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February 13th

Best Coast

Joy Theatre, 9p.m.

Indie rock, lo-fi favs, duo from L.A.

 

Funky Meters

Tip’s, 10p.m.

Funk from Neville, Porter, and Batiste

 

Martin Sexton

Republic, 8p.m.

Eclectic three part harmonies from New England, $25

 

Wavves

Joy Theatre, 8:30p.m.

Catchy indie-pop from L.A.

 

The Asylum Chorus

Siberia, 6p.m.

Team of pro pop and classical vocalists get creative

 

Little Freddie King

d.b.a., 11p.m.

Locally grown blues

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

700 Magazine St., 8a.m.-12p.m.

Downtown edition of the city's prime local market

            

Vietnamese Farmers Market

14401 Alcee Fortier Blvd, 6-9a.m.

Produce, meat, groceries & more in NO East

V-Day

February 14th

Cupid’s Cabaret

Orpheum, 8p.m.

Trixie Minx offers some Valentine’s burlesque

 

DJ Poppa

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Bounce and hip-hop

 

Micah McKee & Little Maker

Circle Bar, 5-9p.m.

Free music for happy hour

            

Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Classic swing songstress and her bad kids’club

                

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10p.m.

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

NOLA Comedy Hour

Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Comedians and friends from The New Movement

Beyonce Drops NOLA Video


Beyoncé dropped a surprise video on Saturday (2.06) afternoon. Just in time for Mardi Gras, “Formation” is all about New Orleans. The video opens with a NOPD cruiser sinking into flood waters. From there, the audience catches glimpses of second lines, shotgun houses, the Claiborne Overpass, drum majors, and its of the Queen Bey.


Towing the Fine


Carnival is all about doin’ whatcha wanna’ unless whatcha wanna involves peeing on the street or parking on many streets. The former will land you lockup and the latter will land your car in the impound. If your car does wind up towed or even booted, here are some helpful hints.


R.I.P. Billy Gruber


New Orleans lost one her greats on Thursday (2.04) evening. Billy Gruber, the chef behind Liuzza’s By The Track and iconic local personality, died at the age of 69-years-old. 


Parade Planner: D'etat, Hermes, Morpheus

Details, Routes, Weather



After a year of preparation, Carnival 2016 is nearing critical mass. Tonight, the big parades continue to roll as Mardi Gras grows closer. Hermes, D’Etat, and Morpheus are all set to march down the Avenue tonight. Click through for full details, weather, and routes.


Today in NOLA: 2.05.16


Parades Hermes, Krewe D'Etat, and Morpheus ride Uptown, with an underground Krewe of Oak to pub crawl along Oak Street. Music is abundant this evening. Locals will love Morning 40 at Tips. The Krewe de Lune Space Ball takes flight at The Carver Theater, and more! On this day in 1883, the first train service to travel from New Orleans to California departed. Now, more info on Carnival musings tonight.  


Holding Patterns

The Big List of Bathrooms on the Parade Route



There may, in fact, be a place to pee on Mardi Gras Day, and even during the parades this weekend. In fact, 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. Every year, NoDef compiles a list of options for relief flanking the Uptown route.


Parade Planner: Babylon, Chaos, Muses (Route, Weather, Details)


Be sure to bundle up, but you can leave your umbrellas at home. Tonight's Carnival festivities are a go. The Knights of Babylon kick off the evening's processions, followed by Chaos and the the much anticipated Muses, all on the traditional uptown route. Crowds will be large with the night's mix of old line and new school appealing to all tastes.


Metry Feels The Bern


Metaire may be David Vitter’s hometown, but right now residents are feeling the Bern. Surging Democratic dark horse Bernie Sanders opened a campaign office in the New Orleans suburb on Sunday (1.31).


Parade Planner

Details, Weather, Routes for Femme Fatale, Carrollton, King Arthur, Alla



Four parades are rolling uptown today and the weather looks like it is going to hold.  Femme Fatale, Carrollton, King Arthur, and Alla are all loading up with throws now. Details, route, and weather follow. So, get your ladders up and your flasks full.


Parade Planner: ’tit Rex, Chewbacchus (Weather, Route, Details)


The Uptown route is packed with five different parades today. Downtown will feature a couple more unorthodox rolls. First, Carnival’s smallest parade, the krewe formerly known as “‘tit Rex” will pull their satirical shoeboxes through the Marigny. Then, the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus will celebrate nerdom in all forms in one of the season's longest parades.


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