Mardi Gras Friday in Paia
Every Fourth Friday of the month Paia’s galleries stay open late, serve little pupus, and let musicians and sometimes dancers have their way with the open spaces. It’s lovely — especially at my friend Christine Turnbull’s gallery, Turnbull Fine Art (look for the gigantic giraffe).
They’re a little late to celebrate Mardi Gras this Friday, February 24 … but if you’re in the mood to shake your tail feather, Paia is the place to be. The event’s organizers are bringing in a brass marching band and other live music, African and Samba dancers and drummers, and a fashion show. Festivities begin at 6pm and you can see more details on their Facebook event page.