Lake City Beat! – September 25th
The Fall Scene
There’s so much going on this fall, so let’s get to it!
One of the most anticipated arts events of the season is Gallery Promenade presented by the Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana. It’s scheduled for September 26 from 5-9 p.m. and covers everything from Lake Charles’ downtown district to McNeese State University’s campus and even the many unique districts of Sulphur. This event focuses on local artists, current exhibits and businesses that support the local art scene. I know so many people forget to mark their calendar and kick themselves for missing it. For more details, visit www.artscouncilswla.org or call (337) 439-2787.
Birthdays are typically something that we look forward to celebrating even when they are not our own. I’m excited about Ross Soileau’s 25th birthday party, which will be hosted by Neon Natives slated for Friday, October 3 at Cowboys Lake Charles at 9 p.m. This party is open to the public and will undoubtedly be a fun-filled night.
My love for supporting local is immeasurable, so when I learned about Chuck Fest and discovered that over a dozen bands would be performing, I wanted to announce to the world that a new music-focused festival was coming to Lake Charles. Luna Bar & Grill is marking a milestone anniversary next month and to celebrate, owner Dave Evans decided to implement something he has envisioned for years. Chuck Fest also serves as a fundraiser for the Tipitina’s Foundation, which assists schools and young musicians by funding instruments. Walker Williams, a newly formed design firm created amazing posters, ads and billboards. For more information, turn to page—in the JAM.
Another exciting event coming up is the Lake Charles Film Festival, held October 10-12. This year, music will be added to the weekend lineup and is being organized and hosted by Stellar Beans Coffee House & Edibles. Venues such as My Place American Pub located at 630 West Prien Lake Road are being utilized for social events outside of the standard Central School location where the seminars, workshops and independent film screenings will be held. For the complete list and more details, visit www.lakecharlesfilmfestival.com.
Fall Fashion Events!
To my knowledge, the first public fashion event of the season is Alexander & Burris’ Lace & Lingerie Halloween Fashion Show with music by DJ Jose Mata. It takes place on Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m. at 3topia (409 West Prien Lake Road). For more information, call (678) 763-4532. Next up is Indrea Gordon’s Kiddy Quad Holiday Runway Show on Sunday, October 12 at 5 p.m. at Springhill suites by Marriott, 1551 West Prien Lake Road. For details, call (337) 309-0945.
On Thursday, October 16 at 6 p.m., the Imperial Calcasieu Museum will present the original Art of Fashion Design V – “Trio” at L’Auberge Casino Resort. The show serves as a fundraiser for the museum while featuring local fashion retailers. For more information, call (337) 439-3797. The final fashion event that I am looking forward to is La Familia’s Fashion Show Extravaganza: “Lights, Camera & New York” on October 17 at 6:30 p.m. This year, it will take place at the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lake Charles. This show also serves as a fundraising event for La Familia Resource Center and you may call (337) 312-2906 for additional details.
On a side note, I would like to thank everyone who supported our kick-off show for our MAS (Music Artist Showcase) Fall Series events. Be sure to keep a close eye for upcoming events, including a special anniversary party on October 22 at The Center Stage. We are showcasing local music artist Ralph Rhymes as our main performer, but there are additional performance slots available. If you’re interested in performing, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, thank you, Southwest Louisiana, for continually progressing and being open-minded. Please join me and my co-hosts Bryana Domingue, Jacob Terracina for your ‘Morning Wake Up’ every weekday from 6-10 a.m. on KBYS 88.3 FM and online at kbys.fm. If you are interested in volunteering or making a tax-deductible contribution, visit the station’s website for more information.