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30 Americans

Apr 23 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Kehinde Wiley: An…

Apr 23 - 23, 2014
Follow Wiley as he undertakes an exciting new project: a series of classical… more

The Victory Bells -…

Apr 23 - 30, 2014
Salute the USA with the Victory Belles’ newest red, white and blue… more

White Glove…

Apr 23 - 30, 2014
The National WWII Museum It’s one thing to read on an exhibit label… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 23 - 23, 2014
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Zurich Classic

Apr 23 - 27, 2014
Golf fans will have a chance to support regional children's charities while… more

Bootsy Collins

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
 Founding father of funk Bootsy Collins funks up The Joy Theater during… more

Crescent City…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014

Ogden After Hours-…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
Ogden After Hours is the place to go on Thursday nights to to hear Southern… more

Slightly Stoopid

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
 Slightly Stoopid will be bringing their signature San Diego vibe to New… more

Slightly Stoopid with…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
While it’s a rare commodity for a band to tour as consistently as… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 24 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

New Orleans Jazz &…

Apr 25 - May 5, 2014
Jazz Fest is the celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans… more

PINTS & PLAYS

Apr 25 - Nov 25, 2014
PINTS & PLAYS is a monthly play reading in the true spirit of New Orleans. … more

Audubon Aquarium of…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Audubon Aquarium will host Party for the Planet, with events including live… more

Flowtribe

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Straight out of New Orleans and into your ear-holes, Flow Tribe brings the… more

Historic Saturday…

Apr 26 - Nov 22, 2014
One of the keys to understanding NOLA’s past, present, and future is to… more

MOGWAI + Majeure

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Must be 18 or older with Proper ID MOGWAI plus Majeure DATE: Saturday, April… more

Neighborhood Pet…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Neighborhood Pet Adoption & Bake Sale, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will be… more

Shamarr Fest at…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
 A new and powerful addition to post-Jazz Fest revelry, Shamarr Fest… more

30 Americans

Apr 23 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

'Tastings at the Track' Return May 17

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'Tastings at the Track' Return May 17

NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, April 17, 2012) - Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, located at 1751 Gentilly Blvd., kicks off its 2012 "Tastings at the Track" wine tasting series on May 17, a Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., with "Springtime Sippers - Elegant Reds, Lively Whites & Delightful Rosés." Held in partnership with Dorignac's Food Center, this reception-style tasting will feature 30 fine wines from around the world. Cost to attend is $25 per person. Tickets are available at Dorignac's (710 Veterans Blvd in Metairie) and, if not sold out, will be available at the door.

Held in Fair Grounds' 4th floor Clubhouse, the sampling will also feature a selection of gourmet cheeses and experts who will answer wine-related questions. For more information, visit www.fairgroundsracecourse.com or call 504-948-1285.

NOTE: Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Upcoming wine tastings include: "A Taste of South America: The Best of Argentina and Chile" on June 21 and "Super Sparklers: Top-Notch Sparkling Wines from the U.S., Italy and Spain" on July 19. Both Thursday evening tastings will feature 30 wines and cost $25 per person.

Fair Grounds will host monthly "Tastings at the Tracks" through November. Future dates and themes will be announced as they're available.

About Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the nation's third-oldest racetrack, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN); it also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 10 off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. The fourth Summer Quarter Horse Meet runs August 15 through September 1. The 141st Thoroughbred Racing Season runs Thanksgiving Day, November 22, through March 31, 2013, highlighted by the milestone 100th running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby for Kentucky Derby hopefuls on March 30, 2013. More information can be found online at www.FairGroundsRaceCourse.com.

 

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