The Week in Arts for July 14, 2013

A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, JULY 14

  • LES MISERABLES: 2 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29, adults; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, students. (225) 924-6496 or brlt.org
  • DAMN YANKEES: 2 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.
  • BASTILLE DAY: 2 p.m., New Roads, La Sainte Messe at St. Mary of False River Catholic Church, followed by a reception at the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 W. Main St. (225) 638-6575.
  • JEKYLL & HYDE: 2 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $25, adults; $15, students. (985) 893-1671.
  • TWILIGHT BAYOU: 2 p.m., Grand Opera House of the South, 505 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley. An Acadia Players Community Theatre production. (337) 381-8507 or theacadiaplayers.com.
  • AFRICA UMOJA: 2 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. mahaliajacksontheater.com
  • JEKYLL & HYDE: 2 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $25, adults; $15, students. (985) 893-1671.
  • FREEDOM: 2 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. $30-$35. (504) 528-3800.
  • THE DANCE ON WIDOW’S ROW: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. $15. (225) 924-3774 or upstagetheatre.biz.
  • A POCKETFUL OF RHYMES: 3 p.m., NORD Ty Tracy Theatre, First Floor, Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Performance by the Crescent City Lights Youth Theater. $15. http://www.crescentcitylights.org.
  • SOUTH LOUISIANA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA: 3 p.m., Vandebilt Catholic High School, 209 S. Hollywood Road, Houma. Summer Pops concert. $6.
  • THE NEW ORLEANS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., Tulane University’s Lab Theater, New Orleans. Performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). NewOrleansShakespeare.tulane.edu or (504) 865-5106.

MONDAY, JULY 15

  • SWAN LAKE: 10 a.m., Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road, and 1 p.m., River Center Branch Library. Performance by the Tri-Parish Ballet. Free. (225) 665-3414.
  • RUMPLESTILTSKIN: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $8. rivertowntheaters.com
  • AUDITIONS FOR PLAYMAKERS THEATER: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Seven adults are needed to play children and two adults to play adults in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song to sing a cappella and prepare for a cold read. Email ellenmail@bellsouth.net or (985) 893-1671.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

  • SWAN LAKE: 10 a.m., Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road, Baker, and 2 p.m., Central Library, 11260 Joor Road. Performance by the Tri-Parish Ballet. Free. (225) 665-3414.
  • RUMPLESTILTSKIN: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $8. rivertowntheaters.com
  • HISTORY TALK: 7 p.m., Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. Eddie Cazayoux will present “Creole Architecture: Responding to Climate Then and Now.” Free. (225) 240-3421.
  • THE NEW ORLEANS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., Tulane University’s Lab Theater, New Orleans. Performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). NewOrleansShakespeare.tulane.edu or (504) 865-5106.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

  • SWAN LAKE: 10 a.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.; 1 p.m., Fairwood Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway, and 3 p.m., Jones Creek Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Performance by the Tri-Parish Ballet. Free. (225) 665-3414.
  • RUMPLESTILTSKIN: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $8. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • NOONTIME TALK: noon, New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Lisa Rotondo-McCord, NOMA’s deputy director for curatorial affairs/curator of Asian art, will give a talk on “Innovations and Illusions.” Learn how new technologies led to the creation of objects that are not as they first appear. Free. noma.org
  • THE NEW ORLEANS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., Tulane University’s Lab Theater, New Orleans. Performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). http://NewOrleansShakespeare.tulane.edu or (504) 865-5106.
  • SUMMER SOUNDS AT ST. JAMES CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, corner of Convention and North Fourth streets. Performance by the Zydeco Posse of New Orleans. Reception follows the concert. $10; free, students. stjamesbr.org

THURSDAY, JULY 18

  • RUMPLESTILTSKIN: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $8. rivertowntheaters.com
  • SWAN LAKE: 10:30 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., and 1 p.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary. Performance by the Tri-Parish Ballet. Free. (225) 665-3414.
  • 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 Cottonmouth Kings. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. neworleanscitypark/garden
  • HERITAGE LECTURE: 6 p.m., refreshments; 6:30 p.m., presentation, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Michael Desmond will discuss his book The Architecture of LSU. Books will be available for sale and signing. Sponsored by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. $10; free, FHL members. (225) 387-2464.
  • HERITAGE TALK: 6 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. A special program on “Preserving the Heritage: Bayou Pigeon, Louisiana-Spirit of the Atchafalaya.” Cajun music presentation by Calvin LeBlanc. Free. (225) 342-5428.
  • DAMN YANKEES: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.
  • EUNICE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND AND CHOIR: 7 p.m., Liberty Theater, 200 Park Ave., Eunice. (337) 457-1776.
  • LES MISERABLES: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29, adults; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • THE WIZ: 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Performance by New Venture Theatre. $20. (225) 588-7576.
  • FREEDOM: 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Thursday is pay-what-you-can night. (504) 528-3800. Killer Joe: 8 p.m., The AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Jonathan Mares Productions presents the local premiere of the intense, dark comedy by Tony Award- and Pulitzer Award-winning playwright Tracy Letts. $15. (504) 758-5590.
  • JEKYLL & HYDE: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $25, adults; $15, students. (985) 893-1671.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

  • DAMN YANKEES: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.
  • LES MISERABLES: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29, adults; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • JEKYLL & HYDE: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $25, adults; $15, students. (985) 893-1671.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

  • DAMN YANKEES: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.
  • LES MISERABLES: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29, adults; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • JEKYLL & HYDE: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $25, adults; $15, students. (985) 893-1671.