NOLA Nites Tickets & Concierge Services

New Saints players DB Delvin Breaux, DB Brandon Browner, RB C.J. Spiller and C Max Ungerhave been assigned jersey numbers:

Breaux: #40

Browner: #39

Spiller: #21

Max Unger: #60
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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis GrizzliesSmoothie King Center (Formerly New Orleans Arena)
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/7/2015
6:00 PM
Katt WilliamsUNO Lakefront Arena
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/7/2015
8:00 PM
Tulane Green Wave vs. Gonzaga BulldogsGreer Field at Turchin Stadium
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
3/8/2015
1:00 PM
Journey & Steve Miller BandSmoothie King Center (Formerly New Orleans Arena)
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
3/8/2015
6:45 PM
TobyMac, Mandisa & Capital KingsSaenger Theatre - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
3/8/2015
7:00 PM


Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs. New Orleans PrivateersML Tigue Moore Field
Lafayette, LA
Tuesday
3/10/2015
6:00 PM
John MellencampSaenger Theatre - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Tuesday
3/10/2015
7:30 PM



Chris Brown, Trey Songz & TygaSmoothie King Center (Formerly New Orleans Arena)
New Orleans, LA
Thursday
3/12/2015
7:30 PM
Wait Wait...Don't Tell MeSaenger Theatre - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Thursday
3/12/2015
7:30 PM
Buku Music and Art Project - 2 Day PassMardi Gras World
New Orleans, LA
Friday
3/13/2015
2:00 PM
Tulane Green Wave vs. Xavier MusketeersGreer Field at Turchin Stadium
New Orleans, LA
Friday
3/13/2015
6:30 PM
Penn & TellerSaenger Theatre - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Friday
3/13/2015
8:00 PM
Tulane Green Wave vs. Xavier MusketeersGreer Field at Turchin Stadium
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/14/2015
2:00 PM
Charlie Wilson, Kem & JoeSmoothie King Center (Formerly New Orleans Arena)
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/14/2015
8:00 PM
Tulane Green Wave vs. Xavier MusketeersGreer Field at Turchin Stadium
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
3/15/2015
12:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver NuggetsSmoothie King Center (Formerly New Orleans Arena)
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
3/15/2015
5:00 PM
KittenHouse Of Blues - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
3/15/2015
7:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee BucksSmoothie King Center (Formerly New Orleans Arena)
New Orleans, LA
Tuesday
3/17/2015
7:00 PM
OnceSaenger Theatre - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Tuesday
3/17/2015
7:30 PM
OnceSaenger Theatre - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Wednesday
3/18/2015
7:30 PM

OnceSaenger Theatre - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Thursday
3/19/2015
7:30 PM
Young ThugHouse Of Blues - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Thursday
3/19/2015
8:00 PM
Shrine CircusUNO Lakefront Arena
New Orleans, LA
Friday
3/20/2015
7:30 PM



OnceSaenger Theatre - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Friday
3/20/2015
8:00 PM
Shrine CircusUNO Lakefront Arena
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/21/2015
11:00 AM
OnceSaenger Theatre - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/21/2015
2:00 PM
Shrine CircusUNO Lakefront Arena
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/21/2015
3:00 PM
AMSOIL ArenacrossSmoothie King Center (Formerly New Orleans Arena)
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/21/2015
7:00 PM
Shrine CircusUNO Lakefront Arena
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/21/2015
7:30 PM
SinbadHarrah's New Orleans Casino
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/21/2015
7:30 PM
OnceSaenger Theatre - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/21/2015
8:00 PM
Paula PoundstoneThe Civic Theatre
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/21/2015
9:00 PM
SinbadHarrah's New Orleans Casino
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/21/2015
9:30 PM
Lieutenant & Yukon BlondeThe Parish At House Of Blues - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/21/2015
10:00 PM
AMSOIL ArenacrossSmoothie King Center (Formerly New Orleans Arena)
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
3/22/2015
12:00 PM



Shrine CircusUNO Lakefront Arena
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
3/22/2015
2:00 PM
OnceSaenger Theatre - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
3/22/2015
2:00 PM
Shrine CircusUNO Lakefront Arena
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
3/22/2015
6:30 PM
OnceSaenger Theatre - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
3/22/2015
7:30 PM
J. ColeHouse Of Blues - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Monday
3/23/2015
8:00 PM
Enter Shikari, Stray From The Path, A Lot Like Birds & MarmozetsHouse Of Blues - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Tuesday
3/24/2015
5:30 PM
Tulane Green Wave vs. LSU TigersGreer Field at Turchin Stadium
New Orleans, LA
Tuesday
3/24/2015
6:30 PM
Stevie WonderSmoothie King Center (Formerly New Orleans Arena)
New Orleans, LA
Tuesday
3/24/2015
7:30 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston RocketsSmoothie King Center (Formerly New Orleans Arena)
New Orleans, LA
Wednesday
3/25/2015
7:00 PM
Railroad EarthHouse Of Blues - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Wednesday
3/25/2015
7:00 PM
Mary Chapin CarpenterThe Civic Theatre
New Orleans, LA
Thursday
3/26/2015
7:00 PM
Sylvan EssoTipitinas
New Orleans, LA
Thursday
3/26/2015
9:00 PM
Tulane Green Wave vs. Uconn HuskiesGreer Field at Turchin Stadium
New Orleans, LA
Friday
3/27/2015
6:30 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento KingsSmoothie King Center (Formerly New Orleans Arena)
New Orleans, LA
Friday
3/27/2015
7:00 PM
Railroad EarthHouse Of Blues - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Friday
3/27/2015
7:00 PM
The Midtown MenMahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
New Orleans, LA
Friday
3/27/2015
7:00 PM



