The New Year is off to great start, thanks to an early Carnival season. Every weekend leading up to Fat Tuesday is chock-full of Mardi Gras parties, balls and parades. To make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun, check out any of The Advocate's calendar listings, including Pam's Party Calendar. Just type that into the search bar at for links to lots of upcoming events.

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