This week Mardi Gras comes to Middle-earth with a couple of events on Landroval. The night after Ales & Tales visits their kin house, the Mardi Gras Party Band present their weekly concert in front of the Prancing Pony Inn at 8pm EST on Fat Tuesday. The Bounders of the Shire present Fat Hobbit Tuesday at 8:45pm EST/ST with music from the Green Hill Music Society, a costume contest, and the crowning of the King or Queen of Fat Hobbit. Find out more information about these events and more below.
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All events are listed in Eastern Standard Time (-5 GMT)/server time from Sunday through the end of the week, but an additional time zone is listed for EU server events. You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page is to submit a form. I’m always open to feedback and suggestions, both here and through the submissions form, so let me know if there’s something we should feature. Thanks for reading!
Time: 3pm EST/8pm GMT
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, The Shire
Description: The regular weekly Green Dragon Friday will take on a pie theme this week, so be sure to bring your pie related songs, poems, stories, and of course some of that lovely baked good. Green Dragon Friday features light RP chat, heavy drinking, much music and dance, perhaps some riddles, many a pie, definitely a poem, ever so often a story, always the latest in hobbit news and gossip, sometimes a few surprises. This is a hobbit event–a few visiting dwarves are welcome, but the planners request that the crowd remain mostly hobbit only. All chat is in-character and songs should be appropriate to the atmosphere.
Notenzauber: Jazz music
Time: 3pm EST/21:00 CET
Location: Ivy Bush Inn
Description: A jazz concert
No Whole Bard
Time: 6am EST/11am GMT/10pm AEDT
Location: Prancing Pony Stage
Description: Monthly concert
Location: In the minastrivia channel
Description: All questions will be asked in the minastrivia channel and all responses must be given in the minastrivia channel. (/joinchannel minastrivia) The first correct answer will win the prize. Questions will range from easy to extremely difficult, prizes are assigned accordingly. Google is prohibited until the trivia master says it is okay.
Ales and Tales
Time: 8:30pm for Nibbles & Nobs, 9:30pm for Ales & Tales
Location: Mardi Gras Party kinhouse, 9 Chestnut St, Darstead, Bree-land
Description: Volunteer to tell a tale, sing a song, recite a new poem, anything you wish to share with others in an RP setting. Nibbles and Nobs offers an open stage to all performers, while Ales and Tales features a house band and scheduled performers (all are welcome to sign up). Location changes every week, so /joinchannel alesandtales to find out more information.
The Mardi Gras Party Band
Location: Prancing Pony Inn, Bree
Description: Weekly concert
Location: Bird & Baby Inn, Michel Delving, The Shire
Description: The Bounders of the Shire and the Green Hill Music Society are pleased to announce that the 8th annual celebration of Fat Hobbit, the culmination of the Mary Grass season, will be held in the beer garden of the Bird & Baby in Michel Delving next Tuesday, the 28th of February, starting at 8:45PM EST. It will be an evening of music and dance. Compete in the costume contest (using the Mary Grass colours of green, purple and gold) to be named the King or Queen of Fat Hobbit!
Location: Lore Hall across from the Cat Lady’s House, Bree
Description: A free in-depth reading of the trilogy with the Tolkien Professor which will bring in other works that impacted the story and considers new angles and aspects. The course takes place every Tuesday throughout January on a different server each week, and is followed by a field trip to a relevant location. Go to Discord or Twitch to follow the discussion.
Time: 11am and 10:30pm
Location: Bronwe’s Folly, Archet, Bree-land
Description: Midweek Tunes and Ales is a weekly event every Wednesday at 10:30pm and 11:00am servertime. It’s always in a different place each week, we could be at Weathertop or Rivendell, maybe even the depths of Moria, playing music throughout Middle Earth! We welcome all travelers who are passing through to join if like to share a tune, story, or just dance!
Location: Bree Park
Concerning Hobbits Party Time
Location: The Bird & Baby Inn, Michel Delving, The Shire
Description: These weekly parties feature games, music, pies, light RP, prizes, and fireworks. Party games include the Bad Joke Contest, Riddle Game, Hide-a-Hobbit, and more.
The Carnaval season continues past Mardi Gras next Friday and Saturday on Sirannon. Grand Charivari starts at 3pm EST/21:00 CET on March 3rd in Bree with a costume party. It continues at 8am EST/14:00 CET the next day with a full slate of concerts and contests. There’s plenty to see and do even for non-French speakers. Please see the poster below for more details.
The weekly LOTRO Beacon debuted yesterday with a roundup of events, community spotlights, fansite news, and more. All event planners, kin recruiters, and content creators should be sure to get in touch with Standing Stone Games so they may be featured in future editions.