Outlying areas for April 26, 2013

Photo provided by SLU Public Information Office -- Renowned saxophonist James Carter will perform for the 12th annual Bill Evans Jazz Festival at Southeastern Louisiana University. The free concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium on the Hammond campus, and will also feature the Southeastern Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble II. Show caption
Photo provided by SLU Public Information Office -- Renowned saxophonist James Carter will perform for the 12th annual Bill Evans Jazz Festival at Southeastern Louisiana University. The free concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium on the Hammond campus, and will also feature the Southeastern Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble II.

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, APRIL 26

  • SUGARFEST JR. HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL RODEO: 8 a.m., SugArena, 713 NW Bypass, New Iberia. High school rodeo, prizes, concessions. (337) 365-7539 or http://www.sugarena.com.
  • BACH LUNCH: 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Parc Sans Souci, corner of Polk, Congress and Vermilion streets, Lafayette. Free outdoor concert by Rob Curto and Cubato. Lunches are available for purchase from Antoni’s Italian Cafe, Burgersmith, Cena-to-Go, Chris’ PoBoys, Hub City Diner, Joey’s Specialty Foods and Roly Poly. Proceeds benefit the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation. Free.
  • MUSIC & MARKET: 5 p.m., St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square, Opelousas. Music, fresh produce. Featuring Horace Trahan & Ossum Express. Bring lawn chairs. No ice chests. (337) 948-6263 or http://www.cityofopelousas.com.
  • LAST FRIDAY LOUISIANA FILM: 7 p.m., Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. Featured movie: “Horse Soldiers.” Popcorn and ice-cold drinks. (225) 240-3421.
  • SOUND OF MUSIC: 7 p.m., Vandebilt Catholic, 209 S. Hollywood Road, Houma. $5, students; $12, adults. Tickets may be purchased in the front office of Vandebilt Catholic High School or at the door and are general admission. $5, students; $12, adults. (985) 876-2551.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR FISHING TOURNAMENTS: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway Boat Dock, New Roads. (225) 293-3402.
  • ALICE THE BRAVE AND OTHER TALES FROM WONDERLAND: 7 p.m., Cassidy Park, Bogalusa. Puppet show. $10. (985) 549-2184.
  • BAYOU STORM RISING: 7:30 p.m., Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, Franklin. A No Hitchin’ production. $15.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

  • 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.
  • COLORS FOR A CAUSE BE BOLD GO GOLD 1 MILE WALK: 7:30 a.m., registration begins, Cate Square Park, Hammond. (225) 572-2880.
  • ORTH TANGI RELAY FOR LIFE: Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 NW Central Ave., Amite. (985) 748-5914.
  • SUGARFEST JR. HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL RODEO: 8 a.m., SugArena, 713 NW Bypass, New Iberia. High school rodeo, prizes, concessions. (337) 365-7539 or http://www.sugarena.com.
  • 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.
  • SPRING STASH THE TRASH: 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., City Hall, Donaldsonville. Gather at city hall for tools and assignment areas in the Historic District. Email directorddd@gmail.com.
  • CAJUN JAM SESSION: 9 a.m.-noon, Savoy Music Center, 4413 U.S. 190 E., Eunice. Bring instrument. (337) 457-9563.
  • HAMMOND MARKET: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown Hammond. Arts and crafts and seasonal homegrown produce. http://www.dddhammond.com.
  • RENDEZ-VOUS DES CAJUNS: 6 p.m., Liberty Theater, Eunice. Cajun music radio and TV show. Music by Bonne Chance and Jude & Gabe Meche. $5; $3, children under 12. (337) 457-7389 or http://www.eunice-la.com.
  • BAYOU STORM RISING: 7:30 p.m., Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, Franklin. A No Hitchin’ production. $15.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

  • SUGARFEST JR. HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL RODEO: 8 a.m., SugArena, 713 NW Bypass, New Iberia. High school rodeo, prizes, concessions. (337) 365-7539 or http://www.sugarena.com.
  • BAYOU STORM RISING: 2 p.m., Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, Franklin. A No Hitchin’ production. $15.
  • SOUND OF MUSIC: 2 p.m., Vandebilt Catholic, 209 S. Hollywood Road, Houma. Tickets may be purchased in the front office of Vandebilt Catholic High School or at the door and are general admission. $5, students; $12 adults. (985) 876-2551.

MONDAY, APRIL 29

  • ALUMNI JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Part of the Bill Evans Jazz Festival. Free. Email richard.schwart@southeastern.edu.
  • BAYOU STORM RISING: 7:30 p.m., Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, Franklin. A No Hitchin’ production. $15.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

  • 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.
  • FALSE RIVER TUESDAY NIGHT FISHING TOURNAMENTS: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Morrison Parkway Public Boat Dock, New Roads. Fishermen must qualify to fish the final “Classic Tournament,” date TBA. (225) 955-2460.
  • BAYOU STORM RISING: 7:30 p.m., Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, Franklin. A No Hitchin’ production. $15.
  • A NIGHT OF BRAHMS: 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Performance by the Southeastern Choirs. $10, general admission; $5, Southeastern alumni, faculty and non-Southeastern students; free, Southeastern students. (985) 543-4371.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

  • ALICE THE BRAVE AND OTHER TALES FROM WONDERLAND: 7 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Puppet show. $10. (985) 549-2184.
  • BAYOU STORM RISING: 7:30 p.m., Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, Franklin. A No Hitchin’ production. $15.

THURSDAY, MAY 2

  • RHYTHMS ON THE RIVER: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., River Ranch Town Square, 1100 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette. Free live music by Louisiana’s Music Hall of Fame All-Stars. No ice chests. (337) 216-6566.
  • ALICE THE BRAVE AND OTHER TALES FROM WONDERLAND: 7 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre, Southeastern Louisiana University. Puppet show. $10. (985) 549-2184.
  • JAMES CARTER AND THE SOUTHEASTERN JAZZ COMBOS AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE II CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Part of the Bill Evans Jazz Festival. Free. Email richard.schwart@southeastern.edu.

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.
  • ART SHOW COMPETITION: Barnes and Noble, 5705 Johnston St., Lafayette. Open to the public. On display through Saturday, April 27. (337) 856-7369 or (337) 783-8765.
  • IMAHARA’S BOTANICAL GARDEN: 5341 Mahoney Road, St. Francisville. Self-guided tours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays. http://imaharasbotanicalgarden.blogspot.com.
  • LIVINGSTON PARISH MAIN LIBRARY: 20390 Iowa St., Livingston. Exhibit of paintings by Bonnie Smith-Williams on display during regular library hours through April. Email myartandsoul@hotmail.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.
  • SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY: East Stadium, SLU, Hammond. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday with extended hours until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Spring 2013 Senior Exhibition featuring artwork from 32 graduating seniors, on display through May 15. Free. (985) 549-5080.
  • 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.