Sneak out of work a little early and head on down to the French Quarter and the French Market for "Fridays at the French Market"! Look for the Bud Light Stage at Gov. Nicholls between the French and the Flea Markets - You've got music with Tom Worrell at 4:00 pm, and stay on for Mem Shannon and the Membership at 5:00 pm - the Markets will be open for all your food, drink and shopping fun!
Always a fun way to kick things off. It's the weekly wine tasting over at Cork & Bottle (Orleans at Moss St.) - from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Come out and sample these fantastic wines - William Fevre Chardonnay, Petit Bourgeois Blanc, Chateau Morillon Grand Cru, Furque "3 Cepas" Red Blend, and Hahn Cabernet Sauvignon!
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 having an Bengali celebration this evening over at the New Orleans Museum of Art starting at 5:00 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.
- 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Bengali Painting and Design Demonstration with Artist Kajal Beck, Bengali poetry and dance event and Sitar music by Aaron Nitzkin
- 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm: an art making activity for the kiddies
- 5:30 to 8:30 pm: Music by DJ Kazu
- 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Dr. Guy Beck from Tulane University, Classical Indian Voice Performance
Head on over to Chickie Wah Wah on Canal for their happy hour and a triple header of music this evening. Come on by around the 5 o'clock hour and music with Chip Wilson & Mark McGrain startin up at 5:30, and stay on for Paul Sanchez at 8:00 pm there's a small cover, but Paul is worth the dinero! Top off the evening with Todd Clouser at 10:00 pm! The kitchen is closed for a little reno - so grab a snack before you head on over.
And there's more good music in Mid-City (almost Uptown) over at Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) for Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots 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'!
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, Jayna Morgan and The Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band at 6:00 pm, and the New Orleans 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 with Bryce Eastwood at 4:00 pm, Eudora Evans and Deep Soul at 7:00 pm and stay late for Fredy Omar con su Banda at 10:30 pm!!
Right down the street you have another trio of shows at BMC (1331 Decatur)...with Moonshine and Caroline at 7:00 pm, and Soul Project at 10:00 pm and stay 'til Saturday morning with The Soulbillyswampboogie Band at 1:00 am!!
d.b.a.'s (618 Frenchmen) got The Hot Club of New Orleans at 6:00 pm it's FREE, but don't forget to tip the band!! And stay on for Good Enough for Good Times at 10:00 pm...there's a $5cover, but you don't want to miss the show!!
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 - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar and tune in today from 11-2 pm for the Louisiana Music Party with my hubby Bill deTurk!! Remember it's the WWOZ fund drive - so, if you're thinking about pledging today's the day to show your support!!!