Monday, July 30, 2012


If you want to learn about stage-managing, money-taking, sound-running, food-cooking and serving, and flyering/promoting, check out's PUNKROCK TAKEOVER every Sunday from 2-6pm at The Big Top (1638 Clio St).

PUNKROCK TAKEOVER produces a weekly showcase of diverse local bands from all around the Greater New Orleans area--as well as the occasional national or international act--in order to generate a cross pollination of musicians and fans to help foster a more diverse and balanced music scene. All of our shows will include bands of varying age groups and talent, bands from different subcultural and geographical communities.

All of the proceeds from these shows will be funneled into local nonprofit organizations, and the shows will also include speakers, workshops, and skillshares from those organizations whenever possible. One of our main goals with these events is to educate and network people in a variety of ways, so they can take those skills and create their own events or help where needed.

You can show up on any day you would like to learn/help, or you can contact Bryan at beforehand.

*On August 19th, the proceeds from the Punkrock Takeover will go to the New Orleans Free School Network!*

Thursday, July 26, 2012

We are SOOOOOO sorry, but the phone number listed on our Contact page, as well as our calendars and other literature is INCORRECT! There was a slight typo, and the 
CORRECT phone number is: 
Sorry for any inconvenience.... 

Sunday, July 22, 2012


A showing of the film “Garbage Warrior,” followed by a discussion.  For thirty years, visionary architect Michael Reynolds and his disciples have advanced the art of "Earthship Biotecture," building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities. Against major obstacles, Reynolds has fought to make into a reality a home that heats itself, provides its own water, grows its own food,  needs no expensive technology,  recycles its own waste, has its own power source, and  can be built anywhere, by anyone, out of the things society throws away. Shot over three years in the USA, India and Mexico, Garbage Warrior is a feature-length documentary film telling this epic story. 

This class will now take place in Multimedia Room 1 on the 1st floor of the Monroe Library at Loyola University (6363 St. Charles Ave).

And check out these upcoming events at Ashé Cultural Arts Center (1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.):

*Film Screening:  Red + Black = Maroon II & Art Exhibit
Saturday 7/21 at 6:00 p.m.
"Quilombolas de Maranhao, Brazil & Maroons of Louisiana, USA"
This exhibit represents the beginning of an academic, educational, performative, artistic and celebratory cultural exchange between Brazil and the United States, between the State of Louisiana and the State of Maranhao, and connecting the "Maroons" / Black Indians of the Americas across continents and oceans. Programming for the Exhibit will include screenings of a documentary series in progress, ethno-historical lectures, panels, as well as workshops and a multi-media Jazz performance.

*Food Truck Coalition Symposium & Rally - "Let the Food Trucks Roll"
Tuesday 7/24 from 6:00-9:00pm
This symposium is designed to promote awareness and to educate audiences around mobile vending in New Orleans.  The primary purpose of the event is to educate people about the current state of laws governing mobile food vendors, which vendors find out-dated, overly restrictive, and unfair to low-capital enterprises, in favor of large established businesses. Food trucks will serve dinner after the symposium. 

*Workplace Wellness Luncheon
Thursday 7/26 from 12-1:30pm
Presenters Melody M. Robinson, MPH; and Nedra Wardsworth, Community Health Advisor, address this month's topic: the Circle Of Friends For Education and Early-detection (COFFEE) program is a multicultural, community-based initiative dedicated to educating women in the Greater New Orleans area about breast and cervical cancer, identifying resources to access quality health care and providing support to improve their quality of life.
Please RSVP to (504) 569-9070 to reserve your seat.

*Film Screening: "The Camouflaged Truth"
Friday 7/27 from 6-8:30pm
A short discussion will follow the screening of this documentary about Mckinley "Mac" Phipps, Jr., the Louisiana hip-hop artist many believe to be wrongly convicted of murder.

*Urban Bush Women Wealth: Reclaiming and Reframing - A Festival of Art, Place, and Ideas
Saturday 7/28 from 12:30-4:00pm
The internationally renowned dance company, Urban Bush Women, hosts a free festival in New Orleans.
Urban Bush Women's mission is to create dance and to create community by bringing the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance.   

Monday, July 16, 2012

We want to highlight a few educational events happening this month:

*On Wednesday 7/18, the NOLA Time Bank will be having a presentation from 5:30-7:00pm at the Alvar Library (913 Alvar)Time Banking is a concept where an entire city can request and receive services without any money being exchanged. This presentation will be an opportunity to see a hands-on demonstration of the Time Bank software and to learn why you should get involved. Go to or contact (504)596-2667 for more information. 

*On Thursday 7/19, the Green Project will be hosting a screening of "Food, Inc."the ground-breaking documentary exposing the dark underbelly of industrial farm system. This will take place at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30) at the Green Project (2831 Marais St), followed by a discussion.

*On Friday 7/20 at the regularly scheduled Philosophy Cafe at 7:30pm at 1412 Euterpe St., there will be a special presentation by Jerry (JD) and Mark Meunier on the issue of same sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Contact:

*On Thursday 7/26 at 7:00pm, the New Orleans Lyceum will be hosting "Why Men's Groups Matter", an open panel discussion of why it is important for a man to be connected to a community of other men. This event will take place at Parker United Methodist Church (1130 Nashville Ave)Contact New Orleans Lyceum:

*On Friday 7/27 at the Nix Library (1401 S. Carrollton) at 6:00pmGreg Osborn of the Louisiana Division of the New Orleans Public Library will give a lecture on the The Free People of Color. Light refreshments will be served. Contact: (504) 596-2630 for more information.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

We are so sorry for the confusion, but our weekly organizational meetings will now be taking place on Thursdays for 6:30pm at Flora's Coffee House (2600 Royal St @ Franklin in the Marigny). Hopefully this will be the last change for a while. Please join us!

And don't forget class proposals for the August calendar are due this Sunday 7/15!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Film: "The Dark Side of Chocolate"
Sunday 7/8 @ 6:00pm
Cafe Istanbul @ 2372 St. Claude Ave (inside New Orleans Healing Center)
This documentary investigates how human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory coast fuels the worldwide chocolate industry. Discussion to follow on labor trafficking in Louisiana and how to help victims on a systemic level. FREE Fair Trade Chocolate Tasting!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"Intro to Harm Reduction" on Fridays and "Anatomy and Massage Technique Skillshare" on Thursdays are both on hiatus until further notice, even though they appear on the paper calendar.