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Defender Picks



December 1st

Pelicans v. Grizzlies

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

Memphis takes on Nola


The Art of Giving

Ogden Museum, 5p.m.

A holiday shopping events


Until The Beat Stops

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

A novel by Stella Mowen


Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide

Maple Street Book Shop, 7p.m.

Compilation by Mark Yakich



Saenger, 7:30p.m.

Broadway smash-hit


December 2nd

Tank and The Bangas Backyard Hangout

1032 St. Maurice St., 6p.m.

Also ft. The Original Pinettes Brass Band


A Dark and Stormy Night

The Arbor Room, 6:30p.m.

An evening of cocktails and ghost stories


Pelicans v. Rockets

Toyota Center, 7p.m.

Nola heads to Houston


Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on Arrival

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Compliation of writing about “arriving”


Cas Haley

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

In the Den


December 3rd

Ogden After Hours

Ogden, 5:30p.m.

This week ft. Roman Street


Prism Break

Zeitgeist, 6p.m.

An interactive video installation


The Butlers of Iberville Parish

Garden District Book Shop, 6p.m.

Dunboyne Plantation in the 1800s


An Evening with Lusher’s Creative Writing Program

Maple Street Book Shop, 5:30p.m.

Students read from their original work


December 4th

Newcomb Art Department Holiday Sale

Carroll Gallery, 10a.m.

Ft. works in glass, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry and more



Home for the Holidays

Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 8p.m.

Fundraiser honoring returned Nola homeowners


The Soul Stoned Fest

The Willow, 8:30p.m.

Art, music and visuals


Doombalaya & CakeWalk

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

A couple Nola bands jam for the weekend


Pelicans v. Cavaliers

Smoothie King Center, 8:30p.m.

Cleveland comes to New Orelans


Friday Nights at NOMA

NOMA, 5p.m.

This week ft. Artist Perspective with John Barnes


December 5th

St. Nicholas Day Fair

French Market, 10a.m.

Ft. the Saint Nick Secondline, facepaint and more


Algiers Bonfire & Concert

Algiers Ferry Landing, 5p.m.

“A Riverfront Holiday Celebration”


12 Brews of Christmas

House of Blues, 6p.m.

$20 to taste 12 seasonal beers


NOLA Polar Express

Freret St. Publiq House, 8p.m.

Benefit for CASA New Orleans


3rd Annual Krampus Gras

The Voodoo Lounge, 10p.m.

Dancing, drinking and fundraising for Planned Parenthood


December 6th

White Christmas

Prytania, 10a.m.

Part of the Holiday Movie Series


Saints v. Panthers

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 3:25p.m.

Carolina comes to Nola


Bikes Vs. Cars

Zeitgeist, 9p.m.

Bikes for change



Saenger, 2p.m.;7:30p.m.

Broadway smash-hit



Changing Gears with the Krewe of Bike-Us

Krewe of Thoth, Mid-City and Bacchus in Photos

Endymion in Review

4 Injured in Bourbon Street Shooting

Off-Route Pics

Rain in Forecast Brings Parade Schedule Shuffle

Krewe of Hermes, Le Krewe d'Etat in Photos

Flush with Carnival Spirit: New Handmade Throws from Tucks

Inside the Le Krewe d'Etat Dictator's Reading Room

Feed Me Something Mister!: A Guide to Parade Route Eats

Post Parade Concert Roundup, Vendredi Gras

Friday Parade Previews! D'Etat, Hermes, Morpheus

OPP Booking Bus Awaits Mardi Gras Miscreants

Muses, Chaos in Photos

Druids, Nyx in Photos

Captain's Log: Parade Prep with the Mystic Krewe of Nyx

Space Ball, Average Super Heroes on St. Claude

Social Fabric: Mardi Gras Krewe Costumes Through the Ages

Councilwoman Calls for Neutral Ground Crackdown

Cleaver & Co. Delivers on Route

Carnival Comeback: Druids, Nyx Roll Tonight

Gypsyphonic Remixes Mardi Gras

Box Seating: Mardi Gras Ladders on the Route

Carnival Captured: Photo Essay

King Cake Quest: The Results

Safe Drinking, DWI Enforcement

Hagar's House Costume Carnival

Carnival's First Weekend, Reviewed

G.W. Bailey, Ruby Bridges Among Celeb Krewe Riders

NoDef Hosts Public King Cake Quest at the Ogden

Re-vieux: Krewe du Vieux Photo Highlights

Cleopatra's Reign

King Cakes and Cakes for the King: Carnival Confections Embrace Tradition, Bacon

Krewe of Muses Float Riding Spot in ebay Auction

Cheeky Black Named Queen of Krewedelusion

Krewe du Vieux Comes Early and Often in 2013

Rolling Elvi Get All Shook Up at Howlin' Wolf

Mardi Gras Music for 12th Night

12th Bite: New Takes on King Cake

Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Krewe du Vieux Shakedown Show

610 Stompers Bring Fresh Looks and New Moves to Headbanger's Ball



Parade Listing


Krewe du Vieux (6:00 PM, French Quarter and Marigny)

krewedelusion (7:00 PM, French Quarter and Marigny)



Krewe of Oshun (Uptown-St. Charles route, 6:00 PM)

Krewe of Cleopatra (Uptown - St. Charles route, 6:30 PM)



Krewe of Pontchartrain (Uptown - St. Charles route, 1:00 PM)

Krewe of Choctaw (Uptown-St. Charles route, 1:30 p.m.)

Knights of Sparta (Uptown - St. Charles route, 6:00 PM)

Krewe of Pygmalion (Uptown - St. Charles route, 6:30 PM)>

Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus (Marigny, 8:00 PM)


SUNDAY, Jan. 27

Krewe of Carrollton (Uptown - St. Charles route, Noon)

Krewe of King Arthur (Uptown - St. Charles route, 1:15 p.m.)

Mystic Krewe of Barkus (French Quarter, 2 p.m.)



Krewe of Alla (West Bank, Noon)



Super Bowl XLVII (Superdome, 6:00 PM)



Krewe of Ancient Druids (Uptown - St. Charles route, 6:30 PM)

Krewe of Nyx (Uptown - St. Charles route, 7:00 PM)



Knights of Babylon (Uptown-St. Charles route, 5:45 p.m.)

Krewe of Chaos (Uptown-St. Charles route, 6:30 PM)

Krewe of Muses (Uptown-St.Charles route, 6:30 PM)



Krewe of Hermes (Uptown-St. Charles route, 6:00 PM) 

Le Krewe d'tEat (Uptown-St. Charles route, 6:30 PM)

Krewe of Morpheus (Uptown-St. Charles route, 7:00 PM)



Krewe of NOMTOC (West Bank, 10:45 a.m.)

Krewe of Iris (Uptown-St. Charles route, 11:00 AM)

Krewe of Tucks (Uptown-St. Charles route, Noon)

Krewe of Endymion (Mid-City, 4:30 p.m.)


SUNDAY, Feb. 10

Krewe of Okeanos (Uptown-St. Charles route, 11:00 AM)

Krewe of Mid-City (Uptown-St. Charles route, 11:45 a.m.)

Krewe of Thoth (Uptown-St. Charles route, Noon)

Box of Wine (St. Charles Ave., after Thoth) 

Krewe of Bacchus (Uptown-St. Charles route, 5:15 PM)



Krewe of Proteus (Uptown-St. Charles route, 5:15 p.m.)

Krewe of Orpheus (Uptown-St. Charles route, 6:00 p.m.)



Krewe of Bike-Us (Pal's Lounge, 6:30 a.m.)

Jefferson City Buzzards (Uptown, 6:45 a.m.)

Lyons Carnival Club (Uptown, 7 a.m.)

Mondo Kayo (Uptown, 7:45 a.m.) 

Corner Carnival Club (Second and Annunciation, 7 a.m.)

Pete Fountain's Half-Fast Walking Club (Uptown, 7:30 a.m.)

Zulu Social Aide and Pleasure Club (Uptown-Mid-City, 8:00 a.m.)>

Rex (Uptown, 10:00 AM)

Societe de Saint Anne (Marigny, 10:00 AM)

KOE (French Quarter, 10 a.m.)

Elks Orleanians, Crescent City Trucks (Uptown-St. Charles route, after Rex)

Krewe of Pal's (Pal's Lounge, 11 a.m.)

Full Grown Man Society (Marigny, Noon)


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