Last year, during Englands under-appreciated holiday, National Pancake Day, we woke up drunk in the parking lot of Churchills Pub. We went inside and had an awesome flapjack breakfast even though it was afternoon. This year, were doing it again, but were going to use Guinness instead of maple syrup. Hey, Churchills is a sort of English pub, and were sort of traditional drinkers. On Tuesday, Churchills will celebrate Mardi Gras as well as National Pancake Day with bands Siamese Blu and Lavola. The big festival may kick off in New Orleans, but were sure as hell not missing the opportunity to celebrate it in Miami. Outside, youll hear the familiar sounds of Kreyol, while inside beads will fly as another drunk idiot screams, Show us your tits! at a group of girls. Hell then lift his shirt and get beaned in the head with a brightly colored necklace, five empty cups, and a full can of beer. No one will hear his screams, however, because the bands will be rocking out and a raucous crowd of revelers will be singing along to every word. Expect a musical environment youll only find in Little Haitis longest-running music venue, a Miami institution more important than any stupid holiday in Louisiana or jolly ole England.
Tue., March 8, 12 & 9 p.m., 2011