To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.

FRIDAY, MAY 10

much ado about nothing: 5 p.m., seating begins; 7 p.m., show, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Production by the NOLA project and NOMA. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food and drinks allowed. $18, general admission; $10, NOMA members, university students, children ages 7 to 17. http://noma.org.

welcoming the 14th dalai lama and celebrating tibetan culture: 6:30 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center: 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Free. (504) 569-9070.

Sippin’ in Seersucker: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., The Shops at Canal Place, Decatur Street, New Orleans. Hosted by the Shops at Canal Place, the event benefits the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Partygoers will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and libations, shopping specials, entertainment and raffles. Seersucker ensemble contest. Call (504) 539-9613 or email sstrachan@ogdenmuseum.org.

Throwing Shade on Skin Cancer — A Benefit for Kara Morgan: 6 p.m., NOLA Brewing, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Music, burlesque, beer and liquor (included in the cost of the ticket), silent auction, raffle, parasol decorating, food trucks and more. Event is only for those 21 and older. http://www.nolabrewing.com.

The Purple Tie Gala, A 50th Anniversary Celebration: 7 p.m., The Crystal Palace Ballroom, 1725 Gretna Blvd., Harvey. The celebration takes place along with the Gardner C. Taylor Distinguished Preaching Series. http://www.eventbrite.com.

The Little Mermaid Jr.: 7:30 p.m., St. Philip Neri Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Performance by St. Philip Neri’s Drama Program. $4-$10. (504) 887-5600, ext. 82.

driving miss daisy: 7:30 p.m., Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Performance by Jefferson Performing Arts Society. $27, adults; $20, students; $15, children 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org.

Sugar Art and Fashion Show Does New Orleans: 8 p.m., Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Mad Girl Productions’ Sugar Art and Fashion Show is a night of collective artistry supporting emerging and underground talent, gathering different genres of artists from music, fashion, photography, fine and graffiti art into one venue in an innovative and nontraditional manner. $15, advance; $20, door; $75, VIP. http://www.sugarartandfashionshow.com.

chapter two: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $15, adults; $10, students. (985) 893-1671.

showboat: 8 p.m., Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. (985) 641-0324.

GYPSY: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $30-$35. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

wicked: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by Roy Blaum, fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.

PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Art, crafts, vintage and flea market items, food. Live music by Bad Penny Pleasuremakers. Free. (504) 269-3982.

Children’s World’s Fair: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., New Orleans. A cultural fest designed specifically for families and children ages 4-14. International exhibition of crafts, food, music, hands-on projects, literature and more. $20, general admission; $16, members (advance only). (504) 266-2415 or http://www.lcm.org.

A Studio in the Woods Presents Forestival 2013: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., A Studio in the Woods, 13401 River Road, New Orleans. A celebration of art and nature. Live music, food, artistic demonstrations and more. $5 suggested donation. http://www.astudiointhewoods.org or (504) 392-5359.

MENTORFEST: 11 a.m., Lawrence Square, Magazine Street and Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans. Sponsored by the New Orleans Kids Partnership. Crawfish, beer, cold drinks, door prizes, 610 Stompers plus Hot 8 Brass Band, TBC Brass Band and The Roots of Music, courtesy of The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation. (504) 899-0820 or http://www.nokp.org.

awards reception: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Garden District Gallery, 1332 Washington Ave., New Orleans. Awards reception for Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibition, on display through Saturday, May 25. (504) 891-3032.

wicked: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

much ado about nothing: 5 p.m., seating begins; 7 p.m., show, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Production by the NOLA project and NOMA. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food and drinks allowed. $18, general admission; $10, NOMA members, university students, children ages 7 to 17. http://noma.org.

hope on deck: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center: 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Food, drinks, live entertainment, raffles. Presented by the Junior Board of Boys Hope Girls Hope. $25; half off for anyone who is a full time volunteer. http://www.boyshopegirlshope.org or email youthleadershipboard@gmail.com.

swing in the pines: 6 p.m., Bogue Falaya Park, Covington. Concert by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Chairs, blankets and picnic baskets permitted. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected for the Covington Food Bank. (985) 892-1873.

opening reception for Joel Pickford — Photographs of Southern Louisiana: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Octavia Art Gallery, 4532 Magazine St., New Orleans. A series of black and white photographs by Joel Pickford. http://www.octaviaartgallery.com.

opening reception: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., The Foundation: 608 Julia St., New Orleans. Opening reception for exhibition of works by Zhang Chongguang on view May 11-July 6. http://www.foundationgallerynola.com or (504) 568-0955.

Spring Dance Concert: 7 p.m., NOCCA-New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. http://www.nocca.com.

The Little Mermaid Jr: 7:30 p.m., St. Philip Neri Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Performance by St. Philip Neri’s Drama Program. $4-$10. (504) 887-5600, ext. 82.

driving miss daisy: 7:30 p.m., Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Performance by Jefferson Performing Arts Society. $27, adults; $20, students; $15, children 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org.

showboat: 8 p.m., Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. (985) 641-0324.

GYPSY: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $30-$35. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

chapter two: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $15, adults; $10, students. (985) 893-1671.

SUNDAY, MAY 12

salvage sunday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fatoush Restaurant, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Artists bring discarded materials back to life. See artists and craftspeople while enjoying an exotic belly dancing brunch. For more information, email info@spuncrossroads.com.

Mother’s Day Brunch: 10 a.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel New Orleans-Airport, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner. $59, adults; $19, children under 10, plus tax and gratuity. (504) 463-7017 or jane.kelley@interstatehotels.com.

mother’s day jazz brunch: 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Steamboat Natchez, Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River, New Orleans. $56.50, adults; $25, children ages 6-12; $10, children 5 and younger. (504) 569-1401.

wicked: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

showboat: 2 p.m. Sunday, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. (985) 641-0324.

GYPSY:2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $30-$35. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

driving miss daisy: 3 p.m., Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Performance by Jefferson Performing Arts Society. $27, adults; $20, students; $15, children 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org.

MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT: 3 p.m., Roussel Hall, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Performance by the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras. http://gnoyomothersday.eventbrite.com.

GARDEN PARTY: 4 p.m. gates open, City Park, New Orleans. Outdoor concert featuring Amanda Shaw and Paul Soniat. No outside food or drink.

The Little Mermaid Jr.: 6 p.m., St. Philip Neri Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Performance by St. Philip Neri’s Drama Program. $4-$10. (504) 887-5600, ext. 82.

MONDAY, MAY 13

cabaret open mic: 7:30 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Bring your music (in the correct key) and show us your talent or come and watch the fun. Pay what you can. http://midcitytheatre.wordpress.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 14

dinner with a curator: 6:30 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Curator Tom Czekanski presents “Fighting Fit: Restoring the Collection.” http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

Play/Write 2013: 7 p.m., Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Ten student plays by five theater companies as ashowcase culminating 11 weeks of playwriting classes taught by teaching artists to 110 students in three New Orleans schools. $10. http://www.dillard.edu.

wicked: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

WEDNESDAY, May 15

WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m.-noon, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by the U.S. and Germany in World War II. Free with admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

The Victory Belles present A Salute to Our Heroes: 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The vocal trio’s musical journey salutes the military and homefront heroes in all eras. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

Lunchbox Lecture: noon, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Joey Balfour presents “Battle of Attu/The Aleutians.” http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

Wednesday at the Square: 5 p.m., Lafayette Square on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans. Outdoor concert series featuring Billy Iuso and Restless Natives and N’awlins Johnnys. (504) 585-1500. Free. http://www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.

much ado about nothing: 5 p.m., seating begins; 7 p.m., show, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Production by the NOLA project and NOMA. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food and drinks allowed. $18, general admission; $10, NOMA members, university students, children ages 7 to 17. http://noma.org.

film screening- the ghost army: 6 p.m., Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Reservations required. Free. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

wicked: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

THURSDAY, may 16

thursdays at twilight series: 5 p.m., gates open; 6 p.m., performance begins, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Featuring James Rivers Movement. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark.com.

much ado about nothing: 5 p.m., seating begins; 7 p.m., show, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Production by the NOLA project and NOMA. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food and drinks allowed. $18, general admission; $10, NOMA members, university students, children ages 7 to 17. http://noma.org.

OGDEN AFTER HOURS: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Featuring Ignatius Saxophone Quartet. (504) 539-9600.

author event!: 6 p.m., Lakeshore Branch Library, 1000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. N.S. Patrick will discuss his novel The Mysteries of Jack the Ripper. Free. (504) 889-8143.

  • ext to normal: 7:30 p.m., Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Repertory Theatre.(504) 522-6545.

wicked: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. $50 and up. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

ONGOING

Callan Contemporary: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Systems by James Kennedy, through Saturday, May 25. For more information, contact gallery owner Borislava Callan at (504) 525-0518 or visit the website at http://www.callancontemporary.com.

Contemporary Arts Center: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. A thousand threads by Luba Zygarewicz, through June 2. Beyond “Beasts”: The Art of Court 13, through June 16. Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations, through June 16. After You’ve Been Burned by Hot Soup You Blow in Your Yogurt by Margot Herster, through Aug. 18. (504) 528-3800.

dutch alley artists’ co-op: 912 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Representing 25 local artists working in fabric, glass, clay, photography, collage, painting, jewelry, wood, mixed media and printmaking. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. (504) 412-9220 or http://dutchalleyartistsco-op.com.

GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY: 1332 Washington Ave., New Orleans. Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibition, through Saturday, May 25. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday. (504) 891-3032.

Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. Earth, Sea & Sky, Paintings of the Gulf Coast, works by Christopher Inglis Stebly, Melissa Smith, Susie Ranager, on view through Friday, May 31. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (504) 895-7375 or http://www.jeanbragg.com.

LeMieux Galleries:332 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. (504) 522-5988. Emily Wilson’s Water Garden and recent works by Baton Rouge artist Kathryn Hunter on view through Saturday, May 25.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM-CABILDO: 751 Chartres St., New Orleans.The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb Pottery of New Orleans, major exhibition of Newcomb art pottery, through September. (504) 568-6968 or http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/cabildo.aspx.

M.S. Rau Antiques: 630 Royal St., New Orleans. Impressionism — Influences and Impact, paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. (504) 523-5660 or http://www.rauantiques.com.

The McKenna Museum: 2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Faces of Treme, photographs by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun. (504) 586-7432.

  • ew orleans museum of art: One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans.Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau, through Sunday, May 19. FOREVER mural by Odili Donald Odita, through October.Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art, through June 16. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org

Octavia Art Gallery: 4532 Magazine St., New Orleans. Joel Pickford: Photographs of Southern Louisiana,through Saturday, May 25. http://www.octaviaartgallery.com.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth, Jr. and Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and ’40s, through July 14. When You’re Lost, Everything’s A Sign: Self-Taught Art from The House of Blues, through July 21. Ongoing: Walter Inglis Anderson: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Southern Regionalists from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. http://www.ogdenmuseum.org or (504) 539-9600.