The Tokyo String Quartet is scheduled to perform Friday at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in downtown Lafayette.

Tickets range from $35 to $55 for ACA members and from $45 to $65 for non-members.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

A question-and-answer session with the artists begins at 7 p.m., and the performance is scheduled for 8 p.m.

The quartet will perform works by Bela Bartok and Joseph Haydn.

The performance of the Tokyo String Quarter is the first in the ACA’s All-Stars Concert Series.

Other scheduled performers in the series include Robert Cray, Ricky Skaggs and Asleep at the Wheel.


French classes

The city of St. Martinville will offer a six-week Louisiana French language class beginning Monday.

The class will cater to those who are just learning or want to improve their French skills.

Classes will meet from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at the La Maison Duchamp in St. Martinville.

The course fee is $60 per person.

To register or for more information, call (337) 257-1592.

Latin music festival

The seventh annual Latin Music Festival is scheduled from noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 1 at Parc International in downtown Lafayette.

Musical acts include Joaquin Diaz, the Latin Four and Grammy winner Chubby Carrier.

The event will also feature Latin American cuisine, an arts-and-crafts exhibition and dance demonstrations.

The free festival is sponsored by the Association Cultural Latino Acadiana.


Native American culture

Vermilionville Living History and Folklife Park in Lafayette will celebrate a Native American Culture Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17.

The event will feature food, music, dance and craft demonstrations.

Admission is free.


Cocktail fundraiser

The Alliance Fran?aise de Lafayette, which promotes French language and culture, is hosting a fundraiser that explores the history and making of historic cocktails, including the Sazerac and the Ramos gin fizz.

The fundraiser is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Jolie’s Louisiana Bistro in Lafayette.

The cost is $35 per person, which includes a presentation on the history of cocktails, recipes and a free cocktail.

For more information, call (337) 261-1002.

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