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Bayou St. John (12:15 PM-9:15 PM)
A music fest on the water featuring Alexis and the Samuri, Remedy Krewe, Fleur de Tease, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more
Bayou St. John (11:00AM-1:00PM)
Pocket Aces Brass Band and Bone Tone Brass lead this year's second line, which starts and ends at Bayou Boogaloo!
Central City (1 p.m)
Second lines! Won't bow down!
Mid-City (All day)
Church and a parade to celebrate the club's 104th year
House of Blues (9:00 PM)
The Comedy Central comedian is here for some standup!
Big Top (7 p.m.)
8-16 piece traveilling circus punk troupe. Need we say more? Is there anymore to say? with Sammy Kay and the East Los Three, Dead Legends
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Joe Krown feat. Russell Batiste and Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Maple Leaf (10:30PM)
Weekly gig on Oak with Krown on the organ, Washington firing up the guitar strings, and Batiste on the drums.
Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin’ Wolf Den (10:00PM)
Weekly gig from some of the city’s best in brass
Sunday Youth Music Workshop
All ages workshop with Johnny Vidacovich. Bring your instruments!
Cajun Fais Do Do
Bruce Daigrepont is playing the washboard and getting you to bed early
Krewe du Guza
Le Bon Temps Roule (10:00PM)
Sunday Funday weekly gig from the husband and wife duo
Cafe Instanbul (7:00 PM)
A Japanese film about a teenager’s strange venture into a haunted house
Hi-Ho Lounge (8:00 PM)
King James & the Special Men
Charmaine Neville Band
New Orleans Jazz Vipers
Papa Grows Funk
Stormin' of the Sazerac Riles Up the Roosevelt Hotel Friday
by April Siese
Leave your pitchforks at home and break out the vintage wear instead. This Friday, September 28 marks the 63rd anniversary of the Stormin' of the Sazerac, the day that women were allowed at the famouos Sazerac Bar year-round. Before the bar had been purchased by Seymour Weiss, the previous two incarnates had only allowed women into the establishment during Mardi Gras, on Fat Tuesday only.
“Seymour Weiss purchased it when it was on 300 Carondelet and he put a lot of press behind it. He brought in an architect that designed it in a modern deco fashion, but the big catch was allowing women," said Roosevelt Hotel food and beverage director Marc Ernst.
The Sazerac opened under Weiss' ownership in 1949 and as Ernst says, “this event recreates the opening day of the bar.”
On Friday, a reception is set for 3 p.m., but there's also a Ladies Only Luncheon at 1 p.m. Women attending the luncheon are encouraged to dress in 1940's attire, as there will be a costume contest with prizes. There will also be a fashion show, courtesy of vintage clothing store RetroActive. This event definitely caters to ladies; in-house spa Guerlain Spas is even offering lip makeovers to recreate that bright red hue synonymous with 1940's fashion.
Guests are, of course, encouraged to drink Sazerac. In addition to the Sazerac's signature eponymous cocktail and the fabled Ramos Gin Fizz, a standby of Gov. Huey P. Long, there will be four specialty cocktails honoring the department stores that dotted Canal street in the 1940's, back when it was the mecca of shopping.
“Part of the ladies who stormed the bar came from department stores. The general manager of the Sazerac called the models of all the big department stores on Canal at that time to invite them know about the opening. We have four signature drinks that honor them.” says Ernst.
The Krauss Cocktail is named after the now defunct department store on Canal and Basin, now apartments. The Gottschalks Glamour, honors Gottschalks, a department store that was the place to buy a dress in the 1940's. There's also the DH Holmes, now home of the Hyatt's French Quarter hotel, and the Maison Blanche which officially became the Ritz-Carlton back in 2000.
For more information on the Roosevelt Hotel and the Sazerac Bar, visit their website. Happy Stormin'!
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