• PLEIN AIR COMPETITION ARTISTS: 9 a.m., Shadows on the Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia. In this annual art competition, qualifying participants and plein air artists go out into the community to paint their surroundings. Sale of works on Saturday. (337) 369-6446


  • 7-MILE YARD SALE: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 Bayou Courtableau Highway, Arnaudville. The annual roadside sale features undiscovered treasures of small towns such as Henderson, Sunset and Cecilia.
  • HUNTING FOR THE MISSING PIECE AUTISM AWARENESS 5K RUN/WALK: 7:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. race begins. 911 Marguerite St., Morgan City. A run/walk event to bring awareness for autism. The event will feature refreshments, children’s games and activities, and special guests.
  • 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. For information, call (337) 276-4293.
  • FESTIVAL OF LIVE OAKS: 9 a.m., New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia. Celebrate spring with fun, family-friendly activities, barbecue cookoff and live music.
  • ACADIANA RACE FOR THE CURE: 9 a.m. Parc Sans Souci, downtown Lafayette. The part race, part festival features a breakfast provided by Jefferson Street Pub at 7:50 a.m. Opening ceremonies start at 9 a.m.
  • SPRINGFIELD EASTER CELEBRATION AND CHILDRENS EGG HUNT: 10 a.m., Fayard’s Field, Springfield. (225) 294-3150.
  • SUN-EARTH DAY: 10 a.m. At the corner of Polk and Congress streets, Lafayette. The free event is a day of learning about the sun and its effects on Earth. All ages are welcome.
  • ALL IN FOR THE ARTS POKER TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER: Noon, Citè des Arts at 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Play poker and help raise money for the downtown Lafayette venue. Buy-in is $60 for early registration, $80 at the door. (337) 291-1122 or
  • MARCH MURDER MYSTERY: 6:30 p.m., Esprit de Coeur, 402 Garfield St., Lafayette. Patrons will participate in solving a murder over the course of a themed dinner. $45 plus fees.
  • ‘CINDERELLA’: 7 p.m. Heymann Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. Lafayette Ballet Theatre presents the classical ballet with international guests artists. Tickets start at $20.
  • SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA BLACK RODEO: 7:30 p.m. Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. The baddest show on dirt, featuring special guests Jody Watley and Shalamar, Lil’ Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers, and Ms. Jody. Tickets start at $17.50.


  • TECHE AREA FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia.


  • EGGSTRAVAGANZA: 1 p.m., Chappapeela Sports Park, 19325 Hipark Blvd., Hammond. The Easter bunny will be there to assist with egg hunts, registration and pictures. Hunts begin at 2:45 p.m. for designated ages and continue through the afternoon. The event is free.


  • BUNK JOHNSON HISTORICAL KIOSK UNVEILING: Noon, next to the Sliman Theater for the Performing Arts, 129 E. Main St., New Iberia. The kiosk honors the legacy of jazz musician William G. “Bunk” Johnson and his impact on Iberia Parish.


  • ROGER DALE BROWN ARTIST WORKSHOP: 9 a.m., Shadows on the Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia. Brown will explain techniques and compositions of the masters to explain the foundation of painting.


  • GLC FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville. For information, call (337) 519-7848.
  • SILVERBACKS IMPROV THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. Theatre 810, 810 Jefferson St., Lafayette. The local improv comedy troupe will revisit its popular ’90s sitcom format. $7 admission. $5 with a student ID. Make reservations and get more information by calling (337) 484-0172.


  • ACADIANA GROWERS ALLIANCE FARMERS MARKET: 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia.
  • RHYTHMS ON THE RIVER: 5:30 p.m. River Ranch, 1100 Camellia Boulevard. The free concert series returns with a performance from The Molly Ringwalds.


  • 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
  • FABRIC JOIE DE VIVRE: 6 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Exhibit runs through April 23.

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.

‘Haiti — Paintings from Paradise’: 6 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Featuring selections from the collections of John Allen Franciscus, Madlyn and Paul Hilliard, Sandra and Joel Wallins. Runs through April 30.

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

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.

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