My Spilt Milk picks our Mardi Gras weekend favorites, including Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Rich Homie Quan, and Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks.

Photo of Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Quintron and Miss Pussycat

Saturday: Galactic, Afroman, 11 p.m., Tipitina’s: Galactic and the weed-centric rapper team up to celebrate the Mardi Gras essentials, funk and weed (tickets); Also on Saturday: Morning 40 Federation, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Better Than Ezra, 10 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); 3D Na’Tee, 10:30 p.m., House of Blues’ Parish (tickets); The Soul Rebels, 9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Rebirth Brass Band, Jermaine Quiz, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (free); Neville Gras with Cyril Neville’s Swampfunk feat. Willie Green, Cranston Clements, Nigel Hall, Carl Dufrene and special guests, 10 p.m., Maple Leaf Bar; Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Naughty Professor, 10 p.m., The Maison

Sunday: Dumpstaphunk, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf: Ivan Neville and his funk purists bring some soul to the Howlin' Wolf, Sunday night (free); Also on Sunday: Trombone Shorty’s Bacchus Bash, 5th Ward Weebie, 11 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf’s Den (free); The Scorseses, Gravy Flavored Kisses, 8 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); New Orleans Klezmer Allstars, Rory Danger and The Danger Dangers, 10 p.m., Hi Ho Lounge

Monday: Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Dry Heaves, Ice Balloons, and DJs Vashti Windish of K-Holes and Gri9 Gri9, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: Synth-organ virtuoso Quintron and his puppeteering wife, Miss Pussycat, carry on the Lundi Gras tradition with their Monday-night show at Jacks (tickets); Also on Monday: Valparaiso Men’s Chorus, 8 p.m., Saturn Bar; George Porter Jr. and His Runnin’ Pardners, Naughty Professor, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (free); Galactic, Eddie Roberts and the Nola Nights, 11 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, The Scorseses, Strange Roux, 9:30 p.m., Prytania Bar; Juvenile, Hot 8 Brass Band, 10:30 p.m., The Republic (tickets); Baby Bee, Bantam Foxes, Prom Date, 10 p.m., Circle Bar; Gravity A, Nigel Hall Band, 10 p.m., Dragon’s Den

Tuesday: Rich Homie Quan, DJ Poppa, 7 p.m., Mardi Gras World: The Atlanta rapper performs tracks from his latest mixtape, I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In (tickets); Also on Tuesday: New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, Gypsyphonic Disko, 3 p.m., d.b.a.; Pinettes Brass Band, Street Legends Brass Band, Panorama Brass Band, 21st Century Brass Band, Most Wanted Brass Band, 2 p.m., Hi Ho Lounge

Thursday: Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Purling Hiss, 10 p.m., House of Blues: Lead singer of Pavement, Stephen Malkmus, performs with the seasoned Jicks with tracks from the new album Wig Out at Jagbags (tickets); Also on Thursday: Steve Miller Band, 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre (tickets); G. Love and Special Sauce, Kristy Lee, 9:30 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets)

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Members of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club host Zulu’s Lundi Gras, a Monday celebration filled with food, music, arts and crafts along the mighty Mississippi.