New Fangled Festival of Opera
New Fangled Opera presents four one-act operas each night of the four-day festival, including a premiere by Anthony Green called “Alex in Transition,” along with “The Box Office” by Bekah Simms and “Rapture” by David Wolfson. Completing the program will be Mozart’s “The Impresario.” Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., (504) 948-9998. newfangledopera.org Thursday through Sunday. 8 p.m. $20; student and seniors, $10.
The Three Charmers
Becky Allen, Jodi Borrello and Amanda Hebert perform comedy skits about a vacation to Grand Isle. The Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. (504) 287-4707. $25.
The National World War II Museum marks the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion with ceremonies, book signings, films and music. Friday starting with “H-Hour” at 6 a.m. and continuing through 10 p.m. Go to nww2m.com for a schedule. Also at the museum, “From Barbed Wire to Battlefields: Japanese American Experiences in WWII,” oral histories and images about the experiences of Japanese-Americans during the war. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012.
NOLA Time Fest
A science fiction convention with costumes, discussions, live music and a special celebration of Doctor Who by the Krewe of Who. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner. (504) 467-3111 or nolatimefest.com. Adults, $15; children, $7.50 in advance.