Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Comics, musicians spread 'A Little Christmas Cheer' in Eunice

    Comedy and Cajun music spread A Little Christmas Cheer, a benefit for swamp country singer Shane West, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Liberty Theater in Eunice. Terry Comeaux, Steve Shaw and Tee Ray are the featured comedians. The Steve Riley & Friends Trio provides the music. 
Steve Riley
    Tickets are $10 and can be purchased the day of the show at the Liberty. For more information, call 457-7389. 
    Other events going on in St. Landry Parish include:
  •     The Compound, a local acting group, presents Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and Dec. 21-23 at the Delta Grand, 120 S. Market St., in downtown Opelousas. Admission is $10. (337) 407-1806, www. 
  •     Poet Nellie Harrington and musician Byron Knott perform for an Open Mic night at 7 p.m. Thursday at Casa Azul, 232 MLK Dr., in Grand Coteau. (337) 662-1032, 
  •     Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie entertain at a Toys for Tots event at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at the newly-reopened Stallions Bar-B-Que and Seafood Restaurant, 5675 I-49 S. Service Road in Opelousas. Admission is $5 and a toy. (337) 948-2090. 
  •     Brenna Andrus, Nicole Bertrand and Louis Huckaby sing holiday songs at the weekly Rendez-Vous des Cajun radio and TV show at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Liberty Theater in Eunice. Blake J. Miller and the Vermilion Playboys also perform. This is the final show for 2011. (337) 457-7389,
    In ongoing events, Gray R. Steckler’s oil and acrylic art exhibit continues through Dec. 30 at the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center, 315 N. Main St., in downtown Opelousas. A St. Landry Parish resident and retired attorney, Steckler began painting at the age of 65. He has created art that has been shown in galleries, museums and libraries throughout the state. Call (337) 948-2589 for details. 
    Drive through town and check out the City of Opelousas’ Christmas Decorating Contest winners, which will be announced at 10 a.m. Friday at City Hall. Judging is set for 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday. 
    For more information on all these events, call the St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission at (337) 948-8004 or visit Follow us on Facebook at St. Landry Parish – It’s Gumbo for Your Soul and Twitter @StLandryParish.

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