Friday, March 2, 2012

T'Monde, Maitre perform at Liberty Theatre in Eunice

    T’Monde, a band of college-age musicians who play old-style Cajun music, open the Rendez-Vous des Cajuns radio and TV show at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the historic Liberty Theatre in downtown Eunice. Band members include Kelli Jones, Drew Simon and Megan Brown. 
    Hubert Maitre, singer of the Cajun hit La Vielle Chaudiere Noir (The Old Black Pot), and his Triangle Aces band follow. Writer and broadcaster Herman Fuselier serves as emcee. 
    Rendez-Vous des Cajuns, a world-renowned, weekly show, features Cajun and Creole bands in a Cajun-style, Grand Ole Opry format. Admission is $5. For more information, call (337) 457-7389 or visit
    In other St. Landry Parish events:
  • Debris artist Trish Ransom and wood worker Frank Dabney continue the First Fridays with a Little Lagniappe art series from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 2 at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Information Center, I-49 exit 23. The series features artists who create new items from reclaimed and recycled material. (337) 948-8004,
  • Eric Frey and the Eunice Ramblers perform for the old-fashioned, fais-do-do barn dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at Lakeview Park, 1717 Veteran Memorial Highway, in Eunice. (337) 457-2881,
  • Lil Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers host a CD release party for their new disc, Go Hard or Go Home, at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at Slim’s Y-Ki-Ki, 8741 Hwy 182, in Opelousas. Slim’s, a legendary zydeco dancehall, has been in business since 1947. (337) 942-6242. 
  • The 27th Annual Here’s the Beef Cook-off begins with a trail ride at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 4 at the Yambilee Agricultural Arena, 1863 W. Landry St., in Opelousas. Lil Kenny and the Heartbreakers entertain at 10:30 a.m. Cook-off winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m. (337) 945-0364. 
  • Masks & Mayhem – The Courir de Mardi Gras Artwork of Herb Roe remains on display through March 17 at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Information Center. Roe’s exhibit features oil paintings and graphite drawings of rural Mardi Gras runs. 
  • The art exhibit Four Artistic Visions is on display at the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center, 315 N. Main St., in Opelousas. The mixed media exhibit, which features art by Darlene Moore, Randell Henry, Ronald Kennedy and Ella Guillory, continues through March 31. 
    For more information on parish events, call the St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission at (337) 948-8004 or visit Updates are available on Facebook at St. Landry Parish – It’s Gumbo for Your Soul and Twitter @StLandryParish. Videos are online at

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