Born in a log cabin in Alabama and supposedly named after one of the founders of the Masons, Hank Williams Sr. is regarded as one of the greatest country musicians of all time. The original country outlaw, Hank Sr. suffered from severe alcoholism and drug addiction — dying at age 29 — but he wrote some great songs. All it takes is a song for people to forgive you for all the bad stuff you did. So take note, if you don’t have a few good tunes to pull your ass out of the fire, better move it along, buddy. On Jan. 8, the Liberty Theater in Eunice hosts a Tribute to Hank Williams Sr. with performances by Hugh Harris, DL Menard, Terry Huval, Valerie Andrus and John Trahan. 6 p.m.
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.