UAB dishes up Mardi Gras celebration on the Mall
Rice, beans and King Cakes are not the only things that are going to packing on the pounds today in celebration of Fat Tuesday.
Also known as "Mardi Gras Day," Fat Tuesday means the biggest and most ornate parades caravan through the streets of New Orleans. At the University of Arizona, however, local band Crawdaddy-o is coming to fatten up UA students for Mardi Gras with a free concert today near Old Main.
"Eat to the Beat," a concert series put on by the University Activities Board, will serve free "dirty rice" and beans, a traditional dish served in the Big Easy, while the band plays by the fountain from noon to 1 p.m. today.