New Orleans area calendar for May 17, 2013

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FRIDAY, MAY 17

CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD: 5:30 p.m., doors open; 6 p.m., music, The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Featuring Mas Mamones. $10; free, THNOC members. Includes three complementary beverages. Must be 21 or older. http://www.hnoc.org.

BIG BAND HITS DINE AND DANCE: 6 p.m., dinner seating; 8 p.m., show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Dance to big band hits with the 17-piece Victory Big Band. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

EXT TO NORMAL: 7:30 p.m., Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Repertory Theatre. (504) 522-6545.

DRIVING MISS DAISY: 7:30 p.m., Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Performance by Jefferson Performing Arts Society. $27, adults; $20, students; $15, children 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org.

CHAPTER TWO: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $15, adults; $10, students. (985) 893-1671.

GYPSY: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $30-$35. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

WICKED: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

TIGERS, BANANAS, BEARS ... OH YEAH!: 8 p.m., Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields, New Orleans. Games, dancers, acrobats, clowns. Performance by Matt Bell and his orchestra. $10, adults; $5, children ages 12 and younger. Tickets for sale at the door only.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

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

FAMILY WORKSHOP — CODE SCHOOL: 10 a.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Children ages 8-12 will explore the WWII history of secret codes and deception. $10. Registration required. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

MEET THE VETERAN: 10 a.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Women Veterans of Louisiana presents members who served during WWII and other conflicts. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

LIVING HISTORY CORPS: 11 a.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. WWII re-enactors present uniforms and equipment from the conflict. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

WICKED: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

TAILS BUT NO BLACK TIE: 4 p.m., Equest Farm, 1001 Filmore Ave., New Orleans. Fundraiser for City Park. Grand opening of the new equestrian covered ring, Calcutta-style auction and Grand Prix competition. (504) 483-9398.

ARTIST RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Martin Lawrence Galleries, 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Meet artist René Lalonde. Exhibition of his works on view through May. http://www.martinlawrence.com or (504) 299-9055.

SUNSET ON THE LANDING: 6 p.m., Columbia Street, downtown Covington. Featuring The Magnetic Ear and The Plum Magnetic. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Free. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.

BIG BAND HITS DINE AND DANCE: 6 p.m., dinner seating; 8 p.m., show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Dance to big band hits with the 17-piece Victory Big Band. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

31ST ANNUAL TCHOUPITOULAS BARATHON: 6:05 p.m., Le Bon Temps Roule, 4801 Magazine St., New Orleans. In six miles, you visit six bars, and you drink six cold beers. You can do it fast, slow, something in between, you can improvise, and there are really only a few basic rules. Email nola.barathon@gmail.com or call (504) 812-6388. http://www.myspace.com/4801magazine.

DRIVING MISS DAISY: 7:30 p.m., Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Performance by Jefferson Performing Arts Society. $27, adults; $20, students; $15, children 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org.

AUDRA MCDONALD: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Lupin Hall, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. $50-$100.

EXT TO NORMAL: 7:30 p.m., Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Repertory Theatre. (504) 522-6545.

GYPSY: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $30-$35. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

CHAPTER TWO: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $15, adults; $10, students. (985) 893-1671.

TIGERS, BANANAS, BEARS ...OH YEAH!: 8 p.m., Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields, New Orleans. Games, dancers, acrobats, clowns. Performance by Matt Bell and his orchestra. $10, adults; $5, children ages 12 and younger. Tickets for sale at the door only.

HAVANA WHITES: 7 p.m., International House, 221 Camp St., New Orleans. Music, dance, Cuban tapas, special drinks, cigars and vintage cars. http://www.ihhotel.com

ROCK ’N’ HOPS: 8 p.m., NOLA Brewing, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, A multi-artist rock show and fundraiser for MusicCares. http://www.nolabrewing.com/news.htm.

SUNDAY, MAY 19

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.

CONSERVATION CUP POLO MATCH: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Leah Farms, 16191 La. 40, Folsom. Hosted by the New Orleans Polo Club, this year’s challenge match will be with the Point Clear Polo Club from Mobile, Ala. Music by Amanda Shaw, the Regg Sanders Trio and Robin Marie Barns. A Calcutta auction will be held prior to the start of the match at 12:30 p.m. Silent and live auctions and a visit by Hurricane Katrina survivor Molly the Pony. $25, adults; $15, students; free, children 9 and younger. Sponsorship tables of eight cost $250 and will be reserved in the tent. http://www.ltsl.org or (985) 542-5006.

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.

TIGERS, BANANAS, BEARS... OH YEAH!: 2 p.m. Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields, New Orleans. Games, dancers, acrobats, clowns. Performance by Matt Bell and his orchestra. $10, adults; $5, children ages 12 and younger. Tickets for sale at the door only.

CHAPTER TWO: 2 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $15, adults; $10, students. (985) 893-1671.

EXT TO NORMAL: 2 p.m., Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Repertory Theatre. (504) 522-6545.

WICKED: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

GYPSY: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $30-$35. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

BALLROOM DANCE: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Jefferson Orleans, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Free dance lesson by Keith Guissoni at 1:30 p.m. and dance exhibitions by his students. Sponsored by USA Dance Chapter 5031. $12; $10, members; $5, those 20 and younger. (504) 258-2220 or (504) 607-1041.

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS AT LAKE LAWN METAIRIE — A CONCERT SERIES: 3 p.m., East Chapel, Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans. Reception to follow. Featuring John Rankin and Tom Fischer playing the music of Gershwin, Berlin, Porter and more. (504) 486-6331 or http://lakelawnmetairie.com.

