B.B.’s Lawnside Blues & BBQ (1205 East 85th Street) kicks off its celebration at 7 p.m. with music from Trampled Under Foot and heaping plates of jambalaya and red beans and rice. Knuckleheads will be rocking from 7 to 11 p.m. with Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band at its annual Mardi Gras Party. There’s an $8 cover. Get in on the act at The Phoenix, which hosts an open jam from 7 to 11 p.m. with the Everette DeVan Trio. Ernest James Zydeco takes the stage at 7 p.m. at Nica’s 320 in the Crossroads.
The Fat Tuesday bash at the Brick (1727 McGee) begins when the doors open at 11 a.m. Discover crawfish pie and the reason that everybody loves to drink in New Orleans — they'll be serving up plenty of rum cocktails. Jazz (1823 West 39th Street) has gumbo and jambalaya. Both dishes are always on the menu, along with Hurricanes and Rum Runners, at the Cajun-themed restaurant where the Mardi Gras party goes from 7 p.m. to midnight. The Fox & Hound (10428 Metcalf) in Overland Park has $2 domestic drafts. And the Ying-Yang Twins are hosting a Mardi Gras Party at the Granada (1020 Massachusetts) in Lawrence. The doors open at 8:30 p.m., and admission is $15.
How will you be celebrating Fat Tuesday?