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New Orleans Events: Louisiana Ladies, Weiss Awards, Fair Grounds
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Margarita BergenDarlings,

I hope all the fathers out there had a wonderful Father's Day in the company of their loved ones!

 Another steamy week has gone by but what a way to go.

Last week was very special for me since I started my week on Tuesday, by attending the third of Legacy Series Luncheons at the Monteleone Hotel. This delicious and informative luncheon explored the exciting Political History of Hotel Monteleone with a great cast of speakers.

 That evening, I hosted my Toasting with Margarita at Le Booze of the Royal Sonesta with many of my friends and the following day it was time to host my very informative and fun monthly Round Table Luncheon at the newly renovated Fleur de Lis Room - former site of Begue’s at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. It was very well attended and my featured guests included New Orleans City Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer; Katelyn Castleberry, Executive Director for Friends of New Orleans Public Library; and Scott Cunningham, Board President for Friends of New Orleans Public Library and Frank Stansbury, Editor and Publisher of LaFete News and director of the upcoming SUMMER WINE FESTIVAL "EVERYTHING FRENCH AMERICAN". Entertainment was provided by vocalist Lyla Hay Owen and pianist Jim Walpole.

 

That evening I attended a very nice fundraiser for the friends of the Library at Vintage 309. The following day, it was time to attend my brother Lorenzo Bergen’s Art Exhibit at the JW Marriot. Those evening of culture that included the art exhibit, fabulous music by guitarist Javier Gutierrez, with complimentary wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres are always a lot of fun.

 

On Friday, I attended the Obituary Cocktail Society gathering at the very sophisticated Bombay Club with my darling friend mixologist Miss Charming making the decadent cocktails. That night I also attended the last of The Historic New Orleans Collection Concerts in the Courtyard with popular Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots in its lovely courtyard. On Saturday, it was time after work to attend the fun-loving CAC's "Bourbon and Burlesque.” It was fun, fun, fun!

 

This week is not going any different, since I look forward to attending the rally in support of Le Petit Theatre at the Column Hotel on Tuesday. Councilwoman Kristen palmer will be in attendance. That night I am also planning to attend for a few minutes the Weiss Awards Event at Harrah's New Orleans Casino honoring Arnold Baker, Donna Brazile, Juan J Gershanik, MD., Benjamin P. Sachs, MD, David Voelker. Congratulations to all of you!

 

I am also looking forward to attending on June 22, the Spanish Wine & Tapas Pairing at Cork and Bottle, on the 23rd the Tastings at the Track: "Sipping Into Summertime”, and of course on Friday, June 23 The French American Chamber of Commerce‘s annual Everything French Summer Wine Festival at Canal Place.

I am also very honored to be included in SOUTHERN REP PRESENTS LOUISIANA LADIES-Women Worth Celebrating

As Louisiana approaches its 200th anniversary of statehood, LOUSIANA LADIES launches a new series of events by Southern Rep, celebrating the people who have made our region famous for speaking its mind and making great art. This event features historical monologues and songs by some of the most well-known female voices in our city!I will be playing my favorite Louisiana character: The Baronesa of Pontalba.
The full lineup includes Troi Bechet, Margarita Bergen, Leslie Castay, Gennifer Flowers, Tari Hohn Lagasse, Cheryl Landrieu, Diane Mack, Barbara Motley, Nell Nolan, Susan Spicer, and Carol Sutton – with more still to come!
LOUSIANA LADIES is a one night only event: June 27th 7:00 – 8:30pm. Location: The Cabildo, 751 Chartres Street.  Tickets: $45 for reserved seating, $25 for general entry. For more information, or to reserve your tickets, please call 504-522-6545 or go online to www.SouthernRep.com.

 

I think, after this hectic week,  I am going to be exhausted but I am looking forward to attending the patriotic afternoon at Trinity Church. The 11th Patriotic Music Festival. It starts at 3 pm and goes until 6 pm with Over 100 patriotic performers. This year's festival will feature rousing patriotic music by Sousa, and other favorite American composers performed by the Navy Band, the Symphony Chorus, the New Orleans Concert Band, Milton Bush's New Orleans Trombone Choir,  Albinas Prizgintas, organist, on the magnificent 5,000 pipes Trinity organ. It should be a lot of fun!



Let's look at what this week has to offer! 
 Tuesday, June 21 

 54 Annual Weiss Awards

The New Orleans Council for Community and Justice is holding its annual Weiss Awards Event at Harrah's New Orleans Casino Theater with a reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. and the gala at 7 p.m. This year honorees are Arnold Baker, Donna Brazile, Juan J Gershanik, MD., Benjamin P Sachs, MD, David Voelker. For reservation call 504-522-3760

 

June 21

 Final Bouligny Lecture with Alfred E. Lemmon -"Following the Paper Trail: The Daily Life of a Spanish Colonial Document" at NOHC
 For the final lecture, Alfred E. Lemmon, director of the Williams Research Center at The Collection, will explore the journey that the documents in The Threads of Memory would have taken through harsh frontier conditions and how they might have survived for four centuries. A fascinating history of fragile paper materials, it reveals the shipboard life that the colonists had to endure, the amazing varied landscapes they traveled, and their perilous ocean journeys.
6:30 p.m.at 533 Royal St.Exhibition open for viewing 5–6:30 p.m.Call (504) 523-4662 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to reserve seats.

The Francisco Bouligny Lecture, established at The Collection by the Bouligny Foundation, is an annual program examining the shared history between Spain and Louisiana. This year, in conjunction with the exhibition The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States (El Hilo de la Memoria: España y los Estados Unidos), The Collection is presenting an expanded series of four talks.

June 21

JOIN US FOR THE RALLY TO SAVE LE PETIT!

Make your voice heard. Join us for a rally to discuss the deal to sell the majority of our historic theatre. Come share your concerns, thoughts and ideas regarding the future of this New Orleans landmark.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Columns Hotel

3811 St. Charles Avenue

We have been granted a temporary restraining order to halt the sale of the building, but we can't stop there. We urge you to gather everyone you know to support saving this cultural institution.

 

June 21

SUMMER SOLSTICE WINE DINNER

 

Chef/owner Glen Hogh will celebrate summer solstice with his creative Summer Solstice Wine Dinner. The feast, which begins at 7pm, will feature six heavenly courses, paired with six out-of-this-world wines. Guest sommelier for the evening will be Jimmy Buckle of Palm Bay Imports. Cost is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and advanced reservations are required by calling, 504-836-2007. Vega Tapas Café is located at 2051 Metairie Road in Old Metairie and is open for dinner Monday through Saturday at 5:30pm.

 

June 22
 Wednesday Night at JW Marriott

Experience an evening of cultural indulgences at the JW Marriott Lobby Lounge

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This week we are proud to  feature New Works by Ember Soberman

Live Entertainment by: Raphael Bas & Pierre Pichon (Gypsy Swing).

Spirit Tasting and complimentary Hors D’oeuvres
June 22

Spanish Wine & Tapas Pairing

"Wine Sense" is an educational, seated tasting whereby local wine experts present 6-8 wines and speak about that particular topic.  Reservations required. Cork & Bottle. 6:30pm-7:30pm-http://www.cbwines.com   Cork & Bottle -504-483-6314.  $25.00

 

June 23

Tastings at the Track:"Sipping Into Summertime”

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, at 1751 Gentilly Blvd., continues its “Tastings at the Track” wine tasting series from 6 to 8 p.m. with “Sipping Into Summertime,” a collection of cool whites, light reds and refreshing rosés from around the world. Held in partnership with Dorignac’s Food Center, this tasting will feature more than 35 premium wines from top producers. $25 per person. 

Held in the Fair Grounds 4th floor Clubhouse, the sampling will also feature a selection of gourmet cheeses, and wine experts who will answer wine-related questions. For more information, visit www.fairgroundsracecourse.com or call 504-948-1285.

 

Wednesday, June 22

 

Wednesdays on the Point  

2011 Summer Festival Concert Series featuring:

Glen David Andrews

& Sasha Mazakowski

Every Wednesday from 6-9PM Free Admission,Algiers Ferry Dock,200Morgan St.

 

June 22

 4th Tri -Chamber Network Meeting with Hispanic, Asian and New Orleans Black Chamber of Commerce 

On Wednesday evening of this week, June 22nd,  the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce together with the Asian Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana and the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce will  host our 4th tri-chamber Network Evening!  We’ll be going to the Elmwood Self-Storage & Wine Cellar where we have had several very successful events. 

 


 

June 22

 Jason Berry - book signing and discussion at Garden District Book Shop

   5:30-7:00 PM  -2727 Prytania
  
Render Unto Rome is a landmark book that examines the Roman Catholic church's financial underpinnings and practices. With a  riveting narrative and extensive footnotes, Jason Berry explores the financial impact of the sex abuse crisis, and  shows how bishops have deceived parishioners in "a national fire sale" of churches- while high ranking church officials have profited off U.S. church sales.


 

Thursday, June 23

TASTINGS AT THE TRACK WINE SERIES presents "Sipping into Summertime"

 

 

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, located at 1751 Gentilly Blvd., continues its "Tastings at the Track" wine tasting series on Thursday, June 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. with "Sipping Into Summertime," a collection of cool whites, elegant reds, splendid sparklings and refreshing rosés from around the world. Held in partnership with Dorignac's Food Center, this reception-style tasting will feature more than 35 premium wines from top producers. Cost to attend is $25 per person. Tickets are available at Dorignac's (710 Veterans Blvd in Metairie) and, if not sold out, will be sold at the door.

 

Thursday, June 23

Julie Kane at LHC  

First official reading since appointment

This Thursday, June 23rd at 6pm, the LEH will present Julie Kane in her first official reading as Louisiana's poet laureate.  The program will be held at the Louisiana Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette Street, and is free and open to the public.  A reception will precede the reading.  Doors open at 5:45pm.  

 

The event will also feature the dedication of the Gustaf W. McIlhenny Family Foundation Board Room.  The dedication honors the foundation's generous support of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and humanities programming in the state.  

 

June 23 

Thursdays at Twilight Concert Series features Pfister Sisters

6pm at Pavilion of the Two Sisters,New Orleans City Park Botanical Gardens,504.483.9488

garden.neworleanscitypark.com

 

June 23

St. John's Eve 2011

 

Sallie Ann Glassman and La Source Ancienne Ounfo celebrate St. John's Eve with their annual ceremony on the footbridge over Bayou St. John (near Cabrini High School)7:00pm - 10:00pm at Magnolia Bridge over Bayou St John, New Orleans, LA.

Headwashing Ceremony (form of Vodou baptism) dedicated to Marie Laveau.Wear all white and bring a white scarf or rag for your head (It will 

get dirty.)Bring an offering for Marie Laveau. She likes flowers, blue and white candles, Creole foods, hair ribbons and hair dressing supplies (She 

was a hairdresser.), Vodou-esque items (Voodoo dolls, potions, gris-gris bags, etc.), or images of Marie Laveau.

 Friday,  June 24

Discussion & Booksigning by Michael D. Brown at Garden District Book Shop
       
In Deadly Indifference  former Undersecretary of Homeland Security Michael D. Brown  tells his side of the response to Hurricane Katrina. Additionally, Brown critically explores just what the government and cannot do in the face of disasters both foreseen, such as Katrina, and unforeseen, such as a surprise terror attack. 

 

 

UNTIL June 26

Running with Scissors presents Mildred Dearest

Le Chat Noir,581-5812. www.CabaretLeChatNoir.com

 

June 25

Summer Wine Festival

The French American Chamber of Commerce is holding its  annual  Everything French Summer Wine Festival at Canal Place

Third Floor Atrium from 6 to 9 p.m. French Wines, French Food and entertainment by pianist Armand St. Martin and clarinet-player Tim Laughlin. There will be a second for Joan of Arc. Tickets for French American Chamber Members are $45.00 and $55.00 for non-members in advance, and $65.00 for everyone at the door.www.facc-la.com-Contact: Frank Stansbury at 504-450-1955 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

June 25-September25

 Opening of Art Exhibits at the Center for Contemporary Arts

 The Center Cannot Hold: Paintings and Drawings by Brooke Pickett and Patterns and Prototypes:
Early Paintings by Tina Girouard and Robert Gordy-Curated by Dan Cameron, Guest Curator

6 - 8pm 

 

June 25 

Latin Fiesta at the Arts Market- Flavors of Hispanic culture at the ultimate art experience

 

The monthly market presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans featuring the  region’s best artists, live music and good food starts the 4th annual “Fun in the Sun” summer series with a Latin Fiesta on Saturday, June 25th in lovely Palmer Park (where South Claiborne and South Carrollton Avenues meet). From 10 am to 4 pm, local artists will exhibit handcrafted works- including stained glass, metal sculptures, and paintings to ceramic pieces, yard art, and prints- that evoke New Orleans’ unique cultural mix with an exotic flair. 

In the Kids Tent, Patrice Fisher & Arpa with the Garifuna Connection presents the culture and music of the Garifuna, Central Americans of West African descent to kids of all ages at 10:30 am.  Make Awesome Aztec Masks for the craft project of the day after the show.

 

June 25-September25

 Opening of Art Exhibits at the Center for Contemporary Arts

 The Center Cannot Hold: Paintings and Drawings by Brooke Pickett and Patterns and Prototypes:
Early Paintings by Tina Girouard and Robert Gordy-Curated by Dan Cameron, Guest Curator  6 to 8 p.m.

 

 

 

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The French American Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Chapter
cordially invites you to the Twelfth Annual
SUMMER WINE FESTIVAL
"EVERYTHING FRENCH AMERICAN"
Saturday, June 25, 2011
from 6:00-9:00 PM
The Shops at Canal Place, Level 3
333 Canal Street, New Orleans Louisiana

Entertainment by New Orleans clarinetist Tim Laughlin,
Armand St. Martin, Jeanne d'Arc Medieval Parade in
costumes and an Auction too!

Complimentary parking in the garage at Canal Place during the event


Taste delicious servings from area French and other local restaurants,
sip on as many as twenty French wines including sparkling wine, and

bid on "ALL RED, WHITE AND BLUE" at the "Everything French" auction.



Dressy casual or French attire (if in doubt, wear red, whit and blue)
Advance tickets $45 for FACC/LA Members
$55 for Non-Members
$65 for Everyone at the door
French American Chamber of Commerce,

Louisiana Chapter

 

is proud to announce

the induction of five generous FACC/LA supporters

into the prestigious, French

Confrérie du Vin de Suresnes

(Brotherhood of the Wines of Suresnes) 

 

at 8 :00 PM on Saturday, June 25, 2011

at the

12th Annual Summer Wine Festival

 

The induction will be conducted by

Monsieur Jean-Louis Testud, Grant Maître Fondateur

And Philippe Gustin, Louisiana Ambassador

of the Confrérie du Vin de Suresnes

 

The honored inductees are:

- Henry Battle, regional manager, Air Liquide (FACC/LA chairman)

- Charles Goebel, plant manager, SNF Flopam

- Larry Campisi, President/CEO, GulfRim Navigation

- Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans

- Robert Olivier, architect, Waldemar Nelson, Architects and Engineers (FACC/LA Treasurer)

 

Confrérie du Vin de Suresnes (Brotherhood of the Wines of Suresnes)

is one of the oldest and most prestigious wine societies in France.

Each year only 6,000 select bottles of wine are

manufactured in Suresnes.

Friends, family and co-workers are all invited  

to celebrate this honor at the Summer Wine Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, June 27

The 11th PATRIOTIC Music Festival at Trinity Church

Starts at 3 pm until 6pm  with Over 100 patriotic performers:

This year's festival  will feature rousing patriotic music by Sousa, and other favorite American composers

performed by the NAVY BAND,      The SYMPHONY CHORUS,

The New Orleans Concert Band,

Milton BUSH's New Orleans Trombone Choir,

Albinas Prizgintas, organist, on the magnificent 5000 pipes Trinity organ, (one of the organs jewel of the South!)

and many others to be announced soon

You are ALL invited to a reception at the end of the program (around 6 pm !)

 


Monday, June 27

SOUTHERN REP PRESENTS

LOUISIANA LADIES-Women Worth Celebrating


As Louisiana approaches its 200th anniversary of statehood, LOUSIANA LADIES launches a new series of events by Southern Rep, celebrating the people who have made our region famous for speaking its mind and making great art. This event features historical monologues and songs by some of the most well-known female voices in our city!
The full lineup includes Troi Bechet, Margarita Bergen, Leslie Castay, Gennifer Flowers, Tari Hohn Lagasse, Cheryl Landrieu, Diane Mack, Barbara Motley, Nell Nolan, Susan Spicer, and Carol Sutton – with more still to come!
LOUSIANA LADIES is a one night only event: June 27th 7:00 – 8:30pm. Location: The Cabildo, 751 Chartres Street.  Tickets: $45 for reserved seating, $25 for general entry. For more information, or to reserve your tickets, please call 504-522-6545 or go online to www.SouthernRep.com.

 

 

 

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!

 

 


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.

 

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