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Today in NOLA 4.20.17

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the Big Oozy disaster. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 people, and then proceeded to leak millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf. The hemorrhaging took almost six months to stop and the effects are still with us today. On a brighter note, click through to find out about all the events in town tonight.


Vino and Vinyasa (Longue Vue House and Gardens, 5:45PM)

Enjoy the lush surroundings of Longue Vue’s gardens for a sunset yoga session. Bring your own mat and join Grace Yoga and Pilates for an invigorating end-of-week class for yogis of all skill levels. Afterwards, a lululemon raffle and wine from Jackson Family Wines will be offered. 


The Truth Behind the Numbers (Xavier University, 6:30PM)

In Louisiana, overdose deaths have surpassed homicides — and yet the state’s opioid addiction is still not on the forefront of most residents’ minds. Xavier University will host a forum on addiction, including a Q&A session, book signing, and panel featuring Michael Cartwright, CEO of American Addiction Centers and Dr. Howard Wetsman, Chief Medical Officer of Townshend. 


Crystal Energy Therapy (Rosalie Apothecary, 7PM)

Sarah Murray's technique Crystal Energy Therapy combines energy work, crystal healing, and personal reflection on the Human Energy Field. Murray will lead the workshop to teach the basic of how to work with the Human Energy Field, with participants working together to balance chakras and auric layers. 


Something Like: Mary Poppins (The New Movement, 8PM)

The New Movement’s popular “Something Like…” series combines improv comedy and sing-a-longs to the Julie Andrews classic “Mary Poppins.” TNM’s musical cast sings the musical’s hit songs, while their improv cast will create new scenes based on those tunes. 

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