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February 25th

Krewe of Iris

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

All-female group is one of Carnival's oldest krewes

 

Krewe of Tucks

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

1,300 men and women make up one of the most satirical and irreverent krewes in Mardi Gras

 

Krewe of Endymion 

Mid-City Route, 4:15PM

One of the biggest and most extravagant parades, Endymion is long enough to last all night

 

Big Freedia

One Eyed Jacks, 9PM

Bounce Queen moves ‘dat azz

 

Leroy Jones Quartet

The Bombay Club, 8:30PM

Classic jazz trumpet

 

Sticky Fingers

House of Blues, 8PM

Australian reggae rockers

 

SiriusXM Jam On Presents: Galactic

Tipitina’s, 11PM

First-rate funk band is joined tonight by Stoop Kids

 

Hustle with DJ Soul Sister

Hi-Ho Lounge, 11PM

Underground disco and rare groove dance party 

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10PM

Beloved brass band takes the stage

 

Washboard Chaz Blues Trio

Blue Nile, 7PM

The iconic Washboard Chaz takes a break from the Tin Men to lead this trio 

DIMANCHE

February 26th

Krewe of Okeanos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11AM

Celebrating it's 68th year, Okeanos is heavy on tradition

 

Krewe of Mid-City

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 11:45AM

Yes, the Mid-City krewe is parading along the Uptown route

 

Krewe of Thoth

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 12PM

Thoth seeks to bring Carnival joy to the sick and infirm 

 

Krewe of Bacchus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:15PM

Celebrating the God of wine, feasts, and general good times, Bacchus is one of the most anticipated parades 

 

Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

Rare Form, 4PM

NYC-based hot jazz, blues and swing

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Academy Awards Watch Party

Prytania Theatre, 6PM 

Enjoy snacks, cocktails and more as the rich & famous vie for those golden statuettes ($25)

 

Swingin’ Sundays

The Allways Lounge, 8PM

Weekly recurring dance lessons to live swing music (FREE)

 

LEON + Jacob Banks

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

European invasion from Swedish indie pop star LEON and UK-based R&B singer Jacob Banks ($15)

 

Dumpstaphunk + Miss Mojo

Howlin' Wolf, 10PM

Ivan & krewe bring da funk, joined by Miss Mojo

 

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & John Papa Gros

d.b.a., 11PM

Golden Eagles Chief brings Mardi Gras Indian funk

 

Jason Neville Band

Vaso, 11PM

Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose


Crime Bits: June 20-23

Murder in the East, Streetcar Shooting



Seven people were shot in New Orleans over a 32-hour stretch that began just after midnight on Sunday (6-22), police said. The gush of gunfire claimed the life one of the victims, who was shot early Morning morning in eastern New Orleans.

 

The homicide happened about 4 a.m. in the 4400 block of Cessna St. A 45-year-old man was found lying in the driveway of a home, with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. His identity was not immediately released pending notification of his family.

 

The most recent spate of shootings began on St. Charles Ave. Just after midnight on Sunday, a man was shot to the hip near the corner of Erato St.

 

The 26-year-old man was struck by a stray bullet as he was getting off the streetcar, police said.

 

Less than 30 minutes later, two men, ages 23 and 26, were shot to the body in the 2200 block of Danneel St., police said. Detectives have yet to determine a motive in the shooting.

 

Just after 5 p.m. Sunday, a 19-year-old man was shot multiple times in Lakeview. A silver Hyundai spend into the 100 block of Porteous, and three men inside started shooting, police said. The car then sped away. The victim was listed in stable condition following the incident.

 

About 5:50 p.m., a man accidentally shot himself near the corner of Leonidas and Apple Sts. in Hollygrove. According to a police report, an 18-year-old man pulled out a gun when he thought he heard someone approaching. The man then stumbled, and the weapon accidentally fired. The man was struck in the forearm, and listed in stable condition after the incident.

 

Just after midnight Monday, police responded to a second Hollygrove shooting in the 8800 block of Olive St. A 46-year-old man was hit by a bullet after hearing gunshots, police said. He was wounded in the leg, and listed in stable condition.

 

The shootings compounded an already-bloody weekend. A man was killed Saturday night at a home in New Orleans East. Between Friday night and Saturday morning, three people were shot in two incidents in Treme and Central City.

 

French Quarter Robberies

 

Police also investigated a pair of French Quarter robberies over the weekend.

 

The first happened in the middle of Saturday afternoon. About 3:15 p.m., a 31-year-old man was approached by two armed men. The duo demanded money, and the man complied. The pair then fled the area, police said.

 

Another man was robbed just before 10 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Ursulines St. A 37-year-old man was approached by two men, one of whom was armed. The men demanded money, and the victim complied. The perps then fled toward Bourbon St.

 

Anyone with info on these crimes is asked to call Crimestoppers at 821-1111.

 

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