If you need an excuse to go a little crazy before you get your Lent on or even if you dont heres a look at the plans bars have for Fat Tuesday, Feb. 12:
Youll find out why Rocci Johnson is Boises queen of Fat Tuesday when you head over to Humpin Hannahs, 621 W. Main St.,Boise, for The Return of Mardi Gras Mayhem! From 7 p.m. to close, youll find door prizes, DJs, beads, drink specials and Johnson, in an extravagant costume, with her band on stage. $5 at the door.
Bring your beads to China Blue, Dirty Little Roddys and Main Street Bistro for the annual Mardi Gras Block Party at 6th and Main streets in Boise. Youll find a $5 cover thats good for all three clubs, and $3 shots all night long. Oh, and theres an interesting door prize. BoisesBestBars.com.
Fat Tuesday will be bulging with the blues from 6 to 10 p.m. at Joes Sunshine Lounge, 1115 N. Curtis Road, Boise. The Boise Blues Society will present Jake Leg, Grape & the Grain and Juke Daddys, all bluesing it up to benefit the societys Blues in the Schools program. $5 suggested donation at the door. BoiseBlues.org.
Yes, they celebrate Fat Tuesday in Star. Head over to the Mardi Gras Party at Helina Maries, 11053 W. State St. Youll find beads, masks, costumes, food, music and dancing to New Orleans jazz from 6 to 10 p.m. $10 at the door. HelinaMaries.com.
Hungry? Lucky Fins in Meridian is doing a special gator-and-crawfish-packed menu. See Food Notes on page 21 for more.