If you lived in New Orleans, you could start out the morning at the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival and end up tonight on the 3rd annual Very Bad Santa Crawl. Not enough music from John Boutte, Paul Sanchez, and the Treme Brass Band? No prob -- head over to Tipitina's for the Cajun Zydeco Dance Festival.
If you have Christmas shopping left undone, the Colton School's Holiday Affordable Art Bazaar has what you're looking for.
To finish up your evening with a little dancing, leave the Santa Crawl for the Mid-City Lanes Rock'n'Bowl, where Big Sam's Funky Nation will hold court. Or if you'd rather hear some world class jazz, you can take the ferry to Algiers for Delfeayo Marsalis' 7 p.m. set at the Old Point and get back in plenty of time for the back end of the Santa Crawl. Le bon ton roulez indeed!...
The Treme Brass Band shows off the art of resistance, supporting a sit-in at St. Augustine's church. The church of the oldest black Catholic parish in the nation was slated for demolition until protesting parishioners successfully intervened.