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Today in NOLA: 9.1.14

Happy Labor Day! We’ve made it through another August in New Orleans—not that it’s about to cool down just yet. If you’re not spending this holiday Monday grilling or chilling, how about going out to the ball game? For Labor Day, Antenna Gallery presents a special set of documentaries about the lives and work of labor activists. Plus, a daring classic film that was banned on release. Details tonight:

Loving Festival Focuses on Racial Justice

The city will give you all her loving on Thursday (June 12th). Through art and education outreach, the New Orleans Loving Festival honors Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple whose 1967 landmark civil rights lawsuit, “Loving v. Virginia”, which ended race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.

Today in NOLA: 6.12.14

This Thursday, join Press Street for a celebration of diverse modern families and local tattoo artists for an exhibition of contemporary body art. On this day in 1912, Allen Parish was incorporated in southwest Louisiana. Read on for more tonight—there’s ice cream!

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Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish, Archivist's Glove on St. Claude

A second Saturday review: Castjohn places Deborah Luster's 'Tooth for an Eye,' now on St. Claude, against Kyle Eyre Clyd's 'The Archivist's Glove.'  

Today in New Orleans 6.25.13

Tonight, a book signing with local author Beverly Bell at Casa Borrega! DJ Soul Sister’s ‘Musically Speaking’ film series continues, food trucks roll through the Bywater, and Albinas Prizgintas plays his weekly classical music gig at Trinity Episcopal. On this day in 1868, Louisiana and a number of other southern states were readmitted into the United States after the Civil War. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Room 220: Contributor Hype: Anne Gisleson's "Condolences from Death Row"

From Press Street's Room 220: 

Pick up the current issue of the Oxford American to read a feature-length essay by Press Street co-founder Anne Gisleson, “Condolences from Death Row.” The essay, an early draft of which Gisleson read at a Room 220 event in May 2012, uses the author’s receipt of a letter from a death row inmate, who her attorney brother represented, as the jumping-off point to ruminate about their father’s recent death and her own mortality. 

Today in New Orleans 6.4.13

Make groceries this morning at the Uptown Crescent City Farmers Market. Tonight, free film screening from DJ Soul Sister, Americana Soul at Tip’s, and more. On this date in 1986, the Neville Brothers joined U2, String, Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, and Lou Reed on the Conspiracy of Hope Tour. Now, more to do this Tuesday.

Today in New Orleans 5.21.13

Tonight, grub out in Broadmoor, check out DJ Soul Sister’s weekly film screening, or enjoy some chamber music at the JCC. On this day in 1958, the segregation of the New Orleans streetcars officially ended. Now, more to do this Tuesday.

Maypole Stroll: CANO Art Home Springs Into St. Claude

With May 1 fast approaching communities raise up the May Day pole in celebration of spring.  But while most societies join hands and dance around the maypole, New Orleans celebrates May Day the NOLA Way.  Beginning at 3 pm tomorrow, the Creative Alliance of New Orleans’ Art Home will open art up to the people as they tour through the galleries on St. Claude and artist studios in the Lower 9th Ward. 

Today in New Orleans 4.30.13

All morning, make groceries at the Riverbend at this week's Uptown Farmers Market. Later on, see a free film screening from DJ Soul Sister, or brush up on your city's history at Octavia Books. On this day in 1803, The Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed. Now, more to do this Tuesday.

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