Brands, Bands, and Booze for Mardi Gras
Who needs New Orleans? You can certainly find hurricanes and gumbo in New York (count on Bourbon Street Bar for the former and Duane Park for the latter), but stay local by visiting The Bell House who will be throwing a pretty spectacular Mardi Gras party on February 28th. A brass ensemble and Jonathan Toubin (who Vice Magazine once called “the only DJ we actually like) will both be playing. If that’s still not good enough, go see George Clinton at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (though, of course, no one’s telling you can’t party hop and go to both).
If these options still sound too tame for you, go rage at House of Yes. The Brooklyn venue, known for its wild, racy parties, will throw a bash they’re calling Mardi Gras: Brass, Sass & Ass. Idle Hands Brass Band will play, aerialists of Lady Circus will contort, and, according to the website, “booty shaking Nola bounce and brassy funk beats” will be performed by Illexxandra. There will also be an actual parade. Don’t forget a mask—the venue strongly encourages costumes. Plus, they protect your reputation from any possible damage you might do it at this event.
Bell House: Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM, tickets $15
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill: Doors 6PM / Show 8PM, tickets $42.50 in advance and $49 day of show
House of Yes: 10PM—3AM, No Charge!