A local Venice Cajun/Creole eatery plans to do Father’s Day New Orleans style with a free zydeco and blues concert and afternoon crawfish boil with the theme, “Honor Thy Father Too,” a pun noting the second year of the event.
The band Bonne Musique Zydeco is scheduled to perform at the afternoon crawfish boil from 1 to 5 p.m. at Uncle Darrow’s Cajun/Creole Eatery, 2560 Lincoln Blvd., Venice.
Band leader Bervick J. Deculus is a Creole-born native of southwest Louisiana whose musical teeth were cut on New Orleans jazz, Dixieland and blues artists of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. The five-piece band formed in 1992 and specializes in the Creole music of Louisiana and East Texas.
In the name Bonne Musique Zydeco, “Bonne” means good, indicative of the good times the band seeks to provide for listeners and dancers; “Musique” is French for music; and “Zydeco” is the style of Creole French dance music that Deculus was raised on in his hometown of Eunice, Louisiana.
Information, (310) 306-4862.
PIPES AND DRUMS — On Saturday, June 18th, and Father’s Day Sunday, June 19th, the 42nd Highlanders Regimental Pipes and Drums corps will perform from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Albertsons supermarket, 3105 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.
The group is aiming to drum up donations to pay for its upcoming trip to Scotland with enough left over to make a hearty donation to the British Marie Curie Cancer Care fund. The group plans to present the results of its fundraising efforts to the cancer charity during its upcoming trip to Scotland in August.
The group is billed to play at Pipefest 2005, a large summer bagpipe and drum festival in Edinburgh. Raising money for cancer is an objective of this year’s festival.
The Highlanders are made up of ex-military, police and fire pipers and those with a family history in piping.
Bagpipers will play throughout the day under a tent set up in the Albertsons parking lot, alternating as they run out of wind, according to piper Douglas Terrel.
Information, (323) 663-8644.