Outlying Areas for Nov. 23, 2012

To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.

FRIDAY, NOV. 23

  • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, one mile north of Hammond High School, River Road, Hammond. Meet peasants, nobles, knights, barons and the reigning queen. Live jousting tournaments, birds of prey demonstrations, sword play, royal parades, English village, magicians, rope walkers, fire eaters. (985) 429-9992 or http://www.larf.org.
  • A TUNA CHRISTMAS: 7:30 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Starring Shane Guilbeau and Kyle Bourque. $15. http://www.citedesarts.org or (337) 291-1122.

SATURDAY, NOV. 24

  • TECHE AREA FARMER’S MARKET: 6 a.m.-10 a.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Fresh, locally grown produce, arts and crafts, jams and jellies, preserves, baked goods and yard art. (888) 942-3742.
  • FARMER’S MARKET: 7 a.m.-11 a.m., 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Garden veggies, fruits, jellies, other fresh items. (337) 948-0561.
  • BAYOU TECHE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Hamilton and North New Market streets, St. Martinville. Produce, arts and crafts for sale. (337) 394-2230.
  • CAJUN JAM SESSION: 9 a.m.-noon, Savoy Music Center, 4413 U.S. 190 East, Eunice. Bring instrument. (337) 457-9563.
  • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, one mile north of Hammond High School, River Road, Hammond. Meet peasants, nobles, knights, barons and the reigning queen. Live jousting tournaments, birds of prey demonstrations, sword play, royal parades, English village, magicians, rope walkers, fire eaters. (985) 429-9992 or http://www.larf.org.
  • RENDEZ-VOUS DES CAJUNS: 6 p.m., Liberty Theater, Eunice. Cajun music radio and TV show. Musical guest The Huval Family Band. $5; $3, children under 12. (337) 457-7389 or http://www.eunice-la.com.
  • BOOGIE FOR THE BAYOU: 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Paragon Casino Resort’s Mari Showroom, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville. Swamp pop and zydeco band performance to benefit the Spring Bayou Restoration Team. $15 per show or $25 for both shows. (800) 745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com.
  • SKYLINERS BIG BAND: 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m., Petroleum Club, 111 Heymann Blvd., Lafayette. Dance with Lafayette’s swinging 20-piece jazz orchestra. $15 per person. (337) 234-2133 or email skylinersbigband@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, NOV. 25

  • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, one mile north of Hammond High School, River Road, Hammond. Meet peasants, nobles, knights, barons and the reigning queen. Live jousting tournaments, birds of prey demonstrations, sword play, royal parades, English village, magicians, rope walkers, fire eaters. (985) 429-9992 or http://www.larf.org.

TUESDAY, NOV. 27

  • FARMER’S MARKET: 7 a.m.-11 a.m., 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Garden veggies, fruits, jellies, other fresh items. (337) 948-0561.
  • TECHE AREA FARMER’S MARKET: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Produce, arts and crafts, jams, jellies, baked goods and art.
  • CELEBRITY EXTRAORDINAIRE: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville Branch, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville. Teens in grades 6-12 will test their knowledge of all things Hollywood, and bring a T-shirt or pillowcase to iron on their idol’s photo. Call (225) 473-8052 to register.
  • OPEN MIC FOR TEENS: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Dutchtown Branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Bring 10 minutes of materials or two songs to perform in front of a crowd. Refreshments provided. No registration required. (225) 673-8699.
  • PLAYING BY AIR: 7 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. A fusion of music, juggling, circus and comedy. $10, adults; $7, children. (337) 233-7060 or http://acadianacenterforthearts.org.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28

  • PLAYING BY AIR: 7 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. A fusion of music, juggling, circus and comedy. $10, adults; $7, children. (337) 233-7060 or http://acadianacenterforthearts.org.

THURSDAY, NOV. 29

  • 5 WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS: 6 p.m., Eunice Players’ Theatre, 121 S. Second St., Eunice. A dinner theatre performance of the comedy. Adult humor. There will be smoking onstage. Tickets can be purchased by calling David’s Hair Salon (337) 546-0163 or Turning Point (337) 457-2156.

ONGOING

  • 2012 FIDDLE MANIA: throughout downtown Opelousas. Public art exhibit featuring oversized fiddles fabricated from metal that were painted and designed by local artists. The exhibit is dedicated in memory of local musician/fiddler and cultural ambassador Hadley J. Castille. (337) 948-5227 or http://www.cityofopelousas.com.
  • ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. http://www.acadianacenterforthearts.org. Passion: The Art of Collecting from the collection of the Georgia Museum of Art, on loan from Giuliano M. Ceseri. Cinderella’s Last Stand by Cynthia Scott, through Jan. 5, 2013. Works by Bradley Sabin, through Dec. 1. Bound by Silk, works by Deborah Simeral and Carolyn Marino, through Dec. 15.
  • BACKWOODS GALLERY: 11931 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Members of Charter Street Studios showing their artwork through November. (225) 683-8673.
  • HAMMOND REGIONAL ARTS CENTER: 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. James Michalopoulos Exhibition, through Dec. 14. http://www.hammondarts.org.
  • IMAHARA’S BOTANICAL GARDEN: 5341 Mahoney Road, St. Francisville. Self-guided tours, Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sundays 1-3 p.m. http://imaharasbotanicalgarden.blogspot.com.
  • OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. The Art of Eugene Martin: A Great Concept, through Dec. 1. https://www.georgeohr.org.
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE, HILLIARD ART MUSEUM: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. http://museum.louisiana.edu. Rhyme & Reason: The Art of Shawne Major, Louisiana Voices: Six Artists Speak to Us and Aquarellistes: Louisiana Watercolorists, all through Dec. 8.