Downtown’s spring arts season kicks off at noon today with Les Freres Michot opening the Bach Lunch Series. Listen to traditional music from the talented Michot family and buy a box lunch; proceeds benefit the Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium. Tonight, "Driving Miss Daisy" continues at Cite Des Arts. Saturday, galleries, restaurants and businesses throw open their doors for the monthly ArtWalk. Check out Dominick Cross’s photo exhibit, “In Tune with Musicians in Black & White” at Frederick Hair Studio; a show of mandalas created in arts workshops at Acadiana Outreach titled “Mosaic Mandalas”; and a one-night showing of the best of local print and outdoor advertising at IberiaBank, which precedes the annual ADDY awards event later that evening. The same night, Grant Street Dance Hall hosts The Art Grinder, featuring outsider forms like illustration and graphic design. For more information about all the weekend's events, check out the Ind’s weekly calendar here.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.