A few years ago, West Hollywood used to toss a festive Mardi Gras celebration in the alley next to the post office off San Vicente Boulevard.
Usually, sensual riffs wafted through the starry night, as bejewelled party-goers sipped on exotic cocktails, nibbled on Cajun cuisine, and jockeyed for beads tossed from the upper levels of balconies and back stoops.
But, the celebration fizzled away into oblivion, and the locals are now left to fend for themselves in nightclubs & house parties 'round town.
On Tuesday, February 24th - if you're inclined to hop on AMTRAK or take a quick jaunt down the highway to San Diego, you'll be able to catch the New Orleans spirit at the Hillcrest Community Mardi Gras Street Party!
According to organizers, it's going to be a scintillating night of glitz, glamour, and gluttony!
There will be a bevy of magical street performers, tons of food, and enough shiny-colored beads to satiate any glittering bauble Queen.
Swinging jazz & blues vocals by Candye Kayne.
Drag extraordaire by Tootie & the Lip Girls.
Acrobatic thrils by Il Circo.
All Proceeds go to community improvement through the Hillcrest Association & GSBDA Foundation.
So, kick up your heels, eh?