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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


Today in New Orleans 3.5.13


This morning, make groceries at the Farmer’s Market. Later, NOLA Fashion Week celebrates their fifth season with runway shows at the Saratoga, lit lovers can enjoy book events Uptown, Rebirth plays the Maple Leaf, and more. On this day in 1766, Antionio de Ulloa became the first Spanish Governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Tuesday.

 

Crescent City Farmer's Market (Uptown Market, 9am-1pm)

 

This morning, head to the Riverbend to make groceries. Dozens of local farmers and chefs are bringing their fresh produce, seafood, meats, pre-made treats, and more to this weekly event.

 

First Tuesday Book Club (Maple Street Book Shop, Uptown, 5:45pm)

 

Tonight, join some fellow readers to discuss Colum McCann’s novel, Let the Great World Spin. Bring your copy and discuss the latest work from the National Book Award Winner and author of Zoli and Dancer.

 

Sarah Carr Author Event (Octavia Books, 6pm)

 

Sarah Carr’s Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children delves into New Orleans’ controversial school reform battle. Carr takes on the Recovery School District through the eyes of longtime principal Mary Laurie, new teacher Aidan Kelly, and fourteen-year-old Geraldlynn Stewart.

 

NOLA Fashion Week (The Saratoga, 5:30pm-9pm)

 

Tonight, start off your fashionable evening with a fashion market. Locally known designers of Jolie and Elizabeth are starting off the evening, followed by Izavel by Isabel Varela, then Blackout by Ashlie Ming. End your evening with a cocktail at Bellocq’s Sip in Style Lounge.

 

Rebirth Brass Band (Maple Leaf, 10pm)

 

Since they formed in 1983, Rebirth has been a local staple in the New Orleans brass scene. The Grammy winners are playing their Tuesday night gig, so come out for two sets of brass, funk, hip-hop, R&B, and more.




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