The Week in Arts for May 12

A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, MAY 12

  • SUNDAY IN THE PARK: noon-3 p.m., Galvez Plaza Stage, North Boulevard. Outdoor concert featuring Route 90. (225) 344-8558.
  • MOVE OVER MRS. MARKHAM: 2 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The final production in Theatre Baton Rouge’s 2012-13 Season of Story and Song. Sign language interpretation performance. $24; $20, groups of 10 or more; $12, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.theatrebr.org.
  • WICKED: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.
  • SHOWBOAT: 2 p.m. Sunday, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. (985) 641-0324.
  • GYPSY:2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $30-$35. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • DRIVING MISS DAISY: 3 p.m., Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Performance by Jefferson Performing Arts Society. $27, adults; $20, students; $15, children 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org.
  • MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT: 3 p.m., Roussel Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Performance by the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras. http://gnoyomothersday.eventbrite.com.
  • GARDEN PARTY: 4 p.m. gates open, City Park, New Orleans. Outdoor concert featuring Amanda Shaw and Paul Soniat. No outside food or drink.
  • THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.: 6 p.m., St. Philip Neri Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Performance by St. Philip Neri’s Drama Program. $4-$10. (504) 887-5600, ext. 82.

MONDAY, MAY 13

  • CABARET OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Bring your music (in the correct key) and show us your talent or come and watch the fun. Pay what you can. http://midcitytheatre.wordpress.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 14

  • CFA BISTROS FOR A CAUSE: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Bistro Byronz, 5412 Government St. Twenty percent of dine in and 10 percent of to-go orders will be donated to the Community Fund for the Arts. Hosted by CFA members Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre and Of Moving Colors. (225) 344-8558, ext. 234.
  • AUDITIONS FOR HELLO, DOLLY!: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Chorus Room of the Performing Arts Building, the Runnels School, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. The summer Runnels Theater community production. For more information, email runnelstheatre@runnels.org.
  • MID-CENTURY MODERN & COCKTAILS: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., downtown. “Mad Men”-themed walking tour of downtown Baton Rouge’s mid-century modern buildings. Sponsored by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. (225) 387-2464.
  • NORTHLAKE COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Presented by SLU’s Community Music School. Free. (985) 549-5502 or cms@southeastern.edu.
  • WICKED: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

  • GENEALOGY RECORDS: 10:30 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Learn to research wills and probate records. (225) 763-2283.
  • LUNCHTIME LECTURE: noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Richard Holloway will give a talk titled “West Baton Rouge and the U.S. Civil War.” Visitors may bring a bag lunch. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15.
  • WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE: 5 p.m., Lafayette Square on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans. Outdoor concert series featuring Billy Iuso and Restless Natives and N’awlins Johnnys. (504) 585-1500. Free. http://www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.
  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: 5 p.m., seating begins; 7 p.m., show, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Production by the NOLA project and NOMA. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food and drinks allowed. $18, general admission; $10, NOMA members, university students, children ages 7 to 17. http://noma.org.
  • WICKED: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 16

  • 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 James Rivers Movement. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: 5 p.m., seating begins; 7 p.m., show, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Production by the NOLA project and NOMA. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food and drinks allowed. $18, general admission; $10, NOMA members, university students, children ages 7 to 17. http://noma.org. members reception: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 5th Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Opening reception for Edward Pramuk: Seeing Music and An Eye on Jazz: Photographs by Herman Leonard. (225) 389-7210.
  • ROCK N ROWE THURSDAYS: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Perkins Rowe Courtyard, Bluebonnet at Perkins. With music by Big Daddy T. Free.
  • OGDEN AFTER HOURS: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Featuring Ignatius Saxophone Quartet. (504) 539-9600.
  • 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; $20, groups of 10 or more; $12, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.theatrebr.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.
  • WICKED: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 17

  • THE BATON ROUGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH AUDRA MCDONALD: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, 275 St. Louis St. Season finale for the 10th anniversary of the orchestra’s Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation Great Performers in Concert series. $30-$85. (225) 383-0500, ext. 100, or http://www.brso.org.
  • 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; $20, groups of 10 or more; $12, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.theatrebr.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

  • AUDITIONS FOR HELLO, DOLLY!: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Chorus Room of the Performing Arts Building, the Runnels School, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. The summer Runnels Theater community production. For more information, email runnelstheatre@runnels.org.
  • BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR: 10:30 a.m., Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St, Francisville. Rare tour opportunity to view areas of the historic plantation complex normally not open to the public. (888) 376-1867, (225) 635-3110 or http://www.LaStateParks.com.
  • 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; $20, groups of 10 or more; $12, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.theatrebr.org.

News Features staff