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Garden District Book Shop, 6PM
From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"
Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM
Book publishing workshop
Dillrd University, 7PM
Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness
The Carver, 7PM
World soul jazz music
Loyola University, 7PM
Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees
St. Roch Tavern, 8PM
Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke
Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM
Blue Nile, 9PM
Interstellar future funk
Snug Harbor, 10PM
Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM
Botanical Garden, 10AM
Art exhibit and sale en plein air
Alex Beard Studio, 5PM
Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening
Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM
Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle
Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM
Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party
New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM
Coastal scientist discusses his work
Smoothie King Center, 7PM
The Birds and the Mavs go head to head
Allways Lounge, 7PM
Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night
2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM
Cocktails for a cause
Saenger Theatre, 8PM
The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds"
Catahoula Hotel, 8PM
Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!
BJs in the Bywater, 8PM
Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo
Bar Redux, 9PM
NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts
Howlin Wolf, 10PM
Bronx hip hop comes south
Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM
Live art in the air
Ogden Museum, 6PM
Feat. Mia Borders
New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM
Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain
Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM
Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume
Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM
8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden
The Republlic, 7PM
Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show
Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM
DIY rock, pop, punk show
Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM
Joy Theater, 8PM
The Carver, 9PM
NOLA brass all-stars
Gasa Gasa, 9PM
Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support
Allways Lounge, 10:30PM
Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers
One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM
80s dance party
Banned Together: Casa Borrega Hosts UNIDOS
Hugo Montero and Linda Stone, owners of Casa Borrega, are staying true to their promise to maintain a cultural center within their restaurant. Shortly after the Central City eatery’s (1712 Oretha C. Haley) July 4th opening, the pair invited UNIDOS (United Non-Discriminatory Indivudals Demanding Our Studies) to speak against Arizona’s ban on ethnic studies, and to gather information about the unique problems facing New Orleans’ Latino community.
UNIDOS formed in response to HB 2281, Arizon’s ban on ethnic studies throughout the state’s schools. The group joins students, alumni, and community members to spread awareness, advocate on behalf of Mexican American Studies, and empower students.
The legislation, passed in 2010 and enacted in January of 2012, calls for a ban on any educational materials in public or charter schools. Contraband includes all books that “promote the overthrow of the United States government,” “promote resentment toward a race or class of people,” or “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.”
According to Schivone, the Mexican American Studies program came under fire for perceived social splintering, when it was actually beneficial to a diverse group of students. Schivone said the state saw students of all races experience higher graduation rates and academic success. “Students who did take the classes were more likely to graduate, regardless of their race or ethnicity,” explained Schivone.
Montero and Stone hosted a similar event in November of 2012, when Libro-Traficantes leader and author Tony Diaz spoke on behalf of the movement to end censorship in Arizona. Diaz headed the caravan to smuggle banned books back into the state, which the author creatively coined “wet books.” Tonight’s presentation will focus on sharing information as well as spreading it.
“We want to gather video information to use as video training,” said Schivone. “We want to inform our community about what local communities in the cities we visited are facing—education crises, various injustices, austerity, the closing of schools,” Schivone went on, “There’s a lot of terrible things going on, but in all of the cities we’ve visited, there’s vibrant resistance.”
Tonight’s event will allow reps from UNIDOS to speak, beginning at 7pm. They will use a Power Point to guide the presentation, with ample time for audience feedback following their portion of the night. “We want to do a half-and-half kind of thing where we give our story and then open it up and ask people to share their stories with us,” said Schivone.
Casa Borrega is now open four nights week (Wednesday-Saturday) including happy hour from 5pm-7pm everyday. Next Sunday, check out their authentic Mexican brunch from 10am-2pm.
Evan Z.E. Hammond, Dead Huey, Andrew Smith
Michael Weber, B.A.
B. E. Mintz