New Orleans area for April 5, 2013

File photoChristian Serpas & Ghost Town will play for Bayou Jam at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Heritage Park, Slidell. The City of Slidell’s free concert series is concluding the 2013 spring season. For more information, call (985) 646-4375 or go to http://www.slidell.la.us. Show caption
File photoChristian Serpas & Ghost Town will play for Bayou Jam at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Heritage Park, Slidell. The City of Slidell’s free concert series is concluding the 2013 spring season. For more information, call (985) 646-4375 or go to http://www.slidell.la.us.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 5

  • LAGNIAPPE LECTURE — “SEARCHING FOR SUBMARINES LOST DURING WORLD WAR II” BY JERRY HOFWOLT: noon, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. As part of the USS Bowfin crew reunion, Hofwolt, executive director for the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum in Pearl Harbor, will discuss successful searches for U.S. submarines lost in World War II. (504) 528-1944, ext. 229 or http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT BENEFITING OPERATION HOMEFRONT: 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Boomtown Casino, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey. Food, beverages, bands. (504) 366-7711.
  • 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.
  • A TASTE OF COVINGTON: downtown Covington. Various events at locations throughout the city. Visit http://www.atasteofcovington.com for schedule and ticket information.
  • “PASSPORT TO THE ARTS” GALA: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., 16 S. Treasure Island, Slidell. Admission is complimentary with a Friends of the Arts membership. Membership is $75 per member and includes one ticket to the gala. Reserved tables of 10 available for $500. Apply for membership at Accents & Things, Purple Armadillo, and the Cultural Arts Department. http://www.slidell.la.us.
  • LIGHT OF HOPE GALA TO BENEFIT CASA JEFFERSON: 7:15 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Food, entertainment, live and silent auctions. $75, general admission or $150, seated. http://www.casajefferson.com/light-of-hope-gala.
  • CINDERELLA: 7:30 p.m., Rivertown Theatres for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Performance by Moscow Nights Inc. $20, adults; $15, seniors; $10, children. http://www.rivertowntheaters.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. $35; $30, seniors, students, teachers, military personnel and theatre professionals. (504) 522-6545.
  • DREAMGIRLS: 8 p.m., Cook Theatre, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Directed by Troy R. Poplous. (504) 816-4857.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by WE 3 at 9:30 a.m., fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • COVINGTON LIONS CLUB CAR SHOW: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire, Covington. Proceeds benefit Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation and Louisiana Lions Handicapped Children’s Camp. Registration, $25. (985) 966-3786 or email mccaite1943@yahoo.com.
  • A TASTE OF COVINGTON: downtown Covington. Various events at locations throughout the city. Visit http://www.atasteofcovington.com for schedule and ticket information.
  • COVINGTON ART MARKET: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Convington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. Music by Reed Alleman Trio. Presented by St. Tammany Art Association in partnership with the City of Covington.
  • FRIENDS OF NOCCA FEST: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Press Street between Royal and Burgundy streets, New Orleans. Small outdoor festival hosted by the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Institute. Performances, art activities for kids, health screenings, food.
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • JAPAN FOR CHILDREN: 10 a.m., Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional LIbrary, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Presented by the area chapter of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association.
  • PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER OF NEW ORLEANS SHOTGUN TOUR: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 5600 Magazine St., New Orleans. A self-guided tour of homes, featuring the personal art collections of artists, collectors and gallery owners. $25. http://www.prcno.org.
  • CINDERELLA: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theatres for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 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.
  • ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Opening reception for Systems by James Kennedy, on view through May 25. (504) 525-0518 or visit our website at http://www.callancontemporary.com.
  • OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400a Julia Street, New Orleans. Goddesses and Monsters by Monica Zeringue on view through April 23. (504) 522-5471 or http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com.
  • 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.
  • RAINTREE GALA — PAINT THE TOWN GREEN 2013: 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Patron Party at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 525 Fulton St., New Orleans; 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Gala- Harrah’s Theatre, 228 Poydras St. Music by The Yat Pack. Live and silent auction, food from New Orleans restaurants. One gala ticket, $85; one patron party ticket, $160; two gala tickets, two patron party tickets, program listing, $500. (504) 899-9045.
  • HICKORY DICKORY ROCK: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., New Orleans City Park’s Storyland and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. Family Service of Greater New Orleans’ third annual fundraising event. Participating families will also receive information about mental health resources provided by community service providers, including Family Service of Greater New Orleans. Attendees can board an unlimited number of rides for a substantially reduced $10 per person admission price. Tickets can be purchased online at http://fsgno.org or at the gate of the Carousel Gardens.
  • SURVIVE NEW ORLEANS — AN ART EXHIBITION: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Pop Up Gallery Warehouse, 1233 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. The artists work from the same flat monochromatic palette mixing ink markers, brush, rollers, and spray paint. Their abstract work on the street translates directly across surfaces, textures, and contexts onto the canvas. One night only. Free. (504) 569-2700 or http://www.superviveredesign.com.
  • LUAU FUND-RAISER: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Sun Ray Grill, 1051 Annunciation St., New Orleans. National Council of Jewish Women’s Greater New Orleans Section’s annual fundraiser, “A Hawaiian Paradise.” Open bar, hula dancers, leis, kosher-style luau, DJ, ukulele player, silent auction. Tickets start at $50. Call Marisa Kahn at (321) 544-4171 for more information.
  • DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: 7 p.m., 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: 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 theatre professionals. (504) 522-6545.
  • MEGAN MULLALLY: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Lupin Hall, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Mark Cortale presents Will & Grace star Megan Mullally for two shows only hosted by Sirius/XM Radio Star and pianist Seth Rudetsky as part of the new Broadway At NOCCA concert series. $50-$100. (800) 838-3006.
  • THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES: 8 p.m., Mid City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. All proceeds benefit the St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program. http://midcitytheatre.wordpress.com.
  • 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.
  • DREAMGIRLS: 8 p.m., Cook Theatre, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Directed by Troy R. Poplous. (504) 816-4857.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

  • A TASTE OF COVINGTON: downtown Covington. Various events at locations throughout the city. Visit http://www.atasteofcovington.com for schedule and ticket information.
  • 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: 11:30 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.
  • FINE ART AUCTION: noon, preview; 1:30 p.m., auction, Westin New Orleans Canal Place, New Orleans. 1,000 original paintings, sculpture, serigraphs, etchings and lithographs by Berrho, Chagall, Dali, Deyber, Erte, Francis, Fressinier, Hallam, Haring, Hart, Hofmann, Kondakova, Lalonde, Lichtenstein, Mas, Mira, Murakami, Picasso, Rembrandt and Warhol among many others. RSVP, (504) 299-9055.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BAYOU JAM: 5:30 p.m., Heritage Park, Slidell. The City of Slidell’s free concert series concludes the 2013 spring season with a performance by Christian Serpas & Ghost Town. B ring chairs, blankets, ice chests and picnic baskets. Drinks and onsite catering available for a nominal charge. Park regulations prohibit pets in the park as well as the use of skateboards, scooters, barbeque grills and glass items. (985) 646-4375 or http://www.slidell.la.us.
  • 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.
  • CABARET AT MID CITY THEATRE WITH ANAIS ST. JOHN’S “LOLA FALANA, SHOWGIRL”: 8 p.m., Mid City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. http://midcitytheatre.wordpress.com.
  • RAY NAGIN — THE GOING AWAY PARTY: 8 p.m., Sunday, Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles, New Orleans. Comedy show by Chris Champagne and Philip Melancon. $15. (504) 330-9117.

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.
  • 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.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

  • NOLA BIKE TO WORK DAY: 7 a.m., various locations. Visit http://bikeeasy.org/events/archives/929 for a schedule of events.
  • HISTORY TALK: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Local author and historian Christina Vella will discuss the life and times of Louisa May Alcott. (504) 889-8143.
  • 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.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

  • 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.
  • HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 801 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Kid’s Activity Booth hosted by Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. http://harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.
  • WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE: 5 p.m., Lafayette Square on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans. Outdoor concert series featuring The Mother Hips and Jon Roniger. (504) 585-1500. Free. http://www.wednesdayatthesquare.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.
  • PAT BOURGEOIS’ DEBAUCHERY! THE SOAP OPERA: 7:30 p.m., Mid City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Tickets available for $10 at the door only. http://midcitytheatre.wordpress.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

  • 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 Tricia Boutté and Paul Longstreth. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark/garden.
  • ROCKIN’ THE RAILS: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., 419 N. New Hampshire, Covington. Free outdoor concert featuring Bonerama. (985) 892-1873 or http://www.covla.com.
  • OGDEN AFTER HOURS: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Featuring Andre Bohren. (504) 539-9600.
  • AUTHOR TALK: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. J.W. Mallard will discuss his novel, Lines of a Circle . (504) 889-8143.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • ADELE SYPESTEYN’S STUDIO SPACE: 117 Focis St., Suite 210, Metairie. Open for visitors April 10, 11 and 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. http://www.adelesypesteyn.com.
  • CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Systems by James Kennedy, on view through May 25. For more information, contact gallery owner Borislava Callan at (504) 525-0518 or visit the website at http://www.callancontemporary.com.
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Color Fall Down, photographs by Priya Kambli and Swamp to Swamp: Works by MILAGROS until Sunday, April 6. A thousand threads by Luba Zygarewicz, through June 2. And Their Voices Cry Freedom Again by Hannibal Lokumbe, through April 12. Beyond Beasts: The Art of Court 13, through June 16. Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations , through June 16. (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.
  • FILM SHOWCASE: Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. The New Orleans Film Society, in partnership with the Prytania Theatre, presents a week-long spring showcase of new foreign and independent filmS and documentary films April 5-11. $10, NOFS members; $11, general admission. Advance tickets can be purchased in person at the Prytania Theatre box office or online at http://www.theprytania.com.
  • THE FOUNDATION: 608 Julia St., New Orleans. The Offing, an exhibition of new paper collages by New York-based artist Casey Ruble, through April 20. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, visit http://www.foundationgallerynola.com or phone (504) 568-0955.
  • JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. 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. Goddesses and Monsters, new work by Monica Zeringue, through April 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. 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.
  • MID CITY THEATRE : 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. The 5th Annual Femme Fest Exhibition is “Celebrating The Art of Women” by showcasing Louisiana women artists at Mid City Theater during Cabaret Month. Organized by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Louisiana (WCA/LA), more than 45 women artists are showing their original art through April 20 as part of Women’s History Month Celebrations. Art can be viewed daily, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. http://midcitytheatre.wordpress.com.
  • 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.
  • 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. Cuba Connection , an exhibition featuring painting, photography, prints, and mixed media works by Cuban and Cuban-American artists. http://www.octaviaartgallery.com.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Southern Abstraction, from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. http://www.ogdenmuseum.org or (504) 539-9600.
  • A STUDIO IN THE WOODS: A Studio In The Woods (ASITW), a retreat in Lower Coast Algiers and a program of Tulane University. Isabelle Hayeur’s underwater photography exhibition, Underworlds, through April 28. Four photographs will be exhibited on billboards throughout the city of New Orleans. For more information, visit http://www.astudiointhewoods.org.