Carnival season has begun and you better believe things in New Orleans won’t be slowing down anytime soon, including this weekend! Whether you’re in the mood to sit back and see a show, or enjoy live entertainment at some of New Orleans’ best music venues, we’ve got you covered. This weekend you can catch “Shut Up, Sweet Charlotte” at the Mid-City Theatre, celebrate the Krewe of the Rolling Elvi’s 10th Anniversary with tributes to Elvis at Howlin’ Wolf, see an authentic 1950s-style burlesque show at House of Blues, listen to a star-studded lineup of performers from HBO’s “Treme” live at Tipitina’s and watch an all-star cast of improvisers tackle Shakespeare at the New Movement Theater! Happy weekend, NOLA!
1. Shut Up, Sweet Charlotte! – If you’re a fan of the classic novel “Hush…Hush, Sweet Caroline” you’re going to love this side-splitting parody being performed at the Mid-City Theatre on Toulouse! There is free parking located all around the building, and once you get inside, head to the bar for a pre-show drink! The show will be playing both Saturday and Sunday and tickets are available online.
Friday, January 11
2. Krewe of Rolling Elvi 10th Anniversary – The Krewe of the Rolling Elvi is celebrating 10 years of paying homage to Mr. Elvis Aaron Presley in what they claim is the most fitting way possible, on scooters during Mardi Gras. Their celebration will be at Howlin’ Wolf and includes performances by Atomic Daddy-O, Live Without Elvis, Clockwork Elvis, and The Jailhouse Rockers. The partying will begin at 9 p.m. and doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available online.
Bustout Burlesque at House of Blues – Bustout Burlesque, an authentic 1950s-style burlesque show features crowd favorites Athena, Ginger Valentine the Oyster Girl, and Missy Lisa at the House of Blues this Friday. There is an early seating option at 8 p.m. and a late seating option at 10:30 p.m. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the show and tickets are available online. A valid ID is required and you must be 18 or older to attend.
Saturday, January 12
Tipitina’s Treme Tribute – Starting at 8 p.m., many musicians who have appeared on HBO’s “Treme” will come together for My Lil Darlin: An HBO “Treme” All-Star Tribute at Tipitina’s. Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show will headline the concert with special guest appearances by Little Freddie King, Robert Parker, Frogman Henry, The Pfister Sisters, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee and many others. The star-studded show will begin at 8pm and tickets are available online or at the door.
Sunday, January 13
Exuent! Improvised Sheakespeare – The New Movement comedy theater will be showing an all-star cast of improvisers tackling Shakespeare in an entirely improvised show at 7:30pm on Sunday. They claim the show is one that could not have even been written by Shakespeare himself and we’re pretty certain this is not one to disappoint!