Friday, June 14, 2013

Hooray for the Weekend with Vino, Museum Fun, Pat O's, a Healthy Movie, and a Southern Fried Zoo!

Happy Weekend!

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!  (They're also having a big wine garage sale on Saturday starting at 11:00 a.m. - great prices for delicious vinos - go ahead and stock up!)

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. Once you've tasted one of their excellent choices you'll be sure to be buy a bottle!

And there's more wine on the Bayou! It's Vino on the Bayou at The Pitot House (1440 Moss St.) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Come enjoy the June Vino on the Bayou tasting with wine courtesy of Pearl Wine Co., musical entertainment from John Rankin,  Local writer Earl W. Hampton Jr. will be signing copies of his book "The Streetcar Guide to New Orleans". Admission is $5 for Landmarks members and $10 general admission.

Friday Night at the Museum!

Check out Friday Nights at NOMA this evening over at the New Orleans Museum of Art beginning at 5:00 pm and celebrate the weekend!  The event is FREE with museum admissions. This Friday, Judith H. Bonner, Senior Curator/Curator of Art at the Historic New Orleans Collection will give a lecture entitled, "The 1884 World's Fair, William Woodward, and Women's Education."  $10 Adults, $8 seniors, students, active military, $6 children ages 17 to 7, children 6 and under are free.  Check out all the fun events this evening!

5-8 p.m.: Art Activity with NOMA
5:30-8:30 p.m.: Music by Jasen Weaver
6 p.m.: "Art You Can Eat" with Chef Chip Flanagan of Ralph's on the Park: "Irish New Orleans Family Cooking Traditions"
6-7 p.m.: Lecture by Judith H. Bonner: "The 1884 World's Fair, William Woodward, and Women's Education"

Friday Cocktails!

Head on down to Pat O'Brien's (718 St. Peter) every Friday in June, July and August for live music on the Patio and great drink specials. Lucas Davenport will be providing the entertainment this Friday! See you there!

Friday Movie and Delicious Food!

Join The New Orleans Eat Local Challenge for a FREE on-location Green Screen event. Together with The Green Project and The Charitable Film Network, we will be showing the film "Ingredients". The screening will be held on the outdoor patio at Zeitgeist (1618 Oretha Castle Haley) with local food and beverage available for purchase. Come one, come all! Doors open at 7:00 pm and the screening starts once the sun goes down.

Weekend Fun!

It's Southern Fried Swamp Fest at the Audubon Zoo!! Traditional and non-traditional fried food will be featured, along with Cajun music in the Swamp Exhibit, lots more music on the Capital One stage, and animal presentations and crafters.  Also, DADS will enjoy FREE admission all day on Sunday in celebration of Father's Day! To expedite your entry, purchase and print tickets at home. Free tickets for dads will be available at Audubon Zoo's front gate when you arrive!  For a list of all the yummy fried foods and events click here!

Check out the great music!

Performance Pavilion
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Country Fried
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Johnny Angel & the Swingin' Demons
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Jean "Mr. Big Stuff" Knight

Louisiana Swamp Exhibit
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Double Date featuring members of the Red Stick Ramblers and Savoy Family Band
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Double Date featuring members of the Red Stick Ramblers and Savoy Family Band

Performance Pavilion
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Review
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Colin Lake
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Big Sam's Funky Nation

Louisiana Swamp Exhibit
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Brandon Moreau and his Cajungrass
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Brandon Moreau and his Cajungrass

That should get you going this weekend...if you're looking for musical fun be sure to click on the WWOZ Livewire for all kinds of good stuff going on around town!!

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