Avenue Q in Mandeville
Sesame Street is all grown up and has a new address in the naughty, nutty “Avenue Q,” on stage in Mandeville this weekend. The Jefferson Performing Arts Society production comes with a “Parental Discretion Advised” warning. Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the North Star Theatre, 347 Girod St., Mandeville. (504) 885-2000.
BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs the Beethoven Violin Concerto Saturday at First Baptist Church, 5290 Canal Blvd., featuring violinist Ilya Gringolts. Carlos Miguel Prieto directs. Also on the bill: Schumann Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish.” $20. (504)523-6530.
POETRY, DANCE, FANTASY
The Tekrema Center for Art and Culture stages “Fufillment of My Fantasy,” featuring a cast of poets and dancers and described by choreographer and African diaspora art scholar Greer Mendy as “both erotic and spiritual.” $35 includes refreshments; call (504) 943-9779 or write firstname.lastname@example.org. At the Joan Mitchell Center, 2275 Bayou Road, New Orleans. Saturday, 7 p.m.
More than 20 of New Orleans’ most creative designers, hatters, costumers and mask-makers will showcase their one-of-a kind creations at the Healing Center on Sunday. Fatoush, the Healing Center’s on-site restaurant, will be open from brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. during the bazaar. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans.