Gosh, is it almost Lent already? Well, unless you’re from Milan, where things are a week behind for some reason, then Tuesday is Mardi Gras and time to get out the beads for a last fling with carnival. In addition to dusting off your old Fess and Wild Magnolias records, there are at least two stops to make in the Triangle: Montas Lounge in Durham at 7 p.m. for a Lousiana-themed food and dance party, and Hillsborough’s Blue Bayou Club, where harpist and chef Mel Melton will be serving up his swamp pop, blues and fixins’. See ya at St. Claude and Dumaine.