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A New Year in Acadiana

  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…

Acadiana is Ringing in the New Year

  Most years, I feel like time moved too fast to my liking. Everyone, it seems, had a long, arduous 2018. Everyone, it seems, is ready to ring in 2019 with something unabashedly fun to make up for lost time. …

Christmas in Acadiana

  It’s the last week to experience Christmastime in Acadiana, and there are still tons of events in the area to help you make the most of the most wonderful time of the year. Some events are family friendly, and…

Holiday Parties Host Local Vendors

If you’re out and about this weekend, chances are you’ll come across a combination of live music and shopping. Tons of vendors, shops and bands have come together to throw a chain of holiday parties across Acadiana! You can check out…

Christmas Season Kicks Off This Weekend

  The annual Festival of Lights returns this Friday! The Oil Center tradition provides a fun way to shop in a festive atmosphere and heralds the beginning of the holiday season in Acadiana. Following Friday’s big event are four Saturday…

New Events Gain Traction In Acadiana

  This weekend brings lots of new activities trying to grow and develop in Acadiana. Some events, such as NTRFST, will have their introduction into the community, and others, such as Broussard Community Fair, will have its third. All of…

Lafayette Is Bursting With Visual Arts

  With so many opportunities to take in locally-made visual art in many mediums, this weekend is ideal for anyone artistically inclined or attuned. This week’s Artwalk, which occurs on the second Saturday of every month, coincides with the weekend…

Fall Fests and Benefits Abound

  This week, a slew of fall festivals, benefits and live music will happen around town. The first week of November marks the last of downtown’s free outdoor music showcase, Bach Lunch, but will also bring family friendly activities.   11/2:…

Car Shows and Drive-Ins and Pumpkins, oh my!

  As evidenced by the emergence of sweaters, boots and scarves, this week truly marked the beginning of Autumn in Acadiana. Many of our favorite autumnal activities are back, in addition to some new ones.  Events this week will be…

Latin Fest celebrates Acadiana’s Latin American Day

October is a busy month for fall fests in various forms, and, since 2002, now includes a festival that celebrates part of my heritage: The Latin Music Festival, this Saturday at Parc International. Growing up, I felt isolated from and…

Guitar Greats take Vermilionville Thursday

My father has given concert tickets for my birthday ever since I began developing my taste beyond the convenience of pop radio. At 13, I saw Leonard Cohen. Twenty-seven was for Bob Dylan. And This year, for my 28th, I…

Staycations

In college, I realized quickly I was more intrigued by feature stories than school board meetings. To write a feature on the familiar can be tricky, though. It’s hard to explain something with a new and exciting tone when you…

Benefits, Bonding and Birthdays

This weekend, Acadiana has many options for entertainment. A night out benefitting shelter animals, an interactive play benefitting at-risk children, creative activities for adults and children are all in store. Also, discounted records with free beer and pizza.   Lagniappe…

Central’s Inaugural Late Night

  What is it about restaurants’ Late Night editions that make you feel like you’re getting away with something? CENTRAL Pizza & Bar will open its doors after midnight this Friday for its inaugural Late Night edition, complete with pizza-by-the-slice…

Around Acadiana

Summers in Acadiana don’t come delicately. I know it’s summer when my sunglasses are foggy before sunrise. June storms settle in in the late afternoon. Cicada songs make my backyard a small theatre for a nightly symphony. The oppressive heat…

Guidry's Open House

In an Acadian home in downtown Breaux Bridge this Saturday night, a group of area artists’ works will be on display at multimedia sculptor Kelly Guidry’s Studio Gallery. The event is an open house, literally and figuratively, as the gallery…

The Breakfast Club Brunch Crawl

This Saturday, Mother’s Day weekend will have an '80s theme throughout downtown as attendees of The Breakfast Club Brunch Crawl try cocktails and brunch items from local bars and restaurants. The crawl, whose name references the popular John Hughes film…