Saturday, Dec. 12

  • ASHE TO AME. VISUAL ART EXHIBITION EXPLORING THE ENDURING SPIRITUALITY OF PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT: 3 p.m., Ashé Cac, 1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd. An exhibition that looks at the evolution of creativity and spirituality of people of African descent, with particular emphasis on the city of New Orleans. For more information call (504) 569-9070.
  • CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY: 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, at 1534 Seventh St., Slidell. There will be games, crafts, music, stories, snacks and more. Santa’s helpers will be there. Ages 3-10.

Sunday, Dec. 13

  • “A GARDEN DISTRICT CHRISTMAS CONCERT”: 4 a.m., Church of Our Lady of Good Counse, 1307 Louisiana Ave. It will be the official reopening of the newly restored historic church, in the presence of the Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans.
  • KIRK FRANKLIN PRESENTS GOSPEL BRUNCH AT HOUSE OF BLUES (NOLA): 10 a.m., House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., Kirk Franklin’s hand-picked performers showcasing contemporary music and new cuisine.
  • A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the IHOBF, providing arts and music support to underserved youth.
  • 150TH ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 1731 New Orleans St. There will be a photo display showing the church’s history in the program. Rev. Alex J. Robertson III, is the pastor. For more information, call (504) 947-1460.
  • CHRISTMAS ON THE NORTHSHORE: 3 p.m., St. Timothy on the Northshore UMC, 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville. Featuring the St. Timothy Choir with Northshore Orchestra and special guest soloists. Both concerts are free as a “Gift to the Community.”

Tuesday, Dec. 15

  • SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS: 7:30 p.m., St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 6017 Camphor St. A Christmas concert featuring the New Orleans Civic Symphony, St. Matt’s Chancel Choir, organist Dr. Philip Harmelink , and an appearance by the bell choir and children’s choir. Concert is free and open to the public. Free nursery provided.

Saturday, Dec. 19

  • PRAYER BREAKFAST: 10 a.m., Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 1249 LeBoeuf St,.
  • LIVING NATIVITY: 6 p.m., Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 1401 Simon Bolivar Ave. All are invited to view an annual presentation of the birth of Jesus with the church’s living Nativity scene and sing Christmas carols.
  • LIVING NATIVITY SCENE: 6 p.m., Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 1401 Simon Bolivar Ave.

Thursday, Dec. 24

  • FEEDING THE COMMUNITY: 10 a.m., Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 1249 LeBoeuf St. Feel free to stop in and have a Pre-Christmas meal.

Friday, Dec. 25

  • CHRISTMAS SERVICE: 7 a.m., Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 1249 LeBoeuf St.