New Orleans Area for March 1, 2013

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FRIDAY, MARCH 1

LENTEN FISH FRY: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church, 1803 Gravier St., New Orleans. Fried catfish, macaroni, bread, corn salad, bread pudding and a beverage. $10. Call for pre-order and pickup information. (504) 273-5573, ext. 116.

STARLIGHT RACING: 5 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, horse racing under the lights featuring music by The Mixed Nuts in the Clubhouse and DVDJ Crush in the Miller Time Beer Garden, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. $5, general admission; $10, Clubhouse and Miller Time Beer Garden. (504) 955-5515. http://www.fgno.com

RAT PACK NOW!: 6 p.m. dinner seating; 8 p.m. show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Rat Pack tribute show recapturing the music, style and comedy of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. with dining by chef John Besh and the American Sector Restaurant. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.

LAUGH OUT LOUD! COMEDY FOR A CAUSE: 7:30 p.m., doors open; 8:30 p.m., show, The Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. The show features stand up comedians Jodi Borrello, Jd Sledge, James Cusimano and Leon Blanda. Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. $25. http://www.laughoutloudnola.com.

YENTL: 8 p.m., Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre, 215 McWilliams Hall, New Orleans. In this retelling of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s classic story, Yentl, a brilliant young scholar, defies tradition by disguising herself as a man so she can continue her studies. Featuring contemporary music by Jill Sobule, this is both an unorthodox love story and parable for our time. $12. (504) 865-5106. http://tulane.edu/liberal-arts/theatre-dance/box-office.cfm.

CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Performance of The ‘Quarter’ Rat Pack. This wonderful cabaret show is about the wacky efforts of one member to reunite a once-busy trio. Produced by Marshall Harris/ARTBOY Productions. $20. (504) 488-1460. http://www.MidCityTheatre.com.

FLASHDANCE: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER: 8 p.m., Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. Stage adaptation of the 1967 movie. $22.50-$35. http://www.thejoytheater.com.

SWEENEY TODD: 8 p.m., Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell. A 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. $20. http://www.cuttingedgetheater.com or (985) 640-0333.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by Linnzi Zaorski at 9:30 a.m., fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.

SOUL FEST: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Soul food, children’s activities, music, and wellness information from local health organizations. $17.50, adults; $12, children ages 2-12; $13, seniors. Audubon Nature Institute members admitted free. http://www.auduboninstitute.org or (504) 581-4629.

RED CROSS DAY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The Southeast Louisiana Red Cross will tell the story of the Red Cross during World War II and its continuing efforts today. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.

THE CREATIVE FLEA: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. A second-hand market featuring the collectible miscellanea of the creative community. (504) 528-3805 or http://www.cacno.org.

FERET MARKET: noon-5 p.m., corner of Feret and Napoleon streets, New Orleans. Free live music, 90 local vendors with food, produce, art, jewelry, gifts and collectibles. Pet adoptions by Zeus’ Place. http://www.freretmarket.com.

OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art, 600 Julia St., New Orleans. Opening for exhibition, Carol Hallock, on view through March 31.

SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL AT TULANE AUDITIONS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tulane University, McWilliams Hall, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Seeking male and female professional actors with a strong command of classical text. For info and instructions visit http://neworleansshakespeare.tulane.edu/blog/about/auditions-employment.

FLASHDANCE: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

RAT PACK NOW!: 6 p.m. dinner seating; 8 p.m. show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Rat Pack tribute show recapturing the music, style and comedy of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. with dining by chef John Besh and the American Sector Restaurant. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.

YENTL: 8 p.m., Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre, 215 McWilliams Hall, New Orleans. In this retelling of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s classic story, Yentl, a brilliant young scholar, defies tradition by disguising herself as a man so she can continue her studies. Featuring contemporary music by Jill Sobule, this is both an unorthodox love story and parable for our time. $12. (504) 865-5106. http://tulane.edu/liberal-arts/theatre-dance/box-office.cfm.

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER: 8 p.m., Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. Stage adaptation of the 1967 movie. $22.50-$35. http://www.thejoytheater.com.

CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Performance of My Funny Valentine. $20. (504) 488-1460. http://www.MidCityTheatre.com.

SWEENEY TODD: 8 p.m., Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell. A 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. $20. http://www.cuttingedgetheater.com or (985) 640-0333.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

SALVAGE SUNDAY: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fatoush Restaurant, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Artists bring discarded materials back to life. See artists and craftspeople while enjoying an exotic belly dancing brunch. For more information, email info@spuncrossroads.com.

RIDE TO RECOVERY— GULF COAST CHALLENGE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. More than 200 injured veterans and their supporters will begin a 375-mile trek from New Orleans to Tallahassee, Fla. Leading the cyclists from the start will be retired Saints player Steve Gleason. http://www.ride2recovery.com.

SOUL FEST: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Soul food, children’s activities, music, and wellness information from local health organizations. $17.50, adults; $12, children ages 2-12; $13, seniors. Audubon Nature Institute members admitted free. http://www.auduboninstitute.org or (504) 581-4629.

RAT PACK NOW!: 11 a.m. brunch seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Rat Pack tribute show recapturing the music, style and comedy of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. with dining by chef John Besh and the American Sector Restaurant. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.

YENTL: 2 p.m., Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre, 215 McWilliams Hall, New Orleans. In this retelling of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s classic story, Yentl, a brilliant young scholar, defies tradition by disguising herself as a man so she can continue her studies. Featuring contemporary music by Jill Sobule, this is both an unorthodox love story and parable for our time. $12. (504) 865-5106. http://tulane.edu/liberal-arts/theatre-dance/box-office.cfm.

FLASHDANCE: 2 p.m and 7:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER: 3 p.m., Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. Stage adaptation of the 1967 movie. $22.50-$35. http://www.thejoytheater.com.

CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE: 6 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Performance of Glory The Beatles: Love, Love, Love (yeah, yeah, yeah!). $20. (504) 488-1460.

MONDAY, MARCH 4

FREE LIVE TAPING OF ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’: noon, UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. Guests can be part of the primetime television event and watch the performers compete live on stage. Free. http://arena.uno.edu.

THE FICTION WRITERS’ GROUP — CRITIQUE SESSION: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 Napoleon Ave., Metairie. A support group for serious writers of fiction. No poetry, essays or nonfiction. Free and open to the public. No registration required. (504) 838-1190.

MID CITY THEATRE CABARET MONTH: 7:30 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Open Mic Night. Bring your music (in the correct key) and show your talent or go and just watch. $10 (cash at the door). (504) 488-1460.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

FREE LIVE TAPING OF ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’: noon, UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. Visitors can be part of the primetime television event and watch the performers compete live on stage. Free. http://arena.uno.edu.

AUTHOR EVENT!: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 Napoleon Ave., Metairie. N.S. Patrick will discuss and sign copies of his book The Mysteries of Jack the Ripper. (504) 889-8143.

ED RENWICK LECTURE SERIES: 7 p.m., Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex, Loyola University, New Orleans. Featured speaker Donna Brazile. Free. http://www.facebook.com/loyno.

CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Performance of Lola Falana, Showgirl. Parking is free and cash bar is available. $20. (504) 488-1460.

SPANK!: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. For more information about SPANK!, visit http://www.spankshow.com. $29.75-$39.75. http://www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m.-noon, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by the U.S. and Germany in World War II. Free with admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

LUNCHBOX LECTURE: noon-1 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Eric Rivet presents “USS William D Porter: The Luckiest Unlucky ship in the US Navy.” (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.

THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT A SALUTE TO OUR HEROES: 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The vocal trio’s musical journey salutes the military and homefront heroes in all eras. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Performance of Lola Falana, Showgirl. Parking is free and cash bar is available. $20. (504) 488-1460.

