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Happy Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras!

“I see you, Mardi Gras!”

That’s what you say when you recognize a fellow masked reveler partying on Fat Tuesday, the last day to get your ya-yas out before Lent. Lent begins tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25. Don’t forget those beads.

So party on! While everybody who dives wholeheartedly into Mardi Gras in Boise (think people-watching freak-fest) usually ends up at the Balcony around midnight or so, here are some other places to go, things to do on this Fat Tuesday (watch out for those Hurricane cocktails, they taste like fruit juice, but wow, do they pack a punch!). And if you’re a last minute partygoer caught without a mask, try stopping by the Joker’s Wild or the Costume Shop on your lunch hour.

And make sure you call a cab if you’re drinking those Hurricanes!!

Neurolux: Fat Tuesday with the Red Light Variety Show 9 p.m., $10, get tickets at Record Exchange. Happy Hour: noon – 8 p.m.

Piper Pub & Grill does Fat Tuesday in Big Easy style, music by Jimmy Bivens, starts at 6:30 p.m. Drink specials: Hurricanes, Rum Punch, Big Damn Beers. Food: Red beans & rice, Jambalaya, Gumbo. “Beads, beads, beads and fun.”

Phat Tuesday at the Linen Building, $5 with mask, $7 without mask. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. DJ Shef and DJ Sam-I-am.

Fat Tuesday party at The Plank, (650 S. Vista) 9 p.m.. Free.

Mardi Gras Party at the Ranch Club (3544 Chinden Blvd.). Drink specials, food specials, beads and more beads.

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