Chicago's Acro-Cats are a circus troupe and band of performing cats. The crew has been making regular stops in New Orleans and returns just in time for the holidays. Troupe founder Samantha Martin used to train rats to perform in movies, but cats seem to have more popular appeal. She's prepared a "Meowy Christmas" show. A prior show is reviewed in Gambit here. They perform Dec. 12-23 at the Shadowbox Theatre.