Unity Spiritual Center to host presentation for the ancient healing art of Jin Shin Jitshu

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On Sunday, August 6, Margaret Nicolson, a certified Jin Shin Jitshu practitioner, will give a free presentation and demonstration of this ancient healing art at Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, as part of the Bob Tucker Wellness Forum. Jin Shin Jitshu is a Japanese art form, which relieves pain and tension in the body. [...]

Today in NOLA 7.26.17

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Happy hump day, y'all. To get you through the mid-week blues, unwind with some mindful meditation or get sapiosexual with some debaucherous duet readings. If you're more in the mood to watch a good movie, Gasa Gasa is screening the retro-tinted feminist film The Love Witch while Bar Redux calls on all horror buffs for a George Romero retrospective. On this day in 1896, the first permanent home for screening movies in the United States opened on Canal Street at Exchange Alley and was called the Vitascope.

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Test your local business knowledge at Know-It-All Trivia Night & Business Showcase

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StayLocal will present “Know-It-All Trivia Night & Biz Showcase” at Wayward Owl Brewing Company (3940 Thalia St, New Orleans, LA 70125) on Thursday, July 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. The trivia will test guests’ knowledge of all things business, from historic New Orleans companies, to professional etiquette, to national economic trends. There will be prizes, [...]

At the Threshold of the Visible

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“Every beginning is cheerful; the threshold is the place of expectation,” Goethe once noted. At any given performance, audiences are typically good-natured and generous at the start, eager for their expectations to be met. Beginnings are easy. Then comes that certain moment in a piece when one feels the audience swing — whether into disappointment, delight, contemplation, or bewilderment. It happens in the bat of an eye. Derek Brueckner’s “Collaborative Studio” exploits and extends this moment at the threshold.

 

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Promotin’ the General Welfare

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Recently, U.S. Senator John Kennedy opined on the Times-Pic’s website about the current state of the crime problem in New Orleans. Yes, we have one. Sadly, we’ve had one for quite some time and lately, it’s worsening. Near the close of his sobering sermon, the Senator offered up an oh-so-novel solution to stem criminal activity in New Orleans’ streets – what he refers to as a “stop-question-and-frisk program”, and what T-P Columnist Tim Morris later clarifies in a “he meant to say” column addressing Kennedy’s “stop and frisk" suggestion.

 

Now, maybe I’m giving Sen. Kennedy a bit too much latitude on this one, more so than Mr. Morris might allow, but adding a new wrinkle to this plank of the “broken windows” strategy might actually allay concerns over racial profiling and, to the contrary, make allies instead of enemies.

 

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Social event at Dryades Market draws attention to community resource

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The Dryades Public Market hosted the popup marketplace “Friends and Flows” for the first time Saturday, raising awareness of issues like food deserts, the market’s role in the Central City neighborhood, and gentrification. “We create social environments for young creatives and professionals to connect and cultivate new relationships,” said Damon Landry, one of the founders [...]

Today in NOLA 7.25.17

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Today, say goodbye to Frenchmen Art Market's home next to the Spotted Cat in true New Orleans fashion. Elvis DeLarge will croon songs by the late King, while the Fake Ladies of Wrestling return with a knock-out event. If the work week has already got you down, let it go with Idina Menzel. On this day in 1859, New Orleans-born socialite Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau passed away. She gained international fame as the subject of John Singer Sargent's Madame X,  which now hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

 

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Big Shrimpin'

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It's mid-summer, which means you might have had your fill of crawfish boils by now. Turn your attention to another fruit of the sea with this weekend's upscale shrimp boil at The Ace Hotel. On Saturday (7.29), chefs from three top restaurants around town will go head to head to benefit the Audubon G.U.L.F. Institute. 

 

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