Events

Du Bassin Sauvage & Découvrez. Écoutez. Créez. Art Exhibits At Cite des Arts

April 6th - April 30th
Having been created with passion by Cajuns from both sides of the Atchafalaya Basin, paintings and mixed media works in Du Bassin Sauvage feature figures and creatures that exist in symbolic narratives of emotionally charged experiences that remain beautifully authentic. Themes of reclamation and culture from south Louisiana run concurrently through this two-person exhibit of Louisiana artists Gabrielle Savoy and Jonathan "feral opossum" Mayers

"Drecouvrez. ��coutez. Crreez." (Discover. Listen. Create) inaugural public art series invites you to fully experience a comprehensive collection of 3 masterful Louisiana Musicians. Each one- their own story, their own sound, their own love of the Louisiana roots. Each musician is painted on a Magic: The Gathering™ trading card, which is inspired by some of my fondest memories growing up playing Magic. After listening you will get the chance to create your own graffiti art

ArtWalk,Museums

#YLAFAYETTE Sculpture Collecting Mardi Gras Beads for Recycling at LARC

11-Feb-15
In Downtown Lafayette, we are celebrating Mardi Gras this year with a purpose. Downtown Lafayette has teamed up with LARC and Project Front Yard to fill in the "Y" in the #YLAFAYETTE public art sculpture in Parc Sans Souci with beads to donate to the LARC bead recycling program.
Kids

"A Horse Named Baroose" an Original Play by Yvette Taylor

September 6th @ 7:30PM & September 7th @ 2:00PM
Join us at Cites des Arts for "A Horse Named Barousse" written by Yvette Tyler and performed by Staying Humble Productions. This Comedy/ Character Development play is a must see for kids preparing for a new school year. This play teaches kids the Six Pillars of Character and encourages everyone to be excellent citizens.
Theatre

"All In For The Arts" Poker Tournament

March, 21st, 2015 | 12:00pm
On Saturday March 21, 2015, from noon ���til 6pm, you can be "All In For The Arts" when you join Citre Des Arts for a charitable poker tournament where 10% of the players will WIN and money helps benefit the arts and programming at Citre Des Arts.
Theatre

"All In For The Arts" Poker Tournament

September 12, 2015 | 12:00PM
Are you a risk taker who's looking for an opportunity to "raise the stakes"? On Saturday September 12, 2015, from noon ���til 6pm, you can be "All In For The Arts" when you join Citre des Arts for a charitable poker tournament where 10% of the players will WIN and money helps benefit the arts and programming at Citre des Arts.
Theatre

"An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel"

June 3, 2016 | 8:30pm
Acadiana Center for the Arts has partnered with Stage Call Entertainment and Perfect Day Box Foundation to present "An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel". Concert proceeds will go toward Perfect Day Box Foundation's mission of uplifting, inspiring, and giving hope to children in need through art and imagination. Through "The Perfect Day Collection", the foundation provides inspirational books and music to hospitals, high-risk schools, and shelters to empower children to overcome difficult circumstances.
Theatre

"Annie" The Musical

August 1st - 8th | Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
Kidz Kabaret presents Annie, Jr., their first full-scale musical. The cast of 24 children are between the ages of 8 and 16, and have been rehearsing all throughout the month of July to present this classic Broadway musical.
Theatre

"City Life"

11-Jul
"City Life" A collection of the works of Tess Bercier On display at Citre des Arts
Tess Bercier will be the featured artist for July at Citre des Arts. The opening of this fun and eclectic artist's exhibit will be a part of the Second Saturday Art Walk on July 11. Come out to Cite des Art and see her show -"City Life".
ArtWalk

"God Bless the Truth" an Original Play by Yvette Tyler

September 5th | 7:30pm
Join us at Cites des Arts for "God Bless the Truth" written and directed by Yvette Tyler and performed by Staying Humble Productions. This enthralling drama is based on a true to life situation where greed, covetousness, and arrogance over takes a family member.
Theatre

"Seminar" Stage Play

August 15th-31st | Thursdays-Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2:00pm
The Lauren-Reilly Eliiot Company presents the Broadway Smash Hit Comedy, SEMINAR, by award-winning Theresa Rebeck, directed by Scott Gremillion. Scott Gremillion 337-706-2177 laurenreillyeliotcompany@gmail.com

Theatre

"The Artist's Connection" Art Show

July 12th | 5:30pm-7:30pm
"The Artist's Connection" will be presenting an expo of an interesting variety of paintings and drawings. The versatile group works not only with watercolor, oils & acrylic paintings, but also with other mediums, such as drawings from graphite, charcoal, conti, colored pencils, pastels, oil pastels pen/ink, & collage.
ArtWalk

"The Lauren-Reilly Eliot Company Presents: 'The Motherf*%ker with the Hat"

November 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 | 7:00pm
The Motherf**ker with the Hat, by Stephen Aldy Guirgis. Produced by Lauren-Reilly Eliot Company, directed by Scott Gremillion. At Theater 810, November 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30pm and a matinee Sunday November 15 at 2pm.
Theatre

"The Real Inspector Hound" - Play by Tom Stoppard

Oct 3-19 | Friday & Saturday @ 7:30pm, Sunday @ 2:00pm
Citre des Arts announces production of Tom Stoppard's comedy "The Real Inspector Hound," opening the first week of October. "The Real Inspector Hound" is a one-hour, one-act play written by Tom Stoppard. The plot follows two theatre critics, Moon and Birdboot, as they review a ludicrous set-up of a country house murder mystery. Unfortunately for them, they soon become involved in the action.
Theatre

12 Days of Christmas Concerts

Dec 3 - 20 | 6:00 - 8:30pm
Come out and enjoy a FREE Christmas Concert at Parc Sans Souci from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Bring your chairs, blankets and your family and come out to enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies!
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

12th Annual Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival

January 25th - February 1st
Cinema on the Bayou Film Society is pleased to announce the 12th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival's opening night feature film, Zachary Richard, Cajun Heart, which will make its U.S. Premiere at the Acadiana Center for the Arts on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
Theatre,Kids

16th Annual Zydeco Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, October 15 | 8am-11am
���Your support of this year's Kiwanis of Acadiana Zydeco Pancake Breakfast will help make a long-lasting permanent improvement for children and the community. The Zydeco Parc is a collaborative partnership between Kiwanis of Acadiana and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited to build a musically themed park in the downtown area. Zydeco Parc will be located adjacent to the new Downtown Lafayette Public Library.
Live Music,Kids

1920's Murder Mystery

Friday, March 31st | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Esprit de Coeur will host a 1920's Speakeasy mystery dinner. 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

1950's Murder Mystery Dinner

July 18 | 6:30 PM
On Saturday, July 18, Esprit de Coeur will host a 1950's Murder Mystery Dinner. On this night patrons will participate in solving a murder over the course of a themed dinner. Clues will be given and the suspects will speak on their behalf as you and your investigative teamwork together to solve the mystery. A tantalizing prize package awaits the top sleuths of the evening.
Theatre

2015 Boudin Cook-Off

October 17th | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Lafayette's 8th Annual Boudin Cook-Off on October 25th in downtown Lafayette rounds out another fantastic line-up of boudin teams to tempt the taste buds of Acadiana.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

2015 Buddy Walk

October 31st | 9:00am
DSAA's 11th Annual Buddy Walk� is October 31, 2015 and will be held at Parc International again! The money we raised contributed to our purpose of supporting and connecting families of children with Down syndrome with events throughout the year that give families an opportunity to meet, mingle and gain information from each other.
Things to Do,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - April 11th

April 11th | 6:30
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists.
ArtWalk,Live Music

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - April 8th

Saturday, April 8th | 6pm-9pm
2nd Saturday ArtWalk – April 8th
6pm-9pm
See the Art – Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, April 8thfrom 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.

- A special artist pop-up shop will appear Downtown for ArtWalk, at 403B Buchanan Street. Artist Candice Alexander will remain open through Festival International in the space.

- Enjoy live music from Jim & Mandy at Parc de Lafayette during ArtWalk. “If you like music from bands like The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Bob Dylan and the Civil Wars, then we think you will really like what Jim McGee and Mandy Johnson have to offer.With folk, americana and roots oriented sounds with acoustic and electric guitars, they deliver a very pleasant, lyric driven ballet of heartfelt emotion on their new record, “The Lion & The Fox”. Check it out and come hear them live!”

- Join us in welcoming SOLA Violins to a different corner of the neighborhood at their Grand Re-opening from 6-9pm with music by Michael Doucet and Heather Re Doucet. Sola Violins is located at 100 E. Vermilion St, Suite 102 -- the corner of Jefferson & Vermilion Suites.

Take a stroll around Downtown Saturday to enjoy the local culture through fascinating exhibits full of history, expression and talent from art collections to original paintings, jewelry, glasswork and textiles. In addition to the expo and galleries, businesses in the district showing works for ArtWalk include Rukus, The Greenroom, Frederick’s Hair Studio, Parish Ink, Hub City Cycles and Chase Tower.

Also, don’t forget your discount on all art sold in the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District – original works are exempt from local sales tax!
ArtWalk,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - August 13

Saturday, August 13 | 6pm-9pm
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, August 13th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.

Browse Arts & Fleas at Parc de Lafayette and meet local vendors!
Enjoy music by Three37 at the Times of Acadiana Bandstand at Parc de Lafayette!
Grand opening event for Basin Arts, 113 Clinton Street
Take a stroll around Downtown Saturday to enjoy the local culture through fascinating exhibits full of history, expression and talent from art collections to original paintings, jewelry, glasswork and textiles. In addition to the expo and galleries, businesses in the district showing works for ArtWalk include Rukus, The Greenroom, Frederick's Hair Studio, Parish Ink, Hub City Cycles and Chase Tower.

Also, don't forget your discount on all art sold in the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District - original works are exempt from local sales tax!
ArtWalk,Museums,Live Music,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - August 8th

September 12th | 6:00pm
2nd Saturday ArtWalk - August 8th

6pm-9pm

See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, September 12th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - December 10th

Saturday, December 10th | 6pm-9pm
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, December 10th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - December 12th

December 12th | 6:00pm
Holiday Shopping Goes Local at 2nd Saturday ArtWalk - December 12th

6pm-9pm


LAFAYETTE - See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, December 12th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - February 11th

Saturday, February 11th | 6pm-9pm
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, February 11th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Museums,Live Music,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - January 10th

Saturday, January 10th - 6pm-9pm
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on December 13th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette and Infiniti of Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Museums,Live Music

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - January 14th

Saturday, January 11th | 6pm-9pm
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, January 14th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Museums,Live Music,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - July 11th

July 11th | 6:00pm
2nd Saturday ArtWalk - July 11th
6pm-9pm

See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, July 11th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - July 12

July 12th, 2014, 6pm-9pm
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists.
ArtWalk,Live Music

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - July 9th

July 9th | 6PM - 9PM
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, July 9th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Museums,Live Music,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - June 13th

June 13th | 6:00pm
2nd Saturday ArtWalk - June 13th
6pm-9pm

See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on January 10th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - March 11

Saturday, March 11 | 6pm-9pm
See the Art – Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, March 11th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Museums,Things to Do,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - March 14th

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - March 14th
6pm-9pm

See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, March 14th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.

Browse Arts & Fleas at Parc de Lafayette and meet local vendors!
Enjoy music by KRVS DJ Andre Broussard at Parc de Lafayette!

Take a stroll around Downtown Saturday to enjoy the local culture through fascinating exhibits full of history, expression and talent from art collections to original paintings, jewelry, glasswork and textiles. In addition to the expo and galleries, businesses in the district showing works for ArtWalk include Artmosphere, Rukus, The Greenroom, Frederick's Hair Studio, Marc Isaac, Parish Ink, Hub City Cycles, CrossFit South Acadiana and Chase Tower.

Also, don't forget your discount on all art sold in the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District - original works are exempt from all sales tax!
ArtWalk,Museums,Live Music

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - May 14th

May 14th | 6:00pm
2nd Saturday ArtWalk - May 14th
6pm-9pm

See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on May 14th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - November 12th

Saturday, November 12th | 6pm-9pm
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, November 12th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - November 14th

November 14th | 6:00pm
2nd Saturday ArtWalk - November 14th

6pm-9pm

See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, November 14th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - November 8th

Saturday, November 8th, 6pm-9pm
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on November 8th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette and Infiniti of Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Museums,Live Music

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - October 10th

October 10th | 6:00pm
2nd Saturday ArtWalk - October 10th

6pm-9pm

See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, October 10th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Live Music,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - October 11th

Saturday, October 11th, 6pm-9pm
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on October 11th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette and Infiniti of Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Museums,Live Music

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - October 8th

October 8th | 6pm-9pm
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, October 8th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.

In addition to ArtWalk events, we will also host a Block Party to celebrate a more Complete Congress with new bike lanes, on-street parking and safer crossings due to a recent restriping. In addition to the lane restriping, a signature feature of the project is the creation of the Lafayette Public Library Plaza. This pedestrian-friendly space, located adjacent to the public library parking lot, will serve as an outdoor retreat for library patrons, neighbors and Downtown visitors. The former slip lane on Congress Street into Downtown has been reconfigured as a designated hardscape plaza, equipped with outdoor seating, tables and free Wi-Fi, compliments of the library.
ArtWalk,Museums,Live Music,Kids

2nd Saturday ArtWalk - September 10th

September 10th | 6pm-9pm
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural 2nd Saturday ArtWalk and Creative Relief for Flood Victims
Explore the Downtown Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on the evening of Saturday, September 10th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Museums,Theatre,Live Music

2nd Saturday Artwalk - September 13th

September 13th, 6pm-9pm
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on July 12th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette and Infiniti of Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Museums,Live Music

2nd Saturday ArtWalk & Student Arts Expo

Saturday, May 13th | 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Enjoy the day and artwork in Downtown Lafayette. Acadiana Center for the Arts and LPSS will host the 8th annual Student Arts Expo on Saturday, May 13 from 12:00-9:00pm. The expo showcases student work
that has come to fruition through the many classes and programs offered in Lafayette Parish public schools.
ArtWalk,Museums,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

30th Anniversary Photographic Retrospective Exhibit

April 9, 2016 | 3:30pm
The 30th Anniversary Special Exhibits Committee in cooperation with Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA), will display the 30th Anniversary Photographic Retrospective Saturday April 9th, 2016 from 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the 100 Block of West Vermilion Street. The 100 block of West Vermilion in front of Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA), will be closed to accommodate the exhibit this Saturday April 9th, 2016 for the Art Walk. This Exhibit consist of 20 Coroplast Panels (42" X 93") on stands with historical Festival pictures printed on the back and front of each board.
Museums

6th Annual Black & White Affair

December 31, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Come celebrate the new year with Jefferson Street Pub. Saturday December 31st.
Sounds by DJ Greenlight.
Live Music

A Black Box Affair Gala to benefit Theatre 810

November 23rd
On Sunday, November 23, 2014, Acting Unlimited, Inc. (AUI) will hold a gala to benefit Theatre 810, a black box community theatre space, located at 810 Jefferson Street, between The Juliet Hotel and Carpe Diem - Gelato & Espresso.
Theatre

A Cajun and Creole Christmas Special

December 8 & 9 | 7:30pm
Cajun Christmas Featuring Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys and Pelican 212 With other special guests including Wayne Toups, Freddie Pate, Erick Adcock and more!
Live Music

A Silverbacks Improv Class

January 19th - February 18th
IMPROV LEVEL ONE is an entry-level course to the joys and thrills of improvisation, or improv. Students will learn and practice the application of "group mind" and the all-important "yes, and" - and other improv concepts and vocabulary. Students will practice new skills, perform and play in a safe, low-stakes and friendly atmosphere.
Theatre

A Tribute to Cher and Patsy Cline

April 14th - April 15th | 7:00 PM
Lisa Irion brings her nationally recognized Patsy Cline and Cher tribute shows back to Cité des Arts on Friday, April 14 with a Tribute to Patsy Cline and Saturday, April 15 with a Tribute to Cher.
Live Music,Things to Do

A Tribute to Marvin Gaye

February 10th - 11th | 7:00 PM
Let's take a stroll down memory lane with a Tribute to the music of Marvin Gaye Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m. at Cite des Arts, 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Live Music

A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller coming to Cite des Arts

June 19, 20, 25, 26 | 7:30
As part of the Arthur Miller Festival of Plays, Citre des Arts will present Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, directed by Christy Leichty, on June 19, 20, 25 and 26th at 7:30 p.m. and June 21 and 28th at 2:00 p.m., at 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette. Admission will be $15 general admission and $10 for seniors and students with a valid school ID.
Theatre

A World War II Novel and Documentary

July 12th | 3:00pm
On June 6th, 70 years ago, the Allies began their year long march to end WWII with the D-Day invasion at Normandy. To commemorate this important historical anniversary, novelist Dennis Ward and documentary filmmaker Bonnie Friedman will be touring together for the next year presenting their related artworks.
ArtWalk

AcA 2015-2016 Season Lineup

Acadiana Center for the Arts unveils the lineup for its 2015-2016 season. Headlining artists such as Lee Ann Womack, George Porter Jr., Randy Newman, Zachary Richard, Buddy Guy, The National Circus and Acrobats of China, Paquito D'Rivera and more take the stage for AcA's fifth season. The lineup also includes AcA's AllStars series featuring artists like The Hot Sardines, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Shovels & Rope. More information about these artists as well as ticket sale dates are available at acadianacenterforthearts.org.
Museums,Theatre,Live Music,Kids

Acadiana Center for the Arts and LPSS Host 2016 Student Arts Expo

May 14, 2016 | 12:00pm
Acadiana Center for the Arts and LPSS will host the 7th annual Student Arts Expo on Saturday, May 14 from 12:00-8:00pm. The expo showcases student work that has come to fruition through the many classes and programs offered in Lafayette Parish public schools. The Student Arts Expo is held throughout downtown Lafayette, AcA and LPSS pairing schools with businesses to host visual arts exhibits and performances that last throughout the day, extending into May Art Walk. This event gives the public a chance to view about 100 visual arts exhibits and many performances that include dance, music, theater, and poetry slams.
ArtWalk

Acadiana Po-boy Festival

April 2, 2016 | 11am
Presented by Woodmen Life, The Acadiana Poboy Festival celebrates the legacy of the humble poboy sandwich, expands its boundaries, and seeks to promote the culture & hospitality of Acadiana through food, music and fun! Being held on April 2nd, 2016 in Parc San Souci, the Acadiana Poboy Festival is proud to make beautiful and historic downtown Lafayette it's home. With over 20 vendors selling some of the best poboys Acadiana has to offer, refreshing beverages, unique and one of a kind arts and crafts, kids activities, live entertainment by grammy nominated Roddie Romero & The Hub City All Stars, the WORLD'S LONGEST POBOY and more, this festival is sure to have something for everyone! Come join us and let's LAISSEZ LES POBOYS ROULER!
Things to Do

Acadiana Po-boy Festival

Saturday, April 1st | 11 AM - 6 PM
Presented by Rouses Markets, The Acadiana Poboy Festival celebrates the legacy of the humble poboy sandwich, expands its boundaries, and seeks to promote the culture & hospitality of Acadiana through food, music and fun! Being held on April 1st, 2017 in Parc San Souci, the Acadiana Poboy Festival is proud to make beautiful and historic downtown Lafayette it's home.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Acadiana Race for the Cure

March 19, 2016 | 9:00am
Fete de la vie, a Celebration of Life
Saving lives is the mission of Susan G. Komen.
Join us March 19th as we celebrate life and Race for the Cure.
Part Race, Part Festival. The Celebration will include a Breakfast, 5k Race, After Party with Live Band, Jambalaya Cook off, children's activities, and so much more.
Things to Do

Acadiana Repertory Theatre presents Cody Daigle's "The Survivalists"

July 11-12, 17-19 at 7:30pm | July 13 at 3:00pm
A world premiere serio-comedy by ART's Resident Playwright, Cody Daigle. The Survivalists centers around Ben, who is at a personal crossroads.
Theatre

Acoustic Underground

February 8, 2015 | 7PM
Look no further when searching for a premier songwriters' event because the second Acoustic Underground has returned with a whole lineup of new artists!!
Live Music

Acoustics Underground

December 14th | 7pm-9pm
"Lets face it, you cant enjoy the extent of this beautiful loving time of year without getting close and listening to great Christmas music in an intimate setting.



Sunday December 14thwe have the perfect evening planned to fulfill your holiday wishes and more.



From 7pm-9pm Join songwriters Kent Beatty, Sean Bruce, Taylor Kennedy Verrett, Dustin Gaspard In the candle lit cellar of First United Methodist Church located in Downtown Lafayette.
Live Music

Acting Unlimited presents SUPER-WELLESIAN by Rory Jobst

February 20, 2015 | 7:30PM
Local theatre company, Acting Unlimited, Inc., presents the regional premiere of SUPER-WELLESIAN by Rory Jobst. SUPER-WELLESIAN had its world premiere at the 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival, attended by AUI's President Elaine Kibodeaux, who was able to meet playwright Rory Jobst and expressed her interest in soon producing his work.
Theatre

Acting Up (In Acadiana) Presents DIE HAPPY in Residence at the Acadiana Center for the Arts

February 26, 27, and 28, 2015 | 7:30PM
Acting Up (In Acadiana) in residence at the Acadiana Center for the Arts is proud to present their latest original work: DIE HAPPY. Acting Up (in Acadiana) company members wrote and perform in this ensemble driven, multi-generational, thematic piece.
Theatre

Acting Up presents: The Taming of the Shrew

July 18th - 26th | 7:30pm
Acting Up (in Acadiana), the resident professional theatre company at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, announces The Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble's twelfth season and its production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. The 15-day intensive performing arts camp culminates with performances on July 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM and July 20, 2014 at 2 PM at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Theatre

Adam Lee/Matt Woods/Durwood

January 12, 2017 | 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Matt Woods and Adam Lee hit the road for points across the south to kick off 2017 in support of both songwriters' brand new albums, Woods' HOW TO SURVIVE and Lee's SINCERELY ME. The pair will highlight their new music, play old favorites, and reprise their raucous and rowdy Bass & Trouble ways. Join them in Lafayette at Artmosphere and let the good times and sad songs roll.
Live Music

Advanced AOC Production Accessories

February 12, 2015 | 10AM-12PM
Become more familiar with AOC specialty accessories, including boom mics and travel boards, GoPro and Sony Action Cameras, wireless mic kits and field audio recorders.
Live Music

Adventures in Drawing Workshop

September 19th | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Everyone has drawn as a child. Most of us stop drawing when we reach the age where we think that our drawings need to be more than child-like. That may take instruction or commitment that we don't have. Join the ACA for a special workshop on re-defining drawing.
Museums

Agave Live Music Scehdule - August 2015

Aug-15
Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina, a retreat right in the heart of downtown Lafayette, brings together traditional Mexican cuisine, an atmosphere unlike any other, and over 40 of the finest agave Tequilas in the world. Agave also features live music several days a week!
Live Music

Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina

4-Sep-15
Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina, a retreat right in the heart of downtown Lafayette, brings together traditional Mexican cuisine, an atmosphere unlike any other, and over 40 of the finest agave Tequilas in the world.
Live Music

Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina

5-Sep-15
Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina, a retreat right in the heart of downtown Lafayette, brings together traditional Mexican cuisine, an atmosphere unlike any other, and over 40 of the finest agave Tequilas in the world.
Live Music

Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina

9-Sep-15
Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina, a retreat right in the heart of downtown Lafayette, brings together traditional Mexican cuisine, an atmosphere unlike any other, and over 40 of the finest agave Tequilas in the world.
Live Music

All In For The Arts Poker Tournament Fundraiser

January 21, 2017 | 12:00 PM
Come play some poker and help raise money for Cit̬ des Arts at 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 12:00 noon.
Theatre

Always...Patsy Cline

April 7-17, 2106 | 7:30pm
Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley, Always��_Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife, Louise Seger. The relationship, which began as fan worship, evolved into one of mutual respect. It is the kind of relationship that many fans would like to have with their heroes. Seger supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous���Anytime, Walkin' After Midnight, She's Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy���to name a few.
Theatre

An Evening with Sean Bruce "Music for the Lovers and the Loners"

February 14, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Enjoy the musical stylings of Sean Bruce and Whispered Little Sounds over Jefferson Street Pub's expansive dinner menu on Valentine's Day!
Live Music,Things to Do

Architects of Sound

Sunday, May 7th | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The Big Four--music by the greatest composers of all time, laying the foundation and forming the structure for what we know as the modern symphony today, performed by leading American pianist, James Dick, and the ASO string trio.
Live Music,Things to Do

Art:21 Mexico City Filk Screening & Talkback

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Join us for a screening of the 2nd episode of PBS's acclaimed series, Art21: Art In the 21-First Century 'Mexico City'.

RSVP on Facebook
Theatre

Artcade 2017

Saturday, May 13th | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Artcade is a one-day event dedicated to promoting video game development, independent film, and music and art that is unique to Acadiana.
ArtWalk,Museums,Things to Do,Kids

ArTech Fusion 17

Friday, March 17th | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The UL College of the Arts’s presents ArTech Fusion, Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts from 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.
Theatre,Things to Do

Artistic Makeup Demo for Teens

January 21, 2017 | 1:00 PM
Ashley Breaux of Verite Beauty will demonstrate makeup tips in this not to be missed event. Open to teens ages 12 - 18. Registration begins Tuesday, December 27.

Kids

ArtStomp Featuring Louisiana's LeRoux

September 12th, 6pm-9pm
In celebration of local art, wine and music, ArtStomp is the arts festival Lafayette deserves. On September 12th, 2nd Saturday ArtWalk becomes ArtStomp at Parc Sans Souci with grape-stomping, wine tasting and a pedestrian art festival, gallery exhibitions, and street animation ain the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District from 6pm-9pm. This is the art party night you’ve been waiting for in Lafayette! Live performance by Louisiana's LeRoux at Parc Sans Souci!
ArtWalk,Live Music,Kids

ArtWalk

Every 2nd Saturday | 6:00PM - 9:00PM
See the Art - Buy the Art during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk when you explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during every 2nd Saturday ArtWalk of every month from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.

Browse Arts & Fleas at Parc de Lafayette and meet local vendors!
Enjoy music at the Times Of Acadiana Bandstand at Parc de Lafayette!

ArtWalk,Museums,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

ArtWalk Astronomy

March 12, 2016 | 6pm
Weather permitting, the planetarium will have a telescope near the fountain in Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette for observing the moon from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Jupiter may rise above the trees shortly after 7:30! Free.
ArtWalk,Kids

ArtWalk Astronomy

Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The planetarium will have a telescope near the fountain in Parc Sans Souci from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. We'll try for Venus and more, with Venus seen in the early part of ArtWalk until it sets behind buildings!
ArtWalk,Museums

Artwalk at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Visit Acadiana Center for the Arts during the 2nd Saturday Artwalk to see the updated art exhibits from Becky Gottsegen and Invisible Like Gravity!
ArtWalk,Museums,Kids

ArtWalk at Carpe Diem!

Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Stop by Carpe Diem! during a special themed ArtWalk for this Valentine's season with artwork by Cajun Moon Creations and acoustic stylings from
Abby Elizabeth !
ArtWalk,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Artwalk at Greenroom

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Greenroom will be featuring their Artist of the Month, Chris Huff and "Chronicles of an Artist" featuring Dwight J. Roy.

"Chronicles of an Artist" is a unique, free show that takes a look into the mind of an artist. Sit and listen while the artist performs in an intimate setting and tells tales about what inspired his work, his writing process, and the struggles of being an artist. This show will start directly following Artwalk at 8:30pm.

Stop by before, during, and after ArtWalk for the downtown food truck round up including The Bus Stop, Olympic Grove, Rice Kings, Mad Luann's, and C'est Bon Manger.

ArtWalk,Things to Do

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper - 2nd Annual Save the Basin Event

January 31, 2016 | 11am
Sunday, January 31, 2016, 11AM to 5PM - Artmosphere Bistro (902 Johnston St., Lafayette) is hosting the 2nd annual Save the Basin music event and art auction to benefit the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper.
Live Music

Auditions for Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge

March 16th | 6:30pm & March 17th | 6:30pm
Citre des Arts will be holding open auditions for Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge," on Monday, March 16, 2015 and Tuesday, March 17, 2015, both from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Auditions will be held for males from ages 18-60 and females 18-21 and 30s-40s.
Theatre

Auditions For Tales of the Dublin Docklands at Citre des Arts

August 22 | 2:00-4:00 PM
Auditions for Travis Guillory's new original musical, Tales of the Dublin Docklands, will take place Tuesday, August 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Citre Des Arts (109 Vine St., Downtown Lafayette). Performances will be November 5-15. Please prepare one-minute of a song to sing and expect to do a cold reading of the script and learn a dance combination. The production will be co-directed by Christy Leichty and Travis Guillory.
Theatre

Auditions For Tales of the Dublin Docklands at Citre des Arts

August 18 | 2:00-4:00 PM
Auditions for Travis Guillory's new original musical, Tales of the Dublin Docklands, will take place Tuesday, August 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Citre Des Arts (109 Vine St., Downtown Lafayette). Performances will be November 5-15. Please prepare one-minute of a song to sing and expect to do a cold reading of the script and learn a dance combination. The production will be co-directed by Christy Leichty and Travis Guillory.
Theatre

Auditions for Tom Stoppard's Comedy "The Real Inspector Hound"

August 16th | 1:00pm & August 19th | 6:00pm
Auditions for The Real Inspector Hound, Tom Stoppard's hilarious comic play-within-a-play, will be held at Cite des Arts. Parts are for three women and five men, plus one actor with a British accent for a voiceover.
Theatre

Auditions for Tom Stoppard's Comedy "The Real Inspector Hound"

August 16th | 1:00pm & August 19th | 6:00pm
Auditions for The Real Inspector Hound, Tom Stoppard's hilarious comic play-within-a-play will be held at Cite des Arts. Parts are for three women and five men, plus one actor with a British accent for a voiceover.
Theatre

AWC Radio Play by Charles Manns

September 26th | 7:30PM
Join us at Cite des Arts for the play "AWC" written by Charles Manns and directed by Sheryl Ned. The production is staged and performed by Lafayette Live Radio Theatre, reminiscent of ole time radio plays with a multimedia twist.
Theatre

Azalea Trail Celebration

Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 8:00 AM - midnight
A family fun event to commemorate the beauty and history of the Lafayette Azalea Trail. Scenic Lafayette is partnering with Bike Lafayette to celebrate the beautiful 15 mile “urban core” trail with a classic car caravan, vintage motorcycle cruise, “Seer Sucker and Pedal Pusher” bike ride, trail porch parties, Alexander Mouton Museum tours, Mouton Garden’s 1940’s short film, Fatima Eagle scout azalea planting, bazaar, downtown history tours, Parc San Souci LAFAYETTE sign azalea artwork, vintage dress contest, music and more!
Things to Do

Azalea Trail Classic Car Caravan

Saturday, March 19th | 3pm
Our Classic Car Tour pays hommage to the decades of driving tours. Cars will be exhibited downtown after the tour from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Thank you to all participating property owners! Hope you enjoy the show!!
Kids

BACH LUNCH

March 6, 2015 | 11AM
The Lafayette Science Museum Foundation is pleased to announce its spring 2015 Bach Lunch season lineup.
Live Music,Things to Do

Bach Lunch

March 13 | 11:15AM
Bach Lunch will be celebrating 27 years this spring and is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1PM.
Live Music,Things to Do

Bach Lunch

March 20, 2015 | 11:15AM
Bach Lunch will be celebrating 27 years this spring and is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1PM.
Live Music,Things to Do

Bach Lunch

March 27, 2015 | 11:15AM
Bach Lunch will be celebrating 27 years this spring and is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1PM.
Live Music,Things to Do

Bach Lunch

April 3, 2015 | 11:15AM
Bach Lunch will be celebrating 27 years this spring and is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1PM.
Live Music,Things to Do

Bach Lunch

April 10, 2015 | 11:15AM
Bach Lunch will be celebrating 27 years this spring and is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1PM.
Live Music,Things to Do

Bach Lunch

April 17, 2015 | 11:15AM
Bach Lunch will be celebrating 27 years this spring and is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1PM.
Live Music,Things to Do

Bach Lunch

March 11-April 22 | 12pm
Signs of spring! Beautiful weather and Bach Lunch! The spring season will begin March 11 and as always great food and great music will be available from noon to 1 at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette. Lunches are available for purchase on a first come, first served basis. Proceeds benefit the Lafayette Science Museum.
Live Music

Bach Lunch

October 7, 2016 | 11:00am
The Lafayette Science Museum Foundation is pleased to announce its fall 2016 Bach Lunch series. Bach Lunch, an ongoing fundraiser for the Lafayette Science Museum and a community outreach program is 28 years old and still going strong! The popular free lunch hour features different bands each week performing from noon to 1 PM. Lunches are available from local restaurants on a first come, first served basis beginning at 11:15 am. The concerts are held in downtown Lafayette at Parc Sans Souci.
Live Music,Things to Do

Bach Lunch

October 14th | 11:00am
The Lafayette Science Museum Foundation is pleased to announce its fall 2016 Bach Lunch series. Bach Lunch, an ongoing fundraiser for the Lafayette Science Museum and a community outreach program is 28 years old and still going strong! The popular free lunch hour features different bands each week performing from noon to 1 PM. Lunches are available from local restaurants on a first come, first served basis beginning at 11:15 am. The concerts are held in downtown Lafayette at Parc Sans Souci.
Live Music,Things to Do

Bach Lunch

October 21, 2016 | 11:00am
The Lafayette Science Museum Foundation is pleased to announce its fall 2016 Bach Lunch series. Bach Lunch, an ongoing fundraiser for the Lafayette Science Museum and a community outreach program is 28 years old and still going strong! The popular free lunch hour features different bands each week performing from noon to 1 PM. Lunches are available from local restaurants on a first come, first served basis beginning at 11:15 am. The concerts are held in downtown Lafayette at Parc Sans Souci.
Live Music,Things to Do

Bach Lunch

October 28, 2016 | 11:00am
The Lafayette Science Museum Foundation is pleased to announce its fall 2016 Bach Lunch series. Bach Lunch, an ongoing fundraiser for the Lafayette Science Museum and a community outreach program is 28 years old and still going strong! The popular free lunch hour features different bands each week performing from noon to 1 PM. Lunches are available from local restaurants on a first come, first served basis beginning at 11:15 am. The concerts are held in downtown Lafayette at Parc Sans Souci.
Live Music,Things to Do

Bach Lunch - Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

October 9th | 11:15am
Once again Bach Lunch audience will be treated to great music by LOCAL musicians including some new to theBach series, LaRecolte and Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble and other popular bands who have been with the series before, The Rayo Brothers, along with Lafayette Rhythm Devils and Les Freres Michot and of course great lunches by local restaurants.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch - Lafayette Rhythm Devils

October 23 | 11:15am
Once again Bach Lunch audience will be treated to great music by LOCAL musicians including some new to the Bach series, LaRecolte and Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble and other popular bands who have been with the series before, The Rayo Brothers, along with Lafayette Rhythm Devils and Les Freres Michot and of course great lunches by local restaurants.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch - LeRecolte

October 2 | 11:15
Bach Lunch will be celebrating 27 years this spring and is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1PM. Lunches are available for purchase from local restaurants on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11:15AM. The concerts are held in downtown Lafayette at Parc Sans Souci at the corner of Polk, Congress and Vermilion streets. Proceeds go to the support of the Lafayette Science Museum.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch - Les Freres Michot

October 30th | 11:15am
Once again Bach Lunch audience will be treated to great music by LOCAL musicians including some new to the Bach series, LaRecolte and Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble and other popular bands who have been with the series before, The Rayo Brothers, along with Lafayette Rhythm Devils and Les Freres Michot and of course great lunches by local restaurants.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch - The Rayo Brothers

October 16th | 11:15 am
Once again Bach Lunch audience will be treated to great music by LOCAL musicians including some new to theBach series, LaRecolte and Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble and other popular bands who have been with the series before, The Rayo Brothers, along with Lafayette Rhythm Devils and Les Freres Michot and of course great lunches by local restaurants.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch at Parc International

April 24, 2015 | 11:15AM
Kick off your Festival International weekend with Bach Lunch in Parc International. Celebrate 27 years of free music with the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1PM.
Live Music,Things to Do

Bach Lunch Fall 2014

October 3 | 11:15am
Bach Lunch, ongoing for 25 years now, is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1PM.
Live Music,Kids

Bach Lunch Fall 2014

October 10 | 11:15am
Bach lunch, ongoing for 25 years no, is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1PM.
Live Music,Kids

Bach Lunch Fall 2014

October 17 | 11:15am
Bach lunch, ongoing for 25 years now, is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1PM.
Live Music,Kids

Bach Lunch Fall 2014

October 24 | 11:15am
Bach Lunch, ongoing for 25 years now, is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1PM.
Live Music,Kids

Bach Lunch Fall 2014

October 31 | 11:15am
Bach Lunch, ongoing for 25 years now, is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1PM.

Live Music,Kids

Bach Lunch Fall 2014

November 7 | 11:15am
Bach Lunch, ongoing for 25 years now, is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1PM.
Live Music,Kids

Bach Lunch featuring Curley Taylor

Friday, March 24th | 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.

Lunch options:
Creole Lunch House
Joey’s Specialty Foods
O’Charley’s Restaurant
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch featuring Lafayette Rhythm Devils

Friday, April 14th | 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.

Lunch options:
Chick-Fil-A
Deano’s Pizza
Zea’s Rotisserie and Grill
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch featuring Les Freres Michot

Friday, March 10th | 11:15 - 1:00
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.

Lunch options:
Chris' PoBoys
iMonelli's
Poupart's Bakery
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch featuring Pine Leaf Boys

Friday, April 21st | 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.

Lunch options:
Chick-Fil-A
Deano’s Pizza
The French Press
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch featuring Sirius Plan (France) Festival International

Friday, April 28th | 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.

Lunch options:
Antoni’s Café
Chris’ PoBoys
Hub City Diner
Joey’s Specialty Foods
O’Charley’s Restaurant
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch featuring Sweet Cecilia

Friday, March 17th | 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.

Lunch options:
Bailey’s Restaurant
Phillyanna Cheesesteaks
Roly Poly
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch featuring The Rayo Brothers

Friday, March 31st | 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.

Lunch options:
Creole Lunch House
Ema’s Café
Great Harvest Bread Co.


Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Bach Lunch featuring T'Monde

Friday, April 14th | 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.

Lunch options:
Jefferson Street Pub
Poupart’s Bakery
Roly Poly
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Back to the Future Party

October 21st | 6:30 - 10:00pm
This is a ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME event! We're hosting the
Biggest 80s party South Louisiana has ever seen

30 years ago, Back to the Future took us on an era-hopping adventure and remains the RADDEST time-travelin' movie ever made. ...

It was a film (and subsequent franchise) that showed us that where the future was taking us, roads weren't necessary. It would go on to give us an equally heavy duty sequel, which oddly enough became a blueprint for what we expected from a 2015 world. A nostalgia for the past and the future if you will.

Now here we are, just months away from 'the future'...still we have no Hoverboards, flying cars, power laces, JAWS 19 or pizza hydrator. But, that's okay, because we still have one of the greatest films ever made that will be taking us right into Parc International in Downtown Lafayette where we'll be celebrating the future with the BIGGEST 80s PARTY SOUTH LOUSIANA HAS EVER SEEN! A legitimate, once in a lifetime experience.
Live Music,Things to Do

Band Competition at Artmosphere Bistro

Wednesdays | 9pm - 1am
Artmosphere Bistro is hosting TWO music competitions starting October 14th & 15th. Every Tuesday we'll have the Songwriters Competition and every Wednesdays will be the Band Competition.
Live Music

Bayou Voodoo by Mack Money

August 21st | 7:30PM
This show is a factual account of true experiences and funny observations of the Voodoo culture in Southeast Louisiana. The audience will enter a maze of true stories, while witnessing actual spells and rituals as taught to Mack by the "Old Ones".

