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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

 

Drive-In On the Patio

Bar Redux, 9PM

Campy and cool movies, The Wasp Woman, Attack of the Giant Leeches, and The Giant Gila Monster

 

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


Hello Dalai

Dalai Lama Makes Debut Trip to NOLA for Week of Peace and Performance



After Sunday’s tragic mass mother’s day shooting in the 7th Ward, New Orleans could use a peaceful reminder.  This weekend, the city is in luck.  Taking a break from the mountains of Tibet, the high lama himself, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, takes a seat at the Convention Center to share ideas of compassion, equanimity and non-violence in his debut trip to the Crescent City.

 

“The Dalai Lama in New Orleans is historic,” said Dr. Ron Marks, Dean of the School of Social Work Tulane University.  “He will speak to the part that compassion and connection play in building the resilience of communities and individuals.  He will deliver his message of compassion and ethical behavior and non-violence and we are happy to receive him.”

 

As the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, has served as head of the Gelung school of Tibetan Buddhism since 1950, the longest-lived Dalai Lama yet.  Among his many achievements, he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and travels around the world preaching non-violence. 

 

Hosted by the Tulane School of Social Work, his conference, “Resilience: Strength Through Compassion and Connection,” will feature a variety of public speakers, including writer Margaret Wheatley, psychiatrist Dr. Richard Davidson, Mayor Mitch, the Drepung Loseling Monks, and of course the Dalia Lama himself. 

 

Along with his attendance at the conference, His Holiness will speak on Friday and Saturday to the public about “Strength Through Compassion.”  Before then, people can gear up for the lama’s arrival at the monk organized Tibetan bazaar in the Convention Center from 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Friday, and at UNO from noon to 4:30 on Saturday. 

 

Thursday begins at 10 am (registration starts at 8:30 am) with a resilience guided bus tour through the city, followed by several workshops that take a deeper look into unanswered questions of mindfulness and resilience.  If one city can recognize resilience, New Orleans can. 

 

The afternoon also brings chanting, Mardi Gras Indians, sand mandalas and Wheatley’s “Whatever the Trauma, Community is the Answer” talk and Davidson’s “Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind” talk.  

 

Friday continues with more mindfulness.  After a morning talk, the Dalai Lama sits in o an evocative panel discussion with Davidson and Wheatley and, naturally, more sand mandalas. 

 

See the Full Schedule Below:

 

Tuesday May 14 and Wednesday May 15

 

9am-5pm: Tibetan Cultural Center at Convention Center (Free and open to the public) Morial Convention Center Hall G Lobby

 

9am-5pm: Drepung Loseling Monks Sand Mandala

 

Morial Convention Center Hall G Lobby

 

Thursday May 16

 

8:30am-5pm: Registration

 

10am-11:30am: Concurrent Morning Activities:

  • Resilience Guided Bus Tour
  • Opening the Heart: Arousing the Mind of Universal Kindness
  • Doing the Work: Recognizing and Building Community Resilience
  • Is Mindfulness Enough? An exploration into the reaches of awareness, compassion, from the individual to society.
  • Shell Shocked: Where compassion and connection come together to create a path towards non-violent, empowered resilience. The screening will include a panel discussion made up of a mentor, teenagers from the film, a Tulane School of Social Work graduate, a Tibetan monk and the director, John Richie. Q&A will follow.

11:30am-1pm: Lunch Break (on your own)

 

12:30pm-12:50pm: Depung Loseling Monks Chant

 

12:50pm-1:15pm: Welcoming Celebration

 

1:15pm-1:30pm: The Resilience of New Orleans

 

1:30pm-4:30pm: “Whatever the Trauma, Community is the Answer” by Margaret Wheatley

 

5pm-6pm: Networking Dinner

 

6pm-6:30pm: Mardi Gras Indians Performance

 

6:30pm-9pm: “Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind” by Dr. Richard Davidson

 

9am-5pm: Tibetan Cultural Center & Sand Mandala at Convention Center (Free and Open to the Public)

Morial Convention Center Hall G Lobby

 

Friday, May 17:

 

8am-9am: Breakfast

 

9am-9:15am: Welcome and Introductions

 

9:15am-10am: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

 

10am-11am: Panel Discussion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dr. Richard Davidson, Margaret Wheatley

 

11am: Conference Concludes

 

9am-5pm: Tibetan Cultural Center & Sand Mandala at Convention Center (Free and Open to the Public) Morial Convention Center Hall G Lobby

 

5:30pm: Sand Mandala Closing Ceremony (Free and Open the Public)

 

Morial Convention Center Hall G Lobby to Mississippi River

 

*Correction: The shooting occurred in the 7th Ward, not the French Quarter, and this article was updated to reflect those changes at 5:45pm.

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