Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Saintsational Evening for Books and Tapas!!

Hey Everybody,

A little late this Wednesday, but have a fun one!

Do you want to meet some Saintsations??  Of course you do...and today is the day!!  The Royal Sonesta Hotel will host the official unveiling of the Saintsations 2011 Swimsuit are invited to join the Saintsations in a traditional Second-Line parade led by the Storyville Stompers Brass Band.  Cheer on the ladies as they depart the Royal Sonesta Hotel promptly at 6:00 pm, and join in the fun as they roll through the French Quarter with Saints' mascots Gumbo and Sir Saint!!

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 Algiers Ferry Dock (200 Morgan) for MyNameIsJohnMichael with Mykia Jovan Duo for Back to School fun!  Click the above link for complete concert series info!

And it's the Riverbend Tapas Crawl from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   Along with Barcelona Tapas, participating restaurants include Brigtsen's Restaurant (723 Dante St.), Dante's Kitchen (736 Dante St.), Hana (8116 Hampson St.), and Jazmine Cafe (614 S. Carrolton), all of which are located within two blocks of each other.  For the Crawl, you'll find the same format at each stop: Order at the bar, or at another specified area, hand over $5 and you get a tapa-sized a short glass of wine. Bring cash to keep it simple...There's no itinerary, so diners are encouraged to wander from place to place...Hoping this inaugural event will be the start to tapas tradition in NOLA!!

Tonight is the YLC's One Book's 2010 Kickoff Event: A Night with Louis! from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the McKenna Museum of African American Art (2003 Carondelet)....The YLC presents the kickoff for the Sixth Annual One Book One New Orleans campaign for literacy and community!  There will be many spectacular New Orleans eateries showcased, including FREE FOOD from:  Jacques-Imo's, Muriel's, Dooky Chase, Mother's, Langenstein's, Leidenheimer's Breads, Angelo Brocato's, The Kupcake Factory and more!   Plus free wine and beer provided by: Abita Beer and - Elio's Wine Warehouse!!
And Enterntainment with performances by YLC's Project Prodigy and special guest Glen David Andrews!  So come on down for raffles,  photography by Dear New Orleans, with the official book selection available for sale by Octavia Books!  And The New Orleans Public Library will be on-site to sign individuals up for library cards and the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans will also be present.  IMPORTANT: *PLEASE* bring a book to take your pic with and/or donate to NOPL for a One Book collection that will be housed at the library.

And of course you got more music!

You'll be having a good time at d.b.a. on Frenchmen Street tonight with Walter Wolfman Washington...he comes on at 10:00 pm.

If you're already in the Marigy (or even if you're not) make sure to stop by Mimi's in the Marigny (2601 Royal) for some Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Review's weekly show at 10:00 pm!

If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire!  Until tomorrow....

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