Happy Thursday Everybody - Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!!
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 - Great Values from Around the World" sponsored by Dorignacs. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste a collection of 35 delicious great value wines from around the world. 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 some more with a little culture and music. Head on over to the concert at the Ogden Southern Museum of Art - better known as Ogden after Hours. The music starts up at 6:00 pm. with Paul Sanchez......Paul is a New Orleans singer-songwriter whose music continues the city's longstanding tradition of performers melding jazz, blues and funk with lyrics of wit, wisdom, sorrow and joy.....so come on down for some music, culture, food, fun and my hubby, Bill deTurk, will be doing the in depth interview so you don't want to miss it!! And don't forget to try out this month's signature drink the "Limoncell-O" it is really good!
Go hang out at City Park this evening for The Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series with Julio And Cesar! 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.
Tonight it's the second concert for Live at Lafreniere Park (3000 Downs Blvd.) at 6:00 pm with The Yat Pack. Look for the huge stage on the island, and the best part?...Admission is FREE!!! Kids and pets are welcome too!
Thursday Night Music
There's fun on Frenchmen at the Maison (508 Frenchmen) with a triple header tonight with Those Peaches at 5:00 pm, John Dobray at 7:00 pm and stay on for Doombalya at 10:00 pm!
d.b.a. (618 Frenchman Street) has a spectacular double header!! Piano man Jon Cleary at 7:00 pm and stay on for Spy Boy at 10:00 pm (there's a small cover, but you don't want to miss it!)
Spotted Cat Music Club (623 Frenchmen) has a triple header too with Brent Richardson at 4:00 pm, Miss Sophie Lee at 6:00 and top off the evening with The New Orleans Moonshiners 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!