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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 

 

SAMEDI

February 25th

Krewe of Iris

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

All-female group is one of Carnival's oldest krewes

 

Krewe of Tucks

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

1,300 men and women make up one of the most satirical and irreverent krewes in Mardi Gras

 

Krewe of Endymion 

Mid-City Route, 4:15PM

One of the biggest and most extravagant parades, Endymion is long enough to last all night

 

Big Freedia

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Bounce Queen moves ‘dat azz

 

Leroy Jones Quartet

The Bombay Club, 8:30PM

Classic jazz trumpet

 

Sticky Fingers

House of Blues, 8PM

Australian reggae rockers

 

SiriusXM Jam On Presents: Galactic

Tipitina’s, 11PM

First-rate funk band is joined tonight by Stoop Kids

 

Hustle with DJ Soul Sister

Hi-Ho Lounge, 11PM

Underground disco and rare groove dance party 

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10PM

Beloved brass band takes the stage

 

Washboard Chaz Blues Trio

Blue Nile, 7PM

The iconic Washboard Chaz takes a break from the Tin Men to lead this trio 

DIMANCHE

February 26th

Krewe of Okeanos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

Celebrating it's 68th year, Okeanos is heavy on tradition

 

Krewe of Mid-City

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11:45AM

Yes, the Mid-City krewe is parading along the Uptown route

 

Krewe of Thoth

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

Thoth seeks to bring Carnival joy to the sick and infirm 

 

Krewe of Bacchus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:15PM

Celebrating the God of wine, feasts, and general good times, Bacchus is one of the most anticipated parades 

 

Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

Rare Form, 4PM

NYC-based hot jazz, blues and swing

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Academy Awards Watch Party

Prytania Theatre, 6PM 

Enjoy snacks, cocktails and more as the rich & famous vie for those golden statuettes ($25)

 

Swingin’ Sundays

The Allways Lounge, 8PM

Weekly recurring dance lessons to live swing music (FREE)

 

LEON + Jacob Banks

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

European invasion from Swedish indie pop star LEON and UK-based R&B singer Jacob Banks ($15)

 

Dumpstaphunk + Miss Mojo

Howlin' Wolf, 10PM

Ivan & krewe bring da funk, joined by Miss Mojo

 

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & John Papa Gros

d.b.a., 11PM

Golden Eagles Chief brings Mardi Gras Indian funk

 

Jason Neville Band

Vaso, 11PM

Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose

Salú Chef Pairs French Food, European Wine for First 4-Course Wine Dinner


For those looking to be whisked away to Europe Thursday night, head over to Salu for their first of many dinners with wine pairings. Recent Massachusetts transplant Chef Dustin Brien joined Salú (3226 Magazine St.) in November and is no stranger to Wine Dinners.   


Blo Magazine to Bring the Heat on Hair Styles


As Carnival rolls closer, one new business is offering ball-goers a convenient stop for festive fringe. Blo, a salon devoted entirely to the art of hair styling, is coming to 5530 Magazine St. on January 26. Blo Magazine, the latest installment of “North America’s Original Blow Dry Bar,” skips the cuts and colors and goes straight for the heat.


Sustainable Salú: New Chef Brings 'Farm to Fork' Approach to Magazine St. Spot


by Emma Boyce

Executive Chef Dustin Brien brings his expertise from North Andover, Massachusetts to the heart of Magazine Street as the new chef of Salú (3226 Magazine St.). After working at a restaurant in Massachusetts with a “farm to fork” policy, Brien plans to use fresh, local ingredients to bring out the best in the Magazine Street spots that splices influences from French, Spanish and Italian cuisine.     


Merriment on Magazine Lights Up for Local Holiday Shopping


by Emma Boyce

Christmas is coming and although we don’t have snow to set the tone, Magazine Street frolics into the holiday spirit this December.  Every Saturday of the month, starting Dec. 1, Magazine Street shops will be open later, their bulbs will burn brighter and their sales, like their holiday spirit, will be ubiquitous.  


Magazine Madness for Small Business Saturday


by M.D. Dupuy

Black Friday brought droves of rabid shoppers to Best Buys and Targets all over the country, but today is reserved for the little guys. It’s Small Business Saturday, and boutiques and shops along Magazine Street are abuzz with customers. American Express sponsors the event, which incentivizes small shopping through credit bonuses.


Magazine Street Blues Festival Parks Uptown


by Emma Boyce

New Orleans knows the blues, but we also know how to cure them.  From 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday, the corner of Magazine and Napoleon will be buzzing with food trucks, live music, dance and rows of tents for the fourth annual Magazine Street Blues Festival.  


Magazine Street Stickup Stymied, 4 Arrested


Cops caught up with a quartet of of alleged criminals last night shortly after the youngest among them robbed a group of people on Magazine Street, according to the New Orleans Police Department. About 8:30 p.m., two teens, ages 14 and 15, pointed guns at a group of four adults near the intersection of Louisiana and Magazine, according to police. The pair got a wallet and purse off the victims, but a woman started screaming for help before all the loot was turned over.


Halloween Costuming with Miss Claudia


by Emma Boyce

It’s that time of year again.  Hocus Pocus on every channel.  Finishing a bag of mini-sized kit-kats before the first trick or treaters even ring the bell.  And the one thing on everyone’s mind is: what will I wear!


Smash Course

Inside the New Smashburger on Magazine Street



The New Orleans burger bonanza continues to spread through Uptown, and this time the trend has national ramifications. Smashburger is set to open up a franchise on Magazine Street.


New Neighbors Bring More Eats to Magazine Street


by Mary-Devon Dupuy

One of New Orleans’ fastest growing neighborhoods is filling out its corridors, with two new adjacent businesses popping up in the 1900 block of Magazine. The Lower Garden District has long been home to local favorites Juan’s Flying Burrito, Aidan Gill for men, Trashy Diva, and a long list of other boutiques, restaurants, and galleries. The newest additions to this hub of hipness are the Roux Public House restaurant  (1910 Magazine) and its neighbor, Diva Dawg (1906 Magazine) a gourmet hot dog hangout.


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Contributors:

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,

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Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock