Trailer McQuilkin’s “Wildflowers”
Longue Vue House and Gardens unveils the works of New Orleans native and Ocean Springs, Mississippi, resident Trailer McQuilkin, exploring his use of copper, oil paint and found objects to create natural, l’oeil art. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. (504) 293-4712. www.longuevue.com.
Friday through Sunday
“Heat of Battle VIII”
Game Masters of any board or miniature game simulating a historic American military action are invited to bring their games to the Heat of Battle VIII wargaming convention and will get in free for all three days. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. (504) 527-6341. www.national ww2museum.org.
“Keynotes of Light”
The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans presents the digital art exhibition of Roxana Sagastume, an artist based in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. The 23 digital prints in the series are conceptualized in surrealistic scenarios. The exhibit is open through Aug. 22. Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, 901 Convention Center Blvd., Suite 118. (504) 272-2198.
“Crimes of the Heart”
Beth Henley’s hallmark play about a trio of Southern sisters comes to life. Past resentments bubble to the surface as they’re forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with the latest incidents that disrupt their lives. The cast includes Peter J. Smith, Franny Harold, Joey Harmon, Amy Martinez, Emily Felps and Rebecca Meyers. The show runs weekends through Aug. 23. 8 p.m., Cutting Edge Theater. 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell. (985) 649-3727. www.cuttingedgetheater.com.
Black Bridal Affair: A multi-cultural bridal expo and fashion extravaganza
Sponsored by Harrah’s New Orleans, the expo includes many of city’s finest wedding professionals on site. Included will be hair and makeup demonstrations, previews of the latest wedding fashions, live entertainment, door prizes and catering sampling. Register online for contests. 2-6 p.m., Harrah’s Casino Theater, 8 Canal St. (504) 453-2186. www.blackbridalaffair.com.
“Pass a good time” celebrating the Feast of the Assumption with a dinner and dance. Sponsored by Les Amis du CODOFIL Westbank. Bayou Deville Cajun Band performs. Dinner and drinks will be available for purchase. Dancing begins at 1 p.m. Doors open at noon. $10. The Four Columns, 3711 Westbank Expressway, Harvey. (504) 888-1232.
Dave and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones
With The Blasters, Dave and Phil Alvin made a blistering version of R&B for the early ’80s L.A. punk rock scene that also included X and The Germs. They split in 1986, but they’ve come together for “Common Ground,” an album that honors their shared love of bluesman Big Bill Broonzy. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Rock ’n’ Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700, RockNBowl.com.