Jan 11, 2024 - Things to Do

New Mardi Gras parade, theater and more events in New Orleans this weekend

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A new Mardi Gras parade rolls for the first time in New Orleans, plus more things to do in New Orleans this weekend.

👒 "My Fair Lady" lands at the Saenger Theatre through Sunday.

🎭 The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane offers a one-night-only performance of "Romeo and Juliet" on Friday at Dixon Hall.

🇭🇹 The Nous Foundation presents a new art exhibition, "Haiti-Louisiana: Tides of Freedom," at the Historic BK House and Gardens through March 17.

🎂 Restaurateur Larry Morrow celebrates his birthday in style, with three days of ticketed parties.

👑 Opera Créole hosts its fundraiser Mardi Gras ball Friday, featuring Wanda Rouzan as "Queen Charlotte," at the Marigny Opera House.

🎨 The new Keith Duncan mural at the Ogden Museum will be dedicated Saturday afternoon. A free celebration offers king cake, hot chocolate and the St. Augustine Marching 100.

🥳 Krewe Mosaïque rolls at 6pm Saturday. The new, DIY-focused parade will march for 12 blocks, starting at Armstrong Park.

🕺 The 610 Stompers host their Sweet 610 Debutante Ball on Saturday night. Pop star-themed costumes are encouraged.

✊ Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday. Uptown Messenger has a list of commemorative events.

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