Weekend Radar: January 27th to 29th, 2017
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)!
Friday, January 27th
“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]
“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]
“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
“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]
“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]
“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
“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 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]
“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]
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