Ash Wednesday is fastly approaching—only a few more days are left to get out your pre-Lenten ya yas. The Carnaval festivities happening tonight and tomorrow at the National Hispanic Cultural Center are a multi-sensory way to celebrate Brazilian, Caribbean and Lousianan cultures. Mel Minter details the party here.
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Music Editor Jessica Cassyle Carr is from Louisiana, and she usually orders a king cake for the office around Fat Tuesday. She’s frequently visits her home state and brings back party stories for the ages. This year, Alibi Group Hug is spreading the hedonism.
DJ Cassyle will be spinning New Orleans funky soul at Launchpad tomorrow. Also taking the stage: Le Chat Lunatique, Mondo Vibrations and Felix y los Gatos. (That’s a vibration sandwich with cat bread in two languages.)
There will be free food from Pepper’s Ole Fashion BBQ. And New Mexico Photo Booth Rentals is bringing down its rig along with Mardi Gras props from New Orleans. Yes, there will be king cake (!) from Swiss Alps Bakery. All of that comes free with the price of admission, which is $5.
Doors at 8 p.m. Launchpad. 21+.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Music editor on KUNM this afternoon
The Alibi’s very own Louisianan homegirl will be on 89.9 this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. spinning some New Orleans funky soul with radio darling Mello. Music Editor Jessica Cassyle Carr will be chatting up our Mardi Gras dance party on Saturday, March 5, at Launchpad—an event she’ll also be DJing.
Locals Le Chat Lunatique and Mondo Vibrations will also take the Launchy stage that night. There’s free grub from Peppers Ole Fashion BBQ and a king cake (with a baby inside) from Swiss Alps Bakery. Photo Booth Rentals of New Mexico will be bringing a photo booth and Mardi Gras props from New Orleans.
Doors at 8 p.m. $5. 21+.
Fat Chinese Valentine
The stars have aligned in a most delicious trine, yielding king cake, almond cookies and chocolate. This year, Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras happen within the same three-day period. Them's good eating holidays! If you dropped the ball on booking a romantic dinner, you can always feed your date longevity noodles (Chinese New Year festivities span 15 days) or spoonfuls of spicy gumbo (read Jessica’s recipe blog in honor of Mardi Gras, which is aujourd'hui). An appetite for adventure trumps a bouquet of flowers, any day of the week.