With all this Penitence and Mortality to ponder for several weeks, it's no wonder Mardi Gras is so necessary. It all makes me want to watch Chocolat again.
"Renaissance Grand Ball, Troubadours & Minstrels at the european courts, Gala Dinner & Entertainment
Start time: 21:00. The Ball will be located in the 14th century Palace, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, with its precious gothic facade & its elegant quadriform gothic windows overlooking the canal of the Misericordia. The palace will be illuminated entirely with candlelight to create a memorable atmosphere. Seated Gala Dinner wines included, followed by the spectacle of Renaissance music and dances.
Midnight: modern music and dance (Paying Open Bar)
Dress Code: costume and mask
Cost: 200 € per person
I love this part: Do not hesitate to consult us for the rent of costumes, our Atelier will be at your disposal for costumes, masks and accessories.
The Palace is reachable by 5 minutes walk from Ca D’Oro vaporetto stop: Calle Racchetta, Cannaregio 3764. Reachable also by its water door (in front of the Church of the Misericordia). "
Good Lord, Beale Street should be made reachable by vaporetto and have a Mississippi River water door entrance as part of the new Beale Street Landing project. In lieu of any water doors, you can still get on Beale Street by car or on foot for the Zydeco Festival this Saturday, February 28. $10 wristbands get you into several clubs. I have been to this in the past and it's really fun.
Also, as if on cue for Mardi Gras, it's Ladies Day at the Corkscrew - 10% off all wines.