The Cypress Lake Sextet and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Jazz Ensemble will play a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in downtown Lafayette.

The concert will be in the ACA’s James Devin Moncus Theater. ACA is located at 101 W. Vermilion St.

Admission will be $12 for general admission and $8 for students, seniors and ACA members.

The Cypress Lake Sextet is composed of UL-Lafayette School of Music faculty, and the Jazz Ensemble is made up of university music students.

The musicians recently performed in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and in smaller Louisiana communities.

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Wreath decorating

The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm is inviting the community to bring seasonal produce to add to a wreath from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the market off Johnston Street.

The wreath will be auctioned at the Acadiana Festival of Trees Gala later this year. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Hearts of Hope, which helps local victims of sexual abuse.

The wreath decorating Wednesday will be done alongside the sales by local produce and craft vendors, who on Wednesday afternoons in November are open for business on the grounds of the Horse Farm.

Also on Wednesday, musician Ryan Brunet will lead a Cajun jam from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Horse Farm.

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Cajun poet to give reading

Acadiana Francophone poet Kirby Jambon will give a poetry reading Tuesday at the Vermilionville Performance Center.

Admission is free for the reading that begins at 6 p.m.

Jambon, of Thibodaux, has for several years worked as a French immersion instructor in Lafayette while continuing to write. He has published two collections — “Ecole Gombo” and “Petites Communions” — both of which won literary awards in France.

‘The Barber of Seville’

The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” will be staged in downtown Lafayette Saturday.

The musical begins at noon in the ACA Devin Moncus Theater.

Admission is $20 for adults, $18 for ACA members, $16 for seniors and $12 for students.

Cooking class at Horse Farm

Chef Paul Ayo, of E’s Kitchen, will conduct his monthly free culinary lesson at the Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm on Saturday.

Class will begin at 10 a.m. with a demonstration of simple ways to incorporate locally grown fruits and vegetables to make holiday meals or everyday feasts.

The market at the Horse Farm is open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

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