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, Jan. 18

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.

mardi gras baby doll exhibit: 6 p.m., Presbytere, 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. Books signing by Kim Vaz, author of The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition. Panel discussion with historian Karen Leathem and several generations of Baby Dolls. Baby Doll performances by Millisia White’s New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies and masks created by McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter School. Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Music by DJ Hektik. Free. (504) 523-3939 or http://www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

micro fest: 7 p.m., Café Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The Network of Ensemble Theater’s MicroFest USA initiative is a nation-wide exploration of art and community, whose members include performance ensembles from all over the U.S. Part festival, part think-tank. For more information and registration visit http://www.ensembletheaters.net. Reduced rates exist for locals and NET members.

VENUS IN FUR: 7:30 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater at The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep. (504) 522-6545 or http://www.SouthernRep.com.

Candide: 7:30 p.m., Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex, Loyola University, New Orleans. A Loyola Opera Theatre production. Complimentary wine and cheese reception sponsored by the Loyola Alumni Association precedes Friday’s performance at 6:30 p.m. http://cmfa.loyno.edu.

runnin’ down the mountain: 8 p.m., Dryades Theater, 1232 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. “Runnin’ Down the Mountain” is the story of Everett and Margaret Riddle, a brother and sister, grown and living alone on their family’s orchard in the Great Smoky Mountains. This innovative new performance mixes original and traditional music, live looping and soundscapes with NEW NOISE’s own brand of visual storytelling. $15, general admission, $12, artists/students/seniors. http://www.newnoise.org.

sweet 610 debutante ball: 8 p.m., The Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. This ’80s inspired event will feature food from New Orleans’ finest restaurants, open bar, live performance from Band Camp and tunes by DJ Hammer. The all-male dance krewe 610 Stompers will debut their new moves. Proceeds benefit the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency. $40, advance; $50, door. http://3rdannual610debball.eventbrite.com.

ew orleans comedy festival: 8 p.m.-10 p.m., La NuitComedy Theatre, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. Headliners include Nick Vatterott from Comedy Central’s “Mash Up,” Neal Hamburger from “The Tom Green Show” and Ashley Barnhill. All tickets include a pint of beer from Nola Brewing. http://nolacomedy.com.

the class of ’70 something: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The original hit musical. $30-$35. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.

jersey boys: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com or (800) 745-3000.

SATURDAY, Jan. 19

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

Mardi Gras, Cajun Style: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., French Quarter Visitor Center of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 419 Decatur St., New Orleans. Join artists Georgie and Allen Manuel as they doff their homemade screen masks and “suits du Mardi Gras” and tell stories of Mardi Gras in rural Louisiana. (504) 589-2636 ext. 1 or http://www.nps.gov/jela.

living history corps: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The Museum’s World War II re-enactors will wear the uniforms and carry the equipment 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.

piety street market: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Food, arts, crafts, vintage clothing and flea market. Mardi Gras costumes, accessories and masks. Live music. (504) 269-3982 or email creemccree@gmail.com. Free.

VENUS IN FUR : 2 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater at The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep. (504) 522-6545 or http://www.SouthernRep.com.

jersey boys: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com or (800) 745-3000.

avenue q: 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. Laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. No one under 17 admitted without parent. Adults, $30; military, $27; seniors (65+), $27; students, $20. (504) 885-2000.

the class of ’70 something: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The original hit musical. $30-$35. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.

SUNDAY, jan. 20

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 class of ’70 something: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The original hit musical. $30-$35. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.

USA Dance Chapter 5031 monthly dance: 2 p.m.-5 p.m.; free dance lesson from 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Several mixer dances are planned; light refreshments and cash bar available. Mix of music by Jim Steven. $10, members; $12, non members; $5, students under age 21. (504) 258-2220 or (504) 607-1041.

jersey boys: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com or (800) 745-3000.

VENUS IN FUR : 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater at The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep. (504) 522-6545 or http://www.SouthernRep.com.

Candide : 3 p.m., Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex, Loyola University, New Orleans. A Loyola Opera Theatre production. http://cmfa.loyno.edu.

avenue q: 3 p.m., Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. A laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. No one under 17 admitted without parent. Adults, $30; military, $27; seniors (65+), $27; students, $20. (504) 885-2000.

runnin’ down the mountain: 8 p.m., Dryades Theater, 1232 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. “Runnin’ Down the Mountain” is the story of Everett and Margaret Riddle, a brother and sister, grown and living alone on their family’s orchard in the Great Smoky Mountains. This innovative new performance mixes original and traditional music, live looping and soundscapes with NEW NOISE’s own brand of visual storytelling. $15, general admission, $12, artist/student/senior. http://www.newnoise.or

TUESDAY, Jan. 22

slim goodbody presents lighten up!: 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. Lighten Up! addresses the problem of childhood obesity. It is a highly interactive, 50-minute musical show designed to help children in grades K-6 learn the value of exercise and good nutrition. The show deals with the serious problems of excess weight and obesity in an entertaining and totally non-threatening way. http://www.jpas.org.

jersey boys: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com or (800) 745-3000.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23

VENUS IN FUR : 7:30 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater at The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep. (504) 522-6545 or http://www.SouthernRep.com.

Envisioning Louisiana: 7:30 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral, French Quarter, New Orleans. Presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra as the seventh installment of Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage. The series examines different aspects of the state’s contributions to classical music with a concert and educational programming. http://www.hnoc.org or (504) 523-4662.

3X3: THE ONE ACTS: 7:30 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Six 10-minute plays by six playwrights. Part of Southern Rep’s New Play Program. $10. http://www.southernrep.com.

jersey boys: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com or (800) 745-3000.

thursday, JAN. 24

jersey boys: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com or (800) 745-3000.

Book Club — In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson: 6 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Discussion of Erik Larson’s New York Times bestseller about the rise of Hitler. Free and open to the public. Reservations requested. (504) 528-1944, ext. 229. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

VENUS IN FUR : 7:30 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater at The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep. (504) 522-6545 or http://www.SouthernRep.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. Michael Kessler: The Sense(s) of Abstraction, through Jan. 30. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, please contact gallery owner Borislava Callan at (504) 525-0518 or visit our website at 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. New Orleans at Table exhibition. New Orleans artist Linda Lesperance celebrates the dining experience in New Orleans, . (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.

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 Feb. (504) 940-1130.

zeitgeist multi-disciplinary arts center: 1618 Oretha Castle Hailey Blvd., New Orleans. Film schedule: The House I Live In, 9:30 p.m., Friday-Thursday, Jan. 18-24. Stolen Seas, 7:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. $8, adults; $7, students and seniors; $6, Zietgeist members and children 16 and younger. http://www.zeitgeistinc.net or (504) 352-1150.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.

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