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Parade Planner: ’tit Rex, Chewbacchus (Weather, Route, Details)

Posted Saturday, January 30th, 2016
 

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by Janine Hayes

The Uptown route is packed with five different parades today. Downtown will feature a couple more unorthodox rolls. First, Carnival’s smallest parade, the krewe formerly known as “‘tit Rex” will pull their satirical shoeboxes through the Marigny. Then, the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus will celebrate nerdom in all forms in one of the season's longest parades.

The weather gods have once again bestowed another parade perfect day on the Crescent City. Although skies wil be overcast, the National Weather Service (NWS) predicts no chance of precipitation. Temperatures are explected to hit the low 70's with lows around 30 degrees.

The Krewe Formerly Known as "’tit Rex(Downtown, 5:00p.m.) Themed “No Big Deal,” the shoebox sized floats will travel on the same Marigny route the parade graced in 2015.

’tit Rǝx is a walking parade famed for small, miniatured floats with a massive bite. The shoeboxes are reminiscent of grade school projects with an adult humor. Still, the parade is decidedly family friendly. Throws are handmade and eco-friendly, often themed to fit their float.

Originally posted at NolaDefender.com – Read more HERE

‘tit Rex 2016 Preview: It’s no big deal

Watch as the Krewe of ‘tit Rex provides a preview of their 2016 Mardi Gras mini parade, which rolls on Saturday (Jan. 30) at 5, starting near the corner of St. Claude and St. Roch Avenues. This year’s ‘tit Rex theme is “It’s No Big Deal.”

11 Funky Mardi Gras Parades You Didn’t Know Existed: No 2- ‘tit Rex

Krewe of 'tit Rex members Veronica Russel & Michael Cerveris preparing for the 2014 Parade, ‘Wee The People’.

For decades, New Orleans schoolchildren would fashion Carnival floats out of shoe boxes. Now there's a whole parade of them (Saturday, Jan. 30), courtesy of 'tit Rex, about as street-level a procession as one can imagine. (The floats are so tiny, krewe membership has been capped so as not to overwhelm members' own work.) A loose coalition of some of New Orleans' most creative artists, journalists, and entertainers, 'tit Rex's membership includes Broadway and TV star Michael Cerveris ("Fun Home," "The Good Wife"), and the floats often embody the same satire (politically and socially) of the Krewe du Vieux parade (though without as much raunch). The mini-parade rolls through the Faubourg Marigny just before and after sunset.

Originally posted to MSN.com – Read the whole article HERE

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