Friday, July 6, 2012

TGIF w/A Book, Beer, Vino, Art and Music!!

Happy Friday!

A Book and Beer!

Come out to NOLA Brewery (3001 Tchoupitoulas) from 2:00 to 3:30 pm for a tour and free beer tasting. While you're enjoying a lovely brew - Author, Jay Mazza will be signing copies of his newest book, "Up Front and Center: New Orleans Music at the End of the 20th Century."  Books and beer - what could be better!

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 the tasting wines are always 10% off!

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.  Join Beth Kehn from Republic, for the free tasting of 4 wines.  Beth and her husband just bought a house around the  corner,  so come celebrate with some bubbly tonight! Plus, those delicious tapas plates by Chef Papier are on the menu each tonight - yummy!

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 swingin' music, cooking demos, an artist lecture and movie screenings!  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.

*5pm to 8pm: Art Making Activity with NOMA
*5:30pm to 8:30pm: Music by the Pfister Sisters
*6pm to 8pm: Visiting Pottery Artist in the Museum Shop: Rachael DePauw
*7pm: Screening: Academy Award Winner: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (a short documentary on the making of Morris Lessmore will precede the screening.)
*7pm: Art You Can Eat: Summer Grilling & Chilling: Gourmet Rubs, Sauces, and Accompaniment for the ultimate July BBQ: Chip Flanagan, Executive Chef, Ralph’s On The Park (Reservations requested)
*7:45pm: Screening: My Louisiana Love, directed, co-written and co-produced by Sharon Linezo Hong; co-produced and co-written by Monique Michelle Verdin.

More Music!

Get on over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for happy hour with Monty Russel from 5:30 to 7:30! The grandson of another legendary songwriter - Leon Russell! Then stay on for Butch and Rory Hancock -  Butch is a legendary songwriter from Texas and Rory is the next generation - Show starts at 8!  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) with Amanda Shaw 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'!

There's an all-star show over at Carrollton Station (8140 Willow) at 10:00 pm - Come on out for Jimmy Robinson's CD Release Party featuring Tommy Malone (Radiator), Mark Mullins (Bonerama),  Spencer Bohren, Beth Patterson and more surprise guests - Don't miss this one!

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.

d.b.a.'s (618 Frenchmen) got a double header with The Hot Club of New Orleans at 6:00 pm, and stay on for Walter "Wolfman" Washington 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 Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes plus Gravy!

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 be sure to listen to my hubby Bill deTurk from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm with the Louisiana Music Party - You can listen online at!

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