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Fat Tuesday is just one thing to celebrate today

Arianna Auber
All Snooze restaurants will offer throwback pancake specials in celebration of National Pancake Day. [Rodolfo Gonzalez for STATESMAN]


Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil at Scholz Garten. Austin's oldest beer garden combines two Louisiana traditions all in one night. The biergarten will feature live music from Charles Thibodeaux and the Cajun Aces from 6 to 7 p.m. and DJ Island Time from 7 to 10 p.m. on Fat Tuesday. The festive evening will include $5 Abita beers and $8 Hurricane specials. The crawfish, served until it runs out, is $9 per 3-pound boat with crawfish, corn, potatoes and sausage. 5 to 8 p.m. March 5. Free. 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.

Ragin' Cajun Fat Tuesday Party at Little Woodrow's. The neighborhood bar will tell you "laissez les bon temps rouler" — let the good times roll — to celebrate Mardi Gras. At these festivities, expect $5 Hurricanes, cheap mugs of Abita Purple Haze, jello shots and all the beads you'll need to party it up on Fat Tuesday. Multiple Little Woodrow's locations will have a Mardi Gras-related bash. 5 to 10 p.m. March 5. Free. Tech Ridge location, 12601 Tech Ridge Blvd. Suite 700.


National Pancake Day at Snooze. Both Austin locations of Snooze, a breakfast-focused eatery, celebrates this most important holiday with 6 different types of pancakes, all of which are throwbacks from past menus. From Polidori in a Blanket to Strawberry Fields Forever to the King Cake, there's a pancake that will make your morning memorable. All pancake sales on Pancake Day will be going back to local gardens in the community. 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 5. Free. 3800 N. Lamar Blvd. Ste. 120, 1700 S Lamar Blvd.


Elizabeth Chapin at Wally Workman Gallery. Wally Workman opens its third solo show with figurative painter Chapin, whose large-scale works reference her Southern upbringing and the conflicted nostalgia surrounding the gentility and graciousness of the South. This culture is made possible by dark and graceless systems. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday through March 31. 1202 W. Sixth St. 512-472-7428,

Umlauf After Dark. Experience the garden at Umlauf like you never have before — after hours, when it's typically closed. Expect a night of live music from Light Horse Harry, free beer, art activities, a signature cocktail, delicious food from Mmmpanadas, and the opening of Umlauf's next exhibition, "James Surls: With Out, With In." Surls is a prolific Texas artist and sculptor installing large- and small-scale pieces throughout the garden and gallery in his first Austin exhibition. 6 to 8 p.m. March 5. Free. 605 Azie Morton Road.