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Friday, December 14th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Kids
    - Downtown New Iberia will look as if a Thomas Kincaid painting has come to life. Families, couples, and solo Christmas enthusiast alike will be able to tour downtown New Iberia via horse drawn carriage.

    The tour will begin at the Sliman Theater and end at the Christmas Village on the Bayou-Bouligny Plaza. Tours of the historic district will be led by McGee Scott Realty and powered by Arceneaux Ford.

    There will be Christmas Carolers, music, entertainment, s’mores, bayou side train rides, local food, hot coco, various local businesses all setup amongst our Christmas Village on the Bayou. Main Street businesses will also participate by having very specials.

    There are several carriage ride options. You can rent the 6-9 passenger carriage for $275.00 or the 12-15 passenger for $450.00. If you would like to purchase individual tickets they are $30 each. All passengers will need a ticket and the experience can be anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour or more if your family takes advantage of all there is to see. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Jenny Toups 337-207-5670 (call/text) with date you would like as well as how many tickets and time you prefer. Carriage rides will start at 5 PM each evening are available every 15 minutes.

    This event sold out in 4 days last year. Grab your tickets before you get left out in the snow!
    Downtown New Iberia
           
    Jenny Toups 337.207.5670 mztoups@ymail.com
  • | 5:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    LARC's Acadian Village
    200 Greenleaf Drive Lafayette LA 70506
    337.981.2364
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Essanee Theater
    126 Iberia St New Iberia LA 70560

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

  • Horse Farm
           
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, christmas, holidays, museum, culture, history, holidays
    - The community is invited to experience the simple warmth and beauty of Christmas past at Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park. Vermilionville brings to life the holiday traditions of yesteryear beginning at 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11th – Friday, December 14th & Tuesday, December 18th – Saturday, December 22nd. Regular admission applies.

    On Saturday, December 15th, the annual Old Time Christmas Family Day Celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m. and last until 4:00 p.m. with lots more to offer. The village will be filled with great learning opportunities, live music, delicious food, Native American storytelling, arts & crafts and self-guided tours. In fact, Papa Noël (the French Santa Claus) will be here and kids will be able to write letters to him sealed with wax. Our artisans will demonstrate several holiday happenings from 1765-1890 such as how to make candles, soap, Victorian paper ornaments, citrus pomanders and more. There will also be discussions about traditional decorations, gift giving and the Réveillon. Also, we will have a reading of The Night Before Christmas each half hour. Admission is $5 for those 4 and older.

    As a part of Old Time Christmas Family Day, we welcome those with sensory processing differences for a Sensory Friendly Visit to Vermilionville. This initiative creates an inclusive, cultural and learning environment. For the Sensory Friendly Visit, we will open at 8:00 a.m. to allow families to tour the village for two hours before Old Time Christmas Family Day begins. Once the village opens, sensory friendly accommodations will remain in place for an additional hour. Sensory Friendly crafts will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the Performance Center. Vermilionville offers special accommodations and accessories to ensure a successful visit for families. Admission is $10 per family and pre-registration is encouraged but not mandatory.
    Vermilionville
    300 Fisher Road Lafayette LA 70508
    Brady McKellar 3372334077x211 Vville@BayouVermilionDistrict.org
  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Kids
    - Santa will be at Kart Ranch EVERY Saturday in December leading up to Christmas. A free picture will be given with a $5 purchase.

    From 8:00am-10:00am, Santa will be here as part of our Sensory Family Saturday.
    Kart Ranch
    508 Youngsville Hwy Lafayette LA 70508
    337.837.5278
  • | 2:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
  • | 5:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    LARC's Acadian Village
    200 Greenleaf Drive Lafayette LA 70506
    337.981.2364
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    - SAVE THE DATE! Gather your family and friends on the beautiful grounds of Couret Farms, a Traditional Neighborhood Development in Lafayette, for a special winter event- Service Chevrolet Cadillac's Christmas at Couret.

    Experience live entertainment, Christmas shopping from local pop-up vendors, kids activities, pictures with Santa, and explore our neighborhood.

    This event is free to the public. No outside food or drinks are allowed. Food and drinks will be for sale on site. Lawnchairs and blankets are allowed for seating.

    Invite your friends and family to this event page. See y'all there!
    Couret Farms
    Pont Des Mouton and Acadian Hills Lafayette LA 70507
  • | 7:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
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  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Essanee Theater
    126 Iberia St New Iberia LA 70560
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.
     
           

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
  • | 5:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    LARC's Acadian Village
    200 Greenleaf Drive Lafayette LA 70506
    337.981.2364
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Essanee Theater
    126 Iberia St New Iberia LA 70560
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.
     
           

Monday, December 17th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
  • | 5:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    LARC's Acadian Village
    200 Greenleaf Drive Lafayette LA 70506
    337.981.2364
  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Local Events, Writing, Critiques, and Instructions
    - This new extension of the Writers Guild of Acadiana led by Louis Broussard focuses on the in-depth practices of writing through exercises, critiques, and instructions on a variety of topics. This FREE carefree artistic approach to writing will be held on the third Monday of each month starting July 16, 2018, at 5705 Johnston Street. The Barnes and Noble Bookstore has again opened the doors for all the creative locals to express and share their talents.
    Please bring notebooks, pens, tablets or whatever allows you to prepare for an excellent evening.
    For more information, please email Louis Broussard at Vetman96@Yahoo.com
    Barnes and Noble
    5705 Johnston Street Lafayette LA 70505
    Louis Broussard Vetman96@Yahoo.com
  • - On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.
     
           

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
  • | 5:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    LARC's Acadian Village
    200 Greenleaf Drive Lafayette LA 70506
    337.981.2364

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
  • | 5:00pm - 12:00am | Local Events, Free Admission, Live Cajun Music
    - Visit the Blue Moon Saloon for live Cajun music! Free rice & gravy will be served as long as supplies last starting at 8 pm. Happy hour is from 5-8 pm so join us early and stay late!

    The weekly Cajun jam at the Moon attracts some of the areas best musicians as well as folks from around the globe. Open to all, the jam allows players of all skill levels to sit in and play Cajun tunes the way they used to be played (comme dans l’vieux temps), all acoustic on the back porch.

    De temps en temps (from time to time), we have someone host the jam. On other nights, the sessions evolve depending on the musicians playing. It’s never scripted and never the same, you never know what’s coming next or who might show up.
    You don’t have to play to enjoy the jam. Have a drink, dance, just kick back, listen and meet folks from all around the world.



    Blue Moon Saloon

    Every Wednesday | 5:00 PM-12:00 AM

    Free Admission
    Blue Moon Saloon
    215 E. Convent Street Lafayette LA 70501
  • | 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
  • | 5:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    LARC's Acadian Village
    200 Greenleaf Drive Lafayette LA 70506
    337.981.2364
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Library Events
    - Compassionate Communication of Lafayette will be offering courses at the Lafayette Public Library every Wednesday. Take this opportunity to learn and practice spiritual listening and compassionate communication.

    Compassionate Communication of Lafayette:

    These great sources of training and process: I find NVC to be the perfect process for Cross Sector Collaboration. The Charter for Compassion encourages the foundation of compassion that allows for Introspection in creating neighborhoods and connection among a city's people. Introducing Compassionate Parenting can lead to Compassionate Children.

    Course Offerings

    A. Introduction to Compassionate Communication

    B. Thinking Outside the Box

    C. Values Clarification

    D. Precision Communication: Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say.

    E. Understanding Privilege Part I and Part II

    F. Collaboration Communication Across Sectors

    G. Compassionate Parenting



    Lafayette Public Library

    Every Wednesday | 6:00-8:00 PM
    Lafayette Public Library (Main-Downtown)
    301 W. Congress Street Lafayette LA 70501
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, $3 Admission
    - The Wurst Open-Mic will place every Wednesday at The Wurst Biergarten located downtown at 537 Jefferson St.

    Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time. At 9:00 p.m., the open-mic pauses while that week's headliner takes the stage. Following the headliner, the open-mic continues.

    This week's headliner will be Jasmine Ellis.
    Feature sets from Derek Kopswa & Holli Cuomo

    Hosted by Maggie Shipley and Vaughan Veillon, this open-mic is free for comedians, with a $3 cover for the general public. There will be drink specials including $2 PBR, Modelo, Dos Equis, and Corona.

