Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Thursday with Art, Music, Eating and Dancing!

Good Morning Everybody,

Here's some Thursday fun stuff!!

Thursday Events

Don't miss out on the weekly wine tasting at Cork and Bottle (3700 Orleans ) about 5:00 pm in Mid-City and the tasting is free with some great choices to taste and purchase!  And be sure to stop by the Crescent City Farmer's Market and patronize local Louisiana vendors with fresh veggies, seafood and more! 

Looking to get your art on this evening...well we have just the thing for you!!  It's  "Bottles and Brushes" at the Degas House (2306 Esplanade)!   Beginning at 6:30 PM, this one of a kind event provides artists and non-artists the opportunity to come and be inspired where Degas lived.  They’ll supply the paints, aprons, and brushes and  even one COMPLIMENTARY adult beverage.  All you need to bring is a little creativity and a positive attitude.  Come a little early and enjoy the social hour at 5:30 pm....Cost is $40 and for more info and reservations call (504) 821-5009 or email:

Need a little more art, culture and music? You gotta go to the show at the Ogden Southern Museum of Art (925 Camp St.) - better known as Ogden after Hours.  The concert starts up at 6:00 pm with Ven Pa’ Ca a flamenco music and dance ensemble that is the result of the collaboration between artists John Lawrence (guitarist/musical director), Leticia Jimenez (dancer/percussionist), Rob Wagner (saxophonist) and David Sobel (percussionist). Ven Pa’ Ca has developed a unique voice that blends New Orleans’ rich musical customs with traditional Flamenco- don't miss it!!

Go hang out at City Park this evening for The Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series with Solid Harmony!  The gates open up at 5:00 pm and the performance starts at 6:00 pm in the City Park Botanical Garden Pavilion of the Two Sisters...There is an admission charge, but hey, it's helping the Park's a good thing...$8 for adults and $3 for children.

Tonight you can Fight Crime with a Fork!!  Dine at one of the following locations and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation!  Eat some food and help out.

Acme Oyster House
Antoine's Restaurant
Bourbon House
Bruno's Tavern
Commander's Palace
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
Drago's Seafood Restaurant
Mr. B's Bistro
Palace Café
Praline Connection
Ralph's on the Park
Riverfront Restaurant
Royal House
Spahr's Seafood Restaurant
Vincent's Italian Cuisine
Zea Rotisserie & Grill

And after all that food - WALK Your Brass Off! - a musical pep rally for The NO/AIDS WALK at the Howlin' Wolf (907 S Peters Street)....Come join the fun and help out the NO/Aids Task Force with an amazing night of music featuring Big Freedia, Mia Borders, and The Original Pinettes Brass Band (and special appearance by the 610 Stompers)....and DJ Dr. Dan will help everybody stay excited and grooving throughout the evening! Doors open at 7pm (come early to register your WALK team!), and the show begins at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at or at the door.

If you're looking to do some more dancing - head on over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal)  for swing dance lessons from 7:00 to 8:00 pm - (go to for info and to sign up for lessons.)   And stick around afterwards for the Some Like it Hot at 8:00 pm!   It's gonna be a fun night at the Chickie's!!

For more fun stuff to do and more music...check out the WWOZ Livewire -!

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