Friday, November 9, 2012

Weekend Fun w/Vino, Bywater Shoppin', Beer for Pets, & Lady/Homegrown/Gumbo Festin!

TGIF - Lot's of good things going on this weekend!

Friday Fun!

There's wine on the Bayou! It's Vino on the Bayou at The Pitot House (1440 Moss St.) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Come enjoy wine tasting event of the Fall season. Come enjoy a glass of wine and the live music of Jesse Morrow Trio while watching the sunset on Bayou St. John. $5 admission for Louisiana Landmarks Society members and $10 general admission. New Orleans native Poppy Tooker will be signing: Mme. Bégué's Recipes of Old New Orleans Creole Cookery.Wine selections are donated by Cork & Bottle Fine Wines, located in the American Can Company on Orleans Ave.

LadyFest New Orleans continues on tonight - and they ladies are getting down with Friday Night at Melvins (2112 St. Claude)! LadyFest celebrates the music, art, poetry and parades of New Orleans Women from Nov 7-11, 2012. For a full schedule see

Here's the fabulous line-up tonight:
7p David and Roselyn
8p Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Band
9p Big Fine Ellen Smith
10p Kim Carson
11p Ruby Moon

Saturday Fun!

Get out and shop - at the Piety Street Market - Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Old Ironworks (612 Piety St.)Shop local! Shop Bywater! Fall is in full swing at Piety Street Market, where 30+ vendors will offer creative art, handmade crafts, homemade goodies, used books & records, vintage collectibles and flea market finds! Enjoy music by the Norbert Slama Duo!

Tomorrow drink beer for the pups and the kittens!! Celebrate with the Bulldog and LA/SPCA's its the Third Annual New Orleans on Tap Beer Festival Sponsored by Abita Brewing Company. Saturday at City Park by the Big Lake Boathouse from Noon to 5:00 pm. A beer tasting like no other! Sample a menu of 200+ beers while sitting under an oak tree in historic New Orleans City Park and enjoying live music by Alexis & The Samurai and Flow Tribe. There's plenty of shade, food and non-beer drinks including sodas, wine and margaritas. The best part of sampling all this beer is, you will be helping out the Louisiana SPCA while having an awesome time. Click "beer" for more info!!

All Weekend Long Fun!

This weekend celebrate the inaugural Homegrown Harvest Music and Arts Festival - Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00AM - 9:00PM at New Orleans Event and Film Studios (233 Newton St) in Algiers Point, this beautiful venue provides the perfect backdrop to Louisiana's first and only indoor festival!  Check out the schedule below and for more info click:

Ronnie Kole * Harvey Castle * Blue Crabs * Todd Lemoine * Far Gone *
Power Blvd * Remedy Krewe * Elli Perry * Ben Joseph and the Laylows *
Eric Gordon's Lazy Boys * Troy Turner Band * J Savage Band * Circa
Amore * Leslie Blackshear Smith Band * Black Rain * Loud Have Mercy *
Johnny Sansone * The Wooden Wings * Reverse Axis * Damion Neville *
Circus Genetic * Cha Wa * J Monque'D Band * Paula & The Pontiacs *
Dana Abbott Band * Jimmy Thibodeaux * Larry Garner * The Help * Sex
Dog * Brass-A-Holics * Charmaine Neville * Claude Bryant All-Stars *
Reed Alleman

Sydney Beaumont * Patrick Cooper * Remedy * Mary Flynn Prohibition
Jazz Blues * Perchard & DeWise * Cajun On Demand * Group Therapy *
Stranger Stranger * Lyriqs Da Lyraciss * Blues 4 $ale * Beth
Trepagnier * Ashes To Dust * Stiff Neck Fools * Michael Jackson of
NOLA * Andre Bouvier and The Royal Bohemians * Camile Boudin & The
Living Rumors * The Tributaries * Lucky Lou * Grayhawk Band * Gator &
Mudcat * Face to Fate * Benny Grunch & The Bunch * Little Freddy King
* Band Of Brothers * The Scorseses * Gypsy Elise & The Royal Blues *
Broken By The Burden * Royal & Dumaine Hawaiians * John Lisi & Delta
Funk * Lillian Axe

Floyd Brown * Babineaux Sisters * Ambush * Jayna Morgan * Phil Metrailer * Redfish Blues Band * Zero Dialect * Jazz Muffin * 484 South Bend * Dixie Rose * Bayou Blue * Super Nutria * Mo Blak * Rise Laveau * Big Al & The Heavyweights * The Parishoners * Queens Lair * Jonathan "Boogie" Long * Smoky Greenwell * Big Easy Playboys * Amanda Shaw * Bag of Donuts * Randy Jackson (of Zebra) * Jimi's Image Hendrix Tribute * Afterbirth * Rockin Dopsie * The Jake Leg Stompers feat.
Washboard Chaz * Cori Walters & The Universe Jazz Band * Margie Perez

Head on out to the TREME CREOLE GUMBO FESTIVAL - Saturday and Sunday! The melting pot culture of New Orleans - as symbolized by the city's most famous culinary delight, gumbo - is the focus of the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival.

This year's event features an all brass band lineup. For two full days, a who's who of the city's top groups will perform in beautifully refurbished park. Food vendors will offer their unique takes on gumbo, the dish whose African ancestry helped to define New Orleans cuisine. This year, we present six of New Orleans' best makers of our signature dish - including the long-awaited return of Dunbar's Creole Restaurant, the famous Li'l Dizzy's Cafe of Treme and television personality Miss Linda (a.k.a. "The Ya-Ka-Mein" Lady). In between dancing and eating, don't forget to check out the large arts market. It's a great chance to stock up on local, hand-made art, jewelry and crafts before the holiday shopping rush.  Check out the music schedule below:

11:00 am to 12:15 pm Pocket Aces Brass Band
12:45 pm to 2:00 pm Lagniappe Brass Band
2:30 pm to 3:45 pm Hot 8 Brass Band
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm The Soul Rebels
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm The Dirty Dozen

11:00 am to 12:15 pm Baby Boys Brass Band
12:45 pm to 2:00 pm Treme Brass Band
2:30 pm to 3:45 pm Free Agents Brass Band
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm Pinettes Brass Band
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm Stooges Brass Band

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 tune in to WWOZ today from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm it's the Fund Drive and time to pledge with my hubby Bill deTurk - remember to support "your live local music" station!!!

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