PARADE: Head over to Place Pigalle at 5 p.m. for the Celebrate Mardi Gras Parade featuring Jazz Mafia, Monophonics, and members of Extra Action Marching Band, followed by a more formal show at Brick and Mortar with the participating bands. (Parade: 5 p.m., Place Pigalle, 520 Hayes Street; Show: 8 p.m., Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission Street)

FOOD: Take a Movable Feast tour through three of Berkeley's model sustainable restaurants, Gather Restaurant, Revival Bar + Kitchen and Five Restaurant, which some consider the epicenter for the US food movement. The tour will feature presentations by award-winning restaurant owners and chefs about slow money, slow food, local farms and food sources. (6 p.m., Gather Restaurant, 2200 Oxford Street, corner of Allston Way)

MUSIC: Long-time trio, Cursive, is at Amoeba celebrating the release of I Am Gemini, the band's seventh LP, which is described as "the surreal and powerful musical tale of Cassius and Pollock, twin brothers separated at birth." (7:30 p.m., Amoeba SF, 1855 Haight Street)