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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v11n7 (02/16/2012) » Section: Mardi Gras 2012

It's Fat Tuesday, Mes Chéries!

Next year the Artvoice Mardi Gras party will be old enough to vote. Imagine what that will mean. Just ask yourself: Who will Fat Tuesday vote for?

The Belles of Mardi Gras

Where would we be without Chevon Davis and her sparkling troupe of drag queens, storming the clubs of Allentown and Chippewa in tiaras, wigs, and eveing gowns, spreading their special brand of joyous mayhem?

The 17th Annual Artvoice Mardi Gras Parade

Once again, on this Fat Tuesday, the Artvoice Mardi Gras Parade will snake its way from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery down Elmwood Avenue to Allentown, east to Main Street, then Pearl, then Chippewa, back to Allen Street, where it comes to an end. It will be led by a fleet of hardy, cold-weather cyclists, mustered each year by our Grand Marshals, the Green Option Buffalo Krewe.

Mardi Gras Joints, Events & Best Bets

Celebrating Fat Tuesday in the historic Allentown district means spending some time in your favorite colorful Allen Street haunts, venturing to the bustling and nearby Delaware Avenue and North Street, and exploring off the beaten path down narrow Virginia Place. Allentown always offers nighttime rendezvous, top-shelf cocktails, and eclectic live music, but on Mardi Gras the whole area cranks it up a few fat notches to really let the good times roll. Overflowing with bright beads, artsy patrons, and entertainment of every variety, historic Allentown is sure to be Buffalo’s own decadent New Orleans this Tuesday.

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