Friday, June 28, 2013

Happy Weekend with Vino, Offbeat Party, Paul Sanchez, Free Tips, Some Papa, Patriotic Fun and Livin' Like a Squirrel!

Happy Weekend!


Wine Tasting Fun!

It's the weekly wine tasting over at Pearl Wine Company (Orleans at Moss St.) - from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Critically acclaimed Owner and Winemaker, Adam Lee, of Siduri Vineyards will be there tasting four of his outstanding Pinot Noirs. And come hungry - Every Friday, Rolls n' Bowls, a new Vietnamese Restaurant in town, will join us during tasting and live music. They'll serve a variety of selections from their menu, including, spring rolls, salad & pork sliders. All around $5!

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. Antonio Molesini will be pouring 4 great wines from his native Italy this week accompanied by some delicious tapas by Chef Walter!

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!

Fun at the Museum!

1984 World's Fair
It's 80s night at NOMA! Listen to 80s tunes spun by DJ Bunny and DJ Lingerie or participate in The New Movement's 80s-themed comedy tour as the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park continue to celebrate "Inventing the Modern World" and the 1984 World's Fair. You can also pop in Café NOMA for "Art You Can Eat," where Chef Chris Montero and Poppy Tooker, host of WWNO 89.9-FM's Louisiana Eats will lead a demonstration on culinary arts from Spain. (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 YAYA
*5:30-8:30 p.m.: DJ Lingerie and DJ Bunny
*6 p.m.: "Art You Can Eat" with Chef Chris Montero of Cafe NOMA and cafe b, joined by Poppy Tooker of WWNO 89.9-FM Louisiana Eats: "Evolution of Jambalaya, Spanish Paella's Direct Descendant" - In tribute to the 1888 world's fair in Barcelona, Spain, which unveiled the Columbus Monument
*6:30 p.m.: The New Movement will be giving 80's themed comedy tours
*8:00 p.m.: The New Movement will be giving 80's themed comedy tours
Museum Admission - $10 adults | $8 seniors| $6 children (7-17)


Celebrate tonight! It's the OffBeat Magazine July 2013 Issue Release Party featuring The Brass-A-Holics!! Come on out to the soon-to-be-open uptown music club and art space, GASA GASA (4920 Freret St.) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The free party will feature live music from New Orleans' own Go-Go-Brass-Funk band, the Brass-A-Holics, who cover this year's July issue of OffBeat Magazine. In addition to snagging a free copy of the new OffBeat, guests will enjoy free food from GASA GASA's Freret Street neighbor, Wayfare Handcrafted Food & Spirits and Sammy's Deli, as well as complimentary cocktail tastings from Crown Royal and Glazers Liquor.

Great Music!

Head on over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) in the heart of Mid-City for an amazing show Paul Sanchez with Arsene DeLay & Antoine Diel at 8:00 pm! And be sure to come hungry for a sammich!

Tipitina's Foundation presents FREE Fridays are back with another great show at Tips (501 Napoleon Ave.) - Tonight it's Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs + Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet - Admission is FREE of course!


French Vino!

The French American Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 14th Annual Summer Wine Festival, "Summer in Provence," from 7 until 10 p.m. Saturday, at The Shops at Canal Place. Enjoy French food and French wines as well as live entertainment and an auction. Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 the night of the event. For more info click here.

Papa's in the House!
Papa Grows Funk - by Frenchy!

It's Papa Grows Funk - Last Jam - Saturday night at Tipitina's (501 Napoleon).  Papa Grows Funk has been grooving and funkifying your world for the last 10 years - come on out for one last jam - Tickets are $16.


Get patriotic!  

It's the Trinity Patriotic Music Extravaganza at Trinity Episcopal Church (1329 Jackson) from 3:00 to 6:00 pm - and admission is free! Come enjoy three hours of patriotic music, featuring the Navy Band of New Orleans, The Marine Corps Band, Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, and pianist Quinn Peeper and organist Albinas Prizgintas performing "Rhapsody in Blue".

Party with a Purpose!

Live Like a Squirrel (LLAS) presents a celebration of the life of Robert Jefferson "Squirrel" Wilson to benefit his wife Rebecca at Southport Hall (200 Monticello) from 3:00 to 9:00 om.  The event features unlimited food and drink, live and silent auctions, plus music by The Chee Weez, The Molly Ringwalds, Bag of Donuts, Marc Broussard and more! Admission is $50 - come out and show your support!

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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