New Orleans area calendar for June 27-July 3, 2014

FRIDAY

COLUMBIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6:30 p.m., downtown Covington. Car show and more Free. facebook.com/covingtonla

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

‘ALADDIN’: 10 a.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts Lagniappe Stage, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Performance by Patchworks Players. $8, general admission. (504) 461-9475 or rivertowntheaters.com

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

‘THE RAT PACK NOW’ TRIBUTE SHOW: 6 p.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A tribute show recapturing the music, style, comedy and camaraderie of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS BUILT TO AMAZE: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Smoothie King Center, Howard Avenue, New Orleans. smoothiekingcenter.com

‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University, Lupin Theater, New Orleans. With the help of new technology, viewers will be led from an elegant but earthbound palace into a magical forest where some of the inhabitants may not be bound by anything at all. $15, students; $20, seniors; $25, general admission. Through July 12. (504) 865-5106

‘DRYADES STREET DIVAS REVIEW’: 8 P.M. FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AND 7 P.M. SUNDAY, ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 1712 ORETHA CASTLE HALEY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. THE CABARET STYLE SHOW TAKES A LOOK AT THE POST WAR NEW ORLEANS JAZZ CIRCUIT FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE TOURING CELEBRITIES. $12.50. (504) 569-9070

‘THE HUMAN BUFFET’: 8 P.M. FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AND 3 P.M. SUNDAY, MID CITY THEATRE, 3540 TOULOUSE ST., NEW ORLEANS. TALLY, A LONELY DIVORCÉE OF 12 YEARS IS PUSHED BY FRIENDS, AMI AND BERTIE, TO JOIN IN THEIR HUNT FOR LOVE ON THE INTERNET. MIDCITYTHEATRE.WORDPRESS.COM

AVATAR MOVEMENT DANCE COMPANY: 8 p.m., The Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. $10-$20. (504) 948-9998

SATURDAY

ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Palmer Park, intersection of South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues, New Orleans. Features between 75 and 135 local and regional artisans, including painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, printmaking, clothing and soap. Entertainment, food and beverages and a Kids Tent with a show and activities.

SCREENING OF THE ELVIS CLASSIC ‘KING CREOLE’: 10:30 a.m., Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. One of a seven-part film series being held in conjunction with THNOC’s current exhibition “From Cameo to Close-up: Louisiana in Film.” After the screening, photographer Richard Sexton will present a tour of his exhibition “Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere” beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. Free. (504) 523-4662

SKULLS, SKINS & SCAT...WHAT ANIMAL IS THAT?!: 2 p.m., Fairview-Riverside State Park, La. 22, Madisonville. Learn basic classification for mammals, reptiles and birds, comparing the three with bio-facts. The program is free with park admission: $2 per person ages 4-61; free, seniors ages 62 and older and children 3 and younger. (985) 792-4652 or (888) 677-3247

BIG EASY ROLLERGIRLS JUNE DOUBLE HEADER: 5 p.m., UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Big Easy Rollergirls Crescent Wenches take on the Red Stick Roller Derby Capitol Defenders followed by the BERG AllStars versus the Gainseville Roller Rebels. Food trucks outside and a cash bar inside. $10, advance; $15, door. $5, children ages 7-12 and college students; free, children ages 6 and younger. crawfishmambo.com

SATURDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY

‘THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)’: 7:30 p.m., Lab Theatre, 18 Newcomb Place, New Orleans. Madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride. $12, students/seniors; $15, general admission. (504) 865-5106

SATURDAY AND WEDNESDAY

COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. The market offers local produce. (985) 892-1873.

SUNDAY

HOUMAS HOUSE PLANTATION PHOTO WORKSHOP: 10:15 a.m., Jackson Square Gate by St. Louis Cathedral, 750 Chartres St., New Orleans. Sponsored by American Photo Safari. Photography instruction is given throughout the journey to Houmas House and participants will learn about the deep-rooted history of the place on an official tour led by guides in period dress.

UPPITY & URBAN FASHION SHOWCASE: 4 P.M., APRES CHAMPAGNE LOUNGE, 608 FULTON ST., NEW ORLEANS. UPPITY & URBAN WILL HOST ITS SUMMER FASHION SHOWCASE COUPLED WITH THE COMPANY’S LAUNCH PARTY. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND HORS D’OEUVRES. $20, GENERAL ADMISSION; $40, VIP; $30, DOOR.

DINNER AND A ZOOVIE : 7 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. The movie will be “Despicable Me 2” and a Minion from the movie will be available for photos until 8:30 p.m. There will be a sing-a-long before the movie and a DJ will be playing music. $5; free, children ages two and younger. (504) 212-5335

MONDAY

BICYCLING THE BACK TRAILS AND TIPS TO TRAIL RIDING WITH THE BIKE PATH OWNER DAVID MOELLE: 6 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 US 190, Mandeville. Ride through the back trails of the Northlake Nature Center. Helmets required. Mountain bike or wide tires recommended. Space is limited. Reservations required. Free, members; $5, non-members. (985) 626-1238 or email Rue@northlakenature.org

WEDNESDAY

WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m.-noon, The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Free with admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288 or ddaymuseum.org

VICTORY BELLES’ ‘SPIRIT OF AMERICA’: 11:45 a.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Red, white and blue celebration featuring a potpourri of songs from the Great American Song Book. Includes dining by Chef John Besh and the American Sector restaurant. $40. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org

PAT BOURGEOIS’ ‘DEBAUCHERY’: 7:30 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Live soap opera about a snooty uptown family with a decidely downtown mom. (504) 488-1460

GARDEN TO GLASS, CELEBRATE LOCAL FOODS IN OUR VICTORY GARDEN: 6 P.M.-8 P.M., THE VICTORY GARDEN AT THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM, 945 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. THE MASTER GARDENERS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS, THE AMERICAN SECTOR AND NOLA LOCAVORES CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF EATING LOCALLY. EDUCATION STAFF WILL HIGHLIGHT THE HISTORY OF VICTORY GARDENS AND THE CIVIC-MINDEDNESS OF GARDENING DURING WARTIME AND HOW THAT SPIRIT CAN BE REPLICATED TODAY. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. (504) 528-1944, EXT. 229

PUB QUIZ: 6 P.M.-8 P.M., STAGE DOOR CANTEEN, THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM, 945 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF AN ARRAY OF TOPICS, INCLUDING WORLD WAR II, AT THE MUSEUM’S PUB QUIZ. PLAY ONE ROUND, OR ALL SIX. (504) 528-1944

ONGOING

OTIS HOUSE TOUR AND W.T. JAY SAWMILL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Fairview-Riverside State Park, 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville. Continues through Saturday. Attendees learn about the Jay sawmill community on the Tchefuncte River and the way of life in St. Tammany from 1885-1930. Recently discovered photographs of the era are on display. (985) 792-4652

Compiled by Emily Beck Cogburn