Page 1


March 13-19 2018 Volume 39 Number 11






G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


Lane Lacoy FRANCHER PERRIN GROUP Historic Home Specialist

Asociate Broker/Realtor®

1227 Chartres


Incredible Architectural Details Spectacular French Quarter Location Currently 6 Units


Grand Marigny, meticulously renovated center hall single on 2 lots. 3-5 BR’s, 3.5 BA’s, plaster crown molding/medallions, gleaming wood floors, fireplaces/ cypress mantles, gated off-street parking, front/rear covered galleries… One-of-a-kind home!


840 Elysian Fields Ave N.O., LA 70117 -

Residential, Commercial and Investment



Downtown + Uptown


Residential and Commercial • Our Refinishing Makes Cleaning Easier Most Jobs are Done in Hours • Certified Fiberglass Technician

SOUTHERN Lucky Bean Burlap door hanger $24.99

St. Paddy’s Fleur de Lis shirt $19.99


7 0 8 B A R ATA R I A B LV D .


St. Patrick or Italian necklace $10.99 each 1513 Metairie Rd. • 835-6099 Metairie Shopping Center MJSMETAIRIE


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


Do you feel passionately about making the world a kinder place?

We RE-Glaze and REPAIR

Bathroom fixtures • Ceramic tile walls, floors and counters • Fiberglass bathtubs and enclosures • Formica countertops Claw foot bathtubs • Pedestal sinks Cast iron and tin bathtubs Marble walls and countertops


Cleaning Service

Would you like to work with people from all walks of life?

Let me help with your


Holiday Cleaning After Construction Cleaning

We are seeking volunteers at Canon Hospice to donate their time towards helping patients and families who are dealing with end-of-life issues.

Ways to Volunteer: • Talk, listen, pray with, read to, or sit with patients • Support bereaved family members in their healing • Assist with clerical work, data entry, and mailings • Help with events like bingo nights, “Celebrations of Life,” and fundraisers • Use individual skills, creativity, and life experience to help in your own unique way

cleaning needs!

Residential & Commercial Licensed & Bonded


••• C H E A P TRASH HAULING & PALM TREE TRIMMING (504) 292-0724 •••

FREE ESTIMATES. Call (504) 292-0724. FRANK

DWI - Traffic Tickets?

Don’t go to court without an attorney! You can afford an attorney. Call Attorney Gene Redmann, 504-834-6430.

Susana Palma


Have you been looking for a way to give back to your community?

504-250-0884 504-913-6615

MARCH 16 Candlelight Sound Bath MARCH 18 Chakra Tuning Series: Spring Cleaning MARCH 20 4 Week Intro To Yoga Course APRIL 7-8 Intro To Teaching Kids Yoga Training

Call us and prevent the high cost of replacement. New surfaces are durable, strong and easy to care for.


Fully Insured & Bonded


Why remove your old bathroom and kitchen fixtures? Re-glaze them!

S/P Lucky Bean w/ Italian color cords $9.99


New Orleans’ home for heart-centered yoga + down-to-earth spirituality

504-891-6400 1820 St. Charles Ave., Suite 110




504-957-5116 504-948-3011

Fig Cookie Necklace $7.99

WWW.WILDLOTUSYOGA.COM 30 Days of Unlimited

We are an extremely flexible and supportive environment, and are looking forward to hearing from you at 504-818-2723


CALL 483-3100

PNK Creative Studio



WIN YOUR CHOICE OF A 2018 LEXUS! Friday, March 23 6p – 9p Win a chance to drive away in a new Lexus IS, NX, or ES or win a share of thousands in Bonus Rewards™.



Earn entries now when playing with your mychoice ® card. Every 10 points earned equals one entry. Play Mondays & Tuesdays every week to earn 7X entries.

CALLING ALL MARCH BIRTHDAYS! The Birthday Wheel is back for one night each month and you get to take a birthday spin! PRIZES RANGE FROM FREE PLAY, GIFTS, $500 IN CASH AND MORE! Friday, March 30, 2018 2nd Floor Promotions Area | 3p – 8p

Mar 16 16 Mar 17 Mar 23



Junior & Sumtin Sneaky







Mar 24

Closed for Private Event

Mar 30





Junior & Sumtin Sneaky


Joey Thomas Band


Mar 31 Apr 6 Apr 7





JOIN MYCHOICE FOR SAME-DAY REWARDS. New mychoice members can earn 30 points for a $30 food credit, earn 100 more points for $15 in Bonus Rewards and earn another 100 more for a complimentary hotel stay with and $30 resort credit. Must be 21 years of age or older. Management reserves the right to change, cancel or modify this program at any time with applicable Gaming Regulation. Offer not valid for persons on a Disassociated Patrons, Voluntary Exclusion or Self Exclusion List in jurisdictions which Pinnacle Entertainment operates or who have been otherwise excluded from the participating property. ©2018 Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.


G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8 • 504.366.7711

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8



MARCH 13 -19, 2018 VOLUME 39 || NUMBER 11 NEWS


7 9 11 12




5 43 47 70


Est. 1946


55 61





Call Ahead. LargeSEE partiesLAYERS available.

@gambitneworleans @GambitNewOrleans

FOR COLOR 436-9942 or 436-8950 OR BW



4137 Hwy 90 • WESTWEGO

Fairs & Festivals Your guide to a year of fun all over Louisiana


President & CEO | MARGO DUBOS Publisher | JEANNE EXNICIOS FOSTER Administrative Director | MARK KARCHER

EDITORIAL (504) 483-3105// Editor | KEVIN ALLMAN Managing Editor | KANDACE POWER GRAVES Political Editor | CLANCY DUBOS Arts & Entertainment Editor | WILL COVIELLO Special Sections Editor | KATHERINE M. JOHNSON Senior Writer | ALEX WOODWARD Staff Writer / Listings Coordinator | KAT STROMQUIST

Sales Administrator | MICHELE SLONSKI Senior Sales Representatives JILL GIEGER (504) 483-3131 [] JEFFREY PIZZO (504) 483-3145 []

Sales Representatives

Contributing Photographer | CHERYL GERBER



BUSINESS & OPERATIONS Billing Inquiries (504) 483-3135 Business Manager | MAUREEN TREGRE Accounts Receivable Clerk | PAULETTE AGUILAR Administrative Assistant | LINDA LACHIN


Advertising Director | SANDY STEIN BRONDUM (504) 483-3150 []


Production Director | DORA SISON Assistant Production Director | LYN VICKNAIR Pre-Press Coordinator | JASON WHITTAKER Web & Classifieds Designer | MARIA BOUÉ Graphic Designers | DAVID KROLL,


ADVERTISING Advertising Inquiries (504) 483-3150

Contributing Writers | D. ERIC BOOKHARDT,


3701 IBERVILLE ST•504.488.6582


(504) 483-3152 [] TAYLOR SPECTORSKY (504) 483-3143 [] ALICIA PAOLERCIO (504) 483-3142 []

Inside Sales Representative RENETTA PERRY (504) 483-3122 []

MARKETING Marketing Assistant | ERIC LENCIONI Marketing Intern | JANIE GELFOND

Chairman | CLANCY DUBOS + President & CEO | MARGO DUBOS Gambit (ISSN 1089-3520) is published weekly by Gambit Communications, Inc., 3923 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA 70119. (504) 486-5900. We cannot be held responsible for the return of unsolicited manuscripts even if accompanied by a SASE. All material published in Gambit is copyrighted: Copyright 2018 Gambit Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.


TUE. MARCH 13 | Chicago troubadour Ezra Furman sells his latest drama, last year’s transfixing Transangelic Exodus (Bella Union), like his life depends on it: a queer-love-story/Clyde and Clyde on-the-lam border break voiced with frayed-larynx dedication by a fatally protective protagonist. Teddy Lamson opens at 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.


Joe Rogan THU. MARCH 15 | A renaissance man for our digital and cable media age, Joe Rogan is a mixed martial arts announcer, podcaster and science-curious tweeter who loves to buck conventional wisdom. He shares his brutal insights at 7:30 and 10 p.m. at Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.

Bela Fleck and Pines of Rome

Caribbean twist Miguel Zenon bridges jazz and Puerto Rican popular music BY WILL COVIELLO SAXOPHONIST MIGUEL ZENON grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has many family members in and around the island’s capital and has participated in several recent benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness of the plight of Puerto Ricans rebuilding following the devastation of Hurricane Irma last September. His Caravana Cultural brought free jazz concerts to rural areas of the island even before the storm. Zenon frequently has turned to Puerto Rican music for inspiration. Most recently, music he’s composing for his quartet is based on salsa music. “The tunes we’re working on are connected to a very well-known singer, Ismael Rivera,” Zenon says from his home in New York City. “Many people consider him the greatest exponent of salsa. He’s one of greatest singers ever. He’s one of my musical heroes.” The Miguel Zenon Quartet will perform music from its 2017 release Tipico and new work inspired by Rivera at the Contemporary Arts Center March 16-17.

Zenon listened to all sorts of popular and folk music in Puerto Rico before he discovered jazz via tapes of legends including Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. “I fell in love with (jazz) right away,” Zenon says. “Up to that point, I enjoyed music, but never considered it to be a central part of my life.” Zenon attended Berklee College of Music and Manhattan School of Music. He was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” and became a founding member of the SFJAZZ Collective. Branford Marsalis tapped him to become one of the first artists to release music on the Marsalis Music label, and Zenon recorded five albums for it. His work has been nominated for four Grammys and two Latin Grammys. For several of the albums released on Marsalis Music, Zenon bridged contemporary jazz and Puerto Rican folk music. His 2005 album Jibaro explores jibara, a folk music from Puerto Rico’s rural inland areas. His 2009 album Esta Plena explored plena, a dance music associated with working classes and satirical songs. Alma Adentro (2011) was inspired by the work of top Puerto Rican composers such as Bobby Capo, Tite Curet Alonso and Pedro Flores. “I am a big fan of folkloric music’s earthy sound,” he says. “This quality of folk music that you can’t find in other types of music, because it’s music that’s coming from the ground up. It is a goal to have my music have that feel, even if it’s complex or coming from an intellectual place.” For his latest album, Tipico, Zenon focused on writing music specifically for his quartet and highlighting its

The Miguel Zenon Quartet includes (l. to r.) Louis Perdomo, Zenon, Hans Glawischnig and Henry Cole.

THU.-SAT. MARCH 15-17 | New Yorkborn banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck has set the standard for the instrument in his mastery of folk and bluegrass music. He premieres his Banjo Concerto with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, which commissioned it. The program also includes Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at Orpheum Theater and Friday at First Baptist Church in Covington.


strengths. For most of the past 15 years he’s worked with pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Hans Glawischnig and drummer Henry Cole, who also is from Puerto Rico. Most of the album’s eight tracks are long, graceful compositions, patiently weaving in solos and occasional Latin rhythms. The album ranges from “Academia,” inspired by Zenon’s work teaching jazz, to the folkloric “Ciclo,” to the beautiful “Sangre di Me Sangre,” which was inspired by Zenon’s young daughter. Zenon looks forward to returning to New Orleans and is interested in its ties to Caribbean cities. “I have been to New Orleans many times,” he says. “I love it. The thing that is really interesting to me is the identity of the city and culture there when you compare it to other places. How Havana (Cuba) influenced New Orleans. How Haiti influenced it. How things came together in different ways in these cities.”

FRI. MARCH 16 | No matter your musical happy place, chances are Tommy Stinson is in there somewhere: The multi-fluent guitarist has his fingerprints on four decades as a member and/or sparring partner of The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses, Soul Asylum, Old 97’s and Bash & Pop. Cowboys in the Campfire pits his wits against Chip Roberts in an acoustic poison pick-off. At 10 p.m. at Siberia Lounge.

The Body and Thou SAT. MARCH 17 | With their previous collaborations, Louisiana’s Thou and Rhode Island’s The Body have opened portals to the netherworld with their singularly visceral darkness. Performing as one band, area parishioners are on high alert. New Orleans doom bands Mars and Space Cadaver join an apocalyptic lineup with Vile Creature and Aseethe at 8 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.

Snail Mail SAT. MARCH 17 | Songwriter Lindsey Jordan, who is now 18, had to get a permission slip to take her band on tour before she finished high school. But her age is the second most remarkable thing about her Snail Mail, tugging at itchysweater growing pains with hot knife lyricism and Flying Nun Records-inspired guitar-pop — showcased on 2016 EP Habit and a forthcoming full-length on Matador Records. Shame and Bat Fangs open at 8 p.m. at Hi-Ho Lounge.

5 G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


Ezra Furman & the Visions with Teddy Lamson

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8








Entergy plant vote ... Landrieu’s memoir ... the special session fiasco ... and more

# The Count

Thumbs Up/ Thumbs Down

$64,170 The annual amount a single parent of two needs to maintain a ‘modest but adequate standard of living’ in Orleans Parish.

The Landry-Walker High School brass band won this

year’s “Class Got Brass” competition at the Congo Square Rhythms Festival. The brass band throwdown, sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, is open to all middle and high schools in Louisiana. Landry-Walker also won last year’s competition. The award comes with a $10,000 prize.

Winn-Dixie donated $51,894

to Ochsner Hospital for Children after a two-week fund drive in its Louisiana stores, followed by the donation of a percentage of king cake sales during the Mardi Gras season. The money raised will go to the hospital’s Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development and other medical programs.

The Louisiana Legislature

wasted its recent special session (at a cost of $60,000 per day), failing to address the state’s upcoming fiscal shortfall and leaving grave uncertainty about everything from higher education (and TOPS scholarships) to public health. Lawmakers say they’ll call a second special session at the end of the regular session which begins this week, but Louisianans deserve better than time-wasting and partisan sniping by their elected officials.


COUNCIL APPROVES ENTERGY PLANT IN N.O. EAST Dozens of New Orleans East residents challenged Entergy’s plan to build a 128-megawatt, gas-fired power plant in Michoud, but after six hours of public comments on March 8, the New Orleans City Council approved the utility’s plan by a 6-1 vote. Council members hoped to remedy the city’s inability to generate local power after routine power outages underscored the city’s defective energy infrastructure. Opponents said construction of a new plant is not guaranteed to solve ongoing issues with outages, while residents will foot the bill for construction. Opponents also cite fears of pollution and other environmental impacts. District A Councilwoman Susan Guidry was the sole vote against the resolution. “I have watched Entergy drag their feet over and over again,” said Guidry, adding that the utility has put the City Council in a corner when it doesn’t agree to the Council’s regulatory demands. “We have been given one option by Entergy: a fossil fuel plant.” Guidry said rather than updating Entergy’s transmission lines, which have been the cause of most outage issues, ratepayers instead will pay for the plant over the next few decades, while the technology it uses to generate power will become obsolete. The meeting underscored a disconnection between City Hall and New Orleans East residents who routinely feel ignored when it comes to policy decisions that play out in their backyard. Residents challenged the Council to consider whether it would approve similar plans in more affluent areas. They also asked why Entergy hasn’t proposed renewable energy sources, especially in the wake of increasing awareness of coastal erosion and climate change and their relationship to carbon emissions. At-Large Councilwoman Stacy Head said the city can make the plant obsolete as demand grows for solar and other alternatives, but immediate issues of transmission reliability and local power generation make the plant’s construction “the only rational solution.” She also said the process and the burden on ratepayers is a “prime example” why changes should be made to the Councils’ regulatory system, which relies on a network of advisors guiding the Council on regulatory decisions.

ACCORDING TO A CALCULATOR released last week by think tank Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a single parent with two kids needs $64,170 annually to achieve a “modest but adequate” standard of living in Orleans Parish. EPI estimates housing costs at $12,016 annually, child care costs at $10,093 and transportation at $9,808. Median household income in New Orleans is $37,488, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. — KAT STROMQUIST

C’est What

? Would you support making the temporary 1-cent state sales tax a permanent thing if it could keep Louisiana from the ‘fiscal cliff’?


Quote of the week “I think the people of Louisiana seem to think we have a fiscal cliff every Thursday. And frankly, they don’t believe it anymore.” — U.S. Sen. John Neely Kennedy, pooh-poohing the state’s roughly $1 billion budget hole one day after a special session of the Louisiana LegislaPAGE 8




Vote on “C’est What?” at

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8





ture adjourned without addressing the problem. Kennedy pinned the blame on Gov. John Bel Edwards; the senator is considered a Republican contender for governor in 2019.

Legislature returns this week with big headaches

A free concert celebrating the 300th anniversary of New Orleans’s founding

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 • St. Louis Cathedral doors: 7 p.m. • concert: 7:30 p.m. Over the centuries, waves of newcomers have joined their musical traditions with those of Louisiana’s indigenous populations to create a unique symphony of sound. This concert will celebrate the diverse influences that compose the city’s extensive musical legacy, from the 18th through the 20th century.

This project is sponsored in part by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. Listen live on WWNO 89.9 FM, Classical 104.9 FM, or at Watch live online at Details at or

With the collapse of the special legislative session last week without any solution to the state’s budget problems, legislators from both parties are warning that all the bickering and mistrust will make it harder for them to come together on other important issues. Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a post-session news conference that House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, reneged on a promise in early February to deliver 40 GOP votes for proposals to raise $440 million of revenue. Edwards said Barras cut that offer down to $220 million when the session opened a week later without telling him and then failed to deliver on that. Edwards’ assertion about Barras (who did not respond to a request for comment) is one example of the allegations of broken faith on both sides in what Edwards called a “totally dysfunctional” session marked by distrust and political maneuvering. On March 4, a last-ditch effort to find solutions to a projected $1 billion budget shortfall disintegrated when a majority of Democrats voted down a Republican bill to extend a quarter-penny increase in the sales tax out of fear that Republicans would renege on a compromise to support New Orleans Democrat Walt Leger’s bill to limit income tax deductions. Edwards’ statement came several days after Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Baton Rouge, and other Republicans said on the House floor that some Republicans were stalling action on tax reforms to prevent Edwards from having a “win” ahead of his 2019 re-election campaign. Edwards said while that mentality may not dominate the legislative body, it is hampering progress. “The level of acrimony and distrust is more than anything I’ve seen in my 10 years in state government,” he said. He added that “some obstructionists” in the House were “hurting the state of Louisiana because we have a big problem to fix, and so long as they’re motivated by [defeating Edwards], then they’re not focused on fixing the problem.” Lawmakers are facing nearly $1 billion in cuts when the regular session convenes this week, with key services including health care and higher education poised to take the brunt of cuts. The governor’s

doomsday budget, which assumes there will be no new revenue to replace an expiring penny sales tax, slashes the entire appropriation for the popular TOPS scholarship program, a $233 million hit, and cuts higher education institutions by nearly $26 million. Health care would lose 20 percent of its general fund budget, roughly $490 million, plus $1.5 billion in federal matching dollars. Legislators’ options for cuts largely are limited to these two high-profile areas because they are the biggest discretionary spending pots in a budget bound largely to services and funds mandated by statute or the Louisiana Constitution. Talk of another special session already is brewing, as legislators cannot raise revenue in regular sessions during even-numbered years. Edwards said there’s talk of shortening the regular session to convene another special session in mid-May. — MANSHIP SCHOOL NEWS SERVICE

With new book coming out, Landrieu goes on 60 Minutes As of press time, Mayor Mitch Landrieu was scheduled to appear on 60 Minutes March 11 to discuss his controversial removal of four Confederate monuments last year. “Really, what these monuments were, were a lie,” Landrieu tells correspondent Anderson Cooper in a preview clip. During the segment, Landrieu also shows Cooper the secret site where two of the monuments are being stored. 60 Minutes, which agreed not to disclose the location, refers to it as a “shed.” The appearance seems to be coordinated with Landrieu’s upcoming tour for his new book In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, which will be published by Viking March 20. Last week, Landrieu announced some plans for the sites where the monuments once stood, including the installation of an American flag on the spot where the Jefferson Davis statue stood in Mid-City, and “beautification work” at the former sites of the P.G.T. Beauregard and Robert E. Lee statues. Ultimate decisions about Lee Circle, Landrieu said, will be left to Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell’s administration. The pro-monument group Save Our Circle, meanwhile, blasted Landrieu in a press release, calling the mayor “delusional” and saying he used the monument issue “as a deflection from his failures in our city with the NOPD, the violent crime, the failing infrastructure, our streets, the S&WB, the flooding of our city and the way that our economy has been decimated by his many, many failed policies.” PAGE 10





Saturday, March 17. Turnout is projected to be low, even though some very important elections are on the ballot. Below are our endorsements in three of those elections — for Jefferson Parish sheriff, Kenner mayor and state representative in House District 93 in New Orleans. Also on the ballot are judicial contests in New Orleans, a constable’s race in Metairie, and several city council elections in Kenner. We make no recommendations in those races. The most recent statewide special election — for state treasurer last November — generated a pathetic turnout of just 13 percent. We hope the local turnout on March 24 will be significantly higher. If you don’t turn out on Election Day, don’t complain if things turn out badly later. For Jefferson Parish Sheriff: Joe Lopinto When longtime Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand stepped down last year, his chief deputy and legal adviser, Joe Lopinto, by law became interim sheriff until a special election could be held. We consider both Lopinto and his opponent, former sheriff’s office spokesman John Fortunato, to be good public servants — and “good guys,” though the rancorous tenor of this election will put that perception to the test. While Fortunato has logged more years in the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO), Lopinto’s superior credentials speak for themselves, which is why we recommend his election. Lopinto began his career with JPSO in 1997 and became a narcotics detective before leaving the department seven years later to get a degree in criminal justice and a law degree. He served two terms in the Louisiana House of Representatives, where he chaired the Criminal


Justice Committee. He also served as legal counsel for the sheriff’s office, defending deputies in state and federal courts. Lopinto makes a strong case that a sheriff needs to be a top-tier administrator as well as the parish’s top crime fighter. Sheriffs also serve as tax collectors, civil process servers and jailers. The JPSO has a force of more than 1,500 employees. The sheriff should therefore be someone — like legendary Harry Lee and recently retired Newell Normand — who has a wide range of professional and administrative experience. Lopinto has that kind of experience. Moreover, the latest FBI statistics show crime in unincorporated Jefferson Parish is at an all-time low. Amid the attacks and counter-attacks of the campaign, Jefferson voters should focus on that fact — and elect Joe Lopinto sheriff. For Kenner Mayor: Ben Zahn Incumbent Mayor Ben Zahn has been in office a little more than a year, and in that time he has begun implementing a vision for revitalizing the state’s sixth-largest city. He has pursued significant redevelopment of Kenner’s troubled shopping centers by strategically using code enforcement to draw out-of-state landlords to the table. He proposes to remake the Pontchartrain Center — an underused resource for years — into a draw for larger events, and he has plans for developments near Kenner’s lakefront. Traffic is another important issue to all Kenner residents. Zahn is pushing to extend the Williams Boulevard neutral ground south of Interstate 10 to Kenner City Hall, which will make turning in to retail establishments along Williams significantly safer. It also will beautify one of Kenner’s major thoroughfares. Of regional significance, Zahn has a good working relationship with New Orleans Mayor-elect LaToya PAGE 10

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8

Our endorsements


G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


OPENING GAMBIT OPENING GAMBIT (C O N T I N U E D F R O M P. 8) ‘March for Our Lives’ gun control march set for March 24 A nationwide coalition of students, teachers, parents and supporters join March for Our Lives March 24 in calling on elected officials to adopt gun control measures after the 17 killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This week, students will participate in a nationwide school walkout at 10 a.m. March 14 for 17 minutes. In New Orleans, Benjamin Franklin High School students Olivia Keefe and Louise Olivier organized with students from schools throughout the New Orleans area as well as local activist groups to promote gun control efforts on the state and local levels. The New Orleans March for Our Lives event begins at noon at Washington Square Park and goes through the French Quarter to City Hall. The Louisiana Legislature will consider several gun control measures in the coming months. State Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, filed House Bill 473, which “prohibits the importation, manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, or transfer of a rapid-fire device and provides criminal penalties for violations of the prohibition.” State Rep. Helena Moreno, D-New Orleans, filed House Bill 603, which “prohibits the sale and possession of assault weapons and high capacity magazines and requires those who currently possess such weapons to register or surrender their weapon.” State Sen. Troy Carter, D-New


Orleans, has filed two measures: Senate Bills 155 and 274, which aim to raise the minimum age for buying assault weapons as well as “any firearm or other instrumentality customarily used as a dangerous weapon” from 18 to 21.

Feminist Festival returns to Loyola Feminist Festival, the annual celebration of women’s history and gender equality, has returned to Loyola University New Orleans. Now in its third year, the fest (March 4-16) offers panel discussions, performances, lectures, painting workshops and film screenings during Women’s History Month to encourage dialogues about inclusiveness and women’s empowerment. This year there’s also a crawfish boil and concert to close out the fest. Highlights of the event include an afternoon book talk March 12 with Kat Kinsman, author of Hi, Anxiety! Life with a Bad Case of Nerves. Notable women working in New Orleans’ restaurant industry including Kristen Essig (Coquette) and Mary Sonnier (Gabrielle) speak on a panel about the challenges of working in their famously male-dominated field that same evening. On March 16, Martha Alguera of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America leads a discussion on how to get involved in the gun control movement. More information and a full schedule of events and locations are available at the festival website at www.

(C O N T I N U E D F R O M P. 9 )

Cantrell. That will be paramount in light of the scheduled opening of the new Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport less than a year from now. Ben Zahn has earned a full four-year term as Kenner’s mayor. For State Representative House District 93: Royce Duplessis Four candidates are vying to succeed state Rep. Helena Moreno, D-New Orleans, in the state House of Representatives. Moreno was elected to the City Council’s Atlarge Division 1 seat in October. The district includes some of the most valuable real estate in Louisiana — downtown, the Superdome, the French Quarter, and other historic neighborhoods. We recommend attorney Royce Duplessis in this race.

Duplessis has a strong background in local government and civic engagement. He served as chief of staff to former City Councilman James Carter and clerked for a judge in the District of Columbia. He also worked for an international law firm and as a special counsel to Louisiana Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson. His legislative funding priorities will be education — especially early childhood education — public hospitals and TOPS scholarships. He also supports decriminalizing marijuana, allowing cities and parishes to set their own minimum wages and banning the sale of semi-automatic weapons. He has endorsements from many individuals and organizations, including the Alliance for Good Government.




G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8

More Groundhog Days


have called any attempt to get state lawmakers to fix Louisiana’s fiscal problems “Groundhog Day.” It’s a reference to the movie in which a misanthropic character played by Bill Murray keeps waking up in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on Feb. 2 until he finally gets his act together. With lawmakers going back into session a mere week after the special session’s acrimonious implosion, it appears the latest Bayou State Groundhog Day is March 12. This time, however, legislators will be constitutionally barred from considering revenue-raising bills, at least until they convene for yet another Groundhog Day — um, I mean special session — in late May or early June. How many Groundhog Days can Louisiana voters tolerate? A lot, apparently. I’ve seen this legislative movie many times. The plot never changes. The annual session that begins this week is the second act in a three-act script. The first act was the special session, the failure of which was predetermined by House Republicans. As several of their own members have admitted, many of them didn’t really want to solve the state’s fiscal problems because they feared it would somehow make Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, look good. That logic, if one could call it that, makes one wonder how some of them got past the fifth grade. For the benefit of our lawmakers, let’s go over this one more time: If legislators solve Louisiana’s structural deficits, they (not necessarily the governor) will look good. Conversely, when legislators fail to address

the deficit, they (not the governor) look bad. Constitutionally, the governor can only propose budgets and taxes. Lawmakers must actually provide for the state’s fiscal stability. Edwards has suggested several ways to make revenues match the cost of vital services such as public hospitals and universities, and the popular TOPS college scholarship program. For their part, a majority of our lawmakers stubbornly refuse to fix what most of them broke under Bobby Jindal’s “leadership and crisis” tenure. Edwards thus had to propose a “doomsday” budget that’s nearly $1 billion short. As Act 2 unfolds, we’ll see lots of teeth-gnashing among those who will feel the impact of draconian cuts — and equal though far less sincere amounts of grandstanding by the “cut our way to prosperity” crowd — from a budget (if one is adopted) that few can stomach. That will set the stage for the third act: the next special session. The climax of this story will come in the final hours of that special session, when House Republicans and members of the Legislative Black Caucus square off in a game of budgetary chicken. The GOP will want a sales tax-based solution, while the caucus will favor an income tax-heavy fix. That’s the same standoff that sucked the air out of the last special session, which is why it will feel like Groundhog Day all over again. In the movie, Bill Murray’s character eventually turned his life around. Too bad our legislators can’t learn to do likewise for Louisiana. The rest of us are tired of constantly waking up to the same dreary mess.

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8



Hey Blake, I enjoyed your column about the origins of the official city flag (March 6). What about the city seal? What’s its story?

Dear reader, While the origins of the city flag are clear, the story behind the city seal is a little murkier. According to the New Orleans Public Library, we know that on Feb. 17, 1805 the Legislative Council of the Territory of Orleans authorized the mayor “to procure and use a seal on all official acts and documents.” But when the city was divided into three separate municipalities in 1836, each subdivision adopted a seal of its own. According to the 1938 New Orleans City Guide, the city seal we see today likely was adopted in 1852 with the reunion of the municipalities. That year, records show the City Council authorized Mayor A.D. Crossman to order a city seal, which was engraved and printed for $16. “A description of the seal and an explanation of its symbolism are

lacking,” City Guide writers noted in 1938: “Below and partly within the semicircular inscription City of New Orleans, an Indian brave and maiden stand on each side of a shield, upon which a recumbent nude figure is shown saluting the sun rising above mountains and sea.” That recumbent figure sometimes is referred to as Neptune, god of the waters and sea, or Father Mississippi, representing Old Man River. “Above the shield are twenty-five circularly grouped stars, and below, an alligator,” the City Guide added. In an article in The Times-Picayune in 1968, the city’s 250th anniversary, Maj. Henry Morris, future New Orleans Police Department Superintendent, who at the time was chairman of the Police Historical Society, said his research found that a grouping of 13 stars on the seal symbolize the original 13 colonies. Other stars on the seal represented states admitted between 1791 to 1836. He said three stars on each side, totaling six, represented six states admitted to the Union between 1837 and 1850.



Since 2003, the city also has used a logo featuring a stylized fleur de lis. “Colored a futuristic industrial silver, the art deco design is meant to connote industry, strength and progress, even as it recognizes New Orleans’ history and tradition,” the graphic designer who developed the logo told The Times-Picayune in December 2002.

beautiful spaces — Longue Vue House and Gardens — opening to the public. The 8-acre estate was the home of philanthropists Edgar and Edith Stern, who worked with landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman and architects William and Geoffrey Platt to design and build the house and gardens, located on Bamboo Road. Work on the gardens began in 1935 and the home, was completed in 1942. It is named for a tea room on New York’s Hudson River, where the Sterns were engaged to be married. Soon after Edgar died in 1959, Edith formed a foundation to oversee the gardens and open them to public view. Longue Vue formally opened to the public on March 14, 1968. The house opened as a museum in 1980, the year Edith died. The gardens were decimated by the levee failures following Hurricane Katrina, but thanks to volunteers and horticulture groups, Longue Vue was reopened in July 2006. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark.



G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


THERE’S ALWAYS A REASON TO CELEBRATE IN LOUISIANA. Our culture, history, natural resources and talents are fertile grounds for festivals that showcase live music and the arts alongside educational exhibits and cultural programs. Whether your interests lean toward live music, Cajun dancing, crawfish racing, eating contests, dragon boat racing, drumming circles or cook-offs, there’s a festival that should pique your interest — and plenty more to help you develop new ones. Happy festing!

MARCH 13-14 AGAVE WEEK (Various loca-

tions in New Orleans; www. — The week’s activities, which started March 11, include a trip to a huge bloody mary bar, a scavenger hunt and bar crawl through the French Quarter, dinners and tequila pairings, a margarita mix-off, social events and more. Times and admissions vary. Some events require pre-registration. TUESDAYS-MARCH 27

LENTEN CONCERT SERIES (St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1100 Chartres St., 504-5861609; www.faulknersociety. org) — The theme of the series is “Soul of the City: 300 Years of Musical Diversity,” with music styles ranging from Louis Gottschalk to gospel to chamber music. 6:30 p.m. Free.


YLC WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE (Lafayette Square, 600 Maestri St., 504-5851500; — The Young Leadership Council hosts free concerts on Wednesdays through May with music from local and regional artists. There’s also art market and food and drink vendors. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. 14-18

ART IN BLOOM (New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle; art-bloom-2018) — The 30th installment of Art in Bloom showcases floral designs by more than 75 exhibitors. There are preview and patron parties, a fashion show and lecture series. Times and admissions vary. THURSDAYS-APRIL 26


Orleans City Park, Botanical Garden, 5 Victory Ave., 504483-9488; ThursConcerts2018Spring. pdf) — The weekly series began in January and features performers including The Yat Pack, Pfister Sisters, New Leviathan Oriental Fox Trot Orchestra and others. Food, mint juleps, wine and beer are available. 5 p.m. $10. 15

TOP TACO (Woldenberg Park, 8 Canal St.; — Three dozen local restaurants compete to create the best taco and the best tequila cocktail. There’s also a silent auction. VIP admission includes live Latin music aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. $69, $125 VIP. 15-17

IOWA RABBIT FESTIVAL (Burton Coliseum Complex, 7001 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles; — The music lineup includes Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Wayne Toups, Aaron Istre and others. There’s also a rabbit dish cook-off, queen pageant, rabbit show, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food vendors and more. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Thurs-

day, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday. Free Thursday, $5 Friday-Saturday, free for 12 years old and younger. 15-18

LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN SHOW & FESTIVAL (Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales; — 2018 marks the 39th year for the festival, which features boats, fishing and hunting equipment, all-terrain vehicles, lawn equipment, seminars, a Big Buck Contest, retriever competitions, a kids’ area, an ATV test track and more. Noon7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $10, $5 children 6-12 years old, free kids 5 and younger. 16

DRAFTS FOR CRAFTS (National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 504-5281944; www.draftsforcrafts. org) — The event features live music on two stages, food from local restaurants, a NOLA Brewing beer garden and a wine raffle. 7 p.m.-until. $100, $85 museum members. 16-17


Festival goers listen to music while boating on Bayou St. John at the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo in May. P H OTO B Y B E N B A R N E S

Orleans City Park, City Putt, 8 Victory Ave., 504-483-9385; www.neworleanscitypark. com/calendar/category/kids) — Admission includes one round of minature golf, a free drink, treats, a raffle ticket and giveaways. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. $10. 16-18

AMITE OYSTER FESTIVAL (Downtown Amite; www. — There’s a chili cook-off Friday, live Cajun, country, reggae and rock ’n’ roll music, oysters prepared lots of ways, an oyster-eating contest, oyster scavenger hunt, carnival rides and more. 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Free. 16-18

AUDUBON PILGRIMAGE (West Feliciana Parish Historical Museum, 11757 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville, 225-635-6330; — The 47th annual event features 1820s costumes, tours of

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


MARCH • FAIRS + FESTIVALS 2018 historic homes and gardens, living history demonstrations, cemetery tours, nighttime activities and more. Times vary. Admission varies by event.

The monthly Sippin’ in the Courtyard concert series at Maison Dupuy Hotel continues through November.


LIMMUD NEW ORLEANS (Congregation Gates of Prayer, 4000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 504-8852600; New Orleans Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., 504-897-0143; — The family-focused festival celebrates Jewish life with 90 sessions covering Jewish history, arts and culture, Israel, social justice, spirituality and more. There are children’s activities and kosher foods. Hours vary. $80 weekend pass for 35 years and older, $45 weekend pass 18-35 years old, $15 child weekend pass 3-18 years old, free for children under 3; Sunday only: $55 for 35 years and older, $30 18-35 years old, $10 children 3-18. 16-18

LOUISIANA NURSERY FESTIVAL (4300 Highway 112, Forest Hill, 318-748-6300; — There’s a parade on Saturday, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food and dozens of vendors of plants, gardening equipment and accessories. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 17

ABBEY YOUTH FESTIVAL (St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College, 75376 River Road, Covington; — The festival is for high school students 13 and older and includes speakers, discussion sessions, live music, education and more. 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. $50. 17-18

ANTIQUES & VINTAGE COLLECTIBLES MART (Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner; www. — The two-day sale features Depression glass, antiques, pottery, collectibles and china, silver, jewelry, furniture, linens and more, plus door prizes are awarded hourly. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.4 p.m. Sunday. $6, good for both days. 17-APRIL 17

NATCHEZ SPRING PILGRIMAGE (Various locations in Natchez, Mississippi, 800647-6742; — About two

ous locations in New Orleans, 504-581-1144; www.sasfest. org) — The LGBTQ-focused literary festival, a project of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, offers emerging and established writers a place to hone their skills and meet others in the industry. There are panel discussions, a reading series, master classes, a fiction contest, book launch party and speakers including Jericho Brown, Jaffe Cohen, Jewelle Gomez and others. Schedules vary. Registration $150, partner party pass $25. dozen historic homes in a variety of styles are open for public tours during the annual event, and hosts don antebellum costumes to welcome guests. There also are theater performances, live music and special presentations. Times vary. $15 single-home tour; $45 for three-house package, $30 children 12 and older, free for children 11 and younger. 18-24

NEW ORLEANS FASHION WEEK (Various locations in New Orleans; — It’s the eighth iteration of this fashion festival, which includes runway shows, design competitions, a kids runway show, information sessions about fashion, history, beauty and more. Times and admissions vary. 21-25

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS/ NEW ORLEANS LITERARY FESTIVAL (Various locations in the French Quarter, 504581-1144; — There are tours, writing workshops, performances, a Stella and Stanley shouting contest, writing marathons and speakers including Rick Bragg, Leah Chase, Donna Brazile, Richard Ford and others. Times and admissions vary. 23-25

AFRICAN DANCE AND DRUM CONFERENCE (Historic Treme Center, 900 N. Villere St., 504-430-0894) — The conference offers dance and drum classes from master teachers, and there’s a play Friday at Ashe Power

House. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Play $25, $15 for seniors and children 16 and younger; classes $10 each. 22-25

LOUISIANA CRAWFISH FESTIVAL (8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 504-3296411; — The festival features 30,000 pounds of boiled crawfish, plus dishes including crawfish bread, crawfish pasta, crawfish pies and jambalaya. There’s also live Cajun music, arts and crafts, games and carnival rides. 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. $5. 22-25

SAN GENNARO FEAST (The Esplanade, 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner; — The outdoor festival features live music, beer gardens, arts and crafts, carnival rides and Italian, Louisiana and international foods. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. $10. 23

FRIDAY NITES ON THE SQUARE (Terrabella Village, 111 Terrabella Blvd., Covington, 985-871-7171; — There’s free music and food and drink vendors at this periodic concert series. 5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. Free. 23-24


LENGE (200 S.W. Railroad Ave., Hammond; www. — The festival draws more than 50 professional cooking teams from across the country. The festival includes a cooking competition for backyard barbecuers, another for children 6 to 16 years old and a competition in which diners vote for their favorite barbecue. There’s also live music, arts and crafts vendors and more. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. 23-24

HOGS FOR THE CAUSE (UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave.; — More than 85 chefs and cooks compete in several barbecue categories. There’s also local beer, Southern food, and music from 21 bands. 3:30 p.m.10:30 p.m. Friday, 11 am.-8:45 p.m. Saturday. $25 single day, $49 two-day pass. 23-25

JACKSON ASSEMBLY ANTIQUES AND ART SHOW (1740 Charter St., Jackson, 225-634-7155; — The invitational antiques and collectibles show features dealers from throughout the South. An art show features fine art, jewelry, pottery and baskets, and there also are plants, herbs and baked goods for sale, tours of historic buildings and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $10 for three days. 23-25



BIG BASS FISHING RODEO AND FISHTIVAL (New Orleans City Park, 56 Dreyfous Drive, 504-722-0735; www. — The 71st annual freshwater bass rodeo includes the fishing competition plus exhibitors, vendors, raffles, sales of fishing tackle and more. 6 a.m.-noon. Admission varies. 24

CHILDREN’S WORLD’S FAIR (Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 504-523-1357; www.lcm. org) — The festival spotlights New Orleans’ tricentennial by exploring the cultures that made the city what it is. There are exhibits about Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Native Americans, crafts and cultural performances. $20, $16 museum members. 24

EARTH FEST (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504861-2537; — There is live entertainment, food vendors, crafts and educational exhibits about conservation and saving the environment. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with zoo admission, $22.95, $19.95 65 and older, $17.95 children 2-12. 24

FLEUR DE LEAF EXTRAVAGANZA (Crescent Park, 2300 N. Peters St., 504-636-6400; — DJ Captain Charles spins music and there are cigars, food, cocktails and arts and crafts. Noon-8 p.m. Free. PAGE 17


G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8




GRETNA FOOD TRUCK FEST (Gretna Market, 300 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 504-3611822) — Food trucks assemble for dinner service. 5 p.m.9 p.m. Free admission. 24

NOMA EGG HUNT & FAMILY FESTIVAL (Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 504-658-4100; noma-egg-hunt-family-festival-2018) — The festival includes Easter egg hunts, a petting zoo, face painting, arts and crafts, inflatable structures, refreshments and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $12 in advance, $10 NOMA members; $15 day of event, free for children 2 and younger. 24

SOUTHDOWN MARKETPLACE (Southdown Plantation House, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma, 985-851-0154; www.southdownmuseum. org) — More than 300 local and national vendors attend the daylong arts and crafts festival, offering handmade items, jewelry, clothing, woodcrafts, art, seasonal products and more. 8 a.m.4 p.m. $5, kids under 12 free. 24-25

BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL (The Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St.; — The festival features bloody marys and food from New Orleans restaurants and bars, plus competitions for Best Bloody Mary in New Orleans (judged by industry experts) and a People’s Choice Award (selected by the audience). Tickets include tastes of all bloody marys in the com-

petition. Noon-4:30 p.m. Tickets $45. 24-25

EGG SCRAMBLE (Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland, New Orleans City Park, 7 Victory Ave., 504483-9402; — More than 36,000 Easter eggs will be hidden for children to find. Tickets are date-specific. 9 a.m.-noon. $10, $5 Friends of City Park members. 24-25

SLIDELL SPRING STREET FAIR (First and Erlanger streets, Slidell; — Booths offering antiques, collectibles and more line the streets of Olde Towne Slidell. There’s also live music and food vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 25

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CRAWFISH ETOUFFEE COOK-OFF (438 Samuel Drive, Eunice, 337-4572565; www.etouffeecookoff. org) — The 33rd annual event features live music by Courtbouillon, Kyle Huval and the Dixie Club Ramblers and Seth Spell and Cajun Strong. There’s also an etouffee cook-off, a fun run and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 28

SIPPIN’ IN THE COURTYARD (Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., 504-648-6103; — The series, which has monthly concerts in the hotel’s courtyard except for June, July and August continues through November, with live music, discounted cocktails and small plates. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Free.


CRESCENT CITY CLASSIC 10K (Champions Square, LaSalle Street, 504-861-8686; — The 10-kilometer race begins at the Superdome, winds through the French Quarter and ends at New Orleans City Park. There’s a post-race party that includes live music and Creole cuisine. There’s also a two-day health and fitness expo open to the public the weekend of the race. 8 a.m. race. $50 (through March 28), $55 (March 29-30 at Expo). 31-APRIL 1

CITY PUTT EASTER EGGS-TRAVAGANZA (New Orleans City Park, 8 Victory Drive, 504-483-9385; www. — Admission includes one round of miniature golf, a drink and treats. There’s also a raffle, giveaways and more. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. $10.


YLC WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE — See March listing for event description. 4-8

CYCLE ZYDECO (413 Coolidge St., Lafayette, 337781-9416; www.cyclezydeco. org) — The cycling festival is a four-day touring ride in south Louisiana. There’s Cajun food, live music by Chubby Carrier, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and Nathan Williams. The main ride routes range from 40 to 62 miles long and all routes include opportunities for brewery tours, swamp tours and more. Hours vary. Admission varies.


THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES — See March listing for event description. 5-8

PADDLE BAYOU LAFOURCHE (Bayou Lafourche, from Donaldsonville to Lockport, 985-447-0868; — Organized by the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program to educate residents about the ecology of Bayou Lafourche, the 52-mile, four-day paddling trip begins in Donaldsonville on Thursday and ends in Lockport on Sunday. Boaters can participate in some or all of the days, and non-boaters can watch from the bank. There’s overnight camping, with live music, local food and more. Pre-registration required. $50 per day, $175 for all days. 6-7

PARKS CRACKLIN’ COOKOFF (Cecile Rousseau Poche Memorial Park, 103 Periou St., Parks; — There’s a poker run, $5,000 raffle, live music by Cory Ledet & his Zydeco Band, Louisiana Gold, Amie Nicole & Zydeco Soul and others, a cracklings cookoff and more. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday. Free. 6-8

KITE FEST LOUISIANE (3383 Rosedale Road, Port Allen, 225-344-2920; — Professional and amateur kite fliers will put their crafts in the sky during the two-day event, which includes indoor kite flying, precision team kite flying, Louisiana food vendors, inflatable structures, face painting,

and kite-making workshops. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free. 6-8

SCOTT BOUDIN FESTIVAL (125 Lions Club St., Scott, 337233-1130; — The music lineup includes Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Chris Ardoin, Lil Nate and others. There also are arts and crafts, a queen pageant, a boudin-eating contest, carnival rides and other activities. 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. $5 Friday-Saturday, kids 5 and younger free. Free Sunday. 6 & 21

FRIDAY NITES ON THE SQUARE — See March 23 listing for event description. 6

WESTWEGO FARMERS MARKET FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES (484 Sala Ave., Westwego, 504-3419083; www.cityofwestwego. com/content/westwego-farmers-market) — Aaron Foret performs at the outdoor concert, which also features food, drinks, crafts and more. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. 6-7

DELGADO MUSIC FEST (Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave.; music-fest) — Artists performing at the two-day festival include Ellis Marsalis, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, BrassA-Holics and Honey Island Swamp Band. There also are master classes, a songwriting contest and vendors. Times to be determined. Free. 6-8


G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


We pylaoun…pack.

APRIL • FAIRS + FESTIVALS 2018 clinic, live music and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $8, $4 children 5-12, free for children 4 and younger and Friends of City Park. 8, 15 & 22

MUSIC UNDER THE OAKS (Audubon Park, Newman Bandstand, 6500 Magazine St., 504-861-2537; www. audubonnatureinstitute. org/music-under-the-oaks) — The Sunday concert series features live music performances and food and drink vendors. Lawn chairs are allowed. 5 p.m.6:30 p.m. Free.



An elephant gets into the spirit at the Asian Heritage Festival at the Audubon Zoo in April.

ious locations in New Iberia; www.iberiatravel. com/james-lee-burke/ books-along-teche-literary-festival) — Based on author James Lee Burke’s fictional character Detective Dave Robicheaux, the festival celebrates the sights, sounds, tastes and places Robicheaux experienced. There are seminars and speakers. Times and admissions vary. 6-8

FOSSIL FREE FEST (Various locations in New Orleans; www.fossilfreefest. org) — The festival features art, music, food, roundtable discussions and more. Times and admission to be determined. 7

ASIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-4173282; www.apasnola. com) — The Asian Pacific American Society hosts the daylong festival, which includes cultural performances, dancing, singing, Asian foods, arts and crafts and a children’s tent. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free with regular zoo admission ($22.95 adults, $19.95 seniors, $17.95 children 2-12). 7


FESTIVAL (War Memorial Park, Fleitas Avenue at Davis Street, Pass Christian, Mississippi, 228-3745000; www.gulfcoast. org) — There’s a junior fishing rodeo, schooner rides, hands-on activities and more than two dozen exhibits relating to aquatic and coastal resources. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 7

FRERET STREET FESTIVAL (Freret Street from Napoleon Avenue to Valmont Street) — There are three stages of live music, food courts and more than 200 vendors offering a range of products from clothing to art. 11 a.m.6 p.m. Free. 7

LOUISIANA CRAWFISH BOIL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Immaculate Conception School, 601 Avenue C, Marrero; — Fifty cooking teams will boil more than 20,000 pounds of mudbugs for festival attendees to eat. There also are carnival rides, live music by The Joey Thomas Band, Bucktown All-Stars and Ka-Nection, as well as a ticket draw-down for $10,000. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $25, $10 ages 13-17, free for children 12 and younger. 7

RAILROAD FESTIVAL (Downtown Ruston; www. — More than 100 craftspeople will display works at the Fire Station. There’s live music at Railroad Park and food trucks. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

(art show), 3 p.m.-9 p.m. (music). $5 music festival, free for other events. 7

WANDERLUST 108 NEW ORLEANS (New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds, 4 Friedrichs Ave.; www. — There’s a 5K run, a group flow yoga class and meditation session at the mindfulnessfocused event, which also features sessions in hula hooping, essential oils, aerial yoga, acroyoga, tarot and bodywork. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. $20-$150. 7-8

ART IN THE PASS (War Memorial Park, East Scenic Drive, Pass Christian, Mississippi, 228-452-3315; — More than 100 artists from 16 states will sell their arts and crafts at the two-day juried event overlooking Gulf beaches. There are paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry and more. There also is live music, food vendors, and the concurrent Gulf Marine Education Festival offers 25 exhibits related to preservation and conservation of coastal resources. 10 a.m.5 p.m. Free. 7-8

SPRING GARDEN SHOW (Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, 3 Victory Ave.; spring-garden-show) — The two-day expo features more than 50 horticultural exhibits, educational lectures, children’s activities, plant sales, a plant health

A TASTE OF COVINGTON (Various locations in Covington; — The food and wine event includes grand tastings, vintner dinners and more. Times and admissions vary. 12-15

FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL (Various locations in the French Quarter, 504522-5730; — The 35-year-old music and food festival features food from more than 50 New Orleans restaurants, music performed by more than 1,700 musicians and special events including films, lectures, fireworks and children’s activities. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Free. 13-14

STREET ROD REUNION CAR SHOW (Boomtown Casino & Hotel, 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, 318-746-0711; www. — The 45th annual event is for vehicles at least 30 years old and includes prize drawings, a live auction and awards in a variety of categories. There’s also live entertainment Saturday. 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Registration $35 (before April 6), $40 day of show. 13-15

ANTIQUE FAIR & YARD SALE (Old School House Antique Mall, 123 S. Church St., Washington, 337-8263580; — More than 200 antiques and collectibles dealers show their wares on this 6-acre spot. There is furniture, antiques,




DOWNTOWN LAKE CHARLES CRAWFISH FESTIVAL (Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles; www. — The annual celebration promotes crawfish season and its benefits to Louisiana and includes carnival rides, games, live music, food and a marketplace of regional businesses selling everything from clothing to farm equipment. There’s a 3K-5K run on Friday. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. $10. 13-15

GRAND ISLE BLESSING OF THE FLEET FESTIVAL (Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion, 158 Sandollar Court, Grand Isle; www. — The festival celebrates the area’s fishing and shrimping heritage and includes carnival rides, games, music, food booths, arts and crafts, sportsman exhibits, Louisiana food and live music by Ryan Foret, Waylon Thibodeaux and others. The blessing of the fleet is 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.2 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free. 13-15

GREAT LOUISIANA BIRDFEST (Various locations in south Louisiana; — There are birding tours, trips to Manchac Swamp, Big Branch, Honey Island Swamp and more, a photo workshop, talks and a social. Times and admissions vary. 13-15

NEW ORLEANS SPRING BEAD & JEWELRY SHOW (Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-265-8830; — Shoppers will find beads, beading supplies, pearls, jewelry, classes and more at this jewelry show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $5 three-day pass. 13-15

PONCHATOULA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL (Downtown Ponchatoula, 800-917-7045; — There’s a parade on Saturday, a marathon and fun run on Sunday and strawberry-eating contests both days at the 47th incarnation of this popular festival. There’s live music, games, carnival rides, a strawberry auction and more. Noon-10:30 p.m. PAGE 21

For the freshest seafood, go Dorignac’s! You’ll find tasty filets, shrimp for frying or for a gumbo, plenty of crabmeat, plus much more.

710 Veterans Blvd., Metairie |

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8

china, glassware, primitive art, architectural elements, vintage clothing, artwork, estate jewelry and plants. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8




COCKTAILS SINCE 1949 For 68 years now, we’ve been crafting drinks with character in a place full of characters. Come unwind with our signature cocktails, live music, gorgeous view of Royal Street, and a seat at the Carousel itself. It’s always the perfect mix.




SPRING FOR ART (Downtown Covington, 985-892-8650; www. — There’s live music, performances, art demonstrations and more, plus businesses stay open late. 6 p.m.9 p.m. Free. 14-15

BATON ROUGE BLUES FESTIVAL (100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge; www.batonrougebluesfestival. org) — The lineup includes Mavis Staples, Samantha Fish, Chris Thomas King, Lazy Lester, the subdudes, Erica Falls, Water Seed and others. There also are art and food vendors. 11 a.m.-until Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. Free. 19-22

LOUISIANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Cinemark, 10000 Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge, 225761-7844; — The festival showcases filmmakers and musicians from Louisiana. Times to be determined. Festival pass $25-$125. 19-25

NOLA NAVY WEEK AND TALL SHIPS (New Orleans Riverfront; — Ships from the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard arrive in New Orleans for NOLA Navy Week, and ships from Canada and Great Britain arrive for the Tall Ships celebration. Ships arrive along the riverfront Thursday from Port of New Orleans to the Nicholls Street Wharf, and are open for public tours Friday. There’s a black-tie gala Saturday. Tall ships depart April 23; Navy ships depart April 25. 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Thursday (ships arrive), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday (boat tours), 6:45-10 p.m. Saturday (gala). Free Thursday-Friday and Sunday. $300 Saturday gala. FRIDAYS-MAY 18

MUSIC & MARKET (Opelousas Tourist Center, 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas, 337-948-6363; www. — The smoke-free concert series on Fridays from April 20 through May 18 features music from performers including Lil Buck Sinegal (April 20), Chubby Carrier (May 11) and the Jaxon Meche Band (May 18). There also is a market of Louisiana produce and products. 6 p.m.8:30 p.m. Free. 20-21

BAYOU TECHE BLACK BEAR FESTIVAL (Downtown Franklin; www. — The festival focuses on education about the Louisiana Black Bear, which is deemed “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. The festival includes live music, food, field

trips, a raffle, educational exhibits, children’s activities, a fun run, a teddy bear repair clinic, wooden boat show and fireworks (Saturday). 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Free. 20-22

CAJUN FESTIVAL (Visitation of Our Lady School, 3520 Ames Blvd., Marrero, 504-347-3377; www.vol. org/cajunfest) —Amanda Shaw, The Topcats, The Chee-Weez, Bucktown All-Stars and others perform at the three-day event. There’s also food, chicken drop bingo, a silent auction, a talent show and more. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Free. 20-22

GRAND ISLE MIGRATORY BIRD FESTIVAL (Various locations, Grand Isle, 985-306-0535; grand-isle-migratory-bird-festival) — The three-day event coincides with the annual migration of birds across the Gulf of Mexico. There are expert-led birding tours, a tour of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries research lab and kayak and boat tours to mangroves and rookeries. More than 168 species of birds were identified last year. Times and admissions vary. 20-22

KENNER’S ITALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL (400 block of Williams Boulevard, Kenner; — The festival offers three days of live music, food, carnival rides, games and crafts. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, noon10 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. $5, free for children 12 years and younger. 20-22

LOCKPORT FOOD FESTIVAL (710 Church St., Lockport, 985-532-3117; — The festival spotlights Louisiana foods including beignets, crawfish etouffee, gumbo, seafood po-boys, shrimp boulettes and more. There are carnival rides, live auctions, arts and crafts, a 5K run and live music by Nonc Nu and the Wild Matous, Supercharger, Tet Der, Sheauxdown and others. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free. 20-22

NEW ORLEANS POETRY FESTIVAL (New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www. — Louisiana Poet Laureate Jack Bedell will attend the festival, and there are performances by poet Douglas Kearney, Tonya Foster and Carolyn Hembree. There’s also a small press fair, panel discussions, readings, a dance party and open-mic poetry reading. Times vary. All-access pass $75. PAGE 22

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


Friday, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free.


G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8




The Royal Street Stroll at New Orleans Wine and Food Experience in May offers visitors tastes of New Orleans cuisine and wines from around the world.

I AM FOR THE CHILD MUSIC FESTIVAL (Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, 504-533-8757; — The event includes live local music, food and family-oriented activities. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 21

first weekend of May, books scores of bands — local, national and international performers — including Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Jack White, Beck, Lionel Richie, David Byrne, LL Cool J, Bonnie Raitt, Jack Johnson and others. The festival also has a large arts marketplace, food areas, a kids’ tent, interviews with performers and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. $65 (through April 26), $80 at gate, $5 children 2-10, free children under 2.

NEW ORLEANS MINI MAKER FAIRE (Delgado Community College, Orleans Avenue at Victory Avenue; www. — The event draws more than 100 engineers, scientists, artists and crafters, who display hobbies and projects, conduct experiments and share with the public. 10 a.m.4 p.m. $10, free for students with valid ID and children. 21-22

ANGOLA PRISON RODEO (Angola Prison Rodeo Arena, Louisiana State Penitentiary, 17544 Tunica Trace, Angola, 225-655-2030; www. — Started in 1965, this is the longest running prison rodeo in the country and features bulldogging, barrel racing, bareback riding and more. There also are food vendors and a sale of inmate crafts. 9 a.m.5:30 p.m. (Rodeo starts at 2 p.m.) $20. 21-22

COVINGTON ANTIQUES AND UNIQUES FESTIVAL (Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., 985-8921873; www.covingtonantiquesanduniquesfestival. com) — The two-day event features music, food, a live auction, vintage collectibles, architectural salvage, appraisals, demonstrations, walking tours and classic cars. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 21-22

LABADIEVILLE SPRING FESTIVAL (American Legion Grounds, 310 Brule Road, Labadieville) — There’s music by Tet Dur and Ross Grisham on Saturday as well as crawfish stew, seafood gumbo and chicken and sausage gumbo. Sunday features a car show and auction. There are children’s games, raffles and food both days. 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 21-26

BALFA WEEK (Chicot State Park, 3469 Chicot Park Road, Ville Platte; www.lafolkroots. org/events/balfa-week) — Dedicated to fiddler Dewey

Balfa, the week includes sessions with culture bearers and musicians, intensive classes in fiddle, guitar and accordion, Cajun and Creole vocals, band labs, nightly dances, jam sessions, wordsand-music sessions and more. Camping is available. 8 a.m.-midnight daily. $720 full schedule, $250 morning sessions, $125 per day, parttime $10-$50. 22

DEANIE’S SEAFOOD PINCH A PALOOZA (1713 Lake Ave., Metairie; www.pinchapalooza. com) — The family-friendly event features live music, crawfish-eating contests, crawfish races, kids’ activities and more. 11 a.m.9:30 p.m. Free. 22

NEW ORLEANS TRICENTENNIAL DOG PARADE (NOLA City Bark, New Orleans City Park, 30 Zachary Taylor Drive, 504-483-3139; dogparade) — The event honoring New Orleans’ 300th birthday includes a dog walk around City Bark, a contest for the best New Orleans-centric dog costume and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $40. 23-29

ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS (Tournament Players Club, 11001 Lapalco Blvd., Avondale; www. — The Louisiana stop on the PGA Championship Tournament circuit draws international golf stars. There’s also food by Acme Oyster House and live entertainment after

golfers finish Saturday and Sunday. Start times are 11 a.m. Monday, 7 a.m. Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. $35 single-day ticket, $85 weekly badge.

on the beach. 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday. Weekend pass $129 in advance, $189 at the gate.


ZOO-TO-DO FOR KIDS (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-861-1237; www. ztdk) — The 30th annual event for children features musical entertainment, food, crafts, arcade games, face painting, crafts and inflatable structures. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. $25, $20 Audubon members, $40 early entry.

EARTH DAY (Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, 5 Victory Ave., 504-483-9473; www.neworleanscitypark. com/events/earth-day) — The event has live music, food, cooking demonstrations, activities for children and exhibitors offering products and information about eco-friendly living. There are free yoga classes at 5:30 p.m. 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Admission by donation. 25

SIPPIN’ IN THE COURTYARD — See March 28 for event description. 25-29

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LOUISIANE (Downtown Lafayette; — The international music and arts festival features dozens of performers including Zachary Richard, the Givers, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Feufollet, Harmonouche and musicians from other countries. There are workshops, exhibits, theater shows, food vendors and more. Times vary. Free. 26-28

SANDJAM MUSIC FESTIVAL (M.B. Miller County Pier, 12213 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, Florida; www. — The festival focuses on adult alternative rock music, with stages



ETOUFFEE FESTIVAL (370 Main St., Arnaudville, 337754-5912; — The annual festival has three days of live music as well as carnival rides, bingo, an auto show, cookoffs, a marketplace and 5K run. 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 27-29

THE ITALIAN FESTIVAL (50081 Highway 51, Tickfaw, 985-974-0565; — There’s a spaghetti cook-off, live music, carnival rides, beauty pageant, arts and crafts, a parade and more. 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free. 27-29

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL (Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd.; — The festival, which continues the


RIDE FOR ROX AT FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL (Downtown Lafayette, 337-781-9416; — Held in honor of the late Roxanne Richard, the annual bike ride has 30-mile and 70mile ride options and stops at Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $25. 30

INSTRUMENTS A COMIN’ (Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., 504-895-8477; — The family-friendly street party hosted by Tipitina’s Foundation includes a battle of the marching bands, performances by school musicians, a silent auction and indoor concert by New Orleans Suspects, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Naughty Professor, Honey Island Swamp Band and others. 6 p.m.-until. Outdoor events free, indoor concert $60. 30

WWOZ PIANO NIGHT (House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 504-310-4999; www. — The annual celebration of great piano players features performances by Ellis Marsalis, Jon Cleary, Marcia Ball, Henry Gray, Davell Crawford, Tom McDermott, Joe Krown, Bob Seeley, David Torkanowsky, Al “Lil Fats” Johnson and John Autin. 6:30 p.m. $50 and up. 30-MAY 2

NOLA CRAWFISH FESTIVAL (Central City BBQ, 1201 S. Rampart St., 504-558-4276; PAGE 25

23 G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8




30-MAY 4

SIX OF SATURNS (Ace Hotel, Three Keys, 600 Carondelet St., 504-6569762; — The third annual celebration of music, culture and collaboration includes performances by Harriet Tubman, Naked on the Floor, Henry Butler, Ivan Neville and New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. 9 p.m.-till. Free with RSVP (except Thursday & Friday).


WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL (Washington Square Park, 700 Elysian Fields Ave.; — The festival pays tribute to artists such as Allen Toussaint, James Brown, Bob Marley and Nina Simone, and there are food vendors and arts and crafts. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Free. 1-4

SIX OF SATURNS — See April 30 for event description. WEDNESDAYS-MAY 30

YLC WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE — See March for event description. 3-5

ALEX RIVER FETE (915 Third St., Alexandria, 318-449-5000; — The three-day festival on the banks of the Red River celebrates culture, arts and heritage with Louisiana Dragon Boat Races, live music, an arts marketplace, food vendors, and a children’s area. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Free. 3-6

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL — See April 27-29 for event description. 3-6

THIBODAUX FIREMEN’S FAIR (Fire Department Fairgrounds, 1101 Tiger Drive, Thibodaux; www. — Cajun food, the signature Firemen’s Fair Burger and other foods are available, and there’s live music, carnival rides, games and more. 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.9 p.m. Sunday. Free.


CONTRABAND DAYS LOUISIANA PIRATE FESTIVAL (Lake Charles Civic Center, Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, 337-436-5508; www. — The estival pays homage to pirate Jean Lafitte with more than 100 events, including a cannon battle ending in the mayor walking the plank. There’s also live music, carnival rides, games, a barbecue cook-off, food vendors, fireworks, a parade and costume ball. Hours vary by day. Admission to be determined.

The Cheapest Green Packaging In The South Biodegradable To Go Boxes 8” clamshells

Free Delivery New Orleans, Metairie & Surrounding Areas!

6” clamshells

Multiple Sizes Available! Call Joey @ (504) 235-6551


BREAUX BRIDGE CRAWFISH FESTIVAL (Parc Hardy, 1290 Rees St., Breaux Bridge, 337-332-6655; — Breaux Bridge was declared the Crawfish Capital of the World by legislative proclamation in 1959 and hosts the annual festival to spotlight the crustacean. There’s crawfish prepared fried, boiled, in etouffee, jambalaya, bisque and boudin (and other Cajun dishes), and 30 bands playing Cajun, zydeco and swamp pop music. There also are Cajun dance lessons, dance contests, an accordion-making demonstration, cooking demonstrations, crawfish races, crawfish-eating contests and more. 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $5 Friday and Sunday, $10 Saturday, $15 three-day pass. 4-6

TOMATO FESTIVAL (Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette, 504-271-2953; www. — The festival kicks off the Creole tomato season and includes a queen contest, live music, games, carnival rides and food ranging from raw and grilled oysters and lots of seafood to funnel cakes and hamburgers. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri., noon-5 p.m. and 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun. Free. 5

CINCO DE MAYFEST (Lakefront Park, Kenner, 504-468-7211; www. — The family-friendly festival on Lake Pontchartrain features Mexican food, margaritas, live music, traditional Mexican dancing and more. 4 p.m.10 p.m. Free. FRIDAYS-MAY 18

MUSIC & MARKET — See April listing for event description. 5

SUNSET HERB FESTIVAL (235 Marie St., Sunset, 337-662-3542 or 337-371-0090; — The daylong festival draws 100 vendors offering arts and crafts, herbs, flowers, plants, yard art, food and beverages. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $5. PAGE 26

1125 North Rampart St. Upper 1 Bd Rm, furn. Kitchen, lg. closets, mini blinds, freshly painted, water incl., steps to the VIEUX CARRE, no pets & smokers, $800/mo. + 1,373 Sq. Ft. Commercial, ground level, open floor plan on busy street car line, adjacent to the VIEUX CARRE, $1,975/mo.


G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


— The three-day festival features a crawfish-eating championship, a cook-off, local beers and music from Tab Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou Records Revue; Dr. Klaw, featuring Ivan and Cyril Neville; Ivan Neville & Friends with George Porter Jr.; the Jon Cleary Band and others. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Wed. $45 single day, $125 three-day pass; VIP $140 single day, $325-$500 threeday passes.

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8




WESTWEGO CRAWFISH COOKOFF (484 Sala Ave., Westwego, 504-341-9083; — There’s a crawfish cook-off, all-you-can-eat crawfish and live music by the Craig Wolverton Band and the Brad Sapia Band. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $15. 5-26

NATCHEZ FESTIVAL OF MUSIC (Various locations in Natchez, Mississippi; — There are 16 events during the festival, ranging from a concert by Country Music Association Musician of the Year Mac McAnally and a musical from Stephen Sondheim to a French opera, rock ’n’ roll and more. Times and admissions vary (students $10 for all events). 11

JAZZ IN THE PARK CRAB FESTIVAL (Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., 504-233-4276; www. — The music lineup features Loose Ends and Michael Franks. There’s also food from New Orleans restaurants, arts and crafts and more. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. $30-$100. 12

CRAWFISH MAMBO (University of New Orleans, Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, 504280-2586; www.crawfishmambo. com) — The seventh annual event has a crawfish cook-off, all-youcan-eat crawfish, live music, an art market, peel-and-eat contest and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $25 in advance, $35 day of event, free for children age 7 and younger. 12

OLD METAIRIE CRAWFISH FESTIVAL AND COOK-OFF (St. Catherine of Sienna Church and School, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 504-4171714; scsmensclub/old-metairie-cookoff) — There’s a crawfish cook-off, all-you-can-eat crawfish, hot dogs, jambalaya and live music all day. Noon-8 p.m. $20, $10 children ages 6-12, free children 5 and younger. 13

MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-861-2537; — The annual festival features live music featuring Grammy Award-winner Irma Thomas, food and crafts vendors and family activities. Mothers are admitted to the zoo free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with zoo admission ($22.95, $19.95 65 and older, $17.95 children 2-12). 18

JEFFERSON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CRAWFISH BOIL (Jefferson Chamber Office, 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-3880;

www.jefferson.chambermaster. com) — The outdoor event features 2,000 pounds of crawfish, plus fried catfish, jambalaya, crab and shrimp, beer, wine, specialty desserts and live music. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $60, $50 chamber members. 18-20

HANGOUT MUSIC FESTIVAL (Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama; — There’s three days of music on the beach, plus food and drink vendors, art displays, a puppy-kissing booth, hammock beach and more. The music lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, Dej Loaf, The Struts, Cold War Kids and many others. 11 a.m.-until. $299 and up for three days. 18-20

MID-CITY BAYOU BOOGALOO (Bayou St. John New Orleans; www. — Three days of music along Bayou St. John draw thousands, who also shop for handmade artworks, photographs, jewelry and other items. The event includes paddle boat races, boat decorating awards, children’s activities and more. 4:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-9:15 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. 18-20

PLAQUEMINES PARISH SEAFOOD AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL (333 F. Edward Hebert Blvd., Belle Chasse; www.plaqueminesparishfestival. com) — There are lots of seafood dishes, live music by Where Y’acht, Boot Hill, Aaron Foret and others, an oyster drop, carnival rides, exhibits about Plaquemines Parish history and more. Opens 6 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. $5, free for children 12 and younger. 23-27

NEW ORLEANS WINE & FOOD EXPERIENCE (Various locations in New Orleans, 504-655-5158; www. — The 26th NOWFE features wine from all over the world and showcases New Orleans culinary talents. There are wine dinners, grand tastings, a Royal Street Stroll of food and wine offerings and more. Times and admissions vary. 24-26

KROTZ SPRINGS SPORTSMEN’S HERITAGE FESTIVAL (Nall Park, 562 Front St., Krotz Springs, 337566-3527; — Live bands play swamp pop, Cajun, blues, country and rock ’n’ roll music at this festival, which also includes food, carnival rides, a queen pageant and more. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday. Free. 25-27


27 G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8



MAY - JUNE - JULY • FAIRS + FESTIVALS 2018 Grounds, 219 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales; — There are cooking contests daily, a 5K fun run Saturday, a car show Sunday and live music on two stages and carnival rides all three days. 2 p.m.-midnight Friday, 6 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. Free.

There are two stages for live music at the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival in October. P H OTO B Y E R I C S I M O N

Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Free.



NEW ORLEANS GREEK FESTIVAL (Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 504-2820259; — The festival along Bayou St. John features Greek food, live music, dancers, desserts and drinks, cathedral tours, cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, plus canoeing on the bayou. 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. $7 in advance, $8 at the door, free for children 12 and under.

LOUISIANA CAJUNZYDECO FESTIVAL (Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., 504-558-6100; www. — Dedicated to the dancehall music of southwest Louisiana, this festival offers two days of music, food, an arts market, interviews with performers and more. 11:30 a.m.6:30 p.m. daily. Free. 30-JULY 4


BAYOU COUNTRY SUPERFEST (Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive; — The concert features George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Midland. There’s a free concert with Randy Houser at Champions Square on Saturday and a fireworks display on the Mississippi River Friday. Times vary. $79-$395. 29-JUNE 2

BIRDFOOT FESTIVAL (Various locations in New Orleans, 504-451-6578; www. — The five-day celebration presents chamber music performed by artists from around the world. There are open rehearsals, free concerts, family-friendly events and a celebrity chef dinner concert. Times and admissions vary. 30

SIPPIN’ IN THE COURTYARD — See March 28 for event description.

JUNE 1, 22 & 29

DINNER AND A ZOOVIE (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-861-1237; www. zoovie) — The kid-friendly movie series extends through Aug. 3 and features outdoor movie showings (you can bring your own dinner) and access to the Cool Zoo splash park and Gator Run floating

attraction. 6 p.m.-until movie ends. $6, additional $6 for splash park, free for children under age 2. 1-2

BIRDFOOT FESTIVAL — See May 29 listing for event description. 1-3

SYMPHONY BOOK FAIR (University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave.; www.lpovolunteers. org) — The annual book sale features special collections including Henry James books, yearbooks from the 1930s-1950s, Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species and more. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday (free after 3 p.m.), free Saturday-Sunday. 1-3

WALKER PERCY WEEKEND (Various locations in St. Francisville; — There are panel discussions about Walker Percy’s life, work and influence. There also are social activities and more. Times TBA. $160-$195. 2-3

CAJUN HERITAGE FESTIVAL (Larose Civic Center, 307 E. Fifth St., Larose, 985-2280845; — There’s a woodcarving competition, sales of wooden boats, dolls, ducks, fish and birds, a duck call contest Saturday and food and crafts vendors. 8


Blvd., Kenner, 504-835-1877; — The Shaolin Institute sponsors the U.S. Open martial arts championships in kung fu, tai chi and kickboxing. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission to be determined.


YACHT ROCK ON THE LAKE (New Canal Lighthouse, 8001 Lakeshore Drive, 504-8362205; www.saveourlake. org) — The inaugural event features live music, bars, food from local restaurants and food trucks, and an arts and crafts marketplace. 2 p.m.-8 p.m. $8, free for children age 12 and younger.

a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.4 p.m. Sunday. $5. NEW ORLEANS OYSTER FESTIVAL (Woldenberg Park, 1 Canal St.; — There’s an oyster-eating championship, oyster-shucking contest, lots of dishes made with oysters, arts and crafts and entertainment. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. LOUISIANA CORN FESTIVAL (206 Pershing Ave., Bunkie; lacornfest) — The Bunkie Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual three-day festival, which features live music Friday and Saturday, a street dance, games, corn-cooking contests, a children’s parade, pirogue races, shucking and eating contests and carnival rides. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 7 a.m.-midnight Saturday. $3, $1 for children 2 and younger. 8-10

NEW ORLEANS PRIDE FESTIVAL (Various locations in New Orleans; — There’s a large parade through the French Quarter on Saturday, information booths, vendors and performers near The Phoenix on Elysian Fields Avenue. 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Free. 9

KSF-KUNG FU, TAI CHI & KICKBOXING COMPETITION (Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Hotel, 2829 Williams



CREOLE TOMATO FESTIVAL (French Market, 1100 N. Peters St., 504-636-6400; — The festival includes dishes and cocktails made with Creole tomatoes, live music, kids’ activities, tomato-eating contests and a Bloody Mary Market. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 22-24

LOUISIANA CATFISH FESTIVAL (17292 Highway 631, Des Allemands, 985-7587542; — There’s live music from bands including Tet Dur, Ryan Foret & the Foret Tradition and Aaron Foret, plus carnival rides, games, a raffle, a marketplace and vendors offering catfish in platters, boats and boulettes and on po-boys. Other food also is available. 5 p.m.8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

ERATH 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION (Downtown Erath, at Edwards and South Broadway streets; www.erath4. com) — The old-fashioned street festival includes live music, carnival rides, a nightly fais do do, games, food and drink vendors, a dance contest on Tuesday, and fireworks display on Wednesday. Times TBA. Free.

JULY 1-4

ERATH 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION — See May 30 for event description. 4

JULY 4 MUSIC FESTIVAL AND BOAT PARADE (211 W. Main St., New Roads, 225638-5360; www.newroads. net) — There’s a parade of decorated boats and a contest for categories including Best Decorated Party Barge, Most Patriotic and more at the 35th annual event, which also includes live music. Noon-6 p.m. Free. 4

4TH FEST IN CRESCENT PARK (2300 N. Peters St., 504-636-6400; — View the Independence Day fireworks show on the Mississippi River and hear live music. There also are food and drink vendors. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. 4

GO 4TH ON THE RIVER (New Orleans Mississippi Riverfront; www.go4thontheriver. com) — The annual fireworks display includes two dueling

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


JULY • FAIRS + FESTIVALS 2018 fireworks barges on the Mississippi River, a fire boat spouting red, white and blue water and patriotic music. 9 p.m.-until. Free. 5-8

ESSENCE FESTIVAL (Various locations in New Orleans; www.essence. com/festival) — The music, culture and empowerment festival features seminars, product vendors, special events and live music by Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg and more. Times and admissions vary. 6

WESTWEGO FARMERS MARKET FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES (484 Sala Ave., Westwego, 504341-9083; www.cityofwestwego. com/content/westwego-farmers-market) — The Brad Sapia Band performs at the outdoor concert, which also features food, drinks, crafts and more. 7 p.m.10 p.m. Free. 7

LEBEAU ZYDECO FESTIVAL (Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 103 Lebeau Church Road, Lebeau, 337-351-3902) — The festival, which celebrates black Creole culture and Zydeco music, is known for its pork backbone dinners. There’s also live zydeco music, dancing and Creole cuisine. Tents and lawn chairs are allowed. 11 a.m.-till. $12, children 11 and younger free. 7

WEST BANK BEER FEST (NOLA Motorsports Park, 11075 Nicolle Blvd., Avondale, 504-302-4875; — Attendees receive unlimited beer samples from participating brewers, plus there’s live music, a raffle, kart track demos and more. Noon-5 p.m. $15-$70. 13

BASTILLE DAY FETE (New Orleans City Park, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, 504658-4100; — The seventh annual event honoring France’s national holiday includes live music, dancing, special gallery tours, French-themed children’s activities, performances and more. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. $5, free for museum members. 13-15

SAN FERMIN IN NUEVA ORLEANS (1021 Convention Center Blvd., 504383-4630; — New Orleans’ version of Spain’s Running of the Bulls includes runners chased by Roller Derby women with plastic bats (Saturday). The three-day event includes a kickoff party Friday, music, DJs, food, drinks, an Ernest Hemingway lookalike contest and more. Times and admissions vary.

13 & 27

DINNER AND A ZOOVIE (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-8611237; www.audubonnatureinstitute. org/zoovie) — The family-friendly movie series extends through Aug. 3 and features outdoor movie showings (you can bring your own dinner) and access to the Cool Zoo splash park and Gator Run floating attraction. 6 p.m.-until movie ends. $6, additional $6 for splash park, free for children under 2. 14-15

SLOSS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, 20 32nd St. N., Birmingham, Alabama; — Arcade Fire, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Griz are among 44 performers on four stages at the two-day festival, which also offers a silent disco (everyone wears headphones), a beer garden, an iron-pouring demonstration, art vendors and special exhibits. 12:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. daily. $130 for two-day pass. 17-22

TALES OF THE COCKTAIL (Various locations in New Orleans; — The annual event for the cocktail community and spirits professionals includes seminars, workshops, tastings, internships, a cocktail apprentice program, tours and more. Times and admissions vary. 26-28

GRAND ISLE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TARPON RODEO (Highway 1, Grand Isle, 985-306-0535; — The oldest fishing tournament in the U.S. offers live local entertainment, arts and crafts, food, crab races and other activities. 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. $45-$110. 27-28

BATON ROUGE IRISH FILM FESTIVAL (Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge; www.batonrougeirishfilmfestival. com) — Dozens of movies and short films focusing on Irish culture are screened, and there’s music, Irish food, an Irish pub night and more. Times and admissions to be determined. 28

IBERIA FILM FESTIVAL (Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St.; www. — The festival screens short independent films from local and international directors in narrative, documentary, animation, music video and experimental categories. Visiting directors and actors will hold Q&As following their films. Times to be determined. $10.




LAGNIAPPE CLASSIC DOG SHOW (Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner, — More than 1,000 dogs representing 190 breeds compete daily for Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show trophies. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free. 3

DINNER AND A ZOOVIE (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-8611237; www.audubonnatureinstitute. org/zoovie) — The family-friendly movie series features outdoor movie showings (you can bring your own dinner) and access to the Cool Zoo splash park and Gator Run floating attraction. 6 p.m.-until movie ends. $6, additional $6 for splash park, free for children under 2 years old. 3-5

SATCHMO SUMMERFEST (Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 504522-5730; — Celebrating the life and music of Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, the annual festival includes live music, seminars, food vendors, family activities and more. Hours to be determined. Free. 5

WHITE LINEN NIGHT (300-700 blocks of Julia Street and locations in the Warehouse District) — The art walk and street party includes live music, food and cocktails from local restaurants, and galleries extend their hours and showcase new offerings. 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Free. 10

WESTWEGO FARMERS MARKET FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES (484 Sala Ave., Westwego, 504-341-9083; — Junior & Sumtin Sneaky performs at the outdoor concert, which also features food, drinks, crafts and more. 7 p.m.10 p.m. Free. 11

RED DRESS RUN (Crescent Park, 1008 N. Peters St.; — Runners of all genders put on red dresses to jog around the French Quarter. There’s food before the race and an after-race party featuring live music by Remedy and Dash Rip Rock. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Registration $45 and up. 18

ARTS & CRABS FEST (Burton Coliseum, 7001 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles, 337-439-2787; www. — Crab dishes, Louisiana cuisine, regional roots music and local craft beers take center stage at this 21-and-older event. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. $30 and up.

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8



CUTTING EDGE CE CONFERENCE (InterContinental Hotel, 444 St. Charles Ave.; — There are sessions covering entertainment law, the music business, film financing and tax credits. There also are speakers, a showcase of new works in music and film, a products show and more. $35-$250, $20 for showcase. 25

RIDE THE BULL KAYAK TOURNAMENT (1618 Highway 1, Grand Isle, 225-952-9200; www.ccalouisiana. com/cca11/index.php/ride-the-bullkayak-tournament) — The extreme kayak saltwater fishing tournament is in its ninth year at Bridgeside Marina. There are cash prizes for the 10 largest redfish, best team weighins and women and junior anglers. Times and registration fees TBA. 30-SEPT. 3

LOUISIANA SHRIMP AND PETROLEUM FESTIVAL (715 Second St., Morgan City, 985-385-0703; www. — The harvest festival includes live music, food, an arts and crafts show, a blessing of the shrimping fleet, a street parade, carnival rides, a 5K run and fireworks. 5 p.m.-midnight Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m. midnight Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday. Free. 30-SEPT. 3

SOUTHERN DECADENCE FESTIVAL (Various locations in the French Quarter; — There’s a walking parade in the French Quarter on Sunday at this annual gay festival, which draws more than 200,000 people. There are street parties, club parties, DJs and The Bourbon Street Extravaganza free outdoor concert on Saturday. Times vary. Admission to be determined.




SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA ZYDECO MUSIC FESTIVAL (Yambilee Festival Grounds, 1939 W. Landry St., Opelousas, 337-2906048; — Live zydeco music is staged all day, and there’s a black pot cook-off, a parade to the festival grounds, a zydeco accordion contest, Creole and Cajun food vendors and more. Noon-until. $15, $5 children.



SOUTHERN DECADENCE FESTIVAL — See Aug. 30 listing for event description. 2

KENNER FREEDOM FEST (Lakefront Trail, Williams Boulevard at Lake Pontchartrain, Kenner, 504468-7211; www.kennerfreedomfest. PAGE 33






G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8






SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER • FAIRS + FESTIVALS 2018 com) — The festival includes live country music, food, a children’s’ village and other activities. 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Free.

Last year’s court will pass on their crowns to new queens in October at the St. John the Baptist Parish Andouille Festial in LaPlace.


WESTWEGO FARMERS MARKET FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES (484 Sala Ave., Westwego, 504-3419083; www.visitwestwego. com) — Aaron Foret performs at the outdoor concert, which also features food, drinks, crafts and more. 7 p.m.10 p.m. Free admission.

5-6, 12-13, 19-20

OKTOBERFEST (Deutsches Haus, 1700 Moss St.; www. — The festival celebrates German culture with German food and beers, beer stein-holding contests, dance performances, Dachshund races and more. 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. $8, free for children 12 and younger and Deutsches Haus members.


KIWANIS PEPPER FESTIVAL (Festival Grounds, 200 N. New Market St., St. Martinville; — The festival includes live music Friday and Saturday, food, carnival rides, a car show, a 5K run and a pepper-eating contest Saturday. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, 8 a.m.-midnight Saturday. $5, $1 for children 12 and younger. 20-23

GUEYDAN DUCK FESTIVAL (404 Dallas Guidry Road, Gueydan, 337-536-6456; — The festival honors the hunting heritage of Acadiana and includes carnival rides, live entertainment, food, a beauty pageant, dog trials, a duck dash, decoy carving, cooking contests, skeet shooting, a duck and goose calling contest, a parade and more. Hours TBA. Admission free Thursday & Sunday, $10 Friday-Saturday, free for children age 12 and younger. 21-22

ASCENSION HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL (Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales; www. — The two-day festival includes hot air balloon glows, tethered rides, live entertainment, a barbecue competition, food vendors, a car show, carnival rides, a petting zoo and fireworks. $5, free for children 6 and younger. 22

NOLA ON TAP (New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds, 4 Friedrichs Ave.; — More than 400 national, local and homebrewed beers are available for tasting. There’s also food, live music, contests, art, games, a Homebrewers Beer Judge Certification Program competition and awards. Noon-7 p.m. $5.



FRIED CHICKEN FESTIVAL (Woldenberg Park, 1 Canal St.; www.friedchickenfestival. com) — The festival honoring fried fowl includes about three dozen vendors with lots of variations on fried chicken. There’s also live music, eating and cooking contests, a children’s pavilion, a misting lounge and celebrity cooking demonstrations. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Free. 23-25

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. FAULKNER (Various locations., 504-861-1609; www. — The series of events honors Nobel Laureate William Faulkner, beginning with a party on Sunday featuring a concert by classical pianist and organist Fr. Sean Duggan, an auction, buffet supper and cocktails. Papers about “New Orleans as a Muse for Literature: 300 Years and Counting” will be delivered Monday and Tuesday, followed by a luncheon with birthday cake and Champagne. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, hours TBA Monday-Tuesday. $175 Sunday, free Monday-Tuesday (except luncheon $60). 26

SIPPIN’ IN THE COURTYARD — See March 28 for event description. 28-29


ITAGE FESTIVAL (Cassidy Park, 625 Willis Ave., Bogalusa; www.bogalusablues. com) — There are two stages hosting live music, as well as food vendors, art, a kids’ zone and more. Camper and tent camping is available. 3 p.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday. $25 for two day pass (in advance), $35 at the door.


WALK TO END AIDS (Location to be determined, New Orleans; www.crescentcare. org) — The annual walk includes a family-friendly event with food and drink vendors, live entertainment, children’s activities and an awards ceremony. Time and admission to be determined.



GRETNA HERITAGE FESTIVAL (Downtown Gretna, Huey P. Long Avenue at the Mississippi River, Gretna, 504361-7748; www.gretnafest. com) — The three-day festival features local and national bands, a German beer garden, international foods, arts and crafts, carnival rides and games, an Italian village, kids’ activities and more. 2 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. $20-$25 single-day, $47.50$60 three-day pass. 30

TOUR DE JEFFERSON AND LIVEWELL FEST (Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-3880; — LiveWell Fest follows the 12th annual Tour de Jefferson bike ride and fun run with live music, drop-in exercise classes, massages, food vendors, a marketplace and a kids’ zone. The tour offers routes of 13, 28 and 42 miles and draws bike riders from around the country. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.


WEST LOUISIANA FORESTRY FESTIVAL & FAIR (Vernon Parish Fairgrounds, 276 H.M. Stevens Blvd., Leesville, 337238-0647; www.facebook. com/forestryfestival) — There are carnival rides and games, sideshows, pageants, 4-H horse and livestock shows, a rodeo, woodsman skills contests, food, educational exhibits and more. Times and admissions to be determined. 5-6

GRAND ISLE LADIES FISHING RODEO (Bridge Side Marina, 1618 Highway 1, Grand Isle; www.grandisleevents. org/ladies-fishing-rodeo) — The rodeo is a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and treatment programs in the state. There are adult and girls’ divisions, and activities include a live auction, dinner and dance on Saturday, door prizes and more. Times to be determined. Entry fee $20.

BEIGNET FEST (New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds, 4 Friedrichs Ave.; www. — There are more than 20 beignet dishes available from restaurants and food trucks, from simple fried versions with powdered sugar to beignets with seafood and other savory fillings. There’s also live music, a children’s village, art market and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 6

BLUES, BREWS AND BBQ (Docville Farm, 5124 E. St. Bernard Highway, Violet; — The family-friendly festival at Docville Farm features live blues music, barbecue and craft beers. 11 a.m.6 p.m. Free. 6

FUNKTOBERFEST (Spirits Food & Friends, 1200 Texas Ave., Alexandria; — The fourth annual festival showcases music and craft beer, with samples from professional microbreweries and a home brewers’ competition. 2 p.m.-11 p.m. $35-$85. 6

JAPAN FEST (New Orleans City Park, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, 504-483-9473; — The event celebrates Japanese culture with traditional dance performances, arts and crafts, martial arts demonstrations, tours of the museum’s Japanese art collections, a fashion show and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5, free for museum members. 6-7

FALL GARDEN FESTIVAL (New Orleans City Park,

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


34 G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8

OCTOBER • FAIRS + FESTIVALS 2018 Botanical Garden, 5 Victory Ave., 504-658-2900; — There are educational programs, children’s activities, music, arts and crafts, a marketplace, plant sales, live music and food. $10, $5 children 5-12, free for children 4 and younger and City Park members. 6-7

ROBERTS COVE GERMANFEST (7212 Roberts Cove Road, Rayne, 337-334-8354; — There’s live music, German dancing, German food, German beers, folk demonstrations, singers, antique farm equipment demonstrations, a strolling accordion player, children’s activities and more. 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. $8, free for children 12 and younger. 6-7

TREME FALL FESTIVAL (1100 block of Henriette Delille Street, 504-500-1903; www.tremefest. com) — There’s a street festival Saturday with live music, food and drink vendors and arts and crafts and a Mass and gospel concert at St. Augustine Church Sunday. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m. Sunday. Free.

717 Conti Street | New Orleans, LA 70130 | 504.200.3151 |


ANGOLA PRISON RODEO — See April 21-22 for event description. 7

CELEBRACION LATINA (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-8611237; www.audubonnatureinstitute. org/celebracion-latina) — Visitors experience Latin American culture through live music, Latin cuisine, arts and crafts, health and education displays and children’s activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with zoo admission ($22.95, $19.95 65 and older, $17.95 children 2-12). 7

SUGAR FEST (West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, 225-336-2422; — The daylong festival features living history demonstrations including mule-driven grinding, food preparation and more. There’s also live music, a cake walk and tours of historic sugar plantation structures and exhibits in the museum. 11 p.m.-4 p.m. Free. 11-14

FESTIVALS ACADIENS ET CREOLES (Girard Park, corner of Congress St. and Cajundome Boulevard, Lafayette; — There are five stages of live music by mostly Cajun and zydeco bands, plus food and drink vendors, a Louisiana crafts marketplace, children’s area, cultural programs and more. Hours to be determined. Free.


WESTWEGO FARMERS MARKET FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES (484 Sala Ave., Westwego, 504341-9083; www.cityofwestwego. com/content/westwego-farmers-market) — The Brad Sapia Band performs at the outdoor concert, which also features food, drinks, crafts and more. 7 p.m.10 p.m. Free. 12-14

BRIDGE CITY GUMBO FESTIVAL (Gumbo Festival Park, 1701 Bridge City Ave., Bridge City; — More than 2,000 gallons of seafood gumbo and chicken and sausage gumbo are available for sale at the festival, which also features Louisiana dishes including jambalaya and red beans and rice as well as hamburgers, hot dogs and funnel cakes. There are amusement rides, live music, arts and crafts, beauty pageants, games and children’s activities. 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. $3. 12-14

CRESCENT CITY BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL (Lafayette Square Park, 540 St. Charles Ave., 504-5586100; www.crescentcitybluesfest. com) — A dozen barbecue vendors offer the festival’s star cuisine, and there’s an art market and two stages for live music. 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free. 12-14

LOUISIANA CATTLE FESTIVAL AND FAIR (Lafitte Drive-In Park, 2901 Rodeo Road, Abbeville, 337385-2397; — There’s live music, a grand parade downtown, a livestock show, beauty pageant, cooking contests, games, family activities and more. 5:30 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $5. 12-14

WWII AIR, SEA & LAND FESTIVAL (New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd.; www. — The show features historic World War II aircraft, including a two-hour air show, dockside tours of a restored PT-305 boat, a physical challenge course, rock-climbing wall and hands-on history stations, a military vehicle parade and a fashion show of World War II clothing. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $21; $16 for military, children 13 and older, students, seniors and National World War II Museum members; WWII veterans and children 12 and under free. 13

OLD ARABI SUGAR FEST (Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi, 504278-4242; www.visitstbernard. com) — There’s live music, food,



WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL (Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Drive, Madisonville; — There are exhibits of wooden boats, a quick-and-dirty boat building contest, children’s build-a-boat activities, arts, crafts and food vendors. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. $10, $5 for seniors 65 and older, free for military personnel and children 12 and younger. 17-20

WASHINGTON PARISH FREE FAIR (Corner of Main and Bene streets, Franklinton; www.thefreefair. com) — The four-day fair includes live entertainment, carnival rides, games, a rodeo, petting zoo and kids’ playground, as well as a historical settlement with daily programs and demonstrations about life in the 1800s. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m.10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Free. 17-25

NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL (Various locations in New Orleans; — Filmmakers show new work and scores of films are screened during the festival, which also includes speakers, panel discussions, round tables, music videos, parties and more. Hours and prices vary. 19-20, 26-27

BOO AT THE ZOO (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-861-1237; batz) — The Halloween event for children 12 and younger features trick-or-treat houses, a “Ghost Train,” a haunted house, entertainment and more. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Admission to be determined, free for children under 12 months. 19-21

ALMA PLANTATION HARVEST FESTIVAL (211 W. Main St., New Roads, 225-638-5360; — More than 100 arts and crafts vendors show their wares, and there are carnival rides, 40 food vendors and live entertainment. 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday, 10. a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. $5, children free. 19-21

VIOLET OYSTER FESTIVAL (Our Lady of Lourdes Church and School, 2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet, 504-682-7070) — Grilled oysters and other dishes featuring the bivalve are the spotlighted items at the annual festival, which also offers live music, carnival rides and games. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Free.


ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH ANDOUILLE FESTIVAL (St. John Community Center, 2900 Highway 51, LaPlace, 985-652-9569; — The three-day festival features many versions of andouille. There’s also non-andouille dishes, live music, carnival rides, a queen pageant, parade and more. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. $1 Friday (with donation of a canned good), $3 adults and $1 children 3-12 Saturday and Sunday. 20

BOO CARRE HALLOWEEN HAUNT (915 N. Peters St., 504-636-6400; — Children are encouraged to wear a costume for the event, which includes live music, a craft-making booth and trick-or-treating throughout the French Market area. 10 a.m4 p.m. Free. 20-21

ROUGAROU FEST (7856 Main St., Houma, 985-580-7289; — The festival celebrates the folklore along southeast Louisiana’s bayous and wetlands with live music, cultural activities, Cajun food, a parade, chidlren’s activities and more. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 24

SIPPIN’ IN THE COURTYARD — See March 28 for event description. 25-NOV. 4

GREATER BATON ROUGE STATE FAIR (16072 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, 225-755-3247; www.gbrsf. com) — The fair features 11 days of entertainment, more than 40 carnival rides, attractions, food and more. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $5, free for children less than 48 inches tall. 26-28

LAFRENIERE PARK-A-BOO HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL (Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, 504-467-2713; www.park-a-boo. com) — The three-day festival gives children an opportunity to costume and participate in Halloween activities such as a haunted house, face painting, trick or treating, storytelling, games, costume contests, food and beverages. 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday. $8, $6 children ages 3-12, free children 2 and younger. 26-28

VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE (New Orleans City Park; — There are four stages of live music at this three-day festival, which also includes food vendors, an arts marketplace, educational exhibits and PAGE 39

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8

kids’ activities, arts and crafts and a cooking contest. Noon-7 p.m. Free.



ren’s Wor


ild Ch

ld ’ s

ir Fa

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018 Embark on a daylong cultural journey at the 20th Children’s World’s Fair and celebrate the 300th birthday of the City of New Orleans. Discover the cultures and people that make New Orleans a unique cultural melting pot. Experience crafts, activities, music, literature, food, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) experiments within exhibits that explore the African, Asian, European, Latin American / Caribbean, and Native American influences that have shaped New Orleans’ culture.

EARLY EXPLORER 10:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

GENERAL ADMISSION 12:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Arrive early, beat the crowds,and receive a gift bag!

$16/person - LCM Member Admission $20/person - Non-Member Admission

$30/person - Early Explorer Packages also available.


420 Julia Street | New Orleans

For tickets visit or call 504-266-2415

Dine with the Easter Bunny for our special Easter Sunday Jazz Brunch and enjoy Lent-Friendly dishes throughout the season! www.a | 504-581-4422 713 Rue Saint Louis New Orlea ns, LA 70130


OCTOBER - NOVEMBER • FAIRS + FESTIVALS 2018 Carnival rides and games are among the offerings at the Cracklin Festival in Port Barre in November.

more. Times and admission to be determined. 27

SWEET DOUGH PIE FESTIVAL (St. Charles Catholic Church, 174 Church St., Grand Coteau, 337-945-4314; www. — The celebration of the history and culture of Grand Coteau includes live music, a sweet dough pie contest, speakers, food, and arts and crafts. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 27-28

EXPERIENCE LOUISIANA FESTIVAL (Louisiana State University-Eunice Campus, 2048 Johnson Highway, Eunice, 337-457-1776; — The festival includes live music, cultural exhibits, art, a crafts marketplace, a Folklife Village with a variety of demonstrations, food, a Native American village, a car show and more. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 27-28

SLIDELL FALL STREET FAIR (First and Erlanger streets, Slidell; www.slidellantiques. com) — Booths offering antiques, collectibles, vintage items and more line the streets of Olde Towne Slidell. There’s also live music and food vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free.



(Various locations, Grand Coteau, 337-254-9695; www. — Poetry readings, book signings, workshops, “Drive-by Poetry” event and more are features of this annual event. Times vary. Free. 1-4

GREATER BATON ROUGE STATE FAIR — See Oct. 25 listing for event description. 2-4

ANTIQUE TRADE DAYS (Downtown Ponchatoula; — Food vendors offer local cuisine and other sellers have collectibles, antiques, fine arts, crafts and more. There are rides, a petting zoo and children’s and family activities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Free.


BUCKTOWN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL (St. Louis King of France School, 1600 Lake Ave., Metairie; — The 21st annual festival has carnival rides, a Little Shrimper children’s village, lots of seafood dishes and live music. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, noon10 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Free. 3

SOUTHDOWN MARKETPLACE (Southdown Plantation House, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma, 985-851-0154; www.southdownmuseum. org) — More than 300 local and national vendors attend the daylong arts and crafts festival, offering handmade items, jewelry, clothing, woodcrafts, art, seasonal products and more. 8 a.m.-

4:30 p.m. $5, free for kids age 11 and younger. 3-4

GIANT OMELETTE CELEBRATION (Magdalen Square, downtown Abbeville, 337-344-9232; —There are egg games on Saturday and a procession on Sunday (1:30 p.m.) where chefs prepare a 5,000-egg omelet in a 12foot diameter skillet over an open fire. Both days feature antique implements, Cajun food and live music, a juried art show, antique car show, a bike ride and more. 9 a.m.5 p.m. daily. Free. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 23-25

LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL (46468 River Road, Hammond, 985249-9992; — The festival transforms

its grounds into a Renaissance-era English village with performers and staff in period costumes. There’s entertainment, special shows, educational demonstrations, arts and crafts and more. Each week has a theme, such as “heroes & pirates” and “Celtic weekend.” Weekend camping is available. 9:45 a.m.-dusk. Admission to be determined. 9-11

CRACKLIN FESTIVAL (Veterans Memorial Park, 129 Park St., Port Barre, 337-5856673; — There’s live Cajun, zydeco and swamp pop music Saturday and Sunday, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and food vendors at the festival, which spotlights cracklings. 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, PAGE 41

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


NOV 29 - DEC 1, 2018






SACRED HEART OF JESUS RIVER PARISHES FALL FESTIVAL (453 Spruce St., Norco, 985-764-9958; www. — Live entertainment, rides, games, a fun run, a beauty pageant and food including fried soft-shell crabs, seafood po-boys, onion mums, jambalaya, boudin balls, pulled pork and gumbo. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Free. 10

LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL (Downtown Baton Rouge, 701 N. Fourth St.; — The festival is centered at the State Capitol and surrounding areas and includes panels and talks. Visitors can interact with authors, poets, storytellers and musicians, watch demonstrations and performances. There’s also a large book sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 10-11

COVINGTON THREE RIVERS ART FESTIVAL (Columbia Street, Covington; www. — More than 200 artists from across the U.S. sell their wares, from woodworking to painting to jewelry and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 16-18

HOLIDAY MARKET AT THE MILL (311 Mill St., New Roads, 225-638-5360; — The event includes sales of collectibles and handmade items, antique furniture, jewelry and more. There are activities for children on Saturday. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday,

11 am.-3 p.m. Sunday. $5 for three days. 17-18

CAMP MOORE LIVING HISTORY EVENT (70640 Camp Moore Road, Tangipahoa, 985-229-2438; — Take a step back in history with Civil Warera battle re-enactments, tours of the military camp, period demonstrations, vendors, food and beverages. Daylight to dusk. $5 adults, $3 students, free for children under 6. 17-18

TREME CREOLE GUMBO FESTIVAL (Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., 504-5586100; www.tremegumbofest. com) — The festival showcases brass band music and offers more than a dozen different takes on gumbo. There’s also a holiday market, cooking demonstrations and panel discussions about gumbo. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free. 18-DEC. 31

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS (Downtown Natchitoches; — There are Christmas light displays and fireworks over Cane River Lake every Saturday. Dec. 1 is festival day with arts and crafts, food vendors and more. Hours vary. Free. 23-25, 30-JAN. 1, 2019

CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS (New Orleans City Park, 5 Victory Ave., 504-482-4888; www.neworleanscitypark. com) — Holiday light displays dot 25 acres of New Orleans City Park, including Storyland, the Botanical Garden and Carousel Gardens. The displays include more than half a million LED bulbs and 32,800 feet of rope lighting.

Visitors can ride a train to view displays around the park or take photos with Santa. The event 6 p.m.10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m.10 p.m. Sunday. 29-DEC. 1

ALEX WINTER FETE (915 Third St., Alexandria, 318449-5000; — The festival presents downtown Alexandria as a winter wonderland, including snow, ice rinks, a holiday village with shops selling baked goods, gifts, art, crafts and jewelry. Santa makes an appearance, and there’s live music and fireworks. 5 p.m.10 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Free. 30

SIPPIN’ IN THE COURTYARD — See March 28 for event description. 30-DEC. 2

CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA ARTS & CRAFTS EXPO (St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds, 1304 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985-966-7863; www.steinhauerproductions. com/event/steinhauer-productions-christmas-extravaganza-arts-and-crafts-expo/1795) — The exposition features more than 500 artists and craftspeople from several states, as well as 20 food booths. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $5, free for children 12 and younger.


ALEX WINTER FETE — See Nov. 29 listing for event description.

DEC. 1

A NEW ROADS CHRISTMAS (211 W. Main St., New Roads, 225-638-5360; www. — The daylong celebration includes carnival rides, food vendors, arts and crafts and pictures with Santa. There’s a parade at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree at City Hall. Noon-7 p.m. Free. DEC. 1-2

CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA ARTS & CRAFT EXPO — See Dec. 30 listing for event description. 1-2, 8-9

LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL — See Nov. 3-4 listing for event description. 1-2

SLIDELL CHRISTMAS MARKET (First and Erlanger streets, Slidell; — The two-day event features dozens of booths along the street offering collectibles, antiques, vintage items and handmade gifts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 1-JAN. 1, 2019

CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS — See Nov. 23 listing for event description. 1-DEC. 31

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS — See Nov. 18 listing for event description. 1-23

NOEL ACADIEN AU VILLAGE (200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette, 337-981-2364; www. — More than half a million lights are incorporated into displays lighting up 10 acres of land. There also are carnival rides, local food vendors, live entertainment, a shopping area and photos with Santa. 5:30 p.m.-

9 p.m. daily. $10, free for children 4 and younger. 1-31

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS — See Nov. 17 listing for event description. 8

RUNNING OF THE SANTAS (310 Andrew Higgins Blvd., 504-568-1702; new-orleans-running-santas) — Revelers dressed in Santa costumes party in the Warehouse District and run from Mannings Eat-Drink-Cheer to Generations Hall, where there is live music and a costume contest. 3 p.m.-midnight. $20-$85. 8

ST. NICK CELEBRATION (Dutch Alley, between Dumaine and St. Philip streets, French Quarter, 504-6366400; www.frenchmarket. org) — The kid-focused festival features live music, interactive children’s activities and photos with Santa. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 14-16

FESTIVAL OF THE BONFIRES (Lutcher Recreational Park, 2601 Lutcher Ave., Lutcher; — The festival is a prelude to the traditional bonfire lightings along the Mississippi River levee on Christmas Eve. The celebration includes live music, carnival rides, cook-offs for gumbo, potato salad and bread pudding, an art show, pageants, a car show, children’s entertainment and a single bonfire lighting nightly. Events schedule varies by day. 2 p.m.-midnight Friday, 8 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. $5, free for children 9 and younger and adults 62 and older.

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free Friday, $5 Saturday-Sunday.

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8



Loan Assistant


Market President

Senior Vice President


3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. 2950 Metairie, LA 70002 | 504.352.5015

Vice President



PERFORMANCES Marigny Opera ballet highlights Classical Arts Award winners BY WILL COVIELLO PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER

Rebecca Chauvin (pictured) and Monique Moss of Third Eye Theatre performed Untitled Ethereal, Ethereal choreographed by Moss.

Diana Shortes hosted the event in the character of Baroness Pontalba.

Dancers from Marigny Opera Ballet performed the group’s original work Silk & Smoke.


ith three trophies, Marigny Opera Ballet topped the list of winners at the Tribute to the Classical Arts awards March 8. The Gambit-affiliated Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education presents the annual awards for performances of classical music, opera and dance. Marigny Opera Ballet, the Marigny Opera House’s resident company, won Best Dance Ensemble, Best Dance Presentation (Full Length) for its original work Book of Saints and Best Dance Presentation (Short) for Aguas de Dezembro from Christmas Cocktails. The New Resonance Orchestra

won Best New Classical Music Performance for Tucker Fuller’s score for Book of Saints. Carol Rausch received a Lifetime Achievement Award. She teaches at Loyola University New Orleans and is the chorus master and music administrator for the New Orleans Opera Association, which won Best Grand Opera Production for Faust. Goat in the Road Productions received the Arts Education Award for its Play/Write drama program, which is currently working with 300 students in five New Orleans schools. The program, now in its eighth year,

is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Louisiana Division of the Arts, New Orleans Theatre Association and others. The event featured performances from nominees, including a scene from OperaCreole’s La Flamenca and “Silk & Smoke” by the Marigny Opera Ballet. The Tribute to the Classical Arts is sponsored by Gambit, Adler’s, Hall Piano Co., WWNO 89.9 FM and the Hotel Monteleone. PAGE 45

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8



G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8




Monica Ordonez, choreographer of Best Dance Presentation (Full Length) winner Journey of Dreamers, with Arts Education Award recipients Shannon Flaherty and Chris Kaminstein of Goat in the Road Productions.




Aria Mason, Givonna Joseph and Wilfred Delphin of OperaCreole accepted the award for Best Mixed-Scale Opera for La Flamenca.

4 Margo DuBos, chair of the

Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education, and Gambit Political Editor Clancy DuBos presented the Arts Education Award.





New Orleans Vocal Arts (NOVA) Director Meg Frazier with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra former Board President R. Ranney Mize and principal trumpet, Vance Woolf.


New Orleans Ballet Theatre (NOBT) Assistant Artistic Director Marjorie Schramel with Lisa Keller-MacCurdy, Best Dance Presentation (Short) winning choreographer Diogo de Lima and NOBT Artistic Director Gregory Schramel.


6 PAGE 43

CLASSICAL ARTS AWARDS Lifetime Achievement Carol Rausch Arts Education Award Goat in the Road Productions Best Classical Music Performance Prieto Conducts Dvorak 7 LPO Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor Orpheum Theater

Best New Classical Music Performance Book of Saints by Tucker Fuller New Resonance Orchestra Francis Scully, Conductor Marigny Opera House Best Grand Opera Production Faust New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) E. Loren Meeker, Director Robert Lyall, Conductor Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

7 Best Mixed-Scale Opera Performance La Flamenca OperaCreole Givonna Joseph, Director Maxim Samarov, Conductor Marigny Opera House Best Chamber Music Performance Die Winterreise Brenden Gunnell and Oresta Cybriwsky Marigny Opera House Best Choral Arts Presentation Corridos for Chorus, Soprano and Orchestra

Trinity Episcopal Church organist Paul Weber with the winners of the award for Best New Classical Music Performance, composer Tucker Fuller and conductor Francis Scully.

by Salvador Contreras NOVA Masterworks and LPO Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Orpheum Theater

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

Outstanding Dance Presentation (Full Length) Book of Saints Marigny Opera Ballet Marigny Opera House

Outstanding Choreography (Short) LOEV Summer Solstice 2017 Diogo de Lima New Orleans Ballet Theatre Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA

Outstanding Dance Presentation (Short) Aguas de Dezembro Christmas Cocktails Marigny Opera Ballet Marigny Opera House

Outstanding Dance Ensemble Marigny Opera Ballet Dave Hurlbert, Artistic Director

45 G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Carol Rausch with New Orleans Opera Association Director Robert Lyall and Diane Mack of WWNO 88.9 FM.

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


Join us for Happy Hour at the Hermes Bar! Monday through Friday 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. | 504-581-4422 | 725 Rue Saint Louis | New Orleans, LA 70130

Bowl games

Bywater bistro opens CHEF NINA COMPTON’S SECOND RESTAURANT, Bywater American

Bistro (2900 Chartres St., 504-6053827; www.bywateramericanbistro. com), opens March 15. The Chartres Street space was home to Mariza, which closed at the end of 2017. The new project is a team effort by Compton, her husband Larry Miller and chef Levi Raines, who moved to New Orleans in 2015 to be the sous chef at Compton’s other restaurant, Compere Lapin (Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, 535 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-599-2119; www.comperelapin. com). Raines previously worked at acclaimed chef Andrew Carmellini’s Miami outpost The Dutch. Raines will be the bistro’s chef and is a partner in the business, according to a release from the restaurant.

An Asian-influenced seafood restaurant on St. Claude Avenue BY H E L E N F R E U N D @helenfreund THE POKE CRAZE has spread quickly. Just a year ago, the Hawaiian marinated raw fish dish hadn’t really infiltrated the New Orleans dining scene. That’s all changed, as more restaurants are adding versions of the seafood dish to their menus, and one local restaurant focusing on it, Poke Loa, has added two locations. The latest restaurant to focus on the specialty is Poke-chan, which sits in a colorful building on St. Claude Avenue on the edge of the Marigny neighborhood. Sisters Lien, Loan and Susan Nguyen and Dalena Vo opened the spot in December after they met while working at the nearby French-Japanese bistro N7. What makes Poke-chan stand out is not the poke itself, which is very good, but the availability of other dishes — the so-called “cooked bowls” — and the charming and relaxed ambience. It’s a neighborhood restaurant, not a “fast casual” concept. Diners build their own bowls by marking their selections on forms, which sit near the entrance — though the procedure may not be immediately clear to newcomers. On top of a base of greens or white or brown rice, diners can choose tuna, yellowtail, scallops, octopus, salmon or tofu, and add sauces and toppings such as pickled onions, mango, edamame, corn, nuts, bean sprouts and more. There is a menu of signature poke bowls with layers of colorful ingredients arranged artfully. The Honey Garlic bowl has thick chunks of tuna and salmon tossed in a sweet honey and garlic marinade interspersed with a mayonnaise-rich snow crab mix. The rice is dusted with togarashi seasoning, and there also are avocado, garlic and


2809 St. Claude Ave., (504) 571-5446; www.


marinated onion. The Tamarind Scallion bowl combines a similarly interesting play of sweet, sour and salty ingredients, but the main focus is yellowtail and bay scallops, and jalapeno and wasabi add spicy heat. Poke-chan also allows diners to make a poke bowl into a burrito. The fillings get rolled into a handy cylinder lined with sushi rice and seaweed, and like many of the items on the menu, it is extremely large. Many of the dishes are big enough for two people to share. Of the non-poke items, the Japanese-style fried chicken in the Karaage Don was one of the most delicious fried chicken dishes I’ve had recently. Chunks of dark meat are dredged in potato starch and deep-fried. The crunchy, flavorful pieces are served on a bed of rice and tangy kimchi and drizzled with sweet ponzu and a fiery spicy mayonnaise. For vegetarians and vegans, the





lunch and dinner daily



tamarind scallion bowl, karaage don, savory ’shroom

Owners Dalena Vo and Loan Nguyen prepare dishes at Poke-chan. P H OTO B Y C H E R Y L G E R B E R

Savory Shroom bowl is a warming and earthy mix of steamed brown rice, silky shiitake mushrooms and fried tofu. Thin strips of black fungus add an extra umami kick, fried lotus root chips add crunch and pickled daikon provides the acidity needed to brighten the dish. A selection of wines, beer, sake (sparkling, hot and unfiltered) and milk teas underscore that this is a place to relax and enjoy a meal, rather than grab and go. Poke-chan may be the latest restaurant to join the poke trend, but its winning approach is built to last.

Email Helen Freund at


needs better direction — or signage — for diners entering the restaurant


a charming St. Claude Avenue spot takes its own approach to poke


A former Top Chef fan favorite, Compton opened Compere Lapin in 2015 and wooed critics with elegant dishes fusing Italian and Creole influences. Bywater American Bistro appears to take a more local, casual approach. The menu includes pickled shrimp with celery, avocado, rye croutons, trout roe and buttermilk dressing and a tuna toast topped with bresaola, garlic, tomato and avocado mousse. Farro risotto is made with maitake mushrooms and minted breadcrumbs. Crab fat rice includes green apple and file. Handmade pasta is higlighted in dishes such as spaghetti pomodoro and smoked ricotta agnolotti with sunchokes. The menu also features game, seafood, pork and fowl dishes and a rabbit curry with cilantro,

47 G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8




G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


pecans and jasmine rice. For dessert, there is rice pudding with dulce de leche and puffed cereal as well as a Nutella flan with crystallized hazelnuts. Crystal Pavlas runs the bar program, and for cocktails there’s a BABs sour made with blended Scotch, chamomile liquor, honey and lemon. Bywater American Bistro will serve dinner 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. — HELEN FREUND

Shaya, the book CHEF ALON SHAYA signs his new

cookbook Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel ($35) at a happy hour 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 13 at Compere Lapin (Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, 535 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-5992219; The book recounts Shaya’s culinary experiences, weaving in more than 100 recipes, including roasted chicken with harissa, speckled trout with tahini and pine nuts, crab cakes with preserved lemon aioli, roast cast-iron rib-eye, marinated soft cheese with herbs and spices, and roasted whole cauliflower with whipped feta. Shaya (www.pomhospitality. com) will open his new modern Israeli restaurant Saba this spring at 5757 Magazine St. — HELEN FREUND


Email Brenda Maitland at

Top Taco ( is March 15 in Woldenberg Park, and there will be tacos from more than 50 restaurants and food vendors and 40 types of spirits and cocktails. Otra, Muevelo and Los Po-boy-citos perform at the event. Participating restaurants include Baru Bistro & Tapas, La Casita Taqueria, Casa Borrega, Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria, Cochon Butcher, Sac-a-Lait, SoBou and Cowbell. A team of judges and attendees will vote for their favorite tacos and margaritas in several categories, such as top traditional taco, top creative taco, top creative tequila cocktail and top margarita. VIP tickets include access to the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, where there will be a VIP Lounge, a silent auction, food from eight restaurants, extra anejo tequila tastings, an open bar and music by The Iguanas. New this year is Agave Week, which includes events, seminars, tastings and parties celebrating tequila and mezcal. Advance registration for the events is required. Entry to Top Taco includes unlimited food and drinks. General admission is $69. — HELEN FREUND



for the Study of New Orleans Justin Nystrom writes about Italian contributions to New Orleans restaurants in his forthcoming book Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture, which will be released Aug. 1. On March 29, Nystrom leads a talk called “The Spaghetti District: How New Orleans put Italian Food on the Map” as part of the university’s Cultural Conversations series. Nystrom spoke with Gambit about New Orleans’ culinary history.

What created pasta manufacturing and the socalled “spaghetti restaurant” in New Orleans? NYSTROM: At the turn of the 20th century, the French Quarter is heavily Italian, and really heavily Sicilian. The emergence of the manufacturing of pasta exploded in the 1890s in the Quarter, and what we think of as the Italian restaurant appears in the first decade of the 20th century along Decatur Street. There are Italians that have had restaurants (before that), but they’re really seafood restaurants and oyster houses. They serve pompano and gumbo. So really, it’s the start of the 20th century that (new) audiences — diners outside of Italian audiences — start eating at these restaurants. It’s become the hot new ethnic cuisine. This is when Frank Manale opens what we know today as Pacal’s Manale. It’s a hot new ethnic food and people are discovering pasta in a big way. Pasta was an imported product for a long time, but we started to get a critical mass of Sicilians here in New Orleans by 1890. At the same time, the federal government passed a pretty severe tariff on imports, and so you have this opportunity to actually make pasta in New Orleans. Pasta is being sold primarily to people of Italian descent. By the time you’re getting to the 1900s, there are so many Italians here, there’s a pretty good market for it.

How did the spaghetti restaurant emerge? N: There’s a relationship between spaghetti restaurants and the emergence of the first nightclubs in New Orleans. You have the emergence of the spaghetti restaurants right around the time when Prohibition occurs and right when jazz becomes really hot. So people are listening to jazz and white mid-

dle-class audiences are starting to buy jazz albums, right around the 1920s. You see the spaghetti houses move from Decatur Street to Bourbon Street. Decatur Street is a working-class, kind of blue-collar zone at that time. And when (the restaurants) move to Bourbon Street, they get white tablecloths, they get waiters, they get jazz bands and they violate Prohibition laws. There is this synergy on Bourbon Street between the Italian restaurants, where they serve spaghetti and meatballs, but they’re also serving Creole dishes, and they all had jazz. The start of the golden age of Bourbon Street comes out of these spaghetti restaurants.

What defines CreoleItalian food today? N: When we want to market something as New Orleans, we start calling it Creole. I asked lots of people when I was doing oral histories for this book, what does Creole-Italian mean to them? And (I) got a lot of different answers, but there is something syncretic about New Orleans Italian food. You can’t go to Mosca’s and get oysters Mosca or chicken a la grande and not realize that. What’s important to me about Creole-Italian is locality, and it’s really about seafood. Pascal’s Manale’s barbecue shrimp is quintessentially a New Orleans thing. It’s really not Italian, although it’s almost kind of Sicilian, but it’s very New Orleans. The idea of serving seafood with pasta is something that emerges here in the 1920s and 1930s. Then there are (dishes) like speckled trout or pompano with Italian touches, like olive salad or capers. Joe Segreto’s menu at Eleven 79 was very reflective of this sort of thing, where he blended Sicilian influences with New Orleans. I think it’s also the juxtaposition of spaghetti and meatballs on a menu with shrimp Creole. They sit shoulder to shoulder. — HELEN FREUND


Contact Will Coviello 504.483.3106 | FAX: 866.473.7199 C O M P L E T E L I S T I N G S AT W W W. B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S .C O M Out 2 Eat is an index of Gambit contract advertisers. Unless noted, addresses are in New Orleans and all accept credit cards. Updates: email or call (504) 483-3106.

B — breakfast L — lunch D — dinner late — late 24H — 24 hours

$ — average dinner entrée under $10 $$ — $11 to $20 $$$ — $21 or more



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

Mardi Gras Zone — 2706 Royal., (504) 947-8787 — Open 24 hours daily. $

Queenies on St. Claude — 3200 St. Claude Ave., (504) 558-4085; www. — L, D daily. $ Suis Generis — 3219 Burgundy St., (504) 309-7850; — 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. — Reservations recommended. B & D daily, L Mon-Fri, brunch Sat-Sun. $ Welty’s Deli — 336 Camp St., (504) 592-0223; — 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. $$ La Casita Taqueria — 8400 Oak St., (504) 826-9913; — L, D daily. $ Mikimoto — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi. com — Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. L Sun-Fri, D daily. $$ Pyramids Cafe — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — L, D daily. $$ Riccobono’s Panola Street Cafe — 7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810; — B and L daily. $ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — Reservations accepted. L Tue-Fri, D Mon-Sat. $$


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

FRENCH QUARTER Antoine’s Annex — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; — B, L, D daily. $ Antoine’s Restaurant — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; — Reservations recommended. L, D MonSat, brunch Sun. $$$ Bayona — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 5254455; — Reservations recommended. L Wed-Sat, D MonSat. $$$ Bourbon House — 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; — Reservations accepted. B, L. D daily, brunch Sun. $$$ Brennan’s New Orleans — 417 Royal St., (504) 525-9711; — Reservations recommended. B, L Tue-Sat, D Tue-Sun. $$$ Criollo — Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; www.criollonola. com — Reservations recommended. B, L, D daily. $$ Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse — 716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467; — Reservations recommended. D daily. $$$ El Gato Negro — 81 French Market Place, (504) 525-9752; www.elgatonegronola. com — L, D daily. $$ Gazebo Cafe — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; — L, early dinner daily. $$ Green Goddess — 307 Exchange Place, (504) 301-3347; — L, D Wed-Sun. $$ House of Blues — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; — Reservations accepted. L, D Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. $$

Cafe Aquarius — 2101 Paris Road, Chalmette, (504) 510-3080 — L Tue-Fri, D Tue, brunch Sat-Sun. $

Killer Poboys — 219 Dauphine St., (504) 462-2731; 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; — Hours vary by location. Cash only at Conti Street location. $


Le Bayou Restaurant — 208 Bourbon St., (504) 525-4755; www.lebayourestaurant. com — L, D, late Mon-Sun. $

Breaux Mart — Citywide; — L, D daily. $ La Carreta — Citywide; — Reservations accepted for larger parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen — 95 French Market Place, (504) 522-9500; www. — Reservations PAGE 51

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8



G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


In association with Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Presented in partnership with the Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival

(504) 522 - 6545 |


The Market Cafe — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — B, L, D daily. $$

Heads & Tails Seafood & Oyster Bar — 1820 Dickory Ave., Suite A, Harahan, (504) 533-9515; www.headsandtailsrestaurant. com — L, D Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$

NOLA Restaurant — 534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652; www.emerilsrestaurants. com/nola-restaurant — Reservations recommended. L Thu-Mon, D daily. $$$

The Rivershack Tavern — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; — L, D daily. $

Palace Cafe — 605 Canal St., (504) 5231661; — Reservations recommended. B, L, D daily, brunch SatSun. $$$ Red Fish Grill — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 5981200; — Reservations accepted. L, D daily. $$$ Restaurant R’evolution — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Reservations recommended. D daily. $$$ Roux on Orleans — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; — Reservations accepted. B daily, D Tue-Sun. $$ Salon Restaurant by Sucre — 622 Conti St., (504) 267-7098; www.restaurantsalon. com — Reservations accepted. brunch and early D Thu-Mon. $$ Tableau — 616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463; — Reservations accepted. B, L, D daily, brunch Sat-Sun. $$$

GENTILLY Cafe Gentilly — 5339 Franklin Ave., (504) 281-4220; — B, L daily. Cash only. $

Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Elmwood, (504) 7333803; — L, D daily. $

KENNER The Landing Restaurant — Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611; — B, L, D daily. $$ Ted’s Smokehouse BBQ — 3809 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-4393 — L, D daily. $$ Vista Buffet — Treasure Chest Casino, 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; — L Mon-Fri, D daily, brunch Sat-Sun. $$$

LAKEVIEW El Gato Negro — 300 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-0107; — See L, D daily. $$ Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001 — B, L daily, D MonSat, brunch Sat-Sun. $

Ave., (504) 513-2670; — Reservations accepted. L and D Tue-Sun, brunch Sat-Sun, late Thu-Sat. $$


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

Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; — L Tue-Sat, D Tue-Sun. $


Martin Wine Cellar — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — B, L daily, early dinner Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$

Andrea’s Restaurant — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; — Reservations recommended. L, D daily, brunch Sun. $$$ Banh Mi Boys — 5001 Airline Drive, Suite B, Metairie, (504) 510-5360; — Delivery available. L and D Mon-Sat. $ Ben’s Burgers — 2008 Clearview Parkway, Metairie, (504) 889-2837; www.eatatbens. com — 24H $ Cafe B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; — Reservations recommended. L Mon-Fri, D Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$ Casablanca — 3030 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2209; www.casablancanola. com — Reservations accepted. L Sun-Fri, D Sun-Thu. $$

R&O’s Restaurant — 216 Metairie-Hammond Highway, Metairie, (504) 831-1248; — L, D daily. $$ Riccobono’s Peppermill — 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-2226; www. — Reservations accepted. B and L daily, D Wed-Sun. $$ Rolls N Bowls — 605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; — L, D Mon-Sat. $ Sammy’s Po-boys & Catering — 901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0916; — L Mon-Sat, D daily. $ Short Stop Po-Boys — 119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; — B, L, D Mon-Sat. $

Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop — 2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022; www. — L, D Mon-Sat. $$

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — Reservations recommended. L, D Tue-Sun. $$

Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; — L Sun-Thu, D Mon-Thu. $

Tandoori Chicken — 2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7880 — L, D Mon-Sat. $$

NOLA Beans — 762 Harrison Ave., (504) 267-0783; — B, L, early D daily. $$

Heritage Grill — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; — Reservations accepted. L Mon-Fri. $$

Sala Restaurant & Bar — 124 Lake Marina

Marks Twain’s Pizza Landing — 2035

Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 2125 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 5104282; — L, D daily. $ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; www. — Reservations accepted. L Tue-Fri, D Mon-Sat. $$

51 G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8

accepted. L, D daily. $$


G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8





— L Fri-Sun, D and late daily. $$

Dick & Jenny’s — 4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880; www.dickandjennys. com — Reservations recommended. D Wed-Sun. $$$

Angelo Brocato’s — 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; — L, D Tue-Sun. $

Emeril’s Delmonico — 1300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-4937; — Reservations recommended. D daily. $$$

biscuits & buns on banks — 4337 Banks St., (504) 273-4600; — Delivery available Tue-Fri. L, brunch daily. $$

G’s Kitchen Spot — Balcony Bar, 3201 Magazine St., (504) 891-9226; www. — L Fri-Sun, D, late daily. $

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. $$

Joey K’s — 3001 Magazine St., (504) 8910997; — L, D Mon-Sat. $$

Cafe NOMA — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; — Reservations accepted for large parties. L Tue-Sun, D Fri. $

Juan’s Flying Burrito — 2018 Magazine St., (504) 486-9950; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; www.juansflyingburrito. com — L, D daily. $ Magazine Po-boy Shop — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — B, L Mon-Sat. $

Cafe Navarre — 800 Navarre Ave., (504) 483-8828; — B, L and D Mon-Fri, brunch Sat-Sun. $

Martin Wine Cellar — 3827 Baronne St., (504) 899-7411; — B, L daily, early dinner Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$

Five Happiness — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935; www.fivehappiness. com — Delivery available. Reservations accepted. L, D daily. $$

Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 4109997; — Reservations accepted. L Sun-Fri, D daily. $$

G’s Pizza — 4840 Bienville St., (504) 483-6464; — L, D, late daily. $

Nirvana Indian Cuisine — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797 — Reservations accepted for five or more. L, D Tue-Sun. $$

Katie’s Restaurant — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity. com — L daily, D Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$ Juan’s Flying Burrito — 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 569-0000; — L, D daily. $ Namese — 4077 Tulane Ave., (504) 4838899; — Reservations accepted. L, D Mon-Sat. $$ Ralph’s on the Park — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; — Reservations recommended. L Tue-Fri, D daily, brunch Sun. $$$ Rue 127 — 127 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 483-1571; — Reservations recommended. D Tue-Sat. $$$

Piccola Gelateria — 4525 Freret St., (504) 493-5999; www.piccolagelateria. com — L, D Tue-Sun. $ Slice Pizzeria — 1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; — L, D daily. $ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; www.theospizza. com — L, D daily. $ Tito’s Ceviche & Pisco — 5015 Magazine St., (504) 267-7612; — Reservations accepted. D Mon-Sat. $$


Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www.theospizza. com — L, D daily. $

Capdeville — 520 Capdeville St., (504) 371-5161; — Reservations accepted. L, D Mon-Sat. late Fri-Sat. $$

Willie Mae’s Scotch House — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503; — L Mon-Sat. $$

El Gato Negro — 800 S. Peters St., (504) 309-8864; — L, D daily. $$

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

Emeril’s Restaurant — 800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393; — Reservations recommended. L Mon-Fri, D daily. $$$


Juan’s Flying Burrito — 515 Baronne St., (504) 529-5825; www.juansflyingburrito. com — L, D daily. $

Martin Wine Cellar — 2895 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-8081; — B, L daily, early dinner Mon-Sat, brunch Sun. $$

UPTOWN Apolline — 4729 Magazine St., (504) 894-8881; — Reservations accepted. brunch, D Tue-Sun. $$$ Basin Seafood & Spirits — 3222 Magazine St., (504) 302-7391; — Reservations accepted. L, D daily. $$ Cafe Luna — 802 1/2 Nashville Ave., (504) 333-6833; — B, L, early D daily. $ The Columns — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — Reservations accepted. B daily, L Fri-Sat, D Mon-Thu, brunch Sun. $$ The Delachaise — 3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858;

Meril — 424 Girod St., (504) 526-3745; — 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. $$$ Restaurant des Familles — 7163 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 689-7834; www. — Reservations recommended. L, D daily, brunch Sun. $$$ Specialty Italian Bistro — 2330 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 391-1090; — L, D daily. $$ Tavolino Pizza & Lounge — 141 Delaronde St., (504) 605-3365; www.facebook. com/tavolinolounge — Reservations accepted for large parties. D daily, brunch Sun. $$


NOLA Beans

LOCAL 762 Harrison Ave., New Orleans • (504) 267-0783 @nolabeans Nola Beans is one of Lakeview’s homegrown businesses. In operation for the past 10 years, one thing remains constant — the focus on serving fresh coffee and delicious food to friends, families, and neighbors. Nola Beans now serves freshly squeezed juices and mimosas, and has added a wide selection of wine to its Thursday happy hour. Introduction of the new items coincides with the shop’s 10-year anniversary during the month of April.

Witry Collective

900 Camp St., Suite 301, New Orleans (504) 291-2022 • The Witry Collective was founded on the understanding that collaboration is the key to being stronger, wiser and more efficient. Collective members combine their knowledge from more than 50 years in the real estate industry with their personal strengths, established business relationships and leading technology to fully support their clients through every step toward making a smart decision in the local market. Their focus on residential, mixed-use, investment and commercial properties in historic districts is an important part of preserving the architectural future of our city.

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8



G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


Contact Kat Stromquist 504.483.3110 | FAX: 866.473.7199


TUESDAY 13 Blue Nile — Water Seed, 9 BMC — Jersey Slim, 5; Dapper Dandies, 8 Check Point Charlie — Jamie Lynn Vessels, 8 Circle Bar — Carl LeBlanc, 6; Alex McMurray, 9:30 d.b.a. — DinosAurchestra, 7; Treme Brass Band, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9 Gasa Gasa — Vundabar, Ratboys, Treadles, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Strange Ranger, 8 Jazz National Historical Park — Courtney Bryan, 11 a.m. Kerry Irish Pub — Jason Bishop, 8:30 Little Gem Saloon — Yoshitaka Tsuji Trio, 7 The Maison — New Orleans Swinging Gypsies, 4; Gregory Agid Quartet, 6:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Donna Jean Klinglesmith, 9 Old U.S. Mint — Down on Their Luck Orchestra, 2 One Eyed Jacks — Ezra Furman, 8 Preservation Hall — Preservation Legacy Band, 5 & 6; Preservation AllStars, 8, 9 & 10 Prime Example Jazz Club — Sidemen+1, 8 & 10 Queenie’s — Jackson Square All-Stars, 6:30 Ray’s — Bobby Love & Friends, 7 Santos Bar — Dead Meadow, Bottomfeeders, Psydonia, 9 SideBar — The Argentina feat. Cecilia Zabala, Martin Masakowski, 9 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Andy Forest, 2; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 10 Tipitina’s — Nahko & Medicine for the People, Xiuhtezcatl, 8

WEDNESDAY 14 Autocrat Social & Pleasure Club — TBC Brass Band, 9 Bamboula’s — Bamboula’s Hot Trio feat. Giselle Anguizola, 2; Mem Shannon, 6:30; Sunshine Brass Band, 10 Bar Redux — Blato Zlato, Stary Olsa, 7 Blue Nile — New Orleans Rhythm Devils, 8; Where Y’at Brass Band, 11 BMC — Demi, 5; Yisrael Family Band, 8; Funk It All, 11 Check Point Charlie — T-Bone Stone & the Happy Monsters, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — Ivor Simpson-Kennedy, 5:30; Lynn Drury, 8; Jelly Biscuit, 10 Circle Bar — The Iguanas, 7; The Cowboys, Vile Bodies, Stiff Love, Policy,

Trampoline Team, 9 Club Caribbean — Etana, 9 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 Fair Grinds Coffeehouse (Mid-City) — Lilli Lewis, 7 House of Blues (The Parish) — Jet Lounge, 11 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Brotha Josh & the Quickness, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Patrick Cooper, 8:30 Lafayette Square — Wednesday at the Square feat. Lost Bayou Ramblers, Mia Borders, 5 Little Gem Saloon — Anais St. John, 7:30 The Maison — New Orleans Jazz Vipers, 6:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Cole Williams, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10 Mudlark Public Theatre — Juice Boxxx, Crocuta, Tricky Youth, 8 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Hol’dem, Brent Byrd, 9 Old U.S. Mint — Emily Fransen, 1 Preservation Hall — Preservation Legacy Band, 5 & 6; Preservation All-Stars, 8, 9 & 10 Prime Example Jazz Club — Jesse McBride & the Next Generation, 8 & 10 The Sandbar at UNO — Evan Christopher, 7 SideBar — Aurora Nealand, James Singleton, Matt Booth, 9 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; Chance Bushman’s Rhythm Stompers, 10 Bar Mon Cher — Bats in the Belfry with DJs Mange and Emily Anne (goth night), 9 Bar Redux — Toby O’Brien & Friends, 9 The Bayou Bar — Philip Melancon, 8 BMC — Ainsley Matich & the Broken Blues, 5; Andre Lovett, 8; Cip & the Black Lights, 11 Cafe Negril — Revival, 6; Soul Project, 9:30 Castle Theatre — Linda Wright, Reggie Smith, 8 Check Point Charlie — Steve Mignano, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — Phil DeGruy, 6; Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind, 8 Circle Bar — Dark Lounge with Rik Slave, 7; Eastern Bloc with DJs Howie and Panzer, 10 d.b.a. — Alexis & the Samurai, 7; Little Freddie King, 10

Upcoming concerts » DANIELLE NICOLE, April 16,

The Howlin’ Wolf

» AMUSE, April 25, The Willow » BEACH HOUSE , May 1,

Civic Theatre



Joy Theater


May 4, Tipitina’s



House of Blues


May 16, Republic


June 5, Santos


Evanescence performs at Champions Square Aug. 22 P H OTO B Y PA U L L . B R O W N

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Stephanie Nilles, 9:30 Gasa Gasa — Stick to Your Guns, Counterparts, Vagrants, Concept, Nothing, 7:30 House of Blues (The Parish) — The Wind & the Wave, Jesse Ruben, Rachel Price, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — One Tailed Three, 8:30 Le Bon Temps Roule — Soul Rebels, 11 Little Gem Saloon — Monty Banks Is Fats Sinatra, 7:30 The Maison — The Good for Nothin’ Band, 4; Dysfunktional Bone, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Richard Scott, 7; Dirtyvich, 10 Marigny Opera House — Yocho, Yochito, 7 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Once Removed, Nattie, Tereson Dupuy, Paul Kemnitz, 7 Old U.S. Mint — The Betty Shirley Band, 1 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Tim Laughlin & Crescent City Joymakers, 8 Pour House Saloon — Dave Ferrato, 8:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Legacy Band, 5 & 6; Preservation All-Stars, 8, 9 & 10 Rock ’n’ Bowl — Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners, 8:30 Santos Bar — Thy Antichrist, Witch Burial, Culum Nocte, 9 Siberia Lounge — Eastern Bloc Party feat. Sages of Khelm, 9 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10

55 G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8



G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


MUSIC Treo — The St. Claude Serenaders, 6:30 Vaughan’s Lounge — Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet, 10

FRIDAY 16 21st Amendment — Juju Child Blues Band, 9:30 Bamboula’s — Chance Bushman’s Rhythm Stompers, 1; Les Getrex & Creole Cooking, 5:30 Bar Mon Cher — Samantha Pearl, 8:30 Bar Redux — De Lune Deluge, 9 Blue Nile — Caesar Brothers Funk Box, 7:30; Kermit Ruffins, 11 Blue Nile Balcony Room — Kumasi, 10; DJ Black Pearl, 1 a.m. BMC — Lifesavers, 3; G. Volt & the Hurt, 6; Hyperphlyy, 9; Samba Soul, midnight Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant — Arsene DeLay, 6; Cole Williams, 9 Bullet’s Sports Bar — The Pinettes Brass Band, 6 Cafe Negril — Dana Abbott Band, 6:30; Higher Heights, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — Michael Pearce, 6; South Austin Moonlighters, 8 Circle Bar — Natalie Mae & Gina Leslie, 7 Contemporary Arts Center — Miguel Zenon, 7:30 d.b.a. — Tuba Skinny, 6; Honey Island Swamp Band, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Mark Braud, 10 Dragon’s Den (downstairs) — The Tipping Point with DJ RQ Away, 10 Gasa Gasa — Retrofit, Burris, 10 House of Blues — New Politics, DREAMERS, The Wrecks, 7:30 House of Blues (The Parish) — Iced Earth, Sanctuary, Kill Ritual, 7:30 Howlin’ Wolf Den — The Darelilies, Killer Dale, Synthetic Ghosts, 9 Joy Theater — Above & Beyond, Spencer Brown, 9 Kerry Irish Pub — Vali Talbot, 5; Paintbox feat. Dave James & Tim Robertson, 9 Le Bon Temps Roule — Tom Worrell, 7 The Maison — Shotgun Jazz Band, 7; Raw Deal, Ashton Hines & the Big Easy Brawlers, 10 Mandeville Trailhead — The Boogie Men, 6:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Sonic Bloom, 10 Music Box Village — Animal Collective, 6:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Damn Hippies, 7; Jerk Unicorn, Dougie Flesh & the Slashers, Monster Strut, 9 North Columbia Street — Sunset at the Landing feat. Cecilia Zabala, The Cajunettes, 6 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Marshland, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — BeauSoleil, 7 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Kevin Louis & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Preservation Hall — Preservation Legacy Band, 5 & 6; Preservation All-Stars, 8, 9 & 10 Rivershack Tavern — Carson Station, 10 Rock ’n’ Bowl — Bonerama, 8:30 Santos Bar — Cave of Swimmers, Drainage, Mom & the Mailman, Romasa, 9 Saturn Bar — Fundragers with DJs Secret

MUSIC Animal Collective BY NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS SOME PEOPLE TAKE RECREATIONAL DRUGS for spiritual enlightenment, others just to lighten up — to shed their stressful daily routines and rediscover the fun and P H OTO B Y TO M A N D R E W unencumbered wonder that came with being a kid. The madcap music of Animal Collective, a psychedelic band for all seasons, suggests the two are not so far apart. Just as the trance-triggering whorls of droning, electro-tribal noise are activating campfire animations, out crops an ecstatic hook that makes you want to race-climb the tallest tree in sight. The fluid quartet revels in consuming, subsuming and reinventing the classics: a primitive drum circle, infiltrated by introspective pop extroverts John Lennon and Brian Wilson, filtered through a club-cultured DJ prism, transposed into Muppet sock puppetry. Last year, absent pseudo-frontman/dub-choirboy Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), the remaining members — childhood friends Avey Tare (David Portner), Geologist (Brian Weitz) and Deakin (Josh Dibb) — performed a one-off show in Miami Beach titled Coral Orgy, a paean to the sexual aquaculture of coral reefs co-produced with marine-biology media company Coral Morphologic. This two-night gig is a sort-of sequel, subbing out the underwater freak-ons for a surely freaky Bywater seance of site-specific compositions. Tickets $35. At 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The Music Box Village, 4557 N. Rampart St.;

Sneakers and Selective Sam (Stand With Dignity benefit), 11 Siberia Lounge — Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys by the Campfire, 10 SideBar — Quinn Sternberg, Chris Alford, Sam Taylor, Roger Powell, 7; Aurora Nealand, 9:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ellis Marsalis Quintet, 8 & 10 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Andy Forest, 2; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6; James Martin Band, 10 Twist of Lime — Project 9, Love Story’s End, 10

d.b.a. — Eight Dice Cloth, 4; New Orleans Jazz Vipers, 7; Brass-A-Holics, 11


Kerry Irish Pub — Van Hudson, 11:30 a.m; Speed the Mule, 2:30; Roux the Day!, 7

21st Amendment — Chance Bushman & the Ibervillianaires, 9:30 Abita Springs Town Hall — Abita Springs Opry feat. Steve Anderson Group, Sweet Olive String Band, Jackon & the Janks, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hell Raisers, 7 Bamboula’s — G & Her Swinging Gypsies, 2:30; Johnny Mastro, 7; Sierra Green & Soul Machine, 11:30; Crawdaddy T’s Cajun Zydeco Review, 11:30 Bar Mon Cher — Barbarella Blue, 8:30 The Bayou Bar — Philip Melancon, 8 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Stooges Brass Band, 11 Blue Nile Balcony Room — DJ Black Pearl, 1 a.m. BMC — The Jazzmen, 3; Willie Lockett, 5; Vance Orange, 9; Moments of Truth, midnight Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant — Shake ’Em Up Jazz Band, 6; The Royal Rounders, 9 Cafe Negril — Jamie Lynn Vessels, 4; Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7 Check Point Charlie — LA Hellbenders, 8; Bad Mimosas, 11 Circle Bar — Monoculture, Jack & the Jackrabbits, Noise Complaints, 9:30 Contemporary Arts Center — Miguel Zenon, 7:30

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10 Gasa Gasa — Yamantaka, Sonic Titan, 10 Hi-Ho Lounge — Snail Mail, Shame, 7; Pink Room Project, 11 House of Blues — Jeezy, Tee Grizzley, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — St. Patty’s Day Throwdown feat. Naughty Professor, Aaron Benjamin, 9 Jazz National Historical Park — West African Drumming and Dance, 11 a.m.

Little Gem Saloon — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7 & 9 The Maison — Chance Bushman & the Ibervillianaires, 1; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7 Maple Leaf Bar — St. Patrick’s Day feat. The McSuspects, 10 Music Box Village — Animal Collective, 6:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Clint Kaufmann, Dr. Lo Presents Loyola’s Finest, 7 Old Point Bar — Maid of Orleans, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Vinny Raniolo, 1 One Eyed Jacks — The Body, Thou, Space Cadaver, Vile Creature, 8 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Duke Heitger & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Preservation Hall — Preservation Jazz Masters, 5 & 6; Preservation All-Stars, 8, 9 & 10 Rivershack Tavern — Rhino Elect Band, 9 Rock ’n’ Bowl — The Topcats, 9:30 Santos Bar — Dead Boys, The Painted Hands, The Birch Boys, Real Cool Trash, 8 Siberia Lounge — Zydepunks, Debauche, Rotten Cores, 10 PAGE 59

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8



G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8



SUNDAY 18 21st Amendment — Christopher Johnson Quartet, 8 Bamboula’s — NOLA Ragweeds, 1; Carl LeBlanc, 5:30; Ed Wills & Blues 4 Sale, 9 Bar Redux — Brittany Purdy, Marc Stone, 9 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 7; Street Legends Brass Band, 11 BMC — Aaron Lopez, 3; Jazmarae, 7; Kyle Lacy & the Harlem River Noise, 10 Bullet’s Sports Bar — VL & Just Right Band, The Wizz, 6 Cafe Negril — Ecirb Muller’s Twisted Dixie, 6; John Lisi, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra, 6 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Miss Anna Q., 9 Dragon’s Den (upstairs) — Church with Unicorn Fukr, 10 Four Columns — Smooth Jazz Sunday feat. New Orleans Mystics, Mike “Soulman” Baptiste, Clark Nighten & 4x4 Connection Band, 6 Gasa Gasa — The Glorious Sons, The Head, 9 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 The Jefferson Orleans North — Cindy Van Duyne, The Pat Barberot Orchestra, 7 Kerry Irish Pub — Will Dickerson, 8 The Maison — Higher Heights, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10 Old Point Bar — Tres Bien, 3:30; Romy Vargas & the Mercy Buckets, 7 One Eyed Jacks — Marina Orchestra, 9 Rare Form — The Key Sound, 10 Santos Bar — Swamp Moves feat. Russell Welch Quartet, 10 SideBar — And Then Came Humans feat. Ryan-Scott Long, Mike Sopko, Sam Shahin, Noah Young, 9:30 Southport Hall — Mac Sabbath, The Unnaturals, House of Goats, 7 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Kristina Morales & the Inner Wild, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sound, 10 Trinity Episcopal Church — Anais St. John, 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 Banks Street Bar — Chris Dibenedetto’s Piano Showcase, 7 Blue Nile — Jeff Chaz, 7; Brass-A-Holics, 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

MUSIC Chickie Wah Wah — Justin Molaison, 5:30 Circle Bar — Trashlight, MANE, Slow Coyote, 9:30 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 7; Big Sam & the Krewe, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9 Dragon’s Den (upstairs) — Audiodope with DJ Ill Medina, 11 Gasa Gasa — Mane, Pardoner, Trashlight, 9 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Father Mountain, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Patrick Cooper, 8:30 The Maison — Chicken & Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7 Maple Leaf Bar — Terrence Higgins & Friends, 10 Mudlark Public Theatre — Johanna Warren Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — David Rosales, The Rightly So, Wynn C. Blue, 8 One Eyed Jacks — Blind Texas Marlin, 10 Preservation Hall — Preservation Jazz Masters, 5 & 6; Preservation All-Stars, 8, 9 & 10 Santos Bar — Suppression, Fat Stupid Ugly People, Shitstormtrooper, Sounding, Corey Cruse, 8 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Royal Street Windin’ Boys, 2; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; New Orleans Jazz Vipers, 10 Tipitina’s — Celebrating David Bowie feat. Joe Sumner, Mr. Hudson, Evan Rachel Wood, 9



CLASSICAL/CONCERTS Albinas Prizgintas. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., (504) 5220276; — The organist’s performance includes selections from baroque to vintage rock, played by candlelight. Free. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Blues, Shadows and Electric Angels. Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., (504) 948-9998; — Louis Moreau Institute for New Music Performance presents the chamber concert. Tickets $20. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Chanticleer. Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-7430; — Loyola University New Orleans presents the a capella group. Visit for details. Tickets $20-$60. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The Orpheum Theater, 129 University Place, (504) 274-4871; www.orpheumnola. com — Jose Louis Gomez conducts the orchestra’s program of traditional and folk melodies, and banjoist Bela Fleck performs. Tickets $20-$140. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Shu-Ching. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., (504) 522-0276; — The pianist plays the second book of Bach’s “Well Tempered Clavier.” Free. 4 p.m. Sunday.




G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Phillip Manuel (Nat King Cole tribute), 8 & 10 The Spotted Cat Music Club — Panorama Jazz Band, 6 Tipitina’s — Papa Mali, The New Orleans Love Stains, MC Grandma Fun, 8 Twist of Lime — Pirate Signal, Thermostat, 10

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8




Contact Kat Stromquist | 504.483.3110 | FAX: 866.473.7199 = O U R P I C K S | C O M P L E T E L I S T I N G S AT W W W. B E S TO F N E W O R L E A N S . C O M


EVENTS Tuesday, March 13 ................. 61 Wednesday, March 14........... 61 Thursday, March 15 ............... 61 Friday, March 16.................... 63 Saturday, March 17 ............... 63 Sunday, March 18 .................. 64 Monday, March 19 ................. 64 Words ..................................... 64

FILM Opening this weekend ........ 65 Now showing ......................... 65 Special Screenings .............. 65

ON STAGE ........................... 66 DanceE .................................... 69

ART Opening.................................. 69

EVENTS TUESDAY 13 Agave Week. Citywide — The celebration of tequila and mezcal features six days of parties, dinners, cocktail competitions and more. Visit for details. Tuesday-Saturday. Black Arts Festival. Tulane University, 6823 St Charles Ave., (504) 865-5000; — Several days of events include a panel discussion, a lecture, a performing and visual arts showcase and an art market, all celebrating the work of black artists in different disciplines. Email for details. Tuesday-Monday.

WEDNESDAY 14 Harrison Avenue Marketplace. 801 Harrison Ave.; — There’s live music, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, food vendors and more at the market. 5 p.m.

Indigenous Spaces, French Expectations: Exploring Exchanges. Tulane University, Dixon Hall, (504) 865-5105; — New Orleans Center for the Gulf South presents the symposium, offering perspectives on local indigenous communities and the colonial narrative of Louisiana history. Email for details. 9 a.m. Jeanne Exnicios Foster. Loyola University New Orleans, Monroe Hall, Nunemaker Auditorium, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2011; — The Gambit publisher speaks as part of the university’s “Design Forum” lecture series. 5:30 p.m. Women of Note: Performance Roundtables. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; — Alison Fensterstock moderates the performance and conversation series, in which musicians play and discuss works by women and talk about what it’s like to be a female performing artist. Leyla McCalla, Alexis Marceaux and Alexandra Scott are the guests. Free admission. 6 p.m.



YOUR TICKET GETS YOU: Your dog’s photo published in Gambit’s Tricentennial Issue. Registration for (1) dog in the parade.

NOLA CITY BARK 30 Zachary Taylor Dr. SUNDAY, APRIL 22 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. TICKET PRICE: $40



THURSDAY 15 Crimestoppers Luncheon. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 561-1234; — The luncheon honors civic, community and law enforcement leaders. Visit www. for details. Tickets $125. 11 a.m. Top Taco Festival. Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Canal Street at the Mississippi River, (504) 565-3033; — Local chefs and restaurants compete for the top taco title, and cocktails are served. Visit www.toptaconola. com for details. Tickets $89. 7 p.m. A Tribute to Fats. Antoine’s Restaurant, 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www. — Henry Butler performs a tribute to Fats Domino at this gala, which benefits French Quarter Fest. A seated dinner is served. Call (504) 522-5730 for details. Tickets $180. 8 p.m. Victory Is Served: Bringing It Home 1940s Louisiana Style. Southern Food & PAGE 63

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8




ST. PATRICK’S DAY Downtown Irish Club Parade. Burgundy and Piety streets — The parade begins in Bywater and rolls through the French Quarter. 6 p.m. Saturday. Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Magazine Street — The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club’s parade rolls in Uptown. 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. Annunciation Square, Annunciation and Race streets — There’s Irish music, dancing, food and drinks at this block party benefiting St. Michael Special School. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade. Veterans Memorial Boulevard — The Louisiana Irish-Italian Association’s parade rolls in Metairie. Noon Sunday. Molly’s at the Market & Jim Monaghan’s Irish Parade. Decatur Street — The parade rolls in the French Quarter. 6 p.m. Friday. Parasol’s Block Party Celebration. Parasol’s Restaurant & Bar, 2533 Constance St., (504) 302-1543; — The annual block party offers green beer and Irish music. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. Finn McCool’s Irish Pub, 3701 Banks St., (504) 486-9080; — A block party includes the “Irish Olympics” with a tug-of-war, live music and karaoke. 1 p.m. Saturday. St. Patrick’s Day and NCAA Madness Watch Party. American Sports Saloon, 1200 Decatur St., (504) 300-1782; www. — College basketball games are screened during a St. Patrick’s Day party. Reserved seats are $20. Noon Saturday. St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration. Downtown Covington — Covington Celtic Club presents the parade, and businesses in the area host parties. A block party is

Beverage Foundation, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405; — National World War II Museum assistant director for curatorial services Kim Guise discusses how the war affected Louisiana’s food industry. Free admission, RSVP required. 6 p.m.

FRIDAY 16 Amazing Grapes. Hermann-Grima House, 820 St. Louis St., (504) 525-5661; www. — The wine tasting features an auction, and Creole dishes are served. Tickets $150. 7:30 p.m. Drafts for Crafts. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — Brass-A-Holics and King James & the Special Men perform at a gala at the museum, which benefits the restoration of a 1943 truck. Tickets $100. 7 p.m. Julia Jump. NOCCA Riverfront, 2800 Chartres St., (504) 940-2787; www.nocca. com — There’s a 1920s theme at this gala benefiting Preservation Resource Center.



G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8



Crowds watch the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Magazine Street.



at the end of the parade route in front of Jewel’s Cigar & Briar Shop (201 N. New Hampshire St., Covington). Noon Saturday. St. Patrick’s Day Parade Viewing Balcony Party. Bourbon Cowboy, 241 Bourbon St., (504) 231-8519; www.bourbonscowboy. com — An open-bar party includes a viewing of the downtown St. Patrick’s Day parade. Tickets $100. 7 p.m. Saturday. St. Patrick’s Day Party. Kerry Irish Pub, 331 Decatur St., (504) 527-5954; www. — Live bands perform at a St. Patrick’s Day party, and there are appearances by the Jameson Girls. 11 a.m. Saturday. St. Patrick’s Day Party. Pat O’Brien’s, 718 St. Peter St., (504) 525-4823; www. — A DJ performs and Irish food is served at a St. Patrick’s Day party. 10 a.m. Saturday. Tracey’s St. Paddy’s Day Party. Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar & Restaurant, 2604 Magazine St., (504) 897-5413; www. — There’s green beer, corned beef and cabbage at this annual block party. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Bon Bon Vivant performs. Visit for details. Tickets $125. 8 p.m.



namese vietnamese café

SATURDAY 17 Antiques and Vintage Collectibles Mart. Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 465-9985; — Antiques, Depression glass, pottery and collectibles are sold at the market. Weekend tickets $6. 10 a.m. Art Klub Market. Art Klub, 1941 Arts St., (504) 943-6565; — More than 20 vendors sell crafts and other goods at the monthly market, and there are art workshops, kids’ activities and food pop-ups. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blue Jay Bazaar. Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., (504) 486-6631; — There’s a boutique, auction, raffle, and entertainment by The Benchwarmers and The Medics at a daylong party benefiting the school. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Chemists Celebrate Earth Week. Lyons Center, 624 Louisiana Ave., (504) 6583004; — The fami-



G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8



PREVIEW Fire in the Hole release party and parade BY WILL COVIELLO P H OTO B Y J E F F R E Y DAV I D E H R E N R E I C H

BIG CHIEF VICTOR HARRIS has been sewing suits and masking as a Mardi Gras Indian for more than five decades, most of that time as founder and leader of Fi Yi Yi. Fire in the Hole: The Spirit Work of the Fi Yi Yi & the Mandingo Warriors (UNO Press, Neighborhood Story Project) begins with the founding of the group, after a difficult break with Harris’ former tribe, Yellow Pocahontas. The chapters string together interviews with Mardi Gras Indians, Sylvester Francis, founder of the Backstreet Cultural Museum, and many others from inside and outside Mardi Gras Indian culture. The book has more than 200 photos, including dozens of vibrant images of Indians marching on the streets or sewing suits, many of them by anthropologist Jeffrey David Ehrenreich. Neighborhood Story Project founder Rachel Breunlin edited the book, and interviews capture many scenes and the history of a few tribes through vivid, personal accounts. The book has an excellent collection of subjects recounting the tribes’ oral histories, but the reader is plunged into the work without much context or introduction. The book’s release is being celebrated with a parade starting where Fi Yi Yi was born, on the 1400 block of Annette Street where Harris lived, and proceeding through the 7th Ward to the Backstreet Cultural Museum (1116 Henriette Delille St.;, where Francis documents and collects artifacts relating to New Orleans African-American parading traditions, including Mardi Gras Indians, social aid and pleasure clubs, baby dolls and skull and bones gangs. The event takes place on St. Joseph’s Night, when Indians parade in their neighborhoods. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Backstreet Cultural Museum. The parade begins at 4 p.m. March 19 at 1400 Annette St.





(reg. $173)

includes comprehensive exam (#0150), x-rays (#274), cleaning (#1110) or panorex (#330)



8025 Maple St. @ Carrollton 861-9044

ly-friendly science fair includes hands-on activities and science goodie bags. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Madisonville Art Market. Madisonville Art Market, Tchefuncte River at Water Street, Madisonville, (985) 871-4918; www. — The monthly market features works by local artists including paintings, photography, jewelry, wood carving, sculpture, stained glass and more. 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. — There’s live music, entertainment, art and home furnishings crafted from reclaimed materials. Visit for details. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 561-1234; com — United Negro College Fund’s gala features a performance by the O’Jays. Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosts and journalist Tamron Hall emcees. Visit nolamaskedball for details. Tickets start at $600. 7 p.m.

SUNDAY 18 Chef Soiree. Covington Trailhead, 419 N. Hampshire St., Covington — More than

60 vendors offer food and drinks at the outdoor party, which benefits Youth Service Bureau. Visit for details. Free admission. 5 p.m. Dinner on the Farm. Grow Dat Youth Farm, New Orleans City Park, 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, (504) 377-8395; www. — Notable local chefs prepare a three-course, family-style dinner at the farm. There’s also a farm tour. Tickets $125. 5 p.m.

MONDAY 19 St. Joseph’s Altar. St. Francis Villa Assisted Living, 10411 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 738-1060; — Residents of the assisted living facility bake bread and cookies to accompany this altar display. The blessing is at 10 a.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WORDS Alon Shaya. Compere Lapin, 535 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 599-2119; — The chef appears at a book release party for Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel. 5 p.m. Tuesday. Deborah Burst. Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave., Algiers, (504) 322-7479; www. — The author


FILM OPENING THIS WEEKEND I Can Only Imagine (PG) — Based on the true story behind an apparently popular Christian rock song. Elmwood, West Bank, Slidell, Regal Love, Simon (PG-13) — A closeted high school boy must navigate coming out — and his secret internet admirer. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Slidell, Regal Tomb Raider (PG-13) — Alicia Vikander steps into Lara Croft’s boots. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Cinebarre

NOW SHOWING Annihilation (R) — Alex Garland (Ex Machina) adapts Jeff VanderMeer’s trippy-sinister Southern Reach trilogy. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Slidell Black Panther (PG-13) — Chadwick Boseman (James Brown and Thurgood Marshall, in other recent 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. Elmwood Death Wish (R) — Eli Roth remakes the 1974 film about a surgeon aspiring to vigilantism; Bruce Willis stars. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Cinebarre Every Day (PG-13) — A teen loves “A,” an amorphous creature who occupies a different body every day. Slidell, Regal A Fantastic Woman (R) — In this Spanish-language film, a transgender singer faces discrimination after her older boyfriend’s death. Broad, Cinebarre Fifty Shades Freed (R) — The suburban

mom’s entree to BDSM concludes with the third Fifty Shades movie. Elmwood, West Bank, Slidell Game Night (R) — Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams are a couple attending a murder mystery night with a potentially dark twist. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Cinebarre The Greatest Showman (PG) — The musical is about the life of circus magnate P.T. Barnum and the creation of show business. Elmwood, Regal Gringo (R) — An American gets in over his head on a business trip to Mexico. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Cinebarre The Hurricane Heist (PG-13) — Criminals try to score $600 million from a U.S. Treasury building during a hurricane. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal Hurricane on the Bayou — Director Greg MacGillivray explores Hurricane Katrina and Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands. Entergy Giant Screen Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) — In another addition to the pantheon of recent ’90s reboots, Jumanji becomes a video game. Elmwood, West Bank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal Peter Rabbit (PG) — The bunny movie is a “contemporary comedy with attitude,” according to press materials. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal Red Sparrow (R) — Ex-ballerina Domenika (Jennifer Lawrence) goes to spy school; intrigue ensues. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Broad, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Cinebarre 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, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Cinebarre The Strangers: Prey at Night (R) — Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) is in this horror movie set in a trailer park. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal Thoroughbreds (R) — Indiewire’s admittedly compelling description: “American Psycho meets Heathers.” Elmwood, Cinebarre Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (R) — A woman uses unconventional tactics to draw attention to her daughter’s unsolved murder. Elmwood Wild Ocean 3-D — The ecology documentary explores marine life off the South African coast. Entergy Giant Screen A Wrinkle in Time (PG) — Middle-schooler Meg travels via tesseract; Oprah, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon are her spirit guides. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Broad, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Prytania, Regal, Cinebarre

SPECIAL SCREENINGS 20 Feet from Stardom — The documentary explores the world of backup singers. A discussion follows. 6 p.m. Monday. Ashe Power House (1731 Baronne St.) The Adjuster — Atom Egoyan’s film is about the strange work of an insurance adjuster and film censor, who are married. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burgundy Picture House PAGE 66

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8

discusses The Magical World of Trees: They Love, Nurture and Communicate. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Larry L. Massey. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; — The author discusses The Saga of Kinnie Wagner: The South’s Most Notorious Gunman. 7 p.m. Thursday. One Book One New Orleans Kick-Off Party. Southern Food & Beverage Foundation, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405; — At the party celebrating the literacy organization’s annual events series, New Orleans: A Food Biography author Elizabeth M. Williams speaks and there’s free food. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rebecca Solnit. Tulane University, Lavin-Bernick University Center, McAlister Drive, (504) 247-1507 — The essayist (Men Explain Things to Me) appears at a book talk. 7 p.m. Monday. Yuri Herrera. Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Newcomb Place, (504) 314-2406; www. — The author is in conversation with museum director Monica Ramirez-Montegut. The discussion is in Spanish. 6 p.m. Wednesday.


G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8



The Cured (R) — When a zombie epidemic is cured, the former shufflers are shunned. 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Zeitgeist Inherit the Wind — Bertram Cates (Dick York) stands trial for teaching evolution in a 1920s classroom. 10 a.m. Sunday. Prytania M*A*S*H (PG) — Army surgeons kill time as the Korean war rages. 10 a.m. Wednesday. Prytania The Metropolitan Opera: Semiramide — The Rossini opera is based on a Voltaire tragedy. 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Elmwood, Cinebarre The Quiet Man — A boxer (John Wayne) returns to his Irish hometown and falls in love. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Slidell Race — Jesse Owens is a breakout track star in this Canadian film. 6 p.m. Friday. St. Roch Park The Riot and the Dance — This film puts a faith-based spin (think “God’s design”) on nature documentaries. 7 p.m. Monday. Elmwood, West Bank, Slidell, Regal, Cinebarre The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) — An engaged couple forgets to leave a trail of breadcrumbs when they find a castle in the woods. Midnight Friday-Saturday. Prytania Sunset Boulevard — A fading silent film star hires a screenwriter to launch her comeback. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Slidell Vertigo — The noir spiraling around a detective’s fear of heights is said to be one of Hitchcock’s best. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Elmwood, West Bank, Cinebarre The Young Karl Marx — The Raoul Peck drama is about the young lives of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Zeitgeist

STAGE ON STAGE Always ... Patsy Cline. National World War II Museum, BB’s Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; www. — The musical is a tribute to Patsy Cline and features many of her hits. Tickets $24.99-$64.99. 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday. Annie. Nunez Community College, 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette — The Company presents the musical inspired by Little Orphan Annie comics. Visit for details. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Bad Girls of Burlesque. House of Blues, The Parish, 225 Decatur St., (504) 3104999; — Burlesque dancers perform in the variety show. Tickets start at $21. 10 p.m. Saturday. Bella Blue’s Dirty Dime Peepshow. The AllWays Lounge & Theater, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; — Bella Blue produces the burlesque and variety show; Ben Wisdom hosts. Tickets $15. 11 p.m. Saturday. The Best of Sinatra. National World War II Museum, BB’s Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; www. — Spencer Racca portrays Frank Sinatra in this cabaret. Tickets $39.99. 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Bill Murray, Jan Voegler & Friends. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., (504) 525-1052; www.mahaliajacksontheater.

com — The actor and the cellist perform in a show inspired by American values in literature and music. Tickets start at $45. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Check Please. Tony Mandina’s Restaurant, 1915 Pratt St., Gretna, (504) 362-2010; — New Orleans Theater Factory presents the immersive dinner theater and comedy performance. Visit for details. Tickets $15-$46. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The Dumb Waiter. Fortress of Lushington, 2215 Burgundy St. — Radical Buffoon(s) presents Harold Pinter’s one-act play about two hit men awaiting instructions. Visit www.radicalbuffoons. com for details. Tickets $15-$20. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The Eviller Twin. Valiant Theatre & Lounge, 6621 St. Claude Ave., Arabi, (504) 298-8676; — Great Beast Theater presents the dark comedy about identical twins. Tickets $12-$15. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Jock Strap Cabaret. The AllWays Lounge & Theater, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; — Neon Burgundy hosts the drag and variety show featuring a “lube wrestling” contest. Tickets $10. 11 p.m. Friday. Make Up. The AllWays Lounge & Theater, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; — The show mixes drag performances with improv comedy. 8 p.m. Monday. The Marvelous Wonderettes. Westwego Performing Arts Theatre, 177 Sala Avenue, Westwego, (504) 885-2000; www.jpas. org — In this production, singers portray 1950s high school girls, who sing pop hits from the era. Tickets $20-$55. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The Phantom of the Opera. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., (504) 287-0351; — Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is about a mysterious figure who seems to haunt an opera house. Tickets start at $35. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Steel Magnolias. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; — Ricky Graham directs the show about female friendship set in smalltown Louisiana. Tickets $41.50-$45.90. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Stoked. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 901 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www.thehowlinwolf. com — Mary-Devon Dupuy and Lane Lonion host the stand-up comedy show. 9 p.m. Saturday. A Streetcar Named Desire. Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., (504) 522-2081; — Beth Bartley, Curtis Billings and Elizabeth McCoy star in Tennessee Williams’ New Orleans-set play. Tickets $15-$50. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Monday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Varla Jean, Deven Green, New Orleans. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 940-1130; www.cafeistanbulnola. com — Drag artist Varla Jean Merman and the musical comic perform. Tickets $25. 8 p.m. Friday. PAGE 69

67 G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8

800 Metairie Rd. • Next to Langenstein’s • 504-301-1726



2-3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment within walking distance to restaurants and shops on Harrison Ave. Parking for 2 vehicles. $2650 a month. For appt. call 504.450.2344

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8














Tickets can be purchased at, all Ticketmaster Outlets, the Smoothie King Center Box Office, select Wal-Mart locations or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. | |



REVIEW Books Transposed and Crow Valley BY D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

*** WE’VE MOVED! *** 4119 Magazine St. • 504-891-7 443 BUFFALOEXCHANGE.COM •

TONY DAGRADI IS WIDELY KNOWN for his silken modern jazz saxophone playing, a lyricism that reveals his mastery of an instrument with endless potentially rough edges. Less known are his sculptural collages. Featuring whimsical juxtapositions of images that read like improvisational visual riffs, they explore the unexpected relationships between moments in visual time in much the same way jazz musicians explore serendipitous resonances between familiar notes and melodies to create new experiences for the listener. In these works, Dagradi digs deeply, and quite literally, into old books, reworking their visual contents to reveal the secret worlds they contain. Ships and Snakes (pictured) is a rhapsodic take on the old European “wanderlust” sensibility, a quest for wonder through exploring the exotica of foreign lands, here depicted via engravings of dinosaur skeletons and Egyptian pyramids, photographs of formidable snakes and flinty explorers, vast oceangoing ships and colorful foreigners. The scene reflects the old European idea of the world as a frontier to be “civilized” by “advanced” Western peoples — a view that now seems quaint. Induction Motors is a maze of engravings of coils, armatures and archaic mechanisms from the early years of electrification. Looking lost among them is a solitary female figure dutifully tending to a mysteriously imposing mechanical contraption. Her presence is prescient: Then, as now, it is obvious the machines are really in charge. Gina Phillips is known for folksy visions of rural scenes rendered in thread on fabric. During a recent residency in France, where she was inspired by modern masters, she returned to pigments and canvas in a series of works painted there. She noticed unexpected parallels with the landscape of her native Kentucky, which resulted in this time and space transcending Crow Valley show, exploring the common threads of nature and the human spirit woven through both places. These gorgeous, often understated works suggest how much seemingly different people and places have in common if we take a moment to look with open eyes and minds. Through March 30. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St., (504) 522-5471;

The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical. Delgado Community College, Tim Baker Theater, 615 City Park Ave. — See ’Em on Stage and the Delgado Community College Theatre Department present the musical, which resets The Wizard of Oz within modern black culture. Tickets $15$28. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.

DANCE A Goddessey. Art Klub, 1941 Arts St., (504) 943-6565; — Brooklyn acrobatic dance troupe LAVA presents the feminism-inspired performance. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The Poetry of Steps. Art Klub, 1941 Arts St., (504) 943-6565; — Dutch tap artist Marjie Nie creates the interdisciplinary dance and music performance. There’s also a screening of the documentary One Million Steps. Tickets $20, students and artists $15. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

ART HAPPENINGS Art in Bloom. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504)

658-4100; — Lectures, a luncheon and a fashion show are part of the exhibition, which pairs floral arrangements with the museum’s collection. Thursday-Sunday. Exhibition Tour. Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Newcomb Place, (504) 314-2406; www. — Museum staff lead a guided tour of “Clay in Transit: Contemporary Mexican Ceramics” and “Clay in Place: Works from the Permanent Collection.” Noon Thursday. Let’s Talk Fashion. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — The talk features fashion Week Director Tracee Dundas and others discussing “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes.” 3 p.m. Sunday. Low Road Art Walk. Royal Street — Galleries in the 700 to 1100 blocks of Royal Street stay open late. 6 p.m. Thursday.

OPENING La GUILD. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 592-7633; www. — Crafts by local artists celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, St. Joseph’s Day and Super Sunday; opening reception 5 p.m. Thursday.


BUY & T R A DE at

G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8




G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


John Schaff ERA Powered, Independently Owned & Operated

Your Guide to New Orleans Homes & Condos

1638 Dufossat St. #1638 • $399,000

Off street parking and a private courtyard for enjoying beautiful evenings under the oaks! This grand, Greek revival is just one block from St. Charles Avenue. At 1300 square feet, it’s an oversized one bedroom condo that boasts beautiful wood floors throughout, lovely medallions and fire place mantels. Step back in time and enjoy a beverage on the spacious front porch… Uptown charm overload! A must see! G







1129 ST. PHILIP ST. $1,925,000

The Jazz Quarters hotel is just steps from the French Quarter and Armstrong Park in the Historic Treme. This unique property consists of eight beautifully restored cottages surrounded by parking for 15+ cars, intimate courtyards, and lush grounds hidden behind high walls and an iron gate. Currently configured with ten guest rooms and an innkeepers suite with the potential to add more. Sale includes hotel license, business name and website.

3721 St. Charles Ave. #B 3BR/4 BA • $939,000

Wonderful townhome, on the parade route! These don’t come up often! Don’t miss out! Over 2400 square feet of living area and a garage, with room for an elevator. This townhome is so well done, with beautiful crown moldings, fantastic living spaces and gourmet kitchen, complete with the finest of appliances and finishes. Too many amenities to list! This, second home has been cared for impeccably and is an entertainer’s delight, with a wonderful balcony on St. Charles!


2833 ST. CHARLES AVE #11 2BR/2BA $335,000

Location, location! Wonderful 2BR on parade route! Beautifully renov’d two yrs ago. New wd flrs throughout, new kit w/marble & stainless steel. Stackable W/D in unit and new central Air/Heat. Lg inground pool, fitness room, secure off-st pkg.


44 45 46 48 49 50 51


718 ALINE ST. 3BR/2BA • $435,000 E





Adorable 6-yr-old UPT cottage w/ ideal flr plan, 10’ ceils & reclaimed pine firs. Energy efficient. Hard wired sec. sys, tankless water htr, stainless appl’s. Pretty yd w/deck.

Edited by Stanley Newman (

Ballet garb Producers of mdse. Admit all, with “up” Go quickly Chimney coating Did nothing Browses (through) “Man of a Thousand Voices” Portray Big beverage brewers Amount owed Have to get __ pro quo Moral wrong Deal or No Deal host



UPSCALE double with 2 independent bedrooms on each side. 1.5 baths. Real hardwood floors, high ceilings. Open floor plan. Live in a high quality, tastefully done, maintenance free home, while tenant helps pay your mortgage. All appliances including washer and dryer on both sides. Front porch & private backyard for each unit. Centrally located with easy access to the French Quarter, CBD, I-10 and City Park. $399,000

2BR / 2BA • $529,000

SOMEWHERE UP THERE: 101 Across all by S.N. 31 32 33 34 35 36 39 42

Newly Built Double • 2058 sq. ft.



Beautiful CBD condo w/ wonderful open floor plan. 12ft ceil’s and brick exposed walls make it a unique and stunning! Fantastic walk-in closet and beautiful marble bathrooms. Granite counters, stainless appliances and beautiful cherry wood flrs. Secured, garage, parking in the building.

THE NEWSDAY CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Alpo alternative 5 Folded Tex-Mex food 9 Fend off 14 Ruler of Kuwait 18 Webster of dictionaries 19 Old-timey oath 20 Writer Zola 21 Port St. __, FL 23 Juno actress 25 “King of Comedy” director 27 Bring back 28 Skeins of yarn 29 “I’m at a loss” 30 51 Down, often

1819-21 LAHARPE ST.


More than just a Realtor! (c) 504.343.6683 (o) 504.895.4663

55 Handed down a decision 56 British afternoon breaks 58 Verbally 59 Without much gusto 60 Browses (through) 61 Leisurely jogs 62 Standard speaking 63 Communal 65 Is diminished 66 Expressed amusement 69 Excite or irritate 70 La La Land lead 72 Strong cleaner 73 “Magnum” work 74 Decide to contribute


(504) 895-4663 Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

75 Narrated 76 Call on a course 77 Longtime name in the news 78 Walt Disney Concert Hall architect 82 Sang like a raven 83 Large quantity 84 Wrestling venue 85 Domain 86 Crude cartel 88 Moistens 89 Not to be trusted 90 Gallo Winery city 94 Recent delivery 97 Ends one’s march 98 Flag on a coat 99 Longtime 60 Minutes reporter 101 The nine theme celebrities, by birth 102 Biblical song 103 “Take it!” 104 Ado 105 For the taking 106 Army copter 107 GPA booster 108 Admin. __ 109 Lab procedure DOWN 1 Not moving 2 “You’ve got mail” hearer 3 Island near Sicily 4 Western stock characters 5 Western stock structures 6 Tequila sources 7 Pet store purchase 8 Wordsworth work 9 Defeated champ’s demand 10 Mayor of Chicago 11 Gathers, as grapes 12 Fraternal group 13 French article 14 What Mexicans call the US 15 Tax-exempt bonds 16 On the rocks 17 Solemn ritual 22 Cockpit announcement 24 Deck quartet 26 Wrap up 28 McCarthy-era hearings grp. 31 Over-heard

CREATORS SYNDICATE © 2018 STANLEY NEWMAN Reach Stan Newman at P.O. Box 69, Massapequa Park, NY 11762 or

32 Inn near an interstate 35 Spirited mount 36 Humboldt’s Gift novelist 37 Disney mermaid 38 Big seller in bear markets 39 Strong craving 40 Niagara River source 41 Oscar actress at 11 (1994) 42 Slugger’s pride 43 River through Hyderabad 46 Rotunda-topped 47 Wool coat owners 49 Quixotic pursuit 51 Newcomer on the payroll 52 County north of San Francisco 53 With the group 54 Inaccurate 55 Corporate makeover 57 Donut shape 59 Fern leaf 61 Express gratitude to 62 Rodent in the news last month 63 Part of a pitcher


64 65 66 67 68 70 71 74 76 78 79 80 81 82 86 87 88 89 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98

Nile wader Evening up Be a bit much Literary governess Proof of ownership Some racehorses Get sidetracked Suitable for sanding Updating of decor Foe/pal Museum section Red Sea nation Isn’t definitive Signed away People of Muscat Warhol works Pixar title robot Hotel room fixtures Scanty Pitchfork parts Initial stage Little prankster Quick bite Title for Merkel LOL equivalent Back muscles, for short 100 Canonized Fr. woman 101 Civil War letters

By Creators Syndicate


ONLINE ONLY AUCTION MONDAY, APRIL 9 - TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 Bidding Begins April 9th at 8:00 AM CT Bidding Concludes April 10th between 12:00 noon & 5:25 PM CT




PERMANENT EXHIBIT @T H E A M E R I C A N I TA L I A N C U LT U R A L C E N T E R 537 South Peters St. 70130

Author of New Orleans & her JAZZ FUNERAL MARCHING BANDS and SAVE OUR WETLANDS • LUKE FONTANA’S Historic JAZZ PHOTOGRAPHY • World Heritage site of DOLOMITI mountains Northern Italia • Original Abstracts LUKE LUCA LEO FONTANA 1 OF A KIND CLOTHING design •

1% Broker Co-op. Properties are being sold on an “As is, Where is” basis. Paul A. Lynn, CCIM Broker #76068-ACT; Steven Mathis, LA Auctioneer 1834.

French Quarter Realty

1041 Esplanade MON-FRI 8:30-5

949-5400 FOR RENT

528 St. Louis #2 1/1 Pvt street balc, exc loc, hdwd flrs, w/d in unit .................................................................. $1850 937 Gov Nicholls #7 1/1.5 open concept kit/liv, upstairs suite w/updtd bath, common ctyd .......................... $1700 2424 Royal 1/1 shotgun style ½ of double, ctyd, wd flrs, priv w/d, great location ....................................................... $1550 224 Chartres 4 units avail, 1-3 beds, reno’d, elevator access, ctyd, great loc starting at .......................... $2750 231 Burgundy #31/1 negotiable rate depending on whether utilities paid by owner or tenant ............. $1300-1500

3023 Iberville 3/2 Updt’d, driveway, wd flrs, granite ctrs, sec sys, central location ..................................... $285,000 224 Chartres 4 units avail, 1-3 beds, reno’d, elevator access, ctyd, great loc starting at ................... $649,000 3625 St. Charles #4D 2/2 Private beds, pkng, balc. Reno’d bath &kit. Perfect for Mardi Gras ..................... $299,000 5029 Bissonet 4/3.5 recently updt’d, poss 5th bed, outside entertainment spc, garage and huge yard ........ $549,000 231 Burgundy #3 1/1 fully furnished, recently reno’d, shared courtyard and 2nd flr balc .................... $269,000 2220 Freret 3/2 large fenced in yard, loc in Flood Zone X, conveniently located .......................................... $168,000 620 Decatur #I 2/2 Hdwd Flrs, High Ceils., Reno’d Baths/ Kit, w/d in unit, amazing views .......................... $785,000

DORIAN M. BENNETT, INC. 504-920-7541 2340 Dauphine Street (504) 944-3605


233 S. Jeff Davis - 2bd/2ba ............... $1750 2354 Constance - 3bd/2ba ................ $2400 1204 Ursulines - 1bd/1ba .................. $1450 921 Race #C - 3bd/2ba ...................... $3750 1140 Decatur #4 - 2bd/2.5ba .......... $4100 315 Decatur #1 - 3bd/2.5ba ............. $8000 315 Decatur #4 - 1bd/1ba .................. $1600


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


1 Bd Rm + Living Rm / Kitchen Combo. Mini blinds, shower only, READY! Walking distance to Canal St. & Bayou St. John. $775 / Call: 504-583-5969


Completely renov, 1/2 dbl w/ 1BR, 1BA, hdwd flrs, washer/dryer, refrigerator, stove, ceil fans, water pd. $900/mo+dep. Call 504-899-5544.


Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry/3 mo. min. Avail Now. Call 504-442-0573 or 985-871-4324.

Do you feel passionately about making the world a kinder place?

Would you like to work with people from all walks of life?

We are seeking volunteers at Canon Hospice to donate their time towards helping patients and families who are dealing with end-of-life issues. Ways to Volunteer: • Talk, listen, pray with, read to, or sit with patients • Support bereaved family members in their healing • Assist with clerical work, data entry, and mailings • Help with events like bingo nights, “Celebrations of Life,” and fundraisers • Use individual skills, creativity, and life experience to help in your own unique way

We are an extremely flexible and supportive environment, and are looking forward to hearing from you at 504-818-2723

GORDON BIERSCH Is seeking Professional and Experienced Cooks, Servers and Hosts to join our fast paced, high volume team.

Please apply online at: On spot Interviews Mon-Fri. 1:30 - 3:30

1205 ST CHARLES/$1095 One BR apt., unfurn, 700 sqft., gated entry, secure off-st-pkg, 24-hr staff, updated appliances, granite countertops, double closets, pantry/ storage, streetcar line, sky lights, large community courtyd, pool. Cats allowed. No dogs. 6 mo. min lease, $1250/mo. Water included. Call 504-638-8114.


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


Have you been looking for a way to give back to your community?

FARM LABOR Temporary Farm Labor: Flag Ranch, Goldsmith, TX, has 2 positions, 3 mo. exp. vaccinating, ear tagging, supplementing livestock, calving, weaning, sorting, loading, feeding & watering calves, repair & construct fences, corrals, feed bunks & water structures, clear brush; 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 4/08/18 – 12/31/18. Review ETA790 requirements and apply with JO# TX8605196 at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-342-2917.


FOR SALE 1016-18 St Ann 4/4 live in one side and have a renter help pay your mortgage, or make this a single family. Remodeled w/modern amenities, courtyard ................ $1,200,000


LUKE FONTANA New Orleans Photographer/ Producer/ Abstract Artist/ Grant Recipient/ National Endowment of the Arts/ City of New Orleans/ Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Anderson Minor, accompanied by Booker T. Glass New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

71 G A M B I T > B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S . C O M > M A R C H 1 3 - 1 9 > 2 0 1 8


Gambit New Orleans, March 13, 2018  
Gambit New Orleans, March 13, 2018  

New Orleans news and entertainment