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MARDI

March 28th

Book Reading: Elizabeth Pearce

Garden District Book Shop, 6PM

From her new book "Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Dives, & Speakeasies"

 

Spring Publishing Camp

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 7PM

Book publishing workshop

 

Gabby Douglas

Dillrd University, 7PM

Olympic gymnast talks fame and fitness

 

Laelume

The Carver, 7PM

World soul jazz music

 

Laughter Without Borders

Loyola University, 7PM

Clowns for a cause, to benefit Syrian refugees

 

Tuesday Night Haircuts

St. Roch Tavern, 8PM

Tonight: beer, haircuts, karaoke

 

Thinkin' With Lincoln 

Bayou Beer Garden, 8PM

Outdoor trivia

 

Water Seed

Blue Nile, 9PM

Interstellar future funk

 

Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor, 10PM

Galactic drummer’s side project - also at 8PM

MERCREDI

March 29th

Response: Artists in the Park

Botanical Garden, 10AM

Art exhibit and sale en plein air

 

Studio Opening Party

Alex Beard Studio, 5PM

Drinks, food, painting to celebrate the artist's studio opening

 

Sippin' in the Courtyard

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 5PM

Fancy foods, music by jazz great Tim Laughlin, and event raffle

 

Work Hard, Play Hard

Benachi House & Gardens, 6PM

Southern Rep's fundraising dinner and party 

 

Lecture: Patrick Smith

New Canal Lighthouse, 6PM

Coastal scientist discusses his work

 

Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds and the Mavs go head to head

 

Drag Bingo

Allways Lounge, 7PM

Last game planned in the Allways's popular performance & game night

 

They Blinded Me With Science: A Bartender Science Fair

2314 Iberville St., 7:30PM

Cocktails for a cause

 

Brian Wilson 

Saenger Theatre, 8PM

The Beach Boy presents "Pet Sounds" 

 

Movie Screening: Napoleon Dynamite

Catahoula Hotel, 8PM

Free drinks if you can do his dance. Vote for Pedro!

 

Blood Jet Poetry Series

BJs in the Bywater, 8PM

Poetry with Clare Welsh and Todd Cirillo

 

Horror Shorts

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA's Horror Films Fest screens shorts

 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Howlin Wolf, 10PM

Bronx hip hop comes south

 

JEUDI

March 30th

Aerials in the Atrium

Bywater Art Lofts, 6PM

Live art in the air

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6PM

Feat. Mia Borders

 

Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum, 6PM

Exhibit opening on the late Pete Fountain

 

Big Freedia Opening Night Mixer

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, 6PM

Unveiling of Big Freedia's 2018 Krew du Viewux costume

 

An Edible Evening

Langston Hughes Academy, 7PM

8th annual dinner party in the Dreamkeeper Garden

 

RAW Artists Present: CUSP

The Republlic, 7PM

Immersive pop-up gallery, boutique, and stage show

 

Electric Swandive, Hey Thanks, Something More, Chris Schwartz

Euphorbia Kava Bar, 7PM

DIY rock, pop, punk show

 

The Avett Brothers

Saenger Theatre, 7:30PM

Americana folk-rock

 

Stand-Up NOLA

Joy Theater, 8PM

Comedy cabaret

 

Stooges Brass Band

The Carver, 9PM

NOLA brass all-stars

 

Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves

Gasa Gasa, 9PM

Feat. Burn Like Fire and I'm Fine in support

 

Fluffing the Ego

Allways Lounge, 10:30PM

Feat. Creep Cuts and Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Fast Times Dance Party

One Eyed Jacks, 10:30PM

80s dance party

 


Know When to Hold 'Em

A Guide to the Uptown Mardi Gras Parade Route's Bathrooms



With Carnival's biggest weekend upon us, the time has come to address that age-old parade route question: Where's the nearest bathroom?

 

The fight for coconuts and shoes and getting a good spot is important. But, after enough beer is put down, those of us who lack giant bladders or friends that live on the parade route will suddenly be owned by an uncontrollable urge to take a leak.

 

There are many pitfalls in vavigating the many bathrooms of Mardi Gras, however. Unforeseen fees could are made to gouge the unthinking, and long walks to a spot where a friend said there was a bathroom could prolong this most uncomfortable of situations. So, to put your bladder at ease, NoDef has scoured the Uptown parade route to put together a little guide 

 


View NoDef's Where to Pee on Mardi Gras Map in a larger map

 
Here's the full list, from Uptown down. Browse the map for addresses:
 
UPTOWN
 
• St Stephen's Church
Tickets are $1 each, and bathrooms are $5 for an all-day pass on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday. $10 on
Sunday, and children 3 and under can go for free with a paying adult. There will also be...
 
• Academy of the Sacred Heart
$5 all day, $1 per use. There will also be a concession stand with food, soft and hard drinks.
 
• Hey! Cafe
$10 all day pass, $1 per use
 
• The Club Ms. Mae's
Free port-o-potties!
 
• New York Pizza
Free port-o-potties!
 
• Fat Harry's
Free port-o-potties outside!
 
 
Lower Garden District
 
 
• Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
$10 all day pee pass
 
• New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co
Free port-o-potties outside only on Mardi Gras day
 
• Rite Aid
Free port-o-potties
 
• Zea Rotisserie & Grill
$5 all day bathroom pass
 
• Voodoo BBQ
$2 for each use.
 
• Circle Bar
Recently reopened. Bathrooms inside. Port-o-potites in front.
 
 
CANAL STREET
 
 
• Harrah's New Orleans Casino & Hotel
Very Clean & free bathrooms... unless you start gambling.
 
• Neutral Ground on Canal St.
All along the neutral ground on Canal St. there are port-o-potties provided by the City.
 
• Arby's
Paying customers only.
 
• McDonald's
Paying customers only.
 
• McDonald's
Paying customers only.
 
• Palace Cafe
Paying customers only.
 
• JW Marriott Hotel New Orleans
 
• Golden Wall
Pay 1$ or buy food.
 
• IHOP Restaurant
Paying customers only.
 
• PJ's Coffee of New Orleans
Paying customers only.
 
• Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Paying customers only.
 
• Cajun Mike's Pub and Grub
Paying customers only.
 
• Daisy Dukes
Paying customers only.
 
• Daisy Duke's Restaurant
Paying customers only.
 
• Krystal
Paying customers only.
 
• Red Fish Grill
Paying customers only.
 
• Jimmy J's Cafe
Paying customers only.
 
• Subway
Paying customers only.
 
 
While we feel we've put together a solid list, we're positive we've missed some along the way. Where's your favorite parade route bathroom spot?

Find the portalets, parking

Find the portalets, parking lots and...oh yeah...bars with the Mardi Gras Survival Guide App on the Android Market. Created by a native New Orleanian FOR Mardi Gras!

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.rifluxyss.androiddev.mardigras...

There is a great bathroom

There is a great bathroom facility corner Peniston and St. Charles, costs littlel and the money goes to battered women and families. This place is SPOTLESS. they also sell soft drinks and water.

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