Acadiana 365’s Weekend Picks

This weekend's highlights include the opening of the Hilliard Museum's spring collection, Social Animal's dance revolution at the AcA, and local musicians commemorating the life and music of Buddy Holly.

With the weather finally warming up, there is a bevy of local events springing up this weekend. For more details on these events and many others, visit

Hilliard Museum 2014 Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception

The Hilliard University Art Museum welcomes art lovers to its 2014 Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception where it will be showcasing its latest acquisitions, which will be on display through the summer.

Exhibits include The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville and the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation, which presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day.

Also on display is Dickie Landry's New York: 1969-1979, which collects the overlooked photos, videos, drawings and other works of local musician Dickie Landry during his time in New York City's artistic prime. The university is also offering a 25 percent discount on pieces purchased from these exhibits and more during the reception.

The 2014 Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception begins Friday, Jan. 31, from 6-8 p.m., at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard Art Museum, located at the corner of St. Mary Boulevard and Girard Park Drive on the UL campus. For more information, visit or call 337-482-2278.

gloATL presents 'Social Animal: A Revolution in Dance'

Social Animal is a movement performance premiering at the AcA by the Atlanta group, glo. Through gestural language and vivid imagery, Social Animal challenges traditional ideas about dance and performance. After each performance, members of glo will engage in an open discussion between the audience and artists. Social Animal will also be in the streets of downtown Lafayette conducting mapping. Regular downtowners will encounter inconspicuous performers as they passively interact with citizens, interrupting routines and exploring ideas about communication, fate and the connection between community and art. glo will also be bringing their unique experience to local students through workshops.

Social Animal: A Revolution in Dance will be held Friday, Jan. 31, to Saturday, Feb. 1, starting at 7:30 p.m., at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, located at 101 W. Vermilion St. Tickets are $22 and $18 for students. For more information, call 337-233-7060 or visit

The Roebucks' Tribute to Buddy Holly

The Roebucks rockabilly band is celebrating legendary musician Buddy Holly and music by commemorating the anniversary the late singer's death on Feb. 3, 1959, also known as "The Day the Music Died."

The band will share the stage with the Specklers to honor the rock n' roll pioneer and his myriad of hits including "That Will Be the Day," "Its So Easy," "Peggy Sue," "Maybe Baby," and many more.

The Roebucks' Tribute to Buddy Holly featuring the Specklers begins Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10 p.m., at Artmosphere, located at 902 Johnston St. For more information, find the event on Facebook.