SPANK!: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. For more information about SPANK!, visit http://www.spankshow.com. $29.75-$39.75. http://www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

AN EVENING WITH ALISON BECHDEL AT TULANE UNIVERSITY: 7 p.m., Tulane University-Lavin-Bernick Center, 6329 Freret St., New Orleans. Alison Bechdel, author of the graphic novels Fun Home and Are You My Mother?, will give a multimedia presentation on her work and process, redefining race and gender roles along the way. Free. (504) 865-5539.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT SERIES: 5 p.m., gates open; 6 p.m., performance begins, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. With jazz singer Banu Gibson. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark/garden.

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF NEW ORLEANS PUBNITE: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., The Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free admission; cash bar. sheila@smwplc.com.

MEET THE AUTHORS — LOYAL FORCES BOOK LAUNCH: 5 p.m., reception; 6 p.m., presentation, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Celebrate the launch of Loyal Forces by museum curators Toni M. Kiser and Lindsey F. Barnes. Free. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.

WORLD WAR II DISCUSSION GROUP: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Eric Rivet of the World War II Museum will speak about the Battle of Leyte Gulf and close with a review of the La. Pavilion and the USS Tang Interactive attraction. Free. (504) 838-1190.

RAY NAGIN — THE GOING AWAY PARTY: 8 p.m., Andrea’s Italian, 3100 19th St., Metairie. A comedic performance by Chris Champagne and Philip Melancon. $15. (504) 330-9117.

SPANK!: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. For more information about SPANK!, visit http://www.spankshow.com. $29.75-$39.75. http://www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

ONGOING

ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. The New Orleans Chapter of the National Conference of Artists, in partnership with the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History, presents Loving Your Enemies, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Movement, and those working to further peace and human understanding. The exhibition, which runs through March 30, will feature the work of local and national artists. (504) 715-8137.

CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Mitchell Lonas’ Zelma on display through March 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (504) 525-0518 or http://www.callancontemporary.com.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Color Fall Down, photographs by Priya Kambli in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; Where Do We Migrate To?, a group show; Rooted, a mixed-media installation by Ben Diller; Revolve, sculpture by Rontherin Ratliff. Swamp to Swamp: Works by MILAGROS until Sunday, April 6. (504) 528-3800.

DUTCH ALLEY ARTISTS’ CO-OP: 912 St. Peters St., New Orleans. Representing 25 local artists working in fabric, glass, clay, photography, collage, painting, jewelry, wood, mixed media and printmaking. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. (504) 412-9220 or http://dutchalleyartistsco-op.com.

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. Carol Hallock, through March 31. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY: 400a Julia St., New Orleans. Brian Borrello, Dark Matter, through March 30. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and by appointment (504) 522-5471 or http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com.

LEMIEUX GALLERIES: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Recent Works by Billy Solitario will remain on view until April 12. Chris Guarisco’s Upon an Altar will remain on view until March 30. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Free. (504) 522-5988.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM-CABILDO: 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb Pottery of New Orleans, major exhibition of Newcomb art pottery, through September. (504) 568-6968 or http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/cabildo.aspx.

M.S. RAU ANTIQUES: 630 Royal St., New Orleans. Impressionism — Influences and Impact, paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. (504) 523-5660.

THE MCKENNA MUSEUM: 2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Faces of Treme, photographs by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun. (504) 586-7432.

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Gridiron Glory Exhibition, a new traveling exhibition detailing pro football’s history in America with special sections devoted to the game’s World War II history and the New Orleans Saints, through May 5. (504) 528-1943 or http://www.nationalww2museum.org. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.

EW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau, through May 19. ‘FOREVER’ Mural by Odili Donald Odita, through October. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY: 4532 Magazine St., New Orleans. Recent oil paintings by Edward Bear Miller. http://www.octaviaartgallery.com

SECOND STORY GALLERY: New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Monthly art exhibitions continue with the work of two established artists, Gina Laguna, working in steel and Cynthia Ramirez, a multi-media artist. The exhibition will run through February. (504) 940-1130.

THE WILLIAMS RESEARCH CENTER: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Perique: Photographs by Charles Martin, an exhibition with a companion catalogue, through Saturday, March 16. Open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER: 1618 Oretha Castle Hailey Blvd., New Orleans. A Lesson Before Dying, noon Saturday, March 2. Free. http://www.zeitgeistinc.net or (504) 352-1150.