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DIMANCHE

August 20th

Captain Blood

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

Classic swashbucklin' flick starring Errol Flynn

 

Zulu Annual Sonny "Jim" Poole Picnic

City Park, 10AM

Contests for coconuts, BBQ, umbrellas, t-shirts, golf shirts and more

 

Love Letters

Little Gem Saloon, 5PM

Play about first loves and second chances

 

New Moon Women's Circle

Rosalie Apothecary, 6PM

Special solar eclipse themed circle

 

RC and the Gritz

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Erykah Badu's band, plus Khris Royal

 

The Max Tribe

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Gools, Killer Dale, Jack Rabbit

 

Stripped into Submission

Hi-Ho Lunge, 10PM

Kink-themed burlesque 

LUNDI

August 21st

Solar Eclipse Paddle

Canoe and Trail Adventures, 10:30AM

Explore the swamps and bayou during the eclipse

 

Energy Clearing Class

Swan River Yoga Mandir, 7:30PM

Solar eclipse reiki course to clear your self

 

Monday Night Massacre

Rare Form, 8PM

Feat. Phantom of Paradise and Cannibal The Musical

 

Betty Who

Republic NOLA, 9PM

90's tinged Aussie artist, feat. Geographer

 

Knockout

The New Movement, 9:30PM

Battle of the funniest 

 

Instant Opus

Hi-Ho Lounge, 10PM

Feat. Eric Bloom, Russell Batiste, David Torkanowsky, Chris Severin

MARDI

August 22nd

Murder Ballads

Euclid Records, 5PM

Book signing with Dan Auerbach and Gabe Soria

 

DIY Fermented Foods

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Fermented dairies, like kefire, yogurt, butter, buttermilk, and more

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 8PM

Galactic drummer's side project

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Future funk stars

 

Treme Brass Band

d.b.a., 9PM

See the legendary band on their home turf

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf, 10PM

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band

 

Smoking Time Jazz Club

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Trad jazz masters

 
 

MERCREDI

August 23rd

Wine Down Wednesdays

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6:30PM

Free yogalates at the Mint

 

The Heart of Herbalism

Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM

Syrups and immune health

 

Trapper Keeper

Side Bar, 8:30PM

Local improv music duo, feat. Dr. Jeff Albert

 

Trainspotting

Bar Redux, 9PM

Free screening of junkie masterpiece

 

Chris & Tami

The New Movement, 9:30PM

TNM's founders perform weekly free show

 

Vixens & Vinyl

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

Burlesque dance party

JEUDI

August 24th

Summertime Blues

Shops at Canal Place, 5:30PM

Young professionals meet-up with blues, brews, and BBQ

 

Architecture & Design Film Festival Kick-Off

Contemporary Arts Center, 5:30PM

Opening night party and film

 

Yoga Social Club

Crescent Park, 5:45PM

Get sweaty and centered

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Sweet Olive String Band

 

Ambush Reggae Band

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Local roots reggae group

 

Royal Teeth

Tipitina's, 9PM

Feat. Merci Raines and No True Scotsman

VENDREDI

August 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5PM

Feat. The Pfister Sisters

 

Exotic Races

Fair Grounds, 5PM

Races feat. ostriches and camels

 

More Lovely and More Temperate

Valiant Theatre and Lounge, 6PM

Performance of all 154 Shakespearean sonnets

 

Lil' WeezyAna Fest

Champions Square, 7PM

Feat. Gucci Man, Rich the Kid, Kodie Shane, YoungBoy NBA, and Lil Wayne

 

Little Maker & Mr. Universe

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Feat. special tribute to The Band

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Prytania Theatre, 12AM

Feat. NOLA's foremost shadow cast The Well-Hung Speakers

SAMEDI

August 26th

It's About TIME

Studio Be, 6PM

Artist conversation about oppression via symbols like the monuments

 

New Pride Pageant

Cafe Istanbul, 6PM

Honoring Mr & Miss New Orleans Pride 2017

 

New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans

SuperDome, 7PM

The Saints and Texans go head to head

 

Rick & Morty Marathon

Bar Redux, 9PM

Outdoor binge session for Dan Harmon's animated series

 

Swamp Motel

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Album release party for Louisiana rockers

 

Vox & The Hound

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

Pop group, feat. psych band Midriff and Naughty Palace


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. 

 

Orangetheory Fitness's New Orleans locations can be found here

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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Alexis Manrodt

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Linzi Falk

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B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock

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