Dr. John takes the stage Thursday in Lafayette to perform his new album, “Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch,” which pays tribute to renowned New Orleans jazz musician Louis Armstrong.

Vocalist Vanessa Niemann and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Jazz Horns will join Dr. John during the 7:30 p.m. performance at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

Music, stories at Shadows

French Louisiana musician David Greely will play music and tell stories Thursday evening about the history behind New Iberia’s Shadows-on-the-Teche.

Greely — one of two artists-in-residence at the Shadows — delved into the site’s archives for this “informance,” which will tell stories of some of the people who lived and worked at the historic site from the 1820s through the 1950s.

The free program is open to the public and begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Shadows’ visitor center at 320 E. Main St.

Superman meets Welles

Lafayette theater company Acting Unlimited Inc. pairs Superman with Orson Welles this weekend when it performs the regional premiere of Rory Jobst’s “SUPER-WELLESIAN.”

In the play, Welles and Superman pair up to record a radio dramatization of a previous adventure, one in which they saved the world from Martians.

Theatre 810 hosts the performance on at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a matinee performance scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday. Another round of performances is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, 27 and 28. Tickets are $10 in advance.

Public invited to paint mural

The public is invited on Saturday to help paint a public mural in New Iberia celebrating New Orleans jazz musician Bunk Johnson.

Painting happens from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1505 Hopkins St., where the 40-foot-wide mural will accompany an LED light installation to be unveiled at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 27.

Learn about growing food

The Iberia Parish Library’s annual Garden Symposium begins Saturday at the Parkview Branch with information on growing food at home.

Mary Himel, of Heirloom Produce Cooperative, will explain the new recirculating hydroponic garden tower to be installed that day at the library, along with information on what can be grown with the tool and other self-sustaining gardening techniques. Philip Lanza, of Iberia Community Garden, also will cook a dish using seasonal green’s from the library’s greenhouse.

The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at 500 Grand Pré Blvd.

Free dental care for kids

Uninsured Lafayette children without access to a dentist can receive free dental care from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Children up to 18 years old will be able to receive dental exams, limited emergency care, extractions, fillings and baby tooth root canals, and crowns on a first-come, first-served basis.

Care will be provided at Kool Smiles Dental Clinic at 2001 Northwest Evangeline Thruway.

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