Don't miss these events in the Acadiana area (Oct. 13-19)

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FRIDAY

BACH LUNCH: 11:15 a.m., Parc Sans Souci, downtown Lafayette. Featuring local music and local food to benefit the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation. 

KAYSPIRACY ART SHOW: 6 p.m., Downtown Lafayette. Featuring more than 75 original paintings.

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENNA OLD SCHOOL JAM: FALL FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., St. Catherine of Sienna multipurpose center, 421 St. Patrick St., Donaldsonville. Dust off those dancing shoes and come enjoy some hip-hop, R&B, reggae, jazz and soul. $ 10. For tickets, call (225) 472-8350.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

ZWOLLE TAMALE FIESTA: Zwolle Festival Grounds, 1100 S. Main St., Zwolle. Festival to celebrate the Native American and Spanish heritage of the area with food, contests, rides, music and royalty, boasting some of the state’s most interesting crowns and fashion. (318) 645-2388. zwolletamalefiesta.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

LOUISIANA COTTON FESTIVAL: North Side Civic Center, 704 N. Soileau St., Ville Platte. Evangeline Parish celebrates big cotton in this venerated festival with Cajun joie de vivre, packed with rides, food, music, royalty, contests, a parade and the running of the Tournoi, a Medieval-themed competition of knights and jousting. (337) 831-3340. louisianacottonfestival.com.

LOUISIANA CATTLE FESTIVAL: Downtown Abbeville. Originally called the Dairy Festival, this southwest Louisiana event celebrates the cattle industry of the state with pageants, parades, contests, a livestock show and street dancing, as well as arts and crafts. (337) 652-0646. louisianacattlefestival.org.

BRIDGE CITY GUMBO FESTIVAL: Gumbo Festival Park, 1701 Bridge City Ave., Bridge City. Holy Guardian Angels Church sponsors this “world famous” festival of all things gumbo, including rides, pageants, cooking competitions, music, arts and crafts. $ 3. bridgecitygumbofestival.org.

ANDOUILLE FESTIVAL: 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, St. John Community Center, 2900 Highway 51, LaPlace. River Parish festival in celebration of the unique sausage, with cooking contests, carnival rides, food, music, royalty and more. $ 3, $ 1 children. (985) 652-9569. andouillefestival.com.

“A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. The Pulitzer Prize winner from Tennessee Williams comes to life from the Lauren-Reilly Eliot company. $ 20. citedesarts.org

SATURDAY

FOOTPRINTS FOREVER 5K WALK/RUN: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., River Ranch Town Square, Lafayette. A walk/run to support families coping with miscarriages, stillbirths or the loss of an infant, also featuring music, food and a remembrance ceremony. runsignup.com

TOUR DES ATAKAPAS: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., TRAIL Events, 413 Coolidge St., Lafayette. Includes a three, five or seven-mile run and duathlon. latrail.org/tourdesatakapas

17TH ANNUAL ZYDECO PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 8 a.m., Parc International, 200 Garfield St., Lafayette. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, juice, soft drinks, as well as a kids area filled with games, face painting, crafts, a fun jumps and more.

THIRD ANNUAL BACK THE BLUE FAMILY FUN DAY: 9 a.m., Cajun Harley Davidson, 724 S. Frontage Road, Scott. Enjoy dunk-a-cop, therapy dogs, face painting and more.

WILD THINGS: 10 a.m., Southeast Louisiana Refuges and Big Branch Marsh, Bayou Lacombe Center, 61389 Highway 434, Lacombe. Annual celebration of national Wildlife Refuge Week, with displays, activities and Wild Things art competition. (985) 882-2025. fws.gov/southeastlouisiana.

AUDITIONS FOR “JAMBALAYA, THE MUSICAL”: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 113 Clinton St., Lafayette. Auditions for dancers will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon, open auditions follow. All members must be available for rehearsal Nov. 11-14. facebook.com/upstagelafayette

CLACK FESTIVAL: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Warehouse 535, 535 Garfield St., Lafayette. A bounce music appreciation festival with vendors, food and rides. $ 5. 

SLIME PERFECTION — COLLAGES, ETC. BY JAMES VAN WAY: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Lagniappe Records, 313 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Featuring new works from the artist in display at the local record shop. 

ART MARKET: 5 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Enjoy a unique shopping experience featuring local art work, apparel, crafts, crochet, chair massage, jewelry, natural oils, mon reve, tarot card reading and woodwork.

MICHAEL EWING AND THE ALL STAR BAND/KALE: 5:30 p.m., Le Vieux Village/Farmers Market Pavilion, 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas.

OCTOBER ARTWALK: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., downtown Lafayette. Featuring artists displaying new works across the cultural district. Free. 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

REPTICON: Opening at 9:30 a.m. both days, Ramada Lafayette Conference Center, 2032 N.E. Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette. Featuring animals from around the world, products and demonstrations. $ 12 adults, $ 5 for ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under. repticon.com

SUNDAY

LES MALFECTEURS AND THE OFFICIAL FESTIVAL CLOSING JAM: 8 p.m., Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St., Lafayette.

TUESDAY

PUMPKIN CARVING EVENT: 2 p.m., Brookdale Lafayette, 215 W. Farrel Road, Lafayette.

ONGOING

ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Featuring “Art I-10” and “Steve Breaux: Waking Space.” 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. “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. 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 past 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 vegetables, 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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