These are some samplings of the many events happening around Acadiana this weekend taken directly from the pages of the area’s only online community calendar Acadiana 365.
David Wilcox Acadiana Center for the Arts Friday, March 1 7:30 p.m.
Next in queue for the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana’s singer-songwriter series is folk artist David Wilcox. Wilcox will take the stage tonight armed only with a single guitar to deliver a folk trifecta of hypnotic guitaring, silky baritone vocals and seasoned lyrical dexterity. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at the AcA Box Office or online by clicking here.
New York Polyphony Acadiana Center for the Arts Saturday, March 2 7:30 p.m.
NPR calls New York Polyphony “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts,” and after witnessing the magnitude of the collective quartet’s vocal power it is easy to understand why the command such praise. In addition to their vocal attributes, New York Polyphony affords a range in their performance from bygone formal pieces to unforgettable modern melodies. Tickets range from $15-30 depending on seating and are available at the AcA Box Office or online.
Off the Grid
Country and honky-tonk songstress Yvette Landry opens up for the Titan of the Telecaster a.k.a. Bill Kirchen on Friday, March 1. Doors open at 8 p.m. with admission at $10.
The Rayo Brothers will be celebrating the release of their debut EP “Dark Days” at Artmosphere on Saturday, March 2, along with The Onlines and Taylor Verrett. Doors open at 9 p.m. and admission is $5.
And for Sunday brunch, the Blue Dog Café will host Sassafrass Jubillee from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.
For more on these events and many more visit Acadiana365.com.
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.