UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 28 @ 10:00 PM
Bi-Weekly Bass Bamboozle feat: KTRL / Boarcrok
NEON Natives
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 29 @ 6:00 PM
Marshland Festival 2017
Lake Charles Civic Center – Friday Adults $10, 12 and under Free Saturday Adults $15, 12 and under Free Active Military Free The Marshland Festival Association was formed to provide a method for local youth organizations in the Hackberry community to safely raise money for their non-profit organizations without having to go door to door. The organizations that help sponsor and benefit from the Marshland Festival are: Hackberry Athletics Organization Hackberry Youth Organization Hackberry FFA & Rodeo Youth Rodeo Club Hackberry FBLA High School Dance High School Cheerleaders St. Peters Catholic Church Catholic Youth Group Catholic Daughters Knights of Columbus
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM
Car Wash Fundraiser
Gulf Coast Rollergirls of Lake Charles – Come out and support your GCRG Missfits! $5 Donation helps keep us rolling! We will wash your car/boat/bike!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 - Jul 30 @ 1:30 PM
Marshland Festival 2017
Lake Charles Civic Center – Friday Adults $10 , 12 and under Free Saturday Adults $15, 12 and under Free Active Military Free The Marshland Festival Association was formed to provide a method for local youth organizations in the Hackberry community to safely raise money for their non-profit organizations without having to go door to door. The organizations that help sponsor and benefit from the Marshland Festival are: Hackberry Athletics Organization Hackberry Youth Organization Hackberry FFA & Rodeo Youth Rodeo Club Hackberry FBLA High School Dance High School Cheerleaders St. Peters Catholic Church Catholic Youth Group Catholic Daughters Knights of Columbus
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Aug 3 - Aug 6 @ 8:00 AM
Trojan Horse 42: Lake Charles
Trojan Horse Method – Trojan Horse workshops have five to six students and one instructor per class. This allows adequate time for each student to present three to four times per session, six to eight times per day. The students are given a personal story at the beginning of each session by a witness/participant. During the storytelling process the witness discovers how to become a better storyteller by and the students learn how to experience an emotionally congruent story. After the story, a staff member presents a three-minute re-telling of the witness’ story, demonstrating how to create the space, slide in and out of roles, eliminate narrative, and connect the audience to the story. Students are then required to do the same. The goal is to TRANSPORT the audience into the story. THM teaches presentation skills, witness prep, rhetoric, and case framing. We teach only plaintiff’s and criminal defense attorneys. We will apply for CLE credit for the program. Case Framing: Alejandro Blanco will show you how to structure your trial using his “betrayal structure”. Fight Club: During fight club your performance is critiqued by your fellow students and the instructor with a level of honesty that the less seasoned, more sensitive participants find uncomfortable, hurtful and even painful. Those of us who know what it feels like to be rejected by a jury appreciate the hard truth, because we know it’s the road to improvement, winning and maybe- greatness. Speed Cross: Each student assumes the role as the cross-examiner and witness of the story for 90 seconds each. Students are interrupted as necessary and proper technique is modeled as needed. They tell us that in cross-examination, the attorney should be the focus and if we do it right, the witnesses’ answers won’t matter. We actually show you how to make this theory your new reality during cross. Modeling: We model and remodel every skill in trial until the student has it hardwired into them because it works. Imagine trying to learn how to tie your shoes as a child and your mom only explained it, but never showed you. It sounds ridiculous, but there is a school of thought that believes that we shouldn’t teach by modeling. Video Review: Every student is required to watch their own presentation on video and critique themselves. Most lawyers have never seen themselves and how they truly look to a jury. We have found that video review, although difficult for many, is a great catalyst to breaking old, bad habits and forming new ones. Direct Examination: Direct is the part of trial that must lawyers fear second most, after voir dire. Most lawyers do a very poor job preparing their client to testify. They spend a great deal of time on experts, discovery, motions in limine, but forget that their case rises and falls with their plaintiff/criminal defendant. THM not only shows you how to make your directs riveting. Your witnesses will be so prepared that they will appear “unprepared” and the fear and anxiety will leave them, replaced by calmness and confidence.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Aug 4 @ 9:00 AM
Rouge et Blanc Ticket Sale Day 2017
Banners at McNeese State University – Rouge et Blanc is a premier food and wine event held each year in Lake Charles, LA. This annual series of events serves as the flagship fundraiser for Banners at McNeese State University. Banners is an organization within the framework of the university dedicated to providing the community with easy access to exceptional arts and humanities programming and education unique to the area. Tickets are $125 per person Must be 21 years of age to purchase and enter the event. No infants, strollers, animals or exceptions. LIMIT OF 6 TICKETS PER ORDER. NO EXCEPTIONS. Rain or Shine. No Refunds. No early orders will be taken for any reason. Ticket sales begin at 9 am and end when sold out. After sell out, do not contact the athletics office about tickets. Please contact Banners at McNeese. TWO WAYS TO PURCHASE ON AUGUST 4 ONLY: IN PERSON Ticket Office at Doland Memorial Athletic Complex 700 E. McNeese Street, Lake Charles ONLINE rougeetblanc.us
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Aug 4 @ 9:00 PM
Jason Derulo
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino - Lake Charles – The H2O Pool + Bar Summer Concert Series continues with Jason Derulo live at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, August 4 at 9 PM. A singer, songwriter and dancer, Derulo is one of the best-selling, radio-dominating pop and urban artists of the day with more than 50 million singles sold worldwide and 11 career-defining platinum singles. Jason Derulo’s biggest hits include “The Other Side,” “Talk Dirty,” “Marry Me,” “Wiggle, “Want to Want Me” and “Trumpets.” Derulo was a five-time winner at the BMI Pop Awards and was honored as “Songwriter of the Year,” and has earned an array of international award nominations including MTV Video Music, ARIA Music, American Music, NAACP Image and iHeart Radio Music Awards. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Golden Nugget Box Office.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Aug 11 - Aug 12 @ 7:00 PM
Party on the Lake ft Purple Reign "The Prince Tribute Show"
Lake Charles Civic Center – PARTY ON THE LAKE with performances by Las Vegas' very own Purple Reign-THE Prince Tribute Show & Flamethrowers "Purple Reign captures the imagination and seamlessly re-creates the blistering performances and raw energy of Prince in his prime and returns you to the era that made “The Artist” an international superstar. Featuring a tribute to Morris Day and The Time, this show is a must see for “Purple Rain” movie fans and all live music fans alike!" Brought to you by NP1 Processing Experiences, Deep South Productions, and GoldBeat Entertainment. "Purple Reign captures the imagination and seamlessly re-creates the blistering performances and raw energy of Prince in his prime and returns you to the era that made “The Artist” an international superstar. Featuring a tribute to Morris Day and The Time, this show is a must see for “Purple Rain” movie fans and all live music fans alike!"
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 1 @ 8:30 PM
The Charlie Daniels Band
The Charlie Daniels Band – Charlie Daniels is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for his contributions to country, bluegrass, and Southern rock music. He is perhaps best known for his number one country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", and multiple other songs he has written and performed. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008 and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 26 May 2017 at 10:00 AM Golden Nugget / LSC Presales : Mon, 22 May 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 2 @ 8:00 PM
The Commodores: Golden Nugget Casino. Lake Charles, LA.
