Free Mardi Gras Recovery Party at Checkpoint Charlie

Looks like this will be an all day event at Checkpoint Charlie (501 Esplanade). This free event kicks off with a second line at 11:30am and winding down after all 11 bands play.

Bands playing:The Pallbearers, Die Rotzz, Bastard Sons of Marvin Hirsch, Terranova, The Unnaturals, Test Subjects, Makeshift Lover, Secret Assholes, Fat Stupid Ugly People, Hawg Jaw, and Toxic Rott.

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Memorial Service for Katrina Animals

The Louisiana SPCA, the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and St. Anna’s Episcopal Church sponsor a jazz funeral march, interfaith service and reception to honor lost pets and celebrate the bonds that unite people and their animals. The march begins at Esplanade Avenue and Decatur Street, 5 Sun., proceeds to St. Anna’s at 1313 Esplanade Ave., with music by the Treme Brass Band and the Storyville Stompers. The public is invited to bring photos or remembrances of their pets but are requested not to bring animals. Call 415-3514 or 368-5191, ext. 202.

From The Times-Picayune