New Orleans area Calendar for March 8, 2013

Photo by JOHN BARROISThe cast of Rivertown Theaters' Noises Off includes Justin Bupp, from left, Chrissy Garrett, Mike Harkins, Tracey Collins, Trina Beck, Jimmy Murphy, Michael Martin, Brittany Chandler and Gary Rucker. For more information, go to http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or call (504) 461-9475. Show caption
Photo by JOHN BARROISThe cast of Rivertown Theaters' Noises Off includes Justin Bupp, from left, Chrissy Garrett, Mike Harkins, Tracey Collins, Trina Beck, Jimmy Murphy, Michael Martin, Brittany Chandler and Gary Rucker. For more information, go to http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or call (504) 461-9475.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 8

  • BUKU MUSIC + ART PROJECT: 4 p.m., Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. Live bands, art. http://thebukuproject.com.
  • BIG BAND HITS DINE & DANCE: 6 p.m., dinner seating; 8 p.m., show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Big band hits with the 17-piece Victory Big Band. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • LEND ME A TENOR: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Free champagne. (985) 893-1671.
  • SWEENEY TODD: 8 p.m., Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell. A 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. $20. http://www.cuttingedgetheater.com or (985) 640-0333.
  • NOISES OFF: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theater for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

  • RACE JUDICATA: 8:30 a.m., Audubon Park, Shelter 1, Magazine Street, New Orleans. Family and pet friendly 5K race and one-mile fun run/walk benefiting Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans. Complimentary food and beverages and live music. http://www.racejudicata.org or (504) 484-7744.
  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by The Lucky Dogs at 9:30 a.m., fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • BOY SCOUT DAY: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. All levels of Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and their families can enjoy fun activities. Special pricing for Scouts in uniform. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., just off Chartres, New Orleans. Art, crafts, vintage, flea. Food. Live music by Rites of Swing. Free. Email creemccree@gmail.com.
  • BUKU MUSIC + ART PROJECT: 4 p.m., Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. Live bands, art. http://thebukuproject.com.
  • BIG BAND HITS DINE & DANCE: 6 p.m., dinner seating; 8 p.m., show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Big band hits with the 17-piece Victory Big Band. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • LIFE, LAUGHTER AND LOVE: 6 p.m., VIP patron reception; 7 p.m., dinner gala, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Dinner gala and auction to benefit Divine Care Hospice and Ida Steib Nreaux Foundation. $150. http://www.divine_isbfoundation.eventbrite.com.
  • THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY: 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. Adults, $30; seniors 65+, $27; Students with valid ID, $20; children 12 and younger, $15. (504) 885-2000 or http://jpas.org.
  • LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Performance of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with Danny Driver. (504) 523-6530 or http://www.lpomusic.com.
  • LEND ME A TENOR: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. (985) 893-1671.
  • NOISES OFF: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theater for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.
  • CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Harry Mayronne’s “Red Hot Blue Notes”. $15. (504) 488-1460.
  • SPANK!: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. For more information about SPANK!, visit http://www.spankshow.com. $29.75-$39.75. http://www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.
  • SWEENEY TODD: 8 p.m., Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell. A 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. $20. http://www.cuttingedgetheater.com or (985) 640-0333.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

  • 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.
  • BIG BAND HITS DINE & DANCE: 11 a.m. brunch seating, Sunday, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Big band hits with the 17-piece Victory Big Band. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • NOISES OFF: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theater for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.
  • THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY: 3 p.m., Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. Adults, $30; seniors 65+, $27; Students with valid ID, $20; children 12 and younger, $15. (504) 885-2000 or http://jpas.org.
  • SPANK!: 3 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. For more information about SPANK!, visit http://www.spankshow.com. $29.75-$39.75. http://www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.
  • GARDEN PARTY: 4 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Music by Honey Island Swamp Band and Mia Borders. No outside food and beverages allowed. http://neworleanscitypark.com.
  • AUDITIONS FOR CHAPTER TWO: 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Show runs May 10-26. Prepare for a cold read and perhaps with a preference for the part desired. (985) 893-1671.
  • CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE: 6 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. M.I. Scoggin’s “Soiree Edith Piaf.” $15. (504) 488-1460.
  • EW ORLEANS — A FOOD BIOGRAPHY AND DINNER AT DIJON: 6 p.m., Dijon, 1379 Annunciation St., New Orleans. Liz Williams will present a lecture on her new book New Orleans: A Food Biography. Cocktails, hor d’ouevres and four-course dinner with wine pairing. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. $90 per person or $120 with wine pairing. (504) 522-4712 or http://dijonnola.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 11

  • CONGO SQUARE: THE AFRICAN ROOTS OF NEW ORLEANS MUSIC: 7 p.m., Xavier University Center, McCaffrey Ballroom (3rd Floor), Drexel Drive, New Orleans. Discussion and dance performance. Free.
  • AUDITIONS FOR CHAPTER TWO: 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Show runs May 10-26. Prepare for a cold read and perhaps with a preference for the part desired. (985) 893-1671.
  • FICTION WRITERS’ GROUP: 7 p.m., East Branch Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Stephen Rea will discuss Finn McCool’s Football Club: The Birth, Death and Resurrection of a Pub Soccer Team in the City of the Dead. (504) 838-1190.
  • CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE: 7:30 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. 3X3 The One Acts. Parking is free and cash bar is available. Tickets available at the door only. $10. (504) 488-1460.
  • SPANK!: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. For more information about SPANK!, visit http://www.spankshow.com. $29.75-$39.75. http://www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

  • FOREIGN MOVIE NIGHT — THE SNAPPER: 7 p.m., East Branch Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. (504) 838-1190.
  • CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE: 7:30 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. 3X3 The One Acts. Tickets available at the door only. $10. (504) 488-1460.
  • SPANK!: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. For more information about SPANK!, visit http://www.spankshow.com. $29.75-$39.75. http://www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

  • 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.
  • HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 801 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Band: Eudora Evans & Deep Soul. Muggivan School of Irish Dance at 6:15 p.m. and Fini Beauty Boutique Spring Fashion Show at 7:30 p.m. http://harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.
  • WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE: 5 p.m., Lafayette Square, downtown New Orleans. Outdoor concert featuring Bucktown All-Stars and Park Row. Free.
  • 1ST ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS VENDY AWARDS: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., The Historic French Market, 1008 N. Peters St., New Orleans. After eight years in New York and events in LA and Philadelphia, the Vendy Awards — an intense cook-off between the best sidewalk chefs in the city — is coming to New Orleans to determine the best street food vendor in town while raising money for the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition (NOFTC) & Slow Food NOLA.
  • IRISH BLESSINGS, BAGPIPES AND BON OPERATIT: 7 p.m., Four Points by Sheraton, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Free. http://www.bonoperatit.com.
  • CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE: 7:30 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Pat Bourgeois’ “Debauchery”. Tickets available at the door only. $10. (504) 488-1460.
  • SPANK!: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. For more information about SPANK!, visit http://www.spankshow.com. $29.75-$39.75. http://www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

  • 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 Paul Sanchez. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark/garden.
  • FREEDOM’S FORGE — HOW AMERICAN BUSINESS PRODUCED VICTORY IN WORLD WAR II: 6 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Arthur Herman discusses his latest book Freedom’s Forge. Free. (504) 528-1944, ext. 412 or http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • PRE-ST. PATRICK OPEN MIC NIGHT: 7 p.m., Fair Grinds Coffee House, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., New Orleans. (504) 913-9072 or (504) 481-6664 or email robert@desotostreetband.com.
  • AN EXTREMELY PRECARIOUS AND UNCERTAIN CHARACTER OF PROPERTY — IRISH SLAVE OWNERS AND SLAVERY IN ANTEBELUM NEW ORLEANS: 7 p.m., East Branch Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Lecture by Tulane history professor Terrence Fitzmorris. (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.
  • RAY NAGIN — THE GOING AWAY PARTY: 8 p.m., Andrea’s Italian, 3100 19th St., Metairie. A comedic performance by Chris Champagne and Philip Melancon. $15. (504) 330-9117.
  • SPANK!: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. For more information about SPANK!, visit http://www.spankshow.com. $29.75-$39.75. http://www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.
  • NY NIGHT TRAIN SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF WITH DJ MR. JONATHAN TOUBIN: 9 p.m., Siberia, 2227 St. Claude, New Orleans. America’s most popular soul party returns to New Orleans. Get down to the exquisite 1960s soul 45s of Brooklyn DJ Jonathan Toubin. 1 a.m. dance contest for $100 cash prize and a trip to New York for the Dance-Off championship at Brooklyn Bowl. The evening kicks off with a live performance by New Orleans’ legendary King Louie One Man Band. $7.
  • 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. (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.
    • THE WILLIAMS RESEARCH CENTER: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Perique: Photographs by Charles Martin, an exhibition with a companion catalogue, through Saturday, March 16. Open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
    • ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER: 1618 Oretha Castle Hailey Blvd., New Orleans. Film schedule: Bless me, Ultima, 6 p.m.; ABC’s of Death, 8 p.m., March 8-17. $8, adults; $7, students and seniors; $6, Zietgeist members and children 16 and younger. http://www.zeitgeistinc.net or (504) 352-1150.