Good Morning Everybody - and Happy 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 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!!
And there's more wine!! Come to Tastings at the Track and and celebrate the patriotic theme "All American Wine Tasting". The reception-style tasting will feature more than 35 fine red, white, rosé and sparkling wines made in the USA. Held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the clubhouse at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots (1751 Gentilly Blvd.), the spirited sampling is sponsored by Dorignac's. Wine experts are on hand to answer all of your wine questions, and there will be gourmet cheeses to compliment the wines. Cost to attend is $25 per person. Tickets are sold at Dorignac's or at the door. Don't miss it!
Go hang out at City Park this evening and enjoy music from Paul Soniat for the Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series! Singer/Songwriter Paul Soniat will perform his original songs, which always entertain and engage the audience. He is sure to have some new songs, and possibly a new CD for this concert, so grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening! 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 :)
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 Matt Lemmler's New Orleans Jazz Revival Band. It's a very special Ogden After Hours to commemorate their ninth anniversary! "A Celebration of Southern Music: The 15 Southern States in Song" with Matt Lemmler's New Orleans Jazz Revival Band will feature in addition to Lemmler, musicians Kim Prevost, Brian Blade, Jason Marsalis, Bill Summers, John Ellis, Steve Masakowski, David Pulphus and special guests. An array of genres from ragtime, jazz, gospel, spirituals, country, rhythm and blues will be performed -- with each Southern state represented! Tonight the O BAR's specialty drink is Tequila Sunset: Greet your evening with this blend of tequila, Cointreau, Licor 43, lime juice, simple syrup and lemon-ginger echinacea.
For more fun stuff to do and more music...check out the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!