Queen Anne and King Robustus XXXIII reign over MidSummer Mardi Gras XXXIII lead by the Krewe of Oak on Oak Street Saturday, August 24, 2019. The theme of this year’s parade is ‘Wild in the Wetlands.’ The Muff-A-Lottas dance group celebrated its 10th annual MidSummer parade dancing down the streets with members of the Krewe of Chewbacchus, the Organ Grinders Sexah Monkeys, Tap Dat, the Brazilian style carnival group Bloco Sereia, Bosom Buddies, Crescent City Fae, the Cougar Patrol, Bayou Babes, and an assortment of other costumed revelers and other krewes. The krewes paraded down Carrolton Ave to Palmer Park and back to Oak street to mark the halfway point, 184
 days, to Mardi Gras 2020. Photo by Matthew Hinton

Weekend Picks Jan. 31- Feb. 2: Chewbacchus, crawfish and the Super Bowl

We've got less than a month until Mardi Gras day, and we're getting into costumes, headdresses, glitter and ball gowns!

by Mary Staes | January 28, 2020

It’s the first weekend in February and Chewbacchus is rolling! That means we’ve got less than a month until Mardi Gras day, and we’re getting into costumes, headdresses, glitter and ball gowns!

Here are our weekend picks for Jan. 31 to Feb. 2:

Fri. Jan. 31, 2020

What: Make a Headband Headdress
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Home Malone
Price: $48

Get ready for carnival and stand out with a one of a kind headdress made by you! All supplies and materials you’ll need are included:  a headband, feathers, trinkets, ribbons, styrofoam, silk flowers, glitter spray, hot glue and hot glue guns. Click here for more information. 

Home Malone
Getting there
4610 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
Mon-Sat 10 AM – 6 PM
Sun 10 AM – 4 PM
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Attarctive woman in black dress, holding a glass of champagne, dancing on a formal celebration.

What: Costume and Formal Clothing Swap
When: 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Tulane University LBC
Price: Free

Need to get rid of your old Mardi Gras gowns? Looking for a new dress for ball season? In an effort to provide sustainable and cost-effective shopping for formal items and Mardi Gras costumes, Tulane is hosting a costume and formal clothing swap in the Pedersen Lobby of the LBC. Click here to see more information on how the swap works and what items will be accepted. 

Lavin-Bernick Center, Tulane University
Getting there
29 McAlister Dr, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
Mon-Fri 10:30 AM – 4 AM
Sat-Sun 11:30 AM – 4 AM
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Sat. Feb. 1, 2020

What: Algiers Mardi Gras Festival
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 200 Morgan Street
Price: Free

It’s the first year of the Algiers Mardi Gras Fest, featuring DJ Jubilee, the U.S. Marine Band, Algiers Brass Band, food, arts and craft vendors and a community parade at 11 a.m. Click here for more information. 

200 Morgan St
Getting there
200 Morgan St, New Orleans, LA 70114, USA

What: Chewbacchus X: The Roar of the Wookiee
When: 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Bywater
Price: Free

Nerds, rejoice! It’s time to head to the Bywater for the Krewe of Chewbacchus, which celebrates everything nerdy and sci-fi related. For the celebration of the krewe’s tenth year, the theme is “The Roar of the Wookiee,” so expect to see LOTS of giant, furry Wookiee costumes during the parade. Click here to see the route. 

Getting there
Bywater, New Orleans, LA, USA

Sun. Feb. 2, 2020

What: Crawfish and Super Bowl at Wrong Iron
When: 1 to 9 p.m.
Where: Wrong Iron on the Greenway
Price: Price per pound varies

Ok, so we know the home team isn’t playing this game 🙄, but if you’re still into football, Wrong Iron is hosting a crawfish boil during the big game. Along with crawfish, Taceaux Loceaux and Sothern’s Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich will be among the food options. Click here for more information.

Wrong Iron On The Greenway
Getting there
3532 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Mon-Thu 4pm–1am
Fri 4pm–2am
Sat 11am–2am
Sun 11am–12am
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Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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