Outlying areas for May 24, 2013

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, MAY 24

  • GARAGE SALE: noon, The Extra Mile, 525 S. Buchanan St., Lafayette. Proceeds benefit Les Bon Amis and the Lafayette Area Activity Resource Center. (337) 237-2090, ext. 114.
  • MUSIC & MARKET: 5 p.m., St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square, Opelousas. Music, fresh produce. Featuring Bon Soir Catin. Bring lawn chairs. No ice chests. (337) 948-6263 or http://www.cityofopelousas.com.
  • DOWNTOWN ALIVE!: 5:30 p.m., downtown Lafayette. Free outdoor concert featuring the Sassafras Jubilee. (800) 346-1958.
  • SPECIAL OLYMPICS LOUISIANA SUMMER GAMES: 6 p.m., Southeastern University, Hammond. http://laso.org.
  • RHYTHMS ON THE RIVER: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Front Street between Freret and Everett streets, Morgan City. Featuring the Good Feelin Band. Free. (985) 384-9291.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR FISHING TOURNAMENTS: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway Boat Dock, New Roads. (225) 293-3402.
  • CIRQUE ’84: 8 p.m., Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville. A time travel adventure featuring acrobats, aerialists, daredevils and whimsical characters from the 1980s. $15. (800) 946-1946.

SATURDAY, MAY 25

  • 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.
  • SPECIAL OLYMPICS LOUISIANA SUMMER GAMES: 6:30 a.m., Southeastern University, Hammond. http://laso.org.
  • GARAGE SALE: 7 a.m.-noon, The Extra Mile, 525 S. Buchanan St., Lafayette. Proceeds benefit Les Bon Amis and the Lafayette Area Activity Resource Center. (337) 237-2090, ext. 114.
  • 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.
  • BATON ROUGE BARREL RACE COMPETITION: 8:30 a.m., New Roads Multi-Use Center. (225) 718-2438.
  • FLEUR DE LIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CRAFT SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Natchitoches Events Center, Natchitoches. Handcrafted items for sale. (318) 352-6068.
  • 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.
  • AUDITIONS FOR CHILDREN’S SHOW: 10 a.m., Eunice Players’ Theatre, 121 S. Second St., Eunice. Roles for children ages 8-14 in The Trial of Goldilocks. (337) 457-2156.
  • MEMORIAL DAY GETAWAY: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Ponchatoula. (985) 386-2536.
  • COLONIAL MARKET FAIRE: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Audubon State Historic Site, 11788 La. 965, St. Francisville. Militia drills, shopping, period crafts and games, music and dancing. $4, adults; free, children 12 and younger and senior citizens. (225) 635-3739.
  • TICKFAW RIVER REDNECK REGATTA: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Tickfaw River near Boopalu’s, 29669 La. 22, Springfield. Free. (225) 907-7270.
  • RENDEZ-VOUS DES CAJUNS: 6 p.m., Liberty Theater, Eunice. Cajun music radio and TV show. Music by Aaron Chesson & Bayou Heat with Henry Hample. $5; $3, children under 12. (337) 457-7389 or http://www.eunice-la.com.
  • OLD FASHIONED FAIS-DO-DO DANCE: 8 p.m., Lakeview Park & Beach, 717 Veterans Memorial Highway, Eunice. Camping available. Live music by the Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express. (337) 457-2881.
  • CIRQUE ’84: 8 p.m., Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville. A time travel adventure featuring acrobats, aerialists, daredevils and whimsical characters from the 1980s. $15. (800) 946-1946.

SUNDAY, MAY 26

  • SPECIAL OLYMPICS LOUISIANA SUMMER GAMES: 6:30 a.m., Southeastern University, Hammond. http://laso.org.
  • MEMORIAL DAY GETAWAY: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Ponchatoula. (985) 386-2536.
  • BLESSING OF THE BOATS: 2 p.m., Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Sponsored by the Kiwanis of Pointe Coupee. (225) 638-8626.
  • SONGS OF REMEMBRANCE: 3:30 p.m., East Bayou Baptist Church, 2234 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. Performance by the Lafayette Concert Band. (337) 989-1279.
  • CIRQUE ’84: 8 p.m., Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville. A time travel adventure featuring acrobats, aerialists, daredevils and whimsical characters from the 1980s. $15. (800) 946-1946.

TUESDAY, MAY 28

  • 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.

THURSDAY, MAY 30

  • WOODCARVING SECRETS: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville. With David Oubre. Registration required. (225) 473-8052.
  • TAJ MAHAL: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. (337) 233-7060.

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.
  • ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. 1000 Words exhibit through July 13; “Pulse” a multi-channel immersive video installation, through July 6; Functional Sculpture by Terri Kennedy, through July 1. (337) 233-7060.
  • 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.
  • 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 Bongé: 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.
  • 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.