Friday, December 14, 2012

Happy Weekend w/Ugly Sweaters, Egg Yolk, Art Markets, Caroling and Christmas Acro-Cats!

Happy weekend!!

Friday Fun!

Enjoy a Night at the Museum!  Check out The Where Y'Art? party this evening over at the New Orleans Museum of Art beginning at 5:00 pm and celebrate the weekend!  The event is FREE with museum admission. $10 Adults, $8 seniors, students, active military, $6 children ages 17 to 7, children 6 and under are free. Check out the schedule of events below.
-5 to 8 p.m.: Art Making Activity
-5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Music by Cristina Perez
-6 p.m.: Book Reading & Signing of Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans II with author, David Lummis & Errata with author, Michael Zell
-7 p.m.: WYES Screening: Christmas in New Orleans

Tonight is the Awesomely Ugly Holiday Sweater Party at the Hi-Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude) at 9:00 pm - Daria & The Hip Drops, The Local Skank, and The White Beach Vocal Club are getting together to bring YOU happy holladaze with a show full of singing, skanks, singing skanks, steel drums, silver bells, and SWEATERS! Wear your favorite holiday sweater and get some free Swag!
This show starts early! Why? Because not only will we be laying down tunes, we will also be hosting a Holiday Craft Fair/Art Market inside the HiHo!

Egg Yolk Jubilee's 4th CD, FRIED, was released Wednesday, & the CD Release Party is tonight, at DBA (618 Frenchmen). Lots of special guests are joining in including Quintron, Rob Cambre and soprano JeAnne Swinley....there will undoubtedly be more. The fun kicks off at 10pm! Come on out for prizes and more! It's gonna be a super-throwdown!

Saturday Fun!

Get all your holiday presents at the Piety Street Holiday Market at the Old Ironworks (612 Piety) - Saturday..Piety Street Market decks the halls with their big holiday market! Creative art, handmade jewelry and crafts, homemade goodies, vintage collectibles, flea market finds & great local music with from Frenchmen String Trio and New Orleans Nightingales: Ingrid Lucia & Friends!

Sunday Fun!

Caroling in Jackson Square! Join in a truly moving annual tradition as Jackson Square brims with candlelit faces and song-lit spirits as high as the spires of the St. Louis Cathedral.  Candles and song sheets provided. Gates open at 6:30 pm and Caroling begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public.

And come all ye faithful! Caroling at Palmer Park! Come one Come all - Its Show time - Caroling at Palmer Park at 6:00 pm after the Arts Market. Egg-nog, food and fun with Krewe of Nyx. Celebrate the season and bring non-perishable foods for Food Bank Collection - or just make a donation to the Food Bank.  It's the season of singing!

All Weekend Long!

The Amazing Acro-Cats Meowy Christmas Show Purrrforming Circus Cats!
December 12 - 23, Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm, Fridays at 7pm and 10pm, Saturdays at 4pm, 7pm, 10pm, Sunday at 4pm and 7pm at the Shadowbox Theatre (2400 St. Claude)
*Samantha Martin and her fantastic felines will be celebrating the Holiday Season with their Meowy Christmas Show. These special shows add a delightful festival spirit to what has already proven to be a one-of-a-kind, fun filled show for people of all ages. Over a dozen yuletide cats will leap through wreaths, ride skateboards and much much more; plus, there will be a special musical purrformance by Tuna and the Rockcats - the worlds only all cat band! Real cats playing real musical instruments and doing amazing Christmas tricks!  Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime, and tickets are available both online and at the door. Seating is limited so advance tickets are recommended. No late seating will be permitted - it distracts the cats!  MEOUX!!  Tickets $18 adults, $15 for children 12 and under.  Click here for tix: Acro-Cats

2 big nights of fun at Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) with Honey Island Swamp Band! Friday will be an acoustic performance by the Honey Island String Trio and Alvin Youngblood Hart solo. Saturday will be an all electric night with Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory and The Honey Island Swamp Band. Don't miss these two nights of great music!

Arts Market of New Orleans runs Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at
Palmer Park corner of S. Carrollton and S. Claiborne Avenues. Still working on some last minute Holiday Shopping? Then you've saved the best for last! Join us this weekend for the 2 day Arts Market of New Orleans. From stocking stuffers, to awe inspiring original gifts, there's nothing you won't find from our local and regional Fine Artists & Craftspeople. We'll have different artists each day, and don't forget all the fabulous food, live music and activities for kids.

It's the Festival of the Bonfires - A classic Louisiana festival with music, parades, gumbo cook off, and more. A single bonfire will be lit on the levee at 7 p.m. on Saturday. At the Lutcher Recreation Park, Lutcher Ave. (La 3193), Lutcher, La. The Park is a block from the St. James Parish Hospital. The festival runs all weekend long - Friday, 2 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, 9 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check out the website for all the fun activities!

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

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