New Orleans area calendar for March 20-26, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Gambel Communications -- Two performances of Unión Tanguera's 'Nuit Blanche' (Sleepless night) are schedule for this weekend at NOCCA in New Orleans.

FRIDAY

  • SWEET ARTS: 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans Annual fundraiser gala. $100. (504) 528-3805 or cacno.org

FRIDAY, SUNDAY

  • “NUIT BLANCHE” (SLEEPLESS NIGHT): 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. NOBA and NOCCA Institute will present the tango production by Union Tanguera. $35-$50. (504) 522-0996 or nobadance.com

FRIDAY-MARCH 28

  • “WHEN YA’ SMILIN’”: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, March 28, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. A 10-year-old child’s recollection of a year living in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Directed by Ricky Graham. $27-$32. (504) 461-9475 or RivertownTheaters.com

FRIDAY-MARCH 29

  • “SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER”: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, March 27, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, Ashe Powerhouse Theater, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. A presentation of the Tennessee Williams play directed by Aimee Hayes. $25. (504) 522-6545 or southernrep.com

FRIDAY-APRIL 5

  • “LOVE ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. Sundays, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A tribute to the legendary country singer, who died in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with Louise Seger, a fan from Houston. Meal and show, and show only options. nationalww2museum.org

SATURDAY

  • GUIDED HIKES: 8 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. “Walk in the Woods” and “Edible Plants” with Donna Caire and “Plant ID History and Culture” with Rod Downie. Reservations required. Free to members; $5 general. (985) 626-1238 or Rue@northlakenature.org

COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 A.M.-NOON, COVINGTON POLICE STATION, 609 N. COLUMBIA ST., COVINGTON. COOKING DEMO BY CHEFS KEITH FRENTZ AND NEALY CRAWFORD-FRENTZ; TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTHE LUCKY DOGSTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR WILL PERFORM. (985) 892-1873 OR COVINGTONFARMERSMARKET.ORG

FISHING DEMONSTRATION: 10 A.M., FAIRVIEW-RVERSIDE STATE PARK, LA. 22, MADISONVILLE. A SITE RANGER WILL LEAD THE DEMONSTRATION ON HOW TO CREATE FRESHWATER FISHING LURES. FREE WITH $2 PARK ADMISSION. (985) 792-4652

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

  • AMSOIL ARENACROSS FEATURING RICKY CARMICHAEL’S ROAD TO SUPERCROSS, “RACE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP”: 7 p.m. Saturday, professional racing; and noon Sunday, amateur racing, Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. $10 and up. (800) 745-3000 or www.Arenacross.com
  • “THE GRAND PARADE”: 7:30 p.m., Double Edge Theatre, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St. $25-$40. (504) 528-3805 or cacno.org

SUNDAY

  • KAYAKING THE BAYOU: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. With Massey’s Professional Outfitter David Woodard. Free to members; $5 general. (985) 626-1238 or Rue@northlakenature.org

TUESDAY

  • CANCER SURVIVORS ROCK THE RUNWAY: 7:20 p.m., Board of Trade, 316 Magazine St., New Orleans. A fashion show to celebrate victories over cancer. younightevents.com

WEDNESDAY

  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. By museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288 or nationalww2museum.org

NEW ORLEANS OPERA ASSOCIATION: 7 P.M., FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON FRENCH QUARTER, 541 BOURBON ST., NEW ORLEANS. “TAKE A GONDOLA RIDE THROUGH ITALY” WITH BON OPERATIT!. $5 VALET PARKING AVAILABLE. (504) 648-2331

ONGOING

  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. “‘EN MAS’ - Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean,” exhibit exploring the influences of Carnival on contemporary performance practices in the Caribbean, North America and Europe. Exhibit runs through June 7. Admission: $8-$10. (504) 528-3805 or cacno.org/en-mas
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “Andrew Jackson: Hero of New Orleans,” through March 29. “Recent Acquisitions in Louisiana Art, 2010-2014,” through May 2. (504) 523-4662

National World War II Museum: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “From Barbed Wire to Battlefields, Japanese American Experiences in WWII” exhibit. “Manufacturing Victory - The Arsenal of Democracy.” The exhibit examines how the unprecedented drive of great leaders and industry brought America out of the Great Depression and united citizens on the homefront. Through May 31. nationalww2museum.org

Newcomb Art Gallery: Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans. “Degas: The Private Impressionist,” through May 24, closed Mondays. (504) 865-5328 or www.newcombartgallery.tulane.edu. Free admission.

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. “Josephine Sacabo:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Salutations,” through April 5. (504) 658-4100 or noma.org

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Mark Steinmetz:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color South,” through May 10. (504) 539-9650 or ogdenmuseum.org

ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION: 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. “The Antiquarian Image,” an exhibit of 19th century photographic processes, through April 4. Free. sttammanyartassociation.org

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,” an exhibition focusing on artists Helen Clark Warren and John Scheffler, both of whom lived and worked in New York, but were a generation apart. Through Dec. 4, 2016.

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose