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New Orleans public school students test at â&#x20AC;&#x153;basic or aboveâ&#x20AC;? levels. (In 2005, it was 37 percent.) In October, when the state Department of Education issued its district performance scores, the RSD was the most improved district in Louisiana. And the public has taken note. In the Cowen poll, when asked if New Orleans public schools were getting better or worse, a majority of both blacks and whites agreed they were getting better. That indicates not only consensus, but also a sense that New Orleanians see real progress in local public schools. That may be the strongest argument of all for BESE to vote â&#x20AC;&#x153;yesâ&#x20AC;? on the Pastorek Plan this week. None of this is intended to reflect poorly on the current Orleans Parish School Board, which likewise has done a remarkable job

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n the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana took over most Orleans Parish public schools from the then-hapless (and, in some cases, criminal) Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB). The law that empowered the new Recovery School District (RSD) also stated that underperforming public schools that were transferred to the RSD could be returned to local control after five years. This week, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) will vote on a plan by state Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek to begin returning some Orleans Parish public schools to local control during the 2012-13 school year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; less than two years from now. The so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pastorek Planâ&#x20AC;? has stirred heated and sometimes angry debate. An Oct. 14 public meeting at McDonogh 35 drew a crowd so large that hundreds were turned away. Despite the controversy surrounding it, we think the Pastorek Plan charts a reasonable middle ground between those who want to make the RSDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role permanent and those who want schools returned to local control immediately. Under the Pastorek Plan, a school may transfer to or return to prior local control if it meets two criteria: a School Performance Score above BESEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;academically unacceptableâ&#x20AC;? standard, and demonstrated academic growth for two consecutive school years. These are not high bars to meet, yet many public schools will struggle to reach them. Orleans Parish schools that satisfy the requirements will have two options: stay under the RSD control or return to the OPSBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s control. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room for honest disagreement about the Pastorek Plan. Unfortunately, some have chosen to frame the debate in racial terms, claiming the RSD is part of a white conspiracy to take over public education. That tack is inaccurate, inflammatory and irresponsible. Many white parents support returning public schools to the OPSB, and many black parents want to keep the RSD in place. A recent survey by Tulane Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives found 58 percent of all respondents still support the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2005 decision to take over underperforming public schools in New Orleans. Some 48 percent of black respondents felt that way. Given the surveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5 percent margin of error, African-American residents are divided almost equally on that question. There is less room for disagreement about the RSDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results. New Orleans public school students for decades lagged in student proficiency, but in the five years the RSD has been running local schools, student scores have risen significantly faster than the state average â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to the point that 53 percent of

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DEAR CRAIG, The Unity Temple of New Orleans at 3722 St. Charles Ave. is a unique building not only because of its circular designs, carried through in two buildings and planting beds, but also its modernistic visage on a thoroughfare lined with structures of predominantly 18th and 19th century styles. You also are correct in your opinion that it is reminiscent of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School style, as the building was designed by architect Leonard R. Spangenberg, a disciple of Wright. The Prairie School style commonly includes horizontal lines with broad overhanging eaves, both seen in the parallel horizontal circles of the Unity Temple in New Orleans (Wright believed horizontal lines related to America’s native prairie landscape). The Prairie School concept also held that buildings should have solid construction, fine craftsmanship and carefully considered ornamentation reflecting the building’s surroundings. Inside the Unity Temple, Spangenberg hung giant globes from the ceiling that continued the circular theme throughout the interior as well as adding electric light to the natural sunlight streaming in through horizontal windows along the rooflines and a domed skylight. Spangenberg also designed one of New Orleans’ first skyscrapers, now called Crescent City Towers, which stands 45 stories and 531 feet high at

1001 Howard Ave. It was completed in 1969, but even today is the third tallest building in Louisiana, behind One Shell Square at 697 feet, and Place St. Charles at 645 feet. The Unity Temple was built in 1960 at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Amelia Street as a home for the interdenominational congregation led by the Rev. Ruth Childress Murphy. She founded the Unity Society of Practical Christianity in New Orleans in 1947, which first met in a room above Rapp’s Luggage store at 604 Canal St. When Murphy decided the group needed its own place of worship, she hired Spangenberg to build “something round” to symbolize God and eternal love.

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“I just pray that the President might listen to us and actually make a concerted effort towards giving us our wetlands back, our barrier islands back. … If he came and would actually see the amount of oil that’s floating in the Gulf and not be hidden from his eyes, he’d be amazed.” — Musician Dr. John, who has assembled a coalition of musicians including Bonnie Raitt, R.E.M. and My Morning Jacket to continue putting pressure on the White House regarding the Gulf oil disaster. Dr. John, who has spoken out loudly on the oil disaster all along, told Politico, “It’s ridiculous the amount of pressure oil companies are putting on Washington. It’s like having the criminals in charge of the crime site.”

Touched By An Angelle LOUISIANA’S POLITICAL CLASS IS BUZZING ABOUT SCOTT ANGELLE, A SAVVY CAJUN WHO HAS EARNED HIS STRIPES AS THE GOVERNOR’S TOP UTILITY PLAYER. BY JEREMY ALFORD

“I think it’s actually good for Louisiana. I went out and actually supported candidates who agree with us that ‘Obamacare’ is an unfunded mandate on the state, not only Louisiana, but other states.” — Gov. Bobby Jindal on WWLTV, responding to criticism of his frequent travel in support of other GOP politicians. He added, “I think that going out to support these candidates is good for Louisiana.”

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was named “Sportsman of the Year” by Sports Illustrated last week and honored at a dinner in New York City. The 31-year-old quarterback was honored “for not only leading the New Orleans Saints to the first Super Bowl title in the franchise’s history,” the magazine wrote, “but also for helping lead the city of New Orleans’ rebirth.” Brees joins a list of great athletes that includes Arnold Palmer, Sandy Koufax, Muhammad Ali, Chris Evert, Terry Bradshaw, Tiger Woods and Lance Armstrong.

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donated $600,000 to fund an endowed chair at the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration’s management department. Matching funds from the state will bring the total funds to more than $1 million. A 1935 Newcomb College alumna, Bernstein was an advocate for public education and an early sponsor of the University of New Orleans Foundation.

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New Orleans Saints wide receiver, will team with Walmart on Dec. 7 for the Robert Meachem/7th Ward Neighborhood Center 2010 Christmas Toy Drive. “These are difficult economic times and we just want to spread a little holiday cheer,” Meachem said in a statement. Meachem will sign autographs in exchange for an unwrapped toy for children ages 5-15 at Walmart (8843 Veterans Memorial Blvd.). Other drop-off locations include Pizza Stop (5961 Bullard Ave.), Home Team Sports Shop (9212 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette) and Walgreens stores citywide.

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infamous bigmouth and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, said he would promise a “messy Sunday” game before the New Orleans Saints met the team at Paul Brown Stadium, referencing the recent murder of local YouTube personality Messy Mya, who was killed Nov. 14 — a Sunday. When reporters asked what he meant, he told The Times-Picayune, “I’m not gonna tell you (what that means), but if you’re from the area of New Orleans or anywhere in Louisiana, you will understand exactly what I mean.” Stay classy, Chad

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uring the third week of January 2004, newly elected Gov. Kathleen Blanco held a highly anticipated press conference where she was supposed to name six of her top Cabinet appointments. However, she only had five names to offer reporters; noticeably absent was her pick for Department of Natural Resources (DNR) secretary. Part of her transition team was pushing for Robert Baumann, then the research and development director of the LSU Center for Energy Studies. Another faction, including Blanco, a Democrat, wanted St. Martin Parish President Scott Angelle, formerly a landman in Lafayette and a vice president of Huval Companies. She probably didn’t realize it at the time, but Blanco’s eventual choice would become a legacy that outlasted her own time in office. Angelle got the job, and he was among the few who stayed on when Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, succeeded Blanco four years later. That was just the first sign that Angelle was a guy who could roll with the punches. He was proud of his Democratic credentials under Blanco, yet he unapologetically switched to the GOP under Jindal — and regret before the Nov. 2 election. One thing didn’t change, however: Angelle’s legendary work ethic. When Jindal tapped Angelle to be his legislative liaison in November 2008 (after the governor’s first regular legislative session) — a task Angelle performed while still holding down his job at DNR and without additional compensation — the savvy Cajun quipped, “I’ll sleep less and work more.” It wasn’t an exaggeration. Angelle continues to commute to Baton Rouge from his home in Breaux Bridge; often, the hours on the road and on the job can be seen in his unshaven face and heard in his scraggly voice. Beneath his workaholic veneer, Angelle unapologeti-

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MORe scuttlebutt ies. The so-called System Agreement has become a target of Entergy’s Mississippi and Arkansas affiliates and regulators, who claim the agreement imposes higher costs on their ratepayers. The flip side of that claim is the assertion by the council’s utility advisers that the withdrawal of some Entergy companies from the System Agreement will cause a spike in local utility bills — by as much as $10 million a year citywide. Consultants to the council, which regulates Entergy New Orleans on the East Bank and Entergy Louisiana in Algiers, allege that ENO has effectively rolled over for its Arkansas and Mississippi affiliates — to the future detriment of New Orleans ratepayers. All Entergy affiliates are subservient to their parent holding company, Entergy Corp., which is headquartered in New Orleans and is proposing major changes

to the 50-year-old System Agreement. At Tuesday’s hearing, which starts at 10 a.m. in the City Council chamber, the council’s utility advisers will offer their take on the issue, followed by a response from ENO officials. The council has ordered ENO to come ready to answer questions. The council also will consider options for requiring Entergy Corp. to hear the council’s concerns and provide information needed to protect New Orleans ratepayers. If the council is not satisfied with ENO’s answers or actions with regard to the System Agreement changes, it can levy fines or sanctions against the utility. Other council weapons include a full-scale “prudence investigation” of ENO (court-like hearings on whether ENO has acted “prudently” in the interest of its ratepayers, which it is required to do in exchange for having an electricity monopoly)

and a potential revenue disallowance if ENO agrees to changes in the System Agreement that hurt local ratepayers. “The council has been warning about Entergy’s actions for several years, but its warnings have gone ignored by Entergy Corp.,” says utility consultant Clint Vince, an attorney who has been advising the council on utility matters for more than 25 years. “The council has requested several changes to the present proposal, which have been ignored. To protect New Orleans ratepayers, the council has passed several resolutions requiring the production of information that would enable it to determine the best options for protecting New Orleans ratepayers against these proposed changes. But its resolutions mostly have been ignored.” Entergy officials deny they have stonewalled council requests for information —

or that the company is acting against the interests of its customers. “We continue to work with the New Orleans City Council and its advisers to explore all options available to us and our customers,” says Deanna Rodriguez, ENO’s vice president of regulatory affairs. “In preparation of Tuesday’s meeting, we have submitted expert testimony and analysis in addition to volumes of data previously submitted. We will continue our discussions and listen to the council’s concerns, while keeping our customers — the residents of New Orleans — a priority. Like the council, Entergy New Orleans is committed to delivering safe, reliable and the most cost-efficient power available to our customers.” — Clancy DuBos

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By all appearances, Angelle is poised to eclipse his father politically. Already, he can call himself a former lieutenant governor, thanks to his relationship with Jindal and former Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu’s midterm election as mayor of New Orleans. When Jindal tapped him for the interim appointment, Angelle found himself on a statewide stage. “I mostly learned that an appointed lieutenant governor has very little authority,” Angelle says. “That’s just the reality of it. I wouldn’t even call it tremendous. But I jumped in with both feet and brought energy and enthusiasm to the job — and my love for Louisiana. But it was fortunate for the state, I think, to have someone in the job with an oil and gas background during the time of the BP incident. I believe the stars were aligned in that sense.” That’s probably why, shortly before Thanksgiving, Jindal announced Angelle would remain the state’s point person on federal oil and gas permitting issues. “During his tenure, [Angelle] demonstrated tremendous leadership by working diligently to secure funding from BP for seafood promotion and for our tourism industry, which have suffered in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,” Jindal said. “In short, Scott has been a bulldog in fighting for the people of Louisiana.” After voters elected Jay Dardenne lieutenant governor on Nov. 2 — but before Angelle returned to his DNR post — Angelle made a mad dash for political cash. Supporters organized a fundraiser hosted by state Rep. Fred Mills, a Democrat from Parks, La., and Sen. Mike Michot, a Lafayette Republican. The two are among Angelle’s closest political allies. Like most statewide

elected officials, Angelle raised money by leaning on the stakeholders he regulates at DNR. The “ask” was legal under current campaign finance laws because, technically, the event was held a few days before Angelle returned to his DNR post. While no one involved in the fundraising has released an official tally, Angelle says his supporters collected “way above what they expected.” He’s also mum when asked what office he’s eyeing next year. Will it be a seat in the Legislature? Will it be statewide office? “My friends have more ambition for me than I have for myself,” he says. Angelle further argues that having the lieutenant governor’s job, even on an interim basis, did little to encourage his expected return to elected politics. “Having the job didn’t pull me along any further in that decision-making process. Like I said, I feel like other people have had more ambition for me than me,” he says. “This has all come from the bottom up, not the top down.” In fact, if Angelle had his druthers, there would be no lieutenant governor at all — an idea Jindal floated (unsuccessfully) during this year’s legislative session. “I think the office should be eliminated,” Angelle says. “The position itself can be combined with another statewide job, and other states have done just that. We just need to make sure that the tourism aspect is placed somewhere where it will be treated like a priority. Anything that can save us money is a good thing right now. We’re about to enter an era where not protecting traditional turfs are what leaders will have to be about. We can’t follow the historical models anymore.” For now, Angelle returns to natural

resources, where he says his biggest challenge will include mitigating the avalanche of new federal drilling rules being handed down by the administration of President Barack Obama. How anti-oil is the national political environment? The American Petroleum Institute, a pro-industry lobby, believes there’s a possibility the feds will not be able to hold a Gulf of Mexico lease sale in 2011 because of the onslaught of rules and regulations in the wake of the BP oil debacle. For example, a new set of guidelines on the books — including the Drilling Safety Rule and Workplace Safety Rule — is supposed to improve workplace safety by reducing the risk of human error. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director Michael R. Bromwich contends that before deepwater drilling resumes in the Gulf, his agency intends to inspect rigs for compliance. Moreover, just last week, the feds announced that the eastern Gulf would be all but shut off to exploration — not a good sign. Angelle predicts a protracted battle to protect energy investments in Louisiana. “It’s going to take every fiber of our work ethic to overcome,” he says. “It’s a tough situation in Washington right now.” In his other gig as Jindal’s legislative liaison, Angelle may face his tallest hurdle yet when lawmakers convene in April. The state’s budget shortfall could reach a whopping $3 billion. “Add in that it’ll be a re-election year, too, and the drama gets ramped up exponentially,” Angelle says. “But I’m convinced that we’ll find a way to get through it. When you put your right hand in the air and agree to serve, that’s what you’re agreeing to do.”

And what of his own politics? As DNR secretary and Jindal’s lobbyist, Angelle says he will steer clear of party squabbles, so don’t expect to see his face at GOP gatherings. But do expect to hear more conservative touchstones. When he was considering the switch to the Republican Party, he compared his thought process to that of other former Democrats like President Ronald Reagan, Gov. Mike Foster and former Rep. Billy Tauzin. While Angelle doesn’t appear to take his politics too seriously on the surface, he approaches his profession systematically. “I think politics is largely a result of timing and experience,” says Angelle, 49. “The more experience you have, the more prestige you have. As for timing, the fact that we had a term-limited legislature in 2008 [meant that] I went from being one of the youngest people involved in the process to being one of the more senior members in state government. The timing of all that boded well for me.” His pragmatic side emerges again — along with his Cajun wit — when he’s asked why he decided to raise money right before returning to his appointed DNR post. Invoking Calvin Borel, the Derbywinning jockey from Louisiana’s Cajun heartland, he says, “It’s just plain important with today’s modern campaigns. Just like Calvin Borel says, I need to try and stick with the pack. That way, in the future, if I can offer myself for higher service, I’ll be ready. I want to be able to hit the rail like Calvin and set the pace.” Jeremy Alford is a freelance journalist based in Baton Rouge. You can reach him through his Web site at www.jeremyalford.com.

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of his family with a book to promote. Louisiana first lady Supriya Jindal has written a children’s book, Louisiana Governor’s Mansion: Our Treasured Home, and recently went on a book tour. Unlike her husband, Mrs. Jindal didn’t leave the state; she signed books at five Walmart stores, including one in Metairie. The book will be sold statewide at Walmart stores, and proceeds will benefit her charity, the Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana’s Children. (At press time, Gov. Jindal was set to sign his own book, Leadership and Crisis, at a Baton Rouge Barnes & Noble Dec. 5.) In other literary news, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin came to the Barnes & Noble in Metairie Nov. 29 to sign her new book, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag. Some autograph seekers lined up outside the store more than 24 hours in advance to secure the concert-style wristbands that would gain them admission. Palin drew big crowds at a Baton Rouge bookstore the next day, where reporters were allowed in the store briefly but forbidden to speak to the former governor. Photographers were allowed 90 seconds each to capture her on film. Even fans were not allowed to bring cameras or cell phones into the store for their brief audience with Palin, who signed 500 books. — Kevin Allman

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Catching up with bobby ouisiana voters are finally getting enough of our traveling governor’s absentee approach to leadership. That’s the only logical conclusion to be gleaned from the latest statewide poll by Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR), an independent Baton Rougebased firm that released new numbers on Jindal last week. According to SMOR, Jindal’s approval rating is 55 percent — a 13-point drop from nearly 68 percent in April 2009. Meanwhile, Jindal’s disapproval rating is up to 43 percent from just 30 percent in the spring 2009 survey. That’s a total “swing” of 26 percentage points against Jindal in the past 19 months. The SMOR poll is based on telephone interviews from Nov. 15-17, conducted with 600 randomly selected Louisiana voters. The margin of error is plus-or-minus 4 percentage points. Here’s a closer look at Jindal’s numbers going back to April 2009, based on other SMOR surveys: • Fall 2010 — 55 percent approval, 43 percent disapproval. • Spring 2010 — 61 percent approval, 37

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percent disapproval. • Fall 2009 — 64 percent approval, 33 percent disapproval. • Spring 2009 — 68 percent approval, 30 percent disapproval. According to SMOR, the biggest decline in Jindal’s ratings came in the past six months — since he released his book, Leadership and Crisis, and after his many appearances on network television during the BP oil disaster. Jindal’s approval rating fell six points since April, and his unfavorable numbers rose six points during that period. That 12-point swing accounts for nearly half his total decline since April 2009. “At this point in time, with all the problems Louisiana is facing, for him to be spending time on a book tour just doesn’t sit well with voters,” says SMOR’s Bernie Pinsonat. “The poll shows that 39 percent of likely voters think things in Louisiana are getting worse, whereas only 19 percent say things are getting better. “There’s a disconnect,” Pinsonat continues. “It’s not the rosy picture that Jindal’s painting of Louisiana. … I’m not saying he won’t be re-elected, but this definitely

should be a wake-up call for him.” The governor faces re-election next October, which is just 10 months away. When asked, 39 percent of respondents said they would “definitely” vote to re-elect Jindal; 23 percent said they would consider someone else. Another 35 percent said they would “definitely vote for someone else,” and only 3 percent didn’t know or wouldn’t respond. Jindal gave a cursory “What, me worry?”

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response when asked about his sliding poll numbers, but with less than a year to go, he’s got almost as many voters dead set against him as he has in his corner. Jindal may not be worried, but potential challengers should feel encouraged. The good news for Jindal is the current (and ongoing) disarray in the state Democratic Party and Louisiana’s continuing shift to the right. He also has plenty of time to boost his numbers. If he doesn’t, he could be vulnerable to a moderate Republican challenger — or even a conservative one who pledges to stay home and lead. As for whether the numbers are a wakeup call, Jindal will be jetting off to New York City for yet another fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 10. This one invites donors to join “Bobby’s Club” for $5,000 to $25,000 a person. Ponying up that much will get you a seat at a 45-minute “roundtable discussion” with Jindal at the tony Union League Club of New York, located in the heart of Manhattan. For now, anteing up wads of cash is about the only way to catch up with Bobby Jindal.

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comics jam, an all-hands-on-deck comic strip where the artists take turns filling in each panel. Meadows kicked it off. By 8:30 p.m., a few pages are finished. Meadows, who stands 6 feet with shaggy curls and a red-and-blue striped polo shirt, sits on the floor and opens up a head-shaped paper box. Inside are dozens of miniature comic books, tucked in faux treasure boxes, bizarre animals, vans — all hand-illustrated and -colored by Meadows. He’s a comics fan first, artist second. “I’ve never had stock characters in all the years I’ve been drawing,” Meadows PAGE 16

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Caesar Meadows (left) writes and illustrates Mumbeaux Gumbo for Where Y’at and hosts weekly comics jams with local artists. Meadows also selfpublishes a number of books and micro-comics (right), found in his Mogi Head series — dozens of hand-made books stuffed inside a laminated “head.”

COMICS ARE AN ESPECIALLY FITTING MEDIUM IN NEW ORLEANS — TV AND FILMS HAVE TRIED, BUT comics can better translate the city as a walking cartoon. Bunny Matthews’ iconic Vic and Nat’ly Broussard characters are omnipresent, from their first appearance in print in 1982 to the duo today on Leidenheimer bread trucks. The characters are Yat personified, and they talk shit — whether it’s about you, your neighbors, crime, politics, levee failures or each other. But comics lurk elsewhere — both in screen-printed and self-published strips, and sharing rack space with mainstream titles, locally, nationally and internationally. Local comics — beyond the capedcrusading, superpower-wielding heroes and heroines of your childhood — are everywhere. The comics scene stretches from the mainstream, with artists like Derec Donovan for DC and Marvel and Robby Musso for Transformers; to other independents like Tedd Walley’s Mathilda; to web comics like Kevin P. Johnson’s Strange City Heroes and Monty Smith’s Welcome to Border City. There’s 18-year-old UNO student Savanna Ganucheau’s Over the Wall, which updates three fairy tales (Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood) for the 21st century: Rapunzel is a reclusive video game nerd whose boyfriend forces her to get out of the house. TRIVIAL ANNOYANCES BY DANY FROLICH WAS ONE OF THE FIRST UNDERGROUND COMICS to surface in New Orleans. The longtime pulp-inspired sci-fi and fantasy illustrator published the series throughout the 1970s — when a young Meadows, fresh from first viewings of Star Wars, rode the streetcar to the Little Professor Book Shop on Carrollton Avenue and B. Dalton Bookseller on

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— it’s like, ‘Oh, we just want to meet Lando Calrissian. We don’t really care about you.’ We don’t draw people in capes and tights,” Smith says. But they’ll be showing at the convention. “Oh, yeah,” he says, definitively. “I want to meet Lando, too.”

Canal Street to dig through crates of comic books. Meadows fell in love with Harvey Comics, which carried titles like Richie Rich and Casper, and trade paperback anthologies of newspaper strips, like Charles Schulz’s long-running Peanuts. “My parents divorced fairly early,” he says. “My dad was absent. … We grew up with a single mom who was raising us, and was doing a great job, but a single parent can’t be there as much, so comic reading filled the gap. Peanuts in particular. Even if I may not have understood it, maybe I had to make my brain stretch to find out what this humor was and what they were referencing, these kids (were) doing it without parents around. “It’s so funny. (Schulz) was one of the most successful artists of the 20th century, but really he struggled … with depression. All these kids were extensions of his pysche, working out all his problems.” When he was 10, Meadows traded his Harvey Comics collection for back issues of Mad magazine. By high school, he was absorbed in the Marvel Comics universe — home of the X-Men, Spider-Man and the Hulk, among others. “I wanted to be a cartoonist up until high school,” he says. “Then I realized girls are not into that.” Meadows discovered pioneering alternative comics artist Robert Crumb and dove into the “comix” world — offbeat, underground and far removed from Superman. In the 1990s, Meadows curated

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Jigsaw Junction, a washateria and pool hall-turnedcomics sanctuary in Reserve, La., dubbed “an oasis of cultural ephemera.” On Wednesday nights, Meadows invited comics to his home for Da Fa Fungus, an all-nighter comic jam. (Big Brother and the Holding Company’s Cheap Thrills cover, illustrated by Crumb, inspired the cover for the group’s first comic.) In 2008, Meadows partnered with Antigravity publisher and Crescent City Comics manager Leo McGovern for Firesquito, featuring a mustachioed mosquito-man superhero bitten by a radioactive mosquito — a comic partially inspired by a Tabasco commercial and McGovern’s favorite hero Spider-Man. McGovern says Antigravity, the monthly music and culture magazine first published in 2005, was born from his love of comics. (Local and national strips fill its back pages, and its album and book reviews include high- and lowlights from the comics world.) “People assume because I do the magazine that music is a driving interest for me, but it’s really comics,” he says. “When I was in high school, my dream was to own a comics shop, and I pretty much kept with that dream through college.” McGovern was a regular at Crescent City Comics on Elysian Fields Avenue (and now on Freret Street), and he joined the staff at comic conventions in San Diego and Chicago. McGovern started his own con — the Alternative Media Expo — in 2003. Last year, McGovern was a character in Josh Neufeld’s award-winning Hurricane Katrina graphic novel A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, which illustrates McGovern’s evacuation from New Orleans and the loss of his prized comics collection. The latest addition to Antigravity’s comics page is Quarter Vomit, Otto Splotch’s New Orleans-focused strip first published as a comic book in March 2010. Its three characters — a nutria, crawfish and alligator — observe lower Decatur Street gutter punks and misanthropes from their stoop. “That’s the one everyone really liked,” Splotch says. “It’s local, and I think it’s really accurate how f—ed up things are here.” In March, Meadows debuted Feast, an anthology of local comics he hopes to make an annual tradition as interest in comics grows. “The comics scene here … is definitely expanding on what had been in the past. Part of the reasons for that is the film industry being here,” McGovern says. “We got people from the set of Green Lantern, people not necessarily from here, looking for a comics fix or for reference stuff for the movie. But just those movies being here — Batman is (rumored to be) coming next year — gets people curious enough to come check books out: ‘Where should I start, with Green Lantern?’ That gives us an opportunity to make them aware of everything that’s available.” THE COMICS CONNECTION EXTENDS TO LAFAYETTE, WHERE Rob Guillory illustrates Chew for Image Comics. This year, PAGE 20

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the comic won a prestigious Eisner Award, named after Will Eisner, the graphic novel pioneer who created the landmark comic The Spirit. Writer John Layman originally pitched Chew to his publisher, Wild Storm, but was shot down. “They all thought he was nuts, that there was no way it would be a success,” Guillory says. “They told him that if he tried to publish it, it would be the end of his career. We didn’t expect it to be as successful as it’s been. I figured ... people would either love it or hate it completely and I’d never be able to work in comics again.” On paper, the idea does seem nuts: a tongue-in-cheek crime story during a poultry prohibition, following detective Tony Chu, a psychic capable of reading anything he eats, who follows a string of murders and conspiracies. The series is now in pre-production for a television adaptation from the same crew behind AMC’s The Walking Dead — also a comic adaptation. Another Lafayette native, Kody Chamberlain, writes Sweets (Image Comics), a pre-Katrina detective comic set in an orange- and brownhued New Orleans cityscape. Kurt Amacker, who wrote Dead Souls and Immortal:60 for independent Goth publisher Seraphemera, says New Orleans is a perfect setting for darker comics. “The city has a vibe to it — so much history and death,” he says. “We walk around streets that are hundreds of years old, see buildings that are just as old.” Before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans native Rashad Doucet dabbled in both comics and graphic design. He later attended Savannah College of Art and Design and has since published My Dog is a Superhero! and is working on Henna Hanson Must Save Prom, a comic about Nazi robots and the cheerleaders who destroy them. “After the storm I felt like everybody in town had a choice to make between going back to what they were used to or to take this time and do something you were too afraid to do before,” he says.

SPLOTCH FIRST PUBlISHED COMics as a high school sophomore, but his background is in fine art: sculpture and painting. “I like working with printed material — the format is compressible, you can make a lot of it, and don’t need a lot of space,” he says. “I can carry everything with me in a backpack.” Harriet Burbeck also has a fine arts background, but she also started the weekly zine Nose Knows, one sheet of paper folded into quarters, in which she draws a half-page comic. “When I was little I wanted to draw for The New Yorker,”

I’ve done,” he says. But no one is quitting his or her day job, yet: Meadows works security on the Northshore, Smith bartends, Pastorek is a lawyer. “It’s breaking even, but yeah, not much above that,” Smith says. Is it worth it? “Totally,” he says. “It’s a lot of fun, especially when it’s finished. We have parties, interviews, theme parks.” Theme parks? “It’s in development,” he says, laughing. “And a hybrid electric comic book with General Motors. I can’t go into too much detail.” Smith wrote his first comic,

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“One Boat,” in first grade at McDonogh 15. “It was about my mom and [me] going to watch the boats at the river. Two almost crashed, but they didn’t, so we went home and went to sleep,” he remembers. “Very exciting. Real groundbreaking stuff.” He later followed with Port Authority and Adventures of Dexter Breakfast, a Western adventure series following the title character, a pint-sized wombat cowboy, and his dog sidekick. Released earlier this year, Night of the Lovin’ Dead is a zombie horror-meets-reality TV love show, which for Smith and his wife Chen, pretty much wrote itself, he says. (Think VH1’s Rock of Love meets George Romero.) “It’s cool to have control over your stuff. I can do whatever I want. I don’t have an editor saying, ‘You can’t have a girl s— on another girl’s foot,’ or PAGE 23

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round lunchtime at St. James Cheese Company (5004 Prytania St., 8994737; www.stjamescheese.com), diners enjoy cheesy sandwiches and leafy salads sprinkled with flecks of thinly-sliced manchego. On the other side of the room, a staff member, talking through walls of wheels and mounds of the store’s namesake inventory, guides a customer in picking the perfect variety. “Sometimes you come here on a Saturday, it’s just a mob scene — you want to buy a piece of cheese, but so many people are buying sandwiches,” says Richard Sutton, who owns the store with his wife Danielle. “Sometimes it’s the other way around.” Since the Suttons opened the store in 2006, St. James has become known as a place to both explore and enjoy the store’s thoughtfully curated selection of domestic and international cheeses. The Suttons ran the cheese shop Paxton and Whitfield in London before moving back to New Orleans (the two met while students at Tulane), and St. James is inspired by that store and other high-end cheese sellers around Europe. Danielle says St. James emulates the way those shops “care for their cheese.” “It’s not pre-cut, its not pre-wrapped,” she says. “You walk into those stores, and it’s just a counter of big chunks of cheese.” Besides cut-to-order cheeses and a selection of cheese accessories, high-end food items and other gifts, the store offers a popular lunch

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menu of sandwiches, salads, cheese and charcuterie plates. The menu includes standbys like a Gruyere sandwich with caramelized onion on multigrain bread that’s like a grownup grilled cheese, and a French standard brie and ham on a buttered baguette from La Boulangerie bakery. There also are rotating specials, St. James Cheese Company’s wide which in December include selection of domestic and international season-appropriate selections cheeses draws a steady flow of customlike the gooey croque monsieur ers, including local restaurants. and the ham and brie sandwich with spiced chutney. Cheese novices as well as aficionados can participate in the store’s regular “cheese schools,” themed classes featuring tastings and wine or beer pairings. The store also supplies its goods to some of the city’s best restaurants and recently started making meats in house. The Suttons took a leap by opening the store shortly after Hurricane Katrina, and never imagined it would become what it has. “We didn’t know what to expect when we came here,” Richard says. “When we opened … it was a difficult time in the city. But for the most part, we’ve found that those problems haven’t been such a problem. People do seem to be interested in it. People do like coming for lunch. Restaurants enjoy buying from us. Those things have all kind of worked out.”

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winning pop vocal projects, including songs with Linda Ronstadt in the early 1990s. I Know I’ve Been Changed is his third gospel album, but he’s put spiritual music on many of his releases, including “Ave Maria” on his platinum selling 1991 release Warm Your Heart (A&M), the Lord’s Prayer on The Grand Tour (A&M) and “Crying in the Chapel” on The Tattooed Heart (A&M). Neville spoke with Gambit from Minneapolis, where he’s starting a tour that both supports the CD release and is a holiday show, including songs like “Oh Holy Night” and “Please Come Home for Christmas.” Neville is touring with his quintet, which also features Charles Neville. Aaron Neville has not been a regular figure in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina — flooding destroyed his home in eastern New Orleans. Neville spent the next couple of years with his wife Joel Roux-Neville, who was being treated for cancer at the medical center of Vanderbilt University. She died in January 2007, and devastated by the loss, Neville took time off from performing. In 2008, he moved to a home in Covington to be closer to his children. Neville is now spending much of his time in Manhattan. On Nov. 13, he married New York photographer Sarah A. Friedman. But he still returns home to Louisiana for visits. “I like coming down to the quiet of Covington,” he says. “I sit there and listen to the birds. Then I go to New Orleans to see my friends, and I go shoot pool with a couple of my sons.”

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The 2009 brainchild of Dr. Mark Alain Dery (an infectious disease specialist and Rolling Elvis) the HIV Awareness Music Project seeks to increase its educational reach with an expanded lineup of entertainers. The bill draws talent from across the New Orleans spectrum and beyond: from Chilean rockers Intimate Stranger to local radio-pop starlet Kourtney Heart and indie-pop startup Big History, from bounce queens Katey Red and Vockah Redu to 9th Ward weebies Quintron and Miss Pussycat. Tickets $15. 9 p.m. Saturday. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361; www.oneyedjacks.net

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If your holiday shopping list includes “... a can of bean dip and some Diet Rites, a box of tampons and some Marlboro Lights,” then you’re probably a fan of Robert Earl Keen, who will never live down his Tex-Mex holiday classic “Merry Christmas from the Family.” Make him sing it twice. Tickets $25. 8 p.m. Saturday. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com

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here are two very familiar sounds on Aaron Neville’s new gospel album I Know I’ve Been Changed: Neville’s unmistakable lilting tenor and the piano work of Allen Toussaint. “(Producer) Joe Henry had done some work with Allen,” Neville says. “He suggested we bring him in. It also marks my 50th year recording. Allen did my first recording session.” In 1960, Toussaint recorded Neville’s song “Over You” in a session Neville split with The Del-Royals. For I Know I’ve Been Changed, Toussaint and Neville flew to California to record with Los Angeles musicians in a studio in Henry’s basement. They recorded 13 songs over five days, including the gospel standards “Stand By Me” and “Don’t Let Him Ride.” The Sam Cooke song “Touch the Hem of His Garment” isn’t on the album, but it will be offered as a download. A stripped-down approach allows Neville’s vocals to shine on most tracks. But there’s an unmistakable New Orleans R&B sound to tunes like “I Done Made Up My Mind.” And Neville wanted to record some of the older songs as they were played during the eras when they were originally released. The title track is a very bluesy cover of The Staples Singers’ song. “That’s the way the Staples sang it,” Neville says. In his five decade career, Neville has applied his unique voice to a wide range of genres beyond New Orleans R&B, funk and gospel. He won a country music Grammy in 1994 for a duet with Trisha Yearwood, but he’s better known for Grammy-

Aaron Neville’s new wife, New York photographer Sarah A. Friedman, took this portrait.

A former utility infielder for MyNameIsJohnMichael and current energetic concierge for Empress Hotel, multi-instrumentalist Leo DeJesus displays a deft songwriting touch with Vox and the Hound, a City Life sequel formed in February. Hermosa, the quintet’s debut EP, is a five-song merry-go-round spinning rootsy guitars, grinning synths and drum-lipped rhythms through mood-swinging pop paces. Dark Water Hymnal opens. Admission $5. 10 p.m. Saturday. Circle Bar, 1032 St. Charles Ave., 588-2616

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ruce Raeburn was a Ph.D. candidate in history at Tulane University and a part-time rocker when he first fell under the spell of Louis Prima. It was the early 1970s, the twilight of Primaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50-year career, and Raeburn â&#x20AC;&#x201D; then a drummer-for-hire who later formed his own band, Shot Down in Ecuador Jr.; now curator of Tulaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hogan Jazz Archive â&#x20AC;&#x201D; happened on a crowd outside the Royal Sonesta. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You could see him from the street,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At that point, the guy he was working off was Sam (Butera). He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a female vocalist with him anymore. I think Gia (Prima) was raising the kids. As effective as he was with Keely (Smith) and her deadpan, Sam was another wild hair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course, one couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the sort of intrusive toupee he was wearing at the time,â&#x20AC;? Raeburn says, chuckling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It actually worked well with the act. You could see that, even when he aged, he was a kid at heart. The way he moved, it was just highly entertaining.â&#x20AC;? Since 1995, Raeburn has enjoyed a more intimate relationship with Primaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estate, as a consultant on documentary projects like 1999â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Louis Prima: The Wildest! and an expert witness in infringement lawsuits against corporations like Campbell Soup, who, Raeburn says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;hired a guy to sound like Prima to promote Prego spaghetti sauce, and then hired a musicologist to say that it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sound like Prima â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not that it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sound like Vic Damone or Bobby Darin, but specifically didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sound like Prima. â&#x20AC;Ś Later on this became an issue with Disney, in terms of The Jungle Book. The point was that Prima had a trademark persona as an entertainer.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that indelible persona, and its lasting influence, that the Hogan Jazz Archive aims to celebrate with this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centennial Colloquium, which honors Primaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth via five presentations. The early partnership and lifelong friendship with clarinetist Pee Wee Russell will be detailed by Rutgers Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dan Morgenstern (himself a friend of Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Raeburn adds). Author Will Friedwald tackles the cultural influence of Primaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian-American celebrity. Marcello Piras, Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading jazz authority, traces the path Primaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s predecessors took from Sicily to Louisiana, and local historian/musician Jack Stewart addresses the legendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s place in the New Orleans jazz canon.

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HOSTEL NEW ORLEANS — Soul School feat. Elliot Luv & the Abney Effect, 8 HOUSE OF BLUES — Sick Puppies, Oceans of the Addict, 8

HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — The Big Busk: A Night of Burlesque & Music feat. Dirty Bourbon River Show, 9 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Jason Marsalis, 8

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Jimmy James, 2; Brint Anderson, 7

LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP — Mike Hood, 9 MAPLE LEAF BAR — Rebirth Brass Band, 10 MY BAR — Danny T, 8

Troubadour Butch Hancock hails from the Lubbock, Texas, music scene that also gave the world Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, his equally eclectic colleagues in the Flatlanders. His music suggests a merger of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Earthy and direct, rooted in various country and folk styles, Hancock is by turn scathing and political — “Playin’ with war toys turns into a full-time occupation/ I guess the less said the better ’bout a kinder, gentler nation ...” — or poignant. Such latter moments reflect the cosmic/spiritual perspective of what’s been called “West Texastentialism”: “Centuries ago we were living on the gold coast She was still in love with a long gone cold ghost I was only trying to turn back the tide of her tears I felt like an endless ocean rolling through the fog Full emotion drifting like a weather beaten log I even thought that I out-thought her Til she said ‘babe you’re just a wave, you’re not the water.’” All of which is to say nothing of Hancock’s exquisitely quirky humor and clever wordplay and his penchant for shameless puns and shaggy-dog stories. He’s one of contemporary music’s most entertaining raconteurs, and his last visit to New Orleans was in 2000, so this show is a rare treat. Call for ticket information. — Ben Sandmel

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SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Gordon Au Quintet, 8 & 10 SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Smokin’ Time Jazz Club, 6; Davis Rogan Band, 10

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FRAT HOUSE — Big Dog N.O., Trigga, Jay R. Sin, Konfo, The Show, 10 FUNKY PIRATE — Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Sasha Masakowski, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8 JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Ched Reeves, 2; Joe Bennett, 7 KERRY IRISH PUB — Chip Wilson, 9

KRAZY KORNER — Death by Orgasm, 8:30 LACAVA’S SPORTS BAR — Crossfire, 9 MAPLE LEAF BAR — Jenn Howard, 10

MOJO STATION — Ed Wills, Blues for Sale, 8

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Ukulele Jake, 9; Abi Aronson, 10 OAK — Billy Iuso, 7

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SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 TIPITINA’S — Dave Barnes, Drew Holcomb, 9 WINDSOR COURT HOTEL

LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Soul Rebels Brass Band, 11 THE MAISON — Kristina Morales, 7; Rue Fiya, 10

MAPLE LEAF BAR — The Trio, 10 MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 10

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Alex Bosworth, 7; Beth Trepagnier, 8; Terrina & Jon, 9; Randy Mack, 10 OAK — Andrew Duhon, 7

OLD COFFEE POT RESTAURANT — Keiko Komaki, Robin Clabby & Erik Golson Trio, 6:30 OLD OPERA HOUSE — Bonoffs, 4; Vibe, 8:30

CAROUSEL PIANO BAR & LOUNGE — John Autin, 9

PRESERVATION HALL — Survivors Brass Band, 8

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CARROLLTON STATION — J the Savage, Jameson Family Band, 9:30 CHECK POINT CHARLIE — Issues, 7; Milemarker 7, 11 CHICKIE WAH WAH — By & By String Band, 5:30; Geraniums, 9

CIRCLE BAR — Jim O. & Sporadic Fanatics, 6; Pocket Funk, 10 CLUB 7140 — Michael Ward, 8 COLUMNS HOTEL — Alex Bachari Trio, 5 DAVENPORT LOUNGE — Jeremy Davenport, 9

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THE EMBER’S “ORIGINAL” BOURBON HOUSE — Curtis Binder, 6 EMERIL’S DELMONICO — Bob Andrews, 7 FELIPE’S TAQUERIA — Fredy Omar con su Banda, 10

Beautiful Stranger When an international outfit’s recipe calls for such far-flung ingredients as Chilean guitarists and a half-English, half-Croatian singer, one instinctively braces for a murky genre stew of hydra-headed adjectives or that single most-dreaded noun in food and in music: fusion. So it’s with some measure of relief that Intimate Stranger’s second LP, the June release Under (Fringecore), is more consomme than gumbo, a simple expression of a single flavor — in this case, hyper-stylish, millennially repetitive New York rock a la the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Strokes — sieved to its very essence, concentrated and clear. At its best, as on A-side closer “Beastie Queen,” the band approximates a satisfying hybrid of those decade-dominating groups, its tight guitar monologues and domino chord progressions setting the stage for Tessie Spoljaric-Woodgate, a Karen O-facing royal who tucks breathy consonants and British-inflected vowels into coolly delivered heat-seeking missiles. Intimate Stranger also performs at One Eyed Jacks for HAMP Fest on Saturday (10 p.m., tickets $15) and at Euclid Records on Sunday (5 p.m., free). Lovey Dovies, whose self-titled spring debut is holding strong as the top New Orleans rock record of 2010, opens at Marigny Theatre. Admission $8. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

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HOUSE OF BLUES — Aaron Neville & His Quintet feat. Charles Neville, 8 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Tom McDermott, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8; Burlesque Ballroom feat. Linnzi Zaorski, midnight JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Colin Lake, 2; Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 7

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BLUE NILE — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Los Po-boycitos CD release, Happy Jack Frequency, 10 BMC — New Orleans Jazz Series, 3; Bo Dollis Jr. & the Wild Magnolias, 9:30; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, 12:30 a.m. BOMBAY CLUB — Jeff Greenberg, 6; Judy Spellman, 9:30

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HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — Grenade Man, Stathakula, 9 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Bill Summers & friends, 8; Kinfolk Brass Band, midnight

JASMINE’S FRENCH RESTAURANT — Darren and Diana, 9 JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Joe Bennett, 2; Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 5

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Alistair Banks Griffin’s Two Gates of Sleep takes place somewhere in the rural areas of the LouisianaMississippi border, where it was filmed. A sparse but composed film, it follows two brothers’ attempts to honor their mother’s final wishes. Jack (Brady Corbet) and Louis’ (David Call) long trek with a coffin seems more inspired by William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying than Homer’s Odyssey (which the title references), but there is none of the first person perspective or rich interior dialogue. Like many of Faulkner’s backwoods characters, however, the brothers’ destitution makes their mission harder, but it doesn’t tempt them to abandon their principles. That pride and determination imbue the contemplative and nearly speechless work with a particular beauty and tone. The brothers’ inner turmoil is muted, but the film is sustained by a very palpable sense of tension and emotional torment. Griffin grew up in New Orleans and now lives in New York. The film debuted at Cannes in May. Tickets $10, free for Ogden members. — Will Coviello

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BOXING GYM (NR) — A documentary capturing the diverse people who train at an Austin, Texas boxing gym. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 5:30 p.m. TuesdayMonday, then nightly through Dec. 16, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; www.zeitgeistinc.net

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Falls Down,” works by Priya Kambli in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 2. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www.byrdiesgallery.com — “Totally Bald,”

works by Thomasine Bartlett in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 5. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “Denouement:

Exhibit Into the Flatlands and the Year of Believing,” works by Rachael Therese Depauw, Niki Fisk, Rebecca Rebouche and Kathleen Robbins in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 4. Opening reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. KAWLIGA STUDIOS. 3331 St. Claude Ave., (225) 276-8159 —

“Any Day Now,” works by Amy Davis, Alleyn Evans and Benjamin Mortimer in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 7. Opening reception 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

GALLERIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com —

“Blood Sport,” works by Stacy Kranitz; “Action/Reaction,” works by Erica Stavis, through December.

A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; www.agallery.com — Photographs by Sebastião

Salgado; Works by Michael Kenna in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; both through Jan. 1, 2011.

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AG WAGNER STUDIO & GALLERY. 813 Royal St., 561-7440 —

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AIA NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR DESIGN. 1000 St. Charles Ave.; www.descours.us — DesCours,

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TROUSER HOUSE. 4105 St. Claude Ave. — “Business Casual,” graffiti by David Vega, through Feb. 28. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The Michael Brown and Linda Green Collection, one of the first major donations to the Ogden Museum after its inception, captures much of the spirit of New Orleans art from the 1960s through the 1990s. Many were emerging artists when computer entrepreneur Michael Brown and his spouse, Linda Green, discovered them, and this expo offers a glimpse into their slow-brew connoisseurship. It’s also nostalgic. Few artists epitomize the wacky visionary side of New Orleans art more than the late Noel Rockmore, and the small sample here complements his haunting Preservation Hall Portraits mini-expo in the adjacent gallery. Then there is Peter Dean, whose carnivalesque expressionism was better received here than back home in New York. Also evident is the pervasive influence of Louisiana Imagist painters like Robert Warrens, whose I Cried a River Over You manicaquatic interior seascape compares with anything produced by the Chicago Imagists. Similarly, Fred Trenchard’s quirky 1970s Imagist paintings neatly encapsulate the tenor of the times. While there is much interesting work on view, it was especially nostalgic to once again peruse the New American Scene paintings of Justin Forbes, who, after Hurricane Katrina, moved to Denton, Texas, where he remains. His 1990s New Orleans hipster canvases like Neo-American Gothic (pictured) are lushly executed evocations of the period, like a painterly, latter day Jack Kerouac worldview on canvas. The Saratoga Collection, curated by Terrence Sanders for Marcel Wisznia’s Saratoga Building project, focuses on edgy and urbane imagery. The 41 mostly emerging artists associated with the St. Claude arts district comprise a surprisingly cohesive mix ranging from Rex Dingler’s red-splattered “Somewhere in the City this Blood is Real” stenciled-sign painting to Generic Art Solutions’ fluorescent “OK” wall sculpture. There also are a number of photographs, some videos and a few more painterly canvases and mixed-media pieces, but most works convey a graphic edge that is as passionately opinionated as the city that inspired them. — D. Eric Bookhardt

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PAGE 55 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.antonart. com — Works by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others. AORTA PROJECTS. Poland Avenue and North Miro Street; www.aortaprojects.blogspot. com — “Blue Fence,” installation by Jennifer Odem, through December. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings by Louise Guidry, jewelry by

Adriana Penco and mosaics by Christine Ledoux, through Dec. 30.

ART GALLERY 818. 818 Royal St., 524-6918 — Paintings, sculpture and jewelry by local artists Noel Rockmore, Michael Fedor, Xavier de Callatay, Charles Bazzell, Bambi deVille and Ritchie Fitzgerald, ongoing. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 5221999; www.arthurrogergallery.com — “Flowers,” mixed media by Nicole Charbonnet, through Dec. 24. Photographs by David Halliday in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; “Water, Water Everywhere So Let’s Have a Drink,” video installation by Okay Mountain Collective for Prospect.1.5; both through Jan. 29, 2011. ARTICHOKE GALLERY. 912 Decatur St., 6362004 — Artists work on site in all media; watercolors and limited-edition prints by Peter Briant, ongoing. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 525-2767; www.barristersgallery.com — “Like

a Prayer: Reflections of the 21st Century Feminine,” a group exhibition featuring 20 artists, through December. BERGERON STUDIO & GALLERY. 406 Magazine St., 522-7503; www.bergeronstudio.com — Photographs by Michael P. Smith, Jack Beech, Harriet Blum, Kevin Roberts and others, ongoing.

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BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “Louisiana! United We Stand to Save Our Wetlands,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing. BRUNNER GALLERY. 215 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 893-0444; www.brunnergallery.com — Paintings by Elizabeth L. Noble; mixed-media drawings by Dale Newkirk; both through December. BRYANT GALLERIES. 316 Royal St., 525-5584; www.bryantgalleries.com — Paintings by Dean Mitchell, ongoing. CALICHE & PAO GALLERY. 312 Royal St., 5882846 — Oil paintings by Caliche and Pao, ongoing. CALLAN FINE ART. 240 Chartres St., 524-0025; www.callanfineart.com — Works by Eugene

de Blass, Louis Valtat and other artists of the Barbizon, Impressionist and PostImpressionist schools, ongoing.

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CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery. com — Annual Christmas exhibition, featuring works by Christina Goodman and gallery artists, through December. CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., 524-0671; www.casellartgallery.com — Pastels by

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Charles Ward; all ongoing. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; www. coleprattgallery.com — “Field

Notes: Searching for Southern Mythology,” works by Leslie Addison and George Harvard Yerger in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December.

COLLECTIVE WORLD ART COMMUNITY. Poydras Center, 650 Poydras St., 339-5237 — Paint-

ings from the Blue Series by Joseph Pearson, ongoing.

COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; www.coupdoeilartconsortium.com — Works

by Grissel Giuliano, Angela Martin Berry, Maggie Covert, Lisette de Boisblanc and Terry DeRoche in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December.

DARKROOM. 1927 Sophie Wright Place, 522-3211; www. neworleansdarkroom.com —

com — “Trompe l’Oeil: The Art of Illusion,” a group exhibition featuring 10 artists, through Sunday. GEORGE SCHMIDT GALLERY. 626 Julia St., 592-0206; www. georgeschmidt.com — Paintings by George Schmidt, ongoing. GRAPHITE GALLERIES. 936 Royal St., 565-3739 — “Sinners and

Saints,” works by Joe Hobbs, ongoing.

