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Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.
Pioneer of Mardi Gras Indian music crossing over into funk
Maple Street Books, 11:30a.m.
Reading circus sotry, Keith Graves' Second Banana
Palmer Park, 11a.m. to 7:30p.m.
Russel Honore leads an eco-fest
A Listing of the Uptown Mardi Gras Parade Route's Bathrooms
Benny Grunch famously crooned, “Ain’t no place to pee on Mardi Gras Day.” However, there are actually hundreds of places to go along the parade route. Options span from the 250 free port-a-potties set up by the City to bars selling wristbands. NoDef compiled a list of options for relief flanking the Uptown route.
Feed Me Something, Mister!
A Smorgasboard of Mardi Gras Parade Route Eats
Parades APlenty: 6 Krewes, 1 Will Ferrell Roll on Bacchus Sunday
The parade route will be packed with marches today, as yesterday's rains sent krewes jostling for position to ensure all the hard work and money that went into their floats would still see the light of St. Charles. Despite a bigger build-up, this day remains Bacchus Sunday. Click through for details:
Inside Le Krewe d'Etat
Satirical Parade Sharpening Their Lampoons for This Year's Ride
In the year 1996, a call went out to all who basked in the imperious glow of Carnival revelry. Comfortable in their plush king’s chairs, the kings of Mardi Gras revelry were at risk of selling the parade season to the highest, and least funny bidder.
Today's Mardi Gras Parades: 2.17.12
Last night, we shopped til we dropped with the Muses, but don't take off your shoes just yet! Tonight, we continue to a-krewe Carnival mileage with Hermes, Le Krewe d'Etat and Morpheus. Click through for details:
Know When to Hold 'Em
A Guide to the Uptown Mardi Gras Parade Route's Bathrooms
With Carnival's biggest weekend upon us, the time has come to address that age-old parade route question: Where's the nearest bathroom?
Today's Mardi Gras Parades: 2.11.12
Out at the Mardi Gras, the St. Charles Ave. parade route hosts three processions, while the West Bank and Chalmette also open their routes to Carnival steppin'. Click through to see the schedule:
Gris Gris Strut Dance Troupe Strikes Up a Mardi Gras Band
by Mary-Devon Dupuy
Every Carnival lover knows the powerful drumbeats and boot-clicking accompaniment of the big parades’ marching bands. The Gris Gris Strut Dance Troupe is offering a new twist to the classic routine for the Carnival Parade Season. The co-ed, 11 person dance troupe will be strutting to the rhythm of their marching band, which features 30 professional musicians. But they'll also have a few guests along for the ride to make sure that the tradition carries on past the current generation.
Mayor Mitch, Serpas Spell Out Mardi Gras Don'ts
CBD - As New Orleans gets ready to open the Mardi Gras Mainline down St. Charles Ave. on Friday, Mayor Mitch gathered city officials and the press today to remind everyone that there will be police officers everywhere during Mardi Gras, that it is possible to be rude to others on the parade route and that the City of New Orleans now employs elbow grease.
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