Tulane Green Wave vs. Uconn HuskiesGreer Field at Turchin Stadium
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/28/2015
2:00 PM
New Orleans Voodoo vs. Jacksonville SharksSmoothie King Center (Formerly New Orleans Arena)
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
3/28/2015
7:00 PM



Tulane Green Wave vs. Uconn HuskiesGreer Field at Turchin Stadium
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
3/29/2015
12:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota TimberwolvesSmoothie King Center (Formerly New Orleans Arena)
New Orleans, LA
Sunday
3/29/2015
3:00 PM
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12th Night marks the end of Christmas and the beginning of Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, as well as King Cake season.

There's actually a bit of confusion about the actual date. It's the 12th Night of Christmas, which appears to originally have been counted from Christmas Eve. So actually the evening of January 5th, the eve of Epiphany (January 6th), is apparently the true 12th night. And it was the final burst of Christmas revelry. Unlike modern times which seem to start Christmas activity around Halloween, Christmas used to be celebrated for 12 days and didn't start until Christmas Day.

However, 12th Night has come to be most celebrated, at least in New Orleans, on January 6th, the 12th day and night after Christmas Day. January 6th is also known as the 12th Day of Christmas, Epiphany or Kings Day. It's the traditional day celebrating the arrival of the Magi or three kings at the manger with their gifts for Jesus.

January 6th by whatever name is marked traditionally with the first King Cake parties, Carnival balls, and other celebrations that starts the Carnival season which is nowadays also called Mardi Gras season.





New Orleans now celebrates the birthday of Joan of Arc with a kind of historically correct medieval parade with in the French Quarter.

The Joan of Arc parade is held every year on her birthday, January 6th, which happens to be 12th Night, the start of Mardi Gras. .

The family-friendly walking parade route starts at the Bienville Statue on Decatur Street at 6 p.m., goes up Conti to Chartres, across Jackson Square by the St. Louis Cathedral, then up Chartres to St. Phillip, where it turns towards the Mississippi River. The parade ends at the Joan of Arc statue, which was a gift from Franch to New Orleans, at the corner of Decatur and St. Phillip Streets in the French Market District. .



It's a most unique parade with historical characters, horses, medieval costumes, banners, and carts, as well as live music. The parade "throws" are unique and in accord with the time period and theme. They include wooden swords, king cake, hand-painted medallions, crafted butterflies,saints magnets, processional candles, prayer cards, Fleur de Lis items, and more.


The Phunny Phorty Phellows kicks off the Mardi Gras season in New Orleans each year with the first Mardi Gras event with a wild and wacky streetcar party. 

The costumed and masked krewe members gather at the Willow Street Car Barn in the Carrollton neighborhood of New Orleans to board their decorated streetcar for the traditional ride. 

Everyone is invited to see the costumed Phunny Phorty Phellows off on their annual festive streetcar ride to "Herald the Arrival of Mardi Gras". The Carrollton - St. Charles streetcar party leaves at 7 pm sharp, so don't miss the send off celebration. The streetcar runs the entire route and returns back to the Car Barn. 

The historic Phunny Phorty Phellows were originally a satirical parade on the streets of New Orleans from 1878 through 1898. In 1981, the krewe was revived and has become the first celebratory public act for Mardi Gras season



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What started out as a dry French bread type dough with sugar on top and a bean inside 30 years ago, is now a sweet, sugary and iced type dough that is braided with filling inside and a plastic doll underneath. 

Hundreds of thousands of King Cakes are eaten in New Orleans during the Carnival season. The person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket has various privileges and obligations. 

Our recommendations for the best king cakes in New Orleans is  Manny Randazzo King Cakes and Gambino's Bakery‎ King Cakes. (ps: you can order online!)

Now for those DIY'ers, You can get into the festive carnival season with a simple and delicious king cake at home... 




ingredients:

- 1 can cinnamon rolls with icing
- colored sugars – purple, gold and green



Grease a 9″ round cake pan.  Carefully unroll a roll and then fold it in half.  




After you fold the roll over, twist it a bit and put it in the pan.  Do 2 more rolls, to make a circle around the outer edge of the pan.  Repeat with the last 2 rolls, laying them in the pan to make an inner circle.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. If you’re going to eat them right away, you can ice them while they’re still warm and decorate with the sugar. If you want to serve it later, cool the roll completely, then ice and decorate.



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