Christmas in July block party
“Rudolph’s Revenge,” celebrating Christmas in July, will kick off its inaugural New Orleans event on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Barcadia, at 601 Tchoupitoulas St., then move to Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, for a night of music and dancing. Created by the organizers of “Running of the Santas,” the party features bands, games, cash bar, food and shirt and reindeer ears giveaways. For more information visit http://tickets.themetropolitannightclub.com.
Swing featuring the Sazerac
Professional swing dancers provide coaching for dancers of all levels while local musicians play World War II era hits. Dance lessons Sunday from 1 p.m.-2 p.m., live music continues until 4 p.m. at the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Free. nationalww2
Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue brings its country sound to the Rock’n Bowl, previewing its upcoming album that was financed by a successful Kickstarter campaign. 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. $12. http://www.rocknbowl.com.
Gershwin and more
The 9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas: “Blue Monday,” the 1922 Gershwin masterpiece combining classical music forms with jazz and the African-American culture of Harlem; and “An Embarrassing Position,” a 2011 light comedy based on a sketch by New Orleans author Kate Chopin, set in the New Orleans of the 1890s. Thursday through Sunday, 8 p.m. $20. At the Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St. (504) 948-9998.