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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: 9.25.15


Happy Friday! Today in New Orleans, there are many ways to celebrate the arrival of the weekend. Catch the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Prytania. If you’re not too afraid, it’s the first day of the NOLA Horror Film Fest, and Zeitgeist is screening creepy Canadian film, Hellions. Dumpstaphunk and Sexual Thunder are playing at the Howlin’ Wolf. On this day in history, frequent New Orleans visitor William Faulker was born (1897), and the Superdome reopened for the first time since Federal Flood for the game against the Atlanta Falcons. During the game, Steve Gleason infamously blocked the punt that immortalized him, and gave fans a redemptive rallying point (2006). Now back to today:

 

Rocky Horror (Prytania, 12:15a.m.)

Late tonight, the Prytania is playing the 1975 cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The musical comedy narrates the evening of a newly engaged couple. When their car breaks down on a lonely road during a storm, they find shelter in the house of the… eccentric… Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

 

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

Today marks the start of the 5th Annual NOLA Horror Film Fest hosted at Rare Form NOLA. Today’s lineup included shorts like The Blood of Love, Murdering Katarina and The Group. The two full-length films are Chimeres and Clinger. Tickets for a single screening are $10, and weekend passes are $75.

 

Hellions (Zeitgeist, 8p.m.)

If you didn’t get enough at the NOLA Horror Film Fest, check out Canadian film Hellions at Zeitgeist. This scary flick, created by Bruce McDonald, tells the story of a pregnant teen who is attacked by creepy trick-or-treaters.

 

Dumpstaphunk (Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.)

Dumpstaphunk is the A-list of the funk genre with members including Ivan Nevile, Tony Hall, and Nikki Glaspie. Nuff said. 

 

Galactic (Tips, 9p.m.)

Since Galactic's inception 20 years ago, their sound has progressed from organic New Orleans funk and jazz jam band, to a different description coined by bassist Robert Mercurio: gritty, unpolished funk. While they may be grittier than other jazz and funk bands, they remain collaborative in their writing and performing.




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