New Orleans Area for Nov. 16-22, 2012

The New Orleans Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in and around New Orleans from Nov. 16-22, 2012. It covers a wide variety of events, venues and happenings in the Crescent City.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 16

  • 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. Featuring a cast of 10 who bring to life these legendary songs. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS PREVIEW PARTY: 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m., New Orleans City Park Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Wine, food, live entertainment and carousel, train and Music Express rides. Advance tickets, $100 per person; day of the event, $120; Friends of City Park, $90. (504) 483-9415 or http://celebrationintheoaks.com.
  • BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Performance of the comedy on which TV's "Bewitched" is based. $15, adults; $10, students. (985) 893-1671.
  • THE BARBER OF SEVILLE: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Performance by the New Orleans Opera. $25 and up. Student and group discounts available. (504) 529-2278 or http://neworleansopera.org.
  • BOEING BOEING: 8 p.m., Main Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage. Directed by Ricky Graham. Mile High Club Pre-Performance Cocktail Hour, $12 per person. Theatergoers can have top shelf open bar brands, wine and appetizers provided by Messina's. Reservations required. Tickets for the play, $30. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.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.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17

  • COVINGTON FARMER'S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 600 Columbia St., Covington. Music by Julie and Joe Manuel. http://www.cityofcovingtonla.com.
  • FAMILY WORKSHOP-COOKING FOR VICTORY: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Learn how families on the Home Front shopped for supplies to make their favorite recipes and then prepare a recipe yourself. Designed for children ages 8-12. Pre-registration required. Call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229, or email lauren.handley@nationalww2museum.org.
  • LIVING HISTORY CORPS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The museum's WWII re-enactors will wear the uniforms of the Allied and Axis forces and share their knowledge about the day-to-day lives of military men and women. (504) 528-1944, ext. 243.
  • 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.
  • CLOUD NINE RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Dutch Alley Artist's Gallery, 912 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and live music and view new works with a "Cloud Nine" theme. (504) 412-9220 or http://www.dutchalleyartistsco-op.com.
  • BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Performance of the comedy on which TV's "Bewitched" is based. $15, adults; $10, students. (985) 893-1671.
  • BOEING BOEING: 8 p.m., Main Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage. Directed by Ricky Graham. Mile High Club Pre-Performance Cocktail Hour, $12 per person. Theatergoers can have top shelf open bar brands, wine and appetizers provided by Messina's. Reservations required. Tickets for the play, $30. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

SUNDAY, NOV. 18

  • 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.
  • JUMP, JIVE & WAIL: THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA: 11 a.m. brunch seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Featuring a cast of 10 who bring to life these legendary songs. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • BOEING BOEING: 2 p.m., Main Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage. Directed by Ricky Graham. $30. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • BELL ,BOOK AND CANDLE: 2 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Performance of the comedy on which TV's "Bewitched" is based. $15, adults; $10, students. (985) 893-1671.
  • USA DANCE BALLROOM DANCE: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Bring your best potluck dish for the cooking contest. Dance lesson from 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. No partner required. Music by Jim Steven. $10, members; $12, nonmembers; $5, students under age 21. (504) 258-2220 or (504) 607-1041.
  • THE BARBER OF SEVILLE: 2:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Performance by the New Orleans Opera. $25 and up. Student and group discounts available. (504) 529-2278 or http://neworleansopera.org.
  • CHILDREN'S CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS PREVIEW PARTY: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., New Orleans City Park Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Dr., New Orleans. Unlimited amusements rides, including the miniature train and 105-year-old carousel. Kid-friendly food, drinks and entertainment. $30 per person, advance; $25 per person, Friends of City Park Members; free, children ages 2 and younger. (504) 483-9415 or http://celebrationintheoaks.com.

TUESDAY, NOV. 20

  • AN EVENING WITH THE HORNETS: 3 p.m.-9:30 p.m., New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans. Sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association. Registration must be received by Friday, Nov. 16. $300, includes 1 HUBCLUB Level ticket to New Orleans Hornets vs. New York Knicks game. Registration without game ticket, $160. Additional game ticket, $160. (504) 619-0137 or http://www.lsba.org.
  • CANAL STREET LIGHTING: 5-7 p.m., The Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal St., New Orleans. View the lighting of more than 1 million lights on New Orleans' grand corridor. Performance by the Fannie C. Williams Charter School Choir. Stop by the Astor's St. Charles Ballroom just off the lobby and decorate your own holiday cookie, enjoy complementary hot cocoa or apple cider and see Santa. Games for children with a Sugar Plum Fairy. Bring a new unwrapped toy for Dress for Success New Orleans and receive a free photo with Santa. http://www.astorneworleans.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21

  • 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: Noon 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.
  • LUNCHBOX LECTURE: noon, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. "The Evolution of the Swastika" presented by Toni Kiser. Bring your lunch or just come for the lecture. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET: 7 p.m., Puccini Bar, Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Performance by New Orleans Opera Association vocalists with pianist Todd Simmons. (504) 648-2331.

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. (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: 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. nightly, A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman through Thursday, Nov. 22; 9 p.m. nightly, Nobody Walks, though Thursday, Nov. 22. $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.