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By FUN staff

To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.

friDAY, FEB. 1

vino on the bayou: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pitot House, 1440 Moss St.reet, New Orleans. Live music with The Courtyard Kings, wine and book signing with Phil Sandusky. $10, general admission; $5, Landmarks members. Tickets sold at gate only. (504) 482-0312 or http://louisianalandmarks.org.

ochsner goes pink: 5:45 p.m., doors open, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. Live auction with actor Alan Thicke and performance by singer Robin Thicke. Proceeds benefit The Gayle & Tom Benson Cancer Center. (504) 842-9143.

hi speed fashion show: 6 p.m., patron party; 8 p.m.-midnight, main event, Harrah’s Theatre, 228 Poydras St.reet, New Orleans. Fashion by Sak’s Fifth Avenue. Complimentary food and cocktails. Proceeds benefit the Al Copeland Foundation for local cancer research. Tickets start at $45. http://www.alcopelandfoundation.org.

legends of rock and roll gala: 6:30-8 p.m., patron party; 8-11 p.m., main party, Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Entertainment by 1950s celebrity impersonators, live auction, and food by New Orleans’ finest restaurants. Proceeds benefit the Louisiana Museum Foundation. Tickets for the main party start at $75; tickets for the patron party start at $250 for Louisiana Museum Foundation members and $300 for nonmembers. Scholarships available. http://www.thelmf.org or (504) 558-0493.

Jump, Jive & Wail: THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA: 6 p.m., dinner seating, 8 p.m., show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. F“Jump, Jive & Wail” featuringe a cspectacular cast of 10ten who bring to life these legendary songs. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.

???wolves: 8 p.m., The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. (504) 523-9857. http://www.southernrep.com.

retro reprom: 8 p.m.-midnight, Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Guests can wear whatever reminds them of their high school proms. Celebrity and community leader King and Queen contest and music by ELS. Proceeds benefit Boys Town Louisiana. $75. http://www.boystown.org/reprom.

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???house of shock: 7 p.m., box office opens; 8 p.m., haunted house opens, 319 Butterworth St., New Orleans. With music by The Topcats and a performance by The Reverend B Dangerous Side Show. $25, general admission; VIP Fast Pass, $50 ($40 , online); $50, VIP Fast Pass. http://www.houseofshock.com.

ghostly galavant fundraiser: 8-11 p.m., Cabildo, Jackson Square, New Orleans. Gala Halloween costume party. Food and drink from restaurants in the French Quarter. Entertainment by Los Po-Boy Citos. Proceeds benefit Louisiana State Museum. $40, advance; $45, door.

spill: 8 p.m., Nims Black Box Theatre, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Workshop performance of the new play by Leigh Fondakowski about life in Louisiana during the 87 days of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. Talkback with Fondakowski and the cast follows each performance. $20, adults; $15, students and seniors. http://www.noccainstitute.com or (504) 940-2900.

???extravetteganza pre-show party: 7 p.m., Hampton Inn, 56460 Frank Inchon Road, Slidell. Greater New Orleans Corvette Club. For reservations, call (985) 726-9777.

freckleface strawberry the musical: 7:30 p.m., The Lagniappe Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $15, adults; $12, children. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

???legally blonde- the musical: 8 p.m., Main Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $35. Discounts are available for seniors, students, groups and military. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 29sept. 29

???uncf walk for education: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Audubon Park Riverview area behind Audubon Park & Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. 5K walk/run. (504) 581-3794.

walk to end alzheimer’s: 8 a.m., registration; 9:15 a.m., opening ceremony; 9:30 a.m., walk begins, Lakeshore Drive. (shelter #1 to Marconi Drive.), New Orleans. Entertainment and refreshments. Emceed by Margaret Orr. http://www.alz.org/louisiana or (504) 849-9081.

COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 600 Columbia St., Covington. Music by ???The Petty Bones.Jessica MeltzAmadee Frederick. Pot Luck Strong Band.Olga Wilhelmine.http://www.cityofcovingtonla.com.

starlight racing: 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Horse racing under the lights featuring music by Karma in the Clubhouse, New Orleans legend DJ Jubilee in the Miller Time Beer Garden, drink specials, food trucks, pop-up vendors and more. $5, general admission; $10, Clubhouse and Miller Time Beer Garden. (504) 944-5515 or http://www.fairgroundsracecourse.com.

