Ole Man River Band at ‘Thursdays at Twilight’
Sherman Bernard, recipient of OffBeat Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award, leads this group of New Orleans musicians in an assortment of 1950s and ’60s rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll. The weekly Thursdays at Twilight series showcases an assortment of music styles. 6 p.m., City Park Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park Ave. $10 adults, $3 ages 5-12 years old. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com/calendar.
Friday through Sunday
“Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.”
Based on the Broadway musical, this JPAS production by children for children is a high-spirited musical romp that has everyone dancing the Charleston. In New York City in 1922, young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the big city in search of a new life for herself. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1-2; 3 p.m. Sunday Aug. 3. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, students and military; $12 for children. (504) 885-2000. www.jpas.org.
Friday through Sunday
“Southern Expression” New Orleans Antiques Forum 2014
This year’s topics include furniture, pottery, mourning jewelry and art, Southern landscape paintings, clocks, quilts, and more. 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1; 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2; 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. Williams Research Center of The Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. www.hnoc.org/programs/AntiquesForum-schedule.html.
Fantasia Barrino and KeKe Wyatt
American Idol winner, Broadway star and actress Fantasia Barrino is joined by rhythm and blues artist KeKe Waytt at a benefit for Divine Foundation, Inc. The organization is focused on making real change in the socioeconomic condition of at-risk youth. 7 p.m., Zavier University Convocation Center, 7910 Stoelitz St., New Orleans. Tickets from $35. (504) 218-4787. www.divinefoundation.org.
Locks of Love Cut-a-thon
This 15th annual event will benefit Locks of Love: a public, nonprofit organization that provides vacuum-fitted hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. All haircuts will be $15, and T-shirts will be $10. All those donating 10 inches or more of hair will receive a free shirt, designed by recipient Mary Grace Moore of Covington. Donors are asked to come with clean, dry hair. Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 3. Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. www.locksoflove.org.
“A Forgotten History: The Internment of Alaska Natives During World War II”
Few people are aware that 881 Alaska natives from the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands were also forcibly evacuated and interned in camps in southeastern Alaska. Noon, Aug. 6. National WWII Musuem’s H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. (504) 528-1944 ext. 229, www.nationalww2museum.org.