New Orleans area calendar for June 6-12, 2014 _lowres

ABC photo by CRAIG SJODIN -- Dancers Derek and Julianne Hough ('Dancing with the Stars') bring their 'MOVE' tour to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $35.


  • D-DAY COMMEMORATION: 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Events include film screening, panel discussion, ceremonies, book signing.


  • THE 3 CHARMERS OF NEW ORLEANS ARE GOING ON VACATION TO GRAND ISLE: 8 p.m., Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Jodi Borrello, Becky Allen and Amanda Hebert present skits around a vacation without TV, cellphones or computers, but plenty of fishing, cooking and jellyfish. $25. (504) 287-4707 or
  • ‘FAT PIG’: 8 p.m., Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell. An attractive, career-minded man confronts his views about beauty and success when he falls in love with a heavyset librarian. Continues through June 21. Tickets start at $20. (985) 640-0333


  • ‘THE ANDREWS BROTHERS’: 6 p.m Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. Sunday, The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. It’s 1943 in the South Pacific and The Andrews Sisters headline the big USO show. But when a flu outbreak quarantines the girls, stagehands Max, Lawrence and Patrick, along with pin-up girl Peggy Jones, hatch a plan to save the day. (504) 528-1943 or
  • NEW FANGLED OPERA: 8 p.m., The Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. New Fangled Opera’s summer festival of operas includes traditional favorites, edgy new works, and a world premiere. $10-$20. (504) 948-9998 or
  • ‘REEFER MADNESS’: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. A raucous musical comedy inspired by the original 1936 cult film.


  • FROM DANCING GOATS TO GREEN MERMAIDS, COFFEE AND NEW ORLEANS: 9 a.m., Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Discussions about New Orleans’ past and present relationship with coffee, and a demonstration and sampling of cafe brulot at Tableau Restaurant. (504) 523-4662. $40, non-members; $30, members.
  • 5TH ANNUAL 610 STOMPERS ‘SAVED BY THE BALL’ CRAWL: 1 p.m., Grit’s Bar & Pool Hall, 530 Lyons St., New Orleans. Wear “Saved by the Bell” themed costumes. Come learn the dance moves that premiered at the Annual Sweet 610 Debutante Ball: 610 Candles before embarking on a Ball Crawl including The Kingpin, Grit’s Bar, F&M’s, Fat Harry’s, Superior Seafood and Le Bon Temps (in no particular order). Proceeds benefit Animal Rescue New Orleans. Participants must be 21 or older, sign a waiver and be registered to participate. $40, day of the event.
  • NATCHEZ’S FAMILY FUN DAY: 2 p.m., Steamboat Natchez, Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River, New Orleans. A family cruise featuring entertainment and games for the whole family, including a caricaturist, pirates, clowns, face painter, trivia games and more. Boarding starts at 2 p.m. Cruise 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Reservations required. $15, adults; $7.50, children ages 6 to 12; free, children ages 5 and younger. (504) 569-1401
  • ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL CRESCENT CONNECTION BRIDGE RUN: 6 p.m., West Jefferson Fitness Center, 175 Hector Ave., Gretna. Participants are invited to attend a party and awards ceremony after the race, located at the base of the river at the Port of New Orleans with live entertainment, Michelob Ultra Beer, and food. $30 through today; $35 on race day. Registration is online only,


  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. The market offers local produce. Saturday market features Chef Robert Vasquez of Restaurant Opal Basil on the Trace in Mandeville and Cafe Vive with specials using ingredients that he buys from the market. Music by Reed Alleman beginning at 9:30 a.m. (985) 892-1873


  • TOUR DE LOUISIANE BICYCLE RACE: 7:30 a.m., downtown Covington. Spectator-friendly race with separate races for six skill and age-based competitive divisions.
  • SWAP MEET NOLA: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Margaret’s, 3525 Bienville St., New Orleans. New animal-friendly, mini-enterprise sponsored by the Humane Society of Louisiana offers items from more than 30 local vendors that range from original artwork, to indigenous plants to handmade organic/vegan soaps, lotions and shampoos. Proceeds from some of the market’s sales will help support the Humane Society humane programs around the state.
  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ROMP: 12:30 p.m.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color, Palmer Park, South Claiborne and Carrollton avenues, New Orleans. Bocce ball, tug-of-war and volleyball, and music by Hot 8 Brass Band. $5 for 30 minutes of game time. Competition tickets $25 per person.
  • MOVE LIVE ON TOUR: 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St. Siblings Julianne and Derek Hough perform a variety of dance styles. Tickets start at $35. (504) 287-0351


  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m.-noon, The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. Free with admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288 or
  • VICTORY BELLES’ ‘SPIRIT OF AMERICA’: 11:45 a.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Red, white and blue celebration featuring a potpourri of songs from the Great American Song Book. Includes dining by Chef John Besh and the American Sector restaurant. $40. (504) 528-1943 or
  • ‘DEBAUCHERY’: 7:30 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Pat Bourgeois’ live soap opera, now in its 4th year. $10 cash at the door. (504) 488-1460
  • OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET: 7 p.m., Puccini Bar, Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St. Performance by Bon Operatit!


  • OTIS HOUSE TOUR AND W.T. JAY SAWMILL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, Fairview-Riverside State Park, 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville. Continues through June 28. Learn about the Jay sawmill community on the Tchefuncte River and the way of life in St. Tammany from 1885-1930. Recently discovered photographs of the era are on display. (985) 792-4652
  • Compiled by

    Emily Beck Cogburn