Acadiana 365’s Weekend Picks

Don't let the rain ruin your weekend. Enjoy these events plucked from the pages of Acadiana 365.

The forecast for Saturday may be dreary, but don't let that discourage you from stepping out this weekend. Take a look at these events to get a few ideas on how you can spend your rainy day fund.

Big Easel postponement/ArtWalk

This Saturday, May 11, was to mark River Ranch's annual Big Easel art bazaar, but due to the inclement weather expected to hit Acadiana on Saturday, the event's organizers decided to postpone the event to June 8. But all of those last minute Mother's Day shoppers anticipating the event are in luck. The Lafayette art community has once again shown their resolve as the region's eminent custodians of art and culture by ensuring that The Big Easel artists can still display and sell their work this Mother's Day weekend at ArtWalk. Those artists will be present at five different locations at tomorrow's ArtWalk in the Oil Center and downtown Lafayette from 5-9 p.m.

For details on where the Big Easel artists will be posted up, check out the IND Monthly's Walk It Out for more on tomorrow's ArtWalk.

This month's ArtWalk will also feature exclusive building access to the public of several historical buildings in downtown Lafayette, as well as the Student Arts Expo being held at the AcA. For more information on ArtWalk, visit downtownlafayette.org.

Jazz on the Plazz

The UL Lafayette Faculty Jazz Ensemble will be holding a special benefit concert for Chorale Acadienne and the Hillard Art Museum on Friday, May 10. The event features cocktails on the plaza of the Hillard Museum before the music starts. Tickets are $25 each or $200 to reserve a table of four. Jazz on the Plazz kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. For more information visit ullafayettefoundation.org.

ASO presents To Mothers with Love

The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra is dedicating a special performance to mothers all over Acadiana this Sunday when the Symphony's Chamber Series presents a special performance called To Mothers with Love. The intimate performance will feature piano, violin, horn and even poetry performed by International New Orleans Piano Competition Winner Dustin Clendhill, ASO's concertmaster and violinist extraordinaire Lauren Baker and the ASO's principal horn player Rod Lauderdale. To Mother with Love begins Sunday, May 12, at 3 p.m. Admission is $35. For more information visit acadianasymphony.org.

Off the Grid

Dustin Gaspard and Brother Jac open up for The Makers Reel on Friday, May 10, starting at 9 p.m. at the Feed & Seed, located at 106 N. Grant St.

Cones of Uncertainty perform with The Tomatoes on Friday, May 10, starting at 9 p.m. at Artmosphere.

The Holy Child opens for The Pine Leaf Boys on Saturday, May 11, at Blue Moon Saloon.

Shantel Leitner headlines at The Wild Salmon along with Paige Broadbent and Dustin Gaspard on Saturday, May 11, starting at 9 p.m.