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The Blues Brothers are what can only be described as the stuff of musical, comedic and cinematic legend. They have become an inextricable thread woven into the fabric of our culture and the images of Jake and Elwood are universally and instantaneously recognizable worldwide. The Official Blues Brothers Revue recreates the live concert experience, integrating the humor and songs from the original film and subsequent albums.
Produced by Judy Belushi Pisano and Dan Aykroyd, the Revue pays homage to Chicago's rich history of blues, soul music and gospel in the true spirit of the original Blues Brothers. Under the musical direction of Paul Shaffer, Jake, Elwood and the high-energy eight-piece Intercontinental Rhythm & Blues Revue Band lay down a big sound, performed with the passion and precision of the original Blues Brothers. Fun for all ages, The Official Blues Brothers Revue strikes the right balance of humor, music and mayhem featuring Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as Jake and Elwood.
The Official Blues Brothers Revue comes to Crowley on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., at the Grand Opera House of the South, located at 505 N. Parkerson Ave. Tickets are $35. For more information visit www.TheGrandOperaHouse.org.
Lafayette gets a headstart on its Mardi Gras festivities with parades starting this Saturday, Feb. 22. The Krewe des Chiens Parade for Dogs is a Mardi Gras event for the whole family. Join the fun and walk your dog in this parade starting at 2 p.m., in Downtown Lafayette. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Following the Parade for Dogs is the Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Mardi Gras Parade. The Rio Parade is known for colorful floats, rocking bands and some of the best beads and throws in Acadiana. The Rio parade rolls each year two Saturdays before Mardi Gras and captures the attention and praise of more than 100,000 smiling spectators.
The Rio Parade starts on Saturday at 6:30 p.m., in Downtown Lafayette and ends at Cajun Field. For more information on these parades as well as those happening next weekend, visit www.MardiGrasLafayette.com.
The Color Vibe is a color blast 5K race that is all about having fun and getting covered from top to toe with splashes of color pandemonium. Participants will get covered with vibrant colored powder along the race route and have a blast becoming human rainbows.
The 5K route will begin at the Rue de Belier entrance at LARCs Acadian Village and proceed to Duhon Road to W. Broussard Road to Ridge Road and back down Rue De Belier.
Following the 5K, a Cajun Mardi Gras celebration will be held inside Acadian Village with activities such as a traditional Courir de Mardi Gras, mini parade, educational Mardi Gras traditions and activities, costume contest, arts and crafts, beads drive, live Cajun music and food provided by local food trucks. This event is free to the public. Acadian Village will sell custom-designed Mardi Gras beads in exchange for a $5 donation to support the event. The event will benefit the LARC organization, which assists adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with their vocational and residential needs.
LARC’s Acadian Village hosts The Color Vibe 5K race followed by a Cajun Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Race registration and pricing are available at www.TheColorVibe.com. For more information about this event, visit www.AcadianVillage.org or call 337-981-2364.
Acadiana Center for the Arts and Social Southern Table and Bar are pleased to announce the first ever AcAs Krewe of Social-ites Brunch. Support Acadiana Center for the Arts by enjoying a fabulous Mardi Gras brunch by Social Southern Table & Bar. Let AcA and Social entertain you with the best food, drink and entertainment around. AcA’s Krewe of Social-ites Brunch will take over Social, turning it into a rollicking indoor/outdoor party.
The Krewe of Social-ites Brunch takes place on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Social Southern Table & Bar, located at 3901 Johnston St. Admission is $75. For more information call Sarah Brown at 337-233-7060. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org, calling 337-233-7060, or visiting Acadiana Center for the Arts at 101 W. Vermilion St., in downtown Lafayette.