New Orleans Area for Dec. 21-27, 2012

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FRIDAY, DEC. 21

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.

CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-11 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment. $7; free, children under 3. 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.

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.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 7:30 p.m., House of Blues, New Orleans. An evening of music and art benefiting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists. $35. http://www.houseofblues.com or (504) 310-4999.

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

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. 22

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

SANTA’S SECRET WORKSHOP: 11 a.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.

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.

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.

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.

MARY POPPINS: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

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.

CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-11 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment. $7; free, children under 3. 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.

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.

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. 23

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.

MARY POPPINS: 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 801 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com.

CREOLE QUEEN’S CAJUN HOLIDAY TEA WITH PAPA NOEL: 1:30 p.m., Creole Queen paddlewheeler, at the foot of Poydras Street at Riverwalk, New Orleans. Holiday storytelling, magician elf, face painting, photos with Papa Noel and a classic tea, all while cruising on the Mississippi River. $49, adults; $34, children 11 and younger; free, children 2 and younger. Reservations required. (504) 529-4567 or http://creolequeen.com.

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.

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.

SIX GEESE A’LAYIN’: 6 p.m., Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. A Christmas musical cabaret. $15. (504) 202-0986 or email melonsongs@gmail.com.

CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment. $7; free, children under 3. http://celebrationintheoaks.com.

MONDAY, DEC. 24

SANTA’S SECRET WORKSHOP: 11 a.m.-3 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.

TUESDAY, DEC. 25

CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment. $7; free, children under 3. http://celebrationintheoaks.com.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26

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.

CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment. $7; free, children under 3. http://celebrationintheoaks.com.

PUB QUIZ: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Test your knowledge on an array of topics including World War II. (504) 528-1940 or http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

THURSDAY, DEC. 27

CREOLE CHRISTMAS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1850 House Museum Store, 523 St. Ann St., New Orleans. Self guided tour of five French Quarter historic houses decorated for Christmas. Spring Fiesta House presentations on the history of Creole Christmas and Reveillon. $20, FOC member; $25, general. http://www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

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.

CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Park decorated for the holidays, nightly musical entertainment. $7; free, children under 3. http://celebrationintheoaks.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: Tai Chi Zero, Wednesday through Thursday, Dec. 26 through Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m. (closed on New Year’s Eve) $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.