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Although it is cold and the Super Bowl is in Dallas, there is plenty to do this weekend in New Orleans on this first week of February, 2011.

This is from LaFete news.  Have at it.

Sweet 610 Debutante Ball
February 4th, 2011
UNO Performance Center
 8pm - midnight
Sweet 610 Debutante Ball
Friday, February 4, 2011
8:00 pm till midnight
UNO Human Performance Center
Elysian Fields & Leon C Simon
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70122

610 Stompers: Ordinary Men. Extraordinary Moves.
Eat, Drink and Get Footloose with the 610 Stompers
as they debut their ALL-NEW Extraordinary Moves
for the 2011 Season!

Our first Ball of the season will feature music by Band Camp and DJ  
Hammer with all your favorites 80's dance tunes. Prom or 80's attire  
is encouraged as you dance away the night with your favorite all-male  
New Orleans dance group. There will be a "King and Queen of the Ball"  
contest and we will raffle a 610 Stomper performance, so come and make  
it a night to remember.

There will be beer provided by Abita, food from great local  
restaurants (See list and promotional  
drinks while they last.

Individual Tickets are $25 Advance / $30 at the Door (cash or check only)

Event is being held at the UNO Human Performance Center on Friday Feb  
4th, 2011 from 8pm to midnight. For more information and tickets,  

A portion of the proceed benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of  


Trey McIntyre Project and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
February 4, 8 p.m.
Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts
Special NOBA commissioned world premiere

Purchase Tickets
NOBA is thrilled to reunite two remarkable creative forces, Trey McIntyre Project and Preservation Hall Jazz Band, in an extraordinary world premiere event. TMP is a prolific American force on the international dance scene. PHJB, currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary, is the legendary champion of New Orleans jazz. Together, and for one night only, ten phenomenal dancers will unite with seven illustrious musicians in a world premiere experience that will include an exclusive encore main stage presentation of Ma Maison..
Creative Collabortion
When Trey McIntyre launched his new company rooted in classical ballet and blasted onto the international dance scene in 2008, NOBA invited this trailblazing choreographer, known for his hip and contemporary dances, to create a new work set to New Orleans jazz music. The result was Ma Maison, the critically-acclaimed collaboration with PHJB that has toured the world to rave reviews, including a recent special appearance at the Hollywood Bowl that was hailed as "shockingly powerful" and "one of the most stunning performances all year" by The LAist.
The STROLL must go on...!

"Celebrate the Occasion"
featuring The Storyville Stompers Brass Band
at the
Covington Trailhead
Covington Brewhouse & Champagne Beverage
Friday, February 4th, 2011, 5:00pm
Friday, February 4th
TIME:  5:00pm  FEE:  $10
1st 100 "strollers" to RSVP/register are GUARANTEED a Covington Brewhouse Mardi Gras Fest Beer Stroll T-Shirt.  All registered "strollers" receive a complimentary beer at the Trailhead and each of four stops along the route.
(Proceeds benefit STAA)
CONCERT TIME: 5:30-6:30pm
Covington Trailhead
419 N. New Hampshire St.
Downtown Covington
with the Storyville Stompers Brass Band Second Line Escort to Tugendhafts Tavern
Next stops:
Sorelli's Brick Oven
Calypso Patio Bar & Grill
Columbia St. Tap Room
It's here!  You can now take the beverage of your choice outside (in "go cups" only - NO glass) when partying in Covington's downtown entertainment district.  "Celebrate the Occasion" with Covington Brewhouse and Champagne

START your weekend at the New Orleans Museum of Art with a Friday evening series called "Where Y'Art!" Every Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm, enjoy live music, performance, theater, good food, children's activites and, of course, great art!

Friday Night Where Y'Art events for February 4:
•    Music: Brent Walsh Jazz Duo - 5:30 to 8:30 pm
•    Opening of glass exhibition "Different Strokes for Different Folks: Selections of Glass from the Harter, Jastremski and Sawyer Gifts" - 6 pm
•    Art Making Activity: Decorating Muses' Mardi Gras shoes!
•    Book Signing: Troy Gilbert along with Jacques Soulas and Jerry Edgar of Cafe Degas, signing "Cafe Degas Cookbook." 6-9pm.
•    Museum Shop: February Artist of the Month: Ya Yas
 7 days a week - 10 am to 4:45 pm
Friday - 10 am to 8:45 pm
Closed Legal Holidays

Adults - $10
Seniors, Students, Military - $8
Children 7-17 - $6
Children under 6 - FREE
 Admission to the Sculpture Garden is
FREE at all times.

 Bridge House Hosts "Recycled Fashion Show"
Friday, February 4, 2011
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Howlin' Wolf
907 S. Peters St.

WHAT: Bridge House, a substance abuse treatment facility, will host  
its second annual ?Recycled Fashion? show, back by popular demand.  
This festive event features local designers who create fashions from  
Bridge House Thrift Store purchases, and transform them into haute  
couture, or ready-to-wear. These high fashion designs will be  
auctioned off during the evening.

Doors open at 7:30 PM
Show begins at 9:00 PM

$20 in advance, $25 at the door; $35 for VIP seating.

For more information, please call Anne Springer, Bridge House,
at 504-821-7134 or [email protected]
at the
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 4TH  11 a.m-11:45 a.m. JOHNETTE DOWNING at the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park. This hidden gem is located indoors in Dutch Alley...check out their monthly programming, from kids workshops to midday weekday and weekend concerts.
FAMILY FRIENDLY FRIDAYS at the Jazz Park & A Tisket A Tasket Book Shop. Come down and see local children's singer/songwriter/author JOHNETTE DOWNING perform her evocative, energetic and educational "Louisiana songs with spice" INDOORS at the Jazz Park in Dutch Alley. Afterwards, Johnette signs copies of her books at French Market District's book shop, A Tisket A Tasket.
NEW!!! Introducing a monthly opportunity for local musicians!
On the first Saturday of each month, local musicians busk for tips at the French Market from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. by reservation. Come out and support them!
Look for the green tent and the yellow WWOZ banners at Gov Nichols
Friday Free
for All, Friday Ferbruary 4, 6-8pm
Join Nick Selby from Uncorked for a tasting of four free wines from the Mediterranean. Spain, Italy, France and Greece are all on the menu tonight plus tapas plates available from $5-$12.

Swirl Wine Bar & Market
3143 Ponce de Leon Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
 Le Chat Noir Shows
we're rockin' at
  le chat noir
  If you missed
Banu Gibson's "By George!"
  here's your chance...
  Friday, February 4 at 8pm
  Tickets just $28
  (inc. $5 drink credit)
Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No. 2
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Lilya Zilb
in, piano

Friday, February 4, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Kenner

1400 Williams Blvd.

Second Annual Recycled Fashion Show
February 4 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Howlin' Wolf
907 S. Peters
New Orleans, LA
Bridge House
Purchase tickets at www.bridgehouse.orgor call 504-821-7134
at 10:00am - Saturday at 4:00pm
Delgado Community College - City Park
Delgado Honors Council will be hosting a garage sale Thursday the 3rd through Saturday the 5th. All proceeds will go to help send honors students to National, Regional, and State Conferences to present papers and projects, as well as, fund our many community service projects such as the Holt Cemetery clean up you may have seen on the news last fall and our Rebuild the Wetlands events. Anything not sold by Saturday February 5th will be donated to charity.

You can enter the parking lot from Navarre Street behind the City Park Campus and bring your items to the Student Life Center-Faculty Dining Room. There will be signs posted or feel free to call Ruby Roberts at 904-655-7126 for more information.
 Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA
, 70116
Dinner & Traditional Jazz
Wed-Sun 7pm-11pm
 04 Clive Wilson & Palm Court Jazz Band
05 Lionel Ferbos w/Palm Court Jazz Band
06 Lucien Barbarin w/Palm Court Jazz Band
Seasonal Tour Examines the History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans
"Myth, Mayhem and Majesty" tour available for a limited time only
The Historic New Orleans Collection
"Myth, Mayhem and Majesty: A History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans,"
A themed tour of The Collection's Louisiana History Galleries
Tuesday-Sunday, February 4-March 4 • 2 p.m.
THNOC will be closed Mardi Gras weekend, Saturday,
 March 5-Tuesday, March 8.
The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal Street
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
Admission is $5, free for THNOC members.
 For more information, visit
The popular themed tour of The Historic New Orleans Collection's Louisiana
History Galleries returns this year, and due to demand, will last the entire
month of February leading up to Mardi Gras. "Myth, Mayhem and Majesty: A
History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans" follows thecity's Carnival
traditions, beginning with celebrations during the French and Spanish colonial
periods and in the early days of statehood. Utilizing items from The
Collection's permanent holdings, the guided tour will then examine the
additions of Comus, Rex, Zulu and Mardi Gras Indians to current Mardi Gras
traditions. Each tour lasts approximately one hour.
Tours are available daily Tuesday-Sunday, February 1-March 4 and begin
promptly at 2 p.m. Admission is $5, free for THNOC members.
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Preserving our Past for a Brighter Future.
New exhibition, book commemorate Tennessee Williams centennial
 The Historic New Orleans Collection
  with the Al Hirschfeld Foundation
 "Drawn to Life: Al Hirschfeld and the Theater of Tennessee Williams," an exhibition and catalogue
 February 4-April 2, 2011
 Gallery Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday
 Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street, in the French Quarter
 This exhibition is free and open to the public; details are available at
    *** Please remember to ring the bell to enter the Williams Research Center. ***   
Chickie Wah Wah
2828 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA, 70119
(504) 304-4714
Friday, February 4
* Kelcy Mae
   5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
   Free music during happy hour!
* Paul Sanchez
   8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
* The Geraniums
   10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
   No cover show!

Saturday, February 5
* Danny Alexander Blues Band
   9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Danny was last year's winner of our local IBC
competition and went to Memphis to compete with
hundreds of other blues bands. This weekend is
IBC in Memphis so we figured we'd cheer this
year's contestants on with our own blues night!
No Cover
(504) 553-2299
 Friday, February 4
5pm - The Professor Piano Series
8pm - Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown
12 Midnight - Burlesque Ballroom featuring Trixie Minx and Linnzi Zaorski

Saturday, February 5
8pm - Bill Summers
12 Midnight -  Brass Band Jam featuring Kinfolk Brass Band

Sunday, February 6
7pm - Tyler's Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle and Paul Longstreth

Monday, February 7
8pm - Bob French and The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

  726 St. Peter Street
  New Orleans, LA  70116
  (504) 522-2841
  [email protected]
    Friday, February 4 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall Jazz Masters present

  A Tribute to Jazz Trumpet Great, Thomas Jefferson

  Featuring: Leroy Jones

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

  Saturday, February 5 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall Swing Kings

  Featuring: WillIiam Smith

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

  Sunday, February 6


  Monday, February 7 @ 8pm

  The St. Peter Street Playboys

  Featuring: Mark Braud

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz
Buffa's Jazz Brunch 11am - 2pm
  Every Sunday Feb 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
  Corner Esplanade and Burgundy, great food and drinks and no cover!

  508 Frenchman St.
  Friday Feb 4th, 7pm-10pm
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

 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse
5110 Danneel Street
New Orleans, LA, 70115
(504) 891-3381
[email protected]
No Cover Charge

Friday  2-4-11
Saturday 2-5-11
16th Annual Williams Research Center Symposium
Identity, History, Legacy: Free People of Color in Louisiana
Saturday, February 5, 2011 • 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, 621 St. Louis St.
There is a fee to attend and registration is required.
From the early eighteenth century to the close of the Civil War, Louisiana possessed a tripartite racial classification system consisting of whites, slaves, and free people of color. Such stratified populations were present in many New World slaveholding societies, particularly in South and Central America and the Caribbean. Louisiana, with its longstanding cultural and historical ties to the French and Spanish Caribbean, was no exception. By 1810 free people of color-the group that had long occupied the middle ground between slavery and freedom-composed 29 percent of New Orleans's population, a demographic unmatched by any other U..S. city or territory. On Saturday, February 5, 2011, The Historic New Orleans Collection will examine this critical topic in Louisiana's history at the sixteenth annual Williams Research Center Symposium: Identity, History, Legacy: Free People of Color in Louisiana.
A full schedule of talks is available online. The symposium is SOLD OUT.
Discover New Orleans' Literary History with the Hotel Monteleone
New Literary History Walking Tour Available On Tuesdays and Saturdays
New Orleans is known around the world for its signature food, its resilient spirit and, of course, its rich history. Starting this February, the Hotel Monteleone will offer a new Literary History Walking Tour to highlight the famous authors who impacted its story and helped it to earn the distinction of Literary Landmark, an honor bestowed on only three hotels in the country.
Led by local historian and writer, Glenn De Villier, the Hotel Monteleone's two-hour tour is available on Tuesdays at 10am and Saturdays at 3pm. Beginning and ending in the famous Carousel Bar, the tour divulges the literary history of the Hotel Monteleone and its famous literary patrons including Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, among others.
After leaving the Hotel Monteleone, the tour meanders through the French Quarter, connecting the rich literary culture of New Orleans with several historical landmarks and residences. Highlights on the walking tour include Exchange Alley, the Pontalba Apartments, Madame John's Legacy, the Old Ursuline Convent, the Beauregard-Keyes House, the Lalaurie Mansion, and the homes of William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams.
"This tour is a wonderful opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Hotel Monteleone's rich history as it relates to the various authors who are icons of the modern literary world," said Andrea Thornton, director of sales and marketing at the Hotel Monteleone.
De Villier is a native Orleanian and long-time resident of the French Quarter. His primary background is in History and he received his education in Louisiana and in England. De Villier's mentors include several notables in English literature including Cleanth Brooks, Dr. Walker Percy, Dr. Kenneth Holditch, Charlie Bishop and Elizabeth Penfield. De Villier has known Rebecca Wells, author of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, for many years and spent time with Tennessee Williams in New Orleans and in Key West.
The walking tour costs $5 for hotel guests and $27 for the general public. For more information on the Literary History Walking Tour and to make reservations, please visit
nativeNOW: "
Larval Hosts for Butterflies and Moths"
Saturday, February 5
9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Cost: $8 for members; $10 for nonmembers
Join Longue Vue's native plant specialists in the Wild Garden to learn about the beauty and adaptability of Louisiana plants, as well as to discuss local habitat, biodiversity, and the ecological impact of gardening with native species.  This program is possible thanks to the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans.  Contact Hilairie Schackai at 504.293.4726 or [email protected] for information.
All That Glitters: Carnival Jewelry from the Golden Age
January 13 to March 13
Cost: View with paid admission to Longue Vue
All That Glitters, a fabulous treasure-trove of Carnival jewelry from the Golden Age, the dazzling period from the late 19th century to 1930, opens Thursday, January 13, and runs through March 13.  This glittering exhibit, which includes Rex crowns, scepters, and ducal badges, Comus cups, and numerous krewe and court favors, is guest curated by Henri Schindler, Carnival historian and designer.  Contact Longue Vue at 504.488.5488 or [email protected] for more information
Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA  70124
Phone: 504.488.5488
Direct Line: 504.293.4724
Kat Walker Jazz Combo

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
  916 N Peters
  French Quarter
  (Riverside, N. Peters and Dumaine)
  beautiful indoor stage!

Saturday, February 5, 2011
  2:00pm - 3:30pm

Kat Walker: vocals
  Bart Ramsey: piano
  Spike Perkins: upright bass
  Dennis O'Toole: drums
  Dominick Grillo: saxophone

Jazz Standards with
  lots of improvisation and scat singing!

The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is a
  wonderful place for the whole family. Located in the
  heart of New Orleans French Quarter, the park's
  visitor center at 916 N Peters Street offers diverse
  opportunities to learn about the history and culture
  of New Orleans jazz.
Saturday February 5th from Noon to 5pm at the corner of Freret and Napoleon
Freret Market features 100 local vendors with produce, food, art, clothes
and collectibles

  Pet adoptions from local shelters, Big Easy Rollergirls

  Free live music by
  Mo Jelly Band at Noon
  Margie Perez at 1:45
  Fredy Omar con su Banda at 3:30
  504 231 7865
New Works by Gina Phillips
Reception: February 5
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
400a Julia Street
New Orleans
 Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs will celebrate the release of their first single "Mr. Old Man" off of their upcoming CD "504-799-8147".  Unique to this is that "Mr. Old Man" will be released as a music video and not just a audio single.  The debut of the video is part of a live performance on Saturday, February 5th, 10p at Maison (508 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA.)

"Mr. Old Man" narrates Allen's experience with the "older generation" of New Orleans jazz musicians in the Underdawg's unique funky rock-based hip hop style.

"They're always trying to get me to do things their way," says Allen.  "I want to bring something fresh and new to New Orleans music. Music here has been the same for over 40 years and the older musicians try to push to keep it that way. I'm a trumpet player first, so when people see that, they automatically attach me to jazz. I grew up playing jazz, but listened to rock, rap, pop, and everything else, so I want that to come across in my music.  I love traditional jazz, but my music has to resonate with my generation."

Allen grew up under the guidance of such New Orleans greats as Kid Jordan and Bob French among others.   Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs are a band that pushes music to unexpected places.  Their shows are fun and entertaining, but never loses musicality.  Their latest single "Let's Go Hornets" (When the Nets Go Swish We Go Wooooooo!) was picked up by the New Orleans Hornets and is played during the games and TV broadcasts.

The title of the CD (to be released this spring) is Allen's cell phone number "504-799-8147".  "I want my fans to keep in touch with me.  They can call or text about anything at anytime and I answer. They can find out where we're playing, what we're doing, or just say 'Hi!'  I like being in touch with my fans and I want them to feel a part of what we do.  Facebook and Twitter are cool, but a call is more of a connection."

The video release party will be part of a regular performance and showing of the video on Saturday, February 5th at Maison at 508 Frenchman Street at 10pm.  The video will also be available on YouTube after the video release party.

"We wanted to come up with a video that tells this story in a very funny way and I think we have done that," says Allen.  "We think people are really going to enjoy it."

Sunday 2-6-11
Chocolate & Cheese Reception & Tour of y/our store!
Sunday, February 6
11:00am - 12:00pm
New Orleans Food Co-op - site under construction
2372 St. Claude Avenue, Suite 1A
New Orleans, LA

Chocolate & Cheese Reception & Tour
This co-op is happening & seeing is believing! Please come check out  
the progress & bring a date/friend. The event will be held on Sunday,  
February 6th at 11am. Don't worry we planned it early so you don't  
miss the Super Bowl. If you bring a date or friend to the event, we?ll  
enter you into a drawing to win a box of fair-trade organic chocolates  
or a bottle of organic wine!
Late as Usual
performs a free live show
February 6, 2011
6 p.m.
Original Tropical Isle
610 Bourbon Street
New Orleans

Late as Usual

Trinity Artist Series
1329 Jackson Avenue - New Orleans -Call: Albinas [email protected]
February, 6 @ 5 pm   Scott Slapin, LPO viola virtuoso,
          Amy Pfrimmer, soprano& Yui Asano, pianist
                      music by Bach and others  -  Please vist :
Please Note: Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 6 pm  till 7 pm in the church "Organ & Labyrinth",  
Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas Prizgintas
on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ.The program includes some
of the greatest music ever written ranging from Classical Baroque
to vintage rock and popular tunes
February 13 @ 5 pm
          British Brass Band of Louisiana  (30 performers)
Conductors Paul Frechou, Ron Bermingham and Stacey Toal will lead the band in performances
of music by Schubert, Curnow and Arlen.
Band members Joseph Hebert and David Toal are featured soloists.
Come enjoy an hour of traditional British brass band music!
Please visit:
The British Brass Band of Louisiana was formed in October 2009 to give metropolitan New Orleans
musicians the opportunity to learn, practice and perform British-style brass band music.
The instruments used in a British brass band include soprano cornet, cornets, flugelhorn, tenor horns, baritone horns,
trombones, bass trombone, euphoniums, tubas and percussion.         
Please Note: Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 6 pm  till 7 pm in the church "Organ & Labyrinth",  
Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas Prizgintas on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ.
The program includes some of the greatest music ever written ranging
from Classical Baroque to vintage rock and popular tunes
February, 20 @ 5 pm  New Orleans Strathspey & Reel Society
          or  The  Gulf South's Only Scottish Fiddle Orchestra (15 musicians)
   including fiddles, concertina, mandolins, accordion, piano, and percussion
   in a program of Traditional Scottish and Celtic Music
Please Note: Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 6 pm  till 7 pm in the church "Organ & Labyrinth",  
Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas Prizgintas on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ.
The program includes some of the greatest music ever written ranging
from Classical Baroque to vintage rock and popular tunes
February, 27 @ 5 pm
               Sophie Kuhn, soprano and Albinas Prizgintas, piano
               in a program of Classics, Show Tunes and Jazz
Please Note: Tuesday, March 1.  at 6 pm  till 7 pm in the church "Organ & Labyrinth",  
Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas Prizgintas on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ.
The program includes some of the greatest music ever written ranging
from Classical Baroque to vintage rock and popular tunes
Please Note:   BACH Around the Clock XIVth:    
Starts  Friday March 18 at  7 pm  and Ends Saturday, 19 at Midnight
Celebrating J.S. Bach 326th Birthday
with 29 hours of music, dance, yoga, theatre - hundreds of performers..
FREE of charge -  Coffee, Refreshments and Security provided.  Come and go as you wish.
Please visit :
Every Monday from 6 to 7 pm , TAIZE in the Chapel with candlelight  Albinas Prizgintas leads the program at the piano
Every Thursday at 6:30 pm Choral Evensong  - Albinas @ the organ and The Evensong Choir
Upcoming Events
Hotel Monteleone Hosts History Book Launch and Legacy Series Luncheon
First of Five Luncheons Focuses on Literary History
The Hotel Monteleone is hosting a book signing and champagne toast for its history book, Hotel Monteleone: More Than a Landmark, The Heart of New Orleans Since 1886.. The book's author, Jenny Adams, and designer, Phillip Collier Designs, will be available to sign purchased copies Immediately following the book launch is the first luncheon, "Hotel Monteleone: A Literary Landmark," in the Hotel's 5-part Legacy Series. Hosted by local media personality, Jeff Crouere, the panel discussion will present an introductory overview of the Hotel's literary history and Italian-American influence while showcasing the famous authors who helped it to earn the distinction of Literary Landmark. Panelists include Jan and Bob Carr, New Orleans broadcast icons; Mark Cave, curator for the Tennessee Williams holdings at The Historic New Orleans Collection; New Orleans authors Marda Burton and Jenny Adams; Nell Nolan, The Times Picayune social columnist; Susan Larson, local literary critic and WWNO radio host; and Dr. Kenneth Holditch, retired UNO professor, literary historian and guide for New Orleans Literary Tours (as of January 18, 2011).
Both the book signing and luncheon are open to the public.
Tuesday, February 8
10:30am - Book signing, Hotel Monteleone: More Than a Landmark, The Heart of New Orleans Since 1886  in the Lobby
11:00am - Champagne toast in the Lobby
11:30am - 1:00pm - Legacy Series luncheon, "Hotel Monteleone: A Literary Landmark"
WHERE:  Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
History Book: As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, the Hotel Monteleone is releasing its very own book to capture all aspects of its rich history including the construction of the hotel throughout the years, various influencing factors such as fashion trends and cultural events, and stories from the people
who have shaped its history.
Legacy Series: Hosted by Jeff Crouere, the 5-part Legacy Series will feature bimonthly panels on the arts, politics and culture of New Orleans. In a luncheon setting, Jeff will guide panelists in a discussion that positions the Hotel Monteleone's history as an integral part of New Orleans' history.
The launch of the history book and the champagne toast are free and open to the public. Attendees can purchase a copy of the book for $45. Authors will be available to inscribe the purchased books.
The cost to attend the Legacy Series Luncheon is $35.
 To register, visit or call (504) 681-4452.
Kinder Garden: "Winter-in-the-Garden"
Tuesdays, February 8, 15, 22
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $10 for members; $12 for nonmembers; $5 for each additional adult
Children ages 1½ to 3 years and their accompanying adults are invited to explore the world of gardens through age-appropriate activities such as planting vegetables, exploring hibernation, making crafts, singing, and digging for worms in this hands-on class for young, curious learners.  Program fee covers one child and one adult.  Sibling discounts are available.  Shine only!  Pre-registration is not required.  Contact Lydia Vaughn at 504.293.4722 or [email protected] for information.
Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA  70124
Phone: 504.488.5488
Direct Line: 504.293.4724
John Rankin
The Columns Hotel
Tuesdays 8 to 11 pm
No cover, as in free

2/8: Solo JR

2/15: Trio with Clarence Johnson III on sax and Tim Paco on Upright Bass.
This is the reunion of the old band that was together for several years
before the big you know what, so come help us celebrate the return of old

2/22: Trio with Clarence Johnson III on sax and Matt Perrine on sousaphone.
Can you believe this is free?

Fifth annual "Musical Louisiana" concert showcases
works once performed by a 19th-century orchestra of free men of color
WHO:The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
WHAT:  "Identity, History, Legacy: La Société Philharmonique,"
a concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
WHEN:  Thursday, February 10, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
***Note:  An additional performance will be at Slidell High School Friday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. ***
WHERE: St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, French Quarter
HOW:The concert at St. Louis Cathedral is free and open to the public, and no reservations are necessary. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis..
**Tickets are required for the Northshore performance.
 Contact (504) 523-6530 or visit
 for more information. ***
WHY: On Thursday, February 10, The Historic New Orleans Collection and
the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will present "Identity, History,
Legacy: La Société Philharmonique," the fifth installment of "Musical
Louisiana: America's Cultural Heritage." The popular concert series and
educational program examines an aspect of the state's
contributions to classical music each year. This year's program is
presented in conjunction with The Collection's exhibition, In Search of
Julien Hudson: Free Artist of Color in Pre-Civil War New Orleans, and the
16th annual Williams Research Center Symposium, "Identity, History,
Legacy:  Free People of Color in Louisiana."
The 2011 concert will feature music that was performed by La Société
Philharmonique, a mid-19th century orchestra composed of free men of
color in New Orleans. Under the direction of conductor Thomas Wilkins,
musical highlights include Rossini's Overture to Semiramide, Alard's La
Traviata (Fantasy for Violin and Piano, op. 38), and Verdi's "Caro nome"
from Rigoletto. Following a typical program of this orchestra and its
contemporaries, a dramatic reading will also be presented-Victor Séjour's
"La Retour de Napoléon (The Return of Napoleon)."
Along with the exhibition, the symposium and concert will explore the impact of this important and long understudied population.
This project has been made possible by the National Endowment for the
Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.
Additional support comes from the Louisiana Endowment for the
Humanities and the Hotel Monteleone

Valen-Toe-Down: 7th Annual Camel Toe Lady Stepper Fundraiser benefiting Roots of Music

Acts: Bounce Queen Katey Red, the Pinettes, Roots of Music, The Local Skank, Mystic Ponies, Trixie Minx, Beaver Fever, Camel Toe Lady Steppers and emcee Marcy von Hesseling

Sponsors: The House of Lounge, South Coast Solar and The Occasional Wife

Beneficiary: The Roots of Music

Where: One Eyed Jack's, 615 Toulouse Street, New Orleans La.

When: February 11th, 2011 9:00pm til

Big One
The Day Before Valentine's Day
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Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans
April 17 event, which includes a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Pontchartrain, a 56-mile bicycle ride and a 13.1-mile run that ends in front of Jackson Square.

Love New Orleans, She Will Love You Back
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