NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
The NBA All-Star Game is great. But one of the fun and underrated events of the NBA All-Star weekend (recently moved to New Orleans in protest of North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law) is the all-star celebrity game. Here, you’ll get to watch some of your favorite actors and singers show you what they have (or don’t have) on the basketball court. It is Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Smoothie King Center. Tickets run $27-235. Information,

February Events

Lundi Gras
If you wake up on Lundi Gras (Feb. 27 this year) and want something to do before the evening’s parades, check out Zulu’s Lundi Gras Festival. It is at Woldenberg Park and is free and open to the public. Revelers can enjoy live music from such local luminaries as DJ Jubliee and the Rebirth Brass Band 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. There will also be food, arts and crafts. Then head upriver to the nearby Riverwalk to watch the arrival of Rex, King of Carnival, followed by fireworks. Information,

February Events

Cookies & Cocktails Gala
Who doesn’t love Girl Scout Cookies? Fans of the classic snacks can enjoy Girl Scout Cookie-inspired dishes and drinks at the Cookies & Cocktails Gala on Feb. 4 at the XLIV Club. Twenty local chefs and bartenders will participate. Guests can also enjoy live music, a photo booth and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts Louisiana East. Tickets are $75; for gala and patron access, it’s $100. Information, 355-5885.


Jan 27-Feb 12 Jelly’s Last Jam, Le Petit Theatre. Information,

Feb 1-Apr 9 “Goods of Every Description: Shopping in New Orleans,” Historic New Orleans Collection. Information,

Feb 3 Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, Orpheum Theater. Information,

Feb 4 Dancing with the Stars: LIVE! – We Came to Dance, Saenger Theater. Information,

Feb 5 New Orleans Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon, Superdome. Information,

Feb 10 Billy Joel, Smoothie King Center. Information,

Feb 10 & 12 Sweeney Todd, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information,

Feb 11 Valentine’s Music Festival, Lakefront Arena. Information,

Feb 12 Recycled Fashion Show, Rock ‘N’ Bowl. Information, 821-7288

Feb 15 Uniquely New Orleans: The Classical Tradition and Jazz, location TBD. Information,

Feb 16 Yonder Mountain String Band and G. Love Special Sauce, Joy Theater. Information,

Feb 17 NBA All-Star Rising Stars Challenge, Smoothie King Center. Information,

Feb 17 Festival of Laughs, Lakefront Arena. Information,

Feb 18 NBA D-League All-Star Game, Smoothie King Center. Information,

Feb 19 NBA All-Star Game, Smoothie King Center. Information,

Feb 22 Sting, Lakefront Arena. Information,

Feb 25 Endymion Extravaganza, Mercedes Benz Superdome. Information,

Feb 27 Orpheuscapade, Ernest Morial Convention Center. Information,