Friday, August 26, 2011

TGIF with Football Fun and Lots of Music!!

Hurray for Friday!!

And this is always a fun way to kick things off.  It's the weekly wine tasting over at Cork & Bottle (Orleans at Moss St.) - today they have a wine flight with wine picks from the C & B staff!  Come taste some great, affordable bottles today at the FREE tasting from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. 

And you can double your wine tasting fun!  Check out Swirl located on Ponce de Leon right off Esplanade and enjoy a FREE wine tasting at 6:00 pm. Once you've tasted one of their excellent choices you'll be sure to be buy a bottle! 

The Where Y'Art? party is going on this evening over at the New Orleans Museum of Art starting at 5:30 pm with Gallery & Exhibition Tours, lots of fun activities and music!!  The event is FREE with museum admissions. $10 Adults, $8 seniors, students, active military, $6 children ages 17 to 7, children 6 and under are free.
  • 5:30 pm  to 8:00 pm: an art making activity for the kiddies
  • 5:30 to 8:30 pm: Music by Hello Duo
  • 6:00 pm: Lecture with John Cort, Denison University, "Jainism as a Religion of Sacred Icons"
  • 7:00 pm: Contemporary Art Discussion with curator Miranda Lash
  • 8:00 NOMA & The NOLA Project present the play ART (click the link for more info) 
Tonight it's the 10th Annual - Crescent City SEC Kickoff Party hosted at The 12 BAR on Fulton. The festivities begin at 8:00 pm with drink specials by Jack Daniel's and Abita Beer along with light party food donated by local favorites such as Superior Grill, Cook Me Somethin' Mister, and Theo's Pizza. The entertainment for the evening is BandCamp, a local cover band playing 80's music and other party favorites. Admission is $20 online pre-sale and $30 at the door.

You say - you still don't know what to do??? 

Head on over to Chickie Wah Wah on Canal for their happy hour around the 5 o'clock hour and the music starts up at 9:00 pm with Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun (cover $15)...and don't forget to come hungry cause they got yummy food going on in the kitchen!

And there's more good music in Mid-City (almost Uptown) over at Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) it's 61 South at 9:30 pm!!  Remember if you eat at Ye Olde College Inn right next door you get a discount to the show!  Happy rockin' and bowlin'!

If you remember the old Rock 'N Bowl - it's now Shamrock's (504-301-0938/4133 S. Carrollton) and they have the amazing Susan Cowsill tonight at 9:00 pm - I'm guessing there's a cover, but I wasn't able to find out the info - Call before you go, but Susan's definitely worth the money!!

Need more music?? 

Then go to Frenchmen Street!

You can get started early at the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) with Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio at 6:00 pm, and Cottonmouth Kings at 10:00 pm.

Stop by Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill (437 Esplanade - corner of Frenchmen) for some excellent margaritas and some great music all afternoon and evening long with Alex Bossworth at 4:00 pm, Eudora Evans and Deep Soul tonight at 7:00 pm, Fredy Omar con su Banda at 10:30 pm!!

Right down the street you have another trio of shows at BMC (1331 Decatur)...with El DeOrazio & Friends at 3:00 pm, Moonshine and Caroline at 7:00 pm, and Dana Abbot Band at 10:00 pm!

d.b.a.'s (618 Frenchmen) got the Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns at 6:00 it's FREE, but don't forget to tip the band!!  And stay on for The Honey Island Swamp Band at 10:00 pm...there's a $5 cover, but you don't want to miss the Band!!

And for those of you hanging out Uptown don't forget it's Free Fridays at Tipitina's (504 Napoleon Ave.) at 10:00 pm with The New Orleans Suspects with Willie Green, Reggie Scanlan, Jake Eckert, Kevin Morris, & CR Gruver!

Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this evening and tomorrow...If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire - !!

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