The New Orleans Daiquiri Festival has been postponed until next Saturday (Aug. 24).
The event was supposed to be held today from noon to 9 p.m. but the organizers posted on their Facebook page that a permitting snafu delayed the event.
Celebrate your new New Orleans home with a frozen daiquiri tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 17) in the Marigny.
The 3rd Annual New Orleans Daiquiri Festival is from noon to 9 p.m. at the Michalopoulos Studio, 527 Elysian Fields Avenue at Chartres (map).
The event focuses on frozen daiquiris and will have at least six different varieties for sale. Plus, the fest has music and food.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door.
I’m a fan of the “It’s New Orleans” podcasts, which feature NOLA residents and gets them to talk about their lives, experiences and passions. It’s been a good way for me to find out more about New Orleans and what residents think and do.
New in NOLA was honored to be on the July 25 episode of Happy Hour. We laughed so hard, we cried. (via It’s New Orleans Facebook page)
“It’s New Orleans” has several podcasts, but my favorite is Happy Hour with Grant. Each week the free podcast has a different theme and live music. For example, the pizza-themed show had reps from Midway Pizza on Freret and Slice on Magazine. The reps talked about how they got started, what makes their restaurants stand out and what their favorite pizzas are.
The podcasts are full of good advice for newbies straight from local New Orleanians.
New in NOLA’s Laura is producing this violin event and she’s pretty excited about it.
Italian violinist Matteo Fedeli will have a performance June 21 in New Orleans. (photo courtesy of the event promoter)
Info from Laura’s press release:
NEW ORLEANS – World-renowned violinist Matteo Fedeli, known as “L’uomo degli Stradivari” or “Man of the Stradivarius” in his native Italy, will perform a one-night only classical concert on a priceless Stradivarius violin on Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Theatre, located at 510 O’Keefe Street, New Orleans.
This special once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear the unparalleled sound of a “Grand Stradivarius” violin – one of only five or six known to exist today – played with eloquence by Fedeli is presented by the American Italian Cultural Center (AICC) of New Orleans.
The New Orleans Oyster Festival kicks off today and ends tomorrow. Free admission and music but you pay for what you eat.
The 2013 New Orleans Oyster Festival is in the park next to the aquarium. It features free music and tasty oyster dishes (pay for what you eat). (photo via @NOLA_oyster on Twitter)
The fest is downtown next to the aquarium (map). We love us some oysters so we’re pumped to have all the delicacies in one place. Check out this list of food vendors. Yum.
We’re planning to check out the food booths tomorrow (Sunday, June 2). Shoot us an email if you want to be our food adventure buddy (ie – warning – we’ll take pix of your food). Email: newinNOLAblog@gmail.com.
And if you are on Twitter, the festival has been sending out pix all day: @NOLA_oyster
Check out Bayou Boogaloo this weekend for a free music experience. BTW, it features a huge rubber duck race. Yeah!
Info from GoNOLA.com:
Catch 30 local legends, including Rebirth Brass Band and Hot 8 Brass Band, doing what they do best, on multiple outdoor stages. Set along Bayou St. John, this weekend of New Orleans soul will dance you into summer mode.
The schedule from the fest’s website:
The Boogaloo Goes On Rain or Shine…
Founded during the evacuation of Hurricane Katrina, the Mid City Bayou Boogaloo has shown its commitment to New Orleans through rain or shine, and the 2013 festival is no different.
Thanks for New in NOLA reader @Restrass for tipping us off about India Fest tomorrow. Henna tattoos, sari-wearing lessons, music and dancing? Sounds like a good time.
New in NOLA’s Margaret and Chapman were Jazz Festing the past two weeks. It was wet and muddy so you had to find humor where you could, thus the funny dancing guy.
screen shot of the Jazz Fest video from Margaret/New in NOLA
This guy was feeling the music.
Click here to see the full video of the dancing guy at Jazz Fest 2013.
IntheNOLA.com hosts its second annual “Heritage: A Brass Band Celebration” this weekend. If you are new to the brass band scene, this will be a good opportunity to catch four different bands for a bargain $30 at the door.
poster via IntheNOLA.com
– Event benefits Son of a Saint Foundation.
– Will have four brass bands: