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27 ON THE COVER The Weed Issue A new group fights for marijuana law reform in Baton Rouge ......................................................................7 The Grass Menagerie: 10 pot-related bills going before the Legislature ....................................................17 Mile-high city: A former New Orleanian goes green in Colorado.............................................................20 “Muggles” madness: The 1938 view of marijuana in New Orleans ...................................................23 Cuisine: 5 “high”-end dishes to cure the munchies...............................................................................33

7 IN SEVEN Seven Things to Do This Week.................................5 ZZ Ward, Ava Luna, Memphis and more

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Bouquets & Brickbats ...................................................7 This week’s heroes and zeroes C’est What? ...........................................................................7 Gambit’s Web poll Commentary........................................................................ 11 Election endorsements Jeremy Alford .....................................................................12 It’s David Vitter’s world

51 Clancy DuBos......................................................................13 On voter turnout and GOTV Blake Pontchartrain .....................................................15 The N.O. It All

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Gambit’s Fairs + Fests Guide....................PULLOUT Hundreds of ways to get outdoors this year

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What’s in Store ................................................................25 Publiq House

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News........................................................................................43 The Civic Theater bids Welcome to Night Vale

Rex Duke’s Mardi Gras Review .............................45 All the parades, all the pageantry Music ........................................................................................51 PREVIEW: Angel Olson Film .......................................................................................... 56 REVIEW: Tim’s Vermeer Art ..............................................................................................59 REVIEW: Daguerrotypes to Digital and Apophenia Stage .......................................................................................63 Events.....................................................................................64 Crossword + Sudoku....................................................78

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seven things to do in seven days Memphis

Tue.-Sun. March 11-16 | The four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical features a white DJ and a black singer pushing for their breaks in 1950s Memphis, Tenn. The touring production runs at 7:30 p.m. nightly at the Saenger Theatre.

Broken Bells

Wed. March 12 | As James Mercer’s Shins albums became largely one-man affairs, alt-pop’s most gifted melody maker sought collaboration from an unlikely source: beat masher Danger Mouse. Second LP After the Disco (Columbia) delivers exactly what it promises. Au Revoir Simone opens at 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre.

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Fri. March 14 | On its second record, Electric Balloon (Western Vinyl), Ava Luna anthologizes 30 years of outsider music: free jazz, no wave, post punk and funk punk, cleaning up Dirty Projectors and heading off Talking Heads. The band plays at 4 p.m. at Tulane University’s Fridays at the Quad; Krill, Caddywhompus and Native America open at 10 p.m. at Siberia.

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ZZ Ward | The 27-year-old Oregonian reached peak earworm status with the bluesy

R&B single “Put the Gun Down,” featured in ads for ABC Family’s popular series Pretty Little Liars. ZZ Ward’s 2012 debut album Til the Casket Drops updates broken-hearted blue-eyed soul with hip-hop and contemporary R&B — she made her first big waves with mixtapes covering Kendrick Lamar and Tyler, the Creator. Linus Young and The O My’s open at 7:30 p.m. at The Parish at House of Blues.

Sat. March 15 | The gospel group and longtime New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival favorite celebrates its 75th anniversary with a gala doubling as an album release party and tour kickoff — not too shabby for a group that formed in 1939 and performed at the first-ever Jazz Fest. At 7 p.m. at The Joy Theater.

The Casket Girls

Sun. March 17 | In February, the Savannah, Ga. trio released the sophomore LP True Love Kills the Fairy Tale (Graveface Records), full of synthesizers, dreamy blips and whispered sing-along melodies. Dreamed opens at 10 p.m. at Circle Bar.

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Thu. March 13 | DMX — MC, sometimes actor and potential world champion dog barker — was arrested four times last year, after releasing Undisputed in 2012, his first studio album since 2006. The arrests haven’t held X back — an eighth LP is underway with producer Swizz Beatz. At 10 p.m. at The Howlin’ Wolf.

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Free public concerts showcasing some of the finest musical talent of New Orleans will be presented on Thursday evenings in Lent, beginning Thursday, March 6, running through Thursday, April 10. The first concert will star renowned tenor and opera star Fernando del Valle and organ recitalist Jarrett Follette, Music Director for Christ Church Cathedral. Subsequent concerts will star singers Phillip Manuel and Lucy Burnett; Grammy winning trumpet artist Irvin Mayfield; soprano Amy Pfrimmer, with organist Dreux Montegut; flautist Lisa McDonald and harpist Jacques Weaver; and gospel, spirituals artists Cynthia Cheri-Woolridge and Friends. Donations to The Bishop Perry Center will be most appreciated. For more details: Call 504-227-3270 or E-mail Faulkhouse@aol.com


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is a finalist for a Vine of the Year award from the 2014 Shorty Awards, which honor the world’s best social media posts and users. Gleason’s Vine shows the former New Orleans Saints player, who was diagnosed with ALS, tweeting “Who Dat” using a wheelchair-mounted computer that tracks his eyes to type. The awards will be given April 7 in New York City.

The 2014 Louisiana Landmarks Society Award winners

By Jeanie Riess According to Welsh and HartGreg Thompson (left), a man, it’s politics — politics, as well consultant to Louisianans as a stigma the issue has carried for Responsible Reform since the 1960s. (LRR), discusses new “You’ll sit in committees, and weed legislation with the group’s founder, here they are talking about prison Brian Welsh. sentences, and people going to jail P H OTO BY J E A NIE RIE S S for a long time, but they can’t help but giggle, because there’s this stigma,” Welsh says. “If it weren’t for that, this would be a 100 percent Republican issue and would have been for a long time. We had to get a little past the ’60s for people to realize that this isn’t a political thing. This is something that we’re doing that’s costing us a lot of money and that’s hurting us at the same time.” Hartman and Welsh met in 2007 when they worked for opposing candidates in that year’s gubernatorial race, when John Georges, who ran as an independent, squared off against Republican Bobby Jindal. The two political gurus both grew up in Columbia, S.C. and went to high school about 15 miles away from each other, but didn’t meet until they’d made their respective ways down to Louisiana. They found common ground on the need for

c’est “Saving” public space on Mardi Gras parade routes — what do you think?

for Excellence in Historic Preservation include Belleville Assisted Living Facility in Algiers, the Civic Theatre, Community Greens at Washington Avenue and Broad Street, Broadmoor’s Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, and the Saenger Theatre, as well as several housing construction projects throughout New Orleans. The awards will be presented April 9 at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

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former director of the Lafayette Housing Authority and Opelousas Housing Authority, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Feb. 14 to pocketing nearly $50,000 from cash donations he solicited from state vendors and contractors for a baseball team. Guillory faces up to 30 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.

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A new organization, Louisianans for Responsible Reform, wants the state to ease up on laws regarding marijuana use. ne important assumption marks the strategy of Louisianans for Responsible Reform (LRR), a new bipartisan organization that advocates for lessening jail time for marijuana users: Most lawmakers don’t find themselves in the presence of many joints, spliffs, bongs or brownies. “We like to think that most of them are not using illegal drugs,” says James Hartman, a Republican and owner of James Hartman and Associates, a consulting firm based in Metairie. He founded LRR with Brian Welsh, a Democrat and longtime political operative in Louisiana known for trying to convince the porn star Stormy Daniels to run for a seat in the U.S. Senate. “So there might simply be an information gap among some lawmakers and among people in general.” Bridging that gap is one of the team’s first goals in its ultimate mission: eliminating sentencing for marijuana users. LRR is a 501c4 nonprofit backed financially by the Drug Policy Alliance, a New York City-based nonprofit that aims to end the war on drugs and support local groups with the same mission. It has branches in four other states, and has partnered with groups like LRR across the country. LRR’s overall goal is obtaining state legislation that provides alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent people who occasionally smoke pot. “I think probably, truly, everyone knows someone who at least recreationally uses marijuana,” Hartman says. “Most of the people who are aware that they know someone who uses recreational marijuana wouldn’t think that person belongs in jail. Most marijuana users are not … threats to the general welfare of public safety, at least not to the extent that they belong incarcerated for up to 20 years.” With the majority of Louisiana voters supporting the elimination of jail time for individuals charged with marijuana possession (a statewide poll last summer by the left-leaning organization Public Policy Polling found 59 percent of Louisianans were in favor of reducing jail time for pot users), why should that task be so hard?

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responsible marijuana legislation reform and founded LRR to get people from both sides of the aisle talking about it. “We are on opposite ends of the political spectrum,” Hartman says, “but this reasonable sentencing effort is something that Republicans and liberals can agree on.” “What I found over the past year working on this, here in the state, was that there are groups all over of different political stripes who all see the need for some responsible reform,” Welsh adds. “We’re wasting too much money, we’re destroying families, we’re destroying communities and we’re clogging up the political justice system.” On average, 400 Louisianans are incarcerated each year on first and second marijuana possession charges. The average jail stay for an individual charged with possession of marijuana is 18 months, and a first-time offender can be jailed for up to six months. A second offense in Louisiana can earn an offender up to five years in prison with a fine of up to $2,500, and a third-time offender can earn up to 20 years in prison with a $5,000 fine. In 2010, a person was arrested every 37 seconds in the U.S. for possession of marijuana, according to a 2013 study by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that was reviewed independently by researchers from Stanford University. Greg Thompson, a consultant to LRR, was a prosecutor in Orleans Parish before he went into private practice. He was an advisor to the state sentencing committee last year, and has taken an interest in the state’s marijuana laws partly because of what he saw as a prosecutor. “Going to try a case like this, you absolutely hate it,” he says. “Most of the folks on the jury pool would give you the look like, are you kidding me? This is why we’re coming today, for a marijuana second or a marijuana third, when five people just got murdered last night? ... Meanwhile, next week, you have a murder say, or a rape, or an armed robbery set for trial, especially in this city, where victims and witnesses are very reluctant to come forward, you have to be very, very delicate in how you prepare folks like that for trial. And that time that you’re spending during that marijuana (trial) is time that’s not being devoted to these very serious cases.” Ten years ago, Mississippi eliminated sentencing for first-time offenders, yet Louisiana continues the practice. “We’re hardly trying to say anything extremely radical, here,” Welsh says. Welsh and Hartman can recite a laundry list of reasons why those numbers should change. First, Hart-


NEWS VIEWS man says, jailing that many people for nonthreatening crimes costs taxpayers a fortune. The ACLU estimates states spend an average of $3.6 billion every year just to enforce marijuana laws. Jail sentences reduce efficiency in the criminal justice system, straining court dockets with simple marijuana charges. It’s disruptive to families, and it labels people as felons. The enforcement of current pot laws also unfairly targets blacks. “Basically, whites’ and blacks’ use of marijuana is essentially the same,” Welsh explains, citing the ACLU study. “In terms of incarceration for possession, you’re looking at up to four times as many African-Americans are incarcerated as whites. “The ripple effect that then has throughout these communities and these families is just devastating,” he adds. “You end up with families who have lost the provider, who’ve lost the breadwinner, a father. You’re basically just keeping the cycle going of poverty

actuality, I think what we’ve already seen is the slippery slope in the other direction. You know, the extremely strict sentencing on low-level, nonthreatening drug users.” Thompson says second and third marijuana offenses often are used as a way to ferret out bad guys, but that approach, he argues, is inefficient. “If someone’s charged with a marijuana second or third, then that’s all we can get them with and maybe they’ve skated on a murder or an armed robbery here and there,” he says. “But the more I think about it, really that represents a failure, and not a failure with the marijuana statutes, but a failure at the previous level. Either those cases were not investigated properly, they weren’t prosecuted with the zeal they needed to be prosecuted with, or that person was given a lenient sentence. “Maybe, again, if those resources were used to fix what failed, then you wouldn’t have to worry about a

‘Most marijuana users are not … threats to the general welfare of public safety, at least not to the extent that they belong incarcerated for up to 20 years.’ — James Hartman marijuana second or third. So if you gave more money to police, gave them a new crime lab here in Orleans Parish that could actually handle a lot more than it does, you wouldn’t have to worry about the marijuana charge.” Reform might be on its way. In January, state Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans, pre-filed House Bill 14, which would decrease penalties for pot users. Last week, state Sens. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans and Robert Adley, R-Benton filed a similar bill in the Senate. (For a longer look at marijuanarelated laws being introduced into the state legislature this session, see Jeremy Alford’s cover story, “The Grass Menagerie,” p. 17.) Reform comes when lawmakers and the public are on the same page. “It’s about bringing the political will together with the public opinion,” Welsh says. Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana last year, and there still are kinks to work out in those states, from bypassing federal laws that make possession of pot a felony to orchestrating business licenses for those who want to grow it. But the sentiment that led lawmakers to pass legislation in those states isn’t all that different from LRR’s approach: Getting rid of jail is step one. We can talk about the details later. “Let the debate begin,” Welsh says .

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and jail. The misapplication of this law is a huge reason it needs to be reformed.” Hartman is quick to add, though, that smoking pot is illegal, and the LRR is not advocating for legalization. “Yes, they’ve broken the law,” he says. “Yes, there are penalties for breaking the law; that’s just how things work. But I think we can all agree with the premise that the punishment should fit the crime.” What punishment would fit the crime, Hartman and Welsh say, is for the Louisiana legislature to decide. “Our belief is that jail time doesn’t do anybody any good,” Welsh says. “After that, let the legislature debate and let them do what they feel is best.” Hartman mentions several creative sentencing options that have been enacted in other states: community service, drug courts with rehabilitative services and other penalties that don’t necessarily carry a criminal record. He adds that one frequent holdup to reform is what he calls the “slippery slope” argument. “People argue that reducing sentencing for marijuana leads to reducing sentencing for heroin and for people hauling around truckloads of cocaine and all kinds of horrible things, dogs and cats living together, you know, fire and brimstone stuff because the world is going to end,” Hartman says. “But in

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Election recommendations he Feb. 1 municipal primary settled many local elections, but several important races go to runoffs Saturday (March 15). Several propositions also are on the Orleans Parish ballot. Here are our recommendations.

Coroner: Dr. Jeffrey Rouse Rouse, the longtime No. 2 in the coroner’s office, was endorsed by the outgoing coroner, Dr. Frank Minyard, and last week he won the endorsement of Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Rouse, a certified forensic psychiatrist, has been an advisor to the New Orleans Police Department and has the organizational skills necessary to supervise the move of the coroner’s office into its new permanent facility on Earhart Boulevard. We urge our readers to elect Dr. Jeffrey Rouse as New Orleans’ new coroner. City Council, At-Large 2: Cynthia Hedge-Morrell Hedge-Morrell is the only council member to have served continuously since Hurricane Katrina. That experience gives

City Council, District C: Jackie Clarkson Clarkson’s plan to retire from the council was scuttled last year when Kristin Gisleson Palmer, who represents District C, announced she would not seek a second term. Palmer is supporting Clarkson, as are several other sitting council members and District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro. The veteran councilwoman has held the District C seat before and is well acquainted with its diverse needs, from Algiers to the French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny and Bywater. Proposition — Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption: FOR In 2010, voters in Louisiana overwhelmingly approved a constitutional measure that would double the homestead exemption for disabled veterans and their surviving spouses, provided that local voters approve the exemptions. We recommend voting FOR this exemption. Proposition — Audubon Commission Millage: FOR In 1975, New Orleans voters approved millages to fund development and repair of the Audubon Zoo, which was then one of the worst zoos in the country. Improvements were so dramatic that in 1983 voters approved a second millage to fund the Aquarium of the Americas. Since then, the Audubon Nature Institute has grown to encompass many properties and attractions, including the Insectarium on Canal Street. It broke ground last year on the restoration of Joe Brown Park in New Orleans East and has major plans for the Audubon Species Survival Center on the West Bank, along with its Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife, which will feature habitats and breeding grounds for endangered species. Opponents call the millage “a new tax,” which is disingenuous. The existing taxes, at 0.40 and 3.80 mills, add up to what’s on the ballot this week: 4.20 mills. Some complain that the renewal is for 50 years, but that’s the term of the original Audubon millage. Moreover, this renewal will support Audubon efforts in literally every corner of town. Audubon in its current state is a well-run facility with many tangible and symbolic advantages for New Orleans. We recommend voting FOR the Audubon millage.

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Orleans Parish Sheriff: No endorsement While this is one of the most important races on the ballot, we cannot recommend either candidate. Both men in the runoff — current Sheriff Marlin Gusman and former Sheriff Charles Foti — hold some responsibility for the deplorable state of Orleans Parish Prison (OPP). Under Foti, the inmate population of OPP grew to more than 6,000 people. Under Gusman, repeated escapes, tales of jailhouse abuse and a lack of safety led to a federal consent decree last October. That decree will be very, very expensive for New Orleans taxpayers. If there’s good news here, it’s that Susan McCampbell, the federally appointed monitor overseeing improvements at the jail, issued her first report last month and found progress in several areas, including inmate classification (separating chronic violent offenders from first-time and nonviolent prisoners) and expanding psychiatric care. In recent weeks, Gusman began dismantling the longtime “temporary” tent cities that held inmates. Overall, McCampbell found OPP to be in partial compliance with only a few of the long-term goals for the prison. We’re hopeful that she, along with the OPP’s new administrator, Michael Tidwell, and U.S. District Judge Lance Africk can shepherd the changes needed. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council will need to keep close tabs as well to keep costs as low as possible. Local taxpayers ultimately will bear the burden of paying to bring the jail up to constitutional snuff.

her valuable institutional knowledge, the kind that will serve her (and citizens) well as she moves into a position of council leadership (at-large members take turns serving as president and vice-president). Morrell also has a deep understanding of public policy and the courage to make the tough decisions required of a council member.

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A very Vitter session

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tate lawmakers return to Baton Rouge this week for a legislative session that will be guided in part by Gov. Bobby Jindal and at times re-routed by U.S. Sen. David Vitter. Sure, roughly 1,200 miles separate the State Capitol from Capitol Hill, but distance has never stopped Vitter from interfering with politics back home while he’s away. Vitter’s campaign for governor all but guarantees he’ll look for opportunities to shore up support with his conservative base in Louisiana — probably at Jindal’s expense. This effort could materialize first in the heart of the Louisiana Legislature’s majority, the GOP House delegation, which is in danger of becoming factionalized. Again. While the so-called fiscal hawks drew fire from some for allegedly trying to yank the GOP delegation past its ideological middle ground last year, another group of Republicans known as the Louisiana Legislative Conservative Coalition (LLCC) now is trying to move things farther to the right. LLCC chair Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, already has pledged his allegiance to Vitter’s campaign for governor. No doubt Vitter will get his share of other legislative supporters as well, but some GOP lawmakers likely will favor one of Vitter’s Republican opponents — Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, state Treasurer John Kennedy (if he runs) or someone else.

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If politics come into play, as they usually do, this could have members of the LLCC making decisions based on who would benefit more — Vitter or Jindal. While the governor is term-limited, his shrinking popularity gives Vitter lots of running room for now, before the field of real contenders grows larger and more likely to attack the presumed Republican frontrunner.

to focus on state issues to gain traction in his own campaign for governor. How will that play out? Vitter says the Committee for a Republican Majority, which he helped create to elect GOP lawmakers, remains active. But how much can Vitter afford to play in legislative races while he runs for governor? Lucky for Vitter, he has other targets besides Jindal. The senator’s recent call for

If lawmakers really want to get on David Vitter’s good side, they’ll do something about that pesky $100,000 contribution limit. If potential pushback from the LLCC weren’t enough, the fiscal hawks, known more formally as the Budget Reform Coalition, often challenge Jindal’s spending priorities. Last year the hawks teamed up with Democrats to reach budget compromises, and in the process they angered Republicans who are loyal to the governor. Given how much the junior senator has enjoyed meddling with state government (and Jindal) in the past, it’s a safe bet he’ll continue

the criminal prosecution of Walmart shoppers suspected of food stamp fraud put state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell on the defensive. It was a strategic move for Vitter, who is backing former Congressman Jeff Landry’s run against Caldwell. Whether (and where) Vitter will strike next is unknown, but the session offers many opportunities. Landry is taking shots at Caldwell for, as he puts it, illegally authorizing the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East to

hire outside attorneys for a lawsuit against 97 energy companies. If Vitter is indeed forming an old-fashioned political ticket with Landry as his AG, he may join the fight against the levee board suit. What the ticket appears to be missing is a candidate for lieutenant governor. Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser is a candidate and a Vitter ally. It would explain why Nungesser has been forthcoming as of late with explanations about how the Plaquemines Parish Council, and not his office, filed 21 separate lawsuits against oil and gas companies for damaging parish wetlands. If lawmakers really want to get on Vitter’s good side, they’ll do something about that pesky $100,000 contribution limit. It’s keeping the Fund for Louisiana’s Future, a super PAC created to back Vitter’s run for governor, from following the federal “unlimited contributions” rule. Just in case lawmakers don’t remove the cap, the super PAC’s treasurer, Charlie Spies, filed a suit to abolish it. Either way, the 2014 session will be the first of two in which Vitter gets to act like the governor without actually holding the office. That will give voters time to vet Vitter before deciding (in the October 2015 primary) whether to give him the job permanently — or keep him at a not-so-safe distance.


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Turnout, turnout, turnout here’s an old saying in the real estate biz that the three most important factors in buying a good piece of property are location, location, location. There’s a parallel rule in politics: Successful elections depend on turnout, turnout, turnout. There was a time when turnout for runoff elections in New Orleans equaled or exceeded that of the primaries. When Ernest “Dutch” Morial ran for mayor in 1977 and for re-election in early 1982, for example, turnout was higher in the runoffs. It exceeded 70 percent in each of those elections, in fact. That won’t happen in this Saturday’s (March 15) municipal runoffs. Chances are the turnout that day will be significantly lower than the already-low 34 percent turnout in the Feb. 1 primary. It could fall below 20 percent. Overall, voter turnout in New Orleans has plummeted since the high water marks of the 1970s and ’80s, but that doesn’t mean local voters stopped caring. The biggest factor in declining turnout numbers has more to do with a change in the law than with voter apathy. In the mid-1990s, the so-called “motor voter law” kicked in. The federal act required states to allow all citizens the opportunity

to register to vote when obtaining a driver’s license or applying for social services. The aim was to increase voter participation, which had declined for almost a century, by making it easier to register. Numerous studies showed that poor and less-educated people tended to be under-registered. Many states historically made it inconvenient, if not difficult, for

them became registered, but they still don’t care enough to vote. Thus, while the universe of registered voters has expanded significantly, the universe of people who care enough to vote has remained relatively static. Because so many more people are registered now, the mathematics of voter turnout has taken a turn for the worse — that is, statistically speaking,

The hard truth is, a lot of people don’t vote because they just don’t care enough. minorities to register. Motor voter changed all that. As a result, the country came as close as it has ever come to universal adult voter registration. But the law did not change people’s attitudes. The hard truth is, a lot of people don’t vote because they just don’t care enough. Many don’t feel they have a stake in electoral outcomes, or for other reasons they decline to vote. Before the motor voter law, the vast majority of those folks were not registered. After the law, most of

voter turnout appears to have plummeted. In actuality, about the same number of people still vote, but the turnout percentage looks worse because so many more people are now registered. For an example of how total registration can affect turnout percentages, consider the turnout for New Orleans’ municipal primaries in 2010 and 2014. Percentagewise, turnout was higher this year — 34 percent compared to just 31 percent in 2010. However, the actual number of voters who went

to the polls this year was almost 5,000 less than in 2010. In 2010, nearly 89,000 voters cast ballots in the mayoral primary, whereas this year slightly more than 84,000 voted. The reason the turnout percentage was higher this year is because thousands of local voters were purged from the rolls after 2010. That shrank the universe of eligible voters in New Orleans and thus skewed the turnout percentage higher this year. Voter purges are routine after annual canvasses by registrars. When voters’ addresses are not confirmed or updated — and they fail to vote in two successive federal election cycles —they are purged. This phenomenon calls to mind the old saw about lies, damn lies and statistics. It also has given rise to a cottage industry among political consultants — voter ID and turnout specialists. It used to be that a good pollster and a good media consultant were the most important people in a campaign. Now that cabal includes a voter ID and GOTV (get out the vote) consultant. New Orleans has four runoffs on Saturday’s ballot — for sheriff, coroner, City Council at-large and City Council District C. All four races are hotly contested, and the three most important factors in the outcome of each will be turnout, turnout, turnout.

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This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition in New Orleans. A world’s fair is named an exposition because people from different parts of the world exhibit their cultures, resources and scientific, technological and artistic accomplishments. The theme of New Orleans’ world’s fair was “The World of Rivers — Fresh Water as a Source of Life.” Located along the Mississippi River in the Warehouse District, it was the last such exposition set in the United States — and the first one to file for bankruptcy. The fair suffered from poor attendance, but many New Orleanians have fond memories of their fair experiences. Highlights included a monorail, a gondola across the Mississippi River, an aquacade, an amphitheater for concerts, the Wonderwall, and the mascot Seymore D. Fair (also commonly spelled Seymour D’ Fair). There also were many dining choices, including the Italian Village, the Japanese Pavilion and Pete Fountain’s Reunion Hall. Some traces of the fair remain today. In the Warehouse District, many of the streets were improved and many old buildings were renovated for businesses that hoped to cater to fair guests. These buildings later were converted to commercial and residential uses. These improvements paved the way for the vibrant arts district we have today with museums, restaurants and more than 25 art galleries. The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is perhaps the fair’s greatest legacy. The exhibition hall of the convention center was the fair’s Louisiana Pavilion. The convention center opened in 1985 and is now the sixth largest in the U.S. Next to the convention center on the corner of Tchoupitoulas and Henderson streets is a steel and fiberglass bust of Neptune, god of the sea — also known as

This bust of Neptune and an alligator was part of the Bridge Gate entrance to the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition and now sits near Mardi Gras World.

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Marijuana use is largely kept in the dark in Louisiana, but lawmakers will consider a number of pot reform laws this year. BY JEREMY ALFORD and the clubs and festivals where joints are freely toked (albeit on the down-low). And just as the pharmaceutical companies that tried to redefine high-alcohol-content beverages as “medicine,” forces are at work today on approving a medicinal herb that gets you high. It’s 2014 and marijuana has become a major public policy issue. Barely a year after Colorado and Washington legalized weed, more than half of the states in the nation — including Louisiana — are considering proposals to decrease possession penalties, decriminalize the herb or pave the way for medicinal applications. From a legal perspective, it’s a totally different battle than Prohibition, but thematically the two debates intersect at several points. In 2010, the New Orleans City Council — the same body of pols that wanted to reclassify hooch as food a century ago — made marijuana possession a municipal offense, meaning police could write a summons rather than make an arrest. Supporters argue the move has helped reduce criminal court dockets and free up law enforcement resources. Many contend it was the beginning of the marijuana reform wave in Louisiana. Sources close to the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council say members there are quietly considering a proposal

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hen the nation supposedly went dry in January 1920, Louisiana’s government and citizenry were divided and greatly lopsided on the issue of Prohibition. With a passion for Mardi Gras and ruling Catholic traditions in the south of the state and fun-loving politicians all over, the Bayou State remained mostly wet — to the ire of the pro-Prohibition Baptists and Methodists in north Louisiana’s piney woods. While the federal law against ingesting alcohol was unequivocal, it didn’t stop local and state officials from attempting workarounds. According to Dr. Samuel C. Hyde Jr., a professor of history at Southeastern Louisiana University, some members of the New Orleans City Council tried (unsuccessfully) to circumvent the law by having booze declared a food supplement. Playing to the “wet” tastes of his supporters, Huey Long was often quoted as saying his administration wouldn’t do a “damn thing” to enforce Prohibition. Fast forward nearly a century and Louisiana is in the grips of another prohibition. Taking the place of rumrunners and stills are Mexican mules, West Coast couriers and attic grow rooms. Their product: marijuana. Replacing the speakeasies and restaurants that sneakily served liquor in coffee cups are the cooks who know how to make green butter

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that mirrors the one in New Orleans. Metro Council members, behind closed doors, have discussed an ordinance that would make possession of an ounce or less a misdemeanor. “Ministers and other community leaders are being consulted right now,” one source says. “We’re not talking about decriminalization or anything like that. We’re talking about clearing up jail space and letting police focus on more serious crimes.” But for a city such as Baton Rouge, with a large conservative voting bloc, getting a policy proposal in front of the Metro Council to go lighter on marijuana users is more than half the battle. “The problem is no one wants to be the one to bring it forward,” another source says. “And no one is going on the record about it, either.”

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It’s a different story in state government, where officials with large shadows are taking surprising stances — starting with Gov. Bobby Jindal. He says the time for examining softer criminal penalties has come and he would be open to legalizing medical marijuana as long as it’s tightly controlled from all angles. It’s a turnaround of sorts for Jindal, at least in regard to medicinal pot. Jindal told Gambit in 2003, “I’m opposed because of my experience at [the state Department of Health and Hospitals]. The experts I worked with from the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse were very concerned. The experts that work on addictive substances said this is a gateway drug. I’m not convinced that it’s good for our society. I don’t want to deny doctors from working in a controlled environment, though, and I think there are ways today for doctors to control the medicinal versions of THC.” (Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the active ingredient in marijuana.) Additionally, the Louisiana Sentencing Commission, appointed by Jindal and charged with advising him, voted last month to support reducing penalties for simple possession of marijuana. Specifically, the commission has endorsed HB 14 by state Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans, which would not allow possession charges to be applied to the habitual offender law. As drafted, it also would not change penalties for the first offense, which currently includes a fine of up to $500, no more than six months in parish prison or both. What Badon’s bill would do is reduce the penalty for second offenses from a maximum of $2,000 and five years to $500 and two years. For third offenses, it would change the maximum from $5,000 and 20 years to $2,000 and five years. “This is just a first step,” Badon says. “I’m not sure yet whether the Legislature is ready to do anything more than that.” Of the 10 marijuana-related bills filed for the session so far, none proposes outright decriminalization. Three focus on reducing criminal penalties to varying degrees, much like Badon’s legislation. Two bills — SB 541 by state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, and HB 720 by state Rep. Dalton Honore, D-Baton Rouge — would legalize marijuana for medicinal uses under very strict guidelines. Mills recently told the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce that lawmakers should come up with a way for physicians to prescribe marijuana and for

it to be distributed. In 1991 lawmakers cleared the way for medical marijuana to be used by cancer, epilepsy and glaucoma patients, but left the rest of the formula undefined. In preparation for the coming debate, Mills says he reached out to poison control officials and learned that while there have been more calls regarding prescription pain killers, there have been no problems reported with marijuana use. House Criminal Justice Chairman Joe Lopinto, R-Metairie, says the marijuana debate this year will be wide-ranging and that issues are far from being concrete. “I fully expect someone to file a decriminalization bill,” he says. “I just don’t know who it will be.” Lopinto promises a fair hearing for the pot bills, but his counterpart in the upper chamber, Senate

State Sen. Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe, calls marijuana reform bills a ‘ruse’ that can lead to more crime and harder drugs.

Judiciary C Chairman Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe, says that no matter what the House rolls up, he won’t inhale. Whether he’ll even allow a hearing remains to be seen. Kostelka’s committee serves as a gatekeeper for bills that reduce marijuana penalties, which creates a potential bottleneck in the Senate for supporters of reform efforts. Even if a pro-marijuana bill does slip by Kostelka’s committee, as Badon’s penaltyreform bill did last year, it still needs the support of the full Senate, which won’t be easy. Kostelka describes marijuana reform bills as a collective “ruse” that eventually will lead people to harder drugs and to committing more crimes. During last month’s Louisiana Sentencing Commission meeting, Kostelka cited statistics for the proposition that more than 95 percent of violent crimes are committed by people who had smoked marijuana.

Brian Welsh, executive director of Louisianans for Responsible Reform, a nonprofit advocacy group that will be heavily involved in this year’s debate, counters that Kostelka’s claims come from the National Institute on Marijuana Abuse and Marijuanaism, which also contends that 65 percent of the population of Vatican City is addicted to marijuana and that people are dying of marijuana overdoses. “We must have a rational conversation about this issue and the real harm excessive sentences are doing to taxpayers and families in our state,” Welsh says. Another group out of Baton Rouge, organizing under the banner of CenterSway.org, is said to be building a defense as well. But like Louisianans for Responsible Reform, they face a formidable challenge in Kostelka, who remains an antipot crusader. Public opinion appears to be moving away from Kostelka and the National Institute on Marijuana Abuse. A 2013 survey conducted by Public Policy Polling of North Carolina shows 49 percent of those polled would be more likely to support a candidate for office in Louisiana if he or she voted to reduce penalties for the possession of marijuana. Another 53 percent support mirroring the legalization laws put into place in Colorado and Washington. In an earlier interview, Dr. Ed Chervenak, an assistant professor of political science at the University of New Orleans, said the poll numbers may not amount to much unless there’s a large, organized effort statewide to explain the benefits of reform. He adds that’s what has usually preceded reforms in other states. “That’s what would get the Legislature moving, although we’re unlikely to see (legalization) any time soon,” says Chervenak. “Something else that might convince them is whether Colorado starts to see big bucks rolling in from tax revenue.” According to The New York Times, there are expectations in Colorado for as much as $100 million in tax revenue annually. The PPP poll, commissioned by the Louisiana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, also showed that 56 percent of participants would support a $100 fine without jail time for those who possess an ounce or less of marijuana. Another 59 percent said they currently oppose, in general, longer prison terms for simple possession. At the very least, that puts bills like Badon’s on better footing. Polling also shows how the state’s prohibition against marijuana is indeed a far cry from the nation’s 13-year prohibition against alcohol. With the latter, there were no layers of reform, just a single federal switch that turned the party back on. With marijuana reform, it’s every state for itself. And while Louisiana may still trail states like Colorado and Washington in terms of legalizing weed, supporters say it should at least catch up with its Southern counterparts; Mississippi reduced possession to a misdemeanor nearly a decade ago. Welsh invokes an age-old contrast to drive home the point. “I mean, when you’re 10 years behind Mississippi,” he says, “something is terribly wrong.” 


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or supporters of marijuana law reform, it’s a positive sign that reform bills were filed in both chambers of the Louisiana Legislature this year. If proposals were confined to just the House or Senate, it would send a signal that the possibilities for success were dim in one chamber or the other. Add in a sympathetic ear from Gov. Bobby Jindal and public support that appears to be growing, and the 2014 session is shaping up as a potential venue for change. So far there are 10 bills worth watching on the marijuana front. More likely will be introduced. The pre-filing deadline for legislation has come and gone, producing measures addressing medicinal use, softer penalties and more. The only thing missing from the list is legislation that would decriminalize marijuana use outright. Lawmakers still can introduce up to five additional bills each until April 1.

MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

HB 720 by Rep. Dalton Honore, D-Baton Rouge, would pave the way for medical marijuana in much the same fashion as Mills’ proposal.

SCHEDULES HB 839 by Honore would change

the designation of marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance. Schedule II drugs are considered to have a high potential for abuse, but they have accepted medical uses as well.

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HB 14 by Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans, would soften penalties for simple marijuana possession in the Bayou State for second and subsequent offenses. In almost all cases, it would also prohibit marijuana possession from being used as part of the habitual offender law.

HB 130 by Honore would remove convictions for offenses involving marijuana from the habitual offender law. HB 681 by Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-Bastrop, would make misdemeanor possession of marijuana only a “technical violation” of probation. HB 906 by Rep. Ebony Woodruff, D-Harvey, would reduce criminal penalties for possession of marijuana when the amount involved is less than 28 grams, or roughly an ounce. It largely takes prison off the table and removes the habitual offender law from being applied.

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SB 541 by Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, allows for the use of marijuana for certain medical conditions. Mills, a pharmacist, crafted his legislation so that only certified neurologists, oncologists and ophthalmologists would be allowed to prescribe marijuana. Patients would have to be 21 years or older, not be felons; and they would have to be in good standing with their taxes.

of all of the money generated by taxes, fees and assessments related to the legalization of marijuana to the four state retirement systems. Each system would be able to use 80 percent of the money to pay down debt and 20 percent to increase pensions.

SB 323 by Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, reduces criminal penalties for marijuana possession and prohibits the application of enhanced sentencing laws to second and subsequent offenses.

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Perspective: A former New Orleanian who’s moved home says Louisiana could learn from Colorado’s new “green laws.”

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bought pot today. And I’m feeling very proud of my home state of Colorado. It’s a perk — but it’s not the reason I just moved back after 15 years away, the past eight spent in New Orleans. Sure, it’s pretty rad that I can walk into a store and legally purchase a few grams of Sweet Lemon Skunk, a few grams of Bruce Banner and a sparkling mandarin soda, but my appreciation goes much deeper. It takes bold and brave policymakers and voters to challenge ill-conceived, narrow-minded and archaic laws and forge new territory. As other states eventually let common sense — and democracy — rule, they will look to Colorado. As with any major policy (and social mindset) overhaul, it will take time to work out the kinks. It takes courage to be the first — the ones to go through the trial and error process — the ones to make sacrifices and mistakes in order to figure out how best to regulate, tax and enforce the regulations so that other states can learn best practices. It takes lawmakers and law enforcers who are willing to act for the betterment of the people they serve instead of reacting to baseless political fearmongering and the greed of the prison industrial complex. Or are the culprits the corporations running the country? Does legalized marijuana threaten the profits of the alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceutical industries? Does the unrestricted harvesting of the extraordinarily versatile, efficient, inexpensive, and renewable hemp plant — hailed as a potential replacement for petroleum — threaten Big Oil? I appreciate Colorado for being forward-thinking while judicious. Regulate and tax pot — it’s a no-brainer, but it’s easier said than done. I appreciate legalization as a slap to the nation’s self-medicating hypocrites — those who demonize the leafy green plant and the people who partake, those “law abiding” citizens who pop pills to sleep, to be awake, to not be sad, to not be anxious, to be indifferent, to first make the pain go away and then to fill the unbearable craving of doctor-prescribed and industry-pushed opiates that are exponentially more addictive and more dangerous than cannabis. Americans take 80 percent of the world’s pain pills (do we have that much more pain than people in other countries?), and death by prescription pills has surpassed car accidents as the nation’s leading cause of accidental deaths. If health and well-being were the priorities of drug policy makers, cigarettes would be illegal and the Food & Drug Administration wouldn’t approve pharmaceuticals whose makers later reveal the treatment is far worse than the affliction — only after their patent runs out, of course, and they’ve made billions of dollars in profits. If the health of our children was the priority, industrial toxins in our food, air and water would be more transparently and stringently regulated, and millions of parents wouldn’t be subduing their 7-year-olds with methylphenidates and amphetamines instead of finding a healthy outlet for excess energy or addressing the root causes of their problems. Everyone has their vice, their escape, their way to self-medicate, to let loose on the good days and survive the bad. But on a scale of risk and health hazard — marijuana is without doubt on the safer side of the spectrum (with fewer overdoses than Tylenol), and is less addictive and less prone to fueling violence. The people with whom I waited in line to buy pot in the northwest corner of Colorado were not the unwholesome dregs of society. It’s one of the healthiest states in the nation. In front of me was a conservative local rancher in his 70s. PAGE 22


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Behind me was a congenial couple in their 50s who were visiting from Minnesota. Hypocrisy, ignorance, and the corporate-run government infuriate me, but the deepest depth of my appreciation for the legalization of marijuana comes from the past eight years I lived in Louisiana. Louisiana leads the nation in incarceration rates. Locking up people (especially for drug offenses) is big business in the state. And the prisons have to be full to make the big bucks, even if it means filling them with a significant number of nonviolent marijuana offenders. Louisiana, which boasts some of the harshest marijuana laws in the country, is the most egregious microcosm in the nation that leads the world in locking up people. The United States has about 5 percent of the world’s population and houses around 25 percent of its prisoners. Louisiana’s incarceration rate is nearly five times Iran’s, 13 times China’s and 20 times Germany’s. “A majority of Louisiana inmates are housed in for-profit facilities, which must be supplied with a constant influx of human beings or a $182 million industry will go bankrupt,” Cindy Chang wrote in a 2012 series in The Times- Picayune. Sure, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced in January he’s open to medical marijuana — but that’s been legal in the state since 1991. And yes, New Orleans made a change in 2011 to a process through which first-time offenders are prosecuted, giving the option of a summons as opposed to an arrest. But nothing

jail sentence of five years, and a maximum of 30 years and $50,000 fine. For the second offense, it’s a 10- to 60-year prison sentence and a $100,000 fine. Meanwhile, in Colorado, residents are now permitted to grow up to three plants for personal use. In Louisiana, if you get caught selling to a minor, plan on spending the next 45 to 90 years in jail and paying $75,000. But it’s not just how many people we lock up for pot, or for how much, or for how long — it’s also who we are locking up. According to the ACLU study, black people were 3.7 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people in 2010. During the same time, the study found that marijuana usage rates among whites and blacks were nearly identical, about 12 to 14 percent. In the New Orleans context, this blatant statistical racism makes me hypothesize that if police were to target young white men attending the city’s elite universities at the same rate they go after young black men in the ’hood, the racial breakdown of marijuana arrests would not be so disparate. Having stood at the edge of the yellow police tape at many a murder scene, I know firsthand the depth of damage caused by stupid drug policy. I believe the cycle of gun violence is only propagated by a system all too eager to lock up (certain) people for marijuana offenses. For every black man locked up unnecessarily, a potentially productive taxpayer is instead turned into a taxpayer burden.

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has been done to reduce the penalties. “It’s time for Louisiana to revisit the cost of marijuana prosecutions,” Marjorie Esman, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana’s executive director, wrote in a report last year. “In Louisiana it’s possible to receive a sentence of life without parole for marijuana possession, if there have been other prior offenses. Meanwhile, being arrested for even a very small amount of marijuana can cost someone a job, result in the loss of student financial aid, lead to the loss of custody, and otherwise disrupt family relationships.” Donna Weidenhaft, a public defender in New Orleans, told Rolling Stone’s Bruce Barcott in January that “It doesn’t matter how much or how little marijuana is involved ... in Louisiana you can get twice as much prison time for marijuana possession as sexual battery.” Barcott tells the story of Bernard Noble, who was riding his bike on South Miro Street in 2010 when he was searched by police. Cops found a bag with less than three grams of marijuana. Because of prior felony convictions for possession, Noble was sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 13 and one-third years. The judge took pity on Noble and sentenced him to five years, but District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro appealed the ruling three times before getting the full 13 years for Noble. In Louisiana, getting caught with any amount of pot under 60 pounds — even a single joint — can land you in prison for six months. The second offense can get you five years, and as much as 20 years for the third offense. Cultivating or distributing any amount — even one joint — will get you a mandatory minimum

But the financial cost is not nearly as tragic as the social one. Every black man in prison for a marijuana offense represents a broken family unit. A broken community. Sons are left fatherless, and with that goes direction, hope and a strong male role model — all over a plant less harmful than cigarettes and alcohol. Despite politicians’ well-funded crime-reduction programs, with clever acronyms and catchy names, as long as the powers that be remain gung-ho on locking up black men for pot and other nonviolent offenses, families and communities will remain broken, the future will remain bleak and unjust for the next generation and the cycle of violence will continue — as will the distrust between citizens and those who purport to be their protectors. When Colorado relaxed its laws, I waited in line for two hours to legally purchase cannabis products — not because I was desperate for a high. I wanted to be there, to see history made with my own eyes and smell the delightful dankness with my own nose. After nearly a decade of watching young men being shot and killed on the streets of New Orleans — right down my street — I am desperate for drug policy that moves away from lies, greed and hypocrisy and that is genuinely enacted in the best interest of the health, safety, civil rights and freedom of the people. — Kari Dequine Harden was a reporter for The Times-Picayune and The Advocate. She moved back to her home state of Colorado last year.


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n the 1930s, a number of cautionary films about the evils of marijuana (or “marihuana”) use were produced. Reefer Madness (1936) is the most famous, due to its popularity as a midnight movie during the 1960s and 1970s, but Marihuana (1936) and Assassin of Youth (1937) also depicted the purported horrors that awaited young people who dared to try “Mary Warner” or “muggles.”

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This 1938 article in The Times-Picayune, which reflected many views of the day, warned that smoking “marihuana” could turn “an ordinarily docile individual into a homicidal maniac within 30 minutes.”

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Among Wright’s other observations:

“The effect seems to depend upon the racial, physiological and emotional background of the subject.” “The person under influence of marihuana is infinitely more dangerous at the wheel of an automobile than even a wildly drunken person.” “The dockets of criminal courts in this country are replete with heinous crimes charged to marihuana.” “The drug, attacking as it does only the high nerve centers, is capable of transforming an ordinarily docile individual into a homicidal maniac within 30 minutes.” “While in this condition of emotional disturbance, the subject is likely to commit violent and irresponsible acts. During this stage the subject obeys its every impulse arising from previous or current suggestion. Afflicted with hallucinations of terrifying extent, he is liable to run amok, leaving a trail of crime — even murder — in his wake.” — RESEARCH BY MEGAN BRADEN-PERRY

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The Times-Picayune ran an interview in 1938 with U.S. Attorney J. Skelly Wright about the drug that had “preyed on human minds” for “centuries,” according to reporter George J. Martin. Martin pointed out that Louisiana was among the first states to criminalize the drug and said that while marijuana was not an addictive substance like opium, “continued smoking of ‘muggles,’ does, however, produce a craving not unlike that of a cigarette smoker for tobacco.”

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interest Publiq House straddles the line between music venue and neighborhood pub. P H OTO BY C H ER Y L G ER B ER

signature look, a choice that came from Briggs’ practice of reusing salsa jars at home. A vintage truck disguises the sound booth, which adds to the venue’s unassuming vibe. In February, Briggs signed with Huka Entertainment, a locally managed production company that works with Briggs to book bands. The current house band, Brass-A-Holics, performs Thursdays at 9 p.m. Tab Benoit and Dumpstaphunk recently performed. Headliners during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival include Marco Benevento, Tryptophunk and Robert Walter’s 20th Congress. There’s also a trivia night every Tuesday at 7 p.m., and nightly happy hours. Publiq House will participate in the fourth annual Freret Street Festival Saturday, April 5. Being part of the neighborhood is important to Briggs. “One thing I love about Freret is that everyone has their own niche and they are really good at it,” he says.

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Arc of Greater New Orleans collects Mardi Gras bead donations at the entrance of Audubon Zoo (6500 Magazine St., 504-581-4629; www.auduboninstitute. org) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during its Earth Fest celebration Saturday, March 15. Donate beads and receive $3 off adult tickets and $2 off children’s tickets.

refreshments, and purchases will be discounted 15 percent.

Bella & Harlow (4221 Magazine St., 504-324-4531; www.facebook.com/bellaharlow) hosts a trunk show by jeweler Jess Leigh Jewels (www.jessleighjewels. com) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13. There will be free drinks and

John Fluevog shoes (www.fluevog. com) will open a location in the Pontalba building. The soft opening is tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 28, and the store is hiring now. Visit the website to apply.

The New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways and Parkway Partners hold the annual tree and plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 15 at 2829 Gentilly Blvd. Horticulturalist Dan Gill will be available to answer questions.

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hen owner Rhett Briggs opened Publiq House (4528 Freret St., 504-826-9912; www.publiqhouse. com) a year ago, he aimed to bring a mid-sized music venue to Freret Street’s blossoming food and entertainment scene. “I thought that in Uptown there was a need for another Tipitina’s-size venue,” Briggs says. “Right now all the venues max out at 150-200 [people]. … Then you have that big leap up to House of Blues and Tipitina’s. Publiq House … fits around 450 [people]. The goal is for this place to become an exclusive music venue.” Briggs says he’s attracting noteworthy bands to the venue while paying close attention to the bar’s offerings. Maintaining the balance between the music and the bar has proved challenging. “I went more into a music venue than I anticipated,” he says. “I didn’t want my place to be somewhere you only go to see a show. You can also come for a beer. It’s hard operationally, but we’ve made it work.” Publiq House has 22 beers on tap and 99 in bottles, as well as specialty cocktails. The strawberry basil margarita is the most popular drink. Mason jars used as glasses add to its

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Biscuits & Buns on Banks brings more breakfast to Mid-City. By Scott Gold

Biscuits & Buns on Banks serves French toast with grilled bananas and pancetta with a side of corn maque choux. P H O T O BY C H ER Y L G ER B ER

standout is French toast with grilled bananas and pancetta, dusted with powdered sugar. It’s a dizzying variety of flavors and textures, but it works. One can even add Nutella or peanut butter to take it to the next level, but it’s not necessary. Where the decor and menu satisfy, the service could stand to improve. Several orders and requests were mistaken, though the servers remedied each with a smile and a polite apology. One should also note, unsurprisingly, that if you head here at peak weekend brunch hours, you’ll be in for a wait. I applaud the new breakfast offerings on Banks Street, and Biscuits & Buns stands out from the pack with its unique take on brunch. Asparagus smoothie aside, the chicken and waffles will have me headed back to Mid-City. 

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4337 Banks St., (504) 273-4600; www.facebook.com/biscuitsandbunsonbanks

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Breakfast-brunch Tue.-Sun.

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Buttermilk biscuits, jerk tofu, French toast, iced coffee, chicken and waffles

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Overly sweet iced tea, inconsistent service

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Warm and wallet-friendly breakfast in a cozy Mid-City house

O bagels, where Artz thou?

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anks Street in Mid-City has become something of a breakfast hot spot offering several new options for hungry early risers. Among them is the alliterative Biscuits & Buns on Banks, which opened last fall. Biscuits & Buns specializes in refined breakfasts and lunches a step beyond pancake house or diner fare — while keeping the prices and atmosphere friendly. Biscuits & Buns offers a warm, cozy and intimate decor perfect for breakfast — breakfast doesn’t call for sleek modern styling and designer furniture. Upon entering, you’ll find a long counter with a pair of small but comfortable dining areas in the rooms behind it, with walls decorated with hand-painted folk art murals. It feels like eating at a friend’s house, which was surely the intention here, and the restaurant hits it spot-on. On the menu’s healthier side, there’s a granola yogurt parfait, oatmeal and fresh fruit smoothies and house-blended juices, which include elevated flavor combinations like watermelon, apple and cilantro, as well as kale, spinach, asparagus and orange. I passed on the idea of an asparagus beverage, but the addition of cranberries, carrots and apples was a pleasant touch. Iced coffee here is also a hit, though the house iced tea is exceptionally sweet. (If you were hoping for a boozy breakfast, you won’t find it here. Banks St. Bar across the street can get you started if you need an eye- opener.) Biscuits & Buns serves traditional a la carte breakfast options, including eggs, grits, meats and sides. Too often one finds chicken with waffles, instead of chicken and waffles. Here, chicken and waffles — served with a side of creamy grits — is a wholly satisfying option. The crispy, boneless chicken makes pairing every bite with a bit of waffle and cane syrup much easier. Of course there are the namesake biscuits, both small and large. A recent meal started with complimentary mini biscuits with pecan butter, which left my party hungry for more. A generous biscuit breakfast sandwich filled with scrambled eggs and cheese did not disappoint. Entree options include Jamaican-seasoned grilled tofu, served with tomato, cucumber and cilantro in a chilled lettuce cup with jerk sauce. (Grilled chicken also is available instead of tofu.) There’s also a giant portion of tender pot roast and debris jus served over one of the house biscuits, for the truly hungry. Another

After a food and cooking-centric parade named in famed writer Lafcadio Hearn’s honor — the Krewe of Lafcadio — rolled this Carnival, another local event in tribute to Hearn takes place at Degas House (2306 Esplanade Ave., 504-821-5009) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12. The historic house hosts its Dinner with Degas event focusing on Hearn’s famous Lafcadio Hearn’s Creole Cookbook. Hearn has been celebrated for his vivid portrayal of life in New Orleans in the late 19th century, evident in his cookbook as well as the seminal collection Inventing New Orleans. “Lafcadio got all of these recipes watching women cook in a boarding house,” says Degas House event coordinator Cindy Denney. “It’s really the spine of Creole cooking. Everything is indigenous to the region, and that’s something that I really love about it. There’s been this move away from fusion cuisine back to the basics, and it really doesn’t get more basic than this. “The book was originally published in 1885, and Degas was here right at this time. What he was eating here in this house, at that time, was the same Creole cuisine. It’s wonderful and inspiring to really honor that.” Visiting chef Jacob Cureton interprets the cuisine rather than truly resurrecting it. For Cureton — who has cooked alongside New Orleans chefs such as Scott Boswell, Isaac Toups and Ryan Hughes — it’s also a way of connecting with the city’s past. “The Dinner With Degas has become a great way for me to get more involved with New Orleans history,” Cureton says. “It’s a creative outlet for talented, ambitious chefs looking for a little bit of a challenge. Each chef has a chance to showcase his or hers own unique background. I’m from Southern Alabama and it is reflected subtly in my cooking. This dinner is a great way to experience history and community in an interactive environment.” Dishes include “Queen Victoria’s Favorite Green Pea Soup” made with peas, charred celery, mint, and spiced citrus-cured bacon, as well as “Mutton That Will Taste Like Venison,” featuring braised leg of lamb with a potato cream puff, huckleberry-mushroom jus and pureed mustard greens. Dinner and absinthe cocktail is $78 per person. Guests may bring their own wine, and there is no corkage fee. — SCOTT GOLD

Much to the surprise and sadness of bagel-loving New Orleanians, Artz Bagelz (3138 Magazine St., 504-309PAGE 29

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FORK + CENTER [CONTINUED] 7557) announced March 5 it is now closed. The restaurant’s announcement, which appeared both on a sign posted to the door of its Magazine Street location as well as on its Facebook page and company voicemail, was brief: “It is with deep regret and sorrow that we have to announce that Artz Bagelz has closed permanently. Thank you all so much for enjoying our bagels. It was a pleasure and a privilege to serve you and we will miss you.” The note was signed, “Sincerely, The management and staff of Artz Bagelz.” Artz had recently opened a downtown location at 821 Baronne St. last November, which ceased about a month later, as did the company’s wholesale business. With the closure of Artz on Magazine, Uptown bagel aficionados have one less bakery to find fresh-baked rounds upon which to heap a pile of scrambled eggs with cheese, or the classic combination of cream cheese, smoked fish, red onions and capers. There are still a number of local bakeries that provide fresh bagels, including Manhattan Jack (4930 Prytania St., 504-897-5551; www.manhattanjack.com) among others. — SCOTT GOLD

Mid-City masala: A new source for Indian buffet

Craft carriers and suds at WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum’s inaugural Drafts for Crafts event Friday, March 21 at the National WWII Museum (945 Magazine St., 504-528-1944; www.nationalww2museum.org) features food, beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Proceeds help Operation Restoration restore a locally built World War II patrol and torpedo craft — the PT-305 — to operational and seaworthy conditions by 2015. Flow Tribe performs. Tickets $35. Visit www.draftsforcrafts.org for details. — MEGAN BRADEN-PERRY

Fryday Fridays: Get your fish plate on

Dozens of churches and community groups throughout south Louisiana serve fried fish plates every Friday during Lent. In New Orleans, participating churches within the Archdiocese of New Orleans include the following (visit www.arch-no.org for more locations): • Holy Name of Mary (342 Oliver St.) serves fish, snap beans, French fries, coleslaw and potato salad from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 14, 21 & 28 and April 4, 11 & 18. Plates are $8. • Our Lady of the Rosary (3368 Esplanade Ave.) serves fried fish, French fries, green beans and coleslaw from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 14. 21 & 28. Plates are $8. • St. Mary of the Angels (3501 N. Miro St.) serves fish plates from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 14, 21 & 28 and April 4 & 11. Plates are $8. • At Lace II (6940 Martin Drive, 504-243-5223; www.lacethegrandballroom. com) in New Orleans East, the tradition extends into late-night hours with DJ Captain Charles and, curiously, rum punch. Fried Fish Fridays are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and after 9 p.m., admission is $5. Fish plates and (a cup of rum punch) are $10. — ALEX WOODWARD

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It’s no secret that Orleans Parish has a dearth of Indian buffets compared to other cities, where steam tables filled with rogan josh and butter chicken are as common as Popeyes are here. Now there’s a new, if unlikely, place for Indian food buffs to get their buffet on at lunchtime: the new Whole Foods Market (300 N. Broad Street, 504-434-3364) in Mid-City. Whole Foods in Uptown also has occasioanlly offered Indian food in its buffet line. Near the hot soup bar is a small but surprisingly decent hot line of Indian dishes. On recent visits, selections included chicken tikka masala, vegetable korma, palak paneer, lemon rice and vegetable pakoras. Diners can fill cardboard containers for $8.99 per pound, or — the more economical option — use one of the foil containers atop the buffet; it’s $9.99 plus tax for the foil container, no matter how much you manage to cram inside, and it’s plenty for lunch and dinner combined. You can take it home or eat at one of the small booths in the front of the store. A Whole Foods representative said Indian food is one of several rotating options offered by the store. — KEVIN ALLMAN

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Brian Landry Chef Brian Landry is no stranger to the seafood riches of south Louisiana. A New Orleans native and a lifelong advocate of the fruits of the Gulf of Mexico and its surrounding waters, Landry heads the kitchen at Borgne (Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., 504-613-3860; www. borgnerestaurant.com), which, in its third year, continues to specialize year-round in seasonal seafood. As crawfish season begins, Landry spoke with Gambit about what mudbug lovers can expect for this year’s crop, and his thoughts about backyard boils and why they make Louisiana special.

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With two recent and significant freezes, should we be concerned about crawfish this year?

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Landry: I think the verdict is still out on what kind of crawfish season we’re going to have. Obviously, we’re off to a late start. A lot of people have their first crawfish boils of the year to coincide with Mardi Gras. Even having Mardi Gras as late as it was, we really haven’t seen crawfish hitting the market with any force just yet. Part of it has been weather; it’s definitely been a much colder winter, which is probably the single biggest factor. There’s a little bit of crawfish around, but the price is high, and with the amount being so small, you’re really not seeing it hit restaurant menus yet. My thoughts are to do what we always do and play the hand that Mother Nature deals us. One of the beautiful parts about cooking in south Louisiana is we always have access to wonderful seafood. Spring is usually the perfect storm of seasonal seafood, where softshell crabs start to come in, crawfish, and a lot of different finfish, so normally we’re pretty spoiled. If crawfish have an off year, the blue crab or the shrimp patch will take its place. Last year wasn’t a particularly great crab season, and we were still able to have a menu full of Gulf fish, shrimp and, of course, the crawfish were great. We’ll play it by ear, and if it’s one of those times we have a short crawfish season, we won’t be at a lack of great seafood. But it might also be a later season because of the cold, so maybe we’ll have crawfish right past Jazz Fest and right on into June, and that’s not the worst thing. It’s a lot more fun to eat crawfish outside in the yard in shorts and flip flops than in an overcoat.

A recent study by the LSU AgCenter blew a lot of people away by dispelling the popular belief that boiled crawfish with straight tails aren’t necessarily dead when they were cooked. How do you feel about that?

L: I kind of still side with the old wives’ tale. They’re scientists, and they know what they’re talking about, but even if the crawfish wasn’t dead before it was boiled, there still seems to be a difference because the tail didn’t curl, so the texture still definitely changes. I think the straight tails tend to overcook and dry out a little compared to the ones that curl up. I think there’s something in the curling of the tail that keeps the meat protected as it cooks.

What are the differences between having crawfish in a restaurant versus an old-fashioned crawfish boil?

L: I grew up with crawfish boils, but I didn’t realize until I was doing some recent research that the crawfish boil really didn’t become popular until the 1960s. It’s only really been mainstream for 40 years or so. In Cajun country, it’s kind of taken the place of the boucherie. Because families are so close, and there’s such a strong tie there, those communities really thrive on that gathering, which is where the modern crawfish boil is now rooted. It’s typically done to celebrate something — a birthday, Easter, an engagement — that’s one of the things that makes growing up in Louisiana so great. It’s because our big celebrations tend to center around food. It really made me think — I obviously love the dishes we prepare in the restaurant, but there’s just something unique and special about a backyard crawfish boil. You’re usually with friends and family, and it’s really an event. When we recreate those flavors in restaurants, that’s kind of what helps us engage people with the food we’re making, those memories that are associated with the food. That’s what makes cooking in this city so much fun. — SCOTT GOLD


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When Mardi Gras falls late on the calendar — like this year — we hardly have time to stick to our Lenten vows of good behavior before St. Patrick’s Day. There are a few places — and beers — in New Orleans honoring Ireland. The epicenter of the celebration is the Tracey’s and Parasol’s joint Irish Channel block party (Sat., March 15 and Mon., March 17). There are beer trucks at Third and Magazine streets which may have a selection of the Irish Channel’s only brewery, NOLA Brewing. Duck The Irish House has into Parasol’s if there’s nothing on the street — Irish beers on tap they usually have a few craft taps. for St. Patrick’s Day. For the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 15, bring some tall boys of NOLA Brewing’s Irish Channel Stout for the local touch, or go full Irish with cans of Guinness or O’Hara’s dry Irish stout. Traditional dry Irish stouts are relatively low in alcohol (between 4 and 4.5 percent alcohol by volume, or ABV), so they can be enjoyed all day. NOLA’s Irish Channel Stout weighs in at a heftier 6.8 percent ABV, so plan accordingly. Venturing out of the Irish Channel. The Irish House (1432 St Charles Ave., 504-595-6755; www.theirishhouseneworleans.com) has a great selection of Irish beer. They serve Murphy’s on nitro, which I prefer to Guinness (which they also have). Also on tap is Smithwick’s, an amber ale, and Harp, a basic light lager. The Irish House also has a terrific selection of American craft, British and Belgian beers in the bottle and offers several rotating craft taps. Finn McCool’s (3701 Banks St, 504-486-9080; www.finnmccools.com) offers Guinness, Smithwick’s, Harp and Magners Cider year round. Its Mid-City neighbor The Holy Ground Irish Pub (3340 Canal St., 504-821-6828; www. facebook.com/theholyhroundirishpub) offers a Guinness pint with a shot of Jameson Irish whiskey. My final word of advice: stay away from green beer. For more information, visit www.stpatricksdayneworleans.com. Slainte! — NORA McGUNNIGLE

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The Avenue Pub

1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586-9243 www.theavenuepub.com

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Maurepas Foods

www.maurepasfoods.com

Mint chocolate ice cream cookie sandwiches are served with ranger bites — mini cookies made with coconut and Cocoa Krispies.

Mopho

514 City Park Ave., (504) 482-6845 www.mophonola.com

Lemongrass and ginger chicken wings are coated in rice flour, marinated overnight and fried.

4 Rue 127

127 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 483-1571 www.rue127.com

Fried chicken skins with sweet chili sauce are Rue’s take on cracklins.

5 SoBou

310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095 www.sobounola.com

Glazed alligator corndogs are served with okra mayonnaise and Creole mustard dipping sauce.

10 a.m. Saturday SoFAB Culinary Library, 1609 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405

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French Market Fare: St. Joseph’s Day

2 p.m. Sunday French Market, North Peters Street between Governor Nicholls and Ursulines streets, (504) 522-2621

www.frenchmarket.org The Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the French Market celebrate St. Joseph’s Day with Italian music, Creole-Italian cooking demonstrations and traditional St. Joseph’s Day altar cookie sales.

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Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food.

Tooker to the parade “This is the one city in America where breakfast drinking is totally socially acceptable.” — New Orleans food guru and Louisiana Eats! radio host Poppy Tooker, talking with National Public Radio about her “Carnival breakfast of champions: deviled eggs and milk punch.” NPR reported, “She says that this combination is precisely how many New Orleanians fortify themselves as they line up along the parade route. It fulfills three of the key criteria of any good Mardi Gras meal: It’s portable, it can be eaten without silverware and, well, it contains alcohol — your choice of bourbon or brandy.”

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Kids Menu: Storytime with Nancy Wilson

www.southernfood.org The founder of Mam Papaul’s Food Products tells Little Red Riding Hood and Petite Rouge and makes biscuits and blackberry butter with kids ages 3 to 7.

2 3200 Burgundy St., (504) 267-0072

6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday Degas House, 2306 Esplanade Ave., (504) 821-5009

www.degashouse.com Chef Jacob Cureton prepares dishes from Lafcadio Hearn’s Creole Cookbook that Edgar Degas ate when he lived at Degas House from 1872 to 1873. BYOB. Call to register. Dinner $78.

1 Dump truck fries combine bechamel, roasted pork, grilled onions and port wine au jus.

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AFRICAN Motherland Cafe — 1700 N. Galvez St., (504) 342-2996; www. facebook.com/motherlandcafe — This family restaurant serves Senegalese and Gambian food, and vegetarian dishes are available. Thiebou djenne is a fish and rice stew, and boulettes are fried balls of fish. There also are house-made ginger drinks and wonjo, made with hibiscus. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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Lunch. Dinner. Late Night Dining.

7 DAYS A WEEK • 11 AM-5 AM 230 DECATUR ST.

11AM-5AM DAILY www.attikineworleans.com 504-587-3756

Huh! A Restaurant & Bar — 3401 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 2292484; www.huhrestaurant.com — This restaurant serves salads, sandwiches, burgers, entrees and sweet and savory crepes. The king cake crepes are available in plain and filled varieties topped with purple, green and gold icing and sugar. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., and open Sundays during New Orleans Saints games. Credit cards. $$ Knuckleheads Eatery — 3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858; www.knuckleheadsnola.com — This casual eatery serves burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and bar noshes. Mulligan Mike’s all-Angus chuck burger is topped with grilled ham and Swiss or cheddar cheese and comes with fries and a pickle. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ O’Henry’s Food & Spirits — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, (504) 461-9840; www. ohenrys.com — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Somethin’ Else Cafe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www.somethingelsecafe.com — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets,

boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Treasure Island Buffet — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 4438000; www.treasurechestcasino. com — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BAR & GRILL American Sports Saloon — 1200 Decatur St., (504) 522-2410 — This sports bar serves burgers made with house-ground patties, chicken wings, 12 beers on tap and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Bayou Beer Garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Down the Hatch — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ Jigger’s Bar & Grill — 1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555 — The sports bar serves sandwiches and bar noshing items. Half or full-round muffulettas are filled with Italian ham, Genoa salami, provolone cheese and house-made olive salad and served toasted. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar — 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.therendoninn.com — The Boudreaux burger combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewood-smoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. Fresh cut fries are served with Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ The Rivershack Tavern — 3449

River Road, (504) 834-4938; www. therivershacktavern.com — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Shamrock Bar & Grill — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE Boo Koo BBQ — 3701 Banks St., (504) 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ Hickory Prime BBQ — 6001 France Road, (757) 277-8507; www.hickoryprimebbq.com — Proprietors Billy Rhodes and Karen Martin have won several barbecue competitions. They serve Texas-style brisket, smoked chicken, ribs and more. The pulled pork platter features pork cooked for 12 hours over hickory and white oak and it comes with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Saucy’s — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www.saucysnola. com — Saucy’s serves slowsmoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The cochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BURGERS Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar — 2200 Magazine St., (504) 644-4311; www.charcoalgourmetburgerbar.com — This burger specialist’s patty options include beef, bison, shrimp and veggie. The House burger is dressed with cheddar, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard and served with house-made chips. The Cobb salad features romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, avocado, tomato, onion, applewood-smoked bacon, blue cheese, croutons and


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COFFEE/DESSERT Angelo Brocato’s — 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; www. angelobrocatoicecream.com — This sweet shop and serves its own gelato, spumoni, Italian ice, cannolis, fig cookies and other treats. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Rue de la Course — 1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343; www.facebook.comruedelacourse — The coffeeshop offers a selection of bagels (plain, sesame, everything, honey whole wheat or cinnamon-raisin) from Artz Bagelz. The Downtown sandwich includes turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, avocado, tomato, lettuce, sprouts and mayonnaise on a choice of bagel and comes with chips, potato salad or coleslaw. The Lakeview features chicken or tuna salad dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on a bagel and comes with a side. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $ Pinkberry — Citywide; www. pinkberry.com — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONTEMPORARY Bayona — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; www.bayona. com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ The Delachaise — 3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com — The bar offers an award-winning wine list and full restaurant menu. Mussels are steamed with Thai chili and lime leaf. Chicken mofongo features plantains stuffed with stewed chicken. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ Ivy — 5015 Magazine St., (504) 899-1330 — Chef Sue Zemanick offers a selection of small

plates. Grilled lobster is served with arugula, roasted potatoes and corn. Warm snow crab claws come with truffle butter. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit Cards. $$

CREOLE Antoine’s Restaurant — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 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. $$$ Cafe Gentilly — 5325 Franklin Ave., (504) 281-4220; www. facebook.com/cafegentilly —Crab cake Benedict is French bread topped with poached eggs, a hand-made crawfish sausage patty and hollandaise. Breakfast is available all day, and the creamed spinach, crawfish and Swiss cheese omelet can be served in a po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Ignatius Eatery — 3121 Magazine St., (504) 899-0242; www.ignatiuseatery.com — The menu includes classic Creole dishes such as red beans and rice, speckled trout meuniere and crawfish etouffee as well as sandwiches, salads and pasta. Crawfish Ignatius pasta features crawfish cream sauce with mushrooms, tomatoes, onion and bell peppers topped with grated Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ The Landing Restaurant — Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611; www. neworleansairporthotel.com — The Landing serves Cajun and Creole dishes with many seafood options. Louisiana crab cakes are popular. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Ma Momma’s House — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 244-0021; www.mamommashouse.com — Traditional home-style Creole dishes include red beans and rice, shrimp pasta, fried chicken, cornbread and more. Chicken and waffles includes a Belgian waffle and three or six fried chicken wings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Palace Cafe — 605 Canal St., (504) 523-1661; www.palacecafe.com — Palace Cafe serves creative Creole dishes. Crabmeat cheesecake is topped with Creole meuniere. Andouille-crusted fish is served with Crystal buerre blanc. For dessert, there’s white chocolate bread pudding. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$$ Roux on Orleans — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans. com — This restaurant offers contemporary Creole dishes including barbecue shrimp, redfish couvillion, gumbo and catfish and shrimp dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Saints & Sinners — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www. saintsandsinnersnola.com —

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Antoine’s Annex — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honey-Dijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Breads on Oak — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; www. breadsonoak.com — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Cafe Freret — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www.cafefreret. com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin. Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Cafe NOMA — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 4821264; www.cafenoma.com — The cafe serves roasted Gulf shrimp and vegetable salad dressed with Parmesan-white balsamic vinaigrette. Other options include chipotle-marinated portobello sliders and flatbread pizza topped with manchego, peppers and roasted garlic. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $ Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 4837001 — 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. For breakfast, an omelet is filled with marinated mushrooms, bacon, spinach and goat cheese. Tuna salad or chicken salad avocado melts are topped with melted Monterey Jack and shredded Parmesan cheeses and served on a choice of bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

ton Ave., (504) 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., (504) 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. $

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Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, po-boys, burgers and more. The Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ Tableau — 616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463; www.tableaufrenchquarter.com — Tableau’s updated Creole cuisine includes bacon-wrapped oysters en brochette served with roasted garlic butter and grilled Two Run Farm lamb chops served with New Orleans-style barbecue sauce. Balcony and courtyard dining available. Reservations resommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Willie Mae’s Scotch House — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503 — This popular neighborhood restaurant is know for its wet-battered fried chicken. Green beans come with rice and gravy. There’s bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; www. koshercajun.com — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch

Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ Mardi Gras Zone — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com — The 24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. The deli serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees such as stuffed peppers, beef stroganoff and vegetable lasagna. Vegan pizzas also are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ Martin Wine Cellar — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine.com — The wine emporium’s dinner menu includes pork rib chops served with house-made boudin stuffing, Tabasco pepper jelly demi-glaze and smothered greens. The Deli Deluxe sandwich features corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and Creole mustard on an onion roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Qwik Chek Deli & Catering — 2018 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 456-6362 — The menu includes gumbo, po-boys, pasta, salads and hot plate lunches. The hamburger po-boy can be dressed with lettuce, mayo and tomato on French bread. Shrimp Italiano features shrimp tossed with cream sauce and pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FRENCH Baie Rouge — 4128 Magazine St., (504) 304-3667; www. baierougenola.com — Shrimp and risotto Milanese features jumbo shrimp cooked with lemon over saffron risotto served with hericots verts. Pig Dip features pork debris, caramelized onions and garlic aioli on French bread with a side of smoked pork jus. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

GOURMET TO GO Breaux Mart — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, (504) 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-8146; www. breauxmart.com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

INDIAN Schiro’s Indian Cafe — 2483 Royal St., (504) 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 vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reserva-


OUT to EAT braised slowly in tomato sauce and served over house-made pappardelle. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Mon. & Wed.-Fri., lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 8852984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com — Try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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Asuka Sushi & Hibachi — 7912 Earhart Blvd., (504) 862-5555; www. asukaneworleans.com — Asuka serves sushi and grilled items from the hibachi. The Shaggy Dog roll features tempura-fried shrimp, snow crab and avocado topped with crabstick and eel sauce and spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www.kakkoii-nola.com — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Kyoto — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Mikimoto — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www. mikimotosushi.com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 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. $$ Rock-N-Sake — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Yuki Izakaya — 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; www.facebook. com/yukiizakaya — This Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried chicken and other specialties. Reservations

Amici Restaurant & Bar — 3218 Magazine St., (504) 300-1250; www.amicinola.com — Amici serves coal-fired pizza and Italian dishes. The broccoli rabe salsica Italiana pie is topped with marinara, mozzarella, sauteed bitter Italian greens and Italian sausage. Pasta carbonara features pancetta and green peas in white sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Andrea’s Restaurant — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Cafe Giovanni — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni. com — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Maximo’s Italian Grill — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www. maximosgrill.com — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habanero-infused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. Osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ Mosca’s — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www. moscasrestaurant.com — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ Red Gravy — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; www.redgravycafe.com — The cafe serves rustic Italian fare. Pork bracciole features pork loin stuffed with cheese, currants and pignoli nuts that is

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LATIN AMERICAN La Macarena Pupseria and Latin Cafe — 8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; www.pupsasneworleans.com — This cafe serves Latin and Caribbean dishes, tapas and appetizers like guacamole and chips. Spanish garlic shrimp is served with refried black beans, saffron rice and tropical salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Mon. Cash only. $$

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY 7 On Fulton — 700 Fulton St., (504) 525-7555; www.7onfulton. com — New Orleans barbecue shrimp features a peppery butter sauce made with blonde ale. Oven-roasted lobster tail is topped with Louisiana crawfish and corn cream sauce and comes with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Heritage Grill — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ Manning’s — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans.com — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Marti’s — 1041 Dumaine St., (504) 522-5478; www.martisnola.com — This brasserie serves traditional French and contemporary Louisiana cooking. The grande plateau fruits de mer features whole Maine lobster, chilled shrimp, marinated snow crab claws, oysters on the half shell and scallop ceviche. Grilled Texas quail is served with spaetzle, oyster mushrooms, corn and Pommery mustard sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ Ralph’s On The Park — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www. ralphsonthepark.com — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. Tuna two ways includes tuna tartare, seared pepper tuna, avocado and wasabi cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Restaurant R’evolution — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www. revolutionnola.com — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, house-made salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and

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tions accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Nirvana Indian Cuisine — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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oyster-stuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Sainte Marie — 930 Poydras St., Suite 101, (504) 304-6988; www.saintemarienola.com — Barbecue jerk shrimp are served with coconut rice and mango chow chow. Sam’s Yak A Mein combines braised beef, chicken, shrimp, egg noodles and a soft-boiled egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Tivoli & Lee —The Hotel Modern, 2 Lee Circle, (504) 962-0909; www.tivoliandlee.com — The restaurant offers a modern take on Southern cuisine in a small plate format, with dishes ranging from andouille potato tots to fried oysters. The pied du cochon is served with braised Covey Rise Farms collard greens, bacon and pickled Anaheim peppers. Half a roasted chicken comes with dirty spaetzle, sweet tea glaze and greens. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Tomas Bistro — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes such as bouillabaisse New Orleans, filled with saffron shrimp, mussels, oysters, Gulf fish, crawfish and pesto aioli croutons. Crispy fried wild catfish is served over stone-ground grits with Cajun tasso. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Tommy’s Wine Bar — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EASTERN Attiki Bar & Grill — 230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756 — This restaurant and hookah bar serves an array of Mediterranean dishes. Tomato Buffala features baked tomatoes and mozzarella topped with basil and olive oil. Grilled filet mignon is topped with creamy mushroom sauce and served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$ Pyramids Cafe — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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Casa Borrega — 1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 427-0654; www.facebook.com/casaborrega — The barroom and cantina is decorated with folk art, and there’s seating in the back courtyard. Chicken enchiladas are served with mole, rice and beans. Pozole de puerco is Mexican hominy soup featuring pork in spicy red broth with radish, cabbage and avocado and tostadas on the side. No reservations. Brunch, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Juan’s Flying Burrito — 2018 Magazine St., (504) 486-9950; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 569-0000; www.juansflyingburrito.com — Juan’s serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, salads and more. Roasted pork tacos are topped with spicy slaw. Vegetarian Mardi Gras Indian tacos feature roasted corn, beans, cheese and spicy slaw on corn tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Lucy’s Retired Surfers’ Bar & Restaurant — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurders.com — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD Bombay Club — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www.thebombayclub.com — This elegant French Quarter hideaway is styled like an English manor and is known for its martini menu. Louisiana crab and roasted Creole tomato fondue is finished with manchego cheese, scallions and grilled crostini. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ The Columns — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Gazebo Cafe — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; 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. $$ House of Blues — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com/neworleans — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Little Gem Saloon — 445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; www.littlegemsaloon.com — Little Gem offers creative contemporary and Creole dishes and live jazz. Louisiana black drum is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and served with spinach, black-eyed peas and sherry cream. Rabbit and cauliflower gratin is served with apple-cabbage preserves. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ The Market Cafe — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 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. $$ Siberia — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www.siberianola.com — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

NEIGHBORHOOD Cafe B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www. cafeb.com — This cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Joey K’s — 3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com — This casual eatery serves fried seafood platters, salads, sandwiches and Creole favorites such as red beans and rice. Daily specials include braised lamb shank, lima beans with a ham hock and chicken fried steak served with macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Katie’s Restaurant — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. No reservations. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

PAN ASIAN Lucky Rooster — 515 Baronne St., (504) 529-5825; www.luckyroosternola.com — The menu features a mix of Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese and Japanese dishes. Korean-style fried chicken is served with chili-garlic sauce and kimchi slaw. Lucky Rooster soup comes with fivespice chicken, wok-seared vegetables and crunchy wontons. The bar offers creative cocktails and house-made sodas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA Marks Twain’s Pizza Landing — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Mellow Mushroom — 1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4155; 8827 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www. mellowmushroom.com — The Holy Shiitake pie tops an olive


OUT to EAT oil and garlic brushed crust with shiitake, button and portobello mushrooms, carmelized onions, mozzarella, montamore and Parmesan cheeses and black truffle oil. The Enlightened Spinach salad is topped with dried cherries, apples, candied pecans and feta cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Slice Pizzeria — 1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com — Slice serves pizza by the pie or slice, plus salads, pasta and more. The Sportsman’s Paradise pie is topped with Gulf shrimp, andouille, corn, diced tomatoes and caramelized onions. Full bar available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www.theospizza.com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies and diners can build their own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. The menu also includes salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Wit’s Inn — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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Acme Oyster House — 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www.acmeoyster.com — The original Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter has served raw oysters for more than a century. The full menu includes char-grilled oysters, cooked seafood dishes and New Orleans staples. The Peace Maker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Bourbon House — 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com — Bourbon House serves seafood dishes including New Orleans barbecue shrimp, redfish cooked with the skin on, oysters from the raw bar and more. Large picture windows offer views of Bourbon Street, and the bar is stocked with a large selection of bourbons. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Chad’s Bistro — 3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-9935; www.chadsbistro.com — The seafood Napoleon features fried eggplant medallions topped with crabmeat on a bed of angel hair pasta topped with shrimp au gratin sauce. The seafood boat is a bread loaf filled with fried shrimp, oysters and catfish and stuffed shimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri. dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Galley Seafood Restaurant — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Grand Isle — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; www. grandislerestaurant.com — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and caramelized onions. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Mr. Ed’s Seafood & Italian Restaurant — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.mredsno.com — The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, poboys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Red Fish Grill — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Austin’s Seafood and Steakhouse — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno.com — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Veal Austin features paneed veal topped with Swiss chard, bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse — 716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467; www.dickiebrennansrestaurant. com — The house filet mignon is served atop creamed spinach with masa-fried oysters and Pontalba potatoes. Popular starters include the jumbo lump crabcake made with aioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch Friday, dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH Mimi’s in the Marigny — 2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Hot and cold tapas dishes range from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and latenight Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Vega Tapas Cafe — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VIETNAMESE Doson Noodle House —135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlights the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ Lin’s — 3715 Westbank Expressway, (504) 340-0178; www. linsmenu.com —The menu includes Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai dishes. Vietnamese “Shakin’” beef features beef tips and onions served with rice. Singapore-style vermicelli is a stir fry of noodles, shrimp, pork, bean sprouts, carrots and bamboo shoots. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$ Pho Tau Bay Restaurant — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, (504) 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Rolls-N-Bowls — 605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; www.facebook.com/rolls-nbowlsnola — This casual Vietnamese eatery serves spring rolls, pho, rice and vermicelli bowls, banh mi, stir fry entrees and bubble tea. The vermicelli bowl features noodles over lettuce, cucumber and carrots; shrimp are optional. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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Bear’s Poboys at Gennaros — 3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226 — The roast beef po-boy features beef slowcooked in house, sliced thin, soaked in gravy and dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on toasted Leidenheimer bread. The 10-ounce Bear burger is topped with roast beef debris, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on a toasted brioche seeded bun and served with fries or loaded potato salad. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Killer Poboys — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www.killerpoboys. com — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. The Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and Old New Orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ Magazine Po-Boy Shop — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 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. Credit cards. $ Wilma’s Cheesesteaks — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; www. jugheadsneworleans.com — Wilma’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. The regular cheese steak features thin-sliced rib-eye, sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic and melted provolone and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

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Gambit’s 2014 Fairs & Festivals Guide ouisiana festivals provide lots of entertainment bang for the buck, with most offering music, food, cultural activities and fun for the kids. Because Louisianans love to celebrate their heritage, history and talents, there’s a festival almost every week of the year, many in New Orleans or within an easy drive. There are small church fairs and internationally known events like New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Fest, Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette and the Voodoo Music + Art Experience. There are festivals based on every cuisine and food Louisiana produces, as well as our music and traditions. Here is a calendar of fairs, festivals and other celebrations around the state for the rest of the year. Some events have not finalized their schedules, so check their websites for more information.

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14-16 — Louisiana Nursery Festival (4300 Highway 112, Forest Hill, 318-748-6300; www. louisiananurseryfestival.com) — a plant sale, yard decor, garden products, lawn and golf equipment, food booths, entertainment, a parade and carnival rides. Hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Admission $18 per day, $15 in advance.

15 — Earth Fest (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-4814629; www.auduboninstitute. org/earth-fest) — The annual festival features live entertainment, food vendors and arts and crafts. Businesses, nonprofit present exhibits focusing on the environment and conservation. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with zoo admission: $17.50 adults, $13 seniors 65 and older, $12 ages 2-12, free for members. 15 — New Orleans Sacred Music Festival (New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 504-940-1130; www.neworleanssacredmusicfestival.com) — The third annual Sacred Music Festival features music, food, arts and crafts, educational booths, children’s activities, a fire ceremony, Native American blessing

15 — NOLA Global Youth Festival (Louis Armstrong Park, 901 N. Rampart St., 504-994-8459; www.globalyouthfestival.com) — The festival, part of NOLA Global Youth Week, features two stages of all-youth entertainment, a health fair and healthy living expo, job fair, exhibits by outreach organizations, arts and crafts vendors and more. Hours 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission free. 15-16 — Frisco Fest (San Francisco Plantation, 2646 Highway 44, Garyville, 985-535-2341; www. friscofest.com) — There are more than 100 arts and crafts booths, Cajun and Creole food, a cracklin cooking contest, 5K and 1-mile runs, a car show, live music, climbing wall, bungee jump and more at the 11th annual spring festival. Hours 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission free. 19, 26 — Wednesday at the Square (Lafayette Square, 500 block of St. Charles Avenue, 504585-1500; www.wednesdayatthesquare.com) — The Wednesday

19-20 — Art in Bloom (New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, 504-658-4100; www. noma.org) — The centerpiece of this annual festival is floral arrangements inspired by artworks at NOMA. There also are educational programs, a luncheon, fashion show and preview party. Hours 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Wed., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thu. Admission varies. 19-23 — Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival (The Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 581-1144; www. tennesseewilliams.net) — The festival honors the playwright’s works and literary life in the city he called his spiritual home. It features two days of master classes, panels, theater, food and music, not to mention writing competitions, a book fair and other parties. Hours vary. Admission varies.

21-22 — Smokin’ Blues and BBQ (Downtown Hammond, 985-9698172; www.hammondbbq.com) — The annual barbecue festival turns downtown Hammond into a meat eater’s mecca. There’s becue cook-off, which features teams cooking on-site from the wee hours in the morning till judges come around. Hours TBA. Admission free. 21-23 — Amite Oyster Festival (Downtown Amite, 985-9695340; www.amiteoysterfestival. com) — Fresh oysters on the half

lights of the menu at this annual festival, which also includes a rodeo, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors and live music. Hours 4 p.m.-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission free.

21-22 — Demon Fest (Northwestern State University, Iberville Field, Natchitoches, 318-357-4398; www.knwdradio.org/demonfest) —Of Montreal headlines a music lineup of mostly indie bands from across the U.S. There also will be food, drinks and activities. Hours noon-midnight. Admission $10, free for NSU/LSMSA/BPCC students with ID.

21-23 — Louisiana Swamp Stomp (Nicholls State University, 331 Madewood Drive, Thibodaux, 985-448-4965; www.nicholls. edu/swamp-stomp) — The sixth annual festival of south Louisiana culture features three days of music, zydeco dance lessons, regional foods, history and culture presentations, arts and crafts, a carnival and a gumbo cook-off on Saturday. Hours 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri., 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Admission $10 per day, $25 weekend pass.

21-22 — School House Rock (1600 Lake Ave., Metairie, 504-833-8224; www.slkfschool.com) — School House Rock celebrates the 60th birthday of St. Louis King of France School with food, music, family games, bounce houses, a rock-climbing wall and more.

22 — Bloomin’ On the Bricks (Downtown riverbank, Natchitoches, 318-352-2746; www. natchitoches.net) — The 14th annual spring garden festival is on the riverbank in the city’s historic district. There’s a plant sale, live music, food, children’s activities

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14 — Concerts In the Courtyard (The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., 504-523-4662; www.hnoc.org) — The seventh annual event offers a monthly concert featuring Louisiana musicians playing in the courtyard and three complimentary beverages (beer and wine). Hours 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Admission $10, free

and a women’s circle. A portion of proceeds benefits The New Orleans Community Outreach program to provide healing center services to vulnerable residents. Hours noon-9 p.m. Admission $20, $15 in advance.

benefit the Young Leadership Council. Hours 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Admission free.

There’s also an auction. Hours 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. Admission free.

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13, 20, 27 — Thursdays at Twilight (Botanical Garden’s Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, 5 Victory Ave., www. neworleanscitypark.com) — The weekly concert series features music ranging from Motown to jazz, with a different musician or group each week. Hours doors open at 5 p.m. Admission $10 adults, $3 ages 5-12.

14-16 — New Orleans Home & Garden Show (Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, 835-6383; www.neworleanshomeshows.com) — The event features cooking demonstrations, arts and antiques appraisals, home and garden products, special activities and more. Hours noon-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Admission $15 adult, $8 military with ID, free ages 12

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22 — New Orleans International Beer Festival (Champions Square, 1 Lasalle St., 504-587-3663; www.neworleansinternationalbeerfest.com) — There’s a cask beer garden, a cider garden, beer seminar, cigar and beer pairing, live music and unlimited sampling of more than 150 craft beers. Hours 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Admission $51.10 general, $30.70 designated driver, $86.85 VIP, $40.90 VIP designated driver.

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22-23 — Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival (Louis Armstrong Park, 901 N. Rampart St., 504-558-6100; www. congosquarerhythms. com) — Featuring the music and dances of Africa, the American Gulf South and the Caribbean, the family friendly festival spotlights the cultural diversity of New Orleans. Haitian, bunk, hip-hop and brass bands will perform. Sat., 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun. Admission free. 23 — Dog Day Afternoon Walk-a-Thon & Festival (City Park, Big Lake Lawn, 504-762-3307; www. la-spca.org/dogday) — The event features a walk-a-thon, live music, pet-oriented vendors, food, drinks, games and more. Proceeds benefit the LA/ SPCA. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission free. 28-29 — Hogs for the Cause (New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds, 504583-5550; www.hogsforthecause.org) — The festival, which benefits pediatric brain cancer outreach programs, features music performed on two stages Saturday, food and a pork cook-off. There’s also a fundraising gala Friday (see website for details). Hours 4:45 p.m.-till Fri., 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat. Admission $25 per day ($15 in

advance), $75 VIP pass Fri., $100 VIP pass Sat., $150 VIP pass both days. 28-30 — Festa Italiana (Rivertown, Williams Boulevard at the Mississippi River, Kenner, 504-8303720; www.italianheritagefestival.com) — The annual Italian heritage festival features live music, a genealogical work area, a large arts and crafts market, a St. Joseph’s altar, a food and drink area and kids’ activities. Hours 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri., noon-10 p.m. Sat., noon-9 p.m. Sun. Admission $5, free ages 12 and younger. 28-30 — Jackson Assembly Antiques and Art Show (1740 Charter Street, Jackson, 225-634-7155; www.jacksonassemblyantiquesshow.com) — The 49th annual invitational show features antique and art dealers from throughout the South. Visitors can tour the 1840 Ellis Cottage, and lunch features home cooking. Proceeds benefit historic preservation projects. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Admission $10, good for all three days. 29-30 — Food Fest Peters St.; 504-888-7608; www.nolafoodfest. com) — Formerly called the New Orleans Roadfeaturing four blocks of food from more than three dozen home-cooking-style restaurants from all over the country. Hours 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Admission free. 29-30 — Spring Arts and Crafts Festival (Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, 225-265-2151; www.oakalleyplantation. com) — The juried show includes 170 vendors from across the U.S. offering art, crafts, furniture, wellness products, pickles and jellies and more. There’s also Cajun and Creole food, pony rides and kids’ activities. Hours 9 a.m.-5

p.m. daily. Admission $5, free ages 9 and younger. 29-30 — World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off (Northwest Pavilion, 651 Samuel Drive, Eunice, 337-457-2565; www.eunice-la.com) — The 29th annual festival starts with a street dance on Second Street and moves to the Northwest Pavilion Sunday for live Cajun and zydeco music, food (including crawfish, boudin and jambalaya), arts and crafts and an etouffee cook-off. Hours 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Admission free.

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 — Wednesday at the Square event description. 3, 10, 17, 24 — Thursdays at Twilight — See March 13 for event description. 3-6 — Paddle Bayou Lafourche (Various locations from Donaldsonville to Lockport, 985-447-0868; www.btnep.org) — The four-day, 52-mile boating trip goes from the headwaters of Bayou Lafourche in Donaldsonville to Lockport. The trip is sponsored by the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program and paddlers will learn about the culture, heritage and ecology of the area. Paddlers can pick what days to participate. Hours vary. Registration $30-$50 per day, $110-$190 four-day package. 4-5 — Natchitoches Jazz/ R&B Festival (Downtown riverbank, Natchitoches, 318-332-1059; www.natchjazzfest.com) — Marshall Tucker Band headlines the 19th annual festival, which also offers a variety of local and regional music including rock ’n’ roll, jazz, R&B, country and soul. There also are food and drink vendors. Hours 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat. Admission $5 adults, $6 students, free ages under 12 Fri.; $10 adults,


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4-5 — T-Bois Blues Festival (T-Bois Alligator Farm, 900 Hamilton St., Larose, 985-209-3528; www.tboisbluesfestival.com) — The overnight camping festival features performances by regional and national musicians including Anders Osborne, Luther Dickinson and Honey Island Swamp Band. There’s also NOLA Brewing craft beers, crawfish boils, Cajun cuisine, alligator farm tours and more. $110 for two days

with camping, $185 VIP with camping. 5 — Crawfest 2014 (Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., 404-310-9455; www. crawfest.tulane.edu) — The Tulane student-run music food and arts festival is held on the university’s Uptown campus. The event features more than nine tons of free boiled crawfish (and free sodas and water), live music and two dozen vendors. Hours 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission $10. 5 — Fete Francaise (Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle Orleans, 821 Gen. Pershing St., 504-896-4500; www. fetefrancaise.com) — The

15th annual event features French cuisine, live music, kids’ activities, a rockclimbing wall, pony rides and more. Hours 11 a.m.6 p.m. Admission free. 5 — Taste At the Lake (West Lakeshore Center, 135 Robert E. Lee Blvd.; www.tasteatthelake. com) — The celebration of food, wine, music and community features food from local restaurants and caterers, live music and more. Hours 6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m. Admission $35 general in advance, $100 patron in advance. 5-6 — Kite Fest Louisiane (West Baton Rouge Soccer

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5-6 — New Orleans Spring Garden Show (New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park, 3 Victory Ave., 504-658-2900; www.neworleanscitypark.com or www.lsuagcenter. com) — The 35th annual show features dozens of exhibitors offering plants, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and gardening and decorating ideas. There also are seminars by experts, children’s

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activities and food vendors. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $8 adults, $4 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under and Friends of City Park. 5-10 — Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week (Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, 337-234-8360; www. lafolkroots.org) — Balfa Week is an annual cultural event featuring classes and workshops taught by Louisiana musicians. In the evenings, there are dances with Cajun and zydeco bands. Hours vary. Admission for workshops and classes varies; $10 per day for evening dances. 10-13 — A Taste of Covington (Various locations in Covington, 504-439-2543; www.atasteofcovington.com) — The four-day food, wine, music and shopping event features nine vintner’s dinners, a grand tasting, and high-end tasting, a jazz brunch and the annual Spring for Art block party in

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downtown Covington. Hours vary. Admission varies. 10-13 — French Quarter Festival (French Quarter; www.fqfi.org) — The 31st annual festival features almost two dozen stages for music and performances stretching from the Old U.S. Mint, throughout the French Quarter and along the Mississippi Riverfront. Each day has a full and varied music schedule, plus more than 60 food vendors offering a range of cuisines, arts and crafts and children’s activities. Hours 11 a.m.7 p.m. Thu., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Admission free. 11-13 — Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival (Main Street, Franklin, 337-940-1156; www.bayoutechbearfest.org) — Celebrating the Louisiana black bear, the festival features an art exhibit and sale, seminars, children’s activities, field trips, food vendors, live music, a raffle and a fireworks

display. Hours 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.6 p.m. Sun. Admission free. 11-13 — Cajun Hot Sauce Festival (SugArena, New Iberia, 337-3657539; www.sugarena.com) — The family friendly festival has hotsauce competitions, jambalaya cook-offs, live entertainment, food court, crafts and more. Hours 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri., 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Admission free. 11-13 — Great Louisiana Birdfest (Various locations, Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain; www. northlakenature.org)—The 18th annual event is timed to coincide with the migration of numerous bird species passing through Louisiana on their way from Mexico and South America. Hours vary. Admission $20-$60 per event. 11-13 — Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival (301 N. Sixth St., Ponchatoula, 800-917-7045; www.

lastrawberryfestival.com) — The annual festival features live music, carnival rides, art and lots of the fruit for which it’s named. There are strawberry eating contests, a strawberry auction and more. Hours 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. Admission free. 12 — Spring for Art (Downtown Covington, 985-892-8650; www. sttammanyartassociation.org) — More than 40 galleries present works by regional artists at this street festival, which has live music, kids’ activities, food and more. Hours 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Admission free. 16-19 — Washington Catfish Festival (Washington Festival Grounds, 143 Veterans Memorial Highway, Washington, 337826-3627) — Live zydeco, Cajun, R&B and blues are highlights of the 15th annual celebration, which also features a catfish cook-off, arts and crafts, Cajun

and Creole cuisine, antiques, exhibits and more. Hours vary. Admission $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. 17 — Concerts In the Courtyard — See March 14 for event description. 17-19 — Great Southern Bluegrass Event (Great Southern RV Park, 30338 Highway 21, Angie, 985-516-4680; www.greatsouthernbluegrassevent.com) — The festival features bluegrass acts staged in an indoor facility. Hours 3 p.m.-till Thu., 12:30 p.m.-till Fri.Sat. Admission $20 per day Thu.Fri., $25 Sat., $55 weekend pass, free children 12 and younger. 19 — Earth Day Festival & Green Business Expo (Louis Armstrong Park, 901 N. Rampart St., 504-4843433; www.nolaearthdayfest. wordpress.com) — Live music, food, exhibits about green businesses, arts and crafts and chil-

dren’s activities are available at this ninth annual festival. Hours 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Admission free. 23-27 — Festival International de Louisiane (444 Jefferson St., Lafayette, 337-232-8086; www. festivalinternational.com) — This community-based festival, which began in 1986, celebrates the cultural heritage of south Louisiana and is the largest outdoor, free Francophone event in the U.S. Performers from Europe, Africa, Canada and the Caribbean play music alongside Louisiana natives, and there’s also food and arts and crafts. Hours vary. Admission free. 25 — Zoo-To-Do for Kids (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504861-6160; www.auduboninstitute. org) — This fundraiser is designed for kids and features music, food from local restaurants, inflatable play structures, arcade games, crafts and face painting. Patron/ sponsor tickets are available. PAGE 8

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Proceeds benefit zoo construction projects. Hours 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., early admission 5:30 p.m. Admission $25 ($20 members), $40 early admission 25-26 — Parks Cracklin’ Cook-Off (Cecile Rousseau Poche Memorial Park, 103 Periou St. Parks, 337-2301860; www.parkscracklincookoff.com) — The event combines a two-day cooking contest with live music, family activities and art scholarship awards. Hours 6 p.m.-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat. Admission free.

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25-27 — Cajun Fest 2014 (Visitation of Our Lady School, 3520 Ames Blvd., Marrero, 504-347-2203; www.cajunfest.vol.org)— There is music and food for days at this Cajun festival on the West Bank. Hours 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Admission free.

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25-27 — Etouffee Festival (Little Flower School Grounds, 370 Main St., Arnaudville, 337-754-5912; www.johnfrancisregis. net) — The 29th annual festival features etouffee of all types, carnival rides, a cook-off, live music, a parade, silent action and car/ motorcycle/truck show. Hours 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Admission free. 25-27— Italian Festival (Highway 51, in front of City Hall, Tickfaw, 985-9740565; www.theitalianfestivalorg.com)—The annual festival, which has been held in Independence for the last 40 years, celebrates Italian culture and heritage with food, live music and carnival rides. A spaghetti cook-off begins at 8 a.m. Hours vary. Admission free. 25-27 — New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., www. nojazzfest.com) — The 45th annual festival, held the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May,

features scores of local and international musicians and other acts that perform on stages and in tents on the horseracing course and in the grandstand. Headliners include Santana, The Avett Brothers, Robert Plant, John Hiatt and more. Hours 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission $70 per day, $5 ages 2-10, $55 advance (before April 24), VIP packages available. 25-27 — Spring Fair Deaux Deaux (St. Joan of Arc Church and School, 529 W. Fifth St., LaPlace, 985-652-9100) — The three-day festival features games, a kids’ stage, a gourmet dinner and other food vendors. Hours 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 1 p.m.-11 Admission free. 26-27 — Angola Prison Rodeo (Louisiana State Penitentiary, Highway 66, Angola, 225-6552415; www.angolarodeo. com) — The prison’s spring rodeo features inmates participating in rodeo events such as bull riding, wild cow milking and “Guts-n-Glory.” The rodeo features prisoner arts and crafts, jewelry, furniture and more, plus food booths, pony rides,

at 2 p.m.). Admission $15 ($20 premium seating). 27 — Allons Manger Food Festival (St. Jules Catholic Church, 7165 Highway 1, Belle Rose, 225-473-8569; www.stelizabethstjules. com) — The 29th annual festival celebrates Cajun food with crawfish, oysters, turtle, shrimp and fish dishes. Creole jambalaya and desserts are available. There also is live entertainment, children’s activities and an auction of more than 100 items. Hours 10:30 a.m.-till. Admission free.

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val — See April 25-27 for event description. 1-4 — Thibodaux Firemen’s Fair and Parade (1101 Tiger Drive, Thibodaux, 985-446-3247; www. thibfiredept.org) — The event offers live music, food, carnival rides, games, children’s activities, an auction and $10,000 raffle. A parade starts at 11 a.m. Sunday. Hours 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Thu., 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Sat., 11 a.m.9 p.m. Sun. Admission free. 2 — Zoo-To-Do (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-861-6160; www.auduboninstitute.org) — The black-tie event features food and drinks from New Orleans restaurants, mixologists, live music and a silent auction. Hours 7 p.m.-midnight. Admission $110-$175, $85-$130 early bird, VIP tickets available. 2-4 — Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival (Parc Hardy, 2090 Rees St., Breaux Bridge, 337-3326655; www.bbcrawfest. com) — Cajun, zydeco and swamp pop music fill three stages during the three-day festival. There are accordion making tions, dance contests, crawfish prepared all ways, a crawfish race, crawfish-eating contest, crawfish etouffee cook-off, carnival rides and more. Hours 4 p.m.-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Admission $5 Fri. and Sun., $10 Sat., $15 three-day pass. 3 — Celebration of Herbs & Gardens (Marie Street, Sunset, 337-662-3542; www.sunsetherbfestival. com) — The 18th annual garden festival features native plants and flowas fresh herbs, herbal products, yard art and food. There also are kids’ activities. Hours 9 a.m.3-4 — Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival (Melrose Plantation, 3533 Highway


119, Melrose, 318-379-0055; www. aphnatchitoches.net) — More than 100 artists and craftspeople display and sell their works in the gardens of the 1800s plantation. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-

The French Market’s Creole Tomato Festival in June offers live music and lots of Creole tomatoes.

3-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-24 — Natchez Festival of Music (Various locations, Natchez, Miss., 601-4466631; www.natchezfestivalofmusic.com) — The festival’s signature event is a May 10 50th anniversary tribute to the Beatles coming to America. Other productions and concerts, some free, are scheduled on weekends throughout May and genres include opera, musicals, jazz, swing, big band and more. There’s also a musical wine tasting. Hours vary. Admission varies. 7, 14, 21, 28 — Wednesday at — See March 19 for event description.

10 — Dragon Boat Festival (Tchefuncte River, 403 St. Francis St., Madisonville, 416-962-8899; www. gwndragonboat.com) — Teams race dragon boats in various categories. The festival also features food, arts and crafts, demonstrations and an awards ceremony. Hours 8 a.m.-till. Admission free. 10 — Pie One On at Madewood (Madewood Plantation House, 4250 Highway 308, Napoleonville, 985-369-7151; www.madewood. com) — The Best of the Bayou pie competition includes seafood, meat and fruit categories. Hours 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission free.

11 — Mother’s Day at Audubon Zoo (6500 Magazine St., 504-5814629; www.auduboninstitute. org) — Grammy Award winner Irma Thomas headlines the event, which features a range of musical acts, food vendors, arts and crafts and children’s activities. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission free with zoo admission ($17.50 adults, $13 seniors 65 and older, $12 ages 2-12, free for members). 16 — Concerts In the Court— See March 14 for 16-18 — Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival (Bayou St. John, 504-488-3865; www.thebayouboogaloo.com) — It’s the ninth year for this family-friendly music festival along the banks of Bayou St. John. There are three stages for music (including a kids’ stage), food and drink vendors, an arts market and children’s activi-

ties. Hours 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Admission free. 21-24 — New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (Various locations in New Orleans; www. nowfe.com) — The 22nd annual four-day event includes a variety of events featuring more than 1,000 wines, food from two dozen restaurant events, tastings and signature events such as Royal Street Stroll and Big Gateaux Show. A portion of proceeds benefit culinary-related charities. Hours vary. Admission varies. 22-25 — Jambalaya Festival (Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, 225647-2937; www.jambalayafestival. org) — More than 20 bands play the 47th annual festival, which features jambalaya cooking contests, a car show, carnival rides and a 5K-1 mile run. Hours n/a. Admission free. 23-25 — Greek Festival (Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 504282-0259; www.greekfestnola. com) — The 41st annual celebraand more. Hours 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sun. Admission $5; free children 12 and younger. 23-25 — Krotz Springs Sportsmen’s Heritage Festival (Nall Park, 562 Front St., Krotz Springs, 337-566-3527; www. kssportsmensheritagefestival. Atchafalaya River, celebrates the wildlife and heritage of the area with a fishing tournament, wild game cook-off, live music, food, arts and crafts and more. Hours 5:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m.11:30 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Admission free. 24 — Fleur de Lis Arts & Crafts Show (Natchitoches Events Center, 750 Second St., Natchitoches, 800-259-1714; www.facebook. com/fleurdelisartsandcrafts) — The indoor arts and crafts festival offers woodworking, handcrafted pottery, jewelry, clothing, jams and jellies and more from more than 100 vendors. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission free. 25 — Zydeco Extravaganza (Evangeline Downs Event Center, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas, 337-594-3137; www.zydecoextra.com) — Indoor and outdoor stages host a variety of zydeco musicians at this 28th annual festival, which also features an

amateur accordion contest, food and more. Hours noon-midnight. Admission $20, $15 advance. 25-31 — Birdfoot Festival (Various locations in New Orleans, 504-451-6578; www.birdfootfestival.org) — The third annual live chamber music festival includes rehearsals open to the public, chamber music concerts featuring local, national and international musicians and a mentoring program for high school students. Some events are free. Hours vary. Admission varies. 31-June 1 — New Orleans Oyster Festival (Woldenberg Riverfront Park, 1 Canal St., 504-888-7608; www.neworleansoysterfestival. org) — Oysters prepared every way and oyster-eating and oyster-shucking contests are highlights of the two-day festival, which offers food from almost two dozen restaurants, daiquiris, beer, cooking demonstrations, a kids’ tent and more. Hours n/a. Admission free.

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10 — Crawfish Mambo (University of New Orleans Lakefront Campus, The Cove, 504-280-2586; www.crawfishmambo.com) — UNO International Alumni Association hosts the crawfish cook-off, with all-you-can-eat crawfish for attendees and live music. Hours 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission $25, $20 in advance.

10-11 — Natchez Arts Festival (Downtown Natchez, Miss., 504-508-6800; www.natchezartsfestival) — The fine arts festival includes exhibits and sale of artworks, live music, dance, performing arts presentations, food, educational programs and workshops. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission free.

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8-11 — Cochon de Lait Festival (Downtown Mansura, 318-9642887; www.cochondelaitfestival. com) — Mansura calls itself “The Cochon de Lait Capital,” and the 40th annual festival features live music, Cajun food, carnival rides, arts and crafts, hog-calling contests, beer drinking contests and a street dance. Hours 5 p.m.till Thu.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-till Sat., 9 a.m.-till Sun. Admission $7 adults, $2 children.

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5-7 — Creole Tomato Festival (French Market, 1008 N. Peters St., 504-5222621; www.frenchmarket. org) — The French Market festival features food booths featuring Creole tomato in recipes, as well as cooking demonstrations, live music and kids’ activities. Hours 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission free. 6-7 — Cookin’ On the Cane (Downtown riverbank, Natchitoches, phone n/a; www.natchitochesjaycees.com) — The festival features barbecue contests for professionals, amateurs and kids. The event also features live entertainment, food and children’s activities. Hours n/a. Admission free. 13 — Concerts In the Courtyard — See March 14 for event description. 14-15 — Louisiana CajunZydeco Festival (Louis Armstrong Park, 901 N. Rampart St., 504-558-6100;

www.cajunzydecofest. com) — The eighth annual free festival features music including Buckwheat Zydeco and BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, food vendors with an emphasis on shrimp, an arts market and more. Hours 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission free. 19-22 — FestiGals (The Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 855-452-9563; www. festigals.com) — FestiGals aims to enrich women with a host of professional networking opportunities, shopping frenzies and cocktails. Hours vary. Admission $400 for all activities, individual event prices vary. 20-22 — Louisiana Catfish Festival (St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church, 17324 Highway 631, Des Allemands; www.louisianacatfishfestival.com) — The festival includes live music, food booths, carnival rides, games, arts and crafts, a beauty pageant

and more. Hours 5 p.m.11 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Admission free. 21-22 — New Orleans Pride Festival (Washington Square Park, 700 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-418-1725; www.prideneworleans. com) — The festival features live music and a parade through the French Quarter Saturday, as well as a block party on Bourbon Street on Sunday. Hours n/a. Admission free. 26-28 — Beauregard Watermelon Festival (Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds, 506 West Drive, DeRidder, 337-463-5534) — The event offers lots of opportunities to eat watermelon, plus a watermelon eating and seed spitting contests, live music, arts and crafts and carnival rides. Hours 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Thu., 4 p.m.-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat. Admission n/a. 27-28 — Louisiana Peach Festival (Downtown


Ruston, 318-255-2031; www.louisianapeachfestival.org) — There are food booths, live music, arts and crafts sales, kids’ activities, a tennis tournament, parade and more. Hours 5 p.m.-till Fri., 8 a.m.6 p.m. Sat. Admission $10 Fri., $5 Sat. (evening concert $10).

4 — Celebration on the Cane — Independence Day (Downtown riverbank, Natchitoches, 800-259-1714; www.natchitoches. net) — Live entertainment

29 — Summer Wine Festival (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 504-458-3528; www.facc-gc. com) — The French American Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast Chapter (FACC-GC) presents the 14th annual festival, which

4 — Go 4th on the River (New Orleans riverfront from the French Quarter to Spanish Plaza, www.go4thontheriver.com) — The Independence Day celebration features dueling fireworks barges on the Mississippi River staging a fireworks display to patriotic music. There’s live music at Spanish Plaza from noon to 9 p.m., when fireworks start. Hours noon-10 p.m. Admission free.

with food, desserts, wines, beer and other spirits as well as a silent action. Hours 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Admission $65, $55 in advance ($45 FACC-GC members). 30-July 4 — Erath 4th of July Celebration (Downtown Erath, 337-937-5585; www.erath4.com) — The old-fashioned street fair offers carnival rides, a barbecue cook-off, a beauty pageant, parade and fireworks. Hours n/a. Admission free.

4 — Bucktown Bash (Bucktown Marina, Old Hammond Highway facebook.com/bucktownbash) — of the shrimp fleet, live entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, food from Bucktown restaurants and more. Hours ages 12 and younger.

Admission varies. 18-19 — Natchitoches/NSU Folk Festival (Prather Coliseum, 220 S. Jefferson St., Natchitoches, 318-357-4332; www.nsula.edu/ folklife) — The 35th annual festival celebrates the multicultural folk art and heritage of the area. The event features food, music, demonstrations, dance lessons, children’s activities, cultural exhibits and the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship. Hours 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-10:45 p.m. Sat. Admission varies. 18-19 — Swamp Pop Music Festival (The Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9093 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales, 225-769-9994; www.swamppopmusicfest.com) — There are two days of indoor music performances spotlighting swamp pop and south Louisiana music. There’s also a jambalaya cook-off, a car and truck show, motorcycle poker run and more. Hours 5 p.m.-

1-3 — Satchmo SummerFest (Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 504-522-5730; www.fqfi.org) — See July 31 for event description. 2 — White Linen Night (900 Camp St., 504-528-3805; www. cacno.org) — White Linen Night takes place in five blocks of Julia Street and is attended by about 40,000 people (many dressed in white). There’s live music, food and drinks, but the real draw is the art; more than 20 galleries and museums open their doors for revelers. Hours 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Admission free. 13-17 — Delcambre Shrimp Festival (411 Richard St., Delcambre, 337-685-2653; www. shrimpfestival.net) — The festival honors the shrimping industry with a blessing of the shrimp carnival rides, boat parades, a food court and more. Hours vary. Admission varies. 15-17 — Southern Sportsman’s Festival & Expo (Alario Center, 2000 Signette Blvd., Westwego, 504-835-6383; www.southernsportsmansfestival.com) — The event celebrates the Southern sportsman at the expo, which features product demos, seminars, family-friendly activities, regional music and food. Hours n/a. Admission n/a. 23 — Drake Salt Works Festival & Trail Ride (Downtown Goldonna, phone n/a; www.natchitoches.net) — The festival offers food, live music, children’s activities, volleyball, a treasure hunt, a parade and a trail ride. Hours n/a. Admission free. 29-30 — Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run (Downtown bank of Cane River, Natchitoches,

midnight Sat. Admission free Fri., $7 Sat. 29-Sept. 1 — Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival (Downtown Morgan City, 985-385org) — Held in Morgan City’s

and arts and crafts. Hours vary. 30 — Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival (Zydeco Festival Park, 457 Zydeco Road, off Highway 167 N., Plaisance, 337-232-7672 or 337-942-2392; www.zydeco. celebration of zydeco. Musical offerings also include swamp pop, Cajun and Southern soul, and there’s food and more. Hours 11 a.m.-till. Admission $15 adults, $5

1 — Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival — See Aug. 29 listing for details. 12 — Scales and Ales (Audubon Aquarium of the America, 1 Canal St., 504-861-5107; www.auduboninstitute.org) — The adults-only event feature food and beverages from local restaurants and mixologists, as well as live music and a raffle. Hours 7 p.m.-midnight. Admission $45-$100. 19 — Martini Madness (Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, City friendsofcitypark.com) — The 11th annual event features food, more than two-dozen martini stations, music and more. Hours 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Admission $50, $35 for Friends of City Park. 19-20 — Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival (Downtown riverbank, Natchitoches, phone n/a; www. meatpiefestival.com) — The festival celebrates the meat pie as well as other cuisines. There’s live music, a 5K fun run along Cane River, children’s activities and more. Hours 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri.,

19-29 — Marthaville Good Ole Days Festival (Downtown Marthaville; www.natchitoches. net) — The city of Marthaville celebrate times past with gospel singing, live music, a parade, food and arts and crafts. Hours 9 a.m.5 p.m. Admission free. 20 — Cajun French Music Festival (Cyr Gates Community Center, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia, 337-364-7975) — The one-day event features live Cajun music, dancing, food, a raffle and more. Hours n/a. Admission n/a. 24-28 — Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival (Various locations, New Iberia, 337-369-9323; www.hisugar.org) — The festival celebrates rades, fais-do-do, sugar cookery, photography and art competitions, exhibits and more. Hours 26-27 — Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival (Cassidy Park, 129 Ben Miller Drive, Bogalusa, 985-205-1075; www.bogalusablues.com) — The two-day outdoor festival features regional music, food, arts and crafts and kids’ activities. Hours 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission $10, free children 12 and younger. 26-27 — Great Southern Fall Bluegrass Festival (Great Southern RV Park, 30338 Highway 21, Angie, 985-516-4680; www. greatsouthernbluegrassevent. com) — The festival features bluegrass acts staged in an indoor facility. Hours 3 p.m.-till Thu., $20 per day Thu.-Fri., $25 Sat., $55 weekend pass, free children 12 and younger. 26-28 — Cut Off Youth Center Hurricane Festival (Cut Off Youth Center, 205 W. 79th St., Cut Off, 985-632-7616; www.cutoffyouthcenter.org) — The festival features live music, Cajun food, arts and crafts, carnival rides, games and an auction. Hours 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sat., 10:30 a.m.27 — Germantown Bluegrass Festival (Germantown Colony Museum, 121 Museum Road, Minden, 318-377-2508) — The festival features bluegrass music, crafts Admission free.

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3-6 — Essence Music Festival — (Various locations in New Orleans, www.essence.com/festival) — The 20th annual festival features Prince, Mary J. Blige, Lionel Richie and a host of other local and international musicians playing in the Superdome nightly. There also are empowerment seminars and activities at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and elsewhere. Hours vary. Admission varies.

16-20 — Tales of the Cocktail (Various locations, 504-9480511; www.talesofthecocktail. com) — The New Orleans Culinary and Cocktail Preservation Society presents the 12th annual cocktail-centric event, which offers parties, cocktail dinners, new products, competitions,

31-Aug. 3 — Satchmo SummerFest (Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 504-522-5730; www.fqfi.org) The 14th annual festival celebrating Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong offers performances by contemporary and traditional jazz artists and brass bands, seminars, New Orleans cuisine and more. Hours vary. Admission free.

318-471-9960; www.natchitoches. net) — There’s live zydeco music, a dance contest, food, motorcycle games and a poker run. Hours

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3 — Uncle Sam Jam (Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, 504-838-4389; www.experiencejefferson.com) — The event features DJs in the afternoon and live bands in the evening, with a fireworks display at 9 p.m. There also are food and drink vendors. Hours 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Admission free.

5 — Lebeau Zydeco Festival (Immaculate Conception Church, 103 Lebeau Church Road, Lebeau, 337-623-0303; www.lebeauchurch.org) — The 24th annual festival features several zydeco bands, backbone dinners, dancing and food. Hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $12, $6 children.

midnight Fri., noon-11:30 p.m. Sat. Admission $10 Fri., $15 Sat.

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27-Oct. 5 — West Louisiana Forestry Festival and Fair (Vernon Parish Fairgrounds, 276 H.M. Stevens Blvd., Leesville, 337-238-0647; www. facebook.com/forestryfestival) — There are carnival rides, food, live music,

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1-5 — Tangipahoa Parish Fair (Tangipahoa Fair Grounds, 400 Reid Ave., Amite, 985-969-6403) — The festival celebrates the culture of Tangipahoa with carnival rides, live music, dance competitions and a parade. There’s also a livestock show, beauty pageant and gumbo cookoff. Hours 11 a.m.-midnight. Admission free. 1-5 — West Louisiana Forestry Festival and Fair event description. 3-4 — Robeline Heritage Festival (El Camino Real, Highway 6, Robeline, 318663-4137; www.robelineheritage.org) — The 23rd annual festival features gospel and other live music, food, arts and crafts and more. Friday night focuses on young people, with a hayride, wiener roast and games. Hours 5 p.m.-till Fri., 10 a.m.-till Sat. Admission free.

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3-5 — Gretna Heritage Festival (Downtown Gretna, 504-361-7748; www.gretnafest.com) — There are several stages of music ranging from rock ’n’ roll to jazz, as well as arts and crafts, food vendors, a German beer garden and other activities. Hours 3 Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Admission $20 per day, $15 in advance; $50 weekend

pass, $40 in advance; free ages 12 and younger. 3-5 — Tour du Teche (Port Barre public boat launch, 337-789-0319; www.tourduteche.com) — The fifth annual race for canoes, kayaks and pirogues stretches 135 miles from Port Barre to Berwick. Hours 6:30 a.m.-till. Admission varies by race. 5, 12, 19 and 26 — Angola Prison Rodeo (Louisiana State Penitentiary, Highway 66, Angola, 225-6552030; www.angolarodeo. com) — The prison’s fall rodeo features inmates participating in rodeo events such as bull riding, wild cow milking and “Guts-n-Glory.” The rodeo features prisoner arts and crafts, jewelry, furniture and more, plus food booths, pony rides, Space Walks, a carousel and carnival games. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (rodeo starts ($20 premium seating). 5 — Sugar Fest (West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, 225-336-2422; www.westbatonrougemuseum.com) — The 19th annual festival celebrates the sugar cane harvest with live Louisiana music, food, craft demonstrations, sugar grinding, wagon rides, a petting zoo, sweets cooking contests and more. Hours 11 a.m.9-11 — Atchafalaya Catfish Festival (Melville Civic Center Grounds, 1105 First St., Melville, 337-623-4226) — Catfish — fried, grilled, blackened, court bouillon and more — is the star of the 12th annual festival, which also includes three days of live music, food, carnival rides and more. There’s a parade downtown at 10 a.m. Saturday. Hours 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 1 p.m.-10 p.m. Sat. Admission free. 10-12 — Bucktown Seafood Festival (1600 Lake

Ave., Metairie, 504-8338224; www.slkfschool. com)—The seafood festival features live bands, class performances from the St. Louis King of France School, rides and, of course, seafood. Hours p.m.-6 p.m.) Fri., 11 a.m.Sun. Admission free. 10-12 — Festivals Acadiens et Creoles (Girard Park, Lafayette, 337-2323737; www.festivalsacadiensetcreoles.com) — The annual festival pays tribute to south Louisiana cultures with live Cajun and zydeco music, authentic cuisine, cooking demonstrations, Louisiana crafts and kids’ activities. Hours 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sun. Admission free. 10-12 — World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off (100 W. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-1836; www.iberiachamber.org/gumbo-cookoff) — The family-friendly food festival features a Battle of the Rouxs cooking competition, live music, a 5K run and more. Hours 10 a.m.-till. Admission free. 11 — Fall for Art (Downtown Covington, 985-892-8650; www.sttammanyartassociation.org) — More in this street festival, which offers live music, kids’ activities, food and more. Hours 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Admission free. 11-12 — Fall Garden Show (New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park, 5 Vicwww.neworleanscitypark. com/garden) — The twoday garden show features plant sales, garden displays, speakers, kids’ activities, food, horticulture experts, arts and crafts and lawn and garden products. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m daily. Admission $8 adults, $4 ages 5-12, free children 5 and younger and Friends


11-12 — St. Augustine Church Fair (2262 Highway 484, Natchez, 318379-2521; www.diocesealex.org) — St. Augustine meat pies, hot tamales, Creole gumbo and roast turkey dinners are the highlights of the annual festival, but there’s also a 5K-1 mile run on Cane River Lake, live entertainment, games, cultural exhibits, a cake walk and arts and crafts. Hours 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sat., 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Admission free. 12 — Celebracion Latina (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504581-4629; www.auduboninstitute. org) — The festival explores Latin American culture with music, food and activities. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with zoo admission ($17.50 adults, $13 seniors for members).

18-19 — Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carre (1000 Bourbon St., 504-529-9755, www.patioplanters.org)—The Patio Planters sponsor a tour of seven gardens on Saturday and seven more on Sunday. Hours noon-4 p.m. Admission $20 per day, children free. 24-25 — Ghost in the Oaks (City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 504-483-9376; www.neworleanscitypark.com — The two-night Halloween event features unlimited amusement park rides, trick-or-treating in Storyland, a pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, music and children’s activities. Hours 7 p.m.-10 p.m. (6 p.m. early admission). Admission $15 general, $12 for Friends of City Park, $20 early admission. 25 — Harvest Moon Fest (Main Street, Franklin, 337-828-3706; www.franklinharvestmoonfest. com) — The 15th annual festi-

17-19 — Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival (Lafayette Square Park, 540 St. Charles Ave., 504-5586100; www.crescentcitybluesfest. com) — The ninth annual festival offers a wide range of barbecue styles, two stages of music

25 — Rougarou Fest (Waterlife Museum, 7910 W. Park Ave., Houma, 985-580-7289; www. facebook.com/rougaroufest or www.rougaroufest.org) — The festival celebrates the folklore of southeast Louisiana with food, art and a fun-run complete with zombies and swamp monsters. Proceeds benefit the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center, which aims to restore the coast through education. Hours 10 a.m.10 p.m. Admission free.

Admission free. 18 — Caddo-Adai Pow Wow (4460 Highway 485, Robeline, 318-472-1007; www.adaiindiannation.com) — The annual gathering celebrates Native American heritage with drummers, dancers and storytelling. There also are food vendors, traditional arts and crafts, jewelry and more. Hours

motorcycle show, a barbecue cook-off, live music, children’s activities and special retail promotions. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission free.

25 — Sweet Dough Pie Festival (St. Charles Catholic Church, 174 Church St., Grand Coteau, 337662-3058; www.sweetdoughgc. com) — Live music, blacksmith demonstrations, a pie contest and 50 arts and crafts and other

vendors participate in the third annual festival celebrating the culture and history of Grand Coteau. Hours 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission free. 25-26 — Fall Arts and Crafts Festival (Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, 225265-2151; www.oakalleyplantation. com) — The juried show includes 170 vendors from across the U.S. offering art, crafts, furniture, wellness products, pickles and jellies and more. There’s also Cajun and Creole food, pony rides, kids’ activities, a Civil War encampment site and more. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $5, free ages 9 and younger. 25-Jan. 25, 2015 — Prospect.3: Notes for Now (Various locations around New Orleans, 212-6805305; www.prospectneworleans. org) — The third installment of Prospect New Orleans features about 40 local and international artists whose works will be exhibited at three dozen locations including public spaces. Hours vary. Admission free. 31-Nov. 1 — Swamp Pop Music Fest (Hidden Oaks Family Campground, 21544 Highway 190 E., Hammond, 985-345-9244; www. hiddenoaksfamilycampground.

com) — The two-day festival focuses on swamp pop and Louisiana musicians and also offers arts and crafts, food and more. Hours 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Admission $15 adults, $10 children. 31-Nov. 1 — Voodoo Music + Art Experience (City Park, 877-5697767; www.worshipthemusic. com) — The festival presents a variety of musical performances in a range of genres, as well as food booths and an arts market. The 2014 music lineup has not been announced. Hours TBA. Admission TBA. 31-Nov. 2 — Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar and Festival (Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 747 N. Union St., Opelousas, 337-942-2732; www. hgcatholic.org) — Zydeco music and Creole cuisine are highlighted at the 22nd annual festival, which includes a gospel choir concert, a parade, raffles, games and more. Hours 8 p.m.-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.till Sat.-Sun. Admission free. 31-Nov. 2 — Ponchatoula’s Antique Trade Days and Arts and Crafts Fair (160 S.E. Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula, 985-386-0026; www.ponchatoulachamber.com) — More than 125 vendors sell art and crafts at this biannual festival. There’s also food and

All month — Prospect.3: — See Oct. 25 1 — Asian Pacific American Society Festival (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-5814629; www.auduboninstitute. org) — This Asian heritage event features live entertainment, Asian cuisine and costumed performers. Hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with zoo admission ($17.50 adults, $13 seniors 65 and older, $12 ages 2-12, free for members). 1 — Voodoo Music + Art Experience — See Oct. 31 for 1-2 — Giant Omelette Celebration (Magdaline Square, downwww.giantomelette.org) — The music, food, arts and crafts, kids’ activities and antique farm equip5,000 egg omelet. Hours 9 a.m.Admission free.

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17-18, 24-25 — Boo at the Zoo (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org) — The Halloween celebration for children 12 and younger features a haunted house, entertainment, train rides, games and prizes. Hours 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Admission $17, free for children under 1.

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Learn to do things the traditional way with demonstrations during the Natchitoches Folk Festival in July.

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14 — Art for Arts’ Sake (Various locations, 504-528-3805; www. cacno.org) — The Contemporary Arts Center hosts this citywide event that marks the opening of the visual arts season in New Orleans. The event takes place at a variety of art galleries in the city, with music, gallery exhibits, food and drink. Hours 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Admission free.

18-19 — Old Farmers Day and Horse Pulling Contest (56136 Loranger Road, 985-878-2360; www.oldfarmersday.com)— Festival goers go back in time to pioneering days, with lard cooking and cracklin’ making. There’s also cane grinding and cooking over a campfire, along with country music, pony rides and more nostalgic crafts. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Admission $10 adults, $7 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger.

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(Palmer Park, corner of South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues; www.artscouncilofneworleans.org) — On the last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the market showcases local and regional art of all kinds from 75 to 135 artisans. There’s food, drinks, entertainment and kids’ activities.

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COVINGTON ART MARKET (Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, 985-892-8650; www.sttammanyartassociation.org) — Southeast Louisiana artisans sell all types of crafts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at this first Saturday of the month market that runs from March through May and again from October through December.

FRERET MARKET (Freret Street between Napoleon and Jefferson avenues; www.freretmarket.org) — In addition to 200 vendors selling art, gifts and prepared and fresh foods, there’s a kids’ activity area, pet adoptions and five stages of live music. The market is held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month except July and August.

OCH ART MARKET (1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 985-250-0278; www.ochartmarket.com) — On second Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the seasonally themed market has art, food and drinks for sale. There’s also entertainment and information booths.

PIETY STREET MARKET (612 Piety St., 504-269-3982; www.612piety.com) — More than 40 vendors sell crafts, art and vintage goods from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this second Saturday market. There’s also food, beer and live music.


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1-2 — Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar and Festival — See Oct. 31 for event description. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 28-30 — Louisiana Renaissance Festival (46468 River Road, 985-429-9992; www.larf.org) — Designed to represent the 16th century, the Renaissance Festival has food and shopping alongside educational demonstrations of how life was once lived. Hours 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission varies. 1-2 — Ponchatoula’s AnCrafts Fair — See Oct. 31 for

6-9 — Port Barre Cracklin Festival (Veterans Park, 504 Sazian Ave., Port Barre, 337-308-1245; www.portbarrecracklinfestival. com) — There’s live music, carnival rides, food, a beauty pageant and more. Hours 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Thu., 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Fri., noon-11:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-till Sun. Admission $5, free ages 10 and younger. 7 — Boudin, Bourbon & Beer (504-212-2222; www.boudinbourbonandbeer.com) — The outdoor food and music event offers dozens of chefs’ takes on sausage, craft beers, specialty bourbon cocktails, fine wines and Cajun and bluegrass music. Proceeds benefit the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. Hours TBA. Admission TBA.

22 — 2nd District Blues Fest (Palmer Park, Carrollton and Claiborne avenues, 504-628-8189; www.magazinestreetbluesfest. com) — Formerly called the Magazine Street Blues Festival, the sixth annual event features

more than 100 vendors. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission free.

Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve (and New Year’s Day).

29-Dec. 31 — Celebration in the Oaks (City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 504-483-9415; www.celebrationintheoaks.com) — The festival of lights draws about 165,000 people who walk through City Park to see the lights displays. There’s also a carousel and train ride. Hours 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thu., 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Admission $8.

Dec. 5-7 — Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival (Fort Jackson, Buras; www.orangefestival. com) — The 68th annual festival features seafood, oranges, arts and crafts, live music, chidlren’s activities, carnival rides and a 5K run. There also are contests in orange peeling and eating, shrimp peeling and de-heading, catfish skinning, oyster shucking and duck calling. Hours TBA. Admission free.

All month — Celebration in — See Nov. 29 for

6 — Christmas Bonfire Party (Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, 225-265-2151; www.oakalleyplantation.com) — The annual celebration includes food, dance music, and a bandled procession to the levee for the lighting of the bonfire. Hours 7 p.m.-midnight. Admission $13. 6 — Christmas Festival (Downtown Natchitoches, 318-652-7078; www.natchitocheschristmas. com) — The event features a parade, fireworks, games, live entertainment, food and more. Hours 6:30 p.m.-till. Admission $8 adults, $5 ages 6-11, free ages 5 and younger; advance tickets $6 adults, $4 ages 6-11, free ages 5 and younger. 6 — Le Feu et L’Eau (Fire and Water) Festival — (NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 Bayou Courtableu Highway, Arnaudville, 337-453-3307; www.fireandwaterfestival.org) — The daylong festival showcases French culture and the creative talent of Acadiana. The event features a wide variety of artists and performers spanning a range of disciplines and genres. Hours 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Admission free.

Antiques and art from dealers around the South are highlights of the Jackson Assembly Antiques and Art Show in March.

duck race and a car show. Hours n/a. Admission free. 8-9 — Treme Creole Gumbo Festival (Louis Armstrong Park, 901 N. Rampart St., 504-558-6100; www.tremegumbofest.com) — The seventh annual festival -

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cooking contest. Hours 11 a.m.7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission free.

live music, food vendors, a kids area, arts and crafts and more. Proceeds benefit New Orleans Police Department’s 2nd District. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission free. 29 — Fleur de Lis Arts & Crafts Show (Natchitoches Events Center, 750 Second St., Natchitoches, 800-259-1714; www.facebook. com/fleurdelisartsandcrafts) — The indoor arts and crafts festival offers woodworking, handcrafted pottery, jewelry, clothing, jams and jellies and more from

All month — Prospect.3: — See Oct. 25 5-Dec. 31 — Holiday In the Park (Lafreniere Park, 504-838-4389; www.lafrenierepark.org) — Drive or walk through the light displays, see Christmas characters such a Santa and Rudolph, ride a carousel, decorate an ornament to hang on a tree. Food available. Hours dusk-9:45 p.m. Sun.-Thu., dusk-11:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission $3 per car, free Christmas

6-7 — Louisiana Renais— see Nov. 1 for event description. 21 — Caroling in Jackson Square and Holiday Home Tour of the Vieux Carre (1000 Bourbon St., Suite 270, 504-529-9755; www. patioplanters.org) — The public is invited to Jackson Square to sing Christmas carols. There’s also a self-guided walking tour of historic private homes in the French Quarter, hosted by the Patio Planters. Hours 1 p.m.-4 p.m. tour, 7 p.m. caroling. Admission $20 for tour, children are free; caroling free.

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6-8 — Rayne Frog Festival (Frog Festival Grounds, Rayne, 337-3342332; www.raynefrogfestival. com) — This celebration of the hopping amphibian is the 42nd annual festival and features frog races, frog jumping contests, food, family-friendly entertainment and more. Hours 5 p.m.midnight Thu.-Fri., 9 a.m.-midnight Sat. Admission free.

8 — Thibodeauxville Fall Festival (Downtown Thibodaux, 985-4461187; www.thibodauxchamber. com) — Three stages are set up for music performances in the historic downtown and there are more than 200 arts and crafts vendors and more than two dozen food booths, as well as a

19-23 — New Orleans Fringe Festival (Various locations in New Orleans, 504-941-3640; www.nofringe.org) — The festival features original theater performances at unusual and repurposed spaces. More than 70 groups present more than 300 performances in circus arts, puppetry, dance, musical theater, comedy, drama and more. Hours vary. Tickets $8 per show, $40 for six-show pass, $99 all-access pass.

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5-9 — Ladyfest New Orleans (Various locations in New Orleans, 504-949-3001; www. ladyfestneworleans.org) — The festival aims to celebrate and encourage the artistic and activist endeavors of women in New Orleans and features music, art, poetry, theater and more. Proceeds benefit local organizations that support the education and advancement of women. Hours TBA. Admission TBA.

8 — Patio Planters White Elephant Sale and Auction (1000 Bourbon St., Suite 270, 504-529-9755; www.patioplanters.org) — This garden sale and auction features prizes and gift certificates from businesses in the French Quarter. Proceeds benefit the Caroling in Jackson Square event. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission free.

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Theatre March 11. The 60-70 minute live show features surprise guest actors and musicians. Baldwin, as usual, narrates the script. It follows the podcast’s structure, with new segments, community calendar readings, traffic updates and whatever’s going on at the city council. “We like to surprise people,” Fink says. (The story’s brief description: “A librarian escapes from the library, and Carlos is not adequately terrified.”) “We wanted to make something that doesn’t condescend, doesn’t reintroduce Night Vale to the fans,” he says. “It’s engaging and moving and a great story, but if you walked in off the street, or you’re a friend of the person who loves the show, we wanted to make a fun experience of that. ‘The Librarian’ script kind of holds to that. That’s the way we play with it — it’s a theatrical experience, it’s not a podcast.” Not only has Night Vale turned into a live theater show, there’s a forthcoming book — The Auction debuts in 2015. It also has a life of its own on the Internet, from its following on Tumblr to scores of fan fiction and art spinning off characters and stories from the show. “That’s just something common with fictional serials — people trying to sketch in on their own more of the world or be like, ‘That part of the world seems interesting. I’m going to write something that focuses on it,’” Fink says. “It’s really common but not something that’s happened in podcasting.” “Once you make something and put it out for public consumption … part of that project belongs to the public to interpret how they will and enjoy how they will,” Cranor adds. “It is a real compliment to have groups of people discuss everything about it. It would be intrusive to tell the fans how to interpret our world.” Its Twitter account, @nightvaleradio, has nothing to do with the podcast. A March 6 update reads, “I know I sound like a broken record but tomorrow I’ll sound like a misfiring engine and, next week, continuous loud television static.”

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“That’s just something we both feed into,” Cranor says, laughing. “We love Twitter as a venue for telling weird jokes. It’s a great medium for that. … Rather than use it to promote the podcast, it’s a lot more fun for everyone involved to put weird jokes or little poetic phrases.” “Podcasting is just a stretch of time in which you put audio,” Fink says. “It’s still very young. One of the exciting things as an artist about podcasting is it’s still young enough to have a chance to do something new, to push the medium somewhere it hasn’t been.” 

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elcome to Night Vale’s podcast pilot episode begins simply enough — an announcement for the opening of a dog park, though dogs are not allowed, nor is anyone, and please don’t pay attention to the hooded figures. Later, a commercial airliner disappears, then reappears in a gym, and Carlos the scientist with perfect hair discovers seismic shifts that leave everything perfectly untouched and a house that’s not actually there — fellow scientists dare each other to knock on the door. Serene music plays as lights 100 feet above Arby’s invite visitors from another world. “I didn’t want it to sound like any other podcasts I’ve listened to,” says Welcome to Night Vale cocreator Joseph Fink. “Those podcasts exist — what’s the point of doing it again? Fink spent several months toying with ideas until he landed on the idea for a 20-minute news broadcast for a town “where every conspiracy theory is true and we just move on with our lives,” he says. Welcome to Night Vale debuted in June 2012, and the twice-monthly podcast now regularly tops iTunes most-subscribed podcasts — currently it ranks above The Moth and NPR’s Fresh Air. Fink and co-creator Jeffery Cranor met via The Neo-Futurists theater company in New York. In 2010, Cranor wrote a two-minute play about time travel and asked Fink to work with him on a longer project. They met several times over the next several months, challenged one another with writing assignments, and premiered the two-person show What the Time Traveler Will Tell Us in 2011. “It laid the groundwork for a two-person collaborative team,” Cranor says. “Any art is even easier if you have someone working with you, and even easier if you really enjoy that person.” For Night Vale, Fink recruited fellow Neo-Futurist Cecil Baldwin — whose NPR-esque inflection gives Night Vale its curiously routine tone — to narrate. The podcast exists somewhere between local news from “the little town that time forgot” in Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon, Minn. and the commonplace oddities emerging from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, Wash. It’s also a surreal and absurd tribute to innately weird small towns. There are segments for weather, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police and local news updates. The strangeness also bleeds into “word from our sponsors” segments (a recent episode ended with a chant of “Hulu!” that disintegrated into dead air over 10 seconds). The creators and podcast team, including Baldwin, are taking Night Vale on the road — they’ll present its new, nonpodcast episode “The Librarian” at the Civic

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ail, loyal subjects! Another Carnival has come to an end and I, Rex Duke®, recount my parade-viewing highlights and give my awards to the best parades of another stunning Mardi Gras. I wish to thank the marching bands, dancing groups, float riders and mounted lieutenants, along with the thousands of revelers who endured — and enjoyed — an atypically cold, rainy and wintry Mardi Gras. Before I unveil my ratings, a note to longtime readers: This year I have taken a different approach to my reviews. Instead of bestowing crowns on all parades in alphabetical order, I have reviewed them chronologically — the same manner in which we all view them — and I offer my thoughts on the most notable aspects of those processions I was fortunate enough to view. Alas, we Carnival lovers adore our traditions, but we also evolve to reflect current tastes. And to those krewes whose parades I was unable to review, my deepest apologies — and my solemn pledge to try harder next year!

So, without further ado, I present the best of the best of Mardi Gras 2014:

• Best overall parade: Endymion • Best day parade: Mid-City • Best night parade: Chaos and Le Krewe d’Etat (tie) • Best suburban parade: Caesar • Best alternative krewe: Chewbacchus • Most improved parade: Nyx • Favorite themes: Bacchus: “Bacchus Explores Our Sportsman’s Paradise” Chaos: “Chaos Goes to Hell” Le Krewe d’Etat: “DUI — d’Etat Under the Influence” Iris: “Iris Rocks” Endymion: “A Night at the Opera” Orpheus: “The Enchanted Worlds” • Favorite throws: Bacchus — LED wine glasses Caesar — motion-activated light saber Delusion — DJ Soul Sister noise ordinance proclamation Krewe du Vieux — Disneylandrieu map Muses — mini comic books by cartoonist Caesar Meadows Rex — float-specific signature beads Orpheus — gold record doubloons commemorating honorary Grand Marshal Fats Domino PAGE 46

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FRIDAY, FEB. 21 The krewes of Oshun and Cleopatra rolled through Uptown to inaugurate the first week of Mardi Gras parades. Oshun’s “Night Out in the Big Easy” included a “Hot Stuff” float featuring a chef presiding over a boiling pot of seafood, and “All That Jazz” featured a large saxophone on the float’s front. One glaring faux pas: Many float riders neglected masks and throws in favor of sipping beer while their floats whizzed by — a cardinal sin! Cleopatra often features St. Augustine’s Marching 100 band (as do other krewes), but this year the Edna Karr Magnet School marching band’s rendition of the Spice Girls’ “Say You’ll Be There” was the showstopper of the evening for Cleopatra’s pageant. In Metairie, the Krewe of Excalibur presented “A Knight at the Renaissance Faire” to fans awaiting their first suburban parade of the season. The simultaneous Family Gras featured an over-the-top performance by local favorite Cowboy Mouth — thanks to frontman Fred LeBlanc — and then the Renaissance-themed parade rolled past the judging tent in front of Lakeside Shopping Center. Excalibur is heavy with floats honoring its royalty and other theme-appropriate guests, including an appearance from Merlin and Morgana. The intricate details on these were magical.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 22 Metairie’s Krewe of Caesar lived up to its reputation as a stellar suburban krewe. Due to the cancellation of the Krewe of Atlas’ Sunday night parade, Caesar (which rolled Saturday night) was the featured parade of Family Gras. With bands and marching groups that didn’t stop, Caesar presented another excellent procession. Caesar’s trademark neon adorned the headpieces of its royalty as well as many of its floats. The members threw generously — including the catch of the night, a very realistic motion-activated light saber complete with sound and vibration. Lots of plush and long beads were tossed as well. Caesar carried the theme “Game Time” with creatively constructed floats representing classic board games such as Candy Land and Operation. Caesar also gave a nod to modernity with floats dedicated to mobile-device games such as Angry Birds and Temple Run. The 9th Ward Marching Band stood out this year, with its sparkling red costumes matching the always-spectacular Hydra float. The Krewe of Freret made its return after a 20-year absence with the theme “There’s a First Time for

Everything.” Included among the firsts was El Lucha Krewe, a marching group of lucha libre wrestlers. Welcome back Freret! Sparta and Pygmalion rolled Uptown with the themes “Isn’t It Romantic?” and “A Few of Our Favorite Songs” respectively — celebrating famous pairs of lovers and the world of music, from “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” to “Monster Mash.” In Marigny and Bywater, the krewes of ’tit Rex and Chewbacchus prepared for their respective parades during the mild, clear evening. Before sunset, ’tit Rex emerged from St. Roch Avenue revealing its patriotic “Wee the People” theme. One of its elaborately constructed miniature floats included “Chee Wee the People,” featuring disco dancing Chee Wees. Float handlers gave out miniature flambeaux, as well as a hilarious (and quite large — it unfolded to the size of a map) version of the U.S. Constitution adapted for ’tit Rex. Cartoonist Caesar Meadows handed out his annual prize — a miniature comic book. After dark, the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus lit up the night with its elaborate sci-fi constructions. This krewe has grown steadily since its debut in 2011, and its largest-ever parade was led by a massive, roaring robot alligator (which, unfortunately, did not spit fire as anticipated). Chewbacchus has grown to include several krewes within the krewe, a la Krewe du Vieux. Among them were groups dedicated to Doctor Who (Krewe du Who, featuring a large Tardis) and even Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (The Wyld Stallyns, featuring characters throughout time, as well as a reconstruction of the film’s famous time-traveling phone booth). One group, The Rolling Elliots, rode bicycles and wore red hooded sweatshirts with papier-mache E.T. aliens in the bicycles’ front baskets. Members handed out dozens of handmade throws — including a “death potion” necklace, which Rex Duke will treasure for many Carnivals to come. SUNDAY, FEB. 23 The Mystic Krewe of Barkus had to contend with drenching rain, which meant hundreds of very wet dogs marching through the streets of the French Quarter — some of which were more into it than others. Most of the mutts and the water breeds seemed to have a fine time, but others, like Boots, the bulldog belonging to Frencheeze food truck owner Jason King, sat on his human handler’s shoulder and shivered, looking miserable. “He’s saying, ‘Two hours ago I was perfectly happy on the couch,’” King translated. Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s two dogs seemed


unfazed by the downpour. What were their names? “Rufus and Chaka Khan,” Gusman said, with a big smile. Meanwhile, Uptown saw the first roll of Alla, the now-former West Bank krewe that moved to the traditional Uptown route after more than 80 years rolling across the river. (Its theme, aptly if not originally, was “Alla Goes to NOLA.”) Alla joined the Krewe of King Arthur, which made a similar move in 2001. The theme this year was “King Arthur Has the Blues,” and it was executed cleverly (floats in every possible shade of blue, with sub-themes all related to bummers and disgruntlement). Also doing its best in some pretty unpleasant weather was the Krewe of Carrollton, making the Uptown route on Carnival’s first Sunday a prime spot for families.

float: “Bananas Foster — from the Pink Building on Royal.” Unfortunately, a 20-minute delay in the middle of the parade left many revelers out in the cold, but the always-excellent Marine Corps Band got the Sirens dance-marching to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” THURSDAY, FEB. 27 As the sun began to set, the Knights of Babylon rolled with a theme of “Thanks for the Memories,” a hat tip to the krewe’s 75th anniversary. One float celebrated the famously mad knight Don Quixote, and its riders dressed as conquistadors. Riders on “Chinese Expeditions” wore conical hats, and riders on “Kismet” wore plush elephant headgear. The Knights of Chaos wasted no time digging into their satirical “Goes to Hell” theme. A float with Mayor Mitch Landrieu dressed as the pope led “7 Deadly Sins,” with each City Council member representing a particular offense — Cynthia Hedge-Morrell was in the lead position under Landrieu with the word “sloth” above her face. On another float, disgraced former Mayor Ray Nagin was portrayed as “Beelzeboob.” Chaos reviewed some of the South’s most controversial

people in a float called “Shot to Hell.” U.S. Sen. David Vitter, the cast of Duck Dynasty and home-cooking queen Paula Deen were among those who earned Chaos’ barbs. The krewe’s final float was “High as Hell,” featuring a massive potted marijuana plant. The Krewe of Muses’ theme this year was “Ready-to-Wear You Out” — befitting a krewe that’s all about fashion. Among this year’s fashion statements was a giant effigy of Gov. Bobby Jindal in an “insinceresucker” suit. For those on the other side of the aisle — and a tip of the hat to last year’s furor over the City Council’s regulation of go-cups — there was a special go-cup throw with Council Vice President Stacy Head’s name. The procession also was notable for the debut of the “glambeaux” — an all-female version of the traditional flambeaux carriers. Both Chaos and Muses referenced New Orleans’ ongoing newspaper war; both featured floats lampooning John Georges, who bought The Advocate last year. Chaos featured a horned Georges holding a newspaper saying “ME! ME! ME! I WIN!” while Muses created a Clark Kent-looking Georges wearing a suit of newspapers

(to go with the krewe’s fashion theme). Muses also upped the game with “TP Streak,” a parody of The Times-Picayune’s derided tabloid edition, TP Street. That float featured editor Jim Amoss in the nude, running against a background of falling currency. FRIDAY, FEB. 28 Le Krewe d’Etat — one of the most consistent Carnival satirists in town — made Canadian headlines for its Rob Ford-fronted float. This year’s theme, “D.U.I.: d’Etat Under the Influence,” featured “Canadian Club” with Ford smoking a billowing crack pipe. The detailed floats were covered in one-liner jabs at local and national politicos and celebrities unfortunate enough to come under d’Etat’s scrutiny. One favorite was “Happy Hour,” featuring Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman in bartender attire serving a host of inmates. Among d’Etat’s walking krewes were a dance group honoring New Orleans Saints defensive coach Rob Ryan, and the stunning skeleton costumed members of the Skeleton Krewe, which also made a dramatic appearance on Fat Tuesday in the French Quarter, appearing on the streets in the cold and rain.

Thoth’s “Forrest Gump” float

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Hermes, known for its drama and spectacular use of light and shadow, celebrated its 75th anniversary with “The Diamond Jubilee,” featuring floats decorated with themes from past years and a raft of coolly elegant throws, many of which lighted up. Morpheus, unfortunately, suffered in comparison to d’Etat and Hermes — its tribute to the streets of New Orleans was not cohesive and one of the floats rolled with no riders. SATURDAY, MARCH 1 The krewes of Iris and Tucks rolled on a very sunny Samedi Gras. As Iris made its way down St. Charles Avenue, I overheard one parade goer say, “Oh how funny! My therapist’s name is Iris!” “Iris Rocks” was this year’s theme, and it included many kinds of rocks, from martinis on the rocks to stone crab as well as Fraggle Rock, though the float’s massive fraggle looked quite odd. Rex Duke was quite amused by a mohawked punk PAGE 48

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26 Druids has established itself as being to Nyx what Le Krewe d’Etat is to Muses — a satirical, clowning antagonist. Druids’ liberal goofing on the all-women krewe included one float that locked scantily clad Nyx “royalty” behind bars. The 20 floats that followed (under the theme “Druids Delicacies”) included food-themed satire, such as Oysters Benson-fella, spoofing the money-drenched owner of the New Orleans Pelicans and Saints. I particularly enjoyed this krewe’s float-specific cups. The Krewe of Nyx began its third year of parading under a light mist, but krewe members certainly “made it rain” with throws. The women riders appeared to have great fun pitching crowd-pleasing throws, including light-up rings. I personally caught two purses. Guest rider chef Susan Spicer tossed many signature krewe cups revealing the theme: “Cookin’ with the Krewe.” Nyx’s food-and-booze theme featured “Deviled Eggs,” which had Chinese dragons and riders throwing fans, and a large-breasted maiden on the “Cafe Au Lait” float, on which riders wore foam cups and mugs. Many hats featured LED lights and other uncomfortable-looking and theme-appropriate items. Float No. 11 in Nyx’s procession saluted bananas Foster, the flaming dessert invented at Brennan’s — which closed abruptly last year. The krewe addressed that issue by putting a sign on the tractor towing the

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rocker adorning the “Punk Rock” float, which I imagine is the first ever. Tucks rolled with the theme “The Sporting Life” — and the krewe had to obey Carnival ordinances that reined in its liberal toilet paper streams that end up hanging on St. Charles Avenue trees for days. There were significantly fewer rolls thrown this year — though many rolls filled the streets following the parade. One parade goer who has watched Tucks every year said Tucks has “come a long way since it first started.” I agree! In Mid-City, nearly every float in Endymion’s massive parade featured LEDs or strobe lights — a welcome feature that Endymion brought to Mardi Gras several years ago. Many floats also had their own personal DJs, giving the super krewe the aura of a passel of individual parties rather than one big celebration. The crowds spilled out onto the streets all along Endymion’s route — a testament to this perennial favorite’s enduring popularity. And this year Endymion once again lived up to its advance billing. Endymion’s ambitious and audacious floats perfectly matched its fantastical, high-brow affair theme, “An Evening at the Opera.” Floats decorated to the nines matched the grand operas they represented, from the flower-covered “Carmen” to the winged horses and rainbows on “Ride of the Valkyries.” “Don Giovanni” stretched endlessly with its many recreated scenes from the famous opera. It was an evening of ethereal street theater that once again brought Endymion the prize for best overall parade. SUNDAY, MARCH 2 The Krewe of Okeanos featured Vince Vance and his trademark hair — and his likeness on the front of the float — to lead the parade under the theme “Okeanos Celebrates the Holidays.” I have long admired Okeanos’ fun and family-friendly approach. Floats depicted Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas — and even a very meta “Mardi Gras” float. The Krewe of Mid-City’s hallmark is an array of dazzling foil floats and gorgeous throws. This year’s parade included a massive theme medallion celebrating “50 Shades of Green.” Kicking off things was a City Park float featuring the park’s train — with working steam. The “green” floats included unique, well-crafted sculptures adorning the rainbow-colored foil. “Green Hornet” featured a namesake smirking bug surrounded by dancing frogs, “Little Green Men” featured green robots and aliens, and “Green Goddess” had a Grim Reaper-esque figure looming behind the green figures on board. Sophie B. Wright and St. Mary’s Acad-

emy marching bands wowed the crowds, though I was too busy to cheer because my face was stuffed with Mid-City’s signature Zapp’s potato-chip throws. The Krewe of Thoth went Hollywood this year with large, heavily decorated floats depicting famous films, from Forrest Gump and Platoon to Jaws and Jurassic Park — the latter, which strung two floats together, featured velociraptors and a replica of the film’s famous front gates. This year’s signature cup featured the ibis-headed Egyptian god rolling out a red carpet. The Hollywood theme was a fantastic preview for that night’s Academy Awards — and clearly better than the ceremony itself. Though the parade stalled several times, riders were never shy about tossing throws while they waited. Parade goers were treated to plush snakes, delicate glass beads and toys of all kinds — including small rubber bouncing balls, which peppered the route and sidewalk along Magazine Street. As Bacchus prepared its tour Uptown, the St. Charles Avenue neutral ground — and St. Charles Avenue itself — was overloaded with onlookers, as well as dozens of tents, chairs, DJ booths with extension cords snaking through the crowds, picnic tables, and even a whole pig roasting on a spit. As always, Bacchus was a sight to behold. This year’s Bacchus, actor and musician Hugh Laurie, tossed handfuls of beads left and right and clearly enjoyed himself. The floats were bright and pretty, and for the most part matched the theme of “Bacchus Explores Our Sportsman’s Paradise.” However, the “Camping and Nature Walks” float missed the mark, sporting a bicycle rider on the front, and several people in the crowd were confused by “Gator Fishing in the Louisiana Swamps.” Even Rex Duke knows that gators are hunted, not fished. Crowd favorites included “Deep Sea Fishing in the Gulf Coast,” with a man in a diving suit on the front and riders in fishing hats; and “Louisiana Whitetail Deer Hunting,” which featured a lovely deer in full leap. Even King Kong got the sportsman’s paradise treatment with a fishing pole in one hand and a fish in the other; Queen Kong had a duck call. The Shaw High School band from East Cleveland, Ohio, displayed awesome dance moves and fit in well among its Louisiana marching peers. LUNDI GRAS The weather began to turn ugly on Lundi Gras. Canal Street was a wind tunnel. Nevertheless, the Krewe of Orpheus presented “The Enchanted World.” One standout


FAT TUESDAY The coldest, wettest Mardi Gras in more than a century (the coldest since 1899!) had few upsides, but one was parking. While empty lots on Elysian Fields Avenue near the French Quarter were charging $30, there were still free spots open in the Faubourg Marigny by mid-morning. The Society of Ste. Anne, the traditional walking krewe that gathers in the Marigny and marches into the Quarter, was fully costumed but a bit bedraggled as revelers tried to crowd under any nearby balcony or into the R Bar on Royal Street. A massive oozing eyeball guarded the shivering yet smiling and happyas-clams revelers outside Mimi’s in the Marigny, where costumed crowds took shelter or posed for pictures on balconies. A roving tiki bar took shelter under a blue tarp, and I foolishly hoped

for a hot toddy and not the rum drinks they shared. I’d never seen such creative costume layering to combat the weather. Coats and ponchos were common, and revelers stepped up their makeup and wig games. Another common tactic was to pull a massive petticoat or tutu over the whole ensemble, or use lots of layered tights and socks. This is probably the only time I’ve seen second line umbrellas used for their original purpose. Jackson Square, usually a center of activity (and group dance numbers) was virtually deserted at noon. The Bourbon Street Awards, the annual best-of-the-best costume contest held at Bourbon and St. Ann streets, celebrated its 50th installment under a fiercely cold drizzle that cut down on the number of contestants as well as spectators. Among the outstanding costumes was a group of people dressed as giant tropical cocktails in what was more like hot chocolate weather. Despite the muddiest, coldest weather in more than a century, Zulu ran on time and riders seemed to enjoy themselves, tossing many throws to a thin crowd. While I stood in front of Avenue Pub, many stayed inside it or under their tents. Zulu’s throws weren’t very theme- or even parade-specific, and my fingers were frozen — catching anything was painful — but Zulu riders were incredibly generous with their throws. Those who did line the route were rewarded with half-coconut shell pendants, NBA performance-wear shirts, foam footballs and coconuts galore (one friend

Monroe’s Wossman High School band marched on Mardi Gras without ponchos. PHOTO BY REX DUKE

I know received 20). I also saw many exchanges — especially hot plates of barbecue for coconuts. Rex had a beautiful and stunningly executed theme of “Gods of All the Ages.” As befitting its status, Rex is always a class act, but some of its themes have been a tad obscure to many viewers (e.g., “This Sceptered Isle” a few years back). Not so this year! The vibrant blue, many-armed gods were the perfect lurid counterpoint to a wet, gray day. Rex stopped for toasts, as expected, but soon started up again and rolled quickly. Riders tossed many beads — from the traditional matte, yellow, green and purple plastic to more elaborate versions, as well as bracelets, cups, beads and doubloons. Reusable shopping bags were en vogue this year, as were float-specific beads and plush toys. Sadly, the icy rain and plunging temperatures put a damper on Fat Tuesday’s parades and parade watchers. I noticed many crying children, and one reveler quipped, “I’m not drunk enough to feel warm!” Another, who hailed from Memphis, Tenn., looked on the bright side, saying, “It’s cold, but at least it’s not snowing like where I’m from!” Thus concludes my 2014 edition of Mardi Gras parade reviews. I bid you farewell, dear subjects, until next year!

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float was “Cherished Familiars,” featuring a frog riding a white rabbit and colorful floral and animal scenes. A massive dragon — twisting its tail through three floats strung together — composed Orpheus’ “Leviathan” float. Drumcart NOLA also brought the beats and an impressive diaphanous light-up jellyfish on poles, along with marine-costumed walkers. Proteus also was impressive, with elaborate floats reflecting the theme “Ancient Elements of Alchemy” — the horsedrawn floats beautifully represented classical elements, the periodic table and their respective gods and mythical figures. Monday night’s crowds were thin but spirited.

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THURSDAY 13 Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7 Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Eudora Evans, 8 Buffa’s Lounge — Tom McDermott & Aurora Nealand, 8; Jeff Greenberg, 11 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Neisha Ruffins, 7:30

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TUESDAY 11 Bombay Club — Lucas Davenport, 7 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7:30 Columns Hotel — John Rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Treme Brass Band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9:30

Gasa Gasa — Progression hosted by Sasha Masakowski, 8

Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Geo Bass, 8 & 9 Cafe Negril — Gettin’ It, 7; Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Casa Borrega — Sasha Masakowski & Jenna McSwain, 6:30 Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7; Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 House of Blues — Jet Lounge, 11 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Domenic, 6

Little Gem Saloon — Charlie Miller, 5; Nat Osborn Band, 8

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — NOJO Jam, 8

Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10:30

Little Gem Saloon — Joshua Paxton, 5; Glen David Andrews, 8

Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 One Eyed Jacks — The Orwells, Twin Peaks, Silver Palms, 9 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Dave Lieberman Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 6 Three Muses — Shotgun Jazz Band, 10 Tropical Isle Original — Way Too Early, 1

WEDNESDAY 12 Apple Barrel — Barbarella Blue, 5:30 Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10

Maple Leaf Bar — Eric Bolivar’s Birthday Bash feat. Nigel Hall, Khris Royal & Friends, 10 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 One Eyed Jacks — Star & Dagger, Cons & Prose, 10 Recovery Room Bar & Grill — Oscar & the Bluescats, 8:30 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Boogie Men, 8 Roosevelt Hotel — Robin Barnes, 5:30 Rusty Nail — Jenn Howard, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Orleans 6, 6; Antoine Diel & the New Orleans Power Misfits, 10 Three Muses — Jimmy

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — George French Quartet, 8:30 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7; Missing Monuments, Lonely Lonely Knights, 10 Freret Street Publiq House — Brass-A-Holics, 9:30 Howlin’ Wolf Music Club — DMX, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — James Rivers Movement, 8 Little Gem Saloon — Andre Bohren, 5 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich & Friends, 10:30 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Chubby Carrier, 8:30 Roosevelt Hotel — Sasha Masakowski, 5:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, 8 & 10 Spice Bar & Grill — Stooges Brass Band, 9 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 10 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 5; Debbie Davis, 7:30 Vaughan’s — Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill & the Heart Attack, 9 Yuki Izakaya — Norbert Slama, 8; Black Pearl, 11

FRIDAY 14 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Apple Barrel — Barbarella Blue, 5:30 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6

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Buffa’s Lounge — HONOR, 5; Ruby Moon, 8 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Guitar Slim Jr., 7:30 Cafe Negril — El DeOrazio, 7 Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Phil Melancon, 8 Casa Borrega — Los Caballeros del Son, 7:30 Columns Hotel — Ted Long, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Linnzi Zaorski, 7 DMac’s — Vincent Marini, 7 Gasa Gasa — Speakerboxx, 9 Golden Lantern — Nighthawk, 7 Howlin’ Wolf Music Club — Nappy Roots, 10 Little Gem Saloon — Lucas Davenport, 5; Ingrid Lucia Quintet, 8; Para Backet, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Terrance Higgins’ Swampgrease, 10 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Mulligan Brothers, 9:30 Roosevelt Hotel — Antoine Diel, 5:30; Luther Kent, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ellis Marsalis Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10

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St. Roch Tavern — James Jordan & the Lonely Nights Band, 8

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Three Muses — Kris Torkaski, 11:30 a.m.; Matt Johnson Trio, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9 Tipitina’s — Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, Marc Stone Band, 10 Treasure Chest Casino — Harvey Jesus & Fire, 7 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5

SATURDAY 15 21st Amendment — Chance Bushman, Adam Arredondo, Russell Ramirez, Joseph Faison, 8 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Trio, 7 Bombay Club — Lucas Davenport, 6 Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Geo Bass, 8&9 Buffa’s Lounge — Jason Marsalis, 11 a.m.; Royal Rounders feat. Jerry Jumonville & Freddy Staehle, 8; Bottoms Up Blues Gang, 11 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7 Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Phil Melancon, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6


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Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9

Angel Olsen, Phox, Natural Blonde, 8

d.b.a. — John Boutte, 7; Morning 40 Federation, 11; Eric Lindell, 11

Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1

House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Cody Blaine, 1 Howlin’ Wolf Music Club — Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, 10 Little Gem Saloon — Kid Merv, 7 Maple Leaf Bar — The Quickening, 10:30 One Eyed Jacks — Typhoon,

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Deacon John & the Ivories, 9 Roosevelt Hotel — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Roberto Carcasses Band, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Tuba Skinny, 2; Ecirb Muller & Twisted Dixie, 6; Dominic Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 10

Three Muses — Davy Mooney, 11:30 a.m.; Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Zazou City, 9 Tipitina’s — Brass-A-Holics, Tank & the Bangas, 10 Yuki Izakaya — Norbert Slama, 8; Montegut, 11

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Angel Olsen’s most recent (and first) headlining show in New Orleans was barely three months ago — the Chicago-based singer/songwriter entrancing half of the Circle Bar’s packed shoebox with a faithfully unplugged, acoustic showing of her 2012 debut LP Half Way Home, while the other half buzzed away unaware in conversation, ignoring a mounting chorus of hushes and shushes. Olsen had already announced her expansive second album Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar) and issued a jolting volt in the way of electric lead single “Forgiven/Forgotten,” two fried minutes of shock therapy for the lilting, lonesome-dove songbird; she had the ammo to silence the prattlers, but she lacked the army. So she just kept on playing her guitar and singing to those who would listen. With this tour, reinforced by a high-watt backing band and a record of considerable amperage, Olsen’s fire burns for more witnesses: the solo slow dances of Half Way Home resonating in a grand ballroom on “Dance Slow Decades,” the Daughters of Roy Orbison lowdowns getting a healthy dose of buzzy psychedelia on “Hi-Five.” That dynamic range cuts both ways, as closing duo “Enemy” and “Windows” make Olsen sound closer and quieter than ever, stripping away all but a simple strum to spotlight her quivering soprano and arrowhead message (“You want to move in me like you did before/ But I’ve had my fill”). And to those who would talk through it: “Sometimes the ones we trust may have to give up listening.” Typhoon headlines; Phox and Natural Blonde open. Tickets $13 in advance, $15 day of show. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS

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DMac’s — Michael Pearce, 11 a.m.; Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 6 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Lu & Charlie’s Revisited feat. Germain Bazzle, 8 Little Gem Saloon — Richard Knox, 10 a.m. The Maison — Nickel a Dance feat. Orange Kellin’s Deluxe Orchestra, 4 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 10

The Zion Harmonizers perform at the group’s 75th anniversary gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at The Joy Theater (1200 Canal St., 504-528-9569; www.thejoytheater.com). Tipitina’s — Cajun Fais Do-Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5

MONDAY 17 Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 Bayou Beer Garden — Matt Johnson Trio, 7 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Gina Forsyth & David Roe, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — Alexis & the Samurai, 8

Old Point Bar — Tom Witek Quartet, 7

Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8

Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m.; Catherine Anderson, 2

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Cindy Scott, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rites of Swing, 2; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 11:30 a.m.; Raphael & Norbert, 5:30

d.b.a. — Luke Winslow-King, 7; Glen David Andrews, 10 Dmac’s Bar & Grill — Danny Alexander, 8 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30 Gasa Gasa — Magnetic Mondays feat. Magnetic Ear, 8 Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass

Pickin’ Party, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, 10 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 Old Point Bar — The Romy Kaye Jazz Trio, 7 One Eyed Jacks — Corporal feat. Michael Shannon, Jesse Tripp, Nightbreed, 10 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 The Roosevelt Hotel Bar — Jazz Factory Night with the James Partridge Septet, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominic Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Dominic Grillo & the Frenchmen Street AllStars, 6; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 10 Yuki Izakaya — Miki Fujii & Friends, 8


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RoboCop (PG-13) — A police officer (Joel Kinnaman) becomes a cyborg cop in 2028 Detroit. Clearview, Elmwood, Kenner, Regal, Slidell, Westbank Son of God (PG-13) — Jesus Christ’s story, from birth to resurrection, is told. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Regal, Slidell, Westbank

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NOW SHOWING “Ballet in Joffrey’s hands is sublimely beautiful.” -The Chicago Tribune

Saturday, March 29, 8 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater

Back by popular demand, the great Joffrey Ballet returns with a terrific program featuring seldom seen works by two legendary American dance and Tony Award-winning Broadway trailblazers, Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp. Highlighting the evening are Robbins’ jazzy and playful Interplay with music by Morton Gould and Tharp’s stylishly elegant Nine Sinatra Songs, set to legendary hits of “Old Blue Eyes.” This famous ballroom-meets-Broadway ballet features gorgeous costumes by Oscar de la Renta and soundtrack that includes One for My Baby, Strangers in the Night and That’s Life.

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3 Days to Kill (PG-13) — Kevin Costner stars in this crime drama about a Secret Service agent looking to reconnect with his daughter. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Regal, Slidell, Westbank

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PG-13) — Young CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) reveals a terrorist plot to crash the U.S. economy in a film based on characters from Tom Clancy novels. Kenner The Lego Movie (PG) — A Lego block man is recruited to join an epic building quest. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Kenner, Regal, Slidell, Westbank

300: Rise of an Empire (R) — A Greek general leads the fight against Persian invaders. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, El- The Monuments Men (PG-13) mwood, Regal, Slidell, Westbank — George Clooney’s film tells About Last Night (R) — Kevin the true story of a crew of Hart, Michael Ealy, Joy Bryant art historians and museum and Regina Hall star in a roman- curators tasked with recovering tic comedy about new relation- masterpieces before Hitler ships. Canal Place, Chalmette, destroys them. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Clearview, Elmwood, Kenner, Kenner, Regal, Slidell, Westbank Regal, Slidell, Westbank American Hustle (R) — A con artist (Christian Bale) and his sexy partner (Amy Adams) are forced to work for an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) who teaches them how to break up mob rings and crooked political posses. Canal Place, Elmwood, Kenner, Westbank Beyond All Boundaries (NR) — The museum screens a “4-D” film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. World War II Museum

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) — A boy and his dog travel through time in this animated movie. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Regal, Slidell, Westbank Non-Stop (PG-13) — Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Lupita Nyong’o star in a film about an air marshal fighting for his fellow passengers’ safety. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Regal, Slidell, Westbank The Past (PG-13) — An Iranian man living in France deserts his family to return home. Canal Place

Endless Love (PG-13) — When a rich girl and a charming boy fall in love, their parents try to keep Penguins 3D (NR) — A king them apart. Elmwood, Kenner, penguin returns to his native land in the sub-Antarctic to find Regal, Slidell, Westbank a mate. Entergy IMAX Frozen (PG) — A prophecy traps Pompeii (PG-13) — While Mount a kingdom in a never-endVesuvius’ eruption destroys ing winter in this animated Pompeii, a man races to save Disney film. Elmwood, Kenner, his true love. Canal Place, Regal, Slidell Clearview, Elmwood, Regal, Great White Shark 3D (NR) — Slidell, Westbank Shark encounters are shared in the documentary. Entergy IMAX Repentance (R) — A life coach is abducted by a client in this Hurricane On The Bayou (NR) horror-thriller based on the — The film tells the story of Hur- film The Gypsy and the Jury. ricane Katrina and the impact Elmwood, Westbank that Louisiana’s disappearing Ride Along (PG-13) — A cop wetlands has on hurricane (Ice Cube) makes his sister’s protection. Entergy IMAX boyfriend (Kevin Hart) work a In Secret (R) — In 1860s Paris, 24-hour patrol of Atlanta with a gorgeous woman is forced him to see if he’s worthy of to marry her sick cousin. marrying her. Clearview, ElmCanal Place wood, Regal, Slidell, Westbank

Stalingrad (R) — Russian soldiers fight a German army. Clearview, Elmwood, Slidell, Westbank The Wind Rises (PG-13) — Hayao Miyazaki’s final animated film is about World War II Japanese fighter plane designer Jiro Horikoshi. Elmwood, Regal, Westbank Winter’s Tale (PG-13) — A burglar falls for a dying heiress, later learning he can reincarnate her. Elmwood, Slidell The Wolf of Wall Street (R) — Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a wealthy but crooked stockbroker, in this 1990s-set Martin Scorsese film adaptation of Belfort’s autobiography. Canal Place, Elmwood, Kenner, Slidell

OPENING FRIDAY Need For Speed (PG-13) — A street racer (Aaron Paul) plots revenge on the man who sent him to prison. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Slidell, Westbank Tim’s Vermeer (PG-13) — Teller’s documentary is about an inventor who wants to understand a Dutch painter’s technique. Canal Place Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club (PG-13) — Single moms support each other. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Slidell, Westbank Veronica Mars (PG-13) — A former teenage private eye returns to her hometown to help solve a murder. Elmwood, Westbank

SPECIAL SCREENINGS The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (NR) — A high schooler (Shirley Temple) falls in love with a grown up (Cary Grant). 10 a.m. Wednesday, Prytania Born in ’45 (NR) — Rolf Romer plays a bored mechanic who decides divorce is the only way to lead a new life in Berlin. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Deutsches Haus The Darjeeling Limited (R) — In this Wes Anderson adventure-comedy, brothers try to bond by traveling through India by train. 10 p.m. Sunday, Prytania The Gleaners and I (NR) — Agnes Varda’s documentary explores the history of foraging. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Marigny Opera House I Want My Name Back (NR) — DJ Soul Sister screens a documentary on The Sugarhill Gang. 7 p.m. Monday, Gasa Gasa Keeper of the Flame (NR) — Brian Nelson becomes the youngest PAGE 58


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Vermeer’s art. Penn, Teller, and Jenison want us to question modern-day assumptions that place art and invention in separate camps. Their film also makes the rarified world of fine art approachable and entertaining. At 80 minutes, Tim’s Vermeer doesn’t have time to address all the questions suggested by its discoveries. Are we now returning to an age where art and technology are indistinguishable, as they seem to have been in 17th-century Holland? And is our modern concept of art transformed when it can’t be created without the latest technology? The film doesn’t offer any answers, but the right questions seem like more than enough. New Orleans Film Society also hosts a screening at 7:30 p.m. March 12 at The Theatres at Canal Place.— KEN KORMAN

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Moira Tierney (NR) — The Irish filmmaker screens shorts and music videos. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Zeitgeist

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Lady Be Good (NR) — The documentary tells the story of women jazz instrumentalists. A Q&A follows. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Loyola

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Mrs. Miniver (NR) — In this 1942 romantic drama, a British family attempts to survive World War II. 10 a.m. Sunday, Prytania No Country For Old Men (R) — In this Coen brothers film, a hunter discovers more than $2 million in cash. 8 p.m. Thursday & Sunday, Canal Place The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) — The shadow cast screening of the cult classic rock opera is BYOB. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania

Run & Jump (NR) — A doctor goes overseas to study a patient, leaving his wife and mother running the house. 9:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, Zeitgeist

CALL FOR FILM Fourth Annual Loving Festival— The festival seeks short films about race, racism and the multiracial experience. Visit charitablefilmnetwork. submittable.com for details. Deadline April 13. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac. org; The Theatres at Canal Place, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 581-2540; www.thetheatres. com; Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 304-9992; www.chalmettemovies,com; AMC Clearview Palace 12, Clearview Mall, 4486 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-1257; www.amctheatres. com; Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie, (504) 522-8014; www.deutscheshaus. org; AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd.,

Harahan, (504) 733-2029; www. amctheatres.com; Entergy IMAX Theatre, 1 Canal St., (504) 581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org; Gasa Gasa, 4920 Freret St.; www.gasagasa. com; The Grand 14 Kenner, 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 229-4259; www. thegrandtheatre.com; The Grand 16 Slidell, 1950 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 641-1889; www.thegrandtheatre.com; Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 332 Bobet Hall, (504) 865-3240; www.loyno. edu; Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; www.theprytania.com; Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., (504) 948-9998; www.marignyoperahouse.org; Regal Covington Stadium 14, 69348 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 871-7787; www.regmovies.com; AMC Westbank Palace 16, 1151 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 263-2298; www.amctheatres. com; National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; www. nationalww2museum.org; Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net


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OPENING Academy Gallery. 5256 Magazine St., (504) 899-8111; www.noafa.com — Oil paintings and blown glass lamps by Tony Benjamin and Fifi Laughlin. Artists’ reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Carol Robinson Gallery. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery.com — “Artists of Faith” group exhibition. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

GALLERIES A Gallery For Fine Photography. 241 Chartres St., (504) 568-1313; www.agallery.com — Photographs and photo books from all eras by various photographers, ongoing.

Anton Haardt Gallery. 2858 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; www.antonart. com — “Deep Blues,” Southern folk art group exhibition, ongoing. Ariodante Gallery. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233; www.ariodantegallery.com — “Control vs. Freedom,” art by Kim Zabbia, through March. Arthur Roger Gallery. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery. com — “The People of New Orleans from A to Z,” an exhibition of works on paper by Bunny Matthews; “The Swinging Pendulum,” mixed media exhibition by Edward Whiteman; both trough April 19. Barrister’s Gallery. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; www.barristersgallery.com — “Defatria,” mixed media by Demetri Masiakos; “Thy Will Be Done,” mixed media by Dan Tague and Heathcliff Hailey; both through March 29.

Boyd | Satellite. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; www. boydsatellitegallery.com — “Service,” photography by Paul Solberg, through March 29. Callan Contemporary. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; www.callancontemporary. com — “Transformation,” paintings by Adrian Deckbar, through March 29. Catalyst Gallery of Art. 5207 Magazine St., (504) 220-7756; www.catalystgalleryofart.com — Group exhibition of New Orleans-inspired art, ongoing. Chester Allen’s Oasis of Energy. 221 Dauphine St., (504) 292-8365; www. chesterallen-oasisofenergy. tumblr.com — “Universal Groove,” silversmithing by Chester Allen, ongoing. Cole Pratt Gallery. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; www.coleprattgallery. com — “Scale,” paintings by Stephen Strickland, through Saturday. Courtyard Gallery. 1129 Decatur St., (504) 330-0134; www.woodartandmarketing.com — New Orleans-themed reclaimed wood carvings by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. The Foundation Gallery. 608 Julia St., (504) 568-0955; www.foundationgallerynola.com — “Tonic of Wilderness,” photography by John Bentham, through March 29. Freret Clay Center. 2525 Jena St., (504) 919-8050; www.freretclaycenter.com — “The Human Condition,” metal rusts, wood rots collage, ceramic tiles and vessels by Barbie L’Hoste and Bill Darrow, ongoing. The Front. 4100 St. Claude Ave., (504) 301-8654; www. nolafront.org — Mixed media exhibition by Kyle Bravo,

Graphite Galleries. 936 Royal St., (504) 565-3739; www. graphitenola.com — Group mixed media exhibition, ongoing. Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, Third floor, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 361-6620; www.dcc.edu/ departments/art-gallery — Delgado mixed media student exhibition, through Thursday. J & S Gallery. 3801 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 952-9163 — Wood carvings and paintings by local artists, ongoing. Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com — “New Orleans Bars and Bistros,” paintings by Linda Lesperance, through March. Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library. 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., (504) 838-1190 — “From Plantation to PhD: A Story of Two African-American Families in Louisiana,” a collection of artifacts and images from the Library of Congress, through March. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. 400 Julia St., (504) 522-5471; www.jonathanferraragallery. com — “More Greatest Hits,” mixed media exhibition by Mel Chin, through April 12. La Madama Bazarre. 1007 St. Mary St., (504) 236-5076; www. lamadamabazarre.com — Group exhibition celebrating the whimsical and weird side of Louisiana, ongoing. Lemieux Galleries. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; www. lemieuxgalleries.com — “Color is a Vessel,” paintings by Benjamin J. Shamback, through April 19. Lisa Victoria Gallery. 616 Royal St., (504) 315-0850; www.lisavictoriagallery. com — Mixed media group exhibition, ongoing. M. Francis Gallery. 1938 Burgundy St., (504) 931-1915; www.mfrancisgallery. com — Acrylic on canvas by Myesha, ongoing. Michalopoulos Gallery. 617 Bienville St., (504) 558-0505; www.michalopoulos.com —

Morrison. 1507 Magazine St., (504) 451-3303; www. morrisonsculpture.com — Sculpture and drawings by Thomas Randolph Morrison, ongoing. New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; www.neworleansglassworks. com — “Osteology in Glass,” bone-inspired art by Kyle Herr and Jay Thrash, through March. Octavia Art Gallery. 454 Julia St., (504) 309-4249; www. octaviaartgallery.com — “Everything is Connected,” oil paintings by Jeffrey Pitt, through March 29. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., Second floor, (504) 523-7945; www. rhinocrafts.com — Contemporary crafts by Sean Dixson, Cathy Cooper-Stratton, Margo Manning, Nellrea Simpson and others, ongoing. Scott Edwards Photography Gallery. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581; www.scottedwardsgallery.com — “Da Parish: A Journey Through St. Bernard Parish,” photography by Fridgeir Helgason, through April 5. “De Troit,” photographic homage to Detroit by Joseph Crachiola, through June 7. Second Story Gallery. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; www.thesecondstorygallery. com — Mixed media by Gina Laguna and Cynthia Ramirez, through April 5. Sheila Phipps Studio & Gallery. 8237 Oak St., (504) 596-6031 — Oil and acrylic portraits and abstracts, ongoing. Slidell Little Theatre. 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, (985) 641-0324; www.slidelllittletheatre.org — “Luminous,” photography by Dennis De Bautte, through March 23. St. Tammany Art Association. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyart.org — “Stitched,” art incorporating stitching by Christine Sauer and Laura Gipson, through March 29. Staple Goods. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; www. postmedium.org/staplegoods — “Redux,” mixed media exhibition by Jack Lake, through April 6. Stella Jones Gallery. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, (504) 568-9050; www.stellajonesgallery.

com — “East Meets West: Contemporary African Art,” paintings by Woesene Kosrof, watercolors by Tayo Adenaike and wood reliefs and found object art by El Anatsui, through March. UNO-St. Claude Gallery. 2429 St. Claude Ave., (504) 280-6493; www.finearts.uno. edu — “Paper Mountains” and “AUTOREPAIR: Pulsed Plasma Stimulation,” mixed media exhibitions by Valeria Corradetti and David Hassell. through April 6. Vieux Carre Gallery. 507 St. Ann St., (504) 522-2900; www. vieuxcarregallery.com — “Urban Vignettes,” paintings by Sarah Stiehl, through April 15. Whisnant Galleries. 343 Royal St., (504) 524-9766; www.whisnantgalleries. com — Ethnic, religious and antique art, sculpture, textile and porcelain, ongoing. Windsor Fine Art. 221 Royal St., (504) 586-0202; www. windsorfineart.com — Visit with the artist: Martin Eichinger, Friday through Saturday.

CALL FOR ARTISTS Creole Tomato Festival. The French Market Corporation seeks an image for the 2014 Creole Tomato Festival poster and t-shirt. The design must include at least one of the following: tomatoes, French Market arch, French Market scenery, musicians/ dancing or festival imagery. Submit images to Amy at akirk@frenchmarket.org or drop them off at 1008 N. Peters St. Deadline March 21. Fourth Annual Loving Festival. The festival seeks original artwork about race, racism and the multiracial experience. Visit charitablefilmnetwork.submittable.com for details. Deadline April 13. The Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography. A $5,000 grant is awarded to a Gulf Coast photographer who combines the artistic excellence and can commit to a long-term cultural documentary project. Visit www.neworleansphotoalliance.org for more information. Deadline April 15.

MUSEUMS Contemporary Arts Center. 900 Camp St., (504) 5283800; www.cacno.org — “30 Americans,” group exhibition of black art from the past 30 years, through June 15.

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Alex Beard Studio. 712 Royal St., (504) 309-0394; www.alexbeardstudio.com — Drawings and paintings by Alex Beard, ongoing.

Beneito’s Art. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 891-9170; www.bernardbeneito.com — Oil paintings by Beneito Bernard, ongoing.

Good Children Gallery. 4037 St. Claude Ave., (504) 616-7427; www.goodchildrengallery. com — “HEIIR,” mixed media by Dillard and Xavier University art students, through April 6.

“Down and Dirty,” paintings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing.

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Daguerrotypes to Digital and Apophenia We are now in the depths of Lent. Mardi Gras is but a memory, so smaller and quieter is better, right? In this contemplative mode, a quietly compact photo show easily overlooked amid the recent hoopla stands out. The Historic New Orleans Collection’s

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Research Center is way more than its Photographic Processes subtitle suggests, mainApophenia: Paper THRU ly because of its often tiny yet sometimes sculpture by MAR stunning examples culled from its vast Matt Shlian inventory of more than 100,000 photographs. Collins C. Diboll GalFor instance, a truly Shakespearean-looklery, Loyola University ing 1874 King of Carnival sits in slumped repose, like a medieval warrior-monarch just (504) 861-5456 back from battle, in a small albumen print www.loyno.edu/ by Pierre Petit. Similarly, a larger if no less dibollgallery striking 1875 salted paper print of a dapper Creole named St. Andre Matt, resplendent in his formal attire and stovepipe hat, Daguerreotypes to THRU conveys a quietly dramatic charisma. Even Digital: A PresentaMAR an understated, anonymous 1910 cyanotype tion of Photographic of two Decatur Street stores, Bartel’s Pet Processes Shop and Weingart’s Fireworks, is like a tiny Historic New Orleans magic window into the past replete with nonchalant shopkeepers and children in the Collection, Williams doorways. But surely the most mysterious Research Center of all is I Am Longing for Tomorrow When I 410 Chartres St. Think of Yesterday (pictured), a small, circa (504) 523-4662 1911 tinted glass lantern slide of a fancy dressed gent on a beach. Attributed to the www.hnoc.org Crescent City Film Exchange and titled after a pop song, this surreal reprise of the popular imagination of the period is just one of the obscure gems featured here. Matt Shlian’s large Apophenia exhibit at Loyola University’s Diboll Gallery also provides a quiet — if quite contemporary — mix of science and visual poetry. Seemingly melding architecture, modern art and pure geometry, Shlian’s cut paper sculptures illustrate how pattern recognition techniques link contemporary technology with the idealized pure forms envisioned by Plato in classical times, when art and science were all part of the same cosmic worldview. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

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Longue Vue House and Gardens. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — “Every Tree Tells a Story,” photography of United States trees, through April 13. “Simply Silver,” exhibition of three centuries of silver, through April. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo. 701 Chartres St., (504) 5686968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — “Images and Instruments: Medical History,” artifacts and images of 19th and 20th century medical equipment, ongoing.

Louisiana State Museum Presbytere. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. state.la.us — “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; both ongoing. Madame John’s Legacy. 632 Dumaine St., (504) 568-6968; www.crt.state.la.us — “The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. New Orleans Museum of Art. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org — “Rematch,” mixed media by

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523-4662; www.hnoc.org — “Civil War Battlefields and National Parks,” photography by A. J. Meek, through April 5.

Mel Chin, through May 25. Ogden Museum of Southern Art. 925 Camp St., (504) 5399600; www.ogdenmuseum. org — Works by Walter Inglis Anderson from the museum’s permanent collection; an exhibition of southern regionalists from the museum’s permanent collection; paintings by Will Henry Stevens; all ongoing. Williams Research Center. Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — “Daguerreotypes to Digital: A Presentation of Photographic Processes,” historical photography from 1840 to present, through March 29.

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Bentivegna’s musical fairy tale where being gay is the norm and being straight is taboo. Ticket prices vary. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Friday Night Laughs. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. nolacomedy.com — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts an openmic. 10 p.m. Friday. Give ’Em The Light OpenMic. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tuesday. Johnny Rock. C. Beever’s Bar of Music, 2507 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-9401; www.cbeevers. com — Johnny Rock hosts an open-mic comedy night. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Laugh & Sip. The Wine Bistro, 1011 Gravier St.; www. facebook.com/TheWineBistroNO — Mark Caesar and DJ Cousin Cav host the weekly showcase of local comedians. Call (504) 6066408 for details. Tickets $7. 8 p.m. Thursday. Lights Up. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St., (504) 302-8264; www. tnmcomedy.com — The theater showcases new improv troupes. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Thursday. The Megaphone Show. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St., (504) 302-8264; www.tnmcomedy.com — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which inspire improv comedy. Tickets $8. 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

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NOLA Comedy Hour Open Mic & Showcase. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; www. hiholounge.net — Andrew Polk hosts the open-mic series that features a booked showcase. Free admission. 8 p.m. sign-up, 9 p.m. show. Sunday. Sit-Down Stand-Up. Prytania Bar, 3445 Prytania St., (504) 891-5773; www. prytaniabar.com — Jonah Bascle hosts the stand-up comedy show presented by Accessible Comedy. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Monday. Sketchy Characters. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. nolacomedy.com — The Sketchy Characters perform sketch comedy. Visit www. sketchycharacters.net for details. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Think You’re Funny? Comedy Showcase. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; www. carrolltonstation.com — The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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ington, (985) 893-1671; www. playmakersinc.com — Men and women ages 20 to 40 can audition for a part in this tale of love and heartbreak. 7 p.m. Sunday-Monday. City Sound ChoBURLESQUE, CAB- Crescent rus. Delgado Community ARET & VARIETY College, Isaac Delgado Hall, 3x3 - The One Acts. Mid-City Drama Hall, third floor, (504) 616-6066; www.dcc.edu — Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., COMPLETE LISTINGS AT (504) 488-1460; www.midcity- The Crescent City Sound WWW.BESTOFNEWORLEANS.COM theatre.com — Contributing Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Megan Braden-Perry, Listings Editor to Cabaret Month at Mid-City Adelines International, holds auditions for its chorale. listingsedit@gambitweekly.com Theatre, this performance For details, visit www. 504.483.3110 features three writers and FAX: 866.473.7199 three one-acts. Tickets $10. crescentcitysound.com. 7 p.m. Monday. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Hairspray: The Musical. Beach Blanket Burlesque. Hahnville High School, 200 Tiki Tolteca, 301 N. Peters Tiger Drive, Boutte, (985) 758meeting in Paris in 1897 beSt., (504) 267-4406; www. THEATER 7537 — Auditioners should tween divas Sarah Bernhardt facebook.com/tikitolteca be 6 years and older and Bingo and Bacharach. Midand Eleanora Duse. Tickets — GoGo McGregor hosts will be provided a radio and City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse $36.50. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, a free burlesque show. an accompanist. 9 a.m. to St., (504) 488-1460; www. 9 p.m. Wednesday. 2 p.m. Sunday. 3 p.m. Saturday. midcitytheatre.com — RunBits & Jiggles. Siberia, Memphis. Saenger Theatre, ning With Scissors brings 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 1111 Canal St., (504) 287-0351; COMEDY the collaboration of board 265-8855 — The show mixes www.saengernola.com — games and 1970’s schmaltz Accessible Comedy. Buffa’s comedy and burlesque. Free The Tony-winning musical to the stage. Ticket prices Lounge, 1001 Esplanade admission. 9 p.m. Monday. is inspired by true events vary. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Ave., (504) 949-0038; www. at underground Memphis, 6 p.m. Sunday. Burlesque Ballroom. Irvin buffaslounge.com — J. Alfred Tenn. dance clubs in the Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Potter and Jonah Bascle do Die Momma Die! Cutting 1950s. Tickets $35-$110. 7:30 Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 stand-up shows on a rotatEdge Theater, 747 Robert p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 p.m. Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; ing basis. 11:55 p.m. Friday. Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; & 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. & www.sonesta.com — Trixie www.cuttingedgeproduc7:30 p.m. Sunday. Allstar Comedy Revue. Minx stars in the weekly tions.org — Angela Andrews House of Blues Voodoo burlesque show featuring Murder at Cafe Noir. Christ stars in Brian Fontenot’s Garden, 225 Decatur St., Episcopal Theatre, 80 Christ- the music of Romy Kaye production of the comedic (504) 310-4999; www.houseand the Brent Walsh Jazz wood Blvd., Covington, (504) melodrama where Greek ofblues.com — Leon Blanda tragedy and Hollywood kitsch 885-2000; www.jpas.org — The Trio. Call (504) 553-2331 for hosts the stand-up comedy meet. Tickets $20-$25. 8 p.m. audience decides what detec- details. 11:50 p.m. Friday. show with special guests tive Rick Archer does next Friday-Saturday. The Goodnight Show and a band. Free admission. in this 1940s-themed crime with John Calhoun. Cafe 8 p.m. Thursday. Equus. Marigny Opera House, drama. Tickets $30. 7:30 p.m. Istanbul, New Orleans Heal725 St. Ferdinand St., (504) Friday-Saturday. Comedy Beast. Howlin’ Wolf ing Center, 2372 St. Claude 948-9998; www.marignDen, 828 S. Peters St., (504) Narrowing My Horizons. Mid- Ave., (504) 940-1130; www. yoperahouse.org — Peter 522-9653; www.thehowlinneworleanshealingcenter. Shaffer’s psychological drama City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse wolf.com — The New Moveorg — This late night talk St., (504) 488-1460; www.midexplores child psychologist ment presents a stand-up citytheatre.com — Paul Oswell show puts a spotlight on Martin Dysart’s peculiar case comedy showcase. Free New Orleans talent and that causes him to confront his takes you to exotic climes, admission. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. culture. Admission $10. distant lands and the seedy own demons. Tickets $15 and 8 p.m. Wednesday. Comedy Catastrophe. up. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.  neighborhoods in this comedic blend of stand-up, song, Lost Love Lounge, 2529 The Victory Belles: Spirit Four Little Girls: Birmingpoetry and film. Tickets $10. of America. National World Dauphine St., (504) 944ham, 1963. Ashe Cultural Arts 8p.m. Wednesday-Thursday. War II Museum, Stage Door 0099; www.lostlovelounge. Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Halcom — Cassidy Henehan Canteen, 945 Magazine ey Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www. The Night of the Iguana. Art hosts the weekly comedy St., (504) 528-1944; www. Klub, 519 Elysian Fields Ave., ashecac.org — Playwright showcase. Free admission. stagedoorcanteen. (504) 943-6565; www.artistinc. Christina Ham and director Ed 9 p.m. Tuesday. org — The Victory Belles org — Mike Harkins and Aimee Bishop bring to life the story perform patriotic tunes Comedy Gumbeaux. Howlin’ of the bombing that took the Hayes star in Phil Karnell’s from the American canon Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters lives of four young girls at the direction of Tennessee Wiland from the songbooks of liams’ story of troubled souls St., (504) 522-9653; www. 16th Street Baptist Church in George M. Cohan and Irving attempting to save each thehowlinwolf.com — Local Birmingham, Ala. Admission Berlin. Food from Chef John other before reaching the comedians perform, and $10. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. end of their rope. Tickets $40. Besh’s American Sector is amateurs take the stage I Hate Hamlet. Playmakers provided. Brunch show $55. in the open-mic portion. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Theater, 1916 Playmak11:45 a.m. Wednesday. 2 p.m. Sunday. 8 p.m. Thursday. ers Road (off Lee Road), Xena Zeit-Geist’s Arkham Perfect Wedding. Teatro Comedy on Canal. Bob Covington, (985) 893-1671; ASS-ylum. Shadowbox Wego!, 177 Sala Ave., WestRoth’s Lounge, 5129 Canal www.playmakersinc.com — Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Blvd., (504) 486-7684; www. Director Kay Files brings this wego, (504) 885-2000; www. Ave., (504) 298-8676; www. jpas.org — Philip A. Benson bobrothslounge.com — This dramatic comedy of a young theshadowboxtheatre. directs Jacob McManus as show features Cassidy successful television actor com — Join Gotham’s favorite Henehan, Ariel Elias, Will a disheveled groom on his who receives an offer to super villains and heroes as wedding day attempting to Poznansky and Molly play Hamlet, a role he hates. The Riddler attempts to solve Ruben-Long. Free admission. erase the previous night’s Admission $15. 8 p.m. Fridaya mystery before the world’s 7:30 p.m. Saturday. mistake. Tickets $15 and up. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. greatest detective. Admission 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Comedy Sportz. La Nuit Ladies of the Camellias in $10. 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 3 p.m. Sunday. Comedy Theater, 5039 March. Rivertown Theaters Zanna, Don’t! Shadowbox Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. for the Performing Arts, 325 AUDITIONS nolacomedy.com — The Minor St., (504) 461-9475; www. Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; www.theshad- Almost, Maine. Playmakers theater hosts an all-ages rivertowntheaters.com — Diowboxtheatre.com — Joshua improv comedy show. 8 p.m. rector Gary Rucker presents Theater, 1916 Playmakers Brewer stars in Christopher Thursday, Friday. a farce about an imagined Road (off Lee Road), Cov-

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EVENTS TUESDAY 11 Crescent City Farmers Market. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. Visit www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org for details. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Figure Drawing Class. Forstall Art Supplies, 3135 Calhoun St., (504) 866-4278; www.forstallartsupply.com — Call to register for the figure drawing class. Admission $10. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It’s All About the Music BIke Ride. Congo Square, Louis Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — As part of NOLA Social Ride, bicyclists cruise around the city, stopping a few times along the way to enjoy free live music. More information is available at www.facebook.com/groups/ nolasocialride. 6 p.m. Reggae Night. The Other Place, 1224 St. Bernard Ave., (504) 943-7502 — DJ Kush Master spins reggae, there’s food from Coco Hut and there are cultural vendors. Free admission. 8 p.m. Toddler Time. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www. lcm.org — The museum hosts special Tuesday and Thursday activities for children ages 3 and under and their parents or caregivers. Admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m. Why Courts Matter: Creating a Diverse and Representative Judiciary. Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., (504) 861-3693; www.templesinaino.org — Hear members of leading institutions speak about our federal judiciary in a debate forum. Free admission. 7 p.m.

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Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — Peter Nahkid leads the men’s discussion of entrepreneurship, family, love, dreams and more. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Covington Farmers Market. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Dillard University Brain Food Lecture Series. Dillard University, Professional Schools Building, Georges Auditorium, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 283-8822; www. dillard.edu — Joyce Roche of Girls Inc. is the guest lecturer. Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow lecture. Visit www. dillard.edu/brainfood for details. 7 p.m. Fun Under the Frescoes. St. Alphonsus Church, 2025 Constance St., (504) 524-8116; www.stalphonsusneworleans.com — The Friends of St. Alphonsus host a concert and each attendee gets three free drinks. Tickets $10. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — The market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

THURSDAY 13 Art on the Rocks at W New Orleans. W Hotel New Orleans, 333 Poydras St., (504) 525-9444; www.wneworleans.com — Artists in residence showcase and sometimes demonstrate their work and there’s a DJ, drink specials and giveaways of lodging at W Hotels across the country.

Visit www.wneworleans. com/artontherocks for details. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Business Plan Writing Series. Jane O’Brien Chatelain West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 364-2660; www.jplibrary. net — Operation Hope hosts a series of free 90-minute classes about different aspects of creating business plans. The series culminates with a graduation. 7 p.m. Growing Fruit in Your Own Backyard. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib.la.us — A horticulture agent for Jefferson Parish will discuss the basics on growth of fruit trees. Free admission. 7 p.m. Managing a Crisis. Jewish Family Service, 3330 West Esplanade, Suite 600, (504) 831-8475; www.jfsneworleans.org — Assistant director of the Crisis Response Team, Karen Henson, leads the meeting to offer help to parents with adult children who suffer from mental illness or depression. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Marketplace at Armstrong Park. Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., (504) 658-3200; www.pufap.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, handmade beauty products, art, crafts and entertainment. Visit www. icdnola.org for details. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nissan Truth Tour. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www. ashecac.org — Actor Danny Glover and other local artists discuss Nissan workers’ fight for justice. There will be live performances, art, music, fashion and dance. Visit www.choosejustice.com for more information. Free admission. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. NOLA TimeBanking, DyverseCity Etsy Training. DyverseCity, 3932 Fourth St., (504) 439-4530 — Attendees can set up TimeBank accounts, learn how to run Etsy shops or get computer coaching. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous. Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, 3900 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-3431 — Group members help each other utilize the 12-step method to recover from compulsive eating. For details, contact Sarah at (504) 458-9965. 7 p.m. Sistahs Making a Change. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www. ashecac.org — Women of all

levels of expertise are invited to dance, discuss and dine together at this health-centered event. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. United Way’s 14th Annual Got Gumbo? Cook-Off. Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, Royal Sonesta, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 586-0300; www. sonesta.com/royalneworleans — Sample gumbos and desserts from a variety of New Orleans restaurants. Visit www.unitedwaysela. org/gumbo for details. Admission $30. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

FRIDAY 14 Friday Nights at NOMA. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www. noma.org — The four-part weekly event includes an art activity, live music, a film and a food demo. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friends of City Park Lark in the Park. City Park Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 483-9386; garden.neworleanscitypark.org — Proceeds benefit the restoration of City Park’s historic carousel. Tickets $100. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. New Orleans Home & Garden Show. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., (504) 587-3663; www.superdome. com — Home and garden items and techniques are displayed and demonstrated. Tickets $15. Times vary. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St. — Produce, seafood and more are available for purchase. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sacre Coeur Tour de Maisons. Academy of the Sacred Heart, Nims Fine Arts Center, 4301 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-7323 — Tour seven homes along St. Charles Avenue and Octavia Street. Proceeds benefit the Sr. Shirley Miller RSCJ Scholarship Fund. Visit www.ashrosary. org for details. Registration $25. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SATURDAY 15 Crescent City Farmers Market. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, (504) 861-5898; www. marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. Equal Marriage and Louisiana: Where Do We Go in 2014?. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org — Mary Griggs, chair of the Forum for Equality executive board, discusses the history

of the equal marriage movement. 4 p.m. Exploration MCA. Mount Carmel Academy, 7027 Milne Blvd., (504) 288-7630; www. mcacubs.org — Fourth, fifth and sixth grade girls are welcome to experience activities and are invited to lunch. A sneak peek of the spring production of The Wizard of Oz will be presented. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Family Workshop: Barrage Balloons. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org — Learn about the barrage balloon technology used during the Battle of Britain and D-Day. 11 a.m. to 3 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. Gretna Farmers Market. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, (504) 362-8661 — The weekly rain-or-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. Grow Dat Farm Stand. Grow Dat Youth Farm, 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, (504) 377-8395; www.growdatyouthfarm.org — Grow Dat Youth Farm sells its produce. 9 a.m. to noon. How to Buy a House in 2014. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib.la.us — Loan officer Stacy Williams discusses several aspects of making a concise home purchase in 2014. Free admission. 10 a.m. Kindred Spirits. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 948-9961; www.neworleanshealingcenter.org — This celebration of sacred music brings together different cultural aspects throughout the community. Music, food, arts and crafts, a fire ceremony and a Native American blessing are included in this celebration. Admission $20. Noon to 9 p.m. Living History Corps. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — Re-enactors at the World War II Museum divulge their wealth of information and stories with visitors. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


EVENT LISTINGS Meet Marie Laveau. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, French Quarter Visitor Center, 419 Decatur St., (504) 589-2636; www.nps.gov/jela — Actress and historian Barbara Ann Trevigne brings New Orleans’ Voodoo queen to life. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nuclear Cowboyz. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; www.neworleansarena.com — Freestyle motocrossers perform stunts. Tickets between $15 and $75. 7:30 p.m. OCH Recycled Art Market. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www. zeitgeistinc.net — There’s live music, entertainment and art and home furnishings crafted from reclaimed materials. Visit www.ochartmarket.com for details, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ranger-Guided Canoe Trek. Jean Lafitte National Park, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 589-3882; www.nps.gov/jela — Experienced canoeists can view the historic waterways of the Barataria Preserve. Visit www.nps.gov/jela for more information. Free admission. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Rivertown Farmers Market. Rivertown, 400 block of Williams Boulevard., Kenner, (504) 468-7231; www.kenner.la.us — The twice-monthly market features local fruit, vegetables and dairy, homemade jams and jellies, cooking demonstrations and more. 8 a.m. to noon. St. Bernard Seafood & Farmers Market. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi, (504) 355-4442; www.visitstbernard.com — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SUNDAY 16 Swing Dance Lesson With Amy & Chance. d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-3731; www.dbabars.com/dbano — The bar and music venue offers free swing dance lessons. 4:30 p.m.

MONDAY 17 Pat O’Brien’s St. Patrick’s Day. Pat O’Brien’s, 718 St. Peter St., (504) 525-4823; www. patobriens.com — There’s Irish food and drink specials and live music from Groovy 7. 4 p.m. Tai Chi/Chi Kung. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org — Terry Rappold presents the class in the museum’s art galleries. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center members, $5 general admission. 6 p.m.

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Yoga. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org — The museum holds yoga classes. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson Wellness Center members, $5 general admission. 8 a.m.

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makers for details. Deadline March 16.

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Pelicans. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; www. neworleansarena.com — The New Orleans Pelicans play the Memphis Grizzlies at 7 p.m. Wednesday and the Portland Trail Blazers at 7 p.m. Friday.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, (504) 833-4024; www.cancer. org — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient service programs. Call for information. Bayou Rebirth Wetlands Education. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www. bayourebirth.org for details.

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CASA New Orleans. The organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. The time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at (504) 522-1962 ext. 213 or email info@casaneworleans. org for details. Dress for Success New Orleans. The professional women’s shop seeks volunteers to assist clients with shopping, manage inventory and share expertise. Call (504) 891-4337 or email neworleans@dressforsuccess. org to register. Each One Save One. Greater New Orleans’ largest oneon-one mentoring program seeks volunteer mentors. Visit www.eachonesaveone. org for details. Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run seeks running buddies, assistant coaches, committee members and race day volunteers. Email info@ gotrnola.org to register. Visit www.gotrnola.org for details about the program. Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center.

The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call (504) 717-4257 or email mmorgan@gnofairhousing.org for information. Green Light New Orleans. The group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Call (504) 324-2429 or email green@greenlightneworleans.org to apply. Visit www. greenlightneworleans.org for details.

lake.org — Attendees train to be volunteer tour guides for the New Canal Lighthouse Museum. Volunteers commit to working two to three 3-hour shifts monthly. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. NOLA Wise. The program by Global Green in partnership with the City of New Orleans and the Department of Energy that helps homeowners make their homes more energy efficient seeks volunteers. All volunteers must attend a 30-minute orientation. Email mrowand@ globalgreen.org for details. Operation REACH Volunteers. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit www. thegyac.org and www. operationreach.org.

HandsOn New Orleans. The volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up for service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call (504) 304-2275, email volunteer@handsonneworleans.org or visit www. Senior Companion Volunhandsonneworleans.org teers. New Orleans Council for details. on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., (504) Hospice Volunteers. 821-4121; www.nocoa.org — Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice other daily tasks to help seeks volunteers to offer seniors live independently. companionship to patients through reading, playing Start the Adventure in Readcards and other activities. ing. The STAIR program holds Call Carla Fisher at (504) 832- regular volunteer training 8111 for details. sessions to work one-on-one with public school students Lakeview Civic Improveon reading and language ment Association. The skills. Call (504) 899-0820, association’s green space email elizabeth@stairnola. committee needs volunorg or visit www.stairnola. teers for the adopt-a-block org for details. program to pick up trash or trim trees. Sign up with Russ Sync Up. The New Orleans Barranco at (504) 482-9598 Jazz & Heritage Foundaor rpbarranco@cox.net. tion seeks volunteers to staff Sync Up, Jazz Fest’s Louisiana SPCA Volunteers. entertainment industry The Louisiana SPCA seeks conference. Email kia@ volunteers to work with jazzandheritage.org with the the animals and help with subject “Sync Up Volunteer special events, education Opportunities” for guidelines and more. Volunteers must and an application. Deadline be at least 12 years old and March 3. complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with Teen Suicide Prevention. animals. Visit www.la-spca. The Teen Suicide Prevention org/volunteer to sign up. Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and lowernine.org Volunteers. upper-school New Orleans Lowernine.org seeks students. Call (504) 831-8475 volunteers to help renovate for details. homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit www.lowernine. org or email lauren@lowerWORDS nine.org for details. Ann Benoit. East Bank Meal Delivery Volunteers. Regional Library, 4747 W. Jefferson Council on Aging Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) seeks volunteers to deliver 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib. meals to homebound adults. la.us — The author hosts a Gas/mileage expenses will launch party for New Orlebe reimbursed. Call Gail at ans’ Best Ethnic Restaurants. (504) 888-5880 for details. 7 p.m. Tuesday, New Canal Lighthouse Barnes & Noble Jr. Barnes Docents. New Canal Light& Noble Booksellers, 3721 house, 8001 Lakeshore Dr., Veterans Memorial Blvd., (504) 282-2134; www.saveour- Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The

Patricia Brady. East Bank bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Regional Library, 4747 W. Call for schedule information. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib. C.S. Harris. Garden District la.us — The author discusses Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266 — Dinner at Antoine’s. 7 p.m. The author signs Why Kings Wednesday. Confess. 1 p.m. Saturday, Poets of Color. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Deborah Burst. Hubbell Esplanade Ave., (504) Library, 725 Pelican Ave., (504) 947-2121; www.stannanola. 322-7479; www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org — The author org — Poets participate in a writing circle. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. discusses and signs HalWednesday. lowed Halls of Greater New Orleans: Historic Churches, Shane Finkelstein, M. HarpCathedrals and Sanctuaries. er, and Patty Friedmann. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Friends of the New Orleans Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www. Public Library Book Sale. Latter Library Carriage jefferson.lib.la.us — Authors House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., discuss and sign their latest (504) 596-2625; www.nutrias. works. 7 p.m. Thursday. org — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, Story Time with Miss Maureen. Maple Street Book DVDs, books on tape, LPs Shop, 7529 Maple St., (504) and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 866-4916; www.maplestreetSaturday. bookshop.com — The bookJan-Philipp Sendker. Octavia store hosts a children’s book Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) reading. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. 899-7323 — The author Susan Larson and Rebecca discusses A Well-Tempered Snedeker. Loyola UniverHeart. 6 p.m. Saturday. sity, Thomas Hall, 6363 St. Kellie Martin. Garden District Charles Ave., (504) 865-3240; Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 www.loyno.edu — Larson disPrytania St., (504) 895-2266 — cusses The Reading Life and The author signs Madam: A Snedeker discusses UnfathNovel. 6 p.m. Thursday. omable City: A New Orleans Kim Harrison. Garden Atlas. 6 p.m. Thursday, District Book Shop, The Rink, Tao Poetry. Neutral Ground 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266 — The author discusses Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel and signs The Undead Pool. St., (504) 891-3381; www.neutralground.org — The coffee6 p.m. Tuesday. house hosts a weekly poetry Local Writers’ Group. Barnes reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. & Noble Booksellers, 3721 The Well: A Women’s Poetry Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The Circle. St. Anna’s Episcopal weekly group discusses and Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; www.stancritiques fellow members’ nanola.org — The group for writing. Google “Realms of Fiction” for more information. writers of all levels meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. 2 p.m. Monday. Call (504) 6555489 or email fleurdeholly@ Michael Murphy, Jeremy Labadie, Argyle Wolf-Knapp. gmail.com for details. Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; CALL FOR www.maplestreetbookshop. WRITERS com — Authors read and disNew Orleans Loving Festival cuss Eat Dat New Orleans: Youth Essay Contest. Middle A Guide to the Unique Food Culture of New Orleans and and high school students New Orleans Beer: A History under 18 in New Orleans can submit essays for the Fourth of Big Easy Brewing. 6 p.m. Annual New Orleans Loving Wednesday. Festival. For details, visit Ned Sublette. Metairie Park www.charitablefilmnetwork. Country Day School, 300 Park submittable.com. Deadline Road, (504) 837-5204; www. March 31. mpcds.com — The author previews material from The William Faulkner - William Mother of Slavery, The Ameri- Wisdom Creative Writing can Slave Coast: A History of Competition. Creative the Slave-Breeding Industry. writers are invited to enter 7 p.m. Wednesday. their novels, novellas, booklength narrative non-fiction, Open Mic. Drum Sands novels-in-progress, short Publishing and Books, 7301 stories (inlcuding ones writDownman Road, (504) 247ten by high school students) 6519; www.drumsandspublishing.com — The bookstore and essays. Visit www. wordsandmusic.org/compeand publishing house hosts an open mic for writers of all tition for details and to enter. genres. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Deadline April 14.


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24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON

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NOTICE

NO.: 717703 DIV. D

WHEREAS, WILSON GRAYMAN, the duly appointed Administrator of the Succession of Mary Jarvis Grayman, (hereinafter referred to as the “Succession”) has made an application to this Honorable Court for a judgment of authority to buy the following described property, to wit:

NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Testamentary Executrix of the above Estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described to-wit: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining, situated in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON, State of Louisiana, in SQUARE NO. 153 of SHREWSBURY, bounded by SHREWSBURY ROAD (Severn Ave..), ARLINGTON STREET, HULLEN STREET and SUNDORN STREET, designated as LOT NO. B-1 on a survey made by Gilbert, Kelly & Couturie, Inc., SUR., dated September 10, 1984, a copy of which is annexed hereto, and according thereto, said LOT commences at a distance of 60 feet from the corner of SHREWSBURY ROAD and ARLINGTON STREET, measures thence 46.52 feet front on SHREWSBURY ROAD, same width in the rear, by a depth of 110 feet between equal and parallel lines. All in accordance with a survey by MandleEdwards Surveying, Inc., dated July 22, 2004, a copy of which is annexed hereto and made a part hereof. Improvements thereon bear the Municipal Nos. 411 SHREWSBYRY ROAD, JEFFERSON, LOUISIANA.

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SUCCESSION OF MARY JARVIS GRAYMAN

STATE OF LOUISIANA

SUCCESSION OF PETER O’GRADY

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24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON

Being the same property acquired by Father Peter O’Grady from Angelo J. Najiola, III, in act Act of Cash Sale of Property, dated July 30, 2004, before James T. Flanagan, N.P., and recorded with the Clerck of Court for the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in COB 3128, folio 908, under Entry No. 10446740. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: $78,000.00, all cash, as is. NOTICE is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs, legatees and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make opposition which they may have or many have to such application at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, February 26, 2014 Attorney: Robert M. Braiwick, Jr. Address: 4930 Rye St. Metairie, LA 70006 Telephone: (504) 342-4288 Gambit: 3/11/14 & 4/1/14 ANYONE KNOWING the whereabouts of KATHRYN EARLEAN DICKERSON WHITE, whose last known address was 5211 Rio Drive, Baytown, TX 77521, please contact Atty. Jauna Crear, 4747 Earhart Blvd, Ste I, NOLA 70125, 504365-1545.

AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF (1/2) INTEREST IN AND TO THAT CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereto and all of the servitudes, rights, ways, privileges, advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the State of Louisiana, Parish of Jefferson, in Township 14 South, Ranges 23 and 24 East, southeastern land district of Louisiana, west of the Mississippi River, and designated as Parcel P-2-A-1, all as per plan thereof made by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., C.E. & S., dated May 15, 1973, revised September 26, 1973, revised April 11, 1974, revised May 5, 1975 and December 29, 1975 and approved by the Jefferson Parish Council under Ordinance No. 12331, recorded in COB 858, folio 638, and which said portion of ground was subdivided into WOODMERE SUBDIVISION, SECTION 4, all as per plan of resubdivision thereof made by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc. C.E. & S., dated December 16, 1975, approved by the Jefferson Parish Council under Ordinance No. 12331, recorded in COB 858, folio 638, same being designated as follows: Lot 1108, Square EE, which square is bounded by Patricia Lane (side), Deerlick Lane (side), Post Drive and Alex Kornman Boulevard, and according to the above, said lot commences at a distance of 185 feet from the corner of Post Drive and Alex Kornman Boulevard, and measures thence 60 feet front on Alex Kornman Boulevard; same in width in the rear, and by a depth of 100 feet between equal and parallel lines; all as noted on print of survey made by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., C.E. & S., dated October 1, 1976, resurveyed November 22, 1976, to show improvements. Improvements thereon bear the Municipal Number 2212 Alex Kornman Boulevard, Harvey Louisiana 70058. Being the same property acquired by Wilson M. Grayman and Mary Jarvis Grayman from Stephen Peter Katicich and Linda Durand Katicich by Act of Sale passed before H. Edward Ellzey, N.P., dated March 27, 1996 and recorded in COB 2935, folio 502, on April 2, 1996, in Parish of Jefferson, Louisiana. Wilson Grayman, the duly appointed Administrator of the Succession, has agreed to purchase the Succession’s entire, undivided interest in said property, at private sale on the terms of $30,000.00 cash. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an order granting such authority may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of final publication and that an opposition may be filed at any time prior to the issuance of such order. By Order of the Court, Edna Goldsby, Deputy Clerk of Court for Jon Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court Attorney: G. Patrick Hand, Jr.

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24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 735756 DIV. N SUCCESSION OF BETTY FULTON DALE AND LEONARD LAZARD DALE NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE WHEREAS, interested party of the above succession has made application to the Court for the private sale of the immovable property herein described, to wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION THAT CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the TOWN of KENNER, PARISH of JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA, in that part thereof known as HIGHWAY PARK SUBDIVISION, in SQUARE 381, thereof, bounded by Kansas Avenue, Kentucky Avenue, Seventh Street and Peggy Avenue (formerly Seventh Street) in accordance with survey by Stephen M. Runnebaum, RPLS, dated January 13, 2005, said portion of ground is designated and measures as follows: Lot 32A measures 50 feet front on Kentucky Avenue, same in width in the rear, by a depth of 127.5 feet between equal and parallel lines. Lot 32A commences at a distance of 150 feet from the corner of Kentucky Avenue and 25th Street (formerly 7th Street). The improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 2513 KENTUCKY AVENUE, KENNER, LOUISIANA 70062. Property to be sold subject to all title and zoning restrictions on record, or by laws or ordinances for the sum of $145, 000.00 (one hundred forty five thousand dollars) on the terms of cash, and subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement to purchase/sell. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the Decedent herein, and of this estate that they be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. Attorney: Freeman Matthews Address: 110 Veterans Blvd., #525 New Orleans, LA 70005 Gambit: 3/11/14 & 4/1/14 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Troy Smith, the son of James C. Brooks, contact Atty. Bonita Watson, 504.799.2265. ANYONE KNOWING the whereabouts of VALERIE LAGARDE, whose last known address was 3411 Lancaster St, New Orleans, LA 70131, please contact Atty. Jauna Crear, 4747 Earhart Blvd, Ste I, NOLA 70125, 504-365-1545. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Victor J. Duvernay, Jr., contact Attorney Valerie Fontaine, 985-893-3333 - Property Rights Involved.

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS

NO.: 2013-10463 DIV. C-10

NO.: 2012-10266 DIV. J

SUCCESSION OF REGINALD J. LAWRENCE

SUCCESSION OF WALTER PAYTON, JR.

NO.: 90-20473 DIV. L DOCKET NO. 1

NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE

NOTICE TO SELL MOVABLE OR IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE

STATE OF LOUISIANA

Whereas the Administratrix of the above Estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: Lot M, Square No. 1067, Third Municipal District of the City of New Orleans, Parish of Orleans, bearing municipal no. 2621 N. Galvez Street UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: All cash to seller in accordance with the Agreement attached as Exhibit “A” to the Petition for Authority to Sell Immovable Property filed in the record of these proceedings. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, Dale Atkins, Clerk Attorney: Alan P. Dussouy Address: 99 W. Esplanade Ave. Suite 106 Kenner, LA 70065 Telephone: (504) 496-9600 Gambit: 3/11/14

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The Administratrix of the above estate has made application to the court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property described, as follows: A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, in the SIXTH DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, in SQUARE 183 Avart, bounded by Dufossat, Laurel, Bellecastle and Constance Streets, all as per plat of survey by James H. Couturie’ (Gilbert, Kelly & Couturie’, Inc.), dated March 30, 1995, annexed to an act registered as C.I.N. 102855 (N.A. No. 95-14821), Conveyance records of Orleans Parish, Louisiana. And according to said plat, said lot is designated as LOT A-3 and is located and measures as follows: Said Lot A-3 commences 86 feet 8 inches from the corner of Dufossat and Laurel Streets and measures thence 28 feet 4 inches front on Dufossat Street; a width in the rear of 22 feet 8 inches 4 lines; by a first depth on its sideline nearer to Laurel Street (extending from Dufossat Street) of 17 feet 6 inches, thence narrowing toward Constance Street a distance of 5 feet 7 inches 4 lines, thence a second depth on the sideline nearer Laurel Street of 42 feet 10 inches; and a depth on the opposite sideline (sideline nearer Constance Street) of 60 feet 4 inches. Improvements thereon bear Municipal No. 714 Dufossat Street, New Orleans. on the following terms and conditions, to-wit: under the terms and conditions provided in the agreement to purchase filed in these proceedings. Notice is now given to all parties to whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of decedent, and of this estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating that application and that such order or judgment be issued after the expiration of seven days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. Attorney: Scott T. Winstead (#27690) Address: 650 Poydras Street, Suite 2715 New Orleans, LA 70130-6111 Telephone: (504) 598-2715 Gambit: 2/18/14 & 3/11/14

STATE OF LOUISIANA

SUCCESSION OF FRANK BENEDICT ALACK NOTICE WHEREAS, the Co-Executors of the above Succession have made application to this Court for the private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: Lots 1-4, Square 8, Robert Park Subdivision, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana and measuring approximately 400 feet front on Gause Blvd. x 146 feet on Frederick, containing in all 58,400 square feet, more or less, together with all of the buildings and improvements located thereon. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: For the price and according to the terms and conditions contained in the Rule to Show Cause and Petition for Authority to Sell Immovable Property at Private Sale, a copy of which is on file with the Clerk of Court. Notice is hereby given to all parties to whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the Decedent herein, and of this Estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the Order or Judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such Order or Judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. Attorney: Laura Walker Plunkett, Bar No. 27316 Of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, L.L.C. Address: 546 Carondelet St. New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 581-3200 Gambit: 2/18/14 & 3/11/14 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of a lost mail note payable to Anthony Smith Financial dated July 1, 2013 in the amount of $1,462.62 and signed by a G. Givens; please contact Jules Fontana, Attorney @ 504-581-9545. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Juliet Shalima Ali please contact J. Benjamin Avin Atty, 2216 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Myrna Nixon Bright, Dominique Bright Wheeler, and Glen A. Woods, or any heirs or surviving spouse(s), please contact Attorney Wilson C. Boveland at (504) 943-3677. PAGE 77


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CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO.: 2005-1463

DIV. E

IN RE: INSURANCE SECURITIES COMPANY, INC. and UNION TITLE GUARANTEE COMPANY, INC. NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY BY PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Liquidators of Insurance Securities Company and Union Title Guarantee Company, Inc. have petitioned this Court for authority to sell a 60% undivided interest in approximately 2,429 acres located in the Bohemia Spillway at private sale for $177,620.63. The land proposed to be sold is more particularly described as follows: All of that property or portion of land, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Plaquemines and more particularly described as follows, to-wit:

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS

STATE OF LOUISIANA

STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO.: 2013-11532 DIV. A

NO.: 10-4795 DIV. K-5 DOCKET NO. 1

SUCCESSION OF ISAIAH JACKSON, SR. AND AUDREY LIGGANS JACKSON NOTICE OF FILING OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION NOTICE IS GIVEN that DEIDRA EVANS, provisional administrator in the above numbered and captioned matter, has filed a petition for authority to pay estate debts of the succession in accordance with a tableau of distribution filed in these proceedings. The petition can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any opposition to the petition must be filed prior to its homologation. By Order of the Court,

NOW WHEREFORE, notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent and this Estate, that oppositions to the First and Final Tableau of Distribution must be filed prior to the entry of the Court’s judgment homologating the same. The Administrator may request the court to homologate the First and Final Tableau of Distribution after the expiration of seven (7) days following the publication of this Notice.

Dale N. Atkins, Clerk of Court

DALE ATKINS, Clerk of Court

Attorney: Brad P. Scott Address: 3850 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. 1130 Telephone: (504) 264-1057

Attorney: John D. Wogan Address: One Shell Square 701 Poydras St., Ste. 5000 New Orleans, LA 70139 Telephone: (504) 299-6103 Gambit: 3/11/14

Gambit: 3/11/14

FIRST CITY COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 2008-53369 JUDICIAL ADVERTISEMENT SALE BY CONSTABLE THAT PORTION OF GROUND, BEARING MUNICIPAL NO. 2817 Spain Street, this city, in the matter entitled NEW ORLEANS DEMOLITION SERVICES, LLC vs DANIELLE COSEY

Any party in interest who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition in this proceeding, with copy to Brad Driscoll, 147 Keating Drive, Belle Chasse, Louisiana, within fourteen (14) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears.

By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias to me directed by the Honorable The First City Court for the City of New Orleans, in the above entitled cause, I will proceed to sell by public auction, on the ground floor of the Civil District Court Building, 421 Loyola Avenue, in the First District of the City on March 18, 2014, at 12:00 o’clock noon, the following described property to wit:

Attorney: Francis J. Lobrano, L.L.C. Address: 147 Keating Dr. Post Office Box 208 Belle Chasse, LA 70037 Telephone: (504) 433-3100

Municipal No. 2817 Spain Street, Lot F-4, Square No. 1709, Third District, City of New Orleans Acquired 12/10/1999, CIN 189969, previous acq. CIN 171850

Gambit: 3/4/14 & 3/11/14

WRIT AMOUNT: $3,055.00 Seized in the above suit,

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 736-007 DIV. L IN THE INTEREST OF: EVAN JACOB FOGG PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF APPLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN that Robert Hannan has filed an application in the above-entitled matter to be appointed Tutor of the minor, Evan Jacob Fogg, and that the applicant may be appointed Tutor after the expiration of ten (10) days from date of publication. An opposition to this application may be filed prior to the appointment. Attorney: Olden C. Toups, Jr. Address: 238 Huey P. Long Ave. P.O. Box 484 Gretna, LA 70054 Telephone: (504) 368-7888 Gambit: 3/11/14

ANCILLARY SUCCESSION OF GREGORY MARTIN PARKER, SR. NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Administrator of the Ancilliary Succession of Gregory Martin Parker, Sr., has filed her First and Final Tableau of Distribution in the above proceeding.

TERMS-CASH. The purchaser at the moment of adjudication to make a deposit of ten percent of the purchase price, and the balance within thirty days thereafter. Note: All deposits must be Cash, Cashier’s Check, Certified Check or Money Order; No Personal Checks. Attorney: Mark Landry Address: 212 Veterans Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70053 Telephone: (504) 837-9040 Lambert C. Boissiere, Jr., Constable, Parish of Orleans Gambit: 2/11/14 & 3/11/14 & The Louisiana Weekly: 2/10/14 & 3/10/14 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Theresa Burtchaell please contact J. Benjamin Avin Atty, 2216 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500.

IN THE DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF MECKLENBURG

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA NO.: 14-JT-52 IN RE: BABY GIRL KYLE TO: THE UNKNOWN FATHER (“BRANDON”) OF BABY GIRL KYLE A FEMALE CHILD BORN ON JANUARY 6, 2014 IN CHARLOTTE, MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA TO MALLORY JANE KYLE. TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above entitled proceeding. The nature of the relief being sought is termination of parental rights. The father’s name is Brandon. He is Caucasian, 5’7” tall, brown hair and brown eyes. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than forty (40) days from the first date of publication (March , 2014) and upon your failure to do so the parties seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought, which will terminate any parental rights you may have. If you are indigent, or if counsel has been previously appointed, you may be entitled to appointed counsel. The purpose of the hearing is Termination of Parental Rights and you may attend the Termination hearing. Notice of the date, time, and place of any hearing will be mailed to you by the Petitioner upon filing of the Answer or thirty (30) days from the date of service if no Answer is filed. This the 27th day of February, 2014. Attorney: W. David Thurman Thurman, Wilson, Boutwell & Galvin, P. A. N.C. Bar No. 11117 Address: 301 S. McDowell St. Charlotte, North Carolina 28204 Telephone: (704) 377-4164 Gambit: 3/11/14, 3/18/14 & 3/25/14 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of a certain Promissory Note payable to COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., executed by Belinda Henderson, and dated December 26, 2006, in the principal sum of $148,000.00, bearing interest at the rate of 6.500% percent from dated until paid, and providing reasonable attorney fees, and all charges associated with the collection of same. Please contact Herschel C. Adcock, Jr., Attorney at Law, at P.O. Box 87379, Baton Rouge, LA 70879-8379, (225) 756-0373.

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1. Fifteen by forty acres between Nevers Estate and State lands, being Rivers Lots Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 5 in Township 19 South, Range 16 East, containing 638.76 acres; 2. South half of Section 34 and Southwest quarter of Section 35 in Township 18 South, Range 16 East, containing 360 acres; 3. East half and Northwest quarter of Section 2 and all of fractional Section 3, in Township 19 South, Range 16 East, containing 880 acres; 4. North half of Southeast quarter Section 35, containing 115 acres; North half of fractional Section 34, containing 165 acres, all in Township 18 South, Range 16 East; and Southwest quarter of Section 2, containing 149.85 acres, in Township 19 South, Range 16 East; and 5. Fractional Section 10 in Township 19 South, Range 16 East, containing 168.23 acres.

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