New Orleans-area calendar for Aug. 2, 2013

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- The New Orleans Saintsations entertain the crowd at a pep rally before Super Bowl XLVII at the Louisiana Superdome in January. The dance team's 2014 calendar will be released at a gala Wednesday night at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., New Orleans.
Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- The New Orleans Saintsations entertain the crowd at a pep rally before Super Bowl XLVII at the Louisiana Superdome in January. The dance team's 2014 calendar will be released at a gala Wednesday night at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., New Orleans.

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FRIDAY, AUG. 2

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

STAMP FEST 2013: 10 A.M.-6 P.M., LA QUINTA INN, 2610 WILLIAMS BLVD., KENNER. SPONSORED BY THE CRESCENT CITY STAMP CLUB. HOURLY DOOR PRIZES. FREE. (504) 715-9538 OR EMAIL ERICWHTIEGYPSYMOTH@YAHOO.COM.

BNATURAL HAIR EXPO: 1:30 P.M., NOLA SPACES, 1719 TOLEDANO ST., NEW ORLEANS, NOLASPACES.COM.

ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 6 P.M.-9 P.M., CALLAN CONTEMPORARY, 518 JULIA ST., NEW ORLEANS. RECEPTION FOR DREAM A DREAM BY KEY-SOOK GEUM, ON VIEW THROUGH SEPT. 28. (504) 525-0518 OR WWW.CALLANCONTEMPORARY.COM.

OPENING RECEPTION: 6 P.M.-9 P.M., JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY, 400A JULIA ST., NEW ORLEANS. RECEPTION FOR NATURE OF THE CITY BY HANNAH CHALEW ON VIEW THROUGH AUG. 27.(504) 522-5471 OR JONATHANFERRARAGALLERY.COM.

ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 6 P.M.-9 P.M., LEMIEUX GALLERIES, 332 JULIA ST., NEW ORLEANS. OPENING RECEPTION FOR BA-ROKE, NEW SCULPTURES BY SHANNON LANDIS HANSEN ON VIEW SATURDAY-SEPT. 28. (504) 522-5988.

WHITNEY WHITE LINEN NIGHT JULIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6 P.M.-9 P.M., 300-700 BLOCKS OF JULIA STREET, NEW ORLEANS. AFTER-PARTY AT CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER, 900 CAMP ST., NEW ORLEANS. “MEMOIRS OF THE SISTAHOOD-CHAPTER FOUR: SACRED TRAILS” INCLUDED WITH PARTY ADMISSION. $10, GENERAL ADMISSION; FREE, CAC MEMBERS. (504) 528-3800.

SAVED BY THE BELL-THE STAGED READING: 8 P.M., MID CITY THEATRE, 3540 TOULOUSE ST., NEW ORLEANS. $20. EVENTBRITE.COM.

BLUE BAYOU BLISS MID-POET’S COLLEGE BENEFIT: 8 P.M., NOLA’S FINEST BAR, 1355 ST. BERNARD AVE., NEW ORLEANS. FEATURING POETS TANK, ERIKA MURRAY, BOBBY TOOMER, DARRYL MANNING, FERTILE GROUND POETS. PROCEEDS FROM THE BENEFIT WILL ASSIST STUDENTS WITH BOOK STIPENDS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, AND COLLEGE CAMPUS ESSENTIALS. (504) 940-1212.

CHESAPEAKE: 8 P.M., BYRDIE’S GALLERY, 2422 ST. CLAUDE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. PERFORMANCE BY SECOND STAR PERFORMANCE COLLECTIVE. $15. EVENTBRITE.COM.

KISS ME KATE: 8 P.M., DIXON HALL, TULANE UNIVERSITY; COLE PORTER MUSICAL ABOUT ON AND OFFSTAGE DRAMA DURING A MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF SHAKESPEARE’S THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. (504) 865-5105.

THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT: 8 P.M., TTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORHE ALLWAYS THEATRE, 2240 ST. CLAUDE AVE. A FORMER DRUG DEALER FRESH OUT OF REHAB REUNITES WITH HIS DRUG-ADDICTED GIRLFRIEND. JOSH PARHAM DIRECTS THE *NU* THEATRE PRODUCTION. TICKETS, $15. (504) 218-5778.

SUNDAY, AUG. 4

TUESDAY, AUG. 6

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7

2014 SWIMSUIT CALENDAR RELEASE GALA: 6 P.M.-8 P.M., ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL, 300 BOURBON ST., NEW ORLEANS. FOOD AND DRINKS AND MINGLING WITH THE SAINTSATIONS CHEERLEADING TEAM. $40. SAINTSATIONS.NET.

THURSDAY, AUG. 8

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