New Orleans Area for Jan. 25, 2013 

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FRIDAY, JAN. 25

  • EW ORLEANS WINTER GEM, JEWELRY AND BEAD SHOW: Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Featuring fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, beads, beading supplies, pearls, findings, silver and more. Beading classes by MeMe’s. $5 for the weekend. (504) 265-8830.
  • AN EVENING WITH ARTIST ROBERT DEYBER: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Martin Lawrence Gallery, 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Opening reception for the exhibition. Original works on canvas and new handcrafted lithograph releases will be on hand for acquisition. RSVP (504) 299-9055 or http://www.martinlawrence.com.
  • ARABIAN NIGHTS: 7 p.m., Nims Black Box Theatre, NOCCA campus, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Student production. $10 in advance at http://www.eventbrite.com.
  • AVENUE Q: 7:30 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • JERSEY BOYS: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com or (800) 745-3000.

SATURDAY, JAN. 26

  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by Andrew McLean at 9:30 a.m., fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • EW ORLEANS WINTER GEM, JEWELRY AND BEAD SHOW: Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Featuring fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, beads, beading supplies, pearls, findings, silver and more. Beading classes by MeMe’s. $5 for the weekend. (504) 265-8830.
  • 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.
  • ARABIAN NIGHTS: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Nims Black Box Theatre, NOCCA campus, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Student production. $10 in advance at http://www.eventbrite.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.
  • 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.
  • THE BAY AT NICE: 8 p.m., The Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. A searing one-act drama by one of England’s foremost playwrights set in 1956 Leningrad. (504) 558-0493.
  • 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. 27

  • 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.
  • OLA DESIGNER COSTUME BAZAAR: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. More than 20 New Orleans designers, hatters, costumers and mask-makers will showcase their creations. Fatoush, the Healing Center’s on-site restaurant, will be open from brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. during the bazaar.
  • EW ORLEANS WINTER GEM, JEWELRY AND BEAD SHOW: Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Featuring fine jewelry, gasion jewelry, beads, beading supplies, pearls, findings, silver and more. Beading classes by MeMe’s. $5 for the weekend. (504) 265-8830.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, artists/students/seniors. http://www.newnoise.org.

TUESDAY, JAN. 29

  • VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA: 7 p.m., lecture by John Joyce of Tulane’s music department; 8 p.m., concert, Dixon Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans. Program will include works by Bach, Handel Telemann, Vivaldi, Geminiani and Veracini. $35, general admission; $15, students; free for Tulane students. http://www.friendsofmusic.org.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30

  • 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.
  • OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET: 7 p.m., The Puccini Bar, Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Performance by the New Orleans Opera Association. Free. (504) 648-2331.
  • WEALTH BY ARISTOPHANES: 8 p.m., Lower Depths Theater, 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.

THURSDAY, JAN. 31

  • VOICES OF WAR — JAPANESE AMERICAN WWII VETERANS: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Historian Tom Gibbs will share the stories from the Museum’s oral history collection of Japanese American combat veterans from the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service. Following his presentation, curator Meg Roussel will introduce “VVV: In Their Own Words,” a 27-minute film that weaves together the oral histories of 10 Varsity Victory Volunteer veterans to tell their remarkable story. A reception precedes the event at 5 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • WEALTH BY ARISTOPHANES: 8 p.m., Lower Depths Theater, 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.

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 Wednesday, 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, from local eateries to fine dining at the classic French Quarter and Garden District restaurants, through Thursday, Jan. 31.
  • 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. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (504) 522-5988.
  • 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, through September. (504) 568-6968 or http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/cabildo.aspx.
  • MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES: 433 Royal St. Modern Masters Touchdown and 1999 Super Bowl trophy and ring on exhibit though Feb. 15. The gallery will welcome visitors with complimentary wine and king cake during the exhibition. Hours are: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., every day. http://www.martinlawrence.com or (504) 299-9055.
  • M.S. RAU ANTIQUES: 630 Royal St., New Orleans. Impressionism — Influences and Impact, paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. (504) 523-5660.
  • THE MCKENNA MUSEUM: 2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Faces of Treme, photographs by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun. (504) 586-7432.
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Guests Of The Third Reich: American POWs In Europe, through Feb. 3. Gridiron Glory Exhibition. A new traveling exhibition detailing pro football’s history in America with special sections devoted to the game’s World War II history and the New Orleans Saints, through May 5. (504) 528-1943 or http://www.nationalww2museum.org. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • EW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Make Yourself at Home, works by Jim Richard, through Feb. 24; ‘FOREVER’ Mural by Odili Donald Odita, through October; Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights, through Feb. 10; Lifelike, through Jan. 27. (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 February. (504) 940-1130.
  • ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER: 1618 Oretha Castle Hailey Blvd., New Orleans. Film schedule: Sister, 7:30 p.m., through Thursday, Jan. 31. Beware of Mr. Baker, 9:30 p.m. through Thursday, Jan. 31. $8, adults; $7, students and seniors; $6, Zietgeist members and children 16 and younger. http://www.zeitgeistinc.net or (504) 352-1150.