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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 Second Worst State in the U.S. For Working Mothers, Study Says


Ahead of Mother’s Day this Sunday (5.14), a ranking of the best and worst states in America for working moms was released on Monday. WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing the fifty states and the District of Columbia on key criteria like female unemployment rates and average salaries to the quality of accessible childcare. Louisiana ranked second to last in the study, beating out Alabama for quality of life for mothers. 

 

According to the findings, the state ranked 24th on the list for work-life balance — a median ranking that indicates Louisiana mothers can find equal time to work hard and let les bon temps roule. 

 

Louisiana ranked 50th in the country for both child care and professional opportunities. The Boot beat out Alabama for professional opportunities for working mothers. In child care accessibility, Louisiana ranked just above Idaho. 

 

A more in-depth metric analyzed the the quality of day-care systems, for which the state came in at 48th place. WalletHub also noted that Louisiana was third just below Mississippi and South Carolina for lowest child-care costs as percentage of median women’s income, suggesting that the affordability of raising a child in the state is among the best in the country. 

 

The team of researchers noted that women make up nearly half of the workforce in the U.S., with over 70 percent of mothers with children under 18 working full-time. Despite the power and presence of working mothers in the U.S., the state's low ranking for professional opportunities perhaps comes at no surprise. Recent projections state that the gender wage gap will exist in Louisiana into the 22nd century

 

Further findings from the 2017 Best & Worst States for Working Moms study found Louisiana tied with Alaska in fifth place for highest gender pay gap, just below Wyoming (in first), North Dakota, Utah, and Alabama. 

 

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

Source: WalletHub



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