Friday, June 29, 2012

TGIF - Wine, Museum Fun and Plenty of Music!

Happy Friday!

Wine Tastings!

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 in Mid-City! 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!

More vino for you!! Head down to Martin's Wine Cellar Uptown (3500 Magazine St.) or Metairie (714 Elmeer) for a lovely wine tasting from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Check out the selection!

Castle Rock Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2009 (Washington) $9.99
August Kesseler Riesling 'R' 2010 (Germany) was: $13.99, Sale: $12.99
Tahuan Malbec 2010(Argentina) was: $14.99, Sale: $12.99
Southern Right Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (South Africa) was: $17.99, Sale: $15.99
Donati Merlot Paicines 2008 (California) $17.99

Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Rosé Gris de Gris 2011 (France) was: $14.99, Sale: $13.49
Château la Roque Coteaux du Languedoc Rosé 2011 (France) was: $16.99, Sale: $15.29
Domaine de Triennes Sainte Fleur Viognier 2008 (France) $16.99
Mas Belles Eaux les Coteaux du Languedoc 2007 (France) $18.99

Night at the Museum!

Check out The Where Y'Art? party this evening over at the New Orleans Museum of Art starting at 5:00 pm with Cajun music, cooking demos, an artist lecture and culinary documentaries!  The event is FREE with museum admissions. $10 Adults, $8 seniors, students, active military, $6 children ages 17 to 7, children 6 and under are free.

*5 pm to 8 pm: Art Making Activity with NOMA
*5:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Music by Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Duo
*5:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Complimentary tequila beverages by Republic Tequila
*6 pm: 30 Years/30 Blocks: Lecture with artist, Jan Gilbert
*7 pm: Screening: THNOC & Kevin McCaffrey’s We Live To Eat
*7 pm: Art You Can Eat: Fabulous Food Photography: Tips and tricks for mouthwatering food photos, even with your camera phone! Guest Photographer: Matthew Noel
*8 pm: Screening: WYESNew Orleans Food Memories

More Music!

Get on over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for happy hour with the Ready Eddie and No Fuss Gus at 5:00 pm and stay for Arsene Delay at 8:00 pm - Arsene will be performing with some Threadhead favorites Alex McMurray and Bill Malchow!  Be sure to come hungry for delicious pizza and more!

And there's more good music in Mid-City (almost Uptown) over at Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) for Gal Holiday 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??

Let the Carousel Lounge in the Monteleone Bar (214 Royal) spin you around with the swinging sounds of Lena Prima at 9:00 pm.  It's a cool place for some fun and fancy cocktails!

You can get started early at the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) with Ben Polcer at 4:00 pm, Washboard Chaz Jazz Trio at 6:00 pm, and the New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings at 10:00 pm.

Right down the street you have another trio of shows at BMC (1331 Decatur)...with El the Orazio and Friends Band at 3:00 pm, Truman Holland and the Backporch Review at 6:00 pm, and Dana Abbot at 9:00 pm!!

d.b.a.'s (618 Frenchmen) got a double header with The Honeypots at 6:00 pm, and stay on for Egg Yolk Jubilee and Norco Lapalco at 10:00 pm...there's only a $5 cover!

Top off the evening with a FREE show at 10:00 pm over at Tipitina's it's Walter "Wolfman" Washington plus The Brass-A-Holics!

Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this evening...If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire -!!

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