Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's a Funky Wednesday on this St. John's Eve!

Good Morning Everybody,

What's going on this St. John's Eve.....

It's another Wednesday on the Point from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., and of course, admission is FREE..Take the ferry right over to the concert tonight and head to the Crown & Anchor (200 Pelican) for Dr. Gonzeaux to celebrate tonight's theme...Funky Wednesday!  Click the above link for complete concert series info!

If you're looking for some wine to taste in a unique setting you need to head out to the New Orleans Fairgrounds from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for the first "Tastings at the Track" event of the year sponsored by Dorignacs.  Attendees will have the opportunity to sample more than two dozen wines from top Oregon and Washington state producers. Varietals to be showcased include chenin blanc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, zinfandael and more. This casual, reception style tasting will also feature a selection of cheeses and wine experts who will discuss and answer wine related questions.  Tickets are $25 per person and are available at Dorignac's (710 Veterans Blvd in Metairie). Tickets will be available at the door if the event is not sold-out.

Don't forget today is St. John's celebrate this evening with the annual St. John's Eve Headwashing Ceremony on the footbridge over Bayou St. John (near Cabrini High School) from 7:00 to 1030 pm.  There will be a headwashing ceremony (form of Vodou baptism) dedicated to Marie Laveau Wear all white and bring a white scarf or rag for your head (It will get dirty.)   Also, be sure to bring an offering for Marie Laveau; she likes flowers, blue and white candles, Creole foods, hair ribbons and hair dressing supplies, or Vodou-esque items -  Voodoo dolls, potions, gris-gris bags, or images of Marie Laveau.

And of course you got more music!

You can head on down to the Candlelight Lounge (925 N. Robertson) for the Treme Brass Band at 9:00 pm.

You'll be having a good time at d.b.a. on Frenchmen Street tonight with The Tom Paines for the early show at 7:00 pm (no cover)!  And hang out for Walter Wolfman Washington...he comes on at 10:00 pm.

If you're already in the Marigy (or even if you're not) you should head down to Mimi's in the Marigny (2601 Royal) for Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Review's weekly show at 10:00's always a fun one!

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

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