A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, MAY 19

sunday in the park: noon-3 p.m., Galvez Plaza Stage, North Boulevard. Outdoor concert featuring the Phunky Monkeys. (225) 344-8558.

an afternoon in st. francisville: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, St. Francisville. A walk in a mature beech-magolia woodland setting at the Mary Ann Brown Preserve. Hodge Podge volunteers will be selling plants at St. Mary’s. Sponsored by the Friends of LSU’s Hilltop Arboretum. $20. (225) 767-6916.

Move Over Mrs. Markham: 2 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The final production in Theatre Baton Rouge’s 2012-13 Season of Story and Song. $24; $20, groups of 10 or more; $12, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.theatrebr.org.

documentary screening: 2 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 5th Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Screening of the Louisiana Public Broadcasting film Frame After Frame: The Images of Herman Leonard. LPB producers Tika Laudun and Al Godoy will answer questions after the viewing. In conjunction with the exhibit An Eye on Jazz: Photographs by Herman Leonard. Free.

chapter two: 2 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $15, adults; $10, students. (985) 893-1671.

  • ext to normal: 2 p.m., Freeport-McMoRan Theater, The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Repertory Theatre. (504) 522-6545.

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

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. A Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s production. $30, adults; $27, seniors age 65 and older; $20, students with a valid ID; and $15, children age 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org.

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.

fancy feet dance performance: 6 p.m., Heartsease Family Life Church, 12112 Florida Blvd. Dancing, singing and drama. (225) 202-4352.

art & soul: 6 p.m., patron party; 7 p.m., gala, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Food, drinks, silent auction, music. Attire: jazzy casual. Proceeds benefit NOCCA Institute and the Lupin Foundation. $250, patron tickets; $100, gala tickets. http://www.noccainstitute.com or (504) 940-2900.

MONDAY, may 20

blues and religion discussion and mini-concert: 6:30 p.m., Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway. Presented by the Rev. Jimmie Bratcher and the Rev. John Blewitt. (225) 924-9385.

auditions for children’s show: 6:30 p.m., Eunice Players’ Theatre, 121 S. Second St., Eunice. Children ages 8-14 are needed for The Trial of Goldilocks. Children ages 12-17 also needed for stage manager, lights and sound director and hair and make-up designer positions. (337) 457-2156.

TUESDAY, may 21

Cfa bistros for a cause: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Bistro Byronz, 5412 Government St. Twenty percent of dine in and 10 percent of to-go orders will be donated to the Community Fund for the Arts. Hosted by CFA members Louisiana Sinfonietta, Baton Rouge Gallery, Friends of Magnolia Mound Plantation and Manship Theatre. (225) 344-8558, ext. 234.

artspeak: 7 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Artists and curators discuss “Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations.” Free. (504) 528-3800 or http://www.cacno.org.

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

WEDNESDAY, may 22

trombone performance: noon, Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Hall, 9340 Florida Blvd. Featuring Wayne Morris. Presented by the Chronologically Gifted and Talented. Open to ages 50 and older. Catered lunch, $10. (225) 924-4271.

Wednesday at the Square: 5 p.m., Lafayette Square on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans. Outdoor concert series featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Westbank Mike. (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.

birdfoot chamber music festival: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Featuring young chamber musicians from around the world. (504) 569-9070.

grease: 7 p.m., Carl F. Grant Civic Center, 24700 J Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine. http://www.wearethedifference.org and (225) 687-2029.

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

THURSDAY, may 23

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 Alex McMurry. $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.

ROCK N ROWE THURSDAYS: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Perkins Rowe Courtyard, Bluebonnet at Perkins. With music by After 8. Free.

shout!: 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Performance by New Venture Theatre. $20. (225) 588-7576.

  • 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.

FRIDAY, may 23

shout!: 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Performance by New Venture Theatre. $20. (225) 588-7576.

Driving Miss Daisy: 7:30 p.m., Northstar Theatre, 347 Girod St., Mandeville. A Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s production. $30, adults; $27, seniors age 65 and older; $20, students with a valid ID; and $15, children age 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org

SATURDAY, may 23

shout!: 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Performance by New Venture Theatre. $20. (225) 588-7576.

Driving Miss Daisy: 7:30 p.m., Northstar Theatre, 347 Girod St., Mandeville. A Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s production. $30, adults; $27, seniors age 65 and older; $20, students with a valid ID; and $15, children age 12 and younger. (504) 885-2000 or http://www.jpas.org

News Features staff