Events offer two ways to learn, have fun at LC Civic Center this weekend


Children can show their creative side with a variety of art projects at this year’s ArtsFest, set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall.

'The Rocky Horror Show' returns

The downtown event of the season is back by popular demand.

“The Rocky Horror Show” gained a global cult following in the 1970s, and in Lake Charles the fandom lives on. Over 400 people packed the theater at the Central School Arts and Humanities Center for nearly all four performances of “The Rocky Horror Show” last year.

BBQ Cook-off & Praise Festival benefits students

The seventh annual Holy Smoke BBQ Cook-off & Praise Festival will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the DeQuincy Railroad Museum Pavilion.

Admission is free and organizer Darlene Hooker said participants can expect to have their physical hunger met and their spiritual appetites filled.

Two exhibits to open at Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center

An opening reception for two exhibits will be 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center, 1001 Ryan St.

“Art on a String: Asian Kites in Flight” features about 100 kites from throughout Asia and will be located on the third floor of the center.

Last Resort car show rolls into Jennings

JENNINGS — The Last Resort car show, now in its ninth year, will roll into town this weekend, showcasing a variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles.

“The show is open to all makes and models,” event organizer Stuart Daigle said. “We bring in anything from old classics, motorcycles, lifted, lowered trucks, SUVs, sports and import cars. We even have some big rigs and special interest like side-by-sides.”