Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Fun w/Scotch Tastings, Holiday Shopping & the Blues!

Happy Hump Day Everybody!  There's some fun stuff going on today!

Are you a lover of Scotch?  If so, Cork & Bottle (3700 Orleans Ave.) has an amazing tasting event for you this evening.It's the Luxury Scotch Tasting at 6:30 with a sampling of these fine flavors - Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, Glenmorangie Signet, Glenmorangie Finealta, Johnnie Walker Gold 18yr, Buchanan's Special Reserve 18yr, Buchanan's Red SealCall 483-6314 for reservations - cost is $30.

Head on over to Lakeview and 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 Omega 3 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.  Edgewater Baptist Church will be there with great activities for the little ones. You can enjoy the famous char-grilled oysters from Drago's or baked Alaska from Antoine's.  Stop by the Beacon Beverage booth to enjoy a refreshing libation from an array of thirst quenchers.  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 Fifteen 22 Boutique. 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 Beatriz Soco Ocampo featuring "Portraits of Masquerades and Fire Catchers", a special appearance by the New Orleans Fire Fighters with the calendar "New Orleans Fire Fighters Look Hot 2012" (available for sale)!!! And Gypsy swing by Raphael Bas and Pierre Pichon 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)

More Wednesday Evening Music

Head on down to Rendon Inn (4501 Eve) in beautiful Broadmoor for a very special show - Tulane Associate Prof. and WWOZ DJ Joel Dinerstein is bringing the students from his "The Blues" class to the Rendon Inn for a special performance and discussion of Blues music and history with Marc Stone and Patrick Williams. A look at the music of Son House, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Fred McDowell, and other greats of the Blues from the 20s to the present. The event is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Hope you can join us!

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  romantic, medieval and Spanish blues with Claude Bourbon at 8:00 pm...the kitchen is rolling so come check out the new menu!

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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