Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hemingway, Running Waiters, Swingin' and Art!

Good Morning - hope you're having a great Sunday, and here's some good stuff going on today!

If you haven't had enough of the Running of the Bulls Fiesta - No worries, there's a San Fermin Closing Party this morning at Ernst Cafe' (600 S. Peters). The party will feature a tapas brunch menu and the third annual Ernest Hemingway Talent Contests - including  a Hemingway look-alike, costume, and a skit contest - all starting up at 11:30 am.  Admission if FREE and open to the public!

And continue the fun with the First French Market Fare Program with Ann Tuennerman from Tales of the Cocktail, Liz Williams from the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, and music from One Mind Brass Band.  Every Sunday starting today at 2:00 pm, the French Market will host a series of free programs that highlight the cuisine and culinary culture of New Orleans. Expect to see cooking demos, food conversations, and musical entertainment at the French Market Fare stage in the Farmers Market, located between Ursulines and Governor Nicholls Streets

Keep on going with the French Market Waiters Race at 4:00 pm - The annual race begins at Washington Artillery Park (across from Jackson Square) and ends at the French Market Arch (Ursulines Street).  The race kicks off with local waiters carrying trays of beverages and speed walking their way to the finish line for the Bastille Day commemoration.

And if you want to dance the afternoon away head on down to the National World War II Museum (945 Magazine) for this FREE event the Summer Sunday Swing Series!  Professional swing dancers will provide coaching for dancers at all levels while your swinging to the sounds of Swingaroux - all today from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  

It's your last chance this weekend to celebrate the closing exhibition at the Historic New Orleans Collection (533 Royal St.).  Today marks the final day for The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States (El Hilo de la Memoria: EspaƱa y los Estados Unidos), the traveling exhibition chronicling Spain’s discovery and colonization of the New World. Before the materials leave American soil and return to the Archive of the Indies in Seville, The Collection will host closing receptions with Galvez Riverfront Restaurant today.  The receptions will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and guests will have an opportunity to view the exhibition and enjoy Spanish-Creole fare by chef Laura Cedillo.  The reception and the exhibition are FREE and open to the public.

That should keep you busy - have a great Sunday and for more good music going on around town be sure to check out the WWOZ Livewire!

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