Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Havin' Fun on Wednesday w/Concerts, Cats and Culture!

Happy Wednesday Everybody!!


A free concert series benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans & Acadiana....Every WEDNESDAY through November 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at LAFAYETTE SQUARE!!

In addition to a free weekly concert, concert-goers will enjoy food and drinks for purchase (no outside food or drinks, please) from local favorites including: Martin Wine Cellar, Squeal, Ye Olde Kettle Cooker, Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering, Lil Dizzy's Café, Lucy's Retired Surfer's Bar & Restaurant, Crepes a la Cart, Oceana and Second Harvest Food Bank Community Kitchen. An artists' village will feature artwork and crafts from regional artists and designers, all available for purchase.

Here's the line-up for the series!!!
Oct. 5 Irma Thomas and The Professionals Plus Soul Project
Oct. 12 Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue Plus Stooges Brass Band
Oct. 19 Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Jon Cleary's Philthy Phew
Oct. 26 Blind Boys of Alabama Plus Krown Washington and Batiste
Nov. 2 Buckwheat Zydeco Plus Tommy Malone of the Subdudes with Ray Ganucheau


It's Movie Night With Mr. Okra in the NOMA Sculpture Garden tonight from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm (the main gates open at 6:30 pm)....One Book One New Orleans teams up with the New Orleans Film Society to bring you a night of free New Orleans films on the big screen under the starry skies of the Sculpture Garden! The opening short: "Mr. Okra," the award-winning documentary about everyone's favorite food truck before food trucks became food trucks. The feature film: "From The Mouthpiece On Back," the touching, tough, and not-to-be-missed documentary about the To Be Continued Brass Band as they found their sound and soul once again after Hurricane Katrina.
**SPECIAL GUESTS: "Mr. Okra" Executive Producers and director and MR. OKRA HIMSELF!
*Brennan's Restaurant will sell refreshments, beer and wine. Please - no outside food or drink. Bring a blanket, bring a buddy and be ready for an extraordinary, only-in-NOLA night.  This event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Suggested donation: one paperback book (no violence/graphic on the cover) for donation to our partners Louisiana Books2Prisoners, to help fight illiteracy in the prison system.

Take in the hottest styles at Fashion with a Twist tonight at Mike's on the Avenue (628 St. Charles Ave.) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Enjoy complimentary Ciroc cocktails and gourmet appetizers while viewing the hottest looks from Red Carpet and Jewelry Designer Shane Scallan. This fun evening is brought to you by Glam Squad and Niki Walker Salon...Be sure to stay on for live music after the show with Robin Barnes!

Experience an Evening of Cultural Indulgences at the JW Marriott Lobby Lounge (614 Canal Street)from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The featured artist this week is Charlie Harrison III who creates Contemporary Architectural Portaits of Homes and Landmarks in New Orleans. There will also be Brazilian music by Ricardo Crespo and a spirit tasting with complimentary hors d’oeuvres....Make a purchase of $1,000 or more by either of our Local Artist tonight and the JW Marriott will give you a 1 night complimentary stay in the Presidential Bi-Level Suite a $1,500 value!! (Parking is available at a special event Rate of $5 on Common Street)

Tonight is the opening night for The Amazing Acro-Cats Halloween Spooktacular - The Shadowbox Theatre (2400 St. Claude) begins nearly two weeks of Halloween Spooktacular with The Amazing Acro-Cats running through October 16. If you think it's difficult housebreaking a kitten, imagine training one to ride a skateboard. Shows are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, with 10 p.m. performances on Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays. Click on the link to purchase tickets:

More Wednesday Evening Music

Hang out in Mid-City for all kinds of good stuff tonight - first stop Banks Street Bar (4401 Banks) for some Major Bacon and some FREE BLTs - tonight at 10:00 can never get enough of the bacon and no cover!!

Have more fun in Mid-City when you head on over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for an amazing night of music with with Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott
at 8:00 pm...and grab some dinner before you go...the kitchen is closed for a little reno! 

It ain't Mid-City, but there's great music this evening on Frenchmen Street tonight at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) catch the early show at 7:00 pm with Paul Sanchez, Alex Mcmurray and Washboard Chaz - and stay on for Walter "Wolfman" Washington at 10:00 pm - cover's only $5.00 and you know the Wolfman's worth it!

Have a wonderful Wednesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire -!

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