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Progressive’s Weekend: All For the Ladies


March is Women’s History Month, and Friday is International Women’s Day. In honor of that, this week’s Progressive Weekend is all about the ladies!

Friday, March 8

Photo by Gina Leslie

Gina Leslie at Live Oak Cafe – 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Come out and hear the musical stylings of local artist Gina Leslie at Live Oak Cafe on Oak Street

Gilmore Girls Trivia Pub Crawl – 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Attention all Gilmore Girls fans! Come out and show off your knowledge of the show while exploring five different bars in the French Quarter. Have some Gilmore Girls themed drinks, and win some show swag!

Pass It On: Women’s Herstory Month

This month Pass It On NOLA Open Mic and Phrozen Photography come together to honor the women of New Orleans.






 

Saturday, March 9

Just March Women New Orleans – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This march is a celebration of International Women’s Day as well as a day of activism, focusing on the positive achievements of women across the United States and here at home.

Slave Rebellion Reenactment Beginners Sewing Machine Workshop – 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

This event isn’t specifically women themed – everyone should come out and learn about the events surrounding the largest armed rebellion of enslaved people in the history of the United States – as well as pick up some beginning sewing machine skills. Please register at the link above to attend.

Quiana Lynell at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro – 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Qiana Lynell combines classical training and a gospel upbringing to lend a sense of storytelling to her jazz performance. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University’s music department who has performed with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Sunday, March 10

SoulFest at Audubon Zoo – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come out and enjoy one of New Orleans’ biggest celebrations of African American culture. There will be live jazz, R&B, and gospel performances, food, and of course, all the fun of the zoo!

2019 New Orleans Women’s Half Marathon & 5K – 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Come out for the first of this amazing event – registration starts at only $1.00! The race starts in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art and goes through Mid City and Lakefront before heading back to City Park. Top prize wins $1,000.

Indivisible NOLA Monthly Meeting – 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Mardi Gras is over and it’s time to get back to work! Come out to the WHIV headquarters on Orleans Avenue to learn how you can make a difference in the 2019 Louisiana Legislative Elections.

 

No matter how you choose to spend your weekend, remember – every weekend can be a progressive weekend! We hope that these suggestions help you enjoy yours while celebrating the women that make our city, a great place to be.

 

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