Thursday, February 2, 2012

TGIT - Ogden with Chris Thomas King & A Happy B-day to Bill!!

Good Morning Everybody - lots of good stuff going on!!

Thursday Events

Don't miss out on the weekly wine tasting at Cork and Bottle (3700 Orleans) about 5:00 pm in Mid-City - Taste some amazing wines.  So, come sip, shop and pick up your favorite wine or liquor! You can also stop at Clever (right next door) for their "tasting special" - $1 off your first cocktail after attending the free wine tasting.  And be sure to stop by the Crescent City Farmer's Market (right outside the door) and patronize local Louisiana vendors with fresh veggies, seafood and more!! 

This evening head on over the the Crescent City Brewhouse (527 Decatur)between 5:00 and 7:00 pm for the Mardi Gras Art Show Opening for Louisiana artist Tami Curtis Ellis - food and drinks prepared by the Brewhouse will be served - fun and yum!

Need a little art, culture and music? You gotta go to the show at the Ogden Southern Museum of Art (925 Camp St.) -better known as Ogden after Hours.  The concert starts up at 6:00 pm with Chris Thomas King.  King started his own independent production company and record label, 21st Century Blues. Soon after he found success as a film composer and actor. Winning three Grammy Awards by 2003 and several Country music CMA awards.  He has developed a singular sound and style that transcends his blues roots from his years of performing before loyal fans at packed clubs, major festivals, theaters and juke joints.  As an actor King has a role in the HBO series "Treme" and starred in the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou"!  Be sure to head on over to the bar for this month's signature cocktail the - brandy milk punch!  Remember if you're a member of the Ogden you always get in free! hubby Bill deTurk will be doing the interview today - be sure to tell him happy b-day!!!

*(Oh, and I  can finally say it again...if you get there a little early head by the Circle Bar right around the corner on Lee's Circle for a happy hour drink...yea!!!  And stop by after the Ogden too for Native America with Netherfriends + Pals at 10:00 pm!)

Tonight the New Orleans Radical Faeries present their 23rd Annual Saint Brigid Ball and Imperial Coronation of Empress XXIII featuring The Panorama Jazz Band....Doors open at 8:00pm - Coronation at 11:00 pm. COSTUMES REQUESTED and the theme is 20,000 Faeries Under the Sea. The fun is happening at the The Old Ironworks Building (612 Piety Street). Open to the Public by general admission $10 donation - No one turned away for lack of funds.

Some More Thursday Night Music

There's lots of fun going on over at Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) tonight!  Come on over early for Happy Hour with Electric Yat String Quartet at 5:30 pm, and stay on 'til 8:00 for the Sofia Talvik! Make sure you come hungry for some yummy Garage Pizza!!

Spotted Cat Music Club (623 Frenchmen) has a triple header with Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Miss Sophie Lee at 6:00 and stay on and party with The Smokin' Time Jazz Club at 10:00 PM!!

There's more fun on Frenchmen over at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) with piano playin' man Jon Cleary at 7:00 pm with no cover!!  And stay on for more The Happy Talk Band with Nick Jaina ($5 cover) at 10:00 pm - you don't want to miss it and be sure to pick up a CD!!

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

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