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STAFF Publisher | MARGO DUBOS Associate Publisher | JEANNE EXNICIOS FOSTER Administrative Director | MARK KARCHER

April 15, 2014

EDITORIAL Editor | KEVIN ALLMAN Managing Editor | KANDACE POWER GRAVES Political Editor | CLANCY DUBOS Arts & Entertainment Editor | WILL COVIELLO Special Sections Editor | MISSY WILKINSON Staff Writer | ALEX WOODWARD Editorial Assistant | MEGAN BRADEN-PERRY Feature Writer | JEANIE RIESS Contributing Writers

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EAT + DRINK Review ......................................................................25 Arabella Casa di Pasta at The Tasting Room Fork + Center ...........................................................26 All the news that’s fit to eat 3-Course Interview ............................................. 27 Ian Julian, bar director Drinks ........................................................................28 Beer Buzz and Wine of the Week Last Bites .................................................................29 5 in Five, Plate Dates and Off the Menu

JEREMY ALFORD, SARAH BAIRD, D. ERIC BOOKHARDT, RED COTTON, ALEJANDRO DE LOS RIOS, KEN KORMAN, BRENDA MAITLAND, NORA MCGUNNIGLE, NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS Contributing Photographer | CHERYL GERBER

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DOING THE BUS STOP There’s not much commuter infrastructure at the Canal Street bus transit hub. One group hopes to change that. BY JEANIE RIESS | PAGE 7

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ON THE COVER Eating Odd ................................................................ 17 From laundromats to pharmacies, looking for food in all the unexpected places in New Orleans

7 IN SEVEN Seven Things to Do This Week........................... 5 Aziz Ansari, Rick Ross, Chita Rivera and more

NEWS + VIEWS Week-A-Pedia ............................................................7 What’s trending online — and in Y@ Speak Scuttlebutt...............................................................10 From their lips to your ears C’est What? ..............................................................10 Gambit’s Web poll

Bouquets & Brickbats ..........................................11 This week’s heroes and zeroes Commentary............................................................12 Payday lending: out of control Jeremy Alford ..........................................................13 State pols and the voter turnout game Blake Pontchartrain.............................................14 When can we eat Hubig’s again? Clancy DuBos...........................................................15 Sex, truth and videotape

STYLE + SHOPPING CUE .................................................................. PULLOUT Bohemian chic for spring, outdoor living rooms, festival-ready feet and more What’s In Store ......................................................23 Bombay Club

A&E News .................................................................35 Richard Campanella’s Bourbon Street: A History Music ......................................................................... 37 PREVIEW: Deleted Scenes Film..............................................................................41 REVIEW: Under the Skin Art ...............................................................................43 REVIEW: I Search in Snow Stage.......................................................................... 47 REVIEW: The Normal Heart Events ........................................................................51 Crossword + Sudoku ...........................................62

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Thu. April 17 | Glen David Andrews kicks off the Jazz in the Park series. The Thursday events feature food vendors, a craft market and a kids’ stage. 5th Ward Weebie and the L.B. Landry-O.P. Walker College and Career Prepatory High School band also perform. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Louis Armstrong Park.

Chita Rivera

Sat. April 19 | Chita Rivera’s legendary Broadway career spans the original role of Anita in West Side Story, the title role in Kiss of the Spider Woman and most recently in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She’s joined by Seth Rudetsky for music and an interview. At 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre.

Happy Talk Band

Sat. April 19 | Since the well-received 2010 release Starve a Fever, local appearances by Luke Allen’s Happy Talk Band have become rarer and rarer. Its only schedule performance this spring is at 10 p.m. at Chickie Wah Wah. Sun. April 20 | Rapper Rick Ross appeared firmly positioned atop the rap world in March when his sixth studio album, Mastermind, featuring Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and a host of other guests, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Meek Mill opens at 8 p.m. at the UNO Lakefront Arena.

Aziz Ansari

APR Stanton Moore Trio album release | Drummer and Galactic cofounder Stanton Moore has delved back into jazz with pianist David Torkanowsky and bassist Jim Singleton. The trio releases its debut Conversations at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor.

Mon. April 21 | The star of NBC’s Parks and Recreation released the comedy special Buried Alive on Netflix in fall 2013. In it, he dwells on the subject of his forthcoming book technologyassisted dating. He brings his Modern Romance tour to The Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m.

Big Easy Music Awards

Mon. April 21 | The Big Easys recognize top male and female performers, best album and bands in more than 20 categories. The gala also features performances by Big Freedia, Brass-AHolics, Sweet Crude, Maggie Koerner and others. Call 504-483-3129 for tickets. At 7 p.m. at Harrah’s New Orleans.

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WEEK-A-PEDIA What’s Trending Online

blogofneworleans.com New Orleans artist George Dureau dead at 82

BY KEVIN ALLMAN & WILL COVIELLO

>> Gambit art critic D. Eric Bookhardt compared Dureau’s work to that of Charles Baudelaire and Walt Whitman.

Doing the bus stop

Paul McCartney coming to New Orleans June 19 BY ALEX WOODWARD

>> Macca headlines the Smoothie King Center in his 2014 tour.

Washington Post’s list of scandalous Louisiana politicians forgets about David Duke BY KEVIN ALLMAN

>> Manny “Chevrolet” Bruno and Hippo Katz made the WaPo list of scandalous Louisiana pols. David Duke did not.

A local group plans to highlight New Orleans’ lack of infrastructure at the city’s transfer hub on Canal Street.

New Orleans Saints 2014 preseason games announced BY JEFF PIZZO

>> Saints will battle the Rams, Titans, Colts and Ravens, with two games at home.

By Jeanie Riess

“It’s a critical but underserved point in our With little space to sit or regional transit system,” get out of the elements, she said. “Whether you’re New Orleans bus riders mill around on Tulane Avenue. starting your trip in During rush hour near the New Orleans East or on Canal Street public transit the Westbank or out in hub, hundreds of riders Metairie or in a Lakefront often wait for buses. neighborhood, chances P H OTO BY J E A N I E R I ES S are that your bus brings you to this point in the CBD.” But, she added, the hub lacks basic amenities. “We believe that this ad hoc arrangement is not only not fair to the transit-depending riders,” she said, “but that it’s also unappealing to visitors in the area and creates a challenging environment to business and property owners.” Ride New Orleans will post facts from the study on chairs and around the bus stops on April 15. The study shows that riders confront a long wait at the CBD bus stops. Out of the more than 200 riders surveyed, about 46 percent say they wait, on average, between 10 and 30 minutes at the CBD transit hub. Almost a third of riders surveyed say they wait between 30 minutes and an hour with little protection from the elements, whether it’s New Orleans’ driving rain or summer heat. Ride New Orleans is working with a host of partners, including Stand with Dignity and the amalgamated transit union, which includes bus drivers, to organize the day of action. The groups have reached out to numerous city officials, including members of the New Orleans City Council, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the Downtown Development District. PAGE 9

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ast Tuesday, Terry Lemieux got to the bus stop at Elk Place and Tulane Avenue a few hours earlier than usual to dodge the rain. He usually catches the bus around 6 p.m., but the day’s downpour, which included hail, edged him out early during a momentary lull in the ongoing bad weather. “Is there a place to stand if it’s raining?” I ask him. He points to a kind of netted overhang behind the bus stop’s single bench and says, “No. That’s it … They should have more. You get soaking wet right here.” The network of bus stops that spreads from Elk Place to Canal Street and down to Lasalle Street is the heaviest trafficked public transit hub in the greater New Orleans metro area. It serves more than 20 regional bus routes and between 5,000 and 7,000 passengers every day, according to numbers provided by Ride New Orleans. The significance of the hub, combined with the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA)’s growing ridership, has highlighted the lack of amenities like seating and shelter for the people who wait for the bus. That’s why Ride New Orleans, a local advocacy group for transit rider equity, will host a day of action April 15 to call attention to the lack of seating, protection from the elements and appropriate signage at the stops. Ride New Orleans plans to set up 200 temporary folding chairs at the CBD transit hub during rush hour on Tuesday. It also plans to release a report the organization has put together based on interviews with more than 200 transit riders called “Smart Transit for a Strong Economy: Why New Orleans Should Invest in a CBD Transit Hub.” Rachel Heiligman, executive director of Ride New Orleans, points out that no matter where riders come from or go, they likely will transfer at what her organization has dubbed the CBD transit hub.

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The purpose of the day of action is not just to throw down some temporary chairs for people to use as they wait for the bus Tuesday. “It’s our hope that we can see some improvements made, provide additional seating, better signage and protection from the elements at the transit hub’s bus stops,” Heiligman said. “But we also hope that the action and the report really serve as a starting point for a coordinated dialogue between transit riders, community members, businesses and public officials that’s focused on really long-term solutions for improving this critical point in our transit system.” Heiligman said she hopes the city recognizes the economic development opportunity afforded by the number of people passing through this one particular area of downtown. “In the report we detail a few different case studies of cities that have invested in their transportation hubs in their downtowns,” she says. “The examples that we give are in Detroit, Mich., Lafayette, La. and in Little Rock, Ark. They took three very different approaches, but it could be sort of creating a consolidated facility, off-street. Creating air-conditioned spaces, places to learn more about the transit system so you can plan your trip. It could be co-located with shops and retail opportunities. It could take a variety of different shapes and forms.”

— Ride New Orleans will host its “day of action” Tuesday, April 15 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the bus stops along Elk Place between Tulane Avenue and Canal Street.

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Those are all improvements that Rachel Guillory, who’s used the RTA every day for four years to get to and from work, fully supports. “There are a couple of problems, “ she said. “In terms of the biggest problem, it’s just the lack of infrastructure I think.” Guillory rides the bus from Mid-City to the CBD and back. “It’s not the nicest place to spend your afternoon,” she said. Guillory waits up to 30 minutes for the bus, though she’s been able to pare her wait time with a smartphone app that tells her when the next bus is coming. “I leave the office when I know something is coming,” she explains. But wanting to pare down the wait time is one reason Guillory thinks the RTA and the city should think about the CBD transit hub in broader terms. “That transit hub area really is the central community of all transit riders,” Guillory said. “Whether they’re bus or streetcar riders. They should think about how to really rework that whole area so that it’s a welcoming, safe place to be. Nobody loves spending their time there. You stand there and you’re like, ‘Come on, bus, get me home, get me out of here.’” Stefan Marks, the director of planning and scheduling for Veolia Transdev in service to the RTA, says the RTA is aware of the issues at the CBD transit hub and is looking at potential solutions. Ridership has increased by 20 percent since 2011, making the RTA one of the

fastest-growing transit systems in the country. Marks sees the challenges at the CBD transit hub as an opportunity to “do things better. “It’s important to note,” Marks said, “that with the number of riders that we have going downtown, it’s reflective of the economic activity and the opportunities for people to be able to make trips.” But the RTA has few concrete plans, since any improvements ultimately depend on conversations with City Hall. Marks also points out that the RTA’s ability to make change “is constrained by the needs of everybody, the needs of bus drivers, the needs of people who are driving through that area and our ability to work with the city to make changes to the street space.” As for whether it’s even necessary to keep all of the bus routes converging at one central point, Marks says that’s where, historically, the streetcar lines and bus routes have always met. “Historically, this has been the major location for bus and streetcar transfers for many years,” he says. “And before the storm, the RTA carried approximately 34 or 35 million riders and had about twice as much service as it currently operates today. The stops were basically in the same locations. “We recognize the limitations of our existing space and we’ve almost grown out of the space given the amount of riders that now use it,” he adds. “The challenge is to find a space sufficient to allow enough buses and streetcars to allow people to safely and comfortably connect with different lines. One of the challenges of decentralizing it and making the stops further away is that people have further to walk.” Heiligman says, however, that there “is an opportunity to take a look and say, ‘Does it even make sense to have all of these routes converge on one point?’ Or does it make sense to begin to think about potentially redesigning parts of this system so that not everyone is coming through here?’” “What we hope can happen,” Marks said, “is that we can continue to work with the city to look at ways in which we can get to a point in which the riders, particularly our riders but also the adjacent property owners and the area itself can be an improved situation.” For now, Ride New Orleans is working on making the centralized bus transfer more comfortable for everyone. Marks declined to comment on the organization’s day of action, though he added, “I certainly think the board is always looking for ways to enhance the comfort and convenience for our riders.”

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NEWS VIEWS SCUTTLEBUTT Quote of the week

Pols bashing pols edition “I don’t understand the fella. It looks like he wants to be president of every state except Louisiana.” — Former Governor and current congressional candidate Edwin Edwards, talking to Politico about Gov. Bobby Jindal. “Congressman McAllister’s behavior is an embarrassment and he should resign. He says he wants privacy to work on his issues with his family. The best way to get privacy and work on putting his family back together is to resign from Congress.” — Gov. Bobby Jindal, three days after U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, admitted that he was caught kissing a married staffer in surveillance tape taken at his north Louisiana district office. Jindal backed state Sen. Neil Riser in the 5th District special election last year; McAllister won in an upset.

Council moves

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Domicile rule lifted; Holy Cross development, Newcomb one-way deferred The New Orleans City Council deferred two contentious issues last week. A vote on whether to turn Uptown’s tony Newcomb Boulevard into a one-way street was put off indefinitely after another controversial Newcomb request, that residents be allowed to buy the street, was defeated in a 7-1 vote of the City Planning Commission after a heated hearing. Also put off was a rezoning issue in the Holy Cross neighborhood of the Lower 9th

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THIS WEEK’S QUESTION: A bill to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Louisiana Equal Housing Opportunity Act was killed in committee last week. New Orleans already has similar language in city code. Should Louisiana have such a law?

Ward, where the architectural firm Perez would like to build a large mixed-use set of buildings along the riverfront. The neighborhood currently has a 40-foot height restriction, and the new buildings would be 75 feet high. Initial plans called for 13-story towers. The Holy Cross Neighborhood Association and many Lower 9 residents are fighting the development. A council hearing (and potential vote) on Perez’s proposal is now scheduled for April 24. On other fronts, the council relaxed the city’s controversial domicile rule, which mandates that New Orleans police officers and first responders live within Orleans Parish. The change was supported by New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and local police unions, all of whom said the current policy made it more difficult to staff police, fire and EMS services with qualified employees. The council passed the amended rule 6-1, with only District E Councilman James Gray dissenting. — KEVIN ALLMAN

Sinkhole settlement

Texas Brine to pay $48.1M Though Texas Brine Company and the plaintiffs involved in classaction litigation over the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole reached a $48.1 million settlement April 8, there’s no timeline on when the company will finally buy out remaining homes evacuated after the collapse of the salt mine it operated. Before a fairness hearing can be held before U.S. District Court Judge Jay Zainey, properties left near the Bayou Corne sinkhole will need to be assessed and Texas Brine will make offers on the homes and camps accordingly. “Obviously everyone wants to get this done as soon as possible,” said Sonny Cranch, a spokesman for Texas Brine. “But they want to be sure it will pass muster with Judge Zainey.” The sinkhole in Assumption Parish developed in August 2012, swallowing trees and swampland when the wall of a salt cavern drilled in 1982 collapsed. It’s more than 25 acres and growing, though Texas Brine says the sinkhole’s growth has slowed as the cavern below it fills up with water. As trees continue to fall into the sinkhole occasionally, methane gas is still bubbling up from below. Texas Brine has built a levee around the perimeter of the hole and is attempting to control the spread of oil around the sinkhole with boom and other reinforcements.


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Texas Brine already has bought out 66 properties in the evacuation area. Cranch says the company won’t attempt to sell the homes, though a few Texas Brine Co. employees have started living in them to be closer to work. — JEANIE RIESS

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Least of the week’s problems for the kissin’ congressman In all the drama last week over U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, and the “kiss tape” showing him making out with a married staffer, one amusing detail escaped the national press — but not Buzzfeed writer Andrew Kaczynski, who pointed out that the bucolic image of the Ouachita River that’s the background on McAllister’s campaign website actually was an image of the river in Arkansas, not McAllister’s own north Louisiana. It was mildly reminiscent of a similar photographic gaffe by Kimberly Williamson Butler, former Mayor Ray Nagin’s chief deputy, who ran for mayor in 2006 (and made her campaign announcement while surrendering on an arrest warrant for contempt of court). Butler’s campaign website showed her standing in front of a gently curving French Quarter street. A curving street in the Quarter? It was actually the New Orleans Square attraction at Disneyland. — KEVIN ALLMAN

John P. Laborde

received the Soldier For Life award from the Army Week Association this month. The World War II veteran served from 1943-1946 and graduated from LSU before founding Tidewater Inc., from which he retired in 1994. Laborde will accept the award at the Army Week NOLA Joint Forces D-Day Anniversary Ball in New Orleans June 5 at the National WWII Museum.

Kenneth Thompson,

a Slidell volunteer, received a Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama and international relief organization ShelterBox USA for his disaster relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan. Thompson also helped bringa ShelterBox Response Team to the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Isaac. The award is part of a national recognition program created in 2003 through the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

WWE,

as part of this month’s WrestleMania XXX, held numerous charity events including toy donations, WWE stars visiting Children’s Hospital, more than 200 volunteers building a KaBOOM! Playground at Woodland West Elementary School and a Make-A-Wish Foundation party at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, which hosted 31 children and their families.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD)

complied with only 39 percent of bridge inspections as required under federal performance measures from 2009 to 2013, according to a report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. The audit also said DOTD didn’t inspect or couldn’t prove it had inspected 16 percent of bridges up for examination, and more than 300 bridges were five months or more late in their inspections. The number of structurally deficient bridges in the state grew from 1,712 in 2009 to 1,806 in 2013.

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The Good Book the official state book? In separate votes on successive days last week, state legislative committees approved one bill that would decriminalize oral and anal sex — and another measure that would make “the Holy Bible” Louisiana’s official state book. House Bill 12 by state Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, which would remove consensual oral and anal sex from the state’s “crimes against nature” statute, passed the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee on April 9. The language already was deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003 in the case of Lawrence v. Texas. Smith’s bill passed the committee 9-6 and heads to the full House. “This bill is a cleanup bill,” Smith said. “No matter what you think about the language, it’s unconstitutional.” Between 2011 and 2013, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office made arrests under the state’s anti-sodomy laws. East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III later apologized and pledged to work to remove the language from the law. Smith’s repeal also saw support from East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore, Louisiana Sheriffs Association director Michael Ranatza, and Pete Adams, director of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association. In a February statement, Equality Louisiana president Tim West said, “It just makes sense to remove an unenforceable law from the books.” He also called opposition from Gene Mills and his group the Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) “unambiguous discrimination.” At the April 9 meeting, that opposition came out in full force. LFF’s Bill Smith said the bill would not address the AIDS crisis in Louisiana and Baton Rouge, which has one of the highest rates of HIV in the U.S. “This [bill] opens up ways for them to kill themselves,” he said. Opponents also said they are against the bill because it would remove penalties against crimes against children under 17 (which isn’t the case; the bill only repeals provisions of crime against nature relative to consensual, uncompensated sex). Chuck Lowman with the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge said he’s “concerned where we are as a society” and “concerned about where this is leading.” “While we have to comply with Supreme Court decisions, we don’t have to eliminate the punishments for this kind of behavior,” he said. In response, Smith said she was “elated” hearing the opposition because

“these individuals are finally realizing we have epidemics in our society — of chlamydia, STIs and HIV,” she said. “Maybe then Mr. Mills will be in support of a sex education bill.” Meanwhile, the House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs approved a bill by state Rep. Tom Carmody, R-Shreveport, to make “the Holy Bible” the official state book of Louisiana. The bill was debated for more than an hour — and then amended — on April 10 before the committee voted 8-5 to approve it. Among the objections were concerns voiced by urban lawmakers that the measure would offend non-Christian citizens and invite a legal challenge because it appeared to be an official state endorsement of Christianity. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” There also was extensive debate over which version of the Good Book should actually hold the title of Louisiana’s official state book. Carmody’s House Bill 503 originally called for a particular Bible to hold that honor — “the Holy Bible, published by Johannes Prevel, (Prevel, Jean, active 1510-1528, printer. & Petit, Jean, fl. 1492-1530.), which is the oldest edition of the Holy Bible in the Louisiana State Museum system.” Some lawmakers asked if that edition contained all the books of the Old Testament, while others asked if it was the Protestant King James version or the Catholic St. Joseph version. After taking a break to consider other bills, the committee opted for the non-specific (and nondenominational) “Holy Bible” reference. — ALEX WOODWARD & CLANCY DuBOS

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thinking out loud

A payday — for lenders

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f you’re one of the many Louisianans living paycheck to paycheck, this is how it goes: The rent is past due, or you’re so far behind on your utility bill the power is about to be cut off. Or the car needs an emergency repair — and without it you can’t get to work. You need immediate cash, so you turn to a payday lender. A recent study by the Pew Charitable Trusts found that 12 million Americans a year use payday loans — and the percentage of payday borrowers is disproportionately higher among several groups. They include people who make less than $40,000 a year, renters, African Americans and the non-college educated. Pew also found that borrowers typically take out an average loan of $375 — and pay back $520 in interest. Last week, Louisiana lawmakers killed two bills that would have put some small regulations on payday lenders. Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, saw his House Bill 239 (which would have established a maximum 36 percent interest rate on payday loans) rejected in the House Commerce Committee. The vote went down along party lines — all who voted for it were Democrats, while Republicans all voted against it. State Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, saw his Senate Bill 84, which would have established a similar interest-rate cap, amended in committee to do away with the cap before the bill was sent to the full floor. The amended version would instead have limited the number of payday loans Louisianans could take out to 10 per year. Payday lenders — a powerful lobby in Baton Rouge — didn’t like that. The bill was sent back to committee. Attempts to rein in payday loans are backed by a group called Together Louisiana, which drew support from several other organizations, including AARP, the Louisiana Budget Project and the Southern Baptist Convention. The groups pointed to a new study by the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, which reports that Louisianans paid $146 million in interest and fees last year to payday lending institutions. Troy McCullen, president of the Baton Rouge-based Louisiana Cash Advance Association, says that proves his industry is needed here. In a letter to the Tri-Parish Times, McCullen wrote that “a payday loan is the most affordable and reliable option” for Louisiana families who are caught short when a bill is due. McCullen also said that the average fee on a $100 short-term loan was only $20 — less than the charge for a bounced check or a utility reconnection fee. All of that is true. But McCullen’s letter obfuscates a larger point. Unlike conventional or bank loans, which charge interest but allow borrowers to pay in installments, Louisiana payday loans are an

all-or-nothing proposition. If a borrower doesn’t have the full payment when the loan comes due, penalties kick in — and they can be harsh. Moreover, a payday lender often accepts a postdated check or authorization to debit the borrower’s bank account for the amount that’s due. When the lender cashes the check on the loan’s due date, it triggers more fees from the bank or credit union if the check bounces. A chain reaction thus can occur where the borrower has no choice but to continue the payday loan, paying a renewal fee each time it comes due and driving up the total cost of the loan. Other states have banned or regulated payday lending. Georgia and North Carolina have imposed interest caps. Colorado allows repayment over time. Louisiana needs to rein in payday lenders in a similar fashion. Our state currently provides only minor safeguards for payday borrowers. The

Louisiana payday loans are an all-or-nothing proposition. If a borrower doesn’t have the full payment when the loan comes due, penalties kick in. maximum loan is $350 per loan (lenders cannot charge additional fees for loans higher than that), though nothing prevents borrowers from taking out multiple payday loans — something Nevers’ bill tried to fix. (Fourteen states regulate the number of payday loans that residents can take out, according to Pew.) In Colorado, the Pew study found, the number of payday loan outlets shrank by 53 percent between after regulations were enacted. Lenders that remained open did better business. What happened to the others? The study said, “Lenders still operating in the state say one reason some colleagues have left Colorado is that they can charge more in other states or online.” Maybe some of them came to Louisiana. We hope state lawmakers will take another look at payday loan regulations — and adopt measures to protect Louisiana’s poorest borrowers.


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their vote doesn’t count,” a lobbyist said. “You’re leaving elections up to the guy who stays home and sits on his couch. Why don’t we apply this same rule instead to legislative elections?” Allain said he’s prepared for that argument. “We can’t pick when we want to run,” he said. In a more localized push, late last week the House was expected to debate House Bill 786 by state Rep. Nancy Landry, R-Lafayette, to reschedule school board elections in her hometown. The proposal would move them to the same ballot as statewide and gubernatorial elections, rather than the year before. Landry said that based on her own research, statewide elections have had an average turnout of 45 percent over the last four cycles. That’s compared to a 25 percent turnout on average for Lafayette school board elections.

Given the number of lawmakers who like to disappear during a session when critical votes are taken, perhaps they could investigate ‘voter turnout’ inside the Capitol. So what’s next? “Social Pressure and Voter Turnout: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment,” a 2006 study conducted by Yale University, found voter turnout in Michigan increased by 8 percent when neighbors were mailed each others’ voting records with a separate reminder to head to the polls. Sometimes social pressure is a strong enough incentive to make folks act. That small bit of sunshine, which allows the public to view voting records, is a major reason why politicians, at least the smart ones, always make sure they vote. They don’t want the same kind of mail piece being sent out by their opponents. Given the number of lawmakers who like to disappear during a session when critical votes are taken, perhaps they could investigate “voter turnout” inside the Capitol. If they were voting for themselves instead of on controversial bills, no doubt turnout would be a lot higher.

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ou can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it vote. If you could, Louisiana lawmakers would have figured out a way by now to allow ponies inside voting booths. Barring that, they’re stuck with the seemingly insurmountable challenge of increasing voter turnout. Rep. Jared Brossett, D-New Orleans, had the idea to extend early voting to Sundays, but lawmakers on the House and Governmental Affairs Committee balked at its more than $200,000 price tag. The committee and the full House, however, have advanced House Bill 501 by state Rep. Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans, to allow 16-year-olds to register to vote (they still wouldn’t be able to cast ballots until they are 18). Coupled with outreach in elementary and high schools, it could eventually make a difference. But really, who knows? Politicos and special interests have been trying to get some kind of consistent voter turnout in Louisiana for years, with mixed results. Now lawmakers, in what has become a minor theme in the ongoing session, are trying to legislate turnout. The most controversial measure comes courtesy of state Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, who wants lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment that would force local governments and political subdivisions to adhere to new guidelines for tax elections. The coming debate could be a barnburner, pitting the business lobby against school boards, parish councils, police juries, mayors and other local entities. Allain’s Senate Bill 200 would require a minimum turnout of 20 percent of active voters to validate a local tax election. Under Allain’s measure, even if a tax were to pass with no opposing votes, the ballot wouldn’t count if turnout was one vote less than the proposed threshold. “If we’re going to take people’s hard-earned money, there should be a higher standard,” Allain said. He contends local governments often schedule tax referenda during off-elections, where there are no high-profile races on the ballot and turnout will be low. “That ends up costing taxpayers more when they do that,” he said. “They pay huge amounts of money to participate in off-elections.” Last month, when the Orleans Parish runoffs for sheriff and City Council were on the ballot alongside three tax proposals, turnout was 25 percent. In February, when the mayor’s race topped the ballot with six other tax questions, turnout was 35 percent. The last time Orleans saw a ballot with only propositions on it was in July 2008, when four property tax proposals produced a turnout of roughly 5 percent. Local governments aren’t exactly thrilled about Allain’s bill, which is being supported by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. “You’re telling voters that

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BLAKE PONTCHARTRAIN™ Questions for Blake: askblake@gambitweekly.com

Hey Blake,

I have driven past a bulkhead in Lake Pontchartrain at the north end of Upper Guide Levee Road. We pass it often when heading west. I can only guess that it’s some type of jetty used to divert the Mississippi River’s water farther from shore. Do you have any information on the old structure? Greg

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The Bonnet Carre Spillway in St. Charles Parish, between the towns of Montz and Norco, has been diverting excess Mississippi River water into Lake Pontchartrain since 1931. Authorized by the Flood Contol Act of 1928, it was first opened during a flood in 1937 and again for floods in 1945, 1950, 1973, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1997 and 2008. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) also partially opened the spillway in 2011 after heavy rains in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys. Two main parts help the spillway operate: a mechanically controlled barrier at the east bank of the Mississippi River and a floodway nearly 6 miles long in which the water travels to Lake Pontchartrain. This floodway is bordered by an upper guide levee and a lower guide levee, which extend into the lake so the water from the Mississippi River is directed beyond the lake’s immediate shoreline. The bulkheads at Bonnet Carre are large and substantial because they have to withstand the force of river water, which can reach speeds of roughly 1.9 million gallons per second during full operation, says Ricky Boyett of the USACE. On the upper guide levee there are the ruins of an old wooden structure that dates back to the construction of the spillway. St. Charles Parish has updated the lower guide levee for visitors’ recreational activities, including crabbing, crawfishing, waterskiing, picnicking and birding.

Hey Blake,

When is construction going to begin on the new Hubig’s building on Press Street?

Dear Reader,

Many of us certainly miss the famous individually sized, fruit-filled pies. Unfortu-

It could be a while before Hubig’s pies return to grocery store shelves, although plans have been developed to replace the plant that was destroyed by fire by moving Hubig’s to a building on Press Street. P H O T O B Y C H ER Y L G ER B ER

nately, construction of the new building seems to be on hold for now. Simon Hubig Pie Company was located at 2417 Dauphine St. in the Faubourg Marigny. It had been there since 1921, when baker Simon Hubig’s successful chain branched out from Texas. The New Orleans location of the chain was the only one that survived the Depression. It didn’t, however, survive a five-alarm fire that destroyed the building in the summer of 2012. Plans were developed to have the company work from a 16,000-square-foot, two-story industrial building on Press Street between North Rampart and Burgundy streets, and last summer the New Orleans City Council granted approval for the relocation. To date, however, there has been no activity at the site. According to news reports, the lack of progress stems from financial disagreements between Hubig’s owners Otto Ramsey and Lamar Bowman.


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Sex, truth and videotape s it the sex, or is it the hypocrisy? I keep asking myself that question when I think about U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, who will forever be remembered as “the kissing congressman” for being videotaped in a passionate lip lock with a 33-year-old aide who also happens to be the wife of a longtime friend. Ouch. This story hurts on many levels, but the hypocrisy is what riles me most of all — and there’s plenty of it to go around, at all levels of both political parties. As for the sex part, well, that’s as old as the Holy Bible, which a legislative committee voted to make the official state book three days after the video

picked candidate in a special election last November; and he gets to remind everyone of Vitter’s “serious sin” on the eve of the junior senator’s campaign for governor next year. Jindal and Vitter may align philosophically, but the two men cannot stand one another personally. If Jindal has to bear criticism for hypocrisy — a charge that, no matter how glaringly true, seems to roll off him like water off a duck — well, that’s a small price to pay for the chance to prick two foes with one stroke. As for the Democrats, they have their own gallery of pervs and fornicators, on both the local and national scenes. President Bill Clinton redefined oral copulation (in the Oval Office, no less)

McAllister’s real sin is his clear-eyed call for Jindal to expand Medicaid. as not even being sex; and former Gov. Edwin Edwards (the Hugh Hefner of Louisiana) has made philandering a decades-long political joke. Defenders of both men say they at least weren’t hypocrites, as both reveled in their reputations for skirt chasing. That may be true on some level, but Edwards had a great many other sins, not the least of which was selling out his state almost as often as he lusted in his heart (and elsewhere). So where does that leave McAllister? Louisiana’s newest congressman has earned his own place in the pantheon of hypocrites for having run as a family-values man, only to be caught in the arms of his neighbor’s wife six weeks after his election. But let’s face it, neither sex nor hypocrisy is McAllister’s greatest “sin” in the eyes of Jindal, Villere and other Republicans who now piously demand his resignation. No, McAllister’s real sin is his clear-eyed call for Jindal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. For daring to recognize that leaving hundreds of thousands of Louisiana’s poor without access to health care is a sin against mankind, McAllister must be punished. In the end, it’s not the sex. Nor is it the hypocrisy. It’s the courage to speak the truth that has brought condemnation raining down on Vance McAllister. That’s why I pray for him and his family.

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of McAllister’s make out session went viral. Coincidentally, another Louisiana House committee voted a day earlier to decriminalize anal and oral sex. Hmm. Freeing the sodomites while we embrace the Good Book sure makes us look, um, morally confused, but hypocrisy too is as old as the Bible. By the way, Jesus forgave the adulteress and the prostitute — but he consistently condemned hypocrites. Which calls to mind our self-righteous governor, Bobby Jindal and state GOP chair Roger Villere, who both wasted no time calling McAllister’s indiscretion “an embarrassment” and demanding that he resign. That prompted many, including many Republicans, to wonder where Jindal’s and Villere’s moral outrage was in 2007 when Louisiana’s U.S. Sen. David Vitter admitted to a “serious sin.” Vitter’s sin turned out to be bedding down with hookers — to the point of taking calls from a prostitution ring while voting in Congress. Louisiana Democrats are having a field day with Jindal’s hypocrisy on this one, but the governor is having an even grander time. Lest we forget, Jindal has a pretty high threshold for hypocrisy. I’m not even sure if Jindal’s hypocrisy has a limit. No, Jindal is delighted these days because McAllister’s transgression gives him a twofer: he gets to stick a knife in the new congressman who embarrassed him by defeating his hand-

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New Orleans is home to a lot of strange bedfellows. For centuries, the city has thrived on the kind of puzzling dichotomy that both attracts and repels visitors, who can’t understand how pillars of industry can also be the biggest masked rabble-rousers during Carnival, or how simultaneous sunshine and thunderstorms could ever be accepted as a daily summertime occurrence. Sometimes the city’s odd-couple businesses are delightfully curious: a coffee shop that doubles as a makeshift yoga studio, a beauty salon in the back of a wig shop, a pottery studio and teahouse in one. Others — like a quickly shuttered fine art gallery and penny candy shop — struggle to find the right audience. In a city built on a foundation of weird couplings, it comes as no surprise that there are expanding options for delicious dining in places where, well, it really shouldn’t belong. A culinary scavenger hunt through the city reveals that while we may have our fair share of white tablecloth standouts, the underbelly of the New Orleans’ dining scene — from pharmacies to launderettes — is every bit as enchanting. Of course, the coupling of pharmacies and food isn’t new: Soda fountains were a mainstay in New Orleans for PAGE 18

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hristopher Sylvain beams a toothy smile as he fills prescription bottles for blood pressure medication and calls out an order for steamed salmon. “I’ve done a lot of Googling,” Sylvain says, “and I don’t think there’s anywhere quite like us in the whole country, and definitely not in New Orleans.” A 30-year pharmacy veteran and nutrition educator at Xavier University, Sylvain is the owner of Best Life Pharmacy & Restaurant, which has served as a one-stop shop for the Broad Street corridor’s medicinal and edible needs for more than a year. The blue-topped building — shaped like a Happy Meal — holds down a busy corner between the flashing neon of bail bondsmen and the weathered gray of the jail. The interior has all the ambience of a hospital waiting room, with two side-by-side counter windows: one for prescriptions, one to order food. The steady flow of fresh fruits and vegetables being delivered brightens up the space, as regulars at a nearby table debate the merits of turkey sausage. “An approach to health needs to be holistic,” Sylvain says with a wink. “Everything in here is healthy, but it’s soul food so folks want to eat it. You have to trick them into being healthy, sometimes — even our grits are whole grain.”

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decades. K&B drugstores employed carbonated beverage mixologists and griddle-top chefs throughout the early 20th century, even creating a signature drink, the nectar soda. The almondvanilla flavored beverage proved to be wildly popular, due in part to its striking pink color. While the 1970s saw a shuttering of the city’s soda fountain regime, Sylvain believes that Best Life’s novel approach to an old model could prove revolutionary. “If we can give people everything they need in one place, why not do it?,” he says. “I think we could even franchise.”

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For those less nutritionally inclined, the recent explosion of high-quality bar food along the St. Claude corridor has quietly signaled an underground dining revolution happening between shots of Jagermeister and PBR tallboys. Smoky, unassuming bars may be the perfect culinary laboratories for budding chefs who have untested concepts: They’re low stakes, highly forgiving and leave plenty of room for tweaking dishes on the fly. Bars also provide clientele which, after a certain hour, will try anything once to sop up the alcohol after a night of drinking. (Full disclosure: I once ladled out lamb moussaka as part of a pop-up called “Snack Time” in the back of Iggy’s on North Rampart Street. It wasn’t incredibly popular with the bar’s clientele of elderly gentlemen.) While Kajun Pub’s born-and-bred restaurant Borracho gets a lot of attention for its next-level sausages and sandwiches, the true standout is its death metal neighbor across the street, Kukhyna. Located inside Siberia — a music

venue known for its leather-clad patrons and hosting musical acts with names like “Donkey Puncher” and “The Death Posture” — Kukhyna (Russian for “kitchen”) delivers the kind of soulwarming Slavic food more expected from a Ukrainian grandmother’s kitchen than a bar full of chain-smoking punks. While it may be a test of endurance to part the crowds and muscle your way to the kitchen in the back, every ounce of sweat will be worth it when you taste the borscht. A ruby-colored, chilled soup, Kukhyna’s version places a large dollop of sour cream in the middle of the well-spiced and hearty broth, adding a creamy element and playing against the texture of the shoestringsliced beets. It’s refreshing, unexpected, and should be a go-to dish as the sticky nights of summer approach. The menu also offers a fine sampling of other Slavic specialties — plump pierogis, stuffed cabbage glumpkis — and Eastern European, mustard-heavy plays on hamburgers and po-boys (or “polboys” as they’re known at Kukyna). Living in a city that caters to second (and third) acts allows for spaces to be born and reborn ad nauseum, with businesses sometimes opening and closing faster than owners can change the signage. Nowhere is this phenomenon more obvious than in the shells of former fast-food restaurants, which have become prime real estate for upstart restaurateurs across New Orleans. The one-of-a-kind architectural design of a Taco Bell or McDonald’s is seared into our collective brain, so even when the

cuisine is entirely different there’s a degree of cognitive dissonance about dining in an Indian restaurant that still has a fountain drink machine. The popular Internet meme, “This Used to be a Pizza Hut,” and the accompanying blog (usedtobeapizzahut.blogspot.com) pays homage to the trend of upcycled fast food joints nationwide. At Sisters ‘N Da East on Chef Menteur Highway, the New Orleans East restaurant really was — once upon a time — a Pizza Hut. While the outside has been repainted and personalized to the taste of its new owners, the telltale shape of the building, red-and-white checked tablecloths and claw machine all harken to the glory days of stuffed crusts and dipping sauce. Sisters, however, serves a diverse menu of meat-and-three classics with a few curveballs, including smothered rabbit and oxtail stew. On South Claiborne Avenue, a former Taco Bell has been given new life as Little Korea, one of few Asian alternatives to the increasingly pho-saturated Uptown market. While the interior has been revamped with punchy floral wall art and mood-setting paper lanterns, it’s still easy to get trapped in the drive-thru upon exiting and hard not to notice that the exterior paint job is largely the same as its tortilla-slinging predecessor. Still, the large assortment of soju (a rice-brewed Korean liquor) flavors, the slow-burning heat of the kimchi, and colorful bibimbap are enough to transcend the physical space—if only until you walk out the door. A stone’s throw away from Little Korea is Fred’s BBQ, which shares a

compact strip mall space — and an interior door — with the Smart Wash coin-operated launderette. The former home of Mexican food stalwart Los Paisanos (which closed last year), Fred’s feels like a visit to someone else’s family reunion — a family who can simultaneously crack jokes and slow roast fall-off-the-bone tender brisket. Elementary school report cards make for curious wall art, while diners are offered a rainbow of Winn-Dixie brand soda options with their meal. Patrons shuffle back and forth alternating between washing clothes and snacking on hot wings. “It’s pretty convenient actually,” manager Mike Smith says. “You get some sauce on your shirt, just walk through the door and wash it, come back and eat some more.” The highbrow sandwich shop Jims — located next to the train tracks on Royal Street in the Bywater — has created a less utilitarian, more artistically inclined restaurant roommate situation. Studio Inferno, home to some of the most elegant glass pieces in the city, shares a roof with this often-overlooked lunch spot, where delicate sculpture and corned beef coexist in harmony. If you’re looking for unusual dining spots that offer more round-the-clock consistency, the overflow of dinerfocused gas stations and convenience stores scattered throughout Orleans Parish has something for every taste. While po-boy stalwart Danny and Clyde’s might have blazed the trail for gas stations to play host to grander culinary options, many aspiring chefs have found this petroleum- and snack food-based business niche meets their needs perfectly: cooktop space PAGE 20

Shanel Finister delivers shrimp and fried catfish dishes at Sisters In Da East.

Fred’s BBQ serves barbecued brisket, ribs, chicken and sides, often to people using the laundromat next door.


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is (relatively) cheap, foot traffic is consistent and visibility is high. (To be fair: there’s nothing wrong with traditional gas station food in moderation — we’ve all eyed those glistening hot dogs on rollers or endured brain freeze from a Slurpee or two.) Lakeview’s charmingly alliterative Dolly’s Deli might have an ambience only a couple of notches above an AutoZone (Fox News always seems to be blaring in the background), but the grits are creamy enough to help drown out any political squawking. A stable of white-haired waitresses with a propensity for calling people “honey” also helps create a time warp sensation, as if Mickey Rourke and Steve Guttenberg might be eating a ham-and-cheese biscuit right behind you, a la 1982’s Diner.

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In the hook of the Riverbend, Singleton’s Mini-Mart has turned an out-of-the-way convenience store into a dining destination, anchoring the neighborhood with liver cheese po-boys and fried gizzards for the past 14 years. “Go long!” owner Bau Nguyen yells, tossing a Chinese barbecued pork po-boy to a customer who catches it with finesse and begins to dive in. Located just past the cases of MD 20/20 and aisles stacked with Coors Light, Singleton’s has an extensive menu of old-line New Orleans favorites with Asian-inspired twists. The minimal dining space is also home to a fish tank, hermit crab habitat and a wall full of Miami Dolphins memorabilia from the 1970s. “On Saturdays, we have one of our busiest days since we serve a special Vietnamese menu,” Nguyen says. “The college kids, they really like the spring rolls.’”

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If you’re skeptical about eating a full meal surrounded by cases of malt liquor, getting your medicine and lunch side by side or fighting through a crowd of metal fans for borscht, following the boudin trail across Acadiana might be the first toe-dip you need into the world of quirky food haunts. Drive west along US-90 — or make the trek to Billie’s Mini Mart in Krotz Springs — and stop at all gas stations along the way for boudin to create your own progressive sausage dinner that’s perfectly artery-clogging. While simultaneously squeezing warm boudin into your mouth and steering with grease-covered hands, it will become abundantly clear that the strangest spots for food in Louisiana — those out-of-the-way, unpolished gems that are a little rough around the edges — can be far more satisfying for the stomach and soul than anywhere that requires a reservation.

EIGHT to eat Best Life Pharmacy & Restaurant

2657 Tulane Ave., (504) 264-5100; www.bestlifepharmacyandrestaurant.com; @bestlifenola

Kukhnya

2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www.siberianola.com/kukhnya

Little Korea

Dolly’s Deli

3301 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 821-5006

Fred’s BBQ & Soul Food

3336 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 899-9274

9901 Chef Menteur Highway, (504) 242-0469

Jims

Singleton’s Mini Mart

5151 Canal Blvd., (504) 486-8600

3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224; www.jimsnola.com

Sisters ‘N Da East

7446 Garfield St., (504) 866-4741; www.singletonspoboys.com

Best Life Pharmacy & Restaurant anchors the corner of Tulane and Broad streets.

Jims sandwich shop in the Bywater offers lunch fare and an artistic setting in a building it shares with Studio Inferno, which specializes in hot-cast glass.


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The chef serves Known for contemporary martinis, The Creole French Bombay Club cuisine with serves more than seafood variations 100 cocktails. inspired by Fiske’s PHOTO BY native Boston. C H ER Y L G ER B ER Along with a weekly lobster night during summer, scallops, shepherd’s pie and other “Yankee” dishes regularly appear on the menu. “[Gile is] an excellent chef; he’s really creative without being silly,” Gross says. “We’re not blowing smoke into oysters or anything, but it’s a very good menu within those limits.” Gross first met Fiske after being asked to leave the restaurant for wearing indecorous attire. The two eventually became close friends, and Gross later invested in the club as a partner. During his tenure as interim manager, Gross has worked to attract a younger clientele to supplement the club’s regulars and its tourist business. Fiske was a friend to many old-time New Orleans musicians who eventually rose to stardom; Gross has shaken up the club’s music schedule with Glen David Andrews, Sasha Masakowski and newer acts. He says to look out for an all-star lineup during Jazz Fest weekends, when tourists and locals converge for $3 martinis during happy hour and evenings of music and dining. “We’re privileged to live here in New Orleans,” Gross says. “People save for a long time to take a trip here … While they’re here, they might have two or three nice meals out. If they choose to have one of those here, we really are honored by that.”

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American Eagle Outfitters and The Student Conservation Association hold an Alternative Spring Break from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at the Chalmette National Cemetery (Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, 8606 West St. Bernard Hwy.) and Louis Armstrong Park (701 N. Rampart St.). Graffiti artist Totem will create a mural in Louis Armstrong Park while student volunteers clean headstones in Chalmette National Cemetery. Volunteers receive breakfast, lunch and a commemorative T-shirt. Visit www.heartthiscityneworleans.eventbrite.com or call (708) 536-0871 to register. Hari Mari flip flops (www.harimari.com), a new brand based in Dallas, are now carried by The Blues Jean Bar, Rubensteins and SNAP New Orleans. Three dollars from every

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purchase is donated to secure medicine and treatments for children with cancer. Swap Meet NOLA (504-813-5370; www.swapmeetnola.com), a farmers, flea and arts-and-crafts market, kicked off last week. Sponsored by The Humane Society of Louisiana, the weekly market takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday in the parking lot of St. Margaret’s at Mercy (3525 Bienville St.). Rivertown Farmers Market (410 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-468-7211; www.facebook. com/rivertownfarmersmarket) holds a kids’ egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19. There will also be arts and crafts for sale, face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny for $5.

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he Bombay Club (830 Conti St., 504-586-0972; www. thebombayclub.com) is one of those “blink and you’ll miss it” nooks in the French Quarter, with an entrance tucked in the driveway of the Prince Conti Hotel. Inside, nailhead leather booths and heavy wood furnishings surround a behemoth central bar. A suspended profusion of martini glasses and goblets creates an overhead crystalline garden. It’s a dark, homey, throwback vibe without irony or retro kitsch. “The Bombay Club has always been unique in a sense, for lack of a better word, that it’s sort of a supper club,” says Andrew Gross, volunteer manager. “That’s what [the original] vision of it was: a nice place where adults could come out, eat and listen to great New Orleans music.” The club’s decor, where a prototypical English hunting print hangs next to a promo for Jack Daniel’s, reflects the imprint of its iconoclastic late owner, Richard Fiske. Fiske purchased the club 19 years ago and ran it with its wife, Willie, until his death last July. He left behind a restaurant, bar and music venue known for its romantic atmosphere and lauded martini program. Alongside typical contemporary variations like lemon drop and chocolate martinis, the club serves more than 100 drinks, including a cucumber martini and a “meat-and-potatoes” martini that includes boudin. Gross credits the staff for handling such concoctions. He describes their employees as service industry professionals, rather than transient workers on their way to their next destination. The Bombay Club offers nightly dinner service by executive chef Nick Gile.

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Arabella Casa di Pasta pops up at The Tasting Room. By Sarah Baird

the pastas steal the show with a perfectly portioned sauce-to-noodle ratio. All this is accomplished at a reasonable price: A full meal — appetizer included — probably won’t run more than $25. Pesto cream, which is made with pecans instead of pine nuts, has a buttery flavor without any of the tinny aftertaste often associated with pine nut dishes. It pairs particularly well with the fusilli, which picks up sauce in its spirals. Topping this dish (or any of the pastas) with a smattering of Italian sausage, which combines sweet sage with a punch of heat from red chili flakes, is a solid bet. Also notable are the meatballs, which are cue ball sized, tender and spotlight the kitchen’s use of the herb bed located below the ordering window. If you’re looking for a healthy dose of umami, the funghi sauce — a thin-butcreamy white sauce with an assortment of mushrooms — is hearty yet balanced, making the subtle differences between mushrooms discernable. One of the menu’s few misses is the shrimp piccata, which makes too liberal use of a mouth-puckering, lemon-infused extra virgin olive oil, and the shrimp have an unpalatable rubbery texture. If you’re on a low-carb diet or trying to avoid headache-inducing histamines, it’s probably best to take a pass on this duo. If not, The Tasting Room and Arabella Casa di Pasta could be the perfect spot for your next low-key, yet luxurious, weekend meal.

Diners sample wines and pasta dishes at The Tasting Room. P H O T O BY C H ER Y L G ER B ER

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Arabella Casa di Pasta at The Tasting Room

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1906 Magazine St., (504) 684-2877; www.facebook.com/arabellacasadipasta

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The Tasting Room: Wed.-Mon. Arabella Casa di Pasta: lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun.

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house-made spinach pasta, pecan pesto cream; well-curated selection of wines

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shrimp piccata has rubbery shrimp and mouth-puckering lemon flavor

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Small, tightly crafted pasta menu and a broad selection of uncommon wines

Pizza lines

In conjunction with National Poetry Month, the local literacy and tutoring center Big Class (www.bigclass.org) is teaming up with New Orleans pizza joints to publish student work on pizza boxes. Students ages 6 to 18 wrote poetry for the Pizza Poetry Project (www. pizza-poetry-blog.tumblr.com), and their work will be displayed on the boxes April 18. Participating pizzerias include Pizza Delicious, (617 Piety St., 504-676-8482; www.pizzadelicious.com), Mid-City Pizza (4413 Banks St., 504-483-8609; www.midcitypizza.com) and all the New Orleans locations of Reginelli’s Pizzeria (citywide; www.reginellis.com). A portion of the proceeds from pizza sold that night benefits Big Class’ free creative writing programs in New Orleans. As for what kind of verse to expect with a pizza, Big Class director Doug Keller says the center has received poetry “that ranges from an ode to chocolate by an 8-year-old in the Big PAGE 26

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xcluding technical mistakes (an appetizer that’s wrongfully charred, a main course that’s cold in the middle) there are few things more disappointing than pasta that isn’t cooked well. But restaurants committed to perfecting pasta, turning out dishes with an al dente bite instead of soggy, overcooked noodles, separate the wheat from the chaff. Almost like a permanent popup within The Tasting Room, Arabella Casa di Pasta — the blink-and-you-miss-it prodigy that anchors the cobblestone courtyard — has emerged as a go-to spot for a correctly executed bowl of pasta. It serves some of the best house-made fusilli and linguine in the city. (On Mondays, Arabella does not serve food but The Tasting Room offers cheese plates.) Bucking the trend of fly-by-night pop-up restaurants that shuffle into and out of symbiotic relationships in offbeat spaces, The Tasting Room — a high-end, exposedbrick-and-chandelier wine shop — and Casa di Pasta are intertwined. Located in the former home of Diva Dawg, the wine bar and restaurant has been completely transformed from a highbrow hot dog stand into a candles-and-roses affair. Despite its hoity-toity decor, the laid back atmosphere completely embodies the West Coast vibe of its owners, husband and wife team Toby and Lisa DeVore. (There’s also a good bit of white leather seating, which is brave since wine and sauce both make fantastic stains.) Patrons pass in and out between the wine shop and courtyard, sampling glasses of wine from the ever-growing list while waiting for Italian dishes. The collection of Eastern European wines is novel, with a rose-tinted 2012 Pullus pinot grigio from Slovenia that’s crisp enough to make even the most humid day bearable. While its worth sampling a variety of options over a few visits, if you’re planning on having more than a couple of glasses in a single night, it makes more sense to buy a bottle; by-the-glass prices are steep — $12-$13 on average. While the wine list is long, the menu at Arabella Casa di Pasta is very small. At first glance, its tight focus on build-your-own pasta combinations seems to have more in common with a buffet line than a date-night destination. Take one bite, however, and the difference is clear. Casa di Pasta chef Phillip Marks makes all the pastas in house, including a full-bodied spinach variety. Unlike many Italian joints, where a moat of sauce is unceremoniously glopped on to a plate,

The days are warming, which means more of us will spend time on our porches sipping beverages. Since we can’t (read: probably shouldn’t) drink cocktails from dawn until dusk every day, Lafayette-based soda company Swamp Pop (www.drinkswamppop.com) offers some alternatives with its Louisiana-themed, bubbly, nonalcoholic elixirs. Using incredibly unscientific measurements, I evaluated three of the four charmingly named sodas produced by Swamp Pop (Jean Lafitte Ginger Ale, you’re next) to determine which ones are refreshing and which deserve a pass. Satsuma Fizz: The soda has a perky orange color and tastes like a lighter, crisper version of Sunkist — without the cloying aftertaste. Refreshing with almost floral notes, it would not only make a great porch swing drink but an excellent mixer. Praline Cream Soda: Once you pop the top on this soda, the strong aroma of brown sugar and pecan is sure to entice the serious sweet tooth. (I would be hard pressed, however, to drink more than one bottle and I have a high sugar tolerance.) The soda is thick, rich and creamy, with a dessert-friendly quality that makes it a nice after-dinner drink. It also seems like it would make an excellent marinade for pork. Noble Cane Soda: The standout of the bunch, this take on a traditional herbal cola adds one of Louisiana’s most under-appreciated fruits: the fig. The Noble Cane Soda strikes the perfect balance between thirst-quenching and fruity, with honey undertones and a rustic, woodsy aftertaste. — SARAH BAIRD

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FORK + CENTER [CONTINUED] Class Open Studio after-school program to a poem that explores questions of pedagogy from a 16-year-old.” “The idea is to showcase the diversity of student voices and what poetry is capable of, and getting it to as wide a readership as possible through the magic of pizza,” he adds. Keller notes that many of the poems are about pizza. Big Class, the educational division of Press Street (www.press-street.com) had received about 100 poems for the project as of April 8. — JEANIE RIESS

Students work on poems to submit to the Pizza Poetry Project.

Ramen ’round the clock

After an informal Twitter all-call for input, Uptown ramen joint Noodle and Pie is following the advice of the masses and beginning lunch service in early May. While logistical details and the menu are still in flux, there will be options for busy folks coming in on their lunch breaks. “We’re going to keep the vegetable bowl and the house bowl, but expand more options that we can get out quickly for lunch,” said Assistant Manager Lindsey Poitevent. Ramen lovers will tentatively be able to get their lunchtime fix at Noodle and Pie from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., seven days a week. — SARAH BAIRD

A new Cellar

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Martin Wine Cellar announced it will begin construction this week on a retail store and restaurant at its original location at 3827 Baronne St. The location was closed following Hurricane Katrina. The new 14,000-squarefoot space will offer wine, spirits, beer and gourmet foods. There will be 120 seats for dining and the deli menu will feature sandwiches, salads and entrees, all available to go. The shop is expected to open in late 2014. The original Martin Wine Cellar opened in 1946. Current locations include 3500 Magazine St. (594-894-7420; www.martinwinecellar.com), Metairie (714 Elmeer Ave., 504-896-7300), which serves food, Mandeville (2895 Highway 190, 985-951-8081) and Baton Rouge. — WILL COVIELLO

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Sweet bills in Baton Rouge

Cane syrup and pie are demanding the same respect as similar sweet treats from Louisiana legislators. House Bill 294 by state Rep. Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette, calls for the exclusion of home cane syrup preparations from the state Sanitary Code and commercial food regulations, affording it the same treatment as small batch jellies, preserves, jams, honey, and honeycomb products. A similar bill, HB 216 by state Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington, calls for home preparations of pie to be held to the same standards as small batch, home prepared cakes and cookies. Both bills currently sit in the House Health and Welfare Committee. — SARAH BAIRD

Shucking developments

House Bill 1046 from state Rep. Chris Leopold, R-Belle Chasse, and the Louisiana Legislature’s Oyster Task Force creates new regulations for the state’s oyster industry in an effort to protect and preserve reefs. The measure — developed in part by a coalition of Gulf Coast oyster fishermen in the Gulf Oyster Industry Council — passed the Louisiana House 94-0 on April 10. While present law authorizes shell stock oysters to be sold by volumetric measure, weight or count, HB 1046 would require all such oysters to be “market size and wholesome.” The bill also prohibits the removal of oysters less than three inches from hinge to mouth from natural reefs by any person, not just oyster fishermen. HB 1046 also requires all shucked oysters to be labeled and packaged as required under the National Shellfish Sanitation Program and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and for all oyster fishermen and “certified wholesale/retail dealers of shell stock and shucked oyster products” to confirm their compliance with those standards. The bill heads to the Louisiana Senate. — ALEX WOODWARD


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Ian Julian A blooming back garden at Dominique’s on Magazine (4213 Magazine St., 504-891-9282; www.dominiquesonmag.com) means that head bartender Ian Julian always has fresh cilantro and habaneros for his signature Cajun Pho Sour, a mainstay on his craft cocktail list. After a chance meeting, Locally Preserved chef/ owner Emily Vanlandingham tapped him to develop recipes showcasing her fruit preserves and syrups as cocktail mixers. Julian spoke with Gambit about using those products in his drinks.

Which Locally Preserved products are on the spring menu at Dominique’s? J: Emily’s products are unique and fresh, and she only makes a certain amount, so I’ll mostly feature those drinks as specials. But on the new spring menu, I’ve added For the Love of Vodka, a vodka spritzer I’ll make with Locally Preserved syrups like spicy peach, hibiscus or strawberry-red wine, topped with soda or ginger beer. I’m also thinking of using her satsuma syrup in white sangria, with fresh satsumas and herbs from the Dominique’s garden. We have six kaffir lime trees out here, so I can keep making the Lime Three Ways [lime gin, kaffir syrup, fresh lime juice], even with lime prices going up. In 2012, you were a national finalist in the GQ/Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender contest. Are cocktail competitions moving away from allowing homemade ingredients? J: Judges look at it differently. If you’re using a hand-crafted ingredient, they want you to describe how you made this cocktail, so they can pass along the recipe or make a batch for an event. Sometimes they want you to use only their products, so that recipe can be recreated in Toronto or Paris. And sometimes judges want to see you use a local product that’s marketed nationwide. For the “Most Imaginative Bartender” contest, I used Bissap Breeze [hibiscus tea concentrate], which is a New Orleans brand. I’m entering the contest again this year, and might use one of Emily’s products. Actually, it’s my third year doing it. You just put yourself and what you love into the cocktail. — ANNE BERRY

Easter Brunch Live Music 10:30am to 2pm

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How do you mix Locally Preserved jams and syrups in your drinks? Julian: Bartenders like to play around with flavors. Once I taste the product and know where I want to go, my imagination takes off. I’ve developed about 30 recipes for Emily so far, mostly punches and simple cocktails. I made Watermelon, Say What? using her rose petal syrup, Hendrick’s gin and muddled cucumbers. It tastes just like watermelon. I like my drinks calm and smooth, so with certain jams you want to watch how much product you use, and if you’re blending them with milk you want to agitate it really well. At Dominique’s, I used her Pumpkin Spice Butter in bourbon milk punch to make it frothy — I whipped together the milk and the butter and steamed it all. Then I ladled it over bourbon, and it was frothy, and blended well.

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BEER buzz Steve Hindy, co-founder and CEO of Brooklyn Brewery (www.brooklynbrewery.com), has some advice for those planning to open a brewery: Stay connected to your community. “There’s a kind of respect that’s accorded to people who are making the beer,” Hindy said prior to an event at The Avenue Pub in early April. “You have a role to play in the community, and you can either embrace that and do good things and build goodwill, or not.” He pointed to Kirk Coco’s story, Local brewers joined Brooklyn told at the “Craft Beer Revolution” round Brewery’s Steve Hindy (right) table discussion at one of Brooklyn at a panel discussion about Brewery’s Brooklyn Mash events, which craft brewing. also included Hindy and David Blossman of Abita Brewing Co. (www.abita. com). Coco had planned on a career in the Navy, but after Hurricane Katrina hit and the levees failed, he came home to rebuild in 2005. He recalls looking at a bottle of Dixie beer and noticing that it was brewed in Wisconsin. “That was not acceptable to me,” said Coco, who noted that prior to Prohibition, New Orleans was known as the beer capital of the South. He thought the city needed a local brewery, and the idea for NOLA Brewing (www.nolabrewing.com) was born. It seems breweries appreciate the connection to the community: 40 Arpent Brewing Company (www.40arpentbrewery.com) hosted New Orleans’ homebrewers club and offered free beer and advice to attendees. Courtyard Brewing, which is going through the permit approval process, decided its first step was connecting with the residents of the Lower Garden District; its application has not been opposed. Cajun Fire Brewing (www.drinkcajunfire.com) won a $50,000 grant from the Idea Village’s Big Idea pitch competition after doing well in the first round, which was crowdsourced and community-driven. “(The round table) showed the collegial nature of the craft beer industry,” Hindy says. “The audience demonstrated the curiosity and support that craft beer drinkers have for our industry.” — NORA McGUNNIGLE GAMBIT > BESTOFNEWORLEANS.COM > APRIL 15 > 2014

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WINE of the week Cremant d’Alsace Calixte Brut Rose, NV ALSACE, FRANCE RETAIL $19

This wine was named for Pope Callixtus II, a 12th century prelate. This cremant, a French sparkling wine not from the region of Champagne, offers plenty of complexity at a reasonable cost. It is produced by Cave Vinicole de Hunawihr in the heart of Alsace’s Grand Cru region, home to some of the sunniest, driest climates in France. The Vosges mountain range protects the vineyards from the sometimes harsh ocean influences. The wine features hand-harvested pinot noir grapes and was produced in methode traditionnelle; it was vinified at low temperatures and went through a second fermentation while aging on its lees for 18 months in the bottle. The wine offers aromas of red berries, a syrup character and an effervescence marked by tiny bubbles. On the palate, one tastes cherry, raspberry, strawberry and blood orange flavors, with hints of bright, fresh fruit and there’s a caramel tinge on the long finish. Drink it as an aperitif or with smoked salmon, foie gras, tuna tartare, shrimp remoulade and even some meat dishes. Buy it at: Swirl Wine Bar and Market. — BRENDA MAITLAND Email Brenda Maitland at winediva1@bellsouth.net


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Farm to Table workshop

10:30 a.m. Tuesday; AARP Community Resource Center, 3502 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 485-2164 10:30 a.m. Thursday New Orleans Public Library, Norman Mayer Branch, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 596-3100

The AARP sponsors two gardening workshops led by Green Light New Orleans director Amanda Joseph. Partipants receive information on starting a summer garden and seeds for eggplant, okra, cucumbers and basil. All ages welcome. Call (504) 485-2164 to register.

Hootenanny

7 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday Grow Dat Youth Farm, 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, (504) 377-8395

www.growdatyouthfarm.org The fundraiser for the farm’s youth programs features music by Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, square dancing, cocktails, beer and food by local chefs including Susan Spicer, Eman Loubier and others. Tickets $35.

Passover pop up dinner

6:30 p.m. Thursday Good Eggs Warehouse, 1746 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 777-3380

www.goodeggs.com/passoverpopup My House NOLA, Good Eggs and Laura Sugerman of Sugerman’s Bagels serve a Passover-themed menu including horseradish deviled quail eggs, bitter herbs salad, winebraised brisket with tart cherries and more. Tickets are $35 and include dinner and open bar.

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He pities the fowl “Mr. T has poultry priorities ... which is why he made sure to visit a fried chicken staple in New Orleans Friday — and he came bearing gifts. The folks at Willie Mae’s Scotch House tell us the ’80s icon passed out ‘Mr. T in Your Pocket’ keychains to the staff ... and took pics with all comers.”

— Gossip website TMZ, reporting on Mr. T’s visit to the Crescent City for Wrestlemania. The reporters at TMZ, always the completists, ran a photo of Mr. T in Willie Mae’s dining room (he was wearing a red stocking cap with sunglasses over it) and reported “T” stood for Tips Well: $25 on a $60 bill.

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1 Carrollton Market 8132 Hampson St., (504) 252-9928

www.carrolltonmarket.com

Louisiana shellfish risotto includes shrimp, oysters, crabmeat and shellfish stock.

2 Clancy’s

6100 Annunciation St., (504) 895-1111

www.clancysneworleans.com

Risotto is made with lobster, mushrooms and truffles.

3 Mariza

2900 Chartres St., (504) 598-5700

www.marizaneworleans.com

Duck confit and cracklings top risotto with cauliflower.

4 Maximo’s Italian Grill 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883

www.maximosgrill.com

Risotto incorporates cremini mushrooms, truffles, asparagus, grape tomatoes and Romano cheese.

5 Three Muses

536 Frenchmen St., (504) 252-4801

www.thethreemuses.com

Beet risotto is made with local beets, shiitake mushrooms and arugula. 

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Out 2 Eat is an index of Gambit contract advertisers. Unless noted, addresses are for New Orleans. Dollar signs represent the average cost of a dinner entree: $ — under $10; $$ — $11 to $20; $$$ — $21 or more. To update information in the Out 2 Eat listings, email willc@gambitweekly.com, fax 483-3116 or call Will Coviello at 483-3106. Deadline is 10 a.m. Monday.

AFRICAN Motherland Cafe — 1535 Basin 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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Huh! A Restaurant & Bar — 3401 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 229-2484; 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. $$

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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) 443-8000; www. treasurechestcasino.com — The all-youcan-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 houseground 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) 3012755; www.saucysnola.com — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked 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 — 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 buttermilk ranch or honey-mustard dressing. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Cheeseburger Eddie’s — 4517 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www.mredsno.com — This eatery serves a variety of specialty burgers, Mr. Ed’s fried chicken, sandwiches, po-boys, salads, tacos, wings and shakes. Besides patty melts and chili-cheeseburgers, there also are seafood burgers featuring tuna, salmon or crabmeat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE 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 Wed.-Sun., lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Cafe Freret — 7329 Freret St., (504) 8617890; www.cafefreret.com — Breakfast includes 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) 482-1264; 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) 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and 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. $

CHINESE Five Happiness — 3511 S. Carrollton 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. $

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 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) 5254455; www.bayona.com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ The Delachaise — 3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com — The bar offers an award-winning wine list and full restaurant menu. Mussels are steamed with Thai chili and lime leaf. Chicken mofongo features plantains stuffed with stewed chicken. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$


OUT to EAT Fulton Alley — 600 Fulton St., (504) 208-5569; www.fultonalley.com — The kitchen at this upscale bowling alley offers Southern-influenced cuisine. The menu includes sandwiches, salads, meat pies, sliders, deviled eggs and smoked and fried chicken wings. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ Ivy — 5015 Magazine St., (504) 899-1330 — Chef Sue Zemanick offers a selection of small plates. Grilled lobster is served with arugula, roasted potatoes and corn. Warm snow crab claws come with truffle butter. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit Cards. $$ Suis Generis — 3219 Burgundy St., (504) 309-7850; www.suisgeneris.com — The constantly changing menu includes vegan dishes and house-made pasta. Sauteed sea scallops are served with fried green tomatoes, snap peas and sweet and spicy mango ginger ambrosia sauce. No reservations. Dinner Wed.-Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards accepted. $$

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. $

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. 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

Saints & Sinners — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola. com — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, poboys, 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. $$$ Tableau — 616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463; www.tableaufrenchquarter.com — Bacon-wrapped oysters en brochette are served with roasted garlic butter and grilled Two Run Farm lamb chops served with New Orleans-style barbecue sauce. Balcony and courtyard dining available. Reservations resommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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. Reservations 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. $$

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. $$

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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Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 8882010; 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 — Pork rib chops are 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

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. $$$ Maximo’s Italian Grill — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www.maximosgrill.com — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habanero-infused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ 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. $$$ Red Gravy — 125 Camp St., (504) 5618844; www.redgravycafe.com — The cafe serves rustic Italian fare. Pork bracciole features pork loin stuffed with cheese, currants and pignoli nuts that is braised slowly in tomato sauce and served over house-made pappardelle. Reservations accepted. Lunch and brunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 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. $$

JAPANESE 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) 4109997; 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. $$ Rock-N-Sake — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com — Rockn-There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ 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 accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

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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. $$

offers contemporary Creole dishes including barbecue shrimp, redfish couvillion, gumbo and catfish and shrimp dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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Marti’s — 1041 Dumaine St., (504) 5225478; www.martisnola.com — 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, house-made salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail with 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 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 late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ Pyramids Cafe — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN Casa Borrega — 1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 427-0654; www. facebook.com/casaborrega — 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. $$ Juan’s Flying Burrito — 2018 Magazine St., (504) 486-9950; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 569-0000; www. juansflyingburrito.com — Juan’s serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, salads and more. Roasted pork tacos are topped with spicy slaw. Vegetarian Mardi Gras Indian tacos feature roasted corn, beans, cheese and spicy slaw on corn tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Lucy’s Retired Surfers’ Bar & Restaurant — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurders.com — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD Bombay Club — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www.thebombayclub. com — Louisiana crab and roasted Creole tomato fondue is finished with manchego cheese, scallions and grilled crostini. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight 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 Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. 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. $$ Little Gem Saloon — 445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; www. littlegemsaloon.com — Little Gem offers contemporary and Creole dishes. Louisiana black drum is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and served with spinach, blackeyed peas and sherry cream. Rabbit and cauliflower gratin is served with apple-cabbage preserves. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ 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 — 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. $$ Joey K’s — 3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant. com — This casual eatery serves fried seafood platters, salads, sandwiches and Creole favorites such as red beans and rice. Daily specials include braised lamb shank, lima beans with a ham hock and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Katie’s Restaurant — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www. katiesinmidcity.com — The Cajun Cuban features roast pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. 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 — Korean-style fried chicken is served with chili-garlic sauce and kimchi slaw. Lucky Rooster soup comes with five-spice 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


OUT to EAT 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 oil and garlic brushed crust with shiitake, button and portobello mushrooms, carmelized onions, mozzarella, montamore and Parmesan cheeses and black truffle oil. 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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Killer Poboys — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www.killerpoboys.com — 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. $ Mahony’s Po-Boy Shop — 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www. mahonyspoboys.com — The Peacemaker layers fried local oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese on Leidenheimer French bread. Angus’ pot roast beef po-boy is served dressed on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Short Stop Po-Boys — 119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboysno. com — Popular po-boy options include fried shrimp or fried oysters and roast beef, featuring beef slow cooked in its own jus. Short

SEAFOOD 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. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Bourbon House — 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse. com — Bourbon House serves seafood dishes including New Orleans barbecue shrimp, redfish cooked with the skin on, oysters from the raw bar and more. Large picture windows offer views of Bourbon Street. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ 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. $$ Galley Seafood Restaurant — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 8320955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Grand Isle — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; www. grandislerestaurant.com — The Isle sampler 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 vegetables and potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Mr. Ed’s Seafood & Italian Restaurant — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.mredsno.com — The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$

STEAKHOUSE 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 late-night 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. $$

THAI Thai Mint — 1438 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-9001; www.thaimintrestaurant.com — Basil eggplant features pork, chicken, beef or shrimp sauteed with eggplant, onions, bell peppers and basil in spicy sauce. The Adamun Hunter features a soft-shell crab over sauteed scallops and calamari, spicy shrimp, long beans and sweet basil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and 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. $$ Lin’s — 3715 Westbank Expressway, (504) 340-0178; www.linsmenu. com — The menu includes Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai dishes. Singapore-style vermicelli is a stir fry of noodles, shrimp, pork, bean sprouts, carrots and bamboo shoots. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$ 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 cooked in house, soaked in gravy and served dressed 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. $

Stop’s gumbo combines smoked andouille sausage and chicken. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., early dinner Mon.-Thu., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

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Rev. Grant Storms’ protests at Southern Decadence and local business owners that have staked space and claims of providing alternatives to Bourbon Street’s attractions. In his research, Campanella pored through ledgers recording the first concert hall licenses, looked at the rise of nightclubs in the 1920s and examined vice records from the 1950s and District Attorney Jim Garrison’s targeted crackdowns. Campanella has published six books about New Orleans, including Geographies of New Orleans, but he only became interested in Bourbon Street following Hurricane Katrina, when he noticed how the strip jumped back to life. “I myself went through an obligatory phase where if one is a serious student of the city, you have to hate Bourbon Street.” he says. “Katrina helped me realize how arrogant and silly that was. Once I stopped hating, I started learning.” Campanella is quick to stress that he is not defending the street or taking a position on its virtues or vices. “It’s not about what I think of the music or the food there,” he says. “It’s about me as a geographer tying to explain this fundamentally historical, geographical phenomenon. … If people hate Bourbon Street, that’s fine with me. If they love it, that’s fine with me too.” Many of the people who enjoy the street, for whatever reason, aren’t as outspoken about it as those on the polarized extremes. Who are they? “Most working-to-middle class people in the metro area see Bourbon Street as harmless, naughty fun,” Campanella says. “They go there after [New Orleans] Saints games. They don’t regularly go there. They generally like it and roll their eyes and say, ‘Oh, that Bourbon Street.’” Denunciations of the strip don’t change that. Nor do the throngs of party-hearty tourists.

“Culturally savvy newcomers have learned that heaping disdain Tulane University geographer on Bourbon Street as soon as Richard Campanella studies the possible exhibits your cultural bona cultural history and geography of New Orleans through its most fides and showcases your sophistifamous street. cation,” Campanella says, providing P H O T O BY PAU L A an example: “‘If I hate that which B U R C H - C EL EN TA N O is not real, then I must be real.’ People use Bourbon to illustrate to others that they are a savvy insidBourbon Street: A History er, they have taste and they know By Richard Campanella what’s culturally ‘authentic.’” Instead, Campanella invites LSU Press people to explore the space. “What’s fascinated me about it is that this phenomenon has no inventor, it has no board of directors, it has no head,” Campanella says. “It bubbled up from New Orleans society by New Orleanians, disproportionately immigrants. It emerged to become what it is today locally. Here we are relishing localism and dismissing one of the most economically successful fruits of localism.” But there’s plenty of opportunity for more research, Campanella says. “My book just scratches the surface.”

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f anyone, local or visitor, has ever told you he or she was going to Bourbon Street for academic or research purposes, there was good reason to be skeptical. No serious, in-depth book or scholarly paper on the strip has ever been published. Until now. Tulane University geographer Richard Campanella’s Bourbon Street: A History (LSU Press) explores the history and life of New Orleans’ most famous street. And yes, he did plenty of primary research. “Every 10 days for a year, from 2010 to 2011, I would go up and down Bourbon Street with counters in each hand,” Campanella says. “For two minutes, I’d measure pedestrian flows — by gender; I’d count the number of people on balconies. There’s order and structure to how people move. Once you analyze it as social artifact, you realize how fascinating it is.” His detailed portrait of Bourbon Street is far from being just a cold look at numbers. As Campanella notes in his preface and explores in chapters focusing on the last 70 years, the loudest opinions about Bourbon Street are from people who love it or hate it, but mostly hate it. The street makes strange bedfellows of fundamentalist Christians, who denounce its debauchery, and liberals and hipsters who dismiss it or ridicule its lack of “authenticity.” “I am fascinated that people hate it,” he says. “I am not missioned to make people not hate it. Phenomena that’s popular with the masses gets less emphasis until the passage of time intervenes and we see it in a different light.” As a frontier and port city, New Orleans has always had rough and tumble districts known for drinking and vice, he notes, and there’s no reason to ignore them. “People used to condemn Storyville as being something offensive and deviant from the New Orleans story,” Campanella says. “Now we look at it as essential to the New Orleans story. There’s all sorts of scholarship about it.” But it isn’t vice that drew him to Bourbon Street. It’s simply unavoidable that the strip has drawn many millions of visitors and is inextricably associated with the city. “Whenever tens of millions of people come together, complexity ensues,” he says. “That’s in addition to 18th- and 19th-century buildings, the municipal history, the social and ethnic history, the craftsmen who worked on the street.” The book leaves no stone unturned, from the layout of the French Quarter streets by early colonists to the writings of recent restaurant reviewers, the

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MUSIC LISTINGS

Casa Borrega — Sasha Masakowski & Jenna McSwain, 6:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 8; Arsene DeLay, 10 COMPLETE LISTINGS AT WWW.BESTOFNEWORLEANS.COM

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TUESDAY 15 AllWays Lounge — Wasted Lives, 9 Banks Street Bar — Jon Roniger, 9 Blue Nile (Balcony Room) — Open Ears Music Series, 9; Jesse Morrow’s Tax Day Sextet, 10 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8; The Yakiniku All-Stars, 10:30 Circle Bar — Black Lillies, 10 d.b.a. — Treme Brass Band, 9

The Maison — Gregory Agid, 6; Margie Perez, 9

Circle Bar — Deleted Scenes, De Lune Deluge, The Ben Jones Band, 10 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7; Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Natasha, 9:30

Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10:30

Gasa Gasa — Adam Shipley, Noah Gundersen, Armon Jay, 8

Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30

Hi-Ho Lounge — Daria & the Hip-Drops, 9

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

House of Blues — Jet Lounge, 11

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Stanton Moore Trio record release party, 8 & 10

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jazz Band, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8

Spotted Cat — Andy Forest, 4; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6; Smokin’ Time Jazz Club, 10

House of Blues (The Parish) — Dar WIlliams, 7

Kermit’s Treme Mother-InLaw Lounge — Kid Merv, 7

Three Muses — Ken Schwartz, 5; Schatzy, 7

Dragon’s Den — Divergent Rhythms feat. The Real Steven, 10

WEDNESDAY 16

Little Gem Saloon — Glen David Andrews, 8

Gasa Gasa — Progression hosted by Sasha Masakowski, 8

Apple Barrel — Barbarella Blue, 5:30

Hi-Ho Lounge — The Most Wanted Brass Band, 21st Century Brass Band, 10

Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon,  10 Blue Nile — New Orleans Rhythm Devils, 7; Caesar Brothers feat. Red Hawk Hunters Indians, 10 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 7 Cafe Negril — Gettin’ It, 7; Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — New Orleans Jazz Institute’s Master Series, 8 Little Gem Saloon — Charlie Miller, 5 Louisiana Music Factory — Smoking Time Jazz Club, 6

AllWays Lounge — Bustin Out, 10

The Maison — The Messy Cookers Jazz Band, 6; The Upstarts, 9:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Maple Leaf Tribute Series feat. Raymond Weber, Eric Vogel, Nigel Hall, Andrew Block, 7 NOCCA Riverfront Lupin Hall — Jazz Senior Recital, 7 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 Old Point Bar — Lucas Davenport Jam Session, 8

Prime Example — Jesse McBride, Next Generation, 8 Recovery Room Bar & Grill — Oscar & the Bluescats, 8:30 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Johnny J & the Hitmen, Derek Huston, 8 Roosevelt Hotel — Robin Barnes, 5:30 Rusty Nail — Jenn Howard, 9 The Sandbar at UNO — Craig Klein, 7 Siberia — Big Fat and Delicious, The Noshows, Zach Quinn, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; The Orleans 6, 6; Antoine Diel & the New Orleans Misfit Power, 10 Yuki Izakaya — Kanako Fuwa’s Moshi Moshi feat. Detroit Brooks, 8

THURSDAY 17 Armstrong Park — Jazz in the Park: Glen David Andrews, 5th Ward Weebie, Landry-Walker Marching Band, 4 Banks Street Bar — Johnny Kashner & the Hatchet Dogs, 9:30 Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6 Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Tom McDermott & Aurora Nealand, 8; Greg Zola, 11 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Neisha Ruffins, 7:30 Cafe Negril — Chris Klein Trio, 5 Chickie Wah Wah — Susan Cowsill, 9

Circle Bar — King Louie One Man Band, 6; Jordan Prince, 10

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Dave Stryker Quartet, 8 & 10

The Civic Theatre — Umphrey’s McGee, Lionize, 7

Spice Bar & Grill — Stooges Brass Band, 9 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7; Cha Wa, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Todd Duke, 9:30

Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 5; Luke WinslowKing, 7:30

Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Ryan Floyd, 7

Tulane University, Der Rathskeller — Johnaye Kendrick, 7

Freret Street Publiq House — Brass-A-Holics, 9:30

Vaughan’s — Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill & the Heart Attack, 9

Gasa Gasa — The Breton Sound, 8 Historic New Orleans Collection — Concerts in the Courtyard: New Orleans Nightingales, 5:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Lady Sings the Blues feat. Dana Abbott, 5; James Rivers Movement, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Jon Roniger, 7 Little Gem Saloon — Andre Bohren, 5; Nayo Jones, Kermit Ruffins, 8 The Maison — Erin Demastes, 5; Bon Bon Vivant, 7; Barry Stephensons Pocket, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich & Friends, 10:30 Oak — Amanda DuCorbier, 9 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Tuba Skinny, 6 Old Point Bar — Spirit Tonic, 8 Prime Example — Bleu Orleans, Edward Anderson, 8 & 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, 8:30 Roosevelt Hotel — Sasha Masakowski, 5:30 Siberia — Tee Chaoui Social Club, La Band De Plaquemines, 9

Yuki Izakaya — Norbert Slama, 8; Black Pearl, 11

FRIDAY 18 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Apple Barrel — Barbarella Blue, 5:30 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7 Blue Nile (Balcony Room) — Mike Dillon Band, 10 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6; Linnzi Zaorski, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Honor, 5; Peter Novelli, 8 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Guitar Slim Jr., 7:30 Cafe Negril — El DeOrazio, 7 Carrollton Station Bar and Music Club — Helen Gillet, 9 Casa Borrega — Los Caballeros del Son, 7:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Paul Sanchez, 8 Circle Bar — Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, Grace Askew, 10 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 PAGE 38

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Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9:30

Lafayette Square — Wednesdays at the Square: Honey Island Swamp Band, Billy Iuso & Restless Natives, 5

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lars Edegran, Topsy Chapman & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8

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d.b.a. — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Gristle Candy feat. John Papa Gros, Alex McMurray, Jake Eckert, Casandra Faulconer, Russ Broussard, 10

The BEATnik — Jason Neville Band, 9

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Herlin Riley Quartet, 8 & 10

DMac’s — Vincent Marini, 7

Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Trio, 7; Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet, 10 Blue Nile (Balcony Room) — Soul Project NOLA, 9:30

Spotted Cat — Russell Welch’s Gypsy Band, 2; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Joe Krown Trio, 10 Freret Street Publiq House — George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners, 9 Golden Lantern — Nighthawk, 7 Hangar 13 — Glow Rage Paint Party, Rroid Drazr, Kidd Love, 9 Hi-Ho Lounge — Ritual, DJ Kung Fu Chris, 9 House of Blues — YG, DJ Mustard 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Piano Professor Series, 5; Carl LeBlanc, 8 Kermit’s Treme Mother-InLaw Lounge — Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, 10

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Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Tuba Skinny, 7; Big Sam’s Funky Nation, 11 Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Hall — Dr. Michael White, 5

Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 7; To Be Continued Brass Band, 10 Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like It Hot, 11 a.m.; Dave Easley, 8 Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6 d.b.a. — The Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6

Little Gem Saloon — Lucas Davenport, 5; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 8; Ra Ra Racket, 10:30

Hangar 13 — Democritus, Catfish Orchestra, Alpha Rhythm in the Mercy Circus, 9:30; Flyy By Nite, 1 a.m.

The Maison — Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7; New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, 7; Sexual Thunder, 10; Jesse Smith Project, midnight

Hi-Ho Lounge — DJ Soul Sister’s Hustle, 11

House of Blues (The Parish) — Eric Hutchinson, 7

Howlin’ Wolf — Mystikal, YMCMB Flow, Kidd Kidd, 3D Na’Tee, 9:30

Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10

Siberia — Terranova, The Unnaturals, Norco Lapalco, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ellis Marsalis Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 St. Roch Tavern — James Jordan & the Lonely Nights Band, 8 Three Muses — Royal Roses, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9 Tipitina’s — Uptown Get Down feat. Chicken George, Quickie Mart, Unicorn Fukr, Tony Skratchere, 10

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Circle Bar — The Fake Carls, 10

Banks Street Bar — The Pears, The Atom Age, 11

Gasa Gasa — Suicideyear, Young Hedons, Erlbot, 9

Pearl Wine Co. — Sarah Gromko Trio, 8

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Chickie Wah Wah — Creole Soul, 9

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Le Bon Temps Roule — Tom Worrell, 7

Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Chapel Blues, 9:30

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Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Vivaz!, 10

Oak — Billy Iuso, 9

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Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders feat. Jerry Jumonville & Freddy Staehle, 5; Staehle, Paxton & Stone, 8; Noggin, 11

Three Muses — Sarah Quintana, 6; Mumbles, 9 Tipitina’s — SwampGrease, 9 Twist of Lime — Mad Dog, 9 Yuki Izakaya — Norbert Slama, 8; Montegut, 11

Kerry Irish Pub — Patrick Cooper, 7

Maple Leaf Bar — Colin Lake Band, 8

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Bombay Club — Lucas Davenport, 6; Sasha Masakowski, 9:30

21st Amendment — Chance Bushman, Adam Arredondo, Russell Ramirez, Joseph Faison, 8 Banks Street Bar — Nick Name & the Valmonts, The No Shows, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Shannon Powell Band, 5; Lady After Dark feat. Quiana Lynell, midnight Kermit’s Treme MotherIn-Law Lounge — Neshia Ruffins, 7 Kerry Irish Pub — Beth Patterson, 7 Little Gem Saloon — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7 & 9 Louisiana Music Factory — Alexandra Scott, 2; The Mumbles, 3 The Maison — Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Chegadao, 10; Street Legends Brass Band, midnight Maple Leaf Bar — Gaynielle Neville, 7 Oak — Jon Roniger, 9 Old Point Bar — Diablo’s Horns, 9:30 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — The Wiseguys, 9:30 Roosevelt Hotel — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9 Siberia — Alex McMurray, 6; Suplecs, The Weakness, 10

DMac’s — Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 6 Gasa Gasa — Thee Silver Mount Zion, 8 Hangar 13 — Bass Massive Mob, 10 Hi-Ho Lounge — Stellars Jay, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Lu & Charlie’s Revisited feat. Germain Bazzle, 8 Kermit’s Treme Mother-InLaw Lounge — Treme Brass Band, 7 The Maison — Dave Easley, 5; Linnzi Zaorski, 7; Soul Project, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 10 Old Point Bar — Tom Witek Quartet, 7 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters, 8 Siberia — Attrition, Shadow Gallery, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Dr. Michael White, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rites of Swing, 2; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10 Three Muses — Raphael & Norbert, 5:30; Debbie Davis, 8 Tipitina’s — Cajun Fais Do-Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5; Todd Snider, 7:30 UNO Lakefront Arena — Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, Lil Boosie, 8


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Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 Banks Street Bar — South Jones, 9 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 Blue Nile — Higher Heights, 9 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6

Gasa Gasa — Magnetic Mondays feat. Magnetic Ear, 8

tion Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8

Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 8

The Roosevelt Hotel Bar — Jazz Factory Night with the James Partridge Septet, 9

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 Kermit’s Treme Mother-InLaw Lounge — Bobby Love & Friends, 7

Buffa’s Lounge — New Orleans Traditional Jazz Camp, 8

The Maison — Chicken and Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7; The New Orleans Super Jam, 9:30

Chickie Wah Wah — Alexis & the Samurai, 8

Maple Leaf Bar — George Porter Jr., 7

Circle Bar — Protomartyr, Whatever Brains, 10

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Olivia DeHavilland Mosquitoes, 9

Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 7

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

Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 Old Point Bar — Romy Kaye Jazz Trio, 7 Preservation Hall — Preserva-

Siberia — Debauche, G-String Orchestra, 6 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Joe Cabral, 7 Yuki Izakaya — Miki Fujii & Friends, 8

CLASSICAL/CONCERTS Attaca String Quartet. Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, 3900 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-3431; www.rayneumc.org — 7 p.m. Friday.

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NOW SHOWING 300: Rise of an Empire (R) — A Greek general leads the fight against Persian invaders. Clearview, Slidell 50 to 1 (PG-13) — Cowboys from New Mexico compete in the Kentucky Derby. Elmwood, Slidell, Regal Bad Words (R) — A spelling bee failure (Jason Bateman) competes again as a grown-up. Elmwood, Westbank, Canal Place Beyond All Boundaries (NR) — The museum screens a “4-D” film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. WWII

Divergent (PG-13) — In a world where being different means certain death, a young girl must learn why before it’s too late. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Canal Place Draft Day (PG-13) — The Cleveland Browns’ general manager (Kevin Costner) works hard to acquire the No. 1 draft pick. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Kenner, Slidell, Canal Place Frankie & Alice (R) — A go-go dancer with multiple personalities (Halle Berry) starts seeing a psychotherapist. Elmwood, Westbank God’s Not Dead (PG) — A student’s faith is tested when his professor challenges that God does not exist. Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal

Great White Shark 3D (NR) — Shark encounters are shared in the documentary. Entergy IMAX Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D (G) — Morgan Freeman narrates a film about lemurs in Madagascar. Entergy IMAX The LEGO Movie (PG) — A Lego block man is recruited to join an epic building quest. Elmwood Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) — A boy and dog travel through time in this animated movie. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal Muppets Most Wanted (PG) — The Muppets become involved in a heist while on a tour of Europe. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal Need for Speed (PG-13) — A street racer (Aaron Paul) plots revenge on the man who once sent him to prison. Westbank Noah (PG-13) — A man takes drastic measures to protect his family in an impending flood. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Canal Place 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. Elmwood Oculus (R) — A woman tries to convince the authorities that a supernatural being, not her brother, committed a murder. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Canal Place

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of blue macaws tries to adjust to life in the Amazon. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal

The Unknown Known (PG13) — Errol Morris examines the career of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Canal Place

Sabotage (R) — An elite DEA team is taken out after robbing a drug cartel. Elmwood, Westbank

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Son of God (PG-13) — Jesus Christ’s story, from birth to resurrection, is told. Elmwood, Westbank

Bears (G) — This Disney nature documentary follows a bear family in Alaska. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG13) — Captain America (Chris Evans) battles a Soviet agent. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Canal Place

The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) — In Wes Anderson’s caper, a hotel concierge befriends a lobby boy. Elmwood, Kenner, Slidell, Prytania, Canal Place

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FILM LISTINGS A Haunted House 2 (R) — More paranormal events happen to Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) in the sequel to last year’s comedic horror. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal Heaven Is for Real (PG) — Randall Wallace directs the film adaptation of Todd Burpo’s book about a dad sharing his son’s story of going to Heaven. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal

Least Favorite Love Songs (NR) — The locally produced online comedy focuses on a young Bywater woman. 10 p.m. Sunday. Indywood Theater Left Behind: The Story of the New Orleans Public Schools (NR) — The documentary focuses on New Orleans public schools in the 20042005 year. 3 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday. Indywood Theater

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Life of Brian (R) — Born on the first Christmas, Brian spends his life being mistaken for Jesus. 10 p.m. Sunday. Prytania

The Blind Side (PG-13) — A woman and her family helps a homeless boy who becomes a star football player. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Norwood Thompson Park Blue Is the Warmest Color (NC-17) — One young woman matures after falling in love with another young woman. 9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday. Indywood Theater

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Jules et Jim (NR) — Two friends and a woman are caught in a love triangle. 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday. Indywood Theater

Transcendence (PG-13) — Johnny Depp and Kate Mara star in a sci-fi drama about a dying scientist who downloads his mind into a computer. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Canal Place

1970 Jazz Fest Movies (NR) — Film reels from a former WDSU cameraman show Duke Ellington, Danny Barker and Mahalia Jackson at the first Jazz Fest. 6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Old U.S. Mint

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a middle-class Singapore family. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Monday. Zeitgeist

Cheap Thrills (NR) — In this cult comedy, a couple gets two guys at a bar to do dares. 9:15 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Zeitgeist Flakes (NR) — Zooey Deschanel stars in a film about a slacker cereal bar manager in New Orleans. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Indywood Theater Getting Back to Abnormal (NR) — Race, politics and culture of post-Katrina New Orleans are on display. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Indywood Theater Goemon (NR) — This ninja thriller is often called the Japanese version of Robin Hood. 7 p.m. Monday. Cafe Istanbul A Great Day in Harlem (NR) — The story behind a famous photo showing jazz legends comes to life. 7 p.m. Monday. Gasa Gasa I Confess (NR) — Alfred Hitchcock directs a story about a priest who hears a murder confession. 10 a.m. Sunday. Prytania ILO, ILO (NR) — Economic uncertainties challenge

The Missing Picture (NR) — Rithy Panh illustrates the horror associated with Cambodia’s communist party, Khmer Rouge, using claymation and historic footage. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Zeitgeist National Lampoon’s Vacation (R) — In this 1983 Harold Ramis comedy, the Griswold family takes a road trip to a theme park. 8 p.m. Thursday & Sunday. Canal Place Prytania Easter (NR) — There are arts, crafts and other treats for children. 10 a.m. Saturday. Prytania Psycho (R) — Norman Bates manages an eerie motel in this Alfred Hitchcock classic. Midnight Friday-Saturday. Prytania Singin’ in the Rain (G) — The 1952 musical features actors as their industry moves away from silent films. 7:45 p.m. Friday. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden Spring Breakers (R) — James Franco stars as a drug dealer who helps four college girls after they are arrested. 5 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Thursday, 9:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 9:30 p.m. Monday. Indywood Theater TCM Presents: And the Oscar Goes To... (NR) — The documentary illustrates the history of the Academy Awards and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Wednesday. Elmwood Teeth (R) — A high school student defends herself from a sexual assault with a second set of teeth. Midnight Friday. Indywood Theater

Trading Places (R) — A street hustler (Eddie Murphy) and an investment tycoon (Dan Aykroyd) switch places as part of a bet. 10 a.m. Wednesday. Prytania The Whole Gritty City (NR) — The filmmakers follow three New Orleans marching bands to explore their cultural importance. 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Indywood Theater Yojimbo (NR) — The 1961 Japanese film features two competing crime lords. 7 p.m. Thursday, 2:30 p.m. Friday, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 5 p.m. Monday. Indywood Theater AMC Clearview Palace 12: Clearview Mall, 4486 Veterans Blvd., Metairie., (504) 887-1257. www.amctheatres.com AMC Elmwood Palace 20: 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan., (504) 733-2029. www.amctheatres.com AMC Westbank Palace 16: 1151 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey., (504) 263-2298. www.amctheatres. com Cafe Istanbul: New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 940-1130. www.neworleanshealingcenter.org Chalmette Movies: 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette., (504) 304-9992. www.chalmettemovies.com Entergy IMAX Theatre: 1 Canal St., (504) 581-4629. www. auduboninstitute.org Gasa Gasa: 4920 Freret St., (504) 304-7110. www.gasagasa.com The Grand 16 Slidell: 1950 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell., (985) 641-1889. www.thegrandtheatre.com Indywood Theater: 630 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 345-8804. will@indywood.org. www.indywood.org National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater: 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944. www.nationalww2museum. org Norwood Thompson Park: 7200 Forshey St., (504) 658-3000. www.nola.gov/ nordc Old U.S. Mint: 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993. www.crt.state.la.us/museum/ properties/usmint Prytania Theatre: 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787. www.theprytania.com Regal Covington Stadium 14: 69348 Louisiana State Hwy. 121, Covington., (985) 871-7787. www.regmovies.com Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park., (504) 658-4100. www.noma. org The Theatres at Canal Place: The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 5812540. www.thetheatres.com Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center: 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858. www.zeitgeistinc.net


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0876; www.coupdoeilartconsortium.com — “Geometry of Sound,” displays of scores by composers, through May 10. Courtyard Gallery. 1129 Decatur St., (504) 330-0134; www.woodartandmarketing. com — New Orleans-themed reclaimed wood carvings by Daniel Garcia, ongoing.

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Historic New Orleans Collection. Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art, 400 Chartres St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc.org/ nelson-galleries — “Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere,” by Richard Sexton, opens Tuesday. Ogden Museum of Southern Art. 925 Camp St., (504) 5399600; www.ogdenmuseum. org — “Sense of Place, Part II: Selections from the Permanent Collection at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art,” opening reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday. “Shadows of History: Photographs from the Civil War from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell,” opening reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

GALLERIES

Academy Gallery. 5256 Magazine St., (504) 899-8111; www.noafa.com — “Closer Examination” by Ronna Harris and “New Work” by Butler Steltemeier, through May 2.

Beneito’s Art. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 891-9170; www. bernardbeneito.com — Oil paintings by Beneito Bernard, ongoing. Carol Robinson Gallery. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery. com — “Artists of Faith,” group exhibition, through Sunday. 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 — “Altars and Monuments,” abstract paintings by Richard Johnson, through April 26. Coup D’oeil Art Consortium. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 722-

The Front. 4100 St. Claude Ave., (504) 301-8654; www.nolafront.org — “Grown Ass Kid,” mixed media group exhibition, through May 4. Gallery Burguieres. 736 Royal St., (504) 301-1119; www.galleryburguieres.com — Mixed media by Ally Burguieres, ongoing. Garden District Gallery. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery.com — “Three Voices: New Work,” paintings by Kat Fitzpatrick, Susan Hotard and Kris Wenschuh, through April 27. Graphite Galleries. 936 Royal St., (504) 565-3739; www.graphitenola.com — Group mixed media exhibition, ongoing. The Hotel Modern. 936 St. Charles Ave., 504-962-0900; www.thehotelmodern.com — “The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, Chapter 3,” mixed media by Sanford Biggers, through May 31. PAGE 44

Alex Beard Studio. 712 Royal St., (504) 309-0394; www. alexbeardstudio.com — Drawings and paintings by Alex Beard, 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 — Mixed media craft exhibition by Abe Geasland, Craig Taylor, Jivita Harris Casey and Alix Travis, through April. Arthur Roger Gallery. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; www. arthurrogergallery.com — “The Swinging Pendulum,” mixed media by Edward Whiteman and “The People of New Orleans from A to Z,” car-

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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.

toons by Bunny Matthews, through Saturday.

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.

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Du Mois Gallery. 4609 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; www. dumoisgallery.com — “Drinks from the River,” ceramics by Anthony Stellaccio and “Dream Series,” multimedia drawings by Caroline Hill, through April 26.

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by Sibylle Peretti The mysterious figurative MAY glass sculptures in Sibylle Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St. Peretti’s I Search in Snow (504) 525-0518 expo at Callan Contempowww.callancontemporary.com rary feature young children who seem far removed from the playfully animated kids we normally encounter. As otherworldly as creatures in myths and fairy tales, Peretti’s children exist in dreamlike settings they share with sinuous plants and small animals. Deftly rendered in a pale, soft palette of translucent white and magenta kiln-formed glass, they evoke the fantastical inner life we experienced when we were very young, or perhaps the echoes of that magically boundless time that may reappear in our dreams. For Peretti, childhood and dreams are part of nature, and her work has long been inspired by the legends of “feral children” who lived outside human society, a phenomenon that melds modern notions of alienation and the traditional nature mysticism of Peretti’s native Germany. Whatever the reason, her kids have the trancelike quality associated with hermits who communicate with wild animals, as we see in To Know a Hawk, where a near-catatonic boy exchanges meaningful gazes with a hawk while other birds seem to cluster on his chest and shoulders. In Snowchild (pictured), a young girl sleeps as hawks gather around her, and here the child is inseparable from the wild world. Both works are crafted from white kiln-forged glass that looks almost like Carrera marble, giving them a classical aura that contrasts with their psychological vibe. In the wall pieces, children often appear connected to each other by sinuous magenta vines or silver branches, visual effects that reach their most elaborate fruition in her magical bell jar series. In White Hawk 3, two hawks appear under a grapelike cluster of icy clear glass, and only from certain angles can a child’s face be seen in the dome’s mirrored rear surfaces. In these and other works, Peretti’s children suggest near-mythical creatures whose profound silences enable connections with wild nature and its equivalents in the deep recesses of the poetic imagination. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

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J & S Gallery. 3801 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 952-9163 — Wood carvings and paintings by local artists, ongoing.

lamadamabazarre.com — Group exhibition celebrating the whimsical and weird side of Louisiana, ongoing.

Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com — “My New Orleans,” paintings by Adam K. Hall, through April.

LeMieux Galleries. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com — “Color is a Vessel,” paintings by Benjamin J. Shamback, through Saturday.

Live Art Studio. 4207 Dumaine St., (504) 484-7245; www. liveartstudio.com — “Jazz Musicians,” giclee prints by Sarah Stiehl, and “Louisiana Waltz,” photography by Richard Weller, through May 31.

La Madama Bazarre. 1007 St. Mary St., (504) 236-5076; www.

Lisa Victoria Gallery. 616 Royal St., (504) 315-0850; www.lisavic-

M. Francis Gallery. 1938 Burgundy St., (504) 931-1915; www.

toriagallery.com — Mixed media group exhibition, ongoing.


ART LISTINGS mfrancisgallery.com — Acrylic on canvas by Myesha, ongoing. Michalopoulos Gallery. 617 Bienvillte St., (504) 558-0505; www.michalopoulos.com — “Down and Dirty,” paintings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing. 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 — Etching and screenprints by Greg Giegucz and inside-out glass sculptures by Jason Christian, through April. Newcomb Art Gallery. Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; www.newcombartgallery.tulane.edu — “Early Modern Faces: European Portraits 1480-1780,” old master painting exhibition, through June 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 and Nellrea Simpson and others. Scott Edwards Photography Gallery. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581; www.scottedwardsgallery.com — “De Troit,” photographic homage to Detroit by Joseph Crachiola, through June 7. “One Foot in the Swamp: Portraits & Daydreams as Photographs,” photography by Zack Smith, through Aug. 2.

Staple Goods. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; www. postmedium.org/staplegoods — “The Simulated Tide,” paintings about water by Bonnie Maygarden, through May 4. Stella Jones Gallery. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, (504) 568-9050; www.stellajonesgallery.com — “Conjuring New Orleans Music: Voodoo, Gumbo and Snowballs, Too,” mixed media group exhibition, through May 31. Ten Gallery. 4432 Magazine St., (504) 333-1414; www. facebook.com/nolaartsalon — “RCAA Redux,” art by RENew Cultural Arts Academy students curated by Ryan Lindburg, through April 27. UNO-St. Claude Gallery. 2429 St. Claude Ave., (504) 280-6493; www.finearts.uno.edu — “UNO MFA Alumni Exhibition,” mixed media curated by Rebecca Lee Reynolds, through May 4. “You Are a Weird Bird,” mixed media by Natalie McLaurin, through May 4.

Whisnant Galleries. 343 Royal St., (504) 524-9766; www. whisnantgalleries.com — Ethnic, religious and antique art, sculpture, textile and porcelain, ongoing.

the past 30 years, through June 15. Historic New Orleans Collection. 533 Royal St., (504) 5234662; www.hnoc.org — “Shout, Sister, Shout! The Boswell Sisters of New Orleans,” mixed media exhibition about a local 1920s and 1930s trio, through Oct. 26.

Bonjour Lingerie. 4214 Magazine St., (504) 309-8014; www. facebook.com/bonjournola — Mixed media black light art by Mario Ortiz, ongoing.

Longue Vue House and Gardens. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — “Spring Tour: The Iris Walk and Caroline Dormon,” a guided tour of the Louisiana iris bloom, Thu., April 17, 1 to 1:45 & 2 to 2:45 p.m. “Longue Vue After School: Fluttery Butterfly,” an education in butterflies, Thu., April 17, 3:30 to 5 p.m. “Simply Silver,” exhibition of three centuries of silver, through April.

Buffa’s Lounge. 1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038; www.buffaslounge.com — Festive photographs by Rita Posselt, through May 3.

Louisiana Children’s Museum. 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org — Architecture exhibit by The Historic New Orleans Collection, ongoing.

The Country Club. 634 Louisa St., (504) 945-0742; www.thecountryclubneworleans.com — “All Amzie All the Time,” group exhibition of art celebrating Amzie Adams, ongoing.

Louisiana State Museum Cabildo. 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. state.la.us — “The Louisiana Photographs of Robert Tebbs,” photos of 1926 plantations, through June 1. “Images and Instruments: Medical History,” artifacts and images of 19th and 20th century medical equipment, ongoing.

SPARE SPACES Basin Street Station. 501 Basin St., (504) 293-2600; www. basinststation.com — Scale model of 1915 French Quarter, ongoing.

Gravier Street Social. 523 Gravier St.; www.gravierstreetsocial.com — “Graffiti on Canvas,” paintings by Josh Wingerter, through April. Hey! Cafe. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www.heycafe. biz — Cartoons from Feast Yer Eyes magazine, ongoing. La Divina Gelateria. 621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; www. ladivinagelateria.com — Art and photographs by Thom Bennett, Mary Moring and Rita Posselt, ongoing. Top Drawer Antiques. 4310 Magazine St., (504) 897-1004; www.topdrawerantiques.net — Mixed media black light art by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. Treo. 3835 Tulane Ave., (504) 650-9844; www.treonola. com — Mixed media group exhibition, ongoing.

CALL FOR ARTISTS The Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography. A $5,000 grant is awarded to a Gulf Coast photographer. Visit www. neworleansphotoalliance.org for details. Deadline Tuesday. No Dead Artists. Art is sought for the 18th annual No Dead Artists. Visit www.jonathanferraragallery.com for details. Deadline June 16.

MUSEUMS Contemporary Arts Center. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno.org — “hello I AM,” contemporary art by New Orleans teenagers, through May 17. “30 Americans,” group exhibition of black art from

Louisiana State Museum Presbytere. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm. crt.state.la.us — “Krewe of Hermes: The Diamond Jubilee,” an overview of the Carnival organization, through Dec. 1. “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items and “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond” 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 — “Photography and the American Civil War,” through May 4. “Rematch,” a retrospective of conceptual artist Mel Chin, through May 25. Ogden Museum of Southern Art. 925 Camp St., (504) 5399600; www.ogdenmuseum. org — “I’ll Save You Tomorrow,” mixed media by Juan Logan and “Into the Light II,” Southern photography group exhibition, through July 20. Williams Research Center. Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., (504) 5234662; www.hnoc.org — “From Cameo to Close Up: Louisiana in Film,” the history of movie-making in New Orleans as seen in posters, photographs and more, through Nov. 26.

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weekend before jazz fest

Arts market

A vibrant market featuring fine art and craa, delicious food and accvices for kids 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Palmer Park, at the corner of S. Carrollton & S. Claiborne Aves. For more info call: (504) 523-1465 or visit: www.artscouncilofneworleans.org

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Sheila Phipps Studio & Gallery. 8237 Oak St., (504) 5966031 — Oil and acrylic portraits and abstracts, ongoing.

Vieux Carre Gallery. 507 St. Ann St., (504) 522-2900; www. vieuxcarregallery.com — “Urban Vignettes,” paintings by Sarah Stiehl, through Tuesday.

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THEATER Beyond Acceptance. Dryades Theater, 1232 Oretha C. Haley Blvd — The New Orleans Queer Youth Theater’s debut public performance. Tickets start at $15. 8 p.m. FridaySaturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. The Golden Girls Return. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre.com — Varla Jean Merman, Ricky Graham, Brooklyn Shaffer, Brian Johnston and Becky Allen perform episodes of the sitcom. Tickets $30. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. The Normal Heart. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 758-5590; www.theallwayslounge.com — Kris Shaw directs Larry Kramer’s play the AIDS crisis and activism in 1980s New York. Tickets $25. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Shoebox Lounge. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; www. theshadowboxtheatre.com — Jen Pagan’s solo show merges memoir and stand-up comedy. Tickets start at $10. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

CABARET, BURLESQUE & VARIETY The Andrews Brothers. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; www.stagedoorcanteen. org — Three men fill in for The Andrews Sisters when a flu outbreak quarantines them. Dinner show $65, brunch show $60, show only $30. Friday-Sunday.

Spooky Lestrange and the Billion Dollar Baby Dolls. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www.siberianola. com — 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Victory Belles: Spirit of America. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; www.stagedoorcanteen.org — The Victory Belles perform patriotic tunes from the American canon and from the songbooks of George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin. Cuisine from American Sector is provided. Wednesday. Zombeaster Burlesque. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www.siberianola. com — 6 p.m. Sunday.

AUDITIONS Crescent City Sound Chorus. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, Drama Hall, third floor, (504) 616-6066; owww.dcc.edu — The Crescent City Sound Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, holds auditions. For details, visit www.crescentcitysound. com. 7 p.m. Monday. The King and I. Playmakers Theater, 1916 Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 893-1671; www.playmakersinc.com — Musical actors ages 8 and older must prepare 32 bars of a Rogers & Hammerstein song and bring recorded music to the audition. Email jrainey@bfhs.org for details. 7 p.m. Monday.

COMEDY Accessible Comedy. Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038; www.buffaslounge.com — J. Alfred Potter and Jonah Bascle do stand-up shows on a rotating basis. 11:55 p.m. Friday. Allstar Comedy Revue. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com — Leon Blanda hosts the standup comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday. Aziz Ansari. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., (504) 525PAGE 48

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Reflections 2. Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-7529; www.anthonybeantheater. com — Oliver Thomas, Gail Glapion and Cynthia WillardLewis star in Anthony Bean’s new version of Reflections, the story of Thomas’ fall. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. FridaySaturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Beach Blanket Burlesque. Tiki Tolteca, 301 N. Peters St., (504) 267-4406; www.facebook.com/tikitolteca — GoGo McGregor hosts a free burlesque show. 9 p.m. Wednesday. Bella Blue. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 7585590; www.theallwayslounge. com — Bella Blue hosts the spring burlesque 101 showcase. 10 p.m. Thursday. Bella Blue hosts the Dirty Dime Peepshow. 11 p.m. Saturday. Bits & Jiggles. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 2658855; www.siberianola.com — The show mixes comedy and burlesque. 9 p.m. Monday. Broadway @ Le Petit: Chita Rivera. Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., (504) 522-2081; www.lepetittheatre.com — The Broadway actress performs and talks about her work. Tickets start at $50. 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Burlesque Ballroom. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; www.sonesta.com/royalneworleans — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Romy Kaye and the Brent Walsh Jazz Trio. Call (504) 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday. Cirque d’Licious. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; www.hiholounge.net — Ginger Licious produces the combination circus, vaudeville and burlesque show. Tickets start at $10. 10 p.m. Thursday. Freaksheaux to Geaux’s Third Ressurect-aversary. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 758-5590; www.theallwayslounge. com — The circus-inspired vaudeville combination of music, sideshow, acrobatics, burlesque and storytelling celebrates its third year. 10 p.m. Friday. The Goodnight Show with John Calhoun. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.,

(504) 940-1130; www.neworleanshealingcenter.org — John Calhoun’s April show features appearances and performances by Jacinta Gonzalez, Luke Winslow-King, Bruce Davenport Jr. and Dante the Magician. Visit www.thegoodnightshow. us for details. Admission $10. 8 p.m. Wednesday. LHA Third Sunday Salon. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; www. theshadowboxtheatre.com — Louisiana History Alive’s show features actors portraying historical figures. Visit www. louisianahistoryalive.com for details. 8 p.m. Sunday.

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In 1980s New York City, people — at first seem8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. ingly only gay men — are dying from the first AllWays Lounge documented U.S. cases of AIDS. In the opening & Theatre, 2240 scene of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart a man St. Claude Ave. with dark lesions visits a doctor, who tells him he is HIV-positive. He dies within months. (504) 218-5778 Writer Ned Weeks (Nick Shackleford) is urged www.theallwaysby Dr. Emma Brookner (Lisa Picone) to spread the lounge.com word about the virus. People don’t always listen to doctors, Emma says, but they will listen to someone from the community. Ned has to battle his own neuroses and self-criticism before he starts to organize his friends Bruce (Jonathan Mares) and Mickey (Kyle Daigrepont) into a group of activists. Bruce, who is closeted, is nonetheless voted president of Ned’s organization, and cares for his lover the best he can before losing him to the disease. Mares plays Bruce with subtlety. Brookner is a leading New York doctor and she sees the highest number of HIVpositive patients in the city. In one scene, she screams at a man who denies her research funding request, and Picone’s strong voice amplified Brookner’s frustration and urgency. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Ned meets fashion writer Felix (Sam Dudley) and the two become lovers. Ned carries a lot of the show’s weight and Shackleford mostly nailed the performance. In a few places, his reactions — mostly yelling — felt forced. As partners, Shackleford and Dudley share some of the most grounded and powerful scenes, particularly as Felix becomes ill and Ned copes. Partly autobiographical, Kramer’s The Normal Heart (which was written in 1985), is an extremely emotional show. When the first cases of AIDS were diagnosed in the ’80s, doctors had a difficult time identifying the virus. Ned says 40 of his friends have died from the disease. The show takes a vivid look at the period from 1981 to 1984 and doesn’t back away from complicated issues surrounding the outbreak and official responses regarding health care and competing types of activism. Scenes are set in Ned’s apartment and a hospital, and simple transitions made the narrative flow well. At various times, names of people who contracted AIDS in the ’80s were projected onto the set’s brick facade. The show is necessarily full of trauma and death, but at its heart, it demonstrates the community’s resiliency and love. In Mares’ production at the AllWays Lounge & Theatre, the actors go for it; they don’t look away from the audience at the toughest moments. Though long removed from the outbreak in the ’80s, it’s still a very moving drama and it shows the power of theater. — TYLER GILLESPIE

1052; www.mahaliajacksontheater.com — The comedian performs stand-up. Tickets start at $39. 7 & 10 p.m. Monday. Comedy Beast. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www.thehowlinwolf.com — The New Movement presents a stand-up

comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Comedy Catastrophe. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 949-2009; www. lostlovelounge.com — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Comedy Gumbeaux. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www.thehowlinwolf.com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday. Comedy Sportz. NOLA Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504)


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231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The Franchise. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St., (504) 302-8264; www.tnmcomedy.com — Comedians perform at this weekly improv. Admission $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. Friday Night Laughs. NOLA Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts an open-mic. 10 p.m. Friday. Give ‘Em The Light Open-Mic Comedy Show. 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 — Comedian 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) 606-6408 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. 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. Mike Birbiglia. The Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave., (504) 272-0865; www.civicnola.com — The stand-up comedian performs. Tickets start at $35. 8 p.m. Friday. 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. Sketch Comedy. NOLA 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. Student Union. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St., (504) 302-8264; www.tnmcomedy.com — A weekly improv for The New Movement students and alumni. 8 p.m. Thursday. Think You’re Funny? Comedy Showcase. Carrollton Station Bar and Music Club, 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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White Glove Wednesdays. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 5276012; www.nationalww2museum.org — Curator Eric Rivets gives visitors the chance to wear original uniforms and equipment. 9 a.m.

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EVENTS TUESDAY 15 Crescent City Farmers Market. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St., (504) 865-5000; www.tulane.edu — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. Visit www. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org for details. It’s All About the Music BIke Ride. Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., (504) 658-3200; www.pufap.org — As part of NOLA Social Ride, bicyclists cruise around the city, stopping a few times along the way to enjoy live music. Visit www. facebook.com/groups/nolasocialride for details. 6 p.m.

Reggae Night. The Other Place, 1224 St. Bernard Ave., (504) 9437502 — DJ Kush Master spins reggae tunes, there’s food from Coco Hut and there are craft vendors. 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. Yoga at the Cabildo. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — Yoga classes for all experience levels are held in the Cabildo gallery. 7:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY 16 Barbershop Meetings. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-

China and Its Modernity. New Orleans Public Library, Mid-City Branch, 3700 Orleans Ave. — A panel discussion focuses on China’s legacy in the 20th century. 6 p.m. Concerts in the Courtyard. 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

Park, 30338 Highway 21 — The festival features bluegrass acts staged in an indoor facility. 3 p.m. Thursday, 12:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Admission $20 per day Thursday-Friday, $25 Saturday, $55 weekend pass, free children 12 and younger. Hootenanny. Grow Dat Youth Farm, 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, (504) 377-8395; www. growdatyouthfarm.org — There’s square dancing, live music, food, craft cocktails and beer, and all proceeds benefit Grow Dat Youth Farm. Visit the website for details. Admission

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.

Rebirth Pale Ale Release Party. NOLA Brewing Taproom, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 301-0117; www.nolabrewing.com — The brewery releases its newest beer along with live music from Rebirth Brass Band. 5 p.m. Shelters for Eternity: Studying Ancient Egyptian Coffins. Tulane University, 103 Dinwiddie Hall, 6823 St. Charles Ave., 865-5000; www.tulane.edu — Dr. Aidan Dodson delivers an illustrated presentation about Egyptian coffins. 5:30 p.m. Washington Catfish Festival. Washington Festival Grounds, 143 Veterans Memorial Highway — 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. Wednesday-Saturday. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street,

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; www.rayneumc. org — Group members help each other utilize the 12-step method to recover from compulsive eating. For details, contact Sarah at (504) 4589965. 7 p.m. Preservation Matters III. Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — The all-day symposium focuses on ways cities are using historic preservation to aid revitalization. $25 students, $50 public. 8:30 a.m.

The Crisis in Ukraine: Self-Determination or Naked Aggression. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www. jefferson.lib.la.us — Edward Hayes, new honorary consul general for Ukraine, speaks about the recent events in Ukraine. 7 p.m. Lunchbox Lecture. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — The semi-monthly lecture series features World War II-related topics. Call (504) 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. Noon.

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.

BECAUSE 79% OF PEOPLE IN LOUISIANA DON’T SMOKE. We’re making progress in expanding smoke-free policies across Louisiana. More parishes, cities and businesses go smoke-free every month. It makes sense, since the majority of people in Louisiana—79%—don’t smoke. Continue the momentum toward a smoke-free state by supporting policies, businesses and events that make the air healthier for all. Join the movement. For a list of smoke-free spots near you, visit HealthierAirForAll org.

nutrias.org — Alvar Library hosts an evening of music, art, writing and performance. There’s a presentation, a Q&A and refreshments. Visit www. alvararts.org for details. third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 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, there’s a DJ, drink specials and giveaways of lodging at W Hotels. Visit

complimentary beverages (beer and wine). 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission $10, free for members. Creating Wealth and Connecting Businesses. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 561-1234; www.neworleans.hyatt.com — Mayor Mitch Landrieu is the keynote speaker for this annual luncheon for the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce. Tickets start at $50. Noon. Great Southern Bluegrass Event. Great Southern RV

starts at $35. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jazz in the Park. Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., (504) 658-3200; www.pufap.org — Jazz in the Park’s fifth season of free musical and dance performances features food and art vendors, and a stage in Congo Square that’s run by and for kids. Visit the website and check Gambit music listings for details. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Marketplace at Armstrong Park. Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., (504) 658-3200; www.pufap.org — The weekly

President Honors. NOCCA Riverfront Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., (504) 940-2787; www.nocca.com — 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 experience levels are invited to dance, discuss and dine together at this health-centered event. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

FRIDAY 18 Friday Nights at NOMA. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org — The weekly event includes an art activity, live music, a film and a food demonstration. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St., (504) 362-0708; www.oldalgiersharvestfreshmarket.com — Produce, seafood and more will be available for purchase. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

SATURDAY 19 Antique Auto Club of St. Bernard Cruise Night. Brewster’s, 8751 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 309-7548; www. brewstersrestaurant.com — Antique and classic cars are displayed and there is music from the 1950s through the 1970s. 6 p.m. PAGE 52

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Library Genealogy Series. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib. la.us — Sal Serio, curator of the library’s American Italian Research Center, leads a 13part genealogy series. Contact Chris at (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us for a complete schedule. 7 p.m.

9070; www.ashecac.org — Peter Nahkid leads the men’s discussion. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Alvar Arts. Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., (504) 596-2667; www.

www.wneworleans.com/ artontherocks for details. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Crescent City Classic. Crescent City Classic, 143 Metairie Heights Ave., (504) 861-8686; www.ccc10k.com/ — The 10K race begins downtown and finishes in City Park. 8 a.m. 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. Earth Day Festival and Green Business Expo. Louis Armstrong Park, North Rampart Street — The Louisiana Bucket Brigade presents live music, arts, food, beer, crafts and children’s activities. 10 a.m. Easter at the Market. Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville, (985) 624-3147; www.mandevilletrailhead. com — There are live bunnies, the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt. 10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt. Behrman Center, 2529 General Meyer Ave. — The Easter Bunny and an egg hunt await children ages 10 and younger. 11 a.m.

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Easter Egg Party. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — The Easter Bunny is available for pictures. 8:30 a.m.

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Family Workshop: Radio Sound Effects. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — Children and their parents participate in a radio play using World War II-era broadcasts and radio equipment. Pre-registration is required. 10 a.m. German Coast Farmers Market. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features 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 fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. 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. Living History Corps. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — World War II re-enactors talk about the lives of men and women on both sides of the war. 11 a.m. Madisonville Art Market. Madisonville Art Market, Tchefuncte River Front at Water Street,

Madisonville, (985) 871-4918; www.artformadisonville. org — The monthly market features works by local artists including paintings, mixed-media works, photography, jewelry, wood carving, sculpture, stained glass and more. 10 a.m. to 4 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. 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 and cooking demonstrations. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. St. Bernard Seafood & Farmers Market. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi, (504) 278-4242; www.visitstbernard.com — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment and children’s activities. Call (504) 355-4442 or visit the website for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. StoryQuest. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org — Authors, actors and artists read children’s books and send kids on art quests through the museum. 11:30 a.m. Victory Corps Saturday. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — Guests are able to learn through hands-on exhibits. 10 a.m. Yoga/Pilates. 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 Pilates classes every fourth Saturday of the month, and yoga classes on every other Saturday. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson Wellness Center members. Admission $5. 8 a.m.

SUNDAY 20 Easter Brunch. Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Ave., 504-523-2222; www. bourbonorleans.com — Live jazz, champagne and mimosas included, special valet parking rates. 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Easter Jazz Brunch. Steamboat Natchez, Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 586-8777; www. steamboatnatchez.com — The Easter Bunny and live music are on board for a float down the Mississippi with a brunch buffet and mimosas. $67.50

adults, $29 children ages six to 12, $10 for children younger than 6. Reservations required. 11:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Fais Do Do. Bayou Barn, 7145 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 689-2663; www. bayoubarn.com — There is an Easter egg hunt, live music, food and an adult beer hunt. $5 adults, free for children under 5. Noon. SoFAB cooking demo. French Market, Corner of Governor Nicholls and French Market Place, (504) 522-2621; www. frenchmarket.org — Local chefs demonstrate cooking their signature dishes. 2 p.m. 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. Swingin’ Sundays. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 758-5590; www.theallwayslounge.com — Free dance lessons at 8 p.m. are followed by a live band at 9 p.m. Tipitina’s Foundation’s Sunday Youth Music Workshop. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-8477; www.tipitinas. com — Kids jam with local musicians. 1 p.m.

MONDAY 21 Big Easy Music Awards. Harrah’s Casino, Harrah’s Theatre, 1 Canal St., (504) 533-6600; www.harrahsneworleans. com — Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $125, VIP tables of ten $1,500. Includes dinner buffet and open bar. To benefit the Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education. Marigny Ancestry. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib. la.us — William de Marigny Hyland talks about his ancestor Bernard Xavier Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville. 7 p.m. Tai Chi/Chi Kung. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 6584100; 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 Hospital Wellness Center members, $5 general admission. 6 p.m.

WORDS Arita Bohannan. Gallery Burguieres, 736 Royal St., (504) 301-1119; www.galleryburguieres.com — The author signs her book Docket No. 76. 4 p.m. Saturday. Barnes & Noble Jr. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135; www.barnesandnoble.com — The bookstore


EVENT LISTINGS regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. Friends of the New Orleans Public Library Book Sale. Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 596-2625; www.nutrias.org — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Jennifer Comeaux. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www. jefferson.lib.la.us — The author will talk and sign her book Life on the Edge. 7 p.m. Thursday. John Gery. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The poet talks and signs his new collection Have at You Now! 6 p.m. Thursday. Justin Go. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266 — The author talks about and signs his book The Steady Running of the Hour. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Local Writers’ Group. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135; www.barnesandnoble. com — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Octavia Books Book Club: Dear Life. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The monthly book club discusses Alice Munro’s Dear Life. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Poets of Color. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; www.stannanola.org — Poets participate in a writing circle. 2 p.m. Wednesday. Sarah Vowell. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium, (504) 314-2200; www.tulane. edu — The author lectures and follows with a book signing. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Story Time with Miss Maureen. Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www. maplestreetbookshop.com — Children’s books are read. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Tao Poetry. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 891-3381; www. neutralground.org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Yeah, You Write. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 940-1130; www.neworleanshealingcenter.org — The Peauxdunque Writers Alliance presents readings from best-selling authors and local writers. Tickets $5. 7 p.m. Friday.

SPORTS New Orleans Pelicans. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; www.neworleansarena.com — The New Orleans Pelicans play the Houston Rockets. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Zephyrs. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-5155; www.zephyrsbaseball.com — The New Orleans Zephyrs play the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. 6 p.m. Saturday.

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS Swap Meet NOLA. Artists, farmers, bakers and flea market vendors are invited to set up booths at recurring swap meets. Visit www.swapmeetnola.com, call (504) 813-5370 or email swapmeetnola@gmail.com for details. Ongoing.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient service programs. Visit www.cancer. org or call (504) 219-2200 for details. Another Life Foundation Volunteers. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, anotherlifefoundation@ hotmail.com or visit www. anotherlifefoundation.org. Bayou Rebirth Wetlands Education. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www. bayourebirth.org for details. Bilingual Evacuteers. Puentes New Orleans and Evacuteer seek bilingual volunteers to assist the

Spanish-speaking population with mandatory evacuations in New Orleans during hurricane season. Email Luis Behrhorst at luis@puentesno.org for details. Ongoing. 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. Crescent City Farmers Market. CCFM and marketumbrella.org seek volunteers to field shoppers’ questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call (504) 495-1459 or email latifia@marketumbrella.org for details. Dress for Success New Orleans. The program seeks volunteers to assist clients in shopping, to manage inventory and to share expertise in its professional women’s group. Call (504) 891-4337 or email neworleans@dressforsuccess.org to register. Ongoing. Each One Save One. Greater New Orleans’ largest oneon-one mentoring program seeks volunteer mentors. Visit www.eachonesaveone.org for details. Ongoing. Edgar Degas Foundation. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call (504) 821-5009 or email info@degashouse. com 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. Ongoing. 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@greenlight-

neworleans.org to apply. Visit www.greenlightneworleans.org for details. 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.handsonneworleans.org for details. Hospice Volunteers. Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Carla Fisher at (504) 832-8111 for details. Jackson Barracks Museum Volunteers. The museum seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call David at (504) 837-0175 or email daveharrell@ yahoo.com for details. Lakeview Civic Improvement Association. The association’s green space committee needs volunteers for the adopt-a-block program who will either pick up trash or trim trees. Sign up with Russ Barranco at (504) 482-9598 or rpbarranco@cox.net. Ongoing. Louisiana SPCA Volunteers. The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Visit www.la-spca. org/volunteer to sign up. lowernine.org Volunteers. Lowernine.org seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit www.lowernine. org or email lauren@lowernine.org for details. Meal Delivery Volunteers. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at (504) 888-5880 for details. National World War II Museum. The museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call (504) 527-6012 ext. 243 or email katherine. alpert@nationalww2museum.org for details.

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. Public School Volunteers. New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMS-Outreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email jenny@nooutreach. org or call (504) 654-1060 for information. Senior Companion Volunteers. The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Visit www. nocoa.org or call (504) 8214121 for details. Start the Adventure in Reading. The STAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call (504) 899-0820, email elizabeth@stairnola.org or visit www.stairnola.org for details. Teen Suicide Prevention. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call (504) 831-8475 for details. Touro Infirmary Career Camp. Touro Infirmary’s 7th annual summer Health Career Camp introduces rising juniors and seniors and recent high school graduates to healthcare professions. Apply at www.touro.com/ careercamp or call Touro Volunteer Services at (504) 897-8107. Deadline June 2. Tulane Summer Volunteer Program. Tulane Medical Center needs dedicated high school students to join the volunteer program. Call (504) 988-5868 for details. Ongoing.

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Open Mic. Drum Sands Publishing and Books, 7301 Downman Road, (504) 2476519; www.drunmsandspublishing.com — The bookstore and publishing house hosts an open mic for writers of all genres. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Well: A Women’s Poetry Circle. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; www.stannanola.org — Writers of all levels meet. Call (504) 6555489 or email fleurdeholly@ gmail.com for details.

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Beautiful Salon has openings for 2 Booth Rentals. Also rental space for Masseuse. Set your own hours. We are open 9-7, Mon - Sat. Come or call:(504) 889-0010 4533 Airline Drive,Metairie, LA

COLLEGES/SCHOOLS ACE Program Manager (Tulane University - New Orleans, LA): Plan and promote career and employmentrelated programs, internship fairs and workshops; Assist in teaching internship program course(s). Requires Master Degree and at least 1 year experience teaching/facilitating discussion and program development in higher education setting. Mail: Genean Mathieu, 300 Gibson Hall, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118. Tulane University is an equal opportunity employer.

DOMESTIC/HOUSEHOLD MATURE COMPANION NEEDED

Mature companion/helper. Male or female, light housekeeping, cooking, driving. For older couple uptown. 9-5; 5 days. Call (504) 899-8987 & leave brief msg.

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Olan Mencer Farms, Lake Village, AR, has 1 positions for grain, oilseed crops & irrigation; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; hired workers may be required to take random drug tests at no cost to worker; testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.87/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 5/7/14 – 3/1/15. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 831151 or call 225-342-2917.

PROMOTIONAL MODELS/ BRAND AMBASSADORS

Hiring promo models and brand ambassadors in the New Orleans area to represent major beer, wine and spirits brands. Prompt payment and direct deposit is available. Work based on your availability. On-going consistent work available. www.Elevate-Your-Event.com Jobs@Elevate-Your-Event.com

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Pitchfork Land & Cattle Co., Dickens, TX, has 2 positions for farmworker; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; hired workers may be required to take random drug tests at no cost to worker; testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.86/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 5/20/14 – 2/1/15. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX6937017 or call 225-342-2917.

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POSITIONS WANTED I am a Certified Cross Trained Aide! II do menus, exercise, etc. If I can be of any service please call me, Joanie at (504) 891-4275, if no answer, please leave message.

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Ashton Fish Farms, Lake Village, AR, has 4 positions for grain & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; hired workers may be required to take random drug tests at no cost to worker; testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.87/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 5/10/14 – 1/5/15. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 834519 or call 225-342-2917.

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LEGAL NOTICES Anyone knowing the whereabouts of DARRYL JONES please contact Justin A. Reese Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Ernest James Riley, 3621 Lake Winnipeg Dr. Harvey, LA 70058, please contact Atty. Tony Dooley, 504-298-0854. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Guy C. Caronna please contact Greg Murphy, attorney at law, (225) 767-7151. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Ingrid Raboteau Kieffer (aka Ingrid Raboteau) 3524 Pin Oak Ave., New Orleans, LA 70131, please contact Atty. Tony Dooley, 504-298-0854. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Isiah M. Rounds and/or Aline Anderson Rounds 4634 Cardenas Dr., New Orleans, LA 70127 or having an interest in their estates, please contact attorney Tony Dooley at (504) 298-0854. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jacques Robichaux, Sr. 4934 Charlene Dr., New Orleans, LA 70127, please contact Atty. Tony Dooley, 504-298-0854

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO.: 735808 DOCKET A IN RE: TUTORSHIP OF JOEMONE JOSEPH BRATTON Notice is hereby given that Earnestine Bratton has filed a PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT AND CONFIRMATION OF TUTOR PURSUANT TO LA CC. ART. 263 in order to be appointed the legal tutor of Joemone Joseph Bratton and has requested the court order that letters of tutorship be issued to Petitioner as Legal Tutor of the minor child. Any party who opposes the Petition For Appointment and Confirmation of Tutor must file his/her opposition no later than 10 days from the date of publication of this notice. Attorney: Allyson K. Howie Address: 639 Loyola Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113 Telephone: (504) 576-5849 Gambit: 4/15/14 & 4/22/14 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of a lost mail note payable to Luckmore Finance Corporation dated August 12, 2013 in the amount of $1,135.80 and signed by a A. Gauthier; please contact Jules Fontana, Attorney @ 504-5819545. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of a lost mail note payable to Luckmore Finance Corporation dated August 12, 2013 in the amount of $1,135.80 and signed by a M. Coates; please contact Jules Fontana, Attorney @ 504-581-9545.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of a lost mail note payable to Luckmore Finance Corporation dated June 12, 2013 in the amount of 1,135.80 and signed by a L. Fields; please contact Jules Fontana, Attorney @ 504-581-9545. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of any heirs to the ESTATE OF JOHN B. PEULER please contact J. Benjamin Avin Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of AVENELLE ARCHILLE, please contact Lakeisha Jefferson Atty., at 225-3023209. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jessie Henry Holmes 1677 Jo Ann Pl., New Orleans, LA 70114, please contact Atty. Tony Dooley, 504-298-0854 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Johnathan R. James please contact Atty Valerie Fontaine, 985-893-3333 Property Rights Involved. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Lionel &/or Geraldine Joseph Green or their heirs, please contact Atty. Valerie Fontaine, 985-8933333 - Property Rights Involved. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of MARY MENANT LALA, MAMIE MENANT LEITER and STEVEN PAUL CHAUPPETTA, please contact Lakeisha Jefferson Atty., at 225-302-3209. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Ronald S. Andrews please contact J. Benjamin Avin Atty, 2216 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of TARA SILNIEKS FARVE please contact J. Benjamin Avin Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500.

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BOEM Announces Public Scoping Meetings for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales 246 and 248 in the Western Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold public scoping meetings in Texas and Louisiana. These meetings will provide BOEM an opportunity to solicit comments from Federal, State, and Tribal governments, and from interested citizens and organizations. Comments will be used to prepare the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas Lease Sales 246 and 248 in the Western Planning Area (WPA) off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana. The proposed WPA lease sales are part of the current 2012-2017 Five-Year Program. The public scoping meetings are scheduled as follows: Corpus Christi, Texas: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Springhill Suites – Corpus Christi, 4331 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78441, one meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m. CDT; and; New Orleans, Louisiana: Thursday, April 24, 2014, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123, one meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m. CDT.

CLASSIFIEDS 24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO.: 732-572 DIV. G SUCCESSION OF LUELLA L. TICKLE wife of/and WILLIAM Y. TICKLE NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Wheras the Co-Executors 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 L, Square F of Metairie Terrace Subdivision, Parish of Jefferson, bearing the municipal no. 3823 Bauvais Street, recorded at COB 268, folio 269. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO WIT: All cash to seller of $67,000 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 decedents herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application at anytime, 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 Attorney: Alan P. Dussouy Address: 909 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite 106 Kenner, LA 70065 Telephone: (504) 496-9600

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If you cannot attend the public scoping meetings for the Draft Supplemental EIS for proposed WPA Lease Sales 246 and 248, you may submit written comments within 30 days following the publication date of the notice of public scoping meetings in the Federal Register in one of the following ways: 1. In an envelope labeled “Scoping Comments for the WPA 246 and 248 Supplemental EIS” and mailed (or hand delivered) to Mr. Gary D. Goeke, Chief, Environmental Assessment Section, Office of Environment (GM 623E), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394; 2. Through the regulations.gov web portal: Navigate to http://www.regulations.gov and search for “Oil and Gas Lease Sales: Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf; Western Planning Area Lease Sales 246 and 248”. (Note: It is important to include the quotation marks in your search terms.) Click on the “Comment Now!” button to the right of the document link. Enter your information and comment, then click “Submit”; or 3. BOEM email address: wpa246@boem.gov. BOEM does not consider anonymous comments; please include your name and address as part of your submittal. BOEM makes all comments, including the names and addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that BOEM withhold their names and/or addresses from the public record; however, BOEM cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. If you wish your name and/or address to be withheld, you must state your preference prominently at the beginning of your comment. All submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. If you have questions, please call Mr. Gary D. Goeke at 5047363233.

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 732858-P SUCCESSION OF WILLIAM CHARLES LOWE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Notice is given that the Administrator of this succession has petitioned this court for Authority to sell immovable property belonging to this succession to DELISE INVESTMENTS, LLC, for the sum of TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 ($22,500.00) DOLLARS, and on the terms and conditions as set forth in that Petition. The immovable property proposed to

be sold at private sale is described as follows, to-wit: An undivided one-half (1/2) interest in immovable property with a municipal address of 233 Waldo Street, Metairie, Louisiana, and being more particularly described as follows: TWO CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, and advantages thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson in that part thereof known as MORNINGSIDE PARK, according to a plan of resubdivision by Adlee Orr, Jr., C.E., dated May 13, 1941, on file in the office of the Clerk of Court for the Parish of Jefferson, designated by the Numbers 21 and 22, of Square 11, bounded by Waldo and Glenmore Streets. Airline Highway and 12th (formerly Oxford Avenue) Street, measuring each 25 feet front on Waldo Street, by a depth of 120 feet between equal and parallel lines. All in accordance with survey by J.J. Krebs and Sons, C.E. dated September 24, 1959, a white print copy of which is annexed to act before Elmer D. Flanders, Notary Public, According to said survey of Lot No. 22 lies nearer to and commences at at distance of 250 feet from the corner of Waldo and 12th (formerly Oxford Avenue) Street. And which property is also shown on a certificate of survey by J.L. Fontcuberta, Surveyor, dated October 31, 1961, recertified correct March 15, 1962. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. By Order of the Court, Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk 24th Judicial District Court Parish of Jefferson Joann Gasper Deputy Clerk Attorney: Doug C. Caldwell Address: P.O. Box 1829, West Monroe, LA 71294 Telephone: (318) 388-1000 Gambit: 3/25/14 & 4/15/14

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 737-300 DIV. H SUCCESSION OF ZELIA NICHOLAS WIDOW OF SAM TUMBLIN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Notice is Given that the administrator of this Succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell immovable property belonging to the deceased at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for the sum of fifty-two thousand five

hundred and 00/100 ($52,500.00) dollars cash, with the succession to pay its pro rata share of the property taxes and seller’s closing costs. The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is described as follows: STATE OF LOUISIANA, PARISH OF JEFFERSON THAT CERTAIN PIECE OF PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereon belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Town of Kenner, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in Square bounded by Jefferson Highway, Centanni Lane, Mississippi River Levee and Worth Street, designated as Lot B on a survey by Charles T. Nelson, dated February 11, 1956, and according to which Lot B forms the corner of Jefferson Highway and Worth Street and measures one hundred three and 95/100 (103.95’) feet (Title) one hundred four and 47/100 (104.47’) feet (Actual) front on Jefferson Highway, a depth of one hundred fifty and 75/100 (150.75’) feet (Title) one hundred fifty-five and 38/100 (155.38’) feet (Actual) on the side nearest Worth Street, one hundred fifty-four (154’) feet across the rear on the side nearest the Mississippi River Levee; and a first depth of one hundred and 52/100 (100.52’) feet along Centanni Lane, thence a distance of fifty and 15/100 (50.15’) feet on a line parallel to the Mississippi River Levee, thence a second depth of fifty-five and 38/100 (55.38’) feet and front on Centanni Lane. All as more fully shown on survey by BFM, Professional Land Surveyors, dated October 4, 2012. Said Lot B is composed of all of original Arpent Lot 117, less and except that portion designated as Lot A which forms the corner of Jefferson Highway and Centanni Lane and measures fifty and 5/100 (50.05’) feet front on Jefferson Highway by a depth and front of one hundred (100’) feet on Centanni Lane; by a depth on the opposite side line nearest to Worth Street of one hundred and 52/100 (100.52’) feet, by a width in the real along the Mississippi River Levee Side of fifty and 15/100 (50.15’) feet. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the date on which the last publication of this notice appears. By Order of the Court, Marilyn Guidry Deputy Clerk Signed in Gretna, LA this 10th day of April, 2014. Attorney: Thomas G. Donelon, Bar # 04999 Address: 2626 N. Arnoult Rd., Ste. 130 Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 887-1780 Gambit: 4/15/14 & 5/6/14 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Janie Randall Ewell (a/k/a Janie Randall, Janie Ewell, Janie Mae Ewell, Janie Mae Randall) and Abraham Ewell, Sr., (a/k/a Abraham Ewell) please contact Justin A. Reese Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500.


CLASSIFIEDS CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO.: 2014-3350 DIV. G. SUCCESSION OF VIRGINIA TOLER BROWN AND JAMES BROWN NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Administrator of the above estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable herein described property, to wit: Improvements bearing Municipal Nos. 2431-2433 Milan Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, Lot B, Square 587, Bouligny Subdivision, Sixth District of City of New Orleans UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS & CONDITIONS, TO WIT: THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($35,000.00) less the usual and customary expenses of the sale, all as per the agreement to buy and sell but subject to tax sale for unpaid 2006 taxes. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedents 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 of judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of ten (10) days from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THIS COURT, DEPUTY CLERK

Attorney: John A.E. Davidson Address: 201 Independence St., Ste 201 Metairie, LA 70006 Telephone: (504) 836-5973 Gambit: 4/15/14

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO. 2013-11743 DIV. L DOCKET NO. 1 SUCCESSION OF STELLA LOUISE TEMPLE WHITE NOTICE OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this Estate and to all other persons herein interested to show cause within seven (7) days from this notification (if any they have or can) why the SECOND TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION AS AMENDED presented by the Administrator of this Estate should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance herewith. By Order of the Court: Dale N. Atkins, Clerk of Court Attorney: Faun Fenderson Address: 700 Camp Street, Suite 318 New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone (504) 528-9500 Gambit: 4/15/14 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Karen M. Ryan, please contact attorney Ashley B. Schepens, (504) 837-4950.

Notice of Hearing on Petition to Confirm Consent to Adoption and Terminate Parental Rights In re: Adoption of Emma Lynn Marie Simcic, No. A-133 of 2012 in the Orphans’ Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 715-923 DIV. P SUCCESSION OF CARRIE THIBODEAUX RIVERE

By Order of the Court, Masie Comeaux Deputy Clerk Jon Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court Parish Of Jefferson Attorney: David Greenberg, LSBN 6303 Address: 848 2nd Suite 200 Gretna, LA 70053 Telephone: (504) 368-8118 Gambit:4/15/14

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NO.: 2014-2710 DIV. N ALVIN SMITH ZANA JONES and KATRINA SABRINA JONES NOTICE TO: Zana Jones and Katrina Sabrina Jones THIS NOTICE BY PUBLICATION IS NOTIFICATION THAT YOUR RIGHTS OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY LOCATED IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA DESCRIBED BELOW MAY BE TERMINATED BY OPERATION OF LAW IF YOU DO NOT TAKE FURTHER ACTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW. FIRST DISTRICT, SQUARRE 450, LOT C Improvements thereon bear Municipal No. 2921-23 Thalia Street, New Orleans, LA Tax sale title to the above described property has been sold for failure to pay taxes. You have been identified as a person who may have an interest in this property. Your interest in the property will be terminated if you do not file a lawsuit in accordance with law within six (6) months of the date of the first publication of this notice. Attorney: Sean R. Dawson, LA Bar No. 19542 Vezina and Gattuso, LLC Address: 401 Weyer Streeet, P.O. Box 461 Gretna, LA 70054 Telephone: (504) 368-5223 Gambit: 4/8/14 & 4/15/14 PAGE 61

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NOTICE TO PUBLISH NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the creditors of the above succession and to all other persons herein interested to show cause within seven (7) days from the publication hereof why the “Petition for Homologation of First and Final Account and Discharge of Succession Representative” together with the “First and Final Accounting of Succession Funds,” presented by Joseph A. Rivere, Jr., the Executor of the Succession of Carrie Thibodeaux Rivere, should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance therewith and the Executor discharged thereafter. The Petition for Homologation of First and Final Account and Discharge of Succession Representative together with the First and Final Accounting of Succession Funds, can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of publication and any opposition to the petition must be filed prior to homologation.

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To: Brandon Lordeon, biological father of Emma Lynn Marie Simcic, born December 5 2006, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. A Petition has been filed asking to put an end to all rights you have to your biological daughter, Emma Lynn Marie Simcic. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to the child. That hearing will be held in the Orphans’ Court, 1700 Frick Bldg., 437 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing, the hearing will go on without you and your rights to your child may be ended without your being present. You have a right to be represented at the hearing by a lawyer. You should take this paper to your lawyer at once. If you do not have a lawyer or cannot afford one, telephone the office set forth below to find out where you can get legal help. Lawyer Referral Service The Allegheny County Bar Association Koppers Building 436 Seventh Ave., 3rd Fl. Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-261-5555 This is to inform you of an important option that may be available to you under Pennsylvania law. Act 101 of 2010 allows for an enforceable voluntary agreement for continuing contact or communication following an adoption between an adoptive parent, a child, a birth parent and/or a birth relative of the child, if all parties agree and the voluntary agreement is approved by the Court. If you are interested in learning more about this option, contact John A. Cavicchio III, Esq., 412-454-5500, or your attorney, if you have one.

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Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry/3 mo. min. No pets. Avail June 2nd. Call 504-442-0573 or 985-871-4324.

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Quiet Home! Perfect for 2 people! Large unit in Vict hse, 2br/1 full & 1/2 ba, LR, DR, kit, wd flrs, hi ceil, balcony, pool priv. for tenants only, appls, ca&h, sec. guard, $1475/mo. 504-813-8186, 504-274-8075.

ROOMS BY WEEK. Private bath. All utilities included. $175/week. 2 BR avail. Call (504) 202-0381 or (504) 738-2492.

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Studio Apt., newly remodeled all utilities included, $900/mo. Huge Upper Studio Apt. Bright, spacious,high ceilings, hdwd flrs, water & garbage pd. $900/mo. Both have Cent a/h, laundry facility avail 24 hrs. Walk 1 blk to St. Charles St Car, easy access to I-10, CBD & FQ. No pets/No smokers. 1-888-2396566. mballier@yahoo.com

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1 living rm, 2 br, 2 ba, furn kit, cen a/h, half double, not shotgun. Wood floors, ceiling fans, $750. Call 891-3323.

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CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 11-9463(2) DIV. DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING CATHLEEN BAUDY VS. ADRIAN JOSEPH BAUDY, III To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Petition for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce. The Petition is on file at the Court. You are hereby summoned and required to serve: Tanzanika Ruffin, 4000 Bienville St., Ste. C, New Orleans, LA 70119 your answer, if any, on or before 4/22/2014. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication on this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Clerk of Court. Contact info: The Law Offices of Tanzanika Ruffin, 4000 Bienville St., Ste. C, New Orleans, LA 70119; (504) 259-6553. Attorney: Tanzanika Ruffins, Address: 4000 Bienville St., Ste. C New Orleans, LA 70119 Telephone: (504) 259-6553 Gambit: 4/8/14 & 4/15/14

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO.: 99-7266 DIV. M SUCCESSION OF WILLIE LEE BOLDEN NOTICE

By Order of the Court Dale Atkins, Clerk Attorney: Steven J. Koehler Address: 3350 Ridgelake Dr., Ste 200 Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 309-0812 Gambit: 4/15/14

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.:14-1355 DIV. F SUCCESSION OF JAMES FRANK WARREN NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that James Frank Warren, duly qualified administrator of the Succession of James Warren, Jr. has filed an Ex Parte Motion for Authority to Sell, at private sale, the immovable property described as follows: A CERTAIN PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Third District of this City, in Square No. 183, bounded by Chartres, Desire, Royal and Gallier Streets, which said portion of ground, according to a survey made by Guy J. Seghers,

According to survey of Gilbert & Kelly, Surveyors, dated October 29, 1959, a copy annexed hereto, the above described property is situated in the same district and same square, has the same boundaries and the same measurements as detailed above. Improvements bear Municipal Nos. 62325 Desire Street. Being the same property acquired by Doris M. Monroe and James Warren, Jr. by Credit Sale dated November 20, 1959 and recorded in Orleans Parish in CN 631/564. under the terms and conditions as 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 may be issued after the expiration of seven days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. Attorney: Whitney Clark Address: 4130 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119 Telephone: (504) 485-0200 Gambit: 4/15/14

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO.: 2013-11743 DIV. L DOCKET NO. 1 SUCCESSION OF STELLA LOUISE TEMPLE WHITE NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Administrator of the above Estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to wit: TWO CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, together with the buildings and improvements thereon, and all rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Third District of this City, in Square 683 bounded by NORTH ROBERTSON, LAMANCHE, CHARBONNET STREETS AND NORTH CLAIBORNE AVENUE. According to survey made by Gilbert & Kelly, surveyors, dated August 29, 1947, and re-dated March 5, 1951, blueprint of which is annexed to act of sale by Mrs. Elouise Temple, wife of and Albert White, to Columbia Homestead Association, passed before David L. Herman, Notary Public, on March 20, 1951. Said lots are designated as lots “G” and “H” adjoin and measure as follows: Lot “G: forms the corner of North Robertson and Charbonnet Streets and measures 30 feet front on North Robertson Street, by a depth and front on Charbonnet Street of 106 feet 8.4 inches between equal and parallel lines. Lot “H” begins at a distance of 30 feet from the corner of Charbonnet and North Robertson Streets and measures on a line towards Lamanche Street 39

feet front on North Robertson Street, the same width in the rear by a depth of 106 feet 8.4 inches between equal and parallel lines. 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.

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LADIES JEANS & SANDALS

BY ORDER OF THE COURT:

Women Liz Claiborne Jeans Size 8 and Women Size 8 Sandal $15. Call (504) 340-3429

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SANDALS & SHOES

SANDALS AND SHOES FOR SALE. SIZE RANGES FROM 6-8. AM SELLING THEM FOR $8.00 A PAIR. IF INTERESTED, TEXT OR CALL ME AT 504-782-0593.

Attorney: Faun Fenderson Address: 700 Camp St., Ste. 318 New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 528-9500 Gambit: 4/15/14 & 5/6/14

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DIV. E-7

SUCCESSION OF BETTY JEAN BADIE WATKINS NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE The Administrator of the above estate has made application to the court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property described, as follows: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the SIXTH DISTRICT of the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, STATE OF LOUISIANA, ORLEANS PARISH, in Square No. 175, bounded by S. Gayoso Street, Elba Street (formerly Polymnia Street), S. Dupree Street (side), and Walmsley Avenue (side) (formerly Elk Street), designated as Lot No. 17, on a survey made by Dading, Marques & Associates, Inc., dated December 7, 1987, and according to which, said lot commences at a distance of 114.8.6 feet from the corner of S. Gayoso Street and Elba Street, and measure thence 30.0.0 feet front on S. Gayoso Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of 145.5.4 feet between equal and parallel lines.

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WHERE GAY SINGLES MEET

An offer was made to petitioner, as Administrator of the Succession of Betty Jean Badie Watkins, to purchase the decedent’s full interest in the above described real estate, for the amount of $125,000.00, subject to court approval of this sale, less the usual expenses to be paid by vendor.

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The improvements bear the Municipal No. 1814-14 ½ S. Gayoso Street, New Orleans, LA on the following terms and conditions, to-wit:

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 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.

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Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this Estate and to all other persons herein interested to show cause within seven (7) days from this notification (if any they have or can) why the First and Final Tableau of Distribution and Final Accounting by Dative Testamentary Executor, Michael Bolden, should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance herewith.

Surveyor, dated October 21, 1946, re-certified September 10, 1955, a copy of which is annexed to an act passed before Frank S. Norman, N.P., dated September 15, 1955; said lot commences at a distance of 114 feet, 0 inches, 1 line from the intersection of Royal and Desire Streets and measures 31 feet, 6 inches front on Desire Street, same width in the rear, by a depth between equal and parallel lines of 120 feet, 7 inches, and is composed of the whole of Original Lot No. 19, and 1 foot, 6 inches of Original Lot 18 and adjoining Lot 19.

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