Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thursday with a Prytania Party, Day of the Dead Celebrations and Mariachi Music!

Happy Thursday!

Don't miss out on the weekly wine tasting at Cork and Bottle (3700 Orleans) about 5:00 pm in Mid-City. Come sample some delicious vinos and kick off your early weekend right! You can also stop at Clever (right next door - don't even have to walk outside) for their happy hour specials after attending the free wine tasting! And be sure to stop by the Crescent City Farmer's Market (right outside the door) and patronize local Louisiana vendors with fresh veggies, seafood and more!

Special Events

Celebrate the Prytania Theatre (5339 Prytania St.) with a Book Launch Party! Tonight come on by for a party to mark the release of the coffee-table book "There's One In Your Neighborhood: The Lost Movie Theaters of New Orleans," by Rene Brunet Jr. and Jack Stewart from 5:30 to 10:00 pm. Books will be available for purchase, and the evening will also include book signings, Q&A with the authors, 1940s newsreels, New Orleans travelogues, 1950s cartoons, and a special showing of "The Wacky World of Dr. Morgus"!! Come on out to the FREE night of fun - come early and stay late! For more info click:

November 1st is the Day of the Dead/Fet Gede. Come out tonight for the Day of the Dead Celebration at 3319 Rosalie Alley. The Ceremony for Gede takes place at 7 p.m. in Rosalie Alley, off of Rampart, between Piety and Desire. Followed by a pot luck supper & procession to the cemetery to feed the Dead. Please wear white with a purple headscarf, or black and purple for Gede. Bring a dish (not a blond) for the people, and an offering for the Dead or Gede. Gede's tastes tend towards peppers, flat breads, rum, cigars, goat stew, crosses, grave-digger's tools, black cock feathers, skeletons, sunglasses with one lens, hot Creole foods, money, the colors black, mauve, and white. He is syncretized with St. Gerard. Or you can bring something that your ancestors or loved ones enjoyed in life. For more info. and R.S.V.P.: (504) 948-9961

Jazz in the Park Free Concert Series continues this evening in Armstrong Park! PUfAP is proud to present the 2012 second season of Jazz in the Park, inside of the historic Louis Armstrong Park. The events are FREE, begins today and runs from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for seven Thursdays until November 1st featuring a Marketplace that provides an opportunity to purchase fresh food, produce and craft market available to the public from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Check out the great line-up of music below!

* Leroy Jones at 5PM
* Los Hombres Calientes featuring Bill Summers and Irvin Mayfield at 6:15 PM

Need a little art, culture and music? You gotta go to the show at the Ogden Southern Museum of Art (925 Camp St.) - better known as Ogden after Hours. Tonight the Ogden presents El Mariachi Jalisco  -Mariachi is the best-known form of folk music from Mexico. El Mariachi Jalisco was founded in Baton Rouge and as of last year, Mariachi did not exist in the entire state of Louisiana! All of the band's members have more than 10 years of experience performing this traditional Mexican genre. This is a special Day of the Dead Celebration in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico, New Orleans, and Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Tonight the O BAR's celebrates the Day of the Dead with the Mexican El Diablo! *Remember with your Ogden membership all of these excellent concerts are FREE!!

For more fun stuff to do and more music...check out the WWOZ Livewire -!

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