New Orleans Area for March 15, 2013

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15

  • CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD FEATURING COUNTRY FRIED: 5:30 p.m., doors open; 6 p.m.-8 p.m., music, The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. In the event of rain, concert will be canceled. $10; free for THNOC members. Admission includes three complimentary beverages. Guests must be 21 or older to enter.
  • VINO ON THE BAYOU: 5:30 p.m., Pitot House, 1440 Moss St., New Orleans. Wine, live music by John Rankin and kid chef Eliana will sign her book Cool Kids Cook. $10, general admission; $5, Landmarks members. Tickets sold at gate only. (504) 482-0312.
  • SUNSET AT THE LANDING: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Columbia St., Covington. Featuring the Bloomin’ Onions at 6 p.m. and the Beth Patterson Trio at 7:15 p.m. Bring chairs and refreshments. (985) 966-1786.
  • MY WAY — A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA: 6 p.m., dinner seating; 8 p.m., show, 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.
  • SAMSON AND DELILAH: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
  • LEND ME A TENOR: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. (985) 893-1671.
  • 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.
  • NOISES OFF: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theater for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.
  • FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL: 10 p.m., La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St, New Orleans. A hilarious comedy event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country. $10, advance; $12, door.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

  • BOGUE CHITTO ADVENTURE RACE: 9 a.m., Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton. Trail riding, paddling along the river and hiking/running through the forest. Camping available. (985) 839-5707.
  • SIDEWALK SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Sponsored by the students of Ashé College Unbound. Benefits the students and features books, clothing, CDs, household items and more. (504) 569-9070.
  • FARMERS MARKET WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-noon, Crescent City Farmers Market, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans. The Brooklyn Brewery House chef will be cooking up some of his favorite finds from the market. Also, beer pairing tips. http://BrooklynBreweryMash.com.
  • FAMILY PROGRAMMING — YOUNG HISTORIANS TOUR: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Young historians ages 8-12 will explore the exhibition Gridiron Glory and then move up to the classroom for a discussion and hands-on activity. To sign up, email lauren-handley@nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • RACKET GIVEAWAY/PLAYDAY: 10 a.m.-noon, City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center, 5900 Marconi Drive, New Orleans. New Orleans Youth Tennis presents a festive day of tennis fun. Prizes and refreshments. Free. Email hughes357@cox.net.
  • WALK IN THE WOODS: 8 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Guided hike through the nature center. Free, members; $5, nonmembers. Reservations required. (985) 626-1238 or email rue@northlakenature.org.
  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by Gina Forsyth at 9:30 a.m., fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • VINTAGE GLASS AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Pontchartrain Center, Williams Boulevard, Kenner. Sponsored by the Crescent City Depression Glass Society. Door prizes, glass ID booth, food on site. $6. http://www.crescentcityglass.org.
  • OMA EGG HUNT: noon-2 p.m., sculpture garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art activities, face painting, games, refreshments, petting zoo, pony rides, music, raffle. (504) 658-4121 or http://www.noma.org.
  • MY WAY — A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA: 6 p.m., dinner seating; 8 p.m., show, 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.
  • WONDER WOMEN — THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. The screening of this film is presented by Ashé Cultural Arts Center in partnership with WYES, ITVS, Community Cinema, the Charitable Film Network, and the New Orleans Film Society. Complimentary refreshments from Whole Foods will be served. Free and open to the public. (504) 569-9070.
  • N’KAFU TRADITIONAL AFRICAN DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS M’BATLE SU (GOING HOME): 7 p.m., 1520 N. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. The concert includes a colorful array of traditional African dance and drama. Part of N’Kafu’s 20th Annual Concert & Workshop Series and Conference which features daily drum, dance and history classes. (504) 430-0892.
  • THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY: 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. Adults, $30; seniors 65-plus, $27; students with valid ID, $20; children 12 and younger, $15. (504) 885-2000 or http://jpas.org.
  • CHRISTIAN HOWES AND THE CHRISTIAN HOWES TRIO: 8 p.m., NOCCA’s Nims Black Box Theatre, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. $20. http://noccainstitute.com or (504) 940-2900.
  • 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.
  • FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL: 10 p.m., La Nuit Comedy Theater; 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. A hilarious comedy event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country. $10, advance; $12, door.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

  • 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.
  • VINTAGE GLASS AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW AND SALE: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Pontchartrain Center, Williams Boulevard, Kenner. Sponsored by the Crescent City Depression Glass Society. Door prizes, glass ID booth, food on site. $6. http://www.crescentcityglass.org.
  • 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.
  • USA DANCE: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Salsa lesson at 1:30 p.m. No dance partner required. Mixer dances, light snacks. Bring a snack to share. $10, USAD members; $12, nonmembers; $5, students. (504) 258-2220.
  • NOISES OFF: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theater for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.
  • LEND ME A TENOR: 2 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. (985) 893-1671.
  • SAMSON AND DELILAH: 2:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
  • THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY: 3 p.m., Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. Adults, $30; seniors 65-plus, $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.
  • 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.

MONDAY, MARCH 18

  • 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 19

  • EW ORLEANS CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE: 6:30 p.m., Similie’s Restaurant, 5125 Jefferson Highway, Harahan. Jack Hurst will discuss his latest book, Born to Battle: Grant & Forrest. Free. Dinner, $25. (504) 456-1420.
  • NATURE TALK — MONICA PASOS DISCUSSES BATS: 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 20

  • 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.
  • LUNCHBOX LECTURE: noon-1 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Meg Roussel will give a lecture titled “WWII Fashion.” http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • YLC WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Lafayette Square, St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans. Outdoor concert series featuring Col. Bruce Hampton and Andrew Duhon. (504) 585-1500, ext. 200 or email feedback@wednesdayatthesquare.com.
  • ART IN BLOOM PATRON AND PREVIEW PARTY: 6 p.m., patron party; 7 p.m., preview party, New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Food, silent auction and a preview of the Art in Bloom-Celebrating Steel Magnolias exhibit. (504) 658-4121.
  • IRISH BLESSINGS, BAGPIPES AND BON OPERATIT: 7 p.m., Puccini Bar, Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Free. (504) 648-2331.
  • MOLD: 7:30 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Preview performance by Southern Rep Theatre. $20; $5 discount for seniors, students, teachers, military personnel and theater professionals.
  • 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 21

  • NEW ORLEANS HISTORY AND HERITAGE TOUR: National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Tour the galleries and the museum, shop and explore in historic New Orleans and sample the world-famous cuisine. Dinner cruise on the Mississippi River on the Steamboat Natchez. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • ART IN BLOOM LECTURES, LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW: 9:30 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Susan Haltom and Tara Guérard will lecture on design. At noon, there will be a luncheon and fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue. (504) 658-4100.
  • MEET THE AUTHOR: 5 p.m., reception; 6 p.m., presentation; 7 p.m., book signing, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Craig B. Smith will discuss his book Counting the Days. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • 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 New Leviathan Oriental Fox Trot Orchestra. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark/garden.
  • MOLD: 7:30 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Preview performance by Southern Rep Theatre. $20; $5 discount for seniors, students, teachers, military personnel and theatre professionals. http://www.southernrep.com.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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., Friday-Sunday, March 15-17. Treasure Of The Black Jaguar, 7 p.m. Monday, March 18. $8, adults; $7, students and seniors; $6, Zietgeist members and children 16 and younger. http://www.zeitgeistinc.net or (504) 352-1150.