Celebrating Mardi Gras!
Krewe de Kinque's 10th annual Bal Masque party was held a few days before Mardi Gras but the festivities were spirited in the tradition of New Orleans' French Quarter. Ginger Snap, left, and Art Sanchez were among the nearly 200 people who attended the February 9 party at the ARC in San Francisco, said organizer Gary Virginia. This year the party benefited the Transgender Law Center. A new king and queen were also chosen. For the dish, see the On the Town column.