New Orleans area calendar for June 17-23, 2016 _lowres

Photo by Ben Carver -- Kyle Woods (Proteus) and Levi Hood (Valentine) are the Two Gentlemen of Verona.

FRIDAY

  • FOLKLIFE FOODWAYS WALK: 1 p.m., French Quarter Visitors Center, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 419 Decatur St., New Orleans. Tour with an emphasis on area cuisine. RSVP required.

FAVORITE FATHERS CELEBRATION: 6 P.M., ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 1712 O. C. HALEY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. ASHÉ AND NEW ORLEANS FATHERHOOD CONSORTIUM SPONSOR EVEN TO SALUTE DADS. $10. ASHECAC.ORG.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • NEW ORLEANS PRIDE: 8 p.m., various locations the French Quarter, New Orleans. Concerts, dances, parade and block parties packed the weekend of celebration for the LGBTQ community. Some events require tickets. prideneworleans.com
  • “THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Lupin Theatre, Tulane University. Enjoy Shakespeare’s rarely produced comedy, directed by Jessica Podewell and featuring Levi Hood and Kyle Woods. $30. neworleansshakespeare.org
  • “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave. Summer Lyric opens season with Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s classic story of the Biblical trials and triumphs of Joseph. $26 and up. (504) 865-5269. summerlyric.tulane.edu
  • “SHREK JR. THE MUSICAL”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, also 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Rivertown Theatres for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Based on the DreamWorks animated film, the ogre and company turn fairy tales on their heads in this show. $15. (504) 461-9475. rivertowntheaters.com

SATURDAY

  • LOUISIANA BICYCLE FESTIVAL: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Abita Springs historic district. Group bike ride, vendors, food.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. Food demo by Lola Deux and music by The Lucky Dogs.
  • RUBY PRIZE READINGS: 10 a.m., University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Enjoy readings of poetry and forums. Free.
  • PICNIC IN THE PARK: Noon, French Quarter Visitors Center courtyard, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 419 Decatur St., New Orleans. Bring lunch and celebrate National Picnic Day, plus a ranger’s talk about the role of courtyards.
  • BOOK SIGNING: 1 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Laura Cayouette will sign her book, “The Secret of the Other Mother: A Charlotte Reade Mystery.”
  • ASMARINA — VOICES & IMAGES OF A POSTCOLONIAL HERITAGE: 4 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Explores the Eritrean/Ethiopian community present in Italy for at least half a century. Free.

SUNDAY

  • FATHER’S DAY CONCERT AND FAMILY CELEBRATION: 1 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Fathers admitted free, with live music by Fathers and Sons of the New Millennium. audubonnatureinstitute.org
  • USA DANCE: 2 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Lesson taught at 1:30 p.m. $12, $10 members, $5 students. (504) 607-1042 or (504) 258-2220.

WEDNESDAY

  • ST. JOHN’S EVE VOODOO RITUAL: 6 p.m., International House New Orleans, 221 Camp St., New Orleans. Summer solstice celebration in white attire with 150 ceremony started by voodoo queen Marie Laveau. RSVP. ihhotel.com/rituals-and-events/st-john-s-eve

THURSDAY

  • EAT LOCAL DINNER: 7 p.m., Growing Local NOLA Farm Site, 1750 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Meal featuring produce and products from within 200 miles of the plate. $40, $35 Eat Local Challenge participants. squareup.com/store/growing-local-nola

“FEAR DAT NEW ORLEANS” AND “EAT DAT NEW ORLEANS”: 7 P.M., EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY, 4747 W. NAPOLEON AVE., METAIRIE. MICHAEL MURPHY DISCUSSES FOOD AND VOODOO. (504) 889-8143. JPLIBARY.NET

ONGOING

  • “BOOKS/CATALYSTS — A BOOK ARTS SURVEY CURATED BY JON COFFELT”: 6 p.m., The Foundation Gallery, 1109 Royal St., New Orleans. Through June 26.

Dr. Seuss 25th Anniversary Exhibition: 10 a.m., The Striped Hat, 716 Bienville St., New Orleans. A special exhibition traveling North America to artistically highlight the scores of places and eras of Dr. Seuss with his incomparable collection of artwork. Runs through June 26.

John Folsom Coastal Cartography: 10 a.m., Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Enjoy nuanced technique of merging the photographic image with densely layered and excavated oil paints. On display through July 30.

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery: 400A Julia St., New Orleans. Opening of three exhibitions: “Art Hysterical” features six locally-based artists in various media employing references to art history; “Web of Life” features abstract paintings by Richelle Gribble; and “Mother Vision” features photography by Rosemary Scott-Fishburn. All through July. (504) 522-5471 or jonathanferraragallery.com

“Money, Money, Money! Currency Holdings”: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Features more than 200 original objects — including coins, paper currency, printing plates, political cartoons, counterfeit detectors and paintings — that illustrate the history of money in America, with a special focus on Louisiana.

TIFF and Telefilm Canada tour the film series “SEE THE NORTH”: Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Audiences will be treated to a curated selection of Canada’s finest creative talent. Through Aug. 11. zeitgeistnola.org

“Voices of Progress — 20 Women Who Changed New Orleans”: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. The stories of 20 women who helped shaped the city, through photographs, letters, diaries and personal effects. On display through Sept. 11.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones