Our top picks for this month’s events
New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane – “Much Ado About Nothing”
From June 14 – 30, visit Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre to see Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” as part of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. The sparring Benedick and Beatrice are two of the Bard’s most memorable creations. Information, NewOrleansShakespeare.org.
“Weird Al” Yankovic
On June 13, comic singer/songwriter Weird Al Yankovic of “Amish Paradise” and “Dare to Be Stupid” fame comes to the Saenger Theater for a night full of music and laughter. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.
Big Top Cake & Pastry Competition
On June 22 at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, professionals, home bakers and students will showcase their finest cake decorating techniques to the public and judges. Attendees get to vote for the winner while sampling some of the delicious cakes. Information, AudubonNatureInstitute.org.
The Rat Pack Now
The National World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen hosts this world-class tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. Shows run from June 14-16. Information, NationalWW2Museum.org.
May 24-June 9
“How to Kill a Diva,” Westwego Performing Arts Theater. Information, jpas.org.
May 28-June 2
“Come From Away,” Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.
May 31-June 2
Symphony Book Fair, UNO Lakefront Arena. Information, arena.uno.edu.
New Orleans Oyster Festival, Woldenberg Park. Information, NOLAOysterFest.org.
Derek Hough, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.
Lany, The Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com.
June 5, 12, 19, 26
The Victory Belles, BB’s Stage Door Canteen. Information, NationalWW2Museum.org.
New Orleans Pride, Multiple Locations. Information, PrideNewOrleans.com.
French Market Creole Tomato Festival, French Market. Information, FrenchMarket.org.
Anderson .Paak, Champions Square. Information, champions-square.com.
“Winehoused: The Amy Celebration,” The Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com.
Party for the Planet Presented by Entergy: World Oceans Day, Aquarium of the Americas. Information, AudubonNatureInstitute.org.
Kinky Boots, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.
Sebadoh, One Eyed Jacks. Information, OneEyedJacks.net.
Big Easy Rollergirls, UNO Lakefront Arena. Information, arena.uno.edu.
Twenty-One Pilots: The Bandito Tour, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com.
NOLA Caribbean Festival, Central City BBQ. Information, NOLACaribbeanFestival.com.
Festigals, Jung Hotel. Information, Festigals.org.
Party for the Planet Presented by Entergy: Pollination Celebration, Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium. Information, AudubonNatureInstitute.org.
Cajun Zydeco Festival, Armstrong Park. Information, JazzAndHeritage.org.
Rob Thomas: Chip Tooth Tour, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com.