Here is a sample of the many events taking place all around Acadiana this weekend courtesy of Acadiana365.com.
Creole Culture Day
Vermilionville is celebrating its annual Creole Culture Day this Sunday that explores the Creole community and how it maintains its heritage. This year’s event focuses on family folklore with activities including storytelling, Creole exhibits, cooking demonstrations, children’s games and crafts, sharing circles on Creole music and traditional healing, boat tours and canoeing. Live music will be provided by Gerard Delafose & The Zydeco Gators, Corey & The Zydeco Hot Peppers along with a special Creole Jam led by Brandon Ledet. There will even be an on-site blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. courtesy of United Blood Services and C.R.E.O.L.E., Inc.
Creole Culture Day will be held Sunday, June 9, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Vermilionville, located at 300 Fisher Road. For more information included a detailed schedule of the events visit Vermilionville.org
Twelve Angry Men
Wanderlust Theatre is bringing Reginald Rose’s classic Twelve Angry Men to Theatre 810. The play centers around a 1957 murder trial and the 12 disgruntled jurors who hold the fate of one young man in their hands. As they reach a seemingly unanimous decision of “guilty,” one lone juror decides the evidence presented does not prove the man’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Showtimes for Twelve Angry Men are June 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. at Theatre 810, located at 810 Jefferson St., in Downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling (337) 484-0172 or visiting Wanderlust12AngryMen.eventbrite.com
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MAR 6 In this week's post, Jim Brown is remembering former Gov. Jimmie Davis, who was sworn in 70 years ago this week. Included in here is the governor's recipe for raccoon, which was his favorite dish, Brown says. He also tells us who "Sunshine" was - Jimmie's palomino. She's buried at the late governor's farm, Brown says.
MAR 6 Columnist James Gill applies his special combination of wit and sarcasm to our friend Don Briggs in this post. Gill read the oil and gas leader's deposition and almost felt sorry for him -- almost. The problem seems to be related to Mr. Brigg's "stupendous ignorance of his purported area of expertise," Gill writes. He also credits Briggs with doing more for the environmental cause in a couple hours than tree-huggers can accomplish in years.
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MAR 6 Here's some more new info on the continuing controversy at Louisiana College, this time posted on the Tennessean (so maybe this story is pretty interesting outside of Louisiana, too). The story, originally written by Town Talk reporters, tells us about a document with allegedly forged signatures which was sent to SACS, the organization which issues accreditation for southern universities and colleges. The plot thickens?
MAR 6 When one reads a story like this one on KATC about the person or persons unknown who stole a huge duck balloon, three questions come to mind. First, what kind of person steals a huge balloon used to advertise a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club? And second, how can that person drive off with a huge balloon -- and attract no attention at all? And of course, the biggie: what you gonna do with that?
MAR 6 If you're interested in how things might look in 20 or 30 years, here's a good indication. This post by a 19-year-old sophomore in the LSU Reveille is the first in a series about racism. Written by a white girl, it argues that we must discuss racism and acknowledge its existence. We can't pretend it doesn't exist anymore - because it does, she says.
MAR 6 LaPolitics is doing the math on the state's unclassified workforce, and it looks pretty good -- if you're part of it. The top 50 unclassified positions in state government are making a combined $17 million, LaPolitics reports. That's $3 million more than when Jindal took office. (It's also an average salary of $340,000 in case you're interested) What's really interesting is that a lot of these positions are related to college athletics. Huh.
MAR 6 What does Ash Wednesday in NOLA look like? Beaded trees. This Picayune story takes a look at one narrow aspect of the annual clean-up following Mardi Gras: the beads hanging from trees. It takes weeks for crews to remove the trash from the trees, the story tells us.
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