With the likelihood of heavy rain late Saturday, the Krewe of Endymion this evening decided to move the traditional Saturday night parade to Sunday.
Endymion will roll behind Bacchus on Sunday on the Uptown route.
FRENCH MARKET'S 28TH ANNUAL MASK MARKET
March 5-7th, 2011 alongside Farmers and Flea Markets
Handmade Masks-Live Music-Food Booths-11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For the 28th year in a row,
the historic French Market welcomes mask vendors from around New Orleans
and the country to sell their handmade masks the weekend before Mardi
Gras. Nearly 20 local and national mask artists converge at the French
Market to share their leather, feather, fabric, and neoprene pieces just
in time for Carnival <http://www.frenchmarket.org/events/>
. Several of
the visiting mask vendors have been coming to New Orleans annually for
over two decades from Oregon, Virginia, Illinois, New York, Florida, and
Mississippi, serving last-minute Lundi Gras buyers and serious
collectors alike. Visit http://www.frenchmarket.org/events/
<http://www.frenchmarket.org/events/> for a list of and links to local
and visiting mask makers, from New Orleans Masks and Dante's Masquerade
to Feathers for Pleasure and Maskerville.
In addition to shopping for a one-of-a-kind mask to adorn oneself or
one's home, visitors to the French Market will enjoy plenty of local
food and music during this three-day Mardi Gras festival. Food booths
will be serving up everything from crab cakes to funnel cakes, and the
new Farmers Market eateries will offer their full menus, including fresh
produce and festival favorites
<http://www.frenchmarket.org/farmers-market/> like muffalettas,
po-boys, gumbo, and alligator on a stick. While at the Market, shoppers
can scour the always festive Flea Market searching for other Mardi Gras
items and bargains, including local artwork, jewelry, clothing, and
COMPLIMENTARY THROW BAGS: Shoppers who venture into French Market
District retail shops <http://www.frenchmarket.org/shopping/> along
Decatur Street will receive a complimentary Mardi Gras throw bag with a
MARDI GRAS PARKING MADE EASY: Save time and stress by taking advantage
of our new CLICK AND PARK <http://www.nola.clickandpark.com/> program
at the French Market parking lot. Reserve your spot before you go!
MASK MARKET LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE
Mask booths open at 11 a.m. & music begins at 12 noon each day
Music Stage located at Governor Nicholls Street:
Saturday March 5th
4-6 p.m. Mojeaux
Sunday March 6th
12-1:30 p.m. Rebirth Brass Band
2-3:30 p.m. Change of Pace Rhythm and Blues Band
4-6 p.m. Bo Dollis, Jr. and the Wild Magnolias
MONDAY MARCH 7TH
12-1:30 New Wave Brass Band
2-3:30 p.m. The Wiseguys
4-6 p.m. Hot 8 Brass Band
Book-Signing: Big Chief Harrison
and the Mardi Gras Indians
Mrs. Herreast Harrison & Al Kennedy
Saturday, March 5, 2010
11: a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
A Tisket A Tasket New Orleans
910 Decatur Street,
Carnival in New Orleans, A Fantasy
The Bard's Press
Carnival in New Orleans, a Fantasy, a new Mardi Gras collection authored by Maurice Le Gardeur, illustrated by Robert Seago, including a Mardi Gras music CD of 16 hits by John Preble. The book has just been released to rave reviews. It can be purchase at various outlets in the Greater New Orleans area for $29.95. It can also be purchased online for $29..95 and with shipping and handling is $34.94.
From the Author,
This book is a work of fiction probably stimulated by a slice of stilton or a generous shot of brandy in my cafe brulot.
From Arthur Hardy, Publisher of The Mardi Gras Guide:
Maurice Le Gardeur's irreverent wit combined with Robert Seago's elegant Mardi Gras art, make this carnival collection lovely to look at and fun to read
Sunday Signing A Tisket A Tasket 910 Decatur St. NO 1 - 3 PM King Cake Served!
Monday Interview, WWL TV The Morning Show, approx 7 45 AM
Signing Peaches Records 408 N.. Peters, corner Conti St. (former Tower Records location) 11 AM - 2 PM King Cake Served!
Ash Weds. Signing Hudson News Stores, Near Departure Terminals, NO Int'l Airport, 2 - 5 PM Alka Seltzer Served!
Ponchatoula Antique Trade Days & Arts-Craft Fair
March 6, 2011
9 am - 5 pm
Ponchatoula Antique Trade Days and Craft Fair
Antique & Collectibles Booths,
Fine Arts & Crafts Booths
Live Music by Rocky Denney and Lagniappe
Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee is proud to
present The Ponchatoula Antique Trade Days and Art -Craft Fair being
held March 4th, 5th and 6th 9:00 AM ? 5:00 PM. This three day outdoor
free festival is located in historic downtown Ponchatoula, featuring
antique, collectible, fine arts and crafts booths. Food vendors
feature local cuisine and fun festival food. Live music by Rocky
Denney and Lagniappe. 1:00PM to 4:00PM Saturday March 6th sponsored
by First Guaranty Bank. Children?s Activities include, Pony rides,
Inflatable Slide, Bungy Jumping, face painting.. Ponchatoula earned
the title of America?s Antique City for its many antique, collectible
shops, art galleries and specialty shops housed in our wonderful old
historic buildings. In addition we have some wonderful local
restaurants from home style cooking to casual fine dining.
There are lodging and RV parks nearby. Ponchatoula is conveniently
located at the crossroads of interstate I-55 and I-12 less than and
hour from New Orleans or Baton Rouge.
Fun for the Entire Family Outdoor Festival.
For more information contact 1-800-617-4502
of visit us on the web @
Vendors call Mary @ 985-386-0026
628 St Charles
Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA
Dinner & Traditional Jazz
06 Lucien Barbarin w/Sunday Night Swingsters w/Mark Braud
07 LUNDI GRAS - Lars Edegran & Topsy Chapman w/Palm Court Jazz Band
w/Wendell Brunious,Kerry Lewis, Jason Marsalis,Ronell Johnson,Tom Sancton
08 Mardi Gras day - closed
Chickie Wah Wah
2828 Canal Street
near Broad Street in Mid-City New Orleans
Saturday, March 5 - Endymion Party w/the Clements Brothers Band / @ 1
Saturday, March 12 - Hotels and Highways / Americana, roots rock @ 9
Saturday, March 19 - The Iguanas / @ 10
Saturday, March 26 - WTUL's 6th Annual Hootenanny / roots, folk, Americana
Sunday, March 20 - Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout w/ Johnny Sansone &
Jason Ricci / blues @ 7
Happy Mardi Gras!
Our exhibit, Mardi Gras: It's Carnival Time in Louisiana! has reopened. Come visit us on the second floor of the Presbytère where we celebrate carnival yearround! The Louisiana State Museum is deeply committed to collecting and exhibiting artifacts related to this unique, rich tradition in our state. In fact, Mardi Gras costumes, photographs and other items have been displayed at the Museum since the 1930s
Louisiana State Museum 751 Chartres St. New Orleans, La 70116 800-568-6968
Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne
This March Muriel's Jackson Square and Chef Gus Martin
Present a 10th Anniversary Celebration
Corn-fried Louisiana oysters with an Herbsaint cream sauce
Muriel's 2009 Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Duck Pastrami Salad
With baby greens, pickled red onion, ginger bread Dijon vinaigrette and a gruyere tuile
Muriel's 2007 Merlot, Chalk Hill District
Blackened Yellowfin Tuna
With "salade nicoise" of haricots verts, red onion, boiled egg, fingerling potatoes, and finished with a calamata olive vinaigrette
Wood Grilled Prime Ribeye
with parmesan steak fries and topped with New Orleans BBQ shrimp
Muriel's 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Flaky puff pastry layered with Louisiana strawberries
and pastry cream covered with chocolate ganache
Domaine Carneros Brut Rose, Carneros
Four Course Menu
$45 Per Person plus tax and gratuity
$75 per person with paired wines
10th Anniversary dinner menu available
throughout March, 2011
All Items available a la carte
Full á la carte & Table d'Hote also available
Muriel's Jackson Square
Opened March 14, 2001
For more information or reservations please call
504-568-1885 or visit www.muriels.com
*We are getting ready for the biggest weekend in our city here at Donna's on
Rampart, located at 800 Rampart Street directly across from the Louis
SATURDAY 3/5/11 @ 10 P.M---ILLUMNASTI WITH MIKE DILLON, SKERIK AND JAMES
SINGLETON FOLLOWED BY THE DEAD KENNY G'S
SUNDAY 3/6/11 @ 10 P.M.--BOB FRENCH AND THE ORIGINAL TUXEDO JAZZ BAND
MONDAY 3/7/11 @ 10 P.M.--KEVIN O'DAY AND FRIENDS WITH REGGIE SCANLAN, SAM
HOTCHKISS AND JESSE HIATT
COME DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITH US AT DONNA'S. WE WIL ALSO HAVE FOOD EVERY
NIGHT PREPARED BY VENESSA WILLIAMS OF VJ'S CONGO SQUARE CAFE
IRVIN MAYFIELD'S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE AT THE ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL
300 BOURBON STREET
Saturday, March 5
8pm - Joe Krown and Wendell Brunious quartet
12 Midnight - Brass Band Jam featuring Brass-a-Holics Brass Band
Sunday, March 6
7pm - Jaz Sawyer
Monday, March 7
5pm - Kipori Woods Blues Bash
8pm - Bob French and The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band
Tuesday, March 8
6pm - Khris Royal
536 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, LA
No Cover Charge
Contemporary, Late-Night Dining, Small Plates
full bar, handicap accessible, smoke free, vegetarian friendly
Open from 4pm ? ?Til ?Closed on Tuesdays-?
Sun, Mon & Wed 5?10 .:. Thurs, Fri & Sat 5?12
536 French¬men St.
New Orleans, La 70116
Sat, 03/05/2011 - 7:00pm
Derek ? Kabuki? Spodie
Sat, 03/05/2011 - 10:00pm
St Louis Slim Jug Band
Sun, 03/06/2011 - 8:00pm
Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Band
"Davenport Lounge" is the official name of Jeremy's Club
at Davenport Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.
Sat, 5 @ 9:00pm
Friday Mar 4 7pm Some Like it Hot
10pm Young Pinstripe Brass Band, Lagniappe Brass Band, Mainline
Upstairs 10pm Dave Nada, Brice Nice, Musa, Beyonda
Saturday Mar 5th 5pm The Ramblin Letters
7pm Smoking time Jazz Club
10pm The Local Skank
11:30 Professor Naughty
1am One Mind Brass Band
Sunday Mar 6th 10pm E. Company
12am Booty Trove
1am Kings of the Fauborg
Monday Mar 7th 10pm Brassaholics
Upstairs 10pm Bones Dance Party
Tuesday Mar 8th 3pm Meta Space Funk Menagerie
6pm Ashton Hines and the Big Easy Brawlers
The Spotted Cat
623 Frenchman Street
New Orleans, LA, 70116
Sat 03/05/2011 - 11:00am
The Loose Marbles
Sat, 03/05/2011 - 3:00pm
Luke Winslow King
Sat, 03/05/2011 - 6:00pm
Panorama Jazz Band
Sat, 03/05/2011 - 10:00pm
The Davis Rogan Band
Sun, 03/06/2011 - 11:00am
Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses
Sun, 03/06/2011 - 3:00pm
Rights of Swing
Sun, 03/06/2011 - 6:00pm
Sun, 03/06/2011 - 10:00pm
Pat Casey & The New Sound
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 10:00am
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 2:00pm
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 4:00pm
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 6:00pm
Dominic Grillo & The Frenchmen St. All Stars
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 10:00pm
The Jazz Vipers
Tue, 03/08/2011 - 10:00am
The John Royen Band
Tue, 03/08/2011 - 2:00pm
The New Orleans Moonshiners
Tue, 03/08/2011 - 4:00pm
Tue, 03/08/2011 - 6:00pm
Smokin? Time Jazz Club
Tue, 03/08/2011 - 10:00pm
Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns
MAYOR LANDRIEU & CITY OFFICIALS PREPARE FOR MARDI GRAS WEEKEND
City Releases Permitting Fact Sheets for Special Events & Cultural Businesses
Mayor Landrieu and City officials outlined the many preparations underway to ensure that the final weekend of 2011 Mardi Gras goes off without a hitch. City officials discussed security measures, parking and neutral ground restrictions, revenue and permit enforcement, and sanitation plans.
"Our first weekend went smoothly but we know the real test lies ahead," said Mayor Landrieu. "We are committed to a safe and coordinated Mardi Gras. A lot of hard work goes into making this event happen so that residents and tourists alike can enjoy what we know is the greatest free show on earth."
Below is a recap of enforcements and preparations on being taken by the City.
Parking enforcement policies remain the same as in previous years.
• Two hours prior to the scheduled start of each Mardi Gras parade, any unauthorized vehicle on any part of the published parade route will be ticketed and towed. This will ensure public safety and facilitate the flow of the Carnival Krewes ($75 fine and seizure);
• Two hours after a Mardi Gras parade ends, any unauthorized vehicle on any part of the published parade route will be ticketed and towed. This is done to clear the route for the City's Department of Sanitation ($25 fine and seizure);
• Beginning the Friday before Mardi Gras, at 12:01 a.m., until the Wednesday after Mardi Gras, at 6:00 p.m., no vehicles, except those issued permits, are allowed into the French Quarter between Iberville, N. Rampart, Dumaine, and Decatur ($50 fine and seizure);
• Parking of vehicles equipped with living accommodations is prohibited during certain hours. It is strictly enforced during the Mardi Gras season, particularly in the Central Business District, Warehouse and Garden District;
• Before, during and after the parades, the City will extend enforcement efforts into the neighborhoods adjacent to the published parade routes. This will minimize non-residential intrusion. Parking Officers will primarily enforce the following:
o Valid Residential Parking Permits ($40 fine),
o Safety violations which include:
§ Blocking hydrants,
§ Parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection, or stop sign,
§ Parking in the wrong direction (vehicles must park in the direction of travel on one way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two way streets),
§ Vehicles blocking sidewalks,
§ Vehicles blocking driveways,
§ Parking in Handicap zone ($500 fine),
o Scofflaw vehicles that have unpaid parking tickets shall be immobilized.
• Vehicles parked on the neutral ground are subject to a parking violation and seizure ($75 fine).
For more information on parking enforcement, citizens may call:
• Department of Public Works (Parking enforcement and information), (504) 658-8100 (answered 24 hours)
• Information related to Residential Parking Permits, (504) 658-8200
• Pay and release of boot, (504) 658-8083.
• Information on Ticket/Tow Appeals Hearings: (504) 658-8250
PARKS & PARKWAYS NEUTRAL GROUND ENFORCEMENT
The city's neutral grounds are the direct responsibility of the Department of Parks and Parkways; therefore, any prohibited items that are placed on the neutral grounds will be removed and disposed of immediately.
The following rules are being enforced:
• No Port-A-Lets can be placed on neutral grounds.
No bulky furniture can be placed on neutral grounds.
• No structures can be erected (i.e. viewing stands, bleachers). The only allowed structures are those that are provided by the City Of New Orleans in city designated areas or those on privately owned properties that have been granted permission and issued permits by the City's Department of Safety and Permits.
• No roping off or placement of cones or other materials for designation of viewing areas as neutral grounds are public green spaces.
• No cooking appliances can be placed on neutral grounds.
REVENUE AND PERMIT ENFORCEMENT
City of New Orleans Bureau of Revenue field agents and collectors will be canvassing neighborhoods in and around parade routes to ensure businesses (including ABOs) and vendors are properly permitted. Additionally, residents or businesses charging for parking at commercial properties must be properly permitted. 501c3 organizations may apply for an exemption for a portion of the fees associated with the appropriate permits.
To assist cultural events with the permitting, the City has created fact sheets to help residents navigate the process. Those fact sheets are attached.
The Department of Sanitation is responsible for cleaning the streets, neutral grounds and sidewalks after parades held on both sides of the Mississippi River in the City of New Orleans.
Over 300 city workers, temporary workers, and contractor employees are utilized per day in clean up efforts. City departments and agencies involved in the clean up effort include NOPD, Public Works, Parks and Parkways, the Equipment Maintenance Division, NORD, Health, Sewerage and Water Board, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, and the Downtown Development District.
532 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, LA, 70116
Sunday 03/06/2011 - 10:00pm
* Mardi Gras Madness with Honey Island Swamp Band
+ Honeyboy Carencro
Monday 03/07/2011 - 9:00pm
* Big Pearl & The Fugitives of Funk
New exhibition, book commemorate Tennessee Williams centennial
The Historic New Orleans Collection
with the Al Hirschfeld Foundation
"Drawn to Life: Al Hirschfeld and the Theater of Tennessee Williams," an exhibition and catalogue
March 9- April 2, 2011
Gallery Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street, in the French Quarter
This exhibition is free and open to the public; details are available at www.hnoc.org.
*** Please remember to ring the bell to enter the Williams Research Center.
MARDI GRAS MADNESS with a double dose of HONEY!
Sunday night March 6, Honey Island Swamp Band and Honeyboy Carencro will rock the Blue Nile all night long....come on down right after the Bacchus parade ends and get yerself a taste of the good stuff!
HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND & HONEYBOY CARENCRO
SUNDAY MARCH 6 - 10:00PM
BLUE NILE on FRENCHMEN ST - NOLA
...featuring many special guests from some of your favorite funk/ska bands!
Presented by our friends at Hypersoul and the Backbeat Foundation
Schedule for Mardi Gras Day 2011
Guardians of the Flame
Mardi Gras Indians
March 8, 2011
Leave from the house of Big Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson
1941 Alvar St. (Intersection of Alvar St. and North Johnson St..)
Ceremony in memory of Big Chief Donald Harrison, Sr
Harrison Family Home
3630 N. Johnson St.
Musicians? Village - Memory stops at homes of
Mr. Peter "Chuck" Badie
Mr. Bob French
Mr. Joseph "Smokey" Johnson
10:30 a.m. Ceremony for Ancestors, Unity, and Peace
& Release of White Doves*
Tomb of the Unknown Slave,
St. Augustine Church
1205 Gov. Nichols St.
11:00 a.m. Backstreet Museum
1116 Saint Claude Avenue
*Birds released by:
Members of the Guardians of the Flame
Mardi Gras Indian Nation members
Dennis Soriano, Leader of the Congress of Day Laborers
Alison McCrary, Tribal Member
of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation
For more information, contact Cherice Harrison-Nelson,
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Thursday, March 17
12:00pm - 8:00pm
8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans
April 17 event, which includes a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Pontchartrain, a 56-mile bicycle ride and a 13.1-mile run that ends in front of Jackson Square.
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