Lark in the Park
Friends of City Park’s premier fundraiser is set against the backdrop of the Botanical Garden. The gala will feature music by Luke Winslow King, auction, raffles, more than 40 area restaurants and libations. $75-$100. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, 101 Victory Ave., City Park, New Orleans. (504) 483-9369. www.friendsofcitypark.com/events/larkinthepark.htm.
Penn and Teller
For 40 years, Penn and Teller have defied labels — and at times physics and good taste — by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own niche in comedy. The duo appears in the Crescent City as part of their national tour. $39.50 and up. 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. (504) 525-1052. www.saengernola.com.
friday through sunday
New Orleans Home and Garden Show
This indoor-and-outdoor palooza features a stadium full of vendors and ideas for home and garden improvements and projects, plus seminars, cooking presentations and speakers and a Habitat for Humanity charity auction. Noon Friday through Sunday at 6 p.m. $15, $8 military, coupons available. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. (504) 835-6383. www.neworleanshomeshows.com
Mayor’s Masked Ball
The United Negro College Fund and Mayor Mitch Landrieu have teamed again to sponsor the gala that supports local students and honors Dr. Norman Francis, of Xavier University. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly provides the sounds. Silent and live auctions, a car raffle and dining are also on tap. $500. 7 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. (504) 581-3794. www.uncf.org/nolamaskedball
Featuring Loyola alumnus Alfred Walker and Luretta Bybee, the College of Music and Fine Arts Performing Arts presents Mendelssohn’s oratorio presented in concert fashion. $20 and up. 7:30 p.m., Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 865-2074. www.cmfa.loyno.edu/montage.
Super Sunday 2015
The sounds and sights of the uniquely New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians come alive at the annual festival presented by the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council and R.E.A.L. The action-packed day begins with a festival at A.L. Davis Park at 11 a.m. and segues to a parade at 1 p.m.
French Market St. Joseph’s Day Celebration
A slate of events salutes the feast day of this popular saint. Music, food, altar, cooking demonstrations and a performance by the Muff-A-Lottas dance corps will part of the Italian-flavored celebrations. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Farmers Market in the French Market, 1100 N. Peters St., New Orleans. (504) 592-3405. www.frenchmarket.org.
Art in Bloom
The annual floral tribute to the arts kicks off with a patron and preview party, followed by lectures and viewings through Sunday, March 22. Cuisine, music, libations and a silent auction are the focus to the backdrop of artistic endeavors saluting “New Orleans by Design.” $125 for patron party. (504) 658-4100. www.noma.org.