Here are a few highlights of events going down around Acadiana courtesy of the area’s one and only online community calendar Acadiana 365.
Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin
Tonight at the Heymann Center, singer-songwriters Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin bring their array of acoustic hits to the stage spanning the scope of their collective careers as well as a few favorites born out of their lifelong friendship. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets range between $50-$60 and can be purchased at the Heymann Box Office or online at Heymann-Center.com.
Cat Tales and Doggie Monologues
Acadiana’s biggest little theatre troupe Acting Up in Acadiana brings to life the stories of the numerous animals encamped at Lafayette Animal Aid, a no-kill animal shelter. The tales range from traumatic to heartwarming all of which help to enlighten the public on the mission of the Lafayette Animal Aid, as well as other local no-kill, of rescuing and adopting animals in need. Cat Tales and Doggie Monologues will be shown at the Acadiana Center for the Arts starting tonight and Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the AcA Box Office or online at AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org. For more on these events and many more visit Acadiana365.com.
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.
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.