New Orleans calendar for Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2012

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FRIDAY, NOV. 30
CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-11 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment, synthetic ice rink. $7; free, children under 3. Thirty-minute skate session, $5. http://celebrationintheoaks.com
Dirt, Dust and Trees: 7:30 p.m., The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. A jazz tribute to Ernest Gaines, written by Irvin Mayfield and performed by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. $15, students; $25, general admission; $40, premium seating. http://www.thejoytheater.com or (504) 301-9006.
Book Signing: 1 p.m.-2 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., Alex Kershaw will sign copies of his latest book, The Liberator: One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau, in the museum’s retail store. (504) 528-1944

SATURDAY, DEC. 1
COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 600 Columbia St., Covington. Music by Jessica Meltz. http://www.cityofcovingtonla.com.
Le MarchÉ des fÊtes: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pitot House, 1440 Moss St., New Orleans. Holiday boutique featuring handmade art and accessories, food, holiday plants and garden accessories. Photographs with Papa Noël and live entertainment. http://www.louisianalandmarks.org.
Covington Art Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. Featuring a variety of work from local and regional artists. (985) 892-8650 or http://www.sttammanyartassociation.org.
victory corps saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Explore and learn about WWII history through touching artifacts from the war that changed the world. Staffed by teen volunteers. (504) 528-1944, ext. 304.
Art in Motion: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, 2362 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Indoor artist market with fine art, crafts and fashion along with live demonstrations. For more information, email info@spuncrossroads.com.
BROTHER MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL LADIES OF THE SHIELD HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: noon-3 p.m., Place Pontchartrain and Woodlake neighborhoods. Four homes on tour. (504) 284-6700 or http://www.brothermartin.com.
lighting of the oaks: 4 p.m., 510 E. Boston St., Covington. Christmas caroling, Santa’s arrival, lighting of the majestic oaks. Free.
CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-11 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment, synthetic ice rink. $7; free, children under 3. 30-minute skate session, $5. http://celebrationintheoaks.com
The Victory Belles present Magical Musical Christmas: 6 p.m., dinner seating, 8 p.m., show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The vocal trio journey to the North Pole in search of Santa, singing favorite songs of the season along the way. Advance ticket purchase required. (504) 528-1943 or http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2
Salvage Sunday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fatoush Restaurant, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Artists bring discarded materials back to life. See artists and craftspeople while enjoying an exotic belly dancing brunch. For more information, email info@spuncrossroads.com.
The Victory Belles present Magical Musical Christmas: 11:30 a.m., buffet seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The vocal trio journey to the North Pole in search of Santa, singing favorite songs of the season along the way. Advance ticket purchase required. (504) 528-1943 or http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment, synthetic ice rink. $7; free, children under 3. Thirty-minute skate session, $5. http://celebrationintheoaks.com

MONDAY, DEC. 3
CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment, synthetic ice rink. $7; free, children under 3. 30-minute skate session, $5. http://celebrationintheoaks.com

TUESDAY, DEC. 4
CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment, synthetic ice rink. $7; free, children under 3. Thirty-minute skate session, $5. http://celebrationintheoaks.com

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5
WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m.-noon, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Curator Eric Rivet leads a program on the uniforms and equipment used by the U.S. and Germany in World War II. Free with admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
The Victory Belles present Magical Musical Christmas: 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The vocal trio journey to the North Pole in search of Santa, singing favorite songs of the season along the way. Advance ticket purchase required. (504) 528-1943 or http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
Lunchbox Lecture: noon, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Lindsey Barnes presents “Reliving the War Through One Soldier’s Letters.” Bring lunch or come for the lecture. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
Film Screening — “The Great Escape”: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. This 1963 film is about an escape by Allied prisoners of war from a German POW camp during World War II, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment, synthetic ice rink. $7; free, children under 3. Thirty-minute skate session, $5. http://celebrationintheoaks.com

THURSDAY, DEC. 6
CONCERT BY BELLE CHASSE PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR: noon, Lobby of the Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal St., New Orleans. Free. http://www.astorneworleans.com.
CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment, synthetic ice rink. $7; free, children under 3. Thirty-minute skate session, $5. http://celebrationintheoaks.com

ONGOING
LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM-CABILDO: 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb Pottery of New Orleans, major exhibition of Newcomb art pottery, through September 2013. (504) 568-6968 or http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/cabildo.aspx.
Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center: 1618 Oretha Castle Hailey Blvd., New Orleans. Film schedule: Detropia, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1-3 and 5-6 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4; Least Among Saints, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2. Project X, special free screening with chili and jambalaya and photos with the cast, 3 p.m. Dec. 2 (doors open at 2 p.m.) Performance by Cactus Truck, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Cry of the Third Eye, 9:15 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6. $8, adults; $7, students and seniors; $6, Zietgeist members and children 16 and younger. http://www.zeitgeistinc.net or (504) 352-1150.
National World War II Museum: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Guests Of The Third Reich: American POWs In Europe, through Feb. 3, 2013. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
New Orleans Museum of Art: One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Make Yourself at Home, works by Jim Richard, through Feb. 24; ‘FOREVER’ Mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 2013; Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights, through Feb. 10, 2013; Lifelike, through Jan. 27, 2013. Photography, Sequence, & Time, through Dec. 2. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org