Arnold’s celebrates Fat Tuesday with what they claim is the “most authentic” Mardi Gras celebration in town. They’ll have free beads, three different kinds of Hurricanes (from scratch), a full menu of Cajun specialties and local Cajun band Lagniappe will be roving the aisles all night playing traditional New Orleans music. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Tuesday
And another Fat Tuesday celebration is going down at the Hofbrauhaus. Sponsored by the German-American Citizens League, Enzian Dancers will perform a special Fat Tuesday dance presentation with prizes for the best costumes. Christian Uhde, the Lord Mayor of Munich, Germany, will be the guest of honor. 6 p.m. Tuesday.