Laissez Bon Temps Rouler!

Though we're not all that close to New Orleans — and though the religious aspects of the celebration have long been overlooked — there's a good chance that many of you will take part in some sort of Mardi Gras-related partying this week.

And there's nothing wrong with that. It's good to blow off some steam in the middle of the work week on occasion.

Let's just try to keep some perspective while we're embarking on such heavy duty celebrating: Whereas Mardi Gras boasts a reputation as an “anything goes” type of holiday, just remember that this won't necessarily keep you from facing the consequences should you get a little too out of hand.

Crazy as it sounds, the “I didn't know I couldn't do that” excuse doesn't often work with officers of the law.

Sunday (3.2)
Super Fresh Local Fest at Dada
Featuring Dead Flowers, Auxiliary Voice, Madison King, and more.

American Rodeo at AT&T Stadium
The “Super Bowl” of rodeos comes to the Death Star.

Monday (3.3)
Paranoid Fan Meet-Up at Twilite Lounge
Meet Grantland contributor Bryan Curtis.

Drank and Draw at Mudsmith
I like to do drawrings.

Tuesday (3.4)
Lorde at South Side Ballroom
You can call her Queen Bee.

Com Truise, Ronnie Heart at Dada
Melting circuits since 1985.

Fat Tuesday Celebration at Twilite Lounge
Featuring David Washburn's NOLA jazz sextet.

Wednesday (3.5)
Oak Cliff Pub Quiz at Ten Bells Tavern
Drop some knowledge.

Thursday (3.6)
Remain in Light at Dan's Silverleaf
L.A. and Denton all-stars tackle the Talking Heads' classic album.

One-Year Anniversary Party at Three Links
The first of a three-day celebration.

Cocktails and Cleats at Fashion Industry Gallery
Mix and mingle with your favorite FC Dallas players.

Lily Kershaw at House of Blues
Everything's as it seems.

Friday (3.7)
Childish Gambino at South Side Music Hall
Because the internet.

Mad World Three-Year Anniversary at Rubber Gloves
Kicking off two days of celebrations.

Pop That! at The Travis (Upstairs)
Booty Fade's EP release party.

Reservoir Dogs at The Inwood
Every dog has its day.

Calhoun, Dove Hunter, The Family Piano at Shipping & Receiving
Songs on songs.

Saturday (3.8)
Street Arabs at Crown and Harp
Celebrating the release of their latest album.

Texas Music Revolution at South Fork Ranch
Featuring Jack Ingram, John David Kent, American Aquarium, Reckles Kelly, and more.

Untapped Festival at Panther Island Pavilion
Beer, bands, and more beer.

Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild
They'll retire Mike Modano's jersey before the game.

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