Bay Area Fat Tuesday Parties

By Erika Okano
|  Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011  |  Updated 10:09 AM PDT
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Bay Area Fat Tuesday Parties

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Before Ash Wednesday comes Mardi Gras and the biggest day of Mardi Gras is Fat Tuesday.

There are a number of Fat Tuesday events around the Bay Area today, we found a couple of these on Patch.

  • The Poorhouse Bistro in San Jose will feature the music of The Montego's "Tribute to the Meter's" from 5 to 9 p.m. today. If you go, make sure you show up early. There's a game at the Shark Tank so the Poorhouse Bistro will most likely be extra packed today.
  • In San Francisco celebrate Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore. Today is the final day of the four-day celebration between Sutter and McAllister. There will be a parade, live jazz music and face painting. The free festivities kick off at 5 p.m. There will also be a masquerade ball featuring a costume contest.
  • Pican in Oakland will bring a taste of the Big Easy to the East Bay. The party will include New Orleans fare, cocktails and a Zydeco band. Tickets are $59 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Augustine's High School in New Orleans 7th ward.
  • Mark St. Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band will take the stage in Berkeley tonight. They will perform at the Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center at 8:30 p.m.
  • While Zigaboo Modeliste will headline the Club Fox in Redwood City tonight. His performance starts at 8 p.m.

Fat Tuesday is supposed to end at midnight. That's when Ash Wednesday starts, the first day of Lent.

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