It’s Mardi Gras time again!
Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday”. It’s a time when, traditionally, people feasted on all the leftover foods they had around before the start of Lent. It has been long celebrated in our country, and here in the states, it’s most often associated with New Orleans, Louisiana. We have, however, our own little celebration in downtown Livermore! For the last 10 years, the Bothwell has hosted a spectacular celebration reminiscent of the “real deal”. My very first time attending was years ago, when it first began. I was amazed at how much work went into creating such a feat for the senses. The displays, the music, and art completely transform the building and make you feel like you are walking through the French Quarter.
Last week, Julia mentioned the opportunity to attend the mask making workshop. If you haven’t already signed up, do so quickly, as the workshop is tomorrow (Saturday, January 28th). If you don’t have a mask, and can’t make it to the workshop, no worries! There will be masks, beads, and boas for sale in the event souvenir shop during the event. The Mardi Gras festival is on Saturday, February 4th. Tickets range from $18-$50 depending on what package you decide on. Hurry over and grab yours before they sell out!
What to expect
In addition to a decked out party atmosphere, you will have the opportunity to enjoy live music, Louisiana cuisine, and drinks. And what would a Bothwell event be without amazing art from local artists? There will be a gallery, “street art,” and a silent auction. The funds raised by this event are used to keep their rehearsal and studio spaces affordable for all who use them, including non-profits.
More Mardi Gras Fun
So what can you do for Tuesday? If you are good with baking, try your hand at making our very own King Cake. King Cake is a special dessert, eaten only during Mardi Gras. If you don’t think that’s a good fit for your skills or schedule, pay a visit to Backyard Bayou at the Vineyard!