New Orleans calendar for Dec. 4-10, 2015 _lowres

Photo by Kelly Fouchi -- Fancy Nancy (Tess Fouchi) and sister Jojo (Savannah Fouchi) learn the true meaning of Christmas in the 'Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas' musical, showing at Rivertown Theaters this weekend.

FRIDAY

  • ALL ABOUT NATURE BOOK CLUB: 9 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Discuss Richard Louv’s book, “The Nature Principle:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit DisorderText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color.” Space is limited. Reservations required. Free for members, $5 for non-members. Call (985) 626-1238.

SATURDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 North Columbia St., Covington. Food demo will be presented by Kathy Gee’s of Covington. Joe Barbara will provide the music.

THURSDAY

  • ROBERT BRANTLEY SIGNING OF ‘HENRY HOWARD LOUISIANA’S ARCHITECT’: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., New Orleans. Come out for discussion and book signing. Tree and open to the public. The book retails for $60 and will be available for purchase at the event. For details, visit maplestreetbookshop.com or call (504) 861-2105.
  • HANDEL’S MESSIAH IN THE ORPHEUM: 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Symphony Chorus of New Orleans presents the classic concert Handel Messiah in the newly-renovated venue. To purchase tickets, visit symphonychorus.org

ONGOING

  • 5 PRESS GALLERY: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 5 Press Gallery, 5 Press St., New Orleans.
  • ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: 7:30 p.m., University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center, Robert E. Nims Theatre, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Runs through Dec. 20. Come see this adaptation of the Dickens classic. Tickets for adults are $25. Children under 12 are $15. For more information, visit at southernrep.com or call (504) 522-6545.
  • THE KATRINA DECADE ‘IMAGES OF AN ALTERED CITY’: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art, 400 Chartres St., New Orleans. The display presents 77 photographs of New Orleans’s ongoing recovery, taken by David G. Spielman, and runs through Jan. 9, 2016. hnoc.org
  • ‘FANCY NANCY’S SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS’: Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. 7 p.m. Dec. 4-13. A delightful holiday musical that will appeal to the whole family and feature young performers from the area. General admission is $16. For more information, call (504) 461-9475 or visit rivertowntheaters.com.
  • HOLIDAY LIGHT FESTIVAL: 6 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and Storyland, 7 Victory Ave., New Orleans. Tickets areText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color $8 per person. Children under 3 and Friends of City Park get in Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorfree. Purchase tickets on celebrationintheaaks.com or at the ticket trailers at the event. Call (504) 483-9415 for more information. Event runs from through Jan. 2.
  • JOSEPHINE SACABO — JUANA AND THE STRUCTURES OF REVERIE: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres St., New Orleans. On view through Jan. 1.
  • 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, 2016, in the Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery. nationalww2museum.org
  • NIKKI ROSATO MERGED: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 A Julia St., New Orleans. Rosato will be exhibiting her life-sized, figurative works created in her unique style using maps. Runs through Dec. 26.
  • OCEARCH SHARK RESEARCH VESSEL DOCKS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. The exhibit features a life-size great white shark model, tracking screens to view OCEARCH tagged sharks, education stations and more. Through Dec. 6, the public can visit the Shark Research Exhibit located on the second floor of Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in the Pisces Room. Advance tickets are recommended and can be purchased by visiting auduboninstitute.org or at any Audubon Nature Institute attractions.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 539-9650 or ogdenmuseum.org
  • PAUL VILLINSKI DEPARTURE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 A Julia St., New Orleans. While retaining the butterfly as the subject and metaphor, Villinski explores other more conceptual works tackling the subjects of addiction, metamorphosis and environmentalism. Runs through Dec. 26.
  • THE PRESBYTERE: 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: Two Carnival Artists,” focuses on artists Helen Clark Warren and John Scheffler, both of whom lived and worked in New York.

Weekly Art Market: 9 a.m., Press Street Gardens, 7 Press St., New Orleans. The market will feature art pieces for sale, delicious treats from the NOCCA student-run Boxcar Food Truck and other offerings from NOCCA’s students and alumni. Subsequent markets will be held onText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Dec. 5 and 19 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Dec. 12 night market 5 p.m.-9 p.m. The Art Market is free and open to the public.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones