SWLA Weekend Guide

Here are your weekend highlights:

Lake Charles:

First annual ABF Lake City Hoops Classic: Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Lake Charles-Boston Academy Gym, located at 1509 Enterprise Blvd. in Lake Charles. The event is hosted by the AB Franklin Community Development Foundation. For more information, call 337-491-2330.

O'Connor String Quartet: Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the F.G. Bulber Auditorium on the McNeese State University campus in Lake Charles. Tickets are general admission and are $20 for adults, $5 for children 18 and under and free for McNeese or Sowela students with a student ID. Tickets are available online at http://www.banners.org/details.cfm?PRODID=102. For more information, call 475-5123 or visit www.banners.org.

Disney's "Sleeping Beauty": Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Central School Arts Center, located at 809 Kirby St. in Lake Charles. This play is put on by the Children's Theatre Company. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students. Tickets may be purchased at www.childrenstheatre.cc or 337-433-7323.  

 "Almost, Maine": Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. in Ralph Squires Recital Hall on the McNeese State University campus. This production is being put on by the Bayou Players. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for McNeese faculty/staff, senior citizens and youth, and free for McNeese students with a current ID. For tickets or more information, call 337-475-5040 or visit www.mcneese.edu/theatre.

"Fences": Feb. 23 and March 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 24 and March 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. at the Lake Charles Little Theatre, located at 813 Enterprise Boulevard in Lake Charles. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students with an ID. For more information, call 337-433-7988.

McNeese State University Career Fair: Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Gym on the McNeese campus. McNeese students and alumni are welcome to participate. Eighty-eight companies are expected to participate in the event. A list of participants can be found at www.mcneese.edu/career/. For more information, call the McNeese Career Services Center at 475-5612 or 1-800-622-3352, ext. 5612.  

"How Do You Fight a Song? Country Music Campaigns of Jimmie Davis": Feb. 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 103 of Hardtner Hall at McNeese Statue University. This presentation is being offered as part of the SAGE Lecture Series, for adults ages 50 and up. For more information or to register, call McNeese Leisure Learning at 337-475-5127 or go to www.mcneese.edu/leisure.

Saxophonist Maceo Parker: March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rosa Hart Theatre at the Lake Charles Civic Center, located at 900 Lakeshore Dr. Tickets are $20 for adult general admission, $5 for general admission for children 18 and under and free for McNeese or Sowela students with a student ID. All general admission tickets are for balcony seats. Only those with season tickets to Banners events or those with corporate tickets will be allowed in the orchestra seats. Tickets may be purchased at http://banners.org/details.cfm?PRODID=103.


"Taking It to the Roots": Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Crowley Historic Rice Theatre, located at 425 N. Parkerson Ave. in Crowley. Tickets are reserved seating and are $10. Tickets may be purchased via phone at 504-239-0126, or they may be purchased at the box office on the day of the performance. This event is presented by the Exhibit Dance Collective. 


Closing Reception for the exhibit "Black and White": Feb. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the RealArt Gallery, located at 108 W. First St. in DeRidder. The reception will include a meet-and-greet with the artist.


Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys, followed by Bubba Hebert and the New Morse Playboys: Feb. 23. from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, located at 200 West Park Ave. in Eunice. This performance is being held as part of the "Rendez-vous des Cajuns" Cajun Music Radio & TV Show. Tickets go on sale at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the ticket window of the Liberty Theater. Tickets are $5 and are general admission seating.

Savoy Family Band: Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, located at 200 Park Ave. in Eunice. This performance is part of the LSUE Spring 2012 Performing Arts Series. Tickets are $5 for adults and free to LSUE students and children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call 457-1510. 


Tri-Star Basketball Skills Contest: Feb. 24 at the Comeaux Recreation Center in Beaullieu Park, located on Bluebird Drive in Lafayette. Registration begins at 1 p.m., and the competition starts at 2 p.m. Admission is free, and the competition is open to boys and girls ages 8-13 as of March 15, 2013. For more information, call 291-8375 or 291-8368 or 291-8380.  


"See There in the Distance": Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Johnson Temple Church of God in Christ, located at 200 Nona St. in Leesville. This performance will be given by singer Rudy Hinds. "See There in the Distance" chronicles the life and accomplishments of contralto Marian Anderson.  

Moss Bluff:

Wild Game Cook-off: Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sam Houston Jones State Park. Sportsmen are invited to bring in their best winter harvest to compete for first, second and third place in this outdoor camp style cook-off. This event is being held as part of the Southwest Louisiana Chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society's monthly meeting series. For more information, call 337-302-5025 or 337-912-9394 or visit http://www.ladutch.com. 


Northwestern State University Spring Cheerleading Clinic: Feb. 23 with registration beginning at 8 a.m. in the Health and Human Performance Building on the NSU campus. The clinic is open to students in Pre-K through 12th grade, and participants will perform during halftime at the NSU basketball game later that day. For registration information, contact Amy Dodson at dodsona@nsula.edu or call 318-357-4618.

Spring Scholars' Day: Feb. 23 in Morrison Hall at Northwestern State University. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the program begins at 9 a.m. Admission is free, and lunch will be available for $10. This event will address those interested in joining the Louisiana Scholar's College. To register, call 800-838-2208. For more information, email  hammetl@nsula.edu.

"Eleemosynary": Feb. 23-24 and Feb. 27 through March 2 in Theatre West at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Performance times are 7:30 p.m., except for a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 24. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and senior citizens. Northwestern State, BPCC@NSU and Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts students are admitted free with a current student I.D. Tickets can be purchased online at theatre.nsula.edu. For more information, call 318-357-4483.

Northwestern State University Orchestra Youth Concert: Feb. 25 at 9:30 a.m. in Magale Recital Hall. The performance will include Russell Peck's Thrill of the Orchestra and the Finale to Mozart's Symphony No. 41.

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