The Krewe of Akewa Grand Bal was Friday night and Keith and I had a blast! They held it Friday night at Harrah's Louisiana Downs with entertainment by Soul Circus. The ladies put on a show with the theme Hollywood South! They really rolled out the red carpet! I hope you enjoy the pics! I've listed the latest calendar of events from Captain of Captains Doug Kochenderfer below the picture gallery!







3rd Fri.,     Krewe of Justinian Bal “Viva Las Vegas”, Horseshoe Riverdome, 6:30 PM,

Music by “Graceland Ninjaz”, Black Tie, Heavy hors d’oeuvres, Silent Auction,

tickets $75.00, for more information number is 222-3643.

4th      Sat.,    Krewe of Dionysos Grand Bal, Way Down Yonder in New Orleans, Events Center,                                   Second Street Natchitoches, 7:00 PM, Music by Harmon Drew Super Group, Attire

is Black Tie and Formal Gown, Food, Beer, and Setup provided for BYOB, admission

is $75.00 per person, for questions call 318-352-9444.

4th Sat.,    Krewe of Artemis Parade, Springhill, 1:00 PM, Free Entry by calling 318-539-5699,

before February 3rd.,

4th Sat.,    Krewe of Gemini Grand Bal XXIII “The Bad Boys Gemini” Shreveport Convention

Center.  6:30 PM until 1:00 AM.  Tableau at 8:00 PM (late arrivals will be seated after

The Tableau).  Music by “The American Flyers”, Reserved Seating, Black Tie, RSVP

By January 14th.  Contact number is 560-6946.

5th Sun.,   Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Royalty Raffle, Petco on Youree Drive.  Signup at

2:00 PM for drawing at 2:30 PM.  The King, Queen and Dukes and Duchess (Animals

are our true royalty, we humans are royal ambassadors for our pets) for the year

will be chosen.

10th Fri.,     Krewe of Centaur Float Loading, Centaur Krewe Den, Aero Drive and North Market,

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, dress is casual, food and drink available for purchase.  For

questions contact Susan Shofner at

10th Fri.,     Krewe of Atlas Grand Bal IV, “A Night at the Museum”, Red River Room, Louisiana

Downs, 8000 East Texas Street, Bossier City.  8:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Music by

Louisiana Crossroads, attire is Black Tie Optional, Cash Bar, Heavy Hor’s devours,

Admission $50.00 before January 10th and $55.00 after.  Questions call 334-477-4421.

11th Sat.,    Krewe Les Femmes Mystique Grand Bal XIII, “Superstitions”, Diamond Jacks Casino

Resort, Doors open at 6:30 PM, Tableau at 8:00 PM, Dress is Black Tie,

Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Cash Bar,  tickets $60.00 advance and $70.00 after

February 1, 2012.  RSVP’s to PO Box 5851, Shreveport, LA  75135-5851 for questions

Call 318-820-3056.

11th Sat.,    Krewe of Centaur Parade, Parade starts on the corner of East Kings and Preston Ave.

4:30 PM Parade Roll.

11th    Sat.,    Krewe of Centaur Post Parade Bash, Riverview Hall, 7:30 PM., Music by Cookie

and the Kingcakes, Admission for non-member $15.00 Centaur members free.  For

questions contact

12th Sun.,   Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Pet Parade, Riverview Park, Registration at 1:00 PM,

Parade walks at 3:00 PM.  Vendors, Pet Obedience demonstrations, judging in

Several categories, presentation of the TRUE Royalty chosen at the Royalty Raffle,

Introduction of all Mardi Gras Krewe Royalty.

17th Fri.,     Krewe of Highland “Urban Legends” Bal, Randall T. Moore Center, 7:00 PM til

Midnight, Attire is Black Tie Optional Costume encouraged, Mask is required,

Cash bar, Hors d’oeuvres, Music by Professor D.  Tickets $40.00 in advance and

$45.00 at the door.

17th Fri.,     Krewe of Gemini float loading party, Gemini Krewe Den.  Food and drink available for

Purchase.  5:00 PM.

17th Fri.,     Krewe of Dionysos Pre-Parade Party, Knights of Columbus, East 5th Street

Natchitoches, Tickets $30.00

18th Sat.,    Krewe of Dionysos Parade, location and time TBD.

18th Sat.,    Krewe of Harambee Saada Maskara Bal XII “Harambee on Broadway”, Horseshoe Casino

Riverdome, Doors open at 6:30 PM presentation at 8:00 PM, Music by “Windstorm”,

Heavy Hors d’ Oeuvres, Attire is Black Tie, Tickets are $60, RSVP by January 15, 2012 at or 318 286 5878.

18th Sat.,    Krewe of Gemini Parade, downtown Shreveport, time TBD

19th Sun.,   Krewe of Highland Parade, 2:00 PM from Byrd High School.  Contact Emma McCarty

773-8349 for more information.

21st Tues., Krewe of Aesclepius Fat Tuesday parade, Pierre Bossier Mall, Parade rolls at

7:00 PM.  Lineup at 5:00 PM.  Each local Krewe can enter one Float free of charge and

Others for a nominal cost of $45.00.  For more information contact Jim Thomas

Parade Marshall at 318-222-8054 or 318-469-9832.

21st Tues., Krewe of Aesclepius Bridge Closing Ceremony, Midnight, Texas Street Bridge




5th Sat.,    Krewe of Harambee White Linen/Wine Tasting Party, Randell T. Moore Center,

6:00 PM, Music by Jazz Combo; D.J., Dress is Finest White, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres,

Silent Auction, Complimentary Wine, Admission $20.00.  Info number is