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MERCREDI

September 24th

6x6: Six 10-Minute Plays
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.

A staged reading perfect for short attention spans

 

Kelcy Mae
BEATnik, 8p.m.

NOLA songwriter combines folk, Americana, bluegrass, and pop

 

Walter “Wolfman” Washington
d.b.a., 10 p.m.
Fiery blues on Frenchmen every week

 

Felice Brothers
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

New York-based folk rock band, plus Spirit Family Reunion ($15)

 

Horse Thief
Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Psychedelic folk rock on tour from Oklahoma City ($5)

JEUDI

September 25th

Jazz in the Park
Armstrong Park, 4-8p.m.

This week ft. Russell Batiste and Friends, Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians, Mike Soulman Baptiste

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week ft. Tim Laughlin and The New Orleans Review launch party

 

Emery Van Hook Sonnier: “Food as Medicine”
New Orleans Athletic Club, 7p.m.
Associate Director of famers’ market org discusses merits of eating local

 

A Lie of the Mind
Midcity Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Sam Shepard’s award-winning play looks deep into families’ anguish ($20)

 

The Geraniums
Circle Bar, 10p.m.
Moody local rock foursome ($5)

 

Rue Fiya
Maison, 10p.m.
Feel-good music with influence “from Afro-Funk to Zydeco”

 

Big Freedia, Partners N Crime, 5th Ward Weebie
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
Bounce all-stars celebrate Q93's DJ Ro’s Birthday


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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