The Week In Arts for Feb. 24-March 2

A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, FEB. 24

  • THE FINE ART OF DINING: noon-3 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Baton Rouge Garden Club designers will interpret paintings exhibited by the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild members. Viewers may vote for their favorite design and painting. Some paintings will be priced to sell. Refreshments will be served. $5. (225) 806-5377 or email cemoran83@gmail.com.
  • GREASE: 2 p.m., Runnels Theater for the Performing Arts, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. In advance: $12, students; $15, adults. Door: $20. (225) 751-2192.
  • THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE: 2 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. $18, adults; $15, senior citizens and LSU faculty and staff; $12, students. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE: 2 p.m. Reilly Theatre, LSU. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. $15. (225) 578-6996 or http://www.playmakersbr.org.
  • SECONDARY CAUSE OF DEATH: 2 p.m., Le Petit Playhouse, 7829 Main St., Houma. Presented by Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne. (985) 876-4278.
  • SEASONS SUCH AS THESE: 3 p.m., University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive. Performance by the LSU A Cappella Choir. $10, general admission; $5, students, seniors and LSU faculty and staff. (225) 578-6941 or http://music.lsu.edu.
  • A RAISIN IN THE SUN: 3 p.m., Magnolia Arts Pavilion, 201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge Community College. Performance by New Venture Theatre to benefit the BRCC Foundation. $20. (225) 588-7576 or http://www.newventuretheatre.org.
  • CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: 3 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, 108 E. St. Peters St., New Iberia. Presented by the Iberia Cultural Resources Association. Free. (225) 364-1603.
  • VENUS IN FUR: 3 p.m, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Performance by the Southern Rep Theatre. $30. http://www.southernrep.com or (504) 522-6545.
  • GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER: 3 p.m., Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. Stage adaptation of the 1967 movie. $22.50-$35. http://www.thejoytheater.com.
  • THE FULL MONTY: 3 p.m., Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. Adults, $30; military, $27; seniors (65+), $27; students, $20. http://jpas.org.
  • CONCERTO SHOWCASE VII: 3 p.m., Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Loyola University, New Orleans. Featuring winners of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans’s 2012 International Piano Competition. $20-$73. (504) 523-6530.
  • AMERICA’S CIVIL RIGHTS JOURNEY — UNCOVERED: REAL ... TO REEL: 4 p.m., Cotillion Ballroom, Smith-Brown Memorial Union, Southern University. Reception and screening of a series of documentaries by Keith Beauchamp.
  • NEW ORLEANS BLACK CHORALE BLACK HISTORY CONCERT: 5 p.m., Xavier University’s Administrative Auditorium, New Orleans. Free.

MONDAY, FEB. 25

  • AMERICA’S CIVIL RIGHTS JOURNEY — UNCOVERED: REAL ... TO REEL: 9 a.m., Cotillion Ballroom, Smith-Brown Memorial Union, Southern University. Screening of a series of documentaries by Keith Beauchamp. The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, 9 a.m. Other films start at 10:10 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 1:10 p.m.
  • LSU SYMPHONIC WINDS: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, LSU. (225) 578-5128 or http://music.lsu.edu.
  • UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND BRASS QUINTET: 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium, SLU, Hammond. Free.
  • JAZZ ALL-STAR JAM: 7:30 p.m., Danna Student Center, Loyola University, New Orleans. $10, general admission; $5, Loyola faculty and staff, and free, Loyola students. (504) 865-2074

TUESDAY, FEB. 26

  • AMERICA’S CIVIL RIGHTS JOURNEY — UNCOVERED: REAL ... TO REEL: 9 a.m., Cotillion Ballroom, Smith-Brown Memorial Union, Southern University. Screening of a series of documentaries by Keith Beauchamp. The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, 9 a.m. Other films start at 10:10 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 1:10 p.m.
  • BLOOD WEDDING: 7:30 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre, D Vickers Hall, SLU, Hammond. Presented by the SLU Theatre Department. $10, general public; $6, SLU faculty, staff, seniors and non-SLU students; free, SLU students with ID. (985) 549-2115.
  • FLASHDANCE: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
  • YENTL: 8 p.m., Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre, 215 McWilliams Hall, New Orleans. In this retelling of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s classic story, Yentl, a brilliant young scholar, defies tradition by disguising herself as a man so she can continue her studies. $12. (504) 865-5106 or http://tulane.edu.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

  • BAND FEST: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Hilton Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St. Four local bands performing and competing to support Youth Oasis Children’s Shelter. $15; $20 with jambalaya. http://www.youthoasis.org or (225) 343-6300.
  • OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET: 7 p.m., Four Points by Sheraton, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Performance of songs from “Samson & Delilah” by the New Orleans Opera Association. Free. (504) 648-2331.
  • BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, LSU. Performance by the LSU Symphony Orchestra with pianist Willis Delony and a talk by Jeffrey Perry, professor of music theory. $20. (225) 578-5128 or http://music.lsu.edu.
  • BLOOD WEDDING: 7:30 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre, D Vickers Hall, SLU, Hammond. Presented by the SLU Theatre Department. $10, general public; $6, SLU faculty, staff, seniors and non-SLU students; free, SLU students with ID. (985) 549-2115.
  • FLASHDANCE: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
  • YENTL: 8 p.m., Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre, 215 McWilliams Hall, New Orleans. In this retelling of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s classic story, Yentl, a brilliant young scholar, defies tradition by disguising herself as a man so she can continue her studies. $12. (504) 865-5106 or http://tulane.edu.

THURSDAY, FEB. 28

  • BOOK BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., 4-H Mini Farm and Nelson Memorial Buildings, Ag Center Drive, LSU. More than 68,000 used books for sale in all genres plus CDs, DVDs and vinyl records. Proceeds benefit LSU Libraries. (225) 578-5925.
  • LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE: 7 p.m. Reilly Theatre, LSU. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. $15. (225) 578-6996 or http://www.playmakersbr.org.
  • FACULTY LECTURE/RECITAL BY DAVID SMYTH AND MICHAEL GURT: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive. With performance of Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier Sonata, Op. 106” by Gurt, after introductory remarks by Smyth.
  • BLOOD WEDDING: 7:30 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre, D Vickers Hall, SLU, Hammond. Presented by the SLU Theatre Department. $10, general public; $6, SLU faculty, staff, seniors and non-SLU students; free, SLU students with ID. (985) 549-2115.
  • FLASHDANCE: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
  • YENTL: 8 p.m., Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre, 215 McWilliams Hall, New Orleans. In this retelling of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s classic story, Yentl, a brilliant young scholar, defies tradition by disguising herself as a man so she can continue her studies. $12. (504) 865-5106. http://tulane.edu.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

  • ELIXIR OF LOVE: 7:30 p.m., River Center Theatre for Performing Arts, 275 St. Louis St. An Opera Louisiane production. $37-$102. (225) 379-2029
  • THE LISTENING ROOM: 7:30 p.m., Hartely/Vey Studio Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring Azerbaijani jazz pianist Amina Figarova. $10. (225) 344-8558.
  • BLOOD WEDDING: 7:30 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre, D Vickers Hall, SLU, Hammond. Presented by the SLU Theatre Department. $10, general public; $6, SLU faculty, staff, seniors and non-SLU students; free, SLU students with ID. (985) 549-2115.
  • DAVID WILCOX CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., James D Moncus Theater, Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. (337) 237-2787
  • FLASHDANCE: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
  • YENTL: 8 p.m., Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre, 215 McWilliams Hall, New Orleans. In this retelling of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s classic story, Yentl, a brilliant young scholar, defies tradition by disguising herself as a man so she can continue her studies. $12. (504) 865-5106. http://tulane.edu.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

  • BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets. (225) 344-8558.
  • LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Reilly Theatre, LSU. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. $15. (225) 578-6996 or http://www.playmakersbr.org.
  • FLASHDANCE: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
  • NEW YORK POLYPHONY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., James D. Moncus Theater, Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. (337) 233-7050.
  • MACEO PARKER CONCERT: 8 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. $55. (225) 344-0334
  • YENTL: 8 p.m., Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre, 215 McWilliams Hall, New Orleans. In this retelling of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s classic story, Yentl, a brilliant young scholar, defies tradition by disguising herself as a man so she can continue her studies. $12. (504) 865-5106. http://tulane.edu.

News Features staff