It’s Never Been A Better Time To Be A Member: Concerts, Movies, Classes and More!

The Mystic Krewe has had a busy year.  We’ve been remiss in updating the public side of our web site, despite the fact that we’ve had a ton of things going on.   

We’ve now done more than a dozen Live From the PinChurch concerts.  Be sure to check out our YouTube Page and Subscribe!  There’s a good chance at any given moment, we’ve got another one on the calendar.  It’s one of the rare times when there is a chance for non-members to visit the PinChurch — we sell a very small number of public tickets usually a few weeks before the show.  Check the Events page for more details.

We have also been doing a Regular Movie Night on our 15 foot HD theater, as well as Gaming Nights where members play card, board and strategy games.   We also have a state-of-the-art Virtual Reality System with 150+ of the latest games and simulations.

We’ve also been doing a wide variety of interesting classes on subjects as diverse as Beekeeping and CPR to Magic Tricks, to microcontroller builds using Raspberry Pis for PiMAME gaming systems and Magic Mirror displays.

In keeping with our motto, “Melior Quam Ante” (which means “Better Than Before” in Latin), our group has also been giving back to the community, by doing volunteer work with groups such as the Second Harvest Food Bank.  This is a really great organization that does a lot of good in the local community.  Everybody should help out when they can.

We’ve continued to do a variety of social activities and events, from private corporate parties, to birthday celebrations, and even an absolutely amazing “Friends-giving” last November with an amazing spread of food!

Our membership continues to grow.  And our community becomes more energized and supportive.  This crazy social experiment is becoming very rewarding.   If you have always wondered whether there can be a place, filled with creative, passionate, empathetic people who like to learn and share, minus the toxicity ever-present in our day-to-day lives, yes, it is possible!   If you’d like to find out more and how to join our amazing group — even if you’re not nearby, you can still help support us and benefit from our work.   Visit: for more!   And contact us if you have any questions or inquiries!

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MK partners with the New Orleans Film Festival

The Mystic Krewe is proud to be a partner with the New Orleans Film Festival to call attention to young and up and coming filmmakers!

We will be having a presence at the 2017 Festival at the Broad Theater at 636 North Broad, FRIDAY, October 13th., 6:45pm for the premier of the documentary film, “The Power of Glove”. Join us to help support local arts.

Come on out to see the show this Friday, Oct 13th at Broad Theater,636 N Broad St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119! Public welcome! Show starts at 6:45pm.

Tickets are $10 for NOFF members and $13 for non-members at the door.  Additional tickets for the entire film festival lineup are also available.

For tickets to the New Orleans Film Festival screenings visit:

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Mystic Krewe Featured on NPR

We at the Mystic Krewe would like to thank the amazing producers of NPR’s “Out To Lunch” radio show, Grant Morris, Peter Ricchiuti and the whole gang for the wonderful time we had on their show.

We’ve had a lot of interesting press coverage lately, as well as a variety of cool activities. Our eighth Live From the PinChurch show featuring Alexis & the Samurai was a great success.

We’ve recently held classes on a variety of topics from Beekeeping to CPR, with many more fun things to come!

In addition to our normal social activities, we have a number of business projects in development, including work on electronics, lighting, software, mobile applications and more.  We’re also gearing up for the Louisiana State Pinball Championships in a few weeks.  We are also hosting a weekly pinball league at our public satellite location at 2315 St. Claude.   The Mystic Krewe Pinball Parlor – the area’s largest array of pinball machines out in public for everyone to enjoy.

We are always looking for cool, creative, interesting people to join our special family!

For information on our group and how to join, visit the MK about page.

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Update on activities

2017 has been action-packed within the Mystic Krewe, and we’ve been remiss in updating the web site, instead focusing our time on various projects.  Here’s a partial list of what we’ve been doing lately:livefrompc_cap

  • Many more live concerts – We’ve now done seven “Live From the PinChurch” concerts and are still editing and releasing videos.  We’ve hosted a very diverse array of bands in our private cyber-studio of different styles and configurations, from small folk acts, to orchestras.    As always, members get in free to the shows, and there’s a limited number of public tickets, which now seem to sell out fast.  We’ve started a new Youtube channel for the PinChurch.  Be sure to Subscribe!mame class
  • Classes – We recently produced another fun event, an Introduction/Overview of how to build a MAME (custom arcade) system.  We’ve got future classes lined up in everything from stained glass to public relations and ProTools. Our members are very generous about sharing their time and their skills with the group.
  • Charity Events – The MK continues to support a variety of benevolent organizations, including recently the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra and the Humane Society of Louisiana.  We’re working on setting up a volunteer day to help Habitat For Humanity.mkpp01
  • New Orleans first pinball arcade in 30+ years! – We finally opened a public pinball arcade at 2315 St. Claude, and we are working on opening up an even larger scale venue and looking for partners!
  • Tech Projects – We’ve got a wide variety of cool tech projects that we’re doing, from laser cutting leather into neat items to sell, to designing custom digital LED “smart lights” and creating Internet-aware widow
  • Pinball – Our member, Adrienne Black became the first woman ever to win a state pinball championship!  Congrats Adeienne.  She went to Las Vegas to compete in the nationals.  There’s even talk of us hosting a future regional/world pinball championship.  More tournaments are coming to the Mystic Krewe Pinball Parlor downtown as well!foilhatman
  • Membership – We’ve been adding many new members to the family and our weekly events are becoming really special.  Our amazing array of interesting, creative and passionate people are a joy to hang out with.  It’s so rewarding to be surrounded by cool people so willing to help.  If you’d like to be among us, see if membership is for you!
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Want to Join Us?
The Mystic Krewe is looking for creative, passionate, ethical, progressive people to join our ranks and help us create a fun and friendly organization. We like to socialize and play games, but also learn, teach and share, and collaborate on business ventures and other projects. If this sounds interesting to you, consider petitioning to become a member. Check the topics on the upper nav bar under "About Us": "FAQ", and "Membership" for more information, then Contact Us to set up a meeting and tour!

Sell or donate your Pinball or Arcade game to us!

If you have an old pinball machine -- in any condition, consider donating or selling the game to us. We will restore it to its former glory and share it with others. For more info Contact Us!
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Click here to See our library of videos of past concerts and other performances.
We rent/operate arcade machines and make our resources avilable for special events!
Our collection of games, our museum and our expertise in restoring, maintaining and operating the South's largest collection of vintage coin-op machine is available to partner with others in the area! If you're operating a corporate event and looking for a truly UNIQUE venue or need vintage or modern games, or have a movie production that's looking for special items for set decoration, WE CAN HELP! We have extensive experience doing movie productions as well as corporate events. We are also looking for a public venue where we can set up a very special, unique array of vintage pinball and other devices. We can offer a very attractive and lucrative arrangement with someone in the area who has experience and resources! Club owners, investors, entrepreneurs, restauranteurs.... contact us to set up a meeting and let us show you how to have one of the most unique businesses in the country. Location won't matter. People will come from hundreds of miles around to visit this place. If you have resources and are intrigued, Contact Us
Active Projects
Below is a sampling of the active projects taking place within the Mystic Krewe. These are not all that's going on. If you would like to participate, contact us.

  • Sewing Group - Meets semi-regularly on Tuesdays working on various sewing projects from cloths and quilts to leatherwork and beyond.
  • Video Editing & Production Study Group - ongoing weekly meetings to learn beginner, basic and advanced videography, using HD cameras and Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Premier Pro, After Affects, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Pinball Repair - Ongoing sessions showcasing basic and advanced pinball and video game repairs. Members come by at their leisure and we tackle various projects.
  • Music Group - MK members comprise a number of popular bands in the area as well as aspiring musicians. We regularly assemble to learn, teach, share and jam in the studio.
  • Basic Electronics/Micro Controllers by example - We're working with the Beaglebone microcomputer, the next generation over the Raspberry Pi, and learning basic electronics and embedded systems by developing a few simple and useful devices. Our flagship product will be a super-intelligent custom A/C thermostat/humidistat.
  • Computer-controlled DMX systems - Using computers to control lights and FX controllers.
  • Stained Glass Workshop - preparing for a class on how to make stained glass art.
  • ProTools and audio recording systems - The ongoing setup and configuration of our multi-track digital studio and podcasting system.
  • Construction and woodworking - We are designing and building custom desks and other fixtures, as well as working on unique artistic pieces and furniture to resell.
  • Mobile Applications Development - Android and IOS development groups are forming to begin learning and designing mobile apps, forming business ventures around these projects.
  • .... and more!
Want to help?
In our quest to celebrate learning, creativity, responsibility, personal advancement, sharing and helping each other and our community. Please consider giving what you can. Any token donation goes a long way in helping cover our expenses and increase our impact on the community. It means so much!

While financial donations are the most critical at this point, if you have other material items or resources to offer our group, please contact us! Thank you so much!!