Start practicing your Hokey Pokey moves – the world's record for the largest umbrella dance is at stake. Last year the Uptown Funky Umbrella Brigade had more than 500 dancing participants and earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. That record is being challenged, but the Brigade isn't taking it lying down. They're looking for an even bigger crowd this year. You must have a decorated umbrella to join the parade. 8:30 p.m. 20th Street at Strand. For information, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. Free.
Fri., Feb. 10, 8:30 p.m., 2012