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Bayou St. John (12:15 PM-9:15 PM)
A music fest on the water featuring Alexis and the Samuri, Remedy Krewe, Fleur de Tease, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more
Central City (1 p.m)
Second lines! Won't bow down!
Mid-City (All day)
Church and a parade to celebrate the club's 104th year
House of Blues (9:00 PM)
The Comedy Central comedian is here for some standup!
Big Top (7 p.m.)
8-16 piece traveilling circus punk troupe. Need we say more? Is there anymore to say? with Sammy Kay and the East Los Three, Dead Legends
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Joe Krown feat. Russell Batiste and Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Maple Leaf (10:30PM)
Weekly gig on Oak with Krown on the organ, Washington firing up the guitar strings, and Batiste on the drums.
Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin’ Wolf Den (10:00PM)
Weekly gig from some of the city’s best in brass
Sunday Youth Music Workshop
All ages workshop with Johnny Vidacovich. Bring your instruments!
Cajun Fais Do Do
Bruce Daigrepont is playing the washboard and getting you to bed early
Krewe du Guza
Le Bon Temps Roule (10:00PM)
Sunday Funday weekly gig from the husband and wife duo
Teaching Kids About Energy Conservation, Two Wheels at a Time
by Emma Boyce
With rising seas leaving everywhere from South Louisiana to South Jersey vulnerabe to floods and glaciers melting in the Arctic, it’s time to rethink the way we use and harness our energy. The best way to ensure this happens is to reach out to the next generation, which is exactly what the Alliance for Affordable Energy aims to do.
Traditionally, the nonprofit works locally to alter energy policies and prevent people from overpaying on outrageous energy bills. Needless to say, throughout their 27 years in existence they have wound up at City Council more than once.
“We are an energy policy organization with a push for energy efficiency and renewable energy,” says education director Julia Michaels.
Now, with a bike, a light bulb and a razor scooter motor in tow they embark on a new initiative: an energy education program for children.
“We are stating an education program to teach kids where their energy comes from and why it’s important,” says Michaels.
Their primary teaching tool is a bike generator, where kids have to pedal to power light bulbs and other appliances, such as blenders and boom boxes. Recently, the Alliance brought the bike to the Freret Neighborhood Center Halloween Festival, where it was a hit.
“When the wheel spins it turns the motor and creates different amounts of energy. It’s three times harder to light up [energy inefficient] light bulbs,” says Michaels.
The bike not only teaches kids the difference between energy efficient and energy inefficient light bulbs, but it also physically shows them how much energy is required to make electricity.
“We are going to take it into classrooms. We have a curriculum: renewable verses non renewable," Michaels said.
While the program focuses on energy science, conservation and energy sources, it teaches the subjects in a fun and interactive way that kids can really understand. With Tulane students helping to run the program, the Alliance already has hour-long workshops at McDonogh 15 and Esperanza. On December 15 the Alliance will partner with the Green Project and Green Light Nola for a bike generator-building workshop.
“We will be all over town,” says Michaels.
This includes farmer’s markets, festivals, schools, science fairs and even in front of Whole Foods.
If you are an educator or teacher or interested in having a bike generator, please contact education director Julia Michaels at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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