A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 4

FIRST SUNDAYS AT MUSEUMS: 1-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, and USS Kidd downtown. Free admission on first Sundays of the month.

STAR GAZING: 8:30-9:30 p.m., Landolt Astronomical Observatory, Nicholson Hall roof, LSU campus. Expect views of quarter moon, double-double and Albireo. Free. http://www.phys.lsu.edu/newwebsite/news/observatory.html.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 6

ELECTRA: 7:30 p.m., LSU Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. An LSU Theatre Lab production. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7

ELECTRA: 7:30 p.m., LSU Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. An LSU Theatre Lab production. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

NEW ORLEANS BALLET THEATRE: 8 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. $28.50. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 8

LASM AFTER HOURS: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Meet artists featured in the exhibit Old Methods, New Visions: Three Louisiana Artists.

THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT SERIES: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Songwriter and vocalist Phillip Manuel performs. $8, adults; $3, children under 12.

OPERA LOUISIANE’S FETE WITH FAUST: 7:30 p.m., Old State Capitol. A 6 p.m. fete precedes the performance of Faust. $25-$85, performance; $35, Fete (sold separately). http://www.operalouisiane.com.

ELECTRA: 7:30 p.m., LSU Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. An LSU Theatre Lab production. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9

CANGELOSI DANCE PROJECT COMPANY AUDITIONS: 5-6 p.m., Cangelosi Dance Project, 3749 Perkins Road. (225) 291-4587.

HEAD TRIP: 7 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. winning play in the theater’s 2nd Annual Emerging Playwrights Project. $15. http://www.upstagetheatre.biz.

CRAZY FOR YOU: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Opening night. $27. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

ELECTRA: 7:30 p.m., LSU Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. An LSU Theatre Lab production. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10

SECOND SATURDAY: SHAPE OF ME, BLUE DOG, AND OTHER STUFF: LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Free program for children. (225) 389-7200 or http://www.lsumoa.com.

MOSCOW BALLET AND MAIN STREET DANCE AUDITIONS: 10:30 a.m., Main Street Dance, 119 S. Cypress St., Hammond. Children selected will perform along with professionals in the Great Russian Nutcracker in New Orleans. (985) 902-9229 or http://www.nutcracker.com/Audition.

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.

MRS. DOROTHY AND HER TRAVELING SHAKY EGG BAND: noon-2 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Musical program for young children and their families.

HEAD TRIP: 7 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. winning play in the theater’s 2nd Annual Emerging Playwrights Project. $15. http://www.upstagetheatre.biz.

CRAZY FOR YOU: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $27. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.