Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Weekend with a Concert in the Courtyard, Vino, Music in the Quarter and Beer!

Happy Weekend!

A Friday Concert!

Concerts in the Courtyard
It's the final Concerts in the Courtyard at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the Spring Season so come out and experience a concert in the courtyard at the Historic New Orleans Collection in the heart of the French Quarter - 533 Royal Street. The show is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with cellist and vocalist Helen Gillet. Sponsored by Associated Office Systems, the concert series features live music performed in a beautiful French Quarter courtyard. Admission includes three Praline Liqueur cocktails, provided by Sazerac! Admission is $10 at the door, free for THNOC members. Memberships begin at $35 per year. Guests must be 21 or older to enter.

Friday Vino Fun!

It's the weekly wine tasting over at Pearl Wine Company (Orleans at Moss St.) - from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Come out and sample some fantastic wines and take some home too!

And you can double your wine tasting fun! Check out Swirl located on Ponce de Leon right off Esplanade and enjoy a FREE wine tasting at 6:00 pm. Jared Breaux will be pouring 4 great wines from South America this week accompanied by some delicious tapas sent over by Chef Dan Esses. Come hungry for delicious empanades and ceviche too!

*And after Swirl...head right down the street for Lips and the Trips from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, at Fairgrinds Coffeehouse - Out in the Courtyard. Only cover charge are your inhibitions!

If you're Uptown head on over to Martin's Wine Cellar (3500 Magazine)....They'll be serving up some lovely wines from 4:30 to 6:30 pm!

Night at the Museum!

FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA tonight from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tonight, NOMA presents a gallery talk with Rashaad Newsome and Miranda Lash in the Great Hall as well as screening two films in honor of Gay Pride Month. You can also check out Café NOMA for "Art You Can Eat," where Chef Haley Bittermann will lead a demonstration on culinary arts from the Caribbean islands. This event is included with museum admission. In honor of Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts from the World's Fairs, 1851-1939, all "Art You Can Eat" demonstrations in June will focus on cuisine from a different area of the globe.
*5-8 p.m.: Art Activity with 3 Ring Circus
*5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: DJ Bunny
*6 p.m.: Presentation by Rashaad Newsome and Miranda Lash in the Great Hall: King of Arms
*6 p.m.: "Art You Can Eat" cooking demonstration with Chef Haley Bittermann, Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group: "Island Inspired Cocktails & Cuisine" - In tribute to the 1891 world's fair in Kingston, Jamaica, the only fair held in the Caribbean Islands
*7:30 p.m.: Film: Drawing the Line: A Portrait of Keith Haring
*8 p.m.: Film: Artists of the 20th Century: Andy Warhol

Saturday Afternoon Music!

Head on down to the Old U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade) as Sasha Masakowski and Cindy Scott performers lead a free Jazz showcase from 2:00 to 3:30 p .m.  If you haven't checked out the beautiful and cool theater - you really need to get yourself down there!

While your in the Quarter check out a double header of music at the Louisiana Music Factory (210 Decatur) - It's a performance by Mia Borders at 2:00 pm and followed by Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes at 3:00 p.m.  Be sure to check out their amazing music collection and go home with a CD or classic album!


Celebrate all things BEER at the WYES International Beer Tasting - Saturday night at Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. - There will be over 275 beers to sample at the state's oldest beer tasting event. Snacks and non-alcholic beverages are complimentary, and dishes from Dat Dog, Foodie Call, La Cocinita and Rue Chow are available for purchase. Tickets are only $30 - for more info click

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 tune in today (Friday!) from 11-2 pm for the Louisiana Music Party with my hubby Bill deTurk!!

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