Here are some things you gotta go see or do this week.
Bring your instrument and play Bluegrass and related music styles, no matter your level of ability. Guitars, fiddles, banjos and mandolins to the less conventional (they’ve had bagpipes!) are all welcome. If you don’t play an instrument, you can sing along or just come to listen.
“apprentice” musicians are welcome. Everyone is welcome and its free.
Cite des Arts
109 Vine St. in downtown Lafayette
Strategies in Abstraction
4 Week Acrylic Painting Class
This is a 4 week acrylic painting class is for those who love doodling in paint or artists who gravitate towards the abstract realm in artworks. Students will be introduced to various techniques and methods of creating abstract works in acrylic on canvas.
January 14th – February 4th
$180 – all supplies included
113 Clinton St.
January 17 and 18
Fairwell Alligator Man
A Musical Tribute To Jimmy C. Newman
With Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, and Doug Kershaw
Hosted by Joel Savoy
Joined by Caleb Klauder (Mandolin, Guitar, and Vocal), Reeb Willms (Guitar and Vocal), Rusty Blake (Pedal Steel and Guitar), Matt Meyer (Drums), and local musicians Kelli Jones (Fiddle, Guitar and Vocal), Gary Newman (Bass), Chris Stafford (Piano and Guitar), and Jesse Lége (Accordion).
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Jefferson and Vermilion
Basin Arts Jazz Factory… a not so secret speakeasy. Live jazz, dance and that so speakeasy kind of vibe.
113 Clinton Street
BLOW OUT BOOK SALE at the Hilliard Art Museumn
January 19, 2019•10:00—5:00PM
Really cool books that explore art. Perfect place to pick up some great gifts and no one will know you got them on sale! Stay a while and take in the exhibitions at the Hilliard. It’s a great place to take a break and see beautiful art. Bring your family and start a different kind of conversation than what’s for dinner.
710 East St. Mary Boulevard
Laurie Antonioli, jazz singer, to perform with jazz quartet at Burke-Hawthorne Hall
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 7:30 PM
$15 cash at the door
University of Louisiana Lafayette Burke – Hawthorne Hall
231 Hebrard Blvd, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503
Time to sign up for Krewe de Canaille Parade and plan how you will be participating
Feb 22 7-9 p.m. through downtown Lafayette
Krewe de Canailles is a walking parade comprised of individual sub-krewes. Any group of people can pull together to create a krewe. The only rules are your floats have to be man-powered and your throws eco-friendly. This year’s theme is Louisiana Folklore
Le Rougarou, le Feu Follet, and the Wayne Toupes Rice Festival incident are all parade ideas. Register on the Krewe’s website before Feb 1 and tart planning your krewe’s, costumes, dance routines, and floats now! The Parade will role on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 7PM -9PM.
Sign Up at
Krewe de canailles