This is Fundraiser for Eden House, a two-year residential program designed for women who have been commercially and sexually exploited. The fundraising goal for the second annual Lunar Lagniappe Party is $5,000.
Early voting for the February 1 primary begin today and run till January 25. With the exception of Sunday, all voting centers (save one which is only open Saturdays) are open 8:30am-6:00pm. Up on the ballots are candidates for mayor, sheriff, coroner, clerk of Criminal District Court and six of the seven City Council seats. There are also measures to renew annual property fees in six neighborhood security and improvement districts.
You can watch last Thursday’s televised Mayoral debate here.
The voting sites are located at City Hall on 1300 Perdido St., the Algiers Courthouse on 225 Morgan St., the Voting Machine Warehouse at 8870 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans East, and the Regional Transportation Management Center at 10 Veterans Memorial Blvd., between West End and Pontchartrain boulevards. The final voting center will be open only on Saturdays. It was added to make voting easier for residents of the western side of the city.
Hosted by The Freret Market, Publiq House, Woody’s Tacos and Family Fish Production.
This oyster-centered all day event will feature a raw oyster bar, guest chefs creating oyster-based dishes, and live music provided by the Raw Oyster Cult, the New Orleans Suspects, the Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra among other special guests.
Pre-sale tickets for the celebration are $20, but are raised by $5 at the event. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased online at http://freretoysterjam.com.
In this class, we will explore and expand upon concepts of gender and feminism as seen through a literary lens. We will focus on (but are not limited to) science fiction, speculative fiction, magical realism, and fantasy. Some authors include Karen Joy Fowler, Nalo Hopkinson, Ruth Nestvold, Ursula LeGuin, James Tiptree Jr., and Octavia Butler. We will read and discuss one short story per week. All of the readings will be posted on genderscifi.blogspot.com. Although the class is informal, it is strongly recommend to do the reading before each class. Contact Ally: firstname.lastname@example.org