Friday, August 19, 2011

TIGIF! with an Art Extravaganza, Wine, and Plenty of Music!

Hurray for Friday!!

There's an amazing Art Extravaganza this evening over at Floor and Decor Designer's Outlet (2801 Magazine) featuring artists Michael Fedor, Pat Jolly, Steven Lindsley, Michele Benson Huck, Kat Walker, Natalie A. Hutzler, Trina Davis and Patrick Perret - View and purchase works in glass, found objects, drawing, paint, photography, pottery and sculpture.  Enjoy complimentary food and drink and music by the Kat Walker Jazz trio with Bart Ramsey on piano and Spike Perkins on bass!

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.  Check out the selection:
2008- No Place Like Home - Syrah- $10.99
2009- Decoy- Pinot Noir- $21.99 (If you haven't had this Pinot, now's the time)
2010- Nine Walks- New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - $12.99
2010- Indaba - Chardonnay - $10.99

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 of 4 great French wines at 6:00 pm with Greg Knaps from Lirette Selections. 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 Banu Gibson
  • 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) 
Head down to the French Quarter for happy hour and stop by the Louisiana Music Factory (210 Decatur) for an in-store concert at 7:00 pm with Bad Beth and's going to be a fun show, and be sure to pick up a CD while you're there!

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 7:00 pm with the Voodoo Blues Krewe...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 The Bucktown Allstars 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're looking for the total brass band funky experience then you got to go to Banks Street Bar and Grill (4401 Banks) for Egg Yolk Jubilee's Big Summertime Show at 10:30 pm and there's no cover!!...It's a FREE show and you'll be glad you came!!

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 The Hot Club of New Orleans at 6:00 it's FREE, but don't forget to tip the band!!  And stay on for The Pine Leaf Boys at 10:00 pm...there's a $5 cover, but you don't want to miss the Boys!!

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 Lost Bayou Ramblers plus N'awlins Johnnys!!

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 - and tune in today from 11-2 pm for the Louisiana Music Party with my hubby Bill deTurk!!


  1. LA Music Factory Show on Friday!!

    Heads up that Bad Beth is a very naughty girl... come at your own risk...

  2. Thanks Praline Dupre' & Madame McKay for coming by show and looking fabulous. Check out all the sexy dancers in Bustout Burlesque at HofB!