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Jeudi

April 24th

Big Freedia, The Star Steppin' Cosmonaughties, & More

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

Jazz in the Park continues with bounce, dance, and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers 

 

New Orleans Nightingales

The Allways Lounge (9 p.m.)

Jazz Fest series gala kick off  

 

The Trio feat. Eric "Jesus" Coomes, Nicholas Payton

Maple Leaf (10 p.m.)

Funk bassist + New Orleans’ BAM (Black American Music) trumpeter  

 

Tinariwen and Bombino

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Desert rock inspired by the Sahara  

 

Bayous de Vilaine

Ogden Museum (6 p.m.)

Sippin' in Seersucker trunk show from Jolie & Elizabeth, plus music for tonight's after hours event 

 

Cirque d'Licious

Hi-Ho Lounge (10p.m.)

Ginger Licious hosts cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville and more!

 

Soul Rebels

Les Bon Temps Roule (11p.m.)

Roll with the Rebels on Magazine

 

 

 

Vendredi

April 25th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy and, Aurora Nealand 

 

Underground Railroad Film Screening

NOMA (5 p.m.)

Fridays at NOMA features art and music inside, film in the Sculpture Garden, plus food and drink 

 

Rotary Downs + Mike Dillon 

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

New Orleans psych pop, rock n' roll 

 

Backbeat Jazz Fest Series  

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Soul Rebels, Nigel Hall & the Congregation, and more 

 

Nina Simone Tribute

Cafe Istanbul (11 p.m.)

Tank and the Bangas + Mykia Jovan 

 

Andrew Duhon

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Local bluesy singer/songwriter  

 

Trombone Shorty + Orleans Ave.

House of Blues (8 p.m.)

Plus New Breed Brass Band. Tickets are $50  

 

Dumpstaphunk + Easy All Stars + More

Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.)

Ivan Neville's band joins fellow funk bands on stage, with the Roosevelt Collier Band 

 

Bootsy Collins + DJ Soul Sister

Joy Theater (9 p.m.)

Funk legend joins New Orleans' own queen of rare grooves 

Samedi

April 26th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Robin Thicke, 101 Runners, Branford Marsalis Quartet, and Phish 

 

Shamarr Fest

Shamrock (10 p.m.)

Shamar Allen & The Underdawgs, Hot 8 Brass Band, John Popper of Blues Traveler, and more

 

Cowboy Mouth

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

plus Honey Island Swamp Band 

 

Katdelic

Blue Nile (2 a.m.)

Funk, rock, and hip hop from San Francisco

 

Heatwave

Prytania Bar (9 p.m.)

All-vinyl dance party spinning Motown/garage rock/R&B/soul/oldies

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister 

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.)

Queen of rare grooves spins all-vinyl boogie, funk, and more into the wee hours of the morning 

 

Grayson Capps

Carrollton Station (10 p.m.)

plus the Lost Cause Minstrels + Jamie Lynn Vessels

Dimanche

April 27th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Vampire Weekend, New Birth Brass Band, John Boutte, and more

 

Swinging Sundays

Allways Lounge (8 p.m.)

Swing dance lessons and party, live band from 9 p.m.-midnight 

 

Mogwai

Civic Theatre (8 p.m.)

Prog rock, Majeure opens

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Key holder to the city of New Orleans, Clinton, joins DJ Soul Sister


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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