Highlights from this weekend's roster of events includes performances Wanderlust Theatre's "Eurydice," Get Smart About Water workshop, Vermilionville's Mock Wedding and more.
Find more details on these events and many more happening throughout Acadiana this weekend by visiting Acadiana365.com.
Wanderlust Theatre presents Eurydice
In an imaginative retelling of the Greek myth, on the day that Eurydice is to marry her true love Orpheus, a misstep sends her to the surreal depths of the Underworld, where she has a surprising reunion and ultimately must decide her own fate. Sarah Ruhl explores love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory in a work that the New York Times describes as "rhapsodically beautiful, a magical play with gripping emotional potency...a love letter to the world."
Wanderlust Theatre presents Eurydice with performances on Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at Acadiana Center for the Arts, located at 101 W. Vermilion St. Admission is $15, or $12 for AcA members. For more information visit AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org.
The Teasippers present Visiting Mr. Green
Gris-Gris Productions in a co-production with The Teasippers Theater Group presents their first major play for 2014, Visiting Mr. Green. Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner, wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old corporate executive. The young man is given a community service of helping the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping and moving drama as they get to know each other, come to care about each other, and open old wounds they've been hiding and nursing for years.
Performances for Visiting Mr. Green are Feb. 7-8 & 14-15 at 7:30 p.m., at Cite des Arts, located at 109 Vine St. Tickets are $12, or $10 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at CitedesArts.org or by calling 337-291-1122.
Get Smart About Water
As part of "Lafayette Appreciate Water Week," Get Smart About Water: Strategies and Guidelines to Address Water Issues will cover green infrastructure, landscape features, low impact strategies, and more. The general public is invited along with gardeners, landscapers, building contractors, educators and more.
Get Smart About Water will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., at Lafayette Public Library, located at 6101 Johnston St. For more information contact [email protected] or call 337-278-0698.
Renaissance Cadienne presents a Mock Wedding
Each year in honor of Valentine's Day, Renaissance Cadienne celebrates with a Mock Wedding ceremony. Join Vermilionville for a Cajun wedding that is set in 1900.
Guests will hear and see familiar Cajun wedding traditions as well as unfamiliar ones. The bride will collect money on her veil and also in an unexpected way. The older siblings of the newly-married couple will have to dance with shame because their younger siblings beat them to the altar. Learn what determined who would be the "boss of the family." There will be lots of love, lots of comedy, lots of happiness, lots of sadness and lots of drinking.
Renaissance Cadienne's Mock Wedding will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 6:30-8 p.m., at Vermilionville, located at 300 Fisher Road. Entry is $5 for all ages with children under 5 admitted for free. For more informaiton visit Vermilionville.org.
PlanLafayette Opening Reception & Exhibit Unveiling
PlanLafayette organizers have teamed with the705 to host an ArtWalk event this Saturday at the Lafayette Science Museum. The event will server as a preview of the PlanLafayette forums scheduled for Feb. 11-12. In addition, the705 will highlight their new ReCover Acadiana initiative which is the organization's effort to combat blight in the region.
The PlanLafayette Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 5 - 8 p.m., at the Lafayette Science Museum, 433 Jefferson St. For more information visit PlanLafayette.com.