Gras in the Gaslamp


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It’s not New Orleans or Rio, but the Gaslamp Quarter has its own distinguished Mardi Gras fun and excitement. Fat Tuesday’s musical block party features Cajun and Creole dishes and special libations, like Southern Comfort hurricanes. Beads, beads and more beads fly from the floats of the masquerade parade. Dancers, bands and other acts entertain at the many stages throughout the quarter, with a wide choice of nightclubs and bars offering even more fun, and the Rad Hatter is present to disguise partygoers with brightly colored masks and hats. (Feb. 8 at 5. 619-233-5227; gaslamp.org/mardigras.php.)

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