Opera nuts of Lafayette have just hit a high C. The first showing on the new Acadiana Center for the Arts big screen will be a live simulcast of Mussorgsky’s great Russian tragedy, Boris Godunov, in high definition projection and sound. This is a grand coup for the AcA, bringing an entire season of world class opera, live, from the Metropolitan Opera to Lafayette. The curtain rises at 11 a.m., Saturday October 23. Single performance tickets are $12 -$16. The performance runs five hours, 25 minutes. Season tickets are also available.
Later that day, the AcA will screen the first in the Southern Circuit Screenings: Pelada, a soccer documentary. Away from stadiums, there’s another side of soccer. Tucked away in alleys and side streets, people play improvised games everywhere imaginable. Pelada is a documentary following two former college soccer stars, chasing this global phenomenon. Spanning gender, race, religion and class, Pelada tells the stories of the players they meet along the way. 7:30 p.m., AcA Theatre $5 - $7. Refreshments will be available at the new AcA cafe. Run time: 1 Hr., 30 min. Single tickets and 6 show season passes available at the door
For info and tickets for both performances, call 233-7060 or go to the AcA website.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.