FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

  • HOLIDAY ON THE BOULEVARD: Ashe’ Cultural Arts Center, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans A festival of jazz, R&B, spoken word and dance. (504) 569-9070

FRIDAY-DEC. 21

  • “A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Main Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Adults, $37; seniors, $35; and students and active military, $32. (504) 461-9475 or RivertownTheatres.com

AMAZING ACRO-CATS: 7 P.M. WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS, ALL WAYS THEATRE, 2240 ST. CLAUDE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. PERFORMING FELINES PRESENT “MEOWY CATMAS” WITH PORTION OF PROCEEDS GOING TO JEFFERSON SPCA. (504) 218-5578 OR THEALLWAYSLOUNGE.NET

  • TWELFTH NIGHT: 7:30 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, The Great Hall, 1 Collins Diboll Circle. A comedy by William Shakespeare. $24 or $18 for members. noma.org

FRIDAY-DEC. 26

  • “MIRACLE ON FULTON STREET”: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Fulton Street, New Orleans. Dancing lights, winter décor, falling snow and a 30-foot Christmas tree. Other highlights of the month-long festive celebration include a gingerbread house replica of the St. Louis Cathedral and live music performances every Friday. miracleonfulton.com

FRIDAY-JAN. 3

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873 or covingtonfarmersmarket.org

LEE LANE CRAFT FAIR: LEE LANE, COVINGTON. LOCAL CRAFTS AND COLLECTIBLES, LOCAL HISTORIAN/MUSICIAN/CRAFTSMAN GRAYHAWK PERKINS LIVE SILVERWORKING AND WOOD-CARVING DEMONSTRATION AND STORYTELLING, CHILDREN’S FACE-PAINTING BY SARAH EARLY, CLASSIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC ON VINTAGE RECORDS FROM ELIZABETH WILLIAMS OF ROSEMARY’S CLOSET, A LIVE ART PAINTING DEMONSTRATION BY SARA CRAIG OF METAL & EARTH DESIGNS AND JESSICA DEVUN, CUSTOM KNITWORK BY BABY DOLL BANDS, HANDMADE STATIONERY, HEMP JEWELRY, BEESWAX CANDLES, CARPENTRY WOODWORK AND MORE. (985) 288-9609

  • JINGLE BUGS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., New Orleans. A day of Santa and science. AudubonInstitute.org
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Indoor/outdoor market. (504) 269-3982
  • FROZEN ON THE RIVER CRUISE: 1:45 p.m., Steamboat Natchez, Toulouse Street and Mississippi River. Featuring characters from Disney’s “Frozen,” there will be songs, stories and photos. Royal costumes encouraged. $25.50, adults; $12.25, children. (504) 586-8777 or steamboatnatchez.com
  • PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleana. “Life, Love and Art in the French Quarter” by Rolland Golden. hnoc.org
  • SOULFUL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Capital One stage, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Presented by AARP and Audubon Nature Institute with performances by Mighty Chariots of Fire Gospel ensemble and violinist Michael Ward. There will also be holiday shopping and Santa photos. $12-$17.50. AudubonInstitute.org
  • RUNNING OF THE SANTAS: 3 p.m., Barcadia Bar, 601 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. A costumed holiday fun run. $15. runningofthesantas.com

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Garden District, New Orleans. Seven homes featured; tour headquarters, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Presented by Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans. $45. (504) 581-7032
  • ROYAL TEDDY BEAR TEA: 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Royal Sonesta New Orleans, 300 Bourbon St., New Orleans. A high tea presentation with Christmas characters. General admission: $69, adults; $49, children. VIP experience: $85, adults; $65, children, includes a photo and commemorative tea cup for the children and champagne for the adults. Reservations required. (504) 553-2328

SATURDAY-DEC. 21

  • “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Marquette Theatre, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. A Southern Rep Theatre presentation of the Charles Dickens classic. Adults, $25; children younger than 12, $12.50. (504) 522-6545

MONDAY

  • RENATO BELUCHE BUST RESTORATION CEREMONY: 10 a.m., Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., New Orleans. In celebration of Beluche’s 234th birthday. There will be refreshments. (504) 523-3939 or friendsofthecabildo.org

WEDNESDAY

  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. By museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288 or nationalww2museum.org
  • NATURE WALK AND TIVITATION: 1 p.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Two-hour walk in the woods. (985) 626-1238 or northlakenature.org
  • HOLIDAY DIVE: 2:30 p.m., Great Maya Reef, Audubon Aquarium, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. A scuba dive featuring Santa.

THURSDAY

  • PENGUIN FEED: 3 p.m., Audubon Aquarium, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. Santa will feed the penguins.

ONGOING

  • CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 519 Julia St., New Orleans. New paintings and sculpture by George Dunbar.
  • CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends through Christmas, throughout downtown Covington. Shopping events, musicians, refreshments and door prizes. covla.com
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. “Andrew Jackson: Hero of New Orleans,” through March 29. (504) 523-4662
  • THE JOAN MITCHELL CENTER: 1000 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. “JMC@Prospect.3” exhibit to showcase biennial artists McArthur Binion, Los Jaichackers, Akosua Adoma Owusu and Hayal Pozanti. Ends Jan. 25. joanmitchellfoundation.org
  • MARTIN.LAWRENCE GALLERIES: 433 Royal St., New Orleans. “The Works of Erte & Artist Mark Kostabi,” until Jan. 1. Opening reception 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. martinlawrence.com
  • NEW ORLEANS ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS: 5256 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Annual Miniature Exhibition,” until Wednesday. (504) 899-8111 or noafa.com
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “From Barbed Wire to Battlefields, Japanese American Experiences in WWII” exhibit. “Manufacturing Victory - The Arsenal of Democracy.” The exhibit examines how the unprecedented drive of great leaders and industry brought America out of the Great Depression and united citizens on the Home Front. Through May 31. nationalww2museum.org

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose