Rex 2017 throws: See what you might catch

Rex rolls on Mardi Gras (Feb. 28) at 10 a.m. Uptown with the theme "Carnival Fetes and Feasts,'' a colorful look at how Carnival is celebrated around the world. Throws that you might catch reflect this theme, including colorful plush pillows that coordinate with each float.

You might be lucky enough to catch a squishy purple, green or gold "stress doll'' shaped like a Rex lieutenant. Maybe you'll catch one of the beautiful themed medallion beads, a round blue emblem with a red flag on it.