New Orleans calendar for June 7, 2013

Advocate file photo -- A model of the Formosan termite, a New Orleans nemesis, sits on display at  the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., New Orleans. The facility celebrates its fifth 'ant-iversary' with events this weekend. Show caption
Advocate file photo -- A model of the Formosan termite, a New Orleans nemesis, sits on display at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., New Orleans. The facility celebrates its fifth 'ant-iversary' with events this weekend.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 7

  • CHOPIN’S MAZURKAS: 2 p.m., Room 240, Communications/Music Complex, Loyola University, St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street, New Orleans. Concert by dean of the College of Music and Fine Arts Donald Boomgarden. Free.
  • FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Lecture by Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.
  • RAT PACK NOW TRIBUTE SHOW: 6 p.m., dinner seating; 8 p.m., show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A show recapturing the music, style, comedy and camaraderie of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • ALL ABOARD GALA: 6:30 p.m., The Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. The Homer A. Plessy Community School’s second annual gala. Live music by Michael James, Kiyoko McCrae, Valparaiso Men’s Chorus, food and a silent auction. http://marignyoperahouse.org.
  • A BALLGAME FOR JUSTICE!: 7 p.m., Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie. Zephyrs vs. Albuquerque Isotopes. Medieval Times Night and post-game fireworks. Half of ticket sales will be donated to The Promise of Justice Initiative. $12.
  • 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.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

  • BAIT-N-WAIT FISHING DERBY: 8 a.m.-noon, Fairview-Riverside State Park, 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville. Fishing contest for kids. Door prizes. $1; free, seniors and children 2 and younger. (888) 677-3247.
  • 5TH ANT-IVERSARY: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., New Orleans. Includes Anthropod Throwdown, a bug chefs’ competition, 1 p.m., beetle races, butterfly dancers, face painting, balloon artists, live bug encounters, butterfly release and chat, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Included in regular admission. http://www.auduboninstitute.org.
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St. Arts, crafts, vintage, flea market, food, live music. Free. (504) 269-3982.
  • THE 610 STOMPERS 4TH ANNUAL BALL CRAWL-A STREETCAR NAMED DA’ FIRE: 1 p.m., Uptown, 4841 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. $40 or http://www.610stompers.com.
  • FAMILY FUN DAY CRUISE: 2 p.m., boarding begins; 2:30 p.m., cruise, Steamboat Natchez, Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River, New Orleans. Children’s entertainment, themed food menu. $15, adults; $7.50, children ages 6-12; free, children 5 and younger. http://www.neworleanssteamboat.com.
  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by the Grocery Clerks, fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • RAT PACK NOW TRIBUTE SHOW: 6 p.m., dinner seating; 8 p.m., show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A show recapturing the music, style, comedy and camaraderie of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • 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.
  • HELL’S BELLES: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. $25. http://www.eventbrite.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

  • 5TH ANT-IVERSARY: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., New Orleans. Beetle races, butterfly dancers, face painting, balloon artists, live bug encounters, butterfly release and chat, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Included in regular admission. http://www.auduboninstitute.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.
  • RAT PACK NOW TRIBUTE SHOW: 11:30 a.m. brunch seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A show recapturing the music, style, comedy and camaraderie of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • 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.
  • LE GALA DE LA BONNE VIE: 3 p.m., Blaine Kern Ballroom, Marriott Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana. Featuring a silent auction and renowned New Orleans chefs. $75-$125. (504) 861-4500.
  • GARDEN PARTY: 4 p.m., City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Live outdoor concert featuring Eric Lindell and Colin Lake. No outside food and drink. http://www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • HELL’S BELLES: 6 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. $25. http://www.eventbrite.com.
  • TONY AWARDS PARTY: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Presented by the Louisiana Theater Initiative. Includes dinner. $40. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1944, ext. 287.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

  • KICKSTART MY ART — WEDDING SHOOTSHOP: 10 a.m., New Orleans, 717 Orleans St., New Orleans. A one day wedding photography workshop in the French Quarter. http://www.eventbrite.com.
  • BOOK DISCUSSION — SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE: 6:30 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

  • KUNDALINI YOGA: 8 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 La. 190, Mandeville. Taught by Sally Dunn. Bring a yoga mat and dress for outdoor weather. Registration required. $5, nonmembers; free, members. (985) 626-1238.
  • HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 801 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Music, food, shopping from local vendors and artists. http://www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.
  • WEDNESDAYS ON THE POINT: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 200 Morgan St., Algiers (riverside where the Algiers Ferry Terminal meets the levee). Live music by Flow Tribe and Melomania. Arts and crafts vendors and food. Free. (504) 362-6436.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

  • MEET THE AUTHOR: noon, Orientation Center and Museum Store, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Susan Morrison will discuss her book Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature and Growing up in Wartime America. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • 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 Natalie Mae & Her Unturned Tricks. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • COOKING WITH A COUGAR: 6 p.m., Lakeshore Branch Library, 1000 Esplanade, Metairie. Rosemary Donnelly will discuss her new cookbook. Free. (504) 889-8143.
  • BABY DOLLS BOOK EVENT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. Kim Marie Vaz will discuss her book The ‘Baby Dolls’: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition. Free. (504) 889-8143.

ONGOING

  • CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Creeper Lagoon by John Folsom, through Saturday, July 27. (504) 525-0518 or http://www.callancontemporary.com.
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Beyond ‘Beasts’: The Art of Court 13, through Sunday, June 16. Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations, through Sunday, 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, through 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, through Saturday, July 6. http://www.foundationgallerynola.com or (504) 568-0955.
  • 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, through Saturday, July 27. (504) 522-5471 or http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com.
  • KELLER LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTER: 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans, (504) 596-2660. My Neighborhood is Changing, a photo exhibit by children in the Lower 9th Ward, chronicling the unique character and beauty of this neighborhood in transition, through Monday, July 15.
  • LEMIEUX GALLERIES: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 30th Anniversary Celebration: Wisdom, a Book Art Exhibition , through Saturday, July 27. (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.
  • 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 Sunday, 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 Sunday, 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. To Paint and Pray: The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth, Jr. and Eudora Welty: Photographs From the 1930s and ’40s, through Sunday, July 14. When You’re Lost, Everything’s A Sign: Self-Taught Art From The House of Blues, through Sunday, 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.