The Week In Arts for June 6-June 8

A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

  • FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 100 River Road South. Free admission to the LASM galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows. http://www.lasm.org.
  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Fifth Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 2 p.m., Gallery Talk, Edward Pramuk will talk about the techniques and processes involved in the exhibitions “Edward Pramuk: Seeing Music and An Eye to Jazz: Photographs by Herman Leonard.” (225) 389-7200.
  • SOUL’D OUT SUNDAYS: 6 p.m., workshop; 7 p.m., show, Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. Presenting Ed Mabrey. (225) 333-2055.
  • 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-dance brunch. For more information, email info@spuncrossroads.com.
  • JUMP, JIVE & WAIL — THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA: 11:30 a.m., brunch seating, Stage Door Canteen, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A new, original show celebrating a unique New Orleans talent who made an incomparable contribution to popular music and stagecraft. http://www.nationalww2
    museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • TUMBLING STUDENT SHOWCASE: 1 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. (504) 737-5977.
  • 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.
  • WICKED: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.
  • SPRING CONCERT: 2 p.m., Loyola University-Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The Komenka Ethnic Dance and Music Ensemble of New Orleans presents exciting dance and music selections representing Acadia, Basque Country, Brazil, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, French Canada, Hungary, Japan, Nigeria, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Zambia, the Middle East and the United States. (504) 529-4676 or email rodij@copper.net. $10-$15. (504) 529-4676.
  • DRIVING MISS DAISY: 3 p.m., Northstar Theatre, 347 Girod St., Mandeville. Performance by Jefferson Performing Arts Society. $27, adults; $20, students; $15, children 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org.
  • RE-DESIGNING WOMEN: 6 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. The latest wacky take-off from Varla Jean Merman. $30. http://www.event
    brite.com.
  • IBERIA PARISH 4-H HORSE SHOW: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., SugArena, 713 NW Bypass, New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.
  • ART EVENTS: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Poydras Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. Exhibit and Petite Gallerie, treasure hunt. http://www.artscouncilofpointecoupee.org.
  • SEE HOW THEY RUN: 3 p.m., Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. Live theatre production with concessions. (337) 364-6114.

MONDAY, JUNE 3

  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: 10 a.m., Carver Library, 720 Terrace St.; 1 p.m., Eden Park Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road; 3 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Performance by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet. Free.
  • THE PENGUIN PARADE: 10:30 a.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The Louisiana Sinfonietta, under the direction of Dinos Constantinides, will present four concerts in the libraries of Baton Rouge, with music written for children. Free. (225) 231-3740.
  • REFLECTIONS IN THE GARDEN: noon-1 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Suzanne Turner will present “Garden Diaries and Martha Turnbull.” Bring a lunch; drinks provided. $10; free, BHS members. (225) 763-3990.
  • “NOLAMAZIGH” — AN EVENING OF BELLY DANCE FEATURING AMEL TAFSOUT AND DANCERS FROM ALL OVER THE GULF COAST AND BEYOND: 7:30 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans. $20. (504) 975-0286.
  • CRIMES AGAINST NATURE — A LOVE STORY: 8 p.m., All Ways Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. $10-$15. (504) 218-5778 or http://theallwayslounge.net.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

  • RHYTHM AND HUES: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. The exhibit, presented by the exhibiting members of the Associated Women in the Arts, is free.
  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: 10 a.m., Delmont Gardens Library, 3351 Lorraine St.; 1 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.; 3 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Performance by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet. Free.
  • MUSIC EVENT: 6:30 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. Performance by Category 5, a wind quintet made up of musicians from the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra. Free. (504) 889-8143.
  • MEMBERS-ONLY NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 8 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 La. 190, Mandeville. A two-hour walk through the woods. Members only. Call to find out how to join. (985) 626-1238.
  • LES BON TEMPS SOIREÉ: Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., New Orleans. Performances by Leslie Castay, Troi Bechet and more. Food, champagne, full bar. Silent and live auctions. $150 per person; $1,500 for a table of 10. http://southernrep.com.
  • LES COMÉDIENS FRANÇAIS LECTURE: 6:30 p.m., Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Presentation will feature Alfred E. Lemmon with Peter Collins, Joseph Meyer and Sarah Jane McMahon. Reservations required. (504) 523-4662.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

  • MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: 10 a.m., Port Allen Community Center, 749 North Jefferson Ave., Port Allen Performance by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet. Free.
  • THE PENGUIN PARADE: 10:30 a.m., Greenwell Springs Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road, (225) 274-4440 and 2:30 p.m., Jones Creek Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road, (225) 756-1140. The Louisiana Sinfonietta, under the direction of Dinos Constantinides, will present four concerts in the libraries of Baton Rouge, with music written for children. Free.
  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m.-noon, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by the U.S. and Germany in World War II. Free with admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. http://www.national
    ww2museum.org.
  • THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT A SALUTE TO OUR HEROES: 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Stage Door Canteen, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The vocal trio’s musical journey salutes the military and homefront heroes in all eras. http://www.nationalww2
    museum.org.
  • LUNCHBOX LECTURE: noon, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Rick Jacobs presents “Kasserine Pass and the Tunisian Campaign.” http://www.nationalww2
    museum.org.
  • WEDNESDAYS ON THE POINT RIVERFRONT FESTIVAL: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 200 Morgan St., New Orleans, riverside where the Algiers Ferry Terminal meets the levee. Live music by Bag of Donuts and Algiers Brass Band. Arts and crafts vendors and food. Free. (504) 362-6436.
  • ART EVENTS: 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Poydras Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. Treasures of Pointe Coupee sponsored by the Arts Council. Exhibit and Petite Gallerie, treasure hunt. http://www.artscouncilofpointecoupee.org.
  • RHYTHM AND HUES: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. The exhibit, presented by the exhibiting members of the Associated Women in the Arts, is free.

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: 10 a.m., Scotlandville Library, 7373 Scenic Highway; 1 p.m., Fairwood Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway; 3 p.m., Greenwell Springs Regional Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Performance by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet. Free.
  • THE PENGUIN PARADE: 10:30 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The Louisiana Sinfonietta, under the direction of Dinos Constantinides, will present four concerts in the libraries of Baton Rouge, with music written for children. Free. (225) 763-2240.
  • 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 Paul Soniat. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • 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.
  • ART EVENTS: 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Poydras Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. Treasures of Pointe Coupee sponsored by the Arts Council. Exhibit and Petite Gallerie, treasure hunt. http://www.artscouncilofpointecoupee.org.
  • RHYTHM AND HUES: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. The exhibit, presented by the exhibiting members of the Associated Women in the Arts, is free.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

  • GARDEN TOUR FRIDAYS: guided garden tour at 10 a.m. at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville, Tickets for only the garden tour are $5 for ages 18 and older. For more information, call (888) 376-1867 or (225) 635-3110.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

  • RHYTHM AND HUES: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. The exhibit, presented by the exhibiting members of the Associated Women in the Arts, is free.
  • THREE EXHIBITS: The Front, 4100 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, will open three exhibits with a reception from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. The first, Subduction Zone: 15 Videos from Portland, Oregon, was curated by Stephen Slappe and features artists engaged with utopian ideals riddled with uncertainty via humor and the strange. The second is an exhibit of neon, drawing and installations, featuring Jerry Therio’s neon mixed into graffiti by Jonathan Shaw, along with drawings by Christopher Deris. The shows will run through Sunday, July 7. For more information, call (504) 920-3980.

News Features staff