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News .........................................................................7 food truck operators say the city is giving  them cause for optimism Bouquets + Brickbats .....................................7 Heroes and zeroes C’est What? ..........................................................7 Gambit’s Web poll Scuttlebutt ............................................................8 News briefs and politics Commentary ..................................................... 11 Endorsements in the ballot propositions  Clancy DuBos ...................................................13 The importance of the school board

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Halloween Happenings ..............................63 Market Place ...................................................64 Employment .....................................................64 Mind + Body + Spirit  ..................................64 Legal Notices ..................................................65 Services .............................................................66 Real Estate .......................................................67 Pets ......................................................................68 Home & Garden .............................................71

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Pilobolus | For four decades, contemporary dance company Pilobolus (named for a fungus that thrives on dung) has been known for its wildly athletic choreography and often-colorful wardrobe. The program includes new pieces and its 1997 classic Gnomen. The troupe collaborated with OK Go on one of its music videos, and a companion dance piece, All Is Not Lost, is also in the program. At Mahalia Jackson Theater. PAGE 57.

New Orleans Film Festival Tue.-Thu. Oct. 16-18 | The New Orleans Film Festival continues with new films. Bettie Page Reveals All offers an excellent account of the legendary pinup model’s public and private life. There also are new features and classic film screenings. At various theaters. PAGE 41.

Dark Dark Dark Thu. Oct. 18 | With members from Minneapolis and New Orleans, chamber folksters Dark Dark Dark must be accustomed to travel. The band is on tour following the Oct. 2 release of Who Needs Who, which is marked by Nona Marie Invie’s often haunting vocals. Emily Wells opens at Cafe Instanbul. PAGE 45.

Father John Misty Wed. Oct. 17 | On Fear Fun (Sub Pop), Joshua Tillman’s silly-serious anointment as Father John Misty, the former Fleet Foxes drummer, holds a pantsless liturgy to 1970s SoCal singer/songwriterdom, inflating Laurel Canyon folk with fake Hollywood grandeur. La Sera and Jeffertitties Nile open at One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 45.

Matthew Dear Thu. Oct. 18 | A Motor City techno titan-turned-noir rock star, Matthew Dear crossed over with unease on 2010 ear infection Black City. August follow-up Beams (Ghostly) is less malevolent, though still shot through with hot, coursing bass lines and poison-tipped vocal hooks. At the Howlin’ Wolf Den. PAGE 45.

Reds, Whites and the Blues Thu. Oct. 18 | Latin band Mas Mamones performs at the Big Easy Foundation’s annual food- and wine-tasting event. Wine distributors pour more than 200 different wines, there’s food from local restaurants, spirits tastings and more. At the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park. PAGE 59.

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Meals, Wheels and the Law The laws governing New Orleans food trucks were written in the 1950s. City Council is ready to modernize them — and the city’s food truck operators are optimistic about the future.

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will receive Parkway Partners’ third annual Green Spirit Award Oct. 21 for his advocacy for green spaces in New Orleans. Gill is an associate professor of horticulture at Louisiana State University and frequently lends gardening expertise to New Orleanians in print, on radio and on his Saturday morning gardening show on WWL-TV.

By Kevin Allman & Alex Woodward A July “food truck roundup” on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in Central City was such a success that it’s become a weekly event on the street. Last week, an expanded Thursday night edition featured music. she faces, she said, are complaints from brick-and-mortar restaurants for the “unfair competitive advantage” from food trucks, and concerns about litter. “Both of those concerns can be addressed 100 percent,” she told Gambit. “We’ve learned in post-Katrina New Orleans that restaurants do well when other restaurants do well.” The New Orleans Food Truck Coalition organized in May to simplify and make legislative changes to current mobile vendor laws. Rachel Billow, who also runs the Latin-American cuisine truck La Cocinita, addressed the council committee and proposed an overhaul, to no opposition from council. The 100-permit cap includes existing mobile vendor permit holders, who are first on the list when reapplying for the next year. Unless a truck calls it quits, there aren’t any openings, and the city’s waiting list is a few pages long. (Mobile vending permits also include sno-ball and hot dog carts; the French Quarter, where food trucks are banned, makes an exception for Lucky Dog wiener carts, which have been grandfathered into mobile vending laws.) The waiting period, Billow said, prevents trucks from getting started with other licenses, like health and safety, and purchaspage 8

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will be honored by the Urban Conservancy as the group’s 2012 Urban Heroes at the group’s annual fundraiser Oct. 20. Wanting to make a statement about urban redevelopment, the men moved their business, Massey’s Professional Outfitters, from suburban New Orleans to a warehouse in Mid-City in 2007 after Hurricane Katrina. Also honored at the gala: residents of the Broadmoor neighborhood.

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fell down on the job Oct. 8 when the city’s water supply was disrupted for several minutes that morning. It took the S&WB more than four hours to issue a boil water advisory. In the interim, people drank tap water and prepared food with it. The S&WB blamed the delay on a request from the state Department of Health & Hospitals. Regardless, the agency should have communicated with the public in a timelier manner.

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hen Jason King and his wife moved to New Orleans a year and a half ago, they decided to start a new venture: Frencheeze Food Truck, a mobile sandwich shop that could channel their love for “cheese, bread and butter.” It was a bumpy start, King says, because New Orleans’ laws about food trucks were so complicated and archaic. But that had an upside as well, he discovered. “Because the laws were so overly cumbersome,” he says, “the market here wasn’t oversaturated like the rest of the country.” King and his wife eventually navigated City Hall, and Frencheeze opened this summer, serving up its versions of grilled cheese sandwiches at festivals and outside drinking establishments like the Prytania Bar and the Rendezvous Tavern. In the last few years, food trucks have gone from a welcome trend to a ridiculously overexposed and exploited trend (ubiquitous TV chef Rachael Ray is launching the “first food truck for dogs” in New York this weekend), but in cities like Portland, Ore., Austin, Texas, New York and Washington, D.C., they’ve settled into their own niche on the culinary landscape. New Orleans has been slower to embrace food trucks, but it’s not for lack of vendor interest. A “street fare derby” at the New Orleans Fair Grounds last year drew crowds that jammed the concourse. In July, a Tuesday night “food truck roundup” in the 2000 block of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard turned out to be such a success, drawing hundreds of people with little or no advertising beyond social media, that it evolved into a weekly event. The website NOLAFoodTrucks.com has received more than 50 inquiries this year from people looking to start their own food trucks. What has long been a battle between food truck vendors (and aspiring food truck vendors) and the city’s outdated, 60-year-old municipal code — which caps active vendor permits to 100, limits operating time to 45 minutes, and prevents trucks from operating within 600 feet of restaurants and schools — may now have, at least temporarily, come to a halt. At New Orleans City Council’s economic development and special projects committee meeting Oct. 9, council president Stacy Head led the first public discussions to “totally revamp” laws that affect food trucks. Head said she hopes to draft new mobile vendor laws and get them in effect by the end of the year. The biggest hurdles

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ing equipment. Billow argued that trucks can provide additional tax revenue for the city, can employ from 40 to 60 people, and offers an opportunity to brighten blighted areas, or areas with little to no nightlife options — new laws could allow mobile vendors in areas where they’re currently prohibited but needed. “Food trucks will show parts of city areas without significant … entertainment or restaurants that they’re viable,” Head said. Vendors can expect to pay $305.25 for the initial vending permits, but not vendors selling ice cream, nuts, hot tamales and pies — the standard “truck” fare in current city code, obviously not in tune with the gourmet burgers, tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches and other dishes served from today’s food trucks. For those smaller sales like peanuts, vendors pay between $25 and $50 for a permit. “We need to come up with a more rational set of fees,” Head said. That night, as La Cocinita served up spicy sliders to people gathered on the sidewalk in front of the Friday Night Fights boxing gym, Billow pronounced herself pleased with the council’s reaction. “I’m really optimistic,” she said. “People brought up a couple of good points about trash and public health. We’re all about no littering around our trucks, and food trucks are subject to the same health codes as restaurants.”

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As in the French Quarter, food trucks also are banned in the Central Business District. Councilmembers said they’d like to have more options near City Hall, or in

nearby Lafayette Square, for a potential regular food truck rally. (In many cities, food trucks cluster in “pods” in downtown areas so they can serve lunch to office workers.) As the city revises drafts of its comprehensive zoning ordinance (CZO), Head said city planners need to incorporate food trucks. “The concept of having permanent mobile vendors is one we have to incorporate into the upcoming CZO discussions … so the same prohibitions don’t come into play,” Head said. “How do we work with this 600 feet ordinance, which will be changed, and how do you make the two work together?” In drafting the new rules, Head’s office is looking to cities like Los Angeles, which has no restrictions on mobile vending laws, and Chicago, which recently reformed its vending laws without community input and suffered serious backlash as a result. Danielle Viguerie, Head’s chief of staff, said the new ordinance will likely fall somewhere near the former, though tailored to the city in a way that will be “unique to New Orleans. … We’ll approach this looking at other cities while thinking what’s best in New Orleans.” Restaurants also are getting in the truck game: Dat Dog, Sucre and Drago’s have mobile trucks, and Martinique Bistro is waiting for a permit to operate a truck in New Orleans. Uptown restaurant Boucherie opened its full-time restaurant after the success of its truck Que Crawl. Though the coalition has support from big-name restaurants like Brigtsen’s,

Galatoire’s and Emeril’s, vendors and the city are looking to the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) to also join the discussion in drafting the new laws. “The Louisiana Restaurant Association does not currently have a position on food trucks or mobile vendors,” LRA vice president of communications Wendy Waren wrote in an email to Gambit. “The LRA is a statewide trade association, therefore we are looking at this issue as a whole, not market by market.” (In contrast to New Orleans, Baton Rouge has a well-established food truck scene. In January, when the Travel Channel’s foodie host Andrew Zimmern visited Louisiana, he hung out at Baton Rouge’s Wednesday Food Truck Wroundup.) “This is a group of people who are young entrepreneurs — the threshold to get into business is pretty low. It’s not a big capital outlay. It’s the kind of business that can be open to all kinds of people,” Head told Gambit. “It supports a sense of community without startup costs that are so challenging for many restaurants.” (Food truck vendors can expect to pay $40,000 to $50,000 for startup costs, as opposed to a few hundred thousand dollars for a brickand-mortar space.) It was that low buy-in that enticed husband and wife Jarett and Rachel Eymard to buy an old bread truck and turn it into the Rue Chow food truck. Rachel had been a sous chef at Lilette, while Jarett was a butcher at the Besh Steakhouse inside Harrah’s New Orleans. Their eclectic approach results in global fusion ideas like a Korean bar-

becue chicken pita sandwich, satsuma meringue pie and pumpkin cake with maple frosting. Are the Eymards hopeful that the city council may finally break through the logjam of archaic vending laws? “Without a doubt,” Rachel says. Of course, the beneficiaries of all this will be food lovers, particularly those who enjoy drinking at bars and would appreciate a mobile food option parked outside. The food truck Taceaux Loceaux, for instance, is a familiar sight outside clubs like Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar and 45 Tchoup. And the New Orleans food truck scene also brings a new audience to the city’s real mobile food pioneers: the vendors who have sold food for years at the city’s second lines, people such as “Ms. Linda, the YaKa-Mein Lady” and Darren West, who sells barbecue under the name “Bittles With the Vittles.” Many of these trucks showed up on Oretha Castle Haley Oct. 11 for a special Thursday night “Central City Food Truck Fest,” organized by Head and the Good Work Network. The Tuesday before, grilled cheese vendor King was hanging out at the regular Tuesday night roundup with his French bulldog Bootz. His truck had mechanical problems, so he wasn’t selling his signature sandwiches. But King, who had been a lawyer in Washington D.C. before moving to New Orleans, said that whatever challenges food truck vending presented, it was still preferable to working in a courtroom. “It’s hard, and it’s a fight,” King said. “But it’s never as bad as that.”

Prison, U.S. District Court Judge Lance Africk has ordered a draft of a preliminary consent decree due by Monday, Oct. 15, according to court documents. The Southern Poverty Law Center filed the suit in April on behalf of all Orleans Parish Prison inmates. Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) joined as a plaintiff. More recently, the court granted a request from Gusman that the City of New Orleans — which controls the sheriff’s budget — be named as a third-party defendant. The federal government has been negotiating an agreement with the sheriff’s office for more than a year, following an investigation that began in 2008. In 2009, DOJ released a findings letter describing brutal guard-on-inmate violence, staffing shortages leading to frequent inmate-on-inmate violence, and woefully inadequate access to health care. DOJ released another letter this

year saying that OPSO had made little progress in remedying the problems. — CHARLES MALDONADO

scuttlebutt Quotes of the week NFL DisappoiNtmeNt eDitioN “I am surprised and disappointed by the fact that you, a former defensive captain and a passionate advocate for player safety, ignored such a program and permitted it to continue.” — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, in a letter addressed to former New Orleans Saint and current Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita. Goodell also wrote public letters last week to players Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove and Will Smith reaffirming the suspensions and discipline imposed upon them for their alleged roles in the Saints bounty scandal. “For me, the issue of player health and safety is personal. For the league and the Commissioner, it’s about perception and liability. The Commissioner says he is disappointed in me. The truth is,

I’m disappointed in him.” — Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, in his own open letter. “It seems like so much of his suspensions have been based upon speculation and rhetoric and maybe the testimony of some pretty unreliable sources. So that’s the unfortunate thing — it seems like his decision changes quite a bit and at least the reasoning behind what his decision is. So that is the disappointing part of it for all of us.” — Saints quarterback Drew Brees on WWL-AM on Oct. 11.

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blight reading City Web program shoWs status of blighted properties in late 2010, Mayor Mitch Landrieu promised to clear 10,000 of new orleans’ blighted properties by 2014. with a new web-based interactive blight map, dubbed blightstatus, residents can now track the city’s progress online. The City of new orleans and nonprofit technology group Code for America launched blightstatus (blightstatus.nola.gov) last week. The site allows users to search blighted properties by address and street name or browse a citywide blight map by month and filter the results by most recent enforcement action. searchable single-property pages show the full timeline for a problem property, including inspection, code enforcement hearing and judgment dates. — ChArLes MALDonADo

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Vitter tops tWo hypothetiCal goV’s raCe polls sen. David Vitter’s designs on the Louisiana governor’s office are no secret, and a new poll of more than 2,600 likely voters conducted earlier this month by Magellan strategies of Baton rouge surveyed vitter’s potential chances in two theoretical 2015 gubernatorial matchups. The first was in a field of six candidates that included Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, Treasurer John Kennedy, Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain and businessman John Georges. Landrieu and Georges are Democrats; the others are republicans. vitter topped the field with 31.1 percent; Landrieu was a close second, with 29.4 percent. The gap between them — 1.7 percent — was smaller than the poll’s 1.9 percent margin of error, which means the two men were in a statistical tie. The rest of the potential candidates were in single digits. A second hypothetical matchup, between vitter and Landrieu alone, had vitter at 45.2 percent and Landrieu at 39.8 percent, with 15 percent undecided. vitter spokesman Luke Bolar told The Advocate that the senator neither backed nor funded the poll, though it was conducted by John Diez, who was the executive director of vitter’s “Committee for a republican Majority,” a group set up several years ago by vitter and supporters including new orleans GoP stalwarts Joseph Canizaro and Boysie Bollinger. its stated mission:

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Amendment 2 ‘solves’ problems that don’t exist, but it could create problems that we really don’t need. ing the constitution every 10 years to reflect those decreases. Amendment 7 addresses the latest diminution in Louisiana’s congressional clout as relates to state boards and commissions. We recommend voting FOR Amendment 7. Amendment 8 — Local Property Tax Exemption for Non-Manufacturing Businesses. This amendment would allow the state Board of Commerce and Industry to grant local property tax exemption contracts to certain non-manufacturing businesses in parishes that choose to participate in the exemption program. Proponents bill it as the top economic development issue on the ballot. Currently, only “manufacturing” businesses qualify for such exemptions. Amendment 8 would expand the list of eligible companies, with certain limitations. We recommend voting FOR Amendment 8. Amendment 9 — Crime Prevention Districts. This amendment would require more notice to voters about bills that create local crime prevention districts, including whether and how much such districts could impose “parcel fees” within a proposed district. We recommend voting FOR Amendment 9.

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lection Day is now only three weeks away. In addition to the presidential race and contests for Congress, a host of local and statewide referenda are on the Nov. 6 ballot. In the coming weeks, we will make recommendations in most of the local races. This week, we offer our recommendations on the nine proposed amendments to Louisiana’s constitution. Over the years, our state constitution has been amended more than 150 times, bolstering claims that it is cluttered with too many details — many of which need to be tweaked to keep up with the times. So it is this year. Amendment 1 — Medicaid Trust for the Elderly. Louisiana established this trust fund in 2000, and all the funds deposited into it came from the feds. The proposed amendment would bar lawmakers and governors from “raiding” the fund to spend on other purposes. We recommend voting FOR Amendment 1. Amendment 2 — “Expanding” Gun Rights. Louisiana already protects gun rights vigorously. Amendment 2 would expand gun rights by, among other things, imposing the highest legal standard of review (known as “strict scrutiny”) to any laws that restrict gun ownership or possession. We support responsible gun ownership and our state’s hunting traditions, but this proposal is fraught with unintended yet quite foreseeable consequences. For example, a student who wants to carry a gun on a college campus could challenge the law banning guns in a college classroom — and the courts could side with the student under a “strict scrutiny” standard. On a more fundamental level, no one is threatening to take away anyone’s guns in Louisiana. Amendment 2 “solves” problems that don’t exist, but it could create problems that we really don’t need. We urge our readers to vote AGAINST Amendment 2. Amendment 3 — Public Notice of Retirement Bills. This proposal would require additional public notice of the filing of retirement bills by lawmakers. It’s a minor tweak in the law that, because it’s in the constitution, requires voter approval. We recommend voting FOR Amendment 3. Amendment 4 — Property Tax Exemption for Spouses of Disabled Veterans. Voters already approved an amendment allowing individual parishes to double the $75,000 homestead exemption for veterans with a total disability that was service related. Surviving spouses can continue to enjoy the higher exemption once it’s granted. Amendment 4 would allow surviving spouses to claim the higher exemption even if a veteran died before the law took effect. We recommend voting FOR Amendment 4. Amendment 5 — Forfeiture of Retirement for Convicted Public Employees. State law already allows seizure of portions of a convicted public official’s retirement

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and never will be a silver bullet. That’s because charter schools are essentially an alternative governance model, pure and simple. Instead of the traditional “centralized” governance model, in which all decisions are made by one board and filtered down to constituent schools, charter schools each have their own individual, somewhat independent board — and mission. I say “somewhat independent” because charters are still public schools and thus, if set up properly, are still accountable to an elected board (either the local school board or the state Board of Elementary and secondary Education, BEsE). Governance is important, but changes in governance don’t automatically produce improvements in the classroom — and what goes on in the classroom is what matters most when it comes to improving educational outcomes. Charter opponents say the movement is part of an effort to “privatize” public education, but that’s not true. Charter schools remain public schools; they just don’t necessarily remain under the daily control of elected school boards. Instead,

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This poster is from the 1958 movie New Orleans After Dark, starring NOPD Deputy Supt. Louis Sirgo and Canadian actor Stacy Harris. The two also shared head billing in another movie and a TV series. series Dragnet. Harris was born in Big Timber, Quebec, Canada in 1918 and died in Los Angeles in 1973. In real life, Sirgo was a deputy superintendent in the NOPD. He was killed in the line of duty Jan. 7, 1973, by Black Panther Mark Essex, who shot several civilians and set fires at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel on Loyola Avenue. Four other officers were among the nine people Essex killed that day. The gunman seriously wounded another 10 people as he held hundreds of law enforcement officers at bay during an 11-hour rampage at the CBD hotel. Sirgo was shot as he led a team of officers up a dark stairwell to rescue two policemen trapped in an elevator. Essex, who was hiding in the stairwell, opened fire on the rescuers. Police finally used a Marine helicopter carrying snipers to fly over the hotel and shoot at Essex, who was on the roof. Essex was killed in the gunfire. Sirgo joined the NOPD in 1946 and retired in 1964, but six years later he was reappointed as the No. 2 commander at NOPD and led the police department’s battles with militant groups and extremists like the sniper who killed him. An eternal flame now burns in front of NOPD headquarters in honor of Sirgo and the other officers killed during the Howard Johnson’s incident.


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he New Orleans Saints are 1-4 — not a record the team or its fans would have predicted several months ago. The Saints’ 31-24 victory over the San Diego Chargers in their last matchup has everyone asking: Can this season be salvaged? And can the Saints win enough games over the next 11 weeks to make it into the post-season? A look at past history and a peek into the future may provide us with enough information to formulate intelligent guesses. Let’s spend the bye week taking a look at why the Saints could make the playoffs and why Saints fans may have to wait till next year for a shot at a second Super Bowl.

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Finally, in the past the Saints have gone on long winning streaks. They won 13 straight games in 2009, and after a 0-4 start in 2007, the Saints won four games straight and ended the season 8-8, second in the NFC South. The combined win-loss record of the remaining opponents is 19-20 heading into this week’s action, and the Saints should be scrapping hard to at least balance their win-loss numbers. WHY THE SAINTS CAN’T PULL IT OFF The Saints’ biggest challenge is to continue improving on both sides of the ball and maintain a winning momentum throughout the 11 games remaining in the regular season. Last year, the two NFC wild card teams finished the season 10-6. For the Saints to reach that mark, they must win nine of their next 11 games. The Saints still must play the Atlanta Falcons twice, three teams in the NFC East and a San Francisco 49ers team that has won its last two games by a margin of 79-3. Even if a few defensive players return from injuries after the bye week, will it make a difference? The Saints lack team speed on defense and face a handful of teams that like to run the ball. Can they do it? Well, games still have to be played, and one thing’s for sure: The Saints aren’t going to mail it in. All that’s left for fans to do is sit back and watch to see if the Black and Gold can pull off a miracle march to the playoffs.

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WHY THE SAINTS CAN PULL IT OFF Many people, myself included, didn’t think the suspensions of head coach Sean Payton and assistant head coach Joe Vitt would affect the team as adversely as they have. There is no question that Payton’s and Vitt’s influence and demeanor on game days could have helped the team’s attitude — and its ability to hold on to an 18-point thirdquarter lead against the Kansas City Chiefs and a 6-point fourth-quarter lead against the Green Bay Packers. The first time the NFL allowed Payton and Vitt into the Superdome — to watch Saints quarterback Drew Brees break Johnny Unitas’ 52-year-old record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass — the Saints pulled off their first win of the year. Vitt’s return Oct. 15 could provide an infusion of energy, leadership and stability, all of which have been missing for the past six weeks. Offensively, the Saints seem to be getting back to form. When they return to action at Tampa Bay Oct. 21, the team will be coming off a second straight 400-plusyard offensive performance. Brees appears to be his old self again, passing for 816 yards and seven touchdowns with just one interception. There also are signs of improvement on defense. While Kansas City scored 21 unanswered points in week three, the Saints defense held the Chiefs to just one touchdown. Green Bay started out hot but managed just seven points against the Saints in the second half. The Saints sacked Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers five times, forced yardage losses with six tackles and forced two big turnovers, including one that clinched the win. A number of players also are stepping up on both sides of the ball, including receiver Marques Colston, defensive end Martez Wilson and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks. The bye week may allow linebackers David Hawthorne, Jonathan Casillas and defensive end Turk McBride, who are healing from injuries, to return to action.

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March 2009 “The merger will not affect the capacity of the New Orleans region … ” — Then-Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Alan Levine in a 2009 letter to The Times-Picayune on the plan to close New Orleans Adolescent Hospital (NOAH) and transfer patients to Southeast Louisiana Hospital (SELH) in Mandeville. August 2012 “This is the right thing to do to ensure that the people of Louisiana have a sustainable behavioral health care system for the future.” — DHH Secretary Bruce Greenstein in an August statement on the plan to close SELH and transfer patients to state facilities in Jackson and Pineville October 2012 “Two years, they’re going to close Pineville. Listen to what I’m telling you.” — A protester at a rally against the closure of SELH

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AS SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA HOSPITAL PREPARES TO CLOSE, SOME OF GOV. BOBBY JINDAL’S SUPPORTERS ARE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THE PLAN. MEANWHILE, FAMILY MEMBERS OF PEOPLE IN LOUISIANA’S PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM BRACE FOR ANOTHER CHANGE.

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thoroughfare. Then the bus approaches, pauses and pulls onto Highway 190. The whole thing lasts about 20 seconds. The Bus Turning Right, we discover, is as visually gripping as a bus turning right. That it happens to be the first physical step in the dismantling of metropolitan New Orleans’ last public psychiatric hospital is what makes it significant. For Pat Hotard, the image of the bus leaving would have been too much to handle. Aboard the bus that early morning is Hotard’s daughter, 32-year-old Shelley Hotard, a schizophrenic who has been living at SELH since 2010. Interviewed a few days after the move, Hotard says she couldn’t bring herself to make the drive down from Baton Rouge to see it. “I was just so emotional that day, it was better that I not,” she says. The bus is headed for Central Louisiana State Hospital in Pineville (aka “Central”), a three-and-a-half hour drive away. Twenty-three women who’ve been receiving long-term psychiatric care — also called intermediate care — at SELH left the hospital on Oct. 2, four days before the hospital would mark its 60th anniversary. Sixteen more patients were planed on another bus the next Tuesday, Oct. 9, this time bound for Jackson, La., and the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System (aka “East”), two hours away. Another bus will arrive the Tuesday after that, and so on until the end of the month, when the state plans to permanently cease all long-term inpatient care at SELH. The facility’s 94 long-term adult patients will go to Pineville and Jackson, while its 50 youth patients and 32-patient short-term acute capacity patients will be sent to as-yetunidentified private providers. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is in very early talks with private providers. One possible outcome of those talks may be privately run mental health services on the SELH site, albeit much more limited and without any adult long-term care. As of now, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration plans to close the hospital entirely by the beginning of 2013, less than four years after it closed New Orleans Adolescent Hospital and transferred its patients to SELH — promising the adolescent NOAH patients and their families

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Pat Hotard says her daughter Shelley, who suffers from schizophrenia, has been moved from Mandeville to another hospital in Pineville, and that Shelley has been shuttled through the system to hospital after hospital.

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that care would be provided at SELH. The latest changes will yield significant savings for the state, right after it was hit with a major cut to federal Medicaid payments, says Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Deputy Secretary Kathy Kliebert. “At Southeast, it costs us about $826 a day per individual. That’s an average of the population,” Kliebert says. “In the private sector we can, for the acute beds we’re transitioning, we can basically buy those for at most $580 a day. In addition, our cost at East is under $500 a day. At Central, it’s a little over $600 a day.” Kliebert says the standard Medicaid rate for a public provider is $580 a day. East is cheaper because it’s much larger, with more than 500 total beds. And Central doesn’t take juvenile patients, who push costs up, Kliebert says. Total savings are expected to reach $1.6 million this year, including $555,000 from the state general fund, and $3.5 million every year thereafter. “A savings of $3.5 million in the state general fund is a significant savings. And remember that we’re not losing any services in this. We are able to assure the same level of services provided, the same number of inpatient beds, and produce a significant savings,” Kliebert says. Jindal has long said he wants to “right-size” the state’s public health system, reduce total inpatient beds and transfer services to private providers — all of which, he says, can be achieved without reducing the quality of service. “Part of our long-term strategy is being sure that people can be served in their homes and their community,” Kliebert says. “Over 30 percent additional funding has been added to our community-based services.” This argument has come up repeatedly in the past year, as the administration has stripped funding from the remnants of the state’s Charity Hospital system, which is run by Louisiana State University (LSU). This month, the seven LSU hospitals in south Louisiana took a $152 million hit. Residents were assured that services would be continued through “partnerships” with private providers — though, for the most part, state officials have not even identified LSU’s prospective partners. A Southern Media and Opinion Research poll released earlier this month shows Jindal’s approval rating at 51 percent — down 13 points from last year and down even more from his sky-high approval ratings of four years ago. Sixty-eight percent of respondents said Jindal has cut the operating budget enough; 89 percent said they were concerned about the LSU PAGE 20


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health cuts; and 80 percent believed state residents would lose access to service as a result of the cuts to health care. Even some of Jindal’s supporters in government are complaining about the cuts. Rep. Jerome “Dee” Richard, I-Thibodaux, has taken the extraordinary step of calling for a special emergency legislative session next month to revisit cuts and proposed privatizations to health and correctional facilities. “Since our adjournment in June, there has been almost a billion dollars in reductions to the state budget without any input from the Legislature,” Richard wrote in a letter announcing his intention to call for the session. “I believe it is time for us, as legislators, to aggressively reinsert ourselves into the budget process by using the constitutional rights given to us. We should not have to relinquish our legislative duties to the administration once we pass the budget at the end of regular session in times like this.” St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister, a longtime Jindal supporter, says that while she still backs the governor overall — she calls him “brilliant” — she doesn’t like how he handled SELH. “It was done without notice to any leadership or any of his legislative delegation here. I think that was unfortunate and should not have been done that way,” Brister says. “I have watched his political career since he first went to work for Gov. [Mike] Foster. I know he’s quite bright. And I think he really does live by his convictions. I just disagree with this part of what he’s doing. I won’t say that it has changed my opinion on the person he is. I just disagree with him.” Asked about the special session, Brister says she doesn’t think it will be effective since it’s unlikely to get much support outside of south Louisiana. (Or, for that matter, maybe even in south Louisiana: Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, and Sen. Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville, have all come out against the proposed session.) Moreover, Brister says, there’s no chance of passing any budget bill with enough votes to override a certain Jindal veto. Nevertheless, Brister adds, “I think it probably would be a good idea to try to call it. I have no reason not to call it, by any means.”

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after Congress significantly reduced Medicaid Southeast Louisiana reimbursements to the state last summer, leaving an Hospital employs $859 million hole in this year’s budget. “I was totally and utterly shocked,” says Dr. Avery 476 full-time workBuras, a child psychologist at SELH. “I work on youth ers, some of whom services. And we were actively hiring employees … We have been offered had kids lined up to get in. So it was kind of shocking jobs elsewhere. that we get this memo, this email saying the hospital was closing down. We didn’t see it coming from anybody.” There is no plan at the moment for the 82 other patients in the hospital — 32 short-term acute patients and 50 juveniles. They may stay there if DHH identifies an operator to take over the site. That’s one idea that may come out of a recent DHH-issued request for information (RFI) from interested contractors. Another one would be to move them to one or more yet-to-be-identified partner(s) that run mental health facilities elsewhere. “That’s what the RFI was for … It’s just to see who’s interested, who has capacity, and then we’ll start talking,” DHH spokesperson Kliebert says. “Our intention is to work with the parish to see we can do to keep the facility operational as a health care facility.” Kliebert says the state hopes, in a best-case scenario, to split those remaining 82 beds between the south shore and the north shore. Nor is there a plan for the 64 addictive disorder beds that the Florida Parishes Human Services District runs on the hospital’s grounds; or for the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home, which has 20 resident spaces there; or for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) St. Tammany offices there. “There are two schools there. St. Tammany School Board has one, the Jumpstart program, and the other one is the school for the patients there. They have to go to school, too,” Brister says. “Those type of services in addition to the addictive disorder services, the alcohol abuse services. There are many, many services that I’m hopeful we’ll be able to keep.” SELH provides 476 filled full-time jobs right now. Add contractors and the nonprofits that work on site, and the number is well over 500. DHH has offered some SELH employees the chance to work at one of the other two facilities. “We have currently more offers than people have accepted. So if someone wants one of those positions, and it’s a position they qualify for, we will automatically give those positions to those individuals,” Kliebert says. But accepting jobs at facilities located several hours away might be difficult if not impossible for some employees, says SELH psychiatrist Dr. Janet Bradley. “Some people, even when positions were offered, cannot afford to relocate a family of four to those remote locations,” Bradley says. “Most of the direct clinical care staff want to stay until the end, until the last patient is gone. So they’re really making a lot of personal sacrifices. They could be looking for jobs right now. By the time they do start looking for jobs, there may not be jobs left.” Bradley and Buras helped found the Committee to Save Southeast Louisiana Hospital, along with a handful of staff members. Other supporters include Save Charity Hospital veterans Derrick Morrison and Brad Ott and Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere, the group’s first major political supporter. Villere lets the group meet in City Council

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Chamber at Mandeville City Hall. State Treasurer John Kennedy gave a speech at the group’s “speak out” last month, as did several state legislators, including Donahue. The event was packed. DHH did not send a representative. Community support — and the possibility of a special session — yields varying degrees of optimism among the group’s members. Ott is dogged and thorough. A expert on state government, he makes the phone calls to Baton Rouge, tries to keep tabs on the possible special session signees and explains legislative procedure to the other group members. But he’s been in similar fights before and lost. During a group meeting late last month, he ended an enthusiastic presentation on Richard’s call for the session with this: “This is a rare event. It will be a momentous occasion, even if we don’t win the thing.” By contrast, psychiatrist Bradley’s confidence appeared shaken only once, when she was asked what she plans to do if, as seems likely, the hospital does close or transitions to a much smaller private operation. Her face drops, and she admits she hasn’t thought about it. Buras has. He says he will be open-minded about a private operator proposal. Unlike the long-term adult beds moving to Jackson and Pineville, the state wants to keep the juvenile beds near New Orleans, provided someone else runs them. If that doesn’t work out, he has some prospects in Mississippi. Buras says he’ll commute there from Louisiana until his son graduates from high school. “Then I’m getting out,” he says.

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Many in the group and among its sympathizers suspect that the cuts are less about fiscal pragmatism more about Jindal’s political ambitions and ideology. “This proposal is supposed to be because we don’t have enough money, and that’s just not accurate, folks,” Kennedy said at last month’s speak-out. “I’ve read that Louisiana has as many as 19,000 consultant contracts. ... You want to save money? That’s where you start.” There are other areas where revenue could be mined. A July report by the Associated Press found the state only collected $198 million in corporate taxes last year, 12 percent of about $1.7 billion it could have collected — if not for the state’s many corporate exemptions. An August Louisiana Budget Project analysis found that the state’s film tax credits cost $231 million last year. And in September — two months after Greenstein said SELH would close and LSU hospitals would soon see another round of large cuts — the state announced a $130 million budget surplus for the fiscal year ending June 30. “You would think $3.5 million wouldn’t be that difficult to come up with out of it,” Brister says. “I don’t think it’s just financial. It’s a policy decision. I think if it were just financial, we’d be having more discussion on how to fill that gap.” Along with SELH’s closure, the federal Medicaid reduction led to $152 million in cuts — including 1,500 jobs and more than 100 inpatient beds — to LSU’s hospital system, according to a plan developed by Dr. Frank Opelka, newly appointed head of the LSU Health Care Services Division. Opelka presented his plan to the LSU Board of Supervisors earlier this month. The board approved his plan unanimously and enthusiastically. Chairman Hank Danos said it will take the state’s health system from “good to great.” Not everyone agrees. Kliebert, the DHH spokesperson, says the administration does have an ideology when it comes to public health — but it’s not what its critics believe. “We still do feel strongly that we have to be a safety net of services,” Kliebert says, adding that DHH is moving long-term patients to other state facilities because state government is better equipped to care for them than private operators. “We try and always figure out, is this something we need to be doing as a state? Is this something the state needs to be providing? And clearly it is in the case of the intermediate care beds,” she says — as opposed to the acute beds, which Kliebert says can be operated by private groups for less money and without a drop in quality. “We’re doing it in a sustainable way, so that we can assure those services are sustained in the future. That’s our only ideological investment in this. We want to make sure we have the ability to sustain mental health services in the future,” she says. Hotard, whose daughter will be relocated because of the cuts, disagrees. “[Jindal]’s done nothing but close down everything that smacks of public health care,” she says. “If it’s public funding, we’re not taking care of anybody.” Since finding out that she’d be moving again, Shelley Hotard has been guarded and less willing to speak to or even see her mother. “I made the drive down on Saturday, driving in a rainstorm, got there, and she would not come out of the unit to see me,” Pat Hotard says. Shelley’s social worker has told Hotard that it might be the stress of the move. Bradley worries that the move could be traumatic for some of her patients, and that’s one of the reasons she’s speaking out. “For the long-term patients, and the children as well, a lot of them are unable to advocate for themselves,” Bradley says. “I think, ethically, we are obligated to be their voices. For most of my patients, Southeast is their home, albeit a temporary home. And the large majority of PAGE 25

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them don’t want to go to Central and they don’t want to go to East.” Two uninterrupted years in one place has been about the maximum stay anywhere for Shelley Hotard. That’s how long she was in East Louisiana State Hospital, until 2010, when 118 inpatient beds were eliminated there. “She was there about two years before our governor made the decision that East should close,” Shelley’s mom, Pat Hotard, says. “The folks at East told me that they were discharging as many people as possible.” Because Shelley has been found to be a potential harm to herself and her mother, she was on the “do not discharge” list. She was transferred to Mandeville, where she had lived previously, again for two years (from 2003 to 2005), but was discharged shortly after Hurricane Katrina. The intervening years, between her discharge from SELH, and 2008, when she went to East, were difficult. A social worker at SELH called to inform Pat Hotard that Shelley was ready to be released into the community. She was placed at the Women’s Community Rehabilitation Center in downtown Baton Rouge, Hotard says, but it didn’t work out. “She was there about a week-and-a-half before she was dismissed from the program for lack of following the rules, compliance,” her mother says. Her case manager put Shelley up in a homeless shelter, saying that she would find her a more permanent situation, possibly in another nearby group home. “So that didn’t pan out,” Pat Hotard says. “She ended up coming back home, because they were ready to put her out of the homeless shelter. I’m not really sure where she went after that. Her placements have been so many, that if I told you I could keep up with all of them, I would be telling you a lie, because I can’t.”

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Hotard tries to remember: Possibly Greenwell Several protests Springs [later closed], then Our Lady of the Lake, have been held in then St. Charles Parish Hospital, where, she Mandeville regarding says, a doctor recommended seeking a judicial commitment for Shelley. the closure. Then East. Then SELH. And now, Central. “I’ve been around the world, OK?” Hotard says, then rattles off the names of hospitals her daughter has called “home” to prove it. “West Monroe, Luling, Lake Charles, Allen Parish. You name it.” She faces continued uncertainty with the move to Central, itself in flux. In February, DHH announced plans to phase out operations at the current Central site, building a new $6 million, 60-bed facility on state-owned land nearby. Construction on the proposed hospital is yet to begin. And, as an August article in the Alexandria Town Talk noted, the current proposal replaces an earlier plan to build a larger $27 million facility on Central’s current grounds. Now, with the transfers from SELH, Central will have twice as many patients as designers had anticipated. Hotard says she worries that the Jindal administration’s long-term plans are the closure or privatization of all state mental facilities. “I have emailed, I have written letters. You have no idea how many letters. I’ve gotten all my friends. I’ve probably sent 60 letters down to Southeast,” she says. “I think right now, I guess, an autocratic government would be what I’d call it. It’s a one-man band … He is not open to suggestions. He’s not listening to his people, to the voters.”

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too wound up during a game, The Green Room is being renovated they can go to provide on the patio customers more and use the room for dancing. coin-operated Photo by boxing maCheryl Gerber chine to vent. “you wouldn’t expect it in bars,” Fielding says, “but if you get aggravated at someone, you can come back here and let the aggression out — not on someone inside.” every Friday and Saturday night there is live music by bands like rik Slave and the Phantoms, bonerama, Astral Project, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and Dax riggs. Alexis Marceaux, a contestant on NbC’s reality singing competition show The Voice, got her start on Fielding’s stage. “Alexis played here for almost six months straight,” Fielding says. “When she was first starting out, she played her first gig here. She’s outgrown the Green room, and I wish her luck.” It’s fitting that the musician got her start in the aptly named bar. According to Fielding, he and his friends brainstormed for almost a week for a name, and when the name was chosen, everything fell into place. “the green room, for a concert or show, is that place where the artist gets ready and prepares for the show, so it fits with what we try to do here,” Fielding says. “We love nurturing local talent. that’s what we’re here for.”

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hwy., Jefferson, 504-837-0190; www.haydelbakery.com) has created a limited edition poster depicting its Mardi Gras bead dog. ten percent of sales from each $30 poster benefits the louiSiaNa Spca, and the posters are available at the bakery and at FlEuRTy GiRl locations (citywide; www.fleurtygirl.net).

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owntown Covington has a spot with plenty to offer musicians and their patrons. At The Green Room (521 e. boston St., Covington, 985-892-2225), the walls are painted emerald and hung with pop art posters and dartboards, but the $5 Pabst blue ribbon pitchers and live music schedule attract the most attention. owner rob Fielding, a Covington native, had always wondered why his hometown didn’t have many live venues. “there wasn’t a place in Covington for local music to be heard, so my friends and I came together with some money and finally made it happen,” Fielding says. “I wanted to make it like a small club on Frenchmen (Street), a very chill, very relaxed, very mellow place where you can come in and not feel threatened and listen to some great music.” the goal was to make the Green room a place for locals to unwind. Fielding says it’s a popular spot for local artists to hang out at the end of the day, and there are different events each night of the week: Sunday is karaoke night; there are drink specials Monday and tuesday; Wednesdays feature an open mic and gyros cooked on the patio by restaurant baba Ghanoush; and thursdays there’s a dance party with DJ Killahouse. the bar is being renovated to create more room for customers to dance, drink and be merry. “the goal is to increase floor space as much as possible,” Fielding says. there are drink specials during New orleans Saints games and free shots with each touchdown. If customers get

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Sushi meets spring roll

Once found just at Vietnamese restaurants, rice paper spring rolls have turned up at all kinds of eateries — and even the occasional convenience store counter. More recently, Jazmine Cafe (614 South Carrollton Ave., 504-866-9301) created a Vietnamese-Japanese hybrid. Jazmine Cafe has been a fairly standard Vietnamese restaurant, serving pho, banh mi and a few more elaborate entree specialties. This summer, the restaurant added what looks like a sushi bar in the corner of its dining room, but this new addition isn’t producing California rolls. Rather, it’s the workstation for a new menu that melds spring rolls and sushi rolls, combining raw and cooked fish and other unconventional spring roll ingredients into rice paper wrappers. The rainbow spring roll is layered with slices of raw salmon, tuna and yellowtail and filled with crabstick, but is bound by crisp lettuce and the familiar texture of fresh rice paper. Slices of avocado and PAGE 31

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A Creole bistro with Lowcountry touches, primed for fall

Chef Eric Labouchere prepares a menu of fall flavors at Martinique.

Lowcountry and Creole flavors of the season captivate at Martinique Bistro.

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e expect seasonal foods at restaurants with a certain level of ambition, and Martinique Bistro fits that bill. At this time of year, the entire operation at this Uptown restaurant seems married to the season. A lush patio constitutes probably two-thirds of the restaurant’s dining space, and with fall weather Martinique is in full bloom. Its outdoor dining room has never looked better. It is surrounded by ivy-hung walls and capped by a high canopy, and large parties cluster around tables in the cinematically pitched outdoor light. Service is casual, and the scene feels like a party. A new outdoor bar makes it easy to drop in for a few drinks or dishes. The restaurant’s name refers to the island birthplace of its original chef, who opened Martinique in 1994 and cooked in a French Caribbean style. New owners took over in 2003, however, and island flavors have been phased out. Chef Eric Labouchere has been at the helm for the last few years and while his menu is still cross-cultural, it is French bistro fare infused with contemporary Creole elements. Some best bets are pork tenderloin stacked over pancakes of black-eyed peas and blue cheese, and flatiron steak, aromatic from smoked peppercorns and grill char, dressed with chimichurri. The pan-roasted Gulf fish gets “muddy waters” sauce (a tribute to the former Uglesich’s Restaurant), which is essentially a meuniere enhanced with jalapenos and anchovies. There’s always a vegetarian entree, and a dense, perfectly textured “steak” of tofu under a canopy of greens and goat cheese did

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not make us miss beef. Unfortunately, first courses rarely make such a strong impression. Escargot, mussels and soups are all passable, but neither preparation nor presentation really dazzles. Gnocchi with crawfish tails and tasso had promise but looked like ingredients had been hastily flung at the plate. Salads are flawlessly fresh and more reliable, and one standout appetizer is duck confit sealed with a spice-laden crust that audibly cracks. Paired with French toast, duck confit also makes a star turn at brunch, and brunch itself is a Martinique forte. Labouchere’s dishes are especially beautiful, especially poached eggs with drum, fat chunks of lobster, chanterelles, hollandaise and edible flowers. This dish sounded too busy, but in fact its components came together as a rich, sweet, creamy, earthy, highly satisfying whole. A newer undercurrent comes from South Carolina’s Lowcountry, where Labouchere worked for a stretch. It turns up in dishes like sauteed shrimp with shaved okra and roasted corn, and the “benne brittle,” a Lowcountry sesame seed candy the chef fuses to roasted duck breast. One dish that conveys seasonality more from its flavors and mood than actual ingredients: roasted duck breast with a deepdark cure on the duck skin and a mouth-coating demi-glace sharpened by cognac seeping into grits. It conjures the feel of fall in the South as surely as the rustling breeze on Martinique’s charming patio.

Mendoza’s Cassone family produced this wine with 100 percent Malbec grapes from 90-year-old pre-phylloxera vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo, 3,000 feet above sea level. Following fermentation, prolonged maceration of the grape skins imbued the wine with a deep violet hue and intense flavors. Unfiltered, the wine aged 12 months in new French oak barrels before bottling. The full-bodied wine has an even balance of fruit, tannins and acidity. Blackberry fruit dominates a bouquet also offering spice, leather, toasty oak and coffee notes. On the palate, taste currants, cassis, mocha, earthy undertones, a savory herbal character, pepper and ripe tannins. Decant an hour before serving. Drink it with rare steak, rack of lamb, osso buco, roasted game and aged cheeses. Buy it at: Keife & Co. Drink it at: Palace Cafe, La Boca, Dick and Jenny’s and Mr. John’s Steakhouse.

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interview mango go over a similarly composed caterpillar spring roll. The spring roll menu lists 30 varieties, drawing on sushi bar staples like spicy tuna, barbecue eel, spicy tuna smelt roe and soft-shell crab. More in line with Vietnamese tradition, the “original spring” is filled with pork, shrimp and rice noodles, and a few are assembled with chargrilled beef, pork or chicken flavored with lemongrass. Vegetarian rolls feature jicama, tofu, seaweed salad, pineapple and strawberry.

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Traditionally, throngs of people descend on Parasol’s Bar & Restaurant (2533 Constance St., 504-302-1543; www.parasolsbarandrestaurant.com) in March for its annual St. Patrick’s Day block party. But the proprietors hope to see a big crowd this weekend as the Irish Channel bar and po-boy joint celebrates

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Artz Bagelz 3138 Magazine st., (504) 309-7557 www.artzbagelz.com The bagel specialist offers many varieties and sandwich options.

Cake Cafe & Bakery 2440 chartres st., (504) 943-0010 www.nolacakes.com There are chewy, crusty bagels and many more options in the bakery case.

Hillel’s Kitchen 912 Broadway st., (504) 909-9919 www.hknola.com A kosher restaurant inside Tulane’s Jewish student center, Hillel’s Kitchen bakes bagels In house.

Laurel Street Bakery

Do you think you’ll ever turn this into a restaurant? R: If the right opportunity came along I’d take a look at it, but I think there’s room to grow this business. I have a great crew, I pay them well, they’re nice to people and now I’m able to do two events on the same day. There’s interest from events out of town too.

5433 Laurel st., (504) 897-0576 www.laurelstreetbakery.com This bakery supplies many local cafes and also offers individual bagels at its counter.

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What would you tell someone thinking about starting out as a food vendor? R: The thing about vending is there’s low overhead, it’s a turnkey business. You can be successful if you put out a good quality product and keep it consistent so people know if they liked your stuff at one place they’ll like it again. In New Orleans, professionalism goes a long way. — IAN MCNULTY

its 60th anniversary and raises money for the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation, which provides free medical, health and wellness services to local musicians through the New Orleans Musicians Clinic (www.neworleansmusiciansclinic.org). Parasol’s has pledged to donate a portion of its proceeds from Friday to Sunday (Oct. 19-21) to the foundation and has set a goal of selling 1,000 po-boys for the cause. “It’s important to us that we get behind our New Orleans musicians beyond just throwing a contribution in the tip jars,” says Parasol’s owner John Hogan. Parasol’s will serve a limited menu during the three-day fundraiser to help the kitchen keep up with anticipated volume. The menu includes the roast beef po-boy, a grilled chicken po-boy (to provide a leaner option in line with the Musicians Assistance Foundation’s efforts to promote healthier lifestyles) and other items.

“grocery store for a day”

The lack of a full-service grocery

store has been a longstanding complaint in the Lower 9th Ward. At least for one day this week, however, that will change as a group of residents and advocates create what is essentially a pop-up grocery store. On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Lower Ninth Ward Food Access Coalition will stage its “Grocery Store for a Day” event, setting up a fully stocked store inside All Souls Episcopal Church & Community Center (5500 St. Claude Ave.). The daylong event includes children’s activities, health screenings and urban farm tours, and from noon to 4 p.m. residents can shop in the store, which will be stocked by local vendors. Payment for groceries is by donation. Coalition director Jenga Mwendo says the event is intended to draw attention to the area’s status as a “food desert,” with the closest grocery store located miles away, and to highlight her group’s work to address the situation. Event organizers are soliciting more vendors to get involved. Contact the group at foodsecurity@sustainthenine.org or 324-9955 for details.

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Restaurante Telamar (2901 Tulane Ave., 504-553-7696) was a small familyrun cafe that was part of a wave of Latin American restaurants that opened after Hurricane Katrina. It stood out and won an enthusiastic following for its proprietors’ robust rendition of Honduran home cooking and traditional flavors centered around fried plantains, thick sauces, cool crema and puffy, hand-made tortillas. The restaurant occupied a few obscure addresses before it quietly disappeared. But after a hiatus, Telamar is back, this time on Tulane Avenue. As has always been the case at Telamar, smiles come easy but a formidable language barrier awaits customers who don’t speak Spanish. There is little menu description to help. Some of the specialties are breakfast baleadas, or folded tortillas filled with egg, beans and crema; lengua (tongue) chopped into chunks and stewed in a thin, red sauce; chuletas (pork chops) buried under ropey piles of onions and peppers; Honduran tacos, which are stuffed with chicken and rolled and fried like Mexican flautas; and pollo con tajadas. This last dish, probably the marquee item here, is fried chicken with long, ribbon-like slices of fried plantains, all soaked with aderezo, a mild, savory, creamy sauce. Over this goes a generous salad of fresh cabbage, carrots, tomatoes and pickled onions stained the color of beets. Telamar is run by Elisabeth Olviedo and her daughter Daisy, both natives of Honduras. They moved to New Orleans soon after Katrina and got to work preparing boxed lunches for crews of laborers from their Uptown home and serving hot food direct from their stove. The women eventually opened Telamar in a former daiquiri shop on Earhart Boulevard and later moved to Washington Avenue.

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AMERICAN CAFE BEIGNET — 311 Bourbon St., 525-2611; 334B Royal St., 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com — The Cajun hash browns are made with andouille sausage, potatoes, bell peppers and red onions and served with a scrambled egg and French bread. No reservations. Bourbon Street: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Royal Street: Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www.somethingelsecafe.com — Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls, alligator corn dogs, burgers, po-boys and sandwiches. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 — The Lotto burger is a 6-oz. patty served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and Frostop’s secret sauce and cheese is optional. There are waffle fries and house-made root beer. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ TREASURE ISLAND BUFFET — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-8000; www.treasurechestcasino.com — The all-you-caneat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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DMAC’S BAR & GRILL — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 3045757; www.dmacsbarandgrill. com — Stop in for daily lunch specials or regular items such as gumbo, seafood-stuffed po-boys, burgers or salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ DOWN THE HATCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., latenight Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ SAUCY’S — 4200 Magazine St., 301-2755; www.saucysnola.com — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The cochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BURGERS BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL — 4905 Canal St., 4887357; www.beachcornerbarand-

grill.com — Top a 10-oz. Beach burger with cheddar, blue, Swiss or pepper Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms or house-made hickory sauce. Other options include a grilled chicken sandwich. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 525-8045; www. antoines.com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honeyDijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ BREADS ON OAK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 3248271; www.breadsonoak.com — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret. com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin. Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. The cochon de lait panini includes slowbraised pork, baked ham, pickles, Swiss, ancho-honey slaw, honey mustard and chili mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.Sun., lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe

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O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 461-9840; www. ohenrys.com — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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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. $$ JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; www.jungsgoldendragon2.com — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COFFEE/DESSERT PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; www.pinkberry.com — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 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. $$$ OAK — 8118 Oak St., 3021485; www.oaknola.com — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ 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 Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; www.melangenola.com — Dine on French-Creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; www.redemption-nola.com — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, 569-1401; www.steamboatnatchez.com — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CUBAN/ CARIBBEAN MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — 437 Esplanade Ave., 2524800; www.mojitosnola.com — Mojitos serves a mix of Caribbean, Cuban and Creole dishes. Aruba scallops are seared and served with white chocolate chipotle sauce with jalapeno grits and seasonal vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

DELI 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. $ MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., 947-8787; www. mardigraszone.com — The 24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. The deli serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees such as stuffed peppers, beef stroganoff and vegetable lasagna. Vegan pizzas also are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — The wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. The Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., 529-1416; www.quartermasterdeli.com — Slow-cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slow-roasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

FRENCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., 895-0900; www. flamingtorchnola.com — Chef Nathan Gile’s menu includes pan-seared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffee- and coriander-spiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GOURMET TO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, 2620750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-5565; 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. Se-


OuT to EAT lections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ITALIAN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale, which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www. cafegiovanni.com — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, 436-8950; www. moscasrestaurant.com — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna, other Italian specialties and more. Open Sundays before New Orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; www. vincentsitaliancuisine.com — Try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed

JAPANESE CHIbA — 8312 Oak St., 8269119; www.chiba-nola.com — Chiba puts creative local touches on Japanese cuisine. The satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ KAKKOII JAPANESE bISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., 570-6440; www.kakkoii-nola. com — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. The long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ WASAbI SUSHI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; www.wasabinola.com — Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. The Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops

it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ YUKI IZAKAYA — 525 Frenchmen St., 943-1122; www. facebook.com/yukiizakaya — This Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried chicken and other specialties. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN — 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; www.chefpaul. com — Signature dishes include blackened Louisiana drum, Cajun jambalaya and a blackened stuffed pork chop. Lunch service is deli-style. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., 593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans.com — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ 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. $$$ RESTAURANT R’EVOLUTION — 777 Bienville St., 553-2277; www.revolutionnola.com — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, house-made salumi, pasta dishes and more. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS bISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes like semiboneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE bAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ZACHARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recom-

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ITALIAN PIE — 3706 Prytania St., 266-2523; www.italianpie. com — In addition to pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches, this location offers entrees like baked tilapia topped with crabmeat and creamy bordelaise, served over angel hair pasta with glazed baby carrots. No reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www. babyloncafe.biz —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN 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 charbroiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE GREEN BURRITO NOLA — 3046 St. Claude Ave., 949-2889; www.facebook.com/ the-green-burrito-nola — The steak burrito features Cajunspiced beef slow-cooked with bell peppers, banana peppers, onion and squash and rolled in a flour, spinach, whole wheat or tomato-basil tortilla with basmati rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $ JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 4869950; www.juansflyingburrito. com — Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurders.com — Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD 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. $$$ THE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; www. thecolumns.com — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www. gazebocafenola.com — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. hob.com/neworleans — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www. marketcafenola.com — Dine indoors or out on seafood fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855; www.siberianola.com — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $. $

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., 309-7557; www. artzbagelz.com — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www.olivebranchcafe.com — These cafes serve soups, salads, sandwich-

es, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, 302-2674 — The chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www. newyorkpizzanola.com — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. The Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. 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. $ 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., 486-1600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. Original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., 252-6745; www.


OUT to EAT killerpoboys.com — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. The Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and Old New Orleans Spiced Rum and dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of poboys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 8993374; www.mahonyspoboys. com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original poboys 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. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416; www.parranspoboy.com — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria. com — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. Other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SEAFOOD GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili

NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; www.nohsc.com — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New Orleans favorites. The thin fried catfish platter comes with wedge-cut garlic-herb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www. redfishgrill.com — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. Other options include fried seafood platters, po-boys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SOUL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., 241-2548; www. bigmommaschickenandwaffles. com — Big Momma’s serves hearty combinations like the six-piece which includes a waffle and six fried wings served crispy or dipped in sauce. Breakfast is served all day. All items are cooked to order. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

STEAKHOUSE CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., 522-7902; www.chophousenola. com — This traditional steakhouse serves USDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. The menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Diner daily. Credit cards. $$$ CRESCENT CITY STEAKS — 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks. com — Order USDA prime beef dry-aged and hand-cut in house. There are porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three diners to share. Bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

SANTA FE TAPAS — 1327 St. Charles Ave., 304-9915 — The menu includes both tapas dishes and entrees. Seared jumbo scallops are served with mango and green tomato pico de gallo. Gambas al ajillo are jumbo shrimp with garlic, shallots, chilis and cognac. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8362007; www.vegatapascafe.com — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THAI SUKHO THAI — 4519 Magazine St., 373-6471; 1913 Royal St., 948-9309; www.sukhothainola.com — Whole deep-fried redfish is topped with fried shrimp and scallops and served with vegetables and threeflavored chili sauce. Pineapple seafood curry includes either shrimp or a seafood combination in spicy red coconut curry with crushed pineapple, bell pepper, broccoli, zucchini and sweet basil. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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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. $

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CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., 482-6266; www.cafeminh.com— Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., 3097283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

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LE VIET CAFE — 2135 St. Charles Ave., 304-1339 — The cafe offers pho, banh mi, spring rolls and rice and noodle dishes. Vietnamese-style grilled beef ribs come with a special sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. 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. $

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THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com — The Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

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    Lily is played by Evan Spigelman, artistic director for Skin Horse Theater and the star of its 2011  production of the queer rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, another flamboyant theater piece that  began on the fringes of New York’s theater scene.     “I think one of the exciting things about this is that  you could come with no knowledge of what’s going  on in theater in New Orleans and get a huge sampling of the enormous talent that’s bubbling up right  now,” Spigelman says.     Nick Slie, who played the lead in the collaborative  work Loup Garou and is one of the co-founders of  performance group Mondo Bizarro, says Lily is like  nothing he has ever done before. Slie directed the  film that serves as Lily’s fourth act. To retain a theatrical element within the cinematic interlude, he shot  the film in a single take as the actors performed in  front of a scrolling hand-painted backdrop.     While Lily brings much talent to bear, the five-hour  duration lays down a gauntlet for the audience. The  production is designed to keep audiences engaged  by blending genres and incorporating music, verse,  ballet, bounce music and interactive elements. Skin  Horse Theater collaborated with artist and performer 

Nari Tomassetti on installations  designed to engage audience  The Lily’s Revenge is a lush members during intermissions,  and ambitious five-act drama. and the pieces include “The  Barbie Porno Tent” and “Story  Holes: The Glory Hole for Your  The Lily’s Revenge Ears.” Costumed male and female  OCT 6 p.m. Thursdaycigarette girl-style vendors offer  food and drinks. The Den of  Sunday THRU Muses actually houses the floats  The Den of Muses,  of the raunchy and satirical Krewe  Architect Street  du Vieux, and the play’s direction  between Port and  makes the most of the environFerdinand streets,  ment by having spectators move  522-6545; www. to different locations for each act.  By invoking the subversive spirit  southernrep.com of Mardi Gras, the directors hope  to seduce audience members into  feeling they are part of the grand  spectacle.      “You set it up as an event, you put it in the  Den of Muses, and you cast really interesting  people,” Slie says. “I’ve got a lot of faith in those  kinds of choices.”

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here’s nothing subtle about The Lily’s Revenge. The brash, colorful and unorthodox  drama follows a flower’s quest to marry the  woman he loves. It’s an epic story of desire and  transformation involving more than 40 actors, dancers  and musicians in the fanciful setting of the Den of  Muses. The story unfolds over five acts and three  interactive intermissions, lasts more than five hours and  is one of the most challenging and lavishly indulgent  shows produced by Southern Rep and several other  collaborating theater companies.     “This is a hedonistic tale that is not for the faint of  the heart,” says Southern Rep artistic director Aimee  Hayes. “It has strong language, it has sexual content,  it is not afraid to go everywhere and anywhere.”     New York fringe theatre artist Taylor Mac created  the piece, and its 2009 off-Broadway debut drew  critical acclaim. Mac also starred as Lily, the flower  whose desire to marry a woman defies traditional  notions of love and romance. The plot unspools like  a hallucinatory vision as Lily struggles with obstacles  and characters dubbed The Great Longing, Incurable Disease and Dirt and a host of dancing flowers.  Intended as an allegory about opposition to samesex marriage, the play confronts repressive cultural  attitudes and celebrates individuals who challenge  outdated ways of thinking.     Hayes worked with Mac in New York and has  spent three years working to bring The Lily’s Revenge to New Orleans. This is the first production without Mac’s direct involvement, but it doesn’t  lack for contributing artists. The spectacle of The Lily’s Revenge relies on a diverse group of artists and theater companies. Each of the five acts  has a different director and includes players from  different backgrounds. The result is a collaboration  between the senior theater producer Southern Rep,  younger companies including Cripple Creek Theatre  Company and Skin Horse Theater, film and alternative theater group Mondo Bizarro and individual  contributors Jeffrey Gunshol, a dance professor at  Tulane University, and bounce artist Vockah Redu.     “To really make the play, which is about love and  weddings and heroes and who do you love, and why  do you love the people you love, it needed to be of a  community,” Hayes says.

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he New Orleans Film Festival concludes this week with more features, documentaries, short films and some special screenings. The closing night features are The Sessions, starring Helen Hunt as a sex surrogate hired by a paralyzed man, and The Iceman, which was filmed in Shreveport. A couple of additional screenings follow the festival. Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds will be screened outdoors in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The event also includes live music, food vendors and more. The Talented Mr. Ripley screens at midnight Friday at The Prytania. The event is part of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s 10th anniversary celebration, and Irvin Mayfield will perform. Below are reviews of three films opening at the festival this week.

Bettie Page Reveals All

Page married, moved to California and had an unsuccessful Hollywood screen test. Later she moved to New York and began her modeling career at about the age of 27. A photographer suggested she try bangs, and they immediately became part of her iconic look. She had big hips and a curvy body, and everyone noticed she was very comfortable in front of a camera, naked or clothed. In an interview with Gambit, Mori called her the “world’s best actress for still shots.” Page posed for thousands of pictures, often wearing bikinis or lingerie she had sewn herself. She was one of the most successful pinup girls, and she was very popular with “camera clubs.” Ostensibly the clubs were for amateur photographers, but mostly the allmale groups hired nude models for daylong shoots. Playboy featured her as Miss January 1955. She also did many bondage photo shoots for Irving Klaw, and she’s almost synonymous with the rise of bondage and fetish photography, which was a closeted enterprise and one in which nudity and male-female scenes were not allowed. Mori says he reviewed 60,000 photos while working on the documentary, and he shows many in the film, including famous leopard skin bikini shots, Klaw bondage shots with ropes, whips and lingerie and many nude shots. Page and Klaw started doing bondage films, and eventually she appeared in a trio of burlesque movies featuring Tempest Storm and other striptease queens, but Page didn’t actually strip and wasn’t a burlesque performer. In the early 1960s, Page was living in Florida and doing photo shoots with Bunny Yeager. But at about 34 years old, she thought it was time to stop modeling. She had been attending an evangelical church and became interested in doing missionary work. The church rejected her — not because of her nude modeling but because she was divorced. That prompted her to reunite with her long-estranged first husband, and her life took many odd turns after that. Page is very open and comfortable about all aspects

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of her life. She chose to let the public remember her as she looked in the 1950s — regardless of how people label that image.

Gayby (7:45 p.m. Wed. Oct. 17, The Theatres at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor) Gayby is a warm, fuzzy romantic comedy about unconventional relationships, and it’s made better by director Jonathan Lisecki’s attempt to steal his own show. There’s almost a sitcom-like predictability to the odd couple of Jenn (Jenn Harris) and Matt (Matthew Wilkas). The two were best friends in college and made a pact to have a baby together if they should find themselves single and childless in their thirties. Jenn is a yoga instructor who is treated dismissively by her boss. Her much more attractive and successful sister also finds ways to serially insult her and make her feel inadequate. And Jenn can’t find a good man. Matt is a comic book illustrator and comics store clerk. He thinks he found the perfect man, but ever since that guy dumped him years ago, he’s moped about and nursed the excuse that he’s not ready for a new relationship. Misery loves company and the two are inseparable, especially by cellphone. Banal despair progresses to profound angst when Jenn’s sister announces she’s adopting a child and Matt’s friends cajole him into trying online dating. Enter Lisecki as his friend Nelson, a snide and self-assured dating guru. He shares with Matt that his latest dating adventure is a foray into the gay male bear scene, page 42

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(8 p.m. Tue., Oct. 16, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St.; 8:30 p.m. Thu., Oct. 18, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette) Legendary pinup girl and fetish model Bettie Page narrates her life story in Mark Mori’s excellent documentary Bettie Page Reveals All. Page died in relative obscurity in 2008, and this is the only thorough account of her entire life that she gave to the public. Tens of thousands of pictures were taken of Page in the 1950s, but beginning in the very late ’50s she quietly slipped from public view, though that fact was obscured by the continued release of unseen photos through the early ’60s. When her iconic image of black bangs, fetish photos and bikini shots became popular again in the 1980s, Page had no idea why anyone was interested in the old pictures, Mori says. She refused to appear on camera for him, but between 1996 and 1999 she recorded interviews that Mori uses as a narrative for the film. An early scene sets up the film’s true challenge. Mori attends a Los Angeles art show featuring works depicting and inspired by Page, and a gaggle of celebrities gush about what they think Page represents. Perez Hilton blandly calls her a “strong woman,” Todd Oldham talks of “star quality,” Dita Von Teese says she has a “sexy timeless look,” Rebecca Romijn calls her a “glamour icon,” and Mamie Van Doren says Page “opened doors.” None of them are old enough to personally remember Page during the height of her career, and it’s easy to see how they project onto her what they want to see. Page didn’t hold any of those mythologized views of herself in the 1950s. Mori’s film presents Page’s account and the impressions of others, including photographers and Hugh Hefner, and reveals the bizarre events of her reclusive years. Page was born into a very poor family in Nashville, Tenn., in 1923, and she spent a year in an orphanage with her sisters when their mother couldn’t care for them. She worked very hard in school and almost won a full scholarship to Vanderbilt University (it went to her high school’s valedictorian, and she was salutatorian).

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but as sort of a bear cub with an inner femme side. Talk of bears, twinks and other gay male dating niches lightens the film’s mood as Matt resists change and drives away his own dates. Nelson is unflappable, and it seems like Lisecki wanted to do more with the character. Jenn and Matt start talking about having a baby together, and the comedy of errors starts. Neither wants to pay $10,000 to a fertility clinic, they have all the right equipment at hand and just have to negotiate some orientation obstacles. The logistics of using a turkey baster insemination scheme or having intercourse is an amusing debate, and their efforts are entertainingly awkward. It’s not just a sperm donor arrangement; they intend to be co-parents. That seems fine for the old friends, but then new and attractive people suddenly appear. The logistics of this modern couple having a child together while living separately and dating others is funny, but there also are a couple of amusing sideshows for those versed in gay dating niches and the scruples of New Yorkers and their regional biases. Not everyone is willing to date across borough lines, and the last lesbian couple that had a gayby didn’t realize what they were getting into. They moved to Park Slope. It’s a cautionary tale for Brooklyn hipsters and prospective New York parents.

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Tuesday 16 AllWays Lounge — Jamie Lynn, Wasted Lives, 10 Banks Street Bar — Starewells, 10 Blue Nile — Gebhard Ullmann/ Steve Swell Quartet feat. Barry Altschul & Hill Greene, 10 BMC — Carolyn Broussard & the Scotch Hounds, 5; Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 8; Mojo Combo, 11 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Checkpoint Charlie — Major Bacon, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — Tommy Malone, 7; Chris Mule & the Perpetrators, 9 Circle Bar — Bronze Radio Return, 10 d.b.a. — Treme Brass Band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9:30 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Lumineers, Paper Bird, 8 House of Blues (Parish) — Bad Books feat. Kevin Devine & Manchester Orchestra, Drowning Men, Harrison Hudson, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Steve Masakowski tribute to The Grateful Dead, 8 The Maison — Gregory Agid Quartet, 6; Magnitude, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10 Marie’s — The Blue Max, Ernie Vincent, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, Billy Outlaw, 6 Old Point Bar — Josh Garrett & the Bottom Line, 8 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 Siberia — Skeletonwitch, Havok, Early Graves, Fat Stupid Ugly People, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Andre Bohren, 8 & 10

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center — Liquid Land feat. Simon Berz, Helen Gillet, Aurora Nealand, Rob Cambre and others, 7:30

Wednesday 17 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Criaturas, Sparrowhawk, Opposable Thumbs, 7 AllWays Lounge — Anthony Cuccio, 10 Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10 Blue Nile — Soundman Presents, 8; Gravity A, 10 BMC — The Business, 5; Blues4Sale, 8; Deja Vu Brass Band, 11 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Cafe Negril — Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 7; Geraniums, 9:30 Circle Bar — Jim O. & the No Shows, 6; Peripheral, 10 Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 8 The Cove at University of New Orleans — Jonathan Lefcoski & UNO Jazz Combos, 7 d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7; Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Cristina Perez, 9:30 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Luke Winslow King, 7; John Hiatt & the Combo, 8 House of Blues (Parish) — Curren$y’s Jet Lounge, 11 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Kermit Ruffins DJ session, 6; Brass-A-Holics, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori Woods, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8 The Maison — Rex Gregory, 6; Upstarts, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Dave

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One Eyed Jacks — Father John Misty, La Sera, Jeffertitties Nile, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — David Paquette, Ken Emerson, 7; Lars Edegran, Tom Sancton, Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Jerry Embree, 8:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 Vaso — Easies, 6; Eric Gordon’s Lazy Boys, 8; Mario Abney’s Super Jam, 11

THuRsday 18 AllWays Lounge — Hellblinki, Eliza Rickman & the Stunted Sextette, 10 Armstrong Park — Corey Henry, 5; John Boutte, 6:30 Banks Street Bar — Mikey B3, 10

BMC — Hubcap Kings, 5; Truman Holland & the Back Porch Revue, 8; Upstarts, 11 Bombay Club — Tony Seville & Roberto Perez, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — Aurora Nealand, 8 Cafe Istanbul — Dark, Dark, Dark, Emily Wells, 10 Cafe Negril — Soul Project, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — Carbon Poppies, Sunny Duval, 8 Circle Bar — Bob Andrews & Friends, 6 Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8 Covington Trailhead — Luther Kent, 5 d.b.a. — My Graveyard Jaw, 7; Truckstop Honeymoon, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Wendell Brunious, 9:30 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Matt & Kim, Oberhofer, 8 House of Blues (Parish) — The White Panda, 9

Bayou Beer Garden — Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 8

Howlin’ Wolf — Driicky Graham, Joey Queans, Burna, LA, J-Kidd, Paco Da Pope, 10

Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 7

Howlin’ Wolf Den — Matthew Dear, 9

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James Rivers Movement, 8 The Maison — Those Peaches, 5; David Mahoney, 7; Soundclash Beat Battle, 10; Magnitude, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio, 10 Oak — Miles Cabecerious, 9 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Honeypots, 6 Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — David Paquette, Ken Emerson, 7; Charlie Miller, Tim Laughlin, Crescent City Joymakers, 8 Preservation Hall — Paulin Brothers Brass Band feat. Dwayne Paulin, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Brian Jack, 8:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Jonathan Lefcoski Trio, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 St. Roch Tavern — J.D. & the Jammers, 8:30 Tipitina’s — Patty Griffin, Max Gomez, 9 Vaso — Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 6; Zena Moses Rue Fiya & the All-Stars, 9:30 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins &

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Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6; Aurora & the Royal Roses, 10

Greg Dulli lives in New Orleans and is an all-around musical free radical, but there are other reasons to love the Gutter Twin, Twilight Singer and once-and-future Afghan Whig. For one, he nearly got into a fistfight with The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson after slighting Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. (Dulli’s stared-down admonition, as told to Seattle’s The Rocket in 1998: “Don’t make me shake your moneymaker. ’Cause I will. You haven’t been reading my press clippings, have you? I deal with motherf—ers like you.”) Though the press was mostly kind, his Whigs were all but doffed by then, the band’s six-album, 10-year iteration having run, for all its leery left turns, a relatively standard course: 10 p.m. Friday oCT from unkempt arrival (Sub Pop grunge footnote Up In It) to congealing major-label reveal (Elektra exhibitionist Gentlemen, a Lothario prison that Tipitina’s still astounds 20 years later for its frankly raging sexuality and insatiable, 501 Napoleon Ave. overarching maleness) to high-road getaway (ends-tying Columbia bow 895-8477 1965). “I’m not the man my actions would suggest,” Dulli, fingers crossed, sang on “Debonair,” and then went about proving it, putting the self-branded www.tipitinas.com dick-for-brains to bed and suiting up as a Foo Fighter (“X-Static”), Backbeatle (“Good Golly Miss Molly”), Gutter Twin (with Mark Lanegan), Twilight Singer (with everyone else) and more-than-occasional R&B cover artist (Mary J. Blige in 2004, Frank Ocean in 2012). Born on Halloween in 1986, the band that said it was never ever getting back together had a cadaveric spasm in 2006 (two new tracks for Unbreakable: A Retrospective 1990-2006) before fully Frankensteining for a series of high-profile nocturnes this summer. Hide the women and hirsute Southern rockers. Wussy opens. Tickets $35. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS

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“10 Years, I Night” Irvin Mayfield & NOJO w/special guests Monday, October 8 | 8pm • Stern Auditorium/Perelman at Carnegie Hall, NYC

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Oak — Ed Voelker, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Space Heaters, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Eric Lindell, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Mark Braud, Palm Court Jazz Band, Lucien Barbarin, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Prytania Bar — ArchAnimals, Donovan Wolfington, Y’all, 10 Rivershack Tavern — Bryan Lee, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Iguanas, 9:30 Siberia — King James, 6 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Herlin Riley Quintet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Tipitina’s — Afghan Whigs, Wussy, 9 Vaso — Eudora Evans & Deep Soul, 6; Pinettes Brass Band, 10; Lagniappe Brass Band, midnight

Saturday 20 Abita Springs Town Hall — Petty Bones, Potluck Cajun Band, Amadee “Creole Man” Fredrick, Wasted Lives, 7 AllWays Lounge — Tarik Hassan Band, 10 Ampersand — Beverly Skillz, Gladiators, Reed Tribou, 9 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, 7 Babylon Lounge — Edge Of Reason, Trevelyan, Whitmore, 9 Banks Street Bar — PH Fred, Lynn Drury, John Lisi, Beth Patterson, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — Angelina, 9 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Corey Henry Funktet, 11 BMC — Hubcap Kings, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 6; Lil Red & Big Bad, 9; Ashton Hines & the Big Easy Brawlers, midnight Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6; Lillian Boutte, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & The Honeycreepers, 7 Carrollton Station — Outside Lights, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Jimbo Mathus & Tri State Coalition, 10 Circle Bar — Essentials, 10 The Cypress — Kingsfoil, 9:15 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8; Cedric Burnside Project, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Vivaz, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — The Shiz, 6; Little Freddie King, 10 House of Shock — Dead Horse, 8:30 Howlin’ Wolf Den — The Local Skank, Lagniappe Brass Band, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Chapter: Soul feat. Kirk Joseph & Calvin Johnson, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Leroy Jones Quintet, 8; Deja vu Brass Band, midnight Joy Theater — NOLA HipHop Awards, 7 Landlubbers Pub & Club

— Big Daddy O, 9 The Maison — T’Canaille & Gal Holiday, 4; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Naughty Professor, 10:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Jon Cleary’s Philthy Phew, 10 Oak — Billy Iuso, 9 Old Point Bar — Jeb Rault, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Grupo Fantasma, DJ Gypsyphonic, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos, Palm Court Jazz Band, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 Rivershack Tavern — AllPurpose Blues Band, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Mo’ Jelly, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Astral Project, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Showarama Hot Trio, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10 Vaso — Alexey Marti & Urban Mind, 6; Zena Moses & Rue Fiya, 9; Pocket Aces Brass Band, midnight

SuNday 21 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — The Pests, Indian Givers, Joystick, 2 Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, 3; Hashknife Outfit, 7; Ron Hotstream & the F Holes, 9 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 8; TBC Brass Band, 10 BMC — Eudora Evans & Deep Soul, 3; Faux Barrio Billionaires, 6; Andy J. Forest, 9 Bombay Club — Tony Seville & Roberto Perez, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m.; David & Roselyn, 8 & 10 Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6 Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. d.b.a. — Missing Monuments, Supernice Bros., 11 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Lisa Lynn, 6; Band of Horses, 8 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 8 Le Pavillon Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8:30 a.m. The Maison — Don Vappie’s Creole Jazz Serenad-

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The Maison — Chicken & Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7; Gene’s Music Machine, 10

Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh feat. Romy Kaye, 3:30 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin, Sunday Night Swingsters, 7 Preservation Hall — New Orleans Legacy Band feat. Tommy Sancton, 8 Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m.; Catherine Anderson, 2 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Dave Ferrato & Tchoupazine, 5:30 Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Victor Goines Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rites of Swing, 3; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10 Three Muses — Raphael Bas & Norbert Slama, 5:30; Debbie Davis, 8 Tipitina’s — Johnny Vidacovich, Chris Severin, Cliff Hines, 1; Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30 Triage — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 6 Vaso — Clint Johnson & the Kitchen Sink, 7; Erika Flowers, 10

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NoW ShoWINg ARGO (R) — Ben Affleck directs  the political drama based on Tony  Mendez’s account of the rescue  of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran,  Iran during the 1979 Iran hostage  crisis. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 2 (PG-13) — The film continues  where John Putch’s 2011 film  adaptation of the Ayn Rand novel  ended. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 BORN TO BE WILD 3-D (PG) — Morgan Freeman narrates the  documentary about two animal  preservationists: Daphne Sheldrick, who created an elephant  sanctuary in Kenya, and Dr. Birute  Mary Galdikas, who set up an  orphanage for orangutans in  Borneo. Entergy IMAX

AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 HERE COMES THE BOOM (PG) — Kevin James plays a  biology teacher who becomes  a mixed marital arts fighter to  raise money for his failing high  school’s music program. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG) — Adam Sandler, Andy  Samberg, Kevin James and others voice the animated comedy  about Dracula, who is hosting his  daughter’s 118th birthday party at  his five-star resort for monsters. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

FRANKENWEENIE (PG) — Tim Burton’s animated film  follows a boy who uses a science experiment to bring his  beloved dog back to life, but he  experiences some unintended  consequences. AMC Palace 10,

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HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — The film tells the story of  Hurricane Katrina and its impact  on disappearing wetlands. Entergy IMAX

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END OF WATCH (R) — After  confiscating money and firearms  from the members of a cartel, two  officers are marked for death. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (PG-13) — A divorcee  (Elisabeth Shue) and her daughter (Jennifer Lawrence) seek a  fresh start in a new house, but  they instead encounter a chilling  mystery that haunts their small  town. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

    Maybe it’s the influence of reality  TV or the need to separate “real” from  “virtual” in an increasingly digital age,  but there’s no question that the number of feature films “based on actual  events” grows significantly with each  passing year. Those who bother to  count such things (and list them on the  Internet) claim there have been more  true stories committed to film since  the year 2000 than in the entire century that preceded it. That’s a big and  sudden dose of reality, and one that  hasn’t always served the best interests  of the movie-going public.     Though it bears that ubiquitous  “actual events” tag, Argo arrives pretty  much in a class by itself: a movie  based on a true story that seems too  good to be true. It would have been  dismissed as hokey and unrealistic  had screenwriter Chris Terrio made  up the whole thing himself. But Argo  is based on a memoir by former  © 2012 Warner Bros. C.I.A. operative Tony Mendez called  Argo: How the C.I.A. and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in Argo (R) History. It tells how six U.S. diplomats — trapped and hiding in Tehran during the  Directed by  1979 Iran hostage crisis — managed to escape the country by pretending to be a  Canadian movie crew scouting locations for a low-budget knockoff of Star Wars.  Ben Affleck Directed with style and restraint by Ben Affleck, Argo makes for one satisfying  Starring Ben Affleck,  night out at the movies. John Goodman,      Affleck also appears in the film as Mendez, the C.I.A. technical operations ofAlan Arkin ficer who had the Hollywood contacts required to manufacture a fake movie that  would stand up to scrutiny by Iranian officials. As both director and star, Affleck  wide release maintains a light touch that never distracts from an economical and carefully  constructed film. Like Ron Howard’s Apollo 13, Argo creates real tension and  keeps us totally engrossed in the rescue mission even though we know how things turn out. That represents a  level of skill few suspected of Affleck when he began his career as director.     Providing comic relief are Alan Arkin, whose character is an amalgam of storied Hollywood movie producers,  and John Goodman who plays real-life makeup artists John Chambers (Planet of the Apes), who loved to lend  his talents in secret to the C.I.A. At Affleck’s insistence, the ensemble of actors who play the self-imprisoned  diplomats spent a solid week together before the shoot, living ’70s style — no Internet or cell phones. The result is  a subtle authenticity that permeates the film.     Argo’s understated yet spot-on depiction of the late 1970s constitutes one of its primary pleasures. From shag  carpet to bad haircuts, all the necessary detail is there. But it’s all framed to remain in the background. And unlike  so many of Hollywood’s supposedly true tales, Argo isn’t nearly as violent as its tumultuous setting would suggest.  The rescue mission, after all, hinges on an effort to outsmart anti-American Islamic militants — not overpower  them. There’s a message in there somewhere. — KEN KORMAN

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Seven Psychopaths (R) Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Christopher Walken star in a dark comedy about a struggling screenwriter who gets mixed up with organized crime in Los Angeles after his friends kidnap a gangster’s dog. Writer/director Martin McDonagh is best known for his often bloody and farcial stage plays, including The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Pillowman and A Behanding in Spokane, all of which have been produced on local stages in recent years. documentary explores exotic coral reefs and vibrant sea walls around the world. Entergy IMAX

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LOOPER (R) — The Louisianashot sci-fi film noir stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an assassin whose target is a future version of himself (Bruce Willis). AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

SINISTER (R) — A true-crime novelist (Ethan Hawke) discovers home movies depicting murders, putting him and his family in the path of a supernatural entity. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

THE MASTER (R) — Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama follows a traumatized World War II vet (Joaquin Phoenix) who finds a mentor in a charismatic leader of a religious movement (Philip Seymour Hoffman). AMC Palace 20, Canal Place PARANORMAN (PG) — In the animated film, a boy who can speak to the dead must stop a witch’s curse on his town. Hollywood 14

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THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG-13) — The adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s young adult novel is about an outcast who’s embraced by two eccentric classmates. Canal Place, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20 PITCH PERFECT (PG-13) — A rebellious student (Anna Kendrick) is determined to update a college a capella group’s repertoire before a championship event. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (R) — A struggling screenwriter becomes involved in Los Angeles’ criminal underworld when his friends kidnap a gangster’s

TAKEN 2 (PG-13) — The sequel to the 2008 thriller finds a retired intelligence agent (Liam Neeson) dealing with the same criminals who once abducted his daughter. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12,AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE (PG-13) — Clint Eastwood stars as an ailing baseball scout who takes his daughter (Amy Adams) along for a final recruiting trip. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 WON’T BACK DOWN (PG) — Two mothers (Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal) encounter a powerful bureaucracy and a corrupt teacher’s union when they try to reform their children’s failing inner-city school. AMC Palace 20

OPENING FRIDAY ALEX CROSS (PG-13) — A police detective’s (Tyler Perry) investigation of a hitman gets personal when the killer (Matthew Fox) kills the detective’s wife to send a message.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (R) — Picking up where the last installment of the found-footage horror franchise left off, a new family begins experiencing paranormal events in their home.

sPEcIAl scREENINGs AS GOES JANESVILLE — The film looks at Janesville, Wisc. as an example of the effects of economic crisis and dwindling jobs on America’s middle class. A discussion follows the screening. Free admission. 6 p.m. Friday, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 5699070; www.ashecac.org THE BIRDS (NR) — The museum screens the Hitchcock classic outdoors, and there will be food vendors, art making activities, live music and more. 5 p.m. activities, 7 p.m. screening. Friday, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, 658-4100; www.noma.org THE DOLLS OF LISBON (NR) — Ethan H. Minsker’s documentary follows a group of artists who were asked to create art to be displayed at fair in Portugal. A Q&A with Minsker follows the screening. 8 p.m. Friday, 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com. There also is a screening 9 p.m. Saturday at Never Records Pop-Up, 841 Carondelet St.; www.secretshape.com/neverrecords. FAT KID RULES THE


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The Dolls of Lisbon The Antagonist Movement is a group of New York-based artists including visual artists, filmmakers, writers and others. The Dolls of Lisbon is a self-portrait/documentary about one of group founder Ethan H. Minsker’s projects. He created simple wire and fabric dolls and sent them to artists around the world, asking each to apply their talents to a doll and send it back for an exhibition in New York. Some of the artists make interesting works, but the concept doesn’t seem strong and many works are OCT The Dolls of Lisbon unremarkable. One long segment of the film follows a trip 8-9 8 p.m. Friday to Lisbon, Portugal, for a doll Big Top Gallery expo. The artists throw around a 1638 Clio St.; 569-2700; lot of hollow artspeak and seem to www.3rcp.com think they’re involved in a politically revolutionary movement as well 9 p.m. Saturday (by copying the images of Mexican Never Records Zapatistas), but that amounts to 841 Carondelet St. little more than spray paint vandalism. The lone writer featured in www.secretshape.com/ the film is not talented, but overall, neverrecords the film is well done. Much of it is fashioned like a rock video, and that disguises some dull and narcissistic content. One of the artists in the group is Ted Riederer, who is the creator of the Never Records exhibit at 841 Carondelet St. He decorated the walls of his art installation “record store” with prints and images that were created for events captured in the film. — WILL COVIELLO

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (NR) — David France’s documentary follows two advocacy groups, ACT UP and TAG, who were able to provide medical assistance to people with AIDS. A Skype Q&A with France follows the Oct. 20 screening. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Monday, then nightly through Oct 25, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; www.zeitgeistinc.net LIQUID LAND (NR) — Michelle Ettlin’s film documents when Swiss musician Simon Berz and Dutch artist Kaspar

Koenig hosted a 10-night artist residency at Zeitgeist during which they built instruments from trash and invited local musicians to improvise with them. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. zeitgeistinc.net NOROI: THE CURSE (NR) — The 2005 documentary explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the “kagutaba.” The screening is part of the New Orleans Japanese Cinema Series. Free admission. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www.neworleanshealingcenter.org UNFINISHED SPACES (NR) — The documentary examines an unfinished arts school commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara whose construction was halted when the country’s political climate grew more hostile. A panel discussion with film co-director Benjamin Murray follows the screening. Free admission. 6 p.m. Wednesday,

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FILM FESTIVALS NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL. The festival screens national, local and international narrative features, documentaries and short films. Feature highlights include The Paperboy, About Cherry, Compliance and Iceman. Visit www. neworleansfilmsociety.org for details. Thursday-Monday, then nightly through Oct. 18. AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, 468-7231; Prytania, 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 527-6012

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WORLD (NR) — An overweight, suicidal teen is befriended by a high school dropout, who enlists the unmusical boy to be the drummer in a new punk band. A Skype Q&A with actor/ director Matthew Lillard follows the Oct. 19 screening at 9:30 p.m. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 5:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday-Monday, then nightly through Oct 25, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net

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ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., 524-8211; www. angelakinggallery.com — Works by Andy Baird, through nov. 7.

OPENING MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., 558-0505; www.michalopoulos.com — new paintings by James Michalopoulos. Opening Saturday. TULANE UNIVERSITY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ROOM. Jones Hall, room 205, Tulane University, 6801 Freret St., 865-5000; www. tulane.edu — “The Open Mind of lafcadio Hearn in new Orleans,” first editions of books by the author and items from his art collection, through Oct. 28. Opening reception and lecture 6 p.m. Thursday.

GaLLERIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com — “candy Full of Razorblades,” works by Ryan Ballard, through Oct. 27.

ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 — Works by Diego larguia and Philip c. Thompson, through Oct. 27.

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ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com — “Recent Observations,” paintings and drawings by John Alexander; sculpture by lin Emery; both through Oct. 27. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 5252767; www.barristersgallery. com — “Spirit Realm,” a group show curated by Pat Jolly; mixed media by Keith Duncan; both through nov. 3. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; www. bernardbeneito.com — Oil paintings, prints, postcards and license plates by Bernard Beneito, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “new Orleans loves to Second

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A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; www. agallery.com — “Moonshine & Stratum lucidum,” photographs by louviere + Vanessa; “Salt and Time,” photographs by Shelby lee Adams; both through December.

ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Works by William Rainey, Ginger Kelly, Shea Yetta and Erin Gafill, through October.

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art LIStINGS Line All the time,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing.

BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 A St. Claude Ave., www. byrdiesgallery.com — “A New Hankering,” works by w.a.s.h., through Nov. 6. BYWATER ART LOFTS II. 3726 Dauphine St., 945-1881; www.bywaterartlofts.com — A group show featuring Bywater Art Lofts residents. By appointment only through Nov. 3. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www. callancontemporary.com — “Rouville,” works by George Dunbar, through Nov. 23. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 8956130; www.carolrobinsongallery. com — “Autumn Meditations,” clay sculpture by tinka Jordy, through Oct. 30.

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CARROLL GALLERY. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, 314-2228; www.carrollgallery.tulane.edu — “Kinderszenen,” works about childhood, memory and nostalgia by seven artists, through thursday. Reception 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. thursday.

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COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; www.coleprattgallery.com — “Stands in Motion,” paintings by Gaither Pope, through Oct. 27. COLLINS C. DIBOLL ART GALLERY. Loyola University, Monroe Library, 6363 St. Charles Ave., fourth floor, 8615456 — “the Ultralight: Show in a Box,” screen prints by Harmen Liemburg, through thursday. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; www.coupdoeilartconsortium.com — “At Play Amongst the Pines,” paintings by James taylor Bonds, through Nov. 17. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; www.woodartandmarketing.com — Hand-carved works in wood by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 5243936 — “Love Songs,” acrylic and resin collages on panel by Derek Cracco, through Nov. 1. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032; www. dumoisgallery.com — “Border/ Line,” works by Katrina Andry and Happy Burbeck, through Oct. 27.

FOUNDATION FINE ART GALLERY. 608 Julia St., 5680955; www.foundationgallerynola.com — “All Alive and Close Enough to touch,” prints by Rob Stephens, through Nov. 3.

HALL OF FRAME GALLERY. 5312 Canal Blvd., 488-8560; hallofframeneworleans. sharepoint.com — Acrylic and watercolor works by Jan Wilken, through October.

THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront.org — “New Lease,” a group show of new gallery members, through Nov. 4.

HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 525-7300; www.heriardcimino.com — “Dreaming in Quicksilver,” works by Margaret Evangeline, through Oct. 30.

THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery.com — “The TimesPicayune: An Iconic Presence in Our Daily Lives,” work from 14 artists, including former or current members of the newspaper’s art staff, through Nov. 4.

ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., 361-6620; www. dcc.edu/departments/art-gallery — Faculty art exhibition, through Nov. 1.

THE GEORGES GALLERY. Metairie Park Country Day School, 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www.mpcds.com — “Passages,” works by Dana Beuhler, through Oct. 29.

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg. com — “Louisiana Reveries,” oil paintings by thomas Sully, through October.

GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., 616-7427; www.goodchildrengallery.com — “Me the People,” video, drawings and photographs by Dan tague and Nina Schwanse, John Henry Kelly, Katie Jo Robertson and Steve Spehar, through Nov. 4.

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www.jonathanferraragallery. com — “Body Shop,” multimedia paintings by Maximilian toth; “Blessing in Da’ Skies,” paintings by Justin Forbes; both through October.

LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www. lemieuxgalleries.com — “Children’s Garden,” paintings by Alan Gerson, through Nov. 10. M. FRANCIS GALLERY. 604 S. Julia St., 875-4888; www. mfrancisgallery.com — “Reshaping the Human Condition,” works by Kenneth Scott Jr., through October. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 3047942; www.martinechaissongallery.com — “Bayou Something or Other,” paintings by Hunt Slonem, through Nov. 24. MAY GALLERY AND RESIDENCY. 2839 N. Robertson St., Suite 105; www.themayspace.com — “tantric Wealth,” multimedia installation by Derek Larson. Open by appointment only through Nov. 23. NEVER RECORDS POP-UP. 841 Carondelet St.; www.secretshape.com/neverrecords — Never Records, an installation/pop-up record store by ted Riederer, through Nov. 4. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.octaviaartgallery.com — Painted wood construction and

mixed media by Wayne Amedee, through Oct. 27.

PARSE GALLERY. 134 Carondelet St. — “Between You and the Mountains,” a wood installation by Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, through Oct. 26. REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., 8966369; www.newmanschool. org — “Divergence: Five New England Artists,” works by Kimberlee Alemian, Mary Behrens, Jen Bradley, Jan Lhormer and Dorothy Simpson Krause, through Nov. 16. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts.com — Works by Nellrea Simpson, Chip tipton, tamra Carboni and Caren Nowak, ongoing. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., 610-0581 — “Metal, Glass and Paper,” photographs by Bruce Schultz, through Dec. 1. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 710-


art LIStINGS 4506; www.thesecondstorygallery.com — “It’s Hot Out C’he in New Orleans,” works by VonHoffacker; “Bullets For Breakfast,” works by John Isiah Walton; both through Nov. 2.

SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Bobbery,” works by Christopher Deris and Karoline Schleh, through Oct. 30. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 5699501; www.sorengallery.com — “Big Pretty Drawings/Pretty Big Drawings,” works by William Dunlap, through Oct. 30. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. postmedium.org/staplegoods — “Choice Cuts,” group exhibition of gallery members, through Nov. 4. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 5689050; www.stellajonesgallery. com — “Justified: Silent Harmony,” works by Moe Brooker, Mr. Imagination and Bill Sirmon, through November. STUDIO 831. 532 Royal St., 304-4392; www.studio831royal.com — “In a Mind’s

Eye,” sculpture by Jason Robert Griego, ongoing.

THOMAS MANN GALLERY I/O. 1812 Magazine St., 5812113; www.thomasmann.com — “triple Martini,” reworked stainless steel martini glasses by John Greco, Cathy Cooper-Stratton and Christopher Poehlmann, through November. TRIPOLO GALLERY. 401 N. Columbia St., (985) 893-1441 — “the Unlikely Naturalist,” paintings by Rebecca Rebouch, through Saturday. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Iconic Choice,” works by Ina Hsu and Wolfgang Wirth, through Nov. 3. VIEUX CARRE GALLERY. 507 St. Ann St., 522-2900; www.vieuxcarregallery.com — “Musicians Series,” paintings by Sarah Stiehl, through Oct. 30.

Paintings by Mario Ortiz, ongoing.

SIBERIA. 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855 — “Hostile Work Environment,” concert photographs by Gary Loverde, through Dec. 23.

call for artists GEORGE RODRIGUE FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS CONTEST. High school-aged contestants create art around the theme “Louisiana’s Culinary Heritage” for a chance to the work to appear in a cookbook and to win college scholarships and cash prizes. Visit www. rodriguefoundation.org/artcontest for details. Submissions deadline is Feb. 20.

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CC’S COFFEEHOUSE. 2800 Esplanade Ave. — “Blue Bridge and Other Works,” paintings by Al Champagne, through October.

AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., 862-3222 — “Yet Do I Marvel: Countee Cullen and the Harlem Renaissance,” an exhbition on the Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen and his literary and artistic contemporaries, through Dec. 20.

HEY! CAFE. 4332 Magazine St., 891-8682; www.heycafe.biz —

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3800; www.cacno.org — “time travelling tales,” a group show of mixed media, through Nov. 25. “Cinema Reset: New Media Works,” a film exhibit curated by Blake Bertuccelli and trevor Alan taylor in collaboration with the New Orleans Film Society, through Dec. 2. “Where Do We Migrate to?” a group show; “Rooted,” mixed-media installation by Ben Diller; “Revolve,” sculpture by Rontherin Ratliff; all through Jan. 20. Murals by MILAGROS, through April 6.

HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — “Something Old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century,” an exhibition of the collection’s significant acquisitions since 2000, through Feb. 8. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm. crt.state.la.us — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through January. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www. lsm.crt.state.la.us — “the Louisiana Plantation Photos of Robert

tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November. “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana”; Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; both ongoing.

MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., 568-6968; www.crt.state.la.us — “the Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. NEW ORLEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; www.noaam.com — “Bambara: From Africa to New Orleans, From the Gambia River to the Mississippi,” through Dec. 29. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www. noma.org — “Mass Produced: technology in 19th-Century English Design,” through Nov. 11. “Photography, Sequence and time,” photographs from the 19th century to the present, through Dec. 2. “19th Century Louisiana Landscapes,” paintings by Richard Clague, Marshall Smith Jr. and William Buck, through Jan. 6. “Make Yourself at Home,” paint-

ings by Jim Richard, through Feb. 24. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7, 2013.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. ogdenmuseum.org — Jewelry by Lauren Eckstein Schonekas of Construct Jewelry, ongoing. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; seaa. tulane.edu — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence with drawings by architects Edward Sporl, Albert C. Ledner, Philip Roach Jr. and Leonard Reese Spangenberg, through Dec. 7. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. southernfood.org — “the Da Vino Code,” paintings by LeonARto da VINO (Chuck Gray), through Dec. 30. “tanqueray Olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21. “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food tV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “then and Now: the Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.

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JUMP, JIVE & WAIL: THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; www.stagedoorcanteen.org — The show brings to life Prima classics with local musicians and swing dancers. 8 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre.com — A.J. Allegra directs the rollicking musical that traces the founding of the Democratic party and repaints Andrew Jackson as a rock star. Tickets $35 general admission, $40 reserved seating. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Nov. 3. A BOB MURRELL ORIGINAL. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre.com — The comedian and actor presents a reading of his new play. Free admission. 8 p.m. Monday.

DEBAUCHERY. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre. com — Pat Bourgeois’ monthly soap opera follows an eccentric New Orleans family. Tickets $10.

LITTLE VAUDEVILLES. Lupin Theatre, Tulane University, 8655106; www.tulane.edu — Jessica Podewell directs the performance of Chekhov one-acts The Proposal and The Bear. Tickets $12 general admission, $9 Tulane community, $8 students and seniors. 8 p.m. TuesdaySaturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. SHIPWRECKED. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — The theater presents its monthly storytelling showcase. Visit www.shipwreckedin-

nola.com for details. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. VERBATIM VERBOTEN. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www. theshadowboxtheatre.com — Actors present dramatized readings of surveillance tapes, wiretapped conversations, on-camera diatribes, released emails and other transcripts of notorious recorded conversations. Tickets $8. 8 p.m. Wednesday through Oct. 24.

BURLESQUE & CaBaRET BOOBS & GOOMBAS: A SUPER MARIO BURLESQUE. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 2988676; www.theshadowboxtheatre.com — The Chicago-based Gorilla Tango Theatre brings its burlesque romp through the Mario Bros. video games to New Orleans. Call (866) 3269740 or visit www.gorillatango. com/nola for reservations. Tickets $15. 11 p.m. FridaySaturday through Oct. 27. BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www. sonesta.com — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday. LE ROYAL ROUGE SHOW. Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., 533-6600; www.harrahsneworleans. com — Comedian Jodi Borrello hosts the Parisian-style show of cancan dancing and variety acts. Tickets start at $30. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Oct. 28.

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THE CLIFTON MONROE CHRONICLES. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www.theshadowboxtheatre.com — Ren French and Thomas Adkins wrote the serial radio-style show that follows an ace reporter and his sidekick as they solve mysteries in New Orleans. Tickets $12 general admission, $10 students, $20 for two tickets. 7 p.m. ThursdaySunday.

THE LILY’S REVENGE. The Den of Muses, Architect Street between Port and St. Ferdinand streets — The five-act multimedia show follows the flowering of a lily into a human quest for love and more. Call 522-6545 or visit www.southernrep.com for reservations. Preview performance (Wednesday) tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door; tickets for all other performances $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

Dawlin’ and Hawt, a divertimento cooked up by Becky Allen, Amanda Hebert and Ricky Graham, recently ran at Mid-City Theatre. It was a simple comic vaudeville-style show, and the brassy duo of Allen (Dawlin’) and Hebert (Hawt) again showed they have the selfconfidence and poise to win over an audience. There was no set, just two red chairs and a small black table. The actors occasionally made small costume or wig adjustments to indicate different characters. Graham contributed to material and directed but did not appear in the show. Dawlin’s monologues and short skits covered the familiar territory of Yatlandia, but much of it was fresh, and there were some hilarious surprises. The women had much to say about growing up “Catlick.” “Do you think priests ought to be allowed to get married?” “Only if they really love each other.” On the same subject, Hawt reminisced about growing up on the West Bank. Her family was too large to send the kids to Catholic school, so they went to public school. When she and her sisters went to catechism, they were referred to as “the publics,” as though they might carry the plague or be likely to steal something. There was a good deal of only-in-New Orleans braggadocio, like how the city had culture (opera, jazz) when most of the rest of the country only had agriculture. But that cultural jingoism has grown thin. It may be funny to boast that one can get drunk, throw up in the gutter and still have friends the next day, but that’s a far cry from Don Giovanni. Much fun was had with language. Mrs. Malaprop would have been right at home. People suffered from “magnesia” of the brain and mules risk becoming “distinct” since they can’t mate. There also was a nod to high culture in a short satiric tribute to Tennessee Williams with Allen in the character of “Maison Blanche DuBois.” In one sketch, the two women go to a funeral home, and when looking into the open coffin, they are horrified by how bad their friend looks. They start fixing her up — tweezing her brows, nose, ears and applying lipstick — but a voice informs them they are in the wrong parlor and beautifying a man. The sketches, jokes and monologues all featured plenty of local color, much of it with a racy tang, and the audience clearly enjoyed the lighthearted entertainment. — DALT WONK

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StAGE LIStINGS DOLLS. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855 — the burlesque troupe presents “the Night Circus.” Free admission. 10 p.m. thursday.

actress Julianne Moore. tickets $15 general admission, $12 children. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

SLOW BURN BURLESQUE. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — the burlesque troupe presents its Halloween tribute “Show Ghouls.” tickets $15. 10 p.m. Saturday.

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DANCE PILOBOLUS. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052; www.mahaliajacksontheater. com — the Connecticut-based dance company is known for its playful, highly athletic performances. Call 522-0996 ext. 201 or visit www.nobadance. com for details. tickets $20$125. 8 p.m. Saturday.

CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., 671-5012; 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. MARDI GRAS CHORUS. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; www.ctk-nola.org — the men’s barbershop harmony chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 363-9001 or visit www.mardigraschorus.com for details. 7:15 p.m. tuesday.

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FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 468-7221 — Stephen Eckert directs the musical based on the children’s book by

ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St. — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8

p.m. thursday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn, 4501 Eve St., 8265605 — the local improv troupe performs its long-running show. Visit www.brownimprovcomedy. com for details. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. COME AS YOU ARE COMEDY SHOW. Nirvana Indian Cuisine, 4308 Magazine St., 894-9797; www.insidenirvana.com — Comedians Mickey Henehan, Scotland Green, Andrew Polk, Addy Najera and Vincent Zambon perform. tickets $5. 9:30 p.m. thursday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — the New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www. lostlovelounge.com — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St.,

522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf.com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — the theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. CRESCENT CITY COMEDY CLASSIC. Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., 5252951; www.eiffelsociety.com — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts the variety-style comedy show. tickets $7 per person, $10 per couple, $5 college students. 8 p.m. Wednesday. DREAM FANTASY CASTLE PRESENTS THE BAT. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater.com — the troupe performs improv in the dark. tickets $5. 9 p.m. Saturday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — the double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy

show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

music. Visit www.pissyopants. com for details. tickets $7. 8 p.m. thursday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater.com — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

THE FRANCHISE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater.com — the weekly showcase rotates tNM house improv troupes, including Claws with Fangs, Stupid time Machine, Super Computer, Chris and tami and the Language. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday.

SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 2317011; www.nolacomedy.com — the theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday.

FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY SHOWCASE. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 371-5543; www.maisonfrenchmen.com — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts the weekly stand-up comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; www.carrolltonstation.com — the weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPENMIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 3104999; www.hob.com — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. tuesday.

TNM STUDENT UNION. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater.com — the show features up-and-coming performers, new student troupes and improv class recitals. tickets $5. 9 p.m. thursday.

LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., 7840054; www.therapynola.com — PissYoPants Comedy presents the weekly event featuring Louisiana comedians and live

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FAMILY WORKSHOP: WWII ART. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — The workshop for children ages 8-12 explores well-known images, posters and artwork from WWII. Pre-registration is required. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 or email lauren.handley@ nationalww2museum.org for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

KINDER-GARDEN: CREEPY CRAWLIES IN THE GARDEN. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — Children and accompanying adults explore the world of insects through age-appropriate activities. Tickets $12 general admission, $10 members. Call 293-1022 or email lvaughn@ longuevue.com for details. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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fRiDay 19 COLE BROS. CIRCUS OF THE STARS. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, 734-5155; www.zephyrsbaseball.com — There are animals, aerialists, clowns and more under the big top. Visit www. gotothecircus.com for details. Tickets $21 general admission, $16 children. 4:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. NEW ORLEANS CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www.nutrias.org — Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges and Cheryl Landrieu host a Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras concert of classical music inspired by children’s literature (Friday) and a festival with readings from local authors, food, live music and activities (Saturday). Visit www.nolabookfest.org for details. Concert 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SUNDAY YOUTH MUSIC WORKSHOP. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477; www.tipitinas.com — Children of all ages can play with and learn from musicians at the free workshop. This week’s workshop features Chris Severin, Cliff Hines and Johnny Vidacovich. 1 p.m.

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ANBA DLO FESTIVAL & PARADE. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; www.neworleanshealingcenter.org — The annual festival includes panels, lectures and information on water conservation, a Halloween costume parade, live music, burlesque, food and more. Admission $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $45 VIP tickets. Noon to 2 a.m. Saturday. GHOSTS IN THE OAKS. Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 259-1509; www.neworleanscitypark.com — The Friends of City Park host the event with trick-or-treating in Storyland, arts and crafts, face-painting, music and more. Visit www. friendsofcitypark.com for details. Admission $20 early admission (6 p.m.), $15 general admission, $12 FOCP members. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. HALLOWEEN COSTUME BOO-TIQUE. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — Local costumers and

HOUSE OF SHOCK. House of Shock, 319 Butterworth St., Jefferson; www.houseofshock. com — Besides a haunted house, Phil Anselmo’s popular attraction also features an outdoor moss maze, live music from local and national acts, a bar, food and a multimedia stage with live actors, stunts and pyrotechnics. Visit www. houseofshock.com for details. Haunted house admission is $25, VIP tickets $40 online, $50 at the gate. 8 p.m. FridaysSaturday through Oct. 27, Oct. 28, Oct. 30-31. JEAN LAFITTE’S HAUNTED SWAMP. Jean Lafitte Swamp and Airboat Tours, 6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Pkwy., 6894186; www.jeanlafitteswamptour.com — The tour through the swamps of Crown Point transforms into a haunted experience. The site will also have a DJ and drinks for the haunted tours, and costumes are welcome. Tickets $25 general admission, $12 children ages 6-12. Tours run continuously from 7:15 p.m. to midnight. Friday-Saturday through Oct. 27, and Oct. 28. THE MORTUARY. Haunted Mortuary, 4800 Canal St., (877) 669-3327; www. hauntedmortuary.com — The haunted house located in the former P.J. McMahon funeral home this year has a “Cirque du Fear” theme. Visit www. themortuary.net for details. Admission starts at $25. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ThursdaySunday through Oct. 28 and Oct. 29-31. TRUNK OR TREAT. The Upperroom Bible Church, 8600 Lake Forest Blvd., 245-9060; www.theubc.org — The Simply Divine Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Club hosts a safe trick-or-treating experience with arts and crafts, desserts for sale and more. Call 931-2514 or email shawntecobb@yahoo. com for details. Free admission. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

EVENTS TUESDay 16 ALVAR ARTS. Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., 596-2667 — Musicians

DINNER WITH NEW ORLEANS PRIDE. Sun Ray Grill, 1051 Annunciation St., 566-0021; www.sunraygrill. com — A portion of proceeds from dinner service benefits New Orleans Pride 2013. There also are drink specials. Reservations are recommended. Email nolapridemarketing@gmail.com or visit www.prideneworleans.org for details. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

org — The semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of World War II-related topics. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. Noon. SANDY JOHNSTON BENEFIT. Blue Nile, 532 Frenchmen St., 948-2583; www. bluenilelive.com — The bar hosts a benefit for Johnston, who has leukemia, with a raffle and live music by Domenic, Mike Darby’s House of Cards, Tommy Knockers and others. Admission $15. 6 p.m.

FALL INTO FASHION. Encore Shop, 7814 Maple St., 8619028 — The annual fundraiser for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra features daily shopping events at the store. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

TREME 200 BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. The celebration features events at various locations in Treme, including a lecture series, evening concerts, a club crawl, a second line, a gospel jazz Mass and community tributes to Rebirth Brass Band and “Uncle” Lionel Batiste. Visit www. treme2012.com for details. Wednesday-Sunday.

IRA SORKIN. Newcomb College Campus, Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium, 327-0009; www.newcomb. tulane.edu — The attorney best known for representing Bernie Madoff presents a lecture. Free admission. 6:30 p.m.

WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAY. Dijon, 1379 Annunciation St, 522-4712; www. dijonnola.com — The women’s networking and social event features wine specials. Visit www. womenwinewednesday.com for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

LEORA BATNITZKY. Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 862-3214 — The professor and chairman of the department of religion at Princeton University discusses “Private Faith, Public Religion: Tensions in Modern Jewish Thought.” 7 p.m.

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NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME. Neighborhoods host block parties and gatherings to promote public safety and neighborhood solidarity. Call 658-5590 or visit www.nola. gov for details.

WEDNESDay 17 KEY TO THE CURE FUNDRAISER. Saks Fifth Avenue, 301 Canal St., 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com — The event benefits the research programs of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. KEY TO THE CURE KICKOFF GALA. Saks Fifth Avenue, 301 Canal St., 5242200; www.saksfifthavenue. com — The event kicks off the shopping weekend (ThursdaySunday) in which proceeds from store purchases benefit the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium. Admission $100. Visit keytothecure. eventbrite.com for details. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. LUNCHBOX LECTURE. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.

BICENTENNIAL OF THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS PLANNING MEETING. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, French Quarter Visitor Center, 419 Decatur St., 589-2636 — The National Park Service and the Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve host a series of community meetings to strategize about the upcoming event. Noon to 1 p.m. REDS, WHITES & THE BLUES. Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 482-4888 — Gambit presents the Big Easy Awards Foundation fundraiser featuring food from local restaurants, more than 200 wines and live music by Mas Mamones. Call 483-3129 for details. Admission $60 in advance, $70 at the door. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

fRiDay 19 LOUISIANA CREOLE ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., 671-5012; www.dcc.edu — The theme of the Louisiana Creole Research Association’s annual conference is “Creole Women Then & Now: Extraordinary Lives, Lasting Legacies,” and it includes presentations, art and other exhibits, genealogy and more. Call 241-1439 or visit www. lacreole.org. Friday-Sunday.

MID-CITY PORCH CRAWL. Mick’s Irish Pub, 4801 Bienville St.., (504) 482-9113 — The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization’s fundraiser is a tour of six unique porches in the neighborhood, with stops along the way for food and drinks at area bars and restaurants. Costumes are encouraged. The tour starts and ends at Mick’s. Visit www. mcno.org/home/porchcrawl for details. Tickets $35-$55. 6:30 p.m. OKTOBERFEST. Rivertown, 415 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 468-7231; www.kenner.la.us — Deutsches Haus hosts the annual festival with traditional German food, music and beer; a 5K run/walk, a Corvette show, dachshund races and more. Visit www.oktoberfestnola.com for details. Admission $6. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 27. PASTA & PUCCINI. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., 561-1234; www. neworleans.hyatt.com — The Jefferson Performing Arts Society hosts its annual gala with dinner, drinks, dancing, a concert by the JPAS Symphony Orchestra featuring a slate of vocalists, auctions and more. Admission $165. Call 885-2000 ext. 212 or email valerie@jpas.org for details. 6:30 p.m. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org — The museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.

SaTURDay 20 ALTERNATIVES LIVING COSTUME BALL BENEFIT CRUISE. Creole Queen Paddlewheeler , Spanish Plaza, 529-4567; www.creolequeen.com — Kermit Ruffins headlines the fundraiser for the nonprofit that also features a silent auction, raffle, costume contest and more. Email mmurphy@alternativesliving. org or visit www.alternativesliving.org for details. Admission $75. 7 p.m. BROADMOOR FEST. New Orleans Public Library, Rosa Keller Branch, 4300 S. Broad St., 5962675; nutrias.org — Charmaine Neville, Sharon Martin, Leslie Smith and others perform at the festival with food, art and children’s activities. Visit www. broadmoorimprovement.com for details. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER: WISE MEN GIVE.

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COLE BROS. CIRCUS OF THE STARS. Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, (985) 781-3650 — There are animals, aerialists, clowns and more under the big top. Visit www.gotothecircus.com for details. Tickets $21 general admission, $16 children. 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday.

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HALLOWEEN PSYCHIC FUN FAIR. House of Broel, 2220 St. Charles Ave. — The event features free lectures on astrology, readings by local and national psychics, including National Enquirer horoscope columnist Maria Shaw Lawson. Admission $10, $10 per reading. Visit www.mariashaw. com for details. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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EVENT LISTINGS PREVIEW Kim’s Grand Ballroom, 3715 Westbank Expwy., Harvey — The party benefits In the Spirit of Giving, a December event that includes a toy and book distribution, and it features food from local restaurants, live music, a stage play and more. Call 491-1117 for details. Admission $60. 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS ART & MEDIA EXPO. The Cypress, 3612 Hessmer Ave., Metairie; thecypressvenue.com/ — Photographs, comics, music, film, jewelry and other items are for sale at the expo, and there’s food, drinks and live music. Free admission. Noon to 5 p.m. FIGHT FOR AIR WALK. Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St. — The American Lung Association’s 5K walk raises money and awareness for asthma, lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases. Call 828-5864 or visit www.lung.org for details. 8 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. walk.

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FOOD AND FITNESS FAIR. Sankofa Farmers Market, ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave., 875-4268; www.sankofafarmersmarket.org — In celebration of National Food Day, the fair includes healthy eating workshops, fitness activities, live music, free health screenings, vendors and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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GROCERY STORE FOR A DAY. All Souls Church, 5500 St. Claude Ave. — The church hosts a “pop-up” grocery store to promote better food access in the neighborhood. The event also includes workshops, live music, health screenings, cooking demonstrations and more. Call 324-9955 or email foodsecurity@sustainthenine.org for details. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. HOWLING SUCCESS PATRON PARTY & GALA. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., 561-1234; www. neworleans.hyatt.com — The LA/SPCA hosts its annual

fundraiser with live music, food from local restaurants, a silent auction and more. Visit www. la-spca.org/howlingsuccess for details. Gala admission $150, patron admission starts at $250.

FOR THE CURE. City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 482-4888; www. neworleanscitypark.com — Proceeds from the 5K run/ walk benefit the organization’s screenings, treatment and educational grants in the New Orleans area. The event also features a new kids fun run for children ages 12 and younger. Call 455-7210 or visit www.komenneworleans.org for details. Admission $12-$35. 8 a.m.

INTERNATIONAL 24-HOUR COMICS DAY. Joan Mitchell Center, 2275 Bayou Road — Nine local cartoonists challenge themselves to write, draw and letter an entire comic book in 24 hours. Noon Saturday to noon Sunday.

WOMEN’S CENTER FOR HEALING & TRANSFORMATION FUNDRAISER. Grace Disciples of Christ Church, 975 Hwy. 190 E. Service Road, (985) 867-5234; www. gracedisciples.org — The newly formed nonprofit hosts a garage sale. Email info@womenscenterforhealing.org or visit www. womenscenterforhealing.org for details. 8 a.m. to noon.

JUVENILE JUSTICE PROJECT OF LOUISIANA ANNIVERSARY GALA. Basin Street Station, 501 Basin St., 2932600; www.basinststation.com — The advocacy group hosts its annual awards ceremony and gala. Email cdooge@jjpl.org for details. Admission $100. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. MADISONVILLE ART MARKET. Madisonville Art Market, Tchefuncte Riverfront at Water Street, Madisonville, (985) 871-4918; www.artformadisonville.org — The monthly market features works by local artists including paintings, mixed media, photography, jewelry, wood carving, sculpture, stained glass and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MEET THE VETERAN: WOMEN VETERANS OF LOUISIANA. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — Members of the organization that provides honor guards specifically for female veterans showcase pictures and uniforms from World War II. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. NEW ORLEANS SECULAR HUMANIST MEETING. Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium, 6500 Magazine St. — Walter E. Block, economics professor at Loyola University, discusses “Should Secular Humanists Have Supported Ron Paul?” Call 282-5459 for details. 4 p.m.

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Reds, Whites and the Blues features wine tastings, food from local restaurants and Latin music by Mas Mamones. The annual event benefits Gambit’s Foundation for Entertainment and Education Development, which runs the Big Easy Awards and Tribute to the Classical Arts and provides annual grants to local arts and education groups. Wine distributors will pour more than 200 wines, and there will be some spirits tastings. Participating restaurants include Restaurant R’evolution, Gabrielle at the Uptowner, Ralph’s on the Park, Apolline, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Ristorante da Piero, Jezz’s Kitchen at Dorignac’s, Manning’s, Meals from the Heart, Dijon, Red Gravy and Banana Blossom. Mas Mamones plays Latin jazz focusing on Caribbean rhythms. Recipients of 2012 Big Easy Foundation grants include Crescent City Lights Youth Theatre/Stage to Stage, Silence is Violence Music Clinic programs, Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Goat in the Road Productions, Mudlark Puppeteers, New Noise and other groups. VIP tickets include early admission, seating in the VIP lounge and a VIP bar. Tickets $60 in advance, $70 at the door, $100 VIP admission. — WILL COVIELLO

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Ellis Marsalis performs at the patron party (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.). Email lora@sweetolivedesign. com or visit www.gnoyosoiree. eventbrite.com for details. Admission $100 gala, $250 patron party. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Call for Volunteers BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big 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. 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.

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CASA NEW ORLEANS. The organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. The time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at 522-1962 ext. 213 or

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HOSPICE 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 832-8111 for details.

TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middleand upper-school New Orleans students. Call 831-8475 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 888-5880 for details. OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit www.thegyac.org and www.operationreach.org. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., 8214121; www.nocoa.org — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other

WorDs CYNTHIA LEJEUNE NOBLES. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The author discusses and signs The Delta Queen Cookbook: The History and Recipes of the Legendary Steamboat. 6 p.m. DEBORAH LYNNE. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville, (985) 626-8884 — The author signs All in God’s Time. 2 p.m. Saturday. “DISPLACED: LIFE IN THE KATRINA DIASPORA”. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — Contributors to the book discuss displacement, return and recovery following Hurricane Katrina. 5 p.m. Saturday. JILLY LAGASSE & JESSIE LAGASSE SWANSON. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink,

2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The authors discuss and sign The Gluten-Free Table: The Lagasse Girls Share Their Favorite Meals. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The authors also appear at Maple Street Book Shop (New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 304-7115; www.maplestreetbookshop. com) 1 p.m. Sunday. JOSEPHINE SACABO & DALT WONK. Crescent City Books, 230 Chartres St., 524-4997 — The photographer and poet/ Gambit theater critic sign and discuss Nocturnes. 2 p.m. Saturday. “MEANWHILE, BACK AT CAFE DU MONDE ...” BOOK LAUNCH. Irish House, 1432 Saint Charles Ave., 595-6755; www.theirishhouseneworleans. com — The restaurant hosts a party with appetizers, a cash bar and a book signing. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. MICHAEL ALLEN ZELL. Maple Street Book Shop, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 304-7115; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — The author discusses and signs Errata. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Zell also appears at Maple Street Book Shop at Bayou St. John (3122 Ponce

de Leon St.; www.maplestreetbookshop.com) 6 p.m. Friday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; www.themckennamuseum.com — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturdays. REBECCA & ED EMBERLEY. ArtEgg Studios, 1001 S. Broad St., 822-4002; www.artegg. com — The authors launch their new children’s book The Ant and the Grasshopper. 7 p.m. Saturday. ROOM 220. Room 220, 735 St. Ferdinand St. — Adam Parfrey reads from Ritual America and Joseph Scott Morgan reads from Blood Beneath My Feet. 7 p.m. Monday. R.T. TULLEY. St. Tammany Parish Library, Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 893-6280; www.stpl.us — The author signs and discusses Louisiana Golfer’s Paradise: The Audubon Golf Trail. 6 p.m. Tuesday. SOCRATES CAFE. St. Tammany Parish Library, Folsom Branch, 82393 Railroad Ave.,

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LEGAL NOTICES 22nd JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ST. TAMMANY STATE OF LOUISIANA NUMBER: 2012-30034 DIVISION H

SUCCESSION OF VICTORIA OLGA MILLO TORRES NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Testamentary Executor of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell all of decendent’s interest in certain immovable property belonging to the decedent at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for the gross total consideration of ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($130,000.00) DOLLARS, with the succession to pay its pro rata share of all encumbrances. The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is briefly described as follows:

The improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 6212 Ruth Street. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must tile his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. BY ORDER OF THE COURT MALISE PRIETO, CLERK F. PIERRE LIVAUDAIS Attorney at Law 215 St. Ann Drive - Suite 2 Mandeville, Louisiana 70471-3394 (985) 626-1144 Publish: Gambit 10/16 & 11/6/12 ANYONE Knowing the Whereabouts of Derek A. Lopez , please contact Norlisha Parker Burke, Atty, 504-444-1943 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of GEORGE ANN KELLY, please contact Justin Reese Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Kirwin M. Lange, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, La 70119, 504-943-7071

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SUCCESSION OF ANTHONY FRANCIS PANE and MARY ELIZABETH PANE

SUCCESSION OF GEORGE EDWARD BIVINS

IN THE MATTER OF THE SUCCESSION OF LEONARD EARL PRELUTSKY

NO. 636-381 DIVISION H

NOTICE OF PRIVATE SALE OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTY Notice is Given that the administrator and executor of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell immovable property belonging to the deceased, respectively, at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for Three Hundred Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars ($385,000.00) cash, with the succession to pay all encumbrances, pro rata taxes, and pay for all proper certificates, and revenue stamps. The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is described as follows: THREE CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in that part thereof known as Shrewsbury Subdivision, in Square 29, bounded by 15th Street, Hullen Street, 16th Street and Severn Avenue, which said lots of ground are designated by the Numbers 18, 19 and 20, adjoin each other, and measure each thirty and no hundredths (30.00’) feet front on 15th Street, the same in width in the rear, by a depth of one hundred twenty and no hundredths (120.00’) feet between equal and parallel lines; Lot 20 forms the corner of 15th and Hullen Streets; all according to sketch of survey by J. L. Fontcuberta, Surveyor, dated March 10, 1969, a copy of which is annexed to another Act passed before me, Notary, dated this day, for reference. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. By Order of the Court Lisa Cheramie Deputy Clerk HON. JON A. GEGENHEIMER CLERK OF COURT, PARISH OF JEFFERSON GRETNA, LOUISIANA 70053 MR. PHILIP A. COSTA, ATTY. 829 BARONNE STREET NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 70113 PHONE: 504-581-9322 PUBLISH: GAMBIT 9/25 & 10/16/12

NO. 651-194 - DIVISION A

NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Administratrix of this succession has filed an application to this court for authority to sell succession property at private sale, for the succession’s one-half interest in the following described immovable property: A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvemens thereon and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in that subdivision known as SHAMROCK PARK - Unit 2, according to a survey made by Adloe Orr, Jr. and Associates, Consulting Engineers, dated August 20, 1954, recertified February 10, 1955, said lot being situated in SQUARE NO. 2, bounded by NEW YORK AVENUE, the North property line of Shamrock Park- Unit 2 Subdivision, SIBLEY and TOLEDANO STREETS, designated as LOT NO. 3, which said Lot No. 3 commences 100 feet from the corner of Sibley and Toledano Streets, measures 50 feet front on Sibley Street, same width in the rear, by a depth between equal and parallel lines of one hundred (100’) feet; the said Lot No. 3 in Square No. 2 of Shamrock Park-Unit 2 is composed of a portion of original Plot No. 82 of Ownyourown Subdivision. All in accordance with the survey made by Adloe Orr, Jr. and Associates, Consulting Engineers, dated September 4, 1956. The improvements thereon are designated by the Municipal No. 1108 Sibley Street. under the following terms and conditions: $27,500 cash for vendor’s interest, less any applicable seller closing costs. Notice is hereby given to all interested parties that any opposition to the proposed sale must be filed within seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of the notice of the proposed sale, all in accordance with applicable law. MICHAEL A. DUPLANTIER Counsel for the Succession 820 Baronne Street New Orleans, LA 70113-1103 Tel. 504 524-1071 Publish: Gambit, 9/25 & 10/16/12

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SNOHOMISH JUVENILE COURT SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION DEPENDENCY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AND TO: 1. Nicolaus Bournes, alleged father of Ta’marion Reese Rene Whitaker, d.o.b. 04/03/11, Dependency Petition 12-7-00713-2 filed 08/10/12. 2. Unknown biological father of Ta’marion Reese Rene Whitaker, d.o.b. 04/03/11, Dependency Petition 12-7-00713-2 filed 08/10/12. A Preliminary Hearing on December 4, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. and a Fact Finding hearing on December 20, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. will be held on this matter at Snohomish County Juvenile Justice Center, 2801 10th Street, Everett, Washington 98201. These hearings will determine if your child is dependent as defined in RCW 13.34.050(5). This begins a judicial process which could result in permanent loss of your parental rights. THE ABOVE NAMED INDIVIDUALS ARE SUMMONED TO APPEAR at both of said hearings regarding your child. If you do not appear at the first (preliminary) hearing, the court may cancel the second hearing and take evidence and enter an order without further notice to you. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Dependency Petition, and/or to view information about your rights in this proceeding, go to www.atg.wa.gov/DPY.aspx. SONYA KRASKI, Clerk of the Superior Court; L. PARDEE, Deputy Clerk

DOCKET NO. 2011-2206 DIVISION G SECTION 11

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE

December 4, 1970 passed before Edmond G. Miranne, Notary Public, recorded in COB 701, folio 154, Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana. Being further acquired by Decedent by Judgment of Possession in the Succession of Pauline Tabachnik Prelutsky, Civil District Court i for the Parish of Orleans, #2007-5317, which was signed on November 14, 2007. Said judgment placed Decedent in possession of his late wife’s 50% undivided interest in the community formerly existing between them.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Provisional Executor of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell at private sale in accordance with the provisions of La. C.C.P. art. 3281, the Estate’s immovable property described below; the entirety of the said property is to be sold for the total sum of THREE HUNDRED EIGHT THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 ($308,500.00) DOLLARS, cash, payable to the order of the Estate of Leonard Earl Prelutsky. Said property is to be sold

Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears.

(i) “as is” with waiver of redhibition;

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(ii) The purchase price will be paid in cash at the closing, conditioned upon the delivery of merchantable title but the purchasers will withhold from the purchase price a sum sufficient to discharge all encumbrances on the property; (iii) the succession, as owner of the entire interest in and to the property described above will pay a pro rata share of taxes for the current year if due, a real estate commission of six percent (6%) of the sales price, and the usual seller’s closing fees; (iv) all other expenses relative to the Act of Sale, the cost of survey, if any, title examination and expenses, etc., are to be paid for by the purchaser. All of the Estate’s interest to be sold at private sale is described as follows: A CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, prescriptions, servitudes, advantages, and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the SEVENTH DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, in SQUARE 62 (Square 2- 35 of Carrollton), bounded by Cherokee (formerly Clinton), Pearl and Hillary Street and St. Charles Avenue, designated as LOT “C” according to a survey made by Guy J. Seghers, Surveyor, dated March 31, 1948, a blueprint of which is annexed to an Act passed before Albert F. Fletrich Notary Public, dated April 28, 1948, and according to said survey made by Guy J. Seghers, Surveyor, Lot “C” commences at a distance of 75 feet, 2 inches, and 6 lines from the corner of Cherokee and Pearl Street, and measures thence 36 feet, 11 inches, and 6 lines from the comer of Cherokee and Pearl Street, and measures thence 36 feet, 11 inches, and 4 lines from the corner of Cherokee and Pearl Street, the same in width in the rear, by a depth between equal and parallel lines of 96 feet 9 inches, which said portion of ground is composed of portions of original lots 3 and 4, according to the plan by John Braum, dated March 16, 1894, and which said portion of ground is further composed of rear portions of original lots 12, 13, and 14 and a part of original lots 15, according to a plan of William Forshay, annexed to an Act before William Joseph Castell, Notary Public, dated April 14, 1983, all in accordance with a survey by Guy J. Seghers, Sr., and Associates, C.E. & S., certified correct on November 13, 1970. Being the same property acquired by Pauline Tabachnik, wife of, and Leonard E. Prelutsky from Security Homestead Association by act dated

HONORABLE DALE N . ATKINS CLERK, CIVIL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF ORLEANS ATTORNEY: David A. Woolridge, Jr. 8440 Jefferson Highway Suite 301 Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Phone: 225-929-7033

24™ JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 715629 DIVISION F DOCKET V. SUCCESSION OF FRANCES T. TRAINA NOTICE Notice is given that the executor of this succession has petitioned this Court for the private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to wit: That portion of ground, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the First District of the City of New Orleans, state of Louisiana, in Square No. 660, bounded by South Lopez, Banks, South Rendon and Palmyra Streets, designated as Lot 4-A on a survey by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., dated May 10,1968, resubdivision approved by City Planning Commission May 22, 1968 and plan filed in COB 685, folio 295 on June 27, 1968, according to which Lot 4-A forms the corner of Palmyra and South Lopez Streets and measures 42 feet front on Palmyra Street, same width in the rear, by a depth and front on South Lopez Street of 114 feet 2 inches 4 lines, between equal and parallel lines and is compose of original Lots 3 and 4. Improvements thereon bear the No. 301 South Lopez Street, New Orleans. Louisiana. For the price and sum of $130,000.00 cash, on the terms and conditions set forth in the petition of record herein. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court Lisa M Cheramie DEPUTY CLERK Attorney: Francis T. Moore, Jr. 1201 Massachusetts Avenue Kenner, La 70062 504- 468-8561 Publication: Gambit 10/16 & 11/6/12

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24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 718-460 DIVISION K SUCCESSION OF JERI LEE WARNICK NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE WHEREAS, the Administrator of the Succession of Jeri Lee Warnick, Michael J. Klying, has made application of the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to wit: An undivided one-half (1/2) interest in and to the following: A CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, advantages, and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, situated in Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in Beverly Garden Extension Subdivision in Square “H” thereof, bounded by Beverly Garden Drive, Avenue “B”, Socrates Street and Bonnabel Drainage Canal, designated as Lot No. 3, all in accordance with the survey of E.G. Roessle, C.E. dated Aug. 31, 1954, approved by Police Jury of Jefferson Parish under Ordinance No. 2512, adopted Sept. 8, 1954, which said lot commences at a distance of 170 feet from the corner of Avenue “B” and Beverly Garden Drive, and measures thence 60 feet front on Beverly Garden Drive, the same width in the rear, by a depth of 108 feet between equal and parallel lines. All in accordance with the survey of Adloe Orr, Jr. & Assoc., C.E. dated Aug. 7th, 1957, which said lot commences at a distance of 177.60 feet from the corner of Beverly gardens Drive and Avenue “B” and measures thence 61.29 feet front on Beverly Garden Drive, by a depth along the side line nearer to Avenue “B” of 95.46 feet by a depth along the opposite side line of 107.23 feet, by a width in the rear of 60 feet. Improvements bear No. 345 Beverly Garden Drive. Being the same property acquired by Jeri Lee Warnick by Amended Judgment of Possession in the Succession of Eleanore Krause Fiester, Proceedings Number 513-181, 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, dated May 3, 2001, recorded COB 3051, folio 390, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO WIT: The consideration of $46,500.00 will be paid in cash when the act of sale is passed. Succession will pay a pro rata share of taxes for the current year, all property certificates, normal costs and notarization fees of said sale. Notice is hereby given to all parties who it may concern including heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate be ordered to make opposition which they have or may have to to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the Order of Judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such Order or Judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7 ) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with the law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk Attorney: Gail A. Snakenberg Address: 3009 Lime St, Suite A Metairie, LA 70006 Telephone: (504) 885-1195 Publication: Gambt, 9/25 & 10/16/12

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THAT CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages hereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, according to a plan of H. E. Landry, Sr., C.E., dated January 19, 1956, approved by the Police Jury for the Parish of Jefferson, under Ordinance No. 3053, recorded in COB 395, folio 663, situated in SQUARE 219, of AIRLINE PARK SUBDIVISION, bounded by Ruth and Nora Streets, Lair and Riviere Avenues, designated as LOT G of said Square and measures 60 feet front on Ruth Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of 100 feet between equal and parallel lines.

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SUCCESSION OF SHIRLEY ANITA CONRAD BIVINS NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Administratrix of this succession has filed an application to this court for authority to sell succession property at private sale, for the succession’s one-half interest in the following described immovable property:

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A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in that subdivision known as SHAMROCK PARK - Unit 2, according to a survey made by Adloe Orr, Jr. and Associates, Consulting Engineers, dated August 20, 1954, recertified February 10, 1955, said lot being situated in SQUARE NO. 2, bounded by NEW YORK AVENUE, the North property line of Shamrock Park-Unit 2 Subdivision, SIBLEY and TOLEDANO STREETS, designated as LOT NO. 3, which said Lot No. 3 commences 100 feet from the corner of Sibley and Toledano Streets, measures 50 feet front on Sibley Street, same width in the rear, by a depth between equal and parallel lines of one hundred (100’) feet; the said Lot No. 3 in Square No. 2 of Shamrock Park-Unit 2 is composed of a portion of original Plot No. 82 of Ownyourown Subdivision. All in accordance with the survey made by Adloe Orr, Jr. and Associates, Consulting Engineers, dated September 4, 1956.The improvements thereon are designated by the Municipal No. 1108 Sibley Street.

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under the following terms and conditions: $27,500 cash for vendor’s interest, less any applicable seller closing costs. Notice is hereby given to all interested parties that any opposition to the proposed sale must be filed within seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of the notice of the proposed sale, all in accordance with applicable law. MICHAEL A. DUPLANTIER Counsel for the Succession 820 Baronne Street New Orleans, LA 70113-1103 Tel. 504 524-1071 Publish: Gambit 9/25 & 10/16/12

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NUMBER: 707698 DIVISION A (STEIB)

SUCCESSION OF JANICE E. CRAWFORD RAINES WIFE OF/AND WILLIS C. RAINES NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Notice is Given that Linda Giarrantano, Administratrix of the Succession of Janice E. Crawford Raines and the Executrix of the Succession of Willis C. Raines, has petitioned this Court for the authority to sell immovable property of belonging to the deceased at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for onehundred nineteen thousand dollars ($119,000.00) cash, on the terms and conditions set forth in the Louisiana Residential Agreement to Buy or Sell of August 8, 2012, in which Seller will

contribute a maximum of $6,500.00 towards buyers closing costs, including but not limited to prepaids, title costs, etc. and the Amendment to Agreement to Purchase of August 22, 2012, in which the Seller will pay $3,515.00 for tunneling and plumbing repairs. Each of these documents are filed in the record of these proceedings. The property proposed to be sold at private sale is described as follows: One lot of land and all improvements thereon in Holmes Park Subdivision No. 2, Square No. 85, bounded by 43rd Street, Ridelake Drive, 42nd Street, and Causeway Boulevard, designated as Lot “P” on a survey made by Harris & Varisco Surveyors, dated February 22, 1974. The improvements thereon bear municipal number 3109 43rd Street, Metairie, Louisiana. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. By Order of the Court. Monica Bazile Deputy Clerk of Court 9-19-12 ATTORNEY: JOHN A. VENEZIA ADDRESS: 757 ST CHARLES AVE STE. 303 NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130 TELEPHONE - 504-486-3910 PUBLISH: GAMBIT 9/25 & 10/16/12

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NO. 2011-11308 DIVISION L SUCCESSIONS OF RAMONA HENDERSON wife of/and THOMAS JOSEPH CORMIER NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO COMPROMISE LAWSUIT NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the creditors of the above successions and to all other persons herein interested to show cause within seven (7) days from the publication hereof why the Petition For Authority to Compromise Lawsuit presented by the administrator, Cynthia Sartin, of these estates should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance therewith. DALE N. ATKINS Clerk of Court ATTORNEY: ERNEST A. BURGUIERES III 631 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 504 523-3456 Publication: Gambit 10/16/12

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SUCCESSION OF DOLORES R. HIRTH AND THOMAS W. HIRTH, SR. NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY given that Thomas W. Hirth, Jr., the duly appointed, acting and qualified executor of the Succession of Dolores R. Hirth and Thomas W. Hirth, Sr., has, pursuant to the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, Article 3281, petitioned this Honorable Court to sell, at private sale, for the price of NINETYTHREE THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($93.000.00) DOLLARS, payable in cash, the following described property belonging to the succession, to-wit: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON, State of Louisiana, in that part thereof known as JEFFERSON HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, in SQUARE NO. 12, bounded by RIVERSIDE DRIVE, BRADLEY DRIVE and DODGE and NEWMAN AVENUES, designated as LOT G on survey by W.L. Case, S., Dec. 29, 1947 and according to which survey said Lot G forms the corner of Newman Avenue and Riverside Drive and measures 50 feet 6 inches 0 lines front on NEWMAN AVENUE, with a width in the rear of 68 feet 2 inches 0 lines by a depth and front on Riverside Drive of 101 feet 3 inches 3 lines and a depth on the dividing line between lots F and G of 100 feet 0 inches 2 lines.

24™ JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR JEFFERSON PARISH STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 705-739 DIVISION D SUCCESSION OF EVA A. MORALES NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO PAY ESTATE DEBTS NOTICE IS GIVEN to the creditors of this Succession and to all other interested persons, that a Fifth Tableau of Distribution has been filed by KEVIN M. NEYREY, the Dative Testamentary Executor of this Succession, with his Petition praying for homologation of the Tableau and for authority to pay the debts of the Estate listed thereon; and that the Fifth Tableau of Distribution can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any Opposition to the Petition and Fifth Tableau of Distribution must be filed prior to homologation. Jon A. Gegenheimer Clerk of Court Jefferson Parish ATTORNEY: S. FRAZER RANKIN ADDRESS: 601 Poydras St, Suite 2775 New Orleans, LA 70130 TELEPHONE: (504) 568-1990 PUBLICATION: GAMBIT 10/16/12

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA

DOCKET NO. 2012-3532 DIVISION N SECTION NO. 8 SUCCESSION OF EVA ORDON wife of/and JULIUS N. BOWERS

Being the same property acquired by the Association from John W. Adams by act before undersigned Notary, this day, registered in COB 507, Folio 611.

NOTICE FOR PRIVATE SALE OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

According to survey by J. J. Krebs & Sons, S., May 6, 1960, copy of which is annexed hereto, Lot G is described exactly as set forth hereinabove and the improvements bear NO. 100 NEWMAN AVENUE.

WHEREAS the Court appointed administratrix has made application to the Court for the sale of property of the decedents, Eva Ordon, wife of/ and Julius N. Bowers, as follows:

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the law made and provided in such cases, notice is hereby given, that Thomas W. Hirth, Jr., executor, proposes to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs, legatees and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such course, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from the day whereon the last publication of this notice appears. BY ORDER OF THE 24th Judicial District Court on this 5th day of October, 2012. Patricia Ann Moore DEPUTY, CLERK OF COURT DANIEL R. MARTINY 131 AIRLINE DRIVE-STE 201 METAIRIE, LA 70001 (504) 834-7676 Publication: Gambit 10/16 & 11/6/12

THAT CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the State of Louisiana, Parish of Orleans, in the THIRD DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, in SQUARE NO. 1937, bounded by Treasure Street, Bruxeiles Street, Abundance Street (side) and Paris Avenue (side). Said portion of ground is designated as LOT “X”, commences at a distance of 120 feet from the corner of Treasure Street and Bruxeiles Street, measures thence 40 feet front on Treasure Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of 160.2.6 feet between equal and parallel lines. All as more fully shown on survey of Gilbert, Kelly & Couturie, Inc., S&E, dated March 29, 1990, a copy of which is annexed to act before James Mounger, Notary Public, dated March 30th, 1990.

Improvements thereon bear the No. 1622-24 Treasure Street, New Orleans, LA, 70119. Upon the terms and conditions set forth in the petition and in the agreement to sell filed in the record of this matter. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file their opposition within ten (10) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. By order of the Court DALE N. ATKINS CLERK OF COURT ROBERT J. BERGERON, Attorney 7820 Maple Street New Orleans, LA 70118 Phone: (504) 866-5151 PUBLISH: Gambit 10/16/12

24™ JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 707-899 DIVISION M SUCCESSION OF MILLIE HERRON CARUSO NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE is given to all parties whom it may concern, including the creditors of the decedent herein and of her estate, that the Executor of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell at private sale the certain immovable property belonging to the decedent in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for $ 29,000.00 for the whole of said property, the succession to pay its pro-rata share of taxes, proper certificates, and vendors’ fee. The immovable property to be sold at private sale is described as follows: Lots No. 31 and 32 in Square No. 19, Morningside Park Subdivision, City of Kenner, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana. Municipal No. 1233 Taylor Street, Kenner, Louisiana. Acquired September 12, 1969, registered in COB 704, folio 501, Entry No. 469419; and June 16, 1978, registered in COB 930. folio 51, Entry No. 827351. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of this notice. Gretna, Louisiana, thiis 11th day of October 2012. WALLACE H. PALETOU Bar Roll No. 10278 Attorney for the Succession 3601 North I-10 Service Road West Metairie, Louisiana 70002 (504) 456-2626 Publish: Gambit, 10/16 & 11/6/12

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High demand area. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, large family room with entertainment area, big kitchen overlooking patio & yard. Oversized corner lot. Walking distance to lake. Susan Saia, 504-957-7504. RE/MAX N.O. Properties, 504-8667733. Ea office independently owned & operated. www.susansaia.com

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PENTHOUSES 3 BR 2 BA, 2625 sf #1301 - $599,900; #1401 $669,900 UNIT 304 - 3 BR, 2 BA 1600 sf All units have outside storage areas FIDELIS REALTY JANINE DONELON, 228-313-1352 NICOLE NEZAT, 228-365-0550

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Exquisite French Style Estate on 62 Acres. Approx 8791 sq ft living. 5 BR, 4 full & 2 half BA, outdoor entertain area, gardens, stocked pond. $4,600,000. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty 504.944.3605. Dorian Bennett, 504.236.7688. Ea Office Independently Owned & Operated.

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FOR SALE AS IS

Needs renov’t. 3300sq ft., 2900 Liv. 3br/3bt, gameroom, Lg. attic storage. 645 Metairie Lawn Dr. $289K (504) 939-7473 or (504) 812-5448

FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY 1201 CANAL ST.

(Krause Bldg) 2 Bdrm/2Bath Condo. French Quarter view. Parking available. $320,000 Call (504) 450-7215

LAKEVIEW DOUBLE

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UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT

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2225-27 Cambronne $ 339,000

Was gutted to the studs in 2004/05 and underwent a high quality renovation. 3 independent bedrooms, 2 full baths, master with whirlpool plus nice walk-in closet, off street parking in a great close to town location.

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4117 sq ft - 3300 sq ft commercial plus 817 sq ft 1 BR apt/office. $5,700/month. Glass storefront, open space, high ceilings. 504-377-3052

LAKEVIEW OFFICE OR RETAIL

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JEFFERSON PARISH 2537 RIVER RD OR 315 S. ROCHEBLAVE

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2 UNITS - HIDDEN GEMS

1 bdrm, $685, Renov’t - all new! - near Heart of Metairie. Wtr pd., Rsvd pkg,1 car. No smoking/pets. 504-780-1706 orrislaneapts.com

OLD METAIRIE SPARKLING POOL Bike Path & Sunset Deck

Renovated, 1 & 2 BR apts with new carpet, new tile, 12 x 24’ liv room. furn kit, laundry on premises, offst pkg. NO PETS. Avail now. $699 & $799. 504-236-5776

ALGIERS POINT

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RESIDENTIAL RENTALS 407 Baronne - 1 bd/ 1 ba .............. $2495 1301 N. Rampart - 1 bd/ 1 1/2 ba ...... $2000 317 Royal - 1 bd/ 1 ba ...... $1550 5224 Sandhurst - 3 bd/ 2 ba ...... $1300 2133 Chippewa - 2 bd/ 1 ba ...... $900 CALL FOR MORE LISTINGS!

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High end 1-4BR. Near ferry, clean, many x-tras, hrdwd flrs, cen a/h, no dogs, no sec 8, some O/S prkng $750-$1200/mo. 504-362-7487

CARROLLTON 3 BR SHOTGUN DOUBLE

Central a/h, wood floors, furn kit, w/d hookups, shed, near streetcar, fenced backyard, no smokers/pets. $850+dep. 504-858-5389, 491-4056

8723 PRITCHARD PLACE

2 BR, living room/den, kit, 1 BA. Move-in ready. Hardwood flrs, w/d hookups. No pets. $800. 504-8663490. If no answer, please leave msg.

LG CAMELBACK BY RIVER

1113 CAMBRONNE. Up 2 br, 1 ba, dwn furn kit + 3 lg rms, w/d, wd flrs, ceil fans. No smk. $1450. Jack (504) 891-1623

CITY PARK/BAYOU ST. JOHN 1101 N. WHITE

Large 1 bedroom w/front porch. $825 + deposit. Call (504) 343-8651.

3324 DESOTO

Living room, large bedroom, tile bath, furnished kitchen. Private fenced backyard. Washer & Dryer. No pets. $750/ month + deposit. 504-494-0970

914 CITY PARK AVE

1 br, LR/DR combo, large furn kitchen w/breakfast area, wd flrs, cvr’d pkg. No Pets. $700/mo. Water pd. 504450-0850

NEAR CITY PARK

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Living room, 1 BR, kitchen, tile bath. No pets. $500/mo. Call 504-494-0970.

FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY HEART OF FRENCH QTR

Large 1 Bedroom with Loft, 1 Bath, washer & dryer, central air & heat, $1475/mo. 985-630-6686

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT 1205 St Charles Ave

1 BR furnished, $1095. Wifi, secure, pool, gym, laundry room on site, gated parking, available October 1. 985-373-1025

1205 ST CHARLES/$1075

Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry. Avail Oct. 14th. 985-871-4324, 504-4420573.

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Perfect for prof’, Renov Vict hse, 2br/,1 full + 1/2 ba, LR, DR, kit, wd flrs, hi ceils, w/i balc., appls, ca&h, sec, pool privileges. $1500/mo. 813-8186 274-8075.

930 JACKSON AVE.

2BR, furn kitchen, $850/MO. Also Studio, Hrdwd Flrs. $550/mo util included. Both have cent a/h, washer/ dryer on site. No pets. 504-250-9010.

Furn Riverbend Efficiency

Eff/studio. Lg liv/sleep area Spac kit & ba, wlk-in closet. Grt n’bhd, nr st car, shops, rests, schools. 8016 Burthe St #D. $650 + dep. 1 yr min lse. 891-6675.

LOWER GARDEN DIST./ IRISH CHANNEL 2 BEDROOMS

LR, Kit & Bath. Hdwd flrs. Totally electric & stove is in apt. $450 Deposit & Rent $700 monthly. 504-416-5923

GENTILLY TERRACE

LOST/FOUND PETS LOST AUSTRALIAN SHEP PUPPY - NEAR CITY PARK AVENUE AND CARROLLTON IN MID-CITY — My darling Australian Shepherd puppy Bella ran away when I was walking her near City Park and Carrollton. I dropped the leash (heavy handle on retractable leash) when my other dog lunged after a cat, and Bella went running down the street with the leash slapping behind her. Please if you have seen her or heard about her, let me know. She is only 4 months old and got spayed Tuesday. She has a pink collar and is microchipped. Kathy Price (805) 423-1279

REWARD- LOST

(Mid City but could be anywhere by now),Ozzie, male, brown/black stripe (brindle), pit mix, sweet, call him & he will come, hold him & call me asap, Traci 504-975-5971. Found: Chihuahua Mix Male Mixed breed golden-brown Chihuahua found near Terraces II Apartments, 2600 Houma Blvd 70001, on Tuesday Sept 25. Male dog, potty trained, very friendly. About 2 years old, not “fixed”. Dog is being cared for in Harahan. Owner is encouraged to contact right away.

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Gorgeous 10 wk old Calico kitten .Med long hair super sweet purrbaby .Adoption fee is $65 includes Spay, Vaccines, testing, etc. Call 504 462-1968

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Stunning steel gray fur, white markings. Loves people. Will follow you just like a dog. Fully vetted. 504-454-8200, spaymartadopt@gmail.com

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Cat Lover Needed to adopt and love, T-man –sweet, shy,cat. best in an adult home. very healthy and like to be w/ another cat. 504-975-5971

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Thumper is an extraordinarily handsome boy, Fluffy, fluffy brown fur. About 2 yrs old & very sweet. 504454-8200; spaymartadopt@gmail.com

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YOUNG HOUND MIX,

A big sweet heart! Sadie -5 mth old female hound mx pup., 15-20lbs. Urgent that she finds a good home ASAP. She is loving & friendly, & would be a great edition to any family. Caring personality just warms your heart .Has her shots & has been micro-chipped. contact: tbkestler@cox.net 504-975-5971


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Beer-Tails at 6:30pm Seating begins at 7:00pm

The Abita Brewing Company invites you to experience the 2012 Abita Dinner Series. Each course of the meal is paired with an Abita Beer for the ultimate dining experience. Dine with Abita as our favorite chefs bring your favorite brews to the table.

Beer-Tails: Cracklins, toasted pecans & cheese straws Paired with Abita Select Kaiser Alt course

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Salad

Seared mullet with curly mustard greens, pickled pumpkin with sage pecan brown butter Paired with Abita Pecan® Harvest Ale

Appetizer

Braised pork cheeks and grits with robiola cheese and shaved apples Paired with Abita Andygator®

Entrée

Curried goat with Louisiana rice and seasonal accompaniments Paired with Abita Abbey Ale

Dessert

Turbodog® cheesecake with chocolate pretzel crust Paired with Turbodog®


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