Mardi Gras in Philly: Celebrate Fat Tuesday with a number of drink specials and NOLA favorites around town. Chris' Jazz Café has drink specials, bayou food and live music from the Hoppin' John Orchestra. Rex 1516 serves up classic New Orleans cocktails and Mardi Gras eats like King's cakes and the purple-and-gold iced cake equivalent of a Cracker Jack box (prize inside!) South Street comfort food pub The Twisted Tail is also hosting Fat Tuesday festivities, with Louisiana-brewed beer on tap, po'boys and music from zydeco musician Reverend Chris. Laissez les bon temps rouer! Or, "more beads!"
Gunnar Montana's HYBERNATE: Montana's description of his upcoming performance and installation is notably bizarre. It's a winter wonderland burlesque with elements from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Snow White and the Huntsmen, and The Notebook (?). There'll be jumping stilts, a snow bear, drag mannequins and a slipping slide (?!) How these rather disparate pieces come together into one performance is beyond me, but I guess that's why Montana is running the show. Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m., $15, The Latvian Society, 531 North 7th Street.