on Chartres Street
Hall-Barnett Gallery, 237 Chartres St., will reopen with a reception and a collection of works from emerging and established artists, including many featured in the original gallery. Founded by the late Howard T. Barnett, the new gallery is operated by his wife and daughter. Artists include Elizabeth Hughes Bass, Raine Bedsole, Pat Kaschalk, Sharon Kopriva, Jorge Lovato, Jana Napoli and many others. 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 237 Chartres St., (504) 782.8907.
‘Sippin’ in Seersucker’
Southern style will benefit Southern art when the Shops at Canal Place host “Sippin’ in Seersucker,” a benefit for the Ogden Museum. Entertainment by Bonerama and Luke Winslow-King; hors d’oeuvres and libations, and a Seersucker Ensemble award. $50. Go to http://www.ogdenmuseum.org or call the museum at (504) 539-9616.
Dragon boats in Madisonville
The Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival shoves off on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville with teams of 20 paddling fast and furious in a range of racing categories. Nearby food, vendor and crafts areas offer something for everone. From 8 a.m. Saturday. Admission free.
India Fest at the New Orleans Museum of Art
The Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans hosts the festival featuring Indian food, children’s activities, educational sessions, Indian dance presentations, a bazaar, live music and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit http://www.iacneworleans.com for details or call (504) 658-4100.
National Train Day
The Amtrak station on Loyola Avenue joins the national celebration of trains and rail history with a day of family activities, crafts and the chance for kids to explore a passenger train. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.