8 p.m. Thu.-Sat.; 6 p.m. Fri.
Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com
After a distinguished tenure at New York's Algonquin Hotel in the 1970s, pianist/singer Steve Ross was privileged to live in and perhaps also confined to the few cities that support the urbane art of cabaret: New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney among them — not bad destinations. Catch his flair for the sophisticated side of the American songbook in this rare visit. Tickets $50 New Year's Eve (includes $10 drink credit), $38 Fri.-Sun. (includes $5 bar credit).