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Lundi

June 26th

Pizza For Pitbulls

Reginelli’s, 11AM

Eat pizza to help dogs, really. Benefitting the Love A Pitbull Foundation

 

Justin Molaison

Chickie Wah Wah, 5:30PM

Happy hour tunes

 

Let’s Get Quizzical

Port Orleans Brewing Co., 6:30PM

Food, drinks, trivia

 

Salves + Infused Oils Workshop

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Last class of the Heart of Herbal Medicine Series 

 

Choral Festival

St. Louis Cathedral, 7:30PM

Presented by the N.O. Children’s Choir

 

Breathe LOVE Yoga

Revolution Fitness, 7:30PM

Hatha Yoga Basics

 

Little Tybee + Cliff Hines + Friends

Hi Ho, 8PM

Elements of folk, jazz, psych, and bossa

 

Mondays with Tasche

Mags, 8PM

Vintage soul and modern blues

 

Charlie Gabriel & Friends

Preservation Hall, 8PM

Joined by Taslimah P. Bey, Djallo Djakate, Marion Hayden

 

A Motown Monday

Circle Bar, 9:30PM

With DJ Shane Love

 

Monday Music Therapy

Lucky’s, 10PM

With CSE & Natasha Sanchez

 

MARDI

June 27th

Movie Screening

Broad Theater, 5:30PM

An intimate screening of America Divided

 

Book Signing

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

Appearences by Courtney + J.P. Sloan

 

Movie Screening

Café Istanbul, 6:30PM

Trapped: A story of women + healthcare

 

Song Writer Sessions

Foundation Room, 7PM

Supporting NOLA’s songwriting community

 

MORBID ANGEL + Suffocation

House of Blues, 7PM

With support by Withered

 

Astrology | Transits

School for Esoteric Arts, 7PM

A lecture on reading transits in natal charts

 

Boston

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

Get ready for a giant sing along

 

Blato Zlato + Toonces

Siberia, 8PM

Balkan tunes + art-rock

 

Progression

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Static Masks, Shame, Annette Peacock Tribute

 

MERCREDI

June 28th

Noontime Talk

NOMA, 12PM

Jim Steg: New Work, with Curator Russell Lord

 

Books Beer & Bookworm Babble

Urban South Brewery, 5PM

A fundraiser for Friends of New Orleans

 

Local Intro to Oils

Monkey Monkey, 6PM

Get the 411 on essential oils

 

Rye Tasting

Grande Krewe, 6PM

A flight of rye

 

Stick To Your Guns

Republic, 6PM

With support by Hawthorne Heights

 

Free Yogalates

The Mint, 6:30PM

Part of Wine Down Wednesdays

 

WNOE Summer Jam

House of Blues, 7PM

Jerrod Neimann with Michael Ray and more

 

Comedy Gold

House of Blues, 7PM

Stand up comedy from the Big Easy

 

Corks & Colors

NOLA Yoga Loft, 7:30PM

Let the paints and wine flow

 

Weird Wednesday’s

Bar Redux, 9PM

The Extra Terrestrial Edition

 

Mighty Brother

Saturn Bar, 10PM

With Grace Pettis

JEUDI

June 29th

Essence Festival

Superdome, 10AM

All your favorites in one place

 

Talkin’ Jazz

Jazz Museum, 2PM

With Tom Saunders

 

Ogden After Hours

The Ogden, 6PM

Featuring Andrew Duhon

 

Movie Screening

Carver Theater, 6PM

FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade 

 

Bleed On

Glitter Box, 6PM

Fundraising for We Are #HappyPeriod, powered by Refinery29

 

Book Signing

TREO, 7PM

SHOT by Kathy Shorr

 

BYO #Scored

Music Box Village, 730

Presenting “Where I’m From”

 

JD Hill & The Jammers

Bar Redux, 8PM

Get ready to jam

 

Henry & The Invisibles

Hi Ho, 9PM

With support by Noisewater

 

Soundbytes Fest Edition

Three Keys, 9PM

With PJ Morton + Friends

 

Trance Farmers

Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Support by Yung vul

 

Push Push

Banks St Bar, 10PM

With Rathbone + Raspy

 

VENDREDI

June 30th

Electric Girls Demo Day

Monroe Hall at Loyola, 1:30PM

Check out the newest inventions

 

Field to Table Time

NOPL Youth Services, 2PM

Learn how growing + cooking = saving the world

 

Dinner & A ZOOvie

Audubon Park, 6PM

A showing of Trolls

 

Movie Night in The Garden

Hollygrove Market, 7PM

A showing of Sister Act

 

Songwriter Night

Mags, 9PM

Ft. Shannon Jae, Una Walkenhorst, Rory Sullivan

 

Alligator ChompChomp

The Circle Bar, 9:30PM

Ft. DJ Pasta and Matty N Mitch

 

Free Music Friday

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring DJ Chris Jones

 

Spektrum

Techno Club, 10PM

Ft. CHKLTE + residents

 

The Longitude Event

Café Istanbul, 10PM

Presented by Urban Push Movement

 

Foundation Free Fridays

Tips, 10PM

Ft. Maggie Koerner & Travers Geoffray + Cha Wa

 

Gimme A Reason

Poor Boys Bar, 11PM

Ft. Tristan Dufrene + Bouffant Bouffant

 

SAMEDI

July 1st

SLOSHBALL

The Fly, 12PM

Hosted by Prytania Bar

 

Organic Bug Management

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about pests + organic management

 

Mystic Market

Rare Form NOLA, 2PM

Author talk, live music, art and more

 

Girls Rock New Orleans

Primary-Colton, 2:30PM

The official camper showcase

 

Serious Thing A Go Happen

Ace Hotel, 4PM

Exhibit viewing, artist talk, and after-sounds

 

Art NO(w)

Claire Elizabeth Gallery, 5PM

An eye popping opening reception

 

Antoine Diel Trio

Three Muses, 6PM

With Josh Paxton + Scott Johnson

 

CAIN Ressurection

Southport Music Hall, 9PM

Support by Overtone plus Akadia

 

Grits & Biscuits

House of Blues, 10PM

A Dirty South set

 

Jason Neville Band

BMC, 11PM

With Friends for Essence Fest

DIMANCHE

July 2nd

The Greatest Show On Earth

Prytania Theater, 10AM

Dramatic lives within a circus

 

THINK DEEP

The Drifter Hotel, 2PM

Ft. RYE, Lleauna, Tristen Dufrane

 

Night Market

Secondline Arts, 6PM

With Erica Lee

 

The Story of Stories

Académie Gnostique, 7PM

Learn about the practical magic of fairy tales

 

Silencio

One Eyed Jacks, 8PM

A tribute to David Lynch

 

Alex Bosworth

Bar Redux, 9PM

With Diako Diakoff

 

Church*

The Dragons’s Den, 10PM

SHANOOK, RUS, KIDD LOVE, ZANDER

 

International Flag Party

Howlin Wolf, 11:30PM

The hottest dance party of the year

 

New Creations Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 12AM

A special closing performance

 

Fit & Faithful: Lenten Tips for Week 3

Orangetheory Fitness Coach Shares Diet & Exercise Insights



We’re approaching the end of the post-Carnival cleanse that the more faithful call Lenten. As part of our ongoing series, NoDef is calling upon a different health expert each week to ask for tips for the fit and faithful. By Easter, NoDef will have 40 tips for each day of the season. In the past few weeks, Laughing Lotus Yoga’s Dana Trixie Flynn and Jenny Kern of ILoveKickboxing have shared their health tips. This week, personal trainer Cat Forman offers her ten tips for getting in shape as well as some pointers to eating more sensibly without depriving yourself. 

 

At 26 years old, Forman is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified trainer, holds certification in Crossfit as well as working as a coach at Orangetheory Fitness’s new Uptown studio. Her health journey has defined half of her life. “From the time I turned 13, I have done step aerobics, Pilates, Spinning, Bootcamps galore, group fitness classes, swimming, water aerobics, marathon training, weight lifting, Olympic lifting, rowing,” she said. “You name it, I've probably done it.” Having done the firsthand research, she finds Orangetheory’s unique program design to align best with her goals. Since starting the workout program herself, “I cut my mile time in half — not to mention dropping a little weight too.” 

 

So, what exactly is Orangetheory? Allow Forman to spread the orange. “[It’s] a heart rate-based workout which will raise energy levels, promote cardiovascular health, better quality sleep and most importantly, help people reach their fitness goals.” The high-intensity interval training program mixes cardio and strength training, all synced to a heart rate monitor to track your intensity and improvement. The 60-minute sessions are ideal for anyone with short attention spans, wants a full body workout in a short period of time, or just wants a little more excitement to their exercise than the monotony of running on a treadmill. Forman has seen the results from all different members, “from those who may not have exercised at all, ever, to elite athletes.” 

 

For the fit and the faithful, the truly successful health journeys come from people who view their commitment to diet and exercise as a marriage, not a fling. The best plan of action is just that — coming up with a plan. More importantly, sticking to the plan. Forman admonishes crash diets and crazy workouts, instead favoring long term fitness goals. She also emphasizes the importance of being aware of what you consume. “You can’t out train a bad diet,” she said. Forman tells clients to follow the S.M.A.R.T. guidelines when it comes to designing a new fitness routine. Her fitness motto comes from the famed British writer William Golding: "Without a plan, there is no attack! Without attack, no victory!" 

 

Fitness Tips 1-5 (S.M.A.R.T.)

S - Specific - Not just "oh I want to lose weight," but "I want to lose 5 pounds this month." Instead of saying, "I want to tone my tush," try, "I will work towards increasing my deadlift by 10lbs this month." 

M - Manageable - Telling yourself "I'm going to go to Orangetheory classes every day for the next two months" is not the way to start. I love the enthusiasm, but does that sound manageable to you? No, because it's not! 

A - Attainable - Make a plan. Stick to it. Small actions every day will lead to better results. But you have to have a plan. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. It's that simple. 

R - Realistic - Losing 20lbs in a month? Not realistic. Losing 1-2lbs per week? Completely doable. And healthy. And most importantly, safe! 

T - Timely - Setting a realistic time frame is key to successful goal planning. If there is no time limit, you do not create a sense of urgency. If no sense of urgency is created, guess what? The likelihood of achieving your goal diminishes greatly. 

 

Diet Tips 1-5

Tip 1 - All or nothing approaches never work. They might temporarily help you lose a few pounds, but they are not sustainable, and chances are that anything you lose you will gain right back. Usually plus some, too. 

Tip 2 - Overly processed food - no bueno. The more ingredients on the box, the less healthy it is. 

Tip 3 - Shop the perimeter of the supermarket- fruits, veggies and quality protein sources. 

Tip 4 - Eating out has the potential to completely derail your healthy eating habits. But if you have to, always go for lean protein and greens - always a good choice! 

Tip 5 - Every once in a while, treat yourself. Be aware of your body and what it's telling you. very time I feel like I might eat stuff out of boredom (usually junk), I drink a big glass of water- presto! Junk food craving gone! But if I really want something, I don't deprive myself of it. Don't go bananas, but if you don't stop and smell the roses, your fitness journey won't be as sweet. 

 

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