Don't miss these events in the Acadiana area (July 14-20)

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FRIDAY

GIRLS NIGHT OUT COOKING EXPERIENCE: 6:30 p.m., Top’s Appliances & Cabinetry, 5826 Johnston St., Lafayette. Join for a hands-on cooking class experience with your fave gal pals. eventbrite.com

CAJUN ART TOUR: 7 p.m., Cajun Food Tours. Visit studios and venues throughout the city and meet local artists who will be on hand to share their work along with their stories. $ 55 per person. cajunfoodtours.com

AARON NEVILLE: 7:30 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. Enjoy great music from the legendary vocalist and musician. ticketmaster.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

BAYOU BELLY FESTIVALE 2017: 9 a.m., Burke Theatre, 231 Hebrard Blvd., Lafayette. An event to gather belly dance artists from all over Louisiana community and beyond. trybehabibibizarre.com.

“WENDY UNWRITTEN”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St. A developmental production of Kat Ramsburg’s play from the Acadiana Repertory Theatre. $ 15. $ 12 for students and seniors with a valid ID. citedesarts.org

SATURDAY

DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS UNLEASHED: 9 a.m., Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. Experience up-close encounters with a lifelike stegosaurus, velociraptor and the king T-Rex in this walk-thru exhibit. discoverthedinosaurs.com

EJ TYLER ACTORS WORKSHOP: 9 a.m., Ramada Lafayette Conference Center, 2032 N.E. Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette. Get involved in the entertainment industry ranging from stage, TV and film. Come learn from industry professionals, skills like directing, acting, writing, and the dos and donts at casting calls and much much more.

BLACK POT/PIT COOK-OFF: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cajun Harley Davidson, 724 I-10 S. Frontage Road, Scott. Taste great food and vote. $ 5 armband to sample all entries. 

PLAY DAY — THE ART OF RECYCLING: 10 a.m., Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Join us for Play Day as we celebrate our summer exhibitions and explore the art of recycling through art projects, games, and more.

“THE MARTIAN WARS” BOOK SIGNING: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lafayette Science Museum, 433 Jefferson St., Lafayette. meet author Jake Beebe and get a signed copy of the book for $ 10. 

CARPE DIEM/SOPHI. P CAKES GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION: Noon to 6 p.m., 3209 Johnston St., Lafayette. Featuring a ribbon-cutting at 12:30 p.m. and door prizes throughout the day to celebrate the grand opening of the two local sweet shops. 

FLY FISHING HANGOUT: 2:30 p.m., Pack & Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook Road, Lafayette. Hangout where you can learn some things about fly fishing, check out some gear, meet other folks into fly fishing and while you’re at it, enjoy a cold beer.

“RENDEZ-VOUS DES CAJUNS” CAJUN MUSIC SHOW: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., doors open at 4 p.m., Liberty Theatre, 200 W. Park Ave., Eunice. Come early and grab your popcorn and drink before settling in for some traditional cajun music. Dancing is encouraged for all ages. Forest Huval and Friends will be performing. For more information, contact the Enuice Mayor’s Office at (337) 457-7389.

A BASTILLE DAY PICNIC, FEATURING “RATATOUILLE”: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Warehouse 535, 535 Garfield St., Lafayette. Help Festival International celebrate its French heritage at this event, which features an outdoor screening of the popular animated film. Food, drinks and popcorn will be available for purchase. Children 12 and under get in free. Guests 21 and older can enjoy a tasting of select wines and cheeses for $ 5 at the door. 

SUNDAY

BRUNCH, BROWSE AND BUY: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Jefferson Street Pub, 500 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Enjoy brunch, drink specials and local businesses showing off their wares. 

KAYAKING 101: 4 p.m., Pack & Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook Road, Lafayette. In this on-water seminar, you’ll learn everything you need to know to learn how to paddle a flatwater kayak efficiently and basics including terminology, the best ways to enter and exit a kayak as well as all the basic strokes. packpaddle.com

LRE ACTING SHOWCASE: 7 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. The class will perform six scenes. Proceeds go to United Way of Acadiana. $ 5. lretheatre.com

WEDNESDAY

SILVERBACKS’ IMPROVISED MUSICAL: 7:30 p.m., The Hive, 810 Jefferson St., Lafayette. The evening will kick off with musical games featuring live improvised accompaniment.

THURSDAY 

COMEDY CORNER, A STANDUP COMEDY SHOWCASE: 8:30 p.m. The Greenroom, 229 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Featuring Louis Katz, Tyler Elliott and Brandon Davidson. Free. 

ONGOING

AT ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Featuring “French Connection: From the collection of the Rev. Paul Bienvenu,” through July 22; “Neo-Eclectic Post Bop Expressionism: Dutch Kepler,” through Sept. 9; “A Quilting Journey” through Aug. 12; and “Power Keg,” opening Saturday through Sept. 9. $ 15-$ 20. acadianacenterforthearts.org.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ACADIANA: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 201 E. Congress St., Lafayette. Admission is $ 7 for children and adults. Free for children 12 months and under. childrensmuseumofacadiana.com.

HILLIARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Featuring “Spiritual Journeys: Homemade Art from the Becky and Wyatt Collins Collection” and “Pierre Bonnard: Landscapes from Le Cannet” through Aug. 12; “CONTINGENt: drawing and sculpture by Joan Tanner” through Sept. 16; “Spotlight on Francis Pavy” through Dec. 9; Yoga in the Galleries on the second Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. and free guided tour every Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. hilliardmuseum.org.

HUB CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oil Center, 427 Heymann St., Lafayette. Located across from Champagne’s. The first and third Saturdays include an arts weekend. lafayettehubcitymarket.com.

LAFAYETTE FARMERS AND ARTISAN MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston St., Lafayette. Includes a Cajun jam at 9 a.m. marketatthehorsefarm.com.

OPELOUSAS FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Farmers Market Pavilion, 925 E. Landry St., Opelousas.

TECHE AREA FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia.

LAFAYETTE SCIENCE MUSEUM: 433 Jefferson St., Lafayette. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. lafayettesciencemuseum.org.

JAM SESSION: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, Cajun Campground, 5552 U.S. 190, Eunice. A Cajun tradition in which both amateur and seasoned musicians take turns.

JEANERETTE MUSEUM: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. Learn about the last 200 years of the sugar cane and cypress lumber industries and the days of the steamboat. (337) 276-4408 or jeanerettemuseum.com.

JEANERETTE WEEKLY MARKET: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce Grounds, 1440 Main St., Jeanerette, Every Friday, locally grown vegetable, canned items, jewelry and other homemade items. (337) 339-3383.

LE VIEUX VILLAGE: 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. cityofopelousas.com/le-vieux-village.

NUNU COLLECTIVE: 1510 Bayou Courtableau Highway, Arnaudville. Featuring a marketplace at 11 a.m. Fridays through Sundays.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones

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