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VENDREDI

February 24th

Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures or DIVA

French Quarter Route, 1:30PM

Watch this bustier-clad krewe as they traverse through the Vieux Carre 

 

Krewe of Hermes

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6PM

Celebrating its 80th year in Carnival

 

Le Krewe d'Etat

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6:30PM 

An anarchic krewe that holds its own place in Mardi Gras lore

 

Krewe of Morpheus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 7PM

A co-ed krewe known for elaborate floats and enviable throws

 

The Krewe of Debauche

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 9PM

A Mardi Gras debauchery ball featuring gypsy balkan beats, bellydance and more ($15)

 

The Get Money Stop Hatin Tour

Cafe Istanbul, 9PM

8th annual tour showcasing the biggest independent talents in hip hop ($20)

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

Dance to the swinging tunes of the UK underground 

 

A Queen and Bowie Tribute Show

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

Local talents come out to play the tunes of David Bowie and Queen

 

Grunge Night: NIRVANNA

House of Blues, 10PM

A Nirvana tribute concert featuring bands like The Kurt Loders

 

Burlesque Ballroom

Jazz Playhouse, 11PM

Burlesque pioneer Trixie Minx brings striptease to Bourbon 

 

Foundation of Funk

Tipitina's, 11PM

NOLA superground band is joined by special guests Anders Osborne & Jon Cleary

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Prytania Theatre, 11:59PM

A midnight showing of the penultimate movie about the boy wizard 

 

SAMEDI

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

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Articles

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

SATURDAY, Jan. 19

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

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

 

FRIDAY, JAN. 25

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

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

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 26

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.)

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 2

Krewe of Alla (West Bank, Noon)

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 3

Super Bowl XLVII (Superdome, 6:00 PM)

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6

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

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

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 7 

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)

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 8

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)

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

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)

 

LUNDI GRAS, Feb. 11

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

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

 

MARDI GRAS, Feb. 12

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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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Listings Editor


Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Stephen Babcock