11th annual Subterranean Ball Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp. Sponsored by the Soulard Social Aid and Pleasure Club's Mystic Krewe of Kosmic Debris, Friday, February 20, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $15 in advance, $20 at door. South Broadway Athletic Club, 2301 S. Broadway. Tickets are available through MetroTix at 314-534-1111, the South Broadway Athletic Club at 314-776-4833 or directly through Krewe members. Call 314-865-1652 for more information.
Taste of Soulard Several of Soulard's fine establishments offer samples of their signature dishes in this unique make-your-own event. Attendees are able to make their own route through Soulard as they use tasting booklets with seven tickets to sample signature dishes and beverages at the various restaurants and pubs of Soulard. Attendees are welcome to make their own way around Soulard or use the free trolley provided by Mardi Gras, Inc. Veterans of this event turn it into an annual make-your-own pub crawl. February 14 & 15, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. $15 for a book of seven taste tickets. Booklets can be purchased in advance at any participating Soulard establishment or by calling 314-771-5110. Booklets are also available for purchase the day of the event at participating Soulard establishments.