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Mardi Gras 2017: week one: Sunday, Feb. 19 

click to enlarge The monarch of the Krewe of King Arthur greets crowds.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

The monarch of the Krewe of King Arthur greets crowds.

Femme Fatale
11 a.m.
Theme: Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale Hosts Game Day
Floats: 18
Queen: Dawn Bentley-Johnson
Throws: Hand-decorated compacts, krewe dolls, krewe logo basketballs and beads
The krewe's theme welcomes the NBA All-Star Game to New Orleans and mothers of NBA players ride as guests in the parade. Floats depict popular games such as Angry Birds, Battleship, Temple Run and Monopoly. The procession also features actress Emyri Crutchfield and Sybil Morial as grand marshals. Also riding as guests are members of Sisters of the Holy Family.

Theme: Carrollton Jukebox
Floats: 25
King: Joseph R. LaRocca
Queen: Kelly Elizabeth VanGeffen
Throws: Decorated shrimp boots, krewe logo pillows, gold and blue doubloons, theme cups, medallion beads and throwing discs
The musical theme highlights songs such as "Rockin' Robin," "Crocodile Rock" and "Santa Baby." In step with the tunes are groups including 610 Stompers and the Krewe of Rolling Elvi.

King Arthur
1:15 p.m.
Theme: Right Back Where We Started
Floats: 34
King Arthur: John Patrick Wambsgans
Queen Guinevere: Julie Lea
Throws: Kites, cups and doubloons
The krewe celebrates its 40th anniversary with a parade featuring pop culture and other icons from the era of its founding, including the original Star Wars, ABBA and Elvis Presley. The procession includes the Red Hot Dancing Queens from Cincinnati, Ohio.

2 p.m.
Theme: Through the Eyes of a Child
Floats: 24
King: Steve P. Daigle Sr.
Queen: Renee Templet Apostol
Throws: Decorated genie lamps, swords, throwing discs, footballs, plush toys, krewe logo beads, doubloons
The Krewe of Alla marks its 85th anniversary. The theme focuses on childhood fun, including fairy tales, monsters, imagining space travel and going to the zoo. Members of the Legion of Mars, a group for current members of the military and veterans, ride as guests. The krewe now includes women members, and its new logo is featured on medallion beads.

Friday, February 17 | Saturday, February 18 | Sunday, February 19

Walking Krewes
Rolling with Krewe of Cork, 'tit Rex, Chewbacchus and Barkus

Family Gras returns Feb. 17-19
Metairie's festival features The Association, Lee Brice, Fifth Harmony and others



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