Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy in NYE in NOLA!!!

Happy New Years Eve!!

As I hear the rain falling outside my window...I'm guessing tonight might be a better night to find indoor activities...but hey, it's gonna be warm so you can put on that rain gear and brave the rain!

So what's happenin' this evening!!

Celebrate New Years early with the kiddies it's the Louisiana Children's Museum (420 Julia) New Year's Eve Kids' Countdown today from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.!!! Celebrate the New Year with your loved ones, Sesame Street's The Count and Wendy from Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers!  Participate in a balloon release and a confetti drop at noon. Plus, enjoy lots of fun activities and a live musical performance from David Ludman and the Noontime Revelers from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  Cost is $2 per member and $8 per non-member in advance or $10 at the door for non-members.
The celebration includes:
- A balloon release and confetti toss at noon with the Count
- Design a festive paper bag party hat
- Learn how to say "Happy New Year" in different languages
- Build the Empire State Building with blocks
- Create a noisemaker and more!

It's Noon Year's Eve at the Audubon Zoo!!  Dance the day away with Radio Disney AM 1450 at Audubon Zoo's for a Disney's Dance Party featuring games for kids! There will be rockin' dance music, party hats, and kids can make their own noisemakers! Count down the seconds and toast the New Year at the stroke of noon with a non-alcoholic drink courtesy of Pepsi and sing Auld Lang Syne! Appearances by Hornets Basketball team mascot Hugo, along with the Stingers and the Honeybees. All day long, register to win 4 Disneyworld Park Hopper Passes!
Where: Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
When: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Who: Fun for kids and their parents.
How: Admission is required. 
Cost: Adults are $13.50; Children 2-12 are $8.50. This event is free for Audubon members and with paid admission.

Start off your evening early with a GLEEFUL concert at the Trinity Artist Series (1329 Jackson Ave.) tonight at 7:00 pm!! FREE of charge....It's the the Yale Whiffenpoofs (14 of them). As one of the nation's oldest and most acclaimed collegiate a cappella groups the Whiffenpoofs have, during their 101 years of existence, sung all over the world. They have a long tradition of performing a selection of traditional male glee club type songs along with a very healthy mix of contemporary a cappella songs.

Head on down to the Quarter tonight for a big FREE NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION at Jax Brewery....don't let the weather man get you down.  This year's festivities will begin at 9:00 p.m. with a performance by Big Sam's Funky Nation, followed by Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience. James Andrews and the Crescent City Allstars will close out the music lineup, leading up to the New Year's Countdown to be led by Mayor Landrieu. The celebration is free and open to the public. The annual celebration will once again include the "fleur de lis drop" from a 25 foot pole atop the Jax Brewery Condominiums as midnight nears, followed by a fireworks display staged from the Mississippi River and choreographed to New Orleans music.  Listen with a live simulcast on Magic 101.9 FM and WWL-AM/FM, and wwl.com, the New Orleans New Year's Eve celebration will be enjoyed in more than 38 states across the U.S. and on the worldwide web. Fodors.com, a prominent travel website, recently named New Orleans one of the best places to ring in the New Year!!!

PS.  I'm heading down to Orleans Avenue tonight for the elusive bonfire....Don't know if anything will be there, but I'm keeping the faith!!

There's loads of fun stuff going on tonight at Chickie Wah Wah with the Subdudes, The 12 Bar has Bonerama, and Frenchmen Street is filled with music!!  For a complete list of great music going on tonight be sure to click on the WWOZ Livewire!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Celebratin' the Last Thursday of 2010!!

Happy Thursday,

Celebrate the last Thursday of 2010!!!

Don't miss out on the weekly wine tasting at Cork and Bottle (3700 Orleans) at about 5:00 pm in Mid-City and tasting is free...check out their amazing wines (CALL TO CONFIRM TASTING - 483-6314)!!  And be sure to stop by the Crescent City Farmer's Market and patronize local Louisiana vendors with fresh veggies, seafood and more!  And stay on 'til 7:00 pm for Johnny Sansone at Clever Wine Bar...three fun things all at one place!!

Head on down to The Ogden Southern Museum of Art today for Ogden after Hours.   Music starts up at 6:00 pm with Davis Rogan....(and 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...and stick around for a little Sam and Boone at 6:00 pm too!)

It's gonna be a fun evening at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen)with two great shows!!  Come for the early show at 7:00 pm with Eric Lindell...and you really don't want to miss Grayson Capps at 10:00 pm!!

There's a triple header over at the Spotted Cat (623  Frenchmen) with Brett Richardson at  4:00 pm, a Miss Sophie Lee at 6:00 pm and close out the night with the The New Orleans Moonshiners at 10:00 pm!!!

Many of ya'll have off tomorrow so be sure to head down to Vaughn's (4229 Dauphine) for the one and only Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers at 9:00 pm...This will be a great way to end your 2010 with a bang!

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

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 is Ending with a Holiday Ho-Down & More!!

Soooo much to do today...it's crazy!!

Start off your evening with the early show over at dba (618 Frenchmen)....The Washboard Chaz Blues Trio gets things kickin' at 7:00 pm....and then stay on for Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters at 10:00 pm it's gonna be a fun one!!

Go by Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) right after work for a fun happy hour that kicks up at 4:00 pm, and be sure to stay for the Asylum Street Spankers at 8:30 pm! (and come hungry cause there's  yummy food coming from the kitchen!)

If you're looking for some holiday fun you got to go to the Hi Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude) tonight!!  It's the  2010 Anxious Sound Holiday Ho-Down featuring James Singleton, Simon Lott, Donald Miller, Jesse Morrow, Will Thompson and more!!!

There's another special show over at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta!!  Irvin Mayfield's NOJO Jam presents the music of Count Basie this evening at 8:00 pm...it's gonna be an amazing concert!!

Looking for some dinner and then some music?  Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) can help you out!  Get an entree' over at Ye Olde College Inn and then get a half price ticket to the show right next door at Rock N' Bowl....It will be easy to work off that yummy food off when you're dancin' to the Zydeco sounds of Geno Delafose tonight at 9:00 pm!

Another great evening full of music at the Spotted Cat with free swing dance lessons at 5:00 p.m.!!  Brett Richardson at 4:00 p.m., The Orleans 6 at 6:00 p.m., and to top off the night St. Louis Slim & The Frenchmen St. Jug Band at 10:00 p.m.!

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

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Celebrate the Last Tuesday of 2010!!

Happy Tuesday Everybody,

Celebrate the end of the year with some loads of fun things going on!!

You can get your day started off right with a trip to the Farmer's Market!!!  Visit the Crescent City's Farmer's Market at University Square (200 Broadway) from 9:00 to 1:00 pm and pick up some fresh seafood, veggies and you can even get some lunch!  Taceaux Loceaux will be at the Market today doing the Green Plate Special.  Two new soups and Mexican Hot Chocolate. Perfect for a chilly day like today. iBuen provecho!

Good Stuff Tonight!

It's gonna be a lovely evening to hang out on the porch at The Columns (3811 St. Charles Ave.)...Have a cocktail and listen to the musical stylings of John Rankin & Friends and watch the streetcars go by!

For more music fun....come on down to Chickie Wah Wah on Canal Street to enjoy the amazing John Mooney!!  Music starts about 8:00 pm, but come out early for happy hour starting up at 4:00 pm with $1.00 off drinks and the kitchen opens up at 5:00 pm too!!

Stay in Mid-City and head on over to the Banks Street Bar and Grill (4401 Banks) for a fun night with Lynn Drury's Grit and Groove Showcase....the show starts up at 9:00 pm!!

There's a triple header over at the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) starting up at 4:00 pm with Brett Richardson, then stay on for Smokin' Time Jazz Club at 10:00 pm, and finish off the night with Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns at 10:00 pm!!

If you're lookin' for some Rockin' and Bowlin' and some good food too...Have some dinner over at Ye Olde College Inn..where you'll get some yummy food and a discounted ticket to Rock 'N Bowl...right next door!!  It's Amanda Shaw tonight...the show gets kickin' about 8:30 pm.

You need to go by the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street for the early show.  Cluck! Nite featuring Three Piece Spicy + Creole Cookin' (with some FREE food)...and make sure you stay up late for the REBIRTH!!  You'll be glad did! 

Have a wonderful Tuesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire link!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Second Line for Earl Wheeler Tonight

It's Wednesday December 22nd....

Pat O'Brien's bartender Earl Wheeler will be honored with a Second Line Parade this evening.....Earl Wheeler, would have celebrated his 22nd birthday today and due to his tragic murder, he will be not be there in person to celebrate, but he will be in spirit.  Pat O'Brien's Bar, friends and family will pay homage to their beloved friend and co worker with a traditional New Orleans second line parade with a band and Mardi Gras Indians. The parade will begin at 6:00 pm at Pat O' Brien's 718 St. Peter Street go down Royal, right on Toulouse then end up at Pat o's Courtyard Restaurant 624 Bourbon Street. Everyone is welcome to join his friends and family as the celebration of Earl Wheeler's life and all the happiness he brought to other people will continue in the Bourbon Bar.

Christmas events continue....

Start off your evening enjoying Christmas with the Boutte Family and Treme Community Choir tonight from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm at St. Anna's Episcopal Church (1313 Esplanade Ave.).....Mass at 6:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:15 p.m. John, Lilian, and the whole Boutte Family will sing make sure to stay for the 8:15 gift giveaway for selected families in need....then more music!!

There's a Miracle On Fulton Street  (Fulton and Poydras)  it's free and open to the public!  Come see the Canopy of Lights ~ A series of 14-foot, custom-built, faux wrought iron arches, 8-foot Christmas trees and 3-foot fleur de lis ornaments!....And there's also "Faux Sneaux" which falls daily!  Tonight check out entertainment by Angela Bell from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm!!  And don't forget about Santa and his "real" reindeer too!  All the holiday fun runs thru January 2nd!

If you're looking for more things to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wine, Christmas Fun and a Tribute to James Booker!

Morning Everybody...It's Friday and the countdown to Christmas is on!!

There's a Miracle On Fulton Street  (Fulton and Poydras)  it's free and open to the public!  Come see the Canopy of Lights ~ A series of 14-foot, custom-built, faux wrought iron arches, 8-foot Christmas trees and 3-foot fleur de lis ornaments!....And there's also "Faux Sneaux" which falls daily!  Tonight check out entertainment by The Wiseguys from 8:00 pm to 10:00pm!!  And don't forget about Santa and his "real" reindeer too!  All the holiday fun runs thru January 2nd!

And what a perfect night to visit Celebration in the Oaks at City Park there's so much to do!!

*Visit the Park's Carousel Gardens with rides including the century-old Antique Carousel, Miniature Train, Live Oak Ladybug Roller Coaster, Coney Tower, Fun Slide, Bumper Cars, Rockin' Tug, the Scrambler, and Tilt-A-Whirl. Kid's rides include the Red Baron Plane Ride, Umbrella Cars, Monkey Jump, Slime Buckets and Construction Zone.  Ride bands for unlimited rides are available for $15/person/night. Individual Ride bands are also available for $3 per ride.

*Nightly performances featuring school choirs and orchestras, Irish dancers, cloggers, bell choirs, ballet troupes, dance groups, and gospel groups. See our calendar for performance schedules.

*Gather your family and friends for Santa and holiday photos in the Carousel Gardens. Photos will be available for purchase at the event (cash or credit card only) from Romaguera Photography.

*There's Storyland - City Park's renovated fairy tale theme park featuring twenty-six larger then life storybook exhibits for kids that allow our little visitors to climb on, slide down or pretend to be their favorite character. Mother Goose, Pinocchio's whale, and Captain Hook's ship as well as many other whimsical figures will delight the young and young at heart nightly on the walking tour.

*The New Orleans Botanical Garden, generously decorated for the season with millions of lights and special exhibits.

*The New Orleans Historic Train Garden, a 14,000 square foot elevated display located in the Botanical Garden showcases over 40 intricately crafted New Orleans landmark buildings. An assortment of trains and streetcars travel along 1,400 feet of rail.

There's also a couple wine tastings going on tonight!

Get your wine on this evening with a little tasting at Swirl (3143 Ponce de Leon) with the Friday Free for All from 6 to 8:00 pm....Friday Free For All, December 17th, 3-8pm.....Join Scott Howett from Mystic Vines for a tasting of 4 free wines from Meeker Winery in Sonoma including their signature “Handprint” Merlot, and they'll be serving up authentic tapas dishes to pair with them!!

You can also head on over to Cork & Bottle (3700 Orleans Ave.) for another fun free tasting....Come meet local winemaker James Moises as he and Sarah Duckert pour some of his Dundee Hills Pinot Noir. They'll also be pouring Domino IV's Spellbound. It's part Tempranillo and part Syrah, a scrumptious blend for you big red fans!!

Be sure to check out the big Happy Hour this evening at Chickie Wah Wah.....Wilson & Moore starts up  at 5:00 pm with a NO COVER and some great drinks!   Then stay on for the late show with Mia Borders starting up at 9:00 pm!
There's an excellent show over at the Maple Leaf (8316 Oak St.) it's a Tribute to James Booker at 7:00 pm...then after on down to Frenchy's Gallery across the street for the Booker Bash After Party Jam at 10:00 pm!

And of course....Have a great Friday and for more musical fun and events click on the WWOZ Livewire

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Time is Here with Art, Auctions and Opera!

Happy Wednesday,  it's time to get in the spirit of the season...and with all this fun stuff to do it won't be hard!

Get some holiday shopping done with cool gifts at Studio Inferno (3000 Royal) open late tonight and tomorrow night from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm!!  Open House 10 am to 10 pm Dec. 15th and 16th... Come hang out...look at the Inferno's sale glass items and other studio's New Orleans art and meet other artists.  It will be really fun and there is also a garage sale, art sale, drinks, and music... come by look around and visit a while!

Christmas New Orleans Style continues this evening with the Cathedral Christmas Concerts at the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square!!  Local choirs and New Orleans artists herald in the season with nightly concerts of Christmas carols and gospel favorites in one of the country's most historic churches. Concerts start at 6:00 pm and last about one hour. FREE and open to the public.

The 2010 Concert Schedule
Wednesday, December 15 - Tom McDermott & Connie Jones
Thursday, December 16 - Philip Manuel & Shades of Praise
Sunday, December 19 - St. Louis Basilica annual Christmas Concert (Please note that this concert begins at 5 p.m.)
Monday December 20 - Walter Wolfman Washington
Tuesday, December 21 - Irvin Mayfield

Get In The kNOwLA tonight at the JW Marriott (614 Canal Street) from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.....Bring Your Holiday Spirit and make a difference in a child's life this holiday season with The Children's Miracle Network Silent Auction with hotel stays, spa certificates, restaurant packages, jewelry and fine art. With entertainment by
Raphael Bas and Pierre Pichon!  And don't forget the Free spirit tasting and complimentary hors d'oeuvres!!  Parking is available at a special event rate of $5 on Common Street.

Celebrate the Holidays on Bourbon Street with a FREE operatic performance by vocalists from the New Orleans Opera Association for a very special Opera on Tap at The Inn On Bourbon's Puccini Bar (541 Bourbon) tonight at 7:00 pm!   The Inn On Bourbon is located at the site of the French Opera House (1859-1919) and continues to celebrate its history with the live performance series.  Special $5 parking at The Inn On Bourbon is extended to all guests attending the performances.

And there's more!!

Go by Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) right after work for a fun happy hour that kicks up at 4:00 pm, and be sure to stay for the Tex-Mex sounds of the Iguanas at 8:30 pm!

There's another special show over at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta!!  Get in the Christmas spirit as Irvin Mayfield's NOJO Jam presents the music of Nat King Cole this evening at 8:00 pm...it's gonna be an amazing concert!!

Another great evening full of music at the Spotted Cat with free swing dance lessons at 5:00 p.m.!!  Brett Richardson at 4:00 p.m., The Orleans 6 at 6:00 p.m., and to top off the night St. Louis Slim & The Frenchmen St. Jug Band at 10:00 p.m.!

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

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Market, Christmas Music and More!

Happy Tuesday Everybody,

Be sure to keep warm and enjoy lots of good stuff going on today!!

You can get your day started off right with a trip to the Farmer's Market!!!  Visit the Crescent City's Farmer's Market at University Square (200 Broadway) from 9:00 to 1:00 pm and pick up some fresh seafood, veggies and you can even get some lunch!  Taceaux Loceaux will be at the Market today doing the Green Plate Special.  Two new soups and Mexican Hot Chocolate. Perfect for a chilly day like today. iBuen provecho!

Christmas New Orleans Style continues this evening with the Cathedral Christmas Concerts at the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square!! Local choirs and New Orleans artists herald in the season with nightly concerts of Christmas carols and gospel favorites in one of the country's most historic churches. Concerts start at 6:00 pm and last about one hour. FREE and open to the public.

The 2010 Concert Schedule

Tuesday, December 14 - Danny O'Flaherty
Wednesday, December 15 - Tom McDermott & Connie Jones
Thursday, December 16 - Philip Manuel & Shades of Praise
Sunday, December 19 - St. Louis Basilica annual Christmas Concert (Please note that this concert begins at 5 p.m.)
Monday December 20 - Walter Wolfman Washington
Tuesday, December 21 - Irvin Mayfield

Good Stuff Tonight!

The New Orleans Bayou Steppers Social Aid and Pleasure Club invites you to their Holiday Celebration of the Youth Music Clinics, featuring holiday songs with Ms. Margie Perez, Youth Music Clinic leader Shamarr Allen, and the Youth Music Clinic participants...Tonight at the Sound Cafe' (2700 Chartres).  Clinic begins at 5:30 and music starts up at 6:30!  This holiday celebration is free and open to the public.  Food and libations will be available with the great music!!  The Youth Music Clinics are sponsored by Silence is Violence through the N.O. Bayou Steppers and are open and free to all New Orleans area youth, accompanied by an adult.

It's gonna be a lovely evening to hang out on the porch at The Columns (3811 St. Charles Ave.)...Have a cocktail and listen to the musical stylings of John Rankin & Friends and watch the streetcars go by!

For more music fun....come on down to Chickie Wah Wah on Canal Street to enjoy The New Orleans Nightcrawlers!!  Music starts about 8:00 pm and if you've never seen the Nightcrawlers you really need to go!! Come by early and get some yummy food before the show!

If you're lookin' for some Rockin' and Bowlin' and some good food too...Have some dinner over at Ye Olde College Inn..where you'll get some yummy food and a discounted ticket to Rock 'N Bowl...right next door!!  It's James "The Sleeping Giant" Winfield tonight...the show gets kickin' about 8:30 pm.

You need to go by the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street for the early show.  Cluck! Nite featuring Three Piece Spicy + Creole Cookin' (with some FREE food)...and make sure you stay up late for the REBIRTH!!  You'll be glad did! 

Have a wonderful Tuesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire link!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Yuletide Fun this Monday and Mo' Music!

Good Morning on this very cold Monday...but this is the perfect kind of weather to get you into that Christmasy kind of mood!!  Check out all the fun free stuff going on today!!

Christmas New Orleans Style continues with the Cathedral Christmas Concerts from December 1-23 at the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square!!  Local choirs and New Orleans artists herald in the season with nightly concerts of Christmas carols and gospel favorites in one of the country's most historic churches. Concerts start at 6pm and last about one hour. FREE and open to the public.

The 2010 Concert Schedule
Monday, December 14 - Trish Foti Genco and Friends
Tuesday, December 14 - Danny O'Flaherty
Wednesday, December 15 - Tom McDermott & Connie Jones
Thursday, December 16 - Philip Manuel & Shades of Praise
Sunday, December 19 - St. Louis Basilica annual Christmas Concert (Please note that this concert begins at 5 p.m.)
Monday December 20 - Walter Wolfman Washington
Tuesday, December 21 - Irvin Mayfield

And of course there's lot more music happenin!!

Head over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for an amazing evening of music with Spencer Bohren at 7:00 pm...if you've never heard this amazing singer/songwriter you don't know what you're missing....you have to check it out!!

Stick around Mid-City and go on over to the Banks Street Bar & Grill for the N'Awlins Johnnys at 9:00 pm and some free red beans and rice for your Monday night!

If you're looking for a new place to check out some great food and music....head on over to Three Muses (536 Frenchmen)...tonight Kristin Diable hosts the New Orleans Singer Songwriters Night at 7:00 pm!

Enjoy this lovely evening around the fire at The Columns....They've got David Doucet from BeauSoleil fame, and while you're enjoying the sounds be sure to have an adult beverage to warm you on up!

If you're lookin' for some bluegrass music tonight you don't have to go too far to find it....Check out the Hi Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude) and the Bluegrass Pickin' Party at 8:00 pm...there's no cover and FREE red beans!

If you love amazing burritos and great music, then BJ's Lounge (4301 Burgundy) is the place for you, because they have one mean burrito, and the incredible sounds of King James & the Special Men...the fun starts up at 10:00 pm!!!

Be sure to make a stop by the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) early for this great line-up of music....Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Dominic Grillo and The Frenchmen Street All Stars at 6:00 pm and be sure to stay on for the Jazz Vipers at 10:00 pm.....it's sure to be another smokin' Monday evening show.

Have a great Monday...and for more musical fun check out WWOZ Livewire ....until tomorrow.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Mo' Gumbo, Holiday Fun, and Say Good-bye to K-Doe!

Happy Sunday and Happy NOLA Holidays!!

Stay warm today by eating some yummy gumbo at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation celebrates the rich traditions of music, food and community with the third annual Treme Creole Gumbo Festival. The festival is today at the Jazz & Heritage Center (1255 N. Rampart), and the fest also includes fabulous holiday shopping at the fifth annual Jazz & Heritage Holiday Bazaar - with a slew of vendors offering wearable art, items for the home and other hand-made specialties.
And you don't want to miss the musical line-up today!!

11:00 to 11:45 Heritage School of Music All Stars
12:00 to 1:00 Lucien Barbarin
1:00 to 1:30 Baby Boyz Brass Band
1:30 to 2:30 Thais Clark
3:00 to 4:00 Glen David Andrews
4:30 to 6:00 Big Sam's Funky Nation

Holiday on the Boulevard continues today at the Ashe Cultural Center (1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.) Check out the fun schedule of music!
John Mosely & Friends at 2:15 PM
Sharon Martin at 3:15 PM
Naydja Cojoe at 4:30 PM
Lloyd Daly at 5:30 PM
Michaela Harrison at 6:30 PM
Zion Trinity at 7:30 PM

OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CHURCH TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT RETURNS!! The traditional Christmas Concert presented by OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CHURCH (1307 Louisiana Ave.)returns to the Garden District after 2 years, thanks to Archbishop Aymond, who has granted permission for the traditional Garden District Christmas Concert to be presented once again IN the church today at 4:00 pm!! Enjoy the talents of Phyllis Treigle, Melissa Brocato, Kevin Rouchell, Louis Hackett, Brian Morgan and the Good Shepherd Parish Choir. OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CHURCH has been unable to present their traditional Christmas Concert in the church since being "closed" by the Archdiocese of New Orleans in October 2008.
ALL DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association presents Holiday Arts Market with Music and Candlelight Caroling today in Washington Square and Frenchmen St.!!! Find one of a kind gifts for those on your list with fantastic music. And don't forget to bring your wish-list to Pere Noel (aka Santa Claus) so that he knows you've been good all year! Then take a dinner break at one of the wonderful restaurants in the neighborhood and come back for the 36th annual Candlelight Caroling at 6pm in the Square. Check out the fun schedule of events!!
10am to 4pm - Art Market, Music and Kids' Areas
11am to 12:30 - Olivier Franc Jazz Band
12:45 to 2:15 - Mmmlawdy
2:30 to 4pm - Dominick Grillo & Frenchmen Allstars
6pm - Candlelight Caroling with the Pfister Sisters

Christmas New Orleans Style continues this evening with the Cathedral Christmas Concerts at the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square!!  Local choirs and New Orleans artists herald in the season with nightly concerts of Christmas carols and gospel favorites in one of the country's most historic churches. Concerts start at 6:00 pm and last about one hour. FREE and open to the public.

The 2010 Concert Schedule
Sunday, December 12 - Ingrid Lucia
Monday, December 14 - Trish Foti Genco and Friends
Tuesday, December 14 - Danny O'Flaherty
Wednesday, December 15 - Tom McDermott & Connie Jones
Thursday, December 16 - Philip Manuel & Shades of Praise
Sunday, December 19 - St. Louis Basilica annual Christmas Concert (Please note that this concert begins at 5 p.m.)
Monday December 20 - Walter Wolfman Washington
Tuesday, December 21 - Irvin Mayfield


It's K-Doe's Final Big Bash and you should be there for the big send off of this iconic New Orleans landmark. The send off starts at 8:00 pm and for $20.00 (which is gonna help out Ms. Betty Fox with her expenses). The evening includes free food and free drinks, and a free autographed poster of Ernie-K-doe at his last Jazz Fest Performance (while they last!!). The evening will see the auctioning Quintron's drum buddy. The musical line-up is stellar so don't miss this one!!
MOTHER IN LAW LOUNGE ALL-STARS featuring - Armand St. Martin, John T. Lewis, J. D. Hill, Porgy Jones, Guitar Lightnin' Lee, Ruddley Thibodeaux, Mitch Palmer, John Trahey, Henry Hitt, B J, Olivia Greene, Charles Baker, Ben Sandmel, Tom Henehan, Keith Lewis, Van Odom, Gary Roberts, Betsy Braud and other surprise Musicians

"We'll be Jammin' 'til Midnight to Help Keep Memories of the Mother In Law Lounge Alive!"

That should keep you pretty busy today...and for more evening music fun be sure to click on the WWOZ Livewire!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Shopping NOLA Style with Festivals, Food and Fun!

Good Morning Everybody...there's plenty of great ways to get your holiday shopping done and celebrate with some great music, food and fun!!!

Move on down to the Quarter with in store performances at the Louisiana Music Factory (210 Decatur) Free Concert Series!!
Kermit Ruffins 11am
Spencer Bohren Noon
Eva Frishbert w/ Austin & Tyler Clements, 1pm

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation celebrates the rich traditions of music, food and community with the third annual Treme Creole Gumbo Festival. The festival, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Jazz & Heritage Center, also includes fabulous holiday shopping at our fifth annual Jazz & Heritage Holiday Bazaar - with a slew of vendors offering wearable art, items for the home and other hand-made specialties.
And you don't want to miss the musical line-up today!!

10:30 am to 11:00 am The Preservation Hall Junior Jazz & Heritage Brass Band
11:30 am to 12: 15 pm Jamal Batiste
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Treme Brass Band
1:45 pm to 2:45 pm John Boutte
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Shamarr Allen
4:20 pm to 6:00 pm Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers

Holiday on the Boulevard continues today at the Ashe Cultural Center (1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.) Check out the fun schedule:
Noon - 8:00 p.m. - Ashé Marketplace
Noon Kuumba Institute Showcase
12:30 p.m. Sistahs Making a Change
1:00 p.m. Shades of Praise Gospel Choir
2:15 p.m. Voices Not Forgotten/Movers and Groovers (Dance & Oral Histories, Seniors Ages 62-94)
3:00 p.m. Fashion Show with Spoken Word
5:00 p.m. Arrival of Baby Boyz Brass Band, Young Guardians of the Flame Mardi Gras Indian Gang, Baba Kwanzaa & Mama YéYé

It's Christmas time on Freret Street so that can only mean one thing it's The Frerestivus Market today from Noon to 5pm!!! Don't miss the holiday fun on Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue 140 Vendors, Live Music and it's FREE with lots of music!!

MARKET STAGE
DeBauche @ noon
Billy Iuso and Friends @ 1:45
3 Piece Spicy @ 3:30

JENA STREET STAGE
Louisiana Hellbenders @ Noon
Free Agent Brass Band @ 1:30
Treme Brass Band @ 3:30

This weekend is the 21st Annual Festival of the Bonfires in Lutcher...Cajun food, music, gumbo cook-off, crafts, rides and a nightly bonfire.  Head on down to Lutcher Recreation Park (2545 Louisiana Ave) and for more info call or check out the website at www.festivalofthebonfires.org....Because it's CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER...CAJUN STYLE! Enjoy great food, live entertainment, crafts, Santa's Very Merry Forest and carnival rides throughout the weekend. And each night will be highlighted with a single bonfire lighting!!!Come out and experience a prelude to the famous Christmas Eve Bonfires: A tradition unique to St. James Parish and all the world!!

You don't want to miss the Esplanade Holiday Fest on the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon. There's going to be plenty of yummy food from Cafe' Degas, Canseco's, Terranova's and more!! With arts, crafts and great holiday gifts. And you definitley want to be there for the Ernie Vincent Band and Johnny J. and the Hit Men!!

That should keep you pretty busy today...and for more evening music fun be sure to click on the WWOZ Livewire!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Cheer is Overflowing in NOLA!

Morning Everybody...It's Friday - What's happenin'??

There's some fun for you at Holiday on the Boulevard at the Ashe Cultural Center (1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.).  Head down a little early for a Kwanzaa Ceremony with Mama YéYé and Imagination Tour (dance & drum workshop) with Bamboula 2000 at 10:00 am, and check out the Community Reception & Open House with Music by Bamboula 2000 at 6:00 pm!

There's a Miracle On Fulton Street  (Fulton and Poydras)  it's free and open to the public!  Come see the Canopy of Lights ~ A series of 14-foot, custom-built, faux wrought iron arches, 8-foot Christmas trees and 3-foot fleur de lis ornaments!....And there's also "Faux Sneaux" which falls daily!  Tonight check out entertainment by The Wiseguys from 8:00 pm to 10:00pm!!  And don't forget about Santa and his "real" reindeer too!  All the holiday fun runs thru January 2nd!

And what a perfect night to visit Celebration in the Oaks at City Park there's so much to do!!

*Visit the Park's Carousel Gardens with rides including the century-old Antique Carousel, Miniature Train, Live Oak Ladybug Roller Coaster, Coney Tower, Fun Slide, Bumper Cars, Rockin' Tug, the Scrambler, and Tilt-A-Whirl. Kid's rides include the Red Baron Plane Ride, Umbrella Cars, Monkey Jump, Slime Buckets and Construction Zone.  Ride bands for unlimited rides are available for $15/person/night. Individual Ride bands are also available for $3 per ride.

*Nightly performances featuring school choirs and orchestras, Irish dancers, cloggers, bell choirs, ballet troupes, dance groups, and gospel groups. See our calendar for performance schedules.

*Gather your family and friends for Santa and holiday photos in the Carousel Gardens. Photos will be available for purchase at the event (cash or credit card only) from Romaguera Photography. 

*There's Storyland - City Park's renovated fairy tale theme park featuring twenty-six larger then life storybook exhibits for kids that allow our little visitors to climb on, slide down or pretend to be their favorite character. Mother Goose, Pinocchio's whale, and Captain Hook's ship as well as many other whimsical figures will delight the young and young at heart nightly on the walking tour.

*The New Orleans Botanical Garden, generously decorated for the season with millions of lights and special exhibits.

*The New Orleans Historic Train Garden, a 14,000 square foot elevated display located in the Botanical Garden showcases over 40 intricately crafted New Orleans landmark buildings. An assortment of trains and streetcars travel along 1,400 feet of rail.

There's also a couple wine tastings going on tonight!

Get your wine on this evening with a little tasting at Swirl (3143 Ponce de Leon) with the Friday Free for All from 6 to 8:00 pm....they've got a killer line-up of Spanish wines tonight from importer Eric Solomon poured by Morgon Stroud of Purveyor.  These are incredibly well priced, delicious blends from some of the lesser known regions of Spain and they'll be serving up authentic tapas dishes to pair with them!!

You can also head on over to Cork & Bottle (3700 Orleans Ave.) for another fun free tasting....Darla Monaco with Mystic Vine wine sellers will be pouring a mystifyingly delicious line of wines today at the absolutely free wine tasting.  For all of you red wine drinkers with white wine drinking friends, come grab a taste of Babcock's "Identity Crisis".  And don't worry. The only crisis you will experience is wondering how in the world one wine can satisfy both palates.

Be sure to check out the big Happy Hour this evening at Chickie Wah Wah.....The Geraniums start up  at 8:00 pm with a NO COVER show!  It's gonna be a fun one...and if the Geraniums can't put you in a Christmas mood, nobody can!  Then stay on for the late show with Bonerama & Friends Christmas Jam starting up at 10:30 pm w/June Yamagishi (Papa Grows Funk), Robert Mercurio (Galactic) and Bonerama's Mark Mullins, Craig Klein, Bert Cotton and Eric Bolivar. There's a $15 cover, but this show is gonna be worth it!!

And for those of you hanging out Uptown don't forget it's a Free Friday at Tipitina's (504 Napoleon Ave.) this Friday with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux's Birthday Bash with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and special guests...show starts up about 10ish!

And of course....Have a great Friday and for more musical fun and events click on the WWOZ Livewire!  And don't forget!!  It's Bill deTurk Friday on WWOZ so be sure to listen from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for the Louisiana Music Party!!! (online or locally on 90.7 FM)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wine, Green Shopping, and Lots o' Music!!

Happy Thursday Everybody,

Don't miss out on the weekly wine tasting at Cork and Bottle at about 5:00 pm in Mid-City and tasting is free...Stay on for Jumpin' Johnny Sansone at 8:00 pm...And be sure to stop by the Crescent City Farmer's Market and patronize local Louisiana vendors with fresh veggies, seafood and more! 

Head on down to The Ogden Southern Museum of Art today for Ogden after Hours.   Music starts up at 6:00 pm with the jazzy sounds of Roland Guerin, so you don't want to miss it!!  (and 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!)

Green Light District LaunchCome out to Magazine Street and join our neighboring Green Businesses for the official Green Light District Launch Party.....All of the Green Light District (2000-2100 block of Magazine Street) businesses will stay open from 6-9 pm and are paired with a Green Non-Profit or Community Partner. They will have drinks, music, giveaways, Green Santa and more.  It’s a great opportunity to support green businesses, community organizations and to do a little Christmas shopping and there's gonna be music by Lady K Trio with special guest John Rankin at 2041 Magazine St.!!

Chickie Wah Wah has a great show tonight with Butch Hancock at 8:00 pm...and make sure you come hungry for some yummy food!!

There's a triple header over at the Spotted Cat (623  Frenchmen) with Brett Richardson at  4:00 pm, Miss Sophie Lee at 6:00 pm and close out the night with the The New Orleans Moonshiners at 10:00 pm!!!

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

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Market, Opera, Cookbooks and Culture!!

Soooo much to do today...it's crazy!!

Celebrate all things Lakeview at the Harrison Avenue Marketplace....today from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at 801 Harrison Avenue.....It's time to start your holiday shopping and Buy Local! With over 70 arts and craft vendors with items that would make great gifts.  St. Paul's will offer complimentary gift wrapping as well.  With entertainment for the evening provided St. Paul's handbell ensemble and St. Dominic's choir.  Plus a special visit from Santa! !!  It's gonna be a fun evening on the Avenue!

Christmas New Orleans Style continues this evening with the Cathedral Christmas Concerts at the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square!!  Local choirs and New Orleans artists herald in the season with nightly concerts of Christmas carols and gospel favorites in one of the country's most historic churches. Concerts start at 6:00 pm and last about one hour. FREE and open to the public.

The 2010 Concert Schedule
Wednesday, December 8 - The Zion Harmonizers
Sunday, December 12 - Ingrid Lucia
Monday, December 14 - Trish Foti Genco and Friends
Tuesday, December 14 - Danny O'Flaherty
Wednesday, December 15 - Tom McDermott & Connie Jones
Thursday, December 16 - Philip Manuel & Shades of Praise
Sunday, December 19 - St. Louis Basilica annual Christmas Concert (Please note that this concert begins at 5 p.m.)
Monday December 20 - Walter Wolfman Washington
Tuesday, December 21 - Irvin Mayfield

Celebrate the Holidays on Bourbon Street with a FREE operatic performance by vocalists from "Bon Operatit" at The Inn On Bourbon's Puccini Bar (541 Bourbon) tonight at 7:00 pm!   The Inn On Bourbon is located at the site of the French Opera House (1859-1919) and continues to celebrate its history with the live performance series.  The operatic performances by vocalists from the New Orleans Opera Association and Bon Operatit will occur on different days, twice monthly, at the Inn On Bourbon.  Special $5 parking at The Inn On Bourbon is extended to all guests attending the performances.

Head on over to the New Orleans Museum of Art and meet famous restraunteer Ralph Brennan who will be signing his latest book, "New Orleans Seafood Cookbook" and offering free tastings of sesame seared tuna from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm....This lush 432-page volume compiled by Ralph Brennan, his five executive chefs, and a dream team of Louisiana talent in editor Gene Bourg and photographer Kerri McCaffety includes 170 triple-tested recipes, 143 color photographs, a Seafood Cook's Manual, seafood and wine pairing suggestions....and there's even more at NOMA....While you're there be sure to check out Great Collectors - Great Donors a Collectors Panel at Stern Auditorium. Director Emeritus John Bullard will host a panel discussion with several of the collectors whose donations have formed the foundation of NOMA's permanent collection over the past 100 years.  Both events are FREE and open to the public!

Go by Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) right after work for a fun happy hour that kicks up at 4:00 pm, and be sure to stay for the Tex-Mex sounds of the Iguanas at 8:30 pm!

There's another special show over at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta!!  Irvin Mayfield's NOJO Jam presents the music of Kenny Garrett this evening at 8:00 pm...it's gonna be an amazing concert!!

Another great evening full of music at the Spotted Cat with free swing dance lessons at 5:00 p.m.!!  Brett Richardson at 4:00 p.m., The Orleans 6 at 6:00 p.m., and to top off the night St. Louis Slim & The Frenchmen St. Jug Band at 10:00 p.m.!

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

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Champagne Networking and Music Tonight!

Happy Tuesday Everybody,

Be sure to keep warm and enjoy lots of good stuff going on today!!

You can get your day started off right with a trip to the Farmer's Market!!!  Visit the Crescent City's Farmer's Market at University Square (200 Broadway) from 9:00 to 1:00 pm and pick up some fresh seafood, veggies and you can even get some lunch!  Taceaux Loceaux will be at the Market today doing the Green Plate Special.  Two new soups and Mexican Hot Chocolate. Perfect for a chilly day like today. iBuen provecho!

Good Stuff Tonight!

Tonight you're invited to the Movers & Shakers - a professional and social networking event.  Head on over to The Bombay Club (830 Conti Street in the Prince Conti Hotel) from 5:30 - 7:30pm to network and socialize with other professionals and business owners, exchange business cards, and share some Holiday Cheer!  Champagne Tasting courtesy of Domaine Chandon Hors d'oeuvres by The Bombay Club!

It's gonna be a lovely evening to hang out on the porch at The Columns (3811 St. Charles Ave.)...Have a cocktail and listen to the musical stylings of John Rankin & Friends and watch the streetcars go by!

For more music fun....come on down to Chickie Wah Wah on Canal Street to enjoy The New Orleans Nightcrawlers!!  Music starts about 8:00 pm and if you've never seen the Nightcrawlers you really need to go!! Come by early and get some yummy food before the show!

If you're lookin' for some Rockin' and Bowlin' and some good food too...Have some dinner over at Ye Olde College Inn..where you'll get some yummy food and a discounted ticket to Rock 'N Bowl...right next door!!  It's Little Freddie King tonight...the show gets kickin' about 8:30 pm.

You need to go by the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street for the early show.  Cluck! Nite featuring Three Piece Spicy + Creole Cookin' (with some FREE food)...and make sure you stay up late for the REBIRTH!!  You'll be glad did! 

Have a wonderful Tuesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire link!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Concerts at the Cathedral and Mo' Monday Fun!!

Good Morning on this very cold Monday...but this is the perfect kind of weather to get you into that Christmasy kind of mood!!  Check out all the fun free stuff going on today!!

Christmas New Orleans Style sets in to gear today with theCathedral Christmas Concerts from December 1-23 at the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square!!  Local choirs and New Orleans artists herald in the season with nightly concerts of Christmas carols and gospel favorites in one of the country's most historic churches. Concerts start at 6pm and last about one hour. FREE and open to the public.

The 2010 Concert Schedule
Monday, December 6 - Ellis Marsalis
Wednesday, December 8 - The Zion Harmonizers
Sunday, December 12 - Ingrid Lucia
Monday, December 14 - Trish Foti Genco and Friends
Tuesday, December 14 - Danny O'Flaherty
Wednesday, December 15 - Tom McDermott & Connie Jones
Thursday, December 16 - Philip Manuel & Shades of Praise
Sunday, December 19 - St. Louis Basilica annual Christmas Concert (Please note that this concert begins at 5 p.m.)
Monday December 20 - Walter Wolfman Washington
Tuesday, December 21 - Irvin Mayfield

The Inn on Bourbon (541 Bourbon) continues it's free screeninngs on the 1st Monday of the month with the Princess and the Frog!!  The series is made possible by the New Orleans Lyceum, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to adult learning. A discussion will follow the movie and will be facilitated by Lyceum founder David O'Donaghue, Psy.D.  For more information, call David O'Donaghue at 504.473.7194 or email neworleanslyceumgmail.com.

And of course there's lot o' music happenin!!

Head over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for an amazing evening of music with Spencer Bohren at 7:00 pm...if you've never heard this amazing singer/songwriter you don't know what you're missing....you have to check it out!!

Stick around Mid-City and go on over to the Banks Street Bar & Grill for the N'Awlins Johnnys at 9:00 pm and some free red beans and rice for your Monday night!

If you're looking for a new place to check out some great food and music....head on over to Three Muses (536 Frenchmen)...tonight Kristin Diable hosts the New Orleans Singer Songwriters Night at 7:00 pm!

Enjoy this lovely evening around the fire at The Columns....They've got David Doucet from BeauSoleil fame, and while you're enjoying the sounds be sure to have an adult beverage to warm you on up!

If you're lookin' for some bluegrass music tonight you don't have to go too far to find it....Check out the Hi Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude) and the Bluegrass Pickin' Party at 8:00 pm...there's no cover and FREE red beans at this show too!

If you love amazing burritos and great music, then BJ's Lounge (4301 Burgundy) is the place for you, because they have one mean burrito, and the incredible sounds of King James & the Special Men...the fun starts up at 10:00 pm!!!

Be sure to make a stop by the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) early for this great line-up of music....Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Dominic Grillo and The Frenchmen Street All Stars at 6:00 pm and be sure to stay on for the Jazz Vipers at 10:00 pm.....it's sure to be another smokin' Monday evening show.

Have a great Monday...and for more musical fun check out WWOZ Livewire ....until tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's Time for Seafood Eatin' Tonight!!

Hey Everybody.....It's a beautiful night for eatin' some Gulf seafood!!!

Tonight is "America's Night Out for Gulf Seafood" it's a chef/restaurant statement supporting the Gulf Coast fishing families and their Gulf Seafood catch.  Check out the link for all the details...and be sure to dine out at one of these fabulous restaurants that are supporting the cause! 

7 on Fulton - Chef Matthew Fultz (New Orleans, LA)
A Mano - Chef Joshua Smith (New Orleans, LA)
Arnaud's Restaurant - Chef Tommy Digiovanni (New Orleans, LA)
Bacco - Chef Chris Montero (New Orleans, LA)
Bayona - Chef Susan Spicer (New Orleans, LA)
Besh Restaurant Group - Chef John Besh (New Orleans, LA)
Boudreaux's Restaurant - Chef Bryant Gardner (New Orleans, LA)
Broussard's - Chef Gunter Preuss (New Orleans, LA)
Cafe' Adelaide - Chef Chris Lusk (New Orleans, LA)
Café Giovanni - Chef Duke LoCicero (New Orleans, LA)
Cajun Cabin - Chef Dominic Scalisi (New Orleans, LA)
Cochon Restaurant - Chef Stephen Stryjewski (New Orleans, LA)
Commander's Palace - Chef Tory McPhail (New Orleans, LA)
Court of Two Sisters - Executive Chef Chad Penedo (New Orleans, LA)
Deanie's Seafood (Lake Ave.) - Chef Darren Chifici (Bucktown, LA)
Deanie's Seafood (Iberville) - Chef Dave Fouche (New Orleans, LA)
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse - Chef Alfred Singleton (New Orleans, LA)
Domenica - Chef Alon Shaya (New Orleans, LA)
Galatoire's - Chef Brian Landry (New Orleans, LA)
The Grill Room - Chef Drew Dzejak (New Orleans, LA)
GW Fins - Chef Tenney Flynn (New Orleans, LA)
Herbsaint Restaurant - Chefs Donald Link and Ryan Prewitt (New Orleans, LA)
K- Paul's Louisiana Kitchen - Chef Paul Prudhomme (New Orleans, LA)
La Bayou Restaurant - Chef Rob Vance (New Orleans, LA)
La Cote Brasserie - Chef Chuck Subra (New Orleans, LA)
The Landing - Chef Justin Pittenger (New Orleans, LA)
La Thai Uptown - Chefs Diana Chauvin/Merlin Chauvin (New Orleans, LA)
La Truffe Sauvage - Chef Mohamed Chettouh (Lake Charles, LA)
Le Meritage - Chef Michael Farrell (New Orleans, LA)
Louis XV1 - Chef Agnes Dellet (New Orleans, LA)
M Bistro - Chef Matt Murphy (New Orleans, LA)
Mike's On The Avenue - Chef Mike Fennelly (New Orleans, LA)
Mr. B's - Chef Michelle McRaney (New Orleans, LA)
Muriel's Jackson Square - Chef Gus Martin (New Orleans, LA)
Ninja Restaurant - Chef Momo Young (New Orleans, LA)
O'Briens Grille - Chef Matthew Donelon (New Orleans, LA)
The Original Pierre Maspero's Restaurant - Chef Richard Tyler ll (New Orleans, LA)
Palace Cafe - Chef Ben Thibodeaux (New Orleans, LA)
Pier 424 - Chef Robert Bechtold (New Orleans, LA)
Prejean's Restaurant - Chef Ernest Prejean (Lafayette, LA)
Primo's Restaurant - Chef Chad A. Richardson (New Orleans, LA)
Ralph Brennan Group - Haley Bittermann, Exec. Chef (New Orleans, LA)
Red Fish Grill - Chef Brain Katz (New Orleans, LA)
Roux on Orleans - Chef Guy Sockrider (New Orleans, LA)
Royal House Oyster Bar - na (New Orleans, LA)
Salu Small Plates and Wine Bar - Chef Ryan Gall (New Orleans, LA)
Sam's By The Beach - Chef Sam Elias (Santa Monica, CA)
Semolina - Chefs Greg Reggio, Hans Limburg and Gary Darling (Metairie, LA)
Regional Governor (Louisville, KY)
Vega Tapas Cafe - Chef Glen Hogh (New Orleans, LA)
Whole Foods Market Arabelle Station - Prepared Foods Team (New Orleans, LA)
Whole Foods Market Veterans - Prepared Foods Team (Metairie, LA)
Wolfe's Restaurant - Chef Tom Wolfe (New Orleans, LA)
Zea Rotisserie & Grill - Chefs Greg Reggio, Hans Limburg and Gary Darling (Kenner, LA)
Zea Rotisserie & Grill - Chefs Greg Reggio, Hans Limburg and Gary Darling (Harvey, LA)
Zea Rotisserie & Grill - Chefs Greg Reggio, Hans Limburg and Gary Darling (Covington, LA)
Zea Rotisserie & Grill - Chefs Greg Reggio, Hans Limburg and Gary Darling (New Orleans, LA)
Zea Rotisserie & Grill - Chefs Greg Reggio, Hans Limburg and Gary Darling (Metairie, LA)
Zea Rotisserie & Grill - Chefs Greg Reggio, Hans Limburg and Gary Darling (Harahan, LA
And after eating...you need some music to dance off all that yummy food!!

Go by Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) cause there's gonna be Zydeco dance lessons at 7:00 pm and stay on for Sunpie Barnes..it's gonna be a fun night!!

There's another special show over at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta!!  Irvin Mayfield's NOJO Jam presents the music of Dizzy Gillespie this evening at 8:00 pm...it's gonna be an amazing concert!!

Another great evening full of music at the Spotted Cat with free swing dance lessons at 5:00 p.m.!!  Brett Richardson at 4:00 p.m., The Orleans 6 at 6:00 p.m., and to top off the night St. Louis Slim & The Frenchmen St. Jug Band at 10:00 p.m.!

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