Quick Picks: Tequila Tasting Party, Jazz in the Park, more


Canadian comedian Landry visits the The Loony Bin this week, bringing inspiration from his personal life into his stand-up routine. Landry, who has appeared on the third season of TV One’s Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes?, is also the winner of the 2011 Boston Comedy Festival and Best Male Comic at the Atlanta Stands Up Awards in 2010. He will perform at 7:30 p.m. each night, with additional performances at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $7 on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and $10 Friday and Saturday.


Jazz in the Park begins its fall lineup with a free performance by Dizzy 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the History Pavilion at Riverfront Park. Dizzy 7 play big band, Latin and other musical styles, and the members have performed at metro area events and locations such as Riverfest, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and more. Jazz in the Park is a partnership with Art Porter Music Education Inc. and takes place each Wednesday. The performance is open to the public.


Jazz musician Anat Cohen performs at 8 p.m. at South on Main. Cohen is a clarinetist and saxophonist who grew up with musical influences in her home country of Israel. Her seventh album, Luminosa, was released in March on Anzic Records. Tickets for the show are $20 for general admission, $30 for reserved seating and $32 for premium reserved seating.


Juanita’s hosts a special Tequila Tasting Party beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event, a taco dinner, features samples of micropours of tequilas in the Patron family — such as its Silver, Reposado, Anejo, Roca Patron and more — as well as Casamigos Tequila, Don Julio and others. Tickets are $20, and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Syd Hayman is a beauty, entertainment and pop culture fanatic who enjoys trying different metro restaurants that satisfy picky eaters. Tweet her at @TheSydRichi.