- FESTIVAL OF WORDS: 5 p.m., Knights of Peter Claver Hall, 252 Church St., Grand Coteau. The Festival of Words holds a shindig featuring Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band. The musical party takes place at the Knights of Peter Claver Hall in Grand Coteau. Food and drinks will be available. Admission is $10.
- VICTORY BELLES, NOSTALGIC WORLD WAR II TRIO: 7:30 p.m., Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. For more information or to purchase ticket, call (225) 638-3646, (225) 718-1386, or (225) 638-6049.
- POINTE COUPEE PARISH HIGH SCHOOL RODEO: 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. Sunday. Pointe Coupee Multi-Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. Festivities include various events bull racing and barrel shows. Admission prices are $8 for ages 13 and older, $3 for ages 12 and under. Children 3 and under are free. All weekend bracelets are $15.
- JUNGLE GARDENS 5K: 8 a.m., Jungle Gardens, La. 329, Avery Island. The running event will be immediately followed by food, entertainment, and awards. All entrants will have a full-day pass to explore the gardens and enjoy the area. The race will include a new 4.5 mile trail run, as well as a stroll for those who would just like to walk the course and enjoy the scenery. For more information and to register, visit junglegardens5k.com.
- THE ART OF HARMONY: 10 a.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Go on a musical adventure with artist/musician Ashana Sophia and Chad Viator. $32 for non-members, $30 for center members. Ages 16 and up. For more information, visit acadianacenterforthearts.org/art-harmony.
- STORIES ON THE STEPS A MINI CHILDREN’S BOOKFEST: 10 a.m., Main Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia. Local authors/storytellers will be featured in a storytelling marathon. All throughout the morning, hear tales from authors Vicky Branton, Sherry Broussard, Daphne Thomas and Susan Garcia.
LA FÊTE DU FESTIVAL: 6:30 P.M., THE GROUSE ROOM, 1919 KALISTE SALOOM ROAD #303, LAFAYETTE. PARTY LIKE IT’S THE 1920S IN THIS ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CELEBRATION FOR FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL. FOR TICKETS, VISIT LAFETEDUFESTIVAL.EVENTBRITE.COM.
LOUISIANA CAJUN MUD CHALLENGE MUD RUN: MUDBUGZ MUDPARK, 1099 LAKE MARTIN ROAD, LAFAYETTE. PLAY DIRTY ADVENTURE OCR IS BACK WITH A NEW COURSE AND ANOTHER GREAT ADVENTURE. DIVISIONS INCLUDE ONE-MILE MINI MUCK, THREE-MILE AND NEW FIVE-MILE EXTREME COURSE. FULL DETAILS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION ARE AVAILABLE AT PLAYDIRTYADVENTURE.COM
- ADOPT A PET: 10 a.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, 113 N. Cypress, Hammond. Activities include: Doggie, Doggie, Where’s Your Bone, Animal Charades, Adopt a Puppy, Animal Buddies, Snake Demos, Bean Bag Throw.
- POINTE COUPEE PARISH VETERAN’S MONUMENT GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY: 9 a.m., Pointe Coupee General Hospital, 2202 False River Drive, New Roads. Located at the designated site for the PC Parish Veteran’s Monument. Please be sure to bring your red, white, and blue shovels to participate. No fees to attend, and everyone is invited. For more information, call Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color(225) 287-4068, (225) 937-1686, or (225)718-1575.
SALUTE TO VETERANS EVENT: 2 P.M., IBERVILLE VETERANS MEMORIAL, 23640 RAILROAD AVE., PLAQUEMINE. FREE.
- HOBGOBLIN HILL PUPPETS: 7 p.m., Frame Shop Gallery, 912 Coolidge Blvd., Lafayette. Continuing their mission to bring historical ethnic puppetry to the United States, Hobgoblin Hill Puppets will be premiering “Vertep,” the ancient Russian traditional nativity play. Free.
- BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM: 131 W. Main St., New Iberia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. (337) 606-5977 or bayoutechemuseum.org/
Clementine Hunter Traveling Exhibit: 10 a.m., Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. The Art and Social Commentary of Clementine Hunter runs from Nov. 10 through Jan. 15. The exhibit from the Louisiana State Museum focuses on the importance of Hunter’s work as a chronicler of rural life and serves as an example of her innate artistic talent. Seating may be limited. For more information on this free program suitable for adults, contact the Jeanerette Museum at (337) 276-4408, or visit jeanerettemuseum.com
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”: Sliman Theater, 129 E. Main St., New Iberia. Presented by The Iberia Performing Arts League, this charming concoction, scales the dizzying spectrum of romance. Recommended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com or by calling the theatre at (337) 364-6114 (Visa/Mastercard only). For further information visit ipaltheater.com. Show will run Nov. 5-8.
Jam Session: 7 p.m.-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: 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. Learn about the last 200 years of the sugarcane industry, the cypress lumber industry and the days of the steamboat. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (337) 276-4408 or jeanerettemuseum.com
LE VIEUX VILLAGE: 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. cityofopelousas.com/le-vieux-village
ROSEDOWN PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: La. 10, St. Francisville. (225) 635-3110 or lastateparks.com
La Table FranÇaise at Java Square CafÉ: 4 p.m. Fridays, Java Square Café, 103 W. Landry St., Opelousas. Grab a cup of coffee and share conversation and fun with other French speakers. Free admission.
University art museum University of Louisiana at Lafayette: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. “Selections from the UL College of Art Faculty” will be on display through Dec. 12. Also, the museum’s exhibits “Art Under the Big Sky” and “Imprinting the West” will run through Jan. 2. Hours are 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
Washington Art Gallery: Corner of Veterans Boulevard and Church Street, Washington. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. See “Washington Historic,” an exhibit of paintings, including colorful, abstract Louisiana landscapes. (337) 351-3043 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Compiled by Marchaund Jones