21 Things To Do in New Orleans in January

Colin Quinn comes to the Civic Theatre this month.













Daredevil Dancing

Pieces by Diavolo Dance Theater resemble a musical set in a stark metropolis in which dancers roam free, using the city’s architecture as a playground. The Los Angeles-based company’s athletic dancers perform on oversized, sometimes moving, structures, infusing an element of risk into traditional movement. Director Jacques Heim’s goal is to explore the danger of our environment and the fragility of the body, creating a repertoire that might have you on the edge of your seat. The LPO joins the company for the show’s finale. Jan. 25 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information, NOBADance.com

Circus Meets the Symphony

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is always proving that the symphony isn’t boring. Beyond its traditional concerts, the LPO may provide a live soundtrack to Psycho or call in Paul McCartney look- and sound-alike Tony Kishman for a concert paying tribute to the Beatles. Continuing its commitment to making classical music fun and engaging, the orchestra will join forces with a touring group of circus artists – more Cirque du Soleil than Ringling Brothers – for Cirque de La Symphonie. Conductor Glenn Langdon leads the orchestra in a program of classics and memorable contemporary compositions as the audience oohs and aahs over aerial flyers, acrobats, jugglers, balancers and strong men. In a review of the show in another city, the writer commented that the performers flying overhead even had the conductor distracted at some points. See it Jan. 18-19 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information, LPOMusic.com


Addictive political dramas are all the rage, like the Netflix-binge-watch favorites “House of Cards” and “Scandal.” The Totalitarians, however, finds the humor in politics – it’s quite ridiculous, after all. Southern Rep presents the world premiere of the play, commissioned by the National New Play Network. Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s comedy finds a politician whose ambitions are derailed by her campaign manager’s philandering husband. Still displaced, Southern Rep puts the play up at Mid-City Theater Jan. 29-Feb. 23. Information, SouthernRep.com

Jan. 6. Krewe of Joan of Arc Parade, French Quarter. Information, JoanOfArcParade.com

Jan. 6. Phunny Phorty Phellows parade, Uptown. Information, PhunnyPhortyPhellows.com

Jan. 6. Broadway at NOCCA presents Alice Ripley in concert, NOCCA’s Lupin Hall. Information, BroadwayNola.com

Jan. 9. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Gluzman & Sibelius,” Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information, LPOMusic.com

Jan. 9. Colin Quinn presents Unconstitutional, The Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com

Jan. 10-25. Under the Boardwalk, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. Information, RivertownTheaters.com

Jan. 15-16. Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds in concert, Saenger Theatre. Information, SaengerNola.com

Jan. 16. BB King in concert, Civic Theatre. Information, CivicNola.com

Jan. 17. Harlem Globetrotters, UNO Lakefront Arena. Information, HarlemGlobetrotters.com

Jan. 17-19. RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, Saenger Theatre. Information, SaengerNola.com

Jan. 24-Feb. 8. Golda’s Balcony, Le Petit Théâtre. Information, LePetitTheatre.com

Jan. 24-25. The Kingfish: The Life & Times of Huey P. Long, The Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com

Jan. 24. WYES Downton Abbey gala, Montgomery-Grace House. Information, WYES.org

Jan. 27. Neko Case and Thao & the Get Down Stay Down in concert, Civic Theatre. Information, CivicNola.com

Jan. 28. Disclosure in concert, Republic New Orleans. Information, RepublicNola.com

Jan. 29-Feb. 1. Marilyn: Forever Blonde, The Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com

Jan. 31. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents Chinese New Year. Information, LPOMusic.com

Feb. 9. Murder at Café Noir, JPAS’s Theatero Wego. Information, JPAS.org


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