Gambit New Orleans, November 29, 2016

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November 29 2016 Volume 37 Number 48


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THU. DEC. 1 | Riffing off her ageless opening-and-closing statement The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998) and the inaugural Diaspora Calling! music festival (held in Brooklyn in April), this “MLH Caravan” national tour features Lauryn Hill leading a parade of special guests in a show of African and American unity. At 8 p.m. at Saenger Theatre.



Hairy Christmas

The Lion in Winter THU.-SUN. DEC. 1-18 | Leslie Castay, Kevin Murphy and Alex Martinez Wallace star in James Goldman’s Tony Award-winning drama about Henry II, who’s plotting to sire a new heir behind his queen’s back while his three sons vie to succeed him. At 8 p.m. at the Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center (2525 Burgundy St.).

Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman and company coif the holidays in Steel Poinsettias

Maxwell with Mary J. Blige THU. DEC. 1 | Paired on tour for the first time, the “King + Queen of Hearts” dealt two of the strongest R&B releases of 2016: Maxwell’s blackSUMMERS’night (out in July on Columbia) and Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman (forthcoming on Capitol). Ro James opens at 6 p.m. at Smoothie King Center.


like a wonderful act of generosity. But if all those kids aren’t really other people’s children, Santa sneaking around at night is a different story. “Santa’s baby, you’re wondering who the mother might be …” sings the cast of Steel Poinsettias in an altered version of the holiday classic by Eartha Kitt. A mashup of holiday stories concocted by Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman and company, Steel Poinsettias runs at Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts Dec. 2-18. It’s a decidedly adult affair and gratuitously irreverent. Mrs. Sandy Claus (Brooklyn Shaffer) is convinced plenty of people have seen mommy kissing Santa Claus — and maybe a whole lot more. But she’s also glad to have him out of the house, though she spends much of her time at her hair salon, Kringle Kuts and Kurls. She’s especially busy during the holiday season, as her regulars drop in to get their hair Jack Frosted. (The higher the hair, the closer one is to God, notes one elf.) Ricky Graham stars as Cherie Snowman, the daiquiri-swilling wife of Frosty. Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffrey Roberson) plays Mrs. Scratchit, a vain, flighty, attentionstealing stage mom, whose husband is broke and son Tiny Tim is deathly ill. Both have stopped by the Kringle salon, where they meet Claus’ newest employee, Herbelle the Elf (Michael Sullivan). Herbelle is based on the misunderstood elf from the TV special Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer. He didn’t want to make toys in Santa’s workshop. He aspired to a career in dentistry. In

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Steel Poinsettias, dentistry wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Herbelle suffered from “low elf esteem” and “elf-inflicted” problems, so he switched to cosmetology. The salon buzzes with rapid-fire banter, tawdry gossip, horrible puns, caustic asides, raunchy innuendo and parodies of Christmas carols, accompanied on piano by Jefferson Turner as Rudy. Everyone is in good cheer until Wheezy Grincheaux (Sean Patterson) arrives in a sour mood, desperately in need of Claus’ talents. As if her reception wasn’t clear, the cast breaks into the tune “You’re not a lean one, Wheezy G …,” chronicling her unappealing personality and features. Grincheaux has a cold, shrunken heart, and no one and nothing is spared her party-killing barbs. “Theater is stupid, overpriced and there’s no place to put your drink,” she barks, ostensibly to tame Scratchit’s dreams. Steel Poinsettias reunites the cast of Ditzyland, a compilation of outrageous parodies of Disney princesses and heroes and popular songs. Graham, Roberson, Patterson and Turner created Ditzyland for last New Year’s Eve, and have reprised it several times in the past year. Ditzyland was a break from the annual cross-dressing parody

Steel Poinsettias stars (l. to r.) Ricky Graham, Brooklyn Shaffer, Sean Patterson, Varla Jean Merman and Michael Sullivan. DEC. 2-18 STEEL POINSETTIAS 8 P.M. FRI.-SAT.; 2 P.M. SUN. RIVERTOWN THEATERS FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 325 MINOR ST., (504) 461-9475; WWW.RIVERTOWNTHEATERS.COM TICKETS $30

Scrooge in Rouge, created by Graham and veterans from musical shows and revues at Le Chat Noir. Now they’re back to roasting the holiday season’s sacred cows and traditions. Steel Poinsettias adds Sullivan and Shaffer, who starred as Gladys Finkelstein in Running With Scissors’ serialized holiday show, Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas, a lowbrow romp through holiday traditions at the Everlasting Arms Motor Court. Like Grenadine, Steel Poinsettias has its own version of “We Need a Little Christmas.”

FRI. DEC. 2 | If there ever was a better time to “blow up the TV” and live the “Spanish Pipedream,” John Prine isn’t ready just yet. The witty, tender 70-year-old singer-songwriter recently released an album of duets, For Better, Or Worse, and he returns to New Orleans with acclaimed duo Shovels & Rope, fresh from the release of Little Seeds. At 7:30 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre.

Lost Bayou Ramblers FRI.-SAT. DEC. 2-3 | A highlight among the opening performances at the new musical playground in Bywater, the Cajun rock ’n’ rollers are joined by Rickie Lee Jones, Langhorne Slim and The Pogues’ Spider Stacy for two shows inside the avant-garde musical structures at The Music Box Village. At 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

John Cleese & Eric Idle SAT. DEC. 3 | “It’s their last chance to see these two old farts,” Eric Idle recently told The Stranger. “‘I saw them before they died’ is actually, I think, the slogan of the show.” The Monty Python alums and comedy legends talk, sing and perform new sketches in their absurd semi-retrospective “Together Again at Last… For the Very First Time” (actually the title of the show). At 8 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre.

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Amount of Louisiana’s shoreline that receded up to 8 meters after the BP disaster. SOURCE: NASA/U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

THE BP OIL DISASTER IN 2010 ACCELERATED COASTAL LAND LOSS in Louisiana, as the oil made shorelines more vulnerable to erosion. NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey revealed a “pattern of dramatic, widespread” shoreline loss in a November report looking at coastal images spanning years before and after the disaster. Areas that experienced up to 8 meters of shoreline recession in 2009 quadrupled in the year after the disaster, while areas that saw up to 12 meters of recession more than doubled. From 2009 to 2010, recession occurred in a handful of isolated shoreline sections. But from 2010 to 2011, that recession “was widespread and affected almost all shorelines lining the interior bays and islands” of the area. The report concludes that “petroleum exposure can substantially increase shoreline recession, particularly in areas protected from storm-induced degradation and disproportionately alters small oil-exposed barrier islands relative to natural erosion.” In 2017, BP begins paying $500 million a year for wetlands restoration over the next 15 years.—ALEX WOODWARD

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

provided $325,000 in funding to the 22nd Judicial District Court drug treatment program in Covington. The federal grants provide three years of funding to expand abuse treatment in adult and family drug courts and Tribal Healing to Wellness courts.

Susan Brennan,

founder of the Lower Garden District soundstage Second Line Stages, was named the recipient of the Iris Award from the Women in Film & Television Louisiana chapter. Brennan also serves on the boards of the New Orleans Arts Council and New Orleans Film Society.

The 2010 BP oil disaster dramatically

accelerated wetlands erosion in Louisiana, according to a November report from the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA. Using airborne mapping, researchers found that “the length of shoreline that receded more than 13 feet a year quadrupled” compared to 2009.

Gambit is seeking nominations for its annual New Orleanian of the Year, a designation given to a local resident (or two) who made outstanding contributions to the area in 2016. Elected officials are not eligible. Nominations must include a brief biographical sketch and the reasons you believe the person deserves recognition. Email entries to response@, and put “New Orleanian of the Year” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Nominations must be received by Friday, Dec. 9. The New Orleanian of the Year will be announced in Gambit Jan. 3, 2017.

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Musicians, bartenders and other hospitality workers can receive free flu shots at the second annual Shots 4 Shots clinic, presented by Tales of the Cocktail and the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic & Assistance Foundation (NOMAF). The shots are available at d.b.a. and Snug Harbor from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 29, and there will be musical entertainment. The event aims to decrease the spread of flu among hospitality and entertainment workers, who often are uninsured or underinsured and frequently have to work when they’re sick. P H O T O C O U R T E S Y C R E AT I V E C O M M O N S / AG R E S S T I VA N E S S A

2. Quote of the week

4. Campbell does Orleans

“For me, Tuesday’s results confirm that we need to build together from the grassroots without delay. We need leadership — here and across the country — committed to the inclusive values on which our nation was founded.” — District B City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell in an email to supporters, saying she was “considering” the 2017 mayor’s race. Though no one has formally declared, other names that have been mentioned include Council President Jason Williams, state Sen. J.P. Morrell, state Rep. Walt Leger III, former Civil District Court Judge Michael Bagneris and businessman/ garbage mogul Sidney Torres IV, whose new TV show The Deed debuts on CNBC in March 2017.

The St. Claude Avenue club Siberia is best known for its punk and metal shows (not to mention Kukhnya, serving “Slavic soul food”), but not so much for political candidates. But on Nov. 17, Public Service Commissioner and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Foster Campbell made a brief appearance there at a Campbell benefit featuring musicians Helen Gillet, Aurora Nealand and Hurray for the Riff Raff. On Nov. 19, Campbell held a rally and filmed a commercial in Bywater. Campbell was the top vote-getter in Orleans Parish in the primary, but only 32 votes separated him from fellow Democrat Caroline Fayard: Campbell got 49,801 votes in Orleans to Fayard’s 49,769. (The state’s top vote getter, Treasurer John Neely Kennedy, came in a distant third in Orleans with 14,732 votes.) Campbell has been buoyed by some national Democrats who see the election as a chance to pick up a Senate seat, but a poll last week by the Trafalgar Group (which correctly picked Donald Trump to win the presidential race) found Kennedy leading Campbell 48-27 percent with few undecideds. The runoff is Dec. 10.


Council to vote Dec. 1 on short-term rentals The New Orleans City Council votes Dec. 1 on final legislation governing short-term rentals (STRs) through websites like Airbnb. The council’s controversial passage of a preliminary package last month allows for whole-home STRs on a temporary basis (up to 90 days a year), but opponents are pushing for tighter regulations, including limiting permits to people with a homestead exemption, a move that would prevent people from flipping properties off the housing market. Meanwhile, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration is staffing a new agency charged with permitting, data tracking and enforcement. The department will be self-funded by an anticipated $1 million from STR permits and fees.


Classical’s coming back on the New Orleans airwaves WWNO-FM, New Orleans’ public radio station, is raising money from supporters for a planned 24-hour, over-the-air classical music station that would air on 104.9 FM. starting in January 2017. WWNO, which originally was founded as a classical station in

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I-10 News on the move


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the 1970s, switched from a classical format to traditional National Public Radio in 2012. According to the station’s website, the purchase of the new license is currently under review by the FCC; if the sale is approved, the new classical station would launch in January, reaching most WWNO listeners in the New Orleans area. The station currently is fundraising to match the cost of initial operations and says its capital cost is $225,000. More than half that goal is in hand, and the rest is being raised. A spokesman for WWNO had no comment when reached by Gambit.

6. DA, council squabble over 2017 budget

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New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro slammed the New Orleans City Council for cutting $600,000 from his 2017 budget request. Cannizzaro’s 2017 budget will be more than $10 million, including state funding; Cannizzaro had requested $7.63 million from the city. In a statement, the DA called his office “one of the worst municipally funded prosecutor’s offices in the state of Louisiana” and said the cut “will have a dramatic effect on securing public safety in a time when crime is steadily increasing.” Cannizzaro and District A City Councilwoman Susan Guidry, who chairs the Criminal Justice Committee, have sparred over the DA’s prosecution of juvenile offenders in adult court. Earlier this month, the council questioned the DA’s 90 percent case-acceptance rate and suggested Cannizzaro accept fewer cases to work within his budget. “I question the wisdom of a [City Council] that would slash the budget of a law enforcement agency that is not only systemically underfunded but is also the only agency not operating under threat of federal intervention,” Cannizzaro said. In a statement to Gambit, the City Council said, “Many budgets across the city were cut this year, and the DA’s office was no exception. … The Council has repeatedly asked the DA to explore new performance measures regarding how his office operates based on national best practices; however, this is not occurring.”


during segregation. In a statement, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Chase was “a man dedicated to faith who had an infectious smile, a word of wisdom or joke for anyone who came through his doors on Orleans Avenue.” Funeral arrangements had not been announced as of press time.

8. A week of

HIV/AIDS awareness

The third annual New Orleans HIV/ AIDS Awareness Week begins Nov. 28, leading up to World AIDS Day Dec. 1. More than 1,100 people in Louisiana were diagnosed with HIV in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New Orleans ranks third in the U.S. for HIV diagnoses and fourth for AIDS, while Baton Rouge has the highest per capita rates of HIV and AIDS diagnoses in the U.S., according to the CDC. The week’s events include a Riding Red in the City bike ride beginning 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 (call 504-3093262, ext. 104 for details); health care training at the New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council (2601 Tulane Ave., Suite 400) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 30; and a prayer breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 1 at St. George’s Episcopal Church (4600 St. Charles Ave.), followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at 3 p.m. at Washington Square Park (700 Elysian Fields Ave.). There also is an Art Against AIDS Gala at Club XLIV in Champions Square from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 3.

9. Trees for free ‘Tis the season for Christmas conifers, but the NOLA Tree Project is giving away something that lasts longer: live trees. “The Big TREEsy Giveaway” is hosted by the New Orleans Department of Parks & Parkways (DPP) and the Sewerage and Water Board, and plans to give away 1,000 trees you can plant at home. It takes place Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon at the DPP offices at 2829 Gentilly Blvd. Visit for more information.

Edgar ‘Dooky’ Chase dies at 88

10. Ducking out

Edgar “Dooky” Chase, who cofounded his eponymous restaurant in 1941 with his wife Leah, died last week at 88. Chase was a jazz musician and civic leader who served on the board of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and New Orleans Tourist Commission. Chase also was instrumental in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, hosting integrated groups at his restaurant

Adieu, Duck Dynasty. The faux-reality show about north Louisiana’s Robertson family, which was a massive hit in its day and turned some of the Robertsons into political players, will end its run in April after 11 seasons. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and David Vitter are among the GOP politicos who touted Robertson endorsements — with mixed results.


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often toxic election season, Louisiana has one more Election Day left. On Dec. 10, the local ballot features a half-dozen important tax propositions — most of them renewals — and runoffs for U.S. Senate and mayor of Kenner. Early voting began on Saturday, Nov. 26, and continues through Saturday, Dec. 3. We previously endorsed Jefferson Parish Councilman Ben Zahn for mayor of Kenner. We still support him as he faces Kenner City Councilman Gregory Carroll in the runoff. In the Senate primary, we recommended both Republican Congressman Charles Boustany and Democrat Caroline Fayard, neither of whom made the runoff. We make no further recommendation in that contest. Meanwhile, we make the following recommendations on the ballot propositions in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish: New Orleans voters will see two citywide propositions — a new 2.5-mill property tax increase for fire protection services and renewal of an existing property tax for drainage services. We support both propositions. The fire protection proposition would yield nearly $9 million a year for 12 years, beginning next year, and would not be subject to the homestead exemption. Revenue from the tax will help pay for tens of millions of dollars in legal judgments the city owes firefighters and their pension fund. If voters reject this tax, the city will still have to pay the judgments — by cutting vital services elsewhere. We urge our readers in New Orleans to vote YES on the fire projection millage proposition. The Sewerage and Water Board proposition would renew an existing 4.66-mill property tax — at a lower rate of 4.46 mills. This millage is dedicated to maintaining critical drainage services throughout the city. Without this revenue, drainage services would decline. We urge our readers in New Orleans to vote YES on the Sewerage and Water Board drainage proposition. Most Jefferson Parish voters will see four ballot propositions — renewal of an existing one-cent sales tax for sewerage, road and drainage projects, law enforcement and municipal governments; and renewal of three existing property taxes for drainage, recreation and public schools. These propositions merely renew existing taxes and would result in no tax increases. Because each of these propositions

represents merely a continuation of existing taxes, each of which is dedicated to vital services, and because their renewal will not increase taxes in Jefferson Parish, we urge Jefferson voters to approve them all. Here is a closer look: The sales tax renewal appears on the ballot everywhere in Jefferson Parish. It would not apply to food products or medical services. Seven-eighths (7/8) of the revenue collected from this existing tax would continue funding important sewerage, drainage and road projects in Jefferson’s unincorporated areas and in the town of Jean Lafitte. Renewal of this tax would allow the parish to leverage significant federal dollars with no increase in the parish’s annual debt service. The Parish Council already has identified about $85 million in new projects that would be funded by the tax in 2017. Revenues produced in the parish’s five other incorporated areas could be used as those towns and cities deem best. One-eighth (1/8) of the revenue generated in unincorporated areas would go to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for public safety. We urge our readers in Jefferson to vote YES on the parish sales tax renewal. The school millage renewal also appears on the ballot parishwide. If approved by voters, the current rate of 4 mills would remain the same for another 10 years and would continue to fund school technology, capital projects, and school facility maintenance and improvements. There is no more important investment that voters can make than public education. We urge our readers in Jefferson to vote YES on the school millage renewal. The drainage tax proposition affects all of Jefferson except the town of Grand Isle. It would renew the existing 4.64-mill property tax for drainage for 10 years. Renewal would continue critical funding for operation and maintenance of Jefferson Parish’s drainage system and help fund needed improvements. We recommend voting YES for the parish drainage millage. The recreation tax proposition would renew the existing 7.8-mill property tax for recreation in the parish’s unincorporated areas and in the town of Jean Lafitte for 10 years. Renewal would preserve critical funding for facilities and programs, which would be virtually wiped out if voters reject the tax. This proposition directly affects the quality of life across Jefferson Parish. We urge our readers to vote YES for the recreational tax renewal.


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Come in your coolest pajamas and enjoy a delicious jazz brunch. Mix and mingle with Mr. Bingle, gather for a family photograph, then catch a special holiday performance at noon. Stay and play the entire fun-filled day!

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dential contest, Louisiana binges on with Dec. 10 runoffs for U.S. Senate and two congressional seats. The most visible race is not necessarily the most interesting. The battle for David Vitter’s Senate seat has attracted the most national attention and the most out-of-state spending by super PACs. That contest pits Republican state Treasurer John Neely Kennedy against Democrat Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell. All signs point to an easy Kennedy win, but Campbell soldiers on. Vitter declined to seek a third term after losing to John Bel Edwards in last year’s race for governor. This year, Kennedy is running a Vitteresque campaign by refusing to debate Campbell. (Kennedy agreed to one debate, but only if there were no live audience. When he refused to back off that demand, the debate was canceled.) Vitter failed to turn the 2015 gubernatorial race into a referendum on President Barack Obama, but Kennedy is poised to ride President-elect Donald Trump’s coattails to victory in this year’s Senate runoff. One pro-Kennedy super PAC ad blasts Campbell for supporting Obamacare and opposing Trump. For his part, Campbell’s ads paint him as Democrat Lite — he says he’ll back Trump on infrastructure improvements but won’t support cuts to Medicare. One Campbell ad hit Kennedy and closes with Campbell firing a shotgun before issuing the standard “I approved this message” disclaimer. If Kennedy wins as expected, it not only will highlight the difference

between federal and state elections, but also will prove the wisdom of what the late Jim Carvin, one of Louisiana’s seminal political consultants, often said: Every election is a unique event. Campbell has virtually replicated Edwards’ campaign for governor, but pretty much everything about this election — including the potential vulnerability of his runoff opponent — is different. Meanwhile, the Acadiana-based contest to succeed U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, who finished third in the Senate race, has upended all early expectations. This race, in Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District, features Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, who likewise finished third in the 2015 governor’s race, and former lawman Clay Higgins, who has appeared in a series of popular but controversial social media videos as a toughtalking “Cajun John Wayne.” Both are Republicans. Angelle, a one-time Democrat with close ties to former Gov. Bobby Jindal and Timmy Teepell (Jindal’s political Svengali) was seen as the early favorite. Some speculated he might win outright in the primary. On Nov. 8, however, Angelle garnered only 29 percent of the vote (to Higgins’ 26 percent) and is now in the fight of his life. Recent polls show a tight runoff. Higgins is dogged by allegations he used his notoriety (and law enforcement creds) for personal enrichment, had garnishments for unpaid taxes and claims of massive unpaid child support. Angelle, for all his political skills, is an insider trying to win in The Year of the Outsider. If you’re bored with the Senate race, follow the Cajun shootout.



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Hey Blake, There is a new group of sculptures near Elysian Fields and Dauphine. There are 11 slightly larger-than-life figures, facing outward in a circle in the neutral ground there. There is a plaque with a list of names in the center. I imagine that there is a story to go with this installation? J.R.

Dear J.R., The sculpture project on the neutral ground at Elysian Fields Avenue and Dauphine Street is titled Eleven and is a tribute to the 11 men who died in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. Mississippi artist Jason Kimes unveiled the art project in September. According to The New Orleans Advocate, it was the brainchild of Michael Manjarris, a sculptor who runs the nonprofit group Sculpture for New Orleans. Manjarris says he was inspired to organize the public tribute after a chance encounter three years ago with the father of one of the victims. As they sat next to each other on an airplane, the father told Manjarris he felt the deaths of the rig workers had been overlooked by media coverage of the environmental disaster. Manjarris chose Elysian Fields Avenue for the public art tribute because of the street’s name; in Greek mythology, it is the place where the souls of dead heroes go.

This figure is one of 11 sculptures in the installation Eleven; they are made from hundreds of small disks of salvaged steel. P H OTO B Y K A N DAC E P O W E R G R AV E S

Kimes was tapped to do the sculpture and created the steel figures over the course of eight months using a mold of himself. Each of them weighs 450 pounds and is composed of hundreds of tiny discs punched out from salvaged steel. “Each one is just tweaked a little bit,” Kimes told The Advocate. “Some are thicker, some are narrower, and each one has [its] own perspective.”


some of the best known R&B songs of the 1960s, including “Working in the Coal Mine,” “Ya Ya,” and “Ride Your Pony.” Born in New Orleans, Irving Lee Dorsey was a childhood friend of Fats Domino and spent time as a boxer (nicknamed Kid Chocolate) after serving in World War II. He was working at an auto repair shop when a talent scout heard him singing and invited him to record at Cosimo Matassa’s studio. Dorsey’s early songs had modest local success, but when he teamed up with Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn, his career took off. Dorsey’s career peaked in 1966 with three hits on the charts: “Ride Your Pony,” “Working in the Coal Mine” and “Holy Cow,” all of which were Toussaint collaborations. Dorsey appeared on other albums throughout the 1970s and toured with The Clash in 1980. His songs have been covered by everyone from John Lennon and Robert Palmer to The Pointer Sisters and Harry Connick Jr. Dorsey died Dec. 1, 1986.

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A dark horse politician surges, defying the odds and beating an established — but not well-liked — politico for the top job. That may be the story of the 2016 presidential election, but it’s also the story of Louisiana’s 2015 gubernatorial matchup in which state Rep. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, eked out a victory over Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter in a very red state. In these two exclusive excerpts from Jeremy Alford and Tyler Bridges’ new book, Long Shot, the veteran political reporters trace the story of that election — along with the aftermath. PAGE 18

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shortly after his historic win. Despite Edwards’ lopsided margin of victory, partisan anger lingered among die-hard Republican lawmakers, particularly in the GOP-dominated state House of Representatives. Many if not most Republican House veterans won office with David Vitter’s help in prior election cycles. In the summer and early fall of 2015, they looked forward to Vitter’s election as governor and to helping him, in their new roles as his legislative allies, transform Louisiana into a conservative model of budgetary restraint and political reform. Their candidate for governor may have lost his election, but that didn’t mean they had to roll over for Democrat Edwards — even though Louisiana governors had

Democrat Walt Leger III of New Orleans as the next speaker, despite the lower chamber’s GOP majority. That mistake would cost Edwards dearly. “We’ll of course have that honeymoon,” Edwards told reporters at the outset of 2016. No, he would not. The warning signs came early, but the handwriting was plainly on the wall in, of all places, St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Baton Rouge on the morning of Edwards’ inauguration on January 11, 2016. Edwards, his family, and friends arrived at St. Joseph’s early for the traditional Inauguration Mass, which began at 8 a.m. Bishop Robert Muench welcomed everyone, rattling off names and titles of distinguished guests. “For those of you not mentioned, I promise you an abundance of goodness,” Muench said to laughter.

Edwards took office as the first Louisiana governor in modern history who did not hand-pick the House speaker. traditionally hand-picked the House and Senate leadership. Like everything else in politics, that time-honored tradition was subject to change, which it did as Edwards prepared to take his oath of office. The new governor would soon learn that politicians who don’t recognize — and quickly adapt to — such seismic changes in the political landscape pay a heavy price. In the Louisiana governor’s race of 2015, David Vitter failed to grasp that voters no longer tolerated his past sins. He also mistakenly assumed the template that had worked so well for him in past “national” elections for the Senate would work again in the decidedly “local” election for governor. That mistake cost Vitter dearly. For his part, Governor-elect John Bel Edwards would fail to recognize that the Louisiana House of Representatives — the body he had been a part of for eight years — had declared its independence from the governor. Edwards mistakenly assumed that he could anoint

Mass proceeded with bipartisan lectors, until 8:50 a.m., when the strains of “You Satisfy A Hungry Heart” echoed above the bowed heads of those in line for communion. Then another queue took form. A second-term House member left the church early with his wife, followed by a freshman, then a term-limited representative. One by one they left — House Republicans all. They made their way to another important gathering, this one scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m. in the Capitol’s Ellender Room. There they convened to derail Edwards’ choice for speaker with an eleventh-hour stratagem, one that reflected both the GOP delegation’s political agility and a fatal flaw in the governor-elect’s handle on the vote count. Edwards had spent the preceding weeks meeting with Republican lawmakers, telling them that Leger, the speaker pro tempore in the previous term, would be their next speaker. In earlier times, a word from the

incoming governor would have been enough, though occasionally some arm-twisting was necessary. This time the incoming governor encountered more resistance as his team lobbied lawmakers. Sometimes he met with House members one-onone; other times Leger was present alongside Chief of Staff Ben Nevers, a Democrat who had just left the state Senate. Joining them on other occasions was former state Senator Robert Adley, a north Louisiana Republican whom Edwards had tapped to serve as a political troubleshooter. If needed, Adley followed up with GOP lawmakers. They were all old hands at counting votes, and they knew it would be important to have more than just a simple 53–vote majority in the 105-member House. Counting votes, it’s said, is like growing figs: You have to make sure you grow enough for yourself and enough for the birds — because the birds are going to get theirs. A comfortable margin for Leger and Edwards would be somewhere around 60 votes, leaving some for the birds. They were aware that Leger’s main rival, Republican state Representative Cameron Henry of Metairie, who was widely reported to have been David Vitter’s choice for speaker, was too strident to beat the more moderate Leger. The fact that upwards of 20 Republican House members had promised to back Leger over Henry gave Team Edwards a misplaced sense of confidence. What the governor-elect didn’t know was that Henry and other GOP House leaders had hatched an alternate plan the night before Inauguration Day. The final pieces were coming together in the Ellender Room while the governor-elect sat in the front pew of St. Joseph’s awaiting Bishop Muench’s final blessing. Sitting in the front row, Edwards hadn’t noticed the Republican exodus from the pews behind him during communion. At the Capitol, Henry and Republican Delegation chair Lance Harris of Alexandria headed downstairs to the Ellender Room. There, Henry explained to the group that there would be two other candidates for speaker besides himself and Leger — Representatives Taylor Barras of New Iberia and Neil Abramson of New Orleans. Barras was a one-time Democrat who had switched to Republican before the 2011 elections. Abramson was a Democrat. It was no coincidence that the delegation





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meeting was called for 9:15 a.m. Henry didn’t want any lag time between the end of that gathering and the House convening at 10 a.m. That way no one could alert the governor-elect, who might yet be able to twist some arms for Leger — or worse, draft his own Republican candidate for the job. “If my vote and Taylor’s vote equal or combine to 53, we will have a Republican speaker,” Henry said to start that final meeting. “But it won’t be me.”

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For once, a meeting room filled with Republican House members went silent. In that moment, Henry actually envisioned a pin dropping with a thunderous plunk. The plan was for Henry to drop out of the race if he ran second and Barras ran third, forcing a Leger–Barras runoff. Barras would then carry all of Henry’s votes. Henry had accepted that he could not cobble together a majority, so his decision to step aside was a sacrifice for the GOP team. The vote went down exactly as planned. On a second ballot, Barras won 56 votes to 49 for Leger. This meant that Edwards took office as the first Louisiana governor in modern history who did not hand-pick the House speaker. Just as elections at the ballot box have consequences, so, too, do elections for legislative leadership. Leger’s defeat meant Edwards would have no say in who got chairmanships or committee assignments — and therefore relatively little direct influence in the House. The vote was an early sign of turbulent times to come, and a harsh reminder of the two kinds of politics in American democracy: the politics of elections

and the politics of governance. The two intersect occasionally and overlap frequently, but they require very distinct skill sets. Edwards had proven he knew how to win a tough election. His first attempt at governing did not go so well. Even before the crushing loss in the speaker’s race, Edwards received disturbing news about the state’s finances. Just about every legislator who had served under Gov. Bobby Jindal knew that Jindal was fudging the numbers to create the illusion of a balanced budget. What no one knew until shortly before Edwards took office was the size of the budget hole. The “real numbers” came as a gut punch: Revenues in the then-current fiscal year, which would end June 30, 2016, were at least $750 million short — and up to $2 billion short for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Louisiana was in a fiscal freefall, and the new governor was coming aboard mid-descent. Worse yet, he would have to cover those deficits by asking a Republican-majority Legislature — one that now had a House speaker installed by David Vitter’s allies — to raise taxes. No honeymoon, indeed. When Edwards announced that the state would need new taxes to cover the deficit, his Republican foes pounced, saying he had already violated his much-ballyhooed Honor Code by “lying” when he said during the campaign that he would not raise taxes. He responded directly in a statewide televised address, saying, “I am fully aware that I did not campaign on a platform of raising taxes, but the state’s deficit is now more than twice as big as anyone ever anticipated, so clearly when the facts surrounding the problem change so dramatically, so must the solutions.” His reasoning was sound, but that didn’t matter to his adversaries. He got dinged on talk radio and on conservative blogs, and [the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry] LABI, which had supported Vitter in the election, chimed in by opposing any efforts by the governor to end business tax breaks.

Counting votes, it’s said, is like growing figs: You have to make sure you grow enough for yourself and enough for the birds — because the birds are going to get theirs. The attacks grew louder when news broke over the salary that Edwards would pay his commissioner of administration, his top appointee. Republican Jay Dardenne, who had finished fourth in the primary and then endorsed Edwards, would receive $33,000 more than the previous commissioner, for a total salary of $237,500. In her news story, Associated Press reporter Melinda Deslatte noted that Edwards, during the November runoff, had “bristled” at the salaries Bobby Jindal paid his top aides. “They’re exorbitant. They’re too high. We’re going to reduce those costs right off the top,” Edwards said at the time. Deslatte, reflecting on that promise, wrote, “But since becoming governor, Edwards, who receives a $130,000 salary outlined in state law, appears to have changed his mind.”


John Bel Edwards (top) beat U.S. Sen. David Vitter in the 2015 gubernatorial race, but found there would be no ‘honeymoon period.”

tions of a politician’s moral failures or political inconsistencies leave many voters profoundly disappointed. For those who live and work in the belly of the beast known as the political arena, such revelations are just another day at the office. Or, as the French tell us, Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose (“the more things change, the more they stay the same”). So it was that as the August 2016 floodwaters receded, Edwards faced another political storm, this one of his own making. He had promised to govern in a manner different from his predecessors, but news reports surfaced about business-as-usual decisions in the dispensing of patronage. Edwards cleaned house at the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District, the official name of the board that oversees management of the state-owned Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans. That board, in turn, fired its long-standing attorneys and hired the law firm that employed Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand’s wife, Shawn Bridgewater. The sheriff’s wife was a respected corporate attorney with an A-list of local business clients, but the press gave the story page one treatment. In an even bigger story, Edwards appointed a handful of politically connected trial lawyers — most of them among his top campaign donors — as counsel for the state in a controversial lawsuit against oil and gas companies. One “hook” of the story was that Edwards had appointed former state Representative Taylor Townsend, who had been one of the new governor’s key campaign fundraisers, as lead counsel in the case. Unlike the other trial attorneys named in the story, Townsend was not known as an environmental lawyer — but he did serve as a co-chair of Edwards’ transition team and, in early 2016, he stepped in as chair of the governor’s super PAC, Louisiana Families First. Townsend, in his capacity as lead counsel, hired the other attorneys as highly qualified “subcontractors.” Another hook of the story: The contract for legal services included provisions for attorneys fees that oil and gas advocates thought were too generous, triggering a public spat between Edwards and new Attorney General Jeff Landry, who came into office with solid backing from energy interests. The story raised a host of red flags. PAGE 22


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“There is a perception that the governor is turning his office into a private law firm,” Melissa Landry of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch told WWL-TV, which broke the story with The Advocate. The governor, she added, “is quietly handing no-bid legal contracts to his campaign supporters.” One name among the trial attorneys Townsend hired practically jumped off the page to those who followed the election closely: James Garner, the David Vitter campaign attorney who had worked so hard to keep the Wendy Ellis allegations [that Vitter employed her as a prostitute and fathered her baby] out of the mainstream press. Politically, that was the biggest red flag of all. How did David Vitter’s lawyer get such a patronage plum from the man who had just beaten Vitter? The answer was as old as politics itself. After the election, Garner reached out to Team Edwards via New Orleans attorneys Gladstone Jones and Dan Robin Jr., who had worked on separate legal matters with Garner’s firm in the past. More important, Jones and Robin were early and fervent supporters of Edwards. Robin also knew Neal Kling, a member of Garner’s firm. The two lawyers were happy to help Garner extend an olive branch. What resulted was a match made in political heaven: Garner’s firm announced on January 22, 2016 its “affiliation” with Robin & Associates — “a governmental relations firm in Louisiana and Washington, D.C., headed by Dan A. Robin Sr., along with Ted Jones and Dan A. Robin Jr.” Robin pere et fils had shown their fundraising prowess during the campaign. Now it was Garner’s turn to show what he could do, and he delivered. Garner raised at least $25,000 for Edwards’ transition team, and in early September 2016 he gener-

ated a significant portion of the more than $1 million in ticket sales for an Edwards fundraiser hosted by Dan Robin Sr. at Arnaud’s Restaurant in the French Quarter. Garner’s work was perfectly legal and, to political insiders, perfectly understandable. His firm had a bevy of big-name corporate clients eager to have a friend in the Governor’s Mansion, and the new governor saw the wisdom of turning a savvy former adversary like Garner into a newfound ally — especially one who could help fill campaign coffers. Money, after all, is the mother’s milk of politics. Speaking of money, Garner’s was not the only olive branch extended to the new governor. Within a month of Edwards taking office, various oil, gas, and chemical associations — whose members had opposed him during the campaign — were likewise eager to help him replenish his campaign war chest. Political action committees for the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association and the Louisiana Chemical Association sponsored a joint fundraiser on January 26 in Baton Rouge. Two days later, the PAC for the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association held its own fundraiser at the group’s annual meeting at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles. “They opposed me last year, and I’m governor this year,” Edwards told The Advocate when asked about the fundraisers. To no one’s surprise, the groups later opposed much of the governor’s tax proposals in subsequent legislative sessions, notwithstanding their recent willingness to shower him with campaign checks. In politics, battle lines and olive branches — much like time-honored traditions — inevitably dissolve with the passage of time. Only the game itself endures, because human nature is immutable. Plus ca change, indeed.

— Jeremy Alford is the publisher and editor of LaPolitics and a former Gambit columnist. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times and writes a syndicated column for more than 25 Louisiana newspapers.

— Tyler Bridges is a freelance journalist who principally reports for The Advocate. His previous books include Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards and The Rise of David Duke. Gambit political columnist and chairman Clancy DuBos edited Long Shot.

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BY MISSY WILKINSON Salon D Nola owner Dianna Thomas-Weder specializes in bridal hair and makeup.

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employees offer services ranging from makeup applications and blowouts to hair coloring. The team shares a common goal: make every client feel more beautiful than they did when they arrived. “[The Salon D team is] all so talented and up to any aesthetic challenge,” Thomas-Weder says. Specializing in bridal makeup and wedding hair styling, the team at Salon D NOLA recreates looks from photos or magazines. They also can do hair and makeup on-site at weddings and event venues. Thomas-Weder has 15 years in the salon industry and is proud to be a small business owner in the city. Originally from St. Louis, she arrived in New Orleans in 2010 by way of Tampa, Florida. “I love New Orleans — I was always visiting (before moving here),” she says. “When I opened my salon, I wanted to put jobs back in the community. It’s important to support local businesses. It’s nice to meet so many people from all around the countryand the world, but we reallystrive to take care of our local base of customers.” The French Quarter salon sees its

THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION (533 Royal St., 504-523-4662; holds a free presentation about the history of shopping on Canal Street at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. “The Land of Christmas Dreams on Canal Street” is presented by historian John Magill. Call or email to register.

fair share of tourists and wedding parties. Thomas-Weder says local residents sometimes hesitate to patronize downtown businesses because of concerns about traffic and parking. But Thomas-Weder chose her location for a reason: It’s nestled between five public parking lots and surrounded by metered street parking. “It’s easy to get in and out,” she says. “I like to remind locals that it’s OK to come to the Quarter.”

NEON HEART (1022 Lowerline St., 504-2027983; www.neonheartshop. us) holds a holiday party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. New goods from Smoke Perfume, Like Sushi, Apoteker Tepe and Principal Parfum will be for sale, and there are free drinks and 15 percent discounts on all store merchandise.

A few doors down from the salon, Salon D Too (301 Burgundy St., Suite E, 504-510-4000) offers manicures and pedicures. Both bustling, light-filled locations echo with the conversations of stylists, nail technicians and clients. The staff shows dedication to their craft, listening to what clients want while creating stylish looks. “We really do take a lot of time to do things right,” ThomasWeder says.

BELLA & HARLOW (4221 Magazine St., 504-3244531; www.bellaandharlow. com) hosts a pop-up shop by Jess Leigh Jewels and WalkingMan Studios from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. There will be pop-ups on Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 as well, and all feature free food and drinks.

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Cuzco Peruvian Cuisine is a casual spot on Freret Street BY H E L E N F R E U N D @helenfreund THERE ARE MANY INTERPRETATIONS OF THE LATIN AMERICAN CURED FISH DISH CEVICHE, but a traditional

Peruvian take can be hard to find. One new place to find it is Cuzco Peruvian Cuisine, a Freret Street restaurant that revels in simple and authentic Peruvian dishes. Here, ceviche doesn’t come sidling tortilla chips or house-made crackers. There is nary an avocado or radish slice in sight, and the binding liquid doesn’t carry the acidic jolt of pure lime juice, but rather the velvety touch of leche de tigre. This elixir (which is good enough to drink straight from the bowl) carries the soft touch of Peru’s indigenous power pepper, aji amarillo, a bright yellow chile that imparts faint heat and marigold sheen to everything it touches. In the ceviche, it flavors the citrusy curing liquid, which lulls plump mussels, shrimp and squid into gentle submission. The dish is framed by the traditional accoutrement: fat slices of sweet potato, soft corn kernels, canchita (crispy corn nuts) and a shower of thinly sliced red onions, which adds crunch and sharp bite that contrasts with the sweetness and soft textures on the plate. The amarillo pepper also appears in salsa huancaina, a creamy sauce with subtle heat that garnishes plates and pools around crispy, golden-fried yuca spears and also is in the aji de gallina, shredded chicken served with rice. The bright yellow color and heat from the peppers are subdued by a decadent cream sauce made rich with ground walnuts. Garnished with little besides a hard-


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boiled egg and a few black olives, the dish feels almost bucolic in its simplicity, but this is comfort food at its best. Causa, a terrine of yellow potatoes mashed with lemon juice, olive oil and — you guessed it — aji amarillo, arrives topped with a trio of creamy shrimp, an olive-based seafood medley and a buttery shredded chicken mix — each one savory, rich and distinct. Arroz con mariscos is a mirror image of Spanish paella, brimming with squid, jumbo Gulf shrimp and bay scallops, nestled in a towering mound of golden rice studded with mirepoix. It’s as good an example as any that the kitchen pays as much attention to presentation as it does to flavor. Lomo saltado, the country’s answer to steak and potatoes, features thick wedges of soft and juicy beef tenderloin, crescents of red onions and tomatoes. The hearty dish is coupled with thick, handcut fries, which arrive swimming in brown, vinegar-tinged gravy, something that renders them soft, and almost pudding-like, reminiscent of poutine.





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For dessert, a simple crema volteada — similar to flan — has a dark skin on top with the slightest bitterness, which helps offset the rich and creamy filling. There’s no liquor served, but guests may bring their own. The purple corn drink chicha morada bursts with cinnamon and clove, similar to mulled wine. In its previous life, the dining room was home to a clothing boutique, and when it gets busy, the space feels cramped. The space is decorated with Peruvian textiles and hand-cut white butcher paper on the walls and windows. Servers foster a familiar and jovial ambience. It’s a fitting touch to the business run by a group of Peruvian friends who wanted to cook the food they grew up with in a place that felt a little bit like home. Email Helen Freund at

(321 N. Peters St., 504-609-3811; raises holiday spirits with a special menu of Christmas-themed tiki drinks available Dec. 1-24. Tiki authority Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and Latitude 29 bartender Brad Smith created drinks for a special holiday menu shared by bars in New Orleans, Chicago and New York. Berry’s Nantucket Sleigh-ride features El Dorado eight-year-old rum, Coruba Dark Jamaican Rum, apricot brandy, St. Elizabeth Allspice dram, lime and grapefruit. Smith’s Hawaiian milk punch combines bourbon, balsam liqueur, cream and chai syrup. Latitude 29 joined New York bar Boilermaker (www.boilermakernyc. com) and Chicago bar Lost Lake ( in creating the list. Dubbed “Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack,” all three bars are serving the pop-up menu of nine drinks, all in special holiday glasses. Each will decorate with a tropical holiday theme and play specially curated holiday tunes. — WILL COVIELLO




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Uptown restaurant shines with simple, authentic Peruvian dishes

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gluten-free batter is available. Crepe options include ham, egg and cheese, a bacon, lettuce and tomato version and sweet fillings such as chocolate, Nutella, banana and lemon curd. The vegan pesto crepe is filled with tomatoes, baby spinach, broccoli and pecan pesto. Diners also can choose their own fillings. Kish and Soliter went into business together when they opened The Crepe Cart (www.crepewizard. at The French Market in January 2015. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. The Crepe Place also serves coffee and espresso drinks. Smoothies and pastries will be added later, Kish says. The shop has a kids’ area with books and toys. The space also is dog friendly. The Crepe Place is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. — WILL COVIELLO


started the pie-making business Windowsill Pies (www.windowsill-pies. five years ago. After winning both the Junior League of New Orleans’ Woman Entrepreneur Fellowship, and a $10,000 prize on the Cooking Channel’s Sugar Showdown, the duo is ready to open a shop. Eiden spoke with Gambit about the pie business.

How has your business evolved?

Beet it THE DAILY BEET (1000 Girod St.), a cafe and juice bar, will open early next year in the Beacon building in the Central Business District. The cafe, from JuiceNOLA’s (www. Dylan Maisel, will serve a menu similar to the vegetable-driven menu at his stand inside St. Roch Market (2381 St. Claude Ave., 504-609-3813; www., including quinoa bowls, avocado toasts, salads, coldpressed juices, smoothies and more. The restaurant joins the growing number of eateries at the South Market District development, including Willa Jean, Part + Parcel, The Company Burger and Magasin Kitchen. Chef Michael Gulotta’s MoPho spinoff, Maypop, will open by year’s end in the space formerly occupied by Ursa Major inside the Paramount building. — HELEN FREUND

EIDEN: This is our sixth Thanksgiving. We started out in my house. Basically, we were longtime friends and both were looking for a change. I asked (Dupre) if she wanted to do this thing with me … and she said yes right away. So we got to work … and we started doing the Covington Farmers Market. That was our introduction to making new customers, meeting people, creating relationships and being a part of a market community. That’s also when we got into Whole Foods (Market), and that was really a game changer, just in the sense of building credibility. The next big thing for us was winning the Women Entrepreneur Fellowship. That was huge because that helped with the next step and our business plans. Since then, all these people have been reaching out to us, and this is really the first year that we’ve had a lot of people (contact us) who are first-time customers. They have to come to us directly, which is really why we want to have our own shop.

What can we expect from the brick-andmortar once it opens? E: It’s going to be a Europeanstyle coffee shop. So there will be beer on tap, wine and coffee

— we’re going to have Congregation Coffee — and sweet and savory pies. We are looking at Uptown, and we’re still trying to figure it out: maybe Lower Garden District, maybe Maple Street, maybe Oak (Street). We want it to be somewhere that’s not too far off the beaten path, and it has to be big enough so we can also bake.

What advice do you have for home bakers? E: Keep the dough really cold while you’re rolling it out. It’s really hard to roll out sometimes because it’s so hot here, so parts of the dough get really warm fast, and parts of the dough stay cold, and then the dough ends up cracking. So keeping the dough from doing that is a big deal. Also, browning (in the oven) so you give the pies some color is important. In America, everything is so underbaked. It’s a cultural thing, I guess, but not a good one. Think about when you get a quiche at the grocery store: The bottom is completely white, and there’s really no flavor there. So really, people shouldn’t be afraid of browning the crusts — the top and the bottom. You’ll just get a much better flavor. — HELEN FREUND






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there are many reasons to toast in celebration with a beer. This year, New Orleanians can raise a glass of one of several new Louisiana beers and enjoy these upcoming events. Citruslike hop flavors are are popular with consumers, and many brewers now add those fruits to beers. Abita Brewing Company’s new addition to its Harvest series, which includes Strawberry and Peach lagers and Blueberry Wheat, is Sweet Orange lager brewed with Louisiana oranges. Abita also will release its taproom favorite, the Bourbon Street Series’ Old Fashioned, a barrel-aged pale ale brewed to capture the flavors of an Old Fashioned cocktail. It is brewed with rye malts and aged with orange peels and maraschino cherries. NOLA Brewing Company’s recently discontinued autumn seasonal, Smoky Mary, is discovering new life in the brewery’s Lagniappe series at the taproom and select locations. Smoky Mary is the brewery’s version of a German-style rauchbier, but pecan wood is used instead of peat to smoke the barley. Shreveport’s Great Raft Brewing will release its Grace and Grit double IPA in four-packs of 16-ounce cans — a packaging first for the brewery — scheduled to hit stores in December. There will be an opportunity to sample two new Urban South



Brewery beers at the Beer and Deer Dinner at Sac-a-Lait (1051 Annunciation St,, 504-324-3658; Dec. 1. The venison-focused dinner will feature beer pairings including Urban South’s flagship offerings, a satsuma wit brewed specially for the dinner and the first keg of the brewery’s newest seasonal, Second Set Pilsner. In Monroe, Flying Tiger Brewery (506 N. 2nd St., Monroe, 318-2675614; was cleared to begin brewing in late October, making it Louisiana’s 28th brewery. Co-founders James Simpson and Robert Brewer plan to unveil the 2,000-square-foot taproom in late November. The 8,000-squarefoot facility also houses a 15barrel brewhouse system, 11 fermenters and brite tanks and a 2,000-square-foot taproom.



2014 Angelin Langhe Nebbiolo Piedmont, Italy Retail $20

The house of Angelo Negro planted its first vineyards in northern Italy’s Piedmont region in 1670. The Langhe region of Piedmont produces world-class barolo and barbaresco wines from nebbiolo, a grape that reaches its best expression there. The early-ripening fruit is sensitive to soil conditions and temperature swings, but everything was perfect for Angelin in 2014. The winery placed 20 percent of the fruit into oak casks and the rest in stainless steel tanks. The wine offers aromas of blackberry, cassis and black currant and has earthy touches and a rustic character. On the palate, taste chewy tannins, oak notes and marked acidity. Open 15 minutes before serving. Drink it with rack of lamb, roast duck, wild mushrooms, veal and firm cheeses. Buy it at: Pearl Wine Co. Drink it at: Cochon, Sylvain, Marcello’s Restaurant and Wine Bar on St. Charles Avenue and Lilette.

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Dinner with a curator 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday American Sector Restaurant, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940 Tom Czekanski discusses Medal of Honor recipients from the defense of Pearl Harbor. A four-course meal includes saimin soup with chicken, ginger and rice noodles; cabbage salad with ham, pineapple and Key lime vinaigrette; teriyaki chicken with sticky rice and snow peas or sweet chili-glazed salmon; and chocolate coconut pie. Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverage pairings are included. Tickets $56.99.

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Toro Bravo at Bacchanal 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Wednesday Bacchanal, 600 Poland Ave., (504) 948-9111 Chef/restaurateur John Gorham of Portland, Oregon’s Toro Bravo (, Tasty n Sons and Pollo Bravo presents a pop-up tapas menu. The wine shop highlights Oregon wines from Anne Amie and Stoller Vineyards.


Gingerbread house building workshops 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday Red Fish Grill, 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200 Pastry chef Brett Gauthier and executive chef Austin Kirzner teach children how to build their own gingerbread houses. Call (504) 5395508 for reservations. Each $55 ticket includes three seats (additional seats $10), a gingerbread house, child’s T-shirt, a chef’s hat, crayons, tax and tip.

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Company Burger




Parkway Bakery & Tavern


611 O’Keefe Ave., (504) 309-9422; 4600 Freret St., (504) 267-0320 The turkey burger is topped with tomato jam, arugula and green goddess dressing.

424 Girod St., (504) 526-3745 www.emerilsrestaurants. com/meril Crispy turkey necks are served with citrusy Crystal mojo sauce.

538 Hagan Ave., (504) 482-3047 Wednesday, Nov. 30, is the last day to get a Thanksgiving po-boy, filled with roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy.


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Ye Olde College Inn

611 O’Keefe Ave., Suite C-8, (504) 827-1090 The T.A.S.T.E. sandwich features fried turkey, avocado, sprouts, tomatoes, chipotle aioli and a fried egg on ciabatta. 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-3683 The house gumbo at College Inn is made with turkey and andouille sausage.

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Contact Will Coviello 504.483.3106 | FAX: 866.473.7199 C O M P L E T E L I S T I N G S AT W W W. B E S T O F N E WO R L E A N S .C O M Out 2 Eat is an index of Gambit contract advertisers. Unless noted, addresses are 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.



Treasure Island Buffet — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www. — The all-youcan-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood and dishes from a variety of cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Bayou Burger & Sports Company — 503 Bourbon St., (504) 529-4256; www. — Cochon nachos top freshly fried tortilla chips with melted cheeses, house-smoked pulled pork, house barbecue sauce, coleslaw, onions and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$


Dis & Dem — Rue St. Louis Bar, 814 St. Louis St., (504) 509-7092; www. — The Hawaii 5-0 burger features a glazed patty, a hot sausage patty, a fried egg, bacon, cheese and grilled pineapple. No reservations. Banks Street: breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sun. St. Louis St.: lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The American Sector — 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1950; — Chef Eric Cook’s menu features all-American and Southern favorites such as shrimp and grits, chicken-fried steak and burgers. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ The Rivershack Tavern — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Warehouse Grille — 869 Magazine St., (504) 322-2188; www.warehousegrille. com — The menu features upscale bar food, burgers, steaks, seafood, salads, sandwiches and noshing items. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH Red Gravy — 125 Camp St., (504) 5618844; — The cafe serves rustic Italian fare including handmade pastas, ravioli and lasagna and seafood dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and brunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

CAFE Antoine’s Annex — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; — The coffee shop serves pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Brick & Spoon — 2802 Magazine St., (504) 345-1352; — The Grown Up grilled cheese sandwich includes smoked Gouda and Monterey Jack cheeses, bacon, a fried egg, tomato, spring greens and aioli on sourdough bread. Both are served with french fries. Reservations accepted. Brunch and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$ Cafe Maspero — 601 Decatur St., (504) 523-6520; — The muffuletta combines pastrami, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad on a bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Cafe NOMA — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle,

(504) 482-1264; — The cafe serves shrimp salad, chipotle-marinated portobello sliders, flatbread pizza topped with manchego, peppers and roasted garlic and more. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

Chartres House — 601 Chartres St., (504) 586-8393; — A creamy blend of crawfish, spinach and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses is stuffed into Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ The Delachaise — 3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; — The bar offers wines by the glass and full restaurant menu including mussels steamed with Thai chili and lime leaf. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees, pastries and desserts baked in house and a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Pearl Wine Co. — 3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 483-6314; — The wine bar offers cheese plates. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Pierre Maspero’s — 440 Chartres St., (504) 524-8990; — Two pan-fried crab cakes made with Louisiana blue crab, onions, peppers and seasoning are topped with a tangy sauce and served with mirliton slaw. No reservations. Breakfast Fri.Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAJUN Daisy Dukes — 121 Chartres St., (504) 561-5171; 123 Carondelet St., (504) 5222233; 5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 883-5513; — The New Orleans sampler features red beans and rice, jambalaya, a cup of gumbo, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. Delivery available from Carondelet Street location. No reservations. New Orleans locations are open 24 hours. West Napoleon Avenue: Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Mulate’s Cajun Restaurant — 201 Julia St., (504) 522-1492; — Cajun dishes include Catfish Mulalate’s, fried seafood platters, gumbo, boudin, stuffed shrimp, po-boys and more. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tres Bon Cajun Meats — 10316 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 405-5355; — The market serves brisket, pulled pork, house-made sausages and cracklings with layers of skin, fat and meat fried in hog lard. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINESE August Moon — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; — The menu includes Chinese and Vietnamese dishes such as sweet and spicy tilapia glazed in tangy sweet-and-spicy sauce served with bok choy. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Five Happiness — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935; — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations to lo mein dishes. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

COFFEE/DESSERT Angelo Brocato’s — 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; — This sweet shop serves its own gelato, spumoni, Italian ice, cannolis, fig cookies and other treats. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Chez Pierre French Bakery & Cafe — 3208 Clearview Parkway, Metairie, (504) 467-3176; www.chezpierreneworleans. com — The bakery specializes in cakes and there is a breakfast menu and Vietnamese dishes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONTEMPORARY Bayona — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 5254455; — Favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include crispy smoked quail salad with pear and bourbon-molasses dressing. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ Boulevard American Bistro — 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-2301; — Pan-seared crab cakes are served with fries and coleslaw. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar — 231 N. Carrollton Ave., Suite C, (504) 6093871;

Cafe Gentilly — 5325 Franklin Ave., (504) 281-4220; cafegentilly — Breakfast is available all day, and the creamed spinach, crawfish and Swiss cheese omelet can be served in a po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $ The Landing Restaurant — Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611; www.neworleansairporthotel. com — The Landing serves Cajun and Creole dishes with many seafood options. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MeMe’s Bar & Grille — 712 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 644-4992; — MeMe’s serves steaks, chops and Louisiana seafood. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Diners enjoy Italian dishes at Venezia (134 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-488-7991; PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

— Vinegar-braised grilled beef short ribs are served over stone-ground yellow grits with arugula and boiled peanut salad. A fried chicken breast is served over a Belgian waffle with smoked ham, aged cheddar and Steen’s mustard glaze. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Chais Delachaise — 7708 Maple St., (504) 510-4509; www.chaisdelachaise. com — The eclectic menu includes bouillabaisse, grilled Caribbean lobster, jerk shrimp and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., early dinner Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen — 748 Camp St., (504) 298-7317; — Chef Chris DeBarr’s menu features globally inspired takes on casual fare. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Suis Generis — 3219 Burgundy St., (504) 309-7850; — The

constantly changing menu features dishes such as pan-fried Gulf flounder with kumquat-ginger sauce, crispy Brussels sprouts and sticky rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Wed.Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards accepted. $$

CREOLE Antoine’s Restaurant — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www.antoines. com — Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Bar Redux — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 592-7083; — The Cuban sandwich features house-made roasted garlic pork loin, Chisesi ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard and garlic mayonnaise on pressed French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Messina’s Runway Cafe — 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., (504) 241-5300; www. — Jimmy Wedell seafood pasta features Gulf shrimp, Lake Pontchartrain crabmeat, crawfish, fresh herbs and angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Palace Cafe — 605 Canal St., (504) 5231661; — Creative Creole dishes include crabmeat cheesecake topped with Creole meuniere. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Roux on Orleans — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www. — This restaurant offers contemporary Creole dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Tableau — 616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463; www.tableaufrenchquarter. com — Tableau’s contemporary Creole cuisine includes marinated crab claws in white truffle vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$ Willie Mae’s Scotch House — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503 — This neighborhood restaurant is known for its wet-battered fried chicken. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

OUT TO EAT DELI Bagels & Bytes — 1001 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-7968; — The bagel selection includes whole wheat, poppy seed, pumpernickel, garlic, blueberry and other varieties from Davidovich Bakery in New York City. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 8882010; — This New York-style deli offers corned beef and pastrami from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ Martin Wine Cellar — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; 2895 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-8081; 3827 Baronne St., (504) 899-7411; — The wine emporium’s dinner menu includes pork rib chops served with house-made boudin stuffing, Tabasco pepper jelly demi-glaze and smothered greens. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Qwik Chek Deli & Catering — 2018 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 456-6362 — The menu includes gumbo, po-boys, pasta, salads and hot plate lunches. The hamburger po-boy can be dressed with lettuce, mayo and tomato on French bread. Shrimp Italiano features shrimp tossed with cream sauce and pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Welty’s Deli — 336 Camp St., (504) 5920223; — The New Orleans AK sandwich features a choice of four meats plus cheddar, provolone, pepper Jack and Swiss cheeses on a warm muffuletta bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

