Outlying areas calendar for July 5, 2013

To submit event and entertainment items, email details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.


  • FOURTH OF JULY FISHING RODEO: all day, Quintana Boat Launch, La. 319 and Beach Lane, Cypremort Point. (337) 207-6206.
  • GARDEN TOUR FRIDAYS: 10 a.m., Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville. Manager Patricia Aleshire leads a stroll through Rosedown’s historic gardens. $5, garden only. (888) 376-1867.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR FISHING TOURNAMENTS: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway Boat Dock, New Roads. (225) 293-3402.
  • OLD RIVER LANDING FIREWORKS: 9 p.m., Old River Landing, Batchelor. Food and beverages available for purchase. (225) 492-3474.
  • 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND MUSIC FESTIVAL: 9:30 p.m., Miller’s Zydeco Hall of Fame, 11154 La. 190, Opelousas. Live music by J Paul Jr. and the Zydeco Bigtimers.


  • FOURTH OF JULY FISHING RODEO: all day, Quintana Boat Launch, La. 319 and Beach Lane, Cypremort Point. (337) 207-6206.
  • TECHE AREA FARMERS 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.
  • GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Cottonport Bank Community Center, 208 E. Main St., New Roads. Proceeds benefit the no-kill animal shelter. Monetary donations also welcome. (225) 718-1114.
  • JEANERETTE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, City Park, Tarleton Street, Jeanerette. (337) 276-4293.
  • 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.
  • DUTCH OVEN GATHERING: 9 a.m., Pavilion 1, Chicot State Park, Louisiana State Arboretum, 1300 Sudie Lawton Lane, Ville Platte. Bring Dutch oven and fixings and cook with the staff. $1 per person. (888) 677-6100.
  • CAJUN JAM SESSION: 9 a.m.-noon, Savoy Music Center, 4413 U.S. 190 E., Eunice. Bring instrument. (337) 457-9563.
  • 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND MUSIC FESTIVAL: 5 p.m., Miller’s Zydeco Hall of Fame, 11154 La. 190, Opelousas. Old School Sunday with music by DJs.
  • RENDEZ-VOUS DES CAJUNS: 6 p.m., Liberty Theater, Eunice. Cajun music radio and TV show. Music by The Gravel Road Band with Ken Benoit and La Recolte Cajun Band. $5; $3, children under 12. (337) 457-7389 or http://www.eunice-la.com.
  • PATRIOTIC CONCERT: 6:30 p.m., J.C. Penney court, Southland Mall, 5953 W Park Ave., Houma. Performance by the Houma-Terrebonne Community Concert Band. Free. Email arl09@aol.com.
  • OLD FASHIONED FAIS-DO-DO DANCE: 8 p.m., Lakeview Park & Beach, 717 Veterans Memorial Highway, Eunice. Camping available. Live music by the Justin Adams Band. (337) 457-2881.


  • JAMBALAYA ACOUSTIC MUSIC JAM: 12:30 p.m., Tom’s Fiddle and Bow, 204 Fuselier Road, Arnaudville. Bring your instrument to play alongside other musicians. (337) 754-5528 or (337) 303-8665.


  • MAD SCIENCE LAB: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez Branch, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville. For children in second-fifth grades. Registration required. (225) 622-3339
  • DINO PARTY: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown Branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. For children in second-fifth grades. (225) 673-8699.
  • TWEEN BOOK CLUB: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown Branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar, (225) 673-8699 and Donaldsonville Branch, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville, (225) 473-8052. Registration required.


  • FARMERS 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.


  • 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 Saturday, July 13; “Pulse,” a multi-channel immersive video installation, through Saturday, July 6. (337) 233-7060.
  • IMAHARA’S BOTANICAL GARDEN: 5341 Mahoney Road, St. Francisville. Self-guided tours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. http://imaharasbotanicalgarden.blogspot.com.
  • JULIEN POYDRAS MUSEUM AND ARTS CENTER: 500 W. Main St., New Roads. Local Wood: Painted Carvings by Allen Crochet and Henry Watson, through Sept. 2. Hours: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays. (225) 638-6575.
  • 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. Shearwater: The Christopher and Kristen Hogan Collection, through Nov. 30; Following the Light-France to Mississippi: Paintings by Frank Janca, through Nov. 30; Visions: Art Outside the Box, through Nov. 30; and George E. Ohr: Selections from Gulf Coast Collections, ongoing. https://www.georgeohr.org.
  • OPELOUSAS MUSEUM AND INTERPRETIVE CENTER: 315 N. Main St., Opelousas. Works by Theon Guillory, through July 30. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. (337) 948-2589.
  • SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY: SLU campus, Hammond. Prints and paintings by Rosemary Goodell, paintings by Ann Nelson, and ceramics exhibit. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. (985) 549-5080.
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE, HILLIARD ART MUSEUM: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. http://museum.louisiana.edu. The New Art of the Loom: Contemporary International Tapestries, through Aug. 3. Contemporary Folk Art From the Permanent Collection, through Aug. 24. Gumbo: Connecting Community & Collections, through Dec. 14.