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Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

  • | 7:00am - 11:00am | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and home-made products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are hand-made cypress yard objects, home-made bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more.
    Bouligny Plaza
    102 W. Main St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.369.2330
  • | 11:00am - | Celebration
     
           
  • | 2:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 4:00pm - 8:00pm | Kids, art, free, museum, discussion, ULL, Lafayette, kids, family, fun
    - You won’t want to miss this special evening Play Day experience! Polly and Lou will be celebrating all things that glow and light up the dark as we play into the night!
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    710 East St. Mary Boulevard Lafayette LA 70503
    Susie Gottardi 337.482.0825 artmuseum@louisiana.edu
  • | 6:30pm - | Celebration
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Couret Farms
    Pont Des Mouton and Acadian Hills Lafayette LA 70507

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

  • | 1:00pm - | Celebration
     
           
  • | 3:00pm - 4:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Free candlelight chamber orchestra concert performed by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.
    St. Peter's Church
    108 E. St. Peter St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.364.1603
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • Sugar Mill Pond Town Center
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 91st annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. Televised live on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel scheduled to host.
     
           

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

  • | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Celebration, Baby Shower, Pregnancy, Acadiana Family Tree, Mardi Gras, Infants, Toddlers
    - Everyone is invited to the annual Healthy Start Community Baby Shower! This year we will have a Mardi Gras themed shower. LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER, even with a baby on the way!!

    We will have local vendors with lots of great information, plus food, fun, games and door prizes!! No registration required. A light lunch will be provided.

    Vendors include: Baby Boot Camp, Surrey St. Community Health Clinic, Ivy Sias Counseling, Faith House, RISE, Willow Charter Academy, VITA, Eckard and more!
    A sneak peek of door prizes includes items from MeMaw's Gifts, Project Launch, Nurse Family Partnership, Rodan + Fields Consultant Kim St. Germain, Stacey Briolo Fitness and many more!

    Very special thanks to our sponsors Healthy Blue Louisiana and Lafayette Parks and Recreation. We could not do this without them!
    George Dupuis Recreation Center
    1212 E Pont Des Mouton Rd Lafayette LA 70507
    Jerri Byrd Hodges 337.981.2180 jerri@acadianafamilytree.org
  • | 2:30pm - 6:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and home-made products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are hand-made cypress yard objects, home-made bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more.
    Bouligny Plaza
    102 W. Main St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.369.2330
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • - Tuesday - Saturday
    10am - 4pm
    February 26 - April 6
    Jeanerette Museum
    Jeanerette Museum
           
  • - A 1,210-pound bomb packed in a van exploded in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 (mostly from smoke inhalation). The powerful blast left a crater 200 feet wide and several stories deep. The cost for damage to the building and disruption of business for the 360 companies with offices in the Center exceeded $591 million. Fifteen people - the fundamentalist Muslim cleric Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman and 14 of his followers were indicted for the bombing. Rahman was given a life sentence, and the others received prison terms of up to 240 years each.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 6:27 AM, EST.
     
           

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

  • | 2:00pm - 6:00pm | Shopping
    - Every Wednesday. Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies or any item made/produced locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time.
    GLC Meat Market
    6110 Loreauville Rd Loreauville LA 70552
    337.577.9160
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    701 E. St. Mary Blvd Lafayette LA 70503
    Jolie Johnson 337.482.2278
  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Religious Events, Spiritual, Multireligious, Interfaith, Community
    - Sharing Circle is a monthly symposium on the anthropological, sociological, psychological, and philosophical study of specific topics in various tribal/indigenous, classical polythiestic, neopagan, and intrapersonal spiritualities. Originally, Sharing Circle covered specific topics in specific religions with a presenter, akin to a workshop. Today, Sharing Circle is much more discussion based. Participants focus on one question per gathering and share their experiences and perspectives with others. The experience is both challenging and informational. Many participants state that they are asked to evaluate their beliefs logically and to entertain ideas you may not have considered before.
    Main Library
    301 West Congress Lafayette LA 70501

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

  • | 7:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to recognize chili as an American staple and to celebrate our love for a great bowl of red-- especially in the cold winter months. Annually, the last Thursday in February.
     
           

Friday, March 1st, 2019

  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Russo Park
    121 Reinhardy Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Cajun Field
    2351 W. Congress Lafayette LA 70506
  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An “unofficial” National holiday is celebrated on the first Friday in March. This day honors the value and dedication of the professional salesperson as well as the hard work that they perform.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - It is one month of the year to take the time to recognize our country's everyday heroes who give their time to help people in need. Presidential Proclamation for Red Cross Month issued each year for March since 1943.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday (or near)! Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities to celebrate reading with young people!
     
           

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

  • | 7:00am - 11:00am | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and home-made products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are hand-made cypress yard objects, home-made bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more.
    Bouligny Plaza
    102 W. Main St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.369.2330
  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Held on the first Saturday of the month, from March-December, check out the Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market. Enjoy what's fresh for the season from area farms and local waters, along with tasting opportunities and recipes, live music, kids' activities and other special events.
    Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing and Pavillion
    605 S. Railroad Delcambre LA 70528
    8008846120x7
  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, pageant, festival, crowns, New Iberia
    - The Inaugural Festival of Live Oaks Pageant is being held on March 2, 2019. The pageant is being held as a fundraiser for two local heart recipients and our local New Iberia Aquatics swim team & also to raise awareness about the festival.

    Custom ten inch crowns and custom wraparound banners will be awarded to 13 Divisional Queens from ages birth and up. There is a group for every age girl including women, this is a pageant for all. We also have two Ambassador titles, for two contestants raising the most fund for the cause. Every participant will receive a token of appreciation. We will also have visiting queens from around the state.

    New Iberia City Park Cyr Gates Community Center, 300 Parkview Drive New Iberia, LA 70563

    Admission: $5.00 per guest 4 yrs. and older. All guests must pay except contestants.
    Cyr Gates Community Center
    300 Parkview Drive New Iberia LA 70563
    Gina Prince 337.519.5815 newiberiaswims@outlook.com
  • | 11:00am - | Celebration
     
           
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  • | 2:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Russo Park
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 6:00pm - | Celebration
     
           
  • - The first Saturday of each month Pizza Artista in Broussard has free face painting by Casper and the Broussard Fire Department brings a Firetruck out to the store for a truck tour
    Pizza Artista Broussard
    219 St. Nazaire Ed, Ste G Broussard LA 70518
    337.330.4432
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Cajun Field
    2351 W. Congress Lafayette LA 70506
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 47th running of "The Last Great Race on Earth"* (first run March 3, 1973). 1000 miles through Alaskan Wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, AK along the historic Iditarod Trail.
     
           

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

  • Parc Putnam
           
  • | 10:00am - | Celebration
     
           
  • | 11:00am - | Celebration
     
           
  • | 1:00pm - | Celebration
     
           
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  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Schools and Education
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Last feast before Lent. Although Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, literally) is properly limited to Shrove Tuesday, it has come to be popularly applied to the preceding two weeks of celebration. Celebrated especially at New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and certain Mississippi and Florida cities. State holiday in Louisiana.
     
           
  • - On March 5, 1770, a skirmish between British troops and a crowd at Boston, MA, became widely publicized and contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in the colonies before the American Revolution. Five men were killed and six more were injured by British troops commanded by Captain Thomas Preston.
     
           
  • - March 5, 1933 – On his first full day in office, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed a national "Bank Holiday" to help save the nation's faltering banking system.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Food lovers pick this day to enjoy these round, sugarcoated, fruit-filled, Polish pre-Lenten pastries, pronounced "poonch-kee," available in bakers nationwide. Paczki coincides with Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
     
           

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Arts and Entertainment, art, free, museum, discussion, ULL, Lafayette
    - Parents and their children will enjoy story time, songs with finger play, participate in a hands-on art project, and may explore the museum after the program. This program is free to attend.

    Due to the overwhelming attendance the museum has experienced with this program, reservations are required to attend. We ask that you arrive and check in no later than 10 minutes prior to the program starting. If the class is full, the museum will provide you with child appropriate activities for you to partake in the galleries.

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    Toddler Time is supported in part by Quest Pediatrics Dentistry.
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    710 East St. Mary Boulevard Lafayette LA 70503
    Susie Gottardi 337.482.0825 artmuseum@louisiana.edu
  • | 2:00pm - 6:00pm | Shopping
    - Every Wednesday. Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies or any item made/produced locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time.
    GLC Meat Market
    6110 Loreauville Rd Loreauville LA 70552
    337.577.9160
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    701 E. St. Mary Blvd Lafayette LA 70503
    Jolie Johnson 337.482.2278
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    McNeese
           
  • | Schools and Education
     
           
  • - Tuesday - Saturday
    10am - 4pm
    February 26 - April 6
    Jeanerette Museum
    Jeanerette Museum
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Marks the beginning of Lent. Forty weekdays and six Sundays (Saturday considered a weekday) remain until Easter Sunday. Named for the use of ashes in ceremonial penance.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On March 6, 1836, the anniversary of the fall of the Texan fort, the Alamo. The siege, led by Mexican general Santa Anna, began Feb 23rd and reached its climax March 6th, when the last of the defenders was slain. Texans, under General Sam Houston, rallied with the war cry "Remember the Alamo" and, at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21st, defeated and captured Santa Anna, who signed a treaty recognizing Texas's independence.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 11:03 AM, EST.
     
           

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

  • | 7:00am - 11:00am | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and home-made products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are hand-made cypress yard objects, home-made bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more.
    Bouligny Plaza
    102 W. Main St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.369.2330
  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Shopping, shopping, vendors, arts, crafts, family
    - Twice a year, the Shadows hosts more than 100 vendors selling their hand-crafted items. From the beauty of fine art to practical wares for kitchens, the diversity is amazing.

    Admission is $5.00 for ages 12 and over and $3.00 for ages 6-11. Admission includes a tour of the historic house.

    For more information or questions, contact The Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email at shadows@shadowsontheteche.org.
    Shadows-on-the-Teche
    317 E. Main Street New Iberia LA 70560
    Shadows-on-the-Teche 337.369.6446 shadows@shadowsontheteche.org
  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    Shadows-on-the-Teche
    317 E. Main New Iberia LA 70560
    337.519.3953
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Special Interest
    - Join us on the second Saturday each month for yoga at the Hilliard Museum led by an RYT-200 certified instructor. Please bring your own yoga mat and arrive 10 minutes before class is scheduled to begin. The classes are donation based with a suggested amount of $10-$20.
    Hilliard University Art Museum
    710 East St. Mary Blvd Lafayette LA 70503
    Jolie Johnson 337.482.6060 jolie.johnson@louisiana.edu
  • | 2:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 2:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Russo Park
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 2:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • Cajundome Convention Center
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    Shadows-on-the-Teche
    317 E. Main New Iberia LA 70560
    337.519.3953
  • | 2:30pm - 6:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and home-made products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are hand-made cypress yard objects, home-made bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more.
    Bouligny Plaza
    102 W. Main St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.369.2330
  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Russo Park
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Promotional
    - All Fabric 25% OFF
    Emily's Closet
    699 E. St. Peter St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.364.9404

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    Shadows-on-the-Teche
    317 E. Main New Iberia LA 70560
    337.519.3953
  • | 2:00pm - 6:00pm | Shopping
    - Every Wednesday. Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies or any item made/produced locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time.
    GLC Meat Market
    6110 Loreauville Rd Loreauville LA 70552
    337.577.9160
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    701 E. St. Mary Blvd Lafayette LA 70503
    Jolie Johnson 337.482.2278
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, art, free, museum, discussion, ULL, Lafayette
    - Cheylon Woods, Director of the Ernest Gaines Center at UL Lafayette, will lead a discussion delving into how the work of author Ernest Gaines relates to the exhibition Slavery, The Prison Industrial Complex.
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    710 East St. Mary Boulevard Lafayette LA 70503
  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Russo Park
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - 2017 marks the 55th Anniversary of The Chieftains beginning. Since 1962, they have been six-time Grammy Award winners and been highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and International scale. Their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day.

    As cultural ambassadors, their performances have been linked with seminal historic events, such as being the first Western musicians to perform on the Great Wall of China, participating in Roger Water’s “The Wall” performance in Berlin in 1990, and being the first ensemble to perform a concert in the Capitol Building in Washington DC. In 2010, their experimental collaborations extended to out of this world, when Paddy Moloney’s whistle and Matt Molloy’s flute traveled with NASA astronaut, Cady Coleman, to the International Space Station.

    Although their early following was purely a folk audience, the range and variation of their music and accompanying musicians quickly captured a much broader audience, elevating their status to the likeness of fellow Irish band, U2.

    In Ireland they have been involved in many major occasions, such as Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ireland in 1979 when they performed to an audience of over 1.3 million, and in 2011 as part of the historic visit to Ireland of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. In 2012, marking The Chieftains’ 50th Anniversary, they were awarded the inaugural National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala event in Philadelphia hosted by The American Ireland Fund “in recognition of their tremendous contribution to the music industry worldwide and the promotion of the best of Irish culture.”

    2012 marked the group’s 50th anniversary, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, The Chieftains once again invited friends from all musical styles to collaborate on their latest album, Voice of Ages. Featuring some of modern music’s fastest rising artists (Bon Iver, The Decemberists and Paolo Nutini among them), this album is proof that their music transcends not only stylistic and traditional boundaries, but generational as well.

    The Chieftains are never afraid to shock purists and push genre boundaries and the trappings of fame have not altered The Chieftains' love of, and loyalty to, their roots however- they are as comfortable playing spontaneous Irish sessions as they are headlining a concert at Carnegie Hall. After fifty years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, The Chieftains' music remains as fresh and relevant as when they first began.
    Heymann Performing Arts Center
    1373 S. College Rd Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Lamson Park
    1100 Bertrand Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Promotional
    - All Fabric 25% OFF
    Emily's Closet
    699 E. St. Peter St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.364.9404

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    Shadows-on-the-Teche
    317 E. Main New Iberia LA 70560
    337.519.3953
  • | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Government, Politics
    - Ricky Gonsoulin, candidate for State Representative District 48 Invites you to his Annual Lunch on the Farm with special guests Commissioner Mike Strain and Commissioner Mike Francis.
    Gonsoulin Farms
    5117 Weeks Island Rd New Iberia LA 70560
    Camille Arceneaux 337.290.1491 camille@lapoliticalteam.com
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Essanee Theater
    126 Iberia St New Iberia LA 70560
  • | Promotional
    - All Fabric 25% OFF
    Emily's Closet
    699 E. St. Peter St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.364.9404
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate Pi! The ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter. Since the mathematical constant is about 3.14, March 14 became the day to observe it.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter Phase at 6:27 AM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, March 15th, 2019

  • | 8:30am - 5:00pm | Special Interest, Louisiana, History, Slavery, Public History
    - “Representing Enslavement” is a one day conference (plus a keynote the night before) designed to bring together experts and practitioners in the public history of enslavement in Louisiana. Too often the deep history of enslavement in this region is twisted or erased in service of comfort, tourist dollars, or white supremacy. The conference seeks to foreground the perspective of artists, museum professionals, academic historians, public historians, and organizers in order to make this history present in Lafayette and Acadiana. It seeks to push for lasting changes in the way the history of enslavement is represented in the region and across the state.

    The conference runs all day on March15, is preceded by a keynote address by Dr. LaKisha Simmons on Thursday, March 14 at 6:00 pm at UL in HL Griffin Hall 147, "Black Women's Memories: Monuments, History, and the Louisiana Sugar Plantations of Beyonce's Lemonade" and followed by a tour of Whitney Plantation Museum on Saturday, March 16 (transportation is provided). All events are free, but the conference and tour require free advance registration as space is limited.

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    Clifton Chenier Center
    220 W. Willow St Lafayette LA 70501
    Ian Beamish 337.482.6900 ian.beamish@louisiana.edu
  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    Shadows-on-the-Teche
    317 E. Main New Iberia LA 70560
    337.519.3953
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Lamson Park
    1100 Bertrand Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Essanee Theater
    126 Iberia St New Iberia LA 70560
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Azerbaijan-born, globe-trotting composer and pianist Amina Figarova introduces ten colorful, compelling new compositions performed by her touring sextet plus guests on Blue Whisper, her 13th album since her 1994 debut Attraction.

    Figarova's deeply personal, highly evocative responses to social turmoil, distinctive personalities she's encountered and universal transitions of life inform the music on Blue Whisper. Moods range from the haunting beauty of the titular track "Blue Whisper," as well as "Moonrise" and "Hewa" (featuring lyrics in Swahili by Sarah Elizabeth Charles) to the straight-ahead momentum of "Moving Forward," "The Hustler" and "The Traveler," to the sophisticated playfulness of "Pictures," "Marians" and "Juno." In "Hear My Voice," over a martial beat and sorrowful, resolute horn choir, an eight-year-old girl earnestly urges an end to violence world-wide and, with laughter, a request to "Let kids be kids."

    Throughout all tracks, Amina's classically founded touch, her lilting melodies, luminous harmonies, often understated yet always propulsive rhythms and star soloists come together with immaculate sophistication. Trumpeters Ernie Hammesand Alex Pope Norris, saxophonists Wayne Escofferyand Marc Mommaas, bassists Luques Curtisand Yasushi Nakamura, drummerJason Brown, flutist Bart Platteau-- Figarova's partner and husband of nearly 25 years – and electric guitarist Anthony Wilson(on "Pictures") are featured advantageously in spontaneous, creative engagement with her compositional themes and intentions.

    Amina Figarova was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and as a child studied to be a classical concert pianist. In the late 1980s she entered Rotterdam Conservatory to pursue jazz, coming to the United State in 1989 to complete her formal education at Boston's Berklee College of Music (where she met Platteau, a fellow student from Belgium). In 1998 they were invited to the Thelonious Monk Institute's summer jazz colony in Aspen, and after more than a decade of bookings in major U.S. jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals, the couple gained legal immigrant status in 2014. They currently live in Manhattan, and tour constantly.

    The compositions "Pictures" and "The Traveler" were commissioned by Jazz from Lincoln Center for its 2014-15 New Jazz Standards series. Blue Whisperis Figarova's second album, after Twelve, on In + Out Records, an independent label based in Freiberg, Germany.

    Written by Howard Mandel, 2015
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Warehouse 535
    535 Garfield St Lafayette LA 70501
  • | Promotional
    - All Fabric 25% OFF
    Emily's Closet
    699 E. St. Peter St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.364.9404

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

  • | 7:00am - 11:00am | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and home-made products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are hand-made cypress yard objects, home-made bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more.
    Bouligny Plaza
    102 W. Main St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.369.2330
  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    Shadows-on-the-Teche
    317 E. Main New Iberia LA 70560
    337.519.3953
  • | 2:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Lamson Park
    1100 Bertrand Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Essanee Theater
    126 Iberia St New Iberia LA 70560
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Warehouse 535
    535 Garfield St Lafayette LA 70501
  • - Downtown St. Martinville
    Downtown
           
    337.394.2258
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Louisiana Comic Con is a two day event being held at the Cajundome Convention Center (444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506) and will bring together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups, in an affordable, family friendly environment.
    Cajundome Convention Center
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Charity, Fundraiser
    - 5th Annual Don Dugas Memorial Fin, Fur & Feather Cook-off. 5515 W. LA Hwy 688, Erath (across from Don’s Boat Landing). Cook-off, DJ, silent and live auction at 1 pm, live music by the GTO Party Band from 6am-10 pm and more. Sponsored by the Henry Volunteer Fire Department. Admission $5, kids 6 & under free, Entry fee for cook-off. 337-201-2876, 337-652-7347

    5515 W LA Hwy 688 Erath LA 70533
    337.201.2876
  • | Charity, Fundraiser
    Sugar Mill Pond Town Center
           
  • | Promotional
    - All Fabric 25% OFF
    Emily's Closet
    699 E. St. Peter St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.364.9404

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

  • | 1:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Lamson Park
    1100 Bertrand Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 2:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Essanee Theater
    126 Iberia St New Iberia LA 70560
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Louisiana Comic Con is a two day event being held at the Cajundome Convention Center (444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506) and will bring together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups, in an affordable, family friendly environment.
    Cajundome Convention Center
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the world observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.
     
           

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

  • | 2:30pm - 6:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and home-made products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are hand-made cypress yard objects, home-made bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more.
    Bouligny Plaza
    102 W. Main St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.369.2330
  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Russo Park
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • - Tuesday - Saturday
    10am - 4pm
    February 26 - April 6
    Jeanerette Museum
    Jeanerette Museum
           

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

  • | 2:00pm - 6:00pm | Shopping
    - Every Wednesday. Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies or any item made/produced locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time.
    GLC Meat Market
    6110 Loreauville Rd Loreauville LA 70552
    337.577.9160
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    701 E. St. Mary Blvd Lafayette LA 70503
    Jolie Johnson 337.482.2278
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Lamson Park
    1100 Bertrand Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, art, free, museum, discussion, ULL, Lafayette
    - Join us for an evening of live music at the Hilliard. The program of Dr. Andrea Kapell Loewy and Dr. Yu Ling Huang-Davie consists of Flute and Piano compositions of the mid twentieth century, emphasizing the romantic and lyrical aspects of musical collaboration.
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    710 East St. Mary Boulevard Lafayette LA 70503
  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Tulane
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Spring begins today in the northern hemisphere with the vernal equinox at 5:58 PM, EDT. Daylight length is virtually the same everywhere today. 12 hours & 8 minutes.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of year there are signs of earthworms as the ground thaws in preparation for spring. March's full moon.
     
           

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

  • | 7:00am - 11:00am | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and home-made products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are hand-made cypress yard objects, home-made bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more.
    Bouligny Plaza
    102 W. Main St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.369.2330
  • | 8:00am - 3:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Dragon Boat Races
    - The Acadiana Dragon Boat Races is hosted by Iberia ON TAP and involves 26 Dragon Boat teams (21 members per team) participating for the coveted Dragon Boat Race Championship, Best Drummer, Best Tent Area and most Team Spirit to name a few.The proceeds from this years event will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana and New Iberia Parks & Rec.
    Bouligny Plaza
    Main Street New Iberia 70508
    Rhyan Wheeler 337.268.9555 rwheeler@bgcacadiana.com
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Poker Run
    - Pre-Registration First 5 Jeeps to Pre-Register will get One Free T-shirt, Towel and $50 Bar Tab @ Quarter Tavern.

