But can you buy beer there?
The New Orleans Saints take on the Chicago Bears (Nov. 7) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Dec. 4) in Tiger Stadium. That is, Death Valley. Home of 2004 SEC Champion LSU Tigers. Maybe the good gris-gris will rub off on the boys in black and gold as they play to a semi-hometown crowd. .
All the Right Moves
Baton Rouge-based contemporary dance-theater company Of Moving Colors Productions is presenting “Kaleidoscope 2005 - a choreographer’s showcase,” on Nov. 13 at the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts. This show gives choreographers from around the state an opportunity to share their work, and OMC is teaming with the New Orleans Ballet Association to bring in displaced artists to perform solos, duets and ensemble works. Information, (225) 344-0334.
34 and up
Destrehan Plantation offers a good, old-fashioned fall fest Nov. 12-13 on its grounds on River Road. The 34th annual festival will feature an antiques mall, 175 artists and crafts vendors, entertainment, historical re-enactments in the Heritage Village, and children’s activities, as well as a “Cajun and Creole Food Park.” Admission is $5 per person; tours of the plantation house are available for an additional fee. .
Down by the river
Art lovers get their chance to stroll North Columbia Street in old Covington during the Covington Three Rivers Art Festival, held Nov. 12-13. Art by 150 artists lines the street and shops are open to patrons. Get ready to cast your eye (and perhaps your credit card) on paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry and other art forms. Admission is free. (985) 871-4141 or .
This month, music and theater take center stage at the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts. First is the Wednesday-night jazz series - Nov. 2, Nov. 23 and Nov. 30 - featuring displaced musicians from New Orleans; “MacHomer,” Nov. 9-10, is a one-man vocal and theatrical performance of “MacBeth”; “Louisiana Crossroads” features the Sue Foley Band Nov. 11, “Recycled Percussion” Nov. 12 and the Hackberry Ramblers Nov. 20. Information, (225) 344-0334.
Knock on Wood
Cruising into Madisonville Nov. 19-20 is the annual Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival. Classic wooden boats, food, artists and children’s activities will line the Tchefuncte River, with a number of other activities at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, which benefits from the event. Information, (985) 845-9200.
As the Louisiana Carnival’s biggest parade, which starts in New Orleans' Mid-City neighborhood and heads through the Central Business District toward the Superdome, the magic happens on the floats, in the streets and beyond.