Photo by Elliott Muñoz

Mardi Gras weekend is here.

It all starts with the masquerade ball at the Kessler on Friday night. Tickets include dinner from chef Ivan Pugh and entertainment from Ice House, Club Wood and the Kickin’ Brass Band.

The parade starts at 4 p.m. Sunday, but it would be wise to avoid West Davis all day. Here is everything you need to know, from event organizer Amy Cowan:

There are other things to do in Oak Cliff this weekend as well.

For instance, it’s also CineWilde weekend with “Y Tu Mamá También” at the Texas Theatre Friday.

Bob Schneider performs two shows at the Kessler Saturday.

And author Elliott Ackerman brings his new book, “Dark at the Crossing,” to the Wild Detectives Sunday for a reading at 1 p.m. Ben Fountain, author of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” and “Brief Encounters with Che Guevara,” will join him.