FRIDAY

  • AN EVENING OF COMEDY: 7:30 p.m., Julien Poydras Arts & Museum Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. Featuring comedy magician Mitch Richard, impersonator Sam Joubert and stand-up comedian Steve Shaw. Presented by Arts Council of Pointe Coupee. $28, adults; $10, students. (225) 718-1574 or (225) 638-6049

SATURDAY

  • NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY: all day, Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, 113 N. Cypress St., Hammond. Guest authors and illustrators, story time each hour. Children can bring their favorite book or borrow one from the center. (985) 340-9150
  • 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
  • BAYOU COUNTRY COOK-OFF AND FAMILY DAY: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Southdown Plantation House, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma. Forty-plus shopping booths, barbecue, live entertainment, kids area, inflatables, pony rides, petting zoo, rock wall, games, crafts, face painting and more. Proceeds go to MacDonell Children’s Home & Hope Restored for Life. Free. (985) 262-1435 or southdownmuseum.org
  • ZYDECO HAWAIIAN CRUISE DANCE: 9:30 p.m., St. Peter Claver Hall, 252 Church St., Grand Coteau. Featuring Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners. $10, advance; $12, at the door. (337) 349-5814

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • SUGASHEAUX: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SugArena at Acadian Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (La. 3212, New Iberia. Regional horse show and ranch sorting competition. (337) 365-7539 or SugArena.com

SATURDAY AND TUESDAY

  • TECHE AREA FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Locally grown produce and homemade products. (337) 369-2330

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

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, AUG. 17

  • DELCAMBRE SHRIMP FESTIVAL: 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 15; 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 411 S. Richard St., Delcambre. Shrimp cook-off, queens’ pageant, fais-do-dos, carnival rides, blessing of the fleet, food court, more. shrimpfestival.net

ONGOING

  • PAUL AND LULU HILLIARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: University of Louisiana at Lafayette. “Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper,” through Aug. 16; “Earth and Element: the Art of George Dunbar,” through Aug. 30. “The Walter Anderson Family Legacy: Shearwater Pottery,” through Sept. 6. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. (337) 482-2278
  • A&E GALLERY: 335 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia. Watercolor exhibit by Darnelle Delcambre’s students through Aug. 31. (337) 367-7668
  • LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM-PATTERSON: 118 Cotten Road, Patterson. “Cleo Scott: The Wildlife Carvings of a Louisiana Artist,” an exhibit of waterfowl decoys and life-sized sculptures of songbirds. On view through Aug. 31. (985) 399-1268

Compiled by Red staff