Friday, October 21, 2011

TGIF! With Sooo Much to Do - U Just Have to Read This!

Hurray for Friday and what a beautiful day it is!!

Lookin' to hang out on the Bayou and drink some delicious wine...then go no further than the Pitot House on Moss Street for Vino on the Bayou tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 pm!!  This event is always a great way to kick off the evening. For more information concerning the event, you can contact Louisiana Landmark Society at 504.482.0312.

Head down to the Quarter for Concerts in the Courtyard at the Historic New Orleans Collection....What a treat this is (and beautiful weather!).....Experience a concert in the courtyard at the Historic New Orleans Collection in the heart of the French Quarter - 533 Royal Street. The show is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns...FUN!!! Admission is $10, FREE for THNOC members, and includes 3 complimentary beers and martinis from Southern Eagle.!!! Guests must be 21 or older to enter and memberships begin at the low low price of $35.00 per household

Tonight Animal Helper presents the 2nd Annual Fur Ball Fundraiser from 7-10 pm at the Chateau Bourbon (800 Iberville)! With these funds Animal Helper was able to save 92 animals over the past year.  Their goal this year is to raise a minimum of $20,000, which will allow them to rescue more animals in need. The event will feature a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes.  Guests will enjoy refreshments, music, entertainment, cash bar, and more! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Tickets are available at four locations:
- Crumb Engineering in Metairie
- Esthetique Facial Spa in New Orleans
- Adventure Pets in Mandeville
- Puppy Love Daycare in Metairie

Another fun event this evening!  It's Cosmos for a Cure: A Fundraiser and Fashion Show benefiting the New Orleans affiliates of Susan G. Komen at Twist (628 St. Charles Ave.) from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm.  $10.00 admission includes complimentary  cosmo and light hors d'oeuvres.  Come enjoy cocktails and fashion for a great cause!

The Where Y'Art? party is celebrating Elegant Images Closing Weekend 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. Check out the events!
- 5pm to 8pm: Art Making Activity with KIDsmART
- 5pm to 8pm: Bhangra Folk & Classical Indian Dancing
- 5:30pm to 8:30pm: North Indian/Hindustani Instrumental Classical Music: Priyo Majumdar (sarode) with accompaniment by Andrew McLean (tabla)
- 6:30pm: Directors Dialogue with Derek Gillman, Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation
- 7pm: The Elegant Image: Walk Through with Lisa Rotondo McCord
- 7:30pm to 8:30pm: Slide presentation by Robert Arnett, photographer and author of "India Unveiled"
- DiWali Celebration (Festival of Lights) with Indian sweets and sparklers

You say - you still don't know what to do???

Start off your weekend the right way with a little New Orleans/Hawaiian music!!  The fun is happening over at the Bayou Beer Garden (326 N. Jeff Davis) with an Autumn Luau with Hawaii 504.  The party gets started at 7:00 pm - don't miss some island tunes with a little New Orleans thrown in!

Head on over to Chickie Wah Wah on Canal at about 7:00 pm for New Orleans Women In Music presents: "Sisters in Song", an event featuring Germaine Bazzle,The Honey Pots and Romy Kaye. Proceeds to go to the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Fund and our sister musicians affected by the tornadoes of Tuscaloosa, AL and Joplin, MO.!!  And don't forget to come hungry cause the kitchen is back open! (There's gonna be a cover, but your money is going to a great cause!)

And there's another big celebration on Banks Street over at the Banks Street Bar and Grill (of course - 4401 Banks) - it's the Banks Street Anniversary Celebration with The Egg Yolk Jubilee, Tony Italiano, Tina Jamieson, Hannah KB, Eloise Davis, Ricardo Slowhand at 9:00 pm!

And there's more good music in Mid-City (almost Uptown) over at Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) celebrate the cd release party for the Creole String Beans 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, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio 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 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 El DeOrazio & Friends at 3:00 pm for some happy hour, Caroline and Moonshine at 7:00 pm, and the Dana Abbot Band at 10:00 pm!!

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 the Happy Talk Band at 10:00 pm...there's a $5cover, but you don't want to miss some Happy Talkin'!!

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 -!!  Have a good one!

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