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Bay Area 'Fat Tuesday' Celebrations

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Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez! Let the good times roll! New Orleans might be the original American Mardi Gras, but California knows how to party. Check out these Bay Area hotspots, and don't forget your beads!

Sake And Sound Fat Tuesday with J. Casablanca
Hotel Nikko
222 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Tuesday, March 4

Don't call it a happy hour, don't call it a club night. Sake And Sound hits San Francisco with a fresh twist on the afterwork social scene every Tuesday!

Join us on March 3rd as we "Laissez les bons temps rouler" for a special Fat Tuesday edition of Sake and Sound. Get in the spirit with $7 Japanese Hurricanes and take-in the funky house vibes provided by Las Vegas based DJ J Casablanca, as well as our residents DJ Shawn Steele and Clarisse. Located inside the luxurious, and award-winning Nikko Hotel, guests of "Sake & Sound" can grab a table, order a variety of Saké options, along with light cuisine by executive chef Philippe Striffeler, a full bar, specialty cocktails, complemented by the deep house soundtrack provided by a selection of the Bay Area's finest DJ's.

Bubbles, Beads & Low Country Boil!
Mardi Gras at 1313 Main
1313 Main St
Napa, CA 94559

Tuesday, March 4

Beginning at 6pm, go all out in costume for a night full of all you can eat Crawfish boil, patio games, photo booth and Jazz music. The King and Queen of Mardi Gras will be announced at 7:30 during our King's Cake Competition with prizes!

Fat Tuesday at Amoeba SF
Amoeba Music
1855 Haight
San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, March 4

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Amoeba San Francisco with our Fat Tuesday DJ extravaganza! We will be rolling out a Mardi Gras melange of music from 1:30 - 6pm with three of our favorite DJs.

Fat Tuesday Band
Biscuits Blues
401 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Tuesday, March 4

The FTB presents the great funky vibe of New Orleans' best music from groups like The Meters, The Neville Brothers, Fats Domino, Rebirth Brass Band, Satchmo, and Professor Longhair. The Fat Tuesday Band also features a series of exciting guest musicians including; New Orleans piano man Randy Craig, and soul singer Edna Love among others.

Mardi Gras Party!
1317 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702-1021

Tuesday, March 4

Two of our best Cajun/zydeco bands – the Aux Cajunals and Tri Tip Trio – celebrate Fat Tuesday, Ashkenaz style! It's the best excuse to dress up in outrageous clothes, or costumes, or masks, or lots of Mardi Gras beads, and dance to the music that is native to Louisiana – not the New Orleans Mardi Gras, but more like the Mamou Mardi Gras! Everyone is invited to join in the Mardi Gras parade that kicks things off after the dance lesson. Somewhere in the festivities both bands are bound to combine and jam. The Tri Tips hit the more modern styles, while the Aux Cajunals dig deep into the music's century-old legacy.

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