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Event: 'RedBeans And Rice Lundi Gras Ball'

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Date: Monday, February 23, 2009 At 05:30 PM
Duration: 1 Day
Contact Info:
Devin Meyers: 504.520.9953
Location:

RedBeans and Rice Lundi Gras Ball
Date: Lundi Gras, 2009
Where: The Southern Food and Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, Julia Street Entrance
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: advance online purchase: $20; at the door: $25
Contact: Devin Meyers: 504.520.9953 or devmeyers@gmail.com

Featuring the music of Paradig'm Soul Band
Coming this Lundi Gras, a new cultural expression will debut on the streets of New Orleans- The RedBeans and Rice Pleasure Club. Combining elements of pre-existing New Orleans traditions, this new group of 25 members will take to the streets with elaborate hand-made costumes created with red beans, rice, and bay leaves. A new tradition that celebrates one of the city’s most beloved culinary traditions, Monday Redbeans n’ Rice.

Since October, the group has been meeting discretely every Sunday to socialize, eat, and create their costumes. Each suit takes over 30 hours to complete and can weigh up to 50 pounds. Each red bean and grain of rice is attached using hot-glue. After many months of “beaning” the group is ready to take to the streets and bring yet another cultural tradition to the people of New Orleans.

On Lundi Gras day, Beans and Rice will begin in the Marigny and meander to the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, where a celebratory ball will be held. The event is open to the public and foodies are encouraged to attend!