Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live
February 19-20, Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live returns to New Orleans with three shows at the Smoothie King Center. Fans of all ages will thrill at the expanded lineup of epic monster trucks brought to life. There will be real-life versions of classic designs like Bone Shaker, Tiger Shark and V8 Bomber. The event will also feature brand new designs like Bigfoot Midwest Madness, the first-ever collaboration between Hot Wheels and Bigfoot. The car-eating, fire-breathing Megasaurus will make an appearance, as will high-flying freestyle motocross riders.
The kid-friendly show will also feature the Crash Zone Pre-Show Party before every performance. It will give fans access to the competition floor to see the outrageous size and designs of the monster trucks. Crash Zone attendees will receive an autograph card and souvenir passes (Crash Zone passes will be sold separately).
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit HotWheelsMonsterTrucksLive.com.
Disney’s classic tale of sisters Anna and Elsa will be live on stage at the Saenger Theatre Feb. 10-20. It features both beloved songs from the original film and an expanded score for the stage version. SaengerNOLA.com
“The Pursuit of Salvation: Jain Art From India”
On loan at the New Orleans Museum of Art until May 15, this exhibition features art displaying beliefs of India’s Jain faith. Jainism is a belief centered around nonviolence and karma, and these beliefs inform the artworks. NOMA.org
Mozart and Haydn
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2021-22 season continues with a performance of favorites from Mozart and Haydn, Feb. 2 at the Orpheum Theatre. Carlos Miguel Prieto will conduct the orchestra with Anne Marie McDermott on piano. OrpheumNOLA.com
Set in summer of 1943, “Fly” tells the story of four of the almost 1,000 Black airmen trained in Tuskegee, Alabama to serve in World War II. This is the New Orleans premiere of a show that was commissioned in 2005 by the Lincoln Center Institute. It will play Feb. 4-13 at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center. jpas.org
“I Came All This Way To Meet You”
It’s a challenge for anyone to unlock their own creativity when they’re struggling with the stresses and worries of the modern world. New Orleans-based writer Jami Attenberg’s book “I Came All This Way To Meet You” is a memoir about Attenberg’s life and how she learned to embrace her own creativity.
Attenberg grew up as the daughter of a traveling salesman from the Midwest. She developed an early wanderlust and traveled across the United States and many foreign countries. In her book, she reflects on these journeys as well as issues like mortality, friendship, independence, class, drive, and making it in the world as a single woman. She also examines how she grew as a writer and nurtured her own creativity along the way.
“I Came All This Way To Meet You” is a moving exploration of art, individuality, and finding a home in the world from a writer “Kirkus Reviews” called “the poet laureate of difficult families.”
Krewe du Vieux
The French Quarter’s satirical Krewe du Vieux will (cross fingers) roll Feb. 12 (knock wood) to mark the return of parade season (praying to deities of every religion) after 2020 parades were cancelled due to COVID-19. In this year’s parade, New Orleans health director Dr. Jennifer Avegno will serve as the parade’s queen.
Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black
Country music singers and real-life spouses Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black will be performing at the Orpheum Theater for one night only on Valentine’s Day. OrpheumNOLA.com