- JOHNETTE DOWNING: 11 a.m., New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, 916 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Johnette Downing, the acclaimed “Pied Piper of Louisiana Music traditions,” will perform her monthly concert for children.
- SEVEN YEARS OF BEERS: 5 p.m., NOLA Brewing, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. NOLA Brewing celebrates its seventh birthday. Early bird tickets are $15. General admission tickets are $20. eventbrite.com
‘ARTEMIS SHIFT’ — NEW WORKS BY MAGDA BOREYSZA AND JANE TALTON: 6 P.M., THE FOUNDATION GALLERY, 1109 ROYAL ST., NEW ORLEANS. VIEW FANTASTICAL LANDSCAPES WHERE FLORA AND FAUNA BECOME ONE. EVENTBRITE.COM
SPOTLIGHT GALA: 7:30 P.M., HOUSE OF BROEL, 2220 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS. HONORING FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED AS INDUSTRY LEADERS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FIELDS. TICKETS ARE $40 FOR MEMBERS, $50 FOR NON-MEMBERS. NEWORLEANSPROVISIONAL.FGI.ORG
- ‘TYLER PERRY’S MADEA ON THE RUN’: 8 p.m. Friday; noon, 4 p.m., and 8 p.m. Saturday. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Madea is on the run from the law in this play, starring Tyler Perry. Tickets range from $39-99. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorsaengernola.com
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. Featuring a food demo by Wildcrafters of Covington, and music by Daniele Spadavecchia.
RELAY FOR LIFE: 11 A.M., LAKEVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, JUDGE TANNER BLVD., COVINGTON. JOIN LOCAL VOLUNTEERS AND PARTICIPANTS FROM THE COMMUNITY AND CELEBRATE CANCER SURVIVORS. RELAYFORLIFE.ORG/WESTSTTAMMANYLA
BOOK SIGNING: 1 P.M., GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP, 2727 PRYTANIA ST., NEW ORLEANS. C.S. HARRIS WILL SIGN HER NEW BOOK “WHEN FALCONS FALL.”
ONCE IN A BREW MOON: 7:30 P.M., CAROUSEL GARDENS AMUSEMENT PARK, 1 VICTORY AVE., NEW ORLEANS. ENJOY RIDES AND BEER FOR A LOW PRICE. $30 PER PERSON.
- UPTOWN CLASSIC 5K AND HALF MILE RUN/WALK: 8:30 a.m., Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Features include a beautiful course out and back on St. Charles Avenue to Audubon Park. eventbrite.com
SECOND MUDBUG MARCH TO STOMP OUT PULMONARY HYPERTENSION: 9 A.M., PERISTYLE IN CITY PARK, 42 DREYFOUS DRIVE, NEW ORLEANS. EVENT WILL INCLUDE A ONE-MILE WALK, SILENT AUCTION, MUSIC AND FOOD. EVENTBRITE.COM
- BOOK SIGNING: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Katy Simpson Smith will discuss and sign her book, “Free Men.”
- MANNING WOLFE AND BILL RODGERS: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Manning Wolfe and Bill Rodgers will discuss and sign their books, “Dollar Signs: Texas Lady Lawyer Vs. Boots King” and “History Retweets Itself: Texas Edition.”
- ‘THE BOOK OF MORMON’: 7:30 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the good word. Show runs through March 13. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorsaengernola.com
- COCHON DE LAIT: 4:30 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. A fundraiser to benefit pediatric brain cancer charities. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. fairgroundsracecourse.com
‘A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE’: 7:30 P.M., FUHRMANN AUDITORIUM, 317 N. JEFFERSON AVE., COVINGTON. THE MUSICAL TRACES THE LATE STAR’S CAREER FROM HER EARLY HONKY TONK DAYS TO HER RISE AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY AND TRIUMPHS AT CARNEGIE HALL AND LAS VEGAS. EVENTBRITE.COM
- THE NEW ORLEANS MOTH GRANDSLAM II — ‘WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE’: 8 p.m., The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell tales of dog people versus cat people. $20. thejoytheater.com
- T. M. CAUSEY: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. T. M. Causey will discuss and sign her book, “The Saints of the Lost and Found.”
- FREE LIBRARY CONCERT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 Napoleon, Metairie. Local pianist and instructor Brian Hsu, performs a “Night at the Opera.”
- ‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE’: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. An eclectic group of six teens compete for the spelling bee. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Tickets are $40 for adults, $38 for seniors ages 65 and up, and $36 for students/active military. Show will run through March 20. rivertowntheaters.com
- 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. Free. Through May 21.
- A CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL: New Orleans Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. See dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays. Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. For information, visit cityparkpresentschinalights.com or call (504) 482-4888. Runs through May 1.
- 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 for a Mardi Gras Indian “suit.” All beads and other supplies will be provided. Runs through April 20.
- ‘MITCHELL LONAS — CONVERGENCE’: 10 a.m., Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Mitchell Lonas distills the beauty and complexity of the natural world by exploring the phenomenon of murmurations. Runs through April 22.
- 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. Through April 2.
War of 1812 Quilt Challenge Exhibit: 9 a.m., Chalmette Battlefield Visitor Center, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. An international traveling exhibit of quilts from the Great Seaways Trail War of 1812 Quilt Challenge. Free. Through March 31. nps.gov/jela
Compiled by Marchaund Jones