GALENTINE'S DAY: 11 a.m., Flaming A-Go-Go, 869 Magazine St., New Orleans. Enjoy food and drink specials, chick flicks galore and one-of-a-kind Pink Fish Bowl-quet.


COLLECT-O-MANIA FILM SERIES — "IRIS": 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Explore the on-screen stories of passionate collectors who have helped shape the 21st-century art museum landscape.


"AND THE BALL AND ALL": 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. A "Y'at" comedy of manners, social customs and more in this Ricky Graham story of a mythical Carnival krewe. $30. (504) 461-9475.

"THE FOREIGNER": 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville. At a remote Georgia fishing lodge, two Englishmen interact with the other guests, claiming one does not understand English. Secrets get shared, scandals erupt and the humor grows. $19, $17 seniors/military, $14 students. (844) 843-3090.


GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT: 8 a.m., Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Join rangers and citizen scientists around the world to spot birds and record sightings. Registration required. (504) 689-3690 ext. 10.

"KIDS IN THE KITCHEN": 10 a.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1540 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Mini-lasagnas are on the menu at this cooking class for kids ages 7-11. Registration required. $20, $15 members. (504) 267-7490.

"THOSE NUTS!": 1 p.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Cooking demonstration and talk by Melody Pate. (504) 267-4790.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: 2 p.m., Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. The world-famous basketball squad face their longtime adversaries the Washington Generals in a family friendly basketball game. $24.50 and up. (800) 745-3000.

C.S. LEWIS ONSTAGE — THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT: 4 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Max McLean takes audiences on C.S. Lewis’ fascinating theatrical journey from vigorous debunker of faith to the most vibrant and influential Christian intellectual of the 20th century.

CRITTER CINEMA: 6 p.m., Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Pets, pizza, PJs and a G-rated movie are on tap for kids ages 5-10. Bring sleeping bags and pillow. Registration required. $35 per child. (504) 368-5191, ext. 207.


TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Soprano Valerie Francis, Patriotic Project members and pianist Wilfred Delphin present Negro Spirituals and Songs from the 1950s and 1960s in celebration of Black History Month. (504) 522-0279.

LENTEN JAZZ VESPERS: 8 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. For each Sunday of Lent, the music of New Orleans blends with the reflection of the season at church for a series of jazz vespers. (504) 522-0279.


"THE COLOR PURPLE": 7:30 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Experience the Tony Award-winning revival of the classic play about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. $30 and up.


"SOUL OF THE CITY — 300 YEARS OF MUSICAL DIVERSITY": 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1100 Chartres St., New Orleans. Annual series of public concerts for Lent. Tom McDermott to play at first concert. (504) 586-1609.

"LINCOLN IN THE BARDO": 7 p.m., The New Orleans Advocate, 840 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. George Saunders discusses his latest novel. Ticketed event. $10. (504) 895-2266.


NDAR TO NEW ORLEANS: 6 p.m., Martin Luther King Library, 1611 Caffin Ave., New Orleans. Zella Palmer discusses African roots of Louisiana’s Creole cuisine. Part of the library's New Orleans 300 series. (504) 596-2695.


"VENGEANCE": 7 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Zachary Lazar reads from his book in conjunction with the performance group "The Graduates," the drama club at the women's prison at St. Gabriel. (504) 895-2266.

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Compiled by Marchaund Jones.