Good Morning Everybody - it's a lovely day and there's lots of good stuff goin' on!
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 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 music from Smokin' Time Jazz Club for the Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series! Enjoy the sweet, sensuous, seductive sounds of The Smoking Time Jazz Club, New Orleans Classic Jazz and Blues a la Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver! 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 :)
The Armstrong Park Thursdays big finale concert is tonight with Cyril Neville, the Baby Boyz Brass Band and DJ Quickie Mart! The concerts runs 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!! (Ok - I'm getting mixed news - I'm hearing Allen Toussaint is tonight! Guess you'll have to go and find out!)
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 Kelcy Mae - Combining traditional Southern bluegrass and country instrumentation with an acoustic independent rock sound, Kelcy Mae hits a pitch-perfect balance! And tonight the O BAR's specialty drink is The Mint Julep - Seersucker, white linen and mint juleps -- summer has arrived. The O Bar will concoct a refreshing julep to rival those served at the Kentucky Derby!!
After all the early concerts, be sure to head on down to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for an amazing evening of lovely singers - with the acoustic sounds of the Honeypots at 8:00 pm! To top it off it's the CD Release Party for "Something Sweet"!! Be sure to grab your autographed copy tonight!
For more fun stuff to do and more music...check out the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!