10 p.m. Friday
Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave., 899-4206; www.tipitinas.com
Before shipping off to the annual Music of New Orleans Festival in Périgueux, France, the 101 Runners are throwing a "Mardi Gras to the World" bon voyage party with a boatload of guests: Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts and members of the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth brass bands among them. 3 Pc. Spicy opens. Free admission.