New Orleans calendar for Aug. 16, 2013

Photo by MARC MILLMAN -- The trombone-centric Bonerama will perform for a garden party at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. The live outdoor concert also will feature Jumpin’ Johnny’s Blues Party. Show caption
Photo by MARC MILLMAN -- The trombone-centric Bonerama will perform for a garden party at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. The live outdoor concert also will feature Jumpin’ Johnny’s Blues Party.

To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to fun@theadvocate.com. Deadline is at noon Monday.

FRIDAY

  • FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art activities for children from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., music by Cristina Perez 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; docent-led gallery tour at 6 p.m.; a film screening of “Edward Steichen” at 7 p.m. noma.org.
  • SUNSET AT THE LANDING CONCERT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Columbia St., downtown Covington. Featurng Keenan Knight with Terry B and Feu Follet. Bring chairs and refreshments. Free. covla.com.
  • GARDEN PARTY: 6:30 p.m., City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Live outdoor concert featuring Big Sam’s Funky Nation plus Brass-A-Holics. No outside food and drink. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • POETRY AT THE DOCK: 7 p.m.-11 p.m., J’s Seafood Dock, 1100 N. Peters Bay #25, New Orleans. Poets and food. Bring your own bottle. Fifty cent raw oysters; $1 charbroiled oysters; $7 thin fried catfish plate. (504) 251- 0113 or (504) 307-9969.
  • 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 MOTHER WITH THE HAT: 8 p.m., the AllWays Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A former drug dealer fresh out of rehab reunites with his drug-addicted girlfriend. Josh Parham directs the *NU* Theatre production. $15. (504) 218-5778.
  • 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

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by The Abita Stumps at 9:30 a.m., fresh produce, plants and prepared foods. Cooking demonstration by Nealy and Keith Frentz. covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • 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.
  • NEW ORLEANS DAIQUIRI FESTIVAL: Noon-9 p.m., Michalopoulos Studios, 527 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans. Featuring specialty daiquiris, Old New Orleans Rum, and Slow & Low Rock and Rye. Live music and local DJs spinning vinyl. $5, online; $8, door. ticket-e-split.com/en/buy/13868#plan.
  • WINNIE THE POOHS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: noon, Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., New Orleans. Participate in special birthday activities, an exclusive Story Time with Winnie the Pooh and a meet and greet with photo opportunities. Have birthday cake and ice cream. $20 per family up to four people. Additional tickets, $5 each. lcm.org.
  • 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. $15. crescentcitylights.org.
  • ALEGRIA FASHION SHOW: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Proceeds benefit the Louisiana SPCA. $25. la-spca.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.

BIG BAND HITS DINE & DANCE: 6 P.M, DINNER SEATING, 8 P.M. SHOW, NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM, 945 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. ENJOY DINING DELIGHTS BY CHEF JOHN BESH AND DANCE TO BIG BAND HITS WITH THE 17-PIECE VICTORY BIG BAND. STAGEDOORCANTEEN.ORG OR (504) 528-1943.

  • GARDEN PARTY: 6:30 p.m., City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Live outdoor concert featuring Bonerama plus Jumpin’ Johnny’s Blues Party. No outside food and drink. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • ALADDIN JR.: 7:30 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $12-$15. (504) 461-9475. RivertownTheaters.com.
  • THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT: 8 p.m., the AllWays Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. A former drug dealer fresh out of rehab reunites with his drug-addicted girlfriend. Josh Parham directs the *NU* Theatre production. $15. (504) 218-5778.
  • 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.
  • SLOW BURN BURLESQUE: 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, 907 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Combining classic style and glamour with punk rock attitude, and rock and roll fury, Slow Burn offers outrageous antics, glamorous routines and hilarious behavior. $15-$20. (504) 723-1585. http://www.thehowlinwolf.com.

