Reflecting on Katrina Decade
With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this month, look for many reflections of the storm and the ensuing decade – including art exhibits at Ogden (“The Rising,” through Sept. 20) and NOMA (“Ten Years Gone,” though Sept. 7), and photography displays at City Park (“Katrina+10: A Park Remembers,” through September) and at the Old Ursuline Convent Museum (“Katrina: A Resurrection Journey,” through Sept. 4). The Joy Theater hosts a weekend of performances reflecting in the decade after the storm: Katrina: Mother-in-Law of ’Em All, set at Ernie and Antoinette K-Doe’s titular Tremé lounge; “1927 Flood: Songs My Father Taught To Me,” a concert by Sunpie Barnes; and Tom Neff’s photography exhibit “Holding Out and Hanging On: Surviving Hurricane Katrina.” Aug. 28-29. Information,

A Play That Will Rock
Local theater company Cripple Creek Theater, known for staging politically minded productions, this month presents a production of Marc Blitzstein’s 1937 political opera The Cradle Will Rock. Appropriate for this play about corporate greed and corruption, Cripple Creek will present the production for free at Marigny Opera House as part of its The Civilian Theatre Project, Aug. 7-23. Information,

Bringing it to the Table
Temple Grandin, the autism and human livestock practices advocate famously portrayed by Claire Danes in a TV movie, will deliver the keynote address at the third annual Farm to Table International Conference at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Aug. 7-10. Geared toward culinary professionals and stakeholders, events such as chefs demos and the Chefs Taste Challenge, which kicks off the event, is fun for food professionals and foodies alike. Information,


through Aug. 16. The Tennessee Williams Theater Company of New Orleans presents Kingdom of Earth, Metropolitan Community Church of New Orleans. Information,
Aug. 5. Wednesdays on the Point featuring Rebirth Brass Band, Algiers Ferry Landing. Information,
Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27. Thursdays at Twilight concerts, City Park Botanical Gardens. Information,
Aug. 6. Raekwon and Ghostface Killa in concert, House of Blues. Information,
Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Foundation Free Fridays concerts, Tipitina’s. Information,
Aug. 8-10. Farm to Table International Conference, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Information,
Aug. 8. New Orleans Hash House Harriers’ Red Dress Run. Information,
Aug. 8. Dirty Linen Night, Royal Street. Information,
Aug. 14 Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri in concert, Champions Square. Information,
Aug. 16. New Orleans Sushi Fest, Lakefront Arena. Information,
Aug. 16. Incubus and Deftones in concert, Champions Square. Information,
Aug. 22 and 30. Saints pre-season games, Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Information,
Aug. 28. Lil Weezyana Fest with Lil Wayne, Hot Boys and Mannie Fresh. Information,
Sept. 2-7. Southern Decadence, French Quarter. Information,