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“After consulting with my family, friends and closest advisers, I have decided to accept the invitation to join the Republican Party. I do so after considerable thought and reflection, and hopefully with as little fanfare as possible. I understand that many are watching and interested in the dynamics of this change and will speculate upon it for some time. The truth is that this change of party is in line with thousands of everyday people who simply feel more comfortable with most of what the Republican Party represents locally and nationally.” — Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell on Feb. 2, confirming the party switch Gambit’s Jeremy Alford originally reported Jan. 26. Caldwell’s flip to the GOP means Louisiana no longer has any elected statewide Democratic officials in Baton Rouge, a situation Gambit outlined in last week’s cover story, “Pin the Fail on the Donkey.”

ComicKaze STORMTROOPERS, GHOSTBUSTERS, GRAPHIC NOVELISTS, BILLY DEE WILLIAMS: A WEEKEND AT THE WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON. BY ALE X WOODWARD

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A SERIES OF DRAPES CREATED A SYMBOLIC DIVIDE BEtween two parties: on one side, costuming groups dedicated to Star Wars, and on the other, Star Trek. Behind the Baton Rouge’s USS Corsair NCC-26556 (the local chapter of the Star Trek fan club STARFLEET International) are the Star Wars cults of costuming:

“Buddy Caldwell was elected Attorney General with strong backing from Democratic supporters, including many AfricanAmerican voters. It is disappointing to see him turn away from this support. I am confident the Democratic Party will field a strong candidate for this position when it comes up for election in the fall.” — Sen. Mary Landrieu, now the last statewide elected Democrat. “A career politician can change the letter after his name, but a leopard can’t change its spots. Buddy Caldwell is a Democrat at heart and the voters of Louisiana are smart enough to know an opportunist when they see one.” — Kevin Franck, communications director for the Louisiana Democratic Party. the Mississippi-based Wizard World Comic Con Mandalorians and the attendees got a chance to good guys in the Rebel play dress up Jan. 29-30. Legion, to the national Wizard president Gareb Star Wars costuming Shamus says the convengroup the 501st Legion tion will return in 2012. and its Louisiana chapter Bast Alpha Garrison, its logo a stormtrooper riding an alligator. These groups and others lend their costumed presence to events to raise money for different charities each month. The Rebel Legion supports the Makea-Wish Foundation, Toys for Tots and a dozen other charities. One squad offers a “Shoot the Trooper” booth: donate a few bucks to shoot a Nerf gun at a stormtrooper, with proceeds benefiting Dylan Tujague, a 10-year-old Kenner boy born with a craniofacial disorder.

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received the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters award last month at a ceremony at New York’s Lincoln Center. The NEA remarked that patriarch Ellis Marsalis and his sons Branford, Delfeayo, Jason and Wynton have “made significant contributions to the preservation of jazz, the furthering of the art form and the education of students of the music.”

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was named one of the 20 most popular national universities in U.S. News & World Report. The ranking is based on the highest percentage of accepted students; according to 2009 figures, the university enrolled 1,259 first-year students from the 2,130 that were accepted. Topping the list is Provo, Utah’s Brigham Young University, with 5,421 students enrolled of the 7,049 accepted.

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missed the mark when the paper responded to a Levees.org petition requesting a correction to a December 2010 story, which had ascribed the 2005 floods to “Hurricane Katrina” and not the federal levee failures. Senior editor Don Hecker wrote that the error was cited “out of context.” Those are the sort of weasel words a newspaper is supposed to debunk, not use to defend its own mistakes.

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unchtime at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center: Boba Fett is on his smoke break, Princess Leia (in Jabba the Hutt-mandated bikini) is eating french fries, and the Ghostbusters are brown-bagging it. Behind me, a group of burly knights is beating one another with heavy foam axes. Off the main floor of the Wizard World Comic Con (held Jan. 29-30), the traveling road show for comic book fans and pop culture addicts, worlds both real and fantasy meet. Anime characters and furries order fried chicken and Coke from bored, bemused vendors and then plunge back into aisles of bright colors, costumes, and general fandamonium for the obscure. At pop culture’s Ground Zero, I am reminded that, yes, even Jedi need to eat. Wizard Entertainment, which published the comics and nerd industry bible Wizard and its sister magazine Toyfare, announced it was shutting down its publications and taking its show on the road the same week Wizard World made its debut as an all-encompassing pop culture circus on wheels. First stop: New Orleans. Wizard president Gareb Shamus says more than 10,000 people attended the New Orleans pit stop — and he already has dates set for next year: Jan. 28-29, 2012. “When we decide to do an event in a market,” he says, “it’s our intent to be there forever.”

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    Ben  Langlinais  with  the  Louisiana  Ghostbusters  directs  visitors  to  his  booth,  where  fellow  Ghostbusters  —  donning  the  brown  or  gray  jumpsuits  inspired  by  the  films  —  hand  out  flyers  to  a  film  screening  benefiting  the  Animal Protection and Welfare  Society.     And for $20, you can sit in the Back to the Future time-traveling DeLorean  DMC-12  to  benefit  Michael  J.  Fox’s  Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.     Costumed  characters,  toys  and  collector’s  items  fill  up  the  scene,  but  comics  —  vintage,  rare,  new,  forgotten  and  loved  —  are  the  main  attractions.  The  Anne  Rice’s  Vampire  Lestat  Fan Club table is adjacent to one vendor’s  complete  set  of  the  rare  comic  The Mummy or Ramses the Damned  (based  on  the  novel  by  Anne  Rice).  Some  attendees  are  carting  around  suitcases  to  haul  their  keep.  Vendors  offer  $1  deals,  or  three-for-$10  deals  (which  by  late  Sunday  had  become  five-for-$10).     In Artists Alley, fans could meet the  artists and creators behind their favorite  heroes  and  villains,  or  meet  new  talent, like Kody Chamberlain and Rob  Guillory,  two  Louisiana-based  rising  stars in the comics world with Sweets  and Chew, respectively (see “Meet the  Panelists,” cover story, Dec. 7, 2010).     On  this  trip,  they  aren’t  pushing  their  books  on  new  fans;  their  fans  are  coming  to  them.  (Panels  from  their  comics  graced  the  cover  of  the   Con’s programs.)     “Typically, I’m trying to sell comics at  shows, but Sweets has been so popular,  people  are  coming  up  with  more  and  more  books  that  they  bought  at  their  shops and traveling to the shows with  their books to get signed,” Chamberlain  says.  “That  means  the  book’s  doing  well, and people like it enough to come  meet the artist and get it signed.”     Shamus  says  the  Comic  Con  serves  as a “venue for (comic artists) to meet  the fans in their backyard.”   “I’m  kind  of  surprised  there  are  so  many  fans  here,”  says  Guillory,  who  was  interrupted  by  a  fan  wearing  a  Chew  T-shirt.  (“I  believe  this  is  yours,”  said the fan, beaming.)     “I  really  didn’t  have  a  whole  lot  in  the way of expectations,” Guillory says.  “I’m from Louisiana, I’ve lived here my  entire life. We haven’t had a real major  comic  convention  in  Louisiana  since  the  ’90s.  I’ve  done  as  well  here  in  a  day  as  I  would’ve  done  in  San  Diego,”  he adds, referring to that city’s granddaddy of all comic conventions, ComicCon International.

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ner at Williams’ home. That conversation turned to getting the role of the traitorturned-hero — for which he apparently still gets hassled. “When I was picking up my daughter from school,” he says, “I’d find myself in the middle of the schoolyard trying to justify Lando’s actions to all of these little kids,” Williams says. TV Batman star Adam West opens the Dynamic Duo’s Q&A on a solemn note, saying, “Burt (Ward) and I were talking, how much we admire your spirit … persistence and courage to come back after that terrible water came in and inundated so many of you. You’ve been wonderful and it’s good to be back here in New Orleans. The courage of you people. Thank you very much.” He then deflects a fan asking what he thinks about the other Batmen. “There are no other ones,” West says. Ward, Robin to West’s Batman, defends their show’s lighter take on the Dark Knight. “We really liked doing stuff for the whole family as opposed to a segment of the population (which) seems to like a lot of violence,” he says. Meanwhile, members of the Steampunk Americans, a new New Orleans-based group celebrating the 19th-century tech and fashion found in H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, showcase their custom Victorian-meets-Super Soaker weaponry, and members of the Castaways Open Theater Troupe indulge in pirate- and medieval-fantasy role-playing. Fans descend to the show floor after each panel and vie for a spot in line to get an autograph or photo with the stars — and that’s where the fantasies take a detour. Photo ops and autographs with Williams, Ghostbusters star Ernie Hudson, Star Trek’s Walter Koenig and dozens of other celebrities all come at a price. An autographed glossy of Williams shilling Colt 45 malt liquor: $60. A photo with Hudson taken with your own camera: $20. Assistants to the stars shield any incoming cell phone snaps from outside the line. But prices (and shields) didn’t deter fans. Lines formed around the show floor, waiting to meet the sources of fan worship. Buffy and Dexter actress Julie Benz asked one fan if he had a girlfriend. He blushed and said yes. In Artists Alley, comic artists took special requests: “$5 and I’ll draw anything,” read one sign. Many of them, Shamus says, signed up to return next year, including Guillory and Chamberlain. “I come to New Orleans pretty regularly anyway,” Chamberlain says. “To have a nice large Con here is going to be fantastic, to come back and forth every year.”

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do with social justice. Through a translator,  a  Hispanic  man  brought  up  something he said many undocumented immigrants fear when reporting a crime: that  the NOPD might call in the feds. “It is not  the  policy  of  the  Police  Department  to  ask  immigration  status,”  Serpas  replied  briskly. “Whether someone is documented  or  undocumented  is  of  no  interest  to  local  police.”  He  added  that  immigration  enforcement  is  a  federal  responsibility,  but noted, “The federal government can’t  get its act together.”     As  for  a  long-term  solution  to  New  Orleans’  crime  problem,  Serpas  repeated  his belief that cops can’t stanch the crime  rate  by  increasing  the  number  of  arrests  and incarcerations, though “it might slow  it,”  he  said.  “But  education  and  a  good  economy eliminates crime. That’s a stone  fact.” — Allman 

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aitian-born music educator Jean Montès was conducting an orchestra rehearsal in New Orleans on Jan. 12, 2010 when he received a text message saying a 7.0 magnitude earthquake had hit his homeland. It was two days before he learned his parents, who live in Port-au-Prince, were alive. “It was my mom’s birthday that day; that’s what saved them,” says Montès, director of orchestral studies at Loyola University and music director of the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras (GNOYO). “Usually they would have been working. That day [my father] was supposed to take her out for ice cream. She showed up early (at the school where he works). They had just walked out of the building when it happened. The place he had been sitting was all collapsed. “As he was leaving, there were kids calling his name, and then they were under the rubble.” Falling debris hit his mother in the head, requiring several stitches, and his father had scrapes and bruises, but otherwise they were OK. The earthquake left unimaginable devastation behind:

300,000 dead, approximately the same number injured and more than 1 million people homeless. More than a year later, rebuilding of this perennially impoverished island nation continues to move slowly. But that hasn’t stopped Montès from addressing the crisis with his own hands. Last year, through his Haitian Youth Music Relief program, Montès personally delivered 500 musical instruments to students in Haiti — kids who saw their schools, homes and cities destroyed. For Montès, it was a small contribution, but one he knew he had to make — especially once he saw the destruction of his homeland firsthand. “The reality of the place cannot be explained,” he says. “You see images on TV that are snapshots, but when you drive through, you see house after house after house flattened — and they know there are people under there. They don’t have the means to remove the rubble; there’s just too much. And (people who walk past it every day) have to try to go on and live their life. “The situation is that people have stabilized into finding ways to survive the conditions they’re in. I have friends and colleagues still living in camping tents. There

2 this catholic church, once the largest church in haiti, traditionally played host to visiting dignitaries including presidents, emperors and other luminaries. Photo by wadner Pierre

3 after an impromptu tryout, a young boy receives a small cello donated from wisconsin. “this kid reminds me of myself. i played the cello and i went to that school. it was the uniform i wore,” Montès says. Photo by wadner Pierre

4 an aerial view of the Portau-Prince area near the location where the loyola contingent was staying shows blue tarps providing shelter, reminiscent of the blue tarps used to cover roofs in new orleans after hurricane Katrina. Photo by wadner Pierre

5 Jean Montès with his parents, the rev. gesner Montès and Juliette Montès. Photo by wadner Pierre

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is no FEMA. There is work for a lifetime down there. The task is so humongous, people freeze. But if everyone tries, it’s going to make a big difference.” MonTès grEw up in HAiTi, And His inTErest in music started early. His father, an Episcopal priest, was known to have the best choir in the diocese, and Montès’ community gave him the tools he needed to become a world-class conductor and musician. decades later, working out of his offices at Loyola university and the gnoYo, Montès is leveraging his stateside success to give back something meaningful. His Haitian Youth Music relief program is grounded in the cultural and spiritual connections that have existed for centuries between Haiti and new orleans, and it mirrors his work as artistic director of the gnoYo. in his day job he serves as director of orchestral studies and coordinator of strings at Loyola, where he conducts three student orchestras. it was at Loyola that the idea for Haitian Youth Music relief arose spontaneously on the evening following last year’s earthquake. Montès had gathered his many Haitian students for

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mutual support, and to give them a chance to reflect on what happened. They spoke of the voices that were undoubtedly lost and resolved to do something to celebrate them. “in terms of relief, there’s what we think of as the primary needs — health, shelter, food,” Montès says. “But what happens next? what makes us feel human again when we’ve lost everything? it’s usually things like music.” Montès and many of his Haitian students first learned to play at the Holy Trinity Music school in port-au-prince, which was destroyed in the earthquake. “i grew up sharing a school instrument with three to five other students,” he says. “if i was still alive after the earthquake and someone showed up with an instrument and said it was mine, at first i wouldn’t believe it. it would make a huge impact on helping me cope with reality.” Montès started fundraising by sending a single letter to friends describing the need for good, functional instruments, asking recipients to pass around the letter. His idea was to start a grassroots movement and create one-on-one connections between donors and individual music students. The response was

7 World-renowned violinist Midori, named a Messenger of Peace by the United nations in 2007, played a concert with the Gnoyo at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing arts in 2010 as part of her Partners in Performance program. PhoTo coUrTesy GreaTer neW orLeans yoUTh orchesTra

8 Volunteers who traveled to haiti to deliver instruments include (l-r) Wadner Pierre, a haitian who is studying photojournalism at Loyola (and contributed many of the photos used here); Jethro celestin, a bassist and vocalist at Loyola; Godwin Louis, an alto saxophonist and Monk Institute fellow; sam Phillips, a bassist at Loyola; hisham alzoukaimi and Marjorie Garnier, violinists at Loyola; christina dominique-Pierre, a librarian for the Jefferson Parish Public Library; and Jean Montès, founder of haitian youth Music relief. 9 Montès conducts rehearsal with the Loyola chamber orchestra.

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instruments from Montes’ group. “It was total disbelief,” he says. “They didn’t know I was coming. Lots of people showed up with food and shelter, but for those kids, this (playing instruments) was what they did before (the earthquake).”

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immediate — the first donation was a violin from a 10-year-old member of the GNOYO who had suffered losses during Hurricane Katrina — and Montès says he soon received “an avalanche of instruments.” He knew the valuable and fragile collection would require hand delivering. “So many people wanted to go we had to have a selection process,” Montès says. Eight student volunteers got to make the trip in March 2010, and Montès went back by himself in May, hand-delivering a total of 500 instruments last year. Those one-to-one connections were made permanent by the photos and personal letters student musicians sent back to donors. Once in Haiti, Montès tapped into a remarkably efficient network. He first connected with the kids from Holy Trinity, which has an orchestra, but now also works with other schools that have more modest music programs. “I have a list of kids who need instruments from the last trip,” Montès says. “If I landed in Haiti right now, within an hour I’d have 300 to 600 kids coming to me. It’s amazing.” It does, however, take time to match up instruments and kids. To ensure the proper fit, Montès conducts impromptu auditions on the street. “They have to play something for me

right there” to get a desired instrument, he says. The logistics of the relief program can be daunting. Montès made arrangements with a commercial airline to check oversized boxes holding 20 to 30 carefully packed instruments. “My dream would be to find someone who has a plane and was willing to take me and a couple of volunteers down there and drop us. We’d find our own way back,” Montès says. “It’s not complicated or sophisticated. It’s a very humanitarian mission. I’d like to do three trips a year.” Since last year’s relief trips, more than 1,000 additional donated instruments have arrived in New Orleans, plus music books and related items. Montès plans to deliver more instruments to Haiti in March and April.

a baritone. “The French horn is called an ‘endangered’ instrument because it’s very difficult to play. It’s usually just found in a symphony orchestra, so any child who gravitates to that is a unique person.”

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MONTÈS SAYS HE CAN’T HELP BUT SEE HIMSELF IN these kids. He started playing piano at age eight, cello at 10, and by 13 he had joined Haiti’s National Orchestra. “As a youngster I explored the world through my cello. I played music by composers from many different countries. It opened my world, just being on that little island with my instrument.” That cello, however, belonged to the school he attended. The instruments he takes to Haiti are given to individual children. “I grew up in Haiti, and PAGE 36

saint aid T he New Orleans Saints named linebacker Jonathan Vilma its man of the year for 2010, qualifying him for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award. It’s easy to see why: He’s a tough, cerebral player on the field, and off the gridiron, his philanthropic and humanitarian efforts help raise awareness and funds to benefit earthquake-ravaged Haiti. In November, along with other Saints team members, Vilma waited tables at Morton’s The Steakhouse to benefit his Jonathan Vilma

Foundation, which has raised more than $200,000 since its inception in 2010. He founded his namesake charity to help build charter schools in Haiti, where more than 50 schools were destroyed by the quake. Vilma has family ties to the country — his parents emigrated from Haiti as teenagers in the 1970s, and much of his family remains there. Vilma, along with Indianapolis Colts wide receiver (and Haitian) Pierre Garcon, also joined the NFL and the Red Cross to solicit fan donations through public service announcements. Proceeds from Vilma’s “Domeland Defense” shirts also benefited his Haiti efforts. His foundation will send a grant to Haiti relief organizations later this year. For more information or to contribute, visit www.jonathanvilmafoundation.org. — Alex Woodward

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I never had an instrument of my own,” Montès says. “After something so catastrophic happening … it would do a lot of good for them to get an instrument of their own. This is something they did before the earthquake, and it allows them to get back to playing music, doing something normal.” Montès says he now has a number of people working on creating a new music education system in Haiti’s schools as they rebuild, despite limited resources. “It’s not an impossible task,” he says. “You can start with singing and music appreciation. When you’re older, if you show aptitude and interest, you can get selected for an instrument. That’s how I started at Holy Trinity.” In 2007, Montès came to New Orleans to interview for the job at Loyola after an academic career that took him through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Iowa. He had guest-conducted orchestras all over the world but hadn’t previously found his way to New Orleans, despite a keen awareness of the city’s historical ties to Haiti. Like all Haitian kids, he grew up speaking two languages: French and Creole. “When Haitian independence happened, a lot of freed slaves came to New Orleans,” he says. “I now meet people in New Orleans all the time that speak very close to the same Creole I spoke in Haiti, especially the older people. It’s a big connection.” Montès’ personal connection to New Orleans was immediate: “As soon as I stepped into New Orleans I felt at home, just the

vibration of the city. The people are open, and they talk to you. I breathe better when I’m here.” Now in his fourth year as artistic director of the GNOYO, Montès has found another meaningful link between Haiti and New Orleans. “The kids of New Orleans are much more like Haitian kids than those of any other place in the United States,” he says. “There’s a sense of creativity and enlightenment about music because they’ve been exposed to it.” his experiences with the 250 young musicians in the GNOYO program have focused his passions on improving arts education in New Orleans, first by setting the right example with his students. GNOYO members move through a 12-level system that always includes private lessons with a professional musician, public recitals and a juried performance at the end of each year. The program’s Young Artists Academy starts kids as early as first grade. “The idea is that this is a longterm project,” Montès says. “You can only get so far without a great technical foundation on your instrument. And you don’t reach your full potential just by being talented.” He would like to see a stronger public commitment to arts education in New Orleans, and he believes the success of the youth orchestra could be replicated all over the city, possibly in community recreation centers. “Sometimes we take our musical traditions for granted here,” Montès says. “But music is one of the most tangible gifts you can give to a young person. Kids learn how to

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together costumes and work out routines.” All the stretchy, gold lame two-piece costumes for 10 dancers arrived in one shoebox-sized container, and a group name was soon born. On Halloween, the troupe strutted down Frenchmen Street with two accompanying male drummers. “By the end of the night, women were repeating our routine back to us,” Manley says. Four months later, the Camel Toes marched in their first Carnival parade. The membership has grown to more than 50 women, and the group marches in Muses every year. Other appearances have included backing the bands Liquidrone, the Stooges Brass Band and the New Orleans Bingo! Show on stage and at the Voodoo Experience. The Camel Toes have marched in second-line parades, including one held for Antoinette K-Doe, and a local parade prior to the Super Bowl in 2010. For the last three years, the Camel Toes’ annual preCarnival fundraiser also benefitted the Roots of Music, generating a total of more than $12,000 for the music training program for 9- to 14-year-olds. Women from the Camel Toes also have helped out at the holidays, donating food and gifts to children in need at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Roots of Music band will open the show at One Eyed Jacks. The rest of the lineup features bounce rapper Katey Red, The Local Skank, Mystic Ponies, the Pinettes Brass Band, Fleur de Tease creator Trixie Minx and the dance group Beaver Fever. There also will be a photo booth, an auction and a prize raffle.

Break out the boomboxes and Air Jordan wingtips. The last Legends of Hip-Hop Tour, in October 2010, brought a Mount Rushmore of ’80s rap — MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick and Big Daddy Kane — to New Orleans. This stop, delivered by reunited matriarchs Salt-NPepa (pictured), is every bit as monumental, with Naughty By Nature, Rob Base, Biz Markie and Kurtis Blow. Tickets. $53.85$64.15 (including fees). 8 p.m. Saturday. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., 280-7222; www.arena.uno.edu

As the Lafayette-based solo act Brother Dege (pronounced “deej”), Santeria frontman Dege Legg chants psychedelic incantations over stomping, slithering electro-acoustic Dobro blues that slips and slides between genres and eras. Fellow Vermillionaires the Lost Bayou Ramblers headline. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Saturday. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks.net

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OLD OPERA HOUSE — Charlie Cuccia & Old No. 7 Band, 7

OLD POINT BAR — Westbank Mike, 8 PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8

RALPH’S ON THE PARK — Joe Krown, 5 ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Los Po-boy-citos, 8:30 SIBERIA — Bucket Flush, Bildo & the Reacharounds, Hump Yard, Trannyshark, Nutria Assault, 10 SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble, 8 & 10

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BANKS STREET BAR — Major Bacon, 9 BAYOU PARK BAR — Grunge Jazz Trio, 9 BEACH HOUSE — Poppa Stoppa Oldies Band, 8

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

BLUE NILE — United Postal Project, 8; Khris Royal & Dark Matter, 10 BMC — Lynn Drury, 7; Blues4Sale, 9:30

BOMBAY CLUB — Marlon Jordan Jazz Trio, 8 CANDLELIGHT LOUNGE — Treme Brass Band, 9

CAROUSEL PIANO BAR & LOUNGE — John Autin, 9 CHICKIE WAH WAH — Iguanas, 8:30 CIRCLE BAR — Jim O. & the No Shows feat. Mama Go-Go, 6 COLUMNS HOTEL — Kristina Morales, 8

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

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Bob Andrews, 9:30 EIFFEL SOCIETY — Vivaz!, 8

THE FAMOUS DOOR — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3

FRAT HOUSE — Power Blvd., Whiskey King Coalition, Serge Villanova & the Crooner Blues, 10

FUNKY PIRATE — Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8:30 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Sasha Masakowski, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Ched Reeves, 2; Joe Bennett, 7

BAYOU PARK BAR — Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 9

KRAZY KORNER — Death by Orgasm, 8:30

BLUE NILE — Gravity A, 10

KERRY IRISH PUB — Chip Wilson, 9

BIG AL’S SALOON — Danny Alexander’s Blues Jam, 8

LACAVA’S SPORTS BAR — Crossfire, 9

BMC — Ruby Moon, 7; Low-Stress Quintet, 10

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Brian Stoltz, 10

MOJO STATION — Ed Wills, Blues for Sale, 8

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Ukulele Jake, 9; Clyde Albert, 10 OAK — Amanda Walker, 7

OLD FIREMEN’S HALL — Two Piece & a Biscuit feat. Brandon Foret, Allan Maxwell & Brian Melancon, 7:30 ONE EYED JACKS — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, Pokey Lafarge & the South City Three, 9 PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Lars Edegran & Topsy Chapman feat. Palm Court Jazz Band, 8

PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8

BOMBAY CLUB — Marlon Jordan Jazz Trio, 8 BOOMTOWN CASINO, BOOMERS SALOON — Brandon Foret, 9:30 CARROLLTON STATION — Blue Trees, 9

CHECK POINT CHARLIE — Domenic, 7; Royal Route, 9

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

D.B.A. — Jon Cleary, 7; Ernie Vincent & the Top Notes, 10 DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Todd Duke Trio, 9:30 EPIC CENTER — Rude Boy, 9

ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Swing-a-Roux, 8:30

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

SHAMROCK BAR — Beth Patterson, 9

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Roman Skakun, 5; Shamarr Allen, 8

RUSTY NAIL — Jenn Howard, 7:30 SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10

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

WINDSOR COURT HOTEL (POLO CLUB LOUNGE) — Zaza, 6

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APPLE BARREL — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 10:30

BACCHANAL — Courtyard Kings, 7; Vincent Marini, 9:30

BANKS STREET BAR — Dave Jordan & the Neighborhood Improvement Association, 9

HOUSE OF BLUES — Robin Trower, 8

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Jimmy James, 2; Truman Holland, 7

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KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, 4; Death by Orgasm, 8:30 LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Soul Rebels Brass Band, 11

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VAUGHAN’S — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

Friday 11 12 BAR — Benny Turner & Real Blues, 9 BABYLON LOUNGE — Harvester, Cauldron, Mothercell, 10

BANKS STREET BAR — Big Fat & Delcious, 9 BAYOU PARK BAR — Jonathan “Dragon” Cushionberry, 9

BLUE NILE — Mykia Jovan & Jason Butler, 8; Blue Party, Mississippi Rail Company, 10

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

BOOMTOWN CASINO, BOOMERS SALOON — Junior & Sumtin Sneaky, 9:30 CARROLLTON STATION — Hons CD release feat. Cranston Clements & David Torkanowsky, The Help feat. Barbara Menendez, 9:30

CHECK POINT CHARLIE — Damn Frontier, 7; Sweet Jones, 11 CHICKIE WAH WAH — Sweet Olive String Band, 5; Paul Sanchez, 8; Ramblin’ Letters String Band, 10 CIRCLE BAR — Jim O. & Sporadic Fanatics, 6

CLUB 7140 — Michael Ward, 8 D.B.A. — Linnzi Zaorski, 6; R. Scully’s Rough Seven, Debauche, 10

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Eric Traub Trio, 10

HANGAR — Appetite for Destruction, Grunge Factory, 8 HERMES BAR — Shannon Powell Trio, 9:30 & 11

HI-HO LOUNGE — Serge Villanova & Crooner Blues, Graham Wilkinson Underground Township, 10 HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN)

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KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1; Death by Orgasm, 8:30

LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Tom Worrell, 7; Lynn Drury Band, 11 THE MAISON — Kristina Morales, 7; Booty Trove, 10; Yojimbo, midnight

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SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Quamon Fowler Quintet, 8 & 10 SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6:30; New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, 10

ST. ROCH TAVERN — The Way, 9 TIPITINA’S — George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners, Papa Grows Funk, 10 TOMMY’S WINE BAR — Tommy’s Latin Jazz Band feat. Matthew Shilling, 9 TUGENDHAFT’S TAVERN — Doctor Jazz, 6

YELLOW MOON BAR — Michael James & His Lonesome, 9

Saturday 12 ALLWAYS LOUNGE — Whom Do You Work For?, Deuce Ellis, 10 BABYLON LOUNGE — Nothing Solid, Sheridan Road, Rivers Delta, 10 BANKS STREET BAR — Roarshark, Magic Weapons, Zack, 9

BAYOU PARK BAR — Penguin, 10 BLUE NILE — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Hola Hi, 10; Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 11 BMC — New Orleans Jazz Series, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz

Band, 6:30; Cha Wa Mardi Gras Indians, 9:30; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, 12:30 a.m.

BOMBAY CLUB — Monty Banks, 6; Leroy Jones Quartet, 9:30 BOOMTOWN CASINO, BOOMERS SALOON — John Waite, 8

CARROLLTON STATION — Susan Cowsill Band, 9:30 CHECK POINT CHARLIE — Terranova CD release, 8

CHICKIE WAH WAH — Grayson Capps & Lost Cause Minstrels, 10 CIRCLE BAR — Jazzholes, 6

D.B.A. — John Boutte, 8; Little Freddie King, 11

DECKBAR & GRILLE — Miche & MixMavens, 8

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10 DRAGON’S DEN — Other Planets, Happy Talk, Pallbearers, She’s Still Dead Upstairs, 10 HERMES BAR — Ingrid Lucia, 9:30 & 11

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

ONE EYED JACKS — Lost Bayou Ramblers, Brother Dege, 9 PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Lionel Ferbos feat. Palm Court Jazz Band, 8

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BOMBAY CLUB — Monty Banks, 6; James Rivers Movement, 9:30

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SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Herlin Riley Ensemble, 8 & 10 SOUTHPORT HALL — Jefferson City Buzzard Ball feat. Charmaine Neville, Major Bacon, Gang Flag Honey, Funk Factory feat. Irvin Banister Jr., 8

SPOTTED CAT — Tuba Skinny, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 TIPITINA’S — Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Earphunk, 10

TOMMY’S WINE BAR — Julio & Caesar, 10 TOOLOULA’S — Minimum Wage, 10

TUGENDHAFT’S TAVERN — Doctor Jazz, 6

UNO LAKEFRONT ARENA — Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Rob Base, Biz Markie, Kurtis Blow, 8

Sunday 13 12 BAR — Fredy Omar con su Banda, 6

ARNAUD’S FRENCH 75 BAR — Gumbo Trio, 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 BANKS STREET BAR — The F Holes, 9

BAYOU PARK BAR — Johnny Angel, 10 BLUE NILE — Mainline, 10

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

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BUFFA’S LOUNGE — Some Like it Hot, 11 a.m. CAFE NEGRIL — Smoky Greenwell & the Blues Gnus, 10

CHAMPIONS SPORTS PUB & GRILL — Sam Cammarata, 8

CIRCLE BAR — Micah McKee & Loren Murrell, 7 D.B.A. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Coot, 10

DONNA’S BAR & GRILL — Jesse McBride & the Next Generation Jazz Band, 9

DRAGON’S DEN — Base Church, None Like Joshua, Strategy, Lyriqs, Harn Solo, 10 FINNEGAN’S EASY — Laissez Faire, 3 HI-HO LOUNGE — Burning Spear Indians, 7

HOUSE OF BLUES — Sunday Gospel Brunch, 10 a.m.

HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 7

KERRY IRISH PUB — Mike Ryan, 5; Bloomin’ Onions, 8 KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1; Death by Orgasm, 8:30

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MADIGAN’S — Anderson/ Easley Project, 9

THE MAISON — Corporate America, 10

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10

MUDLARK THEATRE — Lonesome Leash, Mark Trecka, Geisterfahrer, Tobio, 8

OLD OPERA HOUSE — Bonoffs, 1 OLD POINT BAR — Jesse Moore, 3:30 PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters, 8

THE PERFECT FIT BAR & GRILL — Brass-a-holics, 8 THE PRECINCT — Funk Express, 7:30 PRESERVATION HALL — St. Peter Street All-Stars feat. Lars Edegran, 8

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Stephen Richard Quartet, 8 & 10 SPOTTED CAT — Rights of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & friends, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sound, 10

ST. CHARLES TAVERN — Maryflynn Thomas, 10 a.m.

TIPITINA’S — Cajun Fais Do Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30

Monday 14 BACCHANAL — Jonathan Freilich, 7:30

BANKS STREET BAR — Oreo, 9

COFFEEHOUSE — Uke Joint, 7; Pat Thomas, 9

OLD POINT BAR — Brent Walsh Trio, 6:30 PRESERVATION HALL — St. Peter Street Playboys feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 REPUBLIC NEW ORLEANS — Glasgow, 8

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10

SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Dominic Grillo & the Frenchmen Street AllStars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10

ST. ROCH TAVERN — Washboard Lissa Orchestra, 7 VASO — Queens of the Mic: Hip-Hop Love feat. Xena, Iyana Fiiyah Molina, Jahababy and others, 8

classical/ concerts DEGAS HOUSE — 2401

Esplanade Ave., 821-5009; www.degashouse.com — Thu: Cliff Hines’ Quartet, Magnetic Ear, 7 DER RATHSKELLER — Tulane University, Lavin Bernick Center, McAlister Drive — Thu: Jazz at the Rat presents Mark Braud, 8 LAKEVIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — 5914 Canal Blvd.,

482-7892; www.lpcno.org — Sun: Sunset Sundays on Canal Boulevard presents Gerald Stroup, 5

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

MAHALIA JACKSON THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS — 1419 Basin St., 525-1052;

CHICKIE WAH WAH — Jon Cleary, 8

MUNHOLLAND METHODIST CHURCH — 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie — Mon: Musaica, 7:30

BOMBAY CLUB — Amanda Walker, 7

THE COUNTRY CLUB — Ms. Harmony the Harpist, 5

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

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — John Fohl, 9:30 DRAGON’S DEN — Domenic, Thomas Johnson & His People, 10

HI-HO LOUNGE — Blue Grass Pickin’ Party, 8

HOUSE OF BLUES — Nadiyah Skyy, Na’Tee, Mykia Jovan, 8 HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — Mike Pinto, 9

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

KERRY IRISH PUB — Fidgety Rabbit feat. Beth Patterson & Kenny Klein, 9

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Papa Grows Funk, 10 NEUTRAL GROUND

www.mahaliajacksontheater.com — Mon: Celtic Woman, 7:30

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK — 916 N.

Peters St., 589-4841; www. nps.gov/jazz/index.htm — Wed: Tom McDermott, noon; Sat: Jerry Embree, 2; Sun: Stephen Dale, 3

ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL — Jackson Square — Thu: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Identity, History, Legacy: La Societe Philharmonique”, 7:30 TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH —

1329 Jackson Ave., 522-0276; www.trinitynola.com — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth, 6; Thu: Evensong Choir, 6:30; Sun: British Brass Band of Louisiana, 5; Mon: Taize, 6

TULANE UNIVERSITY DIXON HALL — 6823 St. Charles Ave., 865-5000 — Sat: Classic Guitar Series presents Edel Munoz, 8 For complete listings, visit www.bestofneworleans.com.

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NOW SHOWING 127 HOURS (R) — Screenwriter

Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) chronicles the true story of an American mountain climber (James Franco) who was trapped in an isolated Utah canyon after a boulder fell on his arm. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand

BIUTIFUL (R) — In this Cannes hit, Javier Bardem stars as a Barcelona man facing his own mortality and struggling to reconcile with his family and lover. Canal Place BLACK SWAN (R) — Darren Aronofsky directs Natalie Portman as a veteran ballerina whose psyche begins to crumble after nabbing the lead role in Swan Lake. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14, Prytania BLUE VALENTINE (R) — Ryan

Gosling and Michelle Williams star as a couple who rely on one night and memories of their courtship to revive their rocky marriage. Canal Place

THE GREEN HORNET (PG-13) — After his media mogul

father dies, a directionless playboy (Seth Rogan) decides to fight crime. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

GULLIVER’S TRAVELS (PG) —

Jack Black stars as a modernday Gulliver, who is mistakenly assigned a travel piece on the Bermuda Triangle and finds himself trapped on an island of tiny people. AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 (PG13) — The Hogwarts gang sets

out to find and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s vitality. AMC Palace 20 HEARTLESS (NR) — A troubled man in East London with a disfiguring birthmark must destroy a violent gang of demons. Chalmette Movies

THE KING’S SPEECH (R) — Colin Firth stars as King George VI, who unexpectedly becomes king when his brother Edward relinquishes the throne. AMC

Won't Get Fooled Again

There’s no good excuse for being fooled by one of Alan Abel’s hoaxes. He first went on New York TV news in the early 1970s posing as Omar the Beggar, an instructor in the art of panhandling. During hard economic times, it seemed plausible. But as Abel’s daughter points out in her chronicle of her father’s oddball career, people — and the media in particular — love an outrageous story. She includes footage of Omar doing TV interviews in 1981 and 1987, each time in a more ridiculous fake mustache, spewing the same old story about “securing non-repayable loans from strangers.” Jenny Abel will attend the screening of her 2005 documentary Abel Raises Cain, so attendees can inquire about her role in one scam as a 4-year-old who could cry on cue. The film is a loving portrait, but it is full of amazing TV footage from the fourdecade career of a man who should be recognized as one of the world’s most prolific pranksters. In the late 1950s, Abel stumbled upon his first hoax rather innocently. He was stuck in a mini traffic jam while a cow and a bull copulated in the road in front of the drivers. He noticed how uncomfortable many of the other witnesses were and started a campaign calling for all animals to be clothed. Wearing a suit and armed with nothing more than a drawing of a horse wearing shorts, he found it easy to walk into TV stations and get on the evening news. As long as he maintained a serious tone, few would question his identity or cause. For decades, rallies protesting breastfeeding as “incestuous” never failed to outrage talk radio callers. When Dr. Jack Kevorkian was in the news, Abel ran advertisements for a “euthanasia cruise” for seniors who wanted to relax on their departure. The movie is full of hilariously offbeat causes and stunts, and it includes interviews with TV personalities who fell for Abel’s antics. His work thrives on the opposite of a story being too good to be true. He trafficked in outrage, and the most easily offended people seem to be the most gullible. Abel never sought to make money or become famous from his charades, a la Candid Camera, and he wasn’t a political activist, like filmmaking duo The Yes Men. He’s neither smug nor disdainful, and by the end of the film, it’s hard not to find him as charming as his daughter clearly does. Free admission. — Will Coviello

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THE MECHANIC (R) — An elite assassin takes on a young apprentice in the New Orleans-shot remake of the 1972 film. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9,

Portman and Ashton Kutcher) try to have a strictly sexual relationship. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

NO STRINGS ATTACHED (R) — Two friends (Natalie

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Several of the animated films nominated for 2011 Oscars are very short and very sweet. The by-comparison epic 27-minute The Gruffalo (pictured) anchors this showcase like a feature film. With voices by Helena Bonham Carter and John Hurt, The Gruffalo is the tale of a clever mouse who eludes a series of invitations to dinner at which he is clearly to be the entree, by telling tales about a fearsome forest creature. But the beastly figure becomes more than food for thought. One of the most entertaining entries is Let’s Pollute, a cheery six-minute primer on how to be more wasteful, done in the style of 1950s and ’60s educational films. Also six minutes long and cute is the Pixar entry Day & Night, which inverts the concept of negative space to allow two twin-like creatures to see each other’s inner qualities, leaving the rest of the screen black. The animation is so quick and vibrant that the film’s heavily didactic mission actually manages to sneak up on the viewer. More deadpan but also charming in imploring viewers to stop and smell the flowers and care for mutts is the Australian film The Lost Thing. The final nominee is Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage, which is a travelogue created in an array of illustration and visual art styles, some of which progress like a slideshow and some like stop animation. In it, a European traveler witnesses the Famadihana, or funeral customs, of the island nation, and in many ways, the ceremonies echo second-line traditions of mourning and celebration. A couple of Academy Award-commended films also are included in the showcase. The nominees for short live-action films screen in a separate showcase. The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) sponsors opening night of both film showcases: animated shorts at 6 p.m., live-action shorts at 8 p.m. The Prytania continues the screenings for one week, and showtimes are to be announced. Tickets $8.50 general admission, $6.50 NOFS members. — Will Coviello

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Oscar-Nominated Short Films 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. Friday Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania.com or www.neworleansfilmsociety.org

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SANCTUM (R) — James

Cameron produces the 3-D thriller that finds adventurers stuck inside the South Pacific’s Esa-Ala Caves. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

SEASON OF THE WITCH (PG13) — Nicolas Cage stars in

the film about a girl accused of witchcraft who is sent to a secluded monastery where monks will try to rid her of the curse. AMC Palace 20 THE TEMPEST (PG-13) — The

big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s play features Helen Mirren as the sorceress Prospera. Chalmette Movies

TRON: LEGACY (PG) — A 27-year-old searching for his video game developer father (Jeff Bridges) gets drawn into a stunning digital world. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20,

Grand, Hollywood 14 TRUE GRIT (PG-13) — A 14-year-

old girl, a U.S. marshal and a Texas ranger try to track down her father’s murderer in the Coen brothers’ adaptation of the Charles Portis novel. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14

OPENING FRIDAY JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER (G) — The documenta-

ry about the 16-year-old pop sensation features his shows and screaming teenagers.

JUST GO WITH IT (PG-13) —

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston star in the romantic comedy about a plastic surgeon who wants to woo a schoolteacher.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS ABEL RAISES CAIN (NR) — The film is a glimpse into the life and bizarre career of infamous underground prankster Alan Abel. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cafe Rose

Nicaud, 632 Frenchmen St., 949-3300 THE ANACHRONISTIC WORLD OF STEAMPUNK — The the-

ater screens films Zenith, Cell Phone Pyscho and Nickel Children as part of a series of films, music, visual art and other events related to the “retro-futuristic” genre of fiction and fantasy. Screenings start at 7:30 p.m. TuesdayThursday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; www.zeitgeistinc.net

GONE WITH THE WIND (G) —

The spoiled daughter of a plantation owner has a turbulent love affair during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Tickets $5.50. Noon SaturdaySunday and Feb. 16, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 8912787; www.theprytania.com

HADEWIJCH (R) — After a Parisian nun is ejected from the convent after taking her faith too far, she returns to regular life and must reconcile her passionate love for God and the dangerous aspects of the real world. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 9:30 p.m. FridayMonday, then Feb. 15-16,

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MUSIC COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENTS A HAPPYEXECUTIVEMADISON PRODUCTION A FILM BY DENNIS DUGAN “JUST GO WITH IT” SUPERVISION BY MICHAEL DILBECK BROOKS ARTHUR KEVIN GRADY MUSIC BASED ON “CACTUS FLOWER” STAGE PLAY BY RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS PRODUCERS BARRY BERNARDI ALLEN COVERT TIM HERLIHY STEVE KOREN SCREENPLAY BY I.A.L. DIAMOND BY ABE BURROWS BASED UPON SCREENPLAY PRODUCED DIRECTED A FRENCH PLAY BY BARILLET AND GREDY BY ALLAN LOEB AND TIMOTHY DOWLING BY ADAM SANDLER JACK GIARRAPUTO HEATHER PARRY BY DENNIS DUGAN

What must be the most erotic tease with a Slinky ever filmed, performed by the stunning French actress Romy Schneider, never would have made it to theaters had Lobster Films not unearthed 15 hours of lost footage that was to have been French director Henri-Georges Clouzot’s opus Inferno. In 1964, Clouzot (The Wages of Fear, Diabolique) was given an unlimited budget to create Inferno, a film about obsession. In it, a middle-aged man (Serge Reggiani) is driven to the brink of insanity by jealousy over his young wife (Schneider). Clouzot spared no expense enlisting cameramen and technical consultants, who well before the era of sophisticated special effects and digital manipulation found ways to print film with illusions like the image of a bikini-clad woman waterskiing on a lake of blood. But the most amazing footage from the project fetishized Schneider with lights swirling over her bare skin, water cascading over the edge of her glass, and cigarette smoke rushing into her mouth. Mirroring his subject, Clouzot was unbearable during the production. He drove Reggiani to exhaustion, Schneider to the edge of quitting, and had a heart attack himself. After several weeks of shooting, the project imploded and the film was shelved. In 2005, Serge Bromberg acquired the raw footage, and his documentary weaves together the original story of Inferno, with original scenes and contemporary actors reading connecting segments. Original crew members recall working with Clouzot as he unraveled emotionally. We also see copious footage from all the optical illusions and effects created to simulate the experience of sexual obsession for the viewer. Even Alfred Hitchcock would marvel at the on-screen mania. Some of the interview material is for foreign film buffs only, but footage from Inferno, the filming of Inferno and tales of Clouzot’s madness are worthy of Captain Ahab-like obsession. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students/seniors, $5 Zeitgeist members. — Will Coviello

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Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno 7:30 p.m. Friday-Wednesday Zeitgesit Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT’S INFERNO — Using lost foot-

age from Clouzot’s troubled film Inferno, archivist Serge Bromberg weaves together a documentary. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Monday, then Feb. 15-16, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; www.zeitgeistinc.net OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS — The theater screens the

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (R)— Tim Curry stars in

the rock movie-musical that lends itself to audience participation. Tickets $8. Midnight

SENSORY FRIENDLY SCREENINGS: GNOMEO & JULIET — AMC Palace 20 (1299

Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan) and AMC Palace 10 (5737 W Park Ave, Houma) screen the film in a safe and accepting environment for autistic children and their families. 10 a.m. Saturday.

THE THRILL OF IT ALL (NR) — In the 1963 romantic comedy, a marriage begins to deteriorate after an urban housewife (Doris Day) lands a lucrative job advertising soap and begins to out-earn her husband. Free admission. 8 p.m. Monday, La Divina Gelateria, 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com TINY FURNITURE (NR) — In

Lena Dunham’s breakout film, a 22-year-old recent college grad reluctantly moves back in with her parents while she tries to figure out what to do with her life. Tickets $8.50 general admission, $6.50 New Orleans Film Society Members. 8 p.m. Feb. 10, then 10 p.m. nightly through Feb.

17, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com WASTE LAND (NR)— Artist Vik

Muniz photographs catadores in Brazil who salvage materials from the world’s largest garbage dump. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc. net

AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992 ; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, 468-7231; Prytania, 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 527-6012 Compiled by Lauren LaBorde For complete listings, visit www.bestofneworleans.com.

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OPENING BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 525-2767; www.barristersgallery.com — “Classified,” works by Aaron Mcnamee and Nina Schwanse, through March 5. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www.byrdiesgallery. com — “A Little Picture Show,”

small-scale collage work by Christopher Stone, through March 9. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “Per Se,” a group

exhibition featuring works by Angela Burks, Ken Kenan and Christian Van Campen, through March 6. Opening reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront.org — “Mine

Eyes,” works by Rachel DeTrinis, Jason Leinwand and Lindsay Kane; installations by Josephine Durkin; “Everyday Abstract,” works by Brooke Pickett and Suzanne Bennett; all through March 6. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

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REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., 896-6369; www. newmanschool.org — “The Art

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of Reflection,” oil on canvas by Lory Lockwood, through March 3. Opening reception 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. WINDSOR COURT HOTEL. 300 Gravier St., 522-1922; www.windsorcourthotel.com — Paintings

by William Crowell. Artist’s reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER.s— “Hostile

Takeover: Ninth Ward and Other Evidence,” photographs by Andrew Garn, through Feb. 27. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Sandpiper Lounge (2119 Louisiana Ave., 895-2204).

GALLERIES A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; www.agallery.com — Photo-

graphs by Michael Kenna; photographs by Sebastiao Salgado; both through February.

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

Look at the Flower,” paintings, ceramics and photographs by gallery artists, through March 26.

AG WAGNER STUDIO & GALLERY. 813 Royal St., 561-7440 — Works

by gallery artists; 504 Toys, locally handcrafted toys; both

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET ongoing. ALL IN THE FRAME GALLERY. 2596 Front St., Slidell, (985) 2901395 — “Serene Waters, Clear

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Horizons,” paintings by Annie Strack, ongoing.

ANTON HAARDT FOLK GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.antonart.com — Works

by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others, ongoing. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings by

Robere Lord, ceramics by Dawn Chatoney and jewelry by Sylvan Spirit, through February. ART GALLERY 818. 818 Royal St., 524-6918 — Paintings, sculpture

and jewelry by local artists Noel Rockmore, Michael Fedor, Xavier de Callatay, Charles Bazzell, Bambi deVille and Ritchie Fitzgerald, ongoing.

ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com — Glass sculpture by Gene Koss, through Feb. 19. ARTICHOKE GALLERY. 912 Decatur St., 636-2004 — Artists work on site in all media; watercolors and limited-edition prints by Peter Briant, ongoing. BERGERON STUDIO & GALLERY. 406 Magazine St., 522-7503; www.bergeronstudio.com — Photographs by Michael P. Smith, Jack Beech, Harriet Blum, Kevin Roberts and others, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “Louisiana! United

We Stand to Save Our Wetlands,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing.

BRYANT GALLERIES. 316 Royal St., 525-5584; www.bryantgalleries.com — Paintings by Dean

Mitchell, ongoing.

CALICHE & PAO GALLERY. 312 Royal St., 588-2846 — Oil paintings by Caliche and Pao, ongoing. CALLAN FINE ART. 240 Chartres St., 524-0025; www.callanfineart. com — Works by Eugene de

Blass, Louis Valtat and other artists of the Barbizon, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist schools, ongoing.

CARDINAL GALLERY. 541 Bourbon St., 522-3227 — Exhibition of Ital-

ian artists featuring works by Bruno Paoli and Andrea Stella, ongoing.

CARIBBEAN ARTS LTD. 720 Franklin Ave., 943-3858 — The gallery

showcases contemporary Haitian and Jamaican art.

CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., 524-0671; www.casellartgallery. com — Pastels by Joaquim

Casell; etchings by Sage; oils by Charles Ward; all ongoing.

COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; www. coleprattgallery.com — “Beauty,

Power & Circumstance,” female nudes in color pencil and acrylic by Richard Johnson, through

The Bawl and All In the late 1980s, an art movement arose called the Visionary Imagists. Spawned in a Marigny gallery operated by a charismatic and controversial Ecuadorian expatriate named George Febres, the Visionary Imagists melded American imagism with the Magic Realist tradition of Latin America, reflecting an undercurrent that actually had been just below the surface of local art making for ages. When Febres died in 1996, the artists went their separate ways. While some moved on to high-profile galleries, others like Dona Lief, Ann Hornback and Andrew Bascle are less well known. Lief has long been intrigued by the parallels she sees between consumer culture icons and coldblooded creatures like spiders and crabs, and her most recent works continue in this devolutionary vein, with an emphasis on social and environmental issues. Her strongest painting in this show, Cry Baby Cry (pictured), depicts a bawling infant with a flaming aura topped by a hermit crab worn like a cap. Hermit crabs are among the species most devastated by the BP oil disaster, and here the volatile chemistry of anger and lost innocence is palpable. Similar sentiments appear in Bascle’s found-object sculpture World Bank, a spider-like concoction cobbled from a toy handgun, a miniature globe and false teeth affixed to a wire armature supported by legs made of steak knives. Once again the connection between insects and institutions is emphasized in works that appear predatory yet humorous, robotic yet whimsical. Hornback’s no less surreal but more nuanced paintings take us to a realm of nature spirits where a vaguely vampy siren in an alligator mask and evening attire evokes mythic figures like Hecate, the Greco-Roman demoness of the underworld. But this is Louisiana, where boundaries between nature and culture, land and water, dream and reality are not sharply defined, making Hornback’s alligator woman an evocative spirit guide to an amphibious realm where imagination and the wild are forever intertwined. — D. Eric Bookhardt

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New Work by Dona Lief, Ann Hornback and Andrew Bascle Taylor Bercier Fine Art, 233 Chartres St., 527-0072; www.taylorbercier.com

March 12. COLLECTIVE WORLD ART COMMUNITY. Poydras Center, 650 Poydras St., 339-5237 — Paintings

from the Blue Series by Joseph Pearson, ongoing.

COLLINS C. DIBOLL ART GALLERY. Loyola University, Monroe Library, 6363 St. Charles Ave., fourth floor, 861-5456 — “In the

Blink of an Eye,” photographs by Harold Baquet, through March 24.

D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “Surroundings,” mixedmedia sculpture by Allen Wynn, through March.

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

artists, ongoing.

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

by Tommy Thompson, Phillip Sage, James Michalopoulos and others, ongoing. FREDRICK GUESS STUDIO. 910

Royal St., 581-4596; www.fredrickguessstudio.com — Paintings by Fredrick Guess, ongoing.

julieneill.com — “Facade,” photographs by Lesley Wells, ongoing.

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

KAKO GALLERY. 536 Royal St., 565-5445; www.kakogallery.com — Paintings by Don Picou and

Todd White, ongoing.

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

tography by Christopher Porche West, ongoing.

GALERIE ROYALE. 3648 Magazine St., 894-1588; www.galerieroyale. com — “Featuring Fabrics,”

mixed media on canvas by Jessie Trinchard, through March 4.

GALLERIA BELLA. 319 Royal St., 581-5881 — Works by gallery

artists, ongoing.

GALLERY 421. 421 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-5858 — More than 500 pieces of art by more than 50 artists, ongoing. GALLERY BIENVENU. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www.gallerybienvenu. com — Sculpture by David Borgerding, through March 28.

Stan Fontaine; “Raku” by Joy Gauss; 3-D wood sculpture by Joe Derr; all ongoing.

KKPROJECTS. 2448 N. Villere St., 415-9880; www.kkprojects.org — “Knead,” works by Kristian

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

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

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

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

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

THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery. com — “Eat, Drink & Be Merry,”

LE DESIGNS LLC. 3512 Magazine St., 373-6413 — Jewelry by Vicki, paintings by Peter Drasutis and furniture by Whilite Design, through March.

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

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

a group invitational exhibit featuring 14 artists, through March 6.

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

Saints,” works by Joe Hobbs, ongoing.

GUTHRIE CONTEMPORARY. 3815 Magazine St., 897-2688; www. guthriecontemporary.com —

“Schemata,” works by Susan Dory, ongoing.

HAROUNI GALLERY. 829 Royal St., 299-8900 — Paintings by David

Harouni, ongoing.

ISABELLA’S GALLERY. 3331 Severn Ave., Suite 105, Metairie, 779-3202; www.isabellasgallery. com — Hand-blown works by Marc Rosenbaum; raku by Kate Tonguis and John Davis; all ongoing. JAMIE HAYES GALLERY. 621 Chartres St., 592-4080; www.jamiehayes.com — New Orleans-style art by Jamie Hayes, ongoing.

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

ongoing.

for Prospect.1.5, through Feb. 19. “Corpus Cupiditas,” works by Steve Teeters, through Feb. 26.

LOUISIANA ARTWORKS. 818 Howard Ave., Suite 300, 571-7373; www.louisianaartworks.org — “Visions of Excellence,” an

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

LOUISIANA CRAFTS GUILD. 608 Julia St., 558-6198; www.louisianacrafts.org — Group show featuring works from guild members, ongoing. M. FRANCIS GALLERY. 604 S. Julia St., 875-4888; www. mfrancisgallery.com — “Black Art Now,” a group exhibition featuring works by eight artists, through March 1.

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

MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 304-7942; www. martinechaissongallery.com — Computer-generated imagery by Sean Capone; paintings and sculpture by Bonnie Maygarden; both through March 5.

JON SCHOOLER GALLERY. 8526 Oak St., 865-7032; www. jonschooler.com — “Sublimi-

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

“Threads of Carnival,” works in oil by Linda Lesperance, through February.

nal WOWs,” paintings by Jon Schooler, ongoing.

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery.com —

“Heroes and Villains,” works by Gina Phillips; “Refresh, Reconstitute, Embellish,” works by Matthew Cox; both through March 3.

JULIE NEILL DESIGNS. 3908 Magazine St., 899-4201; www.

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

MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., 558-0505; www. michalopoulos.com — Paintings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing. MICHELLE Y WILLIAMS GALLERY. 835 Julia St., 585-1945; www.michelleywilliams.com — Works by

Michelle Y. Williams, ongoing.

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NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — Sandblasted photography by Drake Fuller, feathered metal sculpture by Josh Cohen, glass Mardi Gras masks by Teri Walker and prints by Tish Douzart, through Feb. 26. NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 865-5328; www.newcombartgallery. tulane.edu — “Reflections on Water in American Painting”, through April 24. OAK STREET GALLERY. 111 N. Oak St., Hammond, (985) 345-0521 — “Points

of Reference,” sculpture by Anne Boudreau, through February.

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.octaviaartgallery.com — “An Earthly Paradise,”

works by Stefan Szczesny, through March 26.

ONE SUN GALLERY. 616 Royal St., (800) 501-1151 — Works by local and

national artists, ongoing.

PEARL ART GALLERY. 4421 Magazine St., 228-5840 — Works by Cindy and Drue Hardegree, Erica Dewey, John Womack, Sontina, Lorraine Jones and S. Lee, ongoing. PHOTO WORKS NEW ORLEANS. 521 St. Ann St., 593-9090; www.photoworksneworleans.com — Photography by Louis Sahuc, ongoing. REINA GALLERY. 4132 Magazine St., 895-0022; www.reinaart.com —

“Vintage New Orleans Artists,” watercolors, etchings and folk art; “Patrons Saints,” works by Shelley Barberot; both ongoing.

RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS COMPANY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts.com — Works

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

cardo Lozano, Michael Flohr, Henry Ascencio, Jaline Pol and others, ongoing.

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

Hand-blown glasswork, ongoing.

RUSTY PELICAN ART. 4031 St. Claude Ave., 218-5727; www.rustypelicanart. com — Works by Travis and Lexi

Linde, ongoing.

SALONE DELL’ARTES ARTEMISIA. 3000 Royal St., 481-5113 — “I Genti H2O,”

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

ongoing.

SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Ouroboros,” drawings,

paintings and sculpture by Anthony Carriere, through Feb. 15.

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

STEVE MARTIN STUDIO. 624 Julia St., 566-1390; www.stevemartinfineart. com — Contemporary sculpture and paintings by Steve Martin and other Louisiana artists, ongoing. STUDIO BFG. 2627 Desoto St., 9420200; www.studiobfg.com — “Peel

Sessions: First Installment,” works by Tina Stanley, ongoing. STUDIO GALLERY. 338 Baronne St., Third Floor, 529-3306 — Works by

YA/YA artists, ongoing.

TAYLOR BERCIER FINE ART. 233 Chartres St., 527-0072 — “Suffer Little Children,” paintings and collages by Dona Lief; “Assignations,” paintings by Ann Hornback; “What Bugs Me,” sculpture by Andrew Bascle; all through March 15. THOMAS MANN GALLERY I/O. 1812 Magazine St., 581-2113; www. thomasmann.com — “Where’s the Money?” group exhibit interpreting the economy, ongoing. TRIPOLO GALLERY. 401 N. Columbia St., (985) 893-1441 — Works by Bill

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

TROUSER HOUSE. 4105 St. Claude Ave. — “Business Casual,” graffiti by

David Vega, through February.

VENUSIAN GARDENS ART GALLERY. 2601 Chartres St., 943-7446; www. venusiangardens.com — “Luminous

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR. 5535 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-8500; www. dosjefescigarbar.com — Works by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. FUEL. 4807 Magazine St., 895-5757; www.fuelcoffeehouse.net — Wa-

tercolors laminated onto wood by William Smith, ongoing. HI-HO LOUNGE. 2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-4446; www.hiholounge. net — Works by Robin Durand, Brad

Edelman, Tara Eden, Eden Gass and others, ongoing.

HOUSE OF LOUNGE. 2044 Magazine St., 654-9208; www.houseoflounge.com — “Siren,” works by

Christy Rogers in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, Mondays-Saturdays. Through February.

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE. 221 Camp St., 553-9550; www.ihhotel.com —

Paintings by YA/YA senior guild and alumni, ongoing. JAX BREWERY. 600 Decatur St., 299-7163 — Works by YA/YA youth artists, ongoing. JW MARRIOTT NEW ORLEANS. 614 Canal St., Suite 4, 525-6500; www. marriott.com — Works by Charlene

Insley, ongoing.

LIBERTY’S KITCHEN. 422 1/2 S. Broad St., 822-4011 — Paintings on canvas by YA/YA artists, ongoing. MOJO COFFEE HOUSE. 1500 Magazine St., 525-2244; www.myspace.com/ mojoco — Photographs by Marc

Pagani, ongoing.

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE. 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; www. neutralground.org — Work by local

Sculpture,” works by Eric Ehlenberger, ongoing.

artists, ongoing.

VINCENT MANN GALLERY. 305 Royal St., 523-2342; www.vincentmanngallery.com — Paintings by Jacob Manguno and Luc Didier, through May 7.

landscapes of the Ustabes by Will Smith, ongoing.

WMSJR. 1061 Camp St., 299-9455; www.wmsjr.com — Paintings by Will Smith, ongoing.

by YA/YA alumnus Gerard Caliste, ongoing.

A WORK OF ART GALLERY. 8212 Oak St., 862-5244 — Glass works by Juli

Juneau; works from the New Orleans Photo Alliance; both ongoing.

ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER. 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net — “Analog Frontiers,” a collection of

steampunk art curated by Theodora Eliezer, through March.

NEW ORLEANS CAKE CAFE & BAKERY. 2440 Chartres St., 943-0010 — Oil SOUND CAFE. 2700 Chartres St., 947-4477 — Mixed-media paintings

SURREY’S CAFE & JUICE BAR. 1418 Magazine St., 524-3828; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar.com — Watercolor, pen and ink series of New Orleans landmarks by Will Smith, ongoing. THREE MUSES. 536 Frenchmen St., 298-8746; www.thethreemuses.com — Portraits by Zack Smith, ongoing. YELLOW MOON BAR. 800 France St., 944-0441; www.yellowmoonbar.com — Mural by Mike Frolich, ongoing.

SPARE SPACES ALVAR LIBRARY. 913 Alvar St., 5962667 — “Youth,” sculpture by Betty

Petri; “The Solitary Chair,” sculpture by Michael Moreau; both ongoing. BACCHANAL. 600 Poland Ave., 948-9111; www.bacchanalwine. com — “Coming Home: 2005-

2009,” photographs by Lee Celano, ongoing.

BUD’S BROILER. 500 City Park Ave., 486-2559 — Works by Andrew

Bascle, Evelyn Menge and others, ongoing.

CAMPBELL’S COFFEE & TEA. 516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992; www.campbellscoffee.com — Mul-

timedia works by Margaux Hymel, ongoing.

CALL FOR ARTISTS ANTENNA GALLERY. The gallery

seeks work that uses, recreates or interprets meaning from the artist’s childhood artwork for a May exhibition. Email nataliemclaurin@ gmail.com for details. Submission deadline is April 20. COLD DRINK PRINTMAKING INVITATIONAL. Du Mois Gallery, 4921 Freret

St., 818-6032 — The gallery accepts submissions for the exhibition juried by New Orleans Museum of Art modern and contemporary art curator Miranda Lash. Email dumoisgallery@gmail.com for details. Submission deadline is March.

DELGADO STUDENT ART ASSOCIATION. The group seeks art from

Delgado Community College students and alumni to be included in a calendar. Call 258-5011 or email xdesot92940@dcc.edu for details. Submission deadline is March 15. EBB & FLOW. A Studio in the Woods seeks works for its fall artist residency series. Artists are asked to propose works addressing global ecological challenges exemplified in south Louisiana. Email applications@astudiointhewoods.org for details. Submission deadline is March 1.

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LOUISIANA ART AND ARTISTS’ GUILD SPRING SHOW. The arts nonprofit

accepts works for its February juried exhibition in Baton Rouge. Artists must bring their works to the show site Feb. 17. Email laagbr@ laag-site.org or visit www.laag-site. org for details.

MUSEUMS AMERICAN-ITALIAN MUSEUM & RESEARCH LIBRARY. 537 S. Peters St.,

522-7294 — Permanent exhibits of jazz artists, a St. Joseph’s altar replica, the Louisiana Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame and a research library with genealogy records. ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — “Ashe in Retrospect: 1998-2008,” photographs by Morris Jones Jr., Eric Waters, Jeffrey Cook and others, ongoing. BACKSTREET CULTURAL MUSEUM. 1116 St. Claude Ave.; www.backstreetmuseum.org — Permanent exhibits of Mardi Gras Indian suits, jazz funeral memorabilia and social aid and pleasure club artifacts, ongoing. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www.cacno.org — “Ephemera: River with Flowers,” installation by Brandon Graving, through Feb. 27. “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” student-created quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing.

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

bourine and Fan,” works by Jamar Pierre and Gregoryuan MgheeHunter, through March 12.

GERMAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER. 519 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 363-4202; www.gacc-nola.com — Museum exhibits depict the colo-

nial experience, work, culture and religion of German immigrants.

GREAT AMERICAN ALLIGATOR MUSEUM. 2051 Magazine St., 523-5525 — The museum features fossils,

taxidermy, folk art, kitsch, Americana and more.

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

Places and Traditions,” a group exhibition in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through February. “Drawn to Life: Al Hirschfeld and the Theater of Tennessee Williams,” drawings by Hirschfeld, through April 2. “In Search of Julien Hudson: Free Artist of Color in Pre-Civil War New Orleans,” through April 20.

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LOUISIANA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM. 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www.lcm.org — “Mr. Rogers’

Neighborhood: A Hands-On Exhibit”; “Fetch,” a scavenger hunt designed to develop problem-solving skills; “Team Turtle Training Camp,” a hands-on exhibit designed to teach kids how to make healthy choices; all ongoing. LOUISIANA FILM MUSEUM. Montrel’s Bistro, 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747; www. louisianafilmmuseum.org — The museum

features props, costumes, video clips, still photographs, posters and other exhibits from major films produced in Louisiana.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state. la.us — “Living With Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond,” an exhibition of stories, artifacts and science displays, ongoing. LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT MUSEUM. Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal St., 3102149; www.lasc.org — The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society sponsors the museum’s exhibitions of the people and institutions that have contributed to the development of Louisiana law for 300 years. MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL. 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.museumoftheamericancocktail.org — “Absinthe Visions,” photographs by Damian Hevia, ongoing. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — “Ours To Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War,” an exhibit on loan from the Museum of Jewish Heritage, through April 24.

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NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma. org — “Deja Vu All Over Again: Generic Art

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Solutions;” “Selections from Project 35” videos selected by Independent Curators International; both through Sunday. “The Most Beautiful Day of My Youth,” photographs by Bernard Faucon, through March 13. “Residents and Visitors: 20th Century Photographs of Louisiana,” a collaboration with the Historic New Orleans Collection, through March 27, and more. NEW ORLEANS PHARMACY MUSEUM. 514 Chartres St., 565-8027; www.pharmacymuseum.org — Exhibits on 19th-century pharmacy, medicine and health care, all ongoing. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum. org — “Big-Hearted Pots,” ceramic pots by

Mark Hewitt; “North Carolina Craft Now,” an exhibition by the Center for Southern Craft and Design, through April 10. “A Life in Glass,” glass vessels by Richard Ritter; “Selections from ‘Partial to Home,’” photographs by Birney Imes, through April 15. SLIDELL CULTURAL CENTER. 2055 Second St., Slidell — Mixed Media Juried Art Exhibition,

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SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.southernfood.org — “Acadian to Cajun: Forced Migration to Commercialization,” a multimedia exhibit; “Laissez Faire — Savoir Fare,” the cuisine of Louisiana and New Orleans, and more. TULANE UNIVERSITY. Joseph Merrick Jones Hall, 6823 St. Charles Ave. — “Treme: People and Places,” maps, architectural drawings and photographs celebrating the bicentennial of Faubourg Treme, through November.

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THEATER CAT’S-PAW. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www.marignytheatre.org — After an American terrorist group holds an EPA official hostage and detonates a car bomb in Washington, D.C., a young reporter sets out to write an expose of the organization. Call 616-6066 for details. Tickets $10 general admission, $8 students and seniors, $7 Thursday performances. 8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday. THE COLOR PURPLE. Maha-

lia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052; www.mahaliajacksontheater.com — The theater presents the musical based on the Alice Walker novel and the film by Steven Spielberg. Tickets start at $30. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

DEBAUCHERY. Le Chat Noir, 715

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

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FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS. Cutting Edge The-

ater at Attractions Salon, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 2900760; www.cuttingedgeproductions.org — Bridesmaids at an overdone Tennessee wedding find they have more in common with each other than they do with the bride in Alan Ball’s comedy. Tickets $17. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday HOMEGIRLS. Dillard University,

Cook Theatre, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., 816-4857; www.dillard. edu — Karen Evans’ play follows five young college women as they maintain their friendships and grow into adulthood amid the Civil Rights Movement. Tickets $12 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 20.

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE. Teatro Wego,

review Coen of Uncertainty

Ethan and Joel Coen are known for creating a bunch of cult movies (The Big Lebowski, Fargo). The NOLA Project recently gave Ethan Coen’s trio of short plays, Almost an Evening, a whirl on the boards at NOCCA. Waiting (directed by James Yeargain) opens with a receptionist (Natalie Boyd) at a desk typing on an old-fashioned typewriter. Mr. Nelson (A.J. Allegra) waits patiently on a chair opposite her as she intermittently snaps curt pronouncements like “No smoking” or “The windows are sealed,” and, most ominously, “There are no doors.” Nelson realizes he’s dead, but has he gone to heaven or hell? The receptionist tells him he will have to wait 820 years before he can be processed. After meetings with other attendants (pictured), problems with paperwork extend his stay to 8,200 years and then 28,000 years before anyone can offer a clarification. Here, the brio of the actors carry us past the droll inanity of the script. The second play, Four Benches (directed by Allegra) begins in the dark and leaves the audience in the dark. We hear two voices — one British (Sam Dudley) and one American (Jared Gore). The men are in a dark sauna, and when the lights flick on, the American is shot with a machine gun. We then follow the dapper Brit as he chats with the murdered man’s father (Jason Kirkpatrick), a manically patriotic man who wears a cowboy hat and describes his son as a “colossus.” It turns out the Brit is some sort of secret agent. In the end, we go back to the sauna, where the Brit meets a Texan — naked except for a towel and cowboy hat. The Brit sheds his accent and decides to give up the spy business, but his friendly gestures are snubbed by the drugstore cowboy. The final piece, Debate (directed by Dudley), begins with a confrontation between a bellowing, foul-mouthed God Who Judges (Kirkpatrick) and a gentle God Who Loves (Yeargain). “It’s the Ten Commandments, not the 10 suggestions!” roars God Who Judges. God Who Loves, by contrast, implores audience members to reach out to one another. Finally driven beyond restraint, God Who Judges physically attacks God Who Loves and gives him the bum’s rush offstage, but God Who Loves returns with a pistol. The madcap theology is followed by an epilogue in a restaurant, where the actors and some fictional audience members discuss the meaning of the scene. Almost an Evening was vibrantly performed. James Bartelle and Kristin Witterschein filled out the excellent cast, and Dan Zimmer designed the effective lighting. — Dalt Wonk

177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 8852000; www.jpas.org — Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts’ off-Broadway musical comedy is a series of vignettes about love and relationships. Tickets $30 general admission, $27 seniors, $20 students. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 20.

St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www. cabaretlechatnoir.com — Carl Walker directs Nell Nolan and Dennis Woltering in the show about two friends living through their letters. A portion of the performance’s proceeds benefit Kingsley House. Tickets $26 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Monday.

LOVE LETTERS. Le Chat Noir, 715

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Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — Roald Dahl’s adventure comes to life with twisting cardboard tunnels, allowing audiences to crawl through the multi-media production’s sets. Tickets $20. Runs through April 3. Days and times vary; visit the CAC website for details.

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TIME. Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-7529; www.anthonybeantheater.com — Former Councilman Oliver Thomas tells his own story of crime, punishment and redemption. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. FridaySaturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.

BURLESQUE & CABARET BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin

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

BUSTOUT BURLESQUE. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 3104999; www.hob.com — The burlesque troupe performs. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday. CROON. Le Chat Noir, 715 St.

Charles Ave., 581-5812; www. cabaretlechatnoir.com — Todd Murray sings jazz and cabaret standards as well as original songs. Tickets $36 general admission (includes $5 drink credit), $30 Mystic Krewe of Satyricon performance (6 p.m. Sunday. Call 525-4498 for that performance only). 8 p.m. Friday.

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THE MIDNIGHT REVUE. Starlight

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

OPERA OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET. The Inn on Bourbon

Hotel, 541 Bourbon St., 5247611; www.innonbourbon.com — Vocalists from the New Orleans Opera Association perform. Free admission. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Monday.

SUSANNAH. Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 865-2074; www.montage.loyno.edu — In Carlisle Floyd’s opera, a 1950s backwoods Tennessee community turns on a free-spirited young woman after she is spied bathing in the baptismal creek. Admission $15-$40. 7:30

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FEAR & LOATHING IN NEW ORLEANS. La Nuit Comedy The-

BARBERSHOP HARMONY SOCIETY. Christ the King Lutheran

Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; www. ctk-nola.org — The Greater New Orleans Chapter holds new member auditions for its Mardi Gras Chorus. Call 3639001 or visit www.mardigraschorus.org for details. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community

College, City Park campus, Orleans Avenue, between City Park Avenue and Navarre Street; www.dcc.edu — The women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 453-0858 or visit www. crescentcitysound.com for details. 7 p.m. Monday.

MARISOL. AllWays Lounge,

2240 St. Claude Ave., 2185778; www.marignytheatre. org — Cripple Creek Theatre Company holds auditions for its April production of the Jose Rivera play. Auditions are by appointment only. Email whelan@cripplecreekplayers. org for details. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.

COMEDY A.S.S.TRONOTS. La Nuit Com-

edy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — Four androids improvise a space voyage based on audience suggestions. Tickets $6. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

BOB BIGGERSTAFF & CHASE DUROUSSEAU. Boomtown

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

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

COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’

Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf.com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open mic portion. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY OPEN-MIC. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts a weekly open-mic comedy night. (Sign-up time is 10:45 p.m.) Tickets $8. 11 p.m. Friday. DYKES OF HAZARD. Rubyfruit Jungle, 1135 Decatur St., 5711863; www.myspace.com/ rubyfruitjunglenola — Kristen Becker hosts a weekly comedy show with live music, sketch comedy, burlesque and more.

ater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — The sketch comedy show boasts vampires, zombies, relationship advice and other horrors. 8:30 p.m. Fridays.

GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit

Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — Actors improvise a comedy based on audience suggestions. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday.

GROUND ZERO COMEDY. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 3715543; www.maisonfrenchmen. com — The show features local stand-up comedians. Sign-up is 7:30 p.m; show is 8 p.m. Friday. LA NUIT STAND-UP OPEN MIC.

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

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

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

2441 A.P. Tureaud Ave., 9484003 — Tony Frederick hosts the open mic comedy show. 8 p.m. Wednesday. ROUNDHOUSE. La Nuit Com-

edy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — Comedians perform a barefoot, long-form improvisation show. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday.

SIDNEY’S STAND-UP OPEN MIC. Sidney’s, 1674 Barataria

Blvd., Marrero, 341-0103 — The show features professional, amateur and first-time comics. Free admission. Sign-up is 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Thursday. STUPID TIME MACHINE. The Factory, 8314 Oak St. — The improv group performs a weekly comedy show. Audiences are asked to bring their own chairs. Tickets $1-$6. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; www.carrolltonstation.com — The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Wednesday. For complete listings, visit www.bestofneworleans.com.

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FAMILY Tuesday 8 KINDER GARDEN: WINTER IN THE GARDEN . Longue

Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — Children and accompanying adults explore the world of insects through ageappropriate activities. Tickets $12 general admission, $10 members. Call 293-4722 or email lvaughn@longuevue. com for details. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. TODDLER TIME . Louisiana

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

Thursday 10 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of

Friday 11 BARNEY LIVE IN CONCERT: BIRTHDAY BASH . New Orleans

Arena, 1501 Girod St., 5873663; www.neworleansarena.com — Barney and his friends star in an interactive concert with more than 25 songs. Visit www.barneylivetour.com for details. Admission $15-$55 (plus fees). 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Saturday 12 GLEN GHIRARDI . Children’s

Castle, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 468-7231 — The magician performs. Admission $5. 11:30 a.m. RADIO WORKSHOP. National

World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — Workshop activities include making radio sound effects, listening to old-time radio shows and famous WWII-era broadcasts, and being part of the cast of an original radio story. The work-

shop is intended for children ages 8-12. Pre-registration is required. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 or email lauren.handley@ nationalww2museum.org for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. VALENTINE’S DAY DECORATING . Southern

Food & Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 5690405; www.southernfood. org — Kids can decorate sugar cookies at the event. Pre-registration is required. Admission $5, free for members. 10 a.m. to noon.

EVENTS Tuesday 8 CANCER EDUCATION CLASS. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www. ejgh.org — The hospital hosts “I Can Cope,” a series of educational classes for people facing cancer. Call 456-5000 for information. 6 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Broadway Street

Market, 200 Broadway St., 861-5898; www.marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DEALING WITH LOSS. West Jefferson Behavioral Medicine Center, 229 Bellemeade Blvd., Gretna, 391-2440 — The center offers a weekly support group. Call Doreen Fowler for details. 6 p.m. EUCLID RECORDS TRIVIA NIGHT.

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

HOMEBUYERS’ WORKSHOP. Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., 581-7032; www.prcno. org — The topic of the session is “To Renovate or Not to Renovate.” Free admission. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. HOTEL MONTELEONE 125H ANNIVERSARY EVENTS. Hotel

Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com — The hotel’s anniversary celebration kicks off with a Champagne toast and book signing for Jenny Adams’ Hotel Monteleone: More Than a Landmark, The Heart of New Orleans Since 1886. A luncheon and panel discussion of the hotel’s literary history and Italian-American influence follows the toast. Call 681-4452 for details. Admission $35 for the luncheon. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS MEETING .

Ochsner Hospital, Tom and Gayle Benson Research Building, IS Conference Room, 1516 Jefferson Hwy., (800) 231-5257; www.ochsner.org — The topic of the monthly dinner meeting is “Daring to Lead.” Call 391-6112 or 250-5311 for details. Admission $20. 6:30 p.m. MARRIAGE COMMUNICATION GROUP. Counseling Solutions

of Catholic Charities, 921 Aris Ave., Metairie, 835-5007 — A licensed clinical social worker leads the 6-week group for married couples who would like to improve their communication. Pre-registration is required. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Wednesday 9 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS MEETING .

Georgian Furnishing, 5400 Jefferson Hwy., 733-4141; www.georgianfurnishing. com — The New Orleans chapter of the group meets. Call 733-4141, email sberger@ georgianfurnishing.com or visit www.asidneworleans.org for details. Free for first-time nonmembers, $20 for subsequent meetings. 5:30 p.m.

CHARISMATIC BATTLE VII . Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www. antennagallery.org — The event combines debate with interactive performance art. Blu Beverage performs. Email pauline.in.peril@gmail.com for details. Admission $3. 8 p.m. COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City

Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh local goods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. ENCOURAGE SUPPORT GROUP.

Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, 1717 St. Charles Ave., (888) 899-2288; www.breastcenter.com — Dr. Marga F. Massey discusses care and treatment of lymphedema. Reservations are required. Call 899-2800 or email encourage@breastcenter.com for details. Free admission. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market,

French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — The weekly market offers seasonal produce, seafood, prepared foods, smoothies and more. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. GET TO KNOW GOD. Lost & Found Center, 901 Independence St., 344-1234; www.lostandfoundcenter. org — The group meets every week to discuss Bible Scripture. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. East

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

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Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — The American Cancer Society sponsors a group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Call 4565000 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. INFANCY TO INDEPENDENCE .

St. Matthew/Central United Church of Christ, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8196; www.stmatthew-nola.org — The parent-child education and support group uses enriching activities in music, art and play. Visit www. infancytoindependence.org for details. 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday-Thursday.

LAKEVIEW MARKETPLACE .

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

MODEL GREEN HOUSE . 409

Andry St., between Douglass Street and the levee; www. globalgreen.org/neworleans — Global Green provides tours of its model green house, which uses renewable energy from solar panels and other sources. Call 525-2121 or visit the website for details. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Begue’s Restaurant at the Royal Sonesta, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2278; www.beguesneworleans.com — The monthly luncheon features a number of speakers. Call 553-2220 or email nscallan@royalsonestano.com for details. Admission $40. Noon.

SAVE OUR CEMETERIES CEMETERY TOURS. The group

conducts tours of New Orleans cemeteries. Call 5253377 for details.

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YAPPY HOUR . Ruby’s

Roadhouse, 840 Lamarque St., Mandeville, (985) 6269748; www.rubysroadhouse. com — The benefit for Pelican Bark Park, the Northshore’s first dog park, features drink specials, a pet fashion show, a Humane Society pet adoption tent and more. Pets welcome. Admission $5. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday 10 ARABIC ROMANCE POETRY FROM MEDIEVAL SPAIN . East

Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — Richmond Eustis and Mozarabic Kharja discuss the early Arabic romance poetry from medieval Spain. 7 p.m. CANCER EDUCATION CLASS. First Baptist Church of New Orleans, 5290 Canal Blvd., 482-5775; www.fbcno.org — The church hosts “I Can Cope,” a series of educational classes for people facing cancer. Call 957-5226 for information. 6:30 p.m. CHANGES. Hey! Cafe, 4332

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

FRESH MARKET. Circle Food

Store, 1522 St. Bernard Ave. — The Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium market features fresh produce, dairy, seafood, baked goods and more. EBT and WIC accepted. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

IRON RAIL LADIES’ NIGHT. The Iron Rail, 511 Marigny St., 948-0963; www.ironrail.org — Iron Rail offers a weekly creative space for women. Email ladiesnight.ironrail@ gmail.com for details. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. LANDMARKS IN TROUBLE: NEW ORLEANS’ HISTORIC AFRICANAMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

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

Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., 5817032; www.prcno.org — The panel discusses schools significant to the New Orleans African-American community. Call 636-3067 or email prc@ prcno.org for details. Free admission. 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT JW MARRIOTT. JW Marriott New

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM SECOND THURSDAYS.

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

WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. 484 Sala

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

Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., 5686968; www.lsm.crt.state. la.us — Archaeologist Andrea White presents “Layers of History: Urban Archaeology in the Crescent City.” Free admission. 6 p.m. SENSATIONAL COMBINATIONS FOR SWEETHEARTS. Martin

Wine Cellar Deli & Catering, 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — The tasting features red, port and sparkling wines

paired with assorted cheeses and chocolate. Admission $30. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE . Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — The group offers lessons in African dance and more, along with nutrition, health and wellness seminars. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Monday.

Friday 11 ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLIC/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES. Fair Grinds

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

GOLDEN COMMUNITY LUNCHEON . Lakeview

Shepherd Center, 5914 Canal Blvd., 484-0885; www.lakeviewshepherdcenternola.org — Saul Schneider, accompanied by Tom Hook, sings Broadway standards at the Valentine’s Day luncheon. Reservations are recommended. Call 4840885 for details. Admission $5 suggested donation. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK . Armstrong Park, North

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

TULANE MAYA SYMPOSIUM & WORKSHOP: THE RISE OF MAYA CIVILIZATION . New Orleans

Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org — The symposium features a keynote talk by Richard Hansen, as well as other lectures and workshops held at Tulane University (6823 St. Charles Ave., www.tulane.edu). Visit http://mari.tulane.edu/TMS for details. Keynote speech (6 p.m. Friday) is free. Admission for other events is $150, $50 for students. Friday-Sunday. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans

Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org — The museum’s weekly event features music, performances, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.

YOUTH SPORTS & HEALTH FAIR . East Jefferson Family

YMCA, 6691 Riverside Drive, 888-9622 — The fair features more than 20 vendors, line dancing, Zumba Gold and yoga stretch sessions. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Convention Center Hotel, 859 Convention Center Blvd., 613-2888; www.marriott.com — The ACLU Foundation of Louisiana presents the award to chef Leah Chase. The gala also includes a silent auction and cash bar. Call 522-0628 ext. 28 or email mhogan@laaclu.org for details. Admission $80. 6 p.m. BAYOU TECHE BEER TASTING . Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.southernfood.org — Participants learn about the origins of the brewery and the creation of the beers and can try samples. Free with museum admission. 2 p.m. BOX OF WINE PARADE FUNDRAISER . Backyard Ballroom, 3519 St. Claude Ave., 945-9936; www.frontmanshow. com — The krewe hosts a fundraiser for its parade, which rolls on Bacchus Sunday. Email amcovi@hotmail.com for details. Admission $20. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. BROAD STREET BAZAAR . 300 N. Broad St., corner of Bienville Street — The monthly market features health screenings, jewelry, food vendors and more. Call 561-7495 or visit www. broadcommunityconnections.org for details. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CAN I EAT THAT?. Fontainebleau State

Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — The site ranger leads a a hike focusing on edible plants that can be found along the nature trail. 10:30 a.m.

CARNIVAL KICK-OFF TASTING . Martin

Wine Cellar, 3500 Magazine St., 8947420 — The tasting pairs wine with Carnival foods such as jambalaya and king cake. Admission $25. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, 861-5898; www. marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. EAGLE WATCH . Fontainebleau State

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

ERACE NEW ORLEANS MEETING . J.

Singleton School, 1924 Philip St., 5812388 — ERACE meets for its weekly discussion group. Call 866-1163 for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

FOUR BEATS ONE HEART FUNDRAISER . CNO’S Meals To Go, 4240 Hwy. 22, (985) 624-8503; www.cnosmealsolutions.com — The event highlights four charities — Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Advocacy Center Hope House, Humane Society and Covington Food Bank — and features cooking demonstration, food sampling, door prizes and dog adoptions. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. FURTASTIC FUNDRAISER . Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916;

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Reuse Workshop, 1239 St. Ferdinand St. — The Preservation Salvage Store and REpurposingNOLA Piece by Peace host the hands-on workshop about how to create a wooden serving tray from reclaimed construction materials. Preregistration is required. Call 947-0038 or visit www.prcno.org for details. Admission $35. 10 a.m. to noon.

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www.maplestreetbookshop. com — Twenty percent of store sales benefit the LA/SPCA’s feral cat program and the SULA Foundation, and the event also features a silent auction, book signings, a raffle and refreshments. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Book signings are at 11:30 a.m. (Johnette Downing) and 3 p.m. (Julie Klam). GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation,

13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GREEN PROJECT SATURDAY WORKSHOP. Green Project, 2831

Marais St., 945-0240; www. thegreenproject.org — The hands-on program discusses vegetable gardening and companion planting. Admission $5, free for members. 10 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET.

Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — The weekly rainor-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 581-4367; www. generationshall.net — Actors, producers and crew from HBO’s Treme will attend the fundraiser for Roots of Music and New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation. The gala also features auctions, food from local chefs and live music. Call 940-8275 or email tremeauction@gmail.com for details. Admission $150. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. NATURE: A CLOSER LOOK .

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

NEW ORLEANS MUSCLE WALK . The Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St. — Part of a nation wide initiative by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the walk features a second line through the Riverwalk Marketplace. Call 455-4460 or visit www.mdausa.org for details. 9 a.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET.

Sankofa Farmers Market, 5500 St. Claude Ave., 975-5168; www. sankofafarmersmarket.org — The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. SKULLS & BONES. Fontainebleau

State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — The site ranger discusses the bone structure of a variety of animals inhabiting the park.

11 a.m. SWEETHEARTS SOIREE .

Michaul’s Live Cajun Music Restaurant, 840 St. Charles Ave., 522-5517 — Audubon Charter School’s annual fundraising event features live music by Sunpie Barnes and food from local restaurants. Call 324-7100 or email sophia_ griffies@auduboncharter.com for details. Admission $40-$70. Patron party 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., gala 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

TOUR DU PHO. Pho Hoa, 1308

Manhattan Blvd, 302-2094 — The event involves tastings at Vietnamese restaurants to determine the city’s best pho. Visit www.nola-eats.com for details. 2 p.m.

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

Teachers of New Orleans, 4718 Paris Ave., 304-2160; www. utno.org — Students at the Center, Andover Bread Loaf Writing Workshop and United Teachers of New Orleans offer a free monthly writing workshop for New Orleans public school teachers. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday 13 DIMENSIONS OF LIFE DIALOGUE .

New Orleans Lyceum, 618 City Park Ave., 460-9049; www. lyceumproject.com — The nonreligious, holistic discussion group focuses on human behavior with the goal of finding fulfillment and enlightenment. Call 368-9770 for details. Free. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

NEEDLE JUNKIES. 3 Ring Circus’

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

OUTDOOR COOKING . Bogue

Chitto Park, 17049 State Park Blvd., Franklinton, (888) 6777312 — The park ranger teaches about traditional open fire cooking. 10 a.m. to noon. PRIMITIVE WOODWORKING .

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

Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium, 6500 Magazine St. — Veterinarian Cara Field discusses the health and animal care issues encountered during animal rescue after the BP oil disaster. Call 780-8889 or visit www.louisiana.sierraclub.org/

neworleans for details. Free admission. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. SUNDAY SALON . Longue

Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — David Baker, environmental curator at Studio in the Woods, speaks at the bi-monthly discussion series about the arts and the environment. Call 293-4726 or email hschackai@longuevue. com for details. Free admission. 3 p.m.

WHO’S WHO IN “I DO”.

Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 581-4367; www. generationshall.net — The bridal show features displays from wedding vendors, door prizes and giveaways. Visit www.stylemywedding.info for details. Admission $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday 14 KATHA POLLITT. Tulane University, Lavin-Bernick Center, Kendall Cram Lecture Hall — The Nation political columnist and poet speaks. 7 p.m. TOASTMASTERS MEETING .

com/huggableheroes.aspx for details. Application deadline is Feb. 28. ECO-FRIENDLY COOKBOOK COMPETITION . YBGreen’s

competition invites students or their parents to submit ecofriendly, vegan or vegetarian recipes for an online cookbook. The top three recipes receive cash prizes. Visit www.ybgreen. net for details. Submission deadline is Feb. 18. award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to the environmental welfare of New Orleans and southeast Louisiana. Visit www.thegreenproject.org for details. Nomination deadline is Feb. 28.

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST. The museum seeks

essays on the topic “Why should we remember Pearl Harbor?” for the contest that awards a cash prize. The entry divisions are middle school (grades 5-8) and high school (grades 9-12). Essays are accepted online only. Visit www.nationalww2museum. org/essaycontests for details. Submission deadline is March 31.

OCHSNER STAR PROGRAM . The

UNITED NONPROFITS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS.

PROJECT HOMECOMING . The

SPORTS NEW ORLEANS HORNETS. New

Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., 587-3663; www.neworleansarena.com — The Hornets play the Chicago Bulls. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for details. 7 p.m. Saturday.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS.

New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., 587-3663; www. neworleansarena.com — The basketball showmen bring their mix of athleticism and comedy to New Orleans. Visit www. harlemglobetrotters.com for details. Admission $15-$90. 3 p.m. Sunday.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP HUGGABLE HEROES. The pro-

gram recognizes young leaders ages 8 to 18 with college scholarships and donations to the charities of their choice. Visit www.lovehugssmiles.

TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION .

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

THE GREEN GIANT AWARD. The

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — New Orleans Toastmasters Club hosts an open weekly meeting (except holidays) to hone the skills of speaking, listening and thinking. Call 2518600 or visit www.notoast234. freetoasthost.org for details. 6 p.m. Nonprofit Central, 1824 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 895-2361; www.nonprofit-central.org — Nonprofit Central hosts a weekly meeting for all leaders of nonprofit groups. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at 8885880 for details.

hospital accepts applications for a free high school science program featuring hands-on research in a laboratory with medical scientists. Call 8425321, visit www.ochsner.org/ star or email asharai@ochsner. org for details. Application deadline is March 14. faith-based nonprofit seeks homes still damaged (50 percent or more) by Hurricane Katrina to be rebuilt. Call 9420444, ext. 244 for details.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION . Bayou Rebirth

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

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS.

Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 832-8111 for details. LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS.

Dorothy Dorsett Brown LA/ SPCA Campus, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., Algiers, 368-5191; www. la-spca.org — The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Dionne Simoneaux at dionne@la-spca.org.

WORDS 17 POETS! LITERARY SERIES. Gold Mine Saloon, 705 Dauphine St., 568-0745; www.goldminesaloon.net — The series features writers Robert Antoni and Ali Bujnowski. Jimmy Ross hosts an open mic following the readings. Visit www.17poets.com for details. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

AL KENNEDY. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The author discusses Big Chief Harrison

and the Mardi Gras Indians. 7 p.m. Tuesday. The author also appears at the Jefferson Parish West Bank Regional Library (2571 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 364-2660). 7 p.m. Wednesday.

ANDREA BUCHANAN . Garden

District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs Live and Let Love. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

BOOK TO MOVIE DISCUSSION GROUP. East Bank Regional

Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The group discusses Evelyn Waugh’s The Loved One and views the book’s film adaptation. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

BRAD RICHARD. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The poet signs and reads from Motion Studies. 6 p.m. Thursday. DEBORAH HARKNESS. Octavia

Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The author signs and reads from A Discovery of Witches. 6 p.m. Monday.

DIANNE DE LAS CASAS & MARITA GENTRY. Octavia Books, 513

Octavia St., 899-7323 — The author and illustrator sign There’s a Dragon in the Library. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. MAPLE LEAF READING SERIES. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 8669359; www.mapleleafbar.com — The weekly reading series presents featured writers followed by an open mic. Free admission. 3 p.m. Sunday. NINTH WARD LITERACY DAY. Sankofa Farmers Market, 5500 St. Claude Ave., 975-5168; www. sankofafarmersmarket.org — Author Berthe Amoss signs and gives away her books free through a national grant from Mortar Board. The event also features arts and crafts. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. OPEN MIC POETRY & SPOKEN WORD. Yellow Moon Bar, 800

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

OUTLOUD! Rubyfruit Jungle,

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

POETRY MEETING . New Orleans Poetry Forum, 257 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 835-8472 — The forum holds workshops every Wednesday. 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. R. STEPHANIE BRUNO. Octavia

Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — The author discusses and signs New Orleans Streets: A Walker’s Guide to Neighborhood Architecture. 6 p.m. Tuesday. She also appears at Maple Street Book Shop (7523 Maple St., 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop.com). 6 p.m. Thursday.

SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The group discusses Robert Charles Wilson’s Mysterium. 10:30 a.m. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; www.neutralground. org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

ELISE BALLARD. Garden District

TROY GILBERT, JACQUES SOULAS & JERRY EDGAR . Garden District

FOOD BOOK CLUB. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 8381190 — The group discusses Mark Kurlansky’s Salt: A World History. 10 a.m. Saturday.

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

Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs Epiphany: True Stories of Sudden Insight to Inspire, Encourage, and Transform. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers,

Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The authors discuss and sign Cafe Degas Cookbook. 1 p.m. Saturday. They also appear at Kitchen Witch Cookbooks Shop (631 Toulouse St., 528-8382). 1 p.m. Sunday.

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in the last year. White-tablecloth restaurants, food trucks, specialty markets, bakeries and other culinary purveyors featured in the pages of Gambit in 2010 all will be handing out food samples to attendees. Complimentary beer and wine will be provided by Abita Brewery and Clever Wine Bar. The Food Revue will take place Feb. 16 (7 p.m.-9 p.m.) at New Orleans City Park’s Pavilion of the Two Sisters. Tickets are $45, with a limited number of $65 tickets for early VIP admission. For a complete list of participating restaurants or to purchase tickets, visit www.bestofneworleans.com.

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127 N. Carrollton Ave., 483-1571; www. rue127.com WHEN

Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. HOW MUCH

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Recommended

WHAT WORKS

Concept, technique and presentation are beautifully in sync

BUBBLING UP IN THE CBD

The newly opened CBD restaurant Ste. Marie (930 Poydras St., 304-6988; www.stemarienola.com) is the latest from the company behind the tavern Capdeville, the club Republic New Orleans and the lounges Loa and LePhare. Chef Isaac Toups was previously at the now-closed Cuvee, and his menu features many French bistro standards, like pan-fried liver, escargot, steak frites and burgers. Sparkling wine is the focus at the bar, which stocks some 22 varieties. Ste. Marie serves dinner nightly and lunch Mon.-Sat.

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The confines can seem cramped.

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A tiny Mid-City bistro with outsized culinary ambitions

930 TCHOUPITOULAS ST., 588-2123 www.cochonrestaurant.com

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than cutting-edge. A downside is that one person’s coziness may trigger another’s clausPHOTO BY trophobia, and it doesn’t take IAN MCNULTY many people to crowd the place. A few outdoor tables make good alternatives in suitable weather. Service involves a mix of polished professionals and the chef’s family members, who give Rue 127 an endearing intimacy. When the gentleman behind the bar recommends the salmon, the filial pride is unmistakable. I also recommend that salmon, which has a pankocrusted crunch over a caramelized surface and a supple, buttery interior. But I’d skip the poached bass, which tasted washed out, and the roasted chicken, which lacked crackle on top and juiciness within. I was much happier with the steamed mussels, an appetizer generous enough to serve as a small entree, especially with its complementing cone of thick, Parmesan-sprinkled fries. Mushroom risotto is balanced, smooth and smoky — basically perfect. It’s rare for such a small restaurant to have a dedicated pastry chef. But Joanna Palmer shows the benefit. Her roster of desserts includes such delicate extravagances as a Creole cream cheese Napoleon layered with lacy hazelnut tuile and a bar of cheesecake with salted caramel and almond brittle. Though I initially pegged her fried cupcakes as a novelty item, the burst of warm frosting beneath each cake’s pliant shell sold me on the concept. It’s easy to see why the neighborhood has embraced Rue 127, but cooking of this caliber, and a setting this inviting, are worth crossing town to experience.

K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN 416 CHARTRES ST., 596-2530 www.chefpaul.com

The menu ranges globally but comes home to chef Paul Prudhomme’s Cajun country flavors.

BON TON CAFE

401 MAGAZINE ST., 524-3386 www.thebontoncafe.com

The cafe is steeped in tradition and replete with Cajun seafood dishes.

WAYNE JACOB’S SMOKEHOUSE & RESTAURANT

769 W. 5TH ST., LAPLACE, (985) 652-9990

Upriver and worth the drive, a casual cafe is attached to an artisan smokehouse.

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NORTH COAST, CALIFORNIA / $21-$25 RETAIL

Valentine’s Day is the time to think pink, and this pale rose from California’s Schramsberg house pleases the palate at a reasonable price. Grapes for the Pinot Noir/Chardonnay blend were sourced from Napa, Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin counties. It offers aromas of flowers, red berry, apple and citrus and has subtle flavors of strawberry, watermelon, raspberry and hints of bread, and provides crisp acidity on a clean finish. Drink it with sushi, ceviche, grilled salmon, pate, mild cheeses, oysters, simple pasta dishes and light meats. Buy it at: Rouses Uptown, Swirl Wine Market and Dorignac’s. Drink it at: Irene’s Cuisine and Cafe Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar. — Brenda Maitland

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here’s no guilt about eavesdropping at Rue 127. Tables placed close together in a tiny dining room make at least some conversation crossover inevitable, and it also gives a pretty good gauge on this upscale neighborhood bistro. I lost track of how often diners informed their servers, or adjacent tables, that they strolled over from their homes “just around the corner.” For a restaurant open for just four months, Rue 127 has earned itself quite a local following. Another bit of commonly overheard commentary explains why. That would be the typical round of enthused praise as dishes arrive. Rue 127’s menu reads straightforwardly, yet the results on the plate can set a table abuzz. Scallops are seared with an edge so rigid they nearly stand on end over a meltingly soft foundation of wild mushrooms and ambrosial saffron sauce. The humble-sounding pork chop proved a smoky, char-marked antidote to a recent freezing night, and the veritable salad of micro greens and fried shallots heaped over it added another dimension. At Sunday brunch, a so-called hash materialized as sculpted stacks of fried tomato, chicken and sweet potato topped with poached eggs and finished with chili-tinged hollandaise. There’s plenty to talk about with food so creatively wrought, visually appealing and skillfully executed. It’s the work of chef/owner Ray Gruezke, a New Orleans native who was sous chef at Le Foret before opening his own place. The building he chose is a narrow cottage painstakingly renovated as the restaurant Arabesque. The glassed-in kitchen lends a touch of modern style, though with its familiar shotgun house dimensions, this restaurant feels more cottage-cozy

Pastry chef Joanna Palmer creates desserts like the Creole cream cheese Napoleon at Rue 127.

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CAMELLIA CAFE — 69455 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com — A family-friendly atmosphere and local flavors are calling cards of Camellia Cafe. The Riverbend platter is a feast of catfish, shrimp, oysters, crab fingers, soft shell crab and hushpuppies. The Monterey chicken is grilled and topped with onions, peppers, mushrooms and cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ FAT HEN GRILL — 1821 Hickory Ave., Hara-

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han, 287-4581; www.fathengrill.com — Fat Hen serves barbecue, burgers and breakfast. Pit-cooked barbecue options include St. Louis-style spare ribs. Burgers are made with all Black Angus beef ground in-house daily. There is a full bar. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BAR & GRILL DINO’S BAR & GRILL — 1128 Tchoupitoulas St., 558-0900 — Dino’s kitchen serves burgers, chicken tenders, salads and wraps. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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

THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE ROOSEVELT HOTEL BAR — 116 Uni-

vesity Place, 566-9444; www.roosevelthotelbar.com — The creative bar food at this CBD lounge includes duck confit po-boys with pickled red onions and Satsuma jam, and crawfish waffle cakes made with a tarragon johnnycake batter and topped with crawfish tails and creme fraiche. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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

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

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

WALKER’S BAR-B-QUE — 10828 Hayne

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

CAFE THE BREAKROOM CAFÉ — 3431 Houma

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

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

and spicy pickles on rye. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St., 8613615 — The signature Lot-o-Burger is as good as ever, or try the castle burgers. Fried seafood and plate lunches provide square meals, as do the sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TERRAZU — 201 St. Charles Ave., 287-

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

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

CHINESE CHINA ORCHID — 704 S. Carrollton Ave.,

865-1428; www.chinaorchidneworleans. com — This longtime Riverbend restaurant offers a wide array of Chinese dishes. Sizzling black pepper beef or chicken is prepared with onions, red and green peppers and brown sauce and served on a hot plate with steamed rice on the side. Other options include fried rice, noodle and egg foo young dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINA ROSE — 3501 N. Arnoult Road.,

Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton

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RICCOBONO’S PANOLA STREET CAFE —

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

ST. JAMES CHEESE COMPANY — 5004

Prytania St., 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com — The cheese shop offers more than 100 varieties of cheese from around the world. A small menu includes creative sandwiches, salads and specials. The Radette cheese sandwich includes house-made pastrami

Metairie, 887-3295 — China Rose offers many Chinese seafood specialties. The Lomi Lomi combines jumbo shrimp, pineapple and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, fries them golden brown and serves them on a bed of sautéed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Ave., 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009

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

THREE HAPPINESS — 1900 Lafayette St.,

Suite 4, Gretna, 368-1355; www.threehappiness.com — Three Happiness

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

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

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

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

PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; www.pinkberry.com — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

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

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

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

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis

St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French

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Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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

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

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

MR. ED’S CREOLE GRILLE— 5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992; www.mredsno.com — Mr. Ed’s offers seafood dishes and some Italian accents. Try shrimp beignets with sweet chili glaze or creamy blue crab dip. Eggplant Vincent is a fried eggplant cup filled with crawfish and shrimp and served with pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters

DELI Ave., Harahan, 734-8455; www.cellersrr. com — 1801 Dickory Ave., Harahan, 7348455; www.cellarsrr.com — The deli at this wine shop serves up hearty dishes and creative sandwiches like the “spicy bird” with smoked turkey, applewoodsmoked bacon, pepper Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo on a croissant. The shrimp remoulade salad is served over romaine with cucumbers and tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

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

888-2010; www.koshercajun.com — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer

Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www.martinwine.com — Sandwiches piled high with cold cuts, salads, hot sandwiches, soups and lunch specials are available at the deli counter. The Cedric features chicken breast, spinach, Swiss, tomatoes and red onions on seven-grain bread. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

DINER AMERICAN PIE DINER — 2244 Veterans

Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 468-2187 — American Pie serves breakfast around the clock and a menu of burgers and Americana classics. The Reuben has melted Swiss over pastrami and sauerkraut and is served with fries or chips. Chicken quesadillas with provolone

www.daisydukesrestaurant.com — Daisy Dukes is known for its seafood omelet and serves a wide variety of Cajun spiced Louisiana favorites, burgers, po-boys and seafood, including boiled crawfish and oysters on the half-shell. Breakfast is served all day. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

STEVE’S DINER — 201 St. Charles Ave.,

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

FRENCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., 895-

0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com — Enjoy classic French dishes from escargot in garlic butter to veal liver or steak au poivre. Other dishes include roasted duck and New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine

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

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

MANDINA’S

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

JAPANESE KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-3644

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

MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave.,

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

MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAK-

brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., 3093570 — Chef Michelle Matlock offers contemporary Louisiana cooking. Chambord duckling is served with cherry vinaigrette. Seared foie gras is complemented by vanilla parsnip puree. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitou-

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

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur St.,

587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com — Attiki features a range of Mediterranean cuisine including entrees of beef kebabs and chicken shawarma. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St.,

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

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN

HOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., 4109997; www.japanesebistro.com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickorysmoked pork and char-broiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

INDIAN

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

JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-6666; www.

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY

GOURMET TO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez,

Chalmette, 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-8146; www.breauxmart.com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

schiroscafe.com — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Mag-

azine St., 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

ITALIAN CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-

2154; www.cafegiovanni.com — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 581-7253;

ATCHAFALAYA RESTAURANT — 901 Louisiana Ave., 891-9626; www. cafeatchafalaya.com — Atchafalaya serves creative contemporary Creole cooking. Shrimp and grits feature headon Gulf shrimp in a smoked tomato and andouille broth over creamy grits. There’s a Bloody Mary bar at brunch. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-

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

MILA — 817 Common St., 412-2580;

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

RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark. com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily,

JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Maga-

NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL — 3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; 1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; www. nachomamasmexicangrill.com — These taquerias serve Mexican favorites such as portobello mushroom fajitas and chile rellenos. There are happy hour margaritas on weekdays and daily drink specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-

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

there’s nothing more romantic than sharing a sizzling steak dinner.

MUSIC AND FOOD GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-

8899; www.gazebocafenola.com — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St.,

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

THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St.,

527-5000;

Extended hours Valentine’s Day weekend.

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

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Out2Eat — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — 626

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

NEIGHBORHOOD GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100

Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com — Gott Gourmet’s menu of creative dishes and sandwiches includes a cochon de lait po-boy made with pulled pork, homecooked Dr. Pepperhoney-baked ham, pickles, Gruyere cheese, ancho-honey coleslaw and honey mustard-chile mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards. $ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iber-

ville St., 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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0841; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, 737-3933; www.kozcooks.com — Louisiana favorites such as seafood platters, muffulettas and more than 15 types of po-boys, ranging from hot sausage to cheeseburger, are available at Koz’s. The Will’s Chamber of Horrors sandwich features roast beef, ham, turkey, Swiss and American cheese, Italian dressing and hot mustard. . No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ LIUZZA’S RESTAURANT & BAR —

3636 Bienville St., 482-9120; www. liuzzas.com — This neighborhood favorite serves casual Creole and Italian fare. The Frenchuletta is a muffuletta on French bread served hot. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$

MR. ED’S RESTAURANT — 910 W.

Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, 8380022 — Popular dishes include seafood-stuffed bell peppers loaded with shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat, topped with buttered breadcrumbs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RAJUN CAJUN CAFE — 5209 W. Na-

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

PIZZa MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING —

2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8328032; www.marktwainspizza.com

— Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717

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

REGINELLI’S — 741 State St., 8991414; 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-6868; 874 Harrison Ave., 488-0133; 3244 Magazine St. 8957272; 5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0111; www.reginellis.com — This New Orleans original offers a range of pizzas, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

R&O’S RESTAURANT — 216 Old

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

SLICE PIZZERIA — 1513 St. Charles

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

THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA —

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

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

SaNDWICHES & PO-BOYS MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454

Magazine St., 899-3374; www. mahonyspoboys.com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PARKWAY BAKERY AND TAVERN — 538 N. Hagen Ave., 482-3047 —

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

SAMMY’S PO-BOYS & CATERING — 901 Veterans Memorial Blvd.,

Metairie, 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com — Sammy’s offers a wide array of po-boys and wraps. The house-cooked bottom round beef in gravy is a specialty. The menu also includes salads, seafood platters, a few Italian dishes and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $ TRACEY’S — 2604 Magazine St., 899-2054; www.traceysnola.com — The roast beef po-boy dripping with garlicky gravy is the highlight of a menu transplanted from the former Parasol’s to this Uptown bar. Other options include fried seafood and bar noshing items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

SEaFOOD JACK DEMPSEY’S — 738 Poland Ave., 943-9914 — The Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a trainingtable feast of gumbo, shrimp, oysters, catfish, redfish and crawfish pies, plus two side items. Other dishes include broiled redfish and fried soft-shell crab. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. and dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ COTE BRASSERIE — 700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www. lacotebrasserie.com — This stylish restaurant in the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel serves an array of raw and cooked seafood. Tabasco and Steen’s Cane Syrup glazed salmon is served with shrimp mirliton ragout. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ LA

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

SOuL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., 241-2548;

www.bigmommaschickenandwaffles.com — Big Mamma’s serves hearty combinations like the six-piece which includes a waffle and six fried wings served crispy or dipped in sauce. Breakfast is served all day. All items are cooked to order. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., Lunch daily, dinner Sun. Credit cards. $

StEaKHOuSE RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE —

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

taPaS/SPaNISH GALVEZ RESTAURANT — 914 N. Pe-

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

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2601 Royal St., 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and latenight Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metarie

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

VIEtNaMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania

Chef/proprietor Diana Chauvin prepares innovative Thai dishes at La Thai Uptown (4938 Prytania St., 899-8886; www.lathaiuptown.com). PHOTO BY CHerYl GerBer

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

DOSON NOODLE HOUSE — 135 N.

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

PHO HOA RESTAURANT — 1308 Manhattan Blvd., 302-2094 — Pho Hoa serves staple Vietnamese dishes including beef broth soups, vermicelli bowls, rice dishes and banh mi sandwiches. Bo kho is a

popular beef stew. Appetizers include fried egg rols, crab rangoons and rice paper spring rolls. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PHO NOLA — 3320 Transcontinental

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

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

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Aspen is an 11-month-old, neutered, Pit Bull mix. He’s a playful little chap whose currently in our Fast Track foster program. Aspen gets along great with dogs and cats, so hopes his new home will have lots of furry friends. To meet Aspen or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191.

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SUPPLEMENTAL CITATION PROBATE PROCEEDINGS FILE NO. 2010-2548

Testamentary to Lawrence W. McMinn and Beth E. McMinn.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, BY THE GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENDENT

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the seal of the Surrogate’s Court of Monroe County is affixed hereto. WITNESS, Hon. Edmund A. Calvaruso, Surrogate of the County of Monroe, New York on the 4th day of January, 2011

To: (1) Kenneth Denton and Tammy Denton, as distributees, that is, grandnephew and grandniece of Dale L. Fones, deceased, and Katherine Denton, Jonathan Denton, Katelyn Denton, Kate Denton, and John W. Denton, IV, as distributees, that is, great grandnephews and great grandnieces of Dale L. Fones, deceased, whose estate is involved in these proceedings, whose mailing addresses and/or residences cannot, after due diligence, be ascertained by Petitioners, if living, but if deceased, their distributees, legal representatives, assigns and all persons who by purchase, inheritance or otherwise have or claim to have an interest in the estate of Dale L. Fones, derived through said Kenneth Denton, Tammy Denton, Katherine Denton, Jonathan Denton, Katelyn Denton, Kate Denton and John W. Denton, IV, whose addresses are unknown to the Petitioners A Petition having been filed by Lawrence W. McMinn and Beth E. McMinn, domiciled at 4571 Belknap Hill Road, Branchport, New York 14418 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Monroe County, at the Monroe County Court House, Room 533, Hall of Justice, in the City of Rochester, New York, on February 15, 2011, at 9:30 A.M. why a Decree should not be made in the Estate of Dale L. Fones, lately domiciled at 526 Winchester Street, Rochester, New York: (1) admitting to probate a certain instrument in writing bearing the date of September 4, 1991 and a certain instrument in writing bearing the date of March 22, 2001, relating to real and/or personal property to be duly proved as the Last Will and Testament and Codicil of Dale L. Fones; and (2) granting Letters

Mark Annunziata, Chief Clerk Monroe County Surrogate’s Court Attorney for Petitioners: ROBERT C. FOSTER, ESQ. Address of Attorney: 305 Liberty Street Penn Yan, New York 14527 Telephone No. (315) 536-2500 NOTICE TO DISTRIBUTEES OF DALE L. FONES This Citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obligated to appear in person. If you fail to appear or file written objections, it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested. You have the right to have an attorney at law appear for you. The foregoing Citation is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of Hon. Edmund A. Calvaruso, Judge of the Surrogate’s Court of the State of New York, County of Monroe dated January 4, 2011 and filed with the Petition and other papers in the Office of the Clerk of said Surrogate’s Court at Room 533, Hall of Justice, Rochester, New York. The objective of this proceeding is to probate the Last Will and Testament and Codicil of Dale L. Fones, deceased, lately domiciled at 526 Winchester Street, Rochester, New York, and to appoint Lawrence W. McMinn and Beth E. McMinn as Co-Executors of said Last Will and Testament and Codicil, and to permit the transfer of real property known as 526 Winchester Street, Rochester, New York and other real property owned by the decedent. Dated: January 4th, 2011 ROBERT C. FOSTER, ESQ. Attorney for the Petitioners 305 Liberty Street Penn Yan, New York 14527-1136 (315) 536-2500

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IRISH CHANNEL

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