New Orleans Events Calendar for Dec. 10-16, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra -- The Orpehum Holiday Spectacular will have folks hanging from the ceilings (not really) with joy at this first-ever spectacle. Included in the lineup at the august theater will be the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, with the 610 Stompers, the Roots of Music Brass Band, the New Orleans Children's Chorus and the Mass Gospel Choir. Tickets start at $20. Performances are Saturday and Sunday. lpomusic.com.

EVENTS

THURSDAY

  • YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Portion of proceeds and bring pets. la-spca.org.
  • HOUSINGNOLA LAUNCH: 10 a.m., Myrtle Banks Building, 1307 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Press conference and panel discussion for community-based housing plan. housingnola.org.
  • MIRACLE ON FULTON STREET: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., through Dec. 27, Fulton Street at Poydras Street, New Orleans. Holiday decor, music, visits from Santa, champagne strolls and more planned for promenade. caesars.com/harrahs-new-orleans/shows/miracle-on-fulton-street.
  • CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Jan. 2; Lafreniere Park, W. Napoleon Avenue entrance only, Metairie. Driving and walking tours of thousands of light displays throughout the park. Carousel rides, ornament making, music and new displays. $5. lafrenierepark.org.
  • HATS, SCARVES AND BLAZERS: 5:30 p.m., Poseidon Restaurant, 2100 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Fundraiser for Toys for Tots with networking, fun and fashion. Unwrapped toy or donation requested.
  • ST. CHARLES PARISH CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AND TREE LIGHTING: 5:45 p.m., Westbank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling. Holiday event, with choral performances, lighting and visit from Santa. stcharlesparish-la.gov
  • BLOOM WORKSHOP: 6 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Create two petite arrangements and enjoy wine and cheese. $40. (504)293-4721. longuevue.com.
  • PANEL DISCUSSION ON HOW RESEARCH INFORMS BOTH FICTION AND NONFICTION: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Adam Johnson, Gilbert King, Scott Hutchins and Eric Puchner participate and their books will be available for purchase and autograph. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “HENRY HOWARD — LOUISIANA’S ARCHITECT”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Robert S. Brantley signs and discusses his book about the iconic home designer. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “MESSIAH”: 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. The Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, with soprano Amy Pfrimmer, mezzo-soprano Givonna Joseph, tenor Dana Wilson and bass-baritone Ivan Griffin are joined by members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra for a production of Handel’s masterpiece. $25 and up. (504) 274-4870. symphonychorus.org.
  • “CHRISTMAS WITH THE MASTERS”: 7:30 p.m., St. Agnes Church, 3410 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. The Jefferson Chorale performs Bach, Mendelssohn, Mahler and Mozart. (504) 390-5331. facebook.com/thejeffersonchorale/

FRIDAY

  • “BIZ TO BIZ” BREAKFAST AND TRADE SHOW: 8 a.m., Celestin and Storyville Ballrooms, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce event with large and small businesses gathering for exchange, with Clifton Taulbert speaking. Trade fair is free and open to the public. (504) 948-0991. norbchamber.org.
  • “CAN YOU DIG IT — LOUISIANA’S AUTHORITATIVE COLLECTION OF VEGETABLE COOKERY”: Chef John Folse signs and offers tasting from this latest cookbook at two area book stores. Noon, Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com. Also, 5 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Centre @ Westbank, 1601B Westbank Expressway, Harvey. (504) 263-1146. barnesandnoble.com.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot, music by Eileina D’Ennis and Todd Duke, Artist Perspective talk by Ayo Scott. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • CAFÉ RECONCILE LADIES HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND BOUTIQUE: noon, Café Reconcile, 1631 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Benefit luncheon and vendors throughout the afternoon, with Santa, afternoon hors d’oeuvres and libations. (504) 524-3342. cafereconcile.com.
  • CHRISTMAS UNDER THE STARS OPENS: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., also Saturday, Griffith Park, Olde Towne, 333 Erlanger Ave., Slidell. Santa and Mrs. Claus, music, parade of trees and holidays surprises. (985) 646-4375. myslidell.com.
  • “TIGER HEART — MY UNEXPECTED ADVENTURES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN DARJEELING, AND WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT FATE, FORTITUDE, AND FINDING FAMILY...HALF A WORLD AWAY ”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Katrell Christie reads and signs her book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • HOLIDAY MOVIES ON THE MISSISSIPPI: 6:30 p.m., Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza, Canal and Poydras Streets at the Mississippi River, New Orleans. “Home Alone” will be the featured film, sponsored by the Downtown Development District and The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. First 50 families will receive a fleece blanket. (504) 561-8972. dtowntownnola.com.
  • LATIN JAZZ FEST: 7 p.m., New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Live music, dance exhibitions and DJs to celebrate the Latin culture. $22.09. (504) 427-0654. casaborrega.com.
  • “SANTA MEETS SOUSA” CONCERT: 7 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. Marine Corps Band New Orleans performs free concert of holiday music. Ticket required, available at box office beginning 10 a.m. New, unwrapped toys in original packages requested. (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.

COMMUNITY CHORUS OF THE RIVER PARISHES HOLIDAY CONCERT: 7 P.M. ST. CHARLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1905 ORMOND BLVD., DESTREHAN. “CHRISTMAS RADIO FAVORITES” WILL BE THEME OF FREE CONCERT. FACEBOOK.COM/COMMUNITYCHORUSOFRIVERPARISHES/

A TCHAIKOVSKY AND CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7:30 P.M., ST. CHARLES AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH, 7100 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS. NEW ORLEANS VOLUNTEER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS A HOLIDAY MUSIC INCLUDING VINCE GUARLDI’S ICONIC JAZZ AND “SLEEPING BEAUTY,” “SWAN LAKE” AND “SLEIGH RIDE.” NOVOCHESTRA.COM.

  • TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m., Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. Progressive rock band will premiere “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” plus songs that haven’t been performed in several years. $32 and up. (504) 587-3822. smoothiekingcenter.com.
  • A TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA: 8 p.m., Harrah’s Theater, Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, 8 Canal St., New Orleans. To celebrate “Ole Blue Eyes’” 100th birthday, The Yat Pack and comedian Jodi Borello sing and reminisce about the legendary performer.

SATURDAY

  • “A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES COOKBOOK — RECIPES FROM IGNATIUS J. REILLY’S NEW ORLEANS”: 8 a.m., Crescent City Farmers Market, 700 Magazine St. Cynthia LeJeune Nobles will be at the market signing her book. Octavia Books will sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • PILATES IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m.; also 6 p.m. Monday. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park. In conjunction with East Jefferson Wellness Center. $5. (504) 658-4106. noma.org.
  • YULETIDE AT THE MALUS-BEAUREGARD HOUSE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chalmette Battlefield, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette. Historic home dons holiday dress with re-enactors for 1800s, plus ornament making. (504) 281-0510. nps.gov/jela.
  • REINDEER RUN AND ROMP: 9 a.m., Riverwalk Spanish Plaza, Canal and Poydras Streets at the Mississippi River, New Orleans. Family race and Egg Nog Jog with Santa and Rudolph to signal the start, with holiday goodies for participants, with music, games, crafts and more at post-run romp. Costume contests. $12 per person. (504) 561-8972. dowtownnola.com/holidays/
  • PRC HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., also Sunday; Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Preservation Resource Center’s annual tour of eight residences. Headquarters features cuisine and holiday shopping, plus live music at each home. Boutique opens additional 30 minutes prior and following tour hours. $40 non-members advance, $45 at door. (504) 581-7032. prcno.org.
  • JINGLE BUGS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., New Orleans. Join Santa for a “buggy” reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” with balloon artists, caricature drawing, face painting and “buggy” treats.(504) 524-2847. audubondinstitute.org.
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. War history through a hands-on program. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
  • NOLA COLLECTOR’S SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Show with more than 75 booths ranging from sports memorabilia to hobby shops, magic, trains and autograph sessions. On-site authentication. (225)806-4457.
  • “SECOND LINE TO HEALTH” FAIR: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Daughters of Charity Health Center, 5630 Read Blvd., New Orleans. Second Harvest Food Bank hosts health event with direct services and enrollment assistance for other services. (504) 734-1322. no-hunger.org.
  • NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WALK: 10:30 a.m., Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Photographer Mike Murphree offers tips from a pro. Space limited, registration required. (504) 689-3690 x 10. nps.gov/jela.
  • JORDYN LEBLANC BENEFIT: 10:45 a.m., Sicily’s Italian Buffet, 1723 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. Portion of proceeds will go to crime survivor’s family. Also, an auction will be held. (504) 363-3232.
  • LOUISIANA STEAM TRAIN ASSOCIATION CHRISTMAS PARTY: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1601 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson. Food, drinks, music and train rides at rail yard behind helipad across from Ochsner Medical Center. lasta.org.

HOLIDAY ON THE BOULEVARD: 11 A.M., CULTURAL DISTRICT, ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 1724 O.C. HALEY BLVD., NEW ORLEANS. MARKETPLACE, MUSIC, FAMILY ACTIVITIES, FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT. (504) 569-9070. ASHECAC.ORG.

NEW ORLEANS BOOKFAIR: 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M., CLOUET PARK, CLOUET STREET BETWEEN CHARTRES AND ROYAL STREETS, NEW ORLEANS. GATHERING OF BOOKSELLERS, PUBLISHERS AND WRITERS, WITH KIDS’ ACTIVITIES, PERFORMANCES, PANELS. NEWORLEANSBOOKFAIR.COM.

HANDMADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 11 A.M. TO 4 P.M., OLD IRONWORKS, 612 PIETY ST., NEW ORLEANS. GIFT-IDEA THEMED SPECIAL EDITION OF PIETY STREET MARKET.)5-4_ 269-3982. FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/712839935514579/

“CAN YOU DIG IT — LOUISIANA’S AUTHORITATIVE COLLECTION OF VEGETABLE COOKERY”: CHEF JOHN FOLSE SIGNS AND OFFERS TASTING FROM THIS LATEST COOKBOOK AT TWO AREA BARNES AND NOBLE STORES. 11 A.M., PREMIER CENTER II, 3414 U.S. 190 SUITE 10, MANDEVILLE. (985) 626-8884. ALSO 2:30 P.M., 3721 VETERANS MEMORIAL BLVD., METAIRIE. (504) 455-4929. BARNESANDNOBLE.COM.

  • RUNNING OF THE SANTAS: 11 a.m., Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., New Orleans. Downtown pub crawl, costume contest and run to Generations Hall with music, drinks and charitable donation to “That Others May Live” Foundation. $15 and up. runningofthesantas.com/new-orleans/.
  • “JADEN TOUSSAINT THE GREATEST EPISODE 2 — THE LADEK INVASION”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Marti Dumas signs and discusses her book about a 5-year-old super genius. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • TALES OF THE COCKTAIL HOLIDAY POP-UP SALE: noon to 4 p.m., St. Roch Market, 2381 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Holiday cocktail menu, sales, specials and music. (504) 948-0511. talesofthecocktail.com.
  • WINTER WONDERLAND EAST OF THE NORTH POLE: noon to 4 p.m., Joe W. Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans. Friends of the park and the Louisiana Nature Center present holiday celebration, Santa’s Village and photos, food, drunks and toy giveaway while supplies last. (504) 427-2596. friendsofjoewbrownpark.org.
  • IN THE SOFAB KITCHEN: 1 p.m., Rouses Culinary Innovation Center, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Food Network Star runner-up and Baton Rouge culinary blogger Ducote discusses and provides samples of his new sauce line at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., Chef Scott Maki offers an advance taste of his new restaurant Trinity. (504) 267-7490. sofabinstitute.org.
  • “THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CLARENCE JOHN LAUGHLIN”: 1:30 p.m., Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Documentary about local artist considered to be father of American surrealist photography. Q&A to follow. (504) 523-4662. hnoc.org.
  • SOULFUL CELEBRATION: 1:45 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Holiday music featuring Charmaine Neville and Gina Brown, with Santa for snapshots. auduboninstitute.org.
  • “CATAHOULA — LOUISIANA STATE DOG”: 3 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Photographer John Slaughter discusses and signs his book about the Bayou State’s official hound. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “THE KATRINA DECADE — IMAGES OF AN ALTERED CITY”: 4 p.m., Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. David G. Spielman discusses and signs his photography book in conjunction with exhibit. (504) 523-4662. hnoc.org.
  • A BAYOU CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: 5 p.m., Madewood Plantation House, 4250 Hwy. 308, Napoleonville. Holiday dinner with wassail and caroling, traditional Christmas buffet, candlelight caroling in the main hall. $59. (985) 369-7151. madewoood.com.
  • LIGHTS AT THE LAKE: 5 p.m., New Canal Lighthouse, 8001 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation holiday celebration and West End Christmas Boat Parade. Caroling, photos with Santa, food and drink. (504) 836-2238. saveourlake.org.
  • ORPHEUM HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR: 7:30 p.m., also Sunday 2:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by the 610 Stompers, Roots of Music brass band, New Orleans Children’s Chorus, the Archdiocese of New Orleans Mass Gospel Choir and more. $20 and up. (504) 523-6530. lpomusic.com.

SUNDAY

  • YOGA IN THE GARDEN: 9 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. $5 suggested donation. (504) 293-4721. longuevue.com.
  • “MERRY MEN’S EVENT”: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Café Reconcile, 1631 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Tailgaiting with a twist to benefit cafe’s program. $125. rnobreakbread.eventbrite.com.
  • “GARDENING AT NIGHT”: 11:30 a.m., Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Cig Harvey discusses and signs his photography book in conjunction with PhotoNOLA program. (504) 523-4662. hnoc.org.
  • CHRISTMAS ON THE NORTHSHORE 2015: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., St. Timothy on the Northshore United Methodist Church, 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville. St. Timothy Choir, Northshore Orchestra and guest soloists. Free, tickets recommended. (985) 626-3307. sttimothyumc.org.
  • “SOUND THE TRUMPET” HOLIDAY CONCERT: 3 p.m., Christ Episcopal School Theater, 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Northlake Performing Arts Society and Mayfield Elementary Choir perform seasonal repertoire. $20, under 10 free. npas.info.
  • “A JOYOUS OCCASION”: 4 p.m., Holy Name of Mary Church, 400 Verret St., New Orleans. New Orleans Musica da Camera and Vox Feminæ present a holiday concert. (504) 895-2714. nomdc.org.
  • COMMUNITY CHANUKAH CONCERT: 4 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Celebrate the season of light with a capella group Listen Up!, menorah lighting and dinner. (504) 388-0511. jccno.org.
  • GARDEN DISTRICT CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 4 p.m., Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. Official reopening of restored church, with choir and guest soloists performing Gregorian chant, plus more. (504) 227-3793.
  • “CHRISTMAS WITH THE MASTERS”: 4:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 610 6th St., Gretna. The Jefferson Chorale performs Bach, Mendelssohn, Mahler and Mozart. (504) 390-5331. facebook.com/thejeffersonchorale/
  • HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Holiday installment of Trinity Artists Series, featuring soprano Trish Foti Genco, harpist Helen Maxwell, violinist Zorica Dimova, organist Albinas Prizgintas and guests from LPO. (504) 670-2520. trinityartistseries.com.
  • ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL CONCERT: 6 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, New Orleans. Don Vappie provides music for holiday concert. (504) 522-5730. fqfi.org.
  • PET PHOTO NIGHT: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Esplanade Mall, 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner. Photos with Santa, after regular mall closing. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Coloreventbrite.com/e/pet-photo-night-tickets-19404361969?aff=es2.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color
  • CAROLING IN WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK: 6:30 p.m. 700 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans. Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association sponsors holiday sing-along with the Pfister Sisters, treats and a visit from Santa. faubourgmarigny.org.

MONDAY

  • “BESH BIG EASY — 101 HOME COOKED NEW ORLEANS RECIPES”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Chef John Besh signs his latest book about local eats. (504) 899-73232266. octaviabooks.com.

ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL CONCERT: 6 P.M., ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL, JACKSON SQUARE, NEW ORLEANS. THE ST. PETER CLAVER GOSPEL CHOIR SINGS CHRISTMAS MUSIC. (504) 522-5730. FQFI.ORG.

TAI CHI CLASS: 6 P.M., NOMA SCULPTURE GARDEN, CITY PARK, 1 COLLINS DIBOLL CIRCLE, NEW ORLEANS. EAST JEFFERSON WELLNESS CENTER CLASSES OUTSIDE OR IN THE MUSEUM. $5. (504) 456-5000. NOMA.ORG.

