SEVEN-MILE YARD SALE
It’s the king of all garage sales. The annual Seven-Mile Yard Sale, between Arnaudville and Grand Coteau is back. The sale stretches along Hwy. 93 and takes place throughout both towns. Everyone is invited to set up tables to sell anything — kitchen appliances, tools, plants, handmade gifts, whatever. Vendors are invited to call and reserve a space. A yard sale could be a great fundraiser for church and school groups or even a gang of jokers looking to go on a road trip. In addition, many of the gift shops along the route will feature special sales as well as food and fun stuff. The Seven-Mile Yard Sale takes place on March 19, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, call 662-4002 or 662-1032.
ATTN doom boys, underage speed wheelers, snuff dealers and feeble fish squeezers. Here’s a killer show to attend. It will make you feel less alone in the world and stave off “feelings of sadness, anxiety, emptiness, hopelessness, worthlessness, guilt, irritability or restlessness.” Tombs is black-heavy, charbroiled blast furnace plunge. Wormrot is Asian fusion grind meets wolfburger. Louisiana bands Wildfires, This Horrible Machine and Survive the Musical – rotor heavy, drill bit rumble to beef queef – open the show on March 21 at Frankie’s on Jefferson Street. This is an all ages show, starting at 8 p.m. Cover is $6 till 10 p.m. After that, it’s $8. Go.
They’re monster trucks. You like them big, loud, and crunchy. Why have it any other way? Sure you like to write poetry, read Proust, and sip tea in the late afternoon with friends but secretly, what you really want to do is drive a monster truck. Park that thing outside the poetry reading, rev the engine, and then hop out with your book of poems and read them to the enlightened folks. That’s the way to go. This is a little poem I call “Ground Pounder,” formerly known as “War Wizard.” Cajundome hosts the Monster Jam monster truck show on March 19 & 20. Grave Digger, Ice Monster and all the other famous monster trucks will be there tearing it up. Bust it, fool.
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He’s the cool duke of backroad blues and ragged roots and he’s come to melt faces, move buttocks, and slang guitar licks. That’s how he works. Since releasing his deconstructed blues masterpiece, The American Electric, Michael Juan Nunez and his band have been burning up the road miles in the Deep South, playing numerous shows in the region. He brings it all back home to Antler’s on March 18. There is no better restaurant bar to hang out at after Downtown Alive is over than Antler’s. Good food. Good people. Good music. And I’m not just saying that because they hook me up with bacon now and then when I’m hungry in the mornings. Do it.
Here’s a challenge. Make a three-minute movie in three days, using three plot points, a random person, an off-the-wall place and an obscure object. If that sounds like the kind of creative challenge you’d be interested in, head over to AOC on March 18 and sign up to participate.
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
UL hosts Festival of the Arts March 20-26. The annual festival, which takes place at various locations in Lafayette, includes a fashion runway show, a SPARK Lifetime Achievement Award, live music performances, workshops, plays, panel discussions and more. For more info, call 482-1426.
UL Lafayette Wind Ensemble Concert
Ducrest-Gilfry Auditorium in Angelle Hall, 3 p.m.
Fashion Runway Show
Acadiana Center for the Arts’ James D. Moncus Theater, 6 p.m.
Encore performance of “Picnic”- a play by William Inge
Burke Theatre in Burke-Hawthorne Hall, 7:30 p.m.
3-D Arts Atelier and Marais Press Printmaking, Fletcher Hall
Animation and Media Screening
Fletcher Hall 5:30 p.m.
Cajun/Bluegrass Flat-Picking Guitar Picking Summit
With David Doucet and David Sonnier. Angelle Hall Choral Room 7:30 p.m.
PASA Master Classes by Bela Flek, Zakkir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer
Angelle Hall Room 153, 2-3:30 p.m.
Moving Image Arts Panel Discussion
Fletcher Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Symposium on Traditional Music
Angelle Hall Room 153, 1:30-5 p.m.
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet with the UL Symphony Orchestra
Ducrest-Gilfry Auditorium in Angelle Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day
448 Carver Street, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gala Festival Finale
Dupre Library, 7 p.m.
Bust out the glow sticks and disco bits, Nitetown goes full-on raveonaut when it hosts the titans of dance, techno and electronic music: DJ Trashy, DJ Johnny Cage, Cupid and DJ Super Dave on March 18.
Riffs of Griff, the magical wizard of space spirals, earthen sod and psychotronic guitar displays, returns to the hippie haven of Artmosphere. If you’re not down with UL professor Griff Blakewood, you’re probably not down with universal love, peace and truth. To each his own. Riffs of Griff works his special magic with Blue Squirrel on March 16 at Artmosphere.
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The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, March 07, 2014:
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
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Conservatives have been losing their minds over this satirical bit on the Colbert Report.
Due to the chaos of Mardi Gras and the weather, the entry deadline for this year's INDesign Awards has been extended by one week.
The Lafayette Parish School Board leaves a lot to be desired, but is scrapping the election process in favor of an appointed board the answer?
Queen Evangline and King Gabriel ruled Tuesday night
The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
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The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.