Sunday, May 30, 2010

Time to Protest...Down with BP!!

Good Morning Everybody!  Hope you're having a great weekend so far....If you missed Holla at the Gulf last night you missed an amazing show...with Dr. John, James Andrews and Walter Wolfman Washington...Much fun was had by all...Thanks Broussards, putting on this amazing benefit!!!

Now on to Sunday's events....Please get out there and show BP how we really feel about them, and make your voice be heard!!!

Starting off with a Jazz Funeral for Joan of Arc....starting off at 12:30 at the front of the Joan of Arc Statue (of course) in the French Market.....Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake 579 years ago this Sunday, and the Krewe of Jeanne d'Arc wants to honor her in New Orleans fashion with a jazz funeral.  In addition to honoring her sainthood, the Krewe will ask for Joan to intercede on the Gulf Coast's behalf in light of the BP oil spill...Come down and show your support!!



And if you're already in the Quarter you're not too far from the big protest today at Jackson Square...The BP Oil Flood Protest kicks off at 1:00 pm at Jackson Square!!!  Demand the Federal Government and BP devote all possible and available resources to stopping the continued outpouring of crude oil into our waters of the Gulf of Mexico NOW!!!!!  For more info contact bpoilflood@gmail.com.
 
After you've shown BP where you really want them to go.....(and that's no place nice)....Support our local festivals with the the third day of the fabulous Greek Fest (on the corner of Robert E. Lee and St. Bernard) with this year's Greece on the Bayou...Went there last night, and there is plenty of food, music, dancing and crafts!  Make sure you stock up on some ouzo - OPA!!

And if you're looking for a great little road trip...(it's really not that far)...You've got to go to the Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival, and support Louisiana's local fisherman...There's gonna be delicious food (of course), music, crafts and more!!  Click on the link for more details...but the fun gets going tonight and lasts all weekend long!  Today's events round out with a great concert by the Honey Island Swamp Band starting up at 6:00 pm so don't miss it!

If you're looking enough not to have to work tomorrow...be sure to check out the WWOZ Livewire for more fun stuff going on tonight!!  I know for sure, the Mother in Law Lounge is having quite the get together with BBQ and fun...so you should head on down early this evening! 

And tomorrow don't forget why we have off of work tomorrow, and remember those men and women who fought for our freedoms...including the freedom to protest those horrible, rancid BP oil guys........Have a great day ya'll.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Holla at the Gulf Tonight!!!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everybody!!

There are plenty of fun events going on this weekend!!

It's the second day of the fabulous Greek Fest (on the corner of Robert E. Lee and St. Bernard) with this year's Greece on the Bayou...Went there last night, and there is plenty of food, music, dancing and crafts!  Make sure you stock up on some ouzo - OPA!!

And if you're looking for a great little road trip...(it's really not that far)...You've got to go to the Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival, and support Louisiana's local fisherman...There's gonna be delicious food (of course), music, crafts and more!!  Click on the link for more details...but the fun gets going tonight and lasts all weekend long!!!

Come join the New Orleans String Project (NOSP)  from 12pm-6pm on Saturday May 29th at Washington Square Park on Frenchmen and Royal Street for the 5th Annual Crawfish Boil. This exciting fundraiser will feature live music performed by the children with special performance by Sharon Martin.  This fun family event will include games and arts and crafts for children of all ages. Come take a chance on some of the great items that will be raffled off during the festival. All the proceeds from the Crawfish Boil will help continue NOSP commitment of providing music lessons to all children.
 
Don't forget the Arts Market of New Orleans at Palmer Park (corner of S. Claiborne and S. Carrollton from 10 am to 4:00 pm today!!  Free and open to the public!  Whether you're looking for metal art by Travis Linde, traditional  handmade belts by Bob Friedrich of Crescent Belt, or a "Trish Fish"  made of recycled materials by debris artist Trish Ransom this month's  Arts Market of New Orleans has something for all types of Dads. Discover distinctive gifts that celebrate the unique style of your Dad this Father's Day with locally handcrafted treasures.  Choose from glass, metal, wood and leather art  to paintings, photographs, yard decor and more created by more than  100 of the region's best artists. Plus live music, food and drink from  your favorite local restaurants, and exciting and educational kid's activities.

Come enjoy the music & seafood that has always been Louisiana's voice to the rest of the world!! It's "Holla at the Gulf" from 7:00 to 11:00 pm at Broussard's on 819 Conti....Come enjoy Chef Tori Stewart's specialties along with hand crafted Bacardi and Grey Goose cocktails and they'll be music from the one and only Walter Wolfman Washington...all this for the low price of $40 and you're helping out the Gulf Aid Relief Foundation!!  For more info call 504-581-3866.

And of course, don't forget the really big show at Tipitina's tonight!!  It's the 27th Anniversary of the Rebirth Brass Band!!  Things get kickin' around 10ish...and Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives and Lingo open up this show...Don't miss it!!

If you're looking for more fun stuff to do today...be sure to check out the WWOZ Livewire...to see what's going on!!  Have a great Saturday!

Friday, May 28, 2010

OPA!!

Happy Friday and long weekend!!!

Let's see what's happenin' to kick off the Memorial Day weekend!

Friday Events

Well, if it's Memorial Day weekend it can only mean one thing...and that's Greek Fest (1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd.)....Come out and Experience Greece on the Bayou, the annual Hellenic party with a uniquely New Orleans flair!  Join the fun for delicious food, delightful drinks, and entertainment the entire family will enjoy.  (Entrance fee is only $5...and children under 12 get in FREE!) The fest runs all weekend, and tonight things get kickin' at 5:00 pm...Oh....and make sure you check out the ouzo daiquiri...it's a good one!

In the Bayou area??  Be sure to stop by the Pitot House (1440 Moss St.) for the Louisiana Landmarks Society and the New Orleans Nine Selection Committee for a reception for the release of The New Orleans Nine (9) Most Endangered Sites for 2010...the reception is from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  For more info call 482-0312.

And if you're looking for a great little road trip...(it's really not that far)...You've got to go to the Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival, and support Louisiana's local fisherman...There's gonna be delicious food (of course), music, crafts and more!!  Click on the link for more details...but the fun gets going tonight and lasts all weekend long!!!

That should get you going this weekend...if you're looking for musical fun be sure to click on the WWOZ Livewire..and make sure you tune in to www.WWOZ.org today from 11- 2 pm for the best music show in town..The Louisiana Music Party with your host Bill deTurk!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wine, Music and Free Food!

Good Morning Everybody,

Here's the Thursday fun stuff going on today!!

Thursday Events

This evening is the Royal Street Stroll sponsored by Rouses the fun starts up at 5:30pm and goes until 8:30pm at the 300 Royal Street, The Wine and Food Experience Event brings together New Orleans' greatest gifts: rare antiques, fine art, live jazz and stunning historic architecture with the world's outstanding wines. Shop the enchanting galleries of Royal Street while experiencing wine offerings at each stop, as live jazz music fills the air. As always, the Krewe of Cork will parade down Royal Street to add to the fun!

At the event, in exchange for your ticket, you will receive a 2010 Wine Glass & Wristband that allows you receive wine & food offerings.  Tickets are $75 per person in advance ($90 on-site), available at NOWFE....If you're poor like me and can't afford the wristband...be sure to head down anyway and support the shops and establishments on Royal this evening...it's a fun event!!!

Looking for some free wine to taste??   Stop by Cork and Bottle around 5:00 pm in Mid-City, and be sure to stop by the Crescent City Farmer's Market and patronize local Louisiana vendors with fresh veggies, seafood and more!

Need a little culture and music? You gotta go to the show at the Ogden Southern Museum of Art better known as Ogden after Hours.  The concert starts up at 6:00 pm. with Jazz prodigy Jeremy Marx and his Trio....so come on down for some music, culture and fun! (remember if you get down there early - go grab a cocktail at the Circle Bar on Lee's Circle...one of the best happy hours in town!)

Go hang out at City Park this evening for The Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series with Don Vappie, banjo player extraordinaire! The gates open up at 5:00 pm and the performance starts at 6:00 pm in the City Park Botanical Garden Pavilion of the Two Sisters...There is an admission charge, but hey, it's helping the Park out..so....it's a good thing...$8 for adults and $3 for children.

Join Harrah's  on Fulton Square this Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for the last installment of Bugs, Buds and Bands with Kim Carson!! Enjoy music, beer, and crawfish "with all the fixin's" with special deals for Harrah's Total Rewards members (the crawfish is a $1.00 a pound!!)

Free crawfish is happenin' this evening at Maison Frenchmen on Frenchmen Street (of course) tonight at 7:00 pm!  Bar patrons can load up on crawfish and stay on for the brass band beat of the Young Fellaz at 10 pm.

And last on my list of fun things to do this Thursday is a super fun evening at the Mother-in Law Lounge on 1500 N. Claiborne with Guitar Slim, Jr. and friends from 7:00 to 10:00 pm....For only $5.00 you're gonna some amazing BBQ, Antoinette K-Doe's famous red beans (and let me tell you they are YUMMY!!!)  Please come on down and show your support for this local treasure!!

And besides all that....there's the usual Thursday nite fun stuff. Make sure to stop by  Vaughn's for Kermit Ruffins...cause there ain't nothin' more New Orleans than Vaughn's on a Thursday night!

That should keep you going this evening, and if you need more fun check out the WWOZ Livewire music listings!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Makin' Groceries, Music and Sex in the City!

Hey Everybody,

It's another fun filled Wednesday, so let's see what's happenin' today!

Wednesday Events

Early in the day you can check out the Fundraiser for New Orleans Musicians Clinic with Armand St. Martin's Maison C'est Bon Jazz Trio....1:00pm at Whole Foods on Magazine....The Whole Foods Market will be donating 5% of their proceeds to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. If you are thinking of stocking up on groceries for the long Memorial Day weekend this coming week, think about shopping at the Whole Foods Market today.....You can shop or eat lunch while enjoying the jazzy sounds of Armand St. Martin's Maison C'est Bon Jazz Trio!!

It's another installment of Wednesday at the Square....and this week we have the Bucktown Allstars plus Benny Grunch and the Bunch!  Things get kicked off at 5:00 and go all the way to 7:30.  Be sure to check out the cool art and yummy food while you're cruising around.

It's also the big Sex and the City 2 Chic Celebration from 8:00pm - 10:00pm at The Shops at Canal Place, Level 3.....Hit the red carpet in your stylish outfits that Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte would envy. Prizes will be given to the most deserving.  DJ spinning, Skyy Vodka pouring, paparazzi flashing...don't miss it!! 
 
Wednesday Evening Music

If you're in the Marigny be sure to go by dba for the early show at 7:00 pm.....the Mirlitones are on board to play...and this is always a fun one!

The Iguanas are Tex Mexin' it up at Chicke Wah Wah on Canal....the band gears up at 8:00 pm - so put on your dancing shoes and go check it out!

It's gonna be a great night in NOLA....so go check out your favorite New Orleans haunts, and the WWOZ Livewire for more fun stuff to do!  Until tomorrow....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Keepin' Cool on a Tuesday!

Good Morning Ya'll,

Here's what's up this Tuesday, if you're wanting to go out and about this evening!

Tuesday Fun Stuff

If you're looking for music this evening you have a bunch of choices!

Go by the Columns Hotel on St. Charles Avenue about 8:00ish and keep cool this evening with the great sounds of John Rankin, Clarence Johnson III, and a refreshing adult beverage!

Chickie Wah Wah on Canal has an early show with the fantastic trio of Anders Osborne, John Fohl, and Johnny Sansone starting up at 8:00 pm....it's always a great one, and there should be some yummy food available from the kitchen!

The Spotted Cat on Frenchmen has a full afternoon and evening of music with this lineup!  Brett Richardson 4:00 pm, Jerry Jumonville 6:00 pm, and the Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns 10:00 pm!

A stroll down Frenchmen Street should also take you by Yuki Izakaya for the talented accordian player Norbert Slama Trio at 8:00 pm...Norbert plays some incredible French inspired accordian!

If you're in the Carrollton area go by Ye Olde College Inn for some yummy dinner, and get a discounted ticket to the show at Rock 'N Bowl next door.  Tonight's show features the sweet sounds of Ingrid Lucia at 8:30 pm.

Have a wonderful Tuesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire link!

Monday, May 24, 2010

It's a Hot Monday!!

Happy Monday Everybody...Let's see what's goin' on this hot Monday!

Featured Monday Fun and Music

Head down to Metairie tonight for some great Italian fun...It's the Capri Blu Anniversary Party at Andrea's (3100 19th St)...The fun starts up at 5:00 pm and goes on until 7:00 pm with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, 2 for1 drink prices, $5 premiums..and much more!  You know Chef Andrea knows how to throw a party!


Be sure to go down River Road For some really cheap and yummy red beans and rice and the cool sounds of Amanda Walker....take a walk along the River Road levee this evening and make a stop at the River Shack Tavern...Amanda will be playing at 7:00 pm tonite! 

There's also some early fun in the Marigny with Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band at The Maison on Frenchmen...the party starts up around 7:00 pm for the weekly Monday Night Swing Dance.....No cover, food available, no smoking, and one big dance floor!!

If you're headed to the Quarter there's a few things you can do this evening.   Go down to hear another amazing early evening show with Bob French and the Original Tuxedo Band at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse show starts around 8:00 pm...with NO COVER.

There's always something fun happenin' at Chickie Wah Wah on Canal, tonight check out Sasha and Steve Masakowski about 7:00 pm...the kitchen should be cookin' up some yummy food too!

If you're lookin' for some bluegrass music this evening...you don't have to go too far to find it....Check out the Hi Ho Lounge on St. Claude and the Bluegrass Pickin' Party at 8:00 pm...there's no cover and FREE red beans at this show too!

If you're still on Frenchmen Street and be sure to make a stop by the Spotted Cat for the Jazz Vipers at 10:00 pm.....it's sure to be another great Monday evening show.

Have a great Monday and, as always, check out WWOZ Livewire for more music and fun stuff....until tomorrow.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Zulu, Rubber Ducks and Boogaloo!!

Happy Sunday Everybody!!  We just got a new addition to the family - so it's double happy!!  Welcome Dumpling!!

Get your day started off right at the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club 101 Anniversary Parade - Starting up at Noon.!!  Here's the details....Start up at Sweet Lorraine's (1931 St. Claude)...1st stop Sidney's Saloon (1200 St. Bernard)...Then pick up at The Other Place (1224 St. Bernard)...2nd Stop, Poor Boys....3rd Stop, the Autocrat Club (1725 St. Bernard)....4th Stop, Seal's Class Act (2169 Aubry)....5th Stop, Mickey's Playhouse (1939 Lapeyrouse).....6th Stop Jackie's Touch of Class Lounge (925 N. Claiborne)....7th Stop, Bertha's Place (1501 Basin)....8th Stop, Brother Melder (2420 Ursulines)...and disband at the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club on North Broad...This sounds like a fun way to spend your day!!

If you're looking for music, food, art and fun...go by the Bayou Boogaloo on Bayou St. John near Orleans Avenue.....Check out this line-up!!  

Arthur Clayton & Purposely Anointed 11-11:45 Lafitte
Topsy Chapman 12:45-1:45 Lafitte
Gravity A 2:45-3:45 Lafitte
Johnny Vidacovich Trio featuring
June Yamagishi and Keiko Komaki
4:45-5:45 Lafitte
High Ground Drifters 11:00-12:30 Dumaine
Egg Yolk Jubilee 12:45-2:15 Dumaine
Walter "Wolfman" Washington 2:30-3:45 Dumaine
Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra 4:00-5:30 Dumaine
To Be Continued Brass Band 5:45 - 7:00 Dumaine
Brian Coogan Band 11:45-12:45 Orleans
Ernie Vincent & the Top Notes 1:45-2:45 Orleans
Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes 3:45-4:45 Orleans
Beausoliel w/ Tab Benoit 5:45-7:00 Orleans


And when you're at the Boogaloo don't forget the most important event of all....The Rubber Duck Derby!!! Second Harvest Food Bank will host the inaugural Rubber Duck Derby at the Bayou Boogaloo. Adopt a rubber duck today and join the fun as Second Harvest drops 10,000 rubber ducks into Bayou St. John for a race to the finish line where one "lucky duck" will win a fantastic prize! Exciting prizes will also be awarded to the little yellow swimmers who finish in second and third place. Adopt one rubber duck for just $5 or increase your chances of winning by adopting six ducks for $25.  Adopt your rubber duck today to participate in 2010 Rubber Duck Derby and help fight hunger by supporting Second Harvest Food Bank! The 2010 Rubber Duck Derby will be held on May 23, 2010 at 3:45pm. For more information, please visit www.NOLADuckDerby.org, or contact Taylor Smiley at (504) 279-2820.


Have a wonderful Sunday and for more fun events check out the WWOZ Livewire!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Beer, Bayou and Los Po-boy-citos!!!

Good Morning Everybody,

All I can say is....Thank God it's Friday!!  This has been one of those long weeks, and I don't know about you....but I am ready for the weekend!!

Friday Happenings

The American Craft Beer Week is still rockin'n and there's only two days left...here are today's festivities:

• 4pm - Steins Deli (Stone, Harpoon, Abita and Other Craft Beer Tasting)
• 5:30pm - Ernst Cafe/Abita Pub Crawl (US Prime, WINO, Vics and Lucys)
• 8pm - Bruno's (Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan Tasting)
• 9pm - Rocco's (Lazy Magnolia N'awlins Tasting)
• 10pm - Door's Pub (Covington Brewhouse and Bayou Bock Tasting)
• 5pm - Bulldog Midcity (NOLA and Unibroue)
• 7pm - Barley Oak On The Northshore (NOLA and Anchor Brewing Tasting)
• 10pm - Bruno's (Abita Sampling and Signature Pint)
• 9pm - Cooter Browns (Samuel Adams Imperial Series Night)

For more info check out the American Craft Beer Week link!

This evening it's the Concert in the Courtyard at the Historic New Orleans Collection (533 Royal) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with Los Po-Boy-Citos.... There will be  (3) complementary margaritas from Coraz√≥n Tequila and GranGala Orange Liqueuray...Collection members get in free and everyone can get in for $10.00...I suggest you join for the year, it's quite a deal for all the fun events!!

Tonight is also the first night of the all weekend Bayou Boogaloo...Music starts up this evening with the Hot Club of New Orleans from 5:00-6:00; Brother Tyrone & The Gospel Stars from 6:15-7:30 and Bill Summers and Jazalsa from 7:45-9:00.  Be sure to adopt a rubber duckie when you go down there for the big rubber duckie race on Sunday....proceeds go to benefit Second Harvesters!!!

That should keep you busy this evening and for more fun music and events check out the WWOZ Livewire...Have a good one!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's Benefits, Beers, Fests and Fun!!

Good Morning Everybody,

Only a couple more days of the American Craft Beer Week - so, you better get out there and try you some beer!!

• 8pm - Bulldog Midcity (Magic Hat Pint Night)
• 7pm - Bayou Beer Garden (NOLA and Rogue Tasting)
• 9pm - Bulldog Uptown (Abita Select Sampling and Signature Pint)
• 5:30pm - The Inn On Bourbon (NOLA Tasting)
• 6:30pm - Jacques-Imo's (Abita Beer Dinner)
• 6-10pm - Rendezvous (Harpoon and Brooklyn Tasting and Keep The Pint)
• 7pm - Cooter Browns (Brooklyn Tasting and Keep The Pint)
• 7pm - Fat Harry's (Covington Brewhouse Pontchatrain Pilsner Tasting)

For more info check out the American Craft Beer Week link!!

More Wednesday Events

Get your evening started off right as the French Quarter Business Association (FQBA) welcomes back its summer promotion, Getaway In The Vieux Carre!  This promotion inspires locals to enjoy all the French Quarter has to offer: restaurants; attractions; architecture; culture; nightlife; history and six lucky winners win a complete Getaway In The Vieux Carre which includes a 2 night hotel stay, restaurant gift certificates, and attractions!!!!  The partywill be from 5-8pm at the French Market's Governor Nicholl's Stage. Music by Jenn Howard & Crazy McGee (5- 6 pm) and Juice (6-8 pm).   It's gonna be a fun one!!

This past Saturday afternoon turned out to be a  yucky one, but lucky for us the Fortier Park Festival was resscheduled for today!  Fun gets kicked off at 6:00 pm...so go enjoy music, food and festivities at the beautiful Fortier Park - Esplanade at Mystery Street!

Please don't forget the Benefit Concert for Mr. Okra - A New Truck the fun starts up at 6:00 pm at dba on Frenchmen....Mr. Okra is a New Orleans legend and a wonderful man....he sells local produce throughout our neighborhoods, but his truck has been out of commission for 5 months!! (click on Mr. Okra to read more about his story).  So.....please come down to dba to party for a purpose....and check out this line-up!!  Morning 40 Federation, the Happy Talk Band, King James, My Graveyard Jaw and Guitar Lightnin' Lee....You can't miss this one!!!

And last on my list of fun things to do this Thursday is a super fun evening at the Mother-in Law Lounge on 1500 N. Claiborne with the Southern Soul Blues Band and special guest Guital Slim, Jr. from 7:00 to 10:00 pm....For only $5.00 you're gonna some amazing BBQ, Antoinette K-Doe's famous red beans (and let me tell you they are YUMMY!!!)  Please come on down and show your support for this local treasure!!

There's still loads of more fun stuff to do this evening...The Ogden After Hours concert with Mia X at 6:00 pm, the Crescent City Farmer's Market from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, and the Thursdays at Twilight Concert Series at the City Park Botanical Garden with Gal Holiday gates open at 5:00 pm concert starts up at 6:00 pm...for more info on all this great stuff check out the WWOZ Livewire...and have a most wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More BEER Wednesday!!

Hey Everybody,

It's Wednesday and there's more BEER Events heading your way!!

• TBA - Capdeville, before & after "Wed. In The Square" (NOLA & Sierra Nevada Tasting)
• 5:30pm - Ernst Cafe (Session Feature)
• 7pm - Monkey Hill (Bayou Teche LA-31)
• All Day - Rendezvous (2.50 Abitas)
• 7pm - Bulldog Uptown (Abita Cask)
• 8pm - Ryans Irish Pub (Stone Keep The Pint Night)
• 8pm - Cooter Browns (Brooklyn Keep The Pint)
• 7:30pm - Mellow Mushroom, Covington (Abita Tasting And Signature Pint Night)
• 9pm - Rendezvous (Abita Sampling & Keep The Pint)
• 10pm - Le Bon Temps Roule (Sam Adams Imperial Series Night)

For more info check out the American Craft Beer Week link!!

More Wednesday Events

It's another installment of Wednesday at the Square....and this week we have the Queen of New Orleans Soul, Irma Thomas plus Threadhead Artists: Paul Sanchez, Glen David Andrews & (my birthday sister) Margie Perez!!  Things get kicked off at 5:00 and go all the way to 7:30.  Be sure to check out the cool art and yummy food while you're cruising around.

Looking for some live local music to check out after the Square...let's see what's going on tonight!

Wednesday Evening Music

If you're in the Marigny be sure to go by dba for the early show at 7:00 pm.....it's the Mirlitones and stay on for 10:00 pm for Walter Wolfman Washington!!

The Iguanas are back at Chicke Wah Wah on Canal for their Wednesday night show.  The band gears up at 8:00 pm - so put on your dancing shoes and go check it out!

One Eyed Jack's (615 Toulouse) has a really big show tonight with Galactic plus special guest Chali 2na starting things up around 9ish!!

For more musical events be sure to check out the WWOZ Livewire.....Have a good one!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More Beer and Music!

Good Morning Ya'll,

Here's what's up this Tuesday the 18th, if you're wanting to go out and about this evening!

Tuesday Fun Stuff

American Craft Beer Week continues....here are today's activities:

• 5-7pm - Barley Oak, Mandeville (Brooklyn Lager Keep The Pint)
• 7pm - Barley Oak Mandeville (Full Sail Feature)
• TBA - Scarlett O'Hara's (Beer Dinner With NOLA Brewery)
• 7pm - Rendezvous (Covington Brewhouse Strawberry)
• 5pm - Lagers In Metairie (Abita Select Tasting)
• 7pm - Bulldog Mid City (2 Abita Casks, Restoration and Jockamo)
• 9pm - Bulldog Uptown (Sam Adams Imperial Series Tasting and Keep the Pint)
• 8pm - DBA (Abita Tasting and Keep The Pint)
• 10pm - Le Bon Temps Roule (Abita Sampling and Signature Pint Night)

For more info on the week events check out the American Craft Beer Week link!


Tuesday Music

Chickie Wah Wah on Canal has an early show with the fantastic trio of Anders Osborne, John Fohl, and Johnny Sansone starting up at 8:00 pm....it's always a great one, and there should be some yummy food available from the kitchen!

The Spotted Cat on Frenchmen has a full afternoon and evening of music with this lineup!  Brett Richardson 4:00 pm, Jerry Jumonville 6:00 pm, and Tuba Skinny 10:00 pm!

A stroll down Frenchmen Street should also take you by Yuki Izakaya for the talented accordian player Norbert Slama Trio at 8:00 pm...Norbert plays some incredible French inspired accordian!

If you're up late be sure to go down to the Maple Leaf on the 8300 block of Oak Street for REBIRTH!!!  Show starts around 10ish...and you will definitely get your funk on!!

Have a wonderful Tuesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire link!

Monday, May 17, 2010

It's American Craft Beer Week!!!

Happy Monday, and yes it is....cause it's Beer Week and here's the lowdown....

17 events around the city in 15 different bars and restaurants!

Here's the full city schedule:

• Monday 17th, 6pm - The Avenue Pub (Abita Cask Conditioned Ale And Tasting)
• Monday 17th, 5pm - Bulldog Midcity (Stone Tasting & Keep The Pint)
• Monday 17th, 6:30pm - Barley Oak, Mandeville (Abita Cask Conditioned Restoration Ale)
• Monday 17th, 8pm - 45 Tchoup (Brooklyn Sampling)
• Tuesday 18th, 5-7pm - Barley Oak, Mandeville (Brooklyn Lager Keep The Pint)
• Tuesday 18th, 7pm - Barley Oak Mandeville (Full Sail Feature)
• Tuesday 18th, TBA - Scarlett O'Hara's (Beer Dinner With NOLA Brewery)
• Tuesday 18th, 7pm - Rendezvous (Covington Brewhouse Strawberry)
• Tuesday 18th, 5pm - Lagers In Metairie (Abita Select Tasting)
• Tuesday 18th, 7pm - Bulldog Midcity (2 Abita Casks, Restoration & Jockamo)
• Tuesday 18th, 9pm - Bulldog Uptown (Sam Adams Imperial Series Tasting & Keep the Pint)
• Tuesday 18th, 8pm - DBA (Abita Tasting & Keep The Pint)
• Tuesday May 18th 10pm - Le Bon Temps Roule (Abita Sampling & Signature Pint Night)
• Wednesday 19th, TBA - Capdeville, before & after "Wed. In The Square" (NOLA & Sierra Nevada Tasting)
• Wednesday 19th, 5:30pm - Ernst Cafe (Session Feature)
• Wednesday 19th, 7pm - Monkey Hill (Bayou Teche LA-31)
• Wednesday 19th, All Day - Rendezvous (2.50 Abitas)
• Wednesday 19th, 7pm - Bulldog Uptown (Abita Cask)
• Wednesday 19th, 8pm - Ryans Irish Pub (Stone Keep The Pint Night)
• Wednesday 19th, 8pm - Cooter Browns (Brooklyn Keep The Pint)
• Wednesday 19th, 7:30pm - Mellow Mushroom, Covington (Abita Tasting And Signature Pint Night)
• Wednesday 19th, 9pm - Rendezvous (Abita Sampling & Keep The Pint)
• Wednesday 19th, 10pm - Le Bon Temps Roule (Sam Adams Imperial Series Night)
• Thursday 20th, 8pm - Bulldog Midcity (Magic Hat Pint Night)
• Thursday 20th, 7pm - Bayou Beer Garden (NOLA & Rogue Tasting)
• Thursday 20th, 9pm - Bulldog Uptown (Abita Select Sampling & Signature Pint)
• Thursday 20th, TBA - The Inn On Bourbon (NOLA Tasting)
• Thursday May 20th, 6:30pm - Jacques-Imo's (Abita Beer Dinner)
• Thursday 20th, 6-10pm - Rendezvous (Harpoon and Brooklyn Tasting & Keep The Pint)
• Thursday 20th, 7pm - Cooter Browns (Brooklyn Tasting and Keep The Pint)
• Thursday 20th, 7pm - Fat Harry's (Covington Brewhouse Pontchatrain Pilsner Tasting)
• Friday 21st, 4pm - Steins Deli (Stone, Harpoon, Abita and Other Craft Beer Tasting)
• Friday 21st, 5:30pm - Ernst Cafe/Abita Pub Crawl (US Prime, WINO, Vics and Lucys)
• Friday 21st, 8pm - Bruno's (Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan Tasting)
• Friday 21st, 9pm - Rocco's (Lazy Magnolia N'awlins Tasting)
• Friday 21st, 10pm - Door's Pub (Covington Brewhouse & Bayou Bock Tasting)
• Friday 21st, 5pm - Bulldog Midcity (NOLA and Unibroue)
• Friday 21st, 7pm - Barley Oak On The Northshore (NOLA and Anchor Brewing Tasting)
• Friday 21st, 10pm - Bruno's (Abita Sampling and Signature Pint)
• Friday 21st, 9pm - Cooter Browns (Samuel Adams Imperial Series Night)
• Saturday 22nd, All Day - The Avenue Pub (46 craft beers on tap, 2-6 handmade cask ales and over 50 bottles! Exclusive to the pub and new for this event will be drafts and bottles by Stone, Harpoon, Brooklyn, Unibroue, Bayou Teche, Rogue and; North Coast)

Whew!!  That's alot of BEER!!  For more info check out the American Craft Beer Week link - happy drinking!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Gulf Aid - Sunday!!!

Gulf Aid!!!

Don't let the rain stop your fun.............Both stages are inside due to rain :)

The lineup for GULF AID’s two stages is set. GULF AID takes place TODAY at Mardi Gras World – River City from Noon-10:00p.m

Coastal Stage
9:15pm Happy Jack Frequency
8:30pm Zachary Richard
7:45pm Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
7:00pm Soul Rebels Brass Band
6:15pm Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys w Jon Cleary
5:30pm Rebirth Brass Band
4:45pm Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers (w/J. Davenport)
4:00pm Beausoleil
3:15pm Honey Island Swamp Band
2:30pm Big Sam’s Funky nation,
1:45pm Irvin Mayfield's Playhouse Review
1:00pm MyNameIsJohnMichael
12:15pm Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs

Wetlands Indoor Stage
9:15pm Lenny Kravitz
7:45pm John Legend
6:15pm Preservation Hall Jazz Band W/ Mos Def / Terence Blanchard
5:30pm Ani DiFranco
4:15pm The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars (featuring Tab Benoit, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Waylon Thibodeaux, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone, and Johnny Vidacovich and Marcia Ball,
3:30pm Allen Toussaint

Tickets are $50 and are available exclusively via Elevate (www.elevate.com). Kids under 10 years of age are free. 


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday is Festival Day!!

Lots of stuff going on today...Here's what's going on!

Saturday Events


It's ReFest in the 7th Ward from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm....The ReUse District will host ReFest, an all-day festival promoting creative reuse in New Orleans!!!  Workshops include a reuse carpentry workshop at The Green Project, a mural workshop at Trouser House, a book art workshop at Beth's Books, reused t-shirt printing workshop with Dr. Bob Art, and a bike repair and bike art workshop at R.U.B.A.R.B. 
From 5pm to 6:30pm, Charitable Film Network will lead a film screening on The Story of Stuff followed by a panel  discussion with representatives from The Green Project, Rebuilding Together New Orleans, and Trouser House. From 7:30 to 10pm, Jon Cleary, Mohican Scouts, and Slow Danger Brass Band will perform at The Green Project's Green Room, constructed from recycled materials. 
From 9:30pm to 2am, Mimi's in the Marigny, Hi-Ho Lounge, Saturn Bar, and The Mother-In-Law Lounge will give discounts to all customers who present a reusable cup - sounds like it's going to be one fun event!!

If you're looking to purchase some art be sure to go by the Bywater Art Market...from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Markey Park on the 700 block of PIety Street...There's gonna be local and national artists with paintings, photography, jewelry, and sculpture!!

It's the 5th Annual Broadmoor Neighborhood Festival from Noon to 7:00 pm on South Galvez between Napoleon and Upperline.  This event is FREE so come on down for food, entertainment and activities for the kids!!  There's going to be a fabulous raffle for restaurant gift certificates, passes to the Ogden and WWI Museum, and for local health clubs...and last, but not least some excellent music including Andrew Duhon and the Lonesome Crows, Wild Bill and the Juanderers, Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, Coot, The Dirty Rotten Scoundrels....and more!!  Be sure to check this event out it's always a fun one!!  

If you're in the Bayou St. John area be sure to go by the Fortier Park Festival, there's gonna be food, fun, beverages, a silent auction and great music with Tony Green at 3:00 and Walter Wolfman Washington at 4:30....Come out to celebrate this beautiful Park!!   I

If you're in the mood for some German Fun it's the last big blowout at the Deutches Haus Volksfest today at 200 South Galvez!!  If you've ever been to the Haus for October Fest you gotta go!!!  Fun starts up at 2:00 pm with a Worst Film Fest and fun goes on until 11:00 pm!  Arrive in a Volkswagon and get in for FREE, or bring in a donation to Second Harvest for a $1.00 off the already low $6.00 admission..Get ready to do some serious Chicken Dancing!!!!

That should keep you busy today....for even more stuff going on today, be sure to check out the WWOZ Livewire...have a good one everybody!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

For Hugo

Good Morning All,

This post is dedicated to my kitty Hugo....who left this world yesterday.  He was a wonderful friend and the King of Cats.  I'll miss you.

Taking the day off...so please check out the WWOZ Livewire for evening events.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

One Mo' Day 'Til Friday!!

Good Morning Everybody,

Here's the Thursday fun stuff going on today!!

Thursday Events

Looking for some wine to taste??   Stop by Cork and Bottle around 5:00 pm in Mid-City, and be sure to stop by the Crescent City Farmer's Market and patronize local Louisiana vendors with fresh veggies, seafood and more!

Need a little culture and music? You gotta go to the show at the Ogden Southern Museum of Art better known as Ogden after Hours.  The concert starts up at 6:00 pm. with Jeff & Vida....so come on down for some music, culture and fun! (remember if you get down there early - go grab a cocktail at the Circle Bar on Lee's Circle...one of the best happy hours in town!)

Go hang out at City Park this evening for The Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series with Becky Allen!! The gates open up at 5:00 pm and the performance starts at 6:00 pm in the City Park Botanical Garden Pavilion of the Two Sisters...There is an admission charge, but hey, it's helping the Park out..so....it's a good thing...$8 for adults and $3 for children.

Join Harrah's on Fulton Square this Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for Bugs, Buds and Bands with Little Freddie King!! Enjoy music, beer, and crawfish "with all the fixin's" with special deals for Harrah's Total Rewards members (the crawfish is a $1.00 a pound!!)

Free crawfish is happenin' this evening at Maison Frenchmen on Frenchmen Street (of course) tonight at 7:00 pm!  Bar patrons can load up on crawfish and stay on for the brass band beat of the Young Fellaz at 10 pm.

And besides all that....there's the usual Thursday nite fun stuff. Make sure to stop by  Vaughn's for Kermit Ruffins...cause there ain't nothin' more New Orleans than Vaughn's on a Thursday night!

That should keep you going this evening, and if you need more fun check out the Offbeat music listings!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday Square, Marketplace and Music

Hey Everybody,

It's another fun filled Wednesday, so let's see what's happenin' today!

Wednesday Events

It's another installment of Wednesday at the Square....and this week we have the Dirty Dozen Brass Band plus Happy Jack Frequency.  Things get kicked off at 5:00 and go all the way to 7:30.  Be sure to check out the cool art and yummy food while you're cruising around.

If you're hanging out in Lakeview tonight be sure to go by the Harrison Avenue Marketplace (Harrison Ave. near Canal Blvd.).  The fun starts up at 4:30 pm and goes on until 8:00 pm.  This is an event for the family with over 75 local vendors offering delicious meals, handmade crafts and information. In addition to kid friendly food, every market features plenty of theme activities for kids of all ages!

Looking for some live local music to check out after the Square...let's see what's going on tonight!

Wednesday Evening Music

If you're in the Marigny be sure to go by dba for the early show at 7:00 pm.....the Mirlitones are on board to play...and this should be a fun one!

The Iguanas are out of town, but their friends from Austin are playing tonight.  Check out the Tex Mex stylings of the Stone River Boys at Chicke Wah Wah on Canal....the band gears up at 8:00 pm - so put on your dancing shoes and go check it out!

It's gonna be a lovely night in NOLA....so go check out your favorite New Orleans haunts, and the WWOZ Livewire for more fun stuff to do!  Until tomorrow....

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gatherings, Music and Frenchmen Street

Good Morning Ya'll,

Here's what's up this Tuesday the 11th, if you're wanting to go out and about this evening!

Tuesday Fun Stuff

Early in the evening you can eat some food, and help a worthy cause with the Nola Rising Fundraisin' Crawfish Boil!  The boil starts up at 6:00 pm at Flanagan's Pub (625 St. Philip)....The pub is is hosting a crawfish boil to benefit Nola Rising, and $5 gets you a wristband. The wristbands gets you crawfish and bbq (PIG ROAST). Please come out, enjoy yourself, and help out a great organization....Plus $2 High Lifes with the wrist band!   Wyatt Kennair, Sous Chef for La Cote Brasserie, has generously donated his time and energy to cook for this event...so you know the food is gonna be amazing!!

You can also start off your afternoon right, if you stop by the Trumpet Magazine Release Party which will get kickin' about 5:30 pm at the Fair Grounds Race Track and Casino.  Join Trumpet for this very special happy hour event to celebrate the release of their May/June issue of The Trumpet Magazine....the gathering will feature music, art and culture of New Orleans.....spotlighting the Faubourg St. John neighborhood.  There's music by Nate Cameron Jr. a.k.a. 504 Suave and arts tables by Miss Malaprop and Green Kangaroo....Plus ice cold beer by Nola Brewing and complementary food by Rotolo's Pizzeria!!

If you're looking for music this evening you have a bunch of choices!

Chickie Wah Wah on Canal has an early show with the fantastic trio of Anders Osborne, John Fohl, and Johnny Sansone starting up at 8:00 pm....it's always a great one, and there should be some yummy food available from the kitchen!

The Spotted Cat on Frenchmen has a full afternoon and evening of music with this lineup!  Brett Richardson 4:00 pm, Jerry Jumonville 6:00 pm, and the Smokin' Time Jazz Club 10:00 pm!

A stroll down Frenchmen Street should also take you by Yuki Izakaya for the talented accordian player Norbert Slama Trio at 8:00 pm...Norbert plays some incredible French inspired accordian!

Okay, just one more thing if you're gonna be on Frenchmen Street this evening....you really need to hang out a little later to check out my buddy Rob Cambre's band at the Blue Nile - Balcony...it's gonna be a great show with The Rob Cambre Trio + Theremin and Steel Guitar Duo....they get revved up about 10:00 pm!

Have a wonderful Tuesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire link!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Another Fun Monday!!

Hope everyone had a beautiful weekend and excellent Mother's Day!!
Here's a few things to do this evening to make your weekend last longer.....

Featured Monday Music

Be sure to go down River Road For some really cheap and yummy red beans and rice and the cool sounds of Amanda Walker....take a walk along the River Road levee this evening and make a stop at the River Shack Tavern...Amanda will be playing at 7:00 pm tonite! 

There's also some early fun in the Marigny with Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band at The Maison on Frenchmen...the party starts up around 7:00 pm for the weekly Monday Night Swing Dance.....No cover, food available, no smoking, and one big dance floor!!

If you're headed to the Quarter there's a few things you can do this evening.   Go down to hear another amazing early evening show with Bob French and the Original Tuxedo Band featuring Tricia "Teedy" Boutte" at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse show starts around 8:00 pm...with NO COVER.

There's always something fun happenin' at Chickie Wah Wah on Canal, tonight check out Sasha and Steve Masakowski about 7:00 pm...the kitchen should be cookin' up some yummy food too!

If you're lookin' for some bluegrass music this evening...you don't have to go too far to find it....Check out the Hi Ho Lounge on St. Claude and the Bluegrass Pickin' Party at 8:00 pm...there's no cover and FREE red beans at this show too!

Here's another fun thing to do this evening....go by the Bayou Park Bar (542 S. Jeff Davis) for Country Classic Mondays with Ron Hotstream!  Fun starts up at 10:00 pm. Every Monday Ron will perform live, many of your favorite classic country songs.  You won't find another show like this in town...It's a FREE show so you should really go!

If you're still on Frenchmen Street and be sure to make a stop by the Spotted Cat for the Jazz Vipers at 10:00 pm.....it's sure to be another great Monday evening show.

Have a great Monday and, as always, check out Offbeat for more music and fun stuff....until tomorrow.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mom's Day!!

Good Morning Everybody - and let's hear it for the Moms out there! 

It's her day, so make her a special breakfast in bed, take her to a champagne brunch (check out food critic, Tom Fitzmorris, for some great ideas for mom), and remember to give her a big hug!

Here's what's going on today for those special Mom's out there!

Sunday Events

One of the most special New Orleans events is Mother's Day at the Zoo with FREE admission for all moms on Mother’s Day - it's an Audubon Zoo tradition going back more than twenty years!  The Pfister Sisters take the stage at 12:30, and at 2:30 it's New Orleans favorite, Irma Thomas!!  Shop at the craft tents and pick out something special for your mother. Special treats such as stuffed peppers, pastas, baked chicken, hand dipped strawberries and more will be available for purchase so Mom doesn’t have to cook on her special day.  It's going to be a beautiful day out there!

For the moms out there who want to stay up a little later....there's the annual Hot Mama Review at One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St)....You'll see your favorite aerialists, magicians, burlesque dancers, and their MOMS!  Two shows at 8:00 and 10:00 pm....Tickets are $15 general admission or $20 for reserved table seating...To reserve a table call 504.319.8917...AND....ALL ladies get a free gift at the door (until they run out of presents)!

So...remember your Momma today in your own special way, and check out the WWOZ Livewire for more fun things to do!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bikes and Zyedco Saturday!!

Hope you're having a great weekend...here are some fun things going on this weekend!!

Saturday Events

It's the continuation of Bike Week New Orleans...check out the link and yesterday's post for a complete set of the fun for the Fest!!

Also, be sure to stop by the Freret Street Market on the corner of Napoleon and Freret (noon to five) for food, fun and music.  Check out the link for a complete list of vendors and musical guests including Jayna Morgan and Anais St. John.

Be sure to check out the Frenchmen Fais Do Do Concert Series "Cajun/Zydeco Fais Do Do" on from 4:00-7:30 PM at The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St, New Orleans  see Vanessa Murphree's "  Bands include Lance and "T'Canaille" Cajun Band  PLUS, fresh off of rousing performances at Jazz Fest and the Rock'n'Bowl's "Legends of Zydeco" night, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes plays Zydeco with The Louisiana Sunspots!!  Get on your dancing shoes and go!!

There's soooo much more goin' on today, so be sure check out the Offbeat (and don't forget to buy your Momma a present!!)



Friday, May 7, 2010

Biker Week in NOLA!!

TGIF everybody it's the start of the weekend, and I don't know about you, but I'm ready!!

There's a big fest this weekend, and if you haven't been to check it out you really need too - it's Biker Week New Orleans, (you can click on the link for ticket info)!!  Look at all the festivities going on...it's gonna be a good one!

Check out this weekend's schedule starting up at 8:00 am this morning - it's jam packed!

Friday, May 7th
8:00am - Registration for the Plantation Poker Run begins at at the Riverwalk Festival Venue (Whale Lot on Convention Center Blvd). Poker Run winner announced at Riverwalk venue Friday night.

10:00am - BWNO Main Gates open at Bike Week Riverwalk Festival Venue

Live Music:

Riverwalk Festival - 11:00am - Joe Santana, 4:30pm - The Ferrell Webber Band, 6:30pm - Seven Bridges Road (Eagles tribute Band), 8:00pm - Houses of the Holy (Led Zeppelin tribute band), 10:00pm - Former Bad Company Lead Singer: Brian Howe

House of Blues - (the House of Blues does not open until 11pm tonight), 11:00pm - Dean Seltzer, 1:00am - Dead or Alive (Bon Jovi tribute band), 2:00am - Paradise City (Guns 'n Roses tribute band)

Saturday, May 8th

8:00am - Registration begins for the Wetlands Plantation Ride at Riverwalk Venue (Whale Lot on Convention Center Blvd)

9:00am - 12noon - Registration for the Cycle Source Chopper Show

10:00am - BWNO Main Gates open at Riverwalk Venue

Live Music:

Riverwalk Festival - 11:00am - Dean Seltzer, 3:00pm - The Ferrell Webber Band, 4:00pm - Cycle Source Chopper Show awards announced at 4pm, 6:00pm - Seven Bridges Road (Eagles tribute band), Grand Prize Bourget Motorcycle winner announced, 8:00pm - Wayne Toups and ZyDeCajun, 10:00pm - Sammy Kershaw

House of Blues - 6:00pm - Joe Santana, 11:00pm - Silver Bullet (Bob Seger tribute band), 12midnight - American Fool (John Mellencamp tribute band), 1:00am - Dead or Alive (Bon Jovi tribute band), 2:00am - Paradise City (Guns 'n Roses tribute band)

Sunday, May 9th

House of Blues Gospel Brunch - $38 tickets available with valid BWNO wristband

Departure party at Big Al's Saloon (1401 Westbank Expressway, New Orleans)

More Friday Stuff to Do!

If you want to break up the biker fun with a little crawfish....be sure to head on down to Handsome Willy's (218 S. Robertson) for a FREE crawfish boil starting up at 5:00 pm...DJ Brian Boyles is playin', so you know they'll be some party down music too!
For you wine lovers...be sure to get your vino on at the always fun Swirl (3143 Ponce de Leon)...it's Friday Free for All.  They're gonna have an amazing wine tasting paired with the art work of Mari De Pedro.  Should be a beautiful night for it!

For more evening fun it's the 30th Anniversary Party for Carrollton Station (8140 Willow Street)!  Check out tonight's line-up of artists - Caleb Guillotte, Jimmy Robinson, Susan Cowsill, Mar Lasseigne, Ron Hotstream and some more surprise guests!!  Party gets started up at 9:00 pm!

That should get your weekend going...for more events check out the livewire link at WWOZ...have a good one!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

TGIT!!!

Good Morning Everybody,

Here's the Thursday fun stuff going on today!!

Thursday Events

Looking for some wine to taste??   Stop by Cork and Bottle around 5:00 pm in Mid-City, and be sure to stop by the Crescent City Farmer's Market and patronize local Louisiana vendors with fresh veggies, seafood and more!

Need a little culture and music? You gotta go to the show at the Ogden Southern Museum of Art better known as Ogden after Hours.  The concert starts up at 6:00 pm. with singer/songwriter Susan Cowsill....so come on down for some music, culture and fun! (remember if you get down there early - go grab a cocktail at the Circle Bar on Lee's Circle...one of the best happy hours in town!)

Go hang out at City Park this evening for The Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series with the Tommy Sancton New Orleans Sextet with special guest Jason Marsalis! The gates open up at 5:00 pm and the performance starts at 6:00 pm in the City Park Botanical Garden Pavilion of the Two Sisters...There is an admission charge, but hey, it's helping the Park out..so....it's a good thing...$8 for adults and $3 for children.

Join Harrah's on Fulton Square this Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for Bugs, Buds and Bands with Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots!! Enjoy music, beer, and crawfish "with all the fixin's" with special deals for Harrah's Total Rewards members (the crawfish is a $1.00 a pound!!)

Free crawfish is happenin' this evening at Maison Frenchmen on Frenchmen Street (of course) tonight at 7:00 pm!  Bar patrons can load up on crawfish and stay on for the brass band beat of the Young Fellaz at 10 pm.

And besides all that....there's the usual Thursday nite fun stuff. Make sure to stop by  Vaughn's for Kermit Ruffins...cause there ain't nothin' more New Orleans than Vaughn's on a Thursday night!

That should keep you going this evening, and if you need more fun check out the Offbeat music listings!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo NOLA Style!!

Getting off to a late start today...so, let's get down to it. 

Here's the fun stuff happenin' today - Ole'!

It's of course Wednesday at the Square with Junco Partners and Bill Iuso and the Restless Natives starting up at 5:00 pm at Lafayette Square.....music, food, art and fun!!

Of course....there's lots of Cinco de Mayo Events!

Be sure to go by Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant (701 Tchoupitoulas) after Wednesday at the Square for the "ZINKO" De Mayo BLOCK PARTY!!!!   Fun starts up at 6:00 pm - They've got Clockwork Elvis playing and a special Tito's Frozen Lemonade and Screwdrivers, Draft Beer Trucks, Outdoor Cash Bars and Surf Video's, Hoola Hoops and fun for all - Plus $3.00 a pound crawfish 'til it runs out!!

Be sure to stop by the Cinco De Mayo celebration at Maximo's (1117 Decatur Street) for Amazing Drink Specials All Night!  Fun starts up at 6:00 pm.....They  may be Italian, but they know how to party Mexican style!  All drinks are 50% off at the bar 'til 10:00. Plus, after cocktails, grab a table for dinner and enjoy 2 for 1 Sangrias with the purchase of 2 or more entrees!  To top it off, Chef Thomas has prepared a comida deliciosa for the evening accompanied by a FREE Margarita!

There's even more fun in the Marigny for Tomatillo's 3rd Annual Cindo de Mayo Festival & Block Party and it's going to be their biggest celebration ever! This year's festival will include music from the international superstar Rockin' Doopsie, Jr., local favorite Hot Down South, and DJ G. Music begins at 5:30pm and will last until 11pm, but Cinco de Mayo specials will be offered at the restaurant the entire day from 11am until close. Great music, delicious tapas, amazing drink specials, contests, giveaways....the list goes on. See you on Cinco!  Plus a portion of the event's proceeds will benefit their favorite non-profit organization the LA/SPCA!

Okay all you muchachos y muchachas...have a fun celebracion tonight!!  And for more fun events going on be sure to check out the Offbeat!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuba Fats Tuesday! (One More Fest b/4 You Rest!)

Did you really think it was over??  Come on...this is New Orleans and all.

One more fest...before you rest.  Of course tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, so forget about it!

Tuesday Events

So, today is officially Tuba Fats Tuesday! It's happenin' at Tuba Fats Square on the corner of St. Philip and Robertson in Treme. There's gonna be FREE food and FREE live music featuring Treme musicians Kenny Terry, Benny Jones, Uncle Lionel and the Treme Brass Band - Wow!!

You can also head on down to the Spotted Cat for a full evening of fun and music on Frenchmen Street in the Marigny.  Here's the line-up....Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Jerry Jumonville at 6:00 pm, and for you night owls Smokin' Time Jazz Club at 10:00!

And of course, more for you crazy night owls - startin' up around 10ish...it's REBIRTH!!! (Rebirth Brass Band that is) at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street for the usual and always funky Tuesday night gig.

If you want more...check out the listings at Offbeat....But don't get too crazy (or should I say "loco") cause tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo...so save it up for some latin fun manana!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mayor Monday

Good Morning All,

I'm back from my Jazz Fest hiatus...and here's what's happenin' today!

Inauguration Events!!

Come celebrate our new Mayor  from 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.at Lafayette Square Celebrate New Orleans Festival will feature complimentary food and drinks until 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring a brown bag lunch if they wish.
The musical line-up is as follows:
11:30 a.m.-noon The Victory Belles from the National World War II Museum
12:15-1:15 p.m The Navy Band
1:30-2:15 p.m. Stephanie Jordan
2:30-3:30 p.m. Rockin' Dopsie Jr.
Artisans from 10 neighborhoods also will be selling their work. Second Harvesters Food Bank is encouraging all those coming to the festival as well as the guests invited to attend the Inauguration at Gallier Hall to bring a nonperishable food item. 

Then head on down to the Louisiana Music Factory on Decatur for the last day of in store concerts for the Jazz Fest Season...check out this line-up!
Noon  Classic Jazz Trio Featuring John Rankin, Tommy Sancton & Tom Fischer
1:00pm  Ingrid Lucia
2:00pm  Matt Perrine
3:00pm  Marc Stone Band with Special Guest Margie Perez
4:00pm  Ensemble Fatien
5:00pm  Paul Sanchez & Shamarr Allen
6:00pm  Susan Cowsill with Special Guest Mary Lasseigne
7:00pm  Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Think that's about all I can handle this post Jazz Fest Monday...if you're up for more check out Offbeat for more fun stuff going on!!