‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

The NOLA Project kicks off its 10th anniversary season with Dale Wasserman’s play based on Ken Kesey’s novel about a mental hospital and its inhabitants. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 21. NOCCA’s Nims Black Box Theatre, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. (504) 302-9117. www.nolaproject.com.

‘New Orleans Under Reconstruction: The Crisis of Planning’

Carol McMichael Reese’s book examines post-Katrina New Orleans. She leads a panel discussion with contributors Elizabeth Mossop, Jeanne Nathan, W.W. Raymond Manning, Bradford Powers and David Waggonner. She will sign her book. 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

A day with Jean Lafitte

Living history re-enactors portray Jean Lafitte’s Baratarian pirates, British scouts and American revenue agents 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Period songs at 11:30 a.m. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, French Quarter Unit, 419 Decatur St., New Orleans (504) 589-3882. www.nps.gov/jela.

Tryouts for the Trombone Shorty Foundation

In partnership with Tulane University, the foundation will audition young musicians for the Trombone Shorty Music Academy and Fredman Music Business Institute. 5 p.m. for the academy and 6:30 for the institute, Tulane’s Dixon Hall, Newcomb Place and Zimple Street, New Orleans. www.tromboneshortyfoundation.org/.

LPO benefit sale

Encore Shop, the upscale consignment store that benefits the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, will be having a major sale. Proceeds go to the LPO. Starts Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Saturday, Sept. 13. The Encore Shop, 7814 Maple St., New Orleans. (504) 861-9028. Symphonyvolunteers.org/encore-shop/.