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Thursday, March 23rd

Top Taco Spanish Plaza @ Poydras Street at the Mississippi River 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM “The event features tequila and mezcal tastings and creative tacos from Blue Oak BBQ, Bourbon House, Cochon Butcher, Drago's Seafood Restaurant, Johnny Sanchez, Juan's Flying Burrito, Nacho Mama's, Patois, Pirogues, Taqueria Chilangos and others. There's music by OTRA, Los Po-Boy-Citos and Mariachi Jalisco. Proceeds benefit One Heart NOLA. Admission $65, early admission $85, VIP admission $125.” [via Gambit]

Friday, March 24th to Sunday, March 26th

New Orleans Bourbon Festival See website for times and locations *Info about Bourbon Dinners at some of NOLA’s finest restaurants on Th., 3/23 here “Laissez les bon temps rouler. Let the good times roll. The motto of a city that knows how to host a party. Now couple that with a historic relationship to Bourbon, world-renowned food, music and culture. The result – the first annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival – March 24, 25, and 26! Kicking off the New Orleans festival season 2017, the New Orleans Bourbon Festival’s mission is to provide our attendees with an opportunity to enjoy exceptional Bourbon and cuisine surrounded by the charm and culture of New Orleans. We will do this by inviting the finest Bourbon distilleries and restaurants, providing the most experienced and relevant speakers, highlighting a rapidly growing segment of the industry by presenting “Women in Bourbon” and recruiting event sponsors with missions similar to our own. The venue for the main event is The Sugar Mill, located in the historic Warehouse District of New Orleans. It will feature an outdoor marketplace of Bourbon-centric products in the attached courtyard, two grand tastings of Bourbon from the world’s finest distilleries, traditional New Orleans cuisine, and live classical jazz music in an early 20th century “speakeasy” setting. Central to this year’s event is our attention on “Women in Bourbon”, one of the fastest growing segments in the industry.” [via New Orleans Bourbon Festival]

Friday, March 24th to Saturday, March 25th

[caption id="attachment_9055" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Trinity Episcopal Church[/caption] Bach around the Clock Trinity Episcopal Church @ 1329 Jackson Ave. 7 PM (Fri.) to Midnight (Sat.) “The overnight festival runs for 36 hours and celebrates Bach's birthday with classical performances, dance, acro-yoga, silent movies and more. Refreshments are served.” [via Gambit]

Friday, March 24th

Gravity A Unplugged Gasa Gasa @ 4920 Freret St. 9 PM “Gravity A has become the torchbearer for the city's late night soundtrack featuring the unmistakable sound of New Orleans funk, tight drum n' bass breaks and intoxicating trance. The band's unique sound is highly dependent upon the musicians' passion for live instrumentation and improvisation, which often lends itself to a rambunctious adventure grooving through sunrise.” [via Gasa Gasa]   Tank and the Bangas Tipitina’s @ 501 Napoleon Ave. 10 PM The evolution of Tank and the Bangas is leading to BIG things, especially after their NPR Tiny Desk Concert. We predict sold-out shows and world tours are in the very near future, so catch them while you can!

Saturday, March 25th

Fête Française 821 General Pershing 11 AM to 5 PM “Ecole Bilingue's 18th Annual Fête Française. New Orleans' premier festival celebrating French heritage in Louisiana through exceptional food and drink – French mussels, pommes frites, cochon de lait, and more – specially curated from the area’s top-tier restaurants and fine wine purveyors. Featuring a variety of art, music, entertainment, children’s activities, and cultural demonstrations.” [via Ecole Bilingue] The 2017 Edwardian Ball - New Orleans Generations Hall @ 310 Andrew Higgins Dr. 9 PM to 3 AM “A unique, elegant, immersive & interactive celebration of art, music, theatre, dance, circus, costumery, & so much more.” [via The Edwardian Ball]

Sunday, March 26th

The Bloody Mary Fest - New Orleans The Howlin’ Wolf @ 907 S Peters 12 PM to 4:30 PM From Uptown to the French Quarter we’ve scoured New Orleans for the craftiest and most delicious Bloody Marys. You won't find any plain tomato juice and horseradish concoctions here. Enjoy 2 hours of unlimited tastes of TWELVE+ of the Big Easy's most delcious and innovative Bloody Marys, made by the finest restaurants and bars in NOLA. Live music, local food & drink samples, fun! [via Bloody Mary Liberation Party] [caption id="attachment_9058" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Grow Dat Youth Farm[/caption] Dinner on the Farm: Mopho + Maypop Grow Dat Youth Farm @ 150 Zachary Taylor Dr. 5:30 PM to 10 PM “Join us for our first spring farm dinner, featuring fare from Mopho Mid-City and Maypop Restaurant by Food & Wine's best new chef of 2016, Michael Gulotta. Dinner will begin with a half hour of cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres followed by a farm tour focusing on our program, growing practices, and the stunning ecology of our growing site. After the farm tour, guests sit down to a beautiful, locally focused meal paired with wine. Come experience the company of our New Orleans community as we connect to the soil beneath our feet and the delicious food on our plates. We can't wait to see you on the farm as we come together in support of young leaders in our program growing 20,000 pounds of food for their community this year!” [via Grow Dat Youth Farm] Clandestine delivers high-end, customized events and experiences to discerning clients interested in experiencing New Orleans through a local lens. Let us help you plan your special occasion today by clicking here. [post_title] => Weekend Radar: March 23rd to 26th, 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => weekend-radar-march-23rd-26th-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-23 09:53:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-23 14:53:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.clandestinenola.com/?p=9053 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8967 [post_author] => 88989 [post_date] => 2017-03-15 14:44:42 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-15 19:44:42 [post_content] => St. Joseph’s Day, Super Sunday, and the Congo Square Rhythms Fest are ahead of us, making it a perfect weekend to take in the cultural richness of New Orleans. Dive into the colors, flavors, and sounds, and enjoy taking part in the traditions and places that make this city one-of-a-kind. Photo above by Eric Waters Photography 

