New Orleans area calendar for July 25-31, 2014

FRIDAY

COLUMBIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6:30 p.m., trailhead, downtown Covington. Live music, car show. Free. covla.com

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

‘DYING CITY’: 7:30 p.m., The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. By Christopher Shinn. $20. (504) 298-8696

‘CHESAPEAKE’ BY LEE BLESSING: 7:30 p.m., Barristers Gallery, 2331 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. One-man show about art, politics, rebirth, renewal and retrievers. $15. morbidanatomy.blogspot.com

‘THE KING AND I’: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Playmakers Theater, 1916 Playmakers Road, Covington. $28, adults; $15, students. (985) 893-1671

UNDER THE BOARDWALK MUSICAL REVUE: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. $30-$50. (504) 522-2081

TRUE BLUE BAYOU, A LINDA RONSTADT TRIBUTE FEATURING DORIAN RUSH: 8 p.m., Allways Theatre, 1030 Marigny St., New Orleans. $21. (504) 758-5590 or brownpapertickets.com

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

‘GISELA IN HER BATHTUB & A HAND OF BRIDGE’: 8 p.m., The Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Performance by The 9th Ward Opera Company. $10-$20. (504) 948-9998

‘CINDERELLA’S GLASS SLIPPER’: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Philip Neri Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. St. Philip Neri Drama presents a musical retelling of the classic tale. $10, reserved; $7, adults general; $4, children general. Email amydufrechou@cox.net or call (504) 382-5481

‘CANDY LAND’ THE MUSICAL : 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. $20, adults; $18, students and seniors. (504) 862-7529

‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 6 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. (504) 865-5106

SATURDAY

BAIT-N-WAIT FISHING DERBY FOR KIDS: 8 a.m., Fairview-Riverside State Park, La. 22, one mile east of Madisonville. Casting competition with prizes awarded in different age categories. A Louisiana Wildlife Educator will be onsite at the official “weigh & measure” station to record the catches of the day, and award the prizes at noon. Activities for mini-anglers ages 5 and younger will include making a fish print and fishing for magnetic fish in a swimming pool. Pre-registration is encouraged. The fishing derby is free with park admission of $2 per person ages 4-61; free, seniors ages 62 and older and children ages 3 and younger. (985) 792-4652

ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Palmer Park, Intersection of South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues, New Orleans. Presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans, the market 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.

‘HUSH...HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE’ SCREENING: 10:30 A.M., THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION WILLIAMS RESEARCH CENTER, 410 CHARTRES ST., NEW ORLEANS. SENIOR CURATOR/HISTORIAN JOHN MAGILL WILL PROVIDE COMMENTARY PRIOR TO SCREENING. FREE. THNOC.ORG

BIG EASY ROLLERGIRLS JULY DOUBLE HEADER: 5 p.m., UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Big Easy Rollergirls Crescent Wenches take on the Hub City Derby Dames followed by the BERG All-Stars versus the Windy City Second Wind. Food trucks outside and a cash bar inside. $10, advance; $15, door. $5, kids ages 7-12 and college students; free, kids ages 6 and younger.

MOVIE IN THE PARK CRAFT SHOW EVENT: 5 P.M.-10 P.M., MISSISSIPPI RIVER HERITAGE PARK, 3RD STREET AND WILLIAMS BOULEVARD, KENNER. LOCAL CRAFTERS OFFER GIFT IDEAS AT 5 P.M. AT 8 P.M., VIEW THE HOLIDAY MOVIE “ELF.” BLANKETS OR LAWN CHAIRS ENCOURAGED. NO FOOD, DRINK OR PETS. CONCESSIONS WILL BE SOLD. WEATHER PERMITTING. (504) 468-7231

THEATER NUTS AND BOLTS: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. A two-hour workshop offering the basics of theater, from acting to directing. All ages are welcome. Space is limited. (504) 569-9070

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

‘JUMP, JIVE & WAIL’ THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA: 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. Sunday, The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A cast of 10 brings to life legendary songs, musicians, vocals and dance. (504) 528-1943

SWAP MEET NOLA: 9 A.M.-4 P.M., ST. MARGARET’S, 3525 BIENVILLE ST., NEW ORLEANS. ANIMAL-FRIENDLY, MINI-ENTERPRISE SPONSORED BY THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF LOUISIANA OFFERING ITEMS FROM MORE THAN 30 LOCAL VENDORS THAT RANGE FROM ORIGINAL ARTWORK, TO INDIGENOUS PLANTS TO HANDMADE ORGANIC/VEGAN SOAPS, LOTIONS AND SHAMPOOS. PROCEEDS FROM SOME OF THE MARKET’S SALES WILL HELP SUPPORT THE HUMANE SOCIETY HUMANE PROGRAMS AROUND THE STATE. SWAPMEETNOLA.COM

SUNDAY

DINNER AND A ZOOVIE: 8 p.m., Audubon Zoo, Magazine Street, New Orleans. Screening of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.” Guests may enter beginning at 7 p.m. and the movie will start about 8 p.m. Food and beverages will be allowed. Food trucks will be on hand and Snack Shack and Haagen Dazs will be open for business. $5; free, children ages 2 and younger. auduboninstitute.org

MONDAY

BICYCLING THE BACK TRAILS AND TIPS TO TRAIL RIDING WITH THE BIKE PATH OWNER, DAVID MOELLER: 6 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Moeller will share his passion and expertise with tips to riding the trails for the biking enthusiast and guide you through the back trails. 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

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS VERILY, A NEW HOPE: 7:30 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. The Royal Players of Alderaan present a one-night-only reading. Free. Donations accepted. (504) 488-1460

TUESDAY

‘QUEEN SUGAR’ AUTHOR EVENT: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Natalie Baszile discusses her debut novel.

BASQUE NAMES: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Michel-Antoine Goitia-Nicolas, founder of the Louisiana Basque-American Society and Cultural Organization, will discuss local Basque culture and history. Free. (504) 889-8143

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

‘HANSEL AND GRETEL’: 10 a.m., 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

WEDNESDAY

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

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

WEDNESDAYS ON THE POINT: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Algiers Point Riverfront, 200 Morgan St., New Orleans. Live music, food and local vendors. (504) 362-6436

NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 5:45 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. A two-hour walk in the woods and light exercise. (985) 626-1238 or email rue@northlakenature.org

THE 1ST NEW ORLEANS NOTWEDDING: 7 P.M., THE CHICORY, 610 S. PETERS ST., NEW ORLEANS. TICKETS INCLUDE DINNER, DRINKS AND A SERIOUSLY GOOD TIME. THENOTWEDDING.COM

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, AUG. 3

LAGNIAPPE CLASSIC: Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Twelve dog shows sponsored by the Louisiana Kennel Club and the Metairie Kennel Club.

Compiled by Emily Beck Cogburn