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Vendredi

June 23rd

Silk Screening Workshop

NOPL Youth Services, 2PM

Learn the ins and outs, ages 12-17

 

¡Que Calor!

Parleaux Beer Lab, 4PM

BBQ + Beer

 

Marvel Universe LIVE!

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

Defending the universe against evil, of course

 

Redemption Family

Vintage Arts Center, 7PM
Celebrating the release of their newest album

 

Summer Solstice 2017

New Orleans Ballet Theatre, 8PM

The Dancers of NOLA in new light

 

Nick Name & The Valmonts

Banks St. Bar, 9:30PM

Plus Swingin Doors and Trash Night

 

Naughty Professor 

Tipitina's, 10PM

Album release party with a free concert at Tip's


Sam Price & The True Believers

Blue Nile, 10PM

With special guest, Robin Clabby

 

The Horrorist

Poor Boys Bar, 10PM

Plus Caffetine + DJ Mange

 

SPEKTRUM

Techno Club, 10PM

A special edition of Disco Devils

 

Samedi

June 24th

Arts Market

Palmer Park, 10AM

June edition of the monthly market

 

Maw Maw’s Brew Release

Brieux Carre, 11AM

Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

 

Cajun Zydeco Festival

Louis Armstrong Park, 1130AM

An ever growing collection of great artists

 

Veggie Growing Basics

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn to grow veggies for cheap

 

Art & Flea Showcase

Sidney’s Saloon, 4PM

Art and goods for show and sale

 

NOLA Caribbean Festival

Central City BBQ, 5PM

Admiring the deep roots of the city

 

Island Vibes

14 Parishes, 11PM

Official Caribbean Fest after party

 

Mike Dillion Band

d.b.a., 11PM

Some vibraphone, some rants

DIMANCHE

June 25th

THINK DEEP

The Drifter, 12PM

Ft. Javier Drada, Tristan Dufrene, Otto

 

The Tangiers Combo

Bacchanal, 12PM

A mid-afternoon match made in heaven

 

Gentilly Stompers

Bamboulas, 1PM

Get jazzy with it

 

Book Signing

Garden District Book Shop, 2PM

Tanisha Jones, Mark of The Fallen

 

Moonshine Taste

Three Keys, 7PM

A POC Cabaret Series

 

Guy Fieri’s Rockin Road Show

Tips, 8PM

Feat. Cowboy Mouth

 

Sam Price & The True Believers

Chickie Wah Wah, 8PM

The final show

 

Unfortunate Side Effect

Banks St. Bar, 8PM

Plus Voodoo Wagon and Bad Mimosas

 

Girls Night Out

Rare Form NOLA, 9PM

A rare male revue show


Louisiana Fifth Worst State in the U.S. for Working Fathers, Study Says


Ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday (6.18), a ranking of the best and worst states in America for working dads was released this week. Though Louisiana was ranked the second worst state in the U.S. for working mothers, patriarchs in the Boot don't fair much better. WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing the fifty states and the District of Columbia on key criteria like childcare costs and average mens health. Louisiana ranked the fifth worst state in the study, beating out New Mexico (48), West Virginia (49), Nevada (50), and Mississippi (51) for quality of life for fathers. 

 

According to the findings, Louisiana ranked 26th on the list for economic and social wellbeing, which analyzes rates of unemployment, graduation rates, and median family incomes. 

 

Louisiana came in 45th place for work-life balance, an indicator that reveals the state’s shortcomings in terms of average commute times, parental leave policies, and average length of work days. Louisiana tied in first place with Iowa, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Kansas for lowest unemployment rate for fathers with young children. The state also tied in first for another indicator: the highest average length of work days (in hours) for men. In this ranking, Louisiana tied with South Dakota, Wyoming, North Dakota, Alaska, and Texas. 

 

In terms of child care, the Boot came in the third-to-last spot above Idaho (in last place) and Alaska. The metric examined quality of day care, child care costs, pediatricians per capita, and quality of the state school system. A positive note was revealed in a more in-depth indicator in the study, which reported that Louisiana holds the second lowest child-care costs in the country, when adjusted for median family income. 

 

The study also found that Louisiana ranked in 46th place for overall health. This category examined averages for man life expectancies, mental health (including suicide) and physical health (including rates of heart disease, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, among other issues). A more in-depth metric revealed that Louisiana was in third place for lowest men’s life expectancy, behind Mississippi (in first) and Alabama. 

 

Check out WalletHub's graphic below to see where all the states rank. 

Source: WalletHub



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