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.
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. Saturday 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, and 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.
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.