Beyond St. Charles Avenue

While the traditional Fat Tuesday plan for many might be to camp out Uptown to catch Rex and Zulu, many locals know a more off-the-beaten-path day can be found farther downtown: head to the Marigny Triangle in front of R. Bar around 10 a.m. to see the Society of Saint Anne walking parade, an elaborate walking group known for eye-catching costumes and DIY floats. After you catch that krewe, there might still time to walk down to Canal Street to catch the tail end of those traditional processions.



The Saenger’s Broadway Across America series continues with touring productions of New York favorites. February’s show, Kinky Boots, was the underdog winner of the Best Musical Tony, as well as five other Tonys, in 2013. Based on a British film and featuring songs by pop star Cyndi Lauper, the musical sees a traditional family shoe business pivot – literally – to the realm of sassy high-heeled boots inspired by a drag performer. We would like to think the Krewe of Muses would approve. The show runs Feb. 16-21. Information,



Celebrating its founding decade, the 1970s, the Contemporary Art Center’s annual SweetArts fundraiser (Feb. 27) has a disco theme. A prelude to its 40th season, the gala usually features cocktails and food, live music, a DJ and a chance to preview a new show. Information,


Through Feb. 14. Sleeping Beauty, Le Petit Théâtre.Information,

Feb. 1-9. Mardi Gras parades. Information,

Feb. 5. Krewe de Lune Space Ball, Carver Theater. Information,

Feb. 5. Sweet Crude and Motel Radio in concert, One Eyed Jacks. Information,

Feb. 1, 4, 10, 19, 25, 27. New Orleans Pelicans games, Smoothie King Center. Information,

Feb. 12. Peppa Pig Live, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information,

Feb. 13. Fleur de Tease Valentine Revue, One Eyed Jacks. Information,

Feb. 19-25. The Amorous Ambassador, JPAS Teatro Wego! Information,

Feb. 24. Melissa Etheridge in concert, Orpheum Theater. Information,

Feb. 27. New Orleans Ballet Association presents Ailey II, Tulane’s Dixon Hall. Information,

Feb. 28. Rock ’n’ Roll New Orleans 10K and Marathon. Information,