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February 23rd

Knights of Babylon

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

This historic krewe takes its cues from ancient Mesopotamia and Carnival traditions from 75 years ago

 

Krewe of Chaos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Expect a satirical slant to this parade

 

Krewe of Muses

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Step aside, gentlemen. This all female krewe is one of the Mardi Gras all-stars

 

Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds go head to head with the Houston Rockets

 

Nicole Lynn Fox Variety Hour

The Allways Lounge & Theatre, 8PM 

Famed drag star hosts a drag and variety show

 

Better Than Ezra

The Civic Theatre, 9:30PM

New Orleans alt-rock trio perform on their home turf

 

Fast Times '80s Dance Night

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

A Mardi Gras-themed version of this weekly dance party ($5)

 

Ball of Joy 

Joy Theater, 11PM

A happiness-enducing Mardi Gras ball

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Weekly recurring engagement

 
Blue Nile, 11PM
Every Thursday night swing by for reggae-heavy dance beats

VENDREDI

February 24th

Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures or DIVA

French Quarter Route, 1:30PM

Watch this bustier-clad krewe as they traverse through the Vieux Carre 

 

Krewe of Hermes

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6PM

Celebrating its 80th year in Carnival

 

Le Krewe d'Etat

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6:30PM 

An anarchic krewe that holds its own place in Mardi Gras lore

 

Krewe of Morpheus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 7PM

A co-ed krewe known for elaborate floats and enviable throws

 

The Krewe of Debauche

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 9PM

A Mardi Gras debauchery ball featuring gypsy balkan beats, bellydance and more ($15)

 

The Get Money Stop Hatin Tour

Cafe Istanbul, 9PM

8th annual tour showcasing the biggest independent talents in hip hop ($20)

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

Dance to the swinging tunes of the UK underground 

 

A Queen and Bowie Tribute Show

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

Local talents come out to play the tunes of David Bowie and Queen

 

Grunge Night: NIRVANNA

House of Blues, 10PM

A Nirvana tribute concert featuring bands like The Kurt Loders

 

Burlesque Ballroom

Jazz Playhouse, 11PM

Burlesque pioneer Trixie Minx brings striptease to Bourbon 

 

Foundation of Funk

Tipitina's, 11PM

NOLA superground band is joined by special guests Anders Osborne & Jon Cleary

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Prytania Theatre, 11:59PM

A midnight showing of the penultimate movie about the boy wizard 

 

Today in NOLA: 6.04.16


Oyster Fest starts today. In addition to some local acts, music lovers will have their choice of stars in the country, rap, or fastcore world. Plus, Ladies Arm Wrestling returns. On this day in New Orleans history, Dew Drop Inn founder Frank Painia - who was also known as the Mayor of LaSalle St. - was born in Plaquemine (1911), and bass player Lloyd Lambert (Ray Charles, Little Richard) was born in Thibodaux (1928). Now, more to do today.


'Hurricane Bianca' Makes Landfall


New Orleans has no shortage of drag royalty, but Bianca Del Rio (nee Roy Haylock) is the queen of queens, the Daenerys  Targaryen of the NOLA scene. Del Rio made a national name for herself after wining Season 6 winner of “Rupaul's Drag Race.” On Friday (6.03), she is releasing a feature film, “Hurricane Bianca.”


Today in NOLA: 6.03.16


The humidity is rising, but so is the volume today. Mystikal, Debauche, and Ike Stubbleflield are all setting their amps to 11 this evening. Plus, check out an art opening, the Stooges, or Colin Lake. On this day in history, men working at the Mint lost their title as federal employees after Louisiana seceded from the Union (1861), and Gov. Henry W. Allen delivered his farewell address at the end of the Civil War (1865). Don't lose today before checking these out:


Boil Water Advisory: Lower Ninth Ward


Crawfish season might be winding down, but over at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBMO) berl season is just beginning. On Thursday (6.02), the agency issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the Lower Ninth Ward.


The Trashanova Strikes Back


Sidney Torres is back! After inspiring a television show about a mogul fighting crime, the Trashanova is once again turning his attention to policing the French Quarter. On Thursday (6.02), SDT IV announced that the launch of “French Quarter Task Force 2.0.”


Today in NOLA: 6.02.16


Culture mavens have their choice between jazz in the park or after hours art tonight. Plus, some reggae royalty is in town, Bonnie Raitt is getting a salute, and plenty of locals acts are gigging. Today in 1885 was the closing day of the New Orleans World’s Fair, known as the World Cotton Centennial. A monument from the Fair stands at the intersection of Esplanade and Bayou Road. More things to see and do tonight:


Pressure Drop: The Entire Lower Nine


New Orleans residents are used to regular street closures and block-by-block pressure drops as the City works their way through the tedious process of replacing our decaying infrastructure. However, the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board (SWBNO) took infrastructure delays to a new level when they announced that the entire Lower Ninth Ward would be experiencing the dreaded pressure drops.


Overnight Crime Report: Unclassified Death, Two Cuttings, Two Muggings


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) only had to respond to five incidents in the last 24 hours according to the Major Offense Log (MOL). The MOL contained an unclassified death, two cuttings, and two muggings.


Today in NOLA: 6.01.16


Hurricane season starts today. Fortunately, the (Tengger) Calvalry is coming to town. So is cult hero Kevin Smith. Plus, today is your last chance to check out Wednesday at the Square for the season. On this day in 1975, the Rolling Stones kicked off their Tour of the Americas at LSU. Read on for more events today:


POTUS Tries to Reason With Hurricane Season


Hurricane season starts on Wednesday (6.01) officially. In New Orleans, we know that the federal government sometimes ignores this season altogether. However, on Tuesday (5.31), President Obama issued some advice on preparation to the American people.


Overnight Crime Report: Double Homicide, Three Rapes, Three Muggings, Home Invasion, Domestic Violence


Violent crime shows no sign of abatement. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to a double homicide, three rape cases, three muggings, a bloody home invasion, and domestic violence according to the Major Offense Log (MOL).


Today in NOLA: 5.31.16


Today is the last day before hurricane season and there will be plenty of music to calm any concerns whether you’re looking for metal, classical organ, or experimental jazz. On this day in New Orleans history, the original Canal streetcar line made its last run in 1964. More from today:


Broadmoor Shooting Claims Two Lives


The recent crime wave continued on Memorial Day (5.30) morning. Two men were fatally shot at a Broadmoor residence on Monday morning according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).


Play Ball!


Louisiana may not have a pro baseball franchise, but the Pelican State is dominant at the college level. Five teams from the state received seeds to the College Baseball World Series. Baton Rouge and Lafayette will each host regionals.


Today in NOLA: 5.30.16


There is one last day of the long weekend remaining and there are plenty of ways to wrap it up in style whether you’re looking for a berl in the Quarter, music, or a more serious remembrance for the holiday. On this day in 1862, Union Admiral David Farragut captured Baton Rouge. Now, more to do, today.


Second Line Alert:Bayou Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Club


Get set for the rare Mid-City second line today. The New Orleans Bayou Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Club are ready to strut in their Parade For Peace Saturday (5.29) afternoon.


Today in NOLA: 5.29.16


Today in history: in a crushing blow to the Confederates, Union forces captured New Orleans on May 29, 1862. However, the city is thriving in 2016 with three fests and two great evening musical performances. For more to do, click on through.


Rob Ryan (Finally) Talks Some Trash About Saints


Just a few years ago, NOLA was awash in love for Rob Ryan. But, the former Saints defensive coordinator quickly went from the hero of Ms. Mae’s to an exiled goat. It appears that the feelings are now mutual. During an interview with “The MMQB”, Ryan finally took some swipes back at the Black n’ Gold.


Today in NOLA: 5.28.16


Memorial Day Weekend is in full force. There are four fests to keep you busy during the day. If you’re still standing this evening, music offerings span from Morning 40 to Doug E. Fresh to Johnny V.’s birthday bash. On this day in 1818, PGT Beauregard, inventor, first prominent general of the Confederacy, and Louisiana Lottery Commissioner was born in St. Bernard Parish. Now, more to today.


Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, Three Shootings, Mugging, Internet Date Gone Bad


An unclassified death, two rapes, three shootings, a mugging, and a internet date gone horribly wrong kept the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) busy in the last 24 hours according to the Major Offense Log (MOL).


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