The Progressive’s Weekend: 11/9 – 11/11

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

We are days removed from, “the most important election of our lifetime,” and the sobering realities have finally settled in. The Democrats took the House of Representatives, but lost a few key Senate races, coming very close. Governorships were won, amendments were passed, and candidates are standing their ground. We look forward to this historic crop of politicians, led by women and by public mandate for fighting towards change and reform. 


Saints vs Bengals – TV, 11/11 at Noon

Our New Orleans Saints will take a road trip to face the Bengals this coming Sunday. As per usual, the whole city will be watching, chests pounding with anxiety and excitement! Take a look at our bold predictions for the game here


Boudin, Bourbon & Beer – Champion’s Square, 11/9 from 6 PM to 10:30 PM (for adults 21 and over only)

The Emeril Lagasse Foundation presents this afternoon to evening event of food, drinks, and music. Featuring chefs preparing twists on boudin, open bars with various beverage choices, entertainment from Lillie Mae, Honey Island Swamp Band, and more for the grown-up crew.


Second Saturday Divorce Workshop –  848 Harrison Ave, 2nd Floor, 11/10 from 8:30 AM to Noon

And suddenly, things take a dark-ish turn. Are you contemplating divorce? In the process? Not sure what to do? The Second Saturday Network is offering this month a divorce workshop, where resources will be made available through experts, going through legal and emotional aspects of proceedings.


LAYERS: Chill Party, Chilly Evening – Treo, 11/9 from 8 PM to Midnight

Perhaps a listing regarding divorce was a bit harsh, so why not regain your buzz with some R&B and smooth vibes? Treo is hosting an evening of cozy tunes, free hookah, cocktails, whiskey samples, and giveaways. Lounge and relax with your peers and community.


Po Boy Fest – Oak St, 11/11 from 10 AM to 6 PM

Another year, another celebration of the greatest sandwich ever. This time, the Oak St. party will be stopping their setup a block earlier than before, so take note of the area. Frequent businesses on the strip-like Blue Cypress – who will be holding book signings from local authors –  and NOLA Artisan Warehouse (just steps away from the fest) while enjoying food, music and fun from vendors and entertainers all across the city. This is always a fun time, so be sure to make plans asap!


New Orleans Palestinian Film Festival – Bobet Hall, 11/9 to 11/11

In its 4th year, our Palestinian Film Fest brings to the area important short and feature-length films in an effort to educate and shine a light on the Palestinian people and their struggles. Passes range from single showings, all day to student levels. Food and music will also be made available.

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 Rotten Tomatoes, Film Threat, DIG Baton Rouge, Crosstown Conversations and Occupy. You can read his film reviews and other articles here

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