The Week In Arts for March 3-March 10

A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

  • SHELL SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Shell exhibits from around the world by the Louisiana Malacological Society. Free. (225) 924-5772.
  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Free admission to the 5th floor art gallery. 2 p.m. lecture, “How Art Works” with curator Lucy Perera. Free.
  • FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free admission to LASM galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows. Zoomobile program including live animals and biofacts. 2 p.m. Nano! Show focused on the wonders of nanoscience. Free.
  • MUSIC IN THE PARK: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Jambalaya Park, 1015 E. Cornerview, Gonzales. Featuring Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band. Free. http://www.gonzalesla.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.
  • 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.
  • YENTL: 2 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. Featuring contemporary music by Jill Sobule, this is both an unorthodox love story and parable for our time. $12. (504) 865-5106. http://tulane.edu/liberal-arts/theatre-dance/box-office.cfm.
  • FLASHDANCE: 2 p.m and 7:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.
  • HONK! THE UGLY DUCKLING MUSICAL: 3 p.m., University Lab School Auditorium, 45 Dalrymple Drive. $10, adults; $5, students K-12; free, children 5 and younger. (225) 578-3223.
  • CELEBRATING THE STARS: 3 p.m., William Scott Civic Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. Fine arts performances by talented youths sponsored by Les Creoles de Pointe Coupee. $5, adults; $2, children. (225) 718-1135.
  • THE MUSIC OF JIM CROCE BY JOHN RENO: 3 p.m., James D. Moncus Theater, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. (337) 233-7060.
  • 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.
  • MOZART ON THE LAKE: 4 p.m., White Oak Plantation, 17660 George O’Neal Road. Featuring the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and food by Chef John Folse. Live auction. Proceeds benefit the BRSO. $135. (225) 383-0500, ext. 100.
  • JOHN SINGLETON TALK: 4 p.m., Cotillion Ballroom, Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union, Southern University. Singleton, a movie director and producer, gained national attention with his first film, Boyz n the Hood. Free.
  • CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE: 6 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Performance of Glory The Beatles: Love, Love, Love (yeah, yeah, yeah!). $20. (504) 488-1460. soul’d out sunday: 7 p.m., Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. Featuring Good Ghost Bill. $5. http://gallerybohemia.com.
  • HAMIRUGE LSU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. Free.

MONDAY, MARCH 4

  • MID CITY THEATRE CABARET MONTH: 7:30 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Open Mic Night. Bring your music (in the correct key) and show your talent or go and just watch. $10 (cash at the door). (504) 488-1460.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

  • FORTIER*GERBRECHT INVITATIONAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge Magnet High School Auditorium, 2825 Government St. $3, general admission; free for students in eighth grade and younger. (225) 383-0520.
  • LSU JAZZ SHOWCASE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater. Featuring the LSU Jazz Ensemble and the LSU Jazz Band with guest trumpet artist Wayne Bergeron. $20, general admission; $17, LSU faculty, staff and seniors. $12, students. http://www.music.lsu.edu or (225) 578-5128.
  • CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Performance of Lola Falana, Showgirl. Parking is free and cash bar is available. $20. (504) 488-1460.
  • SPANK!: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. For more information about SPANK!, visit http://www.spankshow.com. $29.75-$39.75. http://www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

  • LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE: noon, Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Yvonne Lewis-Day will give a lecture titled “Madame Legendre: Hostess to History.” Bring your own lunch. Free. (225) 219-0726.
  • JESSE COOK: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. $35. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • RISING WATER: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Swine Palace production. Pay-what-you-can night. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.org.
  • CABARET MONTH AT MID CITY THEATRE: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Performance of Lola Falana, Showgirl. Parking is free and cash bar is available. $20. (504) 488-1460.
  • SPANK!: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. For more information about SPANK!, visit http://www.spankshow.com. $29.75-$39.75. http://www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

  • 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 jazz singer Banu Gibson. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark/garden.
  • MID CITY ART THAW: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 11 businesses in the midcity area. Art hop with open houses and original art for sale, appearances by local artists. Free. (225) 343-9722.
  • BUDDY — THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY: 6 p.m., dinner; 7:30 p.m., show, Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Tickets include dinner. Cash bar. $55. Show only, $32-$40. (985) 543-4371.
  • AMADEUS: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theater, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Performance by Ascension Community Theatre. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or http://www.ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.
  • LSU SYMPHONIC BAND: 7:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater. $20, general admission; $17, LSU faculty, staff and seniors. $12, students. http://www.music.lsu.edu or (225) 578-5128.
  • RISING WATER: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Swine Palace production. Preview night. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.org.
  • SPANK!: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. For more information about SPANK!, visit http://www.spankshow.com. $29.75-$39.75. http://www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

  • AMADEUS: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theater, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Performance by Ascension Community Theatre. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or http://www.ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.
  • CITY OF ANGELS: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Opening night. $27. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • RISING WATER: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Swine Palace production. $15-$38. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.org.
  • LEND ME A TENOR: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. (985) 893-1671.
  • SPANK!: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. For more information about SPANK!, visit http://www.spankshow.com. $29.75-$39.75. http://www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

  • AUDITIONS FOR THE FUNNIES: 2 p.m., LaPosh, 3330 Woodcrest Drive. A New Venture Theatre production. For requirements or more information, email info@newventuretheatre.org.
  • AMADEUS: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theater, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Performance by Ascension Community Theatre. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or http://www.ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.
  • CITY OF ANGELS: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $27. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • RISING WATER: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Swine Palace production. $15-$38. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.org.
  • LEND ME A TENOR: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. (985) 893-1671.
  • SPANK!: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. For more information about SPANK!, visit http://www.spankshow.com. $29.75-$39.75. http://www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

News Features staff