• ABIODUN OYEWOLE: 3:30 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. A show featuring spoken word, hip-hop, dancing, and visual art with Sha’condria “iCon” Sibley, DJ Rabbit Rashad, Angie Joelle, Knowledge, Tyler Sho-Ked Wilson, and Kemit Najee. The poetry workshop is free. Tickets for the show are $10 in advance at or $15 at the door.
  • MICHAEL LEDET OPENING RECEPTION: 5 p.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. The exhibition will center on Ledet’s paintings entitled “Recent Works.”
  • MURDER MYSTERY: 6 p.m., Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia. You are cordially invited to the governor’s annual Mardi Gras Masquerade. Roles are limited. Dressing in costume is encouraged, but not necessary. Ages 16 and up. (337) 364-7024.


  • “NEXT TO NORMAL — THE MUSICAL”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette. The Tea Sippers Theater Co. present a contemporary rock musical.


  • PROJECT FRONT YARD’S TRASH BASH WITH MUSIC BY CHRIS SEGURA TRIO: 7:30 a.m., Beaver Park Pavilion, 350 Fisher Road, Lafayette. Pick a designated area in Lafayette Parish you intend to liberate from litter. A free Trash Bash T-shirt will be available to the first 100 participants.
  • TUNICA-BILOXI TRIBE OF LOUISIANA STORYTIME: 11 a.m., Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Reservation, 151 Melacon Road, Marksville. Activities include bilingual songs, popular children’s books, puppets and props. For more information, call (318) 240-6412.
  • COLLECTING PAINTINGS FROM PARADISE: 4 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Glenn Stokes will speak about his experiences collecting the art of Haiti.
  • DEMONSTRATION KITCHEN: 4 p.m., The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, 210 Park Ave., Eunice. Local historian and foodie Charles Seale will demonstrate his grandmother’s recipe of Pork Stew with Topinabours.
  • FOURTH ANNUAL BEARD, MUSTACHE & FACIAL HAIR COMPETITION: 5 p.m., The Jefferson Street Pub, 500 Jefferson St., Lafayette. A competition that will consist of more than 10 categories of different types of beards. Proceeds go to Healing House and Hope for Grieving Children.
  • ARTWALK: 6 p.m., downtown Lafayette. On the second Saturday of each month, galleries and shops in downtown Lafayette will be open for the public to view their wares.
  • WOMEN’S CENTER FOR HEALING & TRANSFORMATION NEWS FOURTH ANNUAL GALA: 7 p.m., Abita Quail Farm, 23185 La. 435, Abita Springs. Live and silent auction and raffle to support Women’s Services.


  • TECHE AREA FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia.


  • THIRD ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL: 8 a.m., Carl Grant Civic Center, 24700 J. Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine. Activities include a 5K run/walk, breakfast with Cinderella, Ariel and princesses, walking parade, chili cook-off, children’s activities and food. Free admission.
  • COOKING UP A GOOD TIME: 11:30 a.m., Nottoway Plantation, 31025 La. 1, White Castle. Special guest Chef John Folse will host a cooking demonstration, and Don Rich will provide musical entertainment for the event.
  • VILLAGE CONCERT: 5 p.m., Acadian Village, 200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette. The Lafayette Concert Band will present the second concert of its 2016 season. Tickets are $10.


  • GLC FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville. For information, call (337) 519-7848.
  • HEALING TRADITIONS HISTORY TALK: 6 p.m., Jeanerette Museum, 500 Main St., Jeanerette. University of Louisiana at Lafayette cultural anthropologist Ray Brassieur will lead “Natural and Spiritual Healing Traditions of South Louisiana,” a discussion focusing on traiteurs, traditional healing practices and other methods. This free program is open to adults.


  • LET’S TALK ART — MICHAEL LEDET: 5 p.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Regional and student guest artists will speak about their area of their expertise in the art world.


  • “ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE”: Showtimes vary. Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife, Louise Seger. Tickets are $20. The show will run through April 17. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText
  • BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM: 131 W. Main St., New Iberia. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. Current exhibits include George Rodrigue’s “Saga of the Acadians” and a permanent Civil War exhibit. For information, call (337) 606-5977 or visit
  • DEPICTIONS OF LOUISIANA FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THE HILLIARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: The Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Uses works dating from mid-19th Century to the present and selected texts from literature, to interpret Louisiana. On display through Aug. 20.
  • FABRIC JOIE DE VIVRE: Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Exhibit runs through April 23.
  • “FASHION FROM FICTION” — ROMANCE NOVEL DRESSES BY CARRIE ANN SCHUMACHER: The Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Explores the relationship between fictional, romanticized representations of women in romance novels and the real-life experiences of women in contemporary American society. On display through May 14.
  • FROM THE VAULT — WORKS ON PAPER BY DALI AND PICASSO: The Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Showcases print portfolios of each artist – Salvador Dali’s La Conquête du Cosmos II and Pablo Picasso’s Femmes et Faunes. On display through May 14.
  • “HAITI — PAINTINGS FROM PARADISE”: Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Featuring selections from the collections of John Allen Franciscus, Madlyn and Paul Hilliard, Sandra and Joel Wallins. Runs through April 30.
  • 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 playing a tune.
  • JEANERETTE MUSEUM: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. Learn about the last 200 years of the sugar cane and cypress lumber industries and the days of the steamboat. (337) 276-4408 or
  • 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.
  • NEW IBERIA AZALEA TRAIL: Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2513 La. 14, New Iberia. Enjoy a self-guided driving tour along the trail. (337) 365-1540.
  • “PROMISED LAND”: Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. This exhibition explores the concept of how one’s sense of home or place shapes our personal visions of the world. Runs through May 14.
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE ART MUSEUM: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. or (337) 482-2278.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones