5 ways to make the most of your week in New Orleans

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From a symphony concert to an emo party, there's plenty to enjoy in New Orleans this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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New Orleans Civic Symphony Concert

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Join the New Orleans Civic Symphony on Monday for a night of great music. As always, our concerts are free! The program for this concert includes Maurice Ravel's Valse Nobles et Semntimentales, Cesar Franck's Psyche No.s 1-4 and Camille Saint-Saens' Danse Bacchanale.

When: Monday, May 6, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: UNO Perfroming Arts Center, Recital Hall, 2000 Lakeshore Drive
Admission: Free

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Soft Skills Showcase

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Come celebrate and learn about soft skills development at YouthForce NOLA's Soft Skills Showcase! Also known as 21st century skills, soft skills such as communication, problem solving and collaboration are critical for success in a modern economy and world. At the showcase, educators, families and community members will have a chance to see the impact that soft skills can have on a student's success.

When: Tuesday, May 7, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Junior Achievement of Greater, 5100 Orleans Ave.
Admission: Free

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Public Records Workshop

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Have you ever wondered how Louisiana’s public records laws work? On Tuesday, journalists from The Lens will explain how you can use public records to hold your government agencies accountable and how to get those records. This time, we will focus on criminal justice records. 

When: Tuesday, May 7, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Blue House, 1700 S. Rampart
Admission: Free (RSVP); $35 (RSVP and membership)

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Own Your Narrative: A Spoken Word Poetry Performance

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Join us on Thursday at the Contemporary Arts Center for a space-ship happy hour and a spoken word poetry performance. The event features eight talented poets, including Rutina Wesley from "Queen Sugar"!

When: Thursday, May 9, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St.
Admission: Free

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Emo Night New Orleans: The Summer of Sadness Kickoff

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It's 95 degrees out with 100% humidity, but is that going to stop you from wearing all black? No! Emo Night New Orleans is helping you maintain your edge and aesthetic during the worst time of year to live in the south! So come out to Emo Night and show Mother Nature that no matter how hot she makes it, she'll never warm up that ice box that you call a heart!

When: Friday, May 10, 10 p.m.-3 a.m.
Where: Republic NOLA, 828 S. Peters St.
Admission: $10 (Advance)

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