New Orleans area calendar for March 4-10, 2016 _lowres

Photo by John Barrois -- From left, Anna Toujas, Kayla Herrington Siemann, Price Provenzano, Bob Murrell, Eli Timm and Hannah Rachal star in ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,’ which starts Friday at Rivertown Theaters in Kenner.


  • NATURAL EASTER EGG DYEING: 10 a.m., Vermilionville Historic Village, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. Learn about the tradition behind Easter egg dyeing as well as natural dyeing techniques that were used before modern day food coloring was around. For information, call (337) 233-4077 or visit


  • NUNU MARKETPLACE: 11 a.m., NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 Bayou Courtableau Highway, Arnaudville.


  • NEW ROADS ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Downtown New Roads. For information, call (225) 718-0336 or (225) 718-7970.
  • JEANERETTE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, Jeanerette. Enjoy locally grown foods and handmade items. For information, call (337) 276-4293.
  • PLAY DIRTY ADVENTURE: 8 a.m., Mud Bugz Mud Park, 1099 Lake Martin Road, Lafayette. Get dirty and play around in the mud in this 30-obstacle challnge. Entry fee is $55. No race day registration. For information, visit Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color.
  • DELCAMBRE SEAFOOD AND FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m., Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing and Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre. Enjoy what’s fresh for the season from area farms and local waters.
  • HEALING TRADITIONS IN ACADIANA: 11 a.m., Bayou Vermilion District, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. A quarterly lecture series that discusses healing traditions of Cajuns and Creoles. (337) 233-4077.
  • ANNUAL CLEVY DAVID AND CHRISTY ROY MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT: 3 p.m., Morrison Parkway Public Boat Dock, New Roads. All proceeds go to the ALS Association for research. (225) 638-3998.
  • BODYTRAFFIC: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts James Devin Moncus Theater, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. The Los Angeles dance company’s Lafayette debut will include works by Barak Marshall, Victor Quijada and Richard Siegal. Tickets range from $16-$30.


  • TECHE AREA FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Experience a harvest of delicious, locally grown produce and homemade products by farmers and artisans.


  • PELICAN CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES CONCERT: 3 p.m., The Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. Cellist Dennis Parker, violist Christiano Rodrigues, and violinist James Alexander will perform a Schubert string trio and the Kodaly Duo for violin and cello.


  • ‘JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT’: 7:30 p.m., Heymann Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. An family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph. Tickets start at $49.


  • BUNK JOHNSON HISTORICAL KIOSK UNVEILING: Noon, Sliman Theater for the Performing Arts, 129 E. Main St., New Iberia. Honoring the legacy of jazz musician William G. “Bunk” Johnson and his impact on Iberia Parish.
  • GLC FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville. Farmers will sell produce, plants, honey and homemade pies. For more information, call (337) 519-7848.
  • PATRON’S PREVIEW OF ‘HAITI — PAINTINGS FROM PARADISE’: 6 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Features the collection of Yvonne and Glenn Stokes with additional paintings from the collections of John Allen Franciscus, Paul and Madlyn Hilliard, and Sandra and Joel Wallins. Tickets are $50.
  • EVANGELINE LEAGUE & THE JEANERETTE BLUES TALK: 6 p.m., Jeanerette Museum, 500 Main St., Jeanerette. Dr. J. Paul Leslie of Nicholls State University will lead a discussion on the history of the Evangeline League in rural Louisiana from the 1930s to 1950s.


  • ACADIANA GROWERS ALLIANCE FARMERS MARKET: 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia.


  • BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM: 131 W. Main St., New Iberia. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. Current exhibits include George Rodrigue’s “Saga of the Acadians” and a permanent Civil War exhibit. For more information, call (337) 606-5977 or visit
  • FALSE RIVER TUESDAY NIGHT FISHING TOURNAMENTS: 6 p.m., Morrison Parkway Boat Dock, New Roads. Fishermen must qualify to fish “The Final Classic Tournament.” Fee is $40. Through Sept. 27. (225) 240-0174
  • FOSSIL GIANTS DINOSAURS AND MAMMALS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Lafayette Science Museum. Wander among fossil casts and see prehistoric beasts that roamed the Earth long before we did. Runs through April.

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 playing a tune.

Jeanerette Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. Learn about the last 200 years of the sugar cane and cypress lumber industries and the days of the steamboat. (337) 276-4408 or

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday matinees. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. Iberia Performing Arts League presents a Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway hit. Runs through March 13. Tickets are $20.

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.

La Table FranÇaise at Java Square CafÉ: 4 p.m. Fridays, Java Square Café, 103 W. Landry St., Opelousas. Have coffee and share conversation with other French speakers. Free.

New Iberia Azalea Trail: Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2513 Highway 14, New Iberia. Enjoy a self-guided driving tour along the trail. (337) 365-1540.

‘Promised Land’: Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. This exhibition explores the concept of how one’s sense of home or place serves to shape our personal visions of the world. Runs through May 14.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette art museum: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Current exhibitions include “Depictions of Louisiana” through Aug. 20, “Works on Paper by Dali and Picasso” through May 14, and “Romance Novel Dresses” by Carrie Ann Schumacher through May 14. For more information, call (337) 482-2278 or visit

Washington Art Gallery: Corner of Veterans Boulevard and Church Street, Washington. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones