Three venues to celebrate Mardi Gras
1 Mardi Gras Weekend: A Beach Midway, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today, features more than 100 arts and craft vendors, gourmet food, a Budweiser tent, live entertainment and a Kids Zone in downtown Treasure Island at 107th Avenue. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis Club charities. Call (727) 492-7621 or check www.kiwanismardigrasweekend.org.
2 Mardi Gras Madness III: Luncheon and fashion show by Ann Taylor to benefit Infinity, the League to Aid Abused Children and Adults, 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $50. Call (727) 526-0693.
3 Fat Last Friday Mardi Gras Festival: Outdoor music festival featuring New Orleans music by Gumbo Boogie, a Cajun zydeco band, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Williams Park, Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg. The concert is free, but special VIP tickets include dinner, beer and wine, and hand-rolled cigars. Proceeds benefit the Abilities Foundation, the Wunsch Family Foundation and Pinellas Hope. $25 for VIP tickets. Call (727) 898-8851 or check lastfridayconcerts.com.