Weekend Goings-On in the Crescent City

I'm working on building a healthy social life, so I'm signed up to get emails from all sorts of organizations and businesses. Since Saturday is the only day I'm not working most of the events that I post will probably fall on a Saturday.

Event: 1st Quad-Annual JAJO (January, April, July, and October) Expo
Date: July 25th
Time: 11:30am to 5pm
Location: Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Art Center (1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd)
Cost? $5

There will be artists, crafters, hair stylists and more there. Check out the Facebook event page for more information. This was organized by Summer, whose Isoism T-shirts are awesome.


Event: Caring Partners: An Afternoon Focus on Caregiving & Healing
Date: July 25th
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: New Orleans Museum of Art
Cost? Free, if you have a Louisiana ID

An afternoon of community awareness events presented in conjunction with "Caring Partners" from Covenant House, Greater New Orleans Immunization Network, Louisiana State University School of Nursing and Ochsner Blood Bank. Activities include a blood drive, free blood pressure checks, and free "Childhood Shots" for children (please bring your child's shot record for the free shots), as well as two screenings of the documentary film The Sandwich Generation. Each screening of The Sandwich Generation will be preceded by the 10-minute short film See Me/Look at Me.

The Sandwich Generation, those caught between their aging parents and young children, includes some 20 million Americans. In this emotionally charged account of family caregiving, filmmaker Julie Winokur and her husband, photojournalist Ed Kashi (featured in The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography), expose their personal lives with unflinching candor. Winokur and Kashi uprooted their two children and their business in order to move 3,000 miles cross-country to care for Winokur's father, Herbie, who suffers from dementia. Winokur and Kashi are faced with difficult choices and overwhelming responsibility as they charge head on through their Sandwich years. It is a story of love, family dynamics and the immeasurable sacrifice of those who are caught in the middle.

See Me/Look at Me is a multiple award-winning short film about caregiving, recommended by the LSU School of Nursing.


I may force myself to go to the kickoff party, and I already know what I'm wearing for WLN.

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