It’s the last week leading up to Christmas. In true fashion for Lafayette at all times of the year, it’s a time for food, music and good deeds for others. This week, you can indulge in two cross-cultural dinners in some of our finest restaurants – one of which is set to close at the end of the year – as well as catch an Opelousas native on her tour, a toy drive featuring Roddie Romero and a Christmas singalong that puts you on the stage! These are a few of my favorite things.
12/19: Christmas Hoot Night: Up for a rowdier version of caroling? The Blue Moon Saloon and Guesthouse will host Wilson Savoy, Jimmy Duhon and Gary Graeff as they play along to some of your favorite Christmas songs – with you on the mic. This hoot night is designed to put the audience at center stage to lead in singing. This event is free! If you’ve ever wanted to get on stage at Blue Moon…here’s your chance.
12/19 Seven Fishes Dinner: The Seven Fishes Dinner, an Italian holiday feast with roots in Catholic tradition, is the latest dinner experience from Bread & Circus for their monthly wine dinners. This Thursday, patrons can join in seven tasting courses of fish accompanied by wine pairings. After dinner, those in attendance can take the wines home for half the ticketed price and enjoy some dessert. Tickets are available for $70 per person here.
12/22: The Iceman Special’s Annual Toy Drive: As part of their toy drive in Lafayette and New Orleans, The Iceman Special will host Roddie Romero and Michael Juan Nunez at The Pearl. Cost of admission is $15 and one unwrapped toy donation. All toys collected will be distributed to local women’s shelters in Louisiana.
12/22: Kylie Frey Presents A Deep Frey’d Christmas: Acadiana’s own Kylie Frey returns home from Nashville this Sunday for an all-ages Christmas inspired performance at the Grouse Room! The country musician, an Opelousas native, has collaborated with Randy Rogers for the track “Too Bad,” and was one of Shania Twain’s proteges on the inaugural season of USA Network’s “Real Country” in 2018. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 at the door and $10 in advance by clicking here.
12/23: Holiday Thaihey – A traditional Thai pop-up by Chef Orawin Greene: On one of its last nights open as a restaurant, Saint Street Inn will host a standalone culinary experience. This Sunday, Thailand native Chef Orawin Greene will take Thaihey Thaifood from the Lafayette Farmers’ Market to SSI, featuring Crawfish tom yum, Thai golden bags, steamed redfish curry in banana leaf bowls and much more! Tickets for the cross-cultural dinner for $40 are available here.