• “THE CONSTANT CHANGE”: Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. The exhibition features the sculpture work of Sarah House and will be on display through Sept. 25. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • SPARE TIME RIDERS TRAIL RIDE: All day event, New Roads Multi Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. For more information, contact (225) 718-2438.
  • PAINT POINTE COUPEE PURPLE RALLY: All day event, Pointe Coupee Parish Office of Tourism, 727 Hospital Road, New Roads. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Pointe Coupee invites you to participate in the Paint Pointe Coupee Purple Rally Day. For more information, call (225) 638-3998.
  • BREWS ARTS FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. This year’s festival will treat patrons to an extensive international selection of more than 40 beers, including local micro brews and beers from around the world. Ticket prices are $25 at the door or $20 in advance and can be purchased at the Arts Center during our regular gallery hours of noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, by phone at (985) 542-7113 or online with credit card or Pay Pal at
  • SPACE SPECTACULAR ALMOST SLEEPOVER: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, 113 North Cypress, Hammond. Our astronauts in training will learn all about what it takes to become a real astronaut, build their own space ship and go on a constellation scavenger hunt. Kids are welcome to wear astronaut suits and bring their space crew. Children must be potty trained. For members, the first child is $23. Any additional children are $18. For non-members, fees are $28 for the first child, and $23 for any additional children. All prices include a $3 processing fee. To RSVP please call (985) 340-9150.
  • TRAIL FEATHER FESTIVAL ART GALA: 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Bayou Teche Brewing, 1106 Bushville Highway, Arnaudville. Join us for an elegant evening at the brewery. Sample delicious appetizers paired with local brews in your personal LA-31 snifter. Live music, a brewery tour, advanced sales of the 2015 SLEMCO Trail Feather Festival Pin and door prizes are all part of the event.
  • SOUTHEASTERN OPERA WORKSHOP “A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM”: 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. A non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. Adult tickets are $21. Faculty/staff/seniors/non-Southeastern student tickets are $16. Southeastern Students get in free with ID.


  • LAFAYETTE FREE TO BREATHE 5K RUN/WALK: 7:30 a.m., River Ranch Town Square, 1100 Camellia Blvd. The event raises funds for lung cancer research with the goal of doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.
  • BATTLEFIELD CROSS COUNTRY FESTIVAL: 7:30 a.m. registration, Race begins 8:20 a.m., Port Hudson State Historic Site, 236 La. 61, Jackson. Runners will compete over rugged, hilly trails through thick woods where the 48-day siege on Port Hudson once took place. Race is open to the public and registration is required.
  • BOOM! BOOM! BURLESQUE: 10 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. See the classic tale of Peter Pan as told through the eyes of the three women in his life: Wendy Darling, Tiger Lily, and Tink. Admission $15. For more information, visit
  • SKYLINERS BIG BAND FEATURING BILLIE CASTLE AND RON GOMEZ: 7 p.m., Petroleum Club, 111 Heymann Blvd. $15 per person at the door.


  • VICTORY FESTIVAL: 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Gallery 333, 333 Monroe St., Lafayette. This fundraising festival supports the Victory Garden, designed by Jillian Johnson, a victim of the shootings at The Grand 16 cinema in Lafayette. The event features a film screening, music and food and drink. For more information visit or


  • BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM: 131 W. Main St., New Iberia. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. (337) 606-5977 or
  • JAM SESSION: 7 p.m.-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 sugarcane industry, the cypress lumber industry and the days of the steamboat. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (337) 276-4408 or

LE VIEUX VILLAGE: 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

ROSEDOWN PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: La. 10, St. Francisville. (225) 635-3110 or

La Table Francaise at Java Square Cafe: 4 p.m. Fridays, Java Square Cafe, 103 W. Landry St., Opelousas. Grab a cup of coffee and share conversation and fun with other French speakers. Free admission.

University art museum University of Louisiana at Lafayette: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. “Selections from the UL College of Art Faculty” will be on display through Dec. 12. Also, the museum’s exhibits “Art Under the Big Sky” and “Imprinting the West” will run through Jan. 2. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. (337) 482-2278 or

Washington Art Gallery: Corner of Veterans Boulevard and Church Street, Washington. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. See “Washington Historic,” an exhibit of paintings, including colorful, abstract Louisiana landscapes. (337) 351-3043 or

Compiled by Marchaund Jones