Kick off Mardi Gras — and then keep the celebration going

A party at the Priory kicks off the North Side's two-week-long Mardi Gras celebration, which features 40 restaurants, pubs and businesses offering entertainment and New Orleans and other Pre-Lenten inspired food and drink specials. At the Priory event, enjoy music, international cuisine and dancing, with proceeds benefitting Work, a relief organization helping Haitians find employment.

Where: Grand Hall at the Priory at 614 Pressley St. (North Side)

When: February 1, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

How much: $20