New Orleans calendar for Sept. 11-17, 2015 _lowres

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Volunteer, Bella Haye shows birthday girl, Emma Hall, 7, of Gulf Shores, African Beetles at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans. The center's Beetlemania kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday.


  • ART AUCTION PREVIEW PARTY: 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Martin Lawrence Gallery, 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Art collectors will get a first peek and have a chance to purchase original paintings, sculptures, serigraphs, etchings and lithographs. Martin Lawrence Gallery invites the public to a preview of paintings and exclusive limited edition works by renowned contemporary artists from their extensive collection.



  • BEETLEMANIA: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., New Orleans. Learn about the fab four hundred thousand species of beetles.


  • “NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION”: 5 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Join us for a two hour walk in the woods and light exercise in the healthy outdoors.


  • GAL HOLIDAY AND THE HONKY TONK REVUE CONCERT: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC), 533 Royal St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10, free for THNOC members, and includes three beverages. Guests must be 21 or older to enter. In the event of rain, visit or call (504) 523-4662 for updates.
  • MARTINI MADNESS: 8 p.m.- 11 p.m., Friends of City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. The evening will feature over 25 specialty martinis, ranging from the classic martini to one-of-a-kind creations. Delectable cuisine from over 20 local restaurants will also be served. Tickets are $50 per person, $45 per person for FOCP members.


  • THE HOUSE OF SHOCK PRESENTS THE RESURRECTION: 319 Butterworth St., Jefferson. Every Friday and Saturday during the month of October, starting Friday, Oct. 2. During Halloween week, the haunted house will be open Sunday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 28 through Saturday, Oct. 31. The House of Shock operates from 8Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color p.m.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color-11 p.m. (closing time subject to change). General admission to the haunted house is $25 and VIP admission is $50, allowing patrons to bypass the line. For Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31, general admission is $30 and VIP admission is $55. Tickets will be available for purchase online at and at the gate at 7Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color p.m. on show days only.


  • 5 PRESS GALLERY: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 5 Press Gallery, 5 Press St., New Orleans. Runs through November 7th. Brandan Odums brings common themes of his murals into a gallery context. In addition to painting, the exhibition will focus on artworks created on the spray cans used for his street art installations.

“BE A NEW ORLEANIAN — A swearing in ceremony”: 8 p.m., Thursdays to Saturdays, through Sept. 26, The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Jim Fitzmorris’ comic ride through what it takes to be a citizen of the Crescent City. (504) 638-6326

  • THE KATRINA DECADE “IMAGES OF AN ALTERED CITY”: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art, 400 Chartres St., New Orleans. The display presents 77 photographs of New Orleans’s ongoing recovery, taken by David G. Spielman, and runs through Jan. 9, 2016.
  • EXHIBITION “IT’S ONLY NATURAL FLORA AND FAUNA IN LOUISIANA DECORATIVE ARTS”: THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, through Nov. 28. Admission is free. Curator-led tours will take place at noon each Tuesday during the run of the exhibition.
  • TEENS FREE ADMISSION TO NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: All teenagers receive free admission to NOMA through the end of the year. Pick up your Teen Pass at the museum’s front desk any time during regular hours.
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER “REVERB PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE”: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. This exhibition runs through Nov. 1 and features local artists exploring the evolution of art and artistic practices in New Orleans and its surrounding region over the last decade. Admission is $8-$10. (504) 528-3805 or
  • THE BOTANICAL GARDEN THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 5 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, New Orleans. Concert series. Gates open at 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $10. Parking is free.
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long” runs through Oct. 11 and is an exhibit of more than 140 documents, maps, objects and photographs from THNOC’s holdings, including several never-before-exhibited items. (504) 523-4662 or
  • LEMIEUX GALLERIES: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. “Suspension,” works by Kathryn Hunter of Baton Rouge, runs through Sept. 12. (504) 522-5682 or

“MARIE ANTOINETTE”: 8 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 20, Nims Black Box Theatre, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Regional premiere of the play about the French royal who was the reality star of her day. Pre-show dinner available at Press Street Station. $20 and up. (504) 302-9117 or

  • MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. (504) 299-9055 or
  • MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY: 727 Camp St., New Orleans. “Knocking from Inside,” by Mallory Page, through Sept. 26.
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II,” through May 30, 2016, in the Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection” runs through Nov. 7. (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,” focuses on artists Helen Clark Warren and John Scheffler, both of whom lived and worked in New York. The exhibit runs through Dec. 4, 2016.

“THE PRODUCERS”: 8 p.m. Fridays to Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; opening Sept. 11 through Sept. 27, 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24; Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The Mel Brooks classic stage and screen musical smash comes to Rivertown under the direction of Ricky Graham to open the playhouse’s season. $36 and up. (504) 461-9475.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones