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New Orleans Events: Christmas, Shopping, Music And Scrooge
Written by  // Thursday, 23 December 2010 12:10 //

 Christmas is only two days away. Still, there are few places in the world to celebrate the holiday season other than New Orleans.  Here's some of the top events from Lafete News


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.   23 & 24 at 8pm &

      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
 
 
Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans, LA  70124 ? 504.488.5488
 
Holiday Teas
December 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.
 
 
Jeff Duncan - FROM BAGS TO RICHES: How the New Orleans Saints ...
•    Author Event
Start: 12/23/2010 11:00 am
End: 12/23/2010 1:30 pm
You are invited to meet Times-Picayune sports reporter Jeff Duncan who is coming to Octavia Books to sign his new book, FROM BAGS TO RICHES: How the New Orleans Saints and the People of Their Hometown Rose From the Depts Together.
It's the ever-inspiring story of the New Orleans Saints' 2009-2010 football season that culminated with the winning of the Super Bowl. The book explains how the struggling NFL team and the storm-weary people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast lifted one another's spirits - and fortunes - in the post-Hurricane Katrina years, 2006 - 2010. The narrative is a study in contrasting moods, ranging from the depression and despair that come with being victims of the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, to the euphoria that accompanies the winning of the Super Bowl after 43 years of mostly losing seasons.
Located in uptown
New Orleans, Louisiana
513 Octavia Street
(corner of Laurel)
504-899-READ (7323)
 
 
 
 
Jeremy Davenport - December Listing
"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, 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
presents
Helen Gillet
Thursday, December 23, 2010
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Throughout the Ogden Museum's Stephen Goldring Hall

New Orleans-based cellist Helen Gillet grew up in Belgium , Chicago  
and Singapore beginning her cello studies in 1987. She received a  
Bachelor?s degree in music from Beloit College ( Wisconsin ) and a  
Master?s of Music degree from Loyola University ( Louisiana ). She  
first studied improvisation in 1998 with North Indian classical  
cellist Nancy Lesh. Helen moved to New Orleans in 2002 and began  
performing with James Singleton (3now4rkestra), Johnny Vidacovich,  
Brian Coogan, Rob Wagner, Dave Capello, Jimmy Hobbs, Tim Green, and  
groups such as the Improvisational Arts Council, the Naked Orchestra,  
Diesel Combustion Orchestra, the Arabic-jazz fusion group Mafouz, and  
New Orleans New Music Ensemble.
 
 
Charmaine's Place
  A new venue opened by singer Charmaine Neville
  just upstairs from the St. Charles Tavern
  1433 Saint Charles Avenue
  New Orleans, LA
  504-592-9948

  DECEMBER SCHEDULE:

  Thu, 12/23/2010 - 6:00pm
       Happy Hour with Mario Abney
     *
       Thu, 12/23/2010 - 7:00pm
       Charlie Wooton Project
     *
       Fri, 12/24/2010 - 6:00pm
       Happy Hour with Mario Abney
     *
       Fri, 12/24/2010 - 8:00pm
       Déjà Vu Brass Band
     *
       Thu, 12/30/2010 - 6:00pm
       Happy Hour with Mario Abney
     *
       Thu, 12/30/2010 - 7:00pm
       Charlie Wooton Project
     *
       Fri, 12/31/2010 - 6:00pm
       Happy Hour with Mario Abney
     *
       Fri, 12/31/2010 - 8:00pm
       Déjà Vu Brass Band
 
 
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. 19, 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 ( JAN. 21, FEB. 18 AND MARCH 18; FIRST POST IS 5 P.M.).
 RESERVATIONS FOR CLUBHOUSE DINING AND BOX SEATS WILL BE TAKEN BY PHONE AT (504) 943-2200 OR 1-800-262-7983 . GENERAL ADMISSION TO THE GRANDSTAND IS ALWAYS FREE AND CLUBHOUSE ADMISSION IS $6, EXCEPT FOR STARLIGHT RACING ($10).
 FAIRGROUNDSRACECOURSE.COM  
 
 
 
 IRVIN MAYFIELDOS JAZZ PLAYHOUSE AT THE ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL
300 BOURBON STREET
No Cover
(504) 553-2299
www.sonesta.com
 
Thursday, December 23
5pm- 8pm Roman Skakun
8pm Shamarr Allen

Friday, December 24
5pm-8pm Professor Piano Series featuring Tom Worrell
8pm Leon ³Kid Chocolate² Brown
12 Midnight Burlesque Ballroom starring Trixie Minx plus Linzzi Zaorski

Saturday, December 25
8pm tba David Torkanowsky presents Fluer Debris
12 Midnight Brass Band Jam

Sunday, December 26
7pm Tyler¹s Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle and Paul Longstreth

Monday, December 27
8pm Bob French¹s Birthday Party 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.  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  

 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  
 
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.
 
 
 
Marlon Jordan @ The Bombay Club
 Thur. from 8:00 - 11:00 PM
No Cover!

"Marlon's trumpeting, chameleon-like, assumes
the colors of the music he plays . . . "

The Bombay Club

     * Restaurant and Martini Bistro
     * 830 Conti Street
     * New Orleans, La 70112
     Thursday
     * 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

New Orleans, so well known for her music, food, and spirits, has  
surprisingly few venues that offer a high quality sampling of all  
three. One of these rare places is The Bombay Club, a lovely candlelit  
spot tucked away in the heart of the French Quarter at 830 Conti  
Street. Although the club is located just a short half-block from the  
infamous Bourbon Street, its ambiance is miles away.
 
 
 
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

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.
 Ring in the Holidays with the Victory Belles!
Sunday,December 26, 11:00 am brunch seating
www.stagedoorcanteen.org
The Stage Door, National World War II Museum, 528-1943

 FRENCH RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
CAFÉ DEGAS

The masterpiece of proprietor Jacques Soulas, an artist and a
restaurateur, and his partner Jerry Edgar, this creative bistro
overlooking Fortier Park and romantic Esplanade Avenue is an authentic
French jewel. The openness of the dining room, the intimacy of the
bar, a live oak tree rising through the floor and a complete wine list
adding pleasure to the French menu have guests looking up from their
plates of moules et frites, checking the door to see when Hilaire
Germain Edgar Degas will arrive.. - T.M.

3127 Esplanade Ave., 945-5635, http://cafedegas.com

 From the December, 2010 issue of New Orleans Magazine.

 
FURNISHING LOUISIANA
$95.00
AVAILABLE NOW
$10 Flat rate shipping UPS ground (PER BOOK)

For order quantities over 40, shipping charges will be assessed after the order is placed. You will be contacted prior to shipping with the cost.

Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735-1835
by Jack D. Holden, H. Parrott Bacot, and Cybèle T. Gontar
with Brian J. Costello and Francis J. Puig
edited by Jessica Dorman and Sarah R. Doerries
photography by Jim Zietz
designed by Tana Coman

This magisterial study evokes an era before mass production and ease of transport began to homogenize furniture design across America. From the early 18th through the mid-19th centuries, distinctive cabinetmaking traditions developed in the Mississippi River valley through a melding of French, Anglo-American, Caribbean, Canadian, and African influences. Along with a catalogue of furniture forms produced in the region are essays on early cabinetmakers, the materials they employed, and the homes for which the furniture was made. Furnishing Louisiana stands as tribute to the region's cultural diversity and remarkable artistry.

Hardcover, 552 pages, 1,200+ illustrations, 12½" x 9 ½"
http://hnoc.tamretail.net/SelectSKU.aspx?skuid=1006654
 

 
 
 
 "feux de joie" (fires of joy)!  
 
Christmas Eve Bonfire Adventure Tour
Celebrate a time honored Louisiana tradition - the lighting of the bonfires on the banks of the Mississippi River!  This narrated motor coach tour includes a guided tour of Destrehan, a River Road Plantation, where guests will view the period craft demonstration of open hearth cooking.  A traditional "Cajun Country" Christmas dinner will be served on the grounds of Destrehan, the oldest documented plantation home in the Lower Mississippi Valley.  A police escort will then accompany our "sleigh of coaches" to view the bonfires that light the way for Papa Noel (our Cajun Santa Claus) to bayou country.  For many years this Cajun community has built mammoth wooden structures such as cabins, tepees, & riverboats along the Mississippi River levee.  Some walking is necessary.   Come see the
"feux de joie" (fires of joy)!  Tour departs at 3:00 pm from the Gray Line
Lighthouse Ticket Office located at Toulouse St.and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock) and returns at approximately 9:00 pm.  The cost is $86.00 adults and $55.00 children, which includes the guided motor coach tour, eggnog served en route to the plantation, a guided plantation tour, dinner, taxes and meal gratuities.
 
Advance guaranteed reservations are required  and we highly recommend that you book these tours early. To book electronically and print tickets at your desktop, visit www.GrayLineNewOrleans.com; or call (800) 233-2628 or (504) 569-1401
 
 
Christmas Eve on the Steamboat Natchez

Friday, December 24,Boarding at 6:30pm, Sailing from 7:30-9:30pm.
www.SteamboatNatchez.com 569-1401
Steamboat Natchez Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River Toulouse Street Wharf, Adjacent to Jax Brewery
Admission: $69.50 per adult, $34.75 children

Join us for Christmas Eve "Watching for Santa" Cruise-Celebrate under the stars of the Mississippi River. Enjoy the Steamboat Jazz Trio, holiday decor, festive holiday buffet and a select open bar. Reservations are required!
 
 
 
 
Oceana Restaurant will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
NEW YEARS EVE and NEW YEARS DAY
8AM-1pM BREAKFAST, LUNCH 10-4pm and DINNER 4-1 AM
We WISH YOU A SAFE AND PEACEFUL
HOLIDAY SEASON

 
 

 
Chris Owens Christmas Show

December 24-25, 9 p.m.
www.chrisowensclub.net
Chris Owens Club, 500 Bourbon St.

Chris Owens performs in her special Christmas shows. "You haven't seen New Orleans until you've seen Chris Owens!"

 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Christmas Day Jingling Through the Crescent Tour
Give yourself a holiday treat with a fully narrated motor coach tour of New Orleans!  You'll pass the famous French Quarter and learn the history of Jackson Square, home to the Cabildo and Presbytere Museums.  Then travel down Esplanade Avenue to City Park and the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.  Follow the path of our historic streetcars along Carrollton and St. Charles Avenues past Audubon Park, stately mansions of former kings and Queens of Mardi Gras decorated for the holidays, and the exclusive Garden District.  Also enjoy a walk through the exquisitely decorated lobby of the beautifully restored Roosevelt Hotel.  Tour departs from the Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St. at 10:00am and returns at approximately 12:30pm.  Cost is $37.00 adults and $21.00 children.
 
Advance guaranteed reservations are required  and we highly recommend that you book these tours early. To book electronically and print tickets at your desktop, visit www.GrayLineNewOrleans.com; or call (800) 233-2628 or (504) 569-1401.
 
 
 
The 12 Yats of Christmas Pawty
with Benny Grunch and the Bunch
Saturday, December 25th Christmas Night!
6PM-10PM
at Mid City Lanes Rock'n Bowl
(cover charge is 45cents!

Christmas Night
It's the annual "Giant (pronounced "Jiynt" in New Orleans) 12 Yats Of  
Christmas Pawty'" at world famous Mid City Lanes Rock'n Bowl (3016 S.  
Carrollton Ave..-70118, 504-861-1700; Cover charge this year is 45cents  
(Yes, you heard right. Forty Five Cents!) at the door. And I am so  
sorry about the price increase. (Last year it was 25cents). But this  
price of admission increase is due entirely to the fines incurred by  
Benny Grunch & The Bunch from the Red Light Cameras. Our offenses  
were: Chewing gum while driving past Canal and Carrollton - Smiling  
while wearing sunglasses in a school zone on Canal Blvd - and talking  
to the person sitting right next to you in your passenger seat, at  
various intersections Uptown. We apologize for this financial burden.  
In an attempt to make this up to our guests; we'll have all our CD's  
and tees, and our brand new "Grunch Road" CD, all at "after Christmas  
prices". And, of course personalized autographs don't cost nuttin'.

Our brand new "Grunch Road" CD is here now!
www.bennygrunch.com
 
 
 
"Let It Blow! Let It Blow! Let It Blow!"
Trombone Shorty's Funky X-Mas Jam
Christmas night at the House of Blues
Saturday, December 25th
8PM
Mia Borders opening
 
 
 Big Al Carson Christmas Night Special

Saturday, December 25, 8 p.m.
Funky Pirate, 727 Bourbon St.
Admission: Free

Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters play a special Christmas Night show at the Funky Pirate.
 
 
"Chritstmas in the Swamp"
READY TEDDY & SWAMPDADDYS
with RUBY MOON  & CHARLES FARMER
& VELVET VOICE OTIS

Christmas Night December 25th
@ 9:30 pm

BMC
1331 Rue Decauter st
New Orleans ,La
504 599 7770
 

 
Cowboy Mouth's Fred LeBlanc
plays a rare solo acoustic show
Christmas Night at Carrollton Station

http://wn..com/Fred_LeBlanc

COWBOY MOUTH
* Fred LeBlanc - Vocals, Drums
* John Thomas Griffith - Vocals, Lead Guitar, Keys
* Matt Jones- Guitar, vocals
* Casandra Faulconer - Bass
 
 
 New Orleans Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks

Sunday, December 26, 6 p.m.
www.hornets.com
New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., 587-3663 or (800)-4NBATIX
Tickets as low as $13.00

New Orleans Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks. Come experience NBA basketball at its best as the Hornets take on the NBA's brightest stars. Bring yourself or a group to an amazing fan experience New Orleans style!
 
 
 
Trinity Artist Series
1329 Jackson Avenue - New Orleans -
 Call:Albinas 670-2520-
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Police security provided. Handicap access and elevator available. Informal. FREE of charge   
 
 Sunday, December 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 30 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
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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 Collection will 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.
 
 
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
 
 
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
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Award-winning young scholar to discuss 1811 slave revolt, sign new book
WHO:             The Historic New Orleans Collection and author/historian Daniel Rasmussen
WHAT:           Discussion and book signing with Daniel Rasmussen, author of American Uprising:
The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt(Harper 2011)
The book retails for $26.99 and is available at The Shop at The Collection.
WHEN:          Thursday, January 6, 2011
6-8 p.m.
WHERE:       The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans, LA
HOW:             This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reservations: (504) 523-4662 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org.
WHY:              In American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt (Harper 2011), the brilliant young historian Daniel Rasmussenexamines the greatest act of slave resistance in American history. On January 8, 1811, a group of slaves began a violent rebellion on a River Road sugar plantation, their goal to establish a black republic on the banks of the Mississippi River. They marched toward New Orleans, enlisting more slaves to their cause as they closed in on the practically defenseless city.
Through astute detective work, Rasmussen reveals the details of the slaves' elaborate plot and its shocking conclusion: federal officials and French planters exacted a terrible retribution, beheading more than 100 slaves and hanging their corpses from the city gates. This gripping book provides new insight into the American South soon after the Louisiana Purchase, with the Haitian Revolution a recent memory and the War of 1812 looming on the horizon.
Rasmussen graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University in 2009. His senior thesis on the 1811 revolt won three prizes, including the Hoopes Prize, Harvard's top undergraduate academic honor. To mark the 200th anniversary of the revolt, Rasmussen will speak and sign copies of American Uprising at The Collection on January 6, 2011, at 6 p.m. Copies of the book will be available at The Shop at The Collection for $26.99; members of The Collection receive a 10 percent discount on all shop purchases. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.

by Ed Stansbury,

 

 

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