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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


Mayoral Candidates LaToya Cantrell and Michael Bagneris to Take Part in Town Hall Forum


New Orleans is just a few short months away from seeing its leadership change — as Mitch Landrieu’s tenure as mayor comes to a close, the race to see who will take his mantle has quickly intensified. On Saturday, two of the top contenders in the race, Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and Judge Michael Bagneris, will meet with community members for a major public forum. 

 

The town hall forum is intended to highlight the two leading progressive candidates in the mayoral race, said Indivisible NOLA, the grassroots activism network that is hosting the event. According to Indivisible NOLA’s Facebook page, the forum will offer progressive organizations and community members to engage with candidates before the filing ends and the race intensifies later this summer and fall. 

 

The Indivisible team encourages any topic can be addressed during the audience Q&A session, and is clear to confirm that the forum will not function as a political debate. “It is a deep-dive conversation about issues that are relevant to our members. We wanted to offer a space for members to get engaged and invested in the local political process before the campaigns went into full swing. It was our decision that we wanted fewer candidates, and more time to hear from each, rather than more candidates, less time.” 

 

Desiree Charbonnet was originally scheduled to take part, but a conflicting engagement in Washington D.C. this weekend caused her to pull out earlier this week.  “We have worked in cooperation with the Indivisible NOLA organizers to figure something out because I really wanted to be there. Unfortunately we were unable to make it work,” said Charbonnet in a statement. “I look forward to collaborating with Indivisible and participating in future town halls.” 

 

Though the Indivisible NOLA team has geared Saturday’s event toward more progressive candidates, they encourage all New Orleanians to get involved in local politics. On their same event page, they’ve linked to the Louisiana Ethics Administration Program to see everyone who have filed their candidacy to run for Mayor of New Orleans, as well as other positions. Fellow New Orleanians whose names have circulated in the mayoral race in recent months include Louisiana Representative Walt Leger (who at press time is an unofficial candidate), independent candidate Edward Bruski, and local businessman Frank Scurlock. 

 

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited to the first 300 attendees. WHIV 102.3FM will live stream the event on their station and their Facebook page as well. 

 

The event will be held at 10:30AM at the First Unitarian Universalist Church. 

Learn more here

Updated 6.17, 9AM 




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