Mardi Gras 2014 is here. Festivities close at midnight tomorrow (Fat Tuesday), but it’s been carnival party time in New Orleans since February 15th. If you can’t wing your way down to NOLA to join the fun, we’ve got some ways you can celebrate closer to home. So grab a mask and enjoy the festivities with us!
Fat Tuesday Parties in Chicago
If Chicago is closer to home, Jessica C. (@RedEyeJessica) offers where to celebrate Fat Tuesday in The Windy City.
Video of the Week
Every year, New Orleans sprouts a new tree species during Mardis Gras: the bead tree. Just for luck, they’re left up all year!
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