Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Kick off Art for Art's Sake Tonight!!

Good Morning Everybody,

It's time to Kick off Art for Arts' Sake (Saturday, Oct 2nd) with Happy Hour at La Cote Brasserie (700 Tchoupitoulas) from 5:00 to 7:00 pm today!!  There will be FREE appetizers + FREE Rain Vodka cocktails (while they last?)!  When you're done...mosey on over to the CAC for a FREE concert........

It's the Louisiana Composers Forum at the Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp St.) from 7:00 to 8:00 pm with FREE ADMISSION!  The Louisiana Composers Forum is a first-time concert of new original works of music by local composers from Louisiana. The performance will feature compositions for a 20-piece orchestra comprised of New Orleans' finest classical musicians, including several musicians from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.  The Louisiana Composers Forum will feature 7 new works of music by 7 different composers. This year's featured composers are Jonathan Freilich, Steven Sweetwyne, Brian Hanson, Bryan Fusilier, Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Kevin George, and Barry Blue Jr.

And of course....the 2010 HARVEST THE MUSIC CONCERT SERIES continues....the free concert series benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans & every WEDNESDAY from September 15-November 3 from 5:00 pm to  7:30 pm at LAFAYETTE SQUARE!!  In addition to a free, weekly concert, concert-goers will enjoy food and drinks for purchase (no outside food or drinks, please) from local favorites including: Rouses, Beaucoup Juice Snoballs, Crepes a la Cart, Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering, Lil Dizzy's CafĂ©, Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, Oceana Restaurant, Boucherie, and Squeal. An artists' village will feature artwork and crafts from regional artists and designers, all available for purchase.

Here's the line-up for the series!!!

OCTOBER 6 DR. JOHN & THE LOWER 911 plus Treme Brass Band
OCTOBER 27 IVAN NEVILLE'S DUMPSTAPHUNK plus Good Enough for Good Times
NOVEMBER 3 NEW ORLEANS NIGHTS with Allen Toussaint, Nicholas Payton and The Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste Jr. plus Little Freddie King

To learn more about 2010 Harvest the Music Presented by Hancock Bank, visit!!

And of course you got more music!

It's gonna be full afternoon and evening of music at the Spotted Cat with free swing dance lessons at 5:00 p.m.!!  Brett Richardson at 4:00 p.m., The Rumblers at 6:00 p.m., and to top off the night St. Louis Slim & The Frenchmen St. Jug Band at 10:00 p.m.!

You'll be having a good time at d.b.a. on Frenchmen Street tonight with the early evening show with the Mirlitones at 7:00 pm and stay on for Mem Shannon & The Membership...they come on at 10:00 p.m....for a very small cover and he's worth it!

If you're already in the Marigny (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!

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