Don’t miss these events in the Acadiana and outlying areas of south Louisiana (May 18-24)

Don’t miss these events in the Acadiana and outlying areas of south Louisiana (May 18-24)

Don’t miss these events in the Acadiana and outlying areas of south Louisiana (May 18-24)

DOWNTOWN ALIVE!: 5 p.m., Parc International, downtown Lafayette. Featuring music from Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys.

SUPERCOLLIDER: 7:30 p.m., The Omni Center, 227 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Showcase of Acadiana and Silverbacks Improv groups. $10.


STARKS MAYHAW FESTIVAL: La. 12 and La. 109, Starks. Arts and crafts, food, carnival rides, and gospel and country-western music are featured attractions at this festival.

"LIFE. BUT DIFFERENT": 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Glynnwood Avenue, Lafayette. The first installation of s.p.a.c.e. Lafayette’s season series, this show features choreography that explores the idea of new life. Tickets and more info at


"THE QUICKENING": 7:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Thursday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Acadiana Repertory Theatre presents Mark Scharf’s drama/ghost story. $15, $12 for students and seniors with valid I.D.

ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lafayette Science Museum, 433 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Learn about Louisiana species and the importance of protecting endangered species.

FAMILY FUN DAY: 12:30 p.m., Electronic Protection Systems, LLC, 1817 Bertrand Drive, Suite A, Lafayette. A day of food and fun for a good cause.

LOUISIANA BOIL-OFF: 4 p.m., Warehouse 535, 535 Garfield St., Lafayette. Crawfish festival and cooking competition with proceeds benefiting Miles Perret Cancer Services. Free. Tasting ticket sheets $10.

WHOP BEZZY: 9 p.m., Delta Grand II, 314 Jefferson St., Lafayette. The Baton Rouge rapper performs an exclusive concert.

MELTING POT SHOW: 9 p.m., Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St., Lafayette. Concert featuring Dr. C & the Gris Gris, Shrugs, New Natives Brass Band and Scenic World playing their own and each other’s songs.

BAYOU VERMILION FESTIVAL AND BOAT PARADE: 10 a.m., Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. Annual event with boat parade, kayaking, music and food.

MUSIC BOX RED CARPET SPRING CONCERT: 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Arts organization presents three concerts. $12. (337) 534-0611.

HOBIE FIRST CAST KAYAK FISHING TRIP: 8 a.m., Pack & Paddle, 601 E Pinhook Road, Lafayette. Experience the world of kayak fishing from the seat of a Hobie kayak on this special introductory trip.

STAMPS AND STENCILS: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. The Makers Society of Lafayette hosts a classes on making stamps and stencils, featuring Marie Palmer. Free.

FREE BLUES DANCE CLASSES: 5:30 p.m., Artmosphere Bistro, 902 Johnston St., Lafayette.

MAY WINE DINNER "ITALIAN WINE TOUR": 6:30 p.m., Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 2010 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. Prepare for your taste buds to be whisked away with a four-course food and wine pairing.

SOUTH LOUISIANA SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL & WORKSHOP: various event times, downtown Lafayette. A unique event that combines the intimate, intensive, and creative songwriting process with a public-facing festival.

LAFAYETTE COMEDY’S THE WURST OPEN MIC: 7 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Katie East headlines. Hosted by Maggie Shipley and Vaughan Veillon. Free for comedians. $3 for general public.

KROTZ SPRINGS SPORTSMEN’S HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 548 Haas St., Krotz Springs. This festival includes rides, food, music, crafts, pageants, fishing tournament, cook-off and skeet-shooting competition. It is also known for the Blessing of the Hunter and celebrating Krotz Springs’ 100th anniversary.

CAJUN HEARTLAND STATE FAIR: 5 p.m., Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette. The 30th annual state fair begins with "Share a Ride with a Friend Night." Wristbands and advance tickets on sale now.

PARKS AND RECREATION TRIVIA NIGHT: 7 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Test your knowledge of the popular NBC comedy. $5 team registration.

SONGS OVER STYLE: 7 p.m. doors, show at 8 p.m., Warehouse 535, 535 Garfield St., Lafayette. Featuring seven different musical performers from south Louisiana, including Ani Difranco, Keith Frank and others. $25 at

ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Featuring the exhibits "Tina Girouard: Parts Known and Unknown," "Wood Meets Paint: Arthur McViccar" and "Artists’ Alliance Revisited 2018."

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

HILLIARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Featuring "Lynda Frese: Holy Memories & Earthly Delights," Tina Freeman: Artist Spaces," "Spotlight on Francis Pavy" and "Bill Viola: The Raft." Yoga in the Galleries at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month; free guided tour at 2 p.m. every Friday and Saturday.

HUB CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oil Center, 427 Heymann St., Lafayette. First and third Saturdays include an arts weekend.

LAFAYETTE FARMERS AND ARTISAN MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Moncus Park, 2913 Johnston St., Lafayette. Includes a Cajun jam at 9 a.m.

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.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones.

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