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5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 9–11

Kam Franklin sings to trees, liberal rednecks, a Mardi Gras kickoff, and more.

02/08/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Let the Good Clothes Roll

Want/Love/Need: Mardi Gras Edition

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me, “What should I wear to Mardi Gras?” ...

02/08/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Fat Tuesday!

Get Wild With Three Brothers' King Cake Cheesecake and King Cake Petit Fours

Three Brothers Bakery has a pair of interesting twists on the king cake.

02/07/2018 By Joanna O'Leary

The Drawl

The Houstonian's Guide to Mardi Gras in Louisiana

Wait. You don't celebrate Mardi Gras by climbing a greased pole to retrieve a guinea hen? You do now.

01/30/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

All Aboard

How to Mardi Gras Like the Locals Do

Galveston’s 12-day, 105-year-old celebration is also among the nation’s most inclusive.

02/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: Mardi Gras with the Locals in Galveston

Join the state's largest Mardi Gras celebration this weekend.

02/02/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: The Best Mardi Gras You've Never Heard Of

In Port Arthur, a Southeast Texas-style Fat Tuesday celebration enters its 23rd year.

01/19/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Don't Eat the Baby

Celebrate Kings' Day With a Culinary Epiphany

Bistro Provence offers a traditional French take on the king cake.

12/29/2015 By Jennifer Nguyen

Mardi Gras

Bravado Spice Plans a Fat Tuesday Takeover at Royal Oak

James Nelson and the Bravado Spice crew are putting the "fat" in Fat Tuesday on February 17.

02/13/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

King of Kings

Where to Find the Best King Cakes in Houston

These classic Mardi Gras pastries taste best when they're faithful to their Louisiana roots.

01/14/2015 By Chris Abshire

Good Times Roll

Where To Go For Carnival This Year

Let our own Traveling Wizard show you the world-renowned party, from New Orleans to Rio

01/08/2015 By Bill Wiatrak

Slideshow

18th Annual San Luis Salute to Mardi Gras Gala

The crowds came out in force to close out Mardi Gras weekend with a party hosted by Tilman Fertitta.

03/06/2014

Slideshow

30th Annual Mardi Gras Ball and Parade Viewing Party

Houstonians donned their Prohibition-era finest for this year’s ball at Tremont House Hotel.

03/04/2014

Mardi Gras Spotlight

The Bold and the Statuesque: A Mardi Gras Fashion Preview

A Saks Fifth Avenue event offers a sneak peek of Galveston's favorite excuse for dressing up.

01/15/2014 By Sarah Gabbart