Thursday, November 11, 2010

FESTIVALS THIS WEEKEND

 

 

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New Orleans Songwriters Festival/Songfest
Nov. 10th - 13th, 2010

This, the 3rd year's event will kick off Wednesday November 10th, 2010 with our "Massive Open Mic" at The BLUE NILE


New Orleans Songwriters Festival's mission is to promote the composition of original music in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region as well as advance the careers of the area's writers and musicians by providing performance opportunities in front of publishing and music industry center professionals that will be at the event. Event proceeds will be donated to area music- and musician-related charities. Last year's charity recipient was the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. (More)

 

Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival
Nov.  13th - 14th, 2010

 

Artists and Craft Vendors from throughout the United States will offer a variety of wood crafts, pottery, jewelry, quilts, ceramics, prints, oil paintings, dolls, stained glass, clothing, baskets and much more.  The Cajun and Creole Food Park will feature over 20 chefs preparing local dishes such as fried seafood, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and other favorites sure to please all in attendance.  The antique area will feature 12 dealers inside the unique 1840's Mule Barn as well as additional vendors adjacent to the barn.  (More)

 

5th Annual N. O. Po-Boy Preservation Festival
Nov. 14th, 2010

About the festival:
This festival was founded as a celebration of the storied sandwich and the role it has played in New Orleans' culinary culture. The festival also highlights the ongoing revitalization of the Oak Street business corridor, which was designated a National Main Street in 2006 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a Louisiana Main Street by the Department of Historic Preservation, which authorizes the program.
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Congo Square Rhythms Festival
Nov. 14th, 2010

Drums ancient and modern beat at the third annual Congo Square Rhythms Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Old U.S. Mint.


This free, day-long festival celebrates the historic role of Congo Square as the birthplace of American music. It was there that African slaves gathered on Sunday afternoons to practice their ancestral traditions - influencing all of the styles that would emerge from New Orleans' cultural melting pot.(More)

 

That's all folks!

 

Have a fabulous month, and if you know of any festivals happening in the Greater New Orleans Area that we have left out, please contact us at contentmgr@neworleans.com.

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 Margarita has plenty of reasons to toast to her beloved New Orleans


Darling friends,
Another fabulous week has gone by. The city is enjoying the glorious autumn weather, a big Saints victory against the Panthers and hosting thousands of Realtors.

Last week, I had plenty of reasons to toast to my beloved New Orleans. Among the many events that I attended were the opening night of "Rain" - A Tribute to The Beatles at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts.  Prior to that event I attended the fabulous opening of Gallery 329 on Royal Street, followed  by an evening of chefs, cocktails and camo to celebrate the publication of WILD ABUNDANCE ritual, revelry & recipes of the South's finest hunting clubs at the at The American Sector, National World War II.

I also attended writers and TV personalities Jan and Bob Carr's release of their  book "Raising Our Children On Bourbon: a French Quarter Love Affair" at Chris Owens Bourbon Street nightclub. The Carrs will be my special guests at my Round Table Luncheon on Wednesday, November 10 at noon at Begue's.

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