Outlying Areas for Feb. 8, 2013

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FRIDAY, FEB. 8

  • LIL’ NATE’S L’ARGENT TRAILRIDE AND CHICKEN RUN: Miller’s Zydeco Hall of Fame, 11154 U.S. 190 and Yambilee Arena, 1863 W. Landry, Opelousas. A Mardi Gras weekend with zydeco headliners. (337) 319-0639 or http://www.cajuntravel.com.
  • CAJUN COUNTRY MARDI GRAS: 7:30 p.m., street dance at South Second and Walnut streets, Eunice. 8 p.m. Street dance at Ruby’s Dance Hall, Second Street. 8 p.m. barn dance at Lakeview RV Park, 1717 Veteran’s Memorial Highway, Eunice. Featuring Jason Frey and Paul Daigle. http://www.eunice-la.com.

SATURDAY, FEB. 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.
  • CAJUN COUNTRY MARDI GRAS: 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., street dance at South Second and Walnut Streets, downtown Eunice. Barn Dance at Lakeview RV Park, 1717 Veteran’s Memorial Highway at 7:30 p.m. featuring Ryan Brunet and les Malfecteurs with Bonsoir Catin. Music at Ruby’s Dance Hall, Second Street, at 8 p.m. http://www.eunice-la.com.
  • LIL’ NATE’S L’ARGENT TRAILRIDE AND CHICKEN RUN: Miller’s Zydeco Hall of Fame, 11154 U.S. 190 and Yambilee Arena, 1863 W. Landry, Opelousas. A Mardi Gras weekend with zydeco headliners. (337) 319-0639 or http://www.cajuntravel.com.
  • 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.
  • AN ENSLAVED LIFE: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Audubon State Historic Site, 11788 La. 965, St. Francisville. Explore life for the African-American enslaved persons who worked at Oakley Plantation. (888) 677-2838 or (225) 635-3739.
  • LEESVILLE MAIN STREET GUMBO COOK-OFF: noon, VFW Post 3106, corner of Harriet and Third streets, downtown Leesville. All you can eat. Adults, $7; children, $3. (337) 239-2444, ext. 9 or http://mainstreetleesville.org.
  • RENDEZ-VOUS DES CAJUNS: 6 p.m., Liberty Theater, Eunice. Cajun music radio and TV show. Musical guests Jambalaya Cajun Band and Basile Mardi Gras Association. Free street party following the show on South Second Street. $5; $3, children under 12. (337) 457-7389 or http://www.eunice-la.com.
  • KREWE OF TERREANIANS TABLEAUX AND BALL: 7 p.m., Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. Admission by ticket only. (985) 851-6026.

SUNDAY, FEB. 10

  • LIL’ NATE’S L’ARGENT TRAILRIDE AND CHICKEN RUN: Miller’s Zydeco Hall of Fame, 11154 U.S. 190 and Yambilee Arena, 1863 W. Landry, Opelousas. A Mardi Gras weekend with zydeco headliners. (337) 319-0639 or http://www.cajuntravel.com.
  • CAJUN COUNTRY MARDI GRAS: begins with the L’il Mardi Gras Run at 9 a.m., Eunice Recreational Complex, Eunice. Old time boucherie with arts, crafts and food at 10 a.m. on South Second Street at Park Avenue. Street dance 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at South Second and Walnut streets. Music at Ruby’s Dance Hall at 3:30 p.m. Barn Dance at Lakeview RV Park, 1717 Veteran’s Memorial Highway at 8 p.m. http://www.eunice-la.com.
  • ZYDE-GRAS: Evangeline Downs Event Center, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas. Live zydeco music. Admission charged. (337) 594-3137 or http://www.evangelinedowns.com.
  • I FOUND MY ART IN ST. FRANCISVILLE: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Arts for All Studio, 5877 Commerce St., St. Francisville. Exhibit of original found art by Kelly Ward and Marcia KistnerRoberg.
  • ANYONE-CAN-PARTICIPATE PARADE: 4 p.m., from Arts for All Studio, 5877 Commerce St. to Birdman Coffee and Books, 5687 Commerce St., St. Francisville. Participants are encouraged to be creative in their dress and may make music on the parade route with kazoos, tin pans or other invented instruments. No motorized vehicles. Bicycles, tricycles, wagons and strollers are encouraged. Potluck party at the Birdman at the end of the parade.

MONDAY, FEB. 11

  • ZYDE-GRAS: Evangeline Downs Event Center, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas. Live zydeco music. Admission charged. (337) 594-3137 or http://www.evangelinedowns.com.
  • LUNDI GRAS AT THE VILLAGE: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Le Vieux Village, 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Tours, exhibits, live music, Mardi Gras costume contest, Native American dance exhibition, art by Maa-Maa Seaux N. Seau. Concert-goers may bring lawn chairs. No ice chests. Food and beverages available for purchase. (337) 948-6263 or http://www.cityofopelousas.com.
  • RURAL MARDI GRAS: noon, Jean Lafitte Center, downtown Eunice. Presentation on the history of rural Mardi Gras. 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Mardi Gras dance, Northwest Center Council on Aging; 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., jam session and 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. street dance, south Second and Walnut streets. Music at Ruby’s Dance Hall, Second Street, 8 p.m., Barn Dance at Lakeview RV Park, 1717 Veteran’s Memorial Highway at 8 p.m. with Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. http://www.eunice-la.com.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12

  • RURAL MARDI GRAS: 8 a.m., Mardi Gras Run leaves Northwest Center, Eunice, 10 a.m., arts, crafts, food, music and dancing, downtown. Park Avenue Stage: 10 a.m., Cajun Fab 4; 1 p.m., Paul Daigle and Cajun Gold; 2:45 p.m., truck parade followed by the Courir de Mardi Gras; 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. http://www.eunice-la.com.
  • ZYDE-GRAS: Evangeline Downs Event Center, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas. Live zydeco music. Admission charged. (337) 594-3137 or http://www.evangelinedowns.com.

THURSDAY, FEB. 14

  • TEEN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP: 4:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville Branch, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville, (225) 473-8052 and Dutchtown Branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar, (225) 673-8699. Open to teens in the sixth grade and up. Free.
  • THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES: 7 p.m., Cotillion Ballroom, Bollinger Memorial Student Union, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux. Includes three-course meal. $25. (985) 448-4080.
  • KORESH DANCE COMPANY: 7:30 p.m., James D. Moncus Theater, Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Unique blend of ballet, modern and jazz. $25-$40. (337) 233-7060.

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.
  • ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. http://www.acadianacenterforthearts.org. Works by Chicory Miles and Malcolm McClay, through March 2. Works by JJ Wilson & Company, through March 1. Views from the Point by Bonnie Camos, through Tuesday, Feb. 26.
  • 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.
  • 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. Black history display with pictures, biographies and African-American music, through February. (888) 376-1867.
  • SLU CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER: East Stadium, SLU campus, Hammond. Faculty Art Exhibit, through Thursday, Feb. 28. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesday. (985) 549-5080.
  • ST. LANDRY PARISH VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER: Interstate 49, exit 23 north of Opelousas. Masks and Mayhem II- The Courir de Mardi Gras, artwork by Herb Roe, through Thursday, Feb. 28. (337) 948-8004.
  • 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. Uros House, a site-specific, lighting sculpture installation by artist Grimanesa Amoros.