To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
louisiana stock horse competition: New Roads Multi-Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. (225) 718-2438.
dance auditions: 10 a.m.-noon, dance studio, Kinesiology and Health Studies Building, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Dance instructor Skip Costa is looking for dancers who are seniors in high school or students at SLU for a fall concert. (985) 549-2133 or email email@example.com.
bach lunch: 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Parc Sans Souci, corner of Polk, Congress and Vermilion streets, Lafayette. Free outdoor concert by Mike Dean. Lunches are available for purchase from Chick-Fil-A, French Press and Poupart’s Bakery. Proceeds benefit the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation. Free.
great southern rv park bluegrass event: 1 p.m., 30338 La. 21, Angie. Camping, RV hookups and music. $15; free, children 12 and younger. (985) 516-4680.
uros house artist lecture: 2:30 p.m., Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise Theatre, 537 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amoros will discuss how she uses sculpture, video and lighting techniques to create works that illuminate notions of personal identity and community. Free. Registration recommended. http://liteuroshouse.eventbrite.com or (337) 735-5483.
music & market: 5 p.m., Le Vieux Village, 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Music, fresh produce. Bring lawn chairs. No ice chests. (337) 948-6263 or http://www.cityofopelousas.com.
Downtown alive!: 5:30 p.m., downtown Lafayette. Free outdoor concert featuring the Band Courtbouillon. (800) 346-1958.
art in april with champagne: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., downtown Hammond. More than two dozen regional artists’ exhibits, live music, champagne cocktail challenge. http://www.dddhammond.com or (985) 277-5681, ext. 2.
friday night cookie jar fishing tournaments: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway Boat Dock, New Roads. (225) 293-3402.
movies in the park: 7 p.m., festivities; 7:30 p.m., movie begins, City Park, New Iberia. This month’s movie: Shrek. Bring blankets and chairs. No ice chests. Concessions sold. Free. http://www.iberiaontap.com.
baby with the bathwater: 7:30 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Performance of the comedy by Christopher Durang. $10, general admission; $6, SLU faculty and staff, seniors and non-SLU students; free, SLU students. (985) 549-2115.
beard, mustache & facial hair competition: 8 p.m., Blue Moon Saloon & Guesthouse, 215 E. Convent St., Lafayette. Sponsored by the Louisiana Beard and Facial Hair Association. Food, drinks, prizes and live music. $10. (337) 298-4373 or http://louisianabeard.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
TECHE AREA FARMER’S MARKET: 6 a.m.-10 a.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Fresh, locally grown produce, arts and crafts, jams and jellies, preserves, baked goods and yard art. (888) 942-3742.
delcambre seafood and farmers market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Shrimp Festival Grounds, 409 E. Main St., Delcambre. Fresh food, crafts, music, cooking demonstrations. Theme is “All about Alligators” with a live alligator from the LSU Sea Grant exhibit and samples of alligator meat. (800) 884-6120.
sugasheaux: 8 a.m., SugArena, 713 NW Bypass, New Iberia. Regional rodeo competition, concessions. (337) 365-7539 or http://www.sugarena.com.
BAYOU TECHE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Hamilton and North New Market streets, St. Martinville. Produce, arts and crafts for sale. (337) 394-2230.
CAJUN JAM SESSION: 9 a.m.-noon, Savoy Music Center, 4413 U.S. 190 East, Eunice. Bring instrument. (337) 457-9563.
artmania: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall, 210 Church St., Washington. Watch artists demonstrate their skills. Original art for sale. Raffle benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. (337) 277-2820.
GUIDED CANOE TOUR: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Chicot State Park, La. 3042, north of Ville Platte. Space limited. Park admission, $1. http://www.lastateparks.com
Dutchtown branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Tweens in grades 4-8 will hunt for clues to find the lost, stolen or hidden treasures in the library. (225) 673-8699.
corridor des arts open studio tour: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., between I-10 and I-49 along La. 31 and La. 93, Sunset, Grand Coteau, Arnaudville and Cecilia. Tax free shopping for original art. (337) 332-7906 or http://www.corridordesarts.homestead.com.
car show: noon-4 p.m., Toby’s Lounge & Reception Center, 132 Tobys Lane and La. 182 South, Opelousas. Vehicles 1983 and older. Live music, booths selling used auto parts, vintage collectibles and arts and crafts. Registration at 8 a.m. $25 registration fee. (337) 948-3955.
science saturday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LIGO Science Education Center, 19100 LIGO Lane, Livingston. “Catch a Wave” and learn about the different types of waves. Free. (225) 6868-3173.
PRESERVING OUR MUSICAL HERITAGE panel discussion: 2 p.m., James D. Moncus Theatre, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette. Part of Cajun Seasoning: Zydeco Rhythms in the Heart of Acadiana, a program presented by Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, the Louisiana Office of Tourism and Oxford American Magazine.
SCREENING OF SUNSHINE BY THE STARS: CELEBRATING LOUISIANA MUSIC: 4 p.m., James D. Moncus Theatre, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette. Part of Cajun Seasoning: Zydeco Rhythms in the Heart of Acadiana, a program presented by Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, the Louisiana Office of Tourism and Oxford American Magazine.
rendez-vous des cajuns: 6 p.m., Liberty Theater, Eunice. Cajun music radio and TV show. Music by the Thibodeaux Family Band and Fred Charlie & the Acadiana Cajuns. $5; $3, children under 12. (337) 457-7389 or http://www.eunice-la.com.
CONCERT FEATURING COREY LEDET AND LIL’ BAND OF GOLD: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Parc San Souci, Lafayette. Part of Cajun Seasoning: Zydeco Rhythms in the Heart of Acadiana, a program presented by Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, the Louisiana Office of Tourism and Oxford American Magazine.
live professional boxing: 6:30 p.m., gates open; 7:30 p.m., event begins, Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas. $25. (337) 594-3000.
NICHOLLS ALUMNI CRAWFISH BOIL: doors open, 6:30 p.m., food served, 7 p.m., Cotillion Ballroom, Bollinger Memorial Student Union, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux. Also, silent auction, music by John Daigle. $40, dues-playing alumni; $50, others. (985) 448-4111.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
FARMER’S MARKET: 7 a.m.-11 a.m., 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Garden veggies, fruits, jellies, other fresh items. (337) 948-0561.
TECHE AREA FARMER’S MARKET: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Produce, arts and crafts, jams, jellies, baked goods and art.
FAlse river tuesday night fishing tournaments: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Morrison Parkway Public Boat Dock, New Roads. Fishermen must qualify to fish the final “Classic Tournament,” date TBA. (225) 955-2460.
Ul lafayette symphony orchestra concert: 7:30 p.m., Angelle Hall Auditorium, ULL, Lafayette. With guest composer Stephen Dankner. Free. (337) 482-6012 or http://ularts.com.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
let’s talk art: 5 p.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Timothy Silva will present “Caravaggio: A Cry in the Dark.” (985) 549-3962.
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
opening reception: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Southeastern Louisiana University Contemporary Art Gallery, East Stadium, SLU, Hammond. Spring 2013 Senior Exhibition featuring artwork from 32 graduating seniors on display April 25-May 15. Free. (985) 549-5080.
dance with death murder mystery game: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Donaldsonville branch, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville. For teens in grades 6 and older. (225) 473-8052.
2012 FIDDLE MANIA: throughout downtown Opelousas. Public art exhibit featuring oversized fiddles fabricated from metal that were painted and designed by local artists. The exhibit is dedicated in memory of local musician/fiddler and cultural ambassador Hadley J. Castille. (337) 948-5227 or http://www.cityofopelousas.com.
art show competition: Barnes and Noble, 5705 Johnston St., Lafayette. Open to the public. On display through Saturday, April 27. Judging on Monday, April 22. (337) 856-7369 or (337) 783-8765.
Imahara’s Botanical Garden: 5341 Mahoney Road, St. Francisville. Self-guided tours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays. http://imaharasbotanicalgarden.blogspot.com.
livingston parish main library: 20390 Iowa St., Livingston. Exhibit of paintings by Bonnie Smith-Williams on display during regular library hours through April. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- icholls jubilee festival: Nicholls State University, Thibodaux. Workshops, art festivals, performances, writer’s conference, film history exhibit, talent show and more, through Saturday, April 27. For a schedule of events, visit http://nicholls.edu/jubilee or call (985) 448-4273.
ohr-o’keefe museum of art: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Dusti Bongé: Revisiting the Legacy, Lydia Thompson: Roots, Connections and PathwaysandTerry Tjader: Ingrained in Wood, through May. George E. Ohr: Selections from Gulf Coast Collections, ongoing. https://www.georgeohr.org.
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY: East Stadium, SLU, Hammond. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday with extended hours until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Spring 2013 Senior Exhibition featuring artwork from 32 graduating seniors on display April 25-May 15. Free. (985) 549-5080.
university of louisiana AT lafayette, hilliard art museum: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. http://museum.louisiana.edu. Contemporary Folk Art from the Permanent Collection, through August. John Buck: C’est Magnifique, through May 11.