Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thursday Fun Stuff (it's almost TGIF)!!

Ohhhh...I'm recovering from the fun time at Wednesday at the Square, but you gotta move on.....It's Thursday and the usual fun free stuff is going on - and it also looks like this nasty rain will be out of here - so get ready for a fun evening!

Fun Thursday Events

Be sure to check out the Ogden Museum of Southern Art this evening for Ogden After Hours. It's going to be singer/songwriter night with James Low...and my husband will be doing the interview - so it's gonna be a good one! If you have a little time to kill before the show - run by the Circle Bar (on Lee's Circle) and get a drink - they're happy hour is mighty fine!

The Mid-City Farmer's Market - 3:00 to 7:00 at Orleans Avenue and Bayou St. John. You can also stop by Cork and Bottle for a FREE wine tasting from 5:00 to 7:00, nice!! You should definitely head on down for some good food, wine and music!

The Twilight Series at City Park Botanical Gardens has started up with the Pfister Sisters - I think it will be a beautiful night to enjoy the park - concert starts at 6:00 pm.  (and maybe you can even drive around and get a sneak peak of the fancy new dog park - City Bark!! - grand opening is this Saturday)

As always check out Offbeat for a complete list of fun events....but start planning for the weekend today - there is soooo much to do!!!

What's Happenin' this Weekend!!

Louisiana Oyster Jubilee 2010 - Check this out on Saturday - it's the 300 block of Bourbon Street from 11 - 12:30 pm.
The Jubilee is the biggest oyster party in New Orleans and will feature the Longest Oyster Po-Boy, built by over twenty of New Orleans' renowned restaurants. The colossal Po-Boy will be stuffed with 5,500 locally harvested oysters and sprawl across 340 feet of Bourbon Street. After the ceremonial cutting, the po-boy will be distributed to oyster lovers and is expected to be devoured within minutes. The Storyville Stompers Brass Band will perform as oyster aficionados celebrate the momentous occasion.

After all that oyster fun - Second line over at 12:15 to the Road Food Fest on the 400 - 700 block of Royal!

The Road Food Fest is Saturday 11 AM to 7 PM and Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM - FREE ADMISSION!  The fest is 5 blocks of Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter and it will be the home of 20 vendors serving regional specialties, only available in Louisiana!  (For complete info - click on the link above).

Check out the food - yummm!!!
  • Shrimp Uggie made by Anthony and Gail Uglesich, who are coming out of retirement to participate
  • Louie Mueller's Texas barbecue and hot sausage
  • Maine Diner seafood chowder
  • Que Crawl Truck Cochon de lait po boy
  • Bud Royer's Pecan Pie from the heart of Texas - a la mode
  • Louisiana Meat Pies and Crawfish Pies from Lasyone's of Nachitoches
Okay, if you're more of a history buff....check out the event happening at the Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal Street (conveniently located on the same blocks as the Road Food Fest).... There will be a presentation and book signing with Jeffrey H. Jackson author of Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910 - Saturday at12:00 p.m.  (Be sure to click on the above link for more info).

As for festivals - there's soooo much going on...The Louisiana Crawfish Fest in Chalmette, a Nola Brewing Easter Keg Hunt,  the Mardi Gras Indians are doing the delayed Super Sunday, the Noo Moon Land of Nod Experience is happening at Dutch Alley at the French Market from noon to 9:00 pm...

Okay - I must be moving check out all the good stuff....there's lots to do!!

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