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Get your Mardi Gras party started with a second line at Reveler’s Hall at 9 p.m. Friday.

Dash for the Beads walk, 5K and 10K start from 9-9:45 a.m., with the funnest most Oak Cliff afterparty at Kidd Springs Park.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Mardi Gras parade, which starts at 4 p.m. Sunday. The route will be closed to traffic, buses and parking from 2-6 p.m.

Here’s what’s happening, non Mardi Gras edition:

The SPCA of Texas offers low-cost pet vaccinations from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Ann’s Health Food Center on Zang.

Chef Gabrielle Reyes, known as One Great Vegan, pops up at Lucky Mouth Grocery, serving Jamaican stuffed sweet potatoes and a plateful of colorful sides for $15 each. She will also share recipes.

Oak Cliff Bike Synergy leads a Bonnie and Clyde tour of West Dallas starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Five local artists lay themselves bare in “The Crit. Room,” curated by Carlos Donjuan, at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. An opening reception is from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, and the show runs through March 27.

Look at our neighborhood, keeping it so real with LUSH Oak Cliff, “an inviting all-inclusive globally informed dance floor experience.” It’s from 10:30 p.m. Saturday with DJs Pintalabios and Shooknite.

Kids in the Cliff reading club spotlights illustrator Christian Robinson. It’s from 11 a.m.-noon Sunday at the Wild Detectives.

This is on the parade route: Hecho con Amor’s Puppy Love Market at Maroches Bakery is from noon-5 p.m. Sunday.