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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


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 9.27.15

Today in New Orleans, watch Big Trouble in Little China at Prytania or catch Guidance at Zeitgeist. Marigny Opera House is hosting its Sunday Musical Meditation featuring Hanna Yim, and it’s day three of the NOLA Horror Film Fest. On this day in Louisiana history New Orleans streetcar employees went on strike, demanding 8-hour days and a $.25 cent/hr. minimum wage (1902) and Lil Wayne was born (1982). Now for all of today's feats:


Big Trouble in Little China (Prytania, 10p.m.)


The Prytania is now running a late night series featuring movies from director John Carpenter. Tonight, the theater will play Big Trouble in Little China. The flick narrates the story of truck driver Jack Burton. When his friend’s fiancé is kidnapped by a Chinese street gang, all sorts of mayhem ensues, including run-ins with an evil sorcerer.


Guidance (Zeitgeist, 6:30p.m.)


Zeitgeist is finally back from their hiatus! This evening, they’ll be playing Guidance, a Canadian comedy. Guidance is about a drug-using guidance counsellor who somehow becomes a huge hit with his students.


Sunday Musical Meditation (Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.)


For this week’s Sunday Musical Meditation, Marigny Opera House will feature the music of violinist Hannah Yim. Yim currently holds the position of Assistant Concertmaster of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed with other orchestras including the New World Symphony and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert is free and open to the public, but donations are suggested.


NOLA Horror Film Fest (Rare Form NOLA, 6:45p.m.)


Today marks the third day of the 5th Annual NOLA Horror Film Fest. This year, the film aims to promote filmmaking from Louisiana while also highlighting films from around the country and world. Films that will be shown today include Come With Me, Kiss The Devil in the Dark, You’re Killing Me and Trace. At 9p.m., the fest will host the 2015 NOHFF Awards Ceremony.

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