April

Our top picks for this month’s events
Ingrid Christie photo

 

David Sedaris

Regular NPR contributor and comic storyteller David Sedaris (“Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day”) will appear at the Orpheum Theater for one night only on April 12, following the release of his newest bestselling book, “Calypso.” Information, OrpheumNOLA.com.

 

Kenner’s Italian Heritage Festival

In its 20th year, Kenner’s Italian Heritage Festival (Festa Italiana) returns April 5-7 to treat visitors to authentic Italian food, rides, games, crafts, and live music including The Topcats, The Molly Ringwalds and The Victory Belles. It will be held on the 400 block of Williams Blvd. from the river to the railroad tracks. Information, ItalianHeritageFestival.com.

 

Freret Street Festival

Produced by the Freret Market, the Freret Street Festival takes over Freret Street from Napoleon to Valmont on April 6. There will be live music, food, drinks, a kids’ activity area, a pet adoption area and a flea market with used CDs, books, and clothing. Information, FreretStreetFestival.org.

 

Bill Maher

The provocative comedian and long-time host of HBO’s satirical current events show “Real Time with Bill Maher” comes to the Saenger Theater on April 6 with his unflinchingly honest and bitingly hilarious stand-up comedy. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.

 


 

CALENDAR

 

March 27-April 14
Azul, Southern Rep. Information, SouthernRep.com.

 

April 3-7
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, Multiple Locations. Information, Nowfe.com.

 

April 3, 10, 17, & 24
YLC Wednesday at the Square, Lafayette Square. Information, YLCNola.org.

 

April 3, 10, 17, & 24
The Victory Belles, BB’s Stage Door Canteen. Information, NationalWW2Museum.org.

 

April 5-7
Jump, Jive, and Wail: The Music of Louis Prima, BB’s Stage Door Canteen. Information, NationalWW2Museum.org.

 

April 6
Cirque Musica, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com.

 

April 8
Double Dare!, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.

 

April 9
Death Cab for Cutie & My Brightest Diamond, Orpheum Theater. Information, OrpheumNOLA.com.

 

April 11-14
French Quarter Fest, French Quarter. Information, Fqfi.org.

 

April 11 & 13
Beethoven Symphony No. 7, Orpheum Theater. Information, OrpheumNOLA.com.

 

April 12
David Sedaris, Orpheum Theater. Information, OrpheumNOLA.com.

 

April 12
12th Annual Big Easy Blues Festival, Lakefront Arena. Information, arena.uno.edu.

 

April 12-14
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.

 

April 15
Pink Martini, Orpheum Theater. Information, OrpheumNOLA.com.

 

April 20
Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic, Champions Square. Information, CCC10K.com.

 

April 21
The Millennium Tour Featuring B2K, Lakefront Arena. Information, arena.uno.edu.

 

April 25-May 5: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds. Information, NOJazzFest.com.

 

April 25-26
Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, The Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com.

 

April 26 & 28
Verdi’s Rigoletto, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com.

 

April 26
JJ Grey & Mofro with Special Guests North Mississippi Allstars, Samantha Fish, Orpheum Theater. Information, OrpheumNOLA.com.

 

April 27
Gov’t Mule, Orpheum Theater. Information, OrpheumNOLA.com.

 

April 27
Big Easy Rollergirls, Lakefront Arena. Information, arena.uno.edu.

 

April 27
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.

 

April 28
Melissa Etheridge, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.

 

April 29-May 1
NOLA Crawfish Festival, Central City BBQ. Information, NOLACrawfishFest.com.


 

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