New Orleans Concert Band
Ogden After Hours live musical performance featuring Southern musicians and interviews by Southern music historians. The band will perform in the Ogden Library, with a selection of students in the Goldring Hall Atrium. 6 p.m. Sept. 11. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Place, New Orleans (504) 539-9600. www.ogdenmuseum.org.
“Shrek the Musical!”
Based on the film that started it all, everyone’s favorite ogre comes to life when Shrek shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. (Sundays) Sept. 12-28. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. (504) 461-9475. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
Downriver: Mighty Mississippi River Festival
Surrounding the theme of coffee and bananas, the festival has expanded to three stages with lectures inside the Old U.S. Mint from noon to 4:45 p.m., music on the stages outside of the building from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and lectures in the French Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also look for free walking tours by the National Park Service. Saturday, Sept. 13. The Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. (504) 568-2022. www.facebook.com/mississippiriverfest. Free.
Rodeo New Orleans
A Western-style rodeo comes to New Orleans with bronc riding, roping and barrel racing. Country star Mickey Gilley performs at 7 p.m. $20 covers admission for both the rodeo and the concert. At the UNO Lakefront Arena, 4 p.m. Saturday. Continues at 4 p.m. Sunday. http://www.rodeoneworleans.com.
Broadmoor Art and Wellness Market
Art vendors, health and wellness organizations, food trucks, live performances, raffles, workshops, free giveaways, presentations by NOPD and NOFD and a free family second-line workshop featuring “Dancing Darryl.” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13. Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad Ave., New Orleans. (504) 596-2660.
‘From East to West’
Marcello Benetti, a native of Venice and resident of the Crescent City since July 2011, marks the release of his second album for his “Shuffled” set with a live performance. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sept. 14. Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, 626 Frenchman St., New Orleans. (504) 949-0696. www.snugjazz.com.
50th Anniversary Beatles tribute
Fifty years ago to the day, City Park Stadium (now Tad Gormley) rocked with the appearance of the original fab four. To mark the occasion, WYES will recreate the event with the contemporary Fab Four, a Beatles tribute ban. Sixties attire is encouraged, as well as singing along. $35 in advance; $40 at the gate. 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Tad Gormley Stadium, 5400 Stadium Drive, City Park, New Orleans. (504) 457-2934. neworleanscitypark.com/the-beatles-in-city-park.
Tribute to the Andrews Sisters
The Victory Belles present “America’s Wartime Sweethearts,” a tribute to the Andrews Sisters. Noted for their harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews Sisters’ optimistic songs and exuberance made them the ideal morale boosters during World War II. At the National WWII Museum’s Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Opens Wednesday, Sept. 17. $40. (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.