New Orleans calendar for Nov. 22-28, 2013

Hat Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday

The Catherine’s Day Hat Parade will march with the theme “Been There/Done Hat” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Charles Avenue and Pleasant Street, New Orleans.


Fringe Festival through Sunday

The New Orleans Fringe Festival includes spoken word performances, plays, a parade and more.


‘Ghost’ closes Sunday at Saenger Theatre

Performances of ‘Ghost-The Musical’ are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Tickets range from $36.65 to $100.75. Call (800) 982-2787 for details.

5K race to benefit Kidney Foundation

The Kidney Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m. Events include a wellness area, children’s activities and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation. Call (504) 861-4500 for details.


Zoomobile visits state park in Madisonville

The ZooMobile live animal presentation “Animal Habitat Investigation” begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fairview-Riverside State Park, one mile east of Madisonville on La. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The program is free with park admission of $2 for ages 4-61; seniors 62 and older and children under 3 are admitted free. For more information, call (985) 792-4652 or (888) 677-3247.

Farmer group fiesta includes art auction

The LFCL Annual Fall Fundraising Fiesta will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Casa Borrega, 1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. The event includes a dinner buffet, non-alcoholic beverages, cash bar, music, and an art auction with art provided by local artists and galleries. All proceeds benefit the Latino Farmers Co-operative. Tickets are $20. For details, call (504) 224-2698 or email

Christmas festivities begin on Fulton Street

Miracle on Fulton Street starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Fulton and Lafayette streets in New Orleans. The annual lighting of the 30-foot tree is at 6 p.m. Santa will be available for photos 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 29-Dec. 21. Other highlights of the free festival include Santa’s Workshop, dancing lights, Holiday Market and “faux snow” every night from 5 p.m.-11 p.m.

Computer game-based play takes stage in N.O.

The NOLA Project presents “Oregon Trail” at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. The AllWays Lounge and Theatre is located at 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Tickets will be sold at the door only.

‘A Tuna Christmas’ opens at Teatro Wego

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society performs “A Tuna Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 8 at Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave #A, Westwego.

For details, call (504) 885-2000.


Cafe Istanbul stages play about Angola 3

The true and ongoing story of the Angola 3 — Black Panthers Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King — will be presented at 8 p.m. Sunday at Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans.


Mid City show honors musical theater great

Philip Melancon, Hector Ventura and Heidi Melancon present “Bri-cusse of You,” a tribute to Leslie Bricusse, at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St. Tickets are $20.

Call (504) 488-1460 for more information.

Race to the Lake set for Saturday morning

The 2013 Race to the Lake 10K road race will start at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lafreniere Park in Metairie and finish in Lake Town at Lake Pontchartrain.

Participants receive free entry into Treasure Fest, which will include live music, concessions, vendors and a family fun zone area.

The event will raise funds for Team Gleason. Packets must be picked up Friday at the Race to the Lake 10K Expo at the Pontchartrain Center.


Preview Party opens Celebration in the Oaks

The Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party will take place 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday in the Botanical Garden, Amusement Park and Storyland at City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. The event will include unlimited open bars, food and live entertainment.

The Family Party will be held 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday and will include unlimited amusement rides and “kid-food.”

Celebration in the Oaks is open 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday from Friday, Nov. 29-Jan. 4. Admission is $8 per person and free for children ages 2 and younger and Friends of City Park members.


Kostabi World founder visits N.O. art gallery

Martin Lawrence Galleries presents an evening with artist Mark Kostabi 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is located at 433 Royal St., New Orleans. For reservations, call (504) 299-9055.

Loyola hosts John Goodman, the Priests

Actor John Goodman will discuss his career and offer a sneak peek at his new film “Inside Llewyn Davis” at 3:15 p.m. Monday.

Irish singing group The Priests will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Both events will be held in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex, Loyola University in New Orleans.

Compiled by Red staff