10 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Where to be and be seen Feb. 27-March 3.

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Thursday, Feb. 27

The most obvious and inexpensive thing to do this weekend is go to parades! Krewes rolling on the Uptown route tonight include the satirical Chaos and the ladies-only Muses. Check out our picks for the top 25 Carnival parades in this month's New Orleans Magazine.

Republic hosts a stacked lineup of bounce royalty including Big Freedia, Sissy Nobby and DJ Jubilee. Info here.

Friday, Feb 28

The tradition of the Greasing of the Poles, originally created to keep revelers from climbing on balconies, continues thanks to the The Royal Sonesta Hotel. Fleur de Tease Burlesque does the honors. Info here.

The Not So Super Super Hero party, the annual Carnival bash dedicated to unimpressive alter egos, is at the AllWays Lounge tonight. Costumes are required for entry; there will be "inspectors" on hand to enforce this. Info here.

Krewe de Lune hosts its Space Ball, this year with the theme "Lunes Before Time" — so wear your best prehistoric-meets-space attire. Katey Red, PYMP, Rusty Lazer and the hosting dance team, the Star-Steppin' Cosmonaughties, perform. Info here.

Saturday, March 1

If you're in Mid-City for Endymion, stop by neighborhood bar 12 Mile Limit for live music by Sweet Crude and Dirty Bourbon River show and food trucks. Info here.

Sunday, March 2

Generations Hall and Ernst Cafe host cover bands, DJs, food and bars for the massive Bacchus Bash. Info here.

If you're more of a movie buff than a Carnival fiend, skip Bacchus and head to the Prytania for the New Orleans Film Society's annual Oscars party. The awards are shown on the big screen, and there's a film trivia games, costume contests, free food and drinks, and even a red carpet. Info here.

Monday, March 3

Krewe of Robyn, the walking krewe dedicated to the Swedish pop singer Robyn ("Call Your Girlfriend," "Dancing on my Own"), strolls through the Marigny and Quarter tonight. Info here.

Quintron and Miss Pussycat perform at their annual Lundi Gras show, which this year features TV on the Radio side-project Ice Balloons. Info here

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