The terms “Mardi Gras”, “Mardi Gras season”, and “Carnival season” in English refer to events of the Carnival celebrations. Popular practices included wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dancing, sports competitions, parades, etc.
February’s Mardi Gras is the festival everyone associates with New Orleans. It’s so integral to the New Orleans image it almost transcends the word festival; we can’t imagine any other event that is as iconic to a city’s identity as Mardi Gras is to New Orleans. Books and dissertations have been written about the complicated history and cultural practices of this event and the way they shape New Orleans.
Just barely behind in import is one of the world’s great music events: Jazz Fest. Since hosting 350 people in 1970, Jazz Fest has grown into the kind of event that pulls in hundreds of thousands of concert-goers, internationally known names like Ben Harper, Bon Jovi and Wynton Marsalis, and the local talent that makes this one of the most musically rich cities in America: Mardi Gras Indians, Theresa Andersson, Soul Rebels brass band and Dr John.
It goes down over a period of two weeks in late April and early May.
But you can celebrate Mardi Gras in Philadelphia in ‘The M Room, 15 West Girard Ave, on March 4 2011.
VintageMuse presents New Orleans: 1920s Mardi Gras!
Featuring live music from: Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society Jerron Paxton (NYC) Burlesque Queens: The Infamous miss Mae Lady Saint also: DJs to keep you jumpin’ n jivin’ all night long! + Wonderful accessories from Persephone’s Jewels and Amaryllis La Creme!
Also a make your own Mardi Gras mask table! $10 – vintage attire $12 – street clothes Become a fan of VINTAGEMUSE to find out how to get a discount at the door!
15 West Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 03/04/2011.
Friday, March 04, 2011
TIME & PRICE
Time: Unknown $10 – vintage inspired attire, $12 – street clothes