A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, AUG. 21

AGAINST THE TIDE: THE STORY OF THE CAJUN PEOPLE OF LOUISIANA: 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Film traces the Cajun people’s first appearance in North America, and later their exile from Nova Scotia to south Louisiana. Stories told by direct descendants including director Pat Mire, host/narrator Zachary Richard, University of Louisiana at Lafayette historian Carl Brasseaux and folklorist Barry Ancelet. Free event with regular museum admission.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE: 3 p.m., Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. Classic comedy. $10. Tickets available at Delaune’s, Paul’s Flowers and Accentrics of New Iberia. (337) 364-6114

ART DEFINES ART: 3 p.m., Stern Auditorium, New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Comedy examining various perspectives defining art. $16, general admission; $8, NOMA members and students. http://www.noma.eventbrite.com.

ACROBAT, AERIALIST SHOW: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. New Ezuru, an international cast of acrobats, aerialists, artists and comedians. Family entertainment. $9.95-$19.95. http://www.beaurivage.com.

TUESDAY, AUG. 23

FEED THE FISH FILM SCREENING: 7 p.m., Casa Azul Gifts, 232 Martin Luther King Drive, Grand Coteau. (337) 662-1032.

ACROBAT, AERIALIST SHOW: 7 p.m., Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. New Ezuru, an international cast of acrobats, aerialists, artists and comedians. Family entertainment. $9.95-$19.95. http://www.beaurivage.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24

MUSIC AT MID-DAY: noon, fourth floor terrace, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Lunchtime concert. Free.

COUNTRY CLASSICS: 7 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Country music is featured from early artists Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and others. (225) 756-1150.

ACROBAT, AERIALIST SHOW: 7 p.m., Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. New Ezuru, an international cast of acrobats, aerialists, artists and comedians. Family entertainment. $9.95-$19.95. http://www.beaurivage.com.

THURSDAY, AUG. 25

THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT SERIES: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Jazz pianist David Torkinsoky performs. $8, adults; $3, children under 12.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS AUDITIONS: 7 p.m., Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs. First production by Spotlight Theater. http://www.artslivingston.org/spotlight_theater.

ACROBAT, AERIALIST SHOW: 7 p.m., Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. New Ezuru, an international cast of acrobats, aerialists, artists and comedians. Family entertainment. $9.95-$19.95. http://www.beaurivage.com.

FRIDAY, AUG. 26

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: 7 p.m., Runnels School Auditorium, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. A Runnels Community Theater production. Opening night. $15, adults; $12, students; $20, at the door. (225) 751-2192 or email a.dalrymple@runnels.org.

STAGED READING OF AUNTIE MAME: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater Social Room, 7155 Florida Blvd. A night of comedy and cocktails. $30, includes one free drink. Seating limited. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE: 7:30 p.m., Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. Classic comedy. $10. Tickets available at Delaune’s, Paul’s Flowers and Accentrics of New Iberia. (337) 364-6114.

ART DEFINES ART: 8 p.m., Stern Auditorium, New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Comedy examining various perspectives defining art. $16, general admission; $8, NOMA members and students. http://www.noma.eventbrite.com.

SATURDAY, AUG. 27

NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER AUDITIONS: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 115, LSU School of Music building. (225) 578-6884.

LSU PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building. Free, live performances, open workshops and demonstrations, guided tours and “instrument petting zoo.” (225) 578-3531.

BARNES & NOBLE BOOK FAIR: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. (225) 344-5272.

MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Interactive program for young children and their families.

AUDITIONS FOR ONCE ON THIS ISLAND: 5 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. A New Venture Theatre musical production. Email info@newventuretheatre.org.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: 7 p.m., Runnels School Auditorium, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. A Runnels Community Theater production. $15, adults; $12, students; $20, at the door. (225) 751-2192 or email a.dalrymple@runnels.org.

STAGED READING OF AUNTIE MAME: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater Social Room, 7155 Florida Blvd. A night of comedy and cocktails. $30, includes one free drink. Seating limited. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE: 7:30 p.m., Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. Classic comedy. $10. Tickets available at Delaune’s, Paul’s Flowers and Accentrics of New Iberia. (337) 364-6114.