March 27, 2014 05:54

Picks around town for planning the weekend ahead


Saturday, March 29
Lafayette Holi Festival, Girard Park
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The traditional Hindu religious festival celebrated every spring is also known as the festival of colors. Primarily observed in India and countries like Nepal, South Africa and Trinidad, the fest has been a part of Acadiana since 2011 as a way to share a piece of Indian culture fused with Cajun spirit. It's a family friendly festival with food, Bollywood music and culture - wear light colored clothing you don't mind tossing after as this bright event will leave you splashed with a rainbow of color. The festival is free to the public but bring some cash for food vendors.

Photo via Lafayette Holi

Saturday, March 29
Lafayette Ballet Theater presents Sleeping Beauty, Heymann Performing Arts Center
7 p.m.

The dazzling tale of Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty ballet comes to life on the stage of the Heymann as the Lafayette Ballet Theater and guest artists from the Pacific Northwest Ballet perform the full length classical ballet. Treat your young ones to the cultured classic of Princess Aurora, fairies and Prince Désiré that cannot be told by animation. Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster.

Saturday, March 29
Healing House's Family Adventure Day, Lafayette
All day event

How many adventures can you have in one day? As many as you want! Gear up to go exploring and conquer the adventure map with over 30 locations listed with free activities for each stop. Adventure locations include Acadiana Center for the Arts, Bayou Vermilion District, Clayfish Bisque, The Little Gym, MidSouth Bank and many more. Guaranteed to keep your kids busy and get them ready for a nice afternoon nap. It's only $40 for a family of four and the cost includes an adventure map, a goodie bag with prizes and four adventure day t-shirts. Help the programs at Healing House and have a jam-packed day of family fun all at the same time.

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