5 Mardi Gras events you don’t want to miss this weekend

A Mardi Gras dancer twirls down West Davis during the annual Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade in February. The parade draws thousands of people to the neighborhood and is one of the biggest events in Oak Cliff. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Mardi Gras weekend in Oak Cliff kicks off Friday with a party at Cibo Divino. They’ll have $5 sparkling wine, muffaletta pizza, shrimp and grits and more.

Dash for the Beads 10k, 5k and 1-mile runs leave Kidd Springs Park Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

The OCarnivale masquerade ball starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Kessler.

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The parade starts at 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Wild Detectives throws a parade after party with the Big Ass Brass Band, starting at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Here’s what else is going on this weekend:

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The Texas Theatre shows Jordan Peele’s Oscar nominated thriller “Get Out” Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

The Bishop Arts Theatre Center opens “Thurgood,” which tells the life story of the United States’ first African American Supreme Court Justice, Thursday night. The show runs through Feb. 25.

Remy Reilly, a 14-year-old singer/songwriter releases her debut single, “26,” at Spinster Records from 3-7 p.m. Saturday. The show will feature acoustic sets by an all-female lineup including Maya Piata, LEV, and jACQ.

Ochre House Theater in Fair Park opens “The Woman Who Knew Too Much,” written and directed by Oak Cliff resident Kevin Grammer, Saturday. The show runs through March 3, and Monday, Feb. 19, is “donate what you can” night.

Doug Burr performs Sunday at Small Brewpub.

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