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Krew de Lune’s Lunar Lagniappe Party

22 Jan

Friday, January 27, 7pm-11pm

The Rusty Nail Map

This is Fundraiser for Eden House, a two-year residential program designed for women who have been commercially and sexually exploited. The fundraising goal for the second annual Lunar Lagniappe Party is $5,000.

There will be live music by Les Autres, DJ Ann Heatwave: New Orleans, as well as a performance by The Star-Steppin’ Cosmonaughties, and raffle prizes. Advance tickets are available for only $10. Get there early for some complimentary Moon shooters, the specialty mixed shots.

Tickets can be purchased via PayPal by sending $10.00 per ticket to the email krewedelunepayments@gmail.com. Please put your name for will call in the comment section.

Here’s the Facebook event page

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Forum for Equality Mardi Gras Masquerade

22 Jan

Thursday, January 23, 6pm – 9pm

2437 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans, LA, United States Map

Hosted by Craig Magleby. Come join Forum for Equality for a fun night of masks, music and libations! Suggested membership donation $40 Drinks and light refreshments will be served! Come one, come all!

Facebook event info

Young Democrats of New Orleans Candidate Forum

22 Jan

When? Tonight from 5:30-8:00

Where? Bridge Lounge, Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, United States Map

Why? To hear from candidates for mayor, sheriff, coroner, clerk of Criminal District Court. To make informed decisions about who your voting for!

I hope you all can make it!

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Early Voting Begins Today!

18 Jan

Early voting for the February 1 primary begin today and run till January 25. With the exception of Sunday, all voting centers (save one which is only open Saturdays) are open 8:30am-6:00pm. Up on the ballots are candidates for mayor, sheriff, coroner, clerk of Criminal District Court and six of the seven City Council seats. There are also measures to renew annual property fees in six neighborhood security and improvement districts.

You can watch last Thursday’s televised Mayoral debate here.

The voting sites are located at City Hall on 1300 Perdido St., the Algiers Courthouse on 225 Morgan St., the Voting Machine Warehouse at 8870 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans East, and the Regional Transportation Management Center at 10 Veterans Memorial Blvd., between West End and Pontchartrain boulevards. The final voting center will be open only on Saturdays. It was added to make voting easier for residents of the western side of the city.

New Orleans Free School Event: Imagine the (im)Possible: Gender in Science Fiction

18 Jan

Friday, January 24: 6pm – 7pm

Sycamore House @ 3111 Palmyra

In this class, we will explore and expand upon concepts of gender and feminism as seen through a literary lens. We will focus on (but are not limited to) science fiction, speculative fiction, magical realism, and fantasy. Some authors include Karen Joy Fowler, Nalo Hopkinson, Ruth Nestvold, Ursula LeGuin, James Tiptree Jr., and Octavia Butler. We will read and discuss one short story per week. All of the readings will be posted on genderscifi.blogspot.com. Although the class is informal, it is strongly recommend to do the reading before each class. Contact Ally: abruser@uno.edu

New Orleans Free School Event: Intro to Harm Reduction

18 Jan

Friday, January 24: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

LGBT Community Center @ 2114 Decatur Street

Harm Reduction is a perspective and a set of practical approaches to reduce the negative consequences of drug use, incorporating a spectrum of strategies from safer use to abstinence. In this course, we will demonstrate some of the principles of Harm Reduction. Drop-ins welcome. Contact: Nora & Michelle nolaharmreduction@gmail.com or call 504-535-4766

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