The Week in Arts for Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013

A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, AUG. 4

  • FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free admission to the galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows. lasm.org.
  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 5th Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 2 p.m., Discover the Collection: Landscapes through Time. Free.
  • THE LAST FIVE YEARS: 2 p.m., Black Box Theater, Academy Arts Center, St. Joseph’s Academy, 3015 Broussard St. Presentation by the St. Joseph’s Academy/Catholic High School Summer Alumni Theatre. $15, advance; $20, door. Email tickets@alumnisummertheatre.com.
  • HAIRSPRAY: 2 p.m., Opelousas Little Theatre, next to Donald Gardner Stadium, Opelousas. Performance of the Broadway musical. opelousaslittletheatre.com.
  • CATHEDRAL CONCERTS PRESENTS BENJAMIN BRITTEN: 3 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Featuring soprano Betsy Uschkrat, tenor Tyler Smith, baritone Taylor Miller, pianist Jesse Reeks and lecturer George Dansker. Free. (504) 895-6602 or cccnola.org.
  • SAVED BY THE BELL-THE STAGED READING: 6 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. $20. eventbrite.com.
  • KISS ME KATE: 8 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University; Cole Porter musical about on and offstage drama during a musical production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. (504) 865-5105.

TUESDAY, AUG. 6

  • OPEN HOUSE FOR THE CENTER FOR MUSICAL ARTS: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., 5545 Superior Drive. Refreshments, class demonstrations, a meet and greet with the faculty and a tour of the facility. (225) 242-9883 or cmabr.net.
  • BASQUE CULTURE AND HISTORY: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Talk by Michel-Antoine Goitia-Nicolas, founder of the Louisiana Basque-American Society and Cultural Organization. Free.
  • STARS, LIKE PEOPLE: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Performance of the theatrical installation by Jarin Schexnider. $12; $10, students. (337) 233-7060.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7

  • LSU OPERA 5% DAY: 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 7529 Corporate Blvd. Store will donate 5 percent of net sales to the LSU Opera. wp.music.lsu.edu/opera/
  • MUSICAL PETTING ZOO: 2:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Members of the LSU Performing Arts Academy will conduct an informal presentation for children ages 5-11. (225) 756-1160.
  • PURPLE HEART DAY CEREMONY: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Flag ceremony and harmony of patriotic music. (337) 344-9397.
  • STARS, LIKE PEOPLE: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Performance of the theatrical installation by Jarin Schexnider. $12; $10, students. (337) 233-7060.

THURSDAY, AUG. 8

  • A YANKEE BLITZKRIEG STUMBLES: noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. A presentation by Charles N. Elliott on the devastation wrought during the Battle of Baton Rouge. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch. Free. atchafalaya.org or (225) 336-2422.
  • JOHN JAMES AUDUBON’S TIME IN LOUISIANA: 6 p.m., refreshments, 6:30 p.m., talk, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. With speaker Daniel Wilcox, interpretive ranger and longtime curator of collections at Louisiana’s Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville. Free, FHL members; $10, guests. (225) 387-2464.
  • OGDEN AFTER HOURS: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Featuring Little Freddie King. (504) 539-9600.
  • AUTHOR EVENT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napolean Ave., Metairie. Toni Kiser and Lindsey Barnes will discuss their book, Loyal Forces: The American Animals of World War II. Free. Books will be available for purchase. (504) 838-1100.
  • RABBIT HOLE: 7:30 p.m., The Studio at Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Backyard Theater’s debut summer production. $8. Donations welcome. (310) 818-6070.
  • STARS, LIKE PEOPLE: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Performance of the theatrical installation by Jarin Schexnider. $12; $10, students. (337) 233-7060.
  • CHESAPEAKE: 8 p.m., Byrdie’s Gallery, 2422 St Claude Ave., New Orleans. Performance by Second Star Performance Collective. $15. eventbrite.com.
  • THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT: 8 p.m., AllWays Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave. A former drug dealer fresh out of rehab reunites with his drug-addicted girlfriend. Josh Parham directs the *NU* Theatre production. $15. (504) 218-5778.

FRIDAY, AUG. 9

  • RABBIT HOLE: 7:30 p.m., The Studio at Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Backyard Theater’s debut summer production. $8. Donations welcome. (310) 818-6070.
  • LAFFERTY’S WAKE: 7:30 p.m., Cafe Americain, 7521 Jefferson Highway. Baton Rouge Irish Club’s annual summer production. Dinner service begins at 6 p.m. Show only tickets, $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. Reservations must be made for dinner, which costs extra. (225) 924-9841.

SATURDAY, AUG. 10

  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St. just off Chartres, New Orleans. Free. (504) 269-3982 or email creemccree@gmail.com.
  • LAFFERTY’S WAKE: 7:30 p.m., Cafe Americain, 7521 Jefferson Highway. Baton Rouge Irish Club’s annual summer production. Dinner service begins at 6 p.m. Show only tickets, $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. Reservations must be made for dinner, which costs extra. (225) 924-9841.
  • RABBIT HOLE: 7:30 p.m., The Studio at Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Backyard Theater’s debut summer production. $8. Donations welcome. (310) 818-6070.

News Features staff