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 -
I need parking suggestions in New Orleans (Maurigny/French Quarter) during Mardi Gras this year. [more inside]
posted by schleppo
on Feb 10, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by little_c
on Jan 4, 2010 -
What are the most insightful interpretative writings about carnival/carnaval and mardi gras? [more inside]
posted by umbú
on Feb 23, 2009 -
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 -