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Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

Blayze & Saddles, Johanna Divine

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St.

9:00pm

Admission: $10

Blayze & Saddles, Johanna Divine In short, Blayze & Saddles is a country-western, honky tonk band from south Louisiana. Drawing heavily from the 60s-70s Bakersfield sound, they offer up a brand of country music not to be found anywhere else in the state. Meanwhile, it's inevitable that their cajun, swamp-pop, and rock n' roll backgrounds bleed through on nearly every song. … [Event Website]

Wanderlust Theatre presents ''Comedy of Errors''

by: Acadiana 365

Johnson's Boucaniere, 1111 St. John St.

7:30pm

Wanderlust Theatre presents ''Comedy of Errors'' Through the beloved farce of two sets of twins separated at birth, Wanderlust is bringing Shakespeare for the groundlings! A delightful outdoor summer event of slapstick comedy, live music, Johnson's Boucaniere's delicious menu and other local food trucks plus you and your lawn chairs, blankets and laughter will make this a production to remember! The seasoned ensemble includes Monique Arabie, Aren Chaisson III, Ione Eakins, Charlee Halphen, Megan Laque, Christy Leichty, M. Brady McKellar, Nancy Ramirez… [Event Website]

Johana Divine, Blayze & Saddles

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St.

9:00pm

Admission:

Johana Divine, Blayze & Saddles Johanna Divine is a Knoxville-born songwriter, singer, and filmmaker whose Southern roots - from Tennessee to Texas, Florida to Louisiana - have inspired a soulful and wide-ranging body of work. [Event Website]

Louisiana Outdoor Expo

by: LCVC

Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8.50* - Adults, $3.50*

Louisiana Outdoor Expo The Louisiana Outdoor Expo is back in 2014. Be sure to check out all the excitement as the best in outdoors, from hunting to fishing to everything outdoors takes over the Cajundome and Convention Center. [Event Website]

Steve Riley & Doug Kershaw

by: Acadiana 365

Joie de Vivre Cafe, 107 N. Main St., Breaux Bridge

7:30pm-9:00pm

Steve Riley & Doug Kershaw Grammy Award winning musician Steve Riley will combine talents with legendary fiddler Doug Kershaw for a very special evening of vintage Cajun & Creole music on vintage instrumentsold Sterling and Monarch Cajun accordions and 150 year old fiddles. (Imagine Lomax recordings of Amedee Ardoin and Dennis McGee). Steve is a founding member of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, The Band Courtbouillon, Lil Band O Gold and the Racines. Known for his colorful and engaging performances, Doug has over 60 years of experience playing before live audiences and featured on Johnnny Carson and Music Country USA. Hes recorded over 400 songs including the Cajun classics Diggy, Diggy Lo, Cajun Jo, Rita Put Your Black Shoes On and Louisiana Man. The two will come to us after spending several days recording together. This is a unique opportunity to experience a rare collaboration between two Cajun music icons----dont miss it!

AcA Summer Arts Camps

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

AcA Summer Arts Camps AcAs Creativity @ the Center summer art camps offer creative, challenging and meaningful hands-on experiences for children. The limited group size provides opportunities for up-close and personal attention for each camper. We believe in an approach to teaching and learning that employs stimulating ideas like selfinquiry and self-expression. Although the activities are learning-based, they are also designed for lots of summer fun!… [Event Website]

L'Esprit du Metal

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd.

L'Esprit du Metal Lesprit du Metal (LDM), in conjunction with the LAA, has assembled an Invitational Exhibit to hang in the Main Gallery. While the major exhibit showcases the amazing jewelry work of LDM members, it will also feature their works in other mediums: painting, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, glass, photography, etc. In addition to member work, several guest jewelry/metal instructors and Honorary Members, such as Thomas Mann, have been invited to be on display. The show closes with a free, public reception on… [Event Website]
Other Events

Centralized Registration

by: Lafayette Parish School System

6:00 AM

2014-2015 District Calendars [Event Website]

Sam Broussard

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Dog Cafe, 1211 W. Pinhook Road

5:00pm

Admission:

[Event Website]

SPARK LAB: Open Lab Time

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

1:00 PM

Open Lab for library patrons that have completed the Intro to 3D Design and 3D Printing. Patrons are invited to practice creating 3D objects during the Spark Lab open time. [Event Website]

CSI @ Your Library: Teens

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

1:00 PM

Do you wonder if real forensics is like what you see on CSI?Join experts from the North Louisiana Crime Lab as theyprovide hands-on experience, including fingerprinting,creating shoe prints and comparing bullet images!Registration begins Tuesday, July 1. [Event Website]

Milton Story Times

by: Lafayette Public Library

Milton Branch

10:30 AM

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

South Regional Library Family Story Times

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

10:30 AM

Story times for ages 3-6 are offered at several Branches. Family Story Time includes storytelling, music, and educational activities. [Event Website]

South Regional Library Family Story Times

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

9:30 AM

Story times for ages 3-6 are offered at several Branches. Family Story Time includes storytelling, music, and educational activities. [Event Website]

Youngsville Story Times

by: Lafayette Public Library

Youngsville Branch

9:30 AM

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

07/24/2014 - Mix&Mentor: Entrepreneurship

by: Chamber of Commerce
Sponsored by Mix&Mentor is a series of small group sessions with community leaders and experts from around the Acadiana region, who will network with members in a relaxed conversation setting, providing a unique chance for discussion. The Mix&Mentor series has no formal agendas, no sales, and no promotions--it is strictly an opportunity for seasoned leaders to connect with future leaders, and share what is important to them. This event is intended to forge long-lasting professional bonds and streng… [Event Website]

IPAL Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

by: Acadiana 365

Essanee Theatre, 12 Iberia St., New Iberia

7:30pm

Admission:

Youth musical, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., 337-256-0604, IPALTheater.com, Facebook.com/Pages/Iberia-Performing-Arts-League/154935504620932 [Event Website]

Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission: $550

Acting Up (in Acadiana), the resident professional theatre company at the Acadiana Center for the Arts announces that registration for The Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble's twelfth season begins March 5, 2014. The 15-day intensive performing arts camp runs July 6-20 and 24-26, 2014 with performances of Taming of the Shrew on July 18, 19, 20, 25 & 26, 2014; all activities take place at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Students ages 10-Senior in high school play all of the roles in this rollicki… [Event Website]

AOC Summer Animation Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Rosa Parks Transportation Center, 101 Jefferson St., Suite 100

9:00am-12:00pm

Admission: $100

AOC will hold a four-day animation camp designed to introduce techniques used by todays animation industry artists on July 21-24 from 9 a.m. to noon. Students ages 12-17 can register for this camp for $100 per student. Camp participants will dive deep into the rotoscope animation style by creating imagery overtop of original music videos frames. The final result will be a collaborative animation achieved using similar tactics as a professional team of animators. At the end of the camp, students wi… [Event Website]

UL/LPS Advanced Placement Summer Institute

by: Acadiana 365

Cecil Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning, 200 E. Devalcourt St.

Admission: $500, $450

The 2014 Advanced Placement Summer Institute for teachers is made possible through a partnership between the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the Lafayette Parish School System. New and experienced teachers Advanced Placement courses as well as middle and high school teachers of Pre-AP classes are invited to attend. The July 14-18 course offerings are AP English Literature & Composition and Pre-AP English. The July 21-25 course offerings are Pre-AP Social Studies, Biology, Psychology and … [Event Website]

Vermilionville Week IV Summer Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road

8:30am-4:30pm

Admission: $200

Vermilionville will be hosting its second annual summer camp series on four separate weeks during the summer months. Each week is tailored to a specific age group this year in order to provide age-appropriate and skill level demonstrations as well as hands-on craft opportunities. While your children are with us for the week, they will experience the total Vermilionville package. This first week is for ages 5-7 (July 7-11 is for ages 8-9, July 14-18 is for ages 10-12 and July 21-25 is an all-ages French immer… [Event Website]

IPAL Summer Theatre Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Essanee Theatre, 12 Iberia St., New Iberia

9:00am-12:00pm

Admission:

With Mary Poppins as the theme, campers ages 6 - 9 will learn the basics of acting and theater as well as learn songs and dances from the show. The cost of the camp is $100. Price includes t-shirt and snacks. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - noon., 337-256-0604, IPALTheater.com, IPALTheater.com,Facebook.com/Pages/Iberia-Performing-Arts-League/154935504620932… [Event Website]

IPAL Summer Theatre Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Performing Arts League Theatre, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia

9:00am-12:00pm

Admission: $100

IPAL is happy to announce that the Summer Theatre Camp for ages 6-9 will be held July 21-25, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to noon. With Mary Poppins as the theme, campers will learn the basics of acting and theater as well as learn songs and dances from the show. If interested, please email Anne Caffery at cafferys1@cox.net or call 256-0604 for questions. The cost of the camp is $100. Price includes t-shirt and snacks.… [Event Website]

ASO Do-Re-Me!

by: Acadiana 365

Acadiana Symphony Association 412 Travis Street

8:30am-3:30pm

Admission:

Little ones enjoy a week of singing, playing instruments, movement, finger-play, story-telling, and visual arts all with the goal of increasing literacy skills in a fun and unique way based on ASO's original curriculum taught by professional music educators in schools throughout Acadiana. The week will culminate in a class performance demonstrating what they learned. Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided throughout the day. Please note: students must be potty trained. … [Event Website]

CitySmarts Arts & Science Camp Portraits and Photography

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Monday, July 21, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014. [Event Website]

Cultural Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Acadian Cultural Center, Surrey Street, 501 Fisher Road

8:30am-3:30pm

Admission: $50

The Acadian Cultural Center will offer its annual Cultural Camps this summer. Children will explore the cultural diversity that influences life in south Louisiana as well as the land and ecology of the Acadiana area. The Acadian Cultural Center is located off Surrey Street at 501 Fisher Road, Lafayette; more information is available at 337-232-0789 ext. 201 or at www.nps.gov/jela. Children will learn through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and programs by master artisans. Campers will explore the… [Event Website]

Free Feeding Program

by: Acadiana 365

MLK Center, 309 Cora St.

11:15am-12:00pm

The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Free Feeding Program June 9th June 27th and July 7th July 25th at the M. L. King Center 309 Cora Monday Friday 11:15am 12:00pm. Free of Charge for Children 2 17 years old. For more information call: 291-5561. Please announce frequently.… [Event Website]

Delta Grand Theatre Young Artists Camp

by: Acadiana 365

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

9:00am-4:00pm

Admission: $100, $250

The Historic Delta Grand Theatre is thrilled to announce an addition to its summer youth programming, the inaugural Young Artists Camp. The three-week camp will introduce participants to the fundamentals of visual art through a variety of activities and projects in different mediums and processes. Participants will learn drawing, self-portraiture, painting, collage, mask-making, the fundamentals of book-making and other exciting projects. Participants will also contribute work to the July theatre cam… [Event Website]

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:30pm

Admission: free

Join the Center for Louisiana Studies and the South Regional Library on Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 pm, for a book talk by Michael Marshall on "Gallant Creoles: A History of the Donaldsonville Cannoniers." Composed of Creole and Cajun citizen-soldiers, the Donaldsonville Canonniers were originally organized as a militia company in 1837 and were one of the most active and highly regarded Louisiana units during the American Civil War. Known as the Donaldsonville Artillery during the conflict, the Canonniers… [Event Website]

Invitational Exhibit with Lesprit du Metal

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd.

7:00pm

Admission:

Invitational Exhibit The Lafayette Art Association is hosting an Invitational Exhibit with Lesprit du Metal in the Main Gallery from June 3rd to August 10th. This exhibit will include jewelry, painting, ceramics, textiles, glass, photography, and more. A special guest speaker, Holly Gage, internationally known artist & instructor will present, Igniting the Inferno of Creative Desire, andl close the event at a free, public reception on Sunday, August 10th, from 4:30-7:00pm. June 25 - July 30 … [Event Website]

Market at the Horse Farm

by: Acadiana 365

Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston St.

4:00pm-7:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm is one of the few places in town that consistently encourages kids to play with their food (sorry, parents). On Saturday, July 19th, children of all ages are invited to gather under the Welcome Tent during Market hours to make fruit and vegetable themed art projects with their seasonal Market finds. From pepper stamps to potato people, the possibilities are endless! This week, the Market celebrates the Monthly Art Market and Lafayette Travel Food P… [Event Website]

Domingue Center Volleyball Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Domingue Recreation Center, 901 Mudd Ave.

3:00pm-5:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Free Volleyball Camp for Girls ages 8-13years of age at the Domingue Recreation Center. Camp Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00pm-5:00pm. The dates of the camp is June 2nd thru July 31st. The camp is free of charge. Space is limited. To Register call Maxine at (337)366-7828. Please announce frequently on your show.

Upcoming Summer Camps

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
SUMMER PIANO & VISUAL ARTS CAMP This Summer, the ASO Conservatory of Music is offering a Piano Camp for students of various ages and levels, to provide students with some supplemental FUN and learning experiences, to get a chance to explore new styles or areas of interest in all things PIANO! The Camps will also include art workshops so students can explore different ways of expression through music and visual art. Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided throughout the day. Mo… [Event Website]

Word Crawl: A Festival of Words Fundraiser

by: Acadiana 365

Acadiana

Admission:

The Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective, Inc. invites area writers to participate in a fundraiser for 7th Annual Festival of Words. Participants are invited to seek sponsors and read at a literary Word Crawl in Downtown Lafayette on September 13. Fundraising takes place between June 25 and August 15. Participants will raise funds by asking friends and family to sponsor them for the Word Crawl. Writers who raise a total of $100 (or more), secure a 10-minute spot to perform original poetry/spoken… [Event Website]

Historic Fencing Class

by: Acadiana 365

Girard Park Recreation Building, 500 Girard Park Drive

7:00pm-9:00pm

Admission: $50

Historic Fencing Class Renaissance-era swordplay with the Rapier, the ancestor to modern sport fencing. Hands-on class in sword fighting with the rapier, alone and with dagger, cloak, and buckler. Sessions begin May 27 and July 29, 2014 M/F Equipment provided. Space is limited Location: Girard Park Recreation Building Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 Cost: $50 for 8 sessions Information: Jeff Harris 269-0517 or Jefshar1@Juno.com… [Event Website]

Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will exhibit 60 drawings, prints and paintings on paper by twentieth century and contemporary masters, originally exhibited at the Art Museum of South Texas from May 17 through August 16. This stellar group of American and international artists, including Josef Albers, Milton Avery, Lee Krasner, Sol Lewitt and Andy Warhol, exemplifies the contemporary practice, including finished works of art, studies for future development, or, in the case of prints, as a means of wi… [Event Website]

Earth and Element: The Art of George Dunbar

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will showcase the intricate layered sculptures and paintings of New Orleans artist, George Dunbar, for a summer showing from May 31 through August 30. While Dunbar had once moved earth and soil as a land developer by day, at night he would perfect his artistry through molding delicate layers of clay. Dunbar, now a prolific and much collected fine artist demonstrates his artistry through a merging of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, of delicacy and power throug… [Event Website]

The Walter Anderson Family Legacy: Shearwater Pottery

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will showcase the works of Walter Anderson and the Andersons familys Shearwater Pottery and paintings, from the personal collections of Don Fuson and UL Alumnus, George S. Dod Stewart, Jr., from June 7 through September 6. Walter Anderson is best known for his stylized paintings of flora and fauna of the Mississippi Coast but this exhibit will also highlight the little known artistic heritage of his family, including that of his mother, Annette McConnell Anderson, … [Event Website]

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Exhibit

by: Acadiana 365

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 515 Cathedral St.

Admission: Free

Cathedral Museum Mon - Thu 9 - 4 Fri 9 - 12 noon Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist 515 Cathedral Street Lafayette, LA 70501-6701 www.saintjohncathedral.org 337-232-1322 Religious Photos of Cathedral altars at home and abroad, Germany and Austria. By: Photo Artist Dr. Cecil Fuselier… [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.

A Mid City Night's Dream

by: Rue Cou Cou

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

The summer art hop sponsored by the Mid City Merchants Association is a delightful evening of art, shopping & refreshments. Participating businesses at 1857 Government Street are Dcor Rouge, Mosaic Garden, Rue Cou Cou, and Sallys Circa 1857. Participating businesses on Jefferson Highway are Elizabethan Gallery, Natures Gallery, Reginellis Pizzeria and, Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop. The event is free to the public, and many locations offer complimentary refreshments. The Mid City Art and Design District… [Event Website]

Summer Carnival

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per chi

Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!… [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds,411 South Richard St,Delcambre,LA,70528

Varies

Admission: Fri., $5; Sat., $10; Wed

Come enjoy a shrimp cook-off, pageants, fais-do-do, food, carnival rides, and the blessing of the fleet. [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]

Roberts Cove Germanfest

by: LCVC

St. Leo Catholic Church,7212 Roberts Cove rd.,Rayne,LA,70578

Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Admission Fee

Variety of German foods and beverages, German bands, singers and dancers, folklore, rice threshing demonstrations, kiddie land, antique farm equipment. [Event Website]

Harvest Moon Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Main Street, Franklin, LA,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Welcome fall with all-day festivities on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live entertainment, concessions, children's activities, arts & crafts, a 5K run/walk, a classic car show and a BBQ cook-off. [Event Website]

22nd Annual Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar & Festival

by: LCVC

Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

10 a.m.-Midnight

This festival, which takes place the first weekend in November, features liveCreole and zydeco music, Creole food favorites. Gospel choir concert, parade, raffles, games and more.Sunday parade at 1pm from Landry Street to Union Street. [Event Website]

Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble presents ''The Taming of the Shrew''

by: Acadiana 365

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

7:30pm

Admission: $12

Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble presents ''The Taming of the Shrew'' Acting Up (in Acadiana), the resident professional theatre company at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, announces The Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble's twelfth season and its production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. The 15-day intensive performing arts camp culminates with performances on July 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM and July 20, 2014 at 2 PM at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The Taming of the Shrew is really a play within a play, performed entirely for Christopher Sly, a drunkard who a L… [Event Website]

Wanderlust Theatre presents ''Comedy of Errors''

by: Acadiana 365

Johnson's Boucaniere, 1111 St. John St.

7:30pm

Wanderlust Theatre presents ''Comedy of Errors'' Through the beloved farce of two sets of twins separated at birth, Wanderlust is bringing Shakespeare for the groundlings! A delightful outdoor summer event of slapstick comedy, live music, Johnson's Boucaniere's delicious menu and other local food trucks plus you and your lawn chairs, blankets and laughter will make this a production to remember! The seasoned ensemble includes Monique Arabie, Aren Chaisson III, Ione Eakins, Charlee Halphen, Megan Laque, Christy Leichty, M. Brady McKellar, Nancy Ramirez… [Event Website]

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St.

9:30pm

Admission:

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys Whether he is playing a festival stage in front of thousands of dancers, a small theater of seated patrons, giving an interview, teaching a lesson, or playing at a trail ride, his warmth, love of the music, and talent shine. Jeffery Broussard is the real deal.… [Event Website]

Acting Unlimited presents '' Medea''

by: Acadiana 365

Burke Hall, Hebrard Avenue, UL Campus

7:30pm

Admission: $12

Acting Unlimited presents '' Medea'' Acting Up (in Acadiana), the resident professional theatre company at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, announces The Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble's twelfth season and its production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. The 15-day intensive performing arts camp culminates with performances on July 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM and July 20, 2014 at 2 PM at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The Taming of the Shrew is really a play within a play, performed entirely for Christopher Sly, a drunkard who a… [Event Website]

Peter Pan: The Untold Story

by: Acadiana 365

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

7:00pm

Admission:

Peter Pan: The Untold Story The Historic Delta Grand Theatre is thrilled to announce its second summer youth theatre production, PETER PAN: THE UNTOLD STORY. Children and grownups alike have loved the magical tale of Peter Pan -- the boy who could fly -- and his heartwarming friendship with Wendy and the Darlings. But have you ever wondered how Peter Pan became Peter Pan? That story is an adventure, filled with pirates and stowaways, magic and adventure, all centered around one young boy who will become the magical Peter Pan and the g… [Event Website]

Red, White & Tuna

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

7:30pm

Red, White & Tuna Shane Guilbeau and Kyle Bourque are bringing the much anticipated third installment in the Tuna trilogy to Cite Des Arts this summer. Red, White and Tuna takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas' third smallest town. Along with Tuna's perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lion's Club is to… [Event Website]

Louisiana Outdoor Expo

by: LCVC

Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8.50* - Adults, $3.50*

Louisiana Outdoor Expo The Louisiana Outdoor Expo is back in 2014. Be sure to check out all the excitement as the best in outdoors, from hunting to fishing to everything outdoors takes over the Cajundome and Convention Center. [Event Website]

AcA Summer Arts Camps

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

AcA Summer Arts Camps AcAs Creativity @ the Center summer art camps offer creative, challenging and meaningful hands-on experiences for children. The limited group size provides opportunities for up-close and personal attention for each camper. We believe in an approach to teaching and learning that employs stimulating ideas like selfinquiry and self-expression. Although the activities are learning-based, they are also designed for lots of summer fun!… [Event Website]

L'Esprit du Metal

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd.

L'Esprit du Metal Lesprit du Metal (LDM), in conjunction with the LAA, has assembled an Invitational Exhibit to hang in the Main Gallery. While the major exhibit showcases the amazing jewelry work of LDM members, it will also feature their works in other mediums: painting, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, glass, photography, etc. In addition to member work, several guest jewelry/metal instructors and Honorary Members, such as Thomas Mann, have been invited to be on display. The show closes with a free, public reception on… [Event Website]
Other Events

Jazz on the Green

by: Acadiana 365

KJCB Radio Grounds, 604 St. John St., Lafayette

5:00pm-8:00pm

Admission: Free

Jazz on the Green returns with music from Patrick Henry & The Liberation Band, Kenne Wayne, Spoken Word and more. Join Jazz on the Green for a great meal including baked chicken, red beans, cornbread and hot dogs for the kids. Free food and admission. No ice chests allowed. Lawn chairs and portable tents welcome. For more information contact KJCB at 337-233-4262. … [Event Website]

Dolly Partons Imagination Library sign-ups

by: Acadiana 365

United Way North Crowley Office, 1941 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley

8:30am-5:30pm

Admission:

Throughout July, parents can sign children up to receive free books through Dolly Partons Imagination Library at First National Bank of Louisiana locations. Through United Way of Acadiana, Dolly Partons Imagination Library provides free books to children throughout Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes. Each registered child receives one free book in the mail each month until that child reaches age 5. More than 13,000 children in Acadiana have received Dolly Partons Imagination Library bo… [Event Website]

Dolly Partons Imagination Library sign-ups

by: Acadiana 365

United Way Crowley Office, 128 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley

8:30am-5:30pm

Admission:

Throughout July, parents can sign children up to receive free books through Dolly Partons Imagination Library at First National Bank of Louisiana locations. Through United Way of Acadiana, Dolly Partons Imagination Library provides free books to children throughout Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes. Each registered child receives one free book in the mail each month until that child reaches age 5. More than 13,000 children in Acadiana have received Dolly Partons Imagination Library bo… [Event Website]

Dolly Partons Imagination Library sign-ups

by: Acadiana 365

United Way at River Ranch, 1300 Camelia Blvd.

8:30am-5:30pm

Admission:

Throughout July, parents can sign children up to receive free books through Dolly Partons Imagination Library at First National Bank of Louisiana locations. Through United Way of Acadiana, Dolly Partons Imagination Library provides free books to children throughout Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes. Each registered child receives one free book in the mail each month until that child reaches age 5. More than 13,000 children in Acadiana have received Dolly Partons Imagination Library bo… [Event Website]

Modern Jazz Movement

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Dog Cafe, 1211 W. Pinhook Road

5:00pm

Admission:

[Event Website]

Broussard Story Times

by: Lafayette Public Library

Broussard Branch

10:00 AM

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

IPAL Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

by: Acadiana 365

Essanee Theatre, 12 Iberia St., New Iberia

7:30pm

Admission:

Youth musical, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., 337-256-0604, IPALTheater.com, Facebook.com/Pages/Iberia-Performing-Arts-League/154935504620932 [Event Website]

Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission: $550

Acting Up (in Acadiana), the resident professional theatre company at the Acadiana Center for the Arts announces that registration for The Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble's twelfth season begins March 5, 2014. The 15-day intensive performing arts camp runs July 6-20 and 24-26, 2014 with performances of Taming of the Shrew on July 18, 19, 20, 25 & 26, 2014; all activities take place at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Students ages 10-Senior in high school play all of the roles in this rollicki… [Event Website]

UL/LPS Advanced Placement Summer Institute

by: Acadiana 365

Cecil Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning, 200 E. Devalcourt St.

Admission: $500, $450

The 2014 Advanced Placement Summer Institute for teachers is made possible through a partnership between the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the Lafayette Parish School System. New and experienced teachers Advanced Placement courses as well as middle and high school teachers of Pre-AP classes are invited to attend. The July 14-18 course offerings are AP English Literature & Composition and Pre-AP English. The July 21-25 course offerings are Pre-AP Social Studies, Biology, Psychology and … [Event Website]

Vermilionville Week IV Summer Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road

8:30am-4:30pm

Admission: $200

Vermilionville will be hosting its second annual summer camp series on four separate weeks during the summer months. Each week is tailored to a specific age group this year in order to provide age-appropriate and skill level demonstrations as well as hands-on craft opportunities. While your children are with us for the week, they will experience the total Vermilionville package. This first week is for ages 5-7 (July 7-11 is for ages 8-9, July 14-18 is for ages 10-12 and July 21-25 is an all-ages French immer… [Event Website]

IPAL Summer Theatre Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Essanee Theatre, 12 Iberia St., New Iberia

9:00am-12:00pm

Admission:

With Mary Poppins as the theme, campers ages 6 - 9 will learn the basics of acting and theater as well as learn songs and dances from the show. The cost of the camp is $100. Price includes t-shirt and snacks. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - noon., 337-256-0604, IPALTheater.com, IPALTheater.com,Facebook.com/Pages/Iberia-Performing-Arts-League/154935504620932… [Event Website]

IPAL Summer Theatre Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Performing Arts League Theatre, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia

9:00am-12:00pm

Admission: $100

IPAL is happy to announce that the Summer Theatre Camp for ages 6-9 will be held July 21-25, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to noon. With Mary Poppins as the theme, campers will learn the basics of acting and theater as well as learn songs and dances from the show. If interested, please email Anne Caffery at cafferys1@cox.net or call 256-0604 for questions. The cost of the camp is $100. Price includes t-shirt and snacks.… [Event Website]

ASO Do-Re-Me!

by: Acadiana 365

Acadiana Symphony Association 412 Travis Street

8:30am-3:30pm

Admission:

Little ones enjoy a week of singing, playing instruments, movement, finger-play, story-telling, and visual arts all with the goal of increasing literacy skills in a fun and unique way based on ASO's original curriculum taught by professional music educators in schools throughout Acadiana. The week will culminate in a class performance demonstrating what they learned. Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided throughout the day. Please note: students must be potty trained. … [Event Website]

CitySmarts Arts & Science Camp Portraits and Photography

by: Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
From Monday, July 21, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014. [Event Website]

Cultural Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Acadian Cultural Center, Surrey Street, 501 Fisher Road

8:30am-3:30pm

Admission: $50

The Acadian Cultural Center will offer its annual Cultural Camps this summer. Children will explore the cultural diversity that influences life in south Louisiana as well as the land and ecology of the Acadiana area. The Acadian Cultural Center is located off Surrey Street at 501 Fisher Road, Lafayette; more information is available at 337-232-0789 ext. 201 or at www.nps.gov/jela. Children will learn through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and programs by master artisans. Campers will explore the… [Event Website]

Free Feeding Program

by: Acadiana 365

MLK Center, 309 Cora St.

11:15am-12:00pm

The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Free Feeding Program June 9th June 27th and July 7th July 25th at the M. L. King Center 309 Cora Monday Friday 11:15am 12:00pm. Free of Charge for Children 2 17 years old. For more information call: 291-5561. Please announce frequently.… [Event Website]

Delta Grand Theatre Young Artists Camp

by: Acadiana 365

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

9:00am-4:00pm

Admission: $100, $250

The Historic Delta Grand Theatre is thrilled to announce an addition to its summer youth programming, the inaugural Young Artists Camp. The three-week camp will introduce participants to the fundamentals of visual art through a variety of activities and projects in different mediums and processes. Participants will learn drawing, self-portraiture, painting, collage, mask-making, the fundamentals of book-making and other exciting projects. Participants will also contribute work to the July theatre cam… [Event Website]

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:30pm

Admission: free

Join the Center for Louisiana Studies and the South Regional Library on Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 pm, for a book talk by Michael Marshall on "Gallant Creoles: A History of the Donaldsonville Cannoniers." Composed of Creole and Cajun citizen-soldiers, the Donaldsonville Canonniers were originally organized as a militia company in 1837 and were one of the most active and highly regarded Louisiana units during the American Civil War. Known as the Donaldsonville Artillery during the conflict, the Canonniers… [Event Website]

Invitational Exhibit with Lesprit du Metal

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd.

7:00pm

Admission:

Invitational Exhibit The Lafayette Art Association is hosting an Invitational Exhibit with Lesprit du Metal in the Main Gallery from June 3rd to August 10th. This exhibit will include jewelry, painting, ceramics, textiles, glass, photography, and more. A special guest speaker, Holly Gage, internationally known artist & instructor will present, Igniting the Inferno of Creative Desire, andl close the event at a free, public reception on Sunday, August 10th, from 4:30-7:00pm. June 25 - July 30 … [Event Website]

Market at the Horse Farm

by: Acadiana 365

Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston St.

4:00pm-7:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm is one of the few places in town that consistently encourages kids to play with their food (sorry, parents). On Saturday, July 19th, children of all ages are invited to gather under the Welcome Tent during Market hours to make fruit and vegetable themed art projects with their seasonal Market finds. From pepper stamps to potato people, the possibilities are endless! This week, the Market celebrates the Monthly Art Market and Lafayette Travel Food P… [Event Website]

Domingue Center Volleyball Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Domingue Recreation Center, 901 Mudd Ave.

3:00pm-5:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Free Volleyball Camp for Girls ages 8-13years of age at the Domingue Recreation Center. Camp Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00pm-5:00pm. The dates of the camp is June 2nd thru July 31st. The camp is free of charge. Space is limited. To Register call Maxine at (337)366-7828. Please announce frequently on your show.

Upcoming Summer Camps

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
SUMMER PIANO & VISUAL ARTS CAMP This Summer, the ASO Conservatory of Music is offering a Piano Camp for students of various ages and levels, to provide students with some supplemental FUN and learning experiences, to get a chance to explore new styles or areas of interest in all things PIANO! The Camps will also include art workshops so students can explore different ways of expression through music and visual art. Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided throughout the day. Mo… [Event Website]

Word Crawl: A Festival of Words Fundraiser

by: Acadiana 365

Acadiana

Admission:

The Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective, Inc. invites area writers to participate in a fundraiser for 7th Annual Festival of Words. Participants are invited to seek sponsors and read at a literary Word Crawl in Downtown Lafayette on September 13. Fundraising takes place between June 25 and August 15. Participants will raise funds by asking friends and family to sponsor them for the Word Crawl. Writers who raise a total of $100 (or more), secure a 10-minute spot to perform original poetry/spoken… [Event Website]

Historic Fencing Class

by: Acadiana 365

Girard Park Recreation Building, 500 Girard Park Drive

7:00pm-9:00pm

Admission: $50

Historic Fencing Class Renaissance-era swordplay with the Rapier, the ancestor to modern sport fencing. Hands-on class in sword fighting with the rapier, alone and with dagger, cloak, and buckler. Sessions begin May 27 and July 29, 2014 M/F Equipment provided. Space is limited Location: Girard Park Recreation Building Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 Cost: $50 for 8 sessions Information: Jeff Harris 269-0517 or Jefshar1@Juno.com… [Event Website]

Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will exhibit 60 drawings, prints and paintings on paper by twentieth century and contemporary masters, originally exhibited at the Art Museum of South Texas from May 17 through August 16. This stellar group of American and international artists, including Josef Albers, Milton Avery, Lee Krasner, Sol Lewitt and Andy Warhol, exemplifies the contemporary practice, including finished works of art, studies for future development, or, in the case of prints, as a means of wi… [Event Website]

Earth and Element: The Art of George Dunbar

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will showcase the intricate layered sculptures and paintings of New Orleans artist, George Dunbar, for a summer showing from May 31 through August 30. While Dunbar had once moved earth and soil as a land developer by day, at night he would perfect his artistry through molding delicate layers of clay. Dunbar, now a prolific and much collected fine artist demonstrates his artistry through a merging of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, of delicacy and power throug… [Event Website]

The Walter Anderson Family Legacy: Shearwater Pottery

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will showcase the works of Walter Anderson and the Andersons familys Shearwater Pottery and paintings, from the personal collections of Don Fuson and UL Alumnus, George S. Dod Stewart, Jr., from June 7 through September 6. Walter Anderson is best known for his stylized paintings of flora and fauna of the Mississippi Coast but this exhibit will also highlight the little known artistic heritage of his family, including that of his mother, Annette McConnell Anderson, … [Event Website]

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Exhibit

by: Acadiana 365

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 515 Cathedral St.

Admission: Free

Cathedral Museum Mon - Thu 9 - 4 Fri 9 - 12 noon Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist 515 Cathedral Street Lafayette, LA 70501-6701 www.saintjohncathedral.org 337-232-1322 Religious Photos of Cathedral altars at home and abroad, Germany and Austria. By: Photo Artist Dr. Cecil Fuselier… [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.

A Mid City Night's Dream

by: Rue Cou Cou

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

The summer art hop sponsored by the Mid City Merchants Association is a delightful evening of art, shopping & refreshments. Participating businesses at 1857 Government Street are Dcor Rouge, Mosaic Garden, Rue Cou Cou, and Sallys Circa 1857. Participating businesses on Jefferson Highway are Elizabethan Gallery, Natures Gallery, Reginellis Pizzeria and, Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop. The event is free to the public, and many locations offer complimentary refreshments. The Mid City Art and Design District… [Event Website]

Summer Carnival

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per chi

Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!… [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds,411 South Richard St,Delcambre,LA,70528

Varies

Admission: Fri., $5; Sat., $10; Wed

Come enjoy a shrimp cook-off, pageants, fais-do-do, food, carnival rides, and the blessing of the fleet. [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]

Roberts Cove Germanfest

by: LCVC

St. Leo Catholic Church,7212 Roberts Cove rd.,Rayne,LA,70578

Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Admission Fee

Variety of German foods and beverages, German bands, singers and dancers, folklore, rice threshing demonstrations, kiddie land, antique farm equipment. [Event Website]

Harvest Moon Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Main Street, Franklin, LA,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Welcome fall with all-day festivities on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live entertainment, concessions, children's activities, arts & crafts, a 5K run/walk, a classic car show and a BBQ cook-off. [Event Website]

22nd Annual Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar & Festival

by: LCVC

Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

10 a.m.-Midnight

This festival, which takes place the first weekend in November, features liveCreole and zydeco music, Creole food favorites. Gospel choir concert, parade, raffles, games and more.Sunday parade at 1pm from Landry Street to Union Street. [Event Website]

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014

Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble presents ''The Taming of the Shrew''

by: Acadiana 365

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

7:30pm

Admission: $12

Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble presents ''The Taming of the Shrew'' Acting Up (in Acadiana), the resident professional theatre company at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, announces The Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble's twelfth season and its production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. The 15-day intensive performing arts camp culminates with performances on July 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM and July 20, 2014 at 2 PM at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The Taming of the Shrew is really a play within a play, performed entirely for Christopher Sly, a drunkard who a L… [Event Website]

Wanderlust Theatre presents ''Comedy of Errors''

by: Acadiana 365

Johnson's Boucaniere, 1111 St. John St.

7:30pm

Wanderlust Theatre presents ''Comedy of Errors'' Through the beloved farce of two sets of twins separated at birth, Wanderlust is bringing Shakespeare for the groundlings! A delightful outdoor summer event of slapstick comedy, live music, Johnson's Boucaniere's delicious menu and other local food trucks plus you and your lawn chairs, blankets and laughter will make this a production to remember! The seasoned ensemble includes Monique Arabie, Aren Chaisson III, Ione Eakins, Charlee Halphen, Megan Laque, Christy Leichty, M. Brady McKellar, Nancy Ramirez… [Event Website]

Acting Unlimited presents '' Medea''

by: Acadiana 365

Burke Hall, Hebrard Avenue, UL Campus

7:30pm

Admission: $12

Acting Unlimited presents '' Medea'' Acting Up (in Acadiana), the resident professional theatre company at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, announces The Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble's twelfth season and its production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. The 15-day intensive performing arts camp culminates with performances on July 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM and July 20, 2014 at 2 PM at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The Taming of the Shrew is really a play within a play, performed entirely for Christopher Sly, a drunkard who a… [Event Website]

Peter Pan: The Untold Story

by: Acadiana 365

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

7:00pm

Admission:

Peter Pan: The Untold Story The Historic Delta Grand Theatre is thrilled to announce its second summer youth theatre production, PETER PAN: THE UNTOLD STORY. Children and grownups alike have loved the magical tale of Peter Pan -- the boy who could fly -- and his heartwarming friendship with Wendy and the Darlings. But have you ever wondered how Peter Pan became Peter Pan? That story is an adventure, filled with pirates and stowaways, magic and adventure, all centered around one young boy who will become the magical Peter Pan and the g… [Event Website]

Red, White & Tuna

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

7:30pm

Red, White & Tuna Shane Guilbeau and Kyle Bourque are bringing the much anticipated third installment in the Tuna trilogy to Cite Des Arts this summer. Red, White and Tuna takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas' third smallest town. Along with Tuna's perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lion's Club is to… [Event Website]

Louisiana Outdoor Expo

by: LCVC

Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8.50* - Adults, $3.50*

Louisiana Outdoor Expo The Louisiana Outdoor Expo is back in 2014. Be sure to check out all the excitement as the best in outdoors, from hunting to fishing to everything outdoors takes over the Cajundome and Convention Center. [Event Website]

L'Esprit du Metal

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd.

L'Esprit du Metal Lesprit du Metal (LDM), in conjunction with the LAA, has assembled an Invitational Exhibit to hang in the Main Gallery. While the major exhibit showcases the amazing jewelry work of LDM members, it will also feature their works in other mediums: painting, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, glass, photography, etc. In addition to member work, several guest jewelry/metal instructors and Honorary Members, such as Thomas Mann, have been invited to be on display. The show closes with a free, public reception on… [Event Website]
Other Events

Locavore Cooking Lessons: Roast Beef Edition

by: Acadiana 365

Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston St.

10:00am

Admission:

The Market at the Horse Farm is here to help you build up your kitchen confidence, incorporate fresh ingredients in your diet, and learn quick, easy ways to prepare meals with seasonal ingredients from local farmers. On Saturday, July 26th at 10 a.m., Paul Ayo of Es Kitchen will offer his free, fourth-Saturday cooking class at the Market. Local musician Forest Huval will lead the weekly Cajun Jam, 9-11 a.m.… [Event Website]

Auditions for 'The Diary of Anne Frank'

by: Acadiana 365

Eunice Players Theatre, 121 S. Second St., Eunice

11:00am-12:30pm

Admission:

The Eunice Players Theatre will hold auditions for the second play of the 45th season, The Diary of Anne Frank on Saturday, July 26 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm; and Monday, July 28 and Tuesday, July 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm each evening. Director Jody L. Powell needs several adult men and women, ages 30 to 60, and three teenage boys and girls to fill the cast. More people are needed to assist with set decoration, backstage duties, costuming, etc. Auditions for the historic two-act play, written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman, are open to everyone who wants to get involved with their local community theatre, regardless of prior acting experience. Auditions will be at the theatre at 121 S. Second St. (between Rubys Restaurant and Bertrands Office Supplies). Production for this play will be in mid September. FMI call 337-580-1787.

Skyliners Big Band Dance

by: Acadiana 365

Petroleum Club, 111 Heymann Blvd., Oil Center

7:30pm-11:00pm

Admission: $15

Skyliners Big Band featuring Billie Castle and Ron Gomez perform on Saturday, July 26. Lafayette's own 20-piece jazz orchestra has been blowing the little town blues away since 1950. All are welcome at the Petroleum Club, 111 Heymann Blvd. in the Oil Center; 7:30-11:00 p.m. $15 per person at the door. For more information call 337-234-2133 or email us at skylinersbigband@gmail.com. … [Event Website]

Hugh & The Wrecking Crew

by: Acadiana 365

Agave III, 1919 Kaliste Saloom Road

6:30pm-9:30pm

Admission:

[Event Website]

Health Fair 2014

by: Acadiana 365

MLK Center, 309 Cora St.

8:30am-12:00pm

Admission:

100 Black Men of Greater Lafayette presents Health Fair 2014. In addition to screenings for high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and prostate cancer. There will be free mammograms performed. Dr. Alicia Rideau will be present to discuss and educate guests on breast disease. Breast exams will be performed by specialists Dr. James Hart. Dr. Clinton Young will be on hand to answer all your questions concerning sleep disorders and Dr. Ernest Kinchen will conduct physical exams. For more informaiton call 337-… [Event Website]

The Viatones, Carbon Poppies

by: Acadiana 365

Artmosphere, 902 Johnston St.

10:00pm

Admission: $7

[Event Website]

Cody Daigle's Playbridge Sessions

by: Acadiana 365

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

2:00pm-4:00pm

Admission: Free

Please join us at the Acadiana Center for the Arts for three successive sessions of Acadiana Wordlab (2-4 pm on the next three SATURDAYS: July 12th, 19th and 26th ) for a unique and exciting opportunity to work with playwright, Cody Daigle! Cody Daigle has generously offered his time and expertise to Acadiana Wordlab for three sessions to work intensively with writers and those who may have a curiosity about writing to focus on the specialized aspect of the craft of writing for the stage. Cody will be… [Event Website]

La Table Francaise

by: Acadiana 365

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

9:00am-12:00pm

Admission:

Last Saturday - 9 a.m.-noon, July 26, La Table Franaise. Popular Francophone gathering. Coffee and homemade treats served alongside fun topics encouraging group conversation. A true cultural immersion experience. No cost. [Event Website]

Kenny Liner

by: Acadiana 365

McGee's Landing, 1337 Henderson Levee Road

7:00pm

Admission:

[Event Website]

Kevin Sekhani

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Dog Cafe, 1211 W. Pinhook Road

5:00pm

Admission:

[Event Website]

ACT Practice Test for Teens

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

9:30 AM

Teens will get a chance to take an ACT practice test in a test-like environment on Saturday, July 26 at South Regional Library from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or at North Regional Library from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.The fully-proctored ACT test sponsored by Kaplan will show students what to expect in a test-like environment. Kaplan will send their scores by e-mail a few weeks after the test, along with a comprehensive analysis detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. Preregistration required at lplteen.net… [Event Website]

ACT Practice Test for Teens

by: Lafayette Public Library

North Regional Library

12:30 PM

Teens will get a chance to take an ACT practice test in a test-like environment on Saturday, July 26 at South Regional Library from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or at North Regional Library from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.The fully-proctored ACT test sponsored by Kaplan will show students what to expect in a test-like environment. Kaplan will send their scores by e-mail a few weeks after the test, along with a comprehensive analysis detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. Preregistration required at lplteen.net… [Event Website]

Cajun Jam

by: Acadiana 365

Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road

1:00pm-3:30pm

Admission:

Join Vermilionville for their weekly Cajun Jam led by some of the areas finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for jam only and does not include entry to the park. For more info on the jam host visit the events calendar at vermilionville.org. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams! … [Event Website]

Intermediate and Advanced Canoe/Kayak Guided Paddle Trip

by: Acadiana 365

Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road

8:30am-11:30am

Admission: $10

This paddle trip is geared towards the paddler with an experience level of intermediate to advanced skills. This is a guided paddle trip where participants will be able to venture further into the depths of the Bayou Vermilion and enjoy the beauty of the bayou free from the distractions of the mechanized world. Cost is $10 per person. Contact Greg at RecAndEd@BayouVermilionDistr… [Event Website]

Teche Area Farmers Market

by: Acadiana 365

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]

Denise P. Breaux Memorial Red Fish Derby

by: Acadiana 365

Quintana Boat Landing, LA 329 & Beach Lane, Cypremort Point

6:00am-6:00pm

Admission:

Red fish rodeo with cash prizes. 3 Fish Stringer 16"-27" slot. Kids division. Live entertainment by Wayne & Same Ol' 2 Step Zydeco Band from 2 - 6 p.m. Food and refreshments available. Registration Friday, July 25 from 6 - 9 p.m. with dinner, refreshments and DJ. Quintana Boat Landing, LA 329 & Beach Lane, Cypremort Point, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-519-3611, DPBRedFishDerby.com, Facebook.com/DPBMemorial

Louisiana Stock Horse Association Show

by: Acadiana 365

SugArena, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy 3212), New Iberia

9:00am-6:00pm

Admission:

State stock horse show and competition. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539, SugArena.com, Facebook.com/Pages/SugArena [Event Website]

Showtunes Sing-Along

by: Acadiana 365

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

7:00pm-11:00pm

Admission:

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]

IPAL Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

by: Acadiana 365

Essanee Theatre, 12 Iberia St., New Iberia

7:30pm

Admission:

Youth musical, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., 337-256-0604, IPALTheater.com, Facebook.com/Pages/Iberia-Performing-Arts-League/154935504620932 [Event Website]

Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission: $550

Acting Up (in Acadiana), the resident professional theatre company at the Acadiana Center for the Arts announces that registration for The Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble's twelfth season begins March 5, 2014. The 15-day intensive performing arts camp runs July 6-20 and 24-26, 2014 with performances of Taming of the Shrew on July 18, 19, 20, 25 & 26, 2014; all activities take place at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Students ages 10-Senior in high school play all of the roles in this rollicki… [Event Website]

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:30pm

Admission: free

Join the Center for Louisiana Studies and the South Regional Library on Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 pm, for a book talk by Michael Marshall on "Gallant Creoles: A History of the Donaldsonville Cannoniers." Composed of Creole and Cajun citizen-soldiers, the Donaldsonville Canonniers were originally organized as a militia company in 1837 and were one of the most active and highly regarded Louisiana units during the American Civil War. Known as the Donaldsonville Artillery during the conflict, the Canonniers… [Event Website]

Invitational Exhibit with Lesprit du Metal

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd.

7:00pm

Admission:

Invitational Exhibit The Lafayette Art Association is hosting an Invitational Exhibit with Lesprit du Metal in the Main Gallery from June 3rd to August 10th. This exhibit will include jewelry, painting, ceramics, textiles, glass, photography, and more. A special guest speaker, Holly Gage, internationally known artist & instructor will present, Igniting the Inferno of Creative Desire, andl close the event at a free, public reception on Sunday, August 10th, from 4:30-7:00pm. June 25 - July 30 … [Event Website]

Market at the Horse Farm

by: Acadiana 365

Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston St.

4:00pm-7:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm is one of the few places in town that consistently encourages kids to play with their food (sorry, parents). On Saturday, July 19th, children of all ages are invited to gather under the Welcome Tent during Market hours to make fruit and vegetable themed art projects with their seasonal Market finds. From pepper stamps to potato people, the possibilities are endless! This week, the Market celebrates the Monthly Art Market and Lafayette Travel Food P… [Event Website]

Domingue Center Volleyball Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Domingue Recreation Center, 901 Mudd Ave.

3:00pm-5:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Free Volleyball Camp for Girls ages 8-13years of age at the Domingue Recreation Center. Camp Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00pm-5:00pm. The dates of the camp is June 2nd thru July 31st. The camp is free of charge. Space is limited. To Register call Maxine at (337)366-7828. Please announce frequently on your show.

Upcoming Summer Camps

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
SUMMER PIANO & VISUAL ARTS CAMP This Summer, the ASO Conservatory of Music is offering a Piano Camp for students of various ages and levels, to provide students with some supplemental FUN and learning experiences, to get a chance to explore new styles or areas of interest in all things PIANO! The Camps will also include art workshops so students can explore different ways of expression through music and visual art. Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided throughout the day. Mo… [Event Website]

Word Crawl: A Festival of Words Fundraiser

by: Acadiana 365

Acadiana

Admission:

The Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective, Inc. invites area writers to participate in a fundraiser for 7th Annual Festival of Words. Participants are invited to seek sponsors and read at a literary Word Crawl in Downtown Lafayette on September 13. Fundraising takes place between June 25 and August 15. Participants will raise funds by asking friends and family to sponsor them for the Word Crawl. Writers who raise a total of $100 (or more), secure a 10-minute spot to perform original poetry/spoken… [Event Website]

Historic Fencing Class

by: Acadiana 365

Girard Park Recreation Building, 500 Girard Park Drive

7:00pm-9:00pm

Admission: $50

Historic Fencing Class Renaissance-era swordplay with the Rapier, the ancestor to modern sport fencing. Hands-on class in sword fighting with the rapier, alone and with dagger, cloak, and buckler. Sessions begin May 27 and July 29, 2014 M/F Equipment provided. Space is limited Location: Girard Park Recreation Building Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 Cost: $50 for 8 sessions Information: Jeff Harris 269-0517 or Jefshar1@Juno.com… [Event Website]

Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will exhibit 60 drawings, prints and paintings on paper by twentieth century and contemporary masters, originally exhibited at the Art Museum of South Texas from May 17 through August 16. This stellar group of American and international artists, including Josef Albers, Milton Avery, Lee Krasner, Sol Lewitt and Andy Warhol, exemplifies the contemporary practice, including finished works of art, studies for future development, or, in the case of prints, as a means of wi… [Event Website]

Earth and Element: The Art of George Dunbar

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will showcase the intricate layered sculptures and paintings of New Orleans artist, George Dunbar, for a summer showing from May 31 through August 30. While Dunbar had once moved earth and soil as a land developer by day, at night he would perfect his artistry through molding delicate layers of clay. Dunbar, now a prolific and much collected fine artist demonstrates his artistry through a merging of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, of delicacy and power throug… [Event Website]

The Walter Anderson Family Legacy: Shearwater Pottery

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will showcase the works of Walter Anderson and the Andersons familys Shearwater Pottery and paintings, from the personal collections of Don Fuson and UL Alumnus, George S. Dod Stewart, Jr., from June 7 through September 6. Walter Anderson is best known for his stylized paintings of flora and fauna of the Mississippi Coast but this exhibit will also highlight the little known artistic heritage of his family, including that of his mother, Annette McConnell Anderson, … [Event Website]

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Exhibit

by: Acadiana 365

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 515 Cathedral St.

Admission: Free

Cathedral Museum Mon - Thu 9 - 4 Fri 9 - 12 noon Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist 515 Cathedral Street Lafayette, LA 70501-6701 www.saintjohncathedral.org 337-232-1322 Religious Photos of Cathedral altars at home and abroad, Germany and Austria. By: Photo Artist Dr. Cecil Fuselier… [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.

A Mid City Night's Dream

by: Rue Cou Cou

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

The summer art hop sponsored by the Mid City Merchants Association is a delightful evening of art, shopping & refreshments. Participating businesses at 1857 Government Street are Dcor Rouge, Mosaic Garden, Rue Cou Cou, and Sallys Circa 1857. Participating businesses on Jefferson Highway are Elizabethan Gallery, Natures Gallery, Reginellis Pizzeria and, Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop. The event is free to the public, and many locations offer complimentary refreshments. The Mid City Art and Design District… [Event Website]

Summer Carnival

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per chi

Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!… [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds,411 South Richard St,Delcambre,LA,70528

Varies

Admission: Fri., $5; Sat., $10; Wed

Come enjoy a shrimp cook-off, pageants, fais-do-do, food, carnival rides, and the blessing of the fleet. [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]

Roberts Cove Germanfest

by: LCVC

St. Leo Catholic Church,7212 Roberts Cove rd.,Rayne,LA,70578

Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Admission Fee

Variety of German foods and beverages, German bands, singers and dancers, folklore, rice threshing demonstrations, kiddie land, antique farm equipment. [Event Website]

Harvest Moon Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Main Street, Franklin, LA,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Welcome fall with all-day festivities on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live entertainment, concessions, children's activities, arts & crafts, a 5K run/walk, a classic car show and a BBQ cook-off. [Event Website]

22nd Annual Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar & Festival

by: LCVC

Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

10 a.m.-Midnight

This festival, which takes place the first weekend in November, features liveCreole and zydeco music, Creole food favorites. Gospel choir concert, parade, raffles, games and more.Sunday parade at 1pm from Landry Street to Union Street. [Event Website]

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014

Louisiana Outdoor Expo

by: LCVC

Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8.50* - Adults, $3.50*

Louisiana Outdoor Expo The Louisiana Outdoor Expo is back in 2014. Be sure to check out all the excitement as the best in outdoors, from hunting to fishing to everything outdoors takes over the Cajundome and Convention Center. [Event Website]

L'Esprit du Metal

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd.

L'Esprit du Metal Lesprit du Metal (LDM), in conjunction with the LAA, has assembled an Invitational Exhibit to hang in the Main Gallery. While the major exhibit showcases the amazing jewelry work of LDM members, it will also feature their works in other mediums: painting, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, glass, photography, etc. In addition to member work, several guest jewelry/metal instructors and Honorary Members, such as Thomas Mann, have been invited to be on display. The show closes with a free, public reception on… [Event Website]
Other Events

Ride for Farrah

by: Acadiana 365

The District, 4607 Johnston St.

8:00am-6:00pm

The District presents Ride for Farrah benefiting St. Jude cancer patient Farrah Courville. Ride for Farrah features a round trip from Lafayette with a stop in Drouet Park in Turkey Creek on Sunday, July 27, from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Afterwards, the District will host a Jeep and Motorcycle ride, BBQ Cook-off, men and women's raffles, live and silent auctions, 50/50 raffles and music from Ashton Dupre and Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys

Peter Pan: The Untold Story

by: Acadiana 365

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

2:00pm

Admission:

Peter Pan: The Untold Story The Historic Delta Grand Theatre is thrilled to announce its second summer youth theatre production, PETER PAN: THE UNTOLD STORY. Children and grownups alike have loved the magical tale of Peter Pan -- the boy who could fly -- and his heartwarming friendship with Wendy and the Darlings. But have you ever wondered how Peter Pan became Peter Pan? That story is an adventure, filled with pirates and stowaways, magic and adventure, all centered around one young boy who will become the magical Peter Pan and the g… [Event Website]

Caleb Elliott, Sam Broussard

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Dog Cafe, 1211 W. Pinhook Road

5:00pm

Admission:

[Event Website]

Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin' Cajuns

by: Acadiana 365

Whiskey River, 1365 Henderson Levee Road, Henderson

4:00pm-8:00pm

Admission:

[Event Website]

Bal du Dimanche with Lil' Pookie & the Zydeco Sensations

by: Acadiana 365

Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road

1:00pm-4:00pm

Admission: $10

Dance the afternoon away with Lil Pookie & the Zydeco Sensations at Vermilionville's weekly Sunday Dance. Refreshments will be available for this smoke-free all ages show at Vermilionville's Performance Center. Visit the calendar of events at vermilionville.org for more information. Bal du Dimanche is held every Sunday. $10 admission is for dance only and does not include entry to the park. … [Event Website]

IPAL Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

by: Acadiana 365

Essanee Theatre, 12 Iberia St., New Iberia

3:00pm

Admission:

Youth musical, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., 337-256-0604, IPALTheater.com, Facebook.com/Pages/Iberia-Performing-Arts-League/154935504620932 [Event Website]

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:30pm

Admission: free

Join the Center for Louisiana Studies and the South Regional Library on Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 pm, for a book talk by Michael Marshall on "Gallant Creoles: A History of the Donaldsonville Cannoniers." Composed of Creole and Cajun citizen-soldiers, the Donaldsonville Canonniers were originally organized as a militia company in 1837 and were one of the most active and highly regarded Louisiana units during the American Civil War. Known as the Donaldsonville Artillery during the conflict, the Canonniers… [Event Website]

Invitational Exhibit with Lesprit du Metal

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd.

7:00pm

Admission:

Invitational Exhibit The Lafayette Art Association is hosting an Invitational Exhibit with Lesprit du Metal in the Main Gallery from June 3rd to August 10th. This exhibit will include jewelry, painting, ceramics, textiles, glass, photography, and more. A special guest speaker, Holly Gage, internationally known artist & instructor will present, Igniting the Inferno of Creative Desire, andl close the event at a free, public reception on Sunday, August 10th, from 4:30-7:00pm. June 25 - July 30 … [Event Website]

Market at the Horse Farm

by: Acadiana 365

Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston St.

4:00pm-7:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm is one of the few places in town that consistently encourages kids to play with their food (sorry, parents). On Saturday, July 19th, children of all ages are invited to gather under the Welcome Tent during Market hours to make fruit and vegetable themed art projects with their seasonal Market finds. From pepper stamps to potato people, the possibilities are endless! This week, the Market celebrates the Monthly Art Market and Lafayette Travel Food P… [Event Website]

Domingue Center Volleyball Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Domingue Recreation Center, 901 Mudd Ave.

3:00pm-5:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Free Volleyball Camp for Girls ages 8-13years of age at the Domingue Recreation Center. Camp Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00pm-5:00pm. The dates of the camp is June 2nd thru July 31st. The camp is free of charge. Space is limited. To Register call Maxine at (337)366-7828. Please announce frequently on your show.

Upcoming Summer Camps

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
SUMMER PIANO & VISUAL ARTS CAMP This Summer, the ASO Conservatory of Music is offering a Piano Camp for students of various ages and levels, to provide students with some supplemental FUN and learning experiences, to get a chance to explore new styles or areas of interest in all things PIANO! The Camps will also include art workshops so students can explore different ways of expression through music and visual art. Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided throughout the day. Mo… [Event Website]

Word Crawl: A Festival of Words Fundraiser

by: Acadiana 365

Acadiana

Admission:

The Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective, Inc. invites area writers to participate in a fundraiser for 7th Annual Festival of Words. Participants are invited to seek sponsors and read at a literary Word Crawl in Downtown Lafayette on September 13. Fundraising takes place between June 25 and August 15. Participants will raise funds by asking friends and family to sponsor them for the Word Crawl. Writers who raise a total of $100 (or more), secure a 10-minute spot to perform original poetry/spoken… [Event Website]

Historic Fencing Class

by: Acadiana 365

Girard Park Recreation Building, 500 Girard Park Drive

7:00pm-9:00pm

Admission: $50

Historic Fencing Class Renaissance-era swordplay with the Rapier, the ancestor to modern sport fencing. Hands-on class in sword fighting with the rapier, alone and with dagger, cloak, and buckler. Sessions begin May 27 and July 29, 2014 M/F Equipment provided. Space is limited Location: Girard Park Recreation Building Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 Cost: $50 for 8 sessions Information: Jeff Harris 269-0517 or Jefshar1@Juno.com… [Event Website]

Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will exhibit 60 drawings, prints and paintings on paper by twentieth century and contemporary masters, originally exhibited at the Art Museum of South Texas from May 17 through August 16. This stellar group of American and international artists, including Josef Albers, Milton Avery, Lee Krasner, Sol Lewitt and Andy Warhol, exemplifies the contemporary practice, including finished works of art, studies for future development, or, in the case of prints, as a means of wi… [Event Website]

Earth and Element: The Art of George Dunbar

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will showcase the intricate layered sculptures and paintings of New Orleans artist, George Dunbar, for a summer showing from May 31 through August 30. While Dunbar had once moved earth and soil as a land developer by day, at night he would perfect his artistry through molding delicate layers of clay. Dunbar, now a prolific and much collected fine artist demonstrates his artistry through a merging of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, of delicacy and power throug… [Event Website]

The Walter Anderson Family Legacy: Shearwater Pottery

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will showcase the works of Walter Anderson and the Andersons familys Shearwater Pottery and paintings, from the personal collections of Don Fuson and UL Alumnus, George S. Dod Stewart, Jr., from June 7 through September 6. Walter Anderson is best known for his stylized paintings of flora and fauna of the Mississippi Coast but this exhibit will also highlight the little known artistic heritage of his family, including that of his mother, Annette McConnell Anderson, … [Event Website]

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Exhibit

by: Acadiana 365

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 515 Cathedral St.

Admission: Free

Cathedral Museum Mon - Thu 9 - 4 Fri 9 - 12 noon Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist 515 Cathedral Street Lafayette, LA 70501-6701 www.saintjohncathedral.org 337-232-1322 Religious Photos of Cathedral altars at home and abroad, Germany and Austria. By: Photo Artist Dr. Cecil Fuselier… [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.

A Mid City Night's Dream

by: Rue Cou Cou

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

The summer art hop sponsored by the Mid City Merchants Association is a delightful evening of art, shopping & refreshments. Participating businesses at 1857 Government Street are Dcor Rouge, Mosaic Garden, Rue Cou Cou, and Sallys Circa 1857. Participating businesses on Jefferson Highway are Elizabethan Gallery, Natures Gallery, Reginellis Pizzeria and, Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop. The event is free to the public, and many locations offer complimentary refreshments. The Mid City Art and Design District… [Event Website]

Summer Carnival

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per chi

Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!… [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds,411 South Richard St,Delcambre,LA,70528

Varies

Admission: Fri., $5; Sat., $10; Wed

Come enjoy a shrimp cook-off, pageants, fais-do-do, food, carnival rides, and the blessing of the fleet. [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]

Roberts Cove Germanfest

by: LCVC

St. Leo Catholic Church,7212 Roberts Cove rd.,Rayne,LA,70578

Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Admission Fee

Variety of German foods and beverages, German bands, singers and dancers, folklore, rice threshing demonstrations, kiddie land, antique farm equipment. [Event Website]

Harvest Moon Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Main Street, Franklin, LA,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Welcome fall with all-day festivities on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live entertainment, concessions, children's activities, arts & crafts, a 5K run/walk, a classic car show and a BBQ cook-off. [Event Website]

22nd Annual Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar & Festival

by: LCVC

Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

10 a.m.-Midnight

This festival, which takes place the first weekend in November, features liveCreole and zydeco music, Creole food favorites. Gospel choir concert, parade, raffles, games and more.Sunday parade at 1pm from Landry Street to Union Street. [Event Website]

Monday, Jul 28, 2014

Les Vues Film Series presents 'The Soloist'

by: Acadiana 365

Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road

6:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

Les Vues Film Series presents 'The Soloist' The community is invited to join the Bayou Vermilion Districts Vermilionville for their free monthly cultural film series, Les Vues, held the last Monday of the month (except for holidays) at 6:30 p.m. in their Performance Center. The free film series is curated by filmmakers and enthusiasts, mostly from around the state. The films will center around the curators interest and can range from features, documentaries, student film, shorts, animation, etc. Following the screenings will be an open discussion… [Event Website]

L'Esprit du Metal

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd.

L'Esprit du Metal Lesprit du Metal (LDM), in conjunction with the LAA, has assembled an Invitational Exhibit to hang in the Main Gallery. While the major exhibit showcases the amazing jewelry work of LDM members, it will also feature their works in other mediums: painting, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, glass, photography, etc. In addition to member work, several guest jewelry/metal instructors and Honorary Members, such as Thomas Mann, have been invited to be on display. The show closes with a free, public reception on… [Event Website]
Other Events

3eme Lundi

by: Acadiana 365

Acadian Memorial, 121 S. New Market St., St. Martinville

3:00pm

Admission:

In 2003, the Canadian Premier, the Queen of Englands representative, signed a proclamation acknowledging the wrongs committed in the name of the English crown to the Acadians beginning in 1755. July 28 was also named a Day of Commemoration in Canada. Join the Acadian Memorial in paying tribute and honor to those Acadian ancestors. No Admission. 3:00pm. Call 337-394-2258 for more information.… [Event Website]

Gentle Yoga for Adults

by: Lafayette Public Library

North Regional Library

6:00 PM

Certified yoga instructors lead a slow flow style of hatha yoga in this series of free classes. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Register at LafayettePublicLibrary.org for each date you are interested in attending. Registration begins Monday, May 26.North Regional Library896-6323June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28… [Event Website]

INTEGRATING WORD & EXCEL: Free Computer Class

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

9:30 AM

Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson will teach computer classes. Prerequisite: Word Processing and SpreadsheetsMaterial covered: Learn how to integrate spreadsheets and charts into word processing documents [Event Website]

Day of Remembrance

by: Acadiana 365

Acadian Memorial, 121 S. New Market St., St. Martinville

3:30pm-5:30pm

Admission:

In 2003, the Governor General of Canda, the Queen of Englands representative, signed a proclamation acknowledging the wrongs committed in the name of the English crown to the Acadians beginning in 1755. July 28 was also named a Day of Commemoration in Canada. Marty Guidry will be inducted into the Order of Living Legends. Free admission to the Acadian Memorial and Cultural Heritage Center. 3:30-5:30pm. Call 337-394-2258 for more information. … [Event Website]

Folklife Workshop for Educators

by: Acadiana 365

Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road

8:00am-4:30pm

Admission: Free

The Vermilionville Living History Museum Foundation is offering an engaging, hands-on professional development workshop, free for educators on Monday, July 28 and Tuesday, July 29 from 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. at Vermilionville. Participants will learn invaluable skills in folklife, interviewing, documentation and design of folk-life integrated lessons across disciplines and classroom residencies. The workshop is for teachers of grades 4-12 both in regular classroom settings and in French Immersion pathways (wor… [Event Website]

National Endowment for the Arts Workshop

by: Acadiana 365

Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road

Admission: Free

Vermilionville is partnering with Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education to provide teachers with a two-day professional development workshop at Vermilionville's Folklife Park. Participants will learn about folklife and how to use it as an engaging spring board to teach core curriculum. The workshop will be an exciting hands-on immersion experience with folklorists, master teachers, and local artists. Topics will include teaching the interview process, traditional crafts and musi… [Event Website]

Lafayette Animal Aid Adventure Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Animal Aid Facility, 141 Le Medicin Road, Carencro

10:00am-12:00pm

Admission: $100

Lafayette Animal Aid presents Adventure Camp where children ages 6 to 10 can read to animals, enjoy playtime with furry friends, arts and crafts and more. Snacks will be provided. Admission is $100 per child. For more information, contact Joan Guidry at 337-303-5945 or animalaidcamp@yahoo.com.

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:30pm

Admission: free

Join the Center for Louisiana Studies and the South Regional Library on Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 pm, for a book talk by Michael Marshall on "Gallant Creoles: A History of the Donaldsonville Cannoniers." Composed of Creole and Cajun citizen-soldiers, the Donaldsonville Canonniers were originally organized as a militia company in 1837 and were one of the most active and highly regarded Louisiana units during the American Civil War. Known as the Donaldsonville Artillery during the conflict, the Canonniers… [Event Website]

Clare Cook Dance Workshop

by: Acadiana 365

DeLarue Dance Center, 100 Sycamore Drive

1:00pm-4:00pm

Admission: $150

Clare Cook Dance Theater will also host a dance workshop for advanced dancers (Age 13 through Adults) on Monday, July 28 Friday, August 1, from 1:00-4:00pm, for $150. Classes will be offered in modern, ballet, jazz, musical theatre, improvisation and hip hop. CCDT repertory from The Firebird and other notable musical theatre repertory will be taught. Those dancers interested in auditioning for The Firebird are encouraged to attend the workshop if possible. Email ccdt@clar… [Event Website]

ASO Expedition Acadiana

by: Acadiana 365

Epiphany Day School

8:30am-3:30pm

Admission:

This is truly a summer experience like NO OTHER! Summer campers will get the chance to visit some of Acadiana's most exciting and interesting places - all through the Explorer's perspective! Each day, we'll explore a new part of Acadiana and learn about how each place is a vital and important part of our culture and area. A week-long Scavenger Hunt from place to place will culminate as explorers gather information and "clues" to assemble pieces of a puzzle about Acadiana! Students must bring their own lun… [Event Website]

Invitational Exhibit with Lesprit du Metal

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd.

7:00pm

Admission:

Invitational Exhibit The Lafayette Art Association is hosting an Invitational Exhibit with Lesprit du Metal in the Main Gallery from June 3rd to August 10th. This exhibit will include jewelry, painting, ceramics, textiles, glass, photography, and more. A special guest speaker, Holly Gage, internationally known artist & instructor will present, Igniting the Inferno of Creative Desire, andl close the event at a free, public reception on Sunday, August 10th, from 4:30-7:00pm. June 25 - July 30 … [Event Website]

Market at the Horse Farm

by: Acadiana 365

Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston St.

4:00pm-7:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm is one of the few places in town that consistently encourages kids to play with their food (sorry, parents). On Saturday, July 19th, children of all ages are invited to gather under the Welcome Tent during Market hours to make fruit and vegetable themed art projects with their seasonal Market finds. From pepper stamps to potato people, the possibilities are endless! This week, the Market celebrates the Monthly Art Market and Lafayette Travel Food P… [Event Website]

Domingue Center Volleyball Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Domingue Recreation Center, 901 Mudd Ave.

3:00pm-5:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Free Volleyball Camp for Girls ages 8-13years of age at the Domingue Recreation Center. Camp Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00pm-5:00pm. The dates of the camp is June 2nd thru July 31st. The camp is free of charge. Space is limited. To Register call Maxine at (337)366-7828. Please announce frequently on your show.

Upcoming Summer Camps

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
SUMMER PIANO & VISUAL ARTS CAMP This Summer, the ASO Conservatory of Music is offering a Piano Camp for students of various ages and levels, to provide students with some supplemental FUN and learning experiences, to get a chance to explore new styles or areas of interest in all things PIANO! The Camps will also include art workshops so students can explore different ways of expression through music and visual art. Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided throughout the day. Mo… [Event Website]

Word Crawl: A Festival of Words Fundraiser

by: Acadiana 365

Acadiana

Admission:

The Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective, Inc. invites area writers to participate in a fundraiser for 7th Annual Festival of Words. Participants are invited to seek sponsors and read at a literary Word Crawl in Downtown Lafayette on September 13. Fundraising takes place between June 25 and August 15. Participants will raise funds by asking friends and family to sponsor them for the Word Crawl. Writers who raise a total of $100 (or more), secure a 10-minute spot to perform original poetry/spoken… [Event Website]

Historic Fencing Class

by: Acadiana 365

Girard Park Recreation Building, 500 Girard Park Drive

7:00pm-9:00pm

Admission: $50

Historic Fencing Class Renaissance-era swordplay with the Rapier, the ancestor to modern sport fencing. Hands-on class in sword fighting with the rapier, alone and with dagger, cloak, and buckler. Sessions begin May 27 and July 29, 2014 M/F Equipment provided. Space is limited Location: Girard Park Recreation Building Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 Cost: $50 for 8 sessions Information: Jeff Harris 269-0517 or Jefshar1@Juno.com… [Event Website]

Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will exhibit 60 drawings, prints and paintings on paper by twentieth century and contemporary masters, originally exhibited at the Art Museum of South Texas from May 17 through August 16. This stellar group of American and international artists, including Josef Albers, Milton Avery, Lee Krasner, Sol Lewitt and Andy Warhol, exemplifies the contemporary practice, including finished works of art, studies for future development, or, in the case of prints, as a means of wi… [Event Website]

Earth and Element: The Art of George Dunbar

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will showcase the intricate layered sculptures and paintings of New Orleans artist, George Dunbar, for a summer showing from May 31 through August 30. While Dunbar had once moved earth and soil as a land developer by day, at night he would perfect his artistry through molding delicate layers of clay. Dunbar, now a prolific and much collected fine artist demonstrates his artistry through a merging of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, of delicacy and power throug… [Event Website]

The Walter Anderson Family Legacy: Shearwater Pottery

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will showcase the works of Walter Anderson and the Andersons familys Shearwater Pottery and paintings, from the personal collections of Don Fuson and UL Alumnus, George S. Dod Stewart, Jr., from June 7 through September 6. Walter Anderson is best known for his stylized paintings of flora and fauna of the Mississippi Coast but this exhibit will also highlight the little known artistic heritage of his family, including that of his mother, Annette McConnell Anderson, … [Event Website]

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Exhibit

by: Acadiana 365

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 515 Cathedral St.

Admission: Free

Cathedral Museum Mon - Thu 9 - 4 Fri 9 - 12 noon Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist 515 Cathedral Street Lafayette, LA 70501-6701 www.saintjohncathedral.org 337-232-1322 Religious Photos of Cathedral altars at home and abroad, Germany and Austria. By: Photo Artist Dr. Cecil Fuselier… [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.

A Mid City Night's Dream

by: Rue Cou Cou

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

The summer art hop sponsored by the Mid City Merchants Association is a delightful evening of art, shopping & refreshments. Participating businesses at 1857 Government Street are Dcor Rouge, Mosaic Garden, Rue Cou Cou, and Sallys Circa 1857. Participating businesses on Jefferson Highway are Elizabethan Gallery, Natures Gallery, Reginellis Pizzeria and, Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop. The event is free to the public, and many locations offer complimentary refreshments. The Mid City Art and Design District… [Event Website]

Summer Carnival

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per chi

Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!… [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds,411 South Richard St,Delcambre,LA,70528

Varies

Admission: Fri., $5; Sat., $10; Wed

Come enjoy a shrimp cook-off, pageants, fais-do-do, food, carnival rides, and the blessing of the fleet. [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]

Roberts Cove Germanfest

by: LCVC

St. Leo Catholic Church,7212 Roberts Cove rd.,Rayne,LA,70578

Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Admission Fee

Variety of German foods and beverages, German bands, singers and dancers, folklore, rice threshing demonstrations, kiddie land, antique farm equipment. [Event Website]

Harvest Moon Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Main Street, Franklin, LA,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Welcome fall with all-day festivities on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live entertainment, concessions, children's activities, arts & crafts, a 5K run/walk, a classic car show and a BBQ cook-off. [Event Website]

22nd Annual Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar & Festival

by: LCVC

Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

10 a.m.-Midnight

This festival, which takes place the first weekend in November, features liveCreole and zydeco music, Creole food favorites. Gospel choir concert, parade, raffles, games and more.Sunday parade at 1pm from Landry Street to Union Street. [Event Website]

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour

by: Acadiana 365

Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd.

8:00pm

Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, and music, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour is an electrifying production presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson's music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil unparalleled creativity. The underpinnings of THE IMMORTAL World Tour are Michael Jackson's powerful, inspirational music and lyrics - the driving force behind the show - brought to life with extraordinary power and breathless intensity. Throu… [Event Website]

STM Cheerleader Camp

by: Acadiana 365

St. Thomas More High School, 450 E. Farrel Road

9:00am-12:00pm

Admission: &95

STM Cheerleader Camp Learn cheers, jumps, dances, and chants Open to children entering grades K-8 Camp fee includes camper t-shirt, daily snacks, photo, and FUN! Register online by visiting www.stmcougars.net and clicking on summer camps. Online Registration will end July 21st. Walk-in registration ($95): 8:00-9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29 For more information regarding this years Luau themed cheer camp, please email natalie.broussard@stmc&#… [Event Website]

L'Esprit du Metal

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd.

L'Esprit du Metal Lesprit du Metal (LDM), in conjunction with the LAA, has assembled an Invitational Exhibit to hang in the Main Gallery. While the major exhibit showcases the amazing jewelry work of LDM members, it will also feature their works in other mediums: painting, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, glass, photography, etc. In addition to member work, several guest jewelry/metal instructors and Honorary Members, such as Thomas Mann, have been invited to be on display. The show closes with a free, public reception on… [Event Website]
Other Events

Teen Performance Troupe: Performances

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

10:00 AM

Teen volunteers are needed for voice actors, puppeteersand behind-the-scenes help for family puppet shows.Registration begins Friday, May 30. [Event Website]

Gator Gumbo Puppet Show

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

10:30 AM

Ages 5-12. Join us for this fun tale of poor Monsieur Gator, who has ittough in the swamp, until he comes up with a perfect plan! [Event Website]

Teche Area Farmers Market

by: Acadiana 365

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]

Folklife Workshop for Educators

by: Acadiana 365

Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road

8:00am-4:30pm

Admission: Free

The Vermilionville Living History Museum Foundation is offering an engaging, hands-on professional development workshop, free for educators on Monday, July 28 and Tuesday, July 29 from 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. at Vermilionville. Participants will learn invaluable skills in folklife, interviewing, documentation and design of folk-life integrated lessons across disciplines and classroom residencies. The workshop is for teachers of grades 4-12 both in regular classroom settings and in French Immersion pathways (wor… [Event Website]

National Endowment for the Arts Workshop

by: Acadiana 365

Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road

Admission: Free

Vermilionville is partnering with Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education to provide teachers with a two-day professional development workshop at Vermilionville's Folklife Park. Participants will learn about folklife and how to use it as an engaging spring board to teach core curriculum. The workshop will be an exciting hands-on immersion experience with folklorists, master teachers, and local artists. Topics will include teaching the interview process, traditional crafts and musi… [Event Website]

United Way Money Smart Classes

by: Acadiana 365

FoodNet, 215 E. Pinhook Road

5:30pm-7:30pm

Admission:

With half of all families living paycheck to paycheck, and with credit card and household debt continuing to rise, effectively managing ones personal finances is more important than ever. To learn how to manage your personal finances and gain financial literacy, attend an upcoming free MONEY SMART class.… [Event Website]

Lafayette Animal Aid Adventure Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Animal Aid Facility, 141 Le Medicin Road, Carencro

10:00am-12:00pm

Admission: $100

Lafayette Animal Aid presents Adventure Camp where children ages 6 to 10 can read to animals, enjoy playtime with furry friends, arts and crafts and more. Snacks will be provided. Admission is $100 per child. For more information, contact Joan Guidry at 337-303-5945 or animalaidcamp@yahoo.com.

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:30pm

Admission: free

Join the Center for Louisiana Studies and the South Regional Library on Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 pm, for a book talk by Michael Marshall on "Gallant Creoles: A History of the Donaldsonville Cannoniers." Composed of Creole and Cajun citizen-soldiers, the Donaldsonville Canonniers were originally organized as a militia company in 1837 and were one of the most active and highly regarded Louisiana units during the American Civil War. Known as the Donaldsonville Artillery during the conflict, the Canonniers… [Event Website]

Clare Cook Dance Workshop

by: Acadiana 365

DeLarue Dance Center, 100 Sycamore Drive

1:00pm-4:00pm

Admission: $150

Clare Cook Dance Theater will also host a dance workshop for advanced dancers (Age 13 through Adults) on Monday, July 28 Friday, August 1, from 1:00-4:00pm, for $150. Classes will be offered in modern, ballet, jazz, musical theatre, improvisation and hip hop. CCDT repertory from The Firebird and other notable musical theatre repertory will be taught. Those dancers interested in auditioning for The Firebird are encouraged to attend the workshop if possible. Email ccdt@clar… [Event Website]

ASO Expedition Acadiana

by: Acadiana 365

Epiphany Day School

8:30am-3:30pm

Admission:

This is truly a summer experience like NO OTHER! Summer campers will get the chance to visit some of Acadiana's most exciting and interesting places - all through the Explorer's perspective! Each day, we'll explore a new part of Acadiana and learn about how each place is a vital and important part of our culture and area. A week-long Scavenger Hunt from place to place will culminate as explorers gather information and "clues" to assemble pieces of a puzzle about Acadiana! Students must bring their own lun… [Event Website]

Invitational Exhibit with Lesprit du Metal

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd.

7:00pm

Admission:

Invitational Exhibit The Lafayette Art Association is hosting an Invitational Exhibit with Lesprit du Metal in the Main Gallery from June 3rd to August 10th. This exhibit will include jewelry, painting, ceramics, textiles, glass, photography, and more. A special guest speaker, Holly Gage, internationally known artist & instructor will present, Igniting the Inferno of Creative Desire, andl close the event at a free, public reception on Sunday, August 10th, from 4:30-7:00pm. June 25 - July 30 … [Event Website]

Market at the Horse Farm

by: Acadiana 365

Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston St.

4:00pm-7:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm is one of the few places in town that consistently encourages kids to play with their food (sorry, parents). On Saturday, July 19th, children of all ages are invited to gather under the Welcome Tent during Market hours to make fruit and vegetable themed art projects with their seasonal Market finds. From pepper stamps to potato people, the possibilities are endless! This week, the Market celebrates the Monthly Art Market and Lafayette Travel Food P… [Event Website]

Domingue Center Volleyball Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Domingue Recreation Center, 901 Mudd Ave.

3:00pm-5:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Free Volleyball Camp for Girls ages 8-13years of age at the Domingue Recreation Center. Camp Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00pm-5:00pm. The dates of the camp is June 2nd thru July 31st. The camp is free of charge. Space is limited. To Register call Maxine at (337)366-7828. Please announce frequently on your show.

Upcoming Summer Camps

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
SUMMER PIANO & VISUAL ARTS CAMP This Summer, the ASO Conservatory of Music is offering a Piano Camp for students of various ages and levels, to provide students with some supplemental FUN and learning experiences, to get a chance to explore new styles or areas of interest in all things PIANO! The Camps will also include art workshops so students can explore different ways of expression through music and visual art. Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided throughout the day. Mo… [Event Website]

Word Crawl: A Festival of Words Fundraiser

by: Acadiana 365

Acadiana

Admission:

The Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective, Inc. invites area writers to participate in a fundraiser for 7th Annual Festival of Words. Participants are invited to seek sponsors and read at a literary Word Crawl in Downtown Lafayette on September 13. Fundraising takes place between June 25 and August 15. Participants will raise funds by asking friends and family to sponsor them for the Word Crawl. Writers who raise a total of $100 (or more), secure a 10-minute spot to perform original poetry/spoken… [Event Website]

Historic Fencing Class

by: Acadiana 365

Girard Park Recreation Building, 500 Girard Park Drive

7:00pm-9:00pm

Admission: $50

Historic Fencing Class Renaissance-era swordplay with the Rapier, the ancestor to modern sport fencing. Hands-on class in sword fighting with the rapier, alone and with dagger, cloak, and buckler. Sessions begin May 27 and July 29, 2014 M/F Equipment provided. Space is limited Location: Girard Park Recreation Building Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 Cost: $50 for 8 sessions Information: Jeff Harris 269-0517 or Jefshar1@Juno.com… [Event Website]

Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will exhibit 60 drawings, prints and paintings on paper by twentieth century and contemporary masters, originally exhibited at the Art Museum of South Texas from May 17 through August 16. This stellar group of American and international artists, including Josef Albers, Milton Avery, Lee Krasner, Sol Lewitt and Andy Warhol, exemplifies the contemporary practice, including finished works of art, studies for future development, or, in the case of prints, as a means of wi… [Event Website]

Earth and Element: The Art of George Dunbar

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will showcase the intricate layered sculptures and paintings of New Orleans artist, George Dunbar, for a summer showing from May 31 through August 30. While Dunbar had once moved earth and soil as a land developer by day, at night he would perfect his artistry through molding delicate layers of clay. Dunbar, now a prolific and much collected fine artist demonstrates his artistry through a merging of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, of delicacy and power throug… [Event Website]

The Walter Anderson Family Legacy: Shearwater Pottery

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will showcase the works of Walter Anderson and the Andersons familys Shearwater Pottery and paintings, from the personal collections of Don Fuson and UL Alumnus, George S. Dod Stewart, Jr., from June 7 through September 6. Walter Anderson is best known for his stylized paintings of flora and fauna of the Mississippi Coast but this exhibit will also highlight the little known artistic heritage of his family, including that of his mother, Annette McConnell Anderson, … [Event Website]

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Exhibit

by: Acadiana 365

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 515 Cathedral St.

Admission: Free

Cathedral Museum Mon - Thu 9 - 4 Fri 9 - 12 noon Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist 515 Cathedral Street Lafayette, LA 70501-6701 www.saintjohncathedral.org 337-232-1322 Religious Photos of Cathedral altars at home and abroad, Germany and Austria. By: Photo Artist Dr. Cecil Fuselier… [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.

A Mid City Night's Dream

by: Rue Cou Cou

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

The summer art hop sponsored by the Mid City Merchants Association is a delightful evening of art, shopping & refreshments. Participating businesses at 1857 Government Street are Dcor Rouge, Mosaic Garden, Rue Cou Cou, and Sallys Circa 1857. Participating businesses on Jefferson Highway are Elizabethan Gallery, Natures Gallery, Reginellis Pizzeria and, Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop. The event is free to the public, and many locations offer complimentary refreshments. The Mid City Art and Design District… [Event Website]

Summer Carnival

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per chi

Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!… [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds,411 South Richard St,Delcambre,LA,70528

Varies

Admission: Fri., $5; Sat., $10; Wed

Come enjoy a shrimp cook-off, pageants, fais-do-do, food, carnival rides, and the blessing of the fleet. [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]

Roberts Cove Germanfest

by: LCVC

St. Leo Catholic Church,7212 Roberts Cove rd.,Rayne,LA,70578

Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Admission Fee

Variety of German foods and beverages, German bands, singers and dancers, folklore, rice threshing demonstrations, kiddie land, antique farm equipment. [Event Website]

Harvest Moon Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Main Street, Franklin, LA,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Welcome fall with all-day festivities on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live entertainment, concessions, children's activities, arts & crafts, a 5K run/walk, a classic car show and a BBQ cook-off. [Event Website]

22nd Annual Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar & Festival

by: LCVC

Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

10 a.m.-Midnight

This festival, which takes place the first weekend in November, features liveCreole and zydeco music, Creole food favorites. Gospel choir concert, parade, raffles, games and more.Sunday parade at 1pm from Landry Street to Union Street. [Event Website]

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Silverbacks Improv Theatre

by: Acadiana 365

Theatre 810, 810 Jefferson St.

7:30pm

Admission: $7, $5

Silverbacks Improv Theatre The Silverbacks will follow up its sold out show of Lafayette Famous with Jim Hummel, by introducing their newest member, Monique R. Morton, at Theatre 810 on Wednesday July 30th. Recently The Sivlerbacks lost a performer, Jason Petitjean, to higher education when he moved to Shreveport; and needed someone to fill that void. Ironically, Monique is a Shreveport native who moved to Lafayette a year ago from Los Angeles after completing her M.F.A at Cal State L.A. Monique is an actor and writer who studied imp… [Event Website]

Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour

by: Acadiana 365

Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd.

8:00pm

Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, and music, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour is an electrifying production presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson's music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil unparalleled creativity. The underpinnings of THE IMMORTAL World Tour are Michael Jackson's powerful, inspirational music and lyrics - the driving force behind the show - brought to life with extraordinary power and breathless intensity. Throu… [Event Website]

STM Cheerleader Camp

by: Acadiana 365

St. Thomas More High School, 450 E. Farrel Road

9:00am-12:00pm

Admission: &95

STM Cheerleader Camp Learn cheers, jumps, dances, and chants Open to children entering grades K-8 Camp fee includes camper t-shirt, daily snacks, photo, and FUN! Register online by visiting www.stmcougars.net and clicking on summer camps. Online Registration will end July 21st. Walk-in registration ($95): 8:00-9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29 For more information regarding this years Luau themed cheer camp, please email natalie.broussard@stmc&#… [Event Website]

L'Esprit du Metal

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd.

L'Esprit du Metal Lesprit du Metal (LDM), in conjunction with the LAA, has assembled an Invitational Exhibit to hang in the Main Gallery. While the major exhibit showcases the amazing jewelry work of LDM members, it will also feature their works in other mediums: painting, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, glass, photography, etc. In addition to member work, several guest jewelry/metal instructors and Honorary Members, such as Thomas Mann, have been invited to be on display. The show closes with a free, public reception on… [Event Website]
Other Events

Pepper Taste Test at the Penultimate Mid-Week Market

by: Acadiana 365

Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston St.

4:00pm-7:00pm

Admission:

From sweet to spicy, orange to green, a spectrum of pepper variety can be found at this weeks second-to-last Summer Evening Mid-Week Market at the Horse Farm. The Market will offer a pepper taste test table under the Welcome Tent for Market goers to sample the flavors of the season. Local farmers are ready to meet all pepper cravings, whether its are spicing up nachos with jalapeo peppers, adding a tangy flavor to salads with banana peppers, meeting the recommended daily vitamin C intake with bell peppers… [Event Website]

Cajun Jam

by: Acadiana 365

Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St.

8:00pm

Admission:

[Event Website]

French Wine Dinner

by: Acadiana 365

Charley G's, 3809 Ambassador Caffery

7:00pm

Admission: $125

French Wine Dinner July 30th, 2014 at 7:00 pm 1st course Lump Crab Stuffed Long Stemmed Artichoke Hearts, herbed bread crumb gremalota 2012 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Chardonnay, Alsace 2nd course Seasonal Charcuterie & Cheese Plate 2013 D'Esclans "Whispering Angel" Rose, Provence 3rd course Escargot & Bone Marrow, Bordelaise 2009 Bondol, Mourvedre, Provence 4th course Braised Beef Cheeks, caramelized onion & Gruyere potato gratin, mushroom ragout 2007 Lassegue, St. Emilion Grand Cru,… [Event Website]

07/30/2014 - Ribbon Cutting: DR Horton at Couret Farms Model Home

by: Chamber of Commerce
Ribbon Cutting: DR Horton at Couret Farms Model Home [Event Website]

INTEGRATING WORD & EXCEL: Free Computer Class

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

9:30 AM

Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson will teach computer classes. Prerequisite: Word Processing and SpreadsheetsMaterial covered: Learn how to integrate spreadsheets and charts into word processing documents [Event Website]

"Symphony of Colors": Oils by Laurie Legnon

by: Lafayette Public Library

Jefferson St Library

"Symphony of Colors": Oils by Laurie Legnon exhibit at Galerie Lafayette in the Jefferson Street Branch. Featured at ArtWalk on August 9 and September 13.Laurie was born and raised in Iberia Parish along the Bayou Teche. Her exhibition "Symphony of Colors" expresses the world filtered through her own experiences. ‘As in life, my expression of art is varied: graphic to reflective landscapes, joyful abstracts, and from time to time bouquets of God's gift of flowers pop up.’… [Event Website]

Teen Performance Troupe: Performances

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

10:00 AM

Teen volunteers are needed for voice actors, puppeteersand behind-the-scenes help for family puppet shows.Registration begins Friday, May 30. [Event Website]

SPARK LAB Workshops: LEGO Mindstorm Make Squad for Kids

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

2:30 PM

2:30-3:30pm LEGO Mindstorm Make SquadKids 9 and up are invited to come create and test their programming skills on challenges with LEGO Mindstorm kits. [Event Website]

SPARK LAB Workshops: Intro to 3D modeling and 3D printing

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

1:00 PM

1:00-2:30pm Intro to 3D Design and 3D Printing (For Children, Teens, and Adults) Participants ages 9 and up, will get a chance to create and print an object using Tinkercad.com and a 3D printer. (3D Printing will continue after workshop concludes at 2:30… [Event Website]

Gator Gumbo Puppet Show

by: Lafayette Public Library

South Regional Library

10:30 AM

Ages 5-12. Join us for this fun tale of poor Monsieur Gator, who has ittough in the swamp, until he comes up with a perfect plan! [Event Website]

Mid-Week Market

by: Acadiana 365

Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston St.

4:00pm-7:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm begins a new summer tradition with mid-week Markets in June and July. The Market will be open every Wednesday between June 4th and July 30th from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Carlos Russo, also known as the Accidental Chef, will offer a free cooking demonstration with seasonal ingredients at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4th at the first ever Mid-Week Market at the Horse Farm. Local musician Philip Gould will play Parisian and Latin American music while… [Event Website]

United Way Money Smart Classes

by: Acadiana 365

FoodNet, 215 E. Pinhook Road

5:30pm-7:30pm

Admission:

With half of all families living paycheck to paycheck, and with credit card and household debt continuing to rise, effectively managing ones personal finances is more important than ever. To learn how to manage your personal finances and gain financial literacy, attend an upcoming free MONEY SMART class.… [Event Website]

Lafayette Animal Aid Adventure Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Animal Aid Facility, 141 Le Medicin Road, Carencro

10:00am-12:00pm

Admission: $100

Lafayette Animal Aid presents Adventure Camp where children ages 6 to 10 can read to animals, enjoy playtime with furry friends, arts and crafts and more. Snacks will be provided. Admission is $100 per child. For more information, contact Joan Guidry at 337-303-5945 or animalaidcamp@yahoo.com.

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:30pm

Admission: free

Join the Center for Louisiana Studies and the South Regional Library on Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 pm, for a book talk by Michael Marshall on "Gallant Creoles: A History of the Donaldsonville Cannoniers." Composed of Creole and Cajun citizen-soldiers, the Donaldsonville Canonniers were originally organized as a militia company in 1837 and were one of the most active and highly regarded Louisiana units during the American Civil War. Known as the Donaldsonville Artillery during the conflict, the Canonniers… [Event Website]

Clare Cook Dance Workshop

by: Acadiana 365

DeLarue Dance Center, 100 Sycamore Drive

1:00pm-4:00pm

Admission: $150

Clare Cook Dance Theater will also host a dance workshop for advanced dancers (Age 13 through Adults) on Monday, July 28 Friday, August 1, from 1:00-4:00pm, for $150. Classes will be offered in modern, ballet, jazz, musical theatre, improvisation and hip hop. CCDT repertory from The Firebird and other notable musical theatre repertory will be taught. Those dancers interested in auditioning for The Firebird are encouraged to attend the workshop if possible. Email ccdt@clar… [Event Website]

ASO Expedition Acadiana

by: Acadiana 365

Epiphany Day School

8:30am-3:30pm

Admission:

This is truly a summer experience like NO OTHER! Summer campers will get the chance to visit some of Acadiana's most exciting and interesting places - all through the Explorer's perspective! Each day, we'll explore a new part of Acadiana and learn about how each place is a vital and important part of our culture and area. A week-long Scavenger Hunt from place to place will culminate as explorers gather information and "clues" to assemble pieces of a puzzle about Acadiana! Students must bring their own lun… [Event Website]

Invitational Exhibit with Lesprit du Metal

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd.

7:00pm

Admission:

Invitational Exhibit The Lafayette Art Association is hosting an Invitational Exhibit with Lesprit du Metal in the Main Gallery from June 3rd to August 10th. This exhibit will include jewelry, painting, ceramics, textiles, glass, photography, and more. A special guest speaker, Holly Gage, internationally known artist & instructor will present, Igniting the Inferno of Creative Desire, andl close the event at a free, public reception on Sunday, August 10th, from 4:30-7:00pm. June 25 - July 30 … [Event Website]

Market at the Horse Farm

by: Acadiana 365

Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston St.

4:00pm-7:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm is one of the few places in town that consistently encourages kids to play with their food (sorry, parents). On Saturday, July 19th, children of all ages are invited to gather under the Welcome Tent during Market hours to make fruit and vegetable themed art projects with their seasonal Market finds. From pepper stamps to potato people, the possibilities are endless! This week, the Market celebrates the Monthly Art Market and Lafayette Travel Food P… [Event Website]

Domingue Center Volleyball Camp

by: Acadiana 365

Domingue Recreation Center, 901 Mudd Ave.

3:00pm-5:00pm

Admission: Free

The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Free Volleyball Camp for Girls ages 8-13years of age at the Domingue Recreation Center. Camp Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00pm-5:00pm. The dates of the camp is June 2nd thru July 31st. The camp is free of charge. Space is limited. To Register call Maxine at (337)366-7828. Please announce frequently on your show.

Upcoming Summer Camps

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
SUMMER PIANO & VISUAL ARTS CAMP This Summer, the ASO Conservatory of Music is offering a Piano Camp for students of various ages and levels, to provide students with some supplemental FUN and learning experiences, to get a chance to explore new styles or areas of interest in all things PIANO! The Camps will also include art workshops so students can explore different ways of expression through music and visual art. Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided throughout the day. Mo… [Event Website]

Word Crawl: A Festival of Words Fundraiser

by: Acadiana 365

Acadiana

Admission:

The Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective, Inc. invites area writers to participate in a fundraiser for 7th Annual Festival of Words. Participants are invited to seek sponsors and read at a literary Word Crawl in Downtown Lafayette on September 13. Fundraising takes place between June 25 and August 15. Participants will raise funds by asking friends and family to sponsor them for the Word Crawl. Writers who raise a total of $100 (or more), secure a 10-minute spot to perform original poetry/spoken… [Event Website]

Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will exhibit 60 drawings, prints and paintings on paper by twentieth century and contemporary masters, originally exhibited at the Art Museum of South Texas from May 17 through August 16. This stellar group of American and international artists, including Josef Albers, Milton Avery, Lee Krasner, Sol Lewitt and Andy Warhol, exemplifies the contemporary practice, including finished works of art, studies for future development, or, in the case of prints, as a means of wi… [Event Website]

Earth and Element: The Art of George Dunbar

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will showcase the intricate layered sculptures and paintings of New Orleans artist, George Dunbar, for a summer showing from May 31 through August 30. While Dunbar had once moved earth and soil as a land developer by day, at night he would perfect his artistry through molding delicate layers of clay. Dunbar, now a prolific and much collected fine artist demonstrates his artistry through a merging of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, of delicacy and power throug… [Event Website]

The Walter Anderson Family Legacy: Shearwater Pottery

by: Acadiana 365

Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd.

Admission:

The Hilliard University Art Museum will showcase the works of Walter Anderson and the Andersons familys Shearwater Pottery and paintings, from the personal collections of Don Fuson and UL Alumnus, George S. Dod Stewart, Jr., from June 7 through September 6. Walter Anderson is best known for his stylized paintings of flora and fauna of the Mississippi Coast but this exhibit will also highlight the little known artistic heritage of his family, including that of his mother, Annette McConnell Anderson, … [Event Website]

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Exhibit

by: Acadiana 365

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 515 Cathedral St.

Admission: Free

Cathedral Museum Mon - Thu 9 - 4 Fri 9 - 12 noon Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist 515 Cathedral Street Lafayette, LA 70501-6701 www.saintjohncathedral.org 337-232-1322 Religious Photos of Cathedral altars at home and abroad, Germany and Austria. By: Photo Artist Dr. Cecil Fuselier… [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.

A Mid City Night's Dream

by: Rue Cou Cou

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

The summer art hop sponsored by the Mid City Merchants Association is a delightful evening of art, shopping & refreshments. Participating businesses at 1857 Government Street are Dcor Rouge, Mosaic Garden, Rue Cou Cou, and Sallys Circa 1857. Participating businesses on Jefferson Highway are Elizabethan Gallery, Natures Gallery, Reginellis Pizzeria and, Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop. The event is free to the public, and many locations offer complimentary refreshments. The Mid City Art and Design District… [Event Website]

Summer Carnival

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per chi

Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!… [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds,411 South Richard St,Delcambre,LA,70528

Varies

Admission: Fri., $5; Sat., $10; Wed

Come enjoy a shrimp cook-off, pageants, fais-do-do, food, carnival rides, and the blessing of the fleet. [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]

Roberts Cove Germanfest

by: LCVC

St. Leo Catholic Church,7212 Roberts Cove rd.,Rayne,LA,70578

Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Admission Fee

Variety of German foods and beverages, German bands, singers and dancers, folklore, rice threshing demonstrations, kiddie land, antique farm equipment. [Event Website]

Harvest Moon Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Main Street, Franklin, LA,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Welcome fall with all-day festivities on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live entertainment, concessions, children's activities, arts & crafts, a 5K run/walk, a classic car show and a BBQ cook-off. [Event Website]

22nd Annual Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar & Festival

by: LCVC

Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

10 a.m.-Midnight

This festival, which takes place the first weekend in November, features liveCreole and zydeco music, Creole food favorites. Gospel choir concert, parade, raffles, games and more.Sunday parade at 1pm from Landry Street to Union Street. [Event Website]