Friday, November 16, 2012

Weekend Fun - Food Trucks, Stompers, B-day Fun, Kermit, Blues, Po-Boys and Paradin'!

It's going to be one beautiful weekend! What's going on 'round town?

Friday fun!

The Broad Street Food Truck Festival & NOLA Drive-in (300 N. Broad) will be on the roof of the old Schwegmann building tonight!! That's right, Food Trucks (10!) and a Drive-in movie in one event! Broad Community Connections will be hosting the Broad Street Food Truck Festival and NOLA Drive-in as a part of its larger mission of promoting economic and community development on Broad Street. There will be 10 food trucks present: Bentley's Meals on Wheels, Empanada Intifada, NOLA Girl Food Catering, Foodie Call, Frencheeze, Brigade Coffee, Slap Yo Mama, La Cocinita, Grilling Shilling, and Rue Chow. The movie showing will be Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. The movie will be showing from 8:30 - 10 pm.

Celebrate with the Stompers for the 610 Stompers Calendar Release Party tonight at Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar (1009 Poydras) The theme of the clendar will be released, and there will be sigings, free beer, food and dancing to music by DJ Hammer on the 2nd floor. The fun starts up at 8:00 pm - '80's attire and mustaches are the preferred dress for the evening. Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door (includes a calendar). Visit for more info!

Head on over to Mid-City and to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for an evening of fun!  It's happy hour time with the Kelcy Mae Band at 5:30 pm, and stay on to celebrate Nancy O's birthday with Some Like it Hot at 8:30 pm!  Put on your dancin' shoes and party with Nancy!

Come to Tipitina's (501 Napoleon) tonight and celebrate the 15th anniversary of Basin Street Records' first recording, The Barbecue Swingers Live. This was the first CD recorded by Kermit Ruffins for the New Orleans-based label and we're celebrating the only way we know how - by doing it all over again! The music starts at 10:00 pm with Ingrid Lucia and then Kermit hits the stage - Tickets are $15.

Saturday Fun!

It's a day of fun at the 4th Annual Magazine Street Blues Fest. Free and Open to the public. Live music beginning at 11:30 with the Marc Stone Blues Band; followed by The Soul Rebels; The Wise Guys and closing out with Rockin Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters. Surprise performances throughout the day. Fest also features food truck vendors and other New Orleans Restaurants; a Pay One Price Kids area; and artists selling one of a kind and unique hand made items. Christmas is right around the corner!! Fest opens at 11 am and closes at 7 pm. All proceeds to benefit COPS 2. Sponsors include Budweiser, Barefoot Wines, Old New Orleans Rum, Stoli Vodka, The Azby Fund, Touro Hospital, Les Bon Temps Rouler, Bourbon Heat and Signature Events. For more info click:

Sunday Fun!

I hope you're hungry, because it's po-boy time! Oak Street is the place to be on Sunday for Po-Boy Festival (Oak Street b/t Carrollton and the River)! More than 30 vendors, two stages of live music, panel discussions on the history of po-boys from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. For all the sammich scoop click on:!

Paradin' on Sunday - It's the Nine Times Social & Pleasure Club Annual Parade at Noon - Parade Route with Men & Lady Nine Times & Nine Sensational Ladies

Up Louisa to Higgins Blvd. left on Higgins Blvd. to Almonaster Ave. (Stop) Sistas of Perfection left on Almonaster Ave. over the bridge up Almonaster Ave. to Johnson right on Johnson (Stop) 1939 Franklin Ave. Avenue Bar (Dumaine St. Gang) to St. Claude left on St. Claude up St. Claude (Stop) 3200 St. Claude (Gabby's Daiquiris) Continue to Desire Left on Desire (Stop) 1610 Desire Vibez Barber Shop (Single Men) continue Up Desire (Stop) 2524 Desire Mrs. Margaret House (VIP Ladies) continue to Florida Av. left on Florida Av. to Piety right on Piety over the track to Louisa up Louisa to Sampson Playground (Disband)

Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this evening...If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire -!!


  1. it's also fringe fest this weekend! the nola cherry bombs will be dancing at the free for all tent tonight between 9:30 and 10:00!! come check it out! located next to the Central Box Office at the c...orner of Press and Dauphine in the Marigny (Plessy Park, next to the railroad tracks- a couple of blocks away from NOCCA).