Mardi Gras

High Heel Drag Race

When: Sat., Feb. 25, 3 p.m. 2017

If you think running is hard, try doing it in high heels. Once you're done taking in the sights of the Mardi Gras Parade, head on over to Nadine's Gin Joint (1931 South Twelfth Street; www.mardigrasinc.org) at 3 p.m. today, where full-drag performers don their best attire and heeled footwear for a High Heel Drag Race. This year offers a few bonuses, including an all-genders heat, where you can wear your shoes of choice for a relay race, and a "boys in heels" category, in which the men do not have to wear a dress, but do need heels. There will be lots of running, but probably more balancing. Admission is free, and winners get prizes and beads, of course.

Bill Loellke

Price: free admission