Monster trucks, mysteries, baseball: Don’t miss these New Orleans events, Feb. 21-28

Four-wheelin’ in the Dome

The Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam comes roaring into the Superdome on Saturday, starting with a “Party in the Pits” that gives fans an up-close look at the 12-foot-tall, 10,000-pound novelty vehicles. The event features “monster trucks” driven by folks with names like Iron Man, Shock Therapy, Bad Habit and Ground Pounder. Tickets start at $10 in advance; “Party in the Pits” is extra. Go to the New Orleans Arena box office or

Piecing together N.O. mysteries

Paper collages by New York artist Casey Ruble depict New Orleans cemeteries, sites where bodies were hidden and murder scenes in “The Offing.” “Ruble’s work coheres around the theme of transience, imbuing everyday scenes with a psychologically tense, often ominous undertone,” the gallery literature says. Foundation Gallery, 608 Julia St., New Orleans. Opening is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Call (504) 568-0955.

Free Family Day at the Ogden

Inspired by the exhibition “Well-Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson” for HBO’s “Treme,” the Ogden opens its doors for a fun-filled family day of arts and crafts and music from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Music by Young Audiences’ Brazilian Drum and Dance Troop from Lincoln Elementary; the Two-Way-Pockey-Way Show with Big Chief Brian and the Preservation Hall Jr. Brass Band. See Indian costumes, create your own. Free. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Call (504) 539.9608 or email

Moses Hogan Chorale sets concert

The Moses Hogan Chorale Singers celebrate the life, legacy and music of New Orleans native Hogan, a world-renowned musician, arranger and composer of choral music, who died in 2003. Free. Sunday, 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans.


Green Wave meets Notre Dame in N.O.

Get an early taste of spring at Tulane’s Tuchin Stadium this weekend as the Green Wave plays a three-game series against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Enjoy hot dogs, beer and the rousing “hell of a hullabaloo” chant when the Green Wave scores a run. SPCA pet adoption event is at 11 a.m. Sunday. Games are at 6:30 p.m. Friday,2 p.m. Saturday, at noon Sunday. Tickets start at $20; $15 for kids. Call (504) 861-9283 or go to