8 p.m. Wednesday
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com
And the winner for the best B-52's Mardi Gras costumes goes to ... the B-52's. Athens, Ga.'s greatest/grating New Wavers headline the House of Blues on Wednesday, but the real party to make is the Krewe of Muses Ball on Thursday — if you can procure a ticket from a Muse, that is. Someone tell Fred those shoes are only for show. Tickets $50.