Happy Monday - Hope everyone survived the Super Bowl activities now it's on to more Carnival time!!
Throw Me Something Local: Awards Banquet & Art Show - By Bywater Art Lofts (3725 Dauphine St.) tonight from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The Carnival season explodes with a February art show! I Heart Louisiana, an organization dedicated to preserving the ecological and economic health of Louisiana's people, culture, and wildlife, will be this month's host. It provides low-priced, high quality & locally produced parade products that strengthen the community by creating jobs and preserving cultural heritage. Artists will have on display Mardi Gras-themed masks, costumes, paintings, sculptures, and parade throws (and that's just the tip of the iceberg!).
In addition to the exhibition, the show will award prizes for the winners of the "Throw Me Something Local Mardi Gras Throw-Making Contest" (details for the contest can be found at:
Food will be provided by Hollygrove Farm and Holly Tamale.
The show is sponsored by I HeartLouisiana.org, HBO, Stay Local, DancingMan504, Galeria Alegria, Green Project, Bon Castor, Krewe of Chewbacchus, Bearded Oysters, All Things Local Radio WGSO 990, Life City, Hollygrove Market & Farm, Dirty Coast, Louisiana Bicycle Festival, Abita Mystery House, Bywater Art Lofts, Krewe of Kolossos, and Nola Voodoo Cakes. Sooooo........Come on out and definitely plan on having a stupid great time!!!
Monday Night Music!
Head on Uptown and enjoy some cocktails over at the Columns Hotel (3811 St. Charles)....Tonight David Doucet of BeauSoleil fame performs at 8:00 pm!
There's good times in Mid-City over at Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal). They've got an amazing Monday night show with Phil DeGruy & Cloud Sharp 9 at 8:00 pm and come hungry the kitchen is open with good food from the Sammich!
Lots of fun around Frenchmen Street!
Glen David Andrews is at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) for his Monday gig at 10:00 pm! So come on out and say hello, and enjoy the music!
Be sure to make a stop by the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) early for this great line-up of music...Sarah McCoy at 4:00 pm, Dominick Grillo and The Frenchmen Street All Stars at 6:00 pm and be sure to stay on for the Krisitna Morales & The Bayou Shufflers at 10:00 pm!
And stop into Snug Harbor (626 Frenchmen) for one of the longest running performers in NOLA - It's Monday night with the Charmaine Neville Band at 8:00 pm - Yes, there's a cover, but Charmaine is worth every penny! While you're there get a Monsoon (watch out their dangerous) and one of the best burgers in town!
To top off you're evening....you gotta go Uptown and over to the Maple Leaf (8316 Oak) for Papa Grows Funk at 10:00 pm - they'll get your Monday night funked up -remember there's a cover - but it's worth it!!!
Have a great one...and for more musical fun check out WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar...until tomorrow!