Weekend Radar: March 3rd to 5th, 2017
Now that you’re coming back to Earth after the warm Mardi Gras whirlwind, unwind with sounds for the soul by the likes of Helen Gillet, Ellis Marsalis, and the Southern Soul Assembly. Crawfish, beer, and hot dog races will also be there to help you through the recovery process 😉
Friday, March 3rd
“Our semi-famous boils return AFTER Mardi Gras! $15 All-You-Can-Eat-While-It-Lasts. Buy a wristband. Buy a drink. Get in line. Get crawfish. Eat crawfish. Get back in line. Eat more crawfish. We’ll be boiling 6 sacks and sides, w/ each sack hitting every 30-45mins. Stick around, enjoy the weather, eat the crawfish, and the booze!” [via The Prytania Bar]
“Hi-Ho Lounge is excited to announce this very special show ft Tephra. The band is comprised of Helen Gillet, Nikki Glaspie, Brian Haas, and Jessica Laurie! Helen Gillet will also be opening up the evening with a unique solo show of live loops and vocals. After stick around for RELAPSE: an 80’s and 90’s dance party with DJ Matt Scott!” [via Helen Gillet]
“P.Y.M.P. is the accidental child of New Orleans funk/ electronica quartet, Gravity A. Michael Fouquier and Andrew Meehan performed multiple duo shows billed as “Gravity A’ while going through lineup changes with previous guitarists and bass players. Determined to create as sound that worked as a duo, Fou and Drew developed a unique way of using loopstation combined with live drums, live keyboards, and vocals to create a full sound capable of being played at any venue, big or small. The two had stumbled onto uncharted territory, and P.Y.M.P’s sound began growing in popularity due to its pop culture references. Now featuring collaborations and set breaks by Lucas Wylie, the crowd has even less time to catch their breath on the dance floor.” [via P.Y.M.P.]
Saturday, March 4th
“Cute, fast, and furious– “The same format as seasons past will be used to crown the racing champion: 48 pure-bred dachshunds and six alternates will be selected to participate from all eligible applicants and will be divided into four heats of twelve dogs apiece. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each of the four heats will compete in a final race to determine the champion.” [via Fair Grounds]
“NOLA is celebrating 8 years of beer! Doors open at 3pm and the party will last until 9pm. Guests can enjoy live music from hot local and national artists in the brewery parking lot. NOLA will be serving a wide variety of standard and specialty NOLA beers, as well as releasing its limited edition Eighth Anniversary Beer, “The Ocho.” We will also be releasing our newest member of the NOLA Funk Series, Desire! Desire is a raspberry sour ale aged in chardonnay barrels and will be available in the market soon after the anniversary! Barbecue, fresh, hot, boiled crawfish and draft beer will be available for purchase in the Tap Room!!!” [via NOLA Brewing Co.]
“Luke Winslow-King is a New Orleans-based guitarist, singer, composer, producer, and songwriter. His work is an eclectic mix that combines Mississippi delta blues, folk music, traditional jazz, and roots rock & roll. His alchemical songs blend contemporary ideas with styles from bygone eras producing a sound that is rusticand urbane, elegant and entirely his own. It is a sound that looks to the past to move to the future. This along with his burgundy voice, dapper attire and versatile guitar playing have earned him a reputation as a musician who delivers soulfully energetic and dynamic performances.” [via Luke Winslow King]
Sunday, March 5th
*If detoxing isn’t your thing, you can have your yoga AND drink a mimosa too at The Tchoup Yard. Check out their 11:30 AM class here.
“Join us for a post-Mardi Gras detox yoga class with Andree Khalaf, RN and Mollie Williamson from the Pilates and Yoga Loft. Twist out the toxins and breath in clarity and relaxation in a mixed level flow class. The Green Fork will offer a juice demo using ingredients that help our bodies release and flush out toxins. Athleta will be available to help everyone get geared up to get back on track and ready for the spring season. Attendees will receive Athleta swag bags containing exclusive coupons for 25% off their entire purchase from March 9th – 13th. Please arrive at 9:45 am. Suggested donation is $10.” [via Longue Vue House & Gardens]
“‘We often get asked why we do jazz during Lent, when it is supposed to be a sad and contrite time,’ said Albinas Prizgintas, director of music ministries at Trinity Episcopal Church. ‘One of the things is we wanted to show the spiritual nature and the meditative nature of jazz, which is stereotypically associated with beer houses and bars.’ With the flexibility to take ownership of their performances during the vespers, musicians choose a variety of music. Often it’s not overtly religious music, instead varying from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington standards to improvisation. Marsalis, who has been performing regularly at Trinity for the past 30 years in various music programs, is a regular fixture at the Jazz Vespers. Renowned for attracting high-profile musicians, Trinity has created an environment that provides a rare opportunity for musicians to come and play what and how they like, to an audience that is fixated on the essence of what is being played.” [via The Advocate]
“Guitarists J.J. Grey, Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), Anders Osborne and Marc Broussard form this Southern rock and blues supergroup.” [via Gambit]
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