MUSEUMS & EXHIBITIONS
900 Camp St. Each Sunday, Louisiana residents receive free admission to the Contemporary Arts Center, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. cacno.org. 11 am–5 pm.
Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Road. On the 1st Sunday of every month, free admission for Louisiana families. Bring a picnic, explore the children’s Discovery Garden, and stroll the gardens. Reservations required. 1–5 pm. Longuevue.com.
6500 Magazine St. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, Orleans Parish residents with ID proof of residency get free admission with up to four guests to Audubon Zoo. audubonnatureinstitute.org. 10 am–5 pm.
5 Victory Ave. Each Wednesday, Louisiana residents receive free admission to the New Orleans Botanical Garden, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. neworleanscitypark.com/botanical-garden. 10 am–8 pm.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal St. On the 1st Thursday of each month, Orleans Parish residents with ID proof of residency get free admission with up to four guests to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. audubonnatureinstitute.org. 10 am–5 pm.
Free Admission to Ogden Museum
925 Camp St., Each Thursday, Louisiana residents receive free admission to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. ogdenmuseum.org. 10 am–5 pm.
Free Admission to NOMA
One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, Each Thursday, Louisiana residents receive free admission to the New Orleans Museum of Art, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. noma.org. 10 am–6 pm.
VIRTUAL MUSIC & LEARNING
Concerts from the New Orleans Jazz Museum
Balcony Livestream Concert Series, features dynamic jazz musicians performing live from the Jazz Museum’s balcony! facebook.com/nolajazzmuseum/live. 5–6 pm.
Wednesdays & Thursdays
Jazz Foundation of America Presents…live jazz performances. Tune in every Wednesday & Thursday. facebook.com/nolajazzmuseum/live to watch. 2–3 pm.
QUARANTUNES Virtual Concerts feature an exciting mix of musicians performing from their homes, highlighting the rich culture and history of New Orleans. facebook.com/nolajazzmuseum/live. 2–3 pm
Virtual Concert: Piano Hour. Join for these virtual concerts featuring a different artist each week. facebook.com/nolajazzmuseum/live. Fridays, 2–3 pm.
*Past concerts also can be seen on the museum’s FB page.
New Orleans Public Library
THUR May 6
Home DNA Testing & You
Author Libby Copeland will talk about her book “The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are,” and archivist Amanda Fallis will demonstrate the use of Ancestry.com Library Edition. Registration required, nolalibrary.org. Thursday, May 6. 6–8 pm.
SAT May 8 & 22
Creative Writing Workshop
Writers will create, share, and critique original work while learning to develop their own voice and style via Zoom. Novice & experienced writers welcome. Registration required, nolalibrary.org. Free. 1–3 pm.
Yarn Arts Craft Circle
Share skills and techniques to learn from and with one another while working on your own yarn and thread arts projects. Registration required, nolalibrary.org. Free. 3:30–4:30 pm.