Mardi Gras isn't just a New Orleans party anymore.
For years, the annual night of anything-goes revelry, also known as Fat Tuesday, has been celebrated in clubs and bars all across the country.
And on Tuesday, Baltimore's nightspots will continue the national tradition of wild festivities.
The following is a LIVE guide to some of the Mardi Gras events around town:
Tuesday bar crawl
The bars and clubs in the Power Plant Live complex will celebrate Fat Tuesday with a bar crawl.
McFadden's, Have a Nice Day Cafe and Bar Baltimore will participate in the event, which begins at 9 p.m.
Beads will be for sale at some of the locations.
Tickets are $10 for those 21 and over and $12 for those ages of 18 and up.
The Power Plant Live complex is at the intersection of Market Place and Water Street. Call Have a Nice Day Cafe at 410-385-8669 or visit www.haveaniceday baltimore.com.
Bohager's Pardi Gras
Bohager's kicks out the jam Tuesday with its 9th annual Pardi Gras.
Body painting and casino-style gambling will be among the activities at the club, where stilt walkers and hundreds of bead-laden revelers will party until late in the evening.
Disc jockeys will be spinning club and house tunes, and prizes will be given away.
Doors open at 8 p.m. There is a $15 cover charge for this 18-and-over party.
Bohagers is at 701 S. Eden St. Call 410-563-7220 or visit www.bohagers.com.
Buckwheat Zydeco performs a Mardi Gras set Tuesday at the Funk Box.
The Louisiana-born artist will headline the club's Phat Tuesday celebration, which begins at 9 p.m.
Local cajun/funk/roots/rock act The Crawdaddies are also billed.
Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door.
The Funk Box is at 10 E. Cross St. For more information, call 410-625-2000 or visit www.thefunkbox.com.
For more club events, see Page 32.