- STENNIS SPACE CENTER PRESENTATION: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, 113 North Cypress, Hammond. Learn first-hand about the principles of flight, aeronautics, Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion, rocketry and design.
CONNIE G. AS TINA TURNER: 6 P.M., THE LIBERTY THEATRE, 200 PARK AVE., EUNICE. WITH A NICKNAME LIKE THE “POWER HOUSE OF THE SOUTH”, THERE’S NO DOUBT THAT CONNIE G. KNOWS HOW TO PUT ON A SHOW. THIS EVENT WILL BE THE OFFICIAL KICKOFF FOR THE EXPERIENCE LOUISIANA FESTIVAL. ADMISSION IS $20.
BRIGHT STAR THEATER’S “THE STORY OF ANNE FRANK”: 7 P.M., TECHE THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 501 MAIN ST., FRANKLIN. $10 ADMISSION.
- “A RAISIN IN THE SUN”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Iberia Performing Arts League, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. $10. (337) 364-6114
- “THE SHADOW BOX” BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Citè des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. $15. Tickets can be purchased at citedesarts.org/, or by calling (337) 291-1122.
- EXIT 11 YARD SALE: 7 a.m.-4 p.m., I-49 Exit 11, along La. 93 and La. 182 in Grand Coteau and Sunset. Shopping runs through the historic towns as residents, and visitors are invited to set up tables to sell anything including crafts, antiques and furniture. Some shops will feature special sales or one-day discounts. Free admission.
- LIGO LIVINGSTON OBSERVATORY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LIGO Science Education Center, 19100 Ligo Road, Livingston. Act like an Engineer at LIGO in September for “Engineering Design!” You’ll learn how to design and create things just like an engineer.
- EQUINE CLINIC: All day event, New Roads Multi Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. For more information contact (225) 718-2438.
- MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St. Lafayette. The one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story, is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Tickets are $45.
- MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY PRESENTATION: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, 113 N. Cypress St., Hammond. The Michoud Assembly Facility will be building parts of the rocket and the Stennis Space Center will be testing the rocket that will take our next astronauts to planet Mars.
- “WWII IN THE GULF OF MEXICO” HISTORY TALK: 6 p.m., The Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. A history talk by C. J. Christ, military historian and author of “World War II in the Gulf of Mexico: Documenting a War Close to Our Shores.” Christ, a tireless researcher and acknowledged authority on German U-boats, will lead a talk on his research.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, SEPT. 25
- SOUTHEASTERN OPERA WORKSHOP “A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM”: 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E Thomas St., Hammond. A non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. Adult tickets are $21. Faculty/staff/seniors/non-Southeastern student tickets are $16. Southeastern Students get in free with ID.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, SEPT. 26
- TINSEL & TREASURES 2015: 10 a.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. Occurring at the end of September each year, Tinsel & Treasures gives shoppers a one-stop shopping experience. Shoppers have the opportunity to shop for all their holiday needs early under one roof. The categories of boutique-like shops include those that specialize in jewelry, food, gifts, toys, home décor, apparel and much more. For more information, call Junior League Headquarters at (337) 988-2739.
- “THE CONSTANT CHANGE”: Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. The exhibition featuring the sculpture work of Sarah House will be on display through Sept. 25. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM: 131 W. Main St., New Iberia. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. (337) 606-5977 or bayoutechemuseum.org
- 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, the weekly sessions in the clubhouse feature singers, accordionist and fiddlers passing a good time.
- 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 FRANCAISE AT JAVA SQUARE CAFE: 4 p.m. Fridays, Java Square Cafe, 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