BACH LUNCH: 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Parc Sans Souci, downtown Lafayette. Featuring music from the Pine Leaf Boys and food from Chick-fil-A, Deano's Pizza, and The French Press. 

DOWNTOWN ALIVE!: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Parc International, downtown Lafayette. Featuring music from Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. 

ANNUAL BANQUET 2017: 6 p.m., Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. Join Greater SWLA Black Chamber for its 17th annual Trailblazer and Scholarship Awards Banquet.


SOUTHERN GARDEN FESTIVAL: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Harold & Sarah Schoeffler Gardens, 3502 E. Simcoe St., Lafayette. Featuring dinner and dancing on Friday ($75 per person, $100 per couple), followed by the festival on Saturday ($10 at the garden gate).


"TARTUFFE (THE IMPOSTER)": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. A kickoff to Festival International's weeklong theater event, from Clove Productions. A classic comedy of bad manners.

FIRE AND WHITE, LE FEU ET L'EAU: Various times, NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 La. 93, Arnaudville. The annual festival features a potluck on Friday at 7 p.m., public auction on Saturday, and more performing arts and music on Sunday. More information is available at


THE BIG EASEL ART FESTIVAL: 9 a.m., River Ranch Town Square, Lafayette. Nearly 50 artists will setup tents in the River Ranch Town Square to display their works.

MOMMY AND ME KIDSFEST: 10 a.m., Parc Sans Souci, 201 E Vermilion St., Lafayette. A family-friendly event. Free.

EARTH DAY FEST: 10 a.m., 514 Lafayette St., Lafayette. Enjoy food and drinks from local vendors, demos and workshops, and kids activities. 

FRENCH FUN DAY: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Main Library, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette. Featuring stories, activities and special guests. Open to all ages. 

THE LOUISIANA BOIL-OFF CRAWFISH BOILING COMPETITION AND TASTING: 4 p.m., Warehouse 535, 535 Garfield St. Featuring music from Gabe Broussard and Strange Theories, TK Hulin and Willie Tee, and Warren Storm. $20-$25. 

"CORAL KINGDOM": 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. A production from Ballet Académie. $12-$14.


EARTH DAY NATIVE PLANT SWAP & RAIN GARDEN SPRUCE-UP: 9 a.m., Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette.

BIKE TO EARTH DAY POKER RUN: 11 a.m., Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette.

THE DANCE PLACE PRESENTS "FEEL THE HEAT": 1 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S College Road, Lafayette.

BONSOIR, CATIN LISTENING PARTY: 7 p.m., Saint Street Inn, 407 Brook Ave., Lafayette. Celebrating the release of the band's fifth studio album, "L'aurore." Tickets are $35-$45 singles, $55-$65 for couples. More information available at


LES VUES FREE FILM SERIES — "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY": 6:30 p.m., Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. The films will range from features, documentaries, student film, shorts, animation, etc. that focus on the themes surrounding various aspects of culture. Following the screenings will be an open discussion between the audience and the curator about the themes of the movie and how they apply to that culture as well as our own.


SHINING LIGHT ZYDECO CAJUN BASH: 5 p.m., Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. Enjoy music from Chubby Carrier, Roddie Romero, Leroy Thomas, Corey Ledet and Lil Buck Senegal. $15.

CCA ACADIANA CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. Come out and enjoy cocktails, dinner, auction and conversation.


GUIDED TOUR OF SPRING EXHIBITIONS: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Take one last trip through the galleries before the exhibitions close.


AT ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Featuring "Invisible Like Gravity," through May 14; "Leo Touchet: People Among Us" through June 17; and "Original Art of Festival International" through April 28.

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.

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," through Aug. 12; "Yun-Fei Ji: Looking for Lehman Brothers," 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

JEANERETTE WEEKLY MARKET: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce Grounds, 1440 Main St., Jeanerette, Every Friday, locally grown vegetable, 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-Sundays.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones