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LABOR DAY

September 1st

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 1p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Heroes: A Labor Day Screening Program
Antenna Gallery, 3-7:30p.m.

A selection of documentaries on America’s workers

 

Viridiana
Cafe Istanbul, 7p.m.
Luis Buñuel’s 1961 film is rich with intrigue

 

Alexis & the Samurai
Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

Indie folk duo perform every Monday

 

King James & the Special Men
BJ's Lounge, 10p.m.

Weekly gig in the Bywater for downtown rhythm and blues

MARDI

September 2nd

Yulman Stadium Dedication
Tulane Yulman Stadium, 3-5p.m.
Opening ceremonies for the Green Wave’s new stadium
 

Hidden Treasures: Restaurant Edition
Old U.S. Mint, 6 & 7p.m.
Two nightly tours of the Louisiana State Museum’s collection of restaurant ephemera ($20)

 

Progression Music Series
Gasa Gasa, 8p.m.
This week ft. Barry's Pocket + Christin Bradford Band

 

Comedy Beast
Howlin Wolf Den, 8:30p.m.
Free comedy show

 

Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Witch Mountain, Hedersleben, Mountain of Wizard
Siberia, 9p.m.
Hawkwind and Space Ritual saxophonist still touring the world ($12)

 

Punk Night
Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.
This week ft. The Boy Sprouts, The Noise Complaints, Mystery Girl, Interior Decorating

MERCREDI

September 3rd

Restaurant Week Kickoff Party
The Chicory, 6-8p.m.
The Restaurant Association invites the public to sample bites and libations ($25)

 

The He and She Show
Siberia, 6p.m.
Live stand-up ft. Doug and Teresa Wyckoff, Andrew Polk, Molly Rubin-Long, Duncan Pace ($7)

 

Katy Simpson Smith: The Story of Land and Sea
Columns Hotel, 7p.m.
Author presents her debut novel of the American Revolution

 

Alien Ant Farm
Southport Hall, 7:30p.m.
With H2NY, Kaleido, Music from Chaos ($15)

 

Pocket Aces Brass Band
Howlin Wolf Den, 8p.m.
Get your funky brass fill on a Wednesday ($5)

JEUDI

September 4th

Carol McMichael Reese: New Orleans Under Reconstruction
Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.
Panel discussion by contributors to this informed book on post-Katrina N.O.

 

Katy Simpson Smith: The Story of Land and Sea
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
Author presents her debut novel of the American Revolution

 

Hidden Treasures: Restaurant Edition
Old U.S. Mint, 6 & 7p.m.

Two nightly tours of the Louisiana State Museum’s collection of restaurant ephemera ($20)

 

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week ft. Mike Dillon, James Singleton and Johnny Vidacovich

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.

The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

VENDREDI

September 5th

Music Under the Oaks
Audubon Park Newman Bandstand, 4:30-6p.m.

This week ft. John Mahoney Big Band

 

Mark Shapiro: Carbon Shock
Octavia Books, 6p.m.

Journalist’s new book explores intersection of environment and economics

 

Dernière séance
Alliance Française, 7p.m.
A cinema manager turns killer when he learns his beloved theater will close ($5)

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre, 8p.m.

The NOLA Project presents a stage adapation of Ken Kesey’s classic ($30)

 

Foundation Free Fridays: Flow Tribe
Tiptina’s, 10p.m.

CD Release party with Cha Waa, Seven Handle Circus

 

Freddy Mercury Night
Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 10p.m.

Is this real life? Is just fantasy?

 

Royal Teeth, Coyotes
Freret Street Publiq House, 10p.m.

Local indie pop & rock on Freret

 

G-Eazy
Republic, 11p.m.
Loyola grad returns to his home stage ($20)


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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