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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 

 

Boil Water Advisory: Lower Ninth Ward


Crawfish season might be winding down, but over at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBMO) berl season is just beginning. On Thursday (6.02), the agency issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the Lower Ninth Ward.


Construction Alert: Quarter, Gentilly, Broadmoor


Taking a shower this weekend might require some advance planning The same is true for driving. Robert Jackson of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) reported that construction is scheduled the Quarter, Gentilly, and Broadmoor.


Pressure Drop: French Quarter Edition


Don’t plan on washing away your hangover on Sunday (10.11) afternoon if you live in parts of the Lower Quarter. The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) announced that the dreaded Pressure Drop will affect portions of the neighborhood tomorrow.


Water World


The first boil water advisory of 2015 elicited jokes about the days after the Federal Flood form locals. The second boil water advisory of 2015 elicited anger about a failing infrastructure. Sensing the public unrest, Mayor Mitch held a presser on Monday to address the issue and promise improvements to the City’s water system.


Pressure Drop: French Quarter Edition


The French Quarter is receiving a continued dose of the construction woes that have plagued the CBD and Uptown in recent years. The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) announced that some broken infrastructure means that portions of the French Quarter will be experiencing low water pressure over the next few days.


Boil Water Advisory Enters Day Two


Updated 17:00 - The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted. Tests for bacteria were negative. Go brush your teeth!

Evian prices skyrocketing? The majority of the City is entering a second day with limited water. Yesterday, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has placed the entire East Bank of the City under a “boil water advisory.” 


Pressure Drop: Construction to Disrupt Water


Low water pressure is on tap across New Orleans. Robert Jackson at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has been busy issuing advisories about three forthcoming construction projects and their effects. Elysian Fields, Holy Cross, and Common Street are all on the docket.


Repair's Tears: Low Water Pressure in Marigny, Road Closures in CBD


The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans’ push to move NOLA’s infrastructure (back) into the 21st Century continues this week. Today, some residents of the Marigny and Bywater will experience low water pressure as a result of construction. Tomorrow, the Central Business District (CBD) will experience even more road closures when water line work resumes.


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