THURSDAY, DEC. 11

  • VOODOO BLUES KREWE PRESENTS: 5 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St.
  • CLASSICAL VOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL RECITAL: 5 p.m., New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), 2800 Chartres St.
  • OGDEN AFTER HOURS — BASQUIAT & THE BLUES WITH EVAN CHRISTOPHER AND MORE: 6 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St. $10.
  • HAPPY HOUR W/ PHIL DEGRUY: 6 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St.
  • KEVIN & DIDI: 8 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • LEROY THOMAS: 8:30 p.m., Rock ‘n’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave. Free.
  • TERRAVITA: 10 p.m., Republic New Orleans, 828 S. Peters St. $15-$30.
  • LEROY THOMAS: 8:30 p.m., Rock ‘n’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave.
  • AXIS MONDE: 9 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • ELLE VARNER: 8 p.m. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St. $20.
  • NO STRINGS ATTACHED - CELLO & THE NEW GUITAR: 9 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St.
  • TERRAVITA: 10 p.m., Republic New Orleans, 828 S. Peters St. $15 - $30.
  • LAPRETA: 10 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • ACRO-CATS CELEBRATE “MEOW-Y CATMAS” IN NEW ORLEANS: 7 p.m, Marigny, 2240 St. Claude Ave. $19. Tuna and the Whole Gang will celebrate Christmas feline-style. Cat lovers of all ages can witness the cats stretch and show off their talents. There will also be a special appearance by The Rock-Cats. The show features over a dozen fabulous felines — all former orphans, rescues and strays. For this holiday special, the Acro-Cats push a snow sleigh, shop for holiday gifts, jump through wreaths, balance on ornaments and more. $16-$19.
  • Friday, Dec. 12

MCDONOGH 35 GOSPEL CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 P.M., TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1329 JACKSON AVE.

  • THIS IS NOLA: Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St. Free.
  • JEFF GREENBERG: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St. Free.
  • NAYO JONES: 8 p.m., Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St. $10.
  • AMANDA SHAW AND THE CUTE GUYS: 9:30 p.m., Rock ‘n’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave.
  • OLAW: 9 p.m., One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St.
  • HIGH GROUND DRIFTERS: 7 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • CRAZY WHISKEY: 9 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • JOHN PARKER: 10 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • MARIO: 11 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • MICHAEL PEARCE: 6 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St.
  • BOOSIE BAD AZZ AND FRIENDS: 8 p.m., UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave. $60-120.

ACRO-CATS CELEBRATE “MEOW-Y CATMAS” IN NEW ORLEANS: 7 P.M, MARIGNY, 2240 ST. CLAUDE AVE. $19. TUNA AND THE WHOLE GANG WILL CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS FELINE-STYLE. CAT LOVERS OF ALL AGES CAN WITNESS THE CATS STRETCH AND SHOW OFF THEIR TALENTS. THERE WILL ALSO BE A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY THE ROCK-CATS. THE SHOW FEATURES OVER A DOZEN FABULOUS FELINES — ALL FORMER ORPHANS, RESCUES AND STRAYS. FOR THIS HOLIDAY SPECIAL, THE ACRO-CATS PUSH A SNOW SLEIGH, SHOP FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS, JUMP THROUGH WREATHS, BALANCE ON ORNAMENTS AND MORE. $16-$19.

  • 39TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 9:30 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Bishop Polk Hall, 1329 Jackson Ave. Tour private historic homes in the Garden Districts for regional cuisine and holiday shopping among dozens of local artists, craftsmen and retailers.
  • CAROLING WITH LOUISIANA HISTORY ALIVE: Noon, French Market, 1008 N. Peters St.
  • NYCE: 2 p.m., Music at the Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. $5.

MAKING A JAZZ GUMBO: 2 P.M., FRENCH MARKET, 1008 N. PETERS ST. A LIVE COOKING DEMONSTRATION OF CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE GUMBO BY DEBORAH ETIENNE, OF LAFAYETTE. THE DEMONSTRATION USES LIVE MUSIC AND A COOKING DEMO TO SHOW HOW GUMBO IS A PERFECT METAPHOR FOR JAZZ, AND VICE VERSA.

LIQUID RHYTHMS INC PRESENTS DANZA: 9 P.M., CLUB SILHOUETTE, 3505 N. HULLEN ST. $20-$25.

  • Saturday, Dec. 13

NEW ORLEANS BLACK CHORALE’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 P.M., TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1329 JACKSON AVE.

