A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, AUG. 14

SLAVE CABIN TOURS: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Audubon State Historic Site, 11788 La. 965, St. Francisville. Ranger-led tours of slave cabins and details of the enslaved people during the 19th century. (888) 677-2328.

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.

TUESDAY, AUG. 16

BATON ROUGE SPIRIT OF ‘45 PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Old State Capitol. Music and speakers to mark the 66th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17

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

THURSDAY, AUG. 18

CARTOGRAPHY HISTORY LECTURE: 6 p.m., refreshments, 6:30 p.m. lecture, East Room, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Dave Morgan lectures on the French contribution to Louisiana cartography from 1660-1806. No registration necessary.

THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT SERIES: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Musician-songwriter Tom Hook performs. $8, adults; $3, children under 12.

FRIDAY, AUG. 19

MUSINGS OF AN ARTIST’S WIFE: LUNCH WITH WENDY RODRIGUE: noon, Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center, 201 Lafayette St. In conjunction with the George Rodrigue exhibit Blue Dogs and Cajuns on the River at the LSU Museum of Art. $40, museum members; $50, nonmembers. (225) 389-7210.

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. 20

GREATER BATON ROUGE CHILDREN’S CHOIR AUDITIONS: by appointment only, Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. (225) 755-8057 or http://www.gbrcc.info.

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.

IN THE KITCHEN WITH CHEF PAUL PRUDHOMME AND GEORGE RODRIGUE: 1 p.m., second floor, LSU Museum of Art. In conjunction with the Rodrigue exhibit Blue Dogs and Cajuns on the River at the museum. Free to museum members; others require a ticket. (225) 389-7210.

ICE CREAM MAKING DEMONSTRATION: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville. Part of the monthly “Lost Arts of the Nineteenth Century” series. (225) 635-3110 or http://www.lastateparks.com.

DANCIN’ IN THE STREETS: 7-10 p.m., Great Hall, Perkins Rowe. Annual dance party and fundraiser for Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. $25, before Friday, Aug. 19; $35, at the door. (225) 766-8379 or http://www.batonrougeballet.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.