6:30 p.m. Saturday
Marigny and French Quarter; www.kreweduvieux.org
For a stock-market crash course in freakonomics, head downtown Saturday when Krewe du Vieux presents its Stimulus Package. The raunchy and satirical parade hits the streets with mule-drawn floats, brass bands and cruise director Frankie Ford. Eric Lindell and the Zydepunks headline the post-parade ball at the Colton School. Visit the Web site for parade map and ball information.