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New Orleans Events: CAC, SweetArts, Color Purple, NOMA

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 Thre is always something to do in New Orleans.  Actually, there are ds of events and things to do--especially on weekends.  So, here is the latest from LaFete.News and Frank Stansbury.

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FEBURARY 11-13, 2011
After a highly successful run in New Orleans last year,
THE COLOR PURPLE returns to the Crescent City for a special engagement. Broadway Across America is proud to announce that THE COLOR PURPLE,The Musical about Love, will be in New Orleans at the Mahalia Jackson Theater from February 11-13, 2011 for 5 performances only.
This production of THE COLOR PURPLE, produced by Phoenix Entertainment ~ Joyful Noisemakers LLC, helmed by Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden, is the next phase in the life of the ground-breaking Broadway hit musical produced by Scott Sanders.  The original Broadway musical opened on December 1, 2005, and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical.  THE COLOR PURPLE ran for over two years on Broadway followed by a three year First National Tour.
THE COLOR PURPLE is based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg.  It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds the strength to triumph over adversity, and discover her unique voice in the world.  With a joyous, GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is about hope and the healing power of love.
Michael Kuchwara of the Associated Press described THE COLOR PURPLE as "a Roof-Raising story of triumph."  And Richard Corliss of TIME Magazine said, "[it is] a soaring, epic tale.  It made a joyful noise in my heart."  Elysa Gardner from USA Today raved, "Pure heart!  It celebrates the inspiring relationships of faith and love, A Broadway hit!"
THE COLOR PURPLE is directed by Gary Griffin and features a libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Grammy Award®-winning composers/lyricists Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, andchoreography by Donald Byrd.  Rounding out the creative team are Tony Award®-winner John Lee Beatty (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Tony Award®-winner Brian MacDevitt (lighting), Craig Cassidy (sound design), Steven M. Bishop (Orchestrations/Arrangements), and Jasper Grant (Music Director).
The Mahalia Jackson Theater is located in Armstrong Park at 801 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Information on the Broadway Across America - New Orleans series and venue policies and accommodations may be obtained online at Group Sales information is available at 504-287-0372. Box Office information is available at 504-287-0351.
Editor's note: The following cast members are from New Orleans: Taprena Augustine (Shug Avery), Kadejah One (Church Soloist, understudy for Sofia) and Donald Jones, Jr (Ensemble, understudy for Preacher).
The Camel Toe Lady Steppers
Seventh Annual "Valen-Toe-Down!
Friday February 11th
9:00pm - 12:00am
at One Eyed Jacks!
Come on out to our annual fundraiser.
Its going to be amazing!

The Camel Toe Lady Steppers present the Seventh Annual
"Valen-Toe-Down!" Fundraiser on Friday February 11th at
One Eyed Jacks! Doors at 9, tickets $15, proceeds to
benefit the Roots of Music featuring Katey Red, the Local
Skank, Trixie Minx, the Mystic Ponies Aerial Troupe,
Beaver Fever, the Camel Toe Lady Steppers, a Not-so-silent
Auction and Raffle, and a Fo-Toe Booth by Zack Smith!
Where Y'Art?
Hey art lovers, something new to do!!  Where Y'Art at NOMA!! Enjoy an
evening of live music, performances, children's activities, exhibition
walk-throughs, guest speakers, and art (9th ward accent, please). Check it
out! This week highlights a new exhibition of new exhibition of paintings and
calligraphy by the most significant Japanese Zen master of the past 500 years,
Hakuin Ekaku! There is always a fun family activity and kids will
love the Taiko drummers this Friday!

Where: New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New
Orleans, Louisiana 70124

When: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Who: Great TGIF kick-off for the family!

How: Regular admission.

Cost: $10 adults, $6 for children 7-17, children under 6 are free.

For more info:



 The Big Top, 1638 Clio St., New Orleans, 70130, between St.  
Charles Ave.
and Carondelet St.

Friday Night Music Camp Welcomes Seguenon Kone and Ivoire Spectacle
Friday, February 11 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Big Top
Seguenon Kone is a world class, multi-talented instrumentalist who has mastered the balafon, doundoun, djembe, atougblan, shekere, ahoco, ark, castanets and flute. He is the artistic director of le ballet ivoire spectacle, a West African drum and dance ensemble, as well as a traditional African dancer, choreographer, acrobat, and fire-eater.

Family happy hour featuring live music, make-and-take art projects for the kids, drinks for adults & kids,.
Sponsored in part by the New Orleans Musicians Clinic Gig Fund.
FREE for kids & 3 Ring Circus members; $5 for non-member adults
Opening Party - "An Adventure Everyday II" Solo Photo Exhibit
Friday, February 11 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sugar Park Pizza - St. Claude Arts District
3054 St. Claude Avenue
504otos - Greg Rhoades Photography
Join the artist THIS FRIDAY from 7-10PM at the opening party. (The show will run for a few weeks if you're unable to attend Friday.)

Greg Rhoades, the first featured artist at the new Sugar Park, will showcase a dozen of his iconic New Orleans photographs. (Second Line, Vodou, Architecture, Musician, Signage, Portrait...)

Framed art begins at $50 with archival prints as large as 24"x36".

Greg Rhoades' entire first solo show, "An Adventure Everyday", was purchased by HBO for use in Treme.

Sugar Park is located in Bywater across from Saturn Bar. They serve delicious pizzas, hamburgers, and more.
Le Chat Noir ShowsA National Cabaret Star at Le Chat Noir
       le chat noir

      Todd Murray's
       The history of the art of Crooning
       from the 1920's to the present
       with this golden-voiced performer
       making his mark around the
       country and the world.
       Friday, Feb. 11 at 8pm
       Tickets $36
       (inc. $5 drink credit and reserved table)

       or beat the Valentine's Day mash
       with this romantic special:
       $75 for a table for two,
       a chilled bottle of Monmousseau Brut Etoile
       champagne, chocolates, and one red rose
       waiting on your table.

       also: Sunday, Feb. 13, 6pm tickets are
       available from the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon
       by calling 504.671.7410

      Nell Nolan and Dennis Woltering
       with the ultimate Valentine's Day show,
       "Love Letters"
       by A.R. Gurney - directed by Carl Walker
       Monday, Feb. 14 at 8pm
       Tickets just $26 (inc. $5 drink credit)
       A portion of the evening's proceeds donated to Kingsley House!
       visit our website to find our Performance Calendar . directions  
and a map .
       . contact us . information on individual shows . ONLINE TICKETING .
       . or call for reservations: 504.581.5812 . to be removed from  
this email list .
       .. Le Chat Noir. 715 St.. Charles Avenue. New Orleans, LA 70130 ..

jinDALIwood Squares --PRemiere February 11 and 12 th @ 8 PM @ Fair
Grinds Coffee House 3133 Ponce De Leon

These will be the only two shows in FEBRUARY. Please come if you can!
$10 CHEAP!!!!

Numa, interviews with Very Gross on FresH Hair, Jindal his ownself on
the radio, surprises. FUN.

Contact me at 330 -9117 for more info.

Thanks--Tell everyone

Chris Champagne
On Stage Now through FEBRUARY 20!
Performances Fri & Sat @7:30PM, Sun Matinee @2PM
Directed by Andrew Crusse | Choreography by Alicia Grubb
Musical Direction by Jonne Dendinger
Valentine's Day is February 14!  
Don't know what to get your sweetheart?
Tickets to this show make a great date night!  
*It's everything you have secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit wrapped up into a highly entertaining musical hit
Tickets Adults $30 | Seniors $27 | Students $20
Friday Free for All, Friday Ferbruary 11, 6-8pm
Join Jared Breaux from International for a tasting of four free wines from Spain plus tapas plates available at the bar from $5-$12.
Swirl Wine Bar & Market
3143 Ponce de Leon Street
New Orleans, LA70119
Friday, February 11 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Little Morocco
7457 St Charles
New Orleans, LA
All Points Belly Dance
Join Safira at Little Morocco at the corner of St Charles Avenue and Cherokee St in New Orleans on Friday night from 7 pm until 9 pm for fabulous belly dancing and fantastic food.

