A Guide to Events Around the State

March/April

NORTH

Through March 10. Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers. Shreveport Little Theatre, Shreveport. (318) 424-4439.

Through March 15. Further on Down the Road. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Shreveport. (318) 632-2020.

Through March 19. Kool-Out Mondays. Uncle Buck’s Smokehouse, Shreveport. (214) 791-6730.

Through March 31. Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts. R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport. www.rwnaf.org.

Through April 13. Dark of the Moon. Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City. (318) 678-6000.

March 2. Great Artists Who Just Happen to be Women Tour. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport. www.rwnaf.org.

March 5. Volleyball & Activities for Singles Ages 25-50. First United Methodist Church, Shreveport. (318) 797-3145.

March 7-9. Junior League Market: Shopping for a Cause. Shreveport Convention Center, Shreveport. (318) 221-6144.

March 7-10. Anybody Out There? Ruston Community Theatre, Ruston. (318) 255-1450.

March 8. Winter Jam Tour Spectacular. CenturyLink Century, Bossier City. www.centurylinkcenter.com.

March 9. P. Allen Smith lecture and book-signing. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Shreveport. (318) 426-6275.

March 9. Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators Gumbo Cook-off. Festival Plaza, Shreveport. (318) 425-4413.

March 9. Shreveport Blues Fest. CenturyLink Century, Bossier City. www.centurylinkcenter.com.

March 15. Moody Blues. Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino Hotel, Bossier City. (318) 742-0711.

March 22. Eleanor, Her Secret Journey (portrayed by Loretta Swit). The Strand Theatre, Shreveport. (318) 226-8555.

March 22-24. Northwest Louisiana Homebuilders Association’s Home Products Show. CenturyLink Century, Bossier City. www.centurylinkcenter.com.

March 23. The Doobie Brothers. Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino Hotel, Bossier City. (318) 742-0711.

March 28. Dreamgirls. The Strand Theatre, Shreveport. (318) 226-8555.

March 29. 19th Annual Spring Arts Festival presented by Cultural Crossroads. 417 E. Union St., Minden. (318) 393-5991.

March 29. Royal Comedy Tour. CenturyLink Century, Bossier City. www.centurylinkcenter.com.

April 2. Natalie Stovall. Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City. (318) 678-6000.

April 6. 11th Annual Scottish Tartan Festival. Scotland Farms, Minden. (318) 393-2693.

April 6. Spring Walking Tour. R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport. www.rwnaf.org.

April 12-21. Holiday in Dixie. Festival Plaza, Shreveport. (318) 865-5555.

April 13. Chicago. Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino Hotel, Bossier City. (318) 742-0711.

April 19. Cody Cooke. Festival Plaza, Shreveport. (318) 673-5143.

Through April 25. Sigmund Freud Exhibit. Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Shreveport. (318) 861-7615.

April 27. Aaron Neville Quintet. Sam’s Town, Shreveport. (318) 424-7777.

Through May 5. Forever Plaid. Shreveport Little Theatre, Shreveport. (318) 424-4439.

 

CENTRAL

March 2. Raising Cane: A Musical Tour in Creole Country. Northwestern State University, Natchitoches. www.louisianatravel.com.

March 7-10. Alexandria/Pineville Area Civil War Sesquicentennial Events. 707 Second (Main) St., Alexandria. (800) 551-9546.

March 16. Viva Italia! Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, Alexandria. (318) 442-9709.

March 23. Bloomin’ on the Bricks. 781 Front St., Natchitoches. (318) 352-1626.

March 23. Art Along the Bricks. 781 Front St., Natchitoches. (318) 352-1626.

April 12-13. Nachitoches Jazz and R & B Festival. 781 Front St., Natchitoches. (318) 352-8072.

April 13-14. Melrose Arts and Craft Festival. 3524 Highway 119, Natchitoches. (800) 259-1714.

April 19. Spring ArtWalk. 1101 Fourth St., Alexandria. (318) 443-4719.

 

CAJUN COUNTRY

March 2. Shadows Arts & Crafts Show. Shadows-on-the-Teche, New Iberia. (337) 369-6446.

March 2-3. SugaSheaux. SugArena, New Iberia. www.sugarena.com.

March 3. Horse Show. Houma Airbase Arena, Houma. (985) 868-3484.

March 3. The 28th Annual Here’s the Beef Cook-off. Yambilee Agricultural Arena, Opelousas. (337) 945-0364.

March 3-8. School Art Show. Downtown Art Gallery 630, Houma. (985) 851-2198.

March 8-10. Choctaw Fireman’s Fair. 2854 Choctaw Road, Thibodaux. (985) 859-0079.

March 9. Black Heritage Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 436-9588.

March 9. Top of the Teche Canoe Race. Leonville to Arnaudville. (337) 789-0319.

March 9-10. Bayou Home Show. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (866) 839-1643.

March 7-24. Man of La Mancha. New Iberia Performing Arts League, New Iberia. (337) 364-6114.

March 15. Eighth Annual Ladies Night Out. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (985) 873-4616.

March 16. CASA for Kids Springfest “A World of Fun.” Courthouse Square, Houma. (985) 876-0250.

March 16. Festival of Live Oaks. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia. (337) 369-2337.

March 16. The 7 Mile Plus Yard Sale. Along Highway 93, Arnaudville, Grand Coteau and Sunset. (337) 754-5316.

March 16. 13th Annual Lockport Main Street Market & Bayouside Arts & Crafts Show. Bayouside Park, Lockport. (985) 532-5909.

March 16. Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off. Nicholls State University, Thibodaux. (985) 448-4518.

March 17. Nation Barrel Race Association State Show. SugArena, New Iberia. www.sugarena.com.

March 17. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Houma. (985) 851-6977.

March 17. The 10th Annual South LA Bridal Show presented by Sunburst Media. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (985) 851-1020.

March 17-April 9. Spring Art Show. Downtown Art Gallery 630, Houma. (985) 851-2198.

March 22-24. Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival. Nicholls State University, Thibodaux. (985) 448-4965.

March 22. Downtown Live After 5. Courthouse Square, Houma. (985) 873-6408.

March 23. Southdown Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival. Southdown Museum, Houma. (985) 851-0154.

March 23. Rodeo. Houma Airbase Arena, Houma. (985) 868-3484.

March 23. Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival. 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 352-2180.

March 24. The 28th Annual World Championship Crawfish Éouffée Cook-Off. Northwest Pavilion, Eunice. (337) 457-7389.

March 29-31. 14th Annual Parade of Rods. Ramada Inn, Houma. (985) 447-2210.

March 30. Southdown Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival. Southdown Plantation, Houma. (985) 851-0154.

April 4-6. 2013 LA State H.O.G. Rally. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (985) 850-4657.

April 5-7. 15th Annual Pre-49 Parade of Rods. Ramada Inn, Houma. (985) 537-7656.

April 6. New Iberia Downtown Art Walk. 102 West Main Street, New Iberia. (337) 369-2330.

April 7. Symphony Sunday in the Park. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia. (337) 364-1603.

April 7. Horse Show. Houma Airbase Arena, Houma. (985) 232-5141.

April 12-14. Cajun Hot Sauce Festival. SugArena, New Iberia. www.sugarena.com.

April 12-14. Southern Garden Festival. Lafayette. (337) 593-9051.

April 13. Jambalaya Writers’ Conference. Terrebonne Parish Main Library, Houma. (985) 850-5313.

April 13. The Louisiana Cajun Food Festival. Kaplan. (337) 898-6600.

April 13-14. Downtown Crawfish Festival. Corner of Broad and Ryan streets, Lake Charles. (337) 310-0083.

April 13-14. Louisiana Gated Dressage Horse Clinic. Camelot Wilderness Ranch, Leonville. (337) 507-7267.

April 17. SugaSheaux Ride Night. SugArena, New Iberia. www.sugarena.com.

April 18-28, Wednesdays-Sundays. Rounding Third. Le Petit Playhouse, Houma. (985) 876-4278.

April 18-21. The 14th Annual Washington Catfish Festival. Washington. (337) 826-3627.

April 19-24. La Semaine Francaise. Arnaudville and Opelousas. (337) 948-8004.

April 20. The Haven’s Annual Spring Gala. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (985) 872-0757.

April 20. Ladybug Ball Children’s Festival. Southdown Plantation, Houma. (985) 851-3999.

April 20. Cajun Seasoning: Zydeco Rhythms in the Heart of Acadiana. Parc Sans Souci, Lafayette. Louisianatravel.com/music.

April 20-21. The Third Annual Artmania. Old School House Antique Mall, Washington. (337) 277-2820.

April 21. Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Chauvin. (985) 594-5859.

April 21. Chauvin Folk Art Festival. Chauvin Sculpture Gardens, Chauvin. (985) 493-2500.

April 24-28. Festival International de Louisiane. Downtown, Lafayette. (337) 232-8086.

April 26. Downtown Live After 5. Courthouse Square, Houma. (985) 873-6408.

April 26-28. The 28th Annual Étouffée Festival. Little Flower School Grounds, Arnaudville. (337) 754-5911.

April 26-28. SugarFest High School Rodeo. SugArena, New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.

April 27. American Cancer Society’s Annual Terrebonne Relay for Life. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (985) 851-7719.

April 27. Grillin in the Park. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia. (337) 367-8464.

 

BATON ROUGE/ PLANTATION

March 1-12. The Listening Room Presents: Amina Figarova. Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge. www.artsbr.org.

March 2. Maceo Parker. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

March 6. Jesse Cook. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. (866) 451-2787.

March 6. St. Francisville Spring Stroll. St. Francisville. (225) 635-6162.

March 6-17. Rising Water. LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Baton Rouge. www.swinepalace.org.

March 8. Marc Broussard plus The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

March 9. Krewe of Erin Ponchatoula St. Patrick’s Parade. Downtown, Ponchatoula. (800) 617-4502.

March 9-10. Habitat Home and Garden Show. Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge. (225) 389-4953.

March 9-10. Frisco Fest. San Francisco Plantation, Baton Rouge. (985) 535-2341.

March 9. Stormy Weather – The Lena Horne Project. LSU Student Union Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.unionweb.lsu.edu.

March 10-11. Skippyjon Jones. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

March 12. Danu. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

March 14. The Mixed Bill Spring Concert. Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, Baton Rouge. (225) 766-8379.

March 14-17. Debbie Allen at BR Community College. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

March 15. Amite Oyster Festival. Downtown, Amite. (985) 748-7156.

March 16. Buddy Guy. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

March 17. One Night of Queen. LSU Student Union Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.unionweb.lsu.edu.

March 19. The Vagina Monologues. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

March 20. Michael Fosberg – Incognito. LSU Student Union Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.unionweb.lsu.edu.

March 21. Reveal the Path. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

March 21-24. Zachary Art and Music Festival. Zachary Youth Park & BREC’s Zachary Community Park, Zachary. (225) 654-6777.

March 23. Jake Shimabukuro. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

March 23 – 24. Annual Civil War Re-enactment. Port Hudson State Historic Site, Baton Rouge. (888) 677-3400.

March 24. Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

April 3. BRSO Present Lamar Family Chamber Series III. Baton Rouge Symphony, Baton Rouge. www.brso.org.

April 4. Riders in the Sky. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

April 5. The Hitmen. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

April 10. Tiempo Libre. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

April 11. Jane Monheit. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

April 12. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. Ponchatoula. (800) 917-7045.

