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Josh Baca of Los Texmaniacs, left, plays accordion at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Lafayette musicians come together for a benefit concert for Baca, whose house was destroyed by a fire on New Year's Day. The show starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Artmosphere Bistro. 



JOHN HIATT & THE GONERS FEATURING SONNY LANDRETH: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. $64 and up for members, $66 and up for nonmembers. acadianacenterforthearts.org.


"FENCES": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. The Lauren Reilly-Elliot Theatre Company performs August Wilson's masterful drama. $20. citedesarts.org


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY EVENT: 1 p.m., Martin Luther King Multipurpose Center, 309 Cora St., Lafayette. Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. 

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM/POTTERY ALLEY: 1 p.m., Children's Museum of Acadiana, 201 E Congress St., Lafayette. Parents will meet at pottery alley to complete projects, and children will spend the afternoon inside the museum.

BOOK SIGNING EVENT: 3 p.m., Paragon Casino, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville. Featuring authors of books such as “The Art of L.E.A.D.E.R.ship!: Put Me In The Game Coach!,” “Say Hello to My Little Friend Revenge” and “The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe: It’s Culture and People.” Call (318) 253-1946 or visit paragoncasinoresort.com for more information.

ART MARKET: 5 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Shop local art work, apparel, crafts, candles, crochet, decor, handmade jewelry, live painting, natural oils, vintage clothing, tarot card reading, watercolor art. Featuring a live performance with Major Handy. $5.

BASIN ARTS PRESENTS T.E.A.M. AT ARTWALK: 6 p.m., Basin Arts, 113 Clinton St., Lafayette. An interactive, collaborative exhibition made to question the dissonance between artist and gallery, exchanging authorship and the lived experience. basinartslafayette.com

SECOND SATURDAY ARTWALK: 6 p.m., Downtown Lafayette. Explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. downtownlafayette.org

DESERT LANDSCAPES: 6 p.m., Gallery R Downtown, 116 E. Congress St., Lafayette. Olivia Perillo will display a blend of techniques that show off the desert landscape.

NORTHSHORE CAJUN DANCE: 8 p.m., Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs. Northshore Cajun Dancers event, with music by Jonno and Bayou Deville Cajun Band. Lesson at 7 p.m. $10 for nonmembers, $8 for members. (985) 276-0517. northshorecajundancers.com.


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY PARADE: 3 p.m., MLK Multipurpose Center, 309 Cora St., Lafayette. Led by parade marshal Dr. Raphael A. Baranco to celebrate the life and legacy of King. 


"WALK WITH ME": 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W Vermilion St., Lafayette. Learn how Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings of healing and compassion can change community in this screening. $16. acadianacenterforthearts.org

COMEDY FOR LIZARD PEOPLE: 8 p.m., Bisbano Pizza Parlor, 1540 Johnston St., Lafayette. Featuring a headlining set from comedian Mike Honore. Free.


LYRICALLY INCLINED: 6:30 p.m., Black Cafe, 518 S. Pierce St., Suite 100, Lafayette. Will feature author and motivational speaker Seananthan Polidore.


LIN EMERY AND THE APPEAL OF KINETIC SCULPTURE: 6 p.m., Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Join us for a special lecture with art historian and physicist Philip Palmedo celebrating the exhibition "Lin Emery: A Movement, 1957-2017." hilliardmuseum.org

LAFAYETTE COMEDY'S THE WURST OPEN MIC: 7 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Headlined by Jeff D. (NOLA). Hosted by Maggie Shipley and Vaughan Veillon. Free for comedians. $3 for general public.


BENEFIT FOR JOSH BACA OF LOS TEXMANIACS: 7 p.m., Artmosphere Bistro, 902 Johnston St., Lafayette. A benefit concert to help Josh Baca who lost his home to a fire on New Year's Day. Performances include Savoy Family Cajun Band, T'Monde, and Sabra & The Get Rights.

RHUM & JOKES — A FREE STAND UP COMEDY SHOW: 8 p.m., Rhum Room, 535 Garfield St., Lafayette. A free stand-up comedy showcase featuring regional comedians.

NOT YOUR FATHER'S LOVE SONGS — A NIGHT WITH LINDSEY D'ANNA: 9:30 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Featuring an intimate acoustic performance by Lindsey D’Anna and Shea Bearden.


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

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 younger. childrensmuseumofacadiana.com.

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; free guided tour at 2 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. hilliardmuseum.org.

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. lafayettehubcitymarket.com.

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. marketatthehorsefarm.com.

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. lafayettesciencemuseum.org.

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 jeanerettemuseum.com.

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.