New Orleans Mardi Gras

Ian Somerhalder of 'Vampire Diaries' parades with Mardi Paws at his 'hangout' on Lake Pontchartrain

Kara Martinez Bachman, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

"This is where I used to hang out. I mean, literally, right here," said Somerhalder, pointing at the ground. Watch video ... More »

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Women joining the Krewe of Alla is natural progression, club says

Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

A year after announcing a move from the West Bank to New Orleans to shore up declining membership, the Krewe of Alla has opened its ranks to women. Captain John Beninate ... More»


West Bank Community News

Krewe of Alla goes co-ed

NOLA Community Submission

The Krewe of Alla, which was established in 1932, has decided to allow women to join the organization. Its board of directors has adopted bylaws that remove the krewe's a... More»


St. Tammany Community News

Slidell's Krewe of Dionysus crowns King and Queen during 'White Linen Night' ball

NOLA Community

The Krewe of Dionysus in Slidell has crowned its new king and queen. Brad Rummel, husband of Rebecca Rummel and father to Collin and Mason, was chosen as King Dionysus XX... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Mid-Summer Mardi Gras and more things to do in New Orleans on Saturday

Cate Root, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Missing Mardi Gras? Don a costume and head out to Oak Street for a funky parade and street party, courtesy of the Krewe of OAK, on Saturday (Aug. 23). ... More»


Louisiana Festivals

Krewe of OAK to showcase locally made throws Saturday

Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

"People like to put a Zulu coconut on their mantel, nobody puts a bag of trash beads on their mantel." When the off-season Carnival-... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Mid Summer Mardi Gras: Krewe of O.A.K. celebrates Carnival 6 months early

Grace Wilson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

"Mardi Gras 2015 arrives in six months -- and it can't come soon enough if you hate hurricane season in New Orleans," writes Chris Waddington.  On Saturday, August 23, th... More»


New Orleans Society

Carnival ball prep: Where to get your gloves cleaned

Sue Strachan, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

A season of Carnival balls and presentations can take a pristine pair of white, kid-leather gloves and make them look like they were found on Bourbon Street. ... More»


West Bank Community News

Krewe of Grela gearing up for Mardi Gras 2015

Helen Williams, Gretna Columnist

The Krewe of Grela is gearing up for an exciting year, holding its first membership meeting for the Mardi Gras 2015 season. Captain Russell Lloyd announced that the krewe... More»


New Orleans Entertainment News

610 Stompers final auditions scheduled for Aug. 23

David Lee Simmons, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Mont "Big Bird" Creamer said his fellow Stompers will compare notes on the some 100 total contestants over the next day or so, whittling the finalist list down to... More»


New Orleans Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras 2015: 6 months out, New Orleans yearns for beads, bands, balls and brisk air

Chris Waddington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

43 daily meditations on the meaning of Mardi Gras, one for each day of the 2015 season. Mardi Gras 2015 arrives in six months -- and... More»





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