LAFAYETTE — Singer-songwriter Ainsley Britain’s “Heart of Hope” CD release party Saturday will benefit local nonprofit agency, Hearts of Hope, a news release said.

The party will be from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Antlers Downtown, 555 Jefferson St. The cover charge is $5 and a cash bar will be open at the event.

All proceeds will benefit Hearts of Hope, a Lafayette-based nonprofit agency that operates the Children’s Advocacy Center; Sexual Abuse Response Center; and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners program.

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St. Landry to host events this weekend

OPELOUSAS — Language artists Darrell Bourque and Patrice Melnick are the featured artists for the final edition of the art series at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Information Center, a news release said.

Bourque, the state’s former poet laureate, and writer Melnick will be featured from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the center.

At 1 p.m. Saturday, the documentary on the global honeybee crisis, “Queen of the Sun: What the Bees Are Telling Us,” will be shown at the center.

Admission is free to both events. The center is located at Interstate 49 exit 223, just north of Opelousas.

‘William and Judith’ will open Saturday

LAFAYETTE — “William and Judith” from local playwright Cody Daigle premieres at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the AUI/AURA Studio Theatre, 810 Jefferson St., a news release said.

The play, directed by Alicia Chaisson, was inspired by a section of Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” and is a “whimsical riff on the Shakespeare authorship controversy, a meditation on creative identity and an exploration of gender roles in the world of Shakespeare’s theatre,” according to the production’s website.

Performances continue at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Sept. 24, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2.

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‘Roadkill Diner’ musical plays on

LAFAYETTE — The original musical, “The Roadkill Diner” by Dennis Ward continues its run at Cité des Arts this weekend, a news release said.

Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Performances are scheduled at the same time on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.

The musical comedy chronicles the dysfunctional antics of the Nutt family after the death of patriarch, Big Daddy Nutt.

The production features 10 original songs by singer-songwriter Roddy Barnes.

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