New Orleans area calendar for Aug. 23, 2013

File photoVisitors to the Chalmette Battlefield in New Orleans can listen to a talk Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday as part of their tour of the historic site, located at 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. For more information, call (504) 281-0510 or visit nps.gov/jela. Show caption
File photoVisitors to the Chalmette Battlefield in New Orleans can listen to a talk Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday as part of their tour of the historic site, located at 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. For more information, call (504) 281-0510 or visit nps.gov/jela.

FRIDAY

  • ALADDIN JR.: 7:30 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $12-$15. (504) 461-9475. RivertownTheaters.com.
  • CHILDRENS LETTERS TO GOD: 7:30 p.m., NORD Ty Tracy Theatre, Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Production by Crescent City Lights Youth Theater. $15. crescentcitylights.org.
  • THE NEW ORLEANS BINGO! SHOW: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. A musical game show cabaret. $20. midcitytheatre.com.
  • VENOM: 8 p.m., The Elm Theatre, 220 Julia St., New Orleans. World premiere of the play by Clint Sheffer. elmtheatre.org or (504) 218-0055.

SATURDAY

  • WALK THE WETLANDS: 10 a.m., Barataria Preserve, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Expore Louisiana swamp and marsh on a ranger-guided walk. Free. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10 or nps.gov/jela.
  • CHILDRENS LETTERS TO GOD: 1 p.m., NORD Ty Tracy Theatre, Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Production by Crescent City Lights Youth Theater. crescentcitylights.org.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 2:45 p.m., Chalmette Battlefield, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. (504) 281-0510 or nps.gov/jela.
  • ALADDIN JR.: 7:30 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $12-$15. (504) 461-9475. RivertownTheaters.com.
  • THE NEW ORLEANS BINGO! SHOW: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. A musical game show cabaret. $20. midcitytheatre.com.
  • VENOM: 8 p.m., The Elm Theatre, 220 Julia St., New Orleans. World premiere of the play by Clint Sheffer. elmtheatre.org or (504) 218-0055.

SUNDAY

  • WALK THE WETLANDS: 10 a.m., Barataria Preserve, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Expore Louisiana swamp and marsh on a ranger-guided walk. Free. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10 or nps.gov/jela.
  • SUNDAY SWING FEATURING THE VICTORY SIX WITH THE STAGE DOOR IDOL WINNER: 1 p.m.-2 p.m., free dance lessons; 2 p.m.-4 p.m., live music, Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Professional swing dancers will provide coaching for dancers of all levels while local musicians play World War II era hits. No reservations required; free. (504) 528-1944.
  • ALADDIN JR.: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $12-$15. (504) 461-9475. RivertownTheaters.com.
  • CHILDRENS LETTERS TO GOD: 3 p.m., NORD Ty Tracy Theatre, Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Production by Crescent City Lights Youth Theater. crescentcitylights.org.
  • THE NEW ORLEANS BINGO! SHOW: 6 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. A musical game show cabaret. $20. midcitytheatre.com.

MONDAY

  • SALVATIONS FURNITURE DESIGN EXHIBITION: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., New Orleans. Celebrating the best and brightest in local artisan furniture design featuring recycled, repurposed, reclaimed and reimagined materials. Free. (504) 388-7140.

TUESDAY

  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 2:45 p.m., Chalmette Battlefield, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. (504) 281-0510 or nps.gov/jela.
  • TUESDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL WITH CHRIS CHAMPAGNE: 8 p.m., Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Chris Champagne, comic, poet, philosopher and die-hard football fan tells all ... about life with his legendary football hero-of-a-father. $15. midcitytheatre.com.

WEDNESDAY

  • LAGNIAPPE LECTURE, GOLF DURING WORLD WAR II BY TOM GIBBS: noon-1 p.m., H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Historian Tom Gibbs presents on how the game changed, from materials to courses, during wartime. (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • PUB QUIZ: 6 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. In honor of our special exhibit, “Bob Hope: An American Treasure,” this month’s Pub Quiz will feature rounds on golf and Bob Hope. Play one round, or all six. The American Sector restaurant’s Happy Hour specials will be extended to players, who can also order off the restaurant menu. Free. (504) 528-1940.

THURSDAY

  • WALK THE WETLANDS: 10 a.m., Barataria Preserve, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Expore Louisiana swamp and marsh on a ranger-guided walk. Free. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10 or nps.gov/jela.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 2:45 p.m., Chalmette Battlefield, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. (504) 281-0510 or nps.gov/jela.