Friday

  • MUSIC & MARKET SPRING SERIES: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Farmers’ Market Pavilion, 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. In addition to local music, there will be a vegetable/agricultural commodity spotlight. (337) 948-6263 or cityofopelousas.com

PREVIEW PARTY: 6 P.M.-9 P.M., SHADOWS ON THE TECHE, 317 E. MAIN ST., NEW IBERIA. SHADOWS ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE DAVID GREELY AND LYNDA FRESE WILL TAKE PART IN THE EVENT, CATERED BY FRENCH PRESS, TO CULMINATE THEIR YEAR-LONG RESEARCH EXHIBIT DOCUMENTING OBJECTS IN THE COLLECTION OF SHADOWS-ON-THE-TECHE WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF CREATING ORIGINAL WORKS. TICKETS REQUIRED. ARTANDSHADOWS.TICKETLEAP.COM/PREVIEW THE EXHIBIT WILL CONTINUE 2 P.M.-8 P.M. SATURDAY. $5. (337) 369-6446 OR SHADOWSONTHETECHE.ORG

BOOK SIGNING: 6:30 P.M., BARNES AND NOBLE, 5705 JOHNSTON ST., LAFAYETTE. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR KIMBERLY WILLIS HOLT WILL READ FROM HER LATEST WORK, “DEAR HANK WILLIAMS,” FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION, Q&A AND SIGNING. (337) 989-4142

  • RHYTHMS ON THE RIVER: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., downtown Front Street, Morgan City. Weekly live music series. Featuring a performance by Toni O & Blue Eyed Soul Revue. (985) 384-9291 or morgancitymainstreet.com
  • FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR FISHING TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, LA Express Boat Dock, Jarreau. Entry fees apply to fish the tournament and fisherman must fish so many consecutive tournaments to qualify to fish the final “classic tournament.” $30. (225) 293-3402 or mr.guy@netzero.net

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

  • ART & SHADOWS CELEBRATION: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Main Street, New Iberia. There will be exhibits, performances, demonstrations, food and more. Admission fees vary. (337) 369-6446 or ShadowsontheTeche.org
  • IPAL YOUTH MUSICAL AUDITIONS: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, Essanee Theatre, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. Auditions for summer production, “Hairspray,” to run July 16-26. Auditions are open to students ages 10-18 and will involve singing and dancing. Rehearsals will begin June 1 and will run 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Friday until shows begin. (337) 519-0865 or vpbarras@aisp.net

SATURDAY

  • 22ND ANNUAL LOUISIANA TRIATHLON: 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m., headquartered at Satterfield’s Restaurant, New Roads. Featuring more than 250 athletes competing in a race that includes swimming, biking and running events. $55 to compete. (225) 638-5027
  • BATON ROUGE BARREL RACE COMPETITION: New Roads Multi-Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. (225) 718-2438
  • ATCHAFALAYA CLASSIC HORSESHOE PITCHING TOURNAMENT: All day, Kemper Williams Park, Patterson. (985) 385-3858 or kemperwilliamspark.com

THIRD ANNUAL MORGAN CITY OILFIELD FISHING RODEO: 6 A.M.-4 P.M., PATTERSON AREA CIVIC CENTER, COTTEN ROAD, PATTERSON. (985) 385-1913 OR MCOFR.COM

  • HAMMOND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 2 W. Thomas St., Hammond. Fresh produce, arts and crafts. (985) 277-5681 or smith_tl@hammond.org
  • JEANERETTE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, Jeanerette. Locally-grown foods and handmade items. (337) 276-4293 or jeanerettechamber.org
  • LAFOURCHE CENTRAL MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Lafourche Central Market Pavilion, 4484 La. 1, Raceland. Local farmers, fishermen, artisans and more. Free. (985) 438-1231

SWINGING FOR A GOOD CAUSE: 8 A.M.-2 P.M., ATCHAFALAYA GOLF COURSE AT IDLEWILD, 400 COTTEN ROAD, PATTERSON. (985) 395-4653 OR ATCHAFALAYAGOLF.COM

THE SPRING TRASH BASH AND BOOGIE: 9 A.M., NEW IBERIA CITY PARK, 300 PARKVIEW DRIVE, NEW IBERIA. THE EFFORT IS IN PREPARATION FOR TOUR DU TECHE’S MAY 16 FIRST CHITIMACHA RACE, WHICH WILL RUN 20 MILES FROM NEW IBERIA’S CITY PARK TO THE PUBLIC BOAT RAMP IN THE CHITIMACHA NATION NEAR CHARENTON. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO CLEAN THE BAYOU. TECHEPROJECT.ORG

Q-ING ON THE BAYOU - BOAT POKER RUN: 11 A.M.-8 P.M., BAYOU CARLIN COVE BOAT DOCK, 605 S. RAILROAD ST., DELCAMBRE. POKER RUN IN BOATS WITH PRE-DETERMINED STOPS WHERE CARDS ARE TO BE DRAWN. THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC, A BARBECUE COOK-OFF AND MORE. (337) 658-2422 OR DELCAMBREBOATPARADE.COM

STUDENT ARTS EXPO: NOON-8 P.M., VARIOUS LOCATIONS, DOWNTOWN LAFAYETTE. ARTS EXPO IS AN ANNUAL EVENT SHOWCASING STUDENT WORK IN THE ARTS FROM LAFAYETTE PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THERE WILL BE ABOUT 20 PERFORMANCES AND MULTIPLE VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITS. ACADIANACENTERFORTHEARTS.ORG

MOM’S TEA PARTY: 2:45 P.M.-5:45 P.M., LOUISIANA CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CENTER, 113 N. CYPRESS ST., HAMMOND. A TEA PARTY FOR MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN, WITH SEATINGS EVERY HALF HOUR. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. $5. (985) 340-9150 OR LCDCOFHAMMOND.ORG

REIMERS MUSIC SHOW AND POTLUCK DINNER: 4 P.M.-6 P.M. DINNER, 6:30 P.M. SHOW, REIMERS AUDITORIUM, HAMMOND. BRING A SIDE DISH FOR THE DINNER. THE SHOW WILL BE ’50S THEMED WITH GUEST BAND WILL KIDDER AND FRIENDS, PLUS THE REGULAR BAND THE OLD GUYS. FREE, BUT DONATIONS ACCEPTED.

EUNICE ART WALK: 7 P.M.-9 P.M., SECOND STREET, EUNICE. THE THEME IS WHITE LINEN NIGHT AND ATTENDEES ARE ENCOURAGED TO DRESS ACCORDINGLY. THERE WILL BE MUSIC, ART AND REFRESHMENTS. (337) 580-3110 OR COMMUNITYARTHOUSE@GMAIL.COM

SATURDAY-MONDAY

  • ANNUAL STEP OUTSIDE DAY: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sherburne Wildlife Management Area, 1132 Sherburne Road/La. 975, Krotz Springs. There will be family activities, archery, canoeing, target and trap shooting, water safety and more. (337) 585-0853

SUNDAY-MONDAY

  • “ANNIE” AUDITIONS: 6 p.m., Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, 501 Main St., Franklin. (337) 366-1845 or ttpaonline.com

TUESDAY

  • TUESDAY NIGHT FISHING TOURNAMENT: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., False River. Every Tuesday through September. (225) 240-0174

PATTERSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND CONCERT: 6:30 P.M., PATTERSON AREA CIVIC CENTER, COTTEN ROAD, PATTERSON. (985) 395-6772 OR STMARY.K12.LA.US

WEDNESDAY

  • GLC FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville. Locally grown produce and homemade products. (337) 577-9160
  • EUNICE FARMERS MARKET: 1 p.m., corner of Second and Park streets, Eunice. (337) 457-6503 or EuniceLa@hotmail.com

ONGOING

  • HAMMOND REGIONAL ARTS CENTER: 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Hours: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. “Accalia and the Swamp Monster Drawings” by Kelli Scott Kelley. hammondarts.org
  • JEANERETTE MUSEUM: 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. (337) 276-4408 or JeaneretteMuseum.com
  • UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. “Truth and Identity: Questions for the Self in Works” by Gary Chapman, an exhibit of paintings and mixed media works, also “The New Sublime: Video Works” by Courtney Egan, a multi-media exhibit of botanical art. Through May 16. (337) 482-2278 or hilliardmuseum.org

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose