When: Tue., March 8, 8 p.m. 2011
As they're saying in the Big Easy right about now, Laissez les bontemps rouler: That is, let the good times roll at Picán (2295 Broadway, Oakland), where a Mardi Gras hullabaloo on Tuesday, Mar. 8, includes Fat Tuesday classics such as crawfish-jambalaya fritters, shrimp-chicken-andouille gumbo, Cajun wings, cocktails, beads, and a Zydeco band. A portion of the proceeds benefits St. Augustine's High School in New Orleans' Seventh Ward. 8 p.m., $49. PicanRestaurant.com.