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Professor Carl NivaleMardi Gras is a great time for children and families to visit the Crescent City and enjoy a marvelous time together!  There are lots of Carnival activities around the city to keep kids and adults well-entertained; the trick is finding them.  Though Jefferson Parish has laid claim to the title of capital of family-friendly Carnival, Orleans, St. Bernard, and the surrounding parishes also offer great memories the entire family can enjoy, from the youngest to the oldest!  Your humble Professor is happy to supply you with these listing of events that have earned the Prof. Carl Nivale Family-Friendly Seal of Approval. 

If you have a Carnival-related event that happens at any time during the year, please e-mail the Professor Here to have your event listed with us.

Friday, February 5th, 2010
Canine Carnival Royalty to Toast the Beginning of Their Official 2010 Reign
at Historic Galatoire’s Restaurant. His Majesty XVIII, King Bleu Settoon, will meet and toast his Queen, who will be revealed to him for the first time at Galatoire’s Restaurant as they begin their official reign over the 2010 Canine Carnival season to the theme “BARKUS GOES TAILGATING.”
WHERE: Galatoire's Restaurant ( 209 Bourbon St )
WHEN:  9:30 am
Catch the BARKUS XVIII parade, which is set to march into the French
Quarter on Sunday, February 7 at 1pm—SUPERDOGBOWL SUNDAY
Saturday, February 6th, 2010
PROF. CARL NIVALE CALLS THE KREWE OF PYGMALION PARADE
Join your humble Professor at historic Gallier Hall on Saturday evening as he calls the Krewe of Pygmalion parade! This marvelous krewe was founded by a group of Carnival veterans to provide a high-quality parade for the first week of the season
WHERE: Traditional Uptown route, past Gallier Hall
WHEN:  Parade begins at  7:00pm
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
EDWARD R. COX, "The Last-Minute Costume Guy"
Join award-winning designer and director Edward R. Cox for all your last-minute costuming needs on the WWL-TV 4 Morning Show.  An annual event, highlighted by his very latest 'toilet paper roll' creations, one of the more popular features of this annual segment.

WHERE:  WWL-TV 4's Morning Show
WHEN:  Tuesday morning's broadcast, between 7am to 9am, broadcast on Cox Channel 3 (rebroadcast on Cox Channel 15)
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS WITH PROFESSOR CARL NIVALE!!!
Watch Professor Carl Nivale alongside Sally Ann Roberts, Eric Paulsen, Frank Davis, together again for the Professor's 11th year on WWL-TV 4, broadcasting LIVE on Mardi Gras morning!

WHERE: WWL-TV 4's Morning Show
WHEN: Tuesday morning's broadcast, between 6am to 9am, broadcast on Cox Channel 3 (rebroadcast on Cox Channel 15)
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