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New Orleans Christmas Events: Weekend of December 18
Written by  // Saturday, 18 December 2010 09:57 //

One week before Christmas in New Orleans and there is still much to do, much to eat and drink and quite a lot of events to help be merry. 

 Tales of the Toddy, the first-ever Bourbon Milk Punch Competition settled the discussion of who has New Orleans' best milk punch. Fourteen of the city's best bartenders came together at the Hotel Monteleone to enter their original milk punch recipes but in the end it was Barry Himel of Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House who won with his Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch.
"The Brennan family has a long and rich milk punch tradition," said Himel. "I'm honored to continue that tradition with this, now, award-winning cocktail."
Made with bourbon, milk and ice cream, the Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch puts a twist on the traditional brandy cocktail. Use the recipe below to add this cocktail treat to your holiday festivities.
Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch Recipe:
Makes 1½ Quarts
4 cups Milk
1 cup Buffalo Trace Bourbon
1/4  cup Vanilla Extract
1/4  cup Simple Syrup
1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream
Dash of Nutmeg for garnish
Combine all ingredients and blend for eight second. Garnish each glass with freshly grated nutmeg.
 
 
Secretary of State Tom Schedler announced Friday that more than 120,000 inactive voters, including almost 46,000 in New Orleans, will be removed from the Louisiana voting rolls through a statutorily mandated process to take place on Sunday.
 
Voters are placed on the inactive list when, during the annual voter canvassing process, the secretary of state's office is unable to verify their address or their mail is returned as undeliverable. Voters on this list have not confirmed their addresses with their registrars of voters, nor have they voted in the two-year period beginning with the Nov. 4, 2008 presidential election and ending with the Nov. 2, 2010 congressional general election.
 
Drew Brees is the AP's Male Athlete of the Year
 
 
 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
 
 
 
 
Saturday, December 18
It's Snowing! It's Snowing!
Here's the day that many local children have been waiting for....a chance to
see, to touch, and to play in the snow!!  Make snowmen, snowballs, or
snow angels! New Orleans City Park steps up once more to bring this wonderful
tradition to NOLA kids! The weather should be perfect this weekend,
mid 50's and sunny, not too cold to play outside and not too hot to melt
that beautiful white snow. Be sure to have the kids wear water-resistant shoes
and gloves!

Where: Dreyfous Meadow (in front of The New Orleans Museum of Art)

When: 9:00 AM until the snow melts!

Who: All kids, of any age!

How: Show up!!  Kids might want to wear water-resistant gloves so that there
hands don't get too cold when making snoballs and snowmen!

Cost: Free!!
 
 
DEW DROP CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The Dynamic Smooth Family, and TiJonne Reyes will bring their considerable talents to the historic Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Jazz Hall for an annual Christmas concert Saturday, sponsored by the Friends of the Dew Drop and the city of Mandeville. The traditional candlelight affair will be from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Dew Drop in the 400 block of Lamarque Street. Admission is $10, and tickets will only be sold at the door.
The Smooth family is a nationally known Gospel group that began more than 30 years ago in Slidell. Rosa Lee Deflanders Smooth grew up singing at the Macedonia Baptist Church off U.S. 11 northeast of Slidell where her father, the late E. Lee Deflanders, was pastor for many years. After her daughter, Denise Smooth Francis, asked if the family could form a gospel singing group, Rosa Lee Smooth enlisted her late husband, her children and relatives, and over the years their stature as one of the area's premiere gospel groups grew, with appearances annually in the Gospel tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival produced by Shell.
The Rev. Cynthia Plummer, has taken over management of the family singing group since her death of her mother, Rosa Lee, in 2002. Other members include Plummer's brother, the Rev. Donald Smooth and his wife Nelwyn Smooth; Mavis Smooth, widow of another brother, the late Wilbert Smooth and their two children Marquita Smooth and J.J. Taylor along with Denise Francis and L..C. Plummer.
TiJonne Reyes, who records for Blue Chip Records and American Sound Records, was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2000. Reyes of Slidell, began as a back-up singer for the legendary Louis Prima and was a featured vocalist for the original Vince Vance and the Valiants. One of the area's most acclaimed contemporary jazz singers, she now leads her own bands, ForPlay and The TiJonne Reyes Jazz Trio. She will be fronting her band ForPlay at the Dew Drop.
Beverages will be available at the Dew Drop show along with merchandise and food prepared for a fee by the First Free Mission Baptist Church Women's Auxiliary, next door to the Dew Drop
 
Saturday, December 18 • 11:00am - 5:00pm
 
Old Ironworks
612 Piety St., just off Chartres
New Orleans, LA
 
 
Art * Crafts * Vintage * Flea
40+ Vendors * Indoor/Outdoor
Festive Food & Drink
Kids! Make Your Own Gingerbread House!
Los Musicos:
Los Ritos de Swing 11-2
Mas Marones 2-5
Sponsored by Old New Orleans Run & N.O. Musicians Clinic
Just down the street from Bywater Art Market.Piety St. will be hoppin'!
 
 
 
 
FREE EVENTS ALL DAY LONG ON SANTA SUPER SATURDAY
OWNERSHIP SEMINAR, HANDICAPPING SEMINAR AND WINTER WONDERLAND COMPLEMENT RACING ACTION
NEW ORLEANS (TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010) - THIS SATURDAY'S STAKES EXTRAVAGANZA KNOWN AS SANTA SUPER SATURDAY WILL BE COMPLEMENTED BY A FULL SLATE OF FREE ACTIVITIES FOR ALL FAIR GROUNDS RACE COURSE & SLOTS VISITORS, FROM CASUAL FANS TO FAMILIES TO EVERYDAY HORSEPLAYERS. BEFORE THE RACES, THERE'S A HORSE OWNERSHIP SEMINAR WITH TRAINER BRET CALHOUN AT 9:30 A.M. AND A FAN EDUCATION SEMINAR WITH HANDICAPPER GARY WEST AT 11:30 A.M. DURING THE RACES, STOP BY THE TRACKSIDE TENT TO HAVE A PHOTO TAKEN WITH SANTA CLAUS AND ENJOY OTHER HOLIDAY-THEMED ACTIVITIES AS PART OF THE FAIR GROUNDS WINTER WONDERLAND.
A 12-RACE PROGRAM KICKS OFF AT 12:40 P.M. CST AND THE WINTER WONDERLAND RUNS
HERE ARE DETAILS ON ALL OF THE SANTA SUPER SATURDAY HAPPENINGS AT FAIR GROUNDS:
HORSE OWNERSHIP SEMINAR WITH BRET CALHOUN, 9:30-11 A.M., BLACK GOLD ROOM
LEARN HOW EASY AND SURPRISINGLY AFFORDABLE IT CAN BE TO OWN A THOROUGHBRED RACEHORSE BY HEARING FROM THE HORSEMEN WHO KNOW BEST. BRET CALHOUN, THE SIXTH-LEADING TRAINER IN NORTH AMERICA BY BOTH WINS AND EARNINGS AND A TWO-TIME BREEDERS' CUP WINNER THIS YEAR, AND ROB BYRNE, LOUISIANA-BASED OWNERSHIP SYNDICATE MANAGER, WILL ADDRESS THE CROWD AND TAKE QUESTIONS. LOUISIANA THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS ASSOCIATION SECRETARY/TREASURER ROGER HEITZMANN III ALSO WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS. SATURDAY'S SEMINAR, THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF THREE THIS SEASON, WILL BE HELD IN THE BLACK GOLD ROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE DERBY BUILDING, ACROSS FROM THE 1/16-MILE POLE. GUESTS WILL ENJOY COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE AND PASTRIES WHILE TAKING IN THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF MORNING TRAINING HOURS FOR THE FIRST HALF-HOUR BEFORE THE GUEST SPEAKERS BEGIN AT 10 A.M.
 
FAN EDUCATION SEMINAR WITH GARY WEST, 11:30 A.M.-2:30 P.M., PHOENIX ROOM
VETERAN TURF WRITER AND HANDICAPPER GARY WEST WILL KICK OFF A NEW FAN EDUCATION SERIES WITH A FREE HOUR-LONG SEMINAR BEFORE THE RACES. "SPICY ODDS, SHARP HORSES AND BLACK SWANS: WINNING STRATEGIES AT THE RACETRACK" WILL COVER BOTH BASIC HANDICAPPING PRINCIPLES AS WELL AS ADVANCED APPROACHES TO TURNING A LONG-TERM PROFIT. WEST, BORN AND REARED IN NEW ORLEANS, COVERS HORSE RACING FOR THE FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. THE SEMINAR IS SET FOR 11:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M. IN THE PHOENIX ROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE GRANDSTAND. THE MONTHLY FAN EDUCATION SERIES WILL CONTINUE ON EVERY GRADED STAKES DAY: ROAD TO THE DERBY KICKOFF DAY ON JAN. 22, LOUISIANA DERBY PREVIEW DAY ON FEB. 19 AND LOUISIANA DERBY DAY ON MARCH 26.
 
SANTA SUPER SATURDAY LIVE RACING WITH FIVE STAKES RACES, FIRST POST 12:40 P.M., FAIR GROUNDS
FAIR GROUNDS RACE COURSE & SLOTS IS GIVING HORSEPLAYERS THE GIFT THEY REALLY WANT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON - HIGH QUALITY, COMPETITIVE STAKES RACING. THE 12-RACE CARD ON SANTA SUPER SATURDAY PRESENTED BY DAILY RACING FORM FEATURES FIVE OPEN-COMPANY STAKES RACES, AS WELL AS SEVERAL UNDERCARD RACES WITH FULL FIELDS. FIRST POST IS 12:40 P.M. CST. THE PRESENTS DON'T STOP THERE, THOUGH. FAIR GROUNDS IS ALSO GIVING ITS PLAYERS AN ADDITIONAL PICK FOUR TO PONDER. IN ADDITION TO THE USUAL EARLY PICK FOUR STARTING ON RACE 2 AND THE LATE PICK FOUR ON THE FINAL FOUR RACES, THERE'S ALSO A SPECIAL SANTA SUPER PICK FOUR ON RACES 7-10, ENCOMPASSING AN ALLOWANCE/OPTIONAL CLAIMER GOING LONG ON THE TURF WITH 14 ENTRANTS, THE TWO-TURN TENACIOUS HANDICAP, THE BONAPAW STAKES FOR TURF SPRINTERS, AND THE SUGAR BOWL STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLDS. IT'S A CHALLENGING SEQUENCE BUT IT COULD BE THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING IF YOU HANDICAP WISELY! GRANDSTAND GENERAL ADMISSION IS FREE. FOR CLUBHOUSE OR RESERVED SEAT RESERVATIONS CALL (504) 943-2200.
FAIR GROUNDS WINTER WONDERLAND, NOON-4 P.M., TRACKSIDE TENT
HAVE YOUR PHOTO TAKEN WITH SANTA CLAUS AND HIS ELVES AT THE FAIR GROUNDS WINTER WONDERLAND FROM NOON TO 4 P.M. IN THE TRACKSIDE TENT. OTHER HOLIDAY-THEMED, FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES INCLUDE A SUGAR COOKIE DECORATING WORKSHOP AND FACE PAINTING. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME AND ADMISSION TO THE WINTER WONDERLAND IS FREE!
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE EVENTS, VISIT FAIRGROUNDSRACECOURSE.COM OR CALL (504) 944-5515.

 
 
 
 
Arts Market of New Orleans, Two-Day Holiday Event
Saturday, December 18th & Sunday, December 19th
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days!
Palmer Park, S. Carrollton and S. Claiborne Aves in Uptown.
Free and open to the public!
Share handcrafted arts and crafts inspired by the quaint qualities of the New Orleans region. For two days 270 local artists will offer everything from original paintings, glassware and ceramics to unique jewelry, children's fashions, and metal sculptures.
Find something special for everyone on your list at the Arts Market of New Orleans! Glass pieces in jewel tones by
Andrew Jackson Pollack can add elegance to any decor. Blacksmith Rachel David will havefunctional and sculptural wares in steel with wrought iron perfect for unique gifts.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
Saturday, December 18
Make a Gingerbread House
What says Christmas more than making your very own Gingerbread
house? Head to SOFAB for a fun activity for children of any
age! Kids will not only learn how to make the best looking and most
delicious house, but also learn a little about gingerbread through the
years and how the tradition of crafting these edible decorations came to
be.

Where: Southern Food and Beverage Museum, located at the Julia Street  
entrance of the
Riverwalk Marketplace, next to the Convention Center.

When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Who: A fun activity for children of all ages.

How: Enrollment is limited and requires a confirmed
pre-registration.  For registration, fill out the Kids Camp
Registration form and send it to Meaghan Reid by 5PM on Thursday, Dec.
16, or fax it to the museum: 504.587.7944.

Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members.

For more info: Email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 504.569.0405 for more
information.

 
 
  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/.   
 
 
 
 
 Saturday, December 18
Ogden Winter Family Festival
Create edible shotguns, holiday ornaments and other adornments, snack on sweet
treats, and enjoy entertainment from Calliope Puppets, Funny Bones Improv,
Uptown Youth Jazz Orchestra and Uptown Youth Choir! Plus, for teens and
adults, check out the Holiday Gilding Workshop in the Teen Section of the
newsletter!

Where: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans

When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Who: Kids and their families!

How: Just show up!

Cost: Free to Museum members and children under 5. Free with Museum admission
(non-museum members).

For more info: www.ogden.org
 
 
 
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
 
 
 A Christmas Story On Stage  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,
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.  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
 
 
The Bayou Bar at the Pontchartrain
Friday and Saturday
Dec. 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

 
 
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
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  
 
     
 
 MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
MAHALIA JACKSON THEATER
1419 BASIN ST.
DECEMBER 18-19
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.
 
 
 1204 DECATUR STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 70116
PHONE: 504.525.0200   
 
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
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
 
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
 
 
 
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.  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.

 
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 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.
 
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.
 
Friday, December 17, 2010, 6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show-only
Saturday, December 18, 2010, 12:00 pm buffet seating
Saturday, December 18, 2010, 6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show-only
Sunday, December 19, 2010, 11:00 am brunch seating
Ring in the Holidays with the Victory Belles!
The Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum
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. Purchase tickets at www.stagedoorcanteen.org or call 504-528-1943.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Living History Corps
The Museum's World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living History Corps, are local volunteers who enrich the visitor's Museum experience with their wealth of information and stories. Wearing the uniforms and carrying the equipment of both the Allied and Axis forces, they share their knowledge about the day-to-day lives of military men and women and the broader lessons of World War II. For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 243.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.  
* 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
 
      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
 
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  
 
 
 
 
Outside FESS-tivities @ 6pm | Doors @ 6:30pm : Professor Longhair's 92nd Byrd-day Celebration & Tribute featuring the Tipitina's All-Star Band led by Donald Harrison, Jr. with Special Guests Dr. John, Kermit Ruffins, James Andrews, Jon Cleary, Big Sam, Joe Krown, DJ Davis Rogan, 101 Runners, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, David Torkanowsky, and more!
Tickets on sale now!
Also, enter to win one of three Limited Edition Professor Longhair/Tipitina's screenprints (signed by the artist)!
 
 
 
 
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
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans, LA  70124 ? 504.488.5488
 
Holiday Teas
December 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.
 
 
Christmas Day 2010
 Christmas we are open from 11:30 AM to 8:30 PM
La Cote Brasserie Restaurant|New OrleansRenaissance Arts Hotel | 700 Tchoupitoulas St. | New Orleans | Louisiana | 70130 | 504.613.2336
 
Amuse Bouche
Smoked Redfish Salad  lemon aioli, garlic crostini
 
Premier Plates
Please make a selection from the following
 
Duck & Andouille Gumbo  Chef's Granny's Recipe
 
Smoked Salmon Galette  hickory smoked salmon, crispy sweet potato, crème fraîche
 
½ and ½  Oysters  half charbroiled and half bienville
 
Crawfish Tasso and Mirliton Bisque  crawfish tasso beignets
 
Crab Cake  leek confit, lemon beurre blanc
 
Tuna Tartar  fresh tuna, avocado kolsch  vinaigrette, mirliton, red onions
 
LCB Cobb  romaine, tomatoes, eggs, bacon, avocado, blue cheese, Russian dressing
 
Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad  walnut vinaigrette, baby arugula
 
Plats Principaux
Please make a selection from the following
 
Glazed Salmon  Tabasco® & Steen's® cane syrup, roasted mirliton shrimp ragout
 
Petite Filet of Beef  papa tom's stone ground grits,  red wine reduction
 
Pork Tenderloin  candied sweet potatoes casserole, cranberry reduction
 
Pan Roasted Red Fish  tasso and shrimp couche couche
 
Alligator Grillades  red wine tomato stew, stone ground hominy grits
 
Herb Roasted Cornish Hen  crawfish andouille potato hash, étouffée sauce
 
Braised Short Ribs  basil dumplings, caramelized pearl onions, roasted crimini mushrooms
 
Brunch Only
 
Andouille Benedict  local andouille, poached eggs, grilled  asparagus, Louisiana crawfish
 
Traditional Eggs Benedict  English muffins,Canadian bacon, poached eggs, asparagus, brabant potatoes
 
Duck Confit Hash  roasted potatoes, poached eggs and herb cream sauce
 
Dessert
Please make a selection from the following
 
Abita Root Beer Float  vanilla ice cream, candied pecans
 
New Orleans Bread Pudding  whiskey sauce
 
Louisiana Strawberry Short Cake  chantilly cream, pound cake
 
Bouille  cajun trifle, fresh fruit
 
Complimentary Champagne & Mimosas for Brunch
No splitting meals, please
Brunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$45 per person
 
Executive Chef Chuck Subra & Staff
 
 
 
 
The Historic New Orleans Collection signs on for Creole Christmas
Tours of the Williams Residence to be featured on December 29
The Historic New Orleans Collection and Friends of the Cabildo
Creole Christmas
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
 The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans,
 Admission is $25 per person, $20 for Friends of the Cabildo members, and tickets can be purchased online at http://www.friendsofthecabildo.org or the day of the event at the 1850 House, 823 St. Ann St.
 
The Historic New Orleans Collection is pleased to announce its participation in Creole Christmas, presented by Friends of the Cabildo, on Wednesday, December 29. The event invites locals and visitors alike to take a festive stroll through the French Quarter to visit six historical houses dressed in traditional Christmas decorations, along with Creole Christmas Stories and seasonal refreshments. The Collection's Williams Residence is new to the event, which also features the 1850 House, Beauregard-Keyes House, Spring Fiesta House and Hermann-Grima & Gallier Houses.
 
Those who visit The Collectionwill see the festively decorated residence and courtyard of General and Mrs. L. Kemper Williams, founders of the institution. The elegant town home features a beautiful Christmas tree in the drawing room decorated with some of their original ornaments. The tour includes Christmas family photos of the Williamses from 1956 through 1961 as well as details on their family traditions.
 
Self-guided tours of all the historical homes begin at the 1850 House at 523 St. Ann St. on Jackson Square and are available all day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Ticket sales will end at 3 p.m.
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
New Year's Eve 2010
NY Eve we have 2 seating's 6 PM and 8 PM.
 La Cote Brasserie Restaurant|New OrleansRenaissance Arts Hotel | 700 Tchoupitoulas St. | New Orleans | Louisiana | 70130 | 504.613.2336
 
Rock Shrimp Ravigote
fried mirliton chip
grilled green onion basil emulsion
 
 
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Bisque
roasted corn andouille hushpuppies
 
 
Pecan Smoked Grouper
sweet potato grits
Cajun caviar butter sauce
 
 
Veal Crépinette
wild mushroom, white asparagus
duck Confit, caramelized pearl onion ragout
truffle veal reduction
 
 
Chocolate Pound Cake
creole cream cheese ice cream
merlot peppermint glaze
 
 
Executive Chef Chuck Subra & Staff
 
$65 per person
Tax and Gratuity not included
 
Thanks for your continued support of New Orleans
Sincerely,
 

Frank Stansbury
Editor LaFete News

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