We are giving away a pair of tickets to Mardi Gras Ball @ Wonder Ballroom on February 6. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 5.
From our sponsors:
Portland Mardi Gras Ball
February 6, 2016
Doors 7:30 pm, Show 8 pm / $30 adv. / $35 door / 21+
128 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212
Life is a Carnival! Portland’s annual Mardi Gras Ball has been listed by the New Orleans Times-Picayune as one of the Top-5 most authentic Mardi Gras celebrations in the United States outside of Louisiana. And it’s no surprise given the event’s origins – produced since 2010 by the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus – a NOLA-style social club founded by Louisiana expatriates that now counts more than 100 members in Portland. This is no half-hearted plastic bead and powdered hurricane mix party, this is a critical mass of Louisiana revelry with full costume finery – the crazy, the macabre, the funny, the sexy, the rude – and high-spirited indulgence. Last year’s event at the Wonder Ballroom sold out weeks before the date so guests are highly encouraged to buy tickets in advance.
This year’s musical acts will include the Bridgetown Sextet; the Too Loose Cajun and Zydeco Band; and a PDX All-Star Tribute to the late, great Allen Toussaint featuring dozens of the PDX indie, Americana, folk, blues, and jazz artists who perform in the yearly critically-acclaimed Next Waltz concert.
There will be a costume contest with great prizes and the crowning of the Mardi Gras King and Queen with free traditional king cake distributed to the crowd.