Avenue Q in Mandeville

Sesame Street is all grown up and has a new address in the naughty, nutty “Avenue Q,” on stage in Mandeville this weekend. The Jefferson Performing Arts Society production comes with a “Parental Discretion Advised” warning. Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the North Star Theatre, 347 Girod St., Mandeville. (504) 885-2000.


The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs the Beethoven Violin Concerto Saturday at First Baptist Church, 5290 Canal Blvd., featuring violinist Ilya Gringolts. Carlos Miguel Prieto directs. Also on the bill: Schumann Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish.” $20. (504)523-6530.


The Tekrema Center for Art and Culture stages “Fufillment of My Fantasy,” featuring a cast of poets and dancers and described by choreographer and African diaspora art scholar Greer Mendy as “both erotic and spiritual.” $35 includes refreshments; call (504) 943-9779 or write tekrema@cox.net. At the Joan Mitchell Center, 2275 Bayou Road, New Orleans. Saturday, 7 p.m.


More than 20 of New Orleans’ most creative designers, hatters, costumers and mask-makers will showcase their one-of-a kind creations at the Healing Center on Sunday. Fatoush, the Healing Center’s on-site restaurant, will be open from brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. during the bazaar. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans.