Festival International isn’t the only show in Acadiana this weekend. Down the Teche, New Iberia is celebrating spring with a Saturday ArtWalk and Sunday concert in the park. From the National Register listed Shadows-On-The-Teche throughout the Deco buildings of the city’s historic downtown, shops, restaurants and bars will fling open their doors to an evening of art, crafts, music and fine dining. Sunday, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra sets up under the century-old oaks in City Park for an afternoon of music fit for fauns and satyrs. It’s a spectacular setting, with deep green lawns and the bayou slowly rippling past, so bring a blanket and a bottle of wine and let the music flow.
Artwalk is from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, April 26, call 369-2330 for more information.
Symphony Sunday in the Park is from 3-4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 27, (in case of inclement weather, the symphony will be held at New Iberia Senior High). Call 364-1603 for more information.
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.
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.
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