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It’s been a tough week. While gearing up for the biggest day in football, the world is mourning one of the biggest basketball players of our generation. After learning of the passing of Kobe and Gigi Bryant last Sunday, the world has been in shambles.
The people of New Orleans are known for celebrating the life of the deceased with impromptu secondlines — so you know it went down for the greatest basketballer of our generation and his baby girl. Much love to all who’s hurting; Here’s what’s happening this weekend.
FRIDAY, JAN. 31
610 Stompers 10th Annual Sweet 610 Debutante Ball – The popular dance krewe is throwing their not-so-average ball at Mardi Gras World. This year’s theme, “Stomper Night Live,” calls for attendees to dress up as their favorite Saturday Night Live character. With an open bar, free food from over 30 of NOLA’s best eateries, and a performance by DJ Jubilee, you’re def gonna have a great time. Plus, there will be much more in store. 8P | Tickets
SATURDAY, FEB. 1
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LAGNIAPPE w/ DJ RQ Away [5th Year Anniversary edition] – If you’ve ever been to DJ RQ Away event, there’s no doubt you had a good time. A party where the donations are just as important as the dance moves, LAGNIAPPE highlights locally grown talent, philanthropy, and good music. Curated by DJ RQ Away, think #TheTippingPointNOLA x10. But, before he RQs the Tipitina’s crowd, comedian Mark Ceasar and singer Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph will grace the stage. Admish is free with donations before Midnight, so don’t forget your canned goods! Doors @ 10P.
Algiers Mardi Gras Festival – This inaugural, FREE event is bringing Mardi Gras to the Westbank. Held at the Algiers Ferry Landing, the day will feature good food, performances by DJ Jubilee, The Brass-A-Holics, and Casme, and a parade featuring the Landry Walker High School Marching Band and the Westbank Steppers. 10A-6P | More Info
SUNDAY, FEB. 2
It’s Super Bowl Sunday! If you haven’t settled on where you’re watching the 49ers and Chiefs go head-to-head, here’s a list of places that will be hosting the big game.
More Saturday Events: The Mix @ Republic