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New Orleans Events: Christmas Punching In December Fun
Written by  // Thursday, 16 December 2010 16:09 //

There's plenty to do in New Orleans during the Christmas holiday season. 

Here is a list from Lafete News, courtesy of Frank Stansbury


 On Politics with a Punch, we have now enjoyed over eight years of poking fun at
Louisiana politics. The show is Louisiana's version of Politically Incorrect.
 
We are excited to announce that our next show will be held at our original home, the beautiful Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Avenue. This is a great venue for a very special show. Join us as we celebrate the holidays and enjoy another fabulous panel.
 
The show is scheduled for THURSDAY DECEMBER 16. As always, it will be a hilarious and entertaining program, as we conclude 2010. As part of the festivities, the incomparable "piano man" Armand St. Martin will perform at 7 p.m.
 
As usual, we have assembled an outstanding line-up and will announce our final panel soon. Here is a list of a few of the stars who will join us:
 

  • Caroline Fayard, Atty, Former Lt. Gov. Candidate, Rising Political Star
  • Tom Gregory, Emmy Winning TV Personality, National Headlining Comic
  • Mikko, Comedian, Writer, Playwright, Actor, Napoleon Impersonator
  • John Osterlind, Afternoon Drive Host on Rush Radio, WRNO 99.5 FM
  • Sammy Steele, Celebrity Hairdresser, Philanthropist, Business Leader
  • Vince Vance, Hall of Fame Musician, Bandleader, New Orleans Legend

 
With the new Republican Congress, a new Democratic congressman in New Orleans, another term for David Vitter and the many travels of Bobby Jindal, there will be plenty of great topics. As always, it will be a Prime Time for Punch!
As an added treat, to celebrate Christmas, Vince will perform his Christmas classic "All I Want for Christmas is You."
 
As usual, the doors open at 6 p.m. for happy hour and socializing. Our show starts at our usual time of 8:00 p.m.
 
At Punch, we guarantee everyone will have a good time, and anyone who has attended one of our events can attest to that fact.
 
Be sure to reserve your tickets at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or #504-669-6076.
Tickets are only $15.00 per person/$25.00 per couple. To PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE ON-LINE or learn more about Politics with a Punch, visit our website:
 
RINGSIDE POLITICS WITH A PUNCH
 
Hope to see you at the fabulous LE CHAT NOIR THURSDAY DECEMBER 16 for Politics with a Punch!
 
 
 
Pianoman and Celeb-Entertainer
ARMAND ST. MARTIN

performs at
Jeff Crouere's
Politics with a Punch!
at Le Chat Noir
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
Armand's Music: 7 pm - 8 pm
Guest Panel: 8 pm til. . .
Original songs, on Grand Piano
Host, WLAE-TV's Jeff Crouere
715 St. Charles Ave.
$15/door or $25/per couple

 
also:
ARMAND ST. MARTIN
performs on
Peggy Laborde's
Steppin' Out
In it's 25th season!
Friday, Dec. 17, 2010
6:30 pm, repeats at 11 pm
on WYES-TV

also:
ARMAND ST. MARTIN
performs at
The Bayou Bar at the Pontchartrain
Friday and Saturday
Dec. 17 and 18
7 pm - 10 pm
Solo on Baby Grand Piano
weekly pianoman-in-residence
originals plus classic New Orleans songs
No Cover *  Smokefree
2031 St. Charles Ave.
http://www.pattyleerecords.com/reviews.htm
 
 
 
 
NOLA City Council Meets in Regular Session
Thursday, December 16 at 10 a.m.
Agenda Highlights Listed Below

What:        Among the Agenda items scheduled to be addressed at tomorrow's
                  City Council meeting:

-  Ordinances to continue the State Misdemeanor Initiative which creates municipal charges that mirror state misdemeanor offenses, thereby allowing the following offenses to be prosecuted in Municipal Court rather than in Criminal District Court (potential penalties for these crimes remain unchanged):
    - Simple possession of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol or chemical derivatives,
      or synthetic cannabinoids
    - Interfering with a law enforcement investigation
    - Flight from an officer
    - Prostitution

- Ordinance to establish the New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation as a Louisiana non-profit corporation to serve as a fundraising body to support the activities of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission

- Motions ratifying, confirming and approving the Mayor's five district appointments to the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission

- Resolution urging the citizens and businesses of New Orleans and the entire Gulf South region to show their support of the New Orleans Hornets by buying tickets, merchandise and sponsorships to help ensure that the Hornets and NBA remain in New Orleans
 
 
 
 

 
A Baroque Christmas
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor

Thursday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Covington
16333 Hwy. 1085
Covington, LA 70433

Friday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m.
First Baptist New Orleans

Ring in the season with the Hallelujah Chorus! Join the LPO for the most glorious music ever written - Handel's magnificent Messiah (Part I) and Bach's Christmas Oratorio (Part II).
 
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  16-Johnny Sansone's Mic-City
Concert Series
 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, 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
 
 
Ogden AFter Hours: Ingrid Lucia AND Ogden Nightcap @ Studio Inferno
Thursday, December 16 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA
 
 
OGDEN AFTER HOURS: INGRID LUCIA, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
OGDEN NIGHTCAP: STUDIO INFERNO, 8 p.m. - 'till

With a magnetic stage presence, this Ingrid Lucai brings new life to jazz and blues standards, as well as to more modern songs.
Born into a family of musicians, Ingrid has music coursing deep in her soul. This sassy New Orleans native has a voice that's prompted thousands of comparisons to Billie Holiday
 
 
 
 
Each year, Spencer Bohren invites twelve musicians
to join him for his Family and Friends Christmas Show
at Snug Harbor (each set different shows at 8pm & 10pm).
Tonight, Thursday, December 16, 20101, Bohren will share
the stage with Susan Cowsill, Russ Broussard, Rod Hodges
and Joe Cabral of the Iguanas, Jimmy Robinson, Tom McDermott,
Darcy Malone and Chris Boye of the Tangle, Jerry Giddons,
Andre Bohren and Corinna Bohren; each musician will perform
two holiday songs.
 
 
First annual "Noise for Toys"
A Holiday Toy and Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank
Thursday, December 16, 2011
730pm
Tipitinas
501 Napoleon Avenue

New Era presents
A Great lineup all night!
**Please bring a non-perishable food item or unwrapped toy!**

Featuring
* Washboard Chaz Blues Band
* Coot
* Billy Iuso and Friends
* Matt Lemmler's New Orleans Jazz Revival Band
* Good Enough For Good Times
* Gov't Majik
* A Very Special Holiday Tribute to Marva Wright
   featuring Topsy Chapman, Leslie Smith, Margie Perez,
   Deanna Bernard, and Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes
* Joe Krown
* Mr. Metaphor featuring Sam Hotchkiss, Kevin O'Day,
   Jeff Watkins and CR Gruver
* Los Poboycitos,
* Andrew Duhon
* Corey Henry's Smokedown
* plus MC Jo "Cool" Davis

$4 Ketel One drinks!
$11 adv/$13 door
 
 
 
PASTELS: A Live Musical Painting
With music by The Cliff Hines Quintet
Directed by Zac Manuel and the Greenhouse Collective
Where: CAC Warehouse
When: Dec. 16, 2010; 6pm - 9pm
Doors open at 6pm, show starts promptly at 7pm

"Pastels" is an original song from local progressive jazz band The Cliff
Hines Quintet's most recent album, "Like Mystics of Old". The concept of
"Pastels" is to create a music video in real time, a choreographed
performance in which the band will be painted, literally, from head to toe.
Ten New Orleans area youths, ages 10-17, will be responsible for painting
the band as they perform the title song. This process will be filmed. To
achieve a certain technical effect, the band will perform the song at half
speed, giving the kids approximately twelve minutes to cover as much of the
band and their instruments as possible. This music video is a follow-up to
Zac's video for the band's song "What Choice Do I Have?" which was one of 11
finalists in a national competition sponsored by Dosomething..org and Vh1's
"Save the Music" to raise money and awareness for arts education.  Before
the filming of the video, the band will perform a set of their latest music
off of their upcoming CD "Traveler", accompanied by some of New Orleans'
most talented dancers including choreography and performance by Cirque du
Soleil dancer and NOCCA alumnus Hannah Weber. The Cliff Hines Quintet
features Cliff Hines on guitar, Sasha Masakowski on vocals, Paul Thibodeaux
on drums, Jasen Weaver on bass, and Andrew McGowan on keys.
Expect great live music, drinks, loads of paint and tons of fun!

Where: CAC Warehouse
When: Dec. 16, 2010; 6pm - 9pm
Doors open at 6pm, show starts promptly at 7pm
Price: $10 general admission | $6 students with ID | FREE children under 14
Tickets to be sold at the door ONLY.

 
 
 
 
 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  
 
THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY
CHEERS, JACQUES SOULAS, 24X30", OIL ON CANVAS
EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY!
DECEMBER 16 - JANUARY 30
OPENING RECEPTION TO MEET THE ARTISTS:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16TH, 6-8PM
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT, JEAN CASSELS, 10X14", GOUACHE
JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE THE SEASON!
FEATURING THE WORK OF ARTISTS PATTI ADAMS, NINI BODENHEIMER, PETER BRIANT,
JEAN CASSELS, JOANN GREENBERG, MARTHA GUTHRIE, ROBERT GUTHRIE, DIEGO LARGUIA,
MICHAEL PROKOS, JACQUES SOULAS, GARTH SWANSON, AND KRIS WENSCHUH
MAKING LEMONADE OR THE ART OF PATIENCE, KRIS WENSCHUH, 16X40",  OIL ON CANVAS
1332 WASHINGTON AVENUE    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130   504-891-3032
 
INFERNO STUDIO'S OPEN HOUSE  
STUDIO INFERNO
3000 ROYAL ST NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA ... BYWATER
NEW ORLEANS, LA
OPEN HOUSE 10 AM TO 10 PM DEC.  16TH... MY SISTER AND I WILL HAVE OUR ROOM OPEN AS WELL AROUND 5 TO 10 ON BOTH DAYS. PLEASE COME... HANG OUT...LOOK AT THE INFERNO'S SALE GLASS ITEMS AND OTHER STUDIO'S NEW ORLEANS ART AND MEET OTHER ARTIST....IT WILL BE REALLY FUN AND THERE IS ALSO A GARAGE SALE, ART SALE, AND DRINK, AND MUSIC...
      
 
 
MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
MAHALIA JACKSON THEATER
1419 BASIN ST.
DECEMBER 15-19
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," AND THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, IT'S VISITING THE FAIR CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.
SPAMALOT TELLS THE TALE OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE AS THEY EMBARK ON THEIR QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL. FLYING COWS, KILLER RABBITS, TAUNTING FRENCHMEN AND SHOW-STOPPING MUSICAL NUMBERS ARE JUST A FEW OF THE REASONS AUDIENCES EVERYWHERE ARE EATING UP SPAMALOT.  
     
THE NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY OF MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT TO HOST A CABARET PERFORMANCE
"BEACON OF HOPE-ALOT"
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16TH, AT 11:00 PM
OZ, 800 BOURBON STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LA
ON THURSDAY DECEMBER 16TH, THE NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY OF SPAMALOT WILL HOST "SHINING OUR BEACON OF HOPE...ALOT", AN EVENING OF CABARET PERFORMANCES.  HELD AT OZ, THE EVENT WILL FEATURE CAST, CREW AND MUSICIANS FROM THE TOURING SPAM-ILY.  ALL PROCEEDS OF THIS EVENT WILL BENEFIT THE BEACON OF HOPE FOUNDATION.  
PRODUCED BY COMPANY MEMBERS, THE EVENING IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO STEP OUT OF THEIR ROLES IN THE MUSICAL IN MUSIC, DANCE AND COMEDY; AND WILL FEATURE COMPANY MEMBERS INCLUDING CAROLINE BOWMAN (LADY OF THE LAKE), STEVE MCCOY (KING ARTHUR), JACOB SMITH (SIR GALAHAD), MARTY GLYER (SIR ROBIN), MATT BAN (SIR BEDEVERE), AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF THE ENSEMBLE AND THE TOURING STAFF.  THE EVENING WILL BE HOSTED BY CARL DRAPER.  IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE A SILENT AUCTION OF ITEMS INCLUDING SPAMALOT MEMORABILIA, AND A LIVE AUCTION OF TICKETS TO THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR CHOICE AT THE MAHALIA JACKSON THEATRE.  
 THERE IS NO COVER CHARGE AT OZ, WE JUST ASK TO DONATE GENEROUSLY THROUGHOUT THE EVENING!  
 "SHINING OUR BEACON OF HOPE...A LOT," IS THE FIRST OF OUR CABARET PERFORMANCES BY THE TOURING COMPANY TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.  
 
 
 
 
LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS
7 BAMBOO ROAD, NEW ORLEANS, LA  70124 ? 504.488.5488
 
HOLIDAY TEAS
DECEMBER 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.
 
* CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS *
 FROM DECEMBER 14-23 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
 
                  * 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
 
 
ASSTOR CROWNE PLAZA HOSTS AREA SCHOOL CHOIRS FOR HOLIDAY CONCERTS DURING DECEMBER
 
 
LOBBY OF THE ASTOR CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL
739 CANAL STREET
 
12 NOON - 12:30 PM (APPROXIMATELY)
 
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 
2010 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
 
THURS. DEC. 16     GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOL CHOIR
 
FRI. DEC. 17          ST. DOMINIC'S SCHOOL CHORALE
 
 
 
 
  25 POUND SANTA, GENEROUSLY DONATED BY BLUE FROG CHOCOLATES THAT WILL BE RAFFLED THIS FRIDAY ON STEPPIN' OUT AT 6:30 PM. PROCEEDS BENEFIT WYES!
TICKETS FOR THE RAFFLE CAN STILL BE PURCHASED AT WYES OR BLUE FROG CHOCOLATES AT $5 EACH.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR WYES CHOCOLATE SUNDAY TOO...A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT! TO PURCHASE CALL 486 5511,  ON LINE ,WYES.ORG OR BLUE FROG CHOCOLATES
 
 
TREME FILMING IN YOUR AREA

LOCATION: THE SPOTTED CAT                                                 

FILMING DATE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16TH, 623 FRENCHMEN STREET

DEAR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS,

THE HBO SERIES TREME WILL BE RETURNING TO THE SPOTTED CAT ON FRENCHMEN
STREET ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16TH. PLEASE EXCUSE US, AS WE WILL BE MOVING
WORKING TRUCKS AND CREW INTO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY EVENING. WHILE THE
FILMING IS GOING ON, PLEASE ASK ANYONE WITH A RADIO TO CONTACT LOCATIONS IF
YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

WE ARE WORKING WITH KATIE GUNNELL, OF THE MAYOR'S OFFICE OF FILM AND VIDEO,
WHO MAY BE REACHED AT 504-658-0923 OR BY CELL AT 504-329-0665 TO VERIFY OUR
CREDENTIALS. WE ARE ALSO WORKING WITH THE NEW ORLEANS POLICE DEPARTMENT AND
TRAFFIC ENGINEERING TO AFFECT TRAFFIC CONTROL AND MONITOR SAFETY FOR YOU AND
OUR CREW.

WE WILL BE DISTRIBUTING THESE FLIERS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND WELCOME THE
CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH YOU. YOU MAY ALSO E-MAIL US AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OR CALL THE TREME LOCATIONS OFFICE AT 504-799-0121.

PARKING WILL BE RESERVED IN THE AREA FOR OUR WORKING TRUCKS AND "PICTURE"
ONLY, AND WE WILL THEREFORE BE POSTING CITY PERMITTED "NO PARKING" SIGNS IN
THOSE AREAS. THE PARKING RESERVE WILL BE POSTED FOR THE FOLLOWING HOURS:

6:00 PM - 2:00 AM

2100 BLOCK OF CHARTRES ST (BOTH SIDES)
2100 BLOCK OF ROYAL ST (LAKESIDE)
2000 BLOCK OF ROYAL ST (1/4 BLOCK, BOTH SIDES)
700 BLOCK OF FRENCHMEN ST (1/4 BLOCK, UPTOWN SIDE)

7:00 PM - 2:00 AM

600 BLOCK OF FRENCHMEN ST (BOTH SIDES)

                             PLEASE NOTE THE TIMES ON THE "NO PARKING" SIGN

SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY DELIVERIES, EVENTS OR APPOINTMENTS THAT WE SHOULD BE
AWARE OF, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL US. WE HAVE KEPT OUR PRODUCTION
VEHICLES TO AS SMALL A FOOTPRINT AS WE ARE ABLE. IF A VEHICLE IS LEFT IN OUR
ROUND-UP THAT WE NEED TO MOVE, WE WILL TOW IT TO A NEARBY STREET AND NOPD
WILL HAVE A RECORD OF WHERE IT IS, JUST ASK FOR LOCATIONS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND SUPPORT OF FILMMAKING IN AND AROUND NEW
ORLEANS.

MICKEY LAMBERT IS THE EPISODE MANAGER FOR THIS EPISODE. HE MAY BE REACHED BY
CELL AT 504-940-8458.
 
 
 
1204 DECATUR STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 70116
PHONE: 504.525.0200   
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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14   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 15  8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
THE IGUANAS 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
WHERE: 2828 CANAL, CHICKIE WAH WAH

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16
* 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
* RICHARD JULIAN 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
WE JUST KEEP HITTING GOLD! RICHARD HAS RECENTLY MOVED TO NEW ORLEANS  
AND WANTS TO PRESENT HIS AMAZING SONGWRITING AT CHICKIE WAH WAH! THIS  
GUY HAS SOME SERIOUS SONGWRITING CHOPS - A MUST SEE!  
WWW.RICHARDJULIANMUSIC.COM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17
HAPPY HOUR W/WILSON & MOORE 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
   NO COVER!
   COME RELAX BEFORE YOUR LAST SHOPPING WEEKEND!
   CHIP WILSON & JESSIE MOORE WILL PLAY AN EXTENDED HAPPY HOUR
   TILL 8 P.M. - SO STOP BY AFTER WORK OR AFTER SHOPPING!
* MIA BORDERS 9:00 PM
   MIA AND HER BAND ARE HOT, HOT, HOT!
   WWW.MIABORDERS.COM

DECEMBER 18   10:00 PM
  * AARON "WOODY" WOOD W/ MEMBERS OF BLUEBRASS PROJECT
    101 RUNNERS AND 3PC.SPICY
    AARON IS A YOUNG, TALENTED GUITAR PLAYER AND SINGER
    BEING SUPPORTED BY SOME OF OUR FINEST BRASS BAND AND
    MARDI GRAS INDIAN MUSICIANS
  * TOM FITZPATRICK CD RELEASE PARTY 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $5 COVER OR $20 GETS YOU THE CD, TOO!
    BAND INCLUDES JAMES SINGLETON, MEGAN SWARTZ,
    TODD DUKE AND CHARLIE KHOLMEYER
 
 
 IRVIN MAYFIELDOS JAZZ PLAYHOUSE AT THE ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL
300 BOURBON STREET
NO COVER
(504) 553-2299
WWW.SONESTA.COM
 
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15
5PM-8PM SASHA MASAKOWSKI
8PM IRVIN MAYFIELDS¹ NOJO JAM PRESENTS THE MUSIC OF NAT KING COLE, A HOLIDAY
TRIBUTE

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16
5PM- 8PM ROMAN SKAKUN
8PM SHAMARR ALLEN

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17
5PM-8PM PROFESSOR PIANO SERIES FEATURING JOE KROWN
8PM LEON ³KID CHOCOLATE² BROWN
12 MID BURLESQUE BALLROOM STARRING TRIXIE MINX FEATURING LINNZI ZAORSKI
PRESENTS OTEASE THE HOLIDAY REVUE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18
1PM-3PM ¬ A SPECIAL NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS JAZZ SHOW FOR CHILDREN
8PM GLEN DAVID ANDREWS
12 MIDNIGHT BRASS BAND JAM FEATURING BRASS-A-HOLICS

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19
7PM TYLER¹S REVISITED FEATURING GERMAINE BAZZLE AND PAUL LONGSTRETH

MONDAY, DECEMBER 20
8PM BOB FRENCH AND THE ORIGINAL TUXEDO JAZZ BAND


"GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY FOOD AND DRINK THEMED GROUP SHOW
  - OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, DEC 16TH 6 - 8 PM -
JACQUES SOULAS' PAINTING IS THE INVITATION COVER!"

TO SEE THIS EVENT'S WALL, FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW:
HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/EVENT.PHP?EID=120803461320790

GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16 • 6:00PM - 8:00PM
1332 WASHINGTON AVENUE

EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY! A GROUP SHOW FEATURING ARTISTS:
JACQUES SOULAS, PATTI ADAMS, PETER BRIANT, JEAN CASSELS,
NINI BODENHEIMER, JOANN GREENBURG, MARTHA GUTHRIE,
ROBERT GUTHRIE, DIEGO LARGUIA, CAROL PEEBLES, MICHAEK
PROKOS, DON RHODES, GARTH SWANSON AND KRIS WENSCHUH

THE SHOW RUNS THROUGH JANUARY 30,2011
GALLERY PHONE # 891-3032



 
 
WHAT:   THIS WEEK, 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 THEWONDERFUL SOUNDS OF
              THE HOLIDAY SEASON.
 
WHEN:  THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL'S CHOIRS WILL PRESENT IN THE  
              HOTEL LOBBY THIS WEEK:

12/15 - 12:00 P.M. ST. PHILIP NERI SCHOOL
                       - 2:00 P.M. NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS
12/16 - 6:00 P.M. ERATH HIGH SCHOOL
GINGERBREAD TEA
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11TH AT 11:00AM & 1:00PM
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18TH AT 11:00AM & 1:00PM
MONDAY, DECEMBER 20TH AT 2:00PM
 THE GINGERBREAD TEA IS A FAMILY EVENT AT INTERCONTINENTAL NEW ORLEANS TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS.
IN ADDITION TO TEA, OUR SERVICE INCLUDES CHAMPAGNE, MIMOSA AND BRANDY MILK PUNCH FOR THE ADULTS,
AS WELL AS HOT CHOCOLATE AND WARM SPICED CIDER FOR THE KIDS. DURING TEA, SANTA'S HELPERS SERVE
ASSORTED FINGER SANDWICHES, SCONES WITH LEMON CURD, CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES AND PASTRIES..TAKE PICTURES WITH SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS BY THE SLEIGH. PLUS, STORY TIME BY THE TREE AND GINGERBREAD COOKIE DECORATING!                                
WHERE:  INTERCONTINENTAL NEW ORLEANS, HOTEL LOBBY
444 ST. CHARLES AVE.
 
 
 
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. 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.
OM 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
HOLIDAYCELEBRATION 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
OLOR 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  

* * 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  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 OR 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 NIGHT
LY 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  
ICE SKATING AT CITY PARK
JOIN US FOR ICE SKATING INSIDE NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK'S CELEBRATION IN THE
OAKS. USED AROUND THE COUNTRY AND TOUTED BY PROFESSIONAL ICE SKATERS, THE EZ
GLIDE 350 SYNTHETIC ICE RINK HAS BEEN INSTALLED NEAR CELEBRATION IN THE
OAKS' MR. BINGLE. WITH DIMENSIONS OF 42' X 53' THE SYNTHETIC SURFACE LOOKS
LIKE REAL ICE AND HAS A SMOOTH FEEL FOR THE GLIDING
ICE SKATERS.
THE ICE RINK IS A GIFT FROM COCA-COLA AND THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS.

WHERE:
      INSIDE CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS.  IN FRONT OF MR. BINGLE IN
HE
AMUSEMENT PARK

DATES:         DECEMBER 3 - JANUARY 2, 2011

TIME:          SKATING SESSIONS WILL LAST A ½ HOUR. THERE WILL BE 4 SESSIONS
ON WEEKNIGHTS AND 5 SESSIONS ON WEEKEND NIGHTS.

COST:           $5.00 - INCLUDING SKATE RENTAL, BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING
YOUR OWN SKATES. THEPRICE OF SKATING IS IN ADDITION TO THE CELEBRATION IN
THE OAKS ADMISSION FEE.

CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 36 INCHES TALL TO SKATE WITH AN ADULT..  TO SKATE
ALONE YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 48 INCHES TALL.


 
Come get free acupuncture
all this week!  The schedule follows and all these
sessions are open to the public, so please feel free
to forward this email and spread the word.
The more the merrier!
Thanks, and hope to see you there,
Amy Seifert
**********

Free acupuncture! December 16-17

Ear acupuncture treatments are being offered around New Orleans by  
newly-trained students in the NADA protocol. This kind of acupuncture  
can help with stress, anxiety, addiction recovery, trauma, insomnia,  
depression, ADD/ADHD, and more. It promotes relaxation, well-being,  
and allows the body to heal itself.. We also will be offering effective  
options for those who would like a needle-free treatment.

Please come support their training while also taking good care of yourself!

You can find us at the following times and places. Please note that  
the treatment lasts for 25-45 minutes, so you'll need to arrive at  
least half an hour *before* the ending time listed below.
 
Thursday
Fair Grinds Coffee Shop, upstairs, 3133 Ponce de Leon, 11-2
Hollygrove Market, 8301 Olive St.  11-1:15

Friday
Community Center of St. Bernard, 1111 Lebeau St, Arabi  10:45 - 2:15

We are still waiting to confirm another site or two
for Thursday or Friday, and will send another announcement
once that is established.

Thanks, many blessings, and we hope to see you soon.
Yours in health,
Jennifer Whitney, Sarah Peterson, and Jen Stovall

For more information on these sessions, or if you are
interested in learning this simple and profound technique,
please contact Jennifer Whitney at 504-247-8384 or at
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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.

 
 
 
 
 
   
A Christmas Story
On Stage Now through December 19!
Performances Fri & Sat @7:30PM, Sun Matinee @2PM
Directed by Janet Shea
Starring JASON KIRKPATRICK, KRIS SHAW, LYNNE L. BORDELON and AARON RICHERT
with Joel Chategnier, Heather Leonard, Justin Sandoval, Madison Smither, Emily Bagwell, Ross Quinn, Rebecca D'Antonio, Rexton Laird and Kyle Marcon.
$20-30
Westwego Performing Arts Theatre
177 Sala Ave. Westwego, LA
Ph 504.885.2000  |  Fx 504.885.3437  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
   
 
 
Ricky Graham's own Holiday Classic!!!

       Scrooge In Rouge

       Stars Ricky Graham, Varla Jean Merman and Yvette Hargis

       with original music by Jefferson Turner.

       Fun for the whole family in this musical theater spectacular

       as only New Orleans' own Ricky Graham can do it!!

       Dec. 17, 18, 23 & 24 at 8pm &

       12/19 at 6pm & 12/26 at 2pm
 
ONLINE TICKETING  or .
       call for reservations and gift certificates: 504.581.5812
       Tues-Sat, 2-6pm
       .. to be removed from this email list .
       .. Le Chat Noir. 715 St. Charles Avenue. New Orleans, LA 70130
 
 
 
 Contemporary Arts Center
Judith Owen & Harry Shearer's Holiday Sing-A-Long
Friday, Dec 17, 2010 8:00 PM CST
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
General Admission - Advance
General Admission - Advance - $30.00
 CAC Member - Advance
CAC Member - Advance - $20.00

 
 
 
OpenHouse Music Presents:
Tom Waits Burlesque & Music Tribute
Friday, December 17
9:30pm -  12:30am
The Big Top

Our last tribute (Prince) was such as success he have decided to honor  
another of our favorite artists, Mr Tom Waits. A man of music, movies  
and mischief, Mr Waits has been making art on his terms for nearly 40  
years.

Join us at The Big Top for an evening filled with live music and  
burlesque by some of New Orleans most talented ladies.

DJ YRS TRULY playing Tom Waits music all night...
Noah & Big Charlie from Dirty Bourbon perform their fav Tom songs!

More surprises to be announced!

All Ages/$10/limited seating, advanced tix avail
 

 

Skaggs Family Christmas at First Baptist Covington
Join Ricky and The Skaggs Family for a Skaggs Family Christmas!
Friday December 17 & Saturday December 18 at 7pm

The Bluegrass Christmas show features performances
from Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, The Whites
(Ricky?s spouse, Sharon, and his in-laws), and three
members of the next generation of the Skaggs family
? Ricky?s children Luke and Molly Skaggs

http://www.skaggsfamilyrecords.com/

Kentucky Thunder:
* Andy Leftwich - Fiddle
* Cody Kilby - Lead Guitar
* Paul Brewster - Rhythm Guitar and Harmony Vocals
* Justin Moses - Banjo
* Mark Fain - Bass
* Ed Faris - Rhythm Guitar, Baritone Vocals, Utility Musician
Luke & Molly Skaggs and Rachel White

Get your Skaggs Family Christmas Tickets today!

First Baptist Church Covington
16333 Hwy. 1085
Covington, LA  70433
 
Showtime: 7:00 pm  
Venue # 985-892-2149
or www.fbccov.org
 
 
 
The 3rd annual James Booker Birthday Celebration and Tribute

In addition to the full line up of pianists and vocalists,
this will be the LAST sneak peek at the Bayou Maharajah film
until it's DONE. Come on out and let me know what you think!
  ~ Lily Keber
    The James Booker Society

The 3rd annual James Booker Birthday Celebration and Tribute
Friday, December 17
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Maple Leaf Bar
8316 Oak Street, New Orleans, La 70118

The 3rd annual James Booker Birthday Celebration and
Tribute this Friday, Dec 17th, 2010 at the Maple Leaf
Bar in New Orleans. Music starts at 7pm. Sneak peek of
?Bayou Maharajah? film at 9:30pm. After party across
the street at Frenchy?s Gallery, 10pm- until..

Guest appearances from Tom Worrell, Tom McDermott,
Ronald Markham, Bill Malcow, Josh Paxton, CR Gruver,
Joe Krown, Woody Wood, and many, many others.
 
 
 
 
 The Troy Trojans (7-5, 6-2 Sun Belt) will take on the Ohio Bobcats (8-4, 6-2 MAC) in the R L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on December 18.
Saturday, December 18, 8:00 pm
Louisiana Superdome, 587-3663
 
 
December 18th, 20th  10am - 3pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Kringle Jingle
Saturday, December 18
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre

WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS SATURDAY, DEC 18th AT 2PM? HOW ABOUT A WHOLE  
LOT OF KRINGLE, FOR JUST A LITTLE JINGLE? JOIN SPUD AND MO - AND THE  
WHOLE FAMILY - for "THE KRINGLE JINGLE" TO BENEFIT LE PETIT THEATRE..  
It's a fast and fun Christmas affair for all ages. There will be  
Christmas stories, we'll re-enact a Christmas radio script from  
"Father Knows Best," and sing-a-long Christmas Carols with THE NEW  
ORLEANS CONCERT BAND. The best part? Only $15 a ticket and you'll be  
supporting one of our community's great treasures, Le Petit Theatre.  
We might even have a live visit with the Jolly Old Elf himself or send  
Christmas greetings to our troops overseas. So, come enjoy what  
Christmas is really about: bring the family, sing along and enjoy a  
hot cocoa in the courtyard afterwards. IT'S A WHOLE LOT OF KRINGLE,  
FOR JUST A LITTLE JINGLE. THE KRINGLE JINGLE, SATURDAY AT 2 AT LE  
PETIT THEATRE. $15 TICKETS, CALL 522-2081 OR VISIT LEPETITTHEATRE.COM.
 
 
 
  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 on December 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/.   
 
 
 
The InterContinental invites New Orleanians and visitors to enjoy one of the City's favorite holiday traditions at the hotel's Gingerbread Tea and traditional Brunch on Christmas Day.
 
According to Martin Driskell, General Manager of the InterContinental New Orleans, the Gingerbread Tea will feature traditional holiday fare along with holiday activities for children, including pictures with Santa and his sleigh.
 
Driskell said, "We are delighted to host the many local families and visitors who choose to spend part of their holiday season with us. Both the Gingerbread Tea and the Christmas Day Brunch offer families an opportunity to enjoy a delicious holiday meal in a festive atmosphere."
   
Gingerbread Tea
The Gingerbread Tea will take place in the Les Continents room on the Lobby level:
    - Saturday, December 18th at 1 p.m.
  - Monday, December 20th at 2 p.m.
 
The Gingerbread Tea will include tea, hot chocolate and warm spiced cider along with assorted finger sandwiches, scones, chocolate covered strawberries and pastries served by Santa's helpers. Adult beverages include champagne, mimosas and brandy milk punch.
 
 
 
Dec. 18, 2010 Smoky Greenwell and the Blues Gnus will host a Christmas Special at the Blue Nile  to benefit the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic. It starts at 7 PM until?  There is no cover charge.  Mark Penetone and Johnny Neeley will also perform.
 
Christmas Celebration featuring a visit from Santa Claus from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., pony rides by Pony Tales, face painting, live music by blanch Newsome, and a St. Charles Parish Library display, Saturday, December 18th.  In observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays, the East Bank Market will be closed on Saturday, December 25th and Saturday, January 1st.  The East Bank German Coast Farmers' Market is located at 13786 River Road in Destrehan.  Hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  For the latest news, to sign up for e-newsletters, or for great recipes, go to
 
www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
 
 
 
Join us as we celebrate the holiday at the 12 Bar on Fulton Street!

Cyril Neville's Nevillution Holiday Edition
Saturday, December 18th
12 Bar - 608 Fulton St.
Doors 9pm | Show 10pm
 
HOLIDAY HOME TOUR          

Since 1946, The Patio Planters of the Vieux Carré has sponsored Caroling in Jackson Square.  One of the French Quarter events held to fund that sponsorship is the Holiday Home Tour, being held on Sunday, December 19, 2010, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Savor the holiday spirit and tour French Quarter residences dressed for the season.  The tour includes interesting architectural styles and home furnishings, as well as a variety of collections of Christmas decorations..  
Tickets are $20.00 each (children under 12 free), and will be available for purchase at Creole Delicacies, 533 St. Ann Street (at Jackson Square), and at French Quarter Gem & Lapidary, 527 St. Philip Street (near Decatur).   For more information, visit www..patioplanters.org
 
   
Gallier House will be included on the Holiday Home Tour!  Papa Noel will be available for Christmas photographs and to greet your family!  (If you are careful, you may also catch a glimpse of New Orleans' own wonderful Lloyd Sensat!)
 
From 1:30 until 2:30 p.m., Peggy Scott Laborde and John Magill will be on hand to sign their book Christmas in New Orleans.  Books will be available for purchase in the Gallier House Gift Shop, where a clearance sale will also be taking place.  Join us for last-minute Christmas shopping!


CAROLING IN JACKSON SQUARE

Sponsored by The Patio Planters of the Vieux Carré since 1946, Caroling in Jackson Square is a truly moving holiday tradition held every year by candlelight on the Sunday before Christmas.  Jackson Square brims with candle-lit faces and song-lit spirits as high as the spires of the
St. Louis Cathedral.  Sunday, December 19, 2010, 7:00 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.)  
Free and open to the public.  Candles and song sheets are provided.  
Helpful hint:  To keep your candles lit, trim a green, plastic soft drink bottle for a candle holder and wind guard.  



 
 
Santa is on his way to the Community Center of St Bernard! This
year's Annual Holiday Celebration and Toy GiveAway will be
held on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at the Community Center, 1111
LeBeau St in Arabi. The GiveAway will begin at 1 PM and
continue until 4 PM or until all gifts have been distributed.

Gifts will be available for children age 12 and under whose families
are enrolled in the Center's Mustard Seed Food Pantry. Gifts will be
distributed on a first come, first served basis. Any child whose
family is not a participant in the Center's Food Pantry may be able
to get gifts after all Food Pantry families have been served, if
there are any gifts remaining at that time.

Each child must attend the event in  order to receive gifts.
Refreshments will be served from 1:30 to 3 PM. It should be a
wonderful holiday celebration, so come out and enjoy the fun!

Right now the Community Center is looking for volunteers to help with
setting up the party, serving food, bringing toys out for the
children, and doing cleanup. If you want to help, please phone the
Community Center at 504.281.2512 and speak with Ben Trussell or
Alyssa Beck. And THANK YOU - together we will make the holiday season
brighter for kids here in St Bernard!
 
An event for all except those that are easily offended :)

Second Annual Nog 'n' Log!
Sunday, December 19
9:00pm - 12:00am
The Allways Lounge
2240 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Work out your kinks and vent your frustrations with
everything that's bad about the Holidays. Celebrating
the tackiness of time-honored traditions. Bad Xmas music!
Silly sweaters! Calorie-laden drinks! Beatings by Krampus!
Santa Horror!
Festive attire encouraged

   featuring:
Open-mike carolling
Christmas horror movies
Celebrity DJ!
Drink Specials
A whole herd of reindeer
Presents from sleazy Santa
Prizes for the worst X-mas sweaters
And much, much more!
 
 
 
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   
 
The Trinity Artist Series, Sunday Dec 19 at 5 pm,
presents  JUNTO Jazz Quartet from The Thelonious Monk Institute
In a special traditional jazz program featuring piano, sax, bass and drums
 
 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 3
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
 Every Thursday at 6:30 pm Choral Evensong
        Evensong is an ancient Anglican service which embodies the glories  of the Anglican musical traditions
www.albinas.org
Albinas 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 19th and 26th


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

Fridays  December  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.
 
 
 
 
 
HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND
NEW YEARS EVE
with very special guest JOHN MOONEY

We're excited to announce Honey Island Swamp Band's New Years Eve Extravaganza at DBA on Frenchmen, right here at home in New Orleans! Joining us for the evening will be a very special guest, legendary blues guitarist John Mooney. The "Moon Man" will be gracing us all with a solo set to kick the evening off, then performing with HISB throughout the night as we rock ourselves into 2011!

The festivities start at 10pm, with all the trimmings you'd expect at midnight.   The best way to get the latest updates on the NYE show is to join our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Honey-Island-Swamp-Band/66223406931

We also will be updating the newly launched HISB website with info as it streams in...

See below for all the specifics -- make your plans now, and tell all your friends to come along, y'herrrd? Y'all don't wanna be anywhere else but DBA as we complete another run around the sun!

Honey Island Swamp Band's
New Years Eve Extravaganza
with very special guest John Mooney

Friday December 31, 2010
10:00pm - 'til ya drop

DBA
618 Frenchmen St.
NOLA  70116
(504) 942-3731
http://www.dbabars.com/dbano/

Tickets: $20 at the door


Happy Holidays to you and yours!

- the Honey Island Swamp Band

http://www.honeyislandswampband.com
 

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