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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 

 

NOPD Officer Fights for Life After I-10 Crash


A New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) officer is fighting for her life after being hit by a suspected drunk driver while working an accident on Interstate-10 early on Sunday (6.05) morning according to NOPD Chief Michael Harrison.


Breesus Saves (Video)


Breesus continues to perform as many miracles away from the gridiron. This week Ellen DeGeneres checked hosted two friends with a touching story as well as their idol Drew Brees. The story is a moving NOLA tale.


Overnight Crime Report: Unclassified Death, Fatal Crash, Bomb Scare, Domestic Violence


Crime was down yesterday according to the Major Offense Log (MOL) for Wednesday (5.40). The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to a case of domestic violence, a bomb scare, an unclassified death, and fatal Lamborghini accident.


Overnight Crime Report: 2 Rapes, 2 Muggings, Fatal Auto Accident


Tuesday’s (2.16) Major Offense Log (MOL) from the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is out. Authorities are investigating two rapes, two muggings, and a fatal car crash.


Alleged Drunk Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash


The prospect of losing your license is frightening, but drunk driving holds the potential for far worse consequences. A 37-year-old is behind bars after allegedly killing another man in a drunk driving accident.


NOPD Suspends Two Cops After DWIs


There are two less cops on the streets after the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) issued a pair of emergency suspensions on Saturday (1.30). In separate incidents, a couple of cops were removed from active duty after finding themselves on the receiving end of DWI arrests according to the Department.


Man Killed in Fatal CBD Wreck


A 39-year-old man died in a car crash in the Central Business Distirct (SBD) on Monday (1.25) morning according to the New Orleans Police department.  


Fatal Crash on I-10


An early morning traffic accident claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman. Three other people were hospitalized as a result of the wreck according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).


Fatal Motorcycle Wreck on I-10


An accident on the highway claimed the life of a motorcyclist on Saturday (1.16) morning. A 36-year-old man form LaPlace was the victim of the fatal wreck according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).


Two Fatal Accidents Mar Holiday


Unfortunately, Christmas has been busy for the NOPD Fatality Unit. Two separate accidents over the last 24 hours have claimed a pair of lives, a pedestrian on the West Bank and a driver in the East.


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