Theatre

Bella Blue's Burlesque Master Class & Peer Review

Sunday, January 29, 2017
Bella Blue is a seasoned burlesque performer from New Orleans rated top 10 for 2015 by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine and produces weekly shows in New Orleans! Join her for a master class and peer review at Basin Arts!
Theatre

Ben Millburn with Shrugs and Denton Hatcher

January 20, 2017 | 9:00 PM
Ben Millburn and his new group, Sunglass Moutache will be taking the stage along with Shrugs and Denton Hatcher for one of a kind show at Artmosphere!
Live Music

Beyond Black History Month Lecture Series

Thursday, April 6th | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Beyond Black History Month Lecture Series showcases prominent speakers on the topic of Black History. UL Lafayette History Professor, Dr. Ian Beamish, speaks on aspects of black history in Louisiana.
Things to Do

Beyond the Page: The Art of Book Making AcA Summer Camp

June 9th-13th, 2014, 9am-4pm
Explore the art of bookmaking and discover that there's more to a book than meets the eye! These works of art can be sketchbooks, journals, graphic novels, or gifts!
Kids

Bicycle Safety Festival

June 4, 2016 | 9am
The first Bicycle Safety Festival will be held on June 4th from 9am-12pm
at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette. The Bicycle Safety Festival is
presented by Lafayette Consolidated Government, Bike Lafayette, and
Broussard & David, LLC. There will be free adult and youth bicycle
helmets for the first 300 participants, free bike registration, free
safety training and instruction, and participants are eligible to win a
free bicycle (valued at $300 - courtesy of Hub City Cycles).
Additionally, there will be food, refreshments and musical entertainment
by Zydeco Radio.
Things to Do

Bicycle Safety Festival

Saturday, May 20th | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join BikeLafayette, T.R.A.I.L, Broussard and David, and Lafayette Consolidated Government for a family fun day on two wheels. There will be free bike registration, a bike safety course, helmet giveaways, bike lights, food, drinks and live music!
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Blake Miller & The Old Fashion Aces + Forest Huval

3-Feb-17
Blake Miller & The Old Fashion Aces and Forest Huval perform at Artmosphere Bistro on February 3rd!
Live Music

Blind Boys of Alabama at Acadiana Center for the Arts

June 27th, 2014, 7:30pm
AcA is honored to present the Blind Boys of Alabama on June 27 at 7:30pm in the James Moncus Theater. Don't miss this amazing performance of gospel music from one of the most authentic and long-running gospel groups of our generation.
Museums,Live Music

Bonsoir Catin returns to the Feed N Seed!

May 21, 2016 | 8:00pm

The band is in the studio creating a fabulous new record of 13 never before heard songs. All funds collected from this show will go directly to funding the new project. Merchandise will be available for sale!! Hear classic Catin songs and several new tunes from their upcoming relase BEFORE ANYONE else!

Door: 8
Show: 9:30
Cover: $10
Live Music

Boom Boom Burlesque and Rareluth Holiday Spectacular!

December 23, 2016 | 10:00pm - 2:00am
On Friday December 23rd, Christmas Eve Eve (or shall we say Christmas Adam) Artmosphere is bringing a unique review mixed with live music, live dance, spectacle and glamour! Wear your best holiday look for a chance at the first prize in the costume contest!
Live Music

Boom! Boom! Burlesque at Artmosphere

March 20th | 7:30pm
Boom! Boom! is proud to present an evening of feathers, glitter and nosh!

Tie your bib as Felix Elixir, Naughty Lola & Phathoms entice and entertain you while you enjoy the best of all Artmosphere offers: great food, drinks and your closest pals at our first Dinner Cabaret! We are also thrilled to present a special guest host, local comic Lindsey D'Anna!

This one-of-a-kind, adults-only event gets you up close and intimate with the best of South Louisiana burlesque for only $5 cover!
Live Music

Boom! Boom! Burlesque at Cite des Arts

April 25th | 11:00pm
Yet again, Boom! Boom! Burlesque brings you a festival-time spectacular with an intimate show that's sure to get your hands sweatin', and your heart racin'!

After the hustle and bustle of festival, come down Vine Street on April 25th at Citre Des Arts and get your fill of some of Lafayette's most talented burlesque performers! Sit back, relax, and let us dazzle you with a spectacular performance that harkens back to the heydays of vaudeville! Witness for yourself bawdy singing, a tasty tango, opulent ostrich fans and so much more!
Theatre,Live Music

Boom! Boom! Burlesque at Citre des Arts

March 28th | 10:00
Join Boom! Boom! Burlesque for the most intriguingly intimate of burlesque shows on March 28 at 10 pm at Citre des Arts! Feast your eyes on the sensual Lucy Furr, Sugar Bits, Mia Moore and Tiger Lily as Boom! Boom! Burlesque presents its monthly Citre appearance and an experience that is truly like no other; exciting you with live dancing, singing, hooping and peeling!
Live Music

Boom! Boom! Burlesque Presents, To Die For: a Murder Mystery Burlesque

February 28, 2015 | 10:00 p.m.
Boom! Boom! Burlesque invites you to an evening of singing, dancing, peeling and murder! Follow Detective Phineas as he leads a trail of exciting entertainment and attempts to bring the titillating but guilty parties to justice.
Live Music

Boom! Boom! Burlesque Returns to Citre des Arts

Saturday, July 25th | 10:00pm
Boom Boom Burlesque is proud to give you a reprise of fabulous talents, and live music! Join us at Citre des Arts on Saturday, July 25, 2015, for an evening with your favorite Boomers!, including America's Sweetheart Ophelia Upp/Levi Chesterfield, the mysterious Felix Elixir, pole maiden Mama Cass, and the master of amusement Phineas Sinclair!
Theatre,Live Music

Bottomless Mimosa Brunch w/ Jim Pharis

September 11, 2016 | 11:00am
Jim Pharis is no Spring chicken, that's for sure. But the miles driven, the late nights gigs with a day job just hours away, and the experience that only comes from living life are evident in the acoustic blues that he plays.
Besides his own compositions in the country blues vein, Jim has also specialized in finding and arranging acoustic blues gems. These are songs by artists like Bo Carter, Big Bill Broonzy and Oscar "Buddy" Woods.
Live Music

Boudin Cook-Off

October 22, 2016 | 10:00am
Louisiana's Premiere Boudin event is coming back to Parc Sans Souci on October 22nd for plenty of food and fun. Try some of the best boudin from across Louisiana and stick around for some free music and games.
Things to Do,Kids

Boudin Cook-Off

October 25th | 10:00am - 5:00pm
Lafayette's 7th Annual Boudin Cook-Off on October 25th in downtown Lafayette rounds out another fantastic line-up of boudin teams to tempt the taste buds of Acadiana.
Things to Do

Brad Lemoine at Gallery R

Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
View Brad Lemoine's artwork at Gallery R Downtown during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk!
ArtWalk,Things to Do

Brass Mimosa/ Levee Daze at Artmosphere

January 6, 2017 | 9:00 PM
What once started as an idea for a blues rock band gradually formed into the funky grooves of Brass Mimosa. Featuring Jack Langlinais on drums, Jaron Marshall on keys, Ethan Mould on alto sax, Alex Camel on bass, Blake Pujol on guitar, Eddie M�_ller on trombone, and Olatunde Soyombo on baritone sax.
Live Music

Brian Ó hAirt in Concert with guest David Mehalko

Thursday, April 18th | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Head to the Hive for an evening of Irish traditional music, song, and dance with Brian Ó hAirt and special guest David Mehalko.
Live Music,Things to Do

Brick Floyd

February 4, 2015 | 9pm
A Pink Floyd tribute night Wednesday February 4th at Artmosphere.
Live Music

Buddy Holly Tribute

February 6, 2015 | 9pm
Hear all your favorite Buddy Holly tunes performed by The Roebucks!
Live Music

Burlesque Workshop Series in Lafayette!

August 8, 2015 | 1:00PM
Join burlesque performer and costume designer, Miss Mia Moore, in the studio or at the craft table for these thrillingly educational and empowering workshops!
Theatre

Burlesque Workshop Series in Lafayette!

August 16, 2015 | 4:00PM
Join burlesque performer and costume designer, Miss Mia Moore, in the studio or at the craft table for these thrillingly educational and empowering workshops!
Theatre

Burlesque Workshop Series in Lafayette!

September 12, 2015 | 1:00PM
Join burlesque performer and costume designer, Miss Mia Moore, in the studio or at the craft table for these thrillingly educational and empowering workshops!
Theatre

Burris, Minos the Saint and Reece Sullivan

May 14th | 9:00pm
Seven Horse Tango Music Presents:


What: Burris, Minos the Saint and Reece Sullivan

When: May 14th 9pm

Where: Artmosphere Bistro



Celebrate the end of school, and bring in that summer heat with Burris, Minos the Saint and Reece Sullivan at Artmosphere this Saturday! Lead by Lafayette native, Chris Hochkeppel, Burris has been stirring up crowds in the city since their memorable performance at Festival International de Louisiane 2015. Local singer/songwriter Reece Sullivan will open at 9:30 then Baton Rouge based band Minos the Saint will be closing the night out with their eclectic folk rock sound and high energy show!



Burris: With the release of their debut album this past October, Burris has been creating quite a buzz about the live shows to come in 2016. Recorded at Evangeline Studio in Lafayette with Jerry Lejeune the album "Meant To Be" has been very well received.



"It sounds like living room rock that makes your grandmother cry." - KLSU Radio



"[��_]recording each song live at Evangeline Studios. The result is a more authentic sound [��_] capturing harmonies between violin and saxophone and blending guitar riffs with a bluesy voice." - 225 Magazine



The nationally touring band has roots spanning from Austin, Texas to Voronezh, Russia. Their soulful, funky sound has been sweeping Baton Rouge and surrounding cities since 2012.



Minos the Saint: Minos the Saint is an eclectic chamber folk band from Baton Rouge, LA. The band's sound is a blend of acoustic folk and symphonic brass, and features accordion, danceable rhythms, and improvisation. Each band member has a diverse musical background, and the result is a fresh brand of experimental-yet-accessible folk rock that uniquely represents Louisiana, and the world. Since the band began playing in 2013, it has shared bills with Phosphorescent, Wild Child, Brass Bed, Cardinal Sons, The Brad Walker Quintet, Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, Mississippi Rail Co., Prom Date, England in 1819, Belle Adair, The Mercy Brothers, and Rareluth.

Reece Sullivan: Sullivan's songs are forged in the traditions of Americana, Country, and Folk, with lyrics that are ingrained with literary motifs and southern soaked religion. From Arkansas to Tennessee to present day Louisiana, Reece has tromped ever-steady honing his art. He's a mad man with an insatiable hunger in pursuit of the song and the word.
Live Music

Cajun Cup 10K

November 14th |
Join the Cajun Road Runners Club for their 35th annual Cajun Cup 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run!
Live Music,Things to Do

Cajun Dance Lessons with Brandon Broussard

September 16 | 5:45-6:45 PM
Are you looking for a new way to socialize, exercise and capitalize on having fun? With the fall festival season approaching Cajun dance lessons can give you all of that and more!
Live Music

Cajun Dance Lessons with Brandon Broussard Start September 2, 2015 at Citre des Arts

September 2 | 5:45-6:45 PM
Are you looking for a new way to socialize, exercise and capitalize on having fun? With the fall festival season approaching Cajun dance lessons can give you all of that and more!
Live Music

Cajun Dance Lessons with Brandon Broussard Start September 2, 2015 at Citre des Arts

September 9 | 5:45-6:45 PM
Are you looking for a new way to socialize, exercise and capitalize on having fun? With the fall festival season approaching Cajun dance lessons can give you all of that and more!
Live Music

Cappuccino and Cannoli Brunch with St. Cinder

December 31, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join Carpe Diem! Gelato on New Year's Eve from 11:00am to 1:00pm for a cappuccino and cannoli brunch with St. Cinder, "an organically formed group of fun-loving traveling musicians who love breathing fresh life into roots music and performing an eclectic array of original songs which bend the limits of their traditional instruments."
Live Music,Kids

Cat Head Biscuit Boys Performing at Cite des Arts

September 26th | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Citre des Arts is pleased to be presenting this terrific and
under-the-radar String Band from the nearby Freetown Neighborhood.
Live Music

Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters

Saturday, May 20th | 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Head to Blue Moon Saloon for a night a Zydeco Stompin' with Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters!
Live Music,Things to Do

Celtic Balladeer Danny O'Flaherty Returns to Cite des Arts

September 17th | 7:30
September 17 marks the halfway point to one of Danny's favourite times of the year ~ ST. PATRICK'S DAY! So join him at the Cite de Arts, 109 Vine Street in Lafayette, LA, for a concert like no other! It's a half-way to St. Patrick's Day Celebration ~ a great excuse to start preparing for the great day itself. This is the evening you practice lifting the pint, telling tall tales in your best brogue and- most of all - listening to good Irish music! Concert starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are just $15.00! Kids under 8 FREE! Call 337 291-1122, or visit citedesarts.org for tickets or more information.
Theatre,Live Music

Celtic Bayou Fest

March 10th - March 11th
The Celtic Bayou Fest is a family friendly event with performances by traditional Celtic bands from both close to home and around the world.
Live Music,Things to Do

Character Teatime with Belle

August 29 | 1:30 PM
Esprit de Coeur offers the perfect setting for afternoon tea and whimsy for the "tale as old as time". On August 29th, join us for Character Tea Time with a real life Belle! Featuring an etiquette session, teatime, sing alongs, an activity and story time. Suggested for children ages 3 and up. This will be a magical experience your child will cherish!
Kids

Children's Theatre Classes with Theatre Acadie!

January 23rd - April 10th 2017
Don't let a good imagination go to waste! Enroll your child in theatre classes with Theatre Acadie! Sarah Gauthier Roy will be teaching acting for kids ages 3-6 this spring at Citre des Arts, 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette.
Theatre,Kids

Christmas Eve Service at First Baptist Lafayette

December 24, 2015 | 5:00 pm
The Christmas Eve Service at First Baptist Lafayette will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 24.
Kids

Circus Genetic LIVE

Friday, April 14th | 10:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Coming from the deep south in Lafayette, Louisiana, Circus Genetic brings a completely different vibe than the rest of the area. This three piece has a dark, upbeat, raw, and powerful sound mixed with smooth and dirty riffs that make people move.
Live Music,Things to Do

Cite des Arts presents The Shadow Box

September 11 - 20 | 7:30pm
In this compelling dramatic triptych, three terminal cancer patients dwell
in separate cottages on a hospital grounds. The three are attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter's dementia; Brian and Beverly whose martial complications are exacerbated by Brian's new lover, Mark; and Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe's impending death and its effect on their teenage son.
Theatre

"City Life"

11-Jul
"City Life" A collection of the works of Tess Bercier On display at Citre des Arts
Tess Bercier will be the featured artist for July at Citre des Arts. The opening of this fun and eclectic artist's exhibit will be a part of the Second Saturday Art Walk on July 11. Come out to Cite des Art and see her show -"City Life".
ArtWalk

CitySmarts Art & Science Camp The Five Senses

June 16th-20th, 2014, 9am-4pm
As humans, we are all the same, but we are all unique, too! Explore the wonders of the human body in CitySmarts Art & Science Camp. Build sculptures of our skeletal system, examine how sound travels to our ears and discover the beauty of the human face by experimenting with photography.
Kids

Classes at Basin Arts

April
Enjoy unique dance and yoga classes in a creative space at Basin Arts!
Things to Do

CoLAB Nite at Basin Arts

Wednesday, April 19th | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Basin Arts invites you to cross-pollinate with fellow creatives in this interdisciplinary collaboration event. CoLab night is encouraged for artists of all disciplines: dancers, musicians, visual artists, writers, filmmakers, architects, and more!
Theatre,Live Music,Things to Do

Comedian Ben Kronberg Live at Feed & Seed

March 29th | 7:30pm
Catch Comedy Central comedian Ben Kronberg live at Feed & Seed on March 29th. Kronberg combines clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs that he performs while playing instruments like the guitar, keyboard, and iPhone.
Theatre,Live Music

Comedy Corner at Greenroom

Thursday, February 23rd | 8:30 PM
This month Lafayette Comedy & The Greenroom presents Louis Katz , Feb. 23rd at The Greenroom Downtown.

Featuring Lane Lonion & Charles Thomas Vidrine
Hosted by Jason P Leonard
Things to Do

Courir du Festival 5K, presented by Stuller

Saturday, April 29th | 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.

Live music from Québec - Belzébuth!
Things to Do

Cowboy Mouth at Downtown Alive! - March 20th

Friday, March 20th | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Spring 2015 Downtown Alive! (DTA!) season is kicking off March 20th with a new VIP experience and everyone's favorite band, Cowboy Mouth. DTA! is the same free concert series, Acadiana has loved for over 30 years, but for the first time ever, there's a way to receive the VIP treatment in an elevated tent with spectacular stage views. The tent also features comfy seats and tables, shorter lines, luxurious restrooms, complimentary food and exclusive drink booths. VIP passes are $10 each and available at www.downtownlafayette.org while supplies last! The VIP Experience is only available on March 20th featuring Cowboy Mouth and April 17th featuring Louisiana's LeRoux.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music

Crystal, Gem & Jewelry Show

Thursday, March 9th | 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Benoit Gallery is teaming up with O’Bryan’s Minerals to bring you an enchanting showing of crystals, gems, minerals & wire wrapped jewelry.
Things to Do

Culinary Cabaret

March 10 | 6pm
Join us for Culinary Cabaret in Esprit de Coeur's comercial kitchen.
An interactive way to experience dinner date nights with a cooking class.
Theatre

Dale Watson and His Lonestars

August 28, 2016 | 6:00pm
Dale has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over two decades. He's christened his brand of American roots "Ameripolitan" to differentiate it from current crop of Nashville-based pop country. The Alabama-born, Texas-raised Watson may be the hardest working entertainer today and is rapidly approaching legendary status. He is a country music maverick, a true outlaw who stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.
Live Music

Dancing with Aurora Borealis at Acadiana Center for the Arts

January 12, 2017 - January 14, 2017 | 7:30 PM
"Dancing with Aurora Borealis" is a collaborative work written by poet Kelly Clayton, and imagined by her husband, lighting designer Brian Schneider. The concerns of long-time couples are remarkably similar around the world. And if we are indeed made in the image of our creators, the original couple must have the same conversations as we do.
Theatre,Live Music

Danny O'Flaherty Returns to Citre des Arts

March 20th | 7:00pm
On Friday, March 20, 2015, Celtic songster, Danny O'Flaherty, will return to Citre des Arts for a 7:00 PM show. O'Flaherty is originally from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland and entertains audiences around the world with his songs about immigration, sacrifices, struggle and love. Join this singer, songwriter, and storyteller for a night of music at this all ages concert. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door.
Live Music

Danny O'Flaherty: Irish Folk Musician

February 22, 2015 | 5:00 PM
Are you looking for a new cultural experience? O'Flaherty is originally from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland and entertains audiences around the world with his songs about immigration, sacrifices, struggle and love.
Live Music

Darrian Campbell in Citre des Arts

May-16
Darrian Campbell will be exhibiting paintings and animations in the gallery at Citre des Arts for the month of May. His exhibition will focus on two dimensional (2D) animations, three dimensional (3D) animations, and acrylic paintings.

Darrian is a native New Orleanian artist, currently based in Lafayette. He is working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Computer Animation at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL), and expects to graduate later this year at the end of the fall semester.

In regards to his paintings he says "Painting for me, gives me a language, outside my digital comfort zone. It allowed me to address the same ideas in my work, but in a new perspective."

The Citre des Arts gallery is located in Downtown Lafayette at 109 Vine Street and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on weekdays and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. most weekends, dependent on events. For more information, contact Citre des Arts at (337) 291-1122, or visit citedesarts.org.
Museums

Death of a Salesman

January 17-February 1st . Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm
Theatre

Different Strokes + Magic Crawfish

Thursday, May 4th | 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
The young local talent from Different Strokes and Magic Crawfish are performing at Blue Moon Saloon Thursday, May 4th!
Live Music,Things to Do

Donny McCaslin at Acadiana Center for the Arts

January 20, 2017 | 7:30 PM- 10:00 PM
Collaborator on David Bowie's Black Star Album, Donny McCaslin is performing at Acadiana Center for the Artson January 20th!
Museums,Live Music

Downtown Alive!

March 20, 2015 | 5:30PM
Downtown Alive! is Louisiana's largest, longest-running free concert series. Enjoy food, drinks, and free live music.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive!

March 27, 2015 | 5:30PM
Downtown Alive! is Louisiana's largest, longest-running free concert series. Enjoy food, drinks, and free music in Downtown Lafayette.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive!

April 10, 2015 | 5:30PM
Downtown Alive! is Louisiana's largest, longest-running free concert series. Enjoy food, drink, and live music in Downtown Lafayette.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive!

April 17, 2015 | 5:30PM
Downtown Alive! is Louisiana's largest, longest-running free concert series. Enjoy food, drinks, and free music in Downtown Lafayette.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive!

May 1, 2015 | 5:30PM
Downtown Alive! is Louisiana's largest, longest-running free concert series. Enjoy food, drinks, and free music in Downtown Lafayette.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive!

May 8, 2015 | 5:30PM
Downtown Alive! is Louisiana's largest, longest-running free concert series. Enjoy food, drink, and live music in Downtown Lafayette.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive!

May 22, 2015 | 5:30PM
Downtown Alive! is Louisiana's largest, longest-running free concert series. Enjoy food, drinks, and live music in Downtown Lafayette.

Join us on May 22 for Carol Fran with Major Handy & the Louisiana Soul Revue
Downtown Alive!,Live Music

Downtown Alive! - Holiday Edition & Tree Lighting

Wednesday, November 26th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through Downtown, not a person would miss this, it's the best night in town!
Downtown Alive!,Live Music

Downtown Alive! Celebrates the Holidays with Pine Leaf Boys for Santa Night

November 25 | 5:30-8:30 PM
Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through Downtown, not a person would miss this, it's the best night in town!

"There is something magical about Downtown in the holidays. Twinkling lights, shopping and cooler temperatures bring magic every year. On Thanksgiving Eve, the Downtown Alive! tradition is a time for families to be together before the holidays in a very Lafayette way," said Director of Marketing and Events, Kate Durio.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Hosts UL Homecoming Pep Rally with Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band for UL Spirit Night

October 30 | 5:30-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) is joining the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL) Alumni Association to bring two Lafayette traditions together with a Cajun twist!
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Presents Boogie Kings

May 6, 2016 | 5:30pm
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes Boogie Kings on May 6th. The Boogie Kings will end the spring season with a performance you don't want to miss. Known for their blue-eyed soul The Boogie Kings have been pleasing fans with their music for over 60 years.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Presents Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters

October 28, 2016 | 5:30pm
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes Cedryl Ballou and the Zydeco Trendsetters to the Parc Sans Souci stage on October 28th.

Cedryl Ballou, who comes from a long linage of professional musicians, fronts Cedryl Ballou and the Zydeco Trendsetters. Their traditional Creole style mixes with innovative Zydeco flare will sure to keep anyone dancing all night long.
Downtown Alive!,Kids

Downtown Alive! Presents Cowboy Mouth

October 21, 2016 | 5:30pm
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) is bringing back Cowboy Mouth to the Parc International stage on October 21st.
Cowboy Mouth is a one-of-a-kind rock group that always draws a crowd. Cowboy Mouth lives to tour with over 20 years of touring experience under their belt, performing 150+ shows a year. Their high energy and love of the stage is sure to keep everyone on their feet having a good time!

Downtown Alive! is still free to music lovers of all ages, however, we've teamed up with some of your other favorite free music festivals, Festival International de Louisiane and Festivals Acadiens et Creoles to remind fans: "The music is free because of me!", please support these free events and purchase on-site.
Downtown Alive!,Kids

Downtown Alive! Presents Feufollet

September 16, 2016 | 5:30pm
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) kicks off the Fall 2016 season with Feufollet the Parc Sans Souci stage on September 16th.

When Cajun, country, string-band and rock'n'rock all collide the result is Feufollet. This fun loving group is sure to keep the audience interested as their sound transforms from song to song. No two songs are alike, but they are all unmistakably the dynamic and original Feufollet.
Downtown Alive!,Kids

Downtown Alive! Presents Feufollet

Friday, March 31st | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Alive! welcomes Feufollet on March 31st at Parc Sans Souci.

Ice chests and outside beverages will not be allowed at DTA! in order to help us pay for the band by encouraging you to purchase drinks and food inside the parc. Smoking and pets are not allowed to encourage a safe and family-friendly event for all.

Sponsored by Lafayette Coca-Cola, Super 1 Foods, Hook & Boil, and Lafayette Utilities System (LUS).
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Downtown Alive! Presents Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band

November 4, 2016 | 5:30pm
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes the king of zydeco, Keith Frank for the annual UL Homecoming Pep Rally in Parc Sans Souci on November 4th.

Keith Frank has zydeco flowing through his blood, born and raised with Creole musicians filling his family all the way back to the 1860s. Keith Frank has climbed to the top of the zydeco world and has become a spokesperson for the Creole community and a celebration of the Creole way of life.
Downtown Alive!,Kids

Downtown Alive! Presents Lost Bayou Ramblers

Friday, April 7th | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Alive! welcomes Lost Bayou Ramblers on April 7th at Parc International.

Ice chests and outside beverages will not be allowed at DTA! in order to help us pay for the band by encouraging you to purchase drinks and food inside the parc. Smoking and pets are not allowed to encourage a safe and family-friendly event for all.

Sponsored by Lafayette Coca-Cola, Super 1 Foods, Hook & Boil, and Lafayette Utilities System (LUS).
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Downtown Alive! Presents Pine Leaf Boys

November 23, 2016 | 5:30pm
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes Pine Leaf Boys for our annual tree lighting ceremony in Parc Sans Souci on November 23rd.

It wouldn't be proper Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Lafayette without the four-time Grammy-Nominated Pine Leaf Boys lighting up the stage in Parc Sans Souci. The Pine Leaf Boys have breathed new life into Cajun music, reviving ancient songs and bringing them to the bandstand.
Downtown Alive!,Kids

Downtown Alive! Presents Roddie Romero & The Hub City All Stars

Friday, March 10th | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Alive! welcomes Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars on May 12th at Parc International.

Ice chests and outside beverages will not be allowed at DTA! in order to help us pay for the band by encouraging you to purchase drinks and food inside the parc. Smoking and pets are not allowed to encourage a safe and family-friendly event for all.

Sponsored by Lafayette Coca-Cola, Super 1 Foods, Hook & Boil, and Lafayette Utilities System (LUS).
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Downtown Alive! Presents Roddie Romero & The Hub City Allstars

March 11, 2016 | 5:30 pm
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) kicks off the Spring season with Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars in Parc International on March 11th. Come out to see this Grammy nominated band rock the stage with their traditional Cajun style. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Presents Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars - March 27th

March 27th, 2015 | 5:30PM-8:30PM
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars, a Grammy nominated Cajun & Zydeco band that has been performing worldwide for the last 20 years. DTA! fans will feel right at home with this band's traditional and new music playing throughout Parc Sans Souci on March 27th.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music

Downtown Alive! Presents Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys

Friday, April 21st | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! welcomes Steve Riley and Mamou Playboys on April 21st at Parc International.

Ice chests and outside beverages will not be allowed at DTA! in order to help us pay for the band by encouraging you to purchase drinks and food inside the parc. Smoking and pets are not allowed to encourage a safe and family-friendly event for all.

Sponsored by Lafayette Coca-Cola, Super 1 Foods, Hook & Boil, and Lafayette Utilities System (LUS).
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Downtown Alive! Presents The Blasters with CC Adcock + The Lafayette Marquis

7-Oct-16
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) brings back the Bayou Round Up to Parc Sans Souci on October 7th with The Blasters with CC Adcock + The Lafayette Marquis. Come out early to take a tour of Downtown as it lines its streets cool classic cars and iconic hot rods.

The Blasters first formed in 1979 in southeast Los Angeles, growing under the tutelage of the LA punk rock scene in the early 80s. Lafayette local CC Adcock and the Lafayette Marquis will join the Blasters on stage with their own unique mixture of zydeco and electric blues.
Downtown Alive!,Kids

Downtown Alive! Presents The Rayo Brothers

Friday, May 5th | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Alive! welcomes The Rayo Brothers on May 5th at Parc San Souci.

Ice chests and outside beverages will not be allowed at DTA! in order to help us pay for the band by encouraging you to purchase drinks and food inside the parc. Smoking and pets are not allowed to encourage a safe and family-friendly event for all.

Sponsored by Lafayette Coca-Cola, Super 1 Foods, Hook & Boil, and Lafayette Utilities System (LUS).
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Downtown Alive! Presents Wayne Toups & Zydecajun

23-Sep-16
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes Wayne Toups to the Parc International stage on September 23rd. This crowd favorite is sure to get the party going and the crowd dancing all night.

Known as "The Cajun Springsteen," 2013 Grammy-winner Wayne Toups has been booked at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival an unprecedented 27 consecutive years. Coming from Crowley, Louisiana Wayne Toups is one of the most commercially successful Cajun singer and was admitted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Presents Zydeco Radio

Friday, March 24th | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Alive! welcomes Zydeco Radio on March 24th at Parc International.

Ice chests and outside beverages will not be allowed at DTA! in order to help us pay for the band by encouraging you to purchase drinks and food inside the parc. Smoking and pets are not allowed to encourage a safe and family-friendly event for all.

Sponsored by Lafayette Coca-Cola, Super 1 Foods, Hook & Boil, and Lafayette Utilities System (LUS).
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Downtown Alive! Welcomes Blayze & Saddles, Rocky & the Grasshoppers and Red Fox Run for Western Night

October 2nd | 5:30-8:30 PM
Blayze & Saddles, Rocky & the Grasshoppers and Red Fox Run take the stage in Parc Sans Souci on October 2nd. There will be a little bit for everyone when these Country, Honky Tonk and Swamp Pop bands collide on one stage to create an unforgettable night. In an extra special twist, DTA! and the Downtown Restaurant and Bar Association are teaming up to offer theme nights at DTA! and in Downtown bars and restaurants after DTA! so come dressed in your most honky-tonk western wear.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Welcomes Cowboy Mouth

April 1, 2016 | 5:30pm
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes Cowboy Mouth on April 1st. For over 20 years Cowboy Mouth has been touring and entertaining fans of all ages. This independent band will give the audience a show that they will never forget! Cowboy Mouth's is composed of Louisiana natives whose main goals are to entertain and bring enjoyment to their audiences.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Welcomes Jimmie Vaughan and Bayou Round-Up Car Show for 50s Night

October 16 | 5:30-8:30 PM
Start your engines car and music lovers! Downtown Alive! is proud to welcome Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band with Lou Ann Barton for a special DTA! See a sneak peek of some of the best classic cars in America lining the parc from the Bayou Round-Up Car Show at DTA! In an extra special twist, DTA! and the Downtown Restaurant and Bar Association are teaming up to offer theme nights at DTA! and in Downtown bars and restaurants after DTA!. Join in on the fun and come dressed in your best 50's, hot rod, greaser attire and participate in theme night with DTA!
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Welcomes Little Texas

April 15, 2016 | 5:30pm
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes Little Texas to Parc International on April 15th. Come out and enjoy the country rock styling of three time Grammy nominated group that is sure to keep you dancing all night long.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Welcomes Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas

March 18, 2016 | 5:30pm
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas to Parc International on March 18th. Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas have been touring the world for more than 30 years. The DTA! audience will be given an energetic show that is sure to entertain!
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Welcomes Steve Riley and Friends for Patriotic Night

September 11 | 5:30-8:30 PM
Kick off the Fall 2015 Downtown Alive! (DTA!) season with a star studded performance. The first DTA! of the season will take place on September 11th in Parc Sans Souci. Help us commemorate the anniversary of the attack on our nation at the 9/11 Memorial located at the corner of Parc Sans Souci near the stage. Sweet Cecilia will start off the night with a unique rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before being joined by Eric Adcock and Steve Riley. In an extra special twist, DTA! and the Downtown Restaurant and Bar Association are teaming up to offer theme nights at DTA! and in Downtown bars and restaurants after DTA!. Help us support our heroes by wearing your most patriotic outfit.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Welcomes The Charmaine Neville Band for Hawaiian Night

October 23 | 5:30-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! is bringing The Charmain Neville Band on October 23rd in Parc Sans Souci. Charmaine is sure to light up the stage with her rich vocals and smooth R&B rhythms and make it a night to remember. In an extra special twist, DTA! and the Downtown Restaurant and Bar Association are teaming up to offer theme nights at DTA! and in Downtown bars and restaurants after DTA! so break out the grass skirts for Hawaiian night.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Welcomes the Flamethrowers and 80s Night

September 25 | 5:30-8:30 PM
Flamethrowers take the stage on September 25th in Parc Sans Souci for a night of your favorite covers. Come out and dance the night away with a band that jams out to your favorites as hard as you do from the biggest hits from the 50's to now. In an extra special twist, DTA! and the Downtown Restaurant and Bar Association are teaming up to offer theme nights at DTA! and in Downtown bars and restaurants after DTA! So come dressed as your favorite, rad 80's attire.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Welcomes The Revelers

April 29, 2016 | 5:30pm
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes The Revelers on April 29th. This 6 member group is composed of individual talents that once united create beautiful and unforgettable music. The Revelers are based right here in Lafayette and travel the country bringing their unique sound to the masses.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Welcomes Wayne Toups and Acadiana Night

September 18 | 5:30-8:30 PM
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes back Wayne Toups to Parc International on September 18th. This Grammy Award Winner is sure to keep you dancing all night with his inventive "Zydecajun" style. In an extra special twist, DTA! and the Downtown Restaurant and Bar Association are teaming up to offer theme nights at DTA! and in Downtown bars and restaurants after DTA!. Come on out to your favorite Friday night tradition wearing your favorite Acadiana t-shirt.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! Welcomes Zydeco Radio

April 8, 2016 | 5:30pm
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes Zydeco Radio on April 8th. Zydeco Radio plays upbeat and downhome zydeco music that is sure to get everyone up on their feet having a great time. This band is only going up from here so you don't want to miss out in saying "I was there when Zydeco Radio��_".
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Country Music Fest

June 18, 2016 | 3pm-10pm
The first Downtown Country Music Fest will be on June 2, 2016 in Parc International from 3pm-10pm. Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate, are available online at socialentertainment.net.
Live Music,Things to Do

Downtown Rooftop Crawfish Boil

Wednesday, May 10th | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Lafayette, LA - It’s time again for the Downtown Rooftop Crawfish Boil on May 10th. As the only event held on top of the parking garage, this crawfish boil offers exclusive views, dynamite local, live music and expertly prepared, premium crawfish that are served alongside all-you-can-drink to the delight of our guests in this unique annual event.
Live Music,Things to Do

Downtown Writers' Group

February 1, 2017 | 6:00 PM
Join a group of writers in downtown Lafayette on the first Wednesday of the month for support and discussion of individual writing efforts.
Kids

Dr. Kaboom's Holiday Extravaganza: The Science of Santa

December 7 | 6:30pm
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The Science of Santa
The Doktor Kaboom holiday show in which the good Doktor, working from the assumption that science and magic are the same thing, declares Mr. Claus the world's greatest scientist and using basic physics attempts to recreate all of Santa's wonders.
Who is Doktor Kaboom?
Museums,Theatre,Live Music,Kids

Dream of the Marionettes

October 28-November 13
Dream of the Marionettes, or Le R̻ve des Marionettes, an original musical production, will be performed at Citre des Arts, 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette the last weekend in October and first two weekends in November. Ticket are $15 and can be purchased at citedesarts.org or by calling 337-291-1122 to reserve your seat.
Theatre,Kids

Drood, Mangata, and Porch Squad

Friday, April 14th | 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Drood, Mangata, and Porch Squad take the stage at The Wurst Biergarten Friday, April 14th!
Live Music,Things to Do

Downtown Alive! - BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Friday, September 26th | 5:30PM
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet are taking the stage at Parc International.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! - Bonsoir, Catin with Gasoline Lollipops

Friday, September 12th | 5:30PM
Join us for Downtown Alive!'s BandSwap featuring Bonsoir, Catin and Colorado's Gasoline Lollipops at Parc Sans Souci.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! - Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band with Connie G.

Friday, October 24th | 5:30PM
It's time for a zydecoing good time at Parc Sans Souci as Chubby takes the Parc Sans Souci stage.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! - Special Tribute to David Egan with Lil' Band O' Gold & Guests

Friday, September 19th | 5:30PM
Join us at Parc Sans Souci for a Tribute to David Egan as Lil' Band O' Gold takes the stage with tons of guests.
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! - Rockin' Dopsie, Jr & the Zydeco Twisters

Friday, October 17th | 5:30PM
The Zydeco's Royal Family is taking the DTA! stage at Parc Sans Souci!
Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! - The Molly Ringwalds

Friday, October 3rd | 5:30PM
Welcome the Molly Ringwalds back to the DTA! stage for another great 80's party!
Downtown Alive!

Dueling Piano's: Festival International Edition

Thursday, April 27th | 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Dueling Piano's is back at Jefferson Street Pub for Festival International!

Join them Thursday April 27th for an all night and free Dueling Piano show!
Live Music,Things to Do

Dylan DeBlanc at Acadiana Center for the Arts

February 2nd - February 3rd | 7: 30 PM
Dylan Leblanc performs titles from his latest album Cautionary Tale: a collection of shimmering, arresting songs with the same haunting vocals that caught the attention of Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen, now with a sharpened edge honed by hastened maturity. Watch him perform his latest work at Acadiana Center for the Arts February 2nd and 3rd!

Theatre,Live Music

Earth Day Preamble

Saturday, April 15th | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Celebrate our Mother Earth at The Wurst Biergarten on Saturday, April 15th! The day will include a Litter Pick-Up Parade, beer and conversation with environmental groups, and tips on how to make Acadiana a better place!
Things to Do,Kids

Editing in Final Cut Pro X for Beginners

February 9, 2015 | 10AM-12PM
This is a beginners' class that introduces users to the editing program most used at AOC, Final Cut Pro X
Theatre

ELEMENTS

4-Mar-15
The Lafayette Parish School System's Talented Program will present ELEMENTS, a multi-disciplinary Arts Festival at Cite des Arts in Downtown Lafayette March 4 - 14, 2015. ELEMENTS will showcase these talented young artists' original, creative works in visual arts, music, and theatre.
Live Music

Faith Crawl

Saturday, March 11th | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Downtown Faith Alliance will be hosting a “Faith Crawl” on Saturday, March 11th during ArtWalk. The Crawl will allow everyone an opportunity to experience the beauty, culture, and faithfulness of our downtown congregations.
ArtWalk,Things to Do,Kids

Faith Forum at Rêve, ft. Skies Speak

Tuesday, February 21st | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Rêve Coffee Roasters will be hosting the Faith Forum with featuring Skies Speak on February 21st. The topic for this event will be "The End of Loneliness." The need for friendship, community, and intimacy is a universal human experience.
Live Music,Things to Do

Family Adventure Day 2017

Saturday, March 11th | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Share a fun day together with your family, visit Acadiana hotspots, help a wonderful local charity - Healing House, and win fun prizes at Family Adventure Day !



Things to Do,Kids

Family Friendly Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 28th | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Head to Parc Putnam Mardi Gras Day for the 9th annual Family Friendly Mardi Gras (FFMG)! The Knowledge Effect coalition and its partners have once again joined efforts to host a safe, fun and healthy environment that will allow families to enjoy the Mardi Gras festivities in an alcohol-and tobacco-free atmosphere.
Things to Do,Kids

Family Friendly Mardi Gras

February 17, 2015 | 9AM-4PM
Family Friendly Mardi Gras is a free public event featuring fun jumps. face painting, music and more.
Kids

Fantastical Art Handbuilding & Clay Sculpture and/or Painting Summer Camp

June 23rd-27th, 2014, 9am-4pm
Campers will gain experience in clay sculpture and painting skills such as color mixing and shading and learn about texture techniques and embedding materials.
Kids

Fatseaux 5k

17-Sep-16
Fatseaux 5K is a race in Lafayette, Louisiana in which weight ranges are the competitive grouping, instead of traditional age group categories. Donuts and boudin will be hot & the beer will be flowing.
Things to Do

Fatseaux 5k

September 17, 2016 | 8:00am
Fatseaux 5K is a race in Lafayette, Louisiana in which weight ranges are the competitive grouping, instead of traditional age group categories. Donuts and boudin will be hot & the beer will be flowing.

Last day to register to guarantee a participant shirt 9/5/16
Things to Do

Fatseaux 5K

August 29th | 8:00am
Fatseaux 5K is a race in Lafayette, Louisiana in which weight ranges are the competitive grouping, instead of traditional age group categories. Donuts and boudin will be hot & the beer will be flowing.
Things to Do

Feed & Seed Announces March Live Entertainment Schedule

March 6 - March 29
Feed & Seed announces its March live entertainment schedule packed with local favorites, Grammy nominated musicians, their second Ole School Zydeco Dance, and a high profile standup comedy show. On Friday, March 6th Feed & Seed hosts the long awaited second album release party for local favorite Feufollet with Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys to complete the lineup. Soulful Rocker Jason Martin from Plaquemine, LA and a climbing Baton Rouge rock n' roll band, The Hitchhiker complete Saturday's lineup.
Live Music

Feed&Seed | Lafayette's Favorite Warehouse Music Venue

15-Feb
List of scheduled performances at Feed&Seed for the month of February.
Live Music

Fencing Demo

Thursday, March 30th | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Local fencer Mark Tauzin will provide a brief history of swordplay followed by a demonstration of the late medieval and early Renaissance fencing styles. Adults only.
Things to Do

Festival After Party at Greenroom

Wednesday, April 26th - Sunday, April 30th
Head to Greenroom to continue enjoying the live music after Festival International de Louisiane!
Live Music,Things to Do

Festival International

April 26th - April 30th
Festival International de Louisiane strives to be the premiere international festival known for bringing a variety of unique and emerging performers to Southwest Louisiana. The Festival is committed to maintaining the venue as a free, community supported event. Festival International will take over Downtown Lafayette for five days bringing art, culture, music, food and much more to the streets of Downtown. This family friendly event is great for all ages and all walks of life. Come out and enjoy a community driven festival that showcases talents from countries around the world.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Festival TrashMob 2017

Saturday, April 29th | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Join the Trashmob Army!

Join Project Front Yard's third annual Trash Mob! This LUS Fiber sponsored Festival-wide cleanup helps to liberate the Festival streetscapes from litter.
Things to Do,Kids

Film Night: Art 21 Vancouver

Wednesday, March 22nd | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Basin Arts is showing a free screening of the award winning series, Art:21 Art in the Twenty- First Century. This episode focuses on the city of Vancouver and artists working directly and indirectly with the community. In small and tightly-knit Vancouver, artists reframe the world through a series of sophisticated illusions.
Things to Do,Kids

First Baptist Christian School Open House

January 15, 2016 | 12pm
First Baptist Christian School will have an Open House on Friday, January 15, from Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Kids

First Baptist Lafayette presents "I'll Be Home for Christmas"

December 7, 2016 | 7pm
December 7 marks the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and in recognition of this historic event, First Baptist Lafayette will present five performances of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" December 7-11.
Theatre,Kids

Flip Orley, Comedian/Hypnotist

May 7, 2016 | 9:30pm
Coming to the main stage on May 7, 2016, at 9:30pm at Citre des Arts is comedian/hypnotist, Flip Orley. When Flip takes the stage and rolls up his sleeves, his audience can expect two hours fun and an experience they will never forget! His one-man show has set comedy club attendance records from coast to coast. Faithful fans and new comers alike find themselves screaming with laughter as Flip ignites his volunteers' subconscious minds and transforms reality. What sets Orley apart from others in his craft, is his true comedic ability, delivering a hilarious stand up set before unleashing his volunteers creative imaginations.
Theatre

Flip Orley: America's Premier Comic Hypnotist

March 21, 2015 | 8:00PM
When comedy meets hypnotism, it's a one of a kind act, and it's coming to Citre des Arts on March 21, 2015 at 8:00pm!
Theatre

Forest Huval at Artmosphere

January 7, 2017 | 10:00 PM
Forest Huval is an intrepid upcoming musician with a voyager's soul. A native of Cecilia, Louisiana, his soulful vocals along with his effortless accordion and intense fiddle playing can get anyone up and dancing.
Live Music

FOREST HUVAL BAND + THE MAD MINSTRELS featuring Cedric Watson and Jon Stone

May 20, 2016 | 8:00pm
Doors open at 8
Show starts at 9:30

Forest Huval is an intrepid upcoming musician with a voyager's soul. A native of Cecilia, La, forest was influenced by legendary Cajun musician. His soulful vocals along with his effortless accordion and intense fiddle playing can get any crowd up and dancing. The young accordionist and fiddle player continues to hone his melodic craft with a reverence for master works and respectful nudge to the edges in original efforts. Forest aspires on working diligently to keep the true authentic style of Cajun music alive both within and beyond Louisiana.

The Mad Minstrels Described as Roadside Acoustic Walkabout Dance Music featuring Cedric Watson on Banjo and Jon Stone on Fiddle.
Live Music

French Fun Day

Saturday, May 6th | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Stories, activities and special guests presenting en français. Prairie Elementary's musical group, Mardi de Music, will perform live. Open to all ages.
Things to Do,Kids

French Press Fifth Anniversary/Customer Appreciation Party

February 20, 2015 | 6PM
In January, the French Press hit a major milestone celebrating five years in business. Justin, Margaret and The French Press staff would like to extend an invitation to their customers to show their appreciation for helping them get to where they are today.
Theatre

Friday the 13th with The Amazing Nuns + Easy Age

Friday, January 13, 2017 | 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Rock out with The Amazing Nuns and Easy Age on Friday the 13th at Artmosphere!
Live Music

Friends Mystery Book Sale

January 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM
Do you love a good mystery? Pick up some at a great price and support the Friends of the Lafayette Public Library.
Kids

Girls on the Run 5K

December 5th | 9:00am
A fun and inspiring event for the entire community at Parc Sans Souci.
Men, women, boys and girls of all ages are invited to join us. The event is non-competitive but a clock will be available at the finish line for runners to check their times. Every finisher will receive a custom Girls on the Run 5k medal.
Things to Do

Girls on the Run 5k

Saturday, May 6th | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The event is non-competitive but a clock will be available at the finish line for runners to check their times. Every finisher will receive a custom Girls on the Run 5k medal. Men, women, boys and girls of all ages are invited to join.
Things to Do,Kids

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Features Guinness Award Winning Freestyle Rapper - Isaac Knox

September 24th | 7:30PM
Silverbacks Improv Theatre will perform their signature show with an assist from Orlando-based freestyle rapper, Isaac Knox. Knox is the freestyle rap class creator & instructor at SAK Comedy Lab in Orlando, FL.
Live Music

Gulf Brew 2014

October 18th | 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Acadiana Center for the Arts presents Gulf Brew 2014, and this year the beer is back Downtown!
Live Music

Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner

Friday, October 30 | 7pm
Please join us for a night of great food and fun for our October MURDER MYSTERY DINNER! Participate in the Halloween themed Murder Mystery Dinner; Curse of the Evil Eye, at Esprit de Coeur on October 30. The Murder Mysteries are played over the course of hor d'oeuvres and a themed dinner. A tantalizing prize package awaits our top sleuths of the evening.
Theatre

Ham Radio Classes at Lafayette Science Museum

January 17, 2017 | 6:00 PM
Lafayette Science Museum with the support of Acadiana Amateur Radio Association will be offering an 8-week ham radio course every Tuesday at 6:00 PM starting January 17, 2017 at Lafayette Science Museum.
Museums,Kids

Ham Radio Classes Being Offered at Lafayette Science Museum

August, 2016 | 6:30pm
Lafayette Science Museum (LSM) with the support of Acadiana Amateur Radio Association (AARA) will again be offering an 8-week ham radio course every Tuesday at 6:30pm starting August 9th, 2016 at LSM. After the successful completion of the test the student will be awarded an FCC technical class license for ham radio operation. This course is open to anyone and lasts up to 8 weeks depending on the progress of each student. Course material will be $20 and there is a FCC fee of $15 at the time of testing.
Museums

Hamilton Social for Teens: Main Library

Saturday, April 1st | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hamilton fans unite for this social. Rise up for sing-alongs, party games, trivia, and much more! Ages 12-18. Registration begins Monday, March 20th.
Theatre,Things to Do,Kids

Has Beans at Artmosphere

January 26, 2017 | 9:00 PM - 12:00 PM
An eclectic mix of Cajun, Zydeco, Americana, Swamp Blues and songs from The Red Beans and Rice Revue including many original songs as well. Unafraid to color outside of the lines, but keeping a strong dance groove going, Has Beans can deliver a good time!
Live Music

Hawaiian Luau Popup Dinner at the Wurst Biergarten

Thursday, May 18th | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Wurst will recreate the Luau experience for you without having to spend a fortune on airline tickets. They will cook a whole hog and bringing you other Hawaiian delights. You will not want to miss the show and great food!
Things to Do

Hill Country Hounds at Artmosphere

January 5, 2017 | 10:00 PM
Two years ago, while building the Cockadoodle Convent (chicken coop) at Ye Olde College Inn, owner Johnny Blancher suggested that Jason Brettel start a Tex-Mex band. So it began. Finding the right group of players proved to be no easy task. Harder, in fact, than finding their sound, which quickly crystallized into a witty Country/Americana with a hint of the tejano sound lingering.
Live Music

Historic comedy troupe, The Second City, bringing songs and laughs to AcA

March 3, 2015 | 7:30PM
Chicago's historic improvisational comedy troupe, The Second City, is one of the most successful improvisation companies in the world.
Theatre

History of the Oil and Gas Industry in Lafayette

January 15, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Presented by the Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library present.
Local writer and former editor for The Advertiser Jim Bradshaw will speak on the oil industry in Lafayette and Louisiana. Seating is limited and admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
Museums

Holiday Downtown Alive!

November 26th | 5:30PM
Join us for the Official City Christmas Tree Lighting on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 to celebrate the start of the Holiday season! The Pine Leaf Boys will be there to warm your ears, while you indulge in fresh gumbo! Don't forget to bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots!
Downtown Alive!,Live Music

Homebrewing 101

January 18, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Members of the Dead Yeast Society will show how to get started in the brewing process. Please note that we are unable to serve samples. Adults only, please.
Museums

Hook and Boil Presents: Boiling Over

Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 12:00PM- 4:00PM
Hook and Boil present Boiling Over in Parc Sans Souci on Saturday, February 4th! This community event gives everyone a chance to welcome Hook and Boil to Downtown Lafayette while benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana!

Come out to enjoy Three37, boiled crawfish, drinks, and fun jumps for the kids!
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Hope Fest

April 9, 2016 |12:00pm
Join the STM junior class for the 10th annual Hopefest. This year, all proceeds are directed to the STM Options Program and the Desomeaux Foundation. Hopefest is a day of fun that includes great food, family-friendly activities and live music all day. This is a rain or shine event.
Things to Do

Hopefest

Saturday, April 8th | 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Hopefest offers great live music all day featuring some of the hottest bands & musicians, from Grammy nominees to American Idols, from the best of Cajun & Zydeco to #1 hit artists. The day begins with some of Acadiana's newest talent.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Horton Dance Technique Workship with Leigha Porter

Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 12 PM
Leigh Porter is trained in Horton technique via the Pedagogy Teacher Workshop at The Ailey School in New York City and has created a unique training program sharing Horton Dance in the Acadiana community. Join her at Basin Arts for her workshop on Saturday, February 18th.
Live Music,Things to Do

Hottest Night of the Year

August 29th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Live Music

I'm... So... Happy Exhibit Featuring Artist Erin Broussard Opens at Cite des Arts

May 9th - 31st
Visit the Gallery at Citre des Arts and view the exhibit, I'M��_SO��_HAPPY, the works of Visual Artist Erin Broussard. A native of South Louisiana and a graduate of the Fine Arts Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the exhibit is a collection of almost 300 pieces from 1999 to present from this very talented and prolific Acadiana native that will include drawings, masks and production posters.
ArtWalk,Theatre

Iberia Bank Presents Celebrity Singer-Songwriter, Jason Mraz, At AcA June 14

June 14, 2016 | 8:00pm
Celebrity singer-songwriter, Jason Mraz, will perform in AcA's James Moncus Theater for a pop up show on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 8:00pm. Mraz, who has quietly amassed a vibrant fan base through music, philanthropy, and being a global citizen, continues to deliver positive messages and soulful, folk-pop sounds to audiences around the world. AcA will host the the two-time Grammy Award winner, and six-time nominee, for An Evening with Jason Mraz and His Guitar in Lafayette, Louisiana in just over one week.
Live Music

In Skilled Hands at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Thursday, March 2nd | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join Lafayette General for a fundraising event to support Lafayette General Health in continuing its mission "To Restore, Maintain and Improve Health".

To celebrate National Doctors' Day, they are holding an exhibition of the artwork created by our most creative employees, friends, family and other talented members of our community.
Things to Do

International Day of Planetaria

12-Mar-17
Celebrate International Day of Planetaria, celebrated in domes around the world at the Lafayette Science Museum!
Museums,Kids

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry

December 14-15, 2016 | 7:30pm
Be transported to Bedford Falls in this inspired retelling of everyone's favorite Holiday movie! Complete with amusing jingles and classic sound effects produced right on stage, It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed in the style of a live 1940's radio broadcast and has become an annual favorite in cities across America. The classic tale about the power of community features local actors and is directed by Joshua McClymont.
Theatre,Kids

Jambalaya Cook-Off

April 7, 2016 | 9:00am
The Kiwanis Southwest-Lafayette Jambalaya will help benefit the United Way by serving up the best jambalaya Lafayette has to offer. Create a team or join the event through unitedway.org
Things to Do

Janky Karaoke

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Janky Karaoke at Artmosphere
Live Music

Jason Isbell

December 16, 2016 | 7:30pm
Every once in a while, and not that often, a popular musician comes along whose work is both profoundly personal and evocative of the larger moment, merging the specifics of lived experience in a particular time and place to the realities of our shared journey as a community, a people. The work of such artists as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and Kurt Cobain - and now Jason Isbell, I would argue, with his new album Something More Than Free - spreads irresistibly outward from the soul, that private well of vision and emotion, into the broader realm of cultural history, sharpening our ability to see, expanding our ability to feel, and restoring our sense that we belong not only to ourselves but to an extended spiritual family. The songs create a space to be together, and closer together than we were before.
Theatre,Live Music,Kids

Jeff G. Stephens Photography Gallery Show

August 9th | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Jeff G. Stephens is a photographer born and raised outside of Alexandria who began showing and selling his work and entering national exhibitions at the end of 2013. His current interests are landscape, urban landscape, long-exposure nightscapes, and astrophotography.
ArtWalk

Jennifer Smith: Pop Tondo Plus Art Exhibit At Cite des Arts

October 10th | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
"Reduce, reuse, recycle!" This is a motto of local artist Jennifer Smith of New Iberia. On Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 6 p.m.-9p.m., visitors will be able to marvel at the trendy and thrifty collection of Jennifer Smith during the 2nd Saturday ArtWalk at Citre des Arts, where refreshments will be served.
ArtWalk

JJ Grey & Mofro with David Ramirez

March 10, 2016 | 7:30pm
JJ Grey's latest album Ol' Glory was released last year and garnered high praise from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Garden & Gun, Relix, PopMatters, Diffuser.com and many more.

JJ's song "The Sun is Shining Down" was included in the Season Three finale of the acclaimed series House Of Cards.
Live Music

Julia Lucille + Kaitlin Montero + Renree Reed

February 2, 2017 | 9:00 PM
Sickbay presents Julia Lucille, Kaitlin Montero, and Renree Reed at Artmosphere Bistro!
Live Music

Julian Primeaux and His Rowdy Company at Greenroom

Saturday, February 25th | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Julian Primeaux and His Royal Rowdy Company will be rocking the house next Saturday at Greenroom!
Live Music,Things to Do

Just Us Grillin' Hamburger Cook-Off

April 20th | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Just Us Grillin' Hamburger Cook-Off raises funds for The Southwest Louisiana MS Foundation, Founded by the late Dr. Robert Martinez, to provide direct support, education and assistance to local MS patients. All while allowing the Lafayette community to come together and enjoy some great cookin' for a cause!
Live Music,Things to Do

Justin Townes Earle & The Sadies

Saturday, May 6th | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Fresh off the announcement of his signing with New West Records and his new album coming in Spring, Justin will be performing new and old songs with his 5 piece band across the country at Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Live Music,Things to Do

Kevin Naquin for Pancreatic Cancer Research

June 2, 2016 | 6pm-9pm
Please Mark Your Calendars For A Concert and Fund Raiser Benefiting Pancreatic Cancer Research. June 2nd 6-9pm Downtown Parc Sans Souci, Featuring Kevin Naquin and The Ossun Playboys along with Ken Holloway.

Silent Auction and a Celebrity Dunking Booth! 100 % of all Proceeds will go towards Research not salaries and administration cost. Half will stay here in Acadiana with Lafayette General Foundation and Cancer Center of Acadiana. Contact for more info and if your interested in being a sponsor!
Things to Do

Keyboards, Carols, and Candlelight

December 20, 2015 | 6:00 pm
Musicians at First Baptist Lafayette will present a unique musical experience in "Keyboards, Carols, and Candlelight." The program, scheduled for Sunday, December 20, will showcase the talents of ten keyboard artists on five pianos and organ.
Live Music

Kidz Kabaret Presents "Alice in Wonderland Jr."

November 18-27, 2016
Don't be late for this very important date with Alice, the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, Queen of Hearts and the rest of the creatures of Wonderland live on stage in this beloved, classic story.
Theatre,Kids

Kidz Kabaret presents "Spring Sing"

January 11- February 15 | 4:30pm- 6:00pm
Kidz Kabaret presents "Spring Sing." This new Kidz Kabaret-style production will feature a variety of songs and dances from beloved musicals, including previous Kidz Kabaret productions as well as various acting scenes from stories and folktales. It will be, in essence, a true cabaret with the Kidz Kabaret mission at the forefront - giving each child the opportunity to perform and play a pivotal role in a production.
Theatre,Live Music,Kids

Kidz Kabaret presents The Wizard of Oz

July 24-August 2 | 7:30pm
Kidz Kabaret presents The Wizard of Oz (Young Performers Edition) on July 24, 25, 26, 31, and August 1 and 2. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at Citre des Arts (109 Vine St., Downtown Lafayette). Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children. They can be purchased online at www.citedesarts.org or reserved by telephone at 337-291-1122.
Theatre,Kids

Kind Cousin with Special Guest Alexis and the Samurai to Play at Cit̬ des Arts

January 8, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Norwood Recording Company presents an intimate evening with Kind Cousin, with special guest Alexis and the Samurai, Friday Jan. 8, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at Cit̬ des Arts, 109 Vine Street downtown Lafayette, tickets are $12 and available at citedesarts.org or by calling 337-291-1122.
Live Music

Kiwanis Zydeco Pancake Breakfast

October 10th | 8:00am
Join the Kiwanis of Acadiana for their 15th Annual Zydeco Pancake Breakfast benefiting a new Zydeco Park in Lafayette and Kiwanis programs! Pancakes will be coming hot off the griddle from 8:00am - 11:00am. The event will be full of fun activities for young and old, not to mention all the pancakes you can eat! During breakfast, Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys will be playing great music to get the entire family dancing. There will also be a children's area with games, face painting, and more.
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

KOKLA Wednesday NITE

Wednesday, May 3rd | 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sing with Kings during karaoke at The Greenroom!
Live Music,Things to Do

Krewe des Chiens

February 18, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Stop by Parc Sans Souci right after the Krewe de Chiens parade for some fun at their "Pawty in the Parc". Food and entertainment will be available right after the parade until 6 PM!
Things to Do

Kruisin' For Kids Classic Car and Truck Show

17-Sep-16
The Children's Museum of Acadiana is revvin' up for this years car show! Bring your kids to experience the fun!
Museums,Things to Do,Kids

L'Amour de Loin

December 10th | 12pm
Theatre

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

Wednesday, March 1st | 8:00 - 11:00 PM
Lafayette Comedy presents the new weekly stand-up comedy open mic at Steam Press Coffee Cafe.

This week's headliners: Andrew Polk & Grant Gordon
Live Music

Lafayette Mardi Gras Indians

February 11, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Big Chief Zydeco Mike and guests will discuss the history and art of masking. Kids will have a chance to create their own beaded and feathered creation.
Kids

Lafayette Public Library's Summer Reading Kickoff Event

May 27, 2016 | 10am
Get the summer started off right at the Lafayette Public Library's annual Summer Reading Kickoff event. The whole family (children, teens and adults) can sign up for one of the library's Summer Reading Programs and earn prizes for reading this summer! The kickoff will also include lots of free family activities, like crafts, face painting, and even a petting zoo, as well as performances by Harvey Rabbit and Friends and Mitch the Magician and interactive booths from community organizations like AOC Community Media, Children's Museum of Acadiana, Acadiana Center for the Arts and Lafayette Science Museum. This free event is open to the public and takes place Friday, May 27 at the Main Library in Downtown Lafayette, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Check LafayettePublicLibrary.org for more information, or to see a full listing of all the great library programs that will be offered throughout the summer.
Kids

Lafayette Reads Together

January 17th - February 4th
Lafayette Reads Together is a community-wide reading and learning experience from the Lafayette Public Library, the Lafayette Parish School System and many local organizations. Visit our libraries for free copies of the graphic novel Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson starting Tuesday, January 17. The full list of programming for LRT can be found at Lafayette Public Library

Lafayette Reads Together will end with Lafayette Reads Together Fest on Saturday, February 4th. Adults and kids will love this Ms. Marvel-inspired afternoon with Pakistani performer Mehnaz Hoosein, henna artists, Indian dance and more! Join us for an afternoon of fun that will get you in the spirit for Lafayette Reads Together. Open to all ages.

Kids

Lafayette's Road to Recovery Concert

August 14th | 6:00pm
Join the Lafayette community on Friday, August 14th, in Parc International for a concert featuring some of Acadiana's favorite artists. Proceeds from the Road to Recovery Concert will go to help the victims of July 23rd's tragic events. Performers will include Wayne Toups, Keith Frank, Cupid, Blaine Roy, and Joel Martin.
Live Music,Things to Do

Latin Dance classes at Citre des Arts

February 2, 2015 | 6:30PM-8:30PM
February 2, 2015, is the first day of regularly scheduled Latin dance classes which will be taught on Mondays from 6:30PM until 8:30PM and on Thursdays from 6:30PM until 8:30PM at Citre des Arts.
Theatre

Latin Music Festival

October 4th | NOON
The Latin Music Festival is 12 years old and will be held, again, at Parc International in Downtown Lafayette.
Live Music

Lil' Buck Sinegal

December 22, 2016 | 10:00pm- 1:00am
Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal is touted as the best guitar slinger South Louisiana has to offer. The world's finest zydeco guitarist is performing at Artmosphere Wednesday, December 22, 2016 at 10:00pm.
Live Music

LillyBrave at Artmosphere Bistro

July 26th | 9:00pm
LillyBrave is A Unique Group of Independent Musicians who write and perform Soulful melodic Pop songs.
Live Music

Little Shop of Horrors - The Musical

Oct 24 - Nov 9 | Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm; Sunday 2:00pm
Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy horror rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises an alien plant that feeds on human blood and flesh.
Theatre

Live Music at Artmosphere Bisro

March 1st - March 31st
Check out live music all throughout the month of March at https://www.facebook.com/Artmosphere1/.
Live Music

LIVE MUSIC: Artmosphere Bistro

May 22, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Enjoy live music at Artmosphere Bistro!
Live Music,Things to Do

Louisiana Zydeco: Black History Month Book Discussion

February 16, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Join local author, Sherry Broussard, as she discusses her book, Louisiana Zydeco, and shares stories of Zydeco musicians who live in the area, complete with some pictures and some music.
Museums,Live Music

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney at Cite des Arts

July 3rd - 11th | 7:30pm
Love Letters by A. R. Gurney will run at Cite des Arts July 3rd & 4th and 10th & 11th at 7:30pm.
Theatre

Lundi Gras Masquerade Party with New Native Brass Band

Monday, February 27th | 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
This Lundi Gras, dress in your favorite Mardi Gras attire and celebrate at Greenroom while Lafayette's own brass band, The New Native Brass Band, keeps you dancing all night long!
Live Music,Things to Do

Lundi Gras with LillyBrave + Maintenance + Particle Devotion

Monday, February 27th | 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Celebrate Lundi Gras with LillyBrave, Maintenance, and Particle Devotion at Artmosphere.
Live Music,Things to Do

LUS Fiber Movies in the Parc- Finding Dory

Saturday, May 13th | 6pm
Downtown Lafayette's LUS Fiber Movies in the Parc offers family- friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Saturday, May 13th, Finding Dory comes to Parc International! Come and witness the epic undersea adventure of the forgetful fish Dory. Gates open at 200 Garfield Street at 6pm and the movie starts at dusk.
Movies in the Parc,Things to Do,Kids

LUS Fiber Movies in the Parc- Moana

Saturday May 27, 2017 | 6pm
Downtown Lafayette's LUS Fiber Movies in the Parc offers family- friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Saturday, May 27th, Moana comes to Parc International! Come and witness the daring journey of Moana and her demigod sidekick Maui in a search to save her people and find her true identity. Gates open at 200 Garfield Street at 6pm and the movie starts at dusk.
Movies in the Parc,Things to Do,Kids

LUS Fiber Movies in the Parc- Zooptopia

May 20th, 2017 | 6pm
Downtown Lafayette's LUS Fiber Movies in the Parc offers family- friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Saturday, May 20th, Zootopia comes to Parc International! Come and witness the land of Zootopia where a bunny cop sets out to solve her first mystery. Gates open at 200 Garfield Street at 6pm and the movie starts at dusk.
Movies in the Parc,Things to Do,Kids

Maracas in May

May 2nd | 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Maracas in May will take place at Parc International in Downtown Lafayette on Saturday, May 2, 2015 and aims to provide top notch entertainment, as well as great food and drinks making it THE destination for you & ALL of your friends and family.
The 2015 line-up includes:

Ray Boudreaux
Soul Creole
Wailers
Live Music,Things to Do

March Murder Mystery

March 19, 2016 | 6:30pm
On Saturday, March 19, Esprit de Coeur will host an Easter themed Murder Mystery Dinner! On this night patrons will participate in solving a murder over the course of a themed dinner. Clues will be given and the suspects will speak on their behalf as you and your investigative teamwork together to solve whodunit. A tantalizing prize package awaits the top sleuths of the evening.
Theatre

Mardi Gras with Bonsoir Catin

February 13, 2015 | 9pm
Mardi Gras Weekend, Friday February 13th 9pm
Live Music

Mardi Grawl: Masquerade Edition

Friday, February 17, 2017
Get ready for Downtown Lafayette's first official Mardi Graw Pub Crawl featuring some of Downtown's best bars and restaurants!
Live Music

May ArtWalk: Pleasure Pointless

Saturday, May 13th | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Gallery 333 is pleased to present Pleasure Pointless, an art exhibition by artist and photographer Josh Coen.

Running from May 13th until June 9th, Pleasure Pointless will explore the fleeting inconsistencies and uncompromising truths the human body can emulate in various identities. The exhibition will be comprised of both traditional and non-traditional forms of photography, paintings, sculptures, and installations, bringing to question the very expectations of art, photography, sexuality, and the human form.
ArtWalk,Things to Do

Merlin & Vivien by John Fiero and Forrest M. Byrd

April 29- May 8
"Merlin & Vivien," a full-length one-act play, is scheduled for six performances at Citre des Arts, 109 Vine Street, in downtown Lafayette, starting on April 29. The play is a collaborative merging of a series of poems written by Forrest M. Byrd and their encapsulating dialogue written by John W. Fiero. Both writers are former colleagues of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's English Department and longtime friends. They also were mainstays in the Eavesdrop Theatre.
Theatre

Merlin & Vivien by John Fiero and Forrest M. Byrd to be performed at Citre des Arts

September 16-25, 2016 | 7:30pm
"Merlin & Vivien," a full-length one-act play, is scheduled for six performances at Citre des Arts, 109 Vine Street, in downtown Lafayette, starting on September 16. The play is a collaborative merging of a series of poems written by Forrest M. Byrd and their encapsulating dialogue written by John W. Fiero. Both writers are former colleagues of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's English Department and longtime friends. They also were mainstays in the Eavesdrop Theatre.
Theatre

Michel Joseph Band at the Wurst

11-Feb-17
Stop the by The Wurst Biergarten after Artwalk for an evening of original folk/rock/reggae sounds ready to make you all dance con amor on the 11th.
Live Music

Michel Joseph Band: End of the School Year Party

Friday May 26, 2017 | 9 pm - 12:00 am
Michel Joseph Band will be hosting an end-of-school-year celebration & special CD release party at the Blue Moon Saloon.

Live Music,Things to Do

Mid-Week Farmers & Artisans Market

Wednesdays | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown is happy to invite you to the Mid-Week Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm happening in Parc Sans Souci every Wednesday from 4-7pm through November 25th.
Things to Do

Mid-Week Market at Parc Sans Souci

November 5th | 3-6pm
The Farmer's Market is coming Downtown to Parc Sans Souci one time only!

Things to Do

Mike Dillon Artwalk!

Saturday, May 13th | 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Head to The Wurst Biergarten for art, beer, and music from Mike Dillon on Saturday, May 13th!
ArtWalk,Live Music,Things to Do

Miles Perret Benefit Concert - Featuring Martina McBride

October 28th | 6:00pm
Join Miles Perret Cancer Services for an Evening with Martina McBride at Lafayette's own Parc International! Tickets include Cajun cuisine, beer, and wine. Your ticket purchase supports local families fighting, surviving, and living with cancer.
Live Music,Things to Do

Mimosa Brunch with Sarah Cowart

January 15, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Enjoy the musical stylings of Sarah Cowart and delicious brunch at Artmosphere.
Live Music

Movie in the Neighborhood - Hotel Transylvania

Saturday, September 26th | 6pm
Downtown Lafayette's Movies in the Parc presented by Cox offers family- friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Saturday, September 26th, we're bringing the movie to the neighborhood! The McComb-Veazey Neighborhood & Downtown Lafayette present Hotel Transylvania for a neighborhood movie night at 905 Surrey Street (across from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church). Neighborhood social starts at 6pm, movie starts at dark. Concessions open at 6pm. Admission is FREE and this event is open to the public!
Movies in the Parc

Movies in the Parc - Brave

August 15th | 6:00pm
Start practicing your archery because Merida will be at the Parc on August 15th! Kids and adults alike are invited to join us under the stars in Parc International at 6:00pm for concessions and movie magic.
Movies in the Parc,Kids

Movies in the Parc - Despicable Me 2

September 20th | 6:00PM
Come join us under the stars at Parc International to watch Gru and his minions in Despicable Me 2!
Movies in the Parc,Kids

Movies in the Parc - Freetown Neighborhood Movie - Karate Kid

August 29th | 6pm
The Freetown-Port Rico Neighborhood & Downtown Lafayette present Karate Kid for a neighborhood movie night!
Saturday, August 29th
6PM
Corner of Vermilion & Johnston Streets

Free Admission & Open to the public
Walk from Home | Meet Neighbors | See a Movie

Brought to you by Cox Communications, 99.9 KTDY, The Daily Advertiser and Downtown Lafayette.
Movies in the Parc,Kids

Movies In the Parc - Jurassic Park

May 16th | 6:00pm
Join us under the stars on Saturday, May, 16th for this prehistoric classic. Kids and adults alike can enjoy digging for dino bones, popcorn and concessions, and free admission to the Lafayette Science Museum.
Movies in the Parc,Kids

Movies in the Parc - Lego Movie

November 14th | 4:30pm
Let's build a night the kids won't forget! Join us downtown on Saturday, November 14th, for a screening of the Lego Movie in Parc International.
Movies in the Parc,Kids

Movies in the Parc - North by Northwest

September 27th | 6:00PM
Saturday, September 27th features North by Northwest at Parc de Lafayette, located at 539 Jefferson Street. Have your own Hitchcock silhouette made while you enjoy martinis and beer for this night out under the stars.
Movies in the Parc

Movies in the Parc - Tangled

May 23rd | 6:00pm
Join us on Saturday May, 23rd under the stars to see if Elsa can keep her cool when she becomes Queen of Arendelle in Disney's Frozen. Gates open at 6:00pm and the movie starts at dusk.
Movies in the Parc,Kids

Movies in the Parc- Finding Nemo

May 14, 2016 | 6pm
Downtown Lafayette's Movies in the Parc presented by Cox offers family- friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Saturday, May 14th, Finding Nemo comes to Parc International! Come and see the lengths one father will go through in order to retrieve his son in this whacky adventure. Gates open at 200 Garfield Street at 6pm and the movie starts at dusk.
Movies in the Parc

Movies in the Parc- Inside Out

May 28, 2016 | 6pm
Downtown Lafayette's Movies in the Parc presented by Cox offers family- friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Saturday, May 28th, Inside Out comes to Parc International! So its time to get in touch with all your emotions. Gates open at 200 Garfield Street at 6pm and the movie starts at dusk.
Movies in the Parc

Movies in the Parc- Minions

May 7, 2016 | 6pm
Downtown Lafayette's Movies in the Parc presented by Cox offers family- friendly, movie events featuring crowd favorites under the stars! Saturday, May 7th, Minions comes to Parc International! Time to learn the origin of your favorite little helpers. Gates open at 200 Garfield Street at 6pm and the movie starts at dusk.
Movies in the Parc

Muscle Walk of Lafayette

May 21, 2016 | 6:00am
Please join us on Saturday, May 21st at Parc San Souci as we honor our loved ones - adults and children with any of the more than 40 muscle diseases. We walk to raise funds to help MDA continue to fund research and provide services to the more than 850 families we serve throughout Central and Southwest LA.
Things to Do

MUSE: After Effects

February 9, 2015 | 4:30PM-6PM
Create a ten-second animated loop of your name within After Effects to later use in any video you wish.
Theatre

MUSE: Audio for Television

February 23, 2015 | 4:30-6PM
Learn to stream your local game content on the Stream Network and Twitch TV.
Theatre,Kids

MUSE: Tabletop Story-Telling

February 2, 2015 | 4:30PM-6PM
Learn a form of filmmaking in which small-staged sets and objects are filmed and manipulated in front of a green screen that can make them appear in any imaginable background. Use puppets and pre-made text bubbles to create short films.
Theatre

Music Mania

Saturday, March 18th | 6:00 PM
Get your tickets while they last for the exclusive Music Mania Benefit at Acadiana Center for the Arts! The benefit will include a showstopping spread prepared by nationally recognized chef, Justin Girouard, and a musical performance and Q & A session with the Revelers.
Live Music,Things to Do

Musician Aden Paul to Perform at Citre des Arts

July 9, 2016 | 7:30pm
Citre des Arts continues to bring intimate, all ages singer/songwriter performances to its main stage by presenting singer/songwriter/guitarist Aden Paul on Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m., at 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $12, including sales tax, and can be purchased at citedesarts.org, or by calling 337-291-1122.
Live Music

My Town Story Time

July 19, 2016 | 10:30 am
Come out to the Lafayette Public Library to have story time with Megan Arceneaux from Hub City Cycles. Come out to enjoy story time with the whole family and some local rock stars from our community.
Kids

Nachimo Studio Showing at Basin Arts

Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Every January, NACHMO (National Choreography Month) challenges choreographers, dancers, and movers of all types to create a new dance piece in one month. This national event occurs in cities across the US including New York, Chicago, Boston and now Lafayette, La! Join us at Basin Arts as some of our local choreographers share their brand new dances with the public for the first time.
Theatre

New Year's Noon

December 31, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
20th Annual New Year's Noon!

New Year's Noon the only kids' event to say good-bye to 2016 and hello to 2017 will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Children's Museum of Acadiana.
Museums,Kids

Norwood Recording Co. Presents an Intimate Evening with Peter Mulvey and Special Guest: Clay Parker & Jodi James

April 17, 2016 | 7:00pm
Over the past 20 years, Mulvey has pursued a restless, eclectic path as a writer and musician - immersing himself in Tin PanAlley jazz, modern acoustic, poetry, narrative, and Americana stylings. Relentlessly touring as a headliner - his attitude is, "When you love what you do, you can work all the time," - he has also shared the stage with luminaries such as Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson, Ani diFranco, Indigo Girls, and Greg Brown, and has attracted an audience that stretches from Anchorage to Amsterdam.

Peter Mulvey began as a self-described "city kid" from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He played, wrote, and sang in bands while studying theatre there, and then traveled to Dublin, Ireland, in 1989, where he learned the trade of the street singer. Returning to the States, he relocated to Boston with two self-released CDs in hand: Brother Rabbit Speaks (1992) and Rain (1994). In Boston he took to playing in the subways as a full-time occupation. The seven hour sessions playing to passers-by and commuters not only strengthened his accomplished guitar playing but also sharpened his innate gifts as a communicator. In a few short years he had made the transition to touring songwriter. He signed with indie upstart Eastern Front Records, released Rapture (1995) and Deep Blue (1997), and threw himself into a life on the road. He quickly released Glencree (1998), recorded live in Ireland.
The road years further seasoned his abilities as a performer. Whether playing solo or with a band in tow, Mulvey has a rare ability to hold an audience's attention and transport them, using wit, humor, and a subtle but sophisticated melodic and harmonic sensibility to gracefully introduce complex and provocative concepts and characters.

Having since resettled back in Milwaukee, Peter has continued his touring life while making seven solo records with Signature Sounds, the venerable singer/songwriter label in western Massachusetts' fertile musical Pioneer Valley. His sixth release, The Trouble With Poets (2000), features the title track which remains among his best-known songs. 2002 brought Ten Thousand Mornings, a CD of cover songs recorded live on Boston's Davis Square subway platform. The name refers to the collective number of commuters' mornings Peter hoped he was entertaining, or touching, in some way. His albums have always maintained the spontaneity and edge of his live performances, including his 2004 Kitchen Radio and 2006 CD, The Knuckleball Suite, both of which were recorded in just a few days with a band of sympathetic co-conspirators. He followed the ensemble vibe of these records with Notes from Elsewhere (2007), which consists of solo acoustic recordings of some of his most popular songs.
Live Music

NYE Party w/ Social Circle/ The Reaching Hand/ Bayou Teche Cask

December 31, 2016 | 7:00 PM
First annual Wurst New Years Eve Party featuring Social Circle and The Reaching Hand!
Live Music

NYE with Cedryl Ballou and Pine Leaf Boys

December 31, 2016 | 9:00 PM
Come bring in the New Year with our annual New Years Eve dance at Artmosphere, this year with Zydeco sensation, Cedryl Ballou, opening the show and Pine Leaf Boys bringing in the New Year!
Live Music

O'Conner Family Band

March 30th & March 31st | 7:30 PM
The extraordinary Appalachian Fiddler brings his Family and invites local fiddler friends: Michael Doucet, Beau Thomas, and James Linden Hogg to perform at the Acadiana Center for the Arts March 30th and March 31st.
Live Music,Things to Do

Oktoberfest Comes to Acadiana

September 19-23, 2016
Across the Atlantic, some of the world's best beer is frothing and flowing freely as Oktoberfest celebrations begin in Munich, Germany. Luckily, Acadiana lovers of barley and hops can get in on the action during The Wurst Biergarten's Craft Beer Week.
Live Music

Operating AOC's Portable Cameras

February 25, 2015 | 10AM-12PM
This workshop offers hands-on training with AOC's portable video cameras.
Theatre

Orientation

February 19, 2015 | 10AM-12PM
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.
Theatre

Orientation

February 3, 2015 | 6PM-8PM
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.
Theatre,Live Music

Passport to the Arts AcA Summer Camp

June 2nd-6th, 2014, 9am-4pm
Passport to the Arts: June 2-6: Explore the World cultures through art making. This multicultural art camp encourages campers to explore the vitality of other world cultures through visual and performing arts. Sign up for one day, or even spend the week with the AcA!
Kids

Patchwork: An Exhibit of Original Paintings by Sheldon Gilton at Cit̬ des Arts

December 12th | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cit̬ des Arts is excited to present the inaugural exhibit of a new young area artist this Second Saturday ArtWalk, Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 6-9 p.m., at 109 Vine Street in Downtown Lafayette. Patchwork by artist Sheldon Gilton, will be the first time this new young artist has exhibited his work.
ArtWalk

Patty in the Parc

March 17, 2016 | 5:30pm
Patty in the Parc is brought to you by Jameson Irish Whiskey.

