A nationally-traveling exhibit featuring 50 photographs of former President Barack Obama are on display at Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center. The facility, at 1001 Ryan St., reopened June 12 after months of work to repair extensive damages caused by Hurricanes Laura and Delta.
LaGrange Performing Arts returns to the stage this summer with “Frozen Jr.” June 25, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and June 26, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church’s North Venue. Based on the hit Disney film, audience members young and old will enjoy the musical, Shelly Buller, director, said.
JENNINGS - The Jennings Airport will be buzzing with activity this weekend as pilots swoop down and perform precision short field landings and takeoffs during the inaugural Swamp STOL (short takeoff and landing) Husky National STOL competition and fly-in.
The history of African Americans will be marked, excellence among area professionals celebrated and achievements of scholarship recipients applauded in the third annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival. SWLA Center for Health Services is this year’s presenting sponsor.
Women play key roles in planning and executing this weekend’s sold-out Chennault International Airshow — so much so, an early-on meeting was realized as being an all-female gathering, prompting somebody to joke that it was the “Girls’ Squad.”The nickname got laughs — and it stuck.For full d…
Artists and art lovers alike are invited to showcase and enjoy the Calcasieu Parish Public Library’s upcoming Virtual Art Gallery. “Hope and Resilience” will be on display from Tuesday, June 1 until Saturday, July 31 online, giving the public the opportunity to enjoy their friend’s and neigh…
Avenue of Flags, a display featuring more than 1,000 military casket flags, can be viewed throughout Memorial Day, May 31, at Orange Grove-Graceland Cemetery, 2023 Broad St.
Honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and enjoy the freedoms they secured. The Rockin’ Rutherford Group is hosting festivities Saturday, May 29 under the large American Flag at Rutherford Beach, according to Bobby Miller.
The Salty Catch Trout Shootout is not only back, it’s also bigger and better. When it kicks off at the LC Civic Center Amphitheatre Grounds on Saturday, June 5, it will offer more than the lure of fishing for over $10,000 in cash prizes. It’s a full-blown festival for the whole family, from …
The 23rd annual Downtown at Sundown kicks off Friday, May 28. Tickets are no longer required for entry to manage crowd size. The state has lifted restrictions for outdoor events and city officials have conferred with local healthcare practitioners. Social distancing and masks are encouraged …
Local artist Eddie Mormon will be featured in a Louisiana “Living Legends” documentary set to air in June. A crew of creatives from the Office of Cultural Development and a director/producer from New York City was in Lake Charles to interview him Tuesday, May 4.
A tap takeover and a rotating tap featuring beers from various national breweries are part of what Crying Eagle Brewing Co. has planned to celebrate the 15th annual American Craft Beer Week, May 10-16.
It takes a village to pull off the Chennault International Airshow — and this year will be no different.
Louisiana native Jenny Leigh Smith has spent the last two decades chipping away at her goal of planting 1 million trees in Costa Rica. “One Precious Life,” a film inspired by Smith’s reforestation effort is available at hivecreates.com.
Gallery by the Lake’s current competition is for the birds, literally. After a year interrupted by COVID, the Gallery is bringing back its “Hit Me with your Best Shot” Bird Photography Competition and Exhibition. This will be the third year Gallery by the Lake has hosted the national juried …
Media arts students at Saint Louis Catholic High School have entered Film Prize Junior, a statewide film competition for students. The only participants from Lake Charles, Robbie Austin, teacher, said he has high hopes for the two student produced submissions: “Kreepsho Krue” and “A Novel Idea.”
Sulphur resident Adele Mart retired from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Human Services Department about six years ago. When she was there, she was over the Food for Seniors program for those 60 and over.
“It is a place where there’s festivals and fun and good food and family, and you’re not alone in the crowd in this area. You can sink in so easily to find friends and find your tribe. That’s one of the beautiful things about this culture,” enthused Justin D. Roberts as he spoke about the Sou…
Live theater will return to Lake Charles next week for the first time since last Spring’s abrupt end to such events with two performances from McNeese Theatre.