New Orleans Area for Dec. 7, 2012

Photo provided by Rivertown Theatres -- Becky Allen, center, and the Cockroach Army perform a scene from The Pecan Cracker, being staged this weekend at Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner.  Tickets are $17-$20. Show caption
Photo provided by Rivertown Theatres -- Becky Allen, center, and the Cockroach Army perform a scene from The Pecan Cracker, being staged this weekend at Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Tickets are $17-$20.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 7

  • 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 patriotic concert, Navy Band New Orleans performance and Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony. 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: 3 p.m.-8 p.m., 4800 Canal St., New Orleans. An adventure through Santa’s world with the enchanting elf workshop, Santa’s jet powered sleigh, magical entertainment, food and beverages. Photos with Santa. $14, children 12 and younger; $20, adults. Family discounts for three or more people. http://santassecretworkshop.net.
  • 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.
  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-11 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment, synthetic ice rink. $7; free, children under 3. Thirty-minute skate session, $5. http://celebrationintheoaks.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 Nutcracker. $17-$20. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 8

  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 600 Columbia St., Covington. Music by Olga Wilhelmine.http://www.cityofcovingtonla.com.
  • 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 HOLIDAY MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Food, arts, crafts, vintage clothing and flea market. Live music by Jesse Reeks, NOLA Nightingales (Ingrid Lucia & Friends). (504) 269-3982 or email creemccree@gmail.com. Free.
  • TRADITIONAL FESTIVUS POLE, AIRING OF GRIEVANCES, FEATS OF STRENGTH AND MORE IN HONOR OF THE HOLIDAY AND HOLIDAY ON THE BOULEVARD: Noon-8 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, Family festival & holiday marketplace with music. Indoors. Free. (504) 813-9008.
  • FRERET “FRERETSTIVUS” MARKET: Noon-5 p.m., Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Explore and learn about WWII history through touching artifacts from the war that changed the world. Staffed by teen volunteers. (504) 528-1944, ext. 304. Seinfeld. Vendors selling locally made products and food. Live music. http://www.freretmarket.org.
  • SANTA’S SECRET WORKSHOP: Noon-9 p.m., 4800 Canal St., New Orleans. An adventure through Santa’s world with the enchanting elf workshop, Santa’s jet powered sleigh, magical entertaiment, food and beverages. Photos with Santa. $14, children 12 and younger; $20, adults. Family discounts for three or more people. http://santassecretworkshop.net.
  • ALGIERS BONFIRE AND CONCERT: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Algiers Ferry Landing, Algiers. http://www.algiersbonfire.com.
  • OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., The Front, 4100 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Opening reception for four solo exhibitions featuring the visual experiments of Carl Joe Williams, Kyle Hossli, Rajko Radovanovic and Mike Drake. On display through Jan. 6, 2013. (504) 920-3980 or http://www.nolafront.org.
  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-11 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment, synthetic ice rink. $7; free, children under 3. Thirty-minute skate session, $5. http://celebrationintheoaks.com
  • BALLET HISPANICO WITH THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. $20-$80. (800) 745-3000.
  • ROMEO AND JULIET: 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m., NOMA Great Hall, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. $24, general admission; $12, NOMA members; $12, students. http://noma.org.
  • THE PECAN CRACKER: 7:30 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. New Orleans Christmas musical based on The Nutcracker. $17-$20. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • A LIBERTY BANK CHRISTMAS: 8 p.m., Xavier University Convocation Center, One Drexel Drive, New Orleans. Performance by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra with special guest artists. Free. Tickets are available at http://www.libertybankchristmas.eventbrite.com or (504) 240-5100.

SUNDAY, DEC. 9

  • 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.
  • SANTA’S SECRET WORKSHOP: Noon-8 p.m., 4800 Canal St., New Orleans. An adventure through Santa’s world with the enchanting elf workshop, Santa’s jet powered sleigh, magical entertainment, food and beverages. Photos with Santa. $14, children 12 and younger; $20, adults. Family discounts for three or more people. http://santassecretworkshop.net.
  • HOLIDAY ON THE BOULEVARD: 1 p.m.-9 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.
  • THE PECAN CRACKER: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. New Orleans Christmas musical based on The Nutcracker. $17-$20. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT MAGICAL MUSICAL CHRISTMAS: 11:30 a.m., buffet seating, 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 The Nutcracker. $17-$20. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment, synthetic ice rink. $7; free, children under 3. Thirty-minute skate session, $5. http://celebrationintheoaks.com

MONDAY, DEC. 10

  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment, synthetic ice rink. $7; free, children under 3. Thirty-minute skate session, $5. http://celebrationintheoaks.com.
  • ROMEO AND JULIET: 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m., NOMA Great Hall, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. $24, general admission; $12, NOMA members; $12, students. http://noma.org.

TUESDAY, DEC. 11

  • THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT MAGICAL MUSICAL CHRISTMAS: 11:45 a.m. brunch seating, 12:45 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.
  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment, synthetic ice rink. $7; free, children under 3. Thirty-minute skate session, $5. http://celebrationintheoaks.com.
  • ROMEO AND JULIET: 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m., NOMA Great Hall, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. $24, general admission; $12, NOMA members; $12, students. http://noma.org.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12

  • 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 MAGICAL MUSICAL CHRISTMAS: 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, 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.
  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment, synthetic ice rink. $7; free, children under 3. Thirty-minute skate session, $5. http://celebrationintheoaks.com.
  • OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET: 7 p.m., Puccini Bar, Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Performance by Bon Operatit! Free.(504) 648-2331.
  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13
  • THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT MAGICAL MUSICAL CHRISTMAS: 11:45 a.m. brunch seating, 12:45 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.
  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment, synthetic ice rink. $7; free, children under 3. Thirty-minute skate session, $5. http://celebrationintheoaks.com

ONGOING

  • THE FRONT: 4100 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Four solo exhibitions featuring the visual experiments of Carl Joe Williams, Kyle Hossli, Rajko Radovanovic and Mike Drake through Jan. 6, 2013. (504) 920-3980 or http://www.nolafront.org.
  • 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 2013. (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:The Zen of Bennett, Friday through Thursday, Dec. 7-13 at 5:30 p.m.and 7:30 p.m. (except no 7:30 p.m. screening on Monday, Dec. 10). SOSALA live performance, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, at 9:30 p.m. Sharq Attack live performance, Sunday, Dec. 9, at 9 p.m. $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.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Make Yourself at Home, works by Jim Richard, through Feb. 24, 2013; ‘FOREVER’ Mural by Odili Donald Odita, through October 2013; Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights, through Feb. 10, 2013; Lifelike, through Jan. 27, 2013. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.</