CHORAL AUDITIONS FOR CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS: 7 P.M., DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 615 CITY PARK AVE., NEW ORLEANS. LOCAL CHAPTER OF SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S CHORUS. (601) 550-0983. CRESCENTCITYSOUND.COM.

LSU CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT: 7 P.M., ST. MARY’S ASSUMPTION CHURCH,2030 CONSTANCE ST., NEW ORLEANS. THE MUSICAL ENSEMBLE SINGS A PROGRAM OF SACRED HOLIDAY MUSIC. (504) 522-6784. STALPHONSUSNO.COM.

MICHAEL CERVERIS AND SETH RUDETSKY: 7:30 P.M., NOCCA, 2800 CHARTRES ST., NEW ORLEANS. TON AWARD-WINNER CERVERIS, WHO MOST RECENTLY APPEARED IN “THE GOOD WIFE” AND “TREME,” JOINS BROADWAY MUSIC DIRECTOR AND RADIO PERSONALITY RUDETSKY FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND CONVERSATION. $35 AND UP. BROADWAYNOLA.COM.

TUESDAY

  • HOLIDAY TEA: 1 p.m., also Friday, Dec. 19; Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Tea, sandwiches, champagne and discounts in The Shop are included in this event, plus tours of the house in holiday dress. $45. (504) 293-4701. longuevue.com.
  • ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL CONCERT: 6 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, New Orleans. Debbie Davis and Friends jazz up the holiday season. (504) 522-5730. fqfi.org.
  • SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS: 7:30 p.m., St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 6017 Camphor St., Metairie. Christmas concert featuring New Orleans Civic Symphony, chancel, children and bell choirs, with organist Dr. Philip Harmelink. (504) 888-1155. stmatthewsumc.com.

WEDNESDAY

  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m. to noon, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Visitors can pick up and try on original and reproduction uniforms and more. Free with museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. nationalww2museum.org.

JAZZ PILATES: NOON TO 1 P.M., NEW ORLEANS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK VISITOR CENTER, DUTCH ALLEY, 916 N. PETERS ST., NEW ORLEANS. STEPHANIE JORDAN LEADS A FREE CLASS; PARTICIPANTS BRING THEIR OWN MATS. (504) 589-4841. NPS.GOV/JAZZ.

“NEW ORLEANS — LIFE AND DEATH IN THE BIG EASY”: 6 P.M., OCTAVIA BOOKS, 513 OCTAVIA ST. CHERYL GERBER READS AND SIGNS HER BOOK ABOUT CRESCENT CITY CULTURE. (504) 899-7323. OCTAVIABOOKS.COM.

ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL CONCERT: 6 P.M., ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL, JACKSON SQUARE, NEW ORLEANS. OPERA CREOLE SINGS HOLIDAY MUSIC. (504) 522-5730. FQFI.ORG.

WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM VS. CHINA PR: 7 P.M., MERCEDEZ-BENZ SUPERDOME, 1500 SUGAR BOWL DRIVE, NEW ORLEANS. THE U.S. TEAMS MEETS CHINA IN THEIR FINAL MATCH OF THE 10-GAME, POST-WORLD CUP TOUR. $46 AND UP. MBSUPERDOME.COM.

“NEW ORLEANS ICONS — IRON LACE”: 7 P.M., ALGIERS REGIONAL LIBRARY, 3014 HOLIDAY DRIVE, NEW ORLEANS. KIT WOHL DISCUSSES HER RECENT BOOK AND SEVERAL OTHERS. (504) 596-2641. NEWORLEANSPUBLICLIBRARY.COM.

INTERGALACTIC TRIVIA AND COSTUME CONTEST: 7:30 P.M., MELLOW MUSHROOM, 3131 VETERANS MEMORIAL BLVD., METAIRIE. WHAT’S NEXT GAMERS SPONSORS SCI-FI TRIVIA CONTEST, WITH COSTUME CONTEST BETWEEN ROUNDS. COSTUMES NOT REQUIRED. PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS BENEFIT LOCAL SCHOOLS. $10 ADVANCE, $15 DOOR. (504) 309-6208.

THURSDAY, DEC. 17

  • “NEW ORLEANS HURRICANES FROM THE START”: 11 a.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. Nicholas Meis discusses and signs his book about Crescent City storms since 1718. (504) 596-2641. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL CONCERT: 6 P.M., ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL, JACKSON SQUARE, NEW ORLEANS. LINA PRIMA BLENDS JAZZ AND SWING AT THIS HOLIDAY MUSICAL EVENT. (504) 522-5730. FQFI.ORG.

“MAGIC IN A SHAKER — A YEAR OF SPIRITED LIBATIONS”: 7 P.M., NIX LIBRARY, 1401 S. CARROLLTON AVE., NEW ORLEANS. MARVIN ALLEN SIGNS AND DISCUSSES HIS BOOK ABOUT COCKTAILS IN THE CRESCENT CITY. (504) 596-2630. NEWORLEANSPUBLICLIBRARY.COM.

YAPPY HOUR: 4 P.M., RARE FORM, 437 ESPLANADE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. PORTION OF PROCEEDS AND BRING PETS. LA-SPCA.ORG.

MIRACLE ON FULTON STREET: 5 P.M. TO 10 P.M., THROUGH DEC. 27, FULTON STREET AT POYDRAS STREET, NEW ORLEANS. HOLIDAY DECOR, MUSIC, VISITS FROM SANTA, CHAMPAGNE STROLLS AND MORE PLANNED FOR PROMENADE. CAESARS.COM/HARRAHS-NEW-ORLEANS/SHOWS/MIRACLE-ON-FULTON-STREET.

HOLIDAY IN THE PARK: 5:30 P.M. TO 9:30 P.M. SUNDAYS TO THURSDAYS, 5:30 P.M. TO 11:30 P.M. FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, THROUGH JAN. 2; LAFRENIERE PARK, W. NAPOLEON AVENUE ENTRANCE ONLY, METAIRIE. DRIVING AND WALKING TOURS OF THOUSANDS OF LIGHT DISPLAYS THROUGHOUT THE PARK. CAROUSEL RIDES, ORNAMENT MAKING, MUSIC AND NEW DISPLAYS. $5. LAFRENIEREPARK.ORG.

SLIDELL’S BAYOU CHRISTMAS: 6 P.M. TO 10 P.M., THROUGH DEC. 26, HERITAGE PARK, 1701 BAYOU LANE, SLIDELL. EXTENSIVE LIGHT DISPLAY, RIDES, TRAIN, PHOTO BOOTH AND FOOD COURT, ART WALK WITH ARTS AND CRAFTS. ALSO MOVIE NIGHTS, CONCERTS AND MORE. BENEFITS BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SLIDELL. (985) 9640-7112. MYSLIDELL.COM.

TALES OF THE TODDY: 5:30 P.M., HYATT REGENCY NEW ORLEANS, 601 LOYOLA AVE., NEW ORLEANS. TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF HOLIDAY SALUTE TO THE COCKTAIL, WITH FOOD, MUSIC AND MORE.$49 AND UP. TALESOFTHECOCKTAIL.COM

A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS: 7 P.M., CIVIC THEATRE, 510 O’KEEFE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. CULT FAVORITE FILMMAKER WATERS BRINGS HIS ONE-MAN HOLIDAY SHOW TO THE CRESCENT CITY, FILLED WITH ADULT-APPROPRIATE HUMOR. $35 AND UP. DREAMLANDNEWS.COM.

MARKETS

THURSDAY

  • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. For $25, customers can purchase a share of local produce. Walk-ins welcome. (504) 483-7037. www.hollygrovemarket.com.

CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3 P.M. TO 7 P.M., MID-CITY FARMERS MARKET, 3700 ORLEANS AVE., NEW ORLEANS. WWW.CRESCENTCITYFARMERSMARKET.ORG.

MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK: 3 P.M. TO 7 P.M., 901 N. RAMPART ST., NEW ORLEANS. FOOD, MUSIC AND ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET. (504) 684-5410. WWW.ICDNOLA.ORG.

SATURDAY

  • CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 1808 Front St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112. www. camelliacitymarket.org.

CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 A.M. TO NOON, 700 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. WWW.CRESCENT CITYFARMERSMARKET.ORG.

COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 A.M. TO NOON, COVINGTON POLICE STATION, 609 N. COLUMBIA ST., COVINGTON. (985) 892-1873. WWW.COVINGTONFARMERSMARKET.ORG.

GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 A.M. TO NOON, ORMOND PLANTATION, 13786 RIVER ROAD, DESTREHAN. (985) 764-9762. WWW.GERMANCOASTFARMERSMARKET.ORG.

KENNER RIVERTOWN FARMERS MARKET: 8 A.M. TO NOON, HERITAGE PARK, 303 WILLIAMS BLVD., KENNER. (504) 468-7211.

GRETNA FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M., 300 HUEY P. LONG AVE., GRETNA. WWW.GRETNAFARMERSMARKET.COM.

MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M., 675 LAFITTE ST., MANDEVILLE. (985) 624-3147. WWW.MANDEVILLETRAILHEADMARKET.COM.

OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M., 922 TECHE ST., ALGIERS.

GROW DAT FARM STAND: 9 A.M., 150 ZACHARY TAYLOR DRIVE, CITY PARK, NEW ORLEANS. PRODUCE GROWN IN CITY PARK, SOLD BY YOUTH. (504) 598-2743. WWW.GROWDATYOUTHFARM.ORG.

CRESCENT PARK CRAFTS BAZAAR: 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M., MANDEVILLE WHARF, 2300 N. PETERS ST., NEW ORLEANS. EVERY THIRD SATURDAY, EXCEPT JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND AUGUST. WWW.FRENCHMARKET.ORG/CRESCENT-PARK-BAZAAR.

ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M., 409 AYCOCK ST., ARABI. WWW.VISITST BERNARD.COM.

ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M., PALMER PARK (SOUTH CARROLLTON AT SOUTH CLAIBORNE AVENUES). ARTS AND CRAFTS VENDORS PLUS FOOD, MUSIC AND A KIDS TENT. (504) 523-1465. WWW.ARTSNEWORLEANS.ORG.

SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET: 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M., FRENCH MARKET, 1235 N. PETERS ST., NEW ORLEANS. WEEKLY MARKET FEATURING PRODUCE, SEAFOOD, PRESERVES, BREADS AND BAKED GOODS. (504) 522-2621. WWW.FRENCHMARKET.ORG.

PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 A.M. TO 4 P.M., 612 PIETY ST., NEW ORLEANS. (504) 269-3982.

SWAP MEET NOLA: 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M., ST. MARGARET’S CHURCH, 3525 BIENVILLE ST., NEW ORLEANS. AN ALL-IN-ONE FARMERS MARKET, BAKERS MARKET, ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET AND FLEA MARKET. (504) 813-5370. WWW.SWAPMEETNOLA.COM.

FRERET MARKET: NOON TO 4 P.M., FRERET STREET AT NAPOLEON AVENUE. MORE THAN 90 VENDORS. FOOD, ART, CRAFTS, LIVE MUSIC AND FLEA MARKET FINDS. WWW.FRERETMARKET.ORG.

TUESDAY

HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M., 8301 OLIVE ST., NEW ORLEANS. (504) 483-7037. WWW.HOLLYGROVEMARKET.COM.

SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 A.M. TO NOON, LOWER 9TH WARD SENIOR CENTER, 5234 CLAIBORNE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. (504) 872-9214. WWW.SANKOFANOLA.ORG.

WEDNESDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Covington Trailhead, East Lockwood and North New Hampshire streets, Covington. (985) 892-1873.

CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 2 P.M. TO 6 P.M., FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET, 1235 N. PETERS ST., NEW ORLEANS. (504) 522-2621. WWW.FRENCHMARKET.ORG.

GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET WEST BANK: 2:30 P.M. TO 6 P.M., 12715 U.S. 90, ST. CHARLES PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER, LULING. (504) 782-8517. WWW.GERMANCOASTFARMERSMARKET.ORG.

AROUND THE STATE

  • SATURDAY-SUNdaY
  • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 9:15 a.m. to dusk, 46468 River Road, Hammond. Multi-weekend festival, fair, theme park and immersion experience with food, beverages, shows and various themed weekends. This weekend is “Heroes and Pirates.” $18 adults per day and up; $10 children per day and up. (985) 429-9992.