April 13. Baton Rouge Blues Festival. Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, Baton Rouge. www.batonrougebluesfestival.org.

April 15. Garrison Keillor. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.manshiptheatre.org.

April 18. Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group. LSU Student Union Theatre, Baton Rouge. www.unionweb.lsu.edu.

 

NEW ORLEANS

March 1-3. Flashdance. Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

March 2-10. New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association/Home Tours. 826 St. Ann St., New Orleans. (504) 581-1367.

March 3. The Irish, Italian, Islenos Parade. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. (504) 931-8772.

March 4. Nunez Community College History Lecture Series. 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette. (504) 278-6422.

March 6. Anders Osborne Plus The Colin Lake Band. Lafayette Square, New Orleans. www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.

March 9. Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1. Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

March 10. Home Tours in the Lower Garden District. Lower Garden District, New Orleans. (504) 581-1367.

March 13. Irish Celebration: Crescent City Celtic Band Plus the McTeggart Irish Dancers. St. Alphonsus Church, New Orleans. www.stalphonsusneworleans.org.

March 13. Bucktown All-Stars Plus Park Row. Lafayette Square, New Orleans. www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.

March 15-17. Samson and Delilah. Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

March 18. Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out! Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

March 18. Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 presented by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. First Baptist Church, Covington. (504) 523-6530.

March 19. Jim Gaffigan: The White Bread Tour. Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

March 20-24. Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival. Downtown, New Orleans. (504) 581-1144.

March 20. Col. Bruce Hampton Plus Andrew Duhon. Lafayette Square, New Orleans. www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.

March 21-24. Louisiana Crawfish Festival/Redfish Cup. Torres Park, Chalmette. (504) 271-0537.

March 22-23. Hammond Smokin’ Blues & BBQ Challenge. Downtown, Hammond. (800) 542-7520.

March 23-24. Congo Square Rhythms Festival. Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans. (504) 558-6100.

March 23. Martha Graham Dance Co. Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

March 23. Hogs for the Cause. City Park Festival Fair Grounds, New Orleans. www.hogsforthecause.org.

March 23. NOLA Mad Dash. New Orleans. www.nolamaddash.com.

March 27. Pajanimals Live: Pajama Playdate. Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

March 27. Marcia Ball Plus Jenn Howard. Lafayette Square, New Orleans. www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.

March 28. Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas World Tour. Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

March 30. Crescent City Classic. Downtown, New Orleans. www.ccc10k.com.

April 3. Irvin Mayfield & the Jazz Playhouse Revue with Special Guest Kermit Ruffins Plus The New Orleans Jazz Institute’s Saturday Music School. Lafayette Square, New Orleans. www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.

April 6. Shostakovich Symphony No. 9. Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

April 6. Broadway at NOCCA Presents Megan Mullally. New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans. www.broadwaynola.com.

April 10. The Mother Hips Plus Jon Roniger. Lafayette Square, New Orleans. www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.

April 11-14. French Quarter Festival. French Quarter, New Orleans. www.fqfi.org.

April 12-14. Madame Butterfly. Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

April 12-14. Great Louisiana Birdfest. Northlake Nature Center, Mandeville. www.northlakenature.org.

April 15. Aces Against Aneurysms Tennis Tournament. Pelican Athletic Club, Mandeville. (504) 261-4895.

April 16-21. Million Dollar Quartet. Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

April 17. The Revivalists Plus Disco Demolition Knights. Lafayette Square, New Orleans. www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.

April 19. Sentimental Journeys 2013: Venetian Carneval. Longue Vue House and Gardens, New Orleans. (504) 293-4723.

April 24. Eric McFadden with Bernie Worrell, Luther Dickenson, Eric Bolivar & Robert Mercurio Plus Dave Jordan Band. Lafayette Square, New Orleans. www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.

April 26-28. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Fair Grounds, New Orleans. nojazzfest.com.


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