The museum's weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fresh off the April 30 debut of her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, the New York comedian and actress does standup at the House of Blues. She revels in self-deprecating political incorrectness, offbeat confessions and sexual candor, which may explain appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls and The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. May 19
Janet Shea and Donald Lewis star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a cantankerous old Southern woman, who is white, and a man, who is black, hired to assist her. Over time they grow to depend on each other. At Westwego Performing Arts Theatre and North Star Theater. Thu.-Sun. May 9-June 2
The NOCCA Institute & The Lupin Foundation hosts the gala featuring entertainment by NOCCA students, faculty and alumni, food, specialty drinks, an auction, a sneak preview of school initiatives and more. Admission $100 gala, $250 patron party. 6 p.m to 7 p.m. patron party, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. gala.
The fundraiser features self-guided tours of French Quarter homes and courtyards and wine tastings at Madame John’s Legacy (632 Dumaine St.). Visit www.friendsofthecabildo.org for details. Admission $30-$60. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The improv duo consists of Chris Kaminstein and Cecile Monteyne. Tickets $5. 7:30 p.m.
John Lopez, executive director of the Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation, presents "Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation: Where we have been, where we are going?" Free admission. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The author discuss and signs Women Pioneers of Louisiana Environmental Movement. 2 p.m.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network hosts the 5K race with a 1-mile fun run to raise awareness and funds. Visit www.purplestride.org/neworleans for details. 7:30 p.m.