One big thing: Downtown Alive! presents a Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show ft. Julie Williams and more
Where? Parc International, downtown Lafayette
When? 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28
Cost? Free ninety-nine.
What’s the big deal? The big event in Lafayette this weekend — by a “landslide” — is an all-star tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Yes, one of the best rock bands gets its songs covered by some of the best area musicians for this weekend’s edition of the free, all ages Downtown Alive! in Parc International. The party starts at 5 p.m. with a happy hour featuring frozen margs from Legends Downtown, and the concert starts at 6 p.m. This “chain” of musicians includes Julie Williams, Kelli Jones, Lane Mack, Megan Brown, Leah Graeff, Brian Fischer, Jessie Lalonde, Carolina Chauffe and many more. Friday’s show will also include kid-friendly activities from Children’s Museum of Acadiana and DTA! Manger serving up some food.
Rumor mill: When original Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham heard about Friday’s concert, he says he was glad he got fired because these Lafayette performers are the real deal. Buckingham also told his former band members to “go their own way,” but with more profanity.
Writer’s request: “What Makes You Think You’re the One” or anything from Tusk, please and thank you.
Also coming up…
THURSDAY: Learn something to impress your date during Lafayette Science Museum’s Documentary Date Night at 7 p.m. Thursday. The museum, located at 433 Jefferson St., screens “Mercury 13.” Free. Get more information here.
FRIDAY: Silverbacks Improv Theatre hosts a throwback-style performance with “The 90s!” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Omni Center, 227 Jefferson St. During the show, the troupe revisits the ‘90s sitcom format and will improvise a one-act play inspired by television shows of the era (think “Full House” or “Family Matters”). $10. Purchase tickets and get more information here.
FRIDAY: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 34th concert season with “In the Court of Passion” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Heymann Center, 1373 S. College Road. The concert features vocal soloists Luis Ledesma, Kristen Marchiafava and David Shaler. Purchase tickets and get more information here.
SATURDAY: Hey green thumbs, here’s something you oughta check out: The Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners Association hosts PlantFest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday across from Blackham Coliseum on Coliseum Road. The free event features a selection of plants, presentations and children’s activities. Get more information here.
SATURDAY: Camp Bow Wow 5K-9 is an event that will make humans and their dogs howl. The event starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at River Ranch Town Square, 1100 Camelia Blvd. Activities include a 5K, 1-mile fun walk, adoptable animals, music and family fun. Register here. Get more information here.
SUNDAY: Support local food and its producers at the Farm to Table Showcase from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Acadiana Food Hub, 1811 N. University Ave., Suite 103-C. Plate lunches are available for pre-sale for $15. A $50 ticket gets you access to sample small plates from all participating chefs. Get more information and purchase tickets here.