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he national reaction to the attempted assassination of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords fell, predictably and sadly, along partisan lines. The most glaring example was the furor over news that Giffords was one of the politicians that former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin had “targeted for defeat” on her infamous map featuring rifle sights over the districts of 20 political foes with the slogan “Don’t retreat — reload!” American history has been irrevocably stained by unstable people attacking, and sometimes killing, political figures. Oftentimes the attackers have no political motives whatsoever. In the Arizona tragedy, there’s no evidence that accused gunman Jared Loughner ever saw Palin’s map, and Palin supporters reacted with outrage that the former Alaska governor’s name was even brought into the discussion. It’s not Palin’s or anyone else’s fault that Loughner did what he did, but the fact that Palin’s name was even mentioned in connection with the controversy was entirely her own doing. Politicians from both parties sling mud, but most avoid gun imagery in their messaging. Not Palin. She seems to revel in it — but she is far from alone. Last October, Robert Lowry, while running against incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida, appeared at a GOP gathering at a shooting range — and in a fit of imagined machismo took a few shots at a silhouette with Schultz’s initials, DWS, written next to its head. At the time, he called it a “joke.” (He has apologized.) Some have pointed out extreme rhetoric is endemic on both the left and the right these days. That’s true, but in this case it’s a false equivalence. There are irresponsible, foolhardy people of all political stripes, but only one of them was recently a candidate for the secondhighest office in the United States. Sarah Palin has drawn criticism because she’s reckless, not because she’s Republican. Many, many other Republicans managed to win their elections by campaigning on the issues, not on imagery that connotes gun violence. In the wake of the uproar, Palin’s camp attempted to walk back the gun-sight imagery of which it had been so proud just a few months before, whisking down her website and insisting the crosshairs were actually “surveyor’s marks” — though Palin herself had referred to the symbols as bull’s-eyes. By midweek, Palin had settled on a response: “Vigorous and spirited public debates during elections are among our most cherished traditions,” she wrote, adding that, by criticizing her, “journalists and pundits” were manufacturing a “blood libel.” Unfortunately for Palin, months

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ing schedules. Merchants displayed portraits of the boxers in their windows, and fans could buy photographs and scarves dyed to represent each fighter’s colors from peddlers who roamed the streets. Customers lined up and paid a total of $101,557 to see Jack McAuliffe defeat Billy Meyers for the world lightweight championship with a purse of $9,000. Then they cheered when George Dixon knocked out Jack Skelly for the world featherweight

championship An 1892 illustration and a $7,500 of the Olympic Club purse. That bout from the Timeswas controver- Democrat newspaper. sial because Dixon was black and Skelly was white. It was also the first time African-Americans were admitted as spectators, although they had to sit in a separate section. Finally, the bout between Corbett and Sullivan for the heavyweight championship arrived. Corbett won with a knockout in the 21st round and left with a purse of $25,000. Sullivan lost his title and went home empty-handed. The following year, 1893, saw the longest bout in history. On April 6, Andy Bowen, a local boy, was matched against Jack Burke of Galveston, Texas, for the lightweight championship of the South. The boxers fought for 110 rounds. After seven hours and 19 minutes, both men refused to go on, and the match ended in a draw. The Olympic Club no longer stands, but you can see a drawing of it online at www.commons.wikimedia.org (search Olympic Club). Dr. Bob says he painted the sign you mentioned to commemorate the fights that took place in the gymnasium that once stood in his driveway.

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along with Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the New Orleans Fire Department teamed up to restore Digby Playground in eastern New Orleans. The same groups have volunteered to rebuild other playgrounds as well as firehouses since Hurricane Katrina. This year’s effort was dedicated to Gerry Crimmins, the NYDCC member who led the carpenters’ union to New Orleans and who died in October 2010.

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misstepped with its “Opportunity Lives Here” campaign, which features billboards with questions like “Who Lowered Crime Rates?” Fine — until you get to the Earhart Boulevard billboard with the slogan, “Who builds better levees?” Leaving aside the fact that levee construction is the province of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, JEDCO should be more sensitive to those who lost loved ones during Hurricane Katrina.

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Committee co-chair Susan Guidry said, Starting Jan. 30, simple marijuana possession “These ordinances cases will be classified as will contribute sigmunicipal offenses — and nificantly to the NOPD officers will be able city’s efforts to proto issue a summons rather mote greater effithan make an arrest. ciency and equity in our criminal justice system, particularly for our police officers, the District Attorney’s office and in the criminal courts.” Pending proper implementation with NOPD and city coding practices, the new ordinance goes into effect at 7 a.m. on Jan. 30. The first available court date is the following Monday. The ordinance does not, however, decriminalize or “reclassify” possession. The term was reported and proliferated following the council meeting, but both District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office and the Vera Institute, which advises the council on criminal justice, emphasize neither decriminalization nor

When former Gov. Edwin Edwards was released from federal prison in Oakdale, La., early on the morning of Jan. 13, it was contingent on several requirements laid down by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBP). Edwards will serve out the remaining six months of his sentence in home confinement at his daughter Anna Edwards’ house in Denham Springs; he will have to check in regularly at a halfway house; and, according to FBP regulations, he must get a job. That job, however, will not be leading the Pelican State. A Jan. 10 article by Christopher Tidmore in The Louisiana Weekly said unnamed “insiders” were wondering if the four-term governor might challenge Gov. Bobby Jindal in the October 2011 gubernatorial election. Tidmore quoted former secretary of state and insurance commissioner Jim Brown: “[In Louisiana], if you are convicted of a state crime, you cannot run for state office. But not so federally. There is nothing to stop him from running for governor, if that’s what he wants.” Actually, according to the Louisiana Constitution, “A person who desires to qualify as a candidate for or hold an elective office, who has been convicted of a felony and who has served his sentence, but has not been pardoned for such felony, shall be permitted to qualify as a candidate for or hold such office if the date of his qualifying for such office is more than 15 years after the date of the completion of his original sentence.” In short, Brown’s statement that there’s “nothing to stop [Edwards] for running for governor” would be true only if President Barack Obama were to pardon Edwards — or if EWE

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reclassification are correct terms. The penalties for possession — a $500 fine or up to six months’ jail time — remain the same. “People say it’s decriminalization. It’s not,” says assistant DA Christopher Bowman. “Offenders are subject to the same penalties. The only difference is they’re not arrested.” Offenders are not only less likely to be arrested: their case won’t be in the hands of the DA. City attorneys will handle the case in municipal court — a maneuver already in practice. The decision, according to Vera Institute senior program associate Marisa Arrona, “eliminates the middleman,” leaving the city to try to prosecute a marijuana possession case while the DA — and the police — focus on violent offenders. An arrest is still an option, but a summons is more likely (if an officer decides to do anything at all). According to NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas, those in-the-field decisions have always — even before the council’s decision — been left to the officer’s discretion, and Serpas isn’t telling officers whether to issue summons or make arrests. “Those officers are trained to investigate crimes, and if the amount of marijuana meets the definition for the state statute or municipal ordinance, they’ll act accordingly,” he told Gambit. “We’re not giving them any special instruction one way or the other.”

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s a kid, Erroll Williams knew every good fishing hole on Bayou St. John. That was years before Bancroft Drive brought pricey homes to the eastern banks of the bayou — and decades before Williams took office as New Orleans’ first elected citywide assessor. “Dutch Morial’s house (on Harrison Avenue across from Park Island) was the best fishing spot on the bayou before they built his house there,” Williams recalls, sitting amid the clutter of his still-very-much-under-renovation office in City Hall. “The reason why is they had clamshells in the soil there, down on the bottom, and the bass tend to spawn there. There was no Harrison Avenue Bridge in those days.” Williams fished the bayou almost every day as a 14-year-old growing up on Milton Street in the nearby St. Bernard Housing Project. He now owns a lot of his own on the bayou adjacent to Morial’s old home; he plans to build a home there. Between then and now, Williams came to know Morial and his home on the bayou quite well. After Morial was elected the city’s first African-American mayor in 1977, Williams landed a job as the new mayor’s director of finance, which put him in charge of tax collections. A CPA who worked in New York after graduating from Dillard University, Williams had never met Morial before submitting his résumé to the mayor-elect in early 1978. “I didn’t even vote for him,” the new assessor recalls of his early political mentor, “because I didn’t live here dur-

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ing his election. I lived out of a suitcase then.” Morial obviously saw a lot of potential in Williams. After running the Finance Department for six years, Williams was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer, the highest-ranking post in any mayoral administration and generally the mayor’s right-hand person. At a minimum, Williams’ no-nonsense, straightforward (many would say “accountant-like”) approach to his job personified one of Morial’s favorite admonitions: You can’t hoot and howl with the owls all night if you want to soar with the eagles in the morning. Nobody ever accused Williams of hooting with the owls. “Erroll is not a flashy guy and has never been,” says Civil District Court Judge Michael Bagneris, who worked under Morial with Williams in the 1980s and managed his first campaign for Third District assessor in 1985. “Back in the day, a lot of guys tried to dress flashy. Not Erroll. He was always a coat-and-tie guy. He didn’t even wear colored or striped shirts. He was a white-shirt-and-tie guy. He never had to think about what he was putting on in the morning.” Bagneris says Williams never changed. “That regimen probably accounts for his success. He brings that same discipline to his work. Whatever project he’s working on, he’s going to put in all the time that’s required to meet that task and always be focused on that task. He doesn’t get into multitasking. He’s going to deal with the task at hand and then move to the next one, then deal with that task and move to the next one.”

Another former colleague from the Morial years, former French Market Corp. director Steve Hand, has a similar take on Williams’ muted style. “Erroll is and always was a technocrat,” says Hand, adding with a laugh, “When he met people in his first campaign, he would explain his theory of assessments. He was always fascinated by accounting and appraisals and real estate — the nuts and bolts of it all — and he hasn’t PAGE 18

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changed a bit. He genuinely enjoys being the assessor, and he works tirelessly at it.” For his part, Williams credits Morial with being “a good teacher.” “He demanded a lot out of you,” Williams recalls, “but he also taught you how to survive.” And survive he has. For more than a quartercentury, Williams was virtually unchallenged as the assessor for the 7th, 8th and 9th Wards, which contain nearly half the city’s residential parcels and twothirds of its land mass. At his Jan. 1 swearing-in ceremony on the Dillard campus, Williams harkened back to his days with Morial. “I saw a lot of folks who worked with me from my days in Dutch’s administration,” he said later. “I told them that a lot of times people come to the dance and they bring people to the dance initially. Four years later, it’s tough

to have those same people at the dance with you. I learned that from Dutch. “As I looked at the folks at my swearing-in, a lot of the people who showed up were the ones who brought me to the dance many years ago. The judge who swore me in (Bagneris) was my first campaign manager in 1985. His wife was my assistant campaign manager. [Former state Rep.] Rosalind Peychaud was one of the people who helped me get here. Over time, we all became good friends — but they know what to expect out of me.” When asked what Williams meant by that last remark, Bagneris laughs and says, “He wouldn’t give his mother a break (on her assessment). I got my assessment, and I got no breaks. … It doesn’t matter how far back we go or any of that stuff. Friendships won’t factor into assessments. Whatever the formula says your assessment should be, that’s what it’s going to be.” Notwithstanding Williams’ reputation as a straight shooter, he raised hackles among reformers when he tapped former Assessors Claude Mauberret and Darren Mire as his top aides. Mauberret, whose family had held the Second District assessor’s job since 1904, ran against Williams and made the runoff against him, then withdrew — sparing Williams a costly runoff. Mire talked about running for the job but deferred to Williams. Their hires reek of politics, say critics. Williams defends his decision. “They both have experience, they want to work, and they understand where I’m taking this assessor’s office,” he says. “Some people may have dislikes for either of them; some of those same people have dislikes for me. I understand that, but I still have a tough job ahead of me, and I would much prefer to have experienced people who understand the task. … “I believe that my decision to keep Darren and put him over the valuation section — residential and commercial appraisals and business and personal property returns — is because he’s best suited to do that. And Claude over assessor services — homestead exemption processing, customer service, transfer of real estate, assessment changes, industrial exemptions — he’s familiar with those.” Critics of the hires say voters opted for a clean sweep in 2006 when they chose to combine the seven former assessors’ offices into one. Then again, those same voters promoted Williams to the singleassessor spot in 2010 knowing full well that he had been part of the Old Guard for 25 years. In fact, he

led the charge against combining the assessors’ offices in the 2006 referendum, dipping into his own campaign fund to pay for TV ads against the popular reform. If voters sent a mixed message over the course of those two elections, Williams says he knows what he has to do going forward. “I’m just trying to build a staff that can carry the mission out — to provide good, courteous, professional service to the citizens that we serve,” he says. “I don’t care what anybody thinks; I gotta carry this load. In four years, I have to be accountable if I plan to run for this office again. If I don’t fix the problems that everybody perceives and do a better job of educating everybody out there, then I won’t earn the right to serve the citizens for another four years.” In the course of a conversation with Williams about where he wants to take the office, it becomes clear that the key words in his last comment are “educating everybody out there.” Just as he did when first running for assessor in 1985, he seems intent on discussing his theory of assessments. He does it with the same passion that he brings to fishing and hunting — two of his favorite diversions. “I’m not a reformer,” he begins. “I like change, and some people perceive change as reform, but making changes does not make me a ‘reformer.’ The challenge for me is making it work the way it’s supposed to work.” The way it’s supposed to work, says Williams, is rooted in a concept he calls “mass-appraisal theory,” which stands in stark contrast to “singleappraisal theory.” Don’t let your eyes glaze over just yet. There’s a lot of money at stake here — your money, if you’re a property owner. “A single-appraisal guy comes into your house and measures each room,” explains Williams. “He comes up with a square footage of living area, much like a listing agent for a real estate firm, and then he’ll go and try to find comparable properties — not necessarily from the same neighborhood — from whatever his database is. He arrives at a sales price per square foot for each of the three or four comparables and comes up with a recommended value … unless it’s new construction. “Mass appraisal takes all the properties in a well-defined geographic region, comes up with the average price paid for properties of comparable size and age and condition, and it plots

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ERROLL WILLIAMS (RIGHT) BECAME NEW ORLEANS MAYOR DUTCH MORIAL’S DIRECTOR OF FINANCE  IN 1978, PUTTING HIM IN CHARGE OF TAX COLLECTION.  PHOTO BY HAROLD BAQUET

    “What  will  happen  is  not  necessarily  sticker  shock, but those people whose homes are underassessed, once we complete re-valuation, their homes  will be closer to what their fair market value is.”     Translation: Your property taxes will go up.     Williams  adds  that  “fair  market  value”  is  a  moving target. “This is not an absolute science,”  he  says.  “Some  people  talk  about  ‘accurate  assessments’  —  I  don’t  believe  there  is  such  an  animal. I do believe there is such a thing as a fair  assessment, however.”     Asked  what  he  expects  to  find  when  he  starts  re-assessing  properties  citywide,  Williams  predicts  “a  lot  of  hidden  treasures  —  instances where people had special deals that  had  been  unnoticed  over  the  years.  Some  snakes  are  gonna  bite  me,  too.  There  may  be  some  exemptions  out  there  that  legitimately  shouldn’t  be  there.  We’ll  try  to  discover  them  by  taking  everything  significant  that’s  off  the  tax  rolls  and  accounting  for  everything,  making sure we’ve got the documentation to support those exemptions.”

    That’s  also  an  aim  of  Mayor  Mitch  Landrieu,  who appointed a special committee to study the  tax rolls to determine if all taxable properties are  on them — and if others should potentially be on  them.  Landrieu  cites  estimates  that  nearly  twothirds of the parcels in town are not taxed for one  reason or another.     One exemption that could come under scrutiny is  that for nonprofit and faith-based entities that own  revenue-producing properties which are not taxed.     On that one, Williams takes a pass.     “That’s one for the Legislature to decide,” he says,  noting  that  he  has  enough  on  his  plate  trying  to  combine seven offices into one — and reassessing  all property citywide at the same time.     Putting numbers to the task, Williams’ old Third  District  had  roughly  78,000  of  the  city’s  approximately 160,000 parcels. That means he has to come  up with brand-new assessments for twice as many  parcels as he has assessed for the past 26 years —  all in one year.     Put another way, he doesn’t expect to do much if  any fishing between now and the end of the year. 

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that value to properties based on their size. Under that  theory, everybody with the same size house in a given  area gets the same assessment, if they are also the same  age and in the same condition.”     Williams  says  Louisiana  law  requires  assessors  to  use  the  mass-appraisal  method,  particularly  on  residences,  because  the  single-appraisal  method  is  too  time-consuming. The aim, he says, is to come up with a  reasonable  approximation  of  a  property’s  “fair  market  value”  at  a  given  point  in  time.  That  point  in  time  for  New Orleans property owners is now Jan. 1, 2011 — the  benchmark date for the next round of mandatory statewide  assessments,  which  must  be  done  at  least  once  every four years.      A spokesman for the Louisiana Tax Commission (LTA),  which  oversees  all  assessors  and  their  rolls,  confirms  Williams’  take  on  the  law  and  methodology  of  assessments.  “All  assessors  use  the  mass-appraisal  approach  because  they  have  so  many  properties  to  assess,”  says  LTA Administrator Charles Abel. “That’s true not just in  Louisiana,  but  everywhere  in  the  United  States.  All  50  states  use  that  appraisal  theory.  ...  The  International  Association of Assessing Officers provides the standards  and techniques that we all use.”     Abel  and  Williams  agree  that  the  mass-appraisal  method  works  best  for  residential  properties,  whereas  commercial properties — such as hotels — often require  individual  appraisals.  Even  then,  both  men  say,  several  factors  influence  an  assessed  value,  such  as  cost,  income, sales price, obsolescence and depreciation.     “You don’t see a lot of sales on commercial properties,”  says  Abel.  “And  even  then  the  sales  price  often  includes  things  like  personal  property,  which  is  not  part  of  the  general property assessment process. We typically use the  income approach in assessing commercial properties.”      Abel adds that assessing property in New Orleans is  “very  difficult”  because  property  and  land  values  can  vary  significantly  within  a  few  blocks.  “He’s  got  a  very  tough  job  to  do,”  Abel  says  of  Williams  and  this  year’s  citywide reassessment, “but he’s very capable.”     Looking  ahead  to  that  task,  and  to  property  owners’  reactions  to  the  forthcoming  new  assessments,  Williams  pulls  no  punches.  “I  have  to  be  candid.  Some  [former New Orleans] assessors only raised assessments  a certain percentage each year, not necessarily following  the  philosophy  of  mass  appraisal,”  Williams  says.  “Our  challenge is to figure out what the fair market value is.”     In  some  parts  of  town,  property  owners  are  in  for  a  surprise — some even predict a form of sticker shock —  when  they  get  their  new  assessments  from  their  new  assessor. Williams doesn’t blink at the prospect of what’s  to come.

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TRIBUTE TO THE CLASSICAL ARTS

Top of the Classics THE BIG EASY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR ITS 2011 CLASSICAL ARTS AWARDS. BY WILL COVIELLO

he Big Easy Foundation has announced 2011 special individual awards and the nominees for outstanding performances of classical musical, opera, ballet, ethnic and contemporary dance in 2010. Winners will be announced at the 17th annual Tribute to the Classical Arts luncheon Monday, Feb. 7. Special honorees include Patricia Sallier Seals, Karel Sloane-Boekbinder, Dr. Jean Montes and Drs. R. Ranney and Emel Mize. Seals will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her sixdecade career teaching music theory, piano and voice to teenagers, including students studying everything from gospel to opera. Loyola University’s Dr. Jean Montes is being recognized for his efforts to support victims of the earthquake in Haiti and students of the destroyed Holy Trinity School of Music. Karel Sloane-Boekbinder will be honored with the Arts Education Award for her work as a grant writer and director of Cultural Crossroads and Stage Without a Theatre at Jefferson Performing Arts Society. The Classical Arts Patron Award goes to Drs. R. Ranney and Emel Mize, who together founded Medicine in the Arts at LSU’s medical school. They also support the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the

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New Orleans Opera Association and other arts organizations that train artists and develop new audiences for the classical arts. The luncheon is dedicated to Klauspeter Seibel, who died Jan. 8 at the age of 74. He was the first fulltime music director of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and he is nominated for Best Classical Music Performance of 2010. The Big Easy Foundation created Tribute to the Classical Arts in 1994 to recognize achievement in the arts in the New Orleans area. Proceeds from the event benefit the Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education, which awards grants to support arts education and development. Awards will be presented Monday, Feb. 7, at the Tribute to the Classical Arts luncheon hosted by Angela Hill of WWL-TV. The luncheon at the Hotel Monteleone features performances by nominated musicians and dance groups. The event is sponsored by Gambit, John and Anne Burr, Hall Piano Company, Uptown Costume & Dancewear, Coleman E. Adler & Sons and WWNO 89.9 FM. Tickets are $45. Tables for 10 are available. For information or reservations call Gloria Powers or Marie Lovejoy at 483-3129.

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SPECIAL HONOREES Lifetime Achievement Award Patricia Sallier Seals Arts Education Award Karel Sloane-Boekbinder Special Recognition Award Dr. Jean Montes and the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras Arts Patron Award Drs. R. Ranney and Emel Mize

CLASSICAL MUSIC & OPERA AWARDS NOMINATIONS (left to right) The Tribute to the Classical Arts awards luncheon is dedicated to Klauspeter Seibel, who died Jan. 8 at the age of 74. The New Orleans Opera Association’s production of The Magic Flute is nominated for Best Opera. Ballet Hysell’s The Nutcracker is nominated for Best Classical Ballet Production.

BEST CLASSICAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor First Baptist Church, New Orleans Dvorák Cello Concerto LPO Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor

Mahalia Jackson Theater Opening Night: Beethoven Emperor LPO Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater Schubert Unfinished LPO Klauspeter Seibel, Conductor First Baptist Church, New Orleans

Best ChamBer musiC PerformanCe Classical Guitar Series Tulane University, Newcomb Department of Music, Dixon Hall Happy Birthday Mr. Schumann! Faubourg Quartet Tulane University, Rogers Memorial Chapel Members of the LPO and Friends Trinity Artist Series Trinity Episcopal Church

Best PerformanCe of new ClassiCal musiC (ContemPorary)

Best oPera ProduCtion Flying Dutchman New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) Robert Lyall, Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater La Boheme Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society Dennis G. Assaf, Conductor Tulane University, Dixon Hall Magic Flute NOOA Robert Lyall, Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater

Creative aChievement in oPera An Embarrassing Position Dan Shore, Composer Opera Workshop Xavier University of Louisiana

Gregory Schramel is nominated for Best Choreography for New Orleans Ballet Theatre’s Patriotism.

Karel Sloane-Boekbinder will receive the Arts Education Award.

Best Choral arts Presentation Celebration of Carols The Chancel Choir and members of the LPO St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church Gloria by Poulenc Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, LPO Mahalia Jackson Theater The Verdi Requiem NOOA Mahalia Jackson Theater

DANCE AWARDS NOMINATIONS Best ClassiCal Ballet Presentation Lacrymosa New Orleans Ballet Theatre NOCCA, Lupin Hall The Nutcracker Ballet Hysell Loyola University, Roussel Hall Sleigh Ride Loyola University and Komenka Ethnic Dance & Music Ensemble Loyola University, Roussel Hall

Best modern danCe Presentation Blues Inside My Tears Lula Elzy, Choreographer New Orleans Dance Academy Loyola University, Roussel Hall Nature Boy Blake Coheley, Choreographer NOCCA, Lupin Hall Quartz

The Japan Club’s Minyo Dance Group is nominated for Best Ethnic Dance Production. Chard Gonzalez, Choreographer NOCCA, Lupin Hall

Best ChoreograPhy (new work)

Tribal Rhythms Tom Ralabate, Choreographer Delta Festival Ballet Tulane University, Dixon Hall

Anne Burr Dragoon Dance Out Loud 3: Southern Voices D’Project CAC Tara Brewer Oh You… NOCCA Spring Concert NOCCA, Lupin Hall

Best ethniC danCe Presentation Casa Samba Extravaganza LatiNola Curtis Pierre and Casa Samba Audubon Zoo

Bon Odori Japan Club Minyo Dance Group Japan Fest, New Orleans Museum of Art Ballet d’Haiti Tekrema Dance Theatre Congo Square Rhythms Congo Square

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Mary Glackmeyer & Kettye Voltz Birdwatching AllWays Dance Tsunami Dance AllWays Lounge Gregory Schramel Patriotism New Orleans Ballet Theatre NOBT Spring Series NOCCA NOCCA, Lupin Hall

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Duck Girl, an imaginary interview with New Orleans’ Ruthie Moulon (2009) William Vollinger Musaica Canal Street Presbyterian Church Mornin’ Glory Elizabeth Joan Kelly Louisiana Composers Forum Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) The Passion of Joan of Arc Paul Goussot, Improvised organ accompaniment St. Louis Cathedral Concert Series Suite from An Italian Straw Hat Michael Torke LPO Rebecca Miller, Conductor First Baptist Church, Kenner

Drs. Emel and R. Ranney Mize will be honored with the Arts Patron Award.

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Sweet Thunder: Duke and Shak feat. Ellis Marsalis and Branford Marsalis 7:30 P.M. THURSDAY MAHALIA JACKSON THEATER, 1419 BASIN ST., 287-0351; WWW. MAHALIAJACKSONTHEATER.COM OR WWW.DMARSALIS. COM TICKETS $43.05$55.90 (INCLUDING FEES)

Thunder Road ELLINGTON MEETS SHAKESPEARE IN DELFEAYO MARSALIS’ SWEET THUNDER: DUKE AND SHAK.

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stalwart John Grimsley directs. “What I’ve avoided is a situation where the music would serve as a backdrop for the text, as in a typical theatrical show,” Marsalis says. “We’re presenting it side-by-side, trying to parallel the two. Hopefully the audience will see, first of all, that Shakespeare can be cool.” Marsalis traces his interest back to a paper he wrote about Ellington in the seventh grade, which also focused on Marsalis’ great-great uncle Wellman Braud — who was the bassist in Ellington’s first orchestra. While doing graduate work in 2002, Marsalis came across the handwritten score for Such Sweet Thunder. He knew then the piece was going to have special significance for him. “There was something about seeing the music in Ellington’s and Strayhorn’s original writing,” Marsalis says. “It was like seeing the Holy Grail of music.” For Marsalis, music is always a multi-generational affair. For the upcoming tour, he has scheduled special performances for students in addition to the public concerts. On January 19, his company will do two performances for children, arranged through local schools. “Kids don’t hear that much jazz,” Marsalis says. “It’s almost like when I went to Japan playing with Elvin Jones, and I was first introduced to their food, the good sushi. I returned home and I said, ‘Man, I got to try some more of that.’ ... We’re just going to get the word out and keep swinging.”

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Ethan Coen, half of the Coen brothers’ filmmaking team (The Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, True Grit), created three short plays about living hell, which had a sold-out run off-Broadway in 2008. The NOLA Project stages the humorous and dark trio. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, through Feb. 5. NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 2800 Chartres St., 940-2875; www.facebook. com/thenolaproject

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In the past decade, Philadelphia native Kevin Hart has ascended from Air Jordan shoe salesman to arena standup success story to Seriously Funny fixture, Tracy Morgan tourmate and Soul Plane defendant alongside Snoop Dogg. His latest creation is Chocolate Drop, a freestyling, selfmythologizing MC whose fictional mixtapes defile both hard rappers and hard candy (M&M’s Ain’t in Dis Bag, Bitch!). Tickets $48.20-$58.50 (includes fees). 8 p.m. Friday. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., 280-7222; www.arena.uno.edu

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Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra 21 Trumpeter of all trades and Crescent City musical mayor Irvin Mayfield brings to life Book One (World Village), the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s 2009 Grammy winner for Best Large Jazz Ensemble. The nine-song suite, captured live in November 2008 at Christ Church Cathedral, trades stirring instrumental conversations between Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, Evan Christopher, Ed “Sweetbread” Peterson and a dozen others. Tickets $20. 9 p.m. Friday. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 3104999; www.hob.com

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obody messes with the Duke. As a composer, bandleader and a creator of jazz, Duke Ellington has precious few peers in the history of American music. But that hasn’t stopped Delfeayo Marsalis from re-imagining Ellington’s late-career masterpiece Such Sweet Thunder, which Ellington and collaborator Billy Strayhorn worked on for six months before its 1957 debut. Inspired by the works of Shakespeare, Such Sweet Thunder was originally written for a 15-piece jazz orchestra. Marsalis has streamlined the music for his handpicked octet. Is it daunting to take on the Duke? “Not for me,” Marsalis says. “I’ve always felt my responsibility as a musician, a producer — really, as a person — was to protect the legacy of older generations by attempting to further their cause. To recreate the music in its original form would do it no justice. I’m hoping that putting this music out will shed new light on it.” That light begins to shine this week with the release of Marsalis’ Sweet Thunder on Troubadour Jass Records. In addition, Marsalis begins a 36-city tour of an original theatrical production titled Sweet Thunder: Duke and Shak on January 20 with a performance at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. Joining him onstage at the debut performance will be father Ellis Marsalis and brother Branford Marsalis. The production combines the music of Sweet Thunder with readings from Shakespeare selected by Charles E. Gerber and performed by actor Kenneth Brown Jr. Local theater

JAN < Southern Rep’s New Play Bacchanal focuses on women playwrights of color. There are readings of Ruby Prize winner Fight by Kimber Lee (pictured) and finalist Hurt Village by Katori Hall, and a panel discussion about gender and race in theater. Other events include 10-minute-play slams and the alternate-ending play slam. Visit the website for a full schedule. Play readings $5. Thursday-Saturday. Southern Rep, 365 Canal St., third floor, 522-6545; www.southernrep.com

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am Doores’ life lately has resembled a country song in reverse. On his first night busking on Bourbon Street after hitchhiking here from Lawrence, Kan., in spring 2007, the singer/songwriter landed a weekly gig at Sean Kelly’s Irish Pub, which also offered him a place to crash. (Job, house, check.) He met drummer Tony Fricky, bassist Dan Cutler and guitarists Matt Bell and Riley Downing, who would become his band the Tumbleweeds. (Friends, check.) And he found his female counterpart in Alynda Lee, gymnastic-gypsy voice of the similarly styled Hurray For the Riff Raff. (Girl, check.) Somebody give the man a dog. During a recent on-air performance at WWOZ, host Your Cousin Dimitri rejiggered the joke. “You know how to make a small fortune in country music?” the radio DJ baited the couple, whose harmonies extend to wide-brim hats, worn jeans and faded boots. “You start with a large fortune …” (Laughs, check.) Doores, Lee and Riff Raff violinist Yosi Pearlstein had stopped by the station to promote Classic Country Night, a shared January residency at Desperados Pizza on Frenchmen Street. Downstairs, the yearold eatery looks like any other Wild Westthemed pizzeria. But for the past two Wednesdays, the warm, wood-paneled upstairs bar that formerly slung Santa Fe margaritas lives up to its name, transforming temporarily into a packed-house hootenanny: six players crammed around an 8-square-foot stage, picking and singing acoustic standards by Hank Williams Sr., Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Townes Van Zandt beneath the smiles of mounted longhorns. “It sort of happened with our whole group of friends,” says Doores, 24. “This place opened up, and all of a sudden Stumps the Clown is playing a weekly gig, then Stix the Clown got in here. It’s a place where a lot of us kids who don’t play the jazz clubs can start getting regular gigs.” Doores and Lee first collaborated in the band Sundown Songs, whose debut album was titled Like a Jazz Band in Nashville. “We felt kind of like that being a country band in New Orleans,” Doores says. “These days we feel less out of

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place. There’s a lot of people getting into good, old country. It’s not any different than folk music or rock ’n’ roll. It’s all connected to the blues and gospel. … I’ve always thought of Hank Williams

Sam Doores is carving a niche for country music on Frenchmen Street. PHOTO BY AMANDA KIEVET

and Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Sonny Terry, Leadbelly and Robert Johnson, as all part of the same thing. Country’s just kind of like the white man’s blues. I tried playing the blues and I wasn’t very good at it. I tried country and I was a little better at that.” Though two distinct bands, the Tumbleweeds and Riff Raff are becoming increasingly entwined. They crisscrossed the country for two months in early fall and are about to embark on a second jaunt together, a two-week road trip starting at Lafayette’s Blue Moon Saloon on Sunday, Jan. 23. Upon returning, the Tumbleweeds will head to Mark Bingham’s Piety Street Studios to put the final touches on its debut LP, due in March. The Kickstarterfunded project reached its goal of $1,500 in four days. (It’s now at $2,447 and counting.) Country Night is a less corralled affair, Doores said before the last show. “It’s more of a party. I just learned today a Garth Brooks song. I’m serious, I’m going to play it tonight. Riley learned a Hank Jr. song. Some of these songs are good. It’s the production that made them cheesy.” A Williams family reunion, with special guest Garth Brooks, over pizza. Hold the cheese.

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OLD POINT BAR — Jimmy Carpenter, 8

All show times p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday 18 407 NORTH — Joe Fazzio & Casey Saba, 7:30

BACCHANAL — Mark Weliky, 7:30

BANKS STREET BAR — PYMP, 10 BAYOU PARK BAR — Parishioners, 9

BEACH HOUSE — Candy RiedlLowe, 7

BLUE NILE — Chris Alford, Jesse Morrow & Dave Cappello (upstairs), 10 BMC — Abita Blues, 7; Johnny Angel, 9:30 BOMBAY CLUB — Amanda Walker, 7

CAFE NEGRIL — John Lisi & Delta Funk, 9

CARROLLTON STATION — Notes & Quotes Songwriters Night, 9 CHECK POINT CHARLIE — Nevous Duane, 7; Jimmy Howell, 11

CHICKIE WAH WAH — New Orleans Nightcrawlers, 8

CIRCLE BAR — Tom Paines, 6

FUNKY PIRATE — Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8:30 GENNARO’S — Harvey Jesus & Fire, 8

HOSTEL NEW ORLEANS — Soul School feat. Elliot Luv & the Abney Effect, 8 HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — The Big Busk: A Night of Burlesque & Music, 9 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Ed “Sweetbread” Peterson, 8 JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Jimmy James, 2; Brint Anderson, 7

LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP — Mike Hood, 9 LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Marc Stone, 4:30; Jay B Elston, 9 MAPLE LEAF BAR — Rebirth Brass Band, 10 MY BAR — Danny T, 8

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Tom

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Daryl Sherman, 8 & 10

SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Smokin’ Time Jazz Club, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10 TROPICAL ISLE BAYOU CLUB — Can’t Hardly Play Boys, 5; T’Canaille, 9 TROPICAL ISLE BOURBON — Frank Fairbanks, 5; Damien Louviere, 9

TROPICAL ISLE ORIGINAL — Two Fools on Stools, 1; Butch Fields Band, 5; Mojo Trio, 9 YUKI IZAKAYA — Norbert Slama Trio, 8

Wednesday 19 12 BAR — Brass-a-holics, 9

BACCHANAL — Jazz Lab feat. Jesse Morrow, 7:30 BANKS STREET BAR — New Orleans Oneironauts CD release, 9

BAYOU PARK BAR — Grunge Trio, 9

BEACH HOUSE — Poppa Stoppa Oldies Band, 8

BIG AL’S SALOON — Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone Blues Party, 7

BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7 BLUE NILE — United Postal Project, 8; Khris Royal & Dark Matter, 10

BMC — Mambles, 7; Blues4Sale, 9:30 BOMBAY CLUB — Marlon Jordan, 8

CANDLELIGHT LOUNGE — Treme Brass Band, 9 CAROUSEL PIANO BAR & LOUNGE — John Autin, 9

CHECK POINT CHARLIE — T-Bone Stone, 7; Coleman Jernigan Project, 11 CHICKIE WAH WAH — Tom McDermott & Meshiya Lake, 8; Iguanas, 10 CIRCLE BAR — Jim O. & the No Shows feat. Mama Go-Go, 6 COLUMNS HOTEL — Kristina Morales, 8

D.B.A. — Tin Men, 7; Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Bob Andrews, 9:30 THE FAMOUS DOOR — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3

FRAT HOUSE — Rock Showcase feat. Intervert, Lift the Veil,

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

LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Frank Fairbanks, 4:30 & 9

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Brian Stoltz, Wednesdays MOJO STATION — Ed Wills, Blues for Sale, 8

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Matthew Holt, 9; Clyde Albert, 10 OAK — Amanda Walker, 7

OLD FIREMEN’S HALL — Two Piece & a Biscuit feat. Brandon Foret, Allan Maxwell & Brian Melancon, 7:30

OLD OPERA HOUSE — Vibe, 8:30 ONE EYED JACKS — Scion Radio 17 Monthly, 7 PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Lars Edegran & Jesse Boyd feat. Palm Court Jazz Band & Topsy Chapman, 8

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PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 RALPH’S ON THE PARK — Joe Krown, 5

ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Joe Krown, 8:30 SHAMROCK BAR — Beth Patterson, 9

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10

SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10

YUKI IZAKAYA — By and By, 8

Thursday 20 12 BAR — Lynn Drury, 8

ALLWAYS LOUNGE — Jam Messengers, 10

BACCHANAL — Courtyard Kings, 7; Vincent Marini, 9:30

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THE FAMOUS DOOR — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3

ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Marc Stone Band, 8:30

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Sasha Masakowski, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8

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RALPH’S ON THE PARK — Joe Krown, 5

HUDDLE SPORTS BAR — Band of Brothers, 9

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PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8

HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — Heritage, Hopetoun Collective, 9

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OLD OPERA HOUSE — Charlie Cuccia & Old No. 7 Band, 7

First Fracture, Jack Fiskio, 10

FUNKY PIRATE — Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8:30

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IRVIN MAYFIELD

WINTERTIME SHOWCASE FEATURING L-O-U AND SOLEFRESH

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Edwin McCain PLUS

ERICK BAKER

SATURDAY JANUARY 29 9:30PM

SUNDAY JANUARY 30 10PM

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The Builders & The Butchers Damion Suomi & the Minor Prophets

Coming Soon: 2/5 Truth and Salvage Co. and Jonathan Tyler And His Northern Lights, 2/8 Lissie, 2/10 Robin Trower, 2/18 Mashup NOLA, 2/20 Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, 2/24 Keller Williams

Expanded listings at bestofneworleans.com

BANKS STREET BAR — Dave Jordan & the Neighborhood Improvement Association, 10 BAYOU BAR AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL — Armand St. Martin, 7

BAYOU PARK BAR — Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 9

BEACH HOUSE — Beach House All-Stars, 8 BIG AL’S SALOON — Danny Alexander’s Blues Jam, 8

BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7

BLUE NILE — Bottoms Up Blues Gang, 7; Gravity A, 10 BMC — Low-Stress Quintet, 7; J.P. Carmody & the Micro Brues, 10 BOMBAY CLUB — Marlon Jordan, 8 BOOMTOWN CASINO — Brandon Foret, 9:30

BOURBON COWBOY TOO — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 CAROUSEL PIANO BAR & LOUNGE — John Autin, 9 CARROLLTON STATION — Groovocrats, 9:30

CHICKIE WAH WAH — Ray Bonneville, 8

CIRCLE BAR — Sam and Boone, 6 COLUMNS HOTEL — Fredy Omar, 8

DAVENPORT LOUNGE — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 D.B.A. — Colin Lake Trio, 7; Thomas Johnson & the People, 10

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Loren Pickford, 9:30

THE FAMOUS DOOR — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3

FUNKY PIRATE — Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8:30 HI-HO LOUNGE — Stooges Brass Band, 9:30

HOSTEL NEW ORLEANS — Uniquity feat. Slangston Hughes and Elliot Luv, 11

HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — River City Extension, 9

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Roman Skakun, 5; Shamarr Allen, 8 JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Jimmy James, 2; Captain Leo, 7 KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, 4; Death by Orgasm, 8:30

LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP — Mike Hood, 9 LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Soul Rebels, 11

LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Al Hebert, 4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9 THE MAISON — Kristina Morales, 6; Magnetic Ear, 10

MAPLE LEAF BAR — The Trio, 10

OAK — Honey Island Swamp Trio, 8

OLD OPERA HOUSE — Bonoffs, 4; Vibe, 8:30

OLD POINT BAR — Blues Frenzy, 6:30; Larry Hall Band, 9

Barbecue Swingers, 11

BMC — Caroline Fourmy & Her Jazz Band, 7; Rue Fiya, 10; Young Pinstripe Brass Band, 1 a.m. BOMBAY CLUB — Amanda Walker, 6; Banu Gibson & Trio, 9:30

BOOMTOWN CASINO — Groovy 7, 9:30

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Duke Heitger & Tim Laughlin feat. Crescent City Joymakers, 8

CAROUSEL PIANO BAR & LOUNGE — John Autin, 9

RALPH’S ON THE PARK — Joe Krown, 5

CHICKIE WAH WAH — Amy Trail, 5; Paul Sanchez, 8; Geraniums, 10

PRESERVATION HALL — Paulin Brothers Brass Band, 8

ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, 8:30 SHAMROCK BAR — Claude Bryant Allstars, 9

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Jolly House feat. Ed Volker & Joe Cabral, 8 & 10 SPECKLED T’S — Harvey Jesus & Fire, 7 SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; New Orleans Moonshiners, 10

TELLO’S BISTRO — Jerry Nuccio, 5 TROPICAL ISLE BAYOU CLUB — T’Canaille, 9 TROPICAL ISLE BOURBON — Mark Barrett, 5; Debbie & the Deacons, 9

TROPICAL ISLE ORIGINAL — Mark Penton, 1; Butch Fields Band, 5; Late as Usual, 9 VAUGHAN’S — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

WINDSOR COURT HOTEL (POLO CLUB LOUNGE) — Zaza, 6 YUKI IZAKAYA — Norbert Slama Trio, 8

Friday 21 12 BAR — WIlson & Moore, 8; John Lisi & Delta Funk, 10 ALLWAYS LOUNGE — Clouds, Future Twin, 10

ANDREA’S CAPRI BLU LOUNGE — Philip Melancon, 8

AUSTIN’S RESTAURANT — Scott Kyser, 6:30 BABYLON LOUNGE — Broken Rubber Band, Drapers, 10

BANKS STREET BAR — Sick Like Sinatra, 10 BAYOU BAR AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL — Armand St. Martin, 7

BAYOU PARK BAR — Jonathan “Dragon” Cushionberry, 10

BEACH HOUSE — Bobby Cure & the Summertime Blues, 9 BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7 BJ’S LOUNGE — Little Freddie King, 10:30 BLUE NILE — Mykia Jovan & Jason Butler, 8; Bottoms Up Blues Gang (upstairs), 9; Kermit Ruffins & the

CARROLLTON STATION — Songwriter Showcase feat. Cortland Burke, Craig Paddock and others, 9

CIRCLE BAR — Jim O. & Sporadic Fanatics, 6

CLUB 7140 — Michael Ward, 8 COLUMNS HOTEL — Alex Bachari Trio, 5

DAVENPORT LOUNGE — Jeremy Davenport, 9 D.B.A. — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Reverend John Wilkins & Eric Deaton, 10

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Eric Traub Trio, 10 DRAGON’S DEN — Lady Baby Miss USA 2000, 10

THE EMBERS “ORIGINAL” BOURBON HOUSE — Curtis Binder, 6 EMERIL’S DELMONICO — Bob Andrews, 7 EUCLID RECORDS — Raphael Bas, 5:30 FELIPE’S TAQUERIA — Fredy Omar con su Banda, 10

FUNKY PIRATE — Mark Penton, 4:30; Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8:30 GATTUSO’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR AND RESTAURANT — Chicken on the Bone, 6 THE GREEN ROOM — For Karma, 10

HERMES BAR — Sasha Masakowski & Sidewalk Strutters, 9:30 & 11

HOUSE OF BLUES — Irvin Mayfield & New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, 9 HOUSE OF BLUES (PARISH) — Casey Donahew Band, 9 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Professor Piano feat. Tom Worrell, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Colin Lake, 2; Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 7

KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1; Death by Orgasm, 8:30 LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Tom McDermott, 7; 007, 11

LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Dwight Breland, 4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9

THE MAISON — Clarence & Funky People, 5; Some Like It Hot!, 7; Young Pinstripe Brass Band, 10; Yojimbo, midnight

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THE EMBERS “ORIGINAL” BOURBON HOUSE — Curtis Binder, 6

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Nattie, 8; Frans Schumann, 9; Jule Yen, 10

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MAPLE LEAF BAR — J the Savage, 10

MARKET CAFE — Andy K. & Bobby Love, 4:30

MUDLARK THEATRE — Books 2 Prisoners Benefit feat. Crackbox, Sparrowhead, Firebrand, Fast Boyfriends, 7

TUE OPEN MIC COMEDY NIGHT 8:30PM 1/18 WED BRASS-A-HOLICS 9PM 1/19

DJ JIVE & DJ SPIN 11PM

THU LYNN DRURY 8PM 1/20 FRI WILSON & MOORE 8PM

1/21

JOHN LISI & DELTA FUNK 10PM

SAT SOUL SECT 8PM 1/22 LIQUID PEACE REVOLUTION 9PM SUN FREDDIE OMAR CON SU BANDA 1/23 6PM

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NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Damn Hippies, 7; Gallivan Burwell, 9; Gina Forsyth, 10

OAK — Christina Perez, 6; Mike Kobrin Trio, 10 OLD OPERA HOUSE — Bonoffs, 1; Vibe, 8:30

OLD POINT BAR — Lil Red & Big Bad, 9:30 OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — Jack Yoder, Greg “Lil G” Rosary, 6 ONE EYED JACKS — R. Scully’s Rough 7, Happy Talk Band, Testaverde, 7

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Clive Wilson & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 PELICAN CLUB — Sanford Hinderlie, 7

PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 REPUBLIC NEW ORLEANS — SoleFresh, 11

ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 9:30 SHAMROCK BAR — Gaynielle Neville & friends, 10

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Ellis Marsalis Quartet, 8 & 10

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SPECKLED T’S — Blue Eyed Soul Revue, 8

30

sunday • 1/16

Showcasing Local Music

open jam niTe

MON 1/17

Papa Grows Funk

wednesday • 1/19

TUE 1/18

Rebirth Brass Band

beTH paTTeRson irish songs

THuRsday • 1/20

Claude bRya nT

a l l s Ta r s FRIday • 1/21

gaynielle neville and friendS

saTuRday • 1/22

kIpoRI woods “baby wolf”

WED 1/19

Brian Stoltz

THU The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, 1/20 George Porter,Jr. & Skeri K.

J the Savage

FRI 1/21

CD Release Party

SAT 1/22

Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit

SUN 1/23

Joe Krown Trio

feat. Russell Batiste & Walter Wolfman Washington

23 pool Tables, pIng pong, daRTs

New Orleans Best Every Night!

4133 S. Carrollton ave

8316 Oak Street · New Orleans 70118

(@ Tulane)

301-0938

(504) 866-9359

www.themapleleafbar.com

— Philip Melancon, 8

APPLE BARREL — Peter Orr, 7

AUSTIN’S RESTAURANT — Scott Kyser, 6:30

BABYLON LOUNGE — Black Market Halos, Poltern Kinder, No Room for Saints, 10 BANKS STREET BAR — City Zoo, Mumbles, 10 BAYOU BAR AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL — Armand St. Martin, 7

BAYOU PARK BAR — Yojimbo, 10

BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7 BLUE NILE — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Feufollet, 10

BMC — New Orleans Jazz Series, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 6:30; One Mind Brass Band, 9:30; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, 12:30 a.m. BOMBAY CLUB — Jeff Greenberg, 6; Bourbon Street Jazz Band, 9:30

BOOMTOWN CASINO — Aaron Foret, 9:30 CAFE ATCHAFALAYA — Atchafalaya All Stars, 11 a.m. CAFE ROSE NICAUD — Troy Sawyer, 8

CAROUSEL PIANO BAR & LOUNGE — John Autin, 9

CARROLLTON STATION — Chuck Credo Blues Society, 9:30 CHICKIE WAH WAH — Yvette Landry Band, 9 CIRCLE BAR — Jazzholes, 6

SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6:30; New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, 10

CLEVER WINE BAR — Scott Sanders feat. Olivier Bou, 8

TIPITINA’S — Radiators, Honey Island Swamp Band, 10

DAVENPORT LOUNGE — Jeremy Davenport, 9

ST. ROCH TAVERN — The Way, 9

TOMMY’S WINE BAR — Tommy’s Latin Jazz Band feat. Matthew Shilling, 9

TROPICAL ISLE BAYOU CLUB — Can’t Hardly Play Boys, 1; T’Canaille, 9 TROPICAL ISLE BOURBON — Captain Leo, 1; Mojo Trio, 5; Debbie & the Deacons, 9 TROPICAL ISLE ORIGINAL — Butch Fields Band, 1; Big Feets, 5; Late as Usual, 9

VOILÀ — Mario Abney Quartet, 5 WINDSOR COURT HOTEL (POLO CLUB LOUNGE) — Zaza, 6; Anais St. John, 9

YELLOW MOON BAR — Michael James & His Lonesome, 9

Saturday 22 12 BAR — Soul Sect, 8; Liquid Peace Revolution, 9

407 NORTH — Chad Reeves, 8 ALLWAYS LOUNGE — Brett Randell, 10

ANDREA’S CAPRI BLU LOUNGE

COCONUT CLUB — Uncle Wayne Daigrepont, 7:30 COLUMNS HOTEL — Andy Rogers & guest, 8

D.B.A. — John Boutte, 8; Soul Rebels Brass Band, 11

DECKBAR & GRILLE — Miche & MixMavens, 8

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Courtyard Kings feat. Kristina Morales, 10 DRAGON’S DEN — Louisiana Dubstep, 10

THE EMBERS “ORIGINAL” BOURBON HOUSE — Curtis Binder, 6 EMERIL’S DELMONICO — Bob Andrews, 7

FUNKY PIRATE — Mark Penton, 4:30; Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8:30 HERMES BAR — Luke WinslowKing, 9:30 & 11 HI-HO LOUNGE — 007, 10

HOUSE OF BLUES — Wintertime Showcase feat. L-O-U, SoleFresh, 9 HOWLIN’ WOLF — Anders Osborne, 11

HOWLIN’ WOLF NORTHSHORE — Cathercist, His Name Was Yesterday, Downslave, 9

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Glen David Andrews, 8; Brass-a-Holics, midnight

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Joe Bennett, 2; Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 5 KERRY IRISH PUB — Wilson & Moore, 5

KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1; Death by Orgasm, 8:30

LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP — Mike Hood, 9 LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Ernie Vincent & the Top Notes, 11

LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Jason Bishop, 4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9 LOUISIANA MUSIC FACTORY — Destiny, 2; John Berthelot, 3

THE MAISON — Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Glasgow, Prom Date, Big History, 10

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Col. Bruce Hampton & the Fiji Mariners, 10 MARKET CAFE — Andy K. & Bobby Love, 4:30

MULATE’S CAJUN RESTAURANT — Bayou DeVille, 7 NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Buddy Mann, 8; Summertown, 9; Jesse Dupuy, 10 OAK — Ingrid Lucia, 8

OLD OPERA HOUSE — Bonoffs, 1; Vibe, 8:30

OLD POINT BAR — Jesse Moore Band, 9:30 ONE EYED JACKS — Eric Lindell, 9 PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8

PEACHES RECORDS — Raphael Bas, 11 a.m. PELICAN CLUB — Sandford Hinderlie, 7

PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 RITZ-CARLTON — Catherine Anderson, 1

ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Boogie Men, 9:30 SHAMROCK BAR — Kipori “Baby Wolf” Woods, 10

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Carol Fran & David Torkanowsky, 8 & 10 SPECKLED T’S — Cypress, 8

SPOTTED CAT — Luke WinslowKing, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Dominic Grillo & the Frenchmen Street AllStars, 10 THREE MUSES — Raphael Bas, 7

TIPITINA’S — Radiators, Walrus, 10 TOMMY’S WINE BAR — Julio & Caesar, 10 TOOLOULA’S — Midlife Crisis, 10

TROPICAL ISLE BAYOU CLUB — Can’t Hardly Play Boys, 1; T’Canaille, 9

OLD POINT BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Blues Frenzy Acoustic Session, 3:30

12 BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fredy Omar con su Banda, 6

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lucien Barbarin & Mark Braud feat. Sunday Night Swingers, 8

APPLE BARREL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;voire Spectacle feat. Seguenon Kone, 10:30

PRESERVATION HALL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tommy Sanctonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New Orleans Jazz Band, 8

ALLWAYS LOUNGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Magnetic Ear, 7

ARNAUDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FRENCH 75 BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gumbo Trio, 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 BAYOU PARK BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Johnny Angel, 9 BLUE NILE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mainline, 10

BMC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nola Music Series, 1; Gal Holiday, 6; Andy J. Forest, 9; Sweet Jones, midnight BOMBAY CLUB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jeff Greenberg, 6

CAFE NEGRIL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Smoky Greenwell & the Blues Gnus, 10

CHAMPIONS SPORTS PUB & GRILL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sam Cammarata, 8

CIRCLE BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Micah McKee & Loren Murrell, 7 D.B.A. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Palmetto Bug Stompers, 7; Panorama Jazz Band, 10 DONNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BAR & GRILL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jesse McBride & the Next Generation Jazz Band, 9

THE EMBERS â&#x20AC;&#x153;ORIGINALâ&#x20AC;? BOURBON HOUSE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Curtis Binder, 6 FINNEGANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EASY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Laissez Faire, 3

FRENCH QUARTER PIZZERIA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nervous Dwayne, 8

FUNKY PIRATE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mark Penton, 4:30; Willie Lockett & All Purpose Blues Band, 8:30 HOWLINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; WOLF (THE DEN) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hot 8 Brass Band, 9

IRVIN MAYFIELDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 7

JIMMY BUFFETTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Irving Bannisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All-Stars, 2; Cindy Chen, 7 KRAZY KORNER â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1; Death by Orgasm, 8:30 LE PAVILLON HOTEL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Philip Melancon, 8:30 a.m.

RALPHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ON THE PARK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Joe Krown, 11:30 a.m. SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John Doheny & the Professors of Pleasure CD release, 8 & 10

SPECKLED Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Harvey Jesus & Fire, 5 SPOTTED CAT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rights of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & friends, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sound, 10

TIPITINAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cajun Fais Do Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30 TROPICAL ISLE BAYOU CLUB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Hardly Play Boys, 5; Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Canaille, 9

TROPICAL ISLE BOURBON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Marc Stone, 1; Mark Barrett, 5; Debbie & the Deacons, 9

TROPICAL ISLE ORIGINAL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Butch Fields Band, 1; Rhythm & Rain, 5; Late as Usual, 9

VOILĂ&#x20AC; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mario Abney Quartet, 9 a.m. WINDSOR COURT HOTEL (POLO CLUB LOUNGE) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mario Abney Quartet, 6

YUKI IZAKAYA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Luke Winslow King, 7

Monday 24 APPLE BARREL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sam Cammarata, 8

BACCHANAL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jonathan Freilich, 7:30

BANKS STREET BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;awlins Johnnys, 10 BJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LOUNGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; King James & the Special Men, 10

BMC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fun in the Pocket feat. Mayumi Shara & Reinaldo, 6; Smoky Greenwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monday Night Blues Jam, 9:30 CAFE ATCHAFALAYA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Burke Ingraffia, Dr. Danny Acosta, 7 CHICKIE WAH WAH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tom McDermott, 8

LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jason Bishop, 4:30; Lacy Blackledge, 9

D.B.A. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Glen David Andrews, 9

THE MAISON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dave Easley, 5; Margie Perez, 10

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John Fohl, 9:30

MADIGANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Anderson/ Easley Project, 9

DONNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BAR & GRILL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Les Getrex & the Blues All-Star Band, 9

IRVIN MAYFIELDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bob French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 JIMMY BUFFETTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Truman Holland, 2; Brint Anderson, 7

19 GRUNGE JAZZ TRIO

9PM

JAN CLASSIC COUNTRY THURSDAYS WITH

20 RON HOTSTREAM & THE F-HOLES

9PM

21

JAN JONATHAN â&#x20AC;&#x153;DRAGONâ&#x20AC;? CUSHIONBERRY R&B FRIDAYS

10PM

JAN

22 YOJIMBO FUNK & SOUL

10PM

JAN

JOHNNY ANGEL

TBD

23

SUNDAY SWING NIGHT

542 S. JEFF DAVIS PKWY

MAPLE LEAF BAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Papa Grows Funk, 10

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NOW SHOWING BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) — The museum screens a 4-D

film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater BLACK SWAN (R) — Darren Aronofsky directs Natalie Portman as a veteran ballerina whose psyche begins to crumble after nabbing the lead role in Swan Lake. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER (PG) — The latest

installment in the C.S. Lewis book series continues Edmund and Lucy Pevensie’s Narnia adventures. AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

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Gwyneth Paltrow stars as an alcoholic, emotionally unstable country star who embarks on a tour to save her career. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 DEEP SEA (NR) — Audiences experience the depths of the ocean. Entergy IMAX THE DILEMMA (PG-13) — Ron Howard directs Kevin James, Vince Vaughn and Winona Ryder in the comedy about a man who discovers his best friend’s wife is having an affair. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 DINOSAURS ALIVE! (NR) — David Clark helms a CGI jaunt in a Jurassic park. Entergy IMAX, Kenner MegaDome THE FIGHTER (R) — Mark Wahlberg stars as boxer “Irish”

A ROOM WITH A VIEW Micky Ward, a world lightweight champion trained by his brother (Christian Bale). AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies

GRAND CANYON: RIVER AT RISK (NR) — Robert Redford narrates

a 15-day river-rafting trip that highlights the beauty of the Colorado River. Entergy IMAX

THE GREEN HORNET (PG-13) —

After his media mogul father dies, a directionless playboy (Seth Rogan) decides to fight crime. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 GULLIVER’S TRAVELS (PG) — Jack Black stars as a modern-day Gulliver, who is mistakenly assigned a travel piece on the Bermuda Triangle and finds himself trapped on an island of tiny people. AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 (PG13) — The Hogwarts gang sets

out to find and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s vitality. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14

THE HEART SPECIALIST (NR) — Zoe Saldana stars in the dra-

matic comedy about a group of first-year medical students and their secretive chief resident. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9

HOW DO YOU KNOW (PG-13) — An athlete past her prime

(Reese Witherspoon) finds herself in a love triangle with a baseball player and a corporate executive. Grand

I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS (R) — The film is based on the life

of Steven Jay Russell, played by Jim Carrey, a newly out-of-thecloset con artist who escaped from Texas prisons four times to be reunited with his former cellmate. Canal Place THE KING’S SPEECH (R) — Colin Firth stars as King George VI, who unexpectedly becomes king when his brother Edward relinquishes the throne. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC

Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14, Prytania LITTLE FOCKERS (PG-13) — In the third installment of the comedy series, Greg and Pam Focker’s entire family descends for their twins’ birthday, and misunderstandings and spying missions abound. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 RABBIT HOLE (PG-13) — The adaptation of David LindsayAbaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play stars Aaron Eckhart and Nicole Kidman as a couple whose young son dies in an accident. Canal Place SEASON OF THE WITCH (PG-13) — Nicolas Cage stars in the

film about a girl who, after being accused of witchcraft, is sent to a secluded monastery where monks will try to rid her of the curse. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 TANGLED (PG) — Mandy Moore is the voice of Rapunzel, the princess with magical golden hair, in Disney’s animated musical comedy. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE TOURIST (PG-13) — An American tourist (Johnny Depp) in Italy gets caught in a dangerous situation when a woman with ulterior motives (Angelina Jolie) intentionally crosses his path. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9 TRON: LEGACY (PG) — A 27-yearold searching for his video game developer father (Jeff Bridges) gets drawn into a stunning digital world. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 TRUE GRIT (PG-13) — A 14-yearold girl, a U.S. marshal and a Texas ranger try to track down her father’s murderer in the Coen brothers’ adaptation of the Charles Portis novel. AMC

Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 YOGI BEAR (PG) — The famous cartoon bear and his pal Boo Boo try to keep Jellystone Park from closing. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

OPENING FRIDAY BRAN NU DAE (PG) — Geoffrey

Rush stars in the film adaptation of the Australian musical about a boy who escapes boarding school and begins a journey back home.

NO STRINGS ATTACHED (R) —

Two friends (Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher) try to have a strictly sexual relationship, but the arrangement becomes more complicated than they expected. THE TILLMAN STORY (R) — The documentary tells the story of Pat Tillman, a man who gave up his professional football career to enlist in the Army, and whose death while in service was surrounded by controversy.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS BHUTTO (NR) — The documen-

tary explores the life of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman to lead a Muslim nation. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. zeitgeistinc.net BILOXI BLUES (PG-13) — In the film based on the Neil Simon play, a group of young recruits endure training under an unstable drill sergeant in Biloxi, Miss. during World War II. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944 BRIT WIT — The Big Top screens British comedies every week. 7

p.m. Tuesday, 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com GREEN SCREEN — The Green Project and the Charitable Film Network screen Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai for its monthly environmental film series. Free admission. 7 p.m. Thursday, Green Project, 2831 Marais St., 945-0240; www. thegreenproject.org IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (NR) —

Frank Capra directs Clark Gable in the film about a spoiled heiress who runs away from home and the reporter who falls for her. Tickets $5.50. Noon Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania.com LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (NR)—

The film tells the story of polarizing figure Thomas Edward Lawrence, from his times as a young intelligence officer to his role in destroying the Ottoman Empire. Tickets $5.50. Noon Saturday-Sunday and Jan. 26, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com

PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE (PG) — Pee-Wee Herman finds him-

self on a cross-country journey after his beloved bicycle is stolen. Tickets $8. Midnight FridaySaturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com

THE TIME THAT REMAINS (NR) — Elia Suleiman’s semi-

autobiographical film, in four episodes, portrays the daily life of Arabs in Israel through the story of his family. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7

Country Strong (PG-13)

Gwyneth Paltrow stars as a country singer trying to save her career. © 2011 SONY PICTURES

p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net

WASTE LAND (NR) — Brooklynbased artist Vik Muniz returns to his native Brazil, where he photographs the eclectic band of catadores who salvage materials from the world’s largest garbage dump. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc. net AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), 429-9090; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), 734-2020; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), 734-2020; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), 734-2020; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992 ; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 6411889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, 468-7231; Prytania, 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 527-6012

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LISTINGS

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET

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ART

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Deadline: noon Monday Submissions edited for space

GALLERIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY. 1638 Clio St., 569-

2700; www.3rcp.com — “My Louisiana: Laud, Laud, LandLaud,” works by Jimmy Descant, through Jan. 29. ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 — “A Fresh

Look at the Flower,” paintings, ceramics and photographs by gallery artists, through March 26. ANTENNA GALLERY. 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www.antennagallery.org — “Machines

on Paper,” works on paper, kinetic drawing machines and power tools by James W. Goedert, through Feb. 5.

ANTON HAARDT FOLK GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.antonart.com — Works

by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others, ongoing. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings by

Andy Dahl, jewelry by Gerry White and Melissa Myers and works by Matilde Alberny, through Jan. 30. ART GALLERY 818. 818 Royal St., 524-6918 — Paintings, sculp-

ture and jewelry by local artists Noel Rockmore, Michael Fedor, Xavier de Callatay, Charles Bazzell, Bambi deVille and Ritchie Fitzgerald, ongoing.

graphs 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. Glass sculpture by Gene Koss, through Feb. 19.

BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 525-2767; www.barristersgallery.com — Works by

Rajko Radovanovich, through Feb. 5.

