The new Krewe of Chewbacchus will take to the streets March 6

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, created by the 3 Ring Circus Arts Education Center and Razzamataz Puppetry, will stroll and roll for the first time this Carnival season.

Chewbacca-Han-Solo-Star-Wars.jpgChewbacca and Han Solo in 'Star Wars'

The krewe will start at the Big Top, 1638 Clio St., and travel through the Central Business District on March 6 at around 6 p.m. Mad scientist pedicabs will carry the celebrity royalty. Brass bands playing funky renditions of science fiction theme songs (“The Imperial March” on tuba?) will set the pace.

Membership is open and all types of science fiction-themed costumes and contraptions are welcome. The march will be followed by Chewbacchanal block party later that night at the Big Top, with pyrotechnic puppetry and musical including Consortium of Genius, or C.O.G.

The krewe is based out of 3 Ring Circus Arts Education Center’s The Big Top gallery, but members are creating a fleet floats and throws, including flying saucers made from hubcaps and old kitchenware as well as alien and robot puppets, at the Chewy Den, 4820 Banks St., No. 6, in New Orleans, every Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. until they roll.

Inspired by Zulu and then Muses, who created the much-sought-after throws of decorated coconuts and shoes, respectively, the Chewbacchus will create and then toss to the crowds furry, homemade wookie bandleros, such as those worn by the huge, furry "Star Wars" creature who inspired the krewe's name and theme.

Several events and fundraisers are planned, including a Sci Fi fashion show “Set Your Phasers to Stunning.” The next Chewbacchus party is Jan. 20 at the Big Top and features music by the Other Planets.

To join or for more details, call 504.301.8201 or visit the Razzmataz website.