Well, if you want to “experience Galveston’s premier Mardi Gras Ball event,” then make sure you don’t miss the 30th annual Mardi Gras Ball “Pearls and Prohibiton” from 6 p.m. to midnight March 1 at The Tremont House, 2300 Mechanic St., in Galveston.

Admission includes live music, dancing, dinner buffet, open bar, themed cocktails, VIP parade viewing of the Momus Grand Night Parade, parade after-party, breakfast buffet and valet parking.

This year’s headliner will be the retro-swing band, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, who are famous for their hit “Zoot Suit Riot.”

It’ll also feature the Dr. Michael White Jazz Quartet and jazz vocalist, Danielle Reich.

The attire is Prohibition and 1920s Glam, so pull out those flapper dresses and Roaring ’20s iconic suits, and get ready to dance the night away!

For tickets and information, visit www.galveston.com/mardigrasball or call 409-763-0300.

Your furry friends want to party, too

Just because it’s Mardi Gras doesn’t mean that you have to leave out your furry friends!

Get them in on the party, too, as the 16th annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade, sponsored by the Galveston Island Humane Society, takes over the seawall beginning at 1 p.m. March 2 starting at Menard Park on 28th Street and Seawall Boulevard in Galveston.

The parade will travel down the seawall and will end in the parking lot of Academy Sports and Outdoor Store on 48th Street.

“South PAWcific, Some Enchanted Evening” is the theme for this festive parade that features dogs and cats of all varieties.

Baxter and Max, and their owners, Eddie Kier and Johnnie Mize, will be the parade marshals.

Advance registration is $20 per pet by Monday or $30 the day of.

For information and registration, visit www.galvestonhumane.org or call 409-740-1919.

Partying for a good cause

Sometimes it’s good to party. It’s even better when you’re partying for a cause.

In this case, I would suggest that if you like rock ’n’ roll, make sure that you get your tickets to Houston Rock TV’s presentation of Rockers Against Domestic Violence, which will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., in Houston.

The show is a benefit for the Bay Area Turning Point Center that helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault right here in Galveston County.

The show will feature The Hunger, with special guests to include Six Gun Sound, Slight Chance, Adamantium and Concepts.

Also set to make appearances are Miss Lonestar Rally 2014, Miss Darque Tan 2014, and Miss Bay Area 2014, as well as body painting made available by Khris Harding and Brandon Magness.

There will be a $10 cover charge (the event is for ages 18 and older) and doors will open at 7 p.m.

Visit www.scoutbar.com or call 281-335-0002.

Want to see the Houston Rockets?

Fiesta Patrias, a local nonprofit, will sponsor a party bus fundraiser to the Houston Rockets versus Portland Trailblazers game set for March 9 in Houston.

Tickets are $90 per person or $175 for two, and includes game ticket on first level, bus ride, refreshments on bus, and a free drawing to win a James Harden autographed ball.

If you’re interested, contact Tommy Napuli, tommytnap@icloud.com or 409-939-1446.

Angela Taylor-Wilson is the community news editor for The Daily News. Have an item for Hot Ticket? Email hot.ticket@galvnews.com.

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