New Orleans area for March 22, 2013

Photo by MARY KEATING BRUTON -- Marcia BallAustin-based singer-pianist Marcia Ball performs at 5 p.m. Friday for Live After Five in North Boulevard Town Square.
Photo by MARY KEATING BRUTON -- Marcia BallAustin-based singer-pianist Marcia Ball performs at 5 p.m. Friday for Live After Five in North Boulevard Town Square.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22

HOGS FOR THE CAUSE: 4 p.m., City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Live music, BBQ contest, food. Proceeds benefit the aid and relief of expenses families face when their children are being treated for pediatric brain cancer. http://www.hogsforthecause.org.

MY WAY — A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA: 6 p.m., dinner seating; 8 p.m., show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Four singers will bring Sinatra’s repertoire to life. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

COLUMBIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., downtown Covington. Email gottaluvcov@covla.com or (985) 966-1786.

BALL IN THE CITY: 7 p.m., VIP Patron Party; 9 p.m., live concert, Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. Guest speakers, silent auction, live music. Proceeds benefit the United Negro College Fund. http://www.uncf.org.

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES: 7 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Proceeds from the performance benefit Planned Parenthood and the YWCA of Greater New Orleans. $15. (504) 569-9070.

MOLD: 7:30 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep Theatre. Gulf Restoration Network Night and panel after the performance with John Biguenet and Aaron Viles. $20; $5 discount for seniors, students, teachers, military personnel and theater professionals. (504) 522-6545.

CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE — “LISA SINGS LEE”: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Starring Lisa Picone, this is an homage to Peggy Lee. Cash bar available. $20 (504) 488-1460.

NOISES OFF: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.

HONORING RUSSELL KROGSGARD: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. (985) 893-1671.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

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

GARDEN TOUR AND HISTORIC OAK TREES: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. Proceeds benefit Keep Covington Beautiful. $15. (985) 867-3562 or email kcb@covla.com.

BRITISH CAR DAY: 9 a.m., Delgado Community College, City Park campus, New Orleans. Hosted by British Motoring Club New Orleans. All British cars and bikes welcome. Registration from 9 a.m.-noon with popular choice judging from noon-2 p.m. and awards at 3 p.m. No charge for spectators. http://www.bmcno.org.

EGG ROLLIN’ AT THE COVINGTON TRAILHEAD: 10 a.m.-noon, 419 N. New Hampshire, downtown Covington. Magic, balloon animals, egg rolling contest, Easter basket decorating, sing-along entertaiment. Free. http://www.covla.com or (985) 892-1873.

CONGO SQUARE NEW WORLD RHYTHMS FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m., Louis Armstrong Park, 901 N. Rampart St., New Orleans Free. http://www.jazzandheritage.org/congo-square.

HOGS FOR THE CAUSE: 11 a.m., City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Live music, BBQ contest, food. Proceeds benefit the aid and relief of expenses families face when their children are being treated for pediatric brain cancer. http://www.hogsforthecause.org.

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES: 7 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Proceeds from the performance benefit Planned Parenthood and the YWCA of Greater New Orleans. $15. (504) 569-9070.

MOLD: 7:30 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep Theatre. $20; $5 discount for seniors, students, teachers, military personnel and theater professionals. (504) 522-6545.

RIVER REGION BALLET SPRING CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Destrehan High School, Wildcat Lane, Destrehan. $15. (504) 322-5363.

LEND ME A TENOR: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. (985) 893-1671.

NOISES OFF: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.

CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE — “LISA SINGS LEE”: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Starring Lisa Picone, this is an homage to Peggy Lee. Cash bar available. $20 (504) 488-1460.

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

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.

CONGO SQUARE NEW WORLD RHYTHMS FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m., Louis Armstrong Park, 901 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Free. http://www.jazzandheritage.org/congo-square.

MY WAY — A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA: 11 a.m. brunch seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Four singers will bring Sinatra’s repertoire to life. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

MOLD: 2 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep Theatre. $20; $5 discount for seniors, students, teachers, military personnel and theater professionals. (504) 522-6545.

NOISES OFF: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.

LEND ME A TENOR: 2 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. (985) 893-1671.

RIVER REGION BALLET SPRING CONCERT: 3 p.m., Destrehan High School, Wildcat Lane, Destrehan. $15. (504) 322-5363.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26

LOST AIRMEN OF BUCHENWALD: 6 p.m., Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Screening of the documentary feature film. (504) 528-1944, ext. 229. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

THE ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC: 6:30 p.m., The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, 1901 Bartholomew St., New Orleans. Performance by Little Freddie King. $3, general admission; $35, advanced reserved seating. (504) 940-3400 or http://www.ellismarsaliscenter.org.

THE YAT DICTIONARY: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Christian Champagne will discuss his book and the concept of local humor. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Free. (504) 889-8143.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

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.

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.

WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE: 5 p.m., Lafayette Square on St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Marcia Ball will perform. (504) 585-1500. Free. http://www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.

OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET: 7 p.m., Puccini Bar, Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Songs from Madame Butterfly performed by the New Orleans Opera Association. Free.

THURSDAY, MARCH 28

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 Tom McDermott and Aurora Nealand. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark/garden.

MOLD: 7:30 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep Theatre. Pay what you can. (504) 522-6545.

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 on display 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 or http://www.rauantiques.com.

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. Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art , through June 16. (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.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Deborah Luster: Tooth For an Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish, through April 7. Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO’s Treme, through March 31. Southern Abstraction, from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. http://www.ogdenmuseum.org or (504) 539-9600.

ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER: 1618 Oretha Castle Hailey Blvd., New Orleans. A Fierce Green Fire, 7:30 p.m., through Wednesday, March 27. May the Road Rise to Meet You, Thursday, March 28. $8, adults; $7, students and seniors; $6, Zietgeist members and children 16 and younger. http://www.zeitgeistinc.net or (504) 352-1150.