New Orleans events calendar, May 23-29, 2013

THURSDAY

  • PROPELLER 2013 GALA: 6 p.m., investor hour; 7 p.m., gala, Propeller Incubator, 4035 Washington Ave., New Orleans. Highlights from the Propeller Accelerator Fellows, small plates, beer & wine, entertainment and silent auction. Cocktail attire. Investor Hour and gala, $80; gala, $35, advance; $40, door. http://propellergala.eventbrite.com or http://gopropeller.org.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

  • CAF RED TAIL SQUADRON “RISE ABOVE” TRAVELING EXHIBIT: 9 a.m., New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. Featuring an original film by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Adam White. The National WWII Museum’s mobile education vehicle, the Red Ball Express, will be on site with activities for kids. Large artifacts from the Museum collection will also be on view. Admission is free. (On-site registration of a valid email address required.) http://www.redtail.org/exhibit.

FRIDAY

  • VINO ON THE BAYOU: 5:30 p.m., Pitot House, 1440 Moss St., New Orleans. Live music and wine tastings. Tickets sold at gate only. $10; $5, Landmarks members. (504) 482-0312.

SATURDAY

  • MUSICOLLABORATIVE PARENT-CHILD FAMJAM: 10 a.m., Annette West Music Studio, 4026 Annunciation St., New Orleans. For children 18-36 months accompanied by a participating adult. FamJam Playshops are small-group, community-based sessions designed for young children and the special adults in their lives to explore listening, singing, moving, playing and creating together. Facilitated by elementary and early childhood music Specialist Kaya Martínez. Limit 2 children per participating adult; $35 for first child; $25 for second. (504) 942-7606.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • CHILDREN’S MOVIE SERIES: 10 a.m., The Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. Screening of :The Muppet Movie” $5.75. (504) 891-2787.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • TIGERS, BANANAS, BEARS...OH YEAH!: 8 p.m., Friday-Sunday and 2 p.m., Saturday, Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields, New Orleans. Games, dancers, acrobats, clowns. Performance by Matt Bell and his orchestra. $10, adults; $5, children ages 12 and younger. Tickets for sale at the door only.

SUNDAY

  • CAROL’S TEA-RIFFIC PARTY ON THE BOULEVARD: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Teas, sweets and tasty treats from throughout the African Diaspora. Live entertainment. $25. (504) 569-9070.
  • ROCK ‘N BOWL BEN FRANKLIN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BASH: 4:30 p.m., New Mid-City Lanes Rock & Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Join your fellow Ben Franklin alums for Ben’s Bash, our annual alumni celebration. Food and beer and wine. Live music from Jonno & Eva and other acts TBA. Door prizes. Kids’ activities. $35; $15 for recent graduates (classes of 2009-2013); free, children 5 and younger. http://www.rockandbowl.com.
  • LAUREN LONDON’S BIG MEMORIAL DAY BASH: 10:30 p.m., The Metropolitan, 310 Andrew Higgins Dr., New Orleans. Lauren London is this year’s party host. VIPs will receive guaranteed admission (no-wait), access to all VIP areas, catered food, professional photography, celebrity access and more. $15-$35. http://www.themetropolitannightclub.com.

MONDAY

  • MEMORIAL DAY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Events highlighting the artifacts, images and stories that honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Performance by the Marine Corps Band at 10 a.m. and the Victory Belles at 2:30 p.m. Panel discussion with Robert Miller, “from Their Fathers: Children of POWs Share Stories and Artifacts.” Free. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

WEDNESDAY

  • WEDNESDAYS ON THE POINT RIVERFRONT FESTIVAL: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 200 Morgan Street riverside where the Algiers Ferry Terminal meets the levee. Live music by Brass-A-Holics “Gogo Brass Funk” Band and Lagniappe Brass Band (Brass). Arts and crafts vendors and food. Free. (504) 362-6436.
  • MARTHA G. ROBINSON LECTURE: 6 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection Counting House, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Sponsored by the Louisiana Landmarks Society. Executive director Walter Gallas will discuss “Historic Preservation in the 21st Century: Learning from the Past & Looking to the Future. (504) 482-0312.