Friday, February 10, 2012

Carnival canines cavort in the Quarter
~MISSION: Impossible-Canine Protocol Armstrong Bark Reloaded.
Your "mission," if you choose to accept it, is to dress (your dog and/or you) in a costume appropriate for this Mission. The cast of Mission Impossible were constantly changing their identities to gain access to the CIA at Langley, The Kremlin, Foreign Embassies, etc. They disguised themselves as firefighters, elevator repairmen, waiters, Russian military officers, Senators, (hey what about Congressman Weiner for the Dachshund crowd.) The opportunities are endless. There were action sequences on trains, helicopters, sports cars, boats, motorcycles. They wore rubber masks changing their identities from young to old, male to female -- hey, perhaps canine to feline. Don't limit yourself to Tom Cruise in a black muscle tee (although that's fine!). Rent one of the movies and get ideas while eating a bowl of pop-corn. We can't wait to sneak into Armstrong Park on February 12. This message will self-destruct in five seconds. (Please note: If your costume is a trenchcoat please be sure to wear suitable clothing beneath in case of warm weather...)

~Also~Today~Krewe of Cork: French Quarter 3:00 p.m.
Krewe of Oshun: Uptown 6:00 p.m.

Mini Mardi Gras: New Orleans’ Only Petit Parade ~GO NOLA

~The New Orleans Healing Center will celebrate Carnival Around the World at the premier of its expanded arts bazaar the weekend of February 11 & 12. In addition to the daytime Crossroads Arts Bazaar on Saturday, the New Orleans Healing Center will present a “2nd Saturday Night Market” coinciding with the St. Claude Art Walk that evening and a “2nd Sunday Art Market” mega-bazaar on Sunday.
The “Second Saturday” and “2nd Sunday” events are the first in a recurring series of expand arts bazaar offerings on the 2nd weekend of every month. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served beginning at 6pm Saturday. All bazaars that weekend will feature a wide range of works such as sculpture, textiles, paintings, clothing, and jewelry as well as repurposed items and art made from recycled objects. In keeping with the “Carnival Around the World” theme of the weekend, festivities will feature live Carnival music from New Orleans, Trinidad, and Brazil; a limbo contest; “Trini Winin’” dance instruction and demonstration; Mardi Gras beads-making workshops for kids; decorate-it-yourself king cakes; food samples from Trinidad, Brazil, and New Orleans; parades, and more. Click poster to enlarge.

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~Matt Davis, The Lens

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CA aims its legal guns at Corps of Engineers

Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering

It has begun, Governorcist Jindal proposes state budget and layoffs

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AMPS Builds New Orleans’ First “Aeroponic” Recirculating Farm, Demonstrates Sustainable Urban Agriculture~City Farmer News

NOLA Eats King Cake Tasting Party set for Saturday in French Quarter

Behind the Velvet Rope: Club Homochitto
~He Said/She Said NOLA

Not So Super Hero Party!

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