New Orleans Area for Feb. 8, 2013

To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.


  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by Ed Whiteman and Friends at 9:30 a.m., fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more.
  • 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 by Les Bons Riens. (504) 269-3982 or email Free.


  • 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.


  • DINE & DANCE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY: 6 p.m. dinner seating, 8 p.m. show only ticket, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Meal by Chef John Besh and dancing to big band hits with the 17-piece Victory Big Band. Advance ticket purchase or reservations are recommended. Purchase tickets at or call (504) 528-1943.


  • 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. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mitchell Lonas’ Zelma on display through March 30. (504) 525-0518 or
  • 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. Swamp to Swamp: Works by MILAGROS until Sunday, April 6. (504) 528-3800.
  • JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. Super Mardi Gras 2013 group show, through Thursday, Feb. 28. 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 Saturday, 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
  • MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Modern Masters Touchdown and 1999 Super Bowl trophy and ring on exhibit through Friday, 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. 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. 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 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 Sunday, Feb. 24; ‘FOREVER’ Mural by Odili Donald Odita, through October; Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights, through Sunday, Feb. 10. (504) 658-4100 or
  • OCTAVIA ART GALLERY: 4532 Magazine St., New Orleans. The exhibition Urban Visions by Tulane University architect and artist Grover Mouton presents a compendium of drawings created as part of the design process in a series of projects throughout China and the United States. On display through Saturday, Feb. 23.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Scholarship Art Contest Exhibition, through Sunday, 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.