The Progressive’s Weekend: 11/2 – 11/4


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Past policies, beyond bickering and right at the doorstep of our inner child, this is The Progressive’s Weekend!

Early voting has passed, Halloween is over, and hopefully, everyone is on the road to becoming candy sober – even temporarily. This Tuesday is the midterm elections, and we can’t stress the importance of taking the time to know the ballot, know the policies, and act. A few locals on twitter tweeted this handy guide from our DSA chapter, and we at Big Easy Magazine have been covering the candidates and issues these past few editions too. Join us at Second Vine Wine around 7 PM for election coverage, mingling and more!

Until then …

 

Saints vs Rams – The Superdome, 11/4 at 3:25 PM

Our winning home team goes one on one with the Rams this Sunday afternoon, with continued implications on the most important off-season play. Stay glued to your tv’s, hold tight to your tailgates, and watch with pride and patience (or at least try to).

 

NOMAD Food Truck Fest – Champion’s Square, 11/2 at 5 PM

This free event features up to 10 local food trucks, from Frencheeze, Sauce Boss, Burgers Ya Heard!, Afrodisiac to Diva Dawg and more. This is also the official product launch for the NOMAD food truck app, which payments will only be made through during the event. So don’t leave your phones in the car or your hunger at home.

 

2018 NOLA Reggae Fest – Louis Armstrong Park, 11/3 from Noon to 8 PM

Get your groove on, literally and figuratively, at the 2018 NOLA Reggae Fest. Featuring Caribbean food, local vendors, and, of course, live music. One can assume some special herbs and spices will be on hand – for the meals, we mean.

 

The Inaugural New Orleans Dirty South Yoga Fest11/3 to 11/4

Hosted at Republic NOLA, Cafe Istanbul, and the Ace Hotel, our first Dirty South Yoga Fest is a weekend treat for those looking to get their body and minds in tip-top shape. Instructors, wellness brands, and a marketplace will be featured throughout the festivities. I’m breaking a sweat just writing about it.

 

International Cube Day – Jackson Square, 11/3 at Noon

The Cube of Truth presents a moment of animal activism in Jackson Square this Saturday. To promote a vegan way of life, protesters are urged to come on by, bring literature, signs, laptops, and more to engage and communicate the exploitation and harm inflicted on animals and a potential alternative for all of us. This is a peaceful static demonstration.

 

Crescent City Fall Classic 5K Race – City Park, 11/3 at 8:30 AM

Wanting to shed some calories, meet some people, and get a crowd to hoot and holler for you? Come on out to the Crescent City Fall Classic 5k. This race could qualify you for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k, should you be a serious runner or someone wanting a challenge. Give it a try!

Every weekend is a progressive weekend. Every day is full of moments that allow us to move forward and grow. And, as we say here at Big Easy Magazine, values are not meant to simply be spoken about but lived out.


Bill Arceneaux has been an independent writer and film critic in the New Orleans area since 2011, working with outlets like Film Threat, DIG Baton Rouge, Crosstown Conversations and Occupy. Be sure to check out Bill’s recap of the 2018 New Orleans Film Festival, as well as his other articles and film reviews here.

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