Thursday, September 30, 2010

Celebrate Wine, Oktoberfest and Mignon!

Happy Thursday,

And another lovely day it is.....So, here's some fun stuff going on today!

Don't miss out on the weekly wine tasting at Cork and Bottle about 5:00 pm in Mid-City... Scott Lloyd, the national sales director for Frank Family Vineyards will be pouring Frank Family's Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel for free!!  And be sure to stop by the Crescent City Farmer's Market and patronize local Louisiana vendors with fresh veggies, seafood and more!  Stay on for Jumpin' Johnny Sansone for the 6:30 pm show!!

It's "Oktoberfest Outdoors" at the Intercontintal Hotel featuring Helmut Fricker and his band, and traditional German cuisine and many German beverages (of course beer!)  The fest takes place today and tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pan American Plaza corner of St. Charles Ave. and Poydras St.....Go get your German on!!

Join The Historic New Orleans Collection (533 Royal) for the opening reception of the new exhibition Mignon Faget: A Life in Art and Design.  Curator Judith H. Bonner will join the designer to meet guests and discuss the exhibition. This event is free and open to the public tonight from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

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 Mike Dillon & Earl Harvin, percussion duo......and be sure to check out the O-Fashioned cocktail: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Cointreau, Peychaud's bitters and a splash of soda water, and orange and lemon juices...(and remember if you get down there early - go grab a cocktail at the Circle Bar on Lee's 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 Julio and César! 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's a good thing...$8 for adults and $3 for children.  (Click link above to confirm this event due to rain).

And for all your musical fun this evening be sure to click on the WWOZ Livewire!

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