Party for the Coast

Celebrate the Louisiana coast while supporting efforts by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana at a gala with entertainment by the Honey Island Swamp Band. 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive. $25; call (888) 522-6278.

Ladies in Red Gala

The Preservation Resource Center holds its 13th annual Ladies in Red Gala, honoring New Orleans jazz musicians and the institutions that support them while raising funds for heritage preservation programming. Honorees are Lucien Barbarin, Leah Chase, Benny Jones, Freddie Lonzo, Herlin Riley and the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. 8 p.m. Friday at the Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St. (504) 581-7032. Tickets are $75, $150 for the patron party.

‘Spamalot, the Musical’

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” Tony Award winning musical “Spamalot” is a goofy spin on the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Holy Grail with tap dancing knights, sassy showgirls and, yes, flying cows. Opens Friday and continues Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., and June 28-30. At the Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Tickets start at $30. Call (504) 461-9475.

Prelude to Pride festival

The UNO St. Claude Gallery, 2429 St. Claude Ave., will host film screenings Saturday starting at 6 p.m., including “The Sons of Tennessee Williams” by Tim Wolff, illuminating the way that the gay Mardi Gras krewe scene was a seminal factor in the cause of gay liberation in the South. It’s a prelude to a pop-up exhibition in conjunction with New Orleans Pride Festival June 22-23 and June 29-30. For more information, contact