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NOLAlicious #40, October 12 to 18, 2010
Last week, we welcomed the newest team member, Emily Jensen to the team and her introduction is tough to follow! Her passion for all that New Orleans has to offer and her deep desire to make New Orleans home got us talking. We were looking at the NOLAlicious index remarking on all of the amazing events, gatherings, festivals and more we've covered this year. Just to take a quick glance, we thought it would be interesting to take a single letter in the alphabet - and we chose 'R' for no particular reason - but in looking at all we've covered this year in one single letter it shows not only all that New Orleans has to offer, but that which creates community and creates opportunity for people to mix together in this social gumbo that has all become part of who we are.
At NOLAlicious we are often spouting the New Orleans gospel, to our friends far and wide, and to visitors to this fair city looking for the very best of the best. I would say, start with the letter 'R' - and you'll see that New Orleans never stops churning and creating and providing us all with whatever our heart desires.
Let the adventure continue,
GO We know you’ve been hoarding your old Doc Martens and ratty flannel button-downs at the back of your closet, waiting for the day that the 90s make a comeback and you can rock your grungy gear once more. Well, the fashion industry may not grant your wish anytime soon, but Dubla Music feels your pain and is throwing a Dancing Room Only 90s Party in honor of tacky, angsty splendor of said bygone era. Get jiggy with all kinds of genres, from hip hop to soul to house, and don’t be afraid to whip out your old school break dancing moves – they may never be useful to you again. Friday, 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM. The Big Top, 1638 Clio Street. 21+.
SEE Attention film lovers! This week is the kickoff of the 21st Annual New Orleans Film Festival. It’s a great opportunity to see established filmmakers debut their latest offering and it’s even more exciting to witness up and coming directors show off their creation. Join them for the kickoff gala Thursday night or see the films at your leisure beginning Friday at noon; the schedule is jam-packed. Festival runs from October 15th- 21st. Individual film tickets are $7 and various other packages can be purchased.
DO Practice pitch presentation skills for your ideas for social change while competing to win $5,000 at PitchNOLA 2010! The “elevator pitch” competition is open to any and all social entrepreneurs in the greater New Orleans community with concepts for ventures that will effect positive change in our city. Participants will have the opportunity to present their ideas in front of a live audience of 200+ accomplished business professionals, social entrepreneurs, and activists – a great chance to work on public speaking and make connections with the community of innovators in New Orleans. The 500-word proposal is due October 15th by 11:59pm, and the event itself will be held on November 17th.
EAT This weekend, tie on your rib bib and two-step over to Lafayette Square for the 5th Annual Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. Just like festivals past, the event will bring together great local music, handmade crafts and drool-worthy Southern BBQ - including fare from NOLAlicious favorite The Joint - but unlike previous years, the Jazz and Heritage Foundation has added an oral history stage where many of the performers will be interviewed about their lives, influences, and music - a huge treat for blues junkies and anyone interested in a musician's perspective on American history. Saturday, 10:30AM - 8:15PM & Sunday, 10:30AM - 7:00PM. 580 St. Charles Ave. FREE.
LAGNIAPPE Searching for a little camp this Halloween? This is the last week for Scream Queens: The Musical, a hilarious journey through six Horror Movie Biz actresses’ careers as celebrity hopefuls and cult sex symbols in this interactive show. As the Jefferson Performing Arts Society says about the musical, "They Sing! They Dance! They Die! What’s not to love?" Shows on Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. Sunday at 2pm. At the Teatro Wego! Theatre. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for students.
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