To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.

FRIDAY, may 10

trail ride: IFBS Lodge, La. 31, Leonville. (337) 943-8272.

music & market: 5 p.m., St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square, Opelousas. Music, fresh produce. Featuring Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band. Bring lawn chairs. No ice chests. (337) 948-6263 or

Downtown alive!: 5:30 p.m., downtown Lafayette. Free outdoor concert featuring Louisiana Red. (800) 346-1958.

jazz on the plazA: 6 p.m., Paul and Lulu Hilliard Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Performance by the UL Lafayette Faculty Jazz Combo. Admission includes cocktails and wine. $25 or $200 for a reserved table of four. (337) 482-0817.

Book signing and preview party: 6 p.m., Chapelle Country Store, Le Village, Eunice. Meet author Nan Tubre. (337) 457-3573.

a gatsby affair: 6:30 p.m., The Victorian, 302 E. Main St., Broussard. Live entertainment by the New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra. Live and silent auction. 1920s costume or cocktail attire. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana. $100. (337) 237-2787.

friday night cookie jar fishing tournaments: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway Boat Dock, New Roads. (225) 293-3402.ajun fare available before the show. $20-$30. (337) 233-7060.

NOCTURNE: 7:30 p.m., Mary M. Danos Theater, Talbot Hall, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux. A showcase of Nicholls Department of Music faculty talent in support of music scholarships. $50. Cocktail party, 6:30 p.m. (985) 448-4600

louisiana crossroads: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Performance by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Special Guests. Casual CSATURDAY, may 11

TECHE AREA FARMER’S MARKET: 6 a.m.-10 a.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Fresh, locally grown produce, arts and crafts, jams and jellies, preserves, baked goods and yard art. (888) 942-3742.

delcambre seafood and farmers market grand opening: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Shrimp Festival Grounds, 409 E. Main St., Delcambre. Fresh food, crafts, music, cooking demonstrations. (800) 884-6120, ext. 6.

BAYOU TECHE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Hamilton and North New Market streets, St. Martinville. Produce, arts and crafts for sale. (337) 394-2230.

CAJUN JAM SESSION: 9 a.m.-noon, Savoy Music Center, 4413 U.S. 190 E., Eunice. Bring instrument. (337) 457-9563.

hammond market: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown Hammond. Arts and crafts and seasonal homegrown produce.

winnie the pooh mother’s day tea party: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, 13278 La. 73, Dutchtown. Stories, games and a craft gift for moms. (225) 673-8699.

may market day: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Chapelle Country Store, Le Village, Eunice. Gifts for Mom, fresh produce, crafts. Lunch available or bring your own picnic. (337) 457-3573.

biggest bench press on the river: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., False River, New Roads. (225) 718-2646.

american indians of iberville: 1:30 p.m., Iberville Museum, 57735 Main St., Plaquemine. Kimberly Walden will give a scholarly talk on the Chitimachas. Refreshments provided. School groups encouraged. Free. (225) 687-7197.

rendez-vous des cajuns: 6 p.m., Liberty Theater, Eunice. Cajun music radio and TV show. Music by Ellis Vanicor & The Lacassine Playboys. $5; $3, children under 12. (337) 457-7389 or

old fashioned fais-do-do dance: 8 p.m., Lakeview Park & Beach, 717 Veterans Memorial Highway, Eunice. Camping available. Live music by the Mike Dean Band. (337) 457-2881.

sunday, may 12

contra & square dance: 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m., NuNu’s, 1510 Bayou Courtableau Road, La. 93 E., Arnaudville. Sponsored by Louisiana Contras and Squares. Beginners welcome; no partner needed; all dances are called. Gumbo, water and soft drinks for sale. $5. (337) 349-1622.

TUESDAY, may 14

FARMER’S MARKET: 7 a.m.-11 a.m., 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Garden veggies, fruits, jellies, other fresh items. (337) 948-0561.

TECHE AREA FARMER’S MARKET: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Produce, arts and crafts, jams, jellies, baked goods and art.

FAlse river tuesday night fishing tournaments: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Morrison Parkway Public Boat Dock, New Roads. Fishermen must qualify to fish the final “Classic Tournament,” date TBA. (225) 955-2460.

  • orthlake community band concert: 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Free. (985) 549-5502.


2012 FIDDLE MANIA: throughout downtown Opelousas. Public art exhibit featuring oversized fiddles fabricated from metal that were painted and designed by local artists. The exhibit is dedicated in memory of local musician/fiddler and cultural ambassador Hadley J. Castille. (337) 948-5227 or

Imahara’s Botanical Garden: 5341 Mahoney Road, St. Francisville. Self-guided tours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays.

ohr-o’keefe museum of art: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Dusti Bongé: Revisiting the Legacy, Lydia Thompson: Roots, Connections and Pathwaysand Terry Tjader: Ingrained in Wood, through May.George E. Ohr: Selections from Gulf Coast Collections, ongoing.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY: East Stadium, SLU, Hammond. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday with extended hours until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Spring 2013 Senior Exhibition featuring artwork from 32 graduating seniors, on display through Wednesday, May 15. Free. (985) 549-5080.

university of louisiana AT lafayette, hilliard art museum: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Contemporary Folk Art from the Permanent Collection, through August. John Buck: C’est Magnifique, through Saturday, May 11.