6 Great Things Not to Be Missed

Where New Orleans - - WHERE CALENDAR -

1 ALL­STATE SUGAR BOWL > JAN. 2 The na­tion’s se­cond-old­est col­lege bowl game cel­e­brates its 83rd year with the Auburn Tigers tak­ing on the Ok­la­homa Soon­ers at the Mercedes-Benz Su­per­dome at 7:30 pm. The fun gets go­ing early with a free Fan Jam in Cham­pi­ons Square be­gin­ning at 4 pm. 1500 Poy­dras St., 800.745.3000; all­state­sug­ar­bowl.com

2 WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON > JAN. 68 That Princess Leia looka­like with the Bat­man wannabe? They’re headed to the Con­ven­tion Cen­ter for this an­nual gath­er­ing geared to fan­tasy buffs, where the real-life Leia (ac­tress Car­rie Fisher) will greet fans. wiz­ard­world.com 3 RED HOT CHILI PEP­PERS > JAN. 10 Keep your shirts on: The fun funk rock­ers share the Smoothie King Cen­ter stage with lo­cal funkster Trom­bone Shorty at 7 pm. 1501 Dave Dixon Dr., 800.745.3000

4 E.T. > JAN. 2022 The Or­pheum The­ater screens the Spiel­berg clas­sic while the Louisiana Phil­har­monic Orches­tra per­forms John Wil­liams’ Os­car-win­ning score live. 129 Roo­sevelt Way, 504.274.4870

5 RON­ALD K. BROWN/EV­I­DENCE > JAN. 2729 Meld­ing tra­di­tional African dance with mod­ern chore­og­ra­phy, this troupe joins with lo­cals at the New Or­leans Cen­ter for Cre­ative Arts. 2800 Chartres St., 504.522.0996; nobadance.com

6 DNCE > JAN. 29 The chart-top­ping, Joe Jonas-led funk-pop group (“Cake by the Ocean”) pulls into the House of Blues, joined by Sevyn Streeter. 225 De­catur St., 504.529.2583

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