- GARDEN TOUR FRIDAYS: 10 a.m., Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville. A guided garden tour. LouisianaTravel.com
- “LOVE LETTERS”: 6:30 p.m., The Boston Restaurant, 100 N.E. Central Ave., Amite. A romantic comedy presented by the Amite Little Theatre. Dinner includes salad, chicken alfredo and stir-fried fresh mixed vegetables, iced tea, water, bread and assorted dessert tray. $40, or $65 per couple. (985) 215-1307 or amitelittletheatre.com
- PRE MARDI GRAS MADNESS DANCE & MOTORCYCLE MAMBO PARTY: 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Magnuson Hotel, 7059 La. 61, St. Francisville. Performance by Original Roscoe Chenier Band. $13. (225) 635-3821
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, FEB. 14
- “INHERIT THE WIND”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Feb. 12-14, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Theatre 810, 810 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Production by Wanderlust Theatre Co. $15; $12, students. (337) 484-0172, inheritthewind.eventbrite.com or wanderlusttheatre.com
- HAMMOND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 2 W. Thomas St., Hammond. Fresh produce, arts and crafts. (985) 277-5681 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- JEANERETTE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Jeanerette City Park. Tarleton Street, Jeanerette. Locally-grown foods and handmade items. (337) 276-4293 or jeanerettechamber.org
LAFOURCHE CENTRAL MARKET: 8 A.M.-NOON, LAFOURCHE CENTRAL MARKET PAVILION, 4484 LA. 1, RACELAND. LOCAL FARMERS, FISHERMEN, ARTISANS AND MORE. FREE. (985) 438-1231
DUTCH OVEN GATHERING: 9 A.M.-NOON, CHICOT STATE PARK, 3469 CHICOT PARK ROAD, VILLE PLATTE. COOKING DEMONSTRATION. $2. (337) 363-6289 OR LOUISIANATRAVEL.COM
LA TABLE FRANCAISE D’ARNAUDVILLE: 9 A.M.-NOON, NUNU ARTS AND CULTURE COLLECTIVE, 1510 COURTABLEAU HIGHWAY, ARNAUDVILLE. COFFEE AND CONVERSATION BETWEEN FRENCH SPEAKERS. (337) 754-7724 OR NUNUCOLLECTIVE.ORG
LOCAL MUSIC CELEBRATION: 10 A.M.-1 P.M., IBERIA PARISH MAIN LIBRARY BRANCH, 445 E. MAIN ST., NEW IBERIA. A CELEBRATION OF LOCAL JAZZ MUSICIAN BUNK JOHNSON WHO LIVED IN NEW IBERIA AND IS CREDITED FOR TEACHING LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND OTHERS. VISITORS WILL LEARN ABOUT HIM AND HAVE THE CHANCE TO VISIT HIS GRAVE AND MEMORIAL SITE. (337) 365-1540 OR IBERIATRAVEL.COM
- GENEALOGY WORKSHOP SERIES: 1 p.m., River Road African American Museum, 406 Charles St., Donaldsonville. Gaynell Brady will present “Finding your Roots,” an interactive workshop. $10, or $25 for series. (225) 206-1225 or email@example.com. Ends Feb. 21.
- LARRY PEARSON AND SWOMPFIRE “MADE IN LOUISIANA” CD RELEASE PARTY: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., River Rats Bar and Grille, 14365 Mecca Road, French Settlement. Coinciding with St. Jude Mardi Gras Boat Parade. Half of all proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospitals.
- MARDI GRAS BALL: 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., St. Peter Claver Hall, 252 Church St., Grand Coteau. Featuring a performance by Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie. $12.
- WILD GAME COOK-OFF: 4 p.m., U.S. 190, Erwinville. A Dream Day Foundation fundraiser featuring a live performance by The Falcons. There will be a live and silent auction and refreshments. (225) 627-5221
- “HEARTSTRINGS”: 3 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. A presentation of romantic music by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, with guest artist/percussionist Greg Giannascoli. An option of high tea is available. $35; students, $10. Concert and tea, $50. acadianasymphony.org
- GLC FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville. Locally grown produce and homemade products. (337) 577-9160
- FILM SCREENING: 6 p.m., Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. Public screening of the LPB film “Signpost to Freedom: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott.” (337) 276-4408 or jeanerettemuseum.com
- “BLACK SCIENTISTS - A MILESTONE”: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville. A Black History Month program celebrating the accomplishments of African-American scientists. (225) 473-8052
- BAYOU STATE BOOK TALK: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St., Lafayette. Authors Mary and Warren Perrin will discuss their book “Acadie, Then and Now: A People’s History,” a comprehensive collection of scholarship on the Acadians in all parts of the world.
- FACULTY RECITAL: 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Auditorium, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. With vocalist Kristen Marchiafava. Free.
- BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM: 131 W. Main St., New Iberia. “George Rodrigue Comes Home: Under Iberia’s Oak Trees,” an exhibit of the late Rodrigue’s work, through March 15. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Thursday-Saturday.
- EAST FELICIANA PARISH CLERK OF COURT’S OFFICE: 12305 St. Helena St., Clinton. Marilyn Goff is the featured artist through February. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (225) 683-5145
- HILLIARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. “Henry Botkin: Evolution (Part 2),” an exhibit of Botkin’s early 20th century work illustrating how he explored various aspects of European Modernism. Through April 18. “Truth and Identity: Questions for the Self in Works” by Gary Chapman, an exhibit of paintings and mixed media works, also “The New Sublime: Video Works” by Courtney Egan, a multi-media exhibit of botanical art. Through May 16. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. (337) 482-2278 or hilliardmuseum.org
- JEANERETTE MUSEUM: 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. “The World Will Move: Civil Rights and Public Transportation in Louisiana 1860s-1950s,” an exhibit of photos, articles, prints and artifacts. Through March 6. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. (337) 276-4408 or JeaneretteMuseum.com
Compiled by Leslie D. Rose