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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 

 

Voodoo Drops 2016 Lineup


As the mercury rises, thoughts are already turning to fall. Fortunately, there is lots to look forward to. Today, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience revealed their lineup for the Halloween weekend (10.28-10.30) fete. Tool, Arcade Fire, The Weeknd, The Chainsmokers, Die Antwood, and Les Claypool are just a few of the big names on the 2016 roster. 


Cruise's Krewe


Given the state of the lower quarter of the Lower Quarter, one might be forgiven for thinking they imbibed far too much on Halloween night and the last month has been a long dream. Royal Street is once again decked out with ghosts and ghouls. The retro makeover is all part of a massive movie shoot scheduled to continue through the weekend.


CrimeBits: Unclassified Deaths, Rapes, Domestic Violence, Armed Robberies


Halloween night was busy for the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). Authorities are reporting that Saturday (10.31) night and Sunday (11.01) morning, officers responded to two unclassified deaths, two rapes, a case of domestic violence, a carjacking, and two armed robberies.


Today In NOLA 10.31.15


Happy Halloween! Grab your best costumes because today in New Orleans, there are plenty of spooky ways to celebrate. It’s day 2 of Voodoo Experience, and The Sugar Mill is hosting Hell’s Gala. It’s the 20th Annual Halloween Parade at Molly’s at the Market. If you’re into vampires, consider checking out the annual Ann Rice conference, UnDead Con, at the Hilton Garden Inn! On this day in 1985, Hurricane Juan made his first of two stops in Louisiana, causing days-worth of torrential downpours. With this hurricane season on its way out, check out more frightful happenings this All Hallows’ Eve. 


Spook Shops

Where to Find a Costume in a Clutch



Halloween is only a couple of days away. Many locals plugged in their glue gun in July and haven't stopped since. However, for the rest of us, NoDef offers our annual list of costume shops. Below are some last minute options for both those looking for something prete-a-porter and the brave souls planning to pull an all night costume build.


Spooky Storms: Halloween Weather Outlook


The skies are blue today, but come Halloween weekend, the weather may be giving revelers the blues. Forecasters are predicting a wet weekend with Halloween set to be storm central. The chances of thunderstorms on Saturday (10.31) night are close to 100 percent according to the National Weather Service (NWS).


Boo-k Bash

Photos From the Library's Spooktacular Saturday



Halloween is a week long celebration in New Orleans. On Saturday (10.24), the New Orleans Public Library Foundation kicked off the festivities with their annual Spooktacular Fall Fest. Costumed kids and parents descended on the Algiers Regional Library for entertainment by the Uptown Music Theater, magic, games, and even some books. 


Spirits' Soiree


This time of year, the ghost tours in the Quarter are not just for tourists. Today, the Friends of the Cabildo announced details for their popular Ghostly Tours and their 5th Annual Hostly Gallivant fundraiser.


Mystikal Thrills Fans With Halloween Track


Mystikal’s last hit was a collaboration with Mark Ronson. However, the local artist’s latest hit is look back at his roots. On Thursday (10.08) Mystikal thrilled fans with the surprise release of “Monsta” a Halloween themed track with lots of samples from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”


Ghost Boasts Begin


Halloween is creeping closer which means several weeks of bad puns on Twitter and saturation level tales of hauntings in the Quarter. Yahoo! Travel Editor-In-Chief Paula Froelich is taking the lead on the latter. The writer’s tour of haunted New Orleans is the subject matter of a video on the site this week


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