- ‘THE LAST ISLANDS’ OPENING RECEPTION: 5 p.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. The exhibit focuses on south Louisiana’s vanishing coastline and will be on display until Feb. 26. hammondarts.org
- ‘LA FÉE VERTE’: 7:30 p.m., Theatre 810, 810 Jefferson St., Lafayette. See Acadiana Repertory Theatre’s production about the absinthe ban in France in the early 20th century. For more information, call (337) 484-0172 or visit acadianarep.org.
- NUNU MARKETPLACE: 11 a.m., NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 Bayou Courtableau Highway, Arnaudville. Activities include Deux Bayous Gallery, Bouki Books literary gallery, and one of nine national French corners featuring classic and contemporary works by French writers. nunucollective.org
- NEW ROADS ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Downtown New Roads. For more information, call (225) 718-0336 or (225) 718-7970.
- JEANERETTE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, Jeanerette. Enjoy locally grown foods and handmade items. For more information, call (337) 276-4293.
- BARREL RACE COMPETITION: 9 a.m., New Roads Multi-Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. For more information, callText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color (225) 718-2438.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color
- TUNICA-BILOXI TRIBE OF LOUISIANA STORYTIME: 11 a.m., Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Reservation, 151 Melacon Road, Marksville. Activities include bilingual songs, popular children’s books, puppets and props. For more information, call (318) 240-6412.
- CORRIDOR DES ARTS SECOND SATURDAY: Noon, NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 Bayou Courtableau Highway, Arnaudville. Marketplace artists demonstrate processes and techniques. nunucollective.org
- PINE NEEDLE BASKETRY CLASS: 1 p.m., Louisiana State Arboretum, 1300 Sudie Lawton Lane, Ville Platte. Participants will learn the basic techniques of making a pine needle basket. $10. All supplies will be provided for participants. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (888) 677-6100 or (337) 363-6289.
- ARTWALK: 6 p.m., Downtown Lafayette. Take a tour of the galleries as downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and art for purchase. downtownlafayette.org
- WORKS BY LUCAS MENARD: 6 p.m., Gallery R, downtown Lafayette. Lucas Menard will showcase varied techniques during the second Saturday Artwalk.
- VALENTINE’S DAY EVE COOKING CLASS: 6 p.m., Vermilionville Cooking School, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. Chef Agnes Capello of Savoir Faire teaches a couples cooking class. $75 per couple. vermilionville.org
- HARLEM AMBASSADORS PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL SHOW & GAME: 7 p.m., Westgate High School, 2305 Jefferson Island Road, New Iberia. Game and show by the Harlem Ambassadors Comedy Basketball World Tour. Tickets can be purchased from brownpapertickets.com or at Community First Bank, 535 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia.
SHORT FORM GAMES: 8 P.M., JEFFERSON STREET PUB, 500 JEFFERSON ST., LAFAYETTE. IMPROVISERS WILL PERFORM A SET OF GAMES POPULARIZED BY THE TELEVISION SHOW “WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY.” ADMISSION IS $5. (337) 232-5040.
- TECHE AREA FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Experience a harvest of delicious, locally grown produce and homemade products by farmers and artisans.
- POSTER ART REVEAL: 10 a.m., Victor’s Cafeteria, 109 W. Main St., New Iberia. The Iberia Preservation Alliance invites the public to attend the poster art reveal for the inaugural Dave Robicheaux Literary Festival. Free.
- IKTUS COMBO: 7:30 p.m., Southeastern Louisiana University’s Pottle Auditorium, 310 Ned McGehee Drive, Hammond. The musical group will perform works by Kari Besharse, Louis Andriessen, Philippe Hurel and Mikel Keuhn. This event is free and open to the public.
- GLC FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville. Farmers will sell produce, plants, honey and homemade pies. For more information, call (337) 519-7848.
- THE CIVIL WAR ON BAYOU TECHE: 5:30 p.m., Sliman Theater for the Performing Arts, 129 E. Main St., New Iberia. Dr. Shane Bernard discusses Bayou Teche Museum’s new, permanent exhibit on the Civil War. Free admission. Call (337) 519-5873 for reservations.
THE NEW LATINOS: 6:30 P.M., SIMS MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 1211 SGA DRIVE, HAMMOND. VIDEO DISCUSSION AND LECTURES ON LATINO AMERICAN ARTS, A READING FOR CHILDREN, AND A DANCE DEMONSTRATION.
- ‘FROM ZORRO TO MACHETE — THE STORY OF LATINOS IN HOLLYWOOD’: 2 p.m., Sims Memorial Library, 1211 SGA Drive, Hammond. Video discussion and lectures on Latino American arts, a reading for children, and a dance demonstration.
- ACADIANA GROWERS ALLIANCE FARMERS MARKET: 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia.
- LET’S TALK ART — ‘THE LAST ISLANDS’: 5 p.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Gary LaFleur, Daniel Kariko, Ernest Milsted and Dennis Sipiorski discuss their work. This event is free and open to the public. hammondarts.org
- ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101. W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Current exhibits include “Fresh Pickins,” which features works from visual arts majors studying at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette through Feb. 20. acadianacenterforthearts.org
- 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 new, permanent Civil War exhibit. For more information, call (337) 606-5977 or visit bayoutechemuseum.org.
- ‘ÇA C’EST BON’ — PAINTINGS OF COURIRS, BOUCHERIES & FESTIVALS: Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. An exhibition of oil paintings by Herb Roe depicting Courir de Mardi Gras. Runs through Feb. 20.
- 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. lafayettesciencemuseum.org
- 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: 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. Learn about the last 200 years of the sugar cane industry, the cypress lumber industry and the days of the steamboat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. (337) 276-4408 or jeanerettemuseum.com
- 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. cityofopelousas.com/le-vieux-village
- LA TABLE FRANÇAISE AT JAVA SQUARE CAFÉ: 4 p.m. Fridays, Java Square Café, 103 W. Landry St., Opelousas. Have coffee and share conversation with other French speakers. Free.
‘Promised Land’: 6 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. This exhibition explores the concept of how ones sense of home or place serves to shape our personal visions of the world. Runs from Saturday through May 14. acadianacenterforthearts.org
- 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 more information, call (337) 482-2278 or visit hilliardmuseum.org.
- 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