New Orleans area calendar for May 31, 2013

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FRIDAY, MAY 31

  • FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Artist Perspective with Mignon Faget. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.
  • JUMP, JIVE & WAIL — THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA: 6 p.m., dinner seating; 8 p.m., show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A new, original show celebrating a unique New Orleans talent who made an incomparable contribution to popular music and stagecraft. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • COLUMBIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6:30 p.m., downtown Covington. Classic car show. Live music.
  • EXT TO NORMAL: 7:30 p.m., Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Repertory Theatre. (504) 522-6545.
  • DRIVING MISS DAISY: 7:30 p.m., Northstar Theatre, 347 Girod St., Mandeville. Performance by Jefferson Performing Arts Society. $27, adults; $20, students; $15, children 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org.
  • CRIMES AGAINST NATURE — A LOVE STORY: 8 p.m., All Ways Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. $10-$15. (504) 218-5778 or http://www.theallwayslounge.net.
  • RE-DESIGNING WOMEN: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. The latest wacky take-off from Varla Jean Merman. $30. http://www.eventbrite.com.
  • WICKED: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by Andrew McLean, fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • GULF COAST ADVENTURE RACING: Fontainebleau State Park, 62883 La. 1089. Mandeville. Scenic paddling on Cane Bayou, biking and hiking hardwood trails and amazing wildlife. http://www.gulfcoastadventure.com.
  • COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE — GULF COAST WING, B-17 TOUR AND FLIGHTS: 11 a.m.–2 p.m., tours; 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., flights, New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. See Texas Raiders — an authentically restored WWII B-17G Flying Fortress Bomber — up close! Tours are $5 for adults and $3 for children; WWII vets are free. The Gulf Coast Wing is also offering limited spaces to get on board Texas Raiders for a flight! Members of The National WWII Museum receive a $15 discount on B-17 flights (membership card must be presented at time of flight). http://www.gulfcoastwing.org.Those booking online will need to call (504) 528-1944, ext. 226 to obtain a discount code.
  • WICKED: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.
  • JUMP, JIVE & WAIL — THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA: 6 p.m., dinner seating; 8 p.m., show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A new, original show celebrating a unique New Orleans talent who made an incomparable contribution to popular music and stagecraft. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • JULIE ROBINSON RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Octavia Art Gallery, 4532 Magazine St., New Orleans. Reception for the exhibition of Julie Robinson’s new paintings. http://www.octaviaartgallery.com.
  • ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Callan Contemporary: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Opening reception for “Creeper Lagoon” by John Folsom, on view June 1 through July 27. (504) 525-0518 or http://www.callancontemporary.com.
  • OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400a Julia St., New Orleans. Reception for Philadelphia, an exhibition of artwork by Kim Alsbrooks, Drew Leshko, Alex Lukas, Erin Murray and Brian Richmond, curated by Jonathan Ferrara, on view May 29-July 27. (504) 522-5471 or http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com.
  • OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., D.O.C.S. A Studio Gallery of Contemporary Art, 709 Camp Street. Reception for the annual group exhibition So Much Art, So Little Time IV on view until Aug. 1. (504) 524-3936.
  • INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL OF NEW ORLEANS GALA: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., First NBC Bank, 210 Baronne St., New Orleans. International cuisine and music, dance performances and other entertainment. Proceeds benefit the International School of New Orleans. $40, individuals; $75, couples. (504) 613-5726.
  • WILDHOUSE FASHION: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., The House of Blues Foundation Room, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. The WearHouse District style blog will host a cocktail event and fashion presentation with live music to benefit the Audubon Institute’s Audubon Fund. http://www.eventbrite.com.
  • DRIVING MISS DAISY: 7:30 p.m., Northstar Theatre, 347 Girod St., Mandeville. Performance by Jefferson Performing Arts Society. $27, adults; $20, students; $15, children 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org.
  • EXT TO NORMAL: 7:30 p.m., Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Repertory Theatre. (504) 522-6545.
  • SPRING CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Loyola University-Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St Charles Ave., New Orleans. The Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble of New Orleans presents exciting dance and music selections representing Acadia, Basque Country, Brazil, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, French Canada, Hungary, Japan, Nigeria, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Zambia, the Middle East, and the United States. (504) 529-4676 or email rodij@copper.net. $10-$15. (504) 529-4676.
  • RE-DESIGNING WOMEN: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. The latest wacky take-off from Varla Jean Merman. $30. http://www.eventbrite.com.
  • CRIMES AGAINST NATURE — A LOVE STORY: 8 p.m., All Ways Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. $10-$15. (504) 218-5778 or http://www.theallwayslounge.net.
  • BETTY BUCKLEY: 8:30 p.m., Lupin Hall (Nocca), 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Part of the Broadway at NOCCA series. $50-$100. (504) 940-2787.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

  • THIN MINT SPRINT 5K AND 1 MILE DAISY DASH FUN RUN: 7 a.m., registration, New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Girl Scouts Louisiana East. $25. http://www.gsle.org.
  • 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.
  • JUMP, JIVE & WAIL — THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA: 11:30 a.m., brunch seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A new, original show celebrating a unique New Orleans talent who made an incomparable contribution to popular music and stagecraft. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • TUMBLING STUDENT SHOWCASE: 1 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. (504) 737-5977.
  • EXT TO NORMAL: 2 p.m., Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Repertory Theatre. (504) 522-6545.
  • WICKED: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.
  • SPRING CONCERT: 2 p.m., Loyola University-Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble of New Orleans presents exciting dance and music selections representing Acadia, Basque Country, Brazil, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, French Canada, Hungary, Japan, Nigeria, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Zambia, the Middle East and the United States. (504) 529-4676 or email rodij@copper.net. $10-$15. (504) 529-4676.
  • DRIVING MISS DAISY: 3 p.m., Northstar Theatre, 347 Girod St., Mandeville. Performance by Jefferson Performing Arts Society. $27, adults; $20, students; $15, children 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org.
  • RE-DESIGNING WOMEN: 6 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. The latest wacky take-off from Varla Jean Merman. $30. http://www.eventbrite.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 3

  • “NOLAMAZIGH” — AN EVENING OF BELLY DANCE FEATURING AMEL TAFSOUT AND DANCERS FROM ALL OVER THE GULF COAST AND BEYOND: 7:30 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans. $20. (504) 975-0286.
  • CRIMES AGAINST NATURE — A LOVE STORY: 8 p.m., All Ways Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. $10-$15. (504) 218-5778 or http://www.theallwayslounge.net.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

  • COOKING WITH A COUGAR: 6 p.m., Old Metairie Branch Library, 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie. Rosemary Donnelly will discuss her new cookbook. Free. (504) 889-8143.
  • MUSIC EVENT: 6:30 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. Performance by Category 5, a wind quintet made up of musicians from the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra. Free. (504) 889-8143.
  • MEMBERS ONLY NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 8 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 La. 190, Mandeville. A two hour walk through the woods. Members only. Call to find out how to join. (985) 626-1238.
  • LES BON TEMPS SOIREÉ: Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., New Orleans. Performances by Leslie Castay, Troi Bechet and more. Food, champagne, full bar. Silent and live auctions. $150 per person; $1,500 for a table of 10. http://southernrep.com.
  • LES COMÉDIENS FRANÇAIS LECTURE: 6:30 p.m., Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Presentation will feature Alfred E. Lemmon with Peter Collins, Joseph Meyer and Sarah Jane McMahon. Reservations required. (504) 523-4662.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

  • 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, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Rick Jacobs presents “Kasserine Pass and the Tunisian Campaign.” http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • WEDNESDAYS ON THE POINT RIVERFRONT FESTIVAL: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 200 Morgan St., riverside where the Algiers Ferry Terminal meets the levee. Live music by Bag of Donuts and Algiers Brass Band. Arts and crafts vendors and food. Free. (504) 362-6436.
  • AUTHOR EVENT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. Jean Moran Meaux will discuss her book “In Pursuit of Alaska.” Free. (504) 889-8143.

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

  • 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. Featuring Paul Soniat. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • WORLD WAR II DISCUSSION GROUP: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. John Mosier will discuss his book “Blitzkrieg Myth.” Free.
  • EXT TO NORMAL: 7:30 p.m., Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Repertory Theatre. (504) 522-6545.

ONGOING

  • CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. “Creeper Lagoon” by John Folsom on view June 1 through July 27. (504) 525-0518 or http://www.callancontemporary.com.
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. A Thousand Threads by Luba Zygarewicz, through June 2. Beyond ‘Beasts’: The Art of Court 13, through June 16. Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations, through June 16. After You’ve Been Burned by Hot Soup You Blow in Your Yogurt by Margot Herster, through Aug. 18; I’m Not Lost, Just Undiscovered, CAC Teen Board Curated Exhibition, through June 16. (504) 528-3800.
  • D.O.C.S. A STUDIO GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART: 709 Camp Street. (504) 524-3936. http://www.docsgallery.com. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Annual group exhibition So Much Art, So Little Time IV on view June 1-Aug. 1.
  • DUTCH ALLEY ARTISTS’ CO-OP: 912 N. 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.
  • THE FOUNDATION: 608 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday. Works by Zhang Chongguang on view through July 6. http://www.foundationgallerynola.com or (504) 568-0955.
  • JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. Earth, Sea & Sky, Paintings of the Gulf Coast, works by Christopher Inglis Stebly, Melissa Smith, Susie Ranager, on view through Friday, May 31. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (504) 895-7375 or http://www.jeanbragg.com.
  • JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY: 400a Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and by appointment. Philadelphia, an exhibition of artwork by Kim Alsbrooks, Drew Leshko, Alex Lukas, Erin Murray and Brian Richmond, curated by Jonathan Ferrara. On view through July 27. (504) 522-5471 or http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com.
  • 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.
  • MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Hours are: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., every day. Exhibit of works by René Lalonde on view through May. http://www.martinlawrence.com or (504) 299-9055.
  • 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.
  • EWCOMB ART GALLERY: Woldenberg Art Canter, New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Pat Steir: Endless Line and Self Portrait, through June 16. http://www.newcombartgallery.tulane.edu.
  • EW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. 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. Exhibition of Julie Robinson’s new paintings. http://www.octaviaartgallery.com.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth, Jr. and Eudora Welty: Photographs F rom the 1930s and ’40s, through July 14. When You’re Lost, Everything’s A Sign: Self-Taught Art F rom The House of Blues, through July 21. Ongoing: Walter Inglis Anderson: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Southern Regionalists from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. http://www.ogdenmuseum.org or (504) 539-9600.