Pelican Greenhouse Plant Sales
Pelican Greenhouse, New Orleans City Park. Shop through a large selection of plants, many of which are propagated from cuttings, seeds, and divisions from specimens growing in the Botanical Garden. Face masks required. neworleanscitypark.com. Saturdays & Sundays in May & June. 8 am–noon.
5 WED – Cinco de Mayo
Art in Bloom 2021
New Orleans Museum of Art. Spectacular floral designs created by garden clubs, floral designers, and creative talents from across New Orleans are showcased. Both virtual and in-person, adhering to safety measures. noma.org. Prices vary. Continues through May 9.
Homemade Butter Making Class
LSU AgCenter. Dairy professor Dr. Chuck Boeneke will explain the science behind making butter and demonstrate how to make it. Gaye Sandoz, LSU AgCenter Food Incubator director, will demonstrate how to infuse butter with flavors. $15. store.lsuagcenter.com. 6–7 pm.
Hey Y’all Art Talk
Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Museum Educator Sara Echaniz facilitates an in-depth conversation about art and artists from Ogden Museum’s permanent collection and current exhibitions. Registration required. ogdenmuseum.org. Noon–12:30 pm. Free.
Music at the Museum
Pitot House, 1440 Moss St., New Orleans. Enjoy an outdoor performance in the courtyard with Brass Quintet. BYO chairs, blankets, food, and drinks. $35/person. lpomusic.com. 6 pm.
Jazz’n the Vines
Ponchartrain Vineyards, 81250 Highway 1082, Bush. Amanda Shaw & The Cute Boys captivate audiences, blending authentic Cajun culture with endearing charm. Tickets $10–$25. pontchartrainvineyards.com. 6:30–9 pm.
9 SUN – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
Virtual Mint Julep
Sazerac House, 101 Magazine St. Featuring Buffalo Trace Bourbon. Cocktail Kits available for sale for curbside pickup. A portion of the sales benefiting the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation. sazerachouse.com. 5–5:45 pm.
Twilight at Longue Vue
Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Twilight at Longue Vue open-air showcase features local musicians; Robin Barnes provides this week’s entertainment. Free/member, $10/non-member. longuevue.com. 5–7 pm.
Cured & Aged: Whiskey and Meat Pairings
Sazerac House, 101 Magazine St. This BBQ and whiskey pairing features Emmylou’s BBQ and a flight of whiskey cocktails. sazerachouse.com. 5–6 pm. $30/person.
Music at the Museum – Violin, Viola, and Piano
St. Alphonsus Art & Cultural Center, 2045 Constance St., New Orleans. Enjoy an indoor performance. Food and beverage allowed. $35/person. lpomusic.com. 6 pm.
Hors d’oeuvres, Cocktails and Garden Tales
Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park. The Botanical Garden and The Sazerac House partner for a fun night in the garden. $45/person. neworleanscitypark.com. 6:30–8:30 pm.
15 SAT – ARMED FORCES DAY
Virtual Armed Forces Day Ceremony
The National World War II Museum. The National WWII Museum, in partnership with the Mayor’s Military Advisory Committee, will also host a virtual Armed Forces Day Ceremony to honor all past and present member of the Armed Forces. nationalww2museum.org/events-programs/events/128503-virtual-armed-forces-day-ceremony. 11 am.
LPO At 30
LPO Digital Concert. Featuring music by Bach, Bernstein, and Piazzolla with a special performance by Music for Life Students. Appearances by Carlos Miguel Prieto, Thomas Wilkins, and Courtney Bryan. lpomusic.com/event. 7 pm.
The National WWII Museum. Asian Americans and World War II: How Non-Japanese, Asian Americans Experienced the War will explore the experiences of Chinese, Korean, Filipino, and Indian Americans during World War II. Free. nationalww2museum.org. 11 am–noon.
JTOURS: Congregation Mickve Israel with Rabbi Robert Haas
Founded in 1733, Congregation Mickve Israel is America’s third oldest Jewish congregation and its first Ashkenazic synagogue. The current building, dating to 1878, is named one of the “15 Most Beautiful Synagogues in the World.” nojcc.org. Free. 11 am–noon.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Tune in for a new drawing exercise with Museum Educator, Michelle Pontiff. This beginner-level drawing class is designed to build your drawing skills via interpretation of nature. Registration required. ogdenmuseum.org. Noon–1 pm. Free.
Cocoa & Cocktails: Bourbon
Sazerac House, 101 Magazine St. From cocoa bean to oak barrel, learn how chocolate and whiskey are perfect pairings, featuring Piety & Desire Chocolate, and Buffalo Trace Whiskey. sazerachouse.com. 4–5 pm. $30/person.
Who Dun it? Mystery Book Club
New Orleans Public Library. Solve crimes and discover “whodunit” on Zoom. Each month, a new selection will be unveiled. New members welcome. Registration required, nolalibrary.org. Free. 4–5 pm.
“HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr”
BB’s Stage Door Canteen. HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr explores Hedy Lamarr’s Hollywood stardom and inventive achievements in the war effort. $37/member, $40/non-member. nationalww2museum.org. Additional showtimes on May 22-23 and 28-30. 7 pm.
Jazz’n the Vines – The Krickets
Ponchartrain Vineyards, 81250 Highway 1082, Bush. A two-time IMA song of the year winner, this female Americana Gulf Coast group boasts a stunning, one of a kind sound with deep folk-based harmony. Tickets $10–$25. pontchartrainvineyards.com. 6:30–9 pm.
Drink & Learn: Juleps
Sazerac House, 101 Magazine St. Learn how the adaptations of the julep went from Persia and the Mediterranean to the southern states. sazerachouse.com. 4–5 pm. $30/person.
Twilight at Longue Vue
Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Twilight at Longue Vue open-air showcase features local musicians; Ryan Hanseler provides this week’s entertainment. Free/member, $10/non-member. longuevue.com. 5–7 pm.
Art + Zen Meditation Series
Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Join for a live monthly contemplation practice inspired by a work of Southern art led by Ogden Museum educator and yoga instructor, Mikhayla Harrell. Registration required. ogdenmuseum.org. Noon–12:30 pm. $5 suggested donation.
Virtual Way of Tea Demonstration
New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins C. Diboll Circle. Led by Naomi Yoder (they/them), Japanese Way of Tea Practitioner, Urasenke Lineage. Registration required. Free. noma.org. 6:30 pm.