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The Pitot House
$30

Stroll through 300 years of history in one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood with a walking tour encompassing Pitot House, a mile walk around the Bayou St. John neighborhood, known as the Faubourg Pontchartrain, plus a brief stop in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 on Esplanade Avenue, led by doce… Read more

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
$5-$8

Four days (soft opening today) of heritage, food, new beverages, fun and more on the banks of Bayou St. John, with a run/walk, gourmet Greek grocery, tours of the cathedral, kids play area, canoe rides, Greek dancers, a toga contest and games. Also 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m… Read more

National World War II Museum

Gala celebrating individuals and organizations whose work reflects the values and spirit of those who served during WWII, with proceeds to support educational programming at museum. www.nationalww2museum.org/american-spirit-awards. Read more

free
East Bank Regional Library
Free

"Pan Am Flight 759," a new documentary by filmmaker Royd Anderson, will be screened by the Jefferson Parish Historical Society with the filmmaker will be present about the crash on a stormy afternoon in 1982, killing all 146 people on board and eight people on the ground in Kenner’s Mornings… Read more

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
$5-$8

Four days (soft opening today) of heritage, food, new beverages, fun and more on the banks of Bayou St. John, with a run/walk, gourmet Greek grocery, tours of the cathedral, kids play area, canoe rides, Greek dancers, a toga contest and games. Also 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m… Read more

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New Orleans Greek Festival
$15 - $35

Kick off Memorial Day weekend and celebrate Greek heritage on the banks of Bayou St. John, open to runners and walkers of all speeds and abilities, with 5K and 1 Mile events. Pre-registered participants receive a shirt and registered runners and walkers receive free entry to the festival all… Read more

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
$5-$8

Four days (soft opening today) of heritage, food, new beverages, fun and more on the banks of Bayou St. John, with a run/walk, gourmet Greek grocery, tours of the cathedral, kids play area, canoe rides, Greek dancers, a toga contest and games. Also 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m… Read more

Creole Queen Paddlewheel Boat
$70-$100

Cruise the Mississippi River with live music, hors d'oeuvres, beverages, photo booth, dancing, raffles and a second line to the after party on Fulton Alley. www.nolasunsetcruise.eventbrite.com Read more

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
$5-$8

Four days (soft opening today) of heritage, food, new beverages, fun and more on the banks of Bayou St. John, with a run/walk, gourmet Greek grocery, tours of the cathedral, kids play area, canoe rides, Greek dancers, a toga contest and games. Also 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m… Read more

Chalmette National Cemetery of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Vietnam Veterans VFW Post 3798, National Park Service and World War II Museum honor troops at cemetery with color guard, bagpiper, living history program and more. www.jps.gov/jela Read more

National World War II Museum, US Freedom Pavilion

US Marine Forces Reserve Band begins the day, with a commemoration ceremony including local high school color guards, keynote by Gen. Vincent B. Barker of the Army Reserve, recognition of Fallen and Gold Star families, "Taps" and the ringing of the Normandy Liberty Bell.  Read more

free
Greater Covington Center-Bogue Falaya Hall
Free

In appreciation of the dedication and service of veterans, the Covington Heritage Foundation and the City of Covington host veterans and families at a reception following the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center's Memorial Day services. www.covla.com Read more

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown

Restaurant will donate 25 percent of orders during the give back event to Lighthouse Louisiana nonprofit that empowers people with disabilities through services, employment, and advocacy. www.louisianalighthouse.org Read more

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The Pitot House
$30

Stroll through 300 years of history in one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood with a walking tour encompassing Pitot House, a mile walk around the Bayou St. John neighborhood, known as the Faubourg Pontchartrain, plus a brief stop in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 on Esplanade Avenue, led by doce… Read more

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The National WWII Museum
$25

Live-audience recording of the show to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day with host David Folkenflik discussing the invasion with museum curators and historians, including Walter Isaacson. Read more

Tipitina's
$25-$100

Fundraiser for the Marley Hurley Band Endowment at Brother Martin High School includes Bag of Donuts, Peabody, Bucktown All-Stars, the school's stage band and special guests. www.brothermartin.com Read more

New Orleans Jazz Market
$10

Top 10 local finalists perform for a chance to appear at Essence Festival, including Allie Baby, Brass-A-Holics, CASMÉ, DAWN, Drea Marie, L.Y.O.N., Mecca Notes, Melomania, VEGAS COLA BAND and Xeno Moonflower. www.soulofneworleans.com Read more

Regal Cinebarre Canal Place 9 Theatres
$13-$360

Three world premieres will be included in the 41 films at the four-day horror festival, with experiential events, showcases and a weekend-long alternate reality game. Events at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carrer (616 St. Peter St.) also. www.overlookfilmfest.com Read more

free
Lakefront Arena
Free

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and LPO Volunteers benefit event with books, art, CDs, DVDs, sheet music and more. $15 early admission 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, free thereafter. www.lpovolunteers.org Read more

Regal Cinebarre Canal Place 9 Theatres
$13-$360

Three world premieres will be included in the 41 films at the four-day horror festival, with experiential events, showcases and a weekend-long alternate reality game. Events at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carrer (616 St. Peter St.) also. www.overlookfilmfest.com Read more

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New Orleans Museum of Art

Friday Nights at NOMA features music, movies, children’s activities and no extra charge for programs or films, with music by Susanne Ortner and gallery talk on "You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place." www.noma.org Read more

free
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge Ridge Trail
Free

Family event where young explorers can participate in activities to win prizes, part of the National Trails Day. www.fws.gov/southeastlouisiana Read more

free
Lakefront Arena
Free

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and LPO Volunteers benefit event with books, art, CDs, DVDs, sheet music and more. $15 early admission 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, free thereafter. www.lpovolunteers.org Read more

East Bank Regional Library

Also 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jane O'Brien Chatelain West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. Kickoff for summer reading program, "A Universe of Stories," with games, crafts, live music and appearances by "Star Wars" characters from the 501st Legion and the Rebel Alliance. www.j… Read more

free
Woldenberg Park
Free

Two day celebration of the bivalve that includes shucking and eating contests, live music, restaurant vendors and more, with VIP options available. www.neworleansoysterfestival.org. Read more

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
$10-$374

Pop culture two-day convention of gaming, sci-fi, cosplay and fantasy, with family-friendly Big Easy Con Jr., artist alley and makers market, with Zachary Levi slated to appear. www.bigeasycon.com Read more

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