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April 20th

Gay Easter Parade

Armstrong Park (4:30 p.m.)

Official Gay Easter parade rolls through the French Quarter

 

Goodchildren Easter Parade

Press & St. Claude (1:30 p.m.)

The Social Aide & Pleasure Club throws their annual parade through the Bywater

 

Todd Snider 

Tipitina’s (7:30 p.m.)

Folk-rock and Americana 

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)

Krown, Batiste, and Washington every Sunday 

 

French Quarter Easter Parade

Canal & Bourbon St. (1 p.m.)

Chris Owens leads the charge            

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf- The Den (10 p.m.)

Premiere NOLA brass with hip-hop, R&B and more 

Lundi

April 21st

Dyngus Day

Siberia (6 p.m.)

Debauche performs along with the G-String Orchestra

 

Traditional Irish Music

The Irish House (7p.m.)

Murphy's bangers are the most authentic in town, & the Gaelic jam is straigh outta Offaly

 

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Prytania Theatre

(12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

Wes Anderson's latest features a star studded cast as his signature eccenctrics, this time set in a luxury lodge.

 

Pyeka Balkan Trio

The Marigny Opera House (7p.m.)

A night of "musical meditation" scored by an all female vocal trio.

 

 

Magnetic Mondays with Magnetic Ear

Gasa Gasa (10 p.m.)

Free weekly show from Martin Krusche’s jazz group

 

King James & the Special Men

BJ's Lounge (10p.m.)

Weekly Mon Gig- Burgundy in the Bywater for that downtown rhythm and blues.

 

Glen David Andrews

d.b.a. (10p.m.)

Treme trombone man brings it on a Monday


 

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

Maple Leaf Bar (10p.m.)

NOLA funk-gypsy-rockers in Carrollton

 

Charmaine Neville Band

Snug Harbor (8p.m., 10p.m.)

Weekly Mon Gig- The Neville niece brings her soul and her band to Frenchmen

Mardi

April 22nd

Octavia Books (6p.m.)

Reading: Pirates You Don't Know and Other Adventures in the Examined Life

 

Monty Banks as Frank Sinatra

Mahogany Jazz Hall (at the Harem)

Old Blue Eyes Impersonator at a Gentlemen's Club

 

Dayna Kurtz w/Rob Mache

Cafe Istanbull (8p.m.)

Sultry songstress belts out rare gems of the past and originals 

 

Albinas Prizgintas 

Trinity Episcopal Church (6p.m.)

Classical organist creates “nights full of mystery”

 

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf Bar (10p.m.)

2 sets by the Grammy-winning brass band

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar (7p.m.)

Come see Kermit at home in the 7th Ward, and get to bed early

 

Most Wanted Brass Band

Hi-Ho Lounge (10 p.m.)

Ex-Stooges members retake the St. Claude spot

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway St Market (9a.m.-1p.m.)

Weekly Tues Gig- Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

 

Treme Brass Band

d.b.a (10p.m.)

The 6th Ward's home brass band saunters over to Frenchmen for some New Orleans music.


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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