The Week In Arts for April 28-May 4

A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 28
  • SUNDAY IN THE PARK: noon-2 p.m., Galvez Plaza Stage, North Boulevard. Performance by the Phunky Monkeys. Free.
  • ASCENSION COMMUNITY THEATRE AUDITIONS: noon-4 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales. General auditions for Damn Yankees. There will be a cold reading at the audition. (225) 964-6998.
  • CENTER STAGE STARS COMPANY VARIETY SHOW: 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. $20. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • LSU DANCE CONCERT: 2 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary drives, LSU. Featuring various styles of dance ranging from ballet and modern to hip hop, tap and jazz. $18, general admission; $15, faculty, staff and seniors; $12, students. (225) 578-3527
  • ALL THE KING’S MEN: 2 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Performance by Swine Palace. $15-$28. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.org.
  • BAYOU STORM RISING: 2 p.m., Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, Franklin. A No Hitchin’ production. $15.
  • A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS — A MAGIC TREEHOUSE ADVENTURE WITH MUSIC BY ALLEN TOUSSAINT: 2 p.m., Freeport-McMoRan Theater, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 528-3800 or email: info@cacno.org.
  • SHOWBOAT: 2 p.m., Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. (985) 641-0324.
  • SOUND OF MUSIC: 2 p.m., Vandebilt Catholic, 209 S. Hollywood Road, Houma. Tickets may be purchased in the front office of Vandebilt Catholic High School or at the door and are general admission. $5, students; $12 adults. (985) 876-2551.
  • SOUL’D OUT SUNDAY: 7 p.m., Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. Birthday edition with performances by Billsberry Flowboy and Lady Tess. $10. (225) 333-2055.

MONDAY, APRIL 29

  • ALUMNI JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Part of the Bill Evans Jazz Festival. Free. Email richard.schwart@southeastern.edu.
  • BAYOU STORM RISING: 7:30 p.m., Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, Franklin. A No Hitchin’ production. $15.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

  • SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. An interactive viewing of the film classic with the Manship Student Advisory Board. Proceeds benefit the David Paul Learning Center. (225) 389-7221.
  • LSU SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. $20, general admission; $17, seniors, faculty and staff; $12, students with ID. (225) 578-5128.
  • LSU JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary drives, LSU. Guest vocalist Shasha Masakowski. $20, general admission; $17, faculty, staff and seniors; $12, LSU students. (225) 578-5128.
  • OUTWORKS — A FESTIVAL OF NEW LGBTQ PLAYS: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. Not appropriate for young viewers. $10, at the door only. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • BAYOU STORM RISING: 7:30 p.m., Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, Franklin. A No Hitchin’ production. $15.
  • A NIGHT OF BRAHMS: 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Performance by the Southeastern Choirs. $10, general admission; $5, Southeastern alumni, faculty and non-Southeastern students; free, Southeastern students. (985) 543-4371.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

  • WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE: 5 p.m., Lafayette Square on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans. Outdoor concert series featuring The Meters Experience with Leo Nocentelli and Chris Mule & the Perpetrators. (504) 585-1500. Free. http://www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.
  • ALICE THE BRAVE AND OTHER TALES FROM WONDERLAND: 7 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Puppet show. $10. (985) 549-2184.
  • JAZZ @ THE SANDBAR: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Sandbar at The Cove, Founders Road, New Orleans. Sponsored by the University of New Orleans. Featuring organist Dr. Lonnie Smith. $5. (504) 280-6039.
  • OUTWORKS — A FESTIVAL OF NEW LGBTQ PLAYS: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. Not appropriate for young viewers. $10, at the door only. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • BAYOU STORM RISING: 7:30 p.m., Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, Franklin. A No Hitchin’ production. $15.
  • ALL THE KING’S MEN: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Performance by Swine Palace. $15-$28. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 2

  • 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 the Patrice Fisher and Arpa with special artists from Mexico and Germany. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • RHYTHMS ON THE RIVER: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., River Ranch Town Square, 1100 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette. Free live music by Louisiana’s Music Hall of Fame All-Stars. No ice chests. (337) 216-6566.
  • ROCK N ROWE THURSDAYS: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Perkins Rowe Courtyard, Bluebonnet at Perkins. With music by Floyd Brown. Free.
  • ALICE THE BRAVE AND OTHER TALES FROM WONDERLAND: 7 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre, Southeastern Louisiana University. Puppet show. $10. (985) 549-2184.
  • ROCK OF AGES: 7:30 p.m., River Center Theatre. A traveling Broadway production. $44.70, $57.50 and $67.70. http://www.ticketmaster.com.
  • SINGO DE MAYO, A MUSICAL REVUE: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. Performance by the LSU Musical Theatre Troupe. $20, general admission; $17, seniors, faculty and staff; $10, LSU students. (225) 578-5128 or http://www.music.lsu.edu.
  • MOVE OVER MRS. MARKHAM: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The final production in Theatre Baton Rouge’s 2012-13 Season of Story and Song. Pay-what-you-can night. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.theatrebr.org.
  • ALL THE KING’S MEN: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Performance by Swine Palace. $15-$28. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.org.
  • OUTWORKS — A FESTIVAL OF NEW LGBTQ PLAYS: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. Not appropriate for young viewers. $10, at the door only. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu
  • JAMES CARTER AND THE SOUTHEASTERN JAZZ COMBOS AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE II CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Part of the Bill Evans Jazz Festival. Free. Email richard.schwart@southeastern.edu.

FRIDAY, MAY 3

  • POTPOURRI: THE SOUNDS OF SPRING: 7 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church Education and Cultural Center, 9700 Scenic Highway. The Southern University Music Department’s spring concert fundraiser. $15. Tickets are available at the door. (225) 771-4925 or (225) 771-3528
  • JITNEY: 7 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. The second production in UpStage Theatre’s 2013 “Shaping Images of Ourselves” season. $15. (225) 924-3774 or http://www.upstagetheatre.biz.
  • MOVE OVER MRS. MARKHAM: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The final production in Theatre Baton Rouge’s 2012-13 Season of Story and Song. $24, individual; $20, groups of 10 or more; $12, students with ID. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.theatrebr.org.
  • ALL THE KING’S MEN: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Performance by Swine Palace. $15-$28. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.org.
  • OUTWORKS — A FESTIVAL OF NEW LGBTQ PLAYS: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. Not appropriate for young viewers. $10, at the door only. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

  • BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets. The market runs in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmers Market and the Main Street Market. All markets will move to the Galvez Parking Garage in inclement weather. Free. (225) 344-8558. http://www.artsbr.org.
  • JITNEY: 7 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. The second production in UpStage Theatre’s 2013 “Shaping Images of Ourselves” season. $15. (225) 924-3774 or http://www.upstagetheatre.biz.
  • MOVE OVER MRS. MARKHAM: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The final production in Theatre Baton Rouge’s 2012-13 Season of Story and Song. $24, individual; $20, groups of 10 or more; $12, students with ID. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.theatrebr.org.
  • OUTWORKS — A FESTIVAL OF NEW LGBTQ PLAYS: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. Not appropriate for young viewers. $10, at the door only. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • ALL THE KING’S MEN: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Performance by Swine Palace. $15-$28. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.org.

News Features staff