ROCKIN’ THE RAILS: Benny Grunch & The Bunch will perform with Kathy Savoie to wrap up the Rockin’ the Rails free concert series at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic blanket and chairs, as seating is limited. Nonprofits will sell refreshments.

JAZZ’N THE VINES: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys close out the fall Jazz’n the Vines on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Pontchartrain Vineyards in Bush. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert is 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 81250 Old Military Road, La. 1082, in Bush. Tickets are $10. For information, call (985) 892-9742.

BAYOU JAM: Vince Vance and the Valiants will give a free performance as the final Slidell Bayou Jam fall concert at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane.

Vince Vance and the Valiants musical stage revue is filled with costumes, choreography and audience participation to entertain all ages. Vance and the Valiants have recorded 24 singles and 16 albums, two of which are number one hits including the perennial Christmas favorite, “All I Want for Christmas is You.”

Concertgoers are invited to bring chairs, blankets and ice chests to the park. On-site catering from CiCi’s Pizza and Terry Lynn’s Cafe will be available. For information, visit or call (985) 646-4375.


BALLET: Kristen Zornman will teach ballet for children ages 2 and up at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19, at the St. Tammany Parish Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. The class costs $21 for members and $30 for others. To register or for information, contact or (985) 898-4435.


“THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW”: Cutting Edge Theater will present “The Rocky Horror Show” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 747 Robert Blvd. in Slidell. The musical by Richard O’Brien is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s. Tickets are $20 to $25 and are available at or by calling (985) 649-3727.

JUBILEE ENTERTAINMENT PLANS “ROCKY” AFTER PARTY: Jubilee Entertainment will present the musical “The Rocky Horror Show” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Jubilee Entertainment Theatre in Studio 2, 400 Garrett Road, in Slidell. This production is for people 16 and older, and costumes are encouraged (but not prop bags). Tickets are $16. After the Halloween performance, there will be a party with drag performances and games traditionally played at movie showings of “Rocky Horror.” Admission to the after-party is $9.

SLIDELL LITTLE THEATRE DOES THE TIME WARP: At the Slidell Little Theatre, the film “The Rocky Horror Show” will be screened with a live side cast at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, with audience participation encouraged at 2024 Nellie Drive, accessible from Exit 265 on Interstate 10. The film is rated R, and the event has proved popular with families with teenage children. Proceeds from this “Hair-Raiser Fundraiser” for the Slidell Little Theatre will go toward Second Stage, the organization’s expansion project.

Tickets for the SLT presentations are $10, with a package deal available that includes a ticket, T-shirt and movie prop bag for $25. Prop bags alone will be sold for $5.

“THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE”: Playmakers Theater production of “The Haunting of Hill House” will be presented Oct. 31-Nov. 16 at Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, except for Nov. 2. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. For a reservation, call (985) 893-1671 or visit


EMPTY BOWL PROJECT: Guests can take home homemade ceramic bowls from the 11th annual Empty Bowl Project to be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Pontchartrain Yacht Club. Proceeds will go to the Samaritan Center in Mandeville. Among the auction items will be a dramatic art by artist Kelly Boyett depicting a stack of empty bowls.

Patrons can fill and refill their bowls with chili, gumbo and soups provided by Mandeville area restaurants. Dining specials will be offered in the club. There will be music by the Phil DeGruy Trio of New Orleans. Last year, the event raised $10,000.

Tickets are $30 at the door or in advance at the Samaritan Center, 402 Girod St. in Old Mandeville. For information, call (985) 626-4457.

OIL PASTEL CLASS: Robin Games will teach a class in oil pastels, with an emphasis on composition, for students in grades seven through 12 beginning Nov. 3. Classes will meet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 3 through Nov. 24, at the St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., in Covington. The fee is $80. The STAA website is and its phone number is (985) 892-8650.

CONCRETE RELIEF SCULPTURE: Michael Eddy will teach a class for adults on using concrete in a decorative relief form from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 4-25, at the St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., in Covington. The fee is $110, which includes supplies. The STAA website is and its phone number is (985) 892-8650.

POTTERY WHEEL THROWING: Vanessa Hock will guide adult students through the basics of wheel throwing from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 6, 13 and 20 and Dec. 4, at the St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., in Covington. The fee is $95 for members of the association and $105 for others. The STAA website is at and its phone number is (985) 892-8650.

OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING: John Carambat will teach an intensive drawing class for adults with little or no art experience from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, from Nov. 10 through Dec. 15, at the St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. The fee is $150, which includes supplies. The STAA website is at www. and its phone number is (985) 892-8650.

SIP AND SEE PREVIEW PARTY: The seventh annual gala “Home is Where the Art is” to benefit the East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 Nov. 21 at the Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., in Slidell. It will feature live and silent auctions. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple and are on sale at the ESTHH office on 747 Old Spanish Trail.

Many of the items available for auction will be on display at the “Sip and See” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the ESTHH office, 747 Old Spanish Trail. An antique piano that was restored and painted in the Beatles motif by Lori Gomez has actually been played by and autographed by Ringo Starr and will be on display as well as other artworks donated by local artists for the fundraiser. For information about donating art or purchasing tickets, call Director Debbie Crouch at (985) 639-0656 or visit

SLIDELL ART LEAGUE ON DISPLAY: Artwork by the Slidell Art League is on display through Nov. 14 in the new Slidell Memorial Hospital Lobby. Art Under Glass, Art Not Under Glass, 3-D, and photography is on view in the lobby. The winner of Best-in-Show is a painting by William Byron Gray titled “The Baptism.” For information, visit SAL meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St., in Olde Towne Slidell. Submissions for SAL’s Artist of the Month competition must be registered no later than 6:40 a.m. For details, email

MINIATURES: The St. Tammany Art Association member show of artworks no larger than one-square foot will be held from Nov. 8 through Dec. 6 at the Art House, 320 N. Columbia St., in Covington. A year’s membership is $35. For information, visit www.


LOUISIANA FILMMAKERS SALUTE: The Pontchartrain Film Festival, now in its third year, continues with the tradition of honoring a Louisiana filmmaker on opening night. Director Lily Keber, who’s award-winning film “Bayou Maharajah” gained national and international attention, will be this year’s celebrated filmmaker. “Bayou Maharajah,” her film about the legendary New Orleans piano player James Booker, (suggested PG13 rating) will screen at 7 p.m. Keber will be in attendance for questions and answers following the film.

The film premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival; won the audience award at the New Orleans Film Festival, and was awarded Oxford American’s Best Southern Film of 2013 and won the 2014 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Documentary Film of the Year Award.

It features appearances by Dr. John, Harry Connick Jr., Hugh Laurie, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Charles Neville and Douglas Brinkley. Tickets are $5 throughout the three-day festival. Reservations for will-call tickets can be made by emailing info@

The festival will take place in the 200-seat Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, off I-10 by the Fremaux Town Center. The Pontchartrain Film Festival is a project of the nonprofit Olde Towne Arts Center in partnership with Slidell Little Theatre. For information, email or visit www.


COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: Pot Luck String Band will perform at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Covington Farmers Market. Market vendors Frieda and Pierce Bauder, of Enten Farm, will sample and sell Duck Gumbo. The market is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St.

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