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Dust off your mask and shiny beads

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We may not be in New Orleans, but we can still have fun for Mardi Gras.

A bit of the Big Easy will be felt during a masquerade ball starting at 8 tonight at The Mermaid’s Room at Great Face & Body, 123 Broadway SE, with the Mardi Gras Krewe. A krewe is an organization that puts on a parade and/or a ball for the carnival season. The term is best known for its association with New Orleans Mardi Gras.

Along with the masquerade ball, there will be music at 7 p.m. The three-day celebration will also have Brazilian music by Saudade at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9; and a gospel brunch featuring Cathryn McGill at noon Sunday, Feb. 10.

Tickets start at $10-$40 at www.holdmyticket.com or www.greatfaceandbody.com.

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