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!!

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