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: Bach Lunch. The last of Bach Lunch’s 30th anniversary series will take place Friday afternoon in Parc Sans Souci with the Nouveau String Band, a swingy blues act. Zea Rotisserie, Bailey’s Seafood and Grill, and Creole Lunch House will provide lunch for the event. Vendors start serving at 11:15 a.m., and the music starts at noon.

11/3: Broadmoor Elementary Fall Carnival. Broadmoor will open its doors Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for its annual fall festival. The day includes bingo, a cakewalk, fun jumps and inflatables, Om at Home Yoga and more than 35 games. A silent auction will be conducted, with local artwork and gift certificates to local restaurants up for grabs. Concessions will be provided by NuNu’s, The Acadiana Bar & Grill, Chop’s Specialty Meats, and Pizza Village. For more information, visit Broadmoorpto.org/carnival.

11/3: Bark in the Park. Acadiana’s no-kill animal rescue shelter Acadiana Animal Aid, will host its 20th annual fundraiser, Bark in The Park, this Saturday in Girard Park from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their pets and children, as there are activities for both. Vendors will be available for dog spa services, a photo booth and contests. Microchipping services and free mini-training classes will be available as well. Children can look forward to fun jumps, games, and rides. All proceeds from the event benefit the cost of running the shelter, allowing AAA to continue saving homeless animals’ lives. For more information, visit Acadianaanimalaid.org.

11/4: Blue Butterfly Children’s Ball. This Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., L’eglise Event Center will host Healing House’s second annual Blue Butterfly Children’s Ball, presented by Grace Hospice. Special musical guests the Storybook Headquarters will perform during the fairy tale-themed ball, and attendees can look forward to dancing and children’s activities as well as a buffet-style dinner inspired by iconic children’s characters. Tickets are $45 per person and are available at Healinghouse.org.

11/7-11/11: Southern Screen Festival. Emerging filmmakers and storytellers will showcase their work this Wednesday at the premiere of the Southern Screen Festival. Southern Screen is special in that it is held in multiple locations downtown. Attendees can also attend storytelling workshops, film screenings, live podcasts, live music, parties and more. Ticket prices vary from free for students to $60 for a festival-long pass. Tickets and event schedules are available at Southernscreen.org.



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