Downtown Alive! closes its 30th Anniversary fall season on Wednesday with a special pre-Thanksgiving holiday bash featuring the Cajun stylings of the Pine Leaf Boys followed by the lighting of the official City Christmas Tree.
The city’s official Chritsmas season kickoff will also have sleigh bell fitted carriage rides from Parc Sans Souci, gumbo from Iberia Bank and a toy drive to benefit Toys for Tots.
This 99 percent free holiday concert and celebration begins Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at Parc Sans Souci. Find more details at downtownlafayette.org.
Vermilionville will also be hosting its own Thanksgiving Eve jubilee for Geno Delafose Celebrates Thanksgiving. Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie begin their set at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night with tickets for $10 at the door. For more information visit bayouvermilion.org.
Café Vermilionville will also be closing out its fall Courtyard Concert Series with a special Thanksgiving Eve performance by Roddie Romero and Eric Adcock starting at 6 p.m. Visit cafev.com or call 237-0100 for more information.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.