Here’s what’s happening this week in the area arts and cultural scene:

? Tickets are on sale for New Venture Theatre’s production of the Elton John-Tim Rice Broadway musical, “Aida,” set for July 10-13 at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tickets are $25. For tickets or more information, call (225) 344-0334 or visit

? Tickets are on sale for the LSU Museum of Arts’ 10th annual Fourth of July Celebration, “Red, White & the BLUES,” set for 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 4, at Tsunami on the sixth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tickets are $125, museum members; $150 nonmembers; and $50 ages 5- 20. Age 4 and younger are admitted free. For tickets, call (225) 389-7210 or

? Tickets are on sale for several events at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette: “The Double” in the Cane Fire Film Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 9; “Bigger Than Life -- The Songs of Jim Croce and the Stories Behind Them,” performed by John Reno and Brett Gambino, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21; and Blind Boys of Alabama, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 27. For tickets, call (337) 233-7060 or visit

? The Paul and Lulu University Art Museum, 710 St. Mary Bvld., is showing several exhibits: “Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper” through Saturday, Aug. 16; “Earth and Element: The Art of George Dunbar,” through Saturday, Aug. 30; and “Shearwater Pottery and the Anderson Family Aesthetic: through Saturday, Sept. 6. For more information, call (337) 482-2278 or visit

? The registration deadline is Sunday, June 15, for the LSU School of Music’s Summer at the Performing Arts Academy day camps for elementary school students through young adults. To register, call (225) 578-3230 or visit