New Orleans Area for Jan. 18-24, 2013

The New Orleans Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in the Crescent City and surrounding areas from Jan. 18-24, 2013. It covers plays, shows, parties, family-oriented entertainment and everything in between.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 18

  • MARDI GRAS BABY DOLL EXHIBIT: 6 p.m., Presbytere, 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. Books signing by Kim Vaz, author of The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition. Panel discussion with historian Karen Leathem and several generations of Baby Dolls. Baby Doll performances by Millisia White’s New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies and masks created by McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter School. Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Music by DJ Hektik. Free. (504) 523-3939 or http://www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
  • MICRO FEST: 7 p.m., Café Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The Network of Ensemble Theater’s MicroFest USA initiative is a nation-wide exploration of art and community, whose members include performance ensembles from all over the U.S. Part festival, part think-tank. For more information and registration visit http://www.ensembletheaters.net. Reduced rates exist for locals and NET members.
  • VENUS IN FUR: 7:30 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater at The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep. (504) 522-6545 or http://www.SouthernRep.com.
  • CANDIDE: 7:30 p.m., Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex, Loyola University, New Orleans. A Loyola Opera Theatre production. Complimentary wine and cheese reception sponsored by the Loyola Alumni Association precedes Friday’s performance at 6:30 p.m. http://cmfa.loyno.edu.
  • RUNNIN’ DOWN THE MOUNTAIN: 8 p.m., Dryades Theater, 1232 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. “Runnin’ Down the Mountain” is the story of Everett and Margaret Riddle, a brother and sister, grown and living alone on their family’s orchard in the Great Smoky Mountains. This innovative new performance mixes original and traditional music, live looping and soundscapes with NEW NOISE’s own brand of visual storytelling. $15, general admission, $12, artists/students/seniors. http://www.newnoise.org.
  • SWEET 610 DEBUTANTE BALL: 8 p.m., The Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. This ’80s inspired event will feature food from New Orleans’ finest restaurants, open bar, live performance from Band Camp and tunes by DJ Hammer. The all-male dance krewe 610 Stompers will debut their new moves. Proceeds benefit the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency. $40, advance; $50, door. http://3rdannual610debball.eventbrite.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS COMEDY FESTIVAL: 8 p.m.-10 p.m., La NuitComedy Theatre, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. Headliners include Nick Vatterott from Comedy Central’s “Mash Up,” Neal Hamburger from “The Tom Green Show” and Ashley Barnhill. All tickets include a pint of beer from Nola Brewing. http://nolacomedy.com.
  • THE CLASS OF ’70 SOMETHING: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The original hit musical. $30-$35. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.
  • JERSEY BOYS: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com or (800) 745-3000.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19

  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by Jerry Hess beginning at 9:30 a.m., fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • MARDI GRAS, CAJUN STYLE: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., French Quarter Visitor Center of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 419 Decatur St., New Orleans. Join artists Georgie and Allen Manuel as they doff their homemade screen masks and “suits du Mardi Gras” and tell stories of Mardi Gras in rural Louisiana. (504) 589-2636 ext. 1 or http://www.nps.gov/jela.
  • 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 MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Food, arts, crafts, vintage clothing and flea market. Mardi Gras costumes, accessories and masks. Live music. (504) 269-3982 or email creemccree@gmail.com. Free.
  • VENUS IN FUR : 2 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater at The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep. (504) 522-6545 or http://www.SouthernRep.com.
  • JERSEY BOYS: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com or (800) 745-3000.
  • AVENUE Q: 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. Laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. No one under 17 admitted without parent. Adults, $30; military, $27; seniors (65+), $27; students, $20. (504) 885-2000.
  • THE CLASS OF ’70 SOMETHING: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The original hit musical. $30-$35. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.

SUNDAY, JAN. 20

  • 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 CLASS OF ’70 SOMETHING: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The original hit musical. $30-$35. http://www.rivertowntheaters.com or (504) 461-9475.
  • USA DANCE CHAPTER 5031 MONTHLY DANCE: 2 p.m.-5 p.m.; free dance lesson from 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. Several mixer dances are planned; light refreshments and cash bar available. Mix of music by Jim Steven. $10, members; $12, non members; $5, students under age 21. (504) 258-2220 or (504) 607-1041.
  • JERSEY BOYS: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com or (800) 745-3000.
  • VENUS IN FUR : 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater at The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep. (504) 522-6545 or http://www.SouthernRep.com.
  • CANDIDE : 3 p.m., Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex, Loyola University, New Orleans. A Loyola Opera Theatre production. http://cmfa.loyno.edu.
  • AVENUE Q: 3 p.m., Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. A laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. No one under 17 admitted without parent. Adults, $30; military, $27; seniors (65+), $27; students, $20. (504) 885-2000.
  • RUNNIN’ DOWN THE MOUNTAIN: 8 p.m., Dryades Theater, 1232 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. “Runnin’ Down the Mountain” is the story of Everett and Margaret Riddle, a brother and sister, grown and living alone on their family’s orchard in the Great Smoky Mountains. This innovative new performance mixes original and traditional music, live looping and soundscapes with NEW NOISE’s own brand of visual storytelling. $15, general admission, $12, artist/student/senior. http://www.newnoise.or

TUESDAY, JAN 22

  • SLIM GOODBODY PRESENTS LIGHTEN UP!: 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie. Lighten Up! addresses the problem of childhood obesity. It is a highly interactive, 50-minute musical show designed to help children in grades K-6 learn the value of exercise and good nutrition. The show deals with the serious problems of excess weight and obesity in an entertaining and totally non-threatening way. http://www.jpas.org.
  • JERSEY BOYS: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com or (800) 745-3000.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23

  • VENUS IN FUR : 7:30 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater at The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep. (504) 522-6545 or http://www.SouthernRep.com.
  • ENVISIONING LOUISIANA: 7:30 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral, French Quarter, New Orleans. Presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra as the seventh installment of Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage. The series examines different aspects of the state’s contributions to classical music with a concert and educational programming. http://www.hnoc.org or (504) 523-4662.
  • 3X3: THE ONE ACTS: 7:30 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Six 10-minute plays by six playwrights. Part of Southern Rep’s New Play Program. $10. http://www.southernrep.com.
  • JERSEY BOYS: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com or (800) 745-3000.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

  • JERSEY BOYS: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, New Orleans. http://www.mahaliajacksontheater.com or (800) 745-3000.
  • BOOK CLUB — IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS BY ERIK LARSON: 6 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Discussion of Erik Larson’s New York Times bestseller about the rise of Hitler. Free and open to the public. Reservations requested. (504) 528-1944, ext. 229. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • VENUS IN FUR : 7:30 p.m., The Freeport-McMoRan Theater at The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by Southern Rep. (504) 522-6545 or http://www.SouthernRep.com.

ONGOING

  • ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. The New Orleans Chapter of the National Conference of Artists, in partnership with the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History, presents Loving Your Enemies, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Movement, and those working to further peace and human understanding. The exhibition, which runs through March 30, will feature the work of local and national artists. (504) 715-8137.
  • CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Michael Kessler: The Sense(s) of Abstraction, through Jan. 30. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, please contact gallery owner Borislava Callan at (504) 525-0518 or visit our website at http://www.callancontemporary.com.
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Color Fall Down, photographs by Priya Kambli in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; Where Do We Migrate To?, a group show; Rooted, a mixed-media installation by Ben Diller; Revolve, sculpture by Rontherin Ratliff. (504) 528-3800.
  • JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. New Orleans at Table exhibition. New Orleans artist Linda Lesperance celebrates the dining experience in New Orleans, from local eateries to fine dining at the classic French Quarter and Garden District restaurants, through Jan. 31.
  • GALLERY HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
  • LEMIEUX GALLERIES: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. A new exhibition of works by sculptor Sean O’Meallie, a former toy inventor who creates highly formed conceptual and pop-based sculptures in wood. The show will remain on view until Feb. 23. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday 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 http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/cabildo.aspx.
  • M.S. RAU ANTIQUES: 630 Royal St., New Orleans. Impressionism — Influences and Impact, paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. (504) 523-5660.
  • THE MCKENNA MUSEUM: 2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Faces of Treme, photographs by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun. (504) 586-7432.
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Guests Of The Third Reich: American POWs In Europe, through Feb. 3. http://www.nationalww2museum.org or (504) 528-1943.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Make Yourself at Home, works by Jim Richard, through Feb. 24; ‘FOREVER’ Mural by Odili Donald Odita, through October; Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights, through Feb. 10; Lifelike, through Jan. 27. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Scholarship Art Contest Exhibition, through Feb. 17. An exhibition of works by high school juniors and seniors who participated in the Foundation’s visual arts contest. The theme was “Louisiana’s Bicentennial,” celebrating 200 years of statehood in 2012. (504) 539-9600.
  • POYDRAS CENTER: 650 Poydras St., New Orleans, Excursions, paintings by Alois “Al”Champagne. Free. (504) 945-2115.
  • SECOND STORY GALLERY: New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Monthly art exhibitions continue with the work of two established artists, Gina Laguna, working in steel and Cynthia Ramirez, a multi-media artist. The exhibition will run through Feb. (504) 940-1130.
  • ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER: 1618 Oretha Castle Hailey Blvd., New Orleans. Film schedule: The House I Live In, 9:30 p.m., Friday-Thursday, Jan. 18-24. Stolen Seas, 7:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. $8, adults; $7, students and seniors; $6, Zietgeist members and children 16 and younger. http://www.zeitgeistinc.net or (504) 352-1150.