New Orleans area calendar for May 8-14, 2015 _lowres

Photo by Beatriz Schiller -- Limon Dance Company marks its 70th anniversary with a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday at Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans.


  • WETLANDS ART TOUR: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, various locations, New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish. The event brings together more than 100 artists, performers, scientists, and activists who are working on issues related to coastal land loss and wetlands restoration. It will feature art, sculpture, film, photography, dance, music, poetry, interactive discussion, bike rides and kayaking.


  • “BOUDIN - THE NEW ORLEANS MUSIC PROJECT”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Ashe Power House Theatre, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. A collaborative theater, music and visual element project curated by Sean Daniels and Aimee Hayes. $40. (504) 522-6545 or


  • “DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS”: Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. A production based on the 1988 film.


  • “ON THE AIR, THE LIVE BROADCAST MUSICAL”: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. brunch, 1 p.m. show Sundays, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. (504) 528-1943 or


  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Cooking demo by Jubilee Farm. Music by Sweet Jones. (985) 892-1873 or
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. There will be arts, crafts, a flea market, food and live music. The market will also be part of the Wetlands Art Tour. (504) 269-3982
  • SWING IN THE PINES: 6 p.m., Bogue Falaya Park, Covington. A free outdoor concert by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Rain date: Sunday.
  • LIMON DANCE COMPANY 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. The show will include classics, as well as the revival of what is commonly considered one of founder Jose Limon’s greatest masterworks, Miss Brevis, which he created in 1958 following a post-WWII visit to Europe. $24-up. (504) 522-0996 or


  • MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION: 10 a.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Audubon Nature Institute members and all mothers get in free for the full day of food, music and family activities. Live music begins on the Capital One Stage at 11 a.m. and will feature a perfomance by Irma Thomas and her band The Professionals. Zoo admission.
  • GARDEN PARTY: 5 p.m., Botanical Gardens at City Park, 101 Victory Ave., New Orleans. Featuring a performance by Tonya Boyd-Cannon. Free, but donations accepted.


  • KUNDALINI YOGA: 1 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. An active form of mediatation led by Sally Dunn. $5 or free to members. (985) 626-1238


  • NATURE WALK AND TIVITATION: 5:30 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. A two-hour walk. (985) 626-1238
  • OPENING RECEPTION: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., THNOC’s Williams Gallery, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. “From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long,” featuring selections from exhibition sponsor Kingfish Kitchen and Cocktails. Free. (504) 523-4662 or


  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. “‘EN MAS’ - Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean,” exhibit exploring the influences of Carnival on contemporary performance practices in the Caribbean, North America and Europe; and “Radcliffe Bailey:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Recent Works,” both through June 7.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color “Here’s To,” a teen arts exhibit, through May 31. Admission: $8-$10. (504) 528-3805 or
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long,” an exhibit of more than 140 documents, maps, objects and photographs from THNOC’s holdings, including several new, never before exhibited items. Through Oct. 11. (504) 523-4662

LeMieux Galleries: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. “Mystery of Memory,” Carolyn McAdams’ oil on panel miniature paintings of surrealist landscapes, through May 30. (504) 522-5682 or

  • MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY: 727 Camp St., New Orleans. “Happy Dogs” by JT Blatty, an exhibition of 20 metal prints of night landscapes illuminated by the moving lights of happy, playing dogs. 10 percent of sales to benefit Animal Rescue New Orleans. Through May 30.
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “From Barbed Wire to Battlefields, Japanese American Experiences in WWII” exhibit. “Manufacturing Victory - The Arsenal of Democracy.” The exhibit examines how the unprecedented drive of great leaders and industry brought America out of the Great Depression and united citizens on the homefront. Through May 31.
  • NEWCOMB ART GALLERY: Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans. “Degas: The Private Impressionist,” through May 24, closed Mondays. (504) 865-5328 or Free admission.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Mark Steinmetz: South,” through Sunday. (504) 539-9650 or
  • THE PRESBYTERE: 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: Two Carnival Artists,” an exhibition focusing on artists Helen Clark Warren and John Scheffler, both of whom lived and worked in New York, but were a generation apart. Through Dec. 4, 2016.
  • Compiled by Leslie D. Rose