New Orleans area calendar for July 26, 2013

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FRIDAY, JULY 26

  • FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art Activity, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; Opera on Tap! 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Art You Can Eat: French Culinary Trends and Their Impact on Nouvelle Orleans, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. noma.org.
  • TWO ON TAP: 6 p.m., dinner seating; 8 p.m., show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano perform classic songs of Tin Pan Alley songsmiths. nationalww2museum.org.
  • COLUMBIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Columbia St., downtown Covington. Classic car show and live music. Bring chairs and refreshments. Free. covla.com.
  • PUTTING ON THE RITZ: 6:30 p.m., The Opera Guild Home, 2504 Prytania St., New Orleans. The Junior Committee of the Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association’s Roaring ’20s Summer Party. With drinks, dancing, costumes and fun. $25, members; $35, non-members; $40, door. eventbrite.com or (504) 529-2278, ext. 227 or email gklein@neworleansopera.org.
  • FREEDOM: 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. $30-$35. (504) 528-3800.
  • MID-SUMMER SMALL SHIP MERRIMENT AND FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m., The Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Join the New Orleans Maritime Heritage Foundation for an evening of maritime merriment with raffles, mini-boat building, sea-inspired costumes and the musical talents of the NO Quarter Shantey Krewe, the Siren Sisters and The Muff-A-Lottas. All proceeds will go toward NOMHF’s historic small ship building project. Suggested $10 donation at the door. (504) 352-8521 or theirishhouseneworleans.com.
  • KILLER JOE: 8 p.m., The AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Jonathan Mares Productions presents the local premiere of the intense, dark comedy by Tony Award- and Pulitzer Award-winning playwright Tracy Letts. $22. (504) 758-5590.
  • CHESAPEAKE: 8 p.m., Byrdie’s Gallery, 2422 St Claude Ave., New Orleans. Performance by Second Star Performance Collective. $15. eventbrite.com.
  • JEKYLL & HYDE: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $25, adults; $15, students. (985) 893-1671.

SATURDAY, JULY 27

  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by Madeline Hill, fresh produce, plants and prepared foods. Cooking demonstration by Liz Beter. covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • BRIDAL EXPO: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Sponsored by Welliver Productions. Free. Bring a non-perishable item for the Second Harvest Food Bank. (504) 831-5288.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m., Palmer Park, Carrollton Way, Jefferson. Presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans. Open-air market, live music performances, food and beverage booths, and a Kids Tent with a creative show and crafts.
  • RUDOLPH’S REVENGE: 11 a.m., Barcadia, 601 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Indoor and outdoor party celebrating Christmas in July. Brunch and drink specials. Party will parade down Tchoupitoulas to Generations Hall at 10 p.m. Anyone wearing reindeer ears will be granted free admission to Generations Hall. Free. (504) 401-6990.
  • TWO ON TAP: 6 p.m., dinner seating; 8 p.m., show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano perform classic songs of Tin Pan Alley songsmiths. nationalww2museum.org.
  • FREEDOM: 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. $30-$35. (504) 528-3800.
  • KILLER JOE: 8 p.m., The AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Jonathan Mares Productions presents the local premiere of the intense, dark comedy by Tony Award- and Pulitzer Award-winning playwright Tracy Letts. $22. (504) 758-5590.
  • CHESAPEAKE: 8 p.m., Byrdie’s Gallery, 2422 St Claude Ave., New Orleans. Performance by Second Star Performance Collective. $15. eventbrite.com.
  • JEKYLL & HYDE: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $25, adults; $15, students. (985) 893-1671.

SUNDAY, JULY 28

  • TWO ON TAP: 11 a.m. brunch seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano perform classic songs of Tin Pan Alley songsmiths. nationalww2museum.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.
  • BRIDAL EXPO: noon-4 p.m., Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Sponsored by Welliver Productions. Free. Bring a non-perishable item for the Second Harvest Food Bank. (504) 831-5288.
  • OTTILIE BRODMANN WHITE LINEN TRUNK SHOW: 10 a.m., Hattie Sparks, 714 Adams St., New Orleans. An exclusive shopping event featuring the Ottilie Brodmann Spring Collection with designs made for White Linen Night. hattiesparks.com.
  • SUNDAY SWING FEATURING SAZERAC JAZZ BAND: 1 p.m.-2 p.m., free dance lessons; 2 p.m.-4 p.m., live music, Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, National World War II 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. Free. nationalww2museum.org.
  • JEKYLL & HYDE: 2 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. $25, adults; $15, students. (985) 893-1671.
  • FREEDOM: 2 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. $30-$35. (504) 528-3800.
  • MOONLIGHT HIKE AND SNOW AND ICE: 8 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. A one-mile stroll through the site under the moonlight with snowball treats. Bring flashlights. Families welcome. Reservations required. $5; free for members. (985) 626-1238.

