Event calendar for November

Kermit Ruffins “Happy Talk” Record Release Party
Saturday, November 6th
Where: Peaches Records, 408 N. Peters
When: 11:00 a.m.
for more information call 504.282.2232

Book signing & presentation with photographer A.J. Meek
Saturday, November 6th
Where: The Historic New Orleans Collection, Counting House 533 Royal
When: 2 – 3:30 p.m.
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Paul Goussot Organ Concert
Sunday, November 7th
Where: St. Louis Cathedral

When:6 p.m.
free and open to the public, click here for more information

Saints Super Fan 2011 Calendar Signing Party

benefitting Friends of the Fishermen Fund
Tuesday, November 9th
Where: The Hotel Monteleone, Carousel Bar
When: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
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Book Signings and Presentations by Richard Campanella & Oliver A. Houk
Tuesday, November 9th
Where: The Historic New Orleans Collection, Counting House 533 Royal
When: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
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Betting 101 Luncheon with Fair Grounds & Fleur de Paris
Thursday, November 11th
Where: The Hotel Monteleone
When: 12 – 2 p.m.
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Patio Planters’ Annual White Elephant Sale & Auction
Saturday, November 13th
Where: at the corner of Royal and St. Philip Streets in the French Quarter
When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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2nd Annual NOLA Bike Bash ~ French Quarter Adventure Race

Saturday, November 13th

Where: Starts at City Park Avenue

When: 10 a.m.

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Weddings In Style Bridal Show
November 14, 2010
Where:Omni Royal Orleans Hotel 621 St. Louis
When: 2 – 5 p.m.

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Philosophy Cafe
Monday, November 15th
Where: Inn on Bourbon
When: 7:30 p.m.
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French Market’s Christmas Tree Lighting
Thursday, November 18th
Where: Washington Artillery Park (Decatur Across from Jackson Square)
When: 6 p.m.
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Concerts in the Courtyard with Paul Sanchez & NOLA Brewing Co.
Friday, November 19th
Where: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal
When: 6 – 8 p.m.
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Tuba, Tuba, Tuba! French Market’s Annual Tribute to Tuba Fats
Friday, November 26th
Where: French Market
When: 1 – 8 p.m.

Tales of the Cocktail

One of the brightest lights that has been added to the French Quarter and downtown cafe scene over the last few years is the Tales of the Cocktail festival. True to the New Orleanian spirit of expecting tasty drinks at every event (yes even breakfast), they hold interesting and fun events that teach and inspire at the same time.
I attended the first, but have often found myself on work trips at the same time this is held since. THIS year, no trips planned so am looking forward to many of their events- although they sell out fast!
And I do, I do encourage you to spend some of your cocktail and food budget on this, there are quite a few free events to attend:

http://talesofthecocktail.com/events/complimentary_events

What I like about our festivals is that the good ones are directly tied to preserving and expanding our culture and TOTC is one of the best on that level as well.
The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society is a non-profit organization committed to preserving the unique culture of dining and drinking in New Orleans and the storied bars and restaurants that have contributed to the city's world-wide culinary acclaim. This organization supports members of the hospitality industry through education and the production of events like Tales of the Cocktail and, most recently, Trails of the Cocktail, a scholarship program for emerging talent in the New Orleans cocktail industry.
Held at the lovely Monteleone Hotel, its easy to get there and then get around to the other venues from there.

So, bring a go cup and some time to sip.