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 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!

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