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Thursday, February 16th and Friday, February 17th

Jack Daniel's House No. 7 Jack Daniel’s House No. 7 Click here for full details and your complimentary ticket “Let the bright neons and thumping bass pave the way to House No. 7. Check in for a night of music and mayhem as Jack Daniel’s pays homage to the madness of life on tour. The main stage will be alive and whiskey will be served all night. Wander the House where you’ll find rooms to explore and guests to encounter. Did we mention that admission is on the house? So book your stay, but leave your reservations at home. It’s time to spend the night with Jack.” [via Jack Daniels]

Friday, February 17th

Krewe of Cleopatra Uptown (See website for route) 6 PM “Over 40 years ago, a New Orleans family had a dream of combining their passion for Mardi Gras and their love for the city of New Orleans to create an all women’s carnival krewe. After careful consideration and planning, the Krewe of Cleopatra was born. The name was chosen after the last pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra, who represents beauty, strength and femininity. The captain continues to rule over this all women’s organization which opens the New Orleans carnival season every year. The krewe parades through the streets of New Orleans following the traditional uptown parade route.” [via Krewe of Cleopatra] ICE ICE Crystal Ball Gasa Gasa @ 4920 Freret St. 9:30 PM to 6 AM “You are cordially invited to ∆∆∆ The New Orleans Society of Fly Ladies' 4th annual Mardi Gras Ball! ‘Bring us the luminous icebergs of your soul, the neon flurries that encircle your buzz and keep your piddy on the runny kine. Explore with us the cerebral caves of the dope, the dank, the chill … as we ponder the body electric in arctic elegance, in bling and blaze, and all that is fresh to death!’ - Lady GASA *FLY COSTUMES REQUIRED*” [via The New Orleans Society of Fly Ladies]

Saturday, February 18th

[caption id="attachment_8855" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Margaux Maizlish Krane[/caption] New Orleans' First Concorso d'Eleganza New Orleans Museum of Art @ 1 Collins Diboll Cir 10 AM to 2 PM “In conjunction with the opening of the New Orleans Museum of Art’s “A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s” exhibition, Ferrari of Houston, in partnership with the Ferrari Club of America, brings New Orleans’ first Concorso d’Eleganza to the museum, as a continued celebration of the beauty, innovation, and exquisite craftsmanship of Italian design. Beginning at 10 A.M. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, museum visitors will have a chance to view Ferraris on display, both vintage and new, as they line Lelong Drive leading up to the museum’s main entrance. Provided by Ferrari of Houston, featured cars will include, but are not limited to, a 458 Challenge Race Car, a 488GT3, a California T, and the LaFerrari – one of the most valuable and exotic cars in the world. Local Ferrari Club members will also participate, contributing their Ferraris to the line-up.” [via NOMA] [caption id="attachment_8856" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via She Comes in Peace[/caption] Music Box Market The Music Box Village @  4557 North Rampart St. 11 AM to 4 PM “Annoucing the Mardi Gras Costume & Art Market at the Music Box Village! 11 am to 4pm, Saturday, February 18th Free Public Admission - visit our vendors, grab a cocktail or coffee from our bar, and explore the Village…” [via New Orleans Airlift]   ‘tit Rex Marigny (See website for route) 5 PM "… to nap, perchance to dream – ay, there's the rub, for in this nap of dearth what dreams may come…" ( kinda paraphrased )2017 is upon us, and what a weighty load it is! What better time to think of finer things, and what could be finer than a NAP?!  Join us on Saturday, February 18th at 5pm! The place is now famous: St. Roch & St. Claude ( actually the neutral ground at Marais Street on St. Roch ) for our NINTH ANNUAL ROLL!  Come a little early to see the floats line up on the neutral ground to get pics and better looks.” [via ‘tit Rex] Chewbacchus Parade 2017: The Revel Alliance Marigny (See Facebook for route) 7 PM *After party at Castillo Blanco. Details in the description below. “The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Inc. 501(c)3 presents its 7th annual Carnival Parade on February 18th, 2017 with the theme: The Revel Alliance. Chewbacchus has grown from a scrappy band of a couple hundred Science Fiction lovers into a walking super krewe of a couple thousand enthusiastic freaks and geeks representing the vast spectrum of pop culture fandom. The 2017 parade will be made up of over 200 sub-krewes and groups who enthusiastically parody and lovingly satirize everything from “Star Wars” to “Lord of the Rings” to “Monty Python” and beyond. All of these groups march in a wondrous display of organized chaos each year under the glorious banner of the Sacred Drunken Wookiee, making the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus a magnificent “Revel Alliance”! The Chewbacchanal is an interstellar party of epic proportions held at the Krewe’s Den, Castillo Blanco Art Studios at 4321 Saint Claude Avenue.” [via Chewbacchus]

Sunday, February 19th

Krewe of Carrollton Uptown (See website for route) 11 AM “The Krewe of Carrollton has a long and storied history. Formed by a group of Oak Street businessmen in 1924, the Krewe’s modest beginnings over 80 years ago have been the foundation of a Carnival organization both widely known as a significant participant in the Carnival season, and was itself instrumental in fostering and assisting new organizations which adopted many of the Carrollton practices.” [via Krewe of Carrollton] Krewe of Barkus French Quarter (See website for route) 2 PM “The only Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans for the canine population.” [via Krewe of Barkus] Sirens of the Shallows: the first Airlift Masked Ball The Music Box Village @  4557 North Rampart St. 6 PM to 10 PM “Enter The Music Box Village for the very first Airlift Carnival ball, featuring appearances and decor by longtime collaborator Big Freedia, up-and-coming rapper Delish Da Goddess, Black Magic Drumline, and the Flaming Flagettes. Experience immersive, ongoing performance at every turn by the New Orleans Society of Tableau Vivant, re-interpreting and drawing on the antiquarian tradition of 19th century Mardi Gras Balls. Dress code: swamp monster, 20,000 Leagues under the bayou, subaquatic, Waterworld, sea and river creature, be-finned and flowing. ** Mask required to enter our otherworldly, one-time-only moment of manifestation from the deeps. Our 6pm to 7pm Patron VIP Cocktail Hour will include light fare, music, open bar specialty themed cocktails from Old New Orleans Rum and more, while supporting our ambitious new work for 2017 including New Water Music, a project in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, composer Yotam Haber, and hundreds of musicians and artists, fishermen, oystermen and coastal community partners.” [via New Orleans Airlift] 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: February 17th to 19th, 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => weekend-radar-february-17th-19th-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://kreweofcleopatra.org/parade/ http://www.clandestinenola.com/party-like-rock-star-jack-daniels-house-no-7/ [post_modified] => 2017-02-15 15:00:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-15 21:00:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.clandestinenola.com/?p=8851 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8839 [post_author] => 88987 [post_date] => 2017-02-09 18:17:41 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-10 00:17:41 [post_content] => WHEN: Open for two nights only: February 16th-17th | 9pm-1am WHERE: Location revealed upon registration TICKETS: By invitation only, must use access code. Visit HouseNo7.com to book your stay. Entry 21+ with valid ID at the door.

ACCESS CODE: 8TNC9YW

Let the bright neons and thumping bass pave the way to House No. 7. Check in for a night of music and mayhem as Jack Daniel’s pays homage to the madness of life on tour. The main stage will be alive and whiskey will be served all night. Wander the House where you’ll find rooms to explore and guests to encounter. Did I mention that admission is on the house? So book your stay, but leave your reservations at home. It’s time to spend the night with Jack. EVENT AT A GLANCE:
  • Explore 2 floors of themed guest rooms
  • Play in the arcade room all night
  • Head to the Rock Salon for a quick cut
  • Discover the hidden White Rabbit Saloon reserved for those who can find it
  • Get fabulous in the Royal Suite
  • Meet and greet the barrel man himself, Kevin Sanders
  • Taste Jack’s finest with the Jack Daniel’s Associate Master Distiller
  • Get neat and tidy with our beautiful maid staff
  • Go wild with the beauties at the bachelorette party
  • Catch the roller derby girls roaming the halls
  • Make the bass drop in the EDM room
  • Soak in live music and cocktails at the tiki bar and barrel bar
[post_title] => Open Bar & Free Admission - Party Like a Rock Star at Jack's House No. 7 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => party-like-rock-star-jack-daniels-house-no-7 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-13 17:03:22 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-13 23:03:22 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.clandestinenola.com/?p=8839 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8820 [post_author] => 88989 [post_date] => 2017-02-08 13:59:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-08 19:59:07 [post_content] => Prepare to hit the streets for the most boisterous of parades-- Krewe du Vieux and krewedelusion! We can barely contain our excitement as we gear up for the first weekend of Mardi Gras madness, along with Vietnamese New Year and the NOLA Jerk Chicken Festival!!        Photo above via Miguel Solorzano Photography

Friday, Feb. 10th through Sunday, Feb. 12th

[caption id="attachment_8829" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via NOLA.com[/caption] TET: Vietnamese New Year Mary Queen of Vietnam Church @ 14001 Dwyer Rd. See Gambit for full schedule “Mary Queen of Vietnam Church presents its annual three-day New Year festival, TET, featuring live music, Vietnamese food and vendors.” TET is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture, and is "an important time to learn the culture of Vietnam from the community." [via Gambit and NOLA.comNote: We always have a great time at this beautiful celebration. Get ready to eat traditional delicacies while enjoying front row seats to the fireworks show!

Friday, February 10th

[caption id="attachment_8826" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via The Jazz & Heritage Center[/caption] Christian McBride In Concert The Jazz & Heritage Center @ 1225 N. Rampart 8 PM The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents a very special concert featuring the world-renowned, GRAMMY award-winning bassist Christian McBride, on Friday, Feb. 10, starting at 8 p.m. at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. He will be joined by an all-star group of New Orleans musicians: David Torkanowsky on piano, Johnny Vidacovich on drums and Detroit Brooks on guitar. Admission is free. No advance registration is required and there are no reserved seats. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited. [via The Jazz & Heritage Center] [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Three Keys [/caption] Daria & The Hip Drops Three Keys (Ace Hotel) @ 600 Carondelet St. 10 PM “Daria & The Hip Drops are indie pop dreamweavers. With a name derived from a sixties song and dance called “Hip Drop” by The Explosions. Tonight, Marina Orchestra is tagging along for the show adding a little Caribbean rock and roll to the mix.” [ via Three Keys]

Saturday, February 11th

NOLA Jerk Chicken Festival Central City BBQ @ 1201 S. Rampart St. 4 PM to 10 PM “The NOLA Jerk Chicken Festival is a funky fusion of Jamaican musical and culinary traditions with the rich culture of New Orleans Carnival! New Orleans and Jamaican culture are so intertwined that it’s only fitting that Bob Marley’s birthday falls smack dab in the middle of Mardi Gras season. The NOLA Jerk Chicken Festival celebrates Bob’s legacy in a way only New Orleans can, blending the best of both cultures with a fantastic staple of national Reggae bands and DJs as well as New Orleans’ own top brass bands performing Bob Marley hits brass style!” [via NOLA Caribbean Festival] [caption id="attachment_8831" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Travelin' Gringo[/caption] Krewe du Vieux See website for parade route 6:30 PM *Their ball starts at 9 PM at The Civic (501 O’Keefe)! More info here. “Divergent realities will come together in a crass, cosmic and completely surreal performance, when the critters, Twitters, porn-fritters and oh baby baby babysitters of Krewe du Vieux will take to the streets of the Marigny, French Quarter and CBD on Saturday, February 11 at 6:30 PM. Spectators are advised to watch out for wild animals, wandering crassholes, and menageries à trois.” [via Krewe du Vieux] [caption id="attachment_8832" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via WWOZ [/caption] krewedelusion See event page for parade route 7:15 PM *The after party, the “Bedlam Ball,” starts at 9:30 PM at New Orleans Healing Center (2372 St. Claude)! More info here. “THIS YEAR krewedelusion WILL NOT APPOINT A BENEVOLENT RULER!  Instead our celebration in the streets of New Orleans will be an uprising of the people governed by a radical reorganization of our current administration.  We encourage people and krewes to abandon their new rulers and we invite everyone and every krewe that treasures freedom, and ever wanted to hit the historic streets of New Orleans, to join us February 11th on ‘The Night of Delusion.’” [via krewedelusion]

Sunday, February 12

[caption id="attachment_8827" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Threadhead Cultural Foundation[/caption] 26th Annual Carnival Costume Bazaar New Orleans Healing Center @ 2372 St. Claude 11 AM to 5 PM “We’re back – bigger and better than ever! Everyone’s favorite go-to spot for creative Carnival costumery features more than two dozen of top New Orleans designers, hatters, costumers and mask-makers selling a vast array of one-of-a-kind creations.” [via Threadhead Cultural Foundation] [caption id="attachment_8822" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via NO Fleas Market[/caption] Glitter Shoe Workshop! NO Fleas Market @ 4228 Magazine St. 4 PM to 7 PM “Afraid to open glitter in your home? But you are longing for a pair of glitter flat or sneakers? Grab an old pair of shoes that you love and come down to NO Fleas February 12th, we will have all the supplies you need to glitter your shoes! $10 covers supplies, just bring a pair of shoes that you already know are comfortable and we will assist with the rest!” [via NO Fleas Market] [caption id="attachment_8828" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Black Penny[/caption] Black Penny Birthday Boil Black Penny @ 700 N. Rampart 4 PM “We are excited to announce Black Penny's birthday party this Sunday! It will officially be two years since we've opened our doors and we want to celebrate Carnival style. We will begin boiling crawfish at 4:00 pm until it's gone, and New Creations Brass Band plays at 6:00 pm! Please come out to show us some love by gettin' your crawish eating, booty shakin' selves over to Black Penny!!!” [via Black Penny] 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: February 10th to 12th, 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => weekend-radar-february-10th-12th-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://travelingringo.com/2012/02/mardi-gras-adult-parade-krewe-du-vieux/ [post_modified] => 2017-02-08 14:09:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-08 20:09:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.clandestinenola.com/?p=8820 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8802 [post_author] => 88989 [post_date] => 2017-02-01 14:32:03 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-01 20:32:03 [post_content] => Hungry for the weekend? Spoil your deserving palette with stellar beer and food pairings at Nuit Belge, and fill up on crawdads at the Super Bowl boil of your choice. Enjoy this serving of events, perfect for getting your grub on and more! Photo above by Nora McGunnigle

Friday, February 3rd

Nuit Belge Generations Hall @ 310 Andrew Higgins 7 PM to 10 PM “New Orleans most unique beer and food pairing event is Feb 3rd at Generations Hall. Featuring some of the finest food from the best chefs and restaurants in NOLA as well as Murder Point Oyster Company Oysters, Sweets from Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Co. and Cheese from St. James Cheese Company - Uptown” [via Nuit Belge] Stomper Mania VII Mardi Gras World @ 1380 Port of New Orleans Place 8 PM to 12 AM LISTEN HERE BROTHER!!! The Stompers are throwing their annual Sweet 610 Debutante ball and we want you there. We sold out last year and we'll sell out even earlier this time around! Come dressed as your favorite wrestler or make up one of your own. Either way, get your tickets now before they are gone! FOOD FROM OVER 30 OF NEW ORLEANS' BEST RESTAURANTS. OPEN BAR/FREE DRAFT BEER [via 610 Stompers] Upbeat Academy Fundraiser Gasa Gasa @ 4920 Freret St. 10 PM “The Upbeat Academy Foundation will be hosting their first of four quarterly fundraisers for 2017 on Friday, February 3rd at Gasa Gasa. The event will feature music performances by AF THE NAYSAYER, Otto, and DJ Nice Rack. 2 Complimentary cocktails provided by NOLA Distilling Company will be included with price of admission. There will be silent auctions, raffles, food, art, and a lively dancefloor. Price of admission is $30 and ALL proceeds will go to benefit the Upbeat Academy Foundation to help them contunue their mission of providing a safe, creative environment for teenagers throughout the New Orleans area to learn how to produce and perform hip hop and EDM. Come party with us for a great cause & Stay Upbeat!” [via AF the Naysayer]

Saturday, February 4th

[caption id="attachment_8810" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via Pinterest[/caption] The Baby Doll Ladies of Mardi Gras The New Orleans Jazz Museum (Old U.S. Mint) @ 400 Esplanade Ave. 2 PM to 5 PM “The New Orleans Society of Dance and the Louisiana State Museum present the premiere of “The Baby Doll Ladies of Mardi Gras,” a documentary film tracing the origins and transformations of the first women’s street masking practice in the US, ca. 1912. The film follows celebrated New Orleans Society of Dance founder and native Millisia White with the company as they work to serve as an example of hope and recover a once dormant piece of their city’s culture in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina floods. Attendees are invited to participate in a question and answer session with the company’s cultural dance artists and special guests. (Tickets are a $10.00 donation at the door. RSVP to info@neworleanssocietyofdance.com)” [via Louisiana State Museum] Wearable ART Showcase Opening Reception Bywater Art Lofts @ 3725 Dauphine St. 6 PM to 10 PM *Showcase runs through the end of February “In celebration of Mardi Gras and the many artists in the Bywater Art Lofts who make amazing costumes, we are having a WEARABLE ART SHOWCASE all month of February with a reception Saturday, February 4th! Over 10 artists in the lofts will be exhibiting their Wearable art for the whole month of February. Perfect for anyone who needs a costume for Mardi Gras. Artists include, Dara Quick, Brittany Schall, Josh Hailey, Tom Harvey, Mariel Lusco, Dana Duval, Dawn Griffin, and Abigail Poplin, Emily Renee, and Trei Chambers. Reception will be Saturday, February 4th, 6-10pm and the gallery will be open by appointment only for the month of February.” [via Bywater Art Lofts] Virtual Krewe of Vaporwave's IRL Ball Daiquiri Lounge @ 4201 Washington Ave. 9 PM to 2 AM “Virtual Krewe of Vaporwave presents our first annual IRL Ball! FEATURING: WWWHHHAAAMMM!!!! a vaporwave tribute to George Michael featuring a satelite interview with George Michael, who will answer our questions live from his current home in heaven. Musical performances by Rusty Lazer, Quickie Mart, and more. The booziest, best, and cheapest daiquiris in town, provided by the world famous Daiquiri Lounge.” [via Krewe of Vaporwave]

Sunday, February 5th

Super Boil The Rusty Nail @ 1100 Constance St. 2 PM to 10 PM “The Rusty Nail, Crawfish Meister Inc., and Abita Brewing Company are throwing a Super Bowl Party that combines some of our favorite things: Crawfish, Strawberry and Football. There will be Abita Beer Specials all day and the Meister will be selling Crawfish, Jambo, and Chips and Queso, Guac, and Salsa. The Nail will also have its big game set-up with extra seating and an extra giant projection screen. Come help us transition from Football Season to Crawfish Season in style!” [via The Rusty Nail] First Annual SideBar Super Bowl Crawfish Boil! SideBar NOLA @ 611 S. White St. 2 PM “Enjoy all-you-can-eat crawfish and a beer for $15 and catch the game!” [via SideBar NOLA]   Kick off NOLA Funk Week: George PorterJr. Trio w/ Khris Royal The Jazz Playhouse (Royal Sonesta) @ 300 Bourbon St. 9 PM “Honoring the influence of jazz in the evolution of funk, Royal Sonesta New Orleans’ Jazz Playhouse will host seven premier entertainers in seven days with its first-ever Funk Week, from February 5 – 11, 2017. Performances begin nightly at 8:30 p.m. and are open to the public with no cover charge. With a decades-long career, George Porter Jr. is considered one of the forefathers of funk. As band leader of the Runnin’ Pardners and bassist of the funky METERS, Porter has also collaborated with musicians from Allen Toussaint and Earl King to Paul McCartney and Jimmy Buffett. Porter’s Funk Week performance will include the talent of Khris Royal as a special guest.” For a full schedule of performances throughout the week, click here. 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: February 3rd to 5th, 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => weekend-radar-february-3rd-5th-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-04 08:59:11 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-04 14:59:11 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.clandestinenola.com/?p=8802 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8782 [post_author] => 88989 [post_date] => 2017-01-25 06:00:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-25 12:00:44 [post_content] => It’s about that time to bust out the glue gun and glitter! Expect to be Mardi Gras-ready after this weekend’s classes in DIY headdresses and makeup tricks led by pros. In between daydreaming about your flashiest costume yet, indulge your never-ending King Cake cravings at the fourth annual King Cake Festival (or make your own)! Photo above via New Orleans Society of Fly Ladies

Friday, January 27th

King Cake History and Making Class Dryades Public Market @ 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 5 PM to 6 PM “Join us to learn the history of the king cake along with a lesson to make a quick & easy king cake at home with your kids!” [via Dryades Public Market] Big Freedia's Birthday Carnival Blue Nile @ 532 Frenchmen St. 9 PM to 3 AM “Ladies & Gentlemen, It’s one more rotation around the Sun for the Queen Diva herself and we want you to come celebrate with us! Big Freedia and friends will be throwing down at Blue Nile on Frenchmen in BOTH ROOMS! YALL! THIS IS NOT A PARTY TO MISS. BRING YOUR BEST BOOTY SHORTS AND COME RELEASE YOUR WIGGLE WITH BIG FREEDIA AND FRIENDS FOR A NIGHT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET. YOU ALREADY KNOOOOOOWWWWW.” [via Big Freedia] Feufollet w/ Aurora Nealand + Alligator Chomp Chomp DJs d.b.a. @ 618 Frenchmen St. 10 PM to 1 AM “cajun Swamp Pop zydeco DANCE party @ DBA on Friday, Feb 27 with FEUFOLLET with Aurora Nealand on SAX + alligator CHOMP CHOMP playing stuff by Cookie n' the Cupcakes, Lil' Bob and the Lollipops, Bobby Charles, and more!” [via Feufollet]

Saturday, January 28th

[caption id="attachment_8787" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via Where Y'acht[/caption] Where Y'acht One Eyed Jacks @ 615 Toulouse St. 9 PM to 12 AM “Where Y'acht returns to One Eyed Jacks with a full set of Hall and Oates covers! We're bangin' out 9 of your favorite H&O songs to start the show, so you'd better come dressed up as the either Hall or Oates. We'll be posting some inspirational photos of these godfathers of yacht rock to help you decide which look to go with, and we want to see you post your photos too! Shirts optional. Mustaches mandatory (Oates). Costume contest for free piña coladas: likely…” [via Where Y’acht] La Noche Latina w/ Muevelo & Fredy Omar Three Keys (at Ace Hotel) @ 600 Carondelet St. 9 PM to 1 AM “Come on out for a very special evening of Latin music and dance. We will be joined by special guest Fredy Omar! Dance class and performance by Bookoo Rueda will begin at 9pm and then Muevelo moves it at 10pm!” [via Muevelo] [caption id="attachment_8788" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via Rebirth Brass Band[/caption] Rebirth Brass Band + Organized Crime Tipitina’s @ 501 Napoleon Ave. 10 PM "Simply put, The ReBirth Brass Band is an institution. Formed in 1983, the band has long since graduated from the streets of New Orleans to theaters and festivals all over the world. ReBirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their show. Their signature brand of heavy funk has placed them among the world's top brass bands and they are the hands-down favorite among the younger generation." [via Tipitina’s] With Organized Crime opening for them, this music experience will have everyone moving on the dancefloor!

Sunday, January 29th

[embed]http://youtu.be/j3vKSUAAZ8E[/embed] King Cake Festival Champions Square @ LaSalle St. (adjacent to Superdome’s Grand Staircase at Gate C) 10 AM to 4 PM “More than 20 local bakeries and restaurants serve king cake in $1 tasting sizes and there are awards for best traditional and nontraditional king cakes, best presentation and other categories. Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars, Flow Tribe and Remedy perform. There's a road race and family fun run beginning at 9 a.m. Visit the website for registration information. Proceeds benefit Ochsner Hospital for Children. Festival admission is free.” [via Gambit] Self-Care Sunday ft. Yoga, Brunch, & more! Grow On @ 2358 Urquhart St. 10:30 PM to 3 PM “Self-Care Sunday is back! Join us for this Grow On gathering focused on nourishing the mind, body, and spirit. BRUNCH by La Monita Pop Up + CUDDLE PUDDLE CORNER for you to relax, daydream, and enjoy the sounds and scenery of the farm. Beautiful pillows and blankets provided by Voodoo Child Collective. Funky Flow! with Kylie Roswell: Open your heart and set your clearest intentions with this playful hour and a half Vinyasa class. Kickstart your week by cleansing the body and calming the mind with a powerful and energetic flow ending with a nourishing restorative melt down. All levels welcome. $5-$20 suggested donation.” [via Grow On] Makeup Workshop: Mardi Gras Looks! Embodyment Salon & Spa @ 3701 Magazine St. 2 PM to 4 PM Learn to create dramatic, colorful, sparkly looks for Mardi Gras parties, parades and costumes! This hands-on class is for students of any level. We will cover how to create bold, big eyes and colorful shapes, dramatic line work and false lash application! Pay in advance to reserve your spot! [via Midori: Professional Makeup Artistry] Mardi Gras Headdress Workshop Ellen Macomber @ 1720 St. Charles Ave. 3 PM to 6 PM “Don't miss your chance to make a most excellent head piece for your Mardi Gras Costume. Booze and light eats will be provided along with all the materials you may need to create that one of a kind costume accessory. Let's get weird together!!! I'll be there to help guide you, so don't worry if you don't have any experience. Even a novice will come out with an amazing piece that they will keep throughout the years!” [via Ellen Macomber] 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: January 27th to 29th, 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => weekend-radar-january-27th-29th-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-25 06:09:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-25 12:09:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.clandestinenola.com/?p=8782 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8759 [post_author] => 88989 [post_date] => 2017-01-18 15:03:04 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-18 21:03:04 [post_content] => It wasn’t easy choosing our top weekend picks with the plethora of options before us, but we did it just for you! Cut a rug with the Pussyfooters, feel the power of Tank & The Bangas and the Original Pinettes (the world’s only all-female brass band), and get your fix of soulful sounds (plus brunch in a couple cases) from some of the city’s finest. Photo via Newsela

Friday, January 20th

Blush Ball 2017 Generations Hall @ 310 Andrew Higgins Dr. 8 PM to 12 AM “Blush Ball 2017 promises to be bigger and bolder than ever, and proceeds once again go to benefit Metropolitan Center for Women and Children. Back by popular demand this year is headliner Big Sam's Funky Nation along with DJ Ronnie Roux will be spinning tunes on the dancefloor all night long, MC Fresh Johnson and, of course, special performances by the Pussyfooters.” [via Pussyfooters] CoolNasty, Burris, and John Daigle Hi-Ho Lounge @ 2239 St. Claude Ave. 8 PM to 11 PM “A night guaranteed to funk your pants off! Three fresh New Orleans local groups will be grooving well into the night! Copious amounts of dancing, drinking, and singing will be had by all!” [via Burris] [caption id="attachment_8770" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Maple Leaf Bar[/caption] THE WILD MAGNOLIAS CELEBRATE BIG CHIEF BO DOLLIS JR'S BIRTHDAY! Maple Leaf Bar @ 8316 Oak St. 10 PM “A group calling itself the Wild Magnolias, participating in the local ‘Indian masking’ traditions and performing New Orleans Mardi Gras music, extends at least back into the 1950s. 2013's New Kind of Funk LP marked the first Wild Magnolias record fronted by Bo Dollis Sr.’s son, Gerard ‘Bo Jr.,’ who also now serves as Big Chief of the tribe.” [via The Wild Magnolias]

Saturday, January 21st

Winter Record Raid Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market @ 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 10 AM to 5 PM “Sweet, wonderful vinyl! New Orleans' biggest and longest-running record show kicks off the new year with over 25 vendors selling LPs, 45s, CDs, and more. Come find that elusive record you were looking for -- or the one you didn't know you were looking for. Didja get a neat new turntable for Christmas? Come get something to play on it!” [via Record Raid] Lost Bayou Ramblers: Live & Acoustic at Preservation Hall Preservation Hall @ 726 St. Peter St. 4 PM to 5:30 PM “The band has continually integrated new sonic elements to its live performances, always experimenting and growing the show to what it’s become today, an eclectic mix of modern sounds, timeless rhythms, and ancient cajun melodies.” [via Preservation Hall] [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1WTfalidcw[/embed] Tank & The Bangas with The Pinettes The Historic Carver Theater @ 2101 Orleans Ave. 10 PM to 1 AM We often talk about how much we love Tank & The Bangas, and we are THRILLED that they’re sharing the stage with the fierce Original Pinettes Brass Band! The video alone says it all (featuring Jelly Joseph from Tank & The Bangas and the Pinettes).

Sunday, January 22nd

Brunch in the Garden Hollygrove Market & Farm @ 8301 Olive St. 9 AM to 1 PM “This week will feature Chef Matthew Kopfler of L'Enfant Terrible New Orleans, a fixture at our little market. The (mouthwatering) menu: Shrimp n Grits Sauteed Vegetable & Farm Egg Fried Chicken and Fifi's Cornbread Stuffing Hollygrove Green Salad +Sauces" [via Hollygrove Market & Farm] Maggie Belle Band at Atchafalaya Atchafalaya @ 901 Louisiana Ave. 11 AM What better way to start your Sunday Funday than with Maggie Belle’s sweet voice and french toast?       Oracles The Marigny Opera House @ 725 St. Ferdinand St. 9 PM “New Orleans musician, improviser, and multimedia director Justin Peake will present a performance of his newest piece Oracles. The lineup features Helen Gillet, Aurora Nealand, James Singleton, Rex Gregory, and Simon Lott performing live in concert in conjunction with an innovative and subtle conducting system which Peake has built specifically for this performance. Tulane music Technology professor Rick Snow will contribute resonant musical sculptures. Oracles is an exploration of mysterious artifacts, adopted mythologies, and the plethora of discrete information that teases mankind from just outside our reach, combining live music, projection / lighting design and interactive technology to create a stunning piece of multimedia theatre.” [via The Marigny Opera House] 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: January 20th to 22nd, 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => weekend-radar-january-20th-22nd-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-18 15:11:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-18 21:11:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.clandestinenola.com/?p=8759 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8851 [post_author] => 88989 [post_date] => 2017-02-15 14:43:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-15 20:43:02 [post_content] => We’re tingling with excitement as we dive deeper into Carnival season! Jack Daniel’s House No. 7 is finally opening its doors, and the small (but mighty) ‘tit Rex is taking over the streets, while Chewbacchus takes over the galaxy. See you at the parades and the beautiful chaos in between!   Photo above via Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Thursday, February 16th and Friday, February 17th

Jack Daniel's House No. 7 Jack Daniel’s House No. 7 Click here for full details and your complimentary ticket “Let the bright neons and thumping bass pave the way to House No. 7. Check in for a night of music and mayhem as Jack Daniel’s pays homage to the madness of life on tour. The main stage will be alive and whiskey will be served all night. Wander the House where you’ll find rooms to explore and guests to encounter. Did we mention that admission is on the house? So book your stay, but leave your reservations at home. It’s time to spend the night with Jack.” [via Jack Daniels]

Friday, February 17th

Krewe of Cleopatra Uptown (See website for route) 6 PM “Over 40 years ago, a New Orleans family had a dream of combining their passion for Mardi Gras and their love for the city of New Orleans to create an all women’s carnival krewe. After careful consideration and planning, the Krewe of Cleopatra was born. The name was chosen after the last pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra, who represents beauty, strength and femininity. The captain continues to rule over this all women’s organization which opens the New Orleans carnival season every year. The krewe parades through the streets of New Orleans following the traditional uptown parade route.” [via Krewe of Cleopatra] ICE ICE Crystal Ball Gasa Gasa @ 4920 Freret St. 9:30 PM to 6 AM “You are cordially invited to ∆∆∆ The New Orleans Society of Fly Ladies' 4th annual Mardi Gras Ball! ‘Bring us the luminous icebergs of your soul, the neon flurries that encircle your buzz and keep your piddy on the runny kine. Explore with us the cerebral caves of the dope, the dank, the chill … as we ponder the body electric in arctic elegance, in bling and blaze, and all that is fresh to death!’ - Lady GASA *FLY COSTUMES REQUIRED*” [via The New Orleans Society of Fly Ladies]

Saturday, February 18th

[caption id="attachment_8855" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Margaux Maizlish Krane[/caption] New Orleans' First Concorso d'Eleganza New Orleans Museum of Art @ 1 Collins Diboll Cir 10 AM to 2 PM “In conjunction with the opening of the New Orleans Museum of Art’s “A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s” exhibition, Ferrari of Houston, in partnership with the Ferrari Club of America, brings New Orleans’ first Concorso d’Eleganza to the museum, as a continued celebration of the beauty, innovation, and exquisite craftsmanship of Italian design. Beginning at 10 A.M. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, museum visitors will have a chance to view Ferraris on display, both vintage and new, as they line Lelong Drive leading up to the museum’s main entrance. Provided by Ferrari of Houston, featured cars will include, but are not limited to, a 458 Challenge Race Car, a 488GT3, a California T, and the LaFerrari – one of the most valuable and exotic cars in the world. Local Ferrari Club members will also participate, contributing their Ferraris to the line-up.” [via NOMA] [caption id="attachment_8856" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via She Comes in Peace[/caption] Music Box Market The Music Box Village @  4557 North Rampart St. 11 AM to 4 PM “Annoucing the Mardi Gras Costume & Art Market at the Music Box Village! 11 am to 4pm, Saturday, February 18th Free Public Admission - visit our vendors, grab a cocktail or coffee from our bar, and explore the Village…” [via New Orleans Airlift]   ‘tit Rex Marigny (See website for route) 5 PM "… to nap, perchance to dream – ay, there's the rub, for in this nap of dearth what dreams may come…" ( kinda paraphrased )2017 is upon us, and what a weighty load it is! What better time to think of finer things, and what could be finer than a NAP?!  Join us on Saturday, February 18th at 5pm! The place is now famous: St. Roch & St. Claude ( actually the neutral ground at Marais Street on St. Roch ) for our NINTH ANNUAL ROLL!  Come a little early to see the floats line up on the neutral ground to get pics and better looks.” [via ‘tit Rex] Chewbacchus Parade 2017: The Revel Alliance Marigny (See Facebook for route) 7 PM *After party at Castillo Blanco. Details in the description below. “The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Inc. 501(c)3 presents its 7th annual Carnival Parade on February 18th, 2017 with the theme: The Revel Alliance. Chewbacchus has grown from a scrappy band of a couple hundred Science Fiction lovers into a walking super krewe of a couple thousand enthusiastic freaks and geeks representing the vast spectrum of pop culture fandom. The 2017 parade will be made up of over 200 sub-krewes and groups who enthusiastically parody and lovingly satirize everything from “Star Wars” to “Lord of the Rings” to “Monty Python” and beyond. All of these groups march in a wondrous display of organized chaos each year under the glorious banner of the Sacred Drunken Wookiee, making the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus a magnificent “Revel Alliance”! The Chewbacchanal is an interstellar party of epic proportions held at the Krewe’s Den, Castillo Blanco Art Studios at 4321 Saint Claude Avenue.” [via Chewbacchus]

Sunday, February 19th

Krewe of Carrollton Uptown (See website for route) 11 AM “The Krewe of Carrollton has a long and storied history. Formed by a group of Oak Street businessmen in 1924, the Krewe’s modest beginnings over 80 years ago have been the foundation of a Carnival organization both widely known as a significant participant in the Carnival season, and was itself instrumental in fostering and assisting new organizations which adopted many of the Carrollton practices.” [via Krewe of Carrollton] Krewe of Barkus French Quarter (See website for route) 2 PM “The only Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans for the canine population.” [via Krewe of Barkus] Sirens of the Shallows: the first Airlift Masked Ball The Music Box Village @  4557 North Rampart St. 6 PM to 10 PM “Enter The Music Box Village for the very first Airlift Carnival ball, featuring appearances and decor by longtime collaborator Big Freedia, up-and-coming rapper Delish Da Goddess, Black Magic Drumline, and the Flaming Flagettes. Experience immersive, ongoing performance at every turn by the New Orleans Society of Tableau Vivant, re-interpreting and drawing on the antiquarian tradition of 19th century Mardi Gras Balls. Dress code: swamp monster, 20,000 Leagues under the bayou, subaquatic, Waterworld, sea and river creature, be-finned and flowing. ** Mask required to enter our otherworldly, one-time-only moment of manifestation from the deeps. Our 6pm to 7pm Patron VIP Cocktail Hour will include light fare, music, open bar specialty themed cocktails from Old New Orleans Rum and more, while supporting our ambitious new work for 2017 including New Water Music, a project in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, composer Yotam Haber, and hundreds of musicians and artists, fishermen, oystermen and coastal community partners.” [via New Orleans Airlift] 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: February 17th to 19th, 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => weekend-radar-february-17th-19th-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://kreweofcleopatra.org/parade/ http://www.clandestinenola.com/party-like-rock-star-jack-daniels-house-no-7/ [post_modified] => 2017-02-15 15:00:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-15 21:00:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.clandestinenola.com/?p=8851 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) )
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