TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 12:00 PM
Louisiana Bridal Expo
CAJUNDOME – You are cordially invited to see the latest in wedding decor, formal wear, flowers, cakes and photographers. Also featuring businesses to help you plan the perfect wedding or special occasion: caterers, gift registries, reception halls, limos and more. Door Prizes - Fashion Shows - Entertainment Your one stop shop for everything for your upcoming wedding day. Must be 12yrs or older to enter event. NO STROLLERS! Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Tue, 1 Aug 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 1:00 PM
Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
Vermilionville – Come dance the afternoon away at Vermilionville's Performance Center with Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express. Admission is $10 and refreshments will be available for this smoke-free family-friendly event. For more information call (337) 233-4077. HORACE TRAHAN & THE OSSUN EXPRESS 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, today. 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!
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 6:00 PM
Candlelight Yoga Nidra
The Yoga Garden – Don't miss this special evening of yogic sleep in the atmosphere of our intimate candlelit deck. Yoga nidra is a powerful form of yoga that has been practiced for thousands of years as a process of awakening to one's true self. "Yoga Nidra" means yogic sleep and ventures far beyond deep relaxation to a place of natural peace and quiet that is tremendously healing. The first stage of relaxation brings about a calm mind while the body feels heavy and deeply relaxed. An inner
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
Digital Bookmobile at Lafayette Public Library - South Regional
Lafayette Public Library – The Digital Bookmobile will be at the South Regional Library, on Monday, September 25! The Digital Bookmobile promotes the library's digital catalog of FREE eBooks and audiobooks to your community. To get started, all you need is a library card, device, and an internet connection. Visit the Digital Bookmobile to: - Borrow eBooks & more for free - Explore a variety of devices (iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, nook, etc.) - Receive one-on-one tutorials to get reading in no time - Get all of your questions answered by eReading experts The Digital Bookmobile is traveling around North America in 2017 and is making a stop at the Lafayette Public Library! Be sure to stop by this one day event to see the high-tech update to the traditional bookmobile and experience the fastest way to get reading. For more information, visit http://www.digitalbookmobile.com/
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
PoundFit Class
Embody Zest – Using drum sticks to pound the floor makes you forget you are doing squats! Fun music and rhythm cardio class. $12/class or $50 for 6 class series Taught by Sue Thevenet Mondays @ Noon Sept 25-Oct 30 Call or Text to save your spot! 337-806-7737
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 6:30 PM
Les Vues Film Series
Vermilionville – Join us for the free monthly cultural film series, Les Vues, held the last Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Performance Center. Les Vues is curated by filmmakers and enthusiasts, mostly from around the state. The films will range from features, documentaries, student film, shorts, animation, etc. that focus on the themes surrounding various aspects of culture. Following the screenings will be an open discussion between the audience and the curator about the themes of the movie and how they apply to that culture as well as our own. Documentary film pioneer Robert Flaherty's last feature, Louisiana Story, is a drama about a boy growing up in a swamp and the arrival of oil derricks. Sponsored by Standard Oil, the film can be seen as a paean to the minimal effect an oil company can have on the wilderness it seeks to exploit. Flaherty also picked a cast of amateur players to act out a simple story of a young Cajun boy (Joseph Boudreaux) and his parents living in Louisiana's magnificent bayou country almost side-by-side with a huge oil derrick. So, the film's status as a non-fiction film has been challenged. The boy is at first disturbed by the clanging machinery, but the workers at the derrick soon show him the benefits of their labor and promise to leave the land unscathed when they've finished drilling. Aside from the arguable message the film's sponsor promotes, Flaherty's film is a continuation of his life-long exploration of man's relationship to his natural environment in films such as Nanook of the North and Man of Aran. September's screening will be curated by Dr. David Cheramie, who is a native of Bayou Lafourche. Dr. Cheramie is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bayou Vermilion District. His area of expertise is in Louisiana French language, culture and history. Admission to the series is free, but a suggested $5 donation will go toward curating and screening costs. For additional events at Vermilionville, please visit www.bayouvermiliondistrict.org/vermilionville/en/events/. Photo: Joseph Boudreaux signing the 'Louisiana Story' poster in the lobby of Vermilionville's Living Museum & Folklife Park.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 4:00 PM
The Gym Of New Iberia - Trunk Show
lululemon Baton Rouge – Look out New Iberia, we are heading your way on September 26th! And we can’t wait to see you. Join us at The Gym Of New Iberia for a Trunk Show with our latest and greatest Fall gear. Believe us, you won’t want to miss it. Are you planning on attending the Trunk Show and have a special request of what we should bring? Let us know here and we will do our best to fulfill it!
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 5:30 PM
$5 Yoga en français
Vermilionville – Wind down after work with 75 minutes of hatha yoga en français with Anissa Galloubi in Vermilionville's Performance Center. You don't need to speak French to attend, but you'll surely learn a little while here! Cost is $5 per person, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the museum. Détendez-vous à la fin de la journée de travail avec 75 minutes de Hatha-yoga avec Anissa Galloubi dans la Salle de Danse à Vermilionville. Les francophones et les non-francophones seront également les bienvenues. Le tarif est $5/personne et une pourcentage des recettes seront reversées au musée.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 - Nov 1 @ 9:00 PM
Acoustic Tuesday w/ Keith Blair & Special Guest at Murphy's Law
Live and Local – Don't miss a great night of Guitar with Keith Blair at Murphys Law Sports & Cigar Bar starting at 9pm with a special guest until midnight! The best Tuesday night in Acadiana.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 5:00 PM
Zingara Yoga Immersion
The Yoga Garden – What is an Immersion? Zingara Yoga's Immersion is a 60-hour program designed to take you deeper into your yoga practice by delving into the gross and subtle anatomy of the asana postures, the energetics of breath and body, and the history and philosophy of Yoga. Who can participate? Anyone who loves yoga and has been practicing regulary for the last six months! We suggest you continue your preparation by attending at least one to two classes a week until the start of the program. The Immersion is the first module and pre-requisite of Zingara Yoga's Teacher Training program, however, there is no obligation to continue on to Teacher Training when you are done. What will be covered in the Immersion? Our sessions will have a combination of group asana practice, lecture, and discussion. Specifically, we will be exploring the following: Asana: Refinement of level 1-2 postures in the five spinal movements (forward bends, backbends, lateral bends, twists and axial extension) as well as the five foundations (standing, kneeling, seated, prone and supine). Prop use, modifications and variations will be covered for each asana. Anatomy: Basic structual and muscular anatomy as well as basic physiology. Pranayama (breathing): Basic breathing techniques and how they effect our body and mind. Yoga Philosophy: Introduction to the Yoga Sutra's of Patanjali and the Eight Limbs of Yoga. Yoga History: Introduction to where Yoga came from, how it evolved over time and who practiced it. What will I get out of this Immersion? Students will receive a deeper understanding of their own unique structure and their body's relationship to the yoga postures, a broader knowledge of the history and philosophy of yoga, and connect with like-minded people! Can I still do the Immersion now and decide on Zingara Teacher Training later? Of course! There is no obligation to go further. However, bear in mind that if you do decide to continue on to receive your 200hr Teacher Training certificate, you will not be eligible for the "Take the Plunge" discount or the Scholarship. What is the "Take the Plunge" discount? For students who know they want to become 200-hour certified Yoga Teachers, they can register for all three modules (Immersion, Module 2 and Module 3) and receive a $300 discount off the total cost of the tuition. Program begins in August 2017 and runs on the following Wednesdays from 5:00-9:00pm and weekends from 12:00-6:00pm on Saturdays and 10:00am-4:00pm on Sundays: Zingara Yoga Immersion Schedule 200HR: Module 1 (60hrs) Sept/Oct Weekdays: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 Wed: 5pm-9pm Weekends: 9/30-10/1, 10/21-22, 11/4-5 Sat-12:00-6:00/Sun-10:00am-4:00pm
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 5:30 PM
Gundam Build Night
HobbyTown USA-Lafayette – Bring your favorite kit, or pick up a new one and build Gundams with other like minded people. No purchase necessary to participate. We will have three tables set up. This will be the first week of several with build nights leading upto our Gundam Holloween Show.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 6:00 PM
Literature Workshop hosted by Ernest Gaines Center
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum – Flex your creative writing muscles at the museum’s first literature workshop hosted by Cheylon Woods, Director of UL Lafayette’s Ernest Gaines Center. Visitors will be provided with an excerpt of Gaines’ writing and an artwork from the museum’s permanent collection as a prompt to inspire their own creative composition. English department faculty and students will help participants through the writing process.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 8:00 PM
