If you got the Mardi Gras blues and wish you were on Bourbon St. in New Orleans instead of at work in Ottawa, I have your cure.
Mardi Gras in Ottawa features Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo takes place on Saturday at the Shenkman Arts Centre (245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa ON). If you’re wondering what that is, don’t feel bad. I also am a relative Mardi Gras newbie.
The weekend event involves eating jambalaya and dancing all evening to tunes with a particular Cajun flavor. There will be a mélange of original tunes, New Orleans R&B grooves that will apparently even “make the dead get up and dance.”
It’s $40 for the dinner and show and more information is available Mardis Gras.