Events

"On The Rocks" A Yacht Rockin' Cocktail Cruise

Friday, July 27th | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Louisiana Mortgage Company and Swamp Pop presents... "On The Rocks," A Yacht Rockin' Cocktail Cruise in The Jefferson Street Pub Parking Lot. Advanced tickets include 2 ounce samples of each Swamp Pop Cocktail and complimentary bites from CENTRAL Pizza & Bar. You must be 21+ to purchase a ticket and enter the event.
Live Music,Things to Do

“Nanny and Me” Sewing Workshop

Saturday, August 11th | 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
“Nanny and Me” Sewing Workshop at Deuxième Vie Creative. Fabric will be provided, but students are also welcome to bring their own. Deuxième Vie Creative is dedicated to providing affordable creative materials and education in a central location that inspires artistic reuse of items that would otherwise be discarded into an Acadiana landfill.
ArtWalk,Things to Do,Kids

17th Annual Zydeco Pancake Breakfast

October 14th | 8:00 AM-11:00 AM
"Zydeco Pancake Breakfast" benefit for Kiwanis of Acadiana at Parc International. Kiwanis clubs focus on improving the world by serving children, one child, and one community at a time.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

2017 Boudin Cook-Off

October 21st | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
10th Annual Boudin Cook-Off at Parc Sans Souci benefits Preservation Alliance of Lafayette non-profit.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

2018 Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

Saturday, June 2nd | 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
The Main Library will host the "Libraries ROCK" 2018 Summer Reading Kickoff on Saturday, June 2 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Joining, for the first time, is the Bicycle Safety Festival in Parc Putnam (9:00 AM - noon). Kids can enjoy a fun jump, crafts, community fun with downtown organizations and more.
Things to Do,Kids

2018 World Cup at JSP: Brazil vs Switzerland

Sunday, June 17th | 10:30 AM-9:00 PM
Set The Jefferson Street Pub as your 2018 World Cup destination. $20 advanced tickets include an all-you-can-eat Brazilian buffet provided by Braza Grill.
Things to Do

2019 INFINITI QX50 Reveal at Tsunami

Friday, February 23rd | 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
​We will be revealing the 2019 QX50 at Tsunami. Along with the reveal, we will be giving out drink tickets for a drink valued up to $8.00.
Things to Do

20th Anniversary Screening of "Dirty Rice"

Monday, December 4th | 7:30 PM
Cinema on the Bayou Film Society and Acadiana Center for the Arts are pleased to announce the 20th anniversary screening of “Dirty Rice” at a Red Carpet community celebration of this film made in the heart of Cajun country and steeped in Cajun culture.
Theatre,Things to Do

24 Hour Citizen Project Event (Year 3!)

Saturday, August 11th | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
The 24 Hour Citizen Project is back for Year 3! During the 24HCP, citizens who have ideas for the community will be connected with the expertise and financial backers to make it happen. Come have some fun, and join the party as we watch Citizen Teams pitch their idea to compete for funding. Be prepared to show your support to the Citizen Teams through lots of cheering, yelling, hugs, and high fives. We treat the event as a celebration of community. You should too!
Things to Do

2nd Annual Louisiana Boil-Off

Saturday, May 19th | 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
​A crawfish festival & cooking competition that a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Miles Perret Cancer Services.
Things to Do

2nd Annual Storybook Royal Brunch: Lessons in Fairy Tales

Saturday, March 3rd | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Enjoy an hour and a half of dining while our princesses visit your table to sign autographs and take pictures. Throughout your dining experience, the princesses will take us on a journey as they tell their own stories through song and dance and recall the valuable lessons they learned along the way.
Things to Do

2nd Saturday ArtWalk

Every 2nd Saturday | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
See the Art - Buy the Art. Downtown comes alive as each independent gallery, studio and art house opens their doors for this free event. Art aficionados and casual patrons alike will leave inspired as they explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District.
ArtWalk,Museums,Theatre,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

2nd Screening of 'Walk With Me'

Monday, January 15th | 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
‘Walk With Me’ takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose – to practice the art of mindfulness.
Things to Do

37th Annual Cajun Cup 10K

Saturday, November 11th | 8:05 AM-1:00 PM
Cajun Road Runners Club will be hosting the 37th Annual Cajun Cup 10K at Parc Sans Souci.
Things to Do,Kids

5th Annual Finish Line Festival for Zydeco Marathon

Sunday, March 4th | 7:00 AM-2:00 PM
Zydeco Marathon runners join together for the "Finish Line Festival" at Parc International, an end-of-race celebration that combines Cajun food, family-friendly fun..and Zydeco music!
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

6th Annual International Blues Music Day Celebration

Saturday, August 4th | 8:30 PM-12:00 AM
6th Annual International Blues Music Day Celebration is an event to benefit Generation Blues Camp - created by the Blues Foundation to provide financial assistance to aspiring young Blues musicians. Music lineup includes Sailor Mouth, UL Acoustic Blues Workshop, Marty Christian, and Julian Primeaux & Roll the Bones.
Live Music,Things to Do

7PM EARLY SHOW - T' Monde

Thursday, June 21st | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Head to Artmosphere Bistro to hear a fusion of classic country and out-of-the-way Cajun from trio T' Monde.
Live Music,Things to Do

7PM EARLY SHOW - The Nouveau String Band

Thursday, June 28th | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Head to Artmosphere Bistro for soulful Western Swing from The Nouveau String Band.
Live Music,Things to Do

A Day Of Hope Freedom Rally

Saturday, April 14th | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Advocating, educating, and spreading awareness on sexual assault.
Things to Do

A Little Italy: Italian Songs and Sweets

Friday, April 20th | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
A relaxing evening of Italian arias featuring Soprano Sasha Massey and Pianist Jake Spinella
Things to Do

A Parade without Barricades! - Krewe de Canailles

Friday, February 9th | 6:30 PM-10:30 PM
Parade starting at the Downtown Lafayette archway, walking the length of Jefferson St. then through the historic Freetown-Port Rico neighborhood to end with a bash at Warehouse 535.
Things to Do

Acadiana Dance Month

All throughout March | Various times
Acadiana Center for the Arts, Basin Arts and Upstage are excited to join forces for Acadiana Dance Month during the month of March 2018. This month-long celebration aims to increase awareness and advocacy for the art of dance in our Acadiana Region.
Museums,Theatre,Things to Do,Kids

Acadiana Dance Month Final Dance Party!

Saturday, March 31st | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Celebrate the closing day of Acadiana Dance Month!
Things to Do

Acadiana Life Fest + 5K

Saturday, April 21st | 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
The first Acadiana Life Fest will be a pro-life, family-friendly celebration complete with live music, food, booths, activities for children and more! Bring your friends and family to celebrate the Joie De Vivre!
Things to Do

Acadiana Po-Boy Festival

Saturday, April 7th | 11:00 AM-6:00 PM
Third Annual Acadiana Po-Boy Festival continues to celebrate the legacy of the humble Po-Boy sandwich at Parc Sans Souci.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Acadiana Po-Boy Festival Artwork Auction

Friday, February 23rd | 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
The official Acadiana Po-Boy Festival artwork, designed by the incredible Trent Oubre Studio!
Things to Do

Acadiana Pride Festival

October 21st | 1:00 PM-6:00 PM
Celebrate the 4th Annual Acadiana Pride Festival at Parc International.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Acadiana Profile's Top 50 Bash

Tuesday, June 26th | 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Celebrate 50 years of Acadiana Profile Magazine at Rock 'n' Bowl de Lafayette with music from The Yat Pack, food, wine, and beer.
Live Music,Things to Do

Activate Joy: The Christmas Dream Team Parade

Sunday, December 17th | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
First Baptist Lafayette will be hosting Activate Joy: The Christmas Dream Team Parade. The Christmas Dream Team Parade combines fun songs and engaging drama to teach kids that Christmas is not simply about gifts under the tree, but about the gift of Christ's life.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Activate Love: Christmas Eve Worship

Sunday, December 24th | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
First Baptist Lafayette will be hosting Activate Love: Christmas Eve Worship. The night of worship will focus on the nativity with beautiful, expectant candlelight and carols.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Afroman Live

Wednesday, March 28th | 9:00pm-2:00am
​AFROMAN will be live in concert Wednesday March 28th, 2018 at the legendary Grant Street Dancehall!
Live Music,Things to Do

AIE Open House - Lafayette

Saturday, May 12th | 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
​Discover how to launch your career in Game Devleopment, 3D Animation or Visual Effects.
Things to Do

Alex Smith

September 8th | 8:00 PM
Alex Smith returns home from Nashville with his full band at Jefferson Street Pub.
Live Music,Things to Do

Alexandre Mouton House Christmas Party

Thursday, November 30th | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
The Alexandre Mouton House rings in the Christmas season with its annual patron’s party, Thursday, November 30th. Beginning December 1st, the museum will be open to the public to view the beautifully decorated home.
Things to Do

Alicia Olatuja

Saturday, March 3rd | 7:30 PM-10:30 PM
Praised by the New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage”, Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor.
Live Music

Amanda Shaw live at Rock 'n' Bowl de Lafayette

Friday, July 27th | 8:00 PM-11:00 PM
Cajun fiddler Amanda Shaw returns to Lafayette, LA for the opening of the brand new Rock'n'Bowl de Lafayette! Amanda’s award-winning music and high-energy performances produce a unique balance of mainstream harmonies and grassroots charm.
Live Music,Things to Do

An All-Star Tribute to Tom Petty presented by Sickbay and Social Entertainment

Thursday, November 23rd | 8:00 PM-1:00 AM
Sickbay and Social Entertainment present An All-Star Tribute to Tom Petty Thanksgiving night at The Jefferson Street Pub.
Live Music,Things to Do

An Evening with Cedric Watson

Thursday, April 5th | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Dat Dog welcomes Cedric Watson to The Platform
Live Music

An Evening with Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters

Thursday, January 25th | 8:30 PM-11:30 PM
Live zydeco music at The Platform inside Dat Dog!
Live Music

An Evening with Gerard Delafose & The Zydeco Gators

Friday, January 5th | 9 PM-1 AM | $7
Dat Dog is proud to present GERARD DELAFOSE & THE ZYDECO GATORS and a night of wild Zydeco-powered fun at the Platform, Friday, January 5th! Doors at 9, Show at 10, $7!
Live Music

An Evening with Gerard Delafose & The Zydeco Gators

Friday, May 18th | 8:00 PM-12:00 AM
Dat Dog welcomes Gerard Delafose & The Zydeco Gators to The Platform at Dat Dog
Live Music

An Evening with Shovels & Rope

Wednesday, February 14th | 7:30 PM-10:30 PM
Indie folk duo Shovels & Rope stop by Acadiana Center for the Arts for their spring tour.
Live Music,Things to Do

An Evening with the Julian Lage Trio

Friday, February 23rd | 7:30 PM-10:30 PM
Jazz folk artist Julian Lage stops by Acadiana Center for the Arts for his tour dates in North America.
Live Music,Things to Do

Andrew Duhon + K.C. Jones at Artmosphere

Thursday, August 16th | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Treat yourself to a night of old-time and country from K.C. Jones and folk blues from Andrew Duhon at Artmosphere.
Live Music,Things to Do

Andrew Duhon at Artmosphere

Thursday, May 24th | 7:00 PM-11:00 PM
New Orleans based singer-songwriter Andrew Duhon stops by Artmosphere before the release of his latest studio album, "False River".
Live Music,Things to Do

Animation Summer Camp

June 18th-June 22nd | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
AOC Community Media will hold a five-day animation camp designed to introduce techniques used by today’s animation industry artists on June 18-22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Students ages 8-12 can register for this camp for $125 per student. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Things to Do,Kids

AOC Member Orientation

Tuesday, July 10th | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
At this orientation, discover the benefits of joining AOC, all that can be done at AOC, as well as how to successfully reserve use of AOC’s resources. A brief rundown of the studios, editing lab and portable equipment available is included in the orientation.
Things to Do

AOC New Member Orientation

Tuesday, February 6th | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Discover the benefits of joining AOC, all that can be done at AOC, as well as how to successfully reserve use of AOC’s resources.
Things to Do

Apollo's Crows & Brother Jac, & Ditallu Tribal Fusion Bellydance

Friday, February 16th | 8:30 PM-2:00 AM
Watch Apollo's Crows & Brother Jac LIVE at The Freetown Boom Boom Room.
Live Music

April Artwalk at the Ole Gordon Hotel

Saturday, April 14th | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
​Join us for a night when the Ole Gordon Hotel comes back to life. It happens once a month when something changes in the wind, and before you know it, the light pink hotel is glowing brightly on the corner of Jefferson and Vermillion Street.
ArtWalk,Things to Do

Art I10 Gallery Artist Talk

Thursday, January 25th | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
The Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant to produce the Art I-10 exhibition. This showcase celebrates artists living and working along the I-10 highway of which, Lafayette, LA is at the heart of.
Museums,Things to Do

Art Market at the Wurst

October 14th | 5:00 PM
The Wurst Biergarten will feature local artwork, apparel, crafts, crochet, chair massage, jewelry, natural oils, mon reve, Tarot Card Reading, and Wood Work.
ArtWalk,Things to Do

Art Market at The Wurst

Wednesday, April 25th-Sunday, April 29th | Various Times
​Join us April 25th - 29th, during Festival International at The Wurst Biergarten! Shop with Local vendors from Acadiana.
Things to Do

ArTech Fusion 18

Friday, March 16th | 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
ArTech Fusion will feature performances and talks that promote and highlight the dynamic relationship between the arts and technology, through the use of creative collaboration. Premiere performances and lectures will feature video, dance, animations, spoken word and music. Additionally, The College of the Arts will honor the SPARK Lifetime Achievement Award winner Edward C. Mathes, AIA.
Things to Do

Artmosphere Brunch with Mia Montero

Sunday, July 8th | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Pop singer/songwriter Mia Montero will play at Artmosphere during Sunday Brunch.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

ArtWalk: Arco Music Trio

September 9th | 6:00 PM
​Sola Violins is thrilled to have Arco Music Trio as guest artists for the September Artwalk.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

ArtWalk: Delta Sedo + The Good Dudes

September 9th | 6:00 PM
Delta Sedo and The Good Dudes will be taking the stage at Phillyana Cheesesteaks for a night of free, family fun.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Artwalk: Super Motivation Galore with The Board

September 9th | 6:00 PM
Dancers, art and music unite for Sideways Hot Tub: Super Motivation Galore at Basin Arts.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Things to Do

Asleep at the Wheel: Merry Texas Christmas Ya'll

Thursday, Dec. 7th - Friday, Dec. 8th | 7:30 PM-10:30 PM
Lafayette’s own Chas Justus & the Jury are joining Asleep at the Wheel for their show at Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Live Music,Things to Do

Bach Lunch | Fall 2017

October 13th | 11:15 AM
Presented by the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation, Bach Lunch is a concert series on Fridays during the Spring and Fall seasons where participants enjoy lunch to the sounds of live music at Parc Sans Souci.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch | Fall 2017

October 20th | 11:15 AM
Presented by the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation, Bach Lunch is a concert series on Fridays during the Spring and Fall seasons where participants enjoy lunch to the sounds of live music at Parc Sans Souci.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch | Fall 2017

October 27th | 11:15 AM
Presented by the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation, Bach Lunch is a concert series on Fridays during the Spring and Fall seasons where participants enjoy lunch to the sounds of live music at Parc Sans Souci.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch | Fall 2017

November 3rd | 11:15 AM
Presented by the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation, Bach Lunch is a concert series on Fridays during the Spring and Fall seasons where participants enjoy lunch to the sounds of live music at Parc Sans Souci.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch | Fall 2017

October 6th | 11:15 AM
Presented by the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation, Bach Lunch is a concert series on Fridays during the Spring and Fall seasons where participants enjoy lunch to the sounds of live music at Parc Sans Souci.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

BACH LUNCH | Spring 2018

Every Friday | 11:15 AM-1:00 PM
Presented by the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation, Bach Lunch is a concert series on Fridays during the Spring and Fall seasons where participants enjoy lunch to the sounds of live music at Parc Sans Souci.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Barktoberfest 2017

Saturday, October 28th | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Join Barkopolis Park + Pub for an anniversary event celebrating the cool breeze and great beer the German harvest month brings at The Wurst Biergarten.
Live Music,Things to Do

Basin Arts Art Bazaar 2017

Saturday, Nov. 25th | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
​Basin Arts is hosting an Art Bazaar as part of Downtown Lafayette's Small Business Saturday events and celebration! Local artists are invited to sell artwork and second-hand art supplies at discounted prices and local vendors and artisans are invited to pop-up and sell their wares.
Things to Do

Basin Arts Jazz Factory: United Way Benefit

Thursday, February 1st | 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
To benefit the United Way of Acadiana's Bucket Brigade, Basin Arts will be hosting the Basin Arts Jazz Factory. Come out for a swanky evening of jazz music, dance performance and live art. Think Jazz Club meets Dance Performance meets Art Party!
Theatre,Things to Do

Basin Arts present T.E.A.M. at ArtWalk

Saturday, Jan. 13th | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Basin Arts is proud to announce the first exhibition of its new T.E.A.M. program. The Emerging Artists Mentorship program is focused on offering guidance and mentorship to a selected group of emerging artists within the Lafayette community.
ArtWalk,Things to Do,Kids

Basin Arts summer class schedule

All summer | various times
Basin Arts announces summer class schedule, summer Saturdays and arts residency for July. This summer, Basin will offer a full array of classes, including ballet, cardio, Pilates, contemporary, yoga, modern, tap — with classes every day of the week. For a complete schedule of classes, please visit their website.
Things to Do

Bayou State Book Talks

Tuesday, February 6th | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Join authors Mathé Allain, Barry Jean Ancelet, Tamara Lindner, and May Rush Gwin Waggoner for a discussion of their new book "Anthologie de la littérature louisianaise d’expression française de 1682 à nos jours" at Bayou State Book Talks at the Downtown branch of the Lafayette Public Library.
Things to Do,Kids

Beauty & the Beast Jr. presented by KPAC

Dec. 1st-2nd | 7:30 PM, Dec. 3rd | 2:00 PM
Kidz Performing Arts Company presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, JR. at Cité des Arts.
Theatre,Things to Do,Kids

Beer & Ballet

Friday, May 4th | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Please join us for night of frivolities with two of your favorite past times, Beer & Ballet
Things to Do

Benefit for Josh Baca (Los Texmaniacs)

Thursday, January 18th | 7:00 PM-12:00 AM
This concert is to benefit Josh Baca, accordionist for Los Texmaniacs, who lost his home to a fire on New Year's Day. All proceeds will help him and his family. No stranger to Acadiana, Los Texmaniacs have played numerous shows here including Black Pot Festival and Downtown Alive!.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Beside Myself

Friday, May 11th | 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Beside Myself is a showcase of talented comedians venting about what makes them angry, irritated, or ouraged. Hosted by two of Lafayette's finest comics, Charles-Thomas Vidrine and Shelby Shone at The Omni Center.
Things to Do

Better Block Johnston Street

Saturday, Nov. 4th | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Several community groups will come together for Better Block Johnston, a community effort to reimagine and refresh three blocks of Johnston Street Downtown to promote a safer environment for pedestrians through improved crossings, pop-up shops from Lafayette Arts & Fleas, food trucks and kids activities with DJ Digital performing live.

Convent St & Johnston St.
Saturday Nov. 4th | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free Admission
Things to Do

Bicycle Safety Festival 2018

Saturday, June 2nd | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
The third annual Bicycle Safety Festival will take place at Parc Putnam, in conjunction with the Summer Reading Kickoff. There will be free bike registration, a bike safety course, helmet and bike light giveaways for the first 300 participants, a family-friendly bike ride, food, drinks and live music! Participants in the bike safety course are eligible to win a free bicycle valued at $300, courtesy of Hub City Cycles.
Things to Do,Kids

Bienvenue! Album Release Party

Sunday, December 3rd | 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
BIENVENUE! is a collection of songs from the beloved Clovis Crawfish book series. Listen to Clovis Crawfish and the All-Star Bayou Band perform live at Warehouse 535. Come pass a good time with dance lessons, pictures with Santa, gumbo, and gelato!
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bleach. and Brother Jac at JSP

Thursday, March 1st | 9:00 PM-1:00 AM
​Join us at The Jefferson Street Pub for live music featuring Bleach. and Brother Jac on Thursday, March 1st!
Live Music

Blonde Roses, Dwight James & The Royals and Social Circle

Saturday, May 26th | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Kick back, grab a beer and soak up the sun with Blonde Roses, Dwight James & The Royals and Social Circle at the Legends Annex Downtown on May 26th. All proceeds from this family friendly event go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The pups of Acadiana Small Aid will also be in attendance ready to play!
Live Music

Blood Drive at Perficient

Tuesday, June 26th | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Our Lady of Lourdes will be parking their Blood Bus at Perficient for a blood drive. Remember to eat a hearty meal before heading to 538 Jefferson Street! Each donor will receive a t-shirt.
Things to Do

Blue Monday Blues Jam Session

Every 2nd Monday | 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
“Blue Monday” is a Fund-Raising Jam Session held once a month at The Jefferson Street Pub with a mission to use music and community-partnership to raise funds in support of Life Care Services for the aging and retired musicians in our local community.
Live Music,Things to Do

Blue Monday Jam-Thanksgiving Eve

Wednesday, November 22nd | 8:00 PM
Join Blue Monday as they host a very special Thanksgiving Eve Blues Jam event at The Jefferson Street Pub. Blue Monday, blues jam, is held once a month at The Jefferson Street Pub featuring live entertainment and fellowship in support of local musical legends!
Live Music,Things to Do

Blue Sunday: A Community Block Party

Sunday, May 6th | 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
​Iberia Bank presents Blue Sunday, a community Block Party. Expect live music from Blue Monday Jam Band, local shops, and kids activities. Free bbq by Chef John Williams. This event is free to the public.
Things to Do

Bob's Burgers Trivia Night at The Wurst Biergarten

Thursday, March 22nd | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
The Wurst Biergarten & Lafayette Comedy presents Bob's Burgers Trivia Night.
Things to Do

Bonsoir, Catin + Sabra & The Get Rights

Saturday, February 10th | 10:00 PM-1:00 AM
Bonsoir, Catin + Sabra & The Get Rights perform at The Wurst Biergarten.
Live Music

Bowl for Kids' Sake

Saturday, March 17th | 9 AM-5 PM
Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser. Each year half a million people across America come together to have fun and raise money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters as we change how children grow up! By supporting Bowl for Kids’ Sake, you can start something in your community - more Bigs and LIttles can be paired up, more friendships can be gained, and improved outlooks on life can be started.
Things to Do

Brass Mimosa + Marina Orchestra

Saturday, June 9th | 10:00 PM-1:00 AM
Tropical rock 'n' roll group Marina Orchestra and instrumental 6-piece Brass Mimosa take the stage at Blue Moon Saloon for a night of movin' and groovin'!
Live Music,Things to Do

Brass Mimosa + Oh!Kelly

September 2nd | 9:00 PM
Funk group Brass Mimosa and American rockers Oh!Kelly team up at The Wurst Biergarten for a night of live music.
Live Music,Things to Do

Brass Mimosa at The Platform at Dat Dog

Saturday, January 6th | 9 PM-1 AM
Dat Dog proudly presents a funk-ified evening with BRASS MIMOSA, Saturday, January 6th at the Platform inside Dat Dog!
Live Music

Brother Jac CD Release Show feat. Lane Mack

September 8th | 10:00 PM
Rock n roll artist Lane Mack opens the show as Fuzz rockers Brother Jac celebrates their CD release at The Wurst Biergarten.
Live Music,Things to Do

Bubbles and Blues Presented by Love of People

Thursday, January 11th | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
​In honor of the legendary retired musicians, Love of People, Quality of Life Services, and The Lending Closet present a special fundraising event on January 11th at The Science Museum. Enjoy champagne and Blue Monday: Blues Night Jam Session Jam Band! The proceeds of Bubbles and Blues will benefit The Lending Closet and Blue Monday Mission.
Live Music,Things to Do

Café Improv

Saturday, February 17th | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Join us for a special ARTSY improv performance, complete with the cool café background.
Things to Do

Cajun & Zydeco Dance Lessons

Thursday, June 14th-Thursday, June 28th | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Throughout June, learn how to cajun and zydeco dance at Artmosphere! All levels are welcome.
Things to Do

Cajun Jam

Every Wednesday | 5:00 PM-12:00 AM
The weekly Cajun jam at the Blue Moon Saloon attracts some of the areas best musicians as well as folks from around the globe. Open to all, the jam allows players of all skill levels to sit in and play Cajun tunes the way they used to be played (comme dans l’vieux temps), all acoustic on the back porch.
Live Music,Things to Do

CANCELED: DTA!StreetParty: Dylan LeBlanc & The Pollies + Jourdan Thibodeaux

Friday, May 25th | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
**Will be rescheduled for a later date due to weather concerns**

Downtown Alive! and The Greenroom present Dylan LeBlanc & The Pollies + Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs with an original street party! The night will pay homage to DTA!'s origins by throwing a party in the streets at the 200 Block of Jefferson Street. Happiest Hour is brought to you by The Greenroom at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

CANCELED: Kiwanis of Lafayette Movies in the Parc - Jumanji

Saturday, May 26th | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
**Will be rescheduled for a later date due to weather concerns** Kiwanis of Lafayette Movies in the Parc offers family-friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Saturday, May 26th, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle comes to Parc International! Gates open at 6:00pm with kids activities and the movie starts at dusk.
Movies in the Parc

Caroline's Zydeco Crash Course!

Saturday, February 24th| 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
More than steps will be taught in this class. Learning to lead and to follow are just as important as the steps, as well as communication and etiquette.
Things to Do

Cary Morin at Artmosphere

Thursday, April 5th | 10:00 PM-12:00 AM
Cary Morin performing live at Artmosphere
Live Music

Celtic Bayou Festival

Friday, March 16th through Saturday, March 17 | Various Event Times
Our 3rd Annual Traditional Irish St. Patrick's Day Festival! Join us for a weekend of Irish craíc with the very best in traditional Celtic music and entertainment.
Things to Do

Charity Pool Tournament

Saturday, June 16th | 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
The Charity Pool Tournament is a single player, single elimination pool tournament hosted by The Greenroom to benefit the Greg Hebert Lung Cancer Screening Fund. Participants must be 21 years old or older and follow standard APA rules. This is an open tournament; all tables will be on free play and no ranks will be considered.
Things to Do

Chase Tower Exhibit for ArtWalk

Saturday, March 10th | 6:00 PM-9:00PM
Join artist Anne McLeod and musician Denis Baillargeon in the lobby of Chase Tower this Saturday evening during ArtWalk
ArtWalk,Things to Do

Christmas in July Karaoke

Wednesday, July 25th | 9:00 PM-1:00 AM
Kings of Karaoke will be hosting Christmas in July Karaoke night at The Greenroom and you’re invited to dress up and sing your heart out while spreading that early Christmas joy! $50 gift card goes to the most unique costume, so be ready to bring the creativity!
Things to Do

Church of the Sacred Ear Vol. 11

Thursday, March 1st | 7:00 PM-11:00 PM
​Church of the Sacred Ear is proud to present it's 11th concert, featuring Nutria!
Live Music

Citizen Budget Project 2018

Wednesday, June 20th | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Citizen's Budget Project at Lafayette Public Library reviews Lafayette's city/parish budget, and makes recommendations for improvement. Got an idea to improve Lafayette? Bring it, and let's help each other get it done.
Things to Do,Kids

Citizen Teams: Where are They Now?

Wednesday, April 18th | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
​Wondering how the 2016 and 2017 winning projects are coming along? Come grab a beer and make your way to the back bar of The Wurst Biergarten to catch up with the citizen teams of the 24 Hour Citizen Project.
Things to Do

Coffee With Joel Robideaux

Wednesday, May 2nd | 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
​Join the705 for Coffee with Mayor President, Joel Robideaux, to discuss how city and parish services are provided and funded, enhancing our community, and the challenges of our current environment.
Things to Do

Coffee With Rep. Jean-Paul Coussan

Wednesday, February 7th | 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
​Come enjoy a cup of coffee with State Representative Jean-Paul Coussan from District 45! We will meet at the ACA downtown to discuss some State politics and the upcoming Legislative session.
Things to Do

Co-Lab Arts Camp

Monday, June 25th-Friday, June 29th | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Basin Arts and The Ballet Académie are joining forces under ONE ROOF at 113 Clinton St. in Downtown Lafayette to offer a totally unique summer camp experience! Open to students entering 1st-6th grade.
Things to Do,Kids

Comedian Jerrod Guillory

Wednesday, April 18th | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Original stand-up comedy performed by Jerrod Guillory at the Omni Center
Things to Do

Community Notary Day

Saturday, June 30th | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Members of Notariat Acadien will be offering free notary services at Lafayette Public Library. Commissioned Notaries Public will be on hand to answer questions and provide complimentary notary services for up to three documents per person.
Things to Do

Compassionate Communication Practice Group

Every Wednesday | 6:00-8:00 PM
Compassionate Communication of Lafayette will be offering courses at the Lafayette Public Library every Wednesday. Take this opportunity to learn and practice spiritual listening and compassionate communication.
Things to Do,Kids

Congolese Rumba - Jazz Night at Saint Street Inn

Thursday, June 28th | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Saint Street Inn is holding their last Congolese Rumba - Jazz Night on June 28th! Grab some farm-to-table cuisine while enjoying the sounds of the popular genre of dance music. Congolese rumba originated in the Congo basin during the 1940s. Make your reservations today!
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Courir du Festival 5K, presented by Stuller

Saturday, April 28th | 8:00 AM-11:00 AM
The annual Courir du Festival 5K presented by Stuller will take place in the tree-shaded neighborhoods of downtown Lafayette, LA. It's also one more way to support Festival International de Louisiane! We encourage Festival-goers of all ages to run or walk through the heart of Cajun Country. The event includes T-shirt, live music, food, and drinks.
Things to Do

Craft and Folk Art Collage

Tuesday, May 1st-Monday, May 22nd | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
​Craft and Folk Art Collage is a 4-week class dedicated to the playful usage of craft materials within acrylic painting.
Things to Do

CREATE Stakeholders Public Meeting

Monday, April 30th | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
​Join us for the April CREATE Stakeholders Public Meeting, April 30th at 5:30pm at Cite des Arts, 109 Vine Street. This meeting will be your opportunity to get involved and find out what Lafayette has in store as we work together to improve our Cultural Economy through CREATE (Culture, Recreation, Entertainment, Arts, Tourism and Economy).
Things to Do

CREATE Stakeholders Public Meeting

Wednesday, March 28th | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Join us for the March CREATE Stakeholders Public Meeting. This meeting will be your opportunity to get involved and find out what Lafayette has in store as we work together to improve our Cultural Economy through CREATE (Culture, Recreation, Entertainment, Arts, Tourism and Economy).
Things to Do

CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant Lafayette Info Session

Tuesday, April 24th | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
#CreateLouisiana Executive Director Jolene Pinder will share information about the upcoming 2018 #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant. This opportunity offers $30,000 to a short narrative film or feature-length documentary incorporating French + Francophone culture in Louisiana.
Things to Do

Creative Professional Social

October 12th | 6:00 PM
Filmmakers, musicians, content creators, artists, and creative professionals gather at Artmosphere for the Artists and Creatives Monthly Social.
Things to Do

Crochet Workshop

Tuesday, August 7th | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM & 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Learn the ins and outs of crocheting at Deuxieme Vie Creative. This work shop will teach beginners and experienced crocheters how to crochet using materials besides yarn, like a purse made out of plastic bags!
Things to Do,Kids

CRYPT, The Arbitrary, Pagoda Mambo & lil_art_hoe at Dat Dog

Friday, March 9th | 8:30 PM-10:30 PM
Live Music

Cuban SALSA Dance Party

Saturday, July 28th | 8:00 PM-1:00 AM
Asociación Cultural Latino-Acadiana (ACLA) is proud to host La Buena Vida, a series of Latin dance parties located in Downtown Lafayette. Dance parties will occur every last Saturday of the month—each offering unique music, cuisine, and dancing. Please join us at the Omni Center Saturday, July 28th as we enjoy a night of CUBAN SALSA!
Live Music,Things to Do

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at The Platform at Dat Dog

Friday, January 12th | 10:00 PM-12:00 AM
Dat Dog proudly presents Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble for a night of dancin' and carryin' on at the Platform!
Live Music

CYT's Character Tea Party

Saturday, October 28th | 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
CYT Lafayette hosts the 4th Annual Character Tea Party at First Baptist Church.
Theatre,Things to Do,Kids

Dance Meditation on Wednesday

Wednesday, March 21st | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Dance Meditation at Basin Arts
Things to Do

Dance Meditation on Wednesday

Wednesday, April 18th | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Reconnect to the wisdom of your body. This dance meditation is led in the 5 Rhythms format of Gabrielle Roth.
Things to Do

David Hilder’s The Insidious Impact of Anton

August 2nd-4th | 7:30 PM
Acadiana Repertory Theatre presents the third production of their 2018 season, David Hilder’s The Insidious Impact of Anton.
Theatre,Things to Do

December ArtWalk - Metamorphoses

Saturday, December 9th | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
For 2nd Saturday ArtWalk, new works by Ben Koch will be presented at Basin Arts as part of the Prospect 4 Satellite programming.
ArtWalk,Things to Do,Kids

Deep-Rooted: Mural Unveiling Ceremony

Saturday, November 11th | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
The "Deep-Rooted" Mural will be unveiled at Crossfit Acadiana. The Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority will have representatives speaking on behalf of the ArtSpark Grant and the significant role it plays in shaping Lafayette's creative community. As one of the recipient artists of the ArtSpark Grant, Dirk Guidry will be present to discuss his mural project in it's entirety, from conception to completion.
Things to Do,Kids

Deuxième Vie Creative Grand Opening

Saturday, March 10th | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Head to Deuxième Vie Creative for their grand opening at ArtWalk with a Jam and Draw, live music, and figure drawing.
ArtWalk,Things to Do,Kids

Diamond Lynn Hip Hop Class at Basin Arts

Friday, February 2nd | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
​Beyoncé's former background dancer, Diamond Lynn Smith, is back in Lafayette from Los Angeles to teach another fun Hip Hop Class at Basin Arts!
Things to Do

Diamond Lynn Hip Hop Class, One Night Only!

October 19th | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Diamond Lynn Smith stops by Basin Arts for a very special hip-hop class for one night only.
Things to Do

Dino Yoga at Lafayette Science Museum

Thursday, August 23rd | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Dino Yoga, open to kids and adults, will unite dinosaur lovers and yoga enthusiasts to celebrate mind, body, spirit and stegosauruses. With an AC that could rival the Ice Age, the Lafayette Science Museum is a great place to beat the summer heat - free event! Dino Yoga is a Feel Good Festival event!
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

DJ Dave Steel

Saturday, March 24th | 9:30 PM-1:30 AM
​DJ Dave Steel in the mix at Legends Downtown!
Live Music

Documentary Date Night

Thursday, June 21st | 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Lafayette Science Museum is holding a Documentary Date Night on June 21st! Grab your significant other, sibling, mom, pop, friend, and enjoy a free viewing of a science-focused film in the museum gallery.
Museums,Things to Do

Documentary Date Night - Into the Inferno

Thursday, August 16th | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
The third installment of Documentary Date Night at Lafayette Science Museum is August 16th! Bring your significant other, sibling, mom, pop, friend, and enjoy a free viewing of a science-focused film in the museum gallery.
Museums,Things to Do

Documentary Date Night - The Farthest

Thursday, July 26th | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
The second installment of Documentary Date Night at Lafayette Science Museum is July 26th! Bring your significant other, sibling, mom, pop, friend, and enjoy a free viewing of a science-focused film in the museum gallery.
Museums,Things to Do

Downtown Alive! Street Party present Grand Nathaniel and The Ghosts

Sept. 22 | 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! and Social Entertainment presents Grand Nathaniel and The Ghosts plus The Shake Backs. The night will pay homage to DTA!s origins by throwing a party in the streets at the intersection of Congress and Jefferson. Happiest Hour is brought to you by Jefferson St. Pub at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do

Downtown Date Night at Deuxième Vie Creative

Thursday, June 28th | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Enjoy a date night evening downtown at one of our fine downtown restaurants while your child is having fun creating art using re-purposed materials. They will learn about reusing materials rather than throwing them away (where does it go when you throw it away) while exploring creative thinking.
Things to Do,Kids

Downtown Date Night at Deuxième Vie Creative

Thursday, July 26th | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Enjoy a date night evening downtown at one of our fine downtown restaurants while your child is having fun creating art using re-purposed materials. They will learn about reusing materials rather than throwing them away (where does it go when you throw it away) while exploring creative thinking.
Things to Do,Kids

Downtown Deep Clean Block Party!

Saturday, Nov. 4th | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join your fellow citizens for the Downtown Deep Clean Block Party to witness how action can transform our community!
Things to Do,Kids

Downtown Gumbo Crawl

Friday, January 19th | 5:30 PM-1:30 AM
​Downtown Lafayette's first official Gumbo Crawl! Enjoy Acadiana's favorite hot dish in this "Gumbo Weather" from select downtown Lafayette restaurants and bars!
Things to Do

Downtown Pack Walk

Saturday, April 21st | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Bring your furry friend for the time of their lives as they stroll downtown amongst other furry companions!
Things to Do

Downtown Video Launch Party

Saturday, August 12th | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us for a true Downtown experience during the August ArtWalk on August 12th at Acadiana Center for the Arts. The night features the unveiling of the highly anticipated Downtown Lafayette Video, release of the Fall 2017 Downtown Alive! Lineup, and conversations with Downtown Lafayette Unlimited.
Downtown Alive!,ArtWalk,Things to Do

DTA! presents An All-Star Tribute to Tom Petty plus The Viatones

Friday, April 13th | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! presents An All-Star Tribute to Tom Petty plus The Viatones at Parc Sans Souci. Happiest Hour brought to you by The Wurst Biergarten at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

DTA! presents Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Friday, April 20th | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! presents Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band at Parc International. Happiest Hour brought to you by The Jefferson Street Pub at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

DTA! presents Connie G & Creole Soul

Friday, April 6th | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! presents Connie G & Creole Soul at Parc International. Happiest Hour brought to you by Bayou Teche Brewing at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

DTA! presents Flow Tribe

Friday, November 3rd | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! presents Flow Tribe at Parc International. Happiest Hour brought to you by The Wurst Biergarten at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

DTA! presents Jaryd Lane

Friday, March 16th | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! presents Jaryd Lane at Parc Sans Souci. Happiest Hour brought to you by Pat's Downtown at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

DTA! presents King James & The Special Men

September 29th | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! and Bayou Round Up presents King James & The Special Men at Parc Sans Souci. Happiest Hour is brought to you by Blue Moon Saloon at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

DTA! presents Los Texmaniacs

Friday, October 27th | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! presents Grammy Award winners Los Texmaniacs at Parc Sans Souci. Happiest Hour brought to you by Tsunami at 5:00 pm.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

DTA! presents Marc Broussard

October 20th | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! presents Marc Broussard plus Blue Monday Blues Review featuring "Lil' Buck" Sinegal, Major Handy, Lee Allen Zeno, Steve Adams & friends at Parc International. Happiest Hour brought to you by The Green Room at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

DTA! presents Marcia Ball with special guests Roddie Romero and Yvette Landry

Friday, May 11th | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! presents Marcia Ball with special guests Roddie Romero and Yvette Landry at Parc International. Happiest Hour brought to you by Blue Moon Saloon at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

DTA! presents Mike Dean Band

October 6th | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! presents Mike Dean Band plus Stop the Clock Cowboy Jazz. Happiest Hour brought to you by Nitetown at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

DTA! presents Pine Leaf Boys with Special Guests

Wednesday, November 22nd | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
DTA! presents Pine Leaf Boys with special guests at Parc Sans Souci. Happiest Hour brought to you by Artmosphere Bistro at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

DTA! presents Rockin Dopsie, Jr. + Remembering David Egan

Friday, March 23rd | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters PLUS Remembering David Egan at Parc Sans Souci, on March 23rd.
Live Music

DTA! presents Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

Friday, May 18th | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! presents Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys at Parc International. Happiest Hour brought to you by Tsunami Sushi at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

DTA! presents, Big Sam's Funky Nation with UL Jazz Ensemble

Friday, November 10th | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
DTA! presents Big Sam's Funky Nation with UL Jazz Ensemble. Happiest Hour brought to you by Pat's Downtown at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

DTA!, UL Alumni, and Ragin Cajun Athletics welcome Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band

Friday, November 17th | 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
DTA!, UL Alumni, and Ragin Cajun Athletics welcome Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band at Parc Sans Souci. Happiest Hour brought to you by Legends of Lafayette at 5:00 PM.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Dueling Pianos Summer Edition Part 3

August 31st | 8:00 PM
Dueling Pianos takes over The Jefferson Street Pub once again serving your favorite cover tunes.
Live Music,Things to Do

Dustin Gaspard and Conor Donohue

Thursday, March 1st | 8:00 PM-11:00 PM
Dustin Gaspard and Conor Donohue performing live at The Platform.
Live Music

DWA Critique Night at Basin Arts

Thursday, March 22nd | 6:30 PM-10:30 PM
Basin Arts will host Designing Women of Acadiana's March monthly meeting!
Things to Do

DWA Gets Current with The Current

Wednesday, April 18th | 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Come hang out with Designing Women of Acadiana & editor Christiaan Mader at Pamplona Tapas Bar for a laid back evening of dutch treat cocktails & tapas, and interesting conversations.
Things to Do

Dwight James & The Royals-Early Show

Thursday, Dec. 14th | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Dwight James & The Royals will be playing an early show at Artmosphere.
Live Music,Things to Do

Egg-stra Special Easter Party

Sunday, March 25th | 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Hop on over to celebrate Easter at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana!
Museums,Things to Do

Eviction Clinic: Landlord & Tenant Rights

Monday, January 29th | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Presented by attorney Jason G. Senegal, know your rights as a landlord or a tenant if you are considering or facing eviction. This seminar is at Lafayette Public Library and free to attend and is funded through grants provided by the Louisiana Bar Foundation and Acadiana Legal Services Corporation.
Things to Do

Explorations in Geometric Abstraction

Monday, April 30th-Monday, May 21st | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
​Explorations in Geometric Abstraction is a 4-week investigation into specific methods and processes used in making abstract paintings.
Things to Do

Fair Housing Assessment: Open House

August 24th | 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Lafayette Consolidated Government's Community Development and Planning, Zoning, and Development staff have engaged in a Fair Housing Assessment. At this open house, the staff will share local data on fair housing trends in our community preparation for completing the HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development)- required Fair Housing Assessment.
Things to Do

Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light Album Release

August 26th | 8:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light will be releasing there album with local support from Reece Sullivan and Derrick Savoie at Atmosphere Bistro.
Live Music,Things to Do

Fantastic Landscapes

August 1st - 3rd | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fantastic Landscapes is a three day acrylic painting workshop held at Basin Arts with a focus on using acrylics to paint landscapes.
Things to Do,Kids

Farmers Market at The Wurst

Sunday, April 22nd | 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
Locally Grown produce + Art & Crafts
Things to Do

Farmers Market at The Wurst

Sunday, April 8th | 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
​Join us at the Market April 8th to Shop Locally Grown/Farmed Organic produce
Things to Do

Farmers Market at The Wurst Biergarten

Sunday, June 17th | 12:00 PM till
Come out & Celebrate Father's Day at The Wurst Biergarten! Shop with Local Farmers + Artist from around Louisiana. Including Locally Grown/Organic Produce, Preserves, and Sweets. Featuring Art & Crafts!
Things to Do,Kids

Father Rust, Völur, and 1476

Monday, March 12th | 7:00 PM-11:00 PM
Sickbay’s SXSW week continues with FATHER RUST, VÖLUR (Toronto), and 1476 (Salem) at the Platform.
Live Music

February Salon

Thursday, February 22nd | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Hang out with our TEDx Vermilion Street team as we watch a couple of TED Talks and have a discussion about them.
Things to Do

Feel Good Festival

All throughout August | Various Times
The Feel Good Festival, a month-long celebration of well-being and community, will take place throughout August in Acadiana. TFGF aims to be a reminder for Acadiana to be a place that promotes well-being and offers diverse activities where people are joyful, have the chance to glimpse people's souls, interact with others and feel good! The theme this year is COOL!
Museums,Theatre,Things to Do,Kids

Feel Good Festival Artsy and Variety Show

Friday, August 31st | 6:00 PM-11:00 PM
The Feel Good Festival will conclude at Dat Dog with an art and variety show. Admission to the event is three cans or boxes of food or $5. Proceeds will go to FoodNet!
Live Music

Feel Good Souvenirs Art Walk Celebration

Saturday, April 14th | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
​Come soak in the playful awesomeness of Feel Good Souvenirs, opening for ArtWalk this April 14th
Things to Do

Festival Appreciation Party with Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs

Sunday, April 29th | 8:00 PM-11:00 PM
Think of it as the Festival International edition of the Cajun Jam at Blue Moon Saloon! Join us and some international guest artists after the free, annual music and arts festival.
Live Music,Things to Do

Festival de Success

Saturday, November 11th | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Leading Health Care in partnership with D.R.E.A.M.S Foundation host the 2nd Annual Festival De Success at Parc International. The festival is a free event for individuals with special needs and their families. Festival de Success is about empowerment, inspiration, and encouragement to never give up on a dream.
Things to Do,Kids

Festival International Cajun Jam

Wednesday, April 25th | 9:00 AM-12:00 AM
The weekly Cajun jam at the Moon attracts some of the areas best musicians as well as folks from around the globe. Open to all, the jam allows players of all skill levels to sit in and play Cajun tunes the way they used to be played (comme dans l’vieux temps), all acoustic on the back porch.
Live Music,Things to Do

Festival International de Louisiane

Wednesday, April 25th - Sunday, April 29th | Various Times
Festival International de Louisiane is a non-profit organization that produces the largest international music and arts festival in the United States. With over 300,000 festival goers every year, the annual festival features musical performances by artists from over 20 countries along with workshops, exhibits, visual art, theater and other forms of performance arts.
Things to Do

Festival International Sunday Brunch!

Sunday, April 29th | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
​Our doors will be open on the Sunday of Festival International de Louisiane to welcome everyone to downtown Lafayette with good eats, local music, and all your favorite Rêve drinks!
Live Music

Festival Karaoke at JSP

Wednesday, April 25th | 8:00 PM-1:00 AM
​Kick off Festival International de Louisiane right with us at The Jefferson Street Pub for Festival Karaoke
Things to Do

Festival TrashMob 2018

Saturday, April 28th | 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Join Project Front Yard's fourth annual Trash Mob! This LUS Fiber sponsored Festival-wide cleanup helps to liberate the Festival streetscapes from litter.
Things to Do

Feufollet + Radio Zydeco at JSP

Friday, March 9th | 8 PM-12 AM
Live music by Feufollet + Radio Zydeco!
Live Music

Feufollet & Revelers | Samedi gras

Saturday, February 10th | 10:00 PM-1:00 AM
Feufollet and Revelers take the stage for a Samedi Gras post parade party at Artmosphere Bistro.
Live Music

Figure Drawing Session: Girl and a Chair

Thursday, February 1st | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
​We will be hosting our second figure drawing session for one hour in the front room of Gallery 333.
Things to Do

Figure Drawing Session: Girl in Aerial Silks

Thursday, May 17th | 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Gallery 333 is hosting another drawing session of "Girl in Aerial Silks" in the front room.
Things to Do

Fix It Cafe

Saturday, July 21st | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Fixers will be available at Lafayette Public Library to assess and work on bikes, small household goods, small appliances, clothing, textiles and jewelry. Check those repairs off your to-do list during this free event!
Things to Do,Kids

Flow Tribe at JSP

Saturday, June 9th | 8:00 PM till
Flow Tribe returns to The Jefferson Street Pub with their second line brass and Cuban-Caribbean rhythms. $10 advanced tickets available via www.socialentertainment.net!
Live Music,Things to Do

Focus on Drainage: Development Workshop

August 22nd | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lafayette Consolidated Government's Public Works Department has released draft stormwater management regulations to be considered by the City-Parish Council later this fall. Come and learn the details of the proposal, offer feedback, and have your questions answered.
Things to Do

Forest Huval at Blue Moon Saloon

October 21st | 10:00 PM
Don't miss Forest Huval play cajun tunes at Blue Moon Saloon.
Live Music,Things to Do

Free Blues Dance Classes

Monday, May 7th & Monday, May 21st | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
​These FREE Blues Dance Class are meant to teach a foundation of blues, and blues dancing that was here in the past.
Things to Do

Free Hot Breakfast, Different Strokes, and Jonathan Rome

Aug. 5th | 9:00 PM
Don't miss this 3 band line up at Artmosphere Bistro with original funk music from some local favorites!
Live Music,Things to Do

Free Hot Breakfast, Minos The Saint, Mia Montero @Artmosphere

Saturday, February 17th | 10:30 PM
Free Hot Breakfast + Minos The Saint + Mia Montero + Colin Smith will be performing the swankiest of shows at Artmosphere!
Live Music

Free Shibori Dye Workshop

Saturday, June 23rd | 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Genterie Supply Co. is hosting a free Shibori Indigo Dye workshop from Erin, owner and artist of Saint Lydia. The class will focus on the itajime style of shibori which involves shaped-resist dyeing.
Things to Do

Freetown Community Garden Revitalization Project

Sunday, February 25th | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
The705 is helping to revitalize the Community Garden in the historic neighborhood of Freetown. Join us at 10 AM on Sunday February 25 to lend a hand!
Things to Do

Freetown Flow Yoga

Tuesday, November 21st | 5:45 PM-8:00 PM
Join Neil Gresham at Blue Moon Saloon for an all levels vinyasa yoga session. This class will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. A great way to center and ride the rhythm of your breath!
Things to Do

Friday the 13th Improv Nite

Friday, April 13th | 7:00 PM-10:30 PM
Join us at the Feed N Seed for a mixture of short and long form improv fun!
Things to Do

Friends Trivia Night

Wednesday, March 7th | 8:30 PM-11:30 PM
Friends Trivia night @ Legends Downtown!
Things to Do

FRIENDS Trivia Night Pt. 1 at The Wurst (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, June 14th | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Lafayette Comedy presents Friends Trivia Night at The Wurst Biergarten. The top 3 winning teams will receive cash and/or bar tab prizes!
Things to Do

FRIENDS Trivia Night pt. 2 at The Wurst Biergarten

Thursday, June 21st | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Lafayette Comedy presents Friends Trivia Night pt. 2 at The Wurst Biergarten. The top 3 winning teams will receive cash and/or bar tab prizes!
Things to Do

Givers EP Listening Party / Stripped Down Performance + Shrugs

Wednesday, July 25th | 7:00 PM-11:00 PM
Givers are coming home for an intimate evening at Rêve Coffee Roasters. Be the first to listen to their new EP, Movin On, along with a special stripped down performance. Shrugs and DJ Andre are also joining the Tour Kick Off Party. Don't miss out!
Live Music,Things to Do

GIVERS with Grand Nathaniel & The Ghosts

Saturday, April 28th | 10:00 PM-2:00 AM
Sickbay welcomes GIVERS to the Platform with GRAND NATHANIEL & THE GHOSTS
Live Music

GlobalFest: The New Golden Age of Latin Music

Thursday, March 1st | 7:30pm-10:30pm
Some of the freshest, most innovative and provocative bands in contemporary Latin music, take turns in the spotlight for globalFEST: The New Golden Age of Latin Music
Live Music

Green Mile Pub Crawl

Saturday, March 17th | 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
​Celtic Bayou Festival's #GreenMilePubCrawl is on Saint Patrick's Day this year so come out and start the festivities early with us!
Things to Do

Grow Acadiana Socials

Every third Thursday | 5:30 PM
Join the Acadiana Food Alliance every third Thursday at The Wurst Beirgarten downtown for drink specials and monthly speakers related to the local food system.
Things to Do

Grow Acadiana Socials

Every third Thursday | 5:30 PM
Join the Acadiana Food Alliance every third Thursday for discussions related to the local food system. This month, we’ll be meeting at Jefferson Street Pub for drinks and conversation.
Things to Do

Grow Acadiana Socials

Every third Thursday | 5:30 PM
Join the Acadiana Food Alliance every third Thursday at The Wurst Beirgarten downtown for drink specials and monthly speakers related to the local food system.
Things to Do

Grow Acadiana Socials

Every third Thursday | 5:30 PM
Join the Acadiana Food Alliance every third Thursday at The Wurst Beirgarten downtown for drink specials and monthly speakers related to the local food system.
Things to Do

Gypsy Sticks LIVE at Agave Downtown

Friday, January 26th | 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
​Enjoy Live Music by Gypsy Sticks at Agave Downtown!
Live Music

Hank and Cupcakes w/ Pagoda Mambo + Oh!Kelly

September 8th | 10:00 PM
Lafayette is in for a treat when bass & drum duo Hank & Cupcakes, funk group Pagoda Mambo, and alt-rock band Oh!Kelly takeover Blue Moon Saloon.
Live Music,Things to Do

Harry Potter Trivia Night

Wednesday, February 21st | 8:30 PM-10:30 PM
​Harry Potter Trivia night @ Legends Downtown!
Things to Do

Hawk's Crawfish at The Wurst Biergarten

Wednesdays and Thursdays | 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
Hawk's World Famous Crawfish Restaurant will be popping up every Wednesday and Thursday at The Wurst Biergarten from 5pm-9pm starting February 28th.
Things to Do

Henry + The Invisibles with Dustin Gaspard & The Freetown Sound

September 1st | 10:30 PM
“The One Man Funk Band" Henry + The Invisibles with support from alternative folk artist Dustin Gaspard & The Freetown Sound take the stage at Blue Moon Saloon.
Live Music,Things to Do

High Divers + Motel Radio at Blue Moon Saloon

Saturday, November 18th | 10:00 PM-1:00 AM
Roots rock-n-roll High Divers and indie rockers Motel Radio take the stage at Blue Moon Saloon.
Live Music,Things to Do

Historic Azalea Trail - Classic Car Cruise 2018

Saturday, March 17th | 1 PM-4 PM
Classic Car Cruise meandering down the 22 mile historic azalea trail throughout Lafayette.
Things to Do

Historic Azalea Trail - Seersucker Social Bicycle Ride

Saturday, March 17th | 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
​Enjoy a casual bike ride, led by the non-profit Bike Lafayette, down ten miles of the 1930's historic azalea trail.
Things to Do

Honky Tonk Man's Shake, Rattle, & Roll Comedy Tour + The Hammer

Friday, May 25th | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Lafayette Comedy presents The Honky Tonk Man's "Shake, Rattle, & Roll Comedy Tour" at The Wurst Biergarten. This 60 minute up-close and comical show with The Honky Tonk Man and his Special Guest WWE Hall of Fame Member Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, brings you behind the scenes in their crazy lives of more than 40 years in professional wrestling and entertainment.
Things to Do

Hopefest

Saturday, March 24th | 11:00 AM-9:00 PM
Hopefest is an annual music charity festival. This year all proceeds go to Jacob Crouch Suicide Prevention Services and the St. Thomas More Options Program. Make sure to join us for this family-friendly music fest at Parc International!
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Horace Trahan and The Ossun Express Mardi Gras CD Release Party!

Friday, February 9th | 8:00 PM-11:00 PM
​It's the official Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express's CD release party for their brand new "Until The End" CD, at Feed N Seed Lafayette!
Live Music

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Saturday, June 16th | 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) has rescheduled its semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Day (HHWD) for Saturday, June 16 from 8 a.m. until noon at Cajun Field. Residents in the City of Lafayette and unincorporated areas of the parish are encouraged to bring their unwanted household chemicals and electronics to be recycled or properly disposed.
Things to Do,Kids

Idea Exchange

Thursday, March 15th | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
​We're back for another year of the 24HCP! And in anticipation of the event, we're recruiting Citizen Teams, and want YOU to come share your ideas with us. Let's kick back, drink some beer (or your beverage of choice), and talk about ideas that you have the for the community.
Things to Do

IDSA Mario Kart Tournament

Wednesday, March 28th | 7:00pm-9:00pm
​Join us for a night of Mario Kart at NiteTown
Things to Do

Improv Night at Artwalk with Silverbacks & The Plural Noun

Saturday, March 10th | 8:00 PM-9:00 PM
​On Saturday, March 10, Silverbacks Improv Theatre and special guests, The Plural Noun, will present a high-energy blend of their audience’s favorite short-form games.
ArtWalk,Things to Do

Improv Rumble! 2018

Friday, February 2nd | 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Head to Cité des Arts as Lafayette's improvisers unite for the ultimate spectacle in competitive improvised theater. Improv Rumble! will pit teams of improvisers against one another in an all-out brawl! Everything’s made up, but this time, YOUR VOTES DO MATTER. Who will go home victorious? Who will leave bananaless? These answers depend on YOU.
Theatre,Things to Do

In Response

Saturday, April 14th | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
​In Response is a collective art movement, inviting creatives to respond to specific topics together, illuminating the complexity and awe around us.
ArtWalk,Things to Do

Indian Dance Party - Canceled

Tuesday, January 30th | 6:00 PM
Stop by Carpe Diem! Gelato for a true Indian Style Dance celebration with traditional music, food, and happy people!
Live Music,Things to Do

Indian Lunch Buffet

Wednesday, May 2nd | 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
Weekly authentic Indian lunch buffet hosted by J&J Indian Taco's at Carpe Diem! - Gelato and Espresso Bar
Things to Do

Introduction to Calligraphy

Thursday, May 3rd | 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Learn calligraphy at Deuxième Vie Creative
Things to Do

Introduction to Calligraphy

Thursday, June 21st | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Learn the basics to calligraphy at Deuxième Vie Creative. This non-profit uses art as a tool to assist in the environmental mission of reducing waste in landfills.
Things to Do

Invasion of the Santas: Downtown Christmas Crawl

Friday, December 1st | 5:30 PM-12 AM
Santas will takeover downtown Lafayette as we wind our way through Jefferson Street stopping at 5 restaurant & bars along the way. Each stop will offer food, beer or spirits sampling to registered crawl members with additional chances to win door prizes and gift cards!
Things to Do

Ismonic and Mender at The Platform

Saturday, February 17th | 9:00 PM-12:30 AM
​Dat Dog presents a night of heavy melodies and dreamy grunge from ISMONIC and MENDER!
Live Music

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Friday, Dec. 15th, Saturday, Dec. 16th | 7:30 PM-10:00 PM
A Live Radio Broadcast of the original 'It's A Wonderful Life' will be at Acadiana Center for the Arts to benefit the Ascension Episcopal Performing Arts Department.
Theatre,Things to Do,Kids

Jan Risher's Groundhog Day Variety Show

Friday, February 2nd | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
To raise money for the United Way of Acadiana Bucket Brigade campaign, Jan Risher is hosting an old-fashioned variety show at The Hive Theatre.
Theatre,Things to Do

January SotB Event: Intersections of Environment & Society

Tuesday, January 23rd | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Science on the Bayou is a monthly-ish event in Lafayette, LA for folks interested in science (/math/engineering/whatever) to get together and share some fun thoughts and ideas in a casual atmosphere. It's also a chance to better connect with other science-minded people in the greater Lafayette community.
Things to Do

Jazz Cabbage - A Standup Comedy Showcase at The Wurst

Friday, April 13th | 8:00 PM
​Lafayette Comedy presents JAZZ CABBAGE - A Standup Comedy Show at The Wurst Biergarten. This monthly showcase features the best stand-up comedians from around the south, as well as national and touring comedians.
Things to Do

Jitterbug/Swing Class and Social Dance

Every Monday | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Jitterbug and Swing dance instruction for an hour then a social dance for an hour.
Things to Do

Joe Guidry & Reloaded Zydeco

Saturday, March 24th | 8:30 PM-1:30 AM
Dat Dog welcomes Joe Guidry & Reloaded Zydeco to The Platform, Saturday, March 24th!
Live Music

Joel Savoy & Kelli Jones House Concert!

Friday, August 24th | 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Joel Savoy & Kelli Jones are celebrating the release of their first EP, “Toi, Tu Joues à L’amour”, with a house concert at Sola Violins.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs

September 9th | 10:30 PM
Indulge in Louisiana French music as Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs perform at Blue Moon Saloon.
Live Music,Things to Do

Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs and Sabra Guzmán

Saturday, November 25th | 10:00 PM
Join cajun creole group Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs and old-time and country artist Sabra Guzmán at Blue Moon Saloon.
Live Music,Things to Do

Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs CD Release avec Jesse Lege

Sunday, February 11th | 8:00 PM-1:00 AM
It's here! Head to Blue Moon Saloon for the release of the highly anticipated debut album "Boue, Boucane, et Bouteilles" from Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rodailleurs. Come celebrate Sunday Gras and Get em while they hot!
Live Music,Things to Do

Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rodailleurs with The Rayo Brothers

Sept. 29th | 9:00 PM
Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rodailleurs is one of the newest Lafayette based Cajun/Creole bands featuring musicians Jourdan Thibodeaux, Cedric Watson, Joel Savoy, Alan Lafleur, and Sean Bruce. New folk favorites The Rayo Brothers are opening the show.
Live Music

JSP 7th Annual Black & White NYE Party

Sunday, December 31st | 8:00 PM-2:00 AM
Celebrate the new year at The Jefferson Street Pub for their 7th Annual Black & White NYE Party.
Live Music,Things to Do

June iAcadiana Meet up

Tuesday, June 5th | 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Head to Jefferson Street Pub for the iAcadiana monthly meeting. iAcadiana is an Apple User Group based in Lafayette, LA centered on educating small business owners in the area on how to run their business on Apple’s platforms.
Things to Do,Kids

Karaoke at JSP

Thursday, May 17th | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Yes, your eyes do not deceive. Karaoke at The Jefferson Street Pub! Free shot for all participants.
Live Music,Things to Do

KC 1286 Lenten Lunch Fish Fry

Every Friday | 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Lenten Lunch Fish Fry every Friday at St. John's Cathedral.
Things to Do

Kings of Karaoke at The Greenroom

August 23rd | 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sing with the Kings at The Greenroom and get a free shot every time you sing!
Live Music,Things to Do

Kiwanis of Lafayette Movies in the Parc - Despicable Me 3

Saturday, June 23rd | 6:30 PM-10:00 PM
Kiwanis of Lafayette Movies in the Parc offers family-friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Saturday, June 23rd, Despicable Me 3 comes to Parc International! Gates open at 6:30 pm and the movie starts at dusk.
Movies in the Parc,Things to Do,Kids

Kiwanis of Lafayette Movies in the Parc - Paddington 2

Saturday, June 9th | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Kiwanis of Lafayette Movies in the Parc offers family-friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Saturday, June 9th, Paddington 2 comes to Parc International! Gates open at 6:00pm with kids activities and the movie starts at dusk.
Movies in the Parc

Kiwanis of Lafayette Movies in the Parc-Jumanji

Saturday, July 21st | 6:30 PM-10:30 PM
Kiwanis of Lafayette Movies in the Parc offers family-friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Saturday, July 21st, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle comes to Parc International! Gates open at 6:30 pm with kids activities and the movie starts at dusk.
Movies in the Parc,Things to Do,Kids

KOKLA Thursday NITE

Thursday, February 8th | 7:00 PM-10:30 PM
​Kings of Karaoke: Sing with the Kings at Reggie's Soulfood
Live Music,Things to Do

Krewe of Bonaparte Parade Day

Saturday, February 10th | 6:00 PM
The parade rolls the Saturday before Mardi Gras and includes over 27 floats filled with theme-dressed riders.
Things to Do

Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday, February 3rd | 6:30 PM-10:30 PM
The Parada of the Krewe of Carnivale en Rio has become the premier Mardi Gras event in Acadiana. The Parada has become known for its colorful floats, dazzling lights and dancers and the huge amount of beads, throws and custom maracas we shower on the faithful parade-goers.
Things to Do

Kyle Huval & The Dixie Club Ramblers

Aug. 3rd | 7:00 PM
Kyle Huval & The Dixie Club Ramblers will be kickin' off the night for Artmosphere's Early Show schedule. Come down and dance while the sun sets! 7:00 PM.
Live Music,Things to Do

Kyle Huval//Bonsoir Catin//Jourdan Thibodeaux

October 13th | 9:00 PM
Valcour Records Presents: Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs, Bonsoir Catin, and Kyle Huval and the Dixie Club Ramblers, Bonsoir Catin at The Wurst Biergarten.
Live Music,Things to Do

La Fête Nationale: A Bastille Day Celebration

Saturday, July 14th | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Excited to announce our DTA! Street Party has been rescheduled to Saturday July 14th! Join Downtown Alive!, Downtown Lafayette, CODOFIL, and Festival International de Louisiane to celebrate our Francophone heritage in conjunction with 2nd Saturday ArtWalk in downtown Lafayette. Happiest Hour brought to you by The Greenroom at 5 pm. Live music by Dylan Leblanc & The Pollies, Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band, and Jace Goulas & The Aucoin Family Band.
Downtown Alive!,ArtWalk,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Ladies Night at The Wurst Biergarten

Wednesday, January 31st | 5:00 PM-11:55 PM
First ladies night at The Wurst!
Things to Do

Lafayette Children's Carnival Trip to Outer Space

Saturday, August 18th | 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Keep your kids cool this summer with a special indoor carnival at The Platform inside Dat Dog! It will be an interstellar wonderland featuring games and performances hosted by fantastic local entertainers.
Things to Do,Kids

Lafayette Comedy presents Comedy Corner at The Greenroom

August 17th | 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Lafayette Comedy presents Comedy Corner, a monthly standup comedy showcase at The Greenroom.
Theatre,Things to Do

Lafayette Comedy's The Wurst Open-Mic at The Wurst Biergarten

Every Wednesday | 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time. At 9:00 p.m., the open-mic pauses while that week's headliner takes the stage. Following the headliner, the open-mic continues.
Things to Do

Lafayette Comedy's Weekly Open-Mic at Steam Press Cafe

August 30th | 8:00 PM
Lafayette Comedy presents the weekly stand-up comedy open mic at Steam Press Coffee Cafe.
Things to Do

Lafayette Comedy's Weekly Open-Mic at Steam Press Cafe

October 18th | 8:00 PM
Lafayette Comedy presents the weekly stand-up comedy open mic at Steam Press Coffee Cafe.
Things to Do

Lafayette Kiwanis Movies in the Parc - Despicable Me 3

Saturday, April 7th | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Kiwanis of Lafayette Movies in the Parc offers family-friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Saturday, April 7th, Despicable Me 3 comes to Parc International! Gates open at 6:00pm with kids activities and the movie starts at dusk.
Movies in the Parc

Lafayette Mini Maker Faire

Saturday, March 24th | 10:00 PM-3:00 PM
Maker Faire is a venue for "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
Things to Do

Lake Street Dive

September 7th | 7:30 PM
Lake Street Dive stops by Acadiana Center for the Arts during their final tour of the year.
Live Music,Things to Do

Lantern Parade at Downtown Alive!

Friday, November 10th | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Lafayette will celebrate St. Martins Day with a traditional lantern parade! Partnered with Downtown Alive! and a part of this year's new children's program, DTA Kids!, Theatre Acadie will host the children's area located between the Children's Museum of Acadiana and Parc International.
Downtown Alive!,Things to Do,Kids

LaRoyce Hawkins (NBC's Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire, Comedy Central)

Sunday, August 12th | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Lafayette Comedy presents comedian and actor LaRoyce Hawkins at The Wurst Biergarten.
Things to Do

Late Night: King of Pizza

Friday, August 3rd | 11:00 PM-1:00 AM
The first musically themed Friday Late Night at Central Pizza & Bar is August 3rd! The theme is the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Don't forget your glitter gloves!
Live Music,Things to Do

Latino Pulse at Blue Moon Saloon

Saturday, June 2nd | 10:00 PM-2:00 AM
Latino Pulse will be spreading their salsa flaire to Blue Moon Saloon. As the first local and international salsa band in Lafayette, Latino Pulse is above all celebratory in its generosity, soul, and joie de vivre.
Live Music,Things to Do

LEDA - RCA Breakfast Series (Q2): Urban Retail Planning and Development

Wednesday, May 9th | 8:30am–10:00am
​The LEDA - RCA Breakfast Series is a quarterly breakfast education session created by Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) in conjunction with Realtors Commercial Alliance (Realtors Association of Acadiana).
Things to Do

Legends Breaking Bad Trivia Night

Wednesday, March 21st | 8:30 PM-11:30 PM
​Yo it's trivia night, come and see what we're cooking up at Legends Downtown March 21st
Things to Do

Legends of Pop Karaoke

Wednesday, April 25th | 9:00 PM-1:00 AM
Legends of Pop Karaoke Night. Everything from Michael Jackson to Celine Dion and Justin Bieber...songs that will make you stand up and dance!
Things to Do

Les Malfecteurs and the Official Festival Closing Jam

October 15th | 8:00 PM
Les Malfecteurs stop by Blue Moon Saloon for the Official Festival Closing Jam.
Live Music,Things to Do

LeTrainiump + Free Hot Breakfast

Aug. 25th | 9:00 PM
Letrainiump is a 4 piece Synth-Pop band from Lafayette, Louisiana that aims to be the point where Motown and New Wave meet. Catch them live with Free Hot Breakfast opening the show at The Wurst Biergarten!
Live Music,Things to Do

LIME 2018

Thursday, April 26th | 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
There will be a live showcase of Louisiana's quickly rising bands, along with selected speakers and panels. During the event, musicians will have time to meet and share their materials with industry professionals in attendance. In turn, professionals have a chance to meet and see some of the best musicians in South Louisiana.
Live Music,Things to Do

LIVE Music & Bottomless Mimosa Brunch

Every Sunday | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Bottomless Mimosa Brunch every Sunday at Artmosphere from 11am-2pm
Live Music,Things to Do

Lost Bayou Ramblers & Brass Bed

Friday, February 23rd | 8:00 PM-2:00 AM
Recent Grammy winners Lost Bayou Ramblers and indie psychedelia pop group Brass Bed live at The Jefferson Street Pub. $10 Advanced tickets available at www.socialentertainment.net.
Live Music,Things to Do

Lost Bayou Ramblers CD Release Party + Julie Odell

Saturday, August 12th | 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Head to Blue Moon as the Lost Bayou Ramblers take the honky-tonk stage once again and are releasing their NEW CD joined by the swamp queen Julie Odell!
Live Music,Things to Do

Lost Bayou Ramblers-After Festival

October 15th | 8:00 PM
Stop by The Wurst Biergarten after Festival Acadiens et Creoles for more music from Lost Bayou Ramblers.
Live Music,Things to Do

Lost in Yonkers

Thursday, Nov. 9th-Sunday, Nov. 12th | 7:00 PM
Ascension Episcopal School presents Lost in Yonkers at The Hive Theatre.
Theatre,Things to Do,Kids

Louisiana Steampunk Festival 2017

Saturday, Nov. 4th-Sunday, Nov. 5th | 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
The Louisiana Steampunk Festival is an all-ages festival hosted by Cite des Arts to showcase and celebrate science fiction, technology, education, art, and mathematics.
Theatre,Things to Do,Kids

Lyrically Inclined Open Mic

Tuesday, February 20th | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Poetry and spoken word at Black Cafe
Things to Do

Lyrically Inclined Open Mic

Tuesday, April 17th | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
We’re welcoming Louisiana native John Lacarbiere III, a NATIONAL spoken word artist, author, publisher, and teacher!
Things to Do

Macbeth Screening: Royal Shakespeare Company

Monday, May 7th | 7:30 PM-10:00 PM
Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.

Things to Do

MacKenzie Bourg: Home for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 19th | 7:30 PM-10:00 PM
Singer-songwriter MacKenzie Bourg is home for the holidays for this live performance at Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Live Music,Things to Do

Magnolia Shed Festival

Saturday, June 30th | 12:00 PM-11:59 PM
Magnolia Shed Series is celebrating their one year anniversary with a music festival at Parc de Lafayette and The Wurst Biergarten. Proceeds will go towards Festival of Words and the launch of Magnolia Shed Teaching Artist Initiative. Advanced tickets and door admission!
Live Music,Things to Do

Mannie Fresh & DJ Digital

Friday, April 27th | 10:00 PM-2:00 AM
Join the Clandestine Collective as we kick off the biggest party weekend of the year with the one and only Mannie Fresh performing an eclectic DJ set with a mix of classic tunes and new hits that have shaped his career over the past three decades.
Live Music

March Homeless Outreach

Saturday, March 24th | 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Meet at Midtown church then head downtown to hand out a snack and goodies.
Things to Do

March SotB: Science and YOU!

Tuesday, March 27th | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
​Please join us on Tuesday, March 27th, for a Science on the Bayou event focused on YOU and science! We'll have two great speakers sharing their research on the science of human health, ranging from the effects of exercise on physical fitness and psychological wellbeing to the potential for sea anemones to help develop new treatments for hearing loss.
Things to Do

Marty Christian Early Show

August 31st | 7:00 PM
Blues artist Marty Christian takes the stage at Artmosphere to get your music fix started early.
Live Music,Things to Do

Mason Trail & Zydeco Rhythm + RJ & Zydeco Smoove

Thursday, February 15th | 10:30 PM-12:00 AM
​Dat Dog is proud to present an evening with Mason Trail & Zydeco Rhythm + RJ & Zydeco Smoove
Live Music

Mattea's Hand: Gallery + Goods GRAND Opening

Saturday, March 10th | 6 PM-10 PM
Come out for the grand-opening of Mattea's Hand: Gallery + Goods for Saturday ArtWalk!
ArtWalk,Things to Do

May SotB: Science, Poetry, and Baseball

Tuesday, May 1st | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Please join us for our next Science on the Bayou at The Jefferson Street Pub on Tuesday, May 1st, as we explore these interesting connections of science, poetry, and ... baseball!
Things to Do

Merci, professeurs !

Sunday, April 22nd | 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
All French teachers past and present, foreign and domestic, whether in FLE, immersion, bilingual or secondary school programs, as well as college-level instructors, are cordially invited to attend “Merci, professeurs!,” a celebration in their honor, at the ACA. Former students are invited to come out, too, to say thank you to those teachers whose efforts have helped to make sure that French remains a significant part of life in Louisiana.
Things to Do

Mercy Exhibit

Wednesday, October 25th | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and Acadiana Center for the Arts present Mercy Exhibit at Acadiana Center for the Arts. View a photography exhibit that explores everyday moments of mercy.
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

MIBrary Fundraiser Concert: La Recolte, Dr C & The Gris Gris, New Natives

September 1st | 9:00 PM
The Lafayette Community M.I.Brary Team is raising funds to bring a musical instrument library to Lafayette!
Live Music,Things to Do

Michael Juan Nunez at Artmosphere

Friday, June 29th | 10:00 PM-1:00 AM
Start the weekend with singer-songwriter Michael Juan Nunez at Artmosphere. Michael has recorded and toured with a number of Louisiana music icons, including Zachary Richard, Doug Kershaw, Harry ‘Big Daddy’ Hypolite, Henry Gray, Sonny Landreth, Brother Dege, C.C. Adcock, Ani Difranco, Jamie Commons, Dr. John, and many others.
Live Music,Things to Do

Mike & The Rockets * After DTA

Friday, April 6th | 8:30 PM-11:30 PM
Catch Mike & The Rockets LIVE at ANTLERS this Friday night after Downtown Alive!
Live Music

Mimosa Brunch with Derrick Savoie

August 20th | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Indie folk songwriter Derrick Savoie will be live at Atmosphere's Mimosa Brunch. Come enjoy bottomless mimosas and soothing acoustic music.
Live Music,Things to Do

Moabi Kotu presents Ubuntu Experience Live at the Hive

Friday, December 8th | 7:30 PM
Moabi Kotu will perform songs from his debut album Emakhaya at The Hive. The album revisits traditional songs of the Bantu people of South Africa and shares the depth of their music, spirituality, language, richness of their culture and customs.
Live Music,Things to Do

Molly Burch + Spyglass presented by Sickbay

August 22nd | 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sickbay presents is welcoming back Molly Burch and her band of lovers with with special guest Spyglass live at The Wurst Biergarten!
Live Music

Mommy & Me - KidsFest

Saturday, April 21st | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
This is an event for the whole family - moms, dads, grandparents - from toddlers to tweens.
Admission is FREE to the public and is designed to be an interactive experience. There will even be Princesses and Princes on-hand for photos!
Things to Do

Monday Movie Night! Caddyshack/ Happy Gilmore

Monday, July 16th | 9:00 PM-2:00 AM
Join us at Artmosphere Bistro for a fun filled night of movies, free popcorn, boozy sno-balls and movie trivia bingo with the chance to win prizes!
Things to Do

Monday Movie Night! Shawshank Redemption/ Life

Monday, July 9th | 9:00 PM-2:00 AM
Head to Artmosphere for a fun filled night of movies, free popcorn, boozy sno-balls and movie trivia bingo with the chance to win prizes!
Things to Do

Monday Movie Night! Who Framed Roger Rabbit/ Sin City

Monday, July 23rd | 9:00 PM-2:00 AM
Join us for a fun filled night of movies, free popcorn, boozy sno-balls and movie trivia bingo with the chance to win prizes! This week's lineup - Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Sin City.
Things to Do

Monika and California Cousins

Sunday, March 11th | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
​Sickbay’s SXSW week continues with MONIKA and CALIFORNIA COUSINS at The Platform!
Live Music

Motel Radio with Shrugs at Blue Moon Saloon

October 7th | 10:00 PM
Indie rockers Motel Radio stop by Blue Moon Saloon with post folk group Shrugs.
Live Music,Things to Do

Mothership, Vermilion Whiskey, & Vokea at The Boom Boom Room

Tuesday, May 8th | 9:00 PM-12:00 AM
Catch Mothership, Vermilion Whiskey, & Vokea LIVE at The Freetown Boom Boom Room
Live Music

Movies in the Parc - Beauty and the Beast

September 30th | 5:30 PM-10:00 PM
Downtown Lafayette's LUS Fiber Movies in the Parc offers family- friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Gates open at 200 Garfield Street at 5:30 pm and the movies start at dusk.
Movies in the Parc,Things to Do,Kids

Movies in the Parc - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

November 18th | 5:30 PM-9:00 PM
Downtown Lafayette's LUS Fiber Movies in the Parc offers family- friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Gates open at 200 Garfield Street at 5:00 pm and the movie kicks off at 6:30.
Movies in the Parc,Things to Do,Kids

Movies in the Parc - The Secret Life of Pets

September 23rd | 5:30 PM-10:00 PM
Downtown Lafayette's LUS Fiber Movies in the Parc offers family- friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Gates open at 200 Garfield Street at 5:30 pm and the movies start at dusk.
Movies in the Parc,Things to Do,Kids

Mundane (a movie screening and art installation party)

Wednesday, February 14th | 6:00 PM
Letters from Women of the World present Mundane, an exhibition that focuses on the boring cycle of just being at Basin Arts.
Things to Do

Murder at the 18th Hole

Saturday, May 12th | 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
​On Saturday, May 12, Esprit de Coeur will host the mystery dinner, Murder at the 18th Hole! On this night patrons will be participating in solving a murder over the course of a themed dinner. Clues will be given and suspects will speak on their behalf as you and your investigative team work together to solve whodunit. A tantalizing prize package awaits our top sleuths of the evening.
Things to Do

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Friday, August 3rd-Saturday, August 4th | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre will be held at Acadiana Center for the Arts! Guests will enjoy a 3-course meal from Joey's and a murder mystery spoofing the movie "Casablanca" and the American Dream of winning the jackpot. Throw music and mayhem into the mix and you have -- "Dealt A Deadly Hand - Murder at the Pocono Royale Casino!" All proceeds go directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana.
Things to Do

Muse After-School Teen Session: Sound Hunting

Monday, March 5th | 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Students will experiment with sounds from around the world with ULL instructor and Percussion Expert Danny Devillier at AOC Community Media.
Things to Do,Kids

Music Maker Matchup Band Competition

Every Wednesday | 9:00 PM
Every Wednesday in November, Artmosphere is holding a month long band competition for songwriters to win prizes that will jumpstart their career.
Live Music,Things to Do

Music Trivia Night Brigette Rose

Tuesday, August 14th | 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Music Trivia Night at The Greenroom will be hosted live with Brigette Rose from 1063 Radio Lafayette. Winning team wins $100 Cash!
Things to Do

Nachmo Lafayette Showcase

Friday, February 23rd | 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
On Friday, February 23, Basin Arts will host a performance that showcases new works-in-progress produced by emerging choreographers, dancers, and film-makers in Acadiana.
Things to Do

Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas

September 2nd | 9:30 PM
Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas take the stage at Blue Moon Saloon for another night of the latest zydeco music.
Live Music,Things to Do

Neighborhood Summit - Day 1

October 19th | 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Lafayette Consolidated Government hosts a Neighborhood Summit at Vermilion Conference Center that will focus on sharing local government resources with individuals wishing to better their neighborhoods, as well as neighborhood groups.
Things to Do

Neighborhood Summit - Day 2

October 20th | 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Lafayette Consolidated Government hosts a Neighborhood Summit at Lafayette Science Museum to focus on sharing local government resources with individuals wishing to better their neighborhoods, as well as neighborhood groups.
Things to Do

New Member Orientation at AOC Community Media

Tuesday, August 7th | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Join us at this orientation session to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member, workshop sessions, submitting content and much more. Session is free however, pre-registration is required.
Things to Do,Kids

No Waste Lafayette - May Meeting

Thursday, May 17th | 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
No Waste Lafayette strives to educate the community on various zero waste methods in order to help with the reduction of unnecessary waste. Their May meeting will take place at Lafayette Public Library downtown in room 2A.

Things to Do

October ArtWalk: Memories, Dreams, Reflections

October 14th | 6:00 PM
Join us for a new exhibit at Gallery 333 during Downtown Lafayette's ArtWalk from 6—10PM. This month Gallery 333 will be showcasing the exhibit "Memories, Dreams, Relctions." by Jacob Jerome Cordes Artist.
ArtWalk,Things to Do

October Science on the Bayou: Two Takes on Information

October 17th | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Science on the Bayou stops by The Jefferson Street Pub for their monthly event to bring together Lafayette's science-minded citizens for night of exploration, fun, and beer.
Things to Do

Official Festival International Kick-Off Party at JSP

Thursday, April 19th | 8:00 PM-1:00 AM
​Join us for the 7th Annual Festival International de Louisiane Kick-Off Party at The Jefferson Street Pub featuring Dwight James & The Royals!
Live Music

Old Skool Zydeco & Blues

Friday, April 20th | 8:00 PM-1:30 AM
​Join us to see some of the best in Zydeco & Blues!
Live Music,Things to Do

Olympic Grove March Ramen Pop-up at Pop's Poboys!

Wednesday, March 7th | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Join us Wednesday, March 7th, at Pop's Poboys for our Olympic Grove Ramen Pop-up!
Things to Do

Olympic Grove Ramen Pop-up at Pop's Poboys

Wednesday, December 13th | 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
Olympic Grove will be stopping by Pop's Poboys for a special Ramen Pop-up.
Things to Do,Kids

One Trick Pony at Rock 'n' Bowl in Lafayette

Sunday, August 5th | 4:00 PM-7:30 PM
Rock cover band One Trick Pony stops by Rock 'n' Bowl de Lafayette for an all ages concert!
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Open House - Evangeline Corridor Initiative

Wednesday, March 21st & Thursday, March 22nd | 4:00pm-7:00pm
Share your input on the ECI Draft Report/Action Plan. This plan addresses the impacts of the future I-49 Connector and local neighborhoods and recommends approaches to revitalize and redevelop Lafayette's urban core and neighborhoods along the Evangeline Thruway.
Things to Do

Oscars Trivia Night at AcA

Friday, March 2nd | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Oscars Trivia Night at AcA! Drag your friends to AcA to play movie trivia for a great cause!
Museums,Things to Do

Our Town by Thornton Wilder, an LRE production

June 21st-June 23rd | 7:30 PM, June 24th | 2:00 PM
Head to Acadiana Center for the Arts to see "Our Town", a 1938 metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. The play is performed without a set on a mostly bare stage. With a few exceptions, the actors mime actions without the use of props.
Theatre,Things to Do

Pagoda Mambo Album Release w/ DG & The Freetown Sound and Sailor Mouth

Sunday, December 31st | 9:30 PM-2:00 AM
Pagoda Mambo will be releasing their new album at Blue Moon Saloon with Dustin Gaspard & the Freetown Sound and Sailor Mouth on New Year's Eve.
Live Music,Things to Do

Paint Your Date Night

Thursday, June 21st | 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Skin Wars finalist and professional body painting artist, Brittney Pelloquin, is offering a very unique session at Basin Arts where you and a partner team up for the evening to create a one-of-a-kind body painting. You decide who gets to be Picasso and who gets to be the canvas! All levels welcome!
Things to Do

Painting With A Twist for ArtWalk

October 14th | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
You’re invited to The Greenroom to paint a masterpiece and enjoy Downtown ArtWalk.
ArtWalk,Things to Do

Painting With A Twist for Artwalk

September 9th | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
You’re invited to The Green Room to paint a masterpiece and enjoy Downtown Artwalk.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Things to Do

Pamplona 10th Anniversary Circus Party

Saturday, Dec. 9th | 10:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Join Pamplona as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary with a circus-themed costume party!
Live Music

PARK(ing) Day

September 15th | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
A handful of mundane downtown parking spaces will be transformed into interesting, vibrant public spaces as part of a nationwide event called PARK(ing) Day.
Downtown Alive!,Things to Do,Kids

Parts Unknown: Cajun Mardi Gras watch party

Sunday, June 17th | 9:00 PM-11:00 PM
The Jefferson Street Pub will be having a viewing party for Parts Unknown: Cajun Mardi Gras. Join together this Sunday to honor the brilliant mind of Anthony Bourdain.
Things to Do

Pass a Good Time on Vine

Tuesday, February 13th | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Cité des Arts is opening their doors during Mardi Gras to provide food, drinks, arts and crafts, and all day bathroom passes!
Things to Do,Kids

Patty in the Parc 2018

Saturday, March 17th | 5:30 PM-10:00 PM
Patty in the Parc is an annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration located in Downtown Lafayette at Parc International.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Petanque au Biergarten

Wednesday, March 21st | 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Come join us for a lovely evening, organized by the Alliance Francaise and Pétanque Lafayette at The Wurst Biergarten.
Things to Do

Petits Summer Camp - Ages 4-10

Monday, June 4th-Saturday, June 9th | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
In this camp, your children will explore pretend play with a Cajun accent! We will work on teamwork, trust, movement, song, dance, and creative play. Through this process, we will immerse them in the language and culture of the native Cajun and Creole people though storytelling, music, and dance.
Theatre

Petits: Performing Arts and Culture Classes for Kids!

Every Monday | 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Theatre Acadie is offering 2 unique classes for kids ages 3-9 this Spring! Children can learn french language through song and cajun and creole folktales at Glide Studios.
Things to Do,Kids

Pine Leaf Boys + Grand Nathaniel and The Ghosts

Friday, March 2nd | 8:00 PM-12:00 AM
Cajun and swamp pop group Pine Leaf Boys and indie rockers Grand Nathaniel and The Ghosts take the stage at The Jefferson Street Pub. $10 Advanced tickets available at www.socialentertainment.net.
Live Music,Things to Do

Pine Leaf Boys and Dustin Gaspard & The Freetown Sound

Friday, December 15th | 9:00 PM-1:00 AM
Dat Dog will be hosting Pine Leaf Boys and Dustin Gaspard & The Freetown Sound.
Live Music,Things to Do

Plague of Frogs by Logan Faust, a developmental production

Friday, Nov. 10th-Saturday, Nov. 18th | 7:30 PM
The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is proud to present the final show of their 2017 season Plague of Frogs at Cite des Arts. This dark comedy by New Orleans based playwright Logan Faust, tells the story of Margot and Geoffrey, who are living the upper-middle class dream: white sofas, expensive wines, and general comfort. Then, Geoffrey runs over the neighbor's cat.
Theatre,Things to Do

Planetarium Show: Flight Adventures

Every Saturday | 11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Every Saturday, children can learn about the history and future of flight from the minds of NASA at the Lafayette Science Museum.
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

Planetarium Show: Gravity of Jupiter

Saturdays, Sundays in May | 1:30 PM-2:15 PM
Learn how NASA’s Juno mission measures the gravity of Jupiter, and why that holds the key to unlocking the origins of the Solar System at Lafayette Science Museum.
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

Planetarium Show: Larry Cat in Space

Saturday, May 15th-Saturday, June 30th | 11:15 AM-12:00 PM
​Follow the adventures of Larry Cat as he sneaks into a spacecraft to follow his human to a moon base.
Museums,Things to Do

Planetarium Show: Magic Tree House

Saturday, December 30th | 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Lafayette Science Museum is hosting more dates for the Planetarium shows. Check out Planetarium Show: Magic Tree House before the end of the year!
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

Planetarium Show: Magic Tree House

Saturday, December 16th | 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Lafayette Science Museum is hosting more dates for the Planetarium shows. Check out Planetarium Show: Magic Tree House before the end of the year!
Things to Do,Kids

Planetarium Show: Magic Tree House

Saturday, December 23rd | 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Lafayette Science Museum is hosting more dates for the Planetarium shows. Check out Planetarium Show: Magic Tree House before the end of the year!
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

Planetarium Show: Moons, Worlds of Mystery

Every Saturday and Sunday | 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity of moons at the Lafayette Science Museum!
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

Planetarium Show: STARS

Saturday, December 30th | 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Lafayette Science Museum is hosting more dates for the Planetarium shows. Check out Planetarium Show: STARS before the end of the year!
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

Planetarium Show: Stars of the Pharaohs

Saturday, December 23rd | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Lafayette Science Museum is hosting more dates for the Planetarium shows. Check out Planetarium Show: Stars of the Pharaohs before the end of the year!
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

Planetarium Show: Stars of the Pharaohs

Saturday, December 30th | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Lafayette Science Museum is hosting more dates for the Planetarium shows. Check out Planetarium Show: Stars of the Pharaohs before the end of the year!
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

Planetarium Show: Stars of the Pharaohs

Every Sat & Sun in December | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Travel to ancient Egypt to see how astronomy was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings.
Museums,Things to Do

Planetarium Show: The First Stargazers

Every Saturday & Sunday | 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
Journey back in time to explore how the ancients experienced the sky, guided by a friendly time traveler who has visited Earth many times before.
Museums,Things to Do

Planetarium Show: The Sky Tonight

Every Saturday | 2:45 PM-3:30 PM
Every Saturday, visitors of all ages can learn about evening constellations, bright stars, and planets at the Lafayette Science Museum.
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

Planetarium Show: The Sky Tonight

Friday, December 29th | 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Lafayette Science Museum is hosting more dates for the Planetarium shows. Check out Planetarium Show: The Sky Tonight before the end of the year!
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

Planetarium Show: The Sky Tonight

Every Tuesday | 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
The Sky Tonight (best for ages 5 – adult) This live presentation introduces visitors to evening constellations, bright stars, and planets.
Museums,Things to Do

Planet-Palooza! with Lafayette Science Museum

Friday, July 20th | 8:00 PM-10:30 PM
Lafayette Science Museum will have telescopes set up at Parc International to view Mars! This will be the first time the planet has been closest to Earth since 2003. Free event!
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

Playing with Texture

Monday, April 23rd | 6:00pm
The Makers Society of Lafayette is an all inclusive group that meets once a month to learn a new style or technique! This is a fun way to network with other artists and create work in a positive environment with helpful constructive criticism. This session is going to be geared towards texture and learning how to layer different textures!
Things to Do

Poetry & Belly Dancing: All White Party

Saturday, June 9th | 8:30 PM-11:00 PM
Join Lyrically Inclined for a creative night amongst some of the most inspirational people in Lafayette during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Things to Do

Pop Up Yoga at Artmosphere

October 21st | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Join Down Dog at Artmosphere for a fun filled yoga sesh with live music on the patio.
Things to Do

Pop Up Yoga at Phillyana

September 2nd | 12:30 PM
Down Dog Yoga is back with their second pop up yoga class at Phillyana Cheesesteaks.
Things to Do

Pretty in Pink Pub Crawl

Oct. 6th | 6:00 PM - Until
In celebration of Breast Cancer Month, Minutemed Walk-In Clinic & Urgent Care, The Acadiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, and Social Entertainment Productions present Pretty in Pink Pub Crawl held in downtown Lafayette!
Things to Do

Principles of Urban Retail at the ACA

Wednesday, May 9th | 6:30 PM
Downtown Lafayette presents "Principles of Urban Retail" with Robert Gibbs. Join us at the ACA for a free public lecture by renowned retail expert Robert Gibbs. As national trends continue to point toward increasing investment in walkable urban places, Robert will discuss principles on how to best position our urban main streets to meet this demand while increasing the vitality and economic health of our urban centers and downtowns.
Things to Do

Processus Créatifs

Monday, July 9th-Friday, July 13th | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Processus Créatifs at Deuxième Vie Creative will give students the opportunity to explore and learn about how dance, music, and visual art can all influence each other. How can we create movement inspired by the visual art pieces we create? How can we create visual arts pieces from our own creative movement?
Things to Do,Kids

Project Front Yard Summit

August 23rd | 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Project Front Yard Summer is a half-day event to bring community beautification and education to the forefront. The Summer will feature an overview of establishing Litter Court from Rick Moore, St. Tammany Parish Costable and Executive Director of Keep St. Tammany Beautiful. The Summit will also focus on projects and initiatives that improve the cleanliness of our community through environmental education, volunteerism, and business engagement.
Things to Do

Puerto Rico Relief & Recovery / Tonomono, Spyglass, Derrick Savoie

October 20th | 8:00 PM
Sickbay and Social Entertainment present a Benefit for Relief & Recovery in Puerto Rico with TONOMONO + SPYGLASS + DERRICK SAVOIE at The Jefferson Street Pub.
Live Music,Things to Do

Pure Barre Dat Dog Pop-Up

Thursday, July 19th | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Join us for a FREE, 30 minute Pure Barre class at Dat Dog Lafayette! Enjoy an extended happy hour after class including specials on draft beers, 1/2 off wells, and a select menu of $5 'dogs. Come wearing workout clothes, and don't forget to bring a yoga mat (or towel). See you there!
Things to Do

Quentin Tarantino Movies Trivia Night at The Wurst Biergarten

Thursday, May 10th | 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
Lafayette Comedy presents The Movies of Quentin Tarantino Trivia Night at The Wurst Biergarten.
Things to Do

RA Missing People Fundraiser

Saturday, August 12th | 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
The Wurst Biergarten is hosting the RA Missing People Fundraiser Saturday, August 12th from 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM. A $5 donation provides you with music and vendors all day. Ask your bartender about a raffle ticket.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Things to Do

Ray LaMontagne: Just Passing Through

Nov. 7th | 7:30 PM
Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne returns to the stage on his Just Passing Through acoustic tour live in Lafayette at The Heymann Performing Arts Center.
Live Music,Things to Do

Relaunching A Healthy Communities Coalition as Healthy Acadiana

Tuesday, January 30th | 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Healthy Acadiana, a Healthy Communities Coalition, is being formed to maintain the historical vision of prior efforts while remaining allied to a statewide network. Given the abundance of local health and wellness resources available in Lafayette, Healthy Acadiana will coordinate resources, organizations, businesses, and professionals to increase the positive impact throughout our community.

Join us at Lafayette Public Library as we renew efforts to create a Healthier Acadiana! We need your input and engagement!
Things to Do

Rethinking PARK(ing) Workshop

August 21st | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn about the Lafayette's participation in the national event PARK(ing) Day on September 15 and what you need to know to participate! Get a first peek at a draft regulations to allow parklets and platform dining. Sponsored by ReCover Acadiana, Downtown Development Authority, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, and Downtown Restaurant and Bar Association.
Things to Do

RE-UP REEDY & BIG FELLA LIVE IN CONCERT

Saturday, March 31st | 9:00 PM-2:00 AM
​RE-UP REEDY & BIG FELLA LIVE IN CONCERT
Live Music

Rêve After Hours: Shrugs & Andrew Toups

Friday, January 5th | 9:00 PM
The next edition of Rêve After Hours will feature slow-core prodigies Shrugs and Cajun solo act Andrew Toups at Rêve Coffee Roasters.
Live Music,Things to Do

Rêve Coffee Roasters & Clandestine Collective Present: A Holiday Throwdown

Thursday, December 21st | 6:00 PM-12:00 AM
Celebrate the holidays with Reve with their latte pouring throwdown. The competition will be judged by Marc Krampe, Paul Kieu, and Emily McCollister with music by DJ Digital.
Live Music,Things to Do

Rêve Trivia Night

Thursday, March 22nd | 7:00 PM
Join us for a trivia night full of food, drink, friendly competition, and shenanigans!
Things to Do

Rhum & Jokes - A Free Standup Comedy Show at The Rhum Room

Thursday, March 15th | 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
​Lafayette Comedy presents Rhum & Jokes - A Free Standup Comedy Showcase at Rhum Room.
Things to Do

Ride for Rox at Festival International

Sunday, April 29th | 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
Annual ride in celebration of the life of Roxanne Richard, a cyclist who was fatally stuck by a vehicle in 2011. This ride is the best way to start off the last day of Festival International de Louisiane.
Things to Do

RIFLES & ROSARY BEADS

Wednesday, January 24th | 6:30 PM-10:30 PM
Cinema on the Bayou Film Society is pleased to announce the 13th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival’s opening night film, RIFLES & ROSARY BEADS, which will make its World Premiere screening at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Things to Do

Rock 'n' Bowl de Lafayette Grand Opening

Monday, July 16th | 5:00 pm till
New Orleans based bowling alley and music venue Rock 'n' Bowl finds a second home right here in downtown Lafayette! The Grand Opening of the much anticipated entertainment venue, formerly Whitney Bank, will start at 5 pm with a Mass. Live music with Roddie Romero & Friends plus the Hill Country Hounds starts at 7 pm!
Live Music,Things to Do

Romero Fam Super Jam

Friday, May 11th | 8:00 PM-12:00 AM
The Romero Family takes over downtown Lafayette for a night of community, culture and of course good music...
Live Music,Things to Do

Royal Teeth + The Artisanals

August 18th | 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Lafayette's very own Royal Teeth returns after an extensive U.S. tour with The Artisnals opening the show. Live at The Wurst Biergarten!
Live Music,Things to Do

Royal Teeth with Maintenance

Saturday, February 10th | 10:00 PM-2:00 AM
Royal Teeth come back home for a show with Maintenance at Blue Moon Saloon.
Live Music,Things to Do

Rum & Bass

Friday, March 2nd | 7:00 PM-2:00 AM
Eight performers, one night! Riddim & Rhyme Records Presents: Rum & Bass at The Freetown Boom Boom Room!
Things to Do

Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition at Rock 'n' Bowl de Lafayette

Sunday, August 12th | 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
It'll be a Swamp Pop Sunday at Rock 'n' Bowl with Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition! Tickets available at the door or online. All ages show!
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Sabra & The Get Rights w/ Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rodailleurs

Friday, July 20th | 9:00 PM-12:00 AM
The Blue Moon Saloon presents Sabra & The Get Rights + Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs. Get ready for a night of honky tonk and cajun!
Live Music,Things to Do

Saints vs Jets with DJ RV

Sunday, December 17th | 12:00 PM
The Jefferson Street Pub will have a viewing party during their Sunday Funday Brunch as the Saints take on the Jets.
Live Music,Things to Do

Salutations & Libations Yoga at The Wurst Biergarten

Saturday, May 26th | 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Like Beer? Like Yoga? Come give a yoga class at the Biergarten a try! Each class will offer a slow flow class in the great outdoors at The Wurst Biergarten, with Local Certified Yoga instructor Stacy Barton. All levels welcome! $16 Admission includes class and one complimentary beer or wine.
Things to Do

Save The Basin Art Auction

Sunday, January 28th | 11:30 AM-5:30 PM
​Join us for 4th annual Save the Basin Art Auction on Sunday, January 28th from 11:30 -5:30 PM at Artmosphere in Downtown Lafayette! Enjoy bottomless mimosas during Sunday Brunch with live music and a silent auction featuring Louisiana artists who are inspired by the beauty of the Atchafalaya Basin.
Live Music,Things to Do

Save The Date for Symphony In The Sky!

Oct. 4th | 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Enjoy a Symphony for your Senses! See the stars, listen to the best of the Beatles, feast on gourmet pizza and feel the exctiment as we celebrate and support the future of the Symphony!
Live Music,Things to Do

Screening - Damsel

Monday, August 13th | 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Acadiana Center for the Arts is hosting a screening for Damsel, starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska.
Theatre,Things to Do

Screening - The Breadwinner

Monday, January 8th | 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Cane Fire Film Series presents 'The Breadwinner' at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Museums,Things to Do

Sharing Circle

Every 4th Wednesday | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
​Sharing Circle is a monthly symposium on the anthropological, sociological, psychological, and philosophical study of specific topics in various tribal/indigenous, classical polythiestic, neopagan, and intrapersonal spiritualities.
Things to Do,Kids

Should I File Bankruptcy? A Free Legal Seminar

Tuesday, March 13th | 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
​Are you considering filing for bankruptcy? Attend this legal seminar for free and learn the difference between Chapter 7 and 13 and have your questions about filing for bankruptcy answered by attorney Jason Senegal.
Things to Do

Shrugs, Sabra Guzmán, Kia Cavallaro, and Adron

Saturday, March 17th | 8:00 PM-1:00 AM
St. Patrick's Day performance by SHRUGS, SABRA GUZMÁN, KIA CAVALLARO, and ADRON at The Platform
Live Music

Sickbay presents Cat Head Biscuit Trio and William Matheny

October 11th | 7:00 PM
Sickbay is glad to welcome William Matheny to play with Cat Head Biscuit Trio at The Wurst Biergarten.
Live Music,Things to Do

Sickbay presents Hovvdy + Neat + ~ (Squiggle)

August 25th | 9:00 PM
Sickbay presents Hovvdy, Neat, and ~(Squiggle) live at the Blue Moon Saloon! It's going to be a fuzz pop freak rock shred fest!
Live Music,Things to Do

Sickbay presents Kelli Jones + Tasche De La Rocha + Chas Justus

Saturday, January 27th | 9:00 PM-1:00 AM
Live Americana, old-time/country music at The Platform in Dat Dog.
Live Music

Sickbay presents Très Oui + Maintenance

August | 14 | 6:30 - 9:30
Sickbay presents noise pop evangelists Tres Oui from Austin and Lafayette's Maintenance live at Rêve Roasters.
Live Music

Sideways Hot Tub: Paintings by Jacob Broussard

August 12th | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Basin Arts is excited to present SIDEWAYS HOT TUB: a solo exhibition of new paintings by Jacob Broussard, one of our 4 in house resident artists and gallery coordinator.
ArtWalk,Things to Do

Silverbacks Present: Lafayette Famous ft. Amanda Shackelford

Wednesday, March 21st | 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
​Lafayette Famous features a mix of improvisation and storytelling. In this format, a local celebrity prepares 3 true stories from their life. The improvisers create scenes based on themes from the stories, bringing performers and audience alike on a humorous journey. On Wednesday, March 21, Silverbacks will feature LPSS Middle School Teacher of the Year, Amanda Shackelford!
Live Music

Single Moms Luncheon

Sunday, April 22nd | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Living Hope of Lafayette hosts a Single Moms Luncheon at the Lafayette Public Library
Things to Do

So Bad It's Good Movie Night - Anaconda

Tuesday, June 19th | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
A continuing series of movie nights at Lafayette Public Library showcasing the very best of the worst, from bad acting and horrific plot holes to deeply flawed decision making. This month: A boatload of filmmakers try to survive the perils of a jungle filled with giant snakes and Jon Voight's sneer in Anaconda (1997).
Things to Do

Songs for Shelbi

Thursday, November 30th | 4:00 PM
Charity concert honoring Shelbi Nicole Talley with live performances by Kristen Foreman, Clay Cormier & The Highway Boys, Letrainiump, Kylie Frey, The Good Dudes, and an exclusive appearance by Royal Teeth at The Jefferson Street Pub. 100% of the proceeds will go towards Shelbi's outstanding hospital bill.
Live Music,Things to Do

Souled Out Live at Rock-N-Bowl de Lafayette!

Friday, August 3rd | 9:00 PM-12:00 AM
Souled Out stops by recently opened Rock 'n' Bowl de Lafayette on August 3rd! Tickets available now at www.rocknbowl.com.
Live Music,Things to Do

South African musician Moabi Kotu and Special Guest

September 27th | 7:30 PM
Cité des Arts in downtown Lafayette will present South African musician Moabi Kotu in the Robert D. Sidman Theatre.
Live Music,Things to Do

South Louisiana Songwriters Festival & Workshop

Tuesday, May 22nd-Sunday, May 27th | Various Event Times
South Louisiana Songwriters Festival and Workshop (SOLO) is a unique event that combines the intimate, intensive, and creative songwriting process with a public-facing festival. Writers will collaborate for four days, then debut their creations over the next two days of the festival. In addition to playing and singing these works, artists will let the audience in on their processes, thoughts, and inspirations.
Live Music,Things to Do

Southern Board Game Fest

Saturday, April 14th | 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
​Southern Board Game Festival is an all-day event at the Lafayette Science Museum that will introduce all levels of board game lovers to an expertly curated selection of the most fun and interesting board games from around the world.
Things to Do

Southern Louisiana Championships

Saturday, June 2nd | 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Head over to Parc International for the 1st Annual SOLA Championships. This is a single day, multi-event two-person team fitness competition. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to D.R.E.A.M foundation of Acadiana. Sign up now to be a part of this amazing experience!!!
Things to Do

Southern Screen 2017 Closing Concert with Sickbay

Sunday, November 19th | 6:00 PM-11:00 PM
Sickbay and Southern Screen bring you a special closing concert with Quinton & Miss Pussycat, Molly Burch, Grand Nathaniel & The Ghosts, and Julie Odell at Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Live Music,Things to Do

Southern Screen Film Festival

Thursday, Nov. 16-Sunday, Nov. 19th | Various times
Southern Screen Festival is an annual event that focuses on various mediums of storytelling. The festival presents four days of film screenings, live music, screenwriting, live podcasts, workshops, parties, and more for every unique individual to enjoy.
Things to Do,Kids

Spring Break | Free Day at Lafayette Science Museum

Wednesday, April 4th | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Celebrate Spring Break with a FREE DAY at Lafayette Science Museum!
Museums

St. Paddy's Pack Walk

Saturday, March 10th | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Grab your best green getup and leash up your furry four-legged pal for our St. Paddy's Pack Walk on Saturday, March 10th
Things to Do

St. Patty's Celebration

Saturday, March 17th | 4 PM-2 AM
Join us after Patty in the Parc in celebration of one of our favorite holidays, St. Patty's Day!
Things to Do

Staged Reading of New Play, Take Down the Letters

Thursday, March 29th | 6:30pm-8:30pm
Come take part in the creative process by listening and giving feedback following the staged reading of a new play in development, Take Down the Letters, written by Sue Schleifer.
Things to Do

Stamps and Stencils

Monday, May 21st | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
The makers are back at it and this month's meeting will be all about making stamps and stencils for your art!
Things to Do

Steam Press Presents 90's Night!

Aug. 4th | 7:00 PM
Come out to enjoy some 90's themed music while we get you prepared for trivia, karaoke and a costume contest at Steam Press! Be there decked out in your best 90's gear and don't forget, all of these include prizes!
Live Music,Things to Do

Steam Press Rock!

Friday, January 12th | 9:00 PM-1:00 AM
​Steam Press Coffee Cafe presents Innertrust, Baret Fritz Band, and Gypsy Sticks - three of Acadiana's best rock bands for only a $5 cover! Start 2018 off right with great music, food, and drinks!
Live Music

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys + Huval-Fuselier Cajun trio

October 12th | 8:00 PM
Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys + Huval-Fuselier Cajun trio take the stage at The Wurst Biergarten after Festival Acadiens.
Live Music,Things to Do

Stillhouse Back to School Bash with Ray Boudreaux

August 19th | 8:00 PM
Stillhouse Presents Back to School Bash featuring live music by Ray Boudreaux and DJ Greenlight. There is no cover and drink specials lasting all night!
Live Music,Things to Do

STIR, a Dance and Food Performance Event

Aug. 3rd - 5th | 7:30 PM
​Basin Arts and Runaway Dish are teaming up for a unique dance and food performance event, STIR, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. STIR mixes the senses together for an evening of dance performance taking inspiration from some of life’s basic necessities; food and movement. Expect to taste and see and be moved in a totally new way!
Theatre,Things to Do

Storytellers Project: New Beginnings

Tuesday, January 16th | 7 PM-8:30 PM
Making changes in life can be hard, but it’s something we’ve all had to face at some point. To kick off 2018, the Daily Advertiser is hosting a night of stories about fresh starts, whether by choice or by chance – taking that first step, stumbling through the second and not knowing how it will all work out.
Things to Do

Storytellers Project: The Sound of My Life

Tuesday, April 17th | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
​The Lafayette Storytellers Project started with the idea that oral storytelling and journalism are dedicated to the same goals: Serving and reflecting our community and helping each other feel more connected. The more people feel connected to each other – through meaningful and entertaining personal stories – the more they will feel connected to their city and inspired to contribute to making it a better place.
Things to Do

Strike for Sight! Usher Syndrome Benefit

Saturday, August 18th | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Come out and support Ush One See at the brand new Rock N Bowl in the heart of downtown Lafayette. Bowling is option, but food, drinks & good company are guaranteed! All proceeds from this event go to support research for a cure from the vision loss aspect of Usher Syndrome, the world's leading deaf/blind disease in the world.
Things to Do

Summer 2018 Music and More at the Music Garden

June 4th-August 3rd | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Looking for a fun camp for the kids this summer? The Music Garden has four weeks of "Music and More" for kids ages 4 and up! Activities include a variety of musical activities, songs, games, exploring different instruments, crafts, snacks, outdoor play and more. Sign up for one week at a time, one day at a time, or all 4 weeks!
Things to Do,Kids

Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble Presents Love’s Labour’s Lost

Thursday, July 26th-Sunday, July 29th | 7:30 PM, 2:00 PM
Acting Up (in Acadiana)’s Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble Year 16 presents LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST: filled with music and word-play, the themes include oaths, love, witty manipulation, and more. Students ages 9-senior in high school play all roles and take the stage at Acadiana Center for the Arts just 11 days after they are cast.
Theatre,Things to Do,Kids

Sunday Short-Form Ashtanga

Every Sunday | 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
Short-Form Ashtanga Yoga classes at Basin Arts
Things to Do

Sunday Short-Form Ashtanga

Aug. 6th | 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Missy Dupreast will lead a weekly Sunday Short-Form Ashtanga class at Basin Arts. Ashtanga Yoga is a specialized sequence of yoga postures (asanas) that dynamically links rhythmic breathing and flowing movements.
Things to Do

Sunset East

Thursday, April 5th | 8:00 PM-12:00 AM
Nashville's Sunset East LIVE at The Wurst Biergarten!
Live Music

SuperCollider - May

Friday, May 18th | 7:30 PM
SuperCollider: Acadiana’s Improv Showcase brought to you by Silverbacks Improv Theatre!
Things to Do

Surface March ArtWalk

Saturday, March 10th | 6 PM-9 PM
Surface is an exhibition of work spanning from 2012- 2018, showing my love of material and their playful compositions.
ArtWalk

Sweet Crude with Radio Zydeco

Saturday, February 3rd | 10:00 PM-2:00 AM
After the Rio Parade, Sweet Crude will be playing at Blue Moon Saloon with Radio Zydeco.
Live Music,Things to Do

Sweet Willy Allen/ Derrick Savoie

September 9th | 10:00 PM
Indie/folk artist Derrick Savoie and pianist Sweet Willy Allen take the stage at Artmosphere.
Live Music,Things to Do

Tab Benoit plus Dale Watson at Rock 'n' Bowl de Lafayette

Friday, August 17th | 8:30 PM-11:00 PM
Two national touring artists take the stage at Rock’n’Bowl de Lafayette. Louisiana blues guitarist Tab Benoit with Texas’s country guitarist Dale Watson will make this a night to remember.
Live Music,Things to Do

Take Back the Night

Friday, April 23rd | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Take Back the Night is a night to create safe communities & respectful relationships for sexual assault survivors through awareness. This event will be a safe space for survivors, their close family/friends, community leaders and social service professionals.
Things to Do

Tarot Readings at The Wurst Farmers Market

Sunday, January 28th | 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
​Visit In-Tune Tarot at the Wurst Art Market ✨🔮✨
Things to Do

Teaching Art Forum: Connecting Art Teachers

Tuesday, January 30th | 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Art teachers are welcome to this art forum at Acadiana Center for the Arts to specifically guide educators about lesson plans.
Things to Do

Teen Painting Jam

Monday, July 16th-Thursday, July 19th | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
This is a 4-day acrylic painting workshop suggested for teenagers who are interested in a quick exploration in acrylic painting. Basin Arts will have two separate sessions that cover different areas of interest but all work is done in acrylic paint.
Things to Do,Kids

Television Man & ~ (squiggle)

September 2nd | 8:00 PM
Television Man transports Lafayette two decades with a night full of new wave music at Artmosphere.
Live Music,Things to Do

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Saturday, August 11th | 8:30 PM-11:30 PM
For 35 years, two-time GRAMMY award winning artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole, has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is and is not. Rock 'n' Bowl de Lafayette is excited to see what it is all about and welcome Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience to the stage!
Live Music,Things to Do

Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boys | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Friday, March 23rd | 7:30 PM-12:00 AM
​Uh oh! Dat Dog is proud to welcome Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boys and Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble to The Platform!
Live Music

Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boys at Blue Moon Saloon

Tuesday, July 3rd | 7:00 PM-12:00 AM
Duson native Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boys will be bringing their funky base lines and choppy old zydeco rhythms to Blue Moon Saloon!
Live Music,Things to Do

Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boys with Lil Nate Williams

Wednesday, April 25th | 8:00 PM-11:00 PM
​Join Terry and The Zydeco Bad Boys with Special guests Lil Nate Williams at the Feed N Seed
Live Music

Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament

Saturday, March 24th | 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
​Join us for our first of many Texas Hold’em Poker tournaments!
Things to Do

The 5th Annual Rosie Awards

Saturday, August 11th | 6:30 PM-11:00 PM
You are cordially invited to The 5th Annual Rosie Awards! The Riveters are proud to present you with The Rosies! Ever wanted to attend The Emmys, The Oscars, or even The Tonys? Well, we can’t afford to send you to one of those award ceremonies, but we can throw our very own for our community! This is a ceremony for ALL theatre companies all around Acadiana!
Theatre,Things to Do

The Breakfast Club Brunch Crawl

Saturday, May 12th | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
​The Breakfast Club Brunch Crawl makes its return to Downtown Lafayette on Saturday, May 12th!
Things to Do

The Crucible - Cypress Knee Theatre Company

September 22nd-October 6th | 7:30 PM
Cypress Knee Theatre Company is partnering with Cite Des Arts and
Wonderland Performing Arts to bring Arthur Miller’s timeless tale, The Crucible, to life. This will
be the first production from this up and coming theatre company.
Theatre,Things to Do

The Dream of the 90s Pub Crawl

Friday, March 23rd | 5:30 PM-12:30 AM
DJ RV and Social Entertainment will be leading the crew to our scheduled crawl stop locations. Dat Dog, Rêve Coffee Roasters, The Greenroom, The Wurst Biergarten, Marley's Sports Bar, and The Jefferson Street Pub will be slingin' samples of wicked 90s themed cocktails and old school dishes. We're keepin' it fresh with 90s entertainment and activities along the way!
Things to Do

The Full Circle - Feel Good Festival

Wednesday, August 8th | 5:15 PM-7:15 PM
The Full Circle 360, a new community group, is launching in conjunction with the Feel Good Festival at the downtown Lafayette Public Library. The group is centered on the betterment of women and supporting their health, career and community endeavors.
Things to Do

The Good Dudes at The Platform at Dat Dog

Saturday, January 13th | 9:00 PM-12:00 AM
​Dat Dog is happy to welcome The Good Dudes back to the Platform!
Live Music

The Lafayette Children's Carnival: Superheroes

Saturday, March 24th | 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Get ready to fly UP, UP and AWAY with The Lafayette Children's Carnival. Featuring local superheroes, the LCC joins up with Dat Dog once again to provide a fun filled event. We will be playing games, giving away prizes, and performing acts that celebrate those that protect the world from the forces of evil!
Things to Do

The Last Five Years

Saturday, August 10th - August 13th
"The Last Five Years" will be presented at Cité des Arts on August 10 through 13. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
ArtWalk,Theatre,Live Music,Things to Do

The Letter You Saved - Feel Good Festival

Saturday, August 25th | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Sue Schleifer will lead an interactive writing workshop, free and open to both teens and adults at all writing levels at Acadiana Center for the Arts. If you’d like to attend, please bring along a letter, email or text message. You will use it to develop a poem or a scene for a play.
Museums,Things to Do

The Links, Dimphonic & Tonomono

Thursday, February 22nd | 8:00 PM-2:00 AM
Catch The Links, Dimphonic, and TONOMONO live at The Freetown Boom Boom Room
Live Music

The Office Trivia Night at The Wurst Biergarten Round 1

Thursday, February 8th | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
​The Wurst Biergarten & Lafayette Comedy presents The Office Trivia Night!
Due to the overwhelming interest in this event, there will be 2 rounds, with 30 teams each, and one final round.
Things to Do

The Office Trivia Night at The Wurst Biergarten Round 2

Thursday, February 22nd | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Here is your second chance to participate in The Office Trivia Night at The Wurst Biergarten! Registration is free.
Things to Do

The Omni Center Grand Opening

Friday, May 25th | 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
The Omni Center Grand Opening will take place May 25th with Alliance Francaise and Bayou Vermilion District.
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

The Quickening by Mark Scharf, a ghost story for the stage

Friday, May 11th-Saturday, May 25th | Various Times
​Acadiana Repertory Theatre presents the second production of their 2018 season, the developmental production of Mark Scharf’s The Quickening.
Things to Do

The Registry Theatre Production

Saturday, January 6th | 7:30 PM-10:30 PM
In conjunction with The Registry Visual Installation, The Milena Theatre Group presents THE REGISTRY at Acadiana Center for the Arts. THE REGISTRY theatrical performance asks the question: what happens when a benevolent but authoritarian bureaucracy is in charge of the most unpredictable emotion – love?
Theatre,Things to Do

The Registry: Residency Visual Installation Opening

Saturday, December 9th | 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
THE REGISTRY visual installation displays art objects made from fragments of love letters, notes, romance novels, and diary pages. The installation reflects the illusions and disappointments of love internalized by the one in love. The visual installation will be at Acadiana Center for the Arts from December 9th to January 6th.
Things to Do

The Revelers/ Pine Leaf Boys at Artmosphere

October 14th | 10:00 PM
The Revelers and Pine Leaf Boys stop by Artmosphere after Festival Acadiens et Creoles.
Live Music,Things to Do

The Revivalists: The Deepest Dream Tour

Tuesday, November 28th | 7:30 PM-10:00 PM
Roots-driven rock band The Revivalists stop by Acadiana Center for the Arts for The Deepest Dream Tour.
Live Music,Things to Do

The Shake Backs + Storm and Drive + Julian Primeaux

August 31st | 8:00 PM
Lafayette rockers The Shake Backs take the stage at the Blue Moon Saloon alongside Storm and Drive and Julian Primeaux. Get there early to enjoy Happy Hour!
Live Music,Things to Do

The Tales of Custard the Dragon- A Musical

Friday, April 13th - Sunday, April 15th | Various Show Times
This musical is based on The Tale of Custard the Dragon and the Wicked Knight, a poem by Ogden Nash. Join Custard and his friends as they embark on a musical journey in which a most unlikely hero finds true courage.
Museums,Things to Do

The Tempest

Thursday, May 3rd-Saturday, May 5th | 7:30 PM-10:00PM
​Acting Up in Acadiana Presents Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'. The Tempest ponders distinguishing men from monsters, the desire to rule, power relationships, and ultimately surrendering power for the hope of the future. Our concept illuminates the feminine elements of mother earth, as well as the importance of books and intellectualism.
Theatre

The Topcats at Rock 'n' Bowl de Lafayette

Friday, August 10th | 9:00 PM-12:30 AM
Join The Topcats for the very first time at Rock’n’ Bowl de Lafayette. Treat yourself to the best top hits while knocking over some bowling pins. All ages show!
Live Music,Things to Do

The Universe in Music

Thursday, March 8th | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM or 9:00 PM-10:00 PM
The Universe in Music is a unique concept in music event productions for planetarium theaters.
Museums

The Veterans of Comedy LIVE Lafayette

Monday, April 30th | 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
The Veterans of Comedy are storming stages across the nation executing Operation 'No Laugh Left Behind'! These proud Veterans not only recount hilarious experiences serving our country, they share tales of marriage, parenting, and general nuance making them relatable to a variety of audiences.
Things to Do

The Viatones and Feverbones

Saturday, March 3rd | 9:30 PM-1:30 AM
Sickbay presents The Viatones and Feverbones at The Platform!
Live Music

The Wurst Brazilian Carnaval Popup

Saturday, February 3rd | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Braza Grill Churrasco Catering will be celebrating Mardi Gras Brazilian style with flame-grilled meats, Samba, and cold beer after the Rio Parade at The Wurst Biergarten.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

The Wurst Brazilian Pop-Up

Sept. 28th | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Braza Grill will be grilling Brazilian Churrasco and slinging plate lunches (until sold out) at The Wurst Biergarten. Be there on time and come hungry!
Things to Do

The705 January Social: Speed Networking at Dat Dog

Wednesday, January 10th | 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Speed networking and trivia night at Dat Dog!
Things to Do

The705’s April Coffee With Scott Feehan

Wednesday, April 4th | 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
​Join 705 members for coffee and a round-table discussion of Festival International and its impact on the community with Executive Director Scott Feehan.
Things to Do

Trivia LIVE w/ Nick Bellard

Every Thursday | 8:30 PM-9:30 PM
​A trivia game played LIVE right here, led by our fascinating and entertaining host Nick Bellard of the Hoodcast. Compete with your crew against other teams for fun, prizes, and trivia GLORY!
Things to Do

Trivia Night at the French Press!

Friday, June 1st | 5:30 PM-9:30 PM
The French Press is hosting a trivia night this Friday! A bistro menu + cocktails will be available throughout the night. Winner receives the money pot!
Things to Do

Trivia Night at The French Press!

Friday, July 6th | 5:30 PM-10:00 PM
Spend your Friday testing your trivia knowledge at The French Press. Dinner menu will be available! $5 per player, winner takes home the money pot.
Things to Do

Trivia, But Not Really

Wednesday, May 2nd-Wednesday, June 20th | 8:00 PM-2:00 AM
​Head to The Greenroom every Wednesday at 8pm to check out the hottest new bar game around! This isn’t Trivia. There are no correct answers. Only opinions. The more popular your answer, the more points you get! Prizes, swag, and bragging rights for the top scoring teams.
Things to Do

Troy Richard/Richard Revue After DTA!

Friday, March 16th | 8:30 PM-11:30 PM
Troy Richard/Richard Revue performs at ANTLERS after Downtown Alive!
Downtown Alive!,Live Music

True Story by E.M. Lewis, a developmental production

September 8th | 7:30 PM
The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present the third show of its 2017 season, the developmental production of E.M. Lewis' True Story.
Theatre,Things to Do

True Story by E.M. Lewis, a developmental production

September 9th | 7:30 PM
​The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present the third show of its 2017 season, the developmental production of E.M. Lewis' True Story.
Theatre,Things to Do

True Story by E.M. Lewis, a developmental production

September 10th | 2:00 PM
​The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present the third show of its 2017 season, the developmental production of E.M. Lewis' True Story.
Theatre,Things to Do

True Story by E.M. Lewis, a developmental production

September 14th | 7:30 PM
​The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present the third show of its 2017 season, the developmental production of E.M. Lewis' True Story.
Theatre,Things to Do

True Story by E.M. Lewis, a developmental production

September 15th | 7:30 PM
​The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present the third show of its 2017 season, the developmental production of E.M. Lewis' True Story.
Theatre,Things to Do

True Story by E.M. Lewis, a developmental production

September 16th | 7:30 PM
​The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present the third show of its 2017 season, the developmental production of E.M. Lewis' True Story.
Theatre,Things to Do

Trunk or Treat - 2017

Saturday, October 28th | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Enjoy a night of fun, games, food and Trunk or Treating at First United Methodist Church.
Things to Do,Kids

Twinkle Light Night Christmas Party

Friday, December 8th | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Christmas comes to the Children’s Museum of Acadiana! Twinkle Light Night is filled with hands-on, old fashioned holiday activities for the whole family! Write a letter, visit, and take pictures with Santa.
Things to Do,Kids

Tx Roc @ Da Platform @ Dat Dog (All Ages Show)

Saturday, February 10th | 10:30 PM-12:05 AM
Dat Dog is proud to present, right after Bonaparte parade, an evening with Tx Roc!
Live Music,Things to Do

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party ft. Miller Lite

Friday, December 22nd | 10:00 PM-2:00 AM
The Jefferson Street Pub will be hosting their annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party with drink specials and music by DJ Scoop.
Live Music,Things to Do

UL Lafayette Presents Cajun and Zydeco Night at the Blue Moon Saloon

Tuesday, November 28th | 7:30 PM-11:00 PM
UL Lafayette Presents Cajun and Zydeco Night at the Blue Moon Saloon with the McKinley Street Merrymakers, Angelle Aces, and Zydeco Ragin' Steppers. Come on out and show your support for the students, instructors, and the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music while having a great time.
Live Music,Things to Do

Uncle Sam’s Jam 2018

Tuesday, July 3rd | 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
Uncle Sam’s Jam, presented by Lafayette Roofing, makes its return as the official Downtown Fourth of July celebration! A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Atchafalaya Swamp Base.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids