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Dixieland/New Orleans-style jazz in the Boston area?

Where can I hear Dixieland/New Orleans-style jazz in the Boston area? Dunno if I'm using the right terms - it's the jazz I hear on the show Treme, in Somerville's Honk! parade, and at Mardi Gras parties and parades.
posted by cadge on Feb 15, 2016 - 6 answers

Survival guide for Mardi Gras in New Orleans

I've been invited to spend Mardi Gras with family friends in New Orleans. I'll be there for an extended visit, from Feb. 5th through the 10th, but I've never even been to NO, let alone experienced Mardi Gras, and it sounds kind of...intense. [more inside]
posted by merriment on Dec 29, 2015 - 14 answers

What the hell is Mardi Gras?

Please help me understand Mardi Gras. So I'm trying to get my fortune cookie business off the ground and a customer recently requested a Mardi Gras theme (despite the fact that the date is well passed) I think she means New Orleans themed. What does this mean? As far as I can tell the colors green and purple are good. Honestly any suggestions for themes with the fortunes or the packaging would be great.
posted by boobjob on Mar 20, 2015 - 19 answers

Looking for edible babies (read on, read on)

My favorite hobby is making homemade ice cream. Next year for Mardi Gras, I'd like to do King Cake ice cream (cake flavored, with ripples of frosting). Traditionally, King Cake has a small plastic baby hidden in the cake, which is supposed to bring luck and prosperity to whomever winds up with the baby in their slice. Yeah, it's weird. [more inside]
posted by duffell on Dec 9, 2014 - 18 answers

Tell me about masquerade balls in central New England.

It has been too long since I went to a costume party, but I am not really into the Halloween bar scene. I am looking for: a crowd wearing nice costumes in an interesting venue; something that's kind of special. I am not looking for: "I'll wear a bathrobe and say I'm a Jedi, let's go drinking!" crowds. More Venetian carnival, less "this fuzzy pimp hat was all that was left at iParty." [more inside]
posted by usonian on Sep 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Parking During Mardi Gras

I need parking suggestions in New Orleans (Maurigny/French Quarter) during Mardi Gras this year. [more inside]
posted by schleppo on Feb 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Witty Cross-Stitch Won't Cut It

New Hobby; Need Help. Colorful bead art like the pieces that Mardi Gras Indians wear... how to learn? [more inside]
posted by sestaaak on Oct 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Mardi Gras Parti

I'm throwing a Mardi Gras party this weekend. What should I make? [more inside]
posted by madred on Feb 28, 2011 - 14 answers

Where can I get a king cake in San Francisco?

Where can I get a king cake in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Feb 19, 2011 - 8 answers

How to get the most out of Sydney's Gay Mardi Gras?

What's the best way to experience Sydney's Mardi Gras parade on March 5th? When does the parade start, where should I watch it from, and what associated events are worth going to? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Feb 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Looking for options of places to stay during Mardi Gras (8+ people)

Coming down the New Orleans for Mardi Gras and was looking for recommendations on the best option for a group of 6-8+ on where to stay. I've been to Mardi Gras in the past, but always stayed local with friends - while this is clearly an optimal/cheaper option, it's not available to me for the coming Carnival season. [more inside]
posted by a11an on Aug 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Just dance...over and over and over...all night...

I'm marching in a Mardi Gras parade for the first time and I'm a bit nervous. If you've ever been in a parade I'd appreciate some advice and anecdotes! [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Feb 2, 2010 - 9 answers

2010 Krewe du Vieux

I'm going to New Orleans in a couple of weeks, and I'm excited to get to attend the 2010 Krewe du Vieux parade - I hear it's pretty crazy and that spectators really get into it with costumes, etc. Have you ever been? What's it like? Do people really dress up? Thanks!
posted by little_c on Jan 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Bakhtin a Corner

What are the most insightful interpretative writings about carnival/carnaval and mardi gras? [more inside]
posted by umbĂș on Feb 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Fasnachts in Washington DC

Looking for a good bakery that sells Fasnachts in Washington DC. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Feb 26, 2006 - 2 answers

Fed-Ex Mardi Gras

Help me find an authentic King Cake that can be shipped to Chicago. [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan on Jan 5, 2006 - 8 answers

Heading to the Big Easy

Speaking of New Orleans, I am going to Mardi Gras with some friends but would like some off-the-beaten-path suggestions for things to do. Stuff like jazz, cemeteries, unique cuisine, etc. (with no major budgetary concerns).

From my memory of MG 2000, Bourbon Street gets pretty old pretty quickly.
posted by bikergirl on Jan 25, 2005 - 4 answers

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