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February 23rd

Knights of Babylon

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

This historic krewe takes its cues from ancient Mesopotamia and Carnival traditions from 75 years ago

 

Krewe of Chaos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Expect a satirical slant to this parade

 

Krewe of Muses

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Step aside, gentlemen. This all female krewe is one of the Mardi Gras all-stars

 

Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds go head to head with the Houston Rockets

 

Nicole Lynn Fox Variety Hour

The Allways Lounge & Theatre, 8PM 

Famed drag star hosts a drag and variety show

 

Better Than Ezra

The Civic Theatre, 9:30PM

New Orleans alt-rock trio perform on their home turf

 

Fast Times '80s Dance Night

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

A Mardi Gras-themed version of this weekly dance party ($5)

 

Ball of Joy 

Joy Theater, 11PM

A happiness-enducing Mardi Gras ball

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Weekly recurring engagement

 
Blue Nile, 11PM
Every Thursday night swing by for reggae-heavy dance beats

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 

 


Today in NOLA 11.18.16


Tonight, get retro at Lakefront Arena with Vanilla Ice and friends or check out AD and the Birds at the other arena. If you’re looking for local music, check out some brass on Frenchmen or Colin Lake in the Quarter. On this day in 1811, five men were selected to draft a new Louisiana constitution. Now, more to do this Friday.

 
Colin Lake Band (533 Royal Street, 5:30pm)
Today, Lake headlines the popular Concerts in the Courtyard series. The music of local blues-roots singer/songwriter Colin Lake is characterized by twangy guitar, soulful vocals, and catchy beats. Following the success of 2011’s "The Ones I Love," Lake released “One Thing That’s for Sure” last year. Lake is on the way up; catch him while he’s still playing locally. ($10)
 
Pelicans vs. Portland Trail Blazers (Smoothie King Center, 6pm)
The Birds are struggling in 2016 with a 2-1- record, but Anthony Davis is on fire, posting some up some legendary numbers. Tonight, they try to turn it around against the Blazers, a team hovering only one game above the .500 mark. ($15+)
 
I Love the 90's (Lakefront Arena, 8pm)
The name pretty much says it all as far as this show is concerned. Check out all your favorite artists from a couple decades ago. Acts include Vanilla Ice, Salt n Pepa, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, Coolio and Rob Base ($25+)

 
Brass-a-Holics (d.b.a., 10pm )
Brass-A-Holics are pumping their fusion of DC go-go and NOLA brass band pomp at their downtown home. The band was founded by former Soul Rebel Winston Turner, and they released their first album together in late 2013. Read more on I Am a Brass-A-Holic.  ($10)




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