Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Wednesday w/Vino, Chocolate and Opera!!

Happy Hump Day - Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!

Wednesday Fun Stuff!

Celebrate some love at the St. Valentine's Tasting at Cork & Bottle (3700 Orleans Ave.) tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. It's Chocolate with Red Wine & Bubbles: Tonight's tasting will feature 10 name-brand sparkling wines including French Champagne, Italian Prosecco, American Sparklers and Spanish Cava, as well as 10 top-notch, robust reds that compliment chocolate. A decadent selection of fine chocolates by Blue Frog Chocolates will be offered to sample with the wines. Don't miss it the cost is only $30 per person and reservations are required by calling 483-6314.

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 is Jennifer Renee, presenting reverse glass art paintings and she'll also be signing and selling the poster "From Zulu with Love", the official 2012 commemorative Mardi Gras Poster for the famed Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, rendered from one of her original paintings.  Enjoy the sounds of Javier Gutierrez and a wine 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)

Opera returns to Bourbon Street with "That's Amore" with Bon Operatit! tonight at 7:00 pm at the Puccini Bar located at the Inn on Bourbon (541 Bourbon)! The Inn is located at the site of the French Opera House (1859-1919) and continues to celebrate its history with a live performance series.  Special $5 parking is extended to all guests attending the performances.

More Wednesday Evening Music

There's great music over on Frenchmen Street at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen).  Catch the early show at 7:00 pm with The Tin Men plus Matt Perrine & Bill Malchow - and stay on for Walter "Wolfman" Washington and the Roadmasters at 10:00 pm - cover's only $5.00 and you know the Wolfman's worth it!

The Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) has an afternoon and evening filled with music!!  Brett Richardson at 4:00, The Orleans 6 at 6:00 pm and top off the night with St. Louis Jim & The Frenchmen St. Jug Band!

Hang out in Mid-City for all kinds of good stuff tonight - first stop Banks Street Bar (4401 Banks)!  Come on out 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 a double header of music with some happy hour fun with the Sweet Olive String Band at 5:30, and Tom McDermott and Aurora Nealand at 8:00 pm!  And come hungry - the kitchen is kickin' with pizza and all kinds of yummy food!

Lookin' for some dinner and then some music for dessert?  Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) is the place!  Get some yummy dinner over at Ye Olde College Inn and then get a half price ticket to the show right next door at Rock N' Bowl....Tonight they've got Jerry Embree at 8:30 pm - you'll be dancing the night away!

Have a wonderful Wednesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire -!

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