Annual Encan du bon temps (Good Times Auction) tonight
The good times must roll even when times are bad. Not saying they are bad now, just that they must roll. Onward. In this case, the good times will be rolling in the form of the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism’s annual Encan du bon temps (Good Times Auction). What initially began as a way for CCET to showcase Louisiana artists while raising funds to support the center’s efforts has magically evolved into an auction that features cultural keepsakes and items you can’t find anywhere else in town.
For the lean sum of a $25 donation, participants gain entry to the live and silent auction as well as food, drinks and music. Among the array of items to be auctioned off is a signed copy of Edwin Edwards’ new biography, a 1982 print by Phillip Gould, and original artwork from James Hebert. Dig it. In addition there will be a ton of other cool stuff up for auction, including rare record albums, packages of books, CDs, DVDs, entertainment and dining certificates, and memberships to Vermilionville and Tipitina’s Co-op. All proceeds support CCET’s regular outreach and free community programming, including its monthly In Your Own Backyard series at Vermilionville and the recently launched Film @ the Center partnership with Acadiana Center for the Arts. Money raised will also fund fieldwork such as interviews and documentation of little-known traditions of our culture.
The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with live music by the Pepper Jack Shrimp Playboys. Barry Ancelet will conduct the live auction at 7:30 p.m. Be at the Abacus Ballroom (530 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette) tonight, March 18 to support the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism. For more information or to purchase tickets to the event contact the CCET at 482-1320.
To post a comment, please log into your IND account. If you do not have an account, click the "register" button to create one. Facebook comments can be used as an alternative to creating an account at theIND.com.
NOV 25 Here's a link to the petition that has been created to save Zeus, a family dog who is targeted for death by the learned fathers of the Avoyelles Parish village of Moreauville. They passed an ordinance based on nothing that outlaws pit bulls and Rotweillers. As of Tuesday morning, the petition had more than 230,000 signatures - a number that's a wee bit higher than the village population of 929.
NOV 25 Blogger Tom Aswell is writing about the latest in a federal lawsuit against Du Pont that claims the chemical company's Ascension Parish plant has been leaking toxic fumes on a regular basis for years without reporting it. The company is asking the court to prevent the plaintiff from talking about a fatal toxic leak that happened in Texas, Tom writes.
NOV 25 Louisiana Democrats are limping, but don't count them out, Jeremy Alford writes in this post on LaPolitics. They've come back before; but the one thing the D's can't do is just twiddle their thumbs while waiting for the pendulum to swing left, Alford opines. They need to rebuild and rebrand, he says.
NOV 25 Blogger Mike Deshotels offers this primer on predatory charter schools and how they operate, specifically in Louisiana. They're not just profiting from our tax dollars, they're using children and shortchanging them to do so, Deshotels says.
NOV 25 Blogger Rod Dreher is writing about the increasing number of retail establishments who are open on Thanksgiving in this post. He's got a list of stores that will be open and a list of stores that won't.
NOV 25 Edwin Edwards took off the gloves on Monday, this post on WAFB tells us. At a Press Club appearance, he wondered how his 6th Congressional District opponent, Garret Graves, could be an expert in all the areas in which he claims to be - when he has no college degree in anything. (Five years - FIVE YEARS - in college, but no degree. Huh?)
NOV 25 This story in the LSU Reveille assures students that the Jindal administration's removal of millions from the TOPS fund won't affect students. Oh, ah. K. Is that like the raid on the OGB wasn't going to affect state employees? Who is the adviser for this paper?
NOV 25 Apparently the Jindal administration can't handle old folks, either. This post on The Advocate outlines a legislative auditor's report critical of the administration's handling (or not handling) of the state agency that oversees services for the elderly.
NOV 24 Blogger Bob Mann is blogging about race and the Senate campaign in this post. Sure, everybody knows that Mary Landrieu doesn't do too well with white folks, but how come the GOP can't get arrested in the black community? Bob is asking.
NOV 24 The GOP has a boogie-man for anybody thinking about voting for Mary Landrieu: President Obama. But the Dems have one for Bill Cassidy, too, Melinda Deslatte writes in this AP post on The Reading Eagle -- and his name is Governor Jindal.
NOV 24 Columnist Stephanie Grace is writing about Bobby Jindal's continuing refusal to accept federal funding for the expansion of Medicaid. It's purely an attempt to benefit him politically, meaning the decision is "cruel, short-sighted and remarkably self-centered." Well, yeah. Have you met him?
NOV 24 Because of a town ordinance, the police will come to a disabled girl's home this week to take away her service dog and kill him. Sound like a bad Lifetime movie? Nope - it's real life in Moreauville, blogger Lamar White Jr. tells us in this post. The dog's crime? Being born a pit bull. What's the reason for this ordinance? Well, the town fathers are a little vague on that one. Maybe Obama?
Read the Flipping Paper!
Click Here for the Entire Print Version of IND Monthly