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Monday, Apr 21, 2014

Shadow Zombie

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

7:30pm

Admission: $5

Shadow Zombie Kim lives with his dad, sells weed to skaters, writes poetry, and snorts painkillers to get through the day. One evening, while strolling through the subdivision painted up as his alter ego Shadow Zombie, Kim catches the eye of a registered nurse and part-time clown Brandi. What follows is a brief romance marked by destruction by the very real phantoms emanating from Kim's dead-end present and Brandi's traumatic past. Shooting under near-documentary conditions in and around Lafayette, Louisiana, Jorge Torres-… [Event Website]

LA Crossroads: Los Lobos 40th Anniversary Tour with Roddie Romero and the Hub-City AllStars

by: Cal Editor

Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St.

7:30pm

Admission: $50 $40 $30

LA Crossroads: Los Lobos 40th Anniversary Tour with Roddie Romero and the Hub-City AllStars Los Lobos is a band that continually redefines itself and expands its scope with each passing year, while never losing sight of where they came from. Los Lobos, Spanish for "The Wolves" is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American Chicano rock band from East Los Angeles, California. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as cumbia, boleros and norteos. … [Event Website]

Tipitina's Co-Op Lafayette & Valcour Records Host Song Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Tipitina's Co-op, 203 Jefferson St.

Admission: Free

Tipitina's Co-Op Lafayette & Valcour Records Host Song Contest Tipitinas Music Office Co-Op Lafayette is joining Valcour Records to present a song contest with the winner receiving $150 (courtesy of Valcour Records) and Artist of the Month placement on valcourrecords.com. Original songs can be submitted between March 19th and April 22nd and winners will be announced on Friday, April 25th on the weekend of Festival International. All submissions must be recorded at the Co-Ops newly added recording facility (with a time limit of 3hours) and will be judged by Valcour … [Event Website]

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia

by: Cal Editor

Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St.

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia Biophilia will create a space that evokes memory through sensory experience, and bring to the surface childhood ideals. By interacting in the space, the viewer or performer will reflect on complex ideals that are associated with adulthood and reconnect with the basic wants and needs he or she had as a child. Through this experience the viewer will realize that those necessities have in fact not changed, and are still attainable. … [Event Website]

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design The Art of Seating, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville and the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation, presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in viewthe chair as art. Each of the approximately 40 chairs in the exhibition was chosen for their beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political and cultural infl… [Event Website]

George Rodrigue: Memorial Retrospective

by: LCVC

1434 S. College Rd,Lafayette,LA,70503

George Rodrigue: Memorial Retrospective The Lafayette Rodrigue studio will re-open today with a survey of George Rodrigue's work curated by the artist's family and New Orleans Museum of Art Director Emeritus E. John Bullard. The world-renowned painter, known for his Blue Dog series and his depictions of Cajun people and landscapes, died in December after a long battle with cancer. Now, his family will share a retrospective of his work with the public, as they say Rodrigue would have wanted. The exhibit will be up through the month of … [Event Website]

Richard Landry: 1970s New York City Downtown Artists

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

Richard Landry:  1970s New York City Downtown Artists Known primarily as a musician, Richard Dickie Landry (born in Cecilia, LA, 1938) has played a large range of music including classical, jazz, rhythm and blues, zydeco, reggae, punk and avant-garde. He has performed with Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Talking Heads, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Clifton Chenier and Lafayette based Lil Band OGold. Landry has also collaborated on other projects with Lawrence Weiner, Paul Simon, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Wilson, Trisha Brown, Keith Sonn… [Event Website]
Other Events

Festival Kickoff w/ Dege Legg & Dick Dale

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St.

9:30pm

[Event Website]

"Shadow Zombies" Independent Film by Jorge Torres

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
Monday, April 21, 2014 from 7:30 PM to . [Event Website]

Janky Karaoke

by: Acadiana 365

Artmosphere, 902 Johnston St.

9:00pm

Admission:

[Event Website]

Gentle Yoga for Adults

by: Lafayette Public Library

North Regional Library

6:00 PM

Mondays at 6:00 pmNorth Regional Library 896-6323March 24, April 7, April 21Certified yoga instructors lead a slow flow, yin style of hatha yoga in this series of free classes. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Register online for each date you are interested in attending. Registration begins Monday, March 3.… [Event Website]

Popcorn Theater

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

2:00 PM

Join us for popcorn, drinks, and a movie at the South Regional Library!Frozen (2013) 102 min, PGMonday, April 21 2:00 - 4:00 pmSouth RegionalMeeting RoomAges 5-12 [Event Website]

SPREADSHEETS: Free Computer Class

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

1:00 PM

Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson will teach computer classes. Spreadsheets Prerequisite: Introduction to Computing Using Windows classes Material covered: This course will introduce students to spreadsheet terminology and concepts. Specifically, students will learn how to enter text and numbers, use mathematical functions and create formulas, and develop some basic charts.… [Event Website]

Chess Club for Tweens

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

6:00 PM

Ages 7– 12.Register by calling the library or online. South Regional Library 981-1028Monday, April 21 6:00 - 7:00 pmRegistration begins Thursday, April 17. [Event Website]

Cajun/Zydeco Dance lessons at Cite Des Arts

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited

7:30 PM

Monday, April 21, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. [Event Website]

Cajun & Zydeco Dance Lessons

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

6:00pm-7:30pm

Admission: $120, $60

Learn the steps of Cajun and Zydeco dancing during this session. Bring a partner, leather soled shoes and a Laissez les bons temps rouler attitude! The cost is $120 per couple or you can get $60 off my class by becoming a member of Cite des Arts. Search the link below for membership options. We hope to dance with you soon! http://citedesarts.org/Cite_des_Arts/Membership.html… [Event Website]

Yoga Class with Sarah Trahan

by: Acadiana 365

The Thensted Center, 268 Church Street, Grand Coteau

6:00pm

Admission: $10

Sarah Trahan says that if you can breathe, you can do yoga. Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that binds the mind, body, and spirit by using the breath to move the body in and out of different shapes. It offers students an opportunity to quiet the mind while toning the body. The practice stretches and strengthens the muscles and other connective tissues that support and serve us every day. Yoga works to open the physical body and invites us to live more comfortably in ourselves. Join Trahan for yog… [Event Website]

2014 Semaine Franaise dArnaudville Creative Placemaking Summit

by: Acadiana 365

NuNu's, 1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy, Rte 93 E, Arnaudville

Admission:

Cultural economy and how it works to shape the physical and social character of local job creation takes center stage this April during the 2014 Semaine Franaise dArnaudville. Join in this six-day Creative Placemaking summit, April 18-23, when keynote speakers Marco Flez and Fabienne Mabon present concepts and processes that shaped two of Frances most successful cultural partnerships; and Dr. Guy Saez ofUniversit Grenoble, France, explores the sociology of public and cultural policies. Building on conversati… [Event Website]

''In Our Veins''

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

''In Our Veins'' The solo exhibition will feature paintings from my In Our Veins series on display at the Academie's Gallery on 200 Polk St. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through the end of April. The premise of "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life. Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other an… [Event Website]

''Personal, Provocative, and Political: Magical Realism and the Art of Amy Guidry'

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

The solo exhibition will feature paintings from my In Our Veins series on display at the Academie's Gallery on 200 Polk St. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through the end of April. The premise of "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life. Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other an… [Event Website]

Warehouse Clearance Sale

by: UL Press

Edith Garland Dupre Library (front exterior)

8:30am

We're clearing our warehouse! The UL Press will be holding a tent sale this Friday, April 9, at two different locations. We'll get started at 8:30 am in front of Dupre Library on the UL Lafayette campus (400 St. Mary Blvd.). At noon, we'll pack up and head to the corner of Johnston St. and University Ave. (in front of the J. Arthur Roy house). We'll be out there until 5 pm. Save up to 90% off select titles! We'll also be offering steep discounts on overstock or damaged books--and we might even have … [Event Website]

Korean War POW Discussion

by: Michael S. Martin

Jefferson Caffery Reading Room, 3rd floor of Edith Garland Dupre Library, 400 E. St. Mary St., Lafayette, LA, 70504

3:30pm

Admission: free

Dr. Judith Gentry, retired professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will give a presentation on her recently-published book, "I Cannot Forget: Imprisoned in Korea, Accused at Home." The book is based on the experiences of Johnny Moore. Moore was an eighteen-year-old private first class in the Korean War when he was captured by Chinese infantry. Released days after his twenty-first birthday, Moore cooperated with U. S. military intelligence regarding his captivity. Two years l… [Event Website]

Water Music

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. John's Cathedral

7:30am

Admission: $35

Baroque masterpieces will gloriously resound in St. John's Cathedral, followed by the Acadiana premiere of Estonian composer, Arvo Part, through his masterwork, Fratres, transfixing in its beatific simplicity. The dulcet voices of the University of Louisiana Chamber chorus will perfect the sonic experience.… [Event Website]

Native American Display by the North Regional Library

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Monday, April 07, 2014 to Friday, May 02, 2014. [Event Website]

Bach Lunch

by: LCVC

Parc Sans Souci,201 East Vermilion St.,Parc Sans Souci,Lafayette,LA,70501

Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., Performance from noon-1 p.m.

Admission: Free performance; Lunch

There's no better way to welcome Spring than by enjoying a delicious lunch while listening to Lafayette's only free lunchtime concert series. 3/28 Cedric Watson Trio; 4/4 Lafayette Rhythm Devils; 4/11 T'Monde; 4/18 Bonsoir Catin; 4/25 Les Hay Babies. For a complete schedule of bands and restaurants visit www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org.… [Event Website]

New Iberia Azalea Trail

by: Acadiana365

Maint Street, New Iberia

Admission:

Delicate azaleas bloom early each spring flooding the landscape with a sea of red, pink, white, purple and salmon. Our easy self guided driving tour offers a glimpse of all the beautiful flowers along the trail from the miniature varieties to the massive. All day at various locations. Main Street, New Iberia, 337-365-1540, Iberiatravel.com, Facebook.com/VisitIberia… [Event Website]

IPL Annual Bookmark Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Library Branches

Admission:

The Iberia Parish Library, the Friends of the Library, Sir Speedy and The Daily Iberian are sponsoring the 16th Annual Bookmark Contest for children to celebrate the 2014 Summer Reading Program. Children in preschool through the sixth grade may enter their best efforts. Judges will base their decisions on the following criteria: originality, design, and work that reflects the summer reading theme of "Fizz, Boom - READ!" with a focus on all things science. First and second place winners will be reproduced … [Event Website]

Cite Des Arts Launches Indiegogo Campaign

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Wednesday, April 09, 2014 to Monday, May 12, 2014. [Event Website]

Rhythms on the River

by: LCVC

River Ranch Town Square,1100 Camellia Boulevard,Lafayette,LA,70508

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Rhythms on the River Join us in the town square of River Ranch every Thursday evening for free live music. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy! 4/3:Foret Tradition with GG Shin & TK Hutlin; 4/10: Louisiana Red; 4/17: Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band; 5/1: MoJeaux; 5/8: Jimmie Van Zant, 5/15: Chee Weez… [Event Website]

The Mercredi Show

by: LCVC

Pelican Park, Carencro,110 Softball Dr,Carencro,LA,70520

A free, outdoor concert series at Pelican Park, presented by the Parks & Recreation Commission and the City of Carencro. It's held during the spring and fall seasons. Our spring season lineup is official and Ray Boudreaux kicks it off April 2! Plus, there's a very special show scheduled April 23. Pelican Park in Carencro is the place to be on Wednesdays this spring: April 2 - Ray Boudreaux; April 9 - Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys; April 16 - Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings; April 23 - Dominiqu… [Event Website]

Downtown Alive! Battle of the Bands

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Friday, February 21, 2014 to Thursday, May 22, 2014. [Event Website]

More Than Tin: A Visual History of the University Art Museum

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

April of 2014 will mark ten years that the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum has been providing exceptional exhibits in its state of the art building designed by the New Orleans firm of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. The University Art Museum is one of the most unique and grand exhibit spaces in the Gulf South region. In honor of the buildings ten year anniversary, the exhibit More Than Tin will be presented from January 25 to May 24, 2014. From its humble origins in the 1950s at Brown Ayers Hal… [Event Website]

Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market

by: LCVC

Horse Farm,2913 Johnston St.,Lafayette,LA,70503

8 a.m.-noon

The Market at The Horse Farm serves as the premier venue for seasonal, farm-based products, and artisanal creations, offered by local producers, artists and vendors in a celebratory atmosphere of community, enrichment and entrepreneurism, created through the mutual support of its members and patrons.… [Event Website]

Dutch Oven Gathering

by: LCVC

Palmetto Island State Park,

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Admission: $2 per person to enter t

Join the Latanier Cookers for a complimentary main meal tasting with Dutch Oven sides and desserts. Come by a visit with the cookers to find out how it's done. Gathering begins at 9am and pots are on the table at noon. Donations welcome. [Event Website]

Kaplan Farmers' Market

by: LCVC

Turnley Park,

8am-noon

Admission: Free

Open air market with local produce and baked goods. [Event Website]

Food Tasting Tour

by: LCVC

Cajun Food Tours,

10am and 2:30pm

Admission: $49/ person includes all

Hop aboard our cozy bus for a delicious taste of Acadiana. Your knowledgeable guide brings our culture to life while you visit 6 of the area's best eateries to sample local favorites. Yum! [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 411 S Richard St, Delcambre,

Thurs-Fri, 6 p.m.-midnight; Sat, 8 a.m.-midnight; Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: No

The Delcambre Shrimp Festival honors the shrimping industry with events including a shrimp cook-off, queens' pageants, fais-do-do's, carnival rides, food court and much more.

