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New Orleans Area Events: Pearl Harbor Day, Chanukah and Christmas
Written by  // Tuesday, 07 December 2010 10:59 //

New Orleans on Pearl Harbor Day and plenty of Christmas and holiday  events.  This is what is in store according to LaFete News by Frank Stansbury and from Margarita Bergen 's "Margarita Darling" column:

"Remember Pearl Harbor!"
The National World War II Museum Observes 69th Anniversary
"Remember Pearl Harbor!" Those three words serve once again as a call to action as Americans commemorate the 69th anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Tuesday, December 7, 2010.
The air and submarine assault on the U.S. fleet by the naval forces of the Empire of Japan on the U.S. fleet plunged America headlong into World War II. A country where citizens had been sharply divided about entering the war now resolved to mount a massive retaliation. Soon thereafter, Germany declared war on the United States.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
 11:45 - 12:00 pm
Memorial Ceremony and ringing of the Normandy Liberty Bell
12:00 pm
Lecture "Sixty-Nine Years Ago Today: The Pearl Harbor Attack" by Jack Henkels
All day
Museum flags at half mast
Special artifacts on display
Museum permanent exhibits that include Pearl Harbor
Beyond All Boundaries 4D expereince
WHERE:
The National World War II Museum
945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
 
 
Tuesday Market, December 7, 2010 | 9 am - 1 pm
Uptown New Orleans | 200 Broadway Street at the River
One of the many benefits of shopping at the CCFM is the opportunity to cultivate relationships with the people who grow, catch and raise our food. Knowing that it can be tough to make it to the market for the opening bell during these hectic holiday weeks, vendors are often willing to set items aside for long-standing customers. In fact, many often prefer shoppers to call in advance so as to be sure not to disappoint them, and to be able to better plan what they bring to the market. It's always worth asking.
 
All the traditional holiday fare has us craving something totally different - like tacos! Taceaux Loceaux joins us as our guest GPS vendor Tuesdays in December. Alex and Maribeth Del Castillo, the folks behind (or more accurately inside) the food truck will offer a changing menu of soups and tacos. Follow the truck on Twitter (@TLNola) for menus and locations other than the Tuesday CCFM this month and its other usual haunts - 45 Tchoup on Thursday nights and Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
You Are Invited To...
Movers & Shakers
a professional and social networking event

Join us Tuesday, December 7th at The Bombay Club (830 Conti Street in the Prince Conti Hotel) from 5:30 - 7:30pm to network and socialize with other professionals and business owners, exchange business cards, and
share some Holiday Cheer!

Champagne Tasting courtesy of Domaine Chandon
Hors d'oeuvres by The Bombay Club
Live Musical Entertainment

Please RSVP to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 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.   
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7
6pm-9pm   |   DJ Joey Buttons
Site 03 (1001 Loyola Ave., New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal)
John Kleinschmidt + Andy Sternad   Drip
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8
6pm-8pm   |   John Paul and Friends
Site 06 (1201 Canal St., Krauss Building)
Elizabeth Chen + Arthur Terry   Systemics of Super-Saturation
8pm-10pm   |   The Geraniums
Site 04 (1111 Tulane Ave.)
Eric Bury + Farid Noufaily   Flicker
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9
6pm-8pm   |   AIA New Orleans Holiday Party
(Private event; entry by invitation only.)
Site 01 (1000 St. Charles Ave., AIA New Orleans Center for Design)
Hamilton Anderson Associates   DICH2OTOMY
7pm-10pm   |   Jenn Howard Jazz Set
Site 10 (1025 Orleans St.)
Gernot Riether   Intense Correlations
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10
6pm-8pm   |   James Westfall Trio
Site 11 (832 N. Rampart St.)
Ed Richardson + April Clark (Clark | Richardson Architects)   L'ouvert
8pm-10pm   |   DJ Joey Buttons
Site 13 (606 Esplanade Ave.)
Eric Nulman   Night Flowers
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11
8pm-10pm   |   Special surprise musical guest
Site 05|07|08 (1031 Canal St., Woolworth Tower)
Luftwerk   Driftless   |   Haruka Horiuchi   Breathing Boundary   |   TZCO (Thaddeus Zarse)   The Union
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12
6pm-8pm   |   Tarik Hassan Trio
Site 09 (1031 Iberville St., Iberville Storefronts)
Michael Cohen + Sarah Weisberg   Microbial Palette #1
8pm-10pm   |   Sonic ambience provided by DJ Quintron
Site 05|07|08 (1031 Canal St., Woolworth Tower)
Luftwerk   Driftless   |   Haruka Horiuchi   Breathing Boundary   |   TZCO (Thaddeus Zarse)   The Union
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  
 
 JUNG SOCIETY CHRISTMAS PARTY

We hope you will join us for refreshments and entertainment by Irish singer
Mary Flynn at the Jung Society's annual Christmas party on Tuesday, December
7, at 7:30 pm.

The party is free to members, $10 for non-members. To be held at Parker
Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Avenue, New Orleans. We look forward to
seeing you there
 
InterContinental New Orleans
Holiday Choral Entertainment
For the Week of December 6th
Beginning today, New Orleans area school students will
              present holiday choral entertainment in the lobby of the
              InterContinental New Orleans on weekdays
              during the lunch and/or dinner hour. Guests can enjoy
              a festive meal featuring holiday specials in the
              Veranda Restaurant and hear the wonderful sounds
              of the holiday season.
 
When:  The following school's choirs will present in the  
              hotel lobby this week:
 
                         
             12/7 - 12:00 p.m. Belle Chasse Primary School
                        InterContinental New Orleans, Hotel Lobby
                444 St. Charles Ave.
 
 
 
 
 
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.   
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7
6PM-9PM   |   DJ JOEY BUTTONS
SITE 03 (1001 LOYOLA AVE., NEW ORLEANS UNION PASSENGER TERMINAL)
JOHN KLEINSCHMIDT + ANDY STERNAD   DRIP
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8
6PM-8PM   |   JOHN PAUL AND FRIENDS
SITE 06 (1201 CANAL ST., KRAUSS BUILDING)
ELIZABETH CHEN + ARTHUR TERRY   SYSTEMICS OF SUPER-SATURATION
8PM-10PM   |   THE GERANIUMS
SITE 04 (1111 TULANE AVE.)
ERIC BURY + FARID NOUFAILY   FLICKER
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9
6PM-8PM   |   AIA NEW ORLEANS HOLIDAY PARTY
(PRIVATE EVENT; ENTRY BY INVITATION ONLY.)
SITE 01 (1000 ST. CHARLES AVE., AIA NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR DESIGN)
HAMILTON ANDERSON ASSOCIATES   DICH2OTOMY
7PM-10PM   |   JENN HOWARD JAZZ SET
SITE 10 (1025 ORLEANS ST.)
GERNOT RIETHER   INTENSE CORRELATIONS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10
6PM-8PM   |   JAMES WESTFALL TRIO
SITE 11 (832 N. RAMPART ST.)
ED RICHARDSON + APRIL CLARK (CLARK | RICHARDSON ARCHITECTS)   L'OUVERT
8PM-10PM   |   DJ JOEY BUTTONS
SITE 13 (606 ESPLANADE AVE.)
ERIC NULMAN   NIGHT FLOWERS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11
8PM-10PM   |   SPECIAL SURPRISE MUSICAL GUEST
SITE 05|07|08 (1031 CANAL ST., WOOLWORTH TOWER)
LUFTWERK   DRIFTLESS   |   HARUKA HORIUCHI   BREATHING BOUNDARY   |   TZCO (THADDEUS ZARSE)   THE UNION
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12
6PM-8PM   |   TARIK HASSAN TRIO
SITE 09 (1031 IBERVILLE ST., IBERVILLE STOREFRONTS)
MICHAEL COHEN + SARAH WEISBERG   MICROBIAL PALETTE #1
8PM-10PM   |   SONIC AMBIENCE PROVIDED BY DJ QUINTRON
SITE 05|07|08 (1031 CANAL ST., WOOLWORTH TOWER)
LUFTWERK   DRIFTLESS   |   HARUKA HORIUCHI   BREATHING BOUNDARY   |   TZCO (THADDEUS ZARSE)   THE UNION
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   
 
 
COUNCILMEMBER JON D. JOHNSON CO-HOSTS
NEW ORLEANS EAST CRIME FORUM ON DECEMBER 7

WHAT:         DISTRICT "E" COUNCILMEMBER JON D.. JOHNSON, ALONG WITH POLICE CHIEF RONAL SERPAS AND 7TH DISTRICT POLICE OFFICERS, WILL HOLD A CRIME FORUM ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT ST. MARIA GORETTI COMMUNITY CENTER, LOCATED AT 7300 CROWDER BOULEVARD IN NEW ORLEANS EAST. THE FORUM IS DESIGNED TO ADDRESS CONCERNS ABOUT THE RECENT INCREASE IN PROPERTY CRIMES, THE ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES IN THE SEVENTH DISTRICT AND THE NEW POLICE STATION CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION ON READ BOULEVARD.

ALL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS IN NEW ORLEANS EAST ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
 
WHEN:        TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
                    6:30 P.M.
 
WHERE:      ST. MARIA GORETTI COMMUNITY CENTER
                    7300 CROWDER BLVD.
                    
WHO:         DISTRICT "E" COUNCILMEMBER JON D. JOHNSON
                    POLICE CHIEF RONAL SERPAS  
                    SHERIFF MARLIN GUSMAN
                    7TH DISTRICT COMMANDER RANNIE MUSHATT
                    DR. JOHN PENNY, CRIMINOLOGIST
                    7TH DISTRICT POLICE OFFICERS

 
 IRVIN MAYFIELDOS JAZZ PLAYHOUSE AT THE ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL
300 BOURBON STREET
NO COVER
(504) 553-2299
WWW.SONESTA.COM

DECEMBER 2010 SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7
8PM JASON MARSALIS

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8
5PM-8PM SASHA MASAKOWSKI
8PM IRVIN MAYFIELDS¹ NOJO JAM PRESENTS THE MUSIC OF KENNY GARRETT

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9
5PM- 8PM ROMAN SKAKUN
8PM SHAMARR ALLEN

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10
5PM-8PM PROFESSOR PIANO SERIES FEATURING TOM MCDERMOTT
8PM LEON ³KID CHOCOLATE² BROWN
12 MIDNIGHT  BURLESQUE BALLROOM STARRING TRIXIE MINX FEATURING LINNZI
ZAORSKI PRESENTS OTEASE THE HOLIDAY REVUE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11
8PM BILL SUMMERS AND FRIENDS
12 MIDNIGHT BRASS BAND JAM FEATURING KINFOLK BRASS BAND

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12
7PM TYLER¹S REVISITED FEATURING GERMAINE BAZZLE AND PAUL LONGSTRETH

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13
8PM BOB FRENCH AND THE ORIGINAL TUXEDO JAZZ BAND

   
 
 
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
 
 GUESTS CAN PARTICIPATE IN TEDDY BEAR TEA ON DEC. 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  
 
 
   
 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 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. THROUGH DECEMBER 30TH.
 
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  
 
07 CLOSED
08 LARS EDEGRAN & PALM COURT JAZZ BAND W/TOM SANCTON & RONELLE JOHNSON
09 LARS EDEGRAN & TOPSY CHAPMAN W/PALM COURT JAZZ BAND & TOM SANCTON
10 CLIVE WILSON W/PALM COURT JAZZ BAND
11 CLOSED FOR PRIVATE PARTY
12 LUCIEN BARBARIN W/PALM COURT JAZZ BAND
13 AND 14 CLOSED
15 LARS EDEGRAN & TOPSY CHAPMAN W/PALM COURT JAZZ BAND
16 TIM LAUGHLIN W/CRESCENT CITY JOYMAKERS
17 CLIVE WILSON W/PALM COURT JAZZ BAND
18 LIONEL FERBOS W/PALM COURT JAZZ BAND
19 LUCIEN BARBARIN W/SUNDAY NIGHT SWINGSTERS
20 - 29 CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS VACATION
30 - CLOSED FOR PRIVATE PARTY
31 NY EVE GALA CELEBRATION 9P-1A
LIONEL FERBOS & PALM COURT JAZZ BAND
FEATURING TOPSY CHAPMAN
 
 
Chickie Wah Wah
2828 Canal
(near S. Broad) in Mid-City New Orleans
(504) 304-4714
http://www.chickiewahwah.com

Happy Hour
Monday through Thursday every week from
  4-7pm

come enjoy $1 off drinks.
 The kitchen opens at 5.


Tuesday, December 7   8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
New Orleans Nightcrawlers
This stellar line-up of the city's finest horn
players has re-grouped after a little hiatus.
It's kind of hard to get all these guys together
because they all have their own projects, so take
advantage of their mini-residence at Chickie Wah Wah!

Wednesday, December 8  8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
The Iguanas 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: 2828 Canal, Chickie Wah Wah

Thursday, December 9
* Free Swing Dance Lessons!  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
   with Gabriel y Mariela. Habla Espanol! Don't just watch
   - get up and Dance! Gabriel and Mariela are a delightful
   couple from Argentina and are the real deal!
   www.gabrielymariela.ar.tc
* Butch Hancock  8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
   Butch is a member of the legendary Flatlanders and
   known as one of the premier songwriters of our time.
   You know if we brought 'em in all the way from Texas
   it's gonna be great! www.butchhancock.net


Friday, December 10
* The Geraniums    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
   NO COVER show! Stick around after the free happy hour
   or come by after a long day of Christmas shopping! If
   the Geraniums can't put you in a Christmas mood, nobody can!
* Bonerama & Friends Christmas Jam 10:30 PM - 1:00 AM
   w/June Yamagishi (Papa Grows Funk), Robert Mercurio (Galactic)
   and Bonerama's Mark Mullins, Craig Klein, Bert Cotton
   and Eric Bolivar. $15 cover.

Saturday, December 11  10:00 PM

* John Mooney & Friends
   John will be joined by some band members to make this
   Saturday night a big party! Get your shopping done and
   come by for some great food and music!
 
 
 
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

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.

 
 
 
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
 

 
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Time: 5:00 to 8:30 PM
Location: 801 Harrison Avenue
across from Starbucks, in the Lakeview Grocery/ West Marine parking lot
Entertainment: Lindsay Mendez, and special holiday performance by St. Paul's handbell ensemble and St. Dominic's choir. Plus a special visit from Santa
 
 
 
 
 
THE WHOLE FOODS MARKET LOUISIANA STORES
TO DONATE 5% OF DECEMBER 8TH NET SALES
Benefitting Jefferson Council on Aging Meals on Wheels,
Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana, & St. Vincent de Paul of Baton Rouge

One of Whole Foods Market core values is to give back to communities  
in which team members work and live. On Wednesday, December 8th, the  
Whole Foods Market Louisiana stores will donate five percent of their  
net sales to the following non-profits:

JEFFERSON COUNCIL ON AGING MEALS ON WHEELS
Whole Foods Market Veterans - 3420 Veterans Blvd.
(504) 888-8225, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Jefferson Council on Aging is responsible for advocacy and a  
variety of services that are available to approximately 80,000 persons  
ages 60+ in Jefferson Parish, including Adult Day Health Care,  
Congregate and Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels), Homemaker/Chore  
Services,  Material Aid, Respite Services, Senior Centers, and Utility  
Assistance.

LATINO FARMERS COOPERATIVE OF LOUISIANA
Whole Foods Market Arabella Station - 5600 Magazine St.
(504) 899-9119, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana (LFCL) is a non-profit  
network of emerging farmers, enthusiastic gardeners, and conscientious  
consumers. LFCL's mission is to create a culturally appropriate,  
environmentally and economically sustainable food system by and for  
Latino families in Orleans Parish through education, training, and  
urban horticulture resources.
 
 
 
December 8TH, 2010

Experience an evening of cultural indulgences at the
JW Marriott Lobby Lounge

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This week we are happy to feature:
Lori Gomez
(acrylic paintings)
www.lorigomezart.com

Live Entertainment by:
Tony Seville
(multi instrumentalist)

Spirit Tasting and complimentary Hors D'oeuvres

Make a purchase of $1,000 or more by either of our Local Artist on  
December 8th, and the JW Marriott will give you a 1 night  
complimentary stay in the Presidential Bi-Level Suite
*($1,500 value)*

Lobby Bar
JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130,  
(504) 525-6500

Parking Available at a Special Event Rate of $5 on Common Street
 
* 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

                     * 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  

 
 
Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans, LA  70124 ? 504.488.5488
 
Holiday Teas
December 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers
Come celebrate the season at a Holiday Tea!  Tour the house-decked in twinkling lights and festive greenery, toast the holidays with a complimentary glass of champagne, savor tea with friends, enjoy seasonal sounds, and find the perfect gift at The Shop at Longue Vue.  These teas fill up early, so reserve your seat today!  Contact Anna Bell Jones at 504.293.4701 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 Worldwide Women's Conference
New Orleans Marriott Hotel
December 9 & 10
Pursuing Your Passion
Creating Your Legacy
Connecting Women.

Igniting Passions.

Creating Breakthroughs.
 http://powerfulwomenintl.com/nola2010agenda.htmAgenda
Thursday, December 9
5:30 - 7pm - VIP Reception, Music & Silent Auction
7 - 9pm - Welcome Reception, Music, Silent Auction &
Awards
 
Friday, December 10
7:30 - 8:30am       - Registration & Networking
8:30 - 9:45am       - Welcoming Keynote Speakers
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
Valeri Bocage, CEO & Founder, PWI - "Your Passion, Your Legacy"
Tina van Leuven, Ph.D., Founder, InnerDelight -
"Unblocking the Stops to Live Your Dream"
10 - 11:15am         - Breakout Session I
12 - 1:45pm            - Lunch & Keynote Speakers
Leadership Panel "Mastering Leadership in Today's World"
Joe Johnson, CEO & Founder, Johnstone & Mulberry
Pat Evans, Director, International Project for Nonprofit Leadership, University of New Orleans
Linda Brown, Ph.D., President, Brown Consulting
Jill Dubreuil, Registration Fulfillment Manager, Landmark Education, Moderator
Elinor Stutz, CEO, Smooth Sale, LLC "Believe to Be Powerful"
2 - 3:15pm              - Breakout Session II
3:30 - 4:30pm        - Breakout Session III
4:45pm -5:30pm   - Keynote Speaker Close
Sharon Hooper, CEO, Vision Journeys LLC - "Vision Mapping"
5:30pm - 6:30pm   - Networking & Exhibits
Exhibits are Open All Day
 
Saturday, December 11
8:30am - 10:30am      - Power Breakfast
Cynthia Willard Lewis, Louisiana State Senator
 
 
 
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 4-12, 2010
Thursdays-Saturdays @ 8PM
Sundays @ 6PM

TICKETS $25

*BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW, SEATING IS LIMITED!*
http://theallwayslounge.com/tickets.html
 
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.
  December 9 and 16-Johnny Sansone's Mic-City
Concert Series

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

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
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. 9, 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  
 
 
   
 
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
 
 
 
 Big Chief Monk Boudreaux Birthday Bash f/ Special Guests
Friday, December 10th at 10pm
Tipitina?s
501 Napoleon Avenue
FREE
 
 
 21st Annual Festival of the Bonfires
December 10-12
Cajun food, music, gumbo cook-off,
crafts, rides and a nightly bonfire.

Lutcher Recreation Park
2545 Louisiana Ave,
Lutcher, Louisiana
800.367.7852
www.festivalofthebonfires.org

CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER...CAJUN STYLE!
Enjoy great food, live entertainment, crafts,
Santa?s Very Merry Forest and carnival rides
throughout the weekend.

Each night will be highlighted with a single bonfire lighting!

Come out and experience a prelude to the famous
Christmas Eve Bonfires: A tradition unique to
St. James Parish and all the world!!
 
 
 
"Bonerama & Friends Christmas Jam"
  w/June Yamagishi (Papa Grows Funk), Robert Mercurio (Galactic) and
  Bonerama's Mark Mullins, Craig Klein, Bert Cotton and Eric Bolivar.

  Fri. Dec. 10, 2010 - 10:30pm
  Chickie Wah Wah
  2828 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
 
 
 
 
 December 10 - Sunday December 19.{sidebar id=4}
 
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!
roximate 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
 
 
*HOLIDAY ON THE BOULEVARD*

1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.*

*FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010*

*Ashé Cultural Arts Center - 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd.*

8:00 a      Breakfast and Open House for Elected Officials

10;00 a    Kwanzaa Ceremony with Mama YéYé and

                Imagination Tour (dance & drum workshop) with Bamboula 2000

Noon       Community Leaders Luncheon & Open House

6:00 p      Community Reception & Open House with Music by Bamboula 2000



*SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2010  *

*Ashé Cultural Arts Center - 1712/24 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.*

*Noon - 8:00 p.m. - Ashé Marketplace *

Noon       Kuumba Institute Showcase

12:30 p    Sistahs Making a Change

1:00 p      Shades of Praise Gospel Choir

2:15 p      Voices Not Forgotten/Movers and Groovers (Dance & Oral
Histories, Seniors Ages 62-94)

3:00 p      Fashion Show with Spoken Word

5:00 p      Arrival of Baby Boyz Brass Band, Young Guardians of the Flame
Mardi Gras Indian Gang,

    Baba Kwanzaa & Mama YéYé



*WALK A MILE FOR PEACE*

10:00 a    Peace Walk through Central City, starts and ends at Ashé Cultural
Arts Center

* *

*DANCE 4 PEACE - Jazz, Salsa & Bounce Dancing*

6:00 p      Michael Ward

7:00 p      Kelly Love Jones and Mikuak Rai

                Dance Performances by Crescent City Choreographers (jazz) and
Liquid Rhythm (salsa)



*GoodWork Network Celebration - 1824 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.*

*10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - GoodWork Network Marketplace*

11:00 a    Golden Voices Choir

Noon       Face Painting by Miss Jennifer until 2:00 p

12:15 p    The Silhouette Dance Ensemble

1:15 p      Sess 4-5 & Friends Hip-Hop Throw-Down

2:00 p      Domingma'

3:00 p      Phat Word

4:30 p      Baby Boyz Brass Band

4:45 p      Parade from GoodWork Network to Ashé Cultural Arts Center where
Santa & Mrs. Claus meet

    Baba Kwanzaa and Mama YéYé

* *

*SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010 *

*Ashé Cultural Arts Center - 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.*

*1:00 p.m. -  8:30 p.m. - Ashé Marketplace*

1:00 p      Dorise & Tanya

1:30 p      Ras Chemash Trio

2:15 p      John Mosely & Friends

3:15 p      Sharon Martin

4:30 p      Naydja Cojoe

5:30 p      Lloyd Daly

6:30 p      Michaela Harrison

7:30 p      Zion Trinity
 
 Friday Night Fights
 
Freret  
Street Boxing Gym Christmas Show Bash
Friday, December 10, 2010
Outside - Huge Parking Lot
Free Beers and Wine
7:00p.m.
931-7779 for Tickets
$15.00
 
 
Hotel Monteleone to Host Monte the Lion's Children's Holiday Party!
Attendees will have a chance to win tickets to the musical, Shrek
 
Monte the Lion, the official mascot for The Hotel Monteleone, is getting ready for the upcoming holiday season and his annual Children's Holiday Party this December. Parents can make reservations now for the Saturday parties that have proven to be full of fun and holiday spirit.  
Some of the season's favorite Christmas characters including, Santa, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and Santa's elves, will all be in attendance sharing in the festivities. Mrs. Claus will be reading classic Christmas tales and a trumpeter will lead special guests in a musical parade. Savory treats, games and caroling will fill the air with joy. Monte the Lion will close the day by presenting each of his new friends with a Monte stuffed animal.
 All registered attendees will automatically be entered into a contest to win tickets to see the Broadway Across America musical, Shrek, when it makes its New Orleans debut in May 2011. The winners will be invited to attend the cast party as well where they'll have a chance to mix and mingle with the characters such as Shrek, Fiona and Donkey along with other members of the cast.
 Due to popular demand, for the first time two tea parties will be held each day on December 11 and 18 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Price for children is $36 and $50 for adults. To make reservations or for more information, please visit http://hotelmonteleone.com/monte/.  
 
