Good Morning Everybody - lots of good stuff going on!!
Don't miss out on the weekly tasting at Cork and Bottle (3700 Orleans) about 5:00 pm in Mid-City. Come sample the latest craze, Whipped Lightening - alcohol flavored whipped cream (yep, think of the possibilities!) PLUS, meet the owner of Broker's Gin, Martin Dawson, and sample top notch gin. So, come sip, shop and pick up your favorite wine or liquor for Mardi Gras or Valentine's Day! 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!!
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 the 101 Drummers featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux. An offshoot of the 10-piece Mardi Gras Indian funk band, 101 Runners, the 101 Drummers focuses on the root percussion of the Mardi Gras Indian culture. This percussive musical chant and response is most often only heard at "Indian practices" held at different tribes, headquarters (usually the neighborhood barroom) on Sunday nights throughout Carnival leading up to Mardi Gras day! 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!
If you get there a little early head by the Circle Bar right around the corner on Lee's Circle for some great drinks!! And stop by after the Ogden too for The Other Planets with Sarah Quintana at 10:00 pm!
Some More Thursday Night Music
And while you're in the neighborhood stop by the Bayou Beer Garden (326 N. Jeff Davis) for the Walter Wolfman Washington Trio at 8:00 pm!!
And head on over to Frenchmen and the Spotted Cat Music Club (623 Frenchmen) cause they have 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 Hurray for the Riff Raff with Tumble Weeds ($5 cover) at 10:00 pm - you don't want to miss it!!
For more fun stuff to do and more music...check out the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!