New Orleans Area for Nov. 9-15, 2012

The New Orleans Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in New Orleans and surrounding areas from Nov. 9-15, 2012. It covers rock, reggae, jazz, country and everything in between.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 9

  • MAGNOLIA DANCESPORT CHALLENGE: Westin Canal Place, 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans. Ballroom competition. Spectator tickets, $15. http://www.magnoliadancesport.com.
  • VINO ON THE BAYOU: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pitot House, 1440 Moss St., New Orleans. Live music, wine and authors. (504) 482-0312 or http://www.louisianalandmarks.org.
  • FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: 6 p.m., Capital One Field, Audubon Zoo, New Orleans. Screening of “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. $5; children under 2, free. http://www.auduboninstitute.org.
  • JUMP, JIVE & WAIL: THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA: 6 p.m. dinner seating, 8 p.m. show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Featuring a cast of 10 who bring to life these legendary songs, musicians, vocals and dance. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • FAIS DO DO WITH BRUCE DAIGREPONT: 7:30 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood, Metairie. Cajun music and dancing. $10. (504) 522-8014.
  • BOEING BOEING: 8 p.m., Main Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage. Directed by Ricky Graham. Mile High Club Pre-Performance Cocktail Hour, $12 per person. Theatergoers can have top shelf open bar brands, wine and appetizers provided by Messina’s. Reservations required. Tickets for the play, $30. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Performance of the romantic comedy on which TV’s Bewitched was based. Adults, $15; students, $10. (985) 893-1671.

SATURDAY, NOV. 10

  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 600 Columbia St., Covington. Music by Vintage Jazz. http://www.cityofcovingtonla.com.
  • MAGNOLIA DANCESPORT CHALLENGE: Westin Canal Place, 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans. Ballroom competition. Spectator tickets, day session, $15; nighttime Professional Show Session, $40; Parti-Gras, after competition party, $35. http://www.magnoliadancesport.com or (504) 566-7006.
  • VETERANS DAY AT THE WWII MUSEUM: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Veterans receive free admission to Museum galleries. Special events include hourly showing of the 4-D film, Beyond All Boundaries and performances by the Navy Band New Orleans and Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1944.
  • HURRY UP AND SAY “I DO”: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Pitot House, 1440 Moss St., New Orleans. Couples can get married, have a civil commitment ceremony or renew their vows in a 45 minute ceremony with 20 guests. Proceeds benefit the Pitot House. $500-$750. (504) 482-0312 or email info@louisianalandmarks.org.
  • NEW ORLEANS THEATRE PICNIC: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Audubon Park, Shelter #12, New Orleans. For AEA (Actors Equity Association), EMC (Equity Membership Candidates) or potential EMCs in the South Louisiana area. Everyone is invited. Food and drinks provided by AEA. Bring picnic stuff and outside games.
  • 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 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 Norbert Slama Duo. (504) 269-3982 or email creemccree@gmail.com. Free.
  • LOUISIANA BICENTENNIAL MILITARY PARADE: 3 p.m., parade runs from the French Quarter to National World War II Museum, New Orleans. Hosted by the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission. http://www.louisianabicentennial2012.com.
  • ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER: 6 p.m., patron party; 7 p.m., general admission, Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1501 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville. Raffle and auction event. http://www.maryqueenofpeace.org or (985) 626-6977.
  • JUMP, JIVE & WAIL: THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA: 6 p.m. dinner seating, 8 p.m. show, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Featuring a cast of 10 who bring to life these legendary songs, musicians, vocals and dance. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • OFF THE WALL ODYSSEY BALL: 7:30 p.m., patron party; 9 p.m., ball, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Sponsored by the New Orleans Museum of Art. Entertainment by Helen Gillet & BRW and food by The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.
  • BOEING BOEING: 8 p.m., Main Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage. Directed by Ricky Graham. Mile High Club Pre-Performance Cocktail Hour, $12 per person. Theatergoers can have top shelf open bar brands, wine and appetizers provided by Messina’s. Reservations required. Tickets for the play, $30. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.
  • BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE: 8 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Performance of the romantic comedy on which TV’s Bewitched was based. Adults, $15; students, $10. (985) 893-1671.

SUNDAY, NOV. 11

  • VETERANS DAY AT THE WWII MUSEUM: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Veterans receive free admission to Museum galleries. Special events include hourly showing of the 4-D film, Beyond All Boundries and performance by the Navy Band New Orleans. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1944.
  • 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 at Fatoush CafĂ©. For more information, email info@spuncrossroads.com.
  • JUMP, JIVE & WAIL: THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA: 11 a.m. brunch seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Featuring a cast of 10 who bring to life these legendary songs, musicians, vocals and dance. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • 19TH CENTURY CARPENTRY: 1-3 p.m., Otis House Museum, Fairview-Riverside State Park, 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville. The interpretive ranger will demonstrate making useful items such as chair and table legs, canes, paddles, spoons and spatulas using only the shaving horse, draw knife, froe and mallet. Free with $1 per person park admission. (985) 792-4652 or (888) 677-3247.
  • BOEING BOEING: 2 p.m., Main Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage. Directed by Ricky Graham. $30. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

TUESDAY, NOV. 13

  • DINNER WITH A CURATOR: 6:30-8:30 p.m., The American Sector Atrium, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Eric Rivet presents “WWII in a Galaxy Far, Far Away.” http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1944, ext. 213.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14

  • 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 A SALUTE TO OUR HEROES: Noon 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. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • EXHIBIT OPENING- MEET THE CURATOR: 5 p.m., reception; 6 p.m., discussion, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Join Kimberly Guise, curator of The Guests of the Third Reich, as she discusses the inspiration, creation and public reception of this exhibition. For reservations, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • TASTINGS AT THE TRACK: 6-9 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. A Bounty of Bubbles: From Champagne to Prosecco will feature 75 top champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world plus gourmet cheese and desserts. $35 per person. http://www.fairgroundsracecourse.com or (504) 948-1285.
  • OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET: 7 p.m., Puccini Bar, Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Performance by Bon Operatit! Free.
  • ONGOING

    • 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. (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: 7:30 p.m. nightly, Middle of Nowhere, through Sunday, Nov. 11; 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, The Athlete; 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14 and Friday, Nov. 15, Joseph Herring’s Infernal Cakes/Adjacent Manias. $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, Nov. 11-Feb. 3, 2013. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.