Spice is nice

Zydeco stars Chris Ardoin and NuStep headline the 8th annual Opelousas Spice and Music Festival Friday and Saturday at South City Park, just off I-49 exit 18, in Opelousas.

The festival opens at 6:30 tonight with Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie, followed by Horace Trahan and the New Ossun Express. Chris Ardoin & NuStep close the show.

Saturday's lineup includes J. Paul and the Zydeco Nubreedz, Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns, Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames, and Ardoin's band.

The festival also includes food, arts and crafts and a kids' activity center with a fun jump and rock wall. RV parking is available.

INFO (337) 948-6263 or visit here

 

Good taste for a cause

On Saturday, 11 .m. to 4 p.m., Tropical Smoothie at 458 Heymann Blvd will host a fundraiser for Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble. The organization will receive 15 percent of sales. So while you're enjoying tasty food you can meet with company member and  parents of SYSE students.

 

BluesBerry Fest, II

The 2nd annual BluesBerry Festival, set for Saturday, 6 p.m. at the Blue Moon Saloon. In addition to music by A.J. Primeaux hosting a front porch blues jam session, Henry Gray & the Cats, and Cedric Burnside, there's a Blueberry Dish Tasting competition, a Blue Dat fashion contest and it's all preceded by a bike ride.

Go here for more information.

 

Beatles tribute one more time

Kelly Keeling's "A Tribute to The Beatles," is set for Saturday, 7 p.m., at Cite des Arts, 109 Vine St.Cite des Arts, 109 Vine St.

Go here for more information.

 

Up is up next

Downtown Lafayette's Movies in the Parc presents Up, Saturday, at Parc International.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and admission is $2 and free for children 5 and under. Parking is available at Parc-Auto du Centreville at Polk and Vermilion Streets. Concessions are available on site. Go here for more information.

 

Final acts for 'True West'

Gris Gris Productions and Richard Howes Productions re-present 'True West' through Sunday at Theater 810, 810 Jefferson St. Curtain is 7:30 tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Go here for more information.

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