Around Acadiana for June 14, 2016 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- Acadiana Advocate reporters Billy Gunn, from left, Lanie Lee Cook and Richard Burgess photographed January 21, 2016.

’90s TV theme of improv show

Comedy troupe Silverbacks Improv Theatre will perform a ’90s concept show on Wednesday at Theatre 810 in downtown Lafayette.

The one-act, improvised performance will revisit the ’90s sitcom format inspired by classic television shows from the era.

Admission is $7 or $5 with a student ID. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at 810 Jefferson St.

Reservations are available at (337) 484-0172.

Using native plants

TreesAcadiana, at the group’s annual meeting Tuesday in Lafayette, will focus on the importance of using native plants in landscaping.

Speakers at the 6 p.m. meeting include Jim Foret, renewable resources instructor at University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Greg Guidroz, recreation and education coordinator with Bayou Vermilion District; and Sarah Schoeffler, TreesAcadiana president

Admission is free. All are invited to the event, to be held at Pack and Paddle at 601 E. Pinhook Road.

For more information, contact Heather Warner-Finley at (337) 501-9261.

Fact, fiction, ‘Da Vinci Code’

Southeastern Louisiana University professor William Robison will separate fact from fiction in the novel and movie “The Da Vinci Code” during a Wednesday presentation in Lafayette.

Robison will focus on Mary Magdalene in his presentation, which is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Regional Library, 6101 Johnson St.

Tribe to share history, custom

Canneci N’de Band of Lipan Apache will be at the Vermilionville Performance Center in Lafayette on Saturday as part of the venue’s series of Native American residencies.

The Canneci will perform traditional crafts and interpretations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center at 300 Fisher Road. The tribe has a history of slavery, emancipation and escape, freedom and exile throughout the centuries in historical Louisiana.

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Teen performers to raise cash

A Saturday production in New Iberia will benefit a youth filmmaking program there.

Fearless Generation Filmmakers, a group for young people ages 14-18, will present “Bayou Renaissance” along with blues singer Henry Turner Jr.; Maggie Belle and the Band; “In Black and White” TV host Dianne Andrews; singer Nebu; and actress and singer Irene Simon.

The production will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Westgate High School auditorium, 2305 Jefferson Island Road.

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