Lafayette Comedy's Weekly Open-Mic at Steam Press Cafe
Lafayette Comedy – Lafayette Comedy presents the weekly stand-up comedy open mic at Steam Press Coffee Cafe. This week's headliner: Silverbacks Improv Theatre Show begins at 8:00 p.m. $3 cover Interested in performing? Signup begins at 7:30 p.m. See Marguerite C. Shipley or Vaughan Veillon to get on the show. Come enjoy some amazing food & drinks. Steam Press Coffee Cafe is located in Downtown, Lafayette, at 520-A Jefferson St.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 - Sep 28 @ 8:00 PM
Cajun Jam
Blue Moon Saloon – The weekly Cajun jam at the Moon attracts some of the areas best musicians as well as folks from around the globe. Open to all, the jam allows players of all skill levels to sit in and play Cajun tunes the way they used to be played (comme dans l’vieux temps), all acoustic on the back porch. De temps en temps (from time to time), we have someone host the jam. On other nights, the sessions evolve depending on the musicians playing. It’s never scripted and never the same, you never know what’s coming next or who might show up. You don’t have to play to enjoy the jam. Have a drink, dance, just kick back, listen and meet folks from all around the world.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:30 PM
Next Stop for Author Matt de la Peña
Lafayette Public Library – Author Matt de la Peña, winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal for his picture book "Last Stop on Market Street," will speak about his journey from a reluctant reader to award-winning author. He will talk about what inspires him and what his plans are for the future in writing books. He has written six critically acclaimed young adult novels and two award-winning picture books. Come early and children will get a chance to tour a city bus! Open to all ages. Thursday, September 28 5:45 – 6:30 PM (tour of a city bus) 6:30 – 7:15 PM (talk) Main Library *For more information about author Matt de la Peña, visit www.prhspeakers.com.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 7:00 PM
Red Carpet Opening Night! From La Scala to Broadway
Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music – SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE! ***Single concert tickets available soon*** Opening Night kicks off our World Class Opening WEEK! Local soloist, Choruses from Nicholls State University and Baton Rouge Symphony /// Beloved selections from most famous operas and Broadway musicals. Music by W.A. Mozart, G. Puccini, G. Verdi, A.L. Webber and Rogers/Hammerstein.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 - Oct 4 @ 7:00 PM
ASO Opening Week Festivities
Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music – A World Class Opening WEEK! Thursday 9/28 (@7pm) – Red Carpet Opening Night FROM LA SCALA TO BROADWAY at the Heymann Performing Arts Center. Local soloists, Choruses from Nicholls State University and Baton Rouge Symphony. Beloved selections from most famous operas and Broadway musicals. Music by W.A. Mozart, G. Puccini, G. Verdi, A.L. Webber and Rogers & Hammerstein. Friday 9/29 (all day) – Fill your Friday with Lunch Dates, Happy Hours and Dinner Dates with a Give Back ALL day at ALL Pour and Romacelli locations! 10% of all sales will benefit The Acadiana Symphony! Saturday 9/30 (10-6)– Shop til you drop with the Fashionistas at KIKI River Ranch! 10% of sales for the day will benefit your Acadiana Symphony! Win some fabulous door prizes, and stop in for a wine reception from 4-6… wine, fashion, fragrance, and gifts? Yes please! Sunday 10/1 (7:30am-midnight) – London’s Calling All Saints Fans! Join us for brunch at Jefferson Street Pub downtown to watch the Saints vs Dolphins live from London! Doors open at 7:30 am, kick off is 8:30 am. JSP Brunch menu with Sunday Specials, door prizes, and DJ Digital in the mix for halftime! No cover and a portion of the proceeds will benefit your Acadiana Symphony! Monday 10/2 (10-6) – Paint the Town and don’t be afraid to get a little messy ? Start with a plate… or a platter… or a figurine! Sky is the limit on creativity when you take a little time to paint at Clayfish Bisque! 10% of all purchases will benefit your Acadiana Symphony! Tuesday 10/3 (10-6) – A perfect day for Baubles and Beauty to get ready for Wednesday’s finale… find that perfect sparkle at Dianna Rae Jewelry (in-stock items only) & free ring cleaning and inspection. 10% of all sales benefits your Acadiana Symphony! Walk next door to The Skin Loft and experience Young Living Essential oils, skin care, and more! We couldn't be more grateful to all of our community partners... and for YOU Acadiana!! We hope you enjoy a week of FUN!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 7:00 PM
La Scala To Broadway
Heymann Performing Arts Center – Local soloist, Choruses from Nicholls State University and Baton Rouge Symphony /// Beloved selections from most famous operas and Broadway musicals. Music by W.A. Mozart, G. Puccini, G. Verdi, R. Wagner, A.L. Webber and Rogers/Hammerstein. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Mon, 18 Sep 2017 at 05:16 PM
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 7:30 PM
Take Me to the River Live
Acadiana Center for the Arts – Take Me to the River Live! Featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush, and Charlie Musselwhite Take Me to the River, presents a live performance experience based on the award-winning film and record that brought together multiple genera ons of iconic Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians to record a historic new album and re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis (Stax, High records) in its heyday. This historic show features a once-in-a-life me chance to see legends William Bell (2017 Grammy Winner), Bobby Rush (2017 Grammy winner), and Charlie Musselwhite (2014 Grammy winner) share the stage and perform classics and new TMTTR collaborations. Backed by an ALL-STAR Memphis band, the event includes the Hi-Rhythm Section (27 Gold and Platinum records, All of Al Green's classics) and Grammy award winner Boo Mitchell, award-winning director and Grammy Nominee Martn Shore, alumni from the STAX Music Academy, and special appearances from Academy Winner Frayser Boy and Critc's Choice Award winner Al Kapone. In addition to a traditional performance event, *Take Me To The River* hosts educational workshops and interactions as it moves around the country, interacting with students to provide a meaningful and inspiring experience with the goals of social consciousness and community building. TMTTR believes that the power of positive expression–through music, film or other art forms – leads to a permanent foundation of community, and strives to bring together those from all political, racial and generational backgrounds to communicate, cooperate, collaborate and create together as a community.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 8:00 PM
Two Trees Comedy Show: Tone Bell & Rojo Perez at Club 337
Lafayette Comedy – Lafayette Comedy presents the "Two Trees Comedy Show" - a monthly standup comedy showcase at Club 337 inside the Doubletree Hotel on Pinhook. Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door. Purchase at: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1563038 21 or older to get in Featuring national, regional, and local comedians including past guests Doug Stanhope, Emo Philips, Sean Patton, Joe DeRosa, Billy Wayne Davis, Ben Kronberg, and more! This month's headliners are Tone Bell (Netflix "Disjointed", Comedy Central "The Half Hour", NBC's Truth Be Told) + Rojo Perez (Conan, MTV's Decoded). Featuring Kyle Lecompte Hosted by Jason P Leonard Lafayette Comedy www.lafayettecomedy.com Facebook.com/lafayettecomedy Twitter @lafayettecomedy Instagram @lafayettecomedy Tone Bell: Netflix "Disjointed" Comedy Central "The Half Hr" NBC's Truth Be Told Bio: the life of two best friends and their families. Tone’s hilarious story-telling style comedy continues to establish himself as one of the new breakout voices in standup comedy. Voted one of Variety’s 2015 Top 10 Comics to Watch, Tone Bell continues to regularly perform stand-up to sold-out audiences across the country. His half hour stand-up special premiered on Comedy Central in 2015 and he is currently prepping his hour special to shoot early 2018. Previously, Bell first appeared on televisions across the country as bartender "RJ" when he joined Season 2 of "Whitney" on NBC. He was the host of MTV's "Jerks with Camera's and in 2014 was cast in a break out role as bailiff Tedward Mulray playing opposite Kate Walsh in the sitcom “Bad Judge” on NBC. Tone can now be seen in the New Netflix comedy series “Disjointed”, where he co-stars with Kathy Bates. Rojo Perez: Conan MTV's Decoded Bio: ROJO PEREZ is a NY-based comedian. Originally from Puerto Rico, Rojo began performing stand-up comedy at age 20. This past August, Rojo made his late night standup debut on TBS "Conan". Since moving to New York City, he has been a cast member on MTV’s Decoded, featured on Comedy Central’s Funny ‘Cause It’s True, Time Out New York and Univision’s FLAMA. In 2016 he was selected as a Standup NBC finalist and has been a part of the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, LA Riot Comedy Festival and Akumal Comedy Festival in Mexico.