If you're going to be in Austin this upcoming week for South by Southwest, be sure to catch the world premiere of The Promised Land: A Swamp Pop Journey. It's a documentary that focuses on Lafayette's Lil' Band O' Gold - "8 members, 25 egos, 6 livers." You've got three chances to catch it - at the Alamo Lamar Cinema 1 on Tuesday, March 17; the Continental Club on Wednesday, March 18 (for a crawfish boil, too); and the Austin Convention Center on Thursday, March 19. For more info, check out the Web site for Room 609 Films. Also check out the trailer below:
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.