Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Nellie McKay joins forces with the two time GRAMMY award-winning Turtle Island Quartet to present a delightfully kaleidoscopic view of the music of Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn, and the Weimar cabaret of the 1920s. While the combination of voice and strings has long been a staple of the classical genre as well as of contemporary music, Nellie McKay’s talents on piano, mallets, and ukulele and Turtle Island’s famed innovative rhythmic techniques unleash a startling range of possibilities. 7:30 pm at 100 Lafayette Street. $35–$65. (225) 344-0334 or manshiptheatre.org.