Vermilionville Performance Center has Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie. Delafose and his band are a foot-stompin’ staple of south Louisiana and have been for many years. Delafose is the son of famed zydeco accordion player John Delafose. Tickets are $35. Call 233-4077 for details. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Artmosphere presents Vagabond Swing and Dimestore Troubadours. Word is that the dancer Kali from the Storyville Starlettes has been added to the bill. Show begins around 10 p.m. with Artmosphere’s doors opening much earlier. Full kitchen closes when the bar does. Vagabond and Dimestore both have a ragtime, sleazy fun feel, like the weird old guy at the bar who does magic tricks, only you can dance to it without being stepped on. Really fun.
The Elephant Room over on Kaliste Saloom has the tin-pan-alley-meets-metal band The Howdies for your listening pleasure. Gorgeous Art Deco-esque bar boasts a variety of inspired, original cocktails. Find them at 340 Kaliste Saloom Road or call 989-4155.
The Blue Moon Saloon invites you to be ballers at the Sinner’s Ball bash with performances by Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole and The Mercy Brothers. Both bands are a great balance of representing South Louisiana’s music. Blue Moon is like a honky tonk for people freaked out by going to a real dive bar — great choice. Shindig starts at 8:30 p.m.
Jefferson Street Pub in downtown Lafayette has new owners who are throwing a party called The Black & White Affair. For a $10 cover there is midnight champagne, hors d’oeuvres, specialty drinks and DJ Knuckles spinning. Black and white attire is requested but certainly not required. Call 232-5040 for details.
These are just a few of the good times in Acadiana this Saturday. Check out The Grid tomorrow when the latest issue of The Ind arrives or check out our Colossus Calendar.
1,595 rigs were exploring for oil and 332 for gas. A year ago there were 1,738 active rigs.
Prestigious honor annually recognizes a single attorney for excellence in public interest/pro bono work.
JPMorgan Chase is giving $1 million to Louisiana's community and technical colleges, to help with workforce training efforts to match students to available jobs.
Law firm unveils newly renovated 200-year-old building.
UL grad named web developer at BBR Creative
Lafayette-based emergency department staffing and management company raises $120 million in senior credit facilities through GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services.
High-rise apartment building, parking garage, hotel and retail part of new development.
The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising.
Louisiana is drowning, quickly.
An investment group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets will buy the Louisiana power company Cleco for $3.4 billion.
Local developer’s Lake Charles Gardens LLC purchases buildings and leases; land still owned by Dugas family.
Economist Loren Scott says Louisiana is in the midst of an industrial boom unlike any other in its history, with more than $100 billion in industrial projects either under construction or in the engineering and design phase.
The Louisiana Treasury holds $18 million in Israel Bonds — bonds that earn 2.868 percent when the three-year U.S. Treasury is yielding 1.08 percent.
ABiz celebrates another class of Acadiana's most influential female trailblazers, the Lourdes Foundation honors a local philanthropist and MedExpress in Opelousas celebrates its 22nd year as the “little ambulance service that could.”
Is Louisiana’s O&G industry ready to head south of the border?
Downtown’s newest live-work space for creatives doubles as a gallery for other upcoming artists to show their work.
A maritime case originating in Lafayette federal court could become a game changer for the oil and gas industry.
Here’s what’s at stake in the November Senate race — regardless of whether Republicans gain control of the upper chamber.
From the publisher’s in-box: ABiz reaches out to Lake Charles, time to “Come Home, Louisiana,” and now accepting nominations for Entrepreneur of the Year.
In late September Cleco and UL Lafayette showed off the Cleco Alternative Energy Center, where researchers explore ways to generate power by using renewable resources.
The most recent promotions, hirings and announcements from Acadiana's biz community.
While Amendments 1 and 2 will shield some health care providers from the budgetary whims of Gov. Jindal, they could make higher ed even more vulnerable to cuts.
Age 60 looks good on the country’s second-largest oil and gas show.
Local pieces and logo-emblazoned corporate gifts
Let’s show how much we care what it looks like.