Don’t Miss Events in New Orleans, June 11-17, 2015 _lowres

Photo by Robert Hale -- 'An Evening with CCH Pounder' on Saturday at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans will feature the actress and jewelry artist in a night of readings, a meet-and-greet and jewelry auction.


  • CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Featuring a performance by Aurora Nealand and Royal Roses. $10.


  • “DETROIT”: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Ashe Power House Theatre, 1731 Baronne St., New Orleans. In the first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door. $40.


  • FOUNTAINBLEAU ADVENTURE RACE: Fountainbleau State Park, Mandeville. The second race in the series. Teams will bike on trails, hike, paddle Cane Bayou, and explore highlights the park.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Cooking demonstration by Wildcrafter Smoothie and Juice Bar, Covington, and music by Cat Lane and the Reaper Cheaters. (985) 892-1873 or
  • THE BOTANICAL GARDEN PLANT SALE: 9 a.m., Pelican Greenhouse, City Park, Henry Thomas Drive, New Orleans. Patrons are advised to bring wagons. Free admission. (504) 483-9464
  • KNIT-IN AT THE MUSEUM: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., U.S. Freedom Pavilion, The Boeing Center, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. In celebration of World Wide Knit in Public Day. Light refreshments will be provided. (504) 528-1944 ext. 229
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St. There will be arts, crafts, vintage and flea items for sale, along with live music and food. (504) 505-4113
  • FAMILY DAY ABOARD THE STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ: 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Steamboat Natchez, Mississippi River, by Jackson Brewery, New Orleans. In addition to the standard narrated cruise on the river, there will be live music, appearances by Cinderella and a superhero, a magic show, alligator handlers and face painting. Food will be available for purchase, including a children’s menu. $15, adults; $7.50, ages 6-12; free, 5 years and younger. (504) 586-8777 or
  • AN EVENING WITH CCH POUNDER: 8 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. A meet-and-greet event with the actress known for her work on “NCIS: New Orleans.” Pounder will read from Donald Rawley’s “Slow Dance on the Fault Line,” with music by cellist, vocalist and lyracist Monica McIntyre. There will be an open bar, food and a jewelry raffle for a necklace designed by Pounder. General admission: members, $75; non-members, $100; preferred seating (first three rows): $150; box seats, $200; raffle tickets, $20. (504) 528-3805 or
  • “OPEN A NEW WINDOW - SONGS FOR A NEW CHAPTER”: 8 p.m., Mid-city Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. An evening of tunes from the Great American Songbook and motivational tales of reinvention. $20, general; $25, VIP. (504) 488-1460 or


  • STAGE DOOR IDOL OPEN AUDITION: 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, and 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday, BB’s Stage Door Canteen, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The sixth annual competition will feature performances of the greatest hits of the war years for local celebrity judges. (504) 528-1944 ext. 229


  • 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 July 25.

Martin Lawrence Gallery: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Work by Kerry Hallam, Takashi Murakami, Robert Deyber, René Lalonde, through June 30. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. (504) 299-9055 or

Martine Chaisson Gallery: 727 Camp St., New Orleans. “Pop Up Show 2015,” group exhibition, through July 18.

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,” July 4-May 30, 2016, in the Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery.

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

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. “Jim Roche:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Cultural Mechanic,” through July 6. (504) 539-9650 or

  • 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