New Orleans area for March 29, 2013

AMC photo by FRANK OCKENFELS -- From left, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris, Vincent Kartheiser, Jon Hamm, Robert Morse and Elisabeth Moss star in Mad Men. The Carousel Bar & Lounge will celebrate the sixth season premiere of the stylized AMC drama with a party 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4. The show's new season starts Sunday, April 7. Show caption
AMC photo by FRANK OCKENFELS -- From left, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris, Vincent Kartheiser, Jon Hamm, Robert Morse and Elisabeth Moss star in Mad Men. The Carousel Bar & Lounge will celebrate the sixth season premiere of the stylized AMC drama with a party 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4. The show's new season starts Sunday, April 7.

To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

  • SPRING IN THE SWAMP: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero (near Crown Point). Celebrate the season in Louisiana’s wetlands with guided walks, a touch table with furs and skulls, and the Junior Ranger Zone. Free. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10, or http://www.nps.gov/jel.
  • 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.nationalww2
    museum.org.
  • MOLD: 7:30 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep Theatre. Gulf Restoration Network Night and panel after the performance with John Biguenet and Aaron Viles. $20; $5 discount for seniors, students, teachers, military personnel and theater professionals. (504) 522-6545.
  • BATTLE OF ANGELS: 8 p.m., AllWays Lounge and Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans. Performance of the Tennessee Williams play. $15. (504) 218-5778.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by Olga Wilhelmine at 9:30 a.m., fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more. http://www.covington
    farmersmarket.org.
  • SPRING IN THE SWAMP: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero (near Crown Point). Celebrate the season in Louisiana’s wetlands with guided walks, a touch table with furs and skulls, and the Junior Ranger Zone. Free. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10 or www.nps.gov/jel.
  • CRESCENT CITY CLASSIC: 11 a.m., begins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and ends at City Park Festival Grounds, One Palm Drive, New Orleans. 10K race. $5 cover charge for non-racers to attend the after-race festival. Free food, beer, water and fruit will be served. http://www.ccc10k.com/crescent-city-classic-10k.html.
  • DERBY INFIELD FESTIVAL: noon, Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Featuring a concert by Cowboy Mouth and the largest food truck gathering ever in New Orleans. The Louisiana Derby is a $1 million event for 3-year-old horses attempting to earn their way into the world’s most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby, held five weeks later. First post (the first race of the day) on Louisiana Derby Day is set for 2 p.m. with 13 races total scheduled for the day. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged; outside food and drink is prohibited. General admission, $25; VIP, $60. http://www.fair
    groundsracecourse.com.
  • AUDITIONS FOR JEKYLL & HYDE: noon-5 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. The play runs July 12-28. (985) 705-9871, (985) 869-1523.
  • “EASTER KEG HUNT” — A GULF RESTORATION NETWORK BENEFIT: 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. $12, advance; $15, door. http://healthygulf.org.
  • CINDERELLA: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor Street, Kenner. Performance by Moscow Nights Inc. $20, adults; $15, seniors; $10, children. http://www.river
    towntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.
  • MOLD: 7:30 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.
  • 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.nationalww2
    museum.org.
  • BATTLE OF ANGELS: 8 p.m., AllWays Lounge and Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans. Performance of the Tennessee Williams play. $15. (504) 218-5778.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

  • SPRING IN THE SWAMP: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero (near Crown Point). Celebrate the season in Louisiana’s wetlands with guided walks, a touch table with furs and skulls, and the Junior Ranger Zone. Free. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10 or http://www.nps.gov/jel.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • FILM SCREENING - HOGAN’S HEROES (1965): 7:30 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • WORK HARD PLAY HARD: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Il Posto Café, 4607 Dryades St., New Orleans. Silent auction, live music, all you can drink wine and beer, raffles, food and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Southern Rep’s 3X3: The One Acts playwright series. $10. http://www.southernrep.com.

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.
  • FLOOD OF CONFLICT, THE NEW ORLEANS FREE SCHOOL STORY: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Robert Ferris will discuss his book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Free. (504) 889-8143.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

  • 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.national
    ww2museum.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.nationalww2
    museum.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.wednesdayat
    thesquare.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.

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.new
    orleanscitypark/garden.
  • ROCKIN’ THE RAILS: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., 419 N. New Hampshire, Covington. Free outdoor concert featuring The Pfister Sisters. (985) 892-1873 or http://www.covla.com.
  • A TASTE OF COVINGTON: downtown Covington. Special four-course meals at restaurants throughout the city. $75. Visit http://www.atasteofcovington.com for schedule and ticket information.
  • OGDEN AFTER HOURS: 6-8 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Featuring musician Delfeayo Marsalis. (504) 539-9600.
  • MAD MEN SEASON SIX PREMIERE PARTY: 6-8 p.m., Carousel Bar & Lounge, 214 Royal St., New Orleans. $10, includes drinks tastings, hors d’oeuvres and party photo. Registration encourage; space limited. (504) 523-3341.
  • 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.
  • RAY NAGIN-THE GOING AWAY PARTY: 8 p.m., Andrea’s Italian, 3100 19th St., Metairie. Comedy show by Chris Champagne and Philip Melancon. $15. (504) 330-9117.

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 Saturday, March 30, features the work of local and national artists. (504) 715-8137.
  • CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Mitchell Lonas’ Zelma on display through Saturday, 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; and 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. Painting on Site by Steve Bourgeois, April 6-30. (504) 895-7375 or http://www.jeanbragg.com. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
  • JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY: 400a Julia St., New Orleans. Brian Borrello, Dark Matter, through Saturday, March 30. Goddesses and Monsters, new work by Monica Zeringue, April 1-23. 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 Saturday, 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/mu
    seum/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.nationalww2
    museum.org.
  • 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. Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art, through June 16. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.
  • OCTAVIA ART GALLERY: 4532 Magazine St., New Orleans. Recent oil paintings by Edward Bear Miller. http://www.octavia
    artgallery.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.