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of his moored boat and fired a bullet into his brain in late June. His wife Tracy said the oil disaster (and frustrations with BP’s response) upended her husband’s life and sent him into a downward spiral of anger, depression and hopelessness. Those are some of the same symptoms New Orleans first responders saw after Katrina and the flooding, according to Cecile Tebo, a licensed clinical social worker with the New Orleans Police Department’s Crisis Unit. “If BP does not continue to work to help these people and provide tangible hope,” Tebo says, “you will see an increase in suicides, self-medicating [with alcohol and drugs], relapses and broken families — just as we did after Katrina.” Tebo says a big part of the problem is convincing self-reliant, proud people that

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n June 28, Alan Levine, Louisiana’s Secretary of Health and Hospitals, wrote to BP requesting $10 million “to help mitigate the behavioral health impacts of the spill on affected individuals and families” — in short, for mental health. The funds would cover six months of treatment and would be dispensed through the state’s Louisiana Spirit Hurricane Recovery program, which was founded after Hurricane Katrina and is now renamed the Louisiana Spirit Coastal Recovery Counseling Program. The post-Katrina grants were funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), but the state now expects BP to pick up the tab for counseling — as it should. It’s not just Louisiana that’s affected, of course. Neighboring states also have requested mental health monies from BP. Mississippi, for example, asked for $10 million, and may seek $10 million more. On July 1, Alabama asked for $5.7 million to set up a call center — and $20 million a year for the next five years. These may seem like large numbers, but consider this statistic: Katrina inflicted $450 million in damages to Plaquemines Parish alone. The BP oil disaster has affected five states so far and shows no sign of abating. Tens of thousands of previously self-sufficient people have not only had their livelihoods ripped away, but also their way of life. The result can be depression, acute stress disorder and long-term post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Richard Judy, a BP spokesman, told the Associated Press last week the company was planning “comprehensive outreach” across the Gulf Coast but had no comment regarding the states’ requests for mental health funding. That’s unacceptable. BP is prone to touting how much it’s spending to clean up the Gulf waters — $3.12 billion as of July 5. It’s time to add mental health to the tab. Since oil began washing ashore, “everybody’s Katrina angst has re-emerged,” says Iray Nabatoff, executive director of the Community Center of St. Bernard. Those are ominous words. Six months after Katrina and the federal floods, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, Md., conducted a study of more than 1,000 survivors of the storm and found widespread psychological distress. Even more disturbing was the study’s finding that “few Katrina survivors with mental disorders received adequate care.” The study concluded, “Future disaster responses will require timely provision of services to address the barriers faced by survivors.” “Timely provision” is a phrase that no doubt will haunt the family of Allen “Rookie” Kruse, the Alabama charter boat captain who climbed into the wheelhouse

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DEAR CHARMING, If you were here in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s and didn’t drop in to the legendary New Orleans nightclub, you missed out on some great rhythm and blues, soul and rock performances by nationally recognized musicians and up-and-coming local artists. From about 1945 to 1969, a continual chorus of musicians walked through the Dew Drop Inn’s doors at 2836 Lasalle St., including Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, Otis Redding, Dave Bartholomew, Earl King, Tommy Ridgley, Allen Toussaint, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, James Booker and others. The Dew Drop Inn boasted it was “the South’s swankiest night spot,” and few argued against the claim for 25 years. It also was a place where black and white musicians and artists honing their craft were welcome onstage together, despite segregation laws, and musicians liked to drop in to hang out or jam after hours. “We all got something out of the Dew Drop … it was an era,” Earl King recalled in John Broven’s book Rhythm and Blues In New Orleans. “Man, if you wanted a band, you’d go around the Dew Drop and there they were.” Another performer described it as “sort of a headquarters and musicians’ club.” Although it became an iconic spot, the Dew Drop had humble beginnings. Frank G. Painia, a Plaquemine native, opened Frank’s Barber Shop on the corner of Lasalle and Sixth streets in 1936. He bought a grocery store and bar two doors down the block and in April 1939 opened the Dew Drop Inn, which included an expanded barbershop, restaurant, barroom and hotel. Because the South was still segregated at the time, the Dew Drop Inn’s hotel provided a place for AfricanAmericans to stay, and several musicians lived there. By 1945, Dew Drop Inn, which could accommodate 200 to 300 guests, had established its reputation as a hopping music club and staged two shows a night

on weekends, plus an amateur contest on Fridays. Despite raids by police trying to enforce segregation laws in the 1950s, black and white patrons continued to visit the club for the music. It closed in 1969, and Painia died in 1972. Today, the name Dew Drop Inn is still painted on the steel doors that once admitted music fans, but the club as well as the barbershop, hotel and restaurant are closed and plywood covers some of the windows. Painia’s grandson Kenneth

A door that once admitted music lovers to the Dew Drop Inn still bears the name of the club that closed in 1969. Jackson ran the hotel and cut hair in Frank’s Barber Shop until Hurricane Katrina and the floods damaged the building. In May, the Louisiana Landmark Society placed Dew Drop Inn on its Endangered Nine list for 2010 to draw attention to the deteriorating condition of the building. A representative of Jackson’s family, who asked not to be identified, said last week that there are no immediate plans to reopen the club or restore the building.


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has donated 20 tons of dog food to shelters impacted by the Gulf oil disaster. New Orleans animal advocate Ken Foster helped coordinate the campaign, which resulted in Del Monte foods giving Best Friends the truckload of canine chow. The food arrived July 1 at animal shelters in affected regions, ensuring cash-strapped dog owners wouldn’t have to worry about feeding their families’ best friends.

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the program that fuses arts education with existing curricula in metro New Orleans public schools, was given the 2010 Arts Education Award by Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing the arts. KIDsmART, which is celebrating its 11th year, plans to work this fall in 15 Orleans and Jefferson parish elementary schools, serving 3,000 students.

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created a limited-edition oyster shucker’s bar towel to be sold during this year’s Tales of the Cocktail festival July 21-25. All proceeds will go to shuckers who have been laid off in the wake of the Gulf oil disaster. The towel’s slogan: “Cleans up bars, tables and the Gulf Coast.”

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has enacted a rule establishing a 65-foot “safety zone” around Gulf cleanup areas of its choosing. Reporters and photojournalists who breach the zones are subject to a $40,000 civil penalty and a class D felony charge. It’s the latest attempt to restrict media access, and the National Press Photographers Association is appealing directly to President Barack Obama to lift the ban on First Amendment grounds. We support the group’s efforts.

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ver the levee at the end of Milan Road in Port Sulphur, La., a few blocks from an intersection between a Dollar General and a Chevron gas station, lies the nexus of Louisiana’s oiled bird rescue operations. Swift Energy Company’s marina allows the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (DWF) to use the property for wildlife transportation. I signed up in May with the National Audubon Society and got a call back a month later. I’m the third Gambit staffer to participate as a “wildlife transport liaison” — but it’s the Fourth of July, and nobody is on the water. Instead, BP is throwing a party for Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) participants, including those trolling Louisiana’s coast for oiled wildlife. Before arriving in Port Sulphur, I check in at Fort Jackson in Buras, La., at 9:15 a.m., where I sign a health waiver in a small security office near a makeshift parking lot of cars along levees and ditches. I arrive in Port Sulphur just after 9:30 a.m. The engines of the parked wildlife transport vans hum by the docks. It’s hot — there’s a strong breeze, but the sun-bleached rocks that cover the marina bounce heat everywhere. The transporters, hired through DWF, sit and wait in the air conditioning until they get a call, but it’s been quiet all morning, except for the laughing gulls surrounding the marina. No calls mean no oiled birds, they say — unless nobody is on the water to make the calls, or find the birds. I sit and wait, too, for six hours, in a small green plas-

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THe BIRD CeNTeR AT FORT JACksON wILL  soon close — all facilities will be relocated  to Hammond in st. Tammany Parish. It’s a  20-minute drive to Fort Jackson from Port  sulphur. It’s two hours to Hammond.      A July 4 news release from Deepwater  Horizon  Unified  Command  announced  the move, which is said to “minimize harm 

and stress on the animals in rehabilitation  during the storm season.”     Tom  Buckley  with  the  U.s.  Fish  and  wildlife  service  says  he  doesn’t  anticipate  any  problems  relocating  that  far  from the docks.     “It’s obviously a little bit further away,”  he  says.  “Right  now  it’s  in  the  No.  1  top  hurricane  evacuation  zone,  so  moving  it  to Hammond will get it out of that evacuation  area,  and  it’ll  be  a  stable,  more  secure facility.”     The new facility will have climate-controlled  housing,  more  space  for  a  larger  volume  of  birds,  and  “state-of-the-art  equipment,”  Buckley  says,  “rather  than  the  rubber  buckets  and  the  other  things  (wildlife  handlers)  have  been  forced  to  use — but which they’ve used excellently.  But this’ll be better and more efficient for  them, and I’m sure for the birds, too.”     Pickup sites in Plaquemines Parish, like  the  one  at  the  marina  in  Port  sulphur,  will  remain  in  use.  “Plaquemines  Parish  will continue to be an important location  for  receiving,  stabilizing,  and  transporting  animals  from  impacted  areas,”  the  Unified  Command  release  said.  wildlife  branch  director  Rhonda  Murgatroyd  said  the  branch  “is  grateful  to  Plaquemines  Parish  officials  and  residents  for  their  assistance,  and  we  appreciate  their  continued support as we move.”      But  that  distance  could  mean  rescued  birds may sit in oil for several hours before  getting  cleaned.  To  Port  sulphur,  VOO  carrying  oiled  birds  navigate  a  network  of  bayous  and  inlets  bleeding  into  the  Gulf — a trip that already takes more than  an hour.     On July 7, Plaquemines Parish president  Billy  Nungesser  said  moving  the  facility  is  “unthinkable.”  He  doesn’t  understand  why it’s moving, and why there won’t be  any cleaning operations near the parish. “If  they would embrace more volunteers and  people from all over the country to help,  a greater volume of these birds would be  cleaned at a faster rate,” Nungesser said.  “The  arrogance  of  the  contractors  hired  by  BP  to  do  it  alone  and  by  their  rules  astounds me. This is incredible that we’re  letting a private contractor call the shots  for  the  cleanup  of  these  beautiful  birds  and, instead of doing what’s best for the  bird’s health, acting in the best interest of  the contractor.” BACk  IN  VeNICe,  wHeRe  HIGHwAY  23  turns  into  Tide  water  Road,  past  Halliburton  on  Coast  Guard  Road,  birds  flock  to  the  flooded  pavement.  It’s  surrounded  by  marsh  on  both  sides  and  the road sinks between them. white ibis  and heron stand in the street, and traffic  stands  still  while  the  birds  cross,  moving  from  one  bayou  to  the  next,  oblivious  to  the  disaster  that  encroaches  on   their habitat.  

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    Audubon  told  me  to  bring  a  book  —  there isn’t much to do but read, toss pizza  crusts  to  the  gulls  and  talk  to  the  transporters,  most  of  whom  are  from  Baton  Rouge and say they really need the job.     At 2:30 p.m., a VOO crew calls the wildlife  transporters.  The  message:  The  boat  is coming in from Grand Isle with 11 bags  — all filled with dead birds. Not unusual,  as more than 1,500 dead birds have been  collected  in  the  Gulf  since  the  disaster  began.  (More  than  900  oiled  birds  have  been  rescued,  but  fewer  than  500  have  been cleaned and released.)     The  boat  arrives  at  4  p.m.  The  crew  hands off several bags — some of heavy  brown paper, some of black plastic — to  two of the transporters. A long, thin beak  punctures through one of the black plastic  bags. They’re loaded into the van, where  the  paperwork  for  each  bag  is  checked  before  being  driven  to  the  Fort  Jackson  Bird Rehabilitation Center, about 20 miles  from  the  marina.  That’s  where  live  birds  are cleaned and dead birds are catalogued.  If all the birds can’t fit in the vans, it’s the  volunteers’ job to keep the live ones company and under the tent out of the heat,  until another van arrives. Audubon leaves  wildlife  cleaning  and  handling  duties  to  trained professionals; those eager to volunteer are limited to this.     There aren’t any more deliveries. After  the  VOO  crew  drops  off  the  11  birds,  it’s  done for the day — and for the foreseen  future. The crew has been laid off.     VOO  contracts  have  no  end  date;  BP  decides  when  it  needs  to  “deactivate”  a  vessel. There are so many applicants that  BP  has  to  “rotate,  so  everybody  will  be  able  to  (participate),”  says  Valerie  from  BP’s command center in Houston. (Valerie  could not provide her full name, she says,  as  “it’s  against  policy.  That’s  everything  out of our manual.”)     “The  ones  that  have  been  deactivated  have been out there since the beginning,  which  is  about  eight  weeks  now,”  she  says. “You have to give everybody else the  opportunity to get in. A lot of them aren’t  seeing  it  that  way,  but  it’s  just  the  fair  thing to do.”     Back on the dock, a Houma command  center  operator  calls  to  thank  me  for  volunteering,  I’m  free  to  go;  have  a  good holiday.     And  just  down  the  road  at  the  Lighthouse  Lodge  in  Venice,  La.,  BP  celebrates Independence Day with a barbecue, beer and an inflatable castle.

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Vitter’s tack showed he hasn’t lost his touch for sidestepping scandals. No matter what the issue, no matter how embarrassing the question, Vitter sticks to his talking points. So far, that tack has served him well. He consistently led Melancon in prequalifying polls. But now the race is on, and Vitter won’t be able to hide without putting his early lead at risk. National analysts have already declared this race a likely win for the GOP. They may wind up being right, but hotly contested statewide races in Louisiana tend to be close no matter what the early polls show. One advantage for Vitter that national Democrats didn’t count on was Melancon’s failure (so far) to catch on as a candidate.

Vitter is not the warmest guy on the planet, but, as Sam Goldwyn famously advised years ago, he has learned how to fake sincerity. For his part, Melancon doesn’t exactly light up the room, although he has tried to tag Vitter for his role in the D.C. Madam affair and his retention of an aide with a record of domestic violence. In the D.C. Madam case, Vitter’s cell number turned up several times in Deborah Jeane Palfrey’s phone records, and he has failed to come clean about his involvement with prostitutes in New Orleans and Washington. In late June, ABC News reported that in 2008, Vitter retained an aide who had been arrested numerous times — including once for holding his girlfriend at knifepoint, cutting her badly enough to require stitches, and threatening to kill her. The aide, Brent Furer, resigned last month after news of his arrests became public. ABC and others claim Vitter not only kept Furer on staff, but placed him in charge of women’s issues for the senator. Vitter denied the latter claim on camera last week after ducking reporters for almost two weeks.

After the denial, Beth Meeks, executive director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said she had visited Vitter’s office shortly before Furer resigned and that Furer met with her to discuss the senator’s views on domestic violence legislation. A number of Washington information services also listed Furer as Vitter’s point man on women’s issues. Score one for Melancon.

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a gymnasium and the lights still worked.” Before the demolition, Magee’s 13-year-old son David Jr. would hop the fence and use the center’s playground. “At least we had something to do,” the son says, gesturing to the crooked basketball goal that he and his father erected recently with the help of some local firemen. “We just put it up for something to do,” he adds, sinking a shot from just inside three-point range. “It’s still crooked, but we want to paint it up and make it work.” It’s children like David who have traditionally been served by NORD since the department was founded in the 1940s. Mayor Mitch Landrieu “believes passionately in NORD’s potential for improving life in city neighborhoods,” according to his mayoral campaign platform. But with a city budget $67 million in the red and so many playgrounds in such deplorable shape, can the new administration really bring back NORD?

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NORD WAS ONCE A NATIONAL SUCCESS STORY. New Orleans City Council vice-president Jackie Clarkson’s father, the late Johnny Brechtel, was NORD’s co-founder, and she can recall the agency’s heyday. In her youth, Clarkson was a NORD swimmer and lifeguard. “NORD was like a religion in our household,” she says. “My mother had to cook for NORD. We lived NORD, and loved it. Loved what it stood for.” Clarkson recalls the early NORD meetings around her family’s dining room table in Algiers between her father and Lester Lautenschlaeger, then chairman of the board at Tulane University, Gernon Brown, coach of Jesuit High School, and Dr. Morris Jeff, athletic director at Xavier University. The four men pitched the idea of the agency to then-state Rep. deLesseps “Chep” Morrison when Morrison ran successfully for mayor in 1946. They saw it as a way of heading off a nationwide rise in post-war juvenile delinquency. Morrison established the agency in 1947, and it was written up in the Sept. 5, 1949 issue of LIFE magazine under the headline “LIFE Congratulates New Orleans — Its Children’s Recreation Program Is The Most Progressive In The U.S.” “All this summer, in the big, sprawling city of New Orleans, 75,000 children have been having the time of their lives,” reads the introduction to the six-

Quaneka Collins and her daughter Rilya enjoy the Danneel Playspot on St. Charles Avenue Uptown. Richard Lee Plaground, 2200 Andry St., Lower 9th Ward.

page article. “Unlike so many city kids, they have not had to hang around the streets. They have plenty of places to play, pools to swim in, shows to watch, and a schedule of free activities as full as a woman’s pocketbook. They are beneficiaries of NORD …” Another picture from the LIFE article serves as a reminder of just how much times have changed in New Orleans — and that the past was not entirely rosy. Its caption: “At a track meet a Negro girl flies through the air in a broad jump. She is competing at NORD’s new Shakespeare playground for Negroes ... NORD recreation facilities are segregated. Negroes have eight pools and 21 playgrounds.” “It didn’t matter if you were Uptown, downtown, rich or poor,” Clarkson recalls. “You either volunteered, coached a team, or wrote a check. NORD was public and private, it was black and white — though separate — and it was athletic as well as artistic. “My father never built a white playground without building a black playground,” she adds. Lautenschlaeger worked as the agency’s first director for a salary of just one dollar a year. He stayed on the job for more than two decades and through several mayoral administrations, bringing in a swath of private sector contributions while Clarkson’s father managed the agency from City Hall. Opera singer Norman Treigle sang at NORD operas staged on NORD football fields. There were ballet classes taught by accomplished Parisian ballerinas. That was a long, long time ago. “When I was a kid, NORD had great playgrounds Roffignac Playspot, 2201 Alabo St., Lower 9th Ward.

and sports teams and even theater, dance and music programs,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in his State of the City speech July 8. “But when I came into office 67 days ago, I found a recreation department that would make you weep, one that is underfunded and under-prioritized. “We found many of NORD’s facilities are in shambles — swimming pools without filtration systems, no restrooms and no shower facilities,” Landrieu continued, later referring to Jerome Smith, who runs the Tambourine and Fan NORD summer camp in the Treme Community Center, saying Smith’s “request for basic supplies for his camp this summer was botched by bureaucracy.” “It breaks my heart — because we can do better,” Landrieu said. “You know it. And I know it.” In late June, Landrieu appointed Vic Richard III as NORD’s new director. Richard, who previously served as NORD director from 1994 to 1999, will be the fourth director of the agency in two years. He returns to New Orleans after spending eight years as Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Recreation from 2000 to 2008. To get a sense of the challenges facing Richard and NORD today, Gambit took a list of NORD properties assembled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after Hurricane Katrina. All are on the East Bank, where storm damage was most severe. On Sunday, June 27, we visited 25 of the 134 sites on the FEMA list, chosen at random across five neighborhoods selected for their geographic and socio-economic diversity: Uptown/Central City, Mid-City/Broadmoor, the 9th Ward, eastern New Orleans, and Gentilly. Our survey found many pools closed, community centers shuttered or bulldozed, and a striking disparity in the care being given to NORD sites in richer areas of the city compared to less affluent parts of town. PAGE 20


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AS SUMMER HEAT RISES, NEW ORLEANS still has a dearth of public pools. At a meeting of City Council’s Youth Recreation Committee on June 23, NORD officials estimated just seven pools were open citywide — compared to 16 pre-Katrina. Pools were closed at three of the four sites Gambit visited: at the A.L. Davis Playground in Central City, the Sam Bonart Playground in the Lower 9th Ward, and Joe Brown Park in eastern New Orleans. Only one pool was operational: at the Lemann Playground on Lafitte Street — opposite the largely demolished Lafitte housing project. Conditions varied widely at NORD sites. We found no children playing at any of five sites we visited in the 9th Ward, nor at any of the five sites in Gentilly. In eastern New Orleans, 18 people gathered at Joe Brown Park for a family reunion, but nobody was playing at any of the other four sites in that part of town. Only one person was playing at the five sites visited in the Mid-City/Broadmoor area. By comparison, 32 people were using facilities in the Uptown/Central City zone — more than in any of the other four neighborhoods combined. Only one of the five 9th Ward sites had its grass cut. Only two had signage, and only two could qualify as safe under a subjective appraisal: Would a responsible adult feel comfortable allowing a child to play there? Likewise, in eastern New Orleans, facilities are scarce. At the Werner Playground on Werner Drive between Hammond and Leeds streets, high school student Alex Ronquillo laments the fact that the playground used to have lights, monkey bars, four basketball goals and a baseball diamond. “Now we have just two basketball

goals, but they need to level out the court because it keeps flooding and you can’t play on it,” he says. “They came and took the swings. I thought they were replacing them, but they never came back,” says Ralph McDermott, a Sheetrock finisher who grew up in the neighborhood. “And now there’s broken glass all over the playground and missing pieces all over.” “It seemed like after Katrina they never tried to bring it back,” says Nakita Gains, a welding student whose grandmother lives across the street. “They cut the grass out here; that’s about it. As far as the kids having a safe place to play, they don’t seem to care about that.” In Mid-City, the NORD Golden Age Center on North Alexander and Iberville streets also remains boarded up five years after Katrina. A sign from 1998 next to the front door of the facility reads, “Rebuild New Orleans Now!” The closure of the Sam Bonart pool in the Lower 9th is particularly galling to local residents, who face many other challenges. A sign on North Claiborne Avenue proclaims street repairs under the slogan “Our Recovery In Progress,” but someone spray-painted “5 years later” underneath. Behind a wire fence at the corner of Forstall and Marais streets, the Bonart pool sits empty, pieces of brick and masonry at its dry bottom. “It’s disappointing that they’re not reopening that pool,” says Jenga Mwendo, who runs the Guerrilla Garden, a community gardening project in the Lower 9th. “I took my daughter last year and either it was closed or there was a camp of kids in there or something. And this year, there’s no repair, and no ETA on when it might

happen. It’s just really frustrating to know that we live here and have this community facility that we might be able to use, or we might not.” District E Councilman Jon Johnson, whose district includes the Lower 9th, raised the Bonart pool issue at the recent Youth Recreation Committee meeting. “In the Lower 9th Ward, the community that was hit hardest by Katrina, we just need to pay more attention to that community,” he said. “And that is one of the pools that should have been first on the line to make some kind of statement to the people in that community, that we are with you to try to rebuild that community, to bring it back. “There’s nothing, absolutely zero, nothing in that community,” Johnson continued. “And nothing has been done by the city or the state in that community for five years since Katrina. Nothing.” Sabrina Montana, NORD’s former interim director, responded by telling Johnson that the Bonart pool’s changing rooms are “falling down.” There’s no electricity, and the structure “needs to be bulldozed,” she said. “It’s in deplorable condition.” Johnson is pushing to open the pool by the end of summer, possibly by bringing in portable bathrooms, as has been done at the John P. Lyons Memorial Center on Louisiana Avenue in the Irish Channel. “Why can’t we do the same thing for Sam Bonart as we did for Lyons?” Johnson asks. Gregory St. Etienne, deputy mayor of operations, responds, “We can explore it. I’m just not sure what it’s going to cost.” GAMBIT SOUGHT AN INTERVIEW WITH NORD director Richard but was referred instead to St. Etienne by Landrieu’s office because Richard is new to the job. St. Etienne told Gambit nine of the 10 pools on a targeted reopening list are now open, but the Sam Bonart pool is not on that list. “There’s plenty of others that need to be totally redone,” he says. “I can’t say [when they’ll be reopened], because they’re probably on the capital projects list, and there’s 650 capital projects that are at varying stages of development.” District D Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, whose district includes Gentilly and part of eastern New Orleans, is frustrated. She says many of the playgrounds in her district were used by FEMA to house trailers and LIFE magazine praises NORD in a six-page article Sept. 5, 1949.


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that, despite having promised to bring the sites back after leaving, FEMA never delivered. “The problem is, here we are five years after Katrina,” she says. “And we’re still arguing over work orders.” NORD estimates having served 4,400 youth so far in 2010, according to a status report delivered at the Youth Recreation Committee meeting. Council president Arnie Fielkow estimates there are 75,000 to 90,000 age-eligible youth for NORD programs in the city. If his numbers are right, he says, “we aren’t serving a very large proportion of those New Orleans youth. “How we can be almost five years from Katrina and not have those playgrounds up is a shame on a lot of people,” Fielkow said at that meeting. “And it’s shame on all of us up here.” In comparison to other parts of the city, parks in the Uptown neighborhood were well attended, well tended, and appeared safe. On the day of Gambit’s visit, investment banker John Callaghan brought his wife and two kids to Danneel Park on St. Charles Avenue and Octavia Street. He says he’s frustrated by the slow pace at which the park came back after Katrina. “People tried to raise the funds privately to repair it,” he says. “And the city was very obstructionist. They said the money had to go to into a general fund for parks across the city. So this was done by the people — 500 people came out here last summer.” (A “Friends of Danneel Park” website offers donors the chance to be a $50 supporter of the park, or join the “Platinum Circle” by donating $5,000.) “Different parts of town have different levels of booster activity,” says St. Etienne, when asked about the disparities.

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showing the location of all 134 NORD sites on the FEMA list. We visited the 25 sample sites between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 27, checking how many people were in each park, whether each park had signage, whether its grass was cut, and whether the park was “safe” under a broad definition of the term: Would a responsible adult allow a child to play there? (Although a site may qualify as “safe” under this definition, its conditions may be far from ideal. Many playgrounds were missing equipment such as swings and basketball goals, for example.) The sample sites were as follows:

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YES

YES

George W. Carver Playground

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YES

YES

YES

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YES

YES

YES

A.L. Davis Playground

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YES

YES

YES

Burke Park

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YES

YES

YES

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YES

NO

YES

N. Jefferson Davis Playspot

0

NO

YES

YES

Easton Playground

0

YES

YES

YES

Lemann Playground

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YES

YES

YES

9TH WARD: Sam Bonart Playground

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YES

YES

NO

Copelin Center (Bulldozed)

11

YES

YES

YES

Richard Lee Playground

0

NO

NO

NO

Roffignac Playspot

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YES

NO

YES

Delery Playspot

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NO

NO

YES

Werner Playground

0

NO

YES

NO

Kerrey Curley Playground

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NO

YES

YES

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YES

YES

Robert Playground

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YES

YES

YES

Peace Playground

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NO

NO

YES

GENTILLY: Miltenberger Playground

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YES

NO

YES

Harris Playground

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NO

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YES

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NOT EVERYONE IS CONVINCED THAT THE PROPOSED structural reform is a panacea, however. “I think the idea of a public-private commission is a good idea,” Hedge-Morrell says. “But my concern is I don’t want to change the whole structure of NORD if we don’t have the money there in the first place.” Hedge-Morrell points to BREC as an example of a recreation district with a dedicated funding source from property taxes — and she wonders whether soliciting donations from private business is a better idea. “We know we need the money,” Hedge-Morrell says. “And we always say public-private partnerships, but the question is, how much can the private [sector] put up? Entergy can only do so much.” Meanwhile, others are simply frustrated with NORD’s lack of progress since Katrina. “Probably my biggest frustration is in the five years since the storm, there just seems to be a lack of urgency around what to do to bring NORD back,” says Gena Warner, executive director of the Greater New Orleans Afterschool Partnership. “But we are so far from strategic planning. We’re just trying to right the ship right now.” “The time for action has come and passed,” Johnson adds. “And people are tired of waiting. They’re angry. They’re mad, and they have good reason to be.”

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“I THINK NORD IS A VERY BROKEN,DYSFUNCTIONAL system right now,” Fielkow says. “It’s woefully dysfunctional both in terms of funding and a governance structure, which over recent years has led to a leadership void and a politicization of the process.” The agency’s budget has been halved from $10 million to $5 million in the last 10 years, and it pales in comparison to the $40 million annual operating budget of the Baton Rouge Recreation Commission (BREC). Of BREC’s $40 million annual budget, $10 million goes to parkway and park maintenance; the other $30 million funds facilities and a wide variety of recreational programs. BREC’s governing structure was separated from Baton Rouge city government in the 1940s and is funded by a city millage. “I know things are pretty tough down in New Orleans for parks and recreation,” says Mike Proctor, finance director of BREC, who was born in New Orleans. “My dad was a parks director down there many years ago, and I keep up with the goings-on down there. It’s not pretty.” Proctor attributes BREC’s success to its separate dedicated funding stream, something New Orleans has considered as part of a best practices report undertaken by the city’s Recreation Citizens Advisory Panel. “The mayor doesn’t tell the school board what to do, and the city doesn’t tell the parks board what to do in Baton Rouge,” Proctor says. “They’re not in competition with the police department for funding, and people like the parks, so they vote to pay for them every time it comes around.” Mayor Landrieu supports the public-private partnership that the advisory panel has proposed, but he has balked at asking voters for a property tax to pay for the broken agency, which was a cornerstone of the advisory panel’s report. Instead, the mayor has suggested using the city’s general operating fund to double NORD’s budget from $5 million to $10 million next year. Meanwhile, Fielkow is pushing to reform NORD’s governing structure to reflect the public-private partnership suggested by the advisory panel. A charter referendum embodying the proposed reform will go before city voters in October. “You build the right organization, you build the right structure, you have an organized development department, and I think the money will come,” St. Etienne says. “I think the real issue is that the leadership of NORD, historically, has been beholden to the politics,” says Rod West, executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Entergy Corporation — and co-chair of Landrieu’s NORD transition team. “It’s been difficult to have a long-term strategy as the director of NORD if the election cycle happens every two-and-a-half to three years. We can talk about all of the esoteric issues, but when you’re talking about connecting programs to the kids, what you’re really talking about is money.” West says an independent governing structure for

NORD is most likely to woo back private-sector investment. “We want to hire a chief executive who doesn’t have his livelihood interrupted because there’s a new mayor in town,” he says. “When the private sector is making an investment, they’re looking for stability of leadership, clarity of strategy and predictable outcomes.” Over the last 30 years, NORD has seen 14 directors, and “from the private sector that says you have no stability in leadership or strategy,” West says. “And the private sector had disengaged because they no longer had confidence that the strategy they were investing in was going to be around long enough to see it through.”

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“They’re very concerned. They thought the facility would be open a year ago, and this is the Lil’ Wayne Foundation. We don’t want to lose not only this funder, but we don’t want to serve as a precedent for losing other grant money for the whole city.” “Our intention in granting these funds at the time that we did was to expedite the reopening of Harrell Park, and to make sure that the young people in that community had access to facilities for out-of-school programming in their own neighborhood,” Packer wrote in the letter. “We are disappointed that the project that we funded nearly two years ago has not yet been completed.” “The money’s still there,” St. Etienne says of Harrell Park. “We spent $50,000 on renovating the basketball courts. The other $150,000 is sitting in escrow, waiting for the capital projects team to approve it.”

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At age 19, Shante Anthony Franklin was cutting tracks for Master P and No Limit; in his mid-20s, he ran with Lil Wayne and Young Money. Now 29, the pedigreed MC is tasked with resurrecting dormant Rock-A-Fella Records, whose post-Jay-Z period begins with Curren$y’s (pictured) third LP, Pilot Talk. A delectable set of DJs — EF Cuttin, Chicken and Slab One — opens. Free admission.

Dita von teese Brings her lavish Burlesque shoW to neW orleans. by will Coviello he queen of new burlesque, Dita Von Teese has always worked controversy in her favor, making a name for herself as a dancer, fetish model and spouse of Marilyn Manson. She’s attained enough celebrity cachet to perform ever more infrequently while focusing more on endorsements — for Wonderbra, lingerie lines and now a high profile promotion with Cointreau, which is sponsoring two shows at the opening of Tales of the Cocktail.

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Who are your favorite vintage burlesque performers? Gypsy was my favorite. She was unique, creative, very intelligent, and she sort of fell into burlesque by accident, and made the most of what she had, with her creative sense and intellect. Her sister was actually the talented and beautiful one, and Gypsy overcame her challenges and became a greater star than her sister, who seemed to be meant for the stage. I love the stars who transcend and become, in spite of their shortcomings. There’s something about the magic that happens when ambition and creativity become more important than God-given talent. ... It’s a little bit like how people always said about Madonna, “Oh, she can’t really sing.” I would take a small fabulous dose of Madonna over someone being boring and doing vocal gymnastics any day! In an age of “leaked” sex tapes, you’ve become more famous and built a brand out of glamorous frills and a

New Orleans natives Jay and Mark Duplass are set for their first major studio release, Cyrus. In the offbeat comedy, a down-on-his-luck divorced man (John C. Reilly) falls for a woman (Marisa Tomei) and finds himself rivaling her son (Jonah Hill) with an Oedipal complex. Jay Duplass will attend the screening and a reception afterward. Tickets $12 general admission, $10 New Orleans Film Society members.

Kelli sCArr the shivers 15 with 10 p.m. Thursday AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www.marignytheatre.org JUL

retro tease act. Did you figure out the key to managing sex appeal? I think it is interesting that in America, it’s OK if you make some sex tape and then make it seem accidental, and then the next step is to apologize profusely... but if I intentionally make a highly stylized erotic or fetishistic film, or perform a striptease where I am in control, and it has no relation to real sex, or even revealing my personal sex life, it is still frowned upon ... In my opinion, sex appeal is about confidence and being in control of your own sexuality, and that is a lot of what burlesque is about...

Dita Von Teese performs her remixed champagne glass act. Photo by aaron SettiPane

For NPR’s Project Song, Kelli Scarr and collaborator Moby wrote and recorded “Gone to Sleep” in a single sitting. The Cat Powered piano-and-vocal tracks on her debut Piece (due July 27 on Silence Breaks) jelled more slowly, chronicling the Brooklyn chanteuse’s three-year journey from day jobs to international arenas. The Shivers open. Call club for ticket information.

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DITA VON TEESE AND SPECIAL GUESTS 9 P.m. mon.-tue., June 19-20 houSe of blueS, 225 DeCatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.Com tiCketS $28.50

What will you be doing in the upcoming show? All of the acts I am performing will be new to New Orleans, and actually, have rarely been performed in the United States. I’m bringing my most opulent act, “The Opium Den” … And I’m bringing my “Be Cointreaversial” act, which is the grander version of my martini glass number. I am also doing a third act, but still trying to figure out which one to bring, but it will be new to New Orleans, too. Dita had plenty more to say. Visit www.bestofneworleans.com for the full interview.

A double bill of new works by local writers includes Kat Bedrij’s film Better Now and Gabrielle Reisman’s I Want Sex All the Time. The play is a humorous and warm take on famous female theatrical characters, including Shakespeare’s Cleopatra and King Lear’s daughters, revisiting their plights from their own perspectives. Call 948-4167 for reservations. Tickets $15.

Even as he turns 99, Lionel Ferbos still has to work on his birthday. By Will Coviello The world’s most senior active jazz musician takes the bandstand at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Court Jazz Cafe (1204 Decatur St., 525-0200; www.palmcourtjazzcafe. com). The trumpeter played with legends including Harold Dejan and carries on the tradition at the Palm Court, which also was home to Danny Barker and George Lewis. Join him in celebrating a remarkable life in jazz.

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Gambit : You don’t draw a distinction between burlesque and stripping, but you’re the queen of burlesque. What’s essential for an act to be burlesque? Dita: For me, and according to factual history, American burlesque queens always incorporated a striptease and a degree of nudity. It upsets me that with the commercialization of burlesque, the strip is being removed. Burlesque never was just about retro dancing girls, or just about the “tease” or seduction. It was about a reveal, and always, always, always incorporated striptease. The greatest star of all, Gypsy Rose Lee, who went on to make films, write books and become a part of mainstream Hollywood, took her clothes off to music onstage, and it sickens me to see modern Hollywood trying to rewrite history and make striptease a bad word, all the while using the term burlesque. … [S]triptease, when done properly, can be beautiful, creative and legitimately entertaining. … (People) take away the strip, maybe add some feathers and sequins, and talk about how “classy” they are compared to strippers. A great burlesque act is more than merely striptease, but it’s also much more than merely corsets, feathers and red lipstick ...

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(Self-released) f New Orleans bands often operate like slot machines — different combinations built from the same components — then singer/guitarist James Hayes, bassist Isidore Grisoli and drummer Dan Fox are the cherries, melon and lucky No. 7 of the local punk scene, popping up in various permutations over the years with every pull of the lever: Hatchback, Faeries, Red Beards, Big Baby. The trio hits pay dirt with this latest outfit, whose concise debut (nine songs spanning 29 minutes) offers the most cohesive, impacting and tuneful vehicle for their talents. Gambit’s “Ear to the Ground: New Orleans” LimeWire compilation already sampled the best of this band; “Sheepskin and Stone,” which leads off the album with grinding guitars and a triumphant, fist-pumping vocal hook by Hayes, earned it early but not unfounded sobriquets like “Dinosaur III.” The eight tracks that follow are frequently just as captivating, and a refreshing crapshoot — or as much as a high-gain, guitar/ bass/drums setup can be. While J. Mascis and Lou Barlow’s group remains the most reliable touchstone — chugging centerpieces “Comatose” and “Never Ender” sound lifted straight off an ’80s alt-rock set list — the band also successfully feels out the angst-ridden, underground grunge of Elliott Smith’s Heatmiser origins (“Stained Sleeve”) and the heart-on-sleeve shouts of more modern, minimalist noisemakers like Despistado and Japandroids (“Workhorse,” “Wait Now”). A firm command of dynamics is key to this kind of music, and it’s on full display on “Uno,” a soft, simple guitar riff growing with every bar to a back-breaking denouement before the band mercifully calls off the dogs. You might even call it beautiful.

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he mind-altering properties of banana peels and Angel’s Trumpets are well documented, but do azalea flowers possess unknown psychotropic effects? The Other Planets start off new album Hello Beams eating them on “High Beams,” the latest of the space travelers’ punny, druggy inspirations (see: Eightballs in Angola, “Bo Diddley’s Opium Nightmare,” et. al.), and what transpires afterward can only be described as a flowery head trip. Outlined by a nearly incessant beach-ball rhythm and brightly colored with queasy clarinets and guitars, the record finds the longstanding band’s fearless leaders, cofrontmen Anthony Cuccia and Dr. Jimbo Walsh, pinch-hitting for each other with woozy, pitch-bending vocals and moving farther away from jokey prog jazz and toward psychedelic, sunbeamed pop. That’s not to say they’ve lost their sense of humor — this may be the silliest Planets platter yet, with a pervading cheekiness that soaks through the lyrics and saturates the music. Second track title “Slaphappathy” just about sums it up: Syd Barrett sets, Frank Zappa spikes. Via rich harmonic vocals doubled to infinity, “The Date” hilariously sullies Mother Goose’s name with its Andrew Dice Clay tale of a cocaine dealer retiring to the Bywater (“Hangin’ in the corner spot/ Wonder who Jack Horner’s got/ That same f—kin’ creep who’s f—kin’ Little Bo Peep”). The sounds start to run together on the back side as “Downstream” tries mixing things up with an unfortunate, uncharted detour into reggae. But the LP ends with one of its weirdest cuts: the tempo-twisting “Waltz Mart,” an alternately breezy and freaky boat ride on Willy Wonka’s chocolate river that’s full of ominous queries (“What will you do when it happens to you?/ What will you say when you’re going away?”) and anatomical non sequiturs (“He’s got no ears on his head!”). It’ll be OK, pal — have another azalea.

