To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.

FRIDAY, may 17

music & market: 5 p.m., St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square, Opelousas. Music, fresh produce. Featuring Bon Soir Catin. Bring lawn chairs. No ice chests. (337) 948-6263 or

shrimp boil: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Alumni Center, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Soft drinks, corn potatoes, hamburgers and desserts. Sponsored by the Tangi Chapter of the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association. $12, advance; $15, door. Free hamburgers for children 11 and younger. (985) 549-2150.

Downtown alive!: 5:30 p.m., downtown Lafayette. Free outdoor concert featuring the Mercy Brothers. (800) 346-1958.

friday night cookie jar fishing tournaments: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway Boat Dock, New Roads. (225) 293-3402.

SATURDAY, may 18

louisiana triathlon: 6 a.m., packet pickup begins; 8 a.m., race, Morrison Parkway boat launch, New Roads. Proceeds benefit Rocket Kidz Foundation.

TECHE AREA FARMER’S MARKET: 6 a.m.-10 a.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Fresh, locally grown produce, arts and crafts, jams and jellies, preserves, baked goods and yard art. (888) 942-3742.

BAYOU TECHE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Hamilton and North New Market streets, St. Martinville. Produce, arts and crafts for sale. (337) 394-2230.

city-wide rummage sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 311 Mill St., New Roads. Used items, arts and crafts and other retail items will be for sale. Carnival rides and food.

CAJUN JAM SESSION: 9 a.m.-noon, Savoy Music Center, 4413 U.S. 190 E., Eunice. Bring instrument. (337) 457-9563.

  • ational barrel race competition: 9 a.m., New Roads Multi-Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. (225) 718-2438.
  • ational kids to parks day: 10 a.m., various state parks. Junior Ranger Day, musket demonstrations, tours. Free. or

behind the scenes at rosedown — a look at the restoration and maintenance of a historic house and garden: 10:30 a.m., Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville. Tour by site manager Patricia Aleshire. $10, adults; $8, seniors; $4, students; free, children ages 5 and younger; $5, garden only. (888) 376-1867.

book signing event and pet adoption day: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., West Feliciana Parish Library, 11865 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Nell Dickerson will sign copies of her book Porch Dogs. West Feliciana Humane Society will have dogs for adoption.

science saturday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LIGO Science Education Center, 19100 LIGO Lane, Livingston. Explore perception and say goodbye to 12 exhibits that will be leaving the center. Free. (225) 686-3173.

author reading and signing: 2 p.m. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 5705 Johnston St., Lafayette. Claire Manes will read and sign her book Out of the Shadow of Leprosy. (337) 989-4142.

rendez-vous des cajuns: 6 p.m., Liberty Theater, Eunice. Cajun music radio and TV show. Music by Blake J. Miller & the Vermilion Playboys. $5; $3, children under 12. (337) 457-7389 or

old fashioned fais-do-do dance: 8 p.m., Lakeview Park & Beach, 717 Veterans Memorial Highway, Eunice. Camping available. Live music by the Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers. (337) 457-2881.

sunday, may 19

an afternoon in st. francisville: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, St. Francisville. A walk in a mature beech-magolia woodland setting at the Mary Ann Brown Preserve. Hodge Podge volunteers will be selling plants at St. Mary’s. Sponsored by the Friends of LSU’s Hilltop Arboretum. $20. (225) 767-6916.

monDAY, may 20

auditions for children’s show: 6:30 p.m., Eunice Players’ Theatre, 121 S. Second St., Eunice. Children ages 8-14 are needed for The Trial of Goldilocks. Children ages 12-17 also needed for stage manager, lights and sound director and hair and make-up designer positions. (337) 457-2156.

TUESDAY, may 21

FARMER’S MARKET: 7 a.m.-11 a.m., 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Garden veggies, fruits, jellies, other fresh items. (337) 948-0561.

TECHE AREA FARMER’S MARKET: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Produce, arts and crafts, jams, jellies, baked goods and art.

FAlse river tuesday night fishing tournaments: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Morrison Parkway Public Boat Dock, New Roads. Fishermen must qualify to fish the final “Classic Tournament,” date TBA. (225) 955-2460.


grease: 7 p.m., Carl F. Grant Civic Center, 24700 J Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine. and (225) 687-2029.

thursday, may 23

board game night: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Adults ages 18 and older will play Trivial Pursuit, Malarky, Cranium and Quelf. (225) 673-8699.

grease: 7 p.m., Carl F. Grant Civic Center, 24700 J Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine. and (225) 687-2029.


2012 FIDDLE MANIA: throughout downtown Opelousas. Public art exhibit featuring oversized fiddles fabricated from metal that were painted and designed by local artists. The exhibit is dedicated in memory of local musician/fiddler and cultural ambassador Hadley J. Castille. (337) 948-5227 or

acadiana center for the arts: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. 1000 Words exhibit through July 13; “Pulse” a multi-channel immersive video installation, through July 6; Functional Sculpture by Terri Kennedy through July 1. (337) 233-7060.

Imahara’s Botanical Garden: 5341 Mahoney Road, St. Francisville. Self-guided tours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays.

ohr-o’keefe museum of art: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Dusti Bongé: Revisiting the Legacy, Lydia Thompson: Roots, Connections and Pathwaysand Terry Tjader: Ingrained in Wood, through May.George E. Ohr: Selections from Gulf Coast Collections,ongoing.

university of louisiana AT lafayette, hilliard art museum: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Folk Art from the Permanent Collection, through August.