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

Photo by John Barrois -- The cast of Rivertown Theaters' 'Peter Pan' includes, from left, Smee (Gary Rucker), Starkey (Ian Morel), Tiger Lily (Gabrielle Edgerson), Wendy (Christian Tarzetti) and Peter Pan (Ross Quinn). The show runs through Sunday, July 26, in Kenner.

FRIDAY

  • KUUMBA INSTITUTE SUMMER CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAM: 3:30 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. (504) 569-9070

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 26

  • “PETER PAN”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 23; and 2 p.m. Sunday and July 25-26, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $37, adults; $35, seniors; $32, students/active military. (504) 461-9475, (504) 468-7221 or www.RivertownTheaters.com

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Cooking demonstration by Vendor Tasting Market and music by Jerry Hess. (985) 892-1873 or covingtonfarmersmarket.org

THE OPERA PESTO PROJECT: 7:30 P.M., RECITAL HALL, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS LAKEFRONT CAMPUS. A NEW FANGLED OPERA PRODUCTION. $12, GENERAL ADMISSION; $7, STUDENTS; $18, VIP SEATING. TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR AND AT WWW.NEWFANGLEDOPERA.ORG

SUNDAY AND JULY 26

  • MUCK DYNASTY: 7 p.m., Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. A satirical romp through the landscape of New Orleans and Louisiana politics in music and comedy performed by Phil Melancon and Chris Champagne. $15. (504) 202-0986

TUESDAY

  • TEATRO SIN FRONTERAS: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. A series of Six Movable Feasts to engage the community at large with interdisciplinary theater events, music, and food to celebrate the contributions of Latinas/Latinos to the post-Katrina rebirth of New Orleans in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the storm. (504) 232-2968 or www.torrestama.com.

WEDNESDAY

  • LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. “The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era,” written by Michael A. Ross. Free and open to the public.

ONGOING

  • THE BOTANICAL GARDEN THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT: 5 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, New Orleans. Concert series. Gates open, 5 p.m.; music, 6 p.m. $10; parking, free.

Carol Robinson Gallery: 840 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, (504) 895-6130. “Summer Group Exhibition,” work by Cathy Hegman, Bernard Mattox, Beverly Dennis and other gallery artists, through Tuesday, July 28. carolerobinsongallery.com

  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “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. Through Oct. 11. (504) 523-4662

LeMieux Galleries: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Group exhibition, through Saturday, July 25. (504) 522-5682 or lemieuxgalleries.com

Louisiana’s Great Outdoors Kids Summer Series 2015: 10 a.m.-noon Fridays until Aug. 14, Botanical Garden, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Topics and activities will include uncovering the insect world, exploring native animals and food webs, learning about the importance of coastal wetlands, gardening, creating homemade snacks, doing arts and crafts, playing games and more. Kids can take one class or sign up for more than one. To register, or for more information, contact Lindsay at nobgeducation@nocp.org or (504) 483-9470.

Martin Lawrence Gallery: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. (504) 299-9055 or martinlawrence.com

Martine Chaisson Gallery: 727 Camp St., New Orleans. “Pop Up Show 2015,” group exhibition, through Saturday. martinechaissongallery.com

National World War II Museum: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color African American Experiences in World War II,” Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorthrough May 30, 2016, in the Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery. nationalww2museum.org

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. “Ten Years Gone,” a Hurricane Katrina exhibit featuring work by six contemporary artists exploring the four themes of the show — the passage of time, memory, loss and transformation. Through Sept. 7. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color$10, adults; $8, seniors; $6, children (7-17); free, children under 6 (all times) and for Louisiana residents (with ID) on Wednesdays. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color(504) 658-4100 or noma.org

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection,” through Nov. 7. “Tina Freeman:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Artist Spaces,” through Sept. 6. (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 Whitney Christy