NBA All-Star Game, Fat Tues­day fin­ery and book­ing it through the city's bars and broth­els.

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Char­lotte’s loss is New Or­leans’ gain Feb. 17-19 with the re­turn of the NBA All-Star Week­end, which the city last hosted in 2014. The Na­tional Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion’s top tal­ents and big­gest names come a-courtin’ for the 66th an­nual bigticket, big-league matchup at the Smoothie King Cen­ter, with Grammy win­ner John Leg­end thrown in for good half-time mea­sure. Prior to the Jan. 19 East-West tip-off, you’ll find a num­ber of par­ties and re­lated events tak­ing place city­wide over the week­end. The fun tips off Feb. 17 with a Celebrity Game at the Mercedes-Benz Su­per­dome and the Ris­ing Star Chal­lenge at the Cen­ter, fol­lowed by the All-Star Saturday Night skills show­case Feb. 18. For a full lineup, visit all star week end­new or­leans 2017. com

NBA All-Star Week­end

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