‘the addams family’

Fridays to Sundays, through Nov. 22

Just when you thought it was time for all the ghouls and goblins to go away, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts bring to life the unforgettable musical of “The Addams Family.” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; 325 Minor St., Kenner. $40 adults, $38 seniors, $36 students/military. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com.

tree fest


What could be better than buying a Louisiana fruit tree? How about free trees? That’s just part of the happenings at NOLA Tree Project’s Tree Fest 2015, a day of music, food, kids’ activities, trees for sale and trees for free, plus a roster of lectures on trees, plantings and gardening ideas. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. George’s Episcopal School, 923 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. hikeforkatreena.org.

central city festival


There will be “Dancin’ in the Streets” Saturday for the annual Central City Festival. The O.C. Haley Boulevard block party feature a wide range of music, food options, arts and crafts, plus nonprofit and health organizations. There will also be a line dance and “bus stop” event. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1600 block of O.C. Haley Boulevard, New Orleans. ochaleyblvd.org.

moonlight & martinis


Sipping, snacking and socializing will be all for a good cause Saturday when Moonlight & Martinis benefits the West Jefferson Medical Center’s Cancer Center. Besides the lively libations, auction and camaraderie under the oaks, special guest Dr. Jennifer Arnold, a cancer survivor, neonatologist and reality television star on “The Little Couple,” will be there. Fellow survivor Charmaine Neville will provide musical magic, along with Ronnie Kole. 7 p.m., patron party 6 p.m. $125, $300 for patron ticket. 1121 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. wjmc.org/moonlight.

howling success


It will be time to howl at the moon and shake your groove thing when the Louisiana SPCA time travels for its annual Howling Success gala. “I heart the ’70s” is the banner for this posh pet-centric event (though the pets have to stay home). Music, food, auctions and more will be unleashed, with guests encouraged to break out the disco-era attire of black tie to party for the pooches (and kitties). 8:30 p.m. $125. Celestin Ballroom, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. (504) 368-5191. la-spca.org.

  • eil degrasse tyson

Tuesday and Wednesday

“The Search for Life in the Universe” will be the topic of discussion when Neil DeGrasse Tyson takes to the stage of the Saenger Theatre to talk about the search for habitable plants and life in the cosmos. 7:30 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. $49.50 and up. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.