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BARONESS PONTALBA BIRTHDAY BASH!!!
Thursday November 6TH 5:00-7:00 P.M. AT THE SHOPS AT THE UPPER PONTALBA (SAINT PETER STREET ON JACKSON SQUARE)
Performances by The New Orleans Opera Association & Louisiana History Alive!
219 Complimentary cupcakes (as in, she would be 219 years old!!) will be distributed to the public at 6:30 p.m. after a Happy Birthday serenade to the Baroness (who will be present!)
Hardcover copies of Christina Vella's book INTIMATE ENEMIES: The Two Worlds of the Baroness De Pontalba will be raffled off to those who shop in the Upper Pontalba retail shops between 5-7 p.m.
SECOND ANNUAL SATSUMA CELEBRATION AT THE FRENCH MARKET
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH 10:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
ALL ACTIVITIES OCCUR AT THE FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET
SATSUMAS (and other seasonal produce) FOR SALE BY BEN & BEN BECNEL'S PRODUCE 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Farmers Market!!! One Day Only!!
10 am. to 2 p.m. Children's Activities Tent: Craft-making, facepainting, balloon art, and Playbuild tabletop activity
FARMERS MARKET STAGE: Music, cooking demos, and culinary talks all day
10:15 a.m. Ben & Ben Becnel talk about their 2014 Satsuma crop and the Satsuma in general!
10:30 a.m. The Portera Sisters (longtime daily Farmers Market vendors at the French Market) demonstrate Satsuma berry topping
11:00 a.m. Young Pinstripe Brass Band leads Satsuma Secondline with Chorus Girls Project as Dancing Satsumas!
12:00-1:30 p.m. T-Ray the Violinist
2:00-4:00 p.m. Slow Food New Orleans presents cooking demos with live music
2 p.m. Chef Emily Vanlandingham of Locally Preserved
3 p.m. Chef Dan Esses of Three Muses
With musical interludes by guitarist Blake Amos in between and during the demonstrations
FRENCH MARKET'S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20TH 4:00-6:00 p.m. across from Jackson Square, at Washington Artillery Park
French Quarter Business Association's Mistletoe Marketplace will host a booth and give out gift bags with coupons and the Mistleoe Marketplace map!
Enjoy costumed characters (including St. Nicholas), music, children's activities, and more leading up to the tree lighting!
4:00-5:00 p.m. Holiday sing-a-long and solo performances of popular seasonal songs by the New Orleans Opera Association
5:00-5:45 p.m. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet
5:45-6:00 p.m. Guest Speakers
6:00 p.m. Tree Lighting Countdown
6:02 p.m. Red Hot Brass Band performs, then leads audience around Jackson Square in a second line to St. Louis Cathedral
6:30 p.m. Symphony Chorus of New Orleans will present a Christmas New Orleans Style preview concert on November 20th at 6:30pm at the historic St. Louis Cathedral. Over the past 35 years, the celebrated chorus has collaborated with the New Orleans Symphony, and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert is free and open to the public.