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Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie perform at Friday's edition of Downtown Alive! in Lafayette. The free show starts at 5 p.m. in Parc International and also includes a performance from Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys.


PARK(ING) DAY: 10 a.m., Downtown Lafayette. An annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places.

DOWNTOWN ALIVE: 5 p.m., Parc International, Lafayette. Featuring music by Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie and Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys.

VISION ART SHOWCASE — ART OF THE BODY: 7 p.m., Abacus Banquets and Receptions, 530 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette. See live body painters and traditional canvas painters. $10.


ALLEN PARISH FAIR: 400 Allen Ave., Oberlin. Traditional Louisiana parish fair, with livestock judging, carnival rides, crafts, food music and a rodeo.

ST. MARTINVILLE PEPPER FESTIVAL: Festival Grounds, 200 N. New Market St., St. Martinville. Celebrating the spice of life, this festival includes cooking contests, races, carnival rides, food and crafts, plus entertainment and music. $5. (447) 962-9948.


ST. THERESA BON TON FESTIVAL: St. Theresa Catholic Church, 4822 Carlyss Drive, Carlyss. Located near Lake Charles, this traditional church festival celebrates with music, auctions, food, rides, bingo and signature pies.


ACADIANA WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S: 8 a.m., Blackham Coliseum, 2330 Johnston St., Lafayette. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.

PLATE LUNCH-A-PALOOZA: 11 a.m., Sugar Mill Pond Center, 101 Waterview Road, Youngsville. Enjoy the ultimate plate lunch experience, celebrating the rich culture of Acadiana's favorite rib-sticking, gravy-covered, meal-on-the-go through food, music and fun.

LA LA FEST: 3 p.m., LaLa Festival, 102 Woodvale Ave., Lafayette. Support local art, eat barbecue and listen to good music. $5.

BICYCLE SCAVENGER HUNT: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. $10 per team member. 

A NIGHT WITH THE LIVING DEAD — Q&A WITH JOHN RUSSO: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., LITE, 537 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. Watch a screening of the 1968 classic with the co-writer, followed by a Q&A. $5.  


LOUISIANA COMIC CON: 10 a.m., Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. $25 for single day tickets and $40 for weekend tickets.

"TRUE STORY": 7:30 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. A developmental production of E.M. Lewis' postmodern thriller from Acadiana Repertory Theatre. $15, $12 for students and seniors with valid ID.


HISTORY HARVEST: 10 a.m., Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. Participate in the Common Heritage Project which aims to preserve the history of various cultures for future generations. Bring in artifacts such as personal objects, documents, tools or memorabilia from between 1890 and 1950.

KEVIN MCDONALD SKETCH COMEDY SHOW: 10 a.m., public show at 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Featuring a daylong workshop of improv and sketch comedy from the famed performer of "Kids in the Hall." $20 for public performance. Workshop tickets are $180.

"TECHE — A HISTORY OF LOUISIANA'S MOST FAMOUS BAYOU": 2 p.m., Alexandre Mouton House, 1122 Lafayette St., Lafayette. Shane Bernard, author and historian will speak of Louisiana's Bayou Teche. Co-hosted by The Lafayette Public Library System.


SEPT SOTB — EXPLORING THE UNKOWN DEEP SEA: 6:30 p.m., Lafayette Science Museum, 433 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Learn about deep-sea biology with Dr. Scott France.


THE SLAM: 7:30 p.m., Steam Press Coffee Cafe, 520A Jefferson St., Lafayette. Featuring 2 rounds of slam poetry and open mic. $5 to watch, $3 to perform.

COMEDY CORNER: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., The Greenroom, 229 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Monthly standup showcase featuring Chase Mayers, hosted by Jason P. Leonard. 


ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. "Neo-Eclectic Post Bop Expressionism: Dutch Kepler" and "Powder Keg," through Saturday; and "Through the Looking Glass" through Sept. 23.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF ACADIANA: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 201 E. Congress St., Lafayette. Admission is $7 for children and adults. Free for children 12 months and under.

HILLIARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. "CONTINGENt: drawing and sculpture by Joan Tanner" through Saturday; "Spotlight on Francis Pavy" through Dec. 9; Yoga in the Galleries on the second Saturday of every month at 11 a.m.; and free guided tour every Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m.

HUB CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oil Center, 427 Heymann St., Lafayette. Across from Champagne's. The first and third Saturdays include an arts weekend.

LAFAYETTE FARMERS AND ARTISAN MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston St., Lafayette. Includes a Cajun jam at 9 a.m.

OPELOUSAS FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Farmers Market Pavilion, 925 E. Landry St., Opelousas.

TECHE AREA FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia.

LAFAYETTE SCIENCE MUSEUM: 433 Jefferson St., Lafayette. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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.

JEANERETTE MUSEUM: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. Learn about the past 200 years of the sugar cane and cypress lumber industries and the days of the steamboat. (337) 276-4408 or

JEANERETTE WEEKLY MARKET: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce Grounds, 1440 Main St., Jeanerette, every Friday, locally grown vegetable, canned items, jewelry and other homemade items. (337) 339-3383.

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.

NUNU COLLECTIVE: 1510 Bayou Courtableau Highway, Arnaudville. Featuring a marketplace at 11 a.m. Fridays through Sundays.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones