Best of 225 This Week: Black History Month programs on LPB, Mid City Gras’ reverse parade and more 

Louisiana Public Broadcasting celebrates Black History Month 

A month-long celebration of Black History Month will take place through a variety of programming from Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Monday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m., discover the history of Greenwood, a successful Black community in segregated Tulsa through the program “American Experience: Goin’ Back to T-Town.”

And every Friday in February at 7 p.m., Louisiana: The State We’re In will discuss the history of prominent Black churches in Louisiana and the role they have played in supporting Black communities during tumultuous times in American history.

For more information on all the Black History Month programming scheduled for February, click here.

Participate in the Petite Mardi Gras at the Old Governor’s Mansion 

Enjoy performances from the princesses, king cake decorating, storytime and much more with the Petite Princess Company at the Old Governor’s Mansion on Feb. 6 starting at 1:30 p.m. Be sure to purchase your tickets before spots run out. 

The Old Governor’s Mansion is at 502 North Blvd. 

For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Check out the first Baton Rouge Arts Market of 2021

The Arts Council will host the Baton Rouge Arts Market on Feb. 6, coinciding with the Saturday Red Stick Farmers Market downtown. The arts market is typically held on the first Saturday of every month, 8 a.m.-noon.

This weekend, you can enjoy locally crafted goods and supporting local artists while also picking up groceries from the many local farmers and vendors participating in the farmers market at the corner of Fifth and North streets downtown. Make sure to wear your mask. 

For more information, click here.  

Mid City Gras brings the MASKarade reverse parade this weekend

Mardi Gras is back but has been “corona-fide” in order to keep everyone safe. Mid City Gras will be hosting a reverse parade Sunday, Feb. 7, 1-4 p.m. The 2021 MASKarade Reverse Parade will feature decorated homes throughout the city. Krewes can sign up to take part in the competition to win prizes such as gift cards and trophies. 

To sign up, find the route or learn more information, click here or check out the event’s Facebook page.