Friday, September 14, 2012

TGIF with Wine, Suporting Live Local Music, Hurricane Relief and More!


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!  Also, please read the statement below from the owners of Cork and Bottle and Clever Wine Bar - Help support LIVE LOCAL MUSIC in NOLA!!


For those of you who are fans of Scott Sanders, Evan Christopher, Brent Melancon, Riccardo Crespo, DeSoto Street Band and all the other free music that clever has provided to mid-city for free over the last couple of years, you should know that the city has cracked down on music venues and apparently there is a moratorium on live music in this area.

With Isaac knocking us out for a few days, we're hard pressed to come up with the fee to appeal (which is no guarantee that we'll receive the license) and then there's the license fee on top of that.

So, our loss is your potential win. We're going to be raffling off a mixed case of wine guaranteed to be worth over $100 for the next three weeks. Tickets will be available in the store and the bar, and the drawings will be held on Monday for each of the next three weeks.

Also, if you are so inclined to do so, please contact Susan Guidry, Stacy Head and Patricia Clarkson with the City Council and tell them you would like to see clever get their music license. The City Planning Commission has arbitrarily placed this moratorium on the area, and this has affected not only us but other businesses. This could happen to you.

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. .. Plus the folks at Swirl 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. NOMA celebrates two exhibitions: Dario Robleto: The Prelives of the Blues (on view until Sept. 16th) and Photography, Sequence, & Time (on view from Sept. 7th until Dec. 2nd). $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 Amanda Walker
•6pm: Gallery Talk with Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art: Dario Robleto: The Prelives of the Blues
•7:30pm: Gallery Talk with Russell Lord, Curator of Photographs, Prints, and Drawings: Photography, Sequence, & Time


Concert 4 Flood Relief!! Tipitina's (501 Napoloen) is proud to partner with WWLTV in a benefit concert to support those affected by Hurricane Isaac. This concert will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank and United Way. Tickets are available at the door on the night of the show. Check out the line-up!!
Mia Borders, Stooges Brass Band, Honey Island Swamp Band and Red Baraat!!

Door Ticket Prices for Admission are as follows:
7pm - 9pm: admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item
9pm - 10pm: admission is $12 with a donation of a non-perishable food item
10pm - until: admission is regular ticket of $15

More Music!

Get on over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) Stop by after work for happy hour with Kelcy Mae at 5:30....and keep the party going with Debbie Davis 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'!

Need even more music??

Let the Carousel Lounge in the Monteleone Bar (214 Royal) spin you around with some happy hour music with the Matt Lemmler with Robin Barnes 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, Jayna Morgan 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 Louisiana Hellbenders at 6:00 pm, and stay on for the Good Enough for Good Times at 10:00 pm...there's only a $10 cover!

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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