Wednesday March 15th to Sunday, March 19th

[caption id="attachment_8981" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via NOMA[/caption] Art in Bloom 2017 New Orleans Museum of Art @ 1 Collins C. Diboll Cir. See website for schedule “One of the most anticipated springtime events in New Orleans, Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days, from March 16-19. This year’s theme, Rhythm & Blooms, will bring together exhibitors from New Orleans and beyond to celebrate music and its role in New Orleans’ vibrant culture. Proceeds from Art in Bloom benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of The Garden Study Club of New Orleans.” [via NOMA]

Friday, March 17th to Sunday, March 19th

Effervescence Grand Opening Effervescence @ 1036 North Rampart St. 5 PM “A French Quarter champagne bar on historic Rampart Street. A new experience in sparkling wine and small-plate dining. Featuring Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger and Tribaut-Schloesser. Live music by Harry Mayronnae.” [via Effervescence]

Saturday March 18th & Sunday, March 19th

[caption id="attachment_8974" align="alignright" width="300"] CONGO world rhythms[/caption] 10th ANNUAL CONGO SQUARE RHYTHMS FESTIVAL Louis Armstrong Park @ 701 N. Rampart St. 11 AM to 7: 30 PM “Brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians, New Orleans funk and African dance – they’re all part of the mix at the 10th annual Congo Square Rhythms Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation March 18-19 in Armstrong Park. Admission is free. Funk and soul take center stage at the Congo Square Rhythms Festival, which celebrates the African diaspora and the melting pot of traditions that gives New Orleans culture its unique flavor.” [via CONGO SQUARE RHYTHMS FESTIVAL]

Friday, March 17th

[caption id="attachment_8979" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via GoNOLA[/caption] St. Patrick’s Day Parades See website for routes 6 PM “Molly's at the Market & Jim Monaghan's Parade: Carriages and walking groups parade through the French Quarter for St. Patrick's Day.” [via Gambit] | Downtown Irish Club Parade: “The annual downtown St. Patrick's Day parade begins on the corner of Burgundy and Piety in the Bywater, proceeds roughly up Royal, across Esplanade to Decatur, up Canal to Bourbon. The parade makes several "pit stops" on its way to Bourbon St.” [via St. Patrick’s Day New Orleans] The UQ's Annual St. Pat’s Happy Hour Boil The Upper Quarter @ 1000 Bienville St. 6 PM to 11 PM “The luck of the Irish is already shinning down on you! Come on out and get your fill of crawfish on St. Patty's Day! We're gonna throw in some corned beef and cabbage as well - you don't want to miss this $15/tray” [via The Upper Quarter]

Saturday, March 18th

[caption id="attachment_8984" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via BreauxMart[/caption] Urban South First Anniversary Urban South Brewery @ 1645 Tchoupitoulas St. 11 AM to 10 PM “Come out and celebrate our first anniversary on Saturday March 18th. We'll have special release beers including Grapefruit Holy Roller and Finial DIPA in four-pack cans along with other exciting new beers. We'll also have Gulf Coast Crawfish Co. boiling up some beautiful bugs and Fete au Fete slinging delicious food. Music by Jon Hatchett Band from 1:30-2:30, The Tumbling Wheels from 3-5 and Cameron Dupuy and The Cajun Troubadours from 5:30-7:30. Bring your dancing shoes!” [via Urban South Brewery] [caption id="attachment_8985" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via The New Orleans Advocate[/caption] St. Joseph’s Day Parade See below for route 6 PM “The 47th annual Italian American Marching Club St. Joseph Parade begins at 6 p.m., at Canal and Chartres streets, and rolls through the French Quarter. Vanessa Ferlito, from “NCIS: New Orleans”, is the grand marshal. Aubrie Ann St. Germain, a senior at Mt. Carmel Academy, is the queen. The parade includes more than fifteen floats, marching groups, and amorous, tuxedo-clad gentlemen bestowing flowers for kisses to ladies in the crowd. The “title float” features two handmade gondolas, embellished with lights. The dazzling medieval flag-throwers from Sansepolcro, Italy perform in this parade, as well as in Sunday's Irish-Italian parade in Metairie. They’ve been performing in New Orleans for more than 30 years. One float depicts a St. Joseph’s Altar, carrying traditional feast day foods made by local Italian families. The club’s chaplain blesses this float the morning of the event. Float riders throw beads and trinkets, while marchers distribute blessed lucky fava beans. “It’s believed that anyone who possesses those beans has good luck for one year,” Gilberti explained. Marchers will also hand out enamel fava beans as keepsakes. [via The New Orleans Advocate]

Sunday, March 19th

[caption id="attachment_8986" align="alignleft" width="200"] Photo via OffBeat[/caption] Super Sunday See website for route 11 AM * Check out this list of places to learn about Mardi Gras Indians before Super Sunday “Super Sunday New Orleans-style is Sunday, March 19, 2017– St. Joseph’s Day. Various tribes of Mardi Gras Indians put on their colorful, elaborate costumes and march through the streets of several New Orleans neighborhoods. During their processions, the participating tribes, led by their Big Chiefs, often collaborate with each other to perform colorful dances, chants and other rituals. The most popular Super Sunday event is led by Mardi Gras Indian Council. A procession begins at A.L. Davis Park and parades through the Central City neighborhood. In full feathers and embellishment, the Mardi Gras Indians hit the streets to celebrate with other “gangs” in true New Orleans style. Festivities begin at noon and are free and open to the public.” [via New Orleans Online] The Bazaar NOLA: Grand Opening! Press Street Gardens @ 7 Press St. 11 AM to 5 PM “Enjoyers of Junk and Collectors of Cool: The Bazaar is Back and it's our New Location's GRAND OPENING! We've partnered with NOCCA and will be setting up shop in their beautiful Press Street Gardens two Saturdays a month! Tons of local vendors, beautiful sights to see, and plenty of rad stuff to buy!” [via The Bazaar NOLA] [post_title] => Weekend Radar: March 17th to 19th, 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => weekend-radar-march-17th-19th-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://www.ericwatersphotography504.com/find_us/new-orleans-culture/ [post_modified] => 2017-03-17 11:24:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-17 16:24:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.clandestinenola.com/?p=8967 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8962 [post_author] => 88989 [post_date] => 2017-03-15 14:10:12 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-15 19:10:12 [post_content] => When Jack Daniels called on us to get people interested in their exclusive two-day event, “Jack Daniels House No. 7,” we saw it as the perfect opportunity to tap back into our past life in marketing (Fun fact: Clandestine founder, Kelley Troia, directed marketing operations in the corporate world before diving into event planning). We got to work assisting their promotional team in driving people to RSVP on their website with a secret code; leveraging our e-newsletter, social media presence, and word-of-mouth through a select group of key contacts. By creating a buzz on a more intimate level, we drew the second largest number of guests among 2,000 attendees on each night (aka 4,000 people total)! Everyone won that night, especially the crowds that partied to underground talent that can only be found in New Orleans (special shout out to Mirrorball for knocking it out of the park)! The moral of the story? Clandestine can plan your next major event AND bring the masses to you. Just ask [post_title] => How Clandestine brought down the House... [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => clandestine-brought-house [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-15 14:10:12 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-15 19:10:12 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.clandestinenola.com/?p=8962 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8930 [post_author] => 88989 [post_date] => 2017-03-08 14:24:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-08 20:24:57 [post_content] => You can count on NOLA to keep the parades rolling, and this weekend, the St. Patrick’s Day festivities start in the Irish Channel! This easygoing escapade fits right into a perfect weekend to kick back over fine food at Trinity, City Park, and more. Photo above by Matthew Hinton, Times-Picayune

Friday, March 10th

Happy Hour at Trinity Trinity @ 1117 Decatur 4:30  PM to 7 PM (Sun.-Fri.) + 10 PM to 12 AM (Fri. & Sat.) *Top secret tip: Chef Michael Isolani just announced weekend brunch! Follow Trinity for updates. We love it when our favorite restaurants treat us to two rounds of happy hour, which is why we’re highlighting Trinity this week! “Sunday through Friday, guests can enjoy their choice of house white, red or sparkling wine as well as a featured wine of the week, all priced at $7 per glass. Bottled beer is $4, draft beer is $5 and all well drinks are $2 off. Tasty bites include ($7 - $10) include Fried Oysters with chili oyster sauce, scallions and bamboo shoots; Grilled Octopus and Chickpea Dip with pickled red onion, roasted red pepper oil and toast points; Pommes Frites with buttermilk aioli; Crawfish and Fontina Beignets with tarragon aioli; Frog Leg Tempura with ponzu sauce and cilantro; and Smoked Oysters with deviled eggs, horseradish and cajun caviar. Stick around after dinner or stop by on your way home for $2 off well cocktails.” [via Trinity/Brustman Carrino PR] Bean Madness Kitchen Witch Cookbooks @ 1452 N. Broad St. 5 PM to 7 PM “City-Wide Tournament to determine who has the BEST RED BEANS! On March 10th Kitchen Witch will host a competition between Liuzza's and Mandina's.” [Kitchen Witch Cookbooks] Lark in the Park Tad Gormley Stadium @ 5400 Stadium Dr. 7 PM to 11 PM “Join us for the premier Party in the Park with fabulous food, drinks, and live music! This amazing event will be held for the first time on the field at Tad Gormley Stadium. Featured restaurants include Angeline, Compère Lapin, and Galatoire’s.” [via Lark in the Park]

Saturday, March 11th

St. Patrick’s Day Parade See website for route 1:30 PM “Complete with Irish-American marching clubs, floats and throws, the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day parade starts at 1:30 p.m. at Jefferson Avenue and proceeds down Magazine Street to Jackson Avenue.” [via Gambit] Second Saturday at Grow On Grow On @ 2358 Urquhart St. 6 PM to 10 PM After taking a month off for Mardi Gras season, Second Saturday at Grow On is back with local art, delicious Cuban food by Congreso Cubano, and live music by Luminais w/ Bon Temp Jon!     Celebrity Chef Dinner Series: Evan Hanczor Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine @ 300 N. Broad St. 6:30 PM “The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine will host fundraising dinners featuring celebrity chefs from New Orleans and afar in the teaching kitchen at the ReFresh Project shopping center on North Broad Street. Join us for a special multi-course meal with drink pairings, designed specifically for this special series and cooked by innovative chefs. Evan Hanczor’s commitment to local, community-based agriculture and his values about the shape of an equitable and sustainable food system are the foundation that puts him and his restaurant, Egg, at the center of the Brooklyn, NY culinary renaissance.” [via Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine]

Sunday, March 12th

Brunch in the Garden Hollygrove Market & Farm @ 8301 Olive St. 9 AM to 1 PM “La Monita Pop Up will be headlining this week's brunch. La Monita is "simple, delicious Colombian inspired food made from locally sourced ingredients and a whole lot of love." Menu items to be announced. We love Chef Tracy Armitage's beautiful, delicious creations and we can't wait to get our hands on a plate! Music by Anuraag Pendyal, a pianist and composer with an interest in traditional and improvised music from across the world.” [via Hollygrove Market & Farm] Top Taco Tasting Barrel Proof @ 1201 Magazine St. 5 PM “Top Taco Tasting Menu: Vaquero del Inferno Taco - Slow Smoked Tejas Style Brisket, Shaved Red Onion, House Made Pickles and Jalapeño with Brugger's Whiskey BBQ Sauce on a Toasted Corn Tortilla Chica Caliente Taco - Slow Smoked Spicy Marinated Chicken Thigh, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Local Micro Greens with Brügger's Hot Chick Sauce on a Toasted Corn Tortilla Barbacoa Nachos - Fresh Fried Corn Tortilla, Melted Mexican Cheese Blend, Choice of Smoked Brisket or Spicy Chicken, Shaved Red Onion, House Made Pickles and Jalapeños with Brügger's Whiskey BBQ Sauce” [via Brügger's Barbecüe] Operator Music Band, Sexy Dex & The Fresh, Video Age, Biglemoi Saturn Bar @ 3067 St. Claude Ave. 9 PM to 1 AM Dance off the food coma to fresh bands from near and far!       Clandestine delivers high-end, customized events and experiences to discerning clients interested in experiencing New Orleans through a local lens. Let us help you plan your special occasion today by clicking here. [post_title] => Weekend Radar: March 10th to 12th, 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => weekend-radar-march-10th-12th-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-10 13:31:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-10 19:31:55 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.clandestinenola.com/?p=8930 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8908 [post_author] => 88989 [post_date] => 2017-03-02 10:35:59 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-02 16:35:59 [post_content] => Now that you’re coming back to Earth after the warm Mardi Gras whirlwind, unwind with sounds for the soul by the likes of Helen Gillet, Ellis Marsalis, and the Southern Soul Assembly. Crawfish, beer, and hot dog races will also be there to help you through the recovery process ;) Photo above via The Embassy 

Friday, March 3rd

Semi-Famous Friday Crawfish Boil The Prytania Bar @ 3345 Prytania St. 5 PM to 9 PM "Our semi-famous boils return AFTER Mardi Gras! $15 All-You-Can-Eat-While-It-Lasts. Buy a wristband. Buy a drink. Get in line. Get crawfish. Eat crawfish. Get back in line. Eat more crawfish. We'll be boiling 6 sacks and sides, w/ each sack hitting every 30-45mins. Stick around, enjoy the weather, eat the crawfish, and the booze!" [via The Prytania Bar] Tephra: Helen Gillet, Nikki Glaspie, Brian Haas and Jessica L. Hi-Ho Lounge @ 2239 St. Claude Ave. 8 PM to 11 PM "Hi-Ho Lounge is excited to announce this very special show ft Tephra. The band is comprised of Helen Gillet, Nikki Glaspie, Brian Haas, and Jessica Laurie! Helen Gillet will also be opening up the evening with a unique solo show of live loops and vocals. After stick around for RELAPSE: an 80's and 90's dance party with DJ Matt Scott!" [via Helen Gillet] P.Y.M.P. Banks Street Bar @ 4401 Banks St. 10:30 PM to 3 AM "P.Y.M.P. is the accidental child of New Orleans funk/ electronica quartet, Gravity A. Michael Fouquier and Andrew Meehan performed multiple duo shows billed as “Gravity A’ while going through lineup changes with previous guitarists and bass players. Determined to create as sound that worked as a duo, Fou and Drew developed a unique way of using loopstation combined with live drums, live keyboards, and vocals to create a full sound capable of being played at any venue, big or small. The two had stumbled onto uncharted territory, and P.Y.M.P’s sound began growing in popularity due to its pop culture references. Now featuring collaborations and set breaks by Lucas Wylie, the crowd has even less time to catch their breath on the dance floor." [via P.Y.M.P.]

Saturday, March 4th

Wiener Dog Racing Fair Grounds @ 1751 Gentilly Blvd. First race at 1:40 PM (See website for schedule) "Cute, fast, and furious-- “The same format as seasons past will be used to crown the racing champion: 48 pure-bred dachshunds and six alternates will be selected to participate from all eligible applicants and will be divided into four heats of twelve dogs apiece. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each of the four heats will compete in a final race to determine the champion.” [via Fair Grounds] NOLA Brewing Co.’s 8th Anniversary Party NOLA Brewing Co. @ 3001 Tchoupitoulas St. 3 PM to 9 PM "NOLA is celebrating 8 years of beer! Doors open at 3pm and the party will last until 9pm. Guests can enjoy live music from hot local and national artists in the brewery parking lot. NOLA will be serving a wide variety of standard and specialty NOLA beers, as well as releasing its limited edition Eighth Anniversary Beer, “The Ocho.” We will also be releasing our newest member of the NOLA Funk Series, Desire! Desire is a raspberry sour ale aged in chardonnay barrels and will be available in the market soon after the anniversary! Barbecue, fresh, hot, boiled crawfish and draft beer will be available for purchase in the Tap Room!!!" [via NOLA Brewing Co.] [caption id="attachment_8916" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via Three Muses[/caption] Luke Winslow King Three Muses @ 536 Frenchmen St. 6 PM “Luke Winslow-King is a New Orleans-based guitarist, singer, composer, producer, and songwriter. His work is an eclectic mix that combines Mississippi delta blues, folk music, traditional jazz, and roots rock & roll. His alchemical songs blend contemporary ideas with styles from bygone eras producing a sound that is rusticand urbane, elegant and entirely his own. It is a sound that looks to the past to move to the future. This along with his burgundy voice, dapper attire and versatile guitar playing have earned him a reputation as a musician who delivers soulfully energetic and dynamic performances.” [via Luke Winslow King]

Sunday, March 5th

Mardi Gras Detox and Yoga Longue Vue House & Gardens @ 7 Bamboo Rd. 10 AM to 11 AM *If detoxing isn’t your thing, you can have your yoga AND drink a mimosa too at The Tchoup Yard. Check out their 11:30 AM class here. “Join us for a post-Mardi Gras detox yoga class with Andree Khalaf, RN and Mollie Williamson from the Pilates and Yoga Loft. Twist out the toxins and breath in clarity and relaxation in a mixed level flow class. The Green Fork will offer a juice demo using ingredients that help our bodies release and flush out toxins. Athleta will be available to help everyone get geared up to get back on track and ready for the spring season. Attendees will receive Athleta swag bags containing exclusive coupons for 25% off their entire purchase from March 9th - 13th. Please arrive at 9:45 am. Suggested donation is $10.” [via Longue Vue House & Gardens] [caption id="attachment_8913" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via The Advocate[/caption] Lenten Jazz Vespers ft. Ellis Marsalis Trinity Episcopal Church @ 1329 Jackson Ave. 8 PM “‘We often get asked why we do jazz during Lent, when it is supposed to be a sad and contrite time,’ said Albinas Prizgintas, director of music ministries at Trinity Episcopal Church. ‘One of the things is we wanted to show the spiritual nature and the meditative nature of jazz, which is stereotypically associated with beer houses and bars.’ With the flexibility to take ownership of their performances during the vespers, musicians choose a variety of music. Often it’s not overtly religious music, instead varying from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington standards to improvisation. Marsalis, who has been performing regularly at Trinity for the past 30 years in various music programs, is a regular fixture at the Jazz Vespers. Renowned for attracting high-profile musicians, Trinity has created an environment that provides a rare opportunity for musicians to come and play what and how they like, to an audience that is fixated on the essence of what is being played.” [via The Advocate] Southern Soul Assembly The Orpheum Theater @ 129 Roosevelt Way 8 PM “Guitarists J.J. Grey, Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), Anders Osborne and Marc Broussard form this Southern rock and blues supergroup.” [via Gambit]   Clandestine delivers high-end, customized events and experiences to discerning clients interested in experiencing New Orleans through a local lens. Let us help you plan your special occasion today by clicking here. [post_title] => Weekend Radar: March 3rd to 5th, 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => weekend-radar-march-3rd-5th-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://www.3musesnola.com/event/luke-winslow-king-41/?instance_id=1556 [post_modified] => 2017-03-02 10:51:22 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-02 16:51:22 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.clandestinenola.com/?p=8908 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8875 [post_author] => 88989 [post_date] => 2017-02-22 15:15:32 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-22 21:15:32 [post_content] => We've made it to the home stretch of what’s been a most brilliant Mardi Gras season, and we’re getting you to the Fat Tuesday finish line in the best ways. Pack on the glitter, straighten your wig, and head to these parades, parties, and shows! Photo above by Marc Pagani

Wednesday, February 22nd

[caption id="attachment_8890" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via WWNO[/caption] The Mystic Krewe of Nyx Uptown (See website for route) 6:45 PM “The Mystic Krewe of Nyx, founded in 2012, is one of the newest Krewe’s to parade in New Orleans Mardi Gras. It is an all-women's Mardi Gras Krewe, embracing women of diverse backgrounds. Nyx (pronounced “nicks”) was the Greek goddess of the night, she was so powerful that not even Zeus dared to upset her. She was one of the most powerful goddesses in Greek Mythology.” [via Mardi Gras New Orleans]

Thursday, February 23rd

[caption id="attachment_8893" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via Uptown Messenger [/caption] Krewe of Muses Uptown (Click here for route) 6:30 PM “To the people of New Orleans, they are street names, often mispronounced. In Greek mythology the nine Muses were the daughters of Zeus. First parading in 2001, the Muses organization now has over 1000 riding members and was the first all-female organization to parade at night in Uptown New Orleans. The Krewe of Muses’ vision is to tap into and recognize the local artistic and cultural resources of the community and incorporate them into a Muses Mardi Gras tradition, making the entire community a part of the Krewe of Muses parade. We celebrate their wildness before they were tamed, their virtues after they were appointed, and their place in the mystique of New Orleans, where each virtue seems to thrive.” [via Krewe of Muses]

Friday, February 24th

[caption id="attachment_8889" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Uptown Messenger[/caption] Krewe of Hermes Uptown (See website for route) 6 PM “Founded in 1937, while America suffered through the Great Depression, a group of New Orleans businessman met to come up with a solution to the widespread woes of the time, a solution that only New Orleanians could come up with: throwing a party. In 2005, the members of Hermes faced devastation and despair, the likes that hadn’t been felt in New Orleans since the Great Depression. Refusing to let the storm stop them, Hermes was one of the first Carnival Clubs to re-organize after Hurricane Katrina. The Krewe of Hermes take their name from the Greek mythos of the winged courier of the gods.” [via Mardi Gras New Orleans] Gumbolians Chickie Wah Wah @ 2828 Canal St. 9 PM “GUMBOLIANS' is a collaboration of some of the city’s finest. Big Chief Monk Boudreux is one of the most famous and enduring leaders of that culture and head of the Golden Eagle Mardi Gras Indian tribe and is widely known for his long-time collaboration with Big Chief Bo Dollis in The Wild Magnolias. One of the four Neville Brothers, Cyril Neville was the youngest, born in New Orleans. Cyril picked up his love of music from his parents and his older brothers at an early age. Johnny Sansone, a veteran bluesman and double threat on the harmonica and accordion. Tying it all together is funk and blues guitarist John Fohl, who’s electric style has become essential to many top artist in the area including George Porter Jr., Tommy Malone, and Dr. John. WITH SPECIAL GUEST..... BIG CHIEF JUAN PARDO” [via Chickie Wah Wah] Foundation of Funk Tipitina’s @ 501 Napoleon Ave. 10 PM Catch this “rotating funk supergroup anchored by George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste” with Anders Osborne and Jon Cleary!

Saturday, February 25th

[caption id="attachment_8886" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via Music Nuz[/caption] Krewe of Endymion Mid-City (Click here for route) 4:15 PM *The pre-parade block party, Samedi Gras, begins at 3 PM. Click here for more info. **Endymion Extravaganza, the official after party, begins at 6 PM. Click here for more info. “The Krewe of Endymion is one of the three Super Krewes. Super Krewes are defined by their stunning use of visuals and floats laced with brand new technology and celebrity Grand Marshals. Their parade has become one of the largest of the eighty parades during Mardi Gras. It is so popular that locals and those in the know begin saving their viewing spots in the early morning hours, even though the parade doesn’t happen until the evening. Endymion is also host to Samedi Gras, the greatest block party on earth! Beginning at noon on parade day, Samedi Gras draws 30,000+ from Mid-City neighborhoods to help kick off Endymion. Don’t miss area favorites, Groovy 7, The Topcats, Bag of Donuts and The Bucktown All Stars!” [via Mardi Gras New Orleans] Big Freedia & Sweet Crude Mardi Gras Shakedown One Eyed Jacks @ 615 Toulouse St. 9 PM "The Queen is back to annouce another banger! This time Big Freedia is throwing down on the Saturday before Mardi Gras at One Eyed Jacks with fellow Simple Play Presents artist, Sweet Crude. You'll get your bounce, you'll get your bi-lingual cajun pop and you'll certainly get your dance on! This is not a party to be missed. The night will begin with a set from Swet Crude and then Freedia and her dancers extraordinaire will give you all the booty shaking and debauchery your little hearts (and butts) can handle.. . . ***THIS IS IN THE HEART OF MARDI GRAS WEEKEND SO COSTUMES OF ALL TYPES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED*** Don't be late, be great. Grab a pre-sale now as this night of debauchery will surely sell out.” [via Sweet Crude & Big Freedia] The Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indian Funk Band Three Keys (Ace Hotel) @ 600 Carondelet St. 10 PM “Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. and the Wild Magnolias gang invoke the ancestors with their brand new kind of funk for our post-Endymion Mardi Gras party.” [via Three Keys]

Sunday, February 26th

[caption id="attachment_8883" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Krewe of Bacchus [/caption] Krewe of Bacchus Uptown (See website for route) 5:15 PM *Check Bacchus Bash ft. Flow Tribe + Mannie Fresh before and/or after the parade. Click here for more info. “Early in 1968, the Krewe of Bacchus broke with Carnival tradition by staging a Sunday night parade with bigger and more spectacular floats than anything previously seen in Carnival. They then decided to have a national celebrity king lead the parade, breaking ranks with 113 years of Carnival tradition. Now, with more than 1,000 members and 31 animated super-floats, the Krewe of Bacchus is revered as one of the most spectacular krewes in Carnival history.” [via Mardi Gras New Orleans]

Monday, February 27th

[caption id="attachment_8882" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via Camellia Brand[/caption] Red Beans Parade Marigny (See website for route) 2 PM “The red beans parade is a Lundi Gras second line held annually in New Orleans. We celebrate the importance of red beans and rice and carnival.” [via Red Beans Parade] [caption id="attachment_8881" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via New Orleans Parade Tickets [/caption] Krewe of Orpheus Uptown (See website for route) 6 PM *The official after party, Orpheuscapade, starts at 7 PM. Click here for more info. “Founded in 1993, the Krewe of Orpheus takes its name from the musically-inclined son of Zeus and Calliope. Founding members included Harry Connick, both the junior and senior. In New Orleans, the krewe established themselves as a superkrewe with their first parade in 1994, which rolled with 700 riders. They were the first super Krewe to allow both male and female riders. They have a number of notable floats including the Dolly Trolley, the horse-drawn bus that was used in the opening of Hello Dolly with Barbra Streisand, the Smoking Mary which is a six unit float that looks like a steam locomotive, a Trojan horse and the Orpheus Leviathan Float, which is a three unit, 139-foot float, and the first Carnival float to use extensive fiber optic lighting.” [via Mardi Gras New Orleans] Galactic Tipitina’s @ 501 Napoleon Ave. 10 PM Join Galactic in welcoming another Mardi Gras sunrise! This annual show is EPIC, and a magical way to kick off Fat Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 28th

[caption id="attachment_8879" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via The New Orleans Advocate [/caption] Krewe of Zulu Central City (Click here for route) 8 AM “One of the season’s most anticipated and remarkable parades is presented by Zulu, named after the fiercest of the African tribes. The most famous Krewe of Zulu king was Louis Armstrong, who ruled in 1949. Of all the throws to rain down from the many floats in the parades during Carnival, the Zulu coconut or "golden nugget" is the most sought after. Zulu has risen to the point of being not only the premier black social organization, but is known internationally as one of the major Carnival organizations. Zulu also integrates itself into the community, from adopting public schools and providing scholarships for Southern University to providing food baskets to needy families during the holiday seasons.” [via New Orleans Online] [caption id="attachment_8878" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via Carnival New Orleans News [/caption] Krewe of Rex Uptown (See website for route) 10 AM “The Rex parade is an annual attraction of traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras and considered a centerpiece of the festival because of the Krewe’s rich and colorful themes, maskers in original costumes and elaborately decorated and hand-painted floats. The Krewe Of Rex has held more parades than any other organization. They are the origin of many Mardi Gras traditions, including the official Carnival colors of purple, green and gold, as well as the collectible doubloon coins (introduced by Rex in 1960). The Krewe consists of 600 male riders and parades on the New Orleans uptown route on Mardi Gras day.” [via Mardi Gras New Orleans] Clandestine delivers high-end, customized events and experiences to discerning clients interested in experiencing New Orleans through a local lens. Let us help you plan your special occasion today by clicking here. [post_title] => Mardi Gras Marathon Radar: February 22nd to 28th, 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => mardi-gras-marathon-radar-february-22nd-28th-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-22 15:39:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-22 21:39:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.clandestinenola.com/?p=8875 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9053 [post_author] => 88989 [post_date] => 2017-03-22 13:49:20 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-22 18:49:20 [post_content] => Now that we’re ramping up for the next round of major festivals (yes, French Quarter Fest is just two-ish weeks away), it’s only right to fuel up and make sure we’re ready for it all. Good thing there are plenty opportunities to eat and drink the best of the best this weekend! Prep yourself for Top Taco, Bourbon Fest, and Bloody Mary Fest! Photo above via Foodspotting

Thursday, March 23rd

Top Taco Spanish Plaza @ Poydras Street at the Mississippi River 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM “The event features tequila and mezcal tastings and creative tacos from Blue Oak BBQ, Bourbon House, Cochon Butcher, Drago's Seafood Restaurant, Johnny Sanchez, Juan's Flying Burrito, Nacho Mama's, Patois, Pirogues, Taqueria Chilangos and others. There's music by OTRA, Los Po-Boy-Citos and Mariachi Jalisco. Proceeds benefit One Heart NOLA. Admission $65, early admission $85, VIP admission $125.” [via Gambit]

Friday, March 24th to Sunday, March 26th

New Orleans Bourbon Festival See website for times and locations *Info about Bourbon Dinners at some of NOLA’s finest restaurants on Th., 3/23 here “Laissez les bon temps rouler. Let the good times roll. The motto of a city that knows how to host a party. Now couple that with a historic relationship to Bourbon, world-renowned food, music and culture. The result – the first annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival – March 24, 25, and 26! Kicking off the New Orleans festival season 2017, the New Orleans Bourbon Festival’s mission is to provide our attendees with an opportunity to enjoy exceptional Bourbon and cuisine surrounded by the charm and culture of New Orleans. We will do this by inviting the finest Bourbon distilleries and restaurants, providing the most experienced and relevant speakers, highlighting a rapidly growing segment of the industry by presenting “Women in Bourbon” and recruiting event sponsors with missions similar to our own. The venue for the main event is The Sugar Mill, located in the historic Warehouse District of New Orleans. It will feature an outdoor marketplace of Bourbon-centric products in the attached courtyard, two grand tastings of Bourbon from the world’s finest distilleries, traditional New Orleans cuisine, and live classical jazz music in an early 20th century “speakeasy” setting. Central to this year’s event is our attention on “Women in Bourbon”, one of the fastest growing segments in the industry.” [via New Orleans Bourbon Festival]

Friday, March 24th to Saturday, March 25th

[caption id="attachment_9055" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Trinity Episcopal Church[/caption] Bach around the Clock Trinity Episcopal Church @ 1329 Jackson Ave. 7 PM (Fri.) to Midnight (Sat.) “The overnight festival runs for 36 hours and celebrates Bach's birthday with classical performances, dance, acro-yoga, silent movies and more. Refreshments are served.” [via Gambit]

Friday, March 24th

Gravity A Unplugged Gasa Gasa @ 4920 Freret St. 9 PM “Gravity A has become the torchbearer for the city's late night soundtrack featuring the unmistakable sound of New Orleans funk, tight drum n' bass breaks and intoxicating trance. The band's unique sound is highly dependent upon the musicians' passion for live instrumentation and improvisation, which often lends itself to a rambunctious adventure grooving through sunrise.” [via Gasa Gasa]   Tank and the Bangas Tipitina’s @ 501 Napoleon Ave. 10 PM The evolution of Tank and the Bangas is leading to BIG things, especially after their NPR Tiny Desk Concert. We predict sold-out shows and world tours are in the very near future, so catch them while you can!

Saturday, March 25th

Fête Française 821 General Pershing 11 AM to 5 PM “Ecole Bilingue's 18th Annual Fête Française. New Orleans' premier festival celebrating French heritage in Louisiana through exceptional food and drink – French mussels, pommes frites, cochon de lait, and more – specially curated from the area’s top-tier restaurants and fine wine purveyors. Featuring a variety of art, music, entertainment, children’s activities, and cultural demonstrations.” [via Ecole Bilingue] The 2017 Edwardian Ball - New Orleans Generations Hall @ 310 Andrew Higgins Dr. 9 PM to 3 AM “A unique, elegant, immersive & interactive celebration of art, music, theatre, dance, circus, costumery, & so much more.” [via The Edwardian Ball]

Sunday, March 26th

The Bloody Mary Fest - New Orleans The Howlin’ Wolf @ 907 S Peters 12 PM to 4:30 PM From Uptown to the French Quarter we’ve scoured New Orleans for the craftiest and most delicious Bloody Marys. You won't find any plain tomato juice and horseradish concoctions here. Enjoy 2 hours of unlimited tastes of TWELVE+ of the Big Easy's most delcious and innovative Bloody Marys, made by the finest restaurants and bars in NOLA. Live music, local food & drink samples, fun! [via Bloody Mary Liberation Party] [caption id="attachment_9058" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Grow Dat Youth Farm[/caption] Dinner on the Farm: Mopho + Maypop Grow Dat Youth Farm @ 150 Zachary Taylor Dr. 5:30 PM to 10 PM “Join us for our first spring farm dinner, featuring fare from Mopho Mid-City and Maypop Restaurant by Food & Wine's best new chef of 2016, Michael Gulotta. Dinner will begin with a half hour of cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres followed by a farm tour focusing on our program, growing practices, and the stunning ecology of our growing site. After the farm tour, guests sit down to a beautiful, locally focused meal paired with wine. Come experience the company of our New Orleans community as we connect to the soil beneath our feet and the delicious food on our plates. We can't wait to see you on the farm as we come together in support of young leaders in our program growing 20,000 pounds of food for their community this year!” [via Grow Dat Youth Farm] Clandestine delivers high-end, customized events and experiences to discerning clients interested in experiencing New Orleans through a local lens. Let us help you plan your special occasion today by clicking here. [post_title] => Weekend Radar: March 23rd to 26th, 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => weekend-radar-march-23rd-26th-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-23 09:53:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-23 14:53:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.clandestinenola.com/?p=9053 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) )
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