Friday, January 17, 2014

Happy Weekend - Five Fun Things to Do in NOLA - 1/17/2014

Five Fun Things to do in NOLA this Weekend!

Starlight Racing at the New Orleans Fairgrounds (1751 Gentilly Blvd.) - Groove on down to the sounds of Groovy 7! Gates open at 4:00 pm and the first post is at 5 p.m. The band takes to the Clubhouse stage at 7 p.m. and DJ Digital in the Miller Lite Beer Garden spins nonstop until after the last race.
Admission and Parking:
*General Admission to Fair Grounds for Starlight Racing is $10.
*Admission to the Clubhouse or the Miller Lite Beer Garden is an additional $15.

Celebrate OffBeat Magazine's 20th Anniversary Best of the Beat Awards! Saturday at 6:00 pm at Generations Hall (310 Andrew Higgins Blvd.)
Featuring performances by:
Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen featuring Nigel Hall
Glen David Andrews
Cheeky Blakk
Robin Barnes......and More!
Plus...An All-Star Tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Cyril Neville featuring the Swamp Funk Band (Cranston Clements, Willie Green, Norm Caesar and Charlie Wooton) with special guests: Art Neville, Allen Toussaint, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., Papa Mali, Yadonna West, Charmaine Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. and many more! Tickets also include food from more than 20 New Orleans restaurants! For more info and tickets click here!

Join the Pussyfooters for the Blush Ball 2014 on Saturday night from 9 pm to 2 am at the Cannery (3803Toulouse Street). This party with a purpose features Big Sam's Funky Nation, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Wild Magnolias, Quickie Mart, and special performances by the Pussyfooters. Fabulous items will be raffled. This signature event hosted by the Pussyfooters all-female marching group is a fundraiser for Metropolitan Center for Women and Children. Tickets available here  and at Miss Claudia's on Magazine Street, and at all Fleurty Girl locations. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 online and at the door.

The 9th Annual Queen's Balls will be held Saturday at  the Blue Nile (532 Frenchmen). Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes will rock your crowns off starting at 10:00 pm. To start, Queen's Cake!!! There will be a Queen's costume contest between sets. This is "Drag Queen" contest...Girrrrrrrl...There's gonna be hairy chests, furry legs and fuzzy beards in black mini skirts!!! And for all you ladies, EVERYONE is a Queen at the Queen's Balls. PRIZES GALORE. Show up for the Swingingest Sorrie` this side of Sweet Chalmette. Remember.......THE KINGS MAY HAVE THEIR DAY BUT THE QUEENS HAVE GOT THE BALLS!!

Please come on out to the inaugural Freret Street Oyster Jam - a celebration of bivalves during their seasonal peak, at the Publiq House and parking lot at 4526 Freret St. Presenting a Day of salty Louisiana oysters, New Orleans roots music, oyster Inspired art and playoff football. The outside portion of THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES AND FAMILY FRIENDLY!!!!

The "salty" grooves of Raw Oyster Cult
The unusual excellence of The New Orleans Suspects
The majesty of the Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra
plus special guest MC

One of a kind works of oyster-inspired original art from local artists including:
Michael Guidry
Pompadour Productions
To pre-purchase tickets (and save yourself $5) click here!

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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