Sunday, July 24, 2011

Music & Market Workshops, Honeybee Tryouts and a Swingin' Sunday!

Happy Sunday Everybody - had a little computer break yesterday, but hope everyone had a wonderful Saturday!

The dog days of Summer have slowed things down a little bit, but you can still find some fun stuff going on around town!

You can get an early start with the kids at Tipitina's (501 Napoleon) with the Sunday Music Workshop form 1:00 to 3:30 pm....Tony Dagradi, Roland Guerin and Johnny Vidacovich perform at the workshop and musicians are asked to bring their own instruments.  Admission is FREE and open to all ages (so, that means you!).

And continue the fun with the French Market Fare Program with the Hollygrove Market at 2:00 pm.  The Market and Farm discusses local ingredients, urban farming practices, demonstrates how to use various products in creative ways, and how to preserve season produce.  So come on out and learn some fun stuff and go shopping in the French Market (located between Ursulines and Governor Nicholls Street) - what a fun way to spend your Sunday afternoon!!

It's the Honeybees Final Audition, and you can show your support!!  If you want to cheer on your favorite New Orleans Hornet Honeybee then head on down to the House of Blues (225 Decatur) for 3:00 pm (doors open at 2:30) to cheer on the 34 finalist, and your favorite, competing for about 20 spots on the 2011-12 Honeybee Squad!  The event includes performances by DJ Jermaine Quiz and saxophonist James Martin, with drink specials too - admission is FREE!!!

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 Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Band - It's dance lessons at 1:00 pm and more great music from 2:00 to 4:00 pm!

Looking for a romantic evening of a music?  Check out the Summer Twilight Romance Series at the Jazz Back Porch at the N.O. Jazz National Historical Park Visitor Center (918 N. Peters) at 7:00 pm -  Harmoniemusik New Orleans continues a summer series of classical chamber music at the Back Porch, including trios, quartets, quintets and more.  Admission is FREE - but donations are accepted and appreciated.

For you night owls - there's a couple great late music shows going on Uptown tonight!

Le Bon Temp Roule' (4801 Magazine) has Chapter Soul featuring Calvin Johnson, Kirk Joseph & Kevin O'Day at 9:00 pm!

The Maple Leaf Bar (8316 Oak St.) has the Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste with the Honey Island Swamp Band all at 10:30 pm!

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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