- FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Opening for “The Essence of Things,” music by NOLA String Quartet, lecture by Reiner Packeiser and gallery talk with Mel Buchanan. (504) 658-4100. noma.org
- DINNER AND A ZOOVIE: 6 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Screening of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” plus option for Cool Zoo/Gator Run water park. Food trucks and concessions available or bring picnic. $6 movie, $12 movie and water park. audubonnatureinstitute.org/zoovie
- AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ANDERSON COOPER AND ANDY COHEN: 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Join Cohen and Cooper for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. Tickets range from $59-$99. saengernola.com
- “SNOW WHITE”: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Friday; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The Patchwork Players bring to life the story and invite six kids to take the roles of Dopey’s companions. $11. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com
- “THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Lupin Theatre, Tulane University. Enjoy Shakespeare’s rarely produced comedy, directed by Jessica Podewell and featuring Levi Hood and Kyle Woods. $30. neworleansshakespeare.org
- “DISNEY’S THE LION KING JR.”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. The story of Simba comes to life in an amazing stage version based on Julie Taymor’s Tony-winning production of “Disney’s The Lion King Jr,” with music and lyrics by Tim Rice and Elton John. $15. (504) 885-2000. jpas.org.
- “SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville. With live music and exclusive interview footage, the show looks at the career of the legendary songwriter in his own words. $15 and up. 30byninety.com
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. Food demo by Coffee Rani and music by Alex Owen and John Eubanks.
- “RUM, RHUM, RON! A HISTORY OF RUM IN THE NEW WORLD”: 9 a.m., Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St.; tasting at 4 p.m., Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans. Historic New Orleans Collection explores the history of local foodways. $70, $60 members, teachers students. (504) 523-4662. hnoc.org.
“MASTER CHEF JUNIOR” OPEN CASTING CALL: 9 A.M., RITZ-CARLTON, 921 CANAL ST., NEW ORLEANS. OPEN CALL FOR CULINARY KIDS AGES 8-13. PREREGISTRATION NECESSARY. MASTERCHEFJUNIORCASTING.COM
- “HOW WE ROLL — A TOUCH A TRUCK EVENT”: 10 a.m., rear parking lot behind Sears Clearview, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Fundraiser for Families Helping Families of Jefferson allows kids to touch and explore variety of vehicles. $5, $20 families up to 6. (504) 888-9111. fhfjefferson.org
- VERSIPEL COLLECTIVE SEASON FINALE: 5 p.m., Marginy Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Versipel New Music showcases recent chamber music, including two spatial, open score works by Jordan Nobles and works by H.K. Gruber and Katherine Hoover. (504) 948-9998. marignyoperahouse.org
- “THE BREAKFAST CLUB” SHOWING: 7 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Tipitina’s Foundation sponsors free showing of John Hughes classic featuring the Brat Pack. (504) 274-4871. orpheumnola.com
- “FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF” SHOWING: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. The theater shows John Hughes’ classic school-skipping epic. $6. (504) 274-4871. orpheumnola.com
- CANCER MOONSHOT SUMMIT: Noon, Louisiana Cancer Research Center, 1700 Tulane Ave., New Orleans. LSU Health New Orleans event with special engagement from Vice President Joe Biden and updates on research and treatments, philanthropy and advocacy. Register online. surveymonkey.com/rL87SPTV
- “BOOKS/CATALYSTS — A BOOK ARTS SURVEY CURATED BY JON COFFELT”: 6 p.m., The Foundation Gallery, 1109 Royal St., New Orleans. Through Sunday.
- DR. SEUSS 25TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION: 10 a.m., The Striped Hat, 716 Bienville St., New Orleans. A special exhibition traveling North America to artistically highlight the scores of places and eras of Dr. Seuss with his incomparable collection of artwork. Through Sunday.
- JOHN FOLSOM COASTAL CARTOGRAPHY: 10 a.m., Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Enjoy nuanced technique of merging the photographic image with densely layered and excavated oil paints. Through July 30.
- JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY: 400A Julia St., New Orleans. Opening of three exhibitions: “Art Hysterical” features six locally-based artists in various media employing references to art history; “Web of Life” features abstract paintings by Richelle Gribble; and “Mother Vision” features photography by Rosemary Scott-Fishburn. Through July. (504) 522-5471 or jonathanferraragallery.com
- “MONEY, MONEY, MONEY! CURRENCY HOLDINGS”: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Features more than 200 original objects — including coins, paper currency, printing plates, political cartoons, counterfeit detectors and paintings — that illustrate the history of money in America, with a special focus on Louisiana.
- TIFF AND TELEFILM CANADA TOUR THE FILM SERIES “SEE THE NORTH”: Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Audiences will be treated to a curated selection of Canada’s finest creative talent. Through Aug. 11. zeitgeistnola.org
- “VOICES OF PROGRESS — 20 WOMEN WHO CHANGED NEW ORLEANS”: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. The stories of 20 women who helped shaped the city, through photographs, letters, diaries and personal effects. Through Sept. 11.
Compiled by Marchaund Jones