Tonight, revelers will be drinking and eating fatty foods to help celebrate one of everyone's favorite holidays - Mardi Gras! Also known as 'Shrove' or 'Fat' Tuesday, Mardi Gras is everyone's last chance to participate in some Carnival celebrations (aka debauchery) before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season which begins on Ash Wednesday.
So, if you're looking for a place to go out and participate in some drinking, and get some beads, here are a few good events around town that you can have fun at.
28th Annual Mardi Gras at Farmers Market
The annual festival features arts, crafts, music, performances, and delicious food, all with New Orleans flair. The event is located at 6333 W. 3rd St. in Los Angeles.
Amoeba Music’s Mardi Gras Parade
Amoeba Music in Hollywood is hosting a parade! The event will feature New Orleans-style food and DJs spinning music. The parade kicks off at 4 p.m. and you're encouraged to bring horns and noisemakers to join in on the parade. Come hang out with the Amoeba Music folk at 6400 Hollywood Blvd.
If parades aren’t for you, or you're looking for some more family friendly fare, why not bring the kids to the Zimmer Museum? You'll be able to create your own Mardi Gras mask and learn the importance of the holiday’s colors, all while listening to jazz music. Stop by between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Mask making is included with the $7.50 entry fee. Located at 6505 Wilshire Blvd.
Spare Tire Kitchen and Tavern
Enjoy some specialty Mardi Gras cuisine as the restaurant celebrates the holiday. Menu items include po’boy sliders, jambalaya, gumbo and beignets. The event will also feature stilt walkers, magicians, party favors and live music. The regular menu will not be available during the event. Dinner gets started at 6 p.m. and is served through 10 p.m.. The party goes down at 5370 Wilshire Blvd.