New Orleans music calendar for March 21-27, 2013

THURSDAY

COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE: 4 p.m.-8 p.m., The Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., New Orleans. The Youth Orchestra of the Lower 9th Ward fundraiser. Suggested donation is $5. Volunteers needed. For information, call (504) 525-5515.

OGDEN AFTER HOURS: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University Of New Orleans, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Performance by John Boutte. (504) 539-9613.

THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT SERIES: 5 p.m., gates open; 6 p.m. performance begins, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. New Leviathann Oriental Fox Trot Orchestra. $10, adults; $3, children ages 5-12. http://www.neworleanscitypark/garden.

SLEEPING WITH SIRENS: 6 p.m., House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. http://www.houseofblues.com or (504) 310-4999.

ALICIA KEYS WITH MIGUEL: 7 p.m., New Orleans Arena, Howard Avenue, New Orleans. http://www.neworleansarena.com.

JAZZ UNDERGROUND SERIES PRESENTS THE GENIUS OF ELLIS MARSALIS: 7:30 p.m., Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Celebrated jazz patriarch and Loyola alumnus Ellis Marsalis M.M.E. ’86 will lead an ensemble of jazz students in a rousing program of classic jazz standards and iconic original compositions. $10, general admission; $5, Loyola faculty and staff, and free for Loyola students. http://montage.loyno.edu or (504) 865-2074. Cash only sales will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance.

FEED ME: 9 p.m., House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. http://www.houseofblues.com or (504) 310-4999.

THE TRIO WITH JOHNNY VIDACOVICH AND ROBERT WALTER!: 11 p.m., Maple Leaf, 8316 Oak St., New Orleans. $10.

FRIDAY

DEACON JOHN AND THE IVORIES: 7 p.m.; Doors open at 6:15 p.m., Old U.S. Mint, Third-Floor Performance Space, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $20 for Friends of the Cabildo and Louisiana Museum Foundation Members. (504) 523-3939 or http://www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

BRASS BASH 2013: 6:30 p.m., One- Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., New Orleans, Brass Bash 2013! Featuring: The Nichol Lebrun and Lizzy Shepherd Duo, Brass-a-holics, One Mind Brass Band. http://www.oneeyedjacks.net.

TRACORUM: 10 p.m., The Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., New Orleans $5. http://www.therustynail.org.

THE RAMBLIN’ LETTERS: 11 p.m., Le Bon Temps Roule, 4801 Magazine St., New Orleans. (504) 895-8117 or http://www.myspace.com/4801magazine.

FRIDAY AND SUNDAY

MY WAY — A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA: 6 p.m. dinner seating; 8 p.m. show, Friday; 11 a.m. brunch seating Sunday, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Four singers will bring Sinatra’s repertoire to life. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

SATURDAY

ERIC CLAPTON: 7:30 p.m., New Orleans Arena, Howard Avenue, New Orleans. http://www.neworleansarena.com.

TRACORUM: 9 p.m., Balcony Music Club, 1331 Decatur St., New Orleans. (504) 522-2940.

THE SCORSESES: 9 p.m., The Hangar, 1511 S. Rendon St., New Orleans. $10. http://www.myspace.com/thehangarnola.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

CONGO SQUARE NEW WORLD RHYTHMS FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m., Louis Armstrong Park, 901 N. Rampart St., New Orleans Free. http://www.jazzandheritage.org/congo-square.

MONDAY

HOT CHIP: 9 p.m., House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. http://www.houseofblues.com or (504) 310-4999.

TUESDAY

THE ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC: 6:30 p.m., The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, 1901 Bartholomew St., New Orleans. Performance by Little Freddie King. $3, general admission; $35, advanced reserved seating. (504) 940-3400 or http://www.ellismarsaliscenter.org.

WEDNESDAY

THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT A SALUTE TO OUR HEROES: 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The vocal trio’s musical journey salutes the military and homefront heroes in all eras. http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

YLC WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE — MARCIA BALL TO PERFORM: 5 p.m., Lafayette Square on St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 585-1500. Free. http://www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.

OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET: 7 p.m., Puccini Bar, Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Songs from “Madame Butterfly” performed by the New Orleans Opera Association. Free.

LIVE MUSIC VENUES

AMPERSAND: 1100 Tulane Ave., New Orleans. http://www.clubampersand.com.

BALCONY MUSIC CLUB: 1331 Decatur St., New Orleans. (504) 522-2940.

BANKS STREET BAR AND GRILL: 4401 Banks St., New Orleans. Free live music. Wednesdays, Major Bacon with free BLTs. http://www.banksstreetbarandgrill.com or (504) 486-0258.

THE BLUE NILE: 532 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. Live music Tuesday through Sunday. Featuring Open Ears Music Series, Tuesday at 10 p.m. with free live music in the balcony room. (504) 948-2583 or http://bluenilelive.com.

BULLET’S SPORTS BAR: 2441 A.P. Tureaud Ave., New Orleans. (504) 948-4003.

CAFE ISTANBUL: New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Live music, theatre, films and poetry. Thursdays, Michaela Harrison, $5. http://cafeistanbulnola.com.

CHECK POINT CHARLIE: 501 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. (504) 281-4847.

CHICKIE WAH WAH: 2828 Canal St., New Orleans. Live music, food, full bar. (504) 304-4714. http://www.chickiewahwah.com.

CIRCLE BAR: 1032 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Live music. Full bar. (504) 588-2616.

CLEVER WINE BAR: 3700 Orleans Ave. No. 1C, New Orleans. Live local performers every Monday. (504) 483-6314. http://www.cbwines.com.

THE CYPRESS: 3612 Hessmer Ave., Metairie. http://www.facebook.com/thecypressvenue.

DBA: 618 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. (504) 942-3731. http://dbabars.com.

THE DIVE BAR: 3408 28th St., Metairie. (504) 324-9428.

THE HANGAR: 1511 S. Rendon St., New Orleans. http://www.myspace.com/thehangarnola.

THE HI HO LOUNGE: 2239 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. (504) 945-4446 or http://www.hiholounge.net.

HOUSE OF BLUES: 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. http://www.houseofblues.com or (504) 310-4999.

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF: 907 St. Peters St., New Orleans. http://www.thehowlinwolf.com or (504) 415-3514.

LE BON TEMPS ROULE: 4801 Magazine St., New Orleans (504) 895-8117.

THE LITTLE GEM SALOON: 445 S. Rampart St., New Orleans. Restaurant on the first level with live jazz during happy hour 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Upstairs in the Ramp room, ticketed events several nights a week. Sunday jazz brunch each week for $35, $15 Build Your Own Bloody Bar and $12 Bottomless Bubbles Bar. http://www.littlegemsaloon.com or (504) 495-4995.

THE MAISON: 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. Restaurant, bar, live music. http://maisonfrenchmen.com or (504) 371-5543.

THE MAPLE LEAF BAR: 8316 Oak St., New Orleans. Sundays, Joe Krown Trio with Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste. Free boiled shrimp and exotic meats with paid admission, $8. Mondays, Papa Grows Funk. Tuesdays, Rebirth Brass Band. Wednesdays, Honey Island Swamp Band. Thursdays, The Trio featuring Johnny V & Special Guests. Fridays, Papa Mali & Double Uptown Shotgun. (504) 866-9359.

ONE-EYED JACKS: 615 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Fast Times 80s night every Thursday. Touring alternative acts. http://www.oneeyedjacks.net. (504) 569-8361.

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFÉ: 1204 Decatur St., New Orleans. Live jazz Wednesdays-Sundays. (504) 525-02000. http://www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com.

PRESERVATION HALL: 726 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Live jazz nightly from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. $15 admission. All ages welcome. (504) 522-2841. http://www.preservationhall.com.

PUBLIQ HOUSE: 4528 Freret St., New Orleans. http://www.publiqhouse.com.

REPUBLIC NEW ORLEANS: 828 S. Peters St., New Orleans. http://www.republicnola.com.

RIVER SHACK TAVERN: 3449 River Road, Jefferson. Live local music, drinks and food. (504) 834-4938 or http://www.therivershacktavern.com.

ROCK N’ BOWL: 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Bowling, food and live music. (504) 861-1700 or http://www.rocknbowl.com.

THE RUSTY NAIL: 1100 Constance St., New Orleans. http://www.therustynail.biz.

SAINT BAR & LOUNGE: 961 St. Mary St., New Orleans. (504) 523-0050 or http://www.thesaintneworleans.com.

SIBERIA: 2227 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Trivia, comedy and live music. http://siberianola.com.

SNUG HARBOR: 626 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. Live jazz nightly. Restaurant and bar. (504) 949-0696.

THE SPOTTED CAT: 623 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. Live jazz and blues. http://www.spottedcatmusicclub.com.

TIPITINA’S UPTOWN: 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. http://www.tipitinas.com.

THREE MUSES: 536 Frenchmen St., New Orleans. http://www.thethreemuses.com.