Friday, August 24, 2012

TGIF w/Wine, Art, Cookin' and Lots o' Music!


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 these fantastic wines: Val D'Oca Extra Dry Prosecco NV, Villa San Zeno '11 Pinot Grigio, Natura '11 Chardonnay (Un-oaked and from an organic vineyard), Gassier Sables d'Azur '11 Cotes De Provence Rose, and Hanna Alexander Valley '08 Cabernet Sauvignon. And the tasting wines are always 10% off!

And you can double your wine tasting pleasure in Mid-City! Check out Swirl located on Ponce de Leon right off Esplanade and enjoy a FREE wine tasting at 6:00 pm. James Moises pouring a Free Friday? Yep, and he'll be presenting four great wines from small Pacific Northwest producers, and maybe a little Moises Pinot on the side... Plus Chef Richard Papier will be dishing out his fabulous small plates ranging from $5-$7.

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!  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 YA/YA
•5:30pm to 8:30pm: Music by Phil deGruy
•6pm: Gallery Talk (Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III) and Leah Chase: Listen, I Say Like This (Chef Leah Chase’s biography) Book Signing with author, Carol Allen
•7pm: Art You Can Eat: Steven Marsella, Executive Chef: Heritage Grill, with guest, Chef Leah Chase: Take a Walk on the Lite Side: Creole Classics undergo an extreme makeover…Will you miss the butter? (Reservations Requested)

More Music!

Get on over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) Stop by after work for happy hour with The Pfister Sisters at 5:30....and keep the party going with Jericho Road Show with Alvin Youngblood Hart 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 the Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots 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 with the George French 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 Shotgun Jazz Band at 6:00 pm, and stay on for the Good Enough for Good Times 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 (501 Napoleon) it's a big show withKirk Joseph's Backyard Groove + Naughty Professor!

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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