The Velvet Pig: On a mission to nourish Southwest Louisiana with fresh, local food

One of the central tables at the Cash and Carry Farmers’ Market is named for a dog.

Nicole Butler always joked that if she ever started a restaurant, it would bear the nickname of her chunky, silky canine, the Velvet Pig.

Beethoven, Bingo and Bubbly: LC Symphony fundraiser is Saturday

There’s still time to grab tickets to the Lake Charles Symphony’s 5th annual champagne bingo fundraiser, “Beethoven, Bingo and Bubbly,” which gets under way 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday at the Lake Charles Country Club.

Shelly Appleby, executive director of the Symphony, said, “I think our guests will be happy that we’ve made a change and will be serving a sit-down lunch which means they no longer have to wait in line at the buffet. We’ll also have even more fabulous bingo prizes and in addition to our usual prizes we’ll also have a gift card tree.”

Harlem Globetrotters bring show to Civic Center

The Harlem Globetrotters will showcase their signature dunks, tricks and laughs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan, 25, at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

The 90-minute, family-friendly show will feature the team’s comedic brand of basketball — shooting from the stands, dunking backwards and spinning the ball on fans’ fingers.

Reception honoring 'Joan of Arc' photographer is tonight

A new exhibit will open today in the Imperial Calcasieu Museum that will feature photographs inspired by the legendary story of Joan of Arc.

“Alex Labry: Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc” is an exhibit featuring large-format photographs taken by the New Orleans native. A free special reception in Labry’s honor is set for 7:30-9 p.m. tonight in the Gibson-Barham Gallery, 204 W. Sallier St.

Foreigner's Tom Gimbel: Still hot-blooded

The iconic 1970s band that brought us “Hot Blooded,” “I Want to Know What Love Is” and “Feels Like the First Time” will perform at Golden Nugget Casino’s grand event center Friday, Jan. 27, at 8:30 p.m.

A member of Foreigner for over 20 years, guitarist Tom Gimbel said he never tires of playing the band’s signature songs.