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A guide to festivities around the state. MAY – JUNE

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. New Orleans, May 19-23.

Photo courtesy New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

NORTHERN Louisiana
Through May 12. Horticulture Lecture Series at Barnwell Center. Barnwell Garden & Art Center, Shreveport, 318-673-7703
Through May 23. “Mummies – Secrets of the Pharaohs IMAX.” Sci-Port Discovery Center, Shreveport
Through Sept. 7. “Animalopolis IMAX.” Sci-Port Discovery Center, Shreveport, 318-424-8660
Through Dec. 31. Shreveport-Bossier Chess Club meetings. Barnes & Noble, 6646 Youree Dr., Shreveport; and 2001 Airline Dr., Bossier City, 318-464-2416
May 1-17. “Steele Magnolias.” 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, 318-741-8310
May 2. Benton on the Square History & Folk Art Festival. 414 Sibley St., Benton, 318-965-0798
May 2. “Manon Lescaut.” Riverview Theater and Riverview Hall, Shreveport, 318-227-9503
May 2. Minden Cruisin’ for a Cure Car Show. 802 Goodwill Road, Minden, 318-423-0192
May 3. North LA Team Roping. North Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston, 318-245-8468
May 5. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. 101 Crockett St., Shreveport, 318-688-5553
May 8. Aaron Neville. Dixie Center for the Arts, Ruston 318-255-1450
May 9. Cotton Country Horse Show. North LA Exhibition Center, Ruston 318-243-4941
May 9. The Lead Belly Blues Festival. Festival Plaza, Shreveport, 877-752-3559, www.leadbellybluesfestival.com
May 9. “Awaken the Heart” presented by Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. Shreveport, 318-222-7496
May 10-11. Barksdale Air Show. Barksdale Air Force Base, 841 Fairchild Ave., Barksdale, 318-456-3065
May 16. Ark-La-Tex Paint the Horse Show. North Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston 318-243-4941
May 16. Trails and Trellises Garden Tour. 202 Homer Road, Minden, 318-371-2586
May 16. “Picnic Pops in the Park” presented by Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. Riverview Park, Shreveport, 318-227-8863
May 21-24. Mudbug Madness Festival. Festival Plaza, Shreveport, 800-551-8682
May 24-25. D’arbonne Range Riders Barrel Races. North Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston 318-243-4941
June 10-16. Grambling Juneteenth Heritage Festival. 2045 E. Martin Luther King Ave., Grambling
June 11. Springhill Rodeo Parade. Main Street, Springhill 318-847-4546
June 11-13. 57th Annual Springhill PRCA Rodeo. Rodeo Arena, Springhill 318-464-9399
June 11-21. “Tidewater.” Louisiana State University in Shreveport Theatre, Shreveport, 318-797-5386
June 13. “Author! Author!” Book Festival. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport www.authorauthorshreveport.com
June 14. Northern Louisiana Team Roping. North Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston 318-243-4941
June 19. Squire Creek Peach Festival Dinner Dance. 289 Squire Creek Parkway, Choudrant, 318-768-7000
June 20. Cotton Country Horse Show. North Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston 318-243-4941
June 25-July 25. “Sleeping Beauty” presented by the Peter Pan Players. Shreveport 318-868-9619, peterpanplayers.org
June 26-28. 59th Annual Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival. Railroad Park, Ruston 318-255-2031
June 26-27. Ark-La-Tex Team Penning. North Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston 318-243-4941
June 27. LehrerDance Project Performance. Strand Theatre, Shreveport, 318-226-8555, Lehrerdance.org
June 27-28. Louisiana Peach Festival. Ruston, 318-255-2031, 800-392-9032
June 28. Sunflower Trail and Festival. Highway 3049, Main Street, Gilliam

CENTRAL LOUISIANA
Through May 2. Cane River Back Roads Exhibition. Old Courthouse Museum, 600 Second St., Natchitoches 318-357-2270
Through May 3. Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival Show and Exhibit. First United Methodist Church, 2727 Jackson St., Alexandria, 318-443-5696, www.fumca.org
Through May 23. Clyde Downs. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, 318-443-3458
Through May 23. Gin Taylor. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, 318-443-3458
Through May 29. After School Program. Teen Activity Center, Alexandria, 318-449-5228
Through June 6. Red Hot Jams. 321 Desoto St., Alexandria, 318-442-6463
Through June 27. Protools: “How To” Session with Adrian Chandler. 321 Desoto St., Alexandria, 318-442-6463
Through June 27. Bayou Kids Club at Alexandria Mall. Alexandria Mall, JC Penny Court, 318-448-0227
May 1. Jazz on Jackson. First United Methodist Church, Alexandria, 318-443-5696, www.fumca.org
May 1. Jazz on Jackson. First United Methodist Church, Alexandria, 318-443-5696, www.fumca.org
May 1-3. NSU Demons vs. Central Arkansas Baseball. Brown-Stroud Field, Natchitoches 318-357-4268
May 2-June 27 (Saturdays). Cane River Green Market. Natchitoches, 318-352-2746, www.canerivergreenmarket.com
May 2. “Expressions of Passion” presented by Rapides Symphony Orchestra. Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, Alexandria, 318-442-9709
May 2. “Alexandria Afire!” Kent Plantation House, Alexandria 318-487-5998
May 2-June 27. Saturday Night Classic Double Features. Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville, 318-472-6255.
May 3-8. ABA Military National Bass Championship. Red River, 318-256-777-6045, www.americanbassanglers.com
May 5-26. Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals with Ron Broussard. 321 Desoto St., Alexandria 318-442-6463
May 7. Summer Splash Fair. Alexandria Convention Hall, Alexandria, 318-473-1379, 318-449-5228
May 8-9. Cochon de Lait Festival. Main Street, Mansura, 318-964-2887, www.cochondelait.com
May 8-9. Zwolle Loggers and Forestry Festival. Zwolle, 318-645-4307
May 8-9. Cenla Baseball “Mom’s Day Classic” Tournament. Johnny Downs Sports Complex, 318-730-9690, www.cenlayba.org
May 8-11. Pelican State Jr. Open Tennis Championship sponsored by U.S. Tennis Association. Alexandria Aquatic and Racquet Club, Alexandria 318-623-0578, www.usta.com
May 9. COAST 8 & Under Swim Meet. ASH Swimming Pool, Alexandria, 318-443-3688, www.louisianaswimming.org
May 13-16. LHSAA Class A, B and C State Baseball. Bringhurst Ballpark, Alexandria 451-0374 or www.lhsaa.org
May 15-17. Red River Marine Bass Tournament. Alexandria, 318-487-1274, www.fishingworld.com
May 15-17. Tunica Biloxi Pow Wow. Tunica Biloxi Reservation, Marksville, 800-946-1946
May 16. Men Who Cook recipe tasting. Alexandria, 318-473-2670
May 16. NSU Demon Track & Field NCAA Regional Qualification Meet. NSU Walter Ledet Track Complex, Natchitoches 318-357-4268
May 16-17. USFA Softball Tournament. Alexandria, 318-949-1853, www.usfastpitch.com
May 19, June 16. Enviroschool For Communities. Broadway Community Center, 712 Broadway Ave.  225-219-0877
May 22-23. LHSCA All Star Softball Tournament. Louisiana College, 337-224-6985, www.lhsaa.com
May 23. Fleur de Lis Memorial Day Weekend Craft Show. Natchitoches Event Center, 750 Second Street, Natchitoches 318-352-6068
May 23. CMN “Fish for Kids” Bass Tournament. Alexandria, 318-448-4952
May 23-24. Cenla Baseball “North vs. South” Tournament. Ward 9 Sportsplex, Alexandria, 318-730-9690, www.cenlayba.org
May 24. 3rd Annual Memorial Day USO Big Band Celebration. Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, Alexandria, 318-443-4718, www.louisiana-arts.org
May 26-Aug. 7. YWCA Summer Day Camp. Alexandria, 318-442-3397
May 29-30. LHSCA All-Star Baseball Tournament. Bringhurst Ballpark, Alexandria, 318-451-0374, www.lhsaa.org.
May 30-31. USFA Softball Tournament. Alexandria Youth Complex, Alexandria, 318-949-1853, www.usfastpitch.com
May 30-31. CMN Telecast. Cabrini Hospital Outpatient Center, Alexandria, 318-448-4952
May 30. City-Wide Health Fair. Frank O. Hunter Park, Alexandria, 318-473-1379
June 1-30. Elvis Presley Tribute. Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville, 318-472-6255, 800-677-3600
May 26-Aug. 7. YWCA Summer Day Camp. Alexandria, 318-442-3397
June 1-July 31. YWCA Swimming Lessons. YWCA of Alexandria-Pineville, 318-442-3397
June 1-5. Lilly Oncology on Canvas 2009 World Tour. CHRISTUS Cabrini Cancer Center, 318-466-6074
June 2-July 31. Swim Classes. Peabody Magnet High School, Alexandria, 318-641-8914, 318-445-6717
June 2-30. Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals with Ron Broussard. 321 Desoto St., Alexandria, 318-442-6463
June 4-25. R & B Jam with Dynamic Jake. 321 Desoto St., Alexandria, 318- 442-6463.
June 5. Exhibit Reception. 1330 Main St., Alexandria, 318-473-2670
June 5-July 2. Photographers Guild. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, 318-443-3458
June 5-Aug. 15. Suzanne Chamlin. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, 318-443-3458
June 6-7. St. Rita Church’s 6th Annual USO Show-Dessert Theatre, “Back to Broadway.” St. Rita’s Holy Family Center, 4401 Bayou Rapides Road, 318-445-7141
June 6-7. COAST Summer Invitational Swim Meet. Alexandria Aquatic & Racquet Club, Alexandria, 318-443-3688, www.louisianaswimming.org
June 12-14. USSSA State Baseball Tournament. Ward 9 Sportsplex, Alexandria, 318-729-6164, www.natchitochesusssa.com
June 12-14. Louisiana Corn Festival. Bunkie, 318-346-2575, www.bunkie.org
June 13-14. USFA Softball Tournament. Alexandria Youth Complex, Alexandria, 318-949-1853, www.usfastpitch.com
June 16. Enviroschool For Communities. Broadway Community Center, 712 Broadway Ave., 225-219-0877
June 17-20. 2009 Coca-Cola/Wal-Mart Open. OakWing Golf Club, Alexandria, 318-561-0260
June 17-28. “Once Upon a Mattress.” Hearn Stage, Kress Theatre, Alexandria, 318-473-6573
June 20-21. USFA Softball Tournament. Alexandria Youth Complex, Alexandria, 318-949-1853, www.usfastpitch.com
June 22-26. Jane in June Camp for Girls. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria, 318-487-5998
June 26-28. Beauregard Watermelon Festival. Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds, Beauregard, 800-738-5534

CAJUN COUNTRY
Through May 1. “Chagall for Children.” Children’s Museum of Acadiana, Lafayette, 337-232-8500, www.childrensmuseumofacadiana.com
Through May 30. Rendez-Vous des Cajuns Cajun Radio & TV Show. Liberty Theatre, Eunice, 337-457-7389, www.eunice-la.com
Through May 30. “Pistols: Dazzling Firearms at the Autry National Center.” Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, 337-482-2278, www.museum.louisiana.edu
Through May 31. Opelousas Spring Music and Market Series. Farmer’s Market, Opelousas, www.cityofopelousas.com
Through June 13. Ronnie Collins Exhibit. W. H. Tupper Museum, Jennings, 337-821-5532, www.cityofjennings.com
Through June 13. “Memories of World War II.” 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center, Lake Charles, 337-491-9147
Through June 13. Second Saturday ArtWalks. Lafayette, 337-291-5566
Through June 28. Sunday Dances at Vermilionville. Lafayette, 337-233-4077, 866-992-2968.
April 28-May 10. Contraband Days Pirate Festival. Lake Charles, 337-436-5508, www.contrabanddays.com
April 30-May 3. Thibodaux Fireman’s Fair. Thibodaux, 985-446-3247
May 1. Bach Lunch. Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium, Lafayette, 337-291-5544, 337-291-5581
May 1. Dance, Comedy, Fried Chicken, Beer & Art Sale. Parra Ballroom, Lake Charles, 337-475-5123, www.banners.org
May 1-3. Garfish Festival. Baldwin, 337-923-4272
May 1-3. Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. Parc Hardy, Breaux Bridge, 337-332-6655, www.bbcrawfest.com
May 1-3. Orchid Show and Plant Sales. Southland Mall, Houma, 985-594-4050
May 1-3. Team Roping USA. West Calcasieu Arena, Sulphur, 337-528-9378, www.westcalarena.com
May 1-June 12. “Vision/Verse” Exhibit. Imperial Calcasieu Museum, 204 W. Sallier St., Lake Charles, 337-439-3797, www.imperialcalcasieumuseum.org
May 2. Bonne Terre Garden Fair. 1208 Museum Dr., Houma, 985-446-1316
May 2. 13th Annual Celebration of Herbs & Gardens. Sunset, 337-662-5225, www.cajuntravel.com
May 2-4. “The Velveteen Rabbit.” Central School Theatre, Lake Charles, 337-433-7323
May 2-5. Old Time Trade Days. Kershaw’s Cajun Village, 3401 E. Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles, www.kershawscajunvillage.com
May 6-7. “Hansel & Gretel.” ACTS Theatre, Lake Charles, 337-433-2287
May 8. Chorale Acadienne presents “Moonlight & Music.” The City Club at River Ranch, Lafayette, 337-269-8874, www.choraleacadienne.com
May 8, 10. Louisiana Choral Foundation’s America Dance!. Lake Charles-Boston Academy of Learning, Lake Charles, 337-491-9348
May 8-9. South Cameron High School Rodeo. West Calcasieu Arena, Sulphur, 337-528-9378
May 9. Spring Fling Rodeo Series. Houma Air Base Arena, 221 Moffet Road, Houma, 985-232-0001
May 9. “Poking Fun” Exhibit. Imperial Calcasieu Museum, 204 W. Sallier St., Lake Charles, 337-439-3797, www.imperialcalcasieumuseum.org
May 11-14. City Health Fair. Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr., Lake Charles, 337-491-1256
May 14-17. Starks Mayhaw Festival. Highways 12 & 109, Starks, 337-743-6291, 337-786-6251
May 15-16. Relay for Life. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, 337-433-5817
May 15-17. Ninth Annual Parade of Rods. 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma, 985-532-2777
May 15, 22, 29, June 5. Downtown at Sundown. Lake Charles, 337-436-9588
May 16. McNeese State University Graduation. Burton Coliseum, McNeese State, Lake Charles, 337-526-4040
May 17-24. NBHA District 3 Barrel Race. West Calcasieu Arena, Sulphur, 337-528-9378, www.westcalarena.com
May 19, June 16. Little Britches Rodeo Open 4D Barrel Race. West Calcasieu Arena, Sulphur, 337-528-9378, www.westcalarena.com
May 22-23. Sulphur Heritage Days. Heritage Square, 1211 Benton St., Sulphur, 337-527-4500
May 23-31. Cajun Heartland State Fair. Cajundome, Lafayette, 337-265-2100, www.cajundome.com
May 24. Lafayette Concert Band presents: “Songs of Remembrance.” Lafayette, 337-989-1279, www.lcband.org
May 24. Bunk Johnson Jazz Fest. New Iberia, 337-560-5595, www.bunkjohnson.org
May 26, June 23. Calcasieu Parish High School Rodeo. West Calcasieu Arena, Sulphur, 337-528-9378, www.westcalarena.com
May 30. Cajun French Music Association’s Annual Music Festival. Northwest Pavilion, Eunice, 337-580-3417, www.cajuntravel.com
May 30. Splash Bash 2009. City Park, New Iberia, 337-367-7627, www.iberiatravel.com
May 30. Delta Downs Derby. Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, Vinton, 337-589-7441
June 1-29 (Mondays). Catch-a-Concert. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, 337-474-7968
June 5-7. Annual Opelousas Spice & Music Festival. Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, Opelousas, 337-948-5227, www.opelousasspiceandmusicfestival.com
June 5-Aug. 15. “We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.” 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center, 1001 Ryan St., Lake Charles, 337-491-9147
June 6-7. Gheens Bon Mange Festival. 1936 Louisiana Highway 654, Gheens, 985-532-6755
June 6-7. Calcasieu Kennel Dog Show. Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, 337-598-2102
June 6-8. Church Point Buggy Festival. 887 E. Ebey, Church Point, 337-684-2739
June 7. Horse Show. Houma Air Base Arena, 221 Moffet Road., Houma, 985-991-1005
June 11-12. Chew’s Multi-Cultural Hair Affair and Expo. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, 337-540-7617, www.chewshairaffair.com
June 11-13. Montegut Lion’s Club 50th Annual Speckled Trout Rodeo. 164 S. Legion Dr., Montegut, 985-594-2437
June 19. Juneteenth. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, 337-491-9955
June 19-20. Krewe of Houmas Invitational Saltwater Fishing Rodeo. Cocodrie, 985-226-8788
June 19-21. Krewe of Terreanians Fishing Rodeo. Houma Municipal Auditorium, Houma, 985-209-8744
June 20. “Beatle Mania” featuring “Satisfaction: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones.” Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma, 985-851-1020
June 20. Juneteenth Folklife Celebration. Farmer’s Market, Highway 190 W., Opelousas, 337-948-9884, www.cajuntravel.com
June 20-21. Tee-Caillou Lions Fishing Rodeo & Fair. Lions Club, Montegut, 985-594-2571
June 26. Downtown Live After 5. Houma, 985-873-6408
June 26-27. “La Festivale de la Viande Boucanee” aka Smoked Meat Festival. Ville Platte, 337-363-6700, www.smokedmeatfestival.com
June 26-28. Down Da Bayou Festival. Knights of Columbus Home, Dulac, 985-855-1670
June 27. Patriot’s Ball. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, 337-474-7968
June 29. Think Pink Festival. Lafayette, 337-725-3639
June 30-July 4. Erath 4th of July Celebration. Erath, 337-937-5585, www.erath4.com

BATON ROUGE/PLANTATION COUNTRY
Through May 3. “Love’s Labour’s Lost” presented by LSU Baton Rouge. Swine Palace Productions – Reilly Theatre, Baton Rouge, 225-578-9274
Through June 30. “Stars!” Louisiana Arts & Science Museum – Irene Pennington Planetarium, Baton Rouge, 225-344-5272
Through June 30. Southern University Museum presents “From Shackles to the White House.” Southern University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, 225-771-4513, www.sus.edu
Through Nov. 25. “The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather.” Louisiana Arts & Science Museum – Irene Pennington Planetarium, Baton Rouge, 225-344-5272
May 1-3. Third Annual May Festival. Lutcher Recreation Park, Lutcher, 225-623-9751
May 2. Fest for All. Baton Rouge, 225-344-8558, www.artsbr.org/fest-for-all.html
May 2. Art Car Parade. Baton Rouge, 225-383-1470
May 2. Baton Rouge Arts Market. Main Street, Baton Rouge, 225-344-8558
May 7. “Manship de Mayo” Benefit. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge, 225-344-0334
May 7-10. ZFest. 1650 Mt. Pleasant Road, Zachary, 225-654-6777, www.zfest.us
May 8. “Hot Art, Cool Nights” at Mid City Art Hop. Baton Rouge, 225-924-6437
May 8. The Hippy Smith Band, live. Galvez Plaza, Baton Rouge, 225-389-5520
May 9. Scottish Heritage Festival. Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville, 888-376-1867, 225-635-3110
May 11. Mother’s Day at the Zoo. 3601 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge, 225-775-3877
May 15-17. Louisiana All Veterans Reunion. State Fair Grounds, Baton Rouge, 225-906-6703
May 21-24. Jambalaya Festival. Gonzales, 225-647-2937, www.jambalayafestival.org
May 22. Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, live. Galvez Plaza, Baton Rouge, 225-389-5520
May 25. Port Hudson’s Memorial Day Salute. Port Hudson, Zachary, 888-677-3400
June 6. LA Night Jam. Bennett’s Boat & Ski, Baton Rouge, 225-654-9306, www.lanightjam.com
June 6-7. Juneteenth Celebration. 7260 Park St., St. James, 800-367-7852
June 10. “Keep Cool with Mints.” Baton Rouge Garden Center, 225-296-8008
June 12-14. “The Day the War Stopped.” St. Francisville, 225-635-4224
June 12-14. Juneteenth Family Reunion and Festival. Louisiana Square, Donaldsonville, 225-474-5553
June 13. Civil War at Oakley. 11788 Hwy 965, St. Francisville, 888-677-2838
June 13-20. 60th Annual Dodge Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 Landry Road, Gonzales, 337-249-6141
June 19-28. “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge, 225-344-0334, www.manshiptheatre.org
June 20. Williams & Lee Summer Fest Juneteenth. 1631 Louisiana Ave., Port Allen, 225-344-2920
June 27-28. Classic Arms Gun & Knife Show. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 Landry Road, Gonzales, 225-621-1700

GREATER NEW ORLEANS
Through May 3. 40th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. New Orleans Fair Grounds, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, 504-522-4786
Through May 3. “Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey” presented by Disney On Ice. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, 504-522-5555
Through September 13. “In the Spirit: The Photography of Michael P. Smith” presented by the Historic New Orleans Collection. The Williams Gallery, 533 Royal St., 504-523-4662
Through Oct. 8. Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series. Botanical Garden, Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, New Orleans, 504-483-9386
Through Nov. 28. Arts Market of New Orleans. Palmer Park, New Orleans, 504-523-1465
Through December 30. The Louisiana State Museum and the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club present “From Tramps to Kings.” The Presbetere, 751 Chartres St., 504-568-6968, www.lsm.crt.state.la.us
May 1. Whitney Zoo-to-Do. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, 504-861-6160, www.auduboninstitute.org
May 1. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta featuring Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown. Royal Sonesta, 300 Bourbon St., New Orleans, 504-578-1994
May 1-2. “Joint’s Jumpin’” presented by Harrah’s New Orleans. Harrah’s Theatre, New Orleans, 504-533-6600
May 1-2. Umphrey’s McGee presented by the House of Blues. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans, 504-310-4999
May 1-3. Our Lady of Prompt Succor Tomato Festival. 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette, 504-271-2953, www.olpsschool.org/TomatoFest.html
May 1-3. Little Red Church Food and Fun Festival. Destrehan, 985-764-6383
May 2. Irvin Mayfield, Live. Royal Sonesta, 300 Bourbon St., 504-578-1994
May 3. An Evening with Led Zeppelin presented by the House of Blues. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans, 504-310-4999
May 6. A Mothers Day Gift from the Garden. City Park Couturie Forest Nature Trail and Arboretum, New Orleans, 504-483-9473
May 6-31. “Shotgun.” The Shops at Canal Place, New Orleans, 504-522-6545
May 8. Patti LaBelle presented by Dillard University. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, 504-522-5555
May 9. Asian Heritage Festival. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 800 774-7394, 504-581-4629
May 10. Mother’s Day/International Migratory Bird Day. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, 504-861-2537
May 17. Art & Soul 2009 Gala. New Orleans, 504-940-2900
May 19-23. New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. New Orleans, 504-529-9463, www.nowfe.com
May 21. NOWFE Inaugural Celebrity Chef Gala. Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, New Orleans, 504-533-6600, www.nowfe.com
May 21. An Evening with Queensryche. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans, 504-310-4999
May 21. “Feastival” Celebrity Chef Tasting. Harah’s New Orleans Theatre, New Orleans, 504-533-6600
May 21. Inaugural Celebrity Chef Gala. Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, New Orleans, 504-533-6600
May 22-23. Bayou Boogaloo. New Orleans, 504-488-3865
May 22-24. Plaquemines Parish Heritage and Seafood Festival. Louisiana’s Medal of Honor Park, Belle Chasse, 504-394-6328, www.plaqueminesparishfestival.com
June 5. Kids Fest Children’s Art Festival. Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell
June 12-14. Louisiana Seafood Festival/New Orleans Vieux-to-Do. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 504-587-7788, 504-952-4168, www.louisianaseafood.com
June 14. Greater New Orleans Floral Trail. Metairie, 504-455-7419

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