From thrift stores to hardware stores to the costume closet, runners get creative for their Red Dress Run outfits _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Javier Pallais, center, of Baton Rouge, models a formal red gown and red wig, next to Rachel Guidry at last year's run.


  • “SWINGIN’ AT THE CANTEEN” WITH THE VICTORY BIG BAND: 6 p.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Trumpeter Jay Hagen leads this ensemble of New Orleans musicians in swing-era hits. Courtney Boe and Clint Johnson sing. $30, show only; $60, dinner and show, $52, under 12. (504) 528-1943


  • “CRIMES OF THE HEART”: 8 p.m., Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell. $20-$25.


  • “THE FOURPOSTER”: 7:30 p.m.Friday-Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Teatro Wego! Dinner Theatre, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Presented by Jefferson Performing Arts Society and the Allways Theatre. $20; $15 for students and seniors.


  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Local produce. (985) 892-1873
  • RED DRESS RUN: 9:30 a.m., starting in Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. A run, walk and pub crawl that aims to raise money for local charities while giving men and women alike the chance to parade in red frocks. $80 cash for day of registration.
  • DIRTY LINEN NIGHT: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., after-party 9 p.m.- midnight, 200-1000 blocks of Royal Street and adjacent blocks in the French Quarter, New Orleans. More than 60 art spaces and dozens of stores and restaurants participate in the festivities, which include an art crawl. Free; $30/$100 for after-party at Latrobe’s (403 Royal St.)


  • FINALS FOR “STAGE DOOR IDOL”: 6 p.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Contestants will vie for the title of the next Stage Door Idol. Open seating. $10.


  • SAINTSATIONS’ CALENDAR RELEASE GALA: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Royal Sonesta Grand Ballroom, 300 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Meet and greet, tailgate-inspired food and beverages. $40. (504) 553-2221


  • VICTORY BELLES’ “SPIRIT OF AMERICA”: 11:45 a.m., The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Featuring a potpourri of songs from the Great American Song Book. Includes dining by Chef John Besh and the American Sector restaurant. $40. (504) 528-1943 or


  • “SAINTS & SISTERS”: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., NOCCA-New Orleans Center For Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St. Laugh filled action-adventure written in the style of old time radio serials and features. Tickets available through the Second Star website or 30 minutes prior to the event at the door. $15.


  • “UNDER THE STREETLAMP”: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans.


  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Circle. “Behind Closed Doors: Power And Privilege In The Spanish-American Home, 1492-1898”; and “Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals At Talladega College.” 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • THE OLD U.S. MINT: 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. “Keeping Time: Extraordinary Images From Louisiana’s Musical Past.” 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp Place, New Orleans. “Historic Black Colleges & Universities Art Showcase.”
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St. “From Cameo to Close Up: Louisiana in Film,” through Nov. 26. (504) 523-4662
  • Compiled by Red staff