5. Mardi Gras Party: Gigi's Music Café Grand Reopening
Noon, Saturday, February 7, at Gigi's Music Café, Sunrise Cinema Strip Mall, 4385 NW 88 Ave., Sunrise. No cover. Visit http://www.gigismusiccafe.com/.
You don't need to travel to New Orleans for a taste of Mardi Gras. Instead, get your Big Easy on at the reopening of Gigi's Music Café in Sunrise. The 12-hour Creole celebration will include live music, karaoke, food samples, and cheap drinks for the price of nada dollars.
The jams will be provided by Mandy Moon, George the Jazz Man, Paul Wilson and Friends, and others. The musical coffee spot has more than just new good looks to offer, too. There's an updated menu with novel items such as Mrs. P's chicken balls, fried chicken livers, and Creole deviled eggs. Just remember to keep your shirt on: It's not that kind of Mardi Gras party, ok?
4. Aces High Tattoo & the Limitless Agency Presents: Fuck Cancer (a benefit)
7 p.m. Saturday, February 7, at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. $10 donation, 18 and older. Visit Facebook.
If you feel like doing something charitable but wild this weekend, then this is the appropriately titled event for you. West Palm's Respectable Street will be hosting a musical extravaganza with proceeds from the $10 cover chart benefiting local musician Michael Darling's mother, who is battling cancer. According to the Facebook event, she "has been THE band mom of all band moms to many people in our music scene." Thus, it's fitting that the event has not one, but two stages for live music. Expect performances from Old Habits, Cinderblock, Recoil, Sounds of the Rodeo, and many others. Plus, this event is for those 18 and up, so maybe you can convince your younger sibling to pay your cover charge if you drive. Hey, it's for a good cause.