For monster truck’s pilot, championship is in the family _lowres

Photo provided by Monster Jam -- Grave Digger is one monster truck featured at this weekend's Monster Jam at the Cajundome in Lafayette. Can I get a 'Hell Yeah'?


  • ANNIE AWARDS LUNCHEON: 11:15 a.m., Greater Hammond Chamber, 400 NW Railroad Ave, Hammond. Enjoy live music and signature cocktails and celebrate five women who embody the spirit of the Annie Awards. Tickets are $30 each and $390 for a reserved table of 8.



  • MONSTER JAM: 7:30 p.m., Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. The 12-foot tall, 10,000-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles. Can I get a “Hell Yeah”? Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased through


  • JEANERETTE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton St. For information, call (337) 276-4293.
  • DELCAMBRE SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m., Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing and Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre. Enjoy what’s fresh for the season from area farms and local waters. The market includes tasting opportunities and kids’ activities.
  • NATIONAL BARREL RACE COMPETITION: 9 a.m., Pointe Coupee Parish Multi-Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. Festivities and various competitions will be held.
  • RESCUE THE RENFEST: 10 a.m., Louisiana Renaissance Festival, 46468 River Road, Hammond. Please wear a pair of gloves and footwear appropriate for outside work. Feel free to bring hand tools such as a rake, shovel, pitch fork or wheelbarrow.


  • BATON ROUGE BARREL RACE COMPETITION: 9 a.m., Pointe Coupee Parish Multi-Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. Festivities and various competitions will be held.
  • “MADAMA BUTTERFLY”: 1 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. See the classic tale about a young Japanese geisha who believes her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage.
  • SYMPHONY SUNDAY IN THE PARK: 3 p.m., New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia. Free outdoor concert by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra featuring performances by local choirs and musicians.


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


  • GLC FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville. For information, call (337) 519-7848.
  • THE SIZZLING MONKEY WINE DINNER: 7 p.m., The Sizzling Monkey, 116 E. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Enjoy a delicious five-course meal and wine tasting, with a complementary bottle of wine. Tickets are $120 plus fees through


  • ACADIANA GROWERS ALLIANCE FARMERS MARKET: 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia.
  • WESTON OLENCKI RECITAL: 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium, 310 Ned McGehee Drive, Hammond. Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents a free show with the Chicago-based trombonist.


  • ‘ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE’: 7:30 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife, Louise Seger. Tickets are $20. Performances begin Thursday, and the show will run through April 17. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$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
  • FABRIC JOIE DE VIVRE: 6 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Exhibit runs through April 23.
  • FALSE RIVER TUESDAY NIGHT FISHING TOURNAMENTS: 6 p.m., Morrison Parkway Boat Dock, New Roads. Fishermen must qualify to fish “The Final Classic Tournament.” Fee is $40. From Tuesday through Sept. 27. (225) 240-0174.
  • FOSSIL GIANTS DINOSAURS AND MAMMALS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Lafayette Science Museum. Wander among fossil casts and see prehistoric beasts that roamed the Earth long before we did. Runs through April.
  • “HAITI — PAINTINGS FROM PARADISE”: 6 p.m., 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. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Current exhibitions include “Depictions of Louisiana” through Aug. 20, “Works on Paper by Dali and Picasso” through May 14 and “Romance Novel Dresses” by Carrie Ann Schumacher through May 14. For information, call (337) 482-2278 or visit
  • WASHINGTON ART GALLERY: Corner of Veterans Boulevard and Church Street, Washington. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones