- NORTHSHORE CAJUN DANCE: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St. Jay Cormier plays the Northshore Cajun Dancers Club’s monthly dance. Lessons at 7 p.m., and dance begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $7 for members and $9 for others. Visit www.northshore cajundancers.com.
- JAZZ’N THE VINES: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Pontchartrain Vineyards, 81250 La. 1082. Benny Grunch and the Bunch make up their rained-out concert in the vineyard. Gates open at 5 p.m. Local food trucks will be on-site. Bring chairs, bug spray and a flashlight. Admission is $10, and youth 17 and younger enter free. Visit pontchartrain vineyards.com.
- SUMMER THIRD SUNDAY CONCERT: 5 p.m. Sunday, July 19, in the atrium at Christwood Retirement Community, 100 Christwood Blvd. The Bayou Liberty Jazz Combo will present a free, hourlong performance that is open to the public, including a mix of New Orleans standards, ballads and some original tunes. The performers are Rory Duffour on clarinet, sax, and vocals; Errol Quave on piano and vocals; Lu Quave on drums; and Bob Tasso on bass and vocals.
- PLAYMAKERS ‘9-5’: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 10-26, Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Opening night on Friday will feature complimentary sparkling wine and treats; female artists’ work will be displayed and available for sale, and there will be a raffle. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and are available by calling (985) 893-1671 or visiting www.playmakersinc.com.
- TIN MEN AT COPA: 8 p.m. Friday, Covington Performing Arts, 201 N. Columbia St. The Friday Night Music Club at COPA presents the Tin Men, Alex McMurray, Washboard Chaz and Jason Jurzak, who will have just returned from the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland. A portion of ticket price will aid the Covington Police Department and the Wade Sharp Memorial Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. The event includes a meet-and-greet with the singers. Tickets, $25. For information, call (985) 727-4638 or visit www.centerof performingarts.net
- ATRIUM GALLERY: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. opening Saturday at Christwood, 100 Christwood Blvd. “Images From Paradise,” drawings by Madeleine Faust, will be on exhibit through Aug. 29 in the Atrium Gallery at Christwood. Images From Paradise is an exhibit of drawings that Faust created on St. Helene, an island near Honduras, as a pictorial memoir of an interlude on the tropical island. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- VILLAGE CHURCH SUMMER CAMP: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13-17, followed by a dress rehearsal at 1 p.m. and a performance at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, The Village Church Lutheran, 29180 U.S. 190. A theater summer camp for children ages 7-16 will include a luncheon performance at noon Sunday, July 19. Cost is $60, $35 for additional siblings, which includes daily snacks, camp T-shirt, script and music. Campers must bring a bag lunch each day. To register, call camp director Karen Hoyt at (985) 882-5727 or email assistant Kathy Capace at kca email@example.com.
- LACOMBE ART GUILD: 6:30 p.m. meet, greet and eat, and 7 p.m. business meeting, Tuesday, July 21, Lacombe VFW, 28000 Main St. The monthly meeting will include a demonstration of the use of oils to paint flowers at 7:30 p.m. by Ferris Hotard.
- ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday along Water Street on the Tchefuncte River. The monthly Art Market features fine arts and crafts from local artist including painting, mixed media, photography, jewelry, wood carving, sculpture, stained and fused glass, handmade crafts and more. For information, contact Dianne Parks, coordinator, at (985) 502-4774.
- HISTORIC IMAGES: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Otis House Museum, Fairview-Riverside State Park, 119 Fairview Drive. The Otis House was built about 1885 as a home for the family of sawmill owner William Theodore Jay. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorDigitally reproduced photographs on display at the house illustrate the extensive Jay sawmill along the Tchefuncte River, Dummy Line Railroad locomotives, watercraft and numerous Jay family photographs. Tours are on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with no tour at noon. The program is free with Otis House admission of $4 per person for adults, with children 12 and younger or seniors 62 and older admitted free of charge. For information, call (985) 792-4652.
- MANDEVILLE BINGO: The Mandeville New Image Senior Club has a bingo game from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Friday at 3090 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, across from Mandeville City Hall. The group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the same location. For information, call (504) 442-1644.
- 30 BY NINETY THEATRE: Weeklong “Summer on Stage” theater camps, 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St. Tuition ranges from $145 to $195, with discounts for more than one camp session. Camps include: Magical Musical Camp, for ages 8-12, from 8 a.m. to noon July 13-17; Broadway Bound, for ages 13-17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20-24; and Beginning Bards: Shakespeare for Kids, for ages 8-12, from 8 a.m. to noon July 27-31. To register, visit 30 by Ninety on Facebook, email 30byNinety@gmail.com or call (844) THE-3090.
- 30 BY NINETY THEATRE: Auditions for “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 17, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St. Roles are available for three men and three women, all ages 20-30, and for four ensemble members, from their late teens to age 30. The show will run Sept. 12-27. To register for auditions, send email to 30byNinety@gmail.com.
- SUMMER YATS: Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive. Summer theater is in full swing with performances by the Young Actors Theatre, as follows: YAT Juniors presents ‘Hang Ten,’ at 7 p.m. July 9 and 11 and 2 p.m. July 12; YAT Young Seniors present ‘Pirates of Penzance’ at 7 p.m. July 10, 2 p.m. July 11 and 7 p.m. July 12; and YAT Seniors present ‘Grease’ at 7 p.m. July 16, 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. July 19. Assistant Stage Manager is Nina Liverett; playing Anna Romano is Samantha Harkins; Joey, Gabriel Stubbs; Gary, Cameron Oliver; Ricky, Andrew Bourgeois; Maria, Ruby Mae Exposito; Gina, Shelbi Pyatt; Nicola, Hannah Joseph; Brenda, Madeline Gilley; Judy, Lydia Pucheu; Carol, Kacie Edson; Luigi Barone, Jake Blalock; Eddie Hayes- Riley Leger; Beverly, Sydney Leger; June, Maria Elena Condatore; Trudy, Juleea Berthelot; Sabrina Smart- Grace Tran; G.G. Glibb, Joshua Mounsey; Connie/Voice of Rosa, Celeste Andrews; Sadie Slade, Morgan Stinson; Betsy Crocker, Madalyn Roberson; Frankie (Frank) Floyd Wright, Alex Don de’Ville; Officer Willie, Aidan Grose; Jamie (Jeeves), Megan Troyani; Linda (another surfer girl), Hannah Diaz; Donna (another surfer girl), Claire Pagano. Tickets are sold at the door. For ticket information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ‘MARY POPPINS’: 6 p.m. Sunday, Slidell High School, 1 Tiger Drive. Slidell Little Theatre auditions for production of “Mary Poppins” that will run Aug. 28-Sept. 13. Those auditioning should bring 16 bars of upbeat Disney Broadway music. Catch-ups and invited callbacks will be at 6 p.m. Monday, and rehearsals will begin at 6 p.m. July 19. For information, visit slidelllittletheatre.blogspot.com.
- OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT: 8:30 p.m. “Despicable Me” at Heritage park, 1070 Bayou Lane. Music from 6 to 8 p.m., concessions available, free admission. For information, visit myslidell.com.
- FREE WRITING SEMINAR: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 11, Galleries de Juneau, 2143 First St. Author and professor Charles Allen Gramlich will share his teachings on “Dreams and Creativity: How to enhance your art through dreaming.” Gramlich is the author of “Write With Fire: Thoughts on the Craft of Writing.” He grew up on a farm in Arkansas but moved to the New Orleans area in 1986 to teach psychology at Xavier University. He’s since published four novels, two nonfiction books, two collections of short stories and a chapbook of vampire haiku.
- PAINTING LAB CAMP: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 16-17, Galleries de Juneau, 2143 First St. “Playing With Shadows” is the theme. Instructor Dolores Crain will work with children in exploring painting with shadows as a means of graphic design. Limited to 10 students, all materials included. Children will bring home a finished canvas, ready to hang. To register, email email@example.com or call (985) 326-8282.
GALLERIES DE JUNEAU: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 2143 First St. Local artists and artisans located in the sales tax-free Olde Towne Slidell Cultural District. Visit juneau gallery.com
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