The Many Faces of Louis Armstrong
Professor, scholar and musician Dr. Michael White will host a lecture/concert about the musical and cultural importance of New Orleans-born jazz legend. Also on tap are Kermit Ruffins, Gregg Stafford and Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown. McCaffrey Ballroom, Xavier University Center, New Orleans. (504) 520-7568. www.xula.edu.
Boudin, Bourbon and Beer
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation is the beneficiary of the proceeds from a stellar night of Louisiana’s favorite sausage, made by some of the most stellar luminaries of the culinary world. 6-10 p.m., Champions Square, Lasalle Street, New Orleans. boudinbourbonandbeer.com.
Friday through Sunday
‘One Man, Two Guvnors’
A British award-winning comedy about gangsters, mistaken identity and one man working for two bosses takes to the stage at Rivertown Theaters for the performing arts. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m.; Nov. 7 through Nov. 22, with 8 p.m. Nov. 20. 325 Minor St., Kenner. (504) 461-9475. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
Odyssey’s Night at the Museum
One of the area’s most in-demand tickets, NOMA’s Odyssey gala helps fund the operations of the City Park museum. Patron’s party at 7 p.m., gala at 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets start at $125 (limited) and $250. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
Irish Fest celebrates Irish heritage in all its aspects: music, dance, history, sports, humor, food and, of course, drink, a Gaelic football tournament, catching a few Irish dancers showing their stuff, or enjoying a traditional session over a pint. Part of the International Irish Famine Commemoration. $12 with a fest button. www.irishfestneworleans.com.
The master songwriter brings his All Star Band to a live concert of his extensive musical biography that speaks to generations of audiences. 8 p.m., UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. $65 and up. (504) 280-7222. tour.jamestaylor.com.