Fridays on Fulton
Known for performing with some of New Orleans’ favorites, including Harry Connick Jr. and Dr. John, local jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones will return to perform at “Fridays on Fulton,” presented by Harrah’s New Orleans. 5-8 p.m. Aug. 22. Fulton and Lafayette streets, New Orleans. (800) 427-7247. www.harrahsneworleans.com.
Friday through Sunday
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Part of the Summer Lagniappe children’s productions for children, by children. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23, 2 p.m. Aug. 24. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. (504) 461-9475.
Krewe of OAK parade
The midsummer Mardi Gras festivities of the Krewe of Outrageous and Kinky, known for costumes and props that run the gamut between decadence and minimalism, will kick off with a 7 p.m. gathering for a Royal Balcony Ceremony at the Maple Leaf Bar, then proceed from Oak Street to Carrollton Avenue, then down to Palmer Park at Carrollton and Claiborne avenues. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Start at Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., New Orleans. (504) 866-3959. www.facebook.com/events/255716977958529/
Family Fair 2014
Ogden Museum of Southern Art presents its annual fair with free admission. A variety of art activities inspired by a Southern county fair will include a soft sculpture pie contest, creating farm animal masks and puppets, and a hobbyhorse kids can actually ride. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Free. (504) 539-9650. www.ogdenmuseum.org.
Amanda Shaw and Gal Holiday at Wednesdays on the Point
This is the final of the eight-week series of concerts sponsored by the Algiers Economic Development Foundation, providing music, food and local vendors. The event takes place at the foot of the Algiers Point Ferry landing. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug 27. Algiers Point Riverfront, 200 Morgan St., Algiers. (504) 362-6436. www.wednesdaysonthepoint.com.
Tulane University Campus Programming presents a free evening with Cecily Strong. The performer, a veteran of Second City National Touring Company, joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” in fall 2012. 8 p.m. Aug. 27. Tulane University McAlister Auditorium. Free. (504) 314-2938.