Thursday Feb 22 @ 4:30 PM
Gundam Build Day
HobbyTown USA-Lafayette – Stop by with your favorite kit or pick up a new one and build with like minded friends. No purchase required. Children should be supervised.
Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM
The Office Trivia Night at The Wurst Biergarten Round 2
Lafayette Comedy – The Wurst Biergarten & Lafayette Comedy presents The Office Trivia Night. *** Due to the overwhelming interest in this event, we will have to have 2 rounds, with 30 teams each, and one final round. The teams will be split into 2 dates: Round 1 - Feb 8th Round 2 - Feb 22nd The top 10 winning teams from each night will be invited back to compete in the finals on March 8th. To register your team, please visit: https://thewurstoffice.eventbrite.com You are registering your team, NOT individual people. ONLY 1 TEAM MEMBER NEEDS TO REGISTER. Whoever registers on the ticket will be the person responsible for arranging their team. The Office, the American TV series, instantly became a cult classic centered around its characters and situations. So you think you are a fan? The come prove it with The Office Trivia Night. The rules are simple: - 4 rounds of 10 questions each - Break in-between each round (10-15 mins) - Teams must consist of 2 to 6 players -NO CELL PHONES DURING THE ROUND *If your cell phone is out during a round, your team will be disqualified for that round * Cell phones allowed on breaks - All answers must be written on 1 team answer sheet - Answer sheet turned in at the end of the round with team name - All questions consist of 1 point each - Winning team announced at the end of the game Winning teams will receive bar tabs, special drinks, ticket giveaways, and more. 7:00 PM Registration begins at 6:00 PM FREE!
Friday Feb 23 @ 1:00 PM
Focus Group for Women Veterans
Student Veterans Organization of UL Lafayette – This is a focus group for women veterans health held by the @AlexandriaVAMC at the Lafayette Community Based Outpatient Clinic.
Friday Feb 23 - Feb 25 @ 3:00 PM
The Hive Moving Days
The Hive at 810 Jefferson St. – Have you enjoyed the Hive at 810 Jefferson Street? We are leaving our current home and need to put our things in storage for a couple of months while we regroup and get ready to move to our new home! But after so many years in the same space, we are going to need EVERYONE'S help to take the next step. If you have worked at the Hive, played on the stage, come to a show, enjoyed a concert or conversation, you have done so somewhere that is completely VOLUNTEER operated and at an exceptionally low cost. We'd appreciate your help. We NEED your help. We will start taking things down on Friday at 3 pm and work through Saturday evening. On Sunday, we will move things into storage. We need people for all tasks! Please share this event and comment when you can come!
Friday Feb 23 @ 6:00 PM
Spring Exhibition Opening Reception
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum – Join us in celebration of two new exhibitions. Drinks, light refreshments will be generously provided by Bon Temps Grill, Dripping Springs Vodka and Bayou Teche Brewing.
Friday Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM
Friday Revival Night with Pastor Seth Williamson
Lafayette Revival Centre – Join us at Lafayette Revival Centre for February’s Friday Revival Night. We are excited to have Pastor Seth Williamson joining us. Come with expectation!
Friday Feb 23 @ 7:30 PM
An Evening with the Julian Lage Trio
Acadiana Center for the Arts – Arclight, Julian Lage's Mack Avenue debut, marks his first recorded outing on electric guitar and in a trio format, backed by double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Like that titular intense white light, Lage is a performer who burns brightly: The pace he sets is brisk, the mood often upbeat, the playing so quick-witted and offhandedly dazzling that one is compelled to immediately press "repeat," especially when tracks like "Persian Rug" and "Activate" whiz by in under two and a half minutes. For a thoughtful artist like Lage, who will research and ruminate on a project long before he sets foot in a studio, this was a liberating experience, plugging in and playing with a kind of abandon. He was encouraged along the way by his producer and friend, the eclectic singer-songwriter Jesse Harris, who helped maintain an air of spontaneity and discovery throughout the trio's three-day stint at Brooklyn Recording. Lage has long been heralded for his virtuosic ability as an acoustic guitarist. In fact, he was well known in musician circles as a guitar prodigy, whose early genius was captured in a 1997 Oscar-nominated documentary short, Jules At 8. As an adult, he's fulfilled the promise of his extraordinary youthful talent. The New Yorker's Alec Wilkinson declared, "He is in the highest category of improvising musicians, those who can enact thoughts and impulses as they receive them." Nate Chinen of the New York Times called Lage "one of jazz's breezier virtuosos, possessed of an unflappable technical facility and a seemingly boundless curiosity." After independently releasing a solo acoustic set of largely original material called World's Fair in 2014, that curiosity prompted Lage to reconsider the electric guitar, specifically a Fender Telecaster -- "the most refined embodiment of the modern guitar," as he puts it. "The Telecaster has been around for more than 60 years," says Lage, "and it's still so present. I took that as a parameter: Arclight focuses on my love of the electric guitar, specifically the Telecaster. And even more specifically, it's centered on a jazz trio. It's basically a realization of this recessive obsession I've had for a long time, but had never followed. I wanted to do songs that I feel maybe fell through the cracks for me when I was growing up, but now feel like a brand new kind of music."
Friday Feb 23 @ 8:00 PM
Lafayette Comedy presents Cliff Cash at The Wurst Biergarten
Lafayette Comedy – Lafayette Comedy presents "The Best Wurst Comedy Show, Ever" at The Wurst Biergarten. This monthly showcase features the best stand-up comedians from around the south, as well as national and touring comedians. Our headliner this month will be Cliff Cash. Featuring Alex Luchun, Marcus Bond, and Shelby Shone. Hosted by JP Leonard. This month's show takes place on Friday, Feb. 23. $5 cover at the door. CLIFF CASH BIO Cliff Cash comes from the religious and conservative south and adds a new twist to stand-up that you won’t soon forget. Finding absurdities in everyday culture, media, politics and dogma; Cash draws comparisons that others miss. Whether it’s through one of his characters or voices, an angry rant or a satirical rap song, Cliff will make you question what you accept as normal. A rising star on the comedy circuit, Cash is quickly climbing the ranks. He is featuring all over the country with multiple sets and hours of material, being accepted to the Cape Fear Comedy Festival three years in a row, the Norfolk Comedy Festival and winning Port City’s Top Comic 2013, Comedy Zone’s Almost Famous competition 2013 and chosen as one of 30 semifinalists nationwide in Comedy Central’s UpNext competition/talent search.
Saturday Feb 24 @ 9:00 AM
LASOAR BVD Paddle
Bayou Vermilion District – Beginner paddle (ages 4+) in the Vermilionville pond and Watershed exhibit tour. Paddle class and exhibit tour to be led by the great Greg Guidroz, Director of Environmental Awareness at Lafayette Parish Bayou Vermilion District! All equipment and a snack included! Visit https://www.lasoar.org/register/vermilionville-pond-beginners-paddle-and-watershed-exhibit-tour for more info.
Saturday Feb 24 @ 9:00 AM
Bring A Friend & Yoga
CrossFit Amis – It's time for our monthly BRING A FRIEND wod! But there's even more this weekend. We're also doing YOGA! Both of these are FREE and open to the public. Crossfit is not just for those who are fit. Every movement and workout can be scaled to accommodate for injuries and fitness level. For instance, if the Rx (prescribed) movement is an 800m Run, we can scale that back to 600, 400, or 200m or even a row if running is too much impact. If the movement is pull ups, we can scale it with bands or even ring rows. ANYONE can do crossfit, you just have to take the first step and show up. Yoga will happen directly after the wod at 10:15. Again, this is open to the public and for free. We are excited to be introducing our brand new yoga room in march and to get everyone ready we are offering this free yoga class to anyone who is interested. Anna Leach will be teaching this class and the classes in our new yoga room. What to bring: Sneakers Water Smiles Friends Snack Yoga mat Yoga accessories (if you have em or need em) We can't wait to see everyone on Saturday morning!
Saturday Feb 24 @ 10:00 AM
Boudin & Cracklin Cook-Off / Louisiana Red
Cajun Palms RV Resort – If you are up for a little healthy competition, enter our cracklin' and boudin cook-off! Cook-off will take place on Saturday, February 24th from 10AM-3PM. Don't worry, there will be taste testing for those of you coming just for the food!! Stick around and cut a rug to the sounds of Louisiana Red! Band kicks off @ 4pm! There will be a cover charge of $10 for non-campers which will grant you access to the cook-off and Louisiana Red performance! Contact our office at (337) 667-7772 for more details!
Saturday Feb 24 @ 10:00 AM
Célébration de la Danse
Vermilionville – All roads lead to Vermilionville (dancing shoes in hand) for community-wide discussions, dance demonstrations, art exhibit/sales and celebrations of traditional Cajun, Creole & Native American dance. This FREE event is part of our Local Learning Initiative at Vermilionville and is funded through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts & Decentralized Arts Funding in Louisiana. Put on your dancing shoes and join us for this exciting, informative event celebrating traditional Cajun, Creole and Native American dance. Event highlights: 1. Live music by Huval Family Band, Wayne Singleton and Same Ole Two Step and Canneci N’de Band of Lipan Apache; 2. Public dances featuring Cajun, Creole and Native American musicians playing live music for dancers; 3. Dance demonstrations by traditional dancers and students; 4. Art exhibits/sales by Bryant Benoit, Melissa Dronet, Shine and William Sonnier and the Juneau family (art features dance and music as prominent elements in their work); 5. Book readings, sales and signings by 2 time poet laureate Darrell Bourque, Sherry Broussard, Patrice Melnick and ULL Press; 6. Cajun Dancehalls and Zydeco Clubs Photographic Exhibit 7. Panel discussion on traditional dance and its role in our community and culture (featuring cultural anthropologists/ ethnomusicologists/ folklorists/ musicians/community cultural group representatives); 8. 'Dance and Dine' menu offerings, cash bar and more. To view the agenda, please visit Vermilionville.org under events.
Saturday Feb 24 @ 1:00 PM
Kundalini Reiki Level 2 w/ Sound Healing
The Yoga Garden – Kundalini Reiki Level 2 Certification with Sound Healing -2/24/2018 (1pm to 4pm) Kundalini Reiki is one of the most powerful reiki healing methods and self-development. It can be used alone or combined with Usui Reiki. Kundalini is a latent force energy within each person, that resides at the base of the spine. The goal of Kundalini reiki is to raise the energy from the bottom of the spinal column to the crown chakra known as our Shatki. By opening and stimulating the major chakra energy centers, we can channel reiki healing energy work for ourselves and others simply by focusing our intention and connect to the Source energy. Pre-requisites for this class is Kundalini Level 1. In level 2, there is a much broader in depth description on the different techniques and practices that will enhance your spiritual healing. This course includes: - What is involved in a level 2 attunement and what to expect - How and when to use level 2 for healing instead level 1 -A brief overview of the chakra. How chakras correspond and contradict each other. -The difference between muscle testing and pendulum testing -How to accurately use the pendulum using various methods that will benefit your healing sessions, yourself, and your clients. -Crystal Healing- How to read crystals & use them for different healings based on their properties, colors, and energy -Chromotherapy - Color therapy -How to open and trust your intuition and abilities - A Sound Healing Clearing - A Kundalini Reiki Level 2 Attunement - A FREE Pendulum & a healing crystal to take home Class Fee $140 Attunement will be given by Kundalini Reiki Master, Intuitive Life Coach, and New Paradigm MDT Healer Yolanda Cardona Sound Healing provided Sound Therapy (Diane & Ray Matherne)
Saturday Feb 24 @ 1:00 PM
Workshop: Advanced Studio Production
AOC Community Media – Learn to use a full television studio including cameras, intercom systems, a green screen set, an eight-channel audio board and an advanced control room. We'll also teach you techniques for communicating as a crew and how to live stream your show on AOC's website. This workshop certifies members to use AOC's largest studio, the Multi-Purpose Room. Members, volunteers and the general public are welcome to take any or all of our workshops. Prices will be adjusted due to your membership status. All registrations must be made at least two days before the workshop. AOC Members: $15 Non-Members: $30 Register via website: www.aocinc.org/learn.asp
Saturday Feb 24 @ 2:00 PM
Komen Acadiana Race for the Cure 2018
