Nola Girl Jam
Celebrating women in jazz, this three-day festival is centered at the Old U.S. Mint and the Frenchmen Street area. Dance classes and live music are free and open to the public from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Vintage jazz dances taught; no experience necessary. Kick up your heels as part of a 1930s chorus line, be a flapper in a 1920s Charleston or study movement with a burlesque dancer. Nightly dances are by admission. For more information, go to http://www.nolagirljam.com or call (714) 222-2089.
Recycled Fashion Show
Second-hand outfits become first-class finery at the annual fashion show to raise money for Bridge House and Grace House, residential substance abuse programs. 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $30. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive. Call (504) 821-7134 or go to http://www.bridgehouse.org for more information.
Art on exhibit in Slidell
“From the Vaults of the New Orleans Museum of Art: Picasso, Miró and Matisse” will debut in the Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall Slidell from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdayand from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13. Group tours and school trips are available by appointment. Admission is free. For more information, call (985) 646-4375.
during Slidell’s annual Arts Evening. The exhibit will remain on display through April 13. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Spring Fiesta and home tour
The 77th annual Spring Fiesta and Historic Home Tour starts Friday, featuring two weekends of home tours, walking tours, parades and society events. Saturday at 3 p.m. the Spring Fiesta queen and court will be presented in Jackson Square, followed by a parade of horse-drawn carriages through the French Quarter. For more information, go to http://www.springfiesta.com or call (504) 581-1367.
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