dedication of p-51 mustang
The Mustang airplane was flown by members of the famous Tuskegee Airmen in World War II and one is coming to the National World War II Museum. The plane, painted in the style of those flown by the heroic African-American airmen, will be on display. The dedication is part of a day of events surrounding the importance and contribution of the Airmen to the war effort. “Fighting for the Right to Fight” is a symposium at 9 a.m., Veterans, historians and scholars will discuss the role of African-Americans during war. The dedication is at 5 p.m. Registration is required. Call (504) 528-1944, ext. 463, for the symposium. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. (504) 528-1944, ext. 229, for the dedication. nationalww2museum.org.
roast of the town
Convention and Visitors Bureau guru Stephen Perry will be on the spit,as it were, when Roast of the Town raises the temperature on him while raising funds for Delgado Community College. The comedy event also will include dinner, along with silent and live auctions. 7 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theater, 8 Canal St., New Orleans. $100. (504) 671-5412. dcc.edu/alumni-giving/foundation/roast.aspx.
Want a chance to hear from more than 10 colleges and universities at one time? That moment arrives at 10 a.m. Saturday at East Bank Regional Library’s College Day. Schools from the area and across the Gulf South will join in a panel discussion on admission requirements, tours, online applications, deadlines and other aspects of higher education. Open to students and parents. Schools scheduled include Centenary College of Shreveport, Delgado Community College, LSU, Louisiana Tech of Ruston, Loyola University, Millsaps College of Jackson, Miss., Northwestern State University of Natchitoches, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Tulane University, University of New Orleans, University of South Alabama in Mobile and University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. (504) 889-8143. jplibary.net.
german beer festival
Germans are serious about their beer and know how to celebrate. The two combine for a wunderbar evening when Deutsches Haus marks the 500th anniversary of the German Bier Purity Law. The law prescribed that only water, malt and hops could be used in the brew, helping achieve the Bavarian beer’s renowned status. Reinheitsgebot marks the occasion with “beer garden” food, educational information, prizes, games and craft brews. 6 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie. (504) 522-8014. deutscheshaus.org.
spring street fair
Saturday and Sunday
Downtown Slidell is the spot for the Spring Street Fair, a two-day event that brings together more than 200 vendors offering antiques, jewelry, fine art, crafts, toys and a host of collectibles for sale. The event happens on First, Second and Erlanger streets in this St. Tammany community. slidellantiques.com.
instruments a comin’
The goal of the Tipitina’s Foundation’s Instruments A Comin’ program is to increase youth participation in the greater New Orleans area school music programs by providing new instruments. The family-friendly outdoor street party begins at 6 p.m. It’s free and open to the public and includes a performance by Donald Harrison Jr. & The Tips Interns, the Roots of Music and Mary D. Coghill Charter School, plus a silent auction and the Battle of the Marching Bands pitting Edna Karr High School against Sophie B. Wright Charter School. Also up,
Wall and Walk of Fame Inductions, plus a by-ticket concert inside with food and beverage. 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. $50. tipitinas.com.