Things to do in NOLA Feb 20th – Feb 26th




Monday, February 20th

  • What: Riverwalk’s 37th Annual Lundi Gras 
  • Where: Spanish Plaza, 2 Canal St
  • Time: 12:00-6:30pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: This FREE and open to the public event features live music from some of New Orleans’ favorite Grammy Nominated bands, Shopping, local food and drink vendors, and a captivating fireworks display on the Mississippi. The event culminates with the arrival of Rex, King of Carnival. Upon arrival, Rex greets thousands of visitors who have traditionally gathered along the river to watch the processions, while welcoming the King of Zulu.
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Tuesday, February 21st

  • What: Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra with RAM of Haiti
  • Where: Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude
  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: RAM is a mizik rasin band from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Led by the group’s namesake and founder Richard A. Morse and his wife, Lunise, the group has recently relocated to New Orleans. Mizik rasin means “roots music” in Haitian creole. RAM’s music is a hybrid of styles mixing traditional voudou lyrics and Haitian rhythmic instrumentation including rara horns and petro drums with funky rock-influenced sounds. They have been together since 1990 and have recorded six albums.
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Wednesday, February 22nd

  • What: Bounce Ya Brass
  • Where: City Park Great Lawn, 8 Victory Ave
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Make Your Move Foundation presents BOUNCE YA BRASS! Come get a sweat in Wednesday evenings! Classes at City Park are supported by YOU! $5 a class
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Thursday, February 23rd

  • What: Indecorously Celebrating a Century of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
  • Where: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: The Historic New Orleans Collection, your French Quarter destination for ribaldry and irreverence, invites you to an evening of filmic frolic and frivolity celebrating the first century of the 1923 silent classic “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” On the eves of February 23 and 24 and March 1, we shall toast and roast in alternating fashion the wildly inappropriate (by today’s standards) 1923 silent film classic. A merry band of jesters, led by New Orleans’s own Brian Lilly, will provide running commentary on the landmark film’s highlights and lowlights! A new original score by French multi-instrumentalist Romain Beauxis will be performed live! Drink shall flow and alliterative puns shall spill! Admission is $15 and space is very limited!
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Friday, February 24th

  • What: New Orleans Music Fridays: Sélène Saint-Aimé
  • Where: New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade 
  • Time: 2:00-3:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Sélène Saint-Aimé is an afro-french contrabassist, singer and composer with Caribbean and West African origins. She studied with internationally acclaimed bassists Ron Carter and Lonnie Plaxico as well as saxophonist, conceptualist Steve Coleman. Sélène received a “Victoire du Jazz 2021” award in the “Rising star” category for her highly acclaimed first record “Mare Undarum”. Her second recording, “Potomitan”, out in March 2022 is already esteemed by the international press (n°4 of The 10 Best Global Albums of 2022 – The Guardian). 
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Saturday, February 25th

  • What: Wine and Vines w/ Dubb
  • Where: Ole’ Orleans Wines & Spirits, 579 Brooklyn Ave
  • Time: 12:00-2:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: “Plants and Wine“ night is for you! Come join us as we sip on wine and make a succulent garden that you can take home! Plant & Wine night includes: All supplies to build your own DIY, unlimited Ole’ Orleans Wine and a great time with friends.
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Sunday, February 26th

  • What: A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Where: Marigny Opera House, 725 Saint Ferdinand
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Set on Elysian Fields in the 1940’s, the ballet recounts the dramatic play by Tennessee Williams: a tale of innocence, despair, and sensuality. Award-winning choreographer Diogo de Lima will choreograph the work, and prominent local composer Tucker Fuller will provide an original orchestral score, to be performed live.
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