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. BRYANT GALLERIES. 316 Royal St., 525-5584; www.bryantgalleries.com — Paintings by Dean

Mitchell, 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

There is a longstanding if sometimes artificial separation between visual art and music. This Resounding show, curated by former musician and Prospect New Orleans founder and director Dan Cameron, explores the hazy frontier where art and music meet. While music is pervasive here, the work is mostly silent though not without resonance. Describing the dramatic silence in the immediate aftermath of a performance, Cameron says, “With the sudden absence, other senses rush to fill the void.” That silence, the musical equivalent of the visual artist’s “negative space,” is eloquently embodied in Rhona Bitner’s large color photographs of empty performance spaces. In Newport Music Hall (pictured), the glow of stage lights is reflected off the contours of a vast baroque ceiling medallion, but in the absence of an audience the silence is deafening — as it is in the gaudy intimacy of Red’s Lounge, in Clarksdale, Miss., where Robert Johnson’s ghost would surely feel at home. Los Angeles artist Sean Duffy adds time and technology to the mix in modified LP album jackets arranged in op art patterns, expressing nostalgia for music technologies of the past. Nearby, a vintage DJ turntable with no tone arm stands as a monument to the sounds of silence. Old records also appear in New Yorker Ted Riederer’s installation of vinyl LPs molded into human skulls wearing their labels like skullcaps. Guarded by St. Antipode, a Darth Vaderish sculpture also molded from old LPs, they evoke the sensibilities of the death metal genre. Vancouver artist Tim Lee remixes the 1970s works of Neil Young and Steve Martin in a fictitious if understated LP double album, and in the back room a video by Turkish artist Fikret Akay employs the ambient sounds and images of religious students as they pace the floor and chant Scripture in what amounts to an ambulatory Tower of Babel. This inverts the approach of the other artists, whose silent objects and images convey the inner music of the visual imagination. — D. Eric Bookhardt

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Post-Impressionist schools, ongoing. CANARY GALLERY. 329 Julia St., 388-7746; www.thecanarycollective.com — Photographs

and paintings by Blake Haney, Zack Smith, Rob Davis and Sara Gordon, through Feb. 3.

CARDINAL GALLERY. 541 Bourbon St., 522-3227 — Exhibition

of Italian artists featuring works by Bruno Paoli and Andrea Stella, ongoing.

CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery.com — “Connextions,” works by Veronique Molinier, through Jan. 29. CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., 524-0671; www.casellartgallery. com — Pastels by Joaquim

Casell; etchings by Sage; oils by Charles Ward; all ongoing.

COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; www.

FEB 9

Scotty K featuring Lee Adams Bob Biggerstaff featuring Chase Durousseau

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LIVE MUSIC • 9:30pm

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JAN 21 Groovy 7

JAN 28 Junior & Sumtin Sneaky

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SATURDAYS LIVE MUSIC • 9:30pm

JAN 22 Aaron Foret FEB 5 The Chee Weez

RESOUNDING: PROSPECT.1.5 GROUP EXHIBITION Through January Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www.jonathanferraragallery.com

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coleprattgallery.com — “New Horizons,” impressionistic oil paintings by John Stanford, through Jan. 29. COLLECTIVE WORLD ART COMMUNITY. Poydras Center, 650 Poydras St., 339-5237 — Paintings from the Blue

Series by Joseph Pearson, ongoing.

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

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expressionist paintings by Busch, through Feb. 3.

DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “Year One: Orange Blos-

som,” a group exhibition featuring 20 artists, through Feb. 5.

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DUTCH ALLEY ARTIST’S CO-OP GALLERY. 912 N. Peters St., 412-9220; www. dutchalleyonline.com — Works by

BLUE EYED SOUL REVUE

New Orleans 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. FRAMIN’ PLACE & GALLERY. 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-3311; www. nolaframing.com — Prints by Tommy

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Thompson, Phillip Sage, James Michalopoulos and others, ongoing.

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

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D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “Incidental Journey,” abstract

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THE DARKROOM. 1927 Sophie Wright Place, 522-3211; www.neworleansdarkroom.com — “Newsworthy,” works by Colin Miller in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through January.

JAZZ BRUNCH 11-2PM HARVEY JESUS & FIRE 5-8PM

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THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront.org — “Farewells and

Introductions,” a group exhibition featuring the Bare Hands Collective, curated by John Fields, through Feb. 8.

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 art by more than 50 artists, ongoing.

by Brian Waitman, through Feb. 6.

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

Hybrid,” a group exhibition for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 27.

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. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www. jeanbragg.com — “Gulf Coast Lexi-

con,” watercolors, pastels and ceramics by Chris Stebly, through January.

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 — “Schemata,” works by Susan Dory, ongoing.

Drue Hardegree, Erica Dewey, John Womack, Sontina, Lorraine Jones and S. Lee, ongoing. POET’S GALLERY. 3113 Magazine St., 899-4100 — “Southern Isolation,”

photographs by Anna Hrnjak and E. Paul Julien, through Jan. 28. REINA GALLERY. 4132 Magazine St., 895-0022; www.reinaart.com —

“Vintage New Orleans Artists,” watercolors, etchings and folk art; “Patrons Saints,” works by Shelley Barberot; both ongoing. 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.

ROSETREE GLASS STUDIO & GALLERY. 446 Vallette St., Algiers Point, 366-3602; www.rosetreeglass.com —

KAKO GALLERY. 536 Royal St., 5655445; www.kakogallery.com — Paint-

Linde, ongoing.

“Facade,” photographs by Lesley Wells, ongoing.

ings by Don Picou and Stan Fontaine; “Raku” by Joy Gauss; 3-D wood sculpture by Joe Derr; all ongoing.

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 specializes

in 18th and 19th century European oil paintings by artists from the French Salon and Royal Academy as well as French Impressionists. L9 CENTER FOR THE ARTS. 539 Caffin Ave., 948-0056 — “Faces of Treme,”

works by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun, ongoing.

LE DESIGNS LLC. 3512 Magazine St., 373-6413 — Jewelry by Vicki, paintings by Peter Drasutis and furniture by Whilite Design, through March 31.

RUSTY PELICAN ART. 4031 St. Claude Ave., 218-5727; www.rustypelicanart. com — Works by Travis and Lexi SALONE DELL’ARTES ARTEMISIA. 3000 Royal St., 481-5113 — “I Genti H2O,”

works by Shmuela Padnos, ongoing. SHEILA’S FINE ART STUDIO. 1427 N. Johnson St., 473-3363; www.sheilaart. com — Works by Sheila Phipps,

ongoing.

SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Ouroboros,” drawings, paintings and sculpture by Anthony Carriere, through Feb. 15. SLIDELL ART LEAGUE GALLERY. Historic Slidell Train Depot, 1827 Front St., Suite 201, (985) 847-9458 — “Out

of the Blue,” a group exhibition and competition, through Feb. 3.

SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www.sorengallery. com — Landscapes and mixed media by Luc Leestemaker, through January.

LE PETIT SALON DE NEW ORLEANS. 906 Royal St., 524-5700 — Paintings

ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyart.org — “Lost Landscapes,” sculpture by

LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries. com — Works by Emily Sartor for

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

Prospect.1.5, through Feb. 19. “Corpus Cupiditas,” works by Steve Teeters, through Feb. 26.

GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., 616-7427; www. goodchildrengallery.com — Works by Stephen Collier and Tameka Norris for Prospect.1.5, through Feb. 6.

PEARL ART GALLERY. 4421 Magazine St., 228-5840 — Works by Cindy and

Hand-blown glasswork, ongoing.

THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery.com — “Eat, Drink

Jose-Maria Cundin, through Jan. 29.

national artists, ongoing.

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

by Holly Sarre, ongoing.

GEORGE SCHMIDT GALLERY. 626 Julia St., 592-0206; www.georgeschmidt.com — Paintings by George Schmidt, ongoing.

Mon 11am-9pm Tue-Thur 11am-12am (midnight) Fri & Sat 11am-2am • Sun 11am-8pm

HOME SPACE GALLERY. 1128 St. Roch Ave — “The Cumulous,” paper work

GALLERY BIENVENU. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www.gallerybienvenu.com — “Twelve Anti-Portraits,” works by

& Be Merry,” a group invitational exhibit featuring 14 artists, through March 6.

158 S. Military Road Slidell, LA 985-646-1728

HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 525-7300; www.heriardcimino. com — “Drop, Half Drop,” paintings by Deborah Pelias; “Dreaming on a World,” large-scale ink drawings by Ralph Bourque for Prospect.1.5; both through Feb. 2.

LOUISIANA ARTWORKS. 818 Howard Ave., Suite 300, 571-7373; www. louisianaartworks.org — “Visions

of Excellence,” an exhibition by Pictures of the Year International in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Feb. 11.

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. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.octaviaartgallery.com — Isidore Newman School student show, through Jan. 29. ONE SUN GALLERY. 616 Royal St., (800) 501-1151 — Works by local and

Jeff Mickey, through Jan. 29.

Choosing My Confessions,” mixed media by Charly Palmer, through March 31.

STEVE MARTIN STUDIO. 624 Julia St., 566-1390; www.stevemartinfineart. com — Contemporary sculpture and paintings by Steve Martin and other Louisiana artists, ongoing. STUDIO BFG. 2627 Desoto St., 9420200; www.studiobfg.com — “Peel

Sessions: First Installment,” works by Tina Stanley, ongoing. TAYLOR BERCIER FINE ART. 233 Chartres St., 527-0072 — “Suffer Little Children,” paintings and collages by Dona Lief; “Assignations,” paintings by Ann Hornback; “What Bugs Me,” sculpture by Andrew Bascle; all through March 15. THOMAS MANN GALLERY I/O. 1812 Magazine St., 581-2113; www. thomasmann.com — “Where’s the

Money?” group exhibit interpreting the economy, ongoing.

CALL FOR ARTISTS FEMME FEST. The Jazz and Heritage Foundation and the Women’s Caucus for Art of Louisiana seeks female artists residing in Louisiana for the March exhibition. Email phyllisparun@yahoo.com for details. LAND, CURRENTS AND UNDERCURRENTS. The annual Grand Isle juried

exhibition to be held in April seeks entries. Visit www.gicdt.org for details. Submission deadline is Feb. 1.

MUSEUMS ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — “Ashe in Retrospect: 1998-2008,” 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. “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” studentcreated quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www. hnoc.org — “Seventh Ward: People,

Places and Traditions,” a group exhibition in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through February. “Drawn to Life: Al Hirschfeld and the Theater of Tennessee Williams,” drawings by Hirschfeld, through April 2.

LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www. longuevue.com — “Untitled No. 6029,” sculpture by Eric Dallimore, through February. “All That Glitters,” an exhibition of Carnival jewelry, through March 13. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org — “Great Collec-

tors/Great Donors: The Making of the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1910-2010”, through Sunday. “Deja Vu All Over Again: Generic Art Solutions;” “Selections from Project 35” videos selected by Independent Curators International; both through Feb. 13. “The Most Beautiful Day of My Youth,” photographs by Bernard Faucon, through March 13. “Residents and Visitors: 20th Century Photographs of Louisiana,” a collaboration with the Historic New Orleans Collection, through March 27.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. ogdenmuseum.org — “Big-Hearted

Pots,” ceramic pots by Mark Hewitt; “North Carolina Craft Now,” an exhibition by the Center for Southern Craft and Design; both through April 10. “A Life in Glass,” glass vessels by Richard Ritter; “Selections from ‘Partial to Home,’” photographs by Birney Imes; both through April 15.

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TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE. Actor’s

Theatre of New Orleans, WTIX-FM Building, second floor, 4539 N. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 456-4111 — The play is based on Mitch Albom’s account of his visits with his former college professor who had Lou Gehrig’s disease. Tickets $20 general admission, $18 students and seniors. 7:30 p.m Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 30.

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THEATER 6X6. Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812 — Six playwrights get a topic and one week to write a 10-minute-long play. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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ALMOST AN EVENING.

NOCCA|Riverfront, Nims Blackbox Theatre, 2800 Chartres St. — The NOLA Project presents Ethan Coen’s trio of plays sharing an underlying theme of hell. Call 940-2875 or visit www.facebook.com/thenolaproject for details. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Feb. 5.

ALWAYS SATURDAY. AllWays Lounge,

2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www.marignytheatre.org — In R.J. Tsarov’s play,a man takes an experimental antidepressant drug and ends up in a strange alternate reality. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. FridaySunday through Jan. 29. BREAKING LEGS. Rivertown Reper-

tory Theatre, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 468-7221 — A professor and fledgling playwright turns to the mafia to fund his latest work. Tickets $30 general admission, $28 students and seniors, $15 children. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 6.

DOUBLEWIDE LUST. La Nuit Comedy

THE EXCEPTION AND THE RULE. Elm

Theatre, 220 Julia St., 218-0055; www.elmtheatre.org — Bertolt Brecht’s short play is about a rich merchant who embarks on a trek with his servant. Visit www. neutralgroundensemble.org for details. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

FANTASTIC MISTER FOX. Contem-

porary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www.cacno.org — Roald Dahl’s adventure comes to life in a cardboard catacomb set. Tickets $20. Runs through Feb. 20. Days and times vary; visit the CAC website for details.

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY. Slidell Little

Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, (985) 641-0324; www.slidelllittletheatre.org — Gerard Alessandrini’s rapid-fire revue of Broadway musicals. Tickets $19 general admission, $14 children. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 6. GOODNIGHT MOON. Teatro Wego,

177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 885-2000; www.jpas.org — The classic children’s bedtime story comes to life in the stage musical. Friday night performances offer free cookies

Gonzo Comedy Is there a fortune to be made marketing Viagra to vampires? Perhaps, according to Fear and Loathing in New Orleans, a sketch comedy show on the boards at La Nuit Comedy Theater. “Vampire men are lousy lovers,” a female vampire says to a friend she has transformed into one of the undead. “They have no blood. Think about it. No blood, no erection!” La Nuit occupies a comfortable, ramshackle storefront on Freret Street, and Fear and Loathing fits in well with its bohemian aura. The short, amusing pieces are performed by the actors/comedians who write them. La Nuit proprietor and artistic director Yvonne Landry is a cast member and director, and other participants are graduates of Bud Faust’s sketch-writing class. There’s nothing glitzy about the show. It’s up to the breezy, spirited clowning of Landry, Cecile Monteyne, George Mauer, Nelson Gonzalez and Josh Anderson to win over the audience. The sketches vary considerably. For instance, one scene featured a deceived girlfriend shouting furious invectives at her cheating boyfriend. We soon realize, however, that we are not meant to be seeing the flesh-and-blood girlfriend, but a videotape she’s made of herself and left for the boyfriend. Another skit featured a loudmouth Fox News reporter interviewing a soft-spoken but mulish guest from a conservative think tank. The show is ongoing and constantly evolving with new sketches working their way in to replace old ones. A recent evening featured a recurring sub-theme of afterlife with sketches involving vampires and zombies. Some of the skits’ characters returned a second or third time. Fear and Loathing is not improv, although you get the sense the cast is not strict about sticking to a script, and the looseness is part of the fun. This is not great theater in the tradition of Sophocles, but Plautus or the Marx Brothers might have enjoyed it. — Dalt Wonk

Fear and Loathing in New Orleans 8:30 p.m. Friday; ongoing La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com Tickets $10

and milk to those wearing pajamas. Tickets $25 general admission, $20 students and seniors, $15 children. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. SaturdaySunday through Jan. 30. MESHUGGAH-NUNS. Teatro Wego,

177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 885-2000; www.jpas.org — The sisters from Dan Goggin’s Nunsense series embark on a multi-faith cruise, and high-seas hijinks ensue. Tickets $1530. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 23.

REFLECTIONS: A MAN AND HIS TIME.

Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-7529; www.anthonybeantheater.com — Former Councilman Oliver Thomas tells his own story of crime, punishment and redemption. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 23. THIS IS OUR YOUTH. Tulane Univer-

sity, Lupin Theatre, 16 Newcomb Place — Three young adults in 1982 come to grips with the conflicting ideologies of the Regan-era. Tickets $12 general admission, $9 Tulane

BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin May-

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

LESLIE CASTAY: UNSCRIPTED. Le Chat

Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812 — Leslie Castay sings standards and Broadway classics. Tickets $30 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 29.

THE MIDNIGHT REVUE. Starlight

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

THE RICKY GRAHAM SHOW. Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812 — Graham, along with accompanist Jefferson Turner, leads a musical tour of New Orleans. Tickets $26 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Monday.

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SLOW BURN BURLESQUE. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf.com — The burlesque troupe hosts its Hatter’s Ball. Tickets $15 general admission, $20 VIP. 11 p.m. Friday.

DANCE ALONZO KING’S LINES.

NOCCA|Riverfront Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., 940-2787; www. nocca.com — The New Orleans Ballet Association presents the San Francisco-based company. Visit www.nobadance.com for details. Tickets $65. 2 p.m. Saturday. JOURNEYS. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse,

3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www.fairgrinds.com — Dancer and choreographer Alicia Morton performs a solo modern dance show. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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FAMILY Tuesday 18 KINDER GARDEN: WINTER IN THE GARDEN . Longue Vue House

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and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue.com â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Children and accompanying adults explore the world of insects through age-appropriate activities. Tickets $12 general admission, $10 members. Call 293-4722 or email lvaughn@longuevue.com for details. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Thursday 20 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of

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Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 5399600; www.ogdenmuseum.org â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Ogden offers art activities for kids during the weekly After Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Castle, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 468-7231 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The show features stories, comedy and lots of audience participation. Admission $5. 11:30 a.m. MARCH FOR BABIES FAMILY KICKOFF.

Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The kickoff event for the March of Dimesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; March for Babies walk in April features free carousel rides and family games. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Tuesday 18 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET.

Broadway Street Market, 200 Broadway St., 861-5898; www. marketumbrella.org â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CYBELE T. GONTAR . Maison

Montegut, 731 Royal St., 568-6941; lsm.crt.state.la.us â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The art historian explores Jose Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendozaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rare Louisiana Creole portrait â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Family of Dr. Joseph Montegut.â&#x20AC;? Admission $25 suggested donation. 6:30 p.m. DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE . Tulane-Lakeside

Hospital, 4700 South I-10 Service Road West, Metairie â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The peer support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Visit www.dbsaneworleans.org for details. 7:30 p.m.

EUCLID RECORDS TRIVIA NIGHT.

Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave.,

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BE THERE DO THAT 945-4446; www.hiholounge.net â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The game tests knowledge of New Orleans and non-New Orleans music trivia, and prizes include bar tabs, record store gift certificates and more. 8 p.m. Tuesdays. FRENCH QUARTER BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AWARDS & INSTALLATION DINNER . Royal

Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 586-0300; www.sonesta.com/ neworleans_royal â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The event introduces the 2011 board members, presents awards and features cocktails and hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres. Call 309-1423 or email annie@ fqba.org for details. Admission $65. 6 p.m. HEALTH STARTS HERE WALKING TOUR . Whole Foods Market, 3420

Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Healthy eating specialist Ely Navarro hosts a walking tour of the market and a cooking class. Free admission. Noon to 1 p.m.

MARRIAGE COMMUNICATION GROUP. Counseling Solutions of

Catholic Charities, 921 Aris Ave., Metairie, 835-5007 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A licensed clinical social worker leads the 6-week group for married couples who would like to improve their communication. Pre-registration is required. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

ROAD HOME ASSISTANCE . Community Center of St. Bernard, 1107 LeBeau St., Arabi, 281-2512 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Representatives are available at the center to assist homeowners with questions and concerns. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. UNDERSTANDING GREEN: WHAT CAN I DO AND WHAT SHOULD I KNOW? . East Bank Regional Library,

4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The LSU AgCenterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steve Picou presents an hourlong program on actions that negatively affect the planet. Free admission. 7 p.m. WHEN PERCEPTION IS NOT REALITY: THE REAL STATE OF CRIME IN NEW ORLEANS. Touro Synagogue, 4238

St. Charles Ave. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The New Orleans Crime Coalition hosts a forum featuring NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and others. 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Wednesday 19 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 8921873 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The American Cancer Society sponsors a group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Call 456-5000

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 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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.

KIDS ARE WORTH IT CONFERENCE .

Hampton Inn, 1201 Convention Center Blvd. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Prevent Child Abuse Louisianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statewide conference on child abuse and neglect provides attendees with the latest research and information and opportunities to network with service providers and professionals. Times and admission fees vary. Visit www.pcal.org for details. Wednesday-Friday.

LGBT YOUNG ADULT PEER SUPPORT GROUP. LGBT Community Center

of New Orleans, 2114 Decatur St., www.lgbtccno.org â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The group supports 18- to 24-year-olds dealing with the struggles of coming out, sexuality, family and relationships. 7 p.m.

LUNCHBOX LECTURE . National

World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of World War II-related topics. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. Noon.

MODEL GREEN HOUSE . 409 Andry

St., between Douglass Street and the levee; www.globalgreen. org/neworleans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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.

NONPAC MEETING . Seventh District

Station, 10555 Lake Forest Blvd. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The New Orleans Neighborhood Policing Anti-Crime Council holds its monthly meeting. 7 p.m.

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. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Masse Media Consulting, KMP and Men of Business host a weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Got Talentâ&#x20AC;? showcase open to all poets, singers, dancers and others. Call 899-4512 for details. General admission $10, performers $5. 9 p.m. to midnight. WACNO GREAT DECISIONS DISCUSSION SERIES. Latter

Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www.nutrias.org â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The World Affairs Council of New Orleans series features moderated discussion sessions focused on major world issues. Visit www. wacno.org for details. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT JW MARRIOTT. JW Marriott New

Orleans, 614 Canal St., Suite 4, 5256500; www.marriott.com â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The hotel showcases local music and art with spirit tastings and hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. 484 Sala Ave., Sala Avenue

and Fourth Street, Westwego â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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. WOMEN AND WINE ON WEDNESDAYS. Wine Institute of

New Orleans, 610 Tchoupitoulas St., 324-8000; www.winoschool.com â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s networking and social event features wine specials. Visit www.womenwinewednesday. com for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday 20 BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP.

St. Tammany Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St. Suite B, Covington, (985) 898-4435; www. stph.org â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A certified lactation consultant answers questions related to breastfeeding in the monthly group. Noon to 1 p.m.

CHANGES. Hey! Cafe, 4332

Magazine St., 891-8682 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The weekly meetings teach focusing, a method of directing attention outside oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body to affect change. Call 232-9787 for details. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

DON DAVIS. Louisiana State Museum Presbytere, 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state. la.us â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The anthropologist and geographer discusses Washed Away? The Invisible Peoples of Louisianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wetlands. The event is in conjunction with the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Living with Hurricanes: Katrina & Beyond exhibit. Free admission. 6 p.m. EPILEPSY & SEIZURE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP. East Jefferson

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1522 St. Bernard Ave. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium market features fresh produce, dairy, seafood, baked goods and more. EBT and WIC accepted. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

IRON RAIL LADIESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; NIGHT. The Iron Rail, 511 Marigny St., 948-0963; www.ironrail.org â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Iron Rail offers a weekly creative space for women. Email ladiesnight.ironrail@gmail. com for details. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. KREWE OF CHEWBACCHUS MEMBER SIGN UP & SOCIAL . 3 Ring Circusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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entertainment and beer tastings from local breweries. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. MIXOLOGY CLASS. Windsor

Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., 522-1922; www.windsorcourthotel.com — January’s class features a blind liquor tasting followed by a discussion of the spirits used. Pre-registration is recommended. Call 522-1994 for details. Admission $25. 5:30 p.m.

SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE . Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — The group offers lessons in African dance and more, along with nutrition, health and wellness seminars. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Monday.

Friday 21 ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLIC/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES. Fair Grinds

Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www.fairgrinds.com — The weekly support group meets. Visit www. adultchildren.org for details. 6:15 p.m. Fridays.

MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK . Armstrong Park, North

Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.

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Saturday 22 ADULT ART WORKSHOP.

Rhino Contemporary Crafts Company, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts. com — Sabine Chadborn presents the workshop on making rings and earrings using wire wrapping techniques. Admission $20 (includes materials). 5 p.m.

BURNS NIGHT SUPPER . The

Rose Garden, 5616 Citrus Blvd., 737-1300; www.therosegarden. com — The Caledonian Society of New Orleans hosts the annual event celebrating poet Robert Burns’ birthday with traditional foods, toasts, bagpipes and dance. Reservations are required. Call 866-2220 for details. Admission $50. 6:30 p.m.

CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street

Market, Magazine and Girod streets, 861-5898; www.mar-

EAGLE WATCH . Fontainebleau

State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — A park ranger leads a viewing of the park’s eagle nest. 3 p.m.

ENDANGERED SPECIES.

Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — The park ranger gives examples and discusses endangered species in Louisiana, across the country and other parts of the world. 11 a.m.

ERACE NEW ORLEANS MEETING .

J. Singleton School, 1924 Philip St., 581-2388 — ERACE meets for its weekly discussion group. Call 866-1163 for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

GARDENING SYMPOSIUM . East

Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 8381190 — Local experts discuss plant selection and breeding at the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans’ symposium. Call 736-6519 or email info@mggno.com for details. Admission $5 suggested donation. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation,

13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GIRL SCOUT DAY. National

World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org — All associated with the Girl Scouts receive a special admission price, a fact sheet about Girl Scouting during World War II, a scavenger hunt and other activities, and a museum store discount. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

GREEN PROJECT SATURDAY WORKSHOP. Green Project, 2831

Marais St., 945-0240; www. thegreenproject.org — Jessa Madosky leads a session on chicken coop building and chicken care. Admission $5. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET.

Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — The weekly rainor-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

NATURE: A CLOSER LOOK .

Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — Park rangers lead a weekly nature hike. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

NINETEENTH CENTURY HISTORY WALK . Fairview-Riverside

State Park, 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville — The walk presents the history of W. T. Jay’s

sawmill, previously located on park property, and Jay’s logging railroad that transported timber from Tangipahoa Parish. 10 a.m. PET ADOPTIONS. Clearview

Shopping Center, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 482-1890 — LA/SPCA volunteers and counselors facilitate pet adoptions. Call 368-5191 or visit www.la-spca. org for more information. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

RENAISSANCE MARKETPLACE OF EASTERN NEW ORLEANS.

Renaissance Marketplace, 5700 Read Blvd. — The market offers cuisine from area restaurants, shopping, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. 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. SPIRITUALITY AND ART. Parker

Memorial United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., 895-1222 — The School for Contemplative Living presents the program. Admission $25 suggested donation. Visit www.thescl.net or email soulcare4u@bellsouth.net for details. 9 a.m. to noon. 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.

Sunday 23 DIMENSIONS OF LIFE DIALOGUE .

New Orleans Lyceum, 618 City Park Ave., 460-9049; www. lyceumproject.com — The nonreligious, holistic discussion group focuses on human behavior with the goal of finding fulfillment and enlightenment. Call 368-9770 for details. Free. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

NEEDLE JUNKIES. 3 Ring Circus’

The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com — The knitting group meets every Sunday. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

PLAY, LAUGH, MOVE — AND BE MOVED. Metairie Jewish

Community Center, 3737 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie; www.nojcc.org — The program features Laughter Yoga, Zumba or a low-impact movement class, and a spiritual meditational experience. Call 894-8317 or email dajumaje@cox.net for details. Admission $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 9:30 a.m. to noon.

PRIMITIVE WOODWORKING . Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — Park rangers host a weekly demonstration of woodworking techniques. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday 17 HOW TO CREATE EMOTION IN A POEM . East Bank Regional

Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — Poet Jean Grau leads the seminar. Free admission. 7 p.m.

UNITED NONPROFITS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS.

Nonprofit Central, 1824 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 895-2361; www.nonprofit-central.org — Nonprofit Central hosts a weekly meeting for all leaders of nonprofit groups. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

SPORTS NEW ORLEANS HORNETS. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., 587-3663; www. neworleansarena.com — The Hornets play the Orlando Magic (7 p.m. Wednesday) and the Toronto Raptors (2 p.m. Monday). Visit www.nba.com/ hornets for details.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS ECO-FRIENDLY COOKBOOK COMPETITION . YBGreen’s

competition invites students or their parents to submit ecofriendly, vegan or vegetarian recipes for an online cookbook. The top three recipes receive cash prizes. Visit www.ybgreen. net for details. Submission deadline is Feb. 18.

THE GREEN GIANT AWARD. The

award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to the environmental welfare of New Orleans and southeast Louisiana. Visit www.thegreenproject.org for details. Nomination deadline is Feb. 28.

HARD ROCK BATTLE OF THE BANDS. The February competi-

tion gives local bands a chance to win a spot on the lineup at Hard Rock Calling 2011 in London’s Hyde Park. Email julie_sanford@hardrock.com or visit www.hardrock.com for details. Submission deadline is Jan. 26.

MISS NEW ORLEANS PAGEANT.

The pageant scheduled to take place April 17 seeks contestants. Visit www.missneworleans. org or email misslouisianaunitedstates2010@yahoo.com for details.

PROJECT HOMECOMING . The

faith-based nonprofit seeks homes still damaged (50 percent or more) by Hurricane Katrina to be rebuilt. Call 9420444, ext. 244 for details.

WORDS 17 POETS! LITERARY SERIES. Gold

Mine Saloon, 705 Dauphine St., 568-0745; www.goldminesaloon.net — The 17 Poets! series hosts a weekly poetry reading. An open mic follows. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday.

COOKBOOKS & COCKTAILS SERIES. Kitchen Witch

Cookbooks Shop, 631 Toulouse St., 528-8382 — The group meets weekly to discuss classic New Orleans cookbooks. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday.

DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at

the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; www.mollysatthemarket.net — The bar hosts a weekly free poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT.

Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www.fairgrinds.com — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spokenword readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m.

GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP. East Bank Regional

Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The group discusses George Orwell’s 1984. 7 p.m. Thursday.

INTERNATIONAL FICTION BOOK CLUB. Blue Cypress Books, 8126

Oak St., 352-0096 — The group discusses Jean Rhys’ After Leaving Mr. McKenzie. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 8381190 — The group discusses Austen’s Northanger Abbey. 7 p.m. Wednesday. JASON FLORES-WILLIAMS. Faubourg Marigny Art & Books, 600 Frenchmen St., 9473700 — The bookstore hosts a launch party for the author’s new book Character and Fitness. 8 p.m. Saturday. JORDAN FLAHERTY. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; www. maplestreetbookshop.com — The author discusses and signs Floodlines. 6 p.m. Wednesday. LATTER LIBRARY BOOK SALE . Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www.nutrias.org — Friends of New Orleans Public Library holds its regular book sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

MAPLE LEAF READING SERIES.

Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 866-9359; www.mapleleafbar. com — The weekly reading series presents featured writers followed by an open mic. Free admission. 3 p.m. Sunday.

NOMA BOOK CLUB. New

Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org — The group discusses Kathryn Wagner’s Dancing for Degas. 6 p.m. Friday.

OPEN MIC POETRY & SPOKEN WORD. Yellow Moon Bar, 800

France St., 944-0441; www. yellowmoonbar.com — Loren Murrell hosts a weekly poetry and spoken-word night with free food. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

OPEN MIC POETRY JAM . La

Divina Gelateria, 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com — The cafe invites writers to read their work. All styles welcome. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday.

OUTLOUD! Rubyfruit Jungle,

1135 Decatur St., 571-1863; www.myspace.com/rubyfruitjunglenola — AR Productions presents a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $5. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

PASS IT ON . Red Star Gallery, 2513 Bayou Road — The gallery hosts a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $5. 9 p.m. Saturday. PLATO’S “SYMPOSIUM”. Milton

H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — The New Orleans Lyceum hosts a reading of Plato’s Symposium the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Call 473-7194 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.

POETRY MEETING . New Orleans Poetry Forum, 257 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 835-8472 — The forum holds workshops every Wednesday. 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. SOCRATES CAFE . St. Tammany Parish Library, Folsom Branch, 82393 Railroad Ave., Folsom, (985) 796-9728 — The philosophical group holds a monthly discussion. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. SPOKEN WORD. Ebony Square, 4215 Magazine St. — The center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. Tickets $7 general admission, $5 students. 11 p.m. Friday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; www.neutralground. org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. UNIVERSES. Craige Cultural Center, 1800 Newton St., Algiers — The center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Sunday. WALLACE STEVENS GROUP. New Orleans Lyceum, 618 City Park Ave., 460-9049; www.lyceumproject.com — The group meets every other Sunday to discuss Wallace Stevens’ poetry. Call 460-9049 for further information. 10 a.m.

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Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., 943-1415; www.fairgroundsracecourse. com — The nighttime racing event features music by the Top Cats and DJs, drink specials, food vendors and more. General admission is free, $10 for clubhouse entrance. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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or some University of Arkansas football fans in town for the Sugar Bowl, there was no question about where to go for pizza before the game. Word had spread quickly that the owners of Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza were Arkansas graduates, so an excited herd of some 175 Razorback boosters made its way to the restaurant’s Mid-City location and an impromptu alumni celebration was soon underway. For the everyday diner in search of pizza, however, the choices in Mid-City are not always so clear-cut. The high-traffic intersection of Canal Street and Carrollton Avenue has emerged as a robust hub for pizza, with some 10 places to pick up a pie within a single mile. Style and quality vary widely, from the 1950s-vintage Venezia (134 N. Carrollton Ave.), to the new, hip Crescent Pie & Sausage Co. (4400 Banks St.), with its house-made meats, to the national chains serving little more than convenience calories (see my notes on all of them at blogofneworleans.com). But none is quite like Theo’s, which has a style unlike any other pizza in town. The key here is the crust. Thin, rigid and structured as if it was built from paper-thin layers, it goes beyond crisp and approaches crackling. Even when loaded with toppings, the slim but formidable foundation can crunch audibly beneath the teeth. Ask to have your pizza cooked a little longer than normal and you’ll get a well-done crust that shatters like the surface of proper New Orleans po-boy bread. Sauce is prepared simply and applied sparingly, serving as a quick go-between

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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. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK —

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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. $$

JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 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 Lafayette St., Suite 4, Gretna, 3681355; 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. $$

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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. $

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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. $$$

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W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 8885533; www.austinsno.com — Austin’s cooks hearty Creole and Italian dishes like stuffed softshell crab and veal Austin, which is crowned with crabmeat. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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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 craw-

The Life on the Mississippi pie is one of the originals at Mark Twain’s Pizza Landing (2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com). PHOTO BY CHerYl GerBer fish and shrimp and served with pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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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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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. $ DAISY DUKES — 121 Chartres St., 561-5171; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com — Daisy Dukes is known for its seafood omelet and serves a wide variety of Cajun spiced Louisiana favorites, burgers, po-boys and seafood, including boiled crawfish and oysters on the half-shell. Breakfast is served all day. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

FRENCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia

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. $$

MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine 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 stoneground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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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 saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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ITALIAN 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;

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JAPANESE KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 8913644 — 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.,

581-7253; www.rocknsake.com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza 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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6215 Wilson St., Harahan, 737-3933; www.kozcooks.com — Louisiana favorites 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. $$

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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. $$

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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 Maga-

zine 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. Pepper-honey-baked ham, pickles,

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 snacking. 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, 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com — Sammy’s offers a wide array of poboys 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 Brian Katz 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. $$

STEAKHOUSE RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE — Harrah’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 Westbank 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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Ag, Inc., Brickeys, AR, has 3 positions for grain & silage. 3 mths experience required w/references; valid and clean DL; tools and equipment provided; housing and trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $9.10/ hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 2/15/11 - 12/15/11. Apply for this job at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order 208941.

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Double H Agri, Marvell, AR, has 7 positions for grains & oilseed crops. 3 mths experience required w/references; valid and clean DL; tools and equipment provided; housing and trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $9.10/hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 2/18/11 12/18/11. Apply for this job at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order 209018.

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Robert & Uvonne Morgan Farms, Plains, TX, has 2 positions for grain, cotton, millo & peanuts. 3 mths experience required w/references; valid and clean DL; tools and equipment provided; housing and trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $9.78/hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 2/15/11 -12/15/11. Apply for this job at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX3077017

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Girl is a 3-year-old, spayed, purebred Beagle. She’s SOOOOOOO affectionate, enjoys belly rubs and will sit for treats. To meet Girl or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191.

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Mini-Me is a 6-month-old, neutered, solid black DSH. He’s a real cuddle-bug, staff favorite, and especially enjoys having his back scratched. To meet Mini-Me or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191. To look for a lost pet come to the Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), Mon-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5 or call 368-5191 or visit www.la-spca.org.

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IMPORTED AUTOS 84’ MERCEDES BENZ 300d

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Sweetpotato

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SUPPLEMENTAL CITATION PROBATE PROCEEDINGS FILE NO. 2010-2548

Testamentary to Lawrence W. McMinn and Beth E. McMinn.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, BY THE GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENDENT

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the seal of the Surrogate’s Court of Monroe County is affixed hereto. WITNESS, Hon. Edmund A. Calvaruso, Surrogate of the County of Monroe, New York on the 4th day of January, 2011

To: (1) Kenneth Denton and Tammy Denton, as distributees, that is, grandnephew and grandniece of Dale L. Fones, deceased, and Katherine Denton, Jonathan Denton, Katelyn Denton, Kate Denton, and John W. Denton, IV, as distributees, that is, great grandnephews and great grandnieces of Dale L. Fones, deceased, whose estate is involved in these proceedings, whose mailing addresses and/or residences cannot, after due diligence, be ascertained by Petitioners, if living, but if deceased, their distributees, legal representatives, assigns and all persons who by purchase, inheritance or otherwise have or claim to have an interest in the estate of Dale L. Fones, derived through said Kenneth Denton, Tammy Denton, Katherine Denton, Jonathan Denton, Katelyn Denton, Kate Denton and John W. Denton, IV, whose addresses are unknown to the Petitioners A Petition having been filed by Lawrence W. McMinn and Beth E. McMinn, domiciled at 4571 Belknap Hill Road, Branchport, New York 14418 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Monroe County, at the Monroe County Court House, Room 533, Hall of Justice, in the City of Rochester, New York, on February 15, 2011, at 9:30 A.M. why a Decree should not be made in the Estate of Dale L. Fones, lately domiciled at 526 Winchester Street, Rochester, New York: (1) admitting to probate a certain instrument in writing bearing the date of September 4, 1991 and a certain instrument in writing bearing the date of March 22, 2001, relating to real and/or personal property to be duly proved as the Last Will and Testament and Codicil of Dale L. Fones; and (2) granting Letters

IMAGE BY BRIAN PERKINS

Mark Annunziata, Chief Clerk Monroe County Surrogate’s Court Attorney for Petitioners: ROBERT C. FOSTER, ESQ. Address of Attorney: 305 Liberty Street Penn Yan, New York 14527 Telephone No. (315) 536-2500 NOTICE TO DISTRIBUTEES OF DALE L. FONES This Citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obligated to appear in person. If you fail to appear or file written objections, it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested. You have the right to have an attorney at law appear for you. The foregoing Citation is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of Hon. Edmund A. Calvaruso, Judge of the Surrogate’s Court of the State of New York, County of Monroe dated January 4, 2011 and filed with the Petition and other papers in the Office of the Clerk of said Surrogate’s Court at Room 533, Hall of Justice, Rochester, New York. The objective of this proceeding is to probate the Last Will and Testament and Codicil of Dale L. Fones, deceased, lately domiciled at 526 Winchester Street, Rochester, New York, and to appoint Lawrence W. McMinn and Beth E. McMinn as Co-Executors of said Last Will and Testament and Codicil, and to permit the transfer of real property known as 526 Winchester Street, Rochester, New York and other real property owned by the decedent. Dated: January 4th, 2011 ROBERT C. FOSTER, ESQ. Attorney for the Petitioners 305 Liberty Street Penn Yan, New York 14527-1136 (315) 536-2500

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