A&E calendar for Aug. 24-30

The Independent Weekly's calendar features community events, performances, workshops, meetings and more.

The Independent Weekly's calendar features community events, performances, workshops, meetings and more. To be considered for The Week, please submit information (including run dates, times, admission and ticket fees when applicable) 10 days prior to publication. Submissions will be edited for space. Items can be faxed to (337) 983-0150 or e-mailed to [email protected]

08/24 Wednesday


Charley G's Abita Beer Dinner. 7 p.m. Call 981-0108 or visit abita.com or charleygs.com.

The LOL Show at The Rabbit Hole. 7 p.m. featuring Ms. Charli, Michael Juan Nunez, Sean Harris and Ray Green. lolshow.com.

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step program with separate groups for men and women who are chemically dependent, struggling with codependency and for women who have been impacted by abuse as children or adults. 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Lafayette. Call 593-3664 or visit fbclaf.org/support.

La Table Francaise, in Cajun French. 7 a.m. Dwyer's Café. 264-1783

Eunice Farmer's Market & Market Days, 3-6 p.m. 100 block of S. 2nd St. 457-6502.

Freetown Mid-Week Farmer's Market. 3-7 p.m. Corner of Vermilion and Johnston streets. 225-324-6267

08/25 Thursday


Travel writer and historian Cheré Dastugue Coen, author of Exploring Cajun Country: A Tour of Historic Acadiana, will speak about Cajun Country's cuisine, area events and historic attractions at 6 p.m. at the Abbeville Main Library, 405 E. St. Victor St. in Abbeville. vermilion.lib.la.us.

Spoken Word Artists Jessica Bordelon and Alex Johnson. 7-9 p.m. Casa Azul Gifts, 232 MLK Drive, Grand Coteau. 662-1032.

Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop. VITA-trained volunteers tutor low-level and English as a second language learners one-to-one at a time convenient to both student and tutor. 5-7:30 p.m. 234-4600 or vitalaf.org.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family-to-Family Education Program. A free, 12-week course taught by trained NAMI members who have lived this experience and offer education and support for families and friends of people with mental illness. Classes are limited. 6:30-9 p.m. 654-2138 or nami.org/familytofamily.

Beginner & Intermediate Fiddle Class. 6-8 p.m. Acadian Music Conservatory, 1301 Ave. A, Scott. 258-2333.

French for Beginners Louisiana Perspective. 5:15-6:45 p.m. French Intermediate level IV Louisiana Perspective. 7-8:30 p.m., CODOFIL, 217 W. Main. 261-1002


Storytime for preschoolers. 10 a.m. Iberia Parish Main Library. 364-7134.

08/26 Friday


Breakfast in the Quad. Enjoy a free meal from Sodexo. 7:30-10:30 a.m. UL Quad.

The Art of Mixed Media with George Marks and hand-sculpted clay from Annie Hendrix. Part of the First Fridays series at the new St. Landry Parish Visitor Information Center, which continues twice a month through September 16. 948-8004 or cajuntravel.com.

Free Wine Tastings at Philippe's. 5-7 p.m. 3809 Ambassador Caffery. 991-9794

French Table in Cajun French. 4:30-6 p.m. Dwyer's Café. 291-7179

08/27 Saturday


"21 for 21" Battle of the Bands. Alcohol-free. Parc San Souci. 4-10 p.m. theknowledgeeffect.org.
Beyond Body TalkContinuing to Understand Your Developing Body. Classes for girls ages 12-14 and their parents. Classes are 10 a.m.noon. Pre-payment is required. 988-1816 or register at womansfoundation.com.

Lafayette Little League Fall Baseball Walk Up Registration. From 1-4 p.m. Lafayette Little League Park in Broadmoore. Visit lafayettelittleleague.net.

Pandemonium Theater Group announces the auditions at 1 p.m. at the the Crowley Art Gallery for the upcoming family-oriented Christmas production of "Neverland Christmas Carol." Call Director Machelle Booty at 230-9175 or visit the Pandemonium Theater Group Facebook page.

Eclectic Design & Interiors will host "A Big Easy Perspective," a photography opening reception for Shannon Hughes from 7-10 p.m. Located at 1116 B. Coolidge Blvd. Ste. B. 534-4841.

The Eunice Players' Theatre will hold auditions for "A Nice Family Gathering" at 10 a.m. Auditions are open to everyone. 121 S. Second St. Production for this play will be in mid November. To schedule an audition time call 580-1787.

"Rendez-vous des Cajuns" Cajun Music Radio & TV Show: Jambalaya Cajun Band with special guests Cameron Dupuy, Zachary Fuselier and Luke Huval and emcee Herman Fuselier. Every Saturday from 6-7:30 p.m. Liberty Theater. 200 W. Park Ave., Eunice. 457-7389 or eunice-la.com.

Savoy Music Center Cajun Jam. 9 a.m. - noon. 4413 U.S. 190. Eunice. 457-9563.

Hub City Farmer's Market in Lafayette. Organic local produce. 8 a.m. - noon. 427 Heymann Blvd. 873-0383.

Marcello's wine tasting. 1-3 p.m. 264-9520.

Eunice Farmer's Market & Market Days. 10 a.m.-until. 100 block of S. 2nd St. 457-6502.

New Iberia Farmer's Market. 6-10 a.m. Bouligny Plaza, Main St. (888) 942-3742.

Jennings Farmer's Market, 7-10 a.m. Founders Park. 821-5521.


Saturday Tales: Adventures of Stripy Horse. 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Lafayette. 989-4142.

08/28 Sunday


Music of Acadiana: Walter Mouton with Jason Frey. 2 p.m. Frederick Stage at NUNU, 1510 Hwy 93, Arnaudville.

First Baptist Church of Lafayette is offering support groups that meet Sundays at 4 p.m. through November 27: DivorceCare, DivorceCare for Kids, GriefShare.

Sunday Bayou Cocktail Cruise, Lunch and Cajun Dancing. Every Sunday launching from Vermillionville dock at 12:30 p.m. 349-8528 or pastorbrothers.com for reservations.

Legalize Louisiana Lafayette meets every Sunday at 5 p.m. at Caffe Cottage. 693-8113.

Holotropic Breathwork. 6 p.m., 714 E. Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite C-3. 233-5127.


Alliance Française de Lafayette Picnic. Learn to speak French at Le Pique-Nique. Participants are asked to pack a lunch and a camp chair. 12:30 p.m. Every second Sunday in Girard Park. 291-7179.

08/29 Monday


Pennington Biomedical Research Center complimentary walk/run 4-week program. Contact Renee Matamoros 216-6566. cityclubatriverranch.com.

Meditation classes at the Awareness Center, 1001 W. Pinhook Road, Bldg 3, Ste. 223. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 234-1518.

Lafayette Photographic Society meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. 700 Lee Ave. lafayettephotographicsociety.org.

Shambhala Meditation Group. 6:30 p.m. 500 E. Farrel Road. Discussion group follows at 7:30 p.m. 981-5188.

Oasis Belly Dance Studio. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 427 Rena Drive. oasisstudio.org. 988-2001.

Conversation French for Intermediate & Experienced students. 6-8 p.m. Alliance Francais. 110 Travis St. Class is for adults. 261-1002.


Toddler Time: Charlie the Ranch Dog. Free. 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble Lafayette. 989-4142.

08/30 Tuesday


Unemployment Insurance Seminar. The Louisiana Workforce Commission will provide helpful information for those working with Louisiana Unemployment Insurance tax accounts. Registration at lafayette.org. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Holiday Inn Lafayette, 2032 Evangeline Thruway.

The Iberia Parish Library is offering Advanced Art classes for adults 55 or older. This 14 week class is held at the Main Library. Classes will be held beginning from 24 p.m. at the St. Peter Library. 364-7670.

Common Sense Action Group Meeting 6:30 p.m. Robicheaux Center, 1919 Eraste Landry Road. 981-4265.

The Lafayette Swing Dance Society meets at 8 p.m. at Dance Around the World, 292 Ridge Rd Ste. 1. 617-529-0090.

New Iberia Farmer's Market. 3-6 p.m. Bouligny Plaza, Main St. 942-3742.

Opelousas Farmer's Market. 7 a.m. - noon. 828 E. Landry St. 948-0561.


Toddler Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - noon. Free. Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. 482-2278.


The Lafayette Public Library is offering free computer classes at the North Regional Library. 10:30 a.m. Classes offered include Basic Computing, Word Processing, Electronic Spreadsheets and Integrating Word & Excel. Register by phone at 981-1028 or lafayettepubliclibrary.org.
The Youngsville Branch Library will be conducting free computer classes on online safety and e-mail basics. Patrons may sign up in person, call 856-9385 or visit lafayettepubliclibrary.org.
Free job training for veterans. Learn professional sales, speech and encouragement improvement. The 10-hour program is held  weekdays from 10 a.m. - noon at 4607 Johnston St. 981-4265 or encouragementcenter.net.

Acadiana Yoga and Wellness holds various classes. Call for times and info. 236-9000.

Yoga Classes, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Mondays & Wednesdays. Lafayette Center for Yoga. 654-4067.

Gentle Hatha Yoga on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Heaven On Earth Jewelry Gifts, 108 Rena Drive. 918-0355.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays. Heaven On Earth Jewelry Gifts, 108 Rena Drive.981-0355.

Camelia House Yoga with James Hebert. 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 708 Jefferson St. 322-6160.

The New Iberia Buddhist Temple located at 2713 Grand Prairie Road holds meditation sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 78:30 p.m. 278-5920.

Spirit Path Meditation and Spiritual Enrichment Center. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at noon. 714 E. Kaliste Saloom Road, Ste. C-3, 233-5127.

The Lafayette Public Library is offering free computer classes at the South Regional Library.Morning and afternoon classes in Basic Computing, Word Processing and Electronic Spreadsheets will be offered along with morning classes offered on Basic Internet, Basic Email, Online Safety, and PowerPoint. To register call 981-1028. A full schedule can be found at lafayettepubliclibrary.org.

Water aberobics class at Robicheaux Recreation Center on Eraste Landry at 6:30 p.m. First class is a free trail. Not necessary to know how to swim. Be there for 6:15 any Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. Call 291-8827.

Summer Sessions for Kids with Jen & Mitch Reed: Photography/Guitar/Jam Band Lab/Children'sFiddle for Kids. Each class meets 12 consecutive weeks with curriculum designed to educate and enrich children ages 6 and older. 6-7 p.m. Through Aug. 25. The Front Room. 1301 Ave. A in Scott. 258-2333.

Zydeco Dancing with UL's Potpourri Classes. Beginning Zydeco Dance: Aug. 627, Saturdays, 910:30 a.m.; Intermediate/Advanced Cajun Dance: Aug. 7-28, Sundays, 56:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call UL Lafayette Potpourri at 482-6386 or visit www.ce.louisiana.edu.
Beginning Zydeco Dance for Seniors Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 1 from 10-11 a.m. ce.louisiana.edu.

Sex: Truth & Consequences. Separate classes for girls and boys only, ages 15-18. Classes available upon request through Sept. 29 at the Woman's Foundation. Prepayment is required. 988-1816 or register at womansfoundation.com.


Lafayette Reggae Festival. Saturday at 1 p.m. - Sunday at 11 p.m. Pelican Park, 110 Softball Drive, Carencro. Lineup for 2011 includes Idiginus, Yard Squad, True Spirit, Krossfyre, Trueman Posse and more.

Vinylville. Vinyl record sale. Booth 500A, Lafayette Jockey Lot Flea Market 3011 N.W. Evangeline Throughway, I-49. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Every Saturday and Sunday. 349-1932.

Storytime. Tuesdays through Thursdays at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. Southside Branch Public Library.

NAMI Acadiana Family Support Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. 6-7:30 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 301 W. Farrel Road. 654-2138.

Opelousas Farmer's Market. Wednesday through Saturday, 7-10 a.m., 828 E. Landry St. 948-0561.

Acadiana Farmer's Market, 5-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. 801 Foreman Drive. 948-8812.

Acadiana Open Source Group. 6:30 p.m. Last Thursday of each month at the LITE Center. 412-0178.

Vipassana Insight Meditation. Monday-Wednesdays at noon, Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m. 714 E. Kaliste Saloom Road. Ste. C-3. 233-5127.

Photography contest at Bayou Vermilion District. The photo contest will have two subjects: Bayou Vermilion District and Vermilionville. Up to five images in each subject can be submitted.Professionals, amateurs and youth will compete through Aug. 31. Go to bayouvermilion.org for information or to submit.

"Nineneuf9" by George Marks. On display at the ACA's Side Gallery through Sept. 10. 233-7060.

"Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story" by Kody Chamberlain. On display at ACA Mallia Gallery through Sept. 10. 233-7060.

Official registration for Tour du Teche II is now open at techeproject.com. Registration forms must be postmarked by 5 p.m. Sept. 16 to be valid. Includes all meal tickets for registered paddlers and one Coureur de Bois (bank runner) per boat. 394-6232.

"Copley to Warhol: American Art Celebrating the Centennial of the New Orleans Museum of Art." Open through Sept. 17 at the UL Art Museum. 482-2278.

"Silk Patchworks" by Megan Barra. On display through Oct. 8 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. 233-7060.

"ArtAffair: A 55-Year Retrospective" by Mike and Andrée Stansbury. On display at the ACA's Main Gallery through Oct. 8. 233-7060

Fabulous Flatware: Non-Traditional Tools of the Table. On display at the UL Art Museum through Dec. 17.

"New Acquisitions: 2000-2010." The UL Art Museum celebrates its collection of the more than 850 objects it has added over the past decade. Open for the rest of the year. 482-2278.

Uros House, a site-specific, lighting sculpture installation by artist Grimanesa Amorós, will be on view at the UL Art Museum through the end of the year. 482-2278.


Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic And Old Lace presented by Iberia Performing Arts League at the Essanee Theater in New Iberia. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Call 364-6114 or visit iberiaperformingartsleague.com.