If you’re out on the west end of town this weekend, roll by Bourque’s Social Club in Scott.
On Feb. 5, singer-songwriter Shannon McNally, who recorded an album of Bobby Charles songs before Charles' death and recently opened up for Willie Nelson, will hit the stage at Bourque’s. On Feb 6, the club will host a benefit to help with funeral expenses for Mike Trahan (the horn player who recently passed away at Artmosphere). It’ll be from 1- 7 p.m. with Mike Dean, The Picardy Birds, True Man Posse, Julian Primeaux, and The Freetown Hounds. Later that night, The Roebucks will rock an entire night of Buddy Holly Tunes with “A Tribute to The Day the Music Died.” On Feb. 7, Joey Broussard and the Scott Hustlers will play after the the Scott Mardi Gras Parade from 1-3 p.m. And later than night, Trueman Posse and Horace Trahan hook up and play after the Super Bowl.
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.