Acadiana springs are the prettiest, albeit briefest, season. This week’s activities and events include spring-related celebrations, including a UL-Lafayette alumni gathering to network and admire the campus in bloom, a springy, seafood-rich 5-course meal, and a fun celebration for the end of Louisiana football season!
1/30: Flex Ave: The Acadiana Center for the Arts will host the national premiere of dance company Flex Ave on their 2020 North American tour as part of the Spotlight Series, focused on theater, dance and screen. Flex Ave is the brainchild of dance pioneer Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray. Set to a continuous mix of reggae, hip hop and pop music, Flex Ave features 10 of the best Flexn dancers, all hailing from Brooklyn. Combining a dance vernacular unique to the group and modern, fun music, the Jamaican street styles are distinct – viewers may remember seeing several Flexn dancers at Beyonce’s recent Coachella performance.
1/30: Reve Trivia Night, Louisiana football addition: The only way to utilize useless information is through trivia. To celebrate a hallmark year in Louisiana football, Reve Coffee Roasters will host a breakfast-for-dinner themed night of trivia highlighting notable events from playoffs, championships and bowl games. Teams covered include the LSU Tigers, UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns and the New Orleans Saints. The games begin at 7 p.m.
1/30: Bubbles and Bites: City Club in River Ranch invites you to a five-course sparkling wine dinner this Thursday for a decadent evening. The menu includes salmon and tuna tartare with sliced green onion, julienned cucumbers, cilantro, black sesame seeds and fresh ginger paired with the apropos Salmon Creek Brut. Up next are fresh, salty Louisiana shucked oysters topped with champagne caviar, crème fresh toasted rye crostinis paired with Hacienda Brut. Cost is $65 per person. Please call 337-216-6507 to reserve your table.
2/1: Camellia Tea: The second annual gathering presented by the UL-Lafayette Alumni Association welcomes alumni to “join buds amid the blossoms.” Stroll the gardens and admire the campus camellias at the Alumni Center starting at 3 p.m., with traditional afternoon tea served indoors at 4 p.m. Click here for tickets.
2/1: French Immersion Fundraiser: In an effort to add the Académie Franco-Louisianaise de Sunset (AFS) in Saint-Landry Parish to the growing list of French Immersion schools, Vermilionville will welcome five Acadiana bands to their stage this Saturday. Ticket sales will go toward AFS’ renovations and start-up costs associated with the 2020-2021 school year, including books, desks, permits, resources and materials. Attendees are requested to reserve tickets online for a proper headcount. Tickets can be purchased here at various price points.