MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES: Northlake Performing Arts Society will present “Movies in Concert,” a selection of music from the movies in two upcoming performances. This is the fourth concert of the NPAS season.

NPAS singers will present popular songs from Disney Classics such as “Mary Poppins,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lion King,” as well as songs from “Titanic,” “James Bond,” “Forrest Gump,” “Pitch Perfect” and “Frozen.”

The concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. June 6 and June 7 at Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson St. in Covington; and at 2:30 p.m. June 8 at Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive in Slidell.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the door and in advance at Braswell’s Drugs, Lowe’s Jewelers, and Hebert’s Cleaners.

For tickets or information, call (985) 792-1392 or email

NPAS is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to enhance and enrich the cultural life on the Northshore by using choral music as a catalyst to embrace and promote other art forms. For information on NPAS, visit

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ZOOM INTO MOVIES/PHOTOGRAPHY: “Zoom Into Moviemaking” and “Zoom Into Photography” will be offered in Mandeville as part of Southeastern Louisiana University Zoom Into Careers workshops for students in junior high and high school. The workshops are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16-19 at Southeastern’s St. Tammany Center, 21454 Koop Road, No. 3A, Mandeville. The cost is $295 each.

The workshops offer hands-on instruction with professionals in the field. Zoom workshops at other SLU locations will deal with animation, automotive technology, criminal justice, culinary arts, creative writing and publishing, emergency management and disaster science, industrial and engineering technology, radio, television, theater and Web design.

Additional information about Zoom Into Careers workshops is available at; email or call SLU Non-Credit Programs at (985) 549-2301.


BALLET: Kristen Zornman will teach a three-week series of ballet classes for children ages 2 and up at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, June 3, 10 and 24, 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.


BIG FRIENDLY GIANT AT SLT: “The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)” will be onstage Saturday and Sunday and again June 14-15 at Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive. The Theatre for Young Audiences presentation of Roald Dahl’s amusing story will entertain children and adults as they cheer on Sophie’s fantastic plan to recruit her newfound friend – a 24-foot friendly giant – and the Queen and her royal helicopters to save the children of England from the nasty giants, Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater, Bonecruncher, Meatdripper, Childchewer, and Gizzardgulper.

Saturday performances May 31 and June 14 are at 7:30 p.m. and wearing pajamas is strongly encouraged. Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. Doors open one hour before curtain. General admission is $10 per person and $8 for children age 10 and under. Tickets are sold at the door. Reservations can be placed online only at

JPAS YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE: The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will present a Youth Musical Theatre Intensive for students entering grades 3 through 7, from July 7 through July 27 at Christ Episcopal School, 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Program hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and performance dates are July 25-27.

Auditions will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 14. Those unable to attend this audition may request a makeup audition through Friday, May 30.

Tuition is $575. For information, call (504) 885-2000, ext. 211.

GINNY AWARDS: The Slidell Little Theatre will hold the 45th annual Ginny Awards Night at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the theater at 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. The event is held to recognize the accomplishments and standouts of the past theater season, and is named after SLT founder Virginia Madison. Admission is free.

Call for entries

POSTER CONTEST: The deadline for entries is July 1 for a poster contest promoting Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan’s Wild Game-Seafood-Barbeque Cook-Off, which benefits Community Christian Concern. The recommended size is 11-by-14 inches.

The original print will be auctioned off at the cook-off, and the artist will be invited to attend and sign the original work for the lucky bidder. To obtain an artist release and submission form, call (985) 646-0357.

The cook-off will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Fritchie Park.

Send news of cultural arts events and activities to at least 7 to 10 days before the Thursday they need to appear in The St. Tammany Advocate.