It’s Friday, and that means we’re all looking for something to do and lucky for us, Evansville’s YouTube channel, The Best Day Ever Evansville, runs the city’s largest calendar!
Hankering for some oysters or crawfish to get you in the Mardi Gras spirit?
If you can’t be in the French quarter, be on Franklin Street….
Lamasco Bar and Grill will roll out their annual Mardi Gras menu, available all weekend.
Bourbon aficionado Tom Fischer dropped by a few weeks ago to talk about this event, brought to you by the letter “b”, give your love the gift of bourbon at the Bourbon and Bowties event at Sauced!
Spend the evening enjoying a bourbon infused dinner prepared by Sauced chef Scott Schymik.
Each course will be paired with a bourbon tasting, and there will be a silent auction beginning at 6pm.
Proceeds benefit Pulmonary Fibrosis Partners, Inc.
Tickets are $75.
Escape the cold and journey to South America, by way of Mesker Park Zoo!
Be one of the first to stroll through Orchid Escape, a tropical jungle filled with blooming orchids, waterfalls, and exotic animals.
Guests to the preview party will enjoy the tastes of South American fare, music, art demonstrations, and docents sharing interesting tidbits about the plants and animals.
Tickets are $60 per person and include appetizers, dessert, and two complimentary beverages of your choice.
A cash bar will also be available.
Attendees must be 21 and over.
And…it’s back…the Mardi Gras Franklin Street Pub Crawl!
And if you can’t get out tonight, they’re doing it again Saturday.
Let the good times roll from 5pm to 2am both nights.
$10 gets you an armband which means no cover at the participating bars, there will be a trolley on Franklin and to Haynie’s corner for their The Real Creole Deal, where the restaurants will be featuring Mardi Gras fare both nights as well.
Over at PG, it’s Freaq Friday: a bass music showcase.
Doors open at eight, the beat drops at nine, and cover is just five bucks.
You can celebrate your lover before Valentine’s Day at Painting with a Twist Saturday, at 3pm.
Create a unique and customizable painting for your love.
Never painted in your life?
They’ll have an expert there to give you step by step instructions.
And more Mardi Gras fun…the Mardi Gras parade is Saturday!
Join the city in the celebration of all things Mardi Gras on historic Franklin Street.
The parade begins its march down the street at 4pm.
And there’s a lot more on that calendar, like an evening with Sinatra, a yard and bake sale to benefit Another Chance for Animals, the Sweetheart Art show at Stac, dance clubs, cooking classes, live music and more.
Get out and have The Best Day Ever!
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