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Weekend Radar: March 17th to 19th, 2017

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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

Photo via NOMA

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

CONGO world rhythms

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

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

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]

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

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]

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