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Volume 36


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Fork + Center ............................................................41 All the news that’s fit to eat — and drink

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3-Course Interview .............................................44 Nicole Bordley, baker



Drinks ........................................................................45 Beer Buzz; Wine of the Week

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Feature ....................................................................... 5 Preview: Faux Real: New Orleans Festival of Arts 7 in Seven ................................................................... 5 Simply Irma, King Khan & BBQ Show, The Addams Family and more

Scuttlebutt................................................................ 9 From their lips to your ears C’est What? ............................................................... 9 Gambit’s Web poll Bouquets & Brickbats .........................................10 This week’s heroes and zeroes Commentary............................................................14 Big Chief vs. Spy Boy Blake Pontchartrain............................................. 17 The N.O. It All




40 Under 40 ..............................................................19 Meet this year’s accomplished class of New Orleans achievers


News.............................................................................7 John Bel Edwards and David Vitter: Now the real contest begins Y@Speak + N.O. Comment .....................................7 Overheard in New Orleans’ social media world

Health + Wellness .................................................37 Effective pain management What’s in Store ......................................................39 Lucy Rose

Music .........................................................................53 PREVIEW: Grimes Film............................................................................. 57 REVIEW: (T)ERROR Art ...............................................................................60 REVIEW: A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum and Tamoo Gokita Stage..........................................................................64 REVIEW: Faustus Events .......................................................................67 PREVIEW: Mirliton Festival Puzzles .....................................................................78

CLASSIFIEDS Market Place ...........................................................73 Employment ........................................................... 74 Legal Notices..........................................................75 Real Estate ..............................................................76 Picture Perfect Properties................................79

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Wed.-Thu. Nov. 4-5 | The self-anointed World Champion — hat-wearing wiseass Frank Rossitano on NBC’s 30 Rock and author of How to Beat Up Anybody: An Instructional and Inspirational Karate Book — performs two local shows on the heels of his latest book, If the Raindrops United, a collection of silly and absurd black-and-white illustrations. At 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tulane University’s McAlister Auditorium and 8 p.m. Thursday at The New Movement.

Mayhem and Watain

Sexpelliarmus is a Harry Potter-themed immersive burlesque show.

Thu. Nov. 5 | The truest electric Mayhem — the blackest of metal bands and progenitors of the Norwegian black metal epidemic — kicks off a U.S. tour in New Orleans with Swedish black metal stalwarts Watain, which recently released a tribute album to both bands’ forebears, the legendary metal Vikings Bathory. Rotting Christ opens at 8 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.


Simply Irma

Faux/Real festival features theater, culinary and drinks events

Fri.-Sun. Nov. 6-22 | In the musical version of the popular 1960s TV sitcom, Wednesday Addams falls in love with a normal boy, which horrifies her parents, Gomez and Morticia, and the rest of the oddball family. At 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. at Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. Fri.-Sun. Nov. 6-15 | Irma Thomas stars in a biopic musical chronicling her life and career and including her hits “Ruler of My Heart,” “It’s Raining,” “(You Can Have My Husband) But Please Don’t Mess With My Man” and many others. At 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. at Anthony Bean Community Theater.

The King Khan & BBQ Show

Sat. Nov. 7 | After feigning a breakup and inventing a fictional new band, Montreal-cum-Berlin doo-woppers King Khan and BBQ twisted and shouted as always on last February’s Bad News Boys (In the Red). Milk Lines, Giorgio Murderer and Planchettes open at 10 p.m. at Siberia.

Parquet Courts

Mon. Nov. 9 | Parquet Courts can’t stand still: The Brooklyn punkers dropped one of last year’s top LPs, Sunbathing Animal; rejiggered themselves as Parkay Quarts for an almost-as-good inside-project (Content Nausea); teamed up with PC Worship on the alphabet-supergroup PCPC; and now has a new noise-addled EP, Monastic Living (Rough Trade). So that’s how they’re doing it. At 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.


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The Addams Family

staggered so diehards easily can catch four in an evening. Faux/ Real spreads hourlong and full-length shows over three weeks, and productions may run during the entire festival or only for one weekend. Old Marquer Theatre is home to the NOLA Nerdlesque Festival ( — sci-fi-, fantasy- and pop culture-themed burlesque shows — by local companies, and one highlight is Sexpelliarmus, an immersive Harry Potter-themed nerdlesque show by Atlanta’s Hysteria Machines collective. It By Will Coviello runs for three performances only (Nov. 20-22). There also is a slate of dance–based shows at Dancing Grounds called eDGe fter the 2014 New Orleans Fringe Festival — a fiveFestival (, and Razor’s Edge (www. day binge of alternative theater shows and artistic is a collection of solo shows presented at indulgence — organizers announced the event would the Fortress of Lushington and Byrdie’s Cafe and Gallery. change its name and grow. The Faux/Real Festival of Arts kicks Faux/Real executive director Ben Mintz added off Wednesday with an opening night party food events to the festival, and they embrace the at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Nov. 4-22 craze for craft cocktails, pop-up restaurants and features three weeks of performances and more. On Sunday, Nov. 8, Cure bartender Braden Faux/Real Festival of Arts culinary events (see Previews, p. 8). LaGrone hosts a rare agave spirit pop-up at Fringe was known for its performance Citywide Sidney’s Saloon. Also Sunday, Courtyard Brewery genre mashups, experimental and multimefounder Scott Wood leads a French Quarter pub dia productions, risque and mature subject crawl visiting his favorite frozen drinks and barmatter and whatever other projects fit under room jukeboxes. Cane & Table chef Jason Klutts the bohemian big tent. Those types of shows form the backbone of the Faux/Real schedule. There’s everything offers French country fare at a pop-up at Faubourg Wines Sunday evening. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, Barlesque is a cocktail competition from Terminator: The Musical to the multimedia dance/narrafeaturing local mixologists Paul Gustings, Chris Hannah, Nick tive solo travelogue piece Looking at a Broad to comedy, drag shows, “nerdlesque” and more. Some programming is directed at Detrich and Lucy Weed. Some food events, such as the bar crawls, children, such as the whimsical drama Miss Gracieux’s Garden at have limited space and require tickets; others, like the pop-ups, are a la carte but require a Faux/Real button. Treme Community Garden Sunday morning. Festivalgoers need to make a one-time purchase of a $5 festival There are shows by local and visiting producers, and several button in order to attend events. The button supports Faux/Real, local arts organizations are including their seasons’ offerings in and ticket fees go to event producers. Buttons also are good for the festival. The New Orleans Opera Association’s production of food and drink specials at more than 50 participating bars and Die Fledermaus falls under the festival umbrella, as does Southrestaurants. Many nights feature after-party events, most of them ern Rep’s world premiere of Song of a Man Coming Through, a at venues in the Marigny and Bywater near festival events. Comstory of Angola state penitentiary death row inmate Earnest plete information is available on the festival website and at the Knighton Jr. and his quest for redemption. festival box office at the New Orleans Healing Center. Fringe’s schedule features days packed with one-hour shows,


Getting Real

Picks for Faux/Real shows this week. By Will Coviello


Clown Bar 8 p.m. Nov. 4; 7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. Nov. 5-6; 8 p.m. Nov. 8; Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St. The NOLA Project’s immersive show is a dark-edged comic whodunit, set in a nightclub run by a clown underworld boss. Happy Mahoney thought he had escaped the clown life until his younger brother, a tragically unfunny clown, turns up dead. Happy returns to a nightclub filled with angry, violent clowns, clown crooners and clown strippers. The audience fills the Little Gem Saloon’s upstairs bar, and the action swirls from the stage to the bar and around the room as Happy tries to get the last laugh. Playwright Adam Szymkowicz cleverly turns stock goodfellas into menacing wiseguys with red noses and big floppy shoes. It’s a rough-and-tumble, foulmouthed world, and not for kids.


The Eulogy 9 p.m. Nov. 5, 12, 14 & 19-21; 5 p.m. Nov. 8, 15 & 22; Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave. A man set to deliver a eulogy realizes his prepared remarks are inappropriate, but as he ad libs, the situation goes from bad to worse to darkly funny. In the one-man show, Michael Burgos (pictured) animates a slew of colorful eulogists, all trying to save a service gone horribly awry. Awkward tributes and remembrances spill out as speakers and funeral attendees avoid the hard truth that they may not have the fondest memories or most flattering sentiments to offer. Burgos trained at the Parisian clown theater school Ecole Philipp Gaulier (Sacha Baron Cohen is a fellow alum) and has performed the show at several fringe festivals. Evangeline 9 p.m. Nov. 6; 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Nov. 7; 7 p.m. Nov. 8; Dancing Grounds, 3705 St. Claude Ave. Dancer/choreographer Maritza Mercado-Narcisse developed Evangeline around ideas of displacement. It follows the basic story of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s namesake poem about the expulsion of Acadians from Nova Scotia and their settlement in central Louisiana in the 1700s. In it Evangeline is separated from and searches for her love Gabriel. The piece also reflects evacuation and return following Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods. It’s a dance-based multimedia piece with live music performed in two parts, one for Evangeline and one for Gabriel, which occur simultaneously in adjoining spaces — and they’re repeated so the audience sees both parts.

Looking at a Broad 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-8, 13-15 & 20-22; The Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Ave. Rebecca Mwase was born in North Carolina and her first big trip was to Zimbabwe, from which her parents had immigrated to the United States. As a teen, she lived in China where her father worked as a visiting professor, and she later studied there and returned many times before settling in New Orleans in 2009. Looking at a Broad is a poetic dance piece about travel, the search for home and finding oneself. It examines how perceptions of race, gender and sexuality affect identity. Mwase intended to premiere the piece last year, but was unable to due to an injury. She says the work’s debut has become much more timely in light of the Black Lives Matter movement and discussion of immigration and borders in the United States and elsewhere. The multimedia work incorporates minimal props, video projections and some audience interaction. Terminator: The Musical 7 p.m. Nov. 5-9, 12-16 & 19-21; Old Marquer Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave. After garnering acclaim for comical, blood-splattering productions of Evil Dead:

The Musical and Musical of the Living Dead, See Em On Stage productions was approached by local playwright Breanna Bietz about staging her work, Terminator: The Musical. Her parody of the Arnold Schwarzenegger franchise covers the first two films, in which a cyborg time-travels from the future to kill the leader of a rebel movement before the uprising begins — and then comes back a second time. In the second film, the Terminator gained insight into why humans cry, and in the musical, he sings about how hard it is to find love (“Programmed to Kill”). The show takes up the sci-fi thrillers and adds a chorus. Uncle Vanya: Quarter Life Crisis 8 p.m. Nov. 5-8, 12-15 & 19-22; Ether Dome, 3625 St. Claude Ave. Director Chris Kaminstein and Goat in the Road Productions adapted Anton Chekhov’s classic work about disaffected middle-aged Russians questioning what they’ve done with their lives and mulling over feelings of dissatisfaction. They’ve set the piece in New Orleans following the financial upheaval of 2008, where a group of 20-somethings look for direction in their lives, balancing work, ennui and aspirations.



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formula that worked for his 2010 Senate re-election campaign against Charlie Melancon and for Bill Cassidy’s 2014 campaign (which Vitter orchestrated) against then-Sen. Mary Landrieu. Throughout his 24-year career in politics, Vitter’s stock in trade has been running against villains who were not his real opponents. It always worked. Until now. Even long-time Vitter foes concede that he’s a brilliant strategist who stays on message and controls every facet of his campaigns. That’s why it was shocking to see him come unglued over the last three weeks. From a resurrected prostitution scandal to the still-unfolding “Spygate” story about Vitter tailing private citizens via a hackneyed private eye from Texas, the senator seems to have lost his political grip. His desperation shows: He now says he’s eager to debate Edwards. For his part, Edwards is reaching out to Republican officials and to constituencies that he knows cannot stand the standoffish Vitter. Edwards picked up a key endorsement from the Louisiana Sheriffs Association two days after the primary. Edwards and a supportive Super PAC likewise put up a pair of ads to counter Vitter’s Obama offensive. Team Edwards posted one with the Amite state representative looking right into the camera, warning voters that Vitter will spend millions “lying about my record, my values, and my service to our country and our state.” Noting that Vitter offers only “deception and hypocrisy,” Edwards concludes by saying, “I live by the West Point Honor Code: I will not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do.” Then, with a laugh, he adds, “David Vitter wouldn’t last a day at West Point.” The ad is a smart counterpoint — and pre-emptive strike — against Vitter’s predictable barrage of ads linking Edwards to Obama, the senator’s favorite bogeyman. It didn’t take long for Vitter to fulfill expectations. Within days of the primary, the Vitter campaign unleashed a ferocious advertising blitz that not only attempted to tie PAGE 8

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N.O. COMMENT What you had to say on this week

After the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts Oct. 25, taking the team from a 1-4 start to 3-4, Bradley Warshauer wrote, “Maybe Sean Payton has had this all under control the whole time.” Your reactions:

“Oh sure ...Sean knows exactly what he is doing. This is his 10th year and under his guidance we have won 50% or more of our games 5 times. That 50% sure comes up a lot in Saints history.” — ufc “Actually, he’s only coached 8 full seasons (didn’t coach in 2012), with five 10-win seasons, 3 division titles, 2 trips to the NFC title game, and Super Bowl championship. Why do you think so many teams are clamoring for him to come coach them??”


he gubernatorial runoff between John Bel Edwards and David Vitter will be the ultimate test of the notion that a Democrat cannot win statewide in Louisiana. Edwards is as close as Louisiana Democrats can get to a perfect candidate for governor — West Point grad, Army ranger and 82nd Airborne commander, solid legislative record of working with both parties, Catholic, pro-life, pro-gun, a country boy who appeals to urban voters. Vitter, meanwhile, may be the most flawed Republican you could imagine — aloof, self-righteous, hypocritical, ruthless, hounded by scandals (note the plural these days), disliked intensely even by members of his own party. If you tried to invent a tainted candidate, you’d be hard-pressed to come up with somebody worse than Vitter. Despite all that, Vitter has one quality that could overcome all his drawbacks: He’s a Republican running against a Democrat in Louisiana. That’s why most experts consider the race a toss-up — although it was clear by the end of the runoff campaign’s first week that Vitter was still in a free-fall that began about 10 days before the Oct. 24 primary. The first statewide poll of the four-week runoff had Vitter trailing Edwards by 12 percentage points — and that was with Vitter getting 19 percent of the black vote, something that won’t happen on Election Day. He’s more likely to get 5 percent or less. Factoring in historic black voting patterns, Edwards was more like 18 to 20 points ahead, which explains why Vitter went thermonuclear right out of the blocks. Vitter’s most prevalent TV ad attempts to tie Edwards to President Barack Obama, who’s almost as unpopular hereabouts as Gov. Bobby Jindal. That’s pretty much Vitter’s only option. The take-no-prisoners senator burned every potential bridge in the primary by fiercely attacking fellow Republicans Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle, both of whom accused him of lying. Vitter hoped from Day One that he would get Edwards in the runoff. He no doubt figured all he would need to do is repeat the






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Edwards to Obama but also claimed the Democrat would release 5,500 violent “thugs” from Louisiana jails if he’s elected. The ad contained gritty shots of black men in jail, hands cutting cocaine, and a scared white woman peeking helplessly from behind a set of blinds as the narrator warned of dangerous criminals being released “back into our neighborhoods.” Here’s the truth: Edwards and many Republicans support bipartisan incarceration alternatives that do not involve releasing anyone from jail. The Vitter ad is a gross distortion that belies Vitter’s own position on prison reform. During the WDSU-TV debate on Oct. 1, which was one of only two live TV debates Vitter attended during the primary, the senator turned a query about legalizing marijuana into a blanket statement about prison reform that contradicts his ad. He said, “We warehouse way too many nonviolent criminals in Louisiana.” The ad was blasted immediately as racist by columnist Bob Mann and the New Orleans NAACP, which demanded Vitter take it down. The latter criticism is probably just what Vitter wanted — black people attacking him. But the ad drew even sharper criticism from a source Vitter may not have anticipated: veteran conservative columnist Jim Beam of the Lake Charles American Press. Beam, one of the state’s most respected political writers, compared Vitter to another reckless Republican U.S. senator, the late Joseph McCarthy. His Oct. 29 column pulled no punches in labeling the ad “misleading and malicious … slanted and vicious.” Beam noted that Vitter “has a consistent history of campaigning against other public figures rather than telling voters what he wants to do for them.” He concluded with the words that sent McCarthy into political oblivion in the 1950s: “Have you no sense of decency?” The sheriffs association followed up with a news conference on Friday, Oct. 30, praising Edwards for his record on law enforcement and denouncing the Vitter ad as bunk and “silly.” Edwards called Vitter “a desperate man … [who] excels at division.” The sheriffs are expected to be just the first wave of runoff endorsements for Edwards. That same day, Vitter’s campaign touted endorsements

from four congressmen — Charles Boustany of Lafayette, John Fleming of Minden, Ralph Abraham of Alto and Garret Graves of Baton Rouge. Interestingly, Edwards led Vitter in all of their districts in the Oct. 24 primary. Meanwhile, as voters began wondering whom fellow Republicans Angelle and Dardenne would endorse in the runoff, Gumbo PAC (an anti-Vitter super PAC) released a TV ad featuring clips of both men blistering Vitter during primary debates that Vitter declined to attend. The ad opens with Angelle’s now-famous quote that Vitter’s election would bring “a stench … over Louisiana” and concludes with Dardenne calling the same result “a stain on Louisiana.” The ad gives the appearance that Angelle and Dardenne already support Edwards. In the end, it may not matter if the third and fourth place finishers don’t formally back Edwards — the first poll of the runoff showed most of their voters already lining up behind the Democrat. The survey, by Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, showed Edwards with 52 percent of the total vote to Vitter’s 40 percent. More important, 52 percent view Vitter “unfavorably” — and 53 percent feel Vitter is dishonest and untrustworthy. Most telling of all: 47 percent of Angelle and Dardenne’s voters say they are likely to back Edwards, compared to 46 percent for Vitter. The really bad news in that poll is that Edwards was getting 43 percent of the white vote. If he can hold that, he will beat Vitter in a rout. Vitter was getting 48 percent of the white vote, but to win on Nov. 21 he needs to get 70 percent or more, depending on turnout. By the end of week one, the early narrative of the runoff was clearly going against Vitter — much like the closing two weeks of the Oct. 24 primary, which Edwards led with 40 percent of the vote to Vitter’s disappointing 23 percent. A month before the primary, it became apparent that Edwards would lead the pack. Black voters and white Democrats began coalescing behind him, and he peaked at just the right time. Considering that black turnout on Oct. 24 was roughly 8 percentage

points lower than white turnout, Edwards’ 40 percent showing was astoundingly strong. If black and white turnout had been equal, he would have gotten close to 42 percent. In the runoff, black turnout is likely to be closer to white turnout. Vitter, on the other hand, has been going in the wrong direction since June. In the spring, the Southern Media and Opinion Research poll had him leading the pack with 38 percent, which after discounting “undecided” voters was 45 percent of the decided vote. His 23 percent tally in the primary was barely half that. What happened to Vitter? To put it bluntly, the more voters saw Vitter, the less they liked him. Many who leaned his way in the spring peeled off in favor of other candidates by October. As a result, he went from looking invincible in April to hobbling into the runoff — 17 points behind Edwards and only 4 points ahead of Angelle. A closer look at some key parishes in the primary reveals more bad news for Vitter. In his home base of Jefferson Parish, he got only 38 percent of the vote; Edwards got 34 percent there. In the runoff, Vitter will need to beat Edwards with at least 65 percent of the vote in Jefferson Parish — plus 70 percent or more in ultra-conservative St. Tammany Parish— in order to offset the monolithic vote that Edwards is likely to get in Orleans Parish. Beating Edwards soundly in St. Tammany is doable, but right now Vitter looks weak in his home parish. Elected officials in Jefferson are among Vitter’s staunchest detractors, starting with popular Sheriff Newell Normand, whose deputies arrested the “investigator” that Vitter’s campaign hired to trail plaintiff lawyer John Cummings. (See Commentary, p. 14.) Turnout will be a critical factor on Nov. 21. In Jefferson’s Republican-leaning East Bank precincts, there are no local runoffs. On the more Democratic West Bank, there’s a hot runoff in black-majority Senate District 7, which includes all of Algiers and much of Gretna. There also are runoffs for two state House seats and a school board seat in New Orleans’ heavily black 9th Ward. Those runoffs will generate solid turnout for Edwards. To Vitter’s advantage, there’s

a hotly contested runoff for sheriff in St. Tammany. Another key factor for both men, of course, is money. In the primary, Vitter and his super PACs had more cash than all his opponents combined. Vitter’s lackluster primary vote could make some of his GOP financiers skittish about investing more in him, while the Dems smell blood. At a minimum, it appears doubtful that Vitter will have the huge financial advantage that he enjoyed (to little effect, it turns out) in the primary. Looking ahead, Edwards is still holding his trump card: hanging Gov. Bobby Jindal around Vitter’s neck. He alluded to that the night of the primary, but Team Edwards has yet to remind voters in TV ads that Vitter endorsed Jindal every time he ran for governor and is most like Jindal in his style and policies — even though Jindal and Vitter cannot stand each other. And don’t discount state lawmakers, especially Republicans, who have been re-elected in large numbers. Many are already backing Edwards quietly, but some may soon do so publicly, especially when they see poll results that portend an Edwards victory. Vitter made extensive comments on the night of the primary about “politicians in Baton Rouge” being responsible for all the state’s ills. Problem is the Legislature has had a GOP majority for the past five years — and Vitter is largely responsible for that majority. (He co-founded the Committee for a Republican Majority and was its major political backer.) Now Vitter is saying that the people he helped send to Baton Rouge — including Jindal — are the problem. That won’t sit well with a lot of legislators, and it underscores a frequent criticism of Vitter: He doesn’t work well with others, not even members of his own party. Vitter may have one other arrow in his quiver: trial lawyers. With the help of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), look for Vitter to paint Edwards as “bad for business.” LABI already trotted out that meme late last week. While the early narrative and momentum favor Edwards, things could change in the next three weeks. This much is certain: It’s going to be a no-holds-barred fight.


“On Saturday night, sadly, Mike ‘Chicken Commander’ Boyter came up short in his campaign for state representative, but there is some good news. Mac ‘Rooster Lips’ Edmonston narrowly edged his way into a runoff for Ascension Parish Council. And yes, both nicknames appeared on the official ballot.” — Lamar White Jr., reviewing the Oct. 24 primary on his website

A scary pledge

Jindal: I’ll do for America what I’ve done for Louisiana

City Council president calls public meeting

Discusses NOPD’s slow response to domestic violence calls

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) has been the subject of several recent news investigations for its slow response time. Last week New Orleans City Council President Jason Williams called a public meeting to address the department’s response to sexual assault and domestic violence, as reports and calls for service for those crimes have increased in 2015. “Just a returned call, a meeting, an email wasn’t enough … to hash out how serious these issues are,” Williams said at the Oct. 28 meeting at Holy Angels Convent in Bywater. “An engaged, informed community is the greatest safety net.” Lt. Bruce Haney, who oversees the Special Victims Section, said sexual assaults are up from 228 in 2014 to 375 so far in 2015 — likely because more survivors are reporting their assaults and more rigorous police work properly documents them, he said, adding that public forums discussing assault will help lessen the stigma of being a victim. PAGE 10



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At the Oct. 28 GOP presidential debate in Boulder, Colorado, Gov. Bobby Jindal was once again relegated to the early “undercard” debate due to his low poll numbers, where he faced off with three other marginal candidates: former New York Gov. George Pataki, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and current South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. The debate, which aired on the cable network CNBC, focused on finance, and moderator John Harwood came out swinging at Jindal’s fiscal policies. “When you came into office with a budget surplus in the state of Louisiana,” Harwood began. “Now, years later, the state legislature faces a $1.6 billion budget gap, and a Republican state treasurer [John Kennedy] called one of your approaches to that problem ‘nonsense on a stick’ … Are you going to do for the federal budget what you did for the Louisiana budget?” “Absolutely, John,” Jindal replied, adding, “We’ve cut our budget 26 percent.” “Governor,” Harwood said, “if you cut spending and cut government so much, why does your legislature have such a big deficit?” “John, our budget is balanced. We balanced our budget every year for eight years,” Jindal told him — omitting the fact that Louisiana is legally required to have a balanced budget. “Yeah, we had to cut spending. You know what? We privatized or closed nine of our 10 charity hospitals. We did statewide school choice.” The debate wasn’t all about finance. Moderators wasted time by asking which three smartphone apps the candidates used most, and — for some reason — if the day after the Super Bowl should be a national holiday. Jindal replied he still uses a BlackBerry (“I may be the last person

in this audience without an iPhone”) and endorsed the idea of a Super Bowl holiday because of his belief that the New Orleans Saints would be winning another one. “Drew Brees and his wife, great role models, great Christians,” Jindal said. “So, yes, it should be a holiday.” — KEVIN ALLMAN



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Toyota and VH1 Save the Music

awarded LaPlace Elementary School a $30,000 grant for the school to purchase instruments and build its music program — its first in more than a decade. VH1 Save the Music raised the money through Toyota, which donated $1 to the organization for every participant at its music education installations at various music festivals, including the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.

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director of Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, received the inaugural Pelican Award from SouthWings, a national nonprofit organization that provides volunteer pilots to advocate for wildlife restoration efforts. Atchafalaya Basinkeeper supports conservation and restoration efforts for the Atchafalaya Basin, as well as for Louisiana’s coastal cypress forests.

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD)

took 40 minutes to respond to — and another 10 days to follow up with — a man who was left partially paralyzed after he was attacked on Frenchmen Street Oct. 15, according to an investigation by The New Orleans Advocate and WWL-TV. NOPD averages 73 minutes to respond to calls for service — nearly four times as long as the wait times in 2011, according to an Oct. 26 report from | The Times-Picayune and WVUE Fox 8.


“We have to get away from blaming the survivor,” he said. Sexual assault nurse examiners, who perform rape kit exams, are on call 24/7 at University Medical Center, and NOPD recently received a $1 million U.S. Department of Justice grant to expedite rape kit processing. This follows the discovery of a massive backlog of untested and undiscovered kits in NOPD. But the department is limited by the time it takes to process DNA samples — sometimes more than a month after initial tests are performed, according to NOPD Commander Doug Eckert, who heads the Criminal Investigative Division which includes the Special Victims Section. NOPD has three DNA analysts and hopes to hire four more. NOPD’s 5th District has seen a spike in sexual assaults in the last month, though 5th District Commander Christopher Goodly says “overall crime” is down 12 percent in 2015 from 2014. Several public speakers at the meeting asked about slow response time to assaults — one woman said she survived an assault despite getting no response from a 911 operator. “That’s not the first time I heard that,” Eckert said. “That one second makes all the difference in the world.” At stat meetings, “the guys are grilled” and “have to give an explanation” for poor response times, Eckert added. NOPD’s planned 2016 budget is $142 million, a $10 million increase from its 2015 budget. During a budget hearing Oct. 29, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison told the City Council that despite reports that its “Blueprint for Safety” protocols are slowing response time to other crimes, “The Blueprint for Safety is a best practice. We don’t say it slows us down because it’s something we should be adhering to,” Harrison said. Last week, NOPD also launched its third recruit class of 2015 with 32 recruits, bringing its total 2015 recruit class to 95. It plans to launch a fourth class in December. — ALEX WOODWARD

IG slams S&WB again

Says agency has ‘thrown out rules’ for take-home cars

Boil-water advisories are all too familiar to New Orleans residents. Likewise, the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board (S&WB) is no stranger to investigations into its spending — including two scathing reports from New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux over the last year. The IG’s latest report, released Oct. 28, outlines the agency’s history of spending on take-home vehicles. In 2014, roughly PAGE 12

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45 percent of S&WB employees with take-home vehicles lived outside New Orleans, with several residing as far as Ascension and Livingston parishes. In July 2015, following a separate IG report on the agency’s take-home policies, the department reduced take-home privileges from 110 vehicles to 89 — but nearly half of those employees still live outside the parish. S&WB spent more than $390,000 on fuel and repairs last year, with $322,128 spent on fuel alone. Take-home vehicles previously had to be approved by the agency’s Safety Committee chairman, though 104 of 105 forms did not receive a signature — the only one with a signature was signed by the chairman himself. That policy changed this year; the agency simply eliminated signing requirements. The S&WB also eliminated a requirement that employees respond to at least four emergencies per month to qualify for a take-home vehicle. In a letter announcing the report, Quatrevaux said the S&WB “has thrown out rules to prevent waste instead of enforcing them. … The failure to control expenses results in less dollars for improving service to its customers.” S&WB Executive Director Cedric Grant told Gambit via email that the agency “acknowledges” Quatrevaux’s findings “and has already taken corrective action,” which includes reducing the number of take-home vehicles by 20 percent. “As Executive Director of S&WB,” Grant wrote, “I am committed to ensuring that this essential public utility runs efficiently and in the best interest of our taxpayers.” The S&WB allows take-home vehicles so employees are able to respond faster to emergencies (rather than pick up a car from a central location), and those emergency responses are supposed to be coordinated and mapped out via GPS — though it’s unclear whether that ever happened because the GPS protocol

was rarely followed, according to the IG report. “The lack of oversight and noncompliance with internal policies exposed S&WB to potential fraud, waste and abuse of its take-home vehicles,” the report said. “Policies were in place but S&WB management did not ensure that these policies were being implemented or followed correctly.” — ALEX WOODWARD

CPC OKs new developments New housing planned in three neighborhoods

Three new mixed-use residential complexes — one in the Marigny, one in Broadmoor and one in the Irish Channel — received initial approval from the City Planning Commission (CPC) last week, potentially clearing the way for as many as 700 new housing units around the city in the foreseeable future. Developer Sean Cummings’ Via Latrobe project at Press and Royal streets would create 260 residential units and 23,000 square feet of commercial space — a smaller plan since Cummings eliminated a proposed brewery. The intent of the project, Cummings said, is to help Bywater restore some of the population it has lost over the past decades and alleviate rising home prices by increasing housing density. The debate over Via Latrobe drew an extended back-and-forth between Cummings, his supporters, their opponents and city planners, mostly around the topics of parking and other pressures the project will place on the neighborhood. Opponents said Via Latrobe would bring hundreds or thousands of new people into the area regularly and only increase housing prices for everyone as the area becomes more desirable. “Don’t let this dog of a development take a dump on our front yard and say that it’s doing us a favor by fertilizing our lawn,” said Ray Kern, owner of the Den of Muses on Royal Street.

The commission passed the proposal by a vote of 6-1. Commissioner Kyle Wedberg, the lone “nay” vote, said he actually supported the project as well, and was only voting against a parking requirement. “The neighborhood is shifting. Whether I like that or not, whether you like that or not, it is what is happening around us,” Wedberg said. “I am a little chagrined that it is not accommodating more in the way of affordable housing and in the way of sustaining the neighborhood in terms of who has lived there in the past. That said, it’s not inherently the responsibility of any single sale or any single developer to do that.” Parkway Apartments is a planned five-story residential development with 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a rooftop courtyard and pool, located at the edge of Broadmoor (where Washington Avenue meets South Jefferson Davis Parkway). Architect Hank Smith presented the plan to the CPC last month, but a decision on it was deferred so he could meet with city officials to review the number of residential units in the project. The original site plan had proposed 228 one- and two-bedroom residential units, but city planners had urged that number be reduced to 207. Smith said the developers had agreed to the revision, and the planning staff was recommending approval of the project, which will have 312 off-street parking spaces in a covered garage as well. The commissioners’ only question was about the green space on the site, and Smith replied that the Clark Street side of the project will be landscaped with gardens and other greenery as a buffer to the homes there. With that, the measure passed unanimously. The proposed Jackson Oaks redevelopment of the former Sara Mayo Hospital on Jackson Avenue between the Irish Channel and Lower Garden District likewise was approved by the commission, though density remained a point of disagreement between the city and the

developer. The developer plans to renovate the main five-story hospital building on Jackson Avenue and add a penthouse on top, then build a new eight-story apartment building and a four-level parking garage on the site as well, according to plans submitted to the city. Attorney Ed Suffern, representing Jackson Oaks before the planning commission, presented a concept plan for 211 residential units (111 in the former hospital building and 100 in the new structure) and 17,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Development regulations at that location, however, call for a maximum density of 1,000 square feet per residential unit, and the Jackson Oaks proposal is nearly twice that, city planners said, so they recommended the total number of units be reduced to 111. Suffern argued that higher density is beneficial. “It was a hospital. That was an intensive use of the property,” he said. “This is an area of high ground. We should concentrate populations and people in this area.” James Jones, a Josephine Street resident, said he looks forward to the building’s redevelopment, because it currently attracts squatters. But Bill Sawicki, who complimented the developers’ decision to renovate the “hideous eyesore,” said the Irish Channel is already suffering from development pressure and the increased density of the Jackson Oaks project will only make the problem worse. “Simply being better than what’s there now is not a sufficient reason to grant approval,” Sawicki said. “… While it may be an appropriate development for the CBD or Warehouse District, it is simply out of place in this location.” The CPC sided with their staff planners, however, and voted to recommend approval of the project with 111 total residential units. All three votes remain subject to final approval by the full City Council. — ROBERT MORRIS | UPTOWN MESSENGER




thinking out loud

Spy Boy and ‘Spygate’ t was an undeniably colorful story, one destined to go down in Louisiana political lore: Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand and some pals chasing private eye Robert Frenzel through Old Metairie in broad daylight after they caught Frenzel surreptitiously recording a conversation they were having in a coffee shop. Frenzel was working at the behest of U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who is running for governor, and the group he was recording — for whatever reason — included Normand, state Sen. Danny Martiny, retired New Orleans Police Department investigator-turned-private eye Danny DeNoux and lawyer John Cummings. When Frenzel ran onto private property, Normand called in his deputies, who found Frenzel cowering behind an air-conditioning unit in the backyard of a nearby residence. He was arrested for the misdemeanor offense of criminal mischief — not for “spying” on Normand or anyone else. It’s hard not to laugh at the image of “Big Chief vs. Spy Boy,” but there’s a much more serious issue here — a candidate for governor furtively taping his perceived enemies. Vitter’s runoff opponent, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, called it “Nixonian.” While the “–gate” suffix has been overused in modern politics, it fits here as






There’s a much more serious issue here — a candidate for the state’s highest office surreptitiously taping those he perceives as his enemies. much as anywhere. “Spygate” has landed where it belongs: in Vitter’s lap. Unlike Vitter’s past “very serious sin” involving prostitutes, this controversy goes far beyond Vitter and his family. This affects all Louisianans who believe in fair play, privacy and curbing government overreach. This is not a liberal-conservative issue. If anything, conservatives should be howling at this overreach by a highranking government official. It speaks to the outrageousness of this stunt that so few have defended Vitter — and it speaks even more to Vitter’s character that so few were surprised. (Days after he was eliminated from the governor’s race, Lt.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand’s deputies arrested a private investigator hired by U.S. Sen. David Vitter on criminal mischief charges after he was caught recording a conversation among Normand and others.

Gov. Jay Dardenne — another Republican — still had his campaign website up with a large picture of Vitter behind the words “SENATOR LIAR.”) Team Vitter has tried to spin this as standard opposition research or “tracking.” It’s not. Tracking, which is performed by politicians of all parties, involves the public recording of one’s opponent. In this case, Vitter’s opponent wasn’t around. Cummings, a well-heeled lawyer, was Frenzel’s admitted target. In addition, professional trackers know their legal ground and stand it — or leave politely, as an Edwards tracker did last week when confronted at a Vitter event in Lafayette. Professionals don’t go flying out the door, running down the street and trespassing on private property. In Metairie, Vitter’s PI surreptitiously taped an opponent’s donor and one of the state’s most popular sheriffs. Worse, Vitter has no compunction about his PI gathering intelligence on — and attempting to intimidate — a journalist whom the senator perceives as an enemy. Inside Frenzel’s rental car, deputies found printouts about Jason Brad Berry, the investigative blogger who recently reported on Vitter’s prostitution scandal. Berry also identified Frenzel’s car as one that had cruised past his home on several nights, worrying him and his family. A politician hiring someone to secretly shadow and record — if not intimidate — private citizens is scary enough. The prospect of such a man being in charge of the State Police is, as Edwards said, Nixonian. It should scare us all.

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Sixth Annual New Orleans Book Festival Saturday, November 7th,10AM–4PM Big Lake at New Orleans City Park Sponsored by Barnes & Noble On the B&N “Odyssey” Stage:

Cheryl Landrieu

Hey Blake,

There’s a cool building on St. Bernard Avenue that has mosaic-type tiles and apparently is 100 years old, according to a banner on the building. All I could see was “Autocrat Club.” Is it a social aid and pleasure club? Denise Warren

Dear Denise,


Its first gathering spot was at North Claiborne Avenue and St. Philip Street. Other early locations for the club included a two-room house on Onzaga Street and another building on Lapeyrouse Street. After moving to the current site in 1924, the club adopted a new name: the Autocrat Social and Pleasure Club. According to its bylaws, the club’s mission was “to unite its members in the bond of friendship and social intercourse.” The club established a library, orchestra, sports activities and a newsletter. The facility also became an important spot for jazz musicians (including beloved trumpeter Lionel Ferbos), who played at many balls and dances there. In addition, the club’s auditorium became a gathering spot for meetings during the 1950s and 1960s, featuring members such as A.P. Tureaud, an important figure in the city’s civil rights history. The club remains active, with a full slate of social activities throughout the year, and spots for new members.


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1PM – Bestselling author Lorenzo Carcaterra (The Wolf). Lorenzo Carcaterra

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t is a moment which literally shook Tulane Stadium and still reverberates in the hearts and minds of New Orleanians — and it happened 45 years ago this week. On Nov. 8, 1970, Saints kicker Tom Dempsey’s 63-yard field goal sealed the team’s last-second win over the Detroit Lions and wrote his chapter in NFL history. Dempsey, a Milwaukee native who had joined the team one year before, was the Saints’ best hope for a victory as they trailed the Lions 17-16 with just two seconds left in the game. “They called down and said, ‘Tell Stumpy to get ready. We’re going to kick a long field goal,’” “Stumpy” had been ready for a lifetime, Dempsey recalled in a 2010 WWLTV interview, even though he was born without toes on his right foot or fingers on his right hand. Dempsey’s record stood for 43 years, until Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater booted a 64-yarder in 2013. Sadly, that same year, Dempsey revealed he was suffering from dementia. The modified shoe he wore when he kicked his way into Saints history — his “mighty boot” as one songwriter called it — is on display at the Saints Hall of Fame Museum in the Superdome.

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The Autocrat Club, with its building’s distinctive design and even more important social history, has been a landmark in the 7th Ward for more than a century. It has served as a gathering spot for African-Americans, particularly those of Creole heritage, for celebrations, funerals, weddings, parades and as a headquarters for civic and legal activism. According to its website, the Autocrat Club opened its headquarters at 1725 St. Bernard Avenue in 1924, but the group was founded more than a decade earlier. At the time, organized social activities and recreational facilities for AfricanAmerican men were not as prevalent as today. Twelve men organized and acquired a charter for a social group. Their early activities included mostly poker and card games, but the club’s importance in the community grew.

The Autocrat Club has served as a gathering spot in the 7th Ward for 100 years.

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I spend time in the ocean or on the beach. I love to spear fish and fly trick kites and kayak and play with my dogs.


In a metropolitan area area traumatized BOOK CURRENTLY READING: by violence, Jeff Asher The Red Web: The Struggle analyzes crime data to Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online discover solutions that Revolutionaries by Andrei will have a measurable Soldatov and Irina Borogan impact on public safety. FAVORITE TWITTER ACCOUNT: Asher returned @ScottDKushner to his native New FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: Orleans recently after Rebirth Brass Band spending 10 years in FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Washington, D.C., where Coquette he earned a master’s WHAT DO YOU DO degree in security IN YOUR OFF TIME? policy studies from I throw the ball with the dog, play softball, watch sports, George Washington read and watch HGTV and University and worked ridiculous Real Housewives in counterintelligence shows with my wife. for the CIA. COCKTAILS OR BEER? In his role as a Beer, definitely beer. senior crime analyst for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Asher now performs tactical analysis: identifying criminal hot spots, mapping the social networks of gangs and using data to solve crimes. He also writes a blog for The New Orleans Advocate called Behind the Numbers, where he charts larger trends in violence and discusses the efficacy of crime prevention policies. Through Jeff Asher Consulting, he helps businesses analyze problems and craft workable solutions. “My business goal is to be able to provide analytical support to all types of organizations that don’t typically analyze their problem set,” Asher says. “From a New Orleanian’s standpoint, I want to use analysis as a force multiplier to help solve any number of civic problems.” — DENA MARKS

Ryan Ballard, 37




Depends on the situation… mostly on whether I’m wearing a costume, a suit or flip flops. I’m usually either a dirty vodka martini guy or a cheap beer guy

Ryan Ballard takes the stereotype of a lone tortured artist and turns it on its head. He’s a conceptual artist who believes art is a collaborative process and works hard to help others unleash their imaginations — as evidenced by his co-founding of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus and co-ownership of Castillo Blanco Art Studios. Chewbacchus is a sci-fi themed Mardi Gras parade of 80 or 90 groups that Ballard refers to as a “nerd mafia.” He says his job is to help the various groups

achieve their vision, do amazing things within an organic structure (that he says he runs like a benevolent dictatorship) and let things skate to the edge of chaos — a line he says he loves to push and has gotten very good at straddling. Castillo Blanco is where Ballard creates art, but it’s also a space for other artists and activities associated with Chewbaccus and Ballard’s other collaborative art projects. As for why he chose to settle in New Orleans, this adventure-loving world traveler said it’s because the city’s “not entirely civilized” and is the “weirdest, wildest place in the United States” where he can be himself and thrive. “In life, you really only get to choose between love and fear,” Ballard says. “You can choose to shrink in a shell or you can do what you love. And choosing what I love has worked for me every time.” — LAURA RICKS PAGE 20



Jeff Asher, 32



Amy Sneed Barrios, 39


In a decision many would consider professional suicide, Amy Sneed Barrios voluntarily walked away from a high-level television career in order to create a media consulting and PR business that takes advantage of her media experience, allows her to work for causes in which she believes and provides the more balanced work and home life she was seeking. Sneed Barrios believes in getting things done, a drive that others recognized early when she was offered a job as an associate producer at a Baton Rouge television station while still in college. From there she went to Dallas to work but was lured back to New Orleans to be the executive producer at WDSU-TV. It was a job she BOOK CURRENTLY READING: loved, until her eldest son reached kindergarten Yes Please by Amy Poehler and her late-night hours meant less time with him. Barrios decided to walk away from the job, a FAVORITE TWITTER ACCOUNT: decision she says was easy to make and one in @andylassner which she had complete confidence. FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: Sneed Barrios now uses her television Vivaz experience to help clients tell their stories, and FAVORITE RESTAURANT: she’s particularly passionate about causes Jacques-Imo’s involving children. Everything she has done, from WHAT DO YOU DO her 17 years in television to becoming a mom, IN YOUR OFF TIME? Hang out with my kiddos. positioned her perfectly to do the work she now does, she says. “I feel really good that I can take what I have learned and use it to help people,” she says. “And I feel fortunate that I can do this on my own terms. I’m exactly where I am supposed to be.” — LAURA RICKS




Sonya L. Brown is a community leader who advocates locally and nationally for foster children and works as a community engagement connector at Boys Town Louisiana, a nonprofit that provides interventions such as parenting education, safe shelter, and mental therapy to at-risk family members. Motivated by her own experiences in foster care and in Boys Town programs as a teenager, Brown seeks financial and community support for adolescents raised in foster homes. In June, she testified before the U.S. Congress about the large number of foster children placed in the juvenile justice system for minor infractions. She has worked with the Louisiana HCR 168 Task Force, which is studying ways to change public policy to provide financial and other resources for children leaving the foster care system and entering adulthood. She also is helping organize a Louisiana chapter of the Foster Care Alumni of America, which connects former foster-care children with each other so they can share what they’ve learned and lend support. Brown says she plans to expand her work with foster children. “I am currently working towards getting my [licensed clinical social worker] certification,” she says, “and will continue working with young people who have aged out of foster care, but more so on the mental health side of things.” — DENA MARKS

BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America by Melissa Harris-Perry

FAVORITE NEW ALBUM: To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar

FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: Tank & the Bangas



Sing, write songs, paint, and craft — anything artsy.


Katherine Hall Burlison, 37


Katherine Hall Burlison is working to preserve and share the rich history of Louisiana through her position as curator of decorative arts at the Louisiana State Museum. BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Though she grew up in For work, I’ve just finished Mobile, Alabama, Burlison reading a few about female education in the 19th century. says part of her passion At home, I’m reading Ann for Louisiana culture Lamott’s Traveling Mercies: and history stems from Some Thoughts On Faith. her own heritage as the FAVORITE NEW ALBUM: Something More Than Free descendant of French by Jason Isbell immigrants who arrived FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: in Louisiana in the New Orleans Suspects 18th century. As curator, Burlison FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Shaya or Herbsaint is in charge of the care and exhibition of more WHAT DO YOU DO than 5,000 objects for IN YOUR OFF TIME? I go see live music, travel and the state museum. spend time with my husband She acquires new and two dogs. artifacts, and works COCKTAILS OR BEER? with curatorial and Cathead honeysuckle vodka and soda, or wine exhibition staff to provide information about the artifacts and exhibits for the public. Burlison developed the only permanent exhibit of Newcomb pottery in New Orleans at Madame John’s Legacy Museum in the French Quarter. She also was instrumental in the recent donation to the museum of an armoire from Rosedown Plantation by M.S. Rau Antiques. Outside her job, Burlison expands upon her role as historical ambassador by staying involved in the community as a member of the Junior League of New Orleans and the Newcomb Archives Committee at Tulane University. — KATE WATSON


Jesuit High School student Carlo Carino has parlayed an early exposure to golf into an opportunity to travel, play with professionals, earn college scholarships and lead young people in antibullying efforts. Making a birdie on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach, BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Heart of Darkness California while playing by Joseph Conard with former U.S. Open Champion Tom Lehman FAVORITE NEW ALBUM: Surf by Donnie Trumpet and would be the culmination the Social Experiment of a dream for many. For Carino, that’s something he FAVORITE TWITTER ACCOUNT: checked off his bucket list @thefirstteenola at 16. Thanks to First Tee, an FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: organization that gives kids Neutral Snap an opportunity to play golf, FAVORITE RESTAURANT: he started at 7 and has been Commander’s Palace recognized not only for his WHAT DO YOU DO skills on the course, but also IN YOUR OFF TIME? his leadership qualities. Play golf and piano Having lost a friend to suicide due to bullying and COCKTAILS OR BEER? Neither; I’m 17 as part of his work with First Tee, Carino created a program where he educates young people about the dangers of bullying and teaches them ways to provide positive reinforcement to others. Carino has a 4.43 GPA and is a former student at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. He chose golf over piano because of the time commitment but still plays piano to relax. He plans to study medicine in the future. “My mom came from a poor family in the Phillipines, where my grandmother barely made enough to support her and her siblings, so she really wanted me to be successful,” he says. “And as the first generation (of my family) in America, I want to make a difference.” — LAURA RICKS

Bo Dollis Jr., 34


Bo Dollis Jr. has been masking for more than 20 years. As Big Chief and leader of the Wild Magnolias tribe, FAVORITE NEW ALBUM: All of Anthony which also performs Hamilton’s music as a band, he is an authority on Mardi FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: Tank and the Bangas Gras Indians’ tradition and music. FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse Dollis says his goal is to uphold the WHAT DO YOU DO tradition, while also IN YOUR OFF TIME? keeping it fresh: “More Spend time with my family. people are getting COCKTAILS OR BEER? into it,” he says. “Back Cocktail — Crown apple in the older days, like when I first started, we had the same people. ... Nowadays, you have all races come out to the second line with you. It’s bigger and better than ever.” Dollis took over as leader for Wild Magnolias when his father, the late Bo Dollis Sr., became ill. He brings an inclusive, modern edge to the once-secretive tradition of masking and performing. “I just kept it going,” Dollis says. “I want a little blues, I want a little hip-hop, I want a little reggae, a little bit of everything that everybody listens to, but still have the Mardi Gras Indian feel.” Dollis’ 2016 Mardi Gras suit will pay tribute to his father, who died in January. He’s planning a festival called Bo Fest for mid-April. Beyond preserving the New Orleans Indian tradition and moving it forward, his goal is both simple and grand: to earn a “Grammy or get a big-time award.” — CATE ROOT

Elizabeth Elizardi, 38



Brad Cashio is an accomplished lawyer who serves the community by making legal services accessible, volunteering at local prisons and mentoring young professionals in his field. A native of the New Orleans area, Cashio attended Loyola University School of Law, where he earned three awards for legal excellence. After graduating at 23, he founded Cashio Law Firm, a private practice that specializes in personal injury law. In addition to mentoring young attorneys about ethics in personal injury law, he offers pro bono and discounted legal services for low-income individuals, nonprofit organizations, small businesses and churches. Cashio spearheaded an initiative to provide affordable estate planning to older musicians through the Preservation Hall Foundation’s Legacy program. For another project, he leads Bible studies at Orleans Parish correctional facilities and Jefferson Parish juvenile detention centers. A dedicated public servant, Cashio searches for new opportunities to contribute to the community. “My primary goal is not to grow my business, but simply to find more ways to help people whenever possible.” — DENA MARKS

BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Redshirts by John Scalzi


The Tomb of Nick Cage by The Tomb of Nick Cage




Support live local music.


Elizabeth Elizardi’s marriage to a New Orleans native and her studies under researchers in positive psychology — the study of happiness and human flourishing — combined in creating the Green Trees Early Childhood Village at Isidore Newman School. With guiding principals of connection, community learning and constant learning, Green Trees has reached full enrollment of 155 students (ages 6 weeks to 4 years), just three months into its first year. Elizardi’s background includes earning a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree at the University of Pennsylvania, the first school in the world to offer such a degree. She also writes about positive psychology for Psychology Today online and Positive Psychology News Daily, and contributed writings to the book Character Strengths Matter. She finds her inspiration in helping young people understand the world. “These children are learning about their impact on the world around them,” Elizardi says. “Just knowing that this is the prime time for their brain development, and how we can execute a vision toward human flourishing for them and their community, excites me.” — FRANK ETHERIDGE


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Brad Cashio, 37




Matt Estrade, 39

Dr. L’Issa L. Gates, 33




Matt Estrade is a father of three who works full time as a research administrator at a hospital, is earning a master’s degree in gerontology and is devoted to lessening the burden of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia through support groups for patients and caregivers. Estrade was in college when his grandfather developed Alzheimer’s, and he watched as the disease took an enormous toll on his mother BOOK CURRENTLY READING: as a caregiver. A few years Contented Dementia by Oliver James later Estrade started working in gerontology. FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: Though dealing with Paul Sanchez Alzheimer’s patients is FAVORITE RESTAURANT: complicated and has many Arnaud’s limitations, Estrade believes WHAT DO YOU DO small things can make an IN YOUR OFF TIME? enormous difference for Spend time with my beautiful wife and three kids; volunteer patients as well as their with the Cub Scouts caregivers, family and friends COCKTAILS OR BEER? and he counsels those dealing Local beer with Alzheimer’s and dementia on ways to provide care and support while still treating the patient like an individual who has history, stories, feelings and moments of awareness. “I am driven because I really think that I can make a difference,” Estrade says. “I’ve seen it in my support groups. I can educate and empower people, give people a nudge and really change things for them and the person with dementia and Alzheimer’s.” — LAURA RICKS


L’Issa Gates first identified her natural aptitude for science in high school and has combined her knowledge as a physician with her passion for public service to advocate for children and abuse prevention. She also became the first African-American to become a partner at BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Westside Clinics AMC in Anne of Avonlea Marrero, where she is a by L.M. Montgomery primary care pediatrician FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: and participates in the AMA Jeremy Davenport Doctor’s Back to School Program, in which minority FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Clancy’s doctors and medical students introduce children WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR OFF TIME? to professional role models. I love to spend time with Gates says her grandfamily and friends. father was an early inspirCOCKTAILS OR BEER? ation for her career in Cocktails medicine. His position as a minister taught her to value using the art and power of developing relationships and using a personal gift to touch others. The Louisiana State University graduate has a passion for connecting with people and showing a genuine interest in improving their lives. In both her professional and private life she looks for opportunities to have a positive impact on people’s health and their lives, volunteering regularly at her church and in the community. “Careerwise, I’d like to continue with primary care pediatrics,” Gates says. “But I’d also like to become more involved with the community and link with the doctor sector to help young people who may be interested in a career in medicine realize their goals.” — ANDREA BLUMENSTEIN

Nicole DeAbate Fraser, 39



Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

FAVORITE NEW ALBUM: Florasongs by The Decemberists


FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Shaya, Lilly’s, Milkfish


My off time is spent with my family. ... We love spending time outside or working on my 5-year-old Jude’s inventions and crafts. Even just sitting on our yard swing talking to him is pure happiness.


A few years ago Nicole DeAbate Fraser was in a situation common to many new mothers: trying to secure reliable, thoughtful child care so she could return to work full time. Her experience led her to come up with a her own solution and she founded Nurture Nannies, an individualized service for finding nannies and baby sitters. “I really, genuinely created the service that I wanted as a mom who needed a nanny,” Fraser says. Nurture Nannies takes each family’s preferences and lifestyles into account, whether

it’s attachment parenting, breastfeeding or dietary needs. Her focus is to deliver superior child care to her clients, and match nannies to environments where they are valued, respected and happy in their work. As part of Fraser’s community outreach, Nurture Nannies hosts two weekly in-store events at Whole Foods Market Arabella Station: story time at 10 a.m. Thursday and a craft time at 11 a.m. Saturday. Fraser is passionate about giving back to the community. She has worked with Dress for Success to provide free child care so unemployed parents can attend job interviews. She also founded Nurture Change, a nonprofit that teaches children about social responsibility and environmental activism. The mission is personal: “My son is 5,” Fraser says. “I want him to to grow up seeing problems and understanding there is a solution that he can implement.” — CATE ROOT

Alexander John Glustrom, 29 FILMMAKER, PHOTOGRAPHER & ARTIST

For five years Alexander Glustrom worked tirelessly with a team to gather first-person interviews and video footage to create the award-winning documentary Big Charity: The Death of America’s Oldest Hospital, which premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival in 2014 and was named 2015 Documentary of the Year by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. While attending Tulane University, Glustrom founded the student service organization TUCAN, which works with the Boys and Girls Club. He later served as director of the Boys and Girls Club of The Iberville public housing development. He says it was during time he spent at Iberville, both working with the Boys and Girls Club and filming a music video, that his focus turned specifically to Charity Hospital, a looming structure visible from the basketball court at the housing development. Big Charity is the result of asking questions and “an amazing story unfolded in front of me,” Glustrom says. He currently is working on a documentary about a small town in southwest Louisiana. He was recognized by the city for his contribution to ExhibitBE, a legal space where graffiti artists can create artworks, and Glustrom’s art can be seen in murals at Nola Brewing Company and for the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus. He’s not done yet. “I’d like to keep telling stories and continue to generate and inspire change through art and film,” Glustrom says. — ANDREA BLUMENSTEIN

BOOK CURRENTLY READING: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay and The Tao of Travel by Paul Theroux

FAVORITE NEW ALBUM: To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar



Mama Ray, The Quickening



Ride my bike, train jiu jitsu and hang out in the park with Liza Jane (his dog)



BOOK CURRENTLY READING: A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield

FAVORITE NEW ALBUM: Jimmy Lee Williams

FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: Lost Bayou Ramblers


My favorite dining experience is the prix fixe lunch at Restaurant August


Spend time at home with friends and family


One fancy cocktail a day is my idea of heaven.


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Johanna Gilligan, 35

It’s yet another bountiful harvest for the Grow Dat Youth Farm in City Park this fall. The 7-acre, nonprofit operation has launched its first-ever autumn Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program filled with fresh produce such as beets, carrots, kale, collard greens and Grow Dat’s signature sevenvariety lettuce mix as part of an expected 20,000-pound crop yield for 2015, an increase from 17,000 pounds last year. Working as an educator in downtown public high schools before Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures, Johanna Gilligan saw her students stuck with fast food chains as sources for both meals and jobs. Thus, the idea for Grow Dat — an initiative to provide nutrition, employment and positive experiences for area high-school students — was born. “I believe we are doing something very crucial at this moment in time, with the problems of unemployment levels for young black males in the city, the disconnect from nature, and the lack of access to healthy foods,” Gilligan says. “It’s exciting to see how much can be done by young people if we give them the right directions and opportunities.” — FRANK ETHERIDGE

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Jennifer Hale, 37



Jennifer Hale appreciates a good story, and that’s not just because she’s living one. The sideline reporter for FOX Sports also has worked as an investigative and political reporter and a morning show host at WVUE in New Orleans and has racked up awards for both sports and news reporting. She also puts effort into the greater good as a women’s health spokesperson for Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and as founder of the nonprofit Sideline Pass. What ties together Hale’s career? “Storytelling,” she says. “You have to be able to tell a good, concise story. ... Don’t waste people’s time. Tell them what they need to know and what they want to know.” Hale launched Sideline Pass earlier this year with a goal of fostering one-on-one interactions between girls and women who have established professional careers. To build her roster of mentors, Hale looked to her circle of friends: “I have made so many awesome, amazing girlfriends here in New Orleans. ... They’re the total package. They bring so much to the table.” Hale, who wrote a book on Alabama plantations in 2009, keeps one eye toward the future: “I seem to keep reinventing myself,” she says. “I definitely want to grow Sideline Pass. ... I’d love to do [more] features. ... I love doing stories ... that show why sports is bigger than just the game on the field or on the court.” Oh, and also, “I’d like to write another book.” — CATE ROOT



Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats that Won World War II by Jerry E. Strahan

FAVORITE NEW ALBUM: Starting Something by Lena Prima



Lena Prima, Robin Barnes


Exercise, cook, volunteer


Kir Royale and red zinfandel

Angelica Harris, 17 STUDENT, GOLFER

Angelica Harris is an award-winning scholar and golfer who founded Angelica’s Angels to teach golf and life skills at the Chartwell Center, a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Despite her own difficulties with dyslexia, the Harvey native became a National Honor Society Scholar and Beta Club member. She attended Louise S. McGehee School from nursery school to 10th grade before deciding to be homeschooled in order to dedicate more time to her life-long passion: golf. A golfer since the age of 4, Harris was named the 2013 | The TimesPicayune All Metro Golfer and the 2014 First Tee of Greater New Orleans Player of the Year. She currently competes on the United States Specialty Sports Association, Arrowhead and Kelly Gibson Junior Tours. Between the putting green and her books, Harris teaches weekly classes on golf, character, education and healthy habits to autistic children at the Chartwell Center. She plans to continue studying, playing golf and performing community service. “My ultimate goal is to finish college and to help kids who struggle with learning disabilities like I did,” she says. — DENA MARKS

BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

FAVORITE NEW ALBUM: 1989 by Taylor Swift


WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR OFF TIME? Volunteer at innercity schools

Megan Holt, 34


Megan Holt spearheads community literacy programs in New Orleans. When she got her doctorate in English in 2013, she realized she could use the degree to improve quality of life for illiterate New Orleanians. BOOK CURRENTLY READING: “I got involved with Song of Solomon community literacy projects, by Toni Morrison and that led me to get on the FAVORITE NEW ALBUM: board of the Young Leadership Viper’s Drag by Henry Butler Council’s (YLC) One Book One New Orleans project FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: The Radiators and the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans,” says FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Crabby Jack’s and Clancy’s Holt, a native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. WHAT DO YOU DO Under her leadership, One IN YOUR OFF TIME? Hang out with my 2-year-old Book One New Orleans won son Jefferson. YLC Project of the Year, and COCKTAILS OR BEER? Holt won YLC Volunteer of the Cocktails Year. She also serves as a board member for the Lower 9th Ward Street Library. “Literacy skills help lower crime and poverty rates, ensure a greater voter turnout — everything we struggle with in our city is in some way tied to literacy,” Holt says. “The power to read can change your life.” She has a clear-cut goal: “I would love to see New Orleans’ functional illiteracy rate drop by 5 percent in the next 10 years.” — MISSY WILKINSON


BOOK CURRENTLY READING: All God’s Children by Fox Butterfield


FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: Tank & the Bangas

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Dreamy Weenies, High Hat Cafe


Hang out with friends, explore the city, garden




Benjamin Marcovitz, 36

With experience as a teacher at St. Mary’s Academy and training from the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, Benjamin Marcovitz BOOK CURRENTLY READING: returned to New Orleans postThe Road to Character Hurricane Katrina to a shattered by David Brooks education system. In 2008 he FAVORITE NEW ALBUM: helped establish New Orleans Hit n Run by Prince Charter Science and Math FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: Academy and lead it as principal Allen Toussaint to quick, dramatic success. In 2012, Marcovitz took the FAVORITE RESTAURANT: The Galley helm of Collegiate Academies, a network of New Orleans WHAT DO YOU DO open-admission charter high IN YOUR OFF TIME? Engage with my family schools credited with sending and children. 98 percent of its graduates COCKTAILS OR BEER? to college and 71 percent of Beer its students with disabilities to college — double the state average. “A huge motivator for me is my first child, my daughter with significant special needs,” Marcovitz says. “What I want to see is for her to be treated with the same expectations and demands as someone without special needs. “My ultimate goal is to show everyone who doubts that any human being can radically transform their world. In fact, it is possible, it is an imperative and the greatest joy I have in life is being able to talk about that fact with children.” — FRANK ETHERIDGE



Play tennis and piano, travel


herself “a scholar of racial violence,” specializing in the Midwest. She considers it her duty to teach beyond academia and says she relishes speaking to community groups. Harris says incidents like the shooting of teenager Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri and the Black Lives Matter movement make her work more relevant than ever. “It’s an honor to be able to speak about these things, but they’re such heinous events to make your research relevant in the present,” she says. She’s currently working on Prairie Fires, a book about 1960s urban unrest in cities like Omaha, Cincinnati and Milwaukee. “My ultimate goal is to keep on the path that I’m on, to instruct students to be thoughtful and engaged global citizens, to continue to research issues that inspire me and that make a difference in the world,” she says. — ANNA GACA

Imagine the list of specialists needed to combat an aggressive case of cancer in the head or neck. A medical doctor who can chart a treatment plan. A dentist who can manipulate your jaw, teeth and gums. A microvascular surgeon skilled in reconstruction and restoring patients to full function. In New Orleans, you can find all that experience in one man, Dr. Beomjune Kim. Kim is a congenial and curious doctor. His intense specialization allows him to offer comprehensive

care to patients. “My main interest is head and neck cancer and head and neck reconstruction,” Kim says. “I don’t only focus on taking cancer out, but also I’d like to reconstruct the patients to where they were before surgery, before they had cancer.” Louisiana has a high rate of oral cancer, and overall, more than 60 percent of patients with head or neck cancer survive. “They deserve to have a better quality of life,” Kim says. “The level of satisfaction is greater because eventually they get to look like what they looked like before surgery.” Kim embraces new technology, such as virtual surgical planning and medical modeling, while hoping for advancements such as tissue engineering. Kim says his ultimate goal is “to develop not only as a surgeon but also a good researcher and good doctor.” — CATE ROOT PAGE 26



Experiencing God by Henry and Richard Blackaby and Claude King

Scholar Ashley Howard has a unique perspective on African-American history and a commitment to engaging the public in conversations about race, violence and historical perspectives. Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, Howard devoured books about African-Americans, but found few about her part of the country. “The thing that drew me to the history that I study was that the stuff in the history book was very distinct from the history I was interested in,” she says. Now director of African and African-American studies at Loyola University New Orleans, Howard calls




As the youngest faculty member of Delgado Community College’s culinary arts program, Eric J. Mark teaches core classes and serves as mentor to aspiring young chefs in cooking competitions. Mark learned the restaurant business by washing dishes as a 14-year-old and working his way to new positions. After stints in renowned restaurants such as Prejean’s Restaurant in Lafayette, Mark attained a culinary degree at Delgado Community College and soon was hired to join its faculty. As an instructor, he combines his restaurant and classroom experiences to help students learn the cooking and business sides of restaurants. Mark developed the curriculum for the Culinary Arts Certificate Program of the Louisiana Technical College system. He mentors Delgado students in cooking competitions and works with youth at the nonprofit job-training program at Cafe Reconcile as well as special education students in Jefferson Parish. “I’d like to continue my education and focus on teaching,” he says. — WILL COVIELLO

BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Cuisine & Culture: A History of Food and People by Linda Civitello

FAVORITE NEW ALBUM: Tin Star by Lindi Ortega


FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Brigtsen’s Restaurant


I love to get outdoors and go kayaking and things like that.

COCKTAILS OR BEER? Czechvar beer

Yelena Zaitseva McCloskey, 29




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At 14 years old, Yelena Zaitseva McCloskey packed her bags for the U.S. and left Kazakhstan to begin a student exchange program. She landed in Shakopee, Minnesota. “You could barely find it on a map,” she says. She was selected among 3,000 students to receive the scholarship as part of the Soros Foundation and Rotary Secondary School exchange program, which allowed her to live with three families throughout the year. She graduated high school at age 15 and graduated from Pennsylvania’s Franklin & Marshall College at 20 after studying in Bulgaria and Germany. She worked as an auditor at Ernst & Young in BOOK CURRENTLY READING: New York for a year after graduating, transferred Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis to Moscow, then returned to the U.S. to receive FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: her Master of Business Administration degree Trombone Shorty from UCLA. & Orleans Avenue “I’d always been a big numbers person,” she FAVORITE RESTAURANT: says. “My favorite classes were mathematics. Commander’s Palace … Everything seems so logical. … The banking WHAT DO YOU DO industry overall, it’s so dynamic. Every day is a IN YOUR OFF TIME? new day. You always need to learn to adjust. Play tennis, see live music. I’m also passionate about providing economic opportunity to communities.” After completing an 18-month development program under Citigroup, McCloskey was promoted to the banking company’s vice president of Citi Treasury Investments at age 26. She now is vice president of deposits product management at IberiaBank, creating and overseeing programs like Bank at Work, which extends the benefits given to corporate accounts to employees of those account holders, from loan assistance to mortgages. She moved to New Orleans in March 2014 with her husband, who introduced her to the city six months after they started dating. She’s a big fan of live music — her family is made up of pianists. “There’s so much to do,” she says of New Orleans. “It’s astonishing how much the city has grown and changed.” — ALEX WOODWARD

Crystal D. McDonald, 34 CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, GOTOINTERVIEW; go2interview; @go2interview;

Crystal McDonald is changing the way businesses hire workers while also giving jobseekers the platform they need to reach employers. She and her husband Todd created GoToInterview to address the hiring challenges they experienced as fast food franchise owners. The company is a web-based employment service that saves employers and jobseekers the resources typically spent on a first interview. Employers post questionnaires online, and candidates respond. Through a partnership with Job1, the company offers prospective employees assistance in refining their responses to interview questionnaires and shows them how to market their skills. “We want to literally transform the way employers and jobseekers think about the hiring process,” McDonald says. The entrepreneur also is active in the community, serves as vice president of the Women’s Professional Council, is on the Contemporary Arts Center Audience Advisory Committee and is an advisor for the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans. — KATE WATSON

BOOK CURRENTLY READING: The Clock of the Long Now: Time & Responsibility by Stewart Brand



Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd




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FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Dooky Chase and Irene’s Cuisine


Nothing makes me happier than spending time with my husband and 2-year-old son. The days that we cook, play, or explore together are my best days.

COCKTAILS OR BEER? Cocktails, of course.



Trixie Minx, 34

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Trixie Minx — founder of Fleur de Tease and co-founder of Creole Sweet Tease burlesque shows — is at the forefront of New Orleans’ modern burlesque scene. Minx is quick to call burlesque’s growth in popularity over the past 10 years a collaborative effort. “There’s not just one ‘Queen,’” she says. “There’s a huge focus on the individual, and it’s important to me people look at the whole as well.” Minx produces and stars in burlesque shows such as Fleur de Tease and Creole Sweet Tease throughout New Orleans. Her admission-free Burlesque Ballroom show at the Royal Sonesta Hotel is credited with helping to bring burlesque back to Bourbon Street. The productions may vary in theme and setup, but Minx says they all “pay homage to the living legends who laid the groundwork” for modern burlesque. An advocate for the local arts culture in New Orleans, Minx currently is working to get health coverage for burlesque performers through the New Orleans Musicians Clinic & Assistance Foundation. — KATE WATSON



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That’s not a fair question in a city that is literally made of music.



Catch up with friends over coffee, cocktails and cheese or take my puppy to the dog park.


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Megan Mouton, 32

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BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell


GoGo Juice by Jon Cleary


FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Vincent’s Italian Cuisine (St. Charles Avenue)


Anything outdoors, softball, jogging. And Netflix.


As a commander in the NOPD’s 2nd District, Paul Noel is spearheading reforms to the way the department handles sexual assault cases. The department’s Special Victims Section came under fire in 2014 after the city Inspector General found dysfunction, mismanagement and more within the department. NOPD appointed Noel to head the newly formed Sex Crimes Special Task Force and reinvestigate 360 cases originally reported between 2011 and 2014.

Noel says he has high expectations for himself and the four officers assigned to the task force. First and foremost, he says, he wants the unit to help victims — and he doesn’t want the reforms to stop at New Orleans. “My goal is for the New Orleans Police Department to serve as a model for law enforcement agencies across the country in the way they investigate and interact with victims of sexual assault,” Noel says. He has an impressive background to call upon. He earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from Loyola University New Orleans and graduated from the FBI National Academy, the DEA’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy and the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Program. Noel regularly lectures at Tulane University and teaches ethics in criminal justice classes at the University of Phoenix. — KATE WATSON

Michele Oelking, 39


Michele Oelking’s academic and life-coach counseling efforts are successfully helping at-risk Tulane University students, including those with learning difficulties, to overcome obstacles. Her cutting-edge approach is increasing student retention and earned her the President’s Staff Excellence Award from Tulane in 2012. Oelking works with students to help them set their goals, as well as understand what might be standing in their way — all in a neutral place and without pressures from parents and teachers. She uses neurologically based strategies, while getting the students to focus on their strengths and identify ways to overcome their obstacles. For example, in people with ADHD, interests and motivation are closely related, so she helps students connect those dots. She also believes in what she calls “body doubles,” or students who help each other, such as a roommate who will help a student get up in exchange for assistance in subjects with which they need help. She also urges accountability by setting up weekly activities and leaving it to students to gradually take responsibility for moving the meetings forward. “There is such an emphasis on metrics in education and often the human element is overlooked,” she says. “I think we really need to rethink education and some of our approaches to it.” — LAURA RICKS PAGE 30


Megan Mouton became an entrepreneur when she found a form of entertainment in Europe that she hadn’t seen in Louisiana and opened the first live escape game venue in BOOK CURRENTLY READING: New Orleans. Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Before Doyle Melton launching that FAVORITE TWITTER ACCOUNT: business, Mouton @mattbellassai worked as a vice-president at FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: Better than Ezra Event Rental for five years. On a FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Brigtsen’s Restaurant visit to London in September WHAT DO YOU DO 2014, she IN YOUR OFF TIME? experienced her Hang out with my husband and daughter. first live escape game in which COCKTAILS OR BEER? participants are Mocktails (she’s pregnant locked in a room with twins) and have 60 minutes to break out using puzzle pieces, logic, keys and codes to find the exit. Upon returning to the U.S., she thought the experience would be popular in New Orleans and opened her first location in January. She already is opening a second location near her original spot. “We are adding three additional experiences,” Mouton says. “This gives us the ability to have a larger repeat customer base. With five total rooms, we can accommodate 43 people per time slot which is perfect for large corporate teambuilding groups.” — DENA MARKS

Paul Michael Noel, 39



Holly-Anne Palmer, 32


Broadway producer Holly-Anne Palmer launched two theatrical companies with shows that have been seen by more than 2 million people worldwide. When the Broadway South tax credit program brought Palmer to New Orleans in 2009, she planned to a stay a month, but found an atmosphere conducive to creative experimentation in the Crescent City. “Because it is less expensive here, we can try things and fail,” she says. In 2010, Palmer re-envisioned a show in New Orleans she originally had produced in New York: Wine Lovers — The Musical. “The audience has, like, six glasses of wine,” she says. “Everyone is hammered at the end.” The musical has played to 2 million people, including audiences on four cruise ships. Its headquarters are in New Orleans, as are the offices for Palmer’s other company, Happy Hour Entertainment, which has several cocktail-based comedy productions. “We want to kick off the Wine Lovers tour in New Orleans in the fall, and we are trying to get onto a cruise ship based out of New Orleans for 2016,” Palmer says. “We have been here seven years, and every year we grow by 30 to 40 percent. The company is based here, so all the money goes back to Louisiana.” — MISSY WILKINSON

BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson


Anything by Saint Bernadette or Angela McCluskey


Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Muriel’s Jackson Square, Dick & Jenny’s


Host parties, hit up live music venues, travel with my husband and stepson, hang out at my dear friend Oliver Manhattan’s parlor on St. Claude Avenue testing out new cocktails and costumes, volunteer as the New Orleans Cub Scout Pack 48 event leader — my stepson is a Bear Scout this year.


Definitely a cocktail queen.”


Jonathan Rhodes, 36



A busy three-day span last week for Jonathan Rhodes shows his dedication to improving life in Louisiana. On Monday, he was at Children’s Hospital to provide legal counsel for children vulnerable to “health-harming legal issues” (asthma from substandard housing, for example) in partnership with LCJC, the nonprofit Rhodes has led as executive director for the past two years. During his leadership, the center has roughly doubled its services, now reaching 15,000 people annually in Louisiana’s 64 parishes. After work Tuesday, Rhodes joined leaders of neighborhood organizations to discuss neighborhoodlevel solutions to the city’s crime problem. He visited a senior center in Central City Wednesday as part of LCJC’s program to help low-income elderly residents navigate estate planning and wills. “I’m motivated by a desire to serve my community,” Rhodes says. “I’m fortunate I’m able to do that through my job, using my background as a lawyer to help promote social justice. Friends and family are helpful enough to allow me time to volunteer for causes outside of my job.” — FRANK ETHERIDGE

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Spend time with family, renovate houses, volunteer



“I might be the only half-Cajun, halfGuatemalan female architect that you will ever meet,” says Amanda Rivera, adding she always knew what she wanted to do and loves creating spaces for people so that they can carry on their “mission.” Rivera says she was naturally drawn to architecture, going back to when she was 13 and realized she was probably way too old to be playing with Legos. Though architecture is a field dominated by men, Rivera says she’s had great mentors along the way, including one of her firm’s founding partners, Allen Eskew. He made her the “co-pilot” on one of the city’s most recent high-profile additions to the landscape, Crescent Park along the Mississippi River in Bywater and Marigny, a job that became more intense when Eskew died unexpectedly during the project. Rivera said it took “150 percent” over several years to complete the park, but she considers that kind of open space for residents to be one of the city’s greatest assets. “I don’t view architecture as work, I view it as a lifestyle,” she says. “There’s a saying that architects don’t retire, and that even when they’ve left a job, they still keep drawing. I’m never going to say I’ve had enough. It’s part of me.” — LAURA RICKS

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Travel, paint, plan for the next costume opportunity



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Camping at the beach or lakefront


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Minnesota native Michael Schachtman moved to New Orleans to attend Loyola University’s College of Law, drawn to the program’s distinguished history of training activist attorneys. After graduating and making a home for himself in the city, Schachtman worked toward his current role in the Access to Justice Department of the Louisiana State Bar Association, where he helped initiate the Lawyers in Libraries program, bringing free legal assistance through public libraries in every parish. A dog lover, he established the New Orleans Bulldog Rescue five years ago to keep canines out of shelters, and also to help victims of domestic violence deal with family dogs as the survivors transitions into a new situation. The group recently added an new initiative, the Bully Care Brigade, which brings dogs to visit residents in nursing homes. “What keeps me motivated is that I feel very lucky to have the ability to go to school for law,” Schachtman says. “Now I have to pay it forward and have discovered a natural source of energy and enthusiasm, both personally and professionally, to devote my time and energy to things I care about.” — FRANK ETHERIDGE




Jeffrey Schwarz created Broad Community Connections to help develop a 15-block commercial and residential corridor in Mid-City with an eye toward improving the whole community. A New Orleans native, Schwartz examined development on Broad Street as part of a practicum requirement while attaining BOOK CURRENTLY READING: a master’s degree in urban planning at The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by MIT, and compiled a report on the Broad Michael Chabon Street corridor while on a New Orleans City Hall Mayoral Fellowship in the Office of FAVORITE NEW ALBUM: Gasa Gasa Live Economic Development. by Lost Bayou Ramblers In 2008, he founded Broad Community Connections to develop the corridor. Rather FAVORITE TWITTER ACCOUNT: than focusing on a single initiative such @CityLab as health or food access, the nonprofit FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: organization takes a holistic approach to Sweet Crude development. Schwartz sits on the board of FAVORITE RESTAURANT: the ReFresh Project, which brings together a Shaya diverse range of businesses and organizations at 300 N. Broad St. including Whole Foods WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR OFF TIME? Market, Tulane University’s Goldring Center for Lately I’ve been building Culinary Medicine, FirstLine Schools’ central bookshelves and renovating offices and Liberty’s Kitchen, a restaurant my house. that offers job training to at-risk youth, and a COCKTAILS OR BEER? teaching farm. Sour beers and tiki drinks “I’d like to continue to develop a model of real estate development that enables longterm community development programming,” Schwartz says. “I’d also love to continue to work on new infrastructure and resiliency projects, such as improving the transit system in the city and region and playing a role in having the city adopt the Urban Water Plan.” — WILL COVIELLO


Erin Seidemann, 35



After more than a decade among the small percentage of female aviators worldwide, Erin Seidemann chronicled her triumphs and challenges as a woman in a male-dominated field with her debut memoir, Postcards from the Sky: Adventures of an Aviatrix, being released this month. As a licensed pilot flying Orion, her BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Cessna 172SP, Seidemann encountered The Pilot’s Operating many struggles during her adventures as Handbook for the Piper Seneca a female pilot. A lover of travel, Seidemann got a thrill seeing various landscapes from FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: the perspective of a private plane, a feeling Anything with lots of brass that helped propel her past nay-sayers and FAVORITE RESTAURANT: chauvinists and ultimately drove her to write K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen a book about it to inspire other women to join her in her passion. WHAT DO YOU DO Seidemann appreciates how much can be IN YOUR OFF TIME? Mostly, I fly. When I can’t seen from the altitude of a small plane and fly, I run, read and enjoy the how different it is from the limited visuals a lakefront where I live. passenger sees during a commercial flight. She supports programs such as the Civil Air COCKTAILS OR BEER? Fruity cocktails Patrol that have youth programs in which kids can join as cadets and get introduced to aviation for free. When she’s not working, Seidemann is an avid runner, blogger and globe trotter. She recently upgraded her aircraft to a Piper Seneca. “The thing about flying is it’s about getting a bigger airplane,” she says. “You always want the next thing. It is a lifelong addiction.” — ANDREA BLUMENSTEIN

Amy Sins, 38


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FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: Jeremy Davenport, St. Augustine High School’s Marching 100 band



I’m teaching myself to paint, but my real hobby is work, because I love my jobs.


Renaissance woman Amy Sins is a business owner, chef, farmer and radio host. After Hurricane Katrina, Sins seized a chance to follow a longtime dream. She left a sales career to open Langlois, a “dinner party-meetsrestaurant,” where guests socialize and learn to cook alongside staff in the kitchen. The format, she says, was

inspired by childhood memories of her parents’ dinner parties at their cattle farm in Ascension Parish. In the past year, Sins has gotten in touch with another kind of roots by creating an urban farm in the 9th Ward. Sins shares staff between operations and says it cultivates a team atmosphere. “When my guests come in and they’re having collard greens, I can say that myself, my waitress, my dishwasher — we grew this. It makes the food even more personal,” she says. Sins also co-owns the New Orleans Jazz Quarters bed and breakfast and hosts WRBH’s New Orleans By Mouth, a weekly radio show about food in New Orleans. — ANNA GACA



BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides


Songs of God and Whiskey by the Airborne Toxic Event

FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs



Spend as much time with my family as possible and fish with my brother.


Cocktails after work and beers for the game.


Isabella Tancredi, aka DJ Bella, began spinning at 13 and books gigs from New Orleans throughout the Gulf BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Coast, Alabama and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Florida while expanding her creative talents to FAVORITE TWITTER ACCOUNT: include modeling and @porterrobinson acting. Next summer, she’s taking her DJ set FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Rock-n-Sake to Europe. After assisting a DJ WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR OFF TIME? in Mississippi, Tancredi Sketching, traveling and was inspired to acquire seeking out new music her own equipment and blossomed into her music personality: DJ Bella. Tancredi began performing theater and Irish dance at the age of 5 and attributes her developing stage presence to these early performances. She made her film debut in Impact Earth with Tom Berenger and looks forward to continuing to seek out new creative roles. The DJ spends her free time watching YouTube and listening to SoundCloud and other music websites, and she also draws and sketches. Recently Tancredi began modeling and mixing music for runway shows. Though her talents create some career options, Tancredi says she plans to attend college, where she is considering studying music production, international business or illustration and animation. “I want to be happy with what I do,” she says. “I love sharing my talent with people.” — ANDREA BLUMENSTEIN

Christine Vinson serves as the newly elected president of Vinson Guard Service, one of the largest privately owned security companies in the United States. Vinson made her way through the ranks of the company her grandfather founded in 1963 and first served at Vinson Guard’s Baton Rouge branch. But she missed New Orleans and transferred to the city’s offices in 2001, working alongside her father, company President Joseph D. Vinson Jr. In August, the company’s board of directors elected Christine, a security officer licensed by the state of Louisiana, as president. She says she will continue to promote the guard service within the community and emphasizes that the company’s employees are crucial to its continued success. Christine is a member of the Junior League of New Orleans, is on the board of directors for Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans and serves on the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners. “I really think it’s important for local business owners to have crime awareness,” she says. — KATE WATSON


As general counsel for the Louisiana Press Association and an attorney who has represented news organizations like The Lens and The Advocate, Scott Sternberg has found a “niche practice.” “I call it media and open government,” he says. Sternberg — a 2006 journalism graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and a 2010 graduate of LSU’s Law School — is an attorney for Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer and also BOOK CURRENTLY READING: teaches First Amendment and media law With the Old Breed: at Loyola. At Peleliu and Okinawa by Eugene Sledge “Government accountability, the idea of libel and privacy, open records, open government FAVORITE TWITTER ACCOUNT: — those are things I deal with in my practice @beingNOLA, @skooks and in the classroom,” he says. “The cases I FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: really enjoy are the cases that are somewhat Robin Barnes, Flow Tribe high-profile, in that we’re helping people. … It feels good, No. 1, because we’re helping FAVORITE RESTAURANT: La Boca the client, but we’ve also done something good for community — open government is WHAT DO YOU DO good government. … I think people trust the IN YOUR OFF TIME? Volunteer with YLC, go to government more when they know what’s the zoo with 2-year-old son going on.” George, watch New Orleans Sternberg became interested in law while Pelicans games working at LSU’s Reveille newspaper and at a nonprofit organization in Washington D.C. where he did legal work for students and become interested in students’ rights and open government issues. He also serves on the board of directors for the Young Leadership Council and often represents people working in politics. “My third favorite day is the close of qualifying for the Louisiana election,” he says. “That’s when you get to see who’s running for what and start speculating.” He also is active on Twitter (@slslsu) and praises the New Orleans’ Twitterverse for its watchdog eye on government. “A Twitter community that cares about government accountability,” he says. “I like when those people give me a hard time.” The Louisiana State Bar Association awarded Sternberg the 2015 Stephen T. Victory Memorial Award, and he serves on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Council and the Federal Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Board. — ALEX WOODWARD

Isabella Tancredi aka DJ Bella, 16




Kent Wascom, 29



Kent Wascom is writing a six-book set of historical novels that cover the time period from the Louisiana Purchase to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The first in the series — and his debut novel — The Blood of Heaven, won the 2012 fiction prize from the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Literary Festival and found its way to many A Little Life by Hanya Yanigahara notable publications’ best-of-2013 lists. His 2015 follow-up, Secessia, received rave FAVORITE NEW ALBUM: reviews from Publishers Weekly and The The Duke of Burgundy Washington Post. by Cat’s Eyes Wascom is humble about being an FAVORITE TWITTER ACCOUNT: acclaimed novelist. Paraphrasing Barry @nolacampanella Hannah, he says, “If the team is Southern Letters, then I’m very happy to be there.” FAVORITE LOCAL BAND: Helen Gillet Juxtaposing icons such as Richard Wright and Flannery O’Connor with contemporary FAVORITE RESTAURANT: writers like David Armand and Jesmyn Meauxbar Ward, Wascom says, “One can’t help but feel WHAT DO YOU DO anything but pride to be a part of all of this. IN YOUR OFF TIME? ... It’s something that’s worth preserving, Read, cook, rant. that actually is an identity, and that we’re COCKTAILS OR BEER? really lucky in that way to have that identity.” NOLA Blonde, bourbon, Displaying the sort of ambition you’d red wine, daiquiris, expect from someone planning a six-novel Pernod, Herbsaint cycle, Wascom says, “From here I want to keep working. I want to finish this project that I set out to do, and to do some justice to the history of the Gulf Coast.” — CATE ROOT



LJ Young went beyond his job description to be a mentor for men re-entering the community after their incarceration. As quality assurance manager at the sheriff’s office, Young is responsible for budgeting, auditing and compliance. But he felt he could do more for inmates in the re-entry program, so he helped them learn trades and line up jobs upon their release. “I see a lot of people my age in here that are doing the exact opposite BOOK CURRENTLY READING: of what I’m doing,” he says. “It’s not You Can, You Will: because they’re bad people, they just 8 Undeniable Qualities of made bad decisions. I had one guy who a Winner by Joel Osteen said he wanted to be an engineer, but FAVORITE TWITTER ACCOUNT: he hadn’t even received a high school @BenjaminSWatson diploma. It would have been easy to laugh at him. … He ended up going to FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Commander’s Palace Delgado; he just enrolled in Tulane.” Outside the sheriff’s office, Young WHAT DO YOU DO operates his own consulting business, IN YOUR OFF TIME? Spend time with my family Crescent City Business Solutions. He finds spiritual relief by playing piano as minister of music at Hosanna Fellowship Church. “My ultimate long-term goal is to help people in urban communities receive better quality education in New Orleans,” Young says. “Research shows the better the education, the better the outcome.” — ANNA GACA

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Cure for pain For many doctors, narcotics are the default choice for pain management. But other options exist. By Kat Stromquist


doctors are reluctant to rely on nonnarcotic medicine like acetaminophen or alternative therapies like acupuncture or massage. In the long term, Norris says, narcotic medications actually interfere with the body’s ability to stave off pain. “What ultimately happens with prolonged use of pain meds [is] your body stops making endorphins and your pain threshold decreases, so the slightest amount of pain is very excruciating for you,” she says. Dr. Richard Mestayer, director of the Springfield Wellness Center, says opiates are most effective when used short-term (less than six weeks). He advises against their use for chronic pain issues and says they should not be used by patients who are predisposed to addiction. Mestayer says it’s not always possible to know about these factors in advance. “[There are] a lot of reasons people get addicted,” Mestayer says. “Maybe they have an injury and get on pain meds, and maybe for them for some reason — genetic or otherwise — a perfect storm occurs. In a year or two you’re really taking a lot, and your doctors are getting nervous ... and you start taking something cheaper like heroin.” Wetsman says some of this pre-existing vulnerability has to do with naturally low levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the mid-brain. Dopamine affects the way the brain interprets rewards and can be lowered by genetic patterns and chronic stress. His treatment program uses both medical and social intervention to elevate dopamine to normal levels, which discourages relapses. At Townsend, Wetsman offers ongoing chronic disease management as well as treatment for addiction to pain medication. The program centers around brain

science as well as therapies like 12-step programs, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. “We look at the biological component that most people ignore,” he says. For patients who are concerned about using pain medications, Wetsman suggests assessing quality-of-life factors to determine risk. “For chronic pain treatments, you should see the person getting better functionally,” he says. “If functioning isn’t improving, there’s something wrong with the care.” Most doctors agree that the best way to avoid dependence on pain medication is to avoid using it entirely. For conditions like lower back pain, which affects 80

percent of adults at some point in their lives, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) reports, there are many non-narcotic treatments available, including hot and cold packs, bed rest, physical therapy and over-thecounter medications. Be aware that hospitals may have pre-existing protocols that default to prescribing narcotics. Ask your doctor about alternative ways to manage pain, such as breathing techniques or nonaddictive, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Aleve or Advil. And if you do become dependent on a drug, seek formal treatment as soon as you can.


ain management is one of medicine’s more challenging aspects. Patients with acute and chronic pain and their doctors face complex considerations, ranging from the subjectivity of pain and legal issues surrounding narcotics prescriptions to addiction and overdose. Narcotic pain medications (opiates like Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin) carry a great risk; according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioid addiction and overdose deaths have increased 400 percent in the past 15 years. “[In this decade], people got reintroduced to opiates because of medicine and pain treatment,” says Dr. Howard Wetsman, chief medical officer at Townsend Addiction Treatment Center. “[The problem is that] opiates are not good pain medicine.” Wetsman is part of an increasingly vocal group of critics who are standing up against opiates as a preferred treatment for pain. According to psychotherapist Paula Norris of Springfield Wellness Center in Springfield, Louisiana, hospitals aren’t always good at handling this issue. In her work with patients who have become dependent on narcotic pain medication, she finds that hospitalestablished standards of care aren’t designed to reduce addiction risk. “There’s some evidence that the standard of care has become: If you operate on somebody, you give them a narcotic for their pain,” she says. “[If] the doctor does not prescribe, they aren’t using the standard.” Doctors rely on standards to ensure conformity of care among physicians, but standardized use of narcotics for pain is interfering with case-by-case judgment calls. When opiate prescriptions are encouraged after certain procedures,


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Sisters and Lucy Rose coowners Kaitlyn Alvarez (left) and Lindsay Alvarez Laws offer home decor and women’s apparel at their boutique. P H O T O B Y C H ER Y L G ER B ER

bags and artsy jewelry ranging from cuff bracelets and tassel necklaces anchored by glossy stones to golden ear climbers. The home and interiors portion of the boutique is furnished with gold leaf-embellished abstract paintings by local artists, patterned throw pillows, antique-style votive holders and Louisiana-inspired picture frames made from oyster shells. Lucy Rose has the essentials for hosting a dinner party, including gilded glassware, coasters and colorful cocktail napkins emblazoned with cheeky quotes such as “This wine is making me awesome.” With their expertise in fashion and design, Alvarez and Laws are able to help customers assemble outfits and find unique treasures for their home. Their friendly, hands-on approach helped build a devoted clientele that includes locals and tourists, many of whom shop on the Lucy Rose website after they leave New Orleans. Business is good, and the sisters plan to open a second store, despite their busy lives (Laws is the mother of a toddler and Alvarez is planning her springtime wedding). “There’s always going to be something,” Alvarez says of the timing for opening a second store. “But you can’t hold back when an opportunity is in front of you.”


by Missy Wilkinson

Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe (209 Harrison Ave., 504-267-5083; recently launched an online store and offers complimentary gift wrapping for the holidays. Customers can order online and pick up wrapped toys at the store. Customers also can buy toys to donate to the New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter, which has partnered with Little Pnuts.

Through Wednesday, Nov. 4, Kool Smiles (6 Westside Shopping Center, Gretna, 504-2645307; 2222 Clearview Parkway, Metairie, 504535-4179; 3507 Gentilly Blvd., 504-717-4400; will exchange children’s Halloween candy for toys. The candy will be sent via Operation Troop Treats to soldiers serving overseas.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 4, NOLA Motorsports Park (11075 Nicoley Blvd., Avondale, 504-302-4875; hosts the Chevrolet Find New Roads trip. Five new vehicles will be introduced at the free event, and there will be fundraising activities, giveaways and food.

Uptown Messenger (www.uptownmessenger. com) has launched an online shop selling logo T-shirts and mugs. Publiq House (4528 Freret St., 504-826-9912; celebrates its fifth anniversary and hosts a happy hour and pop-up shop by Uptown Messenger from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.


ucy Rose (3318 Magazine Street; 504-895-0444; www. stands out in a bustling shopping district with its affordable collection of women’s clothing and home decor items. The bright, spacious shop is owned and operated by two sisters, born nine years apart — Kaitlyn Alvarez and Lindsay Alvarez Laws. “We’ve always wanted to open a store together,” says Alvarez, the younger sister, who graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in fashion merchandising. “We just never knew how or when.” With the help of family and friends who work in fashion retail, the sisters opened Lucy Rose as a clothing boutique in 2013. A year later, they added a large home and interiors section, where Laws — an interior designer — puts her expertise into play. The name Lucy Rose is a combination of Laws’ nickname, Lucy, and Alvarez’s middle name, Rose. As for apparel, Lucy Rose is stocked with classic items and on-trend pieces like cape jackets, kaleidoscopic flare pants and modstyle shift dresses. Alvarez notes that bold floral patterns are popular this season, defying the assumption that flower prints are only for spring. “There are flowers in the fall, too. It’s not just leaves,” Alvarez says, laughing. Watercolor patterns, which Alvarez describes as wearable works of art, are also in vogue. Other items hanging from the racks include faux fur vests, silky blouses and rompers. One section of the store hosts a display of swanky New Orleans Saints game day T-shirts, ankle booties, clutch




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Italian, dressed

Chef Nick Lama reinterprets the Italian canon. By Helen Freund

Viking invasion

so sharing an additional entree afterward wouldn’t be unthinkable. However, portion sizes vary from dish to dish, and one would be hard-pressed to finish the short-rib lasagna and still come away wanting more. Served under a bubbling bechamel cap, the dish delivers classic cold-weather comfort, packing layers of sauteed mushrooms, thick sheets of chewy pasta and deeply earthy short rib ragu. It’s a good idea to consult a server about portion size before ordering. A dish of pumpkin ravioli bathed in brown butter and sprinkled with ricotta salata was shockingly skimpy in comparison. Linguine with clams lacked depth. Though the clams were plentiful, the dominant flavors of white wine and garlic overpowered some of the more delicate, saline aspects of the dish. Desserts fare well here, in particular the chocolate and espresso budino, a close replica of its French counterpart, pot de creme. The thick, inky chocolate cream carries coffee notes strong enough to render an after-dinner espresso unnecessary. Even better, though, are accompanying pistachio biscotti — with a strong anise aroma — that put a sea of stale knockoffs to shame. Overall, Lama delivers on his promise to serve regional Italian fare. There’s no shortage of creativity behind the kitchen doors, and as the seasons change, it will be fun to see what the chef does next. Email Helen Freund at

Chef Nick Lama focuses on Italian cuisine at his Uptown restaurant. PHOTO BY C H ER Y L G ER B ER

what Avo


5908 Magazine St., (504) 509-6550;


dinner Mon.-Sat.

how much expensive

what works

charred octopus, short rib lasagne

what doesn’t

pasta portion sizes are inconsistent, linguine with clams lacks depth

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regional Italian cuisine in a modern Uptown setting

Cookbook author and acclaimed Nordic chef Magnus Nilsson hosts a Dinner Lab ( event in New Orleans Nov. 17. The event is part of a six-city tour celebrating Nordic food and culture and promoting the release of Nilsson’s tome to the food movement, The Nordic Cookbook (Phaidon). Nilsson is the chef at Sweden’s Faviken ( and one of a growing number of chef disciples of the Nordic, or “new Nordic,” movement, which includes Chef Rene Redzepi of Copenhagen’s Noma ( The hyperlocal cuisine places a strong emphasis on foraging ingredients and Old World techniques such as pickling, drying and smoking. New Orleans is the fourth stop on Nilsson’s tour. Besides a general meet and greet with the chef, who will discuss the processes used in his cookbook and the highlights of Nordic cuisine, the dinner will feature a fivecourse menu prepared by Norwegian chef Christopher Haatuft. Dinner Lab recently dropped its membership requirement, and reservations for the dinner can be made on its website. Like other meals in its nomadic dining club format, the location of the dinner is kept secret and guests are notified of the place the day before the event. The Nordic dinner costs $175 and includes food, beverages and a signed copy of Nilsson’s book. — HELEN FREUND

Jack of all trades

Uptown coffee shop Manhattanjack (4939 Prytania St., 504-897-5551; www. now serves lunch. In addition to buttermilk drops and breakfast pastries, the cafe offers sandwiches with ingredients the chefs make in-house, including the bread. The menu features a baked smoked salmon club, made with Nueske’s bacon and lemon-caper aioli; a Reuben made with house-brined corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on rye bread; and a grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich with apricot-raspberry jam. Owners Jack Petronella and Coleman Jernigan opened the coffee shop in 2012.


he great-grandson of Sicilian immigrants, chef Nick Lama pays tribute to his heritage in more ways than one at his restaurant Avo, which opened earlier this year in the Uptown spot that once housed Martinique Bistro. The restaurant’s name means “ancestor” in Italian, and there are large black-and-white photographs of Lama’s grandparents covering the walls of the cool-toned main dining room. And of course, everything on the menu — from the food to the wine list — is Italian. But rather than open another Creole-Italian joint, Lama — who was formerly chef de cuisine at Gautreau’s — serves regional Italian cuisine in a fine-dining format. There are undeniably rustic touches, such as tiny ceramic vessels used to pool bright green olive oil or bubbling lasagne. But Avo also has a distinctly modern feel, exemplified by its dramatic redesign. Despite the changes, the space’s romantic ambience wasn’t completely lost in the makeover. The outside terrace covered in ivy, with its retractable roof and dim lighting, is the best spot to dine. At first glance the menu reads straightforwardly Italian, but a closer look reveals a chef dedicated to using to local ingredients, where recipes are tweaked and reinterpreted, often focusing on seasonal ingredients, to varying degrees of success. Char-grilled octopus is tossed with a mix of cranberries and tart pomegranate seeds, giving it an acidic jolt. What at first seems like an odd pairing is balanced by wisps of whipped lardo and a deeply smoky strip of roasted eggplant. Black garlic, spread in a glossy paste across the plate, carries a slightly sweet, mildly funky taste, adding the depth needed to balance a dish brimming with bright flavors. Lama, whose father once owned the then seafood-centric St. Roch Market, dedicates a good portion of his menu to seafood. A special of lightly battered and fried cuttlefish made me want to swear off calamari forever. Plated with lemony aioli bursting with capers, the golden crescents were bouncy and tender — the faint sweetness of the meat for once not overshadowed by excessive breading and grease. Hamachi crudo features delicate slices of the fish sidling up to juicy orange segments. The dish is showered with shaved fennel and fresh fronds, the stronger flavors of the fish balanced as much by the acid as by the heavy anise presence. In a nod to the Sicilian condiment, the dish is decorated with salmoriglio, a parsley and garlic-forward mix heavy with citrus and olive oil. Handmade pastas take the true Italian route and are designed to take up their own mid-course,










FORK + CENTER [CONTINUED] The cafe is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and food is served from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — HELEN FREUND

Trinity preview

There’s still some waiting to do before Scott Maki’s restaurant, Trinity (1117 Decatur St.), opens later this year, but on Nov. 11, guests can get a sneak peek of what’s in store for the French Quarter eatery. Trinity’s “Rodee” Supper will pop up inside the Central Business District’s G&O Food Company (935 Gravier St., 504-267-7088; www.facebook. com/gandofoodcompany) and will feature a fivecourse dinner with wine pairings and cocktails. In a September news release, Trinity’s owners previewed a menu with strong New Orleans and Louisiana influences, something that appears will hold true at the pop-up, with dishes ranging from Cajun cobia courtbouillon crudo to Vietnamese-style hogshead cheese served with banh mi salad. Capping the meal is a “Papa Rouge” float, a nod to the Louisiana strawberry-flavored soda. Trinity is taking over the former Maximo’s Italian Grill space and is slated to open in December. The pop-up event begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $75. — HELEN FREUND

Mediterranean migration


Stacks on Magazine (315 Magazine St., 504-324-5400; stacksonmagazine), a new cafe and cocktail lounge, is now open inside the Country Inn & Suites hotel ( The bar occupies what used to be the hotel’s library, near the corner of Magazine and Gravier streets. Besides a selection of La Colombe espresso and coffee drinks, a drink menu designed by mixologist Reagan Gardner includes classic and specialty cocktails. The Slow Goodnight features Sazerac rye, Aperol, agave, grapefruit, Peychaud’s bitters, rosewater and lemon. The Great Adventurer combines Papa’s Pilar dark rum, Barrow’s Intense Ginger liqueur and Fernet. Several local beers are served on draft. A short food menu includes simple snacks such as crawfish pies, hot wings and potato tots. Stacks on Magazine is open from 6 a.m. to midnight daily. — HELEN FREUND


Byblos expats Lisa Labit and Huda Aldisi opened the Mediterranean restaurant Hummus & More (3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-833-9228) in Metairie last month. Aldisi, who was the chef at Byblos on Metairie Road for 18 years, and Labit, the restaurant’s general manager for the past 10, had been planning on opening their own spot for a while, Labit says. “Huda and I are very close and about five years ago she made me promise not to leave the restaurant without her,” Labit says. “Then (Aldisi) went to Jordan for several weeks and when she came back, she said, ‘Let’s open our own place.’ A couple of weeks later we were signing the papers. It all happened very fast.” Hummus & More replaces a previous Mediterranean restaurant occupant, Mr. Gyros. The space seats 80 people and there is room for 12 more at the bar. The menu features seafood, kebabs and gyros and pays tribute to the foods of several Middle Eastern countries. Specials can run the gamut, depending on the chef’s whim. Past specials have included Lebanese iced tea, Greek moussaka, corn and crab soup, veal Marsala, gumbo and grilled drum. Hummus & More is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A grand opening event is scheduled for mid-November. — HELEN FREUND





3-COURSE interview Come Try Our New Specialty

Super Niku Maki

Thin sliced beef rolled with shrimp, snow crab, green onion and asparagu s inside.

Nicole Bordley Baker

Self-taught baker Nicole Bordley owns The Puddin’ Shop (504-377-9502;, a dessert and baked goods business. which she runs out of her home. A few years ago, Bordley moved from Baltimore to New Orleans with her husband, a counselor who works with underprivileged youth. Bordley spoke with Gambit about baking and running her business, which specializes in bread pudding.


How did you get into the baking business?


Bordley: We had just moved to New Orleans, and I had taken a temp job working at Loyola (University). One day, a friend of mine said Cafe Reconcile needed some help in the baking department. I said, “I’ve baked before,” even though I couldn’t really remember how to do any of it. I had worked at alternative schools and at juvenile detention centers, and I think they hired me because of my experience with kids. At first, the kids that worked there had to show me how to do my job. It was a really wonderful experience that I think will always be a part of me. It wasn’t until taking that job at Cafe Reconcile and eventually becoming the pastry supervisor that I realized this was something I really loved doing. After that I worked at Muriel’s (Jackson Square) and after that I kind of wandered (from place) to place for a while. Finally, someone asked me why I didn’t just open up my own business, and so I got started slowly, selling my things at the farmers market and through Good Eggs for a while.

How do you manage running your own business?

B: With Good Eggs, I got my products sold through their distributor, and it was really great. I’m really sad that it closed (in August). Now, I’m learning as I go that it’s a little bit harder to do it as a home baker all by myself. So I’m trying to go into wholesale, and in the meantime I’m working on a food truck — Thai D-Jing — to help pay the mortgage. Working for myself I’m pretty much learning the business one day at a time. Not to say that I’m making it up as I go. … I’ve had some really good advisors along the way. With the wholesale items ... right now I’m selling through both Fair Grinds Coffeehouse locations … and sometimes I’m at the farmers market outside Armstrong Park. I have to stay very optimistic, and every day I’m still learning. I’ve been doing it for about a year and a half now, and I’m at a point where I’m really settled with what I serve. I’ve got just three things: cornbread, bread pudding and bagels. Most restaurants serve the same types of bread pudding — I’ve got about 10 different types from sweet potato to lemon-blueberry and apple pie. I also do a bananas Foster with real bananas in it.

What’s next for you?

B: My first goal is to get a very small baking truck and go out to the Lower 9th Ward and to try to sell bread there. Farmers markets are not very cheap here. Even with food stamps and assistance, it’s still hard. It’s such a food desert (in the Lower 9th Ward) — even if I don’t make a ton of money, I think it would be great to be able to bring bread out to them. Jeanette Bell — a gardener who has gardens out there and is working with the community — she’s really my inspiration. I think what she’s doing is a beautiful thing. — HELEN FREUND




BEER buzz The high-end beer shop 504 Craft Beer Reserve (3939 Tulane Ave.; will open this fall on Tulane Avenue near cocktail lounge Treo and Vietnamese restaurant Namese. Renovations on the long-empty commercial space started in early October, and co-owner Patrick Brown says it won’t be too high-end. “We don’t want it to look boutique-y or like a wine shop,” he says. “We’re looking for clean, casual and comfortable, not stuffy.” Brown says the shop will be “a destination for all things beer The craft-beer focused under one roof.” The 2,800-square504 Craft Beer Reserve will foot space will have a walk-in open in Mid-City in December. cooler, a growler filling station, books about beer and more. P H O T O BY N O R A M C G U N N I G L E He and partner Jason Paulin, a high school friend, say the interior will feature exposed ceilings, wood floors, brushed metal countertops and murals. “We want a relaxed atmosphere so we can help guide people to discover beer they love,” Brown says. “I don’t want someone to buy a $8, $10, even $15 six-pack and not enjoy it.” Brown and Paulin have received approval from New Orleans City Council to open the bottle shop with beer sampling and educational events. They plan to open 504 Craft Beer Reserve in December. “I don’t think there’s anything like what we’re doing in the entire Gulf South,” Brown says, noting there are very few shops focused on beer. The idea for 504 Craft Beer was hatched at Winston’s Pub & Patio in Old Metairie, where Brown bartends and the Tulane Avenue building’s owner is a regular customer. After hearing Brown’s idea for a bottle shop, the owner offered him a lease. The store will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. — NORA McGUNNIGLE Email Nora McGunnigle at

2014 Sacha Lichine Single Blend Rose L ANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON, FRANCE RETAIL $10-$12

Provence-style rose currently is the highest growing category of wine imported into the U.S. Sacha Alexis Lichine, owner of Chateau d’Esclans, makes four high-end Provence roses, topping the market with its more than $100-a-bottle Garrus rose. This Sacha Lichine Single Blend comes from vineyards across the south of France. It is vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and undergoes batonnage, which preserves the character of the grapes. “Single blend” refers to the wine’s mix of 85 percent grenache and the remainder of cinsault and syrah. In the glass, the wine offers aromas of red berries, citrus notes and a hint of herbs. On the palate, taste strawberry, raspberry, cherry, alluring minerality and vibrant acidity. Drink it as an aperitif or with pork sliders, smoked salmon with cream cheese, boudin, nicoise salad, deviled eggs, baked oysters, burgers, corn dogs and marinated crab claws. Buy it at: Rouses stores on Tchoupitoulas Street and Power Boulevard, Breaux Mart on Magazine Street, Prytania Liquor Store, Langenstein’s in Metairie and Target in Covington. Drink it at: Cafe Amelie, Amici Ristorante & Bar, The Delachaise, Wayfare, Siberia and Allegro Bistro. — BRENDA MAITLAND


WINE of the week

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Pigs in a Blanket: Overnight Barbecue 101

9:30 p.m. Friday-11 a.m. Saturday Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405 South Carolina pitmaster Howard Conyers and Southern Living magazine’s Robert Moss lead a hands-on, overnight barbecue demonstration and there are presentations by other barbecue experts. Space is limited. Tickets $250.



Night in Aix

7 p.m. Sunday Faubourg Wines, 2805 St. Claude Ave., (504) 342-2217; Chef Jason Klutts of Cane & Table presents a pop-up featuring country French dishes. Wine and food is available a la carte. A $5 Faux Real button is required.



Thanksgiving Tips, Tricks and Treats

6 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday Press Street Station, 5 Press St., (504) 249-5622 Chefs James Cullen and Robert Barnard lead a class on Thanksgiving basics: planning the meal, cooking a turkey, making gumbo and stuffing, preparing desserts and more. The class is hands-on. Proceeds benefit the NOCCA Institute. Tickets $100.






Five dishes with pork cheeks

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930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-2123

Tomato-braised pork cheeks are served with hoecakes and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Feelings Cafe

2600 Chartres St., (504) 945-2222

Braised pork cheeks come with grilled asparagus, confit potatoes and black garlic creme fraiche.

Marcello’s Restaurant & Wine Bar 715 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-6333

Pork cheeks Marsala is served with mushrooms on a bed of Parmesan polenta with veal demi-glace.


534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652

Pork cheek boudin balls are served with tomato-bacon jam and Creole mustard aioli.


1800 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 881-1775

Braised pork cheeks, smoked pork butt and dumplings are topped with carbonara sauce.






you are where you eat

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




Colonial Bowling Lanes — 6601 Jefferson Hwy. Harahan, (504) 737-2400; www.colonialbowling. net — There’s breakfast in the morning and a menu of sandwiches, burgers, chicken, pizza and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Treasure Island Buffet — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites iand dishes from other cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Wit’s Inn — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600; — There’s a menu of pizza, calzones, salads, sandwiches, and bar noshing items. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BAR & GRILL Ale — 8124 Oak St.; (504) 324-6558; — The Mexican Coke-braised brisket sandwich comes with coleslaw and roasted garlic aioli. Reservations accepted for large parties. Late-lunch Fri., dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ The American Sector — 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940; www. — The menu boasts American favorites. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Bayou Beer Garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 302-9357 — The 10-ounce Bayou burger is served on a sesame bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Lucy’s Retired Surfers’ Bar & Restaurant — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995; — This surf shack serves burgers, salads, tacos, entrees and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Perry’s Sports Bar & Grill — 5252 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 456-9234; — The sports bar offers burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, steaks and more. Open 24 hours Thursday through Sunday. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Revival Bar & Grill — 4612 Quincy St., Metairie, (504) 373-6728; www. — The bar serves burgers, po-boys, salads and noshing items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ The Rivershack Tavern — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; www. — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Warehouse Grille — 869 Magazine St., (504) 322-2188; www. — The menu features upscale bar food, burgers, steaks, seafood and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $

BURGERS Cheeseburger Eddie’s — 4517 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 4555511; — Therer are specialty burgers, Mr. Ed’s fried chicken, salads, tacos, shakes and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Dis & Dem — 2540 Banks St., (504) 909-0458; www.disanddem. com — A house burger features a glazed patty, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Five Guys Burgers and Fries — 1212 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite C, Harahan, (504) 733-5100; www.fiveguys. com — The menu features burgers, cheeseburgers and bacon cheesburgers with a variety og toppings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Ted’s Frostop — 3100 Calhoun St., (504) 861-3615; www.tedsfrostop. com — The menu features burgers with hand-made patties, chicken, crinkle-cut fries and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE Antoine’s Annex — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines. com — The coffee shop serves pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Cafe Freret — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; — Casual dining options include burgers, sandwiches and half and whole muffulettas and daily lunch specials. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Cafe NOMA — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www. — The cafe serves shrimp salad, chipotle-marinated portobello sliders, flatbread pizza topped with manchego, peppers

and roasted garlic and more. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $ Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees, pastries and desserts baked in house and a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Pearl Wine Co. — 3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 483-6314; www.pearlwineco. com — The wine bar offers cheese plates. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Liberty’s Kitchen — 300 N. Broad St., (504) 822-4011; www.libertyskitchen. org — Students in the workforce development program prepare traditional and creative versions of local favorites. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAJUN Daisy Dukes — 121 Chartres St., (504) 561-5171; 123 Carondelet St., (504) 522-2233; 5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 883-5513; — The New Orleans sampler features red beans and rice, jambalaya, a cup of gumbo, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. Delivery available from Carondelet Street location. No reservations. New Orleans locations are open 24 hours. West Napoleon Avenue: Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINESE August Moon — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; — The menu includes Chinese and Vietnamese dishes such as sweet and spicy tilapia glazed in tangy sweet-and-spicy sauce served with bok choy. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Five Happiness — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935; — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations to lo mein dishes. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

COFFEE/DESSERT Angelo Brocato’s — 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; — This sweet shop serves its own gelato, spumoni, Italian ice, cannolis, fig cookies and other treats. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CONTEMPORARY Bayona — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; — Favor-

OUT to EAT ites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include crispy smoked quail salad with pear and bourbon-molasses dressing. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ The Delachaise — 3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; www. — The bar offers wines by the glass and full restaurant menu including mussels steamed with Thai chili and lime leaf. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ Suis Generis — 3219 Burgundy St., (504) 309-7850; www.suisgeneris. com — The constantly changing menu features dishes such as pan-fried Gulf flounder with kumquat-ginger sauce, crispy Brussels sprouts and sticky rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Wed.-Sun., latenight Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards accepted. $$ The Tasting Room — 1906 Magazine St., (504) 581-3880; — Sample wines or dine on a menu featuring truffle fries, a petit filet with Gorgonzola cream sauce and asparagus and more. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit Cards. $$


DELI Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; www.koshercajun. com — This New York-style deli offers corned beef and pastrami from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ Mardi Gras Zone — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszone. com — The 24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. No reservations. Lunch dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ Martin Wine Cellar — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; 2895 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-8081; 3827 Baronne St., (504) 899-7411; — The wine emporium’s dinner menu includes pork rib chops served with housemade boudin stuffing, Tabasco pepper jelly demi-glaze and smothered greens. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Qwik Chek Deli & Catering — 2018 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 4566362 — The menu includes gumbo, po-boys, pasta, salads and hot plate lunches. The hamburger po-boy can be dressed with lettuce, mayo and tomato on French bread. Shrimp Italiano features shrimp tossed with cream sauce and pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Welty’s Deli — 336 Camp St., (504) 592-0223; — The New Orleans AK sandwich features a choice of four meats plus cheddar, provolone, pepper Jack and Swiss cheeses on a warm muffuletta bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

FRENCH Cafe Degas — 3127 Esplanade Ave., (504) 945-5635; www.cafedegas. com — The menu of traditional French dishes includes pate, cheese plates, salads, escargots bourguignons, mussles and fries, hanger steak with fries and garlic bordelaise and more. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

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

INDIAN Nirvana Indian Cuisine — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797 — The restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Tandoori Chicken — 2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7880 — The menu features tandoori dishes with chicken, lamb, fish or shrimp, mild and spicy curries, rice dishes such as chicken, lamb or shrimp biryani, and many vegetarian items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ITALIAN Andrea’s Restaurant — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Cafe Giovanni — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni. com — Creative Italian dishes include roasted duck glazed with sweet Marsala and roasted garlic and served with garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Mosca’s — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www. — Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ Red Gravy — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; — The cafe serves rustic Italian fare including handmade pastas, ravioli and lasagna and seafood dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and brunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Specialty Italian Bistro — 2330 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 391-1090; — The menu combines old


Antoine’s Restaurant — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www. — Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Bar Redux — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 592-7083; www.barredux. com — The Cuban sandwich features house-made roasted garlic pork loin, Chisesi ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard and garlic mayonnaise on pressed French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ Bistro Orleans — 3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 304-1469; — Popular dishes include oyster and artichoke soup, char-grilled oysters and Des Allemands catfish. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Brennan’s — 417 Royal St., (504) 5259711; www.brennansneworleans. com — Eggs Sardou is poached eggs over crispy artichokes with Parmesan creamed spinach and choron sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Cafe Gentilly — 5325 Franklin Ave., (504) 281-4220; www.facebook. com/cafegentilly — Breakfast is available all day, and the creamed spinach, crawfish and Swiss cheese omelet can be served in a po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ The Landing Restaurant — Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611; — The Landing serves Cajun and Creole dishes with many seafood options. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Ma Momma’s House — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 244-0021; www. — Chicken and waffles includes a Belgian waffle and three or six fried chicken wings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MeMe’s Bar & Grille — 712 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 6444992; — MeMe’s serves steaks, chops and Louisiana seafood. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ Messina’s Runway Cafe — 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., (504) 241-5300; www.messinasterminal. com — Jimmy Wedell seafood pasta features Gulf shrimp, Lake Pontchartrain crabmeat, crawfish, fresh herbs and angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Palace Cafe — 605 Canal St., (504) 523-1661; — Creative Creole dishes include crabmeat cheesecake topped with Creole meuniere. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Roux on Orleans — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; — This restaurant offers contemporary Creole dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Tableau — 616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463; — Tableau’s updated Creole cuisine includes bacon-wrapped oysters en brochette served with roasted garlic butter. Reservations resommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Willie Mae’s Scotch House — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503 — This neighborhood restaurant is know for its wet-battered fried chicken. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$


OUT to EAT world Italian favorites and pizza. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine. com — Creamy corn and crab bisque is served in a toasted bread bowl. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE Kyoto — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Mikimoto — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; — Sushi choices include raw and cooked versions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, including sushi, hibachi dishes, teriyaki and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Rock-N-Sake — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

LATIN AMERICAN La Macarena Pupuseria and Latin Cafe — 8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; — Carne asada is marinated and grilled beef tenderloin served with saffron rice and tropical salad. Vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Mon. Cash only. $$




Criollo — Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; — Baked stuffed Creole redfish is served with crabmeat and green tomato crust, angel hair pasta and Creole tomato jam. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Dick & Jenny’s — 4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880; — Sauteed Gulf fish is prepared with smoked herb rub and served with crawfish risotto and shaved asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Heritage Grill — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ Manning’s — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; — A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Ralph’s On The Park — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Redemption — 3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; — Duck cassoulet includes roasted duck breast, duck confit and Terranova Italian sausage topped with foie gras. Reservations recommended. Dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Restaurant R’evolution — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; — “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Tivoli & Lee —The Hotel Modern, 2 Lee Circle, (504) 962-0909; — The pied du

OUT to EAT cochon is served with braised Covey Rise Farms collard greens, bacon and pickled Anaheim peppers. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Tomas Bistro — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes such as bouillabaisse New Orleans, filled with saffron shrimp, mussels, oysters, Gulf fish, crawfish and pesto aioli croutons. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Tommy’s Wine Bar — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN Mona’s Cafe — 504 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-4115; 1120 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8175; 3901 Banks St., (504) 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., (504) 894-9800; www. — These casual cafes serve entrees including beef or chicken shawarma, kebabs, gyro plates, lamb, vegetarian options and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Pyramids Cafe — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


MUSIC AND FOOD The Columns — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Gazebo Cafe — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and

NEIGHBORHOOD biscuits & buns on banks — 4337 Banks St., (504) 273-4600; — Signature dishes include a waffle topped with brie and blueberry compote. Delivery available Tuesday to Friday. No reservations. Brunch and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Cafe B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; — This cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop — 2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022; — Stuffed gumbo features a hand-battered and fried catfish fillet atop chicken, sausage, shrimp and crabmeat gumbo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Joey K’s — 3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; — This casual eatery serves fried seafood platters, salads, sandwiches and Creole favorites. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Katie’s Restaurant — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity. com — The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. No reservations. Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA Louisiana Pizza Kitchen — 95 French Market Place, (504) 522-9500; — Jumbo Gulf shrimp are sauteed with sherry, tomatoes, white wine, basil, garlic and butter and served over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ G’s Pizza — 4840 Bienville St., (504) 4836464; — Pies feature hand-tossed, house-made dough and locally sourced produce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Marks Twain’s Pizza Landing — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; — 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. $ Mid City Pizza — 4400 Banks St., (504) 483-8609; — Diners can build their own calzones or pies from a list of toppings. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Slice Pizzeria — 1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; — Slice serves pizza by the pie or slice, plus salads, pasta and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; — There is a wide variety of specialty pies and diners can build their own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS The Big Cheezy — 422 S. Broad St., (504) 302-2598; — The menu of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches includes a namesake triple-decker Big Cheezy with Gouda, Gruyere, pepper Jack, cheddar, mozzarella and Monterey Jack on challah bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Killer Poboys — 811 Conti St., (504) 2526745; — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ Liberty Cheesesteaks — 5031 Freret St., (504) 875-4447; www.libertycheesesteaks. com — The Buffalo chicken steak features chicken breast dressed with wing sauce, American and blue cheese and ranch dressing is optional. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Magazine Po-Boy Shop — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Short Stop Po-Boys — 119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www. — Popular po-boy options include fried shrimp or fried oysters and roast beef slow cooked in its own jus. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., early dinner Mon.-Thu., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $ Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar — 2604 Magazine St., (504) 897-5413; www. — The neighborhood bar’s menu includes roast beef and fried seafood po-boys, seafood platters, fried okra, chicken wings, gumbo and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SEAFOOD Basin Seafood & Spirits — 3222 Magazine St., (504) 302-7391; — The menu includes grilled whole fish, royal red shrimp with garlic butter and crab and crawfish beignets with remoulade. Reservations accepted.Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar — 7900 Lakeshore Drive., (504) 284-2898; — The seafood restaurant serves shrimp and grits, stuffed whole flounder, fried seafood and seasonal boiled seafood. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Bourbon House — 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; — Bourbon House serves seafood dishes including New Orleans barbecue shrimp, redfish, oysters from the raw bar and more. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Charles Seafood — 8311 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 405-5263 — Trout is stuffed with crabmeat, topped with crawfish Acadiana sauce and served with vegetables, salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Half Shell Oyster Bar and Grill — 3101 Esplanade Ave., (504) 298-0504; www. — Voodoo Bleu features bacon-wrapped chargrilled oysters topped with garlic-butter and blue cheese. No reservations. Lunch, brunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$ Mr. Ed’s Seafood & Italian Restaurant — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.mredsno. com — The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Red Fish Grill — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ The Stuffed Crab — 3431 Houma Blvd., Suite B, Metairie, (504) 510-5444 — Crab au gratin features crabmeat in cream sauce topped with cheddar cheese and is served with garlic bread and soup or salad. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

STEAKHOUSE Austin’s Seafood and Steakhouse — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse — 716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467; — The house filet mignon is served atop creamed spinach with masa-fried oysters and Pontalba potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Friday, dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH Mimi’s in the Marigny — 2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868 — Hot and cold tapas dishes range from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Vega Tapas Cafe — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; — The tapas menu includes barbacoas featuring jumbo Gulf shrimp in chorizo cream over toasted bread medallions. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VEGETARIAN Good Karma Cafe — Swan River Yoga, 2940 Canal St., (504) 401-4698; www. — The Good Karma plate includes a selection of Asian and Indian vegetables, a cup of soup, salad with almond dressing and brown or basmati rice. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Sat. Credit cards. $$ Seed — 1330 Prytania St., (504) 302-2599; — Seed uses local, organic ingredients in its eclectic global menu. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

VIETNAMESE Lotus Vietnamese Cuisine — 5359 Mounes St., Suite H, Elmwood, (504) 3010775 — The menu features spring rolls, fried Vietnamese egg rolls, vermicelli bowls, rice dishes, pho and seafood and chicken stock soups with egg noodles. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $


Casa Borrega — 1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 427-0654; www.facebook. com/casaborrega — Pozole de puerco is Mexican hominy soup featuring pork in spicy red broth with radish, cabbage and avocado and tostadas on the side. No reservations. Brunch, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Casa Garcia — 8814 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 464-0354 — Chiles rellenos include one pepper stuffed with cheese and one filled with beef, and the menu also features fajitas, burritos, tacos, chimichangas, quesadillas, nachos, tortas and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Casa Tequila — 3229 Williams Blvd., Kenner (504) 443-5423 — The El General combo plate includes a beef burrito, beef chile relleno, chicken enchilada, a chicken taco and guacamole. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Del Fuego Taqueria — 4518 Magazine St., (504) 309-5797; www.delfuegotaqueria. com — Tostadas con pescada ahumada features achiote-smoked Gulf fish over corn tostadas with refried black beans, cabbage and cilantro-lime mayonesa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Juan’s Flying Burrito — 515 Baronne St., (504) 529-5825; 2018 Magazine St., (504) 486-9950; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 569-0000; — Juan’s serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ House of Blues — 225 Decatur St., 3104999; — The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Live Oak Cafe — 8140 Oak St., (504) 2650050; — The cafe serves huevos rancheros with corn tortillas, black beans, fried eggs, ranchero sauce, salsa and Cotija cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$ The Market Cafe — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola. com — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$




1818 Veterans Blvd. | Metairie Next to First American Bank on the corner of Bonnabel & Veterans Blvd.

Now Open on Saturday | 9am-12pm • 504.888.2300

MUSIC LISTINGS Contact Anna Gaca 504.483.3110 | FAX: 866.473.7199

C O M P L E T E L I S T I N G S A T W W W. B E S T O F N E W O R L E A N S . C O M

The Maison — The Organettes, 4; Jazz Vipers, 6:30; Willfunk, 9:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Khris Royal, 11

TUESDAY 3 21st Amendment — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 8 Bacchanal — Mark Weliky Trio, 7:30 Bamboula’s — Hedge Hog Swing, 2; Vivaz, 5:30; Dana & the Boneshakers, 9 Banks Street Bar — Cool Nasty, 9 Blue Nile Balcony Room — Open Ears Music Series feat. Redrawblak, 10:30 Checkpoint Charlie — Jamie Lynn Vessels, 7; Second Line with the Dead, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — Albanie Falletta, 5:30; Jon Cleary, 8; Chris Mule & Friends, 11 Circle Bar — Shane Sayers, 7; Cranford Hollow, 10 d.b.a. — Treme Brass Band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9 Dragon’s Den (downstairs) — Ashley Blume’s Four Spot, 7 Gasa Gasa — Rachael Yamagata, My Name Is You, 9

House of Blues — Lagwagon, Runaway Kids, Pears, 7 Little Gem Saloon — Messy Cookers, 7 Mag’s 940 — All-Star Covered Dish Country Jamboree, 9 The Maison — New Orleans Swinging Gypsies, 4; Gregory Agid Quartet, 6:30; Messy Cookers, 9:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10:30 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center — Brad Mehldau Trio, 8 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:45 Preservation Hall — The Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8, 9 & 10 Prime Example Jazz Club — Sidemen+1, 8 & 10 Siberia — Krewe du Poux Day of the Dead feat. Ratty Scurvics Singularity, Microshards, Self-Sustaining Dream Palace, 9

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

Mo’s Chalet — Da Krewe Band, 7 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:45 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Palm Court Jazz Band feat. Lars Edegran & Topsy Chapman, 7

United Bakery Gallery — Guts Club, Younger Looking Skin, Student Driver, Plan Z, 7

Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall All Stars feat. Mark Braud, 8, 9 & 10


Prime Example Jazz Club — Jesse McBride & Next Generation, 8 & 10

21st Amendment — Jeff “Snake” Greenberg’s Charming Lil’ Quartet, 8 Bacchanal — Jesse Morrow Trio, 7:30 Bamboula’s — Bamboula’s Hot Trio feat. Giselle Anguizola, 2; Messy Cookers, 6:30; Mem Shannon Band, 10 Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10 Blue Nile — New Orleans Rhythm Devils, 8; New Breed Brass Band, 11 BMC — Mark Appleford, Ed Wills & Blues 4 Sale, 5 Bombay Club — Kris Tokarski, 8 Bourbon O Bar — Eudora Evans, 8

Rivershack Tavern — Dave Ferrato, 7 The Sandbar at UNO — Carl LeBlanc, 7 Siberia — Dirty Kid Discount, OC45, Hot Tooth, Los Ninos Molestos, 9 Snug Harbor — Uptown Jazz Orchestra feat. Delfeayo Marsalis, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Chris Christy’s Band, 4; Shotgun Jazz Band, 6; Antoine Diel & the New Orleans Misfit Power, 10 Three Muses — Leslie Martin, 5; Hot Club of New Orleans, 7 Vaso — Angelica Matthews & the Matthews Band, 10

THURSDAY 5 Checkpoint Charlie — T-Bone Stone & the Happy Bacchanal — The Courtyard Monsters, 7; Hubcap Kings, 11 Kings, 7:30 Chickie Wah Wah — John Bamboula’s — The Tradsters, Rankin, 6; Meschiya Lake & 2; SweetDeluxe, 6:30; New Tom McDermott, 8 Orleans Swinging Gypsies, 10 Circle Bar — The Fabulous Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Miss Wendy, 10 Little Maker, 7; Bayou International Reggae Night with DJ d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7; Walter T-Roy, 11 “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Alexandra Scott & Josh Paxton, 5; Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Tom McDermott & Aurora Bar — Leah Rucker, 9 Nealand, 8 Dragon’s Den (downstairs) Cafe Istanbul — 3D Na’Tee, 8 — Reggae Night with DJ T-Roy, Bayou International Checkpoint Charlie — King Sound, 10 Snakes, 7; Lost in the Dark, 11 Gasa Gasa — Toonces, Nebu- Chickie Wah Wah — Phil la Rose, 9 DeGruy, 6; Paul Sanchez, 8; Chic Gamine feat. Helen Hi-Ho Lounge — Funky Gillet, 10:30 Knuckles, Doombalaya, Klyph, 10 Circle Bar — Rik Slave’s Country Persuasion, 6; Valerie House of Blues — Andrew Sassyfras, 10 McMahon in the Wilderness, New Politics, The Griswolds, City Park Botanical Garden Lolo, 6; Jet Lounge, 11 — Thursdays at Twilight feat. House of Blues (The Parish) Debbie Davis & the Mesmerizers, 6 — Max, Kenzie Nimmo, Call Me Karizma, 6:30 d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7; The Fabulous Miss Wendy, DiNOLA, 10 The Jefferson Orleans North — Jay Zainey Orches- DMac’s — Fools on Stools feat. Jason Bishop, 8 tra, 6:30 Little Gem Saloon — Lynn Drury, 7

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Todd Duke Trio, 9

Freret Street Publiq House — Brass-A-Holics, 9:30 Gasa Gasa — Abby Diamond, Squirrel Queen, Honey Savage, 9 House of Blues — Raheem Devaughn & Leela James, 7 House of Blues Foundation Room — Brint Andersen, 6 House of Blues (The Parish) — Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear, Firekid, 7 Le Bon Temps Roule — Soul Rebels, 11 Little Gem Saloon — Nyce, 7 The Maison — Jon Roniger, 4; Ladyfest feat. Daria & the Hip Drops, Darcy Malone & the Tangle, 7; Dysfunktional Bone, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, 10:30 Old Point Bar — Lucky Losers, 8 One Eyed Jacks — Mayhem, Watain, 7 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Crescent City Joymakers feat. Charlie Fardella & Tim Laughlin, 8

Swamp Donkeys, 6:30; John Lisi Band, 10 Banks Street Bar — The Parishioners, Swamp Motel, 10 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins, 11 Blue Nile Balcony Room — Willfunk, 11 BMC — Hyperphlyy, 8 Buffa’s Lounge — Ladyfest feat. Estelle Campagna, 5; Gaynielle Neville, 7; Joy Clark, 9; Lauren Sturm, 11:30 Cafe Negril — Dana Abbott Band, 6; Higher Heights Reggae Band, 10 Checkpoint Charlie — Mark Appleford, 4; Garrett Thorton, 7; J Monque’d Blues Band, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — Benny Maygarden 3, 6; Michael Pearce, 6; Johnny Sansone Band, 9 The Civic Theatre — Tori Kelly, Johnny Stimson, 8 d.b.a. — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Eric Lindell & Ol’ California, 10 Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Hall — Big Daddy O, 6:30 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — The Panorama Jazz Band, 10

Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall All Stars feat. Lucien Barbarin, 8, 9 & 10

Dragon’s Den (downstairs) — Valerie Sassyfras, 7; Tony Scrachere, 10

Prime Example Jazz Club — Jeff “Tain” Watts, 8 & 10

Gasa Gasa — Feufollet, Brass Bed, 10

Public Belt at the Hilton Riverside — Charlie Miller, 5; Jeff Pounds, 9

Golden Lantern — Nighthawk, 7

Rare Form — Deltaphonic, 8

Hi-Ho Lounge — Gov’t Majik, Infinite I & the Herus, 10

Rivershack Tavern — Two Man Rubberband, 8

House of Blues — Lights, The Mowgli’s, Phases, 6:30

Rock ’n’ Bowl — Chubby Carrier, 8:30

Howlin’ Wolf — Radioactive Red, H.E.R., The Fifth Men, 10

Siberia — Red Elvises, 6; Woozy, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Hikes, Chipper Jones, Alaska, 9

Le Bon Temps Roule — Piano Bob, 7

Snug Harbor — Barry Stephenson Quintet (Charles Mingus tribute), 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Up Up We Go, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10

Little Gem Saloon — Monty Banks, 5; Nayo Jones Experience, 8 Louisiana Music Factory — Chic Gamine, 6; Helen Gillet, 7

Vaughan’s — Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet, 9

The Maison — Luneta Jazz Band, 4; Shotgun Jazz Band, 7; Fat Ballerina, Street Legends Brass Band, 10


Maple Leaf Bar — Funk Monkey, 10:30

21st Amendment — Emily Estrella & the French Quarter Notes, 3:30; Royal Street Windin’ Boys feat. Jenavieve Cook, 10:30 AllWays Lounge — Ainsley Matich & the Broken Blues Band, Sturmlandia, 11 Bamboula’s — Chance Bushman’s Rhythm Stompers, 2;

Oak — Bon Bon Vivant, 9 Old Point Bar — Diablo’s Horns, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Joe Cabral Trio, 2 One Eyed Jacks — Where Y’acht, 9 Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar — Just Judy, 8


Hi-Ho Lounge — Da Truth Brass Band, 10

Snug Harbor — Maria Muldaur & Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band, 8 & 10

Dragon’s Den (upstairs) — No Suh Foster, Eugenius, Leon the G, New World Slaughta, Metatron, 10


MUSIC LISTINGS Who is Grimes? Not even Claire Boucher knows for sure. With every new piece of information an artist gives us, we should get to know that person better, but the opposite is true of Boucher: Her 2012 LP Visions, issued when she was 23 years old, still counts among the most surprising albums of the decade, sublimated bedroom pop that materializes, dances and vanishes like a hologram in dry ice. (For an idea of the level on which she’s Grimes operating, “Oblivion” drew multiple song NOV 9 p.m. Monday of the year accolades, and it’s arguably her second best vision — “Genesis” Republic, 828 S. Peters St. wins for its layers of Kabuki-loosing (504) 528-8282 whimsy.) The record’s ecstatic reception seemed to throw Boucher for an equally dizzying loop: She wrote a club banger intended for Rihanna (“Go”), recorded it herself with fellow Vancouver producer Blood Diamonds, and then rebooted the rest of her new recording, presumably a course correction away from the mainstream inroads that track suggests. (“It sucked,” she told The New York Times; the one surviving keepsake, “REALiTi,” most definitely does not.) The actual follow-up, Art Angels (4AD), now has an impending release date (Nov. 6 for digital, Dec. 11 for vinyl/CD) and multiple sneak peeks, each a red herring for anyone keeping up: Initial singles “Flesh Without Blood” and “Life in the Vivid Dream” couldn’t have less in common, two opposed acts — the former a sugar-high Taylor Swift twirl, the latter an acoustic-ballad crash — fused into one Boucher-directed video starring bloodthirsty angels and murdered baby dolls. Last week came “SCREAM,” a slab of Asian House of Shock rap/rock in Mandarin by Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes. If there’s a vision here, it’s not yet clear. Nicole Dollanganger opens. Tickets $27.50 in advance, $30 day of show. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS




Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Palm Court Jazz Band feat. Lucien Barbarin & James Evans, 8 Pearl Wine Co. — GromKo.’s Rhythmic Tricks, 8:30 Preservation Hall — The Southern Syncopators feat. Steve Pistorius, 6; PresHall Brass feat. Daniel Farrow, 8, 9 & 10 Republic New Orleans — Juvenile, Lost Wordz, FATT, Doon & Dee Dau, 11 Rivershack Tavern — Pig Pen & the Porkchops, 10 Rock ’n’ Bowl — Magnificent 7, 9:30 Siberia — Slosly Love, Fly Boi Keno, Live Instructional Video, Rusty Lazer, 9 Spotted Cat — Andy Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6:30; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 St. Roch Tavern — James Jordan & the Beautiful Band, 9:30 Tulane Ave. Bar — Vanessa Carr, 8

Smoky Greenwell, 5:30; Caesar Brothers, 10

Gasa Gasa — Felix, Tony Scratchere, Ras Soulja, 10

Banks Street Bar — Dirty Rotten Snake in the Grass, Yes Ma’am, 10

Golden Lantern — Esplanade Ave. Band, 7:30

Bei Tempi — Rumba Buena, 10

Hi-Ho Lounge — Hustle with DJ Soul Sister, 11

Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; MainLine, 11

House of Blues — Turkuaz, Gravy, 8

Blue Nile Balcony Room — Ambush Reggae Band, 10

Little Gem Saloon — Benny Turner Real Blues, 8

Bourbon O Bar — Johnny Angel & the Swingin’ Demons, 8 Buffa’s Lounge — Davis Rogan, 5; The Royal Rounders, 8; Ashley Blume’s Four Spot, 11 Checkpoint Charlie — Good Children, 4; Mystery Loves Company, 7; $100 Car, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — The Rayo Brothers, 8; Joe Ely, 9 Circle Bar — Jeff Pagano, 6; The JimJims, Biglemoi, Biscuithound, 10 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8; Little Freddie King, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Mitch Woods & Club 88, 10

Louisiana Music Factory — Junko Beat, 3; Bob Malone, 4 The Maison — Chance Bushman & the Ibervillianaires, 1; Fais do do feat. T’Canaille, Amy Nicole & Zydeco Soul, 4; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Kumasi, Big Easy Brawlers, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, 10:30 Oak — Jon Roniger, 9 Old Point Bar — The Spike Band, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Youth Lagoon, Moon King, 9 Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar — Guitar Slim & His Band, 8

AllWays Lounge — Chapter Soul, 11

Dragon’s Den (upstairs) — The Jag, Rudy Stone, Mississippi Shakedown, Painted Hands, 10

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Palm Court Jazz Band feat. Brian O’Connell, Chuck Badie & Wendell Eugene, 8

Andrea’s Restaurant, Capri Bamboula’s — Emily Estrella, 1;

Funky 544 — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30

Preservation Hall — Joint Chiefs of Jazz feat. Frank






MUSIC LISTINGS Oxley, 6; Preservation Hall All Stars feat. Mark Braud, 8, 9 & 10

Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 10

Republic New Orleans — Slow Magic, Giraffe, Daktyl, 9

Old Point Bar — Lunch Truck Specials, 3:30; Jean Marie Harris, 7

Rock ’n’ Bowl — The Brats, Pelican 212, 9; Meghan Stewart, 9 The Roosevelt Hotel Bar — Moon Germs, 7 Saenger Theatre — Puscifer, 8 Siberia — King Khan & BBQ Show, Milk Lines, Planchettes, Giorgio Murderer; Alex McMurray, 6 Snug Harbor — Delfeayo Marsalis Sextet feat. Jeff “Tain” Watts, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Antoine Diel, 2; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; The Davis Rogan Band, 10 Tipitina’s — The Psychedelic Furs, Max and the Moon, 9 Twist of Lime — White Devil Rebellion, 9

SUNDAY 8 AllWays Lounge — Sunday Swing feat. Aurora Nealand & the Reed Minders Sextet, 8 Bamboula’s — NOLA Ragweeds, 1; Carl LeBlanc, 5:30; Ed Wills Blues 4 Sale, 9 Banks Street Bar — Kenny Triche & Friends, 7 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 7:30; Street Legends Brass Band, 11 BMC — Snake & the Charmers, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — Jazz youth showcase, 4; Salt Wives, 7

Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, Blind Texas Marlin, 6; Otonano Trio, Dronebaby, 10 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; James Jordan & the Bo Slims, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Piano Bob, 9 Dragon’s Den (downstairs) — Best Coast Trio, 7; Church with Unicorn Fukr, 10

Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar — Guitar Slim & His Band, 8 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Sunday Night Swingsters feat. Lucien Barbarin & Christian Winthur, 8 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall All Stars feat. Wendell Brunious, 8, 9 & 10 Prime Example Jazz Club — Guitar Slim Jr., 6, 8 Rare Form — Nervous Duane, 1; Daniel Beaudoin, 4; Shan Kenner, 8 Republic New Orleans — Neon Indian, 9

The Maison — Luneta Jazz Band, 1; Royal Street Windin’ Boys, 4; Too Darn Hot, 7; Soul Project, 10

Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Clive Wilson, 8, 9 & 10 Republic New Orleans — Grimes, Nicole Dollanganger, 8 Snug Harbor — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10


Snug Harbor — Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road feat. Shannon Powell, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Yvette Voelker & the Swinging Heathens, 2; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sound, 10

MONDAY 9 21st Amendment — John Royen & Orange Kellin, 8 Bacchanal — Helen Gillet, 7:30 Bamboula’s — Mark Rubin & Chip Wilson, 2; Ben Fox Jazz, 4:30; Blue Monday Jam feat. Mark Penton, 9 Banks Street Bar — Lauren Sturm’s Piano Night, 7; South Jones, 9 Blue Nile — Higher Heights Reggae Band, 10 BMC — Wardell Williams, Mark Appleford, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — Arsene DeLay, 5; Antoine Diel, 8

Circle Bar — Maggie Belle, The No Counts, 10

Kerry Irish Pub — Patrick Cooper, 8

Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar — James Andrews & the Crescent City All Stars, 8

Siberia — Julie Odell, Tess Brunet, 6; Vital Remains, Six Pack, Barghest, 9

Gasa Gasa — Strange Names, Frail, 9

The Jefferson Orleans North — The Pat Barberot Orchestra, 6:30

One Eyed Jacks — Parquet Courts, 9

Rock ’n’ Bowl — Fais do do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30

Chickie Wah Wah — Trent Pruitt, 6; Alexis & the Samurai, 8

Howlin’ Wolf Den — Cha Wa, 8; Hot 8 Brass Band, 10

Maple Leaf Bar — Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, 9

Spotted Cat — Royal Street Windin’ Boys, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street AllStars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10

Funky 544 — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30

House of Blues — Skinny Puppy, Youth Code, 7

The Maison — Chicken and Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7; One Love Brass Band, 10

d.b.a. — Luke Winslow King, 7 DMac’s — Danny Alexander, 8 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9 Dragon’s Den (upstairs) — Instant Opus Improvised Jazz Series, 10 Gasa Gasa — Bear America Live feat. Renshaw Davies and The Kid Carsons, 9 Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 8; Yes Ma’am, 10

Community Concert. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart St., (504) 558-6100; — Argus Quartet performs a free concert sponsored by the Birdfoot Festival. 4 p.m. Sunday. Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2074; www.montage. — Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg performs with the Loyola Chamber Orchestra. Tickets $40, students and Loyola employees $10. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Organ recital. St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, 615 Pere Antoine Alley, (504) 525-9585; — Simon Johnson, organist of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, gives a free recital. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Trinity Artist Series. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., (504) 522-0276; www. — Micaela Fiesta y Flamenca performs an anniversary concert with singer Joseph B. Darensbourg and dancers from the New Orleans Dance Academy. Free. 5 p.m. Sunday. Wizard of Oz. The Orpheum Theater, 129 University Place, (504) 274-4871; www. — The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra screens the classic film and performs a live score. Constantin Kitsopoulos conducts. Tickets start at $20. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


Chickie Wah Wah — Reverend & the Lady, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 8

One Eyed Jacks — Fuzz, Walter, Bottomfeeders, 8

Howlin’ Wolf Den — The Magic Beans, 9


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FILM FESTIVALS Pontchartrain Film Festival. Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville; www. — The festival features a free outdoor screening of Dancing in the Water at 7 p.m. Friday and showcases Louisiana short films and student films on Saturday. Saturday tickets $5.

OPENING THIS WEEKEND Finders Keepers (NR) — Amputee John Wood fights to reclaim his severed leg from a man who found it in a secondhand barbecue grill in this documentary about the worst thing that can happen when you don’t pay for your storage unit. Zeitgeist The Peanuts Movie (G) — It’s CGI animation, Charlie Brown! Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Chalmette, Regal Spectre (PG-13) — James Bond (Daniel Craig) opens his closet looking for a white dinner jacket and an international conspiracy’s worth of skeletons falls out. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal

Xenia (NR) — A gay Greek teen, his pet bunny and his straightlaced older brother embark on a road trip to find their absent father. Zeitgeist

NOW SHOWING Black Mass (R) — The World’s Most Ubiquitous Men (Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch) star as Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger and his brother, Massachusetts senator Billy Bulger. Elmwood Bridge of Spies (PG-13) — Bring out the big guns: Tom Hanks stars as a lawyer negotiating a prisoner exchange with the U.S.S.R. in a historical drama directed by Steven Spielberg and co-written by the Coen brothers. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Canal Place Burnt (R) — An asshole chef (Bradley Cooper) bails on New Orleans for London, where he wishes on a Michelin star and

Crimson Peak (R) — Guillermo del Toro channels the spirit of Emily Bronte as a young bride (Mia Wasikowska) moves to her new husband’s (Tom Hiddleston) remote, spooky Gothic mansion. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Slidell, Regal, Canal Place Freaks of Nature (R) — This exploration of Lockean vs. Hobbesian states of nature centers on an enlightened village where humans, vampires and zombies live in peace, until aliens invade. Elmwood Woodlawn (PG) — A high school football player undergoes a spiritual awakening as his community copes with desegregation in this Christian drama. Elmwood, Slidell, Chalmette, Regal

SPECIAL SCREENINGS 91%: A Film About Guns in America (NR) — National Council of Jewish Women New Orleans, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights screen the documentary, which is not yet released. A Q&A with filmmaker John Richie follows. 6 p.m. Monday. Cafe Istanbul Alice, Sweet Alice (R) — Nothing good happens to young Brooke Shields: two years before Pretty Baby, Alfred Sole’s bizarre horror flick strangles her character on the day of her first communion. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burgundy Picture House American Denial (NR) — In 1938, researcher Gunnar Myrdal found the American South in denial about its racial prejudice. UNO screens the 2015 PBS documentary about how little things change. A panel discussion follows. 5 p.m. Tuesday. UNO Nims Theatre Bill Evans: Time Remembered (NR) — Jazz pianist Bill Evans played in Miles Davis’ sextet but struggled with drug addiction and personal tragedy. A Q&A with filmmaker Bruce Spiegel follows. 6:30 p.m. Friday. Jazz & Heritage Center Carrie (R) / Sharknado (NR) — There will be blood, and thus sharks. New Orleans Film Society hosts the drive-in double feature. 7 p.m. Saturday. Whole Foods Market Broad Street Comme un Lion (Little Lion)

(R) — A 15-year-old Senegalese soccer player (Mytri Attal) finds out that the road to the big leagues isn’t anything like the movies. In French with English subtitles. 7 p.m. Friday. Alliance Francaise Dark Blue Almost Black (NR) — A young janitor questions his relationship, his sexuality and his life choices after his brother enlists him to help impregnate his jailhouse girlfriend. In Spanish with English subtitles. Casa de Espana presents. 7 p.m. Monday. Cafe Istanbul. Delta Justice: The Islenos Trappers War (NR) — Filmmaker David DuBos’ documentary examines the 1920s land dispute in St. Bernard Parish. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Tuesday-Monday. Chalmette Despicable Me 2 (PG) — It’s a movie about Minions. You were warned. Activities at 6 p.m., film at sunset Friday. Comiskey Park Edward Scissorhands (PG-13) — Gentle monster Edward (Johnny Depp) is adopted by a loving family, even though he has long scissor blades for hands. 7:30 p.m. Friday. NOMA Sculpture Garden Fantasia 75th Anniversary (NR) — The classic Disney film celebrates its semisesquicentennial. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday. Kenner, Slidell, Canal Place Home Alone 25th Anniversary (NR) — Relive Macaulay Culkin’s finest hour this holiday season. 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Elmwood, Regal The Importance of Being Earnest on Stage (NR) — If you can’t make it to the Strand, you can still catch David Suchet as Lady Bracknell in the current production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Elmwood, West Bank Inside the Mirror (NR) — Artdelic Productions hosts a poolside screening of a film by Gerardo Barrera and Karma Padme Lhamo. 8:30 p.m. Monday. St. Vincent’s Guest House The Keeping Room (R) — Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Muna Otaru demonstrate how to defend one’s farm from roaming Civil War soldiers. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Zeitgeist King Kong (NR) — O.G. scream queen Fay Wray stars opposite Old Hollywood’s handsomest leading ape. 10 a.m. Wednesday. Prytania The Metropolitan Opera: Tannhauser Encore (NR) — James Levine conducts Johan Botha, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Peter Mattei and Michelle DeYoung in Wagner’s mythic opera. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Elmwood, Canal Place PAGE 58




Truth (R) — CBS anchor Dan Rather (Robert Redford) and producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) become embroiled in the “Rathergate” document debacle of 2004. Elmwood, West Bank, Slidell, Canal Place

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Nasty Baby (R) — You’d think you could predict a plot about a Brooklyn couple hoping to conceive, but you’d be wrong about this largely improvised film starring Kristen Wiig, director Sebastian Silva and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe. 9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Zeitgeist Oklahoma! 60th Anniversary (NR) — Singing cowboys ride into town for the anniversary of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Tuesday at Canal Place; 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kenner, Slidell Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (NR) — Jeanie Finlay’s documentary considers the odd case of singer Jimmy Ellis, who sounded so much like Elvis that he succeeded only as a masked impersonator. 7 p.m. Wednesday. CAC Poverty, Inc. (NR) — The international foreign aid system is self-perpetuating and counterproductive, argues filmmaker Michael Matheson Miller. A Q&A with co-producer Mark Weber follows. 6:30 p.m. Friday. St. Dominic School


Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG) — Archeologist Indiana Jones searches for the Ark of the Covenant and fends off Nazis. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday. Kenner, Slidell


The Red Shoes (NR) — Before Black Swan, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 ballet film was the classic story-within-a-story about a dancer driven to madness. 9:15 p.m. Wednesday. United Bakery Gallery (T)ERROR (NR) — Filmmakers Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe simultaneously document an FBI informant and the target of his terrorism sting. 6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Zeitgeist Topsy-Turvy (R) — Victorian-era opera team Sir Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert sing about singing as they write 19th-century smash hit The Mikado in the 1999 musical. 7 p.m. Wednesday. United Bakery Gallery Varsity Spirit’s American Cheerleader (NR) — But I’m really, actually a cheerleader! 7 p.m. Thursday, 12:55 p.m. Sunday. Elmwood, Slidell, Regal Waste Land (NR) — Artist Vik Muniz creates treasure from trash at a landfill outside Rio de Janeiro. 7 p.m. Monday. Tulane Freeman Auditorium Alliance Francaise: 1519 Jackson Ave., (504) 568-0770;

REVIEW AMC Clearview Palace 12: Clearview Mall, 4486 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-1257; AMC Elmwood Palace 20: 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, (504) 733-2029; AMC Westbank Palace 16: 1151 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 263-2298; www. Burgundy Picture House: 4117 Burgundy St.; Cafe Istanbul: New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 940-1130; Chalmette Movies: 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 304-9992; Comiskey Park: 600 Jefferson Davis Pwky.; www.nola. gov/nordc Contemporary Arts Center: 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno. org The Grand 14 Esplanade: 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 229-4259; The Grand 16 Slidell: 1950 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 641-1889; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center: 1225 N. Rampart St., (504) 558-6100; Prytania Theatre: 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; Regal Covington Stadium 14: 69348 Louisiana State Hwy. 121, Covington, (985) 871-7787; St. Dominic School: 6361 Memphis St., (504) 486-2824 St. Vincent’s Guest House: 1507 Magazine St., (504) 3029606; www.stvguesthouse. com Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park., (504) 658-4100; www. The Theatres at Canal Place: The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 581-2540; Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium: 6823 St. Charles Ave., (504) 314-2200; University of New Orleans, Performing Arts Center, Robert E. Nims Theatre: 2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-7469; edu United Bakery Gallery: 1337 St. Bernard Ave., (504) 495-6863 Whole Foods Market: 300 N. Broad St., (504) 434-3364; Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center: 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858;



6 p.m. daily Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. (504) 352-1150

The first thing many documentary filmmakers require is access to those who can shed new light on a timely or controversial subject. Sometimes that happens by accident: journalist and filmmaker Lyric R. Cabral’s discovery that a former neighbor and longtime friend was an FBI informant led directly to the deeply troubling (T)ERROR. Co-directed with David Felix Sutcliffe, the film lifts the veil on the FBI’s post-9/11 practice of using paid informants to uncover terrorist activity on American soil. As (T)ERROR reveals in shocking detail, those activities — which may consist of nothing more than a stated willingness to do something illegal — often occur only with encouragement from informants who stand to profit from the entire ordeal. Cabral’s informant friend Saeed “Shariff” Torres doesn’t just describe for the camera what goes on in a 21st-century terrorist sting. For reasons of his own, Torres allows Cabral and Sutcliffe to surreptitiously film his latest undercover operation without the knowledge of his FBI employers. Amazingly, the target of the sting — an American Muslim convert named Khalifah al-Akili — also opens up to the filmmakers in secret. Neither informant nor target is aware the other is participating in the film, even as their real-world game of cat and mouse continues. (T)ERROR uses these extraordinary circumstances to examine a post-9/11 America where the balance between domestic safety and civil liberties appears to have gone off the rails. With its remarkable access to shadowy figures and clandestine activities, the film touches on a long list of related topics, from the FBI’s highly questionable tactics to a working definition of entrapment and the tortured soul of the undercover informant. Careful construction of the mostly verite-style footage allows Cabral and Sutcliffe to slowly develop a film that’s journalistically sound and creatively vibrant. (T)ERROR devotes its first half to 63-year-old Muslim and former Black Panther Torres. Even the half-dozen felony convictions held over Torres’ head by the FBI don’t explain his apparent comfort with making a career of sending his closest friends to prison. Torres never addresses the reasons for his risky participation in the documentary, but appears to see himself as a kind of whistleblower as regards the FBI. He also seems desperate to make sense of a lifetime of poor choices. It’s a sad portrait of a man held captive by an invisible prison of his own device. The film gradually adopts the perspective of suspected terrorist al-Akili thanks to the FBI’s increasingly questionable efforts to nail him for crimes he doesn’t appear interested in committing. (T)ERROR’s access to participants may be unique, but its story now happens with alarming regularity. In a radio interview excerpted in the film, author Trevor Aaronson (The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism) points out that the Bureau’s corps of paid informants has grown from 1,500 to 15,000 since the World Trade Center towers came down in 2001. It’s not hard to imagine why many FBI counterterrorism investigations begin on ethically shaky ground. (T)ERROR has so much on its plate that it barely touches on what may be the most disturbing aspect. Though anti-American speech is fully protected by the First Amendment, today that speech increasingly serves as a basis for prosecution in cases involving “conspiracy to commit” terrorist acts. Surely there remains a gulf between talk and action, even among suspected terrorists. — KEN KORMAN




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Art Studio Tour. Various locations in Mandeville — The Mandeville A.R.T. Collaborative presents a tour of artists’ studios including John Marc Anderson, Deanna Beesley, Peg Usner, Laura Mitchell, Bill Ayers, Bob Viosca, Judy Newman and Mercedes Wells. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Ariodante Gallery. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233; — Paintings by Gustavo Duque and Kim Zabbia; pottery by Renee Melito; jewelry by Peggy Logan; opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

A Day in the Country. River House at Crevasse 22, 8122 Saro Lane, Poydras; www.cano-la. org — Visitors can watch artists create plein air paintings, or bring art supplies to make their own at the Creative Alliance of New Orleans’ sculpture garden. Attendees can also walk a woodland art trail and be interviewed for the current exhibit “The Spirit of the People of St. Bernard.” Refreshments are served. Free. RSVP online. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


Julia Street art walk. New Orleans Arts District — Galleries in the Warehouse District host free openings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.


Arthur Roger Gallery. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; www. — “All You Need Know,” paintings by Nicole Charbonnet; “The Other Landscape,” work by Jacqueline Bishop; opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Beata Sasik Gallery. 541 Julia St., (985) 288-4170; www.beatasasik. com — “Fragments,” paintings and jewelry by Beata Sasik, opening reception 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Boyd Satellite. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; — Work by Deborah Pelais, opens Saturday. Callan Contemporary. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; — “The Surge,”

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Guy Lyman Fine Art. 3645 Magazine St., (504) 899-4687; — “Reflections of Louisiana,” paintings by Mary Carol Robinson Gallery. 840 Helen Seago, opening reception 6 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; — p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. “Louisiana Heartland,” new work Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery. by Dave Ivey, opening reception Delgado Community College, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. 615 City Park Ave., (504) 361-6620; Cole Pratt Gallery. 3800 Magart-gallery — “Forerunners: Work azine St., (504) 891-6789; www. by Current NOCCA Student-Artists,” — “Riding opening reception 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Cars Without Seat Belts,” Thursday. ceramics by Diana Synatzske; “Paradox,” mixed-media landJean Bragg Gallery of Southern scapes by Danna Ruth Harvey; Art. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; opening reception 6 p.m. to — Paintings 8 p.m. Saturday. of Louisiana wildlife by Mickey Asche and Don Reggio, opening reCollins C. Diboll Art Gallery. Loyola University, Monroe Library, ception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. fourth floor, 6363 St. Charles Ave., Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. 400 (504) 861-5456; Julia St., (504) 522-5471; www. dibollgallery — Prints from the — “DeMarais Press, opens Thursday. parture,” sculpture by Paul Villinski; Cutting Edge Center for the Arts. “Merged,” works by Nikki Rosato; 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 649-3727; Wednesday. — “Humanism,” work by Dolores M.S. Rau Antiques. 630 Royal St., Crain, opens Friday. (504) 523-5660; www.rauantiques. The Foundation Gallery. 1109 com — “America, Illustrated: Six Royal St., (504) 568-0955; www. Decades of Saturday Evening Post — Covers,” opens Friday. “Florida Room,” paintings and New Orleans Glassworks installation by Jessica Bizer, & Printmaking Studio. 727 opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; www. new work by George Dunbar, opens Thursday; opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. — Audubon Park egret photography by Scott Schexnaydre; glass sculpture by Robert Stern; opening reception and glassblowing demonstrations from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Octavia Art Gallery. 454 Julia St., (504) 309-4249; — Paintings by Julie Robinson and Greta Van Campen, opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The Southern Letterpress. 3700 St. Claude Ave., (504) 264-3715; www.thesouthernletterpress. com — “Community Print Shop Exhibition,” selection of prints by New Orleans Community Print Shop members curated by Sierra Kozman, opens Saturday; opening reception 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 14. Steve Martin Fine Art. 624 Julia St., (504) 566-1390; www. — “Stratigraphics,” paintings and assemblage by Brent Houzenga, opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Ten Gallery. 4432 Magazine St., (504) 333-1414; — “Ici ou La-Bas, Peut-Etre la Haut,” paintings by Jonathan Mayers and Denise Comeau, opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m Saturday.

GALLERIES 5 Press Gallery. 5 Press St., (504) 940-2900; www.5pressgallery. com — Solo exhibition by Brandan Odums, through Saturday. Angela King Gallery. 241 Royal St., (504) 524-8211; — New works by Joanna Zjawinska; “Temples of Glass,” glass sculptures by Marlene Rose; both through Nov. 13. Antenna Gallery. 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; — “Interdiamentional,” paintings, sculpture and installations by Mark Gosford, through Sunday. Antieau Gallery. 927 Royal St., (504) 304-0849; — Work by Chris Roberts-Antieau, ongoing. Anton Haardt Gallery. 2858 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; — “Outsider Artist Expose,” folk and outsider art by Mose Tolliver, Howard Finster, Jimmy Lee Sudduth and Chuckie Williams, ongoing. Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico. 901 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 528-3722 — “Culto a la Muerte,” photography by Charles Lovell, Michael Alford and Owen Murphy, through Friday.

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ART LISTINGS Barrister’s Gallery. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; www. — “Eating Chicken (mild), Eating Chicken (spicy),” video installation by Artemis Antippas; “Minotaur,” drawings and collages by Michael Fedor; “Still Shadows,” drawings by Rollin Beamish; all through Saturday.

com — Group exhibition of New Orleans-inspired art, ongoing.

Berta’s and Mina’s Antiquities Gallery. 4138 Magazine St., (504) 895-6201 — Paintings by Mina Lanzas and Nilo Lanzas, ongoing.

The Front. 4100 St. Claude Ave., (504) 301-8654; www.nolafront. org — “Distractions and Follies: New Finished Works in Progress,” mixed-media work by Alex Podesta; “Equuleus,” photography by Lee Deigaard; “Rough Draft,” sculpture by Stacey M. Holloway; “Star!Star!Star!Circle!,” performance by George Ferrandi; all through Sunday.

Boyd Satellite. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; — “Taylor Mead in Exile,” paintings, sketches and personal items belonging to the writer and actor, through Tuesday. Byrdie’s Gallery. 2422 St. Claude Ave., (504) 656-6794; — “Sun-Ripe Reverie,” paintings and installation by Samantha Mullen and Kyle Tveten, through Nov. 10. Casell-Bergen Gallery. 1305 Decatur St., (504) 524-0671; www. — Work by Joachim Casell, Rene Ragi, Bedonna, Gamal Sabla, Phillip Sage and others, ongoing. Catalyst Gallery of Art. 5207 Magazine St., (504) 220-7756; www.catalystgalleryofart.

The Degas Gallery. 604 Julia St., (504) 826-9744; — “Tangled Up in Blue,” group exhibition of paintings by Zona Wainwright, Rhenda Saporito, Emily Lovejoy, Marcia Holmes, Faye Earnest and others, through Nov. 20. — “Trace Elements,” mixed-media work by Scott Andresen, through Sunday. Graphite Galleries. 936 Royal St., (504) 565-3739; — Group exhibition by gallery artists, ongoing. Guthrie Contemporary. 3815 Magazine St., (504) 897-2688; www.guthriecontemporary. com — Photography by Dorothy O’Connor, through December. Hall-Barnett Gallery. 237 Chartres St., (504) 522-5657; www. — “Memories for Sale,” group exhibition featuring Daisy Winfrey, Merrily Challiss and others, through Sunday.

Gallery Burguieres. 736 Royal St., (504) 301-1119; — Mixed media by Ally Burguieres, ongoing.

Hyph3n-Art Gallery. 1901 Royal St., (504) 264-6863; www. — Group exhibition featuring Polina Tereshina, Walker Babington, Charles Hoffacker, Garrett Haab, Jacob Edwards, Wendy Warrelmann and Amy Ieyoub, ongoing.

Gallery Orange. 819 Royal St., (504) 701-0857; — “Masters as Muse,” group exhibition of art inspired by the Old Masters, through Nov. 16.

John Bukaty Studio and Gallery. 841 Carondelet St., (970) 232-6100; www.johnbukaty. com — Paintings and sculpture by John Bukaty, ongoing.

Good Children Gallery. 4037 St. Claude Ave., (504) 616-7427; www.

J&S Gallery. 3801 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 952-

Gallery B. Fos. 3956 Magazine St., (504) 444-2967; — Paintings by Becky Fos, ongoing.

9163 — Wood carvings and paintings by local artists, ongoing. Ken Kirschman Artspace. NOCCA Riverfront, 2800 Chartres St., (504) 940-2787; www.nocca. com — NOCCA faculty exhibition, through Nov. 21. La Madama Bazarre. 910 Royal St., (504) 236-5076; — Mixed-media group exhibition by Jane Talton, Lateefah Wright, Sean Yseult, Darla Teagarden and others, ongoing. LeMieux Galleries. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; — “Pints, Quarts and Gallons,” work by Christopher Saucedo, through Nov. 28. M. Francis Gallery. 1228 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 931-1915; — Paintings by Myesha Francis, ongoing. Martin Lawrence Gallery New Orleans. 433 Royal St., (504) 299-9055; www.martinlawrence. com — “Twenty-First Century Cool,” paintings and mixed-media work by Francois Fressinier, through Nov. 25. Martin Welch Art Gallery. 223 Dauphine St., (504) 388-4240; — Paintings and mixed media by

Martin Welch, ongoing. Michalopoulos Gallery. 617 Bienville St., (504) 558-0505; www. — Paintings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing. Myrtle Banks Building. 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.; www. — “Juvenile in Justice,” photography of incarcerated youth by Richard Ross, through Nov. 20. New Orleans Art Center. 3330 St. Claude Ave. — “Bywater Biennial,” group exhibition curated by Don Marshall, through Sunday. New Orleans Photo Alliance. 1111 St. Mary St., (504) 610-4899; — “Catalyst,” group photography exhibition juried by Alan F. Rothschild, through Nov. 15. New Orleans Tattoo Museum. 1915 1/2 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., (504) 218-5319; www.nolatattoomuseum. com — “Folklore & Flash,” tattoo designs and artifacts, ongoing. Oak Street Gallery. 111 N. Oak St., Hammond, (985) 345-0251; www. — Work by Thom Barlow, Mark Haller, Pat Macaluso and John Robinson, ongoing. Overby Gallery. 529 N. Florida St., Covington, (985) 888-1310; www. — Group exhibition by gallery artists featuring James

Overby, John Goodwyne, Kathy Partridge, Linda Shelton and Ray Rouyer, ongoing. Parse Gallery. 134 Carondelet St., (262) 607-2773; www.parsenola. com — “The Colour Out of Space,” group exhibition of films curated by Deltaworkers, through Nov. 21. Pedestal Gallery. 221 Dauphine St., (504) 645-3864; — New artwork by George Williams and Pamela Marquis, ongoing. Photo Works New Orleans. 521 St. Ann St., (504) 593-9090; www.photoworksneworleans. com — Photography by Louis Sahuc, ongoing. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-7945; — “UPcycle: Reuse, Reconstruct, Reconfigure,” group exhibition by gallery artists featuring recycled objects, through Nov. 22; work by Peg Martinez, Andrew Jackson Pollack, Allison Cook, Paul Troyano and others, ongoing. RidgeWalker Glass Gallery. 2818 Rampart St., (504) 957-8075, (504) 450-2839; www.ridgewalkerglass. com — Glass and metal sculpture and paintings by Teri Walker and Chad Ridgeway, ongoing. PAGE 62



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A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum and Tomoo Gokita

If Halloween didn’t sate your craving for things dark and creepy, you might want to drop by the Newcomb Art Museum and catch some surprisingly spooky art while burnishing your credentials as an aesthete. Despite its contemporary and civilized veneer, A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum and Tomoo Gokita, curated by Monica Ramirez-Montagut, exudes a dark aura that harks to the excesses of expressionism, pop culture and technology. Some of the figures suggest the sorts of mutations A Shared Space: Kaws, Karl Wirsum and that might have been THRU Tomoo Gokita spawned by Disney JAN World in the aftermath Tulane University of an atomic apocaNewcomb Art Museum lypse. For instance, (504) 865-5328 New York artist KAWS’ 16-foot-tall sculpture Companion evokes a monstrous mutant Mickey Mouse holding his head in his hands as if mourning the demise of childhood. Or maybe he’s just suffering from a form of digital dementia caused by acute Photoshop poisoning. Digital technology allows everyone to modify everything for good or ill, but the early 1960s art movement known as Chicago Imagism presaged many of the more extravagant exaggerations that now characterize all things digital. Its influence continues today in founding member Karl Wirsum’s alluring painted freak shows — in works like his hypnotically demonic fever dream Throw a Wait Line Proof of Purse Chase (pictured). Just what is it about Chicago redheads, anyway? Scary stuff. If Wirsum takes his cues from the art of the insane, Tomoo Gokita came to sex and horror naturally as the son of the editor of the Japanese edition of Playboy magazine. Maybe its food coloring-hued skin tones and airbrushed body parts caused him to rebel into a realm of black-and-white anatomical grotesquerie. Speechless depicts a couple posed in a casual embrace. Their flashy demeanor reflects the assertively affluent hedonism long championed by Playboy — except for the deep, dark voids where their heads should be. Playboy was born in Chicago almost simultaneously with the Imagist movement. The magazine is shedding nude photos, but the legacy of Chicago Imagism lives on. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT





River House at Crevasse 22. 8122 Saro Lane, Poydras; www. — Sculpture garden addressing environmental themes, ongoing. Rolland Golden Gallery. 325 E. Lockwood St., Covington, (985) 888-6588; — Work by Rolland Golden, ongoing. Rutland Street Gallery. 828 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 773-4553; — Group exhibition featuring Peggy Imm, Shirley

Doiron, Georgie Dossouy, Len Heatherly, Brooke Bonura and others, ongoing. Scott Edwards Photography Gallery. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581; — “Of the Rising Tide: A Photo Essay on the Vanishing Bayou Community of Isle de Jean Charles,” photography by Melinda Rose, through Dec. 6; “A Photographic Tribute to Clarence John Laughlin,” photography by and inspired by Laughlin, through Feb. 14, 2016.

Sibley Gallery. 3427 Magazine St., (504) 899-8182; — Group exhibition by gallery artists, ongoing. Staple Goods. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; www. — “Transpositions,” new work by Marianne Desmarais, through Sunday. Stella Jones Gallery. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, (504) 568-9050; — “New Orleans Landmarks,”

ART LISTINGS paintings by Charles Simms, through November. Tripolo Gallery. 401 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 893-1441 — Group exhibition by gallery artists, ongoing. UNO-St. Claude Gallery. 2429 St. Claude Ave., (504) 280-6493; — “UNO Painting: 1971-2015,” work by professors emeritus Doyle Gertjejansen, Richard Johnson and Jim Richard, through Sunday. Vieux Carre Gallery. 507 St. Ann St., (504) 522-2900; www. — Work by Sarah Stiehl, ongoing.

SPARE SPACES The Building 1427. 1427 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 3529283; — Work by Daniel Jupiter, Mark Lacabe and Ted Ellis, ongoing. CellarDoor. 916 Lafayette St., (504) 383-5583; www. — “Icons, Rockstars and Rebels,” work by Frank Worth, Irving Klaw, George Hurrell and Josh Wingerter, through Thursday. Fairynola. 5715 Magazine St., (504) 269-2033; www.fairynola. com — “Enchantment,” paintings by Tim Jordan and Louise Rimington, ongoing. LA46. 2232 St. Claude Ave., (504) 220-5177; — “Jazz, Jazzland & All That Jazz,” photographs by Skip Bolen, ongoing.

Mystic Blue Signs. 2212 Magazine St., (504) 525-4691; www. — Group calligraphy exhibition by the New Orleans Lettering Arts Association, through Friday. Pop City. 3118 Magazine St., (504) 304-7744; www.facebook. com/funrockn.popcity — “2300 Miles: One String, Many Drawings,” drawings and paintings by Nurhan Gokturk, through December. Tulane City Center. 1725 Baronne St., (504) 865-5389; www. — “Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard: Past, Present and Future,” historical exhibit of photographs and documents, through Dec. 5.

MUSEUMS The Historic New Orleans Collection. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — Hand-carved decoy ducks, ongoing. Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art. The Historic New Orleans Collection, 400 Chartres St.,

Louisiana Children’s Museum. 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; — Architecture and historic French Quarter life exhibit by The Historic New Orleans Collection, ongoing. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo. 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state. — “From ‘Dirty Shirts’ to Buccaneers,” art, artifacts and documents from the Battle of New Orleans, through Jan. 8, 2016; “Louisiana: A Medley of Cultures,” art and display exploring Louisiana’s Native American, African and European influences, ongoing. Louisiana State Museum Presbytere. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm. — “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy,” Carnival costume designs by Helen Clark Warren and John C. Scheffler, through Dec. 4, 2016; “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond,” interactive displays and artifacts; “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; both ongoing. New Orleans Museum of Art. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — “Time/Frame,” photography from the permanent collection, through Nov. 22; “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through December; Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi,” contemporary Japanese Noh masks, through Jan. 10, 2016; “Jasper Johns: Reversals,” exhibition of prints, through Jan. 23, 2016; “Orientalism: Taking and Making,” European and American art influenced by Middle Eastern, North African and East Asian cultures, through December 2016; “Pierre Joseph Landry: Patriot, Planter, Sculptor,” through March 20, 2016. Newcomb Art Museum. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Newcomb Place, (504) 314-2406; — “A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum and Tomoo Gokita,” group exhibition, through Jan. 3, 2016. Ogden Museum of Southern Art. 925 Camp St., (504) 5399600; — “Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection,” through Saturday; traditional Day of the Dead altar by Cynthia Ramirez, through Nov. 10; “Art of the Cup & Teapot Spotlight,” group exhibition hosted by the Center for Southern Craft and Design, through Dec. 8; “Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink,” photography by Bill

Yates, through Jan. 17, 2016; “Objects of Interest: Recent Acquisitions for the Permanent Collection,” through Feb. 5, 2016; “Bent, Not Broken,” drawings by Michael Meads, through February 2016. Old U.S. Mint. 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; www. museums/the-old-us-mint — “Keeping Time,” photographs of Louisiana’s musical history, through Jan. 1, 2016; “Time Takes a Toll,” conserved instruments featuring Fats Domino’s piano, through December 2016. Southeastern Architectural Archive. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 865-5699; www.seaa. — “Medieval Louisiana,” exhibit about the region’s adoption of Byzantine, Romanesque, Hispano-Moresque and Gothic architectural forms from the antebellum period through the early 20th century, through May 20, 2016. Southern Food & Beverage Museum. 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405; — “The Photography of Modernist Cuisine,” large-format photography by Nathan Myhrvold, through March 1, 2016. Williams Research Center. 410 Chartres St., (504) 523-4662; — “It’s Only Natural: Flora and Fauna in Louisiana Decorative Arts,” exhibition of antiques and decorative items, through Nov. 28; “Rolland Golden’s Hurricane Katrina Series: A Selection,” paintings by Rolland Golden, through Jan. 16, 2016.

CALL FOR ARTISTS Antenna Open Call. Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; — The gallery seeks local, national and international artists to apply for a 2016 solo show, an honorarium and other resources. Visit www.pressstreet. for details. Deadline Nov. 25. French Quarter Festival poster artists. The festival seeks artist proposals for the 2016 festival poster. Visit for details; send submissions to Erin Stover at or to 400 N. Peters Street, Suite 205, New Orleans, LA 70130. Deadline Nov. 13. Photography Contest and Show. Downtown Gallery 630, 630 Belanger St., Houma, (985) 851-2198; — The Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild seeks entries for its annual photography contest and show from Nov. 8-19 in Houma. Entry fee $30. Call, visit the website or email for details. Deadline Nov. 4.


M. Furniture Gallerie. 2726 Royal St., Suite B, (504) 324-2472; — Paintings by Tracy Jarmon; copper work by Giovanni; watercolors by Bill James; furniture by John Wilhite; all ongoing.

(504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org/nelson-galleries — “The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City,” photography by David Spielman and archival images, through Jan. 9, 2016.


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THEATER FESTIVALS Faux/Real Festival of Arts. Various locations; www. — The inaugural festival features locally produced and touring theatrical productions, burlesque performances, literary readings, food and drink events and more. Sub-festivals include dance showcase eDGe (, solo performance festival Razor’s Edge ( and burlesque festival NOLA Nerdlesque ( An opening night gala takes place Nov. 4 at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Wednesday through Nov. 22.



1964: The Tribute. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., (504) 525-1052; — The show recreates a Beatles performance from the early 1960s with period instruments, clothing and banter. Tickets start at $20 (excluding fees). 8 p.m. Saturday.


The Addams Family. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; — Wednesday Addams (Madison Kerth) disrupts her macabre family when she decides to marry a normal young man in the musical based on Charles Addams’ cartoon characters. General tickets $40, seniors $38, students and military $36. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

com — In this Noel Coward comedy, a novelist researching the supernatural invokes the wrath of his deceased wife. General tickets $20, students $10. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Clown Bar. Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St., (504) 2674863; www.thenolaproject. com — The NOLA Project presents Adam Szymkowicz’s immersive comedy about a murder in the clown underworld. Tickets $25. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 8 p.m. Sunday. Greater Tuna. Cutting Edge Center for the Arts, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 649-3727; — Brian Fontenot and Cameron Welsh star as hosts of a quirky call-in radio show in a comedy about the fictional small town of Tuna, Texas. Tickets start at $22. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Gutenberg! The Musical! Maison Blues, 2144 First St., Slidell, (985) 645-9131; www. — The “Brisket and Broadway” dinner production stars David Jacobs and Rickie Luke as aspiring playwrights who stage a musical about the inventor of the printing press. Dinner and show $48. Dinner at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Hello Josephine. Teatro Wego!, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, (504) 885-2000; — The third installment in the Blueberry Hill saga features more classic New Orleans R&B songs. Tickets $30 adults, $27 seniors and military, $20 students, $15 children. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Always a Bridesmaid. 30 by 90 Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville, (844) 843-3090; — Nicole Hebert, Andrea Elu, Amy Riddell, Lisa Keiffer, Deborah Marcelle and Susan Kaufman star in the Jones Hope Wooten comedy about a group of friends who promise to be in each other’s weddings. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Jump, Jive & Wail: The Music of Louis Prima. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; — The show includes songs Louis Prima was known for, including “Sing! Sing! Sing!” and “Basin Street Blues.” Dinner 6 p.m., show 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; brunch show 11 a.m. Sunday.

America’s Got Talent: The AllStars Tour. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., (504) 287-0351; — The live performance features top acts from the reality TV series, including Taylor Williamson, Emily West, Recycled Percussion and more. Ticket start at $30 (excluding fees). 8 p.m. Sunday.

King Lear. Fortress of Lushington, 2215 Burgundy St.; www. — Daniel SchubertSkelly directs Shakespeare’s tragedy, starring Michael Martin as the troubled king. Tickets start at $20. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Blithe Spirit. Playmakers Theater, 1916 Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 893-1671; www.playmakersinc.

The Ladies Man. Loyola University New Orleans, Marquette Theatre, Marquette Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2074; www.montage. — Loyola Theatre

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presents Charles Morey’s adaptation of George Feydeau’s bedroom farce Tailleur Pour Dames. Tickets $12, students and seniors $8. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Simply Irma. Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-7529; — Irma Thomas stars in a musical biopic featuring hit songs like “It’s Raining” and “Ruler of My Heart.” Tickets $25. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday. Sonata for Four Hands. NOCCA Riverfront, 2800 Chartres St., (504) 940-2787; www.nocca. com — Generate INK premieres Bridget Erin’s play about the relationship between two pianists as they master a difficult piece. Tickets $20. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Song of a Man Coming Through. First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St., (504) 488-0856 — Southern Rep premieres Joe Morris Doss and Andrew Doss’ drama based on the life of convicted murderer Earnest Knighton Jr. (Robert Diago Doqui) and his quest to turn his life around in jail. Previews WednesdayFriday. General tickets $40, seniors $35, under age 35 $25. Preview tickets $25. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday. Songs that Won the War. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; — The Victory Belles perform classic World War II-era songs like “The White Cliffs of Dover,” “The Last Time I Saw Paris” and “La Vie en Rose.” Tickets $40. 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Thanks for the Memories. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; www. — The show re-creates Bob Hope’s South Pacific USO tour with nostalgic songs and World War II-era celebrity guests like Judy Garland, the Andrews Sisters and Carmen Miranda. Tickets start at $60, including dinner or brunch. 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday.

FAMILY Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., (504) 280-7171; — Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and the rest of the Sesame Street gang welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India. Tickets start at $15 (excluding fees); babies under one year are free. 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 4:30 p.m. Sunday.


CABARET, BURLESQUE & VARIETY The Blue Book Cabaret. Bourbon Pub and Parade, 801 Bourbon St., (504) 529-2107; — Bella Blue and a rotating cast including Darling Darla James, Nikki Le Villain, Cherry Brown, Ben Wisdom and others perform classic and contemporary burlesque and drag. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. Burlesque Ballroom. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta New Orleans, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2331; — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly 1960s-style burlesque show featuring

music by Romy Kaye and the Brent Walsh Jazz Trio. Midnight Friday.

touring burlesque show pays tribute to pop culture. Tickets start at $25. 9 p.m. Sunday.

Comic Strip. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; — Corey Mack and Roxie le Rouge host a free comedy and burlesque show. 9 p.m. Monday.

Talk Nerdy to Me. Dragon’s Den (upstairs), 435 Esplanade Ave., (504) 940-5546; — The weekly sci-fi-themed revue features burlesque performers, comedians and sideshow acts. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Flim Flam Revue. Lucky Pierre’s, 735 Bourbon Street, (702) 785-7441; — A rotating cast including Dante the Magician, Chris McDaniel and Donny Vomit performs magic, sideshow acts and comedy. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. Wednesday & Sunday. SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque. Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., (504) 528-9569; — SuicideGirls’

The Vice is Right. Dragon’s Den (upstairs), 435 Esplanade Ave., (504) 940-5546; www. — The Society of Sin’s game showthemed burlesque features performers and contestants from the audience. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 9 p.m. Tuesday. Whiskey & Rhinestones. Gravier Street Social, 523


As chamber music blares, robed figures whisper, “He had it coming.” A demon, dressed like a symphony conductor, uncloaks them and they scatter to the shadows in hurried, frantic movements. The demon, Mephistopheles, later waits in the corner as John Faustus calls forth these figures to help him sell his soul to Lucifer in Faustus, produced by Lux et Umbra at the Old Marquer Theatre. Written by Christopher Marlowe, the 16th-century play (fully titled The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus) is based on the German legend of a scholar who — via necromancy and blood oaths — bargains with the devil for great knowledge. Faustus (Matt Standley) wants to know the world’s secrets — and he isn’t certain if Hell exists — so he conjures the demon Mephistopheles (Evan Spigelman). After Faustus cuts his wrist and signs Lucifer’s contract for his soul, the cunning and deceptive Mephistopheles must do his bidding for 24 years. Standley plays the power-hungry Faustus with a mix of wide-eyed wonder and fatalism. At first he is careless in protecting his soul. If there is no Hell, what does he need to worry about? But as the remaining number of years using Mephistopheles’ power dwindles, he becomes concerned. Spigelman is mesmerizing. He pushes his body — screeching like a dying bird and contorting his face in weird ways. Mephistopheles is reluctant to help Faustus, but he is bound to do whatever the arrogant doctor says. Spigelman is frightening and electric; his movement and voice modulations make him seem possessed. Directed by Jon Greene, the show is dark, but there also are humorous moments, such as when Mephistopheles gets phone calls from Lucifer and company, who sound like they came straight from a B-movie about aliens. Shawn Ramagos’ set looks like a medieval dungeon, with blood splattered on the stone walls and hooks hanging from the ceiling. This dark aesthetic sets the mood and adds to the suspense. Faustus is a morality tale, but this production amplifies macabre elements to create unease, and it gets gruesome — Mephistopheles saws off an enemy’s horns, which had been sprouted by magic. An “ensemble of the damned” (Hebert Benjamin, Brian Coogan, Hannah Culwell, Kristen Gremillion and Richard Mayer) dresses like skeletons with white ribs and dark eye makeup. They perform rhythmic, dancelike movements and contort their bodies in entrancing ways, especially Benjamin. Throughout the show, each damned figure takes on different characters — posing as noblemen or one of the seven deadly sins. They frequently act in unison, and the show uses physicality and movement to tell the story. This well-directed and excellently performed production was both scary and thought-provoking. — TYLER GILLESPIE




STAGE LISTINGS Gravier St., (504) 941-7629; www. — Bella Blue hosts the burlesque show. Tickets $10. Visit www. for details. 9 p.m. Thursday & Sunday.

DANCE Above the Oaks. Tulane University, McWilliams Hall, 6823 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-5105 ext. 2; — Newcomb Dance Program students perform a fall dance concert featuring choreography by Gali Du, Brooke Duarte, Megan Wolfkill and Avery Zucker. Free. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

COMEDY 1919. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www.newmovementtheater. com — Derek Dupuy, Chris Trew, CJ Hunt, Tami Nelson, Mike Spara, Chris Kaminstein, Mike Yoder, Cecile Monteyne, Jared Gore, Ian Hoch and James Hamilton perform improv comedy. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Sunday. All Together. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www. — The mash-up show features improv, sketch comedy, storytelling and more. Tickets $5. 7:30 p.m. Friday. All-Star Comedy Revue. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 3104999; www.houseofblues. com — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. 8 p.m. Thursday. Bear with Me. Twelve Mile Limit, 500 S. Telemachus St., (504) 488-8114; www.facebook. com/twelve.mile.limit — Molly Ruben-Long and Julie Mitchell host an open mic. Sign-up at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Monday. Block Party. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www. newmovementtheater. com — Nick Napolitano hosts an open mic. Sign up online. 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Chris & Tami. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www. — Comedy theater founders Chris Trew and Tami Nelson perform free weekly improv. 9:30 p.m Wednesday.


Comedy Catastrophe. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 949-2009; — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. 10 p.m. Tuesday. Comedy F—k Yeah. Dragon’s Den (upstairs), 435 Esplanade Ave., (504) 940-5546; www. — Vincent Zambon hosts a rotating showcase of local comedians. 8:30 p.m. Friday. Comedy Gumbeaux. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www. — Frederick “RedBean” Plunkett hosts local comedians. An open mic follows. 8 p.m. Thursday. ComedySportz. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — The theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The Franchise. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www. — The comedy showcase features a selection of The New Movement’s improv performers and troupes. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Friday. Friday Night Laughs. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts a comedy open mic. 11 p.m. Friday. GG’s 504. Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 287-4707; www.castle501. com — Gina Gomez hosts Anna Lederman, Ronald Cayette, Lina Ester and Matt Owens at the comedy showcase. 8 p.m. Friday. Go Ahead. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; — Shawn Dugas and Kaitlin Marone host local and visiting comics for a free, weekly stand-up comedy show. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. I’m Kind of a Big Deal. Mag’s 940, 940 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 948-1888 — Jake Potter hosts an open-mic comedy show. Midnight Friday. Jeff D’s Comedy Cabaret. Bourbon Pub and Parade, 801 Bourbon St., (504) 529-2107; — Comedian Jeff D and drag performer Carla Cahlua star in a weekly show. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday.

Comedy Beast. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www.thehowlinwolf. com — The New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Johnny Rock. C. Beever’s Bar of Music, 2507 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-9401; www. — Comedian Johnny Rock hosts an open-mic comedy night. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Comedy Boom. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www. — Leon Blanda hosts a free comedy showcase. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Judah Friedlander. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www. — The comedian and actor performs stand-up and signs

his new book, If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons. 8 p.m. Thursday. Knock-Out. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www. — Two comedy acts compete to win an audience vote and perform at the next week’s show. 9:30 p.m. Monday. Lights Up! The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; — Each weekly show features two of The New Movement’s local improv comedy troupes. 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Local Uproar. Paul Oswell hosts stand-up comedy. 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Sidney’s Saloon, 1200 St. Bernard Ave., and 7 p.m. Saturday at AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave. The Magna Carta Show. Playhouse NOLA, 3214 Burgundy St.; www. — William Benner, David Kendall, Nathan Sutter, Brian Tarney and Thomas Fewer star in a weekly improv and sketch comedy show. 10 p.m. Saturday. The Monthly with Rude. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www.newmovementtheater. com — Colleen Allerton and Lauren LaBorde perform a monthly sketch comedy show. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Saturday. A Night of Comedy. Tacos & Beer, 1622 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-8722; — Corey Mack hosts two stand-up comedy showcases. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. Saturday. NOLA Comedy Hour. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; www. — Andrew Polk hosts the series, which features a booked showcase and open mic. Sign-up at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Sunday. Pure Comedy. Pure New Orleans Bar/Lounge, 1101 Gravier St., (844) 787-3504 — Horatio Dell and Amanda G. host an open mic. Sign up at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Thursday. Sean Patton. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www. — Comedian Sean Patton performs a hometown show. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 10:30 p.m. Friday. Think You’re Funny? Carrollton Station Bar and Music Club, 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; — All comics are welcome to perform at the weekly open mic. Sign-up at 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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TUESDAY, NOV 3 Civil War history lecture. University of New Orleans, University Center ballroom, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-6000; — LSU historian Gaines M. Foster gives a lecture titled, “The Memory of the Civil War: What Americans Think About It — and What They Should.” A Q&A session follows. Free. 7 p.m. Congo Kids Heritage & Rhythms Workshop. Port, 2120 Port St.; — Children ages 10-16 participate in an after-school drum workshop hosted by local percussionists. Free. Kids who attend Monday through Friday receive an African drum. Email to RSVP. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Halloween candy buyback. Trick-or-treaters receive cash (usually $1 per pound) for excess loot at several local dentists’ offices. Candy donations go to Operation Gratitude, which creates military care packages. Visit for locations; contact individual offices for times and details.

Louisiana Eats & Cooks Club. Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405; — Jyl Benson and Poppy Tooker host a cooking class based on Tooker’s Tujague’s Restaurant Cookbook. Brady’s Wine Warehouse provides wine pairings. Non-members $65. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Share This! Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave., (504) 595-6755; — Kevin Boyd of R Street Institute and a representative of the Alliance for Neighborhood Prosperity discuss Airbnb in New Orleans at an event hosted by the America’s Future Foundation. 6 p.m. The State of Our Girls. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — The Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund hosts an awards ceremony and panel discussion about reproductive

Taking Tea with the Dragon. English Speaking Union, 6330 St. Charles Ave.; www.usuus. org/neworleans — Former British Ambassador to China Sir Christopher Hum hosts a presentation and Champagne reception. Non-members $40. 6:30 p.m. Toddler Time. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm. org — The museum hosts activities for children ages 3 and under and their parents or caregivers. Non-members $8. 10:30 a.m.

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Get Moving. Growing Local NOLA, 1750 Carondelet St., (504) 507-0357; — The urban farm hosts a free weekly exercise class such as yoga, boot camp or CrossFit. Call (813) 785-8386 or email to RSVP. 7 p.m. HIdden Treasures. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; — Friends of the Cabildo present a behind-the-scenes tour of the Louisiana State Museum’s Jazz Collection. Non-members $25. 6 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Yoga at the Cabildo. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; — Yogis of all experience levels practice in the Cabildo gallery. Non-members $12. 7:30 a.m.

Nature Walk and Titivation. Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-1238; www.northlakenature. org — Guests tour natural habitats and learn to prune plants along the trail. 1 p.m.

Casino dance class. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; — Kevin Braxton of Cuban dance group Bookoo Rueda teaches a free class on the salsa-like Cuban dance. 7 p.m. Creative Grind. The Rook Cafe, 4516 Freret St., (618) 520-9843; event/creative-grind — Designers, artists and writers meet to share work and offer feedback. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. An Evening in the Garden of Eden. Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 2125301; — The Eden House fundraiser includes a wine and cheese reception and an informational program about the charity’s services for victims of sex trafficking. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Family Flow Yoga. New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.; www. — The free yoga








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Barbershop Meetings. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — Peter Nahkid leads the men’s discussion. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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White Glove Wednesdays. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — Assistant Director of Education for Interpretation Walt Burgoyne gives visitors a chance to wear original military uniforms and equipment. 9 a.m. Windows 10 presentation. Congregation Gates of Prayer, 4000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-2600; www. — IT professional Ricardo Mesa discusses strengths and weaknesses of the new Windows operating system at a free meeting of the New Orleans Personal Computer Club. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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THURSDAY, NOV 5 30 Years of Lighting the Way Gala. City Park, Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, 12 Magnolia Drive — The Alliance for Affordable Energy’s benefit features food, drinks, raffles and music by Derrick Freeman’s World and Jayna Morgan & the Sazarac Sunrise Swingers. Tickets $100, age 30 and under $30. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bridge lessons. Wes Busby Bridge Center, 2709 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-0869 — Beginners and novices take free bridge lessons. 9 a.m. PAGE 69



It’s All About the Music Bike Ride. Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., (504) 6583200; — NOLA Social Ride cyclists cruise around the city, stopping along the way to enjoy live music. Visit for details. 6 p.m.

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C. Donatiello Wine Dinner. Emeril’s Delmonico, 1300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-4937; www.emerilsrestaurants. com — The four-course meal pairs food by chef Anthony Scanio with wines from Sonoma County’s C. Donatello Winery. The dinner costs $110, excluding tax and gratuity. 6:30 p.m. Garden to Glass: Bitters and Sweets. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www. — Scot Mattox of El Guapo Bitters leads a workshop on making and using bitters in cocktails and cooking. Tickets $35. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

urban farm hosts a free class on seasonal desserts with chef Katy Tull. Call (813) 785-8386 or email info@ to RSVP. 7 p.m. World War II Discussion Group. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; — Historian Brian Altobello hosts a monthly group for history buffs. 7 p.m.

Joseph and a screening of Edward Scissorhands. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Gator Fest. Holy Name of Jesus School, 6325 Cromwell Place, (504) 861-1466; www. — “Gators in Oz” is the theme of the school fair, which features rides, games, children’s activities, food and music by MoJeaux, Hwy 78’s and others. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Scandinavian Festival. The Norwegian Church in New Orleans, 1772 Prytania St., (504) 525-3602 — The cultural festival and church fair features two days of live jazz and blues music, food, desserts, drinks, kids’ activities and a silent auction. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

SATURDAY, NOV 7 Alvar Library’s 75th Anniversary. Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., (504) 596-2667; www. — From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., a kids’ event features a screen printing workshop, music by Bamboula 2000 and snacks. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., a family-friendly party features a letterpress workshop, jazz and harp music, publications by local youth writers, drinks and birthday cake. Aquaculture workshop. Capstone Community Gardens & Orchard, 1816 Lizardi St.; — David Young gives a live show-and-tell about aquaculture. Refreshments are served. Tickets $5. 10 a.m. to noon. Bienville Saturday Market. Swap Meet NOLA, 3525 Bienville St., (504) 813-5370; — The pet-friendly weekly market features arts, crafts, a flea market and food. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Big TREEsy kickoff. St. George’s Episcopal School, 923 Napoleon Ave, (504) 891-5509; — NOLA Tree Project (formerly Hike for KaTREEna) gives away 500 free trees (one per resident). The season kickoff also features guest lectures, live music, food trucks, a kids’ gardening activity and trees for sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakthrough New Orleans anniversary reception. Isidore Newman School, 1903 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-6323; www.btnola. org — Education nonprofit Breakthrough New Orleans (formerly Summerbridge New Orleans) celebrates its 25th year with a cocktail reception. Tickets $50, under age 25 $25. Central City Festival. Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, 1600-1700 blocks, (504) 528-1806; www.ochaleyblvd.

org — This year’s theme is “Dancin’ in the Streets” and the free festival features live music, dance lessons, cooking demonstrations, craft vendors, food trucks, a giant public line dance and activities for kids, including a dance contest and basketball tournament. Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra and “Uganda” Roberts & Tom Worrell perform. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Chess Fest. Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2675; — Grandmaster Irina Krush plays 20 chess games simultaneously at the event, which also features a human chess game, themed crafts, food trucks and live music by Victor Atkins and Pawn Storm. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cocktails & Blues Gala. Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., (504) 593-8264; cocktailsandblues — Lake Forest Charter School’s “Superheroes Among Us” fundraiser features an awards ceremony, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and music by Gina Brown. Tickets start at $60. Patron dinner at 6 p.m., gala at 8 p.m. Covington Art Market. Covington Trailhead, 419 N. Hampshire St., Covington; — The market features a variety of work from local and regional artists, including jewelry, crafts, photography, paintings and more. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock. City Park Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 483-9386; www. — Attendees learn the basics of creating bonsai trees. Tickets $35. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Crescent City Fall Classic. New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 488-2896; www.neworleanscitypark. com — The 5K run is open to all ages and the post-race party features beer, food and music by the Soul Rebels. Late registration $35. Checkin at 7 a.m., race at 8:30 a.m. Dutch Oven Gathering. Bogue Chitto Park, 17049 State Park Blvd., Franklinton, (888) 677-7312 — The Bogue Chitto Dutch Oven Cookers demonstrate their preferred outdoor cooking method. 9 a.m. Esther Fest. Bogue Falaya Park, downtown Covington, (985) 892-1811; — The benefit for anti-trafficking charity the


Greenway Soiree. Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, 732 N. Broad Ave., (504) 827-1559; Bats of Barataria. Jean Lafitte National Historical soiree — The Friends of Lafitte Park and Preserve, 6588 Greenway’s benefit features Barataria Blvd., Marrero, wine and cocktails from Bizou (504) 589-3882; www.nps. Get Fired Up for Kingsley Wines and Mystic Vine, New gov/jela — Bat researcher House. Kingsley House, 1600 Belgium beer, food from LiberCraig Hood leads nighttime Constance St., (504) 523-6221; ty’s Kitchen, a silent auction bat-watching. Call to RSVP by — and music by Smoking Time Wednesday. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kermit Ruffins and Rebirth Jazz Club and DJ Pompeii. Brass Band perform at the Patron party at 6 p.m., event Black Lives Matter Symkickoff for Kingsley House’s from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. posium. Xavier University #CoatsForKids drive and Center, 1 Drexel Drive, (504) Magazine St. Art Market. Dat there’s food from VooDoo 520-7568; www.xulablackDog, 3336 Magazine St., (504) BBQ. Admission is free with — Xavier 324-2226; www.datdognola. a business card. 6:30 p.m. University’s symposium com — Local artists sell crafts to 8:30 p.m. includes lectures, panels, at the weekend market in workshops, a spoken word Historic Houses Society Dat Dog’s courtyard. 6 p.m. performance and reception. Fall Gala. Private residence, to 11 p.m. Teach for America director call for details — Circle Miracle on Manhattan. Brittany Packnett, Marquette level donors are invited to University professor Bryan N. Royal Palm Restaurant, 1901 the fall gala benefitting Massingale and U.S. Attorney Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) Hermann-Grima + Gallier 644-4100; www.royalpalmKenneth Polite are among Historic Houses. Donations — Class Act start at $1000, or $750 under the featured speakers Entertainment’s “Chocolate and topics include racism, age 35. 7 p.m. poverty and criminal justice Factory” fundraiser features Libations in Stations reform. Visit the website for live music, spoken word Under Renovation. Various performances, body painting, full schedule and details. 6 locations; — a vendor market, photo opp.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 8:30 The Preservation Resource portunities, DJs and dancing. a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday. Center hosts a series of Caren Green, Kourtney Heart, Brain research lecture. happy hour discussions at DJ RQAway, T-Ray the Violinist Parker United Methodist former police and fire staand others perform. Proceeds Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., tions currently undergoing benefit Class Act’s holiday (504) 895-1222; www.parkercommercial renovations. toy distribution. Tickets $30. 9 — Social worker Visit the website for details p.m. to 2 a.m. David Schoen discusses “The and locations. 6 p.m. Moonlight on the River. Latest Brain Research and A Night in Italy. Andrea’s Magnolia School, 100 Central Its Relation to PsychotherRestaurant, 3100 19th St., Ave., (504) 731-1317; www. apy, Clinical Practice and Metairie, (504) 834-8583; — The Jungian Psychology” at a www.andreasrestaurant. gala features food from local C.G. Jung Society lecture. com — The four-course meal Non-members $15. A related restaurants, actions, a perforfeatures red wine pairings. mance by the Pussyfooters workshop takes place at The dinner costs $38, and music by The Mixed Nuts. 10 a.m. Saturday. Workshop excluding tax and gratuity. Proceeds benefit the school’s tickets $45. 7:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. new wellness center. Tickets EAT Pig at SoFab. Southern start at $100, under age 30 Sistahs Making a Change. Food & Beverage Museum, $75. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley 1712 Oretha Castle Haley New Orleans Book Festival. Blvd., (504) 569-0405; www. Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www. — Following Big Lake at New Orleans — Women of all City Park, 1 Palm Drive — an overnight whole hog experience levels dance, talk roast, the museum offers The family-friendly festival and dine together at this includes a picnic concert and free admission on Saturday health-centered event. 6 p.m. with guest speakers, a panel performance by Young Audito 8 p.m. ences at the Latter Branch discussion, barbecue samTreme Coffeehouse Art Mar- ples and a live auction of the Library (5120 St. Charles Ave.) ket. Treme Coffeehouse, 1501 hog’s head. Overnight tickets at 6:30 p.m. Friday and a main event featuring free books, $250. Friday-Saturday. St. Philip St., (504) 264-1132 — Local artists sell crafts at Friday Nights at NOMA. New readings, activities and treats from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturthe weekly market. 3 p.m. Orleans Museum of Art, day at City Park’s Big Lake. to 7 p.m. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Circle, (504) 658-4100; www. What’s Cooking?. Growing Retro ReProm. Il Mercato — The museum is Local NOLA, 1750 Carondelet open late on Friday evening, Restaurant, 1911 Magazine St.; St., (504) 507-0357; www. with live music by Ronald — The


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The Mirliton Festival returns to Mickey 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday Markey Park and its music lineup features Mickey Markey Kermit Ruffins (pictured) and the Barbecue Park, 700 Piety St. Swingers, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, One Love Brass Band, Doombalaya, Hot Tooth and 5 Card Stud. The festival features food from neighborhood restaurants, including Bacchanal, Elizabeth’s Restaurant, Suis Generis, Sugar Park, Jack Dempsey’s and The Country Club. Meltdown will serve mirliton five-spice and salted caramel ice pops. There also is Abita beer and Bywater Bomber daiquiris with Old New Orleans Rum. The festival’s art market is located one block away at Piety Street Market. The free event is sponsored by the Bywater Neighborhood Association. — WILL COVIELLO


Token of Love Foundation features food, games, craft vendors, a petting zoo, auctions and music by the Top Cats, Messiah Muszic and Robert Coello. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Family Day. New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.; — Families can enjoy crafts at 10 a.m., jazz story time at 12:30 p.m., a sing-along at 1 p.m. and a solo pianist from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Health insurance enrollment fair. Daughters of Charity Health Center, 5630 Read Blvd., (504) 248-5357; — Daughters of Charity offers free assistance with health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment in English and Spanish. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Howling Success. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 561-1234; — The Louisiana SPCA’s 1970s-themed gala features music by The Wiseguys, a silent auction and honorary chairs Teri Wyble, Hunter Burke and Aaron Williamson. Tickets start at $125. Patron party 7 p.m., gala from 8:30 p.m. to midnight.


for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the post-walk party features food from local restaurants, inflatables, face painting and live music. Miss Idaho 2014 Sierra Sandison discusses her experience with type 1 diabetes. Registration at 8:30 a.m., walk at 9:30 a.m. Lakeview Veterans Day Parade. Edward Hynes Charter School, 990 Harrison Ave., (504) 324-7160; www.hynesschool. org — The inaugural parade on the Saturday before Veterans Day begins at Edward Hynes Charter School. 10 a.m. Let Us Eat Cake. Private residence; — Ecole Bilingue’s fundraiser features food, drinks, a costume contest, live music and auctions. Period attire is encouraged. Tickets start at $80. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Jazz Yoga. Jazz National Historical Park, 916 N. Peters St., (504) 589-4841; jazz — Susan Landry leads a free class featuring meditational jazz piano. 10 a.m.

Mirliton Festival. Mickey Markey Park, 700 Piety St.; www. — The Bywater Neighborhood Association’s annual harvest festival features mirliton dishes from local restaurants, cocktails and Abita beer and music by Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, One Love Brass Band, Five Card Stud, Doombalaya and Hot Tooth. Mirlitons and seedlings are for sale. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

JDRF One Walk. Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 5814629; www.auduboninstitute. org — The walk raises funds

Mirliton Masquerade Ball. Port, 2120 Port St.; www.2120port. com; — The inaugural

ball features live music and a costume contest. Tickets $10. 9:30 p.m. Moonlight & Martinis Gala. West Jefferson Fitness Center, 1121 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero, 347-5511; moonlight — Jennifer Arnold of TLC’s The Little Couple hosts the garden party fundraiser for the hospital’s cancer center, which features food, a martini bar, live auction and music by the Charmaine Neville Band. Patron party 6 p.m., event from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. New Orleans Jane Austen Society Tea. Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., (504) 523-6000; — The society’s high tea features treats, cocktails, live music, an appearance by Mr. Darcy and information about upcoming events. Tickets $59. 1 p.m. Piety Street Market. The Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., (504) 908-4741; — More than 50 vendors offer art, jewelry, crafts, vintage clothes, collectibles, used books and flea market treasures at this monthly market. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Record Raid. New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.; www.recordraid. com — More than 20 vendors offer records, cassettes, CDs and audio equipment at the pop-up music flea market. Free admisison. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Respect: A Musical Tribute to Aretha Franklin. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center,

EVENT LISTINGS 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 9401130; — Sharon Martin, Erica Falls, Tarriona “Tank” Ball & the Grenades, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Shades of Praise and others pay tribute to the Queen of Soul. Proceeds benefit SISTAWorks’ education funding for high school girls in Ghana. General admission $30 in advance, $35 at the door. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Southern Intentions. Private residence; — Painter Page Goss hosts the art and dining event, which features a four-course meal by chef Lindsey Byrd, dishes by ceramicist Brent Pafford, lithographs by printmaker Adrienne Lichliter and artist talks. Tickets $250. 5 p.m. Special Needs Day. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 581-4629; — The event features up-close visits with animals, music, youth dance teams from local churches, face painting and an appearance by the Zephyrs mascot, as well as time to explore the zoo. Free with regular zoo admission. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Taste of Brazil. Private residence; — The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans’ salon concert features pianist Dustin Gledhill, guitarist Lucas Pullin and Brazilian food from Carmo. Tickets $50. 7 p.m.

White Elephant Sale & Auction. French Quarter, corner of Royal and St. Philip streets — Clothes, jewelry, books, plants and more are for sale at the fundraiser for Patio Planters. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Yoga/Pilates. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 456-5000; www.noma. org — The museum hosts yoga classes in the sculpture garden. Non-members $5. 8 a.m.

SUNDAY, NOV 8 Coastal Master Plan lecture. Tulane University, Rogers Memorial Chapel, 1229 Broadway St., (504) 862-3214; www.tulane. edu — Environmental reporter Bob Marshall discusses the Louisiana Costal Master Plan at a free Orleans Sierra Club event. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m.

Gumbo Giusto. Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405; www.sofabinsitute. org — Co-sponsored by Birdfoot Festival, the “tasting concert” features a seafood gumbo demonstration by chef Ryan Hughes, music by the Argus Quartet and a social hour. Tickets $25. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Louisiana Rock Climbing Series. New Orleans Boulder Lounge, 1746 Tchoupitoulas St., ; — The bouldering competition is open to kids and adults and the post-climb party features live music, food and drinks. Registration $20, kids $15. 10:30 a.m. Tipitina’s Foundation’s Sunday Youth Music Workshop. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-8477; www.tipitinas. com — Kids jam with local musicians at a free session suggested for middle school and high school music students. 1 p.m.

MONDAY, NOV 9 Tai Chi/Chi Kung. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 456-5000; — Terry Rappold leads the class in the museum’s art galleries. Non-members $5. 6 p.m.

FARMERS MARKETS Covington Farmers Market. www.covingtonfarmersmarket. org — The Northshore market offers local produce, meat, seafood, breads, prepared foods, plants and live music twice a week: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Covington Trailhead, 419 N. Hampshire St., Covington; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. Crescent City Farmers Market. — The market offers produce, meat, seafood, dairy, flowers and prepared foods at four weekly events. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St.; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the French Market, corner of Gov. Nicholls Street and French Market Place; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at American Can

Apartments, 3700 Orleans Ave.; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Magazine Street Market, corner of Magazine and Girod streets. CRISP Farms Market. CRISP Farms Market, 1330 France St.; crispfarms — The urban farm offers greens, produce, herbs and seedlings. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. French Market. French Market, corner of Gov. Nicholls Street and French Market Place, (504) 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — The historic French Quarter market offers local produce, seafood, herbs, baked goods, coffee and prepared foods. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


German Coast Farmers Market. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan; www. germancoastfarmersmarket. org — The market features vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Gretna Farmers Market. Huey P. Long Avenue between Third and Fourth streets, (504) 361-1822; — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 25 vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, honey and flowers. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Grow Dat Farm Stand. Grow Dat Youth Farm, New Orleans City Park, 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, (504) 377-8395; www. — Grow Dat Youth Farm sells its produce. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Hollygrove Market. Hollygrove Market & Farm, 8301 Olive St., (504) 483-7037; — The urban farm operates a daily fresh market. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market. 922 Teche St., Algiers, (504) 362-0708; — Produce and seafood are available for purchase. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Rivertown Farmers Market. 400 block of Williams Boulevard, Kenner, (504) 468-7231; — The market features fruits, vegetables, dairy products, homemade jams and jellies and cooking demonstrations. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Sankofa Mobile Market. — The Sankofa market truck offers seasonal produce from the Sankofa Garden at several weekly stops. 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Lower 9th Ward Community Center, 5234 N. Claiborne Ave.; 9:30 a.m.


The Vaper’s Exhibit. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 582-3000; www.vpxshow. com — The expo features vendors of vape pipes and e-juice and an after party with performances by Paul Wall, Yung Joc and Murphy Lee. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Dream Caravan. Arts Estuary 1024, 1024 Elysian Fields Ave — The dreamwork seminar aims to help people get in touch with their dreams through workshops, lectures and dream consultations. Scholar Alexis Pauline Gumbs gives a keynote lecture about Audre Lorde. There’s also a poetry reading and a vendor market. Tickets start at $35. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


EVENT LISTINGS to 10:30 a.m. Sunday at New Israel Baptist Church, 6322 St. Claude Ave. Vietnamese Farmers Market. 14401 Alcee Fortier Blvd. — Fresh produce, baked goods and live poultry are available at this early-morning market. 5 a.m. Saturday. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market. Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego; asp — The monthly Westbank market offers produce, eggs, pickles, baked goods, art, live music and pony rides. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

SPORTS Pelicans. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; — The New Orleans Pelicans play the Orlando Magic at 7 p.m. Tuesday and the Atlanta Hawks at 7 p.m. Friday.


Saints. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., (504) 587-3663; — The New Orleans Saints play the Tennessee Titans. Noon Sunday.


WORDS Charlie T. Johnson and Louise Mouton-Johnson. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www. — The editors of Didn’t Wash Us Away: Transformative Stories of Post-Katrina Cultural Resilience present their book. 2 p.m. Sunday. Cheryl Gerber. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266; www.gardendistrictbookshop. com — Photographer and Gambit contributor Cheryl Gerber discusses and signs New Orleans: Life and Death in the Big Easy. 6 p.m. Thursday. John Besh. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266; — Chef John Besh discusses and signs his new cookbook Besh Big Easy and offers samples of seafood gumbo. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Johnette Downing. Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; — The musician and children’s author reads and signs Louisiana Is the Jewel of the Deep South, Ten Gators in

the Bed and Bugs on the Rug. 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Maureen reads children’s books. 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Longue Vue Book Launch. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — The discussion and book signing celebrates the launch of Longue Vue House and Gardens: The Architecture, Interiors and Gardens of New Orleans’ Most Celebrated Estate by Carol McMichael Reese, Walter Stern and Tina Freeman. 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Pamela Newkirk. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323; — The journalist and author presents and signs Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga. 6 p.m. Monday.

Suzanne Rheinstein. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266; www.gardendistrictbookshop. com — The author and interior designer discusses and signs Rooms for Living: A Style for Today with Things from the Past. 6 p.m. Monday.

Michael Zell and Adrian Van You. Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — The authors read and sign Run Baby Run and The Man Who Noticed Everything. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Mukoma wa Ngugi. Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns. com — The author of Mrs. Shaw: A Novel reads at the 1718 Society. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Pam Kaster and Rom Kottemann. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323; www. — The authors present Patsy the Mule and the Roman Candy Man with an

Poppy Tooker. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323; www. — The radio host and food writer presents and signs Tujague’s Cookbook. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Rachel Held Evans. St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, 7100 St. Charles Ave., 861-9514; www.scabc. org — The Christian author and blogger presents two lectures. 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Saturday. Sally Asher and Maggy Baccinelli. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266; — The authors discuss and sign Stories from the St. Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans and New Orleans Neighborhoods: A Cultural Guide. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Story Time with Miss Maureen. Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www. — Miss

Teen spoken word workshop. Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 596-2630; www. — A Scribe Called Quess of New Orleans Youth Open Mic and Team SNO guides teens in creating their own poetry and spoken-word work. 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Tom Piazza. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; — The author discusses and signs A Free State at the library’s Coffee and Conversation series. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Unlikely Saints. Crescent City Books, 230 Chartres St., (504) 524-4997; — Poets Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Michael Harold, Carolyn Hembree, Alex “PoeticSoul” Johnson, Christopher

Shipman and Larissa Shmailo read their work. Wine is served. 6 p.m. Thursday.

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NO: 731-405 DIVISION: O

NO: 724-253 DIVISION “E”


SUCCESSION OF CLARE ELIZABETH CASTEIX APFFEL NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO PAY ESTATE DEBTS AND TO DISTRIBUTE REMAINDER OF ESTATE TO LEGATEES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the creditors and legatees of the above entitled succession and to all other interested persons that a Final Tableau of Distribution has been filed by Cory Gruntz, Testamentary Executor of the Succession of Clare Elizabeth Casteix Apffel, with his petition praying for homologation of the Tableau and for authority to pay the debts of the succession listed therein and to distribute the remainder of the estate to the legatees as set forth in the Last Will and Testament, and that the Final Tableau of Distribution can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of publication of this notice. Opposition to the Petition and the Tableau of Distribution must be filed prior to homologation. Kendra Pierre, Clerk of Court, Parish of Jefferson Attorney for Cory Gruntz as Testamentary Executor of The Succession of Clare Elizabeth Casteix Apffel: Michael D. Peytavin (LSBA No. 14315) Address: 401 Whitney Avenue, Suite 500, Gretna, Louisiana 70056 Telephone: (504) 362-2466 Gambit: 11/03/15


NO: 731-403 DIVISION: O

Notice is given that the Administratrix of this succession has petitioned the Court for authority to sell immovable property of the community of acquets and gains belonging to the deceased and to her spouse, also deceased, at private sale to one of the heirs of decedent John Berzas for the price of ninety-one thousand dollars ($91,000.00), part in cash and part from the heir’s share of the estate, with the succession to pay all encumbrances, pro rata taxes and its share of closing costs. The immovable property to be sold at private sale is described as follows: Lot 4, Square “N”, Westgate Subdivision, Jefferson Parish, bearing the municipal address of 2333 Minnesota Ave., Metairie, LA 70003. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. By Order of the Court Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court Attorney: Lisa C. West Address: 40145 Taylors Trail #303, Slidell, LA 70461 Telephone: 985-640-3050 Gambit: 11/03/15 & 11/24/15 If you know the whereabouts of Emily E. Rodrigue, please contact the Law Office of Mark D. Spears, Jr., LLC at 504-347-5056.

Lot 4, Square “N”, Westgate Subdivision, Jefferson Parish, bearing the municipal address of 2333 Minnesota Ave., Metairie, LA 70003. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. By Order of the Court Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court Attorney: Lisa C. West Address: 40145 Taylors Trail #303, Slidell, LA 70461 Telephone: 985-640-3050 Gambit: 11/03/15 & 11/24/15


NO: 743-508 DIVISION “G” SUCCESSION OF MICHAEL J. GUIMONT NOTICE OF FILING TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION NOTICE IS HERE GIVEN to the creditors of this estate and all other interested persons to show cause within seven (7) days from the publication of this notice, if any they have or can, why the tableau of distribution filed by BARBARA M. WHITENER, Executrix of the SUCCESSION OF MICHAEL J. GUIMONT should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance with it. Marilyn Guidry, Clerk

Gambit: 11/03/15


NO. 782-272 DIVISION M IN THE MATTER OF THE SUCCESSION OF EDDYE RUTH CASTLE JONES NOTICE OF FILING OF FINAL ACCOUNT The account of Ivan Dale Jones, Administrator of this Succession, covering the period from March 11, 2014 through October 10, 2015, has been filed. The account may be homologated after the expiration of ten (10) days from the date on which this notice is published.



24th Judicial District Court By Edna Golsby, Deputy Clerk

Gambit: 11/03/15 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Dana Morton-Baum a/k/a Dana Morton please contact Attorney Freddie King III at 504-982-5464. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of KELLY BEALER DUPRE a/k/a KELLY BEALER BOURGEOIS DUPRE and PHILLIP LEE DUPRE, JR., and/or their spouses, children, heirs, legatees, assigns, relatives or successors in interest, please contact attorney Julien F. Jurgens at (504) 722-7716 IMMEDIATELY. Property rights are involved in 24th JDC, Jefferson Parish, Case # 750-887. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the heirs of Elna Hansen Yokum or her surviving spouse(s), if any, contact Nicole R. Dillon, Seale & Ross, P.L.C. at (985) 542-8500, 200 North Cate Street, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 Walter Hill or anyone knowing his whereabouts, contact McBride & Russell Law Firm at (504)-451-4070. If you know the whereabouts of Brian Heckler A/K/A Brian A. Heckler, please contact the Law Office of Mark D. Spears, Jr., LLC at 504-347-5056.

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All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Louisiana Open Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. For more information, call the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-273-5718

Gretna, Louisiana this 27th day of October, 2015.

Attorney: William C. Shockey Address: 10114 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Telephone: (225) 291-7500






Contemporary home in beautiful Lake Vista subdivision; 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths; 3,412 sq ft; $775,000. Agent/ Owner. 504-236-0807.

COMMERCIAL RENTALS Approx. 2200 sf. 5325 Franklin Ave. Formerly the site of Teddy’s Grill. $2,500. (504) 319-9828.



For sale by owner. 3 BR/1 BA single shotgun, a little over 1,000 sq. ft in a great neighborhood. Newly renovated. Four blocks to St. Charles parade route. No Realtors. For Sale by Owner. $285,000. (504) 491-9803 or

Townhouse; 3 beds; 2 baths; living rm; dining rm; kit; vaulted ceilings; fans; blinds; fireplace; patio. No pets. 504443-2280 or 504-915-5715.


Single family near Rummel H.S.; 3 bd/2 ba; furnished kit; w/d in laundry rm; 1700 sq ft; central a/h; fence yd. $1400 Avail Dec 1st 504-952-5102


Meticulously renovated French Quarter home with free standing dependency and in-ground pool, private brick patios...4 BR, 3.5 BA French doors, high ceilings, beautiful wood floors , kitchens with granite/stainless...


3BR/2BA Uptown shotgun, high ceilings $399,000 (504) 236-9685.


New granite in kit & bath. 12 x 24ft lr, King Master w/wall of closets. Furn Kit. Laundry on premises. Offst pkg. NO PETS. O/A, $724-$848/mo. 504-236-5776.


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Notice is given that the Administratrix of this succession has petitioned the Court for authority to sell immovable property of the community of acquets and gains belonging to the deceased and to his spouse, also deceased, at private sale to one of the heirs for the price of ninety-one thousand dollars ($91,000.00), part in cash and part from the heir’s share of the estate, with the succession to pay all encumbrances, pro rata taxes and its share of closing costs. The immovable property to be sold at private sale is described as follows:


Attorney: Philip Montelepre Address: 851 Jewel St., New Orleans, LA 70124 Telephone: (504) 220-7777




Great Room boasts hardwood flrs, cathedral ceilings and huge brick fireplace opening to sunset deck & patio. Sunny kit with all build-ins 3BR, 3BA, single garage, avail 12/1 or sooner. $1895/ mo. Owner/Agent (504) 236-5776.

LARGE 3 BR, 1.5 BA with central air/ heat, hi ceilings, washer/dryer hookups, off street parking. $1150/mo. Call 1-888239-6566 or





Adorable, quaint, 1st fl rear; 2 bed/1 ba w/claw tub & shower; lg furnished kit; sm private patio; storage shed; pets ok. $1250/mo. 504-239-0555

526 VERRETT $1600 + $400 dep. 2bd/1.5 ba. Open Liv Rm, Kitch, Bar, granite, SS Appl, gas stove, DW Tile, huge Closet, OS parking. Energy-wise luxury finishes, 10’ ceilings. No pets or smoke (504) 400-1948.


Near Tulane University; living rm, bed rm, furnished kit, tile bath. $725 + deposit and lease. No pets. Call Gary 504-494-0970 or 504-283-7569.

High end 1-4 BR, 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.




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Newly renovated 1BR / 1 BA, central heat/air, w/d in unit. All new appliances. No smoking. No Pets. $1250/ mo. (504) 909-2104.


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304 Walnut Street; 2 bed rms; upper; full kit includes w/d; water paid; offstreet parking; 24 hr security; $1,700. 504-339-0984 or 504-344-2776.

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5200 blk Tchoupitoulas St. Condo living in Victorian home: French doors, antiques, Oriental rugs & 11-ft ceilings. 2/BR, 2/BA (Jacuzzi/claw foot tub & shower.) Stocked Kit. Option: studio or home office. Util/Wifi/Cable/ Backyd garden w/orange tree. Walk 1 blk to bus stop, 24-hr gym & Riverside Mkt. Near Whole Foods, Audubon Pk, Magazine St. shops & 10 min to CBD. $2,150 mo. (504) 232-2099.


406 S. HENNESSEY ST. 3 BR, 1 BA, Living Rm., Dining Rm., Hardwood Floors, washer/dryer hookups. Screened Porch, $1100/mo. Call (504) 874-4330.

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• 22 acre stocked lake • 290 wooded acres • 4 separate cabins-2 BR 1 BA with kitchen • Barns-tractors & equipment included • Beautiful furnished 7784 square foot lodge • Food plots with King Ranch stands • Large covered gazebo with fireplace • Nearly 1 mile frontage on Leaf River • Premier retreat

Leaf River Lodge is a one of a kind total “Family Retreat” offering year round outdoor recreation for the entire family. Located just an hour and a half from New Orleans, this property has approximately a mile of river frontage on the scenic Leaf River. Nestled in 290 +/- wooded acres, on a beautiful sandy bottom 22 acre stocked lake. Leaf River Lodge offers great hunting, fishing and outdoor activities for year round family fun. Designed with 4 individual cabins each containing 2 bedrooms, a full service kitchen, and bath. The center of the lodge is perfect for entertaining, with a large open kitchen, dining area, bar, and den. A 176 x 12 foot covered porch ties all the cabins together, with a covered open air gazebo including a wood burning fireplace overlooking the lake. Enjoy fishing off of the covered fishing deck or go to one of 9 food plots, 5 with King Ranch Stands. There is a monitored security system, satellite internet, as well as a Genrac 15kw generator.





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1739 URQUART ST. HISTORIC GEM IN NEW MARIGNY. Walk into open, large SO living space w/12’ ceilings & gorgeous heart of pine floors. Desirable location close to the French Quarter. Be a part of the revitalization of an historic neighborhood! $175,000


This spectacular Thomas Sully Mansion, built in 1880 for Joseph Walker, was meticulously restored in 2002. Truly one of the Avenue’s finest examples of Queen Ann Italianate homes! The original details, beautiful inlaid pecan floors and spectacular gourmet kitchen make it an incredible home for entertaining and raising a family. The 3rd floor could be used as an apartment or a mother-in-law suite. Spacious carriage house, enough for overflow guests and the 4 car garage really comes in handy during Carnival!

2725 CHESTNUT ST. FABULOUS GARDEN DISTRICT DUPLEX. Spacious duplex. SO Each unit has 1677 sq ft with 2 BD/2BA, sun porch, formal din rm, lg kit & Master Suite. Bonus 454 sq ft guest cottage w/full bath & kitchen. Inground pool w/patio & garden. $825,000



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Garden District Condo 2337 Magazine St B $289,900

Port Gibson Mississippi 39150

Two independent bedrooms, two full baths and two gated off street parking spaces. Rear unit on the ground floor in move-in condition. Located in a great walkable Garden District complex close to shopping, dining and transportation. Recent energy efficient renovation with low condo fees. Call now! It is easy to view this beauty.

509 Church Street McDougall House c. 1820 Historic, Renovated Greek Revival Raised Cottage, Center Hallway, Formal Rooms, Fireplaces, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Large Lot, 16’ x 32’ Pool. $185,000

Michael L. Baker, ABR/M, CRB, HHS President Realty Resources, Inc. 504-523-5555 • cell 504-606-6226

1201 Church Street Historic Anderson House Antebellum residence moved from Vicksburg and rebuilt. Impressive hallway, elegant living room w/fireplace, 3 large bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, studio apt plus rear building w/4 beds, 4 baths. Used as B&B. Large lot w/mature landscaping. Over $95,000 spent recently on roofing, carpentry and plumbing. $195,000

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Stunning Victorian home in Uptown New Orleans with off street parking, front porch, balcony and a spectacular 360 sq ft covered terrace overlooking a “secret garden” with mature landscaping and a charming lily pond with a fountain. Tall ceilings, medallions, chandeliers, wide crown mouldings, original mantles and fireplaces, wood floors, custom windows and doors-this is a grand and gracious New Orleans home-excellent condition. Current Home warranty with HWA

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