The Week In Arts for June 9-June 15

A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

  • ART EVENTS: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Poydras Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. Treasures of Pointe Coupee exhibit and Petite Gallerie, treasure hunt. http://www.artscouncilofpointecoupee.org.
  • THE DAY THE WAR STOPPED: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Rosedown Plantation, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville. Historical demonstrations. http://www.daythewarstopped.net.
  • 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.
  • SEE HOW THEY RUN: 3 p.m., Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. Live theatrical production with concessions. (337) 364-6114.
  • ARTICULATE ARTIST TALK: 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring the panel of artists in this month’s show. Free. (225) 383-1470 or http://www.batonrougegallery.org.
  • GARDEN PARTY: 4 p.m., City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Live outdoor concert featuring Eric Lindell and Colin Lake. No outside food and drink. http://www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • SOUL’D OUT SUNDAYS: 6 p.m., workshop; 7 p.m., show, Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. Presenting two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion Ed Mabrey. Workshop, $5; show, $10; both, $12. (225) 333-2055.
  • HELL’S BELLES: 6 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. $25. http://www.eventbrite.com.
  • 2013 TONY AWARDS PARTY: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, Reservations, (504) 528-1944, ext. 287.

MONDAY, JUNE 10

  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: 10 a.m., River Center Library, 120 St. Louis St., (225) 389-4967; 1 p.m., Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road, (225) 262-2260. Performance by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet. Free.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: 10 a.m., Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road, Baker, 1 p.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary. Performance by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet. Free.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

  • RIVER CITY JAZZ MASTERS: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour Salutes Ray Brown featuring Christian McBride, Benny Green and Greg Hutchinson. $25-$45. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

  • JAZZ IN THE PARK: 3 p.m.-8 p.m., Louis Armstrong Park-Congo Square, North Rampart Street, New Orleans. Season finale featuring Mike “Soul Man” Baptiste opening for Kermit Ruffins. Free. http://www.armstrongpark.org.
  • WALLS PROJECT UNVEILING: 5 p.m., 3347 Government St. Mural titled “Baton Rouge Blues,” painted by local artist Charles Barbier. Live blues jam, kids’ face painting, local cuisine and giveaways.
  • 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 Natalie Mae & Her Unturned Tricks. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • BATON ROUGE BLUES PROJECT RECEPTION: 6 p.m, Fifth Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Live music in the galleries with Herman Jackson and a discussion of jazz history. (225) 389-7200.
  • FORT BUTLER UNCOVERED: 6 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Andrew Capone presents a lecture and slide show about historic Fort Butler in Donaldsonville. Free. (225) 342-5428.
  • HERITAGE LECTURE: 6 p.m., refreshments; 6:30 p.m., presentation, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Vincent P. Caire will discuss and sign his book Louisiana Aviation-An Extraordinary History in Photographs. (225) 387-2464.
  • DOCUMENTARY FILM SONGS OF SOULS: 6 p.m., Baton Rouge Community College’s Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion, 201 Community College Drive. A film by Ronnie Clifton, based on the folklore of Louisiana bluesman Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter. Free. (225) 216-8723 or http://www.mybrcc.edu.
  • THE WIZARD OF OZ: 7 p.m., Reilly Theatre, LSU. Playmakers of Baton Rouge’s summer production. Pay what you can performance. (225) 578-6996 or http://playmakersbr.org.
  • HOT SUMMER NIGHTS & COOL JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, School of Music Building, Dalrymple Drive, LSU. Featuring the Hot Summer Nights Quartet and guest artist Hilary Kole. $20, general admission; $15, LSU faculty, staff and seniors; $10, LSU students. (225) 578-6941.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

  • THE WIZARD OF OZ: 7 p.m., Reilly Theatre, LSU. Playmakers of Baton Rouge’s summer production. $20. (225) 578-6996 or http://playmakersbr.org.
  • SPAMALOT: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $30-$35 with discounts for seniors, students and military. (504) 461-9475, (504) 468-7221 or http:// www.RivertownTheaters.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

  • THE WIZARD OF OZ: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Reilly Theatre, LSU. Playmakers of Baton Rouge’s summer production. Pay what you can performance. (225) 578-6996 or http://playmakersbr.org.
  • SPAMALOT: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $30-$35 with discounts for seniors, students and military. (504) 461-9475, (504) 468-7221 or http:// www.RivertownTheaters.com.

News Features staff