The Big Teasy serves of up family fun this Sunday

Published 12:08 am Saturday, October 28, 2017

METAIRIE — The Big Teasy caffeine festival will feature fun for the whole family with food, music, and artists that celebrate the tea and coffee lifestyle from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive in Metairie.

High Tea service in the beautiful JPAC lobby will highlight the day. Outside, fest goers will also taste tea and coffee samples — hot and cold — along with sweet and savory small plate offerings.

Parents are encouraged to bring children in Halloween costumes to have tea — and photos — with Alice and The White Rabbit!

Some 50 artists will offer opportunities to shop for that perfect item to embellish an outfit or enhance a collection.

The Gentlemen’s Corner welcomes gentlemen (and ladies) to taste featured premium whiskeys while savoring a hand-rolled cigar on the outdoor, second level balcony. So civilized!

There will be lots of music to tap the toes and burn up that caffeine with some traditional New Orleans Dixieland Jazz and Foxtrots. Scheduled performers so far include The New Leviathon Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra, Tim Laughlin Jazz Trio, and The Last Straws with more to come. After a stroll through the oak-filled grounds of LaSalle Tract, ticket holders will take a seat among the priceless artwork inside the stunning new Jefferson Performing Arts Center. The traditional delicacies of High Tea will include tea, coffee, sweets and savories.

The evening will continue to unfold inside the beautiful Jefferson Performing Arts theatre, with the laughter of cabaret “Hot Stuff New Orleans Style” starring Becky Allen, Harry Mayronne and Chris Wecklein.

The crescendo of the day hits when the curtain rises on our festival headliners, The New Leviathon Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra.