5 things to know for 11/10 - 11/16

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Published on: November 9th, 2017

906 Bon Bon Vivant with Derrick Freeman [Photo by Bill Sasser]

Bon Bon Vivant with Derrick Freeman [Photo by Bill Sasser]
Bon Bon Vivant with Derrick Freeman [Photo by Bill Sasser]

1) Oak Street Po Boy Fest is happening on Sunday, November 12. It will feature over two dozen local restaurants and caterers serving up various incarnations of the festival's namesake food. If you can't find your po boy here, you won't find it anywhere-- there are over 50 variations to choose from. Live music includes King James & the Special Men, Bon Bon Vivant, Soul Brass Band, Brass-A-Holics, and more. 

2) The New Orleans Book Festival is happening at City Park on Saturday, November 11. Every child who attends will receive free books. The festival runs from 1-7p, with a performance by the Louisiana Philharmonic at 5:30p and fireworks at the end of the day. To ensure that anyone who wants to attend is able, the festival is free, including bus transportation.

3) Sudan Social & Pleasure Club is stepping out on Sunday at noon! Get the route sheet from WWOZ's Takin' It To The Streets.

4) We'll welcome the students of McDonogh 35 Brass Band into our studio for the November edition of School Groove on Wednesday! Tune in at noon for a a taste of our city's musical future. We'll also be live video streaming

5) It's not Christmas yet, but... the French Market is lighting up! They'll be holding their annual tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 16. Festivities begin at 5p with a performance by Louisiana Philhermonic Orchestra String Quartet followed by the Tree Lighting at 6p. The tree is located at Washington Artillery Park, across from Jackson Square. 

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