Acadiana 365’s Weekend Picks

See highlights from events happening throughout Acadiana this weekend.

Here are a few highlights from events happening throughout Acadiana this weekend from Acadiana 365.


Artist spanning across the country, from California, Missouri, Texas and of course Louisiana are coming together to create art for the sake of "creating art." Come prepared to see large pieces, created on the spot by painters, graffiti writers, printers, illustrators, and biker art school teachers. This is a free event, coming straight out of the pockets of the artists simply for the sake of taking it back to the roots.

Aramenation begins on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 5 p.m. to midnight at Freetown Studios, located at 421 E. Convent St. Admission is free but $5 donations will be accepted. For more information, visit the Facebook page here.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner featuring Cat on a Hot Tin Streetcar by Nita Hardy and adapted by Allyson Pharr. Featured guests include Greg "Trendy" Adkins, Don Bacque', Fred Mills, Zachary Barker and many more. All proceeds go to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Murder Mystery Dinner runs from Friday, Aug. 9, to Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Cajundome Convention Center, located at 444 Cajundome Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction and a cash bar followed by the performance and dinner starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 or $700 for a table of eight. For more information on purchasing tickets, call Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana at 337-269-0454 visit Cajundome.com.

The Guardians of Sanzom

Acting Unlimited presents The Guardians of Sanzom, a play for young audiences by local playwright Cody Daigle. The Guardians of Sanzom tells the story of Skyler, a young girl mourning the loss of her mother with the help and support of her four best friends. But when Skyler encounters two citizens of an imaginary world called Imaginata, she learns that nothing is what it seems. Performances will run from Friday, Aug. 9, to Sunday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m., with matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Theatre 810, located at 810 Jefferson St. in Downtown Lafayette.

Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under 14. For more information or to reserve tickets, please call 337-484-0172. Tickets can be purchased online at AUIGuardians.Eventbrite.com.

2nd Saturday ArtWalk

Local artists haul out their best for this weekend's ArtWalk taking place throughout Downtown Lafayette on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 6-9 p.m. This weekend also features ArtWalk and The Times of Acadiana presenting the Bandstand at Parc de Lafayette featuring The Pits and a Downtown Food Tuck Rally to support FoodNet at the IBERIABANK tower. For more information visit DowntownLafayette.org.

Acadian Culture Day

Acadian Culture Day will focus on family folklore and numerous activities planned for the day, which include cooking demonstrations, boat tours and canoeing, artist demonstrations, games and crafts for children, table française, a genealogy station, dance lessons, sharing circles, film screenings, music by Recolte Band and Al Berard Family Band, and a ceremony for the Acadian Cultural Preservation Award.

Acadian Culture Day will held Sunday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Vermillionville, located at 300 Fisher Road. Admission is free to the public. For more information, call Vermillionville at (337) 233-4077 or visit Vermilionville.com.

For details on more events taking place around Acadiana this weekend visit Acadiana365.com.