ASO, LSM team up for Baroque & Bones Costume Ball

Prepare for a night unlike any other – a mammoth mashup of colossal fossils and symphonic sounds. The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music and the Lafayette Science Museum present Acadiana’s premier costume event dubbed the Baroque & Bones Costume Ball.

Debut your Halloween ensemble in the grand gallery or create a custom costume, but think scales and tails, feathers and strings. Or wear what you will and just give up a toothsome smile while you enjoy savory hors d’oeuvres from The French Press and signature cocktails.

Don’t let the good times die. This fête continues at the upstairs after-party, with DJ tunes and the ultimate costume contest.

This event is a fundraiser for the ASO and the LSM, which will share event proceeds. These community partners are raising funds for two projects: the ASO’s five-year initiative to integrate music with STEAM education, and the LSM’s collaboration with Dr. James Martin, a highly regarded paleontologist. Martin and a team of experts will visit an Oregon dig site to resume the excavation of a rare fossil, a giant camel called Megatylopus.

The Baroque & Bones Costume Ball takes places on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Lafayette Science Museum in Downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $60 for an individual or $100 per couple and include two drink tickets per person and hors d’oeuvres from The French Press. For more information visit