The Extra Mile will hold a garage sale benefiting several of its programs from noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at 525 S. Buchanan St.

For information, call (337) 277-2324.

Shakespeare at Boucanière

The Wanderlust Theatre Co. presents Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” at 7:30 p.m. July 16-19 and July 23-26 on the lawn of Johnson’s Boucanière, at St. John and Convent streets.

Food from Johnson’s and food trucks will be available, and groundlings can bring blankets or lawn chairs.

There’s no admission charge, though Wanderlust asks patrons to pay what they’d like. Reserved VIP seating is on sale at

For information, visit

Education talks

The Lafayette Parish Public Education Stakeholders Council holds “ED Talks,” a forum on the status of public education in Louisiana following the 2014 legislative session, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Acadiana Open Channel.

The forum features Barry Erwin, president and CEO of the Council for a Better Louisiana; Willie Smith, South Louisiana Community College’s vice chancellor for economic and workforce development; and Laci Maniscalco, a third-grade teacher at Broadmoor Elementary who is a Common Core advocate and a Louisiana Department of Education teacher-leader.

Space is limited; reserve seats by email at jan@upper or call (337) 769-7649.

KATC’s Hummel onstage

The Silverbacks Improv Theatre continues its “Lafayette Famous” improv series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., with KATC-TV3 news anchor Jim Hummel.

Tickets are $5 and may be reserved by calling (337) 291-1122.

Upper Lafayette forum

The Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation will hold a forum at 11:30 a.m. July 16 at the Petroleum Club focused on developing an ideal community through the implementation of the city-parish’s comprehensive plan.

Panelists include Carlee Alm-Labar, assistant to city-parish president Joey Durel; Elizabeth Brooks, Lafayette Central Park director of planning and design; Kate Durio, Downtown Lafayette marketing and events director; and Gretchen Vanicor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s sustainability director.

Tickets are $35, and reserved tables for eight are $300. Purchases may be made at www.upper

Acting Up in Acadiana

Acting Up in Acadiana presents the Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble’s production of “The Taming of the Shrew” at 7:30 p.m. July 18-19, July 25-26 and at 2 p.m. July 20 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children up to high school age. AcA members receive a $2 discount. For tickets, call (337) 233-7060 or visit

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