Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Friday with Wine, Beer, Rum, & a Concert in the Courtyard!


There's wine on the Bayou! It's Vino on the Bayou at The Pitot House (1440 Moss St.) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Come enjoy wine tasting event of the Fall season. Come enjoy a glass of wine and the live music of T.J.B. (Traditional Jazz Band) while watching the sunset on Bayou St. John. $5 admission for Louisiana Landmarks Society members and $10 general admission. Wine selections are donated by Cork & Bottle Fine Wines, located in the American Can Company on Orleans Ave.

And there's beer!! It's the Lower Garden District Fall Fest Pub Crawl (oh...just go ahead and call it the Irish Channel - Geez!!) starting up at 5:30 pm! Enjoy pre-release Abita Fall Fest! Join us for Abita’s version of organized bar-hopping. You and hundreds of friends stroll from bar to bar, score a Pub Crawl t-shirt and appreciate the finer qualities of Abita Beer. $2 Abita Fall Fest at all locations. First 500 people receive a free t-shirt.
*Start the party at : 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Registration - Half Moon Bar & Grill (1921 St. Mary Street)...Then make your way to at 7:00 pm to Down the Hatch (9121 Sophie Wright Place) and finish the party at 8:30pm over at The Saint Bar & Lounge (961 St. Mary Street). Pre-register for the crawl at

And there's some rum celebrating with Spirit Tastings at the Track - "Bacardi Bash: 150 Years of Fine Rum" at the Fair Grounds from 6:00 to 8:00 pm 4th Floor Clubhouse * $25 per person - This spirited event will feature the iconic rum brand in celebration of Bacardi's anniversary. Cocktails to be sampled include classics such as the pina colada and cuba libre; Bacardi Solera and Anejo straight from the plant in Mexico; Oak Heart and Bacardi 8 year old Rum straight from the barrel; unique Bacardi flavors, hand crafted original recipes; and a "How To Mojito" station. Guests will also enjoy live music and light hors d'oeuvres.

Head down to the Quarter for the spring season finale performance for Concerts in the Courtyard at the Historic New Orleans Collection....Experience a concert in the courtyard at the Historic New Orleans Collection in the heart of the French Quarter - 533 Royal Street. The fall series opens Friday, September 21, with a performance by pianist Paul Soniat with guitarist John Rankin! Admission is $10, FREE for THNOC members, and includes 3 complimentary adult beverages! Guests must be 21 or older to enter and memberships begin at the low low price of $35.00 per person.

Enjoy a 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
•5:30pm to 8:30pm: Music by Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band
•6pm: Lecture by Save Our Cemeteries: NOLA Cemeteries: A History and Status Report
•7:30pm: Screening: Jean Bach & Matthew Seig’s A Great Day In Harlem

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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