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Today in NOLA 8.20.17

Today, show down with the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club in City Park. Little Gem Saloon will put on their final staging of the Pulitzer Prize nominated work Love Letters to benefit a New Orleanian in need. Explore your kinks at the Hi-Ho's BDSM-meets-burlesque show, or set your intentions in the New Moon Women's Circle at Rosalie Apothecary. On this day, bassist Julius Farmer was born on August 20, 1949. On a darker note, 269 people died of yellow fever in New Orleans on August 20, 1853, deeming the date “Black Day.” Now, more to do this Saturday.

Zulu Review

Mardi Gras Photos from African-American Krewe's Parade, Fest

It may have been cold and wet, but the Zulu Social Aide and Pleasure Club made sure Mardi Gras spirits were raised on the route Tuesday morning.

Zulu Lundi Gras Fest Returns to Riverfront

Before they start slinging coconuts on Tuesday morning, the Krewe of Zulu is inviting potential parade goers to Woldenberg Park. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, March 3, the members of the historic krewe will be honoring their royalty with appearances from the Zulu characters, music, food, and more. 

City Council Roundup: Zulu Expansion, Blight, NOPD Residency

While NOPD and the housing stock were on the minds of our elected officials this week, New Orleans' legislative body also had time to here the plans of a krewe. The New Orleans City Council talked blight, city workers' residency requirement and a new Zulu zone at this week's meeting.

Mardi Gras 2.12.13

Happy Mardi Gras! There's a little something for every kind of reveler going on today, from St. Anne to St. Charles. On this day in 1861, Louisiana adopted her official flag of the Republic of Louisiana. Click for more events, and get ready, it's Carnival time! 

Carnival Kickoff

Rex, Zulu Unveil Themes and Posters As Mayor Mitch Cuts the King Cake

Phunny Phellows and a handful of Joan of Arcs heralded the arrival of Carnival under cover of Twelfth Night. But when the morning came, it was time for the royals to step out and herald the season.

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