Revive Mardi Gras vibes this weekend with festivals and parades aplenty. Ready, set, go!
2. Sun Belt Basketball Championships — Quarterfinals for the Sun Belt tournament start Friday with semifinals on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday. The Lakefront Arena has all the action! Tickets from $15.
3. Sacred Music Festival — Head to The Healing Center for this fest, which brings together various cultures and traditions to share prayers, chants, music, and more. The fest runs from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Free.
4. Irish Channel Parade — Kicking off at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street at 12:30 p.m., the parade runs up Magazine Street, where the revelry continues along Magazine, disbanding at Jackson Avenue and Annunciation Street. Free.
5. Soul River at Historic Riverlands Church — Plan for a quick day trip to Historic Riverlands for the opening of their Soul River exhibit, spotlighting African-American music, from 4-6 p.m. Call (985) 536.4717 for more information.
Vet-A-Gogo Fundraiser — Support Dr. Dusty’s 501(c) feral cat spay and neuter program on Sunday at Mimi’s in the Marigny from 2-4 p.m. Your general admission ticket of $10 includes wine and bites and goes to a great cause. A concurrent silent auction features work and products from business like Treasure Tattoo, the Troubador Hotel, Commander’s Palace, and more.