Celebration in the Oaks puts on the final concert in its 2012 series, Tales of the Toddy takes over the Hyatt Regency, the New Orleans Craft Mafia hosts its last stop shop, ArtSpot Productions celebrates Kathy Randels’ new CD at Cafe Istanbul, and the Alvar Library hosts a holiday potluck and dance party. Find full listings in ourevents calendar.
CONCERT IN THE OAKS
The third and final edition of the Celebration in the Oaks 2012 Concert Series is tonight (Dec. 20) at 7 p.m. on the Robert B. Haspel Outdoor Stage, One Palm Dr. John Rankin, Don Vappie and Cindy Scott perform. Tours of Celebration in the Oaks cost $7.00, and the concert is no additional charge.
TALES OF THE TODDY
The annual ode to winter cocktails, Tales of the Toddy, is at the Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave., tonight (Dec. 20) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bartenders, mixologists, restaurants and vendors will create custom cocktails and guests will vote on their favorite. The event is sold out, but N.O. Drinks writer Todd A. Price rounded up a variety of available toddies and warm cocktails around town.
LAST STOP SHOP AT THE BIG TOP
The New Orleans Craft Media hosts its 7th annual Last Stop at the Big Top, 1638 Clio St., from 5 to 9 tonight (Dec. 20). The organizers create a party atmosphere with giveaways, soap-making, snacks and a cash bar.
KATHY RANDELS CD RELEASE
The extended ArtSpot Productions family hosts a CD release party for Kathy Randels’ ‘I Know This to Be True’ at the Café Istanbul Performance Theater inside the New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Avenue, tonight (Dec. 20) at 5 p.m. See Keith Spera’s preview of the free event.
ALVAR ARTS HOLIDAY PARTY
Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., hosts a holiday potluck with music by the Honeypots Trio tonight (Dec. 20) from 7 to 9 p.m. The Honeypots are a songwriting trio who will perform music from their recent CD, ‘Something Sweet,’ as well as holiday favorites. There will be some snacks provided, and guests are invited to bring something to share for a festive party atmosphere.