Friday, March 23, 2012

TGIF w/Chalmette Crawfish Fun, Festivals Galore & Lots o' Music!!

Happy Friday Everybody!!

There's sooo much going on this weekend - I wish I could be in two places at once!!

The Louisiana Crawfish Fest is kickin' in Chalmette, and the fun starts up tonight at 6:00 pm and all weekend long. There's going to be plenty of amazing food, music and you can ride the rides for one low low price!! Click on the link for all the info!!!

Hangin' in the Quarter this beautiful evening? Head first to Jackson Square and the premier spring performance of Bon Operatit! at the Upper Pontalba starting up at 4:00 pm. There's gonna be three free concerts this spring at the Upper Pontalba on Jackson Square. Limited seating provided; so bring your own chairs. Singers will be performing from the balcony at 520 St. Peter Street. Fun!!

There's good times at the New Orleans Museum of Art this evening with Friday Night at NOMA and Where Y'Art from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the Opening of "Dario Robleto: the Prelives of the Blues" featuring music by Marc Stone
*5 pm to 8 pm: Art Making with YAYA
*5:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Music by Marc Stone
*6:30 pm: Comedic Gallery Tour by The New Movement
*7 pm: Film: Mr. Dial Has Something to Say
*8 pm: Comedic Gallery Tour by The New Movement
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 (2828 Canal) for Friday the Big Easy Weekender meet and greet - startin' up at 6:00 pm with Phil Lee doing a short happy hour set, then on to Davis Rogan Band until 9:45 pm and then back to Phil Lee at 10:00 pm!  Come hungry too - there's delicious pizza and other yummy items being served up!

And there's more good music in Mid-City (almost Uptown) over at Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton).  Dance the night away with Mixed Nuts at 9:30 pm!!  Remember if you eat at Ye Olde College Inn right next door you get a discount to the show!  Happy rockin' and bowlin'!

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, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio at 6:00 pm, and the New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings at 10:00 pm.

Stop by Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill (437 Esplanade - corner of Frenchmen) for some excellent margaritas and some great music all afternoon Andre Bouvier & the Royal Bohemians at 4:00 pm, Indian Cigars at 7:00 pm and stay late for The Soulabilly Swampboogie Band at 11:00 pm!!

Right down the street you have another trio of shows at BMC (1331 Decatur)...with El DeOrazio & Friends at 3:00 pm for an early happy hour, The Touchables at 6:00 pm for more happy hour fun, and top off the night with the Dana Abbot Band at 9:00 pm!!

Tomorrow is another day with the New Orleans Roadfood Fest, Hogs for the Cause, The New Orleans International Beer Festival,  Taste at the Lake, and more Crawfish!!!  Click on all the links so you can make your weekend plans!!

Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this evening...If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire - and tune in today from 11-2 pm for the Louisiana Music Party with my hubby Bill deTurk!!

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