 
Louisiana Music Factory Free Concert Series
Saturday December 11th
* Kermit Ruffins 11am
* Spencer Bohren Noon
* Eva Frishbert w/ Austin & Tyler Clements, 1pm

Louisiana Music Factory
210 Decatur St
(504) 586-1094
www.louisianamusicfactory.com
 
 
 
Saturday, December 11th
Photos with Santa, Best Buddies Hot Chocolate/Hot Cider Stand Fundraiser, and Recycled Holiday Ornament Demo
Whole Foods Market Veterans
3420 Veterans Blvd., (504) 888-8225
Free
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Best Buddies of Louisiana will run a Hot Chocolate & Hot Cider Stand to raise funds for their organization, which creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. From 12 to 2 p.m., Kids of all ages can take green holiday photos with Santa that will be sent instantly via email. In addition, Aura Cacia will demonstrate how to make recycled holiday ornaments.
 
 
 The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation
presents the third annual
TREME CREOLE GUMBO FESTIVAL
and
Jazz & Heritage Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
at the Jazz & Heritage Center
1225 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Free Admission

This free festival also includes our fifth annual
Jazz & Heritage Holiday Bazaar, a great place for
holiday shopping. A large number of vendors will
be on hand with a big selection of wearable art,
home furnishings and other locally-produced, hand-
made crafts.

Gumbo, representing the melting-pot of New Orleans
culture, will be plentiful, with four local restaurants
and catering companies showing off their takes on the
signature Crescent City dish - so come hungry.

Kermit Ruffins, whose 2009 album was called "Livin'
A Treme Life," will be among the headliners, along with
dance party favorite Big Sam's Funky Nation. John Boutte,
now known to audiences nationwide as the singer of the
opening theme song for the HBO series "Treme," also will
perform. Crowd-surfing trombonist Glen David Andrews -
another son of the Treme - and genre-crossing trumpeter
Shamarr Allen will bring their bands as well


Music schedule:

* SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2010 *

10:30 to 11:00   The Preservation Hall Junior
                  Jazz & Heritage Brass Band

11:30 to 12: 15  Jamal Batiste

12:30 to 1:30    Treme Brass Band

1:45  to 2:45    John Boutte

3:00  to 4:00    Shamarr Allen

4:20  to 6:00    Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers


* SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010 *

11:00 to 11:45   Heritage School of Music All Stars

12:00 to 1:00    TBA

1:00  to 1:30    Baby Boyz Brass Band

1:30  to 2:30    Thais Clark

3:00  to 4:00    Glen David Andrews

4:30  to 6:00    Big Sam's Funky Nation


MANY SHADES OF GUMBO
We are pleased to welcome back some of our favorite food vendors,  
along with a few new ones. All of our vendors will do their own take  
on gumbo - filé, chicken & sausage, andouille & sausage, seafood, etc.  
- along with other treats such as shrimp & roasted corn with cheddar  
cheese grits. Dunbar's Creole Catering - a longtime favorite of the  
Uptown lunch crowd - will join us with andouille & sausage gumbo,  
fried catfish and crawfish rice. Miss Linda will bring seafood gumbo,  
her soulful mac & cheese, shrimp & crabmeat dressing plus  banana  
bread pudding with rum sauce.

CRAFTS GALORE
More than 30 local artisans will be on hand with hand-made jewelry,  
clothing, functional art, objects for the home and much more. This is  
a great place to do your holiday shopping while enjoying great music  
and food - way more fun that the malls!
 
 
23rd Annual Holiday Art Extravaganza
December 11 & 12, 2010
11am til 6pm

ARTISTS:
* Cathy Cooper_Stratton
* Reda Scher
* Chris Menconi
* Bonnie Miller
* Page Moran
* Laura Jane Yarbrough
* Roberta Williams

tiaras, lamps, Christmas ornaments and gifts,
cards, jewelry, ceramics, linoleum block prints,
clay pets, scepters, colorful eyeglass leashes,
unique napkin rings

Uptown New Orleans at
6225 Birch Street
504.861.2170

Shop New Orleans
Shop Handmade
Delicious Refreshments
 
 
Eva Frishberg CD Release Party @ Big Top Sat Dec 11
Location: Big Top, 1638 Clio St. New Orleans, LA right off st charles, near
Lee Circle.
Time: Saturday December 11th from 7 to 11 p.m.
There will be free food, drinks, and you can purchase alcoholic beverages
there. CD's will be available for sale as well as a performance from myself
(Eva Frishberg), and Tyler and Austin Clements. The event is free and open
to the public, so bring any friends and family members who might be
interested. Hope you can make it and thanks!  (Eva)

p.s.
There will be an in-store performance at Louisiana Music Factory @ 1pm on
the day of the party: Dec 11.
Also, CDs will be available at Louisiana Music Factory
 
 

 
December 11th, 12th, 18th, 20th
10am - 3pm  
 
 
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  Saturday, December 11. All events will take place at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. Details on the various activities are listed below.   
 
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 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.
 
 "Totally Bald"
works by Tulane Art History Faculty member
Dr. Thomasine Bartlett
in conjunction with PhotoNOLA
Opening reception
Saturday, December 11, 2010
6-9pm

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays
Continues through January 5, 2011

Byrdie's Gallery
2422-A St. Claude Avenue
NOLA
www.byrdiesgallery.com
 
 
Hamp Fest 2010
featuring
* Quintron and Miss Pussycat
* Fleur de Tease
* Katey Red
* Truth Universal,
Saturday, December 11 at 9pm
One Eyed Jacks
 
 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.

 OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CHURCH TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT RETURNS
 
The traditional Christmas Concert presented by OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CHURCH returns to the Garden District after 2 years, thanks to Archbishop Aymond, who has granted permission for the traditional Garden District Christmas Concert to be presented once again IN the church at
   1307 Louisiana Avenue.
  Sunday, December 12th at 4:00pm.   
 
The talents of Phyllis Treigle, Melissa Brocato, Kevin Rouchell, Louis Hackett, Brian Morgan and the Good Shepherd Parish Choir will be featured.  OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CHURCH has been unable to present their traditional Christmas Concert in the church since being "closed" by the Archdiocese of New Orleans in October 2008.
ALL DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND GREATLY APPRECIATEDo
  Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association
Holiday Arts Market with Music and Candlelight Caroling
 Washington Square
Sunday, December 12th
 
Washington Square and Frenchmen St is the destination for holiday fun on
Sunday, December 12th! Find one of a kind gifts for those on your list at
the Holiday Arts Market in historic Washington Sq., with fantastic music
sponsored by local clubs as a special gift to you. And don't forget to bring
your wish-list to Pere Noel (aka Santa Claus) so that he knows you've been
good all year! Then take a dinner break at one of the wonderful restaurants
in the neighborhood and come back for our 36th annual Candlelight Caroling
at 6pm in Washington Sq. to welcome in this special season.
10am to 4pm - *Art Market, Music and Kids' Areas*
11am to 12:30 - *Olivier Franc Jazz Band *
12:45 to 2:15 - *Mmmlawdy*
2:30 to 4pm - *Dominick Grillo & Frenchmen Allstars*
6pm - Candlelight Caroling with the *Pfister Sisters*
This event is free and open to the public.  
 
 
 
 
K-Does Final Big Bash
Big Last Bash Sunday Cecember 12, 2010
8p.m.- 12a.m.
Free food and free drinks $20.00 admission
free autographed poster of Ernie-K-doe
@ his last Jazz Fest Performance. Also
auctioning Quintrons drum buddy.
John T. Lewis, Armand St. Martin, Guitar
Lightning Lee and open for jams to anyone
who wants to join in.
Please come out for the last time.
 
     
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  
 
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  
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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,
 

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Editor LaFete News

Darling Friends,


In case I have forgotten, let me wish to all my Jewish friends, "Chanukah Sameach!” Happy Chanukah!


Once again we were blessed and are celebrating the Saints' victory. It was a close one but the Saints won!


I have been battling a bad chest cold that has prevented me from attending all the events that I would like to attend, but I was present at the ceremony for the lighting of the Waldorf Wonderland Lobby in the Roosevelt Hotel, as well as the fabulous Men and Women of Fashion at the Ritz Carlton where I got to meet the 2011 nominees. It was a lot of fun but I had to run so I could be at the Fifth Annual Lighting of the Balconies at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

 

To me, the holiday season officially kicks into high gear with an annual French Quarter spectacle where, with the ceremonial flip of a switch, thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the Royal Sonesta's massive wrought-iron balconies. It was a chilly night but everyone was in good spirits as New Orleans Saints’ punter, Thomas Morstead threw the switch, aided by two special children from Children’s Hospital. Then, after the ceremony, it was a feast for the ages with goodies from some of the city’s top restaurants. Fox8’sJennifer Hale was the emcee.

 

The next day, I indulged in fragrance at Saks Fifth Avenue and met Laurice Rahme, creator and founder of the internationally recognized fragrance house -- Bond No. 9 New York who once again immersed her amazing talent in formulating two new Saks New Orleans Bond No. 9 scents – Him and Her. The New Orleans store is the first retail establishment in the nation to have a “duo” set created for the market. The fragrances -- like New Orleans – the most European of American cities – “Capture the Soul” of all those who embrace their intoxicating essences. So if you’re wondering what I am wearing - it is Laurice Rahme's decadent, delicious fragrance!

 On Thursday, I attended the  CHRISTMAS NEW ORLEANS STYLE News Conference. Please notice in my calendar all the free events that are taking place such as the Concerts at the Cathedral, the cooking demostrations at Le Petit Theatre,  the delicious Reveillon Dinner  in many of our legendary restaurants, the strolling French Quarter Historical Characters and many more events that make our Christmas New Orleans Style a memorable, special one.

 

On Friday,  I attended the Obituary Cocktail gathering at Felipe's, followed by the opening of the the Winter Art & Antiques Show at the Old Mint,. I also attended my brotherLorenzo Bergen's art exhibit at Redstar Gallery, 2513 Bayou Road.  

On Saturday, I was cast as a judge for the International School's WINTER BAZAAR & GUMBO COOK-OFF.Chefs from nine of the area's best eateries competed for the title of “Best Gumbo!” I left before I found out who won but it was a lot of fun and I tasted some delicious gumbo. That evening, I was so exhausted that after working all day at Casell Gallery, I went home and rested and then went to the festive Nancy O's Christmas Party in Mid City.

 

On Sunday, I attended the lovely League of Women Voters Holiday Party and 90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. I left early because I wanted to be present at the delightful and entertaining Marda Burton's literary salon at her home in the French Quarter. I ended my week on Monday by attending Punch and the Birth of Mixology presented by David Wondrich at the Museum of the American Cocktail.

This week is going to be a very busy one for me since I am hosting my Round Table Luncheon at Begue's of  the Royal Sonesta (please check out my speakers and entertainment) and on Friday, from 6 to 7 p.m. I will be hosting the Obituary Cocktail Society at Le Booze of the Royal Sonesta Hotel. It should be a lot of fun!


I do want to congratulate my friend Henry L. Coaxum, Jr., a local McDonald's restaurant franchisee, who has been presented with The Ronald Award. The prestigious award honors McDonald's owner/operators for outstanding service - to both the McDonald's brand through exemplary operations, marketing and employee relations practices, as well as to their local communities. Coaxum received the award along with his wife, Karen, at the 2010 Great Southern Regional Operators Association meeting held recently in Chicago.Coaxum operates seven McDonald's restaurants in the New Orleans area. Congratulations!

I also want to share this information that I just received from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra:

Want to be the Who Dat who watches the Saints beat the Falcons with 100 close friends in the comfort of the Saints new plushest venue? Here’s your chance to win a fully catered party with food, beer, and wine for the Monday, Dec. 27 Saints vs. Falcons game at club XLIV located inside Champions Square.

Rather stay home and watch the game in your pajamas? Enter the raffle anyway because you’ll still have the chance to win the latest, smartest automobile, valued at $16,948.35! The winner will have the choice of the club XLIV package OR the sporty smart for two passion cabriolet, while the second ticket drawn will qualify for the remaining prize package. Kickoff for the game is slated for 7:30 p.m., but club XLIV will open at 6:45 p.m. and remain open throughout the duration of the game. Tickets will be sold through Dec. 14 at 11:59 p.m. The winners will be drawn on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at www.LPOmusic.com/raffle. All proceeds will benefit the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

Let's see what this week has in store for us:

 

Tuesday, December 7
Movers & Shakers-A professional and social networking event

 
Join us at The Bombay Club (830 Conti Street in the Prince Conti Hotel) from 5:30 - 7:30pm to network and socialize with other professionals and business owners, exchange business cards, and
share some Holiday Cheer!Champagne Tasting courtesy of Domaine Chandon,Hors d'oeuvres by The Bombay Club.Live Musical Entertainment.RSVP to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

December 7- 14

Cooking Demonstrations

Chef’s Holiday Cooking Demonstrations  take place at Le Petit Theatre, located at 616 St. Peter,near the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Cooking Demonstrations are free and open to the public and begin at 2pm and last approximately 45 minutes.

Learn the secrets of the local cuisine from the chefs who make New Orleans the culinary capital of the world! Acclaimed chefs from throughout the area share their favorite recipes at free cooking demonstrations and samplings that are guaranteed to spice up your holidays. Space is limited.

Tuesday,December 7-Mr. B’s Bistro-Chef Michelle McRaney:Mr. B’s Barbequed Shrimp;Wednesday, December 8-Bombay Club with Chef Ricky Cheramie:Turkey Creole Gumbo;Thursday,December 9-Bourbon House -Chef Darin Nesbit:Seafood Cassoulet;Friday, December 10-Café Adelaide with Chef Chris Lusk:Hazelnut Encrusted Pork Tenderloin;Tuesday, December 14-Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse with Chef Alfred Singleton:Butternut Squash and Shrimp Bisque

 

Wednesday, December 8

Festive Round Table Luncheon

On December 8th, the Royal Sonesta will offer a festive luncheon  hosted by yours truly,  with special speakers:  Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail, Priscilla Lawrence, Executive Director of The Historic New Orleans Collection and Lorin Goudin, food critic and special special appearance by Superintendent Ronal Serpas.eatured speakers at Wednesday's special holiday luncheon. Guests will be treated to a champagne tasting courtesy of Linda Smith, Fine Wine Specialist of Republic Beverages.. Suzaune Yee McKamey, singer and entertainer, will perform holiday classics for those attending the Round Table accompanied by Jim Walpole.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. 
 

 

December  8-  13

Christmas New Orleans Style Concerts

All concerts are free and open to the public and take place at St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square, in the French Quarter.

Concerts begin at 6pm and last approximately one hour.

Wednesday,December 8-The Zion Harmonizers;Sunday, December 12-Ingrid Lucia,Monday, December 13- Trish Foti Genco and Friends

 

 

Friday, December 10

 
Obituary Cocktail
Obers will gather as usual from 6 to 7 p.m. at Le Booze of the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Special "Happy Hour" : prices and complimentary cheese trays.


US Marine Band - TOYS FOR TOTS CONCERT
Annually Free holiday concert by the Marine Band New Orleans to support TOTS FOR TOTS.· 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Alario Center.Admission is free, however a NEW, UNWRAPPED toy is greatly appreciated!(504) 349-5525
December 10

Holiday on the Boulevard

The Boulevard comes alive as Ashé Cultural Arts Center and GoodWork Network join with musicians, actors, merchants, and the community to create an amazingly entertaining holiday festival and marketplace in Central City New Orleans. This year's entertainment includes jazz violinist Michael Ward, singers Naydja Cojoe, Lloyd Daly, Michaela Harrison, Sharon Martin, Zion Trinity;Baby Boyz Brass Band, Dorice and Tanya, John Mosley & Friends, Ras Chemah Trio; and Domingma', Shades of Praise Gospel Choir, Sistahs Making a Change,and Kuumba Institute Showcase. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., and at GoodWork Network, 1824 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

 
 December 11, 2010
Louisiana Actors Expo
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  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.General admission to the Louisiana Actors Expo is $50 per person in advance.  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.
 
 Saturday, December 11
Designing Women: Five Perspectives,” a panel discussion moderated by Scott Hutcheson with painter Emery Clark, graphic designer Alison Cody, new media artist Dawn DeDeaux, sculptor Lin Emery and jewelry designer Mignon Faget
Join The Historic New Orleans Collection as it presents a rare, intimate conversation with five extraordinarily talented artists:  Emery Clark, Alison Cody, Dawn DeDeaux, Lin Emery and Mignon Faget. Together, these women will discuss their work, inspirations and experiences within the arts community.  2–4 p.m at  The Historic New Orleans Collection,533 Royal Street, in the French Quarter         

Painter Emery Clark works primarily in watercolor, finding inspiration in the beautiful natural elements of South Louisiana; graphic designer Alison Cody has designed numerous publications for The Collection, including the award-winning In the Spirit: the Photography of Michael P. Smith. New media pioneer Dawn DeDeaux combines electronic technology and expression; Lin Emery is an internationally recognized sculptor; and Mignon Faget is a noted New Orleans artist and jewelry designer. The event is free, but reservations are required. Call (504) 523-4662 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make reservations.
 
 
December 11-12
35th Annual Holiday Home Tour
Benefits: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
Event Info: Tour several magnificent private homes in the Garden District and enjoy live performances by local musicians at each. Also, visit the tour headquarters to dine at the café and shop at the holiday boutique. Trinity Episcopal Church, Bishop Polk Hall, 1329 Jackson Ave.
 $40 day of; advance ticket rates available.581-7032
Saturday, December 11
PhotoNOLA Lecture with Stephen Wilkes

Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St.3-5 p.m. 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

December 11th, 12th, 18th, 20th
PhotoNOLA 2010 at THNOC
 
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 Saturday, December 11 from 10am - 3pm . All events will take place at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St.
 
 
December 11
Art Against AIDS
 New Orleans/AIDS Task Force’s  event will feature a patron ornament sale with works by locally and nationally acclaimed artists and a silent auction of items and gift certificates from area merchants. Students’ artwork will be up for sale.  The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St.
 Contact for more information TJ Rogers 821-2601 ext. 218

 

December 11

Al Copeland Foundation Christmas Gala

Celebrate the tradition of the Al Copeland Christmas Party one FINAL time

All I want for Christmas is Purple, Green and Gold!Patron Party, Mardi Gras World mansion ~ 6:00pm – 7:30pm-Gala ~ 7:00pm – 2:00am-Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World

Enjoy entertainment by Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters,

Sha’on and Success, and The Bag of Donuts

All proceeds from the Al Copeland Foundation Christmas Gala go towards the goal of endowing a chair in Neuroendocrine Cancer at LSU Health Sciences Center.

 


December 11- 13
20th Annual Festival of The Bonfires
Enjoy great food, live entertainment, crafts, Santa’s Very Merry Forest and carnival rides throughout the weekend. Each night will be highlighted with a single bonfire lighting! Come out and experience a prelude to the famous Christmas Eve Bonfires: A tradition unique to St. James Parish and all the world!! Free Shuttles to the levee are available 30 minutes prior to bonfire lighting. Food Booths, Crafts, Santa’s Very Merry Forest, Amusement Rides and Family Fun throughout the weekend.  Friday 2:00 pm - 12:00 am; Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am; Sunday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm;http://www.festivalofthebonfires.org
  Lutcher Recreation Park, Louisiana Avenue—LA Hwy. 3193-(225) 869-1717. $4.00; Kids under 10 and Adults 62+ — Free

 
 

 

 

 

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Saturday, December 11

Trinity Artist Series present The New Orleans Black Chorale directed by Dr. John Ware with Albinas Prizgintas,organist


Christmas Concert featuring Christmas Spirituals and selections based on the spiritual and light gospel at 7 p.m. 
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.

 

 


Sunday, December 12

Trinity Artist Series  present Messiah Sing-Along 24th Annual Season's Highlight


The audience sings the choruses together with The Trinity Choir. at 5 p.m. 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

1329 Jackson Avenue - New Orleans -Call:Albinas 670-2520-This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Sunday, December 12

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE NIGHT IN HONOR of ERNIE AND ANTOINETTE K-DOE'S HISTORIC MOTHER IN LAW LOUNGE


A LAST HOORAH IN NEW ORLEANS-Music provided by: THE MOTHER IN LAW LOUNGE ALL-STARS featuring
Armand "Sizzlin'"St. Martin and John T. Lewis plus Special Guests and other Music Surprises."8 pm - Midnight
at The Mother In Law Lounge -$20 entrance cost includes: Music, Drinks, Red Beans and Rice, and Posters (while they last)
Also an auction for last MIL memorabilia.Meet, greet, mingle and share your MIL Lounge stories!*Proceeds and donations will go to Betty Fox
to help her with her moving expenses.

December 14

Toasting with Margarita  at Le Booze

Join me  and my special to be announced guest for some hot toddy and delicious cocktail from 5 to 7 p.m. at Le Booze of the Royal Sonesta Hotel from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

December 14- December 19

Mahalia Jackson Theatre of Performing Arts Presents SPAMALOT

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python's Spamalot is the outrageous new musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and The Holy Grail." Tuesday - Saturday 8:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm; Sunday 7:30 pm, Mahalia Jackson Theatre,(800) 745-3000

 

On Going:

 

December 7-23

Celebration in the Oaks

City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of the most beautiful holiday light exhibits in the country. A New Orleans family tradition featuring ‘Cajun Night Before Christmas,’ dancing lights, a new nativity scene, photo with Santa,

musical laser show, and more! : Friday and Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sunday - Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.http://www.celebrationintheoaks.com - New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. (504)483-9415.Admission:  $7 per person, children under 3 and Friends of City Park enter free

 

 

 

Until  January 2, 2011

Harrah´s New Orleans "Miracle on Fulton Street"

“Miracle on Fulton Street,” a holiday attraction in the heart of downtown New Orleans, will bring the magic and spirit of the holiday season alive for locals and visitors of all ages. This free and open to the public event will open daily. This year, Harrah’s Hotel will also shine bright in jewel colored lights with Christmas trees throughout the lobby and a gingerbread Superdome, in honor of the World Champions.12:00 pm.http://www.harrahsneworleans.com;  Fulton and Poydras Streets at Harrah's Hotel
Phone:  (504) 533-6798

Every weekend

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

 
ARMAND ST. MARTIN
New Orleans' own "Pianoman and Entertainer" Armand St. Martin performs every Friday and Saturday Night from 7-10 p.m. at The Pontchartrain Hotel to the tune of no cover charge. Patrons can enjoy a fabulous smoke-free environment while listening to Armand St. Martin's quintessential stories and music that is truly "Naturally N'Awlins." The Bayou Bar at The Pontchartrain, 2031 St. Charles Ave.
 Anais St. John

Every Friday and Saturday at the Polo Lounge of the Windsor Court" 9 p.m. to Midnight!
Every Sunday
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. 523-9823. No cover charge. Corner of Melpomene, next to Office Depot.

Entertainment at the National WWII Museum
The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum presents headline entertainment every weekend! Now on stage through November 21, Let Freedom Swing! – a cast of eight stars in this all-singing, all-dancing, all-American musical delight. Wednesday matinees present The Victory Belles charming vocal trio reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters. A new show, The Victory Belles Ring in the Holidays, will debut November 26. Call 528-1943, or visit www.stagedoorcanteen.org.

BOMBAY CLUB - Presents:

LIVE MUSIC -EVERY FRIDAY -AND SATURDAY 9:30-12:30

Pianists Amanda Walker-Fridays 6-9 p.m. and Jeff Greenberg-Saturdays 6-9 p.m.  @ 9:30pm -Saturday  @ 9: The Bombay Club, 830 Conti Street. Validated parking for 3 FREE HOURS at Central Parking, Iberville at Dauphine. No Cover charge.

Have a great week!

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