    Pre-Registration $25.00 and $5.00 per passenger
    Quarter Tavern
    910 East Main Street Suite 33 New Iberia LA 70560
    Danette Guillotte 337.519.8576
  • | 2:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Russo Park
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Selections include otherworldly "Jupiters" by W.A. Mozart and G. Holst, movie score from ET(Extraterrestrial) by J. Williams and "out of the classical charts" most famous P. Tchaikovsky's piano concerto. Featuring guest pianist Xiaohui Yang, Gold Medal Winner of 2016 International New Orleans Piano Competition.
    Heymann Performing Arts Center
    1373 S. College Rd Lafayette LA 70503
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Essanee Theater
    126 Iberia St New Iberia LA 70560
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, Evidence, A Dance Company focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Through work, Evidence provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. He is an advocate for the growth of the African American dance community and is instrumental in encouraging young dancers to choreograph and to develop careers in dance.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Bouligny Plaza
    102 W. Main St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.352.2180
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Couret Farms
    Pont Des Mouton and Acadian Hills Lafayette LA 70507
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - To celebrate puppies for all the joy they bring to our lives! Adopt one today!
     
           

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

  • | 2:30pm - 6:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and home-made products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are hand-made cypress yard objects, home-made bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more.
    Bouligny Plaza
    102 W. Main St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.369.2330
  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Russo Park
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Hosted by Sam Doores

    The Deslondes is a five-piece band from New Orleans known for their studied and inventive take on southern R&B and Country music. With the release of their sophomore album, Hurry Home, the band has toured extensively while remaining highly active in the local community, creating a unique roots music mecca in the Holy Cross neighborhood of the Lower Ninth Ward. In 2016, with the intention of capturing and marketing the spirit of this formidable music community, Deslondes member Sam Doores cofounded Mashed Potato Records with musician/producer friend Duff Thompson and they began recording bands on an old reel to reel recorder in their vans and in makeshift home studios. "Over the past couple years,” says Doores, “ we have been lucky enough to record, produce, and play with an amazing collection of artists.” For Louisiana Crossroads, The Deslondes bring this special community to the ACA, performing their own material as well as shining the spotlight on a variety of Mashed Potato Recording artists.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

  • | 2:00pm - 6:00pm | Shopping
    - Every Wednesday. Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies or any item made/produced locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time.
    GLC Meat Market
    6110 Loreauville Rd Loreauville LA 70552
    337.577.9160
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    701 E. St. Mary Blvd Lafayette LA 70503
    Jolie Johnson 337.482.2278
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, art, free, museum, discussion, ULL, Lafayette
    - Explore the long and successful career of artist and UL Lafayette College of the Arts Professor of Painting John Hathorn as he looks back on his artist works, his life in academia, and what is yet to come.
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    710 East St. Mary Boulevard Lafayette LA 70503
  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Religious Events, Spiritual, Multireligious, Interfaith, Community
    - Sharing Circle is a monthly symposium on the anthropological, sociological, psychological, and philosophical study of specific topics in various tribal/indigenous, classical polythiestic, neopagan, and intrapersonal spiritualities. Originally, Sharing Circle covered specific topics in specific religions with a presenter, akin to a workshop. Today, Sharing Circle is much more discussion based. Participants focus on one question per gathering and share their experiences and perspectives with others. The experience is both challenging and informational. Many participants state that they are asked to evaluate their beliefs logically and to entertain ideas you may not have considered before.
    Main Library
    301 West Congress Lafayette LA 70501
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Hosted by Sam Doores

    The Deslondes is a five-piece band from New Orleans known for their studied and inventive take on southern R&B and Country music. With the release of their sophomore album, Hurry Home, the band has toured extensively while remaining highly active in the local community, creating a unique roots music mecca in the Holy Cross neighborhood of the Lower Ninth Ward. In 2016, with the intention of capturing and marketing the spirit of this formidable music community, Deslondes member Sam Doores cofounded Mashed Potato Records with musician/producer friend Duff Thompson and they began recording bands on an old reel to reel recorder in their vans and in makeshift home studios. "Over the past couple years,” says Doores, “ we have been lucky enough to record, produce, and play with an amazing collection of artists.” For Louisiana Crossroads, The Deslondes bring this special community to the ACA, performing their own material as well as shining the spotlight on a variety of Mashed Potato Recording artists.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Friday, March 29th, 2019

  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, art, free, museum, discussion, ULL, Lafayette
    - Dianne Mouton- Allen will mediate a discussion addressing the exhibition Slavery, The Prison Industrial Complex, featuring experts and community members from across the political spectrum.
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    710 East St. Mary Boulevard Lafayette LA 70503
    Susie Gottardi 337.482.0825 artmuseum@louisiana.edu
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Essanee Theater
    126 Iberia St New Iberia LA 70560
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Broussard Sports Complex
    701 St. Nazaire Rd Broussard LA 70518
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day recognizing those very special husband-and-wife business owner teams.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Mar 29, 1848 a massive assemblage of ice blocks formed upstream of Niagara Falls late on Mar 29th and by midnight had stopped water flow over the falls. The ice jam held until April 1st when the waters of Lake Erie punched through and things got back to normal.
     
           

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

  • | 7:00am - 11:00am | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and home-made products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are hand-made cypress yard objects, home-made bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more.
    Bouligny Plaza
    102 W. Main St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.369.2330
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Fitness
    - Pop Up Promotions presents Fitness and Beyond. An event scheduled to help everyone make healthy decisions regarding their body from head to toe. Join us for strength training, cardio, massages, and vendors to take care of all of you.

    Guests - $ 5 entry fee gets you admission to take any class, use all of the workout equipment, speak to fitness trainers, and meet vendors to help you onto a healthy lifestyle. Chair massages, wash and style sets, samples and advice will be offered. Stay tuned for more details.
    Fitness and Beyond
    1009 Albertson Parkway Broussard LA 70518
    Sandra M McKinney 337.591.0626 joshuarobin1992@yahoo.com
  • | 12:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | 6:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    Our Lady of Wisdom Church
    501 E. St. Mary Blvd Lafayette LA 70503
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Essanee Theater
    126 Iberia St New Iberia LA 70560
  • | Charity, Fundraiser
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Chubby Carrier
    Sugar Mill Pond Town Center
           

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Monday, April 1st, 2019

  • | Health Seminars and Screenings
    Iberia Medical Center
    2315 East Main New Iberia LA 70560
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on 1 April by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Apr. 1-30. This crucial month is designed to educate Americans about cruelty and to urge them to report instances of violence toward animals.
     
           

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

  • | 2:30pm - 6:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and home-made products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are hand-made cypress yard objects, home-made bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more.
    Bouligny Plaza
    102 W. Main St New Iberia LA 70560
    337.369.2330
  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Russo Park
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • - Tuesday - Saturday
    10am - 4pm
    February 26 - April 6
    Jeanerette Museum
    Jeanerette Museum
           

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Arts and Entertainment, art, free, museum, discussion, ULL, Lafayette
    - Parents and their children will enjoy story time, songs with finger play, participate in a hands-on art project, and may explore the museum after the program. This program is free to attend.

    Due to the overwhelming attendance the museum has experienced with this program, reservations are required to attend. We ask that you arrive and check in no later than 10 minutes prior to the program starting. If the class is full, the museum will provide you with child appropriate activities for you to partake in the galleries.

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    Toddler Time is supported in part by Quest Pediatrics Dentistry.
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    710 East St. Mary Boulevard Lafayette LA 70503
    Susie Gottardi 337.482.0825 artmuseum@louisiana.edu
  • | 2:00pm - 6:00pm | Shopping
    - Every Wednesday. Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies or any item made/produced locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time.
    GLC Meat Market
    6110 Loreauville Rd Loreauville LA 70552
    337.577.9160
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    701 E. St. Mary Blvd Lafayette LA 70503
    Jolie Johnson 337.482.2278

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