MADISONVILLE

  • “SUDDENLY LESS SUMMER”: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 12, 19 and 26, Madisonville Library, 1123 Main St. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the St. Tammany Parish Library present “Suddenly Less Summer: The Effects of Air Conditioning on Louisiana.” Scholar Susan Blalock introducing the film “A Streetcar Named Desire” on March 12; Blalock will lead a literature discussion March 19. Participants can tell their own stories about life without air conditioning on March 26. Events are free. Reservations for the four-week series can be made by calling (985) 893-6280, ext. 120.
  • MADISONVILLE ART MARKET: The monthly Madisonville Arts and Craft Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Water Street at the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville. The market features fine arts and crafts from local artists including painting, mixed media, photography, jewelry, wood carving, sculpture and stained glass.

ABITA SPRINGS

  • NORTHSHORE CAJUN DANCE: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St. Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band 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 $9 for others. Visit Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorwww.northshorecajundancers.com.

MANDEVILLE

  • MAKING CRAB NETS: 6:30 p.m. March 12, Castine Center, Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Drive. Earl Kessling will teach how to make crab nets. Leave with a completed net and the tools necessary to continue making nets. $15. To register, visit www.pelicanpark.com.
  • MANDEVILLE LIVE: 6:30 Friday, Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St. Swingaroux plays the first of six free spring concerts at Mandeville Live! Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorGates will open at 6 p.m. No outside food or drinks. Restaurants partners for the evening are Rusty Pelican and McClain’s Pizzeria, and the city of Mandeville will provide drinks. Call (985) 624-3147.
  • “SHE KILLS MONSTERS:” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 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. For tickets, call (844) THE-3090 or visit www.tinyurl.com/30x90tix.
  • DEW DROP INN: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, 430 Lamarque St. Austin-based bluesman Johnny Nicholas and his band Hell Bent, with special guests David Greely and Sam Brousard. Nicholas performs midweek in the spring schedule. He was a member of Asleep At The Wheel. Tickets $10 at door.
  • FALAYA FLING: 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m., March 21, Castine Center at Pelican Park. St. Scholastica Academy’s 31st annual Falaya Fling gala, featuring silent and live auctions, dinner and live music by Five Finger Discount beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65. A Patron Party will be held at 6 p.m. Call (985) 892-2540, ext. 119

COVINGTON

  • “LOOT”: 8 p.m. March 13, 14, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. March 15 and 22, Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road. “Loot” is a farce by Joe Orton. TText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorwo young thieves have hard time hiding their loot in this comedy of bad manners, directed by Anysia Manthos Genre. Tickets, $15 adults or $10 studentsText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color. Call (985) 893-1671 or visit www.playmakersinc.com.

BOOK SIGNING: 2 P.M. TUESDAY, 100 CHRISTWOOD BOULEVARD, COVINGTON. MURRAY JAMES WILL SPEAK AND SIGN HIS MEMOIR, “A POOR MAN CAN SURVIVE,” AT CHRISTWOOD RETIREMENT HOME. FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT CHRISTWOOD AT (985) 898-0515.

  • “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”: Christ Episcopal School will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. March 20, 21, 27 and 28; and at 2 p.m. March 22 and 29 at 80 Christwood Blvd. in Covington. The March 22 show will be a Royal Princess Matinee in which guest are invited to dress as their favorite princess or prince and attend a royal reception with autographs and roses. Directed by Peggy Aultman, with music direction by Emily Wright and set and costume design by Ruth Siporski. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children at cesdrama.
  • ‘ANTIQUARIAN IMAGE,’ WORKSHOPS AT STAA: Through April 4, St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St. Hands-on workshops include a Lumen Print Workshop, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21. Cost, $95; Tintype Print Workshop, 1 p.m. 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.sttammanyartassociation.org.

SLIDELL

  • “RUTHLESS” AT CUTTING EDGE: Through Saturday at 767 Robert Blvd., Cutting Edge Theater. A musical mystery with an evolving show business tale of talented tykes, narcissistic parents and ambition run riot. For reservations, call (985) 649-3727 or visit www.cuttingedgetheater.com.
  • ‘DOUBT, A PARABLE’: Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive. Gary Mendoza directs SLT’s production of John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt, a Parable,” winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. Tickets are $16 adults; $8 students. For tickets, call (985) 641-0324 or visit www.SlidellLittleTheatre.org.
  • IRIS’TIBLE ART FOR JO: Through March 27, Slidell Library, 555 Robert Blvd. The Slidell Art presents “A Show For Jo, Iris’tible Art.” Jo Peshek was a longtime member of Friends of the Slidell Library, and her favorite flower was the Louisiana Iris. For information, visit www.slidellartleague.org or call (985) 640-2485.
  • PYSANKY EGG WORKSHOP: 2 p.m-5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, Artists’ Galleries de Juneau, 2143 First St. in Slidell. Cost is $25 and includes supplies. Pysanky eggs are Ukrainian Easter eggs with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using wax-resistant methods. Designs are drawn in beeswax and died to reveal the design. The workshop space is limited, and all ages and levels are welcomed. To register, email patrishart831@gmail.com or call (985) 707-4961.
  • MISS NELSON IS MISSING: “Knuffle Bunny, A Cautionary Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, March 21 and 28, and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 22 and 20, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive. Tickets are $10 adults and $8 for youths 10 and under. For tickets, call (985) 641-0324 or visit www.SlidellLittleTheatre.org.