New Orleans area for April 1-7, 2016 _lowres

Photo by Joan Marcus -- Randy Harrison as the Emcee in the 2016 National Touring cast of Roundabout Theatre Company?s 'Cabaret.' Performances of the show start April 5 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans.

FRIDAY

  • STORYWALK: Noon, Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Walk the trails while reading an interactive story along the way. northlakenature.org
  • COLUMBIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6:30 p.m., Downtown Covington. Enjoy food, music and a car show. For information, visit covla.com
  • OPENING PARTY FOR ADAM PENDLETON’S “BECOMING IMPERCEPTIBLE”: 8 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Featuring Edna Karr High School drumline, a performance of Steve Reich’s “Clapping Music” by David Reinfurt and Dan Fox, and DJ RQ Away. cacno.org

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • “ORPHEUS DESCENDING”: 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday. University of New Orleans — Robert E. Nims Theatre, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. See Tennesee Williams’ re-imagining of the Orpheus myth. Runs through Sunday. Tickets start at $10. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorsouthernrep.com Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ “THE GLASS MENAGERIE”: 7:30 P.M. ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 3 P.M. ON SUNDAY. LE PETIT THEATRE DU VIEUX CARRE, 616 ST. PETER ST., NEW ORLEANS. ENJOY WILLIAMS’ ELEGIAC MASTERPIECE THAT BROUGHT A RADICAL NEW LYRICISM TO BROADWAY. LEPETITTHEATRE.COM

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. Food demo by Steve and Elizabeth Nuccio and music provided by Pot Luck String Band.
  • “WALK IN THE WOODS,” “MEDICINAL PLANTS WITH DONNA CAIRE,” AND “PLANT I.D. WITH RUE MCNEILL”: 9 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. On a guided hike through the diverse ecosystem, you will discover the many varieties of native plants. northlakenature.org
  • HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. Witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Tickets start at $24.50 and are available at ticketmaster.com.
  • BRIDGE HOUSE/GRACE HOUSE PARADES THE TACKIEST AT COCHON COTILLION 20: 7 p.m., Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. The event features a silent auction, live music from ELS Show Band and local artist John Bukaty. Tickets are $100. Sponsorships begin at $1,500. To purchase a ticket, visit bridgehouse.org/support-us/events/cochon-cotillion/ or call (504) 821-7134.
  • HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Enjoy sleek contemporary ballets by international stars.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

  • SOUTHERN VOICES 8 — DANCE OUT LOUD: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Showcases the best of dance bringing to the stage 16 Companies of varying styles and featuring more than 100 Performing Artists. $25 per showcase, $20 for CAC members/students and $40 for both showcases. cacno.org

MONDAY

  • LGBTQ TALK: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. Authors Felice Picano and James Nolan will discuss writing for the LGBTQ Community.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY

  • “CABARET”: 7:30 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd and to leave their troubles outside. For mature audiences only. Show starts Tuesday and will run through April 10. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorsaengernola.com/home

THURSDAY

  • NORTHSORE CRAWFISH BOIL: 4 p.m., Fidelity Bank, 500 CM Fagan Drive, Hammond. Enjoy delicious boiled crawfish for $10 a tray and live music by the Justin McCain project.

ONGOING

  • AFRICAN DRUMMING WITH LUTHER GRAY: 4 p.m., George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Learn the African drumming tradition in New Orleans. Runs through April 20.
  • ADAM PENDLETON — BECOMING IMPERCEPTIBLE: 11 a.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. The exhibition frames the artist’s oeuvre as a complex dialogue between culture and system. On display through June 16. cacno.org
  • A CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL: New Orleans Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. See dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays created at City Park by a team of 100 artisans and technical staff. Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for children 3 to 12, and free for children under 3. For information, visit cityparkpresentschinalights.com or call (504) 482-4888. Event will run through May 1.
  • “AT HOME AND AT WAR NEW ORLEANS, 1914–1919” EXHIBITION: The Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. This exhibition displays the various sentiments throughout the city with letters, newspapers, film reels and records. Free. Through May 7.
  • “AWASH WITH COLOR — SELDOM-SEEN WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS BY LOUISIANA ARTISTS, 1789–1989”: The Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Features some of the institution’s extensive holdings in watercolors. Free. Through May 21.
  • CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL: New Orleans Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. See dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays. Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. For information, visit cityparkpresentschinalights.com or call (504) 482-4888. Runs through May 1.
  • MARDI GRAS INDIAN BEADWORK WITH CHIEF HOWARD MILLER: 4 p.m., George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Learn how to design and create beadwork patches suitable to be part of a Mardi Gras Indian suit. All beads and other supplies will be provided. Runs through April 20.
  • “MITCHELL LONAS — CONVERGENCE”: 10 a.m., Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Mitchell Lonas explores the phenomenon of murmurations. Runs through April 22.
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African-American Experiences in World War II” will be shown through May 30. nationalww2museum.org
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 539-9650 or ogdenmuseum.org.
  • TEEN ART EXHIBITION — VOICE OF A NEW ERA: 11 a.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. An exploration of culture, identity, politics, and society through the eyes of young people. Runs through May 1. cacno.org
  • TULANE CONTEMPORARY GLASS EXHIBIT: 6 p.m., The St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. View works from professors, graduate students and former students of the glass art program at Tulane. Through Saturday.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones