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seven things to do in seven days Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same Wed. June 20 | Upon hearing Earth is the perfect place to destroy one’s desire for romance, a trio of aliens heads to the lonely planet. When they land in New York City, Zoinx meets Jane, a plain but pleasant woman who works in a stationery store. A spoof of low-budget sci-fi, the romantic comedy screens at the Contemporary Arts Center. PAGE 38. El-P with Killer Mike Wed. June 20 | Touring together out of sheer necessity (no one else could compete), Def Jux king El-P and OutKast cohort Killer Mike lay claim to 2012’s most relentless hip-hop records, Cancer 4 Cure (Fat Possum) and R.A.P. Music (Williams Street) respectively. Mr. Muthaf—kin’ eXquire and Despot open at House of Blues. PAGE 35.

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n May 29, Times-Picayune reporter Danny Monteverde was covering the murder of Briana Allen, the 5-year-old who was shot to death at a child’s birthday party at Simon Bolivar Avenue and Thalia Street. Monteverde was tackling the delicate task of interviewing Briana’s family. When the interview was over, one of the girl’s cousins said to him, gently, “I’m sorry about what’s happening to your newspaper.” Two weeks later, on June 12, Monteverde lost his job. He was just one of more than 200 Times-Picayune employees who were told that day that their services would no longer be required after Sept. 30. Eighty-four of the cuts came from the newsroom staff that previously numbered 175 — a 48 percent reduction. Besides the newsroom carnage, the paper’s entire marketing department was fired save one person. All special sections employees, the library staff and human resources employees were presented with severance papers. The pressroom was cut by nearly 40 percent. The cutbacks came in preparation for the end of the paper’s daily publication schedule this fall. The TimesPicayune will publish thrice weekly after the fired employees’ final day: September 30. No one from the Newhouse family or its privately owned Advance Publications, the parent company of The Times-Picayune, was on hand to deliver the news. That morbid task fell to a small group of the paper’s editors in brief individual meetings with those whom they supervised — some of them for decades. In what became a common display of gallows humor, some reporters took to calling the cast of supervisors who culled the staff “The Death Panel.” The paper’s new publisher, Ricky Mathews, who also is overseeing similar if not more drastic cuts at Newhouse papers he has been running in Alabama, was absent from the newsroom throughout the termination process. On the day of the firings, Steven Newhouse, chairman of, told The New York Times’ Campbell Robertson, “We have no intention of selling — no matter how much noise is out there.” Many staffers had taken comfort in that “noise” — calls and

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    “We will continue to have by far the most complete  and the most formidable news-gathering muscle in  this community, and readers will just have to hold us  accountable to that promise that I’m making.”     It was hard to see that bright future on June 12, when  axes were falling everywhere at 3800 Howard Avenue. Richard Thompson, a business writer, brought a bottle  of Crown Royal to his meeting with his supervisor. He  ended up splitting it with business editor Kim Quillen.  Both were fired.     So was longtime religion reporter Bruce Nolan, who  had confronted Amoss — with whom he had graduated  from Jesuit High School more than 45 years ago — in a  speech that was taped and leaked out of the newsroom after a contentious meeting with employees.  So was St. Tammany bureau chief Ron Thibodeaux,  a three-decade veteran who just the week before  published a book, Hell Or High Water, which gave a  Cajun perspective on Hurricanes Rita and Ike. So was  St. Tammany reporter Christine Harvey.      So were education reporter Barri Bronston, reporters Katy Reckdahl and Paul Purpura, sportswriter Lori  Lyons, editor Dennis Persica, Baton Rouge reporter  Ed Anderson, columnist Sheila Stroup, horse racing  writer Bob Fortus, political cartoonist Steve Kelley,  photo editor Doug Parker and photographers John  McCusker, Matthew Hinton, Scott Threlkeld, Ellis Lucia and Eliot Kamenitz — along with dozens of others.      So were managing editors Peter Kovacs and Dan  Shea, who had been shut out of earlier discussions  with Mathews about the scale of the cuts and the plan  to race toward digital publishing. Shea told colleagues  his last day would be June 15.      Some who were tendered chances to stay were offered new assignments. Political columnist Stephanie  Grace and investigative reporter Cindy Chang, who  helmed the paper’s recent eight-part investigation into  Louisiana prisons, were both offered general reporting  slots. Ramon Antonio Vargas, a Northshore crime-andcourts reporter, likewise can stay on — covering sports.  Reporter James Varney was offered a job as political  columnist; he appears to be one of the few for whom  the change resembles a promotion. Overall, those in  the sports and features departments — and on the  city desk — fared better than co-workers who worked  specific news beats or in the paper’s bureaus, some of  which were decimated. The K-12 state education beat,  which was covered by four reporters and a part-timer,  was reduced to one person.     Among the few beat reporters offered a chance to  stay on with NOLA Media Group, the newly minted  company that will run and the thrice-weekly  Picayune, was veteran environmental writer Mark  Schleifstein, who shared in two of the paper’s four  Pulitzer Prizes. Schleifstein described the scene in the  newsroom on the day of the cuts as “Katrina without  the water.”      “It was very disconcerting and very emotional,”  Schleifstein told NPR the next day.      “There was a lot of crying and a lot of hugging and  people streamed in all day long to meet with individual  editors, who provided them with a packet that was  either a job offer, like mine was, or a severance package that gave them the news as to whether or not they  would still be around.”     The list of those fired dribbled out of the building  throughout the morning and afternoon. Employees described scenes of watching their co-workers emerge  from meetings into the newsroom with either tentative  thumbs-up or throat-slashing gestures. Many of those 

who had been fired left for the day, clutching white  envelopes with the details of their severance packages. Others took to Facebook and Twitter to spread  the news and commiserate.      Those invited to stay with NOLA Media Group were  given two weeks to decide whether to accept the “conditional offer” (which includes a background check  and drug testing) or opt for severance. Several of those  who spoke to Gambit afterward said the offer didn’t  include even the most basic details of the new jobs,  such as to whom they would be reporting or what their  specific duties would be with the new company. Some  said they faced certain reductions in job benefits.     Those offered severance will get roughly 1.5 weeks  of pay for each year of service (capped at one year of  compensation) and 45 days in which to decide whether to accept the offer. If they accept severance, their  jobs will continue until the end of September, unless  they find another job in the meantime and leave early.     Staffers — both those invited to stay and those fired  — were angry at the lack of specificity in the packages,  saying they still have many unanswered questions.  Some requested a meeting with Amoss and online  editor Lynn Cunningham before they had to decide.  (Amoss and Cunningham had ignored a written list  of questions in an open letter from staffers the week  before.) Others had already consulted lawyers.      “They botched this like everything else,” said one  person who asked not to be quoted by name, citing a  company non-disparagement clause in the severance papers. There were more botches to come, all of them unprofessional and some incredibly painful.’s original story about the firings said,  “Among the more notable names leaving the paper are  award-winning restaurant critic Brett Anderson and  longtime sports columnist Peter Finney.” This came as  news to Finney’s family and friends, as Finney had not  yet had his meeting with his boss — and was said to be  at home composing his latest column when news of his  firing appeared online. Margaret Albert, a family friend,  told Gambit that several comments she later posted  about the “heartless timing debacle” were removed  from     “Pete Finney got one line in the rewrite,” Albert  told Gambit in an email. “Once again, I tried to comment. Even though I’m signed in, my comment simply  wouldn’t post. … The censorship of comments calling  attention to heinous publishing errors causes me  grave concern over what to expect in the future from  Steven Newhouse.”     On NewsHour, Amoss told Woodruff that “Finney  will be writing for us with the same frequency with  which he writes for us now, albeit on a correspondent,  freelance basis.”     That further came as news to Finney, as he had  signed nothing — because the NOLA Media Group  had not tendered a financial offer for his services.     Then there was the chaos in the paper’s dining section. Anderson, the James Beard Award-winning writer  who chronicled the rebound of the restaurant industry  and the seafood industry after Hurricane Katrina and  the BP disaster, was fired as the paper’s restaurant  critic Tuesday in a five-minute meeting, igniting outrage  across the culinary community and objections from  some of the paper’s advertisers.     Amoss and Anderson were seen dining together at  Lilette Wednesday and Mandina’s Thursday. On Thursday, Amoss reassured The New York Times that dining  reviews would continue in the new paper. Meanwhile, 

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While employees and soon-to-be ex-employees sobered up the day after the ax fell, they got a few bits of good news. The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), which begins its annual convention in New Orleans this week, announced it was opening its job fair to affected T-P employees, regardless of race. Author and humorist Garrison Keillor sent a note of support, as did Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau. And the journalism team behind “Louisiana INCarcerated,” the paper’s recent eight-part series on state prisons, won the Hillman Foundation’s prestigious June Sidney Award, which is given for “investigative work that fosters social and economic justice.” The team that produced the series included Chang and fellow reporters Jan Moller and John Simerman, as well as reporter Jonathan Tilove, photographer Scott Threlkeld, graphics artist Ryan Smith, copy editor Katherine Hart, designer George Berke and managing editors Shea and Kovacs. All but Chang, Moller and Simerman had been fired from the paper the day before.

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After Tuesday’s firings, many T-P staffers gathered at Wit’s Inn, a Mid-City bar. Colleagues from the Chicago Tribune phoned in and opened a tab for their compatriots. Of the editors who had carried out the firings, only one showed up by 10 p.m. — city editor Gordon Russell, who chose not to speak to Gambit about the events of the day. Kovacs came by. Shea was there, dressed all in black. Longtime reporter Frank Donze, who opted to leave his job at the paper, donned a souvenir post-Katrina T-shirt that noted the paper published “come hell and high water.” McCusker, a New Orleans native with more than two decades of service to the paper, chewed his trademark cigar, shaking his head. “It’s a sad day for journalism,” he said, “and for the city of New Orleans.” Many wouldn’t speak on the record because of non-disparagement clauses in their paperwork. “It’s unfair to start the clock without giving us all the information,” one said, citing the two-week window to accept the offer of continued employment. Another asked, “Can I lose my severance by talking to Gambit?” Susan Finch, a veteran reporter who left the paper in 2009, was outside the bar with her dog Nola Marie. “They [the Newhouse organization] have no knowledge of what this paper has meant to this town for 175 years,” she said. Joking acidly about the marble squares in The Times-Picayune’s entranceway, she said, “Hey, if it ceases to be profitable, they [Newhouse] can always turn it into a mausoleum.” Karen Carvin Shachat, a longtime New Orleans political consultant, surveyed the crowd, which included married reporters Bill Barrow and Michelle Krupa (both received offers to stay) and their new baby. “Frankly, I don’t think this [digital and limited print production] is the future for all newspapers,” Shachat said. “And I don’t believe can have the same sort of in-depth investigative reporting as The Times-Picayune. “I have been the victim of, and the beneficiary of, the [paper’s] editorial agenda,” Shachat added, “and I know that a lot of people who don’t like the Picayune — and there are a lot of them — are upset by this.” Outside Wit’s Inn, someone called up on a smartphone and tried to watch a video of Amoss that had been posted earlier in the day. It was addressed to the paper’s readers. In the video, Amoss promised the new, smaller news operation’s future might be digital rather than print, but it would be just as bright. The video, however, was not formatted to play on smartphones. *Outdoor yoga classes are weather permitting. At times, classes may be held in the rooftop studio


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commission prepares for national search Jefferson ethics panel suits up to find an iG The Jefferson Parish ethics and Compliance Commission met for the first time June 13 and soon will begin its first major task: conducting a national search for the parish’s first-ever inspector general. The commission consists of five members nominated by local universities and appointed by Parish President John Young. Commission members include Dr. Warren Bourgeois III, William Chauvin, Maria Cisneros, Carroll Suggs and Kyle Marks. The panel’s first meeting was largely organizational. Members elected suggs as interim chairwoman and assigned Chauvin the task of drafting proposed by-laws and operating procedures. One immediate challenge the commission faces is a lack of funding; it won’t get any money from the parish until Jan. 1, 2013. Members will ask the parish for temporary office space as well as administrative and legal assistance until then. The commission’s next meeting is June 27. By then, commissioners hope to invite New Orleans iG Ed Quatrevaux to offer insights about how to select an iG and potential pitfalls in the organizational process. Under the parish charter, the commission has broad authority. it can review, interpret, render advisory opinions on and enforce parish ordinances, rules, regulations and policies relating to the ethics and standards of conduct for everyone from parish employees and officials to people who receive public funds. The board also has jurisdiction over anyone who performs a parish governmental function, who does business with the parish, or who is in a position to influence the conduct of parish employees or officials. Jefferson voters created the commission and the Office of inspector General last year. — ClANCy DUBOs

cAc focuses on future the arts center crafts 2012 strateGic plan The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) held an open meeting June 11 to discuss progress and take suggestions on its 2012 strategic plan, in development since last fall. it was the museum’s first public meeting since longtime executive director Jay Weigel abruptly

news + views announced his intention to quit — some time in the next year — while on vacation in China last month. Over the past two months, architect Allen Eskew has been conducting a series of focus groups with local artists and other CAC stakeholders, including patrons and members of the museum. what the results showed depended on who was talking. The consensus view of visual artists who took part was that the CAC should aim to host a ratio of 70 percent national and international exhibitions to 30 percent regional and local exhibitions a year. Performing artists, on the other hand, called for 30 percent national and international performances to 70 percent local and regional. CAC membership and government funding have both declined in the last several years. Along with weigel, the museum has also seen recent departures of other high-profile staff, including former visual arts curator Amy Mackie and development director Christina Carr. — ChArles MAlDONADO

DA: show me the money cannizzaro says his office amonG worst-funded in state Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, delivering his third annual state of the Criminal Justice system speech June 12, called on Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City Council to increase his office’s budget in 2013. “long before any of you arrived at City hall, the DA’s office became the redheaded stepchild of criminal justice funding,” Cannizzaro said before an audience that included landrieu and City Council President Jackie Clarkson. “we will be unable to continue at our current level of output given our dwindling resources.” landrieu’s proposed 2012 budget allocated $6.16 million to the DA, the same amount he received in 2011. During the November 2011 budget hearings, however, Cannizzaro said his office faced increased health insurance costs and the expected loss of $800,000 in federal grant funding in 2012. The funding his office got, he said, was in effect a $1.2 million cut. That was partially offset by a last-minute $500,000 increase from the City Council, earmarked for witness protection. A 2011 analysis the DA presented to the City Council compared Orleans to 12 other parishes that make their budgets available online. According to the analysis, Cannizzaro’s local allocation of $6.1 million came to $35,000 per murder in 2010, when there were 175 murders, the lowest of the group. (last year’s 199 murder count brings that figure to $30,000 per murder.) Jefferson Parish DA Paul Connick’s office received $10.1 million in parish funding that year, or $163,000 apiece for 62 murders. — ChArles MAlDONADO


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Mr. Newhouse’s ‘Noise’ showed just how indifferent Mr. Newhouse is to the consequences of his decision. Last week, when asked if he would consider selling, he dismissively told The New York Times’ Campbell Robertson, “We have no intention of selling, no matter how much noise there is out there.” Noise? Is that what he thinks New Orleanians have been pouring out from their hearts for the past three weeks? What Mr. Newhouse calls “noise,” we recognize as the voices of our friends and neighbors. When a billionaire absentee owner refers to the heartfelt pleas of his customers as “noise,” it tells us that all the pretty puffery about a more “robust” news product is pure bunk. Local business owners, many of whom for years have faithfully advertised in Mr. Newhouse’s paper, know all too well that ignoring the voices of customers — particularly in New Orleans — is a recipe for failure. Oddly

What Mr. Newhouse calls ‘noise,’ we recognize as the voices of our friends and neighbors. enough, we suspect that’s the Newhouse plan: sooner rather than later, there will be no printed edition of The Times-Picayune. The bottom line — and let’s face it, that apparently is Mr. Newhouse’s primary concern — is that the “noise” he dismisses so easily could just as easily be replaced by … silence. As in no advertisers. And no one clicking on links on his website. We’re proud to say that Gambit is locally owned, locally written and locally focused. Almost all our ads come from local businesses. Despite what some say about print being dead, we hear just the opposite from our readers and advertisers every week. And rest assured we’ll do our best to beef up our coverage in significant ways, both in print and online, in response to the new media landscape in New Orleans. Above all, when our readers tell us what they think, we’ll continue to listen and respond. We like that kind of noise. To us, it’s music. We may not be going daily, but we’re not going away, either.

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n the wake of the decision by the New Jersey-based owners of The Times-Picayune to publish only three print editions a week starting Oct. 1, many have asked if Gambit will become a daily paper, or begin home delivery. While we’re flattered, the answer is no — for two reasons. The first reflects our mission. We are not, at heart, a daily paper. Our business is weekly print coverage of, with an intense focus on, New Orleans arts, entertainment, culture and politics — and daily web coverage as well. The second reason is practical. The Newhouse family has the infrastructure — the staffing, the trucks, the presses, the plant, the delivery people — to produce a daily paper. We do not, and the amount of capital required to launch such a venture from scratch is staggering. Steven Newhouse, who runs the branch of the family business that includes The Times-Picayune, has concluded that a daily newspaper is not tenable in New Orleans. We disagree. Our daily paper is not dead — yet — but Mr. Newhouse has chosen to hasten its demise. It’s New Orleans’ bad luck that our city has become the latest laboratory for the Newhouse family’s ongoing experiment in digital-age publishing. If you want to see the future of The Times-Picayune, take a look at what the Newhouses did to their paper in Ann Arbor, Mich., which is the name of the twice-weekly newspaper as well as the web site, hardly resembles a newspaper at all. And if Ann Arbor represents the future under Newhouse ownership, The Times-Picayune’s future is bleak — and bland. And, worst of all, shallow. That’s why so many New Orleanians, including we at Gambit, object so strongly to Mr. Newhouse’s decision to pull the plug on the T-P. New Orleans is unique among American cities — culturally, economically and in almost every other way. There are enough stories to be told in this town to fill a dozen daily papers. Sadly, starting this fall, we will not have even one. At the end of the day, The TimesPicayune is Mr. Newhouse’s company. Gutting it is his decision, even if it’s the wrong decision. What Mr. Newhouse fails to grasp from his insular perch in New Jersey is that New Orleanians are passionate about their newspapers (including Gambit). When plans leaked about the owners’ intentions, people wrote letters, made phone calls, sent emails, held rallies, established Facebook groups and even hung signs on telephone poles and freeway overpasses urging Mr. Newhouse to “Save the Picayune” — or sell it to someone who gives a damn. That last request triggered the most outrageous comment yet, one that



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he civil service system, designed decades ago to insulate public employees from political pressure, long ago lost its appeal for Gov. Bobby Jindal. Since 2009, he has convinced lawmakers to pass eight new laws pulling hundreds of state workers out of civil service, stripping from them of a host of protections. By law, public employees who are covered by civil service are considered “classified,” which means they can only be fired for wrongdoing after a hearing and due process. When a position is removed from civil service, it becomes “unclassified” — and subject to the whims of top administrators. as long ago as the 1940s, reformers pushed to create the civil service system to take politics out of government Hr (human relations). Today, the vast majority of state jobs fall under the “classified” category. In recent years, however, politics seems to have made a comeback, especially in the arena of law enforcement. In recent weeks, Jindal signed legislation that pulls several positions out of the civil service system, including that of the Houma police chief and the assistant police chiefs in Broussard, Carencro, Kaplan, Scott and Youngsville. These actions are a product of this year’s legislative session, but they are hardly new developments. The Harahan police chief was treated the same way last year, and Jindal endorsed a bill removing several city employees in alexandria from civil service — but only those who work less than 32 hours per week. In 2009, Jindal backed the original incarnation of the Houma police chief bill — this year’s version was simply a renewal — and gave final approval to another measure stripping Mandeville’s police chief of civil service protections. additionally, the governor backed a constitutional amendment that year moving several hundred employees of the Governor’s office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GoHSEP) into unclassified service. administrators complain that civil service sometimes produces pools of unqualified and/or unmotivated employees and creates costly removal proceedings. Supporters of civil service counter that the system’s protections are there for a reason and that unclassified service gives too much unchecked power to people who may not necessarily need it — or wield it wisely. Both sides of this debate have merit. other recent changes have come directly from the state Civil Service Commission. Earlier this month, it

approved a set of contracts that could eventually transfer nearly 200 more state jobs to the private sector. The department of Health and Hospitals is privatizing dietary-related operations at medical centers in Jackson and Pineville. That contract, awarded to the Pennsylvaniabased Health Care Services Group, is expected to save the state $1.4 million. Sallie Mae, formerly the Student loan Marketing association (which originates, services and collects on student loans), is in line for a five-year contract from the state office of Student financial assistance to oversee collections on student loans. Savings there are anticipated to run nearly $1.3 million. Meanwhile, the Secretary of State’s office is in negotiations with Gallagher Security to outsource related services for the old State Capitol and State archives. only a small handful of workers would be affected in exchange for $270,000 in savings.

Reformers pushed to create the civil service system to take politics out of government HR. Sometimes privatization eases public workers out of their positions. for example, lSU Health Sciences Center is handing over environmental duties in Shreveport to the Maryland-based Sodexo in hopes of realizing $1.6 million in savings. In that instance, all state employees are being allowed to stay on as public workers under private management — until they decide to retire. Given Jindal’s recent initiatives to sell off state assets such as prisons and hospitals, the governor’s push toward privatization is part of a larger trend that we’re likely to see grow in the next three years. While taxpayer savings are always applauded, there’s a human side to this issue that’s difficult to fully describe on paper. for that reason, this should be a territory where the administration and legislature tread lightly. Jeremy Alford is a freelance journalist in Baton Rouge. Email him: jeremy@ Follow him on Twitter: @alfordwrites.

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BLAKEPONTCHARTRAIN New Orleans Know-it-all Questions for Blake:

Hey Blake,

I used to live in Bywater, back in Rosalie Alley. What can you tell me about its history? Carlo Fiore


In 1923, the Industrial Canal was completed, creating a boundary on the east. Now the area had two water boundaries and the name Bywater, a logical moniker for the neighborhood, came into use. Businessmen began promoting the area using this name in 1947. Bywater also was a telephone exchange used in the area. When Bywater was being developed as a downriver suburb, the first to settle there were the Creoles and free people of color, followed by Germans, Irish and Italians. It follows that the neighborhood is rich in ethnic diversity and architecture, including Creole cottages, bungalows, camelbacks and shotgun houses. The most recent addition to Bywater is a plaque commemorating the landmark U. S. Supreme Court ruling in the segregation case of Plessy v. Ferguson. The plaque was placed at Press and Royal Streets on Feb. 12, 2009, marking the spot where Homer Plessy was arrested on June 7, 1892, for violating the Separate Car Act passed by the Louisiana Legislature in 1890. Plessy, a Treme shoemaker and a light-skinned black man, was arrested for sitting in a railway car reserved for Caucasians. Plessy’s planned act of civil disobedience eventually made its way to the nation’s highest court. The Plessy decision established the precedent that separate facilities for blacks and whites were constitutional as long as they were equal. Not until 1954, in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (Kan.) case, would the “separate but equal” doctrine be struck down.

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Dear Carlo, Bywater has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1986. This honor is deserved; development of the area began a long time ago. After New Orleans was founded in 1718, the Company of the Indies gave parcels of land to private owners. Messieurs Mathurin Dreux, Bernard Cantillon, Francois Trudeau, Jean Dupuy, Hubert LeBlanc and Le Blond de la Tour were the original owners. Over time, property changed hands and in the 19th century, the Bywater area was called Faubourg Washington and was made up of six Creole plantations named Daunois, Montegut, deClouet, Montreuil, Carraby and Lesseps. The deClouet home was sold in 1810 and became an amusement center known as Frascati. The Daunois family sold some of its property, which in 1831 was purchased by the Levee Steam Cotton-Press after which Press Street is named. Since owners often got the right to name streets that cut through their property, Robert Montreuil named two streets for his daughters, Desiree and Elmire. Elmire was changed to Gallier in 1923 to honor the father and son architects, and Desiree was changed to Desire and later immortalized by the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire. Rosalie Alley was named for a neighborhood personality, and before that it was called Josephine Alley for a different neighborhood personality. Another 19th-century property owner was L. B. Macarty, who built a big house with a formal garden. Some of his plantation became the public square located between North Rampart, Burgundy, Alvar and Pauline streets.

Creole shoemaker Homer Plessy was arrested in Bywater for failing to observe segregation laws on public transit.

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Amendments Run the Gamut total of nine proposed state constitutional amendments will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot, along with the presidential race, congressional primaries and local initiatives and elections. The proposed amendments run the gamut from gun rights to retirement policies. No doubt some will inspire passionate arguments, while others will not cause so much as a ripple on the state’s political waters. Here’s an overview, listed in no particular order: • senate Bill 303 provides that the right to keep and bear arms in Louisiana shall be deemed a “fundamental right” which shall not be infringed — and any restriction imposed on that right shall be subject to “strict scrutiny.”


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authorizes the granting of property tax exemption contracts for businesses located in parishes that have chosen to participate in a program established for the granting of such contracts. A note of caution on these last two: Because they include the words “ad valorem taxes” they could cause some to vote “no” just in case they involve tax increases, which they don’t. The fate of technical proposals such as this probably will depend on free media coverage and good government groups getting the word out. • speaking of property taxes, senate Bill 337 extends the property tax exemption for certain disabled veterans to the spouses of such veterans if the veterans died before the enactment of the exemption. This one probably

Some will inspire passionate arguments, while others will not cause so much as a ripple. First, let me disclose that I am a lifelong hunter and outdoorsman — but by no means do I qualify as a gun nut. That said, I suspect this one will generate the most heat and probably the least amount of light. supporters will say it puts Louisiana first among states in protecting the rights of gun owners. They will be right, but opponents will note with equal accuracy that Louisiana already ranks at or near the top of that list — and anyone proposing to reduce gun owners’ rights stands little chance of advancement in Louisiana. “strict scrutiny” is the most demanding constitutional inquiry when “fundamental rights” are abridged, meaning it will be more difficult than ever to impose even reasonable restrictions on the sale, transport, carrying and use of firearms if this amendment passes. • In terms of arousing passions, House Bill 497 probably falls at the opposite end of the spectrum. It authorizes the granting of property tax exemption contracts by the City of New Iberia for property annexed by that municipality after Jan. 1, 2013. Because it affects a specific locality, it must pass statewide and in New Iberia. • Another yawner: House Bill 674

doesn’t apply to very many folks, but it touches on two popular causes: veterans and tax exemptions. • Two proposals deal with retirement. House Bill 9 authorizes the forfeiture of public retirement benefits by any public servant who is convicted of a felony associated with and during his public service. That one will get lots of support, but it won’t apply to anyone already convicted. senate Bill 21 changes the pre-filing deadline for retirement bills — from 10 days to 45 days. Ho-hum. • Three proposals are very technical: House Bill 524 addresses membership on state boards and commissions that are based on congressional districts (we lost a district after the 2010 u.s. census); senate Bill 82 protects money in the Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly from being raided to balance the state budget; and senate Bill 410 increases from two to three the number of times notices must be published before introducing local bills creating special crime prevention districts. Tuck this column away. Chances are you won’t hear anything else about these proposals till November.

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s current and former presidents of the board of the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), we believe it is appropriate to respond to some aspects of the “Lost Art” article (June 5) that are inaccurate, misleading and just plain false. For the record, it would not have been difficult for the writer to contact all of us. The fact that only one unnamed board member was mentioned indicates to us that the writer and Gambit failed to do as journalists do and fact check not only with the staff at the CAC, but delve deeper and interview current and former leaders of the board to present a fuller picture of the situation. The inability to contact one particular person, as has been suggested, does not negate trying to contact others. Let’s set the record straight on a few points in the article. Dan Cameron was not “dismissed.” He had been retained as a part-time visual arts director allowing both the CAC’s finances to recover from Katrina and Cameron the ability to work on other projects, particularly Prospect.1. When the contract expired, the CAC was in a more secure financial position to hire a full-time visual arts director and Cameron was necessarily focused on other matters relating to Prospect. Regardless of the assertions made, this was no mystery. No explanation was withheld from anyone; in fact a press release was issued explaining the contract expiration and the CAC’s desire to seek out a full-time director. Secondly, the writer states that the board has questions to answer regarding CAC’s losses noted on its tax returns filed with the state. He did not ask, but we will answer anyway. Most of the losses are the result of paper losses due to the depreciation of the building. To a lesser degree, there are losses due to calendar changes of grant funding that hit our books after the close of our fiscal year. Next, the article questions the use of the building to raise revenue. Let us explain. The building contains 100,000 square feet, which is three to four times the size needed to fulfill the CAC’s mission. To support the mission and to pay to operate such a large building, the CAC must monetize the extra space. It is simply the prudent thing to do, and in the current economic climate, it is necessary. The writer focused on the failure to

achieve the 2007 Strategic Plan’s goal to triple the endowment. While we wish he had reported that about 90 percent of the 2007 Strategic Plan goals were met, the writer simply ignores the massive recession in 2008. Due to the drastic cuts in arts funding and donations, tripling the CAC’s endowment was unrealistic. Finally, to imply that Jay Weigel is not present at the CAC in pursuit of his music career is patently false. Jay has been a dedicated executive director and has been available at all times. Let us remind everyone that without Jay’s leadership and financial stewardship, there is no telling where the CAC would be today after Katrina or possibly whether it would exist at all. Jay has been a relentless and excellent spokesperson for all of the arts in New Orleans and has earned the respect of the broader arts community. To vilify him and his staff is just plain wrong. There seems to be the feeling of some that the CAC is a closed organization — nothing can be further from the truth. Since the inception of the CAC, artists — visual and/or performing — have been and will continue to be members of the board. Anyone wishing to get involved may get involved. Volunteerism at the CAC needs no invitation. The CAC is listening and responding to community feedback. We urge dissatisfied individuals to get involved in the institution so that they truly appreciate the balancing act the CAC undertakes in fulfilling its core mission as a multi-disciplinary arts center in light of the economic, infrastructure and other realities in which the CAC, as other institutions, now operates. We wish that your writer had explored these realities more deeply.


Robyn Dunn Schwarz, CAC president Bennett K. Davis, past president James Mounger, past president Mark Jeanfreau, board member EDITOR’S NOTE: During production of this story, Gambit repeatedly requested interviews with CAC Board President Robyn Dunn Schwartz and 2012 Strategic Plan developer Allen Eskew via phone and email. Although Gambit reached Schwartz and talked with Eskew’s office, we were not granted interviews with either.

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New Orleans filmmaker Benh Zeitlin and his Court 13 film collective redefine Hollywood South with Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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t’s no wonder they call it Hollywood South. The state of Louisiana, and New Orleans in particular, now rival New York City and even Los Angeles as a regional center for the production of feature films. But the phrase “Hollywood South” is revealing in an unintended way. Despite the hearty presence of locally based crews on the sets of blockbuster films, there’s usually nothing that says “Louisiana” once the finished product hits the screen. Shouldn’t a place that prides itself on its vibrant and distinctive regional culture make movies in a style all its own? New Orleans filmmaker Benh Zeitlin has some ideas about infusing movies with regional character. He has established a groundbreaking local film collective and production company called Court 13. And he’s about to present a global audience with a movie called Beasts of the Southern Wild that is easily the best of the year so far. It opens in New Orleans July 4 and will be screened at Canal Place, Prytania Theatre and AMC Palace 20 in Elmwood. A mythical tale about the strength and spirit of the people of south Louisiana, Beasts gets to the heart of what makes the area so special. But it also represents a new approach to making movies inspired by the one-of-a-kind street culture found in New Orleans. If Zeitlin and company have their way, Beasts will mark the beginning of a new era of grassroots filmmaking in Louisiana and far beyond. It’s already been a great year for Court 13 and Beasts of the Southern Wild. The film won the grand jury prize at Sundance — the top award at the largest independent film festival in the U.S. — and last month earned the Camera d’Or at the France’s Cannes Film Festival. The award recognizes the best film at Cannes made by a first-time director. Chatter about possible Oscar nominations for Beasts is already rampant. All that early success is unprecedented for a locally crafted film. But there haven’t been that many highprofile independent movies coming out of south Louisiana. “The thing is, all films come from Hollywood or New York,” Zeitlin says. “Even when people come here, they’re using a model invented

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somewhere else, which is a ridiculous thing. What other art form comes only from two cultures? There needs to be a movement to bring film outside of those places, and to make them with a different culture.”


No one would mistake Beasts of the Southern Wild for a typical Hollywood movie. The film is set in a mythical place called the Bathtub, situated beyond the last levee protecting Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. It centers on a 6-year-old girl named Hushpuppy, her ailing father Wink, an absent mother and a coming storm. Hushpuppy’s world is full of wild animals, close-knit neighbors and fantastic creatures who may signal the end of all things. Mostly it’s about standing your ground and laughing in the face of annihilation, even when you think you may have accidentally caused it all yourself. The film is visionary and poetic, obviously handcrafted and achingly beautiful to look at. And it all comes from a different culture — specifically that of Terrebonne Parish, deep in South Louisiana where Court 13 set up shop to shoot the film in 2010. Zeitlin and a 100 of his friends went down the bayou and came back with an inspired work of art that could not have come from any other place on earth. Zeitlin, 29, was born in Queens, New York, and grew up in suburban Hastings-on-Hudson, about 25 miles north of the city. His parents are folklorists who run the non-profit City

Lore cultural center in Manhattan’s East Village. His initial connection to New Orleans came early and ran deep. “My parents took me here when I was a kid, and I fell in love with it,” he says. “It was always a magical place that I wanted to move to, that had incredible meaning for me.” Zeitlin eventually wound up in the theater program at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where his senior thesis project was an insanely imaginative short film called Egg. It was there he met a core group of friends and collaborators who eventually would provide the foundation for Court 13, including Beasts producers Michael Gottwald and Dan Janvey, and Ray Tintori, who handled Beasts’ special effects. “Court 13 was the squash court at Wesleyan where Benh mounted the stop-motion animation for Egg,” Gottwald says. Zeitlin returned to New Orleans for a visit in 2004 and made a lot of friends. He had been traveling Europe in hopes of finding the right place to make a short film called Glory at Sea, about “two people in love, one on top of the water and one below,” Zeitlin says. After visiting New Orleans he realized he wanted to come back to the States. Then Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods happened. “I had friends who were coming down to help out,” Zetilin says. “And I started to think about Glory at Sea in the context of the storm. It became something else.”

Glory at Sea eventually became a gorgeous, heartfelt 25-minute film about grief that was all New Orleans. It also was “a collaboration between our crew and all the local people who ended up acting in the film, to expand the story and relate it to what happened to them,” Zeitlin says. (Glory at Sea, Egg and other short films by Zeitlin are available for viewing at The film also had another effect. “I think the time Benh was making Glory at Sea, he knew he was going to be in New Orleans forever,” Gottwald says. “He got addicted to the place.” Sometime after Glory at Sea, Zeitlin attended a workshop for a play called Juicy and Delicious written by his friend, Lucy Alibar. The two had met when they were 14 years old and both won a playwriting contest. “We had an immediate artistic camaraderie,” Alibar recalls. Zeitlin approached Alibar about collaborating on a film inspired by the play that would be set in Louisiana instead of south Georgia. “To me this story has always been about a little girl and her dad,” Alibar says. “Everyone has a version of that in their life, I think. It was very important to us that it be a universal story.” They began work on the screenplay and were later accepted to a series of 10-day workshops held by the Sundance Institute, where they continued to develop Beasts. Zeitlin’s experiences making Glory at Sea had left a deep impression. It was then that he discovered “a sort of template



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for making films — and for living,” Zeitlin says. “It’s about bringing the film out of a place as opposed to the normal way, which is writing and executing a script.” Court 13 developed uniquely spontaneous and collaborative ways of working. Every person on the crew is able to contribute ideas and content to the film. “It’s like making a documentary — you have to pay attention to what you’re shooting and find the story in the real world,” Zeitlin says. “We let the story change and adapt to whatever’s going on. And we test the story against the actual people and places that are in it. If the story’s not true, it’s going to break under the weight of those circumstances.” Zeitlin laughs when asked about the quantity of work required by the Court 13’s methods. “We talk about it like an athletic event,” he says. “We set up unbelievable challenges on purpose, as opposed to finding the easiest way to do everything. It’s like you design your own obstacle course and try to get through it.” Josh Penn, another of the film’s producers, puts it another way. “We wanted to live the adventure of the film,” he says. “We believe the excitement of making films should be felt on screen.” Of course, all of this

and sits in the corner booth at the Buttermilk Drop Bakery and Restaurant, a neighborhood spot he opened a few years ago on North Dorgenois Street in the 7th Ward. He’s dressed in the same white kitchen work clothes he’s worn for years, but his life has changed. Henry had just returned from fulfilling a new obligation — doing TV and print interviews with the international press on a Mediterranean beach at the Cannes Film Festival. “I’m just so blessed,” Henry says. “I was already blessed to a have a good, functioning business, and then these other blessings came along. It just goes to show you never know what life has in store for you.” Even in a city full of unlikely heroes and accidental celebrities, Henry’s story is remarkable. An offhand decision to audition for Beasts of the Southern Wild has led to a budding film career. He recently read for Brad Pitt’s production company. “Everybody tells me to get ready, that I won’t be making doughnuts much longer,” Henry says. “I’m good with that, but I’m a restaurateur at heart.” Henry is counting on Hollywood South to allow him the opportunity to do both jobs at the same time. Henry has deep local roots. Local businessman and 2010 mayoral candidate Troy Henry is his first cousin. His grandfather was Clarence “Chink” Henry, the civil rights leader and president of the International Longshoreman’s Association in New Orleans. “I don’t care what opportunity comes my way, I will not leave for Los Angeles,” Henry says. “I have kids that I love to see every day.” As for Benh Zeitlin, Michael Gottwald and the rest of the Court 13 production company, Henry pays high tribute in traditional New Orleans style. “These people are friends of mine that I will have for the rest of my life,” Henry says. “And that’s more important to me than any film.” — KEN KORMAN



Ben Zeitlin moved to New Orleans to make films. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

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drawn to,” Gottwald says. “The way Benh thinks about telling a story, the characters and the actors get fused into one. I think he became more interested in approaching the character through Dwight than hiring someone to pretend to be Wink.” According to Zeitlin, “It was a difficult choice — and a very dangerous choice.” Zeitlin credits Court 13’s partner on Beasts, the non-profit company Cinereach, for supporting the decision to cast Henry. “Any normal financing company would say you absolutely have to cast a professional actor in that part. The dynamics of the role are so hard. We knew it would take a massive amount of work to get him ready. But we felt like we had to take the chance.” Henry’s performance in Beasts has been singled out by early audiences for deservedly extravagant praise. Zeitlin, and later Alibar, spent much of 2009 at the end of the road at Pointe-auxChenes in Terrebonne Parish. “There was a long process of going down there, living

there, getting to know everyone and making friends,” Gottwald says. At first, “that was not so much an element of the film’s production as just sort of what we were doing at the time,” he says with a laugh. Zeitlin smiles at the memory of the early days down the bayou. “We call it research and development, but it was actually more like a giant party,” he say. “It’s a neat trick — my work is just finding the most interesting people I can, and then coming up with an excuse to get drunk on boats with them. It’s great fun.” Court 13 took over an abandoned gas station and former 18-wheeler garage with fishing camps in the back in Point-auxChenes called Harry’s Marina. It became their home base. “That’s where everyone would gather at night and have crawfish boils,” Gottwald says. Many of Beasts’ key scenes would be shot behind Harry’s. Amazingly — especially given the film’s subject matter — the first day of principal photography for Beasts was April 20, 2010,

the same day BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. BP commandeered the marina for its own headquarters toward the end of the shoot, and Court 13 had to negotiate with the company to get out past the boom for some of the movie’s planned shots. Zeitlin and company assembled a crew of about 100 people to make Beasts, around 40 of whom were hired as part of the film’s art department — a ratio unheard of in movie productions of just about any size or type. Part of the idea for Beasts was not to just dress partial sets for the camera, but to create finished worlds that would come across that way on film. “Our sets were not optical illusions — they actually existed,” Penn says. “We built a school boat, and made another boat out of a truck bed. We wanted everything to be from the world of the parish, to have that fabric and to feel homemade.” By the end of the shoot, the production had acquired a number of interns in fairly

spontaneous fashion, according to Penn. “People would reach out and say they wanted to come down to the bayou and help build. It kind of kept growing, because people would hear about it from their friends and decide to join in.” While Zeitlin is on board with the idea that he and Court 13 have found a Louisianainspired way of making movies, he believes that many of the lessons learned could be largely applied anywhere. “You don’t have to follow an instruction manual to get a film made,” he says. As for the future in New Orleans and the rest of the region, Zeitlin hopes for a time when kids will grow up thinking of moviemaking as just another way to express themselves creatively. “I think if there was a wave of young New Orleans filmmakers, it would just shatter the universe,” Zeitlin says. “It would be so crazy. I’m not even from here — imagine people who are from here making these kinds of movies. It would be the wildest thing ever.”

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The art glass produced at Bywater’s Studio Inferno is widely admired for its form and beauty. Recently, though, I found myself admiring the form, beauty and flavor of a Reuben sandwich served at the same address, this time from Jims (3000 Royal St., 304-8224), an impressive new sandwich shop that shares the roof with Studio Inferno’s glass-blowing kilns. The pastrami and corned beef were sliced thin and stacked high, the sauerkraut had a pickled crunch, the Swiss and provolone formed a stretchy cap and a seam of Russian dressing ran along the top piece of dense, golden-griddled rye. It’s hard to find a truly memorable Reuben in New Orleans, but here was one at an unlikely new lunch spot in Bywater. Jims is named for co-owners Jim Renier and Jim Vella. They started talking about opening a food business together, and soon the idea for a specialty sandwich shop took shape. What emerged is a menu of sandwiches that come from traditions not strongly represented in New Orleans: deli classics like the Reuben, a cheese steak, a Cuban sandwich, a bratwurst simmered in beer and chicken cordon bleu. “The first thing people say when they come in is ‘What, no po-boys?’” Vella says. “We’re not anti po-boy by any means, but

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ou overhear the darnedest things during a meal at Magasin Cafe, a new Vietnamese restaurant that’s proved so popular, and crowded, that eavesdropping is unavoidable. At one table, a woman wants to know if she can get her spring rolls steamed, at another someone is asking if the Vietnamese crepes are sweet or savory, and in between there’s a request for a side bowl of white rice, in the manner of a Chinese restaurant meal. These aren’t the typical questions you hear at Vietnamese restaurants, but then Magasin and its clientele aren’t typical for Vietnamese restaurants. This isn’t the first Vietnamese restaurant to open Uptown. August Moon and Jazmine Cafe have been serving many of the same dishes for years, and Magasin opened amid a flurry of new Uptown noodle shops this year. But Magasin stood out from the start, luring in capacity crowds, including many newcomers to this famously light cuisine. Occupying a renovated space that formerly was a rundown grocery, Magasin’s sleek, white surfaces and broad picture windows give it a look as contemporary and compelling as a new Apple product. A design-savvy hand set this stage, but even the patio in back — an area of lattice, broken masonry and a portable grill that doesn’t fit in the kitchen — has its own DIY appeal. Like most of its peers, Magasin’s prices are low (very few items cost more than $10, and it’s BYOB), but presentations are prettier and more stylish.

Pho is usually the heart and soul of a Vietnamese cafe, and it’s the dish aficionados judge first. Magasin’s is a fair introduction, though it lacks the robust, cooked-all-day intensity and smooth but substantial viscosity of the best pho. If you already have a favorite, this one is unlikely to sway you. The focus, and the strong suit, of Magasin is in smart, significant twists to other facets of the noodle shop script. Among the many spring roll fillings, for instance, are fried eggs with brick-red links of chewy and dense Chinese sausage. Vietnamese crepes are indeed savory, and they’re more like omelets than pancakes. At Magasin, they’re also very thin and folded taco-style around grilled pork, with shrimp and fried onions on top. Grilled meat and jasmine rice is another standard Vietnamese combo, but at Magasin the meat is balanced on a molded cylinder of rice with the striking addition of a sunny-side-up egg sitting atop that. Eyes follow these dishes around the room as waitresses deliver them. Then there’s Magasin’s unconventional banh mi, which are made on crusty baguettes from nearby La Boulangerie. Foregoing the local standard Vietnamese loaf, with its airy crumb and crackly crisp exterior, is a big deal for banh mi, akin to a muffuletta maker switching to kaiser rolls. The result at Magasin is not necessarily more delicious, but it does effectively frame a familiar Vietnamese staple in a new way. From the dishes it serves to the vibe it stokes, that seems to be Magasin’s mission all over.

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dding a walk-in closet is a common enough job for contractors renovating old New Orleans homes. Clint Nunez’s clients are more likely to ask for walk-in coolers. His company Cain Construction & Designs (2310 Perdido St., 302-1850; also does residential work but lately has developed a specialty in design/build projects for restaurants and bars, with a list of recent clients including Patois, Tru Burger, Sylvain, Maurepas Foods, Chiba, the Eiffel Society and Republic. Nunez ran Fiorella’s Cafe for much of the 1990s and started Cain Construction in 2003. What are the big things local restaurants are asking for these days? Nunez: With all the specialty drinks now, they want to make the bar more a part of the experience. They need more room for all they do and what they’re stocking, and they want them to be eating bars. The open kitchen is big now, too. It’s part of the transparency they want. So we might build the space so you can see what’s going on, but you don’t have to see the whole circus. We’ll close off the dishwashing station, for instance. How much do you think a restaurant’s design impacts its success? N: What do people complain about the most on Yelp and Twitter and all that? It’s prices, noise and how comfortable the chairs are. I think I read those posts more than the chefs. So we work on noise and comfort issues a lot. Bathrooms are always a big deal. I always tell clients “your bathrooms are representative of your kitchen.” So you have to do them right and, most of all, keep them clean. Do you like dining in restaurants you’ve done, or is that like being at work for you? N: We come back all the time, it’s part of that relationship you build. You don’t want to be like the fisherman who changes his oil and pours it into the water. Your business and what you do is circular, and you have to take care of people who take care of you. Restaurants are as much a part of the city as the river; it’s something that flows through the city here and it’s fun to be part of it.

for the very old-school (and very American) hard-shell corn tacos with shredded lettuce and cheddar. There’s still even a “Taco Tuesdays” deal, with $1 tacos from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on that night. Most of all, however, Pupuseria Divino Corazon is still a destination worth the bridge toll for pupusas, Salvadoran tamales in thick cream sauce, meat pies with bronze-colored crusts and crinkle-fringed edges and boiled yuca topped with chicharron. Moreover it’s worth the trip to see one of the most inviting and welldone dining rooms of any Latin American restaurant to open since. Note that there’s a full bar, tropical drinks and an under-$5 kids menu but inconveniently early closing times: 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday.

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a coffee shop. It was Marigny Perks for years, it later turned into Coffee Friends and more recently the business became Who Dat Coffee Cafe (2401 Burgundy St., 872-0360). It still serves as a coffee shop, but owner Craig Nero recently expanded the options, adding dinner four nights a week in a back room that’s been dubbed Cafe Nero. With a round of remodeling just wrapped up, Cafe Nero serves dinner Thursday through Sunday, while Who Dat Coffee Cafe’s regular breakfast and lunch menu continues daily. There are ongoing dinner specials, like a surf and turf on Saturday, a rib-eye steak on Thursday and one-off specials such as softshell crab with remoulade. The daily cafe menu includes sandwiches and salads, brunch dishes like eggs Benedict or jalapeno cornbread with eggs, plus a large assortment of muffins, cupcakes and other baked goods arrayed in a collection of heavy glass jars and pie domes lining the service counter.

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It wasn’t so long ago that if you wanted Central American food in general — and pupusas in particular — you probably were headed to the West Bank for a cantina called Pupuseria Divino Corazon (2300 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 3685724). The business has been around since the late 1980s, growing out of what originally was a fruit stand to become a family-run restaurant. Thanks to the large and rapid growth in the local Hispanic population since Hurricane Katrina, there are a lot more Latin American restaurants all across the area. Many specialize in Central American food, and the pupusa is everywhere as a result. But, as a recent return visit to Pupuseria Divino Corazon confirmed, this pioneering West Bank eatery has not lost its appeal. In case you haven’t been introduced, pupusas are disks of cornmeal, thicker than a tortilla but still flat and slender, which are stuffed with some combination of beans, tiny bits of chicharron and salty white farmers cheese. They’re cooked to a golden toastiness on the griddle and traditionally are served with curtido, a tart, ribbon-thin cabbage and vinegar slaw. One pupusa is a tease, two are not enough, three start to get there, but somehow at four you’re completely stuffed. Like other restaurants, Pupuseria Divino Corazon originally brought a then-little-known food specialty to the scene by piggybacking on the popularity of another genre. So as places like Kim Son and Nine Roses presented early Vietnamese menus to New Orleanians alongside familiar Chinese-American fare, this pupuseria griddled up its pupusas and heaped on the curdito for one table and for the next served mass-appeal Mexican standards like gooey enchiladas and cheese dip. You still can order Tex-Mex next to traditional Salvadoran food here, and in fact Pupuseria Divino Corazon is a sanctuary






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Out 2 Eat is an index of Gambit contract advertisers. Unless noted, addresses are for New Orleans. Dollar signs represent the average cost of a dinner entree: $ — under $10; $$ — $11 to $20; $$$ — $21 or more. To update information in the Out 2 Eat listings, email, fax 483-3116 or call Will Coviello at 483-3106. Deadline is 10 a.m. Monday.


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AMERICAN CAFE BEIGNET — 311 Bourbon St., 525-2611; 334B Royal St., 524-5530; — The Western omelet combines ham, bell peppers, red onion and white cheddar, and is served with grits and French bread. The Cajun hash browns are made with andouille sausage, potatoes, bell peppers and red onions and served with a scrambled egg and French bread. No reservations. Bourbon Street: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Royal Street: Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 461-9840; — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ UPSTAIRS BAR







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SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 — The Lotto burger is a 6-oz. patty served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and Frostop’s secret sauce and cheese is optional. There are waffle fries and house-made root beer. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BAR & GRILL BAYOU BEER GARDEN — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou

burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ DMAC’S BAR & GRILL — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 3045757; www.dmacsbarandgrill. com — Stop in for daily lunch specials or regular items such as gumbo, seafood-stuffed po-boys or pulled-pork sliders topped with barbecue sauce. Bar noshing items include seafood beignets with white remoulade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ DOWN THE HATCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-0909; — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; — 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. $ SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938 — Shamrock serves burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, Reuben sandwiches, cheese sticks and fries with cheese or gravy. Other options include corned beef and cabbage, and fish and chips. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., latenight Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $

BURGERS BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL — 4905 Canal St., 4887357; — Top a 10-oz. Beach burger with cheddar, blue, Swiss or pepper Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms or house-made hickory sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; 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. $$ GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. The cochon de lait panini includes slowbraised pork, baked ham, pickles, Swiss, ancho-honey slaw, honey mustard and chili mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.Sun., lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PRAVDA — 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola. com — Pravda is known for its Soviet kitsch and selection of absinthes, and the kitchen offers pierogies, beef empanadas, curry shrimp salad and a petit steak served with truffle aioli. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINESE FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood 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; — 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. $

COFFEE/DESSERT ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 581-4422; www. — 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. $

CONTEMPORARY BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; — 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. $$$ OAK — 8118 Oak St., 3021485; — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www. — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; — Dine on French-Creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille,

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CUBAN/ CARIBBEAN MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — 437 Esplanade Ave., 2524800; — Mojitos serves a mix of Caribbean, Cuban and Creole dishes. Aruba scallops are seared and served with white chocolate chipotle sauce with jalapeno grits and seasonal vegetables. Warm walnut goat cheese is served with yuca chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ page 30

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PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; — 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. $

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; — 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. $$


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KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; — 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. — the wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. the Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. the Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., 529-1416; — Slow-cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slow-roasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

FReNCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., 895-0900; — Chef Nathan Gile’s menu includes pan-seared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffeeand coriander-spiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; www. — this French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GOURMet tO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 8855565; 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. $

INDIaN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-6666; — the cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and 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 Magazine 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, 8366859 — the traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ItaLIaN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 834-8583; — Chef/ owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni. com — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ ITALIAN PIE — 3706 Prytania St., 266-2523; — In addition to regular Italian pie pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches, this location offers a selection of entrees. Baked tilapia is topped with crabmeat and creamy bordelaise and served over angel hair pasta with glazed baby carrots. No reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, 436-8950; — this family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner tue.Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., 5618844; — the cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. open Sundays before New orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; — try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JaPaNeSe KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 8913644 — 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. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., 8996532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. the long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. there’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ WASABI SUSHI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; www.wasabinola. com — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. the Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LOUISIaNa CONteMPORaRY K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN — 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; www. — At chef Paul Prudhomme’s restaurant, signature dishes include blackened Louisiana drum, Cajun jambalaya and the blackened stuffed pork chop. Lunch service is deli style and changing options include poboys and dishes like tropial fruit salad with bronzed shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., 5938118; — Named for former New orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. the fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. there also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942 — tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. the duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily.

Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ZACHARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MeDIteRRaNeaN/ MIDDLe eaSteRN BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 314-0010; —the Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner 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 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. $ THE GREEN BURRITO NOLA — 3046 St. Claude Ave., 949-2889; — the steak burrito features Cajun-spiced beef slow-cooked with bell peppers, banana peppers, onion and squash and rolled in a flour, spinach, whole wheat or tomato-basil tortilla with basmati rice and beans. Spicy fish tacos are dressed with house pico de gallo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $ JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 486-9950; — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; — this surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — this casual cafe serves






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creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguese-style fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-0972; — 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, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www. — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855; — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., 309-7557; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; — 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. $$ OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www. — These cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, 302-2674 — The Sicilian pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. The chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS

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TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; — 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. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www. — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. The Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. 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. $ 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., 888-4004 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features

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GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www. — 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. $$

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DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. Original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of poboys 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. $

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June 27 | Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner featuring Bristol Bay Salmon


September 26 | Argentina

August 29 | Szechuan Province China September 12 | Turkey

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MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 8993374; www.mahonyspoboys. com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original poboys 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. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416; — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. The veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria. com — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. Other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., 322-2446; — The Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

SEAFOOD GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www. — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. Other options include fried seafood platters, po-boys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SOUL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., 241-2548; www. bigmommaschickenandwaffles. com — Big Momma’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 and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

STEAKHOUSE CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., 522-7902; www.centraarchy. com — This traditional steakhouse serves USDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. The menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Diner daily. Credit cards. $$$ CRESCENT CITY STEAKS — 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks. com — Order USDA prime beef dry-aged and hand-cut in house. There are porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three diners to share. Bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 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 late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ SANTA FE TAPAS — 1327 St. Charles Ave., 304-9915 — The menu includes both tapas dishes and entrees. Seared jumbo scallops are served with mango

and green tomato pico de gallo. Gambas al ajillo are jumbo shrimp with garlic, shallots, chilis and cognac. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8362007; — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THAI SUKHO THAI — 4519 Magazine St., 373-6471; 1913 Royal St., 948-9309; www. — Whole deep-fried redfish is topped with fried shrimp and scallops and served with vegetables and three-flavored chili sauce.No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www. — 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. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., 482-6266; www.cafeminh. com— The watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., 3097283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ LE VIET CAFE — 2135 St. Charles Ave., 304-1339 — The cafe offers pho, banh mi, spring rolls and rice and noodle dishes. Pho is available with chicken, brisket, rare beef or meatballs and comes with a basket of basil, bean sprouts and jalapenos. Vietnamese-style grilled beef ribs come with a special sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. 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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Treat Yourself Aziz Ansari returns to New Orleans By Lauren LaBorde


which features all-new material, 29-year-old Ansari focuses more on his uneasy transition to adulthood. “I just kind of hit that age where a lot of my friends are getting married and having babies, and it just seems like something that’s so far away,” he says. “I still feel like a kid and that just seems so crazy to me.” Ansari has always played the dual roles of stand-up comic and actor. After coming into stand-up by performing in New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the South Carolina native appeared on the MTV sketch comedy series Human Giant alongside Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer. That series ran from 2007 to 2008. His breakthrough movie spot came in Judd Apatow’s pensive 2009 comedy Funny People, in which he had a brief-butmemorable role as Randy (spelled with eight A’s), an over-the-top comic whose sets are replete with DJ air horn noises, signature dance moves and catchphrases and ribald sex stories. Ansari has incorporated Randy into his stand-up act, and the character makes an appearance on his 2010 CD/DVD Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. He currently appears on NBC’s Parks and Recreation as Tom Haverford, a low-level government worker who dreams of living the life of an entrepreneur or media mogul but is limited by his small town (and cluelessness). The show, which follows the mockumentary format popularized by fellow NBC series The Office, was criticized in its first season for being a paint-by-numbers version of that show. But now, heading into its fifth season, the show has garnered its own fan base, with many moments and characters developing into Internet memes (for example: Tom Haverford’s “treat yo self” and anything involving the character Ron Swanson). “I felt pretty confident it would catch on. I think any show in the first episodes is kind of figuring out the show,” Ansari says. “The first season was only six episodes, so there wasn’t time to build a following. And when we did a full season, and then seasons two and three, there [were] enough episodes for characters to get fleshed out and people to kind of discover the show.”

Comedian, actress and Parks and Recreation writer Chelsea Peretti, who had a memorable cameo on the pilot of Louie as fictionalized Louis C.K.’s uncomfortable blind date, opens for Ansari. And of course, Ansari probably will make the rounds at local restaurants. “There’s so many delicious foods options (in New Orleans),” Ansari says. “I’m excited to go back.”

Comedian Aziz Ansari stars on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. PHOTO BY COLIN PATRICK SMITH



Aziz Ansari with Chelsea Peretti 7 p.m. Tuesday Mahalia Jackson Theater 1419 Basin St. 287-0351 Tickets $50.80 (includes fees)

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ctor and comedian Aziz Ansari is a foodie: Among the bonus materials included in the download for his recent stand-up special Dangerously Delicious was a list of restaurant recommendations for cities included on that tour. It seems he also books tours based partially on memorable meals. On March 10 he tweeted “New Orleans. You are amazing. Cochon?? Rabbit and dumplings?? RIDIC. Adding tour date ASAP!!!” A few weeks later, Ansari announced a stop in June at New Orleans’ Mahalia Jackson Theater for his Buried Alive stand-up tour. “I don’t schedule my tour dates exclusively based on dumplings, but … I’ve been wanting to come to New Orleans,” Ansari says. “I came down for that Make it Right charity event that Brad Pitt did in town, and I had such a good time that I was going to add a date at some point, and it just worked out that I had some time in June to add that date, so I did.” He also had meals at culinary destinations Cochon Butcher, Le Petit Grocery and Sylvain while filming the Seth Rogen-directed apocalypse comedy The End of the World, which features — besides A-listers James Franco, Emma Watson and singer Rihanna — a veritable dream team of comics including Rogen, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Danny McBride and Ansari. “Every single one of us is in the movie. It’s ridiculous,” Ansari says. “It’s like The Expendables but with comedy people.” The Buried Alive tour comes on the heels of Ansari releasing Dangerously Delicious in March using the Louis C.K.-pioneered method of self-producing and releasing the special online via download for $5, a move that was wildly successful for C.K. Ansari isn’t announcing download numbers for the special, but based on Internet buzz it seems it was a success. Dangerously Delicious is marked by selfdeprecating observations about dating, his bumbling cousin Harris (a reoccurring character in Ansari’s stand-up) and anecdotes about his many hip-hop friends/fans, who include Kanye West and Jay-Z (in one joke, Ansari recounts a dinner with 50 Cent in which he discovered the rapper didn’t know what a grapefruit was). On the Buried Alive tour,



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FRIDAYS AT MIDNIGHT Kerry Irish Pub — patrick Cooper, 9

MAYFIELD’S NOJO JAM Burlesque Ballroom

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Jayna morgan & the sazerac sunrise Jazz band, 6; J-Cube, 9:30

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TUeSday 19 Banks Street Bar — emily estrella & the faux barrio billionaires, 10 Blue Nile — the thing feat. Joe mcphee, 10 BMC — Carolyn broussard, 5; eudora evans & Deep soul, 8; st. legends brass band, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — sweet olive string band, 5; tommy malone & bill malchow, 8 Chophouse New Orleans — John autin, 6:30 Circle Bar — Clint maedgen, 10 Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — treme brass band, 9

The Famous Door — Darren murphy & big soul, 3 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — afrojack, r3hab, shermanology, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Jason marsalis, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — elizabeth “la la” nicole, 6; pocket aces brass band, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — sander Hicks, 8; tom Henehan, 9; michael liuzza, 10 New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park — navy band new orleans Jazz Combo, 3 Old Point Bar — Josh garrett & the bottom line, 8 One Eyed Jacks — Jonathan richman, 9 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8 Siberia — royal tinfoil, fens, blind texas marlin, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro —

Spotted Cat — andy J. forest, 4; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 6; aurora nealand & the royal roses, 10

WedneSday 20 Algiers Ferry Dock — wednesdays on the point feat. big Daddy o revue, ed willis & blues 4 sale, 6 Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10 The Beach — Chicken on the bone, 7:30 Big Al’s Deckbar Seafood & Blues — oscar & the blues Cats, 8 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — soundman presents, 8; gravy, 11 BMC — Jeff Chaz blues band, 5; blues4sale, 8; Deja Vu brass band, 11 Buffa’s Lounge — ben De la Cour, 7 Cafe Prytania — Dead leaves, 11

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Dead leaves, 9; Josh schurr, 10

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Three Muses — Helen gillet, 4:30; schatzy, 7 United Bakery — Delay, sidekicks, spraynard, brave Companions, 7 Victory — sombras brilhantes, 8

THURSday 21 12 Bar — opium symphony

Banks Street Bar — Casey saba, 10

Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8

Bayou Beer Garden — mo Jelly, 8

Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6

The Beach — Chicken on the bone, 7:30

d.b.a. — tin men, 7; Colin lake & the roadmasters, 10

Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — bob andrews, 9:30

Blue Nile — micah mcKee & little maker, 7

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori woods, 5; irvin mayfield’s noJo Jam, 8


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6/30 Adonis Rose Quartet

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Uptown Jazz orchestra, 8 & 10

Chophouse New Orleans — amanda walker, 6

Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Kermit ruffins DJ set, 6

Burlesque Ballroom featuring Trixie Minx and

8pm 6/23 Wendell Brunious

Siberia — goodnight Darlings, the memory, sam levine, 10

Bacchanal — Courtyard Kings Quartet, 7

House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Cary Hudson, 7



Rock ’N’ Bowl — Jerry embree, 8:30

Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum — Victory belles, noon


Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown Romy Kaye

Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz band feat. mark braud, 8

Chickie Wah Wah — geraniums, 8

House of Blues — Kipori woods, 7; el-p, Killer mike, mr. muthaf-ckin exquire, Despot, 9


One Eyed Jacks — Cash’d out: a tribute to Johnny Cash, 9

AllWays Lounge — goodnight Darlings, 10

Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30


Old U.S. Mint — tom mcDermott, noon

Spotted Cat — ben polcer, 4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen street Jug band, 10


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Old Point Bar — mumbles, 7:30

Candlelight Lounge — treme brass band, 9

The Famous Door — Darren murphy & big soul, 3




BMC — soulabilly swamp boogie band, 5; andy J. forest, 8; Young fellaz brass band, 11 Buffa’s Lounge — bill malchow, 8 Chophouse New Orleans — John autin, 6:30 Circle Bar — Helen gillet’s wazozo Zorchestra, 10 Columns Hotel — fredy omar, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6

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Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — tom Hook & friends, 9:30

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The Maison — John Dobry, 6; Upstarts, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Debbie Davies, 10

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Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Wendell Brunious, 9:30 The Famous Door — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hey! Cafe — Slingshot Dakota, Sirens, Dustin Walkowski, Ryan Leavelle, 7 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Pockit tyme feat. Derwin “Big D” Perkins & Cornell Williams, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James Rivers Movement, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Aine O’Doherty, 9 The Maison — Erin Demastes, 5; Chicken & Waffles, 7; J2k, Fatty Lumpkin, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — the trio, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Alabama Slim Blues Revue, 4; 30x90 Blues Women, 9:30




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Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Nattie, 8; Frans Schumann, 9; turchi, 10 Oak — Mumbles, 9 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Ken Swartz & the Palace of Sin, 6 Old Point Bar — Matt Clark, 6 Old U.S. Mint — Barry Martin & John Royen, 3 Pavilion of the Two Sisters — thursdays at twilight feat. Banu Gibson, 6

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Preservation Hall — New Birth Brass Band feat. tanio Hingle, 8 Ray’s — Bobby Love Band, 6 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Chubby Carrier, 8:30 The Saint Hotel (Burgundy Bar) — the Yat Pack, 8 Siberia — the Young, Ghost Bikini, High, DJ Suzy Q, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Rex Gregory, 8 & 10

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Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Smoking time Jazz Club, 10

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Three Muses — tom McDermott, 4:30; Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 7:30

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St. Roch Tavern — J.D. & the Jammers, 8:30

Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6

son, 5; Rites of Passage, 9

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The Maison — those Peaches, 5; Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7; Upstarts, midnight

AllWays Lounge — Scully & the Rough 7, Ratty Scurvics & His Imaginary trio, 10 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, 7 Austin’s Restaurant — Scott Kyser, 7 Babylon Lounge — Opium Symphony, Noyola, 10 Banks Street Bar — Acadias, Young Mothers, 10 Bayou Bar at the Pontchartrain Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8 Bayou Beer Garden — Dave Jordan, 9 Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7 BMC — El DeOrazio & Friends, 3; Angelina & the Real Deal, 6; Dana Abbot Band, 9; Deja Vu Brass Band, 12:30 a.m. Buffa’s Lounge — Natasha Sanchez, Gardenia Moon & Leah Rose, 8 Cafe Istanbul — Rhythm Urbano, 11 Carrollton Station — Chuck Credo & Brint Anderson, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Pfister Sisters, 5:30; Arsene De Lay, 8 Chophouse New Orleans — Amanda Walker, 6:30 Circle Bar — Sideshow tragedy, 10 Columns Hotel — Alex Bachari trio, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 The Cypress — On the Way to Infinity, Ocean’s Aftermath, 7 d.b.a. — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6; Bo-Keys, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric traub trio, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hermes Bar — Shannon Powell trio, 9 & 11 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Colin Lake, 5 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Black Venoms, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Colin Lake Band, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — tom Worrell, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wil-

Le Bon Temps Roule — Bill Malchow, 7

Maple Leaf Bar — Brass-AHolics, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Daniel Black, 7; Richard Bienvenu, 8; Mike true, 9; Sydney Beaumont, 10 Oak — Jen Howard, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick trolsen, 5; Cree Rider Family Band, Jimmy Sweetwater, 9:30 Patrick’s Bar Vin — Jerry Christopher trio, 4:30 Pelican Club — Sanford Hinderlie, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 The Reserve of Orleans — Naydja CoJoe & the Jazz Experience, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Broken Heart Pharaohs, 9:30 Rock ‘N’ Bowl — top Cats, 9:30 Siberia — Whitehorse, Hot Graves, Solid Giant, Dethrone, Kringe, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ellis Marsalis Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Shotgun Jazz Band, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Tipitina’s — Flow tribe, 10 Treasure Chest Casino — Chicken on the Bone, 9

SatUrday 23 Banks Street Bar — Dresden, No Room For Saints, Cape of the Matador, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — Ron Hotstream, 9 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues trio, 7; Zena Moses & Rue Fiya, 10 BMC — Chris Polacek & the Hubcap Kings, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 6; Paula & the Pontiacs, 9; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, midnight Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — Mercy Brothers, 9 Circle Bar — Egg Yolk Jubilee, 10 The Cypress — Void the Atlantic, Before the Dreamer, 7 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8; Good Enough for Good times, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — George French trio

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Dry Dock Cafe — Some Like it Hot!, 7 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big al Carson, 8:30 Hermes Bar — Leroy Jones Quartet, 9 & 11 Hi-Ho Lounge — Meta the Man album release, 9:30 House of Blues — Dan Band, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Wendell Brunious, 8; Free agents Brass Band, midnight Joy Theater — Mrs. Magician, 9 Kerry Irish Pub — Danny Burns, 5; Hurricane Refugees, 9 The Maison — Ramblin’ Letters, 4; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Essentials, 10; Lemonhead, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — George Porter Jr. & His Runnin Pardners, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Il Famouso, 7; Robert Steel, 8; Dan Lavoie, 9 Oak — Colin Lake, 9 Old Point Bar — Jeb Rault Band, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Seguenon Kone & Ensemble Fatien, 2

Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Swing Kings feat. Steve Pistorius, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Michael aaron & the Strays, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Rocking Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters, 9:30 Siberia — Tintypes, Kid Carsons, Picnic, 7 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Chris Thomas King, 8 & 10 Speckled T’s — Chicken on the Bone, 9 Spotted Cat — Meghan Stewart & the Reboppers, Panorama Jazz Band, Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street all-Stars, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen St. all Stars, 10 Tequila Blues — Javier Tobar & Elegant Gypsy, 7 Tipitina’s — Second Line Showdown, 10 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10

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ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Works Bettina Miret, jewelry by Kiki Huston and collage paintings by Phillip Lightweis-Goff, through June. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 522-1999; — “Rings of Granite,” sculpture by Jesus Moroles; “Ersy: Architect of Dreams,” selections from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art exhibition, through July 14. THE BEAUTY SHOP. 3828 Dryades St. — Works by Rebecca Rebouche, ongoing. BEE GALLERIES. 319 Chartres St., 587-7117; — Works by 15 local and regional artists including Martin LaBorde, ongoing. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; www.bernardbeneito. com — Oil paintings, prints, postcards and license plates by Bernard Beneito, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “New Orleans Loves to Second Line All the Time,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., — Ceramics by Hallie Marie Kuhn, through July 10. CAFE BABY. 237 Chartres St., 310-4004; www. — Paintings and works on paper by Mark Bercier, ongoing. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., 525-

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Lately if feels as if the dog days of summer are upon us. In the art world, summer means group shows, so The Front’s You Beautiful Bitch expo, in which eight female artists celebrate their animal companions, seems apropos. Women and their pets is a complicated theme, but here we see some new views of the archetypal essence of dogness. Lee Deigaard’s Bitch, You Confound (pictured) features a headshot of a mutt in an electric moment of epiphany, as if the secret inner meaning of bone burying and crotch sniffing had just been revealed in a flash of canine enlightenment. Natalie McLaurin’s video, He Needs Me, depicts the artist with her head and shoulders partially buried in her yard as her dog circumnavigates her torso in a chthonic dramatization of the deeper meanings of love and dirt. Mythic riffs abound in Monica Zeringue’s eerily bejeweled wolverine headpiece, even as Kathy High’s trans-species wall projection of Cat’s Eyes beamed through a fish bowl reminds us that felines can be bitchy too. But that’s what pets are for: to console us and make us crazy. In the next gallery, Claire Rau’s Permission installation features apocryphal furniture parts leaning inexplicably against a wall. Replacing Duchamp’s “readymades” with improbable handmade objects, Rau quietly yet provocatively questions the meaning of art, craft and aesthetics. In Nicole Jean Hill’s Artifacts and Incidents landscape photographs, some sculpturally bullet-riddled beer cans and the skin of a gutted deer seemingly deep in sleep slyly undermine our preconceptions of truth and beauty. But Jan Gilbert’s 30 Years wall documentation of her own public art projects is a compendium of graphic art about public art, a visual archive in which a room becomes a time capsule reflecting an epoch of creative endeavor. Meanwhile, in the backyard, Gilbert and Babette Beaullieu’s flapping “Cajun” prayer flags seem to celebrate the passing of life’s (hurricane) seasons. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT


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CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; — “the Sixth Month,” a group exhibition, through June.

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or salvaged materials by Linda Berman, Georgette Fortino, David Bergeron, Kelly Guidry and tress turner, ongoing.

HOMESPACE GALLERY. 1128 St. Roch Ave., (917) 584-9867 — “Beheld,” a group exhibition of photographs, through July 8.

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 3094249; www.octaviaartgallery. com — “Inside/Outside: Contemporary Cuban Art,” works by Luisa Mesa, Victoria Montoro Zamorano, Jose Antonio Choy and Ruben Rodriguez Martinez, through June.

COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 8916789; www.coleprattgallery. com — “About a Line,” works by Katie Rafferty, through June.

JACK GALLERY. 900 Royal St., 588-1777 — Paintings, lithographs and other works by tom Everhart, Gordon Parks, Al Hirschfeld, Stanley Mouse, Anja, Patrick McDonnell and other artists, ongoing.

COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; — “Ghosts of the Quarry,” a multimedia installation by Blaine Capone, through July 21.

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www. — “Cries of New Orleans,” a group show of paintings featuring Carol Hallock, through June.

COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; — Hand-carved woodworks by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “So Much Art, So Little time III,” an annual retrospective of gallery artists and artists from the past 10 months of exhibitions, through Aug. 1. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032; www. — “Visages,” works by Devin Meyers and Fat Kids, through June.

GALLERY 3954. 3954 Magazine St., 400-9032; www. — Works by Fifi Laughlin, George Marks, Julie Silvers, Kathy Slater and Neirmann Weeks, ongoing. GALLERY VERIDITAS. 3822 Magazine St., 2675991; — “A Little Old, A Little New,” works by J. Renee and Luis Colmenares, through June. GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., 616-7427; — “Heat Wave,” works by Stephen Collier, t.J. Donovan and Stephen G. Rhodes, through July 8.

LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; — “Man, Myth, Monster,” a group exhibition curated by Christy Wood, through June 28. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 304-7942; — “Parallel,” works by J.t. Blatty, through June 29. MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., 5580505; www.michalopoulos. com — Paintings and other works by James Michalopoulos, ongoing. NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — “Splash: the Freedom of Artistic Expression,” works by Stephen Williams, Aziz Diagne and Cathy DeYoung, through July 31. NEW ORLEANS HEALING CENTER. 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; www. neworleanshealingcenter. org — “Mixed Messages.2: Multiracial Identity Past & Present,” a group exhibition of artwork concerning race and identity curated by Beryl Johns and Jerald L. White, through June.

GUY LYMAN FINE ART. 3645 Magazine St., 8994687; www.guylymanfineart. com — Mixed media with mechanical light sculpture by Jimmy Block, ongoing.

NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 865-5328; — “Patricia Cronin: All Is Not Lost,” through June.

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PETER O’NEILL STUDIOS. 721 Royal St., 527-0703; — Works by Peter O’Neill, ongoing. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 5237945; — Works by Cathy Cooper-Stratton, Margo Manning, Chad Ridgeway and teri Walker and others, ongoing. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., 610-0581 — “Photosmith’s Quintet,” music photographs by Zack Smith, Chris Felver, Barry Kaiser, Greg Miles and Bob Compton, through June. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 710-4506; — Works by Adam Montegut, Cynthia Ramirez, Gina Laguna and others, through July 31. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www.sorengallery. com — “Watershed,” mixedmedia works by Gretchen Weller Howard; “traveling,” paintings by Michael Marlowe, through June. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; — “Bobbery,” machine drawings by Christopher Deris and Karoline Schleh, through July 8. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “Louisiana Roots,” paintings by Ed Clark; sculpture by Harold Cousins, through June 29. STUDIO 831. 532 Royal St., 304-4392; — “In a Mind’s Eye,” sculpture by Jason Robert Griego, ongoing. THOMAS MANN GALLERY I/O. 1812 Magazine

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THREE RIVERS GALLERY. 333 E. Boston St., (985) 8922811; www.threeriversgallery. com — “the Summer Wind,” paintings by Stangl Melancon, through July 17.


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CLARENCE JOHN LAUGHLIN AWARD. the New Orleans Photo Alliance awards $5,000 to a fine art photographer who is creating, or has completed, a significant body of work. Visit for details. Submission deadline is July 20. LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; — the museum seeks submissions for the statewide juried exhibition of Louisiana artists that awards cash prizes.

the exhibition opens Aug. 4 during White Linen Night and closes Sept. 24. Visit www. for details. Submissions deadline is July 2.

LOUISIANA HOME GROWN HARVEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. the inaugural festival, held Sept. 21-23, seeks arts and crafts vendors. Email or visit for details. MANDEVILLE’S MARIGNY OCTOBERFEAST. the City of Mandeville seeks a poster and logo design for its inaugural festival (Oct. 24-27). Email acasborne@cityofmandeville. com for details. Submissions deadline is June 29.

museums LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www. — “Mallarme II: Movement & Abstraction,” works by George Dunbar, through June. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through January 2013.

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www. — “Mass Produced: technology in 19th-Century English Design,” through Sunday. “Drawn to the Edge,” an installation of large-scale drawings in the museum’s Great Hall by Katie Holden; “Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III”; both through Sept. 9. “Dario Robleto: the Prelives of the Blues,” through Sept. 16. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7, 201. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. — “Maximalist and Naturalist,” paintings by Merk Messersmith; “Remedies,” oil paintings by Alexa Kleinbard; “Duck Blinds: Louisiana,” photographs by Nell Campbell; “Elysium,” photographs by Colleen Mullins; “Field Work,” photograms by Woody Woodroof; photographs by CC Lockwood; “Plastic Gulf,” video by Lee Deigaard; both through July 23. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence with drawings by architects Edward Sporl, Albert C. Ledner, Philip Roach Jr. and Leonard Reese Spangenberg, through Dec. 7. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 5690405; www.southernfood. org — “tanqueray Olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21, 2013. “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food tV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “then and Now: the Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.



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TheaTeR AN ALIEN HOME COMPANION & THE TITANIC COMEDY HOUR. The AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; — Running With Scissors drags the popular films back in time to create a double bill of campy radio plays. Tickets $15-$20. 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. (call 943-6910 for Thursday’s performance only), 6 p.m. Sun. CATCH THE WALL. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; — The NOLA Project presents a workshop performance of Gabrielle Reisman’s play about two charter schools and the bounce music hero that haunts its halls. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday.

THE GINGHAM DOG. Elm Theatre, 220 Julia St., 218-0055; — In Lanford Wilson’s play, an interracial couple suffers through the first days of separation amid the height of the Civil Rights movement. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday through July 7. THE GNADIGES FRAULEIN. Clouet Park, Clouet Street between Royal and Dauphine streets — Four Humours Theater presents Tennessee Williams’ surrealist comedy about a woman who competes with the ferocious birds in her fictitious town for fish. Call 948-4167 or email fourhumourstheater@ for details. Tickets $12. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday through June. GROWING UP BLACK (AND HAPPY) IN NEW ORLEANS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE GREAT CHAKULA. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070;

LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL. JuJu Bag Cafe and Barber Salon, 5363 Franklin Ave., 872-0969; www. — New Orleans R&B singer Sharon Martin plays Billie Holiday in the musical dramatizing her final performance. Call 570-0266 for reservations. Advance tickets $20 general admission, $16 seniors, $12 students; $25 at the door. Fridays through June 29. ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. Lupin Theatre, Tulane University, 865-5106; — Tulane and A Red Noses Theatre Company present Tom Stoppard’s absurdist play about the two courtiers from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Tickets $15 preview performances (June 21-22), $35 opening night (June 23), $25 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 29-30 and July 6, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1 and July 7. SPUD & MO PRESENT: THE BICKERSONS. Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; — WWL’s Spud and Mo McConnell bring to life the 1930s-’40s radio show. 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday. SUBURBIA. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; — Amanda Francis directs Eric Bogosian’s play about the happenings of a small band of characters in a 7-Eleven parking lot. Tickets $25. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. SUNSET BOULEVARD. Tulane University, Dixon Hall, 865-5105 ext. 2; www.tulane. edu — Tulane’s Summer Lyric Theatre presents the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about a fading silent film star living in a decaying mansion on the Los Angeles street. Tickets start at $28. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2


p.m. Sunday. VERBATIM VERBOTEN. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www. — Actors stage performances of surveillance tapes, wiretapped conversations, on-camera diatribes, released emails and other transcripts of notorious recorded conversations. Tickets $8. 8 p.m. Wednesdays through July 11. YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Cutting Edge Theater at Attractions Salon, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; — Clark Gesner’s musical is based on the Peanuts comic strip. Tickets $18.50 general admission, $12 children. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through June.

BuRlesque & CaBaReT BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www. — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show.

Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday. REVEREND SPOOKY LESTRANGE & HER BILLION DOLLAR BABY DOLLS. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; — The burlesque troupe presents “I Am Woman.” Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Friday.

FaMIlY HANSEL AND GRETEL. Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 862-3214 — The Patchwork Players present their improvisational version of the tale. Call 314-2579 or email patchworkplayersnola@ for reservations. Tickets $8. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday and June 25-29, 11 a.m. June 30. THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie, 885-2000; — Children in third through seventh grades perform the stage version of the Disney animated classic. Tickets $15 general admission, $12 students and

seniors, $10 children 12 and under. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

sTaGe eVeNTs FRINGE FEST PILLOW TALK AND A SHOT. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www.lostlovelounge. com — Stage designers Jeff Becker, Joan Long and Adam Tourek discuss “Tiny Houses and What Goes on Inside a Designer’s Mind” at the Fringe Fest’s monthly panel discussion on theater-related topics. Call (603) 300-7321 or visit www. for details. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

CoMedY ANDI COLL’S PRETTY WITTY COMEDY SHOW. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — The show also features Courtney George, Zetta Gagliano, Vicky Iik, Nicky Phillips and Logan Sanders. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday. BLOCK PARTY. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.;

www.newmovementtheater. com — The open mic allows participants to take the stage for five minutes to present anything they want. Tickets $5. 9:30 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; — The theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. DRUNKTOONS. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; — Reprising its 2012 Fringe Fest performance, the National Comedy Company performs the voices of poorly animated shorts live. Tickets $8. Visit for details. 11 p.m. Saturday.

JOSEPH P. LARKIN. Cutting Edge Theater at Attractions Salon, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; — The comedian is a New Orleans native who currently lives and performs in Los Angeles. Tickets $15. 10 p.m. Friday.

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DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. NOCCA Riverfront, 2800 Chartres St., 940-2787; www.nocca. com — NOCCA faculty, current drama students and local actors perform Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s stage adaptation. Tickets $20 general admission, $12 students and seniors. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

— Actor, playwright, director and former comedian Chakula cha Jua tells his story of growing up in New Orleans in the one-man show. Tickets $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Anthony Bean has directed a thoroughly engrossing For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. Ntozake Shange called her 1975 experimental drama a “choreopoem.” The description is apt, but doesn’t convey the electricity the piece generates. Seven women, identified in the script only by the color of their costumes, pour out a verbal fugue of what it means and how it feels to be both female and black. The women each reveal multiple episodes, many of them horrifying, including rape, abortion, abuse and more. No wonder suicide seems like the only way out. But there’s also a rainbow in the title. It’s an “inner” rainbow THRu For Colored Girls Who and expresses itself in the profusion of inventive group dancing (choJuNe Have Considered Suireographed by Ieasha Prime-Martin, who also plays the Lady in Blue). cide When the Rainbow African-Americans have often found strength and refuge in music, and is Enuf this production demonstrates that. Bean tinkered with individual monologues, sometimes breaking a mono8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; logue into a scene with several players. He has also added period pop tunes, 3 p.m. Sun. many sung by Asia Nelson, to good effect. Anthony Bean Performers Toya Thomas, Sheleta Burke Manuel, Giselle Nahkid, Lauren Community Theater Channell, Donna M. King, Dorshena M. Pittman and Prime-Martin keep the audience riveted. The drama is as fresh and experimental now as it was when 1333 S. Carrollton Ave. it burst on the world and won several awards. 862-7529 Wanda Bryant’s costumes are simple and tasteful: black leotards with some accessories to add color. John Grimsley’s simple set is effective as is Lyn F. www.anthonybeantheCaliva’s lighting. There are too many brief scenes to single out any individually for description. The stunning climax, however, cannot be passed over. It’s apparently based on a real incident. A man named Beau Willie Brown is determined to worm his way back into his broken marriage. His ex-wife, the mother of his young children, wants no part of it. He talks his way into her apartment and coaxes her to let him caress the kids, but he instead dangles the chidren by their feet out the sixth story window and threatens to drop them unless she agrees to marry him. I hate to leave you dangling, but I hate even more to reveal the ending, because I truly hope you will go see this extraordinary show and find out for yourself. Colored Girls deserves to be a hit. — DALT WONK


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TODDLER TIME. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www. — the museum

hosts tuesday and thursday activities for children ages three and under and their parents or caregivers. admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m.

THURSDay 21 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; — the ogden offers art

activities for kids during weekly after Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

EVENTS TUESDay 19 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — the weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, green plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 5222621; www.frenchmarket. org — the market is open daily and features nine eateries, an oyster bar, a bakery and fresh seafood and produce. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. NOLA PRIDE FESTIVAL. festival events include a “studio 54” party, film screenings, family events, book signings, a parade, a street festival and more. Visit for the full schedule and other details. tuesday-sunday. WE BEND, BUT DON’T BREAK: NURTURING JUST VISIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN POST-EARTHQUAKE HAITI. Community Book

Center, 2523 Bayou Road, 948-7323; www. — the event features guest speakers, a video presentation and opportunities to assist in Haiti’s reconstruction. 6 p.m.

WEDNESDay 20 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. GREAT DECISIONS DISCUSSION PROGRAM. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www. — world affairs Council of new orleans president and tulane political science professor Chris fettweis discusses middle eastern realignment, covering the arab spring and what lies ahead for the middle east. free admission. email director@ or visit www. for details. 6 p.m. LUNCHBOX LECTURE. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. — the semi-monthly lecture series focuses on world war ii-related topics. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. noon. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at 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.

THURSDay 21 EPILEPSY & SEIZURE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie,

tion of louisiana holds a monthly support group for adults who have or are impacted by epilepsy or seizure disorders. the group meets in the foundation board room. Call (800) 960-0587 or email kelly@epilepsylouisiana. org for details. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. THE LENS SUMMER SALON. New Orleans Public Library, Rosa Keller Branch, 4300 S. Broad St., 596-2675; — the online investigative news outlet hosts a panel discussing “road Home properties and blight: what Happens next?” Call 483-1811 or email amueller@thelensnola. org for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY: FULLY CHARGED. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., 587-3663; www. — the “greatest show on earth” returns with dancers, clowns, acrobats, aerialists, animals and more. admission $15-$95. Call (866) 248-8740 or visit www. for details. 7 p.m. thursday-friday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. saturday, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. sunday.

fRiDay 22 BON APPETIT GRUB CRAWL. the magazine’s three-day event is a pubcrawl inspired food tour featuring stops at restaurants in the warehouse District, french Quarter and garden District. saturday’s event includes a concert at Joy theater (1200 Canal st.). Visit www.bagrubcrawl. com/neworleans for the full schedule and other details. tickets $69-$199 for grub crawl, $15 for concert only. friday-sunday. FESTIGALS. Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 5233341; — former wwl-tV anchor and current Today host Hoda Kotb headlines the women’s weekend event featuring empowerment seminars, workshops, networking opportunities, social events and more. admission $30-$275. Call 524-1227 or visit www. for the full schedule and other details. friday-sunday. HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE EVENT. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., 561-1234; — bank of america hosts a free, two-day event for customers experiencing financial hardship. attendees can meet with bank specialists to receive budget consultations, discuss loan modification options and alternatives to foreclosure. Visit www.bankofamerica. com/homeownerevent for details. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. friday-saturday. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. 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. THE PRESS OF NEW ORLEANS: THE PAST. THE PRESENT. THE FUTURE? Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 865-2074; — larry lorenz, professor emeritus at loyola’s school of mass Communication, examines the changing face of media in new orleans in light of the recent TimesPicayune cut and reorganization. 3:30 p.m. RALSTON CRAWFORD IN NEW ORLEANS PANEL DISCUSSION. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; — sheldon art galleries curator olivia lahs-gonzales, Historic new orleans Collection director of museum programs John lawrence and noma curator russell lord discuss the museum’s Ralston Crawford and Jazz exhibition. 7 p.m.

SaTURDay 23 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. 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 for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GIRL SCOUTS GOLF TOURNAMENT & GALA. the girls’ leadership organization

celebrates its centennial with a golf tournament at 9 a.m. at stonebridge golf Club (1500 stonebridge Drive, gretna) and a gala with live music, food, a silent auction, an open bar and more from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Hilton new orleans riverside (2 poydras st.). Visit for details. golf tournament admission $120, gala admission $100. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — the weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. JAZZIN’ ON THE RIVER. Steamboat Natchez, Toulouse Street Wharf, 586-8777; www. steamboatnatchez. com — the society of st. Vincent Depaul hosts its annual gala featuring a silent auction, food, drinks and live music. Call 8619709 or e-mail rtomeny@ for details. admission $100. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. POPULAR MECHANICS HOME SAFETY PREP SHOW. Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 465-9985; — first responders, Popular Mechanics editors, wDsU weather pros, survival gurus and special guest celebrity-experts discuss how to survive any disaster and thrive in the aftermath. Visit www. for details. admission $8, free for children under 18. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. RENAISSANCE MARKETPLACE OF EASTERN NEW ORLEANS. Renaissance Marketplace, 5700 Read Blvd. — the market offers cuisine from area restaurants, shopping, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Holy Angels Complex, 3500 St. Claude Ave., 875-4268; — the weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. saturdays. page 46




ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — the market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call 355-4442 or visit www. for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. TALENTED YOUTHFEST 2012 AUDITIONS. New Orleans Crescent City Grill, 1673 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 267-0752 — Dancers, singers, rappers, musicians, poets, actors and actresses ages 9-18 can audition to perform at the talent showcase, held at Oakwood Center on July 21. Call 473-4602 or email for details. Noon to 5 p.m. TULANE POLICE VS. NEW ORLEANS POLICE CHARITY SOFTBALL GAME. Turchin Stadium, Greer Field, 862-8000 ;‎ — Officers from both organizations square off in a softball game to benefit longtime tulane police officer Clarence Odom, who needs a kidney transplant. Call 8655381 for details. Admission $5. 3 p.m.


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ROCHEFORT AND THE ATLANTIC: AT THE HEART OF THE FRANCO-AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP. Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., 523-4662; www. — Emmanuel de


Fontainieu, director general of La Corderie Royale de La Rochelle, discusses Marquis de Lafayette, the historic arsenal in Rochefort, France, and Project L’Hermione, an effort to rebuild Lafayette’s ship. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. Call 523-4662 or for details. Lecture 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., reception 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANTS. the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations that hire local performers for cultural events. Call 558-6100 or visit www. for details. Application deadline is July 16. HUMANA COMMUNITIES BENEFIT. Humana awards a $100,000 grant to a local nonprofit working to improve health experiences or build healthy communities. Visit www. for details. Application deadline is July 31.

CALL FOR VOLuNTEERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; — the American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient-service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, or visit www. AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS. the aquarium accepts applications for the volunteer naturalists, education, husbandry and volunteer diver programs. Visit volunteers/aquarium for details. BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth. org for details. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, 309-7304 or (877) 500-7304; www.bbbssela. org — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information.

Call 495-1459 or email latifia@ for details. EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION. the nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call 821-5009 or email info@ for details. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. the group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Email peter.schamp@ or visit for details. HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. the volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up to attend service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call 483-7041 ext. 107, email volunteer@ or visit 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. JACKSON BARRACKS MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS. the museum seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call David at 837-0175 or email for details. JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL. the charter school that educates at-risk middle school students who have been expelled from Jefferson Parish public schools seeks adult mentors for its students. Call 836-0808 for details.

CASA NEW ORLEANS. the organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. the time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at 522-1962 ext. 213 or email for details.

LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. Dorothy Dorsett Brown LA/SPCA Campus, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., Algiers, 368-5191; — 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

CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and seek volunteers to field shopper questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more.

LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit or email

for details. MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at 888-5880 for details. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION. the MDA seeks volunteers ages 16 and older for its weeklong summer camps around the country. Call (800) 572-1717 or visit www. for details. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; — the museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call 527-6012 ext. 243 or email for details. OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student s from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit and www. PEOPLE PROGRAM. the nonprofit seeks volunteers to teach active seniors at its campuses in Metairie, New Orleans and the West Bank. Call 284-7678 for details. PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS. New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMSOutreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email or call 654-1060 for information. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., 8214121; — the council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. the StAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call 899-0820, email or visit for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. the teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach

middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call 831-8475 for details. TOURO HEALTH CAREER CAMP. touro Volunteer Services accepts applications for its Health Career Camp for older high school students and recent graduates interested in health care. Call 897-8107 or visit for details. Application deadline is Friday.

wORDS ANN TUENNERMAN. Hubbell Library, 225 Morgan St., 5962640; — the founder of tales of the Cocktail discusses and signs her book of the same name. 6:30 p.m. tuesday. DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; — the bar hosts a free weekly poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. tuesday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. GEOFF WYSS. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — the author discusses and signs How. 1 p.m. Saturday. JOHN T. EDGE. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — the author signs and discusses The Truck Food Cookbook: 150 Recipes and Ramblings from America’s Best Restaurants on Wheels. Food truck taceaux Loceaux will be at the event. 6 p.m. tuesday. LEONARD PITTS. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 8952266 — the author discusses and signs Freeman. 5:30 p.m. thursday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — the weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. NATALIE HOPKINSON. Maple Street Book Shop, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 304-7115; www. — the author reads from and signs Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City. 6:30 p.m. tuesday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; www.themcken- — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturdays. ROSALYN STORY. Maple Street Book Shop, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 304-7115; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — the author signs and discusses Wading Home. 6:30 p.m. thursday. RUTH SALVAGGIO. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — the author signs and discusses Hearing Sappho in New Orleans: The Call of Poetry from Congo Square to the Ninth Ward. 6 p.m. thursday. SOCRATES CAFE. St. Tammany Parish Library, Folsom Branch, 82393 Railroad Ave., Folsom, (985) 796-9728 — the philosophical group holds a monthly discussion. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; — the coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. TRAVEL WRITING SEMINAR. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — Reine Dugas Bouton, English professor at Southeastern Louisiana University, leads the workshop. 7 p.m. thursday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; www. — the group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email hwoodie104@gmail. com for details. WILLIAM JOYCE. NOCCA Riverfront Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., 940-2787; — the event features a screening of Joyce’s Academy Award-winning short film inspired by his children’s book The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, as well as an interview with the author by Susan Larson for WWNO’s “the Reading Life” and a book signing. Advance tickets are required. Call 8997323 for details. 6 p.m. Friday.

CALL FOR wRITERS DIXIE KANE CONTEST. the Southern Louisiana Chapter of Romance Writers of America sponsors the contest for romance, historical romance, paranormal and inspirational writers. Visit www.solawriters. org for details. there is a $15 fee per manuscript. Submissions deadline is July 15.






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to adopt & love “T-Man”, sweet, shy cat, best in adult home. Very healthy & likes to be with another cat. (504) 975-5971


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639 Evergreen Gretna 2BR/1BA • $114,500


With $800 upper revenue: 2478 sq ft total, tropical setting, 1/2 blk streetcar, 2 blks river. 8129 Maple St. $440,000. 504-314-1455. MUST SEE!



Southern plantation on 3.2 acres. Bldrs personal hm designed & constructed w/fine upgrades & amenities. True Gourmet kit, 5500sq main hm has 5BR/5BA & 1300sf private qtrs. MUCH MORE! Darlene Gurievsky, Gardner Realtors, Off: (985) 674-SOLD (7653) or cell: (985) 789-2434.




Mobile: 504-259-2616 • Office: 504-457-2616 Broker: 504-888-9900 Ext. 616


Metairie & Kenner Properties To be included, call your account rep or 504-483-3122

Beautiful gut renovation on Grand Rte. St. John: 2300 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home. All new with custom and bespoke finishes. THE BEST neighborhood in the city- walk half a block to Bayou St. John, restaurants, wine store, coffee shop, grocery, pharmacy and Jazz Fest. If you are a kayaker, jogger, picnic having, wine drinking, Bayou lover, who is looking for a wonderful home and life, this house is for you. Offered at $495,000.00. Inquiries should call 504-914-5606.

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Serving the Southshore and Northshore for over 20 years. Residential Home Appraisals Kevin T. LaGraize New Orleans R.E. Appraisal Services 504-284-3445


A Northshore Residential Community Wooded lots 2+ acres Build a home on the lot of your chose. Design a raised garden. Create a personal space. Discover the outdoors. Take riding lessons. Observe wildlife. Easy access t all areas of the Northshore and New Orelans. For a personal tour of the properties, Phone 985-796-9130.

21505 Blue Marlin, 4BRDM/3BA $479,000 Rita Rebouche, Realtor, Gardner Realtors (c) 504-669-8664, (off) 985-796-5959

MISSISSIPPI Charming Golf Course Home

1st Class Amenities! 3-4bdrms/2.5baths, scr bk porch nestled in pk seting. 2 dr garage + 1 small golf cart door. Lg floored attic. MUST SEE at low price $269,500. Coldwell Banker-Alfonso Realty (228) 287-1000


On the Water. 3 BR, 2 BA, split level, boat launch, great backyard deck. Move-in ready. $189,000. Call 504887-4191


$100,000 or best offer. Motivated Seller. 1,200 sf. Ample parking. Picturesque office park. Emily Kramer, Corporate Realty 504-581-5005



Renovated, elegant, light, spacious. 2 br, 2.5 ba, den, gourmet kit, yd, pkng, formal LR/DR, wood & stone floors. Call for rates & info (415) 359-6445

New Orleans Area (Metairie) 10 Min to Downtown N.O. 1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, WiFi, Cbl. Pkg.Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras From $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 781608-6115..

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608 N. Causeway Blvd. • $425,000 Metairie Hill Riddle, Jr. RE/MAX N.O. PROPERTIES 8001 MAPLE STREET • NOLA 70118 (504) 864-2297

Luxury Townhome 8 Duckhook Dr $389,000 3 bdrm, 2 ba Next door to N.O. Country Club, Private gated cul de sac street. Angela Discon, 504-554-8267 Keller Williams Realty. 504-455-0100

2509-11 CONSTANCE ST. $295,000 2-2 Each Side Hill Riddle, Jr. RE/MAX N.O. PROPERTIES 8001 MAPLE STREET • NOLA 70118 (504) 864-2297

924 THIRD STREET $425,000 2 UNITS DUPLEX Hill Riddle, Jr. RE/MAX N.O. PROPERTIES 8001 MAPLE STREET • NOLA 70118 (504) 864-2297

2505-07 Constance St. • $253,000 2BDRMS/1BA EACH SIDE Hill Riddle, Jr. RE/MAX N.O. PROPERTIES 8001 MAPLE STREET • NOLA 70118 (504) 864-2297


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


2 BR, 2.5 BA. Furn, healthclub, pool, parking. All util incl, wifi. Minimum 1 month. $3000/mo. Also 3 BR Penthouse $3800/mo. 781-608-6115.


Diversity. Cultural Competence. CONDO. 2 BR, 1.5 BA, offstreet parking. Quiet area. 1 month minimum. $2800. For more info, call 225-281-9875

COMMERCIAL RENTALS Professional Office Space

Near Causeway & Vets. Rent includes use of 2 conference rooms, kitchen & reception area. Ground floor space, hardwood floors, crown moldings, drive up parking. Call Albert 504-837-1304.



Each office independently owned and operated.


Mature female professional to share private home nr Metairie Rd. $550 mo incl util, cable & more. Long-term pref. Great for students & all others. Refs & dep. 504-838-6161.


Renovated, large 2 BR apt with 12 x 24’ liv room plus sep dining room, furn kit. Sunset deck, bike path, laundry on premises, offst pkg. No pets. Avail 6/1. $824. 504-236-5776


High end 1-4BR. Near ferry, clean, many x-tras, hrdwd flrs, cen a/h, no dogs, no sec 8, some O/S prkng $750-$1200/mo. 504-362-7487



Near heart of Metairie, dead end street. 1br + bonus room from $750. Rsvd pkg;1 car, water pd. No smoking/ pet s. Call 504-780-1706 or visit us at


LAKEFRONT 500 Lake Marina Dr. #203

Carrollton area. Live/Work spaces. $550 per month. Call 504-570-9539

GREAT RIVERBEND STUDIO Large Upper COMPLETELY FURNISHED, Water and cable paid. $850. Call 504-314-1455


Living room, large bedroom, tile bath, furnished kitchen. Private fenced backyard. No pets. $750/month + deposit. 504-494-0970



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Beautiful Lakefront condo overlooking pool. All newly renov. 1 lg BR, 1 BA w/ jacuzzi tub. All new appl, w&d. Amenities incl elevator, lobby mailbox, pool, gym, private covered pkg, no pets. $1100/mo + dep. 504-710-9062, Sandra

Above Wit’s Inn, 1BDR/1BA, Kitch-Efficiency. $525/mo. A/C. Stve, Ref, Wi-fi, Wtr Pd, No Pets/Smkrs 486-1600.


2BR/1BA upper, 1000 + sf, hdwd flrs, furn kit, w/d, porch, fen yd, off st pkg, no smokers, pet negot. $985/mo + dep. 488-2969


3 BR, 2 BA, upstairs apt. 1 blk off Carrollton 1 blk off Canal. Granite counters, cent a/h Water & util paid. No pets. $1500. 504-638-1977 aft 3pm.

511 & 513 S. CORTEZ ST

Each 1/2 shotgun double, 2 BR, living room, furn kit, fans, window units, wood floors, w/d hkups, small yard. $800/ mo. Owner/Agnt 504-450-7676.


Great 3 Bdrm, 1 ba upper with extra office/sunroom. w/d, gas stove, dishwasher, parking for 3+ cars. Beautiful hardwood flrs, cent ac/h. Yard Service provided. 12 mo lease / PETS OK. Steve Richards, 504-258-1800. Latter & Blum, INC. Realtors, 504-529-8140.


3 bedrooms, 1.5 ba, lr, dr, furn kit, hdwd flrs, cen a/h, w/d, 1500 sf, 12’ ceils, $1400/mo. Call 504-952-5102

1205 ST CHARLES/$1075

Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry. Avail NOW. 985-871-4324, 504-442-0573.


By Jefferson. Raised cottage, upper. Deluxe 2br, lux bath/jacuzzi. W&D, hrdwd flrs, ceil fans, 1400sf, $1450/ mo incl gas & water. 504-899-3668.

$600 1 BR Efficiency

Uptown Fountainbleau (Broadmoor) 1 good size Bedroom / bath / kitchen efficiency in Uptown near Universities. Laundry next door, $600 deposit. Sorry, no large dogs or smoking. Call Jerry for viewing times: 504-628-3663. 4233 Fountainbleau, #5 * Uptown

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2Br/1Ba. furn kit, w/d, cent air & heat. security alarm, ceiling fans, Ceramic. tile, carpet. Garage. Water Paid. $1200/mo. Call 504-400-9345

817 Amelia Street, $239,900 SOLD

Was gutted to the studs in 2004/05 and underwent a high quality renovation. 3 independent bedrooms, 2 full baths, master with whirlpool plus nice walk-in closet, off street parking in a great close to town location.

Rustic charm on this unique home fashioned from joining two separate cottages. Great flowing floor plan and with a second front door that’s great for working from home. Off street parking.

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

Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission for more than 28 years with offices in New Orleans, LA 70130

Studio, newly remodeled kit & ba, hdwd flrs. $750 mo. Huge 2 BR Apt. Bright, spacious,, high ceilings, hdwd flrs, $1095. Both have Cent a/h, laundry facility avail 24 hrs. Walk 1 blk to St. Charles St Car, easy access to I-10, CBD & FQ. No pets/No smokers. 1-888-2396566.


Renovated, elegant, light, spacious. 2 br, 2.5 ba, den, gourmet kit, yd, pkng, formal LR/DR, wood & stone floors. Call for rates & info (415) 359-6445


2 APTS: 1 for $625/month & 1 for $750/month + dep & lease Call 8956394 or cell 289-9977.

4835 St. CHARLES

Beautiful 1 BRM, unfurn. 1885 Renovation, w/d, ca&h furn kit., o/s pkng, fenced yds. NO PETS NO SMOKERS $1250 Year lease. Call (504) 899-7963.



Elegnt 2 brm - 3 mrbl mntls - dbl lvrm studio apt - fireplc - lvly patio -both apts furn - sec,gate - No pets. (504) 861-3141

1100 sf, 2 br, 2 ba camelback apt. Cent air, hi ceilings, newly refinished hardwood floors, appliances. Ceiling fans thruout, w/d in unit, offst pkg. Small back yard.1 blk to streetcar line. 3 blks to Oak St. $1400/mo. Water pd. Ref required. No pets, no smoking. Lease. 504-812-4242






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