- COFFEE WITH CREATIVES — MISTY TALLEY: 2 p.m., Rêve Coffee Roasters, 200 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Sit down for this unique opportunity to discuss her detail-oriented and purposeful film making approach while delving into her feature length film “Zombie Shark” and success as the first woman to direct a Syfy channel original movie. eventbrite.com.
- NATURAL EASTER EGG DYEING: 10 a.m., Bayou Vermilion District, 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.
LAO NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: WAT THAMMARATTANARAM TEMPLE, 7913 CHAMPA AVE., BROUSSARD. A THREE-DAY FESTIVAL THAT INCLUDES LIVE MUSIC, A BEAUTY PAGEANT, PARADES, SAND CASTLE BUILDING, KIDS ACTIVITIES AND SEVERAL VENDORS SELLING CLOTHES, JEWELRY, MUSIC AND FOOD FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA. FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/WAT-THAMMARATTANARAM.
- 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. For information, call (337) 276-4293.
- EASTER CELEBRATION: 8 a.m., Hammond Farmers Market, Hammond Downtown Development District, 2 W. Thomas St.
- BARREL RACE COMPETITION: 9 a.m., New Roads Multi-Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. Festivities and various competitions will be held.
- ONCE UPON A TIME IN ZYDECOLAND BRUNCH: 9 a.m., Robicheaux Center, 1919 Eraste Landry Road, Lafayette. Children can eat, meet and take pictures with their favorite character including the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $10 per person and $12 per person at the door. Children 3 and under eat free. eventbrite.com.
- NATIVE AMERICAN RESIDENCY — CANNECI N’DE BAND OF LIPAN APACHE: 10 a.m., Bayou Vermilion District, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. The Canneci N’de Band of Lipan Apache will be on site performing traditional crafts and interpreting.
- RESCUE THE RENFEST: 10 a.m., Louisiana Renaissance Festival, 46468 River Road, Hammond. Please wear a pair of gloves and footwear appropriate for outside work. Feel free to bring hand tools such as a rake, shovel, pitch fork or wheelbarrow.
- “BIG DADDY’S LAST DANCE” AUDITIONS: 11 a.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. The second round of auditions for the original comedy by Dennis Ward. For information, call (337) 291-1122.
- FAMILY DAY IN THE PARK: 11 a.m., Dorseyville Park, La. 70, Belle Rose. The third annual pre-Easter car, truck and bike show family day in the park. eventbrite.com.
- TECHE AREA FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia.
- LES VUES FREE FILM SERIES — ‘TAPPED’: 6:30 p.m., Bayou Vermilion District, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. The films will range from features, documentaries, student film, shorts, animation, etc. that focus on the themes surrounding various aspects of culture.
- HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: 7 p.m., Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. Witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Tickets range from $20-$90. cajundome.com.
- 23RD ANNUAL CANCER SURVIVORS SPRING LUNCHEON: 9:30 a.m., Scott Civic Center, 1200 Major Parkway, New Roads. Tickets are $18 per person.
GLC FARMERS MARKET: 2 P.M. TO 6 P.M., GLC MEAT MARKET, 211 N. MAIN ST., LOREAUVILLE. FOR INFORMATION, CALL (337) 519-7848.
- ACADIANA GROWERS ALLIANCE FARMERS MARKET: 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia.
DRINGLE LAFAYETTE SPEED DATING: 7 P.M., FEED & SEED COMMUNITY ART CENTER, 106 N. GRANT ST., LAFAYETTE. COVER IS $10. THIS IS A 21 AND UP EVENT.
- 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 information, call (337) 606-5977 or visit bayoutechemuseum.org.
- 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. lafayettesciencemuseum.org.
- “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 jeanerettemuseum.com.
- 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. cityofopelousas.com/le-vieux-village.
- NEW IBERIA AZALEA TRAIL: Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2513 La. 14, New Iberia. Enjoy a self-guided driving tour along the trail. (337) 365-1540. iberiatravel.com.
- “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. acadianacenterforthearts.org.
- 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 information, call (337) 482-2278 or visit hilliardmuseum.org.
- 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