It’s the first weekend in February and Chewbacchus is rolling! That means we’ve got less than a month until Mardi Gras day, and we’re getting into costumes, headdresses, glitter and ball gowns!
Here are our weekend picks for Jan. 31 to Feb. 2:
Fri. Jan. 31, 2020
What: Make a Headband Headdress
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Home Malone
Get ready for carnival and stand out with a one of a kind headdress made by you! All supplies and materials you’ll need are included: a headband, feathers, trinkets, ribbons, styrofoam, silk flowers, glitter spray, hot glue and hot glue guns. Click here for more information.
What: Costume and Formal Clothing Swap
When: 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Tulane University LBC
Need to get rid of your old Mardi Gras gowns? Looking for a new dress for ball season? In an effort to provide sustainable and cost-effective shopping for formal items and Mardi Gras costumes, Tulane is hosting a costume and formal clothing swap in the Pedersen Lobby of the LBC. Click here to see more information on how the swap works and what items will be accepted.
Sat. Feb. 1, 2020
What: Algiers Mardi Gras Festival
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 200 Morgan Street
It’s the first year of the Algiers Mardi Gras Fest, featuring DJ Jubilee, the U.S. Marine Band, Algiers Brass Band, food, arts and craft vendors and a community parade at 11 a.m. Click here for more information.
What: Chewbacchus X: The Roar of the Wookiee
When: 7 to 10 p.m.
Nerds, rejoice! It’s time to head to the Bywater for the Krewe of Chewbacchus, which celebrates everything nerdy and sci-fi related. For the celebration of the krewe’s tenth year, the theme is “The Roar of the Wookiee,” so expect to see LOTS of giant, furry Wookiee costumes during the parade. Click here to see the route.
Sun. Feb. 2, 2020
What: Crawfish and Super Bowl at Wrong Iron
When: 1 to 9 p.m.
Where: Wrong Iron on the Greenway
Price: Price per pound varies
Ok, so we know the home team isn’t playing this game 🙄, but if you’re still into football, Wrong Iron is hosting a crawfish boil during the big game. Along with crawfish, Taceaux Loceaux and Sothern’s Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich will be among the food options. Click here for more information.