The Week In Arts for March 31-April 6

A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

  • 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.

MONDAY, APRIL 1

  • REFLECTIONS IN THE GARDEN: noon-1 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. “Monet Garden” presented by Sandra Patrick. Bring a lunch; drinks provided. $10; free for BHS members. (225) 763-3990 or http://www.burdenhorticulturalsociety.com.
  • THE FREIGHT HOPPERS: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., NuNu’s, 1510 Bayou Courtableau Road, Arnaudville. A concert including contra and square dancing. Come early for gumbo and soft drinks. $5.

TUESDAY, APRIL 2

  • 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.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

  • 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 Avenue, New Orleans. Outdoor concert series featuring Irvin Mayfield & the Jazz Playhouse Revue with special guests Kermit Ruffins and The New Orleans Jazz Institute’s Saturday Music School. (504) 585-1500. Free. http://www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.
  • MISCASTED!, A MUSICAL-COMEDY REVUE: 7 p.m., The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude, New Orleans.*NU* Theatre, in association with Clove Productions. $10 at the door. Reservations: (504) 298-8676.
  • LAMAR FAMILY CHAMBER SERIES: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Performance by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players. $25. (225) 383-0500, ext. 100, or http://www.brso.org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4

  • 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 Susan Cowsill. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark/garden.
  • RHYTHMS ON THE RIVER: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., River Ranch Town Square, 1100 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette. Free live music by Category 6. No ice chests. (337) 216-6566.
  • ROCK N ROWE THURSDAYS: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Perkins Rowe Courtyard, Bluebonnet at Perkins. With music by Stormy. Free.
  • OGDEN AFTER HOURS: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Featuring musician Delfeayo Marsalis. (504) 539-9600.
  • RIDERS IN THE SKY: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. $60. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • 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.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

  • GARDEN TOUR FRIDAYS: 10 a.m., Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville. (888) 376-1867.
  • ARTIST’S PERSPECTIVE: 6 p.m., A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres St., New Orleans. With photographer Joshua Mann Pailet. (504) 568-1313.
  • THE HIT MEN: 8 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. $40-$55. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

  • NATIONAL TARTAN DAY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville. (888) 376-1867.
  • ZIPPITY ZOO FEST: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. admissions (zoo closes at 6 p.m.), BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Keeper chats, face painting, photo booth, animal shows. Also, the new program Expedition BREC will debut. Regular zoo admission applies; $8.25, adults and teens; $5.25, children 2-12; $7.25, senior citizens; free, children 1 and under. (225) 775-3877 or http://brzoo.org.
  • FESTFORALL: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., along North Boulevard, in Town Square, and on the grounds of the Shaw Center for the Arts and the Old State Capitol. Music, artists, a children’s village, and much more. Presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Free. http://www/artsbr.org.
  • KITE FEST LOUISIANE: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., West Baton Rouge Soccer Complex, La. 415 at Rosedale Road, Port Allen. Kite flying; design competitions; children’s kite making workshop; professional kite flying; indoor kite flying; show kite demonstrations; Louisiana food booths; kite flying lessons; inflatables; night fly (weather permitting). (800) 654-9701 or http://www.westbatonrouge.net.
  • PLAQUEMINE POW WOW: Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park, 57845 Foundry St., Plaquemine, just across the Iberville Museum. Food, fun, arts and crafts, dancing and competitive dancing. Free.
  • NANODAY: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. A nationwide festival celebrating the science of ultra-small matter. All NanoDay activities are included in general admission and free for students with ID or report card. (225) 344-5272 or http://www.lasm.org
  • DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE: 7 p.m., River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts. $30, $40 and $50. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the River Center Box Office.

News Features staff