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.!
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