Don’t Miss events for New Orleans, Aug. 8-14, 2013

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Works of Whimsy

The Olde Towne Arts Center opens “Works of Whimsy” at 6 p.m. Saturday in the lobby at the OFFstage Gallery at Slidell Little Theater, 2024 Nellie Drive, in Slidell. Artists Jose Maria Cundin, Patricia Hart, Susan King, Ginger Pine and Bibbet Robinson. It will remain on exhibit in conjunction with the Slidell Little Theatre’s first play of the 2013-14 season, “Seussical,” at 6 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 8. Call (985) 326-6822.

Battle for the Crescent City

Stick-N-Move Productions presents a night of heavyweight title fighting: Ten rounds of knockout boxing from two fighters for the championship title. Crescent City Boxing Gym, 3101 Erato St., New Orleans. 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $25. (504) 523-8485.

Through the Lens

The Amistad research center showcases its collection of an estimated quarter-million photographs of and by African-Americans. Photographers highlighted include Carl Van Vechten, Louise Jefferson, Arnold de Mille, Marion Palfi, Christopher Porche West, Arthur Bedou and Florestine Perrault Collins. Through Sept. 27 at Amistad, Tilton Hall on the Tulane University Uptown campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free.

Monday and Tuesday

The New Orleans Bingo Show

A musical game show and cabaret that hits all the hometown notes. 8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St. $20.