WHAT WE DID: MARCH 3RD

It's the Monday before Spring Break, Denton. Time for mid-terms, crazy weather and remembering James Franco looking like Riff Raff. Last week was kind of a blast if we try to forget the part about Sunday trying to make us reach for our tauntaun innards again. Read on to find out what you apparently have to flash to get beads in a Mardi Gras festival in Denton!

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Last year, there was much hullabaloo about closing Walnut St. off to cars and turning it into some sort of park/alley hybrid. While that's still up in the air, this past Friday, we got a preview of what it could be like for events. People in costumes, live music, food (including beignets and etoufee), family friendly activities, and dogs riding atop miniature donkeys filled Walnut St. for a Mardi Gras festival. We checked it out and had a blast. 

Mardi Gras on Walnut St. 

Collage 2.0 happened on Sunday at the Fine Arts building. Photo by Bryce Olcon. 

Collage 2.0 happened on Sunday at the Fine Arts building. Photo by Bryce Olcon. 

You can still purchase tickets for MTD's production of Spamalot for this upcoming weekend right here. Photo by Stefania K. 

You can still purchase tickets for MTD's production of Spamalot for this upcoming weekend right here. Photo by Stefania K

Sitting on the porch with some take home Royal's Bagels on a beautiful morning - sounds like our kind of Saturday. Photo by Sarah Lanette.  

Sitting on the porch with some take home Royal's Bagels on a beautiful morning - sounds like our kind of Saturday. Photo by Sarah Lanette.  

Recycled now carries all four of the major Denton coffee roasters. That, plus jazz records like always. 

Recycled now carries all four of the major Denton coffee roasters. That, plus jazz records like always. 

Saturday was nice. Like 80 degrees, sunny, sit in your hammock kind of nice. Photo by @ryfuhr. 

Saturday was nice. Like 80 degrees, sunny, sit in your hammock kind of nice. Photo by @ryfuhr. 

After Saturday's super nice weather, winter reared its ugly head again on Sunday as temps dipped into the teens and we all learned to love the term ThunderSleet. Many schools were delayed or canceled on Monday morning. Which we're sure means we'll see plenty of day off pics tagged with #wddi. 

ICE...AGAIN

Scrap really has everything you didn't even know that you needed. 

Scrap really has everything you didn't even know that you needed. 

...and if Scrap doesn't have it, the mini mall probably does. Photo by Raechel Jean Haley. 

...and if Scrap doesn't have it, the mini mall probably does. Photo by Raechel Jean Haley

DCTA FTW! Photo by Matt Kernan. 

DCTA FTW! Photo by Matt Kernan. 

The herbed parmesan fries at LSA get some major photo love. Photo by @Kokiri330. 

The herbed parmesan fries at LSA get some major photo love. Photo by @Kokiri330. 

A proposal from atop LSA. Photo by @DrCruz32. 

A proposal from atop LSA. Photo by @DrCruz32. 

One of our favorite mini-murals in town is this beef head on the side of Dan's Meat and Produce. 

One of our favorite mini-murals in town is this beef head on the side of Dan's Meat and Produce. 

"Not Actual Picture" What? Photo by Daniel Markham. 

"Not Actual Picture" What? Photo by Daniel Markham

...and we end with an excellent taco photo from Tiffany Youngblood. We recognize that table top... Until next week, have a great Monday!

...and we end with an excellent taco photo from Tiffany Youngblood. We recognize that table top... Until next week, have a great Monday!