What a beautiful Sunday and there's so many things to do today!
If you're thinking about about one thing to do today...be sure to go out to Liuzza Palooza a musical and culinary event benefiting Michael Bordelon today from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm..Right across the street from Liuzza's Restaurant on (3636 Bienville).
Here's Mike's Story....
Tragically, on February 5th of this year as Mike headed home after work, he was involved in a violent car crash. While waiting at a red light on Canal Street a drunk driver traveling 80 miles per hour slammed into the back of his car, ramming it into an iron gate. Mike, hospitalized for nearly a month, was in a coma for a week while in the intensive care unit. Three weeks after the accident he was transferred to another hospital for physical therapy and faces many months if not years of rehabilitation in dealing with his traumatic brain injury. Michael’s insurance has maxed out and the drunken driver (an eight-time DWI offender!) only had $25,000 worth of coverage which has yet to be collected.
Friends, family, co-workers, and customers are all praying for Mike’s recovery, but want to do more. To that end, The Taste Buds are hosting a fundraiser of festival proportions, showcasing Louisiana Seafood, local music, and our own brand of fun. Titled LiuzzaPalooza 2011, proceeds from the event will be used to pay for Mike’s rehabilitation and expenses related to his hospitalization.
More info on the event!!
The entrance donation is only $5 and it's Free Admission for children 12 and under. And check out this amazing line-up of food and music that Mike's friends have put together for him!!
11:00 am Gideon & The Chimney Sweeps
NOON to 1:00 pm Paul Varisco and the Milestones with special guest Luther Kent
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Rockin' Dopsie
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Creole String Beans
And check out the food vendors...YUMMY!! And most food items will be only $5 each!
La Divina Gelateria
Louisiana Hospitality Foundation
Ritz-Carlton's M Bistro
Southern Sales Solutions
Zea Rotisserie & Grill
It's going to be a beautiful day to support Mike...so get get your booty out there! And for all the info on the event click the link at the top of the page..See you there!
More Events Today!
Stop in the Bywater before you head down to Mid-City...You don't want to miss the Piety Street Market today from Noon to 5:00 pm! When 40+ vendors offer creative arts, handmade crafts, homemade goodies, vintage collectibles and flea market finds. Located at 612 Piety St., just off the corner of Chartres St., Piety Street Market is held at the Old Ironworks, which offers a spectacular indoor/outdoor setting for a bustling neighborhood market....The Market celebrates festival season today with a double bill of percussive African music with:
12:30 PM: Seguenon Kone
2:30 PM: The Kora Konnection
And for something unique and different head on over to the Westbank for FORESTival, a celebration of art and nature at A Studio in the Woods today from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm on 13401 Patterson Road in Algiers...Here's the cool schedule of activities today!
11:30-3:00 interactive clay activity for kids and adults, Growing a Clay Forest with Jane Hill
12:00-1:00 Beth Turner, piano
12:30 Tour of the founders’ home with Joe & Lucianne Carmichael
1:30-2:30 Panorama Jazz Band
2:30 Tour of the woods with botanist David Baker
3:00 Tory Tepp presents Spirit Ferry
3:30 Dance performance with Monique Moss and Third Eye Theatre
4:00-5:00 Troi Bechet, vocals
4:30 Silent Auction closing
4:30 Tour of the woods with botanist David Baker
For more information on this amazing festival and how to get there...click on the above link for more info!!
And if you're craving seafood...don't forget to check out the Plaquemines Parish Seafood Fest...going on all day today! Check the link for all the fun, food and music happening from 10:30 am until 11:00 pm tonight!!
If you're looking for Sunday music...be sure to click on the WWOZ Livewire for all the good stuff going on around NOLA today and tonight! Have a good one!
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