  • DR. MICHAEL WHITE QUARTET: 7 p.m., Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St. $10
  • VINCE VANCE KIDS HOLIDAY SING-ALONG & DANCE PARTY: 9 a.m., Deanie’s Seafood, 841 Iberville St.
  • KERMIT RUFFINS & THE BARBECUE SWINGERS: 9 p.m., Rock ‘n’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave.
  • THE SHIZ: 7 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • THE FENS: 10 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.

RUNNING OF THE SANTAS: 6 P.M., GENERATIONS HALL, 310 ANDREW HIGGINS DR. $15-75.

ACRO-CATS CELEBRATE “MEOW-Y CATMAS” IN NEW ORLEANS: 4 P.M, MARIGNY, 2240 ST. CLAUDE AVE. $19. TUNA AND THE WHOLE GANG WILL CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS FELINE-STYLE. CAT LOVERS OF ALL AGES CAN WITNESS THE CATS STRETCH AND SHOW OFF THEIR TALENTS. THERE WILL ALSO BE A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY THE ROCK-CATS. THE SHOW FEATURES OVER A DOZEN FABULOUS FELINES — ALL FORMER ORPHANS, RESCUES AND STRAYS. FOR THIS HOLIDAY SPECIAL, THE ACRO-CATS PUSH A SNOW SLEIGH, SHOP FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS, JUMP THROUGH WREATHS, BALANCE ON ORNAMENTS AND MORE. $16-$19.

SUNDAY, DEC. 14

  • KATALIN LUKACS: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave.
  • LATE NIGHT @ HOUSE OF BLUES WITH HOUSE OF BLUES GOSPEL BRUNCH: 10 a.m., House of Blues New Orleans-Foundation Room, 225 Decatur St.
  • THE MESSY COOKERS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St. Free.
  • A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WITH VOX FEMINAE: 3 p.m., Holy Name of Mary Church, 500 Eliza, Algiers. Free.
  • OPEN MIC: 7 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • GAL HOLIDAY & THE HONKY TONK REVUE: 8 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St.
  • SWEET OLIVE DUO - PAT FLORY & MIKE KERWIN: 6 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St.
  • ACRO-CATS CELEBRATE “MEOW-Y CATMAS” IN NEW ORLEANS: 4 p.m, Marigny, 2240 St. Claude Ave. $19. Tuna and the Whole Gang will celebrate Christmas feline-style. Cat lovers of all ages can witness the cats stretch and show off their talents. There will also be a special appearance by The Rock-Cats. The show features over a dozen fabulous felines — all former orphans, rescues and strays. For this holiday special, the Acro-Cats push a snow sleigh, shop for holiday gifts, jump through wreaths, balance on ornaments and more. $16-$19.

MONDAY, DEC. 15

  • SAM CORDTS: 8 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • RUBY ROSS: 9 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • PHIL THE TREMOLO KING: 10 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.

ALEXIS AND THE SAMURAI: 8 P.M., CHICKIE WAH WAH, 2828 CANAL ST.

TUESDAY, DEC. 16

  • “ORGAN AND LABYRINTH” AND CANDLELIGHT: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave.
  • JON RONIGER: 5 p.m., Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St.Free.
  • THE MESSY COOKERS: 8 p.m., Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St. Free.
  • CARLY WATERSHRAUT: 8 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • TOM HENEHAN: 9 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • MIKE LIUZZA: 10 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17

  • MAJOR BACON ROCKS BANKS STREET BAR: 10 p.m., Banks Street Bar, 4401 Banks St

THE ROAMIN JASMIN: 8 P.M., LITTLE GEM SALOON, 445 S. RAMPART ST. $5.

  • CREOLE STRINGBEANS: 8 p.m., Rock ‘n’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave.
  • JOHN RENSHAW & ZAC MARAS: 9 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • AARON MARAS: 10 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • LARS EDEGRAN & TOPSY CHAPMAN: 8 p.m., Palm Court Jazz Cafe, 1204 Decatur St.

THURSDAY, DEC. 18

  • MONTY BANKS: 5 p.m., Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St. Free.
  • VIPER MAD TRIO: 8 p.m., Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St. $5.
  • HORACE TRAHAN: 8:30 p.m., Rock ‘n’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave.
  • ATTIE: 8 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • HOMEGROWN NIGHT CONCERT SERIES: 8:30 p.m., Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave. Free.
  • LO FABER: 9 p.m., The Neutral Ground, 5110 Danneel St.
  • TRAP FT GRANDTHEFT: Noon, Republic, 828 St. Peters St., New Orleans. $10-$30.