TUESDAY, JULY 30

  • STAGE DOOR IDOL- PRELIMINARY ROUND FOUR: 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Cheer on the singers and vote for your favorite. $5 at the door. nationalww2museum.org.
  • CONVERSATION AND BOOKSIGNING WITH AWARD WINNING AUTHOR STEPHEN MAITLAND-LEWIS: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Garden District Books, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Conversation moderated by New Orleans writer and producer Jon Pult. Reception and book signing to follow. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • AUTHOR EVENT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Sally Newhart will discuss her book, The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band. Free. (504) 889-8143.
  • AMERICAN IDOL LIVE: 7:30 p.m., 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

  • 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. nationalww2museum.org.
  • THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT “A SALUTE TO OUR HEROES”: 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The vocal trio’s musical journey salutes the military and homefront heroes in all eras. nationalww2museum.org.
  • STAGE DOOR IDOL- PRELIMINARY ROUND FOUR: 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Cheer on the singers and vote for your favorite. $5 at the door. nationalww2museum.org.
  • MILTON FRIEDMAN DAY LUNCHEON, FEATURING MALLORY FACTOR: noon, Andrea’s Restaurant, 3100 19th St., Metairie. A special event with author Mallory Factor discussing Milton Friedman’s contributions to the country and the worldwide movement for freedom. andreasrestaurant.com.
  • PUB QUIZ: 6 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. nationalww2museum.org
  • BICYCLING THE BACK TRAILS AND TIPS TO TRAIL RIDING: 6:15 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. The Bike Path owner David Moeller will lead a ride and give tips. Helmets required. Mountain bike or wide tires recommended. Bike rentals available through the Shiver Shack. Reservations required. $5; free for members. (985) 626-1238.
  • OPERA TALK: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Alice Clark will discuss the women of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Free. (504) 889-8143.
  • THURSDAY, AUG. 1
  • OGDEN AFTER HOURS: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Featuring Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue. (504) 539-9600.
  • CHESAPEAKE: 8 p.m., Byrdie’s Gallery, 2422 St Claude Ave., New Orleans. Performance by Second Star Performance Collective. $15. eventbrite.com.

ONGOING

  • ANTENNA GALLERY: 3718 St. Claude, New Orleans. Slow Light by AnnieLaurie Erickson, through Aug. 4. Gallery hours: Noon-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. (504) 298-3161.
  • BARRISTER’S GALLERY: 2331 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Exhibition Latino Immigrants & the Reconstruction of New Orleans, through Wednesday. (504) 710-4506.
  • CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Creeper Lagoon by John Folsom, through Saturday. Dream a Dream by Key-Sook Geum, Thursday-Sept. 28. (504) 525-0518 or callancontemporary.com.
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. A Woman’s Work, through Sunday. After You’ve Been Burned by Hot Soup You Blow in Your Yogurt by Margot Herster, through Aug. 18. Chalmatia-A Fictional Place Down the Road, through Sept. 8. ANTHROPOMORPHIZER !! by Miss Pussycat, This Sweaty City, Tank Drama: Deliberations from The Wet Grave and Who’s Pulling the Strings?, through Sept. 22. (504) 528-3800.
  • D.O.C.S. A STUDIO GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART: 709 Camp St., New Orleans, (504) 524-3936. docsgallery.com. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Annual group exhibition, So Much Art, So Little Time IV, through Thursday.
  • DUTCH ALLEY ARTISTS’ CO-OP: 912 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Representing 25 local artists working in fabric, glass, clay, photography, collage, painting, jewelry, wood, mixed media and printmaking. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. (504) 412-9220 or dutchalleyartistsco-op.com.
  • THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Pipe Dreams: Louisiana under the French Company of the Indies, 1717-1731, through Sept. 15. Hours: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday. Free.
  • JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. Painted Cocktails, paintings celebrating New Orleans’ beloved and spirited bar culture to complement the event Tales of the Cocktail, through Wednesday. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (504) 895-7375 or jeanbragg.com. Free.
  • JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY: 400a Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and by appointment. Philadelphia, an exhibition of artwork by Kim Alsbrooks, Drew Leshko, Alex Lukas, Erin Murray and Brian Richmond, curated by Jonathan Ferrara, through Saturday. (504) 522-5471 or jonathanferraragallery.com.
  • LEMIEUX GALLERIES: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 30th Anniversary Celebration: Wisdom, a Book Art Exhibition, 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 crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/cabildo.aspx.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms, through Sept. 15; Shadow and Light and Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the Worlde_SSRqs Fairs, through Aug. 4. (504) 658-4100 or noma.org
  • OCTAVIA ART GALLERY: 4532 Magazine St., New Orleans. Exhibition of Julie Robinson’s new paintings. octaviaartgallery.com.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Ongoing: “Walter Inglis Anderson: Selections From the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art” and “Southern Regionalists From the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.” ogdenmuseum.org or (504) 539-9600.