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Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art

Working with natural elements like earth, wind, water and fire, the contemporary artists in Ear to the Ground show how nature can spur artistic innovation and spark new thinking about human culture and community.

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Mildred Thompson: Against the Grain

Against the Grain marks the first solo museum presentation of the experimental wood works of the American artist Mildred Thompson (1936-2003) in more than thirty years.

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

NEW YEARS EVE at VESSEL NOLA

Come celebrate New Years at VESSEL NOLA, one of New Orleans most iconic restaurant/bars! We are offering a $75.

12:00 AM

The Orléans Collection

In celebration of the city of New Orleans' Tricentennial in 2018, NOMA presents The Orleans Collection, an exhibition of selections from the magnificent collection of the city's namesake, Philippe II Duke of Orléans.

12:00 AM

Holiday Cheer at Le Pavillon Hotel

In celebration of the holiday season, the reimagined Le Pavillon Hotel presents a terrific photo opportunity with a larger than life tree, dressed in glamorous grandeur and featuring thirty thousand cascading decorative lights that mix and melt between silver and gold ornaments.

7:00 AM - 11:00 PM

The Amazing Acro-cats Meowy Catmas Special

Real cats perform feats of agility, the only all cat Rock band in the Entire World!

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Baroness de Pontalba & the Rise of Jackson Square

This tricentennial exhibition organized by the Louisiana State Museum and guest curator Randolph Delehanty, Ph.

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

NOLA ChristmasFest

For 12 wonderful days this winter, children and adults alike will experience the magic of the holiday season at NOLA ChristmasFest.

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Arnaud's to Open for Holiday Lunches in December

Turn lunch hour into a festive feast at Arnaud’s this holiday season.

11:30 AM

The Amazing Acro-cats Meowy Catmas Special

Real cats perform feats of agility, the only all cat Rock band in the Entire World!

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

New Orleans Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker

New Orleans Ballet Theatre presents its annual performances of The Nutcracker at the historic Orpheum Theater.

2:00 PM

International Dance Classes

Beginning December 8, the internationally acclaimed Komenka Ethnic Dance Ensemble of New Orleans is offering free world dance classes at 3 PM Saturday afternoons at New Orleans Dance Academy (Magazine near State Street) and 7 PM Wednesday evenings at Loyola University (St.

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Enjoy the Chef Tasting Experience at Emeril's Restaurant

In addition to the kitchen upgrades, guests will notice some changes to the menu as well.

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

HOLD ALL NIGHT

7:00 PM

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

It takes all of 30 seconds.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

New Orleans Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker

New Orleans Ballet Theatre presents its annual performances of The Nutcracker at the historic Orpheum Theater.

7:00 PM

Nutcracker

7:00 PM

A Christmas Carol- The Whole Story, 26th Anniversary!

Live Onstage Holiday Spoof, Written & Directed by Rene' JF Piazza! Infamous Ebenezer Scrooge just wants peace and quiet on Christmas Eve.

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Diva Royale - Drag Queen Show New Orleans

Featuring The Finest In New Orleans Drag Queen Dinner Shows and Female Celebrity Impersonation.

7:30 PM

Ghost Tours New Orleans

The historical dividing line between the French Quarter and the less desirable districts that lie further is in itself a piece of history.

7:30 PM

MANDATORY MERRIMENT: A New Holiday Musical

MANDATORY MERRIMENT: A New Holiday Musical Created by Leslie Castay and Ian Hoch Book by Ian Hoch Directed by Leslie Castay Musical Direction by Alan Payne November 28 - December 23 Performances: Thu - Sat 7:30 PM (Sun.

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Santaland Diaries

Friday Nov 30, 2018 - Sunday Dec 23, 2018 by Joe Mantello & David Sedaris Directed by A.

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

A Tennessee Williams XMas Spectacular - The Mutilated

’TIS THE SEASON for a CHRISTMAS CAT FIGHT! Set in the French Quarter on XMas Eve, The Mutilated is a bona-fide TENNESSEE WILLIAMS XMAS SPECTACULAR! Trinket and Celeste are best frenemies, but tonight, they’re on the outs with each other.

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Rip-off Show - A Comedy Gameshow

The Rip-off Show is a monthly comedy show that grabs three comics and pits them against each other in a battle of wits in order to win a bad DVD.

8:00 PM

BAD GIRLS OF BURLESQUE: BLOWOUT! NYE 2019

From the Producer of Bustout Burlesque and the annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival comes an exciting new show, BAD GIRLS OF BURLESQUE! Luscious and lascivious ladies of burlesque entertain you in this rowdy celebration of the wicked, the wayward, and the wanton.

9:00 PM

Curren$y's Lighting of the Tree

All support acts are subject to change without notice.

10:30 PM

Curren$y (18+)

11:30 PM

Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art

Working with natural elements like earth, wind, water and fire, the contemporary artists in Ear to the Ground show how nature can spur artistic innovation and spark new thinking about human culture and community.

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Mildred Thompson: Against the Grain

Against the Grain marks the first solo museum presentation of the experimental wood works of the American artist Mildred Thompson (1936-2003) in more than thirty years.

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM