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THU. OCT. 18 | Comedian Kevin Hart has typically steered clear of politics, but he got in a couple of jabs at President Donald Trump and the White House at MTV’s Music Video Awards in August. Following the release of his bestselling autobiography last year, he brings his “Irresponsible” tour to Smoothie King Center at 7 p.m.

BY ALEX WOODWARD @ALEXWOODWARD IN A NEW ORLEANS-SHOT PILOT FOR A SHOW CALLED “UNEMPLOYABLE,”

Hannibal Buress demonstrated how he is exactly that. He milked goats, told fortunes in Jackson Square and worked the line at Camellia Grill in Riverbend. After a streak of hit stand-up comedy specials, he was confident it would be picked up by Comedy Central, and a friend convinced him it would. (It was not.) “I went online and said, ‘Thank you Comedy Central for picking up my pilot.’ I tweeted that,” he says. “That’s the one thing that’s great about Twitter. You can just make your own news sometimes … News outlets started picking it up. It wasn’t a crazy possibility. People took it as true. I was thinking, ‘OK, they’ll probably just pick it up and be kind of begrudgingly excited.’ But they didn’t appreciate it that much. … That situation might have set a terrible precedent for them, if they showed themselves to be able to be manipulated by a tweet.” After several hour-long stand-up specials, the comedian and actor starred in “Red,” “The Disaster Artist” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” among several Hollywood and TV roles, including his recurring role on Comedy Central hit “Broad City” and his Ed McMahon to Eric Andre’s angel-dusted Johnny Carson on Adult Swim’s “The Eric Andre Show.” With his signature syntax and sleepy inflection that revs into bursts of energy, Buress delivers absurd observations and offers a glimpse into how his brain works: “traveling, shit I see, traveling, rap music,” he says. He returns to New Orleans Oct. 20 to perform at the Saenger Theatre. Buress made his first trip in New Orleans in 2012 to perform while in town for his cousin’s bachelor party (to “make some money for these strippers,” he told Gambit in 2012). But the trip inspired a six-year-old love affair with the city, where he’d return for film shoots, sold-out

TUE. OCT. 16 | On her first album since 2014’s “Sheezus,” Lily Allen’s 2018 album “No Shame” is a reintroduction to the pop artist following heartbreak, grief and an identity crisis that detached her from her previous work. The result is a sparse, skin-shedding electronic pop confessional buoyed by U.K. grime and dancehall influences. At 8 p.m. at House of Blues.

“Les Lions de la Reconstruction” FRI.-SUN. OCT. 19-21 | OperaCreole presents an original work about 19th-century free people of color such as newspaper founder Louis Charles Roudanez, Sister Chloe Preval and composer Edmond Dede, who stood for equality. The operatic work features accompaniment on strings and piano. At 7 p.m. at Marigny Opera House. performances at larger venues and drop-ins at smaller weekly gigs with local comics. Those visits also inspired several stories in his stand-up, from hiring a brass band (“For $300 you can have your own parade on a day’s notice ... New Orleans Police has a parades department. There’s homicides, there’s narcotics, there’s parades”) to seeing a rat in a restaurant’s bathroom (“I think rats are dudes. That’s a dude trait, to be a rat. All rats are dudes.”) “I’m so glad I don’t live there because all I’d do is drink, gamble and throw parades for myself all the time,” he joked on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in 2014. “‘Is that Hannibal right there?’ It’s 6:30 on a Monday, that’s Hannibal time.” But after his last performance in New Orleans, on New Year’s Eve at the Civic Theatre, Buress decided to quit drinking, “which was a big part of my relationship with New Orleans, and a lot of peoples’ relationship with the city — drinking and being able to drink outside,” he says. “It’s a great place, it’s a lot of fun, but a lot of that was charged by getting f—ed up.” Buress says he gave up alcohol after reflecting on “situations I’ve been in, how I’ve affected people, my actions — it’s cost me money. Not just the drinks but the missed flights, bullshit happening from it. It was a

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health thing and a challenge to say, ‘Lemme just see what it’s like if I cut this out completely.’ ” “From a health aspect, and comedically, it gives me a different angle to talk about, too,” he says. “I’ve had those stories: ‘I was drunk and this happened,’ ‘I was drinking and then I said this,’ ‘So I’m faded and then I did that’ — I’ve had versions of those stories for years, man.” For now he’s sticking with ginger beer. “If I do walk into a bar, there’s still that urge to get something immediately, right away,” he says. “I’m not gonna be in here with an empty hand like an asshole. … If you’re talking to somebody, you can’t just talk the whole time. What are you supposed to do in the pauses, when they drink their shit? You’re just gonna stare at them? You gotta drink something too.”

White Denim FRI. OCT. 19 | The Austin, Texas rock ’n’ roll band’s seventh LP “Performance” (City Slang) layers horn-accented glam rock, southern-fried garage and proggy jams into its psychedelic haze. Rotem opens at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.

Dance Theatre of Harlem SAT. OCT. 20 | The company presents works choreographed to music by Count Basie and Duke Ellington, and its landmark 1974 ballet, “Dougla,” depicts the fanfare of a Trinidadian wedding ceremony.

Japanese Breakfast DJ set SAT. OCT. 20 | Following her acclaimed, cosmically reverberating 2017 LP “Soft Sounds from Another Planet” (Dead Oceans), Michelle Zauner’s whirlwind tour of seemingly the entire universe crash-lands at a free late-night dance party at 1 a.m. at Tipitina’s.

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to ELEVATE New Orleans, a nonprofit that helps disadvantaged student athletes with academic and social development through tutoring, mentorship and other programs. According to ELEVATE, since 2009 the group’s leadership program has sent 100 percent of alumni to college on full or partial scholarships.

Drew Brees’ recordsetting total for passing yards in the NFL — and he’s not done yet.

A DVO C AT E S TA F F P H O T O BY SO PH IA G E R M E R

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CITY PLANNING COMMISSION ASKS FOR MORE TIME TO DEAL WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING RECOMMENDATIONS

The NFL Network’s Maurice Jones-Drew and other analysts disparaged New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees after the future Hall of Famer broke the league career passing yardage record, saying it was a “record breaking play, but not a ‘wow’ type of play.” They also claimed Brees did “nothing spectacular.” By contrast, former President Barack Obama summed up Saints fans’ feelings when he congratulated No. 9 in a tweet and added, “Always a class act.” The NFL Network could learn a lot about class from Brees.

City planners are asking for more time to determine how New Orleans can best address its affordable housing crisis by requiring affordable units in new developments. In its request for a deadline extension, city planners agreed the city is “in the midst of a housing crisis, which is worsening as affordable housing development fails to keep up with needs.” On Oct. 9, the New Orleans City Planning Commission (CPC) voted to support the staff’s request — but commissioners were concerned they’ll be rushing to understand a complex issue while up against a clock, which could prevent them from lending their support for affordability requirements. Commissioner Walter Isaacson said he’d be “disinclined” to vote for any inclusionary zoning recommendations “without us understanding whether this is the best way to get people into better housing.” Earlier this year, Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed legislation that would prevent municipalities from setting those kinds of rules, but Edwards said he’s likely to support a similar measure next year if New Orleans didn’t pass an inclusionary zoning policy. The New Orleans City Council didn’t draft any policies based on an earlier CPC staff report, echoed in the staff’s latest preliminary findings. But the policies have the support of Mayor LaToya Cantrell and current council members. In August, the City Council tasked the CPC staff to return to the issue by studying a “smart housing mix” program. One option would create a zoning overlay that requires 12 percent of units in developments with 10 or more units be set at below-market rates. Another would create an inclusionary zoning “base” that could cover not just entire districts but individual parcels, including areas in more “desirable” neighborhoods where gentrification and high prices have displaced longtime residents previously paying affordable rates. At a press conference that month, Cantrell’s Chief of Staff John Pourciau told reporters the city needs “every single option available to make sure we’re doing everything we can to make the city more livable and affordable for all our folks.” Pourciau added the administration wants to ensure “we’re not just creating affordable housing opportunities, we’re also connecting people” to transportation,

teacher at Morris Jeff Community School, was chosen by the National Association for Music Education to draft a curriculum of music education with materials from the Library of Congress. Kennedy will visit Washington D.C. this month to meet with librarians and spend the next year crafting the curriculum with several other educators from around the country.

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In the Oct. 8 New Orleans Saints home game against the Washington Redskins, Brees made a 62-yard pass to cinch the record, topping Peyton Manning’s 71,940 yards.

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employment areas and neighborhoods — saying the CBD’s density, lack of affordable units and connectivity to transit hubs and hospitality jobs could be better served with affordability requirements. The CPC staff is expected to present its smart housing mix study to the CPC Nov. 13. The report then will head to the City Council, which then must meet a 90-day deadline to submit zoning ordinances to the CPC for approval.

NOLA to Angola this week Sixty people will ride bikes to Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola this week, making the annual trek to benefit a program that keeps families and communities connected after a family member is incarcerated. NOLA to Angola (www.nolatoangola.org) riders take off at 8 a.m. Oct. 19 from Tulane Avenue and South Broad Street, part of a fundraising campaign for Cornerstone Builders’ bus program, which transports Orleans and Jefferson Parish residents to incarcerated family members inside five state prisons at no cost. The three-day bike ride offers riders a chance to “really internalize the distance” not only separating families and their loved ones at Angola but also to understand how far removed incarcerated people are from the communities they left, and how the criminal justice system impacts low-income people of color and their families, says NOLA to Angola organizer Katie Hunter-Lowrey. “If someone in Louisiana gets a life sentence, that doesn’t mean they suddenly don’t have parents and siblings and friends and children,” Hunter-Lowrey told Gambit. “It’s important for families to maintain that link even if they don’t come home.” Cornerstone Director Leo Jackson organized the first ride in 2007. It makes monthly trips on charter buses, with additional trips leading up to November and December holidays; NOLA to Angola riders’ “sponsorships” defray the cost of each trip. Last year the group raised $50,000, enough to cover roughly 50 rides. Cornerstone now operates a bus program in Shreveport and is planning to open a hub in Lafayette. “We as a state and a country are finally starting to realize the road bumps to re-entry — you can’t just release someone and say, ‘Here’s a dollar for a bus ticket and the clothes you came in with,’ ” Hunter-Lowrey says. “In addition to having a place to stay … and work afterwards, having a group of people who you stayed in contact with, and seen and hugged, creates a pretty obvious support structure when someone gets out. … We are all sharing the city streets. People should be supported when they get out and come home.”

Developers seek hundreds of STRs in Canal Street high rises A day after the City Planning Commission (CPC) sent recommendations for short-term rental (STR) rules to the City Council, developers and several council members argued that commercial STRs on Canal Street could be used to attract more business downtown. Peter Bowen of Sonder, which operates more than 200 STRs in New Orleans, is leading a “coordinated and strategic effort to revitalize several properties on Canal street” at three addresses — 1016, 623 and 444 Canal Street — for use as yearround commercial rentals, he told the City Council Oct. 4. The CPC staff’s latest report recommends capping the number of commercial STRs in a building to up to 25 percent of the building, or one unit, whichever is greater. Exceptions would be made for parts of Canal Street in an effort to spur redevelopment efforts, particularly on vacant upper levels. Those recommendations have not yet been approved by the City Council; the CPC voted to send the report to the council on Oct. 3. Bowen opposes that cap, saying it would “eliminate Sonder’s ability to partner with local developers” outside the Canal corridor. The four-story building at 1016 Canal St. was damaged by fire in 2016; 623 Canal St., formerly Vitascope Hall, now is a liquor store and souvenir shop; 444 Canal St. is a convenience store. All are owned by Quarter Holdings LLC and operated by Aaron and Mike Motwani.

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Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters were joined on stage by Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty at the 2014 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.

Sonder has agreed to a 10-year lease of the spaces to operate 200 STRs on their upper floors. Sonder and city officials are expected to break ground at 1016 Canal this week. Council President Jason Williams says the development will help attract companies like Apple, Crate & Barrel, local restaurants and higher-end retail to Canal.

The Fillmore theater sets opening dates The Foo Fighters will open the new Fillmore New Orleans theater inside Harrah’s New Orleans with two shows in February. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will perform with them Feb. 15, while the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will join the Fighters Feb. 16. Tickets start at $249.50 and went on sale last week; VIP packages also are available. Harrah’s and partner Live Nation announced the construction of the theater in June. The 22,000-squarefoot venue will accommodate 2,000 guests. The Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl has a recent history with New Orleans musical artists, having recorded and performed at Preservation Hall. In September, he joined Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue in a cover of Nirvana’s “In Bloom” at Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown in Los Angeles.


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On Amendment 2, go with the money THERE’S WIDESPREAD EVIDENCE to support

the proposition that money determines the outcome of an election, but that notion could be turned on its head when Louisiana voters decide whether to repeal the state’s outlier law allowing nonunanimous jury verdicts in felony cases. A proposed constitutional amendment to require unanimous jury verdicts in felony trials is on the Nov. 6 ballot. Many consider it the most important question to be decided that day. The only statewide contest on the ballot — other than six proposed constitutional amendments and a parish-by-parish referendum to allow online fantasy sports wagering — is the special election for secretary of state, and that one’s been a yawner so far. The nonunanimous jury proposition appears on the ballot as Amendment No. 2. It needed two-thirds approval of the state Legislature, which is a tall order for anything in the Capitol’s hyper-partisan environment these days. That a measure clearly identified as “criminal justice reform” was able to garner overwhelming — and bipartisan — support in both the state House and Senate was truly remarkable. Equally impressive is the diverse coalition that has lined up behind Amendment 2. It includes staunch conservatives like brothers Charles and David Koch (and their influential Americans for Prosperity group), Grover Norquist (and his anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform) and the Louisiana Family Forum, led by the Rev. Gene Mills — and an equally prominent array of liberals, along with business and civic leaders. Louisiana’s Republican and Democratic parties are supporting it as well. What’s really impressive is the money pouring into the state in support of the proposition. John Kay, Louisiana director for Americans for Prosperity, says the Koch brothers’ organization plans to spend more than $100,000 to promote the initiative. That’s not unusual; conservative

groups often pump big dollars into favored campaigns. What sets the “Yes on Two” movement apart is the amount of money raining down from liberal groups. According to recent campaign finance reports, more than $1 million will come from three such groups. The Open Society Foundations, founded by billionaire George Soros, is ponying up $420,000; FWD.us, a lobbying outfit whose founders include Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, has given $300,000; and the Advocacy Fund, a California-based liberal advocacy group, put up more than $300,000 in direct and in-kind donations. All told, supporters will spend at least $1.5 million trying to change Louisiana’s split-jury rule, but that doesn’t mean passage is likely. While no organized opposition has surfaced, Louisiana’s grandstander-in-chief, Attorney General Jeff Landry, has voiced opposition to changing the law. Landry offers no evidence to support his position, but he could derail the amendment nonetheless if he campaigns against it. Anything dealing with crime triggers an emotional response from voters, most of whom are unaware that Louisiana is one of only two states that jail people after nonunanimous verdicts. Even fewer appear to know that the rule was put in place expressly to deny black citizens equal access to justice. Hopefully, bipartisan political and financial support will trump selfish ambition and demagoguery. A lot more than money is riding on this one.


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important propositions that voters across Louisiana must decide. The propositions include six proposed constitutional amendments and a parish-by-parish vote to authorize fantasy sports betting. Here are our recommendations.

Amendment 1 To bar felons from public office: YES

Amendment 1 would prohibit nonpardoned felons from holding or seeking elective or appointive office for five years after completing their sentences. Voters in 1998 approved a constitutional amendment to prevent convicted, nonpardoned felons from seeking and holding public office for 15 years after they had completed a sentence. The Louisiana Supreme Court in 2016 voided that amendment on a technicality. This amendment corrects the technical glitch and imposes a five-year waiting period. We recommend voting YES on Amendment 1.

Amendment 2 Unanimous jury verdicts: YES

Amendment 2 would require unanimous jury verdicts in all felony cases. According to the nonpartisan Public Affairs Research Council (PAR), Amendment 2 “addresses an issue of historic proportions in that the current nonunanimous jury law is rooted in 19th-century cultural settings and sets the state apart from the rest of the nation.” Louisiana is one of only two states that imprison people for long periods without a unanimous jury verdict — and our law traces its roots directly to Jim Crow-era practices of denying black citizens equal access to justice. In addition, convictions based on nonunanimous jury verdicts offend the notion of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, which America long ago established as the basis for criminal convictions. Amendment 2 passed the Legislature overwhelmingly and with true bipartisan support. Liberals and conservatives, the state Democratic and Republican parties, along with many respected business, civic and religious leaders all support Amendment 2. We likewise urge our readers to vote YES on Amendment 2.

Amendment 3 Donations among local governments: YES

Amendment 3 would allow local governments or other political subdivisions to donate equipment and personnel to each other under limited

circumstances. Such donations between local governments (not the state) provide for great efficiency, according to PAR. For example, it would allow a fire district to borrow a bulldozer from a city, thereby saving the cost of buying a bulldozer. The constitution rightly prohibits donations of public property to private citizens or entities. We recommend voting YES on Amendment 3.

Amendment 4 Protect Transportation Trust Fund: YES

Amendment 4 would protect Louisiana’s Transportation Trust Fund from future “raids” by the governor and lawmakers by expressly prohibiting them from using trust fund money to fund “State Police for traffic control purposes.” While we support all efforts to appropriately fund the State Police, money in the trust fund should finance Louisiana’s many needed infrastructure improvements. We recommend voting YES on Amendment 4.

Amendment 5 Tax exemptions for property held in trusts: YES

Louisiana’s constitution expressly grants homestead exemptions to qualifying properties held in trust. However, a 2017 Attorney General’s opinion raises questions about the application of the exemption in certain circumstances. Amendment 5 would clarify how the exemption applies to trusts — and the exemption would end upon the death of the original owners who set up the trusts. We recommend voting YES on Amendment 5.

Amendment 6 Phase in large assessment increases: YES

In Louisiana, all property must be assessed at least once every four years. When that happens, property owners often see large — sometimes very large — increases in their property taxes. Amendment 6 would cushion that financial blow by imposing a four-year phase-in when reassessment of a residence covered by the homestead exemption is greater than 50 percent of the prior assessment. This phase-in would

cease if the property is sold to another owner. The amendment would not apply to any increase in assessment resulting from construction or improvements. We recommend voting YES on Amendment 6.

Online fantasy sports betting: YES Louisiana requires parish-by-parish votes on new forms of gambling or “gaming.” This proposition asks voters in each parish if they want to legalize online fantasy sports betting, which is popular across the nation. According to PAR, fantasy sports games are legal in Louisiana if no wagering is involved. Some websites (such as ESPN and Yahoo) allow people to sign up for fantasy sports for free and without awarding prizes for winning, while others charge entry fees and give out cash prizes. Louisiana criminalizes using the latter type of site, but the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the federal ban on sports betting violated the rights of states and thus opened sports betting for states wishing to legalize it. While many oppose gambling in all its forms, this proposition merely recognizes what already is happening all across America — and across Louisiana. The state Gaming Control Board would regulate such activity, and we think Louisiana parishes where gaming already is allowed likewise should allow online fantasy sports betting. We recommend voting YES for fantasy sports betting.


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Hey Blake, Someone told me Fats Domino used to own a fried chicken restaurant. Where was it?

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When it opened in 1969, Fats Domino’s New Orleans Style Fried Chicken Restaurant was billed as the first in a national chain. The local franchise, at 3440 S. Claiborne Ave., was owned by J.K. Lane. A 1968 newspaper ad said other franchises already had been sold in Baton Rouge, Monroe, Atlanta, Kingston, Jamaica and The Bahamas. Domino appeared at the local grand opening on March 15, 1969. The first 500 customers received a free record of his version of the song “So Swell When You’re Well.” “The Times-Picayune” covered the opening, which coincided with Domino’s gig at Al Hirt’s Club on Bourbon Street. “The rotund, graveled-voice pop singer was greeted by a throng of fans that crowded into the restaurant,” the newspaper reported. “They were there to both see him and taste his fried fowl and seemed well pleased with both.” The menu featured a two- or three-piece fried chicken dinner, available with mashed potatoes, French fries, dirty rice or coleslaw. Prices ranged from 98 cents to $1.15. “The Domino,” a whole fried chicken, was available for $2.50, while the 15-piece “Pleasure Pail” of chicken sold for $3.90. Fried chicken livers and gizzards also were sold. In his 1970 book “The New Orleans Underground Gourmet,” critic Richard Collin gave the restaurant a mixed review, saying it suffered from inconsistency: “Still, the batter on Fats’ chicken has character, the inside is reasonably moist and the batter seems more willing to stay on the chicken than franchise places

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New Orleans music icon Fats Domino, in a vintage publicity photo.

generally manage.” Collin called the dirty rice a “triumph … an excellent local specialty of rice and gizzards which is not as widely available as it deserves to be.” In his book “Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock ’N’ Roll,” Domino biographer Rick Coleman writes that the chain, or at least the New Orleans location, closed after only a year or so. In 1972, Al Copeland introduced Popeyes and soon opened a location on St. Claude Ave., not far from Domino’s Lower 9th Ward home. Fats became a regular customer and was hired to sing a version of the chain’s “Love That Chicken” jingle in the 1980s. In 2003, Popeyes presented him with a card entitling him to free fried chicken for life.

BLAKEVIEW THIS WEEK MARKS THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY of an event that brought thousands of local Roman Catholics and pilgrims from around the world to New Orleans for the Eighth National Eucharistic Congress. Similar gatherings have been convened worldwide since the 1880s to honor the Blessed Sacrament or the Eucharist, the bread which Catholics believe is the body of Jesus Christ. The New Orleans event, held Oct. 17-20, 1938, featured a huge procession down Canal Street. Nearly 65,000 people attended an outdoor Mass held at City Park Stadium (now Tad Gormley Stadium). The outdoor altar featured a 75-foot-tall domed canopy and 9-foot-tall crucifix. At the end of the Mass, Pope Pius XI spoke to the crowd via radio. An elaborate bejeweled 14-karat gold monstrance, or vessel to hold the Blessed Sacrament, was created for the Mass. It was formed with donations of gold, silver and other precious metals and gems from Catholics here and across the country. It was used during Pope John Paul II’s visit to New Orleans in 1987 and still is used for special Masses and religious observances.


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MONG THE THREADS RUNNING THROUGH HUNDREDS OF FILMS SCREENING AROUND NEW ORLEANS THIS WEEK ARE SOCIAL JUSTICE AND “THE SOUTH” — what it means, who defines it and what its future could look like. Now in its 29th year, the New Orleans Film Festival returns this month with a broad spectrum of feature films, documentaries, shorts, music videos and interactive films, culled from more than 6,000 submissions and curated to ensure that the festival “champions voices that are not always represented on screen or behind the camera,” says artistic director Clint Bowie. The festival screens more than 200 films Oct. 17-25 at the Contemporary Arts Center, The New Orleans Advocate, The Broad Theater, Orpheum Theater and Prytania Theatre. Its inclusive vision aims to carve out a space for filmmakers of color and local filmmakers, whose work is spread throughout the festival with bigger-ticket films, and to connect them with producers to help get their stories told on screens outside New Orleans and beyond. Sixty percent of the films in the lineup are by women directors, and more than half are by filmmakers of color. Among the higher-profile prestige dramas screening at the festival is opening night film “Green Book,” starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen as pianist Don Shirley and his chauffeur Tony Lip as they tour the

Deep South in the ’60s. The festival’s Centerpiece films include “Widows,” a thriller from “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen, and “Roma” from director Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity,” “Children of Men,” “Y Tu Mama Tambien”), a love letter to his Mexico City childhood. The festival also screens “If Beale Street Could Talk,” an adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel of the same name by “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins, among the slate of eight Spotlight films likely to make awards-season shortlists, including the latest Coen Brothers’ saga “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and “WiIdlife,” the directorial debut from actor Paul Dano. An unofficial thematic thread showcases Southern voices, letting “filmmakers take the lead and imagine what a Southern identity is,” says the festival’s Executive Director Fallon Young. “The possibilities are endless to shape for an audience what a more expansive South is — these are our stories, boldly told.” Those include films from the documentary “The Unafraid” by Heather Courtney and Anayansi Prado, who chronicle three DACA recipients in Georgia. Harry Moses’ documentary “Guilty Until Proven Guilty” follows a man’s harrowing experience through New Orleans’ complex criminal justice system. Horace Jenkins’ rarely seen Louisiana-shot 1982 film “Cane River” also is screened on an archival 35mm film in 4K.

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The New Orleans Film Festival Screens more than 200 films across the city Oct. 17-25


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New Orleans Film Festival Executive Director Fallon Young and Artistic Director Clint Bowie open the 29th annual event Oct. 17.

"Hi I Need to Be Loved” is an experimental short film in the New Orleans Film Festival.

Louisiana filmmakers account for more than a quarter of the festival’s entire lineup. “As the film community here has grown, so have the number of films and local voices that the festival has been able to spotlight,” Bowie says. “We’re having to carve out an increasingly large space within the slate to accommodate the local talent we have here in New Orleans. … That’s a really big part of what the festival is, a showcase for Louisiana talent as much as it is anything else.” That growth has dovetailed with Louisiana’s reputation as a production hub and “Hollywood South,” but there also is more support, from grant-supporting organization Create Louisiana and programming through the New Orleans Video Access Center to the festival’s Southern Producers Lab and Emerging Voices programs for filmmakers of color, aiming to get filmmakers out of New Orleans’ “geographic siloing” that often stifles filmmakers’ reach, Young says. “The landscape is so collaborative, what we really see is filmmakers growing together,” Young says. “Everyone working to support one another — the community really grows organically in that way.” The festival’s closing night film is “A Tuba to Cuba,” which follows the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Cuba to trace the shared history of jazz in that country and in New Orleans. That film ties the festival’s local focus to its Caribbean Voices programming, presenting a slate of films that highlight perspectives from the global South. The festival also has expanded its free programming to make it more accessible to audiences. A “festival hub” at the Contemporary Arts Center houses

a Krewe of Vaporwave installation and the festival’s new media program Cinema Reset, which showcases 15 virtual reality films and other immersive films, all of which are free to watch. There also are free film screenings, including New Orleans filmmaker Lily Keber’s latest documentary “Buckjumping,” as well as panels and a game show to determine “The World’s Best Underrated Film.” “There are a lot of ways to plug into the festival, a lot of free ways to be involved,” Young says. “We want to make the festival accessible to everyone.”

REVIEWS OF NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL FILMS

‘The Gospel of Eureka’ While drag queens perfect their onstage looks in a backstage mirror, another cast of performers with caked-on makeup and dramatic eyeliner prepare for an installment of a three-times weekly performance of the “The Great Passion Play,” under the outstretched arms of a massive “Christ of the Ozarks” statue, all in the curious town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. In their 2016 short “Peace in the Valley,” filmmakers Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri paired the town’s two scenes together, a glimpse into a seemingly inharmo-

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A Passion play and a drag show are regular attractions in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and the subject of the documentary “The Gospel of Eureka.”

nious coexistence. Their full-length documentary “The Gospel of Eureka” extends their visit to the town and the lives of its polar opposite population, honoring the time spent and trust built among its subjects and finding more nuance, humor and common ground than conflict. Framed within the days leading up to and on the night of a vote on a ballot measure that would exclude transgender people from using bathrooms that match their gender identity, “The Gospel of Eureka” anchors itself in the isolated amphitheater that attracts thousands of Christians and onlookers to the Orlando stunt show version of the story of Christ’s death. But down below, Eureka Springs’ LGBTQ residents discuss their Southern identities

and how religion factors into them, despite bigotry from their fellow flock members. Partners Gregory Lee Keating and Walter Burrell, who run the drag bar Eureka Live Underground, grapple with that disharmony in candid, hilarious and heartbreaking testimony, while Kent Butler, the Passion Play’s star, worships through his mechanical devotion to his craft, in his exemplary marketing-speak and (often unintentionally funny) pitch-perfect performance. As it often does, love prevails, but it’s only through their compassion, exemplified in drag singalong in the margins of a city that promotes its healing properties. — ALEX WOODWARD

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How do you make a compelling documentary about land use and gentrification? Fill the big screen with some of the most thrilling action shots and masterfully edited montages of roller skating. In “United Skates,” filmmakers Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown explore how discrimination, racist zoning policies, gentrifying land grabs and a shifting real estate market have threatened roller rinks among black communities and a vibrant, decades-old roller skating culture. Those shots put the camera and the audience right in the middle of the rink, but the film’s real achievement is the cross-country storytelling that links the fates of three families — in California, Chicago and North Carolina — to a tradition as vital as any other. The filmmakers capture countless regional skate styles showcasing elaborate footwork and ballet-esque spins, along with the music that propels their bodies. Chicago’s Buddy Love is among a handful of black roller rink owners, who host a Chicago-only skate style soundtracked by cut-up James Brown songs, resulting in joyous explosions across the screen. Reggie Brown in North Carolina drives several hours to make his pitch for a rink to host a monthly “adult night.” Rinks have used that label — along with “soul night” and other racially coded terms — to isolate and discriminate against black skaters, but for Brown it at least holds the promise of keeping the culture alive. And there’s Phelicia Wright’s family of five, all skaters, who have seen the rise and near-fall of Los Angeles skate culture, from Skateland in Compton and World on Wheels in Mid-City to their pivotal role as hip-hop venues and as turf for the rival gangs that called each spot their own. Rapper Coolio, among the many hip-hop icons interviewed throughout the film, explains that while the parking lots were the gangs’ territory, the neutral zones inside remained hallowed grounds, and communities ensured their survival. Two decades later, the fight is still worth having to protect those spaces and the dignity of the riders who light them up. — ALEX WOODWARD

9:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20; The Ranch Theater at CAC

‘Bathtubs Over Broadway’ “My Insurance Man.” “Lucite, You and ’72.” “Tractors a Go-Go.” These musical extravaganzas hardly are “Hamilton” or “Fiddler on the Roof,” but they were part of a mid-20th-century tradition in which Big Business commissioned lavish musical stage entertainments for conventions and sales meetings, designed to entertain and inspire the men and women who would go home reinvigorated to sell life insurance or steel-belted radials. Steve Young, a writer for “The Late Show with David Letterman,” became fascinated with “industrial musical” records he found in thrift shops, and began collecting them, along with commemorative films that were made from these elaborate spectacles. “Bathtubs Over Broadway” chronicles his crate-digging obsession of productions like the “1967 Dog Chow Spectacular,” in which an Ann-Margret manque wiggles her way through a salute to dog food. Young interviews people like Martin Short and Florence Henderson, who made a living doing industrial musicals before becoming famous, and lyricist/composer Sheldon Harnick, who cut his teeth writing these one-and-done extravaganzas before hitting it big with “Fiddler.” The best part of Young’s journey, though, is his tracking down the leads of “The Bathrooms Are Coming,” one of the most lavish examples of the industrial genre. The result is a fun, breezy documentary about American optimism and artistic yearning. Besides, where else are you going to see clips from “Raguletto,” surely the world’s only opera about Ragu spaghetti sauce? — KEVIN ALLMAN

8:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21; 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22; The Broad Theater

‘Buckjumping’ There’s no shortage of documentary films about New Orleans street culture, notably including Les Blank’s 1978 film “Always for Pleasure,” Royce Osborn’s “All on a Mardi Gras Day” and a host of post-Hurricane Katrina projects about the recovery and preservation of traditions involving Mardi Gras Indians, second lines, New Orleans music and more. Director Lily Keber follows up “Bayou Maharajah,” her 2013 documentary about James Booker,

with a film that touches on many New Orleans cultural traditions, all of them sharing an element of exuberant dancing. Much of it falls under the label of “buckjumping,” the funky freeform steps deployed in Social Aid and Pleasure Club (SAPC) parades and elsewhere. Keber interviews many veteran musicians, SAPC club members and others. Rapper Mia X, aka Mia Young, describes the pleasures and release of music and dance, all while she cuts potatoes and prepares a boiling pot in the spare kitchen space of a neighborhood bar. “You know they say, ‘You have to laugh to keep from crying,’ ” she says. “You have to dance to keep from cutting up.” Mia X also shares her boiling recipe as she goes. What distinguishes the film is Keber’s camerawork and assembled cast of veterans of various cultural activities. She captures the dancing in the middle of the crowd, not from the sidelines, and often the film takes the viewer to the center of the action. After an opening montage of dancing in the streets, the film goes behind the scenes with the Big Nine SAPC as members make fans and get dressed to come out on the street wearing kilts, a new outfit for the group. The film also delves into related dance traditions. Keber talks to members of the Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians, including Big Chief Irving “Honey” Banister, the dance team of Edna Karr High School as it prepares for Carnival parades, and bounce rappers as women show off their twerking skills. The film also captures the more somber sides of jazz funeral traditions, as DJ Jubilee maintains a benevolent society’s tomb, and Keber follows a funeral procession. Much of this subject matter has been covered before, but Keber’s vantage point from the middle of the action and the comfort of the people talking to the camera that make the documentary come alive. It almost feels like an immersive experience. — WILL COVIELLO

7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21; The Orpheum Theater

‘Man Made’ Gender reveal parties have become increasingly popular with expecting parents. One of the funnier moments in “Man Made,” T. Cooper’s documentary about transgender men preparing for an Atlanta body-building competition, is the appropriation of festive balloons printed with the words

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“It’s a boy!” and other blue party supplies. Guests down bright blue cocktail shots from large syringelike injectors to celebrate the beginning of Kennie’s testosterone injections to to transform his body. “Man Made” follows four competitors from across the country as they prepare for the 2016 competition. Mason has a lean, muscled physique and he competes in body building competitions regularly, though many do not allow transgender competitors. While body-building is a metaphor for the physical transformations all the participants have made, there’s all sorts of changes in their lives. Rese was kicked out of his home when his parents learned about his transformation. Kennie’s lesbian partner struggles with the feeling that she doesn’t want a boyfriend. Workouts with weights and throwing massive truck tires seem like the least of the sacrifices made by the men. They share experiences ranging from attempted suicide to homelessness to being physically harassed. Dominic is endlessly determined, and his upbeat, fearless attitude propels the film. He is adopted, and his attempt to connect with his birth mother is a unique journey. The film introduces more competitors as they arrive in Atlanta for the competition. Many of the competitors have scars from mastectomies, some of which frame bulging pectoral muscles. Mason talks about the diet regimen that he uses to stay in shape, but the film could use more information about the sport of bodybuilding and its rituals. Mason laughs about his preference to be alone when his body is spray tanned for competition. At the Atlanta event, there is a too brief gloss on the issue of wearing “packers” to project a bulge in the posing trunks competitors don for events. There’s enough emotional hardship on display from family rejection, self-doubt and the events of transformations, including surgery, testosterone treatments and other concerns, but the film needs to let its subjects speak more, as difficult as that often is. As physically imposing as several of the competitors’ bodies have become, their strength takes many shapes. — WILL COVIELLO

8:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24; The Broad Theater

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Mahershala Ali, left, and Viggo Mortensen star in “Green Book,” a civil rights-era drama directed by Peter Farrelly.

‘Roll Red Roll’

Nancy Schwartzman’s documentary about one of the most infamous rape cases in recent years, opens with vistas of quiet nighttime streets in a small town — and a tape of giddy teenage boys giggling about “the dead girl.” “She is so raped right now,” one of them says. “This is the funniest thing ever.” The story of “Jane Doe,” a Steubenville, Ohio high school girl who was raped by high school football players while she was unconscious (or semi-conscious), received national and international coverage when it happened in 2012. You may remember the broad outlines of the case, but Schwartzman lays out the story in detail — and the more dispassionate her camera is, the more chilling the tale becomes. Steubenville at large seemed willing to dismiss the girl’s account as a “he said/she said” situation fueled by alcohol and teenage hormones, until Alexandria Goddard, a local crime blogger, got the names of the boys on the football team and combed through their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. What emerged was a timeline in which the boys, giddy with power, laid out exactly what happened that night — and when Goddard posted it on the internet, football-crazy Steubenville exploded, and not in a good way. To reveal what happened next would spoil “Roll Red Roll” (named for the football team’s slogan), which includes videotape of police testimony as well as courtroom footage. It’s not clear whether Schwartzman attempted to

interview either the boys or their families (she was rebuffed in an attempt to interview their football coach, who refused even to bench his star players involved). One of the player’s attorneys lays out his defense for his client for Schwartzman, and it’s pitifully weak. “Roll Red Roll,” of course, has special resonance in the age of #MeToo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, but it’s also an eternal story about what happens when a society prizes its sons over its daughters. — KEVIN ALLMAN

8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23; The Ranch Theater, Contemporary Arts Center

MUST-SEE

SHORT FILMS ‘HOGWASH’

Filmmaker Zack Godshall, whose 2011 film “Lord Byron” premiered at Sundance Film Festival, helms a bizarre “documentary” series set within that film’s cinematic universe, an unreality TV show about the fictional town of Oubliette, Louisiana. The South in Pieces: 8:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, The Ranch Theater at CAC; 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, NOFF Main Theater at CAC


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‘SOCKS ON FIRE: UNCLE JOHN AND THE COPPER HEADED WATER RATTLERS’ Bo McGuire’s surreal docudrama explores the myths that made his family, centered on recent developments with his drag queen uncle, in Hokes Bluff, Alabama. The South in Pieces: 8:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, The Ranch Theater at CAC; 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, NOFF Main Theater at CAC

‘YOU CAN’T PLAY WITH US’ Serene Bacigalupi and Jason Rhein use puppets, hand-built sets and in-camera effects for their gorgeously detailed DIY fable, in which a dinosaur attempts to befriend a pack of unicorns. Late Night Shorts: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, NOFF Main Theater at CAC; 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, The New Orleans Advocate

‘STEVE’S KINKOES’ Emma Dabany’s film follows a man entering a disturbing copy store to photocopy “missing” posters for his cat, but he might be trapped under its fluorescent lighting and an ensuing neon nightmare. Late Night Shorts: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, NOFF Main Theater at CAC; 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, The New Orleans Advocate

‘THE EARTH IS HUMMING’ New Orleans filmmaker Garrett Bradley won the Sundance Jury Prize for her 2017 film “Alone,” which also was shortlisted for an Academy Award. Her latest is a meditation on disaster preparation, as Tokyo braces for an impending earthquake that could strike at any time. Screening with “Science Fair” at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, The New Orleans Advocate; 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, NOFF Main Theater at CAC

‘HI I NEED TO BE LOVED’ Marnie Ellen Hertzler, recently named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by “Filmmaker Magazine,” presents the U.S. premiere of her latest experimental short, in which Craigslist actors audition for a film by reading spam emails. Experimental Shorts, 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19,The New Orleans Advocate

‘UNDERBELLY UP’ Josh Yates returns to New Orleans — following a win for Best Experimental Short for 2016’s “This Is Yates” — with a hallucinatory autobiographical short composed of flood-related images on hand-processed 16mm film. Experimental Shorts, 9 p.m.   Friday, Oct. 19, The New Orleans Advocate

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food hall Pythian Market (234 Loyola Ave., 504-481-9599; www. pythianmarket.com) holds a wing competition Oct. 17. Participating vendors include Eat-Well, 1000 Figs’ Little Fig, Meribo Pizza, Frencheeze Food Truck and Jamaican spot 14 Parishes. Diners can purchase a $12 “wing passport” that is good for

Catalino’s is a new Guatemalan restaurant in the Carrollton neighborhood BY H E L E N F R E U N D @helenfreund MY INTRODUCTION TO GUATEMALA

was in my early 20s when I traveled frequently to the country. I spent days swimming in the rivers and lakes, hiking through hillside towns near volcanoes and making some less responsible decisions come nighttime, as one does in one’s youth. But before night fell, there always was dinner. On the bank of the Rio Dulce, there were grilled whole fresh fish served with a lime wedge and half an avocado. There were steamed tamales, deep-fried tacos filled with shredded beef, warming stews bobbing with chicken and potatoes, and tortillas. There always were tortillas. Those meals resonated the most. Those dishes and enjoying humble hospitality in the bucolic setting were my first taste of Central America. I was reminded of those trips when I ate at Catalino’s, a new Guatemalan restaurant on Maple Street opened by husband-and-wife team Addie and Hugo Vasquez. Here, fresh tortillas arrive tucked in a foil sheath beneath colorful Guatemalan fabric. Just the scent of corn wafting from the soft, warm tortillas was enough to transport me back to Guatemala. Hugo Vasquez grew up in the nation’s capital, Guatemala City. Much of Catalino’s food is inspired by Guatemalan street vendors who hawk fried snacks and grilled meats on every corner. Elote loco is boiled corn on the cob drizzled with butter, mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard and showered with Cotija cheese. A squeeze of lime

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adds a tart punch. Guatemalan-style tacos are a far cry from their Mexican brethren. Rolled corn tortillas are filled with potatoes and shredded beef (there’s also a chicken version), deep-fried and served with a ranchero-style tomato sauce and Cotija cheese. Guatemalan guacamole takes a minimalist approach, including just avocado, lime, diced white onions and a few chunks of red pepper, and is served with fried plantain chips. Pescada a la plancha is a pan-fried whole trout served butterflied on a platter with red and green salsas, green salad, thick onion rings and lime wedges. Beneath the crispyskinned exterior, the fish was soft with a mild taste. The most uncommon dishes on the menu are those that speak directly to the Mayan influences in Guatemala. Kak’ik is a bright crimson turkey stew thick with tomatoes, chilies and cin-

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namon, which deliver a slow-building, almost sweet heat. For dessert, milky arroz con leche is served warm in a ceramic pot with fresh mint leaves and a cookie. It’s a simple sweet cap to a meal here. For drinks, there are flavorful aguas frescas, including a refreshing rubyhued hibiscus tea. Catalino’s does not serve alcohol, but diners can bring their own. The restaurant is new and the menu needs to be expanded, but with each dish, the kitchen offers a unique view into Guatemalan cuisine. Email Helen Freund at helensfreund@gmail.com

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The Pythian Market is a food hall in the ground floor of the Pythian Building in downtown New Orleans.

five different wings and a beer. Guests can cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award, and a panel of judges will determine a Very Best Wing winner. The event comes a month before a similar, but much larger, chicken wing blowout. NOLA Wing Wars (www.nolawingwars. com) takes over Central City BBQ’s Smokeyard (1201 S. Rampart St., 504-558-4276; www.centralcitybbq.com) from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The festival features 20 local and regional chefs smoking, frying, basting and saucing more than 40,000 chicken wings. NOLA Wing Wars was created by Central City BBQ’s Marc Bonifacic and Top Taco New Orleans (www.toptaconola.com) founder Shane Finkelstein. There will be music by Big Sam’s Funky Nation,

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Big cheese FETE DES FROMAGES (www.fetedesfromages.com), a one-day cheese extravaganza, will be held at the New Orleans Jazz Museum (400 Esplanade Ave.) Saturday, Nov. 17. The event is presented by the Gulf Coast chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce and will feature live music, samples of more than 100

unlimited cheese samples and costs $30 for adults and $12 for children under age 16. Discounted advance tickets are available through Oct. 15. A VIP Fete Blanche ticket is $65 and includes early admission and two drink tickets, and the Fete Bleu is a $125 package featuring entrance to the VIP lounge, a light brunch, unlimited alcoholic beverages, a ticket to a cheese seminar and early admission to the event. — HELEN FREUND

Market watch A NEW MONTHLY DINING SERIES

begins Oct. 25 when Warehouse District food hall Auction House Market (801 Magazine St. 504372-4321; www.auctionhousemarket.com) launches the Market Supper Club. Market vendors usually adhere to a set menu and a fast-casual format during daytime hours. The dinner series will give the chefs a

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Fete des Fromages, a festival celebrating all things cheese, will be held at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the U.S. Mint at 400 Esplanade Ave. on Nov. 17.

types of cheese from domestic and international cheesemakers, French wine, beer, hard cider and cocktails. The list of cheesemakers includes Hook’s Cheese Co., the Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm, Cypress Grove, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., Blue Ridge Creamery, Belle Chevre and Vermont Creamery and many others. Food vendors include Toups South, Frencheeze Food Truck and Uptown bakery La Boulangerie. There’s entertainment by Robin Barnes and the Fiya Birds, The Tumbling Wheels, Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, Bon Bon Vivant and others. A panel of seminars includes talks from Liz Thorpe, cheese historian and author of “The Book of Cheese,” cheese connoisseur Michele Buster and chef Alex Miles of Dijon, France. General admission includes

chance to explore dishes outside of their regular menus while working with chefs from across the city. The inaugural dinner features Auction House vendor Manish Patel of Indian street food stall Tava. The multi-course menu will feature reimagined classic Indian dishes inspired by Patel’s upbringing in New Orleans. The dinner takes place in the market’s private dining space and seating is limited. Mayhaw’s Sophie Burton will pair wine and cocktails for each course. Tickets for the dinners are $70. Auction House Market’s organizers also run the Faubourg Marigny food court St. Roch Market. — HELEN FREUND


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Why did you write this cookbook? TOOKER: I was on a mission. Ever since I finished writing (“Tujague’s Cookbook”), I’ve been trying to figure out what to write about next. This is classic Italian Creole and (Tujague’s) is classic French Creole. My journey really began with Madame Begue and that’s what led me to Tujague’s and then I asked myself what was left. What was left was the other second-oldest continuously operating restaurant in New Orleans. This was the story that made sense to me.

How did you do research for this book and what archival materials did you use? T: It’s twofold: It’s the recipes and it’s the family history. I started collecting the recipes and working on the old menus; there’s stuff in here that may not have appeared on a menu since the 1940s. I told (the family) repeatedly, from the day that they all signed off on the cookbook that I was going to be part of their family now, whether they liked it or not. I kept digging and saying, “Do you have any family pictures?” They had a guestbook in the safe that (I didn’t see) until last summer. There I found all these incredible signatures — like Marilyn Monroe (who recorded that she was having dinner with Gregory Peck), Woody Harrelson, Joan Baez and the Marx Brothers.

(Regarding the archival photos), they’re all on the wall. There are unbelievable archival (materials) on the walls of that bar. Martin H. Radosta (Jr.) just passed away (this year). But I was able to sit with him, and he told me incredible things. He’s the only one who knew Frank Manale. For decades, (Radosta) worked the front door. Back then — in the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s — you couldn’t get in there. The bar would be packed shoulder to shoulder. There was a pay phone at the front door where people would call the reception desk and tell them, “We’re here, but we can’t get in!” This one regular customer came in and said, “I’m not gonna wait,” and Martin said, “Oh yeah, you’re gonna wait.” He reached across the bar. He grabbed the guy’s tie and he nailed it to the bar. Then when his table was ready, Martin unhooked his tie and the guy went peacefully into the dining room and had his dinner.

Do you have a favorite recipe in the book? T: There are lots of treasures. One recipe had been lost in time. It’s the most freaking delicious (Italian cream cake). The only reason I have this recipe is because (Robert J.) “Sandy” Whann, of Leidenheimer (Baking Company) grew up eating at (Pascal’s) Manale and he loved this cake so much that he insisted they go there for his birthday every year. At some point, his mom sweet-talked the recipe out of them. The recipe was with the Whann family. Nobody in the DeFelice family had it. The recipe that I have cooked the most is crabmeat ravigote. I knew that it exists as a hot dish, but this (recipe) is the only version that I’ve ever cooked or had a recipe for. It is delicious and one of the most beautiful things to do with crabmeat. — HELEN FREUND

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Breaux Mart — Citywide; www.breauxmart. com — The deli counter’s changing specials include dishes such as baked catfish and red beans and rice. No reservations. L, D daily. $ La Carreta — Citywide; www.carretarestaurant.com — Barbacoa tacos are corn tortillas filled with Mexican-style barbecued beef, red onions and cilantro and served with rice and beans. Reservations accepted for larger parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

CBD Public Service Restaurant — NOPSI Hotel, 311 Baronne St., (504) 962-6527; www.publicservicenola.com — The restaurant offers a raw bar, rotisserie and contemporary menu. Jumbo Louisiana shrimp are served with whole roasted garlic and crab boil nage. Reservations recommended. B & D daily, L Mon-Fri, brunch Sat-Sun. $$

CARROLLTON/UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOODS Chais Delachaise — 7708 Maple St., (504) 510-4509; www.chaisdelachaise.com — The eclectic menu includes bouillabaisse, grilled Caribbean lobster, jerk shrimp and more. New York strip steak is served au poivre or with chimichurri sauce and comes with fries. Reservations accepted. L Sat-Sun, D daily, late Fri-Sat. $$ Mikimoto — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. L Sun-Fri, D daily. $$ Pyramids Cafe — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as shawarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. L, D daily. $$ Riccobono’s Panola Street Cafe — 7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810; www.panolastreetcafe.com — A Sausalito omelet includes sautéed spinach, mushrooms, oysters, green onions, garlic and mozzarella cheese. No reservations. B and L daily. $ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com — See Metairie section for restaurant description.

FAUBOURG MARIGNY Kebab — 2315 St. Claude Ave., (504) 3834328; www.kebabnola.com — The sandwich shop offers doner kebabs and Belgian fries. A falafel sandwich comes with pickled cucumbers, arugula, spinach, red onions, beets, hummus and Spanish garlic sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. L and D Wed-Mon, late Fri-Sat. $ Mardi Gras Zone — 2706 Royal., (504) 9478787 — The grocery and deli has a counter offering po-boys, sides such as macaroni and cheese and vegan and vegetarian dishes. Wood-oven baked pizza is available by the pie or slice. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. $

FRENCH QUARTER Antoine’s Annex — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honey-Dijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. B, L, D daily. $ Antoine’s Restaurant — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www.antoines.com — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. L, D Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$$ Bourbon House — 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com — Bourbon House serves seafood dishes including New Orleans barbecue shrimp, redfish cooked with the skin on, oysters from the raw bar and more. Large picture windows offer views of Bourbon Street. Reservations accepted. B, L. D daily, brunch Sun. $$$ Brennan’s New Orleans — 417 Royal St., (504) 525-9711; www.brennansneworleans. com — Brennan’s features innovative takes on Creole dishes from chef Slade Rushing as well as classics such as its signature bananas Foster. Eggs Sardou features poached eggs over crispy artichokes with Parmesan creamed spinach and choron sauce. Reservations recommended. B, L Tue-Sat, D Tue-Sun. $$$

Copper Monkey Bar & Grill — 725 Conti St., (504) 527-0869; www.coppermonkeygrill. com — The Copper Club wrap features turkey, honey ham, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, bacon, avocado and mayonnaise in a flout tortilla. The menu also includes burgers, sandwiches, salads and Creole entrees such as etouffee, gumbo and red beans and rice. No reservations. L, D and late daily. $$ Criollo — Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; www.criollonola.com — The shrimp, blue crab and avocado appetizer features chilled shrimp, crab, guacamole and spicy tomato coulis. Baked stuffed Creole redfish is served with crabmeat and green tomato crust, angel hair pasta and Creole tomato jam. Reservations recommended. B, L, D daily. $$ Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse — 716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467; www.dickiebrennansrestaurant.com — The house filet mignon is served atop creamed spinach with fried oysters and Pontalba potatoes. Popular starters include the jumbo lump crabcake with aioli. Reservations recommended. D daily. $$$ El Gato Negro — 81 French Market Place, (504) 525-9752; www.elgatonegronola. com — Ceviche Cabo San Lucas features yellowfin tuna, avocados, tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, cilantro, lime and sea salt, and cucumber is an optional addition. No reservations. L, D daily. $$ Gazebo Cafe — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; www.gazebocafenola.com — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. L, early D daily. $$ Green Goddess — 307 Exchange Place, (504) 301-3347; www.greengoddessrestaurant.com — Swedish meatloaf is made with Two Run Farms grass-fed beef and served with lingonberrry pepper jelly, creamed mushroom potatoes and Creole kale. There are many vegetarian and vegan options. No reservations. L, D Wed-Sun. $$ House of Blues — 225 Decatur St., 3104999; www.hob.com/neworleans — Panseared jumbo shrimp top a grit cake and are served with chipotle-garlic cream sauce and tomatoes. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. L, D MonSat., brunch Sun. $$ Killer Poboys — 219 Dauphine St., (504) 462-2731; 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www. killerpoboys.com — Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of poboys. The Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and Old New Orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only at Conti Street location. $ Louisiana Pizza Kitchen — 95 French Market Place, (504) 522-9500; www. lpkfrenchquarter.com — Jumbo Gulf shrimp are sauteed with sherry, tomatoes, white wine, basil, garlic and butter and served over angel hair pasta. Roasted garlic pizza is topped with roasted whole garlic cloves, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, feta and mozzarella. Reservations accepted. L, D daily. $$ The Market Cafe — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. B, L, D daily. $$ NOLA Restaurant — 534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652; www.emerilsrestaurants. com/nola-restaurant — A 14-ounce grilled Niman Ranch pork chop is served with brown sugar-glazed sweet potatoes, toasted pecans and a caramelized onion reduction sauce. Garlic-crusted drum is served with brabant potatoes, crimini mushrooms, bacon, haricots verts and

beurre rouge. Reservations recommended. L Thu-Mon, D daily. $$$ Palace Cafe — 605 Canal St., (504) 5231661; www.palacecafe.com — Creative Creole dishes include crabmeat cheesecake topped with Creole meuniere. Andouille-crusted fish is served with Crystal beurre blanc. For dessert, there’s white chocolate bread pudding. Reservations recommended. B, L, D daily, brunch SatSun. $$$ Red Fish Grill — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. L, D daily. $$$ Restaurant R’evolution — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola.com — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, housemade salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. D daily. $$$ Roux on Orleans — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans.com — This restaurant offers contemporary Creole dishes including barbecue shrimp, redfish courtbouillon, gumbo and catfish and shrimp dishes. Reservations accepted. B daily, D Tue-Sun. $$ Salon Restaurant by Sucre — 622 Conti St., (504) 267-7098; www.restaurantsalon.com — Croque Benedict features a soft-boiled egg, Raclette cheese, Mornay sauce and Crystal hollandaise over applewood-smoked ham, poached chicken or heirloom tomatoes and a chive biscuit. Happy hour small plates include sliders, flatbread and spiced butter shrimp on baguette. Reservations accepted. brunch and early D Thu-Mon. $$ Tableau — 616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463; www.tableaufrenchquarter.com — Tableau’s contemporary Creole cuisine includes marinated crab claws in white truffle vinaigrette and pan-roasted redfish Bienville with frisee, fingerling potato salad and blue crab butter sauce. Balcony and courtyard dining available. Reservations accepted. B, L, D daily, brunch Sat-Sun. $$$

HARAHAN/JEFFERSON/ RIVER RIDGE Heads & Tails Seafood & Oyster Bar — 1820 Dickory Ave., Suite A, Harahan, (504) 533-9515; www.headsandtailsrestaurant. com — Blackened or sauteed redfish Pontchartrain is served with crabmeat, mashed potatoes and lemon beurre blanc. No reservations. L, D Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$ The Rivershack Tavern — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern. com — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches and changing lunch specials. No reservations. L, D daily. $ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Elmwood, (504) 7333803; www.theospizza.com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies and diners can build their own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. The menu also includes salads and sandwiches. No reservations. L, D daily. $

KENNER The Landing Restaurant — Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611; www.neworleansairporthotel.com — The Landing serves Cajun and Creole dishes with many seafood options. Louisiana crab cakes are popular. No reservations. B, L, D daily. $$ Ted’s Smokehouse BBQ — 3809 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-4393 — Ted’s special combination includes choices of


LAKEVIEW El Gato Negro — 300 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-0107; www.elgatonegronola.com — See French Quarter section for restaurant description. Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 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. For breakfast, an omelet is filled with marinated mushrooms, bacon, spinach and goat cheese. Tuna salad or chicken salad avocado melts are topped with melted Monterey Jack and shredded Parmesan cheeses. No reservations. B, L daily, D Mon-Sat, brunch Sat-Sun. $ NOLA Beans — 762 Harrison Ave., (504) 267-0783; www.nolabeans.com — The organic Argonne turkey sandwich features organic avocado, tomatoes, sprouts and Havarti cheese on choice of bread. Spanish Fort salad is made with romaine, avocado, grilled chicken, pico de gallo, corn, black beans and avocado ranch dressing. No reservations. B, L, early D daily. $$ Sala Restaurant & Bar — 124 Lake Marina Ave., (504) 513-2670; www.salanola.com — Broiled Gulf fish is served with beurre blanc, grilled asparagus and new potatoes. There’s a large selection of small plates. Reservations accepted. L and D Tue-Sun, brunch Sat-Sun, late Thu-Sat. $$

METAIRIE Andrea’s Restaurant  — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. L, D daily, brunch Sun. $$$ Banh Mi Boys — 5001 Airline Drive, Suite B, Metairie, (504) 510-5360; www.bmbmetairie.com — The BMB combination banh mi features Vietnamese-style ham, pork belly, pork meatballs, pork pate and headcheese on a baguette. Delivery available. No reservations. L and D Mon-Sat. $ Cafe B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com — ­ This cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. L Mon-Fri, D Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$ Casablanca — 3030 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2209; www.casablancanola. com — House-made couscous can be topped with Moroccan-style chicken, lamb or beef and is served with vegetables. Tanzia fassi features lamb slow cooked with onions, prunes, saffron and Moroccan spices in a clay pot. Reservations accepted. L Sun-Fri, D Sun-Thu. $$ Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop — 2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022; www.gumbostop.com — Stuffed gumbo features a hand-battered and fried catfish fillet atop chicken, sausage, shrimp and crabmeat gumbo. Fried chicken is cooked to order. No reservations. L, D Mon-Sat. $$ Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 8882010; www.koshercajun.com — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come from the Bronx. No reservations. L Sun-Thu, D Mon-Thu. $

OUT TO EAT Marks Twain’s Pizza Landing — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainpizza.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. L Tue-Sat, D Tue-Sun. $ Martin Wine Cellar — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine.com — The wine emporium’s dinner menu includes pork rib chops served with house-made boudin stuffing, Tabasco pepper jelly demi-glaze and smothered greens. No reservations. B, L daily, early dinner Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$ R&O’s Restaurant — 216 Metairie-Hammond Highway, Metairie, (504) 831-1248; www.rnosrestarurant.com — The roast beef po-boy is dressed with cheese and brown or red gravy and served on a toasted sesame loaf. The menu includes seafood, pizza, salads and Italian dishes. No reservations. L, D daily. $$ Riccobono’s Peppermill — 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-2226; www. riccobonospeppermill.com — The menu includes Creole and Italian dishes. Veal Josephine is sauteed veal topped with lump crabmeat and shrimp and served with brabant potatoes. Reservations accepted. B and L daily, D Wed-Sun. $$ Rolls N Bowls — 605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; www.rollsnbowlsnola.com — Chicken pho includes rice noodles, cilantro and onions. Banh mi include roasted pork dressed with carrots, cucumber, jalapenos and cilantro on French bread. No reservations. L, D Mon-Sat. $ Sammy’s Po-boys & Catering — 901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com — The Flickaletta is the muffuletta made with ham, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad on French bread. The menu also includes chicken and andouille gumbo, salads, roast beef, fried seafood po-boys, wraps and more. No reservations. L MonSat, D daily. $ Short Stop Po-Boys — 119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www. shortstoppoboysno.com — Popular poboy options include fried shrimp or fried oysters and roast beef, featuring beef slow cooked in its own jus. Short Stop’s gumbo combines smoked andouille sausage and chicken. No reservations. B, L, D Mon-Sat. $ Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. L, D Tue-Sun. $$ Tandoori Chicken — 2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7880 — The menu features tandoori dishes with chicken, lamb, fish or shrimp; mild and spicy curries and spicy hot vindaloo dishes; chicken, lamb or shrimp biryani; and vegetarian dishes including palak paneer (spinach and cheese) and bhindi masala with okra. No reservations. L, D Mon-Sat. $$ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 2125 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 510-4282; www.theospizza.com — See Harahan/Jefferson section for restaurant description. Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; www. vincentsitaliancuisine.com — Corn and crab bisque is served in a toasted bread cup. Osso buco features a veal shank with angel hair pasta and veal demi-glace. Reservations accepted. L Tue-Fri, D Mon-Sat. $$ PAGE 24

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Angelo Brocato’s — 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com — This sweet shop serves its own gelato, spumoni, Italian ice, cannolis, fig cookies and other treats. No reservations. L, D Tue-Sun. $ Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar — 231 N. Carrollton Ave., Suite C, (504) 609-3871; www.brownbutterrestaurant. com — Smoked brisket is served with smoked apple barbecue sauce, Alabama white barbecue sauce, smoked heirloom beans and vinegar slaw. The Brunch burger features a brisket and short rib patty topped with bacon, brie, a fried egg, onion jam and arugula on a brioche bun. Reservations accepted. L Tue-Fri, D Tue-Sat, brunch Sat-Sun. $$ Cafe NOMA — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma.com — A pair of roasted golden beet sliders is topped with herb goat cheese, arugula and citrus marmalade on multi-grain bread. Other options include chipotle-marinated portobello sliders and flatbread pizza topped with manchego, peppers and roasted garlic. Reservations accepted for large parties. L Tue-Sun, D Fri. $ Cafe Navarre — 800 Navarre Ave., (504) 483-8828; www.cafenavarre.com — The casual cafe serves sandwiches, burgers, salads and more. Capricciosa pizza topped with pepperoni, prosciutto, tomatoes, mushrooms, artichoke, olives, oregano, garlic and basil. No reservations. B, L and D Mon-Fri, brunch Sat-Sun. $ Cupcake Fairies — 2511 Bayou Road, (504) 333-9356; www.cupcakefairies.com — The sweet shop serves lunch as well as creative cupcakes in flavors such as chocolate, almond, lemon, pineapple and red velvet, plus mini-pies, pastries, frappes, coffee and tea. B and L Tue-Sat. $ Five Happiness — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935; www.fivehappiness. com — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquet facilities available. Reservations accepted. L, D daily. $$ Fullblast Brunch — 139 S. Cortez St., (504) 302-2800 — Pan-seared crab cakes feature Gulf crabmeat and are served over angel hair pasta with citrus aioli and vegetables. No reservations. Brunch Thu-Mon. $$ G’s Pizza — 4840 Bienville St., (504) 483-6464; www.gspizzas.com — Margherita pizza features house-made dough topped with garlic-butter sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan, oregano and tomatoes. The NOLA Green Roots pie features house-made sauce, mozzarella, black olives, mushrooms, onions, organic spinach, bell peppers, roasted red peppers, artichokes and roasted garlic. No reservations. L, D, late daily. $ Katie’s Restaurant — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. No reservations. L daily, D Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$ Juan’s Flying Burrito — 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 569-0000; www.juansflyingburrito.com — Juan’s serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, salads and

more. Roasted pork tacos are topped with spicy slaw. Vegetarian Mardi Gras Indian tacos feature roasted corn, beans, cheese and spicy slaw on corn tortillas. No reservations. L, D daily. $ Namese — 4077 Tulane Ave., (504) 4838899; www.namese.net — Shaken pho features bone marrow broth, flat noodles and a choice of protein (filet mignon, short rib, brisket, seafood, chicken, tofu) stir-fried with onions, garlic and bone marrow oil. Reservations accepted. L, D Mon-Sat. $$ Ralph’s on the Park — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark. com — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. Tuna two ways includes tuna tartare, seared pepper tuna, avocado and wasabi cream. Reservations recommended. L Tue-Fri, D daily, brunch Sun. $$$ Rue 127 — 127 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 483-1571; www.rue127.com — Grilled Gulf fish is seasoned with tandoori spices and served over Brussels sprouts, smoked potato puree and apple and fennel slaw. A char-grilled double-cut pork chop is served with bourbon-maple glaze, black-eyed pea hoppin’ John and hominy spoon bread. Reservations recommended. D Tue-Sat. $$$ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www.theospizza. com — See Harahan/Jefferson section for restaurant description. Willie Mae’s Scotch House — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503; www.williemaesnola.com — This neighborhood restaurant is known for its wet-battered fried chicken. Green beans come with rice and gravy. There’s bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. L Mon-Sat. $$ Wit’s Inn ­­— 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600; www.witsinn.com — ­ The neighborhood bar and restaurant offers a menu of pizza, calzones, salads, sandwiches, chicken wings and bar noshing items. Creole Italian pizza is topped with red sauce, spicy shrimp, Roma tomatoes, feta, mozzarella, red onions and pesto sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. L, D, late daily. $

NORTHSHORE Martin Wine Cellar — 2895 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-8081; www.martinwine.com — See Metairie section for restaurant description.

UPTOWN Apolline — 4729 Magazine St., (504) 894-8881; www.apollinerestaurant.com — Stuffed quail is served with cornbread dressing, haricots verts, cherry tomatoes and rum-honey glaze. For brunch, grilled hanger steak is served with fried eggs and potato hash. Reservations accepted. brunch, D Tue-Sun. $$$ The Columns — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu features Creole dishes such as gumbo and crab cakes. Reservations accepted. B daily, L Fri-Sat, D Mon-Thu, brunch Sun. $$ The Delachaise — 3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com — The bar offers wines by the glass and full restaurant menu including mussels steamed with Thai chili and lime leaf. Twice cooked pork is served over plantains. No reservations. L Fri-Sun, D and late daily. $$ Dick & Jenny’s — 4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880; www.dickandjennys.com


OUT TO EAT Tito’s Ceviche & Pisco — 5015 Magazine St., (504) 267-7612; www.titoscevichepisco.com­ — Daily ceviche selections feature seafood such as tuna, snapper or other Gulf fish. Lomo saltado is a traditional dish of sauteed beef and onions served with potatoes. Reservations accepted. D Mon-Sat. $$

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT El Gato Negro — 800 S. Peters St., (504) 309-8864; www.elgatonegronola.com — See French Quarter section for restaurant description. Emeril’s Restaurant — 800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-new-orleans — Castiron baked escargot are served with angel hair pasta tossed with garlic-chili oil, bottarga fish roe and Parmesan. A tamarind-glazed double-cut pork chop is topped with green chili mole and served with sweet potatoes. Reservations recommended. L Mon-Fri, D daily. $$$ Juan’s Flying Burrito — 515 Baronne St., (504) 529-5825; www.juansflyingburrito. com — See Mid-City section for restaurant description. Meril — 424 Girod St., (504) 526-3745; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/meril — Emeril Lagasse’s small-plates restaurant offers an array of internationally inspired dishes. Sofrito-marinated turkey necks are tossed in Crystal hot sauce. Esses fettuccine is tossed with olive oil, garlic, Calabrian chilis, jumbo lump crabmeat, arugula and almonds. Reservations accepted. L, D daily. $$ Vyoone’s Restaurant — 412 Girod St., (504) 518-6007; www.vyoone.com — The French and Louisiana-inspired menu includes French onion soup and New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp. Coq au vin is boneless chicken cooked with red wine and root vegetables. Reservations accepted. L Tue-Fri, D Tue-Sat, brunch Sat-Sun. $$$

WEST BANK Mosca’s — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www.moscasrestaurant.com — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. D Tue-Sat. Cash only. $$$ Restaurant des Familles — 7163 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 689-7834; www. desfamilles.com — The menu of Cajun and Creole favorites includes gumbo, turtle soup, seafood platters and New Orleans barbecue shrimp, as well as salads, pasta and more. Alligator-stuffed mushrooms are served with alligator sauce piquante. Reservations recommended. L, D daily, brunch Sun. $$$ Specialty Italian Bistro — 2330 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 391-1090; www.specialtyitalianbistro.com — The menu combines Old World Italian favorites and pizza. Chicken piccata is a paneed chicken breast topped with lemon-caper piccata sauce served with angel hair pasta, salad and garlic cheese bread. No reservations. L, D daily. $$ Tavolino Pizza & Lounge — 141 Delaronde St., (504) 605-3365; www.facebook.com/ tavolinolounge — The menu includes thincrust pizza, salads, pasta and antipasti. Ping olives are fried Castelvetrano olives stuffed with beef and pork or Gorgonzola cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. D daily, brunch Sun. $$

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— Located in a renovated Creole cottage, the restaurant serves contemporary Creole dishes. Braised Niman Ranch pork cheeks are served with sauteed Southern greens, grit cakes, sweet potatoes and country gravy. Reservations recommended. D Wed-Sun. $$$ Emeril’s Delmonico — 1300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-4937; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-delmonico — Paneed veal bordelaise is served with linguine, jumbo lump crabmeat, artichoke, mushrooms and charred tomatoes. Pecan-glazed Colorado lamb loin is served with bourbon and lamb bacon-braised kale, black-eyed peas and pecan gremolata. Reservations recommended. D daily. $$$ G’s Kitchen Spot — Balcony Bar, 3201 Magazine St., (504) 891-9226; www. gskitchenspot.com­ — Brick-oven Margherita pizza includes mozzarella, basil and house-made garlic-butter sauce. G’s grilled Philly steak sandwich is topped with red onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and Muenster and mozzarella cheeses on grilled bread. No reservations. L Fri-Sun, D, late daily. $ Joey K’s — 3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com ­— This casual eatery serves fried seafood platters, salads, sandwiches and Creole favorites such as red beans and rice. Daily specials include braised lamb shank, lima beans with a ham hock and chicken fried steak served with macaroni and cheese. No reservations. L, D Mon-Sat. $$ Juan’s Flying Burrito — 2018 Magazine St., (504) 486-9950; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; www.juansflyingburrito. com — See Mid-City section for restaurant description. Le’s Baguette Banh Mi Cafe — 4607 Dryades St., (504) 895-2620; www.facebook.com/lesbaguettenola — The menu includes pho, banh mi, noodle bowls and more. A lemon grass pork banh mi is topped with cucumber, pickled carrots, daikon radish, cilantro, jalapenos and Sriracha aioli. No reservations. B Sat-Sun, L and D daily. $ Martin Wine Cellar — 3827 Baronne St., (504) 899-7411; www.martinwine. com — See Metairie section for restaurant description. Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro.com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. L Sun-Fri, D daily. $$ Nirvana Indian Cuisine — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. L, D Tue-Sun. $$ Piccola Gelateria — 4525 Freret St., (504) 493-5999; www.piccolagelateria.com — The cafe offers 18 rotating flavors of small-batch Italian-style gelatos and sorbettos. The menu also includes flatbreads on piadina, crepes and espresso drinks. No reservations. L, D Tue-Sun. $ Slice Pizzeria — 1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; www.slicepizzeria.com — Slice serves pizza by the pie or slice, plus salads, pasta and more. The Sportsman’s Paradise pie is topped with Gulf shrimp, andouille, corn, diced tomatoes and caramelized onions. Full bar. No reservations. L, D daily. $ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; www. theospizza.com — See Harahan/Jefferson section for restaurant description.

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BY WILL COVIELLO CYRIL NEVILLE HAS SPENT much of his career playing in New Orleans R&B and funk super groups. He joined brother Art Neville in the seminal funk outfit The Meters and was the youngest of the siblings in the Neville Brothers band. In recent years, he’s lent his talents to local funk band Galactic, joined guitarists Devon Allman and Mike Zito in the blues-rocking Royal Southern Brotherhood and brought percussion and funk to the Voice of the Wetlands Allstars. He spent early fall on tour with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Neville also is sharing the stage at this all-star concert celebrating his 70th birthday. The roster of old and new friends and fellow Nevilles includes Irma Thomas, Deacon John Moore, Galactic, Davell Crawford, John Boutte, Erica Falls, New Breed Brass Band, Glen David Andrews, Khalif Neville, Omari Neville & the Fuel, Big Chief Juan Pardo and others. Tickets $25-$100. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave.; www.civicnola.com.

One Eyed Jacks — Vixens & Vinyl, 10 Poor Boys — Anthony Worden and the Illiterati, Bipolaroid, 9 Prime Example — Jesse McBride presents The Next Generation, 8 & 10 Ralph’s on the Park — Jeff Pounds, 5 Republic NOLA — Bob Moses, 8 Rock ‘n’ Bowl — G & The New Orleans Swingin’ Gypsies, 7:45 Santos Bar — Some Kind of Nightmare, Gutter Villain, 9 SideBar — Michael-Patrick Avery & Jeff Albert, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10 Southport Hall — Glass Houses, Sink the Ship, Hallow City, Raccoon City Massacre, 8 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Chris Christy, 2; Shotgun Jazz Band, 6; Antoine Diel & The New Orleans Misfit Power, 10 The Starlight — Yoshitaka Tsuji Piano Happy Hour, 5; Tuba Skinny, 8 Three Muses — Leslie Martin, 5; Schatzy, 8

THURSDAY 18 BMC — Ainsley Matich & Broken Blues, 5; Andre Lovett Band, 8 Bamboula’s — Marty Peters & The Party Meters, 6:30; John Lisi, 10 Bar Redux — Chelsea Lovitt & Friends, 9 Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant — Mark Carroll and Ed Wise, 6; Tom McDermott and Aurora Nealand, 9 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Kermit Ruffins, 6 Cafe Negril — Claude Bryant & The Allstars, 6; Sierra Green & The Soul Machine, 10

Checkpoint Charlie’s — Radio Cult, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — Phil DeGruy, 6; Johnny Sansone & John Fohl, 8 Circle Bar — Dark Lounge with Rik Slave, 7; Liberosis, Bug Lord, DABS, Death Trip, 9 Covington Trailhead — The Rick Samson Project, LeRoux, 5 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — The Wendell Brunious Trio, 9:30 The Drifter Hotel — Kennedy Kuntz & the Men of the Hour, 7 Gasa Gasa — Kikagaku Moyo, 8 House of Blues (Foundation Room) — The Yat Pack, 7 House of Blues (The Parish) — We Were Promised Jetpacks, 7 The Jazz Playhouse — Brass-AHolics, 8:30 Le Bon Temps Roule — The Soul Rebels, 11 New Orleans Botanical Garden — Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band, 6 Old Point Bar — Valerie Sassyfras, 8 Old U.S. Mint (New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park) — Gabriel Amargant Marzo, 2 One Eyed Jacks — Fast Times, 10 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Duke Heitger, Crescent City Joymakers, 7 Ralph’s on the Park — Sandy Hinderlie, 5 Rock ‘n’ Bowl — Horace Trahan & Ossun Express, 8:30 Santos Bar — Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, Nana Grizol, Bad Moves, Cult Wife, 8 PAGE 29

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MUSIC PREVIEW John Hiatt BY WILL COVIELLO SINGER-SONGWRITER John Hiatt’s songs have been covered by artists from country and blues stars to Iggy Pop and Linda Ronstadt. Early in his career, others had more success with them than Hiatt. Three Dog Night’s version of his “Sure As I’m Sittin’ Here” climbed the Billboard charts in 1974, and Bonnie Raitt’s cover of “Thing Called Love” was a big hit on her 1989 album “Nick of Time.” John Hiatt released “The Eclipse Sessions” OCt. 12. Hiatt found himself in the spotlight with his late 1980s albums “Bring the Family” and “Slow Turning.” (Lafayette slide guitarist Sonny Landreth put together the band The Goners to back Hiatt for the “Slow Turning” album, and they still sometimes perform together.) Hiatt’s voice is a bit scratchier for the wear, but as evidenced on “The Eclipse Sessions,” released Oct. 12, he still has his stately charm, slowly strumming and telling stories in his distinct voice. Tickets $35-$72.50. 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com.

Saturn Bar — Alex McMurray and His Band, 8 Siberia Lounge — Eastern Bloc Party feat. Sages of Khelm, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Mark Turner & Ethan Iverson, 8 & 10 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Up Up We Go!, 2; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 The Starlight — Shea Pierre, 5; Amanda Walker, 8 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 5; Esther Rose, 8 Tipitina’s — Tauk, Funk You, 9 The Willow — Rebirth Brass Band, 9

FRIDAY 19 30/90 — James Martin Band, 8 Andrea’s Restaurant (Capri Blu Piano Bar) — Maria Lamarque, 8 BMC — Lifesavers, 3 Bamboula’s — Eh La Bas Ensemble, 11; Chance Bushman’s Rhythm Stompers, 1; Smoky Greenwell Blues, 5:30; Ms. Silky Sol, 10 Bar Redux — Sabertooth Swing, 9 Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant — Susanne Ortner and Nahum Zdybel, 5;Jeremy Joyce, 9 Bullet’s Sports Bar — The Pinettes Brass Band, 9 Cafe Negril — Shawn Williams, 4; Dana Abbott, 7; Higher Heights, 10 Casa Borrega — Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz Trio, 7 Checkpoint Charlie’s — HG Breland Band, 8; Dr. Sic’s Sextet, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — Michael Pearce, 6; Papa Mali, 8 Circle Bar — Natalie Mae, 7; Soaked Oats,

EXEK, Pscience, 9 Covington Landing — Cosmic String Duo, Jason Marsalis One Man Drums Show, 6 Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Hall — My Covenant Church, Shades of Praise, 6 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Fitzpatrick and Turning Point, 10 Gasa Gasa — Wild Nothing, 9 House of Blues (Foundation Room) — Jake Landry & The Right Lane Bandits, 7 House of Blues — Beartooth, 6:30 The Jazz Playhouse — Cyril Neville, 7:30 Le Bon Temps Roule — Tom Worrell, 7 New Orleans Jazz Museum — Frog and Henry, 2 Oak — Charles Lumar and Kei Slaughter, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Marshland, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — White Denim with Rotem, 10 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Kevin Louis, Palm Court Jazz Band, 7 Pearl Wine Bar — The Jasper Brothers, 8 Poor Boys — Gimme A Reason with Bouffant Bouffant, DJ Jordee, 10 Prime Example — Connie Han Trio, 8 & 10 Rock ‘n’ Bowl — No Idea, 9:30 Santos Bar — Special Interest, 9 Siberia Lounge — Pretty Please, Dummy Dumpster, Crush Diamond, 10 SideBar — Helen Gillet and Friends, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ellis Marsalis Quartet, 8 Southport Hall — Saving Abel, Akadia, 8 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Andy Forest, 2; Cottonmouth Kings, 6; Shake ‘em Up Jazz Band, 10 PAGE 30

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The Standard — Philip Melancon, 8 The Starlight — Anne Elyse & Matt Bartels, 9; Lost Then Found Our House, 12 Three Muses — Royal Roses, 5:30; Doro Wat, 9 Twist of Lime — Second Season, Torn At The Seams, Vestigial, 9

SATURDAY 20 BMC — Mojo Shakers, noon; All For One Brass Band, 12 Bamboula’s — G & The Swinging Gypsies, 2:30; Johnny Mastro, 7 Bombay Club — Matt Johnson, 8:30 Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant — Ukelele School of New Orleans, 4; The Royal Rounders, 6; The Dirty Rain Revelers, 9 Cafe Negril — Joy Clark, 4; John Lisi & Delta Funk, 7; Soul Project NOLA, 10 Casa Borrega — Trio Borocato, 7 Champions Square — Trombone Shorty’s Hometown Threauxdown, 6 Checkpoint Charlie’s — Woodenhead, 8; The Ubaka Brothers, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — Seth Walker, 8 Circle Bar — La Mancha, 7; Shitstorm, Psychotic Reaction, Jack & The Jackrabbits, Liquor & Lies, 9:30 Covington Trailhead — Ed Whiteman and Friends, 9:30 House of Blues (Foundation Room) — Jelly Toast, 7 House of Blues — John Hiatt, 8; Bamboleo!, 12 Live Oak Cafe — Sass Cabaret, 10:30 Oak — Jenn Howard Glass, 9 Old Point Bar — Ted Hefko and the Thousandairs, 9:30 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Will Smith, Palm Court Jazz Band, 7 Poor Boys — Slauorder, Abasi Qadafi $teez Broz, 7; Carousel 3044 Haunted House Opening Party, 10 Rock ‘n’ Bowl — Wayne Toups, Foret Tradition, 9 Santos Bar — The Toasters, Joystick, Boss’ Daughter, Wildkats, 9 Siberia Lounge — Tumbling Wheels, Chelsea Lovitt & Boys, Fimone, 10 SideBar — Jamie Koffler, Ethan May, Sam

Koehler, 7; Quin Kirschner & Friends, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Davell Crawford & Co., 8 & 10 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Russell Welch Band, 2; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 The Standard — Philip Melancon, 8 The Starlight — Ven Pa Ca Flamenco, 5; Shawan Rice, 7;Khalif Neville, Glen David Andrews, 10 Three Muses — Chris Christy, 5; Kris Tokarski, 6; Shotgun Jazz, 9 Tipitina’s — Low End Theory Players, 10 Twist of Lime — Southern Brutality, Pious, Para Bellum, Seven8Seven, 9

SUNDAY 21 BMC — Moments of Truth, 10 Bamboula’s — NOLA Ragweeds, 2; Carl LeBlanc, 6:30; Ed Wills Blue 4 Sale, 10; Gina & Lindsay, 11 Bar Redux — Toby O’Brien & Friends at Music & Poetry, 9 Bombay Club — Kris Tokarski Trio with Tim Laughlin, 8 Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant — Ukelele School of New Orleans, 4; Steve Pistorius Quartet, 7; Some Like It Hot, 11 Cafe Negril — Ecirb Muller’s Twisted Dixie, 6; Vegas Cola, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — Glay Holiday, 8 Circle Bar — Dick Deluxe, 5; Micah & Marlin, 7; Helen Gillet, 9:30 Civic Theatre — Cyril Neville’s 70th Birthday Bash with Irma Thomas, Galactic, Erica Falls, John Boutte, Davell Crawfod, Glen David Andrews, Dean John and others, 7 p.m. d.b.a. — The Palmetto Bug Stompers, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Miss Anna Q., 9; Vivaz!, 10 Gasa Gasa — Whose Hat Is This?, 8 The Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle, 8 Maison Dupuy Hotel — Ted Long Trio, 11 The Maison — Davell Crawford & The Creole Jazz Men, 4 Old Point Bar — Shawan Rice, 3:30; Jean Marie Harris, 7 One Eyed Jacks — Marina Orchestra, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Mark Braud and Sunday Nigh Swingers, 7 Poor Boys — The Wave — DJ Q, Lord Chilla, 11 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 11 Santos Bar — Cauche Mar, Hexist, Sexcult, 9 Siberia Lounge — Chris Acker, Maddy Kirgo, 9

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Henry Butler Tribute with Davell Crawford, Larry Sieberth, Josh Paxton, Tom McDermott, 8 & 10 Southport Hall — Carach Angren, Wolfheart, Mors Principium Est, 6 The Spotted Cat Music Club — John Lisi & Delta Fund, 2; James Martin Band, 6 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Pat Casey & The New Sound, 10 The Starlight — Dile Que Nola (Latin night), 7; Gabrielle Cavassa Jazz, 10 Three Muses — Raphael et Pascal, 5; Clementines, 8 The Tigermen Den — The Wanting album release, Dante the Magician, 8

MONDAY 22 BMC — Zoe K, 5; Lil Red & Big Bad, 7; Paggy Prine & Southern Soul, 10 Bamboula’s — St. Louis Slim Blues Band, 12; Bann-Bua’s Hot Jazz 4, 3; G & The Swinging Gypsies, 6:30 Bombay Club — David Boeddinghaus, 8 Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant — A2D2 feat. Arsene DeLay & Antoine Diel, 6 Cafe Negril — Noggin, 6; Soul Project NOLA, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — Jamey St. Pierre, 6; Papa Mali and Sacha Love, 8 Circle Bar — Dem Roach Boyz, 7; Temple of Angels, Missing, Berlin Taxi, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9 The Jazz Playhouse — The Nayo Jones Experience, 8; The Nayo Jones Experience with Kermit Ruffins, 10 One Eyed Jacks — Blind Texas Marlin, 10 Rock ‘n’ Bowl — West Coast Swing Party, 7 Santos Bar — Electric Citizen, Sweetboy, 8 SideBar — Cyrille Aimee, Shea Pierre, 7; Instant Opus Improvised Music, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 Southport Hall — Doyle, Misled, The Bald Dog Project, 7 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Royal Street Winding Boys, 2; Dominick Grillo & The Frenchmen Streest All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 The Starlight — Brad Webb’s Modern Jazz Mondays, 5; Jambalaya Jam feat. Joshua Benitez Band, 8 Three Muses — Monty Banks, 5; Beth Patterson, Josh Paxton, 8

CLASSICAL/CONCERTS Abita Springs Opry. Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs — The lineup includes Three Rivers Cooperative, Slick Skillet Serenaders jug band, Affordable Blue Grass Act and Cotton Mouth Kings. (985) 892-0711. www.abitaspringsopry.com. $20. 7 p.m. Saturday. Albinas Prizgintas. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. — The organist’s Organ & Labyrinth performance includes selections from baroque to vintage rock, played by candlelight. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Free admission. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Crescent City Chamber Music Festival. Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, 3900 St. Charles Ave. — Five free public concerts and 20 outreach concerts are part of the seven-day music festival in a variety of performance venues, ranging from churches to breweries, with local and visiting musicians. www.crescentcitychambermusicfestival.com. Monday through Oct. 28. Jennifer Koh. Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, University of New Orleans, Lakefront Campus — The Grammy-nominated violinist performs as part of UNO’s Musical Excursions Series. www. musicalexcursions.uno.edu. Tickets $15. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony. The Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way — Violinist Jennifer Koh is the featured performer in a program that includes Stravinsky, Iyer and Mozart. Gemma New conducts. (504) 523-6530. www.lpomusic.com. $20-$140. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Music at Midday. Tulane University, Rogers Memorial Chapel, 1229 Broadway St. — Tenor Drake Dantzler and pianist Victoria Shively perform. Free admission. 12 p.m. Wednesday. Music Under The Oaks. Newman Bandstand, Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St. — The New Orleans Concert Band performs at this series of outdoor concerts. Free admission. 5 p.m. Sunday. Trinity Artist Series. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. — Hazel and the Delta Ramblers perform old-time country and bluegrass music at this weekly event. www.albinas.org. Free admission. 5 p.m. Sunday.

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EVENTS TUESDAY 16 Climate Change lecture. Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Drive — Kathleen Frick Biggins, founder of C-Change and New Orleans native, will speak for the Garden Study Club, New Orleans Town Gardeners and the Junior League Garden Club. 11 a.m. In the Fold. Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave. — The fundraiser for Antenna’s Paper Machine includes food and drinks. www.antenna.works. Tickets $150. 7 p.m.

Night Out Against Crime. St. Charles United Methodist Church, 1905 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan — St. Charles United Methodist Church hosts the event, which includes hot dogs and s’mores in the Pumpkin Patch. (985) 764-8292. www.stcharlesumc.com. Free admission. 5:30 p.m. Paradigm Gardens Concerts. Paradigm Gardens, 1131 S. Rampart St. — There’s live music and chefs from local restaurants prepare dinner in the Central City garden. Beer and cocktails are included. www.paradigmgardensnola.com. Tickets $80. 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 17 New Orleans Film Festival. The festival screens more than 200 films including features, documentaries, short and experimental films at theaters across town, and there are programs for filmmakers. www.neworleansfilmsociety.org. Through Oct. 25. New Orleans Nightmare. New Orleans Nightmare Haunted House, 319 Butterworth St. — Located under the Huey P. Long Bridge, the haunted house features three new attractions and a mini escape room. Recommended for ages 12 and over. www. neworleansnightmare.com. Tickets $19.99$32.99. 7 p.m. Select days through Nov. 3. Paradigm Gardens Pizza & Pies. Paradigm Gardens, 1131 S. Rampart St. — Dine and listen to DJs spin music in the Central City garden. There are pizzas and specialty drinks. www.paradigmgardensnola.com. Tickets $45. 6:30 p.m. Preservation Hall Foundation Legacy Awards. Ace Hotel, Three Keys, 600 Carondelet St. — Lars Edegran, Orange Kellin and other musicians are honored. (504) 3092123. www.preshallfoundation.org. 5 p.m.

THURSDAY 18 Big Book Sale. Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner — The Friends of Jefferson Public Library’s fall sale includes

more than 65,000 items, plus auctions for books, a signed football jersey and more. (504) 455-2665. www.friendsofjeffersonlibrary.org. 10 a.m. Through Sunday. Lecture and Book Signing. Southern Food & Beverage Foundation, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. — The culinary museum celebrates is 10th anniversary with the Contemporary Issues in Food and Drink lecture, and 11 authors sign a variety of food-related books. www.natfab.org. Free admission. 6 p.m. The Mortuary Haunted Mansion. Mortuary Haunted House, 4800 Canal St. — The fright factory marks a dozen years as a den of horror with self-guided tours of the former mortuary. www.themortuary.net. Tickets $30-$125. 7 p.m. Select days through Nov. 3. ‘Tit Rex Parade Show Float Auction. Mag’s 940, 940 Elysian Fields Ave. — The krewe fundraiser features a live auction of minifloats seen in previous parades, and there is food and music. www.titrexparade.com, Admission $5. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY 19 Andouille Festival. St. John Parish Community Center, 2900 Highway 51, LaPlace — The St. John the Baptist Parish festival features three days of music, carnival rides, contests, royalty, smoked sausage dishes and more. www.andouillefestival.com. Admission $1 on Friday (with donation of a canned good), $3 for adults and $1 for children ages 3-12 Saturday and Sunday. 6 p.m. Friday Friday Nights at NOMA. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle — Weekly after-hours parties at the museum feature lectures, music performances, film screenings and more. Free with museum admission. 5 p.m. Oktoberfest. Deutsches Haus, 1700 Moss St. — There’s German beer, food and music at Deutsches Haus in Mid-City. Admission $8. 4 p.m., also Saturday.

PARK(ing) Day. Central Business District, Central Business District — Artists create art installations in downtown parking spaces for the day. www.downtownnola.com. 10 a.m. Scout Island Scream Park. Scouts Island, City Park, 1 Palm Drive — The newest addition to the Crescent City fright portfolio, the park features three attractions, three fright zones, carnival rides and a scare-free zone for kids. VIP opening Oct. 5. www. scoutislandscreampark.com. Tickets $15$79. 6 p.m. Select days through Nov. 3. Violet Oyster Festival. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2621 Colonial Drive, Violet — Grilled oysters and other dishes are the highlights at the annual festival, which also offers live music, carnival rides and games. Free admission. 6 p.m. Through Sunday.

SATURDAY 20 BarCon 4. Bad Wolf Bar & Grill, 5601 4th St. — This annual mini sci-fi convention for all-ages includes vendors, performers, games, crafting and more. www.bardwolfbar.com. $5. 11:30 a.m. Barktoberfest. Dat Dog, 3336 Magazine St. — A dog costume contest, stein-holding, a raffle and hot dogs are part of this benefit for Zeus’ Rescues nonprofit no-kill shelter. www.datdog.com. Noon. Boo Carre Halloween Haunt. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets — Children are encouraged to wear a costume for the event, which includes live music, a craft-making booth and trick-or-treating throughout the French Market area. Free admission. www. frenchmarket.org. 10 a.m. Country Smooth Festival. NOLA Motorsports Park, 11075 Nicolle Blvd., Avondale — This two-day country music festival features Justin Moore, Hunter Hayes and other national and regional acts, plus go-karts and more. www.countrysmoothfest.com. Tickets $60-$110. 11:30 a.m. Also Sunday. PAGE 32

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Crescent City Creative Carnival. Frenchmen Street, various venues — Creative professionals from various industries gather for a one-day event to share skills and information and network. www.crescentcitycreative.com. Admission $12.50$50. 10 a.m. Fall Garden Show. LaSalle Park, 6600 Airline Drive, Metairie — Jefferson Beautification Inc. hosts a show with master gardeners’ talks, experts on several varieties, a plant sale, and more. www.jeffersonbeautification.org. 10 a.m. Ghostly Gallivant Tours. 1850 House, 523 St. Ann St. — The fundraiser for Friends of the Cabildo features self-guided tours through French Quarter courtyards and encounters with historical characters. (504) 523-3939. www.friendsofthecalibdo. org. Tickets $15-$25. Noon. Also Sunday. Iris Plant Sale. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road — The Greater new Orleans Iris Society holds their bare root sale. www.longuevue.com. Free admission. 10 a.m. John McDonogh, Kennedy High Schools 1968. Rock ’n’ Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave. — A joint class reunion for John Mcdonogh and Kennedy High School classes of 1968 (1967 classes also are welcome) features food, beverages, door prizes and bowling. Contact Joyce Genovese at 1068mcdonogh@gmail.com. Tickets $40. 2 p.m. Krewee of Boo Parade. — The annual Halloween parade rolls from Washington Park in Faubourg Marigny through the French Quarter to the Warehouse District. www.kreweofboo.com. 6 p.m. Mac n’ Cheese Fest. Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St. — There is macaroni and cheese, a cooking contest and music in the benefit for the Tres Doux Foundation. www.nolamacncheesefest. com. Free admission. 11 a.m. Monster Mash. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive — Krewe of Boo after-parade party includes food, beverage, costume contests and more. Tickets $20-$1,200. 8 p.m. Motown on the Boulevard. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. — The fundraiser for the Ashe Cultural Arts Center includes music by Michael Baptiste and the Real Sound, Motown sounds, and food and Motown attire is encouraged. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org. $50. 7 p.m. Mourning Customs Reenactment. St. Joseph Plantation, 3535 LA-18, Vacherie — Actors portray former residents of the plantation during the month-long Mouring Tour featuring the customs and rituals of Creole Louisiana in the 1800s. (225) 2654078. www.stjosephplantation.com. Also Sunday. O What a Night!. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St. — Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosts its annual fundraising gala, honoring Coleman E. Adler II and John Alexander, and there are food, drinks and an auction. (504) 5399631. www.ogdenmuseum.org. Tickets $600. 6 p.m. Pink Bike Ride and Glow Party. Federal City, 2500 General Meyer Ave., Algiers — Paint District 7 Pink is a benefit for the Constance Carter Foundation, which fights breast and ovarian cancers. There

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PREVIEW The Pillowman BY WILL COVIELLO IRISH PLAYWRIGHT and screenwriter Martin McDonagh’s work often focuses on violent subjects, some of which are deflected by his sharp writing and dark sense of humor. His screenwriting credits include “Three Michael Joel Bartelle, Michael Aaron Santos, Meredith Billboards Outside Owens and James Bartelle star in “The Pillowman.” Ebbing, Missouri” (about the rape and murder of a teenage girl) and “Seven Psychopaths” (which includes pet abductions and psychopaths confessing crimes to a writer looking for ideas). In his drama “A Behanding in Spokane,” which The NOLA Project presented in 2012, a suitcase flew open, sending severed hands flying into the front row of seats in a story about a man searching for his missing hand. The NOLA Project also produced McDonagh’s “The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” a black comedy in which a violent political activist seeks vengeance when he believes his cat has been murdered. In “The Pillowman,” which won the Olivier Award for Best New Play when it premiered in London, a writer is detained by police in an authoritarian state. The officers suspect him of horrible crimes, because recent murders resemble fairy tales the writer has published. The writer doesn’t believe what the interrogators say, and pleads that his own work is all fabricated. What spills out is a darkly comic drama about the power of storytelling. The NOLA Project’s Mark Routhier directs James Bartelle, Michael Aaron Santos, Meredith Owens, Michael Joel Bartelle and others. Tickets $33-$38. At 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18-Nov. 3. Lusher’s Lion’s Gate Theater, 5624 Freret St.; www.nolaproject.com.

is food, health screenings and more. Register at www.troycarter.us. 6 p.m. Swamp Science Fest. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero — Hands-on activities, walks, talks and more are part of this learning adventure in the Barataria Preserve. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10. www.nps.gov/ jela. Free admission. 11 a.m. Saturday. Trunk or Treat. St. Charles United Methodist Church, 1905 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan — St. Charles United Methodist Church hosts a Halloween fete with trick-or-treating in the parking lot, food and movies. (985) 764-8292. www.stcharlesumc.com. Free admission. 6 p.m. Whisperings. Covington Cemetery No. 1, 600 N. Columbia St., Covington — Covington Cemetery’s Living History Tour explores the burial ground. The tour is suggested for guests 12 years old and up. (985) 892-1873. www.bontempstix.com. $20. 5 p.m. Zombie Run. Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, 701 Tchoupitoulas St. — Krewe of Boo stages a pre-Halloween run, with costumes encouraged, through the Warehouse District. www.neworleanszombierun.com. Registration $20-$75. 9 a.m.

SUNDAY 21 Dachshund Race Costume Contest and Oktoberfest. Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 57210 Allen Road, Slidell — Canine races, food, family activities and arts and crafts all are part of this October event.

(985) 846-1877. www.logslidell.com. Free admission. 2 p.m. Fete du Jardin. Pitot House, 1440 Moss St. — Big Fun on the Bayou is the theme for this fundraiser for the Louisiana Landmarks Society, which includes food, drinks and dancing along the banks of Bayou St. John. (504) 482-0312. www.louisianalandmarks.org. $35-$75. 4 p.m. Halloween Costume Boo-tique. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave. — The Threadhead Cultural Foundation presents the annual costume market with designers, milliners, costumers, mask-makers and other vendors. 11 a.m. Restoration Service. St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave. — Good Shepherd Parish will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for the completion of the the St. Stephen Church restoration. A reception follows. (504) 899-1378. 10:30 a.m. The Soiree. Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St. — This benefit for the Epilepsy Alliance Louisiana includes silent and live auctions, live music and food and beverages. (800) 960-0587. www.epilepsylouisiana.org. $75-$100. 6 p.m. Tour de Jefferson and LiveWell Fest. Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie — LiveWell Fest follows the 12th annual Tour de Jefferson bike ride and fun run with live music, drop-in exercise classes, massages, food vendors, a marketplace and a kids’ zone. The tour offers routes of 13, 28 and 42 miles and draws bike riders from around the country. Free admission. 10 a.m.


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BOOKS Anne Boyd Rioux. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. — The author discusses her latest book “Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy — The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters.” www.jplibrary. net. Free admission. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Anne Lamott. St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, 7100 St. Charles Ave. — The author speaks for the Mabel Palmer Lectures and discusses her book, “Almost Everything — Notes on Home.” Tickets are required and include a copy of the book. www.octaviabooks.com. Tickets $53.03. 6 p.m. Saturday. Apricot Irving. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St. — Lavinia Spalding interviews Apricot Irving about her book, “The Gospel of Trees,” about growing up as the daughter of a missionary in Haiti. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com. 6 p.m. Tuesday. C. Morgan Babst. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. — The author discusses her book “The Floating World” with Anne Gisleson. www.octaviabooks.com. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Erin Entrada Kelly. St. Tammany Parish Library, Causeway Branch, 3457 Highway 190, Mandeville — The Newberry Medal Award-winner and author of “You Go First” discusses her books. Free admission. 7 p.m. Sunday. Florence Dore. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. — The author discusses her book, “Novel Sounds — Southern Fiction In the Age of Rock and Roll.” www.octaviabooks.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday. Kathryn Lasky. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. — The author discusses her books, “Bears Of the Ice — The Quest for The Cubs,” and “Bears of the Ice — The Den of Forever Frost.” www.octaviabooks.com. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Ken Foster and Traer Scott. Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave. — The author and photographer discuss their book, “City of Dogs — New York Dogs, Their Neighborhoods, and The People Who Love Them.” Octavia Books will sell copies of the book. www.octaviabooks.com. 7 p.m. Thursday. Kiese Laynom. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St. — The author in conversation with Maurice Carlos Ruffin, discusses Heavy — An American Memoir, the work about growing up a hard-headed black son to a brilliant black mother in Jackson, Miss. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com. 6 p.m. Thursday. Michael Allen Zell. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St. — The author discusses “City Krystal Soulman,” the latest in his series of novels featuring criminologist Bobby Delery. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mohan Ambikaipaker. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, 6823 St. Charles Ave. — Book launch for “Political

Blackness in Multiracial Britain,” includes music, a reading and commentary. Free admission. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Robert L. Bob Livingston Jr. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St. — The former congressman and speaker-elect of the House of Representatives discusses his memoir, “The Windmill Chaser — Triumphs and Less in American Politics.” www.gardendistrictbookshop. com. 6 p.m. Friday. Sybil Haydel Morial. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. — The author and former first lady of New Orleans discusses her book, “Witness to Change — From Jim Crow to Political Empowerment.” www.octaviabooks.com. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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FILM FILM FESTIVALS New Orleans Film Festival — The 29th annual film festival has regional premieres and panels through Oct. 25. Feature film screenings include “Green Book,” “Wildlife” and “Widows.” Contemporary Arts Center, The New Orleans Advocate, The Broad Theater, Prytania Theatre, Orpheum Theater.

OPENINGS “Five Fingers for Marseilles” — A young man kills two corrupt police officers in a South African shanty town in this Western-style thriller. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center. “Halloween” (2018) (R) — Set 40 years after the original, masked murderer Michael Myers returns to face Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) in this latest edition of the horror movie from director David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express”). AMC Dine-In Clearview Palace 12, AMC Elmwood Palace 20, AMC Westbank Palace 16, The Broad Theater, Chalmette Movies, Cinebarre Canal Place 9, The Grand 16 Slidell, Movie Tavern Northshore, Regal Covington Stadium 14, Regal Grand Esplanade 14 P& GPX. “The Oath” (R) — Ike Barinholtz wrote and directed this black comedy about a man struggling with his politically divided family during Thanksgiving. Tiffany Haddish co-stars. Cinebarre Canal Place 9. “Summer ‘03” — A grandmother unveils secrets on her deathbed leaving a 16-yearold girl and her family reeling in this comedy. Joey King and Andrea Savage star. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center.

NOW SHOWING “First Man” (PG-13) — Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in this drama from director Damien Chazelle (“La La Land,” “Whiplash”). Prytania Theatre. “The Hate U Give” (PG-13) — Amandla Stenberg and Regina Hall star in this drama about a woman who witnesses her best friend’s death at the hands of a police officer. Based on Angie Thomas’ best-selling book. AMC Dine-In Clearview Palace 12, AMC Westbank Palace 16, The Broad Theater, Chalmette Movies, Cinebarre Canal Place 9, The Grand 16 Slidell, Regal Covington Stadium 14, Regal Grand Esplanade 14 P& GPX. PAGE 35

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Peter Pan. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie — Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents the musical of Peter, Tinkerbell, Wendy, Capt. Hook and Neverland with memorable numbers including “I’m Flying,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “I’ve Got to Crow.” www.jpas.org. Tickets $20-$60. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

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“Hurricane on the Bayou” — The story of Hurricane Katrina and the effect of Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands on hurricane protection. Entergy Giant Screen Theater. “Oceans — Our Blue Planet 3D” — This BBC Earth film transports audiences to the depths of the globe’s waters. Entergy Giant Screen Theater. “Wild Africa 3D” — Journey across one of the world’s wildest continents in this BBC Earth documentary. Entergy Giant Screen Theater.

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DANCE Dance Theatre of Harlem. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St. — New Orleans Ballet Association presents the world-renownd New York dance company with four guest artists from NOBA’s Center for dance. (504) 522-0996, ext. 201. www.nobadance.com. Tickets $35. 8 p.m. Monday. Flatley Lord of the Dance — Dangerous Games. Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St — The tour marks the 20th anniversary of Michael Flately’s rise to fame with Irish stepdancing. The show features dance, music, special effects and more. www.saengernola.com. Tickets $29-$79. 8 p.m. Thursday. The Power of Indian Dance and Music. Loyola University New Orleans, Monroe Hall, Nunemaker Auditorium, 6363 St. Charles Ave. — The Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans presents three art forms of North India in collaboration, featuring Sougata Roy Chowdhury, Labonee Mohanta and Andrew McClean. www. iacneworleans.com. Tickets $5-$50. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

OPERA Les Lions de la Reconstruction. Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St. — “The Lions of Reconstruction — From Black Codes to the Ballot Box” is OperaCreole’s new work about free people of color, including composers and freedom fighters, in the 19th century. www.marignyoperahouse.org. Tickets $30-$40. 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

COMEDY Bear with Me. Twelve Mile Limit, 500 S. Telemachus St. — Laura Sanders and Kate Mason host an open-mic comedy

show. Sign-up at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Monday. Brown Improv. Waloo’s, 1300 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie — New Orleans’ longest-running comedy group performs. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Comedy Beast. Howlin’ Wolf (Den), 901 S. Peters St. — Vincent Zambon and Cyrus Cooper host a stand-up comedy show. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Comedy Catastrophe. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St. — Cassidy Henehan hosts a stand-up show. 10 p.m. Tuesday. Comedy F—k Yeah. Dragon’s Den (upstairs), 435 Esplanade Ave. — Vincent Zambon and Mary-Devon Dupuy host a stand-up show. 8:30 p.m. Friday. Comedy Gold. House of Blues (Big Mama’s Lounge), 229 Decatur St. — Leon Blanda hosts a stand-up showcase of local and traveling comics. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Comedy Gumbeaux. Howlin’ Wolf (Den), 901 S. Peters St. — Frederick RedBean Plunkett hosts an open-mic stand-up show. 8 p.m. Thursday. Comic Strip. Siberia Lounge, 2227 St. Claude Ave. — Chris Lane hosts the standup comedy open mic with burlesque interludes. 9:30 p.m. Monday. Crescent Fresh. Dragon’s Den (upstairs), 435 Esplanade Ave. — Ted Orphan and Geoffrey Gauchet host the stand-up comedy open mic. Sign-up at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Thursday. Hannibal Buress. Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St. — Comedian, writer, podcast host and actor Buress performs stand-up comedy. www.saengernola.com. Tickets $40-$45. 8 p.m. Saturday. Jackie Jacki Amy Tami. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave. — Free admission. 9:30 p.m. Friday. Kevin Hart. The Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive — Comedian Kevin Hart brings his “Irresponsible” tour to New Orleans. 7 p.m. Thursday. Lights Up. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave. — This group performs an hour of improv comedy. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday. Local Uproar. The AllWays Lounge & Theater, 2240 St. Claude Ave. — Paul Oswell and Benjamin Hoffman host a stand-up comedy showcase with free food and ice cream. 8 p.m. Saturday. Mainstage Improv Comedy + Traning Camp. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave. — The New Movement’s mainstage cast returns for an frills improve set. Tickets $7-$10. 7 p.m. Saturday. NOLA Comedy Hour. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave. — Duncan Pace hosts an open mic. Sign-up at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Sunday. Night Church. Sidney’s Saloon, 1200 St. Bernard Ave. — Benjamin Hoffman and Paul Oswell host a stand-up show, and there’s free ice cream. 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The Spontaneous Show. Bar Redux, 801 Poland Ave. — Young Funny comedians present the stand-up comedy show and open mic. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Think You’re Funny?. Carrollton Station Bar and Music Club, 8140 Willow St. — Brothers Cassidy and Mickey Henehan host an open mic. Sign-up at 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday. Vin Drole. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave. — Wine-inspired comedy follows a wine tasting. Free admission. 7 p.m. Thursday.


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REVIEW ‘Passage’ BY D. ERIC BOOKHARDT “JESUS WAS A SAILOR when he walked upon the water... only drowning men could see him.” So opined Leonard Cohen in his epochal 1967 ballad “Suzanne.” Similarly, the historical Buddha often is depicted serenely floating on a lotus flower. If spirituality is so closely linked with water, New Orleans may be the most spiritual city in America. If that sounds far fetched, this “Passage” expo at Callan Contemporary gallery extends Raine Bedsole’s long exploration of spirit vessels that, like New Orleans itself, can seem magically suspended in a sea of humidity. So what are we to make of this armada of welded bronze, copper and steel pirogues that float in space much the way deceased Egyptian pharaohs were envisioned sailing across the night sky in buoyant Nile barques? These are hardly uncharted waters for Bedsole, for whom these skeletal vessels have been a consistent theme, but each iteration reveals new facets of her ongoing investigation via new tidal currents of connections. Here, the spindly crosshatching of “Lachesis” looks like a Native American canoe and suggests both the veinous expanses of banana tree leaves and the gossamer wings of vintage airplanes. Likewise, the swampy streamers dripping from the skeletal “Maia” suggest bejeweled root systems that blur the boundaries between the earth and the sea and a perspective beyond the all-consuming currents of techno-minutiae that the 21st century imposes upon us. Indeed, contemporary techno-minutiae is just the latest version of a very old story that once was summarized succinctly by a late lawyer friend of mine: “Life is a hustle.” But, as the Buddha, Jesus, Taoist sages and saints of all stripes might agree, just beyond the latest hustle is a chill space where the connectivity exceeds whatever is available on your smartphone. Those broader and more supportive currents are silently yet resonantly conveyed in Bedsole’s “Philosophers I-IV” (pictured), as the Buddhas seem to float on lotus petals amid climbing vines in a realm where addictive algorithms melt into the oceanic currents of the cosmos. Or as Bedsole says, “When I have dreams of flying, I am always in a boat.” Through Oct. 29. Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; www.callancontemporary.com.

ART HAPPENINGS Auseklis Ozols lecture. St. Joseph Abbey Church, 75376 River Road, St. Benedict — The founder and director of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts lectures for the Guild of St. Luke, a membership outreach program at Abbey Art Works. www.saintjosephabbey.com/guild-of-stluke. Tickets $25. 2 p.m. Thursday. Champagne & Art Tours. The Jung Hotel & Residences, 1500 Canal St. — Free Champagne accompanies a weekly tour of the hotel’s commissioned artworks. 5 p.m. Friday. New Orleans Obituaries & Mourning. Hermann-Grima House courtyard, 820 St Louis St. — Hermann-Grima House offers a look at death with writer John Pope reading from “Getting Off at Elysian Fields” to mark the opening of the Mourning Exhibition which explores Creole mourning customs of the 1800s. (504)

274-0750. www.hgghh.org. Tickets $10 advance, $12 door. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Sally Heller artist talk. Stone Auditorium, Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center — The artist discusses her installation “Mind Over Mayhem,” done in conjunction with Tulane University studio art students. (504) 314-2228. www.carrollgallery. tulane.edu. 6 p.m. Thursday.

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43 E-address 88 You, in German 44 Sci-fi travel facilitators 89 Many laptops 45 Inedible kind of 93 British island in orange Polynesia 46 Suffix with 116-Across 95 Film providing a 47 Answer to “Are you?” factual report, for 48 Teases mercilessly short 49 Give a thrill 97 Tax-filing pro 51 Conductor Arturo 98 Rd. relatives 52 Film award 99 Piece of mail: Abbr. 53 Jays’ places 101 Riddle 57 “Girl Code” channel 102 Highest peak in N.Z. 58 Dramatist Clifford 105 Copier stuff 61 In — (agitated) 106 Application 63 Bar none 107 Martin Van — 64 Examined before 108 Bridges of film robbing 109 Rhea relative 66 “— a jealous 111 Moms’ sisters, say mistress” 112 Cyst, e.g. 67 “1984” novelist 113 — Island (old immiGeorge gration point) 70 LP players of old 114 Give a false story 71 Plant swelling 115 Spacek of “The River” 73 Earthy hue, to Brits 116 With 128-Across, 74 Explorer Hernando earn wages 76 Seeded 118 Falco of TV 79 1940s pres. 122 DiFranco of song 82 Hopi abode 123 The Rams’ gridiron gp. 84 Speakers’ platforms 124 — -Magnon 85 Ending for Siam 125 Ending for cash 86 Zeta follower 126 Abode: Abbr.

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920 POEYFARRE, #170

Upgraded Irish Channel cottage with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths & a large office loft. High Ceilings, wood floors and a cute rear yard in an excellent Irish Channel location. $439,000

Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission for more than 35 years with offices in New Orleans, LA 70130

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

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT COMMERCIAL/METAIRIE FOR LEASE METAIRIE

4634 W. Esplanade Ave. 1,800 SQ. FT. $1,800/month + deposit. Call Audler’s Jewelers 504-889-5597

3120 PALMYRA ST

Renov 1/2 dbl, 1bdrm 1ba, hdwd flrs, w/d, refrig, stove, ceil fans, water pd. $850/mo + dep. Call 504-899-5544.

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT LIVE IN HEART OF UPTOWN Spacious home on Camp near Jefferson Ave., 3bdrm/2ba. Great neighborhood, $2500/mo. Call Emilie Reilly with Gardner Realtors 504-232-4279.

WALKING DISTANCE TO TULANE!

3br/2ba duplex,up and down avail;off-str parking,w/d on property,pets ok. Call Chris (504) 615-5997.

LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT 1/2 BLOCK TO MAGAZINE

1 & 2 Bedrooms available in ideal location and ROOMS BY THE MONTH. 1 BR, private bath. All utilities included. $180/week. Call (504) 202-0381 for appointment.

SERVICES Do you need a good Caregiver or Housekeeper?

Dependable • Experience Loving care for your loved ones A great cleaning for your home. Call Ms. Burrell - 504.419.5003.

FOR SALE SMALL SPACE

CALL 483-3100 GAMBIT EXCHANGE

PIZZA MAKER

BARTENDER

DOUGH TOSSING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

2 YEARS BARTENDING AND FOOD SERVICE DAY BARTENDER

Two (2) separate renovated cottages on a large 48 x 127 Lot in an excellent Marigny location. Main house is a 2 bedroom camelback and 2nd cottage is a 2 bedroom rental. Off street parking for several cars and room for a pool in the rear. $845,000

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

French Quarter Realty 1041 Esplanade MON-FRI 8:30-5

949-5400 FOR RENT

528 St. Louis #2 1/1 Pvt street balc, exc loc, hdwd flrs, w/d in unit .................................................................. $1850 224 Chartres 3 units avail, 1-3 beds, reno’d, elevator access, ctyd, great loc starting at .......................... $2750 231 Burgundy #31/1 negotiable rate depending on whether utilities paid by owner or tenant ............. $1400-1500 1823 Gen Taylor 2/1 shotgun double w/reno’d kit & bath. Porch and back yard. Great loc! ............................... $1350 7120 Neptune Ct. 4/2 hdwd flrs, cent a/h, alarm sys, ss apps, w/d in unit & 2 car garage ............................. $2800 3924 State Street 3/3 open flrpln, 2bds/2ba up, master suite down w/4th bd off master ............................. $2750 618 Fern 2/1 hdwd flrs, w/d on site, nat light, shared backyard, close to universities ........................................ $1250

FOR SALE 920 S. Carrollton #K 2/2 newly renovated, great location in a non flood zone ....................................................... $289,000 4913-15 Laurel 4/2 reno opp in great loc. Original wd flrs, fireplaces and mantles.........................................$360,000 920 St. Louis #6 2/1.5 elevator, lrg windows, berm suites w/full baths, hdwd flrs, w/d in unit....................$895,000 2216 Wirth Place 4/3 2 sunrooms, lots of windows, flowing flrpln, wd flrs, porch & yard! Fin basement ...... $529,000 3320 Banks 4/3 Beautifully restored Duplex w/Upper&Lower apt. hdwd flrs. single fam or can be 2 sep units w/sep entrances. Large back yard w/shed ..................... $399,000 8914 Cohn 2/2 Freshly reno’d& ready to move in! Orig hdwd flrs, new energy efficient windows, cute front porch! Off str prkng & fully fenced yd w/ deck. Full kit. ...$255,000 2506 Octavia 4/3.5 split level 2 beds up and living, 2 beds w/en suite baths down and fam rm, POOL ........ $745,000 707-09 Mandeville 4/2 each unit feats Hdwd Flrs, Hi Ceils, Cent A/H, Laundry, Wet bar in living rm, 2 Beds/1 Ba and a private courtyard! ............................................ $419,999 1022 St. Peter #207 2/1.5 Pkng, Pool, lovely crtyrds. Spacious master suite. 2 small twin loft beds for guests or kids. Stacked w/d. garage covered off street parking. $465,000 1213 Kerlerec 2/1 Charming cottage w/wd flrs. Archit. details include plaster walls, arched doorways. Screened in porch and quaint courtyard style backyard. Driveway. .. $285,000

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Apply in person Mon-Fri, 12 noon - 5 pm 141 N. Carrollton Ave.

Lakeview

Locally owned & serving the New Orleans area for over 25 years

MJ’s Celebrate NOLA

CLEANING SERVICE

RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL AFTER CONSTRUCTION CLEANING HOLIDAY CLEANING LIGHT/GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING HEAVY DUTY CLEANING

Susana Palma

NOLA Inside-Out Umbrella $27.99 Canvas Tote Bag $14.99

lakeviewcleaningllc@yahoo.com Fully Insured & Bonded

504-250-0884 504-309-6662

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Cleaning Service

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Tricentennial Sterling Silver Pendant $19.99

cleaning needs!

Holiday Cleaning After Construction Cleaning Residential & Commercial Licensed & Bonded

504-232-5554 504-831-0606

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MID-CITY

Experienced

2460 BURGUNDY STREET

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > O C TO B E R 1 6 - 2 2 > 2 0 1 8

Ground floor 1 bedroom, 1 bath fully furnished and turnkey at the ever popular Cotton Mill. Pool, patio & gym in one of the best warehouse district addresses. $319,000.

3021 ANNUNCIATION ST.


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