‘my fair lady’
Friday through Oct. 4
In Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady,” the musical adaptation of Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” linguist Henry Higgins shapes Eliza Doolittle from flower girl to society bloom. Jefferson Performing Arts Society takes to the board of its new performance space with the blockbuster that boasts such memorable songs as “The Rain In Spain,” “Get Me to the Church on Time” and “I Could Have Danced All Night.” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $40 and up. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie. (504) 885-2000. jpas.org.
‘an evening in morocco’
The exotic ambiance and flavor of Morocco will be the backdrop for the annual International School of Louisiana benefit. Auction of refrigerator art is featured, plus food, beverages and entertainment that includes an aerialist, Les Rebelles Dance Group and Moroccan belly dance. 6 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. $75, $140 couple, and up. (504) 229-4375. isl-edu.org.
Supergroup Cameo will headline Hamp Fest, the benefit for St. Augustine High School and a salute to Edwin “Hamp” Hampton, creator and driving force of the internationally known Purple Knights marching band. $40. 6 p.m., St. Augustine High School, 2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave., New Orleans. (504) 940-5980. staugnola.org/event/2015-hamp-fest.
ola on tap
Benefiting the Louisiana SPCA, the free festival features more than 300 types of beer with samples starting at $1, food, music, non-alcoholic beverages and a chance to adopt a pet on site. 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Festival Grounds, City Park, 1701 Wisner Blvd., New Orleans. nolaontap.org.
symphony chorus sings sibelius
The Symphony Chorus of New Orleans sings an evening of Jean Sibelius in a 150-year birthday celebration. The composer’s work, including the famous “Finlandia,” will be performed by the ensemble as well as visiting Fins Jussi Makkonen on cello and Nazig Azenzian at the keyboard. $25. 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. (504) 525-2111. symphonychorus.org.
cabaret for hopeline
A star-studded evening of entertainment also benefits a program to help veterans with suicide prevention at An Evening of Cabaret for Hopeline. Featuring the local talents of Nell Nolan, Leslie Castay, Mandi Zirkenbach, John Biguenet, Katherine McClain, Sean Patterson, Amy Alvarez and Asia Rainey, plus auction, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. $50. 6 p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m., Oak Wine Bar, 8118 Oak St., New Orleans. eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-cabaret-for-hopeline-tickets-18208369724.