GREASE, SCHOOL EDITION: 7 p.m., Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Edited version suitable for younger audiences. $15. (504) 461-9475.

Wealth by Aristophanes: 8 p.m., Lower Depths Theater, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Translated and adapted by Karen Rose. $12 general admission, $8 students, seniors, Loyola faculty and staff. http://cmfa.loyno.edu.

and the ball and all: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Ricky Graham-penned comedy about the Mystic Krewe of Terpsichore. Becky Allen and Amanda Hebert star as yatty krewe organizers planning their truck float and getting ready for the ball. $26. (504) 461-9475.

A Celebration of Excellence: 10 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. The Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce and The 100 Black Men of America are sponsoring a cocktail chic gala to raise funds to support the efforts of the NFL Youth Education Town (YET) by helping provide mentorship and technical assistance to the Boys & Girls Club. Ages 21 and older. http://www.superbashneworleans2013.com. (347) 333-1086.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2

COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by Chance Casteel, Parker Freeman and John Garcia at 9:30 a.m., fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.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.

GREASE, SCHOOL EDITION: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Edited version suitable for younger audiences. $15. (504) 461-9475.

OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Jonathan Ferrara Gallery: 400a Julia St., New Orleans. Opening reception for Better Dead Than Red, sculpture by David Buckingham, through Feb. 20. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and by appointment, (504) 522-5471. http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com.

Artist’s Reception: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception for artist Mitchell Lonas’ Zelma. On display through March 30. (504) 525-0518 or http://www.callancontemporary.com.

and the ball and all: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Ricky Graham-penned comedy about the Mystic Krewe of Terpsichore. Becky Allen and Amanda Hebert star as yatty krewe organizers planning their truck float and getting ready for the ball. $26. (504) 461-9475.

Wealth by Aristophanes: 8 p.m., Lower Depths Theater, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Translated and adapted by Karen Rose. $12 general admission, $8 students, seniors, Loyola faculty and staff. http://cmfa.loyno.edu.

SUNDAY, FEB. 3

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.

GREASE, SCHOOL EDITION: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Edited version suitable for younger audiences. $15. (504) 461-9475.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6

Lunchbox Lecture: 1-2 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Tommy Lofton presents “North Africa and the Kasserine Pass 70th Anniversary.” (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.

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 A Salute to Our Heroes: 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The vocal trio’s musical journey salutes the military and homefront heroes in all eras. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

carnival with crescent at the cathedral: Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans The Cathedral with Crescent Pie and Sausage Company will sell jambalaya, po-boys, sausages, hot dogs and drinks during the Druids and Nyx parade and will be open for every parade through Rex. Bathroom passes available. Proceeds will benefit the outreach programs of Christ Church Cathedral. (504) 895-6602.

auditions for gypsy and spamalot: 6:30 p.m., Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.RivertownTheaters.com.

ONGOING

Ashé Cultural Arts Center: 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. The New Orleans Chapter of the National Conference of Artists, in partnership with the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History, presents Loving Your Enemies, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Movement, and those working to further peace and human understanding. The exhibition, which runs through March 30, will feature the work of local and national artists. (504) 715-8137.

CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mitchell Lonas’ Zelma on display through March 30. (504) 525-0518 or http://www.callancontemporary.com.

Contemporary Arts Center: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Color Fall Down, photographs by Priya Kambli in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; Where Do We Migrate To?, a group show; Rooted, a mixed-media installation by Ben Diller; Revolve, sculpture by Rontherin Ratliff. (504) 528-3800.

Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. Super Mardi Gras 2013 group show, through Feb. 28. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

LeMieux Galleries: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. A new exhibition of works by sculptor Sean O’Meallie, a former toy inventor who creates highly formed conceptual and pop-based sculptures in wood. The show will remain on view until Feb. 23. Ga; Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights, through Feb. 10. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.

