Michael Scott Myers hosted his Cane Fire Film Series “My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea” on a recent evening at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. “This is the third animé film we’ve had,” said Myers, kicked back during prescreening. The film by Dash Shaw is a mixture of high school disaster and dark comedy — what high school isn’t? — yet a reminder of its enduring influence on us all. Aimed at a niche audience rather than commercial profit, art house films are serious artistic work for film aficionados, and seriously cerebral were Erin Broussard, Bob Kirby and Chad and Jealena Gros.

Un Martini, Por Favor

Chuy’s threw their sombrero into the ring for Healing House and Absolut Best Martini with their Coco-Loco, made with 1800 Coconut Tequila, Absolut Vanilla, pineapple juice, piña colada mix, toasted coconut and caramel garnish. “It’s good but sweet like dessert,” said the symphony’s marketing rep Rachael Sudul. “A mi me gusta,” added Miguel Ochoa, and if being slammed is any indication, plenty of others liked it, as well. Chuy’s did their best to keep up with demand, and as for The Advocate, we’ll rate it a solid treinte y cuatro, the queso was great and the company best of all. Living la vida loca.

Cajun Regatta Con’t.

As promised. Art royalty Veronica Redman Rodrigue, sons André and Jacques and daughter-in-law Mallory went yachting on the Tchefuncte, the better to enjoy a hot summer day. A cyber-glitch prevented them from reaching The Advocate until now, but all’s well that ends well. Also boating in the Gulf of Mexico, Krewe of Gabriel’s Robert Foard and his son, Everett. No problems there; we understand some serious fish were caught.

Country Roads, Take me Home

Designing Women of Acadiana met for a tour of the newly renovated home belonging to Dr. Fernando and Rocha Alemany, Rue des Etoiles in Carencro. Part social and part business after hours, guests viewed the recent transformation of the home into a country estate, complete with loggia looking out on a 100-year-old cypress and pond. Designing Women is a group of local women in the design and construction industries whose purpose is empowerment.


Patricia Gannon covers society for The Acadiana Advocate. She can be reached at pgannon@theadvocate.com.