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New Orleans Thanksgiving Entertainment Events
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You can smell the Thanksgiving Turkey in the air and Christmas is only down wind.   New Orleans is the place to be during this season and here are just some of the reasons why that is so.



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Tulane University researcher W T. Godbey has developed a treatment for cancer using a method that causes cancer cells to self-destruct while sparing surrounding healthy cells..

While clinical trials with human patients are two to three years in the future, the treatment has been successful in animal models.

Tulane has received a patent for the treatment, whereby Godbey takes a gene from a cancer cell, extracts the current DNA message from the gene and replaces it with a code that instructs the cell to kill itself.

"We sort of trick the cancer cell," says Godbey, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. "When a cell expresses a gene it doesn't look at the message; if it recognizes the promoter it transcribes the message. Here the message is to express key proteins that cause self-destruction."

Only cancer cells have the specific protein that will bind to this promoter; normal healthy cells do not, says Godbey. Other gene delivery methods have been tried before, but because his method targets only COX-2 expressing genes there are no bystander effects that would result in damage to healthy tissue.

The targeted treatment developed in Godbey's lab has been proven successful on several carcinomas. Most recently, the gene therapy treatment has been shown to have exceptional cancer-killing actions when tested on bladder cancer in mice. This is a cancer that is especially difficult to treat due to a protective layer around the bladder wall, Godbey says. The results are reported in a recent article, "Preclinical Evaluation of a Gene Therapy Treatment for Transitional Cell Carcinoma," published in the journal Cancer Gene Therapy.

Pre-clinical trials are currently in process in collaboration with researchers at the Tulane University School of Medicine.




DDD & ASTOR CROWNE PLAZA TO HOST OFFICIAL KICK-OFF TO HOLIDAYS IN NEW ORLEANS

Dignitaries to "Flip the Switch," turning on more than 1 million twinkling holiday lights on historic Canal Street


WHO:                   The Downtown Development District & The Astor Crowne Plaza

WHAT:                                 Canal Street Holiday Lighting Ceremony
WHEN:                 Tuesday, November 23, 2010

5:30 p.m.

WHERE:               Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel (balcony)

                                739 Canal Street


November 22, 2010-New Orleans- The Downtown Development District and the Astor Crowne Plaza hotel will host the annual Canal Street Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, November 23 at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the official start of the holiday season in New Orleans.  City officials, DDD Board Chair Jade Brown Russell and Astor Crowne Plaza General Manager Peter Ambros will join together and lend a festive hand in "flipping the switch."  The public is encouraged to watch as more than one million twinkling lights brighten the historic street for holiday shoppers, diners, visitors and revelers.   


Each year, the DDD decorates Canal Street from the Mississippi River to Elks Place with holiday lights, wreaths, ribbons and garland.  Beginning in 2009, the DDD began phasing out the traditional incandescent holiday lights with more energy-efficient and longer-lasting LED lights.  This year, new wreaths and ribbons were also added..


The Canal Street Lighting Ceremony not only signifies the beginning of the holiday season in New Orleans, but it is also the first event part of the 2010 Canal Street: Home for the Holidays promotion, presented by the DDD and The Roosevelt New Orleans hotel.  Now in its third year, the 2010 promotion will include a total of four events: the Canal Street Lighting Ceremony, a Holiday Movie on the Mississippi, the Krewe of Jingle Parade & Jingle Mingle Block Party, and the first-ever kids Reindeer Run & Romp.


"We are so proud that this event has become a New Orleans tradition, and another great reason for locals to come back to Canal Street, celebrate the holidays, and rediscover the retail, dining, entertainment venues, hotels and more," says Jade Brown Russell, Chair of the DDD Board of Commissioners.


"It is our pleasure to host the lighting of Canal Street each year to kick off the holidays in downtown New Orleans," said Peter Ambros.  "We are delighted to support the DDD and to be part of these wonderful festivities."




Miracle on Fulton Street

Tuesday, November 23 · 5:30pm - 10:00pm


Fulton Street


Harrah's invites you to the official 2010 Miracle on Fulton Lighting Ceremony.

It's truly the most wonderful time of the year! Join us as we officially set Fulton Street aglow, complete with Santa and a very special guest to flip the switch of Miracle on Fulton and the 30-foot Macy's Tremendous Tree.


Tuesday, November 23
* Lighting Ceremony 5:30pm
* Benny Grunch & The Bunch 6:30pm
Free

The popular attraction featuring lighted Christmas trees along a
holiday boardwalk, "snowfalls," facepainters, balloon and caricature
artists, food and drink, and entertainment, opens with a special
lighting ceremony 5:30 Tuesday and a performance by Benny Grunch & The
Bunch, at 6:30.

After Tuesday, the event will open daily at noon, through Jan. 2.



***There can be miracles when you believe***

Complimentary beverages & holiday cheer will be served.

For more information contact Tara Theriot @This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Rex by Hales


Tuesday, November 23, 6:00PM


Please join us for a signing with Rex organization's archivist, Dr. Stephen Hales, when he comes to Octavia Books to sign

REX: An Illustrated History of the School of Design


The story of Rex's fanciful Carnival Kingdom-its royalty and traditions, its Processions and Imperial Receptions, its crown jew- els and rich art-is a story best told in pictures. Rex: An Illustrated History of the School of Design presents more than 250 images, most not previously published, to illuminate that visual history.

Octavia Books

513 Octavia Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70115

504-899-READ (7323)
octaviabooks.com




Lyle

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
Mahalia Jackson Theater
1419 Basin St.
Tues., Nov. 23 · 8:00 pm

No one writes songs like Lyle Lovett. Full of wit, wisdom and Texas-sized storytelling, the veteran singer/songwriter's catalog is rife with characters and concepts that loom large on the American landscape.

During Lovett's fall tour with his Large Band, the four-time Grammy Award winner will play a selection of concert favorites and new arrangements that meld blues, country, rock, gospel, big band swing, jazz and folk into a unique and rich style now synonymous with the artist.


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The City of New Orleans Revenue Estimating Conference meets today, Tuesday, November 23 at 1:30 p.m. to establish an estimate of revenue for the City.
Live streaming video, as well as archived video, of the Revenue Estimating Conference meeting is available hereon the City Council's website.

Established under the City Charter, the Revenue Estimating Conference is responsible for establishing the estimate of the available revenue to be budgeted for the coming fiscal year. The Conference includes five members: Mayor Mitch Landrieu, First Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer Andy Kopplin, Chief Financial Officer Norman Foster, City Council President and Chair of the City Council Budget Committee Arnie Fielkow and Tulane University Assistant Dean and Director of Research Peter Ricchiuti.

The meeting will be held in the City Council Chamber at City Hall


Guardians Institute  to kick off holiday book gift presentations (with
music)

When:        Tuesday,  November 23, 2010
Time:           10:00 am - 11:00 am
Where:       Future site of  the Guardians Institute
                    Corner of Independence and N. Johnson Streets
                  (Behind Harrison family home, 3532 N. Johnson  St.)

Featuring a special program by  Germany's Thomas  Gerdiken, known as the "
Prince of New Orleans Piano," who  will play songs from his New Orleans
repertoire and present a check to the  Guardians Institute to support
9 year old
Kevin Cooley Jr.'s philanthropy (See  below).

The program will end with a special  performance by Donald Harrison Jr.
and the Young Guardians of the  Flame. Hope you can join us!

  A note from Cherice  Harrison-Nelson:
We are approaching the 5th anniversary of the  Big Chief Donald Harrison,
Sr. Book Program.  Through the Guardians  Institute, more than 25,000
books--valued at over $250,000--have been  ceremoniously presented to
area youth by
Mardi Gras Indians, Jazz musicians,  indigenous cultural tradition bearers,
businessmen, businesswoman, and other  community leaders.



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Tuesday Market, November 23, 2010 | 9 am - 1 pm
Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River

The Tuesday market before Thanksgiving is one of our favorites - swarms of shoppers scratching items off epic grocery lists: Louisiana shrimp, gumbo crabs, smoked sausage, plenty of butter and cream, Plaquemines Parish citrus, including kumquats to dress up the holiday bird, sweet potatoes, cauliflower to whip (in lieu of mashed potatoes), pecans, chevre and lettuce mix, at least two pies from Ms. Chauvin, flowers for the table... Come early. There's bound to be a crowd


TREME FILMING IN YOUR AREA


PLEASE NOTE THE TIMES ON THE "NO PARKING" SIGNS

LOCATION: Envie Café, 1241 Decatur Street                                           FILMING DATE: Tuesday, November 23rd
                       Check Point Charlie's, 501 Esplanade Ave.
                       BMC, 1331 Decatur Street

Dear Residents and Business Owners,

"Treme," HBO's television series set in New Orleans will be returning to your neighborhood at 501 Esplanade
and the 1200 - 1300 blocks of Decatur Street on Tuesday,NOVEMBER 23rd.

Please excuse us as we will be moving working trucks and crew into your neighborhood early Tuesday morning and will exercise every effort to be quiet as we go about the start of our work. While the filming is going on, please ask anyone with a radio to contact Locations if you have any questions or concerns. We will promptly release all parking when it becomes available.
We are working with the Mayor's Office of Film and Video. Katie Gunnell in that office who may be reached at
504-658-0923 or by cell at 504-329-0665 to verify our credentials. We are also working with the New Orleans Police
Department and Traffic Engineering to effect traffic control and monitor safety for you and for our crew.

We will be out distributing these fliers in the neighborhood and welcome the chance to speak with you. You may also e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our location department at 504.799.0121, the Treme Locations Office. Parking will be reserved in the area for our working trucks only and for "picture" and we will therefore be posting City Permitted "No Parking" signs in those areas. The parking reserve will be posted for the hours between6 AM - 6 PM in the following blocks but please read the posted signs for specific times.
· 400 - 500 blocks Elysian Fields Avenue (uptown)
· ½ block 400 - 500 Esplanade Avenue (uptown & ½ downtown)
· ½ block 400 - 500 Barracks Street (downtown)
· ½ block 1200 - 1300 Decatur Street (lakeside)
· 1200 - 1300 blocks N. Peters Street (riverside & ½ lakeside)
Should you have any deliveries, events or appointments that we should be aware of, please do not hesitate to call us. We have kept our production vehicles to as small a footprint as we are able. If a vehicle is left in our round-up that we need to move, we will tow it to a nearby street, which the Locations Department and the NOPD will have a record of - ask for Locations.

Thank you for your patience and your support of filmmaking in and around New Orleans.

Evan Gabriele is the Episode Manager for this episode. He may be reached by cell at 917-288-4073.


Tonight night only!
FROM COMMUNITY TO STAGE
November 23rd presentation of original work

Free Admission


Junebug Productions Presents
 From Community to Stage
A presentation of original work created by participants
of the Free Southern Theater Institute
Tues. November 23rd
7:30pm

The Shops at Canal Place
365 Canal Street, 3rd Floor

Hosted by Southern Rep


This collection of pieces was created by participants of the Free
Southern Theater Institute introductory course FROM COMMUNITY TO STAGE
using Junebug Productions' Story Circle methodology, and other
storytelling techniques.  Through poetry, movement and imagery, these
stories explore where we come from and the challenges we face in our
communities today.

Join us for a post-performance discussion on the different methods
used in creating the pieces, Junebug Production's Story Circle
Methodology, the FSTI, and the issues explored in the pieces.





THE ANNUAL ST. HENRY ANGEL TREE

The Christmas Angel and Tree is a yearly Christmas tradition at The Historic Uptown New Orleans Church  of St. Henry.   803 General Pershing Street, New Orleans, Louisiana..  Over the years the program contributed significant gifts to children at Christmas.  Despite the problems the past two years, the event still went on and was still able to provide significant gifts to the U.S. Marines for their Toys for Tots Christmas program.  It continues back inside the Church again. Come and see the Angel Tree and make a donation, before of after the Rosary on Saturdays Noon till 4:00 p.m., or mail a check payable to:  "The Friends of St. Henry --Angel Tree"

and send mail to:

The Friends of St. Henry

P.O. Box 751150

New Orleans, LA  70175

to be received by no later then December 1st




Ralph's On the Park

900 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA
504-488-1000
http://www.ralphsonthepark.com/

GREAT FOOD!!!!
GREAT PIANO PLAYERS!!!!
Tuesday, 11/23/2010 - 5:00pm
Larry Sieberth
Wednesday, 11/24/2010 - 5:00pm
Tom McDermott
Sunday, 11/28/2010 - 11:30am
Joe Krown

Tuesday, 11/30/2010 - 5:00pm
Joe Krown



Blue nile

November 23 - Dave Cappello & Jeff Albert

Drums, trombone, maybe some other surprises...

The Open Ears Music Series consists of weekly concerts of interesting
music, often of the improvised variety. The performances are on
Tuesdays , upstairs at The Blue Nile , 532 Frenchmen St. New Orleans, LA

All shows are scheduled to start at 10 PM, and will likely be finished
by midnight or shortly thereafter, so don't be too late.
There is no cover charge. We want everyone that wants to listen to be
able to. There is an encouraged donation. Whatever you can contribute
is appreciated. All money donated will go to the artists, so please be
generous.


The Maple Leaf Bar
Live Music Nightly
8316 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-9359
504-866-5323 for recorded info
http://mapleleafbar.com/

Rebirth Brass Band
Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010
Weekly on Tuesdays

Los Poboycitos
Wednesday, Nov 24, 2010
$8

The Trio featuring Johnny V & Special Guests
Thursday, Nov 25, 2010

Bonerama
Friday, Nov 26, 2010
$15

George Porter Jr. & Runnin Pardners
Saturday, Nov 27, 2010
$10

Sunday, Nov 28, 2010
Mean Willie Green
Free boiled shrimp and exotic meats with paid admission
$8



Maison Music Club

http://www.maisonfrenchmen.com


* November 23, 2010
           o Caroline Fourmy at 6:00 pm
           o No Name Trio at 6:00 pm

     * November 24, 2010
           o Jerry Jumonville at 6:00 pm
           o Cats Pajamas at 9:00 pm

     * November 25, 2010
     * Thursday Free Food Day
           o Dave Easley  at 7:00 pm
           o Caesar Brothers Funk Box  at 10:00 pm

     * November 26, 2010
           o 7pm Some Like It Hot Jazz Band at 7:00 pm
           o Josh Sense and friends at 10:00 pm
           o Soul Project  at 10:00 pm





   


Preservation Hall

PRESERVATION HALL
726 St. Peter Street

, LA  70116
(504) 522-2841
www.preservationhall.com
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NATCHEZ Steamboat Collects 'Bucks for Clucks' During November for Second Harvest
Money collected to benefit individuals and families in need of food during the holidays
From November 21 to the 24, the NATCHEZ Steamboat is collecting "Bucks for Clucks," monetary donations to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank to help families in need of food assistance during the holiday season.
Cruise goers can purchase a paper turkey and autograph it with a minimum $1 donation. All of the turkeys will be featured on the NATCHEZ dock at the corner of Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River. The New Orleans Steamboat Company, owners of the NATCHEZ, will present Second Harvest Food Bank with a check at the end of the fundraiser..
"As we start gearing up for the holiday season and giving thanks for our blessings, it's important to remember the people in our community who are in need of the bare necessities," said Gordon Stevens, president and CEO of the New Orleans Steamboat Company. "We want to do our part to give back to the community and invite our customers to help us fight hunger in New Orleans as a small donation can go a long way."
People can make donations at the NATCHEZ lighthouse ticket office or kiosks located in the French Market, World Trade Center, Jackson Brewery and on Decatur Street near the Hard Rock Café entrance as well as at concierge desks in participating hotels. For more information on the Thanksgiving fundraiser or to make reservations on the NATCHEZ Steamboat, please call 1-504-569-1401or visit www.steamboatnatchez.com



 


MGG 2011 Cover

Last  week to get on board

before we go to press.


Don't be reading the 2011 Edition during Mardi Gras

and thinking you should have been in it!



The 2011 Cover

 Arthur Hardy. The Mardi Gras Guide is published by Arthur Hardy, who for three decades, has been the eyes, the ears and the voice of Carnival in New Orleans. More than two million copies of his Mardi Gras Guide have been sold, and Arthur Hardy is seen and heard on local television and radio several


Local and Visitor Markets. The Mardi Gras Guide reaches the local and tourist markets that spend more than a billion dollars each year during the Carnival season. The award-winning Mardi Gras Guide is


350,000 Readers. The Mardi Gras Guide provides the best cost-per-thousand exposure rate of any advertising medium in the region. The publication enjoys the largest circulation of any mag- azine in Louisiana - 70,000 copies - with a pass-along


Eleven Weeks of Exposure. The Mardi Gras Guide is on the newsstands for eleven weeks. And after the parades have passed, the publication is kept and treasured as a souvenir program. The Mardi Gras Guide has achieved genuine collectible status, with


500 Regional Outlets. The Mardi Gras Guide is on sale at more than 500 outlets in metro New Orleans, St. Tammany Parish, Baton Rouge, the River Parishes and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It's also available by mail and the Internet. The city's finer hotels, convention planners, travel agencies,


Cross Promotion. The Mardi Gras Guide is heavily promoted over the Internet and is annually the subject of more than 3,000 promotional ads on local television and radio. It has received more than 500 favorable reviews and has been recommended by USA Today, Frommer's, Fodor's, Travel Weekly, Advertising Age, Southern Living and the CBS Morning News.


SPACE RESERVATIONS FOR ADVERTISING IN THE 2011 MARD GRAS GUIDE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Don't Miss Out

Contact: Frank Stansbury

504-450-1955


 Irvin Mayfield Logo  

IRVIN MAYFIELDOS JAZZ PLAYHOUSE AT THE ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL
300 BOURBON STREET
No Cover
(504) 553-2299
www.sonesta.com



WWII Logo NEW

October Events
at The National WWII Museum




Christy, Poster Slate frank





Palm Court Brown


1204 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA, 70116
Phone: 504.525.0200

21 Lucien Barbarin w/palm Court Jazz Band & Leon Brown
22 and 23 closed
24 Lars Edegran & Topsy Chapman w/Palm Court Jazz Band & Otis Bazoon
25 closed Thanksgiving
26 Clive Wilson & palm court Jazz Band
27:Lionel Ferbos w/Palm Court jazz Band
28 Lucien Barbarin w/Sunday Night swingsters & Leon Brown & Tom Fischer
29 and 30 closed  



Dance Party before Thanksgiving day!


  Music,Dinner & Cocktails with

 Vivaz! latin band
Wednesday/November 24rd at 8PM to 1AM(Doors open at 6PM)                                   

   @ The Eiffel Society (Formerly The Red Room)
      www.eiffelsociety.com
 2040 Saint Charles ave. New Orleans, LA 70130
www.vivazlatinband.com
E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    plus **Liquid Rythm



Fairgrounds Morning
139TH THOROUGHBRED RACING SEASON OPENS THANKSGIVING DAY

 84-Day Meet Highlighted by $1 Million Louisiana Derby

 Starlight Racing Expanded to a Monthly Series

NEW ORLEANS (Monday, October 4, 2010) - The best that Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has to offer will be bigger and better during the 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season, which runs from Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 2010, to March 27, 2011. The meet's centerpiece event, the March 26 Louisiana Derby for horses making their last stop before the world-famous Kentucky Derby, has had its purse boosted to $1 million, from last year's $750,000. In addition, the popular Starlight Racing series that debuted in 2010 has been expanded so that every month will feature an upscale social event with live racing under the lights.


The 84-day 2010-2011 Thoroughbred Racing Season will run Thursdays to Mondays through February and Fridays to Mondays in March, except on Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and Dec. 25 (Christmas Day). Live racing also will be conducted on Dec. 22 and March 8 (Mardi Gras Day).

 First post is set for 12:40 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) daily, except on Opening Day (Nov. 25; first post is 11 a.m.), graded stakes days (Jan. 22, Feb. 19 and March 26; first post is 12:10 p.m.) and Starlight Racing nights (Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and March 18; first post is 5 p.m.).


Reservations for Clubhouse dining and box seats will be taken by phone at (504) 943-2200 or 1-800-262-7983 . General admission to the Grandstand is always free and Clubhouse admission is $6, except for Starlight Racing ($10).


"The quality of racing at Fair Grounds compares favorably with any winter racetrack in the country," said Fair Grounds Vice President and General Manager Eric Halstrom. "We feature impressive average field sizes, an abundance of turf racing, and a sizable population of accomplished horses that allows us to not only write a lot of allowance races but to actually fill them and run them.. Between the great racing and a full calendar of special events led by the expanded Starlight Racing series, we think this will be one of the most exciting meets ever."


For more information on Fair Grounds racing, gaming or special events, visit FairGroundsRaceCourse.com.

Royal Sonesta

Thanksgiving Day Feast

 No Cooking Necessary


 The Royal Sonesta Hotel invites all families to celebrate Turkey Day in the heart of the historic French Quarter.  Located at 300 Bourbon Street, Begue's Restaurant is serving up a Thanksgiving Day feast fit for a king on Thursday November 25th.  Set aside the apron and let the Royal Sonesta Hotel do your holiday cooking with over 15 delectable stations that will surely delight the entire family.  


Your Thanksgiving Brunch begins with a bubbling glass of Champagne or New Orleans cocktail to toast the occasion.  For starters, warm up with the Smoked Duck and Forrest Mushroom Gumbo or try the Sonesta'sRed Snapper and Lobster Ceviche from the Salad Bar.  If breakfast is what you crave, let our friendly staff prepare a customized omelet with fresh crab, shrimp, Creole tomatoes and caramelized onions from our Omelet Station.    


Thanksgiving Brunch would not be complete without Executive Chef Peter Page's Cajun Fried Turkey.  Drizzled in Cranberry Chutney and Giblet Gravy, it's a dish you won't want to miss!  For a lighter treat, feast on the Paneed Chicken Breast with Café au Lait Sauce or the Shrimp, Blue Crab and Asparagus Crepes.  With an endless selection of prepared Sushi, Oysters on the half shell and Calamari Ceviche, even the pickiest of eaters will find something to satisfy them.


Make sure you save room for dessert with delicious options like White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheese Cake, Pomegranate Cream Brulee, andNew Orleans Style Bread Pudding from the Grande Patisserie.  The little ones can even create their own masterpiece with mini cup cakes and sugar cookies for decorating at the Children's Express.


To reserve your table at Begue's Restaurant for November 25th, please call 504-553-2278.  The cost is $72.00 for adults and $25.00 for children under 12.  Little ones under the age of 4 dine free with our compliments.  Tax and gratuity are not included.  Brunch seating times are11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.



The executive chefs of

Domenica and Luke

present

Thanksgiving menus



DOMENICA'S EXECUTIVE CHEF

ALON SHAYA

ANNOUNCES HIS THANKSGIVING DAY MENU


The five-course "family-style" menu will offer traditional holiday flavors combined with authentic Italian dishes


For this Thanksgiving holiday, Domenica's executive chef Alon Shaya has created a "per la famiglia" menu that will be served all day on Thursday, November 25th.

Chef Shaya will serve his five-course menu of exquisite Italian dishes seasoned with traditional Thanksgiving Day flavors. The items will also be available à la carte.

"The Thanksgiving meal at Domenica is truly my favorite meal of the year to prepare.  This year, I put my own Italian spin on it. We look forward to having you try it out," offers Chef Alon Shaya.


Domenica's Thanksgiving Day Menu


Antipasto- Zuppa Di Cipolla

Onion soup with focaccia, roasted garlic, and pecorino cheese

Primo- Tortelli Di Zucca

Pumpkin filled Ravioli with black walnuts and cream

Secondo- Braciole Di Tachino

Heritage Turkey stuffed with pancetta and sage dressing

Contorni

Sauteed Rapini

Olive Oil Whipped Potatoes

Cranberry Mostardo

Dolce- Crostata Di Pinoli

Pine nut and brown butter tart


Price is $55 per person. Reservations are encouraged.



Lüke'S EXECUTIVE CHEF

STEVEN MCHUGH
SETS A TURDUCKEN & TURDUCKEN PO'BOY MENU
FOR THANKSGIVING WEEKEND


During this Thanksgiving weekend, Lüke's Executive Chef, Steven McHugh, has once again put together a Turducken menu that is not to be missed.

On Thanksgiving Day from 11am-4pm, an express take-out menu consisting of Turducken and soup will be available for $15. From 4pm-11pm, an express menu consisting of Turducken, soup and dessert will be available for $23.

The day after Thanksgiving, McHugh will be preparing Turducken Po' Boys in limited quantities.

"Turducken is for my kind of people - those that love to eat a festive meal and at the same time can't make up their minds," says Chef McHugh.

       

Jeremy Davenport


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

NOVEMBER
Thurs, 25 @ 5:30pm
Fri, 26 @ 9:00pm
Sat, 27 @ 9:00pm



PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Beginning on Friday, November 26, 2010 until Sunday, November 28, 2010, there will be an increased police presence in the French Quarter, Central Business District, Downtown Development District and other areas where large crowds gather. Officers will be patrolling on foot, on scooters, on motorcycles and the Mounted Unit will also patrol during this holiday weekend.

On Friday, November 26 and Saturday, November 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., vehicular traffic will be restricted in the following areas: North Rampart Street to Dumaine Street to Decatur Street to Canal Street. In the event of heavy pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic, Canal Street may be partially restricted between North Claiborne Avenue and the River. Additionally, vehicular traffic will not be allowed to cross Bourbon Street from Canal Street to Dumaine Street.

It is strongly suggested that individuals planning on traveling to the Downtown and French Quarter area consider utilizing carpools, taxicabs or public transportation.  Motorists should also pay very close attention to parking signage as illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and towed. Citizens should also utilize a designated driver if consuming alcohol.


Sergeant Jonette Williams

Eighth District Community Coordinator

334 Royal Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

(504)239-0356 (cell)

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ATNO is proud to present the Off-Broadway hit Musical Comedy
I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGEBook & Lyrics by JOE DiPIETRO & Music by JIMMY ROBERTS and Directed by Chelle Ambrose with Musical Direction by Gina Abromson.  The show will run November 20 - 27, 2010, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with 2 Sunday matinee on November 21 at 2:30pm.  There will be no show on Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 25, 2010. ALL Tickets are $20 for adults, students (with valid ID) and seniors (60+).  This play is recommended for 13+.

"Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit."  With few exceptions, the scenes stand independent of the others, but progress in a fashion designed to suggest an overall arc to relationships throughout the course of one's life. A first date, for example, comes before scenes dealing with marriage, and scenes dealing with                  marriage come before those dealing with child rearing. Ambrose directs Gina Abromson, Andrew Antoine, Miki Byrne and Jason George.

The theatre is located at 4539 N. I-10 Service Rd., Suite 200 (2nd Floor of the WTIX-FM Bldg.) behind Target at Clearview Mall.

For reservations or more information, call (504) 456-4111 or visit our website at www.actorstheatreofneworleans.com

Musical Comedy of I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Book & Lyrics by
JOE DIPIETRO, Music by JIMMY ROBERTS & Directed by CHELLE AMBROSE running
November 13 - 27, 2010.
Actor's Theatre of New Orleans

4539 N. I-10 Service Road, Suite 200

Metairie, LA 70006

Phone (504) 456-4111


Show Dates and Times:

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

11/26 & 11/27 @ 7:30pm  




Bombay Club


LIVE MUSIC
EVERY FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY 9:30-12:30!
PIANISTS
Amanda Walker
Fridays 6-9pm
&
Jeff Greenberg
Saturdays 6-9pm


The Bombay Club

830 Conti Street

  New Orleans | LA | 70130



Hermes Bar

Friday, November 26th - Panorama Jazz Band
Saturday, November 27th - Mykia Jovan Trio with Jason Butler and Danny Able
New Orleans' best kept musical secret: Hermes Bar at Antoine's Restaurant www.antoines.com  


WHERE:  Hermes Bar at Antoine's Restaurant - 713 St. Louis Street


WHEN:Every Friday & Saturday | 1st Set: 9:30 P.M. / 2nd Set: 11:00 P.M.


 

Clever Wine & Cocktail Lounge, located at 3700 Orleans Avenue in the American Can Company, announces their musical entertainment for November and December.


All shows are 8pm until 10 pm.

Friday, November 26-Billy Iuso
Saturday, November 27-Lynn Drury

  Thursday, December 2, 9 and 16-Johnny Sansone's Mic-City Concert Series
Friday, December 3-Courtyard Kings


Saturday, December 4-Sasha Masakowski
Friday, December 10-Vincent Marini
Saturday, December 11-Billy Iuso
Friday, December 17- Scott Sanders



Arts Market

Home for the Holidays

at the Arts Market


Prepare for a season of sharing in Palmer Park Thanksgiving weekend.


Discover distinctive gifts and decorative details for the home at the Arts Market of New Orleans on Saturday, November 27th and Sunday, November 28th; open both days from 10 am to 4 pm in Palmer Park (where South Carrollton and South Claiborne Avenues meet). Find creations with the unique flavor of the south from 270 of the region's best artists. From paintings, woodwork and ceramics to seasonal decor, jewelry, scented soaps and candles- there is something special for everyone at every budget at the Arts Market.


Give a gift that lasts all year long!  Make a donation for a friend or family member to the Arts Council of New Orleans.  An investment in the Arts Council provides services to artists, start-up arts businesses, and nonprofit arts organizations. Join online at www.artscoucnilofneworleans.orgor stop by the Information Booth at the Arts Market. In addition, the Arts Council presents this monthly vibrant market filled with art, live music, performance and creative crafts for children; doubling the fun in November and December for two entire weekends celebrating the arts.



On Saturday, November 27th in the Kids Tent at 10:30 am- Grayhawk narrates Native American folklore; afterwards the Craft Project of the Day will be Table Totem Poles. In the Music Tent, Kid Simmons Quartet performs at 1:00 pm, followed by the Troy Sawyer Trio at 2:30 pm.


On Sunday, November 28th in the Kids Tent at 10:30 am- The PortaPuppet Players presentThe Mayflower Story all afternoon after the show children Autumn Door Decor. In the Music Tent Rocky's Hot Fox Trot Orchestra will perform from 1:00-3:30 pm.

Take a break from traditional Thanksgiving leftovers  to enjoy delicious delights to satisfy every craving sold by local chefs in the Cuisine Corner all weekend




Naydja CoJoe & the Jazz Experience
Live Fulton Square (Fun for the entire family)
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Masquerade Lounge
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Harrah's Theater
6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Friday, December 31, 2010

Pontchartrain Vineyards

Pontchartrain Vineyards

           HOLIDAY CELEBRATION   

 


Sunday, November 28

featuring

Charmaine Neville & Her Band

 New Orleans Rhythm & Blues


The Lola Deux Food Truck will be there


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FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Music Starts at 2PM (Gates open at 11AM)


SANTA CLAUS, HAY RIDES, WINE & CHEESE PAIRINGS,

FREE WINE TASTINGS, & CHEF DEMONSTRATIONS

& THE BIG WINE SALE!


Admission: $10.00/person pay at the gate, children 12 and under no charge

Bring:Umbrella, Lawn Chair, Picnic Dinner

Please Do Not Bring: Outside beer, wine or other alcohol, pets, fire pits

Pontchartrain Vineyards wines will be available for purchase

81250 Old Military Rd. (Hwy. 1082) Bush, LA just north of Covington

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  www.pontchartrainvineyards.com

 985-892-9742



Whole Green


The Veterans, Arabella Station and Baton Rouge stores will have a
Hanukkah Tasting Sunday, November 28th from 12 to 2 p.m. featuring
special festive samples. For any questions, the stores can be reached
as follows: Arabella Station - 5600 Magazine St. (504) 899-9119,
Veterans - 3420 Veterans Blvd. (504) 888-8225, and Baton Rouge - 7529
Corporate Blvd. (225) 218-0452.



  Some Like It Hot, Buffas


Buffa's

Jazz  every Sunday from
11:00AM until 2:00 PM featuring
Dixieland/Traditional jazz by
"Some Like it Hot"
at Buffa's Lounge
corner of Burgundy and Esplanade Ave
No Cover Charge

Enjoy a delicious brunch!
Drink 2 dollar Mimosa's

 SOME LIKE IT HOT! BAND  - October Music  Schedule

 
 November Music  Schedule


Every Sunday 11am-2pm Buffa's Jazz Brunch, 1001 Esplanade
Sundays  November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.

Every Friday night 8pm - 10pm  Maison  at 508  Frenchmen Street
Friday 26th.


MARYFLYNN'S "PROHIBITION" Jazz and blues
every Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
with local singer Maryflynn Thomas
Enjoy a musical brunch of jazz and blues at
St. Charles Tavern
1433 St. Charles Avenue
504-523-9823
No cover charge.
Corner of Melpomene, next to Office Depot.


   

Trinity Organ

Trinity Artist Series

1329 Jackson Avenue - New Orleans-

 Call:Albinas 670-2520-

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Police security provided. Handicap access and elevator available. Informal. FREE of charge


Sunday, November 28 at 5 pm:
Thanksgiving Concert with Fritzgerald Barrau, trumpetist
& Albinas Prizgintas, organist/pianist
featuring the Glory of 17th to XXth centurymusicwrittenfor trumpet& organ

And Trumpet & piano

Including music by: Handel, Telemann, Hummel, Torelli,

Stradella, Del Staigers & The Beatles


Please Note: Monday, November 29 at 7:15pm
Marjorie Garnier, violist & Albinas Prizgintas, pianist,
celebrating the music of Schubertand Hindemith
Sunday, December 5 at 5 pm
McDonogh 35 Gospel Choir

directed by Veronica Downs-Dorsey
presentstheir  2010 Christmas & GOSPELprogram.
McDonogh #35was the first public high school choir in New Orleans to form a Gospel Choir.
The choir performs internationally and at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival yearly.  

Please Note: Saturday, December 11 at 7pm
The New Orleans Black Choraledirected by Dr. John Ware
with Albinas Prizgintas, organist,
presents their Christmas Concert featuring Christmas Spirituals
and selections based on the spiritual and light gospel.
The 30 years old New Orleans Black Choralespecializes in performing music by African American composersand is especially dedicated to the preservation and performance of American Negro Spirituals.In addition to the annual Christmas concert, the Black Chorale also presents an annual Black History Concert and performs in venues throughout the New Orleans region.

Dr. John E. Ware, received the Big Easy Entertainment Award's Classical Arts Lifetime Achievement Award last March 2010.

Sunday, December, 12 at 5 pm:
Messiah Sing-Along 24th Annual Season's Highlight
The audiencesings the choruses together with The Trinity Choir.
The solos sectionwill be sung by a roster of sparkling soloists
The musical accompanimentwill be provided by organist Albinas Prizgintas
at the 5000 pipe mechanical action organ of Trinity Church
and by Dr. Jean Monteswill direct an ensemble of exciting instrumentalists
YOU are ALL invited. Scores are provided

Sunday, December 19 at 5 pm
Dr. Lucian  Zidaru, pianist
Classical and romantic selections

Sunday, December 26 at 5 pm
Special Christmas program with organistAlbinas Prizgintas
on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ. Albinas playsYour favorite Classical and Popular Christmas songs
www.albinas.org

Please Note: Thursday, December 30 at 7 pm
The Yale Whiffenpoofs, 14 of them
As one of the nation's oldest and mostacclaimed collegiate a cappella groups the Whiffenpoofs have, during their 101 years of existence, sung all over the world.
They have a long tradition of performing a selection of traditional male glee club type songs along with a very healthy mix of contemporary a cappella songs.

*** Every Monday from 6 to 7 pm , TAIZE in the Chapel with candlelight


*** Every Thursday at 6:30 pm Choral Evensong

        Evensong is an ancient Anglican service which embodies the glories  of the Anglican musical traditions

www.albinas.org

Albinas &

n Prizgintas
Director of Music Ministries
Trinity Episcopal Church
1329 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans







Thanks for your continued support of New Orleans


Sincerely,



Frank Stansbury
Editor LaFete News
 

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