Joan of Arc parade
Tue. Jan. 6 | The Krewe of Jeanne d'Arc celebrates the martyred Maid of Orleans on her birthday. Costumed horseback riders lead the parade around the French Quarter and there are a couple of ceremonial stops. The procession begins at 6 p.m. at Toulouse and Decatur streets.
Phunny Phorty Phellows
Tue. Jan. 6 | The costumed krewe kicks off the Carnival season with a streetcar ride down St. Charles Avenue. Toast the krewe and the beginning of the season at 6:30 p.m. at the Willow Street car barn. The parade begins at 7 p.m.
Twelfth Night Masquerade Ball
Tue. Jan. 6 | King James and the Special Men present a Carnival ball to begin the season and support their new club, the Mistick Krewe of Kalunga. There's king cake and Champagne. The music lineup includes Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Morning 40 Federation and King James and the Special Men. At 9:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre.
Wizard World Comic Con
Jan 9-11 | Costumed Comic Con attendees (pictured) show off their enthusiasm for a wide array of characters from pop culture, science fiction, video games, comics and more. The event also features celebrities (Lou Ferrigno, Shannen Doherty) and more than 100 comics artists and writers. At the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.