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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 

 

Ali-Spinks in da Dome (Video)


On Friday (6.03), America and the boxing community lost a great. Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74 years-old according to a family spokesperson. Ali was a man who suffered several setbacks, but always pulled himself off the canvas and rose to higher heights—like the City of New Orleans. On September 15, 1978, Ali traveled to NOLA to defeat Leon Spinks and win the WBA Heavyweight belt for the third time.


Where to Watch Mayweather-Pacquiao in NOLA


Floyd Mayweather’s last run in with New Orleans involved a lawsuit against the Wine Bistro for claiming that the champ and his “Money Team” would be at a Super Bowl kickoff party. Litigation aside, New Orleans is geared up for the fight versus Manny Pacquiao tonight.


Fight Night in the Crescent City: Local Boxing Standouts Gear Up For 3-Bout Card on Erato


by Emma Boyce

Friday Night Fights may be a big show. But in terms of fighting prowess, Saturday's card is the main event. Professional boxing comes to the Big Easy December 1 as the Crescent City Boxing Gym (3101 Erato) gears up to host three big bouts in their facility at 8 pm. On Friday, NoDef stopped by the gym to get a handle on how the pre-fight hype was shaking out.


Freret Friday Night Fights Get 'Sexy'


Freret Street Boxing Gym likes their Uptown neighborhood so much, they decided to put a ring on it. The ever-popular Friday Night Fights returns for the first time since early May with the “Sexy Summer Edition,” set to take place this Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m.


Towel Thrown in Again


by Shay Sokol

Yet again, tonight's Friday Night Fights on Freret St. has again been postponed due to cold weather. But this time, it’s really put off… ‘til after Mardis Gras. The question is: will any of us have the stamina by then? The fight was going to be a “winter wonderland show,” complete with a Frosty the Snowman. Sorry Frosty, but we hope you’ll melt before Mardis Gras begins.


Fight Night Price Hike


By Shay Shokol

UPDATED: The Fights have been moved to Feb 11 on account of inclement weather (aka "the misery outside.")

It’s that time of month again. The undeniable good time known as Friday Night Fight, hosted by the Freret St. Boxing Gym, will be held tomorrow night at 4510 Freret St. But instead of paying $15 at the door to join the pit of people pumping beer kegs and begging for blood, this time you’ll have to cough up $20. You may still get a ticket for $15 in advance by going to the gym and talking to Mike, or calling the host Kevin Jambon at 504.512.4542.


Father Said Knock You Out?

Boxing Gym Regular Looking for a Fight Night Shot



Among the drag queens, rappers and Rage Against the Machine cover band, one faithful boxing gym fixture might be noticeably sidelined at tonight's edition of Friday Night Fights on Freret St.


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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Listings Editor


Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock