thursday through sunday
One Act Play Festival
Each night, two of the four one-act plays (“Enter Your Sleep,” “A Lie of the Mind,” “Black Bird, Orange Flower Water” and “The Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger”) based on the theme “violence” will be presented, as well as “Gruesome Playground Injuries.” $25 for a two-day pass which includes all four one-acts. $15 single tickets. 8 p.m., Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. (504) 218-0055. www.elmetheatre.org.
friday through sunday
Pontchartrain Home Show
The 27th annual home and garden palooza features an assortment of products and services for both inside and outside, plus cooking demonstrations, wine information and more. Discount coupons are available. $8. Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. www.pontchartraincenter.com.
New Orleans Celtic Festival
Music, dancing, whiskey, kilts and freckles — everything Celtic will be celebrated at this three-day fest with loads of bagpipes, green and plaid. Events kick off Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday. The Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 595-6755. www.celticfestneworleans.com.
World of Wheels
An extravaganza for any motor vehicle enthusiast, this annual event brings together hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles in one place, including the cars from the “Fast and Furious” movie. Other highlights include Gene Winfield’s “Chop Shop”and the All American Cycle Show. Discounts are available. $18 adults, $6 children 6-12. Friday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., New Orleans. www.autorama.com.
Everything’s Coming Up Roses
Explore the world of roses and how to care for the five different types, just in time to prepare for Spring landscaping. Taught by Lee Rouse of the LSU AgCenter, this is part of the “Lessons with Lee” monthly portfolio of gardening classes. $10 with advance registration. 10 a.m. to noon, Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park, New Orleans. (504) 483-9473. www.neworleanscitypark.com.
New Orleans Ballet Association presents this New Zealand-based company blending body percussion and chanting of Pacific Island indigenous dances with contemporary dance. $24 and up. 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. (504) 522-0996. www.nobadance.com.
Comedian, actor, producer and writer James of “The King of Queens” television show brings his stand-up to New Orleans. $52.35 and up. 7 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. (504) 287-0350. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.