Members of the Basile Mardi Gras Association run through Vermilionville during the annual Courir de Mardi Gras; this year's event starts at 10 a.m. Sunday at the venue at 300 Fisher Road in Lafayette. $5 nonmembers, $4 members, free for children ages 3 and under.



JAN RISHER'S GROUNDHOG DAY VARIETY SHOW: 7 p.m., The Hive, 810 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Come join the fun and be entertained with music by local talent, dance, comedy and storytelling. Benefiting the United Way of Acadiana. $20 at

DIAMOND LYNN HIP-HOP CLASS: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Basin Arts, 113 Clinton St., Lafayette. Take a class with the professional dancer. $20, $15 for Basin Arts members. 

IMPROV RUMBLE: 7:30 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Featuring more than 20 improvisers with a focus on short and high energy improv games. $10.


"GREASE": 7 p.m. both days, Teurlings Catholic High School, 139 Teurlings Drive, Lafayette. The school's drama department performs the classic musical. $10 adults, $5 students, free for Teurlings students with an ID. 


KING CAKE 5K: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Sugar Mill Pond, 220 Prescott Blvd., Youngsville. Enjoy king cake from Acadiana bakeries and a 5K and fun-run. 

PAWDI GRAS PAWTY: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Legends, 110 Polk St., Lafayette. Free family-friendly event with costume contest. Bring your dogs for the parade at 11 a.m. 

WALK-IN SALSA CLASS: 12:15 p.m., Segovia Dance Company, 1501 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite I, Lafayette. Students will learn proper timing, body movement and partner work technique. $10.

KAYAKING 101: 2 p.m., Pack & Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook Road, Lafayette. In this on-water seminar, learn how to paddle a flatwater kayak efficiently.

THE WURST BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL POPUP: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Featuring Brazilian food and plate lunches. 

RIO BEFORE AND AFTER PARADE PARTY: 9 p.m., Bisbano's Pizza Parlor, 1540 Johnston St., Lafayette. Featuring food, drink specials and music from Arn Mait'n, The Links, Jackie Stars, and Comedown Betty. Free.


COURIR DU MARDI GRAS: 10 a.m., Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. Come out for a traditional, country Mardi Gras run to the city. $5 for nonmembers, $4 for members, and free for children under 3. Followed by from Pine Leaf Boys at 1 p.m.

KELLI JONES: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., The Saint Street Inn, 407 Brook Ave., Lafayette. The singer performs on the porch of the restaurant. 

FARMERS MARKET AT THE WURST: Noon, The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Featuring vendors, food and vintage clothing. Dog-friendly.

PAWDI GRAS ON THE POND: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sugar Mill Pond, 220 Prescott Blvd., Youngsville. Dress up your dogs, bikes, carts and wagons for this parade. $10 registration fee per dog. Parade starts at 2:30 p.m.  

ROBIN MILLER TRADITIONAL MARDI GRAS MAKING WORKSHOP: 1 p.m., Louisiana Folk Roots, 905 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Make a traditional Mardi Gras mask with the artist. $25, all supplies included. To register, email, or call (337) 234-8360.


COMEDY FOR LIZARD PEOPLE: 8 p.m., Bisbano's Pizza Parlor, 1540 Johnston St., Lafayette. Weekly comedy open-mic, featuring host Andrew Sonnier. 


BAYOU STATE BOOK TALKS: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lafayette Public Library, 301 W. Congress St. Featuring a discussion with Mathé Allain, Barry Jean Ancelet, Tamara Lindner and May Rush Gwin Waggoner on their new book. Free. 

"THE WIZARD OF OZ": 7:30 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. Travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto, the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production. $42 and up.


LAFAYETTE COMEDY'S THE WURST OPEN MIC: 7 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Headlined by Jasmine Ellis, featuring Derek Kopswa and Holli Cuomo. Hosted by Maggie Shipley and Vaughan Veillon. Free for comedians. $3 for general public.


"THE OFFICE" TRIVIA NIGHT: 6 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Answer questions about the popular comedy show at this themed trivia night. Register at

FEBRUARY CRITIQUE NITE: 6:30 p.m., Basin Arts, 113 Clinton St., Lafayette. Featuring a selection of artists from all mediums and disciplines. Free. 


ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Featuring the exhibits "Art I-10," "Fresh Pickins 5" and "Black Patriots."

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF ACADIANA: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 201 E. Congress St., Lafayette. $7 for children and adults. Free for children 12 months and younger.

HILLIARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Featuring "Tina Freeman: Artist Spaces" and "Spotlight on Francis Pavy." "Bill Viola: The Raft" opens Saturday. Yoga in the Galleries at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month; free guided tour at 2 p.m. every Friday and Saturday.

HUB CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oil Center, 427 Heymann St., Lafayette. 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. Fridays, Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce grounds, 1440 Main St., Jeanerette. 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.