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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]

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]

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

LAGCOE social and spotlight on energy innovation

by: Acadiana 365

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

5:30pm-7:00pm

LAGCOE Spotlight on Energy Innovation at Innov8 is the first Innov8 event focused on energy. This social event offers networking and learning at Acadiana Center for the Arts April 24, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30. The session will provide insight into local companies' contributions which advance oil and gas exploration and production and university preparations for future industry leaders. See cutting edge technologies in the energy industry in brief presentations or demonstrations from 3rd Dimens… [Event Website]

The Story of the Cajuns

by: Acadiana 365

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

6:00pm

Admission: Free

From the land of Longfellow a Cajun film, seven years in the making, will premier in Louisiana this month in New Orleans and throughout Acadiana. Film makers Brenda Jepson and Dr. Francoise Paradis, who hail from Maine, home state of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, began their epic documentary in April of 2007. In "The Story Of The Cajuns - Part I" they interview Cajuns from all walks of life - from a shrimp fisherman to a college professor and from a cowboy to an Acadian artist. These stories are woven to… [Event Website]

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

Innovation Engineering with Doug Hall 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]

The Story of the Cajuns

by: Acadiana 365

Chevron Scene, St. John Street, Festival International

Admission: Free

From the land of Longfellow a Cajun film, seven years in the making, will premier in Louisiana this month in New Orleans and throughout Acadiana. Film makers Brenda Jepson and Dr. Francoise Paradis, who hail from Maine, home state of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, began their epic documentary in April of 2007. In "The Story Of The Cajuns - Part I" they interview Cajuns from all walks of life - from a shrimp fisherman to a college professor and from a cowboy to an Acadian artist. These stories are woven to… [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]

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]

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]

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]

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

Eggs & Issues on Common Core State Standards

by: Acadiana 365

Ramada Inn, 2915 Hwy 14, New Iberia

7:30am-9:00am

Admission: $40, $25

The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce will facilitate a discussion on Common Core Standards on Friday, April 25th at the Ramada Inn. Speakers include Dale Henderson, Iberia Parish Superintendent and Barry Erwin, CEO of Council for a Better LA (CABL). Henderson will address the current standards and local implementation challenges. Erwin will provide a regional view addressing the need for an education policy which supports a competitive work force. The discussion will end with a Q&A session with attendees… [Event Website]

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]

The Story of the Cajuns

by: Acadiana 365

Chevron Scene, St. John Street, Festival International

Admission: Free

From the land of Longfellow a Cajun film, seven years in the making, will premier in Louisiana this month in New Orleans and throughout Acadiana. Film makers Brenda Jepson and Dr. Francoise Paradis, who hail from Maine, home state of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, began their epic documentary in April of 2007. In "The Story Of The Cajuns - Part I" they interview Cajuns from all walks of life - from a shrimp fisherman to a college professor and from a cowboy to an Acadian artist. These stories are woven to… [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]

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]

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]

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]

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

INNOV8 Make A Market

by: Acadiana 365

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

5:00pm-6:30pm

On April 28, participants from all fields of innovation can hear from our successful homegrown artists at Make a Market. This select group of panelists includes musician Dickie Landry, sculptor Russell Whiting, dancer/choreographer Millicent Johnnie, painter Tony Bernard and others who will tell their stories, providing insight into the kind of determination it takes to make their markets. Each of these artists has been nearly as creative in finding, or even creating, markets for their work as they have in … [Event Website]

Rendez-vous des Cajuns: Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold

by: Acadiana 365

Liberty Theater, 200 W. Park Ave., Eunice

6:00pm

Admission: $5

Rendez-vous des Cajuns: Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold the weekly "Rendez-vous des Cajuns" Cajun Music Show will present a performance by the great Cajun band, PAUL DAIGLE & CAJUN GOLD. The "Rendez-vous des Cajuns" show is performed live every Saturday night at the historic Liberty Theater in downtown Eunice, LA. Best described as the "Cajun Grand Old Opry" the family-friendly show features an emcee who hosts the show in Cajun French and a dance floor where people can dance to the music of Cajun bands performing live in the restored 1924 Vaudeville … [Event Website]

Screening of ''The Restoration''

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

7:00pm

Screening of ''The Restoration'' "The Restoration" follows oil workers and fishing families as they navigate through the claims process while dealing with spill related illnesses and impacted fisheries. Several subjects of the film will be there to answer questions about the long term impacts. "the film will end when the trial is over." The filmmakers plan is to revisit impacted communities once the government closes its case against the oil giant and simply ask, "Was justice served?" A screening of the documentary film "The Restoration" wil… [Event Website]

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]

The Story of the Cajuns

by: Acadiana 365

Chevron Scene, St. John Street, Festival International

Admission: Free

From the land of Longfellow a Cajun film, seven years in the making, will premier in Louisiana this month in New Orleans and throughout Acadiana. Film makers Brenda Jepson and Dr. Francoise Paradis, who hail from Maine, home state of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, began their epic documentary in April of 2007. In "The Story Of The Cajuns - Part I" they interview Cajuns from all walks of life - from a shrimp fisherman to a college professor and from a cowboy to an Acadian artist. These stories are woven to… [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]

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]

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

Spring Brunch Series with David Egan & Joe McMahan

by: Acadiana 365

Saint Street Inn, 407 Brook Ave.

12:00pm-2:00pm

Admission: Free

Spring Brunch Series with David Egan & Joe McMahan Join Saint Street Inn for a rare, special Sunday Brunch. SSI is doubling up on brunch for Festival Weekend due to the enormity of musical talent it wants to help share. Festival Sunday we will be very proud to host the eminent Mr. David Egan alongside very special guest, guitarist and producer Joe McMahan.… [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]

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

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]

The Story of the Cajuns

by: Acadiana 365

Chevron Scene, St. John Street, Festival International

Admission: Free

From the land of Longfellow a Cajun film, seven years in the making, will premier in Louisiana this month in New Orleans and throughout Acadiana. Film makers Brenda Jepson and Dr. Francoise Paradis, who hail from Maine, home state of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, began their epic documentary in April of 2007. In "The Story Of The Cajuns - Part I" they interview Cajuns from all walks of life - from a shrimp fisherman to a college professor and from a cowboy to an Acadian artist. These stories are woven to… [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]

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]

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]

Monday, Apr 28, 2014

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]

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

04/28/2014 - Food for Thought: Meeting of the Minds

by: Chamber of Commerce
​ The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is partnering with INNOV8 Lafayette to deliver April's Food for Thought: INNOV8 Meeting of the Minds: Innovative and Creative Success Stories. The panel discussion will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. at Hilton Lafayette, 1521 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 70503. The panel will feature: Richard Zuschlag, President/CEO of Acadian Companies Red Lerille… [Event Website]

Chenier Story Time

by: Lafayette Public Library

Chenier Branch

10:00 AM

Story times for ages 3-6 are offered at several Branches. [Event Website]

POWERPOINT: Free Computer Class

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

1:00 PM

Prerequisite: Introduction to Computing Using Windows classesMaterial covered: Learn how to develop PowerPoint slide presentations using various backgrounds, charts, and text animations. [Event Website]

Janky Karaoke

by: Acadiana 365

Artmosphere, 902 Johnston St.

9:00pm

Admission:

[Event Website]

Cajun/Zydeco Dance lessons at Cite Des Arts

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited

7:30 PM

Monday, April 28, 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]

The Alley Cats

by: Cal Editor

The Grand, 505 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley

7:00pm

Admission: $10, $5

THE ALLEY CATS began at Fullerton College in California, and landed their first professional gig at Disneyland's "Blast to the Past." Soon after, they appeared on TV, radio shows, corporate events, Performing Arts Centers, fairs, festivals, schools, and even a USO show aboard the John C. Stennis aircraft carrier welcoming home the troops from Iraq. Currently, the CATS are the opening act for Jay Leno in Las Vegas. … [Event Website]

Learn To Swim Summer Program

by: Acadiana 365

Domingue Recreation Center, 901 Mudd Ave.

5:30pm-7:30pm

Admission: $45

City of Lafayette Parks & Recreation In Partnership With Destiny Camp International, INC. Presents Learn To Swim Summer Program Ages 5 12 years old Registration April 28 30 5:30 pm 7:30 pm At Domingue Recreation Center (Lobby) 901 Mudd Avenue Lafayette, LA 70501 80 Students Will Be Accepted Sessions Scheduled During June 2, 2014 through August 1, 2014 $45 per Child for a 2 Week Session At O. J. Mouton Pool 1101 Mudd Avenue Lafayette, LA 70501 Contact Lafayette Parks and Recreation @ 337-291-8371

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]

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]

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 29, 2014

Cine Club Mardi Movie: 'Harragas & Flores de Otro Mundo'

by: Acadiana 365

Oliver Hall Rm. 112, UL Campus

7:00pm

Admission: Free

Cine Club Mardi Movie: 'Harragas & Flores de Otro Mundo' The Mardi Movie Series is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages at UL-Lafayette. This series begins on Tuesday, February 25 and will also take place on the last Tuesdays of March and April. Films are FREE OF CHARGE and will be shown at 7 p. m. at Martin Hall, Room 112, UL campus at the intersection of UPA and Lewis. … [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]

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

Fancy Nancy The Musical

by: Acadiana 365

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

1:00pm

Fancy Nancy The Musical Fancy Nancy and her friends are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive, that's fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and her friend will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?… [Event Website]

Fancy Nancy The Musical

by: Acadiana 365

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

6:00pm

Admission: Free

Fancy Nancy The Musical Fancy Nancy and her friends are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive, that's fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and her friend will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?… [Event Website]

Ten strings and a goat skin

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St.

9:00pm

[Event Website]

Cafeteria Conversations

by: Acadiana 365

Acadiana High School, 315 Rue De Belier

6:00pm

Local parents group Parents Empowered will be hosting town hall-style meetings called Cafeteria Conversations to further engage parents in the educational process of their children. The guest speaker will be Dr. Pat Cooper, superintendent of the Lafayette Parish School System. This is an opportunity for parents to hear firsthand details about the 100% In. 100% Out. plan, ask important questions and start a dialogue directly with the superintendent of the school system. All parents are invited to attend… [Event Website]

Broussard Story Time

by: Lafayette Public Library

Broussard Branch

10:00 AM

Story times for ages 3-6 are offered at several Branches. [Event Website]

Baby Time

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

9:30 AM

Baby Time is designed to introducemothers, fathers, or caregivers and babiesages 9-18 months to nursery rhymes, songs,fingerplays, and early literacy information. [Event Website]

Songwriters Night

by: Acadiana 365

Artmosphere, 902 Johnston St.

9:00pm

Admission:

[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]

Learn To Swim Summer Program

by: Acadiana 365

Domingue Recreation Center, 901 Mudd Ave.

5:30pm-7:30pm

Admission: $45

City of Lafayette Parks & Recreation In Partnership With Destiny Camp International, INC. Presents Learn To Swim Summer Program Ages 5 12 years old Registration April 28 30 5:30 pm 7:30 pm At Domingue Recreation Center (Lobby) 901 Mudd Avenue Lafayette, LA 70501 80 Students Will Be Accepted Sessions Scheduled During June 2, 2014 through August 1, 2014 $45 per Child for a 2 Week Session At O. J. Mouton Pool 1101 Mudd Avenue Lafayette, LA 70501 Contact Lafayette Parks and Recreation @ 337-291-8371

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]

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]

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 30, 2014

Steampunk & Makers Ball

by: Acadiana 365

The Building Formerly Known as Trynd, 116 E. Vermilion St.

6:00pm-11:00pm

Admission: $10

Steampunk & Makers Ball The Steampunk and Maker's Ball celebrates INNOV8s success showcasing Acadianas Creative Thinkers, Makers and Artists on April 30th. Downtown Lafayette at The Trynd Building, 116 E. Vermillion St.. Vendors, cool contests, and live music. All ages are welcome. Admission is only $10.… [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]

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 Belle Mothers Day Open House Event

by: Acadiana 365

La Belle Center for Cosmetic Surgery, 4906 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Bldg M, Ste 1

4:00pm-7:00pm

La Belle Center for Cosmetic Surgery is proud to announce its Mother's Day Open House Event on Wednesday April 30, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. This Evening of Beauty will be dedicated to all the women that mean the most to us--mothers, daughters, aunts, nieces, cousins and friends! In order to spread our passion for health, beauty, and the importance of skin care for all ages, this event will be open to the public. So feel free to bring all of the women in your life that inspire you. ! On this evening, you … [Event Website]

Cajun Jam

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St.

8:00pm

[Event Website]

Jefferson Street Story Castle

by: Lafayette Public Library

Jefferson St Library

10:30 AM

Story times for ages 3-6 are offered at several Branches. [Event Website]

Toddler Time

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

10:30 AM

Fifteen-minute story sessions geared to children 18-35 months.Adults must accompany toddlers. [Event Website]

North Regional Story Time

by: Lafayette Public Library

North Regional Library

10:30 AM

Story times for ages 3-6 are offered at several Branches. [Event Website]

Bedtime Stories

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

6:00 PM

Held on designated Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at the South Regional Library. This program is a night-time version of Family Story Time. No preregistration required. On Mar. 12 and April 9 stories will be told in French. [Event Website]

Teen Animanga Club

by: Lafayette Public Library

North Regional Library

6:00 PM

All films rated PG-13.Wednesday, March 26 6:00 – 7:30 pmWednesday, April 30 6:00 – 7:30 pmNorth Regional LibraryWatch and discuss video clips. Refreshments provided. [Event Website]

Silverbacks presents Lafayette Famous with Lian Cheramie

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

7:30pm

Admission: $5

Silverbacks presents Lafayette Famous with Lian Cheramie Local improv comedy troupe, Silverbacks Improv Theatre, will perform two special shows this April. The show on April 12 is the premiere of a new comedy series during ArtWalk. The second, on April 30, marks the troupe's two year anniversary and will feature live improvised jazz backing an improvised one act play. … [Event Website]

Charley G's April Wine Dinner

by: Acadiana 365

Charley G's, 3809 Ambassador Caffery

7:00pm

Admission:

Join us on April 30, 2014 at 7:00 for our monthly wine dinner. Courtney will be featuring Spanish wines and Chef Holly will have a 5 course dinner pairing. Tickets are $125.00 per person, all inclusive and can be purchased on our website. www.charleygs.com. Seating is limited so reserve your table today! … [Event Website]

Silverbacks Improv Theatre: Deep Focus

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 7:30 PM to . [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]

Silverback Improv Theatre

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited

09:30 PM

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM. [Event Website]

AOC Basic Camera Techniques

by: Acadiana 365

AOC Community Media, 101 Jefferson St., Ste. 100

6:00pm

Admission: $35, $50

Students will begin by learning basic functions of AOC's portable cameras and work through more advanced techniques to produce field shoots. [Event Website]

Learn To Swim Summer Program

by: Acadiana 365

Domingue Recreation Center, 901 Mudd Ave.

5:30pm-7:30pm

Admission: $45

City of Lafayette Parks & Recreation In Partnership With Destiny Camp International, INC. Presents Learn To Swim Summer Program Ages 5 12 years old Registration April 28 30 5:30 pm 7:30 pm At Domingue Recreation Center (Lobby) 901 Mudd Avenue Lafayette, LA 70501 80 Students Will Be Accepted Sessions Scheduled During June 2, 2014 through August 1, 2014 $45 per Child for a 2 Week Session At O. J. Mouton Pool 1101 Mudd Avenue Lafayette, LA 70501 Contact Lafayette Parks and Recreation @ 337-291-8371

''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]

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]

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]