Oh, January. After weeks and weeks of parties, cocktails, friends and presents, we have finally arrived at the new year. This weekend marks the first of 2019! Although January is traditionally a time in-between holidays, there are still plenty of events and activities going on in an around Acadiana.

Some of us are getting back into shape. Some of us are still just looking for a good time. Some of us are just excited it finally stopped raining. Whatever you’re after in the new year, we’ve got you covered.


Jan. 4 – January Open House – Double Shot, Sunset: ARTworks by Ted Bertrand hosts two favorite local acts from outside of Lafayette. Darryl “Demo” Demourelle, of Breaux Bridge, will have his works on display. Twice-Grammy-nominated fiddle player Cedric Watson will perform! Refreshments will be available. The open house begins a 5:30 p.m. at 855 Napoleon Ave. in Sunset.

Jan. 5 – Mia Moore presents Moonshine: A Speakeasy Burlesque, undisclosed location: You may have noticed that more and more parties are ’20s themed as we enter the last year of the teens. Burlesque performer Mia Moore and her crew welcome you to an underground, at-home show that truly embodies indulgence in the prohibition era. In true speakeasy fashion, the location will is not disclosed until revelers purchase tickets. VIP Tickets to this vintage 21+ show include a goody bag and giggle water along with close-up seating to the intimate performance. General VIP tickets are available for standing room as well. Tickets are available at moonshine.brownpapertickets.com. Show starts at 7 p.m.!

Jan. 6 – Ladies Snatch Seminar, Crossfit Lafayette: Crossfit of Lafayette welcomes members and non-members to this free event! Hosts Elizabeth Brooks, Adrienne Richard, Priscilla Binkley and Hannah Artigue will go over warm-up and snatch techniques as well as accessory work to help ladies of all experience levels exercise safely and effectively. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com, and are limited to 30 women. Training starts at 10 a.m.

Jan. 6 – Fiddle Workshop with David Greely, SOLA Violins: Learn how to find a melody! If you’ve ever played fiddle at a jam, and you hear something you’ve never heard before, you don’t have much time to learn it. The moment is gone, and so is the song. Learn how to capture the essence of a melody during improvisational sessions during this kid-friendly session.  Tickets are $20 and available via eventbrite.com.

Jan. 6 – AcadianX Group Training: AcadianX takes over the Acadiana Park and Nature station this Sunday from 4-6 p.m. The group specializes in team building, leadership coaching and guided wilderness expeditions. For more information on upcoming events, visit Facebook.com/AcadianX.