Our top picks for this month’s events
John Cleese – Monty Python and the Holy Grail
John Cleese, founding member of the legendary Monty Python comedy troupe, is coming to the Saenger to present the cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail on April 6. Cleese will also tell stories from his career and conduct a Q & A (outrageous questions encouraged). Information, SaengerNOLA.com.
Purple Rain: The Music of Prince
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is teaming with a full rock band to bring audiences the music of “Prince in Purple Rain: The Music of Prince” on April 21 at the Orpheum Theater. The event promises to be a combination of virtuouso performance and dynamic lighting in honor of the beloved rock star. Information, OrpheumNOLA.com.
Tricentennial NOLA Navy Week
From April 19-April 25, ships from the U.S. and around the world will dock at the New Orleans Riverfront for one week as part of the city’s tricentennial celebration. There will be free ship tours and a cook-off between the ships. Information, 2018nola.com.
A Run/Walk Through History
If you want to get some exercise in a beautiful setting, go to historic Metairie Cemetery on April 22 for A Run/Walk Through History. It’s the largest run/walk in a cemetery in the United States. After the race, festivities will include food, beverages and live music featuring the Benny Maygarden Band. Information, NOLArunning.com.
Events, Exhibits & Performances
January 1-June 30
The Church in the Crescent: 300 Years of Catholicism in New Orleans, Old Ursuline Convent. OldUrsulineConventMuseum.com.
March 1- May 28
The Founding Era Exhibit, Historic New Orleans Collection. Hnoc.org.
March 14 – May 30
YLC Wednesday at the Square, Lafayette Square. YLCNola.org.
WWE Hall of Fame, Smoothie King Center. SmoothieKingCenter.com.
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony, Orpheum Theater. OrpheumNOLA.com.
ROH Wrestling Presents Supercard of Honor XII, Lakefront Arena. Arena.uno.edu.
Freret Street Festival, Freret Street. Facebook.com/Freret-Street-Festival-179334215436484.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Mahalia Jackson Theater. MahaliaJacksonTheater.com.
NXT Takeover, Smoothie King Center. SmoothieKingCenter.com.
WWE Monday Night Raw, Smoothie King Center. SmoothieKingCenter.com.
OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark), Civic Theatre. CivicNOLA.com.
WWE Smackdown Live, Smoothie King Center. SmoothieKingCenter.com.
French Quarter Fest, French Quarter. FQFI.org.
Derek Smalls with the LPO: Lukewarm Water Live!, Saenger Theater. SaengerNOLA.com.
Rent, Saenger Theater. SaengerNOLA.com.
Tricentennial Interfaith Prayer Service, St. Louis Cathedral. 2018nola.com/events.
New Orleans Voices of Congo Square, Orpheum Theater. OrpheumNOLA.com.
New Orleans Tricentennial International Weekend, Gallier Hall. 2018nola.com/events.
Mahalia Jackson Theater 75th Anniversary Celebration, Mahalia Jackson Theater. MahaliaJacksonTheater.com.
Maks, Val & Peta: Confidential Live on Tour, Saenger Theater. SaengerNOLA.com.
Trey Anastasio Band, Civic Theatre. CivicNOLA.com.
Zurich Classic, Tournament Players Club. ZurichGolfClassic.com.
Queens of the Stone Age, Saenger Theater. SaengerNOLA.com.
April 27-May 6
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds. NOJazzFest.com.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Saenger Theater. SaengerNOLA.com.