Thursday To-do: Feb. 24

To help build anticipation for Fayetteville’s Mardi Gras parade and celebration next weekend, The 101 Runners, a New Orleans Indian funk band, are performing at George’s Majestic Lounge tonight and leading the group is Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.

The $10 admission (ticket link) includes a costume competition for a 101 Runners gift assortment, as well as an opportunity to dance onstage with Mardi Gras Indians.

From the press release:

Through the universal language of music, the Runners, self-described as a “heavy percussive Indian funk band,” link past with present by combining hypnotic sounds, mesmerizing costumes and centuries-old traditional lore with hip-shaking seductive undertones and electrified New Orleans funk grooves.

Also tonight, TheatreSquared kicks off the first of four additional performances of Sundown Town, and Smoke & Barrel hosts Double Tough with DJs Shortfuze and Bizar.

Full list below:

The list

George’s Majestic Lounge: Big Chief Monk Boudreaux / Lord T & Eloise
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Cathead Biscuit
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Double Tough feat. Shortfuze & Bizar
Walton Arts Center: Beakman on the Brain
Dickson Theater: Drag Queen of Hearts Bingo & Dream Date Auction
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Sundown Town
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Darren Ray
Rogue Pizza Co.: Well Well Well / The Plaid Jackets / Kilroy

Public meetings

City Hall: Policemen’s Pension and Relief Board of Trustees * – 3:00 p.m.
City Hall: Planning Agenda Session and Tour * – 4:00 p.m.
Genesis Building: City Plan 2030 Community Presentation – 6:00 p.m.
City Hall: Housing Authority Board of Commissioners * – 6:00 p.m.
City Hall: Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods * – 6:00 p.m.

* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel are indicated with an asterisk