Mardi Gras 2016: Week 1, Sat., January 30



11:45 a.m.
Location: West Bank
Theme: Adonis Lightens Up
Floats: 14
Queen: Deborah Gautreaux Doak
King: Mensy Plaisance Jr.
Throws: krewe cups

The Mystic Knights of Adonis take it easy with a theme about fun and relaxation. Floats depict fishing trips, Christmas in New Orleans and simple pleasures of being "Under the Moon."


1 p.m.
Location: Uptown
Theme: Can You "State" My Nickname
Floats: 15
Queen: Dayna Joel Dixon
King: Leland Sinclair Barratt III
Throws: krewe magnets, 3-D fish beads, footballs, softballs and large cups

The krewe tests viewers' knowledge of the 50 states' nicknames with floats depicting the Lone Star, Sunshine and Pelican states. The procession also includes the Big Easy Rollergirls, Muff-a-lottas and the Bayou Clydesdales.

2 p.m.
Location: Uptown
Theme: Choctaw's Alphabet Soup
Floats: 20
Princess: Caitlin Alexis Williamson
Chief: Walter G. Sisung III
Throws: hand-decorated tomahawks, plush tomahawks and spears, wooden nickels, krewe medallions and cups

The New Orleans Military and Marine Academy marching band leads the parade for the fifth year in row, and Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser serves as grand marshal. The theme is illustrated on floats including "P is for President," "L is for Love" and "V is for Valentine." The procession also includes a float saluting Native American tribes of the South, which the krewe introduced last year.


2:30 p.m.
Location: Uptown
Theme: Third Time's the Charm
Floats: 14
Queen: Ana Ochoa
King: Bivian "Sonny" Lee III
Throws: hand-decorated Carnival masks, sunglasses, cups, coozies and doubloons

Darryl "Dancing Man 504" Young leads the procession. Also marching in the parade is Freret's official subkrewe, the Mexican wrestling-themed El Lucha Krewe, plus Dames de Perlage, Krewe of Kolossos and the Nyxettes.

The Krewe of King Arthur parade rolls down Canal Street. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • The Krewe of King Arthur parade rolls down Canal Street.


6 p.m.
Location: Metairie
Theme: Caesar's Storybook
Floats: 25
Empress: Meryl Rebekah Fein
Emperor: Leonard J. Cline
Throws: lighted musical swords, beads, rings, bracelets and balls, doubloons and cups

The force is with Caesar as costumed members from the 501st Legion Star Wars club march as honorary guests. The theme celebrates children's stories and movies, including Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, Pinocchio, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Toy Story. The Jefferson City Buzzards marching club kicks off the parade.


6 p.m.
Location: Uptown
Theme: A Knight at the Tonys
Floats: 17
Queen: Amanda Jeanette Dutruch
King: Paul Andrew Brown
Throws: plush Spartan helmets and spears, lighted rose wands, LED medallion and theme beads, Spartan rings, doubloons

The parade offers a curtain call for popular musicals, with floats depicting Miss Saigon, Spamalot, The Sound of Music and others. The king's float is drawn by mules and the captain and officers ride horses. The procession also includes the Y'At Pack and Kilts of Many Colours.


6:15 p.m.
Location: Uptown
Theme: Gods of Carnival
Floats: 22
Queen: Makayla Wright
King: Michael Nicoli
Throws: various lighted medallion beads, krewe cups, doubloons

The Krewe of Pygmalion honors the Gods of Carnival, specifically those who are the namesakes of other krewes, such as Bacchus. Guest riders include Mike Hoss and Sheba Turk from WWL-TV and Stevie B and Cameo, who perform at Pygmalion Fest following the parade. The krewe's refurbished Jester, Pygmammoth and New Orleans floats feature fiber-optic and LED lights.

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