Sunday, August 14, 2011

Celebrate Music for a Good Cause - A Benefit for Malcolm and More!

Happy Sunday Everybody!

Head on over to Tipitina's (501 Napoleon) today for the Sunday Music Workshop - come play on Tip's world famous stage with Steve Masakowski, Chris Severin, & Johnny Vidacovich from 1:00 to 3:00 pm!! This program is FREE and open to the public, but is geared towards young musicians (please bring your own instruments).

Looking for somewhere cool to hang out, hear some great music and help someone out - then go on over to BMC (1331 Decatur) for a Benefit for Malcolm Westin - Malcolm is a musician and one of the best independent auto mechanics in town, however he's been unable to work over a year due to a serious health condition that requires multiple surgeries and long stays in the hospital.  Enjoy music by Mas Mamones with special guest Mas Mamones, also Alex McMurray, MrGo, and Ritmo Calypso all this music for a measly $15. cover plus $5 more to enter the raffle of 20 donated prizes (food, art, and more). All proceeds will help Mal and his family.  So come on out for a good cause, have some fun and give what you can for this great hard-working guy.

Head to the French Market Fare Program with Chef Marilyn Doucette of Meals from the Heart Cafe' 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!!

Enjoy music in a beautiful setting at Trinity Episcopal Church (1329 Jackson) the Trinity Artist Series continues this evening at 5:00 pm. with the High Ground Drifters Bluegrass Band with Albinas Prizgintas, organ This concert is FREE and open to the public.

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.

If you're looking for more good things to do this evening head on over to the Hi-Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude) for the 6t'9 SAPC Back to School Recruit! This is one of many, but most important? All are invited to join, and we ask everyone, even if you don't join? to PLEASE donate a backpack for kids! Each year, 6t'9 donates new or used (good condition) backpacks to school children! won't you please help us and donate too? The meeting will be from six ta nine, and krewe members will be on hand to discuss parades past, and how you can join up, and participate too! Each year this parade goes through the sixth ward to the ninth ward, and brings candy and more to children in neighborhoods! A fter Katrina, there was so much blight, that 6t'9 decided to bring the halloween experience to the neighborhoods! they roll from the sixth ward to the ninth, in halloween costumes, with bands, floats and more. One of the most anticipated parades for any child. They are the only parade to bring the bands through the neighborhoods, and the families come out in droves to join in the fun!  Each year they accept new members, and this year is no exception!

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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