Acadiana 365’s Weekend Picks

Highlights from this weekend include the inaugural PlantFest 2013 at the Horse Farm and the performance of "She Stoops to Conquer" at Cité des Arts.

Here are some of the many events taking place around Acadiana this weekend brought to you by Acadiana 365.

Friday, Sept. 13

Jazz @ the Center: Warren Wolf Quintet

Next up for the AcA's Jazz @ the Center concert series is multi-instrumentalist Warren Wolf. The Baltimore native will be ardently performing with a myriad of instruments including the vibraphone, marimba, drums and of course the piano.

Jazz @ the Center with the Warren Wolf Quintet begins Friday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m., at Acadiana Center for the Arts, located at 101 W. Vermilion St., in downtown Lafayette. Admission is $30 and $40 for the public, $27 and $36 for AcA members, and $18 for students in the Mezzanine. For more information visit AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org.

She Stoops to Conquer

Cité des Arts hosts a performance of one of the funniest 18th century drawing room comedies this weekend with She Stoops to Conquer, directed by Lauren Greene Whyte. The play follows a young city man's courtship with a wealthy country man's daughter, which is rife with mistaken identities, fear, foolish pranks, class faults and romanceall of which fuel the play's comic potency. The performance is complemented by live music from Alice Wallace whose melodies add a vibrant atmosphere to the scenes.

She Stoops to Conquer runs Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m., at Cité des Arts, located at 109 Vine St., in downtown Lafayette. The performance continues Sept. 20-22 through Sept. 26-29. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online through PayPal at CitedesArts.org or by calling 337-291-1122.

Saturday, Sept. 14

PlantFest 2013

The Lafayette Parish Master Gardner Association presents the first annual PlantFest, being held exclusively at the Horse Farm, as an expression of the much anticipated Master Garndner annual fall plant sale. This greenthumb fair also doubles as the grand opening of the Lafayette Farmers and Artisan Market. Along with the many plants that will be present, there will be more than 140 vendors offering farm-to-table food, a farmer's market, unplugged musicians, nature-themed artists, activities for the kids, and various non-profit representatives. Experts from the LSU AgCenter will also be on hand to answer questions about weeds, pests, diseases, and other plant topics.

PlantFest 2013 begins on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Horse Farm, located at 2913 Johnston St. For more information visit PlantFest.org.

Sunday, Sept. 15

Stop The Clock @ The Feed & Seed

Local bassist Gary Newman has assembled a rag tag group of local instrumentalists familiar with the classic tunes of Western Swing and Jazz for the debut performance of Stop the Clock. The band features the likes of David Greely and John Buckelew on fiddles and vocals, Sam Broussard and Gary Granger on guitar, Kurt Boudreaux manning the piano, Charlene Howard and Kelly Manuel Feehan working vocals, Wayne Leblanc on drums, Kenny Manuel on rhythm guitar and Joe Rogers on pedal steel guitar.

Stop the Clock inaugural performance begins Sunday, Sept. 15, from 6-9 p.m., at the Feed and Seed, located at 106 N. Grant St., in downtown Lafayette. Admission is $5.