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July 22nd

Ice Cream Social

Longue Vue, 10AM

Plus adoptable pets from the SPCA

 

Veggie Growing Basics

Hollygrove Market, 1PM

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National Hot Dog Day

Dat Dog, 3PM

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Piscobar, 6PM

A queer industry dance party

 

Immersive Sound Bath

Nola Yoga Loft, 7PM

Soothing 3D Soundscapes

 

Paul Mooney

Jazz Market, 8PM

Also ft. music by Caren Green

 

New Orleans Beatles Festival

House of Blues, 8PM

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Ugly sweaters and peppermint shots

 

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Three Keys, 9PM

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July 23rd

From Here to Eternity

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

The 1953 classic

 

Eight Flavors

Longue Vue, 12PM

Sarah Lohman will discuss her new book

 

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Church Alley Coffee Bar, 12PM

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Hollygrove Market, 1PM

Learn about easy composting

 

Brave New World Book Club

Tubby & Coo’s, 2PM

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Gentleman Loser

The Drifter Hotel, 3PM

A classic poolside rager

 

Mixology 101

Carrolton Market

With Dusty Mars

 

Freret Street Block Party

Freret St, 5PM

A celebratory bar crawl

 

Mushroom Head

Southport Music Hall, 6PM

+ Hail Sagan and American Grim

 

Glen David Andrews

Little Gem Saloon, 8PM

Get trombone’d by the greatest

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

The Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Brass music for a new era

 

Church*

The Dragon’s Den, 10PM

Ft. KTRL, Unicorn Fukr, RMonic


NOLA Begins Take Down of Confederate Statues


Following many months of speculation, the process of bringing down New Orleans’s Confederate monuments began early Monday (4.24) morning with the removal of a statue honoring the Battle at Liberty Place. It was the first in a series of four monuments honoring the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy” that Mayor Mitch Landrieu has pledged to remove from the city’s landscape.  

 

This morning’s takedown is a quick move following the March 8th decision by the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana that acknowledged New Orleans had the legal right to the monuments. In the weeks following the decision, vocal threats of physical violence caused many contractors and city employees staffed on the project to quit their work — leaving the likelihood of the the statue’s ever coming down look increasingly less likely. Due to the security risks involved, the City of New Orleans decided that all details about future monument removals would not be made public. The crew removing the Battle at Liberty Place statue Monday morning wore masks and body suits to obscure their identity; the early morning removal time was intended to ward off the violent threats that the project members have already received. 

 

The City also announced on Monday that private funding has been secured for the removal and relocation of all four monuments. 

 

“The removal of these statues sends a clear and unequivocal message to the people of New Orleans and the nation: New Orleans celebrates our diversity, inclusion, and tolerance,” said Mayor Landrieu. 

 

The Battle of Liberty Place monument, before Monday located on Iberville Street, was erected in 1891 to pay tribute to members of the Crescent City White League, a white supremacist organization mostly composed of Confederate veterans. During the 1874 battle, the league went up against the New Orleans racially integrated police force. 

 

Additional monuments set to be removed under Landrieu’s watch include the P.G.T. Beauregard statue at the entrance of City Park on Esplanade Avenue, the Jefferson Davis statue on Jefferson Davis Parkway, and the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Circle. 

 

The monuments will first be moved to storage, after which the City will attempt to place the statues in a museum or other facility. 

 

“Relocating these Confederate monuments is not about taking something away from someone one else,” said Landrieu. "This is not about politics, blame or retaliation. This is not a naïve quest to solve all our problems at once. This is about showing the whole world that we as a city and as a people are able to acknowledge, understand, reconcile -- and most importantly-- choose a better future.We can remember these divisive chapters in our history in a museum or other facility where they can be put in context –and that’s where these statues belong.”




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