Acadiana 365’s Weekend Picks

This weekend's highlights include the Mid-Winter Fair & Rodeo, AUI in the Parc, and the Horse Farm's own French Circle.

Find more details on these events and many more taking place throughout Acadiana this weekend at

Acting Unlimited presents AUI in the Parc

Acting Unlimited is kicking off 2014 with a bang when they begin participating in ArtWalk Saturdays downtown by performing outdoors in what they are calling AUI in the Parc. For the January Artwalk, AUI will be at Parc Sans Souci with two balcony scenes from classic plays including William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet and Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac.

The scene from Romeo & Juliet will be directed by Rudy Eisenzopf and features Hannah Robideaux and Reece McDaniel in the title roles. Cyrano de Bergerac's balcony scene is directed by Gerard Ducharme and will feature Deserea Noriega, Joseph Diaz and Phillip Spear.

Performaces will take place in Parc Sans Souci at the stage starting at 6:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 7:15 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 11. In case of rain, the performances will move to Theatre 810. For more information visit

Ram Rodeo Series

The Ram Rodeo Series is riding into Lafayette from Jan. 10-12 to sponsor the Mid-Winter Fair & Rodeo. The rodeo will begin each evening at 7:30 p.m., at Blackham Coliseum, located at 2330 Johnston St. Throw on your belt, hat and boots to explore your cowboy roots and visit the Ram Truck brand event space to enter the 2014 Ram Rodeo National Sweepstakes for a chance to win $45,000 toward any eligible Chrysler Group vehicle.

Second Saturday French Circle at the Market

The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm and FrancoJeunes are banding together to celebrate South Louisiana's French heritage and Cajun culture. FrancoJeunes, a Louisiana group of French-speaking young professionals, will host this month's second Saturday French conversation circle at the Market at the Horse Farm.

French speakers of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels are invited to join the multi-generational conversation circle. Local musicians Lisa and Harry Trahan will lead this Saturday's Cajun jam, which takes place at the market each week from 9-11 a.m.

The Second Saturday French Circle at the Market takes place on Saturday, Jan. 11, starting at 9 a.m., at the Horse Farm, located at 2913 Johnston St. For more information visit