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house of Blues (Parish) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Otep, Iwrestledbearonce, Stray From the Path, Bury Tomorrow, 8 howlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wolf (The den) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Booty Trove Brass Band, 9 kerry irish PuB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chip Wilson, 9

louieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corner Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wednesdays at the Point feat. Flow Tribe, 6 The Maison â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Teddy Bear Elvis, 7; Catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pajamas, 10

MoJo sTaTion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ed Wills, Blues for Sale, 8

new orleans arena â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Michael Buble, 8

one eyed Jacks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Protomen, Super 8 Bit Brothers, Adventures of

le Bon TeMPs roule â&#x20AC;&#x201D; C.R. Gruver, 7; Juice, 11

Age of Aquarium The L.A./LA alliance between the Angeleno music blog Aquarium Drunkard (www.aquariumdrunkard.com) and One Eyed Jacks runs deeper than a shared taste in rock bands. Justin Gage (who writes the former) and Scott Simoneaux (who books the latter) form the creative team behind Autumn Tone Records, and their partnership has proved a symbiotic relationship, luring terrific, previously unheard-of West Coast acts like the Henry Clay People to New Orleans and inking locally born artist Blair Gimma to her first label deal. It was a formality, then, that Futurebirds, Autumn Toneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest discovery, would eventually make its way to Toulouse Street. Unerring debut LP Hamptonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lullaby, due July 27, divvies its affections between the soaring, reverb-caked barnyard country of early My Morning Jacket and the windmilling, wheelspinning Southern rock of Athens, Ga., homeys the Whigs. The band performs between headliners and well-worn Jersey folk-rockers Roadside Graves (authors of three fine Autumn Tone releases, most recently, the March EP You Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Be Happy With Me) and carbonated NOLA homers the Blue Party. Tickets $10. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Noah Bonaparte Pais

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Futurebirds with Roadside Graves and the Blue Party 10 p.m. Friday One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks.net

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rock â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bowl â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Joe Krown, 8:30 rusTy nail â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jenn Howard, 8

snug harBor Jazz BisTro â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Delfeayo Marsalis & Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10

sPoTTed caT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brett Richardson, 4; Loose Marbles, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 yuki izakaya â&#x20AC;&#x201D; By and By, 8

Thursday 15 Banks sTreeT Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dave Jordan & the Neighborhood Improvement Association, 9 The Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Faceblaster, Omean, War Amps, 9 Bayou Park Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ron Hotstream, 9 Big alâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saloon â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Danny Alexanderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blues Jam, 8

BMc â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Low-Stress Quintet, 7; Turnip Greens, 10

4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9

The Maison â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Happy Jack Frequency, 9; Abney Effect, 9 MaPle leaf Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Trio, 10

old PoinT Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Adam Crochet & I Tell You What, 9

ouTer Banks Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Creepy Fest feat. Concrete Shoes, Donkey Puncher, Nemesis Destroyer, 10pm rock â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bowl â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Liâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Nathan, 8:30 yuki izakaya â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wazozo, 8

friday 16 61 Blues highway â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jack Yoder & Liâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l G Delta Blues, 8

Banks sTreeT Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Groovesect, 10

Bayou Park Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Crystal Rivers, 10 Blue nile â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mykia Jovan & Jason Butler, 8; Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, 11

carrollTon sTaTion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cortland Burke & Friends, 9:30

BMc â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sasha Masakowski, 7; Fredy Omar Con Su Banda, 10:30; Medianoche International, 1 a.m.

circle Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sam and Boone, 6; Mahayla, Tangle, 10

circle Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jim O. & Sporadic Fanatics, 6; Felix, Lovey Dovies, 10

check PoinT charlie â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ashton Nyte, 11

cafe negril â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John Lisi & the Delta Funk, 9

d.B.a. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Andrew Duhon, 7; George French, 10

cluB 7140 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Michael Ward, 8

hi-ho lounge â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stooges Brass Band, 9:30

hosTel new orleans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Uniquity feat. Slangston Hughes and Elliot Luv, 11 kerry irish PuB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dave James & Tim Robertson, 9 liTTle TroPical isle â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Al Hebert,

d.B.a. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Good Enough for Good Times, 10 hi-ho lounge â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Big Rock Candy Mountain, Vox & the Hound, 10

howlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wolf â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Southern Gothic Festival feat. Platform One, Frausun, Suicide Assyst and others, 9 howlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wolf (The den) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Birdfinger, Big Blue Marble, 9

MaPle leaf Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Radiators, 10

old PoinT Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; J the Savage, 9:30 PalM courT Jazz cafe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Clive Wilson, Palm Court Jazz Band, Gerald Adams, 8

PreservaTion hall â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Steve Pistorious, 8 rePuBlic new orleans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Booty Trove Brass Band, 10

rock â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bowl â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wiseguys, 9:30 rusTy nail â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sofa Kings, 10

The sainT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Creepy Fest feat. Nassty Habits, Toxic Rott, Bills, Makeshift Lover, 10

snug harBor Jazz BisTro â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ellis Marsalis Trio feat. Johnaye Kendrick, 8 & 10 sT. roch Tavern â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Way, 9

TiPiTinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Honey Island Swamp Band, Tangle, 10

ToMMyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wine Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tommyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Latin Jazz Quartet feat. Matthew Shilling, 10

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Bacchanal â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gypsy Swing Club, 8

Banks sTreeT Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Beckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Night of 1000 Bands Birthday Bash, 10 BMc â&#x20AC;&#x201D; New Orleans Jazz Series, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 6:30; Bo Dollis Jr. & the Wild Magnolias, 9:30; One Mind Brass Band, 9:30 carrollTon sTaTion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Help, Hons, 9:30 circle Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jazzholes, 6; Au Ras Au Ras, King Rey, Child Bite, 10 dos Jefes uPTown cigar Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Acoustic Swiftness, 10

green rooM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Blower Motor, Slow the Knife, 10 howlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wolf â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Southern Gothic Festival feat. Spiritual Bats, Sullen Serenade, Cyanotic and others, 9 howlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wolf (The den) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Southern Gothic Festival feat. Epenthesis, Strap on Halo, Nadjia, Torrent Vaccine, 10 kerry irish PuB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Paul Tobin & Heidi Campbell, 5; Rites of Passage, 9

le Bon TeMPs roule â&#x20AC;&#x201D; R. Scully & the Rough Seven, 11 louisiana Music facTory â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A.J. Loria, 2; Troy Turner, 3

The Maison â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Loose Marbles, 7; Six Pack Deep (penthouse), 10; Easy Company, 10 MaPle leaf Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 101 Runners feat. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, 10 old PoinT Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lynn Drury, 9:30 one eyed Jacks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; New Orleans Bingo! Show, 9

PalM courT Jazz cafe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lionel Ferbos 99th Birthday feat. Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 rivershack Tavern â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Broken Heart Pharaohs, 9:30

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Revue, 9:30

Snug Harbor Jazz biStro — Steve Turre Quartet feat. Herlin Riley, 8 & 10

Spotted Cat — Kristina Morales Jazz Group, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10 tipitina’S — Groovesect, Gravy, 10

Sunday 18 bMC — Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 9; George Sartin & Jack Cruz Project, midnight

CirCle bar — Micah McKee & friends, 6; Lonely Horse, Marc Cogman, Ben LaCoeur, 10 Kerry iriSH pub — Irish Session, 5; Schatzy & Company, 8:30 tHe MaiSon — St. Claude Serenaders, 4; Larry Scala & the Rhythm Jesters, 7; Margie Perez, 10 palM Court Jazz Cafe — Tom Fischer, Sunday Night Swingsters, 8 tHe preCinCt — Funk Express, 7:30

Snug Harbor Jazz biStro — Steve Turre Quartet feat. Herlin Riley, 8 & 10

St. CHarleS tavern — Maryflynn Thomas, 10 a.m. tooloulaS — Arrivals, 9

Monday 19 baCCHanal — Jonathan Freilich, 7:30 banKS Street bar — Earphunk, 9

bMC — Fun in the Pocket feat. Mayumi Shara & Reinaldo, 6; Smoky Greenwell’s Monday Night Blues Jam, 9:30 CirCle bar — Mike Darby, Abita Blues, 10

donna’S bar & grill — Les Getrex & the Blues All-Star Band, 9 green rooM — Todd Lemoine, 10

Hi-Ho lounge — Blue Grass Pickin’ Party, 8

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tHe MaiSon — Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 7; Musicians Open Jam feat. Soul Project, 10 preServation Hall — 726 Jazz Band feat. Ernie Elly, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz biStro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; Dominic Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 tooloulaS — Riptide, 9

zeitgeiSt Multi-diSCiplinary artS Center — A Billion Ernies, Stuck Lucky, Davin McCoy, Informant, Fatter Than Albert, 7

classical/concerts downtown Covington — Columbia Street, (985) 892-1873 — Fri: Sunset at the Landing presents Productive Conflict feat. Vic LaRocca, Glasgow, 7 St. anna’S epiSCopal CHurCH — 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121 — Wed: Mission to Musicians Concert Series feat. Wilson & Moore, 7:30

trinity epiSCopal CHurCH — 1329 Jackson

Ave., 522-0276; www.trinitynola.com — Thu: Trinity Artist Series presents Evensong Choir, 6:30; Sun: Javier Olondo, 5; Mon: Taize, 6

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Now ShowiNg THE A-TEAM (PG-13) — Liam

Neeson stars in the bigscreen adaption of the 1980s action TV show. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

CITY ISLAND (PG-13) — A prison guard takes his long-lost son home to his family, which is already filled with secrets. Canal Place DESPICABLE ME (PG) — Steve

Carell, Kristen Wiig, Jason Segel and others provide the voices in this animated comedy about orphans who see dad potential in a diabolical supervillan. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (R) — The Swedish

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JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK (R) — The film is a glimpse

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THE LAST AIRBENDER (PG) — In M. Night Shyamalan’s

fantasy film, the Fire nation launches a centuries-long war against the Earth, Water and Air nations. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

PREDATORS (R) — Mercenary

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PLEASE GIVE (R) — A woman

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SOLITARY MAN (R) — A once

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TOY STORY 3 (G) — Woody,

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (PG-13) — Bella is torn

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opeNiNg weDNeSDAY THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE (PG) — Nicholas Cage stars in

the modern take on the classic short film sequence from Disney’s Fantasia.

SpeciAl ScreeNiNgS THE BIG LEBOWSKI (R) — A

slacker, mistaken for a millionaire with the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug in the Coen brothers film. Tickets $8. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 8912787; www.theprytania.com

THE COMPLETE METROPOLIS (NR) — The newest version

of the iconic silent film contains 25 minutes of recently discovered and digitally restored footage. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students/seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. zeitgeistinc.net

CYRUS (R) — The New Orleans

Film Society presents a screening and reception with local filmmaker Jay Duplass. A Q&A with JDuplass follows the screening. Tickets $12 general admission, $10 New Orleans Film Society members. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com

DOUBLE TAKE (NR) — Johan Grimonprez’s montage uses Alfred Hitchcock’s films and TV appearances. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students/seniors, $5 members. 9:15 p.m. Friday and Sunday, 4 p.m. Saturday, then 9:15 p.m. July 20-22, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; www.zeitgeistinc.net ELECTRIC CHAIR (NR) — The

1985 classic stars Victor Argo and screens in conjunction with Zombie Town. Tickets $5, free with admission to Zombie Town. 10 p.m. Saturday, Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com FIORILE (NR) — Two children

learn of a curse on their family that has lasted 200 years. The screening is a part of the

library’s Italian Film Festival and features commentary by Paul Cimino. Free admission. 5:30 p.m. Monday, St. Tammany Parish Library, Covington Branch, 310 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 8936280; www.sttammany.lib. la.us/covington.html

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THE JEFF KOONS SHOW (NR) —

Alison Chernick‘s documentary is a comprehensive and comical retrospective of the artist’s career. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students/ seniors, $5 members. 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, then July 20-22, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. zeitgeistinc.net

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (NR) — The Marx brothers wreak

havoc in an opera house in the 1935 film. Free admission. 8 p.m. Monday, La Divina Cafe e Gelateria, 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com

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OWNING THE WEATHER (NR) — The film explores Confirmation #:

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SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (NR) —

Gene Kelly stars in the musical comedy. Tickets $5.50. Noon Saturday-Sunday and June 21, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com STONEWALL UPRISING (NR) —

The film depicts the events and social climate surrounding the 1969 police raid of the Greenwich Village gay bar. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students/seniors, $5 members. 5:30 p.m. TuesdayThursday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; www.zeitgeistinc.net AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), 429-9090; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), 734-2020; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), 734-2020; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), 734-2020; Canal Place, 363-1117; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, 468-7231; Prytania, 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 5276012

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OPENING ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www. sttammanyart.org — “Summer

Show,” a group exhibition of juried works by artists across the country, through Aug. 15. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

GALLERIES ALL IN THE FRAME GALLERY. 2596 Front St., Slidell, (985) 2901395 — “Serene Waters, Clear Horizons,” paintings by Annie Strack, ongoing.

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

by Robert Berguson, Robert Lansden and Dale Newkirk, through Aug. 15th.

COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; www.coupdoeilartconsortium. com — “Dew Point,” a group

show featuring 12 artists, through July 24. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — Annual group exhibition featuring sculptures, paintings and mixed-media works by gallery artists, through Aug. 3. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “Cold Drink,” a printmaking invitational featuring 31 regional and national printmakers, through Saturday. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront.org — “SPORTS,” an interactive multi-media experience by Dave Greber, Adam Montegut, Roel Miranda and others, through Aug. 8. GALLERY BIENVENU. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www.gallerybienvenu. com — “Transfer,” prints by Teresa Cole, through July 22.

THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery. com — “Treasures of the Gulf,” a group exhibition featuring more than 12 artists, through July.

GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., 616-7427; www. goodchildrengallery.com — “Is Oil Here?: A Snapshot,” video and pictures by Robert Hannant; “Last Line of Defense,” documentation of interventions in the wetlands Rajko Radovanovic; both through Aug. 7.

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

“Dog Star,” a group exhibition featuring Oscar Quesada, through July. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery.com —

“reconsidered,” new paintings by Stephen Hoskins, through July 28. JULIE NEILL DESIGNS. 3908 Magazine St., 899-4201; www. julieneill.com — “Facade,” photographs by Lesley Wells, ongoing. JUPITER ARTPROJECTS. 1901 Royal St., 281-4230; www.jupiterartprojects.com — “Can’t Knock Tha Hustle,” works in response to Nigerian scam artists by Terrence Sanders, through Thursday. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com — “Growing Pains,” a group exhibition curated by Christy Wood; “Our Gulf Coast,” a group exhibition featuring works inspired by the Gulf Coast; both through July 24. METAIRIE PARK COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL. 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www.mpcds. com — “The Unconventional

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

review Birds of a Feather

As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, people cope and respond any way they can. In some Gulf-themed art shows around town, the work tends to express either idealized views of what we risk losing or more biting commentaries protesting the disastrous effects of an industry run amok. The Gulf: Works Completed Before the BP Oil Spill at Arthur Roger Gallery features an array of provocative pieces that occasionally seem downright prophetic. For instance, Jacqueline Bishop’s haunting Trespass is an assemblage of bird replicas interwoven with baby shoes and other flotsam all rendered in a black, oil slick-like finish. Allison Stewart’s Silent Sign landscape painting resembles a marsh mired in oily muck, and Simon Gunning’s idle trawlers at dusk look fraught and portentously fateful. Our Gulf Coast at LeMieux contains a slightly sunnier and sometimes more recent mix. Billy Solitario’s tranquil realist Gulf coast scenes are typical of his oeuvre, but his less familiar still-life paintings include some big fat glistening oysters as well as a beautifully painted pair of fish wrapped in newspaper that, viewed closely, contains news stories about the spill. A rare work of current vintage, it’s an instant classic. More realist works appear at the Garden District Gallery, including one of Auseklis Ozols’ pelican paintings (pictured), a view of our state bird looking heroic atop a piling, unsullied wings partially outstretched and bathed in the golden glow of the sun breaking between storm clouds. A patriotic vision, it’s dedicated to the great Ocean Springs artist Walter Anderson, and he of all people would understand: Here, our coast is our culture. Now as in ancient times, the pelican is a sacred creature, a symbol that should never be defiled. — D. Eric Bookhardt

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The Gulf: Works Completed Before the BP Oil Spill Arthur Roger @ 434, 434 Julia St., 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com

Our Gulf Coast: Group Show of Gulf Coast Art LeMieux Galleries, 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com

Treasures of the Gulf: Group Exhibition of Gulf Coast Art The Garden District Gallery, 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery.com

NEW ORLEANS ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111; www.noafa.com —

Student art exhibition, through July 24.

NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — “Glisten With Glass, Print and Metal,” works by Michelle Knox, David Lindsley, Melissa Clark and Carrie Quandt, through

July.

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www. octaviaartgallery.com — “The

Colors of Summer,” a group show of gallery and invited artists featuring mixed-media paintings, drawings and photographs, through July. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Works on

Paper,” works by Stephanie Hierholzer and Amanda Sibley, through July. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “The Talented Tenth: African American Artists and Musicians of the Harlem Renaissance, the W.P.A. and Beyond,” through July. STUDIO 525. 525 E. Boston St., Covington; www.studio525covington.com — Works by Sarah Dunn, through July.

CALL FOR ARTISTS LOS INVISIBLES. Documentary photos of the Latino immigrant workers who aided in the reconstruction of post-Katrina New Orleans are sought for a juried exhibition at Barrister’s Gallery. Email jose@torrestama. com for details. Submission deadline is July 30.

MY NEW ORLEANS: PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS OF A CITY IN TRANSITION. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Company, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts. com — Artists of any medium

are invited to submit works expanding on impressions of New Orleans life, culture, food, art and music for the November exhibition. Email rhinocrafts@ yahoo.com for details. Submission deadline is Thursday.

PROTECT OUR WETLANDS, PROTECT OURSELVES VIDEO CAMPAIGN. The Charitable Film

Network invites participants to make videos about environmental issues facing Gulf Coast communities for a chance to win cash and prizes. Visit www. charitablefilmnetwork.org for details. Submission deadline is Aug. 6.

MUSEUMS AMERICAN-ITALIAN MUSEUM & RESEARCH LIBRARY. 537 S. Peters St., 522-7294 — Permanent

exhibits of jazz artists, a St. Joseph’s altar replica, the Louisiana Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame and a research library with genealogy records.

ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — “Ashe in Retrospect: 19982008,” photographs by Morris Jones Jr., Eric Waters, Jeffrey Cook and others, ongoing.

BACKSTREET CULTURAL MUSEUM. 1116 St. Claude Ave., 522-4806; www.backstreetmuseum.org — Permanent exhibits

of Mardi Gras Indian suits, jazz funeral memorabilia and social aid and pleasure club artifacts, ongoing.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” studentcreated quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing.

HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — “Katrina +

5: Documenting Disaster,” an oral history and photography project with historical maps, documents and a multimedia presentation, through Sept. 12.

LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — “Unti-

tled No. 6029,” sculpture by Eric Dallimore, through December. “Serigraphs from the Toussaint L’Ouverture Series, 1986-1997,” by Jacob Lawrence, through Thursday.

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

Neighborhood: A Hands-On Exhibit”; “Fetch,” a scavenger hunt designed to develop problem-solving skills; “Team Turtle Training Camp,” handson exhibit designed to teach kids how to make healthy choices; all ongoing. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 568-6968 — “Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause,” an interactive exhibit exploring the damaging effects of illegal drugs, through Nov. 24. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state. la.us — “Unsung Heroes: The

Secret History of Louisiana Rock & Roll,” through May. “The Cabildo: 200 Years of Louisiana History,” ongoing.

NEW ORLEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; www.noaam.com — “Sumpt’n to See, Native Son

Comes Home,” paintings by Ted Ellis; “Drapetomania: A Disease Called Freedom,” a collection of artifacts by Derrick Joshua Beard; both through November.

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org —

“SWEET Suite Louisiana,” color intaglio prints by Warrington Colescott; “Beyond the Blues: Reflections on African America from the Fine Arts Collection of the Amistad Research Center,” a selection of works from African-American artists, and more. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org —

“Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues,” photographs by William Ferris, and more.

SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.southernfood. org — “Acadian to Cajun: Forced

Migration to Commercialization,” a multimedia exhibit, and more. TEKREMA CENTER FOR ART AND CULTURE. 5640 Burgundy St., 247-2612 — “Healing Waters:

Reflections of the Gulf,” an exhibition and meditation site, through August. For complete listings, visit www.bestofneworleans.com.

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works on view by appointment only at Octavia Gallery. Works by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others. AORTA PROJECTS. Poland Avenue and North Miro Street; www.aortaprojects.blogspot.com — “Blue Fence,” installation by Jennifer Odem, through December. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Group exhibition of gallery artists, through July. ART GALLERY 818. 818 Royal St., 524-6918 — Paintings, sculpture and jewelry by local artists Noel Rockmore, Michael Fedor, Xavier de Callatay, Charles Bazzell, Bambi deVille and Ritchie Fitzgerald, ongoing. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com — “The Gulf: Works Completed Before the BP Oil Spill,” a group exhibition of gallery artists, through Saturday. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 525-2767; www. barristersgallery.com — “Hurricanes, Hand Grenades and Other Delightful Things,” oil on canvas by Scott Guion, through Saturday. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www.byrdiesgallery.com — “Gulf Spray,” oil spill-inspired spray paint art, through Aug. 10. CANARY GALLERY. 329 Julia St., 388-7746; www.thecanarycollective.com — “Images from the End of the Earth,” photographs of Grand Isle by Zack Smith. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; www. carolrobinsongallery.com — “30 Year Anniversary Exhibition,” works by David Goodman, John Oles, Christina Goodman and Jere Allen, through July. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; www. coleprattgallery.com — “Details: Works on Paper,” paperworks

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TheaTeR Wednesday Night Comedy Carol Pennington

July 14 • 7:30pm & 9:30pm Coming soon: Billy D. Washington (7/21)

BETTER NOW/I WANT SEX ALL THE TIME. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St.

Claude Ave., 218-5778; www.marignytheatre.org — The theater and Clove Productions hosts a double bill of short plays by two up-andcoming playwrights. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through July 30. BLACKBIRD. Elm Theatre, 220 Julia

St., 218-0055; www.elmtheatre. org — A Gulf War veteran and a drug-addicted former stripper cling to each other in hopes of escaping their grim lives. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Aug. 14.

Thursdays - Karaoke, Live Band & Ladies Night Budweiser specials throughout the night. Ladies enjoy 2-for-1 mixed drink specials.

Karaoke • 8:30pm-9:30pm The Topcats • July 15 • 9:30pm-1:30am Coming soon: No Idea (7/22)

CATS. Playmakers Theater, 19106

Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 893-1671; www. playmakersinc.com — The theater hosts a production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Tickets $25 adults, $15 students. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through July 25.

DEBAUCHERY. Le Chat Noir, 715 St.

Charles Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com — Mark Routhier directs Matthew Mickal, Sean Patterson, Jessica Podewell, Gary Rucker and Mandy Zirkenbach in Pat Bourgeois’s soap opera. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN. Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 862-3214 — The children’s theater group presents. Tickets $8. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday. RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL. Attractions Salon, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 639-8294 — The off-Broadway musical tells the story of a dull housewife and her talented 8-yearold daughter who is desperate to perform. Tickets $17. 8 p.m. FridaySaturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, then 8 p.m. July 23-24. THE STREETCAR PROJECT: A DRAMATIC PRACTICUM. New Orleans

Louisiana Saturday Nights 5 Finger Discount July 17 • 9:30pm-1:30am Coming soon: Bag of Donuts (7/24)

Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University, Dixon Hall Lab Theater, 865-5106; www.neworleansshakespeare.com — Mark Routhier directs five scenes from A Streetcar Named Desire in a workshop format with actors from InSideOut Productions and Southern Rep. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. THEATRE IN A VAN. Various locations,

Where the Locals Party, Play... and Win! 504.366.7711 4132 Peters Road • Harvey

boomtownneworleans.com/boomers-nightclub Must be 21. Entertainment start times may vary. Shows are subject to change. ©2010 Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.

GAMBLING PROBLEM? C A L L 8 7 7. 7 7 0 . S T O P

visit website for details — The New York-based theater company stops in New Orleans to perform two original 15-minute plays in a small bus. Visit www.theatreinavan. com for details. Tickets $5 per each 15-minute show. 8 p.m. SaturdayMonday.

VERBATIM VERBOTEN. AllWays

Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 2185778; www.marignytheatre.org — Actors perform staged transcripts

GeT in on THe AcT Midnight Friday. RICKY GRAHAM’S 2010 RENEW REVUE. Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles

review dead Zone The bone-chilling 1968 horror movie Night of the Living Dead featured zombies feasting on human flesh. Tim Bauer’s Zombie Town is an offbeat comic take on that gory tale. Under Mark Routhier’s direction, the spirited cast had the opening night audience raising the roof with laughter. Five actors share the challenging task of bringing to life the zombie-infested backwoods town of Harwood, Texas, as well as a trendy theater commune from San Francisco in town to interview the survivors of the invasion in order to create a documentary play about it. The zombies are corpses in various stages of decay. They have returned from their graves, and defeating them is a problem on the order of squaring the circle: how do you kill a dead man? Euclid or Mary Shelley may know the answer, but the countrified folks of the town and the sophisticated Haight-Ashbury thespians are in a panic. I suppose it’s our inner Zombies that make us laugh at such bloodthirsty shenanigans, as we meet the former mayor, an accountant, a hardware store owner, a tavern owner, an ex-hippie, a gravedigger, a radio DJ and various members of the commune. “There ain’t no zombies,” one says, “just your garden variety re-animitated corpses.” What’s re-animating them? Radioactivity from the Manhattan Project via rain that’s seeping into the cemetery. In any case, Slash (Chris Kaminstein), the ex-hippie, wants to make time with an underage woman (Natalie Boyd) and suggests they get beer and go dancing on the graves at the cemetery. Soon, the radio jock interrupts the music to announce the town is beset by “roving bands of murderers who eat the flesh of their victims,” an allusion to H.G. Wells’ infamous The War of the Worlds radio show. Before long, Slash, the tavern owner and the accountant are trapped in a house and struggling to survive. The show is the first full production in the partnership between Southern Rep and Le Chat Noir. It stars Natalie Boyd, Kerry Cahill, Gamal Abdul Chasten, Chris Kaminstein and Zach Rogers. Sara Zoghbi designed the apt costumes and Su Gonczy designed the effective lighting. — Dalt Wonk

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Zombie Town 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat.; 6 p.m. Sun. Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com Tickets $21

Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com — Ricky Graham’s cabaret show celebrates life in New Orleans. Tickets $32 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Monday.

STORYVILLE STARLETTES. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 523-7469; www.theshadowboxtheatre.com — The burlesque troupe presents its Sexy Summer Sampler Show. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday.

audiTions BARBERSHOP HARMONY SOCIETY.

Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; www.ctk-nola.org — The Greater New Orleans Chapter holds new member auditions for its Mardi Gras Chorus. Call 363-9001 or visit www.mardigraschorus.org for details. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, Orleans Avenue, between City Park Avenue and Navarre Street; www.dcc.edu — The chorus holds weekly auditions for women ages 16 and older for its original show A Streetcar Named Who Dat to be performed in October. Call 453-0858 or visit www.crescentcitysound.com for details. 7 p.m. Monday. JEFFERSON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY. Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave.,

Westwego, 885-2000; www.jpas. org — The theater hosts auditions for its productions of The Sound of Music, La Boheme and A Christmas Story. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 885-2000 ext. 204 or email production@jpas.org for details. Youth auditions 9:30 a.m., adult auditions 1 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy BP SUCKS! COMEDY SPILL. Vaso,

500 Frenchmen St. — A portion of the comedy show’s proceeds benefit the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s oil spill relief effort. Visit http://comedyspill.eventbrite. com for details. Tickets $15, $10 in advance. 9 p.m. Saturday.

COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love

of verbal gaffes of notable people. Tickets $7 (includes one drink). 7 p.m. Sundays through July 25.

Brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday.

THE WEDDING SINGER. Le Petit

Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 2185778; www.marignytheatre.org — The cabaret revue features a rotating slate of women performing poetry, comedy, dance, music and storytelling. Tickets $7 (includes one drink). 8 p.m. Tuesdays through July 29.

Théâtre du Vieux Carré, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081; www.lepetittheatre.com — The theater hosts a production of the stage-musical adaptation of the 1998 film. Tickets $23-$60. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through July 25.

CORDELIA WAS THE FOOL. AllWays

DITA VON TEESE. House of Blues,

BuRlesque & CaBaReT

225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. hob.com — The burlesque artist performs with special guests from Bustout Burlesque. Tickets $28.50. 9 p.m. Monday-Tuesday.

BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin

THE MIDNIGHT REVUE. Starlight

Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www.sonesta. com — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Leon “Kid Chocolate”

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

Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 4006145 — The bar hosts a free weekly stand-up comedy show. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

GROUND ZERO COMEDY. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 309-7137 — The show features local stand-up comedians. Sign-up is 7:30 p.m. Show is 8 p.m. STAND UP ST. BERNARD! Frederick

J. Sigur Civic Center, 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 278-4242 — The comedy show featuring Jodi Borello, RedBean, Scotland Green and others benefits the Youth Rescue Initiative of St. Bernard. Tickets $20. 9 p.m. Saturday.

STUPID TIME MACHINE. Avenue Pub, 1732 St. Charles Ave., 586-9243 — The improv group performs a weekly comedy show. Tickets $1-$6. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. For complete listings, visit www. bestofneworleans.com.


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family Wednesday 14 START WITH ART. Ogden Museum

of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 5399600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — Parents and children 18 months to 5 years old experience music and art to nurture rhythm, movement and self-expression. Call 539-9608, or email kbarron@ogdenmuseum. org for details. Admission $45 for the three-week session, $15 for each additional child; free for members. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Saturday 17 ICE CREAM SOCIAL . Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — Creole Creamery provides the ice cream at the event that also includes face painting, lawn games and LA/SPCA pet adoptions. Call 488-5488 ext. 320 or email jgick@longuevue.com for details. Admission $8, $6 members, free for children. 10 a.m. to noon. IRWIN’S BIRTHDAY MAGIC .

Children’s Castle, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 468-7231 — Irwin Royes, the World’s Smallest Magician, hosts a birthday celebration that includes cake for the audience. Admission $5. 11:30 a.m.

MUSIC FOR ALL AGES. New Orleans

events Tuesday 13 BYWATER NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING . Academy

of the Holy Angels, 3600 St. Claude Ave. — All Bywater residents are encouraged to attend. Visit www. bywater.org for details. 7 p.m. FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS WORKSHOP. Marrero Community

Center, 1425 Marrero Road, 3495454 — The program discusses financial fitness and other pertinent information for first-time homebuyers. Call 736-6159 for details. 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP. Preservation Resource

Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., 5817032; www.prcno.org — A Red Cross representative leads a session on hurricane preparedness. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Wednesday 14 BEING GOOD STEWARDS OF GOD’S CREATION SERIES. Parkway

Presbyterian Church, 6200 Camphor St. — Alley Utley discusses “Living Locally in a Global Market.” 7 p.m.

FRENCH QUARTER GRAFFITI CLEAN UP. Jackson Square, St. Peter

Street Gate — The French Quarter Business Association and other groups remove graffiti on the neighborhood’s historic buildings. Call 309-1423 or email annie@fqba. org for details. 3 p.m.

INFANCY TO INDEPENDENCE . St.

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

MODEL GREEN HOUSE . 409 Andry

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

SOUTHERN GOTHIC FESTIVAL .

Various locations, visit website for details — The festival celebrates goth culture with a series of parties, live music performances and other events. Visit www.southerngothicfestival.com for details. Wednesday-Sunday.

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

Orleans, 614 Canal St., Suite 4, 5256500; www.marriott.com — The hotel showcases local music and art with spirit tastings and hors d’oeuvres. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

YAPPY HOUR . Ruby’s Roadhouse,

840 Lamarque St., Mandeville, (985) 626-9748; www.rubysroadhouse.com — The benefit for Pelican Bark Park, the Northshore’s first dog park, features drink specials, a pet fashion show, a Humane Society pet adoption tent and more. Pets welcome. Admission $5. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday 15 CHAMBER AFTER 5. Timken Center, (formerly the Casino building, City Park) Parkview Terrace Room, second floor — The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce’s networking event features hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar. Email rsvp@neworleanschamber.org for details. Admission $20, free for members. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

CHANGES. Hey! Cafe, 4332

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

DINING OUT FOR LIFE . K-Joe’s Cajun

& Creole Restaurant, 720 St. Louis Street, 495-8383 — Proceeds from the prix fix dinner and following Chris Owens show benefit the NO/ AIDS Task Force. Pre-registration is recommended. Call 495-8383 or 905-2473 for details. Visit www. noaidstaskforce.org for other participating restaurants. Admission $55. Dinner 7 p.m., show 9:30 p.m.

EPILEPSY & SEIZURE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP. East Jefferson

General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — The Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana holds a monthly support group for adults who have or are impacted by epilepsy or seizure disorders. The group meets in the Foundation Board Room. Call 800-960-0587 or email kelly@epilepsylouisiana.org for details. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. GRILL AND THRILL FOR THE SPILL . 3

Ring Circus’ The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp. com — The fundraiser benefiting Audubon Society and the Greater New Orleans Foundation features jugglers, fire spinners, burlesque dancers, bands and other performers. Admission $5, $10 includes food. 6 p.m.

INN ON BOURBON’S NOLA BREW EXPERIENCE . The Inn on Bourbon

Hotel, 541 Bourbon St., 524-7611; www.innonbourbon.com — The beer tasting features brews from NOLA Brewery and food from the hotel’s Cafe de l’Opera. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. IRON RAIL LADIES’ NIGHT. The Iron Rail, 511 Marigny St., 948-0963; www.ironrail.org — Iron Rail offers a weekly creative space for women. Email ladiesnight.ironrail@gmail. com for details. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. LAKEVIEW SUMMER BARBECUE .

Harrison Avenue Marketplace, 801 Harrison Ave.; www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org — The event features food from Lakeview Grocery and Robert Fresh Market and a screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

MILLER-MCCOY ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE . Miller-McCoy Academy for

Mathematics and Business, 7301 Dwyer Road — The all-male charter school for grades 6-12 showcases its facilities. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE . Ashé

Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — The group offers lessons in African dance and more, with nutrition, health and wellness seminars. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Monday. TOGETHER: THE FUTURE OF NEW ORLEANS. Westin New Orleans

Canal Place, 100 Iberville St., 5667006; www.starwoodhotels.com — The panel, moderated by former Pittsburgh mayor Tom Murphy,

discusses post-Hurricane Katrina development and the Master Plan. Visit http://louisiana.uli.org for details. Admission $40, $30 Urban Land Institute Louisiana members. Networking and registration breakfast 7:30 a.m., panel and roundtable discussion 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday 16 CHRIS DUHON’S STAND TALL FOUNDATION EVENTS. Various

locations, visit website for details — The NBA player’s charity hosts a series of events leading up to its annual basketball camp. Events include a comedy show (6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Friday), a golf tournament (11:30 a.m. Saturday) and a scholarship dinner (7 p.m. Saturday). Visit www.chrisduhonstandtall.org for details. Admission prices vary.

CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL . Metairie

Park Country Day School, 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www. mpcds.com — Students from the Country Day Creative Arts Program perform and display their artwork, and food is available to purchase. Call 849-3188 or visit www.countrydaycreativearts.com for details. Free admission. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

LITTLE FREDDIE KING’S 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY. BJ’s Lounge, 4301

Burgundy St., 945-9256 — The bar hosts a celebration of the blues artist’s birthday. 10:30 p.m.

Cafe DiBlasi Week Night WINE Down

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Saturday 17 BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION . Downtown Covington, Columbia Street, (985) 892-1873 — The annual event includes a waiters race, sales at participating businesses, new work by area artists, live music and more. Call 892-8650 or email info@sttammanyartassociation. org for details. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. G.W. FINS RESTAURANT DEMONSTRATION. Southern Food

& Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.southernfood.org — Chef Tenney Flynn leads a demonstration and tasting. Admission $15, $5 members. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

HEALTHY ATHLETE DAY. Children’s

Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Ave., Room 3302 — The event for middle and high school students includes free physicals, nutrition and hydration tips, weight training techniques and more. Call 896-9373 for details. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HOMEBUYER TRAINING CLASSES. Lower 9th Ward NENA, 1120 Lamanche St., 373-6483; www.9thwardnena.org — The weekly class provides assistance to New Orleans-area residents interested in purchasing a home. Preregistration required. Call 373-6483 or email info@9thwardnena.org for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Jazz National Historical Park, 916 N. Peters St., 589-4841; www.nps. gov/jazz/index.htm — Children bring their own instruments and play with a professional brass band for an hour-long performance. 11 a.m.

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vendors, educational seminars and giveaways. Free admission. 11 a.m to 3 p.m. MR. LEGS X. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 5814367; www.generationshall. net — The campy male pageant benefits Bridge House’s drug and alcohol treatment programs. Call 821-7135 or visit www.bridgehouse.org for details. Admission $35, $30 in advance. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. NEW ORLEANS SECULAR HUMANIST ASSOCIATION PROGRAM . Audubon Zoo,

Dominion Auditorium, 6500 Magazine St. — Larry Everest discusses “A Capitalist Oil Catastrophe.” 2 p.m. PET ADOPTIONS. Longue

Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — SPCA volunteers facilitate pet adoptions. Visit www.la-spca.org for details. 10 a.m. to noon.

PUPPIES GONE POKER . Ruby’s

Roadhouse, 840 Lamarque St., Mandeville, (985) 626-9748; www.rubysroadhouse.com — The St. Tammany Humane Society event is a poker run that includes seven stops at dog-friendly bars. Visit www. sthumane.org for details. Admission $25 (includes a T-shirt). 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

RUST DYEING FABRIC DEMONSTRATION . Green

Project, 2831 Marais St., 9450240; www.thegreenproject. org — The session shows how to use rust dyeing in textile art. Admission $5, free for members. 11 a.m. to noon.

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Sunday 18 ABITA ARTISTS. Berkeley

Gallery, 72066 Maple St., Abita Springs — Local artists hold a monthly meeting. Call Lana at 898-3071 for details. 3 p.m.

DRINK ’N’ DRAW. Circle Bar, 1032 St. Charles Ave., 588-2616 — The weekly event features a live model, happy hour drink specials and art instruction upon request. Call 299-9455 for details. Admission $20. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. LOUISIANA BOOKS 2 PRISONERS WORKNIGHT.

Nowe Miasto, 223 Jane Place; www.myspace.com/nowemiasto — The group sends books and letters to prisoners. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

NEEDLE JUNKIES. 3 Ring Circus’

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

Food & Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 5690405; www.southernfood. org — Author of Put ‘Em Up demonstrates how to keep foods around throughout the seasons. Admission $10, free for members. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. PRIMITIVE WOODWORKING . Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — Park rangers host a weekly demonstration of woodworking techniques. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. SUNDAY SWING WITH ZAZOU CITY. National World War II

Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — Professional swing dancers provide coaching for dancers of all levels while musicians play World War II-era hits. Lessons 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., live music 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

VISITING PET PROGRAM VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION .

Harahan Senior Center, 100 Elodie St., 737-3810 — Interested pet owners can learn more about the animal therapy program. Email paws4visits@gmail.com for details. Admission $10. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday 19 CBT GROUP. Counseling

Solutions of Catholic Charities, 921 Aris Ave., Metairie, 835-5007 — A licensed clinical social worker facilitates a 12-week Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group for depression. Call for details.

Call for appliCations FINS AND GRINS PHOTO CONTEST. The Audubon

Aquarium of the Americas holds a contest to find the best pictures of aquarium exhibits and visitors. Visit www.audubonInstitute.org for details. Submissions deadline is July 31.

faith-based nonprofit seeks homes still damaged (50 percent or more) by Hurricane Katrina to be rebuilt. Call 9420444 ext. 244 for details. YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST. The

New Orleans Public Library system accepts essays answering the questions, “How do I feel about New Orleans in 2010? Where are we now and where are are we going?” Winners will travel to Vero Beach, Fla. with City Council President Arnie Fielkow for an educational and recreational trip. Applications available at New Orleans public libraries. Submission deadline is Friday.

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Gold Mine Saloon, 705 Dauphine St., 568-0745; www.goldminesaloon.net — Weekly poetry reading. An open mic follows. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Octavia St., 899-7323 — The photographer and Gambit columnist sign One Block: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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PROJECT HOMECOMING . The

World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org — The author discusses The Bomber Boys. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Gallier House Museum, 1132 Royal St., 525-5661; www. hgghh.org — The group discusses Rachel Field’s Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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THE CLUBHOUSE BAR & GRILL —

4617 Sanford St., Metairie, 8835905 — The black and blue burger is stuffed with blue cheese and blackened on the grill. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DINO’S BAR & GRILL — 1128 Tchoupi-

toulas St., 558-0900 — Dino’s kitchen serves burgers, chicken tenders, salads and wraps. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards and checks. $

JIGGERS — 1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metaire, 828-3555 — Enjoy daily specials like red and beans rice with a pork chop on Mondays. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ RENDON INN BAR & GRILL — 4501

Eve St., 826-5605 — There are burgers, sandwiches, quesadillas and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449

River Road, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com — There are burgers, sandwiches and lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ZACHARY’S BY THE LAKE — 7224

Pontchartrain Blvd., 872-9832; www.zacharysbythelake.com — Zachary’s serves seafood platters, po-boys, salads, barbecue shrimp and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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GUMBO SHOP — 640 St. Peter St., 525-1486; www.gumboshop.com — Gumbo and New Orleans classics such as crawfish etouffee dominate the menu. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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ABITA BAR-B-Q — 69399 Hwy. 59,

Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205 — Fresh Louisiana boudin made with pork, rice and seasonings is a specialty. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

WALKER’S BAR-B-QUE — 10828

Hayne Blvd., 281-8227; www.cochondelaitpoboys.com — Walker’s serves pork, ribs, chicken and more. No reservations. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Saturday. Cash only. $

CAFE ELIZABETH’S RESTAURANT — 601

Gallier St., 944-9272; www.elizabeths-restaurant.com — The dinner menu includes options like fish and scallop specials. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE —

5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — Try gourmet coffees, pastries, deserts, sandwiches or salads. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK —

City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — The cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

RICCOBONO’S PANOLA STREET CAFE — 7801 Panola St., 314-1810 — Spe-

cialties include crabcakes Benedict and the Sausalito omelet with spinach, mushrooms, shallots and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

THE RUBY SLIPPER CAFE — 139 N. Cortez St., 309-5531; www.therubyslippercafe.net — Lunch options include burgers, sandwiches, salads and specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

ST. JAMES CHEESE — 5004 Prytania St., 899-4737; www.stjamescheese. com — The Radette cheese sandwich includes house-made pastrami and spicy pickles on rye. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St.,

861-3615 — Fried seafood and plate lunches provide square meals, as do sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TERRAZU — 201 St. Charles Ave., 287-0877 — Terrazu serves coffee drinks and a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.Fri. Credit cards. $

VINE & DINE — 141 Delaronde St., 361-1402; www.vine-dine.com — The cafe serves charcuterie plates, sandwiches, quesadillas, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit

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Magazine St., 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, 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

LE CITRON BISTRO — 1539 Religious

CHINESE CHINA ORCHID — 702 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1428; wwww.chinaorchidneworleans.com — Mango shrimp or chicken and triple dragon with shrimp, chicken and beef are specialties. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ CHINA ROSE — 3501 N. Arnoult Road., Metairie, 887-3295 — The Lomi Lomi combines jumbo shrimp, pineapple and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon over sauteed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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ton Ave., 482-3935 — Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009

Magazine St., 891-8280; www. jungsgoldendragon2.com — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THREE HAPPINESS — 1900 Lafayette St., Suite 4, Gretna, 368-1355; www.threehappiness.com — Three Happiness serves Chinese and Vietnames dishes and dim sum specials on weekends. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA — 600 N. Causeway Approach.,

Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.tryyuen.com — House specialties include fried soft-shell crab topped with Tong Cho sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

581-4422; www.antoines.com — The coffeeshop serves pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BEN ’N JERRY’S — 3500 Veterans

Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 8875656 — There are ice creams, ice cream cakes, frozen drinks, fruit smoothies and sundaes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713

St. Louis St., 581-4422; www.

St., 566-9051; www.le-citronbistro. com — Entrees include choices like fried chicken, Gulf fish and burgers. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

MR. ED’S CREOLE GRILLE— 5241

Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992; www.mredsno.com — Try shrimp beignets with sweet chili glaze or creamy blue crab dip. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DELI MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer

Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www. martinwine.com — Sandwiches, salads, soups and lunch specials are available in the deli. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

DINER DOT’S DINER — 2239 Willliams Blvd.,

Kenner, 441-5600; 4150 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 833-9349; 6633 Airline Drive, Metairie, 734-0301; 10701 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 7389678; 12179 Hwy. 90, Luling, (985) 785-6836 — Burgers, eggs with bacon, grits and biscuits, fruit pies and daily specials are the pillars of Dot’s menu. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

STEVE’S DINER — 201 St. Charles Ave., 522-8198 — Lunch features sandwiches, salads and hot plate lunches. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

FRENCH zine St., 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com — Try the Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GOURMET TO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-8146; www.breauxmart.com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” and weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

www.schiroscafe.com

19th St., Metairie, 834-8583; www. andreasrestaurant.com — Trota Bayou la Fourche is speckled trout served with lump crabmeat in a lemon-cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ BACCO — 310 Chartres St., 522-2426;

www.bacco.com — Chef Chris Montero prepares homemade pastas and fresh seafood, including lobster and shrimp ravioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE DIBLASI — 1801 Stumpf Blvd.,

Gretna, 361-3106; www.cafediblasi. com — Pan-fried veal is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL RESTAURANT — 3524 Severn Ave., Metai-

rie, 455-2266 — Stuffed crabs with spaghetti bordelaise is a favorite here. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TONY MANDINA’S RESTAURANT — 1915 Pratt St., Gretna, 362-2010;

www.tonymandinas.com — Dishes include pasta, veal parmigiana, veal Bordelasie and specialties like shrimp Mandina. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-

MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Maga-

6666;

ITALIAN ANDREA’S NORTHERN ITALIAN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 3100 N.

3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi. com — The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles

Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro.com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 5817253; www.rocknsake.com — Rockn-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

LATIN AMERICAN LA MACARENA PUPSERIA & LATIN

CAFE — 8120 Hampson St., 862-5252 — Enjoy Latin home cooking in a quaint and festive cafe. Latin-style brunch is served on weekends. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Cash only. $$

LOUISIANA CON— TEMPORARY ATCHAFALAYA RESTAURANT — 901 Louisiana Ave., 891-9626; www. cafeatchafalaya.com — Shrimp and grits feature head-on Gulf shrimp in a smoked tomato and andouille broth over grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-

0972; www.thebombayclub.com — The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MILA — 817 Common St., 412-2580; www.milaneworleans.com — Try New Orleans barbecue lobster with lemon confit and fresh thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City

Park Ave., 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates and appetizers and salads from the neighboring Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEDITERRA— NEAN/MIDDLE EASTERN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur

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

PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 — Fresh Mediterranean cuisine features shawarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN CARLOS MENCIA’S MAGGIE RITAS MEXICAN BAR & GRILL — 200 Maga-

zine St., 595-3211; www.maggieritas. com — Mexican favorites include sizzling fajita platters, quesdillas, enchiladas and margaritas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville

St., 522-1138 — Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018

Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S.Carrollton Ave. 486-9550; www. juansflyingburrito.com — Juan’s known for its meal-and-a-half-size


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signature burritos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL — 3242 Magazine St., 899-0031;

1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com — These taquerias serve Mexican favorites such as portobello mushroom fajitas and chile rellenos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SANTE FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave.,

948-0077 — Chicken Maximilian is a baked chicken breast roulade with Anaheim peppers, chorizo and Asiago cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMATILLO’S — 437 Esplanade

Ave., 945-9997 — Tomatillo’s Fiesta includes a taco, tamale and enchilada served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur

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

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — 626

zine St., 708-4213; www.pompeiipizzeria.com — The barbecue bacon cheeseburger pizza features ground beef, applewood-smoked bacon, onions and barbecue sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

REGINELLI’S — 741 State St., 8991414; 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-6868; 874 Harrison Ave., 488-0133; 3244 Magazine St. 8957272; 5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0111; www.reginellis.com — This New Orleans original offers a range of pizzas, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ R&O’S RESTAURANT — 216 Old Hammond Hwy., 831-1248 — R&O’s offers a mix of pizza and Creole and Italian seafood dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

SLICE RESTAURANT — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437 — You can buy pizza by the slice and add or subtract toppings as you choose. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554;

4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www. theospizza.com — Try specialty pies, salads or sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave.,

Frenchmen St., 949-0696; www. snugjazz.com — The fish Marigny is topped with Gulf shrimp in a Creole cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

486-1600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, subs and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

NEIGHBORHOOD

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS

GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100

LIUZZA’S RESTAURANT 7 BAR —

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

MR. ED’S RESTAURANT — 910

W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 4633030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, 838-0022 — Popular dishes include seafood-stuffed bell peppers loaded with shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368

Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to veal. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454

Magazine St., 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com — The Peacemaker is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

Parkway serves lots of po-boys fried seafood and more.No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.Mon. Credit cards. $ SAMMY’S PO-BOYS & CATERING — 901 Veterans Memorial Blvd.,

PIZZA MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie,

SEAFOOD

NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717

— Nonna Mia uses homemade dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ POMPEII PIZZERIA — 1068 Maga-

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Frenchmen St., 945-4472; www. marignybrasserie.com — Marigny Brasserie serves breakfast items like Cajun eggs Bendict. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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JACK DEMPSEY’S — 738 Poland Ave.,

943-9914 — The Jack Dempsey seafood platter includes gumbo, shrimp, oysters, catfish, redfish and crawfish pies, plus two side items. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. and dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LA COTE BRASSERIE — 700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www. lacotebrasserie.com — Tobasco and Steen’s Cane Syrup-glazed salmon is served with shrimp mirliton ragout. Reservations

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SOUL WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE —

2401 St. Ann St., 822-9503 — Willie Mae Seaton’s landmark restaurant serves her renowned fried chicken. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $$

STEAKHOUSE RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE — 3633

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

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GALVEZ RESTAURANT — 914 N.

Metairie, 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com — The menu includes po-boys, wraps, salads, seafood platters and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

832-8032; www.marktwainspizza. com — The Italian pizza has salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil on a tempting crust. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CATERING available

MARIGNY BRASSERIE — 640

Peters St., 595-3400; www.galvezrestaurant.com — Galvez offers tapas, paella, a Spanish-accented bouillabaisse, Black Angus sirloin and roasted chicken. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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Royal St., 872-9868 — Enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and latenight Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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PHO HOA RESTAURANT — 1308

Manhattan Blvd., 302-2094 — Pho Hoa serves staple Vietnamese dishes including beef broth soups, vermicelli bowls, rice dishes and banh mi sandwiches. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

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Magazine St., 373-6579; www. gottgourmetcafe.com — The cochon de lait po-boy is made with pulled pork, homecooked Dr. Pepper-honey-baked ham, pickles, Gruyere cheese, ancho-honey coleslaw and honey mustard-chile mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www.redfishgrill. com — Favorites include hickorygrilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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FURNISHED CORPORATE UPSCALE SPACIOUS 2 & 3 BEDROOM CONDOS. SECURED PARKING, GYM, POOL, INTERNET. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. New Orleans-Algiers Point river front! Convenient to everything. The longer the stay, the better the deal. Multiple rental discounts. Minimum term is one month. W/D, alarm syst, high ceils, exp. brick, balcs & priv rooftop decks.

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57345 Oak Ave • $125,000 Reduced, 2085 sq ft 3 bedroom home New Carpet, Refreshed kitchen Large rooms, Exposed wood beams Lisa B Simms-Hayles Broker MaRioN B REaL EStatE iNC www.marionb.com • 985-643-4452

6944 Pontchartrain Blvd. Listed for $348,000. 4 bdrm, 2.5 ba charming Lakeview raised cottage. Colleen Mooney, agent 504-236-7765 Vallon Real Estate 504-486-5437

Priced at $205K, Huge 90x200 lot gated community, ready to renovate. Keisha Washington SOUTHERN SPIRIT REALTY, LLC (504) 319-2693

NEW ORLEANS

931-35 Dauphine $935K 1850’S Creole cottage. Updated kit & ba, patio, ctyd w/pond. Back unit has 4 studio apts-7 apts total. $6500/mo rent income.

922-24 Dauphine $900K 4 unit French Quarter multifamily. 3457 sqft total. Great Quarter location! Parking.

829 St. Roch Ave. $149K 1 bdrm, 1 ba, furn kit incl dishwasher, w/d, cen a/h, shed, rear yard. Excellent condition. Motivated seller!

Paula Bowler • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131 • www.frenchquarterrealty.com

FRENCH QUARTER

GENTILLY

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5542 Charlotte Dr. $99,500 Slab Ranch - 3 BR, 2 BA Partially renov + Guest Cottage 504-568-1359

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Stunning juxtiposition of architectural integrity & soignee panache. 2000’ 2- 3 bdrms, 2 ba, garden room, steps to river. Offers staring at $299,000. 626 Pauline St. 504-914-5606.

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REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS FABULOUS RENOV 4BR/2BA

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Quiet cul-de-sac, walk to levee, new hdwd/cer flrs, recess lighting, srnd snd, sec sys, grt bkyd. Never flooded. Zone X, roof 4 yrs. $1600/ mo or $194,900 For Sale. Call Sylvia 415-6501

RIVER RIDGE NR LEVEE

Newly renov 4 plx. 2 br, 1 & 1/2 ba, w/d hkps, cen a/h, off st pkg, wtr pd. No pets. Quiet area suits retired person. $725/mo, refs & dep. 504737-2089.

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Tammy Schindler

BRENT COUTURE

NEAR WMS & W. NAPOLEON

Private rm w/bath & kit. Utilities paid, $500/mo. & 3 brm/1 bath house, $900. 504-737-2068

1 BR, 1 ba, liv rm, din rm, w/d, gated comm.,covered parking, water/elec. included! Pool/courtyard. $800/ month. Call 504-982-0759

Old Metairie

Metairie

1 br, liv area, 1.5 baths, furn kit, 1st flr, utilities & cable included. No pets. POOL. $900/mo. 833-0915.

METAIRIE TOWERS

Rent or Lease or Lease to Buy, 1BR, 1-1/2 BA, jacuzzi, Elec & TV incld, prkg. 24 hr Concierge Service. $1050/mo - 914-882-1212

$300 OFF 1ST MONTH’S RENT - OLD METAIRIE SECRET 1 or 2 BR, Sparkling Pool, Bike Path, 12’ x 24’ liv rm sep Din, King Master, no Pets, no Sect 8, $699 & $824 • 504-236-5777

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

Bywater 931 GALLIER ST

1/2 dbl, 2br, lr, dr, furn kit, w/d, side yd, pets ok/ fee, wtr pd, effct heating/ cooling, sec installed. $950+lse. 504-908-5210

504- 373-5581

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Jodie Luther 504-782-0746 2321 North Arnoult Rd., Metairie, La 70001 www.southlandplumbingsupply.com

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504-949-5400 1204 Chartres #9 1/1.5 926 Port 2/1 1205 St Charles Studio 830 St Philip “G” 1/1 735 Esplanade “6” 1/1 1022 Toulouse “BC22’ 2/2 829 Ursulines #1 1/1 829 Ursulines #5 1/1 1418 Chartres A1 1/1 617 Dauphine #15 1/1 448 Julia Unit #219 1/1 718 Barracks 1/1 528 Gov Nicholls 1/1 739 ½ Gov Nicholls 1/1 3607 Magazine 1704 Napoleon 1/1 814 Orleans 1/1 210 Chartres “3E” 2/1 921 Chartres #9 2/1.5 712 St. Philip 1/1 727 Conti B Studio 1028 Kelerec #1 1/1 1028 Kelerec #2 1/1 1028 Kelerec #3 1/1 1229 Royal 2/1.5

FQ,loft bd,great loc,hi ceil,ctyd $975 half double,ss app,ctyd,pets ok $1200 St. car Line, Pool, Pkng, Gym $850 Hi Ceils, Lg Balc, Prkng, Exc Loc $1995 Hdwd Flrs, Ctyd, Exc Loc $850 Pkng,Pvt Balcs,Ingnd Pool $2200 furnished w/wifi, tile floors $950 Lotsofwindows,newcarpet,crtyrd$1050 furnished,courtyard w/d on site $950 POOL,new tile in kitchen&bath. $1000 furn,Utils Cable/WiFi included $1950 Carriage house w/Priv Pool&Ctyd.$1800 carriage house w/ crtyrd $995 Util included, furn., great loc! $950 Commerical, 750 sqft $2000 spacious, hi ceils, 2 small side balcs $800 new kitch&bath,great location $1500 Fully furnished apt.w/d on site $1450 condoindesirableblock,HUGEcrtyrd!$1700 Grndflraptw/beautcommoncrtyrd!$1700 Furnished, fab location $950 nice lay out,great loc,water paid $950 wd flrs, central air, water paid $950 d/w, great loc, water paid $950 street balc,prkng,prime loc $1800

3 BR SHOTGUN DBL

C-a/h, wd flrs, furn kit, hkps, shed, nr st car, fncd bkyd, no smkrs/pets. $850+dep. 504-858-5389, 491-4056

City ParK/BayOu st. JOhn 2 BLKS TO CITY PARK. 1/2 dbl. Liv rm, din rm, 2 br, kit, no frig, w/d hkps, cen a/h, drapes, closets, wd flrs. No dogs. $980/mo. 482-1733.

4704 - A ST. PETER St.

Nr Delgado, all new 1 BR, kit, lr, backrm, w/d/fridge, o/s pkng. $875/ mo includes wtr & elec. pd. 504-3829477, Mark.

880 CITY PARK AVE

Overlooks City Park. Lg 1 br, furn kit, hi ceil, wd flrs, cen a/h, wtr/gas/trsh pick-up pd. $850/mo, dep. 324-6662.

NEW CONSTRUCTION!

516 David St, 3BR, 2BA, 12” ceils, c-a/h, 1467 sf, new appls incl w/d, granite. 1 blk to bus/st car, walk to City Pk. $1500-$1800. 504-669-7049

dOwntOwn Furnished 1 Bdrm/1Bath

Furnished Condo in Warehouse District. Secure building, top floor. Rent includes utilities, pool, gym, cable, internet, has W/D, stainless steel appliances, central heat/air. Close to French Quarter, parade route, streetcar. Loft with desk. Ideal for students, professors. Call Bonnie at 504-274-2803. $1600, negotiable.

construction

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inc

304-HOUSe (4687) • www.BrunoInc.com

MERIDIEN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 504-566-1777

2 BR, 1 1/2BA, LR, DR, kit, w&d hkups, faux fireplace, fans, blinds. No pets. $750/mo. 504-443-2280

French Quarter Realty

& METRO WIDE APARTMENTS

985-370-7213

2511 Metairie Lawn. 2BR/2BA, w/d, pool, security. Rent $1,000/mo. Sale $149,000. Call 427-1087

METAIRIE TOWERS

CarrOlltOn

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Agnes Cardinale, Sales Executive

FOR RENT OR SALE

Quiet Condo

w/d inside condo, kit, LR, dinette, lrg ba, lrge w/in clst, pool, sm blcny, no pets. 504/885-4304, 914-1705, 473-4304

BEVERLY KATZ | LANDSCAPE DESIGNER 866-0276 www.exteriordesignsbev.com

Chic seclusion in the heart of Metairie. All new 1 br fr $660 & 1 br + study fr $795. Furn corp avail. 780-1706 or 388-9972. www.orrislaneapts.com

LUXURY APTS

Kenner

1 BR CONDO - $675

Exterior Designs

A HIDDEN GEM

For more Information or to apply contact: Multifamily Council Director, Kathy Barthelemy (504) 837-2700 or kathy@home-builders.org www.mfcno.com Affiliated with call marcio perez

504.330.2708


REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS EASTERN NEW ORLEANS 4619 BUNDY RD

Single brick home, 3BR, 2 baths, patio, fenced yard, off st prkg,off Chef Menteur Hwy. $950+dep. 504-433-9394

FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY 1835 BURGUNDY - LWR Studio Studio, wd/cer flrs, Alcove kit, clst, a/c, fans, w/d on premises, no pets, low cost utils, $575+dep+lse. 504908-5210

2205 DAUPHINE ST

Walk to Qtr. 2 br, 2 ba, fully equip kit, fenc patio. $1050/mo, wtr & garbage pd. w/d hkups, Lse/refs. 985-5100231.

514 MADISON ST/ $1000

1st flr off Decatur. Two 1 br, 1 ba, liv, din area, kit, wd flrs, coin w/d. Eddie 861-4561. Grady Harper Inc

FRENCH QUARTER APTS

Next to Rouses Grocery Store, furn/ unfurn, studio/1 BR, $650-$1200. Call 504-919-3426 or 504-581-6350.

FRENCH QUARTER CHARM

1226 Chartres. 1 bdrm apt, $900/mo. Carpet, pool, laundry room, security gate. No pets. Mike, 919-4583.

LAKEVIEW/LAKESHORE 6029 BELLAIRE - $1100

Renov, cute 3 br, 2 ba, liv, eat-in kit,w/ gas appls & granite, alarm, drive. Grady Harper Inc, 861-4551.

LAKEFRONT LRG ATTRACTIVE APT

2BR, 2BA w/ appls, beaut crtyd setting w/swimming pool, quiet nb’hood. $975/mo. 504/495-6044

824 Chartres

Lux fully furn 1 br, 1.5 ba, lr w/queen sleeper, kit, mahogany flrs, 2nd flr balc, w/d. $2000/mo + dep. 504-2365757 or 504-236-7060. fqrental.com.

BEAUTIFUL 1BR APT

Cen AC/heat, w/d, enclosed courtyard, security buzzer. $800. Call 504-566-0585.

ESSENCE FEST RENTAL

Newly renov. 3 rms, kit, bath, washrm, fridge, mw, stove & washer. $600 wk/ neg. 504-905-9086, 504-717-7394.

MID CITY 121 1/2 N. CLARK ST.

1 BDRM - all appl, w/d hkps, lg clos., wtr pd. Walk to streetcar. 504-3436383 or 985-226-0340. $650 lse +dep.

2 BDRM BRICK DOUBLE

Lg lr, hdwd frs, equip kit incl range, frig, d/w, w/d, cen a/h, off st pkg, dep & refs.1,000 sq ft. No pets. $890. 835-9099

AMAZING RENOVATION

226 S Scott. Gutted/total renov upr apt. 2 br,1 ba 1.5 blk fr Canal St. Hdwd flrs, cer tile, w/d, blt-in appl, sec sys. $1200/mo/dep. Avl 8/1. 504-4555411.

Residential OR Commercial

For RENT!! North Carrollton Ave. Between Orleans Ave and Bienville Ave. Upstairs location 900 sq ft. Very Nice 504-669-7784 ( By appointment only)

2340 Dauphine Street

(504) 944-3605

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT

RESIDENTIAL RENTALS

1 & 2 BR APTS $700-$800

1/2 BLOCK ST CHARLES

4610 CARONDELET

1042 SONIAT ST

4917 S MIRO ST

1106 BOURDEAUX ST

521 1/2 LOWERLINE

1629 2nd. Renov, freshly painted, upr rear bright 1 br apt, hdwd flrs, ceil fans, pvt balc, w/d facil. $775/mo, lse/refs. 895-4726 or 261-7611. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 ba, lr, dr, furn kit, hdwd flrs, cen a/h, w/d, 1500 sf, 12’ ceils, $1400/mo. 504-952-5102 Spac 2 BR, 1 BA, frplc, cen a/h, porch, $1000/month w/ sec dep. 4 blks off St Charles. 504-891-7584 lv msg

1205 ST CHARLES AVE

Furn lux 1 br condo in conv location. Fully equip kit, gated pkg, fitness ctr. Call Mike for price, 281-798-5318.

1205 ST. CHARLES

Hi-rise studio. Grt view, hdwd flrs, secure bldg, gated pkg, fitness center, pool. $850/mo. 504-432-6993.

1417 JOSEPH

GREAT LOCATION! Upper lg 3 br, 3 ba, furn kit, d/w, cen a/h, ceil fans, w/d on site. $1800/mo. 899-7657.

1703 S CARROLLTON

2 br, 1 ba, furn kit, w/d, cen a/h, hdwd flrs, balc, off st pkg. No pets. $1050/mo/dep. 504-865-9848 or 504-236-5757, email FQRental.com

1726 FOUCHER

Upstairs, 1 bedroom, liv rm, din rm, kit w/ appls incld, front porch. $750/ month. Call 504-606-1845

2 BDRMS, 1 BATH APT

Henry Clay Ave, nr Aud Pk, ac/ht, furn kit w/ w/d, hi ceils, hdwd flrs, sm patio. $1400/mo. 504/897-3816, 504/940-4831

2023 BROADWAY

Cls to univ/hosp/Lusher, beaut lrg 3 independent BR w/ cntr hall, lr, dr, furn kit, d/w, w/d, 1BA, wd flrs, scrnd prch. $1350 • 504-895-2683

2BR, 2011 GEN PERSHING Best apt you’ll see! $1200/mo. Near the univs, beaut nb’hood, 1500 sq ft living space, 1 BA, cen a/h, hdwd flrs, No pets. Avail NOW. Paula 952-3131

3935 MAGAZINE - Comm. $1500

1 BDRM - NEAR TULANE

4130 PRYTANIA

1139 BURGUNDY - 1 bd/ 1 ba $1500

7120 Willow Street, living room, tile bath, furnished kitchen. No pets. $700month+deposit. Call 504/283-7569

Renov 1 br 2nd flr apt, walk-in closet, hi ceil, a/c, ceil fans, w/d, hdwd flrs. $775/mo. 897-6916 / 931-5323

1224 BOURBON - Furn. Studio $1000

1 BDRM CLOSE TO UNIV

4601 S CLAIBORNE AVE

1201 CHARTRES #16 - 3bd/2.5ba $3000

539 DUMAINE - 1 bd/ 1 ba

$900

CALL FOR MORE LISTINGS!

Clara St nr Nashvl. Renov Lg upr, 1 br, dr, lr, furn kit, uti rm w/hkps, cen a/h, wd flrs, ceil fans, w/d avl on site. $900/mo. Avl now. 895-0016.

2 br, 1 ba, lr, dr, furn kit, c-a/h, w/d, c-fans, wd flr, drv, stor shed. Grady Harper, Inc. Eddie 861-4551.

Spac, lwr 3BR, 2BA, all appls+w/d, fncd yd, off st prkg. $1650. Nr univ, hosp, cbd. Marie 504-236-0644, 504-453-5047

2 bedrooms, washer/dryer, cen a/h, pool, closet space, water included. $885/mo. Call 452-2319 or 821-5567 Lux 3/2, 3600 sqft, 1/2 blk to St Charles. Walk to Loyola Law/Audubon Park, hi ceil, fans, hd flrs, cen A/H, beau wd wk, W/D, furn kit, pkg, sh yd. $2550. Call Steve w/Latter & Blum 650-6770.

5300 FRERET

7535 JEANNETTE ST

502 Washington, 2BR, 1BA, w/d, c-fans, wd flrs, c-a/h, sec, drvwy, pool, FREE Direct TV, $1095. 813-5822

802 FERN ST

Corner Maple. 2 or 3 br in hist, renov bldg, cen a/h, all appls, w/d, 12’ ceil. $1450-$1850/mo. 723-0001.

2508 NAPOLEON AVE. Studio apt, 500 sq ft. $655/mo

A UNIVERSITY AREA

4539 S Roman, 2000sf, 1/2 dbl, 2BR, 2BA, f-kit, w/d, c-a/h, off st pkg, wtr pd, $1100. 504-467-7052, 259-0043

2108 BROADWAY 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 900 sq ft, $1025 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 1000 sq ft, $1225

CARROLLTON AVENUE

1 br, furn kit, a/c unit, hdwd flrs, fresh paint, sec gate. Sm pet ok w/dep. $675-$695/mo. Call 899-RENT.

By Jefferson. Raised cottage, upper. Deluxe 2br, lux bath/jacuzzi. Furn, W&D, hrdwd flrs, 1400sf, $1300/mo includes gas. 899-3668.

GREAT EFFICIENCY!

5327 PRYTANIA ST

NEAR AUDUBON PARK

2BR, 1.5BA, Great loc! lux apt, furn kit, w/d, cen a/h, wd flrs, 12ft ceils, fans, $1500/mo. 504-444-1030

VICTORIAN SHOTGUN

1BR, bath, appls, elec, wtr, int/cbl, incld. Nr Lutcher schl, yr lse, dep rqd. No smkr/pet. $850/mo. 219-1422

One person studio. Near TU Univ. $590/mo net + dep. All utilities pd. 866-7837

Call 504-339-3858 nola4rent@gmail.com www.nola4rent.com

5514 Annunciation. 1/2 dbl, 1 or 2 br, furn kit & mod ba, cen a/h, carpet/ hdwd flrs, w/d. $875/mo. 416-3791.

6126 DELORD

Between State & Palmer Ave. Renov 2 br half dbl, 1 ba, wd flrs, cen a/h, fully equip kit, w/d, rear yd, porch. Avl Aug 1. $1195/mo. S. Talbot, O/A. 975-9763.

6237 ANNUNCIATION

RENTALS TO SHARE

UPTOWN/ GARDEN DISTRICT

1, 2 & 3

Nr Audubon Pk. 3 br, 2 ba, liv rm, furn kit, d/w, w/d, cen a/h, off st pkg, Pets ok. $950/mo. 504-957-1233.

BEDROOMS AVAILABLE CALL

7021 WALMSLEY

Lg, comfortable 2 br, 2 ba, furn kit, cen a/h, hdwd flrs, w/d hkps, bkyd, off st pkg. $950/mo, refs, dep, lease. No dogs. 861-3992.

7522 BENJAMIN - NR UNIV

1 br condo w/ pool, prkg, laundry, gated community. $650/mo w/ wtr pd. No pets. 453-8996.

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