- ROCKIN’ THE RAILS: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St. Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue play the free outdoor concert. For information, call (985) 892-1873 or visit www.covla.com.
TIM LAUGHLIN TRIO AT COPA: 8 P.M. TO 10 P.M. FRIDAY, COVINGTON PERFORMING ARTS, 201 N. COLUMBIA ST. THE FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB AT COPA PRESENTS THE TIM LAUGHLIN TRIO WITH LAUGHLIN ON CLARINET, PLUS HAL SMITH AND DAVID BODDINGHAUS. THE EVENT INCLUDES A MEET-AND-GREET WITH THE ARTISTS. TICKETS, $25. FOR INFORMATION, CALL (985) 727-4638 OR VISIT WWW.CENTEROFPERFORMINGARTS.NET.
- LIONS CLUB CAR & BIKE SHOW: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire. The Seventh Annual Covington Lions Club Car and Bike Show will benefit the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation and Handicapped Children’s Camp. Awards for top 10 pre-1975 vehicles, plus Best of Show and Mayor’s Award. Registration is $25. Free to the public. Rain date is April 25. For information, call Lee Roy Jenkins, (985) 966-3786 or email email@example.com.
- OLD FEED STORE MUSIC SERIES: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Marsonlan’s Feed and Seed Store, 316 E. Gibson St. Last Chance Bluegrass Band plays a free concert, followed by an open jam.
‘9-5’ AUDITIONS: 2 P.M. TO 4 P.M. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, PLAYMAKERS THEATER, 19106 PLAYMAKERS ROAD, COVINGTON. AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD TO FILL THE ROLES OF FIVE WOMEN AND ONE MAN IN THE MUSICAL “9-5,” WITH MUSIC AND LYRICS BY DOLLY PARTON. THE SHOW WILL RUN WEEKENDS JULY 10-26. THOSE AUDITIONING SHOULD PREPARE 15 BARS OF MUSIC TO SING AND SHOULD BE PREPARED TO READ SCRIPT. FOR INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.PLAYMAKERSINC.COM.
SPRING FOR ART: 6 P.M. TO 9 P.M. SATURDAY, DOWNTOWN COVINGTON. SHOPS, GALLERIES AND RESTAURANTS PRESENT SPRING FOR ART WHICH FEATURES LIVE MUSIC INDOORS AND OUT THROUGHOUT THE WALKABLE, HISTORIC ST. JOHN DISTRICT AND NEW WORK BY DOZENS OF ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST AT PARTICIPATING GALLERIES AND SHOPS. THERE WILL BE ART DEMONSTRATIONS AND AN OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREENING, COUTURE AND FINE GIFTS, A MIXOLOGISTS’ COCKTAIL CONTEST, AND CUISINE AT DINING ESTABLISHMENTS THROUGHOUT COVINGTON. SPRING FOR ART IS HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE THIRD NIGHT OF THE ANNUAL A TASTE OF COVINGTON WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL. WALKING MAPS WITH A SCHEDULE OF PERFORMERS AND ARTISTS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.STTAMMANYARTASSOCIATION.ORG; CALL (985) 892-8650 OR EMAIL INFO@STTAMMANYARTASSOCIATION.ORG.
- CONVERGING STATES: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday through April 27, Atrium Gallery at Christwood, 100 Christwood Blvd. “Converging States: Paintings by Linda Dautreuil” is a collection of paintings selected from several series that are both abstract in her approach to composition, form, and line and figurative in referencing non-linear stories.
- WOMEN’S CENTER GALA: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St. Chef Nancy Berg will prepare dinner and the Jemini Venture string band will perform during the “Evening of Country Elegance” fundraiser for the Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation. Tickets, $45, are available at www.womenscentergala.ticketleap.com or call Renee Hall at (985) 966-5251.
- MANDEVILLE LIVE: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St. Enjoy the band Mojeaux at the free outdoor concert. Gates open at 6 p.m. No outside food or drinks. Restaurant partners and the city of Mandeville will provide food and drinks. Call (985) 624-3147.
- SUMMER MUSICAL AUDITIONS: 3 p.m. Sunday, 30 by Ninety Theater, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville. “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” will be directed by Jason Leader, with musical direction by Thomas Braud, and will run June 12-28. There are roles for five women and two men. Those auditioning must prepare one show tune and one country music selection. To register for auditions, email Leader at 30byNinety@gmail.com.
FESTIVAL OF HOMES: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ST. TAMMANY WEST WILL BE THE BENEFICIARY OF THE LAKESIDE VILLAGE COTTAGES FESTIVAL OF HOMES FROM 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M., APRIL 16-19. PARTICIPANTS WILL TOUR THREE NEW HOMES DECORATED BY LOCAL INTERIOR DESIGNERS GEORGIAN FURNISHING AND BERGER HOME, ST. ROMAIN INTERIORS AND THE FRENCH MIX INTERIOR DESIGN. THE MAIN OFFICE OF LAKESIDE VILLAGE IS AT 1 SANCTUARY BLVD., MANDEVILLE. TICKETS ARE $20 AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT HABITATSTW.ORG/DONATE/LSVCOTTAGES.
- MADISONVILLE ART MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Water Street. The monthly Madisonville Arts and Craft Market along the Tchefuncte River features fine arts and crafts from local artists including painting, mixed media, photography, jewelry, wood carving, sculpture and stained glass. For information, call (985) 502-4774.
- ‘GOING TO THE CHAPEL’: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through April 18, Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The 1960s musical tells the story of Betty and her bridesmaids a week before the big day and is suitable for all ages. Tickets range in price from $22 to $25 for adults, and are $16.50 for children. They may be purchased by visiting www.cuttingedgetheater.com or calling (985) 649-3727.
- BAYOU JAM: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sunday, Heritage Park, Bayou Lane. The Band of Brothers plays a free concert in the park. They play classic rock, blues, southern rock, and great New Orleans’ classics. Originally from New Orleans, the band now lives in St. Tammany Parish. They play on both the north and south shores and at local festivals such as the Slidell Crawfish Cook off, Mayor Drennan’s Wild Game Cook-off, and the Pirogue Races.
‘CURTAIN CALL’ OPENING: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, OFFstage Gallery at Slidell Little Theater, 2024 Nellie Drive. The Olde Towne Arts Center’s opening reception for the “Curtain Call” invitational art exhibition at the OFFstage Gallery. On display through May 22, the exhibit allows a final look at the works by the more than 22 artists who have exhibited with OTAC at OFFstage Gallery throughout the course of the community theatre’s 2014-15 season. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ‘STRONG YET FRIENDLY’: Through April, Cutting Edge Center for the Arts, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The Rough Edges gallery at CECA presents a display of art by Jean Flint. For information, visit www.cecaslidell.com or call (985) 649-3727 or (504) 579-2474.
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