Forget those stuffy, invitation-only balls thrown by those stuffy, invitation-only krewes. The inaugural Krewe de Bayou Mardi Gras Ball is for everyone.
Hosted by Townsquare Media, the bash will throw down starting at 7 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Downtown Ballroom & Bistro on Jefferson Street. Everyone is invited — for a $30 admission ticket, but no krewe fees or other sundry expenses are levied. The theme for this first Krewe de Bayou Mardi Gras Ball is “the Roaring 20s,” so get your spats and flapper gowns ready.
A king and queen will be announced soon for this 21-and-older par-tay. Tickets are available at Schlotzsky’s on Johnston Street and Pinhook Road and via TicketFly.com. For further information including details on VIP tables, call Jen Carlson at (337) 233-6000.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.