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New Orleans Events: Mardi Gras Parades and Family Gras In Metairie

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With Mardi Gras, now in full swing, there's parades such as choctaw, Adonis, Pontchartrain, Nemesis and Olympia, Sparta, Caesar and Pygmalian  floating around.  Then, for family fun, try Family Gras in Metairie. 

Tis' the list from Frank Stansbury and LaFete News

Saturday 2-26-11
Saturday   Feb 26
Choctaw  West Bank  11:00 am
Adonis  West Bank 11:45 am
Pontchartrain  Uptown   2:00 pm
Nemesis  Chalmette 2:00 pm
Olympia  Covington  6:00 pm
Sparta  Uptown 6:00 pm
Caesar  Metairie 6:00pm
Pygmalion  Uptown 6:45 pm
Big Chief & Carnival Crafts at the Arts Market
Arts Market celebrates Big Chiefs and Carnival crafts in yet another unique open-air festival of creativity blending live entertainment, local artists, culture and food. Be sure to head to the Kid's Tent for a performance by the Wild Tchoupiltoulas Mardi Gras
Indians, a slice of King Cake, and to make a craft, this week: "tribal tiaras." In the Music tent, enjoy J.Monque'D
Blues Band & the Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians at 1pm and 2:30pm!

Where: Palmer Park (where South Claiborne and South Carrollton Avenues meet).

When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Who: A great outdoor market for the whole family to enjoy.

How: Show up!

Cost: Free!
 The Krewe of Mona Lisa & Moonpie take to the streets of Olde Towne Slidell this Friday at 7 p.m. with Krewe de Paws following the same route at 6 p.m
 Saturday, February 26th, East bank location of the German Coast Farmers' Market - 5th annual Kid Krewe du Market Parade.  Registration is at 9:00 a.m. and the parade rolls at 10:00 a.m.  Children ages 10 and under are invited to participate in their decorated wagons.  "Floats" must be pulled by an adult and throws must be supplied by the participants.  $5 entry fee required.  1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded for "Best of Show".  In the event of inclement weather, please check the front page of our website for cancellation notification.  For more information, call (985) 764-9762 or e-mail questions to [email protected]  The East Bank Market, located at Ormond Plantation, is open from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.  For more information on the Market, for great recipes, to sign up for e-newsletters, or to follow the link to the Market Facebook page, go to
3rd Annual 'Tit Rex Parade: "Too Little, Too Late"
Saturday, February 26
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Starts at:
Bacchanal Wine
         600 Poland Ave
         New Orleans, LA
Ends at:
         4229 Dauphine St,
         New Orleans, LA

Join us for the
'tit Rex Ping Pong Ball
at Vaughn's after the parade!
Haunted Hearts are playing
  - no cover!

 Flambeau Red Ale Release Party
Saturday, February 26 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Avenue Pub
1732 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA
NOLA Brewing
Join the brew crew as we release the next of our seasonal ales: Flambeau Red Ale!

We'll be at The Avenue Pub (ON THE BALCONY!!!) on Saturday February 26 at 1:00 and will be pouring through the parades that night! Additionally, we'll have a cask of the Red Ale, too!
Today at 9:00pm - 4:00am
527 Elysian Fields
Voodoo Ballerina
Voodoo Ballerina King Cake Soiree holds the space space for free expression, celebration, imagination, liberty, honoring an open, wild but loving environment.
 Voodoo Ballerina King Cake Soiree Saturday night
~ 4 bands on 2 stages ~
Fabulous Costume Party ~ Theme: "Can you Imagine"
~ Support the Arts ~ entry by donation ~
read updated info here:

Voodoo Ballerina King Cake Soiree
costume extravaganza
Saturday, February 26, 2011
9pm til
Today at 8:00pm - 12:00am
The Big Top
1638 Clio Street
New Orleans, LA
Krewe of Chewbacchus,
Strike a pose, BacchanALIENS!

We know you can pull out the science fiction, now we want to see your SCIENCE FASHION!

Members of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus will strut their stuff on the cosmic catwalk for "Set Your Phasers to Stunning!", our fundraiser/membership drive fashion show.
Magical, Mystical Family Gras
February 26, & 27, 2011
Metairie, Louisiana
Festival Plaza - Jefferson Parish
Family Gras is the perfect weekend getaway for family. Family Gras traditionally takes place on the neutral ground of Veterans Memorial Boulevard across from Whole Foods Market & Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana. An ideal location to see the pageantry of Mardi Gras and enjoy the FREE outdoor concerts with Live Music on the Festival Plaza Main Stage & The Krewe Stage at Chevy's from National Artists and Louisiana's Own.

Join us for Sports Saturday wearing your favorite team colors, dress for the season...purple, green and gold; and on Carnival Sunday!

Flambeau Courtsponsored by AT&T, food vendors 'cook up' a good time with such favorites as jambalaya, crawfish pasta, charbroiled oysters, pizza and gator! Enjoy Louisiana goodies like beignet sticks and funnel cake!

The Art Walk presented by Whole Foods Market features local and regional artisans booths of specialty arts & crafts and the Jester Kid's Tent sponsored by teh New Orleans Hornets with fun activities and characters Saturday and Sunday.


10:30 AM-11:30 AM

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

1:30 PM-2:45 PM

3:15 PM-4:15 PM

4:45 PM-5:45 PM

6:15 PM-7:15 PM

10:00 AM-10:45 AM  

11:00 AM-11:30 AM

11:45 AM-12:45 PM

1:15 PM -2:30

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:30 PM-5:30 PM

10:30 AM-11:30 AM

11:45 AM-12:30 PM

12:45 PM-2:00 PM

2:30 PM-3:30 PM

12:30 PM-2:00 PM

2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Stephen Rue  
The OFFICIAL FAMILY GRAS POSTER has been signed and numbered and delivered to Jefferson Parish. My Family Gras Rouxster Poster will be sold at this weekend's FAMILY GRAS in Metairie. It's the First "ROUX-STER" Poster
THREE TALL WOMEN, by Edward Albee
February 26 at 10:30pm
The Shadowbox Theatre
2400 St. Claude Ave. at St. Roch (look for the Marquer Drugs sign)
New Orleans, LA
Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA
Dinner & Traditional Jazz
Wed-Sun 7pm-11pm

 26 Lionel Ferbos w/Palm Court jazz Band

27 Lucien Barbarin w/Sunday Night Swingsters
The Mardi Gras Brass Band Blowout
* Hot 8 Brass Band
* New Birth Brass Band
* Free Agents Brass Band
* TBC Brass Band
Saturday, February 26
at the House of Blues
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 25-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.
Washboard Chaz Blues Trio - 7:00pm
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes - 10:00pm
Saturday, February 26, 2011

Blue Nile
532 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, LA, 70116
(504) 948-2583
No Cover
(504) 553-2299
Saturday, February 26
8pm - Don Vappie
12 Midnight -  Brass Band Jam featuring Kinfolk Brass Band

Sunday, February 27
7pm Tyler's Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle and Paul Longstreth

Monday, February 28
8pm - Bob French and The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band
  726 St. Peter Street
  New Orleans, LA  70116
  (504) 522-2841
  [email protected]
  Saturday, February 26 @ 8pm

  THE Preservation Hall Jazz Band

  Featuring: Mark Braud

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

  Sunday, February 27 @ 8pm

  Preservation Hall Presents

  Tommy Sancton's New Orleans Brass Band

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

  Monday, February 28 @ 8pm

  The St. Peter Street Playboys

  Featuring: Mark Braud

  Traditional New Orleans Jazz

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 25-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.
 Three Muses
536 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, LA
(504) 298-8746
Great food
No Cover Charge
Contemporary, Late-Night Dining, Small Plates
full bar, handicap accessible, smoke free, vegetarian friendly
Open from 4pm ? ?Til ?Closed on Tuesdays-?
Kitchen Hours:
Sun, Mon & Wed 5?10 .:. Thurs, Fri & Sat 5?12

536 French¬men St.
New Orleans, La 70116
(504) 298-TRIO

Saturday, February 26
     * Derek "Kabuki" Spodie...
     * St Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band

Sunday, February 27
     * Linnzi Zaorski

Monday, February 28
     * Spike Perkins Trio


 This weekend @ Maison!!  508 Frenchmen Street
Ladies arm wrestling, burlesque, more!

Saturday we have Kristina Morales @ 5pm, Smoking Time Jazz Club @ 7pm,  
The Hip Drops @ 10pm, Lagniappe Brass Band @ midnight. Upstairs is the  
Bones Dance Party.

Sunday @ 10pm we have Corporate America @ 10pm, upstairs @ 9pm is Tuba  
Skinny followed by a reggae dance party with Maddie Ruthless.


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
 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"

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
LaFete News

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