If you are interested in widening your skill set or specific knowledge of certain types of media, you can attend any number of workshops being held at Tipitina’s Co-op over the next month. Tipitina’s Co-op, located at 510 Johnston St. in Lafayette, is part of the non-profit Tipitina’s Foundation. For a monthly fee of $10, members of the cooperative gain access to computers, recording and film software, musical instruments, and a number of other services; however, all the workshops are free and open to the public.
Tipitina’s Workshops Jan. 19 – Feb. 25
Jan. 19 Video Codecs with Kris Wotipka at A.O.C. (124 East Main St.) at 6 p.m.
Jan. 26 The Art of Creative Merch with Jillian Johnson at 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 Managing and Booking Bands with Johnny Palazzotto and Lisa Stafford at 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 10 Intro to Final Cut Pro with David Webber at 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 25 Compositing and Mattes with Ben Balser. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (all-day workshop)
Tipitina’s Co-op 510 Johnston Street Lafayette, LA 70501-8026 (337) 234-5137
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.