Lafayette Fitness Event Calendar – Pink out the Pond with Komen Acadiana for its 19th Annual Race for the Cure and Family Fun Day! Susan G. Komen® Acadiana has officially kicked off Race registration and is gearing up for its 19th Annual Susan G. Komen Acadiana Race for the Cure®. Once again, Komen Acadiana will be “Pinking out the Pond.” On February 24, 2018, Sugar Mill Pond, in Youngsville, will welcome a wave of pink runners, all joining together to raise funds for local community grants and lifesaving research to one day bring an end to breast cancer, forever. Race for the Cure® is Komen Acadiana’s largest annual fundraiser. Seventy Five Percent (75%) of the net proceeds raised through this event helps fund local community grants in and around Acadiana for breast cancer education, screening, patient navigation, treatment and support services. The remaining twenty-five percent (25%) goes to a National Research Foundation, and funds lifesaving research to find cures for breast cancer. This year, Race Day Registration and the Event Expo, will open at 2:00pm, and will include a Survivor Celebration, Survivor Parade, live entertainment, Team Hangout, Kids Korner, and much more. The 1 mile and 5k family fun runs will kickoff at 5:30pm. Post-Race, there will be a survivor ceremony, food, fun and a concert. Runners and walkers, alike, can sign up to participate in the Race for the Cure® by joining an existing team, forming a new team, or through an individual registration. Registrants are encouraged to fundraise and donate in addition to their race registration and will receive rewards and access to the VIP Tent, as more fully explained on our race registration form and website. Participants who are unable to physically attend the Race are welcome to fundraise and participate through our Virtual Runner option. Komen Acadiana services 19 parishes in Louisiana. Since 1999, Komen Acadiana has awarded over $3.4 million to local organizations for innovative breast health and breast cancer services not found elsewhere– serving the uninsured and under insured for screening, education and treatment. Additionally, Komen Acadiana has funded over $1 million in lifesaving research for cures for breast cancer. For more information about 2018 Acadiana Race for the Cure, including sponsorship or mission information, please contact the Area Director of Komen Acadiana, Gretchen Daniel, at (337) 993-5745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Feb 24 @ 7:00 PM
Vivacious Vixens Fashion Show
Feed N Seed Lafayette – *Vivacious Vixens Fashion Show* Come out to Feed n Seed Saturday, February 24th to watch the Acadiana Roller Girls transform into pinup models and take the stage to show off pinup fashion supplied by Lafayette Vintage Bizaar, Karen Blackburn, Ashley Clark, Cherry's Closet, and more! Hair and makeup provided by The Headquarters and Jonathan Fruge & company. Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8:30. Before and after the show enjoy the DJ who will be playing all of your favorites from the 30's-60's, including a little psychobilly. Dancing shoes are a must! Purchase raffle tickets to win dozens of prizes and get your photo taken by Ragin Imaging! Food is included in the ticket price. ALL ticket sales and raffle sales will be donated to Acadiana Roller Girls and Faith House. Come out and have a great time while also supporting some amazing local women. <3 Get your pre-sale tickets! There will only be a certain amount sold and you don't want to miss out on this! ?? Purchase your tickets here: https://vivaciousvixensfashionshow.eventbrite.com
Saturday Feb 24 @ 7:00 PM
50th Anniversary of 'Les Acadians de la Dispersion'
Vermilionville – Cinema on the Bayou presents the 50th Anniversary Presentation of Leonard Forest's Documentary: Les Acadians de la Dispersion. The film will be shown in high definition. And, for the first time will include English subtitles. Les Acadiens de la Dispersion delves into the roots of the widespread Acadian community. It questions the future of the social, economic, cultural, religious, traditional and political aspects of Acadian life. As we travel through Canada, France and Louisiana, we see the history and lives of these people through the eyes of Acadians themselves. They had to build their own defense over time to survive. Now, they are given an opportunity to enjoy their rich heritage, free from old myths of deportation.
Saturday Feb 24 @ 8:00 PM
Hex Campaign, Chemical City Rebels, Gamera, Vivisektor
The District Lafayette – Hex Campaign Chemical City Rebels Gamera VIVISEKTOR $7 8pm $2 Pabst blue ribbon $1 shot menu
Sunday Feb 25 @ 1:00 PM
Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
Vermilionville – Horace Trahan, the maker of the hit single, "That Butt Thing," in 1999 is a world renowned Cajun and Zydeco artist, respected for his accordion skills and ability to belt out vocals that will give you the chills. Having over-stepped boundaries and bypassed the stereotypes of naysayers, this native of Ossun, Louisiana, has made a huge and highly anticipated comeback on the music scene. Since the age of three, Horace's genuine appreciation for music is still his source of unwavering creativity. With influence ranging from Iry LeJeune, Aldus Roger, Lawrence Walker, Hank Williams, Hank WIlliams, Jr., George Jones to Wayne Toups, John Delafose, Boozoo Chavis, Beau Jocque, Clifton Chenier, Bob Marley and Bob Dylan -- there is no stopping Horace Trahan from expressing himself in any facet of music! Learn more about Horace and the band members by visiting the following website at www.horacetrahan.com/biography.