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Oak Cliff Mardi Gras

Who knows what Oak Cliff is giving up for Lent, but on Saturday and Sunday the hood's blowing it out with events including a Kessler masquerade ball with live bands, a massive beer-'n-hurricane-abetted crawfish boil (500lbs) coinciding with a 25-float parade, and, kicking things off, the 5k "Dash for the Beads" -- which should last until Pat Forde realizes nobody wants to see his boobs.