BACH LUNCH: 11:15 a.m., Parc Sans Souci, downtown Lafayette. Featuring local music and local food to benefit the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation.

DOWNTOWN ALIVE!: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Parc Sans Souci, downtown Lafayette. Featuring a performance from Los Texmaniacs. Free.

COSTUME PARTY: 7 p.m., Low Road Brewing, 1110 C.M. Fagan Drive, Hammond. Enjoy new beer and catered food. People in costume get half off first beer.


BLACKPOT FESTIVAL & COOKOFF: 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. Enjoy a weekend party with southern cuisine, food, music, dancing and camping.


FRENCH FOOD FESTIVAL: Larose Regional Park and Civic Center, 307 E. Fifth St., Larose. Cajun food, music and dancing, plus carnival rides, cultural demonstrations, contests and events are highlights of this festival. (985) 693-7355.

LA FÊTE DES BAYOUS: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 44450 La. 429, St. Amant. Includes carnival rides, cook-offs and a car show.

"A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. The Lauren-Reilly Eliot company tackles Tennessee Williams classic drama. $20.


HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL: Main Street, downtown Franklin. Family-friendly event with food, music, treats, a dog costume contest, cemetery tours and crafts. (337) 828-2486.

SWEET DOUGH PIE FESTIVAL: St. Charles Catholic Church, 174 Church St., Grand Coteau. One-day event celebrates the history of this St. Landry Parish town with contests, speakers, music and arts and crafts. (337) 662-3058.

HORSEPOWER CLASSIC CAR SHOW: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Moncus Park, 2913 Johnston St., Lafayette. Free to attend and kid-friendly. $30 to register a car, $35 the day of the show.

CYT LAFAYETTE'S CHARACTER TEA PARTY: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, 1100 Lee Ave., Lafayette. Enjoy tea and treats while meeting favorite superheroes and princesses. $18 admission.

DOG-TOBERFEST ADOPTION EVENT: 10 a.m., Low Road Brewing, 1110 C.M. Fagan Drive, Hammond. Tangi Humane will be bringing adoptable dogs to Low Road Brewery in hopes of finding them fur-ever homes. Adoption fee $125.

BARKTOBERFEST 2017: 11 a.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. This event will feature fun games, a costume contest, and great food and beverages for humans and pups, as well as membership specials and updates on Barkopolis.

THE TACO FESTIVAL: Noon, Moncus Park, 2913 Johnston St., Lafayette. $14 for general admission, $50 for VIP.

BOO-COO FUN AT THE PARK: 3 p.m., Pa Davis Park, 1 Dawn St., Lafayette. Bring the family and enjoy a safe trick or treat with community vendors, food, face paintings, and great entertainment. At the end of the night, there will be a viewing of "Hotel Transylvania 2," so bring lawn chairs and blankets. $2.

TRUNK OR TREAT: 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2200 Rue Denise, Hammond. Enjoy a night of fun, games, food and trunk-or-treating.

OCTOBER MURDER MYSTERY: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Esprit de Coeur, 402 Garfield St., Lafayette. A whodunit with food and a cash bar. $46. 

"TOO MUCH DRAMA TO STAY FOCUSED": 7 p.m., Heymann Performing Art Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. Karl Singleton's new inspirational play focuses on what people do to survive during times of infidelity and manipulation. $25. (337) 291-5555. 

POODOO SOUL FEST: 7 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. A fall series with performances from LeTrainiump, The Good Dudes, and DG & The Freetown Sounds. $5. 

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE SYMPHONY HALLOWEEN CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Angelle Hall Doucet-Gilfrey Auditorium, 601 E. St. Mary Blvd. Featuring spooky and classic tunes. $8 for adults, free for ages 17 and younger and students, faculty and staff. (337) 482-6012. 

JSP HALLOWEEN JUNGLE BASH: 9 p.m., The Jefferson Street Pub, 500 Jefferson St., Lafayette. This year's theme is "Jungle Bash." Dress up in your costume and enjoy drink specials and music from DJ Greenlight. 


EXPERIENCE LOUISIANA FESTIVAL: LSU-Eunice, 2048 Johnson Highway, Eunice. The rich heritage of this area comes to life in a festival that includes music, folklife, food, cooking demonstrations, a film village and exhibition games of the world-champion LSU-E ball teams. (337) 457-1776.


BLACKPOT BRUNCH WITH MISS TESS: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Saint Street Inn, 407 Brook Ave., Lafayette. Enjoy some country and jazz tunes while eating brunch and enjoying drinks. (337) 534-8112. 

A TIP TAP BOOK RELEASE PARTY: 2 p.m., Dat Dog, 201 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Join author and illustrator Denise Gallagher for the official release of her book, "A Tip Tap Tale." 

A FREETOWN FUNKOWEEN: 7 p.m., The Freetown Boom Boom Room, 300 McKinley St., Lafayette. With music from Bleach, Different Strokes, and Smooth Ras and the Reflection. 


HALLOWEEN SCIENCE SHOW: 6 p.m., Nutty Scientist of Acadiana, 1042 Camellia Blvd., Suite 17, Lafayette. Meet the great-great-grandfather of all nutty scientists in the world, Albert Einstein… His ghost will be with us throughout the festival, sending messages in code and teaching their hilarious inventions and spectral spells. $20.


ABITA SPRINGS HALLOWEEN BLOCK PARTY: 5:30 p.m., Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs. Games, food and drinks, trick-or-treating, face painting and fun. (985) 892-0711.

MADISONVILLE NOT-SO-SCARY SPOOK HOUSE: 6 p.m., Madisonville Town Hall, 403 St. Francis St., Madisonville. Halloween fun for children up to 10 years old. Scavenger hunt, door prizes and concessions available. (985) 845-9824.


ARTISTS ANONYMOUS: COLLAGE NIGHT: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Basin Arts, 113 Clinton St., Lafayette. Jaik Faulk leads a group in a collage session. Bring old magazines, paper, glue and scissors. $5 suggested donation.

"LE PAPILLON: CELEBRATING FLOYD SONNIER'S ACADIANA": 6:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. An original production bringing Sonnier's drawings to life. $22 for adults, $15 for children.

ANDERSON EAST: 7 p.m., The Jefferson Street Pub, 500 Jefferson St., Lafayette. The country artist performs at the downtown bar. Get tickets and information at


ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Featuring "Art I-10" and "Steve Breaux: Waking Space."

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. "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 vegetables, 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.