New Orleans events calendar for Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2013


starlight racing: 5-10 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course & SLots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Horse racing under the lights featuring music by Karma in the Clubhouse, New Orleans legend DJ Jubilee in the beer garden, drink specials, food trucks, pop-up vendors and more. $5, general admission; $10, Clubhouse and beer garden. Dress to impress. (504) 944-5515 or

A Celebration of Excellence: 10 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. The Lousiana Black Chamber of Commerce and The 100 Black Men of America are sponsoring a cocktail chic gala to raise funds to support the efforts of the NFL Youth Education Town (YET) by helping provide mentorship and technical assistance to the Boys & Girls Club. Ages 21 and older. (347) 333-1086.


Asthma Educational Training-New Orleans: 6 p.m., Children’s Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans. Asthma Educational Training for Providers, Nurses & Healthcare Professionals. Sponsored by Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Asthma Management and Prevention Program (DHH).


Lunchbox Lecture: 1-2 p.m., National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Tommy Lofton presents “North Africa and the Kasserine Pass 70th Anniversary.” (504) 528-1944, ext 229.

Louisiana & Mississippi Wireless Associations Q1 Meetings & Social: 1 p.m., Four Points by Sheraton New Orleans, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Louisiana & Mississippi Wireless Associations with guest partnership of the Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum (WWLF). (888) 627-7596.

CARNIVAL WITH CRESCENT AT THE CATHEDRAL: Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave. The Cathedral with Crescent Pie and Sausage Co. will sell jambalaya, po-boys, sausages, hot dogs and drinks during the Druids and Nyx parade and will be open for every parade through Rex. Bathroom passes available. Proceeds will benefit the outreach programs of Christ Church Cathedral. (504) 895-6602.


New Orleans’ Original Red Light Tour: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m., Erin Rose Bar, 811 Conti St., New Orleans. New Orleans’ Original Red Light Tour takes you on a journey through ribald tales of Storyville, the Tango Belt, The Last Madame’s house and much more. $20. (504) 523-8619.

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