Residents can celebrate the joie de vivre (joy of life) spirit of New Orleans at the Bonifas Arts Center’s Mardi Gras Masquerade fundraiser Feb. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Festivities will include Cajun and traditional Mardi Gras food mainly prepared by Bobaloon’s Café, drinks, and dancing.
EVENT: Mardi Gras Masquerade
Ziggie Zeitler, also known as “Zydeco Ziggie,” will provide the music, drawing from his many influences (including Cajun, bluegrass, country, and rock). Zeitler plays guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, and Irish bouzouki.
Attendees can wear Mardi Gras masks, come in full costume, wear customary Mardi Gras colors (purple, green, and gold), or simply wear comfortable clothing, said Brook McGinnis, Bonifas Arts Center (BAC) events coordinator. “Sneakers or stilettos, flannels or feathers, it’s truly ‘come as you are.’ Anything is fine,” she said.
Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple for nonmembers and $35 per person or $60 per couple for members. The masquerade is sponsored by the Delta County Credit Union.