New Orleans Area calendar for Dec. 14-20, 2012

Photo by JEREMY DANIELMadeline Trumble stars as Mary Poppins in the Broadway in New Orleans production which opens Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., in New Orleans.
Photo by JEREMY DANIELMadeline Trumble stars as Mary Poppins in the Broadway in New Orleans production which opens Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., in New Orleans.

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, DEC. 14

CONCERT BY CHILDREN FROM URSULINE SCHOOL: 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lobby of the Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal St., New Orleans. Free. http://www.astorneworleans.com.

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.

CHRISTMAS IN TREMÉ: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Tremé Villa, New Orleans African American Museum, 1418 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans. A neighborhood holiday celebration featuring live music by Tremé’s own Glen David Andrews and The Congo Square Preservation Society. An evening of holiday music, refreshments and a tree lighting ceremony in the gardens. (504) 566-1136 or visit http://www.noaam.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.

THE ABANDONED HEART CIRCUS: 7 p.m., Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Avatar Movement Dance Co.’s original production follows a young girl whose dark past forces her to choose a new life. $15 and $20. http://www.avatarmovementdanceco.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.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Southern Rep production of Charles Dickens’ classic featuring John “Spud” McConnell as Ebenezer Scrooge. Call (504) 522-6545 or visit http://www.southernrep.com for reservations.

COVINGTON NATIVE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $8. (985) 893-1671.

HUNK-A-CLAUS CALENDAR RELEASE PARTY: 8 p.m., Harrah’s Masquerade club, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. Join the hottest heroes of the New Orleans Fire Department as they celebrate the launch of the 6th annual calendar benefiting the New Orleans Fire Fighters Foundation. Free. http://www.supportnofd.com or (504) 533-6139.

SWEENEY TODD: 8 p.m., Allways Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Helen Gillet and Ratty Scurvics star in the Sondheim musical about a murderous barber. $25.

TITANIC AND THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE: 8 p.m., Lupin Theatre, Tulane University, New Orleans. Promethean Theatre Co. presents a double feature of the Christopher Durang short pieces. $20, general admission; $15, students and seniors. (504) 865-5106.

SCROOGE IN ROUGE: 8 p.m., Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulous St., New Orleans. Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman, Yvette Hargis and Jefferson Turner reprise their British Music Hall romp in which a cast of three attempts to stage Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. (504) 488-1460.

SATURDAY, DEC. 15

COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 600 Columbia St., Covington. Music by Sarah. http://www.cityofcovingtonla.com.

ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues, Uptown New Orleans. http://www.artscouncilofneworleans.org.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Families with children ages 8-12 are invited to a special Toys and Games workshop. Recreate some of the toys and games popular during the war years. Free with admission. Pre-registration required. (504) 528-1944, ext. 229 or http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

HANSEL AND GRETEL: 10:30 a.m., craft-making; 11 a.m., show, Carrollton United Methodist Church, 921 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. An abridged production of the opera recommended for children under 12, presented by the Junior Committee of the New Orleans Opera Association’s Women’s Guild. $15, adults; $10, children. Call (504) 529-2278, ext. 227.

LIVING HISTORY CORPS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The Museum’s World War II re-enactors will wear the uniforms and carry the equipment of the Allied and Axis forces and share their knowledge about the day to day lives of military men and women. (504) 528-1944, ext. 243.

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.

THE AMAZING TRUE STORY OF SANTA CLAUS: 11 a.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. A Christian approach to the Santa story. A one-man musical presentation. $10. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

RUNNING OF THE SANTAS: Noon-midnight, various locations around the Warehouse District, New Orleans. Participants dressed as Santa Claus and in other holiday costumes fill streets and local establishments. Fun run at 6 p.m. from Lucy’s Surfer Bar, 701 Tchoupitoulas St. to Generation Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, where Category 6 will provide entertainment until midnight. Proceeds benefit That Others May Live Foundation. http://www.runningofthesantas.com/neworleans.

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 entertainment, food and beverages. Photos with Santa. $14, children 12 and younger; $20, adults. Family discounts for three or more people. http://santassecretworkshop.net.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Southern Rep production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol features John “Spud” McConnell as Ebenezer Scrooge. Call (504) 522-6545 or visit http://www.southernrep.com for reservations.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE WHOLE STORY: 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. Rene Piazza, Edward Simon, MaryLee Gibbons and others re-imagine the classic tale. (504) 528-9569.

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.

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.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: 7 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie. Doors open at 6 p.m. NOLA Voice Talent Foundation presents its 4th annual benefit radio drama 1940’s-style stage production of the Christmas classic in front of a live theater audience. Food and drinks available for sale. $15; $12, Deutsches Haus members. 50 pairs of free tickets will be given to the first 50 military service personnel — active or inactive (with ID). http://www.nolavoicetalent.org/iawl-2012.

THE ABANDONED HEART CIRCUS: 7 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Avatar Movement Dance Co.’s original production follows a young girl whose dark past forces her to choose a new life. $15 and $20.

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.

DANNY O’FLAHERTY’S CELTIC CHRISTMAS: 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. Musician O’Flaherty and friends present a show of song, dance and storytelling. $30, general admission; $27, seniors; $20, students; $15, children under 12. (504) 885-2000.

COVINGTON NATIVE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $8. (985) 893-1671.

SWEENEY TODD: 8 p.m., Allways Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Helen Gillet and Ratty Scurvics star in the Sondheim musical about a murderous barber. $25. (504) 218-5778.

TITANIC AND THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE: 8 p.m., Lupin Theatre, Tulane University, New Orleans. Promethean Theatre Co. presents a double feature of the Christopher Durang short pieces. $20, general admission; $15, students and seniors. (504) 865-5106.

SCROOGE IN ROUGE: 8 p.m., Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulous St., New Orleans. Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman, Yvette Hargis and Jefferson Turner reprise their British Music Hall romp in which a cast of three attempts to stage Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. (504) 488-1460.

SUNDAY, DEC. 16

ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues, Uptown New Orleans. http://www.artscouncilofneworleans.org.

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 VICTORY BELLES PRESENT MAGICAL MUSICAL CHRISTMAS: 11 a.m., brunch 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.

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.

THE ABANDONED HEART CIRCUS: 1 p.m., Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Avatar Movement Dance Co.’s original production follows a young girl whose dark past forces her to choose a new life. $15 and $20. http://www.avatarmovementdanceco.com.

COVINGTON NATIVE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT: 2 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $8. (985) 893-1671.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 2 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Southern Rep production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol features John “Spud” McConnell as Ebenezer Scrooge. Call (504) 522-6545 or visit www.southernrep.com for reservations.

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.

TITANIC AND THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE: 2 p.m., Lupin Theatre, Tulane University, New Orleans. Promethean Theatre Co. presents a double feature of the Christopher Durang short pieces. $20, general admission; $15, students and seniors. (504) 865-5106.

THE NUTCRACKER SUITE: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans. More than 200 students from the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission and the New Orleans Ballet Association Center for Dance will perform The Nutcracker Suite. Tickets to the performance are $5 per person and can be obtained by calling the NOBA Box Office at (504) 522-0996; in person at 935 Gravier St., Suite 800, until 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, or at the door one hour before showtime.

USA DANCE CHAPTER CHRISTMAS DANCE: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Dressy/Christmas attire. Refreshments available. No partner required. Dance lesson 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. $10, members; $12, nonmembers; $5, ages 20 and younger. (504) 258-2220 or (504) 607-1041.

SCROOGE IN ROUGE: 6 p.m., Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulous St., New Orleans. Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman, Yvette Hargis and Jefferson Turner reprise their British Music Hall romp in which a cast of three attempts to stage Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. (504) 488-1460.

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.

SIX GEESE A’LAYIN’: 6 p.m., Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Performance of non-traditional Christmas songs by Cabaret Columns. $15. (504) 202-0986 or email melonsongs@gmail.com.

SWEENEY TODD: 8 p.m., Allways Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Helen Gillet and Ratty Scurvics star in the Sondheim musical about a murderous barber. $25.

MONDAY, DEC. 17

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. 18

THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT MAGICAL MUSICAL CHRISTMAS: noon brunch 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.

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.

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.

MARY POPPINS: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19

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: noon 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.

LUNCHBOX LECTURE: Noon, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Lindsey Barnes presents “Reliving the War Through One Soldier’s Letters.” Bring lunch or just come for the lecture. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.

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.

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 the New Orleans Opera Association. Free. (504) 648-2331.

NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS HOLIDAY CONCERT: 7 p.m., NOCCA’s campus, 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans. Students will perform jazz pieces with some holiday favorites. Free. (504) 940-2854.

MARY POPPINS: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

THURSDAY, DEC. 20

CONCERT BY GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOL CHOIR: noon, Lobby of the Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal St., New Orleans. Free. http://www.astorneworleans.com.

THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT MAGICAL MUSICAL CHRISTMAS: noon 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.

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.

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.

MARY POPPINS: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

ONGOING

THE FRONT: 4100 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 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: North Sea Texas, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Thursday, Dec. 14-20 (except Tuesday, Dec. 18). $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.

EW 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