So we missed the big parades in Long Beach and Venice over the rainy weekend, but there are a lot of good times still waiting to be rolled on Tuesday. As all New Orleans locals know, there is no flashing outside the Quarter. So sorry, no tits. But there is plenty of good food and good music all over town.
Liquid Kitty (West LA)
11780 Pico Blvd West LA (310) 473-3707 FREE
Liquid Kitty’s annual Mardi Gras bash is the place to find the most authentic music outside of Louisiana. The Damn Well Please Organ Trio will be blasting out the cajun, zydeco and New Orleans funk. Abita Beer $3 and Hurricanes $6 Sazerac Martinis $7.
3rd and Fairfax 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm FREE
The Farmer’s Market Mardi Gras is an LA institution. The 25th annual celebration will include New Orleans and Zydeco music, strolling parade bands, children’s activities, and bead throws. Dixie beer will be on tap, and The Gumbo Pot will be serving up some of the best catfish and jambalaya in town.
3pm 6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 FREE
Laissez lais bon temps roulez at Amoeba with a DJ spinning Mardi Gras tunes, beads, masks, floats, live funk and soul by Orgone at 4pm, and a parade at 4:30pm where everyone’s encouraged to bring an instrument and join in. A portion of the day’s proceeds (from ALL 3 stores + amoeba.com!) will be donated to Tipitina’s Foundation and the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic.