Tonight: Fat Thursday

Plus: Two fiercely fashionable events

FAT THURSDAY: Get a jump on Mardi Gras festivities by hitting up Lottie's Pub tonight. $5 drink specials include Hurricanes and Hand Grenades in souvenir cups, and get your grub on with New Orleans fare such a chicken or shrimp Po-Boys with a side of Jambalaya and Andouille Cajun pizza. Thursday - Saturday, 1925 W. Cortland

SPRING FASHION: Nieman Marcus locations all over the country are hosting Spring Trends Fashion Shows tonight. Events will be held 6-8 p.m. at the Michigan Avenue, Northbrook (featuring Blackhawk's Brian Campbell) and Oakbrook locations.

FIERCE FASHION: The Chicago Fashion Foundation hosts it's annual scholarship event tonight at the Chicago History Museum hosted by Project Runway’s Peach Carr. The event helps raise scholarship money for local design fashion students, and includes a runway show with designs reflecting the theme of Chicago's music scene. 6-8 p.m., 1601 North Clark St, Tickets $20-$40 at the door

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