Cajun Jam Sessions

by: LCVC

Museum Cafe,

2-6pm

Admission: Free

Live Cajun jam session. [Event Website]

Touchet's Jam Session

by: LCVC

Touchet's Bar,

2pm-until

Admission: Free

Enjoy live Cajun music and dancing. [Event Website]

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014

You're in Charge

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

7:00pm

Admission: Free

You're in Charge Set in the heart of Cajun Louisiana, YOURE IN CHARGE begins on the day Eddie Guidry gets out of prison. Brimming with New Age optimism, he reinvents himself as a doctor of alternative medicine, and sets out to redeem himself in the eyes of his family. With the help of the latest technology in urinalysis and a positive attitude, he convinces Dicky, his recently unemployed brother-in-law, to come on board. Eager to turn his own fortunes around before his wife gives birth to their first child, Dicky secretly… [Event Website]

You're in Charge

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

4:30pm

Admission: Free

You're in Charge Set in the heart of Cajun Louisiana, YOURE IN CHARGE begins on the day Eddie Guidry gets out of prison. Brimming with New Age optimism, he reinvents himself as a doctor of alternative medicine, and sets out to redeem himself in the eyes of his family. With the help of the latest technology in urinalysis and a positive attitude, he convinces Dicky, his recently unemployed brother-in-law, to come on board. Eager to turn his own fortunes around before his wife gives birth to their first child, Dicky secretly… [Event Website]

LA Crossroads: Los Lobos 40th Anniversary Tour with Roddie Romero and the Hub-City AllStars

by: Cal Editor

Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St.

7:30pm

Admission: $50 $40 $30

LA Crossroads: Los Lobos 40th Anniversary Tour with Roddie Romero and the Hub-City AllStars Los Lobos is a band that continually redefines itself and expands its scope with each passing year, while never losing sight of where they came from. Los Lobos, Spanish for "The Wolves" is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American Chicano rock band from East Los Angeles, California. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as cumbia, boleros and norteos. … [Event Website]

Tipitina's Co-Op Lafayette & Valcour Records Host Song Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Tipitina's Co-op, 203 Jefferson St.

Admission: Free

Tipitina's Co-Op Lafayette & Valcour Records Host Song Contest Tipitinas Music Office Co-Op Lafayette is joining Valcour Records to present a song contest with the winner receiving $150 (courtesy of Valcour Records) and Artist of the Month placement on valcourrecords.com. Original songs can be submitted between March 19th and April 22nd and winners will be announced on Friday, April 25th on the weekend of Festival International. All submissions must be recorded at the Co-Ops newly added recording facility (with a time limit of 3hours) and will be judged by Valcour … [Event Website]

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia

by: Cal Editor

Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St.

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia Biophilia will create a space that evokes memory through sensory experience, and bring to the surface childhood ideals. By interacting in the space, the viewer or performer will reflect on complex ideals that are associated with adulthood and reconnect with the basic wants and needs he or she had as a child. Through this experience the viewer will realize that those necessities have in fact not changed, and are still attainable. … [Event Website]

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design The Art of Seating, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville and the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation, presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in viewthe chair as art. Each of the approximately 40 chairs in the exhibition was chosen for their beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political and cultural infl… [Event Website]

George Rodrigue: Memorial Retrospective

by: LCVC

1434 S. College Rd,Lafayette,LA,70503

George Rodrigue: Memorial Retrospective The Lafayette Rodrigue studio will re-open today with a survey of George Rodrigue's work curated by the artist's family and New Orleans Museum of Art Director Emeritus E. John Bullard. The world-renowned painter, known for his Blue Dog series and his depictions of Cajun people and landscapes, died in December after a long battle with cancer. Now, his family will share a retrospective of his work with the public, as they say Rodrigue would have wanted. The exhibit will be up through the month of … [Event Website]

Richard Landry: 1970s New York City Downtown Artists

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

Richard Landry:  1970s New York City Downtown Artists Known primarily as a musician, Richard Dickie Landry (born in Cecilia, LA, 1938) has played a large range of music including classical, jazz, rhythm and blues, zydeco, reggae, punk and avant-garde. He has performed with Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Talking Heads, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Clifton Chenier and Lafayette based Lil Band OGold. Landry has also collaborated on other projects with Lawrence Weiner, Paul Simon, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Wilson, Trisha Brown, Keith Sonn… [Event Website]
Other Events

Cajun Jam

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St.

9:00pm

[Event Website]

General Counsel Review Committee

by: Lafayette Parish School System

1:30 PM

04/22/14 6:30pm General Counsel Review Committee View agenda for this meeting. Minutes of previous meetings can be found at esb.lpssonline.com [Event Website]

Runway Feast

by: Acadiana 365

Downtown Lafayette

6:00pm-11:00pm

Admission: $35, $120

Runway Feast We have a new concept for you. We are throwing a party complete with whole hog barbecue, and we want everyone to be there. It's called Runaway Feast and in the spirit of Runaway Dish, we are bringing together a group of chefs for a one-of-a-kind meal. Runaway Feast Tuesday April 22, 2014 6pm - 11pm Downtown Lafayette (exact location revealed to ticket holders only) Featuring Toby Rodriguez and Bryan Kyzar of Lache Pas Marc Krampe and Clair Burton of Social Southern Table + Bar Manny Augello of Bre… [Event Website]

IPL Pinterest Workshop

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Main Library, 445 E. Main Street New Iberia

10:00am

Admission: Free

Do you want to get involved in social networks outside of Facebook but just dont know where to start? This course is designed to help you learn the basics of Pinterest, another way to network yourself online. Join Reference Librarian Brittany Picard at the Main Library on April 22 at 10:00 AM to learn about Pinterest. Space for this class is limited. To register, contact your local branch or visit us online at iberialibrary.org and click on the SignUp link.… [Event Website]

"You're in charge" an Independent Film by Tom Krueger

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited

07:00 PM

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 04:30 PM to 07:00 PM. [Event Website]

Riders on the Orphan Train: A multi-media live performance program

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Parkview Library, 500 Grand Pre Blvd., New Iberia

6:00pm

Admission:

Few people today know much about the largest child migration in history. Between 1854 and 1929 over 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. Children were sent to every state in the continental United States; the last train went to Sulphur Springs, Texas in 1929. This placing out system was originally organized by Methodist minister Charles Loring Brace and the Childrens Aid Society of New York. His mission was to rid the stree… [Event Website]

Songwriters Night

by: Acadiana 365

Artmosphere, 902 Johnston St.

9:00pm

Admission:

[Event Website]

Teen Performance Troupe: Rehearsal & Performance

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

9:30 AM

Rehearsal: Saturday, March 8 2:30 – 4:30 pmRehearsal & Performance:April 22, 23, 24 9:30 am – 11:30 amTeen volunteers are needed for voice actors, puppeteersand behind-the-scenes help for family puppet shows.Registration begins Monday, February 17.… [Event Website]

The Wartville Wizard: Puppet & Show

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

10:30 AM

Ages 5–12.Ever wonder what happens to all the litter we throw away? This puppet show puts litter in a new light when the Wartville Wizard gets angry enough to do something about it! Tuesday, April 22 10:30 - 11:30 amWednesday, April 23 10:30 - 11:30 amThursday, April 24 10:30 - 11:30 amSouth Regional Library 981-1028… [Event Website]

Get Your Game On: Teens

by: Lafayette Public Library

Jefferson St Library

2:00 PM

Show how you can brawl with the best in a Super Smash Bros. Brawltournament or Just Dance! Registration begins Monday, March 3. [Event Website]

The Tale of Peter Rabbit: Puppet Show & Craft

by: Lafayette Public Library

North Regional Library

4:00 PM

Join us for "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" puppet show and craft. Note: craft supplies are limited. Ages 3 – 12.North Regional Library 896-6323Tuesday, April 22 4:00 pmSouth Regional Library 981-1028Tuesday, April 29 4:00 pm [Event Website]

IPL Mini Movers

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Main Library, 445 E. Main Street New Iberia

10:00am

Admission:

Each Tuesday during the month of April the Main Library invites you to join us in our Mini Movers music and motion program for children ages 1 4 and their parents or caregivers. In these 30 45 minute sessions, we will move, dance, make a little music of our own and have a snapping good time. Registration is not required. Simply drop by the Main Library on any Tuesday during the month of April at 10:00 a.m. and get yourself and your children moving during the day. For more information on this program, p… [Event Website]

Teche Area Farmers Market

by: Acadiana365

Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia

2:30pm-6:00pm

Admission: Free

Experience our harvest of delicious, locally grown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handcrafted cypress yard objects, bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Tues. 2:30 - 6 p.m., Sat. 7 - 11 a.m., 337-369-2330, Facebook.com/TecheFarmersMarket… [Event Website]

2014 Semaine Franaise dArnaudville Creative Placemaking Summit

by: Acadiana 365

NuNu's, 1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy, Rte 93 E, Arnaudville

Admission:

Cultural economy and how it works to shape the physical and social character of local job creation takes center stage this April during the 2014 Semaine Franaise dArnaudville. Join in this six-day Creative Placemaking summit, April 18-23, when keynote speakers Marco Flez and Fabienne Mabon present concepts and processes that shaped two of Frances most successful cultural partnerships; and Dr. Guy Saez ofUniversit Grenoble, France, explores the sociology of public and cultural policies. Building on conversati… [Event Website]

''In Our Veins''

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

''In Our Veins'' The solo exhibition will feature paintings from my In Our Veins series on display at the Academie's Gallery on 200 Polk St. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through the end of April. The premise of "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life. Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other an… [Event Website]

''Personal, Provocative, and Political: Magical Realism and the Art of Amy Guidry'

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

The solo exhibition will feature paintings from my In Our Veins series on display at the Academie's Gallery on 200 Polk St. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through the end of April. The premise of "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life. Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other an… [Event Website]

Warehouse Clearance Sale

by: UL Press

Edith Garland Dupre Library (front exterior)

8:30am

We're clearing our warehouse! The UL Press will be holding a tent sale this Friday, April 9, at two different locations. We'll get started at 8:30 am in front of Dupre Library on the UL Lafayette campus (400 St. Mary Blvd.). At noon, we'll pack up and head to the corner of Johnston St. and University Ave. (in front of the J. Arthur Roy house). We'll be out there until 5 pm. Save up to 90% off select titles! We'll also be offering steep discounts on overstock or damaged books--and we might even have … [Event Website]

Korean War POW Discussion

by: Michael S. Martin

Jefferson Caffery Reading Room, 3rd floor of Edith Garland Dupre Library, 400 E. St. Mary St., Lafayette, LA, 70504

3:30pm

Admission: free

Dr. Judith Gentry, retired professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will give a presentation on her recently-published book, "I Cannot Forget: Imprisoned in Korea, Accused at Home." The book is based on the experiences of Johnny Moore. Moore was an eighteen-year-old private first class in the Korean War when he was captured by Chinese infantry. Released days after his twenty-first birthday, Moore cooperated with U. S. military intelligence regarding his captivity. Two years l… [Event Website]

Water Music

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. John's Cathedral

7:30am

Admission: $35

Baroque masterpieces will gloriously resound in St. John's Cathedral, followed by the Acadiana premiere of Estonian composer, Arvo Part, through his masterwork, Fratres, transfixing in its beatific simplicity. The dulcet voices of the University of Louisiana Chamber chorus will perfect the sonic experience.… [Event Website]

Native American Display by the North Regional Library

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Monday, April 07, 2014 to Friday, May 02, 2014. [Event Website]

Bach Lunch

by: LCVC

Parc Sans Souci,201 East Vermilion St.,Parc Sans Souci,Lafayette,LA,70501

Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., Performance from noon-1 p.m.

Admission: Free performance; Lunch

There's no better way to welcome Spring than by enjoying a delicious lunch while listening to Lafayette's only free lunchtime concert series. 3/28 Cedric Watson Trio; 4/4 Lafayette Rhythm Devils; 4/11 T'Monde; 4/18 Bonsoir Catin; 4/25 Les Hay Babies. For a complete schedule of bands and restaurants visit www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org.… [Event Website]

New Iberia Azalea Trail

by: Acadiana365

Maint Street, New Iberia

Admission:

Delicate azaleas bloom early each spring flooding the landscape with a sea of red, pink, white, purple and salmon. Our easy self guided driving tour offers a glimpse of all the beautiful flowers along the trail from the miniature varieties to the massive. All day at various locations. Main Street, New Iberia, 337-365-1540, Iberiatravel.com, Facebook.com/VisitIberia… [Event Website]

IPL Annual Bookmark Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Library Branches

Admission:

The Iberia Parish Library, the Friends of the Library, Sir Speedy and The Daily Iberian are sponsoring the 16th Annual Bookmark Contest for children to celebrate the 2014 Summer Reading Program. Children in preschool through the sixth grade may enter their best efforts. Judges will base their decisions on the following criteria: originality, design, and work that reflects the summer reading theme of "Fizz, Boom - READ!" with a focus on all things science. First and second place winners will be reproduced … [Event Website]

Cite Des Arts Launches Indiegogo Campaign

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Wednesday, April 09, 2014 to Monday, May 12, 2014. [Event Website]

Rhythms on the River

by: LCVC

River Ranch Town Square,1100 Camellia Boulevard,Lafayette,LA,70508

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Rhythms on the River Join us in the town square of River Ranch every Thursday evening for free live music. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy! 4/3:Foret Tradition with GG Shin & TK Hutlin; 4/10: Louisiana Red; 4/17: Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band; 5/1: MoJeaux; 5/8: Jimmie Van Zant, 5/15: Chee Weez… [Event Website]

The Mercredi Show

by: LCVC

Pelican Park, Carencro,110 Softball Dr,Carencro,LA,70520

A free, outdoor concert series at Pelican Park, presented by the Parks & Recreation Commission and the City of Carencro. It's held during the spring and fall seasons. Our spring season lineup is official and Ray Boudreaux kicks it off April 2! Plus, there's a very special show scheduled April 23. Pelican Park in Carencro is the place to be on Wednesdays this spring: April 2 - Ray Boudreaux; April 9 - Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys; April 16 - Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings; April 23 - Dominiqu… [Event Website]

Downtown Alive! Battle of the Bands

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Friday, February 21, 2014 to Thursday, May 22, 2014. [Event Website]

More Than Tin: A Visual History of the University Art Museum

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

April of 2014 will mark ten years that the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum has been providing exceptional exhibits in its state of the art building designed by the New Orleans firm of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. The University Art Museum is one of the most unique and grand exhibit spaces in the Gulf South region. In honor of the buildings ten year anniversary, the exhibit More Than Tin will be presented from January 25 to May 24, 2014. From its humble origins in the 1950s at Brown Ayers Hal… [Event Website]

Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market

by: LCVC

Horse Farm,2913 Johnston St.,Lafayette,LA,70503

8 a.m.-noon

The Market at The Horse Farm serves as the premier venue for seasonal, farm-based products, and artisanal creations, offered by local producers, artists and vendors in a celebratory atmosphere of community, enrichment and entrepreneurism, created through the mutual support of its members and patrons.… [Event Website]

Dutch Oven Gathering

by: LCVC

Palmetto Island State Park,

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Admission: $2 per person to enter t

Join the Latanier Cookers for a complimentary main meal tasting with Dutch Oven sides and desserts. Come by a visit with the cookers to find out how it's done. Gathering begins at 9am and pots are on the table at noon. Donations welcome. [Event Website]

Kaplan Farmers' Market

by: LCVC

Turnley Park,

8am-noon

Admission: Free

Open air market with local produce and baked goods. [Event Website]

Food Tasting Tour

by: LCVC

Cajun Food Tours,

10am and 2:30pm

Admission: $49/ person includes all

Hop aboard our cozy bus for a delicious taste of Acadiana. Your knowledgeable guide brings our culture to life while you visit 6 of the area's best eateries to sample local favorites. Yum! [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 411 S Richard St, Delcambre,

Thurs-Fri, 6 p.m.-midnight; Sat, 8 a.m.-midnight; Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: No

The Delcambre Shrimp Festival honors the shrimping industry with events including a shrimp cook-off, queens' pageants, fais-do-do's, carnival rides, food court and much more.

Cajun Jam Sessions

by: LCVC

Museum Cafe,

2-6pm

Admission: Free

Live Cajun jam session. [Event Website]

Touchet's Jam Session

by: LCVC

Touchet's Bar,

2pm-until

Admission: Free

Enjoy live Cajun music and dancing. [Event Website]

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

CajunCodeFest 3.0

by: Center for Business & Information Technologies

UL Lafayette Research Park

Admission: Free

CajunCodeFest 3.0 CajunCodeFest is a 2.5 day health care coding competition open to all students and professionals in the areas of software development, health care or business strategy industries. Teams compete for cash prizes and may be able to take their idea to the next level!… [Event Website]

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia

by: Cal Editor

Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St.

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia Biophilia will create a space that evokes memory through sensory experience, and bring to the surface childhood ideals. By interacting in the space, the viewer or performer will reflect on complex ideals that are associated with adulthood and reconnect with the basic wants and needs he or she had as a child. Through this experience the viewer will realize that those necessities have in fact not changed, and are still attainable. … [Event Website]

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design The Art of Seating, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville and the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation, presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in viewthe chair as art. Each of the approximately 40 chairs in the exhibition was chosen for their beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political and cultural infl… [Event Website]

George Rodrigue: Memorial Retrospective

by: LCVC

1434 S. College Rd,Lafayette,LA,70503

George Rodrigue: Memorial Retrospective The Lafayette Rodrigue studio will re-open today with a survey of George Rodrigue's work curated by the artist's family and New Orleans Museum of Art Director Emeritus E. John Bullard. The world-renowned painter, known for his Blue Dog series and his depictions of Cajun people and landscapes, died in December after a long battle with cancer. Now, his family will share a retrospective of his work with the public, as they say Rodrigue would have wanted. The exhibit will be up through the month of … [Event Website]

Richard Landry: 1970s New York City Downtown Artists

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

Richard Landry:  1970s New York City Downtown Artists Known primarily as a musician, Richard Dickie Landry (born in Cecilia, LA, 1938) has played a large range of music including classical, jazz, rhythm and blues, zydeco, reggae, punk and avant-garde. He has performed with Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Talking Heads, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Clifton Chenier and Lafayette based Lil Band OGold. Landry has also collaborated on other projects with Lawrence Weiner, Paul Simon, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Wilson, Trisha Brown, Keith Sonn… [Event Website]
Other Events

''Sylvain'' Jazz Music

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

5:00pm-7:00pm

Admission:

''Sylvain'' Jazz Music The music of Sylvain is fresh, attractive and it is also familiar. This is because the compositions, all original, draw from many diverse styles. This is kind of "world music", flavor of the tunes ranging from Gypsy, Jazz, European, Brazilian, and Middle Eastern and pop, all tied together by lyrically crafted melodies, choice harmonies and Sylvain's French vocals - vocals which can be wistful (N'fais pas d'btises), to positively gritty (NOLA). He has been a jazz guitarist and composer for TV for over 25… [Event Website]

Lil' Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St.

9:00pm

[Event Website]

Special Board Meeting

by: Lafayette Parish School System

1:00 PM

04/23/14 6:00pm Special Board Meeting View agenda for this meeting. Minutes of previous meetings can be found at esb.lpssonline.com [Event Website]

Sylvain to Play Happy Hour at Cite Des Arts

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited

7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. [Event Website]

04/23/2014 - Ribbon Cutting: Washington State Bank

by: Chamber of Commerce
Ribbon Cutting: Washington State Bank [Event Website]

04/23/2014 - Friends of INNOV8 2014

by: Chamber of Commerce
INNOV8 is an 8 day series of events designed to showcase, educate, connect and inspire innovators.​ Become a friend of INNOV8!​ [Event Website]

The Cat Head Biscuit Boys, The Rayo Brothers

by: Acadiana 365

Artmosphere, 902 Johnston St.

9:00pm

Admission:

The Cat Head Biscuit Boys, The Rayo Brothers The Rayo Brothers are a folk rock band from Lafayette, LA. Sounds like Mumford and Sons cousins from the South.one part GQ, one part string band, and all fun (Times of Acadiana). They play a roots mixture of bluegrass, folk, blues, and outlaw country, drawing stylistic inspiration from the new generation of folk music - bands such as Mumford and Sons, the Avett Brothers, and Crooked Still.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

The Wartville Wizard: Puppet & Show

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

10:30 AM

Ages 5–12.Ever wonder what happens to all the litter we throw away? This puppet show puts litter in a new light when the Wartville Wizard gets angry enough to do something about it! Tuesday, April 22 10:30 - 11:30 amWednesday, April 23 10:30 - 11:30 amThursday, April 24 10:30 - 11:30 amSouth Regional Library 981-1028… [Event Website]

Teen Performance Troupe: Rehearsal & Performance

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

9:30 AM

Rehearsal: Saturday, March 8 2:30 – 4:30 pmRehearsal & Performance:April 22, 23, 24 9:30 am – 11:30 amTeen volunteers are needed for voice actors, puppeteersand behind-the-scenes help for family puppet shows.Registration begins Monday, February 17.… [Event Website]

SPREADSHEETS: Free Computer Class

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

1:00 PM

Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson will teach computer classes. Spreadsheets Prerequisite: Introduction to Computing Using Windows classes Material covered: This course will introduce students to spreadsheet terminology and concepts. Specifically, students will learn how to enter text and numbers, use mathematical functions and create formulas, and develop some basic charts.… [Event Website]

Tuba Skinny

by: Acadiana 365

Cafe Vermilionville, 1304 W. Pinhook Road

6:00pm-9:00pm

Admission:

[Event Website]

GLC Farmers Market

by: Acadiana365

Maint Street, New Iberia

2:00pm-6:00pm

Admission:

Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time. GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville, 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160, Glcranch.com/Glc-Meat-Market, Facebook.com/pages/Gonsoulin-Land-and-Cattle… [Event Website]

Innovation Engineering with Doug Hall

by: Acadiana 365

Estuarine Habitats and Coastal Fisheries Center, UL Lafayette Research Park, 646 Cajundome Blvd.

8:00am-12:00pm

Admission: $250

The Innovation Engineering Executive Program is a 1.5 day training program where you and your team of up to 6 executives learn the fundamentals of how to lead and manage innovation as a system that delivers increased speed and decreased risk. It is well understood that companies that innovate realize 200 to 300% increases in profit growth as they escape market forces that create commodities out of all products and services. Innovation Engineering (IE) transforms innovation into a reliable and reproducible system.… [Event Website]

Acadia Players present ''Love, Sex & the IRS''

by: Acadiana 365

Acadia Parish Arts & Culture Center, 530 Mill St., Crowley

7:00pm

Admission: $10, $5

Love, Sex & the I.R.S. will be held at the Center on W. Mill St. April 10, 11, 12, 23, 24 & 26 @ 7 p.m. April 13 & 27 @ 2 p.m. Just in time for tax season! Note mild adult humor, not appropriate for children under 13 years old. Adults $10/Students w/ID $5, tickets available at the Crowley Flower Shop, the door prior to performances and at www.theacadiaplayers.com… [Event Website]

2014 Semaine Franaise dArnaudville Creative Placemaking Summit

by: Acadiana 365

NuNu's, 1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy, Rte 93 E, Arnaudville

Admission:

Cultural economy and how it works to shape the physical and social character of local job creation takes center stage this April during the 2014 Semaine Franaise dArnaudville. Join in this six-day Creative Placemaking summit, April 18-23, when keynote speakers Marco Flez and Fabienne Mabon present concepts and processes that shaped two of Frances most successful cultural partnerships; and Dr. Guy Saez ofUniversit Grenoble, France, explores the sociology of public and cultural policies. Building on conversati… [Event Website]

''In Our Veins''

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

''In Our Veins'' The solo exhibition will feature paintings from my In Our Veins series on display at the Academie's Gallery on 200 Polk St. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through the end of April. The premise of "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life. Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other an… [Event Website]

''Personal, Provocative, and Political: Magical Realism and the Art of Amy Guidry'

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

The solo exhibition will feature paintings from my In Our Veins series on display at the Academie's Gallery on 200 Polk St. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through the end of April. The premise of "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life. Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other an… [Event Website]

Warehouse Clearance Sale

by: UL Press

Edith Garland Dupre Library (front exterior)

8:30am

We're clearing our warehouse! The UL Press will be holding a tent sale this Friday, April 9, at two different locations. We'll get started at 8:30 am in front of Dupre Library on the UL Lafayette campus (400 St. Mary Blvd.). At noon, we'll pack up and head to the corner of Johnston St. and University Ave. (in front of the J. Arthur Roy house). We'll be out there until 5 pm. Save up to 90% off select titles! We'll also be offering steep discounts on overstock or damaged books--and we might even have … [Event Website]

Korean War POW Discussion

by: Michael S. Martin

Jefferson Caffery Reading Room, 3rd floor of Edith Garland Dupre Library, 400 E. St. Mary St., Lafayette, LA, 70504

3:30pm

Admission: free

Dr. Judith Gentry, retired professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will give a presentation on her recently-published book, "I Cannot Forget: Imprisoned in Korea, Accused at Home." The book is based on the experiences of Johnny Moore. Moore was an eighteen-year-old private first class in the Korean War when he was captured by Chinese infantry. Released days after his twenty-first birthday, Moore cooperated with U. S. military intelligence regarding his captivity. Two years l… [Event Website]

Water Music

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. John's Cathedral

7:30am

Admission: $35

Baroque masterpieces will gloriously resound in St. John's Cathedral, followed by the Acadiana premiere of Estonian composer, Arvo Part, through his masterwork, Fratres, transfixing in its beatific simplicity. The dulcet voices of the University of Louisiana Chamber chorus will perfect the sonic experience.… [Event Website]

Native American Display by the North Regional Library

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Monday, April 07, 2014 to Friday, May 02, 2014. [Event Website]

Bach Lunch

by: LCVC

Parc Sans Souci,201 East Vermilion St.,Parc Sans Souci,Lafayette,LA,70501

Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., Performance from noon-1 p.m.

Admission: Free performance; Lunch

There's no better way to welcome Spring than by enjoying a delicious lunch while listening to Lafayette's only free lunchtime concert series. 3/28 Cedric Watson Trio; 4/4 Lafayette Rhythm Devils; 4/11 T'Monde; 4/18 Bonsoir Catin; 4/25 Les Hay Babies. For a complete schedule of bands and restaurants visit www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org.… [Event Website]

New Iberia Azalea Trail

by: Acadiana365

Maint Street, New Iberia

Admission:

Delicate azaleas bloom early each spring flooding the landscape with a sea of red, pink, white, purple and salmon. Our easy self guided driving tour offers a glimpse of all the beautiful flowers along the trail from the miniature varieties to the massive. All day at various locations. Main Street, New Iberia, 337-365-1540, Iberiatravel.com, Facebook.com/VisitIberia… [Event Website]

IPL Annual Bookmark Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Library Branches

Admission:

The Iberia Parish Library, the Friends of the Library, Sir Speedy and The Daily Iberian are sponsoring the 16th Annual Bookmark Contest for children to celebrate the 2014 Summer Reading Program. Children in preschool through the sixth grade may enter their best efforts. Judges will base their decisions on the following criteria: originality, design, and work that reflects the summer reading theme of "Fizz, Boom - READ!" with a focus on all things science. First and second place winners will be reproduced … [Event Website]

Cite Des Arts Launches Indiegogo Campaign

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Wednesday, April 09, 2014 to Monday, May 12, 2014. [Event Website]

Rhythms on the River

by: LCVC

River Ranch Town Square,1100 Camellia Boulevard,Lafayette,LA,70508

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Rhythms on the River Join us in the town square of River Ranch every Thursday evening for free live music. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy! 4/3:Foret Tradition with GG Shin & TK Hutlin; 4/10: Louisiana Red; 4/17: Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band; 5/1: MoJeaux; 5/8: Jimmie Van Zant, 5/15: Chee Weez… [Event Website]

The Mercredi Show

by: LCVC

Pelican Park, Carencro,110 Softball Dr,Carencro,LA,70520

A free, outdoor concert series at Pelican Park, presented by the Parks & Recreation Commission and the City of Carencro. It's held during the spring and fall seasons. Our spring season lineup is official and Ray Boudreaux kicks it off April 2! Plus, there's a very special show scheduled April 23. Pelican Park in Carencro is the place to be on Wednesdays this spring: April 2 - Ray Boudreaux; April 9 - Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys; April 16 - Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings; April 23 - Dominiqu… [Event Website]

Downtown Alive! Battle of the Bands

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Friday, February 21, 2014 to Thursday, May 22, 2014. [Event Website]

More Than Tin: A Visual History of the University Art Museum

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

April of 2014 will mark ten years that the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum has been providing exceptional exhibits in its state of the art building designed by the New Orleans firm of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. The University Art Museum is one of the most unique and grand exhibit spaces in the Gulf South region. In honor of the buildings ten year anniversary, the exhibit More Than Tin will be presented from January 25 to May 24, 2014. From its humble origins in the 1950s at Brown Ayers Hal… [Event Website]

Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market

by: LCVC

Horse Farm,2913 Johnston St.,Lafayette,LA,70503

8 a.m.-noon

The Market at The Horse Farm serves as the premier venue for seasonal, farm-based products, and artisanal creations, offered by local producers, artists and vendors in a celebratory atmosphere of community, enrichment and entrepreneurism, created through the mutual support of its members and patrons.… [Event Website]

Dutch Oven Gathering

by: LCVC

Palmetto Island State Park,

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Admission: $2 per person to enter t

Join the Latanier Cookers for a complimentary main meal tasting with Dutch Oven sides and desserts. Come by a visit with the cookers to find out how it's done. Gathering begins at 9am and pots are on the table at noon. Donations welcome. [Event Website]

Kaplan Farmers' Market

by: LCVC

Turnley Park,

8am-noon

Admission: Free

Open air market with local produce and baked goods. [Event Website]

Food Tasting Tour

by: LCVC

Cajun Food Tours,

10am and 2:30pm

Admission: $49/ person includes all

Hop aboard our cozy bus for a delicious taste of Acadiana. Your knowledgeable guide brings our culture to life while you visit 6 of the area's best eateries to sample local favorites. Yum! [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 411 S Richard St, Delcambre,

Thurs-Fri, 6 p.m.-midnight; Sat, 8 a.m.-midnight; Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: No

The Delcambre Shrimp Festival honors the shrimping industry with events including a shrimp cook-off, queens' pageants, fais-do-do's, carnival rides, food court and much more.

Cajun Jam Sessions

by: LCVC

Museum Cafe,

2-6pm

Admission: Free

Live Cajun jam session. [Event Website]

Touchet's Jam Session

by: LCVC

Touchet's Bar,

2pm-until

Admission: Free

Enjoy live Cajun music and dancing. [Event Website]

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

Festival After Hours w/ T-Bird & The Breaks

by: Acadiana 365

Jefferson Street Pub, 500 Jefferson St.

9:00pm

Admission: $10

Festival After Hours w/ T-Bird & The Breaks Next Thursday, The Jefferson Street Pub is hosting the Festival After Hours show featuring Austin-based T Bird & the Breaks. [Event Website]

Blayze & Saddles, Johanna Divine

by: Acadiana 365

Artmosphere, 902 Johnston St.

10:00pm

Admission: $7

Blayze & Saddles, Johanna Divine Two of this year's local festival artists/bands, Blayze & Saddles along with Johanna Divine, will be performing Thursday, April 24th at Artmosphere Bistro. [Event Website]

Boom Boom Burlesque

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

10:00pm

Admission: $15

Boom Boom Burlesque Lafayette's premiere burlesque troupe, Boom! Boom! Burlesque, brings you their next thrilling installment, "Only in Your Dreams," to Cite' des Arts, just in time for Festival International! This spectacular presentation lures you into visions of the night as only Boom! Boom! can - with foxy, frightening and fanciful acts combined to excite and entice you, three nights in a row. Join us Festival weekend:Friday, April 25 at 10pm, Saturday, April 26 at 10pm and Sunday, April 27 at 7pm. Tickets are available… [Event Website]

CajunCodeFest 3.0

by: Center for Business & Information Technologies

UL Lafayette Research Park

Admission: Free

CajunCodeFest 3.0 CajunCodeFest is a 2.5 day health care coding competition open to all students and professionals in the areas of software development, health care or business strategy industries. Teams compete for cash prizes and may be able to take their idea to the next level!… [Event Website]

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia

by: Cal Editor

Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St.

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia Biophilia will create a space that evokes memory through sensory experience, and bring to the surface childhood ideals. By interacting in the space, the viewer or performer will reflect on complex ideals that are associated with adulthood and reconnect with the basic wants and needs he or she had as a child. Through this experience the viewer will realize that those necessities have in fact not changed, and are still attainable. … [Event Website]

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design The Art of Seating, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville and the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation, presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in viewthe chair as art. Each of the approximately 40 chairs in the exhibition was chosen for their beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political and cultural infl… [Event Website]

George Rodrigue: Memorial Retrospective

by: LCVC

1434 S. College Rd,Lafayette,LA,70503

George Rodrigue: Memorial Retrospective The Lafayette Rodrigue studio will re-open today with a survey of George Rodrigue's work curated by the artist's family and New Orleans Museum of Art Director Emeritus E. John Bullard. The world-renowned painter, known for his Blue Dog series and his depictions of Cajun people and landscapes, died in December after a long battle with cancer. Now, his family will share a retrospective of his work with the public, as they say Rodrigue would have wanted. The exhibit will be up through the month of … [Event Website]

Richard Landry: 1970s New York City Downtown Artists

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

Richard Landry:  1970s New York City Downtown Artists Known primarily as a musician, Richard Dickie Landry (born in Cecilia, LA, 1938) has played a large range of music including classical, jazz, rhythm and blues, zydeco, reggae, punk and avant-garde. He has performed with Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Talking Heads, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Clifton Chenier and Lafayette based Lil Band OGold. Landry has also collaborated on other projects with Lawrence Weiner, Paul Simon, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Wilson, Trisha Brown, Keith Sonn… [Event Website]
Other Events

Big Bayou Rock 'n' Roll Show

by: Acadiana 365

Feed 'n' Seed, 106 N. Grant St.

10:00pm

Big Bayou Rock 'n' Roll Show Here's a heads up on this semi-rare (for these days) rock n' roll gig at Feed N' Seed on Thursday of Festival International. Some special guests likely.

April QGA Meeting

by: Acadiana 365

Northwood Methodist Church of Lafayette, 4530 Moss St

9:30am

Admission:

The Quilters Guild Acadienne meets April 24th, 2014, at 9:30 am and 6 pm at Northwood Methodist Church of Lafayette, located at the corner of Moss Street and Gloria Switch Road. Program topic will be: A Sewing Room Tour & Organizing Your Sewing Room. Judy Garber and a panel of quilters will offer tips for creating a useful sewing space regardless of size. Before and after both meetings, quilting notions and sewing accessories will be on sale. We encourage you to come, bring a friend, and consider joining our guild. For more information call Jonelle, at 337-981

IPL String Art @ Parkview Library

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Parkview Library, 500 Grand Pre Blvd., New Iberia

1:00pm

Admission: Free

Youths ages 11-17 are invited to register for this crafty program on April 24 starting at 1:00 PM conducted by Ms. Linda at the Parkview Library. Enjoy creating beautiful works of art from the unlikely medium of sting. Participants will use colored string to make a beautiful geometric pattern and keep their work for display. Space is limited and registration is required. Visit us online at www.iberialibrary.org and click on the SignUp link to register or give us a call at any branch of the Iberia Parish … [Event Website]

Roddie Romero and the Hub City all stars w/ special Guest Sunny Landreth

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St.

9:00pm

[Event Website]

IPL Frozen playing at the Lydia Library

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Lydia Library, 4800 Freyou Road, New Iberia

2:00pm

Admission: Free

Join us at the Lydia branch on April 24th at 2:00 PM for a screening of the Disney film Frozen. The kidos are sure to enjoy this icy tale. Space for this event is limited. To register, contact your local branch or visit us online at www.iberialibrary.org. [Event Website]

IND Monthly Lecture Series: The 2014 INDesign Awards Luncheon & Lecture

by: Acadiana 365

Hilton Lafayette, 1521 W. Pinhook Road

11:45am-1:30pm

Admission: $45

The 11th annual INDesign Awards is produced by IND Media to recognize excellence in architecture, interior design, historic preservation and urban planning in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes. A lifetime achievement award will be presented to the family of Lafayette trailblazing architect Dave Perkins (1926-2014). This event is also part of the kick-off for INNOV8 Lafayette, and the 2014 INDesign INNOV8tion Award will be presented for the LCG Comprehensive Plan. Keynote speaker will be… [Event Website]

Teen Performance Troupe: Rehearsal & Performance

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

9:30 AM

Rehearsal: Saturday, March 8 2:30 – 4:30 pmRehearsal & Performance:April 22, 23, 24 9:30 am – 11:30 amTeen volunteers are needed for voice actors, puppeteersand behind-the-scenes help for family puppet shows.Registration begins Monday, February 17.… [Event Website]

Teen Book Club

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

6:30 PM

Thursday, April 24 6:30 – 7:30 pmJoin in a discussion of The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Register and pick up a book beginning Monday, March 24. [Event Website]

The Wartville Wizard: Puppet & Show

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

10:30 AM

Ages 5–12.Ever wonder what happens to all the litter we throw away? This puppet show puts litter in a new light when the Wartville Wizard gets angry enough to do something about it! Tuesday, April 22 10:30 - 11:30 amWednesday, April 23 10:30 - 11:30 amThursday, April 24 10:30 - 11:30 amSouth Regional Library 981-1028… [Event Website]

Innovation Engineering with Doug Hall

by: Acadiana 365

Estuarine Habitats and Coastal Fisheries Center, UL Lafayette Research Park, 646 Cajundome Blvd.

8:00am-12:00pm

Admission: $250

The Innovation Engineering Executive Program is a 1.5 day training program where you and your team of up to 6 executives learn the fundamentals of how to lead and manage innovation as a system that delivers increased speed and decreased risk. It is well understood that companies that innovate realize 200 to 300% increases in profit growth as they escape market forces that create commodities out of all products and services. Innovation Engineering (IE) transforms innovation into a reliable and reproducible system.… [Event Website]

Acadia Players present ''Love, Sex & the IRS''

by: Acadiana 365

Acadia Parish Arts & Culture Center, 530 Mill St., Crowley

7:00pm

Admission: $10, $5

Love, Sex & the I.R.S. will be held at the Center on W. Mill St. April 10, 11, 12, 23, 24 & 26 @ 7 p.m. April 13 & 27 @ 2 p.m. Just in time for tax season! Note mild adult humor, not appropriate for children under 13 years old. Adults $10/Students w/ID $5, tickets available at the Crowley Flower Shop, the door prior to performances and at www.theacadiaplayers.com… [Event Website]

''In Our Veins''

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

''In Our Veins'' The solo exhibition will feature paintings from my In Our Veins series on display at the Academie's Gallery on 200 Polk St. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through the end of April. The premise of "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life. Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other an… [Event Website]

''Personal, Provocative, and Political: Magical Realism and the Art of Amy Guidry'

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

The solo exhibition will feature paintings from my In Our Veins series on display at the Academie's Gallery on 200 Polk St. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through the end of April. The premise of "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life. Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other an… [Event Website]

Warehouse Clearance Sale

by: UL Press

Edith Garland Dupre Library (front exterior)

8:30am

We're clearing our warehouse! The UL Press will be holding a tent sale this Friday, April 9, at two different locations. We'll get started at 8:30 am in front of Dupre Library on the UL Lafayette campus (400 St. Mary Blvd.). At noon, we'll pack up and head to the corner of Johnston St. and University Ave. (in front of the J. Arthur Roy house). We'll be out there until 5 pm. Save up to 90% off select titles! We'll also be offering steep discounts on overstock or damaged books--and we might even have … [Event Website]

Korean War POW Discussion

by: Michael S. Martin

Jefferson Caffery Reading Room, 3rd floor of Edith Garland Dupre Library, 400 E. St. Mary St., Lafayette, LA, 70504

3:30pm

Admission: free

Dr. Judith Gentry, retired professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will give a presentation on her recently-published book, "I Cannot Forget: Imprisoned in Korea, Accused at Home." The book is based on the experiences of Johnny Moore. Moore was an eighteen-year-old private first class in the Korean War when he was captured by Chinese infantry. Released days after his twenty-first birthday, Moore cooperated with U. S. military intelligence regarding his captivity. Two years l… [Event Website]

Water Music

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. John's Cathedral

7:30am

Admission: $35

Baroque masterpieces will gloriously resound in St. John's Cathedral, followed by the Acadiana premiere of Estonian composer, Arvo Part, through his masterwork, Fratres, transfixing in its beatific simplicity. The dulcet voices of the University of Louisiana Chamber chorus will perfect the sonic experience.… [Event Website]

Native American Display by the North Regional Library

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Monday, April 07, 2014 to Friday, May 02, 2014. [Event Website]

Bach Lunch

by: LCVC

Parc Sans Souci,201 East Vermilion St.,Parc Sans Souci,Lafayette,LA,70501

Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., Performance from noon-1 p.m.

Admission: Free performance; Lunch

There's no better way to welcome Spring than by enjoying a delicious lunch while listening to Lafayette's only free lunchtime concert series. 3/28 Cedric Watson Trio; 4/4 Lafayette Rhythm Devils; 4/11 T'Monde; 4/18 Bonsoir Catin; 4/25 Les Hay Babies. For a complete schedule of bands and restaurants visit www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org.… [Event Website]

New Iberia Azalea Trail

by: Acadiana365

Maint Street, New Iberia

Admission:

Delicate azaleas bloom early each spring flooding the landscape with a sea of red, pink, white, purple and salmon. Our easy self guided driving tour offers a glimpse of all the beautiful flowers along the trail from the miniature varieties to the massive. All day at various locations. Main Street, New Iberia, 337-365-1540, Iberiatravel.com, Facebook.com/VisitIberia… [Event Website]

IPL Annual Bookmark Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Library Branches

Admission:

The Iberia Parish Library, the Friends of the Library, Sir Speedy and The Daily Iberian are sponsoring the 16th Annual Bookmark Contest for children to celebrate the 2014 Summer Reading Program. Children in preschool through the sixth grade may enter their best efforts. Judges will base their decisions on the following criteria: originality, design, and work that reflects the summer reading theme of "Fizz, Boom - READ!" with a focus on all things science. First and second place winners will be reproduced … [Event Website]

Cite Des Arts Launches Indiegogo Campaign

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Wednesday, April 09, 2014 to Monday, May 12, 2014. [Event Website]

Rhythms on the River

by: LCVC

River Ranch Town Square,1100 Camellia Boulevard,Lafayette,LA,70508

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Rhythms on the River Join us in the town square of River Ranch every Thursday evening for free live music. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy! 4/3:Foret Tradition with GG Shin & TK Hutlin; 4/10: Louisiana Red; 4/17: Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band; 5/1: MoJeaux; 5/8: Jimmie Van Zant, 5/15: Chee Weez… [Event Website]

The Mercredi Show

by: LCVC

Pelican Park, Carencro,110 Softball Dr,Carencro,LA,70520

A free, outdoor concert series at Pelican Park, presented by the Parks & Recreation Commission and the City of Carencro. It's held during the spring and fall seasons. Our spring season lineup is official and Ray Boudreaux kicks it off April 2! Plus, there's a very special show scheduled April 23. Pelican Park in Carencro is the place to be on Wednesdays this spring: April 2 - Ray Boudreaux; April 9 - Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys; April 16 - Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings; April 23 - Dominiqu… [Event Website]

Downtown Alive! Battle of the Bands

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Friday, February 21, 2014 to Thursday, May 22, 2014. [Event Website]

More Than Tin: A Visual History of the University Art Museum

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

April of 2014 will mark ten years that the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum has been providing exceptional exhibits in its state of the art building designed by the New Orleans firm of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. The University Art Museum is one of the most unique and grand exhibit spaces in the Gulf South region. In honor of the buildings ten year anniversary, the exhibit More Than Tin will be presented from January 25 to May 24, 2014. From its humble origins in the 1950s at Brown Ayers Hal… [Event Website]

Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market

by: LCVC

Horse Farm,2913 Johnston St.,Lafayette,LA,70503

8 a.m.-noon

The Market at The Horse Farm serves as the premier venue for seasonal, farm-based products, and artisanal creations, offered by local producers, artists and vendors in a celebratory atmosphere of community, enrichment and entrepreneurism, created through the mutual support of its members and patrons.… [Event Website]

Dutch Oven Gathering

by: LCVC

Palmetto Island State Park,

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Admission: $2 per person to enter t

Join the Latanier Cookers for a complimentary main meal tasting with Dutch Oven sides and desserts. Come by a visit with the cookers to find out how it's done. Gathering begins at 9am and pots are on the table at noon. Donations welcome. [Event Website]

Kaplan Farmers' Market

by: LCVC

Turnley Park,

8am-noon

Admission: Free

Open air market with local produce and baked goods. [Event Website]

Food Tasting Tour

by: LCVC

Cajun Food Tours,

10am and 2:30pm

Admission: $49/ person includes all

Hop aboard our cozy bus for a delicious taste of Acadiana. Your knowledgeable guide brings our culture to life while you visit 6 of the area's best eateries to sample local favorites. Yum! [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 411 S Richard St, Delcambre,

Thurs-Fri, 6 p.m.-midnight; Sat, 8 a.m.-midnight; Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: No

The Delcambre Shrimp Festival honors the shrimping industry with events including a shrimp cook-off, queens' pageants, fais-do-do's, carnival rides, food court and much more.

Cajun Jam Sessions

by: LCVC

Museum Cafe,

2-6pm

Admission: Free

Live Cajun jam session. [Event Website]

Touchet's Jam Session

by: LCVC

Touchet's Bar,

2pm-until

Admission: Free

Enjoy live Cajun music and dancing. [Event Website]

Friday, Apr 25, 2014

Downtown Alive!

by: LCVC

Parc International, Downtown Lafayette

5:30 p.m., music performance 6-8:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Kate Durio, Director of Marketing and Events stated, "We worked extra hard this season to thank our loyal fans with an exciting Downtown Alive! series. From The Marshall Tucker Band, who helped to establish the Southern Rock genre in the 1970's, to putting together a never-before pairing of the 18-piece UL Big Band with stellar vocalist, Johanna Divine; DTA! this spring stays strong all season with quality entertainers and a guaranteed good time every Friday. 2014 Spring Lineup: 4/4 : The Marshall Tucker … [Event Website]

Music & Market: Lil Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers

by: Acadiana 365

South City Park, 1524 S. Market St, Opelousas

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission:

Music & Market: Lil Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers Music & Market gets underway on Friday, April 25, 2014 with the music of Lil Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers. Because the April 25th date marks the arrival of Cycle Zydeco riders in Opelousas, the free outdoor concert will be held at South City Park (1524 South Market St) which also serves as the rest stop for Cycle Zydeco participants. When it comes to Zydeco, both nature and nurture influence Lil Nathans enormous talent as a musician and entertainer. He is the son of Nathan Williams Sr., leade… [Event Website]

Festival - Youth Showcase

by: Jordan Crossing, LLC

Frankie's Bar and Grill

5:00pm

Admission: $7.00

Festival - Youth Showcase April 25th - Friday Night Local Youth Rocker Night - The Other LA, The New Form, Vanessa Ave, Foxfire, Enderson, Sinless City, Array, Psithurism, Alexa & DJ3 and others to be announced [Event Website]

Los Texmaniacs, The Revelers

by: Acadiana 365

Artmosphere, 902 Johnston St.

9:00pm

Admission:

Los Texmaniacs, The Revelers Founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, two of the groups unquestionably at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance, have joined together on their newest project which combines Cajun, Country, Blues and Zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music straight from southwest Louisiana that's sure to get you moving. As individuals, they are each in high demand having performed and recorded with Natalie Merchant, Linda Ronstadt, Preston Frank, Walter Mouton, Mamadou Diabat… [Event Website]

Boom Boom Burlesque

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

10:00pm

Admission: $15

Boom Boom Burlesque Lafayette's premiere burlesque troupe, Boom! Boom! Burlesque, brings you their next thrilling installment, "Only in Your Dreams," to Cite' des Arts, just in time for Festival International! This spectacular presentation lures you into visions of the night as only Boom! Boom! can - with foxy, frightening and fanciful acts combined to excite and entice you, three nights in a row. Join us Festival weekend:Friday, April 25 at 10pm, Saturday, April 26 at 10pm and Sunday, April 27 at 7pm. Tickets are available… [Event Website]

CajunCodeFest 3.0

by: Center for Business & Information Technologies

UL Lafayette Research Park

Admission: Free

CajunCodeFest 3.0 CajunCodeFest is a 2.5 day health care coding competition open to all students and professionals in the areas of software development, health care or business strategy industries. Teams compete for cash prizes and may be able to take their idea to the next level!… [Event Website]

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia

by: Cal Editor

Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St.

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia Biophilia will create a space that evokes memory through sensory experience, and bring to the surface childhood ideals. By interacting in the space, the viewer or performer will reflect on complex ideals that are associated with adulthood and reconnect with the basic wants and needs he or she had as a child. Through this experience the viewer will realize that those necessities have in fact not changed, and are still attainable. … [Event Website]

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design The Art of Seating, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville and the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation, presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in viewthe chair as art. Each of the approximately 40 chairs in the exhibition was chosen for their beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political and cultural infl… [Event Website]

George Rodrigue: Memorial Retrospective

by: LCVC

1434 S. College Rd,Lafayette,LA,70503

George Rodrigue: Memorial Retrospective The Lafayette Rodrigue studio will re-open today with a survey of George Rodrigue's work curated by the artist's family and New Orleans Museum of Art Director Emeritus E. John Bullard. The world-renowned painter, known for his Blue Dog series and his depictions of Cajun people and landscapes, died in December after a long battle with cancer. Now, his family will share a retrospective of his work with the public, as they say Rodrigue would have wanted. The exhibit will be up through the month of … [Event Website]

Richard Landry: 1970s New York City Downtown Artists

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

Richard Landry:  1970s New York City Downtown Artists Known primarily as a musician, Richard Dickie Landry (born in Cecilia, LA, 1938) has played a large range of music including classical, jazz, rhythm and blues, zydeco, reggae, punk and avant-garde. He has performed with Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Talking Heads, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Clifton Chenier and Lafayette based Lil Band OGold. Landry has also collaborated on other projects with Lawrence Weiner, Paul Simon, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Wilson, Trisha Brown, Keith Sonn… [Event Website]
Other Events

IPL St. Peter Movie Afternoon

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish St. Peter Library, 1111 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia

2:00pm

Admission: Free

Join us at the St. Peter Library on April 25 at 2:00 PM for our monthly afternoon movie. Come watch this classic tale and enjoy some light refreshments. Registration is required. Visit us online at www.iberialibrary.org and click on the SignUp link to register or give us a call at any branch of the Iberia Parish Library. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and your Iberia Parish Library.… [Event Website]

Hot 8 Brass band w/ Radio Radio

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St.

9:00pm

[Event Website]

Fun Friday

by: Acadiana 365

Delta Grand Theatre, 120 S. Market St., Opelousas

9:00am-4:00pm

Admission: $40

Fun Friday will be held April 25, 2014 from 9am to 4pm. It will include a magic show by Rob Rue, pizza for lunch, theatre games and improv. Spaces are limited. The registration deadline is Monday, April 21 @ 4pm. Please fill out the registration form below and submit back to this email.… [Event Website]

Michael Juan Nunez and The American Electric w/ Special Guests

by: Acadiana 365

Antlers Downtown, 555 Jefferson St.

9:00pm

[Event Website]

Courtney Blaire

by: Acadiana 365

Dewey's, 2901 Bonin Road, Youngsville

9:00pm

04/25/2014 - Ribbon Cutting: South Louisiana Bank

by: Chamber of Commerce
Ribbon Cutting: South Louisiana Bank [Event Website]

30th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

St. John Francis Regis Church grounds,370 Main Street,Arnaudville,LA,

Fri. 5 p.m.-Midnight; Sat. 11 a.m.-Midnight; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Festival features award winning bands along with carnival rides. Etouffee includes seafood, meats, vegetables and wild game featured in Mayor's cookoff. [Event Website]

Teen Advisory Board

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

11:00 AM

Saturday, March 29 11:00 am– 12:30 pmFriday, April 25 11:00 am– 12:30 pmThese teens have a voice in the planning of programs, bookselections and other resources at the South Regional Library.Registration begins Monday, March 3. [Event Website]

Get Your Game On: Teens

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

2:00 PM

Show how you can brawl with the best in a Super Smash Bros. Brawltournament or Just Dance! Registration begins Monday, March 3. [Event Website]

The Magic of Rob Rue

by: Acadiana 365

Delta Grand Theatre, 120 S. Market St., Opelousas

10:00am

Admission: $10, $7

The Magic of Rob Rue Get ready to be amazed by Rob Rue. Friday, April 25, Rob will knock your socks off with reality-defying illusions, great magic and hilarious comedy at his Magic show. And then on Saturday, April 26, Rob will captivate you with an amazing show that will have you howling with laughter at his Comedy Hypnotist show. A great Easter gift for children and grandchildren. Give a gift that they will remember and make great memories with them! Tickets are on sale now, however, if you purchase a ticket to both sho… [Event Website]

Parc Jam with Terrance Morgan

by: Acadiana 365

Parc de Lafayette, Downtown Lafayette

5:00pm-11:00pm

Admission: Free

A unique blend of local talent, celebrating 10 years, The Parc Jam was originated in the year 2004 and was founded by Terrance Morgan with the collaboration of A Melting Pot Jazz Band. In the year to follow, with the collaboration of local musicians, DJ's and dancers, The Parc Jam has grown to what it is today, an all ages, free community event featuring funk and jazz bands, DJ's playing funk, disco, house and classic hip hop music with dancers doing a variety of different dance styles. The Parc Jam is h… [Event Website]

Night of Magic with Barry Primo

by: Acadiana 365

Acadia Parish Arts & Culture Center, 530 Mill St., Crowley

5:30pm-7:30pm

Admission: $50

Night of Magic with Barry Primo The Acadia Players Magical Membership Fundraiser will be April 25th with a social 5:30-6:30 then magic from 6:30-7:30, adult beverages and appetizers will be served. All of this will be taking place with tours and future plans revealed at the Acadia Parish Center for Arts & Culture. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at the Crowley Flower Shop and online at www.theacadiaplayers.com.… [Event Website]

Bach Lunch featuring Les Hay Babies (New Brunswick)

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited

1:00 PM

Friday, April 25, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. [Event Website]

SugarFest Jr. & High School Rodeo

by: Acadiana365

Sugarena@Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia

8:00am-6:00pm

Admission: Free

High school rodeo, prizes, concessions. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539, Sugarena.com, Facebook.com/pages/SugArena [Event Website]

Acadia Players present ''Love, Sex & the IRS''

by: Acadiana 365

Acadia Parish Arts & Culture Center, 530 Mill St., Crowley

7:00pm

Admission: $10, $5

Love, Sex & the I.R.S. will be held at the Center on W. Mill St. April 10, 11, 12, 23, 24 & 26 @ 7 p.m. April 13 & 27 @ 2 p.m. Just in time for tax season! Note mild adult humor, not appropriate for children under 13 years old. Adults $10/Students w/ID $5, tickets available at the Crowley Flower Shop, the door prior to performances and at www.theacadiaplayers.com… [Event Website]

''In Our Veins''

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

''In Our Veins'' The solo exhibition will feature paintings from my In Our Veins series on display at the Academie's Gallery on 200 Polk St. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through the end of April. The premise of "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life. Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other an… [Event Website]

''Personal, Provocative, and Political: Magical Realism and the Art of Amy Guidry'

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

The solo exhibition will feature paintings from my In Our Veins series on display at the Academie's Gallery on 200 Polk St. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through the end of April. The premise of "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life. Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other an… [Event Website]

Warehouse Clearance Sale

by: UL Press

Edith Garland Dupre Library (front exterior)

8:30am

We're clearing our warehouse! The UL Press will be holding a tent sale this Friday, April 9, at two different locations. We'll get started at 8:30 am in front of Dupre Library on the UL Lafayette campus (400 St. Mary Blvd.). At noon, we'll pack up and head to the corner of Johnston St. and University Ave. (in front of the J. Arthur Roy house). We'll be out there until 5 pm. Save up to 90% off select titles! We'll also be offering steep discounts on overstock or damaged books--and we might even have … [Event Website]

Korean War POW Discussion

by: Michael S. Martin

Jefferson Caffery Reading Room, 3rd floor of Edith Garland Dupre Library, 400 E. St. Mary St., Lafayette, LA, 70504

3:30pm

Admission: free

Dr. Judith Gentry, retired professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will give a presentation on her recently-published book, "I Cannot Forget: Imprisoned in Korea, Accused at Home." The book is based on the experiences of Johnny Moore. Moore was an eighteen-year-old private first class in the Korean War when he was captured by Chinese infantry. Released days after his twenty-first birthday, Moore cooperated with U. S. military intelligence regarding his captivity. Two years l… [Event Website]

Water Music

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. John's Cathedral

7:30am

Admission: $35

Baroque masterpieces will gloriously resound in St. John's Cathedral, followed by the Acadiana premiere of Estonian composer, Arvo Part, through his masterwork, Fratres, transfixing in its beatific simplicity. The dulcet voices of the University of Louisiana Chamber chorus will perfect the sonic experience.… [Event Website]

Native American Display by the North Regional Library

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Monday, April 07, 2014 to Friday, May 02, 2014. [Event Website]

Bach Lunch

by: LCVC

Parc Sans Souci,201 East Vermilion St.,Parc Sans Souci,Lafayette,LA,70501

Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., Performance from noon-1 p.m.

Admission: Free performance; Lunch

There's no better way to welcome Spring than by enjoying a delicious lunch while listening to Lafayette's only free lunchtime concert series. 3/28 Cedric Watson Trio; 4/4 Lafayette Rhythm Devils; 4/11 T'Monde; 4/18 Bonsoir Catin; 4/25 Les Hay Babies. For a complete schedule of bands and restaurants visit www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org.… [Event Website]

New Iberia Azalea Trail

by: Acadiana365

Maint Street, New Iberia

Admission:

Delicate azaleas bloom early each spring flooding the landscape with a sea of red, pink, white, purple and salmon. Our easy self guided driving tour offers a glimpse of all the beautiful flowers along the trail from the miniature varieties to the massive. All day at various locations. Main Street, New Iberia, 337-365-1540, Iberiatravel.com, Facebook.com/VisitIberia… [Event Website]

IPL Annual Bookmark Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Library Branches

Admission:

The Iberia Parish Library, the Friends of the Library, Sir Speedy and The Daily Iberian are sponsoring the 16th Annual Bookmark Contest for children to celebrate the 2014 Summer Reading Program. Children in preschool through the sixth grade may enter their best efforts. Judges will base their decisions on the following criteria: originality, design, and work that reflects the summer reading theme of "Fizz, Boom - READ!" with a focus on all things science. First and second place winners will be reproduced … [Event Website]

Cite Des Arts Launches Indiegogo Campaign

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Wednesday, April 09, 2014 to Monday, May 12, 2014. [Event Website]

Rhythms on the River

by: LCVC

River Ranch Town Square,1100 Camellia Boulevard,Lafayette,LA,70508

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Rhythms on the River Join us in the town square of River Ranch every Thursday evening for free live music. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy! 4/3:Foret Tradition with GG Shin & TK Hutlin; 4/10: Louisiana Red; 4/17: Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band; 5/1: MoJeaux; 5/8: Jimmie Van Zant, 5/15: Chee Weez… [Event Website]

The Mercredi Show

by: LCVC

Pelican Park, Carencro,110 Softball Dr,Carencro,LA,70520

A free, outdoor concert series at Pelican Park, presented by the Parks & Recreation Commission and the City of Carencro. It's held during the spring and fall seasons. Our spring season lineup is official and Ray Boudreaux kicks it off April 2! Plus, there's a very special show scheduled April 23. Pelican Park in Carencro is the place to be on Wednesdays this spring: April 2 - Ray Boudreaux; April 9 - Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys; April 16 - Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings; April 23 - Dominiqu… [Event Website]

Downtown Alive! Battle of the Bands

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Friday, February 21, 2014 to Thursday, May 22, 2014. [Event Website]

More Than Tin: A Visual History of the University Art Museum

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

April of 2014 will mark ten years that the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum has been providing exceptional exhibits in its state of the art building designed by the New Orleans firm of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. The University Art Museum is one of the most unique and grand exhibit spaces in the Gulf South region. In honor of the buildings ten year anniversary, the exhibit More Than Tin will be presented from January 25 to May 24, 2014. From its humble origins in the 1950s at Brown Ayers Hal… [Event Website]

Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market

by: LCVC

Horse Farm,2913 Johnston St.,Lafayette,LA,70503

8 a.m.-noon

The Market at The Horse Farm serves as the premier venue for seasonal, farm-based products, and artisanal creations, offered by local producers, artists and vendors in a celebratory atmosphere of community, enrichment and entrepreneurism, created through the mutual support of its members and patrons.… [Event Website]

Dutch Oven Gathering

by: LCVC

Palmetto Island State Park,

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Admission: $2 per person to enter t

Join the Latanier Cookers for a complimentary main meal tasting with Dutch Oven sides and desserts. Come by a visit with the cookers to find out how it's done. Gathering begins at 9am and pots are on the table at noon. Donations welcome. [Event Website]

Kaplan Farmers' Market

by: LCVC

Turnley Park,

8am-noon

Admission: Free

Open air market with local produce and baked goods. [Event Website]

Food Tasting Tour

by: LCVC

Cajun Food Tours,

10am and 2:30pm

Admission: $49/ person includes all

Hop aboard our cozy bus for a delicious taste of Acadiana. Your knowledgeable guide brings our culture to life while you visit 6 of the area's best eateries to sample local favorites. Yum! [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 411 S Richard St, Delcambre,

Thurs-Fri, 6 p.m.-midnight; Sat, 8 a.m.-midnight; Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: No

The Delcambre Shrimp Festival honors the shrimping industry with events including a shrimp cook-off, queens' pageants, fais-do-do's, carnival rides, food court and much more.

Cajun Jam Sessions

by: LCVC

Museum Cafe,

2-6pm

Admission: Free

Live Cajun jam session. [Event Website]

Touchet's Jam Session

by: LCVC

Touchet's Bar,

2pm-until

Admission: Free

Enjoy live Cajun music and dancing. [Event Website]

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014

Boom Boom Burlesque

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

7:00pm

Admission: $15

Boom Boom Burlesque Lafayette's premiere burlesque troupe, Boom! Boom! Burlesque, brings you their next thrilling installment, "Only in Your Dreams," to Cite' des Arts, just in time for Festival International! This spectacular presentation lures you into visions of the night as only Boom! Boom! can - with foxy, frightening and fanciful acts combined to excite and entice you, three nights in a row. Join us Festival weekend:Friday, April 25 at 10pm, Saturday, April 26 at 10pm and Sunday, April 27 at 7pm. Tickets are available… [Event Website]

Bonsoir Catin, The Pine Leaf Boys

by: Acadiana 365

Artmosphere, 902 Johnston St.

9:00pm

Admission:

Bonsoir Catin, The Pine Leaf Boys Louisiana'a finest, four-time Grammy-Nominated Pine Leaf Boys have made a name for presenting their own inimitable brand of Cajun music with youthful exuberance. Hailing from the southwest Louisiana, the Pine Leaf Boys, known for their wild shows and thoughtful arrangements, have breathed new life into Cajun music, reviving ancient songs and bringing them to the bandstand. Being described as, "... the link that connects the young and the old generations," and, "the best new, energetic, and fun Cajun band in a … [Event Website]

Comdey Hypnotist Rob Rue

by: Acadiana 365

Delta Grand Theatre, 120 S. Market St., Opelousas

7:00pm

Admission: $10, $7

Comdey Hypnotist Rob Rue Get ready to be amazed by Rob Rue. Friday, April 25, Rob will knock your socks off with reality-defying illusions, great magic and hilarious comedy at his Magic show. And then on Saturday, April 26, Rob will captivate you with an amazing show that will have you howling with laughter at his Comedy Hypnotist show. A great Easter gift for children and grandchildren. Give a gift that they will remember and make great memories with them! Tickets are on sale now, however, if you purchase a ticket to both… [Event Website]

Sweet Ghosts

by: Acadiana 365

Sidebar, 1043 Johnston St.

9:00pm

Admission:

Sweet Ghosts Sweet Ghosts is a new Americana / Folk band from Tucson, AZ, lead by songwriter Ryan Alfred and singer Katherine Byrnes. Both are seasoned musicians in their own right (Ryan plays bass with Calexico, and Katherine sang harmonies on Amos Lee's Mission Bell tour), and the music they make together is both familiar and an evocative new approach to a well-loved genre.… [Event Website]

Lafayette Poetry Community Invades Festival International

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Science Museum, 433 Jefferson St.

1:30pm

Admission: $10

Lafayette Poetry Community Invades Festival International THE LAFAYETTE POETRY COMMUNITY INVADES FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL Saturday, April 26, 2014 Doors Open 1:30p.m. show starts @ 2:00p.m. @ The Lafayette Science Museum 433 Jefferson Street, Downtown Lafayette Featuring 2-Time National Poetry Slam Champion The Amazingly Gifted Lexus Verses & Flow National Spoken Word Poet Sha' Condria "ICON" Sibley (Also Featuring the 2014 Lafayette National Poetry Slam Team) Tickets for this amazing international event is only $10.00 each can be purchased here: https://www.payp… [Event Website]

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia

by: Cal Editor

Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St.

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia Biophilia will create a space that evokes memory through sensory experience, and bring to the surface childhood ideals. By interacting in the space, the viewer or performer will reflect on complex ideals that are associated with adulthood and reconnect with the basic wants and needs he or she had as a child. Through this experience the viewer will realize that those necessities have in fact not changed, and are still attainable. … [Event Website]

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design The Art of Seating, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville and the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation, presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in viewthe chair as art. Each of the approximately 40 chairs in the exhibition was chosen for their beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political and cultural infl… [Event Website]

George Rodrigue: Memorial Retrospective

by: LCVC

1434 S. College Rd,Lafayette,LA,70503

George Rodrigue: Memorial Retrospective The Lafayette Rodrigue studio will re-open today with a survey of George Rodrigue's work curated by the artist's family and New Orleans Museum of Art Director Emeritus E. John Bullard. The world-renowned painter, known for his Blue Dog series and his depictions of Cajun people and landscapes, died in December after a long battle with cancer. Now, his family will share a retrospective of his work with the public, as they say Rodrigue would have wanted. The exhibit will be up through the month of … [Event Website]

Richard Landry: 1970s New York City Downtown Artists

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

Richard Landry:  1970s New York City Downtown Artists Known primarily as a musician, Richard Dickie Landry (born in Cecilia, LA, 1938) has played a large range of music including classical, jazz, rhythm and blues, zydeco, reggae, punk and avant-garde. He has performed with Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Talking Heads, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Clifton Chenier and Lafayette based Lil Band OGold. Landry has also collaborated on other projects with Lawrence Weiner, Paul Simon, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Wilson, Trisha Brown, Keith Sonn… [Event Website]
Other Events

La Recolte Band, Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boys

by: Acadiana 365

Burke-Hawthorne Theatre, Herbrand Avenue, UL Campus

10:00pm

La Recolte Band, Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boys [Event Website]

Spring Brunch Series with Rex Moroux & Dave Trainer

by: Acadiana 365

Saint Street Inn, 407 Brook Ave.

12:00pm-2:00pm

Admission: Free

The Saint Street Inn is welcoming spring with open arms during its Spring Brunch Series. [Event Website]

Spring Brunch Series with Rex Moroux & Dave Trainer

by: Acadiana 365

Saint Street Inn, 407 Brook Ave.

12:00pm-2:00pm

Admission: Free

The Saint Street Inn is welcoming spring with open arms during its Spring Brunch Series. [Event Website]

Feufollet

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St.

9:00pm

[Event Website]

Feufollet

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St.

9:00pm

[Event Website]

Michael Juan Nunez and The American Electric w/ Special Guests

by: Acadiana 365

Antlers Downtown, 555 Jefferson St.

9:00pm

Admission: Free

[Event Website]

Chris Kent

by: Acadiana 365

Dewey's, 2901 Bonin Road, Youngsville

9:00pm

Teche Area Farmers Market

by: Acadiana365

Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia

7:00am-11:00am

Admission: Free

Experience our harvest of delicious, locally grown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handcrafted cypress yard objects, bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Tues. 2:30 - 6 p.m., Sat. 7 - 11 a.m., 337-369-2330, Facebook.com/TecheFarmersMarket… [Event Website]

Grilling in the Park

by: Acadiana365

New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia

10:00am-3:00pm

Admission:

Barbecue cookoff for kids and adults with kids 7-11 and 11-16 participating in 'Chicken Little Cookoff' where chicken thighs rule and adults competing in divisions with brisket, chicken, ribs and road kill. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies awarded in each category and special Master Chef trophy awarded along with gift package. There will be fun jumps, games and prizes, petting zoo and pony rides. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 337-367-8464.… [Event Website]

Courir du Festival 5k Race

by: Acadiana 365

Scne Chevron Hritage on Jefferson Street, Downtown Lafayette

8:00am

Admission: $25

Chevron and Festival International de Louisiane would like to invite you to run, walk or stroll to the finish line at the annual Courir du Festival 5K Run! Bring your kids, loved ones, co-workers and friends of all ages to downtown Lafayette on Festival Saturday. Meet us at Scne Chevron Hritage on Jefferson Street, across from Chase Towers on Saturday, April 26th at 8am for the annual Festival 5K Run. As part of the largest Francophone festival in North America, the race features music from international Fest… [Event Website]

Showtunes Sing-Along

by: Acadiana365

Des Amis Dining and Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia

7:00pm-11:00pm

Admission: Free

Envision daBerry invites everyone to participate in belting their favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style setting. Free admission. Des Amis Dining and Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 11 p.m., Daberry.org, Facebook.com/pages/Envision-da-Berry [Event Website]

New Iberia Creole Market

by: Acadiana365

West End Park, 1200 Field St., New Iberia

8:00am-12:00pm

Admission: Free

Shop for seasonal, locally grown produce and fruits, fresh Louisiana seafood, homemade jams, jellies and other preserves, as well as fresh baked items, home-cooked dishes, hand made crafts and more. Enjoy fun and educational activities that promote healthier eating and lifestyle choices. 8 a.m. - noon, West End Park, 1200 Field St., New Iberia, 337-367-0834, Facebook.com/CreoleMarket… [Event Website]

SugarFest Jr. & High School Rodeo

by: Acadiana365

Sugarena@Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia

8:00am-6:00pm

Admission: Free

High school rodeo, prizes, concessions. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539, Sugarena.com, Facebook.com/pages/SugArena [Event Website]

Acadia Players present ''Love, Sex & the IRS''

by: Acadiana 365

Acadia Parish Arts & Culture Center, 530 Mill St., Crowley

7:00pm

Admission: $10, $5

Love, Sex & the I.R.S. will be held at the Center on W. Mill St. April 10, 11, 12, 23, 24 & 26 @ 7 p.m. April 13 & 27 @ 2 p.m. Just in time for tax season! Note mild adult humor, not appropriate for children under 13 years old. Adults $10/Students w/ID $5, tickets available at the Crowley Flower Shop, the door prior to performances and at www.theacadiaplayers.com… [Event Website]

Louisiana State Beauticians & Barbers, Inc., 67th Convention

by: Dr. Theresa A. Bowman

Hotel Acadiana 1801 W. Pinhook St. Lafayette LA. 70508

Admission: Professional $40.00 and

Continued Education for anyone in the hair industry barbering, nails, etc. In addition to good food, fun, fellowshipping and networking. Classes are included in the fees. The following classes: Razor cutting, Hair cutting, Skin & Nail care, and Business. All students and professional much provide proof of eligibility before entering classrooms. Thanks, we are looking forward to meeting each and everyone of you.… [Event Website]

''In Our Veins''

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

''In Our Veins'' The solo exhibition will feature paintings from my In Our Veins series on display at the Academie's Gallery on 200 Polk St. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through the end of April. The premise of "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life. Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other an… [Event Website]

''Personal, Provocative, and Political: Magical Realism and the Art of Amy Guidry'

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

The solo exhibition will feature paintings from my In Our Veins series on display at the Academie's Gallery on 200 Polk St. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through the end of April. The premise of "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life. Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other an… [Event Website]

Warehouse Clearance Sale

by: UL Press

Edith Garland Dupre Library (front exterior)

8:30am

We're clearing our warehouse! The UL Press will be holding a tent sale this Friday, April 9, at two different locations. We'll get started at 8:30 am in front of Dupre Library on the UL Lafayette campus (400 St. Mary Blvd.). At noon, we'll pack up and head to the corner of Johnston St. and University Ave. (in front of the J. Arthur Roy house). We'll be out there until 5 pm. Save up to 90% off select titles! We'll also be offering steep discounts on overstock or damaged books--and we might even have … [Event Website]

Korean War POW Discussion

by: Michael S. Martin

Jefferson Caffery Reading Room, 3rd floor of Edith Garland Dupre Library, 400 E. St. Mary St., Lafayette, LA, 70504

3:30pm

Admission: free

Dr. Judith Gentry, retired professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will give a presentation on her recently-published book, "I Cannot Forget: Imprisoned in Korea, Accused at Home." The book is based on the experiences of Johnny Moore. Moore was an eighteen-year-old private first class in the Korean War when he was captured by Chinese infantry. Released days after his twenty-first birthday, Moore cooperated with U. S. military intelligence regarding his captivity. Two years l… [Event Website]

Water Music

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. John's Cathedral

7:30am

Admission: $35

Baroque masterpieces will gloriously resound in St. John's Cathedral, followed by the Acadiana premiere of Estonian composer, Arvo Part, through his masterwork, Fratres, transfixing in its beatific simplicity. The dulcet voices of the University of Louisiana Chamber chorus will perfect the sonic experience.… [Event Website]

Native American Display by the North Regional Library

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Monday, April 07, 2014 to Friday, May 02, 2014. [Event Website]

New Iberia Azalea Trail

by: Acadiana365

Maint Street, New Iberia

Admission:

Delicate azaleas bloom early each spring flooding the landscape with a sea of red, pink, white, purple and salmon. Our easy self guided driving tour offers a glimpse of all the beautiful flowers along the trail from the miniature varieties to the massive. All day at various locations. Main Street, New Iberia, 337-365-1540, Iberiatravel.com, Facebook.com/VisitIberia… [Event Website]

IPL Annual Bookmark Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Library Branches

Admission:

The Iberia Parish Library, the Friends of the Library, Sir Speedy and The Daily Iberian are sponsoring the 16th Annual Bookmark Contest for children to celebrate the 2014 Summer Reading Program. Children in preschool through the sixth grade may enter their best efforts. Judges will base their decisions on the following criteria: originality, design, and work that reflects the summer reading theme of "Fizz, Boom - READ!" with a focus on all things science. First and second place winners will be reproduced … [Event Website]

Cite Des Arts Launches Indiegogo Campaign

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Wednesday, April 09, 2014 to Monday, May 12, 2014. [Event Website]

Rhythms on the River

by: LCVC

River Ranch Town Square,1100 Camellia Boulevard,Lafayette,LA,70508

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Rhythms on the River Join us in the town square of River Ranch every Thursday evening for free live music. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy! 4/3:Foret Tradition with GG Shin & TK Hutlin; 4/10: Louisiana Red; 4/17: Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band; 5/1: MoJeaux; 5/8: Jimmie Van Zant, 5/15: Chee Weez… [Event Website]

The Mercredi Show

by: LCVC

Pelican Park, Carencro,110 Softball Dr,Carencro,LA,70520

A free, outdoor concert series at Pelican Park, presented by the Parks & Recreation Commission and the City of Carencro. It's held during the spring and fall seasons. Our spring season lineup is official and Ray Boudreaux kicks it off April 2! Plus, there's a very special show scheduled April 23. Pelican Park in Carencro is the place to be on Wednesdays this spring: April 2 - Ray Boudreaux; April 9 - Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys; April 16 - Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings; April 23 - Dominiqu… [Event Website]

Downtown Alive! Battle of the Bands

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Friday, February 21, 2014 to Thursday, May 22, 2014. [Event Website]

More Than Tin: A Visual History of the University Art Museum

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

April of 2014 will mark ten years that the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum has been providing exceptional exhibits in its state of the art building designed by the New Orleans firm of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. The University Art Museum is one of the most unique and grand exhibit spaces in the Gulf South region. In honor of the buildings ten year anniversary, the exhibit More Than Tin will be presented from January 25 to May 24, 2014. From its humble origins in the 1950s at Brown Ayers Hal… [Event Website]

Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market

by: LCVC

Horse Farm,2913 Johnston St.,Lafayette,LA,70503

8 a.m.-noon

The Market at The Horse Farm serves as the premier venue for seasonal, farm-based products, and artisanal creations, offered by local producers, artists and vendors in a celebratory atmosphere of community, enrichment and entrepreneurism, created through the mutual support of its members and patrons.… [Event Website]

Dutch Oven Gathering

by: LCVC

Palmetto Island State Park,

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Admission: $2 per person to enter t

Join the Latanier Cookers for a complimentary main meal tasting with Dutch Oven sides and desserts. Come by a visit with the cookers to find out how it's done. Gathering begins at 9am and pots are on the table at noon. Donations welcome. [Event Website]

Kaplan Farmers' Market

by: LCVC

Turnley Park,

8am-noon

Admission: Free

Open air market with local produce and baked goods. [Event Website]

Food Tasting Tour

by: LCVC

Cajun Food Tours,

10am and 2:30pm

Admission: $49/ person includes all

Hop aboard our cozy bus for a delicious taste of Acadiana. Your knowledgeable guide brings our culture to life while you visit 6 of the area's best eateries to sample local favorites. Yum! [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 411 S Richard St, Delcambre,

Thurs-Fri, 6 p.m.-midnight; Sat, 8 a.m.-midnight; Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: No

The Delcambre Shrimp Festival honors the shrimping industry with events including a shrimp cook-off, queens' pageants, fais-do-do's, carnival rides, food court and much more.

Cajun Jam Sessions

by: LCVC

Museum Cafe,

2-6pm

Admission: Free

Live Cajun jam session. [Event Website]

Touchet's Jam Session

by: LCVC

Touchet's Bar,

2pm-until

Admission: Free

Enjoy live Cajun music and dancing. [Event Website]

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia

by: Cal Editor

Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St.

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia Biophilia will create a space that evokes memory through sensory experience, and bring to the surface childhood ideals. By interacting in the space, the viewer or performer will reflect on complex ideals that are associated with adulthood and reconnect with the basic wants and needs he or she had as a child. Through this experience the viewer will realize that those necessities have in fact not changed, and are still attainable. … [Event Website]

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design The Art of Seating, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville and the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation, presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in viewthe chair as art. Each of the approximately 40 chairs in the exhibition was chosen for their beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political and cultural infl… [Event Website]

George Rodrigue: Memorial Retrospective

by: LCVC

1434 S. College Rd,Lafayette,LA,70503

George Rodrigue: Memorial Retrospective The Lafayette Rodrigue studio will re-open today with a survey of George Rodrigue's work curated by the artist's family and New Orleans Museum of Art Director Emeritus E. John Bullard. The world-renowned painter, known for his Blue Dog series and his depictions of Cajun people and landscapes, died in December after a long battle with cancer. Now, his family will share a retrospective of his work with the public, as they say Rodrigue would have wanted. The exhibit will be up through the month of … [Event Website]

Richard Landry: 1970s New York City Downtown Artists

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

Richard Landry:  1970s New York City Downtown Artists Known primarily as a musician, Richard Dickie Landry (born in Cecilia, LA, 1938) has played a large range of music including classical, jazz, rhythm and blues, zydeco, reggae, punk and avant-garde. He has performed with Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Talking Heads, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Clifton Chenier and Lafayette based Lil Band OGold. Landry has also collaborated on other projects with Lawrence Weiner, Paul Simon, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Wilson, Trisha Brown, Keith Sonn… [Event Website]
Other Events

Spring Brunch Series with David Egan & Joe McMahan

by: Acadiana 365

Saint Street Inn, 407 Brook Ave.

12:00pm-2:00pm

Admission: Free

The Saint Street Inn is welcoming spring with open arms during its Spring Brunch Series. [Event Website]

Sunny Duval; Bluemoon all stars & surprise International guest

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St.

9:00pm

[Event Website]

Voudou Lecture Scheduled for Festival Week

by: Acadiana 365

Cite des Arts, 109 Vine St.

1:30pm

Sallie Ann Glassman, New Orleans Vodou priestess, will give the annual George Rodrigue Lecture this month to coincide with Festival International. It will take place on Sunday, April 27th, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cit Des Arts. In her talk, "Marie Laveau, Vodou, and Me: Notes on Being An Anthropological Study," Manbo (Priestess) Glassman will discuss Vodou through the perspective of her own experience, as well as what it is like to be studied as a Vodou priestess by a curious public. She will explore how Vo… [Event Website]

Primeaux Duo

by: Acadiana 365

Dewey's, 2901 Bonin Road, Youngsville

5:00pm

Sallie Glassman Voudou Lecture at Cite Des Arts

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1:30 PM to . [Event Website]

Preservation Jazz Brunch

by: Acadiana 365

Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia

11:00pm-2:00pm

Admission: $60

Shadows on the Teche is sponsoring the Preservation Jazz Brunch, featuring Chef Brian Blanchard and his staff at iMonelli have created a delicious menu and music by Bunk Johnson Brazz Band. Admission is $60 per person with tables of eight available. Tickets are all inclusive with food, beverages, music and silent auction. … [Event Website]

Zordico Stompers, Cedric Watson

by: Acadiana 365

Artmosphere, 902 Johnston St.

9:00pm

Admission:

[Event Website]

Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie

by: Acadiana 365

Whiskey River Landing, 1275 Henderson Levee, Henderson

4:00pm-8:00pm

Admission:

[Event Website]

Acadia Players present ''Love, Sex & the IRS''

by: Acadiana 365

Acadia Parish Arts & Culture Center, 530 Mill St., Crowley

2:00pm

Admission: $10, $5

Love, Sex & the I.R.S. will be held at the Center on W. Mill St. April 10, 11, 12, 23, 24 & 26 @ 7 p.m. April 13 & 27 @ 2 p.m. Just in time for tax season! Note mild adult humor, not appropriate for children under 13 years old. Adults $10/Students w/ID $5, tickets available at the Crowley Flower Shop, the door prior to performances and at www.theacadiaplayers.com… [Event Website]

Shadows Preservation Jazz Brunch

by: Acadiana365

Shadows on the Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia

11:00am-2:00pm

Admission: $60

Help raise funds to preserve this historic site by savoring a traditional Louisiana brunch, local music and silent auction. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased at the Shadows. Tables will be reserved for parties of eight. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-369-6446, Shadowsontheteche.org, Facebook.com/ShadowsontheTeche… [Event Website]

SugarFest Jr. & High School Rodeo

by: Acadiana365

Sugarena@Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia

8:00am-6:00pm

Admission: Free

High school rodeo, prizes, concessions. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539, Sugarena.com, Facebook.com/pages/SugArena [Event Website]

Louisiana State Beauticians & Barbers, Inc., 67th Convention

by: Dr. Theresa A. Bowman

Hotel Acadiana 1801 W. Pinhook St. Lafayette LA. 70508

Admission: Professional $40.00 and

Continued Education for anyone in the hair industry barbering, nails, etc. In addition to good food, fun, fellowshipping and networking. Classes are included in the fees. The following classes: Razor cutting, Hair cutting, Skin & Nail care, and Business. All students and professional much provide proof of eligibility before entering classrooms. Thanks, we are looking forward to meeting each and everyone of you.… [Event Website]

''In Our Veins''

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

''In Our Veins'' The solo exhibition will feature paintings from my In Our Veins series on display at the Academie's Gallery on 200 Polk St. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through the end of April. The premise of "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life. Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other an… [Event Website]

''Personal, Provocative, and Political: Magical Realism and the Art of Amy Guidry'

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

The solo exhibition will feature paintings from my In Our Veins series on display at the Academie's Gallery on 200 Polk St. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through the end of April. The premise of "In Our Veins" is to explore the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life. Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other an… [Event Website]

Warehouse Clearance Sale

by: UL Press

Edith Garland Dupre Library (front exterior)

8:30am

We're clearing our warehouse! The UL Press will be holding a tent sale this Friday, April 9, at two different locations. We'll get started at 8:30 am in front of Dupre Library on the UL Lafayette campus (400 St. Mary Blvd.). At noon, we'll pack up and head to the corner of Johnston St. and University Ave. (in front of the J. Arthur Roy house). We'll be out there until 5 pm. Save up to 90% off select titles! We'll also be offering steep discounts on overstock or damaged books--and we might even have … [Event Website]

Korean War POW Discussion

by: Michael S. Martin

Jefferson Caffery Reading Room, 3rd floor of Edith Garland Dupre Library, 400 E. St. Mary St., Lafayette, LA, 70504

3:30pm

Admission: free

Dr. Judith Gentry, retired professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will give a presentation on her recently-published book, "I Cannot Forget: Imprisoned in Korea, Accused at Home." The book is based on the experiences of Johnny Moore. Moore was an eighteen-year-old private first class in the Korean War when he was captured by Chinese infantry. Released days after his twenty-first birthday, Moore cooperated with U. S. military intelligence regarding his captivity. Two years l… [Event Website]

Water Music

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. John's Cathedral

7:30am

Admission: $35

Baroque masterpieces will gloriously resound in St. John's Cathedral, followed by the Acadiana premiere of Estonian composer, Arvo Part, through his masterwork, Fratres, transfixing in its beatific simplicity. The dulcet voices of the University of Louisiana Chamber chorus will perfect the sonic experience.… [Event Website]

Native American Display by the North Regional Library

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Monday, April 07, 2014 to Friday, May 02, 2014. [Event Website]

New Iberia Azalea Trail

by: Acadiana365

Maint Street, New Iberia

Admission:

Delicate azaleas bloom early each spring flooding the landscape with a sea of red, pink, white, purple and salmon. Our easy self guided driving tour offers a glimpse of all the beautiful flowers along the trail from the miniature varieties to the massive. All day at various locations. Main Street, New Iberia, 337-365-1540, Iberiatravel.com, Facebook.com/VisitIberia… [Event Website]

IPL Annual Bookmark Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Library Branches

Admission:

The Iberia Parish Library, the Friends of the Library, Sir Speedy and The Daily Iberian are sponsoring the 16th Annual Bookmark Contest for children to celebrate the 2014 Summer Reading Program. Children in preschool through the sixth grade may enter their best efforts. Judges will base their decisions on the following criteria: originality, design, and work that reflects the summer reading theme of "Fizz, Boom - READ!" with a focus on all things science. First and second place winners will be reproduced … [Event Website]

Cite Des Arts Launches Indiegogo Campaign

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Wednesday, April 09, 2014 to Monday, May 12, 2014. [Event Website]

Rhythms on the River

by: LCVC

River Ranch Town Square,1100 Camellia Boulevard,Lafayette,LA,70508

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Rhythms on the River Join us in the town square of River Ranch every Thursday evening for free live music. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy! 4/3:Foret Tradition with GG Shin & TK Hutlin; 4/10: Louisiana Red; 4/17: Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band; 5/1: MoJeaux; 5/8: Jimmie Van Zant, 5/15: Chee Weez… [Event Website]

The Mercredi Show

by: LCVC

Pelican Park, Carencro,110 Softball Dr,Carencro,LA,70520

A free, outdoor concert series at Pelican Park, presented by the Parks & Recreation Commission and the City of Carencro. It's held during the spring and fall seasons. Our spring season lineup is official and Ray Boudreaux kicks it off April 2! Plus, there's a very special show scheduled April 23. Pelican Park in Carencro is the place to be on Wednesdays this spring: April 2 - Ray Boudreaux; April 9 - Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys; April 16 - Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings; April 23 - Dominiqu… [Event Website]

Downtown Alive! Battle of the Bands

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Friday, February 21, 2014 to Thursday, May 22, 2014. [Event Website]

More Than Tin: A Visual History of the University Art Museum

by: Acadiana 365

Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

April of 2014 will mark ten years that the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum has been providing exceptional exhibits in its state of the art building designed by the New Orleans firm of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. The University Art Museum is one of the most unique and grand exhibit spaces in the Gulf South region. In honor of the buildings ten year anniversary, the exhibit More Than Tin will be presented from January 25 to May 24, 2014. From its humble origins in the 1950s at Brown Ayers Hal… [Event Website]

Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market

by: LCVC

Horse Farm,2913 Johnston St.,Lafayette,LA,70503

8 a.m.-noon

The Market at The Horse Farm serves as the premier venue for seasonal, farm-based products, and artisanal creations, offered by local producers, artists and vendors in a celebratory atmosphere of community, enrichment and entrepreneurism, created through the mutual support of its members and patrons.… [Event Website]

Dutch Oven Gathering

by: LCVC

Palmetto Island State Park,

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Admission: $2 per person to enter t

Join the Latanier Cookers for a complimentary main meal tasting with Dutch Oven sides and desserts. Come by a visit with the cookers to find out how it's done. Gathering begins at 9am and pots are on the table at noon. Donations welcome. [Event Website]

Kaplan Farmers' Market

by: LCVC

Turnley Park,

8am-noon

Admission: Free

Open air market with local produce and baked goods. [Event Website]

Food Tasting Tour

by: LCVC

Cajun Food Tours,

10am and 2:30pm

Admission: $49/ person includes all

Hop aboard our cozy bus for a delicious taste of Acadiana. Your knowledgeable guide brings our culture to life while you visit 6 of the area's best eateries to sample local favorites. Yum! [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 411 S Richard St, Delcambre,

Thurs-Fri, 6 p.m.-midnight; Sat, 8 a.m.-midnight; Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: No

The Delcambre Shrimp Festival honors the shrimping industry with events including a shrimp cook-off, queens' pageants, fais-do-do's, carnival rides, food court and much more.

Cajun Jam Sessions

by: LCVC

Museum Cafe,

2-6pm

Admission: Free

Live Cajun jam session. [Event Website]

Touchet's Jam Session

by: LCVC

Touchet's Bar,

2pm-until

Admission: Free

Enjoy live Cajun music and dancing. [Event Website]