New Orleans area calendar for June 20-26, 2014 _lowres

Photo provided by Cary Alden Public Relations -- Patchwork Players takes to the stage with 'Aladdin' Friday, Tuesday and Thursday at Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts Lagniappe Stage, 325 Minor St., Kenner.

FRIDAY

  • VINO ON THE BAYOU: 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Pitot House, 1440 Moss St., New Orleans. A selection of featured seasonal wines from Pearl Wine Company, small bites from Parkway Bakery & Tavern and music by Lunch Truck Specials. Author Bonnie Warren will be signing copies of her book, “New Orleans Historic Homes.” Proceeds from this event support the Louisiana Landmark Society. $5, members; $10, the general public including two glasses of wine and refreshments. louisianalandmarks.org

SUNSET ON THE LANDING: 6 P.M.-9 P.M., COLUMBIA ST., COVINGTON. FEATURING KRISTEN DIABLE AT 6 P.M. FOLLOWED BY CLIFF HINES. BRING LAWN CHAIRS AND REFRESHMENTS. FREE.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • ‘KNOWN MASS’: 8 p.m., The Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. A collaborative project between New Orleans musicians and dancers, Known Mass is a non-narrative work exploring the dynamics of sound and movement and celebrating gravity. $10-$20. (504) 948-9998 or marignyoperahouse.org
  • ‘FAT PIG’: 8 p.m., Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell. An attractive, career-minded man confronts his views about beauty and success when he falls in love with a heavyset librarian. Tickets start at $20. (985) 640-0333

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • ‘LES MISERABLES’: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Tulane University, New Orleans. (504) 865-5269
  • ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University, Lupin Theater, New Orleans. With the help of new technology, viewers will be led from an elegant but earthbound palace into a magical forest where some of the inhabitants may not be bound by anything at all. $15, students; $20, seniors; $25, general admission. (504) 865-5106
  • ‘THE RAT PACK NOW’ TRIBUTE SHOW: 6 p.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Tribute show recapturing the music, style, comedy and camaraderie of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org
  • ‘SAY AMEN’: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. An act of violence forces a young Christian couple to depend on their faith in God. Continues through June 29. $20, general admission; $18, students and seniors. (504) 862-7529
  • ‘THE FOURPOSTER’ BY JAN DE HARTOG: 7:30 p.m., Allways Theatre, 1030 Marigny, New Orleans. Joel Derby and Julie Roundtree star in this chronicle of a husband and wife from their wedding night in 1890 until they leave the house that has been their home, 35 years later. $15. (504) 758-5590 or brownpapertickets.com

FRIDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

  • ‘ALADDIN’: 11:30 a.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts Lagniappe Stage, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Performance by Patchworks Players. $8, general admission. (504) 461-9475 or RivertownTheaters.com

SATURDAY

  • HISTORIC HOME RESEARCH SEMINAR: 10 a.m., Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Presented by architect Robert J. Cangelosi Jr. of the Tulane School of Architecture. $30. Pre-registration required. (504) 523-3939 or friendsofthecabildo.org
  • GOOD EGGS SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION!: 5 p.m., Good Eggs NOLA, 1746 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Food and drinks, live music, contests and games, family activities. $5, advance; $10, door. Includes one food ticket and one drink ticket plus samples from farmers and foodmakers.
  • BOOK SIGNING: 5:30 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Author and photographer Sally Asher will read from her new book, “Hope and New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names.”

SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY: 6 P.M., THE PERISTYLE, CITY PARK, 1 PALM DRIVE, NEW ORLEANS. ENTERTAINMENT, CHILDREN’S TREATS, FRUIT AND AN AUCTION OF PAINTED RAIN BARRELS.

  • URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS GALA: 7 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Food, drinks, music, contests and games. (504) 561-1234
  • BEER & BOOKS: 7 p.m., Robert E. Smith Library, 6301 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. Authors Jerry Labadie and Argyle Wolf-Knapp will discuss their book “New Orleans Beer: A Hoppy History of Big Easy Brewing” and NOLA Brewing will offer samples of its beers.
  • BOURBON & BURLESQUE 2014: 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. With the Billion Dollar Baby Dolls, Fleur de Tease, and the Storyville Starlettes. Bourbon House Bourbon Society Speakeasy Bourbon Belle Barrel Table will serve high-end bourbons and food by Chef Darin Nesbit will be available. (504) 528-3805 or cacno.org

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • SWAP MEET NOLA: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Margaret’s, 3525 Bienville St., New Orleans. 30 local vendors with items ranging from original artwork, to indigenous plants to handmade organic/vegan soaps, lotions and shampoos. Proceeds help support the Humane Society humane programs around the state. swapmeetnola.com

SUNDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

  • ‘THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)’: 7:30 p.m., Lab Theatre, 18 Newcomb Place, New Orleans. Madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride. $12, student/senior; $15, general admission. (504) 865-5106

MONDAY

  • SAINT JOHN’S EVE: 7 p.m., Magnolia Foot Bridge over Bayou St. John, New Orleans. Island of Salvation Botanica and La Source Ancienne Ounfo present the annual St. John’s Eve Headwashing.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

  • SHORT WORKS BY CASS BRAYTON: 9 p.m., The Shadowbox, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Five short works by San Francisco’s Cass Brayton, Radical Faerie and an original Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. $8-$12. (504) 298-8676 or theshadowboxtheatre.com

WEDNESDAY

  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m.-noon, The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Free with admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288 or nationalww2museum.org
  • VICTORY BELLES’ ‘SPIRIT OF AMERICA’: 11:45 a.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Red, white and blue celebration featuring a potpourri of songs from the Great American Song Book. Includes dining by Chef John Besh and the American Sector restaurant. $40. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

  • RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS BUILT TO AMAZE: 7 p.m., Smoothie King Center, Howard Avenue, New Orleans. smoothiekingcenter.com

ONGOING

  • OTIS HOUSE TOUR AND W.T. JAY SAWMILL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, Fairview-Riverside State Park, 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville. Continues through June 28. Attendees learn about the Jay sawmill community on the Tchefuncte River and the way of life in St. Tammany from 1885-1930. Recently discovered photographs of the era are on display. (985) 792-4652

Compiled by Emily Beck Cogburn