The Week in Arts for Sunday, July 7, 2013

A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, JULY 7

  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Fifth Floor, 100 Lafayette St. Free admission to the galleries and 2 p.m., Discover the Collection: Visual Verbal. Free. (225) 389-7200.
  • FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free admission and reduced admission to planetarium shows. Special presentation of the interactive theater program, We Know NANO! http://www.lasm.org.
  • LES MISERABLES: 2 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29, adults; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • NEW ORLEANS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., Tulane University’s Lab Theater, New Orleans. Performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). http://NewOrleansShakespeare.tulane.edu or (504) 865-5106.

TUESDAY, JULY 9

  • RUMPLESTILSKIN: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Lagniappe Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St. Kenner. A Patchwork Players production. $8. (504) 461-9475, (504) 468-7221 or http://www.RivertownTheaters.com.
  • THE NEW ORLEANS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., Tulane University’s Lab Theater, New Orleans. Performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). http://NewOrleansShakespeare.tulane.edu or (504) 865-5106.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

  • RUMPLESTILSKIN: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Lagniappe Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St. Kenner. A Patchwork Players production. $8. (504) 461-9475, (504) 468-7221 or http://www.RivertownTheaters.com.
  • SUMMER SOUNDS AT ST. JAMES CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, corner of Convention and North Fourth streets. Performance by the Hot Club of New Orleans. Reception follows the concert. $10; free, students. http://www.stjamesbr.org.
  • NEW ORLEANS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., Tulane University’s Lab Theater, New Orleans. Performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). http://NewOrleansShakespeare.tulane.edu or (504) 865-5106.

THURSDAY, JULY 11

  • RUMPLESTILSKIN: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Lagniappe Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St. Kenner. A Patchwork Players production. $8. (504) 461-9475, (504) 468-7221 or http://www.RivertownTheaters.com.
  • LUNCHTIME LECTURE: noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Thomas Rickey will present “The 4th Louisiana at the Battle of Baton Rouge.” Participants are welcome to bring a lunch. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.
  • BASTILLE DAY-OUR LOUISIANA FRENCH CONNECTION YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Old State Capitol House Chamber, 100 North Blvd. Reception and panel discussion. (225) 342-0500.
  • 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 Phil Melancon. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark/garden.
  • A MID CITY NIGHT’S DREAM: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Jefferson Highway and Government Street. Mini art hop with area merchants and opening receptions for summer art shows. Participants are Artvark, Ltd., Brew Ha! Ha!, Caffery Gallery, Elizabethan Gallery, Mosaic Garden, My Louise, Rue Cou Cou and Sally’s Circa 1857. (225) 924-6437.
  • SUMMER HERITAGE TALK: 6 p.m., refreshments; 6:30 p.m., program, Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Brian J. Costello will give a lecture titled “The Creole Trail: Genealogical Ties Unite Pointe Coupee, Avoyelles, Rapides and Natchitoches parishes.” (225) 342-5428.
  • MEMORY AND THE LOVELIEST AFTERNOON OF THE YEAR: 6:30 p.m., Wholly Ground Coffee Shop, 28245 Walker South Road, Walker. Performance by Catalyst Theatre. $10. (225) 247-5205 or (225) 572-3996.
  • SWINE PALACE ANNUAL WINE GALA: 7 p.m., Reilly Theater, LSU. Food and wine tasting. Proceeds benefit Swine Palace’s 2013-14 season. $50. (225) 578-3527 or swinepalace.org.
  • DAMN YANKEES: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Ascension Community Theatre’s summer musical. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.
  • TWILIGHT BAYOU: 7 p.m., Grand Opera House of the South, 505 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley. An Acadia Players Community Theater production. (337) 581-8507 or http://www.theacadiaplayers.com.
  • LES MISERABLES: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29, adults; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • FREEDOM: 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Thursday is JEF Theatre night, featuring a cocktail reception with the playwrights and actors after the show. Proceeds benefit the Jewish Endowment Foundation. $50. (504) 528-3800.

FRIDAY, JULY 12

  • RUMPLESTILSKIN: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Lagniappe Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St. Kenner. A Patchwork Players production. $8. (504) 461-9475, (504) 468-7221 or http://www.RivertownTheaters.com.
  • THE DANCE ON WIDOW’S ROW: 7 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. The company’s summer comedy production. $15. (225) 924-3774 or upstagetheatre.biz.
  • TWILIGHT BAYOU: 7 p.m., Grand Opera House of the South, 505 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley. An Acadia Players Community Theater production. (337) 581-8507 or http://www.theacadiaplayers.com.
  • LES MISERABLES: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29, adults; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

  • RUMPLESTILSKIN: 11 a.m., Lagniappe Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St. Kenner. A Patchwork Players production. $8. (504) 461-9475, (504) 468-7221 or http://www.RivertownTheaters.com.
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Featuring art, crafts, vintage items, flea market items, food and live music. Free. (504) 269-3982 or email creemccree@gmail.com.
  • LES MISERABLES: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29, adults; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • THE DANCE ON WIDOW’S ROW: 7 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. The company’s summer comedy production. $15. (225) 924-3774 or upstagetheatre.biz.
  • TWILIGHT BAYOU: 7 p.m., Grand Opera House of the South, 505 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley. An Acadia Players Community Theater production. (337) 581-8507 or http://www.theacadiaplayers.com.

News Features staff