Patty In The Parc is an annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration located in Downtown Lafayette at Parc International. Every year Patty In The Parc aims to provide top notch entertainment as well as great food and drinks making it the St. Patricks Day destination for you & ALL of your friends and family. Patty In The Parc will be held on March 17, 2016.
Things to Do

Patty in the Parc 2017 w/ Better Than Ezra & Wayne Toups

Friday, March 17th | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Patty In The Parc is an annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration located in Downtown Lafayette at Parc International. Every year Patty In The Parc aims to provide top notch entertainment as well as great food and drinks making it the St. Patricks Day destination for you an all of your friends and family.
Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Peter and the Starcatcher: a Tea Sipper/Wanderlust co-production

May 25th - 28th | 7:30 PM & 2:00 PM
This May, The Tea Sippers' Theatre Company and Wanderlust Production Company are joining forces to bring the imaginative and ingenious Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice to The Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Theatre,Things to Do,Kids

Petty in the Park: Roast Battle + Comedy Show

Saturday May 27, 2017 | 9:00 pm
Clandestine Collective + Lafayette Comedy presents the first ever Petty in the Park Roast Battle: A Mid-Season "Airing of Grievances. Roasters will compete until only one is left standing.
Things to Do

Photography Workshop for High School and Middle School Students

April 16-17, 2016 | 9am
Internationally recognized Cuban photographer, Ramses Hernandez Batista, will offer a workshop in photography for area students on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17. This workshop is based on a successful workshop series he created for young people in Cuba.
Theatre

Planetarium Activities

July-September

Watch for one of the planetarium's telescopes by the Museum at the corner of Jefferson and Congress Streets. See a safely filtered view of the sun and any sunspots that day!
Museums

Planetarium Marathon

Tuesday, July 22nd - Thursday July 24th | 9:30am - 4:00pm
Hey Parents! Are your kids doing too much summer TV binger-watching? Then come to the Lafayette Science Museum to discover educational binge-watching! From July 22nd to July 24th, our planetarium is running back-to-back showings of all our favorite programs.
Museums,Kids

POGUETRY IN MOTION

December 3, 2015 | 9pm

Lost Bayou Ramblers presents POGUETRY IN MOTION feat. Spider Stacy of the Pogues at FeedNSeed!
Live Music

Polly Pry Performs at Citre des Arts

October 22, 2016 | 7:00pm
Toe-tapping, knee-slapping, tear-jerking folk/country band Polly Pry will perform on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at Citre des Arts, 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $10 (plus tax) and can be purchased at citedesarts.org or by calling 337-291-1122 to reserve your seat.
Theatre,Kids

Poodoo Soul Fest Pt. 3

Friday, March 3rd | 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Head to Artmosphere for a great show featuring The Good Dudes, Brass Mimosa, Dustin Gaspard, and The Freetown Sound!

Live Music,Things to Do

Preservation Alliance of Lafayette Hosts Annual History Walk

April 30, 2016 | 1:00pm
Preservation Alliance of Lafayette (PAL) celebrates National Preservation Month at the 5th Annual Preservation History Walk. Proceeds of this year's History Walk will help to promote the rehabilitation of local historic districts surrounding Lafayette's Downtown.

Festivities will begin at the John Nickerson House, located at 310 N. Sterling Street, behind St. Genevieve Catholic Church. The John Nickerson House was built around 1890. The original owner, John Nickerson was an architect who moved to Lafayette from Ontario, Canada, and the house has been home to the Nickerson-Chappuis families for over 120 years.
Museums

Production in AOC's Multi-Purpose Room

February 25, 2015 | 10AM-12PM
This workshop teaches participants how to AOC's larger television studio to produce a live or recorded television show.
Theatre

Professional Development Workshop: Dialectical Journaling with Altered Books & Found Texts

February 7, 2017 | 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Toby Daspit
For teachers of grades 2-12
Explore ways in which dialectical journals can engage readers and writers of any age in conversing with altered books and found texts. Interactive poetry, fiction and theater exercises will provide multiple strategies on enlarging conversations with literary and other texts.
Theatre

Professional Development Workshop: Super-Powered Stories

February 15, 2017 | 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
For classroom, special education and art teachers of grades 3-6
Today's classrooms include an ever-growing number of students with disabilities. The popular art form of cartooning provides an exciting tool to reach all students and to build their expressive and cognitive capacities while unlocking their story-making potential.
Museums

Project Kitchen Band/Skadiana/Smoov-Ras & The Reflection

January 14, 2017 | 9:00 PM
Come out to Artmosphere for a one of a kind rock show with Project Kitchen Band, Skadiana, and Smoov-Ras & The Reflection.
Live Music

Public Meeting for Place Mouton

December 14 | 5:30pm
Join the Place Mouton redesign team for the fourth public meeting to discuss the renovation of Place Mouton as Lafayette's newest civic space! The fourth public meeting will be held at 5:30pm on Monday, December 14th at Place Mouton, 735 Jefferson Street, Downtown. The public is encouraged to attend and participate.
ArtWalk,Museums,Theatre,Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Public Planetarium Programs

October 1-31, 2015
Planetarium programs generally last 35 to 40 minutes. They begin promptly and late entry is not possible. People of all ages are welcome, but programs are not recommended for children younger than school age because of darkness, length, and more.
Things to Do

Public Planetarium Programs December, 2015

December 1-30, 2015
Planetarium programs generally last 35 to 40 minutes. They begin promptly and late entry is not possible. People of all ages are welcome, but programs are not recommended for children younger than school age because of darkness, length, and mor
Things to Do

Public Planetarium Programs November, 2015

November 1-30, 2015
Planetarium programs generally last 35 to 40 minutes. They begin promptly and late entry is not possible. People of all ages are welcome, but programs are not recommended for children younger than school age because of darkness, length, and more.
Things to Do

RAA Gumbo Cook-Off

October 26, 2016 | 5:00pm
RAA Gumbo Cook-Off will be held in Parc International on Wednesday, October 26th. Gates will open at 5:00pm and the gumbo will be hot. Come try out all our teams best gumbo and decide for yourself which gumbo captures your heart.
Things to Do

Ray Boudreaux Sundi Gras Show

Sunday, February 26th | 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Stop by Jefferson Street Pub for a Sundi Gras Show with Ray Boudreaux!
Live Music,Things to Do

Razzmatazz for Kids

January 21, 2017 | 10:30 AM
Coming all the way from Nova Scotia, Canada, this award-winning Razzmatazz for Kids show that will get you clapping your hands, singing and doing motions to their lively original music! Ages 3 and up. This special edition of French Fun Day will include a performance entirely in French.
Live Music,Kids

Realtor Association of Acadiana Gumbo Cook-off

October 14th | 5:00pm
Join the Realtor Association of Acadiana for their annual Gumbo Cook-off in Parc International. Teams will be cooking up pots of gumbo all day, and Downtowners can start tasting when gates open at 4:00pm.
Live Music,Things to Do

Red, White and Tuna | Stage Play by Ed Howard, Joe Sears & Jaston Williams

July 11th - 26th | 7:30pm
Shane Guilbeau and Kyle Bourque are bringing the much anticipated third installment in the Tuna trilogy to Cite Des Arts this summer. "Red, White and Tuna" takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas' third smallest town.
Theatre

Religious Exhibit of Byzantine Icons

November 2015 - February 2016 | M-Th 9-4, Fri 9-12
Explore the new Religious Exhibit of Byzantine Icons at the Saint. John Cathedral museum, now until February.
Museums

Residency Workshop: Your Life is Filled with Stories...So Tell One!

February 11, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
In this workshop you will learn storytelling using personal material and will have the opportunity to develop and tell a story from your own life.
Theatre

Royal Teeth and Brother Jac Festival Afterparty

Friday, April 28th| 9:00 PM
Keep the party going with Royal Teeth and Brother Jac after Festival International de Louisiane at The Wurst!
Live Music,Things to Do

Saints in the Parc

October 30th | 6PM
Come out to Parc Sans Souci for the Saints vs Panthers game!
Live Music,Things to Do

Salutations and Libations - Yoga at The Wurst Biergarten

Saturday, March 25th | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Calling all yogis!The Wurst Biergarten will offer a slow flow class taught by Local Certified Yoga instructor Stacy Barton. You can expect a great workout and of course a delicious cold beer to follow (or during if that's your thing). No experience necessary, all levels welcome.
Things to Do

Sara Virginia Yongue at February Art Walk

Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 6: 00 PM - 9:00 PM
Stop by Rêve Coffee Roasters for the February ArtWalk to view the photography from Courir de Mardi Gras 2016 by Sara Virginia Young.
ArtWalk,Things to Do,Kids

Saturday Morning Retro Cartoons for Adults: Main Library

Saturday, March 25th | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kick back and eat breakfast while watching your favorite classic animated shows from the '80s and '90s. Adults only, please. Refreshments provided.
Things to Do

Savannah Fuentes Presents "La Primavera Flamenco en Vivo" Spring Tour 2015

March 30th | 7:30pm
Savannah Fuentes presents "La Primavera Flamenco en Vivo" Spring Tour 2015, featuring guitarist Gerardo Alcala and vocalist Kina Mendez. This culturally tasteful show will be coming to Citre des Arts on Monday, March 30, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. Savannah Fuentes was born in Seattle, Washington to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry. She commenced her flamenco studies with dancer Ana Montes at the Belltown Ballet and Conditioning Studio at the age of seventeen. Making trips to Spain, she continued to develop her technique and her understanding of the complex art form known as Flamenco.
Live Music

Save the Basin 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Get ready for a great time on January 29th with an art auction, live music, dancing, and food/drinks on offer at Artmosphere! All proceeds from tickets ($10), the art auction, and 10% of all food and drink profits will go directly to Atchafalaya Basinkeeper to protect and restore the Basin and it's ecosystems.
Live Music,Kids

Science on the Bayou - New Year, New Science

January 24, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jefferson Street Pub is hosting the first Science on the Bayou of the new year on January 24th.

Talks from:
Amy Veprauskas, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Mathematics, UL Lafayette
Live Music

Scott Michael Suire Music and Brunch

Sunday, March 5th | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Enjoy brunch, mimosas, bloody mary's and the sounds of Scott Michael Suire at Steam Press !
Live Music,Things to Do,Kids

Seeds to Success

Saturday, March 25th | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Parc Sans Souci will be the backdrop for the Second Annual Seed Scatter on March 25, 2017!

Seeds will be dropped from the parking garage on this is a family oriented, fun filled day.

This year’s grand prize is two nights at Keachi Acres, a breathtaking bed and breakfast about 40 minutes outside of Shreveport. One entry per seed purchase, so be sure to increase your odds and buy more than one!
Things to Do,Kids

Sept Mercer and Johnson/ The Rotten Cores $10

10-Sep-16
The Rotten Cores are a hybrid of vintage country and punk rock, and have been compared to The Pogues, Chet Atkins, The Reverend Horton Heat, and Hank Williams (I & III). Playing mainly original music, the group is lead by singer/guitarist Aden Paul. Whether crooning a murder ballad or shredding on a whiskey fueled Rockabilly tune, he's backed loyally by co-founder and upright bassist Kade Alexander, drummer Roy Durand, and Dr. Sick on lead fiddle that could inspire either a hoe-down or a mosh pit!
Live Music

Sergio + Odair Assad at Acadiana Center for the Arts

February 15, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Brazilian-born brothers Srergio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression. Their exceptional artistry and uncanny ensemble-playing come from a family rich in Brazilian musical tradition and studies under guitarist/lutenist Monina T'vora (1921-2011), a disciple of Andres Segovia.

See them perform at the Acadiana Center for the Arts Wednesday, February 15th!
Museums,Live Music

Shaun Martin + Brass Mimosa

December 1, 2015 | 9pm

Shaun Martin of Snarky Puppy performing Tuesday, December 1. Brass Mimosa to open! 9pm at FeednSeed
Live Music

Short Form Games

February 13, 2016 | 8pm
On ArtWalk night, the Silverbacks will appear at Jefferson Street Pub. This is the first time that the troupe has performed at this downtown Lafayette venue. Improvisers will perform a set of "Short Form Games" - a style popularized by the television show "Whose Line is it Anyway." Audience members can expect quick-moving and silly game concepts, many of which will rely on the audience's input to move the action forward. As a special treat for the audience, the Silverbacks will hold a drawing for Valentine themed gift baskets - one for Singles, and one for Couples.
Theatre

Short Form Spectacular at September ArtWalk

September 12, 2015 | 8PM
This ArtWalk, Silverbacks will present a high-energy blend of their audience's favorite short-form games. Short-form improv is a style that was made popular by the television show "Who's Line is it Anyway?" Improvisers will play short games based on sets of rules and themes. Sometimes, they'll even suffer a little bit��_which the audience loves. The show begins as ArtWalk is wrapping up. A drink and a show are the perfect dessert for a great night out in downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk

Sickbay presents Grand Nathaniel & the Ghosts + Rad Wagon

December 30, 2016 | 9:00 PM
Sickbay is proud to present Grand Nathaniel & the Ghosts and Rad Wagon, December 30th at the Wurst Biergarten!
Live Music

Sickbay presents the Cavemen + Deep State + Depouille

January 21, 2017 | 9:00 PM
Sickbay presents the Cavemen, Deep State (Athens, GA), and Depouille at Artmosphere!
Live Music

Sickbay Presents: Ondeane/James Van Way III/ Scenic World

December 24, 2016 | 8:00pm - 2:00am
Come celebrate your beautifully weird friends and family and whatever kind of love you believe in at The Sickbay Stocking Stuffer on Christmas Eve at Artmosphere ! Featuring performances by Ondeane! James Van Way III! and Scenic World! with a Ho-Ho-Hold Me Now DJ set by The Reaching Hand!
Theatre

Sickbay Presents: The Viatones + Sinners

Friday May 26, 2017 | 9 pm - 12:00 am
Sickbay presents a night of candy-apple-blackhole rock and roll, and southern gothic hellfire and brimstone with THE VIATONES (Lafayette) and SINNERS (Lake Charles) live at The Wurst Biergarten.

Live Music,Things to Do

Silverbacks Improv Celebrates Its 3rd Anniversary With a Free Show

April 29th | 2015
Silverbacks Improv Theatre will celebrate its 3rd anniversary by offering an audience appreciation show on April 29. Admission will be free to all audience, and they will be treated to free popcorn and candy as an extra perk. The show itself will feature favorite improv games of audience members and cast alike.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Presents: DUOS

September 23rd | 7:30pm
Improv comedy group Silverbacks is happy to bring back "Duos." Improvisers will perform sets of scenes with just two performers - exploring deep relationships between two characters. The Silverbacks are also happy to announce that this show will be "Pay-What-You-Can." All ages are welcome at Silverbacks shows.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Presents: LAFAYETTE FAMOUS with Jeramie Big K KinnersonSilverbacks Improv Presents: LAFAYETTE FAMOUS with Jeramie Big K Kinnerson

Saturday, January 10, 7pm
Local Improv Comedy Troupe, Silverbacks, will perform next on the following occasion:

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Lafayette Famous with Jeramie "Big K" Kinnerson
ArtWalk,Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre

June 18th, 2014, 7:30pm
Silverbacks Improv Theatre is back at it! Don't miss the show never to be seen again!
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre

Wednesday, July 30th | 7:30pm
The Silverbacks will follow up its sold out show of Lafayette Famous with Jim Hummel, by introducing their newest member, Monique R. Morton.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre at ArtWalk

July 9, 2016 | 8pm
This ArtWalk, Silverbacks will present a high-energy blend of their audience's favorite short-form games. Short-form improv is a style that was made popular by the television show "Who's Line is it Anyway?" Improvisers will play short games based on sets of rules and themes. Sometimes, they'll even suffer a little bit��_which the audience loves. The show begins as ArtWalk is wrapping up. A drink and a show are the perfect dessert for a great night out in downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre at ArtWalk Featuring: Magical Lying Hour

January 14, 2017 | 8:00 PM
This ArtWalk, Silverbacks will feature a comedy group from Houston, Magical Lying Hour. Magical Lying Hour unites contemporary theater and improvisation into a potent cocktail of fear and thrill. Each scene finds an actress on opening night: memorized and ready. Each scene finds an improviser: ready to create a new world. Together they work each in their own strength and own weakness to create a scene not entirely new and not entirely from the pen of a playwright, but in between, inside the Magical Lying Hour. Silverbacks will also perform a short set. Join us for two comedy ensembles in one great night of thought-provoking comedy.
Theatre,Live Music

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: 5th Annual Holiday Show

December 21, 2016 | 7:30pm
On Wednesday, December 21st, Silverbacks Improv Theatre will present their traditional "Holiday Show." Each December, Silverbacks interpret their signature improvisations through the lens of a Holiday - a brand new, completely made up Holiday, that is! With the audience's help, Silverbacks will create their very own annual celebration - think "Festivus for the Rest of Us" from Seinfeld.
Theatre,Kids

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: A 90s Sitcom

January 28, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Silverbacks Improv Theatre has enjoyed presenting special concept shows such as Soap Operas, Murder Mysteries, and Noirs. This January, the group will expand its repertoire into "90's Sitcom" territory. The group will improvise a one-act play inspired by classic 90's television shows, such as Full House, Family Matters, Home Improvement and more. We call it: Step by Step Family Improvement Full of Ties in the Wonder Years when a Boy Meets World - "A 90s Sitcom" - Featuring MONIQUE (not that Monique). Costumed in their best 90's apparel, the performers will embrace the golden age of family sitcoms (or the lowest sitcoms of all time, depending on your perspective). Family hijinks, wacky neighbors, precocious kids, blended families, and coming of age - all are ripe for the picking at this one-time-only improvised event.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: HorrorShow

October 18th | 7:30pm
This October, Silverbacks Improv Theatre will take their signature improvisations on a twisty ride through the shadows. Just in time for Halloween, Silverbacks will present "HorrorShow" - an improvised take on psychological horror. Taking inspiration from the great horror masters of film, fiction, and theatre, the Silverbacks will aim to deliver a show that is genuinely chilling for those who dare to partake. This show will be "Pay-What-You-Can" for all patrons.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Improvised Reality Show

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
On Wednesday, February 15, The Silverbacks will return to the Hive to present an improvised reality show. With the audience's input, the Silverbacks will create an all-new improvised reality show concept. Do you love the Real Housewives? A Survivor fan till the end? Or perhaps you are dying to finally see that reality show set on Mars. You never know what you might see. Well, to be honest, none of us know what we might see. It's improvised.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Lafayette Famous with Abi Broussard Falgout

Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 7:30PM
Lafayette Famous is Silverbacks newest format, featuring a mix of improvisation and storytelling. In this format, local celebrity prepares 3 true stories from their life.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Lafayette Famous with Alex Labat

August 20th, 2016 | 8:00pm
afayette 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 August 20, Silverbacks will feature their good friend and man about town Alex Labat.

In response to the recent historic flooding in Acadiana, this performance of "Lafayette Famous with Alex Labat" will benefit the Lafayette General Foundation's most recent addition to its philanthropic efforts, the Employee Flood Fund. This fund has been created to help doctors, physicians, and nurses who were affected by the recent flooding, in order to help them continue to serve the Acadiana area during this time of crisis.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Lafayette Famous with Anne Falgout

August 9th, 2014 | 7:30pm
Lafayette Famous is Silverbacks newest format, featuring a mix of improvisation and storytelling. In this format, a local celebrity prepares 2 trues stories from their life. The improvisers create scenes based on themes from stories, bringing performers and audience alike on a humorous journey. On August 9th, Silverbacks will feature LEDA's Director of Market Intelligence, Anne Falgout.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Lafayette Famous with Barry Ancelet

Saturday, December 13th | 7:30pm
Lafayette Famous is Silverbacks newest format, featuring 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 December 13, Silverbacks will feature none other than known yarn-spinner, Barry Ancelet.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Lafayette Famous with Gerald Broussard

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 July 11, Silverbacks will feature CYT Lafayette Executive Director Gerald Broussard.
ArtWalk,Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Lafayette Famous with Jim Hummel

July 12th | 7:30pm
Lafayette Famous is Silverbacks newest format, featuring 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 July 12, Silverbacks will feature KATC news anchor, Jim Hummel.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Lafayette Famous with Laci Lopez

Saturday, August 8 | 8pm
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 August 8, Silverbacks will feature The Vertical Barre's Laci Lopez.
ArtWalk,Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Lafayette Famous with Megan Wyatt

April 11th | 7:30pm
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 April 11, Silverbacks will feature Daily Advertiser writer, Megan Wyatt.
ArtWalk,Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Lafayette Famous with Megan Wyatt

April 11, 2015 | 7:30pm
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 April 11, Silverbacks will feature Daily Advertiser writer, Megan Wyatt.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Lafayette Famous with Silvia Bertolazzi

February 14, 2015 | 7:30PM
Lafayette Famous is Silverbacks newest format, featuring 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 February 14, Silverbacks will feature local gelato guru, Silvia Bertolazzi.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Lafayette Famous with Travis Guillory

May 14, 2016 | 8:00pm
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 May 14, Silverbacks will feature local theatre legend and KATC reporter Travis Guillory
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: REAL TIME - The Monoscene

July 27, 2016 | 7:30pm
Silverbacks Improv Theatre creates improvised one-act plays at their monthly shows at Theatre 810. This month, the Silverbacks will improvise a one-act play that takes place in "real time," at one location. Think Hitchcock's classic movie "Rope," or "Twelve Angry Men." We will see characters in the same room, without any edits of location or time. This improvisation format is an exploration of what can happen when characters are forced into each other's company for a single period of time. The Silverbacks will rely on the audience to select the location for this brand-new, never-to-be-seen-again one-act play.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Silverbacks Go to the Movies

March 25th | 7:30pm
Silverbacks Improv Theatre enjoys presenting special concept shows such as Soap Operas, Murder Mysteries, and Noirs. This March, the group will expand its repertoire into "Film" territory. The group will begin by improvising three "Trailers" for movies. The audience will then choose which movie they'd like to see, and the performers will deliver a one-act play of the concept. The audience will also enjoy complimentary popcorn and candy!
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: Silverbacks in Space

Wednesday, October 29th | 7:30PM
Local Improv Comedy Troupe, Silverbacks Improv Theatre, performs Silverbacks in SPACE.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: SPRING

Wednesday, March 29th | 7:30 PM
On Wednesday, March 29th, The Silverbacks will return to the Hive to present an improvised take on Spring themes. Those themes will be provided by audience suggestion, of course. This show will feature a mix of high-energy short form games, and a longer improvised one-act play.
Theatre,Things to Do

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: The 90's

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
On January 25, Silverbacks will revisit its popular "90s Sitcom" format. The group will improvise a one-act play inspired by classic 90s television shows, such as Full House, Family Matters, Home Improvement and more.
Theatre,Kids

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: The Vault

Wednesday, May 24th | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
On Wednesday, May 24, Silverbacks Improv will return to The Vault. The improvisers will use anonymously submitted secrets to create never-before-seen and never-to-be-duplicated improvised theatre.

Audience members can expect to be amused and intrigued by a collection of anonymous secrets submitted by local residents, and then transformed into live theatre.
Theatre,Things to Do

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Presents: VICE

February 25, 2015 | 7:30PM
Silverbacks Improv Theatre will present their monthly improv show at Theatre 810, on Wednesday, February 25.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Sings the End of the Summer

August 27th | 7:30PM
The Silverbacks will follow up yet another sold out "Lafayette Famous" show with a performance at their home venue, Theatre 810. This August, they will supplement their usual fare with musical improv.
Theatre

Silverbacks Improv Theatre Welcomes Houston-Based Improv Troupe "No More Words" On September 10 at Citre des Arts.

September 10, 2016 | 8:00pm
Local Improv Comedy Troupe the Silverbacks are delighted to present Lafayette with a night of experimental improv for the senses. Silverbacks welcome the improv troupe "No More Words" from Houston, TX.
Theatre

Silverbacks Introduce New Cast Members at Next Performance - "Lafayette Famous with Madre Annie"

November 14, 2015 | 8pm
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 November 14, Silverbacks will feature Episcopal priest Annie Brown Etheredge, or "Madre Annie."
Theatre

Silverbacks Perform Thanksgiving Eve & Give Away PIE and SATSUMAS

November 25th | 7:30pm
This Thanksgiving Eve, Silverbacks Improv Theatre will perform its signature improv comedy show for the public. This show will feature a combination of high-energy game-style improv, and a longer improvised one-act play. This show will be "Pay-What-You-Can" for all patrons. In honor of Fall and Thanksgiving, Silverbacks will give away delicious fresh-picked Louisiana satsumas and hold a drawing for a yummy pie.
Theatre

Silverbacks Present an Improvised Western on May 27

May 27th | 7:30 pm
This May, Silverbacks will present an improvised Western. The Silverbacks will pay tribute to this classic motif by creating a completely-made-up-on-the-spot one-act play.
Theatre

Silverbacks Present Lafayette Famous with Alex "PoeticSoul" Johnson

January 9, 2016 | 8pm
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 Saturday, January 9, 2016, Lafayette Famous will feature local poet, Alex Johnson.
Theatre

Silverbacks Present: An Improvised Musical

January 27, 2016 | 7:30pm
This January, the Silverbacks will leap into the thrilling and somewhat terrifying arena of Musical Improv. The improvisers will play a series of musical games, and end by creating a completely-made-up on-the-spot Improvised Musical. If you love Musicals, or love to poke fun at Musicals, don't miss this one-time event!
Theatre

Silverbacks Present: DREAMS

July 29, 2015 | 7:30PM
Silverbacks Improv Theatre will present an improvisational exploration of "Dreams" on July 29. Silverbacks performances at Theatre 810 serve as an opportunity for the players to explore themes and challenge themselves with interesting formats. In this show, the players will explore more abstract improvisation, as well as having some fun with common dream themes. Silverbacks encourage audience members to come with their best dream stories, to help inspire the show.
Theatre

Silverbacks Present: Lafayette Famous with Marcus Lyle Brown

September 13th | 7:30PM
Lafayette Famous is Silverbacks newest format, featuring 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 September 13, Silverbacks will feature local actor and owner of Believe Entertainment, Marcus Lyle Brown.
Theatre

Silverbacks Present: Summer

June 24, 2015 | 7:30PM
Silverbacks Improv Theatre is celebrating the beginning of summer with the kick off of our summer promotion "Pay-What-You-Can Summer." Every Silverbacks show at Theatre 810 this summer (June 24, July 29, and August 19) will be Pay-What-You-Can for our audience.
Theatre

Silverbacks Present: The Breakfast Club 2015

August 19th | 7:30pm
Marking the commencement of another school year, Silverbacks Improv Theatre will present an improvisational exploration partially inspired by "The Breakfast Club." The audience will choose what high school archetypes are locked in a room together - and the rest remains to be seen (hey, it's improv).
Theatre

Silverbacks Seek SECRETS for Improv Show

May 25, 2016 | 7:30pm
On May 25, Silverbacks Improv will perform a show inspired by the theme "From the Vault." The improvisers will use anonymously submitted secrets to create never-before-seen and never-to-be-duplicated improvised theatre.

By using an anonymous Google form, anyone is welcome to submit their secret to the Silverbacks. Again - it is 100% anonymous - no prompts to submit a name or email address will be attached to the form. Secrets can be submitted anonymously at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1llHrjr5c-JEySM8jUV-AX3gmtoo7tuEZ3fJqpIvjwNc/viewform

Audience members can expect to be amused and intrigued by a collection of anonymous secrets submitted by local residents, and then transformed into live theatre.
Theatre

Silverbacks to Offer Another Round of Popular Improv Classes

January 9, 2015 | 10am
Local Improv Comedy Troupe, Silverbacks Improv Theatre, will begin another round of Improv Classes this January. Improv 1 is an entry-level course that will be equally relevant to those who are interested in performing improv, and those are simply looking to think outside the box and have some fun. Teacher and Silverbacks performer Monique Morton will teach improv fundamentals in a laid-back environment. Improv comedy is a great way to exercise the brain and to learn effective brain storming and communication skills.
Theatre

Silverbacks to Perform High Energy Comedy Show Saturday, November 12

November 12, 2016 | 8:00pm
This ArtWalk, Silverbacks will present a high-energy blend of their audience's favorite short-form games. Short-form improv is a style that was made popular by the television show "Who's Line is it Anyway?" Improvisers will play short games based on sets of rules and themes. Sometimes, they'll even suffer a little bit��_which the audience loves. The show begins as ArtWalk is wrapping up. A drink and a show are the perfect dessert for a great night out in downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalk,Theatre,Kids

Silverbacks to Perform High Energy Comedy Show Saturday, October 8 with Sister Troupe Cult of the Stage Monkey

October 8, 2016 | 8pm
This ArtWalk, the Silverbacks are pleased to welcome their sister troupe, Cult of the Stage Monkey, also known as COSM. Cult of the Stage Monkey will perform improv comedy alongside the Silverbacks. COSM is a ULL-based improvisation troupe that was founded in the late 90's and has been active since. COSM is celebrating a birthday on October 8 - 18 years old! Many of Silverbacks members are alums of COSM, including one of the founders of Cult of the Stage Monkey, Steve Benelli.
ArtWalk,Theatre,Kids

Silverbacks Welcome Houston-Based Improv Troupe "No More Words"

10-Sep-16
This ArtWalk, the Silverbacks are delighted to present Lafayette with a night of experimental improv for the senses. Silverbacks welcome the improv troupe "No More Words" from Houston, Tx. "No More Words" is an improv duo inspired by silent movies and the grand soundtracks of modern entertainment. "No More Words" takes its inspiration from music - creating silent improvised tales using only body language and emotion. That's right - no words! Cast members for "No More Words" are Jessica Brown and Brian Jones, both of the Station Theatre in Houston.
Theatre

Sing and Play Music Lessons for Children and Parents at Citre des Arts

August 17 | 10:00 AM
These classes are offered by Esther Tyree. She holds a Master's Degree in vocal music education, with a focus on Kodaly music training. Kodaly was a composer that developed a method of teaching children how to read and write music using folk songs, rhymes, and singing games.
Kids

Singer/Songwriter Aimee Ringle featuring David Greely

July 20th | 7:30pm
Northwest based singer and songwriter, Aimee Ringle, performs her first show in the area and will be joined on stage by local beloved fiddler David Greely. Together these two artists will get up to a totally new version of musical mischief.
Live Music

Singing Christmas Tree

December 11 - 14 | 7pm & 3pm
"The Singing Christmas Tree" first appeared in Acadiana 30 years ago. This Christmas season it returns to First Baptist Lafayette with a concert of some of the favorite songs from previous presentations. Evening performances are December 11 and 14 at 7 pm, with afternoon matinees December 12 and 13 at 3:00 p.m.
Theatre,Live Music,Kids

Sky Events Calendar

July-September

For more information, call the Museum at 337-291-5544 and ask to speak with someone in the planetarium. Some of these objects and events can be seen during Planetarium star parties ��� check the Museum web site to see a list of star parties and other events hosted by the Planetarium. Reminders of some of these events will appear on the Lafayette Science Museum Facebook page as the dates approach.
Museums

Songwriters Competition at Artmosphere Bistro

Tuesdays | 8pm - 10pm
Artmosphere Bistro is hosting TWO music competitions starting October 14th & 15th. Every Tuesday we'll have the Songwriters Competition and every Wednesdays will be the Band Competition.
Live Music

Songwriters Night

Wednesday, March 15th | 9:00 pm
The stage is yours at Artmosphere on Wednesday!
Live Music,Things to Do

Sonny Landreth at Acadiana Center for the Arts

January 18, 2017- January 19, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Sonny Landreth & Friends is creating a LIVE RECORD at AcA! Be part of the making January 18 + 19 at 7:30pm!
Theatre,Live Music

Soul Express Brass Band at Jefferson Street Pub

November 2, 2016 | 8:30pm-10:30pm
Join us on November 2, 2016 at Jefferson Street Pub (Downtown Lafayette) for Soul Express Wednesdays, a live performance by The Soul Express Brass Band! Showtime is 8:30 -10:30PM! Fish Tacos, and the best drinks will be sold! Come out and support your local musicians!
Live Music

Soul Winners Outreach Ministry

October 14, 2016 | 7:00pm
Soul Winners Outreach Ministry, in association with Soul Winners Productions and Christopher Lazard presents the gospel stage play entitled "Confessions of a Man, " one show only, Friday, October 14, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at Citre des Arts 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $10 purchased in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling 337-692-5123 or 337-291-1122 to reserve your seat.
Theatre,Kids

Soup & Prayer at First United Methodist Church

Wednesday, March 1st | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
​All are welcome to join United Methodist Church on Wednesdays during Lent beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 1st, First will have Soup and Prayer free and open to everyone. Soup for lunch will be available from 11 AM - 1 PM and they will have a short prayer service beginning at 12:05 PM and ending with enough time to grab soup and get back to work.
Things to Do

Special DTA! Flood Relief Benefit Concert Presented by DTA! and AcA

30-Sep-16
Downtown Alive! (DTA!) has partnered with Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) to present a special community edition of DTA! to raise funding for artists and arts organizations affected by the flooding of August 2016. After the Flood: Artists Helping Artists is a free, community-fundraising event that will feature London, England's The James Hunter Six and Lafayette's own The Revelers and Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys at Parc International on September 30th from 5pm-11pm. AcA's Moncus theater will serve as a rain venue if necessary.

Attendants are encouraged to make a $10 entry donation to artistic relief, 100% of the proceeds benefitting individuals and organizations who have lost property, spaces to rehearse, work and perform, and have lost dance shoes, instruments, canvases, paint and many other supplies.

Downtown Alive!,Live Music,Kids

St. Cinder at Artmosphere

December 29, 2016 | 10:00 PM
St. Cinder is a six piece band of friends formed by a lucky meeting of vagabond musicians in Ashland, Oregon. They happily resurrect and revitalize the many branches of the Americana family tree including jug music, rag-blues, jazz, and folk classics. These foot-stomping traditionals are interspersed with unique original songs which haunt, uplift, and rejoice. St. Cinder is often reminded that their contagious energy and lighthearted presence makes their shows more than just a musical performance���they are a gen-u-ine good time. Their first self-published studio record, Vagabond Dreams, debuted in the winter of 2015.
Live Music

St. Jude Family Fun Walk

September 26th | 8:00am
Join St. Jude supporters in Lafayette and in 58 cities nationwide in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we���ll help St. Jude change the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases
Things to Do

St. Jude's Family Fun Walk

September 24, 2016 | 8:00am
Join St. Jude supporters in Lafayette and in 58 cities nationwide in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we���ll help St. Jude change the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. To learn more information about the walk or register, visit the event's website.
Things to Do

Stage Play "Absent From The Body" by Tanya Taylor

June 27th & June 28th | 7:30pm
Meet Terrance Tyrone Watkins, III, a self centered, self-serving, egotistical narcissist who believes the whole world evolves around him, until one day that world meets him face-to-face with reality, yet he chooses to be in denial.
Theatre

Stage Play "Reunion in Bartersville" by Celeste Walker

June 5th-7th, 2014, 7:30pm | June 8th, 2014, 2pm
Stage Play "Reunion in Bartersville" by Celeste Walker
Theatre

Stage Play "Reunion in Bartersville" by Celeste Walker

June 12th-14th, 2014, 7:30pm | June 15th, 2014, 2pm
Stage Play "Reunion in Bartersville" by Celeste Walker
Theatre

Starling + Rareluth at Artmosphere

January 19, 2016 | 9:00 PM
Join us in this special night! Starling (Hank & Cupcakes new Singer-Songwriter Project) will be joining forces with Rareluth for an evening of beautiful music at Artmosphere!
Live Music

Steampunk and Maker's Fair

November 5&6, 2016 | 10:00am-7:00pm
The Steampunk and Makers Fair is part costume play, science & county fair, and part something entirely new, The Steampunk & Makers Fair is an all-ages festival by hosted by Cite des Arts and the Lafayette Science Museum to showcase and celebrate science, technology, education, art and mathematics. The Steampunk and Makers Fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2016 in Downtown Lafayette, LA at Parc International (200 Garfield St).
Things to Do,Kids

Steampunk and Makers Fair

November 7th | 10:30am - 6:30pm
The Steampunk and Makers Fair is part costume play, science & county fair, and part something entirely new, The Steampunk & Makers Fair is an all-ages event jointly hosted by Citre des Arts and the Lafayette Science Museum. It showcases and celebrates science, technology, education, art and mathematics. The Steampunk and Makers Fair will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Parc Sans Souci and the Lafayette Science Museum between the hours of 10:30 AM and 6:30PM.
Things to Do

Steve Cossun: A Discussion

Wednesday May 31 | 7:00 PM
Cité des Arts and Upstage will host a discussion with playwright Steve Cosson in the café at Cite des Arts.

Theatre,Things to Do

Summer Education Program at Cite des Arts

June 1st - August 7th
Beginning June 1st Cite des Arts will offer several different summer art education programs for children. The programs offer classes on the theater arts, art appreciation, and kindergarten and 1st grade readiness. Open houses will be held on Aprill 11th and May 2nd from 10am - 2 pm
ArtWalk

Sunday Brunch with Tee Chaoui Social Club

February 15, 2015 | 10:30am-2:30pm
Sunday, February 15th 10:30am til' 2:30pm

Bottomless Mimosas with an entree only $15.99!
Live Music

Sunday Short Form Ashtanga

January 29, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Missy Dupreast RYT will lead a weekly Sunday Short Form Ashtanga class at the Vertical Barre at 10:15am. Ashtanga Yoga is a specialized sequence of yoga postures (asanas) that dynamically links rhythmic breathing and flowing movements. Consistent practice helps to strengthen and tone the body, calm and steady the mind, and improve overall health and well being. This class is a shortened/modified version of the Full Primary Series of Ashtanga.
Theatre

Sunday Short Form Ashtanga Yoga

Sunday May 28th | 10:15 am
StartiMissy Dupreast RYT will lead a weekly Sunday Short Form Ashtanga class at the Vertical Barre.


Things to Do

Sun-Earth Day

March 19, 2016 | 10am
Sun-Earth Day is a day of learning about the sun and its effects on Earth, celebrated every year around the March equinox. Weather permitting, a solar telescope will be set up behind the Museum at the corner of Polk and Congress Streets for safe viewing of the sun.
Kids

Super Science Day

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Lafayette Science Museum is celebrating this year's Lafayette Reads Together book pick - Ms. Marvel: No Normal - with Super Science Day! They're showcasing everything that makes LSM super.
ArtWalk,Museums,Kids

Sweet Sweet Love: Season 2

February 17, 2016 | 7:30pm
On Wednesday, February 17, The Silverbacks will return to Theatre 810 to present an improvised reality show, "Sweet Sweet Love: Season Two." As long-time Silverbacks fans may remember, Silverbacks previously presented "Sweet Sweet Love" over a year ago. It was such a memorable show that they just had to bring it back. In this improvisation, reality-show tropes will appear as 6 strangers are locked in a house together - and all of them are looking for love. Will anyone find their soulmate? Who will use the confession booth first? See what happens when they stop playing ____ and start being ____ !
Theatre

Sweethearts for the Arts

February 13, 2016 | 6:00PM
Please join us on February 13, 2016, at 6:00 P.M., at 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette for a special Valentine's Day themed fundraiser benefiting Citre des Arts. Guests will receive a rose, complimentary white/red wine, signature drinks provided by Glazer's Distributing and food provided by: Bailey's, The Filing Station, The Petroleum Club, R̻ve Coffee Roasters and Vermilionville. Other items sponsored by Party Central and UPS Store Number 1994. There will be entertainment and a silent auction will also be available with items for bidding. Tickets are $125 per couple and space is limited. All proceeds will benefit Citre des Arts and its programming for the year. Tickets can be purchased at citedesarts.org or by calling (337)-291-1122.
Theatre

Table Gaming Night

February 2, 2017 | 5:30 PM
Calling all gamers! Grab your D20 and join us for an evening of strategy games like Catan and Carcassonne.
Kids