Carnival Monday 2013 is 37 days away so if you are not ready you might as well begin making plans for C2K14, scheduled for March 3-4.
The first calypso tent (Divas Calypso Cabaret International) premiered the season last Wednesday at De Nu Pub in Woodbrook; steelbands are already well into practice sessions for this year’s national Panorama competition; mas bands have been launched, a couple since last July; and, the first all-inclusive fete of several—St Francois Girls’ College’s Soca Hula, at T&T Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI), Airways Road, Chaguaramas—takes place tomorrow night.
Trinity College’s Soka in Moka XIV takes place on Sunday evening, on the school compound in Moka, Maraval.
This year’s Savannah Party (National Panorama semifinal) is scheduled for 11 am on January 27 and this year, the National Calypso Monarch final will not be held in Dimanche Gras, at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, on Carnival Sunday night, but on Thursday, February 7, at the same venue.
The King and Queen of Carnival finals, also to be held in the Savannah, takes place the following evening.
The National Carnival Commission (NCC) is yet to reveal its new format for Dimanche Gras but one can guess it will take the form of a champions’ night with all the winners of C2K13 being showcased.
C2K13 Events Calendar
6 pm: St Francois Girls’ College presents its 11th Annual All Inclusive Carnival Fete ( “Soca Hula”), music by Roy Cape All Stars feat Blaxx, Kes the Band, and DJs Hurricane George and Howie T, Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI), Airways Road , Chaguaramas.
8 pm: Tribe Ice Break the Ice Cooler Party, Jean Pierre Complex, Port-of-Spain.
8 pm: Fantasy Savage Fete, Pier 1, Chaguaramas.
5 pm: Trinity College holds Soka in Moka XIV, Moka, Maraval;
5 pm: Island People’s Yeah! Big Bang, O2 Park, WMR, Chaguaramas.
6 pm: National Single Pan Tobago Panorama preliminary, Shaw Park, Tobago.
7 pm: Pan Trinbago stages National Single Pan North Panorama preliminary, Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook.
8.30 pm: Kalypso Revue premieres C2K13 season, feat Chalkdust, Baron, Bally, Pink Panther, Devon Seales, Sexy Suzie, Nicole Greaves, Impulse, Tony Prescott, Tenille Cooper, Starr George, Sprangalang, CG, and more, The Velodrome, Arima.
3 pm: Pan Trinbago stages National Single Pan South-Central Panorama preliminary, Pleasantville, San Fernando.
4 pm: Old Hilarians hosts Back Home!...and better than ever (BAHS All-Inclusive Fete), Bishop Anstey High School Grounds, Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain.
4 pm: One Fete, music by Machel Montano, Kes the Band, Bunji & Fay Ann, Iwer and much more, Queen’s Park Oval, Elizabeth Street, Woodbrook.
4 pm: Maz Charitable Foundation hosts fund-raising all-inclusive fete, feat Roy Cape All Stars, with Blaxx; Dil-E-Nadan, feat Raymond Ramnarine; Dr Derek Seales, General Imran Beharry; Ronnie Mac Intosh & Experience; plus, Benjai, Kenson Group of Companies (opposite The Southern Academy for the Performing Arts), Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando.
8 pm: Tuco East Zone premieres Kaiso Karavan, Eric Williams Auditorium, La Joya Complex, EMR, St Joseph.
9 pm: Blaze It Up (Fire Fete 2013), music by The Asylum Band, feat Bunji and Fay Ann, and others, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain.
9 pm: Victoria’s and The Goodmen Crew hold Carnival Soca Jam, music by DJs Dr Ross and Special Delivery, De Nu Pub, Woodbrook.
Noon: UWI FETE (“Yalla!......Let's Go!”), in aid of UWI Development & Endowment Fund, music by Roy Cape All Stars, feat Blaxx; Kes the Band, feat Kees Dieffenthaller; JMC 3Veni, feat KI; Dil-e-Nadan, feat Raymond Ramnarine; and, DJ Crosby, Principal’s Grounds,
UWI, St Augustine;
3 pm: Pan Trinbago stages National Panorama East preliminary, Velodrome, Arima.
4 pm: Ridge Poolside all-inclusive.
4 pm: Soaka Cooler Fete, Bowen Marines, WMR, Chaguaramas.
7 pm: Pan Trinbago stages National Small & Medium Tobago Panorama preliminary, Shaw Park, Tobago.
8.30 pm: Kalypso Revue premieres C2K13 season, feat Chalkdust, Baron, Bally, Pink Panther, Devon Seales, Sexy Suzie, Nicole Greaves, Impulse, Tony Prescott, Tenille Cooper, Starr George, Sprangalang,
CG, and more, SWWTU Hall, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain.
Sahara—The Breakfast Party, Maracas Beach, Maracas.
7 pm: Pan Trinbago stages National Small & Medium North Panorama preliminary, The Paddock, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain.
9 pm: Inferno, Queen’s Park Oval, Woodbrook.
4 pm: Pan Trinbago stages National Small & Medium South/Central Panorama preliminary, Skinner Park, San Fernando;
5 pm: Feting With the Saints all-inclusive, St Mary’s College, Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain.
5 pm: Presentation College all-inclusive, Presentation College, Chaguanas.
9 pm: Stumped!!!
9 pm: Girls Gon White 13.
9 pm: Ambience—The Premium All-Inclusive, Lydon Lara residence;
9 pm: St Benedict’s College fund-raising Carnival fete, music by DJ Fully Loaded Sound System, St Benedict's College Compound, La Romaine.
2 pm: Nikkiland, The Anchorage, Chaguaramas.
3 pm: Pan Trinbago stages National Small & Medium East Panorama preliminary, Velodrome, Arima.
4 pm: Yorke Inc and FB Promotions hold Annual All-Inclusive Fete, feat Dil-e-Nadan, Kes the Band, Destra, Point Fortin Engine Room, Scorpion Pan Reflection and more, Trinity College East, Trincity.
4 pm: PREStige Feteology 101, Presentation College, San Fernando.
4 pm: Eclectic Promotions hosts Trincity Secrets, a unique all-inclusive experience, music by DJs Kauki and Mikes, Second Street, West DeLamarre, Trinicity.
5 pm: Red Edge Fete, The Red Shoe Arena.
7 pm: Pan Trinbago stages National Panorama C2K13 large conventional bands preliminary judging, panyards nationwide.