New Orleans area calendar for April 17-23, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided -- Ron Flagge, Troi Bechet, Lloyd Meekins and Tom Hook bring the glorious days of 1940s radio to life in 'On The Air, The Live Broadcast Musical' at Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Shows run through May 31.

FRIDAY

  • CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road will perform. $10; THNOC member discounts available. (504) 523-4662 or hnoc.org
  • BILLIE HOLIDAY TRIBUTE: 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. New York drag-star Joey Arias will perform. $35-$40; CAC member discounts available. (504) 528-3800 or cacno.org
  • “ON THE AIR, THE LIVE BROADCAST MUSICAL”: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. brunch, 1 p.m. show Sundays, through May 31, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. (504) 528-1943. www.stagedoorcanteen.org

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • HONK, JR.: 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and noon and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Production based on “Honk,” the musical version of the classic tale, “The Ugly Duckling.” $15. (504) 461-9475 or RivertownTheaters.com

SATURDAY

  • 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. Music by Joe Manuel and Friends. (985) 892-1873 or covingtonfarmersmarket.org

“LIFE ON PAPER”: 10 A.M., NORTHLAKE NATURE CENTER, 23135 U.S. 190, MANDEVILLE. A CREATIVE WORKSHOP SERIES FOR CHILDREN, AGES 9-12, WITH MIA KAPLAN. USING A VARIETY OF MATERIALS, THE GROUP WILL VISIT DIFFERENT SITES ALONG THE TRAILS TO EXPERIMENT WITH EACH TECHNIQUE IN THEIR NEW SKETCHBOOKS. FREE, BUT LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. (985) 626-1238 OR RUE@NORTHLAKENATURE.ORG

  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. There will be arts, crafts, a flea market, food and live music. (504) 269-3982
  • LOYOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m., Roussel Performance Hall, Loyola University, New Orleans. Free.
  • “BIG FISH”: 9:30 p.m., New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia film directed by Tim Burton, “Big Fish” centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest. $15.

THURSDAY

  • SCORE FOR UNITY: 3 p.m., Old US Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. A new musical work by local musician and composer Michael Rihner to commemorate the Battle of New Orleans. nps.gov
  • 1970 JAZZ FEST MOVIES: 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Old US Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. The Friends of Cabildo will showcase the Louisiana State Museum’s collection of seven different 16mm film reels from the 1970 Jazz Fest. Dr. Charles Chamberlain will moderate and Band-In-A-Pocket Jazz Trio will perform. $20; member discounts available. (504) 523-3939 or friendsofthecabildo.org
  • “SWAN LAKE”: 7:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Performance by St. Petersburg State Russian Ballet. ticketmaster.com

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; and “Radcliffe Bailey:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Recent Works,” both through June 7.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Admission: $8-$10. (504) 528-3805 or cacno.org/en-mas
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “Recent Acquisitions in Louisiana Art, 2010-2014,” through May 2. “From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long,” an exhibit of more than 140 documents, maps, objects and photographs from THNOC’s holdings, including several new, never before exhibited items. Opens Tuesday, through Oct. 11. (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.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Mark Steinmetz: South,” through May 10. (504) 539-9650 or ogdenmuseum.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