GUTHRIE CONTEMPORARY. 3815 Magazine St., 897-2688; www. guthriecontemporary.com — Works by Jennifer Shaw in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December. “Impact,” works by Bernd Haussmann; “Schemata,” works by Susan Dory; both ongoing. HAROUNI GALLERY. 829 Royal St., 299-8900 — Paintings by

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565-5445; www.kakogallery. com — Paintings by Don Picou and Stan Fontaine; “Raku” by Joy Gauss; 3-D wood sculpture by Joe Derr; all ongoing. KEN KIRSCHMAN ARTSPACE. NOCCA|Riverfront, 2800 Chartres St. — “A Second of

Your Time,” a group exhibition of five artists for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 7, 2011. KEVIN GILLENTINE GALLERY. 3917-3919 Magazine St., 8910509; www.kevingillentine. com — “When Doors Become

Walls,” wet plate collodion images by Euphus Ruth in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December.

KKPROJECTS. 2448 N. Villere St., 415-9880; www.kkprojects.org — “Knead,” works by Kristian

Hansen, Tora Lopez, John Oles and William Murphy, ongoing.

KURT E SCHON. 510-520 St. Louis St., 524-5462 — The gallery

stract expressionist paintings by Busch, through Feb. 3, 2011.

HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 525-7300; www. heriardcimino.com — “Offerings,” monotypes by José Bedia, paintings by Margaret Evangeline and sculpture by Martin Payton; “Where Danger and Dishonor Lurks,” fiber sculpture by Loren Schwerd for Prospect.1.5; all through December.

of Treme,” works by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun, ongoing.

DUTCH ALLEY ARTIST’S CO-OP GALLERY. 912 N. Peters St., 4129220; www.dutchalleyonline. com — Works by New Orleans

ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., 361-6620 — “Everyday Hybrid,”

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“Newsworthy,” works by Colin Miller in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 31, 2011. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “Incidental Journey,” ab-

artists, ongoing.

ELLIOTT GALLERY. 540 Royal St., 523-3554; www.elliottgallery. com — Works by gallery artists

Coignard, Engel, Papart, Petra, Tobiasse, Schneuer and Yrondi, ongoing.

Prints by Tommy Thompson, Phillip Sage, James Michalopoulos and others, ongoing.

FREDRICK GUESS STUDIO. 910 Royal St., 581-4596; www. fredrickguessstudio.com —

Paintings by Fredrick Guess, ongoing.

GALERIE D’ART FRANCAIS. 541 Royal St., 581-6925 — Works by

Todd White, ongoing.

GALERIE PORCHE WEST. 3201 Burgundy St., 947-3880 —

Photography by Christopher Porche West, ongoing. GALLERIA BELLA. 319 Royal St., 581-5881 — Works by gallery artists, ongoing. GALLERY 421. 421 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-5858 — More than 500 pieces of

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GALLERY BIENVENU. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www.gallerybienvenu.com — “Twelve Anti-Portraits,” works by Jose-Maria Cundin, through Jan. 29, 2011. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery.

ISABELLA’S GALLERY. 3331 Severn Ave., Suite 105, Metairie, 779-3202; www.isabellasgallery. com — Hand-blown works by Marc Rosenbaum; raku by Kate Tonguis and John Davis; all ongoing. JAMIE HAYES GALLERY. 621 Chartres St., 592-4080; www. jamiehayes.com — New

Orleans-style art by Jamie Hayes, ongoing.

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com — “Only in New Orleans,” a

group exhibition of paintings, through December.

JON SCHOOLER GALLERY. 8526 Oak St., 865-7032; www. jonschooler.com — “Subliminal WOWs,” paintings by Jon Schooler, ongoing. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery.com —

“Vines and Lines,” works by Daisuke Shintani, through Dec. 28. “Untimely Ruins,” works by Kevin Levine in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; “Selections from the Past,” works by Generic Art Solutions in conjunction with PhotoNOLAl; both through December.

JULIE NEILL DESIGNS. 3908 Magazine St., 899-4201; www. julieneill.com — “Facade,”

photographs by Lesley Wells, ongoing. KAKO GALLERY. 536 Royal St.,

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Other Heavenly Bodies,” works by Alan Gerson; “Persistent, Transient Objects,” works by Brice Bischoff for Prospect.1.5, through December.

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M. FRANCIS GALLERY. 604 S. Julia St., 875-4888; www.mfrancisgallery.com — “La Vie en

Rose: The Red Trumpet Series, a Tribute to Louis Armstrong,” paintings, mixed media and sculpture by Myesha Francis, through December. Works by Jonathan M. Hicks for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 8, 2011. MAHALIA JACKSON EARLY CHILDHOOD & FAMILY LEARNING CENTER. 2405 Jackson Ave. — “The Angola Project,”

works by Bruce Davenport Jr., Deborah Luster, Jackie Sumell, Lori Waselchuk and Angola Prison artists for Prospect.1.5, through December.

MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 427-4759; www. martinechaissongallery.com — “Fragile Beauty,” works by Marjorie Brown Pierson in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 29. NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — Sculptural works in metal by Jonathan Taube; participatory sidewalk art by Tish Douzart; PAGE 58

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glass rock sculpture by Curtiss Brock; all through Jan. 8. NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 865-5328; www. newcombartgallery.tulane. edu — “Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan,” through Jan. 9. OAK STREET GALLERY. 111 N. Oak St., Hammond, (985) 345-0521 — “12 x 12 Days of Christmas,” works presented in 12” by 12” format, through December. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www. octaviaartgallery.com — “The

Machine in the Garden,” a group exhibition of paintings, photographs and sculpture for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 8, 2011. POET’S GALLERY. 3113 Magazine St., 899-4100 — “Southern Iso-

lation,” photographs by Anna Hrnjack and E. Paul Julien, through Jan. 28, 2011.

RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS COMPANY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 523-7945; www. rhinocrafts.com — Works by

Lauren Thomas, Ashley Beach, Sabine Chadborn, Denice Bizot and other New Orleans artists, ongoing. RIVERSTONE GALLERIES. 719 Royal St., 412-9882; 729 Royal St., 581-3688; Riverwalk, 1 Poydras St., Suite 36, 566-0588; 733 Royal St., 525-9988; www.riverstonegalleries.net — Multimedia

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Trees: Life Entwined,” a group exhibition in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 11, 2012. SLIDELL ART LEAGUE GALLERY. Historic Slidell Train Depot, 1827 Front St., Suite 201, (985) 8479458 — “Out of the Blue,” a

group exhibition and competition, through Feb. 3, 2011. SLIDELL CULTURAL CENTER. 2055 Second St., Slidell — “Voices:

Contemporary Ceramic Art from Sweden,” through Dec. 17.

STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “Fired

Up,” sculpture and pottery by MaPo Kinnord-Payton; “Minimalist Series,” watercolors by Alvin Roy, both through December. STEVE MARTIN STUDIO. 624 Julia St., 566-1390; www.stevemartinfineart.com — Contemporary sculpture and paintings by Steve Martin and other Louisiana artists, ongoing. TAYLOR BERCIER FINE ART. 233 Chartres St., 527-0072 — “A

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Three Cornered Hat,” collage by Billy Renkl, altered intaglio by Ruth Marten and found objects by Michele Muenning, through Jan. 10. THOMAS MANN GALLERY I/O. 1812 Magazine St., 581-2113; www.thomasmann.com — “Where’s the Money?” group exhibit interpreting the economy, ongoing. VINCENT MANN GALLERY. 305 Royal St., 523-2342; www. vincentmanngallery.com — “French Towns and Countrysides,” an exhibition featuring 19th- and 20th-century French painters, through December.

MUSEUMS AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., 862-3222 — “Through A Crowd, Bravely:

The 50th Anniversary of Public School Desegregation in New Orleans,” an exhibition about the 1960 integration of William Frantz and McDonogh 19 elementary schools, through Dec. 22.

ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — “Ashe in Retrospect: 19982008,” photographs by Morris Jones Jr., Eric Waters, Jeffrey Cook and others, ongoing. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — “Ephemera: River with Flowers,” installation by Brandon Graving, through Feb. 27, 2011. “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” student-created quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing. GEORGE & LEAH MCKENNA MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. 2003 Carondelet St., 5867432; www.themckennamuseum.com — “Something Old,

Something New,” works by Letitia Huckaby in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 15, 2011. GERMAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER. 519 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 363-4202; www.gaccnola.com — Museum exhibits

depict the colonial experience, work, culture and religion of German immigrants.

HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 5234662; www.hnoc.org — Early

Louisiana furniture from the Magnolia Mound Plantation collection, through Saturday. “Mignon Faget: A Life in Art and Design,” textiles, jewelry, prints, linoleum blocks, drawings and glassware by the jewelry designer, through Jan. 2, 2011. “Seventh Ward: People, Places and Traditions,” a group exhibition in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Feb. 28, 2011.

LOUISIANA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM. 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www.lcm.org — “Mr. Rogers’

Neighborhood: A Hands-On Exhibit”; “Fetch,” a scavenger hunt designed to develop

problem-solving skills; “Team Turtle Training Camp,” a handson exhibit designed to teach kids how to make healthy choices; all ongoing. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 5686968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — “LSU: Building an American

Renaissance,” a traveling exhibit about the university’s architectural history, through Jan. 1, 2011.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state. la.us — “Living With Hurri-

canes: Katrina and Beyond,” an exhibition of stories, artifacts and science displays, ongoing.

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — “Ours To Fight For: American

Jews in the Second World War,” an exhibit on loan from the Museum of Jewish Heritage, through April 24, 2011.

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma. org — “Great Collectors/

Great Donors: The Making of the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1910-2010,” through Jan. 23, 2011. “Deja Vu All Over Again: Generic Art Solutions;” “Selections from Project 35” videos selected by Independent Curators International; both through Feb. 13, 2011. “The Most Beautiful Day of My Youth,” photographs by Bernard Faucon, through March 13, 2011. “Residents and Visitors: 20th Century Photographs of Louisiana,” a collaboration with the Historic New Orleans Collection, through March 27, 2011. “Peter Carl Faberge and Other Russian Masters,” permanent collection of Faberge objects; all ongoing. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org —

“Emerge: St. Claude Arts District and Beyond,” works by 41 New Orleans artists from the Saratoga Collection, through Dec. 15. “Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort”; “One Block: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds,” photographs by Dave Anderson; Paintings by Robert Julian Onderdonk; “Walker Evans’ Louisiana: Photographs from the Collection of Jessica Lange” all through Jan. 2, 2011.

SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.southernfood. org — “Consider the Oyster,”

oyster plates from Jim and Diane Gossen’s private collection; “The Don Effect,” an exhibit based on the Goat in the Road theater and dance production of the same name; both through December, and more. For complete listings, visit www.bestofneworleans.com.

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atre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 5237469; www.theshadowboxtheatre.com — Steve Kluger’s romantic comedy follows two men as they meet and open up to each other in a diner, and then picks up with their relationship five years later. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 7 p.m. WednesdaySaturday and Dec. 16-18.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE WHOLE STORY. Actor’s Theatre

of New Orleans, WTIX-FM Building, second floor, 4539 N. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 456-4111 — Rene J.F. Piazza re-imagines Dickens’ classic as a screwball comedy with a cast of eccentric characters. Tickets $20 general admission, $18 students and seniors. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 19.

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Star Theatre, 347 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 626-1500; www.northstartheatre.com — The theater presents the Charles Dickens play. Tickets $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $8 students. 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, through Dec. 18.

A CHRISTMAS STORY. Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 885-2000; www.jpas.org — The comedy is based on the film about a 9-year-old boy who wants a BB gun for Christmas, much to the distress of everyone around him. Tickets $15-$30. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 19. DEBAUCHERY. Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com — Mark Routhier directs Pat Bourgeois’ soap opera featuring Kyle Daigrepont, Sean Glazebrook, Matthew Mickal and others. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. FANTASTIC MISTER FOX.

Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — Roald Dahl’s adventure comes to life with twisting cardboard tunnels, allowing audiences to crawl

It’s obviously not the biblical account that has Adam and Eve, once expelled from Eden, gallivanting in a musical comedy version of The Dating Game, playing out myriad cliches about modern romance. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, recently on the boards at The Actor’s Theatre of New Orleans, starts with an ironic cantata about God’s creation of man and woman, who quickly adapt attitudes more typical of a contemporary singles scene. “Are you busy?” Adam asks. “I’ll have to check,” Eve says. This anachronistic exchange sets the tone for the entire show, in which some of the goofiness works and some cloys. After the fall, the four set off on a jokey trek through the trials and tribulations of modern courtship and marriage. The men and women dress in designer clothes and scents and lug around their emotional baggage. A nerdy boy longs to be a “macho stud,” and a nerdy girl longs to be a “babe.” Unfortunately, her voice is whiny and his biceps are tiny. The guy croons, “My bath is crusting/ My kitchen is disgusting/ I’m a guy!” I Love You is not a play. Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts penned the musical divertimento, which ran for more than 5,000 performances offBroadway. It’s a series of comic skits, punctuated by 19 comic songs, and sentimentality raises its teary-eyed face from time to time. Although the skits are unified by a theme, there’s no narrative. The sampler approach eventually weighs heavily on the show. The cast of four on a barren stage performed with gusto and clearly enjoyed working together. They all played many roles and were identified only as Woman No.1 (Michaela “Miki” Byrne), Woman No. 2 (Gina Abromson), Man No. 1 (Andrew Antoine) and Man No. 2 (Jason George). They often delighted the audience with their shenanigans. Larry Seiberth’s piano accompaniment was taped, but under Gina Abromson’s musical direction, the performers sang with zeal in solos and harmonized effectively. I Love You was generally well-directed by Chelle Ambrose and well-performed, but like any relationship, it had its lulls. — Dalt Wonk through the multi-media production’s sets. Tickets $20. Thursday-Sunday Dec. 16-23 and Dec. 26-31. Times vary; visit the CAC website for details. IF YOU KNOW HIM, SAY YEAH!

Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-7529; www.anthonybeantheater.com — Anthony Bean’s original Christmas gospel play features Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman’s Voices of Thunder prison choir. Tickets

$18 general admission, $16 students and seniors. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 19. LITTLE WOMEN. Slidell Little

Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, (985) 641-0324; www. slidelllittletheatre.org — The theater presents the stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel about the lives of four sisters. Tickets $14 general admission, $7 children. 8 p.m. Friday-Satuday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 19. page 61

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Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com — A.J. Allegra performs a one-man show based on David Sedaris’ Holidays on Ice. Tickets $21 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Thursday and Monday; 10 p.m. Dec. 20.

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Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 5815812; www.cabaretlechatnoir. com — Ricky Graham, Yvette Hargis and Varla Jean Merman perform Jefferson Turner’s original holiday-themed music. Tickets $32 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 26. 8 p.m. Dec. 23, 2 p.m. Dec. 26. No show Dec. 25.

SNOW GIRLS. Southern Rep

Theater, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 522-6545; www.southernrep. com — The Running With Scissors production is a parody of Showgirls set in the North Pole. Tickets $25 FridaySaturday, $20 Sunday. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 19.

SPUD & MO PRESENT: THE BICKERSONS. Zeke’s, 1517 Metairie

Road, Metairie, 832-1133 — WWL’s Spud and Mo McConnell bring to life the 1930s-’40s radio show. Call 259-8038 for details. Tickets $40 (includes dinner buffet). Dinner buffet at 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Friday. THREEPENNY OPERA. AllWays

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Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www. sonesta.com — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday.

BURLESQUE FOR THE BAYOU.

Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf.com — Burlesque dancers Rev. Spooky Lestrange, Dorian Faust, Roulette Rose, Sparrow‚ Luxe and Lana Allure perform at the fundraiser benefiting the Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana. Tickets $13. 9 p.m. Saturday. THE MIDNIGHT REVUE. Starlight

by the Park, 834 N. Rampart St., 561-8939; www.starlightbythepark.com — Marcy Marcell directs a weekly femaleimpersonation jazz cabaret. Call for ticket information. Midnight Friday.

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sel Performance Hall, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 865-2074; www.montage.loyno.edu — The performance features guest artists Ian and Eleanor Carney. Call 897-5505 or visit www.brownpapertickets. com/event/134330 for details. Tickets $15 general admission, $10 children. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

RIVER REGION BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER. River Region

Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 15146 River Road, Norco, 904-1129; www.rrpa. org — The theater hosts the Tchaikovsky ballet and an abbreviated performance of the ballet for children (3 p.m. Saturday). Tickets $20 general admission, $10 children’s performance. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Southern Rep Theater, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 522-6545; www. southernrep.com — Southern Rep holds auditions for the May production. Auditioners should prepare a one-minute comedic monologue in a British dialect. Auditions Friday are in Southern Rep’s studio (One Canal Place, next to The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St.). 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Callbacks are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. NUNSENSE. Ascension Com-

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Comedy BASED ON REAL LIFE. La Nuit

Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — The weekly long-form improv comedy show features some guys, a girl and someone named John Stewart. Tickets $6. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 400-6145 — The bar hosts a free weekly stand-up comedy show. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.howlinwolf.com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the open mic. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Thursday.

DYKES OF HAZARD. Rubyfruit Jungle, 1135 Decatur St., 5711863; www.myspace.com/ rubyfruitjunglenola — Kristen Becker hosts a comedy show. Admission $5. 9 p.m. Friday. GROUND ZERO COMEDY. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 309-7137 — The show features local stand-up comedians. Sign-up is 7:30 p.m; show is 8 p.m. Friday.

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Saturday 11 “EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS” SINGALONG .

Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com — The theater and the Ogden Museum present a special singalong screening of the Jim Henson and Paul Williams movie. Preregistration is required. Call 523-4883 or email ayagoto@ aol.com for details. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com — Chef Brian Katz leads the workshop. Advanced registration is required. Call 598-1200 for details. Admission $50 (includes three seats, gingerbread house supplies, a childsize T-shirt and a photograph with Santa Claus). 10 a.m. to noon. HAPPY HO, HO, HO HOLIDAY TEA WITH SANTA . Longue

Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — The tea service features songs, stories, crafts, and photos with Santa Claus. Preregistration is recommended. Call 293-4722 or email lvaughn@longuevue.com for details. Tickets $18 general admission, $15 members for children; $30 general admission, $25 members for adults. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Market, 200 Broadway St., 861-5898; www.marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DEALING WITH LOSS. West Jefferson Behavioral Medicine Center, 229 Bellemeade Blvd., Gretna, 391-2440 — The center offers a weekly support group. Call Doreen Fowler for details. 6 p.m. DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE . Tulane-

Lakeside Hospital, 4700 South I-10 Service Road West, Metairie — The peer support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Visit www. dbsaneworleans.org for details. 7:30 p.m. DIVORCE AND BEYOND.

Counseling Solutions of Catholic Charities, 921 Aris Ave., Metairie, 835-5007 — A licensed clinical social worker helps group participants going through divorce. Call 835-5007 for details. HEALTHY GREEN HOMES SERIES: SEASONAL MAINTENANCE . Green Project,

2831 Marais St., 945-0240; www.thegreenproject.org — The session addresses how to examine a home’s HVAC system to prepare for the warmer seasons. Visit www. globalgreen.org/bibg for details. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. JUNG SOCIETY CHRISTMAS PARTY. Parker Memorial

United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., 895-1222 — The group’s annual holiday party features refreshments and live music by Mary Flynn. Visit www.jungneworleans.com for details. Tickets $10 general admission, free for members. 7:30 p.m. LAGNIAPPE LECTURE: JACK HENKELS. National World War

II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — Henkels presents “Sixty-Nine Years Ago Today: The Pearl Harbor Attack.” Noon. PHOTONOLA . The New

Orleans Photo Alliance’s annual festival features photography exhibition openings, workshops, book signings, portfolio reviews and more. Times and locations vary. Visit www.photonola.org for details. Nightly through Saturday.

ROAD HOME ASSISTANCE . Community Center of St. Bernard, 1107 LeBeau St., Arabi, 281-2512 — Representatives are available at the center to assist homeowners with questions and concerns. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. TEA ON TUESDAY: HISTORY OF THE HOLIDAYS IN NEW ORLEANS. Longue Vue House

and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — John Magill discusses local holiday traditions. A tea service follows. Preregistration is required. Call 488-5488 ext. 333 or email lvaughn@longuevue.com for details. Tickets $30 general admission, $25 members. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City

Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh local goods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market,

French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — The weekly market offers seasonal produce, seafood, prepared foods, smoothies and more. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. East

Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — The American Cancer Society sponsors a group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Call 4565000 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

INFANCY TO INDEPENDENCE .

St. Matthew/Central United Church of Christ, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8196; www.stmatthew-nola.org — The parent-child education and support group uses enriching activities in music, art and play. Visit www. infancytoindependence.org for details. 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday-Thursday.

LAKEVIEW MARKETPLACE .

Harrison Avenue Marketplace, 801 Harrison Ave.; www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org — The Lakeview Neighborhood Association presents an outdoor event with live music, food, drinks, handmade crafts and activities for kids. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MODEL GREEN HOUSE . 409

Andry St., between Douglass Street and the levee; www. globalgreen.org/neworleans — Global Green provides tours of its model green house, which uses renewable energy from solar panels and other sources. Call 525-2121 or visit the website for details. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

ROUND TABLE LUNCHEON . Begue’s Restaurant at the Royal Sonesta, 300 Bourbon St., 533-2278; www.beguesrestaurant.com — The monthly luncheon features a number of speakers. Call 553-2220 or email nscallan@royalsonestano.com for details. Admission is $38. Noon.

EVENTS SAVE OUR CEMETERIES CEMETERY TOURS.

The group conducts tours of New Orleans cemeteries. Call 525-3377 for details.

TALENT SHOWCASE . Le Roux, 1700 Louisiana Ave. — Masse Media Consulting, KMP and Men of Business host a weekly “You’ve Got Talent” showcase open to all poets, singers, dancers and others. Call 899-4512 for details. General admission $10, performers $5. 9 p.m. to midnight. UNITED SAINTS BENEFIT DINNER . Wesley United Church, 2517 Jackson Ave. — The fundraiser for the group’s Community Arts Project features a catered dinner, an art auction, an arts and crafts sale and a concert. Visit www.unitedsaints.org for details. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT JW MARRIOTT. JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal St., Suite 4, 525-6500; www.marriott.com — The hotel showcases local music and art with spirit tastings and hors d’oeuvres. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET.

484 Sala Ave., Sala Avenue and Fourth Street, Westwego — The market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art and more, with live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

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Lamarque St., Mandeville, (985) 626-9748; www.rubysroadhouse.com — The benefit for Pelican Bark Park, the Northshore’s first dog park, features drink specials, a pet fashion show, a Humane Society pet adoption tent and more. Pets welcome. Admission $5. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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ALVAR CHESS. Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St.,

596-2667 — Library guests can play chess with expert player Bernard Parun Jr. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

CHANGES. Hey! Cafe, 4332 Magazine St.,

891-8682 — The weekly meetings teach focusing, a method of directing attention outside one’s body to affect change. Call 232-9787 for details. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES. St. Bernard

Parish Volunteers for Family & Community presents a tour of homes in Historic Old Arabi, with refreshments, a Christmas boutique and live music. Call 278-4234 for details. Admission $12 in advance, $15 at the event. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

HOLIDAY TEA . Longue Vue House and

Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — The tea service also provides an opportunity to take a tour of the house and gardens. Pre-registration is recommended. Call 488-5488 ext. 339 or email ajones@longuevue.com for details. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SECOND THURSDAYS. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., 5686968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — Darryl Barthe presents “Three Strikes and We’re In: Labor Union Integration and the New Orleans Public School System.” Free admission. 6 p.m.

Friday 10 CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON FOR PRIESTS. Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 648-1200 — The luncheon benefiting Notre Dame

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CANCER EDUCATION CLASS. First Baptist Church of New Orleans, 5290 Canal Blvd., 482-5775; www.fbcno.org — The church hosts “I Can Cope,” a series of educational classes for people facing cancer. Call 9575226 for information. 6:30 p.m.

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Pediatrician and author, Dr. Stephen Hale will sign his new book REX, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL OF DESIGN.

Join us to welcome New Orleans newest award winning Chef, Food and Wine and James Beard Award Winner, Rick Tramonto , will be signing his most recent book, STEAK WITH FRIENDS, AT HOME WITH RICK TRAMONTO.

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Seminary features a silent auction and raffle of religious items, artwork, restaurant and hotel giveaways. Call 8611456 for details. Admission starts at $65. Noon. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK . Armstrong Park, North

New Autohaus. Mercedes-Benz of New Orleans has moved in to their new contemporary Autohaus showroom. This new facility is unlike any other Mercedes-Benz dealership in our State. Over 20 Mercedes-Benz vehicles are displayed on our new showroom alone, which has more than tripled in size. We invite you to stop by and see what makes Mercedes-Benz of New Orleans the leader in the luxury vehicle market and how we are changing the future of luxury automotive sales and service in New Orleans.

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SENIOR LUNCHEON . Lakeview

Shepherd Center, 5914 Canal Blvd., 484-0885; www.lakeviewshepherdcenternola.org — The nonprofit hosts a Big Band era-themed luncheon with live music and contents with prizes. Pre-registration is recommended. Admission $5 suggested donation. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday 11 “ALAMO OF THE PACIFIC: THE BATTLE FOR WAKE ISLAND” WARGAME & LECTURE .

National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — Glenn Husted presents a lecture that provides historical context for the wargame. Free admission. Wargame 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., lecture 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

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World, 233 Newton St., Algiers, 361-7821 — The event benefitting neuroendocrine cancer research features entertaining by Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., Zydeco Twisters, Sha’on and Success and Bag of Donuts. Email information@alcopelandfoundation.org for details. Admission starts at $50. Patron party 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., gala 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. ART AGAINST AIDS. Shops at

Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 5229200; www.theshopsatcanalplace.com — The holiday gala and art auction benefiting the NO/AIDS Task Force features food from local restaurants and caterers, an open bar, an art auction and an expanded retail area with ornaments by local school children and items from crafters and jewelers. Call 821-2601 or visit www.noaidstaskforce.org for details. Admission $50. 8:30 p.m. to midnight.

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tyconnections.org for details. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. BURLESQUE FOR THE BAYOU. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf.com — Local burlesque dancers perform at the Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana’s fundraiser, which also features live music, stand-up comedy and a raffle. Visit www.chslouisiana.org for details. Admission $13. 9 p.m. BYWATER ART MARKET. Markey Park, 700 block of Piety Street, between Royal and Dauphine streets, 9447900; www.bywaterartmarket.com — The market features art, demonstrations, food vendors, live music and more. Visit www.bywaterartmarket.com for details. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CHRISTMAS CLUB “BIZARRE”. Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge, 7612 Oak St., 8612802; www.snakeandjakes. com — The bazaar features T-shirts, gifts, art, and music for sale, as well as drink specials. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. DESIGNING WOMEN: FIVE PERSPECTIVES. Historic New

Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — The panel discussion moderated by Scott Hutcheson features painter Emery Clark, graphic designer Alison Cody, new media artist Dawn DeDeaux, sculptor Lin Emery and jewelry designer Mignon Faget. The event is in conjunction with the HNOC’s Mignon Faget: A Life in Art and Design exhibit. Pre-registration is required. Call 523-4662 or email wrc@hnoc.org for details. Free admission. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

ESPLANADE HOLIDAY FEST.

3100 block of Ponce de Leon Street, between Esplanade Avenue and North Lopez Street — The street fair features food from neighborhood restaurants, live music by Ernie Vincent Band and Johnny J and the Hitmen, arts, crafts and children’s activities. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

FRERET MARKET. Freret

Market, corner of Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue, 6382589; www.freretmarket.org — The market features 120 vendors and two stages of live music. Noon to 5 p.m.

GRETNA ART WALK’S FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL .

Downtown Gretna, Huey P. Long Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets — The festival features more than 80 arts and crafts vendors, plus photos with Santa Claus. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

GROW MO’ BETTA SUSTAINABLE GARDENING SERIES. Hollygrove Market &

Farm, 8301 Olive St., 483-7037; www.hollygrovemarket.com — The topic of the monthly series is “Winterizing the Fall

Garden and Harvesting and Storage Techniques.” Call 8642009 or email ariel@noffn. org for details. Admission $5. 3 p.m. THE HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE . East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — Tastespecialist and food scientist Sharon Vercellotti presents the program. Free admission. 11 a.m. HOLIDAY ON THE BOULEVARD.

Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — The holiday festival and marketplace features gifts from local merchants and artisans, food from area vendors, and concerts featuring jazz, hip-hop, r&b and more. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

HOME FOR THE HOLLYDAYS. New Orleans Culinary Institute, 1519 Carondelet St., 529-1519 — The Central City Renaissance Alliance’s event features a hors d’oeuvres and cocktails reception followed by a tour of historic homes in the Central City area. Call 581-5301 or visit www.homefortheholidays.com for details. Admission $50. 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. KINGPIN HOLIDAY ART MARKET. Kingpin, 1307 Lyons

St., 891-2373; www.kingpinbar.com — The bar hosts a bazaar with vendors selling art, jewelry, ornaments, and hair accessories. Noon to 5 p.m.

KNIT-IN AT THE MUSEUM . National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — The event provides an opportunity for participants to work on items for the museum’s Knit Your Bit Campaign. Visit www.nationalww2museum.org/knitting for details. Free admission. Noon to 4 p.m. LOUISIANA ACTORS EXPO. Old

U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 568-6990; lsm.crt.state.la.us/ site/mintex.htm — The event seeks to educate, inform and inspire actors with panel discussions, presentations, casting sessions and agent meetings. Visit www.louisianaactorsexpo.eventbrite.com for details. Admission $50 in advance, $60 at the door. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

PRC ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOME TOUR . Trinity Episcopal

Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., 522-0276; www.trinitynola. com — The tour features a glimpse at seven Garden District homes, plus the Opera Guild home, as well as food and a holiday boutique. Visit www.prcno.org for details. Tickets $35 general admission, $30 PRC members. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

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Sankofa Farmers Market, 5500 St. Claude Ave., 975-5168; www.sankofafarmersmarket.org — The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. TREME CREOLE GUMBO FESTIVAL . New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, 1205 N. Rampart St., 522-4786; www.jazzandheritage.org — The event includes gumbo, live music and the Jazz & Heritage Holiday Bazaar, featuring a wide variety of vendors. Visit www.tremegumbofest.com for details. Free admission. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. UPPER NINTH WARD MARKET. Frederick Douglass Senior High School, 3820 St. Claude Ave. — The weekly Upper Ninth Ward Farmers Market offers fresh local produce, seafood, bread, cheese and plants. Sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium. Call 482-5722 or email ggladney@therenaissanceproject.la for details. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. WINTER FEST BEER GARDEN . GermanAmerican Cultural Center, 519 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 363-4202; www.gacc-nola. com — The event features authentic German food and beer for sale and live music by Ira Milan’s Polka Band. Email germanamerican@bellsouth.net for details. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Square Park, 700 Elysian Fields Ave. — The event features an art market, live music by the Pfister Sisters, Christmas caroling, a children’s activity area and pictures with Papa Noel. Visit www.faubourgmarigny. org for details. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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SPORTS NEW ORLEANS HORNETS. New Orleans

Arena, 1501 Girod St., 587-3663; www. neworleansarena.com — The Hornets play the Detroit Pistons (Wednesday) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (Friday). Visit www.nba.com/hornets for details. 7 p.m.

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Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., 587-3663; www.superdome.com — The Saints play the St. Louis Rams. Visit www.neworleanssaints.com for details. 3:05 p.m. Sunday.

WORDS BOB & JAN CARR . Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; www. maplestreetbookshop.com — The authors sign Raising Our Children on Bourbon: A French Quarter Love Affair. 11:30 a.m. C. S. GRAHAM (STEVE & CANDACE HARRIS).

Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The authors sign and discuss Babylonian Codex. 1 p.m. Saturday.

CHRISTINE MINERO. Barnes & Noble

Booksellers, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville, (985) 626-8884 — The author signs Statuesque New Orleans. 2 p.m. Saturday.

COFFEE & CONVERSATION: CHARLES NOLAN .

East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The author discusses Splendors of Faith. The

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GEORGE D. HOPKINS. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The author discusses Creating Your Architectural Style. 7 p.m. JEFF DUNCAN . Garden District Book Shop,

The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The author signs and discusses From Bags To Riches: How the New Orleans Saints and the People of Their Hometown Rose From the Depths Together. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Bartender Cole Newton, formerly of Coquette, has opened a Mid-City bar called Twelve Mile Limit (500 S. Telemachus St., phone n.a.), which serves upscale cocktails, inexpensive beer and Texas-style barbecue. The brief menu, provided by Shorty’s Texas Catering (www.shortystexascatering.com), changes daily, with specialties including brisket, ribs and grilled jalapeno rockets, which are stuffed with cheese and wrapped with bacon.

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another apt partner for the fries. Most of the really exciting dishes here are at the front end of the menu. When a small party orders velvety, tangy fondue, steamed mussels in vinous broth (or even in lobster bisque), escargot and more mussels broiled in their shells with the escargot’s same thick, delicious garlic butter, a communal bout of dipping, reaching and slurping can quickly overtake the notion of conventional meal courses. It takes something special to follow such a tour de force, but few of the entrees at Clementine’s are really up to the challenge. My advice is to go big on the first courses, and smaller on the second. Salads are large and different enough to replace entrees in this case, and a crisp, savory crepe piled with spinach and goat cheese fits this bill, too. Even after all the fries in the world, though, it’s worth finding room for a dessert crepe, especially the crepe Clementine, mounded with caramelized apple slices and flambeed with Grand Marnier. Such a flourish is rather French, but it still feels just right after a Belgian feast here.

The four-course options ($55-$60) include paneed rabbit and stuffed pompano.

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rance and Belgium may forever debate which country deserves credit for the simple glory we call french fries. Visit the charming and unlikely Clementine’s Belgian Bistrot on the West Bank, however, and you can fill a table with convincing evidence that no one uses them so thoroughly and lustily as the Belgians. If such a visit occurs during a cold spell this season, well, all the better. Clementine’s serves an array of variously gooey, hearty and broth- and gravy-laden dishes that become especially appealing during our region’s fickle bouts of sweater weather. Most of these dishes automatically come with fries, though a paper cone of them ordered on the side corrects any that don’t. Hand-cut, oddly shaped and doublefried, these versions are thicker, fluffier and altogether different than the ultracrisp, stick-like frites now done so well at many restaurants across town. But what at first seems like excess heft quickly proves its worth when you put these durable fries through the paces at Clementine’s. They’re meant to be manhandled, whether dunked in the creamy, garlicky, tomatotinted Andalouse sauce, dredged through the heady liquid beneath a clatter of mussels or twirled through a bubbling bowl of cheese fondue. Clementine’s was opened in 2002 by the Desmet family, natives of Brussels who took over a cozy though incongruous gingerbread chalet set along a stretch of metal buildings in Gretna. They set to work demonstrating the many boldface similarities and fascinating differences between French country cooking and their polyglot homeland’s own cuisine. Belgian food has not shot into the mainstream in the intervening years, but interest in Belgian beers has indeed soared. Clementine’s puts the greatly expanded local selection of these complex, typically potent brews to good use at its impressively stocked bar and also in the kitchen. After all, it’s beer that makes the Belgian set piece of carbonnades Flamandes so much more than just beef stew. At Clementine’s, this dish’s mildly sweet yet substantial gravy of ale, onions and stock proves yet

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AMERICAN 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com — A family-friendly atmosphere and local flavors are calling cards of Camellia Cafe. The Riverbend platter is a feast of catfish, shrimp, oysters, crab fingers, soft shell crab and hushpuppies. The Monterey chicken is grilled and topped with onions, peppers, mushrooms and cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 5254455; www.bayona.com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE GREEN GODDESS — 307 Ex-

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ZACHARY’S BY THE LAKE — 7224 Pontchartrain Blvd., 872-9832; www.zacharysbythelake.com — Zachary’s serves seafood platters, po-boys, salads, barbecue shrimp and more. Jumbo Gulf shrimp with cane syrup are wrapped in bacon, fried crispy and served with pickled okra salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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Hayne Blvd., 281-8227; www. cochondelaitpoboys.com — The makers of the Jazz Fest cochon de lait po-boy serve pork, ribs, chicken and more. The family feast includes a half-slab of ribs, half a chicken, half a pound of brisket, pork and sausage, two side orders, bread and sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Saturday. Cash only. $

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CAMELLIA CAFE — 69455 Hwy.

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Houma Blvd., Metairie, 941-7607 — Breakfasts of eggs, waffles or burritos are served any time at the Breakroom. The breakfast platter rounds up two eggs, bacon and a hashbrown patty. At lunch, the signature Breakroom sandwich is piled high with corned beef, pastrami, purple onion, lettuce and tomato. There’s also a selection of salads and a coffee bar. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin.Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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Road., Metairie, 887-3295 — China Rose offers many Chinese seafood specialties. The Lomi Lomi combines jumbo shrimp, pineapple and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, fries them golden brown and serves them on a bed of sautéed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009

City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

RICCOBONO’S PANOLA STREET CAFE — 7801 Panola St., 314-1810

— Specialties include crabcakes Benedict — two crabcakes and poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce and potatoes — and the Sausalito omelet with spinach, mushrooms, shallots and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

ST. JAMES CHEESE — 5004 Pryta-

nia St., 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com — The cheese shop offers more than 100 varieties of cheese from around the world. A small menu includes creative sandwiches, salads and specials. The Radette cheese sandwich includes house-made pastrami and spicy pickles on rye. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 — The signature Loto-Burger is as good as ever, or try the castle burgers. Fried seafood and plate lunches provide square meals, as do the sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ TERRAZU — 201 St. Charles Ave.,

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No purchase necessary. Limit one (admit-four) Family Pack per customer. Rated PG for “some mild rude behavior.”

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601 Gallier St., 944-9272; www. elizabeths-restaurant.com — Signature praline bacon sweetens brunch at this Bywater spot. Dinner brings options like fish and scallop specials. Also enjoy homemade desserts. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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VINE & DINE — 141 Delaronde St., 361-1402; www.vine-dine.com — The cafe serves cheese boards and charcuterie plates with pate and cured meats. There also is a menu of sandwiches, quesadillas, bruschettas, salads and dips. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ELIZABETH’S

5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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with turkey, Brie, spinach and sweet and spicy raspberry coulis in pita bread. The Terrazu shrimp salad combines boiled shrimp, hearts of palm, tomato and avocado with tarragon vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

287-0877; www.terrazu.net — Located in the lobby of Place St. Charles, Terrazu serves sandwiches like the Brie cheese press

ton Ave., 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Magazine St., 891-8280; www. jungsgoldendragon2.com — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THREE HAPPINESS — 1900 Lafay-

ette St., Suite 4, Gretna, 368-1355; www.threehappiness.com — Three Happiness serves Chinese and Vietnames dishes and dim sum specials on weekends. Westlake duck features tender duck with snow peas, corn, straw mushrooms and napa cabbage. Vietnamese crepes are served with pork and shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA — 600 N. Causeway Approach.,

Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.tryyuen. com — House specialties include fried soft-shell crab topped with Tong Cho sauce, and Cantonese-style stir-fried alligator and mushrooms in oyster sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

COFFEE/DESSERT ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal

St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Royal Street salad features baby spinach and mixed lettuces with carrots, red onion, red peppers, grapes, olives, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BEN ’N JERRY’S — 3500 Veterans

Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 8875656 — Ben ’n Jerry’s offers rich ice creams in signature flavors, ice cream cakes, frozen drinks, fruit smoothies and sundaes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713

St. Louis St., 581-4422; www. antoines.com — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

AUSTIN’S RESTAURANT — 5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 888-5533; www.austinsno.com — Austin’s cooks hearty Creole and Italian dishes like stuffed soft-shell crab and veal Austin, which is crowned with crabmeat. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GUMBO SHOP — 640 St. Peter

St., 525-1486; www.gumboshop. com — Gumbo and New Orleans classics such as crawfish etouffee dominate the menu. Their spicy flavors meld into a dish that represents the city’s best and redefines comfort food. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LE CITRON BISTRO — 1539 Religious St., 566-9051; www.le-citronbistro.com — Located in a historic building, the quaint bistro serves starters like chicken and andouille gumbo and fried frogs legs. Entrees include choices like fried chicken, Gulf fish and burgers. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S CREOLE GRILLE— 5241

Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992; www. mredsno.com — Mr. Ed’s offers seafood dishes and some Italian accents. Try shrimp beignets with sweet chili glaze or creamy blue crab dip. Eggplant Vincent is a fried eggplant cup filled with crawfish and shrimp and served with pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N.

Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DELI CELLERS OF RIVER RIDGE — 1801

Dickory Ave., Harahan, 734-8455; www.cellersrr.com — 1801 Dickory Ave., Harahan, 734-8455; www.cellarsrr.com — The deli at this wine shop serves up hearty dishes and creative sandwiches like the “spicy bird” with smoked turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, pepper Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo on a croissant. The shrimp remoulade salad is served over romaine with cucumbers and tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

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DINER AMERICAN PIE DINER — 2244

Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 468-2187 — American Pie serves breakfast around the clock and a menu of burgers and Americana classics. The Reuben has melted Swiss over pastrami and sauerkraut and is served with fries or chips. Chicken quesadillas with provolone and sauteed onions and peppers are one of the changing daily specials. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $ STEVE’S DINER — 201 St. Charles Ave., 522-8198 — Located in the Place St. Charles food court, Steve’s serves hot breakfasts until 10 a.m. Lunch features sandwiches, salads and hot plate lunches such as fried catfish and baked chicken Parmesan. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

FRENCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia

MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Mag-

azine St., 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GOURMET TO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge

Perez, Chalmette, 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 8855565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-8146; www.breauxmart.com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

INDIAN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-

6666; www.schiroscafe.com — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vegetarian

TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE —

923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ITALIAN BACCO — 310 Chartres St., 5222426; www.bacco.com — Bacco blends Italian and contemporary Creole cuisine. Chef Chris Montero artfully prepares homemade pastas and fresh seafood, including lobster and shrimp ravioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL RESTAURANT — 3524 Severn Ave.,

Metairie, 455-2266 — This Italianstyle eatery serves New Orleans favorites like stuffed crabs with jumbo lump crabmeat with spaghetti bordelaise and trout meuniere with brabant potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TONY MANDINA’S RESTAURANT — 1915 Pratt St., Gretna, 362-2010;

www.tonymandinas.com — Tony Mandina’s serves Italian and Creole cuisine. Dishes include pasta, veal parmigiana, veal Bordelasie and specialties like shrimp Mandina and battered eggplant topped with shrimp and crabmeat in cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-

3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD &

STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro.com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 5817253; www.rocknsake.com — Rockn-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza

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ATCHAFALAYA RESTAURANT —

901 Louisiana Ave., 891-9626; www.cafeatchafalaya.com — Atchafalaya serves creative contemporary Creole cooking. Shrimp and grits feature head-on Gulf shrimp in a smoked tomato and andouille broth over creamy grits. There’s a Bloody Mary bar at brunch. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.thebombayclub. com — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MILA — 817 Common St., 412-2580;

www.milaneworleans.com — MiLA takes a fresh approach to Southern and New Orleans cooking, focusing on local produce and refined techniques. Try New Orleans barbecue lobster with lemon confit and fresh thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$

RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www. ralphsonthepark.com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN St., 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com — Attiki features a range of Mediterranean cuisine including entrees of beef kebabs and chicken shawarma. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

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St., 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN CARLOS MENCIA’S MAGGIE RITAS MEXICAN BAR & GRILL — 200

Magazine St., 595-3211; www.maggieritas.com — Mexican favorites include sizzling fajita platters, quesdillas, enchiladas and a menu of margaritas. There also are Latin American dishes, paella and fried ice cream for dessert.

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TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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St., 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com — Enjoy classic French dishes from escargot in garlic butter to veal liver or steak au poivre. Other dishes include roasted duck and New Orleansstyle barbecue shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Magazine St., 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www.martinwine.com — Sandwiches piled high with cold cuts, salads, hot sandwiches, soups and lunch specials are available at the deli counter. The Cedric features chicken breast, spinach, Swiss, tomatoes and red onions on seven-grain bread. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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Metairie, 888-2010; www.koshercajun.com — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

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COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickorysmoked pork and char-broiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Maga-

zine St., 569-0000; 4724 S.Carrollton Ave. 486-9950; www.juansflyingburrito. com — This wallet-friendly restaurant offers new takes on Mexican-inspired cooking. It’s known for its meal-and-ahalf-size signature burritos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL —

3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; 1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com — These taquerias serve Mexican favorites such as portobello mushroom fajitas and chile rellenos. There are happy hour margaritas on weekdays and daily drink specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 9480077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Fried green tomatoes are topped with grilled jumbo shrimp and roasted chili remoulade and capers. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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8899; www.gazebocafenola.com — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St.,

310-4999; www.hob.com/neworleans — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffetstyle gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur

St., 527-5000; www.marketcafenola. com — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — 626 Frenchmen St., 949-0696; www.snugjazz.com — Traditional Creole and Cajun fare pepper the menu along with newer creations such as the fish Marigny, topped with Gulf shrimp in a Creole cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NEIGHBORHOOD GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Magazine

St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe. com — Gott Gourmet’s menu of creative dishes and sandwiches includes a cochon de lait po-boy made with pulled pork, homecooked Dr. Pepperhoney-baked ham, pickles, Gruyere cheese, ancho-honey coleslaw and honey mustard-chile mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards. $

KOZ’S — 515 Harrison Ave., 484-0841;

6215 Wilson St., Harahan, 737-3933; www.kozcooks.com — Louisiana fa-

vorites such as seafood platters, muffulettas and more than 15 types of po-boys, ranging from hot sausage to cheeseburger, are available at Koz’s. The Will’s Chamber of Horrors sandwich features roast beef, ham, turkey, Swiss and American cheese, Italian dressing and hot mustard. . No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ LIUZZA’S RESTAURANT & BAR — 3636

Bienville St., 482-9120; www.liuzzas. com — This neighborhood favorite serves casual Creole and Italian fare. The Frenchuletta is a muffuletta on French bread served hot. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$ MR. ED’S RESTAURANT — 910 W. Espla-

nade Ave., Kenner, 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, 838-0022 — Popular dishes include seafood-stuffed bell peppers loaded with shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat, topped with buttered breadcrumbs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RAJUN CAJUN CAFE — 5209 W. Napo-

leon Ave., Metairie, 883-5513; www. rajuncajuncafe.com — The cafe serves soups, salads, po-boys, muffulettas, seafood plates and a few entree platters. Daily specials include items such as breaded pork chops on Wednesdays and seafood options on Friday. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING —

2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, poboys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125

Esplanade Ave., 948-1717 — Nonna Mia uses homemade dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. Gourmet pies are topped with ingredients like pancetta, roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms and prosciutto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

REGINELLI’S — 741 State St., 899-1414; 817

W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-6868; 874 Harrison Ave., 488-0133; 3244 Magazine St. 895-7272; 5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0111; www.reginellis.com — This New Orleans original offers a range of pizzas, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

R&O’S RESTAURANT — 216 Old Ham-

mond Hwy., 831-1248 — R&O’s offers a mix of pizza and Creole and Italian seafood dishes. There’s everything from seafood gumbo and stuffed artichokes to po-boys and muffulettas. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

SLICE PIZZERIA — 1513 St. Charles Ave.,

525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800 — Neapolitan-style pizza rules, but you can buy pizza by the slice and add or subtract toppings as you choose. There are also a full coffee bar, Italian sodas and organic teas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www.theospizza.com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 4861600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snack-

ing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Maga-

zine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $

MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PARKWAY BAKERY AND TAVERN — 538 N. Hagen Ave., 482-3047 — Parkway serves juicy roast beef po-boys, hot sausage po-boys, fried seafood and more. No reservations. Kitchen open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $ SAMMY’S PO-BOYS & CATERING — 901

Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 8350916; www.sammyspoboys.com — Sammy’s offers a wide array of po-boys and wraps. The house-cooked bottom round beef in gravy is a specialty. The menu also includes salads, seafood platters, a few Italian dishes and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TRACEY’S — 2604 Magazine St., 899-

2054; www.traceysnola.com — The roast beef po-boy dripping with garlicky gravy is the highlight of a menu transplanted from the former Parasol’s to this Uptown bar. Other options include fried seafood and bar noshing items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

SEAFOOD JACK DEMPSEY’S — 738 Poland Ave.,

943-9914 — The Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a training-table feast of gumbo, shrimp, oysters, catfish, redfish and crawfish pies, plus two side items. Other dishes include broiled redfish and fried soft-shell crab. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. and dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ LA COTE BRASSERIE — 700

Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www. lacotebrasserie.com — This stylish restaurant in the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel serves an array of raw and cooked seafood. Tabasco and Steen’s Cane Syrup glazed salmon is served with shrimp mirliton ragout. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MARIGNY BRASSERIE — 640 Frenchmen St., 945-4472; www.marignybrasserie. com — Marigny Brasserie serves breakfast items like Cajun eggs Bendict. The lunch and dinner menus include fried seafood po-boys and a host of Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-

1200; www.redfishgrill.com — Seafood creations by Executive Chef Gregg Collier dominate a menu peppered with favorites like hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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St. Ann St., 822-9503 — Willie Mae

Seaton’s landmark restaurant is run by her granddaughter and serves her renowned fried chicken. There are also changing daily specials. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $$

STEAKHOUSE RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE — Har-

rah’s Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 587-7099; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-3600; www.ruthschris.com — Ruth’s top-quality steaks are broiled in 1,800-degree ovens and arrive at the table sizzling. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH GALVEZ RESTAURANT — 914 N. Peters

St., 595-3400; www.galvezrestaurant. com — Located at the former site of Bella Luna, Galvez offers tapas, paella and a Spanish-accented bouillabaisse. Besides seafood, entrees include grilled Black Angus sirloin and roasted chicken. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal

St., 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metarie Road,

836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com — Vega’s mix of hot and cold tapas dishes includes a salad of lump crabmeat on arugula with blood orange vinaigrette, seared tuna with avocado and tomato relish, braised pork empanadillos, steamed mussels and shrimp with tomatoes and garlic in caper-basil cream. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St.,

899-5129; www.moonnola.com — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DOSON NOODLE HOUSE — 135 N. Carroll-

ton Ave., 309-7283 — Noodles abound at this Mid-City eatery, which excels at vinegary chicken salad over shredded cabbage, as well as bowls of steaming pho. Vegetable-laden wonton soup and thick spring rolls make a refreshing, satisfying meal. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

PHO HOA RESTAURANT — 1308 Manhat-

tan Blvd., 302-2094 — Pho Hoa serves staple Vietnamese dishes including beef broth soups, vermicelli bowls, rice dishes and banh mi sandwiches. Bo kho is a popular beef stew. Appetizers include fried egg rols, crab rangoons and rice paper spring rolls. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO NOLA — 3320 Transcontinental

Drive, Metairie, 941-7690; www.phonola.com — Pho NOLA serves spring rolls and egg rolls, noodle soups, rice and vermicelli dishes and po-boys. Beverages include boba teas, milk teas, coffee drinks and smoothies. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $

PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 West-

bank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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