MARDI GRAWL — MASQUERADE EDITION: 6:30 p.m., Social Entertainment, 409 Lee Ave., Suite 3, Lafayette. Come in your best Mardi Gras costume and enjoy Lafayette's first Mardi Gras Pub Crawl featuring downtown's best bars and restaurants.

KREWE DE BAYOU'S HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME BALL: 7 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette, 1521 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette. Formal attire and themed costumes are encouraged. Table decorating contest, costume contest, along with one of the hippest party bands that will provide the music for dancing and passing a good time with your significant sweetie, or just a table full of party people that love the Mardi Gras season. $85 per person.

"MURDER ON THE NILE": 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, downtown Hammond. A production from the Aquila Theatre Company. Tickets range from $26-$40. Get more information at or by calling (985) 543-4371. 


KING CAKE 5K: 8 a.m., Sugar Mill Pond Development, 220 Prescott Blvd., Youngsville. A family friendly Mardi Gras-themed event, with a side of king cake, that raises funds for Faith House, a domestic violence crisis center.

BAYOU TOUR WITH AUTHOR JOHN DESANTIS: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., River Road African-American Museum, Donaldsonville. Includes plate lunch and bus tour of significant sites, narrated by the author of "The Thibodaux Massacre." $75 per person. Call (225) 206-1225 for more information. 

PARADE FOR DOGS BY KREWE DES CHIENS: 2 p.m., Downtown Lafayette. Come out and participate with your dog in the parade.

ILLUMINATED BIKE RIDE IN RIO PARADE: 6:30 p.m., Downtown Lafayette. Gather bike-riding friends, illuminate bikes and ride in the 12th annual Rio Parade.


PAWDI GRAS ON THE POND 2017: 12:30 p.m., Sugar Mill Pond Development, 220 Prescott Blvd., Youngsville. Dogs must be leashed and must show proof of vaccinations. Entry fee is $10.


LOUIS KATZ: 8:30 p.m., The Greenroom, 229 Jefferson St., Lafayette. The comedian performs with Lane Lonion and Jason P. Leonard. Free show. 


AT ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. "Manifest Graffiti" and "Fresh Pickins" through Feb. 25; "Out of the Mouth of Babes" and "Invisible Like Gravity."

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF ACADIANA: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 201 E. Congress St., Lafayette. Admission is $7 for children and adults. Children 12 months and under get in free. For information, visit

HILLIARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Featuring "Sandra Eula Lee: Make of/Make do" through May 6; "Spiritual Journeys: Homemade Art from the Becky and Wyatt Collins Collection," opening Friday through Aug. 12; "Yun-Fei Ji: Looking for Lehman Brothers," opening Friday through May 6; "Spotlight on Shawne Major" through May 13. Yoga in the Galleries on the second Saturday of every month at 11 a.m., and free guided tour every Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m.

HUB CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oil Center, 427 Heymann St., Lafayette. Located across from Champagne's. The first and third Saturdays include an arts weekend.

LAFAYETTE FARMERS AND ARTISAN MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston St., Lafayette. Includes a Cajun Jam at 9 a.m.

OPELOUSAS FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Farmers Market Pavilion, 925 E. Landry St., Opelousas.

TECHE AREA FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia.

LAFAYETTE SCIENCE MUSEUM: 433 Jefferson St., Lafayette. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

JAM SESSION: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, Cajun Campground, 5552 U.S. 190, Eunice. A Cajun tradition in which both amateur and seasoned musicians take turns.

JEANERETTE MUSEUM: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. Learn about the last 200 years of the sugar cane and cypress lumber industries and the days of the steamboat. (337) 276-4408 or

LE VIEUX VILLAGE: 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

NUNU COLLECTIVE: 1510 Bayou Courtableau Highway, Arnaudville. Featuring a marketplace at 11 a.m. Fridays-Sundays.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones.