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COOLinary New…

Aug 28 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Harrah’s New Orleans…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Harrah's New Orleans proudly celebrates the local sounds of the city by… more

Johnny Vidacovich,…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr.… more

Johnny Vidacovich,…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Join us for live music featuring Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr., and… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Aug 28 - 29, 2014
Le Petit Theatre's new season gets off to a whirlwind start with "Nine… more

Life Drawing at…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Practice your life drawing skills with a live model on the historic estate of… more

Mark of the Feminine

Aug 28 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

New Orleans Saints…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
The New Orleans Saints & Baltimore Ravens  kick-off at 7:00 pm more

Open Mic Night at…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
This summer, Thursday nights at Hard Rock New Orleans are open to local… more

Southern Decadence…

Aug 28 - Sep 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Debi and the Deacons. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Miss Maggie. more

True Colors Exhibition

Aug 28 - 29, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

Workplace Wellness…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Dr. Mitchell A. Pierce, Jr., with his more than 23 years of experience in… more

Amanda Shires

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for singer/violinist Amanda Shires. more

Closing Reception: …

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
You are invited to join us for the closing reception for the True Colors… more

Closing Reception:…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
You are invited to join us for the closing reception for the True Colors… more

Hotel New Orleans…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for the Strut + Swim poolside fashion show with Fashion Week New… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Chris Mule and the Perpetrators. more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Jon Cleary and the Monster Gentlemen. more

COOLinary New…

Aug 28 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

FrenchMarket Mardi Gras Market 2013

FRENCH MARKET'S 30TH ANNUAL MASK MARKET lines the street along French Market Place February 8-11, 2013  from  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday-and Lundi Gras!

LIVE MUSIC-MASK VENDORS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY-FOOD & FUN PLUS!  THIS YEAR WE HAVE A NEW "FAT MONDAY AT THE FRENCH MARKET" CELEBRATION

Visit http://www.frenchmarket.org/ for full schedule

LUNDI GRAS SCHEDULE:  Our first-ever "FAT MONDAY AT THE FRENCH MARKET"      
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Monday February 11th

THROUGHOUT THE MARKET: The following bands will secondline through the French Market and perform in place at various spots from Ursulines to Barracks Street, near Farmers and Flea Markets

11-12:30 pm.            Tornado Brass Band  

1:30 p.m.                  Lagniappe Brass Band

2:30-4:00 p.m.          Storyville Stompers

FARMERS MARKET STAGE

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.       Royal & Dumaine Hawaiians perform a mix of Mardi Gras and trad jazz

11 a.m.                        Seguenone Kone presents a children's performance featuring musical styles from around the world with audience participation encouraged

12 noon                       Colette Le Blanc Tatum, author of  Mardi Gras: An Alphabet Parade

12:30 p.m.                   Children's author Cecilia Dartez, Jenny Giraffe goes to Mardi Gras           

1:00 p.m.                     Children's author Alex McConduit, The  Little Who Dat Who Didn't

1:30-2:00 p.m.            Children's author Diane de Las Casas , Dinosaur Mardi Gras and more! 

2:00-2:45                    Nari the world famous puppeteer will be performing a variety of colorful voices and amazing stories

2:45-3:05                    KING CAKE EATING CONTEST. Limited to 10 participants.

3:15-4:00                    Nari the world famous puppeteer will be performing a variety of colorful voices and amazing stories

IN FARMERS MARKET STALLS:

STALL ONE:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.              Tisket A Tasket hosts tables featuring children's & Mardi Gras books

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.              Facepainter Irina

10 a.m. to 12 noon           Balloon Artist 

12 noon to 2 p.m.             Juggler

STALL TWO:  CRAFT BOOTHS (Kids make stuff to take home-all free except cupcakes for purchase)

Mask Making with YA/YA Young Artists

Mural Making with Joy Ebel (mural on canvas; kids paint and draw)

Secondline Hanky making (mask motif) with Antoinette de Alteriis

Additional Participants:
Cupcake Fairies "decorate a Carnival cupcake" station (cupcakes for purchase)

"Brick and Boards" Llego masters host a Llego building station (Llegos for purchase)