Good Morning Everybody - Lots going on this beautiful Thursday!
Don't miss out on the weekly wine 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 tonight they're gonna have a crawfish tasting too! 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 Tom McDermott and Meschiya Lake for the Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series! 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 :)
And there's a new concert series!! Armstrong Park Thursdays kicking off tonight with the Marlon Jordan Trio and Robin Barnes. The concert is the first of five with upcoming performances from Mike Baptiste and Juice and Da Krewe, Donald Harrison and Troy Sawyer, James Andrews and the Craig School Brass Band, and Kermit Ruffins. The concerts will run from 5 to 7 p.m. and come hungry - there will be food from Café Treme, Wine and Bistro, Jacques-Imo's Café, and more...Fun!!
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 presents Aurora Nealand - Playing saxophone, clarinet and accordion, as well as being a vocalist and composer, Aurora Nealand is one of a handful of traditional jazz musicians who dabbles in the local free improv scene, as well as Klezmer, Western Swing and Balkan music! And 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!
Come on down to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for the Bayou Boogaloo Fundraiser!! See all the fun info below:
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 Colin Lake ($5 cover) at 10:00 pm - you don't want to miss it!!
Stay in the neighborhood - come early and stay late at Mojitos (437 Esplanade Ave.). They've got Peter Novelli Band at 6:00 pm and stay on for the super talented bluesy women of 30x90 at 9:30 pm!!
For more fun stuff to do and more music...check out the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!