If you like parties, and you like animals, you'll want to come to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria's Mardi Growl celebration this Friday.
On top of live jazz, an auction and stilt walkers, the AWLA fundraiser, being held at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office building (600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Va.), has an open bar -- which will serve Howlicanes made of Sprite, raspberry vodka and pineapple juice
Get your tickets here. And remember, you're drinking all those Howlicanes to help homeless animals.
Here's another way to help homeless animals -- adopt one of these babies: