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New Orleans Area Weekend Events: Final Four, NOLA Jam, More
Written by  // Friday, 30 March 2012 12:12 //

ruffinLooking for something to do in the New Orleans area for the last weekend of March and the first day of April? 

No fooling, here is just some of the things you can do.

Just check out this list from LaFete News and its publisher Frank Stansbury

 

Go to LaFete News online to see the complete list.


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MANDEVILLE LIVE! FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
MOJEAUX

Grab your blankets and chairs and join the City of Mandeville in kicking off the weekend with a Free Friday concert featuring Mojeaux. Don't miss out on the fun!

Restaurant vendors for the evening will be Caffé Vive and Carmelo's. Please no outside food or drinks. Contact Alia at 985.624.3147 with any questions or visit our website at www.cityofmandeville.com.
Hope to see you there!


The City of Mandeville * 675 Lafitte Street *
Mandeville, 70448



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Joshua Bell

Don't miss this magical performance of Joshua Bell

performing the Brahms Violin Concerto with the LPO


Plays Brahms



Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor

Friday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.
and
Saturday, March 31, 8 p.m.
First Baptist, New Orleans

Tickets start at $35
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Final Four Friday
Doors open at 11 a.m. for an action packed day full of Final Four team practices, giveaways, college stars and your chance to win Final Four tickets! And the best part is...it's all FREE! FREE admission, FREE parking, FREE giveaways and more!
Final Four Practices
Noon-4 p.m. March 30 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Watch the Final Four teams practice for the last time before the national semifinal games from noon until 4 p.m. Final Four head coach interviews and other local entertainment will be sure to add to the excitement. Fans in attendance will be randomly selected to win national semifinal and championship game tickets throughout the day.
Noon-12:50 p.m. Optional Louisville (west regional)
1-1:50 p.m. Optional Ohio State (east regional)
2:10-3 p.m. Optional Kentucky (south regional)
3:10-4 p.m. Optional Kansas (midwest regional)
Reese's College All-Star Game
4:30 p.m. March 30 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome
The Reese's College All-Star Game features two teams comprised of the top collegiate senior student-athletes in the country. For the fourth year, the game will be played in the Final Four venue and will provide Louisiana residents and basketball fans the chance to see many of the best college basketball players perform in action.
Admission is free.



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March 30th through March 31st
Friday, March 30 through Monday, April 2 - Bracket Town
The fan festival in conjunction with the NCAA Final Four features 300,00 square feet of family-friendly activities including meet-and-greets with legendary coaches and players, youth clinics, sports competitions, prize giveaways and more.
Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans
When: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (till 7:00 PM on 3/30 & 4/2)
Who: Family friendly!
How: Pay admission. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE
Cost: Admission $10 ages 12 and over, $6 ages 3-11, college students, seniors and military. Special Local Offers: McDonald's - Receive 50% off the price of admission when you present valid promotional cup at the Box Office Rouse's Supermarkets - Receive one free child's admission with purchase of 1 adult admission when you present valid receipt at Box Office
For more info: Visit www.ncaa.com/finalfour for details

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NCAA Corporate Champions AT&T, Coca-Cola and Capital One together with the NCAA and Turner Sports on Friday formally announced Jimmy Buffett, KISS and The Black Keys as headliners for the 2012 NCAA Big Dance Concert Series in New Orleans in conjunction with the 2012 NCAA Men's Final Four. The free, three-day music festival is produced by Turner Sports and the NCAA, and will take place at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans during Final Four weekend.

The Big Dance Concert Series tips off March 30 with KISS headlining the AT&T Block Party. KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America's top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 90 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin' The Corps concert dedicated to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers.

"AT&T is excited to kick off the 2012 NCAA Men's Final Four weekend with AT&T Block Party at the Big Dance and our headlining act KISS," said Jamie Kerr, director, AT&T Corporate Sponsorships. "This event gives college basketball fans a chance to celebrate this action-packed weekend with a legendary band and allows us to connect our fans directly to their passion for music and sports through our products and services."

The party will continue into March 31 with the Coke Zero Countdown, featuring The Black Keys, whose new album, El Camino, released Dec. 6 on Nonesuch Records, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and already has been certified RIAA Gold. The duo was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine earlier this year. In celebration of the release, the band has embarked on the first leg of its North American tour, featuring sold-out shows at Chicago's United Center, DC's Verizon Center, and two nights at New York's Madison Square Garden followed by a second batch of April dates, including shows at Austin's Frank Erwin Center and Seattle's Key Arena. Special guests Arctic Monkeys open on the tour.

"2012 will be the most exciting year yet for NCAA March Madness fans with impressive performances both on the court and at the Coke Zero Countdown," said Sharon Byers, senior vice president, Sports & Entertainment, Coca-Cola North America. "We are excited to partner with the NCAA and Turner Sports this year to give fans more access to great music."

On April 1, the weekend will culminate with featured performer Jimmy Buffett as the finale of the Big Dance Concert Series, headlining the Capital One JamFest. Buffett has become a legend of popular culture as the composer of such classic songs as Margaritaville, Come Monday and Cheeseburger in Paradise. In addition to his nearly 50 records and five best-selling books, his sold-out concert tours are an annual rite for his legions of fans, affectionately known as Parrotheads. His faithful followers will be a part of the festivities again as Jimmy tours across the U.S. with the Coral Refer Band in 2012, bringing summer with him wherever he goes.


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NOLA Girl Jam Festival
March 30th - April 1st 2012
Celebrating Women in Jazz Music & Dance
www.nolagirljam.com

Nola Girl Jam 2012 is designed to be a wild, welcoming weekend for
kick ass ladies (and the men who adore them!), aiming to introduce (
or improve!) both the solo & collaborative aspects of jazz dances,
musicianship, self-expression, and cultural awareness?while having a
raucous time doing it!

Come celebrate women in jazz music and dance by joining us for evening
concerts, musical jam sessions, late night parties, social dances, a
broad curriculum of informal and formal dance classes, documentary
films, all girl dance troupe performances, vintage fashion
demonstrations, shows by well-known local female vocalists and
musicians, and casual meet ups and hang out sessions to inform, share,
and display our collective love of jazz music and dance?Nola Girl Jam
2012 will be an unforgettable weekend!

Come party with us at the Old US Mint Jazz Theater. The women of New
Orleans welcome you!


Friday March 30th

8pm
Vintage Fashion on Parade: A Vintage & Vintage- Inspired FashionShow
Location: Old US Mint Jazz Theatre - 400 Esplanade Ave
Details: More details coming soon!

9pm-12am
Marla Dixon's Jazz Vixens: An All-Girl Traditional New Orleans Jazz Band
Location: Old US Mint Jazz Theatre - 400 Esplanade Ave
Details: All-girl jazz band, local lady traditional jazz & swing DJs
during band breaks, a "Just Jill" Swing Dance Contest, raffle prizes,
and open social dancing on a smooth wood floor.

Saturday March 31st

10am
French Quarter Breakfast, Tea, and Social
SPONSORED BY IL POSTO ITALIAN CAFE & MADISON CURRY
@ 511 Royal Street

12-2pm
FREE Music & Dance Classes for women of all ages and ability levels
Location: Old US Mint Jazz Theatre - 400 Esplanade Ave

More daytime activities at the Old US Mint (Free and open to guys and gals)
2-3:30 A Tribute to Maxine Sullivan: Concert & Social Dance with Judy
Kurtz and the Ed Polcer Quintet
3:30-4:30 Women in Jazz Music & Dance Film Presentation hosted by
Giselle Anguizola

4pm
~FOR THE GUYS~
Al & Leon's "Shim Sham" with Nathan Bugh
Maison: 508 Frenchmen St
Read class descriptions & watch videos here:
http://www.nolagirljam.com/home/alandleon

8pm
All Girl Song & Dance Revue
Location: Old US Mint Jazz Theatre - 400 Esplanade Ave
Details: An hour long variety show featuring live music, chorus girls,
musical comedy acts, second-line dancing, tap, jazz, blues, and
tributes to our favorite female dancers of the 20's 30's & 40's.

9pm-12am
Ben Polcer's Girl Jam Jazz Band featuring New Orlean's sweethearts of song
Location: Old US Mint Jazz Theatre - 400 Esplanade Ave.
Details: Live music featuring a diverse group of local New Orleans
vocalists - Miss Sophie Lee, Margie Perez, Sarah Quintana, Meschiya
Lake, Debbie Davis, Kristina Morales, Sarah Peterson, The Pfister
Sisters, and many more. All-Girl Solo Charleston Dance Contest, raffle
prizes, and open social dancing on a smooth wood floor.

Sunday April 1st

10am
French Quarter Breakfast, Tea, and Social
SPONSORED BY IL POSTO ITALIAN CAFE & MADISON CURRY
@ 511 Royal Street

11:30am-4pm
FREE music & dance classes for women of all ages & ability levels
Location: Old US Mint Jazz Theatre - 400 Esplanade Ave

4pm
~FOR THE GUYS~
Al and Leon on the DuPont Show of the Week with Nathan Bugh
Maison: 508 Frenchmen St
Read class descriptions & watch videos here.

5-7:30pm
All-Girl Musical Jam Session
Location: Three Muses, 536 Frenchmen St
Details: Any and all experienced female instrumentalists and vocalists
are welcome to join us for the jam! Depending on how many people show
up, there will be limits on how many songs each person will be allowed
to play/sing. We will try our best to organize it so everyone gets a
moment (or two) to shine!

6pm - Late
Frenchmen Street Club Crawl
Location: Various clubs along Frenchmen St (between Royal & Decatur)
Details: Stroll along New Orleans famed music street and dance in and
out of DBA, The Spotted Cat, Three Muses, Maison, Yuki and more. No
cover anywhere. Always buy a drink, tip the band, and tip your
bartender.


www.nolagirljam.com

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March 30 - Groovy 7 and DJ Kemistry

First post (the first race of the night) for all Starlight Racing dates is 5 p.m. The live bands take to the Clubhouse stage at 7 p.m., while the DJs in the Miller Lite Beer Garden spin nonstop until after the last race, about 9 p.m.
Gates open at 4 p.m.
Starlight Racing offers two distinct experiences - a chic club atmosphere in the Miller Lite Beer Garden and a more sophisticated vibe in the Clubhouse. Other features of Starlight Racing include specialty cuisine from local food trucks and the ever-popular Starlight Dancers in their custom-made jockey outfits.
Theme Nights

For 2012, every Starlight Racing event will have its own theme, reflected in the décor of the Miller Lite Beer Garden . Guests are encouraged to get in the spirit and dress accordingly.


The theme:

and College Sports (March 30).

Admission and Parking


General Admission to Fair Grounds for Starlight Racing is $5. Twin Spires Club VIPs (or, after Feb. 1, TSCElite members) receive free General Admission.


Admission to the Clubhouse or the Miller Lite Beer Garden is an additional $5.



General parking at Fair Grounds is free. Valet parking is available for $10 and VIP Valet with priority service is $20.

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"Benefit Party for Who Dat Nation's Very Own
STEVE GLEASON #37"


We are excited to announce that Tipitina's will be hosting a benefit concert for The Gleason Family Trust on March 30, 2012. The all-star lineup includes John Boutte, Benny D & Spyboy, and Honey Island Swamp Band - with special guests Shamarr Allen and the Louisiana Philharmonic Horns.

Tickets are $20 - doors open at 8 pm and music starts at 9 pm.

The proceeds of the concert will go to The Gleason Family Trust. The trust has been set up by Steve and Michel Gleason to help offset the incremental costs of living with ALS and Steve's participation in advanced and experimental technology, equipment and treatments.

WHO: John Boutte, Benny D & Spyboy, and Honey Island Swamp Band - w/ special guests Shamarr Allen and the Louisiana Philharmonic Horns
WHAT: Concert Benefiting the Gleason Family Trust
WHEN: Friday, March 30, 2012; Doors at 8 pm, Music at 9 pm.
WHERE: Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA
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FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: TOUR & LECTURE BY ARTIST SHAWNE MAJOR & MUSIC BY AMANDA WALKER
Friday, March 30th, 5pm to 9pm
Join us on Friday, March 30th, from 5pm to 9pm at NOMA for Where Y'Art!

5pm to 8pm: Art Making by KIDsmART
5:30pm to 8:30pm: Music by Amanda Walker
6pm to 7:30pm: Isidore Newman School: Dance Performance in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden
6:30pm to 7:30pm: Lecture & Hard Truths Tour by artist, Shawne Major
7:30pm: Celebrate Women's History Month with a lecture, Black women, Black Politics, Black Art, by UNO Professor, Nikki Brown
New Orleans Museum of Art One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124
(504) 658-4100

LOUISIANA IRIS RAINBOW FESTIVAL
noon - 4 pm

The bloom of the Louisiana iris may last only a few weeks, but it makes up for the brief duration in its stunning display. Join NOMA as we celebrate the beautiful bloom of our Louisiana irises in the ambient Besthoff Sculpture Garden with the annual Louisiana Iris Rainbow Festival, held on Sunday, April 1, from noon - 4 p.m. Whether you're a seasoned gardener, just planting your first bulb, or if you just want to spend a relaxing day in the Garden among radiant flowers, this free event is for you.

The festival will include musical entertainment by Cindy Scott and Eduardo Tozzato, gourmet sliders and pomme frites from the SliderShak food truck, and family art-making activities provided by NOMA's Department of Interpretation and Audience Engagement. Visitors can also catch informative discussions and gardening demonstrations.

Eileen Hollander, Vice-President of the Greater New Orleans Iris Society (GNOIS) and Master Gardener of Greater New Orleans, will speak on three topics: "The Legend of the Fleur de Lis," "How to Distinguish Louisiana Irises from the Imitators/Impersonators," and "How to Grow Louisiana Irises."

Joe Musacchia will lead a walk through the Garden to demonstrate how to identify good Louisiana irises in a garden setting.

Patrick O'Connor, President of the GNOIS and owner of the Zydeco Louisiana Iris Garden will also be available for questions.

This year the festival will occur near the end of the irises' bloom, so if you stop by the Garden before the big celebration you can see them as well.

For more information, contact Pamela Buckman at (504) 658-4153.

New Orleans Museum of ArtOne Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124
(504) 658-4100

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New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival at The Old Iron Works
March 30 - April 1, 2012

Marigny Opera House and Mudlark Public Theatre are happy to announce the city's first-ever Giant Puppet Festival, which will take place at the Old Ironworks, 612 Piety Street, New Orleans, through Sunday April 1st. All shows begin at 7:30pm, and the doors open at 7:00pm. Suggested donations: $20 for adults, $10 for kids and seniors.

It's an impressive line-up:
On Saturday the 31st:
* Sweet Gum Bog Puppeteers: "Swamp Romp"
* Harry Mayronne: "Miss Viola and Her Cabaret Friends"
* Complicated Horse Emergency Research: "Weundy, Kervin and Duog"

Friday the 30th and Sunday April 1st:
* Puppet Kabob: "The Snowflake Man"
* One-Man Rubber Band and Bon Bon Pantalons: "End of the World Rag: A Lovesong"
* The Mudlark Puppeteers: "The Story of a Mother"

For more information, drop a line to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Performances run April 15
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

A SPECIAL LOCATION!
Michalopoulos Studios,
527 Elysian Fields Avenue.

PARKING: (just across the street)
Central Parking
400 Elysian Fields Avenue
Rates $5-$10

PERFORMANCES:
Thurs - Sat at 7:30pm and
Sundays at 3:00pm

FREE WALKING-TOUR!
One hour prior to each performance, join us for A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE-themed walking tour. Discover where Stanley and Stella Kowalski lived, worked and played in 1947 New Orleans... Walking and talking with cocktails will be encouraged!


PLAY DRESS-UP WITH US!
Costume in your 1940's best for the performance (Southern Belles, Louisiana Gents, Dockworkers) and be entered in our door prize raffle! Each performance, one lucky winner will get a pair of tickets to tour the Old New Orleans Rum distillery!


CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Or call the Box Office (504)522-6545


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Kiss Kiss Julie
Thursdays through Sundays at 8pm
through April 15, 2012
at the Joan Mitchell Center
2275 Bayou Road, New Orleans

Kiss Kiss Julie is a gender-bending treasure hunt
for pleasure, sensuality, and sexual utopia.
Performers escort you around the grounds of a
200-year-old home where intimate spectacles await
your attention.

$20 General, $15 Students/Seniors/Artists
Pay-what-you-can on Sunday, March 25th
Seating is limited. Reservations Required.

Purchase tickets online at TicketLeap:
http://artspot.ticketleap.com/kisskissjulie/#view=calendar

For more information, including group sales
inquiries, please email our boxoffice
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call us at (504) 826-7783.

Sexual Content. No one under 18 will be admitted.

What makes a great lover?
Call us and leave your answer anonymously:
707-786-3653
After calling, listen to other secret answers here:
http://artspotproductions.blogspot.com/

Wanna see the show for free?
We need volunteers each night.
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Disney's THE LION KING
Broadway's Award-Winning Best Musical
New Orleans's Limited Premiere Engagement Plays
To Sunday, April 15

at Mahalia Jackson Theater

In New Orleans, THE LION KING will play through Sunday, April 15 on the following schedule:

Monday DARK
Tuesdays: 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 p.m.
*Thursdays: 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
**Sundays: 1:00 and 6:30 p.m.
*There will be special 2:00 p.m. matinees on Thursday, March 15 and Thursday, April 12.

**There will not be a 6:30 p.m.
performance on Sunday, April 15.

Ticket prices start as low as $30.25. Premium Ticket Packages, which include prime seat locations, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Beginning Saturday, November 12, tickets will be available in person at the Mahalia Jackson Box Office, via phone at 800-982-2787 (ARTS), and online at BroadwayInNewOrleans.com. Orders for groups of 15 or more may be placed

by calling 504-287-0372.
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CITY ANNOUNCES TRAFFIC PLAN FOR FINAL FOUR WEEKEND

The City announced a plan to enhance traffic flow for events slated for NCAA Final Four weekend. This traffic plan is designed to facilitate the flow of traffic exiting the Tchoupitoulas/S. Peters exit from the Pontchartrain Expressway from both eastbound and westbound directions during large special events, especially those in the areas near the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The plan also includes a designated pick-up and drop-off zone for taxicabs and limousines near the Mercedes Benz Superdome for the semi-finals on Saturday, March 31 and the Championship game on Monday, April 2.

"We are encouraging local residents as well as people from across the metropolitan area and those visitors in New Orleans for the NCAA Final Four Championship Tournament to enjoy all the great activities that are a part of this exciting event," said Mayor Landrieu. "We anticipate greater than normal traffic flow in the area around the Convention Center, Woldenberg Park and the Superdome on game days. This plan will ensure that the visitor experience is a positive one, including the ease of traffic flow to and from those events."

BRACKET TOWN

The Convention Center will be home to the NCAA Final Four Bracket Town events from March 30 to April 2, 2012, as follows:

Friday, March 30 Noon - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 31 10 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 1 Noon - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, April 2 Noon - 7:00 p.m.

The following traffic plan was developed in conjunction with representatives from the New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana State Police, Harbor Police, Crescent City Connection Police, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), and the Morial Convention Center.

The hours of operation for the traffic plan will be activated one hour before the beginning of the hours of operation for the "Bracket Town" event located at Halls H, I, and J of the Convention Center. After initial testing of this traffic plan, it will be determined how long its hours of activation are necessary to accommodate the traffic flow generated by these events.

These closures will increase the flow of traffic exiting from the Pontchartrain Expressway headed in a riverbound direction.

* Traffic heading on Calliope in a riverbound direction will be diverted right/uptown onto Annunciation. This traffic will not be allowed to proceed riverbound on Calliope from Annunciation.

* Traffic heading on Annunciation in an uptown direction from the Warehouse district will be diverted right/lake bound onto Calliope. This traffic will not be allowed to cross Calliope on Annunciation in an uptown direction.

* Traffic headed on Annunciation in a downtown direction will be diverted right/riverbound onto Calliope. This traffic will not be allowed to cross Calliope on Annunciation in a downtown direction.

"Under normal circumstances, this exit experiences typical delays from excessive traffic congestion due to heavy trucks delivering freight to the ship docks, numerous conventions located at the Convention Center and the arrival and departure of passengers for the two cruise ships docking behind the center," said Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Homeland Security. "With these closures and diversions, we are hoping to alleviate as much traffic congestion as possible at the intersection of Tchoupitoulas and Annunciation."

Additionally, during the hours of the Big Dance concert series in Woldenberg Park, which is free and open to the public, both Decatur and North Peters Streets between Canal and Dumaine Streets may have intermittent closures to vehicular traffic, under the direction and control of the New Orleans Police Department, as a result of heavy pedestrian traffic.

BIG DANCE CONCERT SERIES

The Big Dance Concert Series, which is free and open to the public, will take place along Woldenberg Park March 30 to April 1, 2012, as follows:

Friday, March 30 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 31 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 1 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

GAME DAYS

NCAA Semi-finals and the Championship games in the Mercedes Benz Superdome are scheduled as follows:

Saturday, March 31 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 2 8:00 p.m.

On game days, Poydras Street may have intermittent closures to vehicular traffic, under the direction and control of the New Orleans Police Department, as a result of heavy pedestrian traffic.

Due to the massive construction project on Loyola Avenue, the designated taxicab drop-off and pick-up zone for the Final Four games in the Mercedes Benz Superdome will be located on Perdido Street, between S. Claiborne and LaSalle Streets. The taxicabs will enter Perdido Street from Claiborne Avenue and will exit at LaSalle Street in a downtown direction toward Tulane Avenue.

NCAA BIG DRIBBLE

On Sunday, April 1, the Big Dribble, featuring 3,000 participating youth, will begin at Champions Square and proceed to Bracket Town in the Convention Center. From 1:00- 3:00 p.m., Poydras Street from the Mercedes Benz Superdome to Convention Center will be restricted on the riverbound side. Convention Center Boulevard will also be restricted (downtown direction lanes) between Poydras and Henderson Streets.

"Much of the success of our hosting this great event this year and in future years will be based on the support and participation from the community, the region and visitors supporting the four participating teams," Landrieu said. "I want to thank the partnering agencies for working together to put these traffic controls in place to ensure a positive experience for all who come to enjoy the great events that are a part of hosting the NCAA Final Four."

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Palm Court jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur St
504-525-0200
Wed thru Sunday 7p - 11p
BAND PLAYS 7:30p - 10:30p
Live Traditional Jazz

March:

30 Wendell Brunios & Palm Court Jazz Band
31 Lionel Ferbos w/Palm Court Jazz Band

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FRIDAY MARCH 30TH LUTHER KENT QUARTET 5PM - 8PM

FRIDAY MARCH 30TH LENA PRIMA & BAND 9PM - 1AM
SATURDAY MARCH 31ST ROBIN MARIE BARNES & BAND 5PM - 8PM

SATURDAY MARCH 31ST LENA PRIMA & BAND 9PM - 1AM


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CHICKIE WAH WAH
2828 CANAL STREET


Fri 30 @ 5 - Gallivan Burwell & the Predatory Drifters
@ 8 - Paul Sanchez
@ 10:30 - Sugarcane Jane

Chickie Wah Wah
2828 Canal Street
NOLA
504.304.4714
www.chickiewahwah.com


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*Friday,March 30*

5PM Those Peaches

7PM Kristina Morales

8:30/Penthouse/ FridayNight Comedy Showcase

10PM Dirty Bourbon River Show

11PM/Penthouse/ Buena Vista Social Latin Dance Party

*Saturday,March 31*

5PM The Ramblin Letters

7PM Smoking Time Jazz Club

10PM The Brass-a-Holics

12AM Moon Taxi



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Blue Nile
532 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, LA 70116-2024
(504) 948-2583
www.bluenilelive.com

Blue Nile Listings for March of 2012

*FRI March 30th*
SASHA MASAKOWSKI 7PM
BONERAMA 11pm

*SAT MARCH 31*
WASHBOARD CHAZ 7PM
MIA BORDERS 11PM

*SUN APRIL 1*
MYKIA JOVAN 7PM
TBC BRASS BAND 10PM

 



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Buffa's Bar & Restaurant
1001 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 949-0038
www.buffasbar.com
All events non smoking
No Cover Charge
Kitchen Open 24/7

MARCH 2012
Sunday Brunch 11am til 2pm
All night events begin at 8pm

MARCH
Mar 31, 2012, 8:00 PM The Royal Rounders

[Jazz Standards, Blues, Folk]

Wednesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25 8 PM Open Mic [OM]
Thursdays April 5,12, 19, 26 8 PM

Tom McDermott & Aurora Nealand
[Traditional Jazz]
Saturdays April 7,14,21,28 8PM

The Royal Rounders [Jazz Standards,
Blues, Folk]
Sundays April 1,8,15,22,29 May 6 11 AM

Some Like It Hot! Traditional
Jazz Brunch [Traditional Jazz]
Sundays April 1,8,15,22 TREME watching party

on the Big Screen


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IRVIN MAYFIELD?S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE AT THE ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL
300 BOURBON STREET
(504) 553-2299
www.sonesta.com

March 2012 SCHEDULE


Friday, March 30
5pm - The Professor Piano Series featuring Tom McDermott
8pm Leon Kid Chocolate Brown
12 Midnight - Burlesque Ballroom featuring Trixie Minx and Romy Kaye

Saturday, March 31
8pm Glen David Andrews
12 Midnight Brass Band Jam featuringRegeneration Brass Band
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"Davenport Lounge" is the official name of Jeremy's Club

Every Thursday (5:30pm), Friday (9pm) + Saturday (9pm)
at Davenport Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.



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The Windsor Court will showcase New Orleans'
finest musicians Thursday through Sunday
in two different venues in 2012.
POLO CLUB LOUNGE
2nd Floor
Fridays: Michael Watson Quartet
Traditional Jazz 9 PM - Midnight
Saturdays: Shannon Powell Band
Featuring the "King of Treme"
Shannon Powell on Drums, David Torkanowsky on Piano,
Roland Garren on Bass, Derek Douget on Saxophone
9 PM - Midnight
Sundays: Mario Abney Quartet
Featuring Mario Abney on Trumpet
6 PM - 10 PM
COCKTAIL BAR
Thursdays: Meschiya Lake Quartet
Jazz & Blues 5 PM - 9 PM
Fridays: Shannon Powell Trio
Featuring the "King of Treme" Shannon Powell on Drums,
David Torkanowsky on Piano, Roland Garren on Bass
5 PM - 9 PM
Saturdays: Tim Laughlin - Piano & Clarinet Duo
9 PM - 12 PM
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Antoine's Restaurant - 713 St. Louis Street
Live Music at Hermes Bar at Antoine's Restaurant: Every Friday & Saturday - 9:30 & 11pm

Friday, March 30th - Shannon Powell Trio
Saturday, March 31st - The IQ featuring members of the Iguanas
No Cover Charge

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EXTENDED: Prospect.2 installation by Dawn DeDeaux at THNOC
"Confederacy of Dunces"-themed display will be open on Fridays through the end of March
The Historic New Orleans Collection has extended the run of new media artist Dawn DeDeaux's locally and nationally acclaimed Prospect.2 installation in its Brulatour Courtyard. The visionary outdoor exhibit, located at 520 Royal St., will be open 6-10 p.m. every Friday now through March 30, 2012, and admission will be free of charge.
About the Exhibition
DeDeaux, a New Orleans native and one of America's pioneering new media artists, employs her visionary sense of space, light and media to transform the Brulatour Courtyard into "Goddess Fortuna and Her Dunces In An Effort To Make Sense Of It All." Inspired by John Kenney Toole's classic New Orleans novel, "A Confederacy of Dunces," the exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the novel's Pulitzer Prize, exploring its underlying philosophical themes.
"The narrative comedy of 'Confederacy' is so successful that some readers overlook its medieval origins, overture to literary giants and philosophical and theological arguments," said DeDeaux. "The exhibition is structured to bring these complex considerations into a larger public discourse. I wanted to pay particular tribute to [Ignatius J. Reilly's] guiding light, the Goddess Fortuna, who is frequently summoned throughout the pages of the book as counsel to Reilly."
In DeDeaux's installation, the eccentric and tangential mind of Reilly escapes the pages of the book, usurping the courtyard through a number of sculptures, prints and sound and lighting installations recalling iconography from the novel. Those familiar with the book will recognize the Lucky Dog hotdog cart, the Levy pants revolt and Reilly's filthy rumpled bed.
DeDeaux set the interpretation within the context of contemporary New Orleans pop culture using two icons of modern New Orleans-bounce artists Big Freedia and Katey Red. The rappers alternately play the Goddess Fortuna in a video projected on an exterior wall. A chorus of "Fortunette" dancers accompanies the goddess, foretelling the future in the centuries-old tradition of dancing oracles and priestesses
"I wanted to explore Fortuna's broader relationship with nature, fate and disaster in today's world," said DeDeaux. "There is something about wanting to know our future that strikes humbly into the heart of 'humanness.'"
3-31-12
New Orleans
The first semifinal Saturday will be a grudge match between bitter Bluegrass State rivals when top-seeded Kentucky (36-2) faces Louisville (30-9) at 6:09 p.m. That will be followed by a matchup of a pair of No. 2 seeds when Ohio State (31-7) meets Kansas (31-6).
3-31-12

Lay Your Troubles Down By the Riverside at Old Algiers RiverFest™
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts: Valerie Robinson or Jazmine Boutte, 504-529-4341

With jazz music wafting along the river, the aroma of robust New Orleans cuisine and the visual array of fine arts and crafts, Old Algiers RiverFest will be a sensory sensation on March 31-April 1.
The eighth annual festival will be held at Mardi Gras World- Westbank at 233 Newton Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., is the only free festival in New Orleans that focuses on traditional jazz and its connection to the river.
The musical talent provides a line-up of jazz masters and young musicians making the jazzy sounds that are what the music of New Orleans is all about. The program includes everything from the kick off Mardi Gras Indian parade to Lindy Hop dance lessons to cool and hot jazz numbers. The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, March 31
12 noon - Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indian Parade
12:45 - Algiers Brass Band
2 p.m. - Shannon Powell & the Traditional Jazz Band All-Stars
3 p.m. - Delfeayo Marsalis Jazz Band
4 p.m. - Sasha Masakowski
5:00 p.m. - Irvin Mayfield Sextet

Sunday, April 1
12 noon - Palmetto Bug Stompers (with swing dance lessons)
1 p.m. - George French Band with Ellen Smith
2 p.m. - Leah Chase
3 p.m. - Hot 8 Brass Band
4 p.m. - Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders
5 p.m. - Michael White's Liberty Jazz Band

As always, authentic New Orleans food and beverages will be offered for sale. Some of those participating include Praline Connection, Saltwater Grill, Purple Banana Yogurt, La Cocinita Food Truck. Fine arts, crafts and jewelry will be offered by nearly 20 vendors, and children's area will include face painting and coloring activities.

Ferry & Shuttle
Even getting to the festival is fun! Visitors can ride the free Algiers Ferry from Canal Street and jump on a free shuttle from the ferry terminal to the festival site. Music on the ferry will include Some Like It Hot on Saturday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. and Jack's Jazz on Sunday from 12 noon to 2 p.m., followed by Arden Lo from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Church Services
On April 1, churches throughout the Old Algiers area will offer tribute to the cultural contributions of musicians from Old Algiers at their Sunday services. Specially designed festival fans will be offered to those attending. Look for a list of churches on the website near the festival date. Some churches participating include Trinity Lutheran Church, Beautiful Zion Methodist Church, First Providence Baptist Church and Second Good Hope Baptist Church. See website for details.
Ochsner Medica Center-Westbank, Crescent Towing/Cooper T. Smith, Fifth District Savings Bank, Lakewood Golf & Country Club, Latter & Blum and Whitney Bank.
For updates, visit www.oldalgiersriverfest.com or call 504-529-4341.
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3-30-12
IRMA THOMAS IN BRONZE

Saturday, a bronze statue of soul singer Irma Thomas will be unveiled in the New Orleans Musical Legends Park on the 300 block of Bourbon Street. Her statue will be in the likenesses of those previously inducted into the park: Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Fats Domino, Ronnie Kole, Louis Prima, and Chris Owens. A ceremony for the unveiling begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes a reception.

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The 13th Annual Fête Française is to be held on March 31

Fête Française, an annual event organized by Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans, carries the distinction of being the only French Festival in New Orleans. It is a unique opportunity to celebrate the French heritage of the city and showcase all things French: language, cuisine, art and music. The 13th Annual Fête Française theme is "Bleu, Blanc, Rouge."

This fun-filled event celebrates all things uniquely French and helps to keep the Francophone heritage alive and well in New Orleans and Louisiana through a variety of food, entertainment, children's activities and cultural demonstrations.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 31, 2012

WHERE: 821 General Pershing Street (between Magazine and Constance streets). Event includes the 800 block of General Pershing and the 4300 block of Constance.

ADMISSION: Free admission

Performing at Fête Française:

Johnette Downing
Eric John Kaiser
Sarah Quintana
Amanda Shaw
Terrance Simien
Norbert Slama

Food and Beverages provided by:

Boucherie
C'est la Vie
Café Degas
Carte des Vins
Cochon
Coyote Ugly Saloon
Herbsaint
Irish House
Johnny V's Bistro
King Creole
La Petite Grocery
Les Deux Papas
Lillet
Maple Street Patisserie
Martinique Bistro
Martin Wine Cellar
McAlister's Deli
Patois
de Pescay Seafood
St. James Cheese Company
Taceaux Loceaux
Tartine
Twelve Seasons Catering
Whole Foods Market

Sponsors:

Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans
Consulat Général de France à la Nouvelle-Orléans


3-31-12

The Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association is hosting with the
Preservation Resource Center the Shotgun House Tour between 10am and
4PM. The Shotgun House Tour costs $30 and features 8 classic shotgun
houses in Faubourg St. John. You may have seen a feature on each of
the houses at FSJNAdotORG. Headquarters for the Shotgun Tour will be
the Pitot House at 1440 Moss Street. Please join your neighbors and
friends and support the premiere architectural preservation resource
in our city.

AND the Bayou Bridges Committee's annual crawfish boil (Boiling for
the Bridges) between 3 PM and 6 PM. Boiling for the Bridges is $30
for adults and $5 for children 10 years and under and features
unlimited crawfish, beer and drinks. The location of Boiling for the
Bridges is 2867 Maurepas. The Faubourg St. John rebridge project is
raising the funding to restore the bridges (Magnolia and Dumaine) that
cross beloved Bayou St. John.
3-31-12
Jaguars Open House
Saturday, March 31, 2012
1:00pm until 4:00pm
Jaguars Food and Spirits
3555 18th St., Metairie, LA 70002

Come over to Jaguars, grab a bite to eat, relax, and shop some
of your favorite ?Home Party? companies?along with some new ones!

Several Reps will be available including: Tupperware, Avon,
Scentsy, Thirty-One Gifts, Jewel Kade, Pampered Chef, Body by Vi,
along with in...dependent artisans displays & MORE.

There will be DOOR PRIZES and RAFFLE TICKETS!

Please spread the word! Friends have gotten together to help
bring business to our friends at Jaguars...where there's great food
and great friends!

Representatives will be available to answer your questions and
demonstrate their wares. Everything from wick-less candles with great
fragrance, to kitchen items, to purses, bags, jewelry, make-up and
skin care, personalized bulletin boards, perfume, and fun stuff for
the kids room!

Just come check it out! Pick up your Easter and Mother's Day Gifts!!!

Jaguars specializes in New Orleans fare and home-cooked meals
at excellent prices.

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Saturday, March 31st
Pajama Jam
Whole Foods Market Veterans
3420 Veterans Blvd.
, (504) 888-8225
8:00 - 10:00 am, FREE Cinnamon Roll
Guests will have the unusual opportunity to shop in the comfort of
their pajamas. From 8 to 10 a.m. on March 31st, guests wearing their
favorite pajamas will receive a FREE Cinnamon Roll from Upper Crust
Bakery or, in the event of no pajamas, make a $2 donation to the Whole
Planet Foundation for the roll (while supplies last).

Saturday, March 31st
WWOZ Brass Pass Distribution
Whole Foods Market Arabella Station
5600 Magazine St., (504) 899-9119
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
WWOZ will distribute the beloved Brass Passes for all seven days of
Jazz Fest. More information is available at
www.wwoz.org<http://www.wwoz.org>;.

Saturday, March 31st
Spring Fling
Whole Foods Market Arabella Station
5600 Magazine St., (504) 899-9119
Free
Arabella Station will feature an array of activities including: All
Natural Easter Egg Dyeing Class at 10 a.m. (Sign up at Guest Services
- $5 per child), Meet the Rabbit Lady and Furry Friends - Live bunnies
for petting & pictures, such as velvety Mini-Rex, Mini-Lops, plus
Rhinelander & Cinnamon breeds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Easter Egg Hunt
at 11 a.m., followed by Taste of the Spring from 12 to 2 p.m.

Sunday, April 1st
WWOZ Brass Pass Distribution
Whole Foods Market Veterans
3420 Veterans Blvd., (504) 888-8225
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
WWOZ will distribute the beloved Brass Passes for all seven days of
Jazz Fest. More information is available at
www.wwoz.org<http://www.wwoz.org>;.

3-31-12
Speed Dating for a Cause by the Rolling Elvi and Pussyfooters
Cost: $25 - minimum donation, paid in advance with registration
Why: To benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
What: Speed Dating for a Cause-hosted by the Pussyfooters and the
Rolling Elvi Where: Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal Street When: Saturday
March 31st, 6:15 to 9:30

We have some spaces left for Men.
https://www.facebook.com/speeddatingforacause



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Pontchartrain Vineyards
Jazz'n the Vines

Spring 2012

Saturday, March 31st
STEVE RILEY &
THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS
Grammy Nominated Classic Cajun Music

Outdoor Concert Series
6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.
Admission: $10.00/person pay at the gate, children 12 and under no charge
Bring: Flashlight, Umbrella, Lawn Chair, Picnic Dinner
Please Do Not Bring: Outside beer, wine or other alcohol, pets, fire pits
Pontchartrain Vineyards wines & food from Windfield Farms will be available for purchase
81250 Old Military Rd. (Hwy. 1082) Bush, LA just north of Covington
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.pontchartrainvineyards.com
985-892-9742

3-31-12
Celebrate Africa Day at the Arts Market of New Orleans

Arts Council of New Orleans and AfricaNola celebrate African Culture
at Palmer Park Saturday. March 31

Arts Council of New Orleans, in partnership with AfricaNola, presents
Celebrate Africa Day at the Arts Market of New Orleans Saturday, March
31st from 10am to 4pm in Palmer Park at the corner of S. Carrollton
and S. Claiborne Avenues.
· 11am - 11:30am: Morikeba Kouyate (Senegal)- Kora (African
Harp) African storytelling, call and response singing

· 11:30am - noon: Thierno Dioubate (Guinea) with Gizelle Nakhid
- african drum and dance workshop

· Noon - 12:30pm: Ivan Watkins- discussion of AFrica New Orleans
connection

· 1pm - 2 pm: Kora Konnection

· 2:30pm - 3:30pm Africa Brass



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This Saturday: Easter Treats Kids Program


March 31 from 11 AM - Noon

$5 per child, free for SoFAB members

Marshmallow peeps are always a favorite in Easter baskets, but this weekend kids can make their own marshmallow bunny treats! On Saturday we'll be making a few different Easter goodies and dying eggs using natural dyes made out of things from the kitchen (like beets!)

pre registration is required, click here to sign your child up
Southern Food and Beverage Museum
500 Port of Orleans Place
Suite 169
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130



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Saturday, March 31
Old U.S Mint w Ed Polcer's Band (free)
3rd floor auditorium 2 - 3:30pm
100 Esplanade Ave

Saturday, March 31
The Cocktail Bar 9 to midnight
The Windsor Court Hotel
300 Gravier St.
(new 5:30-8:30 time starting on April 14)

For an updated Festival '12 schedule, visit my site schedule.

Tim Laughlin Music
504 522-6088 office
504 782-0614 cell
www.timlaughlin.com
3-31-12

HBO's *Treme *to host 3rd Annual "My Darlin' New Orleans"

Tickets on sale NOW/ Irma Thomas to headline/ Guest chefs announced


New Orleans, LA - HBO's *Treme*, currently filming in New
Orleans, will host the 3rd Annual "My Darlin' New Orleans" Auction and
Celebrity Gala benefiting Sweet Home New Orleans, The Roots of Music, and
the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Assistance Foundation. Guests of this
unique event will walk the red carpet and mingle with the cast and crew of *
Treme.*

The Auction and Celebrity Gala will take place the evening of Saturday,
March 31, 2012 at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans,
Louisiana. Tickets are on sale NOW for $150 per ticket and can be
purchased through http://mydarlinneworleans.eventbrite.com or by calling
504-421-4312. After getting your tickets online, click our online auction
link for a chance to bid on exclusive items available only through our
website (*http://www.biddingforgood.com/mydarlin).* Bid on a one of a kind
Hammon B3 Organ played and signed by JoJo Hermann of *Widespread Panic*. The
organ has since been signed by a team of famous piano players such as Dr.
John, Art Neville of *The Meters*, and Gregg Allman of the *Allman Brothers*
. Other online auction items include CD's, books, and a baseball hat
signed by the cast members and producers of *The Wire* and *Treme.* Check
back often to preview other hot auction items that will be available ONLY
by attending "My Darlin' New Orleans". Check back often to preview hot
auction items that will be available ONLY by attending "My Darlin' New
Orleans".

Some unique auction items include:

· Role as an Extra on *Treme*

· Autographed Memorabilia from *Treme*, *The Wire* and more

· Autographed Drew Brees Jersey

· Exclusive wine tasting parties and private chef party package

· Musical instruments

· Dining, spa, and hotel packages

· New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell tickets

· Custom art and jewelry from local New Orleans artists

· VIP experience to the VOODOO Experience

New Orleans' very own legendary Grammy Award winning blues singer Irma
Thomas and her band are set to headline the event. Other musical acts will
include Little Freddie King, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, and a
special performance by The Roots of Music Crusaders Marching Band. A team
of James Beard award winning and nominated guest chefs, *Bayona's* Susan
Spicer, *Commander's Palace's *Tory McPhail, and *Domenica's* Alon Shaya,
will be serving specialty dishes to guests as they sip on signature New
Orleans cocktails.

Guests will walk the red carpet and mingle with crew and actors Wendell
Pierce, Melissa Leo, Job Seda, Michiel Huisman, Chris Coy, and more while
bidding on exclusive film, TV, and music memorabilia as well as items
generously donated by HBO and local businesses. The auction will feature
items from *Treme*, *The Wire*, and other HBO shows.

The event is hosted by *Treme* and sponsored by Panavision, Hollywood
Trucks, Deluxe, and Cinelease and with Home Box Office (HBO) as the main
sponsor.
4-1-12

"FILLIES, FASHION & FIZZ PRESENTED BY MACY'S"
RETURNS ON LOUISIANA DERBY DAY

The arrival of spring means it's time to dust off your hats and seersuckers. Fillies, Fashion & Fizz Presented by Macy's®, the decadent afternoon for stylish 21st century Southern belles and dandies, returns to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Louisiana Derby Day, April 1. The upscale day at the races includes champagne, a Spring Fashion Show by Macy's®, hat and ensemble contests with cash prizes and more.
Here's a look at the day's schedule of events:
1:00 p.m. - Miller Lite Beer Garden opens, complimentary champagne (while supplies last)
2:30 p.m. - "Best Derby Hat" competition open to men and women ($50 first prize)
3:00 p.m. - Macy's® Spring Fashion Show
3:30 p.m. - "Best Derby Ensemble" competition ($50 first prize; separate categories for Men and Women)
4:55 p.m. - 99th Running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby
Finalists for the contests will be hand-selected by Fair Grounds officials on the lookout for the best hats and outfits throughout the day.
Fox 8 meteorologist Dawn Brown will emcee the fashion show and contests. A panel of celebrity judges will include Christina Leavenworth of WWL-TV.
The trackside Miller Lite Beer Garden will serve as the headquarters for all of the Fillies, Fashion & Fizz activities. Specialty food options will include Starlight Racing favorites Crepes a la Carte, Miss Linda the Yakamien Lady and Messina 's Catering.
"We are very excited to bring Macy's on board as a presenting partner for this year's Fillies, Fashion & Fizz event," said Fair Grounds Senior Director of Marketing, Mark Conner. "It's a perfect partnership for Fair Grounds. On a day devoted to fashion, hats and purses, there is no better apparel partner to have leading the Louisiana Derby Fashion show than Macy's."

First post (the first race of the day) on Louisiana Derby Day, April 1, is 12:10 p.m. The featured race, the $1 million Louisiana Derby (Gr. II) for 3-year-olds pointing to the Kentucky Derby, will go off in the late afternoon at 4:55 p.m.

Admission for Fillies, Fashion & Fizz is $10. General admission on Louisiana Derby Day is $5 Grandstand and $10 Clubhouse. General admission is unlimited and can be purchased at the door. For Clubhouse reservations, call (504) 943-2200. Clubhouse admission includes access to the Miller Lite Beer Garden for Fillies, Fashion & Fizz.

4-1-12

Palm Sunday rabies drive set for fire stations in New Orleans this weekend

The annual Palm Sunday rabies vaccination drive, sponsored by the
Louisiana SPCA and the Southeast Louisiana Veterinary Association, is
this Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at fire stations across New Orleans.

Shots will be given to dogs and cats at the following stations:

Engine 1,
2920 Magazine St
.

Engine 4,
6900 Downman Road

Engine 12,
5600 Franklin Ave.

Engine 17,
4115 Woodland Drive

Engine 24,
1040 Poland Ave.

Engine 25,
2430 S Carrollton Ave.

Engine 27,
2118 Elysian Fields Ave.

Engine 35,
964 N Carrollton Ave.

Engine 36, 5403 Read Blvd.

Shots also will be given at the Louisiana SPCA,
1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.

in
Algiers
.

The rabies shots are $15, cash only, which includes vaccination, tag
and license.

Dogs must be on leashes, and cats must be in carriers or on leashes.
Pets must be 12 weeks or older to receive a vaccination. For more
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information, email

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http://www.nojc.org/nickel
Nickel -A-Dance
April 1
Maison
508 Frenchmen
http://www.maisonfrenchmen.com/
4-7 p.m.
The Nickel-A-Dance concerts, a New Orleans family-friendly jazz-dance tradition since 1994.
Tell your friends and tell your children:
IT'S STILL FREE!

April 1 Sunday 4-7 Lagniappe: Benny Grunch's

FAW'BAWG MAR'NEE ANNUAL POST MARDI GRAS
PRE-FRENCH QUARTA 'FESTIBLE PAWTY'N ALL

April 1 Maison 508 Frenchmen St. 947-6155 Benny Grunch FAW'BAWG
MAR'NEE ANNUAL POST MARDI GRAS PRE-FRENCH QUARTA '
FESTIBLE PAWTY'N ALL Sunday 4:00pm free

For more information, call 947-6155


4-1-12
TGIF "Thank Goodness it's Festival!" Kickoff Event
Music from Jon Cleary and the Philthy Phew and Robin Barnes
This is the LAST WEEK to purchase TGIF 'Thank Goodness it's Festival!' tickets for $55!
(Price increases to $65 on Sunday, April 1st)

Click here to purchase your tickets now:
http://tgif2012.eventbrite.com/
4-1-12

Good Sports
Songs and laughs from the world of sports

Featuring: Larry Beron, Alden Hagardorn, Philip Melancon
Sunday, April 1st at 6 o'clock
Thursday, April 5th at 8 o'clock
Held in the Caribbean Room of the Pontchartrain
2031 St. Charles Avenue

Admission: $15 Reservations: 524-0581

Three Musical Stooges of New Orleans team up to stage the first cabaret show dedicated to sports. Delivering their bounty of hits regaling the boys of summer to the warriors of winter and everything between those hash marks.
Football, baseball, basketball, horse racing of course; include golf, fishing, jogging, bocce and curling and the game's on! Traditional sporting favorites like Fugue for a Tinhorn and Gotta Have Heart are wedged between parodies on the Saints and Tulane, add to that originals like Plop, Plop and Domestic Tranquillity and you have a Super Bowl quality match.

You want characters, yeah, we got characters. Larry Beron is the creative madman of Larry Ragusa's King Cakes. He's gone viral with his muffuletta style Mardi Gras treat. A veteran of local stage and television Larry also has commercial and film credentials. Now he's singing: the Dion Sanders of theatrical arts.
Alden Hagerdorn, aka: The King, is a tour de force of revelry. Oh, he's been in a movie or two. Oh, he's sung in a bar or two. Oh, he's acted . . . never a day in his life. He's a genuine entertainer distilled in the good natured spirits of life.
Philip Melancon, is the piano player at the Pontchartrain. Although he has a long history of quality shows under his belt, the management insisted he do this show if for no other reason than he can help protect the furniture of the historic venue.

So stop on in for one of the two shows at the Pontchartrain. Enjoy the musical, hilarious, energetic, engaging, heart-warming tribute to the games we love. We'll save you a bleacher seat out of the sun.

4-1-12

Trinity Artist Series
1329, Jackson Ave. N.O - Call: 670 2520
www.albinas.org

Sunday April 1st @ 5 pm: Valerie Jones Francis Jones Francis, soprano, Wilfred Delphin pianist,
The Patriotic Chorus & many other Guests. A program of Classical and Spirituals
Please Note also:
Sunday April 1 @ 9 pm Sharp: JAZZ VESPERS with Matt Lemmler, pianist & Shane Theriot, guitarist
This is our last Lenten Jazz Vespers of 2012: Hip. Cool, & Groovy, but Spiritual, too ! The service, lasts 30 minutes, and include a jazz prelude, a jazz reflection following the gospel reading, and a jazz postlude

Tuesday, April 3 @ 6 pm until 7 pm: "Organ & Labyrinth" : Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ.
From Classical Baroque to Vintage Rock and Popular Tunes.www.albinas.org

Sunday April 8 @ 5 pm: Albinas Prizgintas , organist plays the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ in a varied program of Classical and Popular works

Tuesday, April 10 @ 6 pm until 7 pm: "Organ & Labyrinth" : Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ.
From Classical Baroque to Vintage Rock and Popular Tunes. www.albinas.org

Sunday April 15 @ 5 pm: Xavier University Concert Choir directed by John Ware with Albinas Prizgintas, organist.
Classical and Spiritual program of Music Celebrating the Easter season and Spring

Tuesday, April 17 @ 6 pm until 7 pm: "Organ & Labyrinth" : Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ. From Classical Baroque to Vintage Rock and Popular Tunes. www.albinas.org

Sunday April 22 @ 5 pm: Giovanni de Chiaro, Classical Guitarist Visit: http://giovannidechiaro.net

Tuesday, April 24 @ 6 pm until 7 pm: "Organ & Labyrinth" : Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ.
From Classical Baroque to Vintage Rock and Popular Tunes. www.albinas.org

Sunday April 29 @ 5 pm: TBA

Please Note:
Monday April 30 @ 7:30 The British Brass Band of Louisiana. 30 performers in a Unique program of Traditional British Brass Band Music

Tuesday, May 1 @ 6 pm until 7 pm: "Organ & Labyrinth" : Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ.
From Classical Baroque to Vintage Rock and Popular Tunes. www.albinas.org



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