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New Orleans Events: Bring On Mardi Gras And Vieux To Do

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What is occuring this weekend in New Orleans?  Mardi Gras is beginning with parades hitting the down town streets. 

Also,there's time to plan for the 27th Annual Mad Hatter's Luncheon Fashion Show,  "Mad Hatter's Masquerade", on Thursday presented by The Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association. 

 Saturday 2-19-11     
2011 Parade
The Krewe du Vieux parade is simultaneously the most individualistic and the most traditional of all New Orleans parading Krewes. It starts in the Marigny and winds its way to the French Quarter.
Starting time: 6:30 PM. Please start your drinking early.
The Route:
The route will go up Chartres to Franklin to Royal through the Quarter, turn on Toulouse to Decatur, up Decatur to Frenchman back to Royal, Elysian Fields and disbands at Chartres.

 Krewe du Vieux 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
6:30 PM
Theme: 25 Years Wasted!
King: Don Marshall

The Krewe du Vieux parade is simultaneously the most individualistic  
and the most traditional of all New Orleans parading Krewes. The 2011  
Parade will be rolling and stumbling through the Marigny Triangle and  
the Lower French Quarter.

The route will go up Chartres to Franklin to Royal through the  
Quarter, turn on Toulouse to Decatur, up Decatur to Frenchman back to  
Royal, Elysian Fields and disbands at Chartres.

Starting time: 6:30 PM.. Please start your drinking early.

Parade Brass Bands:

* The Baby Boyz
* Bone Tone
* Charles Joseph
* Da Truth
* Down N Dirty
* Egg Yolk Jubilee
* The Free agents
* The Jazzmen
* Kirk Joseph
* New Birth Brass Band
* New Era Brass Band
* Panorama
* The Paulin Brothers
* The Red Hot Brass Band
* The Soul Rebels
* The Stooges

What is Krewe du Vieux
The Krewe du Vieux is a New Orleans Mardi Gras or Carnival krewe,  
originally and more fully known as the Krewe du Vieux Carre (?Vieux  
Carre? being another term for the city?s French Quarter). It is one of  
the earliest parades of the New Orleans Carnival calendar, and is  
noted for wild satirical and adult themes, as well as for showcasing  
some of the best Brass and Jazz Bands in New Orleans.

The Sub-Krewes of Krewe du Vieux and 2011 Themes

* Rue du Bourbon................
   TSA - "The Good Hands People"
* Comatose..........................
   End Of Times
* Krewe de Craps................
   Running of the Bull Shit
* C.R.U.D.E..........................
   Crude Lubes NewOilands
* Drips and Discharges........
* Inane..............................
   Absinthe Minded
* K.A.O.S.............................
* Krewe of Space Age Love.
   Spreading the Love for 25 Years
* L.E.W.D............................
   Do Ass ? Do Tail
* Mama Roux.......................
   Department of Wasted Management
* Krewe du Mishigas...........
   Chai Ho Silver, Oy Vey!
* Mondu.............................
   In The Year 2525
* Mystic Krewe of PAN........
   S'il Vous Played
* Seeds of Decline...............
   Seeds Spins Seven Sins
* Mystic Krewe of Spermes.
   David Semen's Treme
* T.O.K.I.N.........................
   Tokin Tea Party
* Underwear.........................
   Tails of the Silver Sheen

Don Marshall Named King of Krewe du Vieux 2011

Marshalling this year?s parade will be King Don Marshall (not Marshall  
Don King, you can tell by the hair), who has wasted away a few hours  
in Margaritaville with Bloody Mary, Mary Juana and other ?friends?.  
Co-founder of both the Krewe of Clones and the Krewe du Vieux ? and  
still atoning for both ?

King Don (not King Cong, you can tell by the hair) is a  
behind-the-scenes silverback of New Orleans culture, having played key  
roles at different times with the CAC, Le Petit Theatre, Jazz Fest and  
more. He will no doubt exit the float a few brain cells lighter as he  
helps the Krewe waste another year.

The Krewe will walk through the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny on  
Saturday, February 19 at 6:30 PM.

The Krewe du Vieux?s seventeen subkrewes will each present their own  
interpretations of the theme. Subkrewes include the Krewe of  
C.R.U.D.E., Krewe of Space Age Love, Krewe of Underwear, Seeds of  
Decline, Krewe of Mama Roux, Krewe of L.E.W.D., Krewe of Drips and  
Dis- charges, Krewe of K.A.O.S., Knights of Mondu, T.O.K.I.N., Krewe  
Rue Bourbon, Krewe de C.R.A.P.S.,Krewe of PAN, Mystic Krewe of  
Spermes, Mystic Krewe of Comatose, Mystic Krewe of Inane, and Krewe du  

Also marching will be many of the city?s top brass bands. Showcasing  
the local brass band talent is one of many Krewe du Vieux traditions  
not eligible for coverage under the health care reform bill.

rewe du Vieux Mission
The Krewe du Vieux is a non-profit organization dedicated to the  
historical and traditional concept of a Mardi Gras parade as a venue  
for individual creative expression and satirical comment. It is unique  
among all Mardi Gras parades in the city because it alone carries on  
the old traditions of Carnival celebrations, by using decorated  
mule-drawn floats with satirical themes, accompanied by costumed  
revelers dancing in the streets to the sounds of jazzy street  
musicians. We believe in exposing the world to the true nature of  
Mardi Gras?and in exposing ourselves to the world.

Krewe du Vieux Doo
February 19, 2011
Doors open 9:00 PM ? Music starts 9:30 PM
Michalopolous Studio
527 Elysian Fields Avenue
between Chartres and Decatur Streets

featuring in order of appearance:
* Brass Band Jam
* The Radiators
* Trixie Minx with Fleur de Tease
* and White Bitch

A portion of the proceeds from the 2011 Krewe du Vieux Doo will be  
used to support The New Orleans Musician's Clinic.
krewedelusion Episode Two - 2/19/2011
Follows Krewe du Vieux
parade line up 6:00
parade kick off 7:15
parade disband 9:00
vaso 500 Frenchman Street
Celebration of Grandeur

Saying Goodbye to Poppa Neutrino
Recently, we reported on the passing of William David Pearlman, better known as "Poppa Neutrino" and the founder of the family band Ingrid Lucia and the Flying Neutrinos. This weekend, Lucia is organizing events to memorialize his passing.  On Saturday, there will be a jazz funeral for Poppa Neutrino starting at 11 a.m. at Rampart and St. Ann that will end at the Mississippi River. There will be a storytelling session and Lucia's house after the jazz funeral. Email [email protected] if you have a story to tell and want to be a part of things..
12 Noon
Krewe of Bilge Boat Parade
Theme: What's on TV
Louisiana Music Factory Free Concert Series
Saturday, February 19
* The Parishioners 2pm
* Ivoire Spectacle featuring Seguenon Kone 3pm
* Panorama Brass Band 4pm
Louisiana Music Factory
210 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 586-1094

Who Dat Mardi Gras Market
Saturday, February 19 • 11:00am - 4:00pm
Who Dat Coffee Cafe
2401 Burgundy Street
Costume and Mask Boutique
Saturday, February 19
11:00am - 4:00pm

* Carnival finery
   by Simply Stunning Designs/Eddie Cox
* beaded accessories
   by Shanga Designs/Debbie Rushe
* fabulous festive feathery masks
   by Bev Boulet
* tu-tu's, collars, hats, & bags
   by Kabuki Hats/Tracy Thomson
* masks & hats
   by the Guccione Sisters
* fine leather masks
   by Liz Blaz
Come for a coffee beverage and dessert, and see masks, costume accessories, hats and tiaras made by local artists. Several of us will have our newest creations on display.

The Xavier Prep Alumni Association
presents its 18th Annual


Saturday, February 19, 2011
Xavier University Preparatory
5116 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA  70115


Patron Party 7-8 pm  |   $150

Quiet Storm - Connie and Dwight Fitch
with Joseph Saulsbury


GALA:   8pm to midnight
$60 in advance   |    $75 at the door
GALA doors open at 8 pm


Musical Entertainment:
The James Rivers Movement
Jason Marsalis   |    Wanda Rouzan
Germaine Bazzle  |    Leah Chase
BRW              |    Michael Ward
Gina Brown       |    Chase Kamata
Angela Bell      |    Original Pinstripe Band
U4RIA            |    Gavin Bell
Lance Ellis      |    Cynthia Bland
Chuckie See (Elam) and many more.

Silent Auction   |  Two Stages of Music
Creole Cuisine and more...

For more information, to purchase tickets,
or make a donation:
PHONE:  (504) 899-6061  ext 325 or ext 329
EMAIL  :  [email protected]

  Hi Everyone,

  We're in the stretch for Remember When, so if you haven't ordered
  your tickets, it's time.  A great evening is planned and a good time  
will be had by all.
  Tickets are selling fast.  Check out the billboard on Claiborne near the Dome
  and see the signs on the busses.  We're fired up.

  Please review the information above then send it to your friends  
whom I might not know. Get a group together to wobble, wobble.

  Thanks and waiting to hear from you.

 Temple Sinai Annual Gala
Features a Catered Dinner
Silent Auction, Raffle & More
February 19, 2011
8 p.m.
Temple Sinai
6227 St. Charles Avenue

Special honored guest:
Saundra K. Levy, Executive Director of
Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana
and Past President of Temple Sinai


American Masters
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Robert McDuffie, violin

Saturday, February 19 at 8 p.m.
Mahalia Jackson Theater
Pre-concert talk with Carlos Miguel Prieto at 7 p.m.

An inspiring concert of American works featuring a world premiere symphonic work by jazz virtuoso Terence Blanchard. Also on the program is world-famous violinist, Robert McDuffie, performing Philip Glass's The American Four Seasons, Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man.

Le Chat Noir Shows...get a start on  Mardi Gras at
       le chat noir

      Join Becky Allen, Amanda Hebert
       .and the girls of
       The Mystic Krewe of Terpsichore for a night of fun!
       If you like to laff, and you're from here,
       (or like me - NOT) you'll LOVE this show
       6 performances, only!
       February 19th -  Sat at 8pm
       February 20th - Sun at 2pm
       February 24th - Thur at 8pm
       February 27th & 28th - Sun at 6pm; Mon at 8pm
       . ONLINE TICKETING .. or call for reservations: 504.581.5812
Today at 10:00pm - 1:00am
Chickie Wah Wah
2828 Canal Street
Chickie Wah Wah
Come on by after the KDV parade for a slamming great show! Mark Mullins is joined by June Yamagishi, Marcus Burrell & Alvin Ford..
Cutting Edge Stand-up Comedy
Saturday, February 19 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Cutting Edge Theater
747 Robert Blvd.
Slidell, LA
Mike Strecker
Fresh from opening for Will Durst, one of America's top political comics at one of New Orleans' top comedy venues, Slidell native and stand-up comedian Mike Strecker will come home Saturday, Feb. 19 for a return engagement at Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, La.

Joining Strecker onstage will be Wes Cannon, a rising star in the New
Orleans stand-up comedy and theater scene who has opened for major national acts including Dennis Miller.

Tickets for the show are $17.00, plus tax. Showtime is 8 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended. To order tickets call 985-649-3727.

What: Free Performance by the matriarch of New Orleans
musical royalty: Ulrike Masakowski.

"Reeka" is many things:  A talented concert pianist; author of a highly acclaimed educational piano book series, "Reeka Rules"; wife of world-renowned seven-string jazz guitar virtuoso, Steve Masakowski; mother to jazz singer daughter Sasha and acoustic bassist son Martin.  Born in
Germany, Reeka began playing piano professionally at age 12.  She later continued her training at the prestigious Schenker Academy with Felix Eberhardt von Cube, a direct musical descendant of Johannes Brahms.  She
left Germany to continue her studies in America, where she earned a degree in piano performance and a Master's degree in education. She has taught in schools and in her private studio for many years. Reeka's tremendous
repertoire of music includes Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n' Roll and New Orleans Funk.

Inn On Bourbon's Puccini Bar-  541 Bourbon Street

Saturday, February 19,  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Details: The Inn On Bourbon is welcoming New Orleans' most talented entertainers for regular performances in the hotel's popular Puccini Bar.   In addition to Masakowski, the hotel featured young pianist Joe Ashlar and singer Naydja Cojoe.  Special $5 parking at The Inn On Bourbon is extended to all guests attending all of these events.

Located in the heart New Orleans' famous French Quarter and on one of the world's most popular streets, The Inn On Bourbon consistently offers guests the finest personal service, superior accommodations and overall value.  For
more information, contact Beth Ables at 504.524.7611.

The Inn On Bourbon, 541 Bourbon Street,
 New Orleans, Louisiana.
Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs Live at the Maple Leaf!
Today at 10:00pm - 2:00am
8316 Oak Street
Shamarr Allen
We'll be live at the Maple Leaf Saturday February 19th! Come party with the hottest band in the New Orleans and check out our first ever show at the Maple Leaf. You know how I party so come kick it with us feb 19th. Bring a friend its going down!
THREE TALL WOMEN, by Edward Albee
8:00pm - February 26 at 10:30pm
The Shadowbox Theatre
2400 St. Claude Ave. at St. Roch (look for the Marquer Drugs sign)
New Orleans, LA
Bassmaster Classic
February 18, 2011 -
 February 20, 2011                                                                       

Location: Ernest Morial Convention Center
Featuring the top retailers in the outdoors industry, the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo allows fishing fans to browse through the latest and greatest in outdoors and fishing products and technology. February 18-20, 2011 • New Orleans, LA
Daily Weigh-In Shows
Eukanuba Super Dock
Bassmaster Classic Boat Launch
The Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo
presented by
FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit Bassmaster .com /Atten d
The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and the State of Louisiana
Expo Hours
Saturday, Feb. 19 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. CT
Sunday, Feb. 20 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT
Weigh-In Showtimes
Doors open at 3:00 p.m. CT each day
Pre-Show Entertainment
Live from the Costa Stage
SATURDAY - Music performance by country music artist Randy Montana
SUNDAY - Bassmaster College Classic (Louisiana State University vs University of Alabama)
Saturday, Feb. 19 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 20 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Boat Launch Times
Every day 7:00 a.m. CT
Head over to the B.A.S.S. Booth and get tips from Pro Anglers, learn about all the benefits of B.A.S.S. Membership and get up-to-the-minute coverage from the Louisiana Delta!
To get the most out of the Bassmaster Classic, visit the Outdoors Expo first. There will be free bus service available to the New Orleans Arena from the Ernest Morial Convention Center. You won't want to miss this show!
Ernest Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130
New Orleans Arena
Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans, LA 70112
New Orleans Arena Entrance
1501 Girod Street, New Orleans, LA 70113   
Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA
Dinner & Traditional Jazz
Wed-Sun 7pm-11pm
19 Lionel Ferbos w/Palm Court Jazz Band
20 Lucien Barbarin w/Sunday Night Swingsters
"Waiting for Godot," a play by Samuel Beckett"
Lower Depths Theater, C/M Complex, Loyola University New Orleans
February 19, 8 p.m.
February 20, 2 p.m.
Lower Depths Theater

Tickets: $12 General admission/$8 Students, seniors, and Loyola employees
Seasonal Tour Examines the History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans
"Myth, Mayhem and Majesty" tour available for a limited time only
The Historic New Orleans Collection
"Myth, Mayhem and Majesty: A History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans,"
A themed tour of The Collection's Louisiana History Galleries
Tuesday-Sunday, February 19-March 4 • 2 p.m.
THNOC will be closed Mardi Gras weekend, Saturday,
 March 5-Tuesday, March 8.
The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal Street
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
Admission is $5, free for THNOC members.
 For more information, visit
The popular themed tour of The Historic New Orleans Collection's Louisiana
History Galleries returns this year, and due to demand, will last the entire
month of February leading up to Mardi Gras. "Myth, Mayhem and Majesty: A
History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans" follows thecity's Carnival
traditions, beginning with celebrations during the French and Spanish colonial
periods and in the early days of statehood. Utilizing items from The
Collection's permanent holdings, the guided tour will then examine the
additions of Comus, Rex, Zulu and Mardi Gras Indians to current Mardi Gras
traditions. Each tour lasts approximately one hour.
Tours are available daily Tuesday-Sunday, February 1-March 4 and begin
promptly at 2 p.m. Admission is $5, free for THNOC members.
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Preserving our Past for a Brighter Future.
No Cover
(504) 553-2299
Saturday, February 19
8pm - Bill Summers
12 Midnight -  Brass Band Jam featuring Kinfolk Brass Band

Sunday, February 20
7pm - Tyler's Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle and Paul Longstreth

Monday, February 21
8pm - Bob French and The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

Tuesday, February 22
8pm - Jason Marsalis
  726 St. Peter Street
  New Orleans, LA  70116
  (504) 522-2841
  [email protected]
   Saturday, February 19 @ 8pm

  THE Preservation Hall Jazz Band

  Featuring: Mark Braud

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

  Sunday, February 20 @ 8pm

  Preservation Hall Presents

  Tommy Sancton's New Orleans Jazz Band

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

  Monday, February 21 @ 8pm

  The St. Peter Street Playboys

  Featuring: William Smith

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz
  George Winston
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Roussel Performance Hall, Loyola University
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Renowned pianist George Winston performs a
benefit concert to help families affected by
the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Nonperishable
food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater
New Orleans will be accepted at the event.
$40 reserved seating, $20 student reserved seating
available at the door

On Stage Now through FEBRUARY 20!
Performances Sat @7:30PM, Sun Matinee @2PM
Directed by Andrew Crusse | Choreography by Alicia Grubb
Musical Direction by Jonne Dendinger
Tickets Adults $30 | Seniors $27 | Students $20
713 St. Louis Street   
  New Orleans' best kept musical secret: Hermes Bar at Antoine's Restaurant
 Every Friday & Saturday | 1st Set: 9:30 P.M. / 2nd Set: 11:00 P.M.  No Cover Charge
Saturday, February 19th - Paul Sanchez  
Friday and Saturday nights at Antoine's Hermes Bar are New Orleans' best kept musical secrets. Every Friday and Saturday, Hermes Bar hosts some of the Crescent City's most impressive musicians. The welcoming setting is ideal for experiencing the raw talent of musicians such as Paul Sanchez, Shannon Powell, Glen David Andrews and many more. In the past, special guests have included Dr. John, Jason Marsalis and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews. Don't miss your chance to experience these New Orleans originals in the intimacy of Antoine's Hermes Bar.
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
 February 19-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
    *** Please remember to ring the bell to enter the Williams Research Center.
Sunday 2-20-11
Sunday February 20 (04:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
Join us for the 2nd Annual St. Andrew's Episcopal School Rock*N Concert & Auction Fundraiser. All proceeds will help fund the installation of synthetic turf in our school play yard, where there is currently sand and dirt.
We have a FANTASTIC event planned at Rock-N-Bowl on February 20 from 4-7 pm! *Performance by Ingrid Lucia *Live & Silent Auctions (over 100 amazing items!) *3 hours of free bowling *Food catered by Ye Olde College Inn (included in ticket price)
Some auction items:
An official Saints football, signed by Drew Brees
A romantic weekend at Windsor Court Hotel, with breakfast each morning
Footballs signed by Peyton Manning, Eli Manning; an official LSU baseball jersey #1, signed by Coach Mainieri
Fender Squire Stratocaster Guitar, signed by Anders Osborne
Golf package, including greens fees for a foursome at English Turn, and gift cards from Perlis & Bruno's Tavern
Also see our online Ebay auction ( where we have 4 of the original 10-foot high Falstaff letters!
St. Andrew's Episcopal School
[email protected]
$125/couple, $65/single ($85 at the door)
 Join us Sundays for our Jazz Brunch. 11AM to 2PM.
Traditional Jazz provided by Some Like It Hot!
No Cover Charge

Buffa's Lounge
1001 Esplanade
(Corner of Esplanade Avenue and Burgundy St)
New Orleans ~ just in the Faubourg Marigny
at the "Border of the Quarter"
Trinity Artist Series
1329 Jackson Avenue - New Orleans -Call: Albinas [email protected]
February, 20 @ 5 pm  New Orleans Strathspey & Reel Society
          or  The  Gulf South's Only Scottish Fiddle Orchestra (15 musicians)
   including fiddles, concertina, mandolins, accordion, piano, and percussion
   in a program of Traditional Scottish and Celtic Music
Please Note: Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 6 pm  till 7 pm in the church "Organ & Labyrinth",  
Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas Prizgintas on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ.
The program includes some of the greatest music ever written ranging
from Classical Baroque to vintage rock and popular tunes

Monday 2-21-11
Galatoire's Restaurant
6th Annual Mardi Gras Table Auction, benefitting Dress for  
Success, The NOCCA Institute and the Galatoire Foundation
Monday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m.
 (auction to begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.)
209 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Join Galatoire's for its 6th annual Mardi Gras Auction, Monday, Feb. 21. The Mardi Gras Auction allows customers the opportunity to bid to reserve a much-coveted table on the restaurant's first floor Friday, March 4, the Friday before Mardi Gras Day - one of the landmark restaurants' busiest days. In Galatoire's tradition, the first floor seating is typically provided on a first come, first served basis.
Since their inception in November 2005, the annual Christmas and Mardi Gras auctions have raised more than $500,000. This year, proceeds from both auctions will benefit the Galatoire Foundation, dedicated to giving back to the New Orleans community and region that has patronized Galatoire's for generations; Dress for Success New Orleans,  which promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life; and The NOCCA Institute, which will fund the final stages of developing a four-year Culinary Arts program at NOCCA, expected to admit its first students in fall 2011.
Tuesday 2-22-11
John Rankin
The Columns Hotel
Tuesdays 8 to 11 pm
No cover, as in free

