Good morning everybody...one more day 'til the weekend...yea!!!
Need a little culture and music? You gotta go to the show at the Ogden Southern Museum of Art - better known as Ogden after Hours. The concert starts up at 6:00 pm. with Shannon McNally's earthy, bluesy and fresh voice. Her unbridled approach to songwriting carries the great blues and blues/rock tradition on to new generations of fans......so come on down for some music, culture and fun..don't miss it!!
Go hang out at City Park this evening for The Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series with jazz pianist David Torkanowsky. 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 out..so....it's a good thing...$8 for adults and $3 for children.
If you're looking for some wine to taste in a unique setting you need to head out to the New Orleans Fairgrounds from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for the first "Tastings at the Track - European Treasures" sponsored by Dorignacs. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste a collection of reds, whites and sparkling gems from France, Germany, Italy and Spain. This casual, reception style tasting will also feature a selection of cheeses and wine experts who will discuss and answer wine related questions. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at Dorignac's (710 Veterans Blvd in Metairie). Tickets will be available at the door if the event is not sold-out.
Celebrate the Launch of the brand new website for the Irish Network in New Orleans tonight at Finn McCool's (3701 Banks) from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm in beautiful Mid-City...There's gonna be free food free Guinness, Jameson cocktails, NOLA beer and Merlin wine. Entertainment from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the students from the Joni Muggivan School of Irish Dance, and from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. the New Orleans-based Irish roots rocker Danny Burns performs, and throughout the evening DJ Dylan O’Donnell (of NOLA Bulls fame) will spin tunes! Sponsored by the Irish Network of New Orleans - sign-up this evening to become a founding member!!
Stay in Mid-City for lots more tonight!
If you're looking for 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 http://www.nolajitterbugs.org/ 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!!
The Banks Street Bar (4401 Banks) has two great shows with Kenny Triche at 8:00 pm and stay on for Dave Jordan & The Neighborhood Improvement Association at 10:00 pm!
Stay in the 'hood and head on down to the Bayou Park Bar (542 S. Jeff Davis Pkwy.) for the Pocket Aces Brass Band at 10:00 pm!
For more fun stuff to do and more music...check out the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!