The 23rd annual "party with a purpose," ABBA alert, genderbent opera and 22 other entertainment ideas to entertain.
1 JAZZ IN THE PARK > JUNE 1 The free concert series closes out with performances by Grammy winner Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen and Robin Barnes beginning at 5 pm at Armstrong Park. N. Rampart and St. Ann streets; pufap.org
2 AS ONE > JUNE 24 The New Orleans Opera mounts this critically acclaimed chamber piece, in which a baritone and a mezzo-soprano play the sole main character … a transgender woman. Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., 504.529.3000
3 DINNER & A ZOOVIE > JUNE 2, 16 & 30 Gather the kids, grab a blanket and head to the Audubon Zoo for a fun twist on the
drive-in movie. Screenings start at 8 pm; check aubudoninstitute.org for lineup. 6500 Magazine St., 504.581.4629
4 MAMMA MIA! > JUNE 611 ABBA addicts get their fix with this traveling production of the Broadway smash, which has played to more than 54 million fans in 40-plus countries. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., 800.745.3000
5 WWE SMACKDOWN LIVE > JUNE 13 Ready to rumble? World Wrestling Entertainment superstars duke it out at the Smoothie King Center. 1501 Dave Dixon Dr., 800.745.3000
6 FESTIGALS > JUNE 2224 Where contributors Lorin Gaudin and Nora McGunnigle join Colorado Rockies team owner Linda Alvarado and dozens of other speakers for this annual women’s leadership conference at the JW Marriott. 614 Canal St.; festigals.org