New Orleans area for Jan. 15-21, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by the Saenger Theatre -- A scene from 'Motown the Musical.' The production tells the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy and starts in New Orleans on Tuesday.

FRIDAY

  • SUPERBALL SWEET 610 DEBUTANTE BALL: 8 p.m., Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place. The 610 Stompers will dance their golden shoes off at the “London Calling”-themed event in homage to the classic Clash album. Tickets start at $40.Patron party tickets start at $100. Attendees must be 21 years old. Visit Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color610stompers.com Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color for more details.

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington.
  • ‘LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS’: 10 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Enjoy a screening of “Love Between the Covers,” a feature-length documentary film about the community of women who read and write romance novels. Free. For more information, call (504) 889-8143.
  • TONI VAN PELT: 3 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Toni Van Pelt will discuss the impact of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Free For more information, call (504) 889-8143.
  • LOUISIANA AMERICAN ITALIAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME BANQUET: 6 p.m., Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St.. Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Induction banquet honors and celebrates national and local Italian Americans in the sports, entertainment, medical and civic fields. Tickets start at $175. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.

SATURDAY-MONDAY

  • SOUNDTRACK ‘63: 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Will feature the untold and under-told stories of New Orleans’ civil rights history. General admission tickets are $35. CAC member tickets are $25. For more information, visit cacno.org or call (504) 528-3805.

TUESDAY

  • CAROLYN SHELTON: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Carolyn Shelton, chef and etiquette consultant, will give a presentation titled “What Adults Can Teach Children about Etiquette.” Free. For more information, call (504) 889-8143.

WEDNESDAY

  • PENGUIN AWARENESS DAY: 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. Guests can enjoy observing these birds in the Aquarium’s penguin habitat and also learn more about the Aquarium’s conservation efforts during up-close encounters. For more information, visit auduboninstitute.org.
  • AUTHOR EVENT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Alan G. Gauthreaux, author of a “Dark Bayou: Infamous Louisiana Homicides,” will discuss the book. Free. For more information, call (504) 889-8143.

ONGOING

  • ‘AT HOME AND AT WAR NEW ORLEANS, 1914–1919’ EXHIBITION: 9:30 a.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. This exhibition displays the various sentiments throughout the city with letters, newspapers, film reels and records. Free. On view through May 7.

Galerie Jochen Hempel: 10 a.m., Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St., New Orleans. Features the work of German artists Hartwig Ebersbach, Uwe Frauendorf, Gerhard Gäbler, Matthias Hoch, Harald Kirschner, Peter Krauskopf, Sven Kroner and Ulf Puder. Through Feb. 13.

‘Key-Sook Geum — Living Energy’: 10 a.m., Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Geum weaves delicately shaped webs of gold and black wire with pearl, coral, amber and crystal beads, transforming simple but luxuriant materials into a network of intersecting lines, planes and curves. Through Feb. 27.

‘Jacqueline Humphries’: 6:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Composed of entirely new works, the exhibition is the most extensive presentation to date of her silver and blacklight paintings. Through Feb. 28.

‘James Hoff — BRICKING’: 6:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Hoff’s recent “virus paintings” and sound works exhibit an inevitable development of his engagement with technology, popular and political culture, and the intentional and unintentional disruptions therein. Through Feb. 28.

‘Motown The Musical’: Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Enjoy the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey. Performances start Tuesday. To purchase tickets visit Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorsaengernola.com

National World War II Museum: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II” will be shown through May 30. nationalww2museum.org

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 539-9650 or ogdenmuseum.org

Compiled by Marchaund Jones