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Today in NOLA 2.23.17

It's a new era for the Pelicans, with DeMarcus Cousins making his debut with the team tonight following a massive NBA trade. An illuminated bicycle parade rolled during Carnival on this day in 1887. Celebrate this 130 year anniversary by hitting up Knights of Babylon, Chaos or Muses — all parading along the Uptown-St. Charles route. Read on for more tonight. 


Knights of Babylon (Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM)

This historic krewe takes its cues from ancient Mesopotamia and Mardi Gras traditions from 75 years ago, and forms a fitting prelude to one of Carnival season's most anticipated evenings.


Krewe of Chaos (Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM)

Not much is known about the theme or the royalty each year for Krewe of Chaos, but that's part of the fun. If nothing else, 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. Get a good spot to improve chances of the Muses bestowing one of their prized decorated shoes to you. 


Kermit Ruffins (Bullet's Sports Bar, 6PM) 

All aboard! NOLA's current heir to the Armstrong persona is playing his original weekly gig at Bullet's. The neighborhood has gotten a little better and the time has gotten a little earlier, but the music remains the same. Expect a healthy dose of standards, some NOLA favorites, and a lot of personality. We partyin'. 


Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets (Smoothie King Center, 7PM)

Following Pelicans forward Anthony Davis being named MVP of last weekend's NBA All-Star Game, the Birds are poised to dominate on their home turf. Keep an eye out for the "Fire and Ice" duo of Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, making his debut tonight against the Rockets. 


Ball of Joy (Joy Theater, 11PM)

Joy Theater promises a party that will cause "great pleasure and feelings of happiness." With interactive light & art installations, body painting, and performances by DJ Doug Funnie and Sexy Dex and the Fresh, this is guaranteed to get you smilin'. ($15-30)


The Soul Rebels (Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM)

Coming up out of the 6th Ward, the Soul Rebels expanded the boundaries of modern-day brass band music's mix of funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop. Nowadays, they're one of the vanguards of the genre, and are always willing to funk up one of your favorite songs with a cover. Every Thursday, they play at Le Bon Temps Roule on Magazine St., which provides a platform to try out new material.

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