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New Orleans Events: Ken Burns, WTC, Ladies In Red, Vieux To Do
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Margarita Bergen
Darlings,


I hope you are keeping cool in the premature summer in our beloved New Orleans.


Last week, I kept cool by attending mostly indoor events such as the opening of the delightful Shrek The Musical at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. I also enjoyed attended the always- irreverent Politics with a Punch at the Eiffel Society. I also attended very briefly the opening of the National WW II Museum's new wing: John E. Kusner Restoration Pavilion and the Iberia Bank Victory Ball with honoree Harry Connick Sr. and the Victory Belles. I also attended that night the always-glamorous Faulkner House's Juleps in June at a lovely residence in Audubon Place.

 


On Sunday, I attended briefly the Hispanic Fair in St. Anne Church and concluded my week on Monday by meeting acclaimed director Ken Burns at the Food and Beverage Museum and the Museum of the American Cocktail. There were delicious hors d'ouevres and the Museum of the American Cocktail  provided decadent Prohibition-era cocktails. Yummy!


I was pinching myself because I just could not believe that I was standing to one of my idols. I love Ken and have learned so much from his documentaries and look forward to his upcoming one. Mr. Burns is here to promote his new documentary "Prohibition." You will have a chance to meet him today at Loyola University and attend the special, 60-minute preview. The event is sponsored by PBS, Florentine Films, WYES and Loyola University New Orleans and it opens at 7:00 p.m. in Loyola’s Nunemaker Auditorium. Seating is limited so please reserve by calling (504) 840-4885.

This week is back to festival times and we have not one but three. The Vieux To Do includes the 25th Creole Tomato Festival, the Louisiana Seafood Fest and the Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival. These festivals will be held at the French Market and the Old Mint this coming weekend.

 

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Higgins Boat at the new wing of the National WWII Museum

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I am also looking forward to attending the party to celebrate Preservation Hall's 50th anniversary and the annual PRC's LADIES IN RED. Preservation Resource Center's African American Heritage is inviting guests to celebrate local musicians and music with dancing, dining and an open bar. Entertainment by the George French Band and special guests at 310 Andrew Higgins Drive at 7 p.m. Patron Party; 8 p.m.. Tickets: $75; $150 for patron party- 581-7032. So you know I will be there!


Darlings have a wonderful week, stay cool, enjoy my photos and look forward to seeing you in one of these events. Please put in your calendar that my next Round Table Luncheon at the Royal Sonesta Hotel will be on Wednesday, June 15 with an awesome group of featured speakers that include:

 

Katelyn Castleberry, Executive Director for Friends of New Orleans Public Library and Scott Cunningham, Board President for Friends of New Orleans Public Library who will be discussing the library's 'Summer Reading Kick-Off' special event and campaign; New Orleans City Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer will be speaking about initiatives that impact the historic French Quarter; Frank Stansbury, Editor and Publisher of LaFete News, will be updating us on details for the approaching French-American Festival. Live entertainment will be provided by vocalist Lyla Hay Owen and pianist Jim Walpole.

 

Executive Chef Peter Page is planning a three-course gourmet menu with wine pairings. The luncheon is $42 inclusive. Parking will be validated. For reservations, contact Noel Scallan at 504-553-2220, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">'+addy_text12653+'<\/a>'; //--> .

 

Tuesday, June 7

Registration is now open for the 2011 New Orleans Antiques Forum

Registration is now open for the 2011 New Orleans Antiques Forum: “French at Heart: Continental Influence in the Gulf South." Sessions will be held August 5–7, 2011, in The Collection's Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., and registrants can also sign up for a preconference tour.
Presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection, the 2011 New Orleans Antiques Forum will explore the pervasive French influence on the region’s decorative arts. This year’s program includes two optional events—a preconference tour of three private historical homes in Pointe Coupee Parish and a Sunday brunch at Antoine’s Restaurant with the speakers and fellow participants.
Registration is required and starts at $100. This event is known to sell out, and those interested in attending are encouraged to act quickly. For more information, call (504) 523-4662.

Tuesday, June 7:

"World's Largest Second Line Parade"

Through the French Quarter starting from the Bourbon Orleans Hotel at 7 p.m. Eighty musicians expected to participate. Public invited to join in;
bring white handkerchiefs or napkins and small umbrellas. Parade rules apply.

 

Tuesday, June 7

Special Screening OF 'PROHIBITION' and Q&A with filmmaker Ken Burns

PBS, Florentine Films, WYES and Loyola University New Orleans are offering a 60-minute preview of PROHIBITION and Q&A with acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns at 7:00 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium at Loyola University New Orleans. Seating is limited, please reserve your seat by calling (504) 840-4885

 


Wednesday, June 8

 

Luncheon Briefing:
"Funding Our Ports" with
Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (Louisiana, 2nd District)
11:30 a.m. Networking Reception
12:00 noon Presentation and Q&A
The Plimsoll Club, 11th floor, Westin Canal Place Hotel
Cost: $30.00 for WTC Members, $35.00 for non-members
For more information or to register via phone, please call (504) 619-9834.
In Congress, Rep. Richmond serves on the Committee on Small Business where he supports bringing innovation to market, investing in American entrepreneurs, and increasing local participation in the federal procurement process. He is the Ranking Democrat on its Healthcare and Technology subcommittee and a member of the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce


Wednesday, June 8

Get In The kNOwLA at the JW Marriott Lounge

Experience an evening of cultural indulgences at the JW Marriott Lobby Lounge from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This week featured local artist is  Claudia Lynch featuring ShoeStories.Live Entertainment by:Riccardo Crespo

(Brazilian musician, singer and songwriter who plays acoustic guitar and harmonica) Complimentary wine tasting and hors d' oeuvres.
Wednesday, June 8
PRES-FEST 2011 - Preservation Hall's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Featuring Treme Brass Band and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band -Traditional New Orleans Jazz- 8p.m.

June 8

ZOOBILATION

The fun begins at 4:30pm, when Audubon Nature Institute members are invited to explore and experience the Zoo in ways not offered during regular visiting hours. Animal hospital, commissary and elephant barn are just a few off-stage areas members see and learn about during Zoobilation. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine Street in New Orleans.

 

YLC Wednesday at the Square: Galactic * Marc Stone
The free concerts run every Wednesday evening through June 15th at Lafayette Square across from Gallier Hall on St. Charles Avenue. In addition to the music, there will be an Artist Village, showcasing handcrafted items including glass art, jewerly, ceramics, photographs, t-shirts, paintings and more.   5:00-7:30pm. http://www.wednesdayatthesquare.com

Wednesday,  Nite Flites at Swirl

6-8pm
Join sommelier Michelle Gueydan each week for a flight of interesting wines at the bar.  Sake is on the menu this week and flights will range from $12-$15 depending on the sake.  No reservations neccessary, just pull up a seat at the bar! 6-8pm Swirl Wine Bar & Market

3143 Ponce de Leon Street,504-.304.0635 
June 8

Jay Zaney Orchestra Anniversary

The 8- piece band celebrates 30 years of Big band Music at the Jefferson Orleans North ballroom ,2600 Edenborn. Door opens at 6 p.m. buffet dinner at 6:15-7 p.m. .Dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $11. Formal attire optional.

Thursday, June 9

Thursdays at Twilight Concert Series present New Orleans Moonshiners And Cristina Perez
6pm. Pavilion of the Two SistersNew Orleans City Park Botanical Gardens- 504.483.9488garden.neworleanscitypark.com Food and drink may be purchased

No outside food, drink or petsSeason and half-season passes are availableTickets: $8 adults, $3 children ages 5-12

 

Thursday, June 9

The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane presents Julius Caesar

Set in 1930s America, charismatic politicians and backroom politics, people struggling with poverty and their fear of fascism provides a backdrop for this political thriller. Julius Caesar,explores the dangers inherent in trying to control the hearts and minds of the People.Directored by Amy Boyce Holtcamp

Starring:Ron Gural, Silas Cooper, John Neisler, Shad Willingham, Carmen Torres, Emilie Whelan, Wendy Miklovic, Martin Covert, and Michael Harkins.Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.Lupin Theater, Tulane University, Dixon Performing Arts Annex,(504) 865-5106

June 10

PRC's LADIES IN RED

 

Preservation  Resource Center's African American Heritage is inviting guests to celebrate local musicians and music with dancing,dining and an open bar. Entertainment by George French Band and special guests at 310 Andrew Higgins Drive-7 p.m. Patron Party; 8 p.m.Tickets: $75; $150 for patron party- 581-7032

 

June 10 - June 12

Louisiana Cajun Zydeco

With two stages of music, great food, beautiful, hand-made crafts and lots of dancing, the festival is a fitting tribute to the fun loving culture of southwest Louisiana. The free festival will be held at the Old U.S. Mint http://www.jazzandheritage.org/cajun-zydeco

 

 

 

June 10- June 12

Vieux To Do

 

The New Orleans Seafood Festival, Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco and Creole Tomato Festival all come together to serve great local food and live music in one action-packed event.http://www.frenchmarket.org, http://www.louisianaseafoodfestival.com

The Louisiana Seafood Festival offers fresh seafood from local fisherman, cooked to perfection, held simultaneously with the 
Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, which hosts more than 20 musical acts on two stages. This series of concerts is free, thanks to the New 
Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.Over at the French Market, the Creole Tomato Festival offers live music, cooking demonstrations, a Creole Tomato  Parade, local farmer's market goods and food and beverage booths.

Information, Creole Tomato Festival: 522-2621 or www.frenchmarket.org

 

June 10

Rush Time Machine Tour

 

Don't miss Rush performing classics, a taste of the future and the legendary Moving Pictures at the New Orleans Arena. 7:30pm 504-587-3822-http://www.neworleansarena.com/site.php

 

June 10

Obituary Cocktail Society

Obers will gather as every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at this great New Orleans saloon:

Parkway Bakery & Tavern, Bayou St John, 538 Hagan Ave Phone: (504) 482-3047  Website: www.parkwaybakeryandtavernnola.com

 

Landmarks invites you to the last
Vino on the Bayou until Fall!

 

 

 

Saturday, June 11

First Annual New Orleans Trad Jazz Festival,
Palm Court Jazz Café.. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The New Orleans Traditional Jazz Camp for Adults was started in 2009 by local musical performers Banu Gibson, Leslie Cooper and Nita Hemeter to promote and preserve Traditional Jazz in New Orleans, the place where it all began.. The first camp was held in August 2010 and moved it up to the first full week of June this year.

 

 

 

 

 

June 11- June 12

Audubon Insectarium celebrates its third ANT-iversary

 

Guests join the festivities with party hats, birthday cake and bug birthday chats all weekend long. On Saturday, June 11, Spider-Man is in the Insectarium lobby from 10am to 4pm.  On Sunday, June 12, Johnette Downing performs at 2pm and guest can meet a magician or get their face painted with a buggy design from 11am to 3pm. Audubon Insectarium- 504-581-4629

June 11

Fishing Clinic at City Park

 

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries will host a Free Fishing Clinic.  Novice fisherman can learn to identify fish from experts from the Aquatic Extension.  All ages are welcome. 9:00am-12:00pm-504-403-9415
http://www.neworleanscitypark.com

June 11

Monte the Lion’s Birthday
It’s a party! Monte the Lion and all his special mascot friends are celebrating his birthday and inviting all kids celebrating summer birthdays along with their friends to his party.

All of Monte’s mascot friends including Hugo the Hornet, Gumbo (Saints), Boudreaux (Zephyrs), Havoc (Loyola) and Riptide (Tulane) will be there to join in the fun with the kids and families. Monte will have games, food, pictures and a cupcake decorating station for the children. He will also debut his very own children’s book and will sign copies for everyone at the party. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling 504.681.4452 or by visiting www.hotelmonteleone.com/montebirthday

 

 

 

 

Sunday,June 12
Who's Who in..." I Do"

On Sunday, June 12, from 2-5 pm, brides and their guests are invited to meet more than 120 of the nations most esteemed wedding experts as Wedding Style Magazine presents "A Who's Who in 'I Do!" bridal show at the Westin Hotel at Canal Place in New Orleans, LA. We are showcasing all of our favorite looks in 2011 for the entire wedding party - straight from the runway- with a fashion show....

 

June 12

Trinity Church Series presents Greater New Orleans Orchestra  Directed by Jean Montes

Music by Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Corelli,  Beethoven,and also some Haitian composers and a spice of Jazz at 5 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church,1329 Jackson Avenue-www.albinas.org -www.trinitynola.com


Tuesday, June 14
Hotel Monteleone Honors Political Legends during June Luncheon
The third luncheon in the Hotel’s 5-part Legacy Series will examine the various Louisiana governors - including Edwin Edwards, Huey Long and Earl Long – who have stayed at the Monteleone over the years and made it their political headquarters. Moderated by the political editor for Gambit Weekly, Clancy DuBos, the panel discussion will take an in-depth look at the impact these politicians have had on the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. The cost to attend the Legacy Series Luncheon is $35. To register, visit http://hotelmonteleone.com/legacy-3/ or call (504) 681-4452. Noon – 1:30pm:
Tuesday, June 14
Toasting with Margarita
Please join me and a specail mixologist for refreshing summer cocktails and networking from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Le booze of the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Complimentary cheese trays and "happy hour" prices.
June 14
Art Showcase Series at the Windsor Court
With support from the Arts Council of New Orleans, the Windsor Court highlights a local artist monthly. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. RSVP is requested and can be made by calling 504.522.1994. 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

June 14
The European Mapping of the Gulf of Mexico and the Greater Southwest, 1492–1750
A lecture by Dennis Reinhartz, part of the Bouligny Lecture Series at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Extended gallery hours: 5–6:30 p.m.
Lecture: 6:30–8 p.m.
533 Royal St.
Free and open to the public

Please put in your calendar
Wednesday, June 15
The acclaimed Round Table Luncheon at the Royal Sonesta Hotel will take place on Wednesday June 15th at 12:00 Noon in the newly renovated Fleur de Lis Room.  Social columnist Margarita "Darling" Bergen will host the luncheon with feature speakers, live entertainment, outstanding cuisine and of course plenty of champagne, 
This month's Round Table welcomes Katelyn Castleberry, Executive Director for Friends of New Orleans Public Library and Scott Cunningham, Board President for Friends of New Orleans Public Library who will be discussing the library's 'Summer Reading Kick-Off' special event and campaign.  New Orleans City Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer will be speaking about initiatives that impact the historic French Quarter.  Frank Stansbury, Editor and Publisher of LaFete News, will be updating us on details for the approaching French-American Festival.  Live entertainment will be provided by vocalist Lyla Hay Owen and pianist Jim Walpole.

Executive Chef Peter Page is planning a three-course gourmet menu with wine pairings. The luncheon is $42 inclusive.  Parking will be validated.  For reservations, contact Noel Scallan at 504-553-2220, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  See luncheon menu at th eend of blog.

ON Going

Jeremy Davenport
Every Thursday (5:30pm), Friday (9pm) + Saturday (9pm)
at Davenport Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.

Anais St. John at the Polo Lounge of the Windsor Court
Every Friday and Saturday at the Polo Lounge of the Windsor Court" 9 p.m. to Midnight!

Tim Laughlin

Wed. 6/8

Chickie Wah Wah w/Tom McDermott

282 Canal St 8-10pm

 

 

 

BOMBAY CLUB -830 Conti St.586-0972

Presents:
LIVE MUSIC  -No Cover Charge

Jazz Trio Marlon Jordon @ 8-11 p.m. Every Wednesday & Thursday

Pianist Monty Banks @ 6-9 p.m.  Every Friday, Saturday & Every  Sunday  7-10pm

Pianist Amanda Walker every Monday & Tuesday 7 – 10pm in February

 

Until  August 14

 

The Golden Legend in the New World:
Art of the Spanish Colonial Viceroyalties


533 Royal St. Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Continuing its exploration of the Spanish colonial period, The Historic New Orleans Collection presents The Golden Legend in the New World: Art of the Spanish Colonial Viceroyalties, featuring paintings from the New Orleans Museum of Art and maps and early portraits from The Collection.

Showcasing the great artistic wealth created between the mid-17th and early 19th centuries, with a special focus on indigenous adaptations of Christian subject matter, this display complements The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States (El Hilo de la Memoria: España y los Estados Unidos), 533 Royal St.Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Margarita Bergen,
Tel/ Cell 504-495-9181 Fax/504-940-6201

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