Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Tuesday w/Veggies, Holiday Fun, and Christmas Cheer!

Happy Holiday Tuesday - Only one more week 'til Christmas!

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  a Mano. Last week was truly delicious with strawberry glazed pork skins, green salad with kumquats and pinenut brittle, marinated shrimp with farro and winter squash, roasted pork sandwiches with provolone and rapini greens, and cannoli with truffle honey and candied pecans - come see what's in store today!

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!

-Bunch of Carrots (Fekete Farms/ Monica's Okra World)
-Cherry Tomatoes (Vicknair Family Farm/Greg Sanamo)
-Head of Cauliflower (Monica's Okra World, Garyville, LA)
-Double Share of Navel Oranges (Star Nursery, Belle Chase, LA)
-Bunch of Beets (Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)
-Head of Broccoli (Monica's Okra World, Garyville, LA)
-Bunch of Kale (Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)
-LA. Sweet Oranges (Star Nursery, Belle Chase, LA)
-Spinach (Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)
-Strawberries (Johnsdale Farms/ Fekete Farms)
-Double Share of All Natural Tangerines (Isabelle's Orange Orchard, Algiers, NOLA)
-Organic Pecans (Inglewood Farms, Alexandria, LA)

Holiday Fun!

Enjoy the sounds of the season at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis in Jackson Square. Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., the St. Louis Cathedral Concerts feature a variety of New Orleans artists including well-known jazz, classical, and gospel musicians. Beloved holiday classics and gospel favorites will be performed in one of the country's most beautiful and historic churches.

Tonight's concert is the Don Vappie from 6:00 to 7:00 pm - check out the full schedule below and make plans to hear some great music in a beautiful setting!

Wednesday, Dec 19 Lars Edegran’s Jaxx Band featuring ‘Big Al’ Carson and Lionel Ferbos
Thursday, Dec 20 St. Peter Claver Gospel Choir

Celebrate the season at Lafreniere Park (3000 Downs Boulevard) - The annual “Holiday in the Park” The beautiful light display is nightly from dusk 'til 9:45 pm and admission is $3 a car.  New displays include a 60' sea serpent in the Lagoon, a Princess and her Castle, and more, in addition, to our traditional favorites - The park comes alive for the holidays with thousands of twinkling lights and displays.

And there's more holiday fun at City Park with Celebration in the Oaks! The Celebration runs nightly through January 1st - Sunday thru Thursday from 6:00 pm to 10:00pm and Friday & Saturday 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm (closed Christmas Eve and New Years Eve). There are fabulous new exhibits, nightly entertainment, synthetic ice skating rink, amusement park rides. "Experience and enjoy one of the country's most unique month-long holiday festival of lights!" A beloved holiday tradition - visit www.celebrationintheoaks.com for more info!

Good Music Tonight!

It's Christmas time on the Avenue at the The Columns (3811 St. Charles Ave.) tonight!  Have a fancy cocktail and enjoy some sing along caroling at 8:00 pm with John Rankin, Ray Moore and Friends Annual Holiday Show!

Head on over to Mid-City and to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal)! It must be Christmas time - the trio is back - Osborne, Fohl, Sansone! So finish your shopping and get over to Chickie for a great night of New Orleans original music!

There's some fun on Frenchmen tonight too over at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) with the The Treme Brass Band at 9:00 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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