King Cake Festival
New Orleanians can argue for days about who has the best King Cake. If you want to sample dozens of options from local vendors and find out for yourself, head to Champions Square on Jan. 29 for the King Cake Festival. Admission into Champions Square is free. Proceeds from King Cake purchases benefit the Ochsner Hospital for Children. Information,


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Film with Live Orchestra
It may be hard to think of new ways to experience a timeless classic. But the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra lets viewers fall in love with their favorite films all over again, accompanied by a live orchestra. This month, they’ll be performing with Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming 1982 film E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Jan. 20-22 at the Orpheum Theater.

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“Goods of Every Description: Shopping in New Orleans 1825-1925”
From the 19th through the early 20th century, New Orleans was the center of global trade routes. The Historic New Orleans Collection’s exhibit “Goods of Every Description: Shopping in New Orleans 1825-1925” invites visitors to take a trip back in time to that era. It is open through Apr. 9 and admission is free. Information,


Jan. 2. AllState Sugar Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Information,

Jan. 7. Bal Masque (a celebration of New Orleans’ Creole carnival roots), Orpheum Theater. Information,

Jan. 4-29. The Lion King, Saenger Theater. Information,

Jan. 5. Anne-Marie McDermott Plays Mozart, Orpheum Theater. Information,

Jan. 6. Phunny Phorty Phellows, St. Charles Ave. Information,

Jan. 6. Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc, French Quarter. Information,

Jan. 9. WWE Raw, Smoothie King Center. Information,

Jan. 10. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smoothie King Center. Information,

Jan. 13-14. Edgar Meyer and An American in Paris, Orpheum Theater. Information,

Jan. 15. Ladies Choice Concert Series: Joe, Dru Hill & Jagged Edge, Lakefront Arena. Information,

Jan. 20. Tom Segura  No Teeth No Entry Tour, Civic Theater. Information,

Jan. 20-21. Shen Yun, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information,

Jan. 27. Miranda Sings Live … You’re Welcome, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information,

Jan. 27-Feb. 12. Jelly’s Last Jam, Le Petit Theatre. Information,

Jan. 28. “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” Live, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information,

Jan. 29. LPO Moves, Loyola University New Orleans. Information,

Feb. 1-5. Cirque du Soleil: Toruk – the First Flight, Smoothie King Center. Information,