Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Friday with Boudin, Beer, Mirlitons, Swamp Fun and Gleason Gras!


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. 

Hooray for Boudin and Beer!!

Boudin and Beer is tonight!! Celebrate boudin, beer, bourbon, and boots as New Orleans plays host to Emeril Lagasse's 2nd Annual Boudin and Beer, a food and music festival celebrating all-things Louisiana at The Foundry (333 St. Joseph) from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. The charity bash, presented by Abita Beer and sponsored by Buffalo Trace, is hosted by Emeril Lagasse and honorary co-chairs Mario Batali and New Orleans' own Donald Link. Fifty of the country's hottest chefs from San Francisco to New York, with several of New Orleans' top chefs represented, will be cooking up their take on boudin, with plenty of craft brews from Abita Beer. Dancing to the music of Drake White, Feufollet and Red Stick Ramblers. The event benefits the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. Tickets are $85 - for more info click -

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
  • 6pm to 8pm: Music by Kristin Diable
  • 6pm to 8pm: Visiting Artist in Museum Shop: Denise Mehurin (more info coming soon) 6pm: Talk and Book Signing with author/historian, Hugh Howard: Mr. and Mrs. Madison’s WAR
  • 6:30pm: Gallery Talk: Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights with curator, Anne C. B. Roberts 
  • 7:30pm: Lecture with curator, Rachel Stevens: The Bayou School: 19th Century Louisiana Landscapes

Fun All Weekend Long Fun!

It's time to celebrate the mirliton!! It's the 2012 Mirliton Festival Saturday from 11 AM to 7 PM at the Brick Yard on Chartres St. at Montegut St. in Bywater. There will be delicious mirliton delicacies and a fantastic musical line-up!! Check out the fun below.

Special events between sets include Fringe Festival performers, the NOLA Cherry Bombs, and the 504 Dancing Man.
11:00-11:45 Archdiocese Gospel Choir
12:00-12:45 Daria and the Hip Drops
1:00-1:45 Luke Winslow King
2:00-2:45 Hot 8 Brass Band
3:00-3:45 Charmaine Neville
4:00-4:45 Kristin Diable
5:00-7:00 Kermit Ruffins

It's time to party in the swamp for the Louisiana Swamp Festival as the Audubon Zoo celebrates Louisiana Cajun culture and heritage through education and entertainment all weekend long. This family-oriented festival gives visitors insight into the Cajun way of life through cultural demonstrations, music, food and crafts. The weekend salute to Louisiana's Bayou country at the Zoo features hands-on encounters with live Louisiana swamp animals and special animal feedings.  Plus an incredible musical line-up!


Capital One Stage
10:25am - 11:45am Lafayette Rhythm Devils
12:05pm - 1:25pm Swamp Fiddler Tribute feat. Sarah Jayde Williams
1:25pm - 1:45pm Zydeco Dance Lessons
1:45pm - 3:05pm Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
3:25pm - 4:45pm Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers

Louisiana Swamp Exhibit
11:30am - 12:00pm Cajun Dance Lessons
12:00pm - 1:15pm Lafourche Cajun Band
1:30pm - 2:15pm Cajun Music Petting Zoo
2:15pm - 4:00pm Lafourche Cajun Band


Capital One Stage
10:25am - 11:45am Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
11:45am - 12:05pm Zydeco Dance Lessons
12:05pm - 1:25pm Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
1:45pm - 3:05pm BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
3:25pm - 4:45pm Sunpie & The Louisiana Sunpots

Louisiana Swamp Exhibit
11:30am - 12:00pm Cajun Dance Lessons
12:00pm - 1:15pm Tour Les Soirs
1:30pm - 2:15pm Cajun Music Petting Zoo
2:15pm - 4:00pm Tour Les Soirs

*Audubon Zoo is located at 6500 Magazine Street in New Orleans. Event hours are 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. No outside food or beverage allowed during special events and festivals. Zoo admission is required. Free for Audubon Zoo members. Purchase tickets at entrance gates or online.

Join the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation Sunday for the 2nd Annual Gleason Gras from Noon to 8:00 pm at Champions Sqare (right next to the Superdome). The purpose of the event is to raise awareness for ALS and to support the Gleason Family Trust. The Gleason Family Trust is set up to help offset the incremental costs of living with ALS. Contributions go toward Steve Gleason's participation in advanced and experimental technology, equipment and treatments. So come celebrate with great local food, cool music, a silent auction and more! Click here for the entertainment line-up and all the fun! Gleason Gras
*Tickets: General Admission - $20 • Kids 12 & under - Free

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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