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.
  • 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.
  • SUNDAY SWING FEATURING THE PALMETTO BUG STOMPERS: 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Professional swing dancers will be on hand to provide coaching for dancers of all levels while local musicians play World War II era hits. No reservations are required for this free event. stagedoorcanteen.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • ALADDIN JR.: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $12-$15. (504) 461-9475. RivertownTheaters.com.
  • DANCE AND LESSON: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Sponsored by USA Dance Chapter 5031. Free zydeco dance lesson at 2:30 p.m. No dance partner required; several mixer dances planned. Snack donations appreciated. $10, members; $12, nonmembers; $5, youth under 21. (504) 258-2225 or (504) 607-1041.
  • 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. $15. crescentcitylights.org.

MONDAY

  • NOLA JAPAN CINEMA SERIES: 7 p.m., Cafe Istanbul (inside the Healing Arts Center), 2372 St Claude Ave., New Orleans. Screening of “Origin: Spirits of the Past,” known in Japan as “Gin-iro no kami no Agito,” an animated science fiction film set 300 years into the future. Arrive early and enjoy Japanese music videos from 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Free.

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.
  • DINNER WITH A CURATOR: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The American Sector, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Eric Rivet presents “Star Wars: WWII in a Galaxy Far, Far Away.” american-sector.org or (504) 528-1944, ext. 213.
  • TUESDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL WITH CHRIS CHAMPAGNE: 8 p.m., 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Christopher Champagne, comic, poet, philosopher and die-hard football fan, runs the gamut from Cha-Ching to Crunk and beyond in this fun and funny look at his upbringing in a football world. (504) 488-1460.

WEDNESDAY

  • 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, or nationalww2museum.org.
  • 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.
  • LUNCHBOX LECTURE: noon, H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “How the Western Approaches Were Won: Anti-Submarine Technology in the Battle of the Atlantic” by Eric Rivet. (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • DUSK TO MONLIGHT BICYCLING THE BACK TRAILS AND TIPS TO TRAIL RIDING: 6:45 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. The Bike Path owner David Moeller will share his expertise and guide riders through the back trails. Helmet and bike light required. $5; free, members. (985) 626-1238.
  • HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Second of a three-part lecture by Maria Falco. Free.

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.
  • LET IT SNOW!: 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Razzle Dazzle Headquarters, 2838 Elysian Fields, New Orlean. A one-of-a-kind shopping experience for Friends of NOCCA. Light refreshments and performances by NOCCA students. Ten percent of sales benefit the NOCCA Institute. Free. (504) 940-2900.
  • OGDEN AFTER HOURS: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Featuring Matt Lemmle. (504) 539-9600.
  • VENOM: 8 pm., The Elm Theatre, 220 Julia St., New Orleans. World premiere of the play by Clint Sheffer. elmtheatre.org. or (504) 218-0055.

ONGOING

  • CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Dream a Dream by Key-Sook Geum, through Sept. 28. (504) 525-0518 or callancontemporary.com.
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. After You’ve Been Burned by Hot Soup You Blow in Your Yogurt by Margot Herster, through Sunday. 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.
  • 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.
  • JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY: 400a Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and by appointment. Nature of the City by Hannah Chalew on view through Aug. 27. (504) 522-5471 or jonathanferraragallery.com.
  • LEMIEUX GALLERIES: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. BA-ROKE, new sculptures by Shannon Landis Hansen on view through Sept. 28. (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.
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Bob Hope: An American Treasure, through June 2, 2014. nationalww2museum.org.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms, through Sept. 15, The Story in Pictures: Social Documents from the Permanent Collection, through Aug. 25; Shadow and Light, through Sept. 8. (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. Louisiana Contemporary and Southern Imagists: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on view through Sept. 22. Into the Light: Photographs from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Will Henry Stevens: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, through Jan. 5, 2014. 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.
  • WILLIAMS RESEARCH CENTER: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Alternative Imprints: Jon Webb, Gypsy Lou, and the Hand-Sewn World of the Loujon Press, through Nov. 16. Sponsored by The Historic New Orleans Collection. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (504) 523-4662. Free.