THURSDAY, DEC. 11

  • THIRTY YEARS OF MEANING, “FLASH OF THE SPIRIT” CONFERENCE: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., also Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Two-day event to mark the 30th anniversary of Robert Farris Thompson’s book on African and Afro-American art and philosophy. Registration required. Name and email to conference@ogdenmuseum.org. (504) 539-9650. www.ogdenmuseum.org.
  • HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS $12 ADOPTIONS: Though Dec. 31. Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Adult dogs, cats and kittens. Also, Special Delivery program for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa $75. (504) 368-5191. www.la-spca.org.
  • BATTLE OF LAKE BORGNE BICENTENNIAL: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Friday and Saturday. Fort Pike State Historic Site, 27100 Chef Mentuer Highway, New Orleans. Three-day observance with re-enactments, histories and demonstrations. (985) 255-9171. www.crt.state.la.us/Louisiana-state-parks/historic-sites.
  • BRIDGE LESSONS: 9 a.m., Wes Busby Bridge Center, 2709 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. (504) 889-0869.
  • MORNING BIRDING: 9 a.m., Bayou Segnette State Park, 7777 Westbank Expressway, Westwego. Ranger-led activity. (504) 736-7140. www.lastateparks.com.
  • BEAUREGARD-KEYES HOUSE CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1113 Chartres St., New Orleans. Historic French Quarter home in holiday dress through December. (504) 523-7257. www.bkhouse.org.
  • HERMANN-GRIMMA AND GALLIER HISTORIC HOUSES HOLIDAY DRESS: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays; noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. 820 St. Louis St. and 1132 Royal St., New Orleans. Holiday décor and historical information through the holiday season. (504) 274-0746. www.hgghh.org.
  • 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.
  • WORKPLACE WELLNESS LUNCHEON: Noon, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
  • CHRISTMAS WITH COCO — HOLIDAY TEA AND TOUR: 1:30 p.m., also Tuesday. Longue Vue House and Garden, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Tea, tours and Chanel in The Shop at Longue Vue. Reservations required. $40. (504) 293-4701. www.longuevue.com.
  • STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: 2 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Ceramics from Xavier University of Louisiana’s students. (504) 293-4721. www.longuevue.com.
  • RANGERS CHOICE TALK: 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10. www.nps.gov/jela.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Chalmette National Cemetery, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. (504) 281-0510. www.nps.gov/jela/chalmette-national-cemetery.htm.
  • 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. icdnola.org.
  • YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; also Saturdays 11 a.m. Benson Cancer Center, Ochsner Medical Center, 1515 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. Open to all cancer survivors. (504) 842-3910. www.ochsner.org/ochsner_cancer_institute/healing_yoga.
  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 4403 Canal St., New Orleans. (504) 486-6668. RSVP to rsvp@rmcn-nola.org.
  • HOLIDAY IN THE PARK: 5:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Jan. 1. Lafreniere Park, West Napoleon Avenue entrance, Metairie. Displays, music, “Story Time” performances and “Snow Day” Saturday. (504) 838-4389. www.lafrenierepark.org.
  • MIRACLE ON FULTON STREET: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with live music on Fridays, through Dec. 26. Fulton Street at Poydras Street. Winter wonderland with faux snow and more. www.miracleonfulton.com.
  • “THE WAR OF 1812 — CONFLICT AND DECEPTION — THE BRITISH ATTEMPT TO SEIZE NEW ORLEANS AND NULLIFY THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Ronald J. Drez discusses and signs his book providing a deeper understanding of the British objectives. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Jan. 3. New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park, New Orleans. The annual spectacle of millions of lights for the holiday season opens to the public. $8. (504) 483-9415. www.celebrationintheoaks.com.
  • JOLIE AND ELIZABETH’S FAVORITE THINGS: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., also 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Fulton Alley, 600 Fulton St., New Orleans. Popup holiday marketplace of made in New Orleans products and shops. (504) 208-5569. www.fultonalley.com.
  • “RESCUED BY A KISS”: 6 p.m., NOLA Made kiosk, Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Colleen Mooney signs her book about a stranger’s kiss at a Mardi Gras parade and where it leads. (504) 897-6110.
  • “DOWNTOWN ABBEY” SEASON PREMIERE: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. WYES presents the first episode of season five. (504) 889-8143. www.jplibrary.net/calendar.
  • “VISIBLE CITY”: 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave. Tova Mirvis will sign her novel about couples at life’s crossroads and how they proceed. Octavia Books will be on hand for copies. (504) 899-7323. www.nojcc.org.
  • YOUNG AUDIENCES HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 523-3525. www.ya4la.org.
  • DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE ON TOUR: 7 p.m., also Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans. Live show of “Pirate and Princess Adventure.” $18 and up. (504) 280-7222. www.arena.udo.edu.
  • DAVE CHAPPELLE: 7:30 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. $55 and up. (504) 287-0351. www.saengernola.com.
  • LATKES WITH A TWIST: 8 p.m., Bellocq, The Hotel Modern, 936 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Jewish Children’s Regional Service Hanukkah event with music, food and silent auction. $25. (504) 828-6334. www.jcrs.org.

FRIDAY, DEC. 12

  • CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends through Christmas. Throughout downtown Covington. Shopping events, musicians, refreshments, door prizes. www.covla.com.
  • HOLIDAYS ON THE BOULEVARD: 10 a.m., also Saturday. Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Holiday family festival and marketplace in Central City with music, merchants and events. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
  • WESTWEGO FARMERS AND FISHERIES MARKET: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., also Monday and Wednesday. Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market, 484 Sala Ave., Westwego. (504) 341-9803.
  • NOLA CHRISTMASFEST AT CHRISTMAS IN THE DISTRICT: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., weekdays, noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 24. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Holiday activities and entertainment for all ages in the lobby of the building. Children’s lantern parade at 4:45 p.m. from Fulton Street to ENMCC. $15. (855) 477-8756. www.christmasinthedistrict.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 Calvin Johnson Jr., artist perspective with Jacqueline Bishop on “Photorealism,” screening of the film “Blue Velvet.” (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • KENNER’S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS VILLAGE: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., also Saturdays and Sundays. Rivertown, Williams Boulevard at the Mississippi River, Kenner. “Season of Light” at planetarium. (504) 468-7231. www.kenner.la.us.
  • HAPPY HOUR: Myrtle Banks Building, 1307 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Creative Alliance of New Orleans celebrates “Rights and Revival.” (504) 218-4807. cano-la.org.
  • HOLIDAY OF LIGHTS: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., also Saturday. Tammany Trace, 21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville. Kids Town with rides, entertainment and Santa. (985) 867-9490. www.tammanytrace.org.
  • CHRISTMAS UNDER THE STARS: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., also Saturday. Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell. Lights, Parade of Trees, entertainment and Santa and Mrs. Claus. (985) 646-4375. www.slidell.la.us/cal.
  • “BOURBON AND BACON”: 6 p.m., Roosevelt New Orleans lobby, 130 Roosevelt Way. Morgan Murphy signs his book about two Southern items used in the recipes. (504) 648-1200. www.therooseveltneworleans.com.
  • HOLIDAY MOVIES ON THE MISSISSIPPI: 6:30 p.m., Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza, Canal Street at the river. Free showing of “Elf.” (504) 561-8927. www.canalstreetholiday.com.
  • MCDONOGH 35 GOSPEL CHOIR CHISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Veronica Down-Dorsey directs. (504) 670-2520. www.trinitynola.com.
  • “THIS CHRISTMAS”: 7 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday. City Church New Orleans, 13123 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans. Broadway-style dinner theater production based on “A Christmas Carol” with a touring cast of more than 100. $39 and up. (504) 246-5121. www.citychurchno.com.
  • HOPE AND HOLIDAYS ON THE NATCHEZ: 7 p.m., Steamboat Natchez, Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River, New Orleans. Benefit for Café Hope. $100. (504) 503-0202. www.cafehope.org.
  • AMAZING ACRO-CATS: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, through Dec. 21. All Ways Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Performing felines present “Meowy Catmas” with portion of proceeds to Jefferson SPCA. (504) 218-5578. www.theallwayslounge.net.
  • “THE NUTCRACKER:” 7:30 p.m., also Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Jesuit High School Auditorium, 4133 Banks St., New Orleans. Lelia Haller Ballet Classique’s Ballet Louisiane presents the holiday classic with a cast of more than 100 dancers and performers. $20 adults, $10 children. (504) 482-0038. www.lhballet.com.
  • HANDEL’S “MESSIAH!”: 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 2030 Constance St., New Orleans. Symphony Chorus of New Orleans presents. $25 adults, $15 students. www.symphonychorus.org.
  • JAZZ & HERITAGE CENTER GRAND OPENING CONCERT: 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Edward “Kidd” Jordan with children. Advance registration required. (504) 558-6100. www.jazzandheritage.org.
  • A MARIGNY CHIRSTMAS: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., also Saturday. Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Holiday concert with world premiere by Tucker Fuller. $30. (504) 948-9998. www.marignyoperahouse.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 13

  • ROYAL TEDDY BEAR TEA: 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., also Sunday and Dec. 19-22; Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., New Orleans. The Clauses, Saintsations, singing and tea. $69 and up adults, $49 children. (504) 553-2328. www.sonesta.com/royalneworleans.
  • BEGINNERS BIRD WALK: 8 a.m. Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Ages 10 and up. Free space limited. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10. www.nps.gov/jela.
  • CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112. camelliacitymarket.org.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.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.
  • 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. gretnafarmersmarket.com.
  • REINDEER RUN AND ROMP: 9 a.m., Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza, Canal Street at the Mississippi River. Kids’ race on Canal Street with events after. Registration at 8 a.m. (504) 561-8927. www.canalstreetholiday.com.
  • ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL CARDINAL CARDIO CHALLENGE: 9 a.m., Shelter 12, Audubon Park, New Orleans. Half-mile and 1.8-mile run to benefit The Community Commitment Education Center. $10. (504) 861-3743. www.saesnola.org.
  • VINCE VANCE KIDS HOLIDAY SING-ALONG AND DANCE PARTY: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., also Sunday. Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant, 841 Bienville St., New Orleans. Breakfast with Santa, music and cheer. (504) 267-9332. www.deanies.com.
  • FAIRY GARDENS AND HORTICULTURAL THERAPY: 9 a.m. to noon, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St., New Orleans. Bettie Abbate of Delgado speaks. (504) 620-2224. www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
  • ART MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. Variety of artisans display and sell work. (985) 892-8650. www.covla.com/cultural_arts_and_events.
  • OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 922 Teche St., Algiers. www.oldalgiersharvestfreshmarket.com.
  • SNOW DAY AT THE PARK: 9:30 a.m., Lafreniere Park, West Napoleon Avenue entrance, Metairie. Displays, music, “Story Time” performances and “Snow Day” Saturday. (504) 838-4389. www.lafrenierepark.org.
  • HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., boutique 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., café 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., also Sunday. Preservation Resource Center’s annual tour of Garden District homes. $40 nonmembers in advance; $45 day. (504) 581-7032. www.prcno.org.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., also Sunday. Palmer Park, South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues, New Orleans. Market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.
  • GROWING GARDENERS — HOLIDAY CRAFT: 10 a.m., Botanical Garden, City Park, New Orleans. Program introduces children to gardening. (504) 483-9470. www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Also, Wednesday. www.friendsnola.com.
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. War history through a hands-on program. (504) 528-1944. www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • TEDDY BEAR TEA: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas. Mezzanine Ballroom, Roosevelt Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. Tea and snacks with Santa Claus in his workshop, while Mrs. Claus reads holiday stories. (504) 335-3129. www.therooseveltneworleans.com.
  • HOLIDAY SPECIALS: Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1609 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Free admission for Louisiana residents and cookie decorating event. (504) 569-0405. www.southernfood.org.
  • CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP AT RHINO: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., RHINO Contemporary Craft Gallery, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., New Orleans. Snowglobes and ornaments. Reservations requested. $5. (504) 523-7945. www.rhinocrafts.com.
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Indoor/outdoor market. (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.
  • IMAGINATION MOVERS: 12:30 p.m., NOLA ChristmasFest, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. The popular children’s group will perform a holiday-themed show. $30 and includes entrance to ChristmasFest. (855) 477-8756. www.christmastinthedistrict.com.
  • JEAN LAFITTE — HISTORY AND MYSTERY: 1 p.m., Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Discover the backstory of the only pirate to have a national park named after him. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10. www.nps.gov/jela.
  • “ANDREW JACKSON’S PLAYBOOK”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Author Morgan Molthrop is on hand to sign his book about Jackson’s strategies. (504) 455-4929. www.bn.com.
  • “A LITTLE GIRL NAMED DESTINY WHO LOVES TO PRAY” AND “WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT IT”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190. Bren Daniels will sign copies of her children’s books. (985) 626-8884. www.bn.com.
  • CAJUN HOLIDAY TEA WITH PAPA NOEL: 1:30 p.m. boarding, also Sunday and Dec. 20. Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, 1 Poydras St., New Orleans. Holiday events and team while cruising the Mississippi River. Reservations required. $59 adults, $39 children. (504) 524-6265. www.creolequeen.com.
  • SOULFUL CHRISTMAS: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Mighty Chariots of Fire gospel and violinist Michael Ward, plus pictures with Santa. Zoo admission. (800) 774-7394. www.auduboninstitute.org/zoo/events/aarp-soulful-holiday.
  • SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS AT REFUGE CENTER: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex, Bayou Lacombe Center, 61389 La. 434, Lacombe. (985) 882-2025.
  • “NEW ORLEANS RADIO”: 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Centre at Westbank, 1601B Westbank Expressway, Harvey. Dominic Massa signs his book about the history of radio in the Crescent City. (504) 263-1146. www.bn.com.
  • RUNNING OF THE SANTAS: 3 p.m., Barcadia, 601 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Costumed fun run up seven blocks to Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Portions of the proceeds benefit That Others May Live Foundation. $15 and up. www.runningofthesantas.com.
  • “THE CLARKE WILLIAMS STORY”: 3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Leo Honeycutt discusses the story of how one man’s belief in the Golden Rule transformed a small telephone company into CenturyLink. (504) 455-4929. www.bn.com.
  • CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS RUN/WALK: 3:30 p.m., City Park, New Orleans. Race takes place over south side of park. www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • A BAYOU CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: 5 p.m., Madewood Plantation House, 4250 La. 308, Napoleonville. Dining, music and festivities for the season. (985) 369-7151. www.madewood.com.
  • “NEW ORLEANS CLASSIC CREOLE RECIPES”: 6 p.m., Roosevelt New Orleans lobby, 130 Roosevelt Way. Kit Wohl signs her book filled with recipes and information from some of the great New Orleans restaurants. (504) 648-1200. www.therooseveltneworleans.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS BLACK CHORALE’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. John Ware directs. (504) 670-2520. www.trinitynola.com.

SUNDAY, DEC. 14

  • BRUNCH WITH SANTA AND HIS ELVES: 10 a.m., also Dec. 20 and 21, Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans St., New Orleans. Live music, Mrs. Claus, activities, more. Reservations required. $55 adults, $29 children (504) 571-4672. www.bourbonorleans.com.
  • “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”: Noon, also Wednesday. Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. Classic holiday movie. (504) 891-2787. www.prytaniatheatreneworleans.com.
  • NOLA CHESS CLUB: Noon, Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free and open to the public. www.nolachessclub.yolasite.com.
  • AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS: 2 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 610 Sixth St. Gretna. The Jefferson Chorale holiday concert. www.facebook.com/TheJeffersonChorale.
  • COMMUNITY CHANUKAH CELEBRATION: 2:30 p.m., New Orleans Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Featuring a concert by David Brozas. (504) 897-0143. www.nojcc.org.
  • HANDEL’S “MESSIAH!”: 2:30 p.m., Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Symphony Chorus of New Orleans presents. $25 adults, $15 students. www.symphonychorus.org.
  • O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM, A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: 3 p.m., Holy Name of Mary Church, 500 Eliza St., Algiers.. New Orleans Musica da Camera with Vox Femiae. (504) 895-1972. www.nomdc.org.
  • NEW ORLEANS MYASTHENIA GRAVIS RESOURCE GROUP HOLIDAY PARTY: 5 p.m., Don’s Seafood Hut, 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. $25. (504) 376-7474.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Pianist Katalin Lukacs playing Liszt, Beethoven, Bach. (504) 522-0276. www.trinityartistseries.com.
  • “LET ME BE FRANK WITH YOU”: 5 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Richard Ford discusses and signs his latest entry in the Frank Bascombe world. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • CATHEDRAL CONCERTS: 6 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, New Orleans. St. Raymond/St. Leo Voices of Greatness Gospel Choir. (504) 522-5730. www.fqfi.org.
  • CARROLLTON CAROLING: 6 p.m., Palmer Park, 2300 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Annual sing-along led by Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church. Nonperishable donations requested for Second Harvest Food Bank. http://carrolltonareanetwork.blogspot.com.
  • CAROLING IN MARIGNY: 6 p.m., Washington Square Park, 700 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans. Annual candelight sing-along. www.faubourgmarigny.org.

MONDAY, DEC. 15

  • GREAT FERRY CHASE RIDE ALONG WEST BANK: 5:30 p.m., The Dry Dock Café, 133 Delaronde St., New Orleans. Bicycle gathering with trip to Chalmette, Algiers and Gretna ferry landings. www.nolasocialride.org.
  • CATHEDRAL CONCERTS: 6 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, New Orleans. O Holy Night of Opera by the New Orleans Opera Association. (504) 522-5730. www.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. www.noma.org.
  • “LEADERSHIP N THE NEW NORMAL”: 7 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5212 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré speaks and signs his new book. (504) 866-9010. www.firstuuno.org.

TUESDAY, DEC. 16

  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway St., New Orleans. www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
  • 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.
  • CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CHOIR: 11:30 a.m., through Dec. 19 at various times. Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans. (504) 523-3341. www.hotelmonteleone.com.
  • NOONTIME TALK — PHOTOREALISM: Noon, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Free for Louisiana residents on Wednesdays. (504) 456-5000. www.noma.org.
  • CATHEDRAL CONCERTS: 6 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, New Orleans. Hot Club of New Orleans. (504) 522-5730. www.fqfi.org.
  • ORGAN AND LABYRINTH: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1320 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. (504) 522-0276. www.albinas.org.
  • “HOME ALONE” MOVIE IN THE COURTYARD: 6 p.m., W New Orleans-French Quarter Hotel, 316 Chartres St., New Orleans. Film plus s’mores and popcorn with additional treats from SoBou. Chairs, blankets encouraged. (504) 581-1200. www.wfrenchquarter.com/whappenings.
  • “STANDING IN THE SHADOWS (NO MORE)” QUILTING WORKSHOP: 6 p.m., Ashé Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Exhibited in March and April. (504) 569-9070.
  • A PEACE AT CHRISTMAS: 6:30 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Dinner with a curator lecture about 1914 peace in the trenches. $40 up. (504) 528-1944. www.nationalww2museum.org.

“NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION”: 7:30 P.M., ALSO WEDNESDAY. THE THEATRES AT CANAL PLACE, 333 CANAL ST., NEW ORLEANS. VIEWING OF CLASSIC HOLIDAY MOVIE. (504) 581-2540. WWW.THETHEATRES.COM.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17

  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. By museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Covington Trailhead at East Lockwood and North New Hampshire streets, Covington (985) 892-1873.
  • NOONTIME TALK: noon, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Photorealism discussion. (504) 456-5000. www.noma.org.
  • 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE: noon, H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St. Lunchtime lecture by Tommy Lofteno. (504) 528-1944, ext. 229. www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • ART CLASS: Noon to 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Clever, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. $25 includes supplies, wine and food. (504) 483-6314. www.cbwines.com.
  • 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.
  • HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 801 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Music, food and vendors. (504) 535-4486. www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.
  • CATHEDRAL CONCERTS — RONNIE KOLE: 6 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, New Orleans. (504) 522-5730. www.fqfi.org.
  • FUN UNDER THE FRESCOES: 6 p.m., St. Alphonsus Church, 2025 Constance St., New Orleans. Holiday show with Pfister Sisters. $15 (504) 524-8116. www.stalphonsusneworleans.org.
  • PUB QUIZ: 6 p.m., Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Six rounds of play. (504) 528-1944. www.nationalww2museum.org.
  • PUB QUIZ: 7 p.m., Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 595-6755. www.theirishhouseneworleans.com.
  • TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m., Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans. The unique ensemble brings their live “The Christmas Attic” rock opera to New Orleans. $50 and up. (504) 587-3822. www.smoothiekingcenter.com.