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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: 6.10.16


Today in NOLA, there is music to suit all tastes. So, check out some brass, Americans, swing, or funk. On this day in 1961, the famous Preservation Hall officially opened its doors. Now, more to do this Friday.


Today in New Orleans 8.23.13


Start your day off at Ogden to celebrate the museum's 10th anniversary, and close out the evening in City Park for tonight's Friday Nights at NOMA. Irvin Mayfield's Love Sessions also kicks off tonight. On this judge in 2002, a three-judge court appeals panel unanimously rejected Edwin Edwards appeal on convictions. Now, more to do this Friday. 


French Quarter Fest Music Picks: Saturday


Saturday is High Fest, as 20 stages are available for listening pleasure in the French Quarter. Any stroll through the Vieux Carre is sure to tantalize the aural inclinations. Once again, April Siese mines the schedule for a handful of French Quarter Fest gems:


Today's Events: 1.31.12


Today, Black American Music bands do battle in the Marigny, singer songwriters venture to Siberia and Rebirth returns to the Maple Leaf. On this day in Louisiana history riverboat and Preservation Hall banjo man Emmanuel Sayles was born (1907), and the Grateful Dead was busted on drug charges in New Orleans after a show at The Warehouse. The incident is thought to inspire the classic, "Truckin'" (1970). Don't get busted down on Bourbon Street, check these out:


Today's Events: 1.26.12


Today, Dave Jordan pulls double duty for the release of his new CD, Big History tops an all-night bill at TIp's and A Behanding in Spokane resumes at Allways Lounge. On this day in Louisiana history, Louisiana's Secession Convention voted to secede from the Union and become the Republic of Louisiana (1861). Happy birthday to the late Huey "Piano" Smith (1934), Jean Knight (1943) and, from out Lake Charles, Lucinda Williams (1954). Get on your way to becoming Mr. Big Stuff today with the following:


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