New Orleans calendar for Sept. 4-10, 2015 _lowres

Advocate file photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Rock and Roll pioneer Fats Domino and producer Dave Bartholomew are being honored in the theatrical production, 'Walking to New Orleans,' now running at the Carver Theater in New Orleans.


  • FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Live music and the latest art on display. $10, adults; $8, seniors; $6, children; free for members. (504) 658-4100, (504) 483-9470 or


  • “ONCE ON THIS ISLAND”: 8 p.m., Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert St., Slidell. Experience a musical blend of Hans Christian Andersen and William Shakespeare with a bit of ancient Greece thrown in for good measure. $22 and up. (985) 649-3727.


  • “MARY POPPINS”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. The Walt Disney version of P.L. Travers’ book comes to musical life onstage, with chalk pavement pictures, dancing chimney sweeps and the magical governess. $25, $15 youth. (985) 641-0324.
  • “FENCES”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 27, Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. August Wilson’s memorable look into the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League home run king now a garbage collector. $20, $18 students/seniors. (504) 862-7529.


  • “WALKING TO NEW ORLEANS”: 9:30 p.m., Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. Theatrical production honoring Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew. $15-$60.


  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 9:30 a.m., 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. This weekend’s market includes a food demo by Isabella’s Pizzeria and music by Cassie Krebs. (985) 892-1873 or
  • MURDER MYSTERY DINNER SHOW: 6:30 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie. Benefit for Deutches Haus “Murder at the Masquerade” with diners active in participation event. Formal attire. $35 members, $40 in advance, $50 door. (504) 522-8014.
  • “NO DEAD ARTISTS”: 6 p.m. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 Julia St., New Orleans. An international juried exhibition of 12 contemporary artists. Works will be on display through Sept. 26. (504) 522-5471.


  • 25 YEARS OF FIN-TASTIC MEMORIES: 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. Giveaways, discounts, second-lines, mermaids and games are just a part of the quarter-century celebration of the aquarium. (504) 565-3033.


  • ROCK, RIDE & RESCUE: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Rock ’N’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Benefit for Louisiana SPCA with music, auction, raffles, backsale, bowling and cash bar. $10 (504) 453-3048.


  • “THE PRODUCERS”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 11-27, and 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, under the direction of Ricky Graham, will open the playhouse’s season. $36 and up. (504) 461-9475 or


  • “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. A gala opening night includes pre-show performances and after-party. $20, $40 gala; (504) 638-6326.

Summer Quarter Horse Meet: 12:40 p.m., 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Runs to Sept. 5th. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will present the night racing program.

  • 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 to 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, 5 p.m.; music, 6 p.m. $10; parking, 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.

  • MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Paintings, etchings and linocuts by 20th-century masters, including Warhol, Picasso, and Erte. 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.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Cir., City Park, New Orleans. “Ten Years Gone,” a Hurricane Katrina exhibit featuring work by six contemporary artists exploring time, memory, loss and transformation, runs through Sept. 7. $10, adults; $8, seniors; $6, children (7-17); free for children under 6 (all times) and for Louisiana residents (with ID) on Wednesdays. (504) 658-4100 or
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection” runs through Nov. 7. “Tina Freeman: Artist Spaces,” runs through Sept. 6. (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,” focusing 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