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Arts & Culture

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

Boom Boom Burlesque

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

10:00pm

Admission: $15

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

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia

by: Cal Editor

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

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

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Richard Landry: 1970s New York City Downtown Artists

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

The Story of the Cajuns

by: Acadiana 365

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

6:00pm

Admission: Free

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

Hilton Lafayette, 1521 W. Pinhook Road

11:45am-1:30pm

Admission: $45

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

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

7:00pm

Admission: $10, $5

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

The Story of the Cajuns

by: Acadiana 365

Chevron Scene, St. John Street, Festival International

Admission: Free

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

''In Our Veins''

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

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

Water Music

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. John's Cathedral

7:30am

Admission: $35

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

Bach Lunch

by: LCVC

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

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

Admission: Free performance; Lunch

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

IPL Annual Bookmark Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Library Branches

Admission:

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Stars & Stripes - A Musical Celebration

by: LCVC

Sugar Cane Festival Building, 600 Parkview Dr, New Iberia,

3-5 p.m.

Admission: No

A free patriotic concert by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and the Iberia Community Concert Band. Patriotic and World War II era music to honor our Military Veterans. [Event Website]

Arts & Culture

Friday, Apr 25, 2014

Boom Boom Burlesque

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

10:00pm

Admission: $15

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

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia

by: Cal Editor

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

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

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Richard Landry: 1970s New York City Downtown Artists

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Night of Magic with Barry Primo

by: Acadiana 365

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

5:30pm-7:30pm

Admission: $50

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

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

7:00pm

Admission: $10, $5

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

The Story of the Cajuns

by: Acadiana 365

Chevron Scene, St. John Street, Festival International

Admission: Free

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

''In Our Veins''

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

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

Water Music

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. John's Cathedral

7:30am

Admission: $35

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

Bach Lunch

by: LCVC

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

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

Admission: Free performance; Lunch

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

IPL Annual Bookmark Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Library Branches

Admission:

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Arts & Culture

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014

Boom Boom Burlesque

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

7:00pm

Admission: $15

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

Lafayette Poetry Community Invades Festival International

by: Acadiana 365

Lafayette Science Museum, 433 Jefferson St.

1:30pm

Admission: $10

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

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia

by: Cal Editor

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

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

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Richard Landry: 1970s New York City Downtown Artists

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Rendez-vous des Cajuns: Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold

by: Acadiana 365

Liberty Theater, 200 W. Park Ave., Eunice

6:00pm

Admission: $5

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

Screening of ''The Restoration''

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

7:00pm

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

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

7:00pm

Admission: $10, $5

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

The Story of the Cajuns

by: Acadiana 365

Chevron Scene, St. John Street, Festival International

Admission: Free

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

''In Our Veins''

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

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

Water Music

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. John's Cathedral

7:30am

Admission: $35

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

IPL Annual Bookmark Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Library Branches

Admission:

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Arts & Culture

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia

by: Cal Editor

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

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

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Richard Landry: 1970s New York City Downtown Artists

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Voudou Lecture Scheduled for Festival Week

by: Acadiana 365

Cite des Arts, 109 Vine St.

1:30pm

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

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

2:00pm

Admission: $10, $5

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

The Story of the Cajuns

by: Acadiana 365

Chevron Scene, St. John Street, Festival International

Admission: Free

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

''In Our Veins''

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

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

Water Music

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. John's Cathedral

7:30am

Admission: $35

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

IPL Annual Bookmark Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Library Branches

Admission:

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Arts & Culture

Monday, Apr 28, 2014

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia

by: Cal Editor

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

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

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Richard Landry: 1970s New York City Downtown Artists

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

''In Our Veins''

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

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

Water Music

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. John's Cathedral

7:30am

Admission: $35

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

IPL Annual Bookmark Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Library Branches

Admission:

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014

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

by: Acadiana 365

Oliver Hall Rm. 112, UL Campus

7:00pm

Admission: Free

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

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia

by: Cal Editor

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

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

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Richard Landry: 1970s New York City Downtown Artists

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Fancy Nancy The Musical

by: Acadiana 365

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

1:00pm

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

Fancy Nancy The Musical

by: Acadiana 365

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

6:00pm

Admission: Free

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

''In Our Veins''

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

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

Water Music

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. John's Cathedral

7:30am

Admission: $35

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

IPL Annual Bookmark Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Library Branches

Admission:

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Arts & Culture

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014

Steampunk & Makers Ball

by: Acadiana 365

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

6:00pm-11:00pm

Admission: $10

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

Leah Graeff presents Biophilia

by: Cal Editor

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

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

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Richard Landry: 1970s New York City Downtown Artists

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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

Silverbacks presents Lafayette Famous with Lian Cheramie

by: Acadiana 365

Cite' des Arts, 109 Vine St.

7:30pm

Admission: $5

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

Charley G's April Wine Dinner

by: Acadiana 365

Charley G's, 3809 Ambassador Caffery

7:00pm

Admission:

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

''In Our Veins''

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

Academie's Gallery, 200 Polk St.

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

Water Music

by: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. John's Cathedral

7:30am

Admission: $35

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

IPL Annual Bookmark Contest

by: Acadiana 365

Iberia Parish Library Branches

Admission:

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

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

by: Acadiana 365

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

Admission:

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