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Today in New Orleans:01.05.14


It’s the eleventh day of Christmas, which means there is one day left before king cake season. Before Carnival, the city is remembering the late Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief “Tootie” Montana. For the mobile-minded, there is a group bike ride meeting on N. Rampart and heading to the West Bank. Luke Winslow King is joined by Esther Rose on Frenchmen. On this day in 1987, “Pistol Pete” Maravich was inducted into the Basketball  Hall of Fame. Now, more to do this Sunday. 

 

Big Chief "Tootie" Montana (Treme Community Center, 7 p.m.)

The Mardi Gras Indian legend and contributor to arts and culture in New Orleans died suddenly in 2005, as he was presenting a case to the City Council. Members came together to pass a resolution in Montana’s honor. There will be a One Nation Memorial Practice, bringing together all of the tribes before Montana’s official observance on Twelfth Night. 

 

Dashing Bicycles & Crescent City Bike Tours Meet & Ride  (626 N. Rampart, 12 p.m. til)

Lady centric cycling store Dashing Bicycles & Accessories has partnered with Crescent City Bike Tours for a group ride. The slow-paced ten-mile trek will take place on the West Bank, and founder Marin Tockman said the group will likely stop somewhere for lunch. 

 

Luke Winslow King & Esther Rose (Yuki, 9 p.m.)

King is bringing his one-of-a-kind mix of pre-war blues and “Delta funk” to Frenchmen Street, joined by vocalist Esther Rose. The multi-talented guitarist, composer and lyricist is widely recognized for his skills on the six-string, but King has also earned his chops as a traditional jazz artist.  

 

Hot 8 Brass Band (Howlin’ Wolf, 10pm)

Come out and dance to the weekly gig from one of New Orleans’ favorite funky brass bands. The Hot 8 blends hip hop, funk, brass, and jazz to create their uniquely New Orleans sound.

 

Cajun Fais Do Do (Tipitina’s Uptown, 5:30pm)

Head to Tchoup and Napoleon this evening to see Bruce Daigrepont and his band bring some authentic Cajun music to the Big Easy for their weekly gig. There will be a lot of opportunities to dance along, so come early and leave tired.

 




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