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VENDREDI

August 18th

Jurassic Quest

Lakefront Arena, 3PM

Dinosaur adventure

 

Art Exhibition and Party

Mini Art Center, 6:30PM

Featured artist, Zora

 

Pecker

NOMA, 7PM

Final screening of the John Waters Film Festival

 

Love Letters

Little Gem Saloon, 8PM

Play about first loves and second chances

 

I'm Listening

The Voodoo Lounge, 9PM

Comedy and psychoanalysis

 

Delish Da Goddess

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

Feat. MC Sweet Tea, Sea Battle

 

Armnhmr

Eiffel Society, 10PM

LA based dance music performers Joseph & Joseph

 

Free Foundation Fridays

Tipitina's, 10PM

Feat. Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes, Sonic Bloom

SAMEDI

August 19th

Mayoral Candidate Forum

First Presbyterian Church, 10AM

Youth-led event

 

610 Stompers Auditions

Harrah's, 10AM

Final day of auditions

 

Ameripolitan Festival

Siberia, 3PM

Day one of inaugural southern music fest

 

Mid-Summer Mardi Gras

More Fun Comics, 5:30PM

Chewbacchus subkrewes + Krewe of OAK

 

We Woke Up Like This

Ogden, 7PM

5th annual moms night out

 

Brewsiana

House of Blues, 7PM

Beer and music festival

 

Mighty Brother

Gasa Gasa, 7PM

Homecoming show, feat. Micah McKeen, Deltaphpnic, SOF

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

 
 

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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