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New Orleans Events: Dirty Linen Night, YLC Gala, Red Dress Run, Photos
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Darlings,

 

I hope you enjoyed our annual Satchmo SummerFest and our Satchmo Club Strut and the crowded White Linen Night in the Warehouse District. They were a lot to fun.

 

Wednesday was another one of those days that I wish I had a clone. I worked at Casell Gallery and was invited to the New Orleans Museum of Art to watch the fabulous new show called “Art.” I was also invited to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s monthly network meeting at Algiers Point for Fiesta Latina, and also that night, was Opera On Tap at the Inn on Bourbon Street as part of the Satchmo SummerFest!

 

I ended up at the standing room only concert at the Inn on Bourbon for the free concert featuring local opera stars performing favorite hits of Louis Armstrong. Timothy Todd Simmons played the piano for the event and his amazing wife, Kathleen Halm was one of the three singers. The other two were mezzo Givonna Joseph and tenor Kevin Roussel. It was truly a collaboration of the Opera, Satchmo SummerFest and Inn on Bourbon and it was all free.

 

The next fun event that I attended was the delicious Tequila, Trompets and Dinner at Broussard’s. Decadent Herradura Tequila cocktails and the food were yummy and James Andrews and his band kept the event swinging!

 

Thursday was time for the  2011 Satchmo SummerFest kickoff event  that took place at Muriel’s on Louis Armstrong’s birthday.
Following the keynote presentation by Richard Havers (producer of the new Universal Box Set, ‘Satchmo’), Dr. John and George Avakian announced that they are in the studio, in New Orleans, this week to begin work on ‘Dr. John Meets Louis Armstrong’.

On Friday, it was time again for jazz fans to break out their Struttin' shoes and go on down to Frenchmen Street for one of the best events of the year, the Satchmo Club Strut! It was the perfect chance to experience the sights and sounds of New Orleans’ unique music scene at Frenchmen Street. I just walked with Chiquita and loved all the performances that I attended.

If that was not enough, Saturday, it was time to put on my starchy linen dress and fight the crowds at the annual White Linen Night at Julia Street and the CAC. As in past times, I was saying hello to all my friends and visiting briefly the galleries. Then it was time for the post party at the CAC and that was fun.

 

This upcoming week is going be an amazing one since it will include, on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m., my “Toasting with Margarita“ at Le Booze of the Royal Sonesta Hotel. The following day is my Round Table Luncheon featuring community leaders Gordon R. Wedge, President and CEO of Catholic Charities; Paul Maassen, General Manager of 89.9 WWNO FM; and the new CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Mark Romig. Live entertainment will be provided by actress Jessie Terrebonne and pianist Jim Walpole.

 

Wednesday evening is going go be another social marathon for me since that evening the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society will celebrate the publication of two new books you must read by authors who call New Orleans home: Tom Carson, whose new novel is Daisy Buchanan's Daughter, and Tom Piazza, whose new book is a collection of essays, The Devil Sent the Rain. The event will take place at 6 p. m. at Faulkner House, 624 Pirate's Alley, New Orleans. The authors are expected to read and discuss their work at 6:45 p.m. Open to the public and free.

 

I will be running fast because that evening to catch the steamboat Natchez before it sails since I don’t want to miss Margaritas on the Mississippi aboard boat. What better way to spend a Wednesday evening than sipping margaritas with your favorite girls sailing down the Mississippi River aboard the last authentic sternwheel paddleboat on the river (see the calendar for further information about this event).

 

Darlings, on Saturday, August 13, as every year, during Dirty Linen Night the shops and galleries on Royal Street will open their doors to art lovers for its annual event. So put on the clothes that you had on last week at White Linen Night and come to Royal Street. I will be serving libations, courtesy of Republic Beverage, at Casell Gallery, 818 Royal Street on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. I hope to see you there.

 

Unfortunately for me that is the same night that the YLC is honoring 25 wonderful individuals at its annual Young Leadership Council’s 25th Anniversary Role Model Awards Gala at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. .

 

Would you believe that is also the night for the annual Red Dress Run? Only in New Orleans will you have so many choices. So let’s enjoy it and have a great cool week!

I want to congratulate and share this information with you:

The Arts Council of New Orleans is delighted to announce the 2011 Community Arts Awards recipients. Since 1977, the Community Arts Awards have recognized living individuals, organizations and corporations which have made outstanding contributions to the arts in New Orleans. The 2011 award recipients mark the 35th year of the Community Arts Awards celebration and continue in this tradition; each selected for their artistic excellence, sustained contributions, unique achievements, perseverance, and a deep commitment to the arts and local community.
This year’s award recipients represent a wide range of arts disciplines and showcase the broad scope of New Orleans creative community. Individual honorees include public school theater teacher Luis Barroso, musician and Rock and Roll Hall of famer Dave Bartholomew, restaurateur and art collector JoAnn Clevenger, Treme writer and filmmaker Lolis Eric Elie, arts educator Freddi Williams Evans and architect and educator Milton G. Scheuermann. The Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, an organization dedicated to developing and enhancing Louisiana’s distinct cultural industries and its workforce, will also receive a Community Arts Award.
The 2011 Community Arts Awards Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Roosevelt New Orleans Ballroom. Patrons will have another chance to celebrate the contributions of these impressive recipients and preview art for purchase at an elegant Patron Party sponsored by the Windsor Court Hotel on Monday, September 19, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets Now Available!
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINEor call 504-523-1465. 

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Tuesday, August 9
Toasting with Margarita at Le Booze of the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Please join me for an evening of networking, and delicious cool cocktails from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Le Booze of the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Complimentary cheese tray and "happy hours" prices.
Wednesday, August 10

Round Table Luncheon with Community Leaders

 The popular monthly Royal Sonesta's Round Table Luncheon hosted by yours truly at noon at the Evangeline Suite  welcomes Gordon R. Wedge, President and CEO of Catholic Charities; Paul Maassen, General Manager of 89.9 WWNO FM, and the new CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Mark Romig.  Live entertainment will be provided by actress Jessie Terrebonne and pianist Jim Walpole.  Executive Chef Peter Page is planning a three-course gourmet menu with wine pairing.  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.

 

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  NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK is AUGUST 7-13, 2011

JOIN  IN CELEBRATING PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE AT THE FRENCH MARKET!

       Throughout the week, enjoy live lunchtime music and lunch specials at our Farmers Market eateries  

  • Shop for fresh produce and seafood at our daily produce stands “French Market Produce” and “Mother Nature’s Cupboard” and the newly opened “J’s Seafood Dock”, offering fresh catches of the day, curbside pickup, and shipping nationwide

August 10

Spesocial Evening benefiting America's Wetland Foundation

Please send RSVP to Emily MacLean, Special Events Coordinator, at 

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August 10

BBQ WineSense: A Cookout Class at Cork & Bottle
plus, Tapas Tuesdays at Clever Lounge 

Cork & Bottle, the boutique wine shop located in Mid-City’s American Can Company (3700 Orleans Avenue), announces its upcoming educational tasting event entitled, “BBQ Wine Sense: A Cookout Class” to be held on Wednesday, August 10 starting at 6:30pm. Guest will enjoy four plates of bbq including pork, chicken and beef, perfectly paired with a selection of fine wines. Cork & Bottle owner and wine expert, David Havrylkoff along with local wine professional Dave Sobiesk will lead the discussion exploring the best wine choices to compliment classic bold barbecue and grilled flavors. Cost to attend is $30 per person and reservations are required in advance by calling 504.483.6314. Seating is limited.

Additionally, Tapas Tuesday’s are back! Each Tuesday, guests of Clever Lounge, the intimate wine and cocktail bar adjacent to Cork & Bottle, can indulge in a variety of authentic flavored tapas dishes, made by Vega Tapas Café in Tapas, that are available for sale. Selections vary weekly and range in price from $3-$5 per serving.

Cork & Bottle also offers complimentary wine tastings every Thursday and Friday from 5-7 pm. The shop is open Monday 3:30-7:30 pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 am to 7:30 pm and is closed on Sunday.

 

 

August 10

PIRATE'S ALLEY FAULKNER SOCIETY NEWS

 

The Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society will celebrate publication of two new books you must read by authors who call New Orleans home:
Tom Carson, whose new novel is Daisy Buchanan's Daughter, and Tom Piazza, whose new book is a collection of essays, The Devil Sent the Rain. The event will take place  at 6 p. m. at Faulkner House, 624 Pirate's Alley, New Orleans. The authors are expected to read and discuss
their work at 6:45 p.m. Open to the public and free. Advance RSVPs, please, so we know what our food and beverage requirements are. You can RSVP by
return e-mail to this address. To reserve your copies of their books in advance, call (504) 524-2940 with credit card information.
. For more on these fine authors, go to www.wordsandmusic.org/Author_Faculty.html.
 
August 10
Margaritas on the Mississippi aboard Steamboat NATCHEZ 
What better way to spend a Wednesday evening than sipping margaritas with your favorite girls sailing down the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat Natchez! New Orleans offers a variety of opportunities for women to get more involved in their community, so the Steamboat NATCHEZ is bringing a few of these together for a fun night of sipping and socializing. For $25, women will receive three margaritas, a commemorative margarita glass, the cruise and entrance into the Magnolia Suite featuring fun and exciting networking opportunities and retail products just for women. For $45, women will receive all of the above in addition to dinner. Boarding starts at 6:15 p.m.- Cruise from 7:00 – 9:00 p.mWomen can purchase tickets for the cruise online at http://www.neworleanssteamboat.com/2011/Margaritas/reserve.htm.

Wednesday, August 10
Get In The kNOwLA‏ at the JW Marriott
Come join us for an evening of cultural indulgences at the JW Marriott Lobby Lounge
from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Showcasing for us this week:
Ashton Jefferson-(Acrylic paintings)-Live Entertainment by:Tony Seville (multi instrumentalist)
Spirit Tasting and complimentary Hors D’oeuvres

 

 

August 10
 
Wednesday at the Point presents Amanda Shaw

Algiers Ferry Dock, 200 Morgan St. 6 to 9 p.m.  

  August 10
Bon Operatit performs
The Inn On Bourbon is located at the site of the French Opera House (1859-1919) and continues to celebrate its history with the live performance series, "Opera Returns to Bourbon Street".  The Inn on Bourbon's Puccini Bar at  7:00pm-http://www.innonbourbon.com

August 10, 2011

 Fashion with a Twist

Take in the hottest fashions while enjoying cocktails specials and gourmet appetizers.  This week you will see the fashion of Designer John Delgadilo.  
6:00pm-8:00pm-http://www.fashionweeknola.com

Thursday, August 11

Bottles and Brushes
The Degas House on Esplanade is starting up Bottles & Brushes again!! The last event was such a hit, and we are very excited for this one. Come and unwind and let your inner artist come alive in the home where Degas painted many of his great works. 5:30pm - 8:30pm

 

August 11
Thursdays at Twilight presents  11 Topsy Chapman And Solid Harmony

 
Stroll through the New Orleans Botanical Garden at twilight, settle in with a mint julep and enjoy the finest musicians New Orleans has to offer. This popular music series, offers jazz, classical, and Latin American music.  5:00pm-8:00pm
 Pavilion of Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park,  http://www.garden.neworleanscitypark.com

August 11

Chamber After Five

@ 501 Basin St. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


August 11- August 13
Willy Wonka: The Musical
Come be delighted by this classic tale and these charming young performers at Southern Rep Theatre.

http://www.southernrep.com -  504-523-9857

 
Friday, August 12
Free Summer Wine Forum featuring   Off the wall whites at Le Meritage
A Pairing of Wine & Hor d' Oeuvres -hosted by Sommelier Kevin Durand
Every Friday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm- Expect a fun, interactive, and educational forum where all participants taste and learn together. Fruit, Cheese & Crackers will be served during the tasting -Le Meritage,1001 Toulouse at Burgundy-504-522-8800- www.lemeritage.com.
*Reservations Required, Please Call Ahead

 Friday, August 12
Obituary Cocktail Society
Obers will gather as every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at this saloon: ...GW Fins, 808 Bienville Street, 504-581-3467-Drink specials
 August 12 
Death Cab For Cutie
Death Cab For Cutie comes to New Orleans to support their new album, Codes and Keys.  Frightened Rabbit will be supporting artist.  
 8:00pm at the Uno Lakefront Arena.http://www.arena.uno
 August 12- August 14
The Rat Pack Now!
One of the most successful tribute shows in the industry, The Rat Pack Now is a regular smash hit act at The National World War II Museum
  504-528-1943-http://www.ddaymuseum.org


 


August 13

Places & People in New Orleans Past: A Centennial Commemoration in Music Honoring Samuel Wilson Jr.
Join The Collection for a recital of piano and vocal selections celebrating the life and work of Samuel Wilson Jr., noted preservationist, architect and architectural historian- 4:00pm at  Williams Research Center,at 410 Chartres Street,  504-523-4662;http://www.hnoc.org
 
 

August 13

Young Leadership Council’s 25th Anniversary Role Model Awards Gala

Join the YLC to celebrate its 25th Anniversary with 25 amazing New Orleanians at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. It will start with a Patron Party/Exclusive Role Model Meet & Greet Happy Hour from  6 to 7p.m, followed by the Dinner & Awards Ceremony from from 7 to 9 p.m. and the silent auction, dancing and entertainment by the Bucktowns Allstars from 9 to 11 p.m.  To purchase thickets, please visit http://www.youngleadershipcouncil.org/uploads/2011GalaDonorForm.pdf.
August 13

Dirty Linen Night
Royal Street's  unique shops that include galleries, jewelry stores, dress shows will be welcoming you with open arms and perhaps a glass of cocktail at its annual DirtyLinen Night from 200 block  to 1000 block of Royal Street. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dirty-Linen-Night/

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August 13

Red Dress Run
The Annual Red Dress Run through the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans is another of those uniquely New Orleans fun events that doubles as a fundraiser.  Wearing a red dress is an absolute requirement, participation is open to anyone over 21, male or female. Downtown New Orleans.
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 Sunday, August 14
Trinity Artist Series presents:   High Ground Drifters Bluegrass Band with  Albinas Prizgintas, organ

The High Ground Drifters are a 5 piece New Orleans based bluegrass band led by Guitarist/vocalist Grant Ligon performing traditional bluegrass, also including originals, mountain music, old-time country, Celtic and other eclectic music stylings and influences.

   from 5 to 6 p.m. Free-Grant Ligon – Guitar, vocals;Paul 'Willie' Williams - Mandolin, Vocals;John Noble - Banjo, Vocals;Jeff Bagwell - Fiddle
Greg Nichols - Bass, Vocals. FREE-Trinity Episcopal Church,1329 Jackson Avenue

 


Monday, August 15

The World Premiere of "Free Spirits"

 5pm. at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center. 1618 Oretha Haley Blvd.,Free & open limited seating, so it is advised to get there early enough to get a seat.

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

IRVIN MAYFIELD¹S I CLUB
  AUGUST 2011 SCHEDULE

Wednesday, August 10 ­ 8pm
  Modern Troubadours feat. Kristin Diable and Mia Borders

  Thursday, August 11 ­ 8pm
  An evening with Amanda Shaw

  Friday, August 12 ­ 8pm
  Javier Guitterrez and Vivaz

  Saturday, August 13 ­ 8pm
  Los Hombres Calientes feat. Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers 

  

Irvin Mayfield¹s I Club
  614 Canal Street (enter through the Common Street entrance)  The cover can be paid at the door, unless otherwise indicated.
  For more up to date ticket and show information, please call 504 527-6712 or
 



August 1- August 31

COOLinary New Orleans-

Celebrating Dining in America's Most Delicious City!It is going to be a elicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of August, participating restaurants will feature mouth watering pre-fix 2-course lunches at $20 or less and 3-course dinners at $35 or less.  Bring your appetite! http://www.COOLinaryneworleans.com
 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: Espa?a 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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Until October 27, 2013
Hurricane Katrina - A Storm of Change
Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond is a $7.5 million exhibit opening on the ground floor of the historic Presbytere in the French Quarter’s Jackson Square.  
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Closed on major holidays- The Historic Presbytere in the French Quarter’s Jackson Square-Phone:  (800) 568-6968
Until August 14
Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection
http://www.noma.org
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, one of the most influential women in the history of U.S. politics, will have her pins on display.  Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, which features over 200 pins from her personal collection.  New Orleans Museum of Art
 504-658-4100

Until September 25 
Race: Are We So Different?
http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/Mintex.htm
  Old U.S. Mint-Phone:  504-568-6945
The Louisiana Civil Rights Museum is presenting this traveling exhibit on the history, science and everyday experience of race.http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/Mintex.htm -  504-568-6945
  
 

Have a great, cool and dry week!

 

Margarita Bergen, M.Ed, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty

Society Editor - New Orleans Living Magazine

Cultural Diva- www.neworleans.com

Social/Cultural Columnist - www.bayoubuzz.com

811 Marigny Street, Unit C

New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

Tel/ Cell 504-495-9181 Fax/504-940-6201

 

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