Bach Lunch usually signals cooler weather," says Marsha D'Aunoy, music coordinator for Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium's weekly outdoor music series. The fall season of Bach Lunch kicks off Friday, Oct. 7 in Parc Sans Souci, and with temperatures predicted in the mid-80s with lows in the 50s, that's just the weather report D'Aunoy and Acadiana have been hoping for. The fall season of Bach Lunch runs through Nov. 11, and the lineup includes Something for Jess, Fair to Middlin,' Mark Meaux & Willie Golden of The Bluerunners, L'Angelus and Richard Revue. Bach Lunch began nearly 20 years ago at the former museum and planetarium location near Girard Park as an outlet for classical musicians, hence the name. "They started introducing more varieties of music, but the name just stuck," she says. "Now the focus is on variety for people to experience different types of music and give exposure to the musicians."
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.