Prytania Theatre’s 100th Anniversary Block Party
Celebrating a century of celluloid creations, the Pryantia Theatre kicks off a day of events, with classic cinema, live bands and outdoor movies. Block party and “Gone With the Wind” at 10 a.m. and “Cinema Paradiso” at 2:30 p.m. are free. Patron’s Party at 5 p.m. and premiere of “American Sniper” at 8 p.m., $40. 5300 block of Prytania Street, New Orleans. (504) 891-2728. www.theprytania.com.
Friday through Sunday
NOLA Home Show
With such notables as Ty Pennington, Leanne Lee and John Gidding, the home show is a festival of do-it-yourself ideas and resources for the home and garden. Exhibitors run the gamut from local companies to national firms. $11 online for adults, $13 at the door, $5 children 6-12. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. (504) 733-0088. www.nolahomeshow.com.
Fridays through Sundays
The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue
The Broadway hit about American folklorist and humorist Will Rogers, told through a Ziegfeld-style production complete with rope tricks, showgirls and dancing cowboys. $37 adults; $35 seniors; $32 students and active military. 8 p.m. Fridays to Sundays through Jan. 31, Thursday Jan. 29; 2 p.m. Sundays. Rivertown Theater, 325 Minor St., Kenner. (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
An Evening With Randy Newman
Randy Newman joins conductor Stuart Chafetz and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra for this special one-night performance that features some of his biggest hits, including “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” “Short People” and “Louisiana.” $20 and up. 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. (504) 525-1052. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
Flights of Fancy Opera Ball
Prepare to take off for an evening of entertainment, food and auctions when the Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association heads for the skies at the annual fete. The black tie function will feature the sounds of The Y’at Pack. $200 and up. Lakefront Airport Terminal Building, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. (504) 267-9527.
AARP Louisiana is sponsoring a free production of Garret Davis’ play about five sisters who are forced to face their mother’s declining health. Before the show, there will be a discussion on caregiving, part of the Project Prepare to Care, that seeks to raise awareness. RSVP required for the free performance. 4 p.m. discussion, 5 p.m. production. Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. (877) 926-8300.
Lift Every Voice and Sing Concert
This community-sing tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. features African-American liberation music, as well as freedom and healing songs from the Civil Rights Era. Local artists and musicians share their musical testimonies. Also featuring Deacon John Moore, Sharon Martin, Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony, Kelly Love Jones, Wendi O’Neal and Michaela Harrison, and others. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ashé Cultural Center, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.