Things to do in NOLA Jan 29-Feb 4




Monday, January 29th

  • What: Crawl into Carnival 
  • Where: Historic New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade
  • Time: 12:00pm 
  • Info/Lagniappe: Kickoff to the last two weeks of Carnival! This special edition of Margarita’s ‘Roundtable Luncheon’ is curated by Jazz Crawl Productions with an array of cultural performances and interactive festivities. Creole eats, festive spirits + interactive music, art, and a Second Line parade.
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Tuesday, January 30th

  • What: Les Miserables
  • Where: The Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
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Wednesday, January 31st

  • What: Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined Opening Party 
  • Where: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll 
  • Time: 5:00-10:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Immerse yourself in artist Wangechi Mutu’s world through the exhibition in the first-floor Ella West Freeman Galleries and the pavilion in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Headlining the evening is a DJ set by renowned and globally popular Kenyan musician, producer, and DJ Blinky Bill, featuring tracks from his new album We Cut Keys 2
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Thursday, February 1st

  • What: Drink & Learn: Carnival Traditions 
  • Where: Sazerac House, 101 Magazine
  • Time: 6:00-7:15pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Guests will sample mini cocktails during the experience: The Peychaud’s Spritz, Bourbon Milk Punch, Frozen Hurricane Daiquiri, and a celebratory sip of the Ojen Cocktail. These drinks are only made better next to a slice of Haydel’s King Cake! Hosted by local drinks historian, Elizabeth Pearce. $35 per person.
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Friday, February 2nd

  • What: Krewe of Cork 
  • Where: Court of Two Sisters, 613 Royal
  • Time: 3:00-6:00pm
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Saturday, February 3rd

  • What: Bad Operation + Shantytown Dub Allstars- Mardi Gras Ska Show
  • Where: Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: 100% ska and reggae show for the Mardi Gras Season at one of our favorite venues Chickie Wah Wah. BAD OPERATION + SHANTYTOWN DUB ALLSTARS ** 9pc band connecting the dots between New Orleans R&B and Jamaican ska, rocksteady, and reggae fronted by Papa Mali.
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Sunday, February 4th

  • What: Barkus XXXI
  • Where: Armstrong Park, 701 N Rampart 
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Info/Lagniappe: The pawty starts on Armstrong Park at 10am. Parade line up is at 1pm with the parade rolling promptly at 2pm. The parade rolls for 16 blocks through the French Quarter.
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