The NOLA project presents the Irish drama “Sive,” the story of an orphaned Irish girl sent to live with relatives and the consequences of an arranged proposal to a 70-year-old man. The production opens at 8 p.m. Thursday and runs Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through March 26, Ashe Power House Theater, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. $30, $20 backstage pass members. nolaproject.com.
New Orleans home and garden show
Friday through Sunday
As the spring temperatures hit the area and everyone shakes off the winter doldrums, here comes the New Orleans Home and Garden Show, with hundreds of ideas and exhibits for the house, the yard and all that goes in between. Join the Home Builders Association of New Orleans at its 61st annual show, featuring hundreds of vendors and seminars on timely topics. Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, also 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. $15. neworleanshomeshows.com
drafts for crafts
The Higgins boat is credited with helping the Allied forces win World War II, and the boat, its local history and the restoration of the famous PT-305 are a great reason to raise a glass and raise some funds at the Drafts for Crafts event. Held at the National World War II Museum, the event features great restaurants, music and beverages on Andrew Higgins Drive between Camp and Magazine streets. $85, $75 members. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
malpaso dance company
Friday through Sunday
The rhythms and movement of Cuba come to the stage of the Lupin Hall at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts when the Malpaso Dance Company performs for three concerts. The contemporary Havana-based troupe of 10 dancers are part of the New Orleans Ballet Association and New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts presentation. $50. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. (504) 522-0996. nobadance.com.
Tenor Bryan Hymel, his wife, soprano Irini Kyriakidou, with Dr. Marcus St. Julien accompanying, perform “Love Infinite,” a concert of love songs to benefit the Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn rabbi emeritus chair of Temple Sinai and the Cantor Colman Concert Fund of New Orleans. $30 and up advance, $35 door, $10 students. 6 p.m. Sunday, Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 861-3693. templesinainola.org.
art in bloom preview party
The artistic work of dozens of local floral artists is beautifully matched with the fine art exhibits of New Orleans Museum of Art for a five-day event that celebrates living and static art. The Art in Bloom preview party heralds the five-day floral showcase in the museum. Food, music and a chance to see the art in advance. $150. 6 p.m. patrons, 7 p.m. preview party, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. (504) 658-4121. noma.org.