You'd think Fat Tuesday would be almost extinct in a world of Zumba and Curves, but no, this 25th annual Mardi Gras Celebration marks the end of a party that's been going strong since Saturday. You'd also be forgiven if you hadn't known that Farmers Market has been doing Mardi Gras for 25 years, so see what you've been missing as you enjoy Cajun and zydeco music, nudity-optional bead-throwing, the Mutti Gras Pet Parade and Costume Contest, and more gumbo and jambalaya than you can shake a deep-fried alligator tail at. The Gras winds down with the accordion-rich stylings of Eddie Baytos & the Nervis Bros. and a procession strolling the length of the Plaza's trolley tracks, led by a New Orleans – style band and the Market's Mardi Gras Jester. Eat, drink and be merry – for tomorrow we die of shame. Blame the Catholics. Or Facebook. Whichever. Farmers Market, 6333 W. Third St., Beverly Grove; Tues., March 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; free. (323) 933-9211,

Tue., March 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 03/04/14)

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