New Orleans Area for Jan. 11, 2013

Photo provided by the National Park ServiceThe 198th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans will be marked with events Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11 and 12, at Chalmette Battlefield, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Fore more information, call (504) 689-3690, ext. 10 or visit http://www.nps.gov/jela. Show caption
Photo provided by the National Park ServiceThe 198th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans will be marked with events Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11 and 12, at Chalmette Battlefield, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Fore more information, call (504) 689-3690, ext. 10 or visit http://www.nps.gov/jela.

The New Orleans Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in the Crescent City and surrounding areas from Jan. 11-17, 2013.

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. 11

  • 198TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS: 9 a.m., Chalmette Battlefield, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Living history experts dressed as civilians and soldiers from 1815 will share their stories, fire cannons and muskets and explain the importance of the battle in American history. Skirmish reenactment Friday at 7 p.m. First shuttle leaves the public parking area at 6:30 p.m. Free. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10 or http://www.nps.gov/jela.
  • 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 (a repeating music segment) and soundscapes with NEW NOISE’s own brand of visual storytelling. $15, general admission, $12, artists/students/seniors. http://www.newnoise.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.
  • 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. 12

  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by David Spicuzza and Friends 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.
  • 198TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS: 9 a.m., Chalmette Battlefield, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Living history experts dressed as civilians and soldiers from 1815 will share their stories, fire cannons and muskets and explain the importance of the battle in American history. Tours beginning at 5:45 p.m. No tickets sold at the door. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10 or http://www.nps.gov/jela.
  • OCH ART AND COSTUME MARKET: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 1618 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Featuring food from CafĂ© Reconcile; costume theme.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • EXOTIC ANIMAL AND MASCOT RACES: 6 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. The first zebra race ever in the South will be paired with the return of ostrich and mascot racing. General admission, $10 at the door. Clubhouse and Miller Time Beer Garden admission will be $15. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. For dining and box seat reservations, call (504) 943-2200. To book a party for groups of 25 or more, contact the Group Sales department at (504) 948-1285.
  • BOX OF WINE HIGH TEA: 6 p.m., Funky Nola, 1700 N. Broad St., New Orleans. Fundraiser for Box of Wine, the do-it-yourselfers’ parade that “dares to go where the big parades roll.” Food, music, wristbands for Mardi Gras restroom facilities. (504) 669-8022. $25.
  • ARTMOOR! ART EXHIBIT: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Keller Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. Photographer Pat Jolly is curating the latest Artmoor exhibit titled “Beyond Epiphany” which will feature works that celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnival season. (504) 309-2571.
  • ART EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 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 opens to the public Saturday, Jan. 12. The exhibition will run through Feb. 1. (504) 940-1130.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (a repeating music segment) and soundscapes with NEW NOISE’s own brand of visual storytelling. $15, general admission, $12, artists/students/seniors. http://www.newnoise.org.

SUNDAY, JAN. 13

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (a repeating music segment) and soundscapes with NEW NOISE’s own brand of visual storytelling. $15, general admission, $12, artist/student/senior. http://www.newnoise.org.

MONDAY, JAN. 14

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

TUESDAY, JAN. 15

  • JUSTIN BIEBER: 7 p.m., New Orleans Arena. http://www.neworleansarena.com.
  • 3X3 — THE ONE ACTS: 7:30 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Part of Southern Rep’s New Play Program. $10. http://www.southernrep.com

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16

  • 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.
  • FILM SCREENING — “VALOR WITH HONOR”: 7 p.m., screening; 8:30 p.m., Q&A, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. This documentary follows the World War II Japanese American 442nd Regimen Combat Team. Filmmaker Burt Takeuchi will be on hand to introduce his film and answer questions. Reservations are required. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • 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.

THURSDAY, JAN. 17

  • AUDITIONS FOR NEXT TO NORMAL: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., rehearsal hall, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Production runs May 18-June 9. (504) 523-9857.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Guests Of The Third Reich: American POWs In Europe, through Feb. 3. 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.
  • ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER: 1618 Oretha Castle Hailey Blvd., New Orleans. Film schedule: The House I Live In, 5:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Jan. 11-13. Funeral Kings by Kevin & Matthew McManus, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11-17. Turning, a music documentary by Charles Atlas featuring Antony & The Johnsons, 9:15 p.m. Jan. 11-17. $8, adults; $7, students and seniors; $6, Zietgeist members and children 16 and younger. http://www.zeitgeistinc.net or (504) 352-1150.