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'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!

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