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12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

America's Hometown…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
In the adventuresome spirit of the weekend's FoodFest, it will bring the best… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 27 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 27 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 27 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Hogs for the Cause

Mar 27 - 28, 2015
Eighty teams of BBQ competitors, comprised of a mix of some of the region's… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 27 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 27 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 27 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
The sounds of the 60's will come alive starring The Midtwon Men singing their… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for The Fuzz: A Tribute to The Police. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 27 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Smokin' Time Jazz Club is a New Orleans based traditional jazz band. They… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of  "Big Hero… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 27 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… 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)