Outlying areas calendar for Sept. 27, 2013

Sugar Cane Festival runs through weekend

New Iberia hosts the annual Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival this weekend at the Sugar Cane Festival Building, 600 Parkview Drive, New Iberia. Friday events include a boat parade and fireworks. The Children’s Parade, a car show and live music are highlights for Saturday.

On Sunday, King Sucrose, Queen Sugar and other sugar parish queens will cruise on Main Street at the Louisiana Sugar Parade.

The festival also features arts and crafts for sale, sugar artistry, Mitchell Brothers Shows carnival at the Louisiana PepperPlex, 6078 Sucrose Drive, and a 4-H livestock show. For a complete list of events, visit the festival’s website.



20-piece jazz orchestra performs big band hits

The Skyliners Big Band featuring Billie Castle and Ron Gomez will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lafayette Petroleum Club,

111 Heymann Blvd., Lafayette. Admission is $15. For details, call (337) 234-2133 or email skylinersbigband@gmail.com.

Seven-mile yard sale offers gifts, crafts

Vendors along La. 93 and La. 182 in Arnaudville, Grand Coteau and Sunset will sell food, antiques, furniture, jewelry and more from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call (337) 945-9188.

SLU presents history film, lecture series

“Louisiana During World War II” will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Hammond.

The SLU Department of History and Political Science begins their “Then and Now Lecture Series” Wednesday with a presentation by Bradley Davis titled “Outsourcing War: The Evolution of Privatized Military Forces” at 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.



Cajun Triathlon includes False River swim

Participants in the Big Cajun Triathlon at 7:30 a.m. Sunday will swim 1,500 meters in False River and bike 24.9 miles. The race will be at the Morrison Boat Launch, 108 La. 413, New Roads. For more information, call (225) 448-2878 or email michelle@fleetfeetbatonrouge.com.

Franklin’s historic Main Street holds art walk

“Promenade d’art de Franklin” will be held 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday on Franklin’s historic Main Street. For details, call (337) 838-6345.

Brews Art Festival celebrates art of beer

The 4th annual Brews Art Festival will take place behind the Hammond Regional Arts Center in the Morrison Alley Parking Lot off North Cypress Street in downtown Hammond at 7 p.m. Friday. Patrons will sample an extensive international selection of beers, including local micro brews and beers from around the world. Fresh homemade sangria courtesy of Tacos & Beer and food by Kevin Cote will also be available. Entertainment includes music by the U.S. Navy Jazz Combo, live art demonstrations and booths of artwork and crafts by local and regional artists and artisans. Ticket are $25 at the door or $20 in advance and may be purchased at the Arts Center 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Friday, by phone at (985) 542-7113 or online with credit card.



Guitar show offers live music, instrument sale

Buy, sell and trade guitars or just come and enjoy live music at the Southeast Louisiana Guitar Show 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Roussel’s & Co., 177 W. Pine St., Ponchatoula.

For more details, call (985) 386-9097.



Crime Stoppers celebrates Night Out

The 5th Annual Tangi & St. Helena Night Out Against Crime takes place noon-5 p.m. Saturday at Zemurray Park, 400 S. Oak St.,

Hammond. Events include a fun run and walk, hot wings cook-off, poker run, free food and giveaways and crime prevention information.



Festival includes music, art, history bus tours

The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival features music of various genres, educational and fun children’s activities, heritage bus tours, handcrafted art, regional cuisine and more. Local high school bands open the festival at 10 a.m. Saturday with a parade around Cassidy Park, Willis Avenue, Bogalusa. Admission is $10. For details, call (985) 294-3895.



Horse competition set for Saturday

Spare Time Riders hosts its annual trail ride at 9 a.m. Saturday at New Roads Multi-Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway,

New Roads. Various competitions will be held throughout the day. The event is free to spectators. For more information, call (225) 718-2438.

Guided canoe tour offered

Chicot State Park’s site naturalist will take participants through the cypress-tupelo lake at 9 a.m. Saturday to learn about the plants and animals that can be found in it. Canoeing experience is recommended. The park is located at 3469 La. 3042, Ville Platte. To register, call (888) 677-6100.

Compiled by Red staff