Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Tuesday w/Yummy Veggies, A Cult Classic and Lots of Music!

Happy healthy 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. This month the Market welcomes Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group to the GPS tent for March! This week, Ralph's on the Park is offering smoked duck boudin with green tomato relish, ya-ka-mien with beef brisket and bucatini pasta, and cherry tomato and pickled okra salad. For dessert don't forget to try their ginger spiced carrot cake.....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!

-Strawberries (Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)
-Double Share of Naturally Grown Blood Oranges (Isabelle’s Orange Orchard, Lower Coast Algiers, NOLA)
-Naturally Grown Grapefruit (Schwarz Citrus, Braithwaite, LA)
-Radish (Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)
-Beets or Cabbage (Monica’s Okra World/Fekete Farms)
-Tomatoes (Tomott’s, Larose, LA)
-Green or Purple Onion (Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)
-Jasmine or Popcorn Rice (Cajun Grain/Campbell Farms)
-Naturally Grown LA. Sweet Oranges (Isabelle’s Orange Orchard, Lower Coast Algiers, NOLA)
-Turnips (Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)

Musical Movie Fun!

"Musically Speaking:" free screening of Sparkle by Sam O'Steen tonight at the Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude Ave.) at 7:00 pm - Sparkle was recently remade with Whitney Houston and released in 2012, this 1976 feature film with the same name as a rags-to-riches (and, for some, rags again) story of three teenage singers in Harlem who form a girl group in the late 1950's. Starring Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, and Philip Michael Thomas, and featuring original music by Curtis Mayfield, the low-budget original has since reached cult classic status since its successful mid-1970s release.
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 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. The show starts at 8:30 pm. 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 and Todd Duke.

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 - Cyndi Chen at 4:00 pm, Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns at 6:00 pm, and top off the evening with the Smokin' Time Jazz Club  at 10:00 pm!

It's a fun night over at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street...with 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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