Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday w/a Market, Music, Wine, Fashion, Art & Cats!

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. 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


Unleash your hidden sleuth with a Mystery Wine Tasting at Cork & Bottle (3700 Orleans Ave.) This one is not a who done it, but more like a what is it? Join the folks at C&B at 6:30 pm for Winesense Wednesday hosted by their very own David Harvylkoff! Come Sip 6 robust reds from around the world and see if YOU can sniff out the truth! The wine detective who gets the most varietals correct, wins a FREE bottle of vino! Call 483-6314 for reservations - cost is $20.

Head on over to Lakeview to celebrate Halloween a little early at the Harrison Avenue Marketplace presented by Beacon of Hope tonight from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the parking lot of Lakeview Grocery at 801 Harrison Avenue.  You'll enjoy music by the Louisiana Hellbenders and with the holidays almost here, get a jump start on your holiday shopping and support the featured local artists who can help you find that perfect something. There will be 75 arts, crafts and food vendors on hand.  First Baptist New Orleans church will be there with great activities for the little ones. You can enjoy the famous char-grilled oysters from Drago's or or crab cakes from Meals from the Heart.  Keep it cool with NOLA Snow Snowballs or a cold refreshing libation from the Beacon Beverage booth serving an array of thirst quenchers including margaritas.  It's going to a fun evening!

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 Maria Rodriguez. 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 photographer Dan Milham (yes, he's more than just a weather man!)  There will also be music by Tony Seville 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)

The Amazing Acro-Cats Halloween Spooktacular continues tonight at - The Shadowbox Theatre (2400 St. Claude)! The Spooktacular with The Amazing Acro-Cats runs 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!!

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 The Tin Men - 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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