Hope you're having a lovely weekend, and our enjoying your Sunday with fun Summer stuff!
And yes, it may be a little later than usual this year...but it's also Super Sunday on Bayou St. John and Orleans!!! (Okay there's a rumor it might not be going on....but isn't that the mystery of the Mardi Gras Indians.) Head on down there between 1:00 and 3:00 pm...and there's a chance you might see some beautiful costumes...but if they're not there don't get mad at me :) and you can always head down to Broad and Orleans...
This weekend is also the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club elections for their Mardi Gras court at 1:00 pm....Members have been campaigning since March, and it's an affair that will take over Broad and Orleans Ave. While voting is limited to members, come out and enjoy the festivities on the neutral ground....This should definitely be going on...yea!!!
It's the final day of the fabulous Greek Fest (on the corner of Robert E. Lee and St. Bernard) and it's also Toga Sunday!! If you wear a Toga you get in free, and there's gonna be a with this year's Greece on the Bayou...Went there last night, and there is plenty of food, music, dancing and crafts! Make sure you stock up on some ouzo - OPA!!
Here's more info on Toga Sunday!!
**There will be a Best Toga contest Sunday evening (following the 6:30 outdoor Hellenic Dance presentation).
1st Place Winner
Signed Greek Festival New Orleans Poster
Bottle of Ouzo*
2nd Place Winner
Greek Festival New Orleans Souvenir Cup
Bottle of Wine*
The rules are simple: (1) this is a family festival, so keep your togas tasteful and tightly tied -- we reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone with unacceptable attire; (2) Participants will be judged on originality, personality, crowd reaction, and other subjective terms; (3) Winners will be chosed according to contest emcee discretion; all decisions are final. Good luck!
And there's fun on the Northshore with Friends Fest!!! Friends Fest was created with the idea of bringing together people, charities, music and art. The festival is today and Monday, with food, music, lots of art and fun for the whole family!! There will be a stage on Water St. facing Friends Coastal Restaurant. The event grounds will be from St. Tammany St. to Water St. and Water St. to St. Josephs St. Admission is $30 for both days of fun, and $20 in advance - click on the above link for more details!
Today's Line-Up of Music and Fun:
1:00 - 2:00 PM Four Guys & A Girl
2:30 - 3:45 PM Sgt. Peppers
4:15 - 6:15 PM Long Neck Society
6:45 - 8:30 PM Cowboy Mouth
8:30 PM Firework Extravaganza on the Tchefuncte River!!!
Jambalaya Fest continues today....so, take a little road trip to Gonzales...(it's really not that far)...The Jambalaya Festival is today (120 Irma Blvd.)!! The festivities get kickin' up today at 11:00 am and run through 11:00 pm....."The World's Largest Jambalaya Cook-Off" is the big event with rides, music, a car show, cooking contests and more then 20 bands!! For more details on all the fun and how to get there...click on the link above!!
That should keep you pretty busy today..and for all your live local music tonight...be sure to click on WWOZ Livewire...until tomorrow!!