DRIVING MISS DAISY: 3 p.m., Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Performance by Jefferson Performing Arts Society. $27, adults; $20, students; $15, children 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: 5 p.m., seating begins; 7 p.m., show, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Production by the NOLA project and NOMA. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food and drinks allowed. $18, general admission; $10, NOMA members, university students, children ages 7 to 17. http://noma.org.

ART & SOUL: 6 p.m., patron party; 7 p.m., gala, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Food, drinks, silent auction, music. Attire: jazzy casual. Proceeds benefit NOCCA Institute and the Lupin Foundation. $250, patron tickets; $100, gala tickets. http://www.noccainstitute.com or (504) 940-2900.

FILM FESTIVAL FLIX-UNCONDITIONAL LOVE: 7 p.m., Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. http://www.zeitgeistinc.net.

TUESDAY, MAY 21

ARTSPEAK: 7 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Artists and curators discuss “Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations.” Free. (504) 528-3800 or http://www.cacno.org.

AUTHOR EVENT!: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Branch Library, 4747 Napoleon Ave. Metairie. Ed Branley will discuss his book Legendary Locals of New Orleans. Free. (504) 889-8143.

WICKED: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

CAF RED TAIL SQUADRON RISE ABOVE TRAVELING EXHIBIT: 9 a.m., New Orleans Lakefront Airport, New Orleans. Original film by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Adam White highlighting the story of the Tuskegee Airmen. The 160-degree panoramic screen also lets viewers experience the thrilling feeling of flying a P-51C Mustang. The National WWII Museum’s mobile education vehicle, the Red Ball Express, will be on site with activities for kids. Large artifacts from the Museum collection will also be on view. Free. (On-site registration of a valid email address required.) Rise Above is sponsored by the Texas Flying Legends Museum based in Houston, Texas, and presented in New Orleans by Flightline First. http://www.redtail.org/exhibit.

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.

LAGNAIPPE LECTURE: noon, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Kimberly Guise presents “Wartime Logs.” http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE: 5 p.m., Lafayette Square on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans. Outdoor concert series featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Westbank Mike. (504) 585-1500. Free. http://www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: 5 p.m., seating begins; 7 p.m., show, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Production by the NOLA project and NOMA. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food and drinks allowed. $18, general admission; $10, NOMA members, university students, children ages 7 to 17. http://noma.org.

BIRDFOOT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Featuring young chamber musicians from around the world. (504) 569-9070.

WICKED: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 23

CAF RED TAIL SQUADRON RISE ABOVE TRAVELING EXHIBIT: 9 a.m., New Orleans Lakefront Airport, New Orleans. Original film by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Adam White highlighting the story of the Tuskegee Airmen. The 160-degree panoramic screen also lets viewers experience the thrilling feeling of flying a P-51C Mustang. The National WWII Museum’s mobile education vehicle, the Red Ball Express, will be on site with activities for kids. Large artifacts from the Museum collection will also be on view. Free. (On-site registration of a valid email address required.) Rise Above is sponsored by the Texas Flying Legends Museum based in Houston, Texas, and presented in New Orleans by Flightline First. http://www.redtail.org/exhibit

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. Featuring Alex McMurry. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark.com.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: 5 p.m., seating begins; 7 p.m., show, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Production by the NOLA project and NOMA. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food and drinks allowed. $18, general admission; $10, NOMA members, university students, children ages 7 to 17. http://noma.org.

EXT TO NORMAL: 7:30 p.m., Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Repertory Theatre. (504) 522-6545.

WICKED: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

ONGOING

CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Systems by James Kennedy, through Saturday, May 25. For more information, contact gallery owner Borislava Callan at (504) 525-0518 or visit the website at http://www.callancontemporary.com.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. A Thousand Threads by Luba Zygarewicz, through June 2. Beyond ‘Beasts’: The Art of Court 13, through June 16. Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations, through June 16. After You’ve Been Burned by Hot Soup You Blow in Your Yogurt by Margot Herster, through Aug. 18; I’m Not Lost, Just Undiscovered, CAC Teen Board Curated Exhibition, through June 16. (504) 528-3800.

DUTCH ALLEY ARTISTS’ CO-OP: 912 N. 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.

GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY: 1332 Washington Ave., New Orleans. Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibition, through Saturday, May 25. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday. (504) 891-3032.

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. Earth, Sea & Sky, Paintings of the Gulf Coast, works by Christopher Inglis Stebly, Melissa Smith, Susie Ranager, on view through Friday, May 31. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (504) 895-7375 or http://www.jeanbragg.com.

LEMIEUX GALLERIES: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. (504) 522-5988. Emily Wilson’s Water Garden and recent works by Baton Rouge artist Kathryn Hunter on view through Saturday, May 25.

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.

MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Hours are: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., every day. Exhibit of works by René Lalonde on view through May. http://www.martinlawrence.com or (504) 299-9055.

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.

EW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau, through Sunday, 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. Joel Pickford: Photographs of Southern Louisiana, through Saturday, May 25. http://www.octaviaartgallery.com.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth, Jr. and Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and ’40s, through July 14. When You’re Lost, Everything’s A Sign: Self-Taught Art from The House of Blues, through July 21. Ongoing: Walter Inglis Anderson: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Southern Regionalists from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. http://www.ogdenmuseum.org or (504) 539-9600.