    The show kicks up at 8:00 p.m. Interested performers should sign-up with Maggie or Vaughan by 7:45 p.m.


    The Wurst Biergarten

    Every Wednesday | 7 PM-10 PM |

    $3 General Public Admission

    The Wurst Biergarten
    537 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
  • | 5:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    LARC's Acadian Village
    200 Greenleaf Drive Lafayette LA 70506
    337.981.2364
  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Local Events, Kawanis
    - Join us to learn more about how this world-wide service organization is improving the world for our children. We are looking for some new members who want to serve our community. It's fun and rewarding. Contact Walter Campbell at 337-251-6500 if you'd like to learn more
    Don's Downtow
    301 E. Vermilion Street Lafayette LA 70501
    Walter Campbell 337.251.6500

Friday, December 21st, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
  • | 5:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    LARC's Acadian Village
    200 Greenleaf Drive Lafayette LA 70506
    337.981.2364
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 5:23 PM, EST.
     
           
  • - 1970. After writing President Richard M. Nixon offering to be a "Federal Agent-at-Large" to fight drug abuse and the drug culture, Elvis Presley met with Nixon at the White House on this date. Presley was not made a federal agent, but the two men had a cordial meeting. The photograph of them shaking hands is the most requested reproduction from the National Archives.
     
           

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

  • Horse Farm
           
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Kids
    - Santa will be at Kart Ranch EVERY Saturday in December leading up to Christmas. A free picture will be given with a $5 purchase.
    Kart Ranch
    508 Youngsville Hwy Lafayette LA 70508
    337.837.5278
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
  • | 5:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    LARC's Acadian Village
    200 Greenleaf Drive Lafayette LA 70506
    337.981.2364
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  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon. Moon enters Full Moon Phase at 12:49 PM, EST.
     
           

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

Monday, December 24th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
    Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.
     
           

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

    Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.
     
           

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
  • | 5:00pm - 12:00am | Local Events, Free Admission, Live Cajun Music
    - Visit the Blue Moon Saloon for live Cajun music! Free rice & gravy will be served as long as supplies last starting at 8 pm. Happy hour is from 5-8 pm so join us early and stay late!

    The weekly Cajun jam at the Moon attracts some of the areas best musicians as well as folks from around the globe. Open to all, the jam allows players of all skill levels to sit in and play Cajun tunes the way they used to be played (comme dans l’vieux temps), all acoustic on the back porch.

    De temps en temps (from time to time), we have someone host the jam. On other nights, the sessions evolve depending on the musicians playing. It’s never scripted and never the same, you never know what’s coming next or who might show up.
    You don’t have to play to enjoy the jam. Have a drink, dance, just kick back, listen and meet folks from all around the world.



    Blue Moon Saloon

    Every Wednesday | 5:00 PM-12:00 AM

    Free Admission
    Blue Moon Saloon
    215 E. Convent Street Lafayette LA 70501
  • | 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 | Library Events
    - Compassionate Communication of Lafayette will be offering courses at the Lafayette Public Library every Wednesday. Take this opportunity to learn and practice spiritual listening and compassionate communication.

    Compassionate Communication of Lafayette:

    These great sources of training and process: I find NVC to be the perfect process for Cross Sector Collaboration. The Charter for Compassion encourages the foundation of compassion that allows for Introspection in creating neighborhoods and connection among a city's people. Introducing Compassionate Parenting can lead to Compassionate Children.

    Course Offerings

    A. Introduction to Compassionate Communication

    B. Thinking Outside the Box

    C. Values Clarification

    D. Precision Communication: Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say.

    E. Understanding Privilege Part I and Part II

    F. Collaboration Communication Across Sectors

    G. Compassionate Parenting



    Lafayette Public Library

    Every Wednesday | 6:00-8:00 PM
    Lafayette Public Library (Main-Downtown)
    301 W. Congress Street Lafayette LA 70501
  • | 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
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, $3 Admission
    - The Wurst Open-Mic will place every Wednesday at The Wurst Biergarten located downtown at 537 Jefferson St.

    Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time. At 9:00 p.m., the open-mic pauses while that week's headliner takes the stage. Following the headliner, the open-mic continues.

    This week's headliner will be Jasmine Ellis.
    Feature sets from Derek Kopswa & Holli Cuomo

    Hosted by Maggie Shipley and Vaughan Veillon, this open-mic is free for comedians, with a $3 cover for the general public. There will be drink specials including $2 PBR, Modelo, Dos Equis, and Corona.

    The show kicks up at 8:00 p.m. Interested performers should sign-up with Maggie or Vaughan by 7:45 p.m.


    The Wurst Biergarten

    Every Wednesday | 7 PM-10 PM |

    $3 General Public Admission

    The Wurst Biergarten
    537 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Dec 26- Jan 1, 2019. African- American family observance created in 1966 by Dr. Manulana Karenga in recognition of traditional African Harvest festivals. This seven-day festival stressed unity of the black family, with harvest fest (karamu) on the first day and a day of meditation the final one. Kwanzaa means "first fruit" in Swahili.
     
           

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
  • | Local Events, Kawanis
    - Join us to learn more about how this world-wide service organization is improving the world for our children. We are looking for some new members who want to serve our community. It's fun and rewarding. Contact Walter Campbell at 337-251-6500 if you'd like to learn more
    Don's Downtow
    301 E. Vermilion Street Lafayette LA 70501
    Walter Campbell 337.251.6500

Friday, December 28th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

  • Horse Farm
           
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
  •  
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 4:34 AM, EST.
     
           

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

Monday, December 31st, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Christmas, holiday, history, museum
    - “This is Christmas Day--Present my warm regards to Mrs. Moore and all the family to whom I wish many happy returns of this merry-making season” [W.T. Palfrey to Judge John Moore, December 25, 1845]

    Join the Shadows’ family for “A Merry-Making Season.” Throughout December, the Shadows-on-the-Teche will be dressed for the holidays in greenery highlighted with fruits, nuts, and berries. Colorful decorations, antique toys, and a Christmas tree decorated with period ornaments are all featured in period rooms. “A Merry-Making Season” quoted from the Weeks’ Family Papers, describes their observance of the holiday season. Seasonal tours, focusing on holiday celebrations in the nineteenth century, will be offered during the Shadows normal operating hours. Guided tours of the house will emphasize similarities and differences of the nineteenth-century celebrations to the present.

    Regular admission rates and tour times apply.

    For questions, call the Shadows at (337) 369-6446 or email 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
  • Children's Museum of Acadiana
    201 E. Congress St Lafayette LA 70501
    337.232.8500
  • | 9:30pm - 12:30am | Arts and Entertainment, New Year's Eve, Geno Delafose, music, zydeco music, dance, concert, party
    - It's the biggest party of the year at Vermilionville. What better way to ring in the New Year than with Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and admission is $35 per person. This annual event is a favorite to locals and visitors alike. See you on the dance floor as we enter into 2019!

    Geno Delafose is a zydeco accordionist and singer. He is one of the younger generations of the genre who has created the sound known as the nouveau zydeco. His sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music and also country and western. His father is the famous zydeco accordion player John Delafose.

    FAQ

    • Vermilionville cannot allow any ticket holders inside the Performance Center before the doors open at 8:30 p.m. Our lobby opens at 8:00 p.m. if you choose to arrive early.

    • The event is on a first come, first serve basis. NO TABLE RESERVATIONS.

    • Our facility is accessible for people with disabilities.

    • Dress code is jeans/business casual.

    • No dance floor enhancements (i.e. cornmeal, sawdust, etc.) are allowed in the Performance Center.

    • Finger food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Performance Center. Party trays are $10 and jambalaya is $5.

    • Vermilionville provides one complimentary glass of champagne per person at 11:45 p.m. Non-alcoholic options are available.
    Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park
    300 Fisher Road Lafayette LA 70508
    Brady McKellar 3372334077x211 Vville@BayouVermilionDistrict.org
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.
     
           

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

  • | Schools and Education
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - The 85th annual Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. Now part of the College Football Playoff Series. The Sugar Bowl originated in 1935. Estimated attendance is 72,500.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Legal holiday in all states and territories of the US and in most other countries. The world's most celebrated holiday!
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Presented by Northwestern Mutual. The Rose Bowl Game has been a New Year's event since 1902.
     
           

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
     
           

Monday, January 7th, 2019

  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, girls, enpowerment, girl groups, vision, future leaders
    - GOMP, Girls Only Mentorship Program, is accepting applications for girls interested in joining. As a nonprofit organization, joining is completely free. Applications can be requested by mail or email: girlsonlymp@gmail.com. For more information about who GOMP is, feel free to visit our website at click for details. This is also where you will be able to find out about more events sponsored by GOMP.

    Any girl, age 8 and up (no age limit), can apply for registration. Although we are headquartered in Carencro, we welcome girls from all locations.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Alicia Sylve, CEO & Founder
    HQ in Carencro
           
    Alicia Sylve GirlsOnlyMP@gmail.com
  • | Schools and Education
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - January 7, 1927, basketball promoter Abe Saperstein's "New York Globetrotters" took the floor on this date at Hinckley, IL. Despite the "New York" name, the Globetrotters hailed from Chicago's South Side. The talented African-American players, unable to play in white professional leagues, barnstormed the nation in serious basketball promotional events. They changed to the "Harlem Globetrotters" in the 1930s and added humor to their games in the 1940s.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA. NCAA Division I college football playoff champion will be decided in this game with the combatants determined by the new College Football Playoff system.
     
           

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

  • | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    First Assembly Lafayette
    3555 Verot School Rd Youngsville LA 70592

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

  • | 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
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Beatles Tribute Band handpicked by Louise Harrison, making them the only band with a direct link to the original fab four! Recorded on a GRAMMY nominated CD!
    Heymann Performing Arts Center
    1373 S. College Rd Lafayette LA 70503

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - At age 23, Veronica Swift is now being recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene.

    In the fall of 2015, she won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2016 she was asked to perform a concert of her own at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City and she was a guest artist with Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center with the Tedd Firth Big Band and Marilyn Maye and Freda Payne. Veronica’s first appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center was at age 11 when she performed at the “Women in Jazz” series at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.

    In the summer of 2016 she headlined at the Telluride Jazz Festival, her 10th appearance there – but her first as a headliner. She first appeared there at age 10 with Dave Adams’ Young Razzcals Jazz Project and the great saxophonist Richie Cole and later she sang a duet with the featured artist, Paquito d’Rivera. Veronica finished her undergraduate degree (BM in Jazz Voice) at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in December 2016, where she was a full scholarship student. It was after that that she moved to New York City, where she was almost immediately started performing every Saturday night at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club, a gig she continues to maintain when she isn't on the road.

    Veronica has been on tour with her parents, renowned jazz pianist Hod O’Brien and celebrated jazz singer and educator/author Stephanie Nakasian. She has appeared on stage with Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Bob Dorough, Kim Nazarian, Danilo Perez, and others. With her family she has appeared at The Great Waters Music Festival in NH, Blues Alley Jazz Club in DC, the Jazz Standard in NYC, the Jazz Cruise, and for the New Jersey and Hilton Head Jazz Societies.

    Veronica recorded two CDs as a child – one at age 9 with Richie Cole and her father’s rhythm section and her mother, and one at age 13 with saxophonist Harry Allen. Her latest recording project “Lonely Woman” out this year features some of the hottest young jazz players on the scene including Emmet Cohen, Benny Bennack III, Daryl Johns (with whom she shared the Grammy Choir/Band experience), Matt Wigler, and Scott Lowrie.

    In addition to performing the Great American Songbook and Bebop and Vocalese classics, Veronica is also a passionate devotee of 20s and 30s music and has sung with Vince Giordano, Terry Waldo, and Drew Nugent. Veronica will record her next album for release this year, which will feature the great pianist Benny Green and his trio.

    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Blackham Coliseum
    2330 Johnston St Lafayette LA 70506

Friday, January 11th, 2019

  • - The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all new adventure – this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago - and maybe live still today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.
    Heymann Performing Arts Center
    1373 S. College Rd Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Blackham Coliseum
    2330 Johnston St Lafayette LA 70506

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

  • Horse Farm
           
  • | 8:00am - 12:00pm | Shopping
    Sugar Mill Pond Town Center
           
  • | 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
  • | 12:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.”
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | 2:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Art Walk Downtown Lafayette 6-8pm
    Downtown Lafayette
           
  •  
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Blackham Coliseum
    2330 Johnston St Lafayette LA 70506

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Blackham Coliseum
    2330 Johnston St Lafayette LA 70506
  • - On January 13, 1968, in a landmark concert, country music star Johnny Cash performed in front of 2,000 inmates at Folsom Prison at Folsom, CA. Backed by the Tennessee Three and accompanied by June Carter, Carl Perkins, and the Statler Brothers, Cash performed in the prison cafeteria. The concert was recorded as a live album and was a worldwide hit. Cash's choice to play to the prisoners cemented his reputation as a hero to the downtrodden.
     
           

Monday, January 14th, 2019

  • | Schools and Education
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Anniversary of the act that officially ended the American Revolution and established the US as a sovereign power. On January 14, 1784, the Continental Congress, meeting at Annapolis, MD, ratified the Treaty of Paris, thus fulfilling the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first quarter phase at 1:45AM, EST
     
           

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

  • - As a self-employed individual, generally you are required to file an annual return and pay estimated tax quarterly. Self-employed individuals generally must pay self-employment tax (SE tax) as well as income tax.
     
           

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Monday, January 21st, 2019

  •  
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of winter, the wolves howl in hunger. The January Full Moon.
     
           
  • - Black civil rights leader, minister, advocate of nonviolence and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (1964). Born at Atlanta, GA, he was assassinated at Memphis, TN, Apr 4, 1968.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters full moon phase at 12:16AM, EST
     
           

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

  • | 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
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that The Beach Boys’ songs have forever changed the musical landscape, profoundly influencing countless performing artists to follow. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who, along with Jeffrey Foskett, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, Christian Love and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston joined The Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glenn Campbell, who filled-in for Brian Wilson, on vocals/bass, when he retired from touring. Highly regarded in his field, Johnston’s vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock’s elite artists.
    Heymann Performing Arts Center
    1373 S. College Rd Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - “I want to take people to places they haven’t been.” Jesse Cook, Juno winning master guitarist, known for his intoxicating fusion of world music, has travelled the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him. “I like finding common ground for different music traditions, a space where music from around the world can come together,” Cook explains. “A place where modern sounds can mix with ancient timbres.”

    “There are many borders in our lives. Some others have built, some we create for ourselves. Whenever I ventured beyond the borders of my life, I have been the better for it. I grew up in the cold war, in a world of walls and borders. But then people began to change the way they thought. The walls came down. Europe united, and people began thinking of themselves as global citizens. The rising nationalism of today is exploiting our differences, not celebrating them. We are back to building walls, and I don’t want any part of it. Humanity, artistry, joy, and of course, love…these things don’t stop at some line on the map. If music is the universal language, maybe there is something it can teach us?”

    Cook also helps foster this spirit of cultural exploration visually through his photography on Instagram as well his popular weekly video releases on his YouTube channel and through Facebook. He was born in Paris, to Canadian parents. The family moved to southern France, where they bought a small home built in the 16th Century, for 100 dollars. “It was like stepping into the Middle Ages,” Cook recalls. “Manitas de Plata was popular then, and it was his albums got me interested in the sound of flamenco guitar.”

    After moving back to Canada, Cook started guitar lessons. “My teacher played flamenco. Then, when I’d visit my dad in France, he was living next door to Nicolas Reyes, the singer of the Gipsy Kings. I saw gipsy kids on the corner playing that way too.” It was as if the world conspired to get me interested in this style and I was hooked.” It was when he heard the Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin album, Friday Night in San Francisco that the die was cast. “I was captivated by the sheer virtuosity and freedom, that people could play whatever they wanted, creating in that space between jazz and flamenco.”

    Cook studied classical guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Music, moving on to York University, and jazz at Berklee College in Boston. On his albums, and in concert, Cook explores the roots of flamenco, and it’s many offshoots, from India to Spain, and on to Cuba and Latin America. Along the way, he developed his signature synthesis of world music. He has released ten genre-defying albums, garnering eleven Juno (Canada’s Grammy) nominations – and one win, in 2001 for Free Fall – in the World Music and Instrumental categories.

    As Cook reflects back on his journey so far, “Music has a way of touching your soul, and every tradition on earth has its own way of doing that. When we venture beyond our cultural and geographic borders, we can gain the whole world.”

    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Friday, February 1st, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - During American Heart Month in February, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," a national movement about women and cardiovascular disease. Each year cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly 500,000 women. For all the women you know who have been affected by cardiovascular disease, participate in Wear Red Day. Annually, the first Friday in February.
     
           

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

  • Horse Farm
           
  • | 12:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - The opera takes place in and around Seville, a city that, by the time Carmen was written, had already served many operatic composers as an exotic setting conducive to erotic intrigues and turmoil (Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Verdi’s La Forza del Destino, among others). The hometown of Don Juan, the city also inspired Mozart with Don Giovanni, and Beethoven used Seville as the setting for a study of marital fidelity in Fidelio.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | 2:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
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  • - 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
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
     
           

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA. Football's legendary battle between NFC and AFC champions.

     
           

Monday, February 4th, 2019

  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, girls, enpowerment, girl groups, vision, future leaders
    - GOMP, Girls Only Mentorship Program, is accepting applications for girls interested in joining. As a nonprofit organization, joining is completely free. Applications can be requested by mail or email: girlsonlymp@gmail.com. For more information about who GOMP is, feel free to visit our website at click for details. This is also where you will be able to find out about more events sponsored by GOMP.

    Any girl, age 8 and up (no age limit), can apply for registration. Although we are headquartered in Carencro, we welcome girls from all locations.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Alicia Sylve, CEO & Founder
    HQ in Carencro
           
    Alicia Sylve GirlsOnlyMP@gmail.com
  • - On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard student Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin launched "TheFacebook" as a social networking site. Facebook, later dropping the "The", quickly became an Internet sensation, reaching 901 million users by March 2012. The site currently has more than 936 million daily users (83% of whom live outside North America) and is offered in 70 million languages. On May 18, 2012, Facebook went public, with a volume of 567 million shares trading that day.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 4:03 PM, EST.
     
           

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

  • | 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 - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Johnette Downing’s Swamp Romp: A Louisiana Dance Party for Children
    Johnette Downing is a New Orleans multi-award winning musician, singer and author presenting Louisiana Roots concerts and author visits for children, as well as keynotes and workshops for educators globally. Dedicated to celebrating childhood, nurturing cultural exchanges and fostering literacy through her music and books, Johnette has performed in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, Central America, North America and the Caribbean. Johnette’s presentations speak to a child’s interests in an engaging, interactive, thought-provoking, educational, entertaining and culturally respectful way; earning her a reputation for being the “Musical Ambassador to Children” and the “Pied Piper of Louisiana Music Traditions.”

    Downing has garnered multiple awards including a 2017 Louisiana Writer Award, 59th Grammy Award Participant Certificate, eight Parents’ Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, two Parent’s Guide To Children’s Media Awards, four National Parenting Publications Awards, a Family Choice Award, two Family Review Center Awards, Family Review Center Gold Award, Family Review Center Best of the Year Award, DAR Literacy Promotion Award, an Imagination Award, and a Haiku International Association Honorable Mention Award. Her work has received rave reviews on Grammy.com and in Nick Jr. Magazine, Family Fun Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Parent’s Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, American Library Association’s Booklist, School Library Journal, Washington Post, Early Childhood News, Cookie Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, New Orleans Magazine, and Big Apple Parent to name a few. Further, she was selected as one of “The Women of the Year 2008” by New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine, “Thirty People to Watch in 2000” by New Orleans Magazine and “Forty Under Forty” by Gambit Weekly Magazine.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Schools and Education
     
           

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

  • | 7:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, the joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentleman’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.
    Heymann Performing Arts Center
    1373 S. College Rd Lafayette LA 70503
  • Lamson Park
    1100 Bertrand Dr Lafayette LA 70506

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

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