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Tours, at­trac­tions, mu­se­ums, bars and mu­sic clubs. Plus Mardi Gras In­di­ans and ar­chi­tec­ture tours.

Once hard to find, in re­cent years Mardi Gras In­dian tribes have be­come a must-see, es­pe­cially on Su­per Sun­day (March 19), when they pa­rade their feath­ered and beaded fin­ery around the Cen­tral City neigh­bor­hood. Out­fit­ted in color­ful, hand-stitched cre­ations that can weigh 100-plus pounds, tribe mem­bers strut and preen through the streets, bat­tling it out to see who is “pret­ti­est.” The pro­ces­sion be­gins at 1 pm at A.L. Davis Park (Wash­ing­ton Av­enue and LaSalle Street), un­less the fore­cast calls for rain. Missed the big show? Elab­o­rate Mardi Gras In­dian suits are on view year-round at the Back­street Cul­tural Mu­seum (p. 45) and the House of Dance & Feathers (1317 Tupelo St., 504.957.2678).

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