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July 29, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Performance Center
Vermilionville's weekly Cajun Jam is led by some of the area’s finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for the jam only and does not include entry to the park. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!
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July 30, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Performance Center
Come dance the afternoon away at Vermilionville's Performance Center with Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys. Admission is $10 and refreshments will be available for this smoke-free family-friendly event. For more information call (337) 233-4077.
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Les Vues Free Film Series: "Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island"

When: 31-Jul-2017 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Performance Center

 

Join us for the free monthly cultural film series, Les Vues, held the last Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Performance Center. Les Vues is curated by filmmakers and enthusiasts, mostly from around the state. The films will range from features, documentaries, student film, shorts, animation, etc. that focus on the themes surrounding various aspects of culture. Following the screenings will be an open discussion between the audience and the curator about the themes of the movie and how they apply to that culture as well as our own.

In partnership with the Louisiana Architectural Foundation, July's screening will be curated by Stacey Pfingsten, who will be showing the 52-minute documentary "Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island," as well as speaking about the August 24-27 Architecture & Design Film Festival: New Orleans 2017. Admission to the series is free, but a suggested $5 donation will go toward curating and screening costs.

 

ABOUT THE FILM

 

Shown at the 2016 Architecture & Design Film Festival: New Orleans, "Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island" is an award-winning film by Marcia Connolly and Katherine Knight which documents a bold project architect Todd Saunders. His buildings on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, embrace the excitement of being on the edge of nature and contemporary design while fulfilling the goal of doing ‘new things with old ways’. Saunders and commissioner, Zita Cobb, provide a personal account of the ideas and traditions that inspire this socially ambitious architectural venture. Photographed over the Island’s seven seasons, the film is a flowing, visual narrative that unfolds over time as the principal stage of the project, the Fogo Island Inn, approaches completion.

 

ABOUT THE CURATOR

 

Formerly of Chicago, Illinois, Stacey Pfingsten brings a breadth of experience in the non-profit, architecture field, as well as in communications, fundraising, and public policy. She is currently the Executive Director of the Louisiana Architectural Foundation.