BUKU Music + Art Project
Big Freedia, Public Enemy, Kid Cudi, Calvin Harris and others; art installation, a graffitti showcase and more at the Friday and Saturday progressive art and music festival. Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New OrleansWarehouse District. Go to http://www.thebukuproject.com or call (504) 361-7821.
‘Noises off’ at Rivertown
“Noises Off” presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called “Nothing’s On.” Doors slam, there’s backstage intrigue, and an errant herring figures in the plot of this farce. At the Main Stage at Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St. in Kenner. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. $30. Call (504) 461-9475 or visit http://www.RivertownTheaters.com.
‘The Money Box’ at Loyola
Ricky Graham presents his musical, “The Money Box,” based on Moliere’s “The Miser,” at Loyola University’s Marquette Theater on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 6 p.m. The play runs through March 17. Set in New Orleans in the 1960s, Graham’s musical tells the story of the stingy owner of a Bourbon Street club and his vivacious children. Tickets are $12. Call (504) 865-2074.
INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL
The New Orleans International Beer Festival showcases craft beer samples, live music, food and beer education seminars on topics including home brewing, food pairings and cooking with beer. $40 tickets include unlimited 2-ounce samples; there’s also a $20 “designated driver” ticket. Saturday at Champions Square, 2-6 p.m. Ticketmaster for tickets or go to http://www.neworleansinternationalbeerfest.com.
SIDEWALK CHEF AWARD
The Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center holds a competition for “best sidewalk chef” at the French Market on Wednesday, March 13. The “Vendy” award raises money for the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition and Slow Food NOLA. Tickets for adults start at $24 and include food samples and beer. Go to http://vendysnola.eventbrite.com/
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