Good Morning and Happy Thursday,
It's another fun Thursday at Twist Cocktails (628 St. Charles Ave - part of Mike's on the Avenue) with "Top Dog" a dog-friendly event going on this evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.! Celebrity bartending teams will vie for the title of "Top Dog"....This week’s celebrity bartenders are Curt Sprang of ABC 26 TV and Lorin Gaudin, “The Food Goddess.” The bartending duo that rings up the most sales during their two-hour bartending gig will be crowned "Top Dogs". Presented by Szimblich Vodka, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Southern Animal Foundation. The event is dog-friendly, so guests are invited to bring their pooches along to join in the fun!
Don't miss out on the weekly wine tasting at Cork and Bottle about 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!
You should also check out The Ogden Southern Museum of Art concert this Thursday....better known as Ogden after Hours. Music starts up at 6:00 pm with the Lower Ninth Ward Revue featuring Al "Carnival Time" Johnson & Guitar Lightnin' Lee!!! So come on down for some music, culture, fun...and the "O" bar will be serving some Jack & Ginger specialty cocktails!! (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!)
You can also go hang out at City Park this evening for The Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series with the Motown sounds of the New Orleans Mystics! 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.
Everyone is encouraged to come out for the Levees.org 5th Annual Event to observe the Worst Civil Engineering Disaster in U.S. History at Touro Synagogue (4238 St. Charles Ave). Speakers will include Sandy Rosenthal, founder and guiding force behind Levees.org, and team leader Melissa Smith. There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and a presentation from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m....and musical entertainment by the traditional jazz band Some Like It Hot. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS EVENT, but seating is limited so please reserve your seat by clicking the above link.
And of course you have more great music!!
Come on down this evening to the Maison Frenchmen on Frenchmen Street (of course) tonight for the FREE BBQ and Influencia de Jazz at 7:00 p.m.! Bar patrons can load up on loads of yummy grilled meats, veggies and $5.00 pitchers of beer.....be sure and stay on for Rue Fiya at 9:00 pm!
Head on Uptown to Le Bon Temps Roule' (4801 Magazine) for the Sould Rebels Brass Band weekly show at about 10ish or so....it's gonna be a packed house for this show!!
And for all your musical fun this evening be sure to click on the WWOZ Livewire!