Celebrate Mardi Gras at The Chapel, Boxing Room, Town Hall, and More

That would be New Orleans.

We neglected to mention that today is Fat Tuesday. And though we aren't in New Orleans, S.F. is home to several New Orleans-themed restaurants and venues that take this holiday very seriously. See our roundup of events below.

Boxing Room: Chef Justin Simoneaux is doing a cheap and cheery crawfish boil for the occasion. $15 gets you a pound of crawfish as well as boiled corn, potatoes, mushrooms, sausage, and dipping sauce. There'll be live New Orleans jazz as well, from 5:30 to 11 p.m.

The Chapel: The Mission's newest music venue, the West Coast Home of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, is hosting a free concert tonight at 8 p.m. featuring Ralph Carney's Serious Jazz Project and the Cottontails.

Fillmore Street: In the Fillmore, multiple restaurants are participating in a neighborhood-wide celebration. There's a party at Fillmore Plaza, 1475 Fillmore, from 5 to 7 p.m. $35 individual tickets and $50 tickets for couples will get you a wristband good for special promotions at participating restaurants. [CBS]

Hayes Valley: In addition to the menu at Boxing Room, there's a parade starting at Place Pigalle at 5:30 p.m., and a show later on at Brick and Mortar. The Jazz Mafia will lead a second line from Hayes Valley to the Mission, where they'll be performing. [Hayeswire]

Scala's: Jen Biesty's Union Square restaurant is doing a Mardi Gras menu, available only tonight, for $45.

Town Hall: As per usual, Town Hall is doing their annual Fat Tuesday bash, which has a steep admission charge: $75 at the door. The busy party features Hurricanes, fried chicken, jambalaya, music, and more.