Errol Laborde: Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival

Tuesday, October 8th


Even within its loyalty to tradition, Carnival in New Orleans has changed dramatically since the 1980s. Terms such as Lundi Gras, Muses, Krewe d'Etat, and Orpheus are now part of the lexicon, while krewe names such as Venus, Mecca, and Freret survive just in trivia conversations. This extravagantly illustrated volume from a well-respected expert covers such topics as the place of the old-line krewes in the evolution of Mardi Gras, Twelfth Night, women's groups, the foods of Carnival, and more.

Fascinating and intimate, this book seamlessly intertwines the past with the present. The rich flavors of New Orleans-cultural and culinary-dance on every page of this handsome book.

Errol Laborde discusses and signs his book, Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival. 

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books. 


Event date: 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
70130-5968 New Orleans