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Rock 'n' roller Julian Primeaux performs Friday at Steam Press Coffee Cafe in downtown Lafayette as part of the weekend-long Fête De Vapeur. The event starts at 7 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10-$25.



WHISKEY RIVER JITTERBUG CLASSES: 7 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Step by step, you'll learn the basics and the latest steps and stylings of this exciting southwest Louisiana dance style. Call (337) 366-0862 for more information or to reserve your spot. 


LITTLE TYKES NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH: 1 p.m., Fun Nation, 4518 W. Congress St., Lafayette. Enjoy a party at the recreation center with favorites and a mock countdown at 4 p.m.

FÊTE DE VAPEUR: 7 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday, Steam Press Coffee Cafe, 520A Jefferson St., Lafayette. Featuring local bands performing throughout the weekend, including Julian Primeaux and His Rowdy Royal Company. $10-$25.


ARTIST OPEN HOUSE: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Omni Center, 227 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Enjoy beverages and small foods while learning the possibilities of the new downtown space and art community. 

KWANZAA CELEBRATION: 6 p.m., Harambee Event Center, 211 E. Willow St., Lafayette. Featuring performances, poetry and more.  

CHAMPAGNE AND OYSTER PARTY: 7 p.m., Cafe Vermilionville, 1304 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette. Enjoy food, drinks and musical guests Troy Richard & Richard Revue.

EVE OF THE EVE PARTY: 9 p.m., Dat Dog, 201 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Featuring rocking performances from Forming the Void, Loudness War and Vokea. $10 at the door. 

NEW YEAR'S JANKY KARAOKE: 9 p.m., Artmopshere Bistro, 902 Johnston St., Lafayette. Get in on the fun at the venue and sing your favorite songs during this special New Year's edition of the weekly event. 


"WHAT MEN DO TO WOMEN AND WHAT WOMEN DO TO MEN": 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Enjoy a journey through the life of Madlyn Bonnet and how the rejection by her father at a young age transforms her entire life. $25.


PAGODA MAMBO ALBUM RELEASE: 9:30 p.m., Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St., Lafayette. The local band celebrates the release of its latest album with special guests Dustin Gaspard & the Freetown Sound and Sailor Mouth. $10.


HORACE TRAHAN/CURLEY TAYLOR NEW YEAR'S DAY SHOW: 4 p.m., Grant Street Dancehall, 113 W. Grant St., Lafayette. Featuring performances from the Cajun and zydeco groups at the legendary venue. 

COMEDY FOR LIZARD PEOPLE: 8 p.m., 142 Knollwood Drive, Lafayette. No cover. Featuring local comedians. BYOB.


INDIAN LUNCH BUFFET: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Carpe Diem!, 812 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Enjoy food from J&J Indian Tacos and Paul Ayo foods. $8.99, cash only. 

LAFAYETTE COMEDY'S THE WURST OPEN-MIC: 7 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. This week's headliner will be Robert Rau. Hosted by Maggie Shipley and Vaughan Veillon, this open mic is free for comedians, with a $3 cover for the general public.


SICKBAY PRESENTS RAD WAGON, VIDEO AGE AND SQUIGGLE: 8 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Celebrating the release of a new three-track EP from local band Rad Wagon. $10 at the door with free download. 


ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Featuring "Art I-10," "Steve Breaux: Waking Space," "Intertwined" and "The Registry."

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. Featuring "Tina Freeman: Artist Spaces," "William Kentride: Journey to the Moon," "Lin Emery: A Movement, 1957-2017," and "Spotlight on Francis Pavy." Yoga in the Galleries at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month; and 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. 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. 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