Oh how I wish I was in New Orleans this week! I've been to New Orleans on St Patricks day, and it's one heck of a party, I can only imagine what Fat Tuesday will be like this year... especially after the Saints won the Super Bowl.
But, if you're like me, and stuck in Kansas City for Mardi Gras, I found these few events happening around town.
Pardi Gras Pub Crawl:
With five participating bars (Brooksider, Hooper's, Lew's, Granfalloon, and The Well) the Pardi Gras Pub Crawl won't disappoint on February 16th. For a mere $5 (presale at party venues) you'll have access to all the venues and get a free bus ride to and fro---the fun starts @ 6pm, buses leave every 15 minutes starting @ 7 and last bus departs @ 1:15.
Martini Gras at Martini Corner 2010:
The Martini Corner hosts their own 'Martini Gras' on Saturday, February 13th from 8pm-?.
The four bars of the Martini Corner will celebrate with drink specials all night (think $3 shots and $4 hurricanes) and guarantees a great time.
Visit the Martini Corner website for details.
Beads and the Blues:
The 19th Annual Kansas City Blues Society Pub crawl teams up with Westport this year on February 16th for their Beads and the Blues celebration.
Listen to some serious blues at local jam spots including Kelly's, Blaynet's, Harpos', ONE80, Darkhorse, Firefly, McCoy's and the Foundry.
Visit the Kansas City Blues Society Website for details. http://www.kcbluessociety.com/
Beads, Balconies and Bands at Power and Light:
The KCP&L's will have two Mardi Gras events in 2010. Their Mardi Gras Festival on February 13th, features live music, entertainment and over 30,000 beads thrown. This no cover event will have Mardi Gras specials at participating venues throughout the district, as well as musical guests Pomeroy (on stage at 8pm).
On February 16th, Shark Bar and McFadden's team up to host the KC Live! Balcony Garden Party. $2 specials all night.
Jazz Lousiana Kitchen:
Both locations (39th Street and Legend's at Village West) will celebrate Fat Tuesday the only way they know how with live bands, thousands of beads, and all the Hurricanes, and Rum Runners you can muster. course THE FOOD!
Mardi Ra Party: Ra Sushi, 11638 Ash St. in Leawood, celebrates with Mardi Gras-themed food and drink specials from 9 p.m. to midnight Tuesday. DJ Mike Scott spins from 10 p.m. to close
Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil: Enjoy crawfish flown in from Louisiana and live music from Risky Shift Phenomenon and the MGD’s with the Hearts of Darkness brass section at Crosstown Station, 1522 McGee St. Tickets are $12 and include crawfish, dirty rice, cornbread and a Hurricane. Starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
I was hoping for a parade, but have found nothing... Grrr...
I hope everyone has a safe and fun Mardi Gras! Laissez les bons temps rouler!