Harvest Dance honors Hungarian culture
The Hungarian Harvest Dance Celebration begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hall on La. 43 in Springfield. Look for music and dancing, Hungarian food and pastries, traditional singing and a wine auction.
Adult tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets for children ages 6-12 cost $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Children age 5 and younger are admitted free. Call (225) 294-5732 or (985) 974-8045.
The Shadows hosts arts, crafts fair
Louisiana-themed jewelry, Halloween decorations, mosaic picture frames, handcrafted wind chimes and more will be available at the Shadows-on-the-Teche Fall Arts and Crafts Fair 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in New Iberia. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and older and $3 for children ages 6-11.
Livingston fair opens with parade Saturday
A 10 a.m. parade Saturday in Livingston will open the 75th annual Livingston Parish Fair. Events run through Sunday, Oct. 13, and include pageants, family night, exhibits, live music, school day, pet shows, rodeo, and carnival rides.
Germanfest runs this weekend in Rayne
For the 19th year, a German style celebration is planned at Roberts Cove in Rayne. Events are planned Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of St. Leo IV Catholic Church, just off I-10 Exit 87 in Acadia Parish. For more information, call (337) 334-8354.
Fall series begins with Les Freres Michot
The Bach Lunch series presents free live music from noon-1 p.m. Friday at Parc Sans Souci, 201 E. Vermilion St., Lafayette. For more information, call (337) 291-5544.
Stearman plane fly-in set for Jennings airport
More than 40 classically restored World War II Stearman airplanes are expected for the 33rd annual End of the Season Stearman Fly-In Friday and Saturday at the Jennings Airport. Planned are formation flying, displays, tours, helicopter rides, kids’ activities and more. Call (800) 264-5521.
Festival offers spice, music in Opelousas
The 2013 Opelousas Spice & Music Festival will be held in South City Park, 1524 S. Market St., Opelousas. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Friday and continue beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday. For RV parking, call (337) 948-2560.
Theater performs ‘Alice in Wonderland’
The Fugro Chance Family Performance series presents “Alice in Wonderland” for 6-10 year olds at Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette. The show will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Tickets are $8 for students and children 18 and younger and $10 for adults. Call (337) 233-7060.
Canoe race ends with lighthouse festival
Tour du Teche IV will begin Friday at Port Barre and finish at the Berwick Civic Complex. The canoe and kayak challenge is a 52-hour, 125-mile marathon down Bayou Teche. The race finish line on Sunday will be part of the Berwick Lighthouse Festival from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Front Street in Berwick.
Relay for Life benefits American Cancer Society
Relay for Life will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at the NRG Community Field, Mill Street, New Roads. For more information, call (225) 268-1170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historic site presents ‘Baton Rouge 1779’
Explore Louisiana’s role in the American Revolution and the 234th anniversary of the siege and battle for Baton Rouge through living history demonstrations 10 a.m.-4 p.m, Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Audubon State Historic Site. Admission is $8 for adults ages 18-61; $6 for seniors; $4 for students ages 6-17 and free for children age 5 and younger. The Audubon State Historic Site is located 30 minutes north of Baton Rouge near St. Francisville on La. 965.
Men, women needed for holiday show
Auditions for the Iberia Performing Arts League’s holiday production “A Nice Family Gathering” will be held 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at the Essanee Theatre, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. The comedy/drama has a cast of four men and three women. For more information, call Mitchell Prudhomme at (337)380-6624 or email email@example.com.
Theater presents female version of ‘Odd Couple’
Teche Theatre Players will perform Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple (Female Version)” at the Teche Theatre, 501 Main St., Franklin. The performances run Saturday-Monday and Thursday, Oct. 10-Saturday, Oct. 12. All shows are at 7:30 p.m., except the Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Admission is $10. For more information, call (337) 828-ARTS.
Concert Band presents ‘Fall Festival of Sound’
The Lafayette Concert Band will perform traditional and contemporary wind band classics at East Bayou Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Admission is $10. Call (337) 989-1279.
Franklin Festival hails return of fall
The 14th annual Franklin Merchants Association Harvest Moon Festival will be held on Main Street in historic downtown Franklin from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call (337) 828-3706 or (337) 578-1505 for more information.
Swamp life explored at Iberville expo
The Swamp Life Expo will feature a hands-on look at life in the swamp, including numerous demonstrations of crawfish trap making, primitive arrowheads, the Indian bow drill of making fire and swamp painting. Cajun food sampling will be offered. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Iberville Parish Visitors’ Center, I-10 exit 139 on La. 77, Grosse Tete. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 687-2642.
Compiled by Red staff