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espite the best efforts of local and federal officials, these are not the best of times for crime fighting efforts in New Orleans. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Police Chief Ronal Serpas, Sheriff Marlin Gusman, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, Police Monitor Susan Hutson and others in the fight gathered at City Hall on Jan. 5 to show their shared resolve to lower the city’s violent crime rate this year. They also acknowledged that the numbers for 2010 showed the city’s violent crime rate holding steady. In 2009, New Orleans had 174 murders; last year, we had 175. To jump-start crime fighting in 2011, Serpas announced several initiatives: new crime-tracking software, a bilingual outreach program called “El Protector,” and a plan to get DNA processed for hundreds of backlogged sexual assault kits currently in evidence. The cornerstone of Serpas’ strategy is a program called “Mission One,” an adaptation of a similar program Serpas launched in 2004 while he was police chief in Nashville, Tenn. Mission One will require officers not assigned to a police district (read: desk jobs) to work one shift a month responding to calls from citizens or supervising fellow officers who do so. The assignment applies to all cops except those engaged in undercover work — all the way up to the chief himself. Four of the New Orleans Police Department’s eight districts will receive additional Mission One help every weekend. The 8th District (which encompasses the French Quarter, the CBD and the Marigny triangle) will get reinforcements each week, while the three other districts will be chosen by Deputy Chief Marlon Defillo based on need and recent crime statistics. Mission One begins this weekend (Jan. 14) and, according to Serpas, “will continue indefinitely, and will only be suspended for major events” such as Mardi Gras. Serpas, who loves statistics, has cited Nashville Police Department numbers showing a steady decrease in crime in that city since he initiated Mission One there in 2004. Critics, including Nashville mayor Karl Dean, noted that FBI Unified Crime Report stats differed from those cited by Serpas. Dean ordered an audit of the department’s numbers last year. Serpas notes that the state of Tennessee and the FBI use different reporting systems, and he told Gambit last year that he stands by his numbers and the Mission One program. “I thought it was very, very successful,” he said. Locally, there should be no dispute over one key crime statistic: homicides. That’s because cops don’t classify deaths — the coroner’s office does. That’s one reason why citizens and the media continue to measure the violent crime rate by the murder count. Mission One is the latest in a series of bold moves made by Serpas since he assumed

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AT RAPHAEL’S INTERSECTION, THERE ARE CRATES OF Duraflame logs and Gatorade, Thermos bottles and a small fire pit to keep the pastor and the rest of his congregation warm. “We’ve been praying every hour, some days every half hour. ... People come out, through rain, cold, missing the Saints game,” Raphael says with a laugh. “There’s some things that are so important right now, and we in the church can’t sit in our ivory tower. The one thing the church can do is pray, and the church can love ... folks who don’t deserve to be loved. That’s needed.”

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Cars honk and A portrait of murdered drivers wave as toddler Jeremy Galmon at the they pass Raphael. Rev. John Raphael Jr.’s recent Some stop, or roll vigil in the neutral ground of down their wina Central City intersection. dows at the stopPHOTO BY ALEX WOODWARD light, to say, “This is a good thing you’re doing,” “We love you,” or “I wish they would listen.” Surrounding a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial are signs with photographs of 2-year-old Jeremy Galmon, who died when he was caught in a crossfire in September. Other signs remind drivers and passers by of the other murders that distressed the city in 2010, and others simply read “TRUCE.” “I just threw that word out there,” Raphael says. “At some point there’s going to have to be a truce, where ‘I’m not going to get the revenge I want myself, but I do have the option of saying I saw this person take that person’s life.’ It’s something the community has to enforce.” Raphael called local radio stations to gather support, including Q93.3-FM disc jockeys Wild Wayne, Slab and Ro Watts, who spent three afternoons at the intersection with Raphael. “Pastor called Monday (Dec. 27) afternoon, said why he was out here, the reason he was out here, and we immediately jumped behind him,” DJ Slab says.

Last year it was “mojo” or “spice,” the fake pot made of herbs sprayed with chemicals. The popularity — and unpredictability — of mojo and its effects got the substance banned in Louisiana and a growing number of other states. This year, it seems, the drug du jour is a form of cheap speed marketed as “bath salts,” and on Jan. 6 Gov. Bobby Jindal joined officials from the law enforcement community in St. Tammany Parish to announce that the chemical mixture has been added to the Louisiana Controlled Dangerous Substance Act by emergency rule. It is now against the law to possess, manufacture or distribute the faux bath salts in the state. According to a press release from Jindal’s office, the Louisiana Poison Control office has received 165 emergency calls from users of the drug since September, far outstripping PAGE 11

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the nonprofit that runs Central City’s Cafe Reconcile, won $25,000 in Entergy’s “Power to Care” challenge. More than 10,000 Facebook users voted for the charity to receive the grant, which will be used to train five students in culinary and hospitality jobs this year. Green Light New Orleans, the Louisiana Children’s Museum, the Louisiana SPCA and the Preservation Resource Center won runner-up grants of $1,000 apiece.

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a Dec. 23 benefit at the House of Blues, raised more than $35,000 for the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists. Price, an artist and New Orleanian, was slain on a trip to San Francisco in 2003. The fund enables fine arts graduates of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts to pursue higher education in the arts. Among the performers at the benefit: Kermit Ruffins, Shamarr Allen, Amanda Shaw and Rockin’ Dopsie Jr.

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hootings continued New Year’s Day, just as they had in 2010 — shots were fired after midnight on St. Thomas Street last Sunday, in the 7th Ward on Tuesday, and in traffic on the Pontchartrain Expressway on Wednesday. With just a few days marked off the calendar year, the violence Pastor John Raphael had prayed would end continued to ring out in the streets of New Orleans. Raphael, the pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, spent the last week of 2010 in the heart of Central City at the intersection of Claiborne Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. He fasted — drinking only water, Gatorade and coffee — and prayed for an end to violence. He ended his vigil Friday, New Year’s Eve — though if he felt he needed to continue, he would’ve stayed for as long as it would have taken. It’s a ritual he’s performed before — previously in the cold, final days of 2008, when the city’s homicide count totaled 178. In 2010, there were 175 reported murders. And still Raphael maintains hope.

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The station and its DJs spread the word via Twitter, Facebook and the airwaves, letting audiences know where Raphael would be and that he welcomed company. More than 150 people stopped by the intersection on Wednesday, Dec. 29. “We’ve been on the radio a long time,” Wayne says. “We’re very influential in the community. If we can be the beacon, and get the information out there that the pastor is out here, and reiterate to stop the violence, using the medium for what it’s worth, we figured it could be impactful. Going into this New Year, (we hope) to see this new New Orleans people keep talking about and see a decrease in violence at the same time.” Wayne says spreading an anti-violence message has “got to be done, and it’s got to be repetitive.” “The radio is a great tool,” Watts says. “We can do a lot of positive (things), and everybody does have a voice. (It has to) start somewhere. People call in like, ‘Where’s the event?’ It’s now — it’s a pledge to stop the violence. Make a difference right now. You can always intervene.” Raphael also called the station for a request: Stop playing any songs with violent content. “You can’t just lump all the blame on the radio,” Wayne says. “There may be one or two or a few songs that maybe have questionable content, but at the end of the day, it’s still incumbent on individuals, on parents, on pastors, to build a foundation — especially with these young and impressionable people — that it is a form of entertainment.” Besides helping Raphael with his message, Wayne also founded his Benjamin Foundation, and Watts founded the Don’t Even Trip Dream Foundation. The organizations use entertainment to help youth programs and camps and to perform community service. “There’s no one solution (to stop the violence). It’s a mindset that needs to be reconditioned,” Watts says. “As a media

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outlet, we can do that. We just need to take a positive stand. We tell people to party all the time, now we just need them to stop the violence.” “And party on the side,” Slab adds. “Party with a stop-the-violence mindset. Someone steps on your tennis shoes, say ‘I’m sorry, brother,’ and step aside. We have to rethink ourselves. We call ourselves New Orleanians. We got to look out for New Orleanians.” LYLE MOuTON REMEMBERS WhEN hE could play football or have water fights in his neighborhood on Felicity Street, a few blocks from the intersection where he’s praying alongside Raphael. Now the 24-year-old minister says kids can’t play outside at all. “You can’t play in the streets without a drive-by taking place,” he says, remembering a recent shooting at Josephine and Lasalle streets in broad daylight that struck two people in their arms and another two in their heads. “You don’t see girls double dutching. … We see young people toting guns, selling drugs, walking around with pants hanging down, cursing their mamas out. Seem like they don’t have that fun any more. There’s no more fun. They have fun, but it’s fun doing the wrong thing — having fun killing each other. It’s fun to them. They glorify it — the one who has the most kills, sells the most drugs.” Mouton joined the church as a minister in 2008 after he and a friend were shot at following a trip to Popeyes. “I found out where they stayed at, found out who they was,” he says. “I could’ve retaliated. It’s that easy.” But Mouton says


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efforts and speak to African Americans about stopping the violence from within and urge witnesses and anyone with knowledge of a crime to come forward. Raphael also pushes for community involvement in getting young people motivated to see a better life beyond the streets. “There are so many young men on these streets, who say, ‘OK, I’m out here selling, putting my life in danger, I’d rather be working. But I have a rap. I can’t get a job.’ We have to deal with those issues,” he says. “There are some people, even if they could get a job, they still wouldn’t. We have to encourage them, we have to push them, and there is a lot of grassroots and groundwork that has to be done. I think churches can play a tremendous role. Some people have to get up every morning and look for a way to change their lives. Others will sit and wait — one day something’s going to happen. But they’ll get up if they have someone giving them a hand, saying, ‘Listen, what’s going on in your life and what can I do to help?’ You have to help them, give them some alternative. “There are those things as a city and as a community we can’t hide anymore. We can’t shove them under the rug and pretend it’s not there. We have to respond to it.”

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Clerk  of  Court  Dale Atkins  appeared  before the New Orleans City Council Jan.  6 to announce the recovery of 20 months  worth  of  lost  conveyance  and  mortgage  records  after  a  massive  computer  crash  in  October.  Atkins  said  the  city’s  records  are  completely  backed  up,  but  it’ll  take  another four weeks to verify the data.      After  several  rounds  of  questions,  Council  Vice  President  Jackie Clarkson took  a  verbal  shot  at  Atkins,  who  appeared  with  Chief  Judge  Rose Ledet of  Civil  District  Court.  “You  ran  for  this  office,”  Clarkson  said  to  the  clerk.  “This  is  your responsibility.  If there  were  these  problems from the outset, why did it take  this disaster to bring it to the surface?”      Atkins  defended  her  role  in  recovering  the  temporarily  lost  documents,  saying  she  inherited  three  records  offices  in  2009  when  the  offices  that  contain  mortgage  records,  conveyance  records  and records from Civil District Court clerk  all  merged  into  one  under  a  state  law  passed  in  2006.  There  were  problems  with  each  office,  she  said.  Atkins  added  that  the  law  put  her  office  in  charge  of  physical  records but not the digital data,  which remained under the control of the  Civil  Court  judges.  She  added  that  her  office was not given the funds to manage  the electronic data.     “This  merger  was  done  too  fast  and  unthorough,”  Clarkson  said.  “That’s  water  under  the  bridge.  Unfortunately  that water is coming over the bridge and  drowning us all.”     Ledet  said  the  court  was  understaffed  and had staff management problems on  top  of  that  —  and  inadequate  backup  systems  in  place  when  the  server  went  down. “We’re very empathetic to the pub-

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How Will the GOP Govern? he Republican takeover of the Louisiana Legislature is all but certain, and it won’t have to wait until the statewide elections next fall. Thanks to a handful of recent Democratic defections as well as several imminent special elections (called after two recent resignations in the Senate), the GOP is poised to control both the House and Senate when lawmakers gather in late April.

In 2008, the incoming Louisiana Senate had 23 Democrats and 16 Republicans. Today, the Senate has 19 Democrats and 18 Republicans — and two vacancies. That’s where the GOP is poised to capture a majority. State Sens. Nick Gautreaux, D-Abbeville, and Troy Hebert, I-Jeanerette, both recently resigned to take positions in the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal. The elections to succeed them will be held in the next few months — before the That’s quite a change from the Legislature annual legislative session begins on April that convened in January 2008, after the last 25. In Hebert’s district, no Democrat is runround of statewide elections. ning. Four Republicans and two indepenIn 2008, the incoming Louisiana House had dents have qualified, and the two leading 53 Democrats, 48 Republicans and 4 Indepen- candidates are House Republicans. A victodents. Today, those numbers are reversed: 53 ry by one of the frontrunners would put the Republicans, 47 Democrats and 4 Indepen- GOP even with Democrats in the Senate. dents. One House seat was recently vacated Qualifying has not yet occurred in Gauby new Congressman Cedric Richmond of treaux’s district, which, like many other Caeastern New Orleans. The race to succeed jun areas, has leaned Republican in recent Richmond drew four Democrats and no Re- elections.

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publicans, so the Democrats’ House count will rise to 48. That still puts them in the minority for the first time since Reconstruction. While the Republican majority in the House is noteworthy, it’s less of a turnaround than what we’re seeing in the Senate.

The bottom line is that the Louisiana Senate could soon have 20 Republicans — a onevote majority — and possibly even 21, as state Sen. Norby Chabert, D-Chauvin, reportedly is thinking about a party switch. Looking ahead, the state Senate could con-

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Girls Will Be Girls, but he first gained a following through live performances around the country and the world. The live appearances showcase Roberson’s entire repertoire. Audiences can expect homemade video skits predating FunnyorDie.com/ SNL Digital Shorts, original numbers and rewritten versions of pop classics, physical comedy and, inevitably, something zany, like Varla dressed as the queen from The Magic Flute while singing an operatic version of Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone” accompanied by music from an iPhone’s flute application. Some drag queens may lip sync, but the big WHEN NOT IN VARLA COSTUME, draw of a Varla show is Roberson’s Roberson resembles a Marine singing voice. (A testament to more than a man who makes Roberson’s vocal ability is a a living performing as a slightly nauseating scene in woman. The 41-year-old is Girls Will Be Girls, in which tall, muscular and broadVarla sings a lovely soprano shouldered with good tune while spraying a can posture. His personality of Cheez Whiz directly into is also a departure from her mouth.) his alter ego; friends and Roberson grew up livco-workers invariably efore FunnyOrDie.com and SNL Digital ing in several small towns describe Roberson as quiet Shorts invented a new platform for actors in Louisiana because of and modest. and comedians, Jeffery Roberson was creathis father’s job as an FBI “I ran into Jeff on the ing short videos of a similar style starring his drag peragent. For high school, he street … and I had no idea sona Varla Jean Merman. “I always did the videos with eventually enrolled at the who it was,” Mark Cortale, my friend (filmmaker Vidkid) Timo, and then in the ’90s Louisiana School for Math, Roberson’s manager for I started playing a video (during a show) so I could do a Science and the Arts in the past 10 years, says of costume change, or playing a video I would sing along Natchitoches. Roberson, meeting Roberson for next to,” he says. “So I’ve always done video, and they whose family is very the first time after became more sophisticated over the years. I just started conservative, planned seeing him perform putting them on YouTube after a while.” to study chemistry as Varla. “I didn’t Besides video blogs and clips from live performances, until the school’s chobelieve that was the Roberson’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/jtrobrus director recruited him person I had seen the erson) features a variety of homemade shorts created because of his high speaknight before. The transby him and his friends. There are fake commercials (one ing voice. formation was so impresfor the Occult Snuggie, to stay warm while keeping one’s “If it wasn’t for the sive and extraordinary arms free to perform rituals and human sacrifices), vidLouisiana School, I wouldn’t that it made me appreeos created for Varla stage shows (a take on the Electric have gone into the arts ciate the character even Company Soft-Shoe Silhouettes sketch from Varla Jean at all,” Roberson says. “It more, how I really didn’t and the Mushroomheads, with words like “vagina” and changed my life.” Roberson see any of Jeff in that. It is “hooker” thrown in the mix) and music videos (a take says his father died when a really brilliant creation.” on Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” with Varla as a lesbian he was a boy, and his Roberson acknowlgrifter using a Toyota Corolla as a getaway vehicle). mother, who lives in a tiny edges the differences For those wondering about Varla Jean and the town in Arkansas, doesn’t between himself and his Mushroomheads, the videos provide a taste of the brand acknowledge his career. arresting stage persona. of humor the film will offer. “The movie’s basically a long After graduating from “I hate auditioning,” he 90-minute video,” Roberson says. —LaBorde high school, Roberson says. “I’m not good at it. attended Louisiana State UniTrying to convince someone versity on a vocal scholarship, and how I would appear in drag is there he became acquainted with always horrible. I go in and I look like fellow Louisiana native Vidkid Timo, a this, and it’s just disturbing to hear me filmmaker who would become known for his singing high, because I don’t look like her. It’s horror spoofs and adult movies. always so weird when people recognize me, because I “We did these videos, and we would just film kind of John don’t really see how they see me.” Fans might not recognize Roberson absent the ginger wigs, Waters-y, silly things,” Roberson says. “This was before they makeup and sizeable breasts, but Varla Jean Merman is cer- were playing videos in bars, and we would make these vidtainly a familiar face in the drag world. Roberson achieved cult eos — like, 30 minutes of me being chased down the street fame after playing Varla in Richard Day’s loved and reviled by a plastic rat — with no sound and we’d give them to the suggesting this surrogacy is going to happen the old-fashioned way. Varla’s legs pop in the air, showing off the alcohol anklet and some incredible flexibility. “Shouldn’t we do this upstairs?” Zirkenbach’s character implores. “Honey,” Varla responds, “if you want to watch it’s going to be an extra $40.” After a pause, the barren wife solemnly responds: “I’ll put down some newspaper.”

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bars, and they would play them underneath the music. And gigs outside of New York, Roberson met a drag queen who people would just watch it, for 30 minutes, me being chased invited him to perform in Provincetown, Mass., the small Cape by a plastic rat. Cod town known as a favorite gay resort spot. Varla’s show “Out of one of the videos we came up with Varla. Ethel would become a summer staple in the town for the next 11 Merman and Ernest Borgnine were married for like, 30 days, years, and Roberson would begin to book shows as Varla in I think. One of the guys (in the LSU music school) gave me venues all over the world. her autobiography. There’s a chapter called ‘My Marriage to “Once I started going to Provincetown, I thought, ‘Wow. Ernest Borgnine’ and it’s a blank page. And I thought, ‘Oh This could be a career.’ And it has been,” he says. “Then I went wow, she hated him.’ So I thought if she had a baby, she to Australia and performed at the Sydney Opera House and would have given it up for adoption and that’s who Varla thought, ‘This is really bizarre now.’ It’s just been amazing.” thinks she is, but she’s not. That’s just who she created herThose not familiar with the world of drag entertainment self to be.” may recognize Roberson from some of the more mainstream Roberson ended up leaving the music school (“[Opera] gigs he’s taken on over the years. Logo, a LGBT-oriented cable didn’t really interest me and took a lot more dedication than channel owned by MTV Networks, approached Roberson in I had,” he says. “I have to have a good time. You can’t have a 2007 to create a Schoolhouse Rock-style video short about good time to be an opera singer … it’s like being an athlete. the Stonewall riots of 1969 (the network sought Roberson for And I like to have a daiquiri and a martini.”) and graduating the job because of a Schoolhouse Rock spoof medley he often with an advertising degree. He worked at an agency in New incorporates in his Varla shows). He also appeared in the HBO Orleans before moving to New York in 1997 for a position at documentary Dragtime, on the ABC shows All My Children the agency Ogilvy and Mather. The job wasn’t the only draw; and Ugly Betty, and the competition-based reality TV show Roberson also was enticed by the city’s drag scene, which Project Runway, on which Roberson was paired with one of boasted many performers with considerable vocal talent. the competing designers to create a costume for Varla. The “In New Orleans, everyone was doing lip sync,” he says. finished product — a “Love Boat meets Ann-Margret” pink “When I moved to New York, there was a big drag renaisnautical jumpsuit, complete with an anchor belt buckle that, sance happening. It was right before RuPaul, before (the in the words of judgedesigner Michael Kors, “hides movie) To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar PAGE 27 — it was a big happening in the mid-’90s. A lot of people were singing with their own voice, and I sort of rode that wave.” Roberson got into the New York drag scene with the help of his friend Clinton Leupp — aka Miss Coco Peru, a drag queen who co-starred in Girls Will Be Girls. Roberson worked as an art director at Ogilvy during the day and performed drag shows ichard Day’s 2003 film Girls Will Be Girls is the definition of at night. Eventually his a cult movie: for every repulsed critic (The Washington Post soprano landed him the called it misogynistic and unfunny; The Onion’s AV Club role of Mary Sunshine in website thought it mirthless, tacky and mean-spirited), there’s an the Broadway revival equally obsessed fan. of Chicago. Roberson “I remember someone screamed out at me one time ‘Take these quit his day job after for the ride, you huge cow!’ I was like: ‘What?’ That was a line from he was offered a role the movie, and they had to remind me,” Roberson says. “And then that in the touring prohappened more and more.” duction of the show, In what The Boston Globe called “a Golden Girls season in hell,” three and after the tour he actresses (all played by men) in various stages of the Hollywood life decided to focus on live together — there’s Evie, the aging, alcoholic has-been (or neverperforming full time. was); Coco, who’s fallen for a drugging-and-raping abortion doctor; “I thought, you know, I and Varla, the farm-raised ingenue willing to do anything to start don’t want to go back to her career. With gags leaving nothing sacred, the movie’s certainly work,” he says. “So I kind not for everyone. But enough people like the film to have donated of put a show together and more than $35,000 on Kickstarter.com to see a sequel. started traveling around.” “Girls Will Be Girls offends a lot of people and a lot of Roberson starred — along with While performing at the club people hate it, but then on the other side of the spec(clockwise from right) Clinton Josie’s Cabaret and Juice Joint in trum, some people are obsessed with it,” Roberson Leupp and Jack Plotnick — in the San Francisco, one of his first Varla says. “If something appeals to everyone, it’s prob2003 drag comedy Girls Will Be ably not that great.” — LaBorde Girls, which is getting a sequel thanks to fans’ donations through the website Kickstarter.

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for his role as the diminutive but flamboyant Beverley Leslie on Will & Grace). Also in the works is the sequel to Girls Will Be Girls, which is happening because the film’s fans donated enough money — more than $35,000 — on the fundraising website Kickstarter. 2011 LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE A DYNAMIC YEAR FOR Roberson, but his manager Cortale — who is producing Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads alongside him — says working nonstop is just the performer’s nature. “What I have grown to admire most about Jeff over the years is that he’s the hardest-working performer I’ve ever met, and he’s a perfectionist,” Cortale says. “He will not stop working on something until he thinks it’s perfect, and even then it’s hard for him to stop.” Graham concurs. “Jeff shares my compulsive work ethic. It’s a pleasure to work with someone who not only is extremely talented and creative, but also continues to refine a project even after it opens. “Jeff is no mere drag queen … he is more than a pretty face,” Graham adds. “He is a brilliant comic actor, writer and director. His branching out into writing and editing film — as well as playing some more challenging acting parts — shows his great range. I love everything about him, and I’m so proud to be considered a colleague and friend.” Roberson attributes much of his success to the power of positive thinking. “It’s funny, because somebody told me ‘Write down your goals.’ So then in the past year I wrote down my goals, and like, four out of five of them have come true: the Broadway show’s happening, the movie’s happening. … For some reason if you write it down, it comes true. It’s like The Secret,” Roberson says. “But it is funny, everything I wrote down sort of came true — except saving more money. That didn’t happen.”

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THE VARLA JEAN AND THE MUSHROOMHEADS CREW, SQUEEZED in with lights and computer equipment in the Treme cottage’s small dining area, has been filming a picked-over roasted chicken off and on for nearly 30 minutes. “I didn’t know this, but part of the process of moviemaking is you see what you don’t have and try to fill it in,” Roberson says. “There’s this thing in the movie, there’s a chicken that is served. But we never filmed the chicken, in the plate, all eaten. … We have to film the chicken, get the same bowl. It’s just so crazy, all the things you have to film.” Roberson has film experience from Girls Will Be Girls, but being a writer and producer of a full-length feature has proved to be an entirely different experience. Besides the expected challenges of filmmaking — working with a limited time frame and budget, long hours of re-edits and reshoots, making sure Roberson’s facial hair is well-hidden from unforgiving HD lenses — film production began with what has become a common but unfortunate occurrence in New Orleans. “On the first day of shooting we were all ready to go, the script was written … and one of our cast members was shot (with a gun) on the way,” Roberson says. “It’s 5 a.m., we’re about to shoot at 6, and I get a call from Ricky (Graham, who acts in the movie) saying that (the cast member) was shot.” The cast member recovered, and Brian Peterson, a mainstay of the local theater troupe Running With Scissors, stepped in at the last minute to take over the role. “That’s filmmaking in New Orleans,” Roberson says. “It’s kind of shocking that I know four people who have been shot.” The day’s shoot marks the end of filming. The next step for Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads involves finding a distributor and entering the film into festivals so it can have a commercial release — Roberson is aiming for a fall 2011 release — and there are plans for a New Orleans screening of the film in March. In the meantime, Roberson will keep busy with productions of the solo Varla show The Loose Chanteuse in New York (Feb. 17-27 at the Ars Nova theater) and New Orleans (March 11-13 at Le Chat Noir), right before starring in Lucky Guy at New York’s Little Shubert Theatre opposite actor and playwright Leslie Jordan (best known

The Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads film is based on Roberson and Jacques Lamarre’s fake kids’ show that’s been performed in New Orleans, San Francisco and Provincetown, Mass.

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Not Your Mama's Nacho Mama's hen Nacho Mama’s Mexican Grill (1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; 3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; 6325 Elysian Fields Ave., 286-1805; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com) opened its first location in 2001, there wasn’t much of a Mexican food scene in New Orleans. Now, thanks to a burgeoning cadre of taco trucks, tamale carts and new Mexican eateries, Nacho Mama’s has more competition than ever. Owner Shane Finkelstein says he welcomes the opportunity to step up his game. “I’m a real foodie myself and I want (Nacho Mama’s) to be considered the best Mexican place in town,” Finkelstein says. “This has challenged me to get better and improve my product.” Finkelstein recently brought in executive chef Alby Silvera, who honed his skills as a chef and restaurant owner in Los Angeles, to update Nacho Mama’s menu of Southwestern favorites like chili rellenos, enchiladas and of course, nachos. Silvera says some of the changes are subtle — substituting grilled tomatoes and red onion for cold, raw versions in the portobello mushroom sandwich, for example — but all will be characterized by attention to detail. “Less is more is what we are shooting for,” Silvera says. “We want clean, strong flavors. Everything doesn’t have to be slathered in cheese.” Since opening the first of three Nacho Mama’s locations in 2001, Finkelstein has worked to include healthy fare and vegetarian and vegan options on their menus. “We are probably

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the only place Owner Shane Finkelstein strives that uses vegetarto make Nacho Mama’s “the best ian refried beans. Mexican place in town.” I don’t use lard; we use all-white meat chicken breasts, and we make our own guacamole and salsa from scratch every day,” Finkelstein says. “We fry our own chips. Chips that come out of a box are nasty.” Though New Orleanian palates are famously loyal to favorite menu items and restaurants, Silvera says Nacho Mama’s regulars, many of whom have patronized the restaurant for a decade, support the new menu concept. “Everyone has embraced the changes, because we aren’t changing the core,” Silvera says. “We’re tweaking things to provide the best meal we can.”

To mark the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, HAITIANS AND FRIENDS OF HAITI OF LOUISIANA hosts an art exhibit at 2820 St. Claude Ave., ongoing through Sunday, Jan. 16. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, live music and Haitian cuisine will be available, with a portion of sales dedicated to Haitian charities. Contact curator Regine Boucard at 646-537-5797 or regineboucard@hotmail.com for more information or to make an appointment to view the collection during the week. Shoes, handbags, clothing and accessories are 40 percent off at IMELDA’S FINE SHOES (501 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8499089) through Monday, Jan. 31. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY (4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.octaviaartgallery. com) hosts an opening reception for the Isidore Newman School Student Show from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. James Henderson’s new collection, “Childish Works,” is presented in conjunction with the student exhibition.


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JAN Reflections: A Man and His Time 8 P.M. FRI.-SAT.; 3 P.M. SUN.; THROUGH JAN. 23 ANTHONY BEAN THEATER, 1333 S. CARROLLTON AVE., 862-7529; WWW. ANTHONYBEANTHEATER.COM TICKETS $20

Anthony Bean (left) adapted Oliver Thomas’ account of his public downfall for the stage.

Creole Soul on Ice ormer City Council president Oliver Thomas is no stranger to either writing or the stage. He once wrote poetry regularly, and he has performed several times at Anthony Bean Theater, including the lead role in No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs. His return to the stage is his first appearance since being released from prison in September 2010, and he’s starring in his own well known story of crime and punishment. “(In jail) I wrote daily accounts of how I felt,” Thomas says. “My daily metamorphosis going from ‘Why me?’ to how you can be better off for it.” Thomas started reflecting and recording his thoughts about what landed him in Atlanta Federal Penitentiary when he first arrived in January 2008. He pleaded guilty to taking a bribe from Stan “Pampy” Barre, which both resulted in jail time and vanquished what had been shaping up to be a promising run for mayor. He shared some of that writing with Bean, who convinced him to take it onstage. Bean adapted Thomas’ writing and experiences into Reflections: A Man and His Time, which covers everything from Thomas’ public life and downfall to his incarceration, family life and return to New Orleans. “We’re not nice to him at all in this play,” Bean says. “Preachers camped out at his house and asked ‘What the hell were you thinking?’ “Why did you do it?’ This is a drama, but people are still talking about it in the barber shops.” It’s an ensemble show, not a monologue, but when

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Thomas talks about it, he focuses on many of the personal and community issues he confronted. He had made his wife and family second to his political career. And in prison, he reconnected with other difficult aspects of his hometown. “In jail, everyone thinks everyone else’s crime is worse,” he says. “We would have round table discussions with everyone from white collar criminals to drug dealers, and they would say, ‘Yeah, we sold drugs, but y’all (politicians, corrupt judiciary) sold hopelessness.’” Thomas notes that while jail is supposed to be about rehabilitation, there are no guarantees. Some inmates set out to return to society changed. Others slip into prison routines and activities that replicate crime on the streets. When Bean talks about the play, and the first act in particular, he talks about a community’s dismay and frustration, from the fall of a popular leader, to the relatively small amount Thomas accepted to compromise his career, to the possibility he was set up. The rise and fall of a popular leader propels the story. “We talk about it in the play,” Bean says. “We have a character who says, ‘This is bigger than you, Oliver. I am not going back to Egypt to serve under the Pharaoh.’” Thomas has moved on in his public life and become the director of advocacy for youth and the homeless at Covenant House. The play, however, puts his whole story back in front of the community. “It’s been very painful and very therapeutic,” Thomas says. “But it’s getting better.”

GUITAR LIGHTNIN’ LEE

Expect storms on Saturn when Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, prince of the Delta Blues, and His Thunder Band (slide guitarist Ted Mathews, bassist Marvin Hirsch and drummer Paul Artigues) unleash heavenly hell inside the St. Claude Avenue satellite. The Velcro Lewis Group, Chicago’s leading psych/rock disturbance, opens. Admission $5. 10 p.m. Tuesday. Saturn Bar, 3067 St. Claude Ave., 949-7532

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Mike’s troubles are just beginning when he signs up to be a subject in a drug trial for a new anti-depressant. He finds himself in an altered state overrun by his zombified, power-hungry girlfriend. R.J. Tsarov wrote and directed the horror/comedy thriller. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5578; www.theallwayslounge.com

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Leslie Castay debuts a cabaret show featuring everything from Broadway standards to Carly Simon tunes. She’s a veteran of Broadway (Guys and Dolls, 42nd Street) and local stages (Grey Gardens). Tickets $30 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday. Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 5815812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com

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Louisiana’s rock awakening in 2010 wasn’t rooted only in New Orleans. Lafayette produced a remade Brass Bed, the overjoyed Givers and Royal Teeth, whose electro-acoustic pop operas — voiced in hooting duplicate by Gary Larsen and Nora Patterson — suggest a Dirty Coast Projectors. The sextet has a live EP and split 7-inch with Big History slated for early 2011. Lovey Dovies, The Sour Notes and Smiley With a Knife also perform. Tickets $7. 10 p.m. Friday. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks.net

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NO AGE’S EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN ew bands and their birthplaces share such close association as Los Angeles noise-rockers No Age and downtown L.A. punk venue the Smell. Opened in a former grocery in 1998 by union organizer Jim Smith, the all-ages DIY space served as a SoCal CBGB for an onslaught of outsider artists during the last decade, a 200-capacity Yankee Stadium housing a murderer’s row of independent musicians including Mika Miko, Barr, Abe Vigoda, Health and Lavender Diamond. The Smell has since ushered in a new wave of noisemakers (Protect Me, Moses Campbell, Dunes, Pocahaunted), and No Age’s Dean Spunt and Randy Randall, who in September released their third consecutive crushing LP, Everything in Between (Sub Pop), are regarded as the building’s Babe Ruth. “I feel like the less I’m around, it’s cool,” says singer/drummer Spunt. “We’re popular in the area, and especially at the Smell. Kids, off the cuff, they can sort of be fan’d out, like, ‘Oh man, you’re the guy!’ I’m like, ‘I’m just a guy. I’m just a kid, man.’ … You’ve got to make room for kids to do their thing. .... Working the door, learning how to do sound, learning how to express yourself in a band.” The Smell ethos informs everything No Age does today, from its handmade merch to its self-booked tours, on which all-ages venues take precedence. (Its Baton Rouge stop was moved to New Orleans for this reason.) “I started out going there as a fan, and when I started a band, I wanted to play there because we couldn’t play anywhere else — no club would let us play,” Spunt says. “It’s cool to see kids keep going with that. The Smell represents a space to be creative, when no one else would let you be creative.” No Age’s early singles were compiled and released in 2007 as the LP Weirdo Rippers, a pillaging assault of hardcore distortion whose fragmented melodies inched closer to the foreground on the band’s slightly more polite Sub Pop debut, 2008’s Nouns. Everything in Between is more mannered still, the clobbering bat-

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tery of ear-bleeding feedback coming in spurts rather than sheets and a focus on whole songs, not broken sounds, congealing throughout. But it’s those individual sounds that draw double takes: the screeching fills on “Fever Dreaming,” old feedback samples manipulated to sound like a fraying brake belt, or the backward drumbeat of “Dusted,” a sputtering cross

No Age prefers to of possessed type- play venues open writer and spray- to young fans. happy sprinkler. The creative partnership is an unlikely one, says Spunt, whose allegiance to anarchic U.K. minimalists Crass originally butted heads with Randall’s preference for the wacko embellishments of Captain Beefheart. “It’s funny, it sort of switched,” he says. “We’ve talked about being younger: When he got a guitar, he would sit in his room for hours and just make noise and feedback. His older brother was into Sonic Youth. I’d never gotten into Sonic Youth. To me, hardcore music — a band like Black Flag or Jerry’s Kids — I understood it as noise. … “(Randy) is more musical,” Spunt says. “Randy plays the guitar every day. I don’t play drums every day; I listen to music all the time, and I think about music every day. So when we’re writing songs, I’m way more conceptual in the way that I think songs should be laid out and the way they’re structured, and the way sounds are. I’ll say, ‘I think it should start like this, and then I think it should go to this feeling, and then this feeling.’ Then he’s like, ‘These are the notes I was f—king with.’”

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PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Swing-A-Roux, 8:30

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

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

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TIPITINA’S — Cornmeal, Ramblin’ Letters, 9

Tuesday 11

YUKI IZAKAYA — By and By, 8

BACCHANAL — Mark Weliky, 7:30

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BEACH HOUSE — Candy Riedl-Lowe, 7

12 BAR — Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 9

BLUE NILE — Dana Jessen feat. Helen Gillet & Bob Rhainey (upstairs), 10 BMC — Abita Blues, 7; Lagniappe Brass Band, 9:30

BOMBAY CLUB — Amanda Walker, 7 CAFE NEGRIL — John Lisi & Delta Funk, 9

CARROLLTON STATION — Notes & Quotes Songwriters Night feat. Jimmy Sidewall, 9 CHECK POINT CHARLIE — Nevous Duane, 7; Jimmy Howell, 11

CHICKIE WAH WAH — John Mooney, 8 CIRCLE BAR — Tom Paines, 6

D.B.A. — New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, 9 DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Tom Hook, 9:30

GENNARO’S — Harvey Jesus & Fire, 8 HOSTEL NEW ORLEANS — Soul School feat. Elliot Luv & the Abney Effect, 8 HOUSE OF BLUES — Girl Talk, 10

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Ed “Sweetbread” Peterson, 8 JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Jimmy James, 2; Brint Anderson, 7

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In the two years since handing an unmarked CD-R to Park the Van honcho Chris Watson at the Mid-City Yacht Club, Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner have emerged as the local rock label’s unlikely golden goose, collaring old alpha Dr. Dog by landing Generationals’ frothy, ’60s-sprinkled compositions on flirty soundtracks (the Drew Barrymore/Justin Long vehicle Going the Distance) and in candy commercials (Reese’s). What the antithetical New Orleans act hasn’t done is settle on a steady concert lineup, a confounding problem for a band that comes upon brilliant pop songs like pocket change. That program gets a second reboot on Friday with the introduction of two new primaries, Park the Van familiars Michael Libramento (keyboardist for Floating Action) and Juston Stens (former drummer for Dr. Dog). The recast quintet has all the tools necessary for reinvention: Recent EP Trust and second LP Actor-Caster (due March 29) are nesting musical treasure chests, each bejeweled with doe-eyed guitar and keyboard leads, double-helix bass lines and some of the most appealing, shoe-shuffling vocal hooks we’ll hear all year. Brass Bed and Butter & Jelly open. Free admission. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

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MAPLE LEAF BAR — Rebirth Brass Band, 10

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Sazerac the Clown’s Cabinet, 9; Caleb Murphy, 10

OLD POINT BAR — Westbank Mike, 8

Generationals with Brass Bed 10 p.m. Friday Blue Nile, 532 Frenchmen St., 948-2583; www.bluenilelive.com

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

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

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

SATURN BAR — Velcro Lewis Group, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, 10

BOMBAY CLUB — Marlon Jordan, 8

ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Walrus, 8:30

SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Smokin’ Time Jazz Club, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10 YUKI IZAKAYA — Norbert Slama Trio, 8

Wednesday 12 12 BAR — Brass-a-holics, 9

BACCHANAL — Jazz Lab feat. Jesse Morrow, 7:30

BANKS STREET BAR — Major Bacon, 10 BEACH HOUSE — Poppa Stoppa

BMC — Lynn Drury, 7; Blues4Sale, 9:30 THE CAFE — Grunge Factory, 8

CANDLELIGHT LOUNGE — Treme Brass Band, 9

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

CHICKIE WAH WAH — Tom McDermott & Meshiya Lake, 8; Iguanas, 10 CIRCLE BAR — Jim O. & the No Shows feat. Mama Go-Go, 6

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

DESPERADOS — Tumbleweeds, 9

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Bob Andrews, 9:30

FRAT HOUSE — Hip-Hop Showcase feat. Cypher Season, MUG, Eric Pastrano and others, 10

HOWLIN’ WOLF — Cyhi Da Prince, 9

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Sasha Masakowski, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8 JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Ched Reeves, 2; Joe Bennett, 7 KERRY IRISH PUB — Chip Wilson, 9

LACAVA’S SPORTS BAR — Crossfire, 9 MAPLE LEAF BAR — Brian Stoltz, 10

MOJO STATION — Ed Wills, Blues for Sale, 8

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Union Pulse, 9

OLD FIREMEN’S HALL — Two Piece & a Biscuit feat. Brandon Foret, Allan Maxwell & Brian Melancon, 7:30 PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Lars Edegran & Tom Sancton feat.

BACCHANAL — Courtyard Kings, 7; Vincent Marini, 9:30 BANKS STREET BAR — Backhand, Silent Game, 7

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BLUE NILE — Gravity A, 10

BOOMTOWN CASINO — Brandon Foret, 9:30

CHICKIE WAH WAH — Tuba Skinny & Erika Lewis, 8 CIRCLE BAR — Sam and Boone, 6

COLUMNS HOTEL — Fredy Omar, 8 DAVENPORT LOUNGE — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 D.B.A. — Jon Cleary, 7

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Ellen Smith feat. George French Trio, 9:30 EPIC CENTER — Revealers, 10

HI-HO LOUNGE — Stooges Brass Band, 9:30

HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — Wes Williams Band, 11

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Roman Skakun, 5; Shamarr Allen, 8 JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Jimmy James, 2; Truman Holland, 7

LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Soul Rebels, 11 LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Al Hebert, 4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9

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SPECKLED T’S — Harvey Jesus & Fire, 7

SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; New Orleans Moonshiners, 10

VAUGHAN’S — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30 YUKI IZAKAYA — Norbert Slama Trio, 8

Friday 14 12 BAR — Vedas, Alias Alliance, 9

3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY — Friday Night Music Camp feat. J. the Savage Band, 5 ALLWAYS LOUNGE — Hymn for Her, 10

ANDREA’S CAPRI BLU LOUNGE — Philip Melancon, 8 AUSTIN’S RESTAURANT — Scott Kyser, 6:30

BABYLON LOUNGE — Mitchell Scallan, First Fracture, Nothing Solid, 10 BAYOU BAR AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL — Armand St. Martin, 7

BAYOU PARK BAR — Jonathan “Dragon” Cushionberry, 9

BEACH HOUSE — Bobby Cure & the Summertime Blues, 9

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BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7 BLUE NILE — Mykia Jovan & Jason Butler, 8; Mumbles (upstairs), 9; Generationals, Brass Bed, Butter & Jelly, 10

BMC — Caroline Fourmy & Her Jazz Band, 7; Rue Fiya, 10; Young Pinstripe Brass Band, 1 a.m.

BOMBAY CLUB — Amanda Walker, 6; Johnny Angel & the Swingin’ Demons, 9:30 BOOMTOWN CASINO — Bobby J & Stuff Like That, 9:30

CAROUSEL PIANO BAR & LOUNGE — John Autin, 9 CARROLLTON STATION — Vox & the Hound CD release, 9:30 CHICKIE WAH WAH — Sweet Olive String Band, 5; Paul Sanchez, 8; Uncle Daddy, 10

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

COLUMNS HOTEL — Alex Bachari Trio, 5

HERMES BAR — Kris Royal Quartet, 9:30 & 11

HI-HO LOUNGE — Lavish Radish, Sarah Quintana, e.company, 10 HOWLIN’ WOLF ��� Rebirth Brass Band, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, 9 HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — Earphunk, Mama’s Love, 9

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

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Colin Lake, 2; Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 7 KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, 1; Death by Orgasm, 8:30

TROPICAL ISLE BOURBON — Captain Leo, 1; Mojo Trio, 5; Debbie & the Deacons, 9

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

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

YELLOW MOON BAR — Michael James & His Lonesome, 9

Saturday 15 12 BAR — Soul Sect, 8; Benny Turner & Real Blues, 10

ANDREA’S CAPRI BLU LOUNGE — Philip Melancon, 8 APPLE BARREL — Peter Orr, 7

THE MAISON — Clarence & Funky People, 5; Some Like It Hot!, 7; Booty Trove, 10; Revealers, midnight

BLUE NILE — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Illuminasti Trio feat. Mike Dillon, Skerik, James Singleton, 10; Andrew Duhon & Kristin Diable (upstairs), 10

LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Dwight Breland, 4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Good Enough for Good Times, 10 MARKET CAFE — Andy K. & Bobby Love, 4:30

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Asbestos, 7; Les Deux Familles, 8; Bloomin’ Onions, 9; John Parker, 10 OAK — Christina Perez, 6; Jayna Morgan, 10

OLD OPERA HOUSE — Bonoffs, 1; Vibe, 8:30 OLD POINT BAR — Space Heaters, 9:30

OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — Jack Yoder, Greg “Lil G” Rosary, 6

ONE EYED JACKS — Smiley with a Knife, Lovey Dovies, Sour Notes, Royal Teeth, 9

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Clive Wilson & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8

BANKS STREET BAR — Khris Royal & Dark Matter, 10

BMC — New Orleans Jazz Series, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 6:30; Original Deja Vu Brass Band, 9:30; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, 12:30 a.m. BOMBAY CLUB — Jeff Greenberg, 6; Leroy Jones, 9:30

BOOMTOWN CASINO — Morris Day & the Time, 8 CAFE ROSE NICAUD — Troy Sawyer, 8

CARROLLTON STATION — Alex McMurray Trio, 9:30

CHICKIE WAH WAH — Sunpie Barnes & Lil’ Buck Sinegal, 10 CIRCLE BAR — Jazzholes, 6

COCONUT CLUB — Uncle Wayne Daigrepont, 7:30

HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — Revivalists, Blue Party, Mississippi Rail Company, New Grass Country Club, 9 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Glen David Andrews, 8; Brass-a-holics, midnight

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

KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1; Death by Orgasm, 8:30 LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP — Mike Hood, 9 LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Westbank Mike & Dana Abbott, 11

LOUISIANA MUSIC FACTORY — Los Po-Boy-Citos, 2; Reed Alleman, 3; Tom Fitzpatrick, 4

THE MAISON — Kristina Morales, 7; BrainFeeder Showcase feat. Lorn, Teebs & Monopoly, 10 MAPLE LEAF BAR — Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 10 NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Clint Kaufmann, 8; Mr. Steve, 9; Benjamin Zeus, 10 OAK — Brad Webb Trio, 8

OLD OPERA HOUSE — Bonoffs, 1; Vibe, 8:30 OLD POINT BAR — Mike Darby & the House of Cards, 9:30 ONE EYED JACKS — Mount Carmel, Little Freddie King, War Amps, 9

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Will Smith, 8

ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Amanda Shaw, Roddie Romero & Hub City Allstars, 8:30

SPECKLED T’S — Hip Boot Joe, 8

SPOTTED CAT — John Royan Trio, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10 TIPITINA’S — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 10

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ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Honey Island Swamp Band, 9:30

D.B.A. — John Boutte, 8; Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 11

ARNAUD’S FRENCH 75 BAR — Gumbo Trio, 10:30 a.m. & 6:30

SPECKLED T’S — Summer Breeze, 8

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Gringo do Choro, 10

PELICAN CLUB — Sanford Hinderlie, 7

PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Steve Pistorius, 8

SHAMROCK BAR — Smoky Greenwell, 9

DRAGON’S DEN — Epron & Hyoka, 10

TIPITINA’S — Funky Meters, Art Neville, George Porter Jr., Russell Batiste, Brian Stoltz, 10

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Acoustic Swiftness, 10

TROPICAL ISLE BAYOU CLUB — Can’t Hardly Play Boys, 1; T’Canaille, 9

BABYLON LOUNGE — Green Mantles, Rising Sun, Typical Stereo, 10

D.B.A. — Linnzi Zaorski, 6; Lost Bayou Ramblers, 10

DAVENPORT LOUNGE — Jeremy Davenport, 9

Latin Jazz Band feat. Matthew Shilling, 9

LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Tom Worrell, 7; Tin Men, 11

SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6:30; New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, 10

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FUNKY PIRATE — Mark Penton, 4:30; Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8:30

ST. ROCH TAVERN — The Way, 9

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DAVENPORT LOUNGE — Jeremy Davenport, 9

DECKBAR & GRILLE — Miche & MixMavens, 8

DRAGON’S DEN — Voo Doo Town, 10

THE EMBERS “ORIGINAL” BOURBON HOUSE — Curtis Binder, 6 EMERIL’S DELMONICO — Bob Andrews, 7 HI-HO LOUNGE — Ricky B, 10

HOUSE OF BLUES — Little Feat, Roy Jay Band, 8

12 BAR — Fredy Omar con su Banda, 6

BLUE NILE — Mainline, 10

BMC — Nola Music Series, 1; Christina Perez, 6; Andy J. Forest, 9; Sweet Jones, midnight

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

CAFE NEGRIL — Smoky Greenwell & the Blues Gnus, 10 CHAMPIONS SPORTS PUB & GRILL — Sam Cammarata, 8

CIRCLE BAR — Micah McKee & Loren Murrell, 7

D.B.A. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Ingrid Lucia, 10 DONNA’S BAR & GRILL — Jesse McBride & the Next Generation Jazz Band, 9

DRAGON’S DEN — Liquid Peace Revolution, 10 FRENCH QUARTER PIZZERIA — Nervous Dwayne, 8

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

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 2; Cindy Chen, 7 LE PAVILLON HOTEL — Philip Melancon, 8:30 a.m.

MADIGAN’S — Anderson/Easley Project, 9 THE MAISON — Dave Easley, 5; Corporate America, 10 MAPLE LEAF BAR — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10

OLD POINT BAR — Jesse Moore Band, 3:30 PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Lucien Barbarin & Steve Pistorius feat. Sunday Night Swingers, 8

THE PRECINCT — Funk Express, 7:30 PRESERVATION HALL — Glen David Andrews, 8

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SPOTTED CAT — Rights of Swing, 3; Kristina Morales, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sound, 10 TIPITINA’S — Cajun Fais Do Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30

YUKI IZAKAYA — Luke Winslow King, 7

Monday 17 APPLE BARREL — Sam Cammarata, 8

BACCHANAL — Jonathan Freilich, 7:30 BANKS STREET BAR — Zacha Funk, 9

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

BMC — Fun in the Pocket feat. Mayumi Shara & Reinaldo, 6; Smoky Greenwell’s Monday Night Blues Jam, 9:30 CHICKIE WAH WAH — Spencer Bohren, 7

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

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Joe Krown, 9:30

DRAGON’S DEN — Domenic, 10 HI-HO LOUNGE — Blue Grass Pickin’ Party, 8

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Bob French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 JIMMY BUFFETT’S

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MAPLE LEAF BAR — Papa Grows Funk, 10 MAT & NADDIE’S RESTAURANT — Courtyard Kings, 7

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OLD POINT BAR — Brent Walsh Trio, 8 PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall Band feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10

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The documentary follows the Spirit of Goodwill Band, a group of musicians with mental and physical disabilities. The screening is part of the New Orleans Community Cinema series. Free admission. 6 p.m. Saturday, Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy St., 9574255; www.antennagallery.org IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (NR) — Frank Capra directs

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Brazilian artist Vik Muniz is known for painting or creating visual images with materials related to his subject matter. One critically acclaimed series featured portraits of the children of poor sugar field laborers using sugar from the plantation where they worked. His portraits in chocolate were displayed at the Contemporary Arts Center in 2001. The subject of Lucy Walker’s engrossing documentary Waste Land is his three-year project to make portraits of the garbage pickers who work in the largest landfill in the world, Jardim Gramacho, near Rio de Janeiro. Both the film and Muniz’s project are about the transformative power of art, particularly as Muniz enlists the pickers as collaborators. Much of the film focuses on the pickers, and just that material about the bizarre colony of life in a massive landfill is eye-opening. Though relocated to Brooklyn, Muniz had become one of the most famous and commercially successful Brazilian artists by the time he started this project. He dedicated money from sales of the works to the individual pickers with whom he worked and community groups that support them in Brazil. The pickers sift through thousands of tons of garbage brought to the landfill daily, picking out any reusable material that can be sold. They comprise a sort of underclass of the poor — and as suggested, discarded people. Many live in appalling conditions on the edge of the landfill and subsist on meager earnings, but many also take pride in surviving and hope to return to more normal lives away from Gramacho. It’s a bizarre niche, and the landfill offers endlessly rich insights into consumer culture. Some of the pickers read and discuss books they have salvaged from the mess, laughing at the idea of knowledge being thrown away. Under Muniz’s direction, pickers selected for portraits use garbage from the landfill to create massive collages he then photographs from above. One of the picker leaders, Tiao Santos, accompanies Muniz to an auction in London where they sell his portrait and brush with the vast wealth of the art world and its patrons. It offers one of the film’s more brilliant moments of juxtaposition as Muniz takes Santos to a museum and shows him work by accomplished contemporary British artists. One piece is a bronze statue of a bag of garbage by Gavin Turk, and they view a shelf of pill bottles assembled by Damien Hirst. The various pickers’ stints as globetrotting artists are brief, and the question is whether the experience will help them sustain renewed lives after Gramacho. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students/seniors, $5 Zeitgeist members. — Will Coviello

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St., 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com — Photographs by David Halliday in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; “Water, Water Everywhere So Let’s Have a Drink,” video installation by Okay Mountain Collective for Prospect.1.5; both through Jan. 29. Glass sculpture by Gene Koss, through Feb. 19.

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

ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 — “A Fresh Look at the

Flower,” paintings, ceramics and photographs by gallery artists, through March 26. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 525-2767; www.barristersgallery.com — Works by Rajko Radovanovich, through Feb. 5.

CANARY GALLERY. 329 Julia St., 3887746; www.thecanarycollective.com — Photographs and paintings by

Blake Haney, Zack Smith, Rob Davis and Sara Gordon, through Feb. 3. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; www. coupdoeilartconsortium.com — “De-

tritus,” paintings by Chris Dennis, through Feb. 5. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www. longuevue.com — “All That Glitters,” an exhibition of Carnival jewelry, through March 13. Opening reception 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.octaviaartgallery.com — Isidore Newman

School student show, through Jan. 29. Opening reception 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. ogdenmuseum.org — “Big-Hearted

SLIDELL CULTURAL CENTER. 2055 Second St., Slidell — Mixed Media

Juried Art Exhibition, through Feb. 11. Opening reception 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. WINDSOR COURT HOTEL. 300 Gravier St., 522-1922; www.windsorcourthotel. com — Mixed-media paintings by Rebecca Rebouche. Artist’s reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

GALLERIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY.

1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp. com — “My Louisiana: Laud, Laud, Landlaud,” works by Jimmy Descant, through Jan. 29.

AG WAGNER STUDIO & GALLERY.

813 Royal St., 561-7440 — Works by gallery artists; 504 Toys, locally handcrafted toys; both ongoing.

ALL IN THE FRAME GALLERY. 2596

Front St., Slidell, (985) 290-1395 — “Serene Waters, Clear Horizons,” paintings by Annie Strack, ongoing. ANTENNA GALLERY. 3161 BURGUNDY

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

Leica Legend Sebastiao Salgado is one of the greatest documentary photographers in the world today. He also eludes most attempts to define him. The 66-year-old Brazilian economistturned-photographer’s most famous images convey the sense that epic forces are unfolding before our eyes, yet most were made with a diminutive 35mm Leica rangefinder camera. While most photojournalists zero in on a detail or expression that symbolizes a larger theme, Salgado depicts vast impersonal spectacles rendered in the portentous light of a Renaissance landscape. His epic sensibility has raised questions: Is he a photojournalist or an artist? In fact, he is both, an artist with a journalist’s eye for the unfolding story, typically on a mythic scale. In cinematic terms, he combines the starkness of Ingmar Bergman with the scope of Cecil B. DeMille. His Migrations series focused on mass movements of people to or from the sources of their hopes or fears — for instance, the exodus of the rural poor into big cities, or refugees escaping the ravages of war. What initially suggests columns of ants scaling a steep slope is actually an army of gold miners clambering up the sides of a muddy open pit mine in Brazil. In another photograph, a sprawling sea of humanity in a Rwandan refugee camp spreads across a starkly ragged landscape of makeshift encampments extending into the haze of the horizon. In a widely published image, masses of commuters disembarking a train in Bombay seem to froth like sea foam in a tidal blur. If the travails of the hardscrabble human herd can sometimes seem bleak, Salgado has lately focused on his Genesis series depicting some of the planet’s last remaining primal dramas, in images of proud tribal shamans and Sudanese cattle herders as well as vast landscapes of penguins and icebergs in Antarctica. We sense their fragility, yet these images provide immutable evidence of the lingering majesty of those wild, remote places not yet parceled off to highest bidder. — D. Eric Bookhardt

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St., 957-4255; www.antennagallery. org — “Machines on Paper,” works on paper, kinetic drawing machines and power tools by James W. Goedert, through Feb. 5. ANTON HAARDT FOLK GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www. antonart.com — Works by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others, ongoing.

ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 JULIA ST.,

524-3233 — Paintings by Andy Dahl, jewelry by Gerry White and Melissa Myers and works by Matilde Alberny, through Jan. 30. ART GALLERY 818. 818 Royal St.,

524-6918 — Paintings, sculpture and jewelry by local artists Noel Rockmore, Michael Fedor, Xavier de Callatay, Charles Bazzell, Bambi

BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St.,

895-6201 — “Louisiana! United We Stand to Save Our Wetlands,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing.

BRYANT GALLERIES. 316 Royal St.,

525-5584; www.bryantgalleries. com — Paintings by Dean Mitchell, ongoing. CALICHE & PAO GALLERY. 312 Royal

St., 588-2846 — Oil paintings by Caliche and Pao, ongoing.

CALLAN FINE ART. 240 Chartres

St., 524-0025; www.callanfineart. com — Works by Eugene de Blass, Louis Valtat and other artists of the Barbizon, Impressionist and PostImpressionist schools, ongoing.

CARDINAL GALLERY. 541 Bourbon St.,

522-3227 — Exhibition of Italian artists featuring works by Bruno Paoli and Andrea Stella, ongoing.

CARIBBEAN ARTS LTD. 720 Franklin

Ave., 943-3858 — The gallery showcases contemporary Haitian and Jamaican art. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840

Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery.com — “Connextions,” works by Veronique Molinier, through Jan. 29.

CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., 5240671; www.casellartgallery.com — Pastels by Joaquim Casell; etchings by Sage; oils by Charles Ward; all ongoing. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Maga-

zine St., 891-6789; www.coleprattgallery.com — “New Horizons,” impressionistic oil paintings by John Stanford, through Jan. 29.

COLLECTIVE WORLD ART COMMUNITY. Poydras Center, 650 Poydras St.,

339-5237 — Paintings from the Blue Series by Joseph Pearson, ongoing. THE DARKROOM. 1927 Sophie Wright Place, 522-3211; www.neworleansdarkroom.com — “Newsworthy,” works by Colin Miller in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through January. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “Incidental Journey,” abstract

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through Feb. 3. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “Year One: Orange

Blossom,” a group exhibition featuring 20 artists, through Feb. 5.

DUTCH ALLEY ARTIST’S CO-OP GALLERY. 912 N. Peters St., 4129220; www.dutchalleyonline.com — Works by New Orleans artists,

ongoing.

ELLIOTT GALLERY. 540 Royal St., 523-3554; www.elliottgallery. com — Works by gallery artists Coignard, Engel, Papart, Petra, Tobiasse, Schneuer and Yrondi, ongoing. FRAMIN’ PLACE & GALLERY. 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-3311; www.nolaframing.com — Prints

by Tommy Thompson, Phillip Sage, James Michalopoulos and others, ongoing.

FREDRICK GUESS STUDIO. 910 Royal St., 581-4596; www.fredrickguessstudio.com — Paintings by

Fredrick Guess, ongoing.

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

and Introductions,” a group exhibition featuring the Bare Hands Collective, curated by John Fields, through Feb. 6.

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

Todd White, ongoing.

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

tography by Christopher Porche West, ongoing. GALLERIA BELLA. 319 Royal St., 581-5881 — Works by gallery art-

ists, ongoing.

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

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

works by Jose-Maria Cundin, through Jan. 29.

THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery.com —

“Eat, Drink & Be Merry,” a group invitational exhibit featuring 14 artists, through Jan. 30.

GEORGE SCHMIDT GALLERY. 626 Julia St., 592-0206; www. georgeschmidt.com — Paintings

by George Schmidt, ongoing.

GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., 616-7427; www. goodchildrengallery.com — Works

by Stephen Collier and Tameka Norris for Prospect.1.5, through Feb. 6.

GRAPHITE GALLERIES. 936 Royal St., 565-3739 — “Sinners and

Saints,” works by Joe Hobbs, ongoing.

GUTHRIE CONTEMPORARY. 3815 Magazine St., 897-2688; www. guthriecontemporary.com — “Schemata,” works by Susan Dory, ongoing. HAROUNI GALLERY. 829 Royal St., 299-8900 — Paintings by David

Harouni, ongoing.

HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY.

HOME SPACE GALLERY. 1128 St. Roch Ave. — “The Cumulous,”

paper work by Brian Waitman, through Feb. 6.

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

exhibition for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 27.

ISABELLA’S GALLERY. 3331 Severn Ave., Suite 105, Metairie, 779-3202; www.isabellasgallery. com — Hand-blown works by

Feb. 11. LOUISIANA CRAFTS GUILD. 608 Julia St., 558-6198; www.louisianacrafts.org — Group show

featuring works from guild members, ongoing.

MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 427-4759; www.martinechaissongallery. com — “Fragile Beauty,” works

by Marjorie Brown Pierson in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 29.

METAIRIE PARK COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL. 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www.mpcds.com —

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

Marc Rosenbaum; raku by Kate Tonguis and John Davis; all ongoing.

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

JAMIE HAYES GALLERY. 621 Chartres St., 592-4080; www.jamiehayes.com — New Orleans-style art by Jamie Hayes, ongoing.

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

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com —

“Gulf Coast Lexicon,” watercolors, pastels and ceramics by Chris Stebly, through January.

JON SCHOOLER GALLERY. 8526 Oak St., 865-7032; www. jonschooler.com — “Subliminal WOWs,” paintings by Jon Schooler, ongoing.

James Michalopoulos, ongoing.

Michelle Y. Williams, ongoing.

ONE SUN GALLERY. 616 Royal St., (800) 501-1151 — Works by local and national artists, ongoing. PEARL ART GALLERY. 4421 Magazine St., 228-5840 — Works

by Cindy and Drue Hardegree, Erica Dewey, John Womack, Sontina, Lorraine Jones and S. Lee, ongoing.

JULIE NEILL DESIGNS. 3908 Magazine St., 899-4201; www. julieneill.com — “Facade,” photo-

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

KAKO GALLERY. 536 Royal St., 5655445; www.kakogallery.com —

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

graphs by Lesley Wells, ongoing.

Paintings by Don Picou and Stan Fontaine; “Raku” by Joy Gauss; 3-D wood sculpture by Joe Derr; all ongoing. KKPROJECTS. 2448 N. Villere St., 415-9880; www.kkprojects.org — “Knead,” works by Kristian

Hansen, Tora Lopez, John Oles and William Murphy, ongoing.

KURT E. SCHON. 510-520 St. Louis St., 524-5462 — The gallery

specializes in 18th and 19th century European oil paintings by artists from the French Salon and Royal Academy as well as French Impressionists.

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

of Treme,” works by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun, ongoing.

LE PETIT SALON DE NEW ORLEANS. 906 Royal St., 524-5700 — Paintings by Holly Sarre,

ongoing.

LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries. com — Works by Emily Sartor

for Prospect.1.5, through Feb. 19. “Corpus Cupiditas,” works by Steve Teeters, through Feb. 26. LOUISIANA ARTWORKS. 818 Howard Ave., Suite 300, 571-7373; www.louisianaartworks.org — “Visions of Excellence,” an

exhibition by Pictures of the Year International in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through

Isolation,” photographs by Anna Hrnjak and E. Paul Julien, through Jan. 28. REINA GALLERY. 4132 Magazine St., 895-0022; www.reinaart. com — “Vintage New Orleans

Artists,” watercolors, etchings and folk art; “Patrons Saints,” works by Shelley Barberot; both ongoing. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS COMPANY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts.com — Works by Lauren Thomas,

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

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

media works by Ricardo Lozano, Michael Flohr, Henry Ascencio, Jaline Pol and others, ongoing.

RODRIGUE STUDIO. 721 Royal St., 581-4244; www.georgerodrigue. com — Works by George Rodrigue, ongoing. ROSETREE GLASS STUDIO & GALLERY. 446 Vallette St., Algiers Point, 366-3602; www.rosetreeglass.com — Hand-blown

glasswork, ongoing.

RUSTY PELICAN ART. 4031 St. Claude Ave., 218-5727; www.

rustypelicanart.com — Works by Travis and Lexi Linde, ongoing. SALONE DELL’ARTES ARTEMISIA. 3000 Royal St., 481-5113 — “I

Genti H2O,” works by Shmuela Padnos, ongoing.

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

Phipps, ongoing.

SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Louisiana &

Trees: Life Entwined,” a group exhibition in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Tuesday.

SLIDELL ART LEAGUE GALLERY. Historic Slidell Train Depot, 1827 Front St., Suite 201, (985) 847-9458 — “Out of the Blue,” a group

exhibition and competition, through Feb. 3.

SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www. sorengallery.com — Landscapes

and mixed media by Luc Leestemaker, through January. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www. sttammanyart.org — “Lost

Landscapes,” sculpture by Jeff Mickey, through Jan. 29.

STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “Losing My Reli-

gion, Choosing My Confessions,” mixed media by Charly Palmer, through March.

STEVE MARTIN STUDIO. 624 Julia St., 566-1390; www.stevemartinfineart.com — Contemporary sculpture and paintings by Steve Martin and other Louisiana artists, ongoing. STUDIO BFG. 2627 Desoto St., 942-0200; www.studiobfg.com — “Peel Sessions: First Install-

ment,” works by Tina Stanley, ongoing.

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

YA/YA artists, ongoing.

THOMAS MANN GALLERY I/O. 1812 Magazine St., 581-2113; www. thomasmann.com — “Where’s the Money?” group exhibit interpreting the economy, ongoing. TRIPOLO GALLERY. 401 N. Columbia St., (985) 893-1441 — Works

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

CALL FOR ARTISTS FEMME FEST. The Jazz and Heritage Foundation and the Women’s Caucus for Art of Louisiana seeks female artists residing in Louisiana for the March exhibition. The exhibition is limited to the first 35 artists to register. Email phyllisparun@yahoo.com for details. LAND, CURRENTS AND UNDERCURRENTS. The annual Grand

Isle juried exhibition to be held in April seeks entries. Visit www.gicdt.org for details. Sub-

mission deadline is Feb. 1. RECYCLED FASHION SHOW. Local

designers create fashions from thrift store purchases for the Feb. 4 event benefiting Bridge House. Call 821-7134 for details.

MUSEUMS AMERICAN-ITALIAN MUSEUM & RESEARCH LIBRARY. 537 S. Peters St., 522-7294 — Permanent

exhibits of jazz artists, a St. Joseph’s altar replica, the Louisiana Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame and a research library with genealogy records. ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org —

“Ashe in Retrospect: 1998-2008,” photographs by Morris Jones Jr., Eric Waters, Jeffrey Cook and others, ongoing.

BACKSTREET CULTURAL MUSEUM. 1116 St. Claude Ave.; www.backstreetmuseum.org —

Permanent exhibits of Mardi Gras Indian suits, jazz funeral memorabilia and social aid and pleasure club artifacts, ongoing. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — “Ephemera: River

with Flowers,” installation by Brandon Graving, through Feb. 27. “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” student-created quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing.

GEORGE & LEAH MCKENNA MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; www.themckennamuseum.com — “Something

Old, Something New,” works by Letitia Huckaby in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Saturday.

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

depict the colonial experience, work, culture and religion of German immigrants.

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

Ward: People, Places and Traditions,” a group exhibition in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through February. LOUISIANA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM. 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www.lcm.org — “Mr. Rogers’

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

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 5686968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us —

“Living With Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond,” an exhibition of stories, artifacts and science displays, ongoing. LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT MUSEUM. Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal St., 310-2149;

www.lasc.org — The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society sponsors the museum’s exhibitions of the people and institutions that have contributed to the development of Louisiana law for 300 years. MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL. 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. museumoftheamericancocktail. org — “Absinthe Visions,”

photographs by Damian Hevia, ongoing.

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 5276012; www.nationalww2museum.org — “Ours To Fight For:

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

NEW ORLEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; www.noaam.com — “Zululand,” an exhibition of

Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club posters, 1990-present, through Jan. 29.

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org — “Great Collectors/Great Do-

nors: The Making of the New Orleans Museum of Art, 19102010,” through Jan. 23. “Deja Vu All Over Again: Generic Art Solutions;” “Selections from Project 35” videos selected by Independent Curators International; both through Feb. 13. “The Most Beautiful Day of My Youth,” photographs by Bernard Faucon, through March 13. “Residents and Visitors: 20th Century Photographs of Louisiana,” a collaboration with the Historic New Orleans Collection, through March 27. “Peter Carl Faberge and Other Russian Masters,” permanent collection of Faberge objects; “Six Shooters,” photographs from the New Orleans Photo Alliance; both ongoing.

NEW ORLEANS PHARMACY MUSEUM. 514 Chartres St., 5658027; www.pharmacymuseum. org — Exhibits on 19th-century

pharmacy, medicine and health care, all ongoing. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.southernfood. org — “Acadian to Cajun:

Forced Migration to Commercialization,” a multimedia exhibit; “Laissez Faire — Savoir Fare,” the cuisine of Louisiana and New Orleans; “Eating in the White House — America’s Food”; “Tout de Sweet,” an exhibit exploring all aspects of the sugar industry in the South; all ongoing. TULANE UNIVERSITY. Joseph Merrick Jones Hall, 6823 St. Charles Ave. — “Treme: People and Places,” maps, architectural drawings and photographs celebrating the bicentennial of Faubourg Treme, through Nov. 30. For complete listings, visit www. bestofneworleans.com.

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GALLERY BIENVENU. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www.gallerybienvenu. com — “Twelve Anti-Portraits,”

440 Julia St., 525-7300; www. heriardcimino.com — “Drop, Half Drop,” paintings by Deborah Pelias; “Dreaming on a World,” large-scale ink drawings by Ralph Bourque for Prospect.1.5; both through Feb. 2.

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THEATER ALWAYS SATURDAY. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www.marignytheatre.org — In R.J. Tsarov’s play, a man takes an experimental antidepressant drug and ends up in a strange alternate reality. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. FridaySunday through Jan. 29. DEBAUCHERY. Le Chat Noir,

715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812 — Mark Routhier directs Pat Bourgeois’ soap opera featuring Kyle Daigrepont, Sean Glazebrook, Matthew Mickal and others. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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The sisters from Dan Goggin’s Nunsense series embark on a multi-faith cruise, and highseas hijinks ensue. Tickets $1530. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Fridays-Sundays. Through Jan. 23.

MACBETH. Tulane University

Dixon Hall, 6823 St. Charles Ave., 865-5000 — Ron Gural directs the Shakespeare tradgedy as part of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. Tickets $20 general admission, $10 Tulane faculty/staff and all students. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

MESHUGGAH-NUNS. Teatro

Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 885-2000; www.jpas.org —

A.S.S.TRONOTS. La Nuit Comedy

Theater, 5039 Freret St., 6444300; www.nolacomedy.com — Four androids improvise a space voyage based on audience suggestions. Tickets $6. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin

Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www. sonesta.com — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday.

BY GEORGE! Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812 — Banu Gibson sings George Gershwin songs. The performance is also a fundraiser for New Orleans’ NPR affiliate WWNO. Tickets $30 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 885-2000; www.jpas.org — The classic children’s bedtime story comes to life in the stage musical. Friday night performances offer free cookies and milk to those wearing pajamas. Tickets $25 general admission, $20 students and seniors, $15 children. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Jan. 30.

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nity Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-7529; www.anthonybeantheater.com — Former Councilman Oliver Thomas tells his own story of crime, punishment and redemption. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 23.

BUSTOUT BURLESQUE. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 3104999; www.hob.com — The burlesque troupe performs with special guest Coco Lectric. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday.

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY. Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, (985) 641-0324; www.slidelllittletheatre.org — Gerard Alessandrini’s satire is a rapid-fire revue of classic and contemporary Broadway musicals. Tickets $19 general admission, $14 children. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 6.

468-1231 for details. $10 audition fee. 3 p.m. dancers ages 8-11, 2:15 p.m. dancers ages 12 and older. Saturday.

REFLECTIONS: A MAN AND HIS TIME. Anthony Bean Commu-

Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — Family members living together in a trailer look for love and escape in Ed Furman’s dark comedy. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 29.

Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — Roald Dahl’s adventure comes to life with twisting cardboard tunnels, allowing audiences to crawl through the multi-media production’s sets. Tickets $20. Runs through Feb. 20. Days and times vary; visit the CAC website for details.

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Ring Circus’ The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com — The new burlesque troupe performs. Tickets $7. 9 p.m. Saturday.

LESLIE CASTAY: UNSCRIPTED. Le

Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812 — The New Orleans native and Broadway actress sings standards, Broadway classics, and jazz and pop songs. Tickets $30 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 29.

THE MIDNIGHT REVUE. Starlight

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

THE RICKY GRAHAM SHOW. Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812 — Graham, along with accompanist Jefferson Turner, leads a musical tour of New Orleans. Tickets $26 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Monday.

OPERA OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET. The Inn on Bourbon

Hotel, 541 Bourbon St., 5247611; www.innonbourbon. com — Vocalists from the New Orleans Opera Association

The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane’s 2010 summer season included Macbeth staged as it might have been by a theater in New Orleans in the 1830s. The performance included a prelude with musket-toting citizens stalking the stage and attempting to sign up volunteers to support Texas in its resistance to Mexico. Once the more traditional plot started, a few voodoo accents inspired the play’s infamous trio of weird sisters. The production is being remounted for area students and more than 5,200 will get a taste of one of the Bard’s bestknown tragedies. The Friday evening performance is open to the general public. Michael Aaron Santos, who played Macduff previously, has assumed the role of Macbeth, who together with Lady Macbeth (Ashley Nolan) intends to ascend the throne through murder. Tickets $20 general admission, $10 students/Tulane staff and faculty. — Will Coviello

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Macbeth 7:30 p.m. Friday Tulane University, Dixon Hall, 865-5106; www.neworleansshakespeare.com

perform. Free admission. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

AUDITIONS BARBERSHOP HARMONY SOCIETY. Christ the King Lutheran

Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; www.ctknola.org — The Greater New Orleans Chapter holds new member auditions for its Mardi Gras Chorus. Call 363-9001 or visit www.mardigraschorus.org for details. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS.

Delgado Community College, City Park campus, Orleans Av-

enue, between City Park Avenue and Navarre Street; www.dcc. edu — The women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 453-0858 or visit www.crescentcitysound.com for details. 7 p.m. Monday. DON’T DRINK THE WATER. Slidell

Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, (985) 641-0324; www. slidelllittletheatre.org — The theater holds auditions for the Woody Allen play. 7 p.m. Sunday-Monday.

HANSEL & GRETEL. Myra Mier School of Ballet, 3621 Florida Ave., Kenner, 468-1231 — The Jefferson Ballet Theatre holds auditions for the ballet. Call

GROUND ZERO COMEDY. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 3715543; www.maisonfrenchmen. com — The show features local stand-up comedians. Sign-up is 7:30 p.m; show is 8 p.m. Friday. IVAN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT. Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., 525-5515; www.therustynail.org — The Rusty Nail hosts a weekly openmic comedy and music night. 9 p.m. Tuesday. KRIS SHAW FEAT. JERRY WAYNE LONGMIRE. Boomtown Casino,

Boomers Saloon, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 366-7711; www. boomtownneworleans.com — The stand-up comedians perform. Free admission. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

BLUE MONDAY STAND-UP COMEDY. Bullets Sports Bar, 2441 A.P.

LA NUIT STAND-UP OPEN MIC.

BROWN! IMPROV COMEDY. City Bar, 3515 Hessmer Ave., 309-5325; www.citybarnola.com — The comedy troupe stars Johnathan Christiansen, Gant Laborde, Ken Lafrance, Bob Murrell and Kelli Rosher. Visit www.brownimprovcomedy.com for details. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

LAUGH OUT LOUD. Bootleggers Bar and Grille, 209 Decatur St., 525-1087 — Simple Play presents a weekly comedy show. 10 p.m. Thursday.

Tureaud Ave., 948-4003 — Tony Frederick hosts the open mic comedy show. 8 p.m. Monday.

Cauldron To Action

comedy based on audience suggestions. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday.

COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost

Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 949-2009; www.lostlovelounge. com — The bar hosts a free weekly stand-up comedy show. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

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

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

Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — The theater hosts a safe-for-all-ages team comedy competition. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

DYKES OF HAZARD. Rubyfruit

Jungle, 1135 Decatur St., 571-1863; www.myspace.com/rubyfruitjunglenola — Kristen Becker hosts a weekly comedy show with live music, sketch comedy, burlesque and more. Admission $5. 9 p.m. Friday. FEAR & LOATHING IN NEW ORLEANS. La Nuit Comedy Theater,

5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www. nolacomedy.com — The sketch comedy show boasts vampires, zombies, relationship advice and other horrors. 8:30 p.m. Fridays. GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit

Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — Actors improvise a

La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www. nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts an open mic following the God’s Been Drinking show. 11 p.m. Friday.

NATIONAL COMEDY COMPANY.

Yo Mama’s Bar & Grill, 727 St. Peter St., 522-1125 — The interactive improv comedy show features B97 radio personality Stevie G, Lynae LeBlanc, Jay Tombstone, Richard Mayer and others. Call 523-7469 or visit www.nationalcomedycompany.com for details. 10 p.m. Saturday. PERMANENT DAMAGE STAND-UP COMEDY. Bullets Sports Bar, 2441

A.P. Tureaud Ave., 948-4003 — Tony Frederick hosts a stand-up comedy show with professional comedians. Free admission. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

ROUNDHOUSE. La Nuit Comedy

Theater, 5039 Freret St., 6444300; www.nolacomedy.com — Comedians perform a barefoot, long-form improvisation show. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday.

SIDNEY’S STAND-UP OPEN MIC.

Sidney’s, 1674 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 341-0103 — The show features professional, amateur and first-time comics. Free admission. Sign-up is 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Thursday.

STUPID TIME MACHINE. The Factory, 8314 Oak St. — The improv group performs a weekly comedy show. Audiences are asked to bring their own chairs. Tickets $1-$6. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; www.carrolltonstation.com — The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Wednesday.


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Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www.lcm. org — The museum hosts special Tuesday and Thursday activities for children ages 3-under and their parents or caregivers. Admission $7.50, free for members. 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Thursday 13 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of

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

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Castle, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 468-7231 — The Port-a-Puppet Players tell Cinderella’s story. Admission $5. 11:30 a.m.

EVENTS

CANCER EDUCATION CLASS.

East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www. ejgh.org — The hospital hosts “I Can Cope,” a series of educational classes for people facing cancer. Call 456-5000 for information. 6 p.m. C.G. JUNG SOCIETY OF NEW ORLEANS PROGRAM. Parker

Memorial United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., 895-1222 — The meeting features a screening and discussion of the film The Phantom of the Opera lead by Milton Vavasseur and Terence Todd, S.J. Tickets $10 general admission, free for members. 6 p.m. Market, 200 Broadway St., 861-5898; www.marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DEALING WITH LOSS. West Jefferson Behavioral Medicine Center, 229 Bellemeade Blvd., Gretna, 391-2440 — The cen-

EUCLID RECORDS TRIVIA NIGHT.

Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-4446; www.hiholounge.net — The game tests knowledge of New Orleans and non-New Orleans music trivia, and prizes include bar tabs, record store gift certificates and more. 8 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS MEETING .

Ochsner Medical Center, 1514 Jefferson Hwy., 842-3000; www.ochsner.org — The topic of the monthly dinner meeting is “Your Emotions are Showing: Managing the Workplace Blues.” Call 3916112 or 250-5311 for details. Admission $20. 6:30 p.m.

MARRIAGE COMMUNICATION GROUP. Counseling Solutions

of Catholic Charities, 921 Aris Ave., Metairie, 835-5007 — A licensed clinical social worker leads the six-week group for married couples who would like to improve their communication. Pre-registration is required. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

ROAD HOME ASSISTANCE . Community Center of St. Bernard, 1107 LeBeau St., Arabi, 281-2512 — Representatives are available at the center to assist homeowners with questions and concerns. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. ROUND TABLE LUNCHEON . Begue’s Restaurant at the Royal Sonesta, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2278; www.beguesneworleans.com — The monthly luncheon features a number of speakers. Call 553-2220 or email nscallan@royalsonestano.com for details. Admission $38. Noon.. SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA SKYWARN GROUP TRAINING CLASS. East Bank Regional

Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The class trains volunteers to report weather or storm damage to the National Weather Service office. Call (985) 649-0357 or visit www. selaskywarn.org for details. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Waldhorn & Adler Antiques, 343 Royal St., 581-6379; www. waldhornadlers.com — The New Orleans chapter of the group meets. Visit www. asidneworleans.org or email cleve@waldhornadlers.com for details. Free for first-time nonmembers, $20 for subsequent meetings. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City

Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 —

The market offers fresh local goods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. CRAFT IN THE 21ST CENTURY PANEL DISCUSSION & EXHIBITION PREVIEW. Ogden

Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. ogdenmuseum.org — Artists Mark Hewitt and Richard Ritter, collector Andrew Hayes and former executive director of the American Craft Council Andrew Glasgow moderate the discussion. Call 539-9614 or email ebowie@ogdenmuseum.org for details. Tickets $10 general admission, free for members. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — The weekly market offers seasonal produce, seafood, prepared foods, smoothies and more. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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GET TO KNOW GOD. Lost

& Found Center, 901 Independence St., 344-1234; www.lostandfoundcenter. org — The group meets every week to discuss Bible scripture. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

LUNCH:sun-fri 11am-2:30pm DINNER: mon-thurs 5pm-10pm fri 5pm-10:30pm SATURDAY 3:30pm-10:30pm SUNDAY 12 noon-10:30pm 1403 st. charles ave. new orleans 504.410.9997 www.japanesebistro.com security guard on duty

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. East

Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — The American Cancer Society sponsors a group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Call 456-5000 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

GROWING EGGPLANTS, TOMATOES AND PEPPERS FROM SEEDS. St. Tammany

Parish Library, Causeway Branch, 3457 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-9779 — Master gardner Dr. Gerard Ballanco leads the program. Pre-registration is required. Free admission. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The program is also at the St. Tammany Parish Library, Folsom Branch (82393 Railroad Ave., Folsom, 985796-9728) 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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HAITI ON MY MIND PROGRAM .

St. Claude Arts District, 2820 St. Claude Ave. — The event features Haitian cuisine and a singalong lead by Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and his Roots Band, with event proceeds going to various Haiti charities. Email regineboucard@ hotmail.com for details. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. INFANCY TO INDEPENDENCE.

St. Matthew/Central United Church of Christ, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8196; www.stmatthew-nola.org — The parent-child education and support group uses enriching activities in music, art and play. Visit www. infancytoindependence.org

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for details. 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday-Thursday. LAKEVIEW MARKETPLACE.

Harrison Avenue Marketplace, 801 Harrison Ave.; www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org — The Lakeview Neighborhood Association presents an outdoor event with live music, food, drinks, handmade crafts and activities for kids. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PITCHAPALOOZA. Garden

District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — Writers get one minute to pitch a book idea to a panel of authors and industry insiders for a chance of winning a consultation and a meeting with a literary agent. Free admission. 5:30 p.m.

SAVE OUR CEMETERIES CEMETERY TOURS. The group

conducts tours of New Orleans cemeteries. Call 525-3377 for details.

TALENT SHOWCASE . Le Roux,

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

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

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WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. 484 Sala

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

YAPPY HOUR . Ruby’s

Roadhouse, 840 Lamarque St., Mandeville, (985) 626-9748; www.rubysroadhouse.com — The benefit for Pelican Bark Park, the Northshore’s first dog park, features drink specials, a pet fashion show, a Humane Society pet adoption tent and more. Pets welcome. Admission $5. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday 13 ALVAR CHESS. Alvar Library, 913

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

CANCER EDUCATION CLASS. First Baptist Church of New Orleans, 5290 Canal Blvd., 482-5775; www.fbcno.org — The church hosts “I Can Cope,” a series of educational classes for people facing cancer. Call 957-5226 for information. 6:30 p.m. CHANGES. Hey! Cafe, 4332

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

Store, 1522 St. Bernard Ave. — The Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium market features fresh produce, dairy, seafood, baked goods and more. EBT and WIC accepted. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. HERB SOCIETY OF AMERICA MEETING. Longue Vue House

and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — Chef Greg Sonnier discusses herbs de provence at the meeting. Pre-registration is required. Call 912-3859 or email plaquemine123@yahoo.com for details. Admission $15. IRON RAIL LADIES’ NIGHT. The

Iron Rail, 511 Marigny St., 9480963; www.ironrail.org — Iron Rail offers a weekly creative space for women. Email ladiesnight.ironrail@gmail.com for details. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. PARENTS OF TROUBLED ADULTS MEETING. Jewish Family

Service, 3330 West Esplanade, Suite 600, Metairie, 831-8475; www.jfsneworleans.org — The bi-monthly meeting offers support to parents whose adult children suffer from depression, mental illness, addiction disorders and other difficulties. Call 831-8475 or 828-6334 for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. SECOND THURSDAYS. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www. lsm.crt.state.la.us — Kristin Condotta presents the program “International Affairs: Immigrant Relations in Early New Orleans.” Free admission. 6 p.m. SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE.

details. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, North

Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday 15 BOATING SAFETY CLASS. East

Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries presents the free class. Pre-registration is recommended. Call 284-2023 for details. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street

Market, Magazine and Girod streets, 861-5898; www.marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon.

EAGLE WATCH. Fontainebleau

State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — A park ranger leads a viewing of the park’s eagle nest. 3 p.m. ERACE NEW ORLEANS MEETING.

J. Singleton School, 1924 Philip St., 581-2388 — ERACE meets for its weekly discussion group. Call 866-1163 for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

FEIS NEW ORLEANS & LOUISIANA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS. Hilton

New Orleans Airport, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner, 4695000; www.hilton.com — The McTeggart Irish Dancers of Louisiana present the annual competition featuring more than 150 Irish dancers from around the country. Visit www. mcteggart-la.org for details. Free admission. 8 a.m.

Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — The group offers lessons in African dance and more, along with nutrition, health and wellness seminars. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Monday.

FONTAINEBLEAU HISTORY TOUR.

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GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation,

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLIC/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES. Fair Grinds

Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www.fairgrinds.com — The weekly support group meets. Visit www. adultchildren.org for details. 6:15 p.m.

FIT FOR A KING FAIR HOUSING SUMMIT. Mahalia Jackson Early

Childhood & Family Learning Center, 2405 Jackson Ave. — Sara Pratt, deputy assistant secretary for enforcement and programs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is the keynote speaker at the conference discussing fair housing strategies. Visit www.fitforaking.org for

Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — The session discusses the history of the park, as well as the life of Bernard de Marigny and his influence on Louisiana’s history. 11 a.m. 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org for details. 8 a.m. to noon.

GREEN PROJECT SATURDAY WORKSHOP. Green Project, 2831

Marais St., 945-0240; www. thegreenproject.org — Dan Nelson leads the program on building a simple and affordable solar-powered water heater. Admission $5. 10 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET.

Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — The weekly rain-

or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. GROWING EGGPLANTS, TOMATOES AND PEPPERS FROM SEEDS. St. Tammany

Parish Library, Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 893-6280; www.stpl.us — Master gardner Dr. Gerard Ballanco leads the program. Pre-registration is required. Free admission. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. MADISONVILLE ART MARKET.

Madisonville Art Market, Tchefuncte River Front at Water St., Madisonville, (985) 871-4918; www.artformadisonville.org — The monthly market features fine art from local artists including painting, mixed media, photography, jewelry, wood carving, sculpture, stained glass and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. NATURE: A CLOSER LOOK. Fontainebleau State Park,

67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — Park rangers lead a weekly nature hike. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PET ADOPTIONS. Jefferson Feed,

Pet & Garden Center, 4421 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson — LA/SPCA volunteers and counselors facilitate pet adoptions. Call 368-5191 or visit www. la-spca.org for details. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET.

Sankofa Farmers Market, 5500 St. Claude Ave., 975-5168; www. sankofafarmersmarket.org — The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. TREME UNDER THE BRIDGE MARKET. North Claiborne

Expressway, between Ursulines Avenue and Gov. Nicholls Street — The new monthly market highlights local artwork and features live music from local bands, high schools and choirs; community services like health and legal aid; and educational services and exhibits. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UPPER NINTH WARD MARKET.

Frederick Douglass Senior High School, 3820 St. Claude Ave. — The weekly Upper Ninth Ward Farmers Market offers fresh local produce, seafood, bread, cheese and plants. Sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium. Call 482-5722 or email ggladney@therenaissanceproject.la for details. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday 16 ABITA ARTISTS. 9th Street

Gallery, 71377 St. Mary St., Abita Springs — Local artists hold a monthly meeting. Call Lana at 898-3071 for details. 3 p.m.

DIMENSIONS OF LIFE DIALOGUE.

New Orleans Lyceum, 618 City Park Ave., 460-9049; www. lyceumproject.com — The nonreligious, holistic discussion group focuses on human behavior with the goal of finding fulfillment and enlightenment. Call 368-9770 for details. Free. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. FORUM ON HUNGER. Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-0711 — The Northshore Democratic Women’s Club hosts a panel featuring experts discussing the problem of hunger in St. Tammany Parish. Email northshoredw@gmail. com for details. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. NEEDLE JUNKIES. 3 Ring Circus’

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

PRIMITIVE WOODWORKING.

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

Monday 17 TOASTMASTERS MEETING . Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — New Orleans Toastmasters Club hosts an open weekly meeting (except holidays) to hone the skills of speaking, listening and thinking. Call 2518600 or visit www.notoast234. freetoasthost.org for details. 6 p.m. UNITED NONPROFITS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS.

Nonprofit Central, 1824 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 895-2361; www.nonprofit-central.org — Nonprofit Central hosts a weekly meeting for all leaders of nonprofit groups. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

SPORTS NEW ORLEANS HORNETS.

New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., 587-3663; www. neworleansarena.com — The Hornets play the Orlando Magic (7 p.m. Wednesday) and the Toronto Raptors (2 p.m. Monday). Visit www.nba.com/ hornets for details.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS ECO-FRIENDLY COOKBOOK COMPETITION . YBGreen’s

competition invites students or their parents to submit ecofriendly, vegan or vegetarian recipes for an online cookbook. The top three recipes receive cash prizes. Visit www.ybgreen. net for details. Submission deadline is Feb. 18.

THE GREEN GIANT AWARD. The

award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to the environ-

mental welfare of New Orleans and southeast Louisiana. Visit www.thegreenproject.org for details. Nomination deadline is Feb. 28. MISS NEW ORLEANS PAGEANT.

The pageant scheduled to take place April 17 seeks contestants. Visit www.missneworleans. org or email misslouisianaunitedstates2010@yahoo.com for details.

PROJECT HOMECOMING . The

faith-based nonprofit seeks homes still damaged (50 percent or more) by Hurricane Katrina to be rebuilt. Call 9420444, ext. 244 for details.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.

American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 8334024 or (800) ACS-2345; www. cancer.org — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life

Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, anotherlifefoundation@hotmail.com or visit www.anotherlifefoundation.org. BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION . Bayou Rebirth seeks

volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth.org for details.

CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and marketum-

brella.org seeks volunteers to field shopper questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call 495-1459 or email latifia@marketumbrella.org for details.

HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. The

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

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS.

Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 832-8111 for details. IRON RAIL . The Iron Rail, 511

Marigny St., 948-0963; www. ironrail.org — The bookstore


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JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL . The charter school

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

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

LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. Lowernine.org seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit www. lowernine.org or email lauren@ lowernine.org for details. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION . The MDA seeks

volunteers ages 16 and up for its weeklong summer camps around the country. Call (800) 572-1717 or visit www.mda. org/summercamp for details.

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REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit www.thegyac.org and www.operationreach.org. PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS.

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New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMS-Outreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email jenny@nooutreach.org or call 654-1060 for information.

START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. The STAIR program

holds regular volunteer training sessions to work with public school students one-onone in reading and language skills. Call 899-0820, email

elizabeth@scapc.org or visit www.stairnola.org for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION .

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

WORDS 17 POETS! LITERARY SERIES.

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

BARNES & NOBLE JR . Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The bookstore hosts regular free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. COOKBOOKS & COCKTAILS SERIES. Kitchen Witch

Cookbooks Shop, 631 Toulouse St., 528-8382 — The group meets weekly to discuss classic New Orleans cookbooks. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday.

DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at

the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; www.mollysatthemarket.net — The bar hosts a weekly free poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

JORDAN FLAHERTY. Octavia

Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — The author discusses and signs Floodlines. 6 p.m. Tuesday. KAREN MARIE MONING .

Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The author signs Shadowfever. 4 p.m. Monday.

KAREN ABBOTT. Octavia

Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — The author discusses and signs American Rose. 6 p.m. Saturday.

LATTER LIBRARY BOOK SALE .

Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www.nutrias.org — Friends of New Orleans Public Library holds its regular book sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

MAPLE LEAF READING SERIES. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 866-9359; www.mapleleafbar.com — The weekly reading series presents featured writers followed by an open mic. Free admission. 3 p.m. Sunday. NEW ORLEANS HAIKU SOCIETY MEETING . The NOHS holds a

monthly gathering. The meeting features readings, writing and discussion. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday. OPEN MIC POETRY & SPOKEN

WORD. Yellow Moon Bar, 800

France St., 944-0441; www. yellowmoonbar.com — Loren Murrell hosts a weekly poetry and spoken-word night with free food. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Divina Gelateria, 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com — The cafe invites writers to read their work. All styles welcome. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday.

OUTLOUD! Rubyfruit Jungle,

1135 Decatur St., 571-1863; www.myspace.com/ rubyfruitjunglenola — AR Productions presents a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $5. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

PASS IT ON . Red Star Gallery, 2513 Bayou Road — The gallery hosts a weekly spokenword and music event. Admission $5. 9 p.m. Saturday. PAT CONROY. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs My Reading Life. 5:30 p.m. Monday. PATRICIA BRADY. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs Being So Gentle:The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson. 1 p.m. POETRY MEETING . New Orleans Poetry Forum, 257 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 835-8472 — The forum holds workshops every Wednesday. 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. THE SCENE OF THE CRIME . St. Tammany Parish Library, Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 893-6280; www.stpl.us — The group meets to discuss mystery novels the third Monday of each month, through December. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. SOLA-RWA WRITERS GROUP.

East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — Shirley Jump presents the program “Take Your Book From Good to Sold.” 10 a.m. Saturday.

SPOKEN WORD. Ebony Square, 4215 Magazine St. — The center hosts a spoken-word, music and open-mic event. Tickets $7 general admission, $5 students. 11 p.m. Friday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; www.neutralground.org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. TOM ASWELL . East Bank

Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The author discusses Louisiana Rocks! 7 p.m. Wednesday.

UNIVERSES. Craige Cultural Center, 1800 Newton St., Algiers — The center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Sunday.


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New Orleans orders its po-boys “dressed,” but at her new CBD cafe Red Gravy (125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe.com) proprietor Roseann Melisi Rostoker is teaching customers some different jargon. Order paneed chicken or a sausage and peppers sandwich “Italian” style and it comes with sauteed greens and provolone. The menu includes pastas, salads, a daily roast and more familiar sandwiches. In the morning, look for Sicilian egg pies and egg-white sandwiches. Red Gravy serves breakfast and lunch Monday-Saturday.

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The provoleta is provolone heated in a skillet and topped with olive oil and oregano.

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is an example of the kitchen’s occasional over-engineering. Thigh meat is pressed into a bundle, fried in duck fat and then baked in a process that renders the finished product remarkably greaseless but also dry and under-seasoned. An entree of grilled scallops with house-made fettuccine and purple hull peas sounded reassuringly rustic, but it was soft, pale and bland all over — and only the scallops were still warm when the plate arrived. Desserts here are worthy indulgences — especially the tangy, mellow goat cheese cake ringed by local honey — and waiters bring a bouquet of good, old-fashioned cotton candy with dessert as well. It’s a gratis finale that arouses smiles every time. The drinks list is of particular interest for craft cocktail fans, thanks to the creative work of bartender Kimberly Patton-Bragg. If the weather is cool, try her “calabeza caliente,” a warm tequila drink with pumpkin, honey and sage. The wine selection is richly varied and includes many reasonable options under $30. Entrees are substantial, but most appetizers are tiny, as if cast in miniature. This isn’t a good place to share first courses around the table. It is, however, an excellent place to share an evening with someone special. With most of its interior walls removed, this old double shotgun house has been redone in casual elegance with light colors, bare wood, sweeping curtains and gentle lighting. The restaurant retains a calm, unhurried feel even when the dining room is packed, which has regularly been the case as Macquet’s promising new restaurant lives up to the early buzz.

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2505 WHITNEY AVE., GRETNA, 366-3995 www.bistrogallerie.com

Dredge bread — or fries — through a bubbling pot of fondue.

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923 METAIRIE ROAD, METAIRIE, 836-6859

Try roasted skewers of paneer with a very spicy, buttery sauce.

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Recommended

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Obsessively detailed dishes, creative cocktails, robust local sourcing WHAT DOESN'T

Some rustic-seeming dishes are overly complex

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Reimagined Creole bistro cuisine that’s playful and precise

LEONARDO TRATTORIA

709 ST. CHARLES AVE., 558-8986 www.leonardotrattoria.com

Mozzarella in carrozza is like a fried mozzarella sandwich topped with tomato sauce.

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2009 Presqu'ile Sauvignon Blanc

Santa Barbara, California / $21-$22 Retail Founded by the Murphy family of Arkansas and New Orleans, Presqu’ile Winery in Central Coast’s Santa Maria Valley crafts smallbatch wines. Aged in stainless steel and neutral French oak barrels, this Sauvignon Blanc exhibits fresh aromas of grapefruit, guava and floral bouquets and intense flavors of pear, lemon and apricot. There are a pleasing minerality and subtle spice notes. A portion of proceeds benefit Samuel J. Green Charter School’s Edible Schoolyard program. Drink it with oysters, scallops, Gulf fish, boiled seafood, gazpacho, cream soups, Cajun and Asian cuisines. Buy it at: Hopper’s Wines and Spirits and Martin Wine Cellar. Drink it at: Emeril’s and Restaurant August. — Brenda Maitland

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he buzz about Dominique’s on Magazine started well before the restaurant opened in a beautifully renovated Uptown shotgun last fall, and it’s no wonder. It marked the return of Dominique Macquet, a well-known local chef who’d been out of circulation for the last few years. The menu, the design, the overall identity of this restaurant spoke of high ambitions. But for Macquet, the new place is actually quite a bit more casual than the original Dominique’s, the French Quarter hotel restaurant distinguished by luxurious, often exotic, very pricey global cuisine. At Dominique’s on Magazine, the precision of the old days is complemented by a tighter embrace of local sourcing and creativity that veers from playful to provocative with some compelling results. You taste it in the streak of sour Creole cream cheese tucked into the coulette steak — an unusual cut of beef, a cousin to the sirloin, here taken from a Wagyu breed. His inspiration shows in the sheening ripples of citrus and Scotch bonnet mojo sauce across the black drum. And it turns up in little things done with obsessive detail. The seared edge on beef tartare adds gentle char to the cool, gingerspiked, finely diced flank steak. Oil-soaked, oven-dried tomatoes have the intensity of olives crossed with tomatoes. They make a simple arugula salad shine on the appetizer list, and when stuffed into the leg of lamb entree, their distinctive flavor actually matched the star power of the lamb cracklings sprinkled atop the roast. The fried chicken appetizer, however,

Chefs Dominique Macquet and Trent Osborne get ready for dinner in the elegantly renovated dining room at Dominique’s on Magazine.

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JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009

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

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combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAMELLIA CAFE — 69455 Hwy. 59, Abita

Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com — A family-friendly atmosphere and local flavors are calling cards of Camellia Cafe. The Riverbend platter is a feast of catfish, shrimp, oysters, crab fingers, soft shell crab and hushpuppies. The Monterey chicken is grilled and topped with onions, peppers, mushrooms and cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY 5 Fifty 5 — 555 Canal St., 553-5638;

www.555canal.com — New Orleans dishes and Americana favorites take an elegant turn in dishes such as the lobster mac and cheese, combining lobster meat, elbow macaroni and mascarpone, boursin and white cheddar cheeses. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; www.bayona.com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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

BAR & GRILL DINO’S BAR & GRILL — 1128 Tchoupi-

toulas St., 558-0900 — Dino’s kitchen serves burgers, chicken tenders, salads and wraps. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards and checks. $

RENDON INN BAR & GRILL — 4501 Eve St., 826-5605 — Try appetizers such as spinach and artichoke dip, hot wings or fried pickles. Off the grill there are burgers, chicken sandwiches or cheese quesadillas. Other options include salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River

Road, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

BARBECUE ABITA BAR-B-Q — 69399 Hwy. 59, Abita

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

WALKER’S BAR-B-QUE — 10828 Hayne

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

CAFE THE BREAKROOM CAFÉ — 3431 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 941-7607 — Breakfasts of eggs, waffles or burritos are served any time at the Breakroom. The breakfast platter rounds up two eggs, bacon and a hashbrown patty. At lunch, the signature Breakroom sandwich is piled high with corned beef, pastrami, purple onion, lettuce and tomato. There’s also a selection of salads and a coffee bar. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 8617890; www.cafefreret.com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin.Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ELIZABETH’S RESTAURANT — 601 Gallier

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

LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606

Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe

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

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

7801 Panola St., 314-1810 — Specialties include crabcakes Benedict — two crabcakes and poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce and potatoes — and the Sausalito omelet with spinach, mushrooms, shallots and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ ST. JAMES CHEESE — 5004 Prytania St.,

899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com — The cheese shop offers more than 100 varieties of cheese from around the world. A small menu includes creative sandwiches, salads and specials. The Radette cheese sandwich includes house-made pastrami and spicy pickles on rye. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St., 861-

3615 — The signature Lot-o-Burger is as good as ever, or try the castle burgers. Fried seafood and plate lunches provide square meals, as do the sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TERRAZU — 201 St. Charles Ave., 287-

0877; www.terrazu.net — Located in the lobby of Place St. Charles, Terrazu serves sandwiches like the Brie cheese press with turkey, Brie, spinach and sweet and spicy raspberry coulis in pita bread. The Terrazu shrimp salad combines boiled shrimp, hearts of palm, tomato and avocado with tarragon vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

VINE & DINE — 141 Delaronde St., 3611402; www.vine-dine.com — The cafe serves cheese boards and charcuterie plates with pate and cured meats. There also is a menu of sandwiches, quesadillas, bruschettas, salads and dips. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHINESE CHINA ROSE — 3501 N. Arnoult Road.,

Metairie, 887-3295 — China Rose offers many Chinese seafood specialties. The Lomi Lomi combines jumbo shrimp, pineapple and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, fries them golden brown and serves them on a bed of sautéed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton

Ave., 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood

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

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA — 600 N.

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

COFFEE/DESSERT ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 581-

4422; www.antoines.com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Royal Street salad features baby spinach and mixed lettuces with carrots, red onion, red peppers, grapes, olives, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ BEN ’N JERRY’S — 3500 Veterans Me-

morial Blvd., Metairie, 887-5656 — Ben ’n Jerry’s offers rich ice creams in signature flavors, ice cream cakes, frozen drinks, fruit smoothies and sundaes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St.

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

AUSTIN’S RESTAURANT — 5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 888-5533; www. austinsno.com — Austin’s cooks hearty Creole and Italian dishes like stuffed soft-shell crab and veal Austin, which is crowned with crabmeat. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GUMBO SHOP — 640 St. Peter St., 5251486; www.gumboshop.com — Gumbo and New Orleans classics such as crawfish etouffee dominate the menu. Their spicy flavors meld into a dish that represents the city’s best and redefines comfort food. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LE CITRON BISTRO — 1539 Religious

St., 566-9051; www.le-citronbistro. com — Located in a historic building, the quaint bistro serves starters like chicken and andouille gumbo and fried frogs legs. Entrees include choices like fried chicken, Gulf fish and burgers. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$


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DELI CELLERS OF RIVER RIDGE — 1801

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

KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave.,

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

on seven-grain bread. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

DINER AMERICAN PIE DINER — 2244 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 468-2187 — American Pie serves breakfast around the clock and a menu of burgers and Americana classics. The Reuben has melted Swiss over pastrami and sauerkraut and is served with fries or chips. Chicken quesadillas with provolone and sauteed onions and peppers are one of the changing daily specials. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $ DAISY DUKES — 121 Chartres St., 561-5171; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com — Daisy Dukes is known for its seafood omelet and serves a wide variety of Cajun spiced Louisiana favorites, burgers, po-boys and seafood, including boiled crawfish and oysters on the half-shell. Breakfast is served all day. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

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

MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 El-

FRENCH St., 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com — Enjoy classic French dishes from escargot in garlic butter to veal liver or steak au poivre. Other dishes include

roasted duck and New Orleansstyle barbecue shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; www. martiniquebistro.com — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stoneground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO —

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

6666; www.schiroscafe.com — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

– Zagat

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Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992; www.mredsno.com — Mr. Ed’s offers seafood dishes and some Italian accents. Try shrimp beignets with sweet chili glaze or creamy blue crab dip. Eggplant Vincent is a fried eggplant cup filled with crawfish and shrimp and served with pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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OUT2EAT ing mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

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

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MANDINA’S

RESTAURANT

— 1915 Pratt St., Gretna, 362-2010; www.tonymandinas.com — Tony Mandina’s serves Italian and Creole cuisine. Dishes include pasta, veal parmigiana, veal Bordelasie and specialties like shrimp Mandina and battered eggplant topped with shrimp and crabmeat in cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-

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

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488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles

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

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

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY ATCHAFALAYA

RESTAURANT

901 Louisiana Ave., 891-9626; www.cafeatchafalaya.com — Atchafalaya serves creative contemporary Creole cooking. Shrimp and grits feature head-on Gulf shrimp in a smoked tomato and andouille broth over creamy grits. There’s a Bloody Mary bar at brunch. Reservations recommend-

ed. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-

0972; www.thebombayclub.com — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MILA — 817 Common St., 412-2580;

www.milaneworleans.com — MiLA takes a fresh approach to Southern and New Orleans cooking, focusing on local produce and refined techniques. Try New Orleans barbecue lobster with lemon confit and fresh thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$

RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City

Park Ave., 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupi-

toulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur St., 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com — Attiki features a range of Mediterranean cuisine including entrees of beef kebabs and chicken shawarma. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St.,

861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN CARLOS MENCIA’S MAGGIE RITAS MEXICAN BAR & GRILL — 200 Maga-

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

COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St.,

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

JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018

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

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

1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan,

736-1188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com — These taquerias serve Mexican favorites such as portobello mushroom fajitas and chile rellenos. There are happy hour margaritas on weekdays and daily drink specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave.,

948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Fried green tomatoes are topped with grilled jumbo shrimp and roasted chili remoulade and capers. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St.,

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

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

THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — 626

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

NEIGHBORHOOD GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100

Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com — Gott Gourmet’s menu of creative dishes and sandwiches includes a cochon de lait po-boy made with pulled pork, homecooked Dr. Pepperhoney-baked ham, pickles, Gruyere cheese, ancho-honey coleslaw and honey mustard-chile mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards. $

KOZ’S — 515 Harrison Ave., 4840841; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, 737-3933; www.kozcooks.com — Louisiana favorites such as seafood platters, muffulettas and more than 15 types of po-boys, ranging from hot sausage to cheeseburger, are available at Koz’s. The Will’s Chamber of Horrors sandwich features roast beef, ham, turkey, Swiss and American cheese, Italian dressing and hot mustard. . No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ LIUZZA’S RESTAURANT & BAR —

3636 Bienville St., 482-9120; www. liuzzas.com — This neighborhood favorite serves casual Creole and Italian fare. The Frenchuletta is a

muffuletta on French bread served hot. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$

MR. ED’S RESTAURANT — 910 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, 838-0022 — Popular dishes include seafoodstuffed bell peppers loaded with shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat, topped with buttered breadcrumbs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ RAJUN CAJUN CAFE — 5209 W. Na-

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

PIZZA MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie,

832-8032; www.marktwainspizza. com — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125

Esplanade Ave., 948-1717 — Nonna Mia uses homemade dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. Gourmet pies are topped with ingredients like pancetta, roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms and prosciutto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

REGINELLI’S — 741 State St., 8991414; 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-6868; 874 Harrison Ave., 4880133; 3244 Magazine St. 895-7272; 5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0111; www.reginellis.com — This New Orleans original offers a range of pizzas, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ R&O’S RESTAURANT — 216 Old

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

SLICE PIZZERIA — 1513 St. Charles

Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800 — Neapolitan-style pizza rules, but you can buy pizza by the slice and add or subtract toppings as you choose. There are also a full coffee bar, Italian sodas and organic teas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA —

4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www.theospizza. com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 486-1600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $

MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKWAY BAKERY AND TAVERN — 538 N. Hagen Ave., 482-3047 —

Parkway serves juicy roast beef poboys, hot sausage po-boys, fried seafood and more. No reservations. Kitchen open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

SAMMY’S PO-BOYS & CATERING —

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

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

SEAFOOD JACK DEMPSEY’S — 738 Poland Ave.,

943-9914 — The Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a training-table feast of gumbo, shrimp, oysters, catfish, redfish and crawfish pies, plus two side items. Other dishes include broiled redfish and fried soft-shell crab. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. and dinner Wed.Sat. Credit cards. $$ COTE BRASSERIE — 700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www. lacotebrasserie.com — This stylish restaurant in the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel serves an array of raw and cooked seafood. Tabasco and Steen’s Cane Syrup glazed salmon is served with shrimp mirliton ragout. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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MARIGNY BRASSERIE — 640 Frenchmen St., 945-4472; www. marignybrasserie.com — Marigny Brasserie serves breakfast items like Cajun eggs Bendict. The lunch and dinner menus include fried seafood po-boys and a host of Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com — Seafood creations by Executive Chef Gregg Collier dominate a menu peppered with favorites like hickory-grilled redfish, pecancrusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE —

Harrah’s Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 5877099; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-3600; www. ruthschris.com — Ruth’s top-quality steaks are broiled in 1,800-degree ovens and arrive at the table sizzling. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH GALVEZ RESTAURANT — 914 N. Pe-

ters St., 595-3400; www.galvezrestaurant.com — Located at the former site of Bella Luna, Galvez offers tapas, paella and a Spanish-accented bouillabaisse. Besides seafood, entrees include grilled Black Angus sirloin and roasted chicken. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MIMI’S

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2601 Royal St., 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and latenight Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metarie Road, 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com — Vega’s mix of hot and cold tapas dishes includes a salad of lump crabmeat on arugula with blood orange vinaigrette, seared tuna with avocado and tomato relish, braised pork empanadillos, steamed mussels and shrimp with tomatoes and garlic in caper-basil cream. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania

St., 899-5129; www.moonnola.com — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DOSON NOODLE HOUSE — 135 N.

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

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

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

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


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