Don’t Miss Events in New Orleans for March 28-April 3, 2013

Photo provided by Laura Belinda Tennyson -- Irvin Mayfield -- From Friday through Thursday, trumpeter Irvin Mayfield will lead the annual “Love Sessions” at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations. All seven nights of performances, featuring special guests including Jason Marsalis, Evan Christopher, Germaine Bazzle, Gerald French and James Rivers, will be recorded for a commemorative “Love Sessions” CD.
Photo provided by Laura Belinda Tennyson -- Irvin Mayfield -- From Friday through Thursday, trumpeter Irvin Mayfield will lead the annual “Love Sessions” at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations. All seven nights of performances, featuring special guests including Jason Marsalis, Evan Christopher, Germaine Bazzle, Gerald French and James Rivers, will be recorded for a commemorative “Love Sessions” CD.

Good Friday concert at UNO

A gospel extravaganza featuring Pastor Shirley Caesar, Lee Williams and the Spiritual QCs, David “Mr. Brown” Mann and the Mighty Clouds of Joy at 7 p.m. Friday at the UNO Lakefront Arena. Tickets start at $31. Call the UNO box office at (504) 280-7222 or go to http://www.ticketmaster.com.

For your little basket case

Are the kids tired of dressing up? On Easter morning, head to City Park for the annual City Park Easter Egg Hunt at the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. The hunt starts at 10 a.m.; gates open at 8 a.m. “We suggest getting to the park early as crowds can get large,” said Amanda Frentz, development associate. Tickets are $3. The Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is at 1 Victory Drive, (504) 483-9402, http://www.neworleanscitypark.com

A Russian Cinderella

If the shoe fits ... .

“Cinderella,” written in 1938 by Russian author and playwright Evgeny Shvarts, will be the featured presentation at the Rivertown Theatres for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. April 5-7, part of the Russian Festival for Children. Call (504) 461-9475 or visit http://www.rivertowntheaters.com/.

Trumpets at the Square

Irvin Mayfield & the Jazz Playhouse Revue with Kermit Ruffins and the New Orleans Jazz Institute’s Saturday Music School perform at 5 p.m. at Lafayette Square, 601 Maestri Place, in the Central Business District. It’s free. Go to http://www.lafayette-square.org for more information.