Airports celebrating Chinese New Year & Mardi Gras

To mark the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) will present a variety of special performances on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. on the “Asleep at the Wheel” stage, post-security and across from Gate 10.

Austin Chinese New Year

The line-up includes: soloist Shelley Chen, with a trio of student singers and a pianist; a four-piece band called G’Oldies; Jak Lee, performing as an electric guitar solo act, Chinese pop band 512 and Guzheng Shao Studio’s Chinese Instrumental Ensemble.

“Throw me something Friday” should be underway today at New Orleans International Airport and, over at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, they will be welcoming visitors coming to town for the city’s annual Historic Soulard Mardi Gras celebration and celebrating Mardi Gras Day at the Airport.

In addition to an exhibit of St. Louis Mardi Gras posters dating back to 1982, travelers will notice airport employees dressed up for Mardi Gras and volunteers handing out beads to travelers. There will also be jazz bands playing in both terminals. Here’s the schedule:

Jim Stevens Duo- 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. (Terminal 1)
Heather Matthews Trio- 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. (Terminal 1)
The Usual Suspects- 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. (Terminal 2)
St. Louis Songbird Duo- 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. (Terminal 2)

St. Louis Mardi Gras