Good Morning Everybody!!
BIG SATURDAY EVENTS!!
If you're not already out there it's not too late to head down to the New Orleans Hash House Harrier's - Red Dress Run for lots of fun!! Get yourself down to Washington Square (Dauphine Sts at Frenchmen St.) NOW - with your best red dress on (boys and girls!) Registration is $75 and open from 9:00 am to Noon. The music begins with Chasing Daylight from 10 am to 11:30 pm, Blackened Blues from Noon to 1:30 pm and Dash Rip Rock from 2:00 pm to 1:30 pm...There's gonna be delicious lunch provided by Corky's at 1:30 too!! So get your red butt down there for some drinkin' and runnin' round the Quarter!! (And remember your registration fee goes to great local charities all around NOLA!!)
After the Red Dress Run this evening....stay in the Quarter and bust out your dirty linen (from White Linen of course) for Dirty Linen Night (200 - 1000 Blocks of Royal St., 500 blocks of St. and St. Peter Streets, Jackson Square and Dutch Alley). Art Galleries and shops open up for an extra special art stroll from 6:00 to 10:00 pm!! More than 60 venues will be open with refreshments (of the liquor variety!) The official Dirty Linen Night After Party takes place at 10:00 pm at the Royal House Oyster Bar (441 Royal) with music by Washboard Chaz Blues Trio and complimentary dirty martinis and hor d'oevres. All this is fun is FREE so get your dirty up some linen and get yourself down there this evening!!!
If you're takin' a break from the Red Dress Run head on over to the Louisiana Music Factory for two great in-store shows...(great music and a/c!!) with World Wide Zoo at 2:00 pm and Gypsy Elise at 3:00 pm...remember while you're there to pick up some great Louisiana music too!!
Not too far away you can stop by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Visitor Center (916 N. Peters) for a FREE concert by the New Orleans Racketmakers from 2:00 to 3:00 pm!
The Historic New Orleans Collection (410 Chartres) has a special program of music this afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 pm with Places and People in New Orleans Past: A Centennial Commemoration in Music Honoring Samuel Wilson Jr. - Samuel Wilson Jr. (1911-1993), noted preservationist, architect and architectural historian, was known as the "Dean of Architectural Preservation in New Orleans." In celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday, The Historic New Orleans Collection is presenting a FREE concert featuring soprano Thais St. Julien and pianist Peter Collins performing music reminiscent of New Orleans' past, which Wilson strove to protect throughout his career. Call (504) 523-4662 to reserve seats or for more information.
Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this evening...If you're looking for more great music tonight...check out the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!!
See ya'll on the streets of the Quarter!!