It's a great night to hang out at City Park and enjoy David Torkanowsky for the Twilight Garden Concert Series! David is recognized as one of the finest contemporary jazz pianists in New Orleans, and over the years has performed with most of the great New Orleans musicians. Things just seem to sizzle when David is playing his piano. He is sure to have some new songs, so grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. The gates open up at 5:00 pm and the performance starts at 6:00 pm in the City Park Botanical Garden Pavilion of the Two Sisters...There is an admission charge, but hey, it's helping the Park out...$10 for adults and $3 for children.
Ogden Southern Museum of Art (925 Camp St.) - better known as Ogden after Hours. Tonight the Ogden has Jimbo Mathus. Entertainer, singer, instrumentalist, songwriter, and tankerman, Jimbo Mathus was born in Oxford, Mississippi. His early life was filled with music, as his father and relatives were skilled instrumentalists and singers. He began joining the family musical circle at an early age and by age 8 was proficient at mandolin. By 15, Jimbo had been taught the rudiments of guitar, piano and harmony singing. The family's repertoire consisted of hundreds of folk, bluegrass, country blues and pre-recorded songs passed down through the Mathus and Byrd families. You may also know him from his band "Squirrel Nut Zippers" - Good stuff!
*Be sure to head on over to the bar for this month's signature drink - Summer Sunrise A refreshing blend of Tequila, Licor 43, lime juice, simple syrup and a splash of orange juice, garnished with a sliced orange. And remember with your Ogden membership all of these excellent concerts are FREE - And my hubby Bill deTurk will be doing the interview - so you definitely don't want to miss it!
Abita Strawator Release Party at Bourbon House ! Want a way to start the weekend off right? Mix Abita Strawberry with Andy Gator and what do you get- summer's newest and soon to be infamous Strawator! Bourbon House (144 Bourbon St.) is thrilled to be hosting Abita's new Select Strawator release party tonight from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. In addition to the usual happy hour deals they're havin' a $20 special featuring a Strawator pint, Alligator Boudin Ball, Alligator Burger, and Strawberry Dessert. Ever dreamt of an Alligator Sausage Pizza with Strawberry BBQ sauce? This and other small plates will be available for $5 dollars. Head to the French Quarter right after work, and join your friends to celebrate summer and Abita's newest creation!
Toasts & Tiki Tails at the NO Fleas Market (4228 Magazine St.) tonight from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. NO Fleas Market and Canine Connection/Canine Culture invite you to party and shop for a cause to benefit the LA/SPCA! They'll be serving food from Rivista Bakery and Saucy's BBQ as well as cocktails for you to sip on while you enjoy a fashion show, pet costume contest, pet photos, and a demonstration by certified dog trainer Markey. It's gonna be doggone good time!
For more fun stuff to do and more music...check out the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!