Starting at noon Sasha Masakowski brings her New Orleans jazz style to downtown. She’s won the Big Easy Music Award for “Best Emerging Artist of 2009” as well as being an oft-nominated favorite of Offbeat magazine “Best Female Vocalist,” “Best Emerging Artist,” and her album being nominated for “Best Contemporary Jazz Album.”
Masakowski is part of the musical Masakowskis — her father is Blue Note label artist Steve Masakowski of Astral Project and is the current endowed chair of the Jazz Studies Department at the University of New Orleans.
Today’s Bach Lunch picnic choices are Bailey’s Seafood & Grill, Tsunami Sushi and Trynd, as well as, and I quote, “the return of the ‘Hot Dog Man!’” I want his food without knowing anything more than that. Grub served from 11:30 a.m. until around 1 p.m.
Chairs and blankets are welcome. If you feel like a bout of altruism, remember as you eat that all the proceeds go to benefit the Lafayette Science Museum.
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.