Don’t Miss Events in New Orleans for May 8-14, 2014 _lowres

DO NOT RUN DO NOT RUN DO NOT RUN Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Members of the Cajun Invasion toss carnations into the river during a special ceremony honoring cancer survivors and victims Saturday, May 11, 2013, during the fourth annual Walgreens Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC./GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT/225/10/12/IN REGISTER/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/ MANDATORY CREDIT: SCOTT THRELKELD / THE ADVOCATE

John Prine with Brandy Clark

Folk singer-songwriter John Prine, author of sardonic and tender classics like “Sam Stone,” “Illegal Smile,” “Angel from Montgomery” and “Paradise,” performs. Brandy Clark is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter whose first album, “12 Stories,” was recently released. Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, at the Civic Theater, 510 O’Keefe Ave., New Orleans. Tickets start at $65. (504) 272-0865 or

Dragon Boat Festival

Teams of paddlers race colorful boats, whose designs originate in China. Arts and crafts, food vendors, demonstrations and awards are also featured. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville. Teams raise money for charity.

‘Marry Me, a Little’

Promethean Theatre Co. presents an evening featuring the work of composer Stephen Sondheim, telling a tale of love, loneliness and survival as a single young person living in contemporary New Orleans. Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, and continues Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 18. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Tickets start at $25. Call (504) 488-1460 or