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February 23rd

Knights of Babylon

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

This historic krewe takes its cues from ancient Mesopotamia and Carnival traditions from 75 years ago

 

Krewe of Chaos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Expect a satirical slant to this parade

 

Krewe of Muses

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Step aside, gentlemen. This all female krewe is one of the Mardi Gras all-stars

 

Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds go head to head with the Houston Rockets

 

Nicole Lynn Fox Variety Hour

The Allways Lounge & Theatre, 8PM 

Famed drag star hosts a drag and variety show

 

Better Than Ezra

The Civic Theatre, 9:30PM

New Orleans alt-rock trio perform on their home turf

 

Fast Times '80s Dance Night

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

A Mardi Gras-themed version of this weekly dance party ($5)

 

Ball of Joy 

Joy Theater, 11PM

A happiness-enducing Mardi Gras ball

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Weekly recurring engagement

 
Blue Nile, 11PM
Every Thursday night swing by for reggae-heavy dance beats

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 

 

Overnight Crime Report: Unclassified Death, Cuttings, Armed Robbery, Beating


After a very violent weekend, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) only handled four crimes on Sunday (6.05) according to the Major Offense Log (MOL). The roster of wrongdoing included one unclassified death, a stabbing, an armed robbery, and a beating.


Overnight Crime Report: Unclassified Death, Two Cuttings, Two Muggings


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) only had to respond to five incidents in the last 24 hours according to the Major Offense Log (MOL). The MOL contained an unclassified death, two cuttings, and two muggings.


Overnight Crime Report: Double Homicide, Three Rapes, Three Muggings, Home Invasion, Domestic Violence


Violent crime shows no sign of abatement. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to a double homicide, three rape cases, three muggings, a bloody home invasion, and domestic violence according to the Major Offense Log (MOL).


Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, Three Shootings, Mugging, Internet Date Gone Bad


An unclassified death, two rapes, three shootings, a mugging, and a internet date gone horribly wrong kept the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) busy in the last 24 hours according to the Major Offense Log (MOL).


Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, Home Invasion


The recent spate of shootings paused in the last 24 hours but the crime did not according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). Two rapes and a home invasion were reported in the Major Offense Log (MOL).


Overnight Crime Report: 2 Rapes, 2 Shootings, Home Invasion


NOLA was plagued by two rapes, two shootings (one fatal), and a home invasion according to the Major Offense Log (MOL) for Monday (5.23) from the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).


Overnight Crime Report: Two Muggings, Carjacking


Crime was relatively low in the last daily cycle. Only two muggings and a carjacking were included in the Major Offense Log (MOL) for Wednesday (5.18) according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).


Overnight Crime Report: Unclassified Death on Decatur, Shooting, Armed Robberies, Pedestrian Killed


On the final big day of tourist seson, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to an unclassified death, a mugging, a shooting, CVS stickup, and a pedestrian killed by a car according to the Major Offense Log (MOL) for Sunday (5.01).


Overnight Crime Report: Rape, Death, Armed Robberies, Machete Attack


The Major Offense Log (MOL) for Saturday (4.29) includes a rape, an unclassified death, two armed robberies, and a machete attack on the daily roster of wrongdoing according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).


Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, Stabbing, Home Invasion, Armed Robberies


Two rapes, four Armed Robberies, a home invasion, a stabbing and an unclassified death kept the New Orlean Police Department (NOPD) busy yesterday according to the Major offense Log (MOL) for Wednesday (4.27).


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