Good Morning Everybody,
Off to a bit of a late start this morning, but here's some fun to get your day going!
It's the Palmer Park Arts Market today from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm....This monthly open air festival of creativity hosted by the Arts Council of New Orleans featuring the 3rd annual Haitian Art Expo with the best local artists, live music, and good food. In the Kids Tent at 10:30 am- Deep South All Breed Obedience Training Club will have a Dog Show; afterwards the Craft Project of the Day will be Hound Headgear! In the Music Tent, The Kat Walker Jazz Combo will perform at 1:00 pm, followed by Lips & the Trips at 2:30 pm. Go out there and by some art!
For some music in the afternoon...make sure you by the Louisiana Music Factory (2nd block of Decatur off Canal) for some in store music concerts!! Here's the excellent line-up this Saturday....Louisiana Music Factory Dan Rivers 2:00 pm, Meschiya Lake 3:00 pm, and Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars 4:00 pm!!!
If you're looking of an outdoor movie....make sure to head on down to the park by the Mid-City Yacht Club (440 St. Patrick)...they're playing Ferris Bueller's Day Off at 8:00 pm!!! For more info click on the above link.
Tonight it's Burlesque for the Bayou from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm at the Howlin Wolf (907 South Peters)....Burly-Q for the Bayou will be a great night of burlesque performances, music, prizes, an escape artist, and more! Music by The UnNaturals and We are the Pretenders... Burlesque by Foxy Flambeaux, Bella Blue, Dorian Faust & Roulette Rose... escape performance by VeVe Laroux. Proceeds go directly to the oil spill affected families and wildlife via Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana. Advance tickets available on the Howlin Wolf website at http://www.howlin-wolf.com/.
Another wonderful benefit tonight is at Generations Hall.....The Greater New Orleans Entertainment Foundation is proud to present their 2nd annual gala, NOLA Rocks! Entertainment will include music by Bag of Donuts, Five Finger Discount, The Molly Ringwalds, Kyle Turley, Fleur de Lis, Vieux Carre, Band Camp, Black Magnolia, Michael Baptiste, Sugar Lee, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, The Mystics, Hot Ticket, Naydja Cojoe, Cyril Neville, Kermit Ruffins, Ceasar Elloie, and many special guests performers.
The GNOEF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise money to provide musical instruments and education for tomorrow's musicians and entertainers. Its focus is on the musical, entertainment, and arts departments of local schools. For more information on this event, please visit the event's Facebook page.
And if you're looking for more burlesque and a little (or alot) of wackiness...Go to the Big Top (1638 Clio) tonight/tomorrow morning for two shows at 7:00 pm and 1:00 am to check out Straight out of Coney Island, it's the 2010 Coney Island Cockabilly Roadshow, featuring the trashiest, dirtiest rock and roll, the most mind-bending and bizarre sideshow and the most sultry and seductive burlesque that Coney Island has to offer. Promoting their big end of summer Labor Day Weekend event, this wrecking crew will be blowing the roof off of clubs and bars across the United States all summer long. "Real Live Sideshow ! Real Live Burlesque ! Real Live Rock and Roll !! Tickets are ONLY $10!!!
Check out their website at http://www.cockabillyrecords.com/ for more details!!
For more fun events going on today...be sure to check out the WWOZ Livewire for lots more musical fun this evening!! Have a good one!