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Krewe of OAK's Mid Summer Mardi Gras (Photos)



In their annual refusal to let frivolous calendars prevent the spread of Mardi Gras cheer, the Krewe of Oak spearheaded a commemoration open to one and all of the halfway point between annual carnivals on Saturday. Though usually held the last weekend of August, the 31st annual Mid Summer Mardi Gras rolled through the city a bit early to align with the solar eclipse. For the uninitiated, the uptown parade is like a warm weather taste of Carnival except a bit more outrageous—literally. This year's theme was "Dirty One XXXI Coming In Hot." Scroll on for Brandon Robert's photos from the event. 


Today in NOLA 8.19.17


This Saturday, experience some good old-fashioned festin' with three different events around town. Ameripolitan Fest in the Marigny celebrates Southern sounds, while HOB hosts a one day celebration of beer and music. Need your Carnival fix? Roll during Mid-Summer Mardi Gras. On the music front, Gasa Gasa hosts Mighty Brother's homecoming show. Happy birthday to Ivan Neville, celebrating his 58th birthday today. Back in 1999, the Dumpstaphunk leader was briefly a member of alt-rock band the Spin Doctors. Now, more to do today. 


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Costume Tips from the Pros for Mid Summer Mardi Gras



Mid Summer Mardi Gras offers the same spirit of revelry people expect from Mardi Gras with a bit of a temperature change. NoDef visited Uptown’s top costume stops, Funky Monkey and Uptown Costume and Dancewear, to get tips on how to avoid being bogged down, while dressed up.


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