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10/05/2012 03:21PM ● Published by Aimee Cormier

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5

Tour du Teche III, 6:30 a.m., opening ceremony, at the boat launch in Port Barre. Races begin at 7 a.m., traveling to Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville. Visit www.tourduteche.com for information.

5th Avenue at Downtown Alive! 5:30-8:30 p.m., Parc Sans Souci, Lafayette. Free, concessions sold.

Mark Whitfield Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 West Vermilion Street, Lafayette. VIP tickets $40, table seating $30.

Jambalaya Cook-Off, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., River Ranch Town Center, Lafayette. Tickets $10 from Healing House: Hope for Grieving Children. Call 234-0443 to participate as a team.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

Shadows-on-the-Teche Fall Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 317 East Main Street, New Iberia. Admission $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-11. Concessions sold, 90 vendors and much more. Call 369-6446 for information.

Auditions for One Wish Talent Show, 525 South Buchanan Street, Lafayette. Call 237-2090 ext. 114 to request application. Fee $25. Auditions also held on Oct. 13. The Show will be Nov. 18 at Cite’ Des Arts, and funds raised benefit Christmas Toy Drive for The Extra Mile Region IV agency.

Tour du Teche III, 6:30 a.m., opening ceremony, Evangeline Oak, St. Martinville. Races begin at 7 a.m., traveling to New Iberia City Park and Franklin at Parc Sur La Teche. Visit www.tourduteche.com for information.

City Wide Garage Sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Breaux Bridge. Also Sunday, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Live antique auction at Buck & Johnny’s at 4 p.m. Call 337-277-4517 for information.

GermanFest, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., St. Leo Catholic Church, Roberts Cove. Call 337-334-8354 for information. Also Sunday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Franklin Art Walk, 6-9 p.m., downtown Main Street, Franklin. Live music, artists and exhibits. Call 1-800-256-2931 for information.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

Tour du Teche III, 6:30 a.m., opening ceremony, Parc Sur La Teche, Franklin. Races begin at 7 a.m., traveling to Berwick and Lighthouse Park on Atchafalaya River. Award ceremony at 1 p.m. For more information visit www.tourduteche.com.

Kings and Queens for a Cure, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sliman Theater, 129 East Main Street, New Iberia. Fundraiser for breast cancer. Boys and Girls ages 0-18 years may participate, $40 entry fee, represent title for one year. Call 201-7346 for registration.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

Acadiana Culinary Classic, 6-10 p.m. Cajundome, Lafayette. Tickets are $100 and tables of 10 are available by calling 269-1557, or purchase at the door. All proceeds benefit Hearts of Hope in Lafayette. 

Breakfast With The Mayor, 7:30 a.m., Ramada Inn, 2915 Highway 14, New Iberia. Tickets $25 and proceeds benefit Safety Net for Abused Persons. Table reservations $350. Call 367-7627 for tickets or information.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off, 7-10 p.m., Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. Live music by “5th Avenue.” Also Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday from 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit www.iberiachamber.org for schedule of events.

Mamou followed by Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys at Downtown Alive! 5:30-8:30 p.m., Parc International, Lafayette. Free, concessions sold.

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, 5:30 p.m., Girard Park, Lafayette. Also Saturday and Sunday. Music, bicentennial events, arts and crafts, food and much more. Schedules and applications online at festivalsacadiens.com.

Natchitoches Tour of Historic Homes, starts at 7 p.m. Friday and continues through Sunday, Oct. 14. Melrose Plantation, Lemee House, and many others. Visit www.aphnatchitoches.net or call 1-800-259-1714.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

Public Square Rosary, noon-1:30 p.m., in front of City Hall, Main Street, New Iberia. For information, call 560-1508 or 367-5068.

Ghost Wind Sock craft, 1 p.m., Parkview Library, 500 Grand Pre Boulevard, New Iberia. Call 364-7480 for information or to register for event.

World Championship Gumbo Food Fest, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. Meet celebrities, Roux Run, live music and more. Visit www.iberiachamber.org for schedule of events.

Books Along The Teche, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 106 East Main Street, New Iberia. Meet authors Kelly Broussard and Smiley Anders. Call 367-7621 for information.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. Live music, gumbo sells start at 11 a.m. Visit www.iberiachamber.org for schedule of events.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

Main Street Book Club, 5:30 p.m., Main Library, 445 East Main Street, New Iberia. Call 364-7024 for information or visit the website www.iberia.lib.la.us/.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

International Rice Festival, Children’s Day, begins at 9 a.m., Parade at 1:30 p.m., music starts at 3 p.m. and much more. Visit RiceFestival.com for complete schedule.

Roddie Romero and the Hub City Allstars at Downtown Alive! 5:30-8:30 p.m., Parc International, Lafayette. Free, concessions sold.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

Terror-on-the-Teche, 6:30 p.m., lawn of Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 East Main Street, New Iberia. Stories become scarier as the night progresses. Family fun in the beginning, and more mature audiences by 7:30 p.m. Tickets available through the Shadows or at the Iberia Parish Library. In case of rain, the event will be inside at 445 East Main Street. Call 364-7024 for information.

Sugar Jam, featuring Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, 6-9 p.m., Sugar Mill Pond Town Center, 120 Waterview Road, Youngsville. Free.

Out of the Darkness 5K, Suicide Prevention Walk, 8 a.m., Girard Park, Lafayette. Visit www.outofthedarkness.org or call 364-2408.

AARP Drivers’ Class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Iberia Council on Aging Meal Site, 415 Center Street, New Iberia. Cost for AARP members $12, non-members $14. Must call 367-1556 to register.

Southern Soul Food Showdown, 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Mon Amis, 7304 East Highway 90, Jeanerette, Grand Marais. Food, dancing and southern soul and Zydeco music. Call 365-8185 for information.

Tailgating Cook-off, 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Loreauville Park, 601 Ed Broussard Road, Loreauville. Gate fee $5, benefits St. Joseph Catholic Church. Includes fais-do-do with live music, Co-Ed flag football and more. Call 337-577-3852. Poker Run $30, benefits Special Olympics of Iberia, visit RodeHardRiders.com for more information.

Pumpkin Mobiles craft, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Lydia Library, 4800 Freyou Road, Lydia. All ages welcome. Call 364-7808 for information.

Ghostbusters, 5:15 p.m., Parc International, corner of Polk and Garfield, Lafayette. Admission is $2 for “Movies In The Parc.” Concessions sold.

Saints & Sinners Masquerade Bash, 7-11 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 West Vermilion Street, Lafayette. Tickets $45, two for $80. Call 233-7060 for information.

7-Mile Garage Sale, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Arnaudville, Grand Coteau and Sunset areas. To participate or for more information, call the Chamber of Arnaudville at 337-315-4275.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

Classical Movie Night, 7 p.m., Main Library, 445 East Main Street, New Iberia. Call 364-7024 for information.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

Archeology Lecture featuring Dr. Rob Mann with LSU, in conjunction with the annual Friends of the Library meeting. Contact the Iberia Parish Library for more information at 364-7024.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

Arc of Acadiana Charity Golf Classic, 7 a.m., Wetlands Golf Course, 2129 North University, Lafayette. Second “flight” at noon. Call 364-7215 or email Mhairi.Metzel@arcofacadiana.org for sponsorship information.

The Revivalists at Downtown Alive! 5:30-8:30 p.m., Parc Sans Souci, Lafayette. Free, concessions sold.

Tricks & Treats Nite, 6-10 p.m., 202 Optimist Road, Lafayette. Admission $5 for adults, children free. Costume contest 7 p.m. Hayride $3. Also Oct. 27. All proceeds benefit the Optimist Club and the youth of Acadiana. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

New Iberia Beneath the Balconies, 2-6 p.m., from Shadows-on-the-Teche (317 East Main Street) to Bouligny Plaza (102 West Main Street), led by the Bunk Johnson Brazz Band. Watch 11 theatrical presentations courtesy of the Iberia Preservation Alliance and the New Iberia Main Street Program. Bring your lawn chairs and visit vendors and restaurants on Main Street. Call 364-1603 for information.

Brudley’s Wild Game Cook-Off, 4-8 p.m., SugArena, 713 Northwest Bypass Highway 3212, New Iberia. Auction, live music, cooking teams and children’s activities. Tickets $20 for all you can eat, children ages 6-12 tickets $10. Call Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana at 268-9555 to have a team or sponsor this event, held in memory of Brudley and Nancy Kibodeaux.

Wine & Food Festival, 1-7 p.m., Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary, Lafayette. Programs, seminars plus Grand Tasting from 4-7 p.m. Tickets $45-65, with discounts for students and members. Purchase tickets online or call 337-482-0817.

Louisiana Book Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., State Capitol, Baton Rouge. Free and open to the public, features authors from across the South. Call 225-219-9503 for information.

Harvest Moon Festival, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., downtown Franklin. Chili Cook-Off, live music, and children’s activities. Visit www.franklinharvestmoonfest.com for information and applications. 

CHS Halloween Carnival, 3 - 6 p.m. in the Catholic High School Gym in New Iberia. This event is open to the public and elementary-age children are invited to attend. Admission is $1 and a canned good per person!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

Halloween Children's Festival and Costume Contest - Costume contest at 2 p.m., games, fun jump, cake walk, concessions. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., 337-367-1580.

Chariot Parade, 6 p.m., St. Martinville on the grounds of St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, 133 South Main Street. Sponsored by the St. Martinville Creole Farmers Market, it is free to enter a decorated children's-size float in the parade. Concessions sold at 6 p.m. Register for door prizes. Call 337-652-3819 for information.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

Photosynthesis art pieces may be submitted now through Nov. 2 at the Main Library, 445 East Main Street, New Iberia. Call 364-7024 for information.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Cajundome, Lafayette. For information, contact the Community Foundation of Acadiana at 337-769-4841.

THEATER & ARTS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5

Barefoot in the Park, 7:30 p.m., Duchamp Opera House, 200 South Main Street, St. Martinville. Presented by Evangeline Players, tickets are $10. Call 394-5574 or 394-6604.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

Auditions for One Wish Talent Show, 525 South Buchanan Street, Lafayette. Call 237-2090 ext. 114 to request application. Fee $25. Auditions also held on Oct. 13. The Show will be Nov. 18 at Cite’ Des Arts, and funds raised benefit Christmas Toy Drive for The Extra Mile Region IV agency.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

All Creatures Great & Small, local artist group art exhibit, 6:30 p.m., Main Library, 445 East Main Street, New Iberia. Call the IPL at 364-7024 for information.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

Peter Pan, 7 p.m., Angelle Auditorium, 601 East St. Mary Boulevard, Lafayette. Presented by Christian Youth Theater, tickets are $10 for children ages 3-12, adult tickets at the door $14. Visit www.cytlafayette.org for complete information. Also Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

Lilies of the Field, 7:30 p.m., 126 Iberia Street, New Iberia. Presented by the Iberia Performing Arts League, Friday and Saturdays through Oct. 27, and Sundays at 3 p.m., through Oct. 28. Tickets are $10 and available by calling 364-6114.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

Pride & Prejudice, 7 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette. Tickets $46.75-$51.85. Call Performing Arts Society of Acadiana at 237-2787.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

Les Miserables, Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. Broadway in New Orleans presents the classic onstage. Tickets $45. Call 1-800-982-2787 or visit Ticketmaster. Through Nov. 4.

THROUGH DECEMBER 8

Aquarellistes: Louisiana Watercolorists. Exhibit in honor of the state’s bicentennial with paintings created by members of the Louisiana Watercolor Society. Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary, Lafayette. Call 337-482-2278 for information. Closed Sunday and Monday.

THROUGH DECEMBER 2012

Urban Clowns: Evolution of a Species is a new exhibit by artist Andre LaSalle featuring found object metal sculpture and large scale acrylic painting. His work is now being featured at A&E Gallery, 335 West St. Peter Street, New Iberia. For more information call 337-364-2645 or visit www.schex.com/AandE.

Religious Art Exhibit by Jo Ann Butler, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cathedral of St. John Museum, 515 Cathedral Street, Lafayette. Special Open House Oct. 20-21. Call 232-1322 for information.

THROUGH JANUARY 2013

The Fabrique Nationale Browning/Winchester Collection, Lafayette Science Museum, 433 Jefferson Street, Lafayette. For information call 291-5544 or visit www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org. Presented as part of the “Louisiana: 200 Years Later” events, contains more than 40 guns on display together for the first time.

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