So glad it's Friday!! The Saints are playin' in the Superdome - so get on your black and gold and partay for the boys!!
Mardi Gras World presents Jammin' On the River - A free series along the riverfront @ Mardi Gras World this summer featuring premier talent from New Orleans artists along with gourmet food trucks, beverage and craft vendors all in a family friendly environment. DJs close out each night as the sun goes down. Tonight it's Rebirth Brass Band plus Big History. Events start at 5PM.
Aug 24 - Bag of Donuts plus The Burgundy Collective
Aug 31 - George Porter Jr and the Runnin' Pardners plus Earphunk
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.
Night at the Museum!
Check out The Where Y'Art? party this evening over at the New Orleans Museum of Art beginning at 5:00 pm and celebrate the weekend! It's the closing weekend for What is a Photograph? So be sure to go and check it out! 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 Rex Gregory
•6pm: Gallery Talk with curator, Russell Lord: What Is A Photograph?
•7pm: Art You Can Eat: Thomas Register, Beverage Specialist: Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group: Muddling and Mixing: The Art of the Cocktail: Enhance cocktails with infusions and garden fresh fruits and vegetables (Reservations Requested)
•7:30pm: Screening: Michael Frierson & Michael Murphy's Clarence John Laughlin: An Artist with a Camera
Get on over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) Stop by after work for happy hour and some Saints football!!....PLUS a a great show with Alex McMurray too! 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 the Bucktown AllStars 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 even more music??
Let the Carousel Lounge in the Monteleone Bar (214 Royal) spin you around with some happy hour music and pregame fun with the Sasha Masakowski Trio at 5:00 then 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 the Rotary Downs at 10:00 pm...there's only a $10 cover!
Top off the evening with a FREE show at 10:00 pm over at Tipitina's (501 Napoleon) it's a big show withThe New Orleans Suspects featuring Reggie Scanlan, Willie Green, Jake Eckert, CR Gruver & Jeff Watkins + Claude Bryant & The Allstars!
Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this evening...If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!! 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 www.wwoz.org!