Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy Friday w/Wine, Racing and Lots o' Music!!!

TGIF!!!!  Get your weekend started off right with wine tastings!!

Always a fun way to kick things off. It's the weekly wine tasting over at Cork & Bottle (Orleans at Moss St.) - from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Come out and sample some fantastic wines!

And you can double your wine tasting fun! Check out Swirl located on Ponce de Leon right off Esplanade and enjoy a FREE wine tasting at 6:00 pm. Once you've tasted one of their excellent choices you'll be sure to be buy a bottle!

Starlight Racing at the New Orleans Fairgrounds (1751 Gentilly Blvd.)celebrates the Oscars with Hollywood Glamour night!!  Groove on down to the sounds of on with the The Mixed Nuts and DJ Digital! Gates open at 4:00 pm and the first post is at 5 p.m. The live bands take to the Clubhouse stage at 7 p.m., while the DJs in the Miller Lite Beer Garden spin nonstop until after the last race, about 9 p.m.
Admission and Parking:
*General Admission to Fair Grounds for Starlight Racing is $5. Twin Spires Club VIPs receive free General Admission.
*Admission to the Clubhouse or the Miller Lite Beer Garden is an additional $5.
*General parking at Fair Grounds is free. Valet parking is available for $10 and VIP Valet with priority service is $20.

Check out Friday Night at NOMA with Where Y'Art tonight from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm!

* Closing Friday for Wayne Gonzales: Light to Dark/Dark to Light (Officially closes on 2/26)
* 5p to 8p: Art Making Activity with KIDsmART
* 5:30p to 8:30p: Music by The Acadias
* 6p: Maya Apocalypse Soon?: Lecture with Dr. Anthony F. Aveni
* 7:15p: Arthur Bedou lecture by Dr. Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, Asst. Professor of Art History/Curator of Univ. Art Collections at Xavier University (following the Maya Symposium

*The cost of this event is free with regular admissions. Prices range from: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, students, and military members; and $6 for ages 7-17.

You still don't know what to do?

Head on over to Chickie Wah Wah on Canal for their happy hour and a double header of music this evening.  It's Amy Trail at 5:00 pm and be sure to stay on for Paul Sanchez and Alex McMurray at 8:00 pm!! There's a small cover for Paul and Alex - but you know they're worth the dinero!  Come hungry too - there's delicious pizza and other yummy items being served up!

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, St. Louis Slim and Andy J. Forest at 6:00 pm, and top off your evening with the New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings at 10:00 pm.

d.b.a.'s (618 Frenchmen) got Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns at 6:00 pm it's FREE, but don't forget to tip the band!! And stay on for Iris May Tango at 10:00 pm...there's a $5 cover, but you don't want to miss the show!!

For more fun stuff to do and more music...check out the WWOZ Livewire -!

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