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Five choice ideas for the weekend and beyond in Lafayette/West Lafayette
Because you can’t watch the Big Ten Tournament all weekend long, it’s time for …
By Tim Brouk / For Based in Lafayette
Five choice ideas for the weekend and beyond in Lafayette/West Lafayette.
Youth Art Month, today-March 31, The Arts Federation, 638 North St., Lafayette — Tomorrow’s best area artists are getting their first thrill of showing their work this month in downtown Lafayette. The Arts Federation’s annual youth art exhibition runs all month long, filling all the art center’s galleries. Check out the future of the Greater Lafayette visual arts scene. Many pieces are already impressive, even though most are in middle school or younger. The future is bright, indeed.
Joe Buck Yourself with The Enstrangers and Stealing Volume, 8 p.m. Friday, March 10, North End Pub, 2100 Elmwood Ave., Lafayette — Not to be confused with the polarizing sportscaster of the same name, the mohawked and maniacal Joe Buck the punk rock performer returns to Lafayette with his one-man band project, Joe Buck Yourself. Seated with a guitar and kickdrum, Buck is a snarling sight and sound to behold. His previous credentials include his 2000s stints as a guitarist for Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers and longtime upright bassist and righthand demon man for Hank Williams III. Opening the show are Indianapolis punk vets Stealing Volume and Lafayette punk rock trio Enstrangers, now featuring Tony Davis (Lucifist) on bass guitar. $10.
Saint Practice Day and Parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, O’Bryan’s Nine Irish Brothers, West Lafayette, 119 Howard Ave. — St. Patrick’s week officially starts Saturday when Nine Irish Brothers presents its longstanding, short walking parade around the Wabash Levee to the West Lafayette bar for an early shamrocking celebration. Irish breakfast food and coffee will balance out the Guinness, Smithwick’s and Jameson while Greater Lafayette traditional Celtic music trio Lachlan performs, starting at 11:30 a.m. Lafayette rockers Mac’s Room will close out the night, led by Lora-Marie Hébert on guitar, mandolin and fiddle.
The Throwback Pajama Jam with DJ Powder and PSULLEE DA GOD, 9 p.m. Saturday, March 11, Rat Pak Venue, 102 N. Third St., Lafayette — Before he became one of the successful business owners of the Rat Pak Venue, Nick “DJ Powder” Ribordy was one of the busiest party starters in the area. Today, Powder is still spinning, and he returns to his first home of behind the turntables this weekend for another old-school hip hop and R&B Throwback night at the Rat Pak. $5.
Clave Caribe, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, People’s Brewing Company, 2006 N. Ninth St., Lafayette — Lafayette’s favorite Latin band will once again squeeze into People’s for an intimate yet lively and very danceable night of salsa, cumbia, merengue and bolero music. While the faces have changed many times over the band’s decade-plus run, the quality of music and tradition is incomparable in Greater Lafayette and beyond remains. This band and its legacy are a local treasure that must be experienced live. $10. Tickets.
Tim Brouk is a longtime arts and entertainment reporter. He writes here (almost) weekly, tracking things to do for Based in Lafayette.
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