FAVORITE FATHERS CELEBRATION: Ashé Power House, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. Celebrating exemplary fathers. $10. (504) 569-9070. ashecac.org.
FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park. Art on the Spot family activity, music by Mykia Jovan, gallery tour and lecture on "Carlos Rolón — Outside/In." (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
OPERA IN THE PIAZZA: 7 p.m., Piazza d'Italian, 337 Poydras St., New Orleans. An evening of Italian opera, with food and drinks for sale. $15 and up. (504) 522-7294. americanitalianculturalcenter.com.
PIRATE BALL: 8 p.m., The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Fundraiser festivity for Odyssey House Louisiana with food, libations, entertainment and silent auctions. $50 and up. ohlpirateball.com.
"WORLD OF DANCE": 8 p.m., Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. New Orleans Chamber Orchestra presents Berber's "Medea," and the world premier of Kevin George's "Dancing Shadows." $20 general admission, $15 students. (504) 948-9998. marignyoperahouse.org.
FRIENDS OF CITY PARK'S HISTORICAL TRAIN TOUR: 11 a.m., Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. All aboard the miniature train for a historical tour of City Park. friendsofcitypark.com.
"AN EVENING OF GOLD — THE GOLDEN AGE COLLECTION": 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Cafe Luke Dinner Theatre, 153 Robert St., Slidell. Music from the golden age of musical theater, filled with classic and famous pieces. $30 and up. (985) 707-1597. cafeluke.com.
"WAITRESS": 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Inspired by the film, Jenna is waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. $30 and up. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.
"JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT": 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The theater's Youth Camp production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's 50-year-old Biblical story from Genesis of Joseph and his family and the Pharaoh. $15. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com.
HEART AND SOUL GALA: 6 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. American Heart Association's fundraising ball with food, music, silent and live auctions. $250 and up. (504) 872-3491.
"JERRY TAKIGAWA — BALANCING ACT": 6 p.m., New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, 1111 St. Mary St., New Orleans. Reception and gallery talk for solo exhibition from the winner of the 2017 Clarence John Laughlin Award, a family history project. On display through Aug. 1. neworleansphotoalliance.org.
"BEACH BLANKET BIMBOS": 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Jefferson Performing Arts Society and Murder a la Carte present dining and death as part of their Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, this time, in the form of a reunion of ’60s television beach bums. $52. (504) 885-2000. jpas.org.
URBAN LEAGUE ANNUAL GALA: 7 p.m., Celestin Ballroom, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave. Signature fundraising event for Urban League with theme "80 Strong and Proud." Live entertainment, food, beverages and award presentations. $300 and up. urbanleaguela.org/ulla/2018-gala.
JESSE MCCARTNEY "BETTER WITH YOU" TOUR: 7 p.m., House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. McCartney sings his greatest hits. ticketmaster.com.
"A COMEDY OF MURDERS — MURDER ON THE BENCH": 8 p.m. Saturday; Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts, 740 Fourth St., Gretna. Sand Roads Productions presents a murder mystery set in Gretna with a judge who wonders where his sanity has gone. (504) 363-1500. eventbrite.com/e/a-comedy-of-murders-murder-on-the-bench-tickets-45921232643.
COQUILLE PARK JUNEFEST: Coquille Park and Recreation Center, 13505 La. 1085, Covington. Indoor arts and crafts festival. $5. steinhaurerproductions.com.
FATHER'S DAY RACE: 8 a.m., Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Includes 2-mile and half-mile events. runNOTC.org.
INSECT ADVENTURES: 1 p.m., Audubon Wilderness Park, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, 14001 Patterson Road, New Orleans. Join Audubon entomologists to learn about local insects while hiking te trails. Registration required. No children under 6. $70, $60 members. (504) 587-2109. firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more events and information, visit The New Orleans Advocate at theadvocate.com/new_orleans.
Compiled by Marchaund Jones.