Outyling areas calendar for March 8, 2013

Photo by JOHN D. KITTLES <p> Kevin Miller, from left, Deborah D. Ardoin, Allen Higginbotham, John Snyder and Kathryn Schmidt run through a scene from Eunice Players' Theatre's The Glass Mendacity, which opens Thursday, March 14. Show caption
Photo by JOHN D. KITTLES

Kevin Miller, from left, Deborah D. Ardoin, Allen Higginbotham, John Snyder and Kathryn Schmidt run through a scene from Eunice Players' Theatre's The Glass Mendacity, which opens Thursday, March 14.

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, MARCH 8

  • FRIED FISH FUNDRAISING EVENT: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Augustine Catholic Church Hall, New Roads Street, New Roads. Fried fish lunches including fried fillet catfish, Creole rice, sweet peas, coleslaw and roll for sale for $10 each. Sweets sold separately. Delivery for orders of three or more dinners. (225) 638-4076 or (225) 638-7553.
  • BACH LUNCH: 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Parc Sans Souci at the corner of Polk, Congress and Vermilion streets, Lafayette. Free outdoor concert by Les Freres Michot. Lunches are available for purchase from Hub City Diner and iMonelli. Proceeds benefit the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation. Free.
  • MAN OF LA MANCHA: 7:30 p.m., 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. Performance by the Iberia Performing Arts League. $15, advance; $20, door. http://iberiaperformingartsleague-com.doodlekit.com or (337) 364-6114.
  • JANELLE ROBERT’S FRIDAY NIGHT BARREL SERIES: New Roads Multi-Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. (225) 718-2438.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • INTRODUCTION TO BIRDING: 8:15 a.m., Fairview-Riverside State Park, La. 22, Madisonville. One mile hike with an interpretive ranger to learn about birds. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. Free with $1 park admission. Seniors and children 3 and younger admitted free. (888) 677-3247.
  • CAJUN JAM SESSION: 9 a.m.-noon, Savoy Music Center, 4413 U.S. 190 East, Eunice. Bring instrument. (337) 457-9563.
  • HAMMOND MARKETS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. arts and crafts market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., farmers’ market. Arts market is at #2 W. Thomas St., and the Farmers’ Market is at Southwest Railroad Avenue. Information and vendor applications, (985) 277-6880 or http://www.dddhammond.com.
  • HOUMA AIRBASE FEST: 10 a.m., Houma/Terrebonne Airbase, 221 Moffet Road, Houma. Local bands, food, vendors, children’s activities. $5, adults; $3, children ages 5-12; free, children 4 and younger. http://airbasefest.com
  • TOP OF THE TECHE CANOE RACE: Paddle from Leonville to Arnaudville. For more information, contact Nicole Patin at (337) 789-0319.
  • MINI MUSEUM: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Tweens in grades 4-8 will make mini pieces of art and mini easels. (225) 673-8699.
  • BOOK READING AND SIGNING: 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 5705 Johnston St., Lafayette. Ronlyn Domingue will read from and sign her novel, The Mapmaker’s War.
  • SPRING BBQ THROWDOWN AND TRADE DAYS: Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville. BBQ competition and craft booths. Lunch plates are $7 and include pork steak, sausage, potato salad, rice dressing and roll. (318) 240-6414 or http://www.paragoncasinoresort.com.
  • RENDEZ-VOUS DES CAJUNS: 6 p.m., Liberty Theater, Eunice. Cajun music radio and TV show. Music by Mary Tweedel & the Cajun Mixers and Mary Jane Broussard & the Sweet LaLa’s. $5; $3, children under 12. (337) 457-7389 or http://www.eunice-la.com.
  • ART WALK: 6 p.m., downtown Lafayette. (337) 233-7060.
  • MAN OF LA MANCHA: 7:30 p.m., 126 Iberia St, New Iberia. Performance by the Iberia Performing Arts League. $15, advance; $20, door. http://iberiaperformingartsleague-com.doodlekit.com or (337) 364-6114.
  • SHOTGUN: 8 p.m., Theatre 810, 810 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Performance of John Biguenet’s play by Acting Unlimited. http://shotgun.eventbrite.com or (337) 484-0172.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

  • ELL’S ANGELS COUCHON DE-LAIT FUNDRAISER DINNER: 11 a.m., Red Monkey Bar and Grill, Fordoche. Plate lunches of roasted hog, jambalaya, pastalaya and sweets. Raffles, live music. Proceeds benefit the Janell Legier LaCombe Scholarship program for area high school graduates as well helping support local cancer patients with unmet medical needs. http://www.nells-angels.org.
  • SHOTGUN: 3 p.m., Theatre 810, 810 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Performance of John Biguenet’s play by Acting Unlimited. http://shotgun.eventbrite.com or (337) 484-0172.
  • MAN OF LA MANCHA: 3 p.m., 126 Iberia St, New Iberia. Performance by the Iberia Performing Arts League. $15, advance; $20, door. http://iberiaperformingartsleague-com.doodlekit.com or (337) 364-6114.
  • CONTRA & SQUARE DANCE: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., NuNu’s, 1510 Bayou Courtableau Road, Arnaudville. Music by High Cotton. Gumbo, water and soft drinks for sale. Beginners welcome. All dances are called. Sponsored by Louisiana Contras and Squares. Visit their Facebook page to join the group. $5.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

  • 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.
  • MINI MUSEUM: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library in Galvez, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville. Tweens in grades 4-8 will make mini pieces of art and mini easels. (225) 622-3339.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

  • LINE DANCING MADE EASY: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Registration required. (225) 673-8699.
  • THE GLASS MENDACITY: 7 p.m., Eunice Players’ Theatre, 121 S. Second St., Eunice. Performance of the comedy. http://www.euniceplayers.blogspot.com.
  • LOUISIANA CROSSROADS: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Casual Cajun fare available before each show. Featuring Anders Osborne & Band. $20-$30. (337) 233-7060.
  • MAN OF LA MANCHA: 7:30 p.m., 126 Iberia St, New Iberia. Performance by the Iberia Performing Arts League. $15, advance; $20, door. http://iberiaperformingartsleague-com.doodlekit.com or (337) 364-6114.
  • SHOTGUN: 8 p.m., Theatre 810, 810 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Performance of John Biguenet’s play by Acting Unlimited. http://shotgun.eventbrite.com or (337) 484-0172.

ONGOING

  • 2012 FIDDLE MANIA: throughout downtown Opelousas. Public art exhibit featuring over-sized 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
  • IMAHARA’S BOTANICAL GARDEN: 5341 Mahoney Road, St. Francisville. Self-guided tours, Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m.-3 p.m. http://imaharasbotanicalgarden.blogspot.com.
  • ICHOLLS JUBILEE FESTIVAL: Nicholls State University, Thibodaux. Workshops, art festivals, performances, writer’s conference, film history exhibit, talent show and more, through Saturday, April 27. For a schedule of events, visit http://nicholls.edu/jubilee or call (985) 448-4273.
  • OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Dusti BongĂ©: Revisiting the Legacy, Lydia Thompson: Roots, Connections and Pathways and Terry Tjader: Ingrained in Wood, through May. George E. Ohr: Selections from Gulf Coast Collections, ongoing. https://www.georgeohr.org.
  • ROSEDOWN PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville. Exhibit in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Louisiana through March in the Gift Shop Conference Room. $10, adults; $8, seniors; $4, students. Children ages 5 and younger admitted free. (888) 376-1867.
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE, HILLIARD ART MUSEUM: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. http://museum.louisiana.edu. Contemporary Folk Art from the Permanent Collection, through August. John Buck: C’est Magnifique, through May 11.