The Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation, the animal welfare group that has successfully worked to close more than 1200 puppy mills in Missouri, will be holding its eighth annual “Mardi Growl” Party from 6:30 to 10 p.m. April 22 Berg Event Space, 1525 Grand Av. in the Crossroads District, Kansas City.

The evening’s highlights include: Great food and drink from some of Kansas City’s best restaurants and caterers; lively Mardi Gras-style “street” entertainment; silent auction including day trips, items for your pet and tickets to venues around Kansas City; the crowning of the King and Queen of the Ball (your favorite animal advocates in Kansas City); live auction; and a chance for you to learn how you can get involved and make changes for animals.

Tickets are $40 (a number of options are available) and may be purchased at