2010 Mardi Gras – Celebrate in Texas – Dallas and Fort Worth If you are seeking local Mardi Gras events in the DFW (Texas) area, the following four Mardi Gras activities might be of interest to you. Three of the choices are geared toward adults, but the one in Lake Dallas is a family Mardi Gras event. 1. American Red Cross Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball 2010 Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010 Location:The House of Blues – 2200 N Lamar Street – Dallas, Texas 7:30 p.m.

until 12:00 a.m. VIP reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Masquerade Cocktail Attire – Be sure to wear your mask! The Masquerade Ball features cocktails, New Orleans style buffet, live entertainment from the Briefcase Blues band, casino, auction, raffle and more. The VIP reception features Dan Cavanagh’s Jazz Emporium Big Band, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The Mardi Gras Masquerade 2010 benefits the Dallas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. All Red Cross services support the Red Cross mission of helping families prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Ticket Options • INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: The ticket price for admission to the Mardi Gras Masquerade at the House of Blues is $150. • VIP TICKETS: The ticket Price for admission to Mardi Gras Masquerade is $250 and includes access to the VIP room. • GRAND MARSHAL: The price for ten (10) tickets to the Mardi Gras Masquerade is $1.500 and includes special recognition in the program. • GRAND MARSHAL VIP TICKETS: The price for ten (10) VIP tickets to the Mardi Gras Masquerade is $2,500 and includes special recognition in the program.

• DONATION: If you are unable to attend the Mardi Gras Masquerade, you can make a tax deductible donation to the American Red Cross-Dallas Area Chapter. web site: http://www.redcrossdallas.org/site/PageServer?pagename=dac_mardigras 2. 9th Annual Mardi Gras Texas Style – Dallas Texas Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010 Location:Automobile Building, Fair Park, 1010 First Ave, Dallas, Texas 75210 What: 20 country artists on four stages Time: Not clear. Per the web site: “The box office will open 1 hour before doors and close 30 min after the last band goes on stage.” Note: The first act is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

and the last act is scheduled for 11:30 p.m. Information: Gilley’s Dallas at 214-421-202 One Day General Admission Ticket Tickets can be purchased at a discount in advance on the web page or at DFW Kroger Food Stores. You can also purchase one day tickets at the door for full price. Click-N-Print Online: http://slotoff.com/; slotoff.com, $32.50 + $1.25 service fee = $33.75 Kroger: $32.50 At The Door: $40.00 Mardi Gras Texas Style!™ features a Fully Stocked VIP Bar in the Texas Red Dirt Roads (TXRDR) Pavilion inside the Automobile Building.

COST: There is a $10.00 fee (until sold out). $10.00 is paid at the entrance of the TXRDR Pavilion to gain access to the TXRDR Pavilion all day! You must be 21 amp; up to enter! In the Pavilion, you are able to purchase your VIP Bar tickets (Rum amp; Coke, Whisky amp; Coke, Vodka amp; Sprite, etc) amp; see exclusive interviews of all of your favorite Mardi Gras Artists amp; maybe a few surprises! The TXRDR Pavilion will also have exclusive restrooms!

web site: http://www.mardigrasdfw.com/index.php?page=home.html 3. Mardi Gras Celebration (family entertainment) Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Hours: 5pm‑9pm Contact Phone: (940) 497‑2226 Location: Lake Dallas City Hall Lake Dallas, Texas Details: The event begins with a parade including 40+ decorative floats competing for a $1,000 prize. The City Hall parking lot and Main Street area is transformed into a New Orleans style party with great Cajun food, a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses and contests for the kids.

web site: www.lakedallas.com/special_events.html 4. Fat Tuesday at the Mansion – Mardi Gras Fort Worth Style Date: Tuesday, February 16th Starting at 6:30 p.m. Information: 817-392-2650 Location: Stonegate Mansion 4100 Stonegate Boulevard Fort Worth, TX 76109 $50 per person RSVP by February 10th Live Band – Dancing to “Brave Combo” Dance Contest Casino Costume Contest King and Queen Contest Raffle web site: www.fwsistercities.org

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