2/22: Trio with Clarence Johnson III on sax and Matt Perrine on sousaphone.
Can you believe this is free?
Wednesday 2-23-11

Thursday 2-24-11

Friday 2-25-11
Krewe of Cork
Friday, February 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
"Wine, Food, Fun" is the slogan of the Krewe of Cork, an eleven-year-old Carnival walking parade that takes to the streets of the French Quarter eleven days before Fat Tuesday every year. But even though "Wine" is listed first, "the emphasis is on 'Fun,'" according to K of C co-founder and King, Patrick van Hoorebeek.
"Fun" was the krewe's true intent when a handful of French Quarter oenophiles got together at a well-known French Quarter restaurant to start the Krewe in 2000 deciding to join the Mardi Gras madness with their own celebration of life's epicurean delights. The krewe began its walking parade in 2001 on the Friday that falls a week before Carnival's final weekend, then it expanded beyond Mardi Gras and started parading on Royal Street during the annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience every May.
This year's parade is on Friday, February 25. Van Hoorebeek is the krewe's perennial king but each year a new queen is selected. Membership in the krewe has grown rapidly over the years to its present 540 members.
The parade, accompanied by a 12-piece band, begins around 2:00 p.m. in front of The Court of Two Sisters and takes in the French Quarter's key streets - Royal, Bourbon and Dauphine - ending at The Royal Sonesta for the King and Queens party. They are also accompanied by "wine police" on golf carts, whose motto is "To serve and pour," and they are responsible for filling krewe members' wine glasses and keeping them supplied with bottled water. Unlike other Carnival krewes, the Cork parades keep the same theme each year, and paraders must wear costumes with a wine-related theme.
The parade's Grand Marshal is a different vintner each year. Parading members throw doubloons, beads and special krewe medallions featuring their logo; a pair of wine bottles over a bunch of grapes.
For more detailed information and a parade route map visit


Sunday 2-27-11
Trinity Artist Series
1329 Jackson Avenue - New Orleans -Call: Albinas [email protected]
February, 20 @ 5 pm  New Orleans Strathspey & Reel Society
          or  The  Gulf South's Only Scottish Fiddle Orchestra (15 musicians)
   including fiddles, concertina, mandolins, accordion, piano, and percussion
   in a program of Traditional Scottish and Celtic Music
Please Note: Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 6 pm  till 7 pm in the church "Organ & Labyrinth",  
Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas Prizgintas on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ.
The program includes some of the greatest music ever written ranging
from Classical Baroque to vintage rock and popular tunes
February, 27 @ 5 pm
               Sophie Kuhn, soprano and Albinas Prizgintas, piano
               in a program of Classics, Show Tunes and Jazz
Please Note: Tuesday, March 1.  at 6 pm  till 7 pm in the church "Organ & Labyrinth",  
Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas Prizgintas on the 5000 pipe Trinity tracker organ.
The program includes some of the greatest music ever written ranging
from Classical Baroque to vintage rock and popular tunes
Please Note:   BACH Around the Clock XIVth:    
Starts  Friday March 18 at  7 pm  and Ends Saturday, 19 at Midnight
Celebrating J.S. Bach 326th Birthday
with 29 hours of music, dance, yoga, theatre - hundreds of performers..
FREE of charge -  Coffee, Refreshments and Security provided.  Come and go as you wish.
Please visit :
Every Monday from 6 to 7 pm , TAIZE in the Chapel with candlelight  Albinas Prizgintas leads the program at the piano
Every Thursday at 6:30 pm Choral Evensong  - Albinas @ the organ and The Evensong Choir
Upcoming Events
The Krewe de Paws will march on the Olde Towne Slidell parade route Feb. 25 at 6 p.m., beginning at First and Erlanger streets. Mona Lisa and MoonPie will follow the same route beginning at 7 p.m., beginning at the corner of Robert and Carey Streets.
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.

Love New Orleans, She Will Love You Back
Frank Stansbury
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Temple Sinai Gala


 Underwater Intervention

 Get in the kNOwLA

 27th annual Mad Hatter's Luncheon

 Krewe of Dorians

 The Original Illinois Club

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