Friday, March 2, 2012

TGIF - Wine, Art and Music - Hooray!

Hooray for the weekend!!

Hooray for wine!  It's the weekly wine tasting over at Cork & Bottle (Orleans at Moss St.) - from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Come out and sample some fantastic wines!

And you can double your wine tasting fun! Check out Swirl located on Ponce de Leon right off Esplanade and enjoy a FREE wine tasting at 6:00 pm. Once you've tasted one of their excellent choices you'll be sure to be buy a bottle!

Check out Friday Night at NOMA with Where Y'Art tonight from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm! Tonight celebrates the exhibition opening of Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial - with activities below.

•5pm to 8pm: Art Making Activity with NOMA
•6pm to 8:30pm: Music by Shades of Praise
•6pm to 8pm: Book signing by Lin Emery in Museum Shop
•6:45pm: Walk through and discussion of Hard Truths with Joanne Cubbs, Curator of American Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
*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 on Canal for their happy hour and be sure to stay on for Meschiya Lake and Tom McDermott from 8:00 to 10:00 pm.  They'll be recording live for a CD! Come out and be a part of it! The cover charge will go toward the production of the CD - sort of like a kickstarter campaign but a lot easier and a lot more fun!  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 the Iguanas 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, Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionnaires at 7:00 pm and stay late for Salsa Night with Javier Olondo & AsheSon 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, John Michael and The Vibe at 6:00 pm for more happy hour fun, and top off the night with the Dana Abbot Band at 9:00 pm!!

d.b.a.'s (618 Frenchmen) got The Hot Club of New Orleans at 6:00 pm and stay on for the The Dead Kenny G's at 10:00 pm...there's a $5cover, but you don't want to miss this one -  poor Kenny G!!

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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