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17th Annual Martin…

Jan 30 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Alliance Francaise

Jan 30 - 31, 2015
Learn French with the Alliance Française- now in METAIRIE! Our next… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Jan 30 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Jan 30 - Mar 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Big Chief Bo Dollis …

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
 Join us for the visitation and musical tribute for the  iconic Mardi… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Jan 30 - Mar 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment from… more

House of Blues…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Slippery When Wet is a Bon Jovi tribute band, titled after Bon Jovi's third… more

In The Mood- A 1940’S…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to "Tuxedo… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Le Petit Theatre…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Broadway's first rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice illuminates the… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Jan 30 - 31, 2015
Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Frogs Gone Fishin.' more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Jan 30 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Come and enjoy the music of Jazz with Helen Gillet. more

Music at the Mint…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Come out and enjoy Rock music with Lynn Drury. more

So Good: A Tribute…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Ashé Cac will open its doors  to celebrate the warm, loving,… more

The Bo Dollis Musical…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Carver for the Bo Dollis Musical Celebration Event featuring Bo… more

The Gasperi…

Jan 30 - Feb 22, 2015
Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

The New Orleans…

Jan 30 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

17th Annual Martin…

Jan 30 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… 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)