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Krewe of Chewbacchus Gears up for Star Trek Themed Roll Sat., Chewbacchanal Ball

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus never fails to make the parade route an out-of-this-world experience. The sci fi themed Mardi Gras organization is highlighting Star Trek for their 2014 Carnival parade, which rolls in the Marigny this Saturday night, February 22.  

Today in New Orleans: 01.25.14

Today, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is joining the L.A. based modern dance group Diavolo for a night of “architecture in motion.” Chewbacchus is setting their Phasers to stunning again for this year’s fashion show, and the Monster Jam is bringing big trucks to Da’ Dome for family friendly, super sized entertainment. On this day in 1864, Henry Watkins Allen succeeded Thomas Overton Moore as Confederate Governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Saturday.

Today in New Orleans 1.26.13

Whether it’s colossal Krewe or a kid-sized parade you’re after, Saturday night has something in store for you. There’s also live music and theatre from St. Claude to Oak Street. On this day in 1861, Louisiana’s Secession Convention voted to secede from the Union to become the Republic of Louisiana. Now, more Carnival craziness in the Crescent City.

Pax Chewbacchus: Nerds Unite as Sci-Fi, Fantasy Krewes Announce Accord

by Brad Rhines

Peace has come to the galaxy at last. NoDef recently reported on the rift among the city’s nerds, as the Mystic Krewe of PUEWC prepared to protest outside of Chewbacchus’s annual Alien Beach Party this past weekend, demanding that New Orleans’ premier sci-fi carnival krewe expand their membership to representatives of horror and fantasy genres. While Chewbacchus Overlord Ryan Ballard initially told NoDef that “this aggression shall not stand,” an accord was struck Saturday night and a treaty of sorts was announced from the stage at Tipitina’s.

Today in New Orleans: 7.21.12

Today, the Swamp Pop festival goes down up in Gonzales, the Record Raid hits St. Claude, and the Krewe of Chewbacchus takes over Tip’s, but not if PUEWC has anything to say about it. On this day in history, late clarinet and sax palyer Omer Simeon was born in New Orleans (1902), and prolific session player Plas Johnson was born in Donaldsonville (1931). Now for more of today:

Krewe of Chewbacchus Hosts Alien Beach Party, Fights Fantasy Insurgents

by Brad Rhines

The Krewe of Chewbacchus is usually just trying to set the hyperdrive straight for Carnival season around this time of year. But this year they'll have a few stopovers along the way to their annual Mardi Gras mission. On Saturday, sci-fi fans from across the galaxy will descend on Tipitina’s for the Krewe of Chewbacchus’ second annual Alien Beach Party, guaranteed to be the wildest party this side of Tatooine.

NoDef Nods: In, Out, and What's Next

Hot and Not in 2011, and Who to Watch in 2012

In 2011, a lot of the old maxims about New Orleans' resistance to change got thrown out the window. From Freret Street to Mayor Mitch's office to the Krewe of Chewbacchus, the City showed us that changing with the times, if not desired, is at the very least inevitable and therefore necessary. Waters around us have grown and all that. To be sure, many of the old vanguards of the city will live on past this period. But there are a few who came later that didn't live up to the hype. That doesn't mean they won't be back around again. As EWE taught us, you can always come back and marry someone who makes you look good. So, without further rambling, here's a list of who's in and who's out in 2011, and what to look out for in 2012.

Today's Events: 7.30.11

July 30, when New Orleans Democrats ordered police to raid an integrate Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150. (1866), when Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees premiered, marking the first cartoon to use Technicolor (1932) when "In God We Trust" became the national motto (1956), when Medicaid and Medicare were established (1965). It's birthdays for Henry Ford (1863), Buddy Guy (1939) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (1974). When looking for something to do, put your trust in NoDef today, and peruse the following:

Let the Wookie Win

As The Season (I thought there was only Hot or Cold?) gets underway, it's time for locals to start showing who they know and how long they've lived here by getting Carnival krewes back together. For the Mardi Gras marcher looking for less Southern gentry and more, well, geeky, there's the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus.  The Krewe rolls with the Box of Wine parade after the early Uptown parades on Bacchus Sunday, and dues are only $42. Tonight, the Krewe is holding a member sign-up social at its spiritual home, the Big Top Gallery. It's free...and sci-fi themed! (VIA)

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