The Week In Arts for April 7-April 13

A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

  • IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF AUDUBON: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Audubon State Historic Site, 11788 La. 965, St. Francisville. An extended tour takes guests through an audio visual history of the park, a presentation on the prints Audubon created while at Oakley Plantation, followed by a guided house and grounds tour. Please allow one and a half hours. (225) 635-3739.
  • FESTFORALL: noon, downtown Baton Rouge. Live music, art, food, children’s activities. Free. http://www.acgbr.com.
  • SUNDAY IN THE PARK: noon- 2 p.m., Galvez Plaza Stage, North Boulevard. Special FestForAll performance by Space Capone. Free.
  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Discover the Collection: Decorative Arts,” 2 p.m., a sneak peek inside some of the most beautiful and interesting treasures in the collection. Free admission. (225) 389-7200.
  • SPRING GARDEN TOUR — A WALK IN WALDEN AND PLANT SALE: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road. Plant sale and tour. Walk through the streets of Walden subdivision and enjoy snacks and music by Hungry Hungry in the Walden Clubhouse. Sponsored by the LSU Hilltop Arboretum. $20, single tour; $35, two tours and bonus series packet. (225) 767-6916 or http://www.lsu.edu/hilltop.
  • FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free admission to the galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows. Don’t forget to visit the Lemonade Day stand. At ARTalk, Greg Milneck will guide visitors through his cameras currently on view and discuss his passion for collecting vintage cameras. http://www.lasm.org
  • ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR THE WEST BATON ROUGE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION AND THE WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 2 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422.
  • BATON ROUGE PORCELAIN ART GUILD EXHIBIT AND SALE: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. (225) 275-1105.
  • CINDERELLA: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theatres for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor Street, Kenner. Performance by Moscow Nights Inc. Children’s Bazaar and Russian Tea Room at noon. $20, adults; $15, seniors; $10, children. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.
  • DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: 2 p.m. Sunday, St. Mary’s Dominican High School, Sister Ambrose Reggio O.P. Gymnasium, 7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans. $15, adults; $10, children 12 and younger; $10, Dominican students. (504) 865-9401, ext. 4158.
  • MOLD: 2 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep Theatre. $35; $30, seniors, students, teachers, military personnel and theatre professionals. (504) 522-6545.
  • THE WITNESS: 2 p.m., Lower Depths Theatre, Loyola University, New Orleans. Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola as part of the Senior One-Act Festival. Free. (504) 865-3840.
  • DEBOSE CABARET: 3 p.m., Boudreaux’s Fine Catering, 2647 Government St. Silent auction, dinner and dancing. Proceeds benefit the DeBose Foundation. $45. Email debosefestival@aol.com.
  • SYMPHONY IN THE PARK: 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia. Free outdoor concert by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra presented by the Iberia Cultural Resources Association. (337) 364-1603.
  • DREAMGIRLS: 3 p.m., Sunday, Cook Theatre, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Directed by Troy R. Poplous. (504) 816-4857.
  • IMANI WINDS: 4 p.m., Georges Auditorium, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Family concert series. Attendees will have the opportunity to examine different wind instruments up close. Free. http://www.friendsofmusic.org.
  • NEW ORLEANS CIVIC SYMPHONY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., University of New Orleans-Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Milneburg Road, New Orleans. Works by Tchaikovsky and Borodine will be conducted by Dr. Charles Taylor. Free. (504) 393-8966. http://music.uno.edu.

MONDAY, APRIL 8

  • THE WITNESS: 7 p.m., Lower Depths Theatre, Loyola University, New Orleans. Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola as part of the Senior One-Act Festival. Free. (504) 865-3840.
  • IMANI WINDS: 7 p.m., lecture by John Joyce; 8 p.m., concert, Dixon Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans. $25, general admission; $12.50, students; free, Tulane University students. http://www.friendsofmusic.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

  • THE WITNESS: 7 p.m., Lower Depths Theatre, Loyola University, New Orleans. Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola as part of the Senior One-Act Festival. Free. (504) 865-3840.
  • PAUL TAYLOR DANCE PERFORMANCE: 7:30 p.m., Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. $36-$44. (985) 543-4371. http://www.columbiatheatre.org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

  • RHYTHMS ON THE RIVER: 5:30-8:30 p.m., River Ranch Town Square, 1100 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette. Free live music by MoJeaux. No ice chests. (337) 216-6566.
  • HERITAGE LECTURE: 6 p.m., refreshments; 6:30 p.m., presentation, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Photographer Charles Martin will give a lecture titled “Perique Mystique.” (225) 387-2464.
  • CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELD PRESERVATION: 6 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. 4th St. Presentation by Thomas Gilmore of the Civil War Trust. Free. http://www.atchafalaya.org or (225) 342-5428.
  • RIVER CITY JAZZ MASTERS: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Performance by Jane Monheit. $25-$45. (225) 344-0334 or http://manshiptheatre.org.
  • LES MISERABLES, SCHOOL EDITION: 7 p.m., Brown-Holt Chapel Arts Center, the Dunham School, 11111 Roy Emerson Drive. The production features an 82-member cast of students in pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade. $15, adults; and $12, students. http://www.dunhamschool.org.
  • COLIN AND BRAD: TWO MAN GROUP: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater. Featuring Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of TV’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? $36-$44; $10 for LSU students at the box office with a valid ID. (225) 578-5128 or http://www.uniontheater.lsu.edu.
  • ZACHARY RICHARD-AN ACADIAN HOMECOMING: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Q&A sessions and Cajun fare available before the show. $30-$40. (337) 233-7060.
  • MOLD: 7:30 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep Theatre. $35; $30, seniors, students, teachers, military personnel and theater professionals. (504) 522-6545.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

  • WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING OF THE INCIDENT WITH THE MAGICIAN: 7 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. A Hedges Pictures film is appropriate for PG-13 audiences. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. http://www.hedgespictures.com.
  • LES MISERABLES, SCHOOL EDITION: 7 p.m., Brown-Holt Chapel Arts Center, the Dunham School, 11111 Roy Emerson Drive. The production features an 82-member cast of students in pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade. $15, adults; and $12, students. http://www.dunhamschool.org.
  • RAPUNZEL: 7 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $12-$15. (504) 461-9475, (504) 468-7221 or http://www.RivertownTheaters.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

  • AUDITIONS FOR SHOUT!: 1 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. A New Venture Theatre production. (225) 216-0660, email info@newventuretheatre.org, or http://www.newventuretheatre.com.
  • RAPUNZEL: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $12-$15. (504) 461-9475, (504) 468-7221 or http://www.RivertownTheaters.com.
  • LSU SCHOOL OF MUSIC’S CHAMPAGNE & CAVIAR CONCERTO: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Cypress Ballroom of the Crown Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave. $75, includes champagne and a caviar reception. All proceeds benefit the LSU School of Music Piano/Keyboard Area. Call (225) 578-9268 or email miriam@lsu.edu.
  • SPRING SING: 5 p.m., LSU AgCenter’s Windrush Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. Gates open at 4 p.m. Featured will be the Dunham School Jazz Band, Ben Bell and the Stardust Boys, Richard Williams and Dana Lux and LSU’s musical theater students. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. $15, adults; $5, children ages 4-12; free, children age 3 and younger. (225) 763-3990 or http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com.
  • PHOTOJOURNALIST AND AUTHOR STEVEN SHAPIRO: 6:30 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Shapiro will talk and sign books and there will be a wine and cheese reception with music by the River Road Jazz Quartet. Free. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15, or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.
  • LES MISERABLES, SCHOOL EDITION: 7 p.m., Brown-Holt Chapel Arts Center, the Dunham School, 11111 Roy Emerson Drive. The production features an 82-member cast of students in pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade. $15, adults; and $12, students. http://www.dunhamschool.org.

News Features staff