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he trial of five New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) officers charged with shooting Henry Glover to death and burning his body brought some sense of closure to the Glover family and to citizens of New Orleans, particularly African-Americans. A federal jury convicted three officers and acquitted two others, essentially rejecting the defense’s argument that the chaos and stress of Hurricane Katrina somehow excused the decision to shoot Glover in the back and torch his corpse with a road flare. Officer Greg McRae, Lt. Travis McCabe and former officer David Warren were convicted on numerous charges. The three men will be sentenced in March and April. Two other officers, Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann and Lt. Robert Italiano, were acquitted on related charges. The convictions may bring some closure, but the subtext of the culture inside NOPD is disturbing. As A.C. Thompson of the nonprofit journalism site ProPublica points out, “Nobody within the New Orleans Police Department ever tried to bring Warren, McRae and the rest to justice. Nobody went to the chief. Nobody went to internal affairs. Nobody went to the local district attorney or the state attorney general or the U.S. Department of Justice. Every single officer who knew about the circumstances of Glover’s demise, and there were easily a dozen of them, was content to simply let him disappear.” That, in a nutshell, is the culture Police Chief Ronal Serpas inherited when he accepted his position in June. Serpas began his law enforcement career at NOPD in 1980, rising to the rank of deputy chief over the next two decades before moving on. Though he was lauded for his work elsewhere — chief of the Washington State Patrol and police chief of Nashville, Tenn. — some skeptics wondered if a third-generation NOPD officer with more than 20 years on the force was really the person to bring about the reforms so desperately needed here. Others noted Serpas worked as deputy chief under Richard Pennington, the last chief to attack the code of silence that still permeates NOPD. When Gambit interviewed Serpas in June, he was proud of his “you lie, you die” policy, which he instituted as police chief in Nashville. “We implemented a policy that if you’re untruthful in the workplace, you’re terminated — presumptive termination, no progressive discipline. We prevailed at the Tennessee Court of Appeals in January 2010 [after] we fired a police officer for being late and lying about it. That’s what we’re going to do here.” How Serpas handles the admitted liars at NOPD will be the first big test of his

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“I’m writing from Louisiana with hope that our governor, Bobby Jindal, might see this letter. We haven’t seen much of Jindal back home. First, he spent months jetting around the country campaigning for other politicians. Now, he’s back on the road promoting his book and raising money. Tonight, he’s due in New York City for a high-dollar fundraiser. Clearly, personal political aspirations are more important to him than the reality we face here in Louisiana. Our people are facing the largest budget deficits in recent memory — a crisis measured in the billions, not just the hundreds of millions.” — State Rep. Damon Baldone, D-Houma, in a Dec. 10 letter to the New York Daily News. Jindal was in New York for a fundraiser. Kyle Plotkin, the governor’s spokesman, replied, “It’s shortsighted for a state representative to be bad-mouthing Louisiana to New Yorkers for partisan political purposes.”

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New Orleans student chess players

earned top honors at the recent National Scholastic K-12 Championship tournament, held by the U.S. Chess Federation Dec. 10-12 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The National Scholastic Championship is one of the most respected in competitive chess. Trophies awarded include first place in fourth grade for Stuart Hall School for Boys and third place in K-6 Blitz Chess for students from Lusher Charter School.

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better known as Dr. John, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, it was announced Dec. 15. Rebennack, who has been performing for more than 50 years and emerged as a defender of Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster, will be honored with fellow inductees Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love and Tom Waits. It’s a longoverdue accolade for the New Orleans native.

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held their annual Senior Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 14 at Westwego’s Alario Center. More than 1,000 senior citizens were served lunch by the entire Hornets staff. The event also included raffle giveaways, a Christmas carol sing-along and performances by the Honeybees and the team’s popular senior women’s booster organization, the Used to Bees.

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very year at this time, I marvel at Louisiana’s ability to generate political storylines that are consistently stranger than those of the preceding year. This year is no exception. In fact, there were so many big — and unusual — political stories in 2010 that I have to alter my traditional “Top 10” format in favor of a “Top 20” compilation. The year 2010 was just that weird. Herewith are the Top 20 Political Stories of 2010: 1. The Saints Win the Super Bowl — Yeah, I know the Super Bowl is not a political event, but the Saints’ march to Miami had enormous impact across cultural, racial and political lines. When Garrett Hartley kicked the winning field goal to clinch the NFC championship for the Saints, New Orleanians forgot about the citywide elections a full two weeks before Election Day.

All we could talk about was the Saints going to the Super The Saints’ victories Bowl — and that had a huge and trip to the Super Bowl eclipsed the effect on the mayor’s race. The mayoral election. team’s stunning victory over PHOTO BY JONATHAN the Indianapolis Colts on Feb. BACHMAN 7 (the day after the mayor’s race) united New Orleanians like nothing else and gave us a lasting civic high. 2. The BP Oil Gusher — If the Saints’ Super Bowl win was the ultimate high, the BP oil catastrophe (coming just 10 weeks later) was the quintessential downer. The huge leak sent millions of gallons of crude into Louisiana’s fragile marshes, exacerbating the adverse impact of rising sea levels and coastal subsidence. The protracted crisis gave Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser and Gov. Bobby Jindal national platforms and — we hope — brought needed national attention to Louisiana’s disappearing coastline. 3. Mitch Landrieu Elected Mayor — You know it’s a strange year when the election of New Orleans’

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., describes her recent disagreements with the White House and President Barack Obama as “a rough patch in our relationship … but not a break.” Landrieu was highly critical of Obama during several stages of the president’s budget and tax-break negotiations with Republican leaders, though she voted last week to keep the package alive. Landrieu says she ultimately supported the tax-cutting compromise because some provisions extend tax relief to middle-class families and small businesses and otherwise “really help low- and middle-income families.” Her vote for

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first white mayor in more than three decades ranks third among the year’s biggest political stories. Landrieu was the first New Orleans mayor ever to win election by capturing a majority of black and white votes. That feat could mark the beginning of a postracial era in local politics, depending on Landrieu’s ability to maintain his reach across ethnic lines. In his first seven months, Landrieu has deftly increased local revenues, wiped out the Naginera deficit and renegotiated costly sanitation contracts. Behind the scenes, he’s getting a rep for heavy-handedness, but leadership and change always exact a toll. The trick for Landrieu will be maintaining his cross-cultural support while making the tough decisions needed to turn the city around. 4. Suburban Scandals — And you thought New Orleans was corrupt? Take a look at Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard and the River Parishes. No one has been indicted yet in Jefferson, but the feds subpoenaed parish records and raided the parish’s would-be landfill contractor in what appears to be a widening probe. Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard resigned shortly after his top aide, Tim Whitmer, stepped down as CAO amid an insurance scandal; they were followed by Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson, who quit after it was learned he put Broussard’s former wife on the payroll for a job she was not doing. All


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Senate voted overwhelmingly for removal. He previously served as a state judge in Jefferson Parish, and his impeachment represents perhaps the last chapter in the fedsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wrinkled Robeâ&#x20AC;? investigation into corruption at the parish courthouse. 8. The State Budget Crisis â&#x20AC;&#x201D; State lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal are on a mad dash to â&#x20AC;&#x153;the cliffâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite metaphor for the huge revenue shortfall projected for the next fiscal year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and nobody has figured out yet how to turn things around. Higher ed and health care cuts loom large, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of pushback from colleges, doctors and others. 9. David Vitterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Re-election â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Love him or hate him, you have to admire the sinful senatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s political instincts, tenacity and focus. He dodged reporters and their pesky questions about his dalliances with prostitutes, raised wads of cash, and then had the good fortune of running for re-election in a state in which President Barack Obama is even more unpopular than sin. Vitter ran a strategically brilliant campaign, mentioning Democratic opponent Charlie Melancon only in the context of the congressmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support of the president. 10. John Young Elected Jefferson Parish President â&#x20AC;&#x201D; For a while it looked as though Jeffersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major political factions were going to war, but when At-Large Councilman Tom Capella opted to run for assessor instead of parish president, paGe 13

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eyes will be on the federal courthouse in 2011 as former St. John the Baptist Parish President Bill Hubbard reportedly is cooperating with the feds in several other suburban investigations. Hubbard pleaded guilty to soliciting bribes in 2009. Meanwhile, former Mandeville Mayor Eddie Price reported to jail in October to begin a three-year-plus prison term for corruption, and former St. Bernard Parish Judge Wayne Cresap was given a five-year jail term and fined $100,000 for his part in a judicial bribery scheme. 5. The Republican Tsunami â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Louisiana finally joined the rest of the South as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;redâ&#x20AC;? state on Nov. 2, and the GOP tide continues to rise as Democratic state lawmakers switch parties. Republicans will soon control the state House â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and will come close if not succeeding in owning the Senate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but will the GOP lead Louisiana out of the wilderness, or will this be just another case of the lean hogs moving closer to the trough to get their fill? The 2011 legislative session will hold some answers. 6. The NOPD Scandals â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Glover case, the Danziger Bridge case and other federal investigations have ripped open NOPDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cone of silence. Bad news is likely to continue as the federal intervention runs its course at NOPD and exposes other problem areas. The good news: when the feds and new Police Chief Ronal Serpas are done, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a much cleaner and more effective police department. 7. U.S. District Judge Thomas Porteous Removed â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Earlier this month, Porteous became only the eighth federal judge ever convicted by the U.S. Senate; the House unanimously adopted four articles of impeachment against him in March. Porteousâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trial painted him as corrupted by alcohol and gambling addictions, and the

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programs. Last year, Louisiana lawyers generated more than $1.5 million from IOLTA accounts. That money was spent on programs inside the state. The 2009 figure is almost $500,000 higher than in 2008. In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Gustav, and in the aftermath of the BP oil disaster, legal aid to the poor in Louisiana is more crucial than ever, IOLTA advocates say. Without the FDIC coverage in the amendment Vitter is holding up, lawyers across the country would face an ethical dilemma because they are legally bound to protect clients’ funds. If IOLTA accounts are not insured by the FDIC, many attorneys would have to deposit clients’ funds in accounts where the interest is not directed toward programs that benefit the legal system or the poor. IOLTA supporters say Vitter is the sole opponent in the Senate. The House approved the amendment overwhelmingly in a voice vote on Nov. 30. — DuBos

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arret Graves is one of those most-powerful-people-you’ve-probably-never-heardof types. He can get almost any elected official in Louisiana on the phone with one call because he partly oversees billions of dollars worth of construction projects. Everyone from contractors to parish presidents want to woo him. With a preppy charm and hair that often falls over his thickly lashed eyes, Graves looks slightly younger than his 38 years. His scratchy cadence and confident air, though, constantly remind those around him of his political stock. Graves chairs the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and is the top advisor to Gov. Bobby Jindal on all things coastal. On this day he seems almost incredulous. Sitting in the captain’s seat of a legislative committee room, he glares at a PowerPoint image of his boss’ now-legendary sand berms. “Look at all the gaps and holes,” Graves says during CPRA’s December meeting. He points to an image that shows more water than sand and shakes his head. Considering all the political theatrics and histrionics dished up to the national and state media, the berms look innocuous enough on the screen hanging from the ceiling — nothing like the “Great Wall” Jindal critics predicted over the summer. Graves is having an I-toldyou-so moment, and maybe he’s right: The berms, built hastily to capture oil that gushed from BP’s deepwater well beginning in April, don’t seem to be causing any noticeable damage to the nearby marshes and, despite being made of sand, are mostly still intact. Then again, Louisiana this year escaped serious Gulf winds and storm surges, which no doubt would have damaged the berms as much as they damage barrier islands. In addition, the berm project is considerably smaller than what was initially proposed. Jindal’s original vision was for 19 segments of berm stretching more than 100 miles — Louisiana’s entire coast runs slightly less than 400 miles. Jindal’s plan to shield a quarter of the coast is what brought the

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more directly to Vice President Joe Biden — spent time in New Orleans during the BP fiasco pushing berms stories on reporters. But partisan players weren’t the only naysayers. When the berms were first being built, coastal ecology professor Robert Young of Western Carolina University claimed he couldn’t find a “scientist who thinks that the project will be effective.” In October, The New York Times reported the berms had only collected 1,000 barrels of oil out of the 5 million barrels spilled, and that figure was cited again Dec. 16 in a “white paper” released by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (aka the National Oil Spill Commission). That report found BP had spent $220 million on berms to capture “not much more than” the 1,000 barrels of oil cited, and “presented an opportunity for state and parish officials to facilitate construction of a large-scale, temporary oil spill response measure whose purpose might, they believed, ‘pivot’ to permanent restoration of Louisiana’s barrier islands — with BP footing the bill.” The Oil Spill Commission, which was appointed by President Barack Obama, comes down hard on the berms and Louisiana in the opening paragraph of the report: “Former Louisiana governor Huey Long once described himself to an interviewer as follows: ‘Just say I’m sui generis, and let it go at that.’ Indeed, Louisiana’s politicians and politics are unique. And it was this unique environment that served as the primary staging grounds for the response to the Deepwater Horizon spill. The leaders of the spill response could PAGE 30

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nal $360 million fund. The main difference between a sand berm and a barrier island is size. Graves says berms are generally 6 feet tall and 20 to 30 feet across, while barrier islands are 6 to 8 feet tall and 200 to 300 feet wide. Graves says transitioning to barrier islands, which provide shoreline protection and opportunities for coastal restoration, is a logical step for the state, one that was not envisioned earlier this year. “There were no plans to do this before the spill,” he told CPRA two weeks ago. It’s easy to see the logic behind shoring up barrier islands with the remaining cash. It counts as coastal restoration in some respects and will serve as a key buffer against Gulf storms. The value of barrier islands is widely accepted; lawmakers have cre-

ated a special barrier island fund and related programs. “It’s the first line of defense,” says state Rep. Gordon Dove, a Houma Republican who chairs the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee and authored unopposed legislation creating the state’s first barrier island program. “When a tidal surge comes in, [barrier islands] can break its back. But our barrier islands are eroding and the passes between them are six or seven times bigger than what they used to be, allowing for higher salinity levels.” The new plan also makes sense because BP’s money can be used to draw down federal dollars. But it’s more than a little surprising that state officials hadn’t planned to improve PAGE 35

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Routon says, referring to them as “fallback efforts.” Those efforts include upgrading Shell Island in St. Bernard Parish, which currently has some berm assets, and Grand Isle’s Cheniere Ronquille, which has no berms. The berm and barrier islands project ended up being much smaller in scope than originally announced, but it still ranks among the largest restoration projects ever undertaken by the state — and the most controversial. “This thing has gone up and down and through the wringer publicly,” says Kyle Graham, deputy director for planning and programs with Jindal’s Office of Coastal Activities. “This was the largest scale dredging job in the history of the Gulf of Mexico. We had more heavy equipment in the Gulf actively dredging than there has been ever before.” Once it’s all completed, Graham says there will be a “substantial footprint.”

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AS FOR THE SCIENTIFIC DEBATE, it’s too soon to tell. “Given the extravagant cost and snail’s pace of progress of the original project, which probably wouldn’t have outlasted a single typical hurricane season, the governor may have found a way to convert a Keystone Cops effort into a credible keystone coastal project,” wrote Bahr, the former LSU marine sciences faculty member who also served as a coastal advisor to Jindal, on his LaCoastPost blog. “May is the key word here.” In the end, people may only remember the smaller scale of the berms and the new barrier island protections. For Jindal and his national ambitions, that would be a good thing. “The governor grabbed hold of a tragedy and leveraged it for something good,” says Dove, who plans to continue advocating for barrier island construction in the Legislature. “We may have never had this opportunity otherwise.” Late Dec. 16, Jindal’s office issued a statement from the governor regarding the Oil Spill Commission report: “This report is partisan revisionist history at taxpayer expense. The Commission would do a true service to Americans by recommending federal bureaucracies that can be eliminated or expedited in times of major disasters — like Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, instead of attacking the politics of Louisiana and Huey Long. … I would like the Administration to provide us with an estimate of the ‘cost’ that they did not deem worthy of every action possible to protect coastal families. “We are thrilled that this has become the state’s largest barrier island restoration project in history.” Jeremy Alford is a freelance journalist based in Baton Rouge. You can reach him through his website at jeremy@jeremyalford.com.

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of BP’s money to Shaw, according to Andrea Taylor, public information director for the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities. Shaw stands to receive another $62 million soon — roughly $40 million worth of work has yet to be performed, Taylor says. A lot of that coin, however, will move to the two dozen or so subcontractors on the job. With the help of the state and those contractors, Shaw did it all: overall project management, construction, permit compliance, monitoring activities, personnel, materials, equipment, mobilization, front-end planning, material testing, analysis, dredging, alignment surveys and more. Jindal took some heat when Shaw was selected because he has received campaign donations from the company and its officers — about $6,000 last year. Shaw was Jindal’s third most generous contributor when he was a U.S. congressman — giving him more than $23,000 in campaign donations. In a prepared statement when the company was selected, J.M. Bernhard Jr., Shaw’s president, distanced himself from politics: “With our corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge and more than 5,000 Louisiana-based employees, our roots are firmly planted in this state. Shaw has a deep personal interest in the protection of our state’s coastal resources.” Taylor says Shaw chose its subcontractors independently, and the state had no say in the selection process. “We do not pay them directly, therefore we cannot vouch for this information,” she wrote in an email listing all of the contractors used on the berm project. “The information is provided by Shaw, as Shaw pays them through the money they receive from us.” Not surprisingly, Shaw also is a direct contractor on the berm project and received more than $17 million serving in that capacity. Of the 23 contractors who worked on the berm project, only three Louisiana companies (other than Shaw) had political connections to Jindal’s gubernatorial campaign: CF Bean was paid $3 million for its work and previously donated $2,000 to the governor; GCR & Associates earned $993,000 and contributed $1,000; and BFM earned $243,000 and contributed $2,000. The most expensive contractor was Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation of Illinois, which pulled down $92 million for operating a slew of dredges and delivering sand to the berms. While BP has bankrolled the proj-

ect, the state has spent money and resources as well, even if some of it is hard to quantify (think: staff hours, travel, use of committee rooms, etc.). So far, the state has inked one contract on its own to support the berms and barrier islands plan. CH2M Hill has earned more than $905,000 under an agreement for providing construction oversight in the field and project implementation, Taylor says.

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A Helen Gillet holiday show is the concert equivalent of a wrapped present. Will it be the French chansons of Wazozo, the plucky cabaret of the New Orleans Bingo! Show or the pedal-stepping, bodyslapping, string-scraping extemporaneity of her avant-garde jazz gigs? The only clue: It’s shaped like a cello. Tickets $5. 10 p.m. Wednesday. Circle Bar, 1032 St. Charles Ave., 588-2616.

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The downtown theater scene blossomed in 2010. The AllWays Lounge closed the year with an exciting production of The Threepenny Opera. Veteran and young actors and musicians put together a great production that also brought together Uptown and Downtown talents and audiences. Also in the neighborhood, the New Orleans Fringe Festival filled the Marigny and Bywater with high-quality shows in a variety of genres and genre mashups, many of them by local companies. In just its third year, the festival hit an impressive stride. While puppet theater is nothing new in New Orleans, suddenly puppets are everywhere. The Mudlark Public Theatre hosted what seemed like a mini-puppet festival within the Fringe, highlighted by the house troupe’s show Hunter’s Blind. Arthur Mintz’s puppet odyssey version of Fantastic Mr. Fox opened in April, filling the third floor of the Contemporary Arts Center. The show reopened in November and runs through January. On the music front, Marrero puppet rapper Lil Doogie released YeahBrahCaDaBrah. In visual art, young artists were often the spotlight in 2010. At the New Orleans Museum of Art, Miranda Lash, curator of modern and contemporary art, brought in shows by local artists including Skylar Fein and Matt Vis and Tony Campbell, the duo behind Generic Art Solutions. With international art biennial Prospect.2 postponed to 2011, director Dan Cameron created Prospect.1.5, featuring artists with local connections, including new residents Michael Pajon and Justin Faunce in a show at Madame John’s Legacy (632 Dumaine St.) through Jan. 20, and New Orleansborn artists, like Maximilian Toth, whose work is currently on display at Good Children Gallery (4037 St. Claude Ave.).

Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins, Anders Osborne, Amanda Shaw, the Rebirth Brass Band and many more local musicians take the stage at the annual fundraiser for the Daniel Price Memorial Fund, which supports scholarships at NOCCA. John Boutte and NOCCA’s Red Hot Brass Band perform at the patron party. Tickets $30, $125 patron party (buffet dinner included). Patron party 6 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com

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Join Benny Grunch as he counts off the days of Christmas, from a dozen Manuel’s tamales down to the crawfish caught in Arabi. Grunch and the Bunch y’at up Christmas carols and hymns at his annual holiday show at Rock ’n’ Bowl. Tickets $1. 6 p.m. Saturday. Rock ’n’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-1700; www. rockandbowl.com.

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Original Meter and bass of spades George Porter Jr. may be busier in his 60s than he was in his 20s. Parallel projects include the Funky Meters, Piety Street Band, 7 Walkers, Johnny Vidacovich Trio, PBS (Porter Batiste Stoltz) and the Runnin’ Pardners, who celebrate his 63rd birthday a week early in this annual year-end blowout. Tickets $12. 9 p.m. Sunday. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www. howlin-wolf.com

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s 2010 draws to a close, a look back shows a busy and productive year for local artists and entertainers, but also one full of promising developments. For three months, New Orleans showed the nation it is ready for its closeup via David Simon’s HBO series Treme. A slew of local writers, actors and musicians got more than 15 minutes of fame out of the drama set in post-Katrina New Orleans. Artists including Dr. John, Donald Harrison, Kermit Ruffins and Benny Jones played themselves as the show went to great lengths to demonstrate its knowledge of local music. Exposure coincided with Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews’ national rise (see music preview, p 44) and Kermit Ruffins’ October release, Happy Talk (Basin Street), which spent several weeks in the Billboard jazz chart’s top ten. A second season of Treme is in production now and will debut in April 2011. New Orleans backdrops appear in many films completed in 2010 and yet to be released. Audiences may recognize local scenery in Red, Welcome to the Rileys, The Green Lantern, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Mighty Fine and many other productions. Other local shooting included another season of MTV’s The Real World, the Imagination Movers’ third season, Spike Lee’s If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don’t Rise and scenes for The Young and the Restless. It also was a busy year on local stages. Southern Rep offered new works, like Sarah Ruhl’s 2009 play In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), a world premiere for Steve Yockey’s Afterlife: A Ghost Story, and a host of programming in partnership with Le Chat Noir, where it schedules shows, including the monthly events like 6x6, featuring short works by local writers. Southern Rep also recently announced YO NOLA, a free after-school drama training program serving students enrolled at Success Preparatory Academy, a charter school in Treme.

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rust, the second release from Generationals, carries considerably more weight than the typical EP bridge. Arriving months in advance of sophomore album Actor-Caster, the record is actually the New Orleans pop trio’s latest recording, conceived in the summertime after tracking for the LP wrapped and captured in Austin, Texas, with producer/engineer Bill Baird (Sound Team). It’s also the only document of a band that no longer exists. Singer/drummer Tess Brunet, who joined the group following the June 2009 release of debut Con Law and gets cowriting credit on all four Trust songs, left it this fall, part of a second live band makeover in as many years. Perhaps the new lineup, premiering Jan. 14 at the Blue Nile and featuring two labelmates switching teams (keyboardist Michael Libramento of Floating Action and bassist Juston Stens, formerly of Dr. Dog), will be the one in which Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer’s compositional skills meet their concert match. For as Con Law suggested and this misstep-proof mini opus proves, there are no finer pop songwriters in the city right now than the former Eames Era guitarists. Not many new bands can afford to banish surefire singles to an afterthought EP. Trust claims three. Once opener “Say For Certain” breaks the ice with sputtering electronics and a bell-jingling wordless chorus; it’s an avalanche of bass melody and good vibes. Each track is headlined by a smile-cracking backbone or fluttering heartbeat, with the singers taking turns on the mic. “Carrying the Torch” is Widmer brightening “Faces in the Dark,” his ringing Smiths synths raining down on puddle-jumping bass. “Victim of Trap” boasts two bass leads, pulsating and oscillating as Joyner sings the platter’s stickiest lyric (“Beyond the ones who take it outside/ We are the ones who skate with our lives”). The badge-wearing title track wages guitarpop war, its minefield of bass eighth notes bombarded by an anthemic, electric air raid. Widmer’s sneak attack: fitting a four-note hook into the syllables of the name “Olivia.” Now they’re just showing off..

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Wednesday 22 BACCHANAL — Jazz Lab feat. Jesse Morrow, 7:30 BANKS STREET BAR — Major Bacon, 10 BAYOU PARK BAR — Hooch Riders, 9

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OLD OPERA HOUSE — Vibe, 8:30 OLD POINT BAR — Mike Burkhart, 8

PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8

BEACH HOUSE — Poppa Stoppa Oldies Band, 8

RALPH’S ON THE PARK — Joe Krown, 5

BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7

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

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

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BLUE NILE — United Postal Project, 8; Kris Royal & Dark Matter, 10

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

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BOURBON COWBOY TOO — MoonShyn, 7:30 CANDLELIGHT LOUNGE — Treme Brass Band, 9

CAROUSEL PIANO BAR & LOUNGE — John Autin, 9

CHECK POINT CHARLIE — T-Bone Stone, 7; Coleman Jernigan Project, 11

CHICKIE WAH WAH — Iguanas, 8:30

CIRCLE BAR — Jim O. & the No Shows feat. Mama Go-Go, 6; Helen Gillet, 10 COLUMNS HOTEL — Kristina Morales, 8

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

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FUNKY PIRATE — Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Sasha Masakowski, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Ched Reeves, 2; Joe Bennett, 7 KERRY IRISH PUB — Chip Wilson, 9

KRAZY KORNER — Death by Orgasm, 8:30 LACAVA’S SPORTS BAR — Crossfire, 9

LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Frank Fairbanks, 4:30 & 9 MAPLE LEAF BAR — Jenn Howard, 10

MOJO STATION — Ed Wills, Blues for Sale, 8

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — David Bode Trio, 9; Buddy Mann, 10 OAK — Billy Iuso, 7

OLD FIREMEN’S HALL — Two Piece & a Biscuit feat. Brandon Foret, Allan

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TROPICAL ISLE ORIGINAL — Mark Penton, 1; Debbie & Deacons, 5; Late as Usual, 9

WINDSOR COURT HOTEL (POLO CLUB LOUNGE) — Zaza, 6 YUKI IZAKAYA — By and By, 8

Thursday 23 BACCHANAL — Courtyard Kings, 7; Vincent Marini, 9:30 BANKS STREET BAR — Dave Jordan & the Neighborhood Improvement Association, 9 BAYOU BAR AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL — Armand St. Martin, 7 BAYOU PARK BAR — Ron Hotstream, 9

BEACH HOUSE — Beach House All-Stars, 8 THE BEACH — Chicken on the Bone, 7 BIG AL’S SALOON — Danny Alexander’s Blues Jam, 8

BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7 BLUE NILE — Gravity A, 10

BMC — Low-Stress Quintet, 7; J.P. Carmody & the Micro Brues, 10 BOURBON COWBOY TOO — MoonShyn, 7:30 CAROUSEL PIANO BAR & LOUNGE — John Autin, 9

CARROLLTON STATION — Dash Rip Rock, 10 CHARMAINE NEVILLE’S JAZZ CLUB — Mario Ortiz, 7

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CHICKIE WAH WAH — Call Girls, 8:30 CIRCLE BAR — Sam and Boone, 6; Dives, Makeshift Lover, Ex-Teenage Rebels, Fend for Yourself, 10 COLUMNS HOTEL — Fredy Omar, 8

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TROPICAL ISLE ORIGINAL — Mark Penton, 1; Butch Fields Band, 5; Late as Usual, 9 VAUGHAN’S — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30 WINDSOR COURT HOTEL (POLO CLUB LOUNGE) — Zaza, 6

YUKI IZAKAYA — Norbert Slama Trio, 8

Friday 24 ANDREA’S CAPRI BLU LOUNGE — Philip Melancon, 8 AUSTIN’S RESTAURANT — Scott Kyser, 6:30 BANKS STREET BAR — Mike Darby & the House of Cards, 10 BAYOU BAR AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL — Armand St. Martin, 7

BEACH HOUSE — Bobby Cure & the Summertime Blues, 9

BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7 BMC — By & By String Band, 3:30; Caroline Fourmy & Her Jazz Band, 7; Rue Fiya, 10; Young Pinstripe Brass Band, 1 a.m.

CAROUSEL PIANO BAR & LOUNGE — John Autin, 9 CHECK POINT CHARLIE — Poe Boys, 7; Big Easy Brawlers, 11

CIRCLE BAR — Jim O. & Sporadic Fanatics, 6 CLUB 7140 — Michael Ward, 8

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

FUNKY PIRATE — Mark Penton, 4; Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Tom Worrell, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8; Burlesque Ballroom feat. Linnzi Zaorski, midnight

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Colin Lake, 2; Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 7 KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1; Death by Orgasm, 8:30 LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Dwight Breland, 4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9 THE MAISON — Some Like it Hot!, 7; Caesar Brothers Funk Box, 10 MARKET CAFE — Andy K. & Bobby Love, 4:30

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Daniel Black, 7; Mike True, 10

OLD COFFEE POT RESTAURANT — Keiko Komaki, Robin Clabby & Erik Golson Trio, 6:30 OLD OPERA HOUSE — Bonoffs, 1; Vibe, 8:30

STICK THIS IN YOUR EAR OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — Jack Yoder, Greg “Lil G” Rosary, 6 PELICAN CLUB — Sanford Hinderlie, 7

PRESERVATION HALL — Lars Edegran, Big Al Carson, Topsy Chapman & St. Peter All-Stars, 2&4 SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6:30; New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, 10

ST. ROCH TAVERN — The Way, 9

TOMMY’S WINE BAR — Tommy’s Latin Jazz Band feat. Matthew Shilling, 9 TROPICAL ISLE BAYOU CLUB — Can’t Hardly Play Boys, 1; T’Canaille, 9 TROPICAL ISLE BOURBON — Captain Leo, 1; Mojo Trio, 5; Debbie & the Deacons, 9

TROPICAL ISLE ORIGINAL — Butch Fields Band, 1; Big Feets, 5; Late as Usual, 9

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

YELLOW MOON BAR — Michael James & His Lonesome, 9

Saturday 25 ANDREA’S CAPRI BLU LOUNGE — Philip Melancon, 8 APPLE BARREL — Peter Orr, 7 BANKS STREET BAR — Unnaturals, 10

BAYOU BAR AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL — Armand St. Martin, 7

BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7

BLUE NILE — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Khris Royal & Dark Matter (upstairs), 10; Hot 8 Brass Band, 10

BMC — New Orleans Jazz Series, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 6:30; Ready Teddy & Swamp Daddys Christmas Party, 9:30; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, 12:30 a.m. CAROUSEL PIANO BAR & LOUNGE — John Autin, 9 CARROLLTON STATION — Fred LeBlanc, 9

CHECK POINT CHARLIE — Music Maker Review, 7 CIRCLE BAR — Jazzholes, 6

COCONUT CLUB — Uncle Wayne Daigrepont, 7:30 COLUMNS HOTEL — Ryan Way & guest, 8

DAVENPORT LOUNGE — Jeremy Davenport, 9 DECKBAR & GRILLE — Miche & MixMavens, 8 THE EMBERS “ORIGINAL” BOURBON HOUSE — Curtis Binder, 6

FUNKY PIRATE — Mark Penton, 4; Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8 HOUSE OF BLUES — Trombone Shorty, Mia Borders, 9

HOWLIN’ WOLF — Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 10 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — David Torkanowsky, 8; Brass band jam, midnight

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Joe Bennett, 2; Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 5

KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1; Death by Orgasm, 8:30 LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP — Mike Hood, 9 LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Jason Bishop, 4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9

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MAPLE LEAF BAR — 101 Runners, 10 MULATE’S CAJUN RESTAURANT — Bayou DeVille, 7 NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Badura, 9 OAK — Amanda Walker, 8

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ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Benny Grunch & the Bunch, 6 SPOTTED CAT — Dominic Grillo & the Frenchmen Street AllStars, 10

TROPICAL ISLE BAYOU CLUB — Can’t Hardly Play Boys, 1; Waylon or Jimmy Thibodeaux, 5; T’Canaille, 9

TROPICAL ISLE BOURBON — Captain Leo, 1; Mark Barrett, 5; Debbie & the Deacons, 9 TROPICAL ISLE ORIGINAL — Butch Fields Band, 1; Rhythm & Rain, 5; Late as Usual, 9

Sunday 26 ARNAUD’S FRENCH 75 BAR — Gumbo Trio, 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 BLUE NILE — Mainline, 10

BMC — Nola Music Series, 1; Joe Kennedy Project, 5:30; Deluxe, 9; George Sartin Band, midnight BOMBAY CLUB — Jeff Greenberg, 6

BOURBON COWBOY TOO — MoonShyn, 7:30

BUFFA’S LOUNGE — Some Like it Hot, 11 a.m. CAFE ATCHAFALAYA — Sam & Boone, 11 a.m.

CAFE NEGRIL — Smoky Greenwell & the Blues Gnus, 10 CAFE RANI — Courtyard Kings, 11 a.m. CHAMPIONS SPORTS PUB & GRILL — Sam Cammarata, 8

CIRCLE BAR — Micah McKee & Loren Murrell, 7; High in One Eye, Proud Father, Marathon, 10

COLUMNS HOTEL — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. COURT OF TWO SISTERS — Mary Flynn, 9:30 a.m.

D.B.A. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 7; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 10 DONNA’S BAR & GRILL — Jesse McBride & the Next Generation Jazz Band, 9

THE EMBERS “ORIGINAL” BOURBON HOUSE — Curtis Binder, 6 FINNEGAN’S EASY — Laissez Faire, 3

FRENCH QUARTER PIZZERIA — Nervous Dwayne, 8

FUNKY PIRATE — Mark Penton, 4; Willie Lockett & All Purpose Blues Band, 8 HOUSE OF BLUES — Sunday Gospel Brunch, 10 a.m.

HOWLIN’ WOLF — George Porter Jr.’s Birthday Bash feat. George Porter Jr. & His Runnin’ Pardners, 9

HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 7

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TROPICAL ISLE BOURBON — Marc Stone, 1; Mark Barrett, 5; Debbie & the Deacons, 9 TROPICAL ISLE ORIGINAL — Butch Fields Band, 1; Rhythm & Rain, 5; Late as Usual, 9

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YUKI IZAKAYA — Luke Winslow King, 7

Monday 27 APPLE BARREL — Sam Cammarata, 8

BACCHANAL — Jonathan Freilich, 7:30 BANKS STREET BAR — N’awlins Johnnys, 9

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 2; Cindy Chen, 7

BJ’S LOUNGE — King James & the Special Men, 10

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

BOURBON COWBOY TOO — MoonShyn, 7:30

KERRY IRISH PUB — Chip Wilson & Friends, 8

LE PAVILLON HOTEL — Philip Melancon, 8:30 a.m.

LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Jason Bishop, 4:30; Lacy Blackledge, 9

MADIGAN’S — Anderson/Easley Project, 9 THE MAISON — Tomcats, 10

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10 MARKET CAFE — Andy K. & Bobby Love, 4:30

MULATE’S CAJUN RESTAURANT — Bayou DeVille, 7

OLD OPERA HOUSE — Bonoffs, 1 OLD POINT BAR — Wilson & Moore, 3:30

THE PRECINCT — Funk Express, 7:30

PRESERVATION HALL — Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Jazz Band, 8 RALPH’S ON THE PARK — Joe Krown, 11:30 a.m.

RITZ-CARLTON — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m; Catherine Anderson, 2 ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Wiseguys, 5

ROOSEVELT HOTEL (BLUE ROOM) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Victor Goines All-Stars feat. Wycliffe Gordon, 8 & 10

SPOTTED CAT — Rights of Swing, 3; Bel Polcer & Friends, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sound, 10 ST. CHARLES TAVERN — Maryflynn Thomas, 10 a.m.

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BMC — Fun in the Pocket feat. Mayumi Shara & Reinaldo, 6; Smoky Greenwell’s Monday Night Blues Jam, 9:30

CAFE ATCHAFALAYA — Burke Ingraffia, Dr. Danny Acosta, 7 CHICKIE WAH WAH — Spencer Bohren, 7

CIRCLE BAR — Jonathan Parish, 10 COLUMNS HOTEL — David Doucet, 8

D.B.A. — Glen David Andrews, 9 DONNA’S BAR & GRILL — Les Getrex & the Blues All-Star Band, 9

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

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON (M!X ULTRALOUNGE) — Tim Sullivan Jazz Trio, 7

FUNKY PIRATE — Willie Lockett & All Purpose Blues Band, 8 HI-HO LOUNGE — Blue Grass Pickin’ Party, 8

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Bob French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Truman Holland, 2; Brint Anderson, 7

KERRY IRISH PUB — Lynn Drury, 9 LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Marc Stone, 4:30

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Papa Grows Funk, 10 MAT & NADDIE’S RESTAURANT — Courtyard Kings, 7 MY BAR — Danny T, 8

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Animal City, 7; Dave Easley, 8;

Dave Maleckar, 9; Genial Orleanians, 10 OLD POINT BAR — Brent Walsh Trio, 8 PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10 SPECKLED T’S — Beagles, 6

SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Dominic Grillo & the Frenchmen Street AllStars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 ST. ROCH TAVERN — Washboard Lissa Orchestra, 7 TROPICAL ISLE BAYOU CLUB — Waylon or Jimmy Thibodeaux, 5; T’Canaille, 9 TROPICAL ISLE BOURBON — Butch Fields, 5; Can’t Hardly Play Boys, 9 TROPICAL ISLE ORIGINAL — Damien Louviere, 1; Big Feets, 5; Rhythm & Rain, 9

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NOW SHOWING 127 HOURS (R) — Screenwriter Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) chronicles the true story of an American mountain climber (James Franco) who was trapped in an isolated Utah canyon after a boulder fell on his arm. AMC Palace 20, Canal Place BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) — The museum screens a 4-D

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film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater

BLACK SWAN (R) — Darren Aronofsky directs Natalie Portman as a veteran ballerina whose psyche begins to crumble after nabbing the lead role in Swan Lake. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand BURLESQUE (PG-13) — A smalltown girl (Christina Aguilera) moves to Los Angeles and finds her place in an ailing burlesque theater run by a former dancer (Cher). AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER (PG) — The lat-

est installment in the C.S. Lewis book series continues Edmund and Lucy Pevensie’s Narnia adventures. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

DEEP SEA (NR) — Audiences experience the depths of the ocean. Entergy IMAX DINOSAURS ALIVE! (NR) —

David Clark helms a CGI jaunt in a Jurassic park. Entergy IMAX, Kenner MegaDome DUE DATE (R) — Trying to

make it to his child’s birth in time, a first-time father (Robert Downey Jr.) hitches a ride with an aspiring actor (Zach Galifianakis) for a road trip gone comically awry. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

FAIR GAME (PG-13) — Naomi Watts and Sean Penn star in the drama based on the memoirs of Valerie Plame, the woman outed as a CIA agent by the Bush administration. Canal Place

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The image of Santa as a jolly and eternally generous fellow is the most popular conception of the holiday figure, but there have been other accounts of his character and intentions. The Finnish film Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale revives a folk image of him not as a spirit that rewards good behavior but as a wicked old man who spies on children and seeks to punish those on the naughty list. An avenging Santa would not be welcome long, and in this film, previous generations dealt with St. Nick by capturing and imprisoning him. In the vein of a horror thriller like Alien, the action begins when a team of corporate prospectors digs deep into what looks like a mountainous burial tomb and finds a mysterious block of ice. It’s young Pietari (Onni Tommila) who first realizes Christmas is different in his village: Children are disappearing and someone is spying on him. He tries to warn his father, but men in the area are more concerned with who’s poaching the local herds of reindeer. It’s an original and often humorous alternative take on Christmas. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students/seniors, $5 Zeitgeist members. — Will Coviello

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THE FIGHTER (R) — Mark Wahlberg stars as wrestler “Irish” Micky Ward, a world lightweight champion trained by his brother (Christian Bale). AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST (R) — Lisbeth

Salander fights for her life in more ways than one in the final installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy. Prytania

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

narrates a 15-day river-rafting trip that highlights the beauty of the Colorado River. Entergy IMAX HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 (PG-13) — The Hogwarts gang

sets out to find and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s vitality. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 HOW DO YOU KNOW (PG-13) — A former athlete past her

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finds herself in a love triangle with a baseball player and a corporate executive. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 LOVE & OTHER DRUGS (R) — A

free spirit who refuses to be tied down (Anne Hathaway) finds her match in a charming pharmaceuticals salesman (Jake Gyllenhaal). AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 20

MEGAMIND (PG) — Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Ben Stiller provide the voices in the animated comedy about a supervillain whose life feels meaningless after defeating his nemesis. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20 THE NEXT THREE DAYS (PG-13) — A man’s (Russell Crowe)

life takes a sharp turn when his wife (Elizabeth Banks) is accused of murder. Grand

THE SOCIAL NETWORK (PG13) — Aaron Sorkin and David

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princess with magical golden hair, in Disney’s animated musical comedy. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE TOURIST (PG-13) — An

American tourist in Italy (Johnny Depp) gets caught in a dangerous situation when a woman with ulterior motives (Angelina Jolie) intentionally crosses his path. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

TRON: LEGACY (PG) — A

27-year-old searching for his video game developer father (Jeff Bridges) gets drawn into a stunning digital world. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

UNSTOPPABLE (PG-13) — An

engineer and conductor (Denzel Washington and Chris Pine) begin a race against time when faced with a runaway train carrying toxic chemicals. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

A WOMAN, A GUN AND A NOODLE SHOP (R) — Zhang

Yimou’s remake of the Coen brothers’ Blood Simple follows a Chinese noodle shop owner as his plan to murder his wife and her lover unravels. Canal Place

SPECIAL SCREENINGS BRIT WIT — The Big Top screens

British comedies every week. 7 p.m. Tuesday, 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com

cartoon bear and his pal Boo Boo try to keep Jellystone Park from closing. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

A CHRISTMAS STORY (PG) — A boy living in the 1940s is out to convince everyone around him that a BB gun is an appropriate Christmas gift for a young child. Tickets $8. Midnight Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com

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CHRISTMAS WITH THE SIMPSONS (NR) — The cafe screens the

YOGI BEAR (PG) — The famous

LITTLE FOCKERS (PG-13) — In

the third installment of the comedy series, Greg and Pam Focker’s entire family descends for their twins’ birthday, and misunderstandings and spying missions abound.

OPENING SATURDAY GULLIVER’S TRAVELS (PG) — Jack

Black stars as a modern-day Gulliver, who is mistakenly assigned a travel piece on the Bermuda Triangle and finds himself trapped on an island of tiny people.

Christmas special from the iconic animated TV series. Free admission. 8 p.m. Monday, La Divina Gelateria, 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com

FOUR LIONS (R) — The satire

follows a group of British Muslim men who chase dreams of glory by becoming suicide bombers. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 9 p.m. Saturday-Monday, then Dec. 28-30 and Jan. 1-4, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. zeitgeistinc.net

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (NR) —

In Frank Capra’s classic, an angel helps a distraught businessman (James Stewart) by showing what life would be like if he never existed. Tickets $5.50. Noon Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 8912787; www.theprytania.com

NIGHT CATCHES US (R) — After years of a mysterious absence, a young man returns to the Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 5:30 p.m. SaturdayMonday, then Dec. 28-30 and Jan. 1-4, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; www.zeitgeistinc.net RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS STORY (R) — After an archeo-

logical dig, scientists accidentally release the malevolent Santa Claus of Finnish folklore who captures naughty children. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 Zeitgeist members. 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday, then Dec. 28-30 and Jan. 1-4, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. zeitgeistinc.net

VIEUX CARRE MATINEES —

The Historic New Orleans Collection screens short films on Louisiana history and culture. Visit www.hnoc.org for details. Free admission. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. TuesdaySaturday, Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081; www. lepetittheatre.com WHITE CHRISTMAS (NR) — A

pair of army veterans’ songand-dance team becomes romantically involved with a sister act, and they team up to save their former commanding general’s failing inn. Tickets $5.50. Noon Saturday-Sunday and Dec. 29, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania.com AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), 429-9090; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), 734-2020; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), 734-2020; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), 734-2020; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992 ; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 6411889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, 468-7231; Prytania, 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 527-6012 Compiled by Lauren LaBorde


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

works by Stacy Kranitz; “Action/ Reaction,” works by Erica Stavis; both in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December.

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

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

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

by gallery artists; 504 Toys, locally handcrafted toys; both ongoing.

ALL IN THE FRAME GALLERY. 2596 Front St., Slidell, (985) 2901395 — “Serene Waters, Clear Horizons,” paintings by Annie Strack, ongoing. ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., 524-8211; www.angelakinggallery.com — “Luminous

Notes,” oil paintings by Michelle Gagliano, through Friday. ANTENNA GALLERY. 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www.antennagallery.org — “Color Falls

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

by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others, ongoing.

AORTA PROJECTS. Poland Avenue and N. Miro Street; www.aortaprojects.blogspot.com — “Blue

Fence,” installation by Jennifer Odem, through December.

ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings by Louise

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

ART GALLERY 818. 818 Royal St., 524-6918 — Paintings, sculpture

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

ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com — “Flow-

ers,” mixed media by Nicole Charbonnet, through Friday. Photographs by David Halliday in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; “Water, Water Everywhere So Let’s Have a Drink,” video installation by Okay Mountain Collective for Prospect.1.5; both through Jan. 29, 2011.

ARTICHOKE GALLERY. 912 Decatur St., 636-2004 — Artists work on site in all media; watercolors and limited-edition prints by Peter Briant, ongoing.

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Prayer: Reflections of the 21st Century Feminine,” a group exhibition featuring 20 artists, through December.

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

BERGERON STUDIO & GALLERY. 406 Magazine St., 522-7503; www.bergeronstudio.com — Photographs by Michael P. Smith, Jack Beech, Harriet Blum, Kevin Roberts and others, ongoing.

from the Blue Series by Joseph Pearson, ongoing.

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

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

BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “Louisiana! United

We Stand to Save Our Wetlands,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing.

Noble; mixed-media drawings by Dale Newkirk; both through December.

BRYANT GALLERIES. 316 Royal St., 525-5584; www.bryantgalleries.com — Paintings by Dean Mitchell, ongoing. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www.byrdiesgallery. com — “Totally Bald,” works by

Thomasine Bartlett in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 5, 2011.

CALICHE & PAO GALLERY. 312 Royal St., 588-2846 — Oil paintings

by Caliche and Pao, ongoing.

CALLAN FINE ART. 240 Chartres St., 524-0025; www.callanfineart. com — Works by Eugene de

Blass, Louis Valtat and other artists of the Barbizon, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist schools, ongoing.

CANARY GALLERY. 329 Julia St., 388-7746; www.thecanarycollective.com — “Silent Moan,” silver

gelatin prints by Michael Donnor in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December.

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

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

CARIBBEAN ARTS LTD. 720 Franklin Ave., 943-3858 — The gallery

showcases contemporary Haitian and Jamaican art.

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

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

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

BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 525-2767; www. barristersgallery.com — “Like a

BRUNNER GALLERY. 215 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 893-0444; www.brunnergallery. com — Paintings by Elizabeth L.

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

X-posure The fifth annual PhotoNOLA may be officially over, but most of its more than 50 exhibitions are still open. The diversity is mind-boggling, but many of the Uptown venues share a related theme in the form of the Southern landscape and its people. Louisiana and Trees: Life Entwined at Sibley Gallery features work in various media, but the photographs by Wanda Boudreaux, Joshua Mann Pailet, Richard Sexton and Michel Varisco are thoughtful evocations of trees as the poetic inflection points of the region’s geopsychic terrain. Those images are serendipitously complemented by Natasha Sanchez’s evanescent lumen prints of local flora at Julie Neill Designs; although in a very different vein, Stacy Kranitz’s photos of fighting cocks and their owners, at the Big Top, provide a psychically complex yet oddly engaging look at Louisiana’s once emblematic and now outlawed blood sport. At Cole Pratt, Leslie Addison and George Yerger’s sepia prints of old weathered buildings and ghostly vistas convey the timeless elemental qualities of the region and its landscape. Yet, while the ambrotype photographs by Euphus Ruth at the Kevin Gillentine Gallery are related in theme, his uniquely woozy, wet-plate collodion images of the Mississippi Delta suggest surreal flashbacks into the psyche of the place, while hinting at what a Clarence John Laughlin-William Faulkner collaboration might have looked like. At Du Mois Gallery, Kathleen Robbins’ straight color documentary images of the Delta provide a yang counterpoint to Ruth’s yin. But when it comes to inexplicably dreamy imagery, it’s hard to top the Katrina doll X-ray photographs (pictured) by Lisette de Boisblanc at Coup d’Oeil Art Consortium. Her aunt’s antique dolls drowned in the floodwater, but an acquaintance just happened to have an old X-ray machine that gave them a haunting new life. Striking works by Grissel Giuliano, Angela Martin Berry, Maggie Covert and Terry DeRoche round out the show. Also striking are the Southern Isolation images by Eric Paul Julien and Anna Hrnjak at Poet’s Gallery, and Colin Miller’s faux news photos at The Darkroom — but this only scratches the surface of PhotoNOLA’s latest imagistic tsunami. — D. Eric Bookhardt PhotoNOLA 2010: Selected Uptown Venues www.photonola.org/exhibitions

THE DARKROOM. 1927 Sophie Wright Place, 522-3211; www. neworleansdarkroom.com — “Newsworthy,” works by Colin Miller in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 31, 2011. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 5243936 — “Incidental Journey,”

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

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

Exhibit Into the Flatlands and the Year of Believing,” works by Rachael Therese Depauw, Niki Fisk, Rebecca Rebouche and Kathleen Robbins in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 4, 2011. DUTCH ALLEY ARTIST’S CO-OP GALLERY. 912 N. Peters St., 4129220; www.dutchalleyonline. com — Works by New Orleans

artists, ongoing.

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

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

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

by Tommy Thompson, Phillip Sage, James Michalopoulos and others, ongoing. FREDRICK GUESS STUDIO. 910 Royal St., 581-4596; www.fredrickguessstudio.com — Paintings by

Fredrick Guess, ongoing.

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

Gold,” a group exhibition by artist collective Team Lump and gallery members, through Jan. 2, 2011.

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

Todd White, ongoing.

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

tography by Christopher Porche West, ongoing.

GALLERIA BELLA. 319 Royal St., 581-5881 — Works by gallery

artists, ongoing. GALLERY 421. 421 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-5858 —

More than 500 pieces of art by more than 50 artists, ongoing.

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

a group invitational exhibit featuring 14 artists, through Jan. 30, 2011.

GEORGE SCHMIDT GALLERY. 626 Julia St., 592-0206; www. georgeschmidt.com — Paintings by George Schmidt, ongoing. GRAPHITE GALLERIES. 936 Royal St., 565-3739 — “Sinners and

Saints,” works by Joe Hobbs, ongoing.

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

Harouni, ongoing.

HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 525-7300; www. heriardcimino.com — “Of-

ferings,” monotypes by José Bedia, paintings by Margaret Evangeline and sculpture by Martin Payton; “Where Danger and Dishonor Lurks,” fiber sculpture by Loren Schwerd for Prospect.1.5; both through December.

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

exhibition for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 27, 2011.

ISABELLA’S GALLERY. 3331 Severn Ave., Suite 105, Metairie, 779-3202; www.isabellasgallery. com — Hand-blown works by Marc Rosenbaum; raku by Kate Tonguis and John Davis; all ongoing. JAMIE HAYES GALLERY. 621 Chartres St., 592-4080; www.jamiehayes.com — New Orleans-style art by Jamie Hayes, ongoing. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com —

“Only in New Orleans,” a group exhibition of paintings, through December. JON SCHOOLER GALLERY. 8526 Oak St., 865-7032; www. jonschooler.com — “Subliminal WOWs,” paintings by Jon Schooler, ongoing. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery.com —

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Daisuke Shintani, through Dec. 28. “Untimely Ruins,” works by Kevin Levine in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; “Selections from the Past,” works by Generic Art Solutions in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; both through December. JULIE NEILL DESIGNS. 3908 Magazine St., 899-4201; www. julieneill.com — “Facade,”

photographs by Lesley Wells, ongoing.

KAKO GALLERY. 536 Royal St., 565-5445; www.kakogallery.com — Paintings by Don Picou and

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

KAWLIGA STUDIOS. 3331 St. Claude Ave., (225) 276-8159 — “Any Day Now,” works by

Amy Davis, Alleyn Evans and Benjamin Mortimer in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 7, 2011.

KEN KIRSCHMAN ARTSPACE. NOCCA|Riverfront, 2800 Chartres St. — “A Second of Your Time,” a

group exhibition of five artists for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 7, 2011.

KEVIN GILLENTINE GALLERY. 39173919 Magazine St., 891-0509; www.kevingillentine.com —

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

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

Hansen, Tora Lopez, John Oles and William Murphy, ongoing. specializes in 18th and 19th century European oil paintings by artists from the French Salon and Royal Academy as well as French Impressionists.

L9 CENTER FOR THE ARTS. 539 Caffin Ave., 948-0056 — “Faces

of Treme,” works by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun, ongoing. LE PETIT SALON DE NEW ORLEANS. 906 Royal St., 524-5700 — Paintings by Holly Sarre,

ongoing.

LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com — “Asteroids and

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

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

exhibition by Pictures of the Year International in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Feb. 11, 2011.

LOUISIANA CRAFTS GUILD. 608 Julia St., 558-6198; www.louisianacrafts.org — Group show

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

Rose: The Red Trumpet Series, a Tribute to Louis Armstrong,” paintings, mixed media and sculpture by Myesha Francis, through December. Works by Jonathan M. Hicks for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 8, 2011.

MAHALIA JACKSON EARLY CHILDHOOD & FAMILY LEARNING CENTER. 2405 Jackson Ave. — “The

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

MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 427-4759; www. martinechaissongallery.com — “Fragile Beauty,” works by Marjorie Brown Pierson in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 29, 2011. METAIRIE PARK COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL. 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www.mpcds. com — “The Unconventional

Portrait,” works by Mark Bercier, David Halliday, Gina Phillips and Alexander Stolin, ongoing.

MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., 558-0505; www. michalopoulos.com — Paint-

ings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing.

MICHELLE Y WILLIAMS GALLERY. 835 Julia St., 585-1945; www.michelleywilliams.com — Works by

Michelle Y. Williams, ongoing.

NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — Sculptural works in metal by Jonathan Taube; participatory sidewalk art by Tish Douzart; glass rock sculpture by Curtiss Brock, through Jan. 8, 2011. NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 865-5328; www. newcombartgallery.tulane. edu — “Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan,” through Jan. 9, 2011. OAK STREET GALLERY. 111 N. Oak St., Hammond, (985) 345-0521 — “12 x 12 Days of Christmas,” works presented in 12-inch by 12-inch format, through December. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www. octaviaartgallery.com — “The

Machine in the Garden,” a group exhibition of paintings, photographs and sculpture for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 8, 2011. ONE SUN GALLERY. 616 Royal St., (800) 501-1151 — Works by local and national artists, ongoing. PARSE GALLERY. 134 Carondelet St — “ ... And Beyond,” a multimedia group exhibition featuring nine artists, through Jan. 11, 2011.

PEARL ART GALLERY. 4421 Magazine St., 228-5840 — Works by Cindy and Drue Hardegree, Erica Dewey, John Womack, Sontina, Lorraine Jones and S. Lee, ongoing.

St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “Fired Up,” sculpture and pottery by MaPo Kinnord-Payton; “Minimalist Series,” watercolors by Alvin Roy; both through December.

PHOTO WORKS NEW ORLEANS. 521 St. Ann St., 593-9090; www. photoworksneworleans.com — Photography by Louis Sahuc, ongoing.

STEVE MARTIN STUDIO. 624 Julia St., 566-1390; www.stevemartinfineart.com — Contemporary sculpture and paintings by Steve Martin and other Louisiana artists, ongoing.

POET’S GALLERY. 3113 Magazine St., 899-4100 — “Southern

Isolation,” photographs by Anna Hrnjak and E. Paul Julien, through Jan. 28, 2011.

REINA GALLERY. 4132 Magazine St., 895-0022; www.reinaart. com — “Vintage New Orleans

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

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

Ashley Beach, Sabine Chadborn, Denice Bizot and other New Orleans artists, ongoing.

RIVERSTONE GALLERIES. 719 Royal St., 412-9882; 729 Royal St., 581-3688; Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 36, 566-0588; 733 Royal St., 525-9988; www. riverstonegalleries.net — Multi-

media works by Ricardo Lozano, Michael Flohr, Henry Ascencio, Jaline Pol and others, ongoing. ROBERE LORD GALLERY. 2375 Tchoupitoulas St., 267-5802; www.roberelordgallery.com —

“Assuming the Sublime,” works by Bellavia, through December.

RODRIGUE STUDIO. 721 Royal St., 581-4244; www.georgerodrigue. com — Works by George Rodri-

gue, ongoing.

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

glasswork, ongoing.

RUSTY PELICAN ART. 4031 St. Claude Ave., 218-5727; www. rustypelicanart.com — Works by

Travis and Lexi Linde, ongoing.

SALONE DELL’ARTES ARTEMISIA. 3000 Royal St., 481-5113 — “I

Genti H2O,” works by Shmuela Padnos, ongoing.

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

Phipps, ongoing.

SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Louisiana & Trees: Life Entwined,” a group exhibition in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 11, 2011. SLIDELL ART LEAGUE GALLERY. Historic Slidell Train Depot, 1827 Front St., Suite 201, (985) 847-9458 — “Out of the Blue,” a

group exhibition and competition, through Feb. 3, 2011.

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STUDIO BFG. 2627 Desoto St., 942-0200; www.studiobfg.com — “Peel Sessions: First Install-

ment,” works by Tina Stanley, ongoing.

STUDIO GALLERY. 338 Baronne St., third floor, 529-3306 — Works by

YA/YA artists, ongoing.

TAYLOR BERCIER FINE ART. 233 Chartres St., 527-0072 — “A Three Cornered Hat,” collage by Billy Renkl, altered intaglio by Ruth Marten and found objects by Michele Muenning, through Jan. 10, 2011. THOMAS MANN GALLERY I/O. 1812 Magazine St., 581-2113; www. thomasmann.com — “Where’s the Money?” group exhibit interpreting the economy, ongoing. TRIPOLO GALLERY. 401 N. Columbia St., (985) 893-1441 — Works

by Bill Binnings, Robert Cook, Donna Duffy, Scott Ewen, Juli Juneau, Kevin LeBlanc, Ingrid Moses, Gale Ruggiero, Robert Seago and Scott Upton, ongoing.

UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Pannaroma: Photographs Made with Thomas Roma’s 1x3 Camera,” a group exhibition featuring 15 artists, through Jan. 2, 2011. VENUSIAN GARDENS ART GALLERY. 2601 Chartres St., 943-7446; www.venusiangardens.com —

“Luminous Sculpture,” works by Eric Ehlenberger, ongoing.

VINCENT MANN GALLERY. 305 Royal St., 523-2342; www.vincentmanngallery.com — “French Towns and Countrysides,” an exhibition featuring 19th- and 20th-century French painters, through December. WESLEY UNITED CHURCH. 2517 Jackson Ave.; www.centralcityartistproject.org — “J. Fiber,” a

collaborative drawing project between Jane Fine and James Esber for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 8, 2011.

WMSJR. 1061 Camp St., 299-9455; www.wmsjr.com — Paintings by Will Smith, ongoing. A WORK OF ART GALLERY. 8212 Oak St., 862-5244 — Glass works

by Juli Juneau; works from the New Orleans Photo Alliance; both ongoing.

SPARE SPACES ALVAR LIBRARY. 913 Alvar St., 596-2667 — “Poems of South

Louisiana in Black and White,” gelatin prints by Ed Hammerli in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 6, 2011. “Youth,” sculpture by Betty Petri; “The Solitary Chair,” sculpture by Michael Moreau; both ongoing. BACCHANAL. 600 Poland Ave., 948-9111; www.bacchanalwine. com — “Coming Home: 2005-

2009,” photographs by Lee Celano, ongoing.

BELLA NOLA. 4236 Magazine St., 897-9499; www.bellanola. net — Paintings by Mario Ortiz,

ongoing.

BUD’S BROILER. 500 City Park Ave., 486-2559 — Works by

Andrew Bascle, Evelyn Menge and others, ongoing.

CAFE MINH. 4139 Canal St., 4826266 — Photographs by Jim

Thorns, through December.

CAMPBELL’S COFFEE & TEA. 516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 2466992; www.campbellscoffee. com — Multimedia works by

Margaux Hymel, ongoing.

CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE. 527 Decatur St., 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com — “Cur-

rents 2010: New Orleans Photo Alliance Members Showcase,” through Jan. 2, 2011.

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR. 5535 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-8500; www.dosjefescigarbar.com — Works by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. DRISCOLL ANTIQUES. 8500 Oak St., 866-7795; www.driscollantiques.com — Works by Sandra

Horstman Roberts, ongoing.

FUEL. 4807 Magazine St., 8955757; www.fuelcoffeehouse. net — Watercolors laminated

onto wood by William Smith, ongoing.

HANCOCK BANK. 4070 Lonesome Road, Suite A, Mandeville, (985) 626-1241 — St. Tammany Art

Association Members’ Gallery Group Exhibition, through Jan. 5, 2011.

HAZELNUT NEW ORLEANS. 5515 Magazine St., 891-2424; www. hazelnutneworleans.com — Photography by Roy Barloga, ongoing. HI-HO LOUNGE. 2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-4446 — Works by Robin Durand, Brad Edelman, Tara Eden, Eden Gass and others, ongoing. HOUSE OF LOUNGE. 2044 Magazine St., 654-9208; www. houseoflounge.com — “Siren,”

works by Christy Rogers in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Feb. 28, 2011.

INTERIORS AND IMPORTS. 813 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 624-7903 — Paintings by Annie Strack, ongoing. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE. 221 Camp St., 553-9550; www.ihhotel. com — Paintings by YA/YA se-

nior guild and alumni, ongoing.

JAX BREWERY. 600 Decatur St., 299-7163 — Works by YA/YA youth artists, ongoing. JW MARRIOTT NEW ORLEANS. 614 Canal St., Suite 4, 525-6500; www.marriott.com — Works by

Charlene Insley, ongoing.

LIBERTY’S KITCHEN. 422 1/2 S. Broad St., 822-4011 — Paintings on canvas by YA/YA artists, ongoing. LIZANO’S GLASS HAUS. 3400 Cleary Ave., Suite B, Metairie, 4541144 — Fused-glass works by Paulette Lizano, ongoing. MCKEOWN’S BOOKS AND DIFFICULT MUSIC. 4737 Tchoupitoulas St., 895-1954 — “The Book

of Kells, Revisited,” encaustic paintings by Patricia Kaschalk, ongoing.

MOJO COFFEE HOUSE. 1500 Magazine St., 525-2244; www. myspace.com/mojoco — Photographs by Marc Pagani, ongoing. NEOPHOBIA. 2855 Magazine St., 899-2444; www.neophobianola.com — Works by Tanner, ongoing. NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE. 5110 Danneel St., 8913381; www.neutralground.org —

Work by local artists, ongoing. NEW ORLEANS CAKE CAFE & BAKERY. 2440 Chartres St., 9430010 — Oil landscapes of the

Ustabes by Will Smith, ongoing.

PEACHES RECORDS. 408 N. Peters St., 282-3322 — “Gospel and

Blues,” photographs by Rita Posselt, ongoing.

SOUND CAFE. 2700 Chartres St., 947-4477 — Mixed-media paint-

ings by YA/YA alumnus Gerard Caliste, ongoing.

SURREY’S CAFE & JUICE BAR. 1418 Magazine St., 524-3828; www. surreyscafeandjuicebar.com — Watercolor, pen and ink series of New Orleans landmarks by Will Smith, ongoing. THREE MUSES. 536 Frenchmen St., 298-8746 — Portraits by Zack

Smith, ongoing.

YELLOW MOON BAR. 800 France St., 944-0441; www.yellowmoonbar.com — Mural by Mike Frolich, ongoing.

CALL FOR ARTISTS ELEMORE MORGAN AS MENTOR EXHIBIT. The Hillard University

Art Museum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette seeks artists who studied under Morgan between 1965 and 1998 to participate in an exhibition. Email lagray@louisiana.edu for details. Submission deadline is December 31.

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ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — “Ashe in Retrospect: 19982008,” photographs by Morris Jones Jr., Eric Waters, Jeffrey Cook and others, ongoing. BACKSTREET CULTURAL MUSEUM. 1116 St. Claude Ave.; www.backstreetmuseum.org —

Permanent exhibits of Mardi Gras Indian suits, jazz funeral memorabilia and social aid and pleasure club artifacts, ongoing.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — “Ephemera: River with Flowers,” installation by Brandon Graving, through Feb. 27, 2011. “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” student-created quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing. GEORGE & LEAH MCKENNA MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; www.themckennamuseum.com — “Something Old,

GERMAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER. 519 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 363-4202; www.gaccnola.com — Museum exhibits

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HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org —

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

2011. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “Stick Around for

Joy,” paintings by Brandon Anschultz, through Thursday. “Untitled No. 6029,” sculpture by Eric Dallimore, through December.

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

Neighborhood: A Hands-On Exhibit”; “Fetch,” a scavenger hunt designed to develop problem-solving skills; “Team Turtle Training Camp,” a hands-on exhibit designed to teach kids how to make healthy choices; all ongoing.

LOUISIANA FILM MUSEUM. Montrel’s Bistro, 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747; www.louisianafilmmuseum.org — The muse-

um features props, costumes, video clips, still photographs, posters and other exhibits from major films produced in Louisiana.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 5686968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — “LSU: Building an American

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

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

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

LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT MUSEUM. Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal St., 3102149; www.lasc.org — The

Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society sponsors the museum’s exhibitions of the people and institutions that have contributed to the development of Louisiana law for 300 years.

MAIN LIBRARY. 219 Loyola Ave., 529-7323; www.nutrias. org — “Hidden from History: Unknown New Orleanians,” photographs of the city’s working poor, ongoing. MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL. 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. museumoftheamericancocktail.org — “Absinthe Visions,”

photographs by Damian Hevia, ongoing.

Circle, 658-4100; www.noma. org — “Great Collectors/Great Donors: The Making of the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1910-2010,” through Jan. 23, 2011. “Deja Vu All Over Again: Generic Art Solutions;” “Selections from Project 35” videos selected by Independent Curators International; both through Feb. 13, 2011. “The Most Beautiful Day of My Youth,” photographs by Bernard Faucon, through March 13, 2011. “Residents and Visitors: 20th Century Photographs of Louisiana,” a collaboration with the Historic New Orleans Collection, through March 27, 2011. “Peter Carl Faberge and Other Russian Masters,” permanent collection of Faberge objects; “Six Shooters,” photographs from the New Orleans Photo Alliance; both ongoing. NEW ORLEANS PHARMACY MUSEUM. 514 Chartres St., 5658027; www.pharmacymuseum. org — Exhibits on 19th-century

pharmacy, medicine and health care, all ongoing. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org —

“Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort,” a juried invitational exhibition; “One Block: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds,” photographs by Dave Anderson; Paintings by Robert Julian Onderdonk; “Walker Evans’ Louisiana: Photographs from the Collection of Jessica Lange”; “The Michael Brown and Linda Green Collection”; all through Jan. 2.

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

sider the Oyster,” oyster plates from Jim and Diane Gossen’s private collection; “The Don Effect,” an exhibit based on the Goat in the Road theater and dance production of the same name; both through December. “Acadian to Cajun: Forced Migration to Commercialization,” a multimedia exhibit; “Laissez Faire — Savoir Fare,” the cuisine of Louisiana and New Orleans; “Eating in the White House — America’s Food”; all ongoing.

TANGIPAHOA AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM & BLACK VETERANS ARCHIVES. 1600 Phoenix Square, Hammond, (985) 542-4259; www.africanamericanheritagemuseum.com — The museum exhibits works

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

that preserve and tell the history of African-American ancestors in Louisiana; it also houses the country’s first memorial to black Vietnam War veterans, ongoing.

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll

TULANE UNIVERSITY. Joseph Merrick Jones Hall — “Treme: People and Places,” maps, architectural drawings and photographs celebrating the bicentennial of Faubourg Treme, through November, 2011.

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


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MICKEY’S MAGIC SHOW. UNO

Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., 280-7171; www.arena.uno.edu — Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and other classic Disney characters join forces with professional illusionists. Visit www.disneylive.com for details. Tickets $19-$56. 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. SCROOGE IN ROUGE. Le Chat Noir,

715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www. cabaretlechatnoir.com — Jefferson Turner re-imagines The Christmas Carol as a British music hall show in the production starring Ricky Graham, Yvette Hargis and Varla Jean Merman. Tickets $32 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. ThursdayFriday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

auditions BARBERSHOP HARMONY SOCIETY.

Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; www.ctk-nola.org — The Greater New Orleans Chapter holds new member auditions for its Mardi Gras Chorus. Call 363-9001 or visit www.mardigraschorus.org for details. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS.

Delgado Community College, City Park campus, Orleans Avenue, between City Park Avenue and Navarre Street; www.dcc.edu — The women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 453-0858 or visit www.crescentcitysound.com for details. 7 p.m. Monday.

COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love

Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 4006145 — The bar hosts a free weekly stand-up comedy show. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.howlin-wolf.com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open mic portion. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY OPEN-MIC. La Nuit Comedy

Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts a weekly open-mic comedy night. (Sign-up time is 10:45 p.m.) Tickets $8. 11 p.m. Friday.

COMEDY SPORTZ NOLA. La Nuit

Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts a safe-for-allages team comedy competition. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. DYKES OF HAZARD. Rubyfruit Jungle,

1135 Decatur St., 571-1863; www. myspace.com/rubyfruitjunglenola — Kristen Becker hosts a weekly comedy show with live music, sketch comedy, burlesque and more. Admission $5. 9 p.m. Friday.

GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — Actors improvise a comedy based on audience suggestions. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday. GROUND ZERO COMEDY. The Mai-

son, 508 Frenchmen St., 309-7137 — The show features local stand-up comedians. Sign-up is 7:30 p.m; show is 8 p.m. Friday. IVAN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT. Rusty Nail,

1100 Constance St., 525-5515 — The Rusty Nail hosts a weekly open-mic comedy and music night. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

LA NUIT STAND-UP OPEN MIC. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — The theater hosts an open mic following the God’s Been Drinking show. 11 p.m. Friday. LAUGH OUT LOUD. Tarantula Arms, 209 Decatur St., 525-5525 — Simple Play presents a weekly comedy show. 10 p.m. Thursday. PERMANENT DAMAGE STAND-UP COMEDY. Bullets Sports Bar, 2441

A.P. Tureaud Ave., 948-4003 — Tony Frederick hosts a stand-up comedy show with professional comedians. Free admission. 8 p.m. Wednesday. SIDNEY’S STAND-UP OPEN MIC.

Sidney’s, 1674 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 341-0103 — The show features professional, amateur and

elf help Advent calendars don’t start on the post-Thanksgiving kickoff of holiday shopping that has become known as “Black Friday,” but they should. The best account of the roller-coaster ride between the highest hopes of capturing Christmas magic and the unholy battling in the trenches of shopping, holiday crowds and visits with department store Santas is David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries. Taking the stage at Le Chat Noir, A.J. Allegra effortlessly channeled Sedaris’ insightful, tender and sometimes biting voice in the hilarious essay-turnedmonologue about seasonal employment, suspended disbelief and the meaning of Christmas. Sedaris arrived in New York City as an aspiring writer and soap opera fan. Close-to-broke, he applied for a job as an elf in Santaland at Macy’s, in the belly of Manhattan’s commercial beast. His chronicle of his days in the cheer factory is by no means an anti-holiday screed, but if there were a middle list between naughty and nice that identified human failings exposed by desperate parenting, disgruntled employees and the strange anti-social norms of overcrowded New York, this would be it. Allegra, who attended college in New York, had a sure command of Sedaris’ sardonic humor, rants about the blissfully ignorant, and the incredulous self-awareness that for all his ambition, he’s stuck wearing striped stockings and a jingly hat and going by the name Crumpet. He pores over an interview question about why he wants to be an elf; he ponders the segregation of changing rooms (Santas get a dressing room, elves change in a flooded bathroom); and he laughs off customer complaints regarding lack of elfin holiday cheer and false rumors about Cher visiting Santaland. The set was fully decorated and festive, and some video projections and audio bits throw a little extra tinsel on the tree. Sedaris’ observations are entertaining because he is fascinated by the way people — both fellow employees and holiday shoppers — try to make Santaland live up to their needs, expectations and fantasies. Some elves confide to children that they are actors, not real elves. Some parents are maniacal about getting perfect photos of their crying, emotionally overloaded children on Santa’s lap. One mentally disabled man waits in line for multiple visits because he believes it’s a visit with the real Santa. And of course, there are unpredictable encounters with brassy New Yorkers in search of a restroom. There are inspiring moments as well. In the end, it’s an uplifting show because both cheer and misery love company, especially during the holidays. — Will Coviello

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

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Thursday 23 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of

Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — The Ogden offers art activities for kids during the weekly After Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

events Tuesday 21 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Broadway Street

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

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

ROAD HOME ASSISTANCE . Community Center of St. Bernard, 1107 LeBeau St., Arabi, 281-2512 — Representatives are available at the center to assist hom-

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eowners with questions and concerns. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. SIP & SHOP. Clever Wine Bar,

3700 Orleans Ave., 483-6314; www.cleverwines.com — The event features complimentary cocktails and vendors on hand for holiday shopping. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. SULA FOUNDATION HOLIDAY SOCIAL . Canine Connection/

Canine Culture, 4920 Tchoupitoulas St; www. canineconnectionnola.com — The holiday party features refreshments, shopping and pit bull caroling. Guests can bring a leash or collar to donate to a needy dog. Visit www.sulafoundation.org for details. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday 22 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City

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

French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — The weekly market offers seasonal produce, seafood, prepared foods, smoothies and more. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. GET TO KNOW GOD. Lost & Found Center, 901 Independence St., 344-1234; www.lostandfoundcenter. org — The group meets every week to discuss Bible scripture. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. East

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

INFANCY TO INDEPENDENCE .

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

MODEL GREEN HOUSE . 409

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

SAVE OUR CEMETERIES CEMETERY TOURS. The group

conducts tours of New Orleans cemeteries. Call 5253377 for details.

TALENT SHOWCASE . Le Roux, 1700 Louisiana Ave. — Masse Media Consulting, KMP and Men of Business host a weekly “You’ve Got Talent” showcase open to all poets, singers, dancers and others. Call 899-4512 for details. General admission $10, performers $5. 9 p.m. to midnight. WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT JW MARRIOTT. JW Marriott New

Orleans, 614 Canal St., Suite 4, 525-6500; www.marriott. com — The hotel showcases local music and art with spirit tastings and hors d’oeuvres. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. 484 Sala

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

Thursday 23 ALVAR CHESS. Alvar Library,

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

CHANGES. Hey! Cafe, 4332

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

FRESH MARKET. Circle Food

Store, 1522 St. Bernard Ave. — The Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium market features fresh produce, dairy, seafood, baked goods and more. EBT and WIC accepted. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob. com — The event benefiting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists features a patron party with food, a silent auction and a performance by John Boutte. A concert with Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Amanda Shaw, Rebirth Brass band and others follows the patron party. Patron party admission $125, general admission $30. 6 p.m. patron party, 7:30 p.m. general admission. IRON RAIL LADIES’ NIGHT. The Iron Rail, 511 Marigny St., 948-0963; www.ironrail.org — Iron Rail offers a weekly creative space for women. Email ladiesnight.ironrail@ gmail.com for details. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE . Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.


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org — The group offers lessons in African dance and more, along with nutrition, health and wellness seminars. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Monday.

Friday 24 ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLIC/ DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES. Fair Grinds

Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 9139073; www.fairgrinds.com — The weekly support group meets. Visit www.adultchildren.org for details. 6:15 p.m. Fridays.

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

Sunday 26 DIMENSIONS OF LIFE DIALOGUE . New

Orleans Lyceum, 618 City Park Ave., 4609049; www.lyceumproject.com — The nonreligious, holistic discussion group focuses on human behavior with the goal of finding fulfillment and enlightenment. Call 368-9770 for details. Free. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

NEEDLE JUNKIES. 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top

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

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

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TOASTMASTERS MEETING . Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — New Orleans Toastmasters Club hosts an open weekly meeting (except holidays) to hone the skills of speaking, listening and thinking. Call 251-8600 or visit www. notoast234.freetoasthost.org for details. 6 p.m. UNITED NONPROFITS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS. Nonprofit Central, 1824 Oretha

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

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SPORTS NEW ORLEANS HORNETS. New Orleans

Arena, 1501 Girod St., 587-3663; www. neworleansarena.com — The Hornets play the New Jersey Nets (Wednesday) and the Atlanta Hawks (Sunday). Visit www.nba.com/hornets for details. 7 p.m. Wednesday, 6 p.m. Sunday.

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SWINE & WINE . Rookies Sports Cafe, 1600 W. Causeway Approach, (985) 231-7661; www.rookiessportscafe.com — The fundraiser for United Way features food by barbecue champions John Wheeler and Chad Edwards and a wine and bourbon tasting. Call 827-9262 for details. Admission $60, $100 per couple. 6 p.m.

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Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, 3097304 or (877) 500-7304; www. bbbssela.org — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors to area children. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information.

CASA NEW ORLEANS. The orga-

nization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. Thorough training and support is provided. Call Mike Madej at 522-1962 ext. 213 or email mmadej@casaneworleans.org for details. EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION .

The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call 821-5009 or email info@degashouse.com for details.

GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER .

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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 717-4257 or email mmorgan@ gnofairhousing.org for information. HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. The

group holds orientations to connect locals with available volunteer opportunities in New Orleans. Call 483-7041 ext. 107 or email cho@handsonneworleans.org for details.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS.

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.

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PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS.

Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 8328111 for details. Marigny St., 948-0963; www. ironrail.org — The bookstore and community space seeks volunteers. Weekly meetings are 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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 837-0175 or email daveharrell@yahoo.com for details. JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL . The charter school

that educates at-risk middle school students who have been expelled from Jefferson’s public schools seeks adult mentors for its students. Call 836-0808 for details.

LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS.

Dorothy Dorsett Brown LA/ SPCA Campus, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., Algiers, 368-5191; www.la-spca.org — The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Ginger Morvant at ginger@la-spca.org for details.

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 8885880 for details. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION . The MDA seeks

volunteers ages 16 and up for its weeklong summer camps around the country. Call (800) 572-1717 or visit www.mda. org/summercamp for details. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM . National World War

II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — The museum is accepting applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call 527-6012 ext. 233 or email janet.mauer@nationalww2museum.org for details.

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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 654-1060 for information.

SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEERS. New Orleans

Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., 821-4121; www.nocoa.org — The council seeks senior volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details.

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holds regular volunteer training sessions to work with public school students one-onone in reading and language skills. Call 899-0820, email elizabeth@scapc.org or visit www.stairnola.org for details.

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The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upperschool New Orleans students. Call 831-8475 for details.

TOURO VOLUNTEER SERVICES. Touro Volunteer Services, 1401 Foucher St., 897-8107; www. touro.com/content/careercamp — The infirmary seeks adult volunteers to assist with the Family Surgery Lounge, Patient Information Desk, book and goody cart, hospital tours and health screenings. Call Volunteer Services at 8978107 for information.

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

ARTHUR SILVERMAN . Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — The author signs Silverman: The Art Works of Dr. Arthur Silverman. 3 p.m. Tuesday. DEBRA SHRIVER . Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — The author signs Stealing Magnolias: Tales from a New Orleans Courtyard. 2 p.m. Wednesday. DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at

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Book Store, 3003 S. Carrolton Ave., 8617504 — The author signs Saintsational Swamp Adventure. 11 a.m. Thursday.

SPOKEN WORD. Ebony Square, 4215 Magazine St. — The center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. Tickets $7 general admission, $5 students. 11 p.m. Friday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; www.neutralground.org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. UNIVERSES. Craige Cultural Center, 1800 Newton St., Algiers — The center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Sunday. WALLACE STEVENS GROUP. New Orleans Lyceum, 618 City Park Ave., 460-9049; www.lyceumproject.com — The group meets every other Sunday to discuss the poet’s works. Call 460-9049 for details. 10 a.m. For complete listings, visit www.bestof-

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5 Fifty 5 — 555 Canal St., 553-5638; www.555canal.com — New Orleans dishes and Americana favorites take an elegant turn in dishes such as the lobster mac and cheese, combining lobster meat, elbow macaroni and mascarpone, boursin and white cheddar cheeses. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St.,

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525-4455; www.bayona.com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE GREEN GODDESS — 307 Exchange Alley, 301-3347; www. greengoddessnola.com — Chef Chris DeBarr’s contemporary cooking combines classic techniques, exotic ingredients and culinary wit. At lunch, Big Cactus Chilaquiles feature poached eggs on homemade tortillas with salsa verde, queso fresca and nopalitos. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www.one-sl.com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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Tchoupitoulas St., 558-0900 — Dino’s kitchen serves burgers, chicken tenders, salads and

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like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin.Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ELIZABETH’S

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

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

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

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59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205 — Slow-cooked brisket and pork are specialty at this Northshore smokehouse. The half-slab rib plate contains six ribs served with a choice of two sides. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

WALKER’S BAR-B-QUE — 10828

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

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Houma Blvd., Metairie, 941-7607 — Breakfasts of eggs, waffles or burritos are served any time at the Breakroom. The breakfast platter rounds up two eggs, bacon and a hashbrown patty. At lunch, the signature Breakroom sandwich is piled high with corned beef, pastrami, purple onion, lettuce and tomato. There’s also a selection of salads and a coffee bar. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-

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City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ RICCOBONO’S PANOLA STREET CAFE — 7801 Panola St., 314-1810

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

ST. JAMES CHEESE — 5004 Prytania St., 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com — The cheese shop offers more than 100 varieties of cheese from around the world. A small menu includes creative sandwiches, salads and specials. The Radette cheese sandwich includes house-made pastrami and spicy pickles on rye. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 — The signature Loto-Burger is as good as ever, or try the castle burgers. Fried seafood and plate lunches provide square meals, as do the sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ TERRAZU — 201 St. Charles Ave.,

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

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CHINESE Road., Metairie, 887-3295 — China Rose offers many Chinese seafood specialties. The Lomi Lomi combines jumbo shrimp, pineapple and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, fries them golden brown and serves them on a bed of sautéed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Kupcake Factory prides itself on creative sweet treats (517 St. Louis St., 324-3325; 819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 464-8884; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., 267-3328: www.thekupcakefactory.com).

Royal Street salad features baby spinach and mixed lettuces with carrots, red onion, red peppers, grapes, olives, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ BEN ’N JERRY’S — 3500 Veterans

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

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HAPPINESS — 1900 Lafayette St., Suite 4, Gretna, 368-1355; www.threehappiness. com — Three Happiness serves Chinese and Vietnames dishes and dim sum specials on weekends. Westlake duck features tender duck with snow peas, corn, straw mushrooms and napa cabbage. Vietnamese crepes are served with pork and shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

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

COFFEE/ DESSERT ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal

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CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713

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

AUSTIN’S RESTAURANT — 5101 W.

Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 888-5533; www.austinsno.com — Austin’s cooks hearty Creole and Italian dishes like stuffed soft-shell crab and veal Austin, which is crowned with crabmeat. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GUMBO SHOP — 640 St. Peter

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

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

Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992; www.

mredsno.com — Mr. Ed’s offers seafood dishes and some Italian accents. Try shrimp beignets with sweet chili glaze or creamy blue crab dip. Eggplant Vincent is a fried eggplant cup filled with crawfish and shrimp and served with pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000

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

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Dickory Ave., Harahan, 734-8455; www.cellersrr.com — 1801 Dickory Ave., Harahan, 734-8455; www.cellarsrr.com — The deli at this wine shop serves up hearty dishes and creative sandwiches like the “spicy bird” with smoked turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, pepper Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo on a croissant. The shrimp remoulade salad is served over romaine with cucumbers and tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave.,

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

MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www.martinwine.com — Sandwiches piled high with cold cuts, salads, hot sandwiches, soups and lunch specials are available at the deli counter. The Cedric features chicken breast, spinach, Swiss, tomatoes and red onions on seven-grain bread. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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Out2Eat page 65 St., 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com — Attiki features a range of Mediterranean cuisine including entrees of beef kebabs and chicken shawarma. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JaPaNESE KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-

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

MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton

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

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AMERICAN PIE DINER — 2244 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 468-2187 — American Pie serves breakfast around the clock and a menu of burgers and Americana classics. The Reuben has melted Swiss over pastrami and sauerkraut and is served with fries or chips. Chicken quesadillas with provolone and sauteed onions and peppers are one of the changing daily specials. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $ DAISY DUKES — 121 Chartres St.,

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

STEVE’S DINER — 201 St. Charles Ave., 522-8198 — Located in the Place St. Charles food court, Steve’s serves hot breakfasts until 10 a.m. Lunch features sandwiches, salads and hot plate lunches such as fried catfish and baked chicken Parmesan. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

FRENCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia

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

MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; www. martiniquebistro.com — This

French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stoneground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Owner Loukia Christakis helps serve Cuban and Latin American dishes at Country Flame (620 Iberville St., 522-1138).

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

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

6666; www.schiroscafe.com — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vegetarian 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., 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metai-

rie, 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are

Photo by Cheryl Gerber available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

ItaLIaN www.bacco.com — Bacco blends Italian and contemporary Creole cuisine. Chef Chris Montero artfully prepares homemade pastas and fresh seafood, including lobster and shrimp ravioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL RESTAURANT — 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie,

455-2266 — This Italian-style eatery serves New Orleans favorites like stuffed crabs with jumbo lump crabmeat with spaghetti bordelaise and trout meuniere with brabant potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TONY MANDINA’S RESTAURANT — 1915 Pratt St., Gretna, 362-2010;

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

LOuISIaNa CONtEMPORaRY ATCHAFALAYA RESTAURANT —

901 Louisiana Ave., 891-9626; www.cafeatchafalaya.com — Atchafalaya serves creative contemporary Creole cooking. Shrimp and grits feature head-on Gulf shrimp in a smoked tomato and andouille broth over creamy

grits. There’s a Bloody Mary bar at brunch. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.thebombayclub. com — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MILA — 817 Common St., 412-2580;

www.milaneworleans.com — MiLA takes a fresh approach to Southern and New Orleans cooking, focusing on local produce and refined techniques. Try New Orleans barbecue lobster with lemon confit and fresh thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www. ralphsonthepark.com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEDtERRNEaN/ MIDDLE EaSERN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur

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

ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 5817253; www.rocknsake.com — Rockn-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

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

COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St.,

522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and char-broiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018

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

NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL — 3242 Magazine St., 899-0031;

1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com — These taquerias serve Mexican favorites such as portobello mushroom fajitas and chile rellenos. There are happy hour margaritas on weekdays and daily drink specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Fried green tomatoes are topped with grilled jumbo shrimp and roasted chili remoulade and capers. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MuSIC aND FOOD GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St.,

525-8899; www.gazebocafenola. com — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood poboys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com/neworleans — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur

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

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

NEIGHBORHOOD GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100

Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com — Gott Gourmet’s menu of creative dishes and sandwiches includes a cochon de lait po-boy made with pulled pork, homecooked Dr. Pepper-honeybaked ham, pickles, Gruyere cheese, ancho-honey coleslaw and honey mustard-chile mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards. $ KOZ’S — 515 Harrison Ave., 484-0841; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, 737-3933; www.kozcooks.com — Louisiana favorites such as seafood platters, muffulettas and more than 15 types of po-boys, ranging from hot sausage to cheeseburger, are available at Koz’s. The Will’s Chamber of Horrors sandwich features roast beef, ham, turkey, Swiss and American cheese, Italian dressing and hot mustard. . No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ LIUZZA’S RESTAURANT & BAR —

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Out2Eat page 66 3636 Bienville St., 482-9120; www. liuzzas.com — This neighborhood favorite serves casual Creole and Italian fare. The Frenchuletta is a muffuletta on French bread served hot. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$ MR. ED’S RESTAURANT — 910 W. Espla-

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

RAJUN CAJUN CAFE — 5209 W. Napo-

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

PIZZa MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING —

2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8328032; www.marktwainspizza.com — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125

Esplanade Ave., 948-1717 — Nonna Mia uses homemade dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. Gourmet pies are topped with ingredients like pancetta, roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms and prosciutto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ REGINELLI’S — 741 State St., 899-1414; 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-6868; 874 Harrison Ave., 488-0133; 3244 Magazine St. 895-7272; 5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0111; www.reginellis.com — This New Orleans original offers a range of pizzas, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ R&O’S RESTAURANT — 216 Old Ham-

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

SLICE PIZZERIA — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-

7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800 — Neapolitan-style pizza rules, but you can buy pizza by the slice and add or subtract toppings as you choose. There are also a full coffee bar, Italian sodas and organic teas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www.theospizza.com — There

is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 4861600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SaNDWICHES & PO-BOYS MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454

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

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

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Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com — Sammy’s offers a wide array of poboys and wraps. The house-cooked bottom round beef in gravy is a specialty. The menu also includes salads, seafood platters, a few Italian dishes and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TRACEY’S — 2604 Magazine St., 8992054; www.traceysnola.com — The roast beef po-boy dripping with garlicky gravy is the highlight of a menu transplanted from the former Parasol’s to this Uptown bar. Other options include fried seafood and bar noshing items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

SEaFOOD JACK DEMPSEY’S — 738 Poland Ave.,

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

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

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

RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 5981200; www.redfishgrill.com — Seafood creations by Executive Chef Gregg Collier dominate a menu peppered with favorites like hickory-grilled redfish, pecancrusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

StEaKHOuSE RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE — Harrah’s

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

taPaS/SPaNISH GALVEZ RESTAURANT — 914 N. Peters St.,

595-3400; www.galvezrestaurant.com — Located at the former site of Bella Luna, Galvez offers tapas, paella and a Spanishaccented bouillabaisse. Besides seafood, entrees include grilled Black Angus sirloin and roasted chicken. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metarie Road,

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

VIEtNaMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., 899-

5129; www.moonnola.com — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE — 135 N. Carroll-

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

PHO HOA RESTAURANT — 1308 Manhattan Blvd., 302-2094 — Pho Hoa serves staple Vietnamese dishes including beef broth soups, vermicelli bowls, rice dishes and banh mi sandwiches. Bo kho is a popular beef stew. Appetizers include fried egg rols, crab rangoons and rice paper spring rolls. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PHO NOLA — 3320 Transcontinental Drive,

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

PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $


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SEASONAL TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Moore’s Honey Farm, Kountz, TX, has 4 positions for bees & honey. 3 mths experience required w/references; valid and clean DL; tools and equipment provided; housing and trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $9.78hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 1/17/11 - 11/17/11. Apply for this job at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX6788628.

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4526 A St. Ann $239K Great views of City Park & perfect deck in rear to view Endymion Parade. Spacious 1 br/1.5 ba totally renov. post-Katrina. Wd flrs, hi ceils, stainless steel apps. 1089 square feet.

922-24 Dauphine $900K 4 unit French Quarter multi-family. 3457 sqft total. Great Quarter location! Parking.

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7444 ST CHARLES AVE, #108 1st flr condo in great area! 2 bdrms, 2 ba, hdwd flrs, furn kit w/granite counters, cen a/h, pool, pkg, brick patio. $265,900. Debbie Prejeant 504-952-0959 or 504-866-2785 dprejeant@latterblumpm.com LATTER & BLUM

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Owner (504) 256-6327

620 Derbigny St. Commercial Property 2758 sq. ft. • $175,000 Kathy Hunter • 985-688-5873 Prudential Gardner

GENTILLY

FRENCH QUARTER CONDOS 929 Dumaine ONLY 4 LEFT! STARTING AT $99,000 G. Geoffrey Lutz Owner/Agent 482-8760

5542 Charlotte Dr. $99,500 Slab Ranch - 3 BR, 2 BA Partially renov + Guest Cottage 504-568-1359

WAREHOUSE DIST.

330 Julia Unit 310 Completely renovated furn. studio space in epicenter of Historic WH/ Arts District. Wd flrs, travertine bath, maple cabs, SS appls. Rftp sundeck, pool & fit room. $160,000

Shaun Talbot • Talbot Realty Group

504-525-9763 • www.talbot-realty.com sktalbot@talbot-realty.com

REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS GETAWAY EVERYDAY!

414 S. Jeff Davis Pwy $247K Renov. Victorian Camelback in demand area, mins from CBD. Res or offc (zones B-1). All amenities, open liv/ din area, high ceils, wd flrs, 3 BR/3BA, granite cntrs, cust cabinets, indoor lndry, deck, fncd brick patio. Gated dw for 2 cars, sec. syst, approx 1803 sqft.

FRENCH QUARTER

Nice loft boathouse w/view of lake/ marina. 40ft cov slip, granite kit. $279K. Jennifer 504-250-9930, lanasa.com. HGI Realty 504-207-7575

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT CONDO FOR SALE

1 Blk off St. Charles. 2/2, wd flrs, appls & w/d incl., grnite cntrtps & ss appl. OS pkng. $169,900 Darlene, Hera Realty 504-914-6352

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CORPORATE RENTALS 2325 Pasadena Ave. Clearview, I-10.

1Bd/1Ba Unts. Nwly Remodeled.Furnshd. Qn Size Bd, WiFi, Cbl. Pking.Utilt Incld. Laund Fac. Sec Camrs. $1250/ mth. 1 mth min. 504-491-1591.

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Available in Mid City 2300 sf, $800/mo. 504-813-2920 or jr70121la@aol.com

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Representing

Faubourg Saint Charles Condos Unit #9 FOR SALE

1 BDRM, fully furnished, pool, 1 parking space • $399K

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$795 CALL

899-RENT METAIRIE 2805 Wytchwood Dr.

1Bd/1Ba Lafreniere Pk. CA/H. D/W. Crpt/wd flr. Frig&Stv. W/D hkups. Ref. Please. $625/mo+dep. 504-250-2151

3012 14th Street

Newly renov 2 br, 1.5 ba TH, w/d hkp, furn kit w/dw, c a/h, patio. No pets. No Sec.8 $750/mo. 504-833-1197.

BUCKTOWN BEAUTY

2Bed/1Ba. Furnished Kitch. Cent. A/H. No Pets. $800 +dep. Water Paid. Ref requird. 985-893-1140.

Condo For Rent

2Bd/1Ba. 835sqft. Faces pool. Patio/ OS Pking.Laundry Facil./Pool on Premises. $850/mth 504-289-4411

HIDDEN GEM

Chic seclusion in the heart of Metairie. ALL NEW 1 bdrm $660. Laundry, wtr. pd, pkg-1 car. 780-1706 www. orrislaneapts.com

LUXURY APTS

3 BR, 2 full baths, LR, DR, kit, w&d hkups, faux fireplace, fans, blinds. No pets. $900/mo. 504-443-2280

OLD METAIRIE 332 ARIS

1/2 dbl, nwly renov, cer & wd flrs, 2 br, furn kit, laundry rm, encld garage & storage. $850 & lse. 945-9761 $1250/mo. 1 BR/1 1/2BA. Hot tub & Pool, pkng. New kit. Util & TV incld., 24 hr desk service. 504-628-4996

1804 N. RAMPART

1 room efficiency , furn kit. Prking, 2 blks to Qtr. Only $600/mo. with water paid + 1 mo dep. 504-9451381 or 504-908-1564.

FRENCH QUARTER APTS

Next to Rouses Grocery Store, furn/ unfurn, studio/1 BR, $650-$1200. Call 504-919-3426 or 504-581-6350.

NEW RENTAL

Newly renov. 3 rms, kit, bath, washrm, fridge, mw, stove & washer. $650 wk/ neg. 504-905-9086, 504-717-7394.

OFF STREET PARKING

1713 BURGUNDY, 1 bd/1 ba, furn kit, all elec, ac, carpet, wtr pd. 1 yr lse. $850 + dep. 949-5518, 418-2513

LAKEVIEW/LAKESHORE

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT 1 BEDROOM APT

2511 S Carrollton Ave. Furn kit, cen a/h, off st pkg. $700/mo, wtr pd. Background ck required. 504-450-7450.

1 ST CHARLES AVE APT

Private Patio! 1 br, furn kit, off st prkg, secure, paid water, cen a/h w/d. $1000/mo. Call 504/237-4902.

1012 WASHINGTON AVE

Completely renov 2 bdrms, 2 ba, cen a/h, wood floors, w/d, new appls, lg rear yard. $1395/mo. O/A, 891-3180.

1107 S. PETERS #305

Rockn’ reno. 1 br condo. Lg kit, loft br, hi ceil, pkg, sec. Great city views! RE/ MAX N.O. PROP 494-2208.

1205 ST CHARLES AVE

Furn lux 1 br condo in conv location. Fully equip kit, gated pkg, fitness ctr. Call Mike for price, 281-798-5318.

6217 Catina Street

1205 ST CHARLES/$1195

2Br/1Ba. furn kit,w/d, cA/H. alarm, ceil fans, Cerm.tile, crpt. garage. Wtr Pd. $1150/mo, Call 400-9345

Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry. 985871-4324, 504-442-0573. Avail Jan 2

Beautiful Lakeview Apt

1218 HILLARY

1/BR Studio,Furnished, Util. Pd. W/D, Alrm. OFS pking. $1250 + Dep.Crdt Chck. No Pets/smkers.504- 442-5709.

MID CITY 141 N CARROLLTON AVE

Above Wit’s Inn, 1BDR/1BA, Kitch-Efficiency. $525/mo. A/C. Stve, Ref, Wi-fi, Wtr Pd, No Pets/Smkrs 486-1600.

4139 PALMYRA

1/2 Dble, 2BR/1BA, MUST SEE! Furn kit, fans, wd blnds & flrs. CH&A, fncd slate patio, laundry, o/s pkng. Not a shotgun! Pets ok. 258-3884

2BR/1BA, close to Tulane. Call Chuck at 504-236-3609

1629 TOLEDANO #102

1/1, $775/mo. Wd flrs, ss appl, stone cntrtps. OS pkng, crtyd. Angela, 504432-1034 Latter and Blum.

2218 GENERAL PERSHING

3 br, 1 ba apt, lr, dr, furn kit, cen a/h, w/d, cble & wtr incl. Close to univ & stcar. $1035/mo. Call Cindy, 236-3278.

637St. Phillip

Efficiency. No pets. Lease $650/mo. 269-9629 or 458-6509

GRT LOCATIONS!

MAGAZINE ST O/S gtd pkng, pool, lndry $775/mo CARONDELET Dble, 3 BR/1B, hdwd flrs, yd, balc, w/d hkkps, $1025/mo LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT St. Andrew- O/S, gtd pkng, pool, laun, $775/mo 891-2420

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3315 Iberville #2

1/1 Freshlypainted,lotsnatlight,goodloc! $650

1026 Bienville

1/1.5 Wd flrs,exposed brick,crtyrd,PARKING! $1500 2/2 renovw/balconyovercourtyard! $1600

527 Spain

1/1 shotgun style apt in fab location $850

631 dauphine

eff 1yr lease, w/d on site, crtyd

835 St. Louis “A”

2/2 Ground flr units Cetral AC ctyd WD $1600

526 Madison

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8519 Pritchard Place

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715 Royal H

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1 Pers. Studio, 930 Jackson. Hrdwd Flrs. Cen A/H. W/D. Utilities Incld. $500/mth +dep. No Pets. 250-9010

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330 s. diaMond st. HISTORIC BUILDING IN WAREHOUSE DISTRICT PRE-1850. Stand alone building on street with beautiful neutral ground. Artist studio since 1997, open floor plan-loft style. Can be developed into exquisite residence or commercial space. Enclosed patio. Zoned CBD-8. UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY. $425,000

John Schaff crs CELL

504.343.6683

office

504.895.4663

MICHAEL ZAROU abr, gri, srs

(504) 895-4663

(504) 913-2872

cell: email: mzarou@latterblum.com


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NEW Pub Height Table Set all wood, still boxed. Delivery available. (504) 846-5122 Queen Mattress Set $115 Still in wrapper. Will deliver. (504) 846-5122 Queen Pillowtop Mattress, NEW!!! ONLY $129. Can deliver. (504) 846-5122

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504-779-3200

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