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Get an inside look at some beautiful private residences on Sunday, May 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Friends of the Cabildo (523-3939; 2009 Spring Home Tour in the French Quarter. Self-guided tours start at 1020 Esplanade Ave. Tickets are $35 per person in advance and $45 per person the day of the event.

Moving up while sizing down in equal elegance, comfort and style is the theme of the Spring Home Tour at Lambeth House (150 Broadway St., 865-1960;, a 12-story retirement community, on Sunday, May 17, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Salt Optics and St. Charles Vision will host a trunk show at Loa Bar in the International House Hotel (221 Camp St.) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. Enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary cocktail as you peruse Salt's 2009 eyewear collection. Three pairs of glasses will be given away. Call 866-6311 for more information.

The Hotel Monteleone (214 Royal St., 523-3341; will host a 60th anniversary celebration of the Carousel Bar to benefit City Park on Thursday, May 21, starting at 5 p.m.

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