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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

Today in NOLA: 1.29.15


The first ever Moth GrandSLAM Championship held at the Joy Theater has sold out, but that doesn't mean you can't go out. The krewe that formed at a simple house party and has now grown into more than 100 members and a Mardi Gras dance troupe is hosting their fundraiser at Treo tonight featuring drink specials and bocce ball! If you're passing by the Old Mint early this afternoon, pop in to see St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus around 2p.m. Grammy Award winner, who sang on Jay-Z's track "Lost One," will be performing at the the Saegner. Twelve years ago today, Ivan Neville starred as the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. Now, more events to soothe your entertainment cravings. 

 


Today in NOLA: 12.9.14


On tap for Tuesday's events are performances by Animals As Leaders and Tank and the Bangas. Prytania Theatre screens a Turkish made film about a retired actor. Cafe Instanbul hosts Moth StorySLAMS. New Orleans sportsman Frank Davies, the beloved writer, cook and broadcaster, passed away a year ago today. Now for more on Tuesday happenings. 


Today in NOLA: 9.7.14


Who Dat! The Saints are back for real, playing their season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. If pigskin’s not your bag, catch the Sunday matinee of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest or join the NOLA Social Ride at the Country Club this afternoon. Tonight, James Singleton leads his quartet at Snug Harbor and the Hot 8 Brass Band play on without their leader at the Howlin’ Wolf. See the details:


Today in NOLA: 7.8.14


This Tuesday evening, meet novelist Brian Krans at Garden District Book Shop or tell your own story at The Moth’s popular storytelling competition. On this day in 1994, Jim Halsell blasted off on the space shuttle Columbia and became the first astronaut from Louisiana. Halsell grew up in West Monroe. More details tonight:


The Moth Slams Stories on St. Claude


New Orleanians with a story to tell get a shot to share it on stage the second Tuesday of every month. Tomorrow, Dan Kennedy of the Moth Radio Hour will host the first of three open mic StorySLAMS to be held at Café Istanbul (2372 St. Claude Ave.)


Today in New Orleans 10.08.13


Hispanic heritage month shows New Orleans what’s up with music and dancing at Que Pasa Fest.  Later, indie rock lives on with The Dodos downtown, and three musicians put the chick in Chickie Wah Wah.  On this day in 1988, Ivan Neville appeared as the musical guest on SNL with Keith Richards.   


Moth Money Moth Problems

Characters USA & The Moth Unite



In an area as rich in the tradition of oral histories and storytelling as the clay beneath our feet, New Orleans is absolutely seeped in generations of lived and shared experience through spoken word. Finding roots in the preservation of history and culture through the African Diaspora, storytelling has been premiere in defining the geo-social space, vitality, and effusive value of the city; from Congo Square to the front porch.

 


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