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Celebrate Fat Tuesday in Lubbock, Texas

Happy Fat Tuesday! For those that don’t know, “Mardi Gras” is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. Popular practices include wearing masks and costumes, dancing, sports competitions and eating King’s Cake.

If you’re interested in celebrating the start of Mardi Gras here are some events you should look into:

Meals on Wheels at The Civic Center — For family-friendly fun, this event includes sample food from 37 local restaurants, live music from The Shinn/Turner Dixieland Band, cash bar, children’s activities, beads, masks, and auction with more than 250 items, including a football signed by Kliff Kingsbury. Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for those 17 and under.

1501 Mac Davis Ln. 5:30-9:00 PM.

Jazz — Feel like you are celebrating in New Orleans by stopping and having some authentic Cajun/Creole cuisine.

3703-C 19th Street. Open until 11 PM with Happy Hour from 3-6.

Fox and Hound — For fun with friends, stop by for costumes, jello shots, beads, and  $7.99 Gumbo Special.

4210 82nd St #240. 6:00PM-2:00 AM. Karaoke Competition at 10 PM.