Tag Archives: Mardi Gras

The Faux and The Reel

For the past couple of days, I’ve been visually bombarded with a huge faux Mardi Gras parade outside my Frenchmen Street perch. A film crew, hundreds of costumed extras, a couple of confetti cannons, several fake Mardi Gras floats, a Toyota Camry outfitted with a camera, and at least as many film crew people closed [...]

Reality TV Show Seeks Mardi Gras Krewe Members

Are you part of a Mardi Gras Krewe? Do you have a “big personality?” Do you want to be on reality television? Well, this might just be the chance of a lifetime. A pair of TV producers will be holding open casting calls for a new unscripted/reality TV show about Mardi Gras Krewe members told [...]

Mardi Gras Without The Ammo

A relative of mine sent me a joke on Mardi Gras morning via email that at first glance, seemed pretty funny, in light of how much we use digital media to communicate: “A man received the following text from his neighbor: I am so sorry Bob.  I’ve been riddled with guilt and I have to confess.I [...]

Krewe of Red Beans & Rice Show Off Mardi Gras Costumes

Krewe of Red Beans & Rice parades with the Treme Brass Band from Port and Royal through the Marigny and Treme neighborhoods to the Backstreet Cultural Museum on Lundi Gras at 2 p.m. The Krewe first paraded in 2009 after founder Devin De Wulf had great success with a suit he’d decorated with Camellia red [...]

Happy Mardi Gras 2014 from OffBeat Readers

In mid-February, we asked our readers to send us their best, worst, craziest, goofiest, most beautiful or most favorite Mardi Gras photos for a spread in our March 2014 issue. Here’s the creme de la creme…          

Photos: ‘tit Rex Parades in a Tiny Way

The ‘tit Rex parade made it’s tiny way through St. Roch last weekend, much to the delight of the participants and spectators. OffBeat photographer Kim Welsh was on hand to capture the “microkrewe” in all it’s satirical glory.

Krewe of Freret Rolls For the First Time in 20 Years

Several New Orleans neighborhoods have seen tremendous transformations over the past year. From physical facelifts to new neighbors, it seems every day brings a new business or new event to spaces that remained vacant for years. Uptown pockets in particular are attracting more arts and culture activity beyond the typical new restaurant or foodie pop-up. [...]

Photos: Krewe du Vieux 2014

Last Saturday (February 25), the Krewe du Vieux kicked of Mardi Gras 2014 in grand debaucherous fashion, ushering King John Barry and Royal Consort Dawn DeDeaux through the Bywater, Marigny and French Quarter under its “Where the Vile Things Are” banner. OffBeat photographer Kim Welsh was on hand for the seditious spectacle and snapped these [...]

New Orleans Musicians Bring Mardi Gras to Paris

The Carnival tradition may have been born in Europe, but Mardi Gras was perfected in New Orleans. This year, both traditions will be combined for one night in the heart of Paris as four New Orleans musicians take over three clubs on the Rue de Lombards to bring authentic New Orleans jazz to Paris in [...]

Submit Your Best (or Craziest!) Mardi Gras Photos For Our March 2014 Issue

Think you have some of the best representations of the world that is Mardi Gras in New Orleans? This week is your chance to have your Mardi Gras photos published in the next Mardi Gras edition of OffBeat Magazine – our March 2014 issue, which hits the streets just one week before the glorious Fat [...]