Friday, January 27, 2012

TGIF w/Stompers, Offbeat Awards & Lots of Music!

Hey Everybody - hope you're ready for a fun Friday in NOLA!!

Check out The Where Y'Art? event 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!! Join the panel discussion, "The Artist as Collector" moderated by John Bullard in collaboration with the exhibition "NOMA 100: Gifts for the Second Century." 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.
  • 5:30 pm  to 8:00 pm: an art making activity for the kiddies
  • 6:00 pm: Lecture with Spanish architect, Rafael Moneo - (works include the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles)
  • 5:30 to 8:30 pm: Music by the Patrice Fisher
  • 7:00 pm: Artist Talk with Katie Holden
Bust out your "Member's Only" jacket, parachute pants, and leg warmers tonight for The Sweet 610 Debutante Ball 2, appropriately themed "Electric Boogaloo". The 80s inspired event will be held at The Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd., beginning at 8:00 pm and will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Louisiana chapter. Guests will enjoy culinary delights from New Orleans' finest restaurants, open bar, a live performance from Band Camp and jamming to the groovy tunes by DJ Hammer. Plus, there will be a costume contest with prizes for the best 80s glam garb. The highlight of the evening will come when The 610 Stompers, the all-male dance krewe with a mission of giving back to the community through dance and entertainment, take the stage to debut their new 2012 dance moves. Tickets are $40 until the day of the event and $50 at the door. Tickets are available online through Eventbright (; via phone at 504-455-5194; from any 610 Stomper or at the door the night of the event.

Tonight OffBeat Magazine celebrates the best of Louisiana music at its Best of the Beat Awards Show and party at Generations Hall (310 Andrew Higgins Blvd. in the Warehouse District) from 6 p.m. to midnight. There will be delicious food from many New Orleans restaurants - and check out the musical line-up!!

Front Room
6 p.m. – Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses
7 p.m. – Glen David Andrews
9:45 p.m. – Lost Bayou Ramblers
10:45 p.m. – Big Freedia

Back Room
7:15 p.m. – the Soul Rebels
8 p.m. – The Awards Ceremony
9:30 p.m. – GIVERS
10:30 p.m. – George Porter & His Runnin’ Pardners and Friends
For more info and to purchase tix click:

You still don't know what to do?

Head on over to Chickie Wah Wah on Canal for their happy hour and a triple header of music this evening.  Come on by around the 5 o'clock hour and music with Tom Marron, Sinead and Daron  startin' up at 5:30, and stay on for Paul Sanchez and Alex McMurray at 8:00 pm and top off the evening with John Mooney with Uganda at 10:00 pm - there's a small cover for Paul, Alex and John - but you know it's worth it!  Come hungry too - there's delicious pizza and other yummy items being served up!

And there's more good music in Mid-City (almost Uptown) over at Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) for Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Review 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.

Right down the street you have another trio of shows at BMC (1331 Decatur)...with El de Orazio and Friends at 3:00 pm and Dana Abbot at 10:00 pm!!

d.b.a.'s (618 Frenchmen) got Tuba Skinny at 6:00 pm it's FREE, but don't forget to tip the band!! And stay on for Grayson Capps at 10:00 pm...there's a $5 cover, but you don't want to miss the show!!

Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this evening...If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire -!!

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