Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fun On Tuesday w/Veggies, A Musical St. Claude Avenue and More!

Happy Tuesday!

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 Chef Lisa Barbato  will be there the whole month of February to preview her soon to open café, Rivista. Look for it on Magazine Street in March. Until then, enjoy Lisa's themed lunches all month long! This week, Lisa is taking us on a trip to Italy. Look for everything from minestrone and octopus & potato salad to braised pork belly with beans & kale, as well as her very own take on tiramisu, Strawberrisu!....yum!

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.  They also have home delivery if you can't make it to the Market - Click here to find out how - http://www.hollygrovemarket.com/content/5669

In the "Box" today!

-LA Sweet Oranges (Robert Martin / A& K Citrus)
-Grapefruit (Robert Martin / A& K Citrus)
-Brussel Sprouts (Fekete Farm, Hungarian Settlement, LA)
-Blood Oranges (Schwarz Citrus, Braithwaite, LA)
-Carrots (Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)
-Cabbage (Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)
-Creole Onions (Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)
-Tomatoes or Salad Mix (Tomott's/2 Acre Farm)
-Haikurei Turnips (Monica’s Okra World, Garyville, LA)
-Kale/ Chard (Macon Fry/Fekete Farms)
-Mustard Greens (Monica's Okra World, Garyville, LA)
-Micro Greens (Good Food, Treme, NOLA)

Musical Movie Fun!

"Musically Speaking:" free screening of Listen Up!: The Lives of Quincy Jones tonight at the Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude Ave.) at 7:00 pm - This 1990 documentary pays tribute to the life and work of composer, musician and producer Quincy Jones. Highlights include interviews with celebrities - from Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald to Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, and Barbra Streisand - who weigh in on Jones' widespread influence. From playing trumpet with Lionel Hampton, and then arranging for Duke Ellington and Count Basie in the '50s, to becoming the first African American record executive in America in 1964, to producing the best-selling album of all time, Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' (1982), Jones is one of the best-known and most respected men in the music industry.
MUSICALLY SPEAKING is a series of music-themed movie and documentary screenings, curated/hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Press Street, Charitable Film Network, WWOZ FM, and the N.O. African American Museum. Free admission and refreshments. Contact info@press-street.com

Good Music Tonight!

More fun on St. Claude Avenue! Tonight it's the Hi-Ho Songwriter Gumbo at the Hi-Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude). Enjoy this new community singer/songwriter showcase - more than an open mic, this weekly Tuesday event will provide a forum for songwriters to share their work and create community and opportunity for themselves and their peers. Each performer will have time for 3 songs and hopefully the evening will conclude with some jamming and collaboration. Tonight features Adam Dietz and Blanche Ellis as the guests of the evening and we are delighted to have them. The show starts at 8:030 p.m. and Sign up is at 8:00. Come play or just enjoy! Support you local Singer/Songwriter Scene!

There's a great musical evening on the Avenue at the The Columns (3811 St. Charles Ave.) at 8:00 p.m. tonight!  Have a fancy cocktail and listen to the guitar sounds of John Rankin.

Head on over to Mid-City and to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for the bluesy, gospel and R&B sounds of Seth Walker  at 8:00 pm!!

There's some fun on Frenchmen tonight too over at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) with the The Treme Brass Band at 10:00 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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