TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 9:00 AM
Prosper Jefferson: Sales
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce – Having a robust sales strategy is important to the growth of a business. A good salesperson knows how to target the right customers, foster relationships, and effectively share the story behind the product or service that s/he is selling. An efficient sales approach can bring a business great success. That's why JEDCO & the Jefferson Chamber teamed up to bring you a Prosper Jefferson seminar on Sales. This month, three successful sales experts will share tips and tricks of the trade to enhance your business' selling strategy. Seminar content includes: • Effective networking techniques • Old-school sales tips for a new generation • Increasing sales with customer-focused selling Meet Our Speakers: - Tim Paulin, Executive Director of BNI Louisiana Tim Paulin has helped thousands of professionals increase their business bases and generate millions of dollars in revenue by teaching the business of referrals. As Executive Director of BNI - Louisiana & Mississippi, Tim leads 54 professional referral groups of more than 1,300 business leaders who share ideas, contacts and referrals to grow and advance their businesses. Last year members reported 39,000 referrals passed which generated over $32 million dollars in new business. A BNI HQ Trainer since 2005, Tim has trained thousands of BNI Directors from all over the world. He serves on BNI's Founders Circle, Franchise Advisory Board, and Franchise Development Committee.Tim also shares his insights and expertise about the business of referrals through speaking engagements for business organizations, associations and industry-specific groups - Chuck Mutz, Sr. Enterprise Relationship Manager at Century Link Chuck has worked in the communications industry for over 20 years, and is a five-time nationally recognized Sales Leader at four different Fortune 1000 companies. He is currently launching the New Orleans Market for CenturyLink Communications - bringing a new, Fiber Optic based communications, cloud and data center service to Greater New Orleans' Enterprise clientele. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, is the current President of the East Jefferson Business Administration, and participates with several Non-Profit and Special Event Committees. In 2016, he earned the Jefferson Chamber Ambassador of the Year Award. In his evening hours, Chuck helps raise funds as Louisiana's only Certified Benefit Auctioneer Specialist. He has worked with multiple organizations, such as the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, American Cancer Society, and the Special Olympics. He is an instructor at Premiere Taekwondo Academy in Slidell, LA, and has performed at Carnegie Hall with the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans - Cynthia Widlitze, President of Adduco Consulting After a 30 year career in sales and financial services industries, with her most recent positions being that of Retail Sales Manager for 8 years at a New Orleans bank, and subsequently the Director of Membership & Sales at the St. Tammany West Chamber for one year, Cynthia is now the owner of Adduco Consulting, a sales and business consulting firm. She helps companies create more success - by teaching sales processes, improving workforce engagement and coaching leadership development. Cynthia is a high energy and goal-driven woman; her personality is one of "getting things done" and driving results through building relationships and creating collaborative work environments. Time and time again throughout her career, she has successfully created sales cultures among staff, leading to extraordinary increases in sales and customer retention, while creating the customer-centric environment necessary for success. ______________________________________________________ Directions to JEDCO Conference Center - 701A Churchill Parkway, Fairfield, LA 70094 from the East Bank via Huey P. Long Bridge (Fairfield, LA aka Avondale, LA) JEDCO Conference Center Address: 701-A Churchill Parkway, Fairfield, LA (AKA Avondale, LA) 70094 From the East Bank take Huey P. Long Bridge Stay in left lane as you cross HPL. After crossing HPL continue going south in the left lane of Hwy 90 for about 2 miles and turn left at signal light, onto Lapalco Blvd. Travel east about 2 miles on Lapalco Blvd., at the next signal light, turn right onto Nicolle Blvd. Continue about ¼ mile; on your left you will see the Patrick F. Taylor Academy School and “Churchill Technology and Business Park” ….. turn left into the park. The JEDCO Conference Center will be on your left. It is an orange and gray building that sits in front of the Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Summer Series 2017
New Orleans Track Club – Join the New Orleans Track Club for our final 2017 Summer Series event! Lafreniere Park in Metairie - July 26th Registration opens at 6pm, 2 mile race time is 7pm. Lafreniere Park events will take place off-road by the Copelands Bandstand. Registration is FREE for NOTC members, $10 for non-members. Become a New Orleans Track Club member today and run for FREE. Sponsors of the 2017 Summer Series include 15th Street Flyers, Bicycle World, F3 New Orleans, Females in Action, Louisiana Running + Walking Co., Move Ya Brass, Guido Sportif, and Power Milers Track Club.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Mid-Week Mindfulness
Longue Vue House and Gardens – Soothe your soul under the shade of our oak canopy with a mindfulness meditation led by Dr. Jess Tregle. Decompress from your summer stress and set your intention for the days ahead. $10 Suggested Donation. Out of respect for the calming atmosphere we are attempting to create, please arrive a few minutes early. Guests are encouraged to bring their own mat or blanket. For more information, contact Matt Reyna at (504) 293-4721 or mreyna@longuevue.com
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Happy Hour Sessions: Michael Liuzza
House of Blues New Orleans – Turn up the volume and elevate your week with drink specials and live entertainment in our newly renovated Foundation Room Lounge Tuesday-Friday evenings. Happy Hour is in session 5PM-7PM: $5 select beers and $5 call drinks. Michael Liuzza performs live local blues music, 6PM-9PM.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Meryl Zimmerman (Jazz)
Mahogany Jazz Hall Burlesque & Absinthe House – Meryl Zimmerman is a New Orleans based jazz vocalist who hails from New York, where she started her career and received her musical training. She puts her own unique spin on jazz standards, and she scats like her idol, Ella Fitzgerald. Meryl’s style is quirky, soulful, and joyful.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:30 PM
Free Yogalates at the Mint (Wine Down Wednesday Summer Series)
Footprints To Fitness – Get out & get fit for a FREE Summer Series EVERY 4th WEDNESDAY of the month for June - Aug starting June 28th! Summer's the perfect time to get active with your krewe and reward yourself with a glass of wine… or two! Thanks to the New Orleans Jazz Museum & New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park for sponsoring this ‘Yogalates at The Mint’ summer series. This event is supporting a mission of energizing the local community to create a healthy park and healthy people. Wednesday Dates (6:30p - 8:30p): July 26th Aug 23th Follow us on Instagram! @footprints_to_fitness Expect a vitalizing Yoga + Pilates fusion workout, great food, and spirits of course! Grab your workout gear, krewe, ponytail holders, and go cups. Let’s make this summer one to remember! KID FRIENDLY (just don't let them have the liquid courage :) ) What you need: - BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) - Water - Positive attitude ready to party! What you get: - workout - food* - drinks* * Food and drinks sold separately at happy hour prices Location: New Orleans Mint (400 Esplanade Ave.)
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 8:00 PM
Alicia Hawkes + Fancy Drew: Megaphone Marathons VIII
The New Movement - New Orleans – PEOPLE OF AMERICA (and anywhere else): Two forces for comedy good will be converging in "New" Orleans at The New Movement theater as part of their summer comedy festival Megaphone Marathons! Two shows will be crammed into one quivering hour! Here's what's going down: Alicia Hawkes presents her solo sketch show! This is going to be a half hour of fun characters, siq vids, hearty lols, terrifying shadow self confrontation, tearing the boundaries of space-time, poo poo jokes, etc. aaaaaaand Rick Swenson presents Fancy Drew, who is fabulous, sassy, fashionable, and perhaps most importantly, the world's leading queen teen detective. With the help of his elderly sidekick Clara, Fancy Drew ALWAYS gets to the bottom of the many crimes and mysteries happening in his small town of Bottom Bush Creek.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 - Jul 27 @ 8:00 PM
Space Kadet at The Howlin Wolf Den New Orleans
The Howlin Wolf New Orleans – Space Kadet makes their New Orleans debut at The Howlin Wolf New Orleans Den! Wednesday July 26 in the Den Space Kadet plus TBD Doors 8 / Show 9 Tix: $5 :: Space Kadet :: Atlanta, GA based band Space Kadet is a culmination of musician friends Rohan Prakash (Drums and Production), Alex Etheridge (Bass and Production), Thomas Garret (Guitar) and Phil Ordonez (Percussion). Space Kadet explores many genres on the electronic instrumental spectrum with a deep emphasis on creating a spacey funky atmosphere and sound, always leaving the listener in a trance. The band taps into a variety of genres ranging from high energy driven electro-funk to hip hop infused drum and bass into trap, deep dub, house, break beats and more. Recently, the band has shared the stage with praised acts such as The Russ Liquid Test, Zoogma, Sunsquabi, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Werks, Govinda, Higher Learning as well as playing acclaimed festivals such as Purple Hatters Ball, Imagine Festival, Sweetwater 420 festival and Zen Awakening. Space Kadet came together to form an always changing, never ending, groovy space odyssey. Space Kadet deput EP "ULTRA FUNKULAR" coming July 2017... https://soundcloud.com/thekadet/funkular-w-russ-liquid-at-aisle-5-atlanta-ga-6317 http://liveforlivemusic.com/news/space-kadet-gets-to-grooving-on-their-electrofunky-new-single-generations/ https://www.facebook.com/Spacekakes
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 9:00 PM
The Love Witch: a film screening at Gasa Gasa
Gasa Gasa – We will be showing Anna Biller's stylish thriller THE LOVE WITCH (2016) on our big projected screen using the full sound system inside Gasa Gasa! ~~~ *FREE* and there will be happy hour specials at the bar all night Film starts at 9 sharp wednesday july 26th 21+ ~~~ trailer: https://vimeo.com/151970316
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 - Jul 27 @ 9:00 PM
Weird Wednesdays! A George Romero Retrospect
Bar Redux – NOLA Horror Film Fest and Bar Redux Present: Weird Wednesdays! A George Romero Retrospect We will be screening The Crazies (1973) ,Dawn of the Dead (1978), and end the night with Night of The Living Dead (1968) on the patio. The Horror Film Community has lost an Icon. George Romero wrote and directed the 1968, cult classic film, "Night Of The Living Dead", giving birth to the modern zombie genre. Romero went on to build a franchize of Zombie films, including 1978’s Dawn of the Dead, 1985’s Day of the Dead, 1990’s Land of the Dead, 2007’s Diary of the Dead and 2009’s Survival of the Dead. Films screened for free with food, drinks, and NOLA HORROR Film Festival merchandise will be available as usual. Come get weird and honor an Icon of Horror!!! Rest in Peace George Romero...
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 - Jul 27 @ 9:00 PM
Tony Seville & The Cadillacs (Jazz)
Mahogany Jazz Hall Burlesque & Absinthe House – Tony Seville brings you this super talented group of local musicians who will take you back with all time R&B and Jazz classics.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 - Jul 27 @ 9:00 PM
Green Fairy Burlesque
Mahogany Jazz Hall Burlesque & Absinthe House – Enjoy Absinthe and the spirit of New Orleans with a unique experience you can only get at Mahogany Jazz Hall...The Absinthe Experience!!! Get a burlesque performance from a real life Green Fairy, a little presentation about the history of Absinthe and then have your Absinthe prepared by the Green Fairy in our signature preparation method. It's a one of a kind show you won't want to miss.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 11:00 PM
Jet Lounge in the Parish at House of Blues
House of Blues New Orleans – Doors open at 11:00PM 18+ / ID Required Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at 02:00 PM
 
TODAY
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 12:00 AM
Dining Out For Life New Orleans
NO/AIDS Task Force – On Thursday, July 27, do what we do best in New Orleans - go out to eat with your friends and family. If you live here you love good food and time with your friends, so what could be easier than Dining Out For Life to help raise money for the programs and services of NO/AIDS Task Force? This year, dozens of the area's best restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to NO/AIDS Task Force. All you have to do is dine at one of these restaurants and you will be helping those affected by HIV and AIDS in our community. Once again, our friend Poppy Tooker (Champion of Louisiana's culinary customs, cookbook author, and host of the NPR-affiliated "Louisiana Eats.") is joining us as Honorary Chair of Dining Out For Life New Orleans. Poppy invites you to make a day of it! Start with coffee in the Marigny, lunch uptown, a late afternoon snack on Freret, dinner in the French Quarter... and a quick trip to Mid-City for dessert! For over 30 years, NO/AIDS Task Force has been providing hope, care and compassion to thousands of men, women and families affected by HIV & AIDS in Southeast Louisiana. The Task Force acknowledges that the complications of HIV-disease are not just physical, but mental, emotional and social as well. That is why our agency offers a full spectrum of care at low to no cost, including services such as: an HIV medical clinic, food pantry, home delivered meals, housing, mental health, medications, and many others. NO/AIDS also remains committed to the health of our entire community and reaches over 20,000 each year through HIV prevention education efforts. For more information, please visit diningoutforlife.com/neworleans Restaurants are being added daily!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 9:00 AM
Intermediate QuickBooks and Costing Training for Contractors
Urban League of Louisiana – Does the accounting process for your company separate the materials used in each step of your process? Do you know how to detail inventory in QuickBooks & link to your chart of accounts for accurate cost projections & A/R tracking? This course will take a deeper look at how QuickBooks can help manage projects and their related budgets. Attendees will learn to effectively: *Link Expense Accounts to Income Accounts in QuickBooks *Tell the Difference between Account Names & Designation *Create Smooth Inflows & Outflows Attendees will need to provide laptops with the boxed version of QuickBooks installed for this training. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your spot, RSVP today.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 3:00 PM
Neighborhood Night with EatFit NOLA
Café Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar – Join us for Neighborhood Night with our friends at EatFit NOLA! Eat Fit NOLA is a program that encourages chefs to offer more healthful options. The Ochsner Eat Fit seal highlights these better-for-you items right on the menu. We will be serving up our regular Happier Hour menu as well as EatFit cocktails and appetizers! Come one, come all for this nutritious and delicous Neighborhood Night!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
A Talk with the Mayor: A Civic Engagement Social
New Orleans Jazz Market – With such immense challenges facing the future of New Orleans and 18 candidates asking to be hired to serve the people of New Orleans, EngageNOLA is hosting A Talk with the Mayor: A Civic Engagement Social at the Peoples Health Jazz Market (1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.) on Thursday, July 27th, 2017, from 5:30 to 9:00pm. After postponing this event in June due to Tropical Storm Cindy and working with the Mayor's office and the Jazz Market to find a new date, we are excited to share this invitation. This event is a civic engagement discussion between Mayor Mitch Landrieu- City of New Orleans and young New Orleanians about his administration's accomplishments, the important work left undone, and what community members should consider in evaluating the candidates vying to fill his shoes and tackle the City’s endemic problems. A Talk with the Mayor: A Civic Engagement Social will give Mayor Landrieu the opportunity to present remarks about his administration, what he is proud of and what he wishes he had more time to tackle, followed by a facilitated discussion where participants may submit questions which will be vetted by event volunteers. The moderator for the evening will be WWLTV Eyewitness Morning News Anchor Sheba Turk WWLTV. She is also the host of her own entertainment show called “The 504,” which airs weeknights at 9pm on WUPL in New Orleans. This event is free and open to the public, but a RSVP is required to guarantee admittance to the event. Many thanks to our event partner organizations: Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young Professionals 504ward Young Leadership Council (YLC) VAYLA New Orleans Committee for A Better New Orleans Neighborhoods Partnership Network HYPLA - Hispanic Young Professionals of Louisiana New Leaders Council - Louisiana New Orleans Jazz Market
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Luau BIke Night!
New Orleans Harley-Davidson – Luau BIke Night will feature Sailor Jerry's Tiki Bar, New Orleans Surf Rock Band "The UnNaturals", Cash Prizes and Door Prizes!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Martha Wright Ambrose Exhibit, Book Signing and Lecture
Preservation Resource Center – View an exhibit of paintings by artist Martha Wright Ambrose along with a signing of the new book on her works, "Martha Wright Ambrose: The Rediscovery of a Southern Regional Artist" by authors Roulhac Toledano and Scott Veazey. This event will feature a talk on "The Arts and Crafts Club: Its architecture and its People" by Senior Curator Judith H. Bonner of The Historic New Orleans Collection Summer wine tasting by Next to Nothing Wines. 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at PRC (923 Tchoupitoulas St.) Free and open to the public. This exhibit will be on display from June 5, 2017 through August 28, 2017. prcno.org/event/martha-ambrose
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Paul Sanchez at Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum of Southern Art – Fans may know native New Orleanian Paul Sanchez as a founding member of the rock band Cowboy Mouth, with whom he has 11 albums; for his role in the HBO series Treme where he played himself; or as the creative force behind the musical Nine Lives, a musical adaptation of the best-selling multivoiced biography by Dan Baum. Nine Lives follows the lives of nine people in New Orleans from 1965 (the year Hurricane Betsy ravaged the city) through 2005 (the year of Hurricane Katrina) and beyond. Paul Sanchez, transforms audiences with his unique blend of music and storytelling – at once powerful, sad, humorous, entertaining, and hopeful.