- COCKTAILS AGAINST CRIME: 6 p.m., IBERIABANK, 3412 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Fight against crime with spirits, cuisine and entertainment benefiting the New Orleans Police, Justice Foundation and their Adopt-a-Block initiative. nopjf.org
- NUIT BELGE — AN EVENING OF BELGIAN BEERS AND NEW ORLEANS CUISINE: 7:30 p.m., Generations Hall, 916 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. N.W., 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. To promote, educate, and support local communities though craft beer. Tickets start at $99.
‘LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’ THE MUSICAL: 8 P.M., CUTTING EDGE THEATER, 767 ROBERT BLVD., SLIDELL. A COMEDY HORROR ROCK MUSICAL ABOUT A HAPLESS FLORIST SHOP WORKER WHO RAISES A PLANT THAT FEEDS ON HUMAN BLOOD AND FLESH. TICKETS START AT $25. (985) 649-3727.
WTH IS SO FUNNY: 9 P.M., BARATARIA LIVE, 5032 FOURTH ST., MARRERO. A STAND-UP/IMPROV COMEDY SHOWCASE. GENERAL ADMISSION IS $15 AND VIP IS $20. FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS WILL BE PROVIDED.
- WOMEN OF HOPE: 7 p.m., St. Timothy on the Northshore United Methodist Church, 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville. Hosting best-selling author and renowned speaker Lisa Harper.
- 46TH ANNUAL O’REILLY AUTO PARTS WORLD OF WHEELS: 3 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. See hundreds of custom cars, classics, hot rods, trucks, motorcycles and race cars on display. General admission is $18. Tickets for children 6 to 12 are $12. Children 5 and under get in free. autorama.com/attend/neworleans/
‘DITZYLAND’: 8 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 2 P.M. SUNDAY. RIVERTOWN THEATERS FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 325 MINOR ST., KENNER. VARLA JEAN MERMAN, RICKIE GRAHAM, SEAN PATTERSON AND COMPANY TAKE AIM AT THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WALT FOR THIS SENDUP OF CLASSIC FAIRY TALES. TICKET PRICES ARE $26. RIVERTOWNTHEATERS.COM
- ‘VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE’: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville. See this Tony winner for best play about three middle-aged siblings. (884) 843-3090. facebook.com/30byNinety
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Food demo by Wildcrafters of Covington and music provided by Daniele Spadavecchia.
- LIFE ON PAPER: 10 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Mia Kaplan will encourage young artists to develop their own point of view while learning different ways of documenting the world around them. northlakenature.org
- A SCREENING OF ‘WINGS’: 3:30 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. THNOC will present a free screening of “Wings” with live, improvised musical accompaniment by St. Louis Cathedral’s young-artist-in-residence, pianist Pierre Queval. Free and open to the public. For reservations, call (504) 523-4662. hnoc.org
- SWEETARTS: 8 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. An exciting multidisciplinary arts program that honors significant donors and artists for their recent contributions to the CAC and the local arts community. (504) 528-3805. cacno.org
- CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD: 1:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Carole Boston Weatherford will discuss and sign her book, ‘Freedom in Congo Square.’
BICYCLING THE BACK TRAILS AND TIPS TO TRAIL RIDING: 3 P.M., NORTHLAKE NATURE CENTER, 23135 U.S. 190, MANDEVILLE. BIKE PATH OWNER, DAVID MOELLER WILL SHARE HIS LIFE-TIME PASSION AND EXPERTISE WITH TIPS TO RIDING THE TRAILS FOR THE BIKING ENTHUSIAST. NORTHLAKENATURE.ORG
ABSRACT: 8 P.M., GRAVIER ST. SOCIAL, 523 GRAVIER ST., NEW ORLEANS. MUSIC, FOOD, FINE/VISUAL/PERFORMANCE ART AND MORE.
- NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 1 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Visit swamps, ponds, bayous, hardwoods forests and pineland habitats. northlakenature.org
- GENEVEIVE MUNSON TRIMBLE: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Genevieve Munson Trimble will discuss and sign her book, ‘Afton Villa: The Birth and Rebirth of a Ninteenth-Century Louisiana Garden.’
- AFRICAN DRUMMING WITH LUTHER GRAY: 4 p.m., George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Learn the African drumming tradition in New Orleans. Runs through April 20.
‘At Home and at War New Orleans, 1914–1919’ Exhibition: The Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. This exhibition displays the various sentiments throughout the city with letters, newspapers, film reels and records. Free. Through May 7.
‘Awash with Color — Seldom-Seen Watercolor Paintings by Louisiana Artists, 1789–1989’: The Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Features some of the institution’s extensive holdings in watercolors, which are displayed infrequently due to the delicate nature of the medium. Free. Through May 21.
A Chinese Lantern Festival: New Orleans Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. See dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays created at City Park by a team of 100 artisans and technical staff. Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for children 3 to 12, and free for children under 3. For more event details or to purchase tickets, visit cityparkpresentschinalights.com or call (504) 482-4888. Event will run through May 1.
‘Key-Sook Geum — Living Energy’: Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Geum weaves delicately shaped webs of gold and black wire with pearl, coral, amber and crystal beads, transforming simple but luxuriant materials into a network of intersecting lines, planes and curves. Through Saturday.
‘Jacqueline Humphries’: Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Composed of entirely new works, the exhibition is the most extensive presentation to date of her silver and blacklight paintings. Through Sunday.
‘James Hoff — BRICKING’: Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Hoff’s recent “virus paintings” and sound works exhibit an inevitable development of his engagement with technology, popular and political culture, and the intentional and unintentional disruptions therein. Through Sunday.
MARDI GRAS INDIAN BEADWORK WITH CHIEF HOWARD MILLER: 4 p.m., George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Learn how to design and create beadwork patches suitable to be part of a Mardi Gras Indian “suit.” All beads and other supplies will be provided. Runs through April 20.
National World War II Museum: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African-American Experiences in World War II” will be shown through May 30. nationalww2museum.org
OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 539-9650 or ogdenmuseum.org
Tulane Contemporary Glass Exhibit: 6 p.m., The St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. View works from professors, graduate students and former students of the glass art program at Tulane which has inspired and shaped the New Orleans’ glass art movement. The exhibit will be on display Saturday through April 2.
Compiled by Marchaund Jones