Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Tuesday with Veggies, A Little Christmas, Payin' It Forward, and More!

Happy Tuesday!

Farmer's Market!

You can get your day started off right with a trip to the Farmer's Market!  Visit the Crescent City's Farmer's Market at University Square (200 Broadway) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for the freshest veggies, fruits and seafood. Today for the Green Plate Special they welcome La Divina Gelateria. This week they'll have truffled cauliflower soup, braciole, sautéed greens and fresh mozzarella sandwich, green beans with pine nuts, and turnip parmesan fries with smokey tomato "catsup". Save the cooking for later this week and enjoy lunch at the market!

And if you want more fresh veggies head on over to the Hollygrove Market.   You can go by their location at 8301 Olive Street between Noon and 6:00 pm, and they have a new pick-up location and from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Rosa F. Keller Community Center (4300 Broad @ Napoleon Ave.).  On most Tuesdays they're cookin' up all these delicious fruits and veggies in the Community Center Kitchen.  So come in for a taste, and great recipe ideas for all this delicious fresh food.  In order to pick up from the library location you need to pre-order.  So click here to find out how - http://www.hollygrovemarket.com/content/5669

In the "Box" today!

-Double Share of Meyer Lemons (Star Nursery, Belle Chase, LA)
-Double Share of Grapefruit (Star Nursery, Belle Chase, LA)
-Double Share of Satsumas (Star Nursery, Belle Chase, LA)
-Double Share of Navel Oranges (Star Nursery, Belle Chase, LA)
-Raw Sugar (Three Brothers Farm, Youngsville, LA)
-Organic Pecans (Inglewood Farms, Alexandria, LA)
-Broccoli (Monica's Okra World, Garyville, LA)
-Triple Share of Sweet Potatoes (Pointe Coupee Growers Co-op, Point Coupee Parish)
-Mustard Greens (Indian Springs Growers Co-op, Petal, MS)
-Brown Jasmine Rice (Cajun Grain Rice, Kinder, LA0
-Organic or All-Natural Kale (Inglewood Farms/ Garden Guy Produce)

Early Christmas Fun!

Christmas starts a little early with Canal Street Lighting Ceremony in front of the Astor Crowne Plaza (739 Canal Street) at 5:30 p.m.  Stroll along Canal Street and watch as the Downtown Development District and the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel “flip the switch,” turning on more than 1 million twinkling lights on New Orleans’ grand corridor. Stop by the hotel’s St Charles Ballroom just off the lobby from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and decorate your own holiday cookie while enjoying complimentary hot cocoa or apple cider. Santa will be there to hear your wish list for the holidays. Bring an unwrapped, new toy for local charities and receive a free picture with Santa!

Pay it Forward!

Tonight enjoy amazing music and help send relief! It's NOLA Pay It Forward Concert to benefit Hurricane Sandy recovery and relief efforts. The concert takes place tonight at 7:00 pm at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. Performers include Irvin Mayfield, Ivan Neville, Amanda Shaw, Stephanie Jordan, James Andrews, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Mia Borders, Khris Royal, Sasha Masakowski, the Stooges Brass Band, and the Wild Magnolias with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.  Money raised with the concert will go to the NOLA Pay it Forward Fund at the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF). It will be used to support non-profit organizations assisting in Hurricane relief and recovery efforts.
*Tickets for the event are $50 per person and are available at Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. On every ticket sold, Ticketmaster will donate $3.90 of its service fee to the NOLA Pay it Forward Fund. Those interested in donating to the fund can go online to http://www.gnof.org/donors/give-now, or contact Allie Betts, manager of donor relations at GNOF, at (504) 598-4663 or allie@gnof.org.

Good Music Tonight!

There's a great musical evening on the Avenue at the The Columns (3811 St. Charles Ave.) at 8:00 p.m. tonight!  Have a fancy cocktail and listen to the guitar sounds of John Rankin and bassist Jesse Boyd!

Head on over to Mid-City and to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) to check out Tommy Malone (you know him from the Subdudes) at 8:00 pm!!

There's some fun on Frenchmen tonight too over at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) with the The Treme Brass Band at 10:00 pm - there's a $5 cover for the show - but you know you don't want to miss it!

Right down the street the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) has a triple header with no cover - Andy Forest at 4:00 pm, Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns at 6:00 pm, and top off the evening with the Aurora and the Royal Roses  at 10:00 pm!

It's a full night over at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street...with and early show with the 101 Drummers featuring Lionel Batiste, Jr. at 8:00 pm and hang out for the REBIRTH Brass Band they come on around 10:30ish - there's a cover, but you'll be glad you paid and stayed up late!! 

Have a wonderful Tuesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!


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