NOLA Weekend: Plan your weekend January 6-8

NOLA Weekend: Plan your weekend January 6-8

(WVUE) - Twelfth Night & Carnival Season Begins

Phunny Phorty Phellows Parade – This historic Mardi Gras organization ushers in the Carnival season on Twelfth Night with a streetcar ride on Friday down St. Charles Avenue.

The costumed and masked krewe gathers at the Willow Streetcar Barn at 6:30 p.m.

Then at 7 p.m., the ride heads down St. Charles Avenue to Canal Street before making its return to the barn.

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Joan of Arc Parade – The Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc celebrates the birthday of Joan of Arc with a parade through the French Quarter on Friday at 7 p.m.

The parade starts at the corner of Toulouse and Decatur before ending at Washington Artillery Park.

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Societe Des Champs Elysee – This new Carnival Krewe of 40 masked members pays homage to the Phunny Phorty Phellows with a streetcar ride Friday at 7:30 p.m. on the new Rampart – St. Claude streetcar line.

The inaugural ride starts on the streetcar line from Elysian Fields to Union Passenger Terminal and back.

Riding this year is Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and Buffa's Bar and Restaurant owner Chuck Rogers.

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Wizard World Comic Con

Pop culture comes to life this weekend at Wizard World Comic Con.

Thousands of fans will pack the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for three days to celebrate movies, comics, video games and more.

David Duchovny, Lou Ferrigno and Harry Potter's Tom Felton are just a few of the celebrities scheduled to make appearances.

Tickets start at $39.95. Admission is free for kids 10 and under.

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Battle of New Orleans Anniversary at Chalmette Battlefield

Experience living history at the Bicentennial Battle of New Orleans. Chalmette Battlefield becomes the scene of events planned to commemorate the Battle of New Orleans on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Other events include hands-on activities, games, and craft demonstrations.

An annual wreath-laying ceremony honors Battle of New Orleans troops at Chalmette Monument park on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Pontchartrain Home Show

If you're considering a home renovation, then this is the show for you.

Exhibitors ready to cater to every part of your home are on hand to show you what they have to offer. Outdoor kitchens, appliances, landscaping, windows, flooring and siding are just a few of the products you'll see as you peruse the aisles.

Breweries, vineyards, distillers and cooking demonstrations will showcase a "Taste of Louisiana."

Tickets are $8. Kids 12 and under enter free.

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The Lion King Comes to the Saenger Theatre

The Serengeti comes alive in New Orleans with the award-winning Broadway show, The Lion King. Based on the Disney movie, families will experience the visually stunning musical featuring their favorite characters and songs.

Ticket prices start at $45. The show closes on Sunday, Jan. 29.

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