Things to do in NOLA Jan 30th – Feb 5th





Monday, January 30th 

  • What: Galatoire’s Mardi Gras Table Auction
  • Where: Galatoire’s, 209 Bourbon 
  • Time: 5:30-8:00pm 
  • Info/Lagniappe: During the lively auction, guests will bid on table reservations in Galatoire’s historic main dining room for lunch on Friday, February 17. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. The auction will commence at 6:30 p.m. 100% of the proceeds from the Mardi Gras auction will benefit the Louisiana Museum Foundation on behalf of the New Orleans Jazz Museum, Shepherding Hope Foundation and Galatoire Foundation. Auction Paddle – $50 (valid for two guests). Each additional guest – $25 (no paddle to bid)
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Tuesday January 31st

  • What: Historic Costume Tour & Headdress Workshop
  • Where: The Presbytere, 751 Chartres
  • Time: 6:00-8:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Tour the exhibition “Rex: The 150th Anniversary of the School of Design” with Curator of Costumes and Textiles Wayne Phillips to view historic costumes, gowns, jewels, and designs. Then create your own headpiece for Mardi Gras! Light refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $25/person and $20 for Friends of the Cabildo and Louisiana Museum Foundation members. This event is aimed at participants ages 14+.
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Wednesday, February 1st 

  • What: Gallery Talk with Curator Russell Lord
  • Where: New Orleans Museum of Art, 
  • Time: 12:00-12:30pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: We invite you to join Russell Lord, NOMA’s Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, Prints, and Drawings, for a conversation about photographers Robert Polidori and Anne Noggle.
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Thursday, February 2nd

  • What: Cha Wa plus The Brass Queens
  • Where: Zony Mash, 3940 Thalia
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the energy of the city’s street culture. “My People,” the band’s follow up to their Grammy-nominated album “Spyboy,” feels like pure joy, a distillation of generations of New Orleans expression. But it also never fails to remind us how hard-won that joy was and still is: not least in the tense, funky and explosive title track, with its declaration “My people, we’re still here.” Brass Queens is an 8-piece brass band whose sound is deeply inspired by the music of New Orleans mixed with the flair of modern pop. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, the Brass Queens features an all-female horn section with the goal of expanding the space for women in a male-dominated industry.
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Friday, February 3rd

  • What: Lunar New Year NOLA Nite Market 
  • Where: Westwego Farmers Market, 484 Sala
  • Time: 5:00-10:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Support our local business owners in addition to supporting this year’s charity: Song Community Development Corp. is a non-profit organization that is working to support and revitalize New Orleans East.
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Saturday, February 4th 

  • What: Algiers Mardi Gras 
  • Where: Federal City 
  • Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: This year’s festival entertainment to be headlined by James Andrews, Brass-A-Holics and Louisiana Music Hall Famer Amanda Shaw with additional performances by R&B soul singers Big Frank/Lil Frank, the U.S. Marine Forces Reserve Band and the L.B. Landry choir.
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Sunday, February 5th 

  • What: Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings 
  • Where: Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Dr
  • Time: 6:00pm
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