New Orleans Area

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.

FRI

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.

DAY, FEB. 15

venus in fur: 8 p.m, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Performance by the Southern Rep Theatre. $30. http://www.southernrep.com or (504) 522-6545.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16

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

bayou gardens camellia open house: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex Headquarters, 61389 La. 434, Lacombe. Talks and demonstrations. Visitors may explore the grounds on their own or attend one of the free guided tours that will take place every hour. Live camellia plants will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges. (985) 882-2025 or email david_stoughton@fws.gov.

annual Girl Scout Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. All levels of Girl Scouts and their families welcome for activities and special pricing for Scouts in uniform are available throughout the day at the museum. For more information, email lauren.handley@nationalww2museum.org or call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.

SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE: A WOMAN’S POINT OF VIEW: 2 p.m., New Orleans Auction Galleries, 510 Julia St., New Orleans. Free gallery tour and talk discussing the significance of women artists in the American South. (504) 558-1790

venus in fur: 8 p.m, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Performance by the Southern Rep Theatre. $30. http://www.southernrep.com or (504) 522-6545.

SUNDAY, FEB. 17

usa dance chapter dance: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., New Orleans. Dance lesson at 1:30 p.m. Mixer dances and an exhibition by the Jefferson Parish School Dance Program students. Music by Jim Steven. Bring snacks to share. $10, USAD members; $12, nonmembers; $5, students under age 21. (504) 258-2220 or (504) 607-1041.

venus in fur: 3 p.m, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Performance by the Southern Rep Theatre. $30. http://www.southernrep.com or (504) 522-6545.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20

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.

Lunchbox Lecture: noon-1 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Tom Gibbs presents “Iwo Jima: The First Five Days.” (504) 528-1944, ext 229.

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 trio’s musical journey salutes the military and homefront heroes in all eras. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

ThurSDAY, FEB. 21

New Orleans History & Heritage Tour: Itinerary includes touring the galleries of the museum, the Kushner Restoration Pavilion, the 4-D film “Beyond All Boundaries” and the American Sector restaurant and Soda Shop. Outside the museum, participants will tour the historic city and enjoy New Orleans cuisine. Highlights include a dinner cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat Natchez and shopping and exploring amidst the architectural treasures of the French Quarter. http://www.ww2museumtours.org.

Film Screening — “Stalag 17” (1953): 6:30 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. (504) 528-1944, ext. 229. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

venus in fur: 8 p.m, Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Performance by the Southern Rep Theatre. $30. http://www.southernrep.com or (504) 522-6545.

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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.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. Swamp to Swamp: Works by MILAGROS until Sunday, April 6. (504) 528-3800.

Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. Super Mardi Gras 2013 group show, through Thursday, 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 Saturday, Feb. 23Feb. 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.

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.