- “THE ANTIQUARIAN IMAGE” AT STAA: through April 4, St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St. “The Antiquarian Image, An Exhibition of 19th Century Photographic Processes” is an international exhibition of works by 10 photographers. Although digital imagery is now the standard in the 21st century, the photographic image has its roots in the early 19th century and reaches as far back as the Renaissance era with the camera obscura. More advanced printing techniques and processes were developed-ambrotype, tintype, photogravure and albumen, and a few artists have remained dedicated to creating images using such techniques from the dawn of the photographic process. In coordination with the exhibition, STAA has scheduled hands-on workshops that include a Lumen Print Workshop, sponsored with Lost Hills Studio, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Cost, $95, includes supplies. Instructor, Natasha Sanchez. Tintype Print Workshop, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Cost $195, includes supplies. Instructor, David Armentor. Digital SLR Photography Workshop, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Cost, $85, supplies included. Instructor, Zack Smith. For details, visit www.sttammanyart association.org.
- “IMAGES OF DESIRE”: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Friday, Atrium Gallery at Christwood, 100 Christwood Blvd. Paintings by photorealist Lory Lockwood. The brilliant colors and reflective nature of the paintings capture reflection within reflection.
- CALLIGRAPHY 101: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St. An intensive day of lettering for beginners with instructor Roxanne Beard. Cost $85. To register, call (985) 892-8650.
- “THE ODD COUPLE” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10, Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road. Auditions to fill the roles of six women and two men in their 30s and 40s for a female version of “The Odd Couple.” For information, visit www.playmakersinc.com.
- “RUTHLESS” AT CUTTING EDGE: Feb. 27 through March 14 at 767 Robert Blvd. Cutting Edge Theater celebrates a milestone Friday with the grand opening of its new performance space with tiered seating. “Ruthless,” a musical mystery with an evolving show business tale of talented tykes, narcissistic parents and ambition run riot, includes the reunion cast of Brian Fontenot as Sylvia St. Croix, Sara Pagones as Judy Denmark and Sally McKellip as Myrna Thorn, and new cast members Sophia Dick and Carly Buras as Tina Denmark, Miss “Tee” Augustine as Lita Encore, Angie Dick as Eve and Caleb Myers as Louis Lerman. For reservations, call (985) 649-3727 or visit www.cuttingedgetheater.com.
- “DOUBT, A PARABLE” AT SLT: Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. through March 15, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive. Gary Mendoza directs SLT’s production of John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt, a Parable.” Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. For tickets, call (985) 641-0324 or visit www.SlidellLittleTheatre.org.
- NORTHSHORE GUMBO COOK-OFF: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive. $10 for all-you-can eat gumbo and entertainment as teams compete for prizes and benefit SLT’s Next Stage project, the local chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction and Homeless Outreach for Youth in St. Tammany. Young children eat free; ample parking on-site. Call (985) 960-1177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEETHOVEN EMPEROR CONCERTO: 2:30 P.M. SUNDAY, SLIDELL MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, 2056 SECOND ST. THE BEETHOVEN AND BLUE JEANS SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE LPO CONDUCTED BY CHELSEA TIPTON, WITH KUMI MATSUO, PIANO. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES ROSSINI: OVERTURE TO LA GAZZA LADRA; DELIUS: ON HEARING THE FIRST CUCKOO IN SPRING; RAVEL: MOTHER GOOSE SUITE; AND BEETHOVEN: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 5.
- “THE FULL MONTY” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Sunday, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive. Director Scott Sauber brings a story of finding the confidence to do what you never thought you could with the production of ‘The Full Monty.” Auditions are for an ensemble of 12 men (six will bare it all) and 10 women. The show includes one classic Chippendale-type dancer, but the other parts do not require dance experience. Sauber is a former cast member and promises respectful lighting. Preparation of 32 bars of an upbeat theater tune is ideal; an accompanist will be provided. Rehearsals commence March 22, Sundays through Thursdays, 7:30 to 10 p.m. with performances May 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17. For audition details, visit slidelllittle theatre.blogspot.com.
A SHOW FOR JO: SLIDELL LIBRARY, 555 ROBERT BLVD. THE SLIDELL TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLID$ID/NOTHINGTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR$ID/NOTHINGTEXT COLORTEXT COLORART LEAGUE HAS AN OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS TO SUBMIT ARTWORK FOR THE NEXT SHOW MARCH 6-27 TITLED “A SHOW FOR JO, “IRIS”TIBLE ART.” TAKE-IN FOR ALL ORIGINAL ARTWORK IS NOON TO 6 P.M. WEDNESDAY AT THE LIBRARY. OPENING RECEPTION 7-9 P.M. MARCH 6. JO PESHEK WAS A LONGTIME MEMBER OF FRIENDS OF THE SLIDELL LIBRARY AND HER FAVORITE FLOWER WAS THE LOUISIANA IRIS. FRIENDS OF THE SLIDELL LIBRARY ARE OFFERING UP TO $1000 IN PURCHASE AWARD(S) FOR ART WITH LOUISIANA IRIS. OTHER AWARDS INCLUDE BEST OF SHOW $400, FIRST PLACE $100, SECOND PLACE $50, THIRD PLACE $25 AND RIBBONS FOR HONORABLE MENTION. ART UNDER GLASS, ART NOT UNDER GLASS, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND 3-D ACCEPTED. 3-DIMENSIONAL. FOR ENTRY FESS AND A PROSPECTUS, VISIT WWW.SLIDELLARTLEAGUE.ORG, CALL (985) 640-2485 OR EMAIL CPGAE8792@CHARTER.NET.
BUBBLY ON THE BAYOU: 11 A.M. TO 3 P.M. SUNDAY, MARCH 8, SALMEN-FRITCHIE HOUSE, 127 CLEVELAND AVE., SLIDELL. THE EVENT WILL HAVE A KENTUCKY DERBY THEME, WITH WOMEN ENCOURAGED TO WEAR FLAMBOYANT HATS IN RUN FOR THE ROSES STYLE. THE BEST-DRESSED CONTEST WILL BE OPEN TO BOTH WOMEN AND MEN. PROCEEDS BENEFIT EAST ST. TAMMANY RAINBOW CHILD CARE CENTER, A NONPROFIT UNITED WAY PARTNER AGENCY. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT RAINBOW, 121 KINGSPOINT BLVD., SLIDELL; MY GIRLFRIEND’S CLOSET, 881 ROBERT BLVD., SLIDELL; AND PATTON’S, 127 CLEVELAND AVE., SLIDELL; OR BY CALLING (985) 646-1603 OR VISIT WWW.RAINBOWCCC.ORG.
- “SHE KILLS MONSTERS:” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 27 through March 15, 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St. The north shore premiere of “She Kills Monsters,” a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, written by Qui Nguyen, and directed by Tom Bubrig with the assistance of Deborah Marcelle. Recommended for ages 16 and up. A midnight performance on Friday, March 6, encourages cosplay. For tickets, call (844) THE-3090 or visit www.tinyurl.com/30x90tix.
- CHILDREN’S MUSEUM CELEBRATION: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 8, Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Blvd. “A Treasure Odyssey” is the theme of the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany Celebration gala with a culinary showcase, desserts, raffles, live and silent auctions and live music by Groovy 7. Admission is $100 to benefit building the museum. For tickets, contact Annie Spell at (985) 264-7752, email celebration@cmst kids.org or visit www.jlgc.net.
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