COMMUNITY EVENTS

THIS WEEK

NAMI WALKS: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Mandeville Lakefront, 140 Jackson Ave. The National Alliance on Mental Illness presents its third family fun walk, either 1-mile or 5K, plus plenty of entertainment. Free, but donations accepted. (985) 625-6538 or namisttammany.org.

CRUISIN’ ON THE RIVER CAR, TRUCK & BIKE SHOW: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Madisonville Riverfront, Water Street. One of the biggest shows in the South with hundreds of vintage vehicles competing for prizes. Aficionados from around the area are expected. Free admission, $20-$25 entry. (504) 382-1731 or madisonvillechamber.org.

LOUISIANA VETERANS FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell. East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity’s annual salute to veterans with music by the Victory Belles, Zebra, 90 Degrees West, the Eli Seals Band and the Top Cats, plus kids activities, crafts, food and drink. $15; veterans and kids 12 and under, free. (985) 639-0631 or laveteransfestival.org.

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COLUMBIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6 p.m. May 24, 200 to 500 blocks of Columbia Street, Covington. Classic cars, restaurant specials and a live DJ. Free. (985) 892-1873 or covla.com.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 25, Slidell Lions Club, 356 Cleveland Ave. $6.

MANDEVILLE FAMILY REUNION: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 26, Mandeville Lakefront, Lakeshore Drive. A day of picnicking, live music, food vendors and other activities. Free. (985) 966-0851 or mandevillefamilyreunion.com.

MEMORIAL DAY POOL PARTY: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 26, Land O Pines Campground, 17145 Million Dollar Road, Covington. $10 adults, $8 18-under. (985) 892-6023 or camplop.com.

SALUTE TO VETERANS: 6 p.m. May 28, Greystone Events Center, 935 Clausel St., Mandeville. A patriotic program, refreshments, a raffle and more. (202) 674-2337.

KOKOMO STROLL: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 22, Downtown Covington. The Covington Business Association gets into the spirit of summer with this evening of casual imbibing on the streets of downtown Covington with live music, dining specials and shopping opportunities. $20 for all-you-can-drink cups. gocovington.org.

OLDE TOWNE CRAWL: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 7, 2200 block of Carey St., Slidell. Live music, vendors, arts and crafts, kids activities, food and more. Free. (985) 285-5617.

BLUESBERRY FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 8, Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive, Covington. St. Tammany’s newest celebration of the arts debuts promising “a full-day, immersive arts experience.” Entertainers include "American Idol" finalist Casey James, "Voice" veteran Johnny Hayes, “King of the Blues” Beau Long and Charmaine Neville. $25, 10-under free. facebook.com/bluesberryfest.

TOUR DE LOUISIANE: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9, Downtown Covington. The 48th annual Tour de Louisiane presented by the New Orleans Bicycle Club returns to downtown Covington with cyclists throughout the U.S. coming to compete for title and prize money. Entry fees vary. neworleansbicycleclub.org.

MUSIC

THIS WEEK

THE BOOGIE MEN: 9:30 p.m. Friday, Ruby’s Roadhouse, 840 Lamarque St., Mandeville. (985) 626-9748 or rubysroadhouse.com.

MICHOT’S MELODY MAKERS: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Pontchartrain Vineyards, 81250 Old Military Road, Bush. Jazz'n the Vines concert series continues. $10. (985) 892-9742 or pontchartrainvineyards.com.

FONTAINEBLEAU JAZZ BAND: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dew Drop Social Hall and Jazz Club, 430 Lamarque St., Mandeville. The high school's jazz ensemble puts on a special concert to help fund the group's travel expenses for the Midwest Conference in Chicago in December. $10. fhscrimsonband.com

ABITA OPRY: 7 p.m. Saturday, Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St. The Last Chance Bluegrass Bands, Spider Murphy & Fatback Vipers, O.K. Crawdaddy and Sherman Bernard close out the spring season. $20. (985) 892-0711 or abitaopry.com.

NEW DIRECTIONS: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Ruby’s Roadhouse, 840 Lamarque St., Mandeville. (985) 626-9748 or rubysroadhouse, com.

BEN REDWINE TRIO: 5 p.m. Sunday, Christ Episcopal Church, 120 S. New Hampshire St., Covington. Final Third Sunday concert of the season. Free. (985) 892-3177 or christchurchcovington.org.

JOHN AUTIN & KASS: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Barrel Wine Bar, 69305 La. 21, Covington. Free. (985) 272-8485 or barrelwinebar.com.

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JOHN FRIDAY: 8 p.m. May 23, The Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Covington. $16-$100. (985) 781-3650 or harborcenter.org.

DEW DROP CLOSING NIGHT: 6:30 p.m. May 24, Dew Drop Social Hall and Jazz Club, 430 Lamarque St., Mandeville. The NOLA String Kings headline the final show of the spring season, $10. (985) 624-9604 or dewdropjazzhall.com.

BILLY JOEL AND ELTON JOHN HITS: 7:30 p.m. May 24 and 3 p.m. May 26, Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson St., Covington. The Northlake Performing Arts Society closes its season with a concert featuring the best of the Piano Man and the Rocket Man. $21. npas.info.

OF THEE I SING: 3 p.m. May 26, St. Timothy UMC, 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville. The St. Timothy Choir presents its seventh annual Memorial Day concert of patriotic favorites including the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," and the special armed forces salute. Free, but advance tickets are recommended. (985) 626-3307 or sttimothyumc.org

PAUL SANCHEZ & THE ROLLING ROAD SHOW: 6:30 p.m. June 1, Pontchartrain Vineyards, 81250 Old Military Road, Bush. Jazz'n the Vines concert series continues. $10. (985) 892-9742 or pontchartrainvineyards.com.

LOVE IS A MANY SPLINTERED THING: 8 p.m. May 31 and June 1, Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Ronald Brister and guests Suzette Ferrari, Jennifer Gesvantner and Lauren Turner present a cabaret show featuring songs about romance. $25-$35. (985) 649-3727 or cuttingedgetheater.com.

CHARMAINE NEVILLE BAND: 6:30 p.m. June 15, Pontchartrain Vineyards, 81250 La. 1082, Bush. Final concert of the Jazz’n the Vines spring series. $10 adults, 17-under, free. (985) 892-9742 or pontchartrainvineyards.com.

THEATER

NOW ON STAGE

BEYOND THERAPY: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Playmakers Community Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. A Manhattan couple is brought together by their psychologist. $20 adults; $10 students. (985) 893-1671 or playmakersinc.com.

THE BINGO QUEEN: 8 p.m. May 24-25, Cutting Edge Theater, 757 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Two sisters dish the dirt on their bingo partners. $25-$30. (985) 649-3727 or cuttingedgetheater.com.

LOOKING AHEAD

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, from June 15-30, 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville. It’s a comedy tonight as the theater closes its fifth season with the classic Broadway musical containing situations from Roman playwright Plautus plus classic vaudeville. Directed by Andrea Elu. $29 adults, $27 seniors/military; $21 students. (844) 843-3090 or 30byninety.com.

AUDITIONS

STEEL MAGNOLIAS: 6:30 p.m. May 26, 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville. The lives of women in a fictitious Louisiana town. (844) 843-3090 or 30byninety.com.

CALL FOR DIRECTORS

PLAYMAKERS COMMUNITY THEATER: The venerable Covington theater is seeking directors, choreographers and musical directors who are passionate about theater for the 2019-20 season. Email Anysia.Genre@gmail.com with a resume and brief biography.

ART

NOW SHOWING

NOEL ROCKMORE, PORTRAITS & PASSION: Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, through May 24. Slidell Cultural Center, 2055 2nd St. From the vaults of the New Orleans Museum of Art. (985) 646-4375 or myslidell.com.

PUSHING BOUNDARIES: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, through May 25, St. Tammany Art Association Art House, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. The STAA presents an exhibition featuring the works of north shore artists Babette Beaullieu, Maggie McConnell and Luba Zygarewicz. Free. (985) 892-8650 or sttammanyartassociation.org.

LOOKING AHEAD

SLIDELL PHOTO CLUB EXHIBITION: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, from June 7-28, Slidell Cultural Center, 2055 Second St. Photographers featured include Richard Hale, Pat Anderson and John Touhey. Free. (985) 646-4375 or slidellphotoclub.com.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

STAA SUMMER SHOW: The St. Tammany Art Association’s 54th juried show is accepting images from artists through Friday. Accepted artists will be announced May 31, and the show runs from July 13 to Aug. 17. (985) 892-8665 or sttammanyart.org.

OTAC JURIED EXHIBITION: July 12 to Aug. 16, Slidell Cultural Arts Gallery, 2055 Second St. Entry deadline is June 8 for the annual Olde Towne Arts Commission summer show presented in partnership with the City of Slidell’s Commission on the Arts. (404) 784-6880.

DANCE

THIS WEEK

OZONE SQUARES: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson St. Nick Hartley is the caller. ozonesquares.com.

LOOKING AHEAD

NORTHSHORE CAJUN DANCERS: May 25. Lessons at 7 p.m.; dance begins at 8 p.m. Abita Town Hall, 22161 Level St. Nouveaux Cajun Express performs. $8 members; $10 nonmembers. (504) 583-8603 or northshorecajundancers.com.

BOOKS

R.J. LEE: Saturday, noon. Barnes & Noble, 3414 U.S. 190, Mandeville. The author discusses his mystery, "Grand Slam Murders." Free. (985) 626-8884 or barnesandnoble.com.

FILM

LOOKING AHEAD

STUDENT SHORT FILM SHOWCASE: 4 p.m. June 1, Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St. Student filmmakers showcase their latest work with cash prizes and Audience Award in this event sponsored by the Pontchartrain Film Festival. A Q&A will follow the showing of the films. $5. (985) 259-5772 or pontchartrainfilmfestival.com.

KID STUFF

NATURE EXPLORERS: 9:30 a.m. Friday and May 31, Bayou Lacombe Visitor Center, 61389 La. 434, Lacombe. Educational program for those 6-years-old and younger. Free. (985) 882-2025.

STORY TIME: 11 a.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, 3414 U.S. 190. Kids Book Hangout. Free. (985) 626-8884 or barnesandnoble.com.

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YATS PROGRAM: Registration now open for the Slidell Little Theatre’s summer youth program for ages 4-18. Fees vary. slidelllittletheatre.org.

CHALK FEST ARTS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1, Children’s Museum of St. Tammany, 21404 Koop Drive, Mandeville. Individual artists and groups are encouraged to register and purchases up to four 4-by-4 squares for the chalk art contest. Participants can win $500 for best in show plus $900 in other awards. Also entertainment, good and other events. Free. (985) 888-1555 or cmstkids.org.

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY AND JUNIOR RANGERS DAY: 9 a.m. to noon June 1, Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge. 61389 La. 434, Lacombe. Sponsored by the Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Inc. Free. (985) 882-2025.

BOGUE CHITTO YOUTH FISHING RODEO: June 9, Pearl River Turnaround, Exit 11, Interstate 59. Children ages 4-12 will enjoy a morning of fishing with a chance to win prizes with proceeds going to the Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges. All children will receive a T-shirt, rod and reel, bait and lunch. $20. Registration is now open. (985) 882-2025 or fws.gov/southeastlouisiana.

LITTLE STARS DRAMA CAMP: June 10-14 and July 22-26, Cross Gates Family Fitness, Military Road, Slidell. Instructor Rebecca Beckham instructs youngsters ages 5-14 in age appropriate theater games, hands-on activities, music and dance. $175 per week plus $20 registration fee. (985) 201-0099.

OUTDOORS

NORTHLAKE NATURE CENTER: U.S. 190 near Fontainebleau State Park. Saturday — 10 a.m. mushroom walk; 7:40 p.m. moonlight hike and weenie roast; Sunday — 8 a.m. dog wag and walk. Monday — 6 p.m. linedancing. May 22 and May 2 — 5:30 p.m. nature walk and titivation. May 28 — bicycling the back trails. June 1 — 10 a.m. snakes of Louisiana. (985) 626-7238 or northlakenature.org.