New Orleans Area for Feb. 1, 2013

Photo provided by Cary Alden Public RelationsA production of Grease, School Edition runs through Sunday, Feb. 3, at Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15. Call (504) 461-9475. Show caption
Photo provided by Cary Alden Public RelationsA production of Grease, School Edition runs through Sunday, Feb. 3, at Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15. Call (504) 461-9475.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 1

  • STARLIGHT RACING: 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Horse racing under the lights featuring music by Karma in the Clubhouse, New Orleans legend DJ Jubilee in the Miller Time Beer Garden, drink specials, food trucks, pop-up vendors and more. $5, general admission; $10, Clubhouse and Miller Time Beer Garden. (504) 944-5515 or http://www.fairgroundsracecourse.com.
  • GREASE, SCHOOL EDITION: 7 p.m., Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Edited version suitable for younger audiences. $15. (504) 461-9475.
  • WEALTH BY ARISTOPHANES: 8 p.m., Lower Depths Theater, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Translated and adapted by Karen Rose. $12 general admission, $8 students, seniors, Loyola faculty and staff. http://cmfa.loyno.edu.
  • AND THE BALL AND ALL: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Ricky Graham-penned comedy about the Mystic Krewe of Terpsichore. Becky Allen and Amanda Hebert star as yatty krewe organizers planning their truck float and getting ready for the ball. $26. (504) 461-9475.
  • A CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE: 10 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. The Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce and The 100 Black Men of America are sponsoring a cocktail chic gala to raise funds to support the efforts of the NFL Youth Education Town (YET) by helping provide mentorship and technical assistance to the Boys & Girls Club. Ages 21 and older. http://www.superbashneworleans2013.com. (347) 333-1086.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2

  • COVINGTON FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Music by Chance Casteel, Parker Freeman and John Garcia at 9:30 a.m., fresh produce, seafood, meat and dairy products, herbs, baked goods, tamales, plants, crafts and more. http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Explore and learn about WWII history through touching artifacts from the war that changed the world. Staffed by teen volunteers. (504) 528-1944, ext. 304.
  • FL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION SMOCKS & JOCKS: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Eiffel Society, 240 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Art auction and jazz brunch supporting the Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Trust. Artwork from active and former players and others with a connection to professional football will be auctioned. Performance by jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard. (917) 716-8566.
  • 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.
  • GREASE, SCHOOL EDITION: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Edited version suitable for younger audiences. $15. (504) 461-9475.
  • OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Jonathan Ferrara Gallery: 400a Julia St., New Orleans. Opening reception for Better Dead Than Red, sculpture by David Buckingham, through Feb. 20. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and by appointment, (504) 522-5471. http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com.
  • ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception for artist Mitchell Lonas’ Zelma. On display through March 30. (504) 525-0518 or http://www.callancontemporary.com.
  • AND THE BALL AND ALL: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Ricky Graham-penned comedy about the Mystic Krewe of Terpsichore. Becky Allen and Amanda Hebert star as yatty krewe organizers planning their truck float and getting ready for the ball. $26. (504) 461-9475.
  • WEALTH BY ARISTOPHANES: 8 p.m., Lower Depths Theater, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Translated and adapted by Karen Rose. $12 general admission, $8 students, seniors, Loyola faculty and staff. http://cmfa.loyno.edu.

SUNDAY, FEB. 3

  • 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.
  • GREASE, SCHOOL EDITION: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Edited version suitable for younger audiences. $15. (504) 461-9475.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6

  • LUNCHBOX LECTURE: 1-2 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Tommy Lofton presents “North Africa and the Kasserine Pass 70th Anniversary.” (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • 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: 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. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • CARNIVAL WITH CRESCENT AT THE CATHEDRAL: Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans The Cathedral with Crescent Pie and Sausage Company will sell jambalaya, po-boys, sausages, hot dogs and drinks during the Druids and Nyx parade and will be open for every parade through Rex. Bathroom passes available. Proceeds will benefit the outreach programs of Christ Church Cathedral. (504) 895-6602.
  • AUDITIONS FOR GYPSY AND SPAMALOT: 6:30 p.m., Rivertown Theaters, 325 Minor St., Kenner. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.RivertownTheaters.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. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mitchell Lonas’ Zelma on display through March 30. (504) 525-0518 or 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. Super Mardi Gras 2013 group show, through Feb. 28. 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.
  • MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES: 433 Royal St. Modern Masters Touchdown and 1999 Super Bowl trophy and ring on exhibit though Feb. 15. The gallery will welcome visitors with complimentary wine and king cake during the exhibition. Hours are: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., every day. http://www.martinlawrence.com or (504) 299-9055.
  • 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. Gridiron Glory Exhibition. A new traveling exhibition detailing pro football’s history in America with special sections devoted to the game’s World War II history and the New Orleans Saints, through May 5. (504) 528-1943 or http://www.nationalww2museum.org. 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; ‘FOREVER’ Mural by Odili Donald Odita, through October; Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights, through Feb. 10. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.
  • OCTAVIA ART GALLERY: 4532 Magazine St., New Orleans. The exhibition Urban Visions by Tulane University architect and artist Grover Mouton presents a compendium of drawings created as part of the design process in a series of projects throughout China and the United States. On display through Feb. 23. http://www.octaviaartgallery.com.
  • 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 February. (504) 940-1130.