Concert & Show - Info. – Commodores: Saturday, September 2 8:00pm Grand Event Center Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles, LA. Tickets: $35 - $60 Please note All must be 21 or older to attend. Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime. All seating is assigned seating. No refunds or exchanges. Subject to change or cancellation. No video or photography. No smoking.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Oct 4 @ 5:30 PM
Riedel Glassware Class
Banners at McNeese State University – Riedel Glassware Class Oak Crossing at 5656 Nelson Road 5:30 pm Social 6 - to 7:30 pm Class Tickets are $80 per person with limited seating Rouge et Blanc, Riedel and Oak Crossing invite you to put your nose and taste buds to the test with our Riedel Comparative Glass Workshop. Experience the impact that the size and shape of a wine glass makes on your favorite wine in a fun and informative tasting hosted by Riedel Representative Chris Hillin. Each guest will receive a 4 glass red and white tasting kit that will be theirs to keep (a $140 value!!). From newbies to the world of wine, to the most seasoned connoisseurs, this seminar is not one to miss! Purchase tickets at www.rougeetblanc.us.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Oct 6 - Oct 8 @ 8:00 AM
2017 Louisiana Mech Cav Gator Run
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Louisiana Division – Come enjoy three days and two nights of fun and fellowship. Admission is $100 per person or $150 per couple. Each member is encouraged to bring at least one recruit to show them a good time with the SCV Mechanized Cavalry. The campsite has five cabins with eight bunk beds in each, so you are welcome to pick your own cabin mates prior or upon arrival. Each person will be responsible for bringing their own bedding/sleeping bag, pillows and towels. Tent Camping will be allowed this year. Restrooms and showers are located in a separate building. There is a large indoor area for all planned activities. Your cost includes the following: Supper on Friday and Saturday with refreshments & Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Those who will not be staying overnight and wish to only attend Friday and Saturday evening for meals & refreshments will be charged $20 per person. LIVE MUSIC BY MILITIA!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Oct 7 @ 2:00 PM
Rouge et Blanc Grand Tasting 2017
Banners at McNeese State University – Rouge et Blanc is a premier food and wine event held each year in Lake Charles, LA. It is an event unlike any other in the region and attracts thousands of food and wine lovers who gather under the stately live oaks of McNeese State University in Lake Charles to enjoy the best the region has to offer. The main event is a four-hour tasting extravaganza at which visitors meander through displays and booths set against the backdrop of McNeese State University. Rouge et Blanc has grown considerably since it was first organized in 2006. Several other events are now offered in conjunction with the main event held each October. The entire affair is made possible through the generosity of area sponsors, restaurants, wine vendors, expert presenters and patrons. A group of community volunteers also make this annual event possible through their tireless work and dedication to celebrating life in Southwest Louisiana through Rouge et Blanc. This annual series of events serves as the flagship fundraiser for Banners at McNeese State University. Banners is an organization within the framework of the university dedicated to providing the community with easy access to exceptional arts and humanities programming and education unique to the area. The Banners programs focus on lifelong learning and an appreciation of cultural diversity. The organization’s staff works to enhance the quality of life in the communities of Southwest Louisiana and beyond.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Oct 14 @ 8:00 PM
Beach Boys
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino - Lake Charles – Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com starting July 14 at 10 AM.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Oct 20 @ 10:00 AM
The Science of Magic with Bill Blagg
Banners at McNeese State University – This is an outreach for schools. It is not an event open to the public. The evening performance at 7 pm is for the public. ALL SCHOOLS MUST SIGN UP IN ORDER TO ATTEND. VISIT OUR WEB SITE TO SIGN UP. For centuries magicians have used scientific principles to make people levitate in mid-air and vanish in the blink of an eye. Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind educational experience, The Science of Magic, takes students on a rare, never-before-seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. j Students will discover firsthand how magicians use science to create the impossible! Bill’s comedy-filled, action-packed, presentation is highly interactive and makes science fun and exciting! Students will use the Scientific Method to levitate one of their teachers in mid-air and even learn how the science of reflection can make their homework magically disappear! In addition, Bill even performs some of his mind-blowing, grand-scale illusions with a scientific twist! Bill caps the show off with an incredible display of the water cycle by making it snow from his bare hands! Students will watch in amazement as science creates magic right before their very eyes! ALL SCHOOLS MUST SIGN UP IN ORDER TO ATTEND. VISIT OUR WEB SITE TO SIGN UP.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Oct 20 @ 7:00 PM
The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!
Banners at McNeese State University – $10 Adults | $5 Children | Free to McNeese and Sowela students with current ID The MAGIC of BILL BLAGG LIVE! comes to Lake Charles for one show only! Critics and audiences alike rave about his incredible high-energy, grand-scale magic & illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Referred to as “Houdini Times Ten!” by NBC, Blagg’s show is packed with NEW mind-blowing illusions and his trademark off-the-cuff personality that make this show a great family event! People will float in mid-air, vanish in the blink of an eye and so much more! This is one show you can’t afford to miss! Witness live over 90 minutes of interactive, action-packed magic & illusion performed by the country's most prominent magical star, Bill Blagg!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Oct 21 @ 6:30 AM
The Danimal 10k, 25k, and 50k Trail Race
Lafayette Fitness Event Calendar – Go to http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=45384 to register for The Danimal 2017. To learn more about Team ASAP and The Danimal, visit Team ASAP's website at https://www.teamasap.net/the-danimal-50k-trail-race ABOUT THE EVENT - Come challenge yourself with the Lake Area's only ultra marathon nestled in the heart of Southwest Louisiana at the beautiful Sam Houston Jones State Park. Consisting mostly of single track, root rich dirt trails, this race is sure to challenge even the most seasoned runners. The adventure is scheduled to take place Saturday, October 21, 2017. Everyone must check in by 6:30 am and there will be a mandatory pre-race meeting at the main pavilion at 7:45. The race will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. For those not wanting to "duck walk" a few days, we do have a 25k option and we even have a 10k option for the laziest of you out there. The cutoff times for the all three races is 8 hours. Everyone must be accounted for by 4:00 p.m. sharp. You will be responsible for your own entry fee into the park. The State has informed me that they will be collecting $3.00 PER PERSON! Earphones are allowed, just be courteous to those who are faster than you and get out of their way. The trails will be open to the public so beware of cyclists, other runners, and bird watchers. We will have 2 unmanned aid stations consisting of water and an electrolyte drink and 2 fully equipped aid stations. Grilling will start close to noon, so even if you aren't running, come grab a bite to eat and encourage those who chose to inflict this misery upon themselves. We will have burgers, fruit, cookies, and whatever baked delights Team ASAP member, Jeanne Claire, decides to bring. We will try to have what most ultra runners like but...if your nutrition consists of grandma's special organic cookie, I suggest you invite grandma. Families, your cheer squads, etc. are encouraged to hang out and grub as well. Awards will be given as runners finish. The race will take place rain or shine ( unless there's lightning). THE COURSE - The 50k will be four loops and the 25k will be 2 loops. One loop is as follows: Starting from the pavilion head east on the park road, turn right onto the entrance of the orange trail, follow the orange trail until it meets the park road again. Turn left on the park road for about 100 feet then turn right onto the entrance of the red trail. Follow the red trail until it meets up with the park road, then turn right, running along the park road back to the entrance of the park where you will see the purple trail on the left. Follow the purple trail until it intersects with the blue trail. Take the HIGH SIDE of the blue trail until it meets the fire lane. Cross the fire lane and enter the blue trail and follow for approximately three miles until it intersects with the yellow trail. Turn right on the yellow trail and follow to the trail head. At the trail head stay on the road turning right, pass the boat launch, heading back to the pavillion. That's one loop! To register, go to http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=45384 For more information on The Danimal, lodging, race rules, etc, visit https://www.teamasap.net/the-danimal-50k-trail-race
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 4 @ 8:00 PM
Cheech and Chong
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino - Lake Charles – Get ready to roll with Cheech and Chong as they return to the Golden Nugget Lake Charles! Join Grammy Award-winning comedy duo Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong for a night of laughs on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8 PM. Tickets on sale Friday, August 4 at 10 AM at Ticketmaster.com or at the Golden Nugget Box Office.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Nov 6 @ 10:00 AM
Page Turner Adventures School Outreach
Banners at McNeese State University – FREE AND OPEN TO SCHOOLS All schools must sign up with our Outreach Coordinator in order to participate. We have limited seating. See our web site to sign your school up. PAGE TURNER ADVENTURES features Riley Roam as the “World Famous Storyologist,” Page Turner, and former Ringling Bros. clown Kenny Mikey, as her slapstick sidekick. This Emmy Award winning duo has wowed countless children all over the country at theaters and festivals. Their antics and one-of -a-kind style of educational entertainment are always a hit with audiences.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 10 @ 7:00 PM
Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker
Lake Charles Civic Center – Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker features over the top production and world class Russian artists, Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes that bring the Christmas spirit to life. Gather the family and see why the press is raving, "Knock Out!" - New York Times, "Christmas Cheer!" - LA Times. Get the best seats today and memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker!