Events list February 10 – Krewe de Armeinius Ball

Through Feb. 8 – “Rites, Rituals, Revelry”

The Historic New Orleans Collection is continuing its annual Mardi Gras-themed tour of the Williams Residence.  The tour starts with the beginning of Spanish and French colonialism, continues with the history behind the development of the krewes, such as Rex, and ends with the Mardi Gras Indians.  Admission is $5.  

Feb. 10 – Krewe de Armeinius Ball

Since 1969, every year the Krewe of Armeninius hosts a satirical gay Mardi Gras ball.  The event is formal and personal.  Krewe members host this ball and show off their costume for their invited guests while they enjoy food and drinks. “To receive a table invitation to the ball is an indication that you have arrived in New Orleans gay society,” their website states.  However, recently, the ball has been opened up to the public, who are allowed balcony seating in exchange for a donation.  Seating starts at $22.   

February 23 – Chinese Opera

The Chinese Consulate of Houston is hosting an opera on the Chinese New Year.  It will be held in celebration of the New Orleans Tricentennial at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in Harrah’s Casino Theater.  Free admission.  

February 24 – Ballet de Monte by Monaco

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo will perform Romeo and Juliette at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Feb. 24.  It is “gorgeously original” (The Telegraph) and a “sleek dance treatment of the eternal story of Romeo and Juliet” (The New York Times).  Tickets start at $40.

February 23 to March 3 – 2018 French Film Festival

The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS), with support from the French consulate and Nola Française, is celebrating the city’s French culture and past with film screenings at the Prytania Theater.  In the past, they have shown between 10-12 films, some of which are in French with English subtitles.  For film screening information, visit the New Orleans Film Society’s website. For non-NOFS members, passes start at $92.