Around Acadiana for April 23, 2013

From left, Richard Burgess, Marsha Sills and Billy Gunn. Show caption
From left, Richard Burgess, Marsha Sills and Billy Gunn.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert featuring student soloists and guest composer Stephen Dankner at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Angelle Hall Auditorium.

Student soloists will feature German Rojas Lopez, trumpet, and Eric Boyet, timpani. The performance will include “A Short Ride in a Fast Machine” by John Adams and conclude with a performance of Dankner’s “Symphony No. 9.”

‘Freud and China’

The Flora Levy Lecture Series at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Olivier Hall with guest speaker Peter Glassman.

Glassman’s lecture “Freud and China” will focus on topics such as how the renowned psychoanalyst’s work and theories have impacted Chinese government and business.

Business grant options

The Opelousas Main Street program is accepting applications for redevelopment incentive grants for downtown commercial buildings in the Main Street district.

Two competitive grants for redevelopment projects are available: A $10,000 grant for projects totaling at least $20,000 and a $2,500 grant for projects totaling at least $5,000.

For a copy of application details and deadlines, visit: http://www.cityofopelousas.com or contact Melanie Lebouef, Main Street program manager, at (337) 948-5227.

Cultural film series

Vermilionville’s free monthly cultural film series, Les Vues, continues at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the cultural park’s performance center.

Zach Godshall, a local filmmaker, will be on hand for the screening of “Southern Comfort,” a thriller released in 1981 set in Louisiana’s bayou country. Godshall will open a discussion about the movie and its cultural themes.

Admission to the film series is free, but a suggested $5 donation will go towards screening and other costs.

Refreshments will be available. To find out more about upcoming films, view trailers or for more details, visit http://vermilionville.org or call (337) 233-4077.

Coding competition

CajunCodeFest 2.0, a coding competition for developing health care technology, begins Wednesday and concludes Friday at the Cajundome.

The event also features speakers and an economic roundtable discussion. Software engineers and programmers, health care professionals, entrepreneurs, educators and undergraduate and graduate students may register.

For information, visit http://www.cajuncodefest.org.

CPR event registration

The 13th annual “Be a Heart Starter” bystander CPR training will be May 4 at the Cajundome with sessions scheduled at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Children who participate in the training must be at least middle-school aged.

Volunteers are needed. To register as a participant or a volunteer, visit: http://www.heartstarter.org.

Submit items to Acadiana bureau chief Richard Burgess at rburgess@theadvocate.com or by fax to: (337) 269-0410.