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New Orleans Holiday Weekend Events, December 3
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December and holiday spirts are now here in the New Orleans area.  Come out and have fun.
 


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 LAST DAY
You have until Dec 3rd
2011 Edition
 

 
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
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The Edgar Degas Foundation invites you to the Degas House for "Breakfast and a Tour",  every Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-2pm.
 Breakfast includes Creole Omelet's to order, French Waffles, or French Toast with fresh fruit, a variety of fresh baked goods, grits , coffee and teas, with fresh juice.
 Also included are Signature Bloody Mary's, Mimosa's, and other soft beverages. (one adult beverage is included and provided by the Degas Foundation, while additional adult beverages are available through further donations.)
Courtyard and Parlour seating available
The tour features the Degas Foundation's award winning film, Degas In New Orleans, A Creole Sojourn and our lead tour guide, Degas' great grand niece, Ms. Joan Prados.
 The tour lasts approximately an hour and fifteen minutes and includes the following themes:
  Follows the visit of Edgar Degas in New Orleans  
1872 and 1873 and beyond.

Donations of $35. per person with a reservation made through our office phone, 504-821-5009, or email
info @degashouse.com.

 
 
 
 
Frank Stansbury joins Eric Asher
Every Friday at 2:30pm
 
 
     
http://www.nolafineart.com/
 
 

 
Custom Seasonings
go to their store on Jackson Square
533 St Ann
 
Check out the great variety of Who Dat
and Fleur de Lis items
 www.cookincajun.com


 
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Mardi Gras in New Orleans: An Illustrated History by Arthur Hardy is a concise and comprehensive pictorial account of the celebration from ancient times in Europe to New Orleans in 2009. The 128-page coffee table hardback 9" x 12" book with
features 360 vintage and contemporary illustrations and 60,000 words of text. It is the ultimate resource on the celebration, past and present. Available in bookstores and from www.mardigrasguide.com
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AHOY  !!
 Already we have had some requests for the calendars "AUTHOGRAPHED"  that will go to lands as far as Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, California in the US,  and across the seven seas to Portugal, Spain, England, Venezuela, Mexico, Thailand. !!  
SO,Remember this Friday December 3, 7:30 pm @ 622 Pirate's Alley You are specially Invited to a V I P  (Very Important Pirates) Calendar release Party, in your Pirate's Alley Café.
 
Models will be present in full gear and they will be  autographing calendars as well as taking pictures with their fans.
 Also we will be honoring our own Baratarian Privateer Renato Beluche on his birthday commemoration, who engaged in adventurous voyages in the Gulf, the Caribbean sea, and beyond.
 The captain will be serving some salmagundi and it's complements and some run cake.  
 Your host Thais and Tony
 
 
Holiday Movie on the Mississippi
Presented by the Downtown Development District and the Riverwalk Marketplace
Location: Riverwalk's Spanish Plaza
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Details: The Downtown Development District and the Riverwalk Marketplace present a special free outdoor showing of the new holiday classic, "Polar Express." Enjoy hot chocolate, tasty treats and the beautiful Mississippi River with your family, friends, and neighbors. The first 100 guests will receive free fleece blankets!


 
 
 
 
ART IN ARCHITECTURE

DesCours (say it en francais), a free, 10-day celebration of art in architecture will begin tomorrow and run through December 10. Installations are scattered through the Warehouse District, the CBD and the French Quarter, many of which are accompanied by musical performances. This year, there are also podcast and docent-led tours of the DesCours sites. For details on them and the locations of the installations, check out the DesCours website.
 
http://www.descours.us/calendar.htm
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3
6pm-9pm   |   VIP Opening featuring DJ set by The Generationals
(Tickets $75 per couple, or $50 for AIA New Orleans Members; available at www.aianeworleans.org and at the door.)
Site 01 (1000 St. Charles Ave., AIA New Orleans Center for Design)
Hamilton Anderson Associates   DICH2OTOMY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4
6pm-8pm   |   DesCours Opening featuring Grammy Award Winner Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown
Site 02 (725 Howard Ave., Louisiana ArtWorks)
Wendy Teo Boon Ting + Mingli Chang   The Living Garden
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5
6pm-9pm   |   Tom Marron, Daron Douglas, and Sinead Rudden
Site 12 (1205 N. Rampart St., New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Foundation)
John Manaves (Protostudio)   Modulemobil
6pm-10pm   |   Tour DesCours (Tickets: $40 for the general public, $35 for AIA New Orleans Members)
Register for Part 1 (6pm-8pm, Installations 1-6)
ster for Part 2 (8pm-10pm, Installations 7-14)
 
 
 
HONEYBEE NIGHT AT THE HIVE FRIDAY VS. KNICKS
The first 8,000 fans in attendance get a Honeybee Poster courtesy of Crystal Hot Sauce

Friday night (12/03), the Hornets will host the New York Knicks at the Hive at 7pm, and
its Honeybee Night presented by Crystal Hot Sauce! In honor of Honeybee Night,
the first 8,000 in attendance will receive a 2010-11 Honeybee Poster courtesy of Crystal Hot Sauce.

The Friday festivities will begin at 5:30pm with Zatarain's Buzz Fest pre-game block party outside the Arena on the Girod Street. Join us for live music, $1 beer, interactive games and much more! Following the game, fans have the opportunity to get Honeybee autographs on the Hornets court.
 
 
 
 
 
Spud and Maureen McConnell
 So, folks have been loving "The Bickersons" and now we've added two more Friday night performances. People of all ages - from teens to grandparents - have been cracking up over the timeless humor of "The Bickersons." Did I mention the food at Zeke's is awesome? Come have some laid-back fun with us. Reservations: 259-8038 $40 ticket includes everything: show, dinner, tax & tip. It's a great deal and a great night of fun.
 
Friday, December 3 at 6:00pm - December 10 at 9:00pm
 
Zeke's Restaurant on Metairie Road
1517 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA
 
 
 
 
The Historic New Orleans Collection is proud to participate in PhotoNOLA 2010, the city's fifth annual festival of photography presented by the New Orleans Photo Alliance. In addition to presenting the exhibition "The Seventh Ward: People, Places and Traditions," The Collection will host book signings and the keynote lecture Friday, December 3, and another lecture Saturday, December 11. All events will take place at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. Details on the various activities are listed below.
 
 
"In Print: Multi-Artist Book Signing"
Friday, December 3
5-7 p.m.
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St.
Free and open to the public.
 
"In Print: Multi-Artist Book Signing" will feature several photographers with recent publications serving up a compelling range of titles. Each of the photographer's books will be available for purchase at this event
 
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Featured Photographers & Titles:
Dave Anderson, One Block: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds
Michelle Bates,  Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity
Julie Blackmon, Domestic Vacations
Jackie Brenner, Friday Night Grind
Ashley Merlin, Statuesque New Orleans
Sylvia Plachy, Self Portrait with Cows Going Home
Mario Tama, Coming Back: New Orleans Resurgent
Christopher Porché West, New Orleans: What Can't Be Lost
Multiple Artists, Before (During) After
PhotoNOLA Keynote Lecture with Michael Kenna
Friday, December 3
7-9 p.m.
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St.
Free and open to the public.Registration is required.
Reservations: http://photonola.org/michael-kenna-lecture/
For the PhotoNOLA 2010keynote lecture photographer Michael Kennawill present an overview of his work to date and discuss his technical and aesthetic approach to the photographic medium. For more than 35 years, Kenna has been looking at landscapes in ways quite out of the ordinary. His mysterious photographs, often made at dawn or in the dark hours of night, concentrate primarily on the interaction between the ephemeral atmospheric conditions of the natural landscape, and human-made structures and sculptural mass. Kenna works in a traditional, non-digital photographic medium. His hand-crafted black and white prints reflect a sense of refinement, respect for history and thorough originality. His photographs have been shown in more than six hundred gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the world and are included in many permanent collections. A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres St., will host an exhibition of Kenna's work during PhotoNOLA.
 
PhotoNOLA Lecture with Stephen Wilkes
Saturday, December 11
3-5 p.m.
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St.
Free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Reservations: http://photonola.org/stephen-wilkes-lecture/
 
For more than 20 years, Stephen Wilkes has been recognized for both his fine art and commercial photography. His work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, Time and Life Magazine and is part of the permanent collections of The George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film; Library of Congress; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and The Jewish Museum, New York. He is a Canon Explorer of Light and consults for Lexar, X-Rite and Epson. Wilkes also shoots advertising campaigns for many of the country's leading advertising agencies and corporations. This event is sponsored by Canon.
 
Camellia Grill has become a late-night staple for burgers, fries and shakes in New Orleans. The highly popular Riverbend diner will be expanding to a new location in the French Quarter at 540 Chartres St. Camellia Grill will celebrate the grand opening of its French Quarter location December 3 to 5, with 50 percent of all proceeds being donated to the LA/SPCA and the Big Easy Awards Foundation
Clever Wine & Cocktail Lounge, located at 3700 Orleans
Avenue in the American Can Company, announces their musical entertainment
for December. All shows are 8pm until 10 pm.
 
 Friday, December 3-Courtyard Kings
Saturday, December 4-Sasha Masakowski
  December 9 and 16-Johnny Sansone's Mic-City
Concert Series

riday, December 10-Vincent Marini
Saturday, December 11-Billy Iuso
Friday, December 17- Scott Sanders
 
   
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ARMAND ST. MARTIN
entertaining every weekend at
THE BAYOU BAR
AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN
Friday and Saturday Evenings
7pm - 10 pm
No Cover *  Smokefree
2031 St. Charles Ave.
on the streetcar line
!
COME BY FOR A NIGHT-CAP AND
DELICIOUS MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT!

Booking Armand St. Martin
for special events and private parties
Patty Lee - 504 866 4480
Jeremy Davenport - December Listings
"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.

DECEMBER
Fri, 3 @ 9:00pm
Sat, 4 @ 9:00pm
Thurs, 9 @ 5:30pm
Fri, 10 @ 9:00pm
Sat, 11 @ 9:00pm
Thurs, 16 @ 5:30pm
Fri, 17 @ 9:00pm
Sat, 18 @ 9:00pm
Thurs, 23 @ 5:30pm
Fri, 24 @ 9:00pm
Sat, 25 @ 9:00pm
Thurs, 30 @ 5:30pm
Fri, 31 @ 9:00pm
Sat, 1 @ 9:00pm

 
139TH THOROUGHBRED RACING SEASON OPEN
 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 DEC. 2, 2010, TO MARCH 27, 2011.
 THE  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, 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).
 FAIRGROUNDSRACECOURSE.COM  
 
 
 IRVIN MAYFIELDOS JAZZ PLAYHOUSE AT THE ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL
300 BOURBON STREET
NO COVER
(504) 553-2299
WWW.SONESTA.COM

DECEMBER 2010 SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3
5PM-8PM PROFESSOR PIANO SERIES FEATURING JOSH PAXTON
8PM LEON ³KID CHOCOLATE² BROWN
12 MIDNIGHT BURLESQUE BALLROOM STARRING TRIXIE MINX FEATURING LINNZI ZAORSKI
PRESENTS OTEASE THE HOLIDAY REVUE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4
8PM GLEN DAVID ANDREWS
  12 ROUND MIDNIGHT BRASS BAND JAM FEATURING THE KINFOLKS BRASS BAND

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5
7PM TYLER¹S REVISITED FEATURING GERMAINE BAZZLE AND PAUL LONGSTRETH

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6
8PM BOB FRENCH AND THE ORIGINAL TUXEDO JAZZ BAND
 
 
TODAY AT 8:00PM - DECEMBER 12 AT 6:00PM
 
ALLWAYS LOUNGE & THEATRE
2240 ST. CLAUDE AVE.
NEW ORLEANS, LA
 
ALLWAYS LOUNGE + CRIPPLE CREEK THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT BRECHT & WEILL'S BELOVED MUSICAL, "THE THREEPENNY OPERA," WITH THE REGIONAL PREMIERE OF THE MODERN TRANSLATION BY JEREMY SAMS OF LONDON'S FAMED DONMAR WAREHOUSE.

DIRECTOR: DENNIS MONN
MUSICAL DIRECTORS: HARRY MAYRONNE + WALTER MCCLEMENTS

DATES
DECEMBER 3-12, 2010
THURSDAYS-SATURDAYS @ 8PM
SUNDAYS @ 6PM

TICKETS $25

*RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THURSDAY DEC. 2ND & SUNDAY DEC. 5TH 10 MINUTES BEFORE SHOWTIME FOR $15!*

CAST
RATTY SCURVICS AS MACK THE KNIFE
CHRIS WECKLEIN AS MR. PEACHUM
BECKY ALLEN AS MRS. PEACHUM
PANDORA GASTELUM AS POLLY PEACHUM
ANDREW FARRIER AS FILCH
ALTERCATION AS JENNY DIVER
MONICA R. HARRIS AS LUCY BROWN
DONALD LEWIS AS TIGER BROWN
RAYMOND 'MOOSE' JACKSON AS MATT
KRISTIAN ROTHAMEREL AS JAKE
KENNETH WOO AS WALT
PETER AS THE BEGGAR
EMILIE WHELAN AS VIXEN
ANDREA DUHE AS WHORE
ANDY VAUGHT AS NARRATOR/KIMBALL/CONSTABLE

*BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW, SEATING IS LIMITED!*
HTTP://THEALLWAYSLOUNGE.COM/TICKETS.HTML
 
 
FRIDAY DECEMBER 3 - SUNDAY DECEMBER 19. FRIDAYS (07:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
SATURDAYS (07:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
SUNDAYS (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
DIRECTED BY JANET SHEA
A NEW ORLEANS PREMIERE! BASED ON THE CLASSIC HOLIDAY MOVIE OF THE SAME NAME, HUMORIST JEAN SHEPHERD'S MEMOIR OF GROWING UP IN THE MIDWEST IN THE 1940S FOLLOWS 9-YEAR-OLD RALPHIE PARKER IN HIS QUEST TO GET A GENUINE RED RYDER BB GUN FOR CHRISTMAS. RALPHIE PLEADS HIS CASE BEFORE HIS MOTHER, HIS TEACHER AND EVEN SANTA CLAUS HIMSELF! THE CONSISTENT RESPONSE: "YOU'LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT!" THIS STAGE ADAPTATION HAS ALL THE WARMTH AND MEMORABLE SCENES FROM THE MOVIE!
APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 2 HOURS. THERE WILL BE A 15 MINUTE INTERMISSION BETWEEN ACTS.
BY PHILIP GRECIAN. BASED ON THE MOTION PICTURE A CHRISTMAS STORY, © 1983 TURNER ENTERTAINMENT CO., DISTRIBUTED BY WARNER BROS., WRITTEN BY JEAN SHEPHERD, LEIGH BROWN AND BOB CLARK; AND ON THE BOOK IN GOD WE TRUST, ALL OTHERS PAY CASH BY JEAN SHEPHERD.
 WESTWEGO PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE 177 SALA AVENUE, WESTWEGO, LA 70094 504-885-2000
PRICE
$15 FOR KIDS $20 FOR STUDENTS $27 FOR SENIORS $30 FOR ADULTS
 

 
  CHICKIE WAH WAH
2828 CANAL STREET
3 @ 5:30 - HAPPY HOUR W/THE PFISTER SISTERS

3 @ 8 - PAUL SANCHEZ

3 @ 10 - REBECCA LOEBE

4 @ 10 - GRAYSON CAPPS W/THE LOST CAUSE MINSTRELS
 
 
THE ROOSEVELT'S WALDORF WONDERLAND LOBBY
THE ROOSEVELT HOTEL
123 BARONNE STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LA
THE HOTEL'S GRAND LOBBY IS TRANSFORMED INTO A CANOPY OF WHITE BIRCH BRANCHES AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TWINKLING LIGHTS. IT ALSO IS LINED WITH CHRISTMAS TREES DECORATED WITH BOWS AND ORNAMENTS, POINSETTIAS AND OTHER HOLIDAY-THEMED DISPLAYS.
 
•    22 - 18 FOOT WHITE BIRCH TREES
•    58 - 7-8 FOOT FRASIER FUR WHITE TREES FULLY DECORATED
•    1000 FEET OF LIGHTED GARLANDS
•    THOUSANDS OF HANDMADE ORNAMENTS
•    HUNDREDS OF HAND BLOWN ORNAMENTS
•    89,672 LIGHTS IN THE DISPLAY
•    
NEW THIS YEAR WILL BE A NEW ORLEANS SNOW VILLAGE CONSTRUCTED FROM GINGERBREAD, CREATED BY DEBORAH HEYD, PASTRY CHEF AT THE ROOSEVELT. THE 6-FOOT BY 11-FOOT STRUCTURE, TO BE DISPLAYED IN TEDDY'S CAFÉ, WILL DEPICT JACKSON SQUARE AND THE FRENCH QUARTER AND INCLUDE A ST. CHARLES STREETCAR, AN ALLIGATOR-DRAWN CARRIAGE HAULING SANTA AND MORE
 
 
 
 
 PHOTO BY FRANK STANSBURY
MIRACLE ON FULTON STREET
HOLIDAY CELEBRATION CONTINUES THROUGH JAN. 2
 ADMISSION: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC LOCATION: THE ENTRANCE TO MIRACLE ON FULTON IS LOCATED AT FULTON AND POYDRAS IN DOWNTOWN NEW ORLEANS.
 
MIRACLE ON FULTON ATTRACTIONS: A CANOPY OF LIGHTS ~ A SERIES OF 14-FOOT, CUSTOM-BUILT, FAUX WROUGHT IRON ARCHES, 8-FOOT CHRISTMAS TREES AND 3-FOOT FLEUR DE LIS ORNAMENTS WILL CREATE A DRAMATIC CANOPY ILLUMINATED BY THOUSANDS OF LED LIGHTS. A COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM WILL ENABLE LIGHTING TECHNICIANS TO CREATE VARIED COLOR SCHEMES AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF PEARL-WHITE ARCHES, ORNAMENTS AND TINSEL. PERIODIC SNOWFALLS ~ FAUX SNOW WILL FALL DAILY TO CREATE THE FEELING OF A WINTER WHITE CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS.
 
LIVE  ENTERTAINMENT  
* THE TOPCATS ~ DECEMBER 3 (8PM-10PM)
* BRW ~ DECEMBER 4 (8PM-10PM)
* CULLEN LANDRY & MIDNIGHT STREETCAR ~ DECEMBER 5 (4PM-6PM)
* THE WISEGUYS ~ DECEMBER 10 (8PM-10PM)
* VINCE VANCE & THE VALIANTS ~ DECEMBER 11 (8PM-10PM)
* YAT PACK ~ DECEMBER 12 (4PM-6PM)
* BENNY GRUNCH AND THE BUNCH ~ DECEMBER 17 (8PM-10PM)
* CLASSIC ADDICT ~ DECEMBER 18 (5PM-7PM)
* ROCKIN' DOPSIE & THE ZYDECO TWISTERS ~ DECEMBER 18 (7PM-10PM)
* SHARON MARTIN ~ DECEMBER 19 (4PM-6PM)
* JUDY SPELLMAN ~ DECEMBER 20 (6:30PM-8:30PM)
* DAVE LEMON & THE FLOW ~ DECEMBER 21 (6:30PM-8:30PM)
* ANGELA BELL ~ DECEMBER 22 (6:30PM-8:30PM)
* REAL LOVE ~ DECEMBER 23 (6:30PM-8:30PM)
* PHILIP MANUEL ~ DECEMBER 26 (4PM-6PM)
* BAG O' DONUTS ~ JANUARY 1 (4PM-7PM)
*
VIEUX CARRE' BAND ~ JANUARY 2 (4PM-7PM)
 
MACY'S TREMENDOUS TREE TOWERING AT AN AMAZING 30 FEET INTO THE SKY!
 
GINGERBREAD DISPLAY AT HARRAH'S HOTEL
 
THE NEW ORLEANS SUPERDOME.  
 
SANTA'S MAILBOX ~ WRITE A LETTER TO SANTA AND HELP MAKE A WISH COME TRUE. DROP YOUR LETTER TO SANTA IN MACY'S BELIEVE MAILBOX ON FULTON STREET. FOR EVERY LETTER RECEIVED, MACY'S WILL DONATE $1 TO THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION.
 
HOLIDAY BOARDWALK ~ STROLL DOWN OUR HOLIDAY BOARDWALK AND ENJOY HOLIDAY TREATS, FACE PAINTING AND MORE   
 
 
ATTRACTIONS:
AMUSEMENT RIDES
THE PARK'S CAROUSEL GARDENS WITH RIDES INCLUDING THE CENTURY-OLD ANTIQUE CAROUSEL, MINIATURE TRAIN, LIVE OAK LADYBUG ROLLER COASTER, CONEY TOWER, FUN SLIDE, BUMPER CARS, ROCKIN' TUG, THE SCRAMBLER, AND TILT-A-WHIRL. KID'S RIDES INCLUDE THE RED BARON PLANE RIDE, UMBRELLA CARS, MONKEY JUMP, SLIME BUCKETS AND CONSTRUCTION ZONE.
RIDE BANDS FOR UNLIMITED RIDES ARE AVAILABLE FOR $15/PERSON/NIGHT. INDIVIDUAL RIDE BANDS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $3 PER RIDE.
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
NIGHTLY PERFORMANCES FEATURING SCHOOL CHOIRS AND ORCHESTRAS, IRISH DANCERS, CLOGGERS, BELL CHOIRS, BALLET TROUPES, DANCE GROUPS, AND GOSPEL GROUPS. SEE OUR CALENDAR FOR PERFORMANCE SCHEDULES
 
FAMILY HOLIDAY PHOTOS AND SANTA PHOTOS
GATHER YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR SANTA AND HOLIDAY PHOTOS IN THE CAROUSEL GARDENS. PHOTOS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE EVENT (CASH OR CREDIT CARD ONLY) FROM ROMAGUERA PHOTOGRAPHY
 
VISITS WITH SANTA CLAUS
LOCATED ON THE WALKING TOUR NIGHTLY 6:00-10:00 P.M. FROM NOVEMBER 29TH THROUGH DECEMBER 30TH..

CITY PARK CHRISTMAS CAFE
WARM YOURSELF ON A CHILLY HOLIDAY NIGHT WITH A STEAMY CUP OF COFFEE, HOT CHOCOLATE, OR HOT BUTTERED RUM. CITY PARK CATERING WILL ALSO HAVE SIGNATURE DISHES SUCH AS GUMBO, JAMBALAYA, CRAWFISH PASTA, BREAD PUDDING AND CHRISTMAS COOKIES, AS WELL AS A MENU OF OTHER PALATE-SATISFYING DISHES.. LOCATED IN THE ENTERTAINMENT TENT, ADJACENT TO THE CONSERVATORY OF THE TWO SISTERS IN THE BOTANICAL GARDEN. ADDITIONAL REFRESHEMENTS ARE AVAIALBLE AT THE CAROUSEL CAFE IN THE AMUSEMENT PARK.

STORYLAND
CITY PARK'S RENOVATED FAIRY TALE THEME PARK FEATURING TWENTY-SIX LARGER THEN LIFE STORYBOOK EXHIBITS FOR KIDS THAT ALLOW OUR LITTLE VISITORS TO CLIMB ON, SLIDE DOWN OR PRETEND TO BE THEIR FAVORITE CHARACTER. MOTHER GOOSE, PINOCCHIO'S WHALE, AND CAPTAIN HOOK'S SHIP AS WELL AS MANY OTHER WHIMSICAL FIGURES WILL DELIGHT THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART NIGHTLY ON THE WALKING TOUR.
 
THE NEW ORLEANS BOTANICAL GARDEN, GENEROUSLY DECORATED FOR THE SEASON WITH MILLIONS OF LIGHTS AND SPECIAL EXHIBITS.
NEW ORLEANS HISTORIC TRAIN GARDEN
THE NEW ORLEANS HISTORIC TRAIN GARDEN, A 14,000 SQUARE FOOT ELEVATED DISPLAY LOCATED IN THE BOTANICAL GARDEN SHOWCASES OVER 40 INTRICATELY CRAFTED NEW ORLEANS LANDMARK BUILDINGS. AN ASSORTMENT OF TRAINS AND STREETCARS TRAVEL ALONG 1,400 FEET OF RAIL
 

 
 
 
1204 DECATUR STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 70116
PHONE: 504.525.0200
29 AND 30 CLOSED
 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/
 
 
   
 
 
Adding pages. Can still  get on board
before we go to press until
 December 3rd.
 
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 MAYFIELDOS JAZZ PLAYHOUSE AT THE ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL
300 BOURBON STREET
No Cover
(504) 553-2299
www.sonesta.com
 
 
 
at The National WWII Museum
 
 
The National WWII Museum 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130, Entrance on Andrew Higgins Drive
PHONE: (504) 528-1944  
 
Ring in the Holidays with the Victory Belles! 2010

Friday December 3
6:00 pm dinner seating
8:00 pm show-only

Saturday December 4
12:00 pm buffet seating

Sunday December 5
11:00 am brunch seating

The Stage Door Canteen
The National World War II Museum
945 Magazine St.
504-528-1943

The National World War II Museum presents a sparkling new musical show  
just in time for the holidays! Guests will jingle all the way through  
this nostalgic Winter Wonderland of musical classics. Come celebrate  
the season with our charming vocal trio and such delights as I?ll Be  
Home for Christmas, Santa Baby, Jingle Bells, I?ve Got My Love to Keep  
Me Warm, White Christmas and a stocking-full more! Advance ticket  
purchase or reservations are recommended.


 
    
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Major art and antiques show brings out the connoisseurs
(and crowds of the just plain curious) to Old U.S. Mint
The Louisiana State Museum's Winter Art & Antiques Show brings exhibitors and collectors from across the nation for a weekend of connoisseurship and conviviality. Featured are displays of art and antiques in all categories and periods, plus expert lectures, panel discussions, entertainment and refreshments.
Saturday, December 4 from 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Sunday, December 5, from 12 noon to 5 PM
The Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue, in the French Quarter
Presented by Antiques & Fine Art & Antiques and Louisiana Life magazines, the show benefits the Museum's acquisition and conservation programs. General admission tickets are $15.
www.winterartandantiques.com
Art and antiques dealers will set up exhibits on Thursday, December 2 from 9 AM to 4 PM, and on Friday, December 3, from 9 AM to 12 noon. Opportunities for expert interviews and stunning visuals.
Saturday, December 3 will bring crowds of art and antiques lovers. Featured speaker: Cybele Gontar on "Louisiana Colonial Furniture" at 11 AM
The Mint will be a centerpiece for ArT Home New Orleans, a citywide tour of finely decorated homes and artists' studios also scheduled for December 4 and 5. For more information, call Jeanne Nathan at 504.822.8281
Contact:    Arthur Smith
Louisiana State Museum
Office: 504.568.6945
 
Location: Parade will roll on Canal Street
Elks Place to Magazine St.
 Time: Parade will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Details: Back for it's third year, New Orleans' official holiday parade, the "Krewe of Jingle," will once again delight locals and visitors alike with authentic parade floats, marching bands, stilt walkers, Christmas characters and many more magical surprises! After the parade, all are invited to join in the merriment at The Roosevelt New Orleans hotel's Baronne Street entrance for the "Jingle Mingle"-this block party will transform the block into a wonderful wintery wonderland with music, games, food, crafts and more!
 
Jingle Mingle Block Party
Location: 100 block of Baronne Street
Time: Immediately following the parade
  2:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
SECOND ANNUAL ST NICHOLAS DAY FAIR
AT THE FRENCH MARKET
SATURDAY DECEMBER 4TH 12 NOON TO 4 PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Event location: Dutch Alley, between Decatur and the River. Visit www.frenchmarket.org for maps and parking info
ACTIVITY  SCHEDULE   12-4 P.M. Dutch Alley
Visit and take pictures with Saint Nicholas!
Elf facepainters & caricaturist
Craft booths to make your own rubber stamps, holiday hats and more!
PLUS:
Tisket a Tasket Book Shop will have children's books for sale including new releases such as Dinosaur's Night Before Christmas from local publisher Pelican Publishing and  Adventures of Yat and Dat by Fox8 News Reporter Nancy Parker. ***During a break in her music set Johnette Downing will sign her children's books***
Hot chocolate and other holiday drinks and treats for sale
PERFORMANCE PAVILION: Holiday music performances by the following local singer/songwriters and music groups:
12-12:45 P.M.  Johnette Downing
1:00-1:45 Ka-Ville Jazz Music Experience
2:00-2:45 p.m. New Orleans String Project
3:00-3:45 p.m. Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band
DUMAINE FOUNTAIN
1-2 p.m. Navy Band New Orleans Brass Quintet
AT THE FARMERS MARKET: Christmas trees for sale!
Mother Nature's Produce  is selling Christmas trees from tabletop size to 8 feet.  Santa will be there giving away candy canes, too! Plus they are offering free delivery of the trees within the French Quarter.
CHRISTMAS PARADE: French Market float will depart from "Krewe of Jingle" following the DDD holiday parade...
Krewe of Jingle" Holiday Parade & "Jingle Mingle" Block Party
When:  Saturday, December 4, 2010 | Parade begins at 1:00 p.m.
Where: The Parade will roll on Canal Street from Elks Place to the River
THEN, The French Market continues its annual tradition of taking the parade through the Quarter in the form of a mini-parade complete with double-decker Christmas float, throws of beads, Who Dat fans, shopping bags and Christmas cups, a secondline band and stiltwalkers. Expect to see the parade come down Decatur from Canal around 3:30 p.m. and reach the Farmers Market shortly thereafter. The parade will pass by Dutch Alley...
 
  The Roosevelt New Orleans Makes Old Traditions New Again With the
Waldorf Wonderland Lobby, Teddy Bear Tea and Special "Papa Noel" Rates

Holiday Display to Feature Gingerbread Village Depicting New Orleans Landmarks

The Roosevelt New Orleans continues the tradition of offering a  
spectacular New Orleans holiday wonderland as luxurious and memorable  
as this historic property for locals and guests to experience during  
the holiday season.

The holiday delight, an attraction to all who visit New Orleans during  
the holiday season, has been a New Orleans tradition since the 1930s  
and returns again from Sunday, November 28 through January 6, 2010.

This year, the Waldorf Wonderland lobby returns bigger and better as  
the grand lobby is transformed into a canopy of white birch branches  
and thousands of twinkling lights. The lobby also will be lined with  
Christmas trees decorated with bows and ornaments, poinsettias and  
other holiday-themed displays. The festive and free attraction is a  
favorite near and far and is open to the public.

New this year will be a New Orleans snow village constructed with  
gingerbread. The 6x11 foot structure will depict Jackson Square, the  
French Quarter and include a St. Charles streetcar, alligator drawn  
carriage hauling Santa and more! The gingerbread village will be  
displayed inside Teddy's Café, located off of the hotel's grand lobby.

Due to popular demand, The Roosevelt's Teddy Bear Tea returns with  
more dates than last year. The event, a family favorite during the  
holidays, hosts guests and their children for a special tea party  
featuring children's menu items, as well as traditional tea, a cash  
bar and menu for adults, plus complimentary free-flowing champagne.  
Each child will also receive a teddy bear upon arrival.  Entertainment  
will include storytellers and trumpeters, as well as appearances by  
Santa, his elves and Mrs. Claus. Framed, commemorative photos with  
Santa will be available at an additional cost.

Guests can participate in Teddy Bear Tea on Dec. 4-5, 11-12 and 18-23  
in the Crescent City Ballroom, with seating's at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4  
p.m. Tickets for Teddy Bear Tea are $49 for adults and $34 for  
children 10 years and younger, plus tax and gratuity, and can be  
purchased by calling The Roosevelt at (504) 648-1200.

Guests can extend their holiday cheer at The Roosevelt with the Papa  
Noel rates starting at $139 for a deluxe guest room and $199 for a  
one-bedroom suite. To take advantage of this offer, guests can call  
1-800-WALDORF or visit www.therooseveltneworleans.com and enter  
promotional code P4. The special is available Dec. 1 - 29, 2010, based  
on availability. Rates exclude taxes, gratuities and incidental charges
 
 
 
Join WWOZ for a Second Line and Birthday Bash featuring Live Local Music!

WWOZ 90.7 FM wwoz.org, New Orleans' own listener supported Jazz & Heritage
radio station celebrates 30 years of bringing New Orleans music to the
universe on December 4, 2010. WWOZ ('OZ) invites you to join in a Second
Line and Birthday Bash.

On Saturday, December 4, come parade with the 'OZ family. The second line
begins at noon at Elysian Fields and Decatur in the Faubourg Marigny. The
procession will be led by the Treme Brass Band, and will also include the
Black Men of Labor, the Camel Toe Lady Steppers, Mardi Gras Indians and the
New Wave Brass Band.
 
Second Line Route
12 p.m. - Depart from the corner of Decatur & Elysian Fields
Head up Elysian Fields to Royal St.
Left on Royal
Continue on Royal to Toulouse St.
Left down Toulouse to Decatur
Up Decatur towards the French Market
Disband at the French Market.
 
 

On the evening of December 4, 'OZ will throw a Birthday Bash concert at
Tipitina's Uptown, where the station got its start in 1980. 'OZ's very own
DJ Soul Sister will kick off the party, followed by live music from the WWOZ
All Stars featuring Theresa Andersson, Kirk Joseph, John "Papa" Gros, Willie
Green, Shamarr Allen and many more. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the
door and are on sale now at Tipitinas.com.

For more information on both events, visit wwoz.org or contact Crystal Gross
at 504-568-1239 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Crystal Gross
WWOZ 90.7 FM New Orleans
504.568.1239
www.wwoz.org

 
 
 
  Algiers Bonfire and Concert Returns for the First Time Since Katrina
Algiers Economic Development Foundation and The City of New Orleans host music, food and the lighting of the Algiers Bonfire

Algiers Economic Development Foundation (AEDF) has partnered with the City of New Orleans to bring back the annual holiday concert and lighting of the Algiers bonfire. This is the first time since Hurricane Katrina that this seasonal family tradition will return to the banks of the Mississippi River. This year's event will take place on Saturday, December 4, and will include music from Wanda Rouzan, special guest Glenn David Andrews, The Algiers Brass Band, The Navy Brass Band and Host Norman Robinson, Anchor WDSU, Channel 6 News.

The Bonfire and Concert will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Holidays on the Point, where merchants from the historic Algiers Point neighborhood will be hosting festivities at their various locations from 10:00AM to 4:30PM on the weekends of November 27th and December 4th. The public is encouraged to spend the day shopping at local Algiers businesses and enjoying food and music at local restaurants and bars. AEDF anticipates that its community-based event programs will generate over $200,000 in direct economic impact this year.  "This event is about renewing a New Orleans tradition and bringing people to Algiers to shop and spend the day!" said AEDF President Chris Kane.  

On the weekend of December 4th, the Bonfire and Concert will close out the Holidays on the Point Festivities. The Bonfire Concert will begin at 5:00PM and will be framed by a backdrop of the skyline of downtown New Orleans and the Mississippi River. The event will include festival style food and beverages sold by local vendors.

In addition, The New Orleans Fire Department will provide a free burn safety demo for guests to view prior to the Bonfire. The safety demo will ignite two home-like structures adjacent to the bonfire. The demo is focused to remind guests how easy a holiday fire can spread. Following the demo, the NOFD will join Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer and Councilmember-at-Large Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson. "This will be the first Bonfire since the storm and it has been a joy to help bring back the tradition of this celebration during the holiday season. It will be a symbol of our community celebrating the strength of our beautiful city and all the hopes we share for the New Year. " said Councilmember Gisleson Palmer.

The Algiers Bonfire Concert is from 5:00PM-8:00PM on Saturday, December 4th, followed by the lighting of the Bonfire at 8:15PM. The Concert and Bonfire are located at The Cultural Village (200 Morgan St) on the Algiers levee adjacent to the Algiers Ferry Terminal. The event is free and open to the public..
 
 
You're Invited to the 1st Annual New Orleans Children's Book Festival
Free books for the first 2,000 kids! Free food and fun for the whole family!
Join us fort the 1st Annual New Orleans Children's Book Festival, which will feature tasty food, toe-tappin ' music, terrific activities and, of course, tons of books.
 
The Ruby Bridges Foundation, First Lady Cheryl Landrieu and others have partnered to launch the festival to honor the 50th Anniversary of her historic walk to help integrate New Orleans public schools.
 
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Latter Branch Library
5120 St. Charles Avenue
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
 
 
It's story time!
The first 2,000 children to the festival will receive free books! Many others will receive tote bags and fun goodies!
 
The festival will feature local authors reading stories throughout the day, including:
 
Ruby Bridges, Through My Eyes
James Carville, Lu and the Swamp Ghost
Cecelia Dartez, Jenny Giraffe
Alex Beard, The Jungle Grapevine
Nancy Parker, The Adventures of Yat and Dat: What's Cookin'
Dr. Pandwe Gibson, Why series for children
Freddi Williams Evans, A Bus of Our Own, The Battle of New Orleans - The Drummer's Story, Hush Harbor - Praying in Secret
JoAnn Mertens & Pat Roig, The Beignet That Almost Got Away
Dee Scallan, Moby Pincher series
Alison Hoffman Lane, Uncle Arnel and the Swamp Witch
 
 
 
Food, Music & Activities
Amanda Shaw
The James Andrews Brass Band
New Orleans Saints Mascot "Gumbo"
New Orleans Hornets Honey Bees
The Zoo Mobile
The Book Mobile
Red Beans & Rice
Lucky Dogs
Drinks
Gingerbread Cookies courtesy of Berthe Amos, author of The Cajun Gingerbread Boy
 
 
 The Louisiana Landmarks Society has a tradition of attracting talented  
preservationists.   This tradition will live on December 4th at Le  
Marche des Fetes,  a unique holiday boutique.

Since its establishment in 1950, the Louisiana Landmarks Society's  
gifted leadership has included the beloved artists Angela Gregory and  
Lloyd Sensat, as well as the noted writers Harnett Kane and Jessie  
Poesch.   That legacy continues in the likes of current board member  
Pamela Pipes, whose Audie worthy tour CDS will be available for  
stocking stuffers.

Shoppers will meet visually talented and crafty Landmarks members  
while penned members wil be on hand throughout the day to conduct book  
signings.
 


With artworks, craft items, and holiday decorations galore, the Pitot  
House lawn will be a magical market land for one delightful day.   
Debuting in the parterre garden on the 4th of December, Lousiana's own  
beautiful Peggy Martin Survivor Rose bushes, in addition to decorative  
greenery, heritage and herb plants, will be available for gift giving  
and holiday decorating.

Lovely baked goods and lunch munchies from Liberty's Kitchen will be  
on hand for shopping fuel and holiday feasting.

Shoppers will find wonderful deals and member discounts on a variety  
of Pitot House themed items, including special Louisiana Landmarks  
Society gift memberships and Pitot House event tickets.  Le Marche des  
Fetes will take place from 9 am until 4 pm on Saturday, December 4th -  
rain or shine.

Photographs with Papa Noel will take place at the Pitot House from 10  
am until Noon.

For more information, please call (504) 482-0312 or write to  
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Louisiana Landmarks Society promotes historic preservation through  
education, advocacy and operation of the Pitot House.

Learn more at http://louisianalandmarks.org
 
 
St. Alphonsus Creche Exhibit
featuring international nativity scenes
from Nova Scotia, Russia and Finland

Saturday, December 4 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Sunday, December 5   11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

St. Alphonsus Art & Cultural Center
2025 Constance Street
New Orleans, LA
504.524.8116
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deacon John tribute to Louis Prima * Saturday, December 4
This December, 2010 marks the centennial anniversary of the birth of a New Orleans legendary showman Louie Prima.  The Snug Harbor couldn't find a better New Orleans showman to pay tribute to Louie than our own Louisiana Hall of Famer Deacon John and his Ivories on Saturday, December 4th. Louis Prima (7 December 1910 - 24 August 1978) was a Sicilian-American singer, actor, songwriter and trumpeter who rode the musical trends of his time. He started with his seven-piece New Orleans style jazz band in the 1920s, then successively leading a swing combo in the 1930s, a big band in the 1940s and then his now legendary Vegas lounge act in the 1950s with singer Keely Smith. In each of his musical endeavours, he incorporated his exuberant personality into his act.
 
 
 
The 3rd Annual Side Splitting Sleigh Ride of Insanity benefiting Toys for Tots will take place on Saturday, December 4th at Republic New Orleans located at 828 South Peters St. in New Orleans. The show features nationally performing stand up comedian and Emmy award winner Tom Gregory along with favorites Tee Ray, Dane Faucheux, JD Sledge, and James Cusimano. Doors open at 7:30 PM and the show starts at 8:30 PM.
Admission is FREE by bringing an unwrapped toy.. Tickets can also be purchased for $20 at the door or online at www.republicanola.com. All proceeds go to benefit Toys for Tots.
Toys for Tots
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
About the Comedians
TEE RAY has worked with Dave Coulier, Marc Ryan, Doug Stanhope and countless other comedians and has performed at comedy clubs and college campuses throughout the country including The Funny Bone in Baton Rouge & Shreveport, House of Blues, The Laff Stop in Houston, Casino Royale in Las Vegas, and the New Orleans Comedy Festival.
TOM GREGORY is an Emmy Award winning TV personality (nominated six times) and a national headlining comic.  He has been a three-time headliner at FunnyFest--The Calgary Comedy Festival, performed at the Boston International Comedy Festival in 2008 and was the closer at the 1999 New Orleans Comedy Festival.
DANE FAUCHEUX has performed for audiences all over the Southeast at venues such as Republic New Orleans, The Howlin' Wolf, Le Chat Noir, and Harrah's Casino. His comedy has been described as "eccentric, daring, and fun" by The Austin Chronicle.

J.D. SLEDGE is a nationally performing comic who has appeared at such well-known venues as the House of Blues, Tipitina's, The Howlin' Wolf, Republic New Orleans, Le Chat Noir, Seven Ten Lounge in Chicago, and Houston's Laff Stop.    
JAMES CUSIMANO is a native New Orleanian comedian/actor/writer who has performed at Harrah's Casino New Orleans, Republic New Orleans, The Howlin' Wolf, Le Chat Noir, and The Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge.  
 
 PhotoNOLA kicks off this week and I am thrilled to be a part of it with my
exhibit of lumen prints, *Crescent City Illumenations* at Julie Neill
Designs!

*"Crescent City Illumenations"
Julie Neill Designs
3908 Magazine
New Orleans, LA

Opening Reception:
December 4th  6-8pm

Dates:
December 4th - January 15, 2011

More Info:
**http://photonola.org/2010/10/01/julie-neill-designs/*
 
 
 
 
* Cathedral Christmas Concerts *
 From December 1-23 at the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square,  
local choirs and New Orleans artists herald in the season with nightly  
concerts of Christmas carols and gospel favorites in one of the  
country's most historic churches. Concerts start at 6pm and last about  
one hour.  Free and open to the public.

The 2010 Concert Schedule

           * Sunday, December 5 - Rachel Van Voorhees
     * Monday, December 6 - Ellis Marsalis
     * Wednesday, December 8 - The Zion Harmonizers
     * Sunday, December 12 - Ingrid Lucia
     * Monday, December 14 - Trish Foti Genco and Friends
     * Tuesday, December 14 - Danny O'Flaherty
     * Wednesday, December 15 - Tom McDermott & Connie Jones
     * Thursday, December 16 - Philip Manuel & Shades of Praise
     * Sunday, December 19 - St. Louis Basilica annual Christmas Concert
       (Please note that this concert begins at 5 p.m.)
     * Monday December 20 - Walter Wolfman Washington
     * Tuesday, December 21 - Irvin Mayfield
 
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

On Sunday, remember the reason for the season at the New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness 25th Anniversary Event, which will run from 7 to 10 p.m. at Generations Hall. The event boasts an all-star lineup including Allen Toussaint, Jimmy Buffett, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Dave Bartholomew, Jon Cleary, Little Freddie King and Deacon John and the Ivories. Food, drink and the chance to meet and mingle with celebrity hosts will make for a night to remember. Tickets are $100 general admission; student tickets will be available at the door with valid student ID for $50. Dress is black tie optional.
 
 
  *Our Sixth Annual Community Wide Chanukah Second-line Parade: *
*Sunday Dec. 5th*
*6:00pm Sharp. *

**We will begin at* @ Spanish Plaza* (stage area) outside the Riverwalk Mall
and disband for Kosher beignets at Cafe du Monde. Bring your menorahs and
six (6) candles! This will follow the 6th annual Community-Wide Chanukah
celebration from 4-6PM at Spanish Plaza.  Please wear your horns and bring
Chanukah toys/ gelt to hand-out.
 
 
 
 
SOME LIKE IT HOT! BAND  - December Music  Schedule

Every Sunday 11am-2pm Buffa's Jazz Brunch, 1001 Esplanade

Sundays  December 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th


Every Friday night 7pm - 10pm  Maison  at 508  Frenchmen Street

Fridays  December 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st.
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 o Cover Charge  
Enjoy a delicious brunch!
Drink 2 dollar Mimosa's
 SOME LIKE IT HOT! BAND  - October Music  Schedule
 
 1001 Esplanade
 
 
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.
 
Eine Deutsche Weihnachten
Sunday, Dec. 5th   6:00pm
The German Heritage Festival Association will hold its annual German Christmas Dinner at Rue 127

Rue 127 is a new restaurant located at 127 North Carrollton Ave in the heart of
Mid-City.  Located in a renovated 19th century New Orleans style shotgun home.

Chef Ray Gruezke, a New Orleans native, studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park , New York, and has worked in New York, Florida , and Baton Rouge.  He has also worked at Commander's Palace and Le Foret.

Desserts are created by Chef Joanna Palmer, who also studied at the Culinary Institute of America. She has worked at Commander's Palace and Cochon.
$50 per person (tax and tip included)
Cash bar.  
Seating is very, very, limited, make your reservation NOW.

MENU        French onion soup OR salad
                  Bratwurst with apple and onion
                  Brisket
                  Green beans and potato salad
                           Apple strudel for dessert
                   (tea or soft drink and coffee included)
Mail payment to:
GHFA
P.O. Box 791042
New Orleans, LA  70179       and/or Call Jim Copeland at 504-669-9684 (if no answer please leave a message) for reservations.
 
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, December 5 at 5 pm
McDonogh 35 Gospel Choir
directed by Veronica Downs-Dorsey
presents their  2010 Christmas & GOSPEL program.
McDonogh #35 was 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 Chorale directed by
Dr. John Ware
with Albinas
Prizgintas,
organist,
present
Christmas Concert featuring Christmas Spirituals
and selections based on the spiritual and light gospel.

The 30 years old New Orleans Black Chorale specializes in performing music by African American composers and 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 audience sings the choruses together with The Trinity Choir.
The solos section will be sung by a roster of sparkling soloists
The musical accompaniment will be provided by organist Albinas Prizgintas
at the 5000 pipe mechanical action organ of Trinity Church
and by Dr. Jean Montes will direct an ensemble of exciting instrumentalists
YOU are ALL invited. Scores are provided
unday, December 19 at 5 pm
Dr.ucian  Zidaru, pianist
 

Sunday, December 26 at 5 pm
Special Christmas program
th organistAlbinas Prizgintas
on the
Sunday, December 26 at 5 pm
Special Christmas program with organistAlbinas Prizgintas
on the
Trinity tracker organ. Albinas plays Your favorite Classical and Popular Christmas songs
www.albinas.org
Please Note: Thursday, December
 
0 at 7 pm

The Yale Whiffenpoofs, 14 of them
As one of the nation's oldest and most acclaimed 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
 
very 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 Prizgintas
Director of Music Ministries
Trinity Episcopal Church
1329 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans  

 
The Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame
University of New Orleans - Anthropology Department
and
University of New Orleans International Alumni Association
 
Present
Queens Rule! VI
A celebration of women in the Mardi Gras Indian Tradition
(formerly hosted by Newcomb College Institute)
 
To be held
Sunday, December 5, 2010
at the
UNO Alumni Center
5- 8 pm
 
The program will feature a
Panel Discussion,
Pinning Ceremony,
Queen Selection Announcement,
and Reception
 
 
Additional information to follow.  
For more information, contact Cherice Harrison-Nelson: (504)214-6630
 

Round Table Luncheon at Royal Sonesta Hotel
The December  Round Table Luncheon on December 8 at noon at the Royal Sonesta Hotel will be a very festive one and will include a champagne and sparkling wines  tasting  with Lisa Tull of of Republic Beverages, live entertainment with exotic cabaret singer Suzaunne Yee McKamey accompanied on the piano by Jim Walpole, a fashion show by Prima Donna Closet; feature speakers : Priscilla Lawrence , Director of the Historic New Orleans Collection,  Lorin Gaudin- Food Goddess and Ann Tuennerman, Mrs. Cocktail  of Tales of the Cocktail and of course great gourmet food by our celebrated chefs.. The three-course gourmet luncheon is only $38 and includes complimentary parking and wines to complement the food. For reservations call Noel Scallan at 504-553-2220. Due to the large attendence at this luncheon, it has been moved to the ballroom and  guests will be able to reserve tables.  

Margarita Bergen,
Tel/ Cell 504-495-9181 Fax/504-940-6201
 
 
US Marine Band - TOYS FOR TOTS CONCERT
 
Friday, December 10 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm
 
Alario Center
 
 
Annually holiday concert by the Marine Band New Orleans...the officially Marine Band of the Who Dat Nation!!

You have seen them at Marine Gras, you have gotten "Crunk" with them and the Saints and here is your change to hear a FREE holiday concert and help support TOTS FOR TOTS.

Admission is free, however a NEW, UNWRAPPED toy is greatly appreciated!

Please invite your friends and family and if you can't join us on December 10th please consider dropping off toys to support this cause. All toys collected will stay in the NOLA area! If you have any questions please call me at the number below.

THANK YOU!!!
Michael
Alario Center
(504) 349-5525
 
 

December 11th, 12th, 18th, 20th
10am - 3pm

TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE NEW ORLEANS ACTORS
RESOURCE CENTER 2ND ANNUAL LOUISIANA ACTORS EXPO

Guest panelists announced for the day-long workshop

Tickets for the 2nd annual New Orleans Actors Resource Center (NOARC)Louisiana Actors Expo are now on sale. The one-day event will take place on December 11, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Old U.S. Mint Louisiana State Museum located at 400 Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans.

The Louisiana Actors Expo was created to give new actors the information they need to start their acting careers and seasoned actors information to advance their careers.  "The Louisiana film industry is growing steadily. We are third behind Los Angeles and New York in production, so the opportunities for actors are here," says Chris Stelly, Director of Film and Television for the Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry Development.  "To sustain this, Louisiana Entertainment is focused on cultivating our intellectual infrastructure, our creative talent, across all sectors of the entertainment industry.  By bringing together casting directors, talent agents, directors, producers, writers and other film industry professionals, all of whom are invested in actors in our region, NOARC's Louisiana Actors Expo supports this mission. It provides an exciting opportunity for actors of all ages to learn what they need to know to start and nurture a career in the film industry."

Confirmed panelists for the Louisiana Actors Expo include:
Casting Directors
Anne Massey, Anne Massey Casting
Hank Langlois, Caballero Casting
Lisa Marie Dupree, Films In Motion
Ryan Glorioso, Glorioso Casting
Tracy Kilpatrick, The Casting Office

Talent Agents
Carol Bloodworth, Fruition Talent
Dawn Landrum, Landrum Arts
Erin Guidry, Trinity Talent
Ken del Corral, del Corral Talent and SAM Agency
Lawrence Turner, del Corral Talent
Lee MacKenzie, fameagency
Liz Atherton, TAG Talent
Rebecca Hale, Hale Talent
Tabitha Bryant Huffman, Trinity Talent
Tommye Myrick, Proclaim Talent Agency

Other notable film industry professionals include:
Chris Stelly, Director of Film and Television, Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry Development
Diana Boylston, Regional Representative, AFTRA
Eric Thompson, Vice President, Twentieth Century Fox
Indigo, Actor, Showtime's Weeds
Jason Hewitt, Director/Producer/CEO, Films In Motion
Jason Tomlinson, Regional Representative, Screen Actors Guild
Katherine Brooks, Writer/Director, Loving Annabelle
Leslie Creppel, CEO, Cast Our Kids
Lolis E. Elie, Writer, HBOs Treme
Matthew Dickens, Writer/Director/Producer, The War Zone
Reed Daigle, Director and 2010 winner of the New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project
Steve Esteb, Director, Dirty Politics
Wayne Douglas Morgan, Actor/Producer/Independent Filmmaker, Upperline Entertainment


Panel discussions and Q & A's will be moderated by the following Louisiana acting coaches:

Casey Groves
Dean West
Garrett Prejean
Jennifer Schemke
Lance Nichols
Veleka Gray

In addition, there will be a special presentation room where the founders of two companies that provide actors with tools to efficiently and successfully manage their careers will demonstrate their online services.  Gary Marsh, founder and CEO of Actors Access/Breakdown Services, the most widely used online casting portal, and Brian Vermeire, co-founder and CEO of Holdon Log and Kristina Hughes, co-founder and COO of Holdon Log, the developers of PerformerTrack, the standard career management tool for performers, will show actors how to use their online services to manage their acting career.

Due to the demand from actors, parents of aspiring child actors and industry professionals, the 2010 Louisiana Actors Expo will launch three new features: child actor panels, casting sessions and agent meetings. In addition to the adult actor panel discussions, Q & A sessions and film industry vendors featured last year, these new components will give actors of all ages the opportunity to learn inside information about the film industry.

"As a parent, I understand wanting to give your children the tools they need to succeed," says Shanda Quintal, Executive Director of the New Orleans Actors Resource Center. "And in the film industry, because a child actor's parent is the de facto manager, the parent and the child must work as a team in order to succeed."

The Expo's child actor panels will focus on children ages 8 to 14 interested in starting an acting career in the Louisiana film industry. Agents and casting directors will discuss important topics that every actor of any age needs to know if they are considering working in the industry. "There are an amazing amount of films being shot in Louisiana," says Quintal. "However, there are a limited number of roles for children in the Louisiana film industry. But for dedicated children and supportive parents, the Louisiana Actors Expo will provide the cold, hard facts both need for a child to reach their goals of becoming a professional actor. Information and dedication are key."

Topics for the child actor panel will include:
•    Headshots and Resumes
•    Getting An Agent
•    Audition Etiquette
•    Self-taping for Submissions
•    The Casting Process

NOARC's 2010 Louisiana Actors Expo will again offer the adult actor panels introduced at last year's inaugural expo where actors of all levels, from aspiring to advanced, can learn something new. Topics for the adult actors panels will include:
•    Getting an Agent
•    Developing and Maintaining a Working Relationship With Your Agent
•    Getting the Callback
•    Working in Independent Film
•    Managing a Business: Your Acting Career
Casting sessions are for actors with representation (an agent) who are interested in performing a "cold-reading" audition for two prominent Louisiana casting directors. For those new to the industry, this is a unique opportunity to be seen by professionals in the position to get actors the jobs they want.  Actors must come prepared with a headshot and resume.

Agent meetings are a new feature designed for actors seeking representation (i.e., looking for an agent). During the meeting, actors can interview with two Louisiana agents who are actively seeking new talent to represent. Actors must come prepared with a headshot and resume, and two monologues--one dramatic, one comedic.  There are only a few slots available for both the casting sessions and the agent meetings.

General admission to the Louisiana Actors Expo is $50 per person in advance.  Parents or adult guardians of attendees between the ages of 8 and 14 must also purchase a ticket. Casting session and agent meeting tickets are $25 each and must be purchased separately.  Limited slots are available.  Tickets are on sale now.  To register and purchase tickets go to http://louisianaactorsexpo.eventbrite.com.   Tickets also will be available at the door the day of the event for $60 per person.

Naydja CoJoe & the Jazz Experience

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
 
 
  * Caroling and Art Market in Faubourg Marigny *
On Sunday, December 13 at Frenchmen and Royal Streets at the edge of  
the French Quarter, The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association hosts  
its annual caroling in historic Washington Square. Song sheets and  
candles provided. There's also a great art market with local artisans  
for Christmas shopping. The art market if from 10 to 4. There are lots  
of great restaurants in this neighborhood, so have some dinner and  
come back for candlelight caroling at 6pm. Call (504) 945-8014 or  
visit the official website for more information.  Free and open to the  
public.
 
Tales of the Cocktail
Presents
Sazerac Cocktail Academy
Take a sip of history
Wednesday, December 15
11:30 AM
Arnaud's Restaurant
813 Bienville Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
For Reservations call 504-523-5433
$40 per person
New Orleans is no stranger to the cocktail, where enjoying a drink is a civic pastime for locals and visitors alike. Though many drinks can call New Orleans home, the one that stands above the rest, embodying the history and character of our city is the Sazerac, the Official Cocktail of the City of New Orleans.
Join us this December at the historic Arnaud's Restaurant for your chance to become an official Sazeractivist at two special holiday Sazerac Academies. Enjoy a champagne toast and a menu specially prepared for the holidays as you soak in the Sazerac's storied history and all the info you need to make your own. It's the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with friends, family and a whole lot of flavor.
Each Sazerac Cocktail Academy will include:
•    Historical overview of the drink, the brand and the company
•    The significance and breakdown of each ingredient in the Sazerac
•    Memorabilia and artifacts on display
•    Hands on experience to make of a Sazerac yourself and a holiday version of the Sazerac too
•    Oath of an Official Sazeractivist
•    Welcome champagne cocktail
•    Three course holiday lunch menu inclusive of tax and tip
All attendees will receive:
•    Framed limited edition Sazerac poster
•    Sazerac leather coaster
•    Sazerac business cards with recipe for grassroots distribution encouraging visitors to insist on the "authentic" recipe
•    Sazerac Academy certificate with their name and date on it
Sazerac Cocktail Academy Menu
Watercress Salad
Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Creamy Vinaigrette
Or
Pissaladière
Thin onion tarte with black olives, anchovies and fresh thyme
~~
Pork and White Bean Cassoulet
Sausage and French Bread Croutons
Or
Crabmeat Cheesecake
Louisiana lump crabmeat, Brie and cream cheese, eggs, cream, fresh vegetables, herbs and spice..  Served with sherry-infused Cream Sauce
Or
Chicken Basquaise
Sautéed and served with Tomato, Garlic, Prosciutto and Red Pepper
~~
Chocolate Espresso Pot de Créme
 Anise Biscotti
Coffee
 
 It wouldn't be Christmas without Christmas Carols and Concerts. There  
are several great traditions of both in New Orleans. Here are the best.

* Caroling in Jackson Square *
On December 20 at 7pm in Jackson Square the Patio Planters will host  
the 59-year-old tradition as Jackson Square brims with candle-lit  
faces and song-lit spirits as high as the spires of the St. Louis  
Cathedral. Candles and song sheets provided. Gates open at 6pm and  
caroling begins promptly at 7pm. For more information, call (504)  
524-8432 or visit the official website. Free and open to the public.
 


Thanks for your continued support of New Orleans
Sincerely,
 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Frank Stansbury
Editor LaFete News


           

 
 

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