Little Morocco was named the 2010 Best Middle Eastern restaurant in New Orleans by New Orleans Magazine! The menu is Vegetarian and Vegan friendly, but more than enough to please the meat eaters among us. Reservations aren't necessary but are highly encouraged. Little Morocco doesn't serve alcohol but there is no corkage fee so feel free to bring your own bottle of wine.

For reservations call Little Morocco at 504-301-9184.

If you can't make it for Friday night, fret not! Safira will be performing again on Saturday, February 12th and also for a special romantic dinner on Valentine's Day.
Teacup Cake (white almond) for dessert at Pinkalicious Tea


SEATS AVAILABLE SAT  Call today by 2pm
Full meal "Pink" themed Tea
        Includes tabletop activity of love/friendship notes with wax seals
(we provide poems, sayings and quotes - you bring the addresses)
Live Music of Old fashioned Love Songs
by Les Ensembles Classique afternoon this weekend

$29.99 per person + tax & gratuity
10 % of proceeds to benefit The American Cancer Society
Reservations (985) 624-LOVE (5683)
544 Girod St in Historic Old Mandeville
Friday, February 11 • 8:30pm - 10:00pm
House Of Blues New Orleans
225 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA
Bustout Burlesque

On February 11th at House of Blues, see why the Travel Channel lists Bustout Burlesque as one of the "Top 10 Burlesque Shows" worldwide! And that's not the only list we've made! Perle Noire, the Black Pearl was voted through an online poll as one of the "Top 50 in Burlesque" worldwide by 21st Century Burlesque, a leading industry website.
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
Slidell High School Friday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. ***
**Tickets are required for the Northshore performance.
 Contact (504) 523-6530 or visit
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)."
Tea at Le Salon
Tea Reservations:
Call 504.596.4773
Experience the delightful tradition of afternoon tea at Le Salon. Sip from a selection of 26 of the finest loose-leaf variety brews while your ears enjoy soft melodies from a harpist or string trio. Nibble on an assortment of delicious tea sandwiches as you engage in one of New Orleans most beloved and fashionable pastimes.. Those with a taste for bubbly can enjoy one of Le Salon's many wonderful champagne cocktails.
Afternoon Tea Sittings:
Thursday - Sunday:  2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Both sittings offer the following service options:
Valentine's Tea:
"Passion" fruit will be the theme of the entire Valentine's Day weekend at Le Salon, which will be serving tea Thursday, February 10th through Monday, February 14th with seatings at 2 and 4:30 PM. There will be passion fruit tea, a passion fruit champagne cocktail garnished with raspberries and passion fruit mousse squares for dessert.
In addition, there will be a special chocolate and rose bud tea and champagne garnished with strawberries, along with heart-shaped pink and red chocolate truffles.
AllWays Lounge
2240 St. Claude Avenue
Cat's Paw
February 11 - 18, 2011
Thursday, Fridays & Saturdays
8:00 pm

InSideOut Productions presents
A terrorist with an environmental agenda takes a government official  
hostage and lures a reporter into his plan in Cat's-Paw, a mystery  
thriller about manipulation and unconventional tactics.

Directed by Mark Routhier
Starring Michael Aaron Santos and Ashley Ricord

Tickets $10 at the door ($7 on Thursdays).
For tickets & reservations, call (504) 616 - 6066
 Cork& Bottle/Clever Lounge
3700 Orleans Avenue
New Orleans
Fri, Feb 11th
FREE wine tasting
Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA
Dinner & Traditional Jazz
Wed-Sun 7pm-11pm
 11 Palm Court Jazz Band
12 Lionel Ferbos w/Palm court Jazz Band
13 Lucien Barbarin w/Sunday Night Swingsters
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 11-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 11-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.
No Cover
(504) 553-2299
Friday, February 11
5pm - The Professor Piano Series
8pm - Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown
12 Midnight - Burlesque Ballroom featuring Trixie Minx and Linnzi Zaorski

Saturday, February 12
8pm - Don Vappie
12 Midnight -  Brass Band Jam featuring Kinfolk Brass Band

Sunday, February 13
7pm - Tyler's Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle and Paul Longstreth

Monday, February 14
8pm - A Night of Love Songs featuring Bob French and The Original  
Tuxedo Jazz Band

Tuesday, February 15
8pm - Jason Marsalis
Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys
Friday, February 11 • 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Rock n Bowl
3016 S. Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA

The Maison
        508 Frenchmen St
 New Orleans
Friday feb 11th 7pm Kristina Morales
10pm Booty Trove
  12am Yojimbo

Saturday feb 12th 7pm Barry Stephenson's Pocket
  10pm Jeremy Phipps and The Outsiders
12am One Mind Brass Band

Sunday feb 13th 10pm Corporate America

  726 St. Peter Street
  New Orleans, LA  70116
  (504) 522-2841
  [email protected]
  Friday, February 11 @ 8pm

  The Preservation Hall Jazz Masters

  Featuring: Leroy Jones

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

  Saturday, February 12 @ 8pm

  THE Preservation Hall Jazz Band

  Featuring: Mark Braud

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

  Sunday, February 13 @ 8pm

  The St. Peter Street All-Stars

  Featuring: Lars Edegran

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

  Monday, February 14 @ 8pm

  The St. Peter Street Playboys

  Featuring: Maynard Chatters

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

11 @ 5 - Happy Hour w/Sweet Olive String Band

11 @ 8 - Paul Sanchez

11 @ 10 - Ramblin' Letters String Band

12 @ 10 - Grayson Capps & Lost Cause Minstrels

14 @ 8 - Jon Cleary - solo
THREE TALL WOMEN, by Edward Albee
Today at 8:00pm - February 26 at 10:30pm
The Shadowbox Theatre
2400 St. Claude Ave. at St. Roch (look for the Marquer Drugs sign)
New Orleans, LA
Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band
With this being Valentine's Day weekend, come out and celebrate with that special someone... wife, husband, mistress, sub, whatever....

Saturday, February 12
BMC (Balcony Music Club)
6:45 - 9:15 pm
No cover, big dance floor, hot staff, and bad jokes. Come on out!

Monday, February 14
Valentine's Day
The Maison on Frenchmen
7:00 - 10:00 pm
Candlelit tables, deep red tableclothes, fine cuisine (for bar food), plus beautiful and sultry songs to inspire the mood. And maybe a little trombone....
No cover, lots of room to slow dance, and dark corners with couches to makeout

Saturday 2-12-11
SweetArts 2011: A CAC fundraiser
Saturday, February 12, 9pm - midnight
900 Camp Street in the CAC Warehouse
SweetArts 2011 will feature classic dishes by top New Orleans chefs from Atchafalaya, be sweet Cupcakes, Commander's Palace, Creole Creamery, Dominique's on Magazine, Emeril's. Feelings Café, Galatoire's, Herbsaint, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, La Petite Grocery, Lilette, Meson 923, New Orleans Ice Cream Co., Pascal's Manale, The Pelican Club, Sylvain, and Upperline.  And look for mixologists from 5 hot local boutique bars.
Live entertainment: The Mod Dance Party's DJ Kristen & DJ Matty with guest DJ Pasta and the Mod Squad Dancers.
One-night only Interactive & Illuminated Art installations by:  Marcus Brown, Mark Kirk, Ashley Longshore, and CAC Burlesque Muse Trixie Minx.
The attire is GET LIT! Guests are encouraged to come in all black or all white. In the Blacklight Lounge, ourartists will adorn partygoers in color... with colorful hair, makeup and costume decorations.

Admission to the event includes open premium bar and complimentary cuisine from top local chefs
For info, visit or call the Contemporary Arts Center at 528-3805.
SweetArts celebrates individuals and organizations that embody the heart and soul of the New Orleans cultural arts community. This year's honorees are:
John Barnes, visual artist and educator
Ben Jaffe, Creative Director, Preservation Hall
New Orleans Arts District, represented by Denise Berthiaume and Jean Bragg
New Orleans Fringe Theater Festival, represented by Phil Cramer, Kristen Evans, Damon Rosenzweig & Emilie Whelan
Aimeé Farnet Siegel, arts patron
Derrick Tabb, Founder, Roots of Music
SweetArts 2011 marks the kickoff of the CAC's 35th Birthday Season!
Saturday, February 12
Kids Can Rock Too!
Kids can be part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras race weekend
excitement by participating in the Inaugural ING KiDS ROCK Mardi Gras.
ING KiDS ROCK, is a non-timed, non-competitive event for children in grades K- 7! Kids can become marathon finishers on race day by completing a
modified marathon training program in the weeks leading up to the race. Or,
they can simply choose to run the 1-mile course on race day.

Where: New Orleans City Park

When: No race day registration.

Who: For children in grades K - 7

How: Register online or head to the Health and Fitness Expo on Feb. 11 at the
Convention Center, there is no race day registraion.

Cost: $30 per child

For more info:
Kids can be part of the Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras race weekend excitement by participating in the Inaugural ING KiDS ROCK Mardi Gras. ING KiDS ROCK, is a non-timed, non-competitive event for children in grades K - 7! Kids can become marathon finishers on race day by completing a modified marathon training program in the weeks leading up to the race. Or, they can simply choose to run the 1-mile course on race day.
•    Date: Saturday, February 12
•    Location: City Park
•    Race Schedule:9:00 am - 10:15 am; See below
•    Distance: 1 mile run (1st - 7th grade); ½ mile (Kindergarten)
•    Rewards: All participants receive T-shirt, goodie bag, official race number, finisher's medal, post-race refreshments

Read more: Schedule#ixzz1DeXuVeei
New Orleans Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls
New Orleans Arena
New Orleans, LA
Sat, Feb 12, 2011 07:00 PM
 Valentine's Day
@ the Hive
Rally towels to the
first 8,000 fans
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
Saturday, February 12
Storytimes at Octavia Books
Meet a dynamic duo: children's author and storyteller Dianne de Las Casas and
illustrator Marita Gentry for the release party of THERE'S A DRAGON IN
THE LIBRARY. Enjoy an interactive storytelling and live illustration
in an enchanting afternoon! Fresh and bright illustrations bring this story of
library adventure to life as Max, a young boy discovers something amazing on
one of the library's bookcases!  Find out what!!

Where: Octavia Books, Uptown on 513 Octavia Street (corner of Laurel)

When: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Who: Recommended for young children.

How: Show up!!

Cost: Free event!

For more info: or 899.7323


Sunday 2-13-11
Big One
The Day Before Valentine's Day
Get Advance Tickets Now

King Cake Kick-Off
Sunday, February 13, 2011
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
438 Olivier Street
New Orleans, LA, 70114

Featuring Benny Grunch & Da Bunch
Hot Dogs | Chili | Baked Beans | King Cake
Soft Drinks
Abita Amber & Mardi Gras Bock Draft
Sunday, February 13
The Harlem Globetrotters Celebrate "4 Times the Fun" Tour
The Harlem Globetrotters, known worldwide for thrilling fans young and old
will change the game of basketball yet again. This season the Globetrotters
will feature the first-ever 4-point shot as part of every game.
  Be prepared to bring either a ball, t-shirt, or  something as players make
themselves very accessible to autographs after the shoe, every kid's dream!!

Where: New Orleans Arena

When: 3:00 PM

Who: Fun for the whole family!!

How: Admission required.
Tickets are available online at
It's New Orleans Hornets Day at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans from Noon to 4 pm and the Zoo will be buzzing with special appearances, games and performances. This event is free with Zoo admission!
Also, as part of Audubon Nature Institute's ongoing celebration of Black History, visitors ages 5-17 can take part in a Black History Scavenger Hunt and register to win a free family membership! Local African American Firsts will also be honored at a special ceremony during this event.
Here's what's on the schedule from Noon to 4 pm:
Appearances by Hornets players (times to be announced)
Performances by the Honeybees and the Stingers
Live music
Interactive games
Hornets Bookmobile
Bee-Fit Zone
Buzz Patrol fun
Hugo and Air Hugo
Face Painting
Hair Spray station
Sport Court
Merchandise for sale
Lots more!
Be among the first 500 guests and receive TWO complimentary tickets (per party) to the Hornets versus Mavericks game on Wednesday, March 9, 2011!  Available while supplies last.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Country Club
634 Louisa St
New Orleans, LA, 70117

Love is in the Air. . . and the Hair, Heels, Make Up and Mimosas!

Coca and the girlie gang will show us the LOVE this upcoming  
Valentine's with a stunning Drag Brunch.. The ladies will put on  
several fabulous floor shows, singing, sashaying and serving up a  
delicious Sunday brunch from 11AM until 3PM. All you can eat buffet  
and bottomless mimosas!


Trinity Artist Series
1329 Jackson Avenue - New Orleans -Call: Albinas [email protected]
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
No Plans for V-Day?
Join Us for Girls' Night Out!
Monday, February 14,  5pm - 9pm
Complimentary Mar-Go-Ritas & Wine
Gourmet Chocolates & Other Fun Nibbles
Raffle Drawings Every Half Hour
*EXTRA SPECIAL* Promotion Just During Those 4 Hours!
Grab Your Friends ... Get Out of the House ... Come Join the Par-Tay!
We'll Show You Some "Lovin'" of a Different Kind!
(The great-deals-and-lots-of-vino kind.)
Feet First, Inc.
4119 Magazine Street
New Orleans
Kinder Garden: "Winter-in-the-Garden"
Tuesdays, February 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
All That Glitters: Carnival Jewelry from the Golden Age
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, 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
John Rankin
The Columns Hotel
Tuesdays 8 to 11 pm
No cover, as in free

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?
Krewe of Cork
Friday, February 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
"Wine, Food, Fun" is the slogan of the Krewe of Cork, an eleven-year-old Carnival walking parade that takes to the streets of the French Quarter eleven days before Fat Tuesday every year. But even though "Wine" is listed first, "the emphasis is on 'Fun,'" according to K of C co-founder and King, Patrick van Hoorebeek.
"Fun" was the krewe's true intent when a handful of French Quarter oenophiles got together at a well-known French Quarter restaurant to start the Krewe in 2000 deciding to join the Mardi Gras madness with their own celebration of life's epicurean delights. The krewe began its walking parade in 2001 on the Friday that falls a week before Carnival's final weekend, then it expanded beyond Mardi Gras and started parading on Royal Street during the annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience every May.
This year's parade is on Friday, February 25. Van Hoorebeek is the krewe's perennial king but each year a new queen is selected. Membership in the krewe has grown rapidly over the years to its present 540 members.
The parade, accompanied by a 12-piece band, begins around 2:00 p.m. in front of The Court of Two Sisters and takes in the French Quarter's key streets - Royal, Bourbon and Dauphine - ending at The Royal Sonesta for the King and Queens party.. They are also accompanied by "wine police" on golf carts, whose motto is "To serve and pour," and they are responsible for filling krewe members' wine glasses and keeping them supplied with bottled water. Unlike other Carnival krewes, the Cork parades keep the same theme each year, and paraders must wear costumes with a wine-related theme.
The parade's Grand Marshal is a different vintner each year. Parading members throw doubloons, beads and special krewe medallions featuring their logo; a pair of wine bottles over a bunch of grapes.
For more detailed information and a parade route map visit
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.

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