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Jeudi

March 5th

Jyl Benson and Sam Hanna
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
New book focuses on New Orleans' Casual Restaurant Recipes

 

Bounce ft. Sissy Nobby

Republic, 10p.m.

Wobble, baby

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Rouler, 10p.m.

Enjoy these brass rebels and a game of pool!

 

Greensky Bluegrass

Tipitina’s, 8:30p.m.

This Michigan quintet knows how to rock bluegrass

 

Taylor 2

Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.

Dance troupe of famous dancer Paul Taylor performs 3 nights in a row

Vendredi

March 6th

Six Years of Beers

NOLA Brewing Co, 5:30p.m.

Release of the 6th Anniversary Ale (a sour ale this year) ft. music with Tauk, Gravity A, New Orleans Suspects

 

Gogol Bordello

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Gypsy Punk band from the Lower East Side

 

Francisco Goldman

Tulane Auditorium, 6p.m.

Academic all-star chats about Interior Circuit

 

Celtics v. Pelicans

SKC, 7p.m

 

Mario Cart Challenge

Republic, Doors 10p.m., free before 12 w/ college ID

Multiple N64s set up for the annual Mario Kart Challenge - compete to win a section and bottle of booze; music by DJ G

Samedi

March 7th

Julia Street

Monthly art crawl, 6-9p.m.

 

Haiku With Ghosts

Foundation Gallery, 6-10p.m.

Opening reception for Demond Matsuo’s new show

 

Soul Fest

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.-5:30p.m.

Day 1 of music, food and fun at the zoo!

 

Jim Roche: Culture Mechanic

Ogden, 6p.m.

Opening of acclaimed retrospective

 

Grizzlies v. Pelicans

SKC, 6p.m.

 

Katt Williams

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Popular comedian on his Born Again...Again tour

 

Tank and the Bangas

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Local spoken wordsmiths exude creativity through song

Dimanche

March 8th

Tobymac, Mandisa, & Capital Kings

Saenger Theater, 7p.m.

Grammy Award Winners on tour w/ electronic pop duo the Capital Kings

 

Bo Burnham (Sold Out)

Civic Theater, 8p.m.

Wunderkind comedian wombed on the web

 

Glen David Andrews

Botanical Gardens, 4p.m.

Party in the Garden with Andrews and Swamp Donkeys

 

Soul Fest

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.-5:30p.m.

Day 2 of music, food and fun at the zoo!


The Week in Business Tech: Oct. 10-17


Our weekly wrapup of developments at the intersection business and technology from Silicon Bayou News:

25 reasons Under30CEO says New Orleans is the best city for young entrepreneurs: A few weeks ago we asked you to write-in New Orleans for the, “Top Young Entrepreneur Cities of 2011″ list on Under30CEO.com. New Orleans stole the show and won first place. This week, Adriana Lopez wrote a great summary post for Under30CEO.


Meet, Plan, Go! Career break group gets organized in New Orleans
: Meet, Plan, Go! is a nationwide event on it’s second year being held in over 17 cities with over 2500 expected attendees. The purpose of Meet, Plan, Go! is to inspire “career breaks” that allow people to travel, see the world, and create a more well-rounded life. To sign-up for the New Orleans event on October 18th check out the event page here.

 

Receivables Exchange co-founder and President featured on Mixergy.com: Nic Perkin, co-founder & President of The Receivables Exchange, was featured on Mixergy.com. Nic discussed how he built the company, which connects businesses selling receivables to a global network of qualified buyers, up to operating at a billion dollar run rate.

 

InfiniEdge Launches New Online Judging Application: Prairieville-based InfiniEdge recently announced a new online judging application, cleverly coined Judjix.  The app has already been in action at the recent Ascension Idol competition and at the Jambalaya Festival. Judjix aims to streamline competition judging and make tallying scores a breeze.

 

What’s your number one burning question about Social Media?: This week on Conversations with Megan, Megan asked for your most pressing social media questions. Her answers covered cat videos (why are they so popular?), cross-posting between networks, and touched on social media ROI. Follow @heyitsmegan on twitter to participate in next week’s conversation.

 

Wikimedia Hackathon Comes To NOLA this weekend: Wikimedia hosted a hackathon this past weekend at Launch Pad to tap into the New Orleans tech community’s ability to “supercharge Wikimedia with awesomeness”. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Wikimedia gave instruction and accounts to local developers and visitors to help advance Wikimedia Labs and act as beta testers.




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