Krewe of Vidal parade rolls out weekend events

Published 12:11 am Thursday, January 26, 2012

NATCHEZ — Coming out of some possibly rough weather today, this weekend has lots to offer to the whole family and some adult-only entertainment, as well.

Krewe of Vidal

The second-annual Krewe of Vidal will roll at 2 p.m. Saturday, marking the first Mardi Gras parade of the year.

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Mardi Gras in Vidalia Chairperson Cassandra Lynch said floats, cars, dance teams, ATVs, motorcycles and antique cars will line up at 1 p.m. at Vidalia Upper Elementary School. The route will go down Carter Street and end at Vidalia High School.

The theme this year is “All about you,” which Lynch said would give participants a chance to go with whatever theme they wish.

Riders will be throwing Mardi Gras beads, candy, cups and other trinkets, Lynch said.

Lynch asked that parents be sure to keep a close eye on their children to prevent them from getting too close to the floats.

“I cannot stress safety enough,” Lynch said.

“I hope people come out and have a great time.”

Natchez Little Theater

Natchez Little Theater players might recommend keeping the kids at home for a presentation of “Sordid Lives,” a comedy about the underbelly of society.

Curtains will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Sordid Lives” was nominated for more than 30 awards during its run in Los Angeles. The show was originally produced by author Del Shores for theatre in Hollywood on May 11, 1996, said Layne Taylor, the NLT artistic and executive director.

In 2000, the movie adaptation of “Sordid Lives” was released by Regent Entertainment and has become a cult phenomenon, he said.

All tickets are $15 for non-members of Natchez Little Theatre.

For reservations, call Natchez Little Theatre at 319 Linton Ave., at 601-442-2233 or 1-877-440-2233. Purchase of tickets online at will guarantee entrance.

11th Moon Storytelling

The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians will host the 26th Annual Eleventh Moon Storytelling from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Stories will be told at the museum auditorium by local and regional volunteer storytellers and will focus on Native American themes.

Admission is free for those ages 9 and up, and seating is limited.

Fan-making workshop

Participants can learn the 19th century art of flirtation — using a fan — from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Historic Jefferson College.

Participants will make their own fans and decorate them with watercolors. The cost is $15. For more information, e-mail