MUSICAL duo at Ogden
An international performer who earned her bachelor’s degree at Dillard University, Valerie Francis is known for her performances of classical music and Negro spirituals. Wilfred Delphin is an alumnus and artist-in-residence at Xavier University. The duo performs Thursday at Ogden After Hours, 6 p.m. $10, (504) 539-9612.
Painter Jim Richard and son Brad Richard, a writer, present their work and discuss mutual influences in “Curtain Optional” at the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Where Y’art happy hour. Friday, 6 p.m.
A BENEFIT FOR BOUNCE
Bounce artists Big Freedia, Katey Red, Cheeky Blakk and others put on a show to raise money for a trip to South By Southwest, the music festival in Austin, Texas. At Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., Friday at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10. Go to siberianola.com or call (504) 265-8855.
‘The Full Monty’
Laid-off British steelworkers decide to put on an all-male striptease to raise money. JPAS Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $30. (504) 885-2000.
Jazz singer John Boutte performs Saturday at 8 p.m. at d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St., in the Faubourg Marigny. (504) 942-3731.