Saturday, May 12, 2012

Weekend Fun w/Cats, Veggies, Nature, Champagne and Art!!

Happy Saturday - Lots of good stuff going on today!

Join SpayMart Thrift and Gift (6601 Veterans Blvd) today from 10 am to 4 pm as MEN IN BLACK 3 joins SpayMart's Back in Black, for a national adoption event.   Black cats everywhere are donning their dark glasses and engaging their "flashy things" to wipe out the myths and stereotypes about black cats.....Come out on Saturday to the SpayMart Thrift and Gift and receive advance screening passes and movie posters for Columbia Pictures' new film, MEN IN BLACK 3, opening in theatres on May 25th. In addition, anyone who adopts a cat will receive a special MEN IN BLACK 3 super soaker water gun and sunglasses. Adoption costs will be waived, and you'll get to go home with your forever friend!! For more information: 504-454-8200

Get your inner veggie on at Veggie Fest - New Orleans Vegan Food Festival!! The fun is all weekend long from 10:00 to 5:00 pm at the Healing Center (2372 St. Claude) Check out the schedule below and click on the link for tickets!

■11:00-12:30 DR. TEL-OREN Aging skin, moles, growths, tags, spots & blemishes: how and why do they develop? Prevent risks and treat them safely, painlessly and aesthetically using nutritional methods and lifestyle while improving your health and protecting your youthful skin.
■12:30-1:30 CHRISTINE WALTERMEYER Glorious Grains – Cooking Demonstration.
■1:00-2:00 TABOO BRASS BAND music
■1:30-3:00 DR. TEL-OREN The diet myth- pretentious yet conflicting diets, many appear successful and logical but in reality cause long term harm to your health. What are the strengths versus the weaknesses?
■3:00-4:00 ELLEN JAFFE JONES “Eat Vegan on $4 a Day” (speaking)
■4:00-5:30 DR. GREGOR The latest in clinical nutrition 2012.

■10:00-11:00 MICHELE CLAIBORNE Kitchen Pharmacy, learn how you can create healing from your own kitchens.
■11:00-12:00 DR. TEL-OREN Should food be thy medicine? Learn scientific proven ways of optimal health and longevity.
■12:00-1:00 DEREK GOODWIN Yoga and Veganism.
■1:00-2:00 DR. TEL-OREN How innocent foods can destroy our health: The untold scientific story of allergies, sensitivities, and inflammation as triggers and promoters of chronic disease.
■1:00-2:00 MOXIE SAZERAC of Slow Burn Burlesque
■2:00-3:00 ELLEN JAFFE JONES “Eating Veg on a Budget.” (food demo)
■3:00-4:00 PAUL MAGEE BERRY The naturally cleansing benefits of raw, vegan foods as a foundation for whole health.
■4:00-5:00 MICHELE CLAIBORNE Delicious Nutritious Raw Recipes from easy to grow Foods.

Celebrate FORESTival 2012 from 11:00am - 5:00pm today at A Studio In The Woods (13401 Patterson Road)....For the third year in a row, A Studio In The Woods, will host FORESTIVAL - a celebration of art and nature. The festival showcases former artist/residents work as well as the history and happenings of this unique environment. FORESTIVAL is open to the public and offers families a chance to experience Louisiana's Wetlands set to live music, food, artistic demonstrations and more. The event is free, food and drinks are available for purchase and a $5 donation is suggested. Enjoy music from Meschiya Lake, Luther Gray, Mark Growden and Dr. Jean Montes.

Get yourself down to Champions Square (on Poydras - right next door to the Superdome) for a Free performance with the LPO and Kermit Ruffins!! The gates open at 6:30 pm and the concert begins at 7:30 pm!!

Please join in celebrating the first annual Champagne Stroll on Magazine Street! Set to take place tonight, from 5 to 9 pm, shops are staying open late all along Magazine Street. There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres, live music, and celebrating with Champagne! Octavia Art Gallery will be holding an opening reception for Order/Chaos, an exhibit of new works by New Orleans artist Jeffrey Pitt.
And keep on strolling so you don't miss the Floor and Decor Designer's Outlet's (2801 Magazine St.) Artists Reception, works in Glass, found objects, drawing, painting, jewelry, photography, and sculpture, with hors D'oeuvres and champagne, participating artists include amazing works from Collin Ferguson, Pat Jolly, Mark Orfanos, Kiki Huston, Kat Cogswell, Richard C. Thomas, Pax Bobrow, Trina Davis, Steven Lindsley, J David Lindsley, Steve Fazende, Kat Walker, Michele Benson Huck, Michael Fedor, Moira Crone, and Dona Simons and fantastic music by Kat Walker!!

And there's more art and fun on Freret at the Du Mois Gallery (4921 Freret)!!  Tonight from 5:00 to 8:00 pm celebrate the opening of their newest show visages featuring Devin Meyers and Fat Kids sponsored by Yelp.  Devin is a folk artist that works in paints and now sequins and has been know to paint the occasional mural or car. Fat Kids might also be recognized as some of the New Orleans' street art. Both bring a sense color and vibrancy, often contemplating countenance and face.  Yelp will host many vendors including Deep Eddy Vodka and Saint Arnold to local fare from Midway Pizza, Dat Dog, La Cocinita and Pure Cake...and are sponsoring the evening, DJ and all!

Alrighty, well that should keep you busy today...If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire -!!

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