Nouvelles de Villes
Lafayette The Acadiana Center for the Arts is hosting a vaccination event during Second Saturday ArtWalk Oct. 9, 4-8 pm called “Bring Back Louisiana” (walk-ins welcome) leading up to the 2021 Gulf Brew fest held Oct. 11, 1-5 pm, when Louisiana’s oldest craft beer festival relocates to downtown Lafayette (previously in Blackham Coliseum) featuring beer on tap, music stages and crafts situated along the route, with the main stage in front of the ACA (acadianacenterforthearts.org).
Scouting Festival Talent
Arnaudville The 3rd annual Maison Stéphanie Festival des Arts will is Nov. 20-21 at 1862 Bushville Highway, Arnaudville, in the Cecilia et Alentours Cultural District. Artists, craftsmen and musicians wishing to participate can call 337-278-4033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurricane Brings New Name
The Isle of Capri Lake Charles, which had its floating casino barge damaged by Hurricane Laura a year ago, is set to reopen in the fall of 2022 on land as Horseshoe Casino Lake Charles. Caesar’s Entertainment says the expansion will bring more gambling space, 1,000 slot machines and table games, a World Series of Poker room and a Caesar’s Sportsbook. It will also have a Brew Brothers Tap House. The $112.7 casino was set to open in May, 2021 but the new resort was damaged by Laura in August. The expansion will create over 300 new jobs.
First in Louisiana
Lafayette, Kaplan, Breaux Bridge Ochsner Lafayette General (Louisiana’s first provider organization to join the monoclonal antibody therapy initiative that’s championed in other states) is launching a mobile infusion site to provide high-risk COVID-19 patients monoclonal antibody treatments. A 10-chair mobile unit will open at 2810 Ambassador Caffery Parkway. Once fully staffed with extended hours, they estimate services possible for 500 patients per week. Kaplan and Breaux Bridge have Ochsner’s other mobile units for monoclonal antibody infusions (ochsner.org).
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