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Mark McGrain album release

Hidden exposure

THU. FEB. 15 | For his new album Love, Time, and Divination, trombonist Mark McGrain mixes original compositions and jazz standards, backed by pianist Matt Lemmler, bassist James Singleton and vocalist John Boutte. He’s joined by guitarist Todd Duke for shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor.

A dance performance and photo book premiere at Art Klub

Why? and Open Mike Eagle

BY WILL COVIELLO

THU. FEB. 15 | Bouncing back with 2017’s Moh Lhean, Yoni Wolf’s genre-defying vessel for hip-hop and psychedelic-inspired arrangements sounds as ageless and curiously captivating as it did in its 2000s heyday. He finds his match in 2018 counterpart Open Mike Eagle, whose acclaimed Brick Body Kids Still Daydream is his personal and political mind warp. At 8 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.

CHOREOGRAPHER MERYL MURMAN’S

Ways of Forgetting had a successful run in Los Angeles in 2014, and she’s halfway through making it into a feature film. The original piece had dancers play seven people trying to make personal connections in a society whose workings tend to leave people feeling lonely. The film combines the poetic abstract movement of the original piece with Murman’s inspirations from graphic novels and martial arts. While working on the film with cinematographer Nick Shamblott, they discovered something in still photos. As they examined screen grabs from the film, they noticed frozen moments of action, marked by photographic motion blur and captured poses by the dancers. “We’re used to seeing motion in a certain way, but the photos revealed this aspect of the motion or action that’s lost to the human eye,” Murman says. “From a choreographic perspective, there is all this labor that goes into a movement, but it’s rendered invisible. To be able to trace that is fascinating — to trace the tempos of the body in motion.” Those photos became the inspiration for Light Moving Through Time, the name of a dance piece and a book of photos that debut Feb. 17 at Art Klub. The performance also includes choreographer Ann Glaviano’s Known Mass: St. Maurice, a dance installation. Shamblott moved to New Orleans to work in the film industry and has served as a cinematographer for independent films, music videos and commercials. Much of his work involves technical controls, such as measuring and adjusting light exposure. As he and Murman explored movement on film, they experimented with time exposures and looked at individual variables they could control. Using film instead of a digital camera also required precision as they filmed

TUE. FEB. 13 | Varla Jean Merman hosts the 54th annual Bourbon Street Awards, a costume contest that often includes lavish costumes from gay Carnival krewe’s tableau balls. At noon at the corner of St. Ann and Dauphine streets.

movement in exposures lasting a half-second to eight seconds. They identified terms that accounted for both dance and photography. “We needed a language because we were trying to change one variable at a time,” Shamblott says. “We might alter a movement or one of the camera settings. You can go back and see the cause and effect.” Those terms are the basis of Light Moving Through Time, which features 10 short pieces by a single dancer, Doron Perk, accompanied by percussionist Roy Yosef Timinaker. The opening piece is built around the concept of flatness and what it means in terms of flat camera angles, flat notes and flat planes for the dancer to adhere to or break. Dances explore acceleration, inversion and other concepts Murman and Shamblott focused on while photographing movement. Shamblott’s book includes 30 blackand-white photographs capturing a dancer’s motion. He will have a limited number of copies for sale at the show, and it will be available in a few local bookstores. Glaviano’s piece is inspired by the 2008 closure of her family’s church following Hurricane Katrina, when the Archdiocese of New Orleans chose not to repair and reopen it. She had former

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Doron Perk and percussionist Roy Yosef Timinaker perform Light Moving Through Time. PH OTO BY CH E RY L G E R B E R

parishioners share their memories of the church, including her father’s story of fainting at the altar during his wedding. Her piece features dancers positioned around Art Klub’s space, recreating some of the memories of the community. The work culminates Murman’s project as an artist in residence at Art Klub. She has curated dance pieces, including Glaviano’s, and held events and workshops for artists in different disciplines. Art Klub offers threeweek to four-month residencies for local and visiting artists to devote to working (not necessarily finishing a final piece) and to give exposure to other artists and their artforms.

A Tribute to Nina Simone feat. Ledisi and NOJO FRI. FEB. 16 | Before 12-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Ledisi takes her emotional tribute to Nina Simone to New York’s Apollo Theater next month, she’s joined by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and hosts Soledad O’Brien and the PowHERful Foundation at 7:30 p.m. at the New Orleans Jazz Market.

Pedro the Lion FRI. FEB. 16 | Fourteen years after their last release, Achilles Heel (Jade Tree), David Bazan’s self-flagellating indie-rock crew is giving it another go. If he thought the world was troubled in 2004, what depths might 2018 plumb? Marie/Lepanto opens at 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.

Julie Odell SUN. FEB. 18 | The former Giant Cloud frontwoman is among New Orleans’ most devastatingly personal stage performers, capable of flooring audiences with a full-throated belt or a cracked whisper. “Strange Endangered Bird” indeed. Kathryn Rose Wood opens at 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.

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The number of ‘gutter buddies’ that blocked beads from getting into storm drains

Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lattimore

were named NFL offensive rookie and defensive rookie of the year, respectively, by the Associated Press at the annual NFL Honors. The laurels made the New Orleans Saints the second team in NFL history to have two players win the awards in the same season. Kamara is a running back for the New Orleans Saints and Lattimore is a cornerback. PHOTO BY ALEX WOODWARD

BYWATER’S SUN YARD HOTEL ON HOLD UNTIL MARCH Leah Chase was named Humanist of the Year by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH). “Her life accomplishments certainly make her deserving of this recognition,” LEH Executive Director Miranda Restovic said in a statement, “but it is also her compassion and generosity, her humanity, which is instantly felt by all who are lucky enough to be in her presence.” Chase will be honored in May at the LEH’s annual Bright Lights Awards Dinner.

AccuWeather sent an emergency alert to many cellphones Feb. 6, falsely saying there was a tsunami warning for New Orleans (as well as many other Gulf Coast and West Coast cities). The private company mistook a routine test of the National Weather Service (NWS) alert system as the real thing. AccuWeather later blamed the NWS, saying the message was miscoded (a claim The Washington Post debunked) and saying AccuWeather computers had “sophisticated algorithms” — though not sophisticated enough, apparently.

The New Orleans City Planning Commission (CPC) has deferred action on zoning plans for the proposed Sun Yard hotel on St. Claude Avenue in Bywater, buying more time for developers to amend their plans or work with the CPC on a compromise. The CPC decided last week to delay action on the plans until its March 13 meeting. As the CPC heard from the developers’ attorney Justin Schmidt Feb. 6, more than two dozen opponents in the crowd held signs that read “NO” or depicted a hand blocking a sun, an image that followed a campaign among residents and advocates to “Block out the Sun Yard.” Developers Liz Solms and Giuliano Pignataro plan to turn the former Truck Farm space and neighboring properties on the lot into a 37-room hotel with a bar, restaurant and pool and a parking lot across the street. More than 30 letters opposing the project were attached to a recent CPC staff report, which outlined several provisos developers need to include in order to meet conditions for approval, including scrapping plans for a parking lot on the other side of St. Claude. “There’s a lot of questions that remain open that were raised in the staff report,” said Schmidt, who asked for deferral to have an “opportunity over the next few weeks before the next meeting to clarify those.” Michael Esealuka, a former resident of the proposed site whose lease was not renewed by the property’s owners, said the development will have a “ripple effect” with higher rents and property taxes throughout the area and will “continue the process of gentrification pushing New Orleanians out of neighborhoods.” “We are proud residents who want the city to grow and thrive, but we want developments that put community first,” Esealuka said. “It’s not the right thing for this neighborhood,” said artist and musician Miss Pussycat (aka Panacea Theriac). She suggested the CPC consider the successes and failures of similar commercial developments in progress before committing to another one. “This could be a big failure,” she said. “We waited 12 years for a grocery store in this neighborhood. We can wait longer.” PAGE 8

AFTER THE NEW ORLEANS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS pulled more than 7 million pounds of debris from storm drains over the last several months, the city installed 200 orange “gutter buddies” along parade routes to prevent discarded Mardi Gras throws from blocking the drains. More than 90,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads along the St. Charles Avenue parade route alone were hauled from that 7 million pounds of garbage. At press time, nearly 15,000 people had signed an online petition calling on the city to ban Mardi Gras beads, or require krewes to throw “biodegradable, non-toxic beads” instead. — ALEX WOODWARD

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Quote of the week “I think confidence is silent and insecurity is loud. America is the most powerful country in all of human history; you don’t need to show it off.” — U.S. Sen. John Neely Kennedy, reacting to President Donald Trump’s order to stage a Washington, D.C. parade to “show our military strength.” Kennedy threw more cold water on the idea: “We’re not North Korea, we’re not Russia and we’re not China, and I don’t want to be. And for that reason, I would be against flaunting our strength. We don’t need to. Everybody knows we have it.”

Landrieu’s Confederate monument book gets first review; March book tour taking shape Mitch Landrieu’s memoir and reflection on race relations and the Confederate monument flap, In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, will be published March 20, but the book’s first big review was issued last week by Kirkus, which called it “a powerful, welcome manifesto in the cause of a new and better South — and a ‘better America’”: “Landrieu charts his family’s long history of racial fairness; his father, as he recalls, ‘voted against [29] Jim Crow laws at the [Louisiana] legislature in 1960,’ falling afoul of the segregationist leadership. The author concludes by noting that while the tide seems to be turning, the conflict endures, with ‘domestic terrorism’ afoot as ‘part of the hohum racism that eats through our country every day.’” Some of the first dates of a book tour are March 26 in Atlanta, March 28 in Philadelphia and March 29 in Washington, D.C. Gambit requested Landrieu’s full book tour schedule from the mayor’s publisher Viking Press, but Viking/Penguin Director of Publicity Louise Braverman said the publisher is “still working on a schedule.”

Public comment needed on RTA pedestrian bridge The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will host a meeting in Algiers soliciting public input about a forthcoming pedestrian bridge over the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad tracks near the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. The meeting, which was rescheduled from a planned date during

Mayour Mitch Landrieu set for book tour. P H OTO C O U R T E S Y C I T Y O F N E W O R L E A N S

January’s deep freeze, is the second of two sessions seeking public comments about the project. The bridge will help ferry riders get to and from the new ferry terminal, which is scheduled to be completed over the next 12 to 14 months. The meeting takes place at Algiers Auditorium (2485 Guadalcanal St., Algiers) at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19.

buildings with apartments and runs along the levee between Brooklyn Avenue and Socrates and De Armas streets. Opponents fear the project’s size and density is out of character for the neighborhood.

City Council to consider Algiers development plans

Gov. John Bel Edwards has summoned Louisiana lawmakers for a special legislative session to help solve the state’s fiscal crisis. It’s the fifth special session within the last two years and is tasked with finding a solution to the state’s nearly $1 billion budget shortfall. The session runs Feb. 19 to March 7, just days before the Legislature convenes for its regular session March 12. The looming “fiscal cliff” is the result of $1 billion in taxes that expire in July. Republican lawmakers largely have rejected Edwards’ proposal, and the state could end up making significant cuts to the TOPS college scholarship program, hospitals and programs for mental health and people with disabilities.

The New Orleans City Council will consider whether to approve construction plans for a 354-unit mixed-use development along the Mississippi River in Algiers. The New Orleans City Planning Commission (CPC) did not reach a unanimous vote Feb. 6 to support the project being developed by River Street Ventures, so the proposal heads to the City Council without a recommendation from the CPC about its fate. More than two dozen people showed up to the meeting to voice their concerns about the project, which also is opposed by the Algiers Riverview Association and the Algiers Point Association. The project includes four eight-story

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WHEN THE NEW ORLEANS CITY COUNCIL CAME UP WITH A COMPREHENSIVE POLICY ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS (STRs) in 2016, both the

council and the STR industry hailed it as a landmark agreement. The new regulations called for Airbnb and similar STR services to share data with the city to expedite licenses (and collect fees), and it put the French Quarter off limits to STRs. Those developments were spun as major positives by Mayor Mitch Landrieu and some council members. Landrieu said New Orleans now was “a model for other cities trying to limit, regulate and tax short-term rental platforms.” Councilman At Large Jason Williams said, oddly, “Although it may not feel like it, today was a win for those who are completely against whole-home rentals.” It’s now more than a year into the experiment, and it’s clear the council plan didn’t feel like a win — because it wasn’t one. Last September, Gambit published a story about an email from the Alliance for Neighborhood Prosperity (ANP), the local STR lobby organization, to its members, in which ANP spelled out its support for an “expanded footprint of inclusion and increases in both day count and occupancy permitted.” The email said the STR industry wants to lift the current ban on STRs in the French Quarter, increase the number of beds allowed citywide and double the number of nights a property could be used as an STR from 90 to 180 a year. Lo and behold, ANP now has proposed changing the current ordinance to include all those expansions. ANP’s goals haven’t changed. What’s about to change is the makeup of the New Orleans City Council.

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Four current council members will be leaving. Among the replacements will be Joe Giarrusso III in District A and Kristin Gisleson Palmer in District C (which includes the French Quarter), both of whom ran in part on opposition to STR expansion. They may take a leaf from returning District D Councilman Jared Brossett, the sole dissenting vote on the original proposal, who wants to tie each STR license to a homestead exemption to prevent absentee landlords from turning residential neighborhoods into de facto hotel districts. Brossett’s concern was prescient; absentee landlordism is exactly what has happened. Meanwhile, exempting the French Quarter from STRs has, predictably, pushed STRs into surrounding neighborhoods. According to research done by The Lens, one in 10 homes in the Faubourg Marigny now is an STR, and in one block of Treme, 10 of the 16 houses are STRs. Opening up the Quarter to STRs will not take the pressure off surrounding neighborhoods. It likely will produce a gold rush of STR permit requests in the Quarter, which only has 2,635 households, according to the 2010 census. Former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Huey Long famously declared “every man a king,” but expanding STRs even further could make every homeowner a hotelier. The current council has given little indication it intends to take up STRs in the less than three months that remain before the new council takes office. That’s good, because our current STR ordinance definitely needs change — but not expansion.

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While on a road trip through St. Charles Parish recently, I wondered about the origin of some place names: Destrehan, Hahnville, Luling and Norco. Were they named for people, places or things?

Dear reader, Most of the towns and subdivisions that make up St. Charles Parish were created from lands that were plantations during the 18th and 19th centuries. Hahnville, the center of parish government and location of the St. Charles Parish Courthouse, is named for George Michael Decker Hahn, who was governor of Louisiana for one year near the end of the Civil War (1864-65). Born in Germany, he immigrated to New York with his family before settling in New Orleans in 1840. He served as a U.S. congressman, senator, state attorney general and judge. In 1872, Hahn retired to St. Charles Parish, estab-

lished a sugar plantation and laid out the streets for a village he called Hahnville. He also became active in local politics in St. Charles before his death in 1886. Destrehan is named for Jean Noel Destrehan, son of the royal treasurer of French Louisiana, Jean Baptiste Destrehan, who arrived in New Orleans in 1722. According to a history written by L’Observateur and published on the parish website, Jean Noel served in Louisiana’s territorial government, was a U.S. senator, vice mayor of New Orleans and state lawmaker. His former home, Destrehan Plantation, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and remains a popular attraction along River Road. Luling is named for Florenz Albrecht Luling, a cotton merchant born in Germany. In 1868, he purchased Ellington Plantation near what now is known as Monsanto Park. Luling sold the plantation in 1882 and died in 1906. Norco is an acronym for New Orleans Refining Company. According to L’Observateur, the refinery bought 460 acres of land between the village of Sellers (named for planta-

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BLAKEVIEW WE CONCLUDE OUR LOOK AT THE STORIES BEHIND SOME MARDI GRAS MUSIC by revisiting the history of

The city of Destrehan is named for Jean Noel Destrehan, who owned Destrehan Plantation and who held local, state and federal offices. PHOTO COURTESY DESTREHAN PLANTATION

tion owner Thomas Sellers) and the old Good Hope sugar plantation for $21,000. In 1925, the postmaster and manager of the refinery took the company’s acronym and formed the name Norco. The village officially was designated Norco by the U.S. Postal Service in 1934.

Carnival’s anthem, “If Ever I Cease to Love.” Rex adopted it as the krewe’s anthem when it first paraded in 1872. The song was written by George Leybourne and published in London in 1867. In 1871, British burlesque singer Lydia Thompson adapted the song for her show, Bluebeard, which brought the song to the U.S. She was appearing in New Orleans at the time of the first Rex parade on Feb. 13, 1872. The other celebrity in town that day was Russia’s Grand Duke Alexis, who had seen Thompson perform the song during his American tour and became enamored of the song and the singer. Since the first Rex parade was organized partly to honor the Grand Duke’s visit, bands were requested to play the song during the parade. Its nonsense lyrics speak of cows laying eggs and fish getting legs “if ever I cease to love.” In honor of the Grand Duke, one line was changed to “May the Grand Duke Alexis / ride a buffalo in Texas / if ever I cease to love.”


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VATION FEDE announces Classical Arts Award nominees

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Gomela/to return: Movement of our Mother Tongue from Junebug Productions is nominated for Outstanding Choreography (Full Length).

for Entertainment, Development and Education (FEDE) announced special award recipients and nominations for performances of classical music, opera and dance in 2017. The winners will be announced at the Tribute to the Classical Arts luncheon Thursday, March 8 at the Monteleone Hotel. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra drew eight nominations, including a sweep of the Best Classical Music Performance and three in the Best New Classical Music Performance category. The New Orleans Opera Association accounted for all Grand Scale Opera nominations and had a total of four nominations. Marigny Opera Ballet also drew four nominations, including Outstanding Dance Ensemble. Carol Rausch, chorus master and music administrator for the New Orleans Opera Association, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. She was hired by Loyola University New Orleans in 2002 and became director of Loyola Opera Theatre in 2010. She also is the chorus master for the Chautauqua Opera Company’s summer festival. She has worked with the former Greater Miami Opera, Virginia Opera, Ohio Light Opera and Opera Columbus. Rausch directed the chorus for the New Orleans Opera Association’s three nominated grandscale operas and served as conductor for Loyola Opera Theatre’s Best Mixed-Scale Opera nominee, Street Scene. Goat in the Road Productions will receive the Arts Education Award. The theater company presents original works as well as running its Play/Write drama program in five New Orleans schools. Company members currently are working with 300 students on playwriting and acting improv games, and 10 student plays will be produced in May. Play/Write was launched in 2010 and currently is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Louisiana Division of the Arts, New Orleans Theatre Association and others. The Tribute to the Classical Arts luncheon is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 8 at Hotel Monteleone. The event is sponsored by Adler’s, WWNO FM and the Hotel Monteleone. Tickets are $51. Tables of 10 are $510. Contact Jon Broder at (504) 483-3129 for tickets and information.

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Best Classical Music Performance Bryan Hymel Sings at Tulane University New Orleans Friends of Music Dixon Hall, Tulane University

Lifetime Achievement Carol Rausch

New World Symphony Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) Robin Fountain, Conductor Orpheum Theater

Arts Education Award Goat in the Road Productions Carol Rausch will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Goat in the Road Productions will receive the Arts Education Award.

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Prieto Conducts Dvorak 7 LPO Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor Orpheum Theater Best New Classical Music Performance Flute Concerto by Christopher Rouse LPO Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor Orpheum Theater Dreamtime Ancestors by Christopher Theofanidis LPO Andrew Grams, Conductor Orpheum Theater Book of Saints by Tucker Fuller New Resonance Orchestra Francis Scully, Conductor Marigny Opera House New Water Music by Yotam Haber LPO and New Orleans Airlift with Black Magic Drumline, Chief Jeremy Stevanson and Belden Batiste Lake Pontchartrain Best Grand Opera Production Faust New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) E. Loren Meeker, Director Robert Lyall, Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

Emilie Whelan, Stage director Francis Scully, Conductor The Music Box Village

Aguas de Dezembro Christmas Cocktails Marigny Opera Ballet Marigny Opera House

Best Chamber Music Performance Couperin and Bach Benjamin Alard St. Mary’s Chapel, Old Ursuline Convent

What We Do with Time Co-Lab NOCCA Dance Department Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA

Die Winterreise Brenden Gunnell and Oresta Cybriwsky Marigny Opera House

Outstanding Choreography (Full Length) Journey of Dreamers Monica Ordonez Melange Dance Company Art Klub

Go Gentle into that Good Night Musaica St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church Opera Fusion Lyrica Baroque Opera Guild Home Best Choral Arts Presentation Bach — The Complete Motets NOVA VOCE and Loyola Chamber Singers Meg Frazier, Conductor St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church Cosmos NOVA Chorale Meg Frazier, Conductor St. Patrick’s Church Crescent City Choral Festival Cheryl Dupont and Bob Chilcott, Conductors St. Louis Cathedral

Orpheus in the Underworld NOOA Alison Moritz, Director Robert Lyall, Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

Corridos for chorus, soprano and orchestra by Salvador Contreras NOVA Masterworks and LPO Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Orpheum Theater

Sweeney Todd NOOA Brenna Corner, Director Robert Lyall, Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

Outstanding Dance Presentation (Full Length) The Art of Jazz Marigny Opera Ballet Marigny Opera House

Best Mixed-Scale Opera Performance La Flamenca OperaCreole Givonna Joseph, Director Maxim Samarov, Conductor Marigny Opera House Maria de Buenos Aires NOOA and Casa Argentina Tomer Zvulun, Director Robert Lyall, Conductor JW Marriott New Orleans Street Scene Loyola Opera Theatre Cara Consilvio, Director Carol Rausch, Conductor Louis J. Roussel Hall, Loyola University Treemonisha OperaCreole & Cripple Creek Theatre Company

Book of Saints Marigny Opera Ballet Marigny Opera House Moving Through KM Dance Project Freeport McMoRan Theater, CAC Outstanding Dance Presentation (Short) (Un)caged (Un)Titled Artivism Dance Theatre and Art Klub Art Klub Congregate at Congo Square Feelin’ Dat Footwork: Unrestricted Motion Nkiruka Drum and Dance Ensemble Samuel Dubois Cook Fine Arts Center, Dillard University

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Outstanding Choreography (Short) Untitled Donna Crump and Jarrell Hamilton Southern Voices 9: Dance Out Loud Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) Untitled Ethereal Monique Moss Southern Voices 9: Dance Out Loud CAC Chapter 32 Jasmine Forest 2017 Spring Dance Concert New Orleans Ballet Association Dixon Hall, Tulane University

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LOEV Summer Solstice 2017 Diogo de Lima New Orleans Ballet Theatre Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA Outstanding Dance Ensemble Melange Dance Company Monica Ordonez, Artistic Director Marigny Opera Ballet Dave Hurlbert, Artistic Director KM Dance Project Kesha McKey, Artistic Director Delta Festival Ballet Joseph Giacobbe and Maria Giacobbe, Artistic Directors

1. Melange Dance Company Artistic Director Monica Ordonez is nominated for Outstanding Choreography (Full Length) for Journey of Dreamers. PHOTO BY ZACK SMITH 2. Harpsichordist Benjamin Alard is nominated in the Best Chamber Music category for his performance Couperin & Bach at St. Mary’s Chapel. PHOTO BY BERNARD MARTINEZ 3. Nkiruka Drum and Dance Ensemble’s Congregate at Congo Square is nominated for Outstanding Dance Presentation (Short). PHOTO BY JOSHUA BLUFORD @ BLUPRINT PHOTOGRAPHY

4. Diogo de Lima is nominated for Outstanding Choreography (Short) for LOEV. PHOTO BY DAVID J. L’HOSTE 5.KM Dance Project is nominated for Outstanding Dance Ensemble. PHOTO BY JAMES CAGE JR. 6. Lyrica Baroque’s Opera Fusion is nominated for Best Chamber Music Performance. PHOTO BY MARIANNA MASSEY


BY KAT STROMQUIST @KSTROMQUIST P H OTO S B Y C H E R Y L G E R B E R

IT WAS 9 P.M. ON A THURSDAY,

but the door to Rick’s Cabaret was shut and the lights were off. Amid the high-octane pop music that spilled from the entryways of other Bourbon Street venues, you could pick up on little pockets of silence, where the imposing doors at some other gentlemen’s clubs — Temptations, Lipstixx — also were closed. Nearby, strippers hugged as they arrived in front of Mango Mango Daiquiris for a planned protest march. Some wore hot pants and glitter fishnet stockings. Others had adhesive nametags saying “Hello, my name is unemployed.” Over the course of two January nights, law enforcement raids yanked the liquor licenses from eight French Quarter strip clubs. Dancers, as well as security guards, bartenders, barbacks, servers, cashiers, hosts and managers, had gone to work with a job and come home without one. The ensuing protest was staged by club workers and their allies and made international news; they also crashed another media event intended to spotlight progress on the lagging Bourbon Street infrastructure project, drowning out city officials who attempted to speak at a podium in the middle of the tourist-heavy street. “This is more or less a charge at the clubs, but it comes at the stake of the livelihood of a lot of people,” says Lee Laurent, general manager of Rick’s Sporting Saloon and one of the march organizers. “That says to me it’s just not right. We aren’t just going to roll over and take this.”

FOR THE COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO WORK IN FRENCH QUARTER STRIP CLUBS, the dominant emotion

in recent weeks has been angst about the future of their jobs — and growing apprehension about managing their bills. Among them was Reese Piper, who typically travels to New Orleans to dance during Carnival and was worried about making her $1,000 student loan payment. Another dancer, who goes by Marina, stopped working and began to drain her savings as she waited to see if raids would hit her club. Janelle Robinson (not her real name), a dancer, fretted about the clubs’ hourly workers, who don’t make entertainers’ higher wages and lack their independent contractor status. But her biggest concern was her pregnancy. In December, she discovered she and her partner are expecting their first child. She had planned to work as much as possible to save for a self-funded maternity leave. Instead, she felt time slipping away as her typical workplace remained closed and an atmosphere of paranoia suffused the few clubs that were open. “The anxiety and stress and fear of going to work [or] not being able to be there, it’s just like a vicious circle,” Robinson says. “[But] if you don’t go to work, you don’t get paid. You can’t explain that to your electric bill.” Much has happened since agents from the state office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) officers raided an initial round of four clubs on Jan. 19. A press conference, meant to tout the raids’ role in anti-human-trafficking efforts, merely underscored the fact that no human trafficking arrests had been made. On the last day of January, ATC released the terms of settlements with several clubs, which included reinstatement dates for liquor licenses, fines ranging from $2,500 to $7,500 and yearlong probation periods. But reinstated liquor licenses can’t change the raids’ unfolding impact on club workers. As dancers and other workers describe it, the raids — which followed 2015’s similar “Operation Trick or PAGE 16

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Treat” busts — create an environment of precarity and fear, in which workers don’t know when their jobs could be endangered by law enforcement operations. “The raids have very effectively made me feel afraid to do work that I otherwise felt extremely safe doing,” Marina says. “It’s extremely disorienting.” “A lot of people are just feeling like, well, when is the next raid going to happen?” Robinson says. “And when [are the clubs] going to be closed for good?”

IN A BROAD AND SWEEPING PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN INTRODUCED IN JANUARY 2017, Mayor

Mitch Landrieu and city officials called for a “rebranding of the French Quarter and Bourbon Street’s image as a cultural destination.” Roughly a year later, Bourbon Street workers fear recent raids that ultimately closed a few strip clubs and suspended licenses at several others are merely a political maneuver forcing “attrition” that aligns with City Hall’s plans for a hard cap on the number of clubs on the entertainment strip. Dancers marched through the French Quarter and into city hearings, warning that the city’s efforts at “rebranding” the Quarter as a “family-friendly” tourist destination have threatened livelihoods for hundreds of workers and their families and demonized an industry that has operated legally on a street zoned almost exclusively for adult entertainment. The public safety plan called on the New Orleans City Planning Commission (CPC) to study how to “improve the character and use of the buildings in the French Quarter to limit illegal uses and activities” while city officials seek to “limit issuances of adult use occupational licenses, enhance requirements for live entertainment venues and revise the Vieux Carre Commission design guidelines to enhance safety and security measures.” But on Feb. 6, more than 200 strip club workers and advocates filled a makeshift meeting room inside the Rosenwald Recreation Center’s gym — where the CPC rejected a small but crucial part of a City Council-commissioned study to limit clubs to only one per block face.

Instead, the CPC followed recommendations from its staff that call for a “soft cap” of 14 clubs. It was a tentative win for club workers following a string of blows from city legislators, law enforcement and organizations like Covenant House, which has led efforts to enforce age limits on dancers, linking trafficking and other crimes to working in clubs. The CPC’s staff report, however, said it “has not found a direct causality” between the number of clubs and crime and does not believe that placing a cap of “one venue per block face would have significant impacts on crime.” “We’re going to have to take it one day at a time,” Bourbon Alliance of Responsible Entertainers organizer Lyn Archer told Gambit. “I feel pretty strongly that the City Planning Commission continues to assert their job is zoning and land use, and what I saw there was some confusion as to what the intentions behind asking for the study in the first place were. “We’re in a situation right now where there are actors involved who have exhausted their other options, so they turn to zoning as a way to limit us in various ways. We’re here to remind them that it’s not appropriate, it’s unethical and it’s discriminatory.”

IN 2015, COVENANT HOUSE NEW ORLEANS RECEIVED A $900,000 GRANT from the U.S.

Department of Justice to support an array of local, state and federal law enforcement efforts to combat human trafficking. The organization then pushed the City Council to put teeth into enforcement measures to prevent people under age 21 from dancing in clubs — reasoning that

Many signs at a Feb. 1 demonstration staged by club workers called out city officials. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

they are more likely to be victims of trafficking in clubs Covenant House characterized as fertile grounds for potential pimps preying on vulnerable young people, despite little evidence from researchers. The Louisiana Legislature later adopted a similar measure that defines “commercial sex activity” performed by people under age 21 as “trafficking,” conflating consensual sex work with human trafficking, which by law requires “force, fraud, or coercion.” (A 2017 report from Loyola University New Orleans’ Modern Slavery Research Project found young people experiencing homelessness were more likely to be victims of trafficking or to engage in “survival sex.”) In October 2017, the city hired a Tennessee-based attorney to review the city’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, Alcoholic Beverage Outlets and other city ordinances. With an early background in conservative Christian organizations, attorney Scott Bergthold has co-authored the legal volume Local Regulation of Adult Businesses and has represented cities in more than 20 states in drafting strict regulations for strip clubs and workers. When the CPC was expected to discuss the City Council’s requested study on strip club regulations in January, the CPC put it on hold and said the Landrieu administration “is working to possibly formulate a broader package of regulations for Adult Live Performance Venues.” PAGE 18

IN ATC SUSPENSION NOTICES RELEASED TO MEDIA, investigators

detailed violations that jeopardized clubs’ licenses and spurred the raids. But as information filtered down to workers, they say the list of violations raises more questions than it answers. The ATC documents identify a few drug sales, plus a number of charges that fall under “lewd acts” and solicitation statutes. The “lewd acts” charges especially perplex club workers, and might raise a skeptical eyebrow from anyone who has visited a strip club. Dancers at Rick’s Cabaret were faulted for displaying “the nipple of their breast, genitals and/or both” on four occasions; a Rick’s Sporting Saloon dancer “did touch her own vagina and exposed breast.” Other transgressions include “simulated” sex acts, along with some caressing of undercover agents. Dancers argue they have a right to touch their own bodies, which they consider both an issue of bodily autonomy and a relevant aspect of performance designed to be expressive and provocative. But they say their more pragmatic concern is that the manner in which they typically work — the costumes they wear and what they do when they dance — somehow runs afoul of arcane statutes, putting both clubs and workers in continuing legal peril. “I don’t know that what this law intends is to regulate how women


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WHAT COMES INTO VIEW WHEN SPEAKING TO WORKERS is their unease that the raids

were triggered by a broad spectrum of behavior, most of which didn’t look out of the ordinary or even appear to cause harm. There’s a fear that law enforcement will use everyday, unremarkable occurrences to selectively police their workplaces, continually putting their jobs at risk. And their anxieties are heightened by the coming probation period, which BARE Development Director Lyn Archer says “signals an intent to raid again.” The apparent precariousness of the clubs’ position feeds whispers about a surreptitious campaign meant to pressure the adult entertainment industry in the French Quarter out of existence. With two clubs surrendering their liquor licenses in the weeks after the raids and another closing due to an unrelated tenancy issue, workers feel they are competing for an ever-limited number of jobs and suspect an effort to make the district more PG-rated, as happened in the famous Times Square “cleanup” of the 1980s under New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

“It all seems really politically motivated right now,” says Laurent, Rick’s Sporting Saloon manager. “It’s like they want to make [Bourbon Street] look prettier.” Dancers say there’s a reason these jobs matter. For them, dancing is not coercion but freedom: freedom to set one’s own schedule, stay home with a sick kid on short notice, work while managing health issues and earn $100 or more an hour. In a city with a lackluster job market and chronically depressed wages, particularly in the tourism service industry, strip clubs — particularly the high-end “gentlemen’s clubs” — offer women the twinned power of time and money. “[Working in this industry is] a very intentional choice, and often the most lucrative choice we can make,” Marina says. “[It’s] not a last resort, or a side hustle, or a stepping stone for most of us.”

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ble reason for these raids, according to law enforcement officials. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison has pledged NOPD’s commitment to fighting trafficking and says investigations are ongoing. But of the 10 current and former club workers who spoke to Gambit over the course of reporting this story, most vehemently rejected the idea that trafficking occurs in their workplaces. Women With a Vision Director of Policy and Advocacy Nia Weeks, whose group addresses women’s social justice issues, says the sex workers encountered by her nonprofit don’t come from the clubs. What’s more, the raids may have hindered anti-trafficking efforts by fraying the relationship between law enforcement and club workers. “They’re not creating a situation where if we did see something, we would want to say something,” Robinson says. If law enforcement is invested in identifying and addressing trafficking wherever it might occur, PAGE 18

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A few weeks later, the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and the New Orleans Police Department raided eight clubs, resulting in suspended alcohol licenses and some closures, and a loss of income for hundreds of dancers, bartenders and others club workers in what otherwise is a lucrative Carnival season. (See “Stripped of Work,” p. 15.) Asked whether the administration is working on a new proposal and what changes to expect, Landrieu’s communications director, Tyronne Walker, told Gambit the Landrieu administration “continues to discuss the matter with the City Council and will provide more updates prior to March’s City Council meeting.” Landrieu’s senior communications manager, Craig Belden, clarified it likely will be discussed at the March 8 meeting. Walker did not respond as to whether the administration plans to fold those elements into the city’s controversial proposal for all businesses that sell alcohol, putting them into a broad ordinance covering permits, violations and mandatory participation in a citywide surveillance camera plan that streams video into a central Real Time Crime Monitoring Center. That measure was introduced in December and is on hold while the administration resolves issues raised by stakeholders. It will be brought up again in March. Next, the City Council will decide whether to incorporate the CPC’s recommendations — or take the lead from the Landrieu administration. “We still have a lot of work to do,” Archer told Gambit. “Although we were glad to see they made no indication there was causality established — that strip clubs don’t cause crime, they don’t cause trafficking — we would like them to assert the way this has been done is not correct. I would like them to stand up for us.”

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Rutherford says one of the things they could do is develop a dialogue with club workers, perhaps via a sex trafficking liaison between the clubs and NOPD or ATC. “Nobody wants [trafficking] to happen,” she says. “We can all get behind this banner of like, how can we make sure that — if there is a woman who is being trafficked in the city of New Orleans — that she has the resources to come out?” Weeks also suggests anti-trafficking efforts first address systemic issues (such as poverty, low wages and high housing costs) that might drive women to illegal sex work. When investigators suspect trafficking, the women involved should be met with resources such as social workers and counselors rather than police raids that “treat them as if they were criminals.” Recently, Harrison told a reporter with Nola.com | The

A demonstration organized by club workers and allies filled Bourbon Street and caught the attention of the international press.

Times-Picayune that some suspected pimps had been arrested, but no arrests have been made public. As investigations continue — and clubs hold their breath during a long probation period — workers say they will keep advocating for themselves and speaking up when they feel they’ve been targeted. At BARE, Archer hopes organizing activities will help the New Orleans City Council, the City Planning Commission and Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell recognize club workers, like homeowners or musicians, as just another New Orleans constituency to be valued and protected. “Strippers are people,” she says. “We want to move out of a territory where we’re just constantly defending our right to exist.”


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Saffron NOLA has an innovative touch with Indian flavors BY H E L E N F R E U N D @helenfreund AT SAFFRON NOLA , the flavors and

overarching theme are distinctly Indian, but there’s a modern, refined undercurrent that gives nods to Southern ingredients and many international influences. The venture is the Vilkhu family’s first full-time restaurant, but for six years chef Arvinder Vilkhu served dinner on Fridays at the home of their West Bank catering operation. The menu is influenced by his Indian heritage and culinary ideas from Europe and Southeast Asia. Saffron NOLA opened last year on Magazine Street in a space that was home to a series of restaurants. A stunning interior renovation imbues a warm, glowing and sultry ambience — a good precursor of what’s in store when the food arrives. The menu is divided into choti, or small plates, larger or badhi plates and roti sathi, or “bread companions,” to the warm, chewy rounds of roti. The latter includes a selection of familiar Indian dishes, from the curried spinach dish saag paneer — a flavorful, inky dark green medley — to creamy stewed lentils (dal) and golden turmeric-tinged gobi, or cauliflower. Across the menu, the chef reinvents and rethinks dishes with local roots, infusing them with Indian and Southeast Asian ingredients and techniques. A curried seafood gumbo is served with basmati rice, and the Indian answer to broiled Louisiana oysters arrives buttery and

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4128 Magazine St., (504) 3232626; www. saffronnola.com

bubbling hot from the oven, topped with ginger, caramelized onions and garlic and served with puffy naan bread. An earthy pork kabob sausage and sliced chicken pate form the backbone of a charcuterie plate served with herb-flecked, truffled naan. It comes with two delicious accoutrements: spicy pickled shrimp and smoky roasted eggplant dip. The kitchen employs spice with a deft hand, allowing the subtle nuances of the ingredients to play off each other. Chicken lasooni features juicy hunks of tandoori-baked chicken with a blistered and crispy exterior and some spicy heat. It’s served with smoky masala dipping sauce and gets a cooling, acidic nudge from pickled onions that carry both sweetness and a hint of cardamom. Often, it’s not one element or one ingredient but the harmony of several that makes a dish sing. With crabmeat pudha, golden wedges of lentil pancakes are subtly sweet, full of buttery morsels of lump crabmeat. But it’s the accompanying sauces — a syrupy sweet date and tamarind

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oyster bed roast, chicken lasooni

Saffron NOLA owner Ashwin Vilkhu presents the oyster bed roast. P H OTO B Y C H E R Y L G E R B E R

chutney and a cooling mint chutney — that make the dish. On one chilly evening, seafood stew appeared as a menu special. Shrimp, oysters and scallops bobbed on the surface of a black pepper-coconut broth, and the warm and comforting dish had a light and grassy quality, despite the richness of its ingredients. Attention to detail extends to the dessert and drink menus, where original creations are accented with chai spices, saffron, cardamom, curry leaves, rose syrup and more. The space can get loud quickly, especially on busy evenings, which increasingly are the norm. It’s not hard to see why. What started as a weekly occasion has evolved into one of the city’s most exciting restaurants. Email Helen Freund at helensfreund@gmail.com

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refined Indian cuisine with creative twists

A FEDERAL JUDGE DENIED chef Alon Shaya’s request for a temporary injunction against the continued use of his name at Shaya (4213 Magazine St., 504-8914213; www.shayarestaurant.com), the modern Israeli restaurant he launched with his former employer, the Besh Restaurant Group (www. brg-hospitality.com). U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle denied Shaya’s request. Shaya had asked Lemelle to bar his former employers from using the name Shaya until a trademark lawsuit over the name is settled. The case may not go to trial until next year. The ruling is the latest development in a legal battle playing out in federal court between Shaya and his former boss and business partners John Besh and Octavio Mantilla. Shaya, a James Beard Award-winning chef, was fired from executive chef positions at Shaya, Domenica and Pizza Domenica, in September 2017. In October, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune published a bombshell of a story detailing a culture of sexual misconduct at Besh Restaurant Group and including allegations against John Besh and company officers. Shaya has since launched his own culinary company, Pomegranate Hospitality (www.pomhospitality. com), and has said a new Israeli restaurant is in the works. — HELEN FREUND

At Auction EMPANADAS, POKE BOWLS, AN INDIAN DOSA CONCEPT AND CRAFT COCKTAILS are among items that

will be offered at Auction House Market (801 Magazine St.; www. auctionhousemarket.com) when it opens next month. Six new vendors have been announced for the Warehouse District food hub. Aloha Lei (www.facebook.com/ alohaleisushi), a sushi and poke concept from couple Tracey Davenport and Dave Kirtland, was inspired by their trips to Hawaii. Dishes will include poke bowls, traditional sushi and creative sushi rolls, including a Creole-inspired redfish and spicy crawfish roll. Mediterranean concept Alpha is from Egyptian couple Chris and Sandy Minias, who have been PAGE 24

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Kim Dejan BAKER BAKER KIM DEJAN just finished a two-week resi-

Tava will offer Indian dosas at Auction House Market.

working the local festival and fair circuit for several years. Its menu will include traditional and modern Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes such as hummus, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh, gyros, fattoush salad and glazed baklava. Tava (www.facebook.com/tavaindianstreetfood), an Indian dosa concept from chef Manish Patel, will offer an eclectic selection of the pancakelike dish with a variety of flavors and fillings. A chaat dosa made with garbanzo beans will be served with a tamarind and date chutney, and the menu will include dishes such as lamb topped with mango relish and mint yogurt sauce and shrimp topped with toasted coconut and coconut-cilantro sauce. A number of St. Roch Market (2381 St. Claude Ave., 504-6093813; www.strochmarket.com) vendors have joined the project. Creative empanada concept Empanola (www.facebook.com/ empanolaempanadas), will move from St. Roch Market to the Auction House. Confectioner Cheryl Scripter’s Bittersweet Confections (725 Magazine St., 504-523-2626; www.bittersweetconfections.com) will open a third location and sell a similar spread of baked goods, specialty cakes, pastries and desserts. Breakfast items including French toast and breakfast sandwiches also will be offered. Cocktail hub and wine bar The Mayhaw (www.facebook.com/ themayhaw) will open a second location at the new hall. The new vendors join Coast Roast Coffee (www.thecoastroast.com), HAPPY JAXX, SoLA Deli (www.soladeli.com) and Elysian Seafood (www.elysianseafood.com). The market, a joint venture between the St. Roch Market team and Felicity Property Co. (www.felicitypropertyco. com), is set to open in March. — HELEN FREUND

Email Brenda Maitland at winediva1@bellsouth.net

dency at Roux Carre (2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 504-875-4293; www.rouxcarre.com), the first in a series of pop-ups that highlights up-andcoming food entrepreneurs at the Central City food hall. Dejan, who recently left an accounting job, now specializes in bite-size sweets at her dessert catering company KD’s NOLA Treats (504-345-4555; www.kdsnolatreats.com), and she teaches baking classes for children at the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center in Broadmoor. She spoke with Gambit about baking.

Why did you leave your corporate career to pursue baking? DEJAN: I’m born and raised in New Orleans, and I grew up very close with my grandparents. I would visit my father’s mom pretty much every weekend and every summer. She was a home baker, and she took care of the house and the kids and her husband. She cooked everything from scratch, and she would always tell me, “Go to college and get a degree,” because she didn’t have access to that, so that was her dream. I followed her command and did just that. I later found out that that wasn’t my passion and wasn’t going to make me happy. So recently, I quit my job in the corporate world to pursue my dream. I realized baking was my passion a couple of years ago, but I always baked. It’s what I would turn to after a stressful day or during the holidays. I realized during a parent leadership class (at Family Leadership Training Institute) that this is something that not only can I give back to the kids but I can give back to myself and pursue it as a career. In 2016, I launched KD’s Nola Treats. Now that I’ve finished the two-week Roux (Carre) residency, I’m doing a lot of catering and baking parties. I’m looking into festivals and other pop-ups and anything that has me out and about. Everything I make is homemade, fresh from scratch — just basic ingredients and love.

How was the Roux Carre residency? D: That was my first experience having a storefront. Before that it was strictly bake-to-order with payments done in advance. (The residency) was fun. It was really exhilarating because it was nonstop. It was something you have to be passionate about. I got

feedback from my social media followers, and they were coming out to support me. I met new faces in the neighborhood who were already patronizing Roux Carre. One thing I really liked is that it gave me the ability to be creative. (Roux Carre) didn’t care what I did and how I did it. I would walk up and down Oretha Castle Haley (Boulevard) giving out samples, going to businesses and introducing myself. I made my own yard signs. I put flyers all around the area.

How do the children’s baking classes work? D: Baking with a Purpose started out of the (class at the) Family Leadership Training Institute. I was challenged to come up with a project to give back to the community. The project was to hold one baking session, but I was compelled to do more. The classes are about allowing kids to be themselves. It’s OK to make mistakes; there’s no pressure. You can be creative and you have to think and use the skills that you’re learning at school. What I’m compelled to get across to these kids is that going in the steps of what (their) parents want (them) to be may not always satisfy what they want in adulthood. I support finding your inner and creative passion, because for me that leads to a more healthy and happy lifestyle. I tell them that whether they decide to be their own boss or work for someone else, “Find what your passion is and tap into that,” because it can be your biggest stress relief at the end of the day. In school, you’re molded to be a worker. We weren’t molded to be our own boss. I feel like I can change that in some way through this class. I explain who I am and I give my little background, and then I’m like, “Hey, I’m doing this, so you can too.” — HELEN FREUND


OUT EAT Contact Will Coviello willc@gambitweekly.com 504.483.3106 | FAX: 866.473.7199

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Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant — 738 Poland Ave., (504) 943-9914; www.jackdempseys.net — Reservations accepted for large parties. L Tue-Fri, D Wed-Sat. $$

Mardi Gras Zone — 2706 Royal., (504) 947-8787 — No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. $

Queenies on St. Claude — 3200 St. Claude Ave., (504) 558-4085; www.facebook.com/queeniesonstclaude — No reservations. L, D daily. $ Suis Generis — 3219 Burgundy St., (504) 309-7850; www.suisgeneris.com — Reservations accepted for large parties. D Wed-Sun, late Wed-Sun, brunch Sat-Sun. $$

CBD Public Service Restaurant — NOPSI Hotel, 311 Baronne St., (504) 962-6527; www. publicservicenola.com — Reservations recommended. B & D daily, L Mon-Fri, brunch Sat-Sun. $ Welty’s Deli — 336 Camp St., (504) 592-0223; www.weltysdeli.com — No reservations. B, L Mon-Fri. $

CARROLLTON/UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOODS Chais Delachaise — 7708 Maple St., (504) 510-4509; www.chaisdelachaise. com — Reservations accepted. L SatSun, D daily, late Fri-Sat. $$ La Casita Taqueria — 8400 Oak St., (504) 826-9913; www.eatlacasita.com — No reservations. L, D daily. $ Mikimoto — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi. com — Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. L Sun-Fri, D daily. $$ Pyramids Cafe — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — No reservations. L, D daily. $$ Riccobono’s Panola Street Cafe — 7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810; www.panolastreetcafe.com — No reservations. B and L daily. $ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com — Reservations accepted. L Tue-Fri, D Mon-Sat. $$

CHALMETTE Cafe Aquarius — 2101 Paris Road, Chalmette, (504) 510-3080 — No reservations. L Tue-Fri, D Tue, brunch Sat-Sun. $

CITYWIDE

Spotted Cat Food & Spirits — New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 371-5074; www.spottedcatfoodspirits.com — Reservations recommended. B, L daily, D Mon-Sat. $$

FRENCH QUARTER Antoine’s Annex — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com — No reservations. B, L, D daily. $ Antoine’s Restaurant — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www.antoines.com — Reservations recommended. L, D MonSat, brunch Sun. $$$ Bayona — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 5254455; www.bayona.com — Reservations recommended. L Wed-Sat, D MonSat. $$$ Bourbon House — 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com — Reservations accepted. B, L. D daily, brunch Sun. $$$ Brennan’s New Orleans — 417 Royal St., (504) 525-9711; www.brennansneworleans.com — Reservations recommended. B, L Tue-Sat, D Tue-Sun. $$$ Criollo — Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; www.criollonola. com — Reservations recommended. B, L, D daily. $$ Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse — 716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467; www.dickiebrennansrestaurant.com — Reservations recommended. D daily. $$$ El Gato Negro — 81 French Market Place, (504) 525-9752; www.elgatonegronola. com — No reservations. L, D daily. $$ Gazebo Cafe — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; www.gazebocafenola.com — No reservations. L, early dinner daily. $$ Green Goddess — 307 Exchange Place, (504) 301-3347; www.greengoddessrestaurant.com — No reservations. L, D Wed-Sun. $$ House of Blues — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com/neworleans — Reservations accepted. L, D Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. $$ Killer Poboys — 219 Dauphine St., (504) 462-2731; 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www.killerpoboys.com — No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only at Conti Street location. $

Breaux Mart — Citywide; www.breauxmart. com — No reservations. L, D daily. $

Le Bayou Restaurant — 208 Bourbon St., (504) 525-4755; www.lebayourestaurant. com — No reservations. L, D, late MonSun. $

La Carreta — Citywide; www.carretarestaurant.com — Reservations accepted for larger parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen — 95 French Market Place, (504) 522-9500; www. lpkfrenchquarter.com — Reservations accepted. L, D daily. $$ PAGE 26

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The Market Cafe — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola. com — No reservations. B, L, D daily. $$ NOLA Restaurant — 534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652; www.emerilsrestaurants. com/nola-restaurant — Reservations recommended. L Thu-Mon, D daily. $$$ Palace Cafe — 605 Canal St., (504) 523-1661; www.palacecafe.com — Reservations recommended. B, L, D daily, brunch Sat-Sun. $$$ Red Fish Grill — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com — Reservations accepted. L, D daily. $$$ Restaurant R’evolution — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Reservations recommended. D daily. $$$

THE KING OF CHEESE

PARMIGIANO REGGIANO & CRACKING A WHOLE WHEEL EVENT!

Roux on Orleans — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www. bourbonorleans.com — Reservations accepted. B daily, D Tue-Sun. $$ Salon Restaurant by Sucre — 622 Conti St., (504) 267-7098; www.restaurantsalon.com — Reservations accepted. brunch and early D Thu-Mon. $$

Join us for a tasting of 5 of the world’s best Parms paired with 5 wine and beer pairings, and a wheel cracking demonstration. The class offers a unique opportunity to distinguish nuances between different types of the same cheese.

Tableau — 616 St. Peter St., (504) 9343463; www.tableaufrenchquarter.com — Reservations accepted. B, L, D daily, brunch Sat-Sun. $$$

Guests must have pre-paid reservation to attend.

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Cafe Gentilly — 5339 Franklin Ave., (504) 281-4220; www.thecafegentilly.com — No reservations. B, L daily. Cash only. $

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Heads & Tails Seafood & Oyster Bar — 1820 Dickory Ave., Suite A, Harahan, (504) 533-9515; www.headsandtailsrestaurant.com — No reservations. L, D Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$ The Rivershack Tavern — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com — No reservations. L, D daily. $ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Elmwood, (504) 733-3803; www.theospizza.com — No reservations. L, D daily. $

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The Landing Restaurant — Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611; www.neworleansairporthotel. com — No reservations. B, L, D daily. $$ Ted’s Smokehouse BBQ — 3809 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-4393 — No reservations. L, D daily. $$ Vista Buffet — Treasure Chest Casino, 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 4438000; www.treasurechestcasino.com — No reservations. L Mon-Fri, D daily, brunch Sat-Sun. $$$

LAKEVIEW El Gato Negro — 300 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-0107; www.elgatonegronola. com — See No reservations. L, D daily. $$ Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001 — No reservations. B, L daily, D Mon-Sat, brunch Sat-Sun. $ NOLA Beans — 762 Harrison Ave., (504) 267-0783; www.nolabeans.com — No reservations. B, L, early D daily. $$ Sala Restaurant & Bar — 124 Lake Marina Ave., (504) 513-2670; www.salanola.com

— Reservations accepted. L and D TueSun, brunch Sat-Sun, late Thu-Sat. $$

The Steak Knife Restaurant & Bar — 888 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-8981; www. steakkniferestaurant.com — Reservations accepted. D Tue-Sat. $$$

METAIRIE Andrea’s Restaurant — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com — Reservations recommended. L, D daily, brunch Sun. $$$ Ben’s Burgers — 2008 Clearview Parkway, Metairie, (504) 889-2837; www. eatatbens.com — No reservations. 24H $ Cafe B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com — Reservations recommended. L Mon-Fri, D Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$ Casablanca — 3030 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2209; www.casablancanola.com — Reservations accepted. L Sun-Fri, D Sun-Thu. $$ Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop — 2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 8352022; www.gumbostop.com — No reservations. L, D Mon-Sat. $$ Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; www.koshercajun.com — No reservations. L Sun-Thu, D Mon-Thu. $ Heritage Grill — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 9344900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com — Reservations accepted. L Mon-Fri. $$ Marks Twain’s Pizza Landing — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainpizza.com — No reservations. L Tue-Sat, D Tue-Sun. $ Martin Wine Cellar — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine.com — No reservations. B, L daily, early dinner Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$ R&O’s Restaurant — 216 Metairie-Hammond Highway, Metairie, (504) 831-1248; www.rnosrestarurant.com — No reservations. L, D daily. $$ Riccobono’s Peppermill — 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-2226; www.riccobonospeppermill.com — Reservations accepted. B and L daily, D Wed-Sun. $$ Rolls N Bowls — 605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; www.rollsnbowlsnola.com — No reservations. L, D Mon-Sat. $ Sammy’s Po-boys & Catering — 901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com — No reservations. L Mon-Sat, D daily. $ Short Stop Po-Boys — 119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboysno.com — No reservations. B, L, D Mon-Sat. $ Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — Reservations recommended. L, D Tue-Sun. $$ Tandoori Chicken — 2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7880 — No reservations. L, D Mon-Sat. $$ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 2125 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 510-4282; www.theospizza.com — No reservations. L, D daily. $ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com — Reservations accepted. L Tue-Fri, D Mon-Sat. $$

MID-CITY/TREME Angelo Brocato’s — 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com — No reservations. L, D Tue-Sun. $


Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar — 231 N. Carrollton Ave., Suite C, (504) 609-3871; www.brownbutterrestaurant. com — Reservations recommended. L Tue-Fri, D Tue-Sat, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$ Cafe NOMA — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma.com — Reservations accepted for large parties. L Tue-Sun, D Fri. $ Cafe Navarre — 800 Navarre Ave., (504) 483-8828; www.cafenavarre.com — No reservations. B, L and D Mon-Fri, brunch Sat-Sun. $ Five Happiness — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935; www.fivehappiness. com — Delivery available. Reservations accepted. L, D daily. $$ G’s Pizza — 4840 Bienville St., (504) 4836464; www.gspizzas.com — No reservations. L, D, late daily. $ Katie’s Restaurant — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity. com — No reservations. L daily, D MonSat, brunch Sun. $$ Juan’s Flying Burrito — 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 569-0000; www. juansflyingburrito.com — No reservations. L, D daily. $ Namese — 4077 Tulane Ave., (504) 4838899; www.namese.net — Reservations accepted. L, D Mon-Sat. $$ Ralph’s on the Park — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com — Reservations recommended. L Tue-Fri, D daily, brunch Sun. $$$ Rue 127 — 127 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 483-1571; www.rue127.com — Reservations recommended. D Tue-Sat. $$$ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www.theospizza. com — No reservations. L, D daily. $

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Emeril’s Delmonico — 1300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-4937; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-delmonico — Reservations recommended. D daily. $$$ G’s Kitchen Spot — Balcony Bar, 3201 Magazine St., (504) 891-9226; www. gskitchenspot.com — No reservations. L Fri-Sun, D, late daily. $ Joey K’s — 3001 Magazine St., (504) 8910997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com — No reservations. L, D Mon-Sat. $$ Juan’s Flying Burrito — 2018 Magazine St., (504) 486-9950; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; www.juansflyingburrito. com — No reservations. L, D daily. $ Magazine Po-boy Shop — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — No reservations. B, L Mon-Sat. $ Martin Wine Cellar — 3827 Baronne St., (504) 899-7411; www.martinwine.com — No reservations. B, L daily, early dinner Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$ Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 4109997; www.japanesebistro.com — Reservations accepted. L Sun-Fri, D daily. $$ Nirvana Indian Cuisine — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797 — Reservations accepted for five or more. L, D TueSun. $$ Piccola Gelateria — 4525 Freret St., (504) 493-5999; www.piccolagelateria. com — No reservations. L, D Tue-Sun. $ Slice Pizzeria — 1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; www.slicepizzeria.com — No reservations. L, D daily. $ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; www. theospizza.com — No reservations. L, D daily. $

Willie Mae’s Scotch House — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503; www.williemaesnola. com — No reservations. L Mon-Sat. $$

Tito’s Ceviche & Pisco — 5015 Magazine St., (504) 267-7612; www.titoscevichepisco.com — Reservations accepted. D Mon-Sat. $$

Wit’s Inn — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600; www.witsinn.com — Reservations accepted for large parties. L, D, late daily. $

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT

NORTHSHORE Martin Wine Cellar — 2895 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-8081; www.martinwine.com — No reservations. B, L daily, early dinner Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$

UPTOWN Apolline — 4729 Magazine St., (504) 894-8881; www.apollinerestaurant.com — Reservations accepted. brunch, D Tue-Sun. $$$ Basin Seafood & Spirits — 3222 Magazine St., (504) 302-7391; www.basinseafoodnola.com — Reservations accepted. L, D daily. $$ Cafe Luna — 802 1/2 Nashville Ave., (504) 333-6833; www.facebook.com/cafeluna504 — No reservations. B, L, early D daily. $ The Columns — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com — Reservations accepted. B daily, L Fri-Sat, D Mon-Thu, brunch Sun. $$ The Delachaise — 3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; www.thedelachaise. com — No reservations. L Fri-Sun, D and late daily. $$ Dick & Jenny’s — 4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880; www.dickandjennys.

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Capdeville — 520 Capdeville St., (504) 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com — Reservations accepted. L, D Mon-Sat. late Fri-Sat. $$ El Gato Negro — 800 S. Peters St., (504) 309-8864; www.elgatonegronola.com — No reservations. L, D daily. $$ Emeril’s Restaurant — 800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-new-orleans — Reservations recommended. L Mon-Fri, D daily. $$$ Juan’s Flying Burrito — 515 Baronne St., (504) 529-5825; www.juansflyingburrito. com — No reservations. L, D daily. $ Meril — 424 Girod St., (504) 526-3745; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/meril — Reservations accepted. L, D daily. $$

WEST BANK Mosca’s — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www.moscasrestaurant. com — Reservations accepted. D TueSat. Cash only. $$$ Restaurant des Familles — 7163 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 689-7834; www. desfamilles.com — Reservations recommended. L, D daily, brunch Sun. $$$ Specialty Italian Bistro — 2330 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 391-1090; www.specialtyitalianbistro.com — No reservations. L, D daily. $$

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TUESDAY 13 Bamboula’s — Ruth Marie & Her Jazz Band, 6:30; Crawdaddy T’s Cajun Zydeco Review, 10 Blue Nile — Jefferson Street Parade Band, 2; The Fessters, 5; Water Seed, 9 Blue Nile Balcony Room — Stephen Kelly’s Mardi Gras Balcony Bash feat. George Gekas, Christian Galle, Brad Walker, Sage Rouge, 3; DJ Black Pearl, 6 BMC — Category 3, noon; Whiskey Hinkon Boys, 3; Vance Orange, 5; Gumbo Funk, 8; LC Smoove, 11 Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant — Davis Rogan, 2; Sherman Bernard & the Ole Man River Band, 5; Vanessa Carr, 8; Spogga, Brother Hash, 11 Bullet’s Sports Bar — 7th Ward Warriors Mardi Gras Indian Tribe, 8 a.m. Cafe Negril — 4 Sidemen of the Apocalypse, 6 Check Point Charlie — Suplecs, 5; Jamie Lynn Vessels, 8; Zync, 10:30; The Bad Mimosas, 11:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Chip Wilson, 5:30 d.b.a. — New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, 3; Treme Brass Band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9 Dragon’s Den (downstairs) — Fat Tuesday Dance Party, noon Hi-Ho Lounge — The Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra, 4 The Maison — New Orleans Swinging Gypsies, 4; Gregory Agid Quartet, 6:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10:30 Poor Boys Bar — Delish Da Goddess, Stash Marina, Evan Lee, Nondi, DJs BLK and Heelturn, 7 Queenie’s — Jackson Square AllStars, 6:30 Ray’s — Bobby Love & Friends, 7 Saenger Theatre — Yo Gotti, Rude Jude, DJ Poppa, 10 Siberia Lounge — Mars, Space Cadaver, Mea Culpa, 10 Southport Hall — Intervals, Jason Richardson, Nick Johnston, Night Verses, The Arbitrary, 7 Southport Hall Deck Room — Dirtball, Merle Swaggard, 8 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Andy Forest, 2; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 10

WEDNESDAY 14 Bamboula’s — Bamboula’s Hot Trio feat. Giselle Anguizola, 2; Mem Shannon, 6:30; Sunshine Brass Band, 10 Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10 Blue Nile — New Orleans Rhythm Devils, 8; New Breed Brass Band, 11 BMC — Demi, 5; Yisrael Family Band, 8; Funk It All, 11

Cafe Negril — Maid of Orleans, 6; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Check Point Charlie — T-Bone Stone & the Happy Monsters, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — Ivor Simpson-Kennedy, 5:30; Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 8 Circle Bar — The Iguanas, 7 d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7; Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — The George French Trio, 9:30 Dragon’s Den (downstairs) — Reggae Night with DJ T-Roy, Bayou International Sound, 10 Gasa Gasa — Biglemoi, The Canvas People, Pucusana, 9 House of Blues (The Parish) — Jet Lounge, 11 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wilson, 8:30 Little Gem Saloon — Songs of Love for Valentine’s feat. Naydja CoJoe, 7 The Maison — New Orleans Jazz Vipers, 6:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Percy J, 10 Preservation Hall — Tornado Brass Band, 5 & 6; Preservation All-Stars, 8, 9 & 10 Prime Example Jazz Club — Jesse McBride & the Next Generation, 8 & 10 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Chris Christy’s Band, 2; Shotgun Jazz Band, 6; Antoine Diel & the Misfit Power, 10

THURSDAY 15 Bamboula’s — Kala Chandra, 3; Royal Street Windin’ Boys feat. Jenavieve Cook, 6:30 Bar Mon Cher — Bats in the Belfry with DJs Mange and Emily Anne (goth night), 9 Bar Redux — Diako Diakoff, 9 The Bayou Bar — Philip Melancon, 8 Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 7; Bayou International Reggae Night feat. Higher Heights and DJ T-Roy, 11 BMC — Ainsley Matich & the Broken Blues, 5; Andre Lovett Band, 8; Burris, 11 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Kermit Ruffins, 6 Cafe Negril — Revival, 6; Soul Project, 9:30 Castle Theatre — Linda Wright, Reggie Smith, 8 Check Point Charlie — Baby Boy Bartels & the Boys, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — Phil DeGruy, 6; Dave Jordan & the NIA, 8 Circle Bar — Dark Lounge with Rik Slave, 7 d.b.a. — Lulu & the Broadsides feat. Dayna Kurtz, 7; Bon Bon Vivant, 10 DMac’s Bar & Grill — Jason Bishop’s American Jam, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Stephanie Nilles, 9:30 Gasa Gasa — Busty & the Bass, STS, Khari Mateen, 9 House of Blues — Lalah Hathaway, 8

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St. Vincent BY NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS “FEAR THE FUTURE,” Annie Clark’s current tour forebodes. But what of the wicked, icky present? Naturally, she has some freaky notions on how to deal with that too. In her current state, at the high-camp apex of a parabolic shuttle blast, the one-woman exhibition better known as St. Vincent has untethered herself from all expectations or preconceived notions about who she was, is or should become. Clark is her own gravitational force now, bending and reshaping everything around her to her particular aesthetic will: karaoke-crushing SZA and Rihanna, The Clash and The Beatles; taking her “near-future cult leader” persona (from 2014’s Grammy-swiping self-titled dynamo), tricking it out in red P H OTO B Y N E D DA S FA R I leather and spikes and tattooing it with a riding crop. The welted pop she wallops on Masseduction (Loma Vista) is so assaulting, it’s exhausting. You have little choice but to submit. “Pills” is ridiculous and sublime. The title track — led by the oleander LP credo “I can’t turn off what turns me on” — is her best claim yet to Prince’s abdicated crown. “Sugarboy” and “Los Ageless” share the same Jack Antonoff-played synth refrain and Midnight Cowboy-in-a-Tatooine-cantina kinkiness. “Savior” invites her aunt and uncle, Patricia and Charles Andress (of jazz duo Tuck & Patti), to join in on some scalding cosplay. It’s no wonder she and David Byrne each found beauty in the other’s beast. In 1985, on Music for “The Knee Plays”, Byrne sang, “In the future, TV will be so good that the printed word will function as an artform only.” Clark’s rejoinder, from St. Vincent banger “Digital Witness,” three decades later: “People turn the TV on / It looks just like a window.” Tickets $40-$169. At 8 p.m. Feb. 19. Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave., (504) 272-0865; www.civicnola.com.

Kerry Irish Pub — One Tailed Three, 8:30

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Le Bon Temps Roule — Soul Rebels, 11

Treo — The St. Claude Serenaders, 6:30

Little Gem Saloon — Monty Banks, 5; The Diaz Trio (Beatles tribute), 7:30

Vaughan’s Lounge — Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet, 10

The Maison — The Good for Nothin’ Band, 4; Dysfunktional Bone, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, 11 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — John Fohl, 6 Old Point Bar — Casa Azur, 9 One Eyed Jacks — Why?, Iron Mike Eagle, 7 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Duke Heitger & Tim Laughlin, Crescent City Joymakers, 7:30 Poor Boys Bar — Ex Vicus, Diplocrats, Bad Misters, 9 Pour House Saloon — Dave Ferrato, 8:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Legacy Band, 5 & 6; Preservation All-Stars, 8, 9 & 10 Rock ’n’ Bowl — Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys, 8:30 Siberia Lounge — Eastern Bloc Party feat. Salt Wives, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Mark McGrain (album release), 8 & 10 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Sarah

FRIDAY 16 21st Amendment — Juju Child Blues Band, 9:30 The AllWays Lounge & Theater — Rewind: ’80s, ’90s, ’00s with DJ Matt Scott, 10 Bamboula’s — Chance Bushman’s Rhythm Stompers, 1; Big Dixie Swingers, 5:30; Sierra Green & Soul Machine, 10 Bar Mon Cher — Samantha Pearl, 8:30 Bar Redux — American Whip Appeal, 9 The Bayou Bar — Philip Melancon, 8 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins, 7; Brass-AHolics, 11 Blue Nile Balcony Room — Where Y’at Stage Band, 10; DJ Black Pearl, 1 a.m. BMC — Lifesavers, 3; Willie Lockett & the Blues Krewe, 6; Hyperphlyy, 9; Treces del Sur Midnight Salsa, midnight Bullet’s Sports Bar — The Pinettes Brass Band, 6 PAGE 30

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Cafe Negril — Dana Abbott Band, 6:30; Higher Heights, 10 Check Point Charlie — Domenic, 4; The Hubcap Kings, 8; The Green Mantles, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — Jesse Dayton, 8 Circle Bar — Natalie Mae & Gina Leslie, 7; Stunner, Evil Chancla, Heavy User, 10 d.b.a. — Tuba Skinny, 6; Rotary Downs, The Red Fox Tails, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Vivaz!, 10 Dragon’s Den (downstairs) — The Tipping Point with DJ RQ Away, 10 Dragon’s Den (upstairs) — Buena Vista Social (Latin dance party), 10 House of Blues — Appetite for Destruction (Guns N’ Roses tribute), 9 Kerry Irish Pub — Patrick Cooper, 5 Le Bon Temps Roule — Joe Krown, 7 Little Gem Saloon — Lilli Lewis (album release) feat. Kirk Joseph, Jimbo Walsh, Dr. Michael White, 7:30; Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove, 10 The Maison — Shotgun Jazz Band, 7 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Truman Holland & the Back Porch Review, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Pedro the Lion, Marie/Lepanto, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Kevin Louis & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30 Poor Boys Bar — Feeding Fingers, Trash Light, Cervix Couch, 9 Preservation Hall — Preservation Legacy Band, 5 & 6; Preservation All-Stars, 8, 9 & 10 Republic New Orleans — Lane 8, 9 Rock ’n’ Bowl — The Boogie Men, 9:30 Siberia Lounge — Kay Weathers, Melting Coffin, 10 SideBar — Matt Booth, Nahum Zdybel, Brad Webb, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ellis Marsalis Quintet, 8 & 10 Southport Hall — Cerebral Drama, First Fracture, Nomad, My Heart Might Explode, 8 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Andy Forest, 2; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Twist of Lime — The Great Plains, Sun Dog, Kyle Green Acoustic, 10

SATURDAY 17 21st Amendment — Chance Bushman & the Ibervillianaires, 9:30 Bamboula’s — G & Her Swinging Gypsies, 2:30; Johnny Mastro, 7 Bar Mon Cher — Barbarella Blue, 8:30 Bar Redux — Irie Punky Reggae Party with DJs Tuff Gong and Kingston, 10 The Bayou Bar — Philip Melancon, 8 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Band, 7; Big Sam’s Funky Nation, 11 Blue Nile Balcony Room — Marigny Street Brass Band, 10; DJ Black Pearl, 1 a.m. BMC — The Jazzmen, 3; Willie Lockett, 5; Jason Neville Band, 9 Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant — Once Removed feat. Robert Eustis, 5; Marc Stone, 6; Connor Stewart & Le Bon Temps, 9 Cafe Negril — Jamie Lynn Vessels, 4; Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7 Check Point Charlie — Kristin Ford, 4; Kenny Triche, 8; Fumblebuckers, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — Alvin Youngblood

Hart, 9 Circle Bar — The Florida Rooms, Kelly Duplex, Brent Houzenga, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Sansone, Krown & Fohl, 10 Gasa Gasa — Debauche, Brother Nutria, 10 Hey! Cafe — The Rooks, Yung Vul, Zach Quinn, 8 Hi-Ho Lounge — Pink Room Project, 11 House of Blues (The Parish) — The White Buffalo, Arum Rae, 9 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Grant Terry, 9 Jazz National Historical Park — Segue-

Radar Upcoming concerts » TONY ALLEN & KUMASI , Feb. 23-24, The Music Box Village » MELISSA ERRICO WITH BRYAN BATT, March 1, NOCCA » HANNAH WICKLUND & THE STEPPIN STONES, March 9, Gasa Gasa » SHOPPING , March 10, Gasa Gasa » ANIMAL COLLECTIVE , March 16-17, The Music Box Village » ALBERT HAMMOND JR., March 21, One Eyed Jacks » KING TUFF, CUT WORMS, May 11, One Eyed Jacks » PORTUGAL. THE MAN, CHICANO BATMAN , Sept. 14, The Sugar Mill • JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE , Jan. 15, 2019, Smoothie King Center

Animal Collective performs at The Music Box Village March 16-17. P H OTO B Y A D R I A N O FAG U N D E

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SUNDAY 18 21st Amendment — Christopher Johnson Quartet, 8 Bamboula’s — NOLA Ragweeds, 1; Carl LeBlanc, 5:30; Ed Wills & Blues 4 Sale, 9 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 7; Street Legends Brass Band, 11 BMC — Foot & Friends, 3; Jazmarae, 7; Moments of Truth, 10 Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant — Mateo Ruiz de la Torre, 4; Steve Pistorius Quartet, 7 Bullet’s Sports Bar — The Wizz, 6 Cafe Negril — Ecirb Muller’s Twisted Dixie, 6; John Lisi, 9:30 Casa Borrega — John Lawrence Flamenco Guitar, 7 Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 8 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; The Underhill Family Orchestra, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Gary Negbaur, 9 Dragon’s Den (upstairs) — Church with Unicorn Fukr, 10 House of Blues (The Parish) — Mako, Night Lights, 8 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 The Jefferson Orleans North — Cindy Van Duyne, The Pat Barberot Orchestra, 7 Kerry Irish Pub — Traditional Irish music session, 5; Beth Patterson, 8 The Maison — Higher Heights, 10 Old Point Bar — Amanda Walker, 3:30; Romy Vargas & the Mercy Buckets, 7 One Eyed Jacks — Julie Odell, Kathryn Rose-Wood, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Gerald French & Sunday Night Swingsters, 7:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Legacy Band, 5 & 6; Preservation All-Stars, 8, 9 & 10 Rare Form — The Key Sound, 10 Siberia Lounge — Kia Cavalaro, Up Up We Go, 9 SideBar — Shawn Williams & Amber Mouton, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Michael Watson & the Alchemy, 8 & 10 Trinity Episcopal Church — Valerie Francis, Wilfred Delphin, Patriotic Project (1950s and 1960s spirituals), 5; Ellis Marsalis, 8

MONDAY 19 21st Amendment — Kala Bazaar Swing Society, 7:30 Bacchanal — Helen Gillet, 7:30 Bamboula’s — Co & Co Traveling Show, 2; G & Her Swinging Gypsies, 5:30; Bon Bon Vivant, 9

MUSIC Banks Street Bar — Chris Dibenedetto’s Piano Showcase, 7 Blue Nile — Jeff Chaz, 7; Brass-AHolics, 10 BMC — Zoe K, 5; Lil Red & Big Bad, 7; Paggy Prine & Southern Soul, 10 Bourbon O Bar — Shake It Break It Band, 8 Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant — Arsene DeLay, 5; Antoine Diel, 8 Cafe Negril — Noggin, 6; In Business, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Justin Molaison, 5:30; Alex McMurray, 8 Circle Bar — Clint Johnson, 7; The Stranger, Mom, Woof, Room 101, Enoch Ramone, 9:30 The Civic Theatre — St. Vincent, 8 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 7; Funk Monkey, 10 DMac’s Bar & Grill — Danny Alexander’s Blues Jam Session, 8 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9 Dragon’s Den (upstairs) — Audiodope with DJ Ill Medina, 11 House of Blues (The Parish) — Andrea Gibson, Chastity Brown, 8 The Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — 2 Sheets to the Wind, 8:30 The Maison — Chicken & Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7 Maple Leaf Bar — George Porter Jr. Trio, 10 One Eyed Jacks — Blind Texas Marlin, 10 Preservation Hall — Preservation Jazz Masters, 5 & 6; Preservation All-Stars, 8, 9 & 10 Santos Bar — The Munsens, 9 SideBar — Interstellar Space Revisited feat. Sam Shahin & Ian Bowman, 8:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat Food & Spirits — Sam Cammarata, 3; Carolyn Broussard, 6 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Royal Street Windin’ Boys, 2; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; New Orleans Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Bart Ramsey, 5; Washboard Rodeo, 8

CLASSICAL/CONCERTS Beethoven and Blue Jeans. Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond, (985) 543-4371 — The “Beethoven Meets the Wild West” program features Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. Tickets $20-$37. 7:30 p.m. Friday. The same program is performed at Our Lady of Lourdes (400 Westchester Place, Slidell) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Rare Form — Will Dickerson Band, 1; Justin Donovan, 6; Steve Mignano, 10 Rock ’n’ Bowl — Bonerama, 9:30 Santos Bar — Goatwhore, Abysmal Lord, Witch Burial, 9 Siberia Lounge — Tasche & the Psychedelic Roses, Paris Monster, Sexy Dex & the Fresh, 10 SideBar — Jimmy Robinson, Michael Skinkus, 9 Southport Hall — Puddle of Mudd, Akadia, Bending, 8; Girl Spice, Zombies Eating Sheep, 9 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Panorama Jazz Band, 6 Twist of Lime — Fighting for Frequency, Traded Moments, The Highwinds, 10


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ON STAGE ........................... 36 ART Happenings ............................37 Openings .................................37 Museums .................................37

EVENTS TUESDAY 13 Bourbon Street Awards. 900 block of St. Ann St. Varla Jean Merman hosts the costume contest. Noon. Carnival in Covington. Downtown Covington — Lions Club and Mystic Krewe of Covington host parades, and there’s an after-party with food and DJ performances. 10 a.m. Krewe of Argus. The parade rolls on the Metairie parade route. 10 a.m. Krewes of Zulu and Rex. The parades roll on Uptown parade routes. 8 a.m. Societe de Saint Anne. The walking parade rolls in Bywater and Faubourg Marigny. 8 a.m.

THURSDAY 15 Open Sea Shanty Sing. Treo, 3835 Tulane Ave., (504) 304-4878; www.treonola.com — Songbooks are provided at the maritime sing-along. Free admission. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY 16 Aphrodisiac Dinner for Lovers & Others. Art Klub, 1941 Arts St., (504) 943-6565; www.artklub.org — Chef Dominique Rizzo prepares a three-course dinner served in the art space, and there are performances by Anais St. John, Luke Brechtelsbauer, Frenchy and Liza Rose. Tickets start at $40. 7 p.m. Best Laid Plans Murder Mystery Dinner. Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center, 1001 S. Peters St., (504) 525-0044; www.hiltongardeninn.hilton. com — 1930s attire is encouraged for the murder mystery dinner with a Hollywood theme. Tickets $45. 7 p.m. Cotopaxi Questival. Mandeville Wharf at Crescent Park, 1008 N. Peters St.; www.nola.gov/city/crescent-park — The 24-hour “adventure race” features food, fitness and urban adventure challenges. Visit www.cotopaxi.com for details. Tickets $45. 6 p.m.

SATURDAY 17 Bayou Gardens Camellia Open House. Southeast Louisiana Refuges Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters (Bayou Lacombe Centre), 61389 Highway 434, Lacombe, (985) 882-2000; www.fws.gov — There are tours, workshops, speakers and floral displays. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Critter Cinema. Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., (504) 368-5191; www. la-spca.org — At the movie screening, kids snuggle up to puppies and kittens while enjoying pizza and popcorn. Email

ART REVIEW Grassroots and Queer Tropics BY D. ERIC BOOKHARDT “IDENTITY” HAS BEEN A HOT TOPIC in much of America since at least the 1960s. Los Angeles-based artist Genevieve Gaignard’s exploration of her biracial identity was inspired by her Creole father and white mother. Her two-room installation in the Ace Hotel lobby, a Prospect.4 installation, is inviting and accessible: Visitors can walk in and make themselves at home. One room (pictured), reflects her father’s deep family roots in New Orleans via a tidy vintage living room adorned with family photos, bowling trophies and a classic 1960s dual portrait of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — all flanking three large, modern photo portraits of Creole women wearing tignons, the once mandatory colonial-era head coverings that black women subversively transformed into chic fashion statements. Here the three women appear as icons of cultural memory, timeless observers whose wary gazes remind us that history is never entirely past, but lives on in an endless variety of ways. The other space features church pews and mirrors interspersed with Gaignard’s self-portraits as different characters reflecting a range of racial, regional and cultural variations in an installation that’s like an old-time chapel transformed into a space for meditating on the fluid, situational nature of identity. Gaignard renders the work with a colorful mix of irony, humor and pathos. Queer Tropics, curated by Charlie Tatum, illustrates how the Western world’s romanticization of the tropics parallels how LGBT people long have been portrayed as “exotic” in the fever dreams of Western imaginations. Here the mythology of the tropics as a realm of abandon, lassitude and “Southern decadence” infuses an array of works by eight artists, including some intriguing videos by Carlos Motta examining the legacy of early Spanish missionaries’ encounters with indigenous peoples. There also are some strategically surreal graphical works by Joiri Minaya, Adrienne Elise Tarver and Victoria Martinez, whose colorful floor-to-ceiling tapestry inspired by her Mexican neighborhood in Chicago conveys something of America’s own newfound exoticism. Grassroots. Runs through Feb. 25. Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet St., (504) 900-1180; www.acehotel.com. Queer Tropics. Runs through Feb. 25 at Pelican Bomb Gallery X, 1612 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 252-0136; www.pelicanbomb.com.

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party@la-spca.org to register. Tickets $35. 6 p.m. Family Day. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 944-5515; www.fairgroundsracecourse.com — The event includes inflatables, a pony petting area and character appearances during thoroughbred racing. Tickets $5. Noon. Harlem Globetrotters. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; www.neworleansarena.com — The exhibition basketball team plays the Washington Generals. 2 p.m. Madisonville Art Market. Madisonville Art Market, Tchefuncte River at Water Street, Madisonville, (985) 871-4918; www. artformadisonville.org — The monthly market features works by local artists. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. OCH Recycled Art Market. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www. zeitgeistnola.org — There’s live music, entertainment, art and home furnishings crafted from reclaimed materials. Visit www.ochartmarket.com for details. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SUNDAY 18 The Birds and Landscapes of Sichuan, China. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5212 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 866-9010; www.firstuuno.org — Joelle Findlay delivers the Sierra Club lecture, and refreshments are served. Free admission. 6:30 p.m. Dog Wag and Walk. Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-1238; www.northlakenature.org — Bring a leash, water and a bowl for this group dog walk through the center’s trails. Email rue@northlakenature.org to register (required). Tickets $5. 8 a.m. Pawdi Gras. The pet parade rolls through the Lake Park neighborhood of Belle Chasse, and there’s a pet costume contest. 12:30 p.m.

SPORTS New Orleans Pelicans. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; www.neworleansarena.com — New Orleans Pelicans play the Los Angeles Lakers at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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Music & Poetry. Bar Redux, 801 Poland Ave., (504) 592-7083; www.barredux.com — The showcase includes music, fiction and poetry readings. Toby O’Brien hosts. 8 p.m. Sunday. Phillip James Dodd. Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-7032; www.prcno.org — The author discusses and signs The Classical American House. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

FILM OPENING THIS WEEKEND A Ciambra — A 14-year-old slips between three communities: Italians, African refugees and his native Romani. Zeitgeist

Early Man (PG) — A cave man battles the forthcoming Bronze Age in the form of evil miner Lord Nooth. West Bank, Slidell Samson (PG-13) — Action-movie writers dig deep with this Old Testament-inflected tale. Slidell Thelma — A lesbian sci-fi fantasy, in which a girl’s repressed sexuality stokes her psychokinetic powers. Zeitgeist This Giant Papier-Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy — Three dudes fall into the world of a low-budget sci-fi movie in this New Zealand comedy. Zeitgeist

NOW SHOWING 12 Strong (R) — U.S. Special Forces officers head to Afghanistan immediately following Sept. 11, 2001. Elmwood, West Bank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal The 15:17 to Paris (PG-13) — Three young Americans foil a terrorist attack in this drama based on disturbingly recent real-life events. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Cinebarre Black Panther (PG-13) — Chadwick Boseman (James Brown and Thurgood Marshall, in other movies) is the eponymous Marvel-universe superhero. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Broad, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Cinebarre Call Me by Your Name (R) — Set in the Italian countryside, this gay coming-of-age tale has generated serious awards-season buzz. West Bank, Broad, Prytania Coco (PG) — In this offering from animation powerhouse Pixar, a boy ventures through a Latin American-inspired Land of the Dead. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank The Commuter (PG-13) — Liam Neeson’s worse-than-average train commute includes conspiracies and a race against time. Clearview, Kenner Darkest Hour (PG-13) — Gary Oldman stars as World War II-era Winston Churchill. Elmwood, Broad, Regal, Cinebarre Den of Thieves (R) — Thieves try to rob the Federal Reserve Bank; Gerard Butler and 50 Cent (remember him?) star. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Kenner, Slidell, Cinebarre Fifty Shades Freed (R) — The suburban mom’s entree to BDSM concludes with the third Fifty Shades movie. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Cinebarre Forever My Girl (PG) — A man returns to his hometown after a country music career. Kenner, Slidell, Regal The Greatest Showman (PG) — The musical is about the life of circus magnate P.T. Barnum and the creation of show business. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Cinebarre Hostiles (R) — An 1892-set Western, in which an Army captain (Christian Bale) tries to escort a Cheyenne chief’s family back to their home. Elmwood, West Bank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Cinebarre Hurricane on the Bayou — Director Greg MacGillivray explores Hurricane Katrina and Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands. Entergy Giant Screen I, Tonya (R) — Margot Robbie is toughgirl skater Tonya Harding in this biopic. Elmwood, Broad Insidious: The Last Key (PG-13) — A parapsychologist returns to her childhood home to investigate spooky goings-on. West Bank, Slidell PAGE 36


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The Insult (R) — A trivial incident between Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee sparks a war between their communities. Broad Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) — In another addition to the pantheon of recent ’90s reboots, Jumanji becomes a video game. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal La Boda de Valentina (R) — In this unlikely rom-com, a woman from Mexico’s Hidalgo political dynasty must choose between two suitors. Elmwood Lady Bird (R) — A teen (Saoirse Ronan) navigates a fraught time of life in this mother-daughter dramedy. Elmwood, West Bank Maze Runner: The Death Cure (PG-13) — Another teens-in-dystopia thriller, with a deadly maze instead of Hunger Games. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal Molly’s Game (R) — Writer-director Aaron Sorkin puts his spin on the story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), who masterminded a high-stakes poker game. Elmwood, West Bank Paddington 2 (PG) — The talking bear trades his raincoat for prison stripes in this animated sequel. West Bank Peter Rabbit (PG) — The bunny movie is a “contemporary comedy with attitude,” according to press materials. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal Phantom Thread (R) — The drama about a tailor is said to be the final performance of Daniel Day-Lewis, who is retiring. Elmwood, Regal, Cinebarre The Post (PG-13) — Intrepid journalists save democracy in this film about the Pentagon Papers controversy. Elmwood, Broad, Regal, Cinebarre Proud Mary (R) — Taraji P. Henson (Cookie from Empire) is a hitwoman working for a Boston crime family. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank The Shape of Water (R) — Guillermo del Toro directs the dark beauty-andthe-beast fable about a mute woman who loves a weird creature. Elmwood, West Bank, Broad, Kenner, Regal, Cinebarre Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13) — The space franchise with Luke, Leia, Rey, et al. returns. Elmwood, Slidell Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (R) — A woman uses unconventional tactics to draw attention to her daughter’s unsolved murder. Elmwood, Cinebarre Wild Ocean 3-D — The ecology documentary explores marine life off the South African coast. Entergy Giant Screen Winchester (PG-13) — The real-life Winchester Mystery House (it has a Grey Gardens-meets-The Shining vibe) inspired this supernatural thriller. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal

SPECIAL SCREENINGS 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animated — The screenings showcase animated shorts. Noon and 7:30 pm. Friday-Monday, 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Monday. Prytania

2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary — Documentary shorts are screened. 7 p.m. Thursday. Prytania 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action — The screenings comprise live-action shorts. 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday-Monday. Prytania 3Some — A Nigerian film about a drunken night among three co-workers premieres. 6 p.m. Saturday. New Orleans Jazz Market An Affair to Remember — Lovers plot to meet at the top of the Empire State Building in this much-parodied classic romance. 10 a.m. Wednesday. Prytania Breakfast at Tiffany’s — A man meets a free spirit with an uncreatively named cat. 10 a.m. Sunday. Prytania Casablanca (PG) — Of all the gin joints ... 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Slidell Desolation — The horror movie is set in Los Angeles, but was shot in New Orleans. 9:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Zeitgeist The Metropolitan Opera: L’Elisir d’Amore — The comic opera involves a love potion. 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Elmwood, Cinebarre Pacific Rim (PG-13) — Giant robots battle monsters in this Guillermo del Toro-directed film. 10 p.m. Sunday. Prytania The Philadelphia Story — In this witty 1940s comedy, Katharine Hepburn is a socialite torn between men. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Elmwood, West Bank, Cinebarre The Princess Bride (PG) — With the help of a motley crew, a farmhand rescues his true love from an evil prince. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Broad The Room (R) — A man’s fiancee cheats on him with his best friend in this unintentionally humorous cult classic. Midnight Friday-Saturday. Prytania

ON STAGE Amber Alert! The AllWays Lounge & Theater, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; www.theallwayslounge.net — Cabaret performer Amber Martin’s show is about her small-town Texas childhood. Tickets $15. 9 p.m. Friday. And the Ball and All. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; www.rivertowntheaters.com — Ricky Graham’s comedy about a Carnival krewe stars Sean Patterson and Becky Allen. Tickets $30. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Andrea Gibson. House of Blues, The Parish, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.hob.com — The spoken-word poet performs. Tickets $21. 7 p.m. Monday. Bustout Burlesque. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www. houseofblues.com/neworleans/restaurant — The neo-classical burlesque troupe performs. Tickets start at $16. 9 p.m. Saturday. C.S. Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., (504) 287-0351; www.saengernola.com — Max McLean stars as writer C.S. Lewis on a journey to faith. Tickets $39-$89. 4 p.m. Saturday. Fleur de Tease. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., (504) 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks.net — The burlesque troupe’s show has a Valentine’s Day theme. Tickets $15. 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Light Moving Through Time and Known Mass: St. Maurice. Art Klub, 1941 Arts St., (504) 943-6565; www.


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OPENING Claire Elizabeth Gallery. 131 Decatur St., (843) 364-6196; www.claireelizabethgallery.com — “Southern Abstraction,” abstract forms inspired by nature and the world by Jenness Laseter and Carlee Arnold; opening reception 6 p.m. Saturday. Gallery 600 Julia. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www.gallery600julia.com — “Here Comes the Big Chief,” group show about Mardi Gras Indian culture with Michelle Dashev; opening reception 6 p.m. Saturday.

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MUSEUMS American Italian Cultural Center. 537 S. Peters St., (504) 522-7294; www. americanitalianculturalcenter.com — “The Luke Fontana Collection,” works by the artist, ongoing. Contemporary Arts Center. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno.org — “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp,” exhibition of works by Prospect.4 artists, through Feb. 25. The Historic New Orleans Collection. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp,” exhibition of works by Prospect.4 artists, through Feb. 25. “The Seignouret-Brulatour House: A New Chapter,” model of a 200-year-old French Quarter building and historic site, ongoing. Louisiana Children’s Museum. 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org — Historic French Quarter life and architecture exhibit by The Historic New Orleans Collection, ongoing. Louisiana State Museum Presbytere. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm. crt.state.la.us — “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond,” interactive displays and artifacts; “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; both ongoing. Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture. 1010 Conti St., (504) 218-4872; www.themardigrasmuseum.com — “Goddesses in Bodices,” hand-beaded bustiers and headdresses by Dames de Perlage, through March 15. New Orleans Museum of Art. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org — “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp,” exhibition of works by Prospect.4 artists, through Feb. 25. “Bror Anders Wikstrom: Bringing Fantasy to Carnival,” Mardi Gras float and costume designs by the Swedish-born artist, through April 1, and more. Newcomb Art Museum. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Newcomb Place, (504) 314-2406; www.newcombartmuseum.tulane.edu — “Clay in Transit: Contemporary Mexican Ceramics” and “Clay in Place: Highlights from the Collection,” work by modern and contemporary ceramicists, through March 24. Ogden Museum of Southern Art. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp,” exhibition of works by Prospect.4 artists, through Feb. 25.

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Temporary Farm Labor: Good Time Farms, Dumas, TX, has 4 positions, 3 mo. exp. operating farm equip. w/GPS to cultivate, fertilize, plant, chop, harvest & transport grain & oilseed crops, operate cotton pickers, module builders, boll buggies, calving, vaccinating, ear tagging & feeding, irrigation maint. & repair; maintain building, equip & vehicles; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able to obtain driver’s license with clean MVR within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take employer paid random drug tests; testing positive/ failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; employer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $11.87/hr, increase based on exp., may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 4/10/18 – 2/10/19. Review ETA790 requirements and apply with JO# TX3548864 at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-342-2917. Temporary Farm Labor: M Mendoza & Son Trucking, Earth, TX, has 3 positions, 6 mo. exp. for silage chopping harvest of grain & oilseed crops, adjust speed of cutters, blowers & conveyers & height of cutting head using hand tools, change cutting head as appropriate for crops, drives heavy truck to transport produce to elevator & storage areas; maintain building, equip & vehicles; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able to obtain appropriate CDL with clean MVR to drive grain & transporter trucks within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take employer paid random drug tests; testing positive/ failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; employer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $11.87/hr., may increase based on exp., may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 3/05/18 – 12/01/18. Review ETA790 requirements and apply with JO# TX3541790 at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-342-2917. Temporary Farm Labor: Pfister Farms, Dalhart, TX, has 4 positions, 3 mo. exp. operating large farm equip.w/GPS for cultivating, tilling, fertilizing, planting, harvesting & transporting grain & oilseed crops, swathing, raking, baling, stacking & transporting hay, drive 10-18 speed semi w/36-40ft trailers; maintain building, equip & vehicles; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able to obtain CDL driver license to drive grain trucks with clean MVR within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take employer paid random drug tests; testing positive/failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; employer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $11.87/hr, increase based on exp., may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 4/01/18 – 12/01/18. Review ETA790 requirements and apply with JO# TX3548577 at nearest OK Workforce Office or call 405-557-7294. Temporary Farm Labor: Rustin Knight, Tokio, TX has 2 positions, 3 mo. exp. operating large tractors, row planters, cotton stripper, peanut digger and combine for cultivating, tilling, planting, harvesting & transporting grain & oilseed crops, assist with checking water wells & circle systems; maintain building, equip & vehicles; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able to obtain driver’s license with clean MVR within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take employer paid random drug tests; testing positive/failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; employer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $11.87/hr, increase based on exp., may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 4/11/18 – 2/11/19. Review ETA790 requirements and apply with JO# TX7260079 at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-342-2917.

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Artist Talk. LeMieux Galleries, 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com — Aron Belka discusses “Call to Post,” his exhibition of paintings inspired by horse culture. 4 p.m. Saturday. Exhibition Tour. Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Newcomb Place, (504) 314-2406; www. newcombartmuseum.tulane.edu — Museum staff lead a guided tour of “Clay in Transit: Contemporary Mexican Ceramics” and “Clay in Place: Works from the Permanent Collection.” Noon Thursday. The Goddess Project. A multimedia mural honoring the Goddess of the Swamp appears on the facade of the building at 826 Gravier St. Low Road Art Walk. Royal Street — Galleries in the 700 to 1100 blocks of Royal Street stay open late. 6 p.m. Thursday. The Pancakes & Booze Art Show. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www.thehowlinwolf.com — The show features work from more than 50 emerging artists, a pancake bar, live body painting, performances and more. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. Saturday. Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp. Citywide — The international arts exhibition features shows at area museums and installation sites, art walks, artist panels and more. Visit www. prospectneworleans.org for details.

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artklub.org — The two performances include Light Moving Through Time, a collaboration between photographer Nick Shamblott and a dancer exploring time, and Known Mass: St. Maurice, which comprises dance performances paired with a recreation of St. Maurice Church in the 9th Ward. Tickets $12-$15. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Magic Outside the Box. The AllWays Lounge & Theater, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; www.theallwayslounge.net — David London’s magic show incorporates elements of comedy, storytelling and surrealism. Tickets $15. 9 p.m. Saturday. Skin! Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 9401130; www.cafeistanbulnola.com — The Sparkling Diamonds present the performance, which features burlesque dancing infused with hip-hop. 10 p.m. Wednesday. Spectaculaire. Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., (504) 522-2081; www.lepetittheatre.com — The variety show includes music, magic, burlesque, side show acts and more by performers including LadyBeast, Guglielmo, Bella Blue, Dante Magic and others. Tickets $25-$35. 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


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