Friday, May 10, 2013

Weekend Fun with a Benefit, Some Seersucker, and Mentor, Forest, Veggie, India, Champagne and Mom Fest!!

The weekend is chock full of fun things to do, and don't forget to celebrate your Mom on Sunday too! Here's some fun things happening this weekend....


Tonight come out for a very important fundraiser - Throwing Shade on Skin Cancer: A Benefit for Kara Morgan - 5:30 to 10 pm at NOLA Brewing (3301 Tchoupitoulas St.). Throwing Shade on Skin Cancer will have music, burlesque, beer and liquor (included in the cost of the ticket), silent auction, raffle, food trucks, and more! Freaksheaux To Geaux will be the burlesque troupe, and there will be music by Craig Klein, Bert Cotton, Margie Perez, Derrick Freeman, Ingrid Lucia, Paul Sanchez, Marc Stone, Soul Apostle, Chris Boone with Sol Fiya... and more! Come on out, have a great time, support an amazing person. She'd do the same for you! Tickets are $55 and well worth it for this amazing event!!!
**Community activist, neighborhood leader, and mother, Kara Morgan, was diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma in February 2013, and has begun aggressive treatment at the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Over and above what her medical insurance covers, Kara will incur the cost of frequent trips to Houston with extended overnight stays. These expenses, combined with the mounting out-of-pocket medical costs, will place a significant financial burden on Kara and her family.

It's time to do some Sippin' in Seersucker this evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shops at Canal Place (333 Canal St.) - Don your best seersucker ensemble - or summer chic - for the party that kicks off the summer social season. Hosted by the Shops at Canal Place, the event benefits the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Party goers will enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants and luscious libations; shopping specials, entertainment with Bonerama and Luke Winslow-King, and raffles. There's even a seersucker ensemble contest!


Want to make an impact in the life of a New Orleans Youth? Then you don't want to miss Mentorfest 2013 the New Orleans Kids Partnership's major volunteer recruitment of the year!! It's Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Lawrence Square (corner of Napoleon and Magazine). Come find out about a range of opportunities to mentor and tutor youth across New Orleans. We are also excited to have live music with the Roots of Music, TBC Brass Band and Hot 8 Brass Band, food (crawfish) and entertainment from the 610 Stompers. Come join this major effort to support the youth of our city. If you want to find out which opportunity would be a good fit for you before mentorfest then please complete the brief survey at

Celebrate FORESTival 2013 from 11:00am - 5:00pm today at A Studio In The Woods (13401 Patterson Road)....For the third year in a row, A Studio In The Woods, will host FORESTIVAL - a celebration of art and nature. The festival showcases former artist/residents work as well as the history and happenings of this unique environment. FORESTIVAL is open to the public and offers families a chance to experience Louisiana's Wetlands set to live music, food, artistic demonstrations and more. The event is free, food and drinks are available for purchase and a $5 donation is suggested. Enjoy music from Sarah Quintana & Co., Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots to just name a few!  Click here for the complete schedule of fun events and entertainment!

It's India Fest from 10 am to 4 pm at the New Orleans Museum of Art (1 Collins Diboll Circle) - Explore Indian cuisine, music, and dance at India Arts Circle’s 2013 festival, which also features educational demonstrations, henna tattooing, children’s activities, and a vendor bazaar - And it's FREE!

Join Magazine Street Merchants Association for their annual Champagne Stroll on Saturday night from 5 to 9 pm. There will be complimentary Champagne from Martin Wine Cellar, Champagne cocktails, trunk shows, live music, art openings, in-store promotions and hors d'oeuvres. For more information and participating merchants click here!


Fresh from crowd-pleasing appearances at Jazz Fest, Irma Thomas returns to celebrate Mother’s Day at the Audubon Zoo this Sunday. The music starts at 12:30 p.m. with the Washboard Chaz Blues Trio. At 2:15 there’ll be a tribute for Irma for her 30th Mother's Day performance at the Zoo!!  Don't miss the Queen of Soul and treat your Mom to this New Orleans tradition!!

All Weekend Long!

Get your inner veggie on at Veggie Fest - New Orleans Vegan Food Festival!! The fun is all weekend long Saturday 11:00 to 6:00 pm and Sunday Noon to 6:00 pm at the Healing Center (2372 St. Claude).  There's also a rocking after party at Cafe' Istanbul (in the Healing Center) which kicks up Saturday evening at 7:00 pm.  Click here for more info on the fest on the link for tickets!

Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this weekend...If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire -!!  And be sure to tune in to WWOZ today from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm with my hubby Bill deTurk!!!

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