This weekend’s highlights include a special performance by the Luciana Souza Quintet abd the stage production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”
For more information on these events and many more taking place all over Acadiana this weekend, visit Acadiana365.com.
Grammy winner Luciana Souza is one of Jazz's leading singers and interpreters. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Luciana Souza has been releasing acclaimed recordings since 2002 - including her six Grammy-nominated records.
Souza has performed and recorded with greats including Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin, Maria Schneider, Danilo Perez and many others.
The Luciana Souza Quintet performs on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, located at 101 W. Vermilion St. For more details and ticket information visit AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the story of a group of mentally ill patients who, unable to cope with society, retreated from the world to take haven within the walls of a mental hospital. R.P. McMurphy, a loud-mouthed, gambling outlaw, sentenced to the ward to avoid time doing hard labor, can't help but light a fire in the hearts of the patients, and show them a glimpse of the life they had forgotten. The cast includes Hope Garrett Cook as Nurse Ratched, Cooper Helm as R.P. McMurphy, Casey Harmon as Chief Bromden and Jim Levert as Dale Harding. Other cast members include Gus Fontenot, Andre Trahan, Jack Sorenson, Scott Hermes, Edward DeMahy, Roger Peak, Kayla Naquin, Mitch Barry, Michael Smith, Catherine Arceneaux, Abigail Deger, Todras Sam and Jackie Robertson.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest runs Friday, Jan. 17, to Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m., at Cite des Arts, located at 109 Vine St. Tickets are $15. For more information visit CiteDesArts.org.
The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm remains open an extra hour on the third Saturday of every month for Market goers to enjoy lunch on the picturesque Horse Farm property in a family friendly atmosphere. Several of Lafayette’s best food trucks will be parked at the Market at the Horse Farm until 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 18th to celebrate the LafayetteTravel Food Pavilion.
The Pavilion, which showcases the culinary creativity of Lafayette’s food culture from farm to fork, is a monthly collaboration of the Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm, local food trucks, and member restaurants of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission. Local musicians Diego Martin Perez and Sam Giaruso will lead this Saturday’s Cajun jam, which takes place at the Market each week at 9:11 a.m.
The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market will be held 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Horse Farm, located at 2913 Johnston St. For more information visit MarketattheHorseFarm.com.
The Lafayette superintendent insists the budget is illegal and vows to fight on.
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At the horn the officiating crew trotted to the tunnel and left security personnel to clean up after them.
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