THROUGH NOV. 17
FALL 2011 BAYOU FILM SERIES: Bayou Bijou Theater, 600 McKinley St., University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Show times are 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays on the remaining dates: Sept. 19 and 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; Nov. 7 and 24. The program is dedicated to bringing provocative, adventurous and exciting films from throughout the world to the Lafayette community. This year’s films include The Secret in Their Eyes, A Somewhat Gentle Man, Meek’s Cutoff, Poetry, Another Year, Biutiful, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, Spider Baby, or The Maddest Story Ever Told; Farewell and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. $20, whole season; $3, at the door for general public; $2, students and faculty of ULL. http://www.theind.com
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, SEPT. 16-17
9TH ANNUAL NATCHITOCHES MEAT PIE FESTIVAL: Riverbank Stage, downtown Natchitoches. The town’s famous meat pies along with live entertainment and children’s activities. The River Run along the downtown riverbank is being held in conjunction with the festival. (800) 259-1714 or http://www.meatpiefestival.com.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT. 17-18
OLDIES BUT GOODIES FESTIVAL: Noon-6 p.m., 2750 N. Westport Drive, Port Allen. State Championship Barbecue Cook-off. Live entertainment both days; costume, twist, jitterbug, and hula hoop contests. Antique car show Sunday. http://www.westbatonrouge.net.
SATURDAY-MONDAY, SEPT. 17-19
GRAND BOIS INTER-TRIBAL POW-WOW: Grand Bois Park, Bourg. Native American drumming and dancing, arts and crafts, Native American and Southern foods. Sponsored by the Terrebonne Indian Association. (504) 468-7231.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18
ST. JOSEPH 24TH ANNUAL FAMILY FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 76940 Gum St., Grosse Tete. Barbecue chicken dinners, $6; cold drinks, desserts, raffle, silent auction, bingo, plant store and general store, door prizes, horseshoe and volleyball tournaments, children’s entertainment. (225) 648-2977.
WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT. 21-25
LOUISIANA SUGARCANE FESTIVAL & FAIR: various venues throughout New Iberia. The festival features carnival rides, fais-dodo, sugar cookery contest, art show, boat parade, Mass and blessing of the crop, live music, tastings, photography show, fireworks, children’s parade and more. Live entertainment. http://www.hisugar.org