DOWNTOWN ALIVE! STREET PARTY: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 500 block of Jefferson Street, Lafayette. Featuring music from the Shake Backs and Grand Nathaniel and the Ghosts. Free.

HOUSTON FLOOD RELIEF ROCK EDITION: 7 p.m., The District Lafayette, 4607 Johnston St., Lafayette. A rock concert for Houston flood relief.


BEST OF THE BAYOU FESTIVAL: 7856 Main St., downtown Houma. Two-day, two-stage festival of live music, food and activities.


LOUISIANA SUGAR CANE FESTIVAL: Various locations in New Iberia, including Bouligny Plaza, Cyr Gates Community Center at 300 Parkview Drive and Pepperplex at 607 Sucrose Drive. This "sweet" festival celebrates 76 years with rides, livestock show, pageants, parades, fireworks and contests that stretch across the city. Thursday is Farm Fest at Shadows-on-the-Teche. (337) 369-9323.

SABINE PARISH FAIR AND RODEO: Fairgrounds Road, Many. Weeklong family festival near Toledo Bend includes music, food, rides, a rodeo and livestock show. (317) 471-9145.

HURRICANE FESTIVAL: Cut Off Youth Center, 205 W. 79th St., Cut Off. Food, music rides and fun for all ages await at this Lafourche Parish Festival. (985) 632-7616.


"THE CRUCIBLE": 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. A production of Arthur Miller's tale, directed by Alicia Chaisson. $15 for preview performances.


COLOR JAM 5K: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Carencro Community Center, 5115 N. University Ave., Carencro. $30 to signup, plus fees.

ALL IN FOR THE ARTS: noon, Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Play poker and help raise money for the venue. Early buy-in is $60.

LET THE MUSIC RING: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Warehouse 535, 535 Garfield St., Lafayette. Enjoy live music while supporting the Lafayette Breakfast Sertoma Club. $10 admission, $6 jambalaya.

MOVIES IN THE PARC: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Parc International, downtown Lafayette. Featuring a screening of "The Secret Life of Pets." $3 admission, free for children ages 5 and under.

SEPTEMBER MURDER MYSTERY DINNER: 6:30 p.m., Esprit de Coeur, 402 Garfield St., Lafayette. An art-themed murder mystery dinner. Patrons will participate in solving a murder over the course of a gourmet dinner. Clues will be given, and the suspects will speak on their behalf teams work together to solve the mystery.

BOOM! BOOM! BURLESQUE FOUR-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. $15-$20.


HALF MOON BAYOU PADDLE & BRUNCH: 7 a.m., Pack & Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook Road, Lafayette. Join Carl Schexnayder as he guides you along Half Moon Bayou.

OKTOBERFEST BEER RELEASE: Noon, Low Road Brewing, 1110 C.M. Fagan Drive, Hammond. There will be 3 Oktoberfest beers and 2 pumpkin beers on tap. Also serving traditional bratwurst with homemade sauerkraut.

LOUISIANA BRIDAL EXPO: Noon, Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. See the latest in wedding decor, wear, flowers and more. $14.50 cash, $14.985 card.

SEPTEMBER PÉTANQUE MEETUP: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Girard Park, 500 Girard Park Drive, Lafayette. Play and learn about this French game. 


"WALK WITH ME" SCREENING: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. This visceral film is a meditation on a community determined to develop a deep sense of presence, not just for themselves but for all those they love.


STORYTELLERS PROJECT — COMING HOME: 7 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette.


MOABI KOTU: 7:30 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Featuring a performance from the South African musician. $15.

"TAKE ME TO THE RIVER": 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Featuring a screening and discussion of the 2014 documentary. $12 for nonmembers, $10 for members.


TINSEL AND TREASURES 2017: 9 a.m., Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. Get all of your Christmas shopping done under one roof and help out great local charities at the same time. $10-$50.


TAKE ME TO THE RIVER LIVE: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. A concert featuring legends of the Stax music world. $44-$54 for members, $46-$56 for nonmembers.

TWO TREES COMEDY SHOW: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Club 337 inside the Doubletree Hotel, 1521 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette. Featuring Tone Bell and Rojo Perez. $5 in advance, $8 at the door. For ages 21 and up.


ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. "Through the Looking Glass" through Saturday.

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. Free for children 12 months and under.

HILLIARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. "Spotlight on Francis Pavy" through Dec. 9; 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. 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 past 200 years of the sugar cane and cypress lumber industries and the days of the steamboat. (337) 276-4408 or

JEANERETTE WEEKLY MARKET: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce Grounds, 1440 Main St., Jeanerette, every Friday, locally grown vegetables, canned items, jewelry and other homemade items. (337) 339-3383.

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 through Sundays.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones