7 p.m. Wednesday
Louisiana Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette St., 523-4352; www.leh.org
David Torkanowsky kicks off the Louisiana Humanities Center's "Professors" series, exploring the work of the city's great piano players from Louis Gottschalk to Jelly Roll Morton and Fats Domino. Between sets, Torkanowsky will talk about New Orleans' piano tradition. Tickets $5.