Good Morning Everybody - Happy Thursday!!
Don't miss out on the weekly tasting at Cork and Bottle (3700 Orleans) about 5:00 pm in Mid-City. Come sample some delicious vinos and kick off your early weekend right! You can also stop at Clever (right next door - don't even have to walk outside) for their happy hour specials 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!!
Go hang out at City Park this evening and enjoy some Hot Stuff for the Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series! Singer/comedienne Becky Allen, funnyman/singer Chris Wecklein and musician/puppeteer Harry Mayronne have revived this popular act, which has run off and on at various venues over the past 20 years or so, and it is a rollicking good time once again.The gates open up at 5:00 pm and the performance starts at 6:00 pm in the City Park Botanical Garden Pavilion of the Two Sisters...There is an admission charge, but hey, it's helping the Park out...$10 for adults and $3 for children (it was $3 last year :)
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. Tonight the Ogden has the super talented Lauren Turner. Lauren is a powerhouse vocalist who sings from the heart. By age 8, she was performing songs by Tanya Tucker, Patsy Cline and Judy Garland, and made a name for herself singing regularly at church, being called the "little girl with the big voice." Lauren was also a finalist on season 4 of "American Idol." And my hubby, Bill deTurk will be doing the interview - so, it's gonna be an extra good evening! Be sure to head on over to the bar for this month's signature cocktail the - The Blarney Stone: A combination of Jameson Irish Whiskey and other flavors will definitely give you the gift of gab! 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 Pree with Hannah Kreiger-Benson + Julie Odell at 10:00 pm!
Some More Thursday Night Music
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 man Jon Cleary at 7:00 pm with no cover!! And stay on for more music with The Louisiana Hellbenders ($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!