FRENCH Cafe Degas — 3127 Esplanade Ave., (504) 945-5635; — The menu of traditional French dishes includes pate, cheese plates, salads, escargots bourguignons, mussles and fries, hanger steak with fries and garlic bordelaise and more. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat. dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

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Brennan’s New Orleans — 417 Royal St., (504) 525-9711; — Eggs Sardou is poached eggs over crispy artichokes with Parmesan creamed spinach and choron sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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itself on its “Deli to Geaux” and weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

INDIAN Nirvana Indian Cuisine — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797 — The restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Tandoori Chicken — 2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7880 — The menu features tandoori dishes with chicken, lamb, fish or shrimp, mild and spicy curries, rice dishes such as chicken, lamb or shrimp biryani, and many vegetarian items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ITALIAN Andrea’s Restaurant — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Mosca’s — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www.moscasrestaurant. com — Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ Nonna Mia Cafe & Pizzeria — 3125 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-1717; — Shrimp Diablo features panseared shrimp, house-made fettuccine and spicy arrabbiata sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Specialty Italian Bistro — 2330 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 391-1090; — The menu combines old world Italian favorites and pizza. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — Osso buco features a veal shank with angel hair pasta and veal demi-glace. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE Mikimoto — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi. com — Sushi choices include raw and cooked versions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 4109997; — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, including sushi, hibachi dishes, teriyaki and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

KOREAN Little Korea BBQ — 2240 Magazine St., (504) 821-5006 — Dolsot bibimbap

features rice, seasoned vegetables, egg, chili paste and a choice of meat or tofu in a hot stone pot. No reservations. Lunch Mon. & Wed.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY Audubon Clubhouse Cafe — 6500 Magazine St., (504) 212-5282; — Crispy duck features citrus glaze, boudin, Brussels sprouts, pickled mirliton slaw and duck demi-glass. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Sun.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Bombay Club — Prince Conti Hotel, 830 Conti St., (504) 577-2237; — New Orleans barbecue shrimp are simmered in garlic Creole meuniere sauce and served with toasted ciabatta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Broussard’s — 819 Conti St., (504) 5813866; — Broiled black drum Rosalie is a mustard- and rosemary-crusted fillet served with haricots verts and ginger-apple glaze. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Creole House Restaurant & Oyster Bar — 509 Canal St., (504) 323-2109; www. — Grilled Louisiana oysters are topped with smoked bacon, Monterey Jack cheese and garlic butter. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Criollo — Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; www.criollonola. com — Baked stuffed Creole redfish is served with crabmeat and green tomato crust, angel hair pasta and Creole tomato jam. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Dick & Jenny’s — 4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880; — Braised Niman Ranch pork cheeks are served with sauteed Southern greens, grit cakes, sweet potatoes and country gravy. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$$ Heritage Grill — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ Kingfish — 337 Chartres St., (504) 598-5005; www.kingfishneworleans. com — Blackened barbecue shrimp in chili-butter piquant sauce top a fried stone-ground grit cake. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Le Bayou Restaurant — 208 Bourbon St., (504) 525-4755; — Shrimp Ya-Ya features Gulf shrimp sauteed with Cajun pesto and served with garlic toast. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Ralph’s On The Park — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Red Maple — 1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 367-0935; — Gulf fish Pontchartrain is grilled and topped with crabmeat and sherry mushroom sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ Restaurant R’evolution — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; — “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Tomas Bistro — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes such as bouillabaisse New Orleans, filled with saffron shrimp, mussels, oysters, Gulf fish, crawfish and pesto aioli croutons. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


Tommy’s Wine Bar — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 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. $$



Hummus & More — 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9228; — The menu includes hummus, baba ghanoush, stuffed grape leaves, mousaka, seared halloumi, gyros, kebabs, shawarama dishes, wraps, salads and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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Pyramids Cafe — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN Juan’s Flying Burrito — 515 Baronne St., (504) 529-5825; 2018 Magazine St., (504) 486-9950; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 569-0000; — Juan’s serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MUSIC AND FOOD The Columns — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Gazebo Cafe — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ House of Blues — 225 Decatur St., 3104999; — Panseared jumbo shrimp top a grit cake and are served with chipotle-garlic cream sauce and tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Live Oak Cafe — 8140 Oak St., (504) 2650050; — The PAGE 38

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cafe serves huevos rancheros with corn tortillas, black beans, fried eggs, ranchero sauce, salsa and Cotija cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$ The Market Cafe — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola. com — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NEIGHBORHOOD biscuits & buns on banks — 4337 Banks St., (504) 273-4600; — Signature dishes include a waffle topped with brie and blueberry compote. Delivery available Tuesday to Friday. No reservations. Brunch and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$ Cafe B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; — This cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop — 2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022; — Stuffed gumbo features a hand-battered and fried catfish fillet atop chicken, sausage, shrimp and crabmeat gumbo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Joey K’s — 3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; — This casual eatery serves fried seafood platters, salads, sandwiches and Creole favorites. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Katie’s Restaurant — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity. com — The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. No reservations. Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Koz’s — 515 Harrison Ave., (504) 4840841; 4445 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-2010; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, (504) 737-3933; — Red beans and rice with fried chicken is a Monday and Wednesday special. The roast beef po-boy features housecooked roast beef on Gendusa Bakery bread and is dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

PIZZA Louisiana Pizza Kitchen — 95 French Market Place, (504) 522-9500; — Jumbo Gulf shrimp are sauteed with sherry, tomatoes, white wine, basil, garlic and butter and served over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Marks Twain’s Pizza Landing — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 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. $ Mid City Pizza — 4400 Banks St., (504) 483-8609; — Diners can build their own calzones or pies from a list of toppings. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Slice Pizzeria — 1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria. com — Slice serves pizza by the pie or slice, plus salads, pasta and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; — There is a wide variety of specialty pies and diners can build their own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Wit’s Inn — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600; — The neighborhood bar and restaurant offers a menu of pizza, calzones, salads, sandwiches, chicken wings and bar noshing items. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS The Big Cheezy — 422 S. Broad St., (504) 302-2598; — The menu of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches includes a namesake triple-decker Big Cheezy with Gouda, Gruyere, pepper Jack, cheddar, mozzarella and Monterey Jack on challah bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Killer Poboys — 219 Dauphine St., (504) 462-2731; 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; — Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only at Conti Street location. $ Liberty Cheesesteaks — 5031 Freret St., (504) 875-4447; — The Buffalo chicken steak features chicken breast dressed with wing sauce, American and blue cheese and ranch dressing is optional. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Magazine Po-boy Shop — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — Po-boy fillings include everything from fried seafood to corned beef. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Short Stop Po-Boys — 119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; — Popular po-boy options include fried shrimp or fried oysters and roast beef slow cooked in its own jus. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., early dinner Mon.-Thu., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SEAFOOD Basin Seafood & Spirits — 3222 Magazine St., (504) 302-7391; — The menu includes grilled whole fish, royal red shrimp with garlic butter and crab and crawfish beignets with remoulade. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar — 7900 Lakeshore Drive., (504) 284-2898; — The seafood restaurant serves shrimp and grits, stuffed whole flounder, fried seafood and seasonal boiled seafood. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Bourbon House — 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse. com — Bourbon House serves seafood


Charles Seafood — 8311 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 405-5263 — Trout is stuffed with crabmeat, topped with crawfish Acadiana sauce and served with vegetables, salad and bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Mr. Ed’s Seafood & Italian Restaurant — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www. — The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$



Mr. Ed’s Seafood & Oyster House — 1327 St. Charles Ave., (504) 267-0169; — The menu includes raw oysters, seafood, steaks, fried chicken, crawfish etouffee and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Pier 424 Seafood Market — 424 Bourbon St., (504) 309-1574; www. — Lightly battered frog legs are tossed with Buffalo sauce and served with celery and ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ Red Fish Grill — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Royal House Oyster Bar — 441 Royal St., (504) 528-2601; — Clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops sauteed with garlic and herbs are served with marinara over linguine. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ The Stuffed Crab — 3431 Houma Blvd., Suite B, Metairie, (504) 510-5444 — Crab au gratin features crabmeat in cream sauce topped with cheddar cheese and is served with garlic bread and soup or salad. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$


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Austin’s Seafood and Steakhouse — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse — 716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467; — The house filet mignon is served atop creamed spinach with fried oysters and Pontalba potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH Vega Tapas Cafe — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; www. — The tapas menu includes barbacoas featuring jumbo Gulf shrimp in chorizo cream over toasted bread medallions. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Visit our new espresso bar at 3445 Prytania, at the corner of Delachaise!

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dishes including New Orleans barbecue shrimp, redfish cooked with the skin on, oysters from the raw bar and more. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$$


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MUSIC Contact Kat Stromquist 504.483.3110 | FAX: 866.473.7199

C O M P L E T E L I S T I N G S AT W W W. B E S TO F N E W O R L E A N S . C O M

TUESDAY 29 21st Amendment — 30x90 Blues Women, 7:30 Bacchanal — Mark Weliky Trio, 7:30 Bamboula’s — Dana & the Boneshakers, 6:30 Banks Street Bar — ADS All-Stars, 9 BB King’s Blues Club — Willie Lockett & the Blues Krewe, 11:30 a.m.; Chucky C & the Cleary Blues, 3 Blue Nile — Water Seed, 9 BMC — Bill Van & Yeah Ya Right, 5; The Key Sound, 8 Bombay Club — Matt Lemmler, 8 Cafe Negril — 4 Sidemen of the Apocalypse, 6; John Lisi & Delta Funk, 9:30 Checkpoint Charlie — Jamie Lynn Vessels, 7; Jonathan Brown & Friends, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — Albanie Falletta, 6; Jon Cleary, 8 Circle Bar — Carl LeBlanc, 6 d.b.a. — DinosAurchestra, 7; Treme Brass Band, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9 Gasa Gasa — Julie Odell, De Lune Deluge, Madrigal One, 8 Hi-Ho Lounge — Johnny Angel & Helldorado, 6:30; Dick Deluxe, 8; Ron Hotstream, 10 House of Blues (Restaurant & Bar) — Michael Liuzza, 6 Kerry Irish Pub — Jason Bishop, 8:30 Little Gem Saloon — Marc Stone, 7 The Maison — New Orleans Swinging Gypsies, 4; Gregory Agid Quartet, 6:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10:30 Paradigm Gardens — The Geovane Santos Quartet, 6:30 Prime Example Jazz Club — Sidemen+1, 8 & 10 Rare Form — Mark Appleford, 4 RF’s — Vincent Marini, 4; Lucas Davenport, 7 Siberia — Attrition feat. Skold, MyParasites, 9 Snug Harbor — Cindy Scott Trio, 8 & 10; Stanton Moore Trio, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy Forest, 4; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 10

WEDNESDAY 30 21st Amendment — The TradStars, 5; Royal Street Windin’ Boys feat. Jenavieve Cook, 8 Ace Hotel, 3 Keys — Clashback feat. Dominic Minix Quartet, 10 Bacchanal — Jesse Morrow Trio, 7:30 Bamboula’s — Bamboula’s Hot Trio feat. Giselle Anguizola, 2; Messy Cookers, 6:30; Mem Shannon, 10 Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10

BB King’s Blues Club — Willie Lockett & the Blues Krewe, 11:30 a.m.; Mem Shannon & the Membership Band, 3; Jason Neville Band, 8 Blue Nile — New Orleans Rhythm Devils, 9; New Breed Brass Band, 11 BMC — Lefty Keith, 5; Sierra Leone, 8; Brian Miller & Funkzone, 11 Cafe Negril — WilFunk, 6; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Checkpoint Charlie — T-Bone Stone & the Happy Monsters, 7 Chickie Wah Wah — Dave Hickey & Jacob Tanner, 6; Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 8 Circle Bar — The Iguanas, 7 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7; Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — The George French Trio, 9:30 Dragon’s Den (downstairs) — Reggae Night with DJ T-Roy, Bayou International Sound, 10 House of Blues (The Parish) — Jet Lounge, 11 Jazz Cafe — The Key Sound, 8 The Jefferson Orleans North — Jerry Embree & the Heartbeats, 6 Little Gem Saloon — David L. Harris Jr. Duo, 7 The Maison — New Orleans Jazz Vipers, 6:30 Maple Leaf Bar — The Original Gentlemen, 10 Mudlark Theatre — Plutonium Burrito, Twinki, The Three-Brained Robot, 8 National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen — The Vic-Tones, 11:45 a.m. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Jonathan Tankel, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lars Edegran & Topsy Chapman, Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Prime Example Jazz Club — Jesse McBride & the Next Generation, 8 & 10 RF’s — David Bach, 4; Tony Seville & the Cadillacs, 7 Rock ’n’ Bowl — Gal Holiday, 8 Siberia — Nobunny, The Cowboys, Dirty Fences, DJs Anita Bump & Roomsweeper, 9 Smoothie King Center — Dolly Parton, 7:30 Snug Harbor — Uptown Jazz Orchestra feat. Delfeayo Marsalis, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Chris Christy’s Band, 4; Shotgun Jazz Band, 6; Antoine Diel & the Misfit Power, 10

THURSDAY 1 Ace Hotel, 3 Keys — Alexis & the Samurai, 10 Bacchanal — The Courtyard Kings, 7:30

Snug Harbor — Gregory Agid Quartet (album release), 8 & 10 Spice Bar & Grill — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7 Spotted Cat — Up Up We Go, 2; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 5; Meschiya Lake, 7:30 Three Muses Maple — Linnzi Zaorski, 7 Vaso — Bobby Love & Friends, 5

FRIDAY 2 21st Amendment — Antoine Diel & the Misfit Power, 9:30 Bacchanal — Raphael Bas, 4:30; The Organettes, 7:30 Bamboula’s — Co & Co Traveling Show, 11 a.m.; Chance Bushman’s Rhythm Stompers, 1; Smoky Greenwell, 5:30 Banks Street Bar — Kettle Black, Sam Price & the True Believers, 10 Bar Redux — Interstellar Overdrive with DJ Shane Love, Bronze Comet, 8 The Bayou Bar — Philip Melancon, 8 Blue Nile — Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, 11 Blue Nile Balcony Room — DJ Black Pearl, 1 a.m. BMC — St. Roch Syncopators, 3; Tradstars, 6 Bombay Club — Riverside Jazz Collective, 8:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Harry Mayronne & Friends, 5; Davis Rogan, 8; Cecile Savage, 11 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre, 4; Dana Abbott Band, 6:30; Higher Heights, 10 Checkpoint Charlie — Domenic, 4; The King Snakes, 7; The Green Mantles, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — Michael Pearce, 6 Circle Bar — Rik Slave’s Country Persuasion, 6; The O-Pines, 10 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Hall — Barney Floyd Jazz Band, 6:30 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — The Panorama Jazz Band, 10 Dragon’s Den (downstairs) — The Tipping Point with DJ RQ Away, 10 Dragon’s Den (upstairs) — Buena Vista Social Latin Dance Party, 10 Frenchy Gallery — Matt Lemmler, 7 Hi-Ho Lounge — Relapse: ’80s, ’90s, ’00s with DJ Matt Scott, 10 House of Blues — Departure (Journey tribute), 9 Jazz Cafe — Jeff Chaz, 12:30; Louise Cappi, 8 The Jazz Playhouse — Piano Professor Series feat. Tom McDermott, 4; Andrew Baham, 7 Kerry Irish Pub — Mark Parsons, 5; Hurricane Refugees, 9 The Maison — Shotgun Jazz Band, 7 Maple Leaf Bar — Miss Mojo, Sexy Dex & the Fresh, 10:30 Marigny Brasserie — The Key Sound, 5:30 Music Box Village — Lost Bayou Ramblers, Rickie Lee Jones, Langhorn Slim, Spider Stacy, 6:30 & 8:30 Oak — Burke Ingraffia, 9 The Office Sports Bar — Signal 21, 9 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30

MUSIC Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 9:30 Preservation Hall — The Preservation Hall Legacy Band feat. Wendell Brunious, 6; The PresHall Brass feat. Daniel “Weenie” Farrow, 8, 9 & 10 Rare Form — Nervous Duane, 2; Justin Donovan, 6 RF’s — Jamie Lynn Vessels, 6; James Martin Band, 9 Rock ’n’ Bowl — The Topcats, 9:30 Saenger Theatre — John Prine, Shovels & Rope, 7:30 Snug Harbor — Ellis Marsalis Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy Forest, 2; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Three Muses — Royal Roses, 5:30 Three Muses Maple — Monty Banks, 5; Russell Welch, 7 Tipitina’s — The Main Squeeze, Sexual Thunder, 10 Vaso — JoJo and Mo Blues, 11 a.m.; Bobby Love & Friends, 3 The Willow — Nick James’ Dirty Thirty Throwdown feat. PYMP, Noisewater, The Quickening, That Dude You Know, 9

SATURDAY 3 21st Amendment — Big Joe Kennedy, 2:30; Juju Child, 6; The Ibervillianaires, 9:30 Andrea’s Restaurant (Capri Blu Piano Bar) — Bobby Ohler, 8 Bacchanal — Red Organ Trio, 4; Will Thompson Quartet, 7:30 Bamboula’s — Kala Bazaar Swing Society, 11 a.m.; G & the Swinging Three, 1 Banks Street Bar — Steve What Style, Death Ed, Norco LaPalco, The Tomb of Nick Cage, 9 The Bayou Bar — Philip Melancon, 8 Blue Nile Balcony Room — DJ Black Pearl, 1 a.m. BMC — Crescent City Blue Blowers, 3; Willie Lockett & the Blues Krewe, 6 Bombay Club — Stephen Gordon, 8:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Suzy & Darcy Malone, Amasa Miller, 5; Sherman Bernard & the Ole Man River Band, 8; Laelume, 11 Cafe Negril — Jamie Lynn Vessels, 4; Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7 Checkpoint Charlie — Will Dickerson, 4; De France, 7; J Monque’D Blues Band, 11 Circle Bar — Chicken Snake, 10 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Little Freddie King, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — The Betty Shirley Band, 10 Dragon’s Den (downstairs) — Claire & the Company, 7 Dragon’s Den (upstairs) — Sexy/Back ’00s Dance Party with DJ G, 10 Gasa Gasa — Cardinal Sons, Midriff, Mariine, 10 Hi-Ho Lounge — Hustle with DJ Soul Sister, 11 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Soundclash Juke Jam Pajama Party, 10 Irish House — Crossing Canal with Ruby Ross and Patrick Cooper, 7 Jazz Cafe — Jeff Chaz, 12:30; Louise Cappi, 8 PAGE 42

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Bamboula’s — Kala Bazaar Swing Society, 2 Banks Street Bar — Americana Mid-City All-Stars, 9 Bar Redux — Spider Murphy’s Blues Christmas Show, 9 The Bayou Bar — Philip Melancon, 8 Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 7 Blue Nile Balcony Room — Bayou International Reggae Night feat. Higher Heights and DJ T-Roy, 11 BMC — St. Roch Syncopators, 5; Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys, 8 Bombay Club — Kris Tokarski Duo, 8 Buffa’s Lounge — Gumbo Cabaret, 5; Tom McDermott & Aurora Nealand, 8 Cafe Istanbul — Latin Music All-Stars Benefit Concert feat. Margie Perez & Her Cosa Cubana, Fredy Omar con su Banda, Merengue 4, 9 Cafe Negril — Revival, 6; Soul Project, 9:30 Checkpoint Charlie — The Effective, 7; Jeff “Guitar” Nelson & the Kane Mutiny, 11 Circle Bar — Natalie Mae, 7; Mahayla, 10 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Lightnin’ Malcolm feat. RL Boyce, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — The Todd Duke Trio, 9:30 Dragon’s Den (downstairs) — Black Laurel, The Laundrymen, 9 Dragon’s Den (upstairs) — Synthetic Ghosts, Killer Dale, Sharkzilla, 9 Gasa Gasa — The Unnaturals, 9 Hi-Ho Lounge — Bionica, Meghan Stewart, 9 House of Blues — Through Fire, Escape the Fate, Nonpoint, Get Scared, Failure/ Anthem, 7; Soul 2 Soul with DJs Slab and Raj Smoove, 11:30 Irish House — Patrick Cooper, 6 Jazz Cafe — Jeff Chaz, 12:30; Louise Cappi, 8 The Jazz Playhouse — Ricardo Pascal Trio, 5; The James Rivers Movement, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wilson, 8:30 Loa Bar — Lilith Singer-Songwriter Showcase feat. Kathryn Rose Wood, 8 The Maison — The Good For Nothin’ Band, 4; Dysfunktional Bone, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, 11 Marigny Brasserie — Jamey St. Pierre & Dave Freeson, 7 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Peter Bradley Adams, 6 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 Old Point Bar — Ted Hefko & the Thousandaires, 9 One Eyed Jacks — Fast Times ’80s and ’90s Night, 10 Pour House Saloon — Dave Ferrato, 8:30 Preservation Hall — The Preservation Hall Legacy Band feat. Gregg Stafford, 6; The Preservation Hall All-Stars feat. Louis Ford, 8, 9 & 10 Rare Form — Jason Danti, 2; Voodoo Wagon, 4; Heroes of the Day, 6; Deltaphonic, 8; Gar Gar, 11 Rock ’n’ Bowl — Curly Taylor, 8:30 Saenger Theatre — Lauryn Hill, 7 Smoothie King Center — Maxwell, Mary J. Blige, 7

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The Jazz Playhouse — Michael Watson, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Speed the Mule, 5; Roux the Day! (Beatles tribute), 9 Mag’s 940 — Meschiya Lake, Tasche de la Rocha, Julie Odell, 9 The Maison — Chance Bushman & the Ibervillianaires, 1; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Mainline, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Bruce Hampton & Madrid Express, 11 Metropolitan Nightclub — Laidback Luke, 11 Music Box Village — Lost Bayou Ramblers, Rickie Lee Jones, Langhorn Slim, Spider Stacy, 6:30 & 8:30 Oak — Johnny Azari, 9 The Office Sports Bar — Signal 21, 9 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 Old Point Bar — Big Jim & the Whiskey-Benders, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — The Deslondes, Jon Hatchett Band, The Wasted Lives, 9 Preservation Hall — The Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 5 & 6; The Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8, 9 & 10 Rare Form — Will Dickerson Band, 1; Justin Donovan, 6; Steve Mignano, 10 Republic New Orleans — Jai Wolf, 11 RF’s — Lucas Davenport, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9 Rock ’n’ Bowl — Bonerama, 9:30 Siberia — Homeshake, Caddywhompus, 10 Snug Harbor — Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, 8 & 10 Southport Hall — Country Christmas feat. Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, Lynn Drury, Kim Carson & the Real Deal, Ron Hotstream & the Mid-City Drifters, 90 Degrees West, Joel Galloway, 6 Spotted Cat — A2D2 feat. Arsene Delay, Antoine Diel, 2; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; The Davis Rogan Band, 10 Suis Generis — DJ DMFX, 10:30 a.m. Three Muses — Chris Christy, 5; Luke Winslow King, 6; Shotgun Jazz Band, 9 Three Muses Maple — Tom McDermott, 11 a.m.; Davy Mooney, 5 Tipitina’s — Yelawolf, Bubba Sparxxx, Jelly Roll, Struggle Jennings, 10 Twist of Lime — A Hanging, Something’s Burning, AR-15, 10 Vaso — JoJo and Mo Blues, 11 a.m.

SUNDAY 4 21st Amendment — Christopher Johnson Quartet, 7 Bacchanal — The Tradsters, 4; The Roamin’ Jasmine, 7:30 Bamboula’s — NOLA Ragweeds, 1; Carl LeBlanc, 5:30; Ed Wills & Blues 4 Sale, 9 Banks Street Bar — Stone Cold Hippies, 8 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 7; Street Legends Brass Band, 11 BMC — The Mark Appleford Band, 3; Ruth Marie, 7; Steve Mignano Blues Band, 10 Bombay Club — Tom Hook, 8 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like It Hot, 10:30 a.m.; Gerald French Trio, 7 Cafe Negril — John Lisi & Delta Funk, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Pat Flory & Mike Kerwin, 6; Pat McLaughlin Band, 8:30 Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Friends, Blind Texas Marlin, 6; Country Night with DJ Pasta, 9:30

Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Jenna McSwain, 9 Dragon’s Den (downstairs) — Anuraag Pendyal, Dignity Reve, 7 Dragon’s Den (upstairs) — Church with Unicorn Fukr, 10 Feelings Marigny Cafe — Nate & Kat, 3 Gasa Gasa — Sam Friend (album release), Alexandra Scott, 9 House of Blues — The Sounds, 8 House of Blues (Restaurant & Bar) — Jason Bishop, 7 House of Blues (The Parish) — My Jerusalem, The Sounds; Skinny Lister, 8 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 The Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle, 8 The Jefferson Orleans North — The Pat Barberot Orchestra, 6:30 Kermit’s Treme Mother-In-Law Lounge — Kermit Ruffins, Paris Harris, DJ Sugar Ray, 4 Kerry Irish Pub — Patrick Cooper, 8 The Maison — Chance Bushman & the NOLA Jitterbugs, 10 a.m.; Higher Heights, 10 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 Old Point Bar — Shawan Rice, 3:30; Jean Marie Harris, 7 Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market — Zardis, 7 Preservation Hall — The Preservation Hall Legacy Band feat. Gregg Stafford, 6; The Preservation Hall All-Stars feat. Wendell Brunious, 8, 9 & 10 Rare Form — Heather Holloway & the Heebie Jeebies, noon; Mark Appleford, 4; Shan Kenner Trio, 8 RF’s — Will Kennedy, 4; Tony Seville & the Cadillacs, 7 Siberia — DRI, Toxic Shock, 9 Snug Harbor — Licorice Stick Sundays feat. Evan Christopher, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sound, 10 Superior Seafood — Superior Jazz Trio feat. John Rankin, Harry Hardin, Tim Paco, 11:30 a.m. Three Muses — Raphael et Pascal, 5; Linnzi Zaorski, 8 Three Muses Maple — Debbie Davis & Josh Paxton, 11 a.m. Vaso — JoJo and Mo Blues, 11 a.m.

MONDAY 5 21st Amendment — Sierra Leone Band, 7:30 Bacchanal — Helen Gillet, 7:30 Bamboula’s — Mark Rubin & Chip Wilson, 2; NOLA Swingin’ Gypsies, 5:30; Sunshine Brass Band, 9 Banks Street Bar — Dignity Reve’s Piano Night, 7; Lilli Lewis, 9 Blue Nile — Brass-A-Holics, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Bombay Club — Josh Paxton, 8 Buffa’s Lounge — Arsene Delay, 5; Antoine Diel, 8 Cafe Negril — Noggin, 6; In Business, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Benny Maygarden & Thomas “Mad Dog” Walker, 6; Alex McMurray, 8



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Circle Bar — Phil the Tremolo King, 7 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Alexis & the Samurai, 7; Glen David Andrews, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9 Dragon’s Den (downstairs) — New Orleans Jazz Manouche, 7 House of Blues — Kongos, Givers, 8 House of Blues (Restaurant & Bar) — Sean Riley, 6

Rare Form — Nervous Duane, 1; Ladies Drink Free, 9 RF’s — John Marcey Duo, 4; Jamie Lynn Vessels, 7 Saturn Bar — King James & the Special Men, 10 Snug Harbor — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 2; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; New Orleans Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Monty Banks, 5; Loose Marbles, 7

Irish House — Traditional Irish music session, 7


The Jazz Playhouse — The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8

Albinas Prizgintas. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., (504) 522-0276; — The organist’s “Organ & Labyrinth” performance includes selections from baroque to vintage rock by candlelight. Free. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Christmas at Loyola. Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-7430; — Loyola School of Music performing groups present a program of holiday music. Free. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Kerry Irish Pub — Mark Zeus, 8 The Maison — Chicken & Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7 Maple Leaf Bar — George Porter Jr. Trio, 10 Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar — James Andrews & the Crescent City All-Stars, Bobby Love, 8 Preservation Hall — The Preservation Hall All-Stars feat. Charlie Gabriel, 8, 9 & 10

Crescent Chamber Artists. Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., (504) 948-9998; — The group performs Claudio Monteverdi’s “Selve Morale e Sprituale.” Tickets $20, students $10. 8 p.m. Saturday. Howard Goodall: Eternal Light (Requiem). Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2074; www. — University chorus and chamber singers present the contemporary composer’s requiem. Free. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Jeanne Jaubert, Byron Tauchi. Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., (504) 948-9998; — The violinist and cellist present French classical music. Suggested donation $20. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Letters to Santa. Loyola University New Orleans, Monroe Hall, Nunemaker Auditorium, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 8652011; — Pianist Brian Hsu accompanies vocalists Emma Grimsley, David Castillo and Claire Shackleton as they sing Logan Skelton’s song cycle “Letters to Santa.” A reception with the artists follows. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 465-9985; — The orchestra plays a program of holiday favorites for its annual “Yuletide Celebration” performance. Tickets $20-$50. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The orchestra plays the same program at Columbia Theatre (220 E. Thomas St., Hammond) 7:30 p.m. Friday and Slidell City Auditorium (2056 Second St., Slidell) 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Loyola Symphony Orchestra. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2074; — The orchestra presents its fall recital. Free. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Musica da Camera. Ursuline Chapel, 2701 State St. — Vox Feminae joins the chamber group for its “Cristo e Nato” program of medieval Italian and Spanish Christmas music. Free. 4 p.m. Sunday.

CALL FOR MUSIC Crescent City Sound Chorus. Singers of all levels are welcome to join the women’s chorus for a variety of vocal exercises. Reading music is not required. Contact Corinna at (601) 550-0983 or email with questions. Kinderchor. Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie, (504) 522-8014 — The New Orleans German-American Children’s Chorus meets Saturday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Membership is open to all ages and no prior experience in German or singing is necessary. Visit for details. New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra. The orchestra seeks musicians at an intermediate level or higher. Visit for details.



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AT THE 50TH ANNUAL COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS IN EARLY NOVEMBER — during which fellow Country Music Hall of Famer Reba McEntire was so taken to be performing “9 to 5” in front of her hero, she missed the opening cue — Dolly Rebecca Parton was presented with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. Despite having her speech cut off midway through, Parton responded with the usual humbling grace and humor: “They said we were runnin’ short, and I said, ‘Well, I’m always runnin’ short.’” (She displayed similar empathy to McEntire: “I’m always missin’ that song … and I wrote it.”) The award’s other recipients read like a letter to all the boys she’s loved before: Johnny Cash, whom Parton has revealed to be her first crush (“He made me feel something inside”); Kenny Rogers, whose 1983 duet with Parton on the Bee Gees’ “Islands in the Stream” launched both into the pop mainstream; and Nelson himself, among her first friends upon moving to Nashville the day after she graduated high school in 1964. (On recording with Nelson, Parton told Rolling Stone she was mortified: “Willie, send me a sack of that grass • Nov. 30 you’re smokin’, ’cause I can’t follow you.”) Cash died in 2003 at age 71. Rogers, 78, • 7:30 p.m. Wednesday recently cashed in his chips, concluding • Smoothie King Center, his final U.S. tour at the Saenger Theatre in 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, October. Nelson is still smoking at 83, hauling Trigger and its holy body from coast (504) 587-3663; to coast. But it’s Parton, who turned 70 this year, showing the most staying power of all, self-releasing her 43rd studio album • Tickets $42-$82 plus fees (Pure & Simple), giving a shout-out to her sizable crossdressing contingent (“When I see them, instead of ‘Jolene,’ I do ‘Drag Queen’”) and joking with Jimmy Kimmel about her sculpted figure: “I’m a self-made woman, and I’ve got the doctor bills to prove it.” The line echoes a rich one that might be etched on her tombstone, many, many years from now: “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap.” — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS


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FILM FESTIVALS New Orleans Palestinian Film Festival. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; — Films explore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the Palestinian perspective. Thursday-Saturday. Zeitgeist 30th Anniversary Celebration. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www. — The indie theater celebrates its anniversary with screenings (Nov. 25-30) of rare and experimental films including The Fatboy Chronicles, Dionysus in 69 and more, plus live music to accompany some films. Tuesday-Wednesday.

OPENING THIS WEEKEND The Love Witch — The tribute to ’60s Technicolor pulp thrillers features a vampy maven’s sex magic. Broad A Man Called Ove — Curmudgeonly Ove accidentally befriends his neighbors in this Swedish black comedy. Broad

NOW SHOWING Allied (R) — This World War II romance with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard was rumored to have a hand in the Brangelina breakup. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner, Canal Place Almost Christmas (PG-13) — A patriarch beckons his bickering family home in this chillingly true-to-life comedy. West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner, Canal Place Arrival (PG-13) — A linguist (Amy Adams) learns to speak alien. West Bank, Broad, Kenner, Canal Place Bad Santa 2 (R) — The dregs of sequelmania. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (R) — Ang Lee’s movie about an Iraq vet is shot in a new ultra-HD format capturing 120 frames per second — typical movies have 24. West Bank, Canal Place Bleed for This (R) — Miles Teller takes a swing in the Vinny Pazienza boxing biopic. West Bank, Kenner, Canal Place Doctor Strange (PG-13) — “Fast hands” Benedict Cumberbatch is a surgeon-turned-sorcerer in the ever-expanding Marvel universe. West Bank, Kenner, Canal Place The Edge of Seventeen (R) — Teen Nadine struggles onscreen in the John Hughes vein. West Bank, Kenner

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13) — Open your wallets, devoted fans, for this tangentially related Harry Potter tale. West Bank, Broad, Chalmette, Kenner, Canal Place Hacksaw Ridge (R) — Mel Gibson directs Andrew Garfield as World War II pacifist/ veteran Desmond T. Doss. West Bank, Kenner, Canal Place Hurricane on the Bayou — Director Greg MacGillivray explores Hurricane Katrina and Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands. Entergy Giant Screen Loving (PG-13) — The drama tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, whose interracial marriage was the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. Canal Place Moana (PG) — Disney’s modernized princess musical features Moana, the daughter of a South Pacific chieftain. Clearview, Elmwood, West Bank, Broad, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell Moonlight (R) — Critics have high praise for this movie, in which a young African-American man comes of age. West Bank, Broad, Canal Place Rules Don’t Apply (PG-13) — An allstar supporting cast (Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick) carries this comedy about two religious conservatives in Howard Hughes’ employ. West Bank, Kenner, Canal Place Secret Ocean 3D (NR) — Filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau explores the ocean’s food chain from phytoplankton to the largest whales. Entergy Giant Screen She Loves Me — Two perfume clerks are unwitting pen pals in this musical. Elmwood, West Bank Trolls (PG) — Plastic figurines live an eternal bad hair day. West Bank, Chalmette, Kenner Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween (PG-13) — Madea: Arbor Day has entered pre-production. West Bank Wild Cats 3D (NR) — Big kitties roam the African plains and Victoria Falls. Entergy Giant Screen

SPECIAL SCREENINGS Breakfast at Tiffany’s (G) — You mustn’t give your heart to a wild thing. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Elmwood, Slidell, Regal Desierto — Immigrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border encounter a racist vigilante. (Too real.) Chalmette The General — The Civil War-set comedy is part of a Buster Keaton retrospective. 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday. Chalmette

Home Alone (PG) — According to unsubstantiated internet rumor, the iconic image of Kevin slapping his cheeks (“Ahhhhh!”) is based on Munch’s “The Scream.” 6:30 p.m. Friday (Spanish Plaza) and 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Mahalia Jackson Theater, with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra) It’s a Wonderful Life — Classic film’s most heartwarming suicide attempt. 7 p.m. Thursday. American Italian Cultural Center (537 S. Peters St.) La Jetee — DJ DMFX provides a live score for the black-and-white film school staple. 9 p.m. Wednesday. Bar Redux La Nana — Chilean social issues are examined through the lens of a housekeeper’s life. 7 p.m. Monday. Cafe Istanbul Meet Me in St. Louis — The Judy Garland musical chronicles a year in the life of four sisters. 10 a.m. Sunday. Prytania The Metropolitan Opera: The Magic Flute — James Levine conducts Mozart’s opera. 12:55 p.m. Saturday. Elmwood, Regal Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (PG) — Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, but as anime. Midnight Friday-Saturday, 10 p.m. Sunday. Prytania Rhapsody in Blue — Robert Alda plays composer George Gershwin in this melancholy 1945 biopic. 10 a.m. Wednesday. Prytania RiffTrax Holiday Special Double Feature — Mystery Science Theater 3000 writers shred holiday films, with a cameo by Weird Al. 7 p.m. Thursday. Elmwood, Slidell, Regal, Canal Place Silk Screen — Local gore auteurs Terror Optics offer up fresh blood. 10 p.m. Saturday. Prytania Spirited Away — The celebrated anime broke Titanic’s record at the Japanese box office. Noon Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday. Elmwood, West Bank This Is Spinal Tap — Put it up to 11. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday. Black Label Icehouse (3000 Dryades St.)







A Man Called Ove

BLEAK REALISM LONG HAS CHARACTERIZED THE CINEMA OF SWEDEN, from • Opens Dec. 2 the art-house classics of Ingmar Bergman • The Broad Theater (The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries) to • 636 N. Carrollton Ave. more recent, noirish crime stories including The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Sweden’s • (504) 218-1008 official entry to next year’s Academy • Awards and winner of several recent film festival awards, A Man Called Ove comes COURTESY MUSIC BOX FILMS on like the antidote to decades of emotional austerity. It’s as much a feel-good movie as can be wrung from a story about a depressed and bitter old man near the end of a seemingly unfulfilled life. Writer-director Hannes Holm’s film is based on the unlikely international bestselling novel of the same name by Swedish author Fredrik Backman. Its protagonist is a cranky old codger with a hidden heart of gold, which surely ranks among the film world’s worst cliches. Throw in some comically botched suicide attempts and repeated visits to his beloved wife’s grave for heart-to-heart chats and you’ve got the makings of an unwatchable wreck — beloved bestselling novel or not. But A Man Called Ove has surprises in store. The familiar story of an old man raging at the modern world gradually gives way to a moving tale of an atypical life told entirely in flashback. The artful way the story unfolds over the course of two hours is what makes the film so affecting. It’s essentially a love story — and a bit of a tearjerker — but it’s all intended to spotlight the simple truth that each of us possesses a secret history that makes us who we are — and how it can take a lifetime to make sense of it all. A story this personal isn’t going anywhere without heartfelt performances. Celebrated Swedish actor Rolf Lassgard brings some much-needed authenticity to the present-day Ove. Though not a comic actor, he handles the film’s gentle humor gracefully. Bahar Pars, an Iranian-born Swede and successful filmmaker in her own right, hits the high notes as the immigrant neighbor who begins to pull Ove out of his shell. As Ove’s free-spirited wife Sonja in the flashback sequences, Ida Engvoll leaves an indelible mark on the film despite limited screen time. The story of Ove’s and Sonja’s marriage may seem unlikely given the characters’ opposite personalities. But their logic-defying union rings true and may be key to the novel’s unexpected success. The hazards of adapting literature to the screen become apparent late in the film as Holm tries to cram too much into a small cinematic space. A brief subplot about a young gay man who’s disowned by his father and turns to Ove for help may demonstrate Ove’s rapidly expanding worldview, but it also seems tacked on and trite. There may not be anything innovative or new about A Man Called Ove, but that doesn’t keep the film from packing an emotional punch. It’s the kind of story that makes it easier to approach the most difficult people in your life with renewed understanding — even empathy. That’s a timely lesson to take as the holiday season arrives, especially in this divisive election year. — KEN KORMAN




“A hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.” — New York Times



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“A deeply personal and visually mesmerizing drama that just might be the year's best movie.” — Newsday


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HAPPENINGS Julia Street art walk. New Orleans Arts District, Galleries on Julia and Camp streets and St. Charles Avenue — Galleries in the Warehouse District host free openings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

OPENING Academy Gallery. 5256 Magazine St., (504) 899-8111; — “Miniature Exhibition,” group show of small paintings and sculpture; opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Arthur Roger Gallery. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery. com — Exhibition by gallery artists; opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Brand New Orleans Art Gallery. 646 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 251-2695; www. — “Angels Collection,” new work by Ramon Reyes; opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Carol Robinson Gallery. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; — “Annual Christmas Exhibition,” new work by gallery artists; opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. “Finding Our Place,” new work in pastel by Sandra Burshell, through Tuesday. Claire Elizabeth Gallery. 131 Decatur St., (843) 364-6196; — “Southern Exotic,” group exhibition exploring Southern flora and fauna; opening reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The Foundation Gallery. 1109 Royal St., (504) 568-0955; — “Flat File,” group show benefiting Antenna; opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Gallery 600 Julia. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; — “Two for the Show,” new work by Camille Barnes and Steve Bourgeois; opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. LeMieux Galleries. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; — “Louisiana Living,” hyper-realist Louisiana

scenes by Shirley Rabe Masinter; “Circles of Prayer,” colored pencil drawings by Mary Lee Eggert; opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. “Louisiana,” paintings of New Orleans area scenes by Diego Larguia, through Wednesday. New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio. 727 Magazine St., (504) 5297277; — Works in sugar and glass by Robert Stern; works in copper enamel by Cathy DeYoung; opening reception 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Glass sculpture of Orion satellite by Robert Stern; Venetian vintage and contemporary glass jewelry by Nicole Anderson; both through Wednesday. Pineapple Gallery. 829 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 626-0028; — “Louisiana Expressions,” new work about Louisiana life by Carol Hallock and Tanya Firmin Dischler; opening reception 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Thursday.

GALLERIES Angela King Gallery. 241 Royal St., (504) 524-8211; — “Peter Max: A Neo-Retro-Kaleido-Spective Exhibition,” retrospective of Peter Max paintings, through Dec. 16. Antenna Gallery. 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; com/antenna — “Dog Hospital,” work about language, sequential imagery and make-believe by Joey Fauerso, through Wednesday. “Absolute Difference,” remixed and processed audio-visual material about interactions with media by Nathan Halverson, through Sunday.

Antieau Gallery. 927 Royal St., (504) 304-0849; — “Illuminated,” new work and installation about seasons by Chris Roberts-Antieau, through Jan. 15, 2017. Anton Haardt Gallery. 2858 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; www.antonart. com — Selected folk art by Mose Tolliver, Jimmie Sudduth, Mary T. Smith and Sybil Gibson, ongoing. Ariodante Gallery. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233; — New work by Myra Williamson Wirtz; jewelry and metal art by Chester Allen; furniture by Paul Troy; new work by Dana Manly; all through Wednesday. Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico. 901 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 528-3722; — “Identity,” new work by Gustavo Duque, Luisa Restrepo and Belinda Shinshillas, through Dec. 15. Arthur Roger@434. 434 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; — “Blindsight,” mixed-media work by Rob Wynne, through Dec. 24. Barrister’s Gallery. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; www.barristersgallery. com — “Epilogue,” ceramics by Michelle Swafford; “Watching Soap Operas with the Sound Turned Off,” ceramics by Jeffrey Thurston; “Ecosystem,” pen and ink drawings by Ruby Rudnick; all through Sunday. Beata Sasik Gallery. 541 Julia St., (504) 322-5055; — New work by Beata Sasik, ongoing. Berta’s and Mina’s Antiquities Gallery. 4138 Magazine St., (504) 895-6201

The Front. 4100 St. Claude Ave., (504) 301-8654; — “To the Sky,” exploration of funerary practices by Kevin Baer; “AP History,” work about fact and fiction by David Thomas Colannino; “Inher Reflection,” portraits by Vanessa Centeno; all through Sunday. Gallery B. Fos. 3956 Magazine St., (504) 444-2967; — Paintings by Becky Fos, ongoing. Gallery Burguieres. 736 Royal St., (504) 301-1119; www.galleryburguieres. com — Mixed-media work by Ally Burguieres, ongoing.

Gallery Orange. 819 Royal St., (504) 7010857; — “Stone Sober,” new work by South African artist Kurt Pio, ongoing. Good Children Gallery. 4037 St. Claude Ave., (504) 616-7427; — “Cool Down Active,” new work by Brian Guidry, through Sunday. Guy Lyman Fine Art. 3645 Magazine St., (504) 899-4687; www.guylymanfineart. com — “Water Dance,” photographs by Kathy Gamble Walkley, through Dec. 10. Hall-Barnett Gallery. 237 Chartres St., (504) 522-5657; — New work by gallery artists, ongoing. Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery. Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 361-6620; departments/art-gallery — “Perpetual Site,” new work by Ben Diller & Cynthia Giachetti, through Wednesday. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. 400 Julia St., (504) 522-5471; — “Recent Video Works,” videos by Peter Sarkasian; “Here Be Dragons,” mixed-media work by Carmon Colangelo; both through December. M. Francis Gallery. 1228 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 931-1915; — Paintings by Myesha Francis, ongoing. Martin Welch Art Gallery. 223 Dauphine St., (504) 388-4240; — Paintings and mixed-media work by Martin Welch, ongoing. Michalopoulos Gallery. 617 Bienville St., (504) 558-0505; www.michalopoulos. com — Paintings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing.

M.S. Rau Antiques. 630 Royal St., (504) 523-5660; — “Napoleon: General, Emperor, Legend,” Napoleonic art and design, through Jan. 7, 2017. Octavia Art Gallery. 454 Julia St., (504) 309-4249; — “Juxtaposed,” painting and mixed-media by Rubem Robierb, through Saturday. Pamela Marquis Studio. 221 Dauphine St., (504) 615-1752; — New paintings by Pamela Marquis, ongoing. Pelican Bomb Gallery X. 1612 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.; www.pelicanbomb. com — “Of Moving and Being Moved,” video and sound works by Erin Johnson, through Dec. 18. RidgeWalker Glass Gallery. 2818 Rampart St., (504) 957-8075, (504) 450-2839; — Glass, metal sculpture and paintings by Teri Walker and Chad Ridgeway, ongoing. Rodrigue Studio. 721 Royal St., (504) 581-4244; — “Blue Dog for President,” presidential and political portraits by George Rodrigue, through Jan. 8, 2017. Second Story Gallery. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; — “Tales from the Wank,” work by West Bank studio artists including Celeste Liccardi, Daniel Reneau, Erin Bennett and Ron Bennett, through Saturday. Shinebone Gallery. 2241 Valence St. — “Batjuju,” Batman-inspired work by Brent Houzenga, through Dec. 18.

ShiNola Gallery. 1813 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., (504) 223-5732; www.facebook. com/shinolagallery — Rare rock ’n’ roll photography by Sidney Smith, through Wednesday. Exhibition by gallery artists, ongoing. Soren Christensen Gallery. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; — “Promised Land,” Ed Smith solo exhibition of large-scale oil paintings; “Treasure Things,” new work by Audra Kohout; both through Wednesday. The Spielman Gallery. 1332 Washington Ave., (504)-899-7670; — Travel, Hurricane Katrina and Gulf South black-and-white photographs by David Spielman, ongoing. Staple Goods. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; — “Your Endless Pleasure Stop,” photographs of Chengdu, China by Chen Gu, through Jan. 8, 2017. Stella Jones Gallery. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, (504) 568-9050; — “Evolution,” new paintings by Samella Lewis, through Wednesday. Ten Gallery. 4432 Magazine St., (504) 333-1414; — “Dreamlets,” mixed-media prints and drawings and fabric featuring geometric patterns by Sarah Marshall, through Thursday. The Tigermen Den. 3113 Royal St.; www. — “Role Models,” paintings about the feminine subconscious by Rose McBurney, through Jan. 15, 2017. UNO-St. Claude Gallery. 2429 St. Claude Ave., (504) 280-6493;

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— Paintings by Mina Lanzas and Nilo Lanzas, ongoing. Callan Contemporary. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; — “Sublime,” white and grayscale abstract paintings by Udo Noger, through December. Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery. Loyola University, Monroe Library, fourth floor, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 861-5456; — “Marais Press: 20 Years of Collaborations and Migrations,” works made using new and alternative printmaking techniques by Brian Kelly and others, through April 16, 2017. Ellen Macomber Fine Art & Textiles. 1720 St. Charles Ave., (504) 314-9414; — Exhibition by gallery artists, ongoing. Frank Relle Photography. 910 Royal St., (504) 388-7601 — Selections from “Until the Water,” “Nightscapes” and “Nightshade,” night photographs of Louisiana by Frank Relle, ongoing.


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be notoriously crass, but it’s also dynamic and colorful thanks to Hispanic and • Rubem Robierb — Juxtaposed Caribbean influences, which are seen in its art. If older Miami artists evoked the soulful • Octavia Art Gallery, sensibilities of their homelands, more recent 454 Julia St., (504) 309-4249; arrivals like Brazilian native Rubem Robierb often embody a mix of tropical color and global pop culture. His big War-Hol Flowers • Through Dec. 4 painting recalls Andy Warhol’s classic 1960s flower graphics, but it is based on the florid • Vanessa Centeno: patterns made by hollow-point bullets on Inher Reflection impact. Rose Bouquet, a painting of a hand grenade in a floral arrangement, is similarly • The Front, 4100 St. Claude ballistic. Ditto Butterfly II (pictured), a blood Ave., (504) 383-4075; orange butterfly that is actually a bullet picted against a blue background, and Love Changes Everything is a 3-foot-tall sculpture of a bullet with a tip covered in Swarovski crystals. Beautiful but creepy, these colorful, crisply executed works could be seen as glamorizing weaponry, but presumably were intended as critiques of pop culture’s incessant fetishization of violence. Facebook is such a familiar part of everyday life that it’s easy to forget how weird it really is. New Orleans artist Vanessa Centeno is fascinated by its alternative reality aspects, and the fanciful way some people present themselves on Instagram. Centeno is known for her explorations of the nexus of female identity and pop culture, and here an installation of dreamlike images projected on reflective panels represents Instagram as a digital hall of mirrors experience. But it is her photocollages on the walls that effectively turn glamour girl cliches inside out in images where glossy hair, silky skin and glittering jewels become entangled with the more visceral aspects of the body and its orifices. Unexpectedly and eerily beautiful, their surreal physicality and colorful nuances seduce us into confronting the voracious social, physical and emotional neediness that people sometimes experience and that Instagram reflects and glamorizes in seemingly infinite variations. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

Firs, wreaths, garlands, poinsettias & more! edu — “Cut Tear Burn Sew,” photographs and photographic experiments by Valerie Corradetti, Maria Levitsky and Jeffrey Rinehart, through Dec. 11. Vieux Carre Gallery. 507 St. Ann St., (504) 522-2900; — New work by Sarah Stiehl, ongoing.


Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center. 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; — “International Art Exhibition,” group show of international contemporary art, ongoing.

SPARE SPACES Artisan Bar & Cafe. 2512 St. Claude Ave., (504) 510-4340 — “All Together Now,” new work by local artists Curtis Casados, Eli Casados, A. Monica da Silva, Andy J. Forest and Glinda Schafer, through Wednesday. Bar Redux. 801 Poland Ave., (504) 5927083; — “Hiraeth,” group exhibition curated by Samantha Mullen, through Tuesday. The Building 1427. 1427 Oretha Castle

MUSEUMS Abita Springs Museum & Trailhead. Tammany Trace, Abita Springs, (985) 8923597 — “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” Smithsonian exhibition about sports, through Jan. 1, 2017. Ashe Cultural Arts Center. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www. — “Art Is the Driving Force,” contemporary works curated by Louise Mouton-Johnson, through Dec. 30. Contemporary Arts Center. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www. — “The Clock,” 24-hour video collage of clocks from the history of cinema by Christian Marclay, through Sunday. The Historic New Orleans Collection. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www. — “Clarence John Laughlin and his Contemporaries: A Picture and a Thousand Words,” photographs and writings by the 20th-century photographer, through March 25, 2017, and more. Louisiana Children’s Museum. 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; — Historic French Quarter life and architecture exhibit by The Historic New Orleans Collection, ongoing. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo. 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm. — “Louisiana: A Medley of Cultures,” art and display exploring Louisiana’s Native American, African and European influences, ongoing. Louisiana State Museum Presbytere. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm. — “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy,” Carnival costume designs by Helen Clark Warren and John C. Scheffler, through Sunday. “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond,” interactive displays and artifacts, and more. National World War II Museum. 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www.

ART — “Tom Lea: LIFE and World War II,” paintings and illustrations by the war correspondent, through December. New Orleans Museum of Art. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — “Kenneth Josephson: Photography Is,” work by the 20th-century American photographer; “Something in the Way: A Brief History of Photography and Obstruction,” photographs with obstructing elements; both through Jan. 1, 2017. “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection,” and more. Newcomb Art Museum. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Newcomb Place, (504) 314-2406; — “Marking the Infinite,” contemporary women’s art from Aboriginal Australia, through Dec. 30. Ogden Museum of Southern Art. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; — “Art of the Cup and Teapot Spotlight,” new work by Southern ceramicists, through Dec. 6. “Mississippi History,” Southern color portraits by Maude Schuyler Clay, through Jan. 15, 2017. “Simon Gunning and the Southern Louisiana Landscape,” paintings by the Australian-born artist, through Feb. 5, 2017, and more. Old U.S. Mint. 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; — “Time Takes a Toll,” conserved instruments featuring Fats Domino’s piano, through December.

CALL FOR ARTISTS Jazz Fest craft vendors. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival seeks craft vendors for its Congo Square African Marketplace, Contemporary Crafts and Louisiana Marketplace areas. Visit www. for details. LEH Humanities Awards. The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities seeks nominations for its annual Humanities Awards in several categories, including documentary photography, humanities book of the year and more. Visit www.leh. org for details. Magazine Street Art Market call for vendors. The organization seeks jewelry, costume and arts and crafts vendors for its weekend markets. Email for details. #PutYourStampOnLoving. The New Orleans Loving Festival seeks stamp designs commemorating the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision. Visit www.charitablefilmnetwork.submittable. com/submit for details. Utility box street gallery artists. Community Visions Unlimited seeks artists to paint public utility boxes around the city. Visit or email cvunola@ for details.




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Interludes: A New (Orleans) Play. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 9401130; — In Claire Christine Sargenti’s solo show, the actress portrays 12 characters in a story set in New Orleans. Tickets $20. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Jambalaya: The Musical. The Orpheum Theater, 129 University Place, (504) 2744871; — Creator Nancy Greg’s show is a coming-of-age tale set in Louisiana. Tickets $24.95$64.95. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. The Lion in Winter. Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 2525 Burgundy St. — See ’Em on Stage presents James Goldman’s play about the Plantagenet family’s power struggles. Visit www.seosaproductioncompany. com for details. Tickets $25-$30. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Over the River and Through the Woods. Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, (985) 641-0324; — An Italian-American family conspires to keep its eldest son from leaving the nest in this comedy. Tickets $16.50, students $8.25. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Rainbolt Cypher. Art Klub, 1941 Arts St., (504) 943-6565; — Nari Tomassetti’s immersive show is a journey through the life of glamorous rock star Rainbolt Cypher. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Steel Poinsettias. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; www. — Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman and Sean Patterson star in the spoof of holiday-themed revues. Tickets $30. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged). Teatro Wego!, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, (504) 885-2000; www.jpas. org — Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents the holiday-themed comedy in which three actors scramble to play several roles. Tickets $25-$30. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

CABARET, BURLESQUE & VARIETY American Mess. Barcadia, 601 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 335-1740; — Katie East hosts local and touring comedians alongside burlesque performances. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bayou Blues Burlesque. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 758-5590; — Oops the Clown presents the burlesque show. Cherry Brown is the guest star. 11 p.m. Friday.

Blind Tiger Burlesque. BMC, 1331 Decatur St. — Xena Zeit-Geist produces the burlesque show with live music by the Dapper Dandies. Free admission. 10 p.m. Thursday. The Blue Book Cabaret. Bourbon Pub and Parade, 801 Bourbon St., (504) 5292107; — Bella Blue and a rotating cast including Nikki LeVillain, Cherry Brown and Ben Wisdom perform classic and contemporary burlesque and drag. Visit for details. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Saturday. Burgundy Burlesque. The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar, 931 Canal St., (504) 5225400; — Trixie Minx leads a weekly burlesque performance featuring live jazz. Free admission; reserved table $10. 9 p.m. Friday. Burlesque Boozy Brunch. SoBou, 310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095; www. — A burlesque performance by Bella Blue and friends accompanies brunch service. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. A Christmas Tradition. Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 640-0333; — The variety show includes holiday skits, caroling and singalongs. Tickets $17.50$22.50. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Comic Strip. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www.siberianola. com — Chris Lane hosts the open-mic comedy show with burlesque interludes. Admission $5. 9:30 p.m. Monday. Dreamland Burlesque in Exile. Bar Redux, 801 Poland Ave., (504) 592-7083; — Grand Mafun hosts the neo-classical burlesque and boylesque show. 10 p.m. Saturday. Monday’s a Drag. House of Blues, Big Mama’s Lounge, 229 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; neworleans — Nicole Lynn Foxx hosts local drag performers. Free admission. 8 p.m. Monday. The Original Classy Broad vs. The Exes. Bar Redux, 801 Poland Ave., (504) 592-7083; — Alison Logan shares comedic stories about ex-boyfriends in a cabaret and variety show. Admission $5. 8 p.m. Sunday. Talk Nerdy to Me. Dragon’s Den (upstairs), 435 Esplanade Ave., (504) 9405546; — The weekly sci-fi-themed revue features burlesque performers, comedians and sideshow acts. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. A Vintage Christmas. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; www. — In a holiday variety show, the museum’s Victory Belles singing group presents retro Christmas music and Tom Hook portrays Burl Ives. Tickets $24-$64. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. Whiskey & Rhinestones. Gravier Street Social, 523 Gravier St., (504) 941-7629;

STAGE GROUNDED, A ONE-WOMAN PLAY BY GEORGE BRANT, opens with a nameless fighter pilot (Kerry Cahill) exhilarated by the power and speed she experiences flying an F-16 jet. Her opening monologue resembles an epic Greek poem glorifing war. “This was who I was now — who I’d become through sweat and brains and guts. This is me. It’s more than a suit. It’s the speed. It’s the G-force pressing you back as you tear the sky. It’s the ride. My Tiger. My gal who cradles me, lifts me up. It’s more. It’s the respect. It’s the danger. It’s more. It’s you are the blue. You are alone in the vastness and you are the blue astronauts …” Her million-dollar Air Force training taught her to launch missiles and be miles away before they hit the target. It is easy to put the destruction out of mind. Cahill gives a riveting solo performance, demonstrating how quickly that bravado ends when she is reassigned to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), • Dec. 1-3 a drone, while seated at a desk • 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday in front of a computer screen. • Lower Depths Theatre, Loyola UniShe calls her new post the “Chair Force.” With the “threat versity, Louis J. Roussel Performance of death” eliminated, the pilot Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., should feel carefree, but instead (504) 522-6545; she becomes increasingly uneasy while stalking her targets for hours on end. Presented by Southern Rep in Loyola University’s appropriately named Lower Depths Theatre, the work draws the audience with her as she emotionally spirals down into the abyss. “The screen becomes your world,” she says. The pilot, a new mother and wife, returns to her Nevada home each night, the two sides of her life in stark contrast. The military forbids sharing details of her work with her husband, a blackjack dealer in a casino. Cahill’s film credits include Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans and Free State of Jones, but she’s got a personal connection to the content in Grounded. She grew up an army brat in small towns in Montana, Oregon and Texas and is a national spokeswoman for AMVETS, a national veterans service organization. She is familiar with the literal and emotional landscape of military life and is capable of embodying the degeneration of a pilot no longer able to compartmentalize her work. Through 80 intense and uninterrupted minutes, she shows the strain of switching from cold-hearted warrior to emotionally available wife and mother. Trudging from home to the base and back, she becomes increasingly angry and withdrawn. Grounded is not easy to watch, because the audience comes to experience the missions’ predatory nature, not just the warrior’s bravery. On a bare stage, a metal frame symbolizes both a plane and a doorway, leaving the pilot alone to confront her actions. She begins to fuse her targets in the desert with her loved ones in the Nevada suburb. Directed by Larissa Lury, Grounded is a compelling, important and uncomfortable work that leaves the audience searching for answers. — MARY RICKARD

Grounded — Bella Blue hosts a burlesque show. Visit for details. Tickets $10. 9 p.m. Thursday.

DANCE The Nutcracker Suite. Tulane University, Dixon Hall, (504) 865-5105; — New Orleans Ballet Association presents the classic holiday ballet. Visit for details. Tickets $15, children $10. 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Nutcracker. Jesuit High School Auditorium, 4133 Banks St., (504) 486-6631; — Lelia Haller Ballet Classique and Ballet Louisiane present the holiday ballet. Visit for details. Tickets $25, children $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

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PAGE 51 — Storytellers and comedians come together for a monthly showcase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. Bear with Me. Twelve Mile Limit, 500 S. Telemachus St., (504) 488-8114; www. — Julie Mitchell and Laura Sanders host an openmic comedy show. Sign-up at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Monday. Brown Improv. Waloo’s, 1300 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-6474; — New Orleans’ longest-running comedy group performs. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Cat Mafia Comedy. Tulane University, Lupin Theatre, 16 Newcomb Place, (504) 865-5106; theatre-dance — The sketch comedy group’s show is “A Hot Young Joe Biden.” Free admission. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Chris & Tami. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www. — Chris Trew and Tami Nelson perform improv weekly. 9:30 p.m Wednesday. Close Me Out. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; — Local storytellers recount inebriated adventures. Andrew Healan hosts. 8 p.m. Saturday. Comedy Beast. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; — Massive Fraud presents stand-up comedy. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Comedy Catastrophe. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 9492009; — Cassidy Henehan hosts a stand-up show. 10 p.m. Tuesday. Comedy Cup. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 2221 St. Claude Ave., (504) 917-9073; — Area comedians perform at the open mic. 7 p.m. Saturday. Comedy F—k Yeah. Dragon’s Den (upstairs), 435 Esplanade Ave., (504) 940-5546; — Vincent Zambon and Mary-Devon Dupuy host a stand-up show. 8:30 p.m. Friday. Comedy Gold. House of Blues, Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; — Leon Blanda hosts a stand-up showcase of local and traveling comics. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Comedy Gumbeaux. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www. — Frederick “RedBean” Plunkett hosts a stand-up show. 8 p.m. Thursday. Dean’s List. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; — Kaitlin Marone, Margee Green and Cyrus Cooper perform improv. 8 p.m. Wednesday. The Franchise. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www. — The New Movement’s improv troupes perform. 9 p.m. Friday. Go Ahead. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; — Kaitlin Marone and Shawn Dugas host a short lineup of alternative comics. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Hot Sauce. Voodoo Mystere Lounge, 718 N. Rampart St., (504) 304-1568 — Vincent Zambon and Leon Blanda host a comedy showcase. 8 p.m. Thursday.

John Cleese and Eric Idle. Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., (504) 2870351; — The British comedians perform. Tickets $59.50$99.50. 8 p.m. Saturday. Knockout. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www. — Two comedy acts compete to win an audience vote. 9:30 p.m. Monday. Local Uproar. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 758-5590; www. — Paul Oswell and Benjamin Hoffman host a comedy showcase with free food and ice cream. 8 p.m. Saturday. The Megaphone Show. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www.newmovementtheater. com — Improv comics take inspiration from a local celebrity’s true story. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Mothership. The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www. — The New Movement presents a monthly sketch comedy show. 9 p.m. Thursday. Night Church. Sidney’s Saloon, 1200 St. Bernard Ave., (504) 947-2379; — Benjamin Hoffman and Paul Oswell host a stand-up show, and there’s free ice cream. 8:30 p.m. Thursday. NOLA Comedy Hour. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; www. — Duncan Pace hosts an open mic. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Sunday. The Spontaneous Show. Bar Redux, 801 Poland Ave., (504) 592-7083; — Young Funny comedians host the comedy show and open mic. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tuesday. Stand Up or Shut Up. Black Label Icehouse, 3000 Dryades St., (504) 875-2876; — Garrett Cousino hosts an open mic. 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Think You’re Funny?. Carrollton Station Bar and Music Club, 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; — Brothers Cassidy and Mickey Henehan host an open mic. Sign-up at 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

CALL FOR THEATER A Few Good Men. 30 by 90 Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville, (844) 843-3090; — The company seeks male actors of various ages and one female actor for a February production of the play. Actors will do a cold reading from the script. Bring a headshot. Email 30byninetyauditions@gmail. com to register. Tekrema Dance Theatre. The theater, which celebrates Louisiana’s black dancetraditions, hosts auditions for semi-professional adult and young dancers ages 15-17. Email tekremacenter@ for details.



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TUESDAY 29 Dinner with a Curator. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; — Tom Czekanski presents “Beyond the Call of Duty: Medal of Honor Recipients From the Defense of Pearl Harbor” at a four-course dinner with drink pairings. Tickets $56.99. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Every Child Ready to Read. Norman Mayer Branch Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 596-3100; www. — The workshop teaches parents about prepping pre-kindergarten children for success in school. 5:30 p.m. Teachers & Educators Happy Hour. Music Box Village, 4557 N. Rampart St. — Educators meet to explore the Music Box Village and learn how their schools can sign up for its education programs. Drinks are served. RSVP required, email for details. Free admission. 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 30 The Barman’s Fund Fall Social. The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar, 931 Canal St., (504) 522-5400; www.thesainthotelneworleans. com — There’s live music, food and drink specials at the cocktail party and fundraiser, which benefits Second Harvest Food Bank, Raintree Children & Family Services and Metropolitan Center for Women and Children. 9 p.m. Big Easy Toasters Open House. New Orleans City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., (504) 658-4000; — The local chapter of Toastmasters hosts an open house and networking event in room BW04. Noon. Come Write In. Central City Library, Mahalia Jackson Center, building C, room 235, 2405 Jackson Ave., (504) 596-3110; — Teens and adults participating in National Novel Writing Month meet to finish individual projects. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Common Praxis. Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet St., (504) 900-1180; www. — Professionals of color meet for an informal happy hour in the hotel lobby. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 9p.m. New Orleans and Its Impossible Location: Floods, Levees, Drainage. New Orleans Public Library, Robert E. Smith branch, 6301 Canal Blvd., (504) 5962638; — Gerald Bodet’s lecture covers Gulf coast infrastructure issues. 6 p.m.

THURSDAY 1 Get Fired Up for Kingsley House. Kingsley House, 1600 Constance St., (504) 523-6221; — There are food trucks, craft beer and

auctions at the fundraiser; Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers perform. Free admission with a business card. Donations accepted. 6:30 p.m. Italian Language Meetup. American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters St., (504) 522-7294; — Aspiring Italian speakers meet to practice conversational skills. 6 p.m. VSNO Social Run. Varsity Sports, 3450 Magazine St., (504) 899-4144; www. — Runners meet for a 3- to 6-mile run, followed by a social hour. 6 p.m.

FRIDAY 2 Camel Toe Lady Steppers Toe-Down. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., (504) 569-8361; — Boyfriend, Tank & the Bangas and Fleur de Tease provide entertainment at the gala, which benefits Roots of Music. Visit www. for details. Advance tickets $15, door $20. 9 p.m. Celebration in the Oaks. New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 488-2896 — The annual holiday festival draws more than 165,000 people to see light displays in the park’s botanical garden. There are amusement rides and seasonal treats. Admission $8. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Christmas Extravaganza Arts & Crafts Expo. St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds, 1304 N. Columbia St., Covington — Vendors from 20 states sell their wares at 500 booths during the three-day gifts and arts and crafts expo. There also are more than 20 food booths and a kids’ area. Admission $5, kids free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. First Fridays on the Boulevard. Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard — Restaurants, music venues and businesses along the boulevard offer discounts and stay open late for special events the first Friday of the month. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sounds of the Season. Private residence — There’s seasonal music, caroling and refreshments at a fundraiser for Clearwater Sanctuary and Women’s Center for Healing and Transformation. Visit www. for details. Tickets $25-$30. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY 3 Algiers Bonfire and Concert. Algiers Ferry Landing, 200 Morgan St., Algiers — Food trucks convene at the holiday bonfire, and Bag of Donuts plays. Free admission. 5:30 p.m. Art Against Aids. Club XLIV and Encore at Champions Square, 1500 Girod St., (504) 587-3663 — NO/AIDS Task Force’s annual black-tie gala features a performance by Michael Walters as Dame Edna,


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art auctions and more. Visit for details. Tickets $100. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Battle of the Bands. Castillo Blanco, 4321 St. Claude Ave., (504) 301-8201; www. — Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Noisician Coalition play at the benefit for special needs drumming krewe STOMP Troopers and NOLArts Learning Center. There also are food trucks, a pinata and raffles. 8 p.m. Bibby Gumbo Book Club. East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd., (504) 596-2646; — The parent-baby book club includes crafts and interactive games. 11 a.m. Covington Art Market. Covington Trailhead, 419 N. Hampshire St., Covington — The market features a variety of work from local and regional artists, including jewelry, crafts, photography, paintings and more. Visit www. for details. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Festival of Trees Family Fun Day. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; — The holiday pajama party for kids features a morning brunch with Mr. Bingle from 10 a.m. to noon, cookie decorating, family photos, a scavenger hunt, ornament making and more. Brunch tickets $20, daytime admission $15. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Home for the Holidays. Baldwin Subaru, 1730 N. Highway 190, Covington, (888) 445-7728; — The dealership hosts a fee-waived dog and cat adoption event. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. John Magill. The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; — The historian discusses Christmas on Canal Street through the decades. Free admission. 10:30 a.m. Krewe of Jingle Parade. Central Business District — The winter- and Christmas-themed parade rolls. 1 p.m. La Marche de Fetes. Bayou St. John at Orleans Avenue and N. Jefferson Davis Parkway — A holiday market has art vendors, book signings, seasonal treats and a chance to meet Papa Noel. Proceeds benefit Pitot House. Admission $5. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Louisiana Renaissance Festival. 46468 River Road, Hammond — The Renaissance village features craft and food vendors, jousting, falconry, juggling, bagpipes, belly dancing, puppetry, costume contests and more. Admission $20, children $11. 9:45 a.m. to dusk Saturday-Sunday. Open Studio. Mini Art Center, 341 Seguin St., Algiers, (504) 510-4747; www. — Kids use recycled materials, paint and paper to create their own sketchbooks. Admission $5. Noon to 5 p.m. SBVFC Christmas Fundraiser. Maumus Center, 721 Friscoville Ave., Arabi — At a luncheon, fashion show and raffle, St. Bernard Volunteers for Family and Community distributes four $1,000 scholarships. Contact Shirley Pechon at (504) 250-3641 for details. Tickets $20. Teddy Bear Tea. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; — There’s food, sweet treats, tea and performances by the Victory Belles at this family-friendly holiday tea. Tickets $59. 10 a.m. Teen Council Family Bike Ride. Andrew “Pete” Sanchez Community Center, 1616 Caffin Ave. — Teens and their families


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Adult Coloring. New Orleans Public Library, Robert E. Smith branch, 6301 Canal Blvd., (504) 596-2638; www.nolalibrary. org — Adults gather to color, decorate frames and enjoy wine. Bring art supplies and a beverage. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Dream Caravan. Arts Estuary 1024, 1024 Elysian Fields Ave. — A festival celebrating dreams includes dream interpretation workshops, poetry readings, Reiki massage, tarot readings and more. Visit www.thedreamcaravan. com for details. Tickets start at $22. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Party under the Marquee. Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., (504) 528-9569; www. — The theater hosts a tailgating party for New Orleans Saints home games with drink specials, food trucks and live entertainment. Free admission, VIP $30. 9 a.m. Pictures with Santa. Create a Cig, 3405 Williams Blvd., Suite 1, Kenner, (504) 3056550; — Kids who bring a toy donation may take a free picture with Santa. There’s also face painting. Noon to 5 p.m.

MONDAY 5 Galatoire Foundation Christmas Auction. Galatoire’s Restaurant, 209 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2021; www.galatoires. com — Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served at the auction benefiting The Edible Schoolyard and The Good Shepherd School. Contact contact Christi Broussard at (504) 525-6022 to reserve paddles. Admission per couple $50. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. How to Raise a Mensch II. Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Center, 3747 Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 8970143; — Mercy Family Center psychiatry director Mark Sands leads a parenting class. Admission $10. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Overcoming Regulation in Libation Creation. Urban South Brewery, 1645 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 517-4677; — Alex Ignatiev, Gus Haik and Jacob Landry are the panelists at a discussion of alcohol regulations. RSVP required, suggested donation $5. 6:30 p.m.

FARMERS MARKETS Covington Farmers Market. Covington Trailhead, 419 N. Hampshire St., Covington — The Northshore market offers local produce, meat, seafood, breads, prepared foods, plants and music. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Crescent City Farmers Market. Citywide — The market offers fresh produce, prepared foods, flowers and plants at locations citywide, including Tulane University Square (200 Broadway St.) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday; French Market 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; the American Can Apartments (3700 Orleans Ave.) 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and in the Central Business District (at 750 Carondelet St.) 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. CRISP Farms Market. CRISP Farms Market, 1330 France St.; www.facebook.

com/crispfarms — The urban farm offers greens, produce, herbs and seedlings. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. French Market. French Market, corner of Gov. Nicholls Street and French Market Place, (504) 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — The historic French Quarter market offers local produce, seafood, herbs, baked goods, coffee and prepared foods. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. German Coast Farmers Market. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit for details. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Gretna Farmers Market. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, (504) 361-1822 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 25 vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, honey and flowers. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Grow Dat Farm Stand. Grow Dat Youth Farm, New Orleans City Park, 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, (504) 377-8395; — Grow Dat Youth Farm sells its produce. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Hollygrove Market. Hollygrove Market & Farm, 8301 Olive St., (504) 483-7037 — The urban farm operates a daily fresh market. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. MarcheCreole Market. ArtEgg Studios, 1001 S. Broad St., (504) 822-4002 — The market offers produce, locally made art and cultural goods. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St., Algiers, (504) 362-0708; — Produce and seafood are available for purchase. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. ReFresh Project Community Garden Farmers Market. ReFresh Project, 300 N. Broad St.; — The weekly market offers local produce, kimchi, cocoa, fruit leather, pesto and salad dressing. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Rivertown Farmers Market. Rivertown, 400 block of Williams Boulevard, Kenner, (504) 468-7231; www.kenner. — The market features fruits, vegetables, dairy products, preserves and cooking demonstrations. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Sankofa Mobile Market. Lower 9th Ward Community Center, 5234 N. Claiborne Ave. — The Sankofa market truck offers seasonal produce from the Sankofa Garden. 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday. The truck also stops at 6322 St. Claude Ave. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Vietnamese Farmers Market. Vietnamese Farmers Market, 14401 Alcee Fortier Blvd. — Fresh produce, baked goods and live poultry are available at this early morning market. 5 a.m. Saturday. Saturdays. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego, (504) 341-9083; www.cityofwestwego. com/content/westwego-farmers-market — The monthly West Bank market offers produce, eggs, pickles, baked goods, art, live music and pony rides. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.



A Life in Jazz release

SPORTS New Orleans Pelicans. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; — The New Orleans Pelicans play the Los Angeles Lakers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles Clippers at 7 p.m. Friday and the Memphis Grizzlies at 7 p.m. Monday. New Orleans Saints. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., (504) 5873663; — The New Orleans Saints play the Detroit Lions. Noon Sunday.

WORDS Andrea Panzeca. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266; www.gardendistrictbookshop. com — The poet presents her chapbook Rusted Bells and Daisy Baskets. 6 p.m. Monday. Bill Lascher. Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., (504) 388-0511; — Octavia Books presents the author of Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and Their Epic Escape Across the Pacific. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Bryan Borland. Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; www. — The poet headlines a reading by area LGBTQ writers. 7 p.m. Thursday. Elizabeth Gross. Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www. — A release party celebrates the poet’s chapbook

Dear Escape Artist. Anya Groner and Carlus Henderson also read. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Five Authors, One Library. Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2675; www. — Poets Terra Durio, Sam Gordon, Deb Jannerson, Geoff Munsterman and Andrea Panzeca read. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. A Life in Jazz by Danny Barker. The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — Journalist Gwen Thompkins hosts a launch party for a new edition of the jazz musician’s autobiography. There are live interviews and musical performances. 6 p.m. Thursday. Nicholas Mainieri. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., (504) 525-5169; www. — The author of The Infinite reads and tends bar at Media Night. 6 p.m. Thursday. Paula Mejia. Euclid Records, 3301 Chartres St., (504) 947-4348; www.euclidnola. com — The music journalist discusses her writing on The Jesus and Mary Chain’s Psychocandy. 5 p.m. Friday. Rien Fertel. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; — The author and historian discusses and signs his book The One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke, and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog. 7 p.m. Thursday. Rift Valley Comic Release Salon and Party. St. Mary Majaks, 918 St. Mary St. — Author/illustrator Sam Jackson speaks at a release party for his graphic novel Rift

Valley. There are musical performances and drinks. 6 p.m. Saturday. Santa Saturday. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266; — New Orleans writers Dalt Wonk and Allain C. Andry III present children’s books, and Santa receives visitors. 10 a.m. Saturday.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Amazing Acro-Cats. Volunteers are needed to assist with several tasks related to The Amazing Acro-Cats performance, including set-up and ticketing. Email for details. American Cancer Society. The society seeks volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient service programs. Visit or call (504) 219-2200. Arc of Greater New Orleans. The organization for people with intellectual disabilities seeks donations of Mardi Gras beads, volunteers to help sort beads and volunteers for Arc farm duties. Visit for details and drop-off locations. Bayou Rebirth Wetlands Education. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www. 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; training and support are provided. Call (504) 522-1962 or email info@ The Creativity Collective. The organization seeks artists, entrepreneurs, parents and teens to help with upcoming projects and events, including maintaining a creative resource directory and organizing charity bar crawls. Visit or call (916) 206-1659. Crescent City Farmers Market. CCFM and seek volunteers to field shoppers’ questions, assist seniors, help with children’s activities and more. Call (504) 495-1459 or email latifia@ Dress for Success New Orleans. The program for women entering the workplace seeks volunteers to manage inventory, help clients and share their expertise. Call (504) 891-4337 or email neworleans@ Each One Save One. Greater New Orleans’ largest one-on-one mentoring program seeks volunteer mentors. Visit www. Edgar Degas Foundation. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to foundation development. Call (504) 821-5009 or email Edible Schoolyard. Edible Schoolyard seeks community volunteers and interns to assist in kitchen and garden classes and to help in school gardens. Visit or email First Tee of Greater New Orleans. The organization seeks volunteers to serve as mentors and coaches to kids and teens through its golf program. Visit www. PAGE 59

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JAZZ FANS MAY KNOW DANNY BARKER for his work with Cab Calloway or for training a generation of New Orleans jazz and brass band leaders as mentor of the Fairview Baptist Church Christian Band, which included Lucien Barbarin, Leroy Jones and others. Barker also spent much time communicating with musicians and compiling a history of jazz from their perspectives. Barker felt music journalists had not gotten the story right. Much of Barker’s work made it into print in A Life in Jazz, edited by British journalist Alyn Shipton and published in 1986. In it, Barker recounts his early life in New Orleans and his storied career, during which the banjoist appeared on hundreds of records and • Dec. 1 performed with countless jazz luminaries. • 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday The Historic New Orleans • The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Collection has compiled a Royal St., (504) 523-4662; new edition of the book, with further editing by PHOTO BY MICHAEL SMITH/COURTESY Shipton, an introduction by HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION Gwen Thompkins (host of public radio’s Music Inside Out), more vintage photos, a detailed discography and a song catalog. The release party includes interviews with Shipton, Tulane University jazz historian Bruce Raeburn, drummer Shannon Powell, banjoist Seva Venet and others. The Shannon Powell Traditional Jazz Band will perform music by Barker. — WILL COVIELLO


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Last Minute




EVENTS trees around the city and trim them. Visit NOLA Wise. The partnership of Global Green, the City of New Orleans and the Department of Energy helps homeowners make their homes more energy efficient. It seeks volunteers, who must attend a 30-minute orientation. Email mrowand@ Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The museum seeks docents to discuss visual arts in the South with adults and children. Email for details. Parkway Partners. The green space and community garden organization seeks volunteers for building, gardening and other projects. Email, call (504) 620-2224 or visit Refugee mentors. Catholic Charities of New Orleans’ Refugee Service Program seeks volunteers, especially those with Arabic, Burmese and Spanish language skills, to help newly arrived refugees learn about everyday life in America. Senior companions. The New Orleans Council on Aging seeks volunteers to assist seniors with personal and daily tasks so they can live independently. Visit www. or call (504) 821-4121. SpayMart. The humane society seeks volunteers for fundraising, grant writing, data input, adoptions, animal care and more. Visit, email info@ or call (504) 454-8200. St. Thomas Hospitality House. The Catholic charity seeks individuals and groups of volunteers to serve people experiencing homelessness. Contact Daniel Thelen at or (517) 290-8533. Start the Adventure in Reading. The STAIR program holds regular two-hour training sessions for volunteers, who work one-on-one with public school students to develop reading and language skills. Call (504) 899-0820, email elizabeth@ or visit Teen Life Counts. The Jewish Family Service program seeks volunteers to teach suicide prevention to middle school and high school students. Call (504) 831-8475. Tree Troopers. Parkway Partners seeks “tree troopers” to act as stewards of neighborhood trees. Several trainings are offered; email info@parkwayparkersnola. org for details. Veterans Housing Outreach Ministries. The charity seeks volunteers to help disabled, wounded and senior veterans with food and clothing distribution, home improvements and beautification, social media and web design. Call (504) 340-3429 or visit





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Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run seeks running partners, assistant coaches, committee members and race-day volunteers. Email or visit Golden Opportunity Adult Literacy Program. GOAL seeks volunteers to conduct courses for reading comprehension, GED preparation and English language learning. Call (504) 373-4496. Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call (504) 717-4257 or email Green Light New Orleans. The group seeks volunteers to help install free energy-efficient lightbulbs in homes. Visit, call (504) 324-2429 or email HandsOn New Orleans. The volunteer center for the New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the opportunities available and how to be a good volunteer. Call (504) 304-2275, email or visit Hospice Volunteers. Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Carla Fisher at (504) 832-8111. 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 (504) 837-0175 or email Lakeview Civic Improvement Association. The association’s green space committee needs volunteers to pick up trash or trim trees for the adopt-a-block program. Sign up with Russ Barranco at (504) 482-9598 or Longue Vue House and Gardens. Longue Vue seeks volunteers to assist with giving tours, garden maintenance and education outreach. Email or call (504) 293-4720 for information. Louisiana SPCA. The LA/SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete an orientation to work directly with animals. Visit seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit or email National World War II Museum. The museum seeks volunteers to greet visitors and answer questions. Call (504) 5276012, ext. 243, or email katherine.alpert@ New Canal Lighthouse Museum. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation seeks volunteer docents for its museum and education center. Visit www.saveourlake. org or call (504) 836-2238. NOLA for Life Mentors. The city initiative’s partner organizations seek adults to mentor boys ages 15 to 18 who are at risk for violence. Visit www.nolaforlife. org/give/mentor. NOLA Tree Project. The forestry organization seeks volunteers to adopt





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LASPCA 504-368-5191

To become a hospice volunteer, call Paige at 504-818-2723 Ext. 3006



Mail a check for $25 with the form below, or visit or call (504) 483-3138 to sponsor a pet from a local shelter.


A photo of a local adoptable pet will run in the Dec. 6 PETS section of Gambit with your name credited as the pet’s sponsor.


A Gambit reader will see the adorable animal and rush to the participating shelter to give featured pet a forever home all thanks to you!

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Dollar Amount: ($25 will sponsor one animal) Name(s) of Sponsor(s):

Optional Message: Pay with Credit Card: You can also pay by check made payable to Gambit Weekly or Call 483-3138.

Career Opportunity

Special Sections Editor (SECTION EDITOR, WRITER)

The Special Sections Editor develops features, writes, edits and produces sections on various topics, including homes, fashion, weddings, shopping and health. Applicants should have at least three years’ experience as a writer/editor, with a strong file of published clips. The Special Sections Editor must be able to successfully develop and direct freelance photographers and writers as well as enforce and meet deadlines. Outstanding time management, organization and editing skills are crucial. The offer for this full-time position includes a benefits package (health insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, personal and sick time, 401(k) plan). Send cover letter, resume, 3-5 samples of your best published work, as well as links to any social media to Mail option: Gambit Communications, attn.: Human Resources, 3923 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA 70119. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



We are always looking for additions to our wonderful team! Hospice volunteers are special people who make a difference in the lives of patients and families affected by terminal illness. Interested in a future medical career? Get on our exciting new track! Many physicians and nurses receive their first taste of the medical field at Canon.

FARM LABOR Temporary Farm Labor: Collins Honey Company, Evadale, TX, has 5 positions with 3 mo. experience required as beekeeper with references; raise honeybees to produce honey & maintain colony health through feed supplements, caging queens, install queen cells, assemble hives, harvest combs, transport honey, maintain & repair buildings & equipment; long periods of standing, bending & must lift 75 pounds; obtain driver’s license within 30 days of hire with clean MVR; no bee, pollen, or honey related allergies; once hired, workers may be required to take employer paid random drug tests; testing positive/failure to comply may result in immediate termination; employer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $11.15/hr, may increase based on experience, may work nights, weekends and asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 1/15/17 – 11/15/17. To review ETA790 requirements and apply go to nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX2965282 or call 225-342-2917. Temporary Farm Labor: J. D. Myrick, Hart, TX, has 1 positions, 3 mo. experience for wheat pasture grazing cattle, vaccinating, calving, branding, ear tagging, feeding supplements & watering livestock; repair, clean & maintain building & equip; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able to obtain driver’s license with clean MVR within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take employer paid random drug tests; testing positive/failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; employer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; minimum wage rate of $11.15/hr, increase based on experience, may work nights, weekends & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 1/20/17 – 5/1/17. Apply & review ETA790 requirements at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX7155556 or call 225-342-2917.

Temporary Farm Labor: Talbott Honey, Winnie, TX, has 18 positions with 3 mo. experience required as beekeeper with references; raise honeybees to produce honey & maintain colony health through feed supplements, caging queens, install queen cells, assemble hives, harvest combs, transport honey, maintain & repair buildings & equipment; long periods of standing, bending & must lift 75 pounds; obtain driver’s license within 30 days of hire with clean MVR; no bee, pollen, or honey related allergies; once hired, workers may be required to take employer paid random drug tests; testing positive/failure to comply may result in immediate termination; employer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $11.15/hr, may increase based on experience, may work nights, weekends and asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 1/15/17 – 11/15/17. To review ETA790 requirements and apply go to nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX3442025 or call 225-342-2917. Temporary Farm Labor: Daren Fowler Farms, Wheatley, AR, has 5 positions, 3 mo. experience for operating large farm equip. for tilling, cultivating, fertilizing, planting of soybeans & rice, pulling weeds, harvesting, processing, bagging soybeans & rice; repair, clean & maintain building & equip; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able to obtain driver’s license with clean MVR within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take employer paid random drug tests; testing positive/failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; employer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.69/hr, increase based on experience, may work nights, weekends & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 1/27/17 – 11/20/17. Apply & review ETA790 requirements at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order AR1824512 or call 225-342-2917.

RETAIL Well Established FQ Gift Shop Now Hiring

Full & Part-Time. Flexible hours. Days, Nights or Weekends. Apply at 601 Royal St.




LEGAL NOTICES PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE ENTERGY NEW ORLEANS, INC. REGARDING NEW ORLEANS POWER STATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ENTERGY NEW ORLEANS, INC. (“ENO”) WILL HOST two PUBLIC MEETINGs to provide information and answer questions surrounding ENO’s June 20, 2016 Application filed with the New Orleans City Council to build a 226 megawatt Combustion Turbine (“CT”) unit called New Orleans Power Station (“NOPS”). Building a local resource like NOPS will enhance ENO’s ability to provide reliable power to the city during the times of greatest need. In this public meeting, ENO will ADDRESS VARIOUS TOPICS RELATED TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF NOPS, INCLUDING:

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE INVITED TO ATTEND these meetings. The Public Meetings will be held at the following locations: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 6 p.m. Epiphany Baptist Church Sanctuary 5200 Cannes St. New Orleans, LA 70129 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 6 p.m. Apostolic Outreach Center Sanctuary 8358 Lake Forest Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70126

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Trixie Trixie is an adorable 9 year old cat who has a wonderful personality and overlooked at too many adoption events. She has spent most of her life at our sanctuary and would love to join your household in time for the holidays. Please call the SpayMart thrift store at 504-454-8200 if you would like to adopt her.




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Willow is a 1-year-old, spayed, Terrier/Pit mix who LOVES to cuddle. She enjoys butt scratches, gives kisses and already knows how to sit. During the month of December, any animal is only $25!


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Dickens is an American Parakeet or budgie in a beautiful shade of blue. Dickens was found in one of the shelter play yards and has since had a wing clipping, making it less likely to fly away. Dickens’ adoption fee is only $10.

To meet these or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun., call 368-5191 or visit





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What is a CT unit? Why does New Orleans need NOPS? What are the benefits of NOPS? What is the Economic Impact of NOPS? What is appropriate size for the CT unit? How does NOPS fit into the Integrated Resource Plan? What is the environmental impact of NOPS? What about Renewable Resources or Energy Efficiency programs?





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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Your Guide to New Orleans Homes & Condos

ERA Powered, Independently Owned & Operated

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Rare Marigny Opportunity Fully Equipped Corner Restaurant. $789,000






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760 MAGAZINE ST #224 • $449,000

Fantastic Location! Two Master Suites!




Charming 3BR/2.5 BA with Lots of Natural Light! Many architectural features inc. Double Parlors, Pocket Doors, Bay Windows and hardwood floors. Walk out of Master Suite to a huge covered balcony. Front Porch, Rear Deck and a great rear building perfect for a studio! Well maintained in a GREAT location - walk to Magazine! $550,000

Renovated in 2013, this double is perfect as a rental property or an owner occupied home with inN come. Plumbing, electrical and HVAC newly installed in 2013. 2 BD/1 BA on each side. Heart of Pine floors. 9.5’ ceilings and lots of character. Side Hall provides independent access to each bedroom. Be where the action is on thriving Franklin Avenue, close to Marigny, Bywater and St Claude! OR COMMERCIAL POSSIBILITY! Zoned HU-B1 – Historic Urban Neighborhood Business District. $224,000

760 MAGAZINE ST #214 • $399,000

3915 St Charles Ave. #516 • $229,000

Rooftop Terrance! Fantastic Location in the Heart of the Warehouse District! 1BR/2BA

Adorable Condo on Historic St. Charles Ave. 1BR/1BA

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ACROSS 1 Slip-ups 6 Really long time 10 Storage area 15 Eat in style 19 “No need to remind me” 20 Dante or Dickinson 21 Singer Krall 22 Cognac designation 23 Gotham City VIP 25 Youngest of a literary trio 27 St. Peter’s, for one 28 St. Peter’s roster 30 Combat flight 31 Trash bag closer

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Fabric bundles “Right back __!” Blooms from bulbs Escape from Theater facility Extremely cold Notre Dame coaching great “It’s my turn” Chief Norse god Tight-lipped one __ Gold (pretzel brand) Minor anomaly Unenviable grade 1930s tennis star Beauty and the

Beast girl 57 Rather resonant consonant 59 Egg-shaped 60 Avenging spirits of myth 61 Crop up 62 Breakfast serving 63 Core group 64 Glasgow girls 66 Hungarian sheepdogs 67 Lazy one 70 Choir contingent 71 Half of an “Unforgettable” duet 73 GI hangout



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74 Think ahead 75 Sesame Street roommate 76 Sail supporter 77 Alphabet Suite artist 78 Call for help 79 Title character of King’s first novel 83 Architect 84 Attractive stuff 86 Hilarious skits 87 Works a banquet 88 Nettles 89 Becomes tiresome 90 Title given to Gielgud 91 Key akin to C 94 Robust 95 Cannon ancestor 100 Christie sleuth 102 First two-Nobel recipient 104 Place for protons 105 Princeton athlete 106 Leap on a rink 107 High points of South America 108 Bonus, in ads 109 Quaint oath 110 Broadcast network staple 111 Attempt for attention DOWN 1 Bee Gees’ surname 2 Cajun staple 3 Unpleasant task 4 Central points 5 Feel the heat 6 At full speed 7 Big name at the Prado 8 Burns’ nighttime 9 Leave for a bit 10 Electrical accessory 11 Pitchfork parts 12 Neutral colors 13 Ending for nectar 14 Train station adjunct 15 New World Symphony composer 16 Fails to be 17 Curt denial 18 Dull sword 24 Nintendo consoles 26 Partner of Charles Rolls 29 Shoppe descriptor 32 Kid-lit author Judy 33 Spot for a bracelet

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67 Scurries away 34 Walkman 68 Organic compound successors 69 Industrious ones 35 Western exhibition 71 Geeks 36 1970s tennis star 72 Gives off 37 Japanese honorific 75 Mortgage lender’s stat 38 Pass, as legislation 77 Have a meal 39 Lace into 79 Billiard bounce 40 Glinda portrayer 80 Art school supplies 41 Fleet of foot 81 Lose crispness 42 35 Down equipment 82 Bishop or lama 44 Actor Kevin 83 Band rattlers 45 Lunar landing 85 Place for pictures prelude 87 Make mention of 48 Reunion group 89 Whined 50 Yogi of the Yankees 90 Shoves off 52 Sign before Taurus 91 Trojan War warrior 53 Cash 92 Cartoonist Groening 54 Be of use to 93 “Are you __ out?” 55 Martini’s partner 94 Women’s tour org. 56 Barely move 95 Entourage 58 Sci-fi author 96 Fourth-down play __ Scott Card 97 Language of 60 Seismology concern Pakistan 62 __-frutti 63 Right around the corner 98 Financial claim 99 Try out 64 Oversight 101 Tractor-trailer 65 Metallic mixture 103 Chop down 66 Ward off


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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


3BD 2BA Util inc’l 1363 sqft

Pool, BBQ house, gated. Never Flooded $1,400/mo 1 yr lse. Call (504) 456-1718 or (504) 914-8002.


Great Room boasts hardwood flrs, cathedral ceilings and huge brick fireplace opening to sunset deck & patio. Sunny kit with all build-ins. 3BR, 3BA, single garage, avail 12/1. $1895/mo. Owner/Agent (504) 236-5776.


New granite in kit & bath. 12 x 24ft lr, King Master w/wall of closets. Furn Kit. Laundry on premises. Offst pkg. NO PETS. O/A, $748-$888/mo. 504-236-5776.



Single house, c-a/h, 2BR, 1BA, w/d hkps, lrg fncd yd, pets ok. $1200/mo. Avail November 1, 2016. Call 504-952-5102.


509 Church St. ~ McDougall House 1820’s Historic, Renovated Greek Revival Raised Cottage 5 beds/3 baths, pool. $215,000

Efficiency w/appliances liv room, a/h unit, ceil fans, wood/tile floors, w/d onsite. Clara by Nashville. Avail Now. $650/mo. 504-895-0016.

1201 Church St. ~ Anderson House 3 beds/3.5 baths, Studio apt + bldg w/4 beds/4 baths. Recently used as a B&B. $235,000

Reovated Downstairs Apt. 1 BD, LR, DR. Fur Kit, W/D. No Pets. $800/mo + deposit. Water Paid. Call (504) 650-4358.

1207 Church St. ~ On National Register Re-creation of Antebellum Mansion 6 beds/4baths + 2 bed Carriage House. $385,000 Call Realtor Brenda Roberts Ledger-Purvis Real Estate 601-529-6710




Complete w/fridge, w&d, mw, stove, security doors, Central A&H, shared off st pkng. Alarm ready. On st car & Busline. Quiet n’bhood. $1,200 mo+sec dep. No pets/ smokers. Avail Now. Call (504) 866-2250.

1205 ST CHARLES/$1095

Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry/3 mo. min. Avail Dec 1st. Call 504-442-0573 or 985-871-4324.


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