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Season of Our Content: Mardi Gras Weather History


Weather is all of the talk on Mardi Gras Day, especially after 2014’s frozen fiasco. This year (2015) no precipitation is expected and temperature is forecast to be brisk in the low 50’s, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS’ Forecaster $RJR also issued a special set of Mardi Gras meteorological factoids about the weather in past years.


Today in NOLA: 2.17.15


The culmination of Mardi Gras is finally here. After the major parades Rex and Zulu roll, be on the lookout for some micro krewes marching behind them. Lyons Carnival Club follows Zulu making stops at bars along the way. Mondo Kayo dances down the route ending on Frenchmen for an all day dance party. Later today, One Love Brass Band plays at the Hi Ho Lounge. The last time Carnival was celebrated on February 17 was in 1953 and 1885. Now more info on Fat Tuesday.


Parade Planner: Orpheus, Proteus (Weather, Routes, Details)


With overcast skies lingering, it is no surprise that parade goers should prepare for stormy weather tonight at Proteus and Orpheus. Still, the show must go one, and the parades ar planning to roll.


Krewe Review Redux

Thoth, Bacchus in Photos



The day parades rolled anticipating the debaucherous pinnacle of Bacchus. Thoth occupied most of the afternoon. Bacchus presided throughout the night. The theme of Thoth was "Express Yourself," while Bacchus' floats represented their theme "Children's Stories That Live Forever." Actor John C. Reily ruled the debaucherous affair. 


Today in NOLA: 2.16.15 (Lundi Gras)


Lundi Gras parades have been scheduled to start early due to weather. That means Proteus will start at 4p.m. instead of 5:15p.m. and Orpheus will start at 4:45p.m. instead of 6p.m. Zulu's Lundi Gras Festival begins at 10a.m. at Woldenberg Park and ends at 6p.m. At 3p.m. the Riverwalk will host another Lundi Gras party where the King of Rex and his royal court will officially arrive in vintage railroad cars via Spanish Plaza. On this date in 1724, former Louisiana governor Bienville was recalled to France in disgrace. Now, more ideas on things to do this Lundi Gras. 


Man Goes Missing on Bourbon


It is not uncommon for nights to disappear on Bourbon Street, especially during Carnival. However, one man seems to have disappeared altogether after his Bourbon Street outing. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are now searching for 32 year old Paul Ruiz.


Parade Planner: Okeanos, Thoth, Mid-City, Bacchus (Routes, Weather, Details)


Today begins the final parade stretch. The day kicks off at 11 a.m. with the Krewe of Okeanos, followed by Mid-City, and then Thoth rolls along their signature route at noon. After the break in the parades, John C. Reilly reigns over Bacchus at 5:15 p.m. 


Wrestlemania! Luchadores Storm O.A.K. (Photos)


By Ashley Rouen

On Friday night (2.13), the Krewe of O.A.K. turned from Midsummer Mardi Gras to the actual thing. The uptown krewe set out on their annual bar crawl. It was hard not to miss pone subkrewe, El Lucha Krewe of Freret, a group described by Capitan San Juan as "funky luchadores" (or Mexican Wrestlers.)


Full Force in MidCity

Bars, Parties, & Specials Along Endymion's Route



Carnival pros have their spots staked out on the uptown parade route, sometimes for generations. However, Endymion rolls on a different path. MidCity presents a separate set of bars and bathrooms for bead-catchers to frequent. NoDef committed a handy list of venues and specials to check out.


Parade Planner: Iris, Tucks, Endymion (Weather, Route, Details)


A pair of daytime parades Uptown give way to Mid-City's time to shine on Saturday night. Iris and Tucks preserve elegance and satire, respectively. Then, Endymion once again tests whether there's any limit to the size of a Carnival parade.


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