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1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd (11:00 AM- 11:00 PM)
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is inviting Grecophiles of all ages out to Bayou St. John for goat burgers, traditional music and dancing, and regional libations
The Convention Center (2:00PM- 5:00 PM)
An experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs, with live music by The Nigel Hall Band
Michalopoulos Studio (2:00PM and 8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Zephyr Field (4:00PM and 6:00 PM)
New Orleans baseball against the Omaha Storm Chasers
Gerken Bike’s 5 Year Anniversary Party
Gerken Bike’s Back Yard (7:00 PM)
Drinks! Snacks! Thanks! And music by Raya Brass Band and others
Tulane University’s Dixon Hall (8:00 PM)
The final evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Howlin’ Wolf (9:00 PM)
A funky two night celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary
Hi- Ho Lounge (11:00 PM)
Weekly dance party with the Queen of Soul
While walking through the SDT-cleaned phantom streets of the French Quarter/Marigny this Halloween weekend (and wondering about the intelligence of the idiot that decided it would be a great idea to sell laughing gas filled balloons on Frenchman Street), I was shocked at the ingenuity displayed by some of our locale’s leaders when it came to their choice of costumes.
Who would have surmised that our state’s tea party-loving governor, Piyush “Bobby” Jindal , would have taken time out from his multi-state jaunt campaigning for fellow elephant lovin’ compatriots? But lo and behold there he was strolling through the FQ on Saturday night. At least, I could swear it was him adorned in the apropos costume of Two Face from the Batman movie series. What a fitting mask for our presidential wannabe; a perfect accoutrement for the man who tells his fellow solons to quit whining about billions of dollars in pending state budget cuts, yet refuses to provide details of his own budget plan. All the while, he launches website attacks against any other elected official who has the audacity to publicly unveil their own budgetary proposals. Duplicity becomes you, Bobby. So, too, does the mask of the man who wears two faces.
Obviously enjoying the respite provided via a bye week, the notorious “Mad Hatter”, Les Miles, was also witnessed sashaying down Bourbon Street, resplendent in his costume choice that left a trail of hay in his wake. Les was oblivious to the laughter inducing wardrobe selection he opted for, given his choice of the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz. Upon gazing at Les, the refrain of that timeless classic, “If I only had a brain…” played through my mind , solely interrupted by my query to him, “Hey Les, got the time?”
Local solons were also in view, with our newly elected mayor, Mitch Landrieu, providing the star quotient on Decatur. At first, I was slightly puzzled by da Mayor’s duds, but after a few more adult beverages, the genius of his sartorial splendor dawned upon me.
Truly, a fairy godmother get up reflects what many local pundits have opined about Landrieu’s proposed city budget, given its reliance upon a huge increase in property taxes, and the populace’s disdain for the same.
In hindsight, perhaps a genie costume would have been more befitting Mayor Mitch, since then he would three wishes to utilize for the city’s fiscal ills.
Gridiron hero Drew Brees was seen gallavanting around town, impersonating an ancient greek. No, not Zeus, but the lesser known Diogenes. However, instead of looking for the honest man, Brees’ version of the lantern-baring Greek icon, was searching for the equally illusive Saints’ offense.
Finally, and epitomizing the adage "What’s good for the goose...," yours truly was also spotted holding the banner in front of the Floozie Kazoozies in the Monoghan parade on Sunday. Unfortuantely, no costume could do my face justice, so I went au natural.
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