Despite an ever-changing holiday season in response to the COVID-19 landscape, organizers and sponsors have managed to keep a number of special events on the St. Tammany Parish roster.
Customers should check official websites and Facebook pages to familiarize themselves with the pandemic safety procedures required by each event, as well as to determine if any last minute schedule changes have been made.
At the time of going to press, the following events were scheduled:
“Southern fried funeral” December 11 and 12 at the Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd. at Slidell. The 8 p.m. shows entertain with a loving and hilarious look at southern manners and traditions. Located in Mississippi during the funeral week of Dewey Frye, who fell dead telling a joke at a Rotary meeting. This is a relaunch of a coin previously canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Tickets from $ 28 to $ 45; Cuttingedgetheater.com.
30 by Ninety Theater presents the second “A very spectacular Merry Christmas” for the whole family, a holiday show featuring local artists of all ages singing and dancing. Milk and cookies offered at each performance. Ticket information on 30byninety.com; theater at 880 rue Lafayette, Mandeville.
The Hilarious Phil Olson “A crooked Christmas carol” will be performed at the Slidell Little Theater from December 11-13 and December 18-20. The comedy, a West Texas-style parody of the Dickensian classic, is a fundraiser, not a regular season show. Membership tickets $ 12; others, $ 16. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., Sunday mornings are at 2 p.m. Reservations will be taken until December 10 for the shows of the first weekend and until December 17 for the second weekend; send an email to [email protected] All remaining tickets will be sold in the lobby starting one hour before the shows at 2024 Nellie Drive. See slidelllittletheater.org.
“A New Year of Legends” at the Cutting Edge Theater on December 31 will help patrons ring in 2021 with three non-stop hours of tributes – from three different artists – to musical legends Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and more. Champagne at midnight. It all starts at 9 p.m. tickets from $ 40 to $ 60; Cuttingedgetheater.com for COVID-19 tickets and restrictions.
DEGAZ EXHIBITION: The St. Tammany Art Association is presenting the Degas Pastel Society’s 18th Biennial National Exhibition through January 30 at the Miriam Barranger Gallery of the Arthouse, 320 N. Columbia St. in downtown Covington. The gallery’s opening hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Visit www.sttammany.art.
DEMO DEGAS: A pastel demonstration will be led by Degas Pastel Society board member Alan Flattmann from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on December 12 at 320 N. Columbia St. Demonstration is free, but prior registration is required at www.sttammany.art. Further demos from members of the Degas Pastel Society are scheduled for January. See website for more information. All exhibitions are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified.
GASTRONOMY: December 11 is the last day to buy raffle tickets to win an oenological and gastronomic experience for a dinner for four to six people prepared at home by chef Trey Herty, from Abita d’Artigue market and formerly from August restaurant.
Tickets to win this $ 500 prize are $ 20 each, and a limited amount is sold by members of the Covington Kiwanis Club to benefit the club’s children’s programs. Tickets can also be purchased by sending an email to [email protected]; go online at www.KCovington.org; or by calling Dan or Lynn at (985) 893-4123.
The draw will take place at 11 a.m. on December 12 at the Covington Farmer’s Market on the corner of Columbia and Theard streets, but the winner does not need to be in attendance.
ADOPT: On December 12, the St. Tammany Animal Shelter will be hosting a “Holiday Home Adoption Event” at Baldwin Subaru located at 1730 US 190 N. in Covington from 10 am to 2 pm.
Pets available for adoption can be found at www.stpgov.org/pets; some are also on Facebook. To find the shelter’s pet population, select the Pet Finder or Pet Harbor tab.