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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


Food for Thought

Institute of Food Technologists Returns to NOLA



Food science is a sweeping field. The term encompasses everything about food and all the decisions that go into the process of making food including the price, packaging, nutrition, methods of growth, sell-by dates, and color and tasteSaturday (June 21st) through Tuesday (June 24th) the World’s Largest Food Science Forum and Expo comes to New Orleans where bringing over 18,000 of the world’s top food science and technology professionals about the latest trends, technologies and ingredients in the field.

 

“Food Science started in the early 1900s, before we had food safety laws but we had food and safety concerns,” says Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) President Janet E Collins, RD, PhD.

 

The IFT was founded in 1939, and Food Science became popularized as a study in the 1940s. As hosts to the New Orleans Expo, the IFT is celebrating their 75th anniversary. In honor of this, the convention will have a special “innovation center” featuring the sessions led by food science visionaries who will discuss how food science and technology could impact our food supply for the next 25 years.

 

“Every year we see a variety of new technologies. There are all kinds of new equipment that are able to produce new shapes and colors, new flavors, lower fat, more vitamins and nutrition. There are also tasting opportunities with new flavors of Kiwis, Melons and more,” says Collins.

 

The Expo brings together thousands of Food Techies from over a hundred different countries representing different professionals from academia, government and industry.

 

The event is also a trendsetter in food. A lot of new products are being shown at the expo and Food Techies are known to get creative. “Tabasco was showcasing its products in a bunch of different ways, one of which was Tabasco on vanilla ice cream. This was a number of years ago before ice creams were even thinking of salted caramels, lavenders or cheesecake,” says Collins.

 

The organization will also be hosting a food drive to benefit second harvest food bank. Feeding Tomorrow, a foundation of IFT, will sponsor a 5K Fun Run and Walk and proceeds from that will go toward the scholarships of students pursuing food science degrees.

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