Here’s the listing of everything is you just want to get to where to celebrate. Hope you can make one, a few or all!!



Thursday, July, 16, 2009:

I know this was yesterday. However, this was a pre, pre-kick off last night so I want to say thanks to Tim Laughlin (and Larry) at The Sazerac and Johnaye Kendrick (with David & Geoff) at Irvin’s Jazz Playhouse for providing lovely tunes to listen and dance to.

They play every week at these great locations (and no cover).

Friday, July 17, 2009:

We’re kicking up our heels with Jeremy Davenport tonight at The Ritz-Carlton from 9 – 1 am. Get ready to dance (and Swing) and hopefully sing along to the great tunes. Jeremy puts out a great show every week.

No cover, Valet Parking is FREE (get validated in bar & be sure to tip).

Maybe Jeremy will be so kind to play a few Latin tunes so my Salsa friends can get a dance in too . . . hint, hint (although I do have to get my Swing Dance on ;D).

(Hey Tim L. Maybe you and Juliet can come over after your gig @ The Sazerac? Would love to see you).

Saturday, July 18, 2009:

1. The 1st Annual New Orleans Jam ~ A Salsa & Tango Festival (July 17 – 19)

Presented by Tumay Tunur & Nickii Jammzz ~ Full Schedule of Events, Performers, Dates/

Saturday, July 18th Workshops (Club Silhouette ~ 3505 N. Hullen, Metairie):

9am-1pm ~ Tango: $70 ($80 at the door)

1pm-5pm ~ Salsa: $70 ($80 at the door)

Single workshop: $25 each (4 instructors total ~ 2 each: Tango/Salsa)

$120 for both salsa and tango combined ($140 at the door)

Saturday, July 18th After-party (Special Performance ~ Yes, I’m Dancing):

9pm-till ($10 cover). Performances start at 11pm @ Club Silhouette

Note from Tumay:  The After-Party will be unforgettable with the amazing shows, b-day celebration, World-famous MC, and best latin and tango music.

You sure do not wanna miss this event! If you ever need it, my number is 504-570-0752 or

peace, love, dance and PARTY!!

From CLT:

I hope you can attend the workshop and/or performance on Saturday night. I will be performing later in the night at the After-Party as well. My phenomenal dance partner, Ted George, and I will be doing a Salsa Dance Tribute to Michael Jackson. It’s going to be AWESOME (that’s because Teddy is such a great dancer!!

I’ve heard there will also be a Salsera Birthday Dance Circle & Birthday Celebration for me after all of the performances. I’ve only seen the Dance Circle live twice (once in DC and once in FabuNOLA) and LOVE THIS!!!

I’m so excited and know this will be great fun!! Whether you Salsa or not, watching will be amazing . . . this I know for sure. Peace, Cherylyn

2. WORNAGAIN nola3 Fashion Show & Crazy Event @ The Howlin’ Wolf

I was torn on this. I was asked to dance in the Salsa Performance then asked to model for the WornAgain Fashion Show (Thanks Carolina ~ I’ll be in her upcoming show on August 26th). Because it would be cutting it too close, I had to opt out of appearing in the Fashion Show.

However, I’m still attending the Patron Party and the first portion of the Fashion Show for Media (and personal) purposes. I hope you will do the same (then come over to see my Salsa performance ;D).

WORN AGAIN nola3 (a benefit for Recycle For The Arts) promises to be the socially conscious event of the season. Forty WORN AGAIN designers will be chosen by our elite jury to rock the WORN AGAIN runway with amazing creativity based on recycled and thrifted cast-offs.

The festivities will begin with an exclusive Patron Party and Silent Auction followed by the wildly entertaining WORN AGAIN fashion show (live music provided by DJ Kristen). For full details, find WornAgain on Facebook or click here:

The Howlin Wolf (907 S Peters St, NOLA). Tickets available through The Howlin’ Wolf

* Patron Party: 6:30–7:30p – $50 (Advance preview and Silent Auction of the top 10 designs/hors d’oeuvres/DJ Voice). Ticket includes Fashion Show and After Party
* WORN AGAIN Fashion Show:
8:00-10:30p – $15 (includes After Party)
* After Party:

Sunday, July 19, 2009: My FabuBirthday Celebration Extravaganza (Okay . . . I’m so not a Wall Flower ~ You should be either so come out to Celebrate ;D!!)

All of The Events Listed on My Birthday are FREE & ALL are Welcome (as always):

1. My 1st Birthday Intention:  Chanting for Happiness of Everyone @ SGI-USA @ 10 AM. I simply must celebrate my Birthday here first with my wonderful SGI-USA Krewe.

This will help me get some focus, balance and perspective for a long and lovely day ahead (& year!). Anyone wanting to come with me, please contact me.

Congrats also to Terence for your new Buddha Birthday (on my actual birthday … Yay!! ;D). I’m very proud of you. Peace, Cherylyn

2.  Sunday Swing Series @ The National WWII Museum (945 Magazine St.) from 1 – 4 pm. FREE and so much fun. Wonderful for the entire family (ALL ages enjoy).

Free Swing Dance Lessons from 1 – 2 pm by NOLA Swing/Dance Quarter. Band Performances (different every week) from 2 – 4 pm. Zazou City performing this Sunday.

3. BON ANNIVERSAIRE -DEGAS – 175TH (Degas House~2306 Esplanade Ave.)

EVENT: A celebration commemorating the 175th Birthday of Edgar Degas.
5:00 – 9:00 PM: Celebration/Open House Begins @ 5pm; Music starts @ 6:30pm

FREE ~ Donations appreciated; Food and Drinks available for purchase.

Music by Paul Sanchez and The Rolling Road Show and food by Daniel Esses of Esses Foods Independent/ freelance Chef.

Chapeaux (hats) and Tu-Tus strongly encouraged. The house will be partially open for touring.

Note from CLT: I’m going to be here from 5 – 7 pm before heading to Sophisticated Salsa Sundays (Listed Below ~ My Birthday Dinner Celebration).

David Villarubbia (Executive Director) & James D. Geraghty
(Director of Development) have asked me to spread the word. They will have a cake and raffle so it should be truly special. David also asked if anyone would like to donate a prize so they can raise more funds for their raffle. If you would like to do this, please feel free to contact him.

Check out for full event details. Proceeds from the event benefit the Edgar Degas Foundation.

4. My Actual Birthday Dinner Celebration (with dancing, of course):

Sophisticated “Salsa” Sundays @ Galvez Restaurant starting at 6 pm (Free Salsa Class) with Salsa Social Dancing until 10 pm. This is a new location where NOSD is kicking off a new Salsa Night every Sunday starting this weekend. New Spanish Restaurant in a familiar and beautiful location (formerly Bella Luna)

Once again, whether you dance or not, feel free to come out and celebrate with me (and everyone) to the fullest. The FREE Salsa Class will help any of you wanting to learn the basics. I’ll be there by 7:30 for dinner and to dance.

If you are a friend of mine who is a FabuMusician and would like to bring your instrument & gather some other FabuMusician Friends to have a Latin Music Jam session, please let me know or contact Mike Griffin ( DJ Mike G will be playing Salsa, Merengue & Bachata tunes as well.

I’ve been hearing great things about the food at this wonderful venue that serves Continental Spanish Cuisine & Tapas. Yum!!! Named after General Galvez, the only Spanish Governor in the State of Louisiana. As you know from many of you who frequented this location with the prior restaurant, it’s one of the greatest views in town. I’m so pleased it has found new life with new owners.

I’m so thankful to Mike Griffin ~ NOSD ( for coming up with a new Salsa Social on Sundays starting on my very Birthday (and I was wondering what I was going to come up with to celebrate this year ;D). Galvez Restaurant is located at 914 N. Peters, NOLA 70116 (cross & location is actually on Decatur). Their website is Please check out their great menu. Contact them if you have any questions.

5.  If there’s any kick left in any of us, I might scoot a few blocks down before the end of the night to listen (and hopefully dance as well) to Gal Holiday & her Vintage Honky Tonk Revue at Balcony Music Club (Free every Sunday from 9 pm – 12 am) @ corner of Decatur & Esplanade.

If you are a friend of mine who is a FabuPhotographer (professional or otherwise), please bring your camera out to any of these events because I would love photos (and you will get beautiful shots for your portfolio at any of these locations of all of the activities (especially of dancers).

If you are a friend of mine who is a FabuFilmmaker . . . okay, I think you get the picture. Hey Frenchy!!!!! You should come and paint LIVE at one of the events too (Degas, Swing, Salsa . . . it’s ALL Bueno!!).

In true Miss FabuNOLA Fashion, I’m going to start listing some other activities to continue the celebration on into the following week or just to plan your next week of FabuFun in advance. A full list will be presented soon.

Monday, July 20, 2009:

This is another great new Salsa Spot in town. You should definitely check out this beautiful venue too. If you haven’t been here yet, you don’t know what you’re missing.

The Latin Lounge Series @ The Precinct (1377 Annunciation St., NOLA). 8 – 9 pm ~ Salsa Classes; 9 – ‘til ~ Social Dancing Follows.

Come Salsa Dance in my neighborhood. I love that I live so close to this location. It’s wonderful!! Peace, Cherylyn


3 responses »

  1. Happy birthday! And I look forward to seeing you at Worn Again… I’ll be the first one on the runway tonight! Best of luck with your salsa performance as well… I miss my days of ballroom dance and would love to get back into dancing again one of these days. If only there were more hours in the day!

  2. Hey Cherylyn,

    Congrats on your special day! Wish I had seen this e-mail before booking my NOLA ticket from San Diego. I am meeting some friends in NOLA on Tuesday however I fly in on Monday the 20th so I will make my best effort to join you for Salsa. We had planned to go to Swirl for Wine Tasting on Tuesday from 6pm – 8pm so if you want to extend your B-day just another day we would love to have you join us!
    Swirl Wine Market(504) 304-0635
    3143 Ponce de Leon St
    New Orleans, LA 70119

    Looking forward to seeing you on Monday night!

    Kim Horner

  3. Dear Fabunola,

    Maria from SGI. Regrets for missing your fabulous B-Day(s). Was at FNCC w/ my family refreshing my faith. It was also very, very FABULOUS…Hope to see you soon, perhaps at the Culture Fest Sat at 1pm – Kaikan.
    Kisses, kisses

    Maria Fernanda

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