Happy Mercredi Gras - Hope everyone is having a wonderful week - parades are getting in full swing!!
Head on Uptown tonight for a double header of parades this evening!! The Krewe of Druids, named for the ancient order of Celtic priests, rolls at 6:30. The theme remains a secret until they roll!!
The Krewe of Nyx, immediately follows Druids. Get excited for the inaugural roll of the all-women parade named for the Greek goddess of the night! It's another secret theme for this 20 float krewe..so get out there to check the ladies out tonight!
Wednesday Fun Stuff!
If you're not feeling like parades tonight come out and support the New Orleans Police Department's Mounted Horse Division and enjoy your favorite foods from Galatoires, Cafe' Reconcile to just name a few! Head to the Equestrian Center on Harrison Avenue and Marconi Drive in City Park from 3:00 to 8:00 pm for Horses, Hops, and Cops! Take photos with the Budweiser Clydesdales, participate in family-friendly activities, and enter a raffle to win a ride on the Budweiser wagon in the Mardi Gras parade! All proceeds support the N.O.P.D. Mounted Division that has been a crucial aid in deterring and stopping criminal activity in New Orleans.
Experience an Evening of Cultural Indulgences at the JW Marriott Lobby Lounge (614 Canal Street)from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The featured artist this week is Dan Milham, presenting his beautiful photography (and you may remember him from his weather days over at WDSU). Enjoy the sounds of Ricardo Crespo and a wine tasting with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Make a purchase of $1,000 or more by either of our Local Artist tonight and the JW Marriott will give you a 1 night complimentary stay in the Presidential Bi-Level Suite a $1,500 value!! (Parking is available at a special event Rate of $5 on Common Street)
More Wednesday Evening Music
After your Uptown parades head on over to Le Bon Temps Roule (4801 Magazine) at 10:00 pm for some Egg Yolk Jubilee - what a perfect way to top off your parade goin'!!
And....Happy Birthday Bunny Matthews!! For more after parde fun - head on over to Tipitina's (501 Napoleon Ave.), for a big Bunny Matthews (Creator and cartoonist of "Vic and Nat'ly.") birthday party! The party starts at 9:00 p.m. with Jean-Eric, the Jonesburds, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and Reverend Spooky LeStrange and her Billion Dollar Baby Dolls - cover is $11, but you don't want to miss this Bunny's birthday!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!