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Progressive’s Weekend: Almost Summer!

Another week has come and gone, which means it’s time for the progressive weekend! It’s almost summer vacation time, so we’re going to just jump right in to the fun today.

Friday, May 10

The Compassion Experience: New Orleans

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes in this life-changing event. Step into the life of a child living out their life in a Nairobi slum and learn how you can make a difference.

Greetings, from Queer Mountain – 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

If you’ve been reading Big Easy Magazine for a while, then you know it’s always funny at the AllWays Lounge & Cabaret on St. Claude Ave. “Greetings, From Queer Mountain” is their monthly LGBTQ storytelling showcase.

NOCCA’s Dance Department in Concert

Come out and enjoy this performance from NOCCA’s faculty and dancers. The show runs around two hours, including intermission.

Saturday, May 11

Krewe of Turtles Parade – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What could be better than a parade? How about a parade with turtles! This 10-float wagon parade will feature the KinFolk Brass Band and a police escort.

Showing up for black liberation as white anti-racists – 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This month’s Black Lives Matter discussion group will focus on what it means to show up for and support black liberation organizing in New Orleans. Come and learn the difference between white allyship and accomplice-ship.

Per(Sister): A Conversation – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Come out to Freeman Auditorium for a conversation about the challenges faced by current and formerly incarcerated women in Louisiana.

Sunday, May 11

Downtown Super Sunday w/OWT – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The last chance you’ll have to see the Mardi Gras Indian tribes in their regalia this season! From Bayou St. John & Orleans up to Broad, then down to AP Tureaud.

The Erotic as Self-Love Workshop – 2 p.m.

This DSC Healing workshop is open to black, trans, and cisgender women as well as nonbinary folx. Bring an altar item that calls in self-love and sexuality, a journal, a pen, and a blanket or pillow.

Haeg and Butts presents: a night of LGBTQ Comedy

Come out to this “pay what you like” LGBTQ comedy event at the Parleaux Beer Lab. See the talented Alida Glass, Xander Bilyk, Paul O., Breezy, and more.

No matter how you choose to spend your weekend, remember – every weekend can be a progressive weekend! We hope that these suggestions will help you make the most of yours.

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