A must-do for brass band fans. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 504.866.9359, www.mapleleafbar.com.
Five days of authors, actors, panels and plays. Hotel Monteleone (214 Royal St.) and venues throughout the French Quarter. 504.581.1144, www.tennesseewilliams.net.
The Art Klub, 519 Eylsian Fields Ave., 504.522.6545, www.southernrep.com.
8245 W. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, www.louisianacrawfishfestival.com
8 pm. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Girod St., 800.745.3000, www.neworleansarena.com.
French Quarter walking tours offered March 22-23 and 29-30. “A Night in Old New Orleans” parade leaves from Jackson Square March 22 at 4 pm. 504.581.1367, www.springfiesta.com.
Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl., www.thebukuproject.com.
11 am-7 pm. Armstrong Park, 901 N. Rampart St., www.congosquarerhythms.com.
Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St. Performances take place March 21 at 7:30, March 22 at 2 pm and March 23 at 6 pm. 504.581.1144, www.tennesseewilliams.net.
8 pm. Smoothie King Center, 1501 Girod St., 504.525.4667, www.nba.com/pelicans.
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