Octavia Art Gallery: 4532 Magazine St., New Orleans. The exhibition Urban Visions by Tulane University architect and artist Grover Mouton presents a compendium of drawings created as part of the design process in a series of projects throughout China and the United States. On display through Feb. 23. http://www.octaviaartgallery.com.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Scholarship Art Contest Exhibition, through Feb. 17. An exhibition of works by high school juniors and seniors who participated in the Foundation’s visual arts contest. The theme was “Louisiana’s Bicentennial,” celebrating 200 years of statehood in 2012. (504) 539-9600.

Poydras Center: 650 Poydras St., New Orleans, Excursions, paintings by Alois “Al”Champagne. Free. (504) 945-2115.

second story gallery: New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Monthly art exhibitions continue with the work of two established artists, Gina Laguna, working in steel and Cynthia Ramirez, a multi-media artist. The exhibition will run through February. (504) 940-1130.To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.

FRIDAY, DEC. 28sept. 28

creole christmas: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1850 House Museum Store, 523 St. Ann St., New Orleans. Self guided tour of five French Quarter historic houses decorated for Christmas. Spring Fiesta House presentations on the history of Creole Christmas and Reveillon. $20, FOC member; $25, general. http://www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at The National WWII Museum: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Sacred Heart Kindergarten Chorus pPatriotic cConcert, Navy Band New Orleans pPerformance and Pearl Harbor rRemembrance Cceremony. Lagniappe Lecture — “71 Years Ago: The Pearl Harbor Attack.” http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

Holiday on the Boulevard: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, Family festival and& holiday marketplace with music. Indoors. Free. (504) 813-9008.

santa’s secret workshop: Noon-8 p.m., 4800 Canal St., New Orleans. An adventure through Santa’s wWorld with the enchanting self workshop, Santa’s jet powered sleigh, magical entertainment, food and beverages. Photos with Santa. $14, children 12 and younger; $20, adults. Family discounts for three3 or more people. http://santassecretworkshop.net.

CHRISTMAS IN TREME’: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Treme Villa, New Orleans African American Museum, 1418 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans. A neighborhood holiday celebration featuring live music by Treme’s own Glen David Andrews and The Congo Square Preservation Society. An evening of holiday music, refreshments and a tree lighting ceremony in the beautiful gardens. (504) 566-1136 or visit http://www.noaam.org.

celebration IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-11 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment. $7; free, children under 3. 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.

The Abandoned Heart Circus: 7 p.m., Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Avatar Movement Dance Co.’s original production follows a young girl whose dark past forces her to choose a new life. $15 and $20. http://www.avatarmovementdanceco.com.

fresh friday: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Theme: dogs. Art, food demonstrations, special cocktails. Proceeds benefit Dag’s House. Email info@spuncrossroads.com.

the pecan cracker: 7:30 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. New Orleans Christmas musical based on the NutThe Nutcrackercracker. $17-$20. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

A Christmas Carol: 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Southern Rep production of Charles Dickens’ classicA Christmas Carol featuringes John “Spud” McConnell as Ebenezer Scrooge. Call (504) 522-6545 or visit http://www.southernrep.com for reservations.

home for the holidays: 7:30 p.m., House of Blues, New Orleans. An evening of music and art benefiting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists. $35. http://www.houseofblues.com or (504) 310-4999.

Mary Poppins: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

“Titanic” and “The Actor’s Nightmare”: 8 p.m., Lupin Theatre, Tulane University, New Orleans. Promethean Theatre Co. presents a double feature of the Christopher Durang short pieces. $20, general admission; $15, students and seniors. (504) 865-5106.

Scrooge in Rouge: 8 p.m., Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulous St., New Orleans. Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman, Yvette Hargis and Jefferson Turner reprise their British Music Hall romp in which a cast of three attempts to stage Dickens’ A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol. (504) 488-1460.

cirque du noel: 8 p.m., Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville. $15. (800) 946-1946.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 mMuseum’s retail store. (504) 528-1944???magnolia dancesport challenge: Westin Canal Place, 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans. Ballroom competition. Spectator tickets, $15. http://www.magnoliadancesport.com.

vino on the bayou: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pitot House, 1440 Moss St., New Orleans. Live music, wine and authors